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1 The sooner the better The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa Please please mahobho… A call to the evangelism

2 The Lord declares: "O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at My mouth, and warn them from Me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it,... thou hast delivered thy soul." Ezekiel 33:7-9. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

3 Important questions  What is a watchman?  According to the webster dictionary 1828 n. [watch and man.] A sentinel; a guard. A watchman warns people of impending danger. As Christians we should warn people of God’s judgement and his soon appearing. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

4 the coming judgement

5 Are we called to be is a watchman?  Ezekial 3:17 “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.” The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

6 Tools or equipment used by watchman The watchmen has to see and then warn so he needs good eyes and an audible voice. Psalms 19:17 “The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes.” 2 Timothy 4:2 4:2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

7 The Sooner the better ***Please please mahobho The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

8 Complications and Implications thereof If watchman cannot see: Rev3:14-21“ And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot…So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white 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. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

9 More implications If the watchman is silent people end up in false religious persuasions and faiths. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

10 The watchman’s message As will be expounded in the following lectures there are only two parallels existent in the world today Good/Bad Right/Wrong Christly/Satanic True religion/ False Religion The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

11 The watchman should thus help people choose the side which leads to life eternal not to death and misery. Lets take a look at the current religious groups? The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

12 Warning about choice of religion? a) Non-Christian Religions a) Muslim, Modern Spiritualism and other occults. These groups believe in other God’s besides Jesus of heaven. b) Biblically- 1 John 4:1-2 b) Christian Religions a) Sunday worshipping churches. They are literally breaking the law of God. Exodus 20:8,Mat 5:17,James 2:10. 1 John 3:9-10 b) Any religion that preaches a message encouraging storing up of treasures on earth. Isaih 8:20 The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

13 This leaves the Modern day Seventh Day Adventist Emerged from the Seventh Day worshipping church was instituted in Eden and it will continue into heaven. Genesis 2:3 It was passed from Adam to Seth from Seth all the way down to Noah. From Noah down to Jacob. Jacob begat Joseph who brought the Israelites into Egypt where they were forced to worship Idols for 400 years. Sabbath was lost The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

14 Seventh Day History continued After Moses delivered the Israelites God gave Him the Laws and again, reminded them of the Sabbath. Exodus 20:8 From Sinai, the Seventh day Worshippers continued upto Christ birth. Matthew 5:17. Jesus KEPT THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH. After Christ’s death the early church did not worship on Sunday but on Sabbath. Acts 13:13-14,27,42,44--- Acts 17:2* The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

15 Disaster stroke Remember was Christ came on earth, Pagan Rome was ruling the world. From the first lecture, under the church of Smyra AD In this period, papal Rome was married to pagan Rome. This was the time when Constantine, a Rome changed the Saturday to Sunday AD21. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

16 Seventh Day History continued From AD538 when the papacy was set up to 1798 there was a period called the Dark ages when the Catholic Church persecuted the Church. It was in this period that Martin Luther and other reformers began questioning the Papacy and reformation began. After the Pope was arrested in France in 1798 and his subsequent death in exile or prison, the Papacy encountered its deadly wound. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

17 Seventh Day History continued From the early reformers Protestantism was born with its pioneers being the likes of John and Charles Wesley, Miller etc. Since the seventh day worship had been abolished in the Dark Ages. Millerites and Seventh day Baptists reformers reinstated the Sabbath. From whence the Seventh day Adventist Church was born. The adventist Church was found on sound doctrine and study. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

18 Watchman preserve lives According to these scriptures, a sinful life is likened to death Many a Christian today are dead spiritually. How can you see if one is dead or alive? The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

19 Ephesians 2:1 “And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins:” 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

20 Common Characteristics of Dead People There is a clear distinction between the living and the dead. Dead people don’t eat.  Christ is the bread of life  John6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. -You eat Christ through studying his word, the dead do not eat meaning they do not study. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

21 Common Characteristics of Dead People Dead people do not praise the Lord  Psalms 115:17 - The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.  If you are spiritually dead you do not pray or praise God for what he has done. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

22 Common Characteristics of Dead People Dead People take no part in that which goes on in church or on the earth in general.  Ecclesiastes 9:6 “... neither have they any more a portion for ever in any [thing] that is done under the sun.”  Lacking interest in Church activities might just mean you are dead. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

23 Is Your religion alive? Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings (noisy festivities), and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

24 Do you spend your time like the dead or the living? The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

25 Time which is ought to be spend in worship is wasted on the television set watching programs of no spiritual value. Young people sacrifice eternities on the alters of passion In Fornication and sexual immorality 1 Corinthians 6:18-22 They open their minds to demon possessions by endless hours spend in unGodly associations. They indeed are dead to spiritual things. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

26 “ Watchman don’t Entertain” “The desire for excitement and pleasing entertainment is a temptation and a snare to God's people and especially to the young. Satan is constantly preparing inducements to attract minds from the solemn work of preparation for scenes just in the future. Through the agency of worldlings he keeps up a continual excitement to induce the unwary to join in worldly pleasures. There are shows, lectures, and an endless variety of entertainments that are calculated to lead to a love of the world; and through this union with the world, faith is weakened.” {AH 522.3} The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

27 Revelations 1:3 “ 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.” The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

28 Problems in being a watchman today We are living in a fast-tech world. ∞ We have indisputably the best communication devices history has ever seen. ∞ Medicine has advanced so much. We hear of heart transplants,lung transplants and infinitely many other advancements. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

29 ≥ This generation has information and its finger tips. The world has indeed become one global village. ≥ From where we stand it seems to be that the evolutionists and scientists are correct in saying that the human nature is developing and advancing contrary to the degeneration prophesied in the bible. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

30 Wait a minute, is this really so? The bible teaches us that there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 “ The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun. 1:10 Is there [any] thing whereof it may be said, See, this [is] new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.” The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

31 This means:- i. We can safely observe how our forerunners lived and extrapolate valuable lessons of life. Hebrews 6:20 i. Learn and avoid the mistakes they did. i. Learn how to bring people to God by studying how the patriarchs did it. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

32 “ Many of these professed Christians dress, talk, and act like the world, and the only thing by which they may be known is their profession. Though they profess to be looking for Christ, their conversation is not in heaven, but on worldly things. "What manner of persons" ought those to be "in all holy conversation and godliness," who profess to be "looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God." 2 Peter 3:11, 12. "Every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure." 1 John 3:3. But it is evident that many who bear the name of Adventist study more to decorate their bodies and to appear well in the eyes of the world than they do to learn from the Word of God how they may be approved of Him.” {EW 108.2} The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

33 We should be weary of wolves in sheep's clothing The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

34 Beautiful promises Rev 22:12 “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

35 Common Characteristics of God’s Watchmen i. The true followers of God never bowed down to idols. Exodus 20:3-6 ii. The remnant always had a living relationship with God. They had time for prayer and meditation. Daniel 6:10 iii. Were always a minority. Judges 7 iv. They called people out of sin to repentance. Were not ashamed of their faith. Mark 6:12 v. They lived a life of reform. Daniel 1:12-17 vi. They were temperate in all things. Judges 13:7 vii. Their affections and desires were heavenward. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

36 Examples of the Faithful few in a faithless generation 1. Daniel 2. 3 Hebrew boys 3. Lot 4. Moses 5. Abraham 6. William Miller 7. James White 8. Huss 9. Jerome 10. Luther The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

37 FAMILY WATCHMEN Families and individuals should:- Pray 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Philippians 4:6 ;Roman 12:12 Ignite an interest for spiritual Turn their homes into mission houses where communities come for spiritual edification Arise from thy slumber Ephesians5:14 “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

38 Jesus is calling Matthew 24: “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.” Rev 18:4 - And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

39 Ephesians 5:14:- “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa

40 You don’t have to look too far for God…

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43 God bless you The sooner the better The faithful few in a faithless generations Anesu wekwaRuswa


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