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March 20, 2021 2:00 pm
Revelation 7:9-17speaks of a great multitude that will come out of the Tribulation. Brian identifies this group along with speaking on the Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden and another great multitude.
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My name is Brian Thomas and as always it is a joy honor and a privilege to join you each week on the God first program will as you are probably aware by now, our current government administration has approved a covert, 19 relief package in the amount of $1.9 trillion.
That is right trillion with a T.
And there are many areas of concern with this package but there is allocation for millions of dollars for quote family planning services" and photos that is just a gentle way of saying abortion services.
So, again, there are many areas of concern and there is a group out there that goes by the name of pro-life evangelicals for biting and they have issue with this package so I want to begin by playing a clip from spokesman Dr. Richard Miao spokesman of this evangelical pro-life evangelicals for biting and he is expressing that they felt used and betrayed in clip one.
Dr. Richard now spokesperson for the pro-life evangelicals providing coalition tell CBN news they were shocked to learn was left out. We felt betrayed by the parent or the fact that the more there. They did not pose a heads up on this. There was no sense of ritual ability to evangelicals and Catholics who took a lot of risks saying publicly that there were going to vote for Mr. Barton so here this spokesman Richard Miao was saying they felt betrayed they felt used because they were not given a heads up that the hot amendment was left out the hot amendment is legislation that took effect in 1982. Prohibit federal funds. That is, taxpayers money from being used to perform abortions with exceptions for lifesaving situations or pregnancy resulting from rape or incest. So again, that is an amendment that was put in place in 1980 that would say will you go to work every day you work hard and you get your paycheck and you see that there are taxes that come out and it says will to your tax dollars cannot go towards funding abortion and for those of us who are Christians that are pro-life. That is very important, but here this this letter they wrote an open letter to the president concerning this package. They say quotes. We are very disappointed about the coven.
19 relief packages, exclusion of the Hyde amendment, a long-standing bipartisan policy that prevents taxpayer funding for abortion were even more upset that the Biden administration is supporting this view as pro-life leaders in the evangelical community. We publicly supported Pres. Biden's candidacy, with the understanding that there would be engagement with us on the issue of abortion, and particularly the Hyde amendment. The Biden team wanted to talk to us during the campaign to gain our support and we gave it on the condition that would be active dialogue and common ground solutions on the issue of abortion. There has been no dialogue since the campaign they go on to state, in his letter, we feel used and betrayed and have no intention of simply watching these kind of efforts.
Happy from the sidelines. Many evangelicals and Catholics took risks to support Biden publicly Pres. Biden and Democrats need to honor their courage.
Recall Pres. Biden to honor his commitment to us in immediately demanded the House of Representatives apply the Hyde language to the American relief package. This is no time for radical change to long-standing abortion policy. We call on and then they list the names of different representatives to oppose this bill as it stands, and demand the hot amendment be included. If this is not done, it will raise the question of whether or not we are still welcome in the Democratic Party.
Alright so so there's a there's a lot there and you probably think like me pro-life evangelicals for Biden. When I heard about this route several months ago back in that the last quarter of the maybe third quarter of last year. The forms group. I thought how oxymoronic this this group who their Savior evangelicals there saying there Christians they are saying that there pro-life but yet Joe Biden and Kemal Harris made it very clear where they stood on abortion.
Kemal Harris has been described by many as being the most radical far left Senate member when it comes to abortion and yet they pledge their allegiance to Derek dear team there administration for candidacy so so you scratching your head and not as much of the question. Where were they when they were campaigning on their position when it comes to abortion because on June 15, 2020 Joe Biden put out a Planned Parenthood campaign that I want you to hear it for yourself in clip two together and reversed, storing title X program protect his constitutional right to choose how to stand so you you heard Joe Biden in his own words, say that he would restore title X title X was low in which Pres. Trump. He adjusted it so that it was strip $60 million from Planned Parenthood will so now with Joe Biden.
They are getting that $60 million back.
He made it very clear he made it very clear that he believed in a woman's right to choose. So again, these pro-life evangelicals, provided you ask yourself the question.
Where were these people during the campaign where he wears their mind where is there discernment because I think about this. What if I were to decide one day I meet this woman and she tells me that she's a prostitute. She says she believes in prostitution.
She believes in a woman's right to to live in prostitution and she's going to continue. Prostitution is she she feels like that's a woman's right in light of that, I say will will you take my hand in marriage. She agrees to do so now I've made it clear that I don't agree with prostitution I don't I don't support that. But she agrees to take my hand in marriage was she's made it clear she believes in a woman's right to prostitution. So within a couple weeks of us getting married she one night go stepping out and I asked her the question.
Where you going, she says, and going to work the streetcorner and so she goes out in two comes back later early in the morning in and I asked her where have you been and she says I told you I was going to work the street corners to make money I been out with men prostituting and then I say to her. I feel so used and betrayed. I'm shocked if I would tell anyone that there was a Brian you will fool, why would you marry a woman who has says she believes it is her right to be a prostitute and she told you she's going to continue doing it. Why would you take her hand in marriage, thinking that something is going to change. So that's why I look at this group. This pro-life evangelicals will Biden I thought that back when the first form the group thought that that just doesn't make sense to me. And now here they are.
They say they are used they feel used and betrayed. I just find this hard to believe that they can really be that na´ve and I and I hate to use us a strong word, but to really to be that ignorant to think that if you look at Joe Biden's record. He was vice president to Barack Obama for eight years who was very pro-abortion again. Kemal Harris has been described as the most far leaning left member of the sentence in her support for abortion. So where do they come up this idea of where we're going to play at our supports for this administration thinking something would be different. Thinking that something would change. You know, but the one thing I think about when it comes to this issue is millions of babies have been aborted. Sadly, they been torn apart in the womb, heartbreaks for them with those young little babies. Those little children are now with Jesus Christ and heard a woman once who who gave a description of the vision that she had and she said she had a vision into heaven she saw Jesus and there were all these little children around her, a great multitude of children as far she could see she asked Jesus. Who were these Jesus said these are the ones who were killed in their mother's womb is really heartbreaking but they are with Jesus Christ. They are now in the security of our Lord. There is a great multitude of little children that are around the throne of God. There there today and they're going to be there in the future so that is the thing that I want to highlight is that why is it that again this group. These pro-life evangelicals will Biden with think the something would be different but the fact that now we can rest in the assurance that these babies who have been taken away through abortion. They are a great multitude in the presence of our Almighty Lord were going to take a short break. The only other side of going to talk with you about another great multitude that the Bible speaks of that is also going to be present around the throne of God in the future, you are tuned into the God first program don't go way back with more in the other side of the shortbread. You're listening to Brian on God for more wine please visit God not or browse our offensive library. There you will find articles and messages available as MP3 downloads on various topics such as salvation. There is an lesson is just to name a few. Also, sign up for our monthly newsletter and visit our web store visit God back to God first program. If you are just now joining us this message in its entirety by visiting our website God.org this deal D. One is the.org you can also write because we would love to hear from you at God first Bible Fellowship, PO Box 266. Night deal, NC 27545, a great multitude. There is a great multitude of young children, babies who are in the presence of our Almighty Lord that's also going to be another great multitude that is going to come out of the. In the future. Known as the great tribulation.
So this week's word is coming from Revelation chapter 7 will be looking at verses nine through 17. So what you do, please grab a pen and paper. Grab your Bibles. Let's be students of God's great and mighty, holy word Revelation chapter 7 verses nine through 17 as we are in the church age. The Bible tells us that there is a period of apostasy the falling away that is going to take place and it will continue and seal the church is taken out with the Bible says there will be a great revival that will take place during the tribulation as the antichrist is advancing his agenda. The Holy Spirit is going to move in the hearts of millions leading them to Jesus Christ.
In Revelation chapter 7 verse nine, we find after these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, close with white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
A great multitude the greatest soul harvest in history will take place during the first part of the tribulation. There will be a Christian from every nation, from every race and as I get this picture now in heaven. This vision that this woman had of Jesus Christ in all these children around there is a child there from every tone from every nation, from every race and that is what we are going to see.
Also in this great multitude that will come out of the great tribulation we see here they are clothed in white robes, which represents redemption and then they have palm branches which indicate victory in Jesus Christ there some out there who are saying will the Lord when is he returning we must remember the words of second Peter chapter 3 verse nine the Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
There are some out there that believe more will be saved in the early months of the tribulation did the entire preceding 2000 years. This event that we are looking forward to as believers in our day in the church age is the rapture of the church. The time in which a trumpet will sound, and then that will be the voice of an archangel, and we will be called up to meet the Lord in the air as the Bible says the dead will rise first. The dead in Christ, then those of us who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air. When that happens, chaos will rain upon the earth because pilots will disappear, train engineers, government officials, doctors, nurses, people all over the world want to disappear as they will be called up to be with our Lord and I truly believe that this is the event that will persuade many to follow the 144,000 evangelists that our Lord is going to call out during the great tribulation. This will be like following hundred and 44,000 apostle Paul's and during this time. The tribulation, we must remember that the Holy Spirit will be on earth because no one can be saved without the Holy Spirit in the book of acts chapter 2 verses 14 through 21. The apostle Paul spoke of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It happened on the day of Pentecost, but the complete fulfillment of Paul's reference to Joel chapter 2 verse 32 Will Take Pl. during the tribulation.
This is when there will be wonders in heaven and signs on the earth, blood, and fire billows of smoke. The sun turned to darkness in the moon to blood the 77 year tribulation. That is yet to come for the earth's inhabitants everybody will have to make a decision either for Jesus Christ or for the antichrist as we look in previous weeks at the set the seal judgments. The six seal will remove the sense of security from mankind on the earth.
This will cause many to seek God the many will steal reject him during this time. The conditions will be ripe for this 144,000 evangelists.
But John is looking into the future here in the book of Revelation he sees this great multitude in heaven, and then in verse 10 we find and cry it out with a loud voice, saying, salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb. The individuals in this multitude are recipients of personal salvation. There is only one way folks to the father and that is through Jesus Christ. Doesn't matter what Oprah Winfrey says doesn't matter what Barack Obama says doesn't matter what Steve Harvey says. The Bible says that there is only one way in Jesus Christ as I am the way the truth and the life.
No one comes to the father but by me. And as we look back in the biblical days when the shepherds would would take the sheep in for the night to settle. They would take them into their their holding area into their their their fencing area and there was again present in the shepherd would literally lie down at the gate and the only way that the she could go in and out would be by going through the shepherd so he would go to sleep, but he would be awakened if one tried to go out because they could only go through him Jesus Christ that I am the door. He said I am the way, I'm the good Shepherd and the only way you can go in and out to the only way you can get to the father is by going through our great Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So as we come to verse 11 in Revelation chapter 7 all the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, amen. Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.
This is a beautiful picture as the angels in heaven. Rejoice there rejoicing over this multitude, the angels rejoice when one sinner is saved look at Luke chapter 15 verse seven I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 just persons who need no repentance to note how the Angels words are as they look upon the redeemed from the earth. There, rejoicing the giving praise the given honor the giving glory to our God by by through Jesus Christ. He brought salvation to these people. Listen folks, I don't want anyone to doubt your importance. There are some of you out there who think that you are not important you been living a life of sin and you think that you're just too far gone to you think that if you're missing from the world, no one will care, and it would matter, let me assure you something. Jesus Christ died with you in mind when his he shed his blood at Calvary. He had human mind because you mean something to him in the Bible says that the angels rejoice over one person coming to repentance. Don't listen to the devil as he tries to discourage as he tries to tell you is too late.
The tries to tell you to quit to take care of yourself out through suicidal or any other means trusting the word of God that Jesus Christ loves you.
He died for you. He did it for you he did for all of us do not doubt your importance is all the angels rejoice and give your life to Jesus Christ and let heaven rejoice as you come to salvation.
Then as we go to verse 13 and 14 then one of the elders answered in's answer saying to me. Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from and I said to him, Sir, you know, so he said to me, these are the ones who come out of great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb to get the word of God is awesome. The word of God is so rich. The word of God is so pure, the word of God is so powerful is one of the 24 elders questions John. John does not recognize those in this multitude, and this implies that he does not know them because they are not from the church age or from the Old Testament but redeemed from the tribulation, just as the church, just as Israel, just as the Old Testament saints are all in a distinct category, but all make the body of Jesus Christ. So or the tribulation saints you know is I take my closed loop to the dry cleaners and has things in them. They have special solution that they used to get those things out and bloodstains you know bloodstains are are just so hard to remove but they have special solutions to get that blood out when we look at our Lord Jesus Christ, the red blood of Jesus makes one white sea that goes in reverse with us because red blood from us.
It stains things but did the red blood of Jesus Christ makes one white, wider than anything that we can imagine these as it removes the stain of sin. So again I want to encourage you today. Give your heart to Jesus Christ.
If you've never accepted him today is the day and then as we move on to verses 15 through 17 therefore they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple. And he who sits on the throne will dwell among them.
They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore. The sun shall not strike them, nor any heat for the Lamb who was in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and leave them to living fountains of water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes again flows God's word is so amazing we truly serve a mighty God we truly serve a loving God would truly serve a powerful God and as we look at this eternal rewards going to be given to this great multitude there before the throne of God and they serve him day and night.
They are not on the earth, but they have died. God will dwell with them forever, just as first Thessalonians chapter 4 verse 17 tells us, it promises us and thus we shall always be with the Lord all their needs will be met because apparently during the tribulation. The saints will suffer great hunger. They will suffer great thirst, exposure to the elements while the on the earth but God will wipe away every tear the same promises given to the church after the great white throne judgment.
In Revelation 21 verse four. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There should be no more death, nor sorrow little crying.
There should be no more pain for the former things have passed away and we cannot say with 100% certainty exactly what this refers to, but I believe that it could very well be that God is going to to change our minds in the way that we will not be able to remember unpleasant things, including those who are eternally lost because remembering our lost love ones would would cause a student to not have the joy in heaven. He's gonna wipe away every tear from the eyes of this great multitude he's gonna wipe away every tear from the eyes of all of us will put our faith and trust in him, folks, we must be eternally minded. The problem today is a lot of people are not eternally minded people just want to focus on the here and now. But we we must be willing to delay Sarah self gratification in exchange for eternal life in exchange for eternal rewards. Just as we see this great multitude will do during the great tribulation as they will lose their lives because of the fact that they have trusted in Jesus Christ will put their faith and trust in him that lies their physical lives will be taken, but that would gain eternal life, and that day, the day is coming in was their physical body will be resurrected as a glorified body and God again is one of wipe away every tear. We are reminded by this multitude that every human being must make a choice to accept or reject Jesus Christ will today be the day for you to accept our Lord I'm encouraging you to do so in the book of John chapter 1 verse 10 through 12. He was in the world and the world was made through him, and the world did not know him. He came to his own and his own did not receive him, but as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in his name without Jesus Christ, our best is as filthy rags before our God with the cleansing blood of Christ makes us to be found worthy to be in the presence of our Almighty God, and only those who accept Christ will be children of God. You hear people often times they were all children of God. But the Bible says that no is only those who accept Jesus Christ that are true children of God.
If you cannot accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. You are not a child of God.
The question is will you receive them today. Will you come to know and accept our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and folks I focus a lot on the book of Revelation.
I love God's prophetic word that this is about the heart is not about his knowledge.
If is only head knowledge is not going to do you a bit of good because you still going to eternal damnation unless it convicts your heart and makes you want to to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Even if you don't understand all the the ins and outs and all the intricacies of the book of Revelation, but you still need Jesus Christ to accept him as your Lord and Savior, because again there's coming a day in which there's going to be a great multitude that will come out of the tribulation, but you don't have to wait until the end, you can give your heart to him today and go away in the way of the rapture and we can be in the presence of our Almighty Lord is just a beautiful picture in which the children the multitude of of of babies that have been aborted. The millions that have been aborted throughout the world. They're going to be a great multitude living in the presence of our Lord.
They also want to receive glorified bodies and they're going to be able to live the life they did not get on this earth. And then for those who go into the tribulation is unsaved, but they also will give their lives to Jesus Christ. That is, those who choose to refuse the mark of the beast is a beautiful picture of our Lord saving grace in the redemption that he so graciously gives us dear folks, the word of God is just so powerful word of God is so loving I will Lord came out of a perfect heaven came to this earth died for us so that we could have eternal life.
And again I want to encourage anyone out there. Doubting your worth. You feel like the world is going to going fine without you know Jesus Christ loves you. Jesus Christ wants you. Jesus Christ is urging you through the Holy Spirit to come into his kingdom. Give your heart to him just confess that you are a sinner repents of your sins and profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior you to have eternal life, and God will wipe away every tear from your eyes. It went really tear from my eyes. No more suffering no more pain we will live in perfect peace and joy in the presence of our Almighty Lord as this great multitude ruffled where all of the time for this week I want to thank you for joining me, please come back next week as we continue to encourage you to put God first, while viewing life through the window of the Bible. Until then, remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, bless God's great nation of Israel. The only wise God be glory.
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