--Letters from God--
Our Letter from God today is how we should be living to consider ourselves disciples of Jesus in these last days. In Revelation 12:17, it states "...the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,.." The Greek defines the word "remnant" as the "remaining ones." One definition is an unsold piece of fabric. You have seen these remnants at fabric shops. This remnant is like the first part of fabric that was rolled off of the same bolt.
So, we read later in the same verse the remnant is those "...which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." To determine how these people are living, we must find the first part of the fabric, Somewhere in the Letters from God we should be able to find this fabric.
While searching for this fabric we come across Acts 2:44-47 and Acts 4:32-37:
(Act 2:44) And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
(Act 2:45) And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
(Act 2:46) And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
(Act 2:47) Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
(Act 4:32) And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
(Act 4:33) And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
(Act 4:34) Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
(Act 4:35) And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
(Act 4:36) And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,
(Act 4:37) Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
The first part of the fabric forsook everything by selling all possessions and distributing it to those in this group that needed it.
I have heard some sermons about these same verses and the speakers would always conclude that God asked only these people to forsake all and sell all possessions. They would then emphasize this did not apply to you and me. But could these speakers be wrong?
Let's look further in the Letters from God and see if the statement made by them is true.
Jesus said this:
(Luk 14:33) So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
(Luk 12:33) Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
(Luk 12:34) For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
(Mat 6:24) No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
So, the speakers were wrong in their opinion. These are just a few examples of the things God commanded us to do. You and I should consider these passages since the 144,000 of the Book of Revelation is this remnant. They will be the only true Christians on earth just before the tribulation hits. These will teach and convert "a great multitude which no man can number:"
(Rev 7:14) And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Should we start living like the 144,000 or take a risk with our eternal lives and hope we survive the global earthquake and the first four trumpets of tribulation? What about risking our eternal lives now? Think about it.