Preparing for the Day of Fire
End time message number 3
Some editing of this message has been done to make it more readable, to complete some thoughts, and to add more thoughts. This message was preached in Mpanda, Tanzania, East Africa, November 2011.
It is a wonderful privilege that I have here going over to many places in the world preaching the gospel, and I really enjoy being with you guys. I feel very blessed. I have a privilege not very many Christians have: I get to meet with Christians all over the world, and so now I have many many friends all over the world, and that is wonderful.
Lets get into the message now: down through the years Christians have thought that if they try really hard, they could do what they needed to do to please God: so instead of getting into the New Creation, they just try harder in the Old Creation, most don't know what the New Creation is or how to get into it. Paul said it is not what we do or how hard we try , but a New Creation. When we get into the New Creation we are getting into an entirely different creation. Nothing in the Old Creation can please God: the only things that please God are things in and from Jesus Christ, and in the New Creation.
Tonight I want to talk about the subject: Preparing for the Day of the Lord. There have been many many discussions about the Day of the Lord, and I would not be about to come up with my own ideas to teach you without inspiration, and if I did not feel God gave me a revelation on this subject, I would not dare to teach this; but in order to overcome some of the problems in this subject caused by many human ideas and teachings, I feel it is necessary to use many Scriptures: so we will be going through quite a few Scriptures tonight.
Lets begin in Daniel 2: 34, 44; Daniel was one of Nebuchadnezzar's wise men, and the king had an important dream but he forgot it; so he called his wise men together, and he told them he had a dream, but he forgot what it was, and commanded them to tell him the dream and the interpretation; but his wise men said they could not tell him the interpretation unless he told them the dream. The king said that they were preparing to tell him lies; but if they could tell him the dream, he would know they could tell him the interpretation; and if they didn't tell him both the dream and the interpretation he was going to kill every one of them. The wise men said, only God can tell you the dream.
The king told Arioch the captain of the guard to take them all out and kill them; so Arioch came to Daniel to take him with all the other wise men and kill him, and Daniel said why are you in such a hurry; if you give me a little time, I will give the dream and the interpretation. Arioch took Daniel before the king and said, Daniel would tell the king the dream and the interpretation; so Daniel and his three friends prayed and God gave him the dream and the interpretation.
The next day Daniel came before the king, and he told the king this is the dream you had: you saw a large tall statue, and it had a head of gold; chest and arms of silver; waist of bronze; legs of iron; and feet and toes of iron mixed with clay. We now will read Daniel 2: 34, 35; you saw till a stone cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces; then was the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
You O king also saw a stone cut out of the mountain without hands. In the English language a stone is a small rock, and so think of it as not very large; but the important thing about it is, that it was cut out without hands. Jesus made a statement; the Son could do nothing but what He sees His Father do, and then later He told His disciples, without Me you can do nothing. Jesus was saying that all the work of God can only be accomplished by God, and that without God there is nothing we can do. In other words; this stone cannot be cut out with a hammer and chisel.
Figure 1 Picture of a Christian who is born again; but soul and body is still in the Old Creation.
Practically: we cannot trust our minds: all things must be brought forth by the Spirit in the New Creation; but if we set our minds to it, we have polluted, or contaminated it. An illustration is: God told Moses if he made an alter of rock, you are not to use any tool to shape the rock; once you have put a tool to it, it is polluted and is no longer is acceptable as an alter of sacrifice to me. It is not acceptable to God for us to use our minds to figure out the Word of God. When Jesus said He could do nothing but what He saw His Father do; one of the things that meant was that even He could not figure out the Bible, but only what His Father taught Him, neither can we.
God has accepted us the way we are; but the time has come when we must cease to try to figure out God's Word with our minds, and only use what we receive from God by revelation.
There are millions and even billions of Christians in the world; but Satan's kingdom has not been overcome; now it is time for us to move into the new dimension God has called us to; we need to stand before God, and receive from Him, so we can be effective for Him. In Isaiah 1: 22 he says your wine is mixed with water: now wine is often typed as the Word of God.
We know that with natural wine that the higher the alcohol content the quicker it will make you drunk; but the wine of the Word of God is just the opposite: if you are to know where you are going in the Spirit; if you are going to be able to walk straight; if you are going to be able to do the will of God; then the wine of the Word of God must be pure, it cannot be mixed with water. If you mix your own ideas to the Word of God as you teach the people, they will become drunk; but the purer that the wine of God's Word is the more it make them sober, and the more they will know where they are going. If you give the people your thoughts about God's Word: you are bringing judgment on them and especially on yourself.
I want to show you that this rock is not a very big rock: the reason it is small is because God is picking only a few people here and there all over the world to become this rock: the ones who will say, I can of myself do nothing, I do only what I see Jesus doing: these are the people who follow only Jesus wherever He goes, and they will follow no one else. I don't want anyone to follow me. I never bring anyone to me, but only Them to Jesus. If you follow me or anyone else, you will be disqualified to be in this stone.
The reason it is so important to follow Jesus only is: the body of Christ is like the human body: the human body has a head that controls everything done by the body. If the human body is functioning properly; the eyes, the ears, the nose, the mouth, the hands, and the feet: every part is functioning as instructed by the head; then the body operates as it was designed to do: it will not function properly if it listens to anything else.
If I wanted to put on my glasses, but my eyes were just doing their own thing, and my hands were just moving around doing what they wanted to do, then I could not do it, in fact I could not function in anything as a human being. There are a few people in the world whose limbs will not be controlled by their head; they take them to the doctor to get them fixed; but if my body is functioning as it should: I can pick up my glasses and put them on my face, as well as other functions.
This is the problem in the Body of Christ: over the last two thousand years God's people did some of what God wanted them to do, and the rest of the time they did what they wanted to do: very few of them were surrendered to Jesus, and very few were committed to do what He says: I was accepted if I went to church on Sunday, put money into the offering, listened to the message, if I met the needs of my family' what more can Jesus ask of me, so they thought?
You see my hand listens to my head every moment of every day; the head is in the New Creation, the power and the work is in the New Creation: this stone is going to be a group of people from the church that have made up their minds they are going to follow Jesus every day; they will be surrendered to Him, they will be committed to do what He says. This commitment will take up a lot of effort on our part, and not every Christian is willing to put out that kind of effort; but if you will set your eyes on Jesus to receive what He has to give you; to follow Him wherever He goes: then you are preparing to become a part of that stone cut out of the mountain without hands.
That stone was only a small stone, yet when it hit the image it was so powerful that the image was ground into dust that wind blew away. Now you need to understand that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers: the powers of the darkness of this world; we will also use very different weapons than the people of this world. Our weapons will be Love, Joy, Peace, faith, and such like; these have the unique ability to destroy Satan's kingdom, without injuring people; but rather to lift the people up. We will not take up physical weapons to destroy any country: we are actually saving the countries: making them countries of them who are saved.
There are many verses in in the Bible which say the saints are going to judge and destroy this world system: such as 2 Corinthians 10: 6 having in readiness to avenge all disobedience when your own obedience is fulfilled. The apostle Paul had much trouble with the Corinthian church: the Corinthian church was made up of rich people, there were many divisions in that church ( some following Paul, some following Peter, some following Apollos, and some following Christ), there was a man living with his father's wife, and there was a man suing another man at law.
When Paul dealt with problems in the churches he usually quoted a principle: the principle he was quoting here was that when we have fulfilled our obedience, that our job will be to avenge all disobedience around us. We need to understand that our minds and our wills are in the Old Creation right now; but as we get parts of our minds under God's control, and parts of our wills in line with God's will, that much of our obedience fulfilled, we are working on fulfilling our obedience, and when that work is complete; then we will be ready to avenge all disobedience around us.
Paul was saying that the little things they were fighting over could not compare with the glorious thing God had called them to. Paul showed them the great and glorious calling God had on their lives was so great that they should be preparing themselves for that instead fooling around with the little petty fights they were engaging in.
2 Corinthians 10: 4, 5 the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. We have mighty weapons of warfare that are not of this earthly realm; but they are from the heavenly realm capable of pulling down the strongholds in our minds. Satan has built many strongholds in our minds: fear, unbelief, evil thoughts, lusts, pride, covetousness, passions, insecurity, and other things; each person has their own unique set of strongholds in their minds that have to be torn down.
We need to find out what the weapons are that will conquer these things. The Apostle John said perfect Love casts out fear. Fear causes you to put your faith in the wrong thing. Fear is faith in reverse. Fear causes you to put your faith in things that will hurt you. Somebody gets sick and goes to the doctor, and the doctor says you have cancer, and the first thing that comes into their minds is: cancer kills people, and I don't want to die yet, and then fear rises in their minds; because they were afraid, their faith is now in the cancer instead of Jesus. Every time they think of the cancer they give it strength, they give it power to kill them: that is a stronghold in their minds that has to be torn down. We need to meet with Jesus till we have enough Love to cast out that fear.
We need to put our trust in Jesus, and get enough love in us to cast out all fear; because if you can be completely without fear then you will have the Faith and Confidence to overcome things. The problem we have is that the strongholds in our minds are so powerful that unless we spend a lot time with Jesus or receive a special gift from God, we will never overcome them. Even if we receive a special gift from God to overcome these things, the time will still come when we will still have to overcome them by meeting with Jesus. The promises of God are for overcomers. The promises of God are not received by the gifts of the Spirit; but only by overcoming.
God gives us gifts of the Spirit to accomplish things while we are young in the Spirit till we have grown enough to receive them by overcoming, by meeting with Jesus; because we have great needs, needs that require a miracle while we are young in the Spirit. A little mango tree will not be able to bear fruit unless God performs a miracle, otherwise it must wait for a degree of maturity. If God gave you a gift of healing: you did not overcome anything; but God overcame it for you, and the day will come when you will have to overcome it yourself, if you want the reward of an overcomer.
It would seem strange indeed to see a 6 inch Mango tree with several bushels of fruit on it; that would certainly take a miracle of God to accomplish; but when it is mature it would be only natural for it to have several bushels of fruit on it. A little Mango tree cannot bear like that of its own effort, therefore it did no overcoming: it was just a miracle from God. Many promises are promised to overcomers, none of which can be received by a gift of the Spirit. A gift of healing is a wonderful thing; but it does not carry a reward to you. The reward only comes to those who overcome. God uses miracle at times, but He keeps withdrawing them to teach us to overcome, so we can build up great rewards in heaven: how wonderful are God's ways, and His love toward us.
Paul says the gifts of the Spirit are important and we should seek them; but he showed us a more excellent way in 1 Corinthians 13. The more excellent way is the way of Love. God's Love is not naturally in us, it can only be received in the presence of Jesus Christ. It says in 2 Corinthians 3: 18 that we are changed from glory to glory by beholding the glory of the Lord. If you choose to live your life in the New Creation, then you are living in Jesus' presence, things in the Old Creation are being brought through the cross into the New Creation, and your obedience is being fulfilled; but you must spend the time with Jesus to accomplish this.
The most powerful weapon we have is Love: Love has the power to change people's minds; if you demand that person do a certain thing, yet in their minds they do not want to do it; but if you show them the Love of Jesus, it melts their resistance and soon they want to do what you said. Of all the mighty weapons we have to tear down strongholds, Love is probably the most important one of all; but all the fruit of the Spirit, every one of them is a weapon against Satan, and at some time in the future we will use these weapons to tear down Satan's kingdom.
A few people from every part of the world will become that stone that will tear down the kingdoms of this world: they will tear down the kingdom of Satan, grind it into powder until it is completely gone; and after the kingdoms are gone that stone will became a mountain that covers the whole earth, it will be a wonderful thing to be in that mountain; but you can be in that mountain without being an overcomer, all you have to do is be saved; but if you are going to be in that stone you have to be an overcomer; it is going to be a people who have become very powerful.
Let's read Isaiah 13: 3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I also called my mighty ones for my anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. Notice it says I have called my sanctified ones; sanctified ones means the same as saints. Saint can be looked at on two different levels: on one level all who became Christians are saints, but this is a different level of sainthood than that: these are people who made their bodies a fit habitation for God; another way of saying it is: they moved from the Old Creation into the New Creation and have their obedience fulfilled.
The next line says I have called my mighty ones for my anger. Isaiah 13 the entire chapter is talking about God's judgment against Babylon, Babylon in this chapter is kinda a type of this world system. The only people that are mighty as far as God is concerned, are people in the New Creation; in the Old Creation you may be able to appear mighty and spiritual; but it is only a show, and the mighty works are lacking. You don't have to do these things to be saved; but if you want to be an overcomer, if you want do the work God called you to do, and if you want the reward of an overcomer; than you need to do these things
Most Christians never become mighty before the Lord, and they die before their work is done; but if you spend your time with Jesus: you will become mighty and an overcomer: all those who enter into the New Creation here on earth have become mighty; they will work, yoked together with Jesus, judging all evil in this earth; they have taken Jesus' yoke upon themselves, and are now pulling the same plow Jesus is pulling.
People tend to get all caught up in earthly things; but Jesus said seek you first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. God knows that you need to eat, that you need clothes, that you need shelter, and many other earthly things. God in not necessarily telling you to quit your job. God is trying to get you to quit minding earthly things, and to seek to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
A kingdom is a people being ruled over by a king, and when you are seeking the Kingdom of God: you are seeking for God to be the ruler of your life; you are seeking get your obedience fulfilled in Jesus; you see there are many versus in the Bible on getting our obedience fulfilled, and the weapons involved, and Paul says they are mighty through God to the pulling strongholds, and every high thing in your mind that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. The only way God will be able to use us to revenge all disobedience, is if our own obedience is fulfilled first.
Now let us look at some versus to show that saints of God will receive the Kingdom. Daniel 7: 27 and the Kingdom and Dominion, and the greatness of the Kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him. You see it is God's good pleasure to give us the Kingdom; but first of all we will have to learn how to overcome, because these promises are to overcomers. The saints He is speaking of there is again: those whose obedience is fulfilled.
In Revelation 2: 26, 27 he that overcomes, and keeps my works unto the end, to him will give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; and as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers; even as I have received of my Father. Now you know it was the little stone that smashed the nations to pieces. Here He uses a little different illustration: here instead of a stone it is a rod of iron; but it is the same nations, and the same overcomers.
My friends you have an enormously big calling on your life: I don't care if you are in Africa, the Philippines, the United States, India, or any other place: every one is equally as important to God; we need to get before Him and get what we need so we can do the job He has called us to do.
2 Thessalonians 1: 7-10 You who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power; when He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. Here it says Jesus will take vengeance with His mighty angels; but it says in 2 Corinthians 10: 6 that when our obedience is fulfilled we will take vengeance. In Isaiah it says that God has called His saints and His mighty ones for His anger even those who rejoice in His highness, and Revelation 2: 27 it is the overcomers: therefore I declare it is going to be Jesus and His saints together; but we have to be determined if we are to make it: we have to endure to the end.
Satan is going to give out a mighty resistance, a very powerful resistance; and he is going to do everything he can to defeat you so that you don't succeed. The longer Satan can keep a people from rising up and being one with Jesus, the longer he can be in control of this world. It is good to know Jesus is coming back to straighten everything out; but He cannot come till He has a church that is one with Him: He has to have a people here without spot or wrinkle. The Apostle John said, We do not know what we will be like, but we know that shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. It is time we get to meeting with Jesus and become like Him; it is time to get your obedience fulfilled and be without spot or wrinkle. There are many verses in the Bible on this subject; I don't even know what they all are, I remember reading through them but not coping them down; but I copied enough of them down to spend several more hours on this subject.
Lets turn to Psalm 149: 5-9 let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds; let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand: to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people: to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written: this honor have all His saints. Praise you the Lord.
Sometimes when the Bible speaks of things it sounds like it is coming against people; but Apostle Paul plainly said we don;t wrestle against people, but our fight is against demons and against Satan, so when you read something that sounds like it is against people, transfer it over to Satan's kingdom: it is not people we will be fighting with, but the evil spirits that are controlling them, causing them to do bad things: when we defeat the evil spirits that are controlling Tanzania, it will become a Christian nation like you have never seen before: as a matter of fact at that time; no nation will fight with another nation anymore as no nation will be controlled by Satan anymore.
We must get our minds on heavenly things. We have our minds on earthly things, so little, so small that it almost doesn’t mean anything. I have met with people who have a very small house with a grass roof, and they are just as happy as people I have met who have Millions and Millions of American Dollars. I don't care what you get or have, or what you do to get them: you will never be happy till you receive your satisfaction in Jesus. Satisfaction and happiness cannot be achieved by obtaining earthly things.
The problem we have right now is that Satan has his hands into everything you see on this earth; and until we rise up and become one with Jesus: this world will remain pretty much just as it is. You notice that the verse we read that all the saints have right to judge the world once their obedience is fulfilled. The word saints there does not apply to anyone just because they are a Christian; but people who made their lives a habitation for God; people whose obedience is fulfilled.
1 Corinthians 6: 2a, 3a do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? Know you not that we shall judge angels? This is referring to a problem Paul was dealing with where one man was suing another man that he thought thought had taken advantage of him. Paul said it is better to be defrauded then get involved in such little stuff: if a man took something away from you, that is a mere pittance compared to what your calling is. Our job is to judge the whole world, even angels; when you get involved in such little things: our eyes are on things too small; even if you win your case, you have not changed the world. Our job is to straighten out the world; but the only way we can do it is to get ourselves straightened out first.
1 Corinthians 11: 31,32 if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged, but when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. The cross is an instrument of judgment, and Jesus said take up your cross and follow me; Paul is saying here that if we would judge ourselves: that is, bring our minds and our wills through the cross into the new creation, we would not be judged with the world. The time is coming when judgment will come upon the Old Creation, but it will not effect anything in the New Creation. If we judge ourselves and come into the New Creation, we would not be judged in the Old Creation.
1 Peter 4: 17 says judgment must begin at the house of God. Peter and Paul are telling us that we must be judged first. I want to show you an illustration of that in the Bible: Jesus was crucified with a thief on the right and a thief on the left. When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan river is when He first took up His cross. The river Jordan was a type of the cross. Jesus took up His cross and followed His Father for three years, and He voluntarily was put on the cross at the direction of His Father. There was a thief that was saved on the cross: all his life he lived for himself, and he got saved in the last few hours of his life. On the other side of Jesus there was a thief that did not get saved. This illustration is a picture of the entire world. There are some people who will take up their crosses and follow Jesus, and Jesus is a type all who take up their crosses to follow Jesus, like He took up His cross to follow the Father, and they are the ones who are judging themselves now. The thief who got saved is a type of the many Christians who have lived for themselves: they will be judged with the world, and be saved by the fires of the tribulation: saved so as by fire 1 Corinthians 3: 15. The other thief is a type of those people who don't get saved, maybe not even for all eternity.
When Peter says judgment must begin at the house of God: he was referring to those who take up their crosses just like Jesus did now before the tribulation; the rest of God's people will be taken by force and judged, and they will be judged with the world, in the first half of the tribulation; and finally you have the lost who will be judged in the last half of the tribulation.
Ephesians 4: 13 till we all come into the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. What I want to pull out of that verse is the phrase till we all come to the unity of the faith: what it means to me is: when God has a people connected to the head: Jesus, just as the human body is connected to its head. I want to illustrate it a little: when God has a people who hear and obey everything Jesus says; a people all over the earth whose obedience if fulfilled: then those people have achieved the unity of the faith. Man's way to achieve unity is to get together and try to come to some sort of agreement; but God's way is obedience.
For an illustration let us take two boxers: one boxer represents Jesus and the other boxer represents Satan, and we do things the normal way that the church does: the head (Jesus) says make a fist and each finger (our leaders) discusses should we ball up hands into a fist? They come up with a committee to make the decision. Satan will defeat us before our committee can even get together. Is there any wonder why Satan has defeated us for so long? When God has a people who just look to Him and do what He says instantly; then like a boxer they can ball up their fists and hit their opponent instantly, and that is how we are going to defeat Satan. God has allowed it to be this way up to now; but we must learn to hear God's voice and respond instantly to God's command.
When we take scriptures like this one: the unity of the faith, perfection, and full obedience and say it is for heaven, or some other time or place: our unbelief condemns us to never realize its value in this life, and we have just denied ourselves of a great reward in heaven; we can never make up for what we lost in heaven; for the promise is for overcomers, and there is no overcoming in heaven.
We got to bring this world to a conclusion: there are too many people getting sick, cancer, heart attacks, and all kinds of things going wrong in this world. When God put Adam in charge of this earth; God's charge to Adam still remains in effect today: we are still to subdue this earth and to deliver it from the bondage of corruption, Romans 8: 18-21 for I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us; for the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the Sons of God, for the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who has subjected the same in hope, because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. When God brings us to the unity of the faith, in full obedience to Jesus, then we will be under the direction of Jesus, and we will deliver all of the creation from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. My friends overcoming sin, sickness, disease, and other things are just part of delivering the creation from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Everyone in the world whose obedience is fulfilled and following Jesus perfectly; is at that time walking in the unity of the faith, and in perfect unity with each other, without coming into any agreement whatsoever. We have one head: Jesus, and when we get to where we are completely surrendered to Jesus and doing what He says, we will be walking in perfect unity: Satan will be the maddest he has ever been, because this will be a terrible threat to his kingdom: his kingdom is about to come to an end.
I want to show you more out of Revelation: lets turn to Revelation 6: 1, 2 here the Lamb of God is opening up the first seal, (in the book of creation), showing a white horse and rider; the rider had a bow in his hand, and he went forth conquering and to conquer. When God created the earth He put a man in it, to conquer it, and to bring it into the Kingdom of God. Adam went forth to conquer the earth and was doing what God had commanded Him to do, until he acted in disobedience.
Revelation 6: 3,4 when God had created the earth there was no sin in it, and the entire earth was at peace. Here in these verses we see a red horse going forth: here Adam and Eve had sinned and for the first time peace was taken from the earth, and from here on people were killing each other. Since sin came into this world there has not been peace here till Jesus came, and the angels proclaimed to the shepherds, peace on earth good will toward men, Luke 2: 14; that peace was only found in Jesus at that time, and later in His people.
Revelation 6: 5,6 here we see with sin came commerce: men instead of working to benefit others, they have no incentive to work except to benefit themselves. Capitalism is the only thing that works on this earth right now, because it is the only thing that takes into account man's greed, and men will not work except to feed themselves. This is a black horse and it only works on greed. Later on in Revelation when God is done with it; you will need to take the mark of the beast, to operate in this horse, Revelation 13: 16,17, he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads; and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Because God's people need to eat: God has for now made it so His people who are pouring their lives unto death, (even as the grape and the olive pour out the juice and oil), will not be hurt by commerce; but one day we will have to separate ourselves from this system before God destroys it, Revelation 18: 4, I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not her plagues.
Revelation 6: 7,8 the pale horse: death is always the result sin and darkness. There many things represented by these four horses that will see their fulfillment in this end time: we are called to be overcomers and to deliver this creation from destruction, and by the same token sin and darkness will also come to fullness, and the harvest of this earth will be reaped Revelation 14.
Revelation 6: 9-11 God's people have been killed by the last three horses for the last 6,000 years; will they be avenged who cry to God day and night? Luke 18: 7,8 Jesus says they will be avenged speedily.
Revelation 6: 12-17 we see that with sin comes God's judgment; if God did not hold back the judgment it would went into effect already 6,000 years ago, but than God would have lost His own people. God has had a restrainer holding back the judgment for 6,000 years.
Revelation 7: 1-3 here we see the restrainer pictured as four angels holding back the four winds of tribulation till God has a people marked in their foreheads. Most of God's people will not follow Jesus wherever He goes; so God is calling a small people who will do only what they see Jesus do, a small stone cut out of the mountain of God without hands, overcomers with a rod of iron in their hands, the Israel of God, Galatians 6: 16, a mighty people for God's anger.
What is this mark in their foreheads? 1 Peter 1: 9 receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Romans 12:2 Be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind. Ephesians 4: 23 be renewed in the spirit of your mind. When God has a people on this earth whose minds have been renewed, their obedience is fulfilled, who follow the Lamb wherever He goes, who do not trust their minds but only do what they see Jesus do, who are born again in their souls as well as their spirits: then the tribulation will start. God has a people marked in their foreheads at that time, and who can stand in the tribulation, a people prepared for the Day of Fire. I am very thankful to have been able to preach to you tonight, God Bless You.
Frank Overholt email@example.com