This video is also subtitled: Unveiling God's Set-Apart Event & People
All through the scripture God has revealed His unique divine ability to make a difference in His elect people. Once chosen, Israel was especially loved of God as a nation. Individuals making up that special people of God were especially blessed, separately than others around them. As long as they kept covenant with God, they were blessed above all others.
Now the scripture tells us that we, the Christian Church, the body of Christ in the earth, are a special, elect and chosen people. In fact, while Israel was a special nation to God, they were not literally his own children. Abraham, not God, was their Father. But when we accepted Christ, something amazing happened. We were born again... born from above. God used his own incorruptible seed to produce a "new birth" in each of us. We became His own family, his children. God's heart was that of a Father from eternity backwards. He had found a measure of fulfillment in the creation of His angelic family (not born of his own seed, but created to serve him in an atmosphere of love and respect). But now, He has a real family.
Do you think that God would not make a "difference" in his precious children that he loves so much? If he would give men for them, and people for their lives, do you not think he would do the same, even more, for His own children? Paul exclaimed in Romans 8:32, "If He spared not his own son (Jesus) for us (that is to birth us into the family), how shall he not also with him freely give us all things." The Apostle was showing us God's great heart of love for his children. There's not anything that God wouldn't do for me!
In this teaching, Dr. Don G. Pickney deals with an issue of the Day of Jehovah Tsaba (Lord of hosts), in which God promises to make a GREAT DIFFERENCE between His own children and the world. The primary text of this teaching builds on the foundation of:
Deuteronomy 4:32-35 AMP "For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from one end of the heavens to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever occurred or been heard of anywhere. (34) Has God ever tried to go and take for Himself a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand, by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, as the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? (35) To you it was shown, that you might realize and have personal knowledge that the Lord is God; there is no other besides Him."
Literally, as God delivered Israel out of Egyptian bondage, he set them apart (sanctified them), while still in the midst of the Egyptians, and gave them special favor. Even when He sent plagues upon the Egyptians, the Israelites were kept perfectly safe. And when He had finished shaking that great nation, He (God Himself) plundered the nation of ALL their wealth and riches, and transferred it to the Israelites on the eve of their departure from Egypt. It was so catastrophic that Egypt never recovered, and soon was forced to end their nation as a "dynasty." That is God's ability. In Deuteronomy 4, God was exulting about His divine ability to accomplish such a thing... He said, "Look all the way back to Adam, and from one side of heaven to the other, and see if there has ever been such a thing as great as this!" A NATION WITHIN A NATION, set apart and given unique and special favor. In Deuteronomy He was declaring, "What could be greater than this?"
Oh! But there is something that is greater... another orchestrated event by God in which HE WILL SET APART A NATION within and among ALL NATIONS... A GLOBAL SETTING APART OF GOD'S PEOPLE WITHIN ALL THE NATIONs OF THE WHOLE EARTH! An even greater event!
Haggai 2:6-9 AMP "For thus says the Lord of hosts (Jehovah Tsaba): Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land; [Heb. 12:26.] (7) AND I WILL SHAKE ALL NATIONS and the desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts. [Isa. 60:5; Matt. 2:1-12.] (8) The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts. (9) THE LATTER GLORY OF THIS HOUSE [WITH IT SUCCESSOR, TO WHICH JESUS CAME] SHALL BE GREATER THAN THE FORMER, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace and prosperity, says the Lord of hosts."
Pastor Don will concentrate in this series of teachings on how God will accomplish setting apart His people in the earth to bring about this GREATER EVENT!