—Part 22 of "The Garden of Eden"
1. "AND I LOOKED, &, LO, A LAMB STOOD ON THE MOUNT SION, & with him an hundred forty & four thousand, having His Father's Name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from Heaven, as the voice of many waters, & as the voice of a great thunder: & I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, & before the four beasts, & the elders: & no man could learn that song but the hundred & forty & four thousand, which were redeemed from the Earth.
2. "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‚ & to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of Heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the Earth, & to every nation, & kindred, & tongue, & people, saying with a loud voice‚ Fear God, & give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgement is come: & worship Him that made Heaven & Earth‚ & the sea, & the fountains of waters.
3. "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. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice‚ If any man worship the Beast & his Image, & 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; & he shall be tormented with fire & brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, & in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever & ever: & they have no rest day nor night, who worship the Beast & his Image, & whosoever receiveth the Mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, & the faith of Jesus.
4. "AND I HEARD A VOICE FROM HEAVEN SAYING UNTO ME, WRITE, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; & their works do follow them. And I looked, & behold a white cloud, & upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on His head a golden crown, & in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud‚ Thrust in Thy sickle, & reap: for the time is come for Thee to reap; for the harvest of the Earth is ripe.
5. "AND HE THAT SAT ON THE CLOUD THRUST IN HIS SICKLE ON THE EARTH; & THE EARTH WAS REAPED. And another angel came out of the temple which is in Heaven‚ he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; & cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, & gather the clusters of the vine of the Earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the Earth, & gathered the vine of the Earth, & cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city‚ & blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand & six hundred furlongs."
6. THUS READS THE 14TH CHAPTER OF THIS THRILLING BUT ALMOST FRIGHTENING BOOK of the Revelation of God to Jesus Christ to John to us!—Revelation 14!This is the last of the second seven chapters of Revelation, divided so beautifully into these three sevens of Chapters, plus one about Heaven. The First Seven had to do with what is now past history from John's day through the very End, a sort of a preview & a resume of all history. The Second Seven zeros in on just the last period, the worst & most awful period of man's history, the Tribulation period & its Seven Tribulation Trumpets, & it virtually ends with the Seventh Trumpet, the Last Trump announcing the Coming of Christ, & we zero in a little closer to all the Endtime events which occur upon the blowing of that last trumpet!
7. NOW, IN THIS 14TH CHAPTER, THE END OF THE SECOND SEVEN OF CHAPTERS, WE COME TO WHAT IS THE GRAND FINALE‚ it really is a summary of the Grand Finale of events accompanying the Second Coming of Jesus Christ & the Rapture of His Saints! First we have some announcements from Heaven, some important, glorious, authoritative, grand announcements of what is about to happen! And then we have a description of the actual events with a prediction & a quick glimpse of the beginning of the Wrath of God & the doom to come!
8. FIRST OF ALL, HE SPEAKS OF THE HUNDRED & FORTY-FOUR THOUSAND, & THERE IS A GREAT FANFARE FOR THEIR APPEARANCE, like it's a great grand appearance of the Stars of God's Great Play! It's almost like they're taking a curtain call because they've already appeared in the play before, but here they appear with Him in Heaven.—This time not just on Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel where they first got their start as the first Christians of the Early Church, the pioneers of this great great Family of God, but after they have finally arrived & the play is almost over & they're having their curtain call & the fanfare & the applause & plaudits of all the World in the whole creation‚ the voice of many waters, thunder, harpers! Wow! What a Grand Finale for any play, huh?
9. AND THEY SANG A NEW SONG! THEY HAVE A GRAND FINAL NUMBER that they're going to sing as this particular scene closes on this grand dramatic play of the Lord, only it's not just a play, it really happens! And nobody else could sing that song except these who were the ones who bore the earliest cross & the heat of the day & the pioneering of the Church—& they were nearly all Jews‚ those who began the Church of Jesus Christ!
10. MAYBE SOME OF YOU JEWS DIDN'T KNOW THAT, THAT ALL THE EARLY CHRISTIANS & ALL THE EARLY FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST WERE JEWS! They were even priests & Levites & rabbis, leaders of synagogues‚ many of the leaders of the people! Not ALL the Jews turned against Christ! Not all the Jews were guilty of His crucifixion! Nearly ALL of the first Christians were JEWISH, just as the writers of the Bible were Jewish & the characters of the Old Testament! From the time of Jacob‚ or Israel, & Judah on down they were Jewish!
11. THEY WERE FIRST CALLED JEWS BY THEIR ENEMIES, IT WAS A NICKNAME, JUST LIKE OUR ENEMIES NICKNAMED US! They were the first to name us & not all of their names were good. But our enemies were the first to call us, really, the Children of God, & our enemies really first called us the Family of Love! Well, I'd say we're both! We're not only the Children of God & the Family of Love but I like to combine the name & I'd like for us to be known as the Children of Love. Because that is what we emphasise is the Love of God, praise God?—And it's a combination of BOTH names!
12. JUDAH WAS THE LEADING TRIBE, the tribe of the kings of Judah & Benjamin, the Southern kingdom after the division of the kingdom when the ten Northern tribes split off & formed what was known as Israel. I wonder today why they don't call themselves Judah instead of Israel, the modern land? Well, because Israel has a rather bad reputation as being pretty much rebels in a civil war against the kings of God & the city of the Temple of God!
13. THE TEN SO-CALLED LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL WERE NEVER LOST, THEY WERE ALWAYS THERE. They were in the captivity, they were in the return & you can read the list of them right there in the Books of Ezra or Nehemiah. There were some representatives of all twelve tribes who were both captured & taken off to Babylon & then later returned. The ten tribes were never lost‚ that's a misnomer & a false interpretation & conception! They were always there.
14. BUT BECAUSE JUDAH WAS THE TRIBE OF THE PRINCIPAL KINGS IT WAS MORE RECOGNISED BY EVEN THEIR ENEMIES, & therefore they got their nickname from their own enemies as JEWS, a name which they really don't like because it has become a byword throughout the World, just as the Lord promised! He said, "Ye shall become a byword." (Deut.28:37; 1Kg.9:7; 2Chr.7:20) And He said He would set His mark upon the face of the visage of Israel so that they would be known throughout the World.
25. I DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL I WAS A GROWN YOUNG MAN THAT MY GRANDFATHER & HIS FATHERS WERE JEWS who came from Stuttgart‚ Germany & who were driven out of the ghetto when they accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour & proclaimed Him as their Messiah & became Christians! The custom of the Orthodox Jews to do with such Jews is to have an official funeral service & officially with a coffin—an empty coffin how be it—but with a coffin, & supposedly bury them with a great religious ceremony. And if you ask them, "What happened to So-&–so?" they say, "Oh, he's dead! He's dead!" I know that because it's happened to many dear Jewish friends of mine!—Young men who were saved & wonderfully converted to the Lord under our ministry whose parents did this after all other persecution failed. Sometimes they came right into Christian churches where they were worshipping & beat them up!
26. I KNEW A YOUNG MAN NAMED ABE SCHNEIDER IN LOS ANGELES WHOSE MOTHER & TWO BROTHERS CAME & BEAT HIM UP right before the whole congregation for becoming a Christian! But when she finally could not persuade him to renounce his faith in Jesus Christ by any means whatsoever, the family decided on the final last straw, an official burial service, a funeral with a coffin in which they literally buried him in a grave—I mean, his empty coffin—& said he was dead, he was gone!
27. UNWILLING TO ADMIT THAT HE HAD BEEN CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY, they would then never admit to themselves nor their relatives nor their friends that he had been converted when he disappeared, because he disappeared into Christianity amongst Christians & the fellowship of the Christian faith, they just said, "He's dead! He's gone, he's dead!" But they should be proud, instead, of their Jewish-Christian heritage!
28. OF COURSE‚ IN OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY, THEY WERE NEARLY ALL JEWS, at least from the time of Jacob & Judah, etc., at least from Judah on.—At least from the times of the Babylonian Captivity when their enemies first began calling them Jews! Abraham was not a Jew, he was a Hebrew, because he was born three generations before Judah. There was Abraham, then there was Isaac—& he was not a Jew—& then there was Jacob, & he was not a Jew! His name was changed to Israel, so we could call him an Israeli, but he had a son, Judah, & he was really the first Jew, fourth generation from Abraham!
29. THOSE GREAT JEWS OF WHOM THE JEWS SO OFTEN BRAG AS BEING THE GREATEST JEWS THAT EVER LIVED WERE NOT EVEN JEWS AT ALL!—Neither Abraham nor Isaac nor Jacob!—Only their grandson Judah was a Jew, after whom the whole twelve tribes of Israel were later all nicknamed Jews! Although they were NOT all Jews, they were all nicknamed Jews. Strictly speaking only the descendants of the Tribe of Judah were actually Jews or Judah-ites. The rest of them each had their own particular tribal name, family name.
30. BUT THEY WERE NICKNAMED, ALL OF THEM, BY THEIR ENEMIES the Babylonians, & after that the Medes & Persians, & after that the Greeks & the Romans & so on down through the centuries between, they have been called Jews. Until many of'm have accepted that name! Many of them have even been proud to carry the name of Jew‚ particularly the ultra-Orthodox religious!
31. THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF RELIGIONS IN JUDAISM: One is the ORTHODOX‚ the most strict Bible believers who believe the Old Testament to the jot & the tittle & the letter supposedly, but they don't practice it, of course; they claim to, but they don't. They practice more the TALMUD, which is a Jewish commentary of the rabbis on the Scriptures.
32. THEN AT THE OPPOSITE END OF THE STICK ARE THE REFORM JEWS, which I've told you about before, who meet in buildings that look like Christian churches & they have services very much modelled after the Christian services with choirs & the sermon & so on & they even preach Jesus & talk about Jesus as being a great Rabbi, a great Teacher, a great Jewish Prophet, but not the Son of God!
33. AND THERE ARE THE IN-BETWEEN JEWS, THE CONSERVATIVE JEWS who are sort of partly Orthodox & partly Reformed, a kind of a happy medium in-between! I have attended Jewish synagogue services & Yom Kippur & the various great high & holy days of the Jewish year in many kinds of synagogues, both Reformed & Conservative & the Orthodox, & in none of these did I find the true Jewish faith of the Old Testament being practiced, although they claim it!
34. BUT ALL THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS FROM THE DAYS OF JUDAH ON DOWN WERE JEWS & the kings were Jews‚ well, strictly speaking. A lot of them weren't, those of the Northern kingdom of ten tribes of Israel were not Jews, just those of Judah & Benjamin, the descendants of David were truly Jews, & on down to the very coming of the greatest Jew of all, Jesus Christ, the Messiah!—Yeshua Ha Messiah! Ich bin a Yiddisher mann mit a Yiddisher hartz und ein glaiber en den Yiddisher Messiah—Yeshua Ha Messiah! Praise God? Hallelujah! I am a Jewish man with a Jewish heart & a believer in the Jewish Messiah—Jesus Christ the Messiah!
35. AND ALL OF HIS DISCIPLES WERE JEWS, THINK OF THAT! And all of the Apostles were Jews. And virtually all the Early Christians were Jews! Some of them were even Priests & Levites & Scribes & Pharisees! It was only the Chief Priests & the Head Pharisees‚ the Orthodox of their day & the leading Sadducees, who didn't like Jesus because He threatened their established religious system & their monetary income, they thought, & thought he was going to destroy their religion! And they thought right, because He did!
36. HE DESTROYED THE VERY HEART & SOUL OF THEIR RELIGION BECAUSE IT WAS NO LONGER GOD, it was no longer love‚ it was no longer the true Messiah, but it was a false, hollow, empty shell of form & ceremony & sacrifice! So that when Jesus confronted them face to face He said, "I would have mercy"—that is Love—"and NOT sacrifice!" (Mt.9:13) Your forms & ceremonies, your church services, your Temple worship is NOTHING in the sight of God without LOVE! Your sacrifices are nothing without Love! He says, "I would rather have Love, mercy, rather than sacrifice!"
37. "TO OBEY IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE & TO HEARKEN THAN THE FAT OF RAMS" (1Sa.15:22) sacrificed upon the fiery altar of the Jewish Temple! One of those was an Old Testament Scripture that I gave you, through Samuel‚ the other was a quotation from Jesus Christ & they're both saying God would rather have your love & your mercy—THAT'S His religion—than all of your sacrificial, formal, ceremonious religiousity, self-righteousness, hypocrisy‚ "having the form of Godliness without the power thereof!" (2Tim.3:5)—Going through all these motions, beating the air with no true faith, no true Love, no true personal knowledge of God the Creator & His Son Jesus Christ!
38. WHAT GOOD IS IT ALL WITHOUT GOD, WHO IS LOVE? And Jesus said of the Scribes & Pharisees, the leaders of His day, they have no Love, they're not of God. (Jn.8:44)—Because they were going through a hollow‚ meaningless, empty shell of a religion without the heart, without the Love of God, without His Son Jesus Christ, without their own Messiah & King!
39. SO WHEN THEY REJECTED HIM, when the leaders of the Scribes & the Pharisees & the Chief Priests & the Levites, when their leaders rejected & crucified their Messiah‚ murdered their Messiah, killed their King, GOD rejected THEM & He took the kingdom away from them! He destroyed their Temple, He stopped their sacrificial worship, He retrieved & took back to Heaven the Ark of God & He rent the veil of the Temple in twain to show the public that it was there no longer! ...
40. AND HE FINALLY DESTROYED THEIR WHOLE CITY & had the Romans crucify a million of them throughout Israel—100,000 on the hills surrounding Jerusalem alone! Because they had said‚ "His blood be upon us & our children!" (Mt.27:25) So He took them at their word & He socked it to them for their crucifying Christ & denying their Saviour, killing their King!—The leaders of the Jews, not the common run of the common people, for it says "the common people heard Him gladly." (Mk.12:37)
42. BECAUSE "THE COMMON PEOPLE HEARD JESUS GLADLY" & ACCEPTED HIM GLADLY WITH JOYFUL HEARTS & were happy to receive their true Messiah! From the lowly poor shepherds in the field to the kings of the East who came from afar to worship Him. And yet "a Prophet is not without honour save in his own country amongst his own kindred." (Mt.13:57) His Own natural flesh brothers—of which Mary had seven after Jesus (Mk.6:3)—were sceptical of Him & sneered at Him & scoffed & mocked Him! His Own flesh-&-blood brethren, the Jewish leaders of His day, not only scoffed & mocked but finally murdered Him, killed Him, had Him executed by the Romans!
43. OH YES, THE ROMANS, THEY MORE OR LESS PRONOUNCED THE EDICT & they nailed Him to the cross & put the cross in place & let Him hang there till He died, but it was the Jewish leaders ... who persuaded the Romans , the Gentiles, the government in power, to execute Him!
44. ... All you have to do is read the New Testament to see that the Jews crucified Jesus! In fact, Peter on the first day of Pentecost got up & told [them]: "Whom ye crucified!" (Ac.2:36)—Speaking to a tremendous congregation of over 3000 Jews, who then got so convicted that they repented & received Jesus as the Messiah & asked Him to forgive them for their sins & became converted upon that first day of great outpouring of God's Spirit on the Day of Pentecost‚ & 3000 souls were saved out of that multitude!—Virtually all Jews!—Although from very many countries speaking many languages as they do today‚ they got saved. A few days later in the Temple another 5000 got saved, virtually all Jews.
45. —UNTIL THERE MUST SURELY HAVE BEEN 144,000 JEWS THROUGHOUT ISRAEL WHO WERE SAVED, or even throughout the World, the countries through which Paul travelled, preaching first always in the synagogues to the Jews, giving them the first chance to receive their Messiah. And he split every church he went into, he split every synagogue he went into, because some would receive Jesus, but the hardhearted & the self-righteous, the hypocrites‚ the children of the Devil, the Jewish leaders would almost always reject Jesus & it would split the synagogue!
46. USUALLY THEN THE CHRISTIANS WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE THE SYNAGOGUE because it was almost always the leaders & the rabbi & the president & the heads of the synagogue who had the money & the title to the building & the law behind them‚ & so the Christians would just have to quietly file out & follow Paul or Silas or Bartholomew or whoever the missionary was.—And often meeting them in some other leading Jewish home of some leading Jewish convert who had received Jesus as His Saviour. Think of that!
47. SO THAT NEARLY ALL OF THESE FIRST CHRISTIANS WERE JEWS, as they're called here in the fourth verse, "the firstfruits unto God & to the Lamb." (Re.14:4) And as they were named in a previous chapter even by tribes, 12,000 from each tribe of Israel‚ 144,000 all together, it sounds to me, if you want to take it literally, like all of these first Jewish Christians who pioneered the Church of Jesus Christ, who pioneered the Early Christian Church, are practically being honoured here by the Lord for being PIONEERS & so many of them MARTYRS & pure in heart as far as God was concerned.
48. HE MAKES IT FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING, SAYING "NOT DEFILED WITH WOMEN" & so on, but it doesn't mean that they were a bunch of celibates! It doesn't mean that they had never committed any sins‚ it simply means that in the sight of God they were pure & holy, sanctified by the blood of Jesus Christ, greatly honoured here in this last grand scene, this great climax of the play of this particular scene of the World's greatest hour of Tribulation which is about to close with the Second Coming of Jesus Christ! They're greatly honoured, greatly praised, there's a great orchestra, there are harps, there are songs, there're thunders, there're all kinds of tremendous celebrations, & God shows that they're in Heaven with Him! Praise God!
49. NOW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE THAT THEY WERE ALL THE FIRST JEWISH CHRISTIANS you could interpret this more or less figuratively & symbolically as being the most outstanding Christians of the Christian era throughout all Christian History. But to me it's a bit hard to get around that list that is given back there in Chapter 7 where they're not only named as 144‚000, but they're named specifically from specific TRIBES of Israel, naming the Tribes of Israel. It's a little bit difficult for me to swallow to say that that's just symbolic & figurative & they weren't necessarily literal Jews from those literal Tribes.
50. WELL, I'M MORE INCLINED TO BELIEVE THAT THEY WERE JEWS, & THAT GOD IS GREATLY HONOURING THEM HERE in this chapter because they were the pioneers‚ the earliest martyrs. They're the ones who bore the burden of the heat of the day, the heat of persecution‚ the heat of martyrdom, the most horrible slaughter & torturing & terrible things, to help get the Church of God started. Once it was rolling, once the Roman Empire & the Roman Emperor himself had accepted Christianity, the job was easy, in a sense. Although then, sad to say, the Romans had not become Christians, but the Christians had become Romans & continued under the name of the new Roman Church to persecute the true believers, the true Christians, the humble followers of the Word of God in His Apostles, Disciples & Prophets. (The Lord has also said that we today are they—or part of them! See No.A.)
51. BUT I'M CONVINCED THAT THESE HERE SOUND TO ME LIKE REAL GENUINE JEWS WHO LOVE JESUS & who were the first Christian disciples & followers of Christ in the early pioneer Christian martyrdom era, who suffered the horrible ten persecutions of the Roman Empire. And they're praising God, glorifying God‚ & here we have several angelic announcements by angels of God, like trumpeters, like heralds of the King coming out on the stage & announcing a new thing that's about to happen or has just happened.
52. AND IN THE MIND OF GOD, AS FAR AS HE WAS CONCERNED, BY THIS TIME BABYLON HAD ALREADY FALLEN. She had fallen because she fell prey to the Antichrist government of the Tribulation, first of all during the first half of the Antichrist's reign & rule. The first three-&-a-half years of his seven-year reign he cooperates with Babylon, the false religion of the World. But then he turns on her & destroys her, his only competition left! (Rev.17:16) Now, the Protestants have called Babylon the Catholic Church, some have called Babylon ALL churchianity, but if you're going to picture this Babylon & you find out she was full of merchants & riches & great wealth & so on‚ you're not just going to have to include a few little obvious religions.
53. YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME FACE-TO–FACE WITH THE GREATEST RELIGION IN THE WHOLE WORLD, which is neither Catholicism nor Protestantism nor Christianity nor Islam nor Judaism nor Buddhism nor any of the Oriental religions or any of the professed confessed actual so-called religions of man, but you're going to have to confess that the greatest religion of this World is the one religion which they don't even call a religion! But all you have to know that it is a religion is by what they worship! What do most people worship?—Who's their god? Who is the god of most of the World?
54. THE GOD OF MOST OF THE WORLD IS MONEY‚ THINGS, MATERIALISM! Home, car, television, even a thatched hut & a canoe! Things which they possess! Jesus said "a man's (true) life consisteth NOT of the abundance of the things which he possesseth" (Lk.12:15), but that's what man THINKS his life consists of, & so he worships these things, these idols of his home! They may not be in the figures of statues & actual heathen gods & idols or Christian gods & idols, but they are the THINGS that he worships & his IDOLS‚ & that's the god of this World!—Materialism, things, money—Mammon, as Jesus called it in general—the god of wealth, riches‚ possessions! (Mt.6:24)
55. BY THIS TIME THE ANTICHRIST HAS DECLARED HIMSELF AS GOD & he has DESTROYED the great Capitalistic Commercial System of the World & all other religions as well, & set himself up as god, so Babylon is fallen! By this time he's insisted that all mankind take the Mark of his Bestial Image in their foreheads & hands, & everyone who does will be DAMNED! And of course the true Christians‚ the true believers in God will NOT accept that Mark because they already have the invisible Mark of God in their foreheads—faith in Jesus Christ! And those people who have the Mark of the Beast will be damned in torment, it says forever & ever! Well, we'll go into exactly how long that means later, but it means for an Age & for Ages & so on.
56. BUT "HERE IS THE PATIENCE OF THE SAINTS! Here are they that keep the commandments of God & the faith of Jesus!" What is their patience? "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours & their works do follow them!" Because here appears in the 14th verse of the 14th Chapter the coming of Jesus Christ on a cloud!—The Son of Man‚ having a sickle & a golden crown, & He reaps the Earth!
57. WHAT BETTER CAN THIS BE THAN THE RAPTURE, of course, after which another angel reaps the Wicked & casts them into the winepress of the Wrath of God!—And that is the end of this Chapter! The next Chapter begins the description of that horrible Wrath of God on the Wicked who were left behind after Jesus has gleaned out of the Earth His beautiful, wonderful, great reaping of the harvest of the Christians & the true believers, His Bride in the great Rapture‚ the Resurrection of the dead & Rapture of the Saints! Will you be there?—Or are you gonna be left behind?
"WHEN JESUS COMES,
THE EARTH WILL SHAKE
AND HEARTS WILL QUAKE!"—
WILL YOU BE READY?
"When Jesus comes,
Don't be too late,
—And the only way to be ready is to receive Jesus Christ into your heart right now in person by His Spirit! Just ask Him to come in. He says, "Behold, I stand at the door & knock, if any man open the door, I will come in!" (Re.3:20) Just ask Him to come in, forgive you for your sins‚ forgive you for your unbelief!
59. AS ONE MAN SAID, "LORD, I BELIEVE!—HELP THOU MINE UNBELIEF!" (Mk.9:24)—He had problems, he had questions‚ he had doubts, but he was really TRYING to believe! Do you wanna believe? Are you really trying to believe?—Ask God to help you & He'll help your unbelief! Take Jesus into your heart! (Sings:)
"Into my heart‚
Into my heart,
Come into my heart,
Come in today‚
Come in to stay,
Come into my heart,
60. THAT'S ALL YOU'LL HAVE TO PRAY, THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE TO ASK! You don't even have to be able to sing it with me. You don't even have to say it out loud! You don't even have to lift your hand, but just say it & mean it in your heart! Face Him face-to-face in your heart & ask Him to come in, & He WILL come in! How many of you out there right now that are watching this video would like to have Jesus come into your heart? Would you like to just take this much of a step of faith & make this much of a confession to raise your hand? Say, "Jesus, come into my heart!" Will you lift your hands right now & pray this little prayer after me?
61. "DEAR JESUS"—SAY IT‚ CLASS—"FORGIVE ME FOR MY SINS! I believe You are the Son of God, the Messiah, the Christ Who died for me & took my punishment on Calvary & I accept it by faith & I receive You into my heart as my Saviour, right now‚ Jesus! I open the door & You promised to come in! TYJ! PYL! Hallelujah! Help me to be good, help me to be clean, help me to be loving, help me to love You above all & help me to love others with Your love! Help me to read Your Letters of Love‚ Your precious Words, & to follow them, to feed on them, eat upon them‚ devour them day by day as my spiritual food, because food for my soul is important too, for my spiritual life!
62. "HELP ME TO CRY UNTO YOU, JESUS, AS A CHILD CRIES ABBA, FATHER, WHEN HE IS IN NEED OF HELP, & to Thy Holy Spirit, my Spiritual Mother. Help me to cry unto You, Lord, that I might be saved from whatever trouble I'm in! Keep me‚ Lord, in Jesus' name, & make me a fruitful witness to Thy Love & Thy Christ unto the very End, that I may be amongst those joyful rejoicers in Heaven, saved forever in Thy Heavenly Kingdom, Thy Heaven on Earth that will follow, in Jesus' name! Amen!" PTL! Hallelujah! TYJ!
63. IF YOU SAID THAT, PRAYED THAT & MEANT IT, EVEN IF YOU DIDN'T SAY IT OUT LOUD, EVEN IF YOU WERE AFRAID TO RAISE YOUR OWN HAND, GOD DID IT! Jesus came in! But you must sooner or later confess Him with your mouth. It was easier just to lift your hand & pray with us that prayer, because "if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus & believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou SHALT be SAVED! For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness"—that's GOOD—"but with the mouth confession is made unto salvation!" (Rom.10:9,10)—That SHOWS it!
64. TO COMPLETE THE SALVATION PROCESS YOU MUST NOT ONLY BELIEVE HIM & RECEIVE HIM BUT YOU MUST CONFESS HIM BEFORE OTHERS! Tell others about Jesus‚ will you?—That He loves them, He died for them, He took their punishment for them so we could all be saved, Jews or Gentiles, in Jesus' name! Amen! X! Good night! GBY! Or good day, whatever it is wherever you are! Come back again to Eden's Garden of Paradise of His wonderful beautiful Word & the Revelations of the Garden of Eden! See you again‚ God willing!—In Jesus' name, amen.