I am a God of Love- The 144,000
I am looking forward to another day to work together in my vineyard. The grapes are ripening quickly for the harvest and I am sending my angels to bring the harvest to completion by the proclamation of truth which will fully ripen the harvest to perfection. You can be a participant in the work of the angels by listening to their voices and teaching others what you are learning, which is latter rain light about the everlasting gospel, - the good news about my character and my government of love.
"Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands....If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the Lord your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your forefathers. He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers." Deut. 7:9, 12, 13.
The light and understanding about how to experience the cleansing and perfecting work of the judgment which I am doing for my people now is the preparation which is needed to be prepared for the final sealing of the Sabbath - Sunday issue which is just ahead of us. This final battle between good and evil will be brought about by the reaction of the devil when he sees that my chosen ones are escaping from his lies and corruptions, and are moving into full harmony with me on every point in the great controversy between good and evil, truth and error. As a last resort he will try to force my people to abandon me in order to keep their comforts and conveniences, and eventually to spare their lives. The devil has always used persecution to attempt to force people to abandon their allegiance to me, and many are my followers who have capitulated under the the threat of the loss of life's comforts, or even of life itself.
But millions who have truly loved and served me have given up everything rather than lose their connection with me, and to these I bequeath eternal life in heaven where there will be only peace, joy, love, and safety from the threats and persecutions of the evil one. He will then be banished to a thousand years of suffering for his crimes against my people, and finally his extinction from existence. I do not look forward to the eternal death of anyone. But I will do what I must do - as I have always done - to secure the universe from experiencing the tragedy that sin would ever rise again.
And that brings me to the topic for today. I am a God of love. But what is love? I have described the characteristics of love throughout the whole Bible, and especially in 1 Corinthians 13. I have demonstrated love in all my dealings with mankind since the inception of sin, and even in the way I have dealt with the rebellion of Lucifer in heaven, and the angels who fell with him. I have allowed the results of sin to play out in all its facets in full view of the whole universe as long as necessary to reveal everything that can be revealed, and answer every question that can be asked.
I could have forcibly squelched the rebellion at any point along the way. But that would leave questions unanswered for eternity in the lives of all intelligent beings. And since true love always gives freedom of choice, all the evidence that is necessary to have full disclosure must be permitted. I want only followers who choose to follow me because they understand my character and are in full agreement with my law as the best possible way to live a life of purity, happiness and freedom, and to have the most supreme lives of productivity and joy, both here in this life and in the life to come.
Those who rebel against my full disclosure of the principles of life and love and happiness are choosing death because they love the principles that bring death. In destroying them I am accepting their right to choose death. I have granted Satan and all his followers extended life to give them and the whole universe the opportunity to see the complete and full results of what they have chosen to believe and have set their lives by, and the principles which they have followed. But my goal will be reached when all will be disclosed and every being will fully see what happens when anyone chooses to disregard the principles which are encapsulated in my perfect law of love and freedom, and be securely convinced that obedience brings the greatest love, joy and freedom.
Now the display is almost finished, and only one thing remains. That is the final perfection of my people who will voluntarily choose to be among the 144,000, and will live through the time when the plagues are poured out without mixture of mercy, and without my mediatorial work in the heavenly Sanctuary. This requires perfection of character and perfect agreement with me on every issue that has caused the problem of sin. You can see why this is necessary, can't you? If I cannot bring a people back to the original sinlessness - or perfect agreement with me on all issues and questions that Satan has raised, then he would attempt to proclaim victory over me and my laws and government. Don't you see the eternal issues that are involved in the complete perfecting of the final generation?
The whole issue of the sin problem is about freedom of choice to believe or disbelieve in my character and the principles of my government. Sinlessness means to be in perfect agreement with me on everything. My people at the close of history must be in perfect agreement with me, or the great controversy is not over! If my people still have the roots of sin in their minds - even subconsciously - how and when can they be cleansed after I step out of the Most Holy Place and there is no more covering of my precious blood before my Father? Remember - sin is disagreement with me and my principles of life. If there are roots of sin hidden in the subconscious mind that have not been cleansed and blotted out, would they not spring back to life to bear fruit in the future life in heaven? Sin began in heaven, and I will not take back to heaven anything that would allow the same problem to arise again. As I have said in Matthew 15:13, 18-20: "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots....The things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.' For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man unclean."
Roots start in childhood when the person has not yet given their hearts and lives to me. These roots can be removed by my intercessory work now. If you cooperate with me, I will reveal them to you. And as you acknowledge them and repent of these wrong ways of thinking and acting, even back to childhood, I will forgive you freely and cover you with my blood, which represents the perfection of my own character, and blot out every vestige of sin from your mind and memories from my books of record in heaven, according to the prophecy of Isaiah 43:25, 26: "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence."
As I am pleading for you before the Father, so I'm pleading with you to cooperate with the work of my final atonement for you, and be among those of whom it is said:
"Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mt. Zion, and with Him 144,000 who had His name and His Father's name written on their foreheads....These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless." Rev. 14:1, 4, 5.
The question remains: will you submit to my work of love for you and receive the complete cleansing from sin that I am offering to you? If so, you will be among the special group of cleansed ones who will stand before my throne and the throne of my Father without a veil between, representing the saved of all ages. And you will sing the song which no one else can sing because they have not experienced the final work of atonement, or "at-one-ment" with me while they were yet alive. You will represent the great work of the salvation of all my people throughout the ages, and you will be my chosen representatives before the universe, and be able to share what it was like to be cleansed completely in cooperation with me during my final work of atonement in the Most Holy Place. This is what I am calling you to do for me. Will you accept the call? I'm rejoicing that you already have; but you can be messengers to invite others to experience the same privilege while probation still lingers. And soon we will be in heaven together when all my true sheep have been gathered into the fold.
Listen to my voice today and every day, for I am calling you to be among the 144,000 if you will respond to my love, for if you love me you will keep my commandments, for my commandments are the terms of my covenant of love with you that you will be my Bride throughout eternity. Will you accept the terms of my marriage vows and completely renounce all agreement with my enemy? If you do, your reward will be great for all eternity, and you and your children I will save. Lovingly, Jesus.