The Call of God in His Seven Thunders - Part 3
Before you read any further, please go to:
The Call of God in His Seven Thunders - Part 1, which is meant to precede this article.
And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. – Exodus 20:18
The fifth thundering was about God’s people refusing to remove their alienation from Him; they stood far off instead of wanting to be part of God’s glory. The result was God implementing the curse of the Law.
And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces that ye sin not. And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. – Exodus 20:19-21
Can you see what is happening?
Moses has said to the people, “fear not’,” but what did they do? They stood far off instead. God’s voice was not just calling to Moses, but to all of his people.
In the modern "churches" today, the masses want their teachers, pastors, and prophets to meet God for them. God wants each one of us to be like Moses, heeding His thunderous voice, and meeting Him where He is. By attempting to have the pastor go to the "mountain" for you, will result in no one really going anywhere. The modern "churches" today are promoting the masses to standing far off from God’s purpose and plan.
God wants all of His people to meet Him and to come the top of the "mountain", and when they come down, minister the Gospel of reconciliation that is only comes through Jesus Christ. It is not just about the “mountain” experience, but continuing to walk with Him on this earth by being separate from the earth (cursed ground). The modern "church" has become syncretistic with the things that come from the ground; they have become rooted in, conformed, and run by the traditions of man (world system).
God wants you to hear His thunderous voice for yourself, not through some salaried clergy member in the corporate institutionalized "church." God wants you to meet Him face to face and let His glory shine in you, and through you so that you can impart life to others. The only people that will go the top of the mountain are the ones who are willing to respond to Him. There are many ministers in the modern "churches" that have failed to meet God. It doesn't matter how many diplomas, books you have read, conferences you have been to, or admirers you have, it is only God that can impart His glory; any substitute (man's ideologies) is a negation His power. There are so many apostate ministries that claim healing's, tongues, and signs and wonders, but they are far off from God.
Are you letting the most admired and gifted minister in the modern "church" hear God for you?
The people who believe in the "church" building are standing aloof by not realizing that they are called to become part of the Ekklesia.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. – Matthew 7:22-23
The fifth thunder in the book of Revelation parallels the fifth thunder in the book of Exodus. It is about division; it is about the ones who have heeded His call, and the ones who have chosen to stand far off and be spectators.
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. – Revelation 14:2-4
There is a song being played for this occasion, and cannot be learned except for those who are of the 144,000. Just like the number 7, 144,000 also has spiritual significance to it. We must remember that they both have physical and spiritual implications in fulfillment of prophecy. The physical and spiritual manifestations are God’s communicated plan. The 144,000 (Israel) are the ones who “were not defiled with the women.”
Do you remember in Part 2 of this theme when Moses told the people in Exodus 19:15 to do in preparation for the Lord?
“And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.”
This is symbolic of the modern "church" not preparing themselves for the coming of the Lord by defiling themselves with the traditions of man?
And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. – Revelation 14:5
This verse brings up an important question,
Who, by God’s standard, are found to be with no guile and fault before His throne?
The people of God (ekklesia) who do not walk on their own merit, but are the ones who are continually abiding in Jesus Christ; they are the ones who are found without spot or blemish. They are the product of Jesus Christ; the fruit of righteousness.
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. - Revelation 14:7-8
The religious modern "churches" that are rooted in the traditions of man (Babylon), are separated from God. They are the people who have chosen to remain aloof by not heeding the call of the thunderous voice (spiritual) of God.They have intermingled with the mystery religions of the world, incorporated them, and have justified it as genuine worship to God. God sees them as an abomination and will judge their behaviors.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. – Revelation 14:9-11
The people of God will have His seal on their foreheads, but the people of "Babylon" will receive the mark of the Beast.
And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. –Revelation 14:14
And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. – Revelation 14:17
There will be two gatherings: one for the followers of Jesus Christ, and the other are the "vine of the earth" who will face the wrath of God’s judgement. The sickle will be swung twice; the wheat will be separated from the tares.
We must contend for the true and genuine Gospel. The slumbering "Christians" must wake up before it is too late. Are you willing to stand firm on truth and heed God's voice? Jesus Christ is coming to take His Bride away. You don't want to be left to face God's wrath.
Please continue on and read: The Call of God in His Seven Thunders - Part 4 that leads to the finale of seven thunders of God. God bless.
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