Good Seventh-Day Sabbath to you all Remnant Church of the Lord…
I hope and pray that we are all striving, fighting with watchfulness and with prayer, walking the straight and narrow path to heaven and not allowing the enemy to sidetrack us with the things of the world, but overcoming all obstacles that may be placed in our way.
The sealing time is happening for the children of God, the true Israel and the rest of the world will soon be left to decide where they are going to stand when our work of proclaiming these three angel’s messages and uniting it with the forth in complete unity with one another, will end.
Those who are seen in direct opposition in tearing down the work of God, doing the works that proclaim they are from the tribe of DAN will have no part with understanding the righteousness of Christ. These very lost ones will even proclaim that the righteousness of Christ, which is found in the understanding of the 3rd angel’s message, is some future event still. If obtaining to the righteousness of Christ is some future event, why then has it already been revealed to us to come out of Babylon and reform our lives through the power of God in being saints of the Most High God in our obedience to Him through keeping that law this world hates? Those who want to preach that the righteousness of Christ is some future event; well it is no wonder why their characters are unchanged and full of dead works!
They proclaim they love, but yet do the works of the tribe of Dan. Family, it has been our privilege to have the righteousness of Christ stamped upon our life today in proclaiming that very 3rd angel's message to a lost world to worship God, fear him, receive not the mark of the beast, which if we are obedient and have the righteousness of Christ we will not receive the mark of the beast when the kings of the earth unite this world in having one mind, to have power for one hour, to globalize Satan's Sunday law death decree system that is coming before probation closes.
It is this loud cry that will continue to swell as we continue to do the work. And while we continue to do this work, like in Nehemiah’s days, the tribe of Dan will seek to tear down your work, criticize and speak all manner of evil against you for not following in the path of modern day Goliath. Brethren, it is that very work we have been doing from the time of the pioneers which has brought on this world to a lockdown through this Covid 19 stuff. Clearly, Satan is trying to shut us up and shut our work down like certain ministries have been trying to do to me for so long, BUT as we are of God, nothing can stop us.
So over the next several sermons we will be staying on one important topic, “The 12 Tribes of Israel”. Each one will reveal a character that each and every one of us needs to have.
So first where did the name Israel come from? Genesis 32:24-28, “And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.”
Our Heavenly Creator gave the name Israel. He offers the name to be given to those who would prevail with God. Are we overcomers, fighters for God’s truth, are we warriors for God so to be fit for a spot into the 144,000. Perfecting our character? The 144,000 are victorious in everything, conquering through the power of God.
In the book of Revelation we can find the 12 Tribes of Israel being sealed with the seal of the Living God for the time of trouble. There is a time period on this earth, in the near future where a few more prophetic events must transpire, or taking place before they are all fully sealed, each one into their tribe. Again, we have a grand test coming with Sunday laws death decree. We will go over each tribe and maybe it will give each and every one of us a hope, an understanding where we fit and how we need to establish all the characteristics of these 12 tribes.
So, right now let us have the Word of God lead us into the 12 Tribes of Israel with the introduction in Revelation ch. 7. Let us begin
Revelation 7:1, “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.”
Revelation 7:2, “And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea.”
Revelation 7:3, “Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”
Revelation 7:4, “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”
Revelation 7:5, “Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.”
Revelation 7:6, “Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.”
Revelation 7:7, “Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.”
Revelation 7:8, “Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.”
In the introduction we see 4 things taking place before all is finished.
1. holding the four winds of the earth
A. The elements of nature like the earthquakes, tempest, and political strife are represented as being held by four angels of God. These winds are under God’s control until He gives the word to let them go, and once they are let loose the out pouring of God's wrath will be released upon the wicked and make them a desolation. The Holy Ghost will remove Himself from the earth more and more as time goes on. The world will move further into darkness as they continue to reject God. The wicked will grow so cold as we see today happening even with many professed churches. And when the world will become a wilderness of chaos and all things are out of order, while the wrath of God starts with the first plague in punishing and destroying the wicked, there is also the safety of Israel, the little 144,000 of the remnant. The angels of God do His bidding, holding back the winds of the earth, that the winds should not blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree, until the servants of God should be sealed in their foreheads.
2. I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God
B. The seal of the living God will be placed upon those only who bear a likeness to Christ in character. They reflect Him as Christ did the Father. Take note: The seal of God will not be placed on any world loving man or woman and those who fit the characteristics of the tribe of Dan. James 4:4.
3. have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads
C. Keeping the law of God, baring the testimony of Jesus and reflecting the character of God to the world, is what seals us.
Hebrews 10:16, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.”
Revelation 14:12, "Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
4. sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel
D. The complete literal number of the 144,000 members each one sealed in a tribe; 12,000 members in each tribe totaling up to 144,000. Clearly this is a literal number and not symbolic as some proclaim. If it was not a literal number, the Bible would have said so. Furthermore, if the 144,000 could not be numbered, then it would have said so, just as Revelation 7:9 says, “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number...So, the great multitude cannot be numbered, but the 144,000 can be numbered and it is a literal number that will consist of all those who are among the living and will venture through the entire seven last plagues which is known as the time of trouble. Another thing to look at here and to understand is that no one will come back from the dead to be a part of the 144,000 as a few proclaim. There are many who will arise during the special ressurection to be with the 144,000 after the plagues have done their work. None of the dead will arise to venture through the one year time of trouble with all seven plagues falling. Anyone who would suggest that any of the pioneers would rise up from their graves to make up that 144,000 is in Biblical error and would be seen as preachers of spiritualism because these saints will only be awaken at the end of the plagues.
So, as mentioned in Revelation 7, those are the tribes that will be found in heaven. But if you notice this tribe called Dan which was mentioned n Genesis 49 is no longer found in the 12 tribes because of their evils done towards their brethren. This tribe as you can see will not be found in heaven, they will not be found in the Lambs book of Life, but they will be found in the vineyard of the earth when the harvest is rippen to be destroyed, bundled up to be burned. Why? When Looking into Genesis 49:17 we can find the answer.
Genesis 49:17, “Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.”
There are a few key points that we need to look at here. There is a character of Dan that comes in plain view that we cannot over look here. The symbolism of Dan is first found in a serpent. What is a serpent
1. Serpent - is a snake
a. In the Bible, the creature was a snake that tempted Eve.
b. The serpent was Satan. And Satan is the Father of the accusers of the brethren. Revelation 12:10 - And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
c. So, Satan was a subtle, sly, or treacherous being. Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field...”
Let us take a look at an example of what Satan is like, his character or technique that he likes to use in deceiving. Take a look at what was used in the Garden of Eden. Satan uses the Bible to push his presumption. Misapplication. What is presumption? It is a belief or assumption based on reasonable evidence.
God’s command to Adam and Eve:
Genesis 2:16-17, “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
God said of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat except of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. But then what did Satan say?
How did Satan twist it in presumption?
Genesis 3:1, “And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
Satan said, did God say ye shall not eat of every tree in the garden? The purpose in twisting this was to cause confusion in the mind and to lure her away into rethinking truth and to cause then doubt like certain ministries have started to do today.
Just like the modern day work of Satan is doing today in causing doubt that the world has no more Sunday law death decree before probation closes is an attempt by Satan to calm the people down before the storm. These ministries today are removing the test for the world and joining the peace and safety movement for the end times. They have gone astray heeping up disciples to do the work of Satan and to lure people away from the truth.
2. The tribe of Dan would be the snake or serpent that would Biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. What are some of the characteristics that is found in the tribe of Dan that would cause the rider to fall backward, to fall from the truth.
Understanding the Tribe of Dan in History and their Characteristics:
In Genesis 49:17 reveals to us that Dan’s character is that of backbiting, having a criticizing disposition and other satanic practices like accusing, finger pointing, looking at others garments, faultfinding, which this tribe never overcame as they were the JUDGE, or the ones that had been set up to do the work of Satan in being the accusers of the brethren in judging them. They just did the work of judging others as we see so many doing today who profess the name of Christ. If we are doing such things we had better get moving and understand the need to overcome it swiftly, and carefully examine what happens to those that carry this attribute.
Many will soon find themselves in big trouble for touching the children of God, especially the anointed ones who you falsely accuse.
Psalms 105:15 - [Saying], Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
And many are soon to sleep in death for doing such things or even being connected with it. Everything that you have done is soon to be returned to you double in portion. Probation is soon to close, and thus those of you doing such works, remember this, the name Dan is omitted from the genealogies of the 12 tribes due to this and not overcoming it, and thus, thou shalt be too if not repented of, and also they are removed from the list of those who are sealed, as given in Revelation chapter 7. If we are ever tempted to "backbite", having this evil tongue or speak unfavorably of our neighbor, or indulge in criticism, we would do good to remember the fate of Dan that will not be sealed for heaven. And any of those connected to those who are apart of it will also be destroyed. Slandering your neighbor is a crime against the workers of the Lord and heaven.
Numbers14:35-37 - I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die. And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land, Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD.
Samething had happened to king David:
Psalms 31:13-14 - For I have heard the slander of many: fear [was] on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life. But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my God.
The Bible likens the tribe of Dan to a fool because of his work in slandering others.
Proverbs 10:18 - He that hideth hatred [with] lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, [is] a fool.
Another character to take a look at that is found in the tribe of Dan is given in Leviticus 24:10-16. Here is a son from the tribe of Dan whose mother was an Israelite and whose father was an Egyptian. One day the son strove with a man of Israel in the camp, and in his anger he "blasphemed the name of the Lord, and cursed." To speak lightly or disrespectfully of the name of our Creator and Redeemer, that name "which is above every name," that name at the mention of which "every knee should bow," Philippians 2:9-11, that name which "there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" Acts 4:12, is regarded by God as one of the chiefest of sins, a sin punishable in a most terrible manner, that of stoning to death would take place like in the book of Leviticus 24:13-16. And so because of this sin, this son of the tribe of Dan was stoned outside the camp of Israel. And they will be stoned by the Chief-Corner Stone in the end if their works are not repented of. Sadly, these Daninites speak very badly of their neighbor, tear them down, lie about them, falsely accuse and thus they blaspheme God by their treatment towards others, which they fail to realize that what they do to the children of God, they did it to Jesus and they shall have their portion cut for them.
Matthew 25:40-41 - ...Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Clearly, many take the Scriptures lightly, which testifies of truth and has a sanctifying power to be like Christ, but yet the Tribe of Dan is found to be like Judas which had no corresponding works. The tribe of Dan is liken to the chaff which blows away when brought to the threshing floor of test. They fail and fail at every point and never progress in actions and character that Christ is abiding. Ye brethren, you will be known by your fruits. Thus, today, we need to be on guard at every point and not blaspheme God's holy Name by showing forth any of the fruits from the tribe of Dan. If we are showing forth these types of fruits towards God and His human creation, we commit adultery against God which is the highest crime one can commit. If you break one law you break them all and to do this is leaving the very one you profess to serve so to do the works of the devil, you blaspheme His Name and commit adultery towards Jesus. Thus many are blinded today by their works they cannot even detect falsehoods because their hearts are filled with corruption themselves and because of their own sins that are so wretched, they cover them up by pointing fingers at others and accusing others of the very same things they are all guilty of. The day is coming were the modern tribe of Dan will answer for their work they have done.
As we can see the Word of God expresses to us the character of Dan in Genesis 49:17 by his backbiting, but his character goes further than that when the Word of God utilizes the word serpent or snake. Satan is seen as this. Satan who is the author of confusion and the author of sin has perfected every debase trait that is unrighteous and it reflects the tribe of Dan. You break one you break them all.
We want to fulfill the law brothers and sisters. If we don’t strive to fulfill the law then what are we accomplishing? What are we becoming? Are we taking our stand with God in Righteousness in fulfilling the law of Love that is found in the Commandments of God or are we following after the author of sin, Satan? The latter rain which is found pouring out upon those receiving it will do the works of Christ's righteousness and they will have corresponding works their profession. But sadly, like Pharaoh, many are not detecting it because the rain can't penetrate their corrupt hearts that are hardened. Anything that we are not overcoming should wake us up to the reality of our current state of character that is not after the reward in heaven, but is working a corruptible crown unto death. We have to press forward, family. Put away all evil speaking, worldliness, backbiting, gossiping, pride, selfishness, the accusing spirit of Satan, anger, and all the evil traits that speak of Satan who appeals to the flesh.
Proverbs 18:21 puts it this way: “The tongue has the power of life and death.” The stakes are high. Your words can either speak life, or your words can speak death. Our tongues can build others up, or they can tear them down. An unchecked fire doubles in size every minute. and the Bible says, "...whose end shall be according to their works." "...and they were judged every man according to their works." And if your works are corresponding to the works of the tribe of Dan today, remember this, "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." - Revelation 20.
So, unto you true Christian soldiers of God, let us march forward in unity to the city of God. Put all that is keeping us from what is good away and let’s go home. The sealing time is now and it is up to us in the choices that we make if we are going to have the seal of God placed on us or if the Angel is going to walk by us. Just think of that for a moment. Picture the Angel of the Lord walking up to us, wanting to seal each and every one of us, but then does not because of our evil works and characters that have not received the rain to change. We will see soon who will repent or not, but if your heart is like that of Dan and your works are visible today, it shall surely be dealt with by God in due season. The cup is reaching its fullness and closure is coming for all of thee. Examine I say, examine your lives and afflict your souls sons and daughters of God and be no more like the evil one, but overcome him with the works of Christ and let your light shine forth in love. Peace.