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THE REMNANT OF

REVELATION 12:17

SECOND CHARACTERISTIC:

THEY HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS


CHRIST

PART TWO
WHAT IS THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS
CHRIST?
REVELATION 12:17
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and
went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
which keep the commandments of God, and have
the testimony of Jesus Christ.
REVELATION 19:10
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said
unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant,
and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus:
worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit
of prophecy.
REVELATION 22:9

Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy


fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of
them which keep the sayings of this book: worship
God.
FELLOWSERVANT, BRETHREN, AND
PROPHETS, ARE ONE…

1 CORINTHIANS 12:14, 18
For the body is not one member, but many. But now hath
God set the members every one of them in the body, as it
hath pleased him.
A PROPHET: A SEER
1 SAMUEL 9:9
(Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire
of God, thus spake, Come, and let us go to the seer:
for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime
called a Seer.)

 A SEER HAD/HAS SPIRITUAL EYES

PROVERBS 29:18
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he
that keepeth the law, happy is he.
A PROPHET/SEER: COUNTERFEITS
REVELATION 3:18 [MESSAGE TO LAODICEA]
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, hat thou
mayest be rich; and raiment, that thou mayest be clothed,
and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and
anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

 WHAT QUARREL DOES CHRIST HAVE WITH THE


CHURCH OF LAODICEA?

 Righteous and Blessed


 Poor/miserable/naked/blind
 Lukewarm
LAODECIA LOOSES INTEREST IN HEAVENLY THINGS,
BUT FINDS PLEASURE IN WORLDY THINGS.

JOHN 5:39
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think that ye
have eternal life: and they are they which testify of
me.
REVELATION 1:2, 3
Who bare record of the word of God, and the
testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he
saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear
the words of this prophecy, and keep those things
which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
PROPHETS: BIBLE STUDENTS?

1 PETER 1:10, 11
Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and
searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace
that should come unto you: Searching what, or what
manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in
them did signify, when it testified beforehand the
sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should
follow.
A PROPHET: BEARS WITNESS [TESTIMONY]
JOHN 1:6-8
There was a man sent from God, whose name was
John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness
of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness
of that Light.
2 PETER 1:20, 21
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture
is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy
came not in old time by the will of man: but holy
men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy
Ghost.
PROPHET(S): PRIESTS AND PEOPLE
REJECTED HIS WORDS
ZECHARIAH 7:11, 12
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the
shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not
hear. Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant
stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words
which the Lord of hosts.
REVELATION 22:16
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you
these things in the churches. I am the root and the
offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
REMNANT CHURCH OF REVELATION 12:17:
TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST?
1 CORINTHIANS 14:22
Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that
believe, but to them that that believe not: but
prophesying serveth not for them that believe not,
but for them which believe.
2 CHRONICLES 36:15, 16 [JERUSALEM’S FALL]
And the LORD God of their fathers sent them by his
messengers, rising up betimes, and sending;
because he had compassion on his people, and on
his dwelling place: But they mocked the
messengers of God, and despised his words, and
misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord
arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
PHARISEE: OXYMORON
OXFORD DICTIONARY
A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory
terms appear in conjunction.
Oxford example: (Faith unfaithful kept him falsely
true).
MATTHEW 23:29, 30
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
Because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and
garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If
we would have been in the days of our fathers, we
would not have partakers with them in the blood of
the prophets.
GOD’S PROFESSED PEOPLE REJECTS THE
PROPHET’S TESTIMONY
ISAIAH 30:8-11
Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it
in a book, that it may be for the time to come for
ever and ever: That this s a rebellious people, lying
children, children that will not hear the law of the
LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the
prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak
unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
LUKE 6:26
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of
you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets.
PROPHETS HATED BY GOD’S PROFESSED
PEOPLE
 JEREMIAH: DUNGEON [JEREMIAH 38:6]
 ISAIAH: SAWN ASUNDER [HEBREWS 11:37]
 ELIJAH: JEZEBEL [1 KINGS 19:1-4]
 JOHN THE BAPTIST: BEHEADED [MATTHEW
14:4-10]
 ELISHA: SCORNED [2 KINGS 2:23, 24]
 MOSES: CRITICIZED [NUMBERS 12:1,
2]HOSEA 12:13
 ISRAEL DEMANDS A KING: [1 SAMUEL 8:5-
22]
PROPHET [JAHAZIEL]: KING &
PRIEST

2 CHRONICLES 20:14-25

CONVENTIONAL WARFARE
[SING PRAISES UNTO THE LORD]
ELLEN G. WHITE, SELECTED MESSAGES,
VOL. 1, pp.40, 48

Chapter 3 - Attitudes Toward the Testimonies

I saw the state of some who stood on present truth,


but disregarded the visions--the way God had
chosen to teach in some cases, those who erred from
Bible truth. I saw that in striking against the visions
they did not strike against the worm--the feeble
instrument that God spake through--but against the
Holy Ghost. I saw it was a small thing to speak
against the instrument, but it was dangerous to slight
the words of God….
….I saw if they were in error and God chose to
show them their errors through visions, and
they disregarded the teachings of God through
visions, they would be left to take their own
way, and run in the way of error, and think
they were right, until they would find it out too
late. Then in the time of trouble I heard them
cry to God in agony, "Why didst Thou not
show us our wrong, that we might have got
right and been ready for this time?" Then an
angel pointed to them and said, "My Father
taught, but you would not be taught. He spoke
through visions, but you disregarded His
voice, and He gave you up to your own ways,
to be filled with your own doings….
SEARCHING THE TESTIMONIES FOR AN
EXCUSE

Some who are not willing to receive the light, but


who prefer to walk in ways of their own choosing,
will search the testimonies to find something in
them to encourage the spirit of unbelief and
disobedience. Thus a spirit of disunion will be
brought in; for the spirit which leads them to
criticize the testimonies will also lead them to
watch their brethren to find in them something to
condemn.
THE LAST DECEPTION OF SATAN
Satan is . . . constantly pressing in the spurious--to
lead away from the truth. The very last deception of
Satan will be to make of none effect the testimony
of the Spirit of God. "Where there is no vision, the
people perish" (Proverbs 29:18). Satan will work
ingeniously, in different ways and through different
agencies, to unsettle the confidence of God's
remnant people in the true testimony.-- Letter 12,
1890.
There will be a hatred kindled against the
testimonies which is satanic. The workings of Satan
will be to unsettle the faith of the churches in them,
for this reason: Satan cannot have so clear a track to
bring in his deceptions and bind up souls in his
delusions if the warnings and reproofs and counsels
of the Spirit of God are heeded.