“Boss, We Can’t Kill em!” (Part 1 of 2)

Very soon these words will be spoken throughout the world. Many of  Satan’s henchmen will be at a loss for words. Their guns, their explosives, nothing at all will be able to kill God’s elect. The world shall be turned upside down. It shall indeed be the time prophesied “Yet he shall come to his end and no one shall help him “(Daniel 11:45). Satan will be furious, God’s servants will go to work. Let us look at this fascinating subject–God’s  indestructible 144,000.

As we are aware, this present world basically belongs to Satan. In (Luke 4:6) we read ” I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them”, Satan said. “Because they are mine to give to anyone I please”. Here the Lord let His word show that since the beginning Satan has had much power to set up those things that he wishes. The vast church world empire has been largely controlled by him. EGW in (Early Writing, p.273) said that an angel of the LORD told her the following ” Satan has taken full possession of the churches as a body.”

But let us not fool ourselves, he knows scriptures better than any human. In fact he is certainly aware that as soon as the last messenger comes and the last message goes to the people, his final short span of time is here. What is that final message? It’s in the final book of the OT, let’s read it again. “ Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” (Mal.4:5)

Many are putting 2 plus 2 together today, as they kneel in prayer asking our Lord for the Spirit of Truth to come upon them, and realizing that this Elijah must have a message before our Lord comes, and it must have the basic characteristics of the first type message. That message was one of warning to –his– own–people. Not to the world. Is our SDA church giving out warnings today, of the wrath of our Lord to come upon His own people? No, generally no. It’s a peace and safety message. Just go on 3abn, or listen to the many pastors speeches this Sabbath. Are they warning us to get our life together and stop sinning? Taking the hard tough spiritual stand with our Lord of reproving   and warning? Instead the shepherd’s are lulling the flock to sleep. This will not be tolerated much longer by our Lord.

“God will use ways and means by which it will be seen that He is taking the reins in His Own hands.” (Test. to Ministers, p.300) When our Lord finally decides to make His execution of judgement, He will indeed be showing that He has taken the “reins” into His Own hands. No longer can He wait and wait for His shepherds to come through, the 144,000 mus be let loose!

EGW- “..the message to be borne  to His people by the ministers whom He has called to warn the people is not a peace and safety message … the people of God are represented in the message to the Laodiceans as in a postition of carnal security. They are at ease believing themselves to be in an exalted condition of spiritual attainments.” (Test. for the Church, Vol. 3, p.252)

But there is a group  active within the SDA who are doing what the Lord wants–they are called Davidian Seventh Day Adventists. They are speaking the solemn message of church judgement to come to His people BEFORE the Lord comes in the clouds and even before the plaques start. They are literally doing what the prophetess said “Let us strive with all the power that God has given us, to be among the 144,000” (Review and Herald, March 19, 1905).

Because Satan knows that this Elijah message came upon the SDA church in approx. 1930, he has aggressively fought it, his minions as well. History into the SDA church will show that there has been ONE message since then, that has caused a great stir within the church, it has been the Shepherd’s Rod message. Can we really think that Satan will stand calmly by and let God’s church accept this final message? 

The Lord is still looking for His elect through out the world, the ones who are seriously striving to become the 144,000. They are willing do as our prophetess said “Eternal life is of infinite value and will cost us all that we have ” (Test. for the church, Vol. 3, p.255)  We must listen to the last solemn message to know our Lord’s will, or likely be un-prepared to survive the great and dreadful day, which will come as a great surprise to many.

Look at the following to see  why the Elijah message is to come forth right before He comes into His churches(temple). “Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming.” says the LORD of hosts.” (Mal. 3:1) Here we see that the messenger is to “prepare the way”. Then our Lord is to come to His temple. The preparing is one of warning.

So we have seen some of the setups now that is taking place. 1) Satan and his angels are fiercely fighting the last message 2) The people who are serious about God’s final plan, are actively doing what God requires of them right now. Now let’s go to some scripture and Ellen White, to see the future plans of God, and His elect.

There are so many, I wish I could put them all in these two parts, but will condense for now.

“They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.” Then you shall again discern between righteousness and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him(Mal. 3:17). 

This  describing “the day” is none other that the Ezekiel 9 church judgement. Once this is done and the jewels are spared from it, they help to bring discernment to the world, of who is really following God and who is going through the motions. Right now, can we or even the world really tell who is and who is not serving the Lord, within His SDA church? Co-mingling of the wheat and the tares exists right now.

“My anger is kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the goatherds. For the LORD of hosts will visit His flock, the house of Judah, and will make them as His royal horse in the battle. From him comes the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler together. They shall be like mighty men, who treads down their enemies, in the mire of the streets in the battle. They shall fight because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be put to shame (Zech. 10:3-5)

Here we see His anger is not against the world, rather His own people and particularly the leaders. But never the less after His visit , His elect shall be like “mighty men” , able to tread down enemies of God. The Lord is with them therefore they have His power. This is what will infuriate Satan –the power of God’s servants, and there is nothing he can do about it!

The following are particularly clear scriptures, showing the great lengths the LORD will go to protect His elect in the post church judgement. Afterall these are the ones who have been “spared” from His church. They proved to Him  their worthiness by forsaking the world and all the entrapments. They have been found worthy to go into babylon to bring in the great multitude. They are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes (Rev.14:4).

“The LORD of hosts will defend them; they shall devour and subdue with slingstones. They shall drink and roar as if with wine; They shall be filled with blood like basins,like the corners of the altar. The LORD their God will save them in that day, as the flock of His people, for they shall be like the jewels of a crown, lifted like a banner over His land– (Zech. 9:14-16).

“A people , great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there ever be any such after them, even for many successive generations. A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns: The land is like the Garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; Surely nothing shall escape them…like strong people set in battle array. Before them the people writhe in pain; All faces are drained of color. They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of war; Everyone marches in formation, and they do not break ranks. They do not push one another;Every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down” (Joel 2:2-8)

In Joel we can find many great clues about the 144,000. We first see that these people are unlike any other in history. The LORD will protect both front and back. The fire that devours before them, show that they have the LORD’S power to destroy wickedness at His command, and the flame behind is shown that they are protected from the rear. Obviously with Satan’s fury many attacks will be made upon them, yet nothing will cut them down.

 God’s truths frequently have types and anti-types. The 12 Apostles were the type, the 144,000 will be the anti-type. As an example of the entrusted power the elect will have we need only look at (Acts 5: 8-11). “And Peter answered her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?” She said, “Yes, for so much.” Then Peter said to her,” How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” Then immediately she feel down at his feet and breathed her last.” The Lord’s pure church will no longer allow the uncoverted and it will be  clearly made evident.

Ellen White speaks about her first vision from God, concerning the 144,000. “At our happy, holy state the wicked were enraged and would rush violently up to lay hands on us to thrust us into prison when we would stretch forth the hand, in  the name of the Lord, and the wicked would fall helpless to the ground “(Early Writings, p.15).

Again we notice the correlation with scripture and EGW about the 144,000. “Every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks.” (Joel 2:7)  And EGW, in describing a “company” in Early writings, she says ” They moved in exact order, like a company of soldiers.” (Page 270) For a great read concerning the many aspects of the work of the 144,000, please read EGW, Early Writings p.269-288. It’s a great timeline of final events of mankind.

From the soldier formation verses above we see that instead of a literal meaning, it is pointing to a total oneness among God’s elect. They have one purpose, and as “soldiers” they do as they are told. You see, one of the BIG qualifications to be among the 144,ooo is the ability to take the Lord’s orders. Many today are not willing to even listen and learn the “present truth” message from the Lord, His very last Elijah warning message He promised. They are self satisfied and in need of nothing.  This proud self content will only serve to shut their own doors to the last message the Lord is pleading for us to have.

Next week, we’ll look at more EGW and scripture to find some great promises of the 144,000, and how many in babylon will be won over by God, through His empowered servants.

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