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Scripture reading: Revelation 7:4

Brother John said in Revelation 7:4, “And I heard the number of them which were sealed.” Any time you see numbers in Scripture, it is a revelation God is giving you. God is NOT telling you how many people were sealed. GOD IS GIVING YOU A REVELATION. The revelation is that “and there were sealed AN HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR THOUSAND of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”

Numbers in Scripture form a very important part of the dimensional gospel. They lend depth to the gospel; things are being said by the numbers that are not expressed otherwise. For instance, the number ONE is the number of God. The number TWO is the number of witness. The number THREE is the number of divine fullness (good, better, best). Number FOUR is the number of tribulation and when the tribulation comes three times, it comes to the fullness of tribulation which means victory. For instance, Moses’ life was divided into three forty-year periods. The first forty years he spent in Pharaoh’s palace preparing and training. The second forty years he spent in the wilderness, and the third forty years he spent leading the children of Israel out of Egypt to the borders of the Promised Land. That was the victory. His work had been accomplished.

FIVE is the number of ministry or the number of grace. SIX is the number of man. SEVEN is the number of perfection. Man cannot go further than six in all his endeavors. Therefore, seven is God’s perfection. EIGHT is the number of new beginnings. NINE is the number of judgment. Sometimes this number is used for Satan. TEN is the number of divine order, and ELEVEN is the number which marks the undoing of divine order and falls short of twelve, which is completion. I say all this to bring you to number twelve. TWELVE is completion of God’s government.

Let me give you a basic outline of the Word of God. The Word of God is written as no other book on earth or no other that man could write. No man could write one page of the Bible. This is why we know it is divinely done. The Bible is written in Greek and the Hebrew.

Let us look at the Hebrew. The Hebrew has a numeral for every letter in the alphabet. Each letter has a value, a numeric value. The whole of the Bible is written in this way. Every thought brought forth can be divided by seven equally. It is sevens, sevens, sevens, right through the whole Bible. Every thought, every sentence, every idea, every word, when put together with other words, can produce seven, seven, seven – always divided by seven. This is not humanly possible. I believe some time ago, somebody put out a $25,000 reward for anybody who could write anything in this manner and nobody could. I am sure no one can. This is what makes us know the Bible is absolutely authentic. Any part of it that does not match this trial of sevens is not true, it is not of the Bible, it is not of God. We know that what we have here is of God.

The Apocrypha and other books which were taken out as being noncanonical do not come up to this standard and that is one of the reasons that they were cast out. On the other hand, all the books of the Bible (for instance, the King James Version) have been certified by Jesus Christ and the apostles. They quoted these books. Jesus would not have quoted Moses if He did not believe that Moses was of God. If what Moses wrote was not of God, Jesus, the son of God, would not have quoted him. Jesus and all the apostles quoted from all the books of the Old Testament and that makes them authentic.

Let us look at this number 144,000. This number is derived by multiplying 12 x 12 x 1,000. Twelve is the number of completion. There are two completions: the completed man who is in a completed church. So if the completed man is right, according to God’s order, then the completed church will be right, according to God’s order. We have 12 multiplied by 12 which equals 144 followed by three zeros, for the end result of 144,000. The word “zero” is derived from the Hebrew word for seed “zera.” In Genesis 3:15 the Lord cursed the serpent and told him that the seed of the woman would bruise his head – which seed is Jesus Christ.

In the Old Testament, there were 12 persons anointed, 12 patriarchs, and 12 tribes of Israel. Exodus 28:1 speaks of the 5 anointed priests who were Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. The 7 kings that were anointed were Saul, David, Absalom, Solomon, Jehu, Joash, and Jehoahaz. This makes up the 12 anointed persons. Notice the sixth anointed person, king Saul (1 Samuel 10:1) proved to be a failure, but he was number 6. Six is the number of man. David was number 7 and he was God’s perfect choice. We can see the whole thing working according to numbers and according to Scripture. In the New Testament, there were 12 apostles, 12 foundations in the heavenly Jerusalem, 12 gates, 12 pearls, and 12 angels.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 145-147)

Thought for today: The Word of God is in three dimensions. Let us be good Bible students in our understanding of the numbers in Scripture.

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Scripture reading: Jeremiah 31:33

Jeremiah 31:33 speaks of the handwriting of God in the heart of the believer. Revelation 14:1 says, “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 (and I add here, and His name) WRITTEN IN THEIR FOREHEADS.” I added that because the Greek word in this instance is “tou patros autou” which means, “the name of the Father and of Himself.” The forehead depicts the mind.

The name of God is the important thing. The name or the nature of God written in the mind of the believer is that which is going to deliver him from the destruction of the tribulation. At this time, the believer is being given the opportunity of imbibing the nature of God within himself. This nature of God within him will repel the power of Satan and will stop the mark of the beast from ever being able to come to him. If God’s mark is His nature or His name in the forehead of the believer, then the devil’s mark in the forehead would be the devil’s nature or his name.

Revelation 13:16, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.” Notice that God marks the people “in their foreheads,” but the devil will mark you either in your right hand or in your forehead.  The nature of Satan is being marked in the foreheads of the people. You avoid getting the mark of the devil by imbibing the Word of God, making the Word of God your life, loving God, and singing spiritual songs and hymns – by your whole nature being trained towards God and not towards the world.

The devil has all his tentacles coming through everything in the world and bombarding us. The music that he sends is designed to make you brutal and carnal and sinful. If you just watch the people operate under the power of the music, you will see the carnality and the brutality, like demons gyrating in the fires of hell. This is what I see when I see people dancing on the disco floor with lights flashing and the Satanic influence all around them. You can see Satan reaching the people through the music, through the rock, through the reggae, through the demonic music he has invented. He was the master of music. The schools are teaching a lot more than the 3 R’s. The children get carnality, sinfulness, sexuality, and demonic influence from the teachers. The teachers have been filled with psychology of demons and the people of God are exposed to it. May God have mercy, because all these children are being demonized.

If you think that I am radical, then you need to hear the truth. I am just barely touching on the various areas of influence. They demonize the very food we eat to bring us under the control of Satan. It affects the mind. The clothes we wear are all sexual enchanters’ clothes. Clothes used to mark a harlot. Now everybody wears harlot clothes. It is so popular and so common and people are so excited about wearing this kind of thing that you cannot even teach the people of God that the demons have made clothes for them. Demons make clothes to show off the body and to get people to lust and be in the lust market, the flesh market.

At this time, God is marking the people of God in their minds and He said that if you have the mark of God, you cannot have the mark of the devil. This is marvelous. If you receive the mark of Jesus Christ you will not be able to take the mark of the beast. If you are worldly, if you love the world and the things that are in the world, then you are going to be one of the foolish virgins.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 139-141)

Thought for today: Let us reject the devil’s mark and receive the mark of Jesus Christ by opening ourselves up to God and inculcating our minds with the Word of God.

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Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

But, whom say ye that I am?” was the question that Jesus Christ asked the brethren, the apostles in Matthew 16. They told Him what the people were saying. “They say that You are John the Baptist, or that You are Elias, or that You are Jeremiah.” What does that tell you? That tells you that the doctrine the people had was a false doctrine, because they believed in reincarnation. If you are telling me that John the Baptist, or Elias, or any other Christian who has passed on is returning to this life in another body, then you believe in reincarnation. Right away, Jesus and the brethren saw through it, that these people were all wrong. They were not recognizing Jesus Christ – Jesus, the Messiah. They were not recognizing Him as God in human flesh. God said that He will appear again; but they are not really believing it now either! They are not believing that you have Jesus in you. Now, do you believe it? If you do not believe you have Jesus in you, you are in trouble.

The people saw a man. They saw a flesh and bone blood man standing before them. “Who do you think I am?” Jesus asked.

You know, God called me. God sent me. God spoke to me personally and I never doubted who I was from that time until this. I never doubted who I am. So, God allowed various men to come against me. He allowed various organizations to come against me. He allowed all kinds of satanic forces to come against me, but it never fazed me.

Somebody asked me, “How do you survive? How do you function?” I came into a place like the United States, and went right contrary, opposite against the doctrines that were being preached in the churches. I have been kicked out of church, after church, after church. On one occasion, when they kicked me out, a brother was sympathizing with me. I said, “Brother, you are wasting your sympathy. Go and sympathize with the people who missed the opportunity of having the Word of God preached to them.” He said, “No, you can’t be serious! You can’t really mean that!” I said, “That’s exactly how I feel; that’s exactly what I mean and exactly what I know.” Do you know why? Because, I know who I am. I know when Jesus called me and said, “I want you to go and preach the Gospel to My people.”

Black churches have called me. They said, “We want you to work with us. We want you to be our apostle. You do not have to worry about money or anything. We will just make you number-one man.” I said, “I am already called and sent.” They never understood me. I said, “I am already called and sent; and I am sent to God’s people. I am not sent to anybody with any special color! Anywhere God’s people are, those who will hear the word of the Kingdom, there I will go.”

I think God laughs at people who see color and all that sort of things, because we should know that God does not have a color. I understand He does not have a skin. Your color is in your skin, and if He does not have any skin, He cannot have a color. The carnal man will always think of a carnal God to satisfy his own carnal nature.

Let us try to think of God. We asked God to come and flow through us like a river. If God was a man, He could not flow through us like a river. He could not fill us, fill the whole earth, and fill the people in their various lands at the same time, and fill the whole universe! He could not do that. He would be restricted.

I want you to know that God is seeking a people at this time, and He wants volunteers. You are only going to fit the type for God to use if you can volunteer; and when you volunteer you have to volunteer everything – everything you have, everything you own, everything you are, and everything you ever hoped to be. That is what He wants! That is what will qualify you to be part of the Firstfruits company! That will qualify you to stand with Jesus on mount Zion! That will qualify you to receive the name (or nature) called “144,000” (Revelation 14:1).

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 1997, pg. 6-8)

Thought for today: Who do you say Jesus is? When you are able to answer this question, consider honestly before the Lord whether you have volunteered everything to God in order to qualify to be part of the Firstfuits company.

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Scripture reading: John 17:22-23

John 17 shows us God’s perfect will for the church. Verses 22 and 23, “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) are one: I in them (Jesus in us), and thou in me (God in Jesus), that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou has sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” If you see this to be the perfect will of God, could you go into an ecumenical joining with people who are deviant and contrary to God and say that this is the will of God that we, the church, should be one? This is not the oneness that the Lord is talking about. The oneness that Jesus is talking about is a oneness wherein we are absolutely subject to the Head which is Christ.

Every man, everywhere, that is subject to the Head, which is Christ, does not have to go and make an agreement, or an ecumenical joining, with another man in order to be one. He is already one in Christ. If Christ speaks, he moves and becomes a part of Christ. Every part of my body is at this present time subject to my head. My hands and my feet must move according to the dictates of my head. This is what we call ONENESS. Anything else is a travesty; it is against the very thoughts of Almighty God. The thing that is about to come forth is called the one-world church, or the antichrist, with “seven heads and ten horns;” power will be given to them by Satan himself.

In Matthew 24:21 and 22, Jesus refers to this group of people (the “man child”) and He called them “the Elect.” “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” These are not just the called-out, not just the church, but the “eklektos, those who are selected out of the elected. The selected ones will be selected out of the “ekklesia,” or “the church. The “eklektos” comes out of the “ekklesia,” or “the chosen comes out of the church.” God is saying that there is a “man child” company.

Another description of this company is in Revelation 14. In this chapter they are called the 144,000. Verse 4, “These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.”

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 3, pages 100-101)

Thought for today: The oneness that Jesus is talking about is a oneness wherein we are absolutely subject to the Head which is Christ.

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Scripture reading: Revelation 7:4

Brother John said in Revelation 7:4, “And I heard the number of them which were sealed.” Any time you see numbers in Scripture, it is a revelation God is giving you. God is NOT telling you how many people were sealed. GOD IS GIVING YOU A REVELATION. The revelation is that “and there were sealed AN HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR THOUSAND of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”

Numbers in Scripture form a very important part of the dimensional gospel. They lend depth to the gospel; things are being said by the numbers that are not expressed otherwise. For instance, the number ONE is the number of God. The number TWO is the number of witness. The number THREE is the number of divine fullness (good, better, best). Number FOUR is the number of tribulation and when the tribulation comes three times, it comes to the fullness of tribulation which means victory. For instance, Moses’ life was divided into three forty-year periods. The first forty years he spent in Pharaoh’s palace preparing and training. The second forty years he spent in the wilderness, and the third forty years he spent leading the children of Israel out of Egypt to the borders of the Promised Land. That was the victory. His work had been accomplished.

FIVE is the number of ministry or the number of grace. SIX is the number of man. SEVEN is the number of perfection. Man cannot go further than six in all his endeavors. Therefore, seven is God’s perfection. EIGHT is the number of new beginnings. NINE is the number of judgment. Sometimes this number is used for Satan. TEN is the number of divine order, and ELEVEN is the number which marks the undoing of divine order and falls short of twelve, which is completion. I say all this to bring you to number twelve. TWELVE is completion of God’s government.

Let me give you a basic outline of the Word of God. The Word of God is written as no other book on earth or no other that man could write. No man could write one page of the Bible. This is why we know it is divinely done. The Bible is written in Greek and the Hebrew.

Let us look at the Hebrew. The Hebrew has a numeral for every letter in the alphabet. Each letter has a value, a numeric value. The whole of the Bible is written in this way. Every thought brought forth can be divided by seven equally. It is sevens, sevens, sevens, right through the whole Bible. Every thought, every sentence, every idea, every word, when put together with other words, can produce seven, seven, seven – always divided by seven. This is not humanly possible. I believe some time ago, somebody put out a $25,000 reward for anybody who could write anything in this manner and nobody could. I am sure no one can. This is what makes us know the Bible is absolutely authentic. Any part of it that does not match this trial of sevens is not true, it is not of the Bible, it is not of God. We know that what we have here is of God.

The Apocrypha and other books which were taken out as being noncanonical do not come up to this standard and that is one of the reasons that they were cast out. On the other hand, all the books of the Bible (for instance, the King James Version) have been certified by Jesus Christ and the apostles. They quoted these books. Jesus would not have quoted Moses if He did not believe that Moses was of God. If what Moses wrote was not of God, Jesus, the son of God, would not have quoted him. Jesus and all the apostles quoted from all the books of the Old Testament and that makes them authentic.

Let us look at this number 144,000. This number is derived by multiplying 12 x 12 x 1,000. Twelve is the number of completion. There are two completions: the completed man who is in a completed church. So if the completed man is right, according to God’s order, then the completed church will be right, according to God’s order. We have 12 multiplied by 12 which equals 144 followed by three zeros, for the end result of 144,000. The word “zero” is derived from the Hebrew word for seed “zera.” In Genesis 3:15 the Lord cursed the serpent and told him that the seed of the woman would bruise his head – which seed is Jesus Christ.

In the Old Testament, there were 12 persons anointed, 12 patriarchs, and 12 tribes of Israel. Exodus 28:1 speaks of the 5 anointed priests who were Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. The 7 kings that were anointed were Saul, David, Absalom, Solomon, Jehu, Joash, and Jehoahaz. This makes up the 12 anointed persons. Notice the sixth anointed person, king Saul (1 Samuel 10:1) proved to be a failure, but he was number 6. Six is the number of man. David was number 7 and he was God’s perfect choice. We can see the whole thing working according to numbers and according to Scripture. In the New Testament, there were 12 apostles, 12 foundations in the heavenly Jerusalem, 12 gates, 12 pearls, and 12 angels.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 145-147)

Thought for today: The Word of God is in three dimensions. Let us be good Bible students in our understanding of the numbers in Scripture.

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Scripture reading: Jeremiah 31:33

Jeremiah 31:33 speaks of the handwriting of God in the heart of the believer. Revelation 14:1 says, “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 (and I add here, and His name) WRITTEN IN THEIR FOREHEADS.” I added that because the Greek word in this instance is “tou patros autou” which means, “the name of the Father and of Himself.” The forehead depicts the mind.

The name of God is the important thing. The name or the nature of God written in the mind of the believer is that which is going to deliver him from the destruction of the tribulation. At this time, the believer is being given the opportunity of imbibing the nature of God within himself. This nature of God within him will repel the power of Satan and will stop the mark of the beast from ever being able to come to him. If God’s mark is His nature or His name in the forehead of the believer, then the devil’s mark in the forehead would be the devil’s nature or his name.

Revelation 13:16, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.” Notice that God marks the people “in their foreheads,” but the devil will mark you either in your right hand or in your forehead.  The nature of Satan is being marked in the foreheads of the people. You avoid getting the mark of the devil by imbibing the Word of God, making the Word of God your life, loving God, and singing spiritual songs and hymns – by your whole nature being trained towards God and not towards the world.

The devil has all his tentacles coming through everything in the world and bombarding us. The music that he sends is designed to make you brutal and carnal and sinful. If you just watch the people operate under the power of the music, you will see the carnality and the brutality, like demons gyrating in the fires of hell. This is what I see when I see people dancing on the disco floor with lights flashing and the Satanic influence all around them. You can see Satan reaching the people through the music, through the rock, through the reggae, through the demonic music he has invented. He was the master of music. The schools are teaching a lot more than the 3 R’s. The children get carnality, sinfulness, sexuality, and demonic influence from the teachers. The teachers have been filled with psychology of demons and the people of God are exposed to it. May God have mercy, because all these children are being demonized.

If you think that I am radical, then you need to hear the truth. I am just barely touching on the various areas of influence. They demonize the very food we eat to bring us under the control of Satan. It affects the mind. The clothes we wear are all sexual enchanters’ clothes. Clothes used to mark a harlot. Now everybody wears harlot clothes. It is so popular and so common and people are so excited about wearing this kind of thing that you cannot even teach the people of God that the demons have made clothes for them. Demons make clothes to show off the body and to get people to lust and be in the lust market, the flesh market.

At this time, God is marking the people of God in their minds and He said that if you have the mark of God, you cannot have the mark of the devil. This is marvelous. If you receive the mark of Jesus Christ you will not be able to take the mark of the beast. If you are worldly, if you love the world and the things that are in the world, then you are going to be one of the foolish virgins.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pages 139-141)

Thought for today: Let us reject the devil’s mark and receive the mark of Jesus Christ by opening ourselves up to God and inculcating our minds with the Word of God.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

But, whom say ye that I am?” was the question that Jesus Christ asked the brethren, the apostles in Matthew 16. They told Him what the people were saying. “They say that You are John the Baptist, or that You are Elias, or that You are Jeremiah.” What does that tell you? That tells you that the doctrine the people had was a false doctrine, because they believed in reincarnation. If you are telling me that John the Baptist, or Elias, or any other Christian who has passed on is returning to this life in another body, then you believe in reincarnation. Right away, Jesus and the brethren saw through it, that these people were all wrong. They were not recognizing Jesus Christ – Jesus, the Messiah. They were not recognizing Him as God in human flesh. God said that He will appear again; but they are not really believing it now either! They are not believing that you have Jesus in you. Now, do you believe it? If you do not believe you have Jesus in you, you are in trouble.

The people saw a man. They saw a flesh and bone blood man standing before them. “Who do you think I am?” Jesus asked.

You know, God called me. God sent me. God spoke to me personally and I never doubted who I was from that time until this. I never doubted who I am. So, God allowed various men to come against me. He allowed various organizations to come against me. He allowed all kinds of satanic forces to come against me, but it never fazed me.

Somebody asked me, “How do you survive? How do you function?” I came into a place like the United States, and went right contrary, opposite against the doctrines that were being preached in the churches. I have been kicked out of church, after church, after church. On one occasion, when they kicked me out, a brother was sympathizing with me. I said, “Brother, you are wasting your sympathy. Go and sympathize with the people who missed the opportunity of having the Word of God preached to them.” He said, “No, you can’t be serious! You can’t really mean that!” I said, “That’s exactly how I feel; that’s exactly what I mean and exactly what I know.” Do you know why? Because, I know who I am. I know when Jesus called me and said, “I want you to go and preach the Gospel to My people.”

Black churches have called me. They said, “We want you to work with us. We want you to be our apostle. You do not have to worry about money or anything. We will just make you number-one man.” I said, “I am already called and sent.” They never understood me. I said, “I am already called and sent; and I am sent to God’s people. I am not sent to anybody with any special color! Anywhere God’s people are, those who will hear the word of the Kingdom, there I will go.”

I think God laughs at people who see color and all that sort of things, because we should know that God does not have a color. I understand He does not have a skin. Your color is in your skin, and if He does not have any skin, He cannot have a color. The carnal man will always think of a carnal God to satisfy his own carnal nature.

Let us try to think of God. We asked God to come and flow through us like a river. If God was a man, He could not flow through us like a river. He could not fill us, fill the whole earth, and fill the people in their various lands at the same time, and fill the whole universe! He could not do that. He would be restricted.

I want you to know that God is seeking a people at this time, and He wants volunteers. You are only going to fit the type for God to use if you can volunteer; and when you volunteer you have to volunteer everything – everything you have, everything you own, everything you are, and everything you ever hoped to be. That is what He wants! That is what will qualify you to be part of the Firstfruits company! That will qualify you to stand with Jesus on mount Zion! That will qualify you to receive the name (or nature) called “144,000” (Revelation 14:1).

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 1997, pg. 6-8)

Thought for today: Who do you say Jesus is? When you are able to answer this question, consider honestly before the Lord whether you have volunteered everything to God in order to qualify to be part of the Firstfuits company.

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