2011 Winter Retreat Message #1 (RCA Lecture #1)
12-26-11 Winter Retreat Message #1 (RCA Lecture #1)
“Remnant mission #1- Save the Adult Generation (David)”
In the bible, when we look at the 7 remnants, what was the very first thing that they did? They very first thing they did was to save the family line and the adult generation. How is this possible? You can consider this the final opportunity of the remnants. We cannot save the world with the adult generation. This is a commission that the remnants must naturally have. Gen. 45:1-5 – no one could save the adult generation, yet Joseph did. This is the first mission of the remnants. Hold to this as your covenant. How is this possible? There is a way. We don’t have any strength, so how is this possible? How can we save the adults? If we have the important answers, we see Joseph saved Israel and the world. 1 Sam. 3:1-18 – the young Samuel heard God’s voice and saved Israel. 1 Sam. 17:1-47 – the Philistines attacked and there was no adult that can block that. Goliath invaded and there was no soldier that can block him. This is the same now. There is not one adult that can block the spiritual problems coming into America. Realistically, spiritual problems are arising. How can I save this America if I’m struggling with my studies, when I’m young? What did these people do to save them? You can fully save them. We’re facing many sufferings, so how can we save America? Just know one thing. How can we save America, world, Korea, and Japan? David saved what no one else was able to save. 2 Kings 6:8-24 – the remnant Elisha rose and saved all of Israel. Hold this as your covenant. Grabbing hold of important covenant, you can save your family line, adult generation, and the world. How can you save all that? 2 Tim. 2:1-2 – My son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. You are a spiritual soldier, athlete, and soldier. You are the people that must save the world. You must find your answer today through the remnant David. If that is so, I too can save them. Hold this as your covenant. You can save the adult generation, family line, and this nation. How? This is simple.
First, we must know many of the adult generations are caught up in spiritual problems. Because they are caught up in spiritual problems, we can save them. It’s this simple. If the remnants open their eyes, they can easily save them. To what extent did the spiritual problems come upon the adult generations? To the point where they don’t recognize them. Look at King Saul. He became king, but only knew one thing. What can I do to be here and keep my throne? While he was doing that, the Philistines came and attacked. 1 Sam. 16:23 – King Saul was filled with evil spirits. That was the problem. Right now, people don’t know the reason. He himself was not aware of it. King Saul was covered by an evil spirit. No one knew this. The gathering of 11 demon-possessed people started the New Age movement. It was started by 11 people and breaks down peoples’ lives. In the land of America, mental illness keeps rising because they keep rising upon people. Many people are strangely afflicted. Absolutely they cannot save America. We must catch upon this point. Don’t make this noticeable. But many people are afflicted with spiritual problems and they don’t realize it. If you realize it, great answers will come. King Saul was afflicted by an evil spirit and didn’t realize it. But David realized this. So when David gave praise before him, the evil spirit left King Saul. When Saul doesn’t have this faith, evil spirit comes back. Only the bible reveals why problems come upon this world. The churches don’t proclaim this. The most important problem found in the bible, the church does not proclaim. So many people fall under depression. It becomes more serious. Some goes around laughing but are afflicted inside, so they commit suicide in the end. The entire world is covered by this, but remnant David knew this. So the remnants must be careful: how do we study, what do we do in the future? People fall under this fear and get lost in this fear. People are driven to this culture of games, drugs, sexual corruption. They are driven to this, then one day problems completely cover them. This destroys mankind completely. There are many people that are afflicted by this. Where does the greater problem lie? They are afflicted with spiritual problems but they try to solve it physically. Some try to move around churches, but problems grow more severe. This is because the problems are spiritual and they try to solve it physically. So the problem becomes worse. David knew this well so he had no choice but to triumph. Your parents are suffering because they are under spiritual problems. Developed nations in Europe are lost in spiritual problems. People are full of spiritual problems but they deceive others. They blame it on pastors, leaders, the messages. They are all lies. If they believe this, they will go crazy. You have to do this and do that. But it will not be solved. Because they try to solve it physically, it gets worse. The reason why the son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. David correctly heard of the Ark of the Covenant. To what extent? I must build a temple that would house the Ark of the Covenant. David accurately heard the gospel. The gospel is not just any gospel. What is worship? If your concentration is not in worship, your spiritual problems will grow deeper and you will not be able to solve it ever, and will never be able to come out of it. There was no one presenting the gospel. What is the gospel? It solves the humankind’s most fundamental problem. That’s why the son of God appeared to destroy the devil’s work. Be bold, for I have overcome the world. So what you must possess is the spiritual strength. If you open your eyes and see this and have the spiritual strength, you can fully conquer the world. If there is only one remnant like this, you can change your family line, your field. Some evidences: Gen. 41:38 – I have never seen anyone upon whom the spirit of God moved so greatly. The strength of knowing this gospel, knowing the strength that comes from this gospel. Why do we tell you to pray? To enjoy this! Enjoying this in my life! Enjoying this in my future! Then tremendous things will happen. Look carefully in the bible. 1 Sam. 16:13 – The spirit of the Lord moved greatly upon David. He knew why King Saul was dying. He accurately knew the gospel. He knew the strength that came from this. Then that’s it! Remnants must understand this now! If you don’t, and you come to America to study, you cannot find your answer. Then what are you going to do? It’s hard enough for people in America but it’s even harder for people to come to study in America. How are you going the block the spiritual problems that are crashing into you. Not knowing the gospel, not knowing this and living in America, that is something. But if you know the gospel, it is so simple. So today grab firmly hold of the gospel. There are many others in the bible. 2 Kings 2:9-11 – Elisha knew the problems in his age. That’s why he asked for the double portion of his spirit.
Second, what are you going to do about this? We already know the solution. What are you going to do? So what’s important now is how to enjoy this blessing. If you enjoy this blessing, then you will have great strength in your studies. If you do your studies with this blessing, you will have a hundred-fold power upon you. With this blessing, if you enjoy your studies, you can enjoy this age. But we don’t have this and try to study, so it is very difficult. So the remnants must briefly think about this. If you enjoy this blessing 10 minutes a day in prayer, works will arise. If the blessings appear in your studies, great changes will take place. This spiritual blessing is entering my life. This is prayer. This blessing, this strength in my life. This blessing into my future. Then what would happen? Then it’s transferring this into my studies, life, and my future. Then absolutely, God’s time schedule will come. You must grab hold of this covenant.
Third, then you don’t have to worry at all. God’s time schedule will come. What does it mean by God’s time schedule. The time schedule came upon all the remnants. We see Goliath appeared. This was a time schedule. If you enjoy this blessing and problems come, this is a blessing. Not knowing this blessing and problems come, you are destroyed by it. An opportunity came to David. David already succeeded in his studies. He was shepherding in his prayer, so he was able to write 78 Psalms. If you gain this spiritual strength and knowing the strength, you will give praise. With this blessing, David took it into his studies and moved the world. For the rest of his life, every field he went into, he enjoyed this blessing. Then an opportunity came to him. He faced Goliath. David already had skill. His talent was outstanding. Ps. 78:70-72 – God raised up his talent as well as his faith. What is more important? If you enjoy this blessing, you can see your vision. What is that? You are going to be king in the future. He already had that answer. You will be king in the future. Because he had this, he was unshaken. In the midst of that, the time schedule came to him and Goliath invaded. He mastered his skill while he was shepherding. When a lion came, he threw the stone at the lion. He would accurately hit the lion, and the lion would fall over. Then he opened the lion’s mouth and saved the lamb. When Goliath invaded, Israelites were trembling in their shoes. They are fools for not knowing this. The entire adult generation in Israel was trembling in fear. Goliath was 3 meters tall. He was very large. With his large mouth, he screamed for 40 days. Anyone that believes in God, come and fight me. There was no one that was going to go out. There was no church that can stand against that. Always afflicted by spiritual problems and lost, there was no one that can go and face him. But living in America, you don’t even know how to handle this. For 40 days, Goliath was screaming, yet no one stepped forward. David was on his way to an errand when he heard this. It was simple for him, it was his opportunity. David was so skilled at throwing stones. He could hit the head of the lion. Then hitting Goliath’s head was so simple. There is a confession of faith David left behind before he killed Goliath. It is worth hearing and something you must have. This is something he said before breaking down Goliath. His brothers told him he was arrogant when he told them he was going to fight Goliath. David said he had a cause. No one knew this, but David was going to be king. He was speaking in the position of a king. He was standing there taking responsibility of Israel. There must be a reason that you are standing here today. David left behind those words to his brothers. Then the king asked him if he would be able to fight. Then David left behind saying- the Lord rescued me from the teeth and claws of a lion. I believe that he will rescue me from the hands of uncircumcised Philistines. So he left without wearing any armor. Then coming up to Goliath, he said- you come up to me with a sword and spear. But I come with the name of the Lord Almighty. Today, I will testify to all worlds that the Lord is God. I will testify that our lives are not in the sword but in the hand of the Lord. Today, the Lord has placed your life into my hands. Simply put, you are dead. Then David went forward and hit Goliath. David finished Goliath in one shot. David did not have a sword in his hand. So he unsheathed the sword from Goliath’s head and beheaded him. He was something. He was a remnant. He was a teenager. The entire world was shocked. Absolutely, the time schedule comes. Seek this. If you just know this, you can conquer the world. Then hardships come to David, but all those sufferings were time schedules for preparation. As soon as David became king, he made preparations for the temple. He made the preparation that would house the Ark of the Covenant he heard from Samuel. That is amazing. If you understand these words today, you would understand how to pray. You may know this, but may not work well for you. You must break down Goliath.
Conclusion - You must break down Satan. This is a spiritual battle. Jn. 16:13 – be bold, I have overcome the world. 1 Jn. 3:8 – the reason why the son of God came was to destroy the devil’s work. Luk. 10:19- to you I gave the authority to trample the serpent and drive out the demons. But if you have this answer, you will triumph and save your family line. Grabbing hold of this and pray, you can change your field. Unseen to our eyes, this is spread all over America. This is simple. Tomorrow, we talk about saving the church. How? We must seek from the bible. You can save your family line, the adult generation. Prior to realizing this, you cannot receive answers to prayer. We are the children of God and tremendous things are given to us. We don’t have to do anything else but scheduled prayer. But scheduled prayer doesn’t work well for us. This is normal. You try to do scheduled prayer but it doesn’t work well. You are a normal person. But try doing this once, twice, three times a day. Then with the answer, you will change. From that point on, you can see the important things and important answers will come to you. Then you begin to see evangelism and many answers. Remnants, if you grab hold of this covenant, absolutely, quietly, you can save your field. You, one person, can change your field. Tomorrow, church and the next day, culture! May this be the night where your spiritual problems are healed. Then you will have the blessings to save your church and your field!
First, who is the adult generation? All people over the age of 18 according to the psychologist Erik Erickson. But mainly the adult generation is your mother and father. They are ‘dead’ because they don’t do the things they are supposed to do. Many of the adult generation have many problems.
Secondly, how do we solve those problems? If you can’t solve them, they become issues. If your parents’ problems are not solved, those problems become your problems. If you can solve your parents’ problems, at least they will not be passed down to you. Your parents’ problems are spiritual problems that came from Gen. 3:15. What is the spiritual problem? They are problems that occur that you yourself are not aware of and problems that you cannot solve on your own. Before saving the adult generation, you must first save yourself.
Thirdly, many of our parents grew up in poverty and very few parents went to college. We must come to understand our parents. It is normal for our parents to have lots of spiritual problems. We must completely know our parents’ background. They cannot control those problems, so pray 10 minutes a day or even one minute a day for them. So think of the problems within our parents to save our family line and save our future.