Have you ever wondered if God has a true church on earth today? Does the Seventh-day Adventist Church fit the description of the remnant according to Bible prophecy? This is a study that directly follows up on the previous topic. With a call to come out of Babylon, where do we go? In this topic, you will see—from the Bible—the identifying characteristics of God’s end-time remnant. This is the twelveth episode in the AWR Masterclass series called Unlocking Bible Prophecies. You can follow the series and interact LIVE at: https://bible.awr.org/the-remnant/ CAMI OETMAN
Ten years ago, Cami Oetman had a real encounter with God that would change her life forever. She was a successful entrepreneur at the time, and the transition wasn’t easy. However, the truth Cami will share in this series was so compelling that she knew every human being in the world should experience the love of Jesus as she had. Within three years, she had preached 350 Bible presentations. Today, as a vice president for Adventist World Radio, Cami travels the world documenting the miracles that take place when people give their hearts to Jesus.
It may seem difficult to imagine yourself understanding Bible prophecy. Cami couldn’t either. She had spent two decades in the modeling world — in front of and behind the camera. She had also used her master’s degree in social work to care for hospice patients. She then started a successful retail business. But no one can predict how they will react when they have a real experience with God! THE REMNANT
In the book of Revelation, God speaks of a dragon that makes war with the remnant people, because they have aligned themselves with God. We know that God is the winner of the battle with the dragon. So, how do we recognize this remnant movement who stand with God? Revelation tells us this remnant people will keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. What does it mean to keep the commandments of God? The Ten Commandments were given by God for all people and each commandment has a specific purpose and benefit for the people who obey its teachings. The very same people who keep these commandments will proclaim the three angels’ messages found in Revelation 14. The three angels’ messages are: The hour of God’s judgment has come. Worship Him who made heaven and earth (Revelation 14:7). God’s last-day church will call for worship of Him as Creator.
Babylon is fallen (Revelation 14:8). God’s church for today does not identify with Babylon. In Revelation 18:4 we see that this church must call people out of Babylon, saying “. . . Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins . . .”
Beware of the beast and his image and his mark (Revelation 14:9-11). God’s people today will tell others how to avoid the mark of the beast. Jesus says these are His three important last-day messages to take to the world. His people will carry out His instruction because they love Him and will warn the world out of their love for others.
So, now we know why it’s important to keep all of God’s commandments. What’s next? The remnant must also have “the testimony of Jesus Christ.” In Revelation 19:10, the Bible explains that “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” This means that Revelation’s end-time people will also have the gift of prophecy, guided by the Holy Spirit. They will proclaim and teach Bible prophecies to the world. So what movement or group of people fit this description? Is there a church that does this today? Yes! Seventh-day Adventism is a rapidly growing Christian denomination, made up of over 18 million members participating in local conferences in over 215 countries. The Adventist movement honors God through teaching and application of a healthy lifestyle, supporting religious freedom and the separation of church and state, and spreading the gospel to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. It is a movement that accepts men and women of all races, all language groups, all cultures and all creeds. Do you want to be one of those that keeps the commandments of God and has the testimony of Jesus? This group is open to anyone that believes in the Word of God. Do you feel Him calling you to continue in your walk with Him into more and more light? Today is the day to "follow the lamb wherever He goes” (Revelation 14:4). Have questions? Need prayer? Visit us at https://bible.awr.org/the-remnant/ Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mooxUwb0JwI
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