Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Daniel 12:10 - Many Purified (BW45)
'Summary of the book of Daniel'
Dan 12:10 "Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand."
Who are the wise who are purified, refined and made white?
Mat 7.24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:"
According to our Lord all those who have heard His words and put them into practice are wise. These are truly His disciples who will know truth which will set them free from the lusts of the things of this world, temptations, deceptions of Satan, etc.
John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Who are these fools?
Mat 7:26 "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand"
These are Christians who have read His words but refuse to obey them. These are rebellious children or unfaithful servants, who do not love the Lord.
John 14:24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me."
Last days Christians
2Tim 3:1-4 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters... lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
We are living in the last days where Christians go to church (some don't) , give an offering (not even tithe), share or preach a little and they think that they are doing God a great favour. There is no fear of God in end time Christians for they just do not believe Him nor His words.
2Tim 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
End time Christians do not read nor meditate on His words (the bible) because they do not keep His words. Instead they read books which are pleasing to their itching ears and think they have done God a great favour. They are rebellious and think that they can deceive Him by the number of Christian books they read and the many selfish prayers they made. Brethren, God looks at our heart and judges us by our obedience to His words.
Note: the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand
Those who are wicked
1. They willfully forget that God was made flesh, suffered for our infirmities and was crucified on the cross to save us from the eternal fire because He created us, loves us and try His best to prevent us from damnation.
2. They willfully forget that He is a righteous and just God, Who cannot sin but keeps His words and promises. He will reward those obedient and faithful to His words but chastises, punishes or judges the rebellious.
Rom 6:17-18 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
3. They willfully forget that He is a holy God and all those who wants to with Him must be holy.
1Pet 1:15-16 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."