2011 Winter Retreat Message #2 (RCA Lecture #2)
12-27-11 Winter Retreat Message #2 (RCA Lecture #2)
“Remnant mission #2 – Save the Church”
What kind of missions must the remnants have? In Rev. 2:9 – it explains that there is an assembly of Satan that tries to break down the church. There was never a proper church after the Early Church. That is why the remnants rose from time to time to save the church. People don’t know how to begin. If hardships come, they don’t know how to begin. Having received these blessings in America, because we can’t enjoy the blessings, we don’t know what to do. While that is happening, the goal of Satan in Rev. 2:9 is to break down churches. He breaks down churches so they will not be the correct churches. This morning, if you sincerely grab hold of the message, we can save the churches. In Gen. 3, we saw that unseen to our eyes, Satan broke down mankind. No one knows about this. He crawls into the family and breaks it down, to the point that people ask, does this being exist? In Gen. 6, Satan breaks down society. We see the term Nephilim. In Gen. 11, he creates his culture and breaks down people. He continues to plow in this manner, and they don’t know they are being broken down. In Rev. 12:1-9, he brings great confusion. The only thing that can block this is the church. This can be blocked by the gospel, but because churches don’t have the gospel, church turns to religion. Do you know how strong the world is? This is how it all becomes connected and we cannot show our strength. Each time it turned this way, God called the remnants. What did God say to Moses? Go and offer the blood sacrifice. Take the Israelites out and give a blood sacrifice. Thankfully, Moses understood what God meant. That’s why he took the Israelites out. Simply put, restore the church. Simply put, have the strength to save and overcome the world. Grab hold of the covenant that can break down these forces. There was restoration through Moses. While adults were wandering, God called the young Samuel and saved the churches. What is the world like? It may seem strong, but the world is very weak. The world looks as if it is very strong, but it is very weak. It is very weak to the extent that the world is taken in by temptation of drugs. Are bullies strong? They don’t have strength because they can’t endure the little things. They also don’t have the mental strength and end up killing others. The only thing that can block this is gospel, but because the church doesn’t have the gospel, church turns to religion and is wandering. You remnants can save the church. If you can grab hold of the first message, not only can you save yourself, but also the world. Unseen to our eyes, everyone is afflicted. They are all lost in spiritual problems and because they use the different method, they get worse. If this one person rises, you can save the world. People that say they know the gospel actually don’t know the gospel. There are unlimited amount of blessings in the gospel, but people lost hold of it. The remnants must save the crumbling churches and become the pillars. Stop making excuses of your pastor, but become the right arm of your pastor. Don’t make excuses and blame on others, but be the pillars to save the church. Samuel, David, Elisha, and Timothy were like that. You must be the main figures to save the churches. Open up your eyes now to save the church and the world and everything. Christ said, be bold I have overcome the world. The reason why the son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. The remnants must rise up and save the churches. The moment that the church lay leaders realize this, works can begin. When the pastor realizes this, works begin. That’s why the remnants must arise. People are struggling very much to make their church grow, but they are failing. Because of this, the New Age movement emphasizes this: the churches cannot save America. We need a religion to save America. We cannot save America with the Christians. That’s why we must step forward and save America. They emphasize that you don’t go to Jesus to receive salvation, but it is we becoming God. So they want to help people become like God. So they help people be demon-possessed. This is the reality. The church doesn’t have strength, but the New Age continues to flourish. Works will arise and all the forces of darkness will crumble when the remnants arise. The remnants are our hope. How did the 7 remnants save the church?
First, begin today. The most important thing is to concentrate 10 minutes on the important thing. Then you will begin to see a different world. You need to have this to save the church. All we need is one remnant to save the church. So you can save the churches and become the right arm of the pastors to save the pastors. All you need to do is concentrate for 10 minutes. Do three things. First is your status, you know your status. Next, enjoy the blessings you received. Lastly, enjoy the authority that you possess. If you enjoy these three things 10 minutes a day, you can begin to save the world. Who are you? You are a child of God. Everyone knows this. What happens when you become a child of God? After you received salvation, then what becomes different about you? There is one thing different from the nonbelievers. This is 1 Cor. 3:16 – do you not know that you are the temple of God and God’s spirit dwells in you? God’s Holy Spirit is within you. Then if you pray for power of the filling of Holy Spirit, God will give you works (Acts 1:8). The greatest blessing God has given to you is the blessing of the throne in your background (Rev. 8:3-5). When you pray, God sends his angels and they will work. What is your authority? The authority is to overcome the forces of darkness. Luk. 10:19 – you will have the strength to trample upon the snake… This is the essential theme of Christianity. These three things, if you can concentrate on them, you can see the different world. If you can’t enjoy this for 10 minutes a day, how frustrating is this? No matter your situation, if you enjoy this 10 minutes a day, your problems will be resolved. God gave us the right to become children of God. Starting today, remnants begin this. Doing this is the way to live your walk of faith. If you enjoy this, then changes will take place in your church. You must be the start to save the church.
Second, how are you going to save the church? Don’t just grab hold of the word, looks at what the word means- the synagogue of Satan. Starting now, what must you grab hold of? It is the pulpit message. What happens if you grab hold of the pulpit message? With this strength, if you grab hold of the pulpit message and create a system with different remnants, then the system becomes the one that Satan fears. Two examples: In 1 Sam. 7:1-15 - Samuel did the Mizpah movement. To what extent did works arise? While Samuel was alive, there was no war. While Samuel was alive, Philistines could not invade. In 2 Kings 6:8-24 – To Elisha that grabbed hold of the word, God mobilized his horses and his chariots in fire. If you grab hold of this, everything is over. Arise and make a system of holding the message. The most important areas of your life, God will change. So remnants must arise. It’s this simple. When God’s word is relayed to two, three people, this work arises. Make a field system with God’s work. Acts 17:1- into the synagogue, 18:4- into the synagogue, 19:8- into the synagogue. The denomination of Israel was changed. The pastors and the remnants must begin saving America. Don’t listen to words of the cons, but grab hold of the covenant. Those with spiritual problems, if they go here and there to resolve it, they become worse. We must enter into this. If we enter into this, we see the different world. If the remnants can grab hold of this, everything else follows. Then make a life-giving system. Make a system of enjoying your today with just one or two people. Then in all evangelism fields in all regions, bring in the lay leaders. In this field where the word is living and active, send the pastoral ministers. Once people see this, then they will change. Christ is not lacking. He is the solution to all our problems. He broke down Satan that tries to destroy you. He overcame this world that keeps dragging you into darkness. Sending Christ, God solved all our problems. If you enter into this today, works will arise. Then immediately word comes to life. The remnants must relay the word a little bit. Relay the word to those that are dead and they will become alive. If you are the true child of God, you can never perish. We need lay leaders, pastoral ministers that can do this. We need people that must do this; the remnants must arise. Think about who I am. I must now save the church. After you grab hold of this covenant, get rid of everything else.
Third, if there is a time schedule regarding the individual, there is a time schedule for the church. Grab hold of Acts 1:1-8 – Jesus is the Christ, God’s kingdom, the filling of the Holy Spirit. Grab hold of this covenant. There is no need to listen to other words, but concentrate on prayer. Then grab hold of Acts 2:1-47 the 5 powers. The door to world missions open as in Acts 11:19-30. The representative church within all that was in 1 Thess. 1:3-5- faith, hope, and love. Lastly Rom. 16. Just go to church and receive this blessing. The remnants must go to church and receive this blessing. The remnants must restore three things. For you, it is not simply prayer. First is prayer, but the prayer to enjoy these blessings. Even if there is one person like this, evidence will be shown. Grabbing hold of God’s word, the forces of darkness in your field will crumble. Through your church, the time schedule will come. This is everything. May you restore everything you lost hold of today. Remnants, on your own, build this system. Make a prayer team. If there are two people that just understand this, you can change everything. That’s why Jesus said don’t worry about anything. Everything lies inside this.
Conclusion- Some prayer topics for the remnants. You must pray that you can become the hands and the feet of the pastor. Remnants, you pray so that you can become the hands and the feet of your pastor and help your pastor. Pray that you can become the host of the missionaries. There are many evangelists, but pray that you can become the guardian of the remnants and the evangelists. Remnants, starting today, unconditionally enter into this. Your problems will be solved because you have received salvation. Don’t question and just enter into this (three things from first main point). Then it will end. From that point on, the word becomes alive. Then you see the time schedule to save the church. Then you can begin to carry out your role. May this be an important time schedule for you. Starting today, immediately enter to this. Then the next day, you will receive answers. If you are a child of God, undoubtedly, answers will come to you.
Churches are failing. We must save the failing churches. What is a church? Church is a divine institution. Church is made from God. In Eph. 1:23, it says that the church is the body of Christ. In Eph. 4:23- the church is the body of Christ. This was said by Saint Paul. Jesus said that the church is the house of the Father. In Mt. 21:13, Is. 56:7- church is a place to give praise to God. The building is a place to worship. Through Jesus Christ, God saved us from a place of darkness. We must first enjoy our status as in Jn. 8:44- we are children of Satan, but He gave us the authority to become children of God. Luk. 10:19- He gave us the right to break down the forces of darkness. Church in English has no meaning. But there is a meaning in Greek. Church in Greek means “out of called”. Church is when we are called out of darkness and into the true light.
How do we save the church? You must think hard about this. First, you must enjoy your identity, blessing, and authority. You must save the failing churches, but to save the churches, you must grab hold of the pulpit message. If you don’t understand the pulpit message, then go talk to your pastor. Second, you must have the five powers: spiritual, intellectual, physical, financial, and manpower. You must become the lay leaders to raise the failing churches.