by Sister Sabbay ( October 8th, 2008 )
And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption
(Eph 4:30 KJV).
As the close of the house of God’s probation approaches (1Peter 4:17), heirs remain faithful and alert, reassuring their seat at the throne of God (Rev 3:21). Today’s sealing message manifests God’s Divine, Infinite and Perfect Power (Rom 1:20). Eternally filled with good news, God’s sealing message warrants that all chosen individuals must manifest the Character of Christ, overcoming the propensity of sin (Matt 5:48, 1John 3:9). Sin is noncompliance with the Ten Commandments (1John 3:4). Such an allegiance to Divine truth, will be the focus for those who dare to be like the Prophet Daniel and the Three Hebrews, standing for Christ, our Faithful True Witness. The ongoing work towards Sealing requires fixed, unchangeable, absolute sanctification, which comes from Christ alone. Being justified by faith, we must continue in obedience, building the Character of God (Exo 20). Mirroring the image of the Messiah, we must have Him formed fully in us, being found blameless and faultless (Gal 4:19, 1Thess 5:23, Jude 24,25). We must emphasize to both believers and non-believers the need to evacuate Babylon, before the world’s probation closure (Rev 18:1-4, Rev 22:11). Teaching the three angel’s messages to …”every nation kindred tongue and people” is essential (Rev 14:6-12).
The church of Philadelphia is true Adventism. 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). As we prepare for the Latter Rain (James 5:7), embracing the return of Christ, true sincere believers must focus on becoming harvest ripe, perfecting Christ-like characters. Harvest ripe by biblical definition entails a process of establishing …”first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear”(Mark 4:26-29). “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord” (Act 3:19). Once our christ-like Characters have become converted and faultless, we have reached the stage of “the ear” , poised for the showers of the Spiritually enriching latter rain (Zech 10:1, James 5:7).
We must focus on strengthening the true church of Christ, those that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ, adhering to the law and the testimony. The focus on the light of Truth, a non-negotiable objective, will be kept solely by true Christians, obedient and faithful; God’s peculiar people (Isa 8:20, Titus 2:14, 1Peter 2:9, Rev 14:12). An uncompromising, unchangeable, immutable faith in the Messiah, our Reedemer, is thus required. God wants his chosen to daily grow in sanctification, developing in the Character of God. Finding love and reassurance in the Messiah by grace through faith, God’s remnant can become firmly rooted in Truth; receptive of the Seal of God (John 15:1-7, Eph 2:8, Eph 4:30). With guile-free mouths and blemish-free garments, those chosen, successfully withstanding the trials and tribulations without the aid of an intercessor, will be rewarded as God’s precious gems, 144,000 in number (Rev 7:1-4).