By Sister Sabbay ( August 18, 2008 )
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their Forehead
We are truly living in the END TIMES and as the 144,000, God’s harvest, we will need to be spiritually equip to withstand trials and tribulation without Christ’s mediation (Dan. 12:1,2; Rev. 6:17, 7:1-4). The Ten Commandments, a legal and binding Heavenly governmental ordinance, will be a last day constitutional mandate, maintained by God’s chosen (Exo. 20, Rev. 14:12). The harvest must be ripe in order for the Reaper and His administration to return (Rev 14:14-16). As we are in a new cycle of God’s work, remembering that our Creator will not be mocked and His Word will not return to Him void (Isa. 55:11, Gal 6:7). Our Maker will not accept or receive any soul that is not perfect in character, as gold tried in the fire (Zech. 13:9, Mal. 3:1-3, Matt 5:48, 1John 3:9, 1 Peter 1:7). God detests lukewarmness and thus, He will find messengers who are righteous and worthy to deliver the TRUTH (Rev. 3:7.8,14,15).
As the battle between good and evil proceeds, God’s people advancing in Sanctification, observe the unfolding of History’s final events. The Sealing Power of God and its infinite, perfection secures those honoring the Ten Commandments, embracing the faith of the Messiah, Jesus Christ (Isa. 8:20, Rev. 14:12). The most salient part of this moment in time, relates to the forthcoming Mark of the Beast, Enforced National Sunday Law, a tool which will be activated by the adversary Satan once, God’s people are securely sealed. At that point, Satan will have no other recourse but, to move forward, changing times and laws, enforcing the now dormant American Sunday law (Dan. 7:25, Rev 12:17, Rev. 13:11-18). The Sealing mark by the Living God, requires that saints establish and maintain a obedient, fixed, unchanging, absolute sin-free and completely surrendered life, through the gift of the Messiah’s righteousness (Deut. 6:8, Rev 7:1-4). Enoch, living within a sin infested society similar to ours during his times, was able to accomplish Victory over sin, and he was later redeemed from the earth (Gen. 5:24, 6:5, Heb. 11:5). Be encouraged, as persecution will purify God’s remnant (Mal. 3:1-3, Titus 2:14).
The Mark of the Beast, Enforced Sunday Pagan Worship, having “no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image” [Papal Powers & Protestant Entities] (Rev 13:11-18, Rev 14:9-11), will cause a loss of purchasing power for God’s chosen. However, the Creator will provide resources for his own. Throughout the course of SPIRITUAL WARFARE, retreating to the mountains, avoiding the intensity of satan’s firey darts will be a challenge for the chosen. Through the Word, we must stand, “having our loins girt about with truth, and having the breastplate of righteousness (Eph 6:14-16). The Everlasting Gospel of peace, by faith “wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked”, Spiritual Babylon (Eph 6:16, Rev 18:2). Without neglecting the dissemination of the EVERLASTING GOSPEL, those who are selected must keep the work for Christ’s Perfect Character alive, reigning VICTORIOUSLY over sin (Exo. 20, Matt. 5:48, James 1:3-4, Rev. 14:12, 1John 3:9).
As the Messiah remains in the most Holy place, interceding and mediating on behalf of those who call on His name for the remission of sins, Satan seeks to utilize measures of temptation and persecution, to diminish their faith (Matt 26:28, 1Tim. 2:5) . God’s people remaining faithful, seek only the reassurance of the Most High, as they live daily without fear or panic, regarding the forthcoming trials and tribulation, as God does not cause a spirit of fear (2Tim. 1:7, Rev 16). God has promised His people that their HIDDEN MANNA, food and water shall be sure, as the righteous will never be forsaken or their seed begging bread (Exo. 16:31, Num. 11:7, Isa. 33:16, Psa. 37:25, Rev 2:17). Once, Enforced Sunday law, the Mark of the Beast, takes its position and protocol, worldly, Babylonian, Principalities will prevent the remnant’s ability to buy or sell, but God promises livelihood resources ( Rev. 13:11-18 ).
The 144,000, God’s remnant and harvest, are now preparing their temples, as they watch their diets, abstaining from those unhealthful behaviors that will ultimately prevent them from withstanding trials and tribulation, without Christ, the Intercessor (Daniel 12:1,2; 1Cor. 6:19; Rev 6:17). Those who watch and wait, identifying the signs of the times; indicators pointing to the Final Crisis on the Earth, are humble, meek and lowly, cognizant of the Word and its Power (Matt 5:5, 11:29, Rom 1:20). Most have labeled the Seventh-day Adventist message as cult-like or Babylonian, misunderstanding the true meaning of “Seventh-day Adventist”. By definition, Protestants are those who protest the ways of the Papacy beginning in the Dark ages, which manifested false doctrines that went against Scripture, thus the principle of Protestantism is “Sola Scriptura”. Definitively, the Seventh-day relates to the day of rest, sanctified and hallowed by God in Heaven ( Gen 2:3, Exo. 20:8 ), and the word “Adventist” relates to the second Advent, Christ’s imminent return (1Thess. 4:16,17). Those who seek to change their names, assuming that Seventh-day Adventism is simply a manmade earthly denomination have fully misunderstood the identity of the Seventh-day Adventist movement and people, the True remnant (Rev 14:12).
Overcomers in these end times will be fueled by the Holy Spirit’s Early and Latter rain (Jer. 5:24, Zech. 10:1, James 5:7), bringing God’s Harvest to the “Measure of the Stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13). Our focus, the manifestation of the fruits of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22-23), as we “take on the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD OF GOD” (Eph. 6:17).