The Word says that “no man can come to me except the Father draw him.” John 6:44 and in 1 John 4:19 that “we loved him because He first loved us.” This sermon looks in detail on various ones God called during Jesus’ ministry, such as Nathanael, the Israelite in whom there was no guile, Simon who was prophetically given the name Peter on his first meeting with Jesus. Zacchaeus who just wanted a glimpse of the master whom he had never seen, but when Jesus came by, he called him by name. The woman at the well who Jesus told her life story to. Upon meeting these people who God called, Jesus did some remarkable things to show God’s calling. 1) He told Nathanael what he was just doing. 2) He prophesied a name change to Peter. 3) He knew Zachaeus’ name and said he was going to have dinner at his house. 4) He knew the life story of a Samaritan woman. The four that we have just mentioned were searching for Messiah and God answered their prayers.
This Bible study on the 4th Chapter of Ezekiel is significant in that it proves that the period of the Kings (Saul to Zedekiah) is 513 years. This is an important figure in Chronology. Ezekiel is instructed to make special cakes to eat and to lie on his side for 390 days. We are told that the 390 days prefigure 390 years. Which is where we get the usage of a day for a year in prophetic matters. We have the 40 year reign each of Saul, David and Solomon, which gives us 120 years. Then we have 3 years of Rehoboam before the dividing of the land. We are now at 123 years. It is from this point that the 390 years comes into play, terminating in the reign of Zedekiah the last king of Israel. The division of the Kingdom in Rehoboam’s day was 996 BC and 390 years later would bring us to 606 BC the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. The prophecy also talks about a 40 year period which corresponds to the 13th year of Josiah King of Judah. What happened at this date? Josiah started his great reformation cleansing out the land of idolatry and held a great Passover. Also this was the year Jeremiah the great prophet started his ministry. At the end of the 40 years the land lay desolate.
This discourse considers chapters 36-42 of the Book of Ezekiel together to get the whole scenario of this End-Time prophecy. The message in Chapter 36 is to encourage Israel that they will again be settled in their land and that He (God) will humble the gentile nations (specially Gog of Magog) in the future. Next we travel to the vision of the “Valley of Dry Bones.” We see the bones have come back together with sinew and flesh, but the “Breath” cannot occur until after the destruction of Gog in Jacob’s Trouble. The analogy of the graves in this vision is explained in the parable of the Rich man and Lazarus, which has to do with the Nation of Israel. Next we go onto the building of Ezekiel’s Temple (the Third Temple), which also occurs after Jacob’s Trouble because of the promise that there will be no Canaanite in the house of the Lord!
Sermon–Br. Frank Shallieu–This Sermon looks at “Jacob’s Trouble” (Armageddon, invasion by Gog of Magog) from the eyes of the Holy Remnant, the natural Holy Jew who will live through this final stage of the Great Time of Trouble before God intervenes with supernatural forces and inaugurates His Kingdom.
Jeremiah 30:7 “Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.”
Sermon–Frank Shallieu—This Sermon goes over explains the incident when Joseph hides his silver cup in the sack of his beloved brother Benjamin from the antitypical significance. Touching on the Passover, The Lord’s Second Coming [Presence], The Church, Great Company and Holy Remnant classes. Comparing cup to Elijah’s mantle. Given March 11, 2001
Bible Study-Br. Frank Shallieu-Deuteronomy Chapter 23 starts off with a list of criteria for acceptance into the congregation of the Lord, or should I say a list of unacceptableness before the LORD. Since we as Christians are of the Congregation of the LORD, there is a spiritual significance to each one of us. This study goes in detail on what these flaws or violations mean to the Christian and how they show character defects that God is not pleased with. November 13, 1983.
Sermon-Br. Frank Shallieu-This sermon is called “General Admonitions,” and it covers the topics that have caused him some concern such as: Judgment and Moral Decline in the church, Jothams Parable, Prayer (Public/Private), Testimonies Meetings and the testimonies themselves (how meetings are conducted/misconducted), Children sometimes not taught proper respect for their elders, How we treat fellow Christians who have a different understanding on different prophetic matters or otherwise, do we question their motives, saying they are trying to look important or they do not have the same respect for His Word that I do and so forth. How should we treat and respect one another. He further goes on to Generosity toward God and His work and people and Forgiveness of one another.