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“Just as soon as the people of God are sealed in their foreheads—it is not any seal or mark that can be seen, but
a settling into the truth, both intellectually and spiritually, so they cannot be moved—just as soon as God’s people are sealed and prepared for the shaking, it will come.” 4BC 1161.

   "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written FOR OUR LEARNING, that we through
     patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope." Romans 15:4. 

"The history of the wilderness life of Israel was chronicled for the benefit of the Israel of God to the close of time. The record of God's dealings with the wanderers of the desert in all their marchings to and fro, in their exposure to hunger, thirst,  and weariness, and in the striking manifestations of His power for their relief, is fraught with WARNING AND INSTRUCTION for His people in all ages. The varied experience of the Hebrews was a school of preparation for their promised home in Canaan.  GOD WOULD HAVE HIS PEOPLE IN THESE DAYS REVIEW with a humble heart and teachable spirit the TRIALS THROUGH WHICH ANCIENT ISRAEL PASSED, that they may be instructed in their preparation for the heavenly Canaan." Patriarchs and Prophets 293. 

"Brethren, we must sink the shaft deep in the mine of truth. You may question matters with yourselves and with one another, if you only do it in the right spirit; but too often self is large, and as soon as investigation begins, an unchristian spirit is manifested. This is just what Satan delights in, but we should come with a humble heart to know for ourselves what is truth.

The time is coming when we shall be separated and scattered, and each one of us will have to stand without the privilege of communion with those of like precious faith; and how can you stand unless God is by your side, and you know that He is leading and guiding you? Whenever we come to investigate Bible truth, the Master of assemblies is with us. The Lord does not leave the ship one moment to be steered by ignorant pilots. We may receive our orders from the Captain of our salvation."-- Review and Herald, March 25, 1890.

"We are standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. Many of the prophecies are about to be fulfilled in quick succession Every element of power is about to be set to work. Past history will be repeated; old controversies will arouse to new life, and peril will beset God's people on every side. Intensity is taking hold of the human family. It is permeating everything upon the earth." -- Testimonies to Ministers, p. 116.

No one knows the day or the hour of the coming of our Lord. However, He has blessed us with His Word that we may study and remain watchful that when we see the signs He has warned us of (Matthew 24:15), we should know that His coming draweth nigh. 

The day nor the hour that no man knows is referring to the close of probation first for the house of God (those who PROFESS a pure faith=virgin) and then for the whole world. "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still." Revelation 22:11

THE LAMPS WHICH ALL THE VIRGINS HAVE = THE WORD OF GOD (Rev 19:13) = Jesus the Son of God the Father.
Psalm 119:105: - “Thy word (Jesus the Son of God) [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Speaking of the (DAN. 12:1) close of probation in Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."

Speaking of the (DAN. 12:1) close of probation in Mark 13:32 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." (Jesus says in John 5:30 "I can of mine own self do nothing."

Speaking of the (DAN. 12:1) close of probation in Acts 1:7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.

"If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief; and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee." [REV. 3:3.] How perilous is the condition of those, who, growing weary of their
watch [like the foolish virgins], turn to the attractions of the world. While the man of business is absorbed in the pursuit of gain, while the pleasure-lover is seeking indulgence, while the daughter of
fashion is arranging her adornments,--it may be in that hour the Judge of all the earth will pronounce the sentence, "Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting."” {4SP 315.1}

NOTE: - This reference applies Revelation 3:3 to the Investigative Judgment, and the sentence of “found wanting”  will be past upon the professed followers of Christ who backslide to the world. The text in Revelation, harmonizes with Jesus’ statement in the last verse of the Ten Virgin Parable: - Matthew 25:13: - “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”

In the parable, the Bridegroom comes while the foolish virgins attempt to get the oil; the wise being ready go into the marriage, go into the festal hall with the Bridegroom, who then shuts the door. This must be the door of probation that is being closed. (Only the Son of God can close this door) All this takes place AFTER the Midnight Cry has been given. Mathew 25:10: - “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.”
All this is further evidence that in the Parable, the coming of the Bridegroom is referring to Christ’s coming to Judgment, and NOT to his 2nd coming in the clouds of heaven!

The belief of the evil servant - “My lord delayeth his coming”, is indeed a peace and safety message, which produces the foolish virgins.

Matthew 25:5 - 7: - “While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed
their lamps.”

"At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time; and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." [DAN. 12:1.] {GC88 613.1} 

"When the third angel's message closes, mercy no longer pleads for the guilty inhabitants of the earth. The people of God have accomplished their work. They have received "the latter rain," "the refreshing from the presence of the Lord," and they are prepared for the trying hour before them. Angels are hastening to and fro in Heaven. An angel returning from the earth announces that his work is done; the final test has been brought upon the world, and all who have proved themselves loyal to the divine precepts have received "the seal of the living God." {GC88 613.2} 

The state of the people today represented by the foolish virgins, is also spoken of as the Laodicean state

"When the third angel's message closes, mercy no longer pleads for the guilty inhabitants of the earth. The people of God have accomplished their work. They have received "the latter rain," "the refreshing from the presence of the Lord," and they are prepared for the trying hour before them. Angels are hastening to and fro in Heaven. An angel returning from the earth announces that his work is done; the final test has been brought upon the world, and all who have proved themselves loyal to the divine precepts have received "the seal of the living God." {GC88 613.2} 

More here on the close of probation and the Ten Virgins... https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4v8FlSvQ4wlclVTcWJoVWxhSVU/edit


"IF THE LORD SHOULD NOT SOON COME AND DESTROY HIS POWER, THE EARTH WOULD SOON BE DEPOPULATED." (E.G. White, Testimony No.8, p.94, in Spiritual Gifts III-IV, Battle Creek, Steam Press, 1864,). 

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Review and Herald, April 14, 1893: “The events of the future WILL be discerned by prophecy, and WILL be understood. We’re going to consider the events of the present/future and line them up to see what kind of impact they have for us.



"Events were so overruled that neither Jews nor Romans should hinder the flight of the Christians. Upon the retreat of Cestius, the Jews, sallying from Jerusalem, pursued after his retiring army, and while both forces were thus fully engaged, the Christians had an opportunity to leave the city. (3.5 years - prophetic to match 3.5 years of time for Civil War - opportunity for those who HAVE NOT had GREAT LIGHT as Christians to flee all churches who do not keep ALL Ten Commandments?) At this time the country also had been cleared of enemies who might have endeavored to intercept them. At the time of the siege, the Jews were assembled at Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Tabernacles, and thus the Christians throughout the land were able to make their escape unmolested. Without delay they fled to a place of safety,—the city of Pella, in the land of Perea, beyond Jordan." THE GREAT CONTROVERSY 1888, PAGE 31

Here you will learn that, repeatedly, Satan used friends, relatives and error (but especially friends and relatives) to try to turn the faithful away from God. But in each instance they were saved by "fixing the eye upon Jesus." What a most thrilling thought! Oh, what strength and glory there is in it! We are not a band of orphans down here. We need only turn our eye upward and, by faith, fix it upon Jesus." Early Writings pages 240-250.

STUNNING MESSAGES IN CHRIST’S

COMMAND TO “FLEE”

 

Christ’s prophecy regarding Jerusalem’s fall and associated temple destruction is filled with amazing end-time missives. Most expositors are convinced that there is a dual application between Jerusalem’s fall in 70 A.D. and the events surrounding the second coming (parousia), the latter emphasized more. The linguistic variation between those messages in the gospels conveys additive information which embellish those events.

 

Expositor White saw several apocalyptic applications also and amplified those temple/Jerusalem destruction prophecies into those end-time themes. Deciphering these unfolds stunning insight into truth that has been previously elusive. Here are several initial examples from those writings:

“In these words His meaning was twofold. He referred not only [1] to the destruction of the Jewish temple and worship, but [2] to His own death,–the destruction of the temple of His body. This the Jews were already plotting. As the priests and rulers returned to the temple, they had proposed to kill Jesus, and thus rid themselves of the troubler. Yet when He set before them their purpose, they did not understand Him. They took His words as applying only to the temple at Jerusalem, and with indignation exclaimed, ‘Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt Thou rear it up in three days?’ Now they felt that Jesus had justified their unbelief, and they were confirmed in their 
rejection of Him.”[1]


“Christ's words had been spoken in the hearing of a large number of people; but when He was alone, Peter, John, James, and Andrew came to Him as He sat upon the Mount of Olives. ‘Tell us,’ they said, ‘when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?’ Jesus did not answer His disciples by taking up separately the destruction of Jerusalem and [3] the great day of His coming. He mingled the description of these two events. Had He opened to His disciples future events as He beheld them, they would have been unable to endure the sight. In mercy to them He blended the description of the two great crises, leaving the disciples to study out the meaning for themselves. When He referred to the destruction of Jerusalem, His prophetic words reached beyond that event to the final conflagration in that day when the Lord shall rise out of His place to punish the world for their iniquity, when the earth shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. This entire discourse was given, not for the disciples only, but for those who should live in the last scenes of this earth's history.[2]


Three of the four gospel writers convey those end-time teachings in explicit detail. Intriguingly, they were not the disciples who were present when he shared those prophecies 
(Peter, John, James and Andrew – Mark 13:3).

·         Equally captivating is the variations in how those messages are portrayed.

·         Since all three were inspired, they each have special instructive values.

Text Box:  See What? Do What? Luke 21:20 Armies surrounding Jerusalem  Flee to mountains  (threatening – not penetrating  Depart out  City)  Mark 13 Abomination stands where it  Flee into the mountains  ought not to (entered City)  Matthew 24:5 Abomination stands in holy place Flee into the mountains  (entered Temple)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One key area that varies in those gospel records is the subject of this study. All are couched in a “timing” theme: When ye shall see.” The issue: “See what?” That begins prophetic counsel.

 

This dramatically unfolds a progressive study of the historical military attacks against Jerusalem, as we will see. Since there is also an end-time symbolism – Jerusalem (God’s people), the temple (His church) and the very conscience of the remnant will be subject to progressive coercive attacks at the end.

 

Roman Threat in its Final Symbolism

 

All expositors see these “armies” as from the Roman Empire. It is important to note that the ensign of those armies was an eagle. The Roman soldiers offered sacrifices to these standards in preparation for battle.

 

The Jewish historian Josephus made these observations regarding the siege of Jerusalem that Jesus predicted:

 

“1. NOW, as Titus was upon his march into the enemy’s country, the auxiliaries [non-Roman citizens] that were sent by the kings marched first, having all the other auxiliaries with them; after whom followed those that were to prepare the roads and measure out the camp; then came the commander’s baggage, and after that the other soldiers, who were completely armed to support them; then came Titus himself, having with him another select body; and then came the pike men; after whom came the horses belonging to that legion. All these came before the engines; and after these engines came the tribunes and the leaders of the cohorts, with their select bodies; after these came the ensigns, with the eagle; and before those ensigns came the trumpeters belonging to them.”[3]

“Then came the ensigns encompassing the eagle, which is at the head of every Roman legion, the king, and the strongest of all birds, which seems to them a signal of dominion, and an omen that they shall conquer all against whom they march.”[4]

 

The “eagle,” which was their omen for victory, was at the head of their moving legion.

 

Why is this significant? The eagle was also used as an emblem by the ancient kings of Babylon.[5] Babylon also is a metaphor for apostasy of Christianity at the end. That too is associated with an eagle!

 

Long ago Israel’s God inspired Moses to warn Israel of a king from the north (Babylon) who would come if they were disobedient “as swift as the eagle flieth.”

 

“The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, [as swift] as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young: And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which [also] shall not leave thee [either] corn, wine, or oil, [or] the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee. And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee” (Deuteronomy 28:49-52).

 

That was fulfilled in 605 B.C. The symbol of the eagle became detestable to the Jews. The Essenes, a Jewish “branch” would commit suicide before they would permit that ensign of Rome to enter the precincts. The non-Christian Jews that escaped the Roman advances, called the Sicarii, sought refuge in the great plateau of Masada in 70 A.D. All committed suicide before the advancing Roman armies with their eagle standard as they were about to invade those cliff havens.

  

An actual eagle example from this era is on a Roman coin:

 

 

 

Roman denarius coin showing on its back two types 
of ensigns, the center being an eagle.

 

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Those ensigns were called “abominations.” Luke is the first to address the military operations. He referred to them as armies. Mark and Matthew refer to them as “abomination,” which they personified as something detestable that was attacking. That is exactly what Christ wanted to convey because He said: “When you see the ‘abomination.’”

 

C. H. Spurgeon wrote (1888): “This portion of our Saviour’s words appears to relate solely to the destruction of Jerusalem. As soon as Christ’s disciples saw ‘the abomination of desolation,’ that is, the Romanensigns, with their idolatries, ‘stand in the holy place,’ they knew that the time for their escape had arrived; and they did flee to the mountains.”[7]

 

Albert Barnes wrote (1949): “The abomination of desolation means the Roman army, and is so explained by Lu, xxi. 20. The Roman army is further called the abomination on account of the images of the emperor,and the eagles, carried in front of the legions, and regarded by the Romans with divine honours.”[8]

 

Sir Isaac Newton, a detailed apocalyptic expositor, saw these ensigns also as the “abomination.”

 

At this time of the end we note that these great symbols of the past apply with uncanny precision:

 

  • Babylon will be a “great city” that God’s people are to escape from (Revelation 14:8, 18:2) – many of its inhabitants drink the wine of apostasy (fornication) (cf. Hosea 4:10-19, Jeremiah 3:2-3).

  • In place of the symbol of an ancient pagan religion, the end-time imagery is of an apostate church called Babylon (Revelation 17:5). She is making the world drink of her wine which God now calls – here it is – abomination, filthiness of her fornication (again, cf. Hosea 4:10-19, Jeremiah 3:2-3). Revelation 17’s prophecy notes that she is centered in Rome (city of seven hills).

  • A “king of the north” will rule all apostate powers (Daniel 11:40-45). This ties to Lucifer (Isaiah 14:13; cf. Psalm 48:3) and to his earthly leaders.

  • bird represents a fourth living creature (Revelation 4:7) that is like an eagle. That symbolizes the leading tribe of Dan to the north.

  • A group of people supporting Satan, wanting to be like God (whose throne is to the north – Psalm 45:2) will represent an eagle-like power just like Dan. (The “pale horse” of the fourth seal (Revelation 6).

What does “mountains” mean?

 

Historically, some Jews did flee to the mountains. Eusebius (H.E. iii,5,3) says that the Christians actually fled to Pella at the foot of the mountains about seventeen miles south of the Sea of Galilee. They remembered the warning of Jesus and fled for safety.[9] Is this the response to each threat from that apostate Roman church?

  • Symbolically, mountains represent God’s power (Psalm 121:1-2), where God dwells (Mt. Zion) (Psalm 2:6, 135:21; Isaiah 8:18; Joel 3:21), where God’s people will go for security and worship (Revelation 14:1).

  • “It shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” (Isaiah 2:2-4).

  • Symbolically, the setting for these prophecies – the escape to the mountain – means to flee from Babylon (apostasy) to a place where spiritual safety lies (Lord’s house on top of the mountains).

  • We will see shortly, expositor White ties the message to “flee” initially to getting out of the big cities. Spiritually, that becomes a time when we must flee to the “mount of God,” the “stronghold of the Lord.”

Looking at Luke’s Attacking Armies

 

The end-time narrative given to us by Luke creates a foundation for us to build upon:

  • Some plants require a trellis to grow on.

  • Luke’s narrative is a trellis to our understanding for the “living” prophecies of Mark and Matthew to develop and expand.

Jesus had been asked what the “sign” of the temple’s destruction would be (Luke 21:6-7). To understand the end-time significance of His answer:

  • Jerusalem was not only a city important to the Jews but – 

       It was personified by Jesus (Matthew 23:37-39, Luke 13:34-35) as His people.
       Jerusalem was seen also as a mother (Israel 54, 62:1, 4).
       Here and in the two other gospels, it is portrayed as God’s people.

  • The Temple was where God dwelt (among His people and within us) (pre- and post-Cross).

    “And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them” (Exodus 25:8).

    “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people”(II Corinthians 6:16).

Jesus said in Luke’s narrative that the sign of the attacking armies would be a siege on 
Jerusalem.

  • Christ talked about that contemporary (within one generation) fulfillment in Luke 19:43-44.

  • At the end He noted that Satan’s host would lay siege on God’s people.

  • The only ones to escape were those who follow the instruction Jesus gave to “flee.”

The setting in Luke 21 is far different from that in Matthew or Mark. Luke’s review of one attack is in 17:22-37. The admonition of not going back for a coat if in the field or into the house if on the rooftop is missing in the Luke 21’s Jerusalem discourse.

  • Those illustrations were metaphors for urgency. Thus, the setting here is more 
    “casual.”

  • The word “flee” (pheugetosan) is used in each place but implied differently. It is a different imperative flow of thought:

“Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto” (Luke 21:21).

  • It is invitational, almost pastoral, to entreat action when God’s people will be morally attacked – seek spiritual safety when that occurs.

  • Escape from the danger.

We get insight for this eschatologic prophecy from its first historical application (not in Luke’s parameters).

  • “Not one Christian perished in the destruction of Jerusalem. Christ had given his disciples warning, and all who believed his words watched for the promised sign. ‘When ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies,’ said Jesus, ‘then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out.’ [Luke 21:20, 21.] After the Romans under Cestius [Gaius Cestius Gallus – Roman general who had been assigned to Syria A.D. 63-65 and came to squelch the Jewish revolt by Nero’s orders] had surrounded the city, they unexpectedly abandoned the siege when everything seemed favorable for an immediate attack. The besieged, despairing of successful resistance, were on the point of surrender, when the Roman general withdrew his forces, without the least apparent reason. But God's merciful providence was directing events for the good of his own people. The promised sign had been given to the waiting Christians, and now an opportunity was afforded for all who would to obey the Saviour's warning. Events were so overruled that neither Jews nor Romans should hinder the flight of the Christians. Upon the retreat of Cestius, the Jews, sallying fromJerusalem, pursued after his retiring army, and while both forces were thus fully engaged, the Christians had an opportunity to leave the city. At this time the country also had been cleared of enemies who might have endeavored to intercept them. At the time of the siege [66 A.D. – beginning of the three and a half year period], the Jews were assembled at Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Tabernacles, and thus the Christians throughout the land were able to make their escape unmolested. Without delay they fled to a place of safety,–the city of Pella, in the land of Perea, beyond Jordan.”[10]

This was the onset of a three and a half year war against God’s people. It would have to end at Passover.

  • It was the symbolic end-time beginning of the 42 months of persecution noted elsewhere (Revelation 11:2, 13:4).

  • “But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months” (Revelation 11:2).

This was in turn echoing Daniel.

  • “And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these [things] shall be 
    finished” (Daniel 12:7).

Notice that the end-time persecution is related to the world of non-Jews (Gentiles), just like Cestius (11:2) – civil powers.

  • Here, Luke notes the same with similar language:

    “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:24). The “time of the Gentiles” followed the gospel to the Jews, which ended in A.D. 33-34.

  • Christ called these “days of vengeance” (Luke 21:22) – persecution.


For the remnant – in the end-time application – God does not promise a total escape from this persecution or even martyrdom. But – He does give counsel on how to minimize its impact (by fleeing):

  • “Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto” (Luke 21:21).

  • At the onset of the three and a half years the Sunday laws will be a signal for God’s people to act to minimize hostilities! We know that from cross-reference to Daniel.

  • “The time is not far distant, when, like the early disciples, we shall be forced to seek a refuge in desolate and solitary places [that will apply to Matthew’s discourse]. As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians [leaning now on Luke’s account], so the assumption of power on the part of our nation [the United States] in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains.”[11] (This latter will not occur until close to the end of the three and a half years.)

Here, expositor White notes that “fleeing” at the onset of the siege on God’s people was to get out of the cities. Her message there becomes progressive! But there is more.

 

Jesus said here that when armies would encompass Jerusalem, desolation would not be far away.

 

  • In Matthew 24:15 Jesus said that an abomination would lead to desolation.

  • He said that that was explained in Daniel.

  • There:

Chp. 8:     Place of God’s sanctuary is cast down (representing law, justice, righteousness) (12)

A specific sin related to this hostility leads to desolation and the sanctuary and God’s  “host” is trodden down (13) (persecution).

After 2300 years, the sanctuary where God resides is totally cleansed (14) (9:24).

Chp. 9:     Satan makes desolate God’s sanctuary (27) (apostate church) right up until the consummation because of his abomination.

Chp. 11:   A “king” “person” pollutes the sanctuary – military might on his part (31), by an abomination that leads to desolation.

Chp. 12:   An abomination makes desolation (12:11).

 

All these refer to the same sin/desolation!

 

There, the sin (transgression) that led to desolation is rebellion against the Sabbath (chapter 8). Later, in the rest of Daniel, Jesus called that transgression an “abomination.”

  • Combining Luke and Daniel, the armies surrounding Jerusalem represent:
      Preparation  to use force against God's people to honor a false Sabbath. 
        Everything is now in place.
      There are Sunday laws, but they aren’t enforced.

That becomes a sign to God’s people to relocate – seek a place of spiritual security (symbolically, this is called a “wilderness” (i.e., where God can protect).

  • Cestius Gallus attacked in the fall of 66 A.D.

  • He retreated – and it appears that by 68 A.D. all of God’s remnant had escaped. The window of time was long.

Sunday laws will be like the armies surrounding Jerusalem with the intent to penetrate its boundaries. But the laws are not initially enforced.

  • Though there are possibilities for adverse encounters to occur – time to escape/relocate is clearly given.

  • As it was in the “Jerusalem surrounded” imagery, time to leave the cities will then be given. God will provide the opportunity to liquidate assets and relocate to a more secure place.

  • Finishing the work still lies ahead – thus it won’t be a time for 
    isolation.

  • This is a key to understand this prophecy.

We know Luke’s narrative relates to the end of time because:

  • Those “days” relate to when “all things which are written may be fulfilled” (Luke 21:22) – Written where? Daniel.

    And

  • “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).

  • When the collective events that Christ presented begin to trend upward – the end is upon us.

What does Luke mean by:

  • If in Judea – flee to the “mountains”?

  • If in Jerusalem – depart to a safe place?

  • If in the country – don’t go into the city?

    (We’ll look at these more when we move into Matthew’s account.)

  • For now, the context is – “move to a more secure place spiritually.” Don’t expose yourself unnecessarily to danger.

Again, we know these things because they represent the beginning of the final three and a half years that E. G. White applied this to also!

 

Mark Records His End-Time Impressions (Mark 13)

 

“But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:”(Mark 13:14).

The imagery of “standing where it ought not” is couched in language of great urgency (like Matthew). This is very different from Luke! The city has been penetrated. The force of apostasy is in the body of Christ.

  • If on housetop (roofs were flat and a place to relax/socialize). Don’t go into the house – flee (vs 15).

  • If in the field, don’t return to where your coat is (vs 16) – flee.

The picture is one where the abominable laws against the Sabbath have now begun to be a threat – “standing where it ought not” – suggesting:

  • They might be forced on God’s people. They could prohibit Sabbath worship.

  • The churches could be coerced.

  • “Standing” means “control over” wherever it is positioned.

  • Legal measures have been taken to force Sunday worship – the abomination of Daniel – and restrict conscience.

  • Religious liberty is now in peril.

 Daniel wasn’t appealed to in Luke!! Here he is. The issue is now specific.

  • God’s people are being asked to honor something detestable to God.

  • A sacrilege is being forced on the world.

Again, this represents a time of persecution noted in Daniel and Revelation.

  • “And it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them” (Daniel 8:10b) (referring to the saints).

  • “And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days” (Daniel 11:33) (referring to the remnant).

  • “When he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished” (Daniel 12:7b). God, here, promises a time limit on Satan/Antichrist’s persecution!“

  • “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10) (ten days – “short period of time”).

  • “And the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months” (Revelation 11:2b). This “city” is symbolic of God’s people.

This is tied to Revelation 12:17 (cf. 13:7): “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”

  • God’s people have gone to the mountain of God.

  • “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death” (Revelation 12:11).

It is now assumed that the three and a half year period is far along. In the end-time metaphor, God’s people are out of the cities, in smaller hamlets. Now everything needs to be done to minimize a direct confrontation. If a threat comes, urgent action to alleviate it and prevent its reoccurring is advised. This coincides with General Vespasian’s attack. He had full control of Judah. The lives of God’s people were suppressed, like the time when they must work on the Sabbath.

 

At the time of Cestius Gallus only a part of Palestine was under siege; and when he and his forces were routed, the Jewish Christians were given time to escape. When Vespasian came in it became suppressive, but a small reprieve came right near the end.

That was opportunity two to “flee” like Luke directed. That was in 66-68 A.D.

 

Nero, upset at Gallus’ ineptness, ordered General Vespasian to subjugate completely the Jews. He assembled 60,000 troops and captured all the cities of Judea. In these attacks he slaughtered thousands. Then he laid siege on Jerusalem, totally blocking all movement in or out of the city. But he retreated because of Nero’s death (suicide) and the amazing conflict as to who would lead the empire. This gave another window of two years grace to the Jewish people, especially the Christians. That was opportunity number two – just like Mark notes.

 

When Vespasian ascended the throne, he ordered his son, Titus, to attack and subdue 
Jerusalem. At the end, new laws will be passed to enforce existing religious laws.

 

“’Support will be withdrawn from those who proclaim God's law as the only standard of righteousness, the only sure test of character. And all who will not bow to the decree of the national councils, and obey the national laws to exalt the Sabbath instituted by the man of sin, to the disregard of God's holy day, will feel not only the oppressive power of the 
Papacy, but the oppression of the Protestant world, who will seek to enforce the worship of the image of the beast.’"[12]

 

The Mathian Record

 

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:” (Matthew 24:15)!!

 

After giving a dramatic sequence of end-time events, Jesus suddenly became directive: “Flee”! When the abomination is in the “holy place”! Note how this is structured (Matthew 24).

 

Josephus[13] says that when the Roman soldiers entered the temple they placed their standards [eagle with Emperor’s head underneath (Barnes)] in the temple and in the eastern gate – direction of the rising sun.

  • Now it is utterly urgent to escape – destruction had not begun.

A small window of time comes once again.

Josephus tells us that Titus’ Roman Legions marched with standards (or ensigns) that bore the image of the Roman eagle on them.

  • Titus suffered many defeats and made many strategic mistakes.[14]

  • Once he sent spies into the city and into the temple, then suddenly began slaughtering priests and worshipers.

  • In the confusion that followed, including a very successful counterattack by the 
    Jewish military against his forces, another window for the Christians to escape came.

  • Opportunity number three: This was the last chance for the Christians.

  • It was only a brief time till Jerusalem was surrounded again.

Another siege was planned and Titus decided to personally inspect the city walls. He and a force of 600 men were ambushed. Titus barely escaped with his life. 

  • He retreated – but still had total control of movement around the city.

  • All other Judean cities were secured by the Roman military.

  • During this time Titus blocked all food access and permitted no one to leave the city. Travelers could enter Jerusalem but became prisoners there. There’s escape now.

     

  • At the end, God’s people won’t be able to buy or sell.

Then, in the few months leading up to 
Passover, he planned a major attack while starving the city.

  • It was then, in the spring of 70 A.D. that the city was secured

  • Then the temple was entered and destroyed.

Thus, the final escape opportunities under Titus came only under extreme urgency – after his spies were routed – just as Matthew reflected!

Three and a half years – Tabernacles to Passover. At the end of time, prophecy declares it would be Passover to Tabernacles! (That’s another beautiful study.)

 

End-Time Imagery

 

This brings to the fore a future time (soon) when the forces of law/military will come to control/destroy God’s people.

  • The knowledge that Titus killed more than one million Jewish people

  • Show that it will be a time when a death penalty has been made

Daniel’s three and a half year prophecy reveals that an abomination (false sabbath day enforcement) would begin the process and eventually become a life and death matter.

The story of the beasts in Revelation 13 notes several times that a decree will go forth to kill all who don’t have the mark of the beast.

  • “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed” (Revelation 13:15).

  • That is a death decree that means not only “escape” or fleeing must come but 
    “hiding/seclusion” is then required.

“As the decree issued by the various rulers of Christendom against commandment keepers shall withdraw the protection of government and abandon them to those who desire their destruction, the people of God will flee from the cities [some are still there] and villages [that means that they have been living in areas from which they can reach out to help finish the work] and associate together in companies, dwelling in the most desolate and solitary places. Many will find refuge in the strongholds of the mountains. Like the Christians of the Piedmont valleys, they will make the high places of the earth their sanctuaries and will thank God for "the munitions of rocks." Isaiah 33:16. But many of all nations and of all classes, high and low, rich and poor, black and white, will be cast into the most unjust and cruel bondage. The beloved of God pass weary days, bound in chains, shut in by prison bars, sentenced to be slain, some apparently left to die of starvation in dark and loathsome dungeons. No human ear is open to hear their moans; no human hand is ready to lend them help.”[15]

 

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Summary of These Progressive Narratives

 

This is a graphic progression of what lies ahead. We are not told to escape into solitary places. The key to these prophecies is to flee to places or environments that are spiritually safe. Yet, not until the very end; we must maintain a witnessing/proselytizing contact with the world.

References:

[1] White, Ellen G.; The Desire of Ages, p. 164 (emphasis added).

[2] Ibid, p. 628 (emphasis added).

[3] Josephus, Flavius; The Wars of the Jews, Book 5, Chapter 2, Section 1 (emphasis added).

[4] Ibid., Book 3, Chapter 6, Section 2 (emphasis added).

[5] http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/a-primer-to-catholic-symbolism.htm#The_Eagle_

[7] Spurgeon, C. H.; Matthew, The Gospel of the Kingdom, p. 215 (emphasis added).

[8] Barnes, Albert; Matthew, p. 254 (emphasis added).

[9] Roberton’s Word Picture on Matthew 24.

[10] White, Ellen G.; The Great Controversy, pp. 30-31.

[11] White, Ellen G.; Maranatha, p. 180 (emphasis added).

[12] The Review and Herald, March 9, 1911.

[13] The Jewish Wars, b. vi., chapter 6.

[14] Josephus, The Siege of Jerusalem.


For an example of what we will have to go through - Read the Sufferings of Christ - from the Garden of Gesthemene - here and another account here. Both are excellent and worth the time to read.

Ellen White Prophesied of Civil War happening right at "the time of trouble", the "little" time of trouble, and also "the time of Jacob's trouble" - foretold over 113 years ago!  "And at that time shall Michael stand up" (Michael (archangel/Christ) stands up in Heaven) Daniel 12:1. A storm is gathering, ready to burst upon the earth, and when God shall bid His angels loose the winds, there will be such a scene of strife as no pen can picture . . .

When the decree [Sunday Law] goes forth (to keep Sunday holy as God's Holy day) and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. Now is the time to prepare! Our mind is our WILL - Do we want the Mind of God / the WILL of GOD? God empowers us through His own Holy Spirit (His vital Divine Presence and Power) sending His OWN Divine INFLUENCES to us through His own Son to reconcile us back to Him. Simply accept Christ as your peace - then you have God and peace also.

Now is the time to be getting our lives in harmony with God's Law - His Character/Mind/Will/Glory for mankind. When the Sunday Law goes into effect and if you decide to obey it - you WILL receive the MARK of the beast and forfeit Heaven by transgression of the Ten Commandments of God. None are condemned until they have had the light and have seen the obligation of the fourth commandment.

Daniel 11:40-44 is a description of the exploits of the Ottoman Empire. This is a reintroduction of the power known as the King of the North. Which brings us up to the time when this power will precipitate the making of the image of the beast, and the close of probation. We will continue with Daniel 11:45 to Daniel 12:1.

Daniel 11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

 

We need to compare these verses with Revelation 17:10 before we make comment.

Verse 10: And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, [and] the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. When Michael our High Priest stands up to leave

the Most Holy Place, He will linger at the Golden Altar for a short period of time as probation is closing. It appears that this is the beginning of the "short space" of Revelation 17:10. A king presumes a kingdom, so the "one is", the sixth king, is Protestant America. (This will be proven further as we go along) "The other is not yet come", the seventh king, would then be the image of the beast, and "must continue a short space" before it is destroyed. Therefore, the image of the beast is formed "at that time" when the King of the North declares global jihad and "plant[s] the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain".

(Jerusalem) This is the beginning of the third woe, the little time of trouble , which quickly escalates into Jacobs time of trouble when probation closes. The "short space" will then continue until the image of the beast (also known as the false prophet) along with the Papacy (the beast), are destroyed at the Second Coming of Christ.

We will now support our comments on these verses by the following inspired commentary on Revelation Chapter 17.

In the seventeenth of Revelation is foretold the destruction of all the churches who corrupt themselves by idolatrous devotion to the service of the papacy, those who have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. [Revelation 17:1-4 quoted.]!

Thus is represented the papal power, which with all deceivableness of unrighteousness, by outside attraction and gorgeous display, deceives all nations; promising them, as did Satan our first parents, all good to those who receive its mark, and all harm to those who oppose its fallacies."

What is it that gives its kingdom to this power? Protestantism, [Protestant America] a power which, while professing to have the temper and spirit of a lamb and to be allied to Heaven, speaks with the voice of a dragon. It is moved by a power from beneath. S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, page 983 (emphasis supplied)

Notice, this is a clear reference to Revelation 13:11:

Verse 11: And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

A beast in prophecy is a kingdom according to Daniel 7:23. Thus, Protestant America is one of the "kings" of Revelation 17:10,11, and 12.

Verse 10: And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, [and] the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

Verse 11: And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

Verse 12: And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

When America speaks "as a dragon", it forms "an image to the beast", Revelation 13:14, which is also called "the image of the beast" in Revelation 13:15.

Protestant America will then lead out as one of the ten kings of Revelation 17:12. The ten kings "which have received no kingdom [singular] as yet" presupposes that they will form a kingdom. This kingdom will be the image of the beast, also known by the secular world as the New World Order. The "one hour" of verse 12 is the same as the "short space" of verse 10.

It is very interesting to note in the book En Route to Global Occupation by Gary Kah that there is a world constitution already set up and ready to be put into place. Accordingly, the whole world has already been divided into ten kingdoms in anticipation of this event.

Continuing on with the inspired commentary on Revelation Chapter 17 we are told;

[Revelation 17:13, 14 quoted.] "These have one mind." There will be a universal bond of union, one great harmony,a confederacy of Satan's forces. "And shall give their power and strength unto the beast." Thus is manifested the same arbitrary, oppressive power against religious liberty, freedom to worship God according to the dictates of conscience, as was manifested by the papacy, when in the past it persecuted those who dared to refuse to conform with the religious rites and ceremonies of Romanism.

In the warfare to be waged in the last days there will be united, in opposition to God's people, all the corrupt powers that have apostatized from allegiance to the law of Jehovah. In this warfare the Sabbath of the fourth commandment will be the great point at issue; for in the Sabbath commandment the great Lawgiver identifies Himself as the Creator of the heavens and the earth. S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, page 983 (emphasis supplied)

Sister White is clearly talking about a union of the fallen churches with the kingdoms of this world. Notice that she says that this "confederacy" will manifest the same power "as was manifested by the Papacy". (emphasis supplied) This is also referred to in Revelation 13:15 where it is called "the image of the beast", which will enforce the dictates of the Papacy above the Law of God.

Probably the most striking characteristic of the beast power is that it would "think to change times and laws" as we are told in the following verse;

And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Daniel 7:25

This can also be translated "think to change the times part of the law". Will the professed Seventh-day

Adventist church of today "think to change the times part of the law"? Incredibly, we are told that she will.


The Lord has a controversy with His professed people in these last days. In this controversy men in responsible positions will take a course directly opposite to that pursued by Nehemiah. They will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but they will try to keep it from others by burying it beneath the rubbish (Neil Wilson called it rubbish/trash heap) of custom and tradition. In churches and in large gatherings in the open air, ministers will urge upon the people the necessity of keeping the first day of the week. There are calamities on sea and land: and these calamities will increase, one disaster following close upon another; and the little band of conscientiousSabbath-keepers will be pointed out as the ones who are bringing the wrath of God upon the world by their disregard of Sunday.

Satan urges this falsehood that he may take the world captive. ... and the history of the past will be repeated in our day. Review and Herald, 3-18-1884 (emphasis supplied)

Then I was shown a company who were howling in agony. On their garments was written in large characters, "Thou art weighed in the balance, and found wanting." I asked who this company were. The angel said, "These are they who have once kept the Sabbath and have given it up." I heard them cry with a loud voice, "We have believed in Thy coming, and taught it with energy." And while they were speaking, their eyes would fall upon their garments and see the writing, and then they would wail aloud. I saw that they had drunk of the deep waters, and fouled the residue with their feet--trodden the Sabbath underfoot-- and that was why they were weighed in the balance and found wanting.           Early Writings, page 36 (emphasis supplied)

These inspired statements prove that the professed S.D.A. church will indeed repeat the history of the Papacy and "think to change times and laws"; when they do they will be "weighed in the balance, and found wanting". Their cup of iniquity becomes full and they give up the last vestige of their faith to the beast power, apparently because of the "calamities" that are coming on the earth. Only the "little band", the true remnant of the remnant church, will have the faith of Jesus, and keep His commandments, and get the victory over the beast and his image. 

Read more detail of this here.

 

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. Isaiah 8:16.

The living righteous will receive the seal of God prior to the close of probation.

The sign, or seal, of God is revealed in the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath, the Lord’s memorial of creation.... The mark of the beast is the opposite of this—the observance of the first day of the week.

Sundaykeeping is not yet the mark of the beast, and will not be until the decree goes forth causing men to worship this idol sabbath. The time will come when this day will be the test, but that time has not come yet.

No one has yet received the mark of the beast. The testing time has not yet come. There are true Christians in every church, not excepting the Roman Catholic communion. None are condemned until they have had the light and have seen the obligation of the fourth commandment. But when the decree shall go forth enforcing the counterfeit sabbath, and the loud cry of the third angel shall warn men against the worship of the beast and his image, the line will be clearly drawn between the false and the true. Then those who still continue in transgression will receive the mark of the beast.

If the light of truth has been presented to you, revealing the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and showing that there is no foundation in the Word of God for Sunday observance, and yet you still cling to the false sabbath, refusing to keep holy the Sabbath which God calls “my holy day,” you receive the mark of the beast. When does this take place? When you obey the decree that commands you to cease from labor on Sunday and worship God, while you know that there is not a word in the Bible showing Sunday to be other than a common working day, you consent to receive the mark of the beast, and refuse the seal of God.

In a little while every one who is a child of God will have His seal placed upon him. O that it may be placed upon our foreheads! Who can endure the thought of being passed by when the angel goes forth to seal the servants of God in their foreheads?


Daniel 7: 25- "He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws (7th day Sabbath 4th commandment to 1st day for worshiping God). The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. (3.5 years) Civil War in USA for 3.5 years?

A death sentence thus hung over the Jews as they waited for the date set by their enemy to kill them. (Just like a death sentence will hang over God's people in the time of trouble just before Jesus comes if they do not worship on Sunday and worship the trinity of gods). Armed with the assurance of having fasted and prayed three days without food and water, “Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house” (Esther 5:1).

Christ rejoiced that He could do more for His followers than they could ask or think. He spoke with assurance, knowing that an almighty decree had been given before the world was made. He knew that truth, armed with the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, would conquer in the contest with evil; and that the bloodstained banner would wave triumphantly over His followers. He knew that the life of His trusting disciples would be like His, a series of uninterrupted victories, not seen to be such here, but recognized as such in the great hereafter.

Because of her fast, the king not only raised the sceptre but he also showed her sudden favour, offering her
up to half his kingdom. Now the kingdom of Persia was very big - 127 provinces, from India to Ethiopia.  Esther did not have to strategize or fight for such a vast kingdom.  She merely fasted and prayed three days. However, her interest was not in a worldly kingdom but in her people.  "It requires that the workers shall be often with God in earnest prayer, and that they seek wisdom through diligent searching of the Scriptures."—Letter 34, 1892.

Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.  (Esther 4:16)

The Civil War will be caused by a FAMINE in the USA (the day the dollar dies) banks close and people don't know what to do to obtain food. Grocery stores today are only 3 days away from not having food. (and other countries such as India, China, Russia). Look to the Bible for an example that if time was not cut short all of God's people would be destroyed to Egypt when Joseph was put in charge to gather corn for 7 years of famine. If time is cut short, 3.5 years is half. This could mean the famine of the upcoming Civil war will last for 3.5 years? 

"I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have
 not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully." (Early Writings p. 33).
          "'The commencement of the time of trouble,' here mentioned, does not refer
      to the time when the plagues shall begin to be poured out, but to a short period
      just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary" (Early Writings p. 85).

"The Lord God of heaven will not send upon the world His judgments for disobedience and transgression until He has sent His watchmen to give the warning. He will not close up the period of probation until the message shall be more distinctly proclaimed. The law of God is to be magnified; its claims must be presented in their true, sacred character, that the people may be brought to decide for or against the truth. Yet the work will be cut short in righteousness. The message of Christ’s righteousness is to sound from one end of the earth to the other to prepare the way of the Lord. This is the glory of God, which closes the work of the third angel."  Testimonies for the Church Volume 6, p. 19.1

“Certain conditions are to be complied with on the part of man, and if he refuses to comply with the conditions, he cannot become the elect of God.  If he will comply he is a child of God, and Christ says if he will continue in faithfulness, steadfast and immovable in his obedience, He will not blot out his name out of the book of life but will confess his name before His Father and before His angels.  God would have us think and talk and present to others those truths which are plainly revealed, and all have naught to do with these subjects of speculation, for they have no special reference to the salvation of our souls.”  Manuscript Releases, vol. 2, 149.

This is why it is said of those who decide to be faithful commandment keepers, “Their names are retained in the Lamb’s book of life, enrolled among the faithful of all ages.  They have resisted the wiles of the deceiver; they have not been turned from their loyalty by the dragon’s roar.  Now they are eternally secure from the tempter’s devices.”  Can you just picture this precious experience, as “holy angels, unseen, were passing to and fro placing upon them the seal of the living God”?  Testimonies, vol. 5, 475.

Now, let us inquire as to what the seal of God is and how the saints are blessed by receiving it.  After the saints are sealed, their characters will “remain” as sinless as they were at the time of their sealing.  Ellen White tells us, “When the decree goes forth [that is, the Sunday law keeping the 7th day Holy instead of Sunday the 1st day of the week Holy] and the stamp is impressed [that is, the seal] their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity.”  Ibid., 216.  How amazing that is!  God does have a plan.

The seal of God is an indelible mark that the angels can read, but man cannot.  “And even after the saints are sealed with the seal of the living God, His elect will have trials individually.  Personal afflictions will come; but the furnace is closely watched by an eye that will not suffer the gold to be consumed.  The indelible mark of God is upon them.  God can plead that His own name is written there.  The Lord has shut them in.  Their destination is inscribed—‘God, New Jerusalem.’  They are God’s property, His possession.”  Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 446.

You know, when you read and hear things like this, do you not feel like saying, Amen?  “The sealing is a pledge from God of perfect security to His chosen ones (Exodus 31:13-17).  Sealing indicates you are God's chosen.  He has appropriated you to Himself.  As the sealed of God we are Christ's purchased possession, and no one shall pluck us out of His hands.”  Manuscript Releases, vol. 15, 225.  Oh, how marvelous!


The FIRST Probation closes for those who have had GREAT LIGHT - the "professed" and true Seventh day Adventists at the time of the enforcement (when the degree goes forth) of the Sunday Law. (not the enactment or passing of the law at or during the soon coming CIVIL WAR in the United States of America. The CIVIL War in the USA will be caused by famine or want of food in India, Russia, China and the USA). Probation closes first for the church then for the world. Probation closes for professed and true SDA's, first at the Sunday Law but the door of Gods love and mercy remains opened for those of the world and it is not until Daniel 11:45/12:1 when Michael stands up that probation closes entirely.

Probation closes for professing and true SDA's at the time the country of Israel is destroyed (nuked or bombed)/the temple is setup by the Caliphate.  The restoration of the  Caliphate  and to impose sharia law on the infidels. Learn more about this study here: https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/the-image-to-the-beast-by-gene-brown

"There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God's destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who have no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched; his hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter. Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time." {RH, July 5, 1906 par. 35}

"Here we see that the church—the Lord’s sanctuary—was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God’s power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus ‘Peace and safety’ is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God’s people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together." 5T 211.

Probation closes for all the rest of the world at the time the plagues start to fall. "

The Lord has shown me clearly that the image of the beast will be formed before probation closes; for it is to be the great test for the people of God, by which their eternal destiny will be decided. {LDE 227.3}

This is the test that the people of God must have before they are sealed. All who prove their loyalty to God by observing His law, and refusing to accept a spurious sabbath, will rank under the banner of the Lord God Jehovah, and will receive the seal of the living God. Those who yield the truth of heavenly origin, and accept the Sunday sabbath, will receive the mark of the beast…. {Mar 164.4}

But let us keep in mind that it is absolutely necessary that these living saints receive both the early and the latter rain.  “If we do not progress, if we do not place ourselves in an attitude to receive both the former and the latter rain, we shall lose our souls, and the responsibility will lie at our own door.” Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 508.

Ellen White further explained: “The ripening of the grain represents the completion of the work of God’s grace in the soul.  By the power of the Holy Spirit the moral image of God is to be perfected in the character.  We are to be wholly transformed into the likeness of Christ. 


Sister White says,
"So in the prophecies the future is opened before us as plainly as it was opened to the disciples by the words of Christ. The events connected with the close of probation and the work of preparation for the time of trouble, are clearly presentedBut multitudes have no more understanding of these important truths than if they had never been revealed. Satan watches to catch away every impression that would make them wise unto salvation, and the time of trouble will find them unready." {GC88 594.1}

All too often the prophecies of the Lord whether they come from His lips, or the lips of those He sends are ignored, ridiculed, or simply scoffed at. We ARE living in the days that many prophets saw in advance. And they all desired to see the things YOU are seeing day by day! Or are you?

Matthew 13:17, "For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them."

How can anyone ignore that which is so plainly seen?


"The path to freedom from sin is through crucifixion of self, and conflict with the powers of darkness. Let none be discouraged in view of the severe trials to be met in the time of Jacob's trouble, which is yet before them. They are to work earnestly, anxiously, not for that time, but for to-day. What we want is to have a knowledge of the truth as it is in Christ now, and a personal experience now. In these precious closing hours of probation, we have a deep and living experience to gain. We shall thus form characters that will insure our deliverance in the time of trouble." RH AUG.12,1884

"We have been looking many years for a Sunday law to be enacted in our land; and now that the movement is right upon us, we ask, What are our people going to do in the matter? Do you realise that the night will soon come, when no man can work? Have you that intensity of zeal, that piety and devotion, which will enable you to stand when opposition is brought upon you? If God has ever spoken by me, the time will come when we shall be brought before councils, and every position of truth which we hold will be severely criticised. The time that we are now allowing to go to waste should be devoted to the charge God has given us, of preparing for the approaching crisis. Much time should be spent in prayer, that our garments of character may be washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb." RH DEC. 11, 1888

Preparing for Civil War - the Little time of trouble = THE SUNDAY LAW IS TEST TIME, NOT GET READY TIME!:

For thus saith the Lord; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail and all faces are turned into paleness? 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." Jeremiah 30:5–7.

God has not left us to wonder about the meaning of this Scripture, for the Spirit of Prophecy opens up the magnitude of this crisis. "The ‘time of trouble such as never was,’ is soon to open upon us; and we shall need an experience which we do not now possess and which many are too indolent to obtain. It is often the case that trouble is greater in anticipation than in reality; but this is not true of the crisis before us. The most vivid presentation cannot reach the magnitude of the ordeal." The Great Controversy, 622. 

More here about probation and end of time issues so we can be ready. 

The little time of trouble (just prior to the plagues falling = time of Jacob’s troubleoccurs prior to the close of probation (for all) and will be experienced by all the living saints. When they receive the latter rain, they give the loud cry with divine power, warning all the inhabitants of the earth that they must make a final decision for or against God. Then probation will close and immediately the great time of trouble will commence. "And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully." Early Writings, 33.

There is no question. When the little time of trouble begins, the latter rain falls, the saints are sealed and the loud cry is given. This is made positively clear in the following quotation. "‘The commencement of that time of trouble,’ here mentioned, [on page 33] does not refer to the time when the plagues shall begin to be poured out, but to a short period just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary. At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in check so as not to prevent the work of the third angel." Early Writings, 85.

When the national Sunday law is adopted by the United States of America, the papal power will be so in control of the New World Order (United Nations) that it will force all nations to immediately follow the Sunday law in America, making it a universal law. It will be accepted by all nations and falsely believed to be the beginning of the great millenium of peace that will lead the entire world to be converted to God.

"Papists, Protestants, and the worldlings will alike accept the form of godliness without the power, and they will see in this union a great movement for the conversion of the world and the ushering in of the long-expected millenium." The Great Controversy, 588.

We know what the true results will be. "When the reasoning of philosophy has banished the fears of God’s judgments; when religious teachers are pointing forward to long ages of peace and prosperity, and the world are absorbed in their rounds of business and pleasure, planting and building, feasting and merrymaking, rejecting God’s warnings and mocking His messengers —then it is that sudden destruction cometh upon them, and they shall not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3." Patriarchs and Prophets, 104.

The people of the world believe that the New World Order (United Nations) program will bring a millennium of peace in which everyone will be saved, but God will permit calamities to awaken the honest in heart to see the need to obey God or perish. "Calamities will come—calamities most awful, most unexpected; and these destruction's will follow one after another. If there will be a heeding of the warning that God has given, and if churches will repent, returning to their allegiance, then other cities may be spared for a time. But if men who have been deceived continue in the same way in which they have been walking, disregarding the law of God and presenting falsehoods before the people, God allows them to suffer calamity, that their senses may be awakened." Evangelism, 27.

Here again we see a picture of a loving God, who, as a loving Father, is not willing that any of His children should perish. This is why these disasters gradually get worse, giving time for the Third Angel’s Message to do its work.

"Angels are now restraining the winds of strife, until the world shall be warned of its coming doom; but a storm is gathering, ready to burst upon the earth, and when God shall bid His angels loose the winds, there will be such a scene of strife as no pen can picture . . ."A moment of respite has been graciously given us of God. Every power lent us of heaven is to be used in doing the work assigned us by the Lord for those who are perishing in ignorance." Evangelism, 704.

It is during this little time of trouble that God gives a last chance to the world to accept His law. "Soon strife among the nations will break out with an intensity that we do not now anticipate. The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the strained, restless relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element. And they realize that something great and decisive is about to take place, that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis." Maranatha, 174.

This is why we will finish the work under the most dire circumstances during this little time of trouble. "While the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in check so as not to prevent the work of the third angel. At that time the ‘latter rain,’ or refreshing from the presence of the Lord, will come, to give power to the loud voice of the third angel, and prepare the saints to stand in the period when the seven last plagues will be poured out." Early Writings, 85.

God has foreseen what is coming and has made the necessary preparations for us to be refreshed by the latter rain and with the power of the mighty angel to give the loud cry. Oh, it will not be long until the climax is reached and Jesus will come!

"Satan works through the elements also to garner his harvest of unprepared souls. He has studied the secrets of the laboratories of nature and he uses all his power to control the elements as far as God allows. While appearing to the children of men as a great physician who can heal all their maladies, he will bring disease and disaster until populous cities are reduced to ruin and desolation. Even now he is at work. In accidents and calamities by sea and by land; in great conflagrations, in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power. He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and distress follow. He imparts to the air a deadly taint, and thousands perish by the pestilence. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous. Destruction will be upon both man and beast." The Great Controversy (1888 edition), 589.

Satan’s purpose in such destruction will be to blame God’s faithful for these terrible judgments. "As men depart further and further from God, Satan is permitted to have power over the children of disobedience. He hurls destruction among men. There is calamity by land and sea. Property and life are destroyed by fire and flood. Satan resolves to charge this upon those who refuse to bow to the idol which he has set up. His agents point to Seventh-day Adventists as the cause of the trouble. ‘These people stand out in defiance of law,’ they say. ‘They desecrate Sunday. Were they compelled to obey the law for Sunday observance, there would be a cessation of these terrible judgments.’ " Maranatha,176.

Finally the Sunday violators will be declared to be the cause of all that is taking place in this little time of trouble. "Satan puts his interpretation upon events, and they [leading men] think, as he would have them, that the calamities which fill the land are a result of Sunday-breaking. Thinking to appease the wrath of God, these influential men make laws enforcing Sunday observance. They think that by exalting this false rest-day higher, and still higher, compelling obedience to the Sunday law, the spurious sabbath, they are doing God service. Those who honor God by observing the true Sabbath are looked upon as disloyal to God, when it is really those who thus regard them who are themselves disloyal, because they are trampling under foot the Sabbath originated in Eden.Maranatha, 176.

Thus the entire world under the papal power will turn against God’s people. Sabbath-keepers will be hated and plans will be made to utterly destroy them. "The whole world is to be stirred with enmity against Seventh-day Adventists, because they will not yield homage to the papacy, by honoring Sunday, the institution of this antichristian power. It is the purpose of Satan to cause them to be blotted from the earth, in order that his supremacy of the world may not be disputed." Testimonies to Ministers, 37.

Such wicked plans will draw the attention of the honest in heart, to the belief and teaching of God’s remnant church in such a way as is now thought impossible. In fact, the attention of the entire world will be riveted on our beliefs. "Every position of truth taken by our people will bear the criticism of the greatest minds; the highest of the world’s great men will be brought in contact with truth and therefore every position we take should be critically examined and tested by the Scriptures." Evangelism, 69.

Study and Prepare

Now we seem to be unnoticed, but this will not always be. Movements are at work to bring us to the front, and if our theories of truth can be picked to pieces by historians or the world’s greatest men, it will be done. We must know for ourselves what the truth is and be prepared to give a reason for the hope that we have with meekness and fear. (See 1 Peter 3:15.)

We are nearing the time when we shall stand alone to answer for our beliefs. But the strength of God’s remnant will be found in their obedience and knowledge of His word. "The powers of darkness will open their batteries upon us; and all who are indifferent and careless, who have set their affections on their earthly treasure, and who have not cared to understand God’s dealings with His people, will be ready victims. No power but a knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus, will ever make us steadfast; but with this, one may chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight." Maranatha, 217.

This is why we have been urged to study and prepare for what is sure to come. We will have to bear our testimony before courts and councils. "You know not where you may be called upon to give your witness of truth. Many will have to stand in the legislative courts; some will have to stand before kings and before the learned of the earth, to answer for their faith. Those who have only a superficial understanding of truth will not be able clearly to expound the Scriptures, and give definite reasons for their faith. They will become confused, and will not be workmen that need not be ashamed. Let no one imagine that he has no need to study, because he is not to preach in the sacred desk. You know not what God may require of you." Fundamentals of Christian Education, 217.

"The time is not far off when the people of God will be called upon to give their testimony before the rulers of the earth. Not one in twenty has a realization of what rapid strides we are making toward the great crisis in our history. There is no time for vanity, for trifling, for engaging the mind in unimportant matters." Maranatha, 253.

"The Lord Jesus will give the disciples a tongue and wisdom that their adversaries can neither gainsay nor resist. Those who could not by reasoning overcome satanic delusions, will bear an affirmative testimony that will baffle supposedly learned men. Words will come from the lips of the unlearned with such convincing power and wisdom that conversions will be made to the truth. Thousands will be converted under their testimony.

"Why should the illiterate man have this power, which the learned man has not? The illiterate one, through faith in Christ, has come into the atmosphere of pure, clear truth, while the learned man has turned away from the truth. The poor man is Christ’s witness. He cannot appeal to the histories or so-called high science, but he gathers from the Word of God powerful evidence. The truth that he speaks under the inspiration of the Spirit, is so pure and remarkable and carries with it a power so indisputable, that his testimony cannot be gainsaid." Maranatha, 252.

Persecution

God’s people will be persecuted during this time of trouble. This will take place during the loud cry before probation closes for all. But thank God such persecutions will be limited. "Persecution in its varied forms is the development of the principle which will exist as long as Satan exists and Christianity has vital power . . . But so long as Jesus remains man’s intercessor in the sanctuary above, the restraining influence of the Holy Spirit is felt by rulers and people. It still controls to some extent the laws of the land. Were it not for these laws, the conditions of the world would be much worse than it now is. While many of our rulers are active agents of Satan, God also has His agents among the leading men of the nations. The enemy moves upon his servants to propose measures that would greatly impede the work of God; but statesmen who fear the Lord are influenced by holy angels to oppose such propositions with unanswerable arguments. Thus a few men will hold in check a powerful current of evil. The opposition of the enemies of truth will be restrained that the Third Angel’s Message may do its work. When the final warning shall be given, it will arrest the attention of these leading men through whom the Lord is now working, and some of them will accept it, and will stand with the people of God through the (GREAT) time of trouble." The Great Controversy, 610, 611.

"As Christ was hated without cause, so will His people be hated because they are obedient to the commandments of God. If He who was pure, holy, and undefiled, who did good and only good in our world, was treated as a base criminal and condemned to death, His disciples must expect but similar treatment, however faultless may be their life and blameless their character.

"Human enactments, laws manufactured by satanic agencies under a plea of goodness and restriction of evil, will be exalted, while God’s holy commandments are despised and trampled under foot. And all who prove their loyalty by obedience to the law of Jehovah must be prepared to be arrested, to be brought before councils that have not for their standard the high and holy law of God." Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Volume 7, 977.

This is not a very pretty picture. In the end time, corrupt judges will pledge themselves to uphold and honor the New World Order. "Those who live during the last days of this earth’s history will know what it means to be persecuted for the truth’s sake. In the courts injustice will prevail. The judges will refuse to listen to the reasons of those who are loyal to the commandments of God, because they know that arguments in favor of the fourth commandment are unanswerable. They will say, ‘We have a law, and by our law he ought to die.’ God’s law is nothing to them. ‘Our law’ with them is supreme. Those who respect this human law will be favored, But those who will not bow to the idol sabbath will have no favors shown them." Maranatha, 195.

"Before the warfare shall be ended and the victory won, we as a people are to experience trials similar to those of Paul. We shall encounter the same hardness of heart, the same cruel determination, the same unyielding hatred . . . Persecutions will again be kindled against those who are true to God; their motives will be impugned, their best efforts misinterpreted, their names cast out as evil . . .God would have His people prepared for the soon-coming crisis. Prepared or unprepared, we must all meet it."Sketches from the Life of Paul, 251, 252.

"There will come a time when, because of our advocacy of Bible truth, we shall be treated as traitors."Testimonies, vol. 6, 394.

"Wealth, genius, education, will combine to cover them with contempt. Persecuting rulers, ministers, and church members will conspire against them. With voice and pen, by boasts, threats, and ridicule, they will seek to overthrow their faith." Testimonies, vol. 5, 450.

"As the defenders of truth refuse to honor the Sunday-sabbath, some of them will be thrust into prison, some will be exiled, some will be treated as slaves. To human wisdom all this now seems impossible; but as the restraining Spirit of God shall be withdrawn from men, and they shall be under the control of Satan, who hates the divine precepts, there will be strange developments. The heart can be very cruel when God’s fear and love are removed." The Great Controversy, 608.

"Throughout the land the papacy is piling up her lofty and massive structures, in the secret recesses of which her former persecutions are to be repeated." Testimonies for the Church, volume 5, 449, 450.

"The papal church will never relinquish her claim to infallibility. All that she has done in her persecution of those who reject her dogmas she holds to be right; and would she not repeat the same acts, should the opportunity be presented? Let the restraints now imposed by secular governments be removed and Rome be reinstated in her former power, and there would speedily be a revival of her tyranny and persecution." The Great Controversy, 564.

Furthermore, Protestants will also persecute the faithful. "The (SDA) church appeals to the strong arm of civil power, and in this work, papists and Protestants unite." The Great Controversy, 607.

Satan has planned every detail. Listen in as God tells us of Satan’s devices as he instructs his angels and his evil men. "We [Satan and his angels] led the Romish church to inflict imprisonment, torture, and death upon those who refused to yield to her decrees; and now that we are bringing the Protestant churches and the world into harmony with this right arm of our strength, we will finally have a law to exterminate all who will not submit to our authority." Testimonies to Ministers, 473.

"Professed" Seventh-day Adventists will join in the persecution of God’s saints. "Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls. They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren. When Sabbath-keepers are brought before the courts to answer for their faith, these apostates are the most efficient agents of Satan to misrepresent and accuse them, and by false reports and insinuations to stir up the rulers against them." The Great Controversy, 608.

Finally, this New World Order will determine to utterly destroy God’s faithful, just as Satan attempted in earlier centuries. "The decree which is to go forth against the people of God will be very similar to that issued by Ahasuerus against the Jews in the time of Esther . . . Satan instigated the scheme in order to rid the earth of those who preserve the knowledge of the true God. But his plots were defeated by a counterpower that reigns among the children of men . . . The Protestant world today see in the little company keeping the Sabbath a Mordecai in the gate. His character and conduct, expressing reverence for the law of God, are a constant rebuke to those who have cast off the fear of the Lord and are trampling upon His Sabbath; the unwelcome intruder must by some means be put out of the way.

"The same masterful mind that plotted against the faithful in ages past is still seeking to rid the earth of those who fear God and obey His law. Satan will excite indignation against the humble minority who conscientiously refuse to accept popular customs and traditions. Men of position and reputation will join with the lawless and the vile to take counsel against the people of God . . . By false representations and angry appeals they will stir up the passions of the people. Not having a ‘Thus saith the Scriptures’ to bring against the advocates of the Bible Sabbath, they will resort to oppressive enactments to supply the lack. To secure popularity and patronage, legislators will yield to the demand for a Sunday law. Those who fear God cannot accept an institution that violates a precept of the Decalogue. On this battlefield comes the last great conflict of the controversy between truth and error. And we are not left in doubt as to the issue. Now, as in the days of Mordecai, the Lord will vindicate His truth and His people." Testimonies, vol.5, 450, 451.

"When this grand work is to take place in the battle, prior to the last closing conflict, many will be imprisoned, many will flee for their lives from cities and towns, and many will be martyrs for Christ’s sake in standing in defense of the truth." Maranatha, 199.

"As he [Satan] influenced the heathen nations to destroy Israel, so in the near future he will stir up the wicked powers of the earth to destroy the people of God. Men will be required to render obedience to human edicts in violation of the divine law. "Those who are true to God will be menaced, denounced, and proscribed. They will be ‘betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends,’ even unto death." Prophets and Kings, 587.

Such persecutions, during this little time of trouble, will bring the close of probation upon the earth. I praise God for the encouragement He has given for this soon-coming little time of trouble. "And if we are called to suffer for Christ’s sake, we shall be able to go to prison trusting in Him as a little child trusts in his parents. Now is the time to cultivate faith in God." Our High Calling, 357.

We do not need the courage and fortitude of the martyrs of old until brought into the position that they were in. "Should there be a return of persecution there would be grace given to arouse every energy of the soul to show a true heroism." Our High Calling, 125.

"The disciples were not endowed with the courage and fortitude of the martyrs until such grace was needed." The Desire of Ages, 354. "When for the truth’s sake the believer stands at the bar of the unrighteous tribunals, Christ stands by his side . . . When one is incarcerated in prison walls, Christ ravishes the heart with His love. When one suffers death for His sake, Christ says, ‘I am He that liveth and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore . . . and have the keys of hell and of death.’ Revelation 1:18. The life that is sacrificed for Me is preserved unto eternal glory." The Desire of Ages,669.


Preparing for Second Coming:  http://www.ellenwhitedefend.com/subjects/2ndready.htm

A Little Time of Trouble

http://www.ellenwhitedefend.com/Books-EGW/lde/lde10.htm  

Increased knowledge of the LAST DAYS. Dan 12:4

“Literal” Versus “Spiritual”

The pioneer Adventist method of Biblical interpretation was known as the “hermeneutical” method. This means that they believed that when a chapter of Scripture was literal at the beginning it was also literal at the end. Daniel eleven is a literal chapter, dealing with literal nations and events. In chapter 12 verse 1 a “literal” Michael (Christ) stands up. A “literal” time of trouble follows. There is a “literal” partial resurrection, “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” (Daniel 12:2).

"In the hour of temptation" means at the Sunday Law - did not know if you knew that. Or TIME OF Sunday Law.

On close of probation for SDAs before its closing for those who do not know the truth, see 1 T 180-182; 4 BC 1161; 4 T 89.

The reason it closes for us sooner is that we have known truth longer and also because if we haven't obeyed God, it is because of rebellion, not lack of knowledge or opportunity. 

"In the HOUR of Temptation" also means the LITTLE time of trouble (bad- but not as bad as the plagues falling)  The little time of trouble occurs prior to the close of probation and will be experienced by all the living saints. When they receive the latter rain, they give the loud cry with divine power, warning all the inhabitants of the earth that they must make a final decision for or against God. Then probation will close and immediately the great time of trouble will commence. "And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully." Early Writings, 33. 

A Time of Trouble Before Probation Closes

On page 33 [of Early Writings ] is given the following: ". . . At the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully."

This view was given in 1847 when there were but very few of the Advent brethren observing the Sabbath, and of these but few supposed that its observance was of sufficient importance to draw a line between the people of God and unbelievers. Now the fulfilment of that view is beginning to be seen. "The commencement of that time of trouble," here mentioned, does not refer to the time when the plagues shall begin to be poured out, but to a short period just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary. At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in check so as not to prevent the work of the third angel.--EW 85, 86 (1854).


God gives the "world" more time because He knows they didn't know the truth before then.

"What are you doing, brethren, in the great work of preparation? Those who are uniting with the world are receiving the worldly mould and preparing for the mark of the beast. Those who are distrustful of self, who are humbling themselves before God and purifying their souls by obeying the truth these are receiving the heavenly mould and preparing for the seal of God in their foreheads. When the decree goes forth (Sunday Law) and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity.

Now is the time to prepare. The seal of God will never be placed upon the forehead of an impure man or woman. It will never be placed upon the forehead of the ambitious, world-loving man or woman. It will never be placed upon the forehead of men or women of false tongues or deceitful hearts. All who receive the seal must be without spot before God--candidates for heaven. Go forward, my brethren and sisters. I can only write briefly upon these points at this time, merely calling your attention to the necessity of preparation. Search the Scriptures for yourselves, that you may understand the fearful solemnity of the present hour." 5T 216

Probation for us closes some time after the Universal Sunday Law is made. Probation for the rest of the world will not close until after the Loud Cry and the time when God's people cannot buy and sell, and just before the beginning of Jacob's Trouble.

Remember that people do not immediately receive the Mark of the Beast after the Universal Sunday Law. God gives the Loud Cry filled with Latter Rain power before that occurs. It will not be very long after that when SDAs have their probation closed. We will be in one camp or the other. We will all have either the Seal of God or the Mark of the Beast. I pray that all of us will decide for God. 

"Sabbath observance would be the “line of distinction” In the “final test” that will separate God's end-time people who .. receive the seal of God' and are saved, from those who “receive the mark of the beast” (The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan, p. 605).

In their foreheads and hands = by what they think and do. (Foreheads = what they think. Hands = what they do)

There are two probation's that close: 

First, probation closes for those who have had GREAT LIGHT - SDA's (professed and true) ..be decapitated/beheaded among all the many trials.. Revelation 20:4 "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."

What has often been the lot of God's children in the past?
2 Tim. 3: 12- "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted..." John 15: 20- "Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. John 16: 2- "They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. Daniel 7: 25- "He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. Revelation 13: 7- "He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.

We know that the judgment begins at the house of God; therefore, when judgement passes to from the dead to the living, it will begin with God’s professed people, which are those who had an opportunity to know and understand the truth. Under the symbol of the man with the writer’s inkhorn by his side, and the men with the slaughter weapons in their hands, found in Ezekiel 9, the prophet continues

The "professed people" class who do not feel grieved over their own spiritual declension, nor mourn over the sins of others, will be left without the seal of God. The Lord commissions His messengers, the men with slaughtering weapons in their hands: “Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary (those who have HAD GREAT LIGHT=modern SDA's who have rejected the historical doctrines of the early SDA pioneers - who knew what it was to search the Scriptures). Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.”  {5T 211.1}

Here we see that the church–the Lord’s sanctuary–was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God’s power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus “Peace and safety” is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God’s people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together.  {5T 211.2}

The above statement is serios indeed, but it gets worse, because we have failed as a people to be obedient to the counsel of God, He will actually close the door of salvation to us who have refused to obey and gain the victory over sin by the power of the indwelling Christ, which would have qualified us to receive the seal of God at the passing of the NSL.

We are to have our tastes, inclinations, ambitions, and passions all subdued, and brought into harmony with the mind and spirit of Christ. This is the very work that the Lord is willing to do for those who believe in him. Our life and deportment are to have a molding power in the world. The spirit of Christ is to have a controlling influence over the life of his followers, so that they will speak and act like Jesus. Christ says, "The glory (character) which thou gavest me I have given them." . --{The Review and Herald, July 2, 1889, The Secret of Unity, By Mrs. E. G. White}

  1. John 17:8
    For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
    John 17:7-9 (in Context) John 17 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  2. John 17:22
    And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: (that they may be one, in character, in perfect harmony, united in perfect agreement, having the fruits of the Spirit, peace, love, joy, longsuffering, faith, mercy, kindness....
  3. Galatians 5:22-24 King James Version (KJV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh [carnal nature] with the affections and lusts.

    1 Corinthians 1:10

    • Amplified Bible
      But I urge and entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in perfect harmony and full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions or factions or divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions and judgments.

What is the greatest of faith, hope & LOVE? Love is the greatest of these three. Why? The first commandment is to LOVE your neighbor as YOURSELF! We all love ourselves a lot! Now treat others just like it was yourself! This does not excuse any other commandment, it just says that without love, we are liars and God is not INSIDE us. "If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen." 1 John 4:20. "If someone claims, "I know God," but doesn't obey God's commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth." 1 John 2:4

American King James Version
"He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth (Jesus) isNOT 
IN him."  1 John 2:4 

"Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

"We must have a knowledge of ourselves, a knowledge that will result in contrition, before we can find pardon and peace. The Pharisee felt no conviction of sin. The Holy Spirit could not work with him. His soul was encased in a self-righteous armor which the arrows of God, barbed and true-aimed by angel hands, failed to penetrate. It is only he who knows himself to be a sinner that Christ can save. .... While speaking to God of poverty of spirit, the heart may be swelling with the conceit of its own superior humility and exalted righteousness. In one way only can a true knowledge of self be obtained. We must behold Christ. It is ignorance of Him that makes men so uplifted in their own righteousness. When we contemplate His purity and excellence,we shall see our own weakness and poverty and defects as they really are. We shall see ourselves lost and hopeless, clad in garments of self-righteousness, like every other sinner. We shall see that if we are ever saved, it will not be through our own goodness, but through God's infinite grace." [COL 158/159] 

Christ represents Himself by whose Spirit is in Him and His own Spirit AND We are to represent ourselves by WHOSE Spirit is IN us! It is what makes us, us. If we have Jesus living INSIDE us, we will reflect Him, if we have Satan living inside us, we will reflect Satan. We are VESSELS for who is living inside us. Do we want the Divine "Holy" Spirit showing out of us by our thoughts, words and actions or the "evil" Satanic Spirit shining out of us?

Oh, that the people might know the time of their visitation! There are many who have not yet heard the testing truth for this time. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God’s destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who have had no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched; His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter.  {9T 97.2}

The mercy of God is shown in His long forbearance. He is holding back His judgments, waiting for the message of warning to be sounded to all. Oh, if our people would feel as they should the responsibility resting upon them to give the last message of mercy to the world, what a wonderful work would be done!  {9T 97.3}

Continuing on, the prophet states:

Not one of us will ever receive the seal of God while our characters have one spot or stain upon them. It is left with us to remedy the defects in our characters, to cleanse the soul-temple of every defilement. Then the latter rain will fall upon us as the early rain fell upon the disciples on the day of Pentecost. {CET 189.2}

If we wait until the NSL to secure oil in our lamps, it will be everlasting too late for us, we will not be saved. The oil represents a holy character that is not developed over night nor is it transferable from one person to another as a gift. but this is gained by a personal relationship with Christ. Consider the next statement and remember the refreshing of the Latter Rain comes as a result of passing the test and receiving the “Seal of God”

I also saw that many do not realize what they must be in order to live in the sight of the Lord without a high priest in the sanctuary through the time of trouble. Those who receive the seal of the living God and are protected in the time of trouble must reflect the image of Jesus fully.  {EW 71.1}

I saw that many were neglecting the preparation so needful and were looking to the time of “refreshing” and the “latter rain” to fit them to stand in the day of the Lord and to live in His sight. Oh, how many I saw in the time of trouble without a shelter! They had neglected the needful preparation; therefore they could not receive the refreshing that all must have to fit them to live in the sight of a holy God. Those who refuse to be hewed by the prophets and fail to purify their souls in obeying the whole truth, and who are willing to believe that their condition is far better than it really is, will come up to the time of the falling of the plagues, and then see that they needed to be hewed and squared for the building. But there will be no time then to do it and no Mediator to plead their cause before the Father. Before this time the awfully solemn declaration has gone forth, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” I saw that none could share the “refreshing” unless they obtain the victory over every besetment, over pride, selfishness, love of the world, and over every wrong word and action. We should, therefore, be drawing nearer and nearer to the Lord and be earnestly seeking that preparation necessary to enable us to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord. Let all remember that God is holy and that none but holy beings can ever dwell in His presence.  {EW 71.2}

Finally my brothers and sisters, GET READY, GET READY, GET READY, because the National Sunday Law and CIVIL WAR in the USA is right upon us.

Brethren, we are far behind. Many of the things which the church should do in order to be a living church are not done. Through the indulgence of perverted appetite many place themselves in such a condition of health that there is a constant warring against the soul’s highest interests. The truth, though presented in clear lines, is not accepted. I wish to set this matter before every member of our churches. Our habits must be brought into conformity to the will of God. We are assured, “It is God which worketh in you,” but man must do his part in controlling appetite and passion. The religious life requires the action of mind and heart in harmony with the divine forces. No man can of himself work out his own salvation, and God cannot do this work for him without his co-operation. But when man works earnestly, God works with him, giving him power to become a son of God. {6T 371.2}

The tempter can never compel us to do evil. He cannot control minds unless they are yielded to his control. The will must consent, faith must let go its hold upon Christ, before Satan can exercise his power upon us. But every sinful desire we cherish affords him a foothold. Every point in which we fail of meeting the divine standard is an open door by which he can enter to tempt and destroy us. And every failure or defeat on our part gives occasion for him to reproach Christ.

Yet we should not lose courage when assailed by temptation. Often when placed in a trying situation we doubt that the Spirit of God has been leading us. But it was the Spirit's leading that brought Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. When God brings us into trial, He has a purpose to accomplish for our good. Jesus did not presume on God's promises by going unbidden into temptation, neither did He give [129]up to despondency when temptation came upon Him. Nor should we. "God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." He says, "Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the Most High: and call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me." 1 Corinthians 10:13; Psalm 50:14, 15. 

But let us keep in mind that it is absolutely necessary that these living saints receive both the early and the latter rain.  “If we do not progress, if we do not place ourselves in an attitude to receive both the former and the latter rain, we shall lose our souls, and the responsibility will lie at our own door.” Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 508.

Ellen White further explained: “The ripening of the grain represents the completion of the work of God’s grace in the soul.  By the power of the Holy Spirit the moral image of God is to be perfected in the character.  We are to be wholly transformed into the likeness of Christ. 


We must be partakers of Christ’s sufferings here if we would share in His glory hereafter. If 
we seek our own interest, how we can best please  ourselves, instead of seeking to please God and 
advance His precious, suffering cause, we shall dishonor God and the holy cause we profess to love. 
We have but a little space of time left in which to work for God. Nothing should be too dear to sacrifice 
for the salvation of the scattered and torn flock of Jesus. Those who make a covenant with God by 
sacrifice now will soon be gathered home to share a rich reward and possess the new kingdom forever 
and ever.  

Oh, let us live wholly for the Lord and show by a well-ordered life and godly conversation 
that we have been with Jesus and are His meek and lowly followers. We must work while the day lasts, 
for when the dark night of trouble and anguish comes, it will be too late to work for God. Jesus is in 
His holy temple and will now accept our sacrifices, our prayers, and our confessions of faults and sins 
and will pardon all the transgressions of Israel, that they may be blotted out before He leaves the 
sanctuary. When Jesus leaves the sanctuary, then they who are holy and righteous will be holy and 
righteous still; for all their sins will then be blotted out, and they will be sealed with the seal of the 
living God. But those that are unjust and filthy will be unjust and filthy still; for then there will be no 
Priest in the sanctuary to offer their sacrifices, their confessions, and their prayers before the Father’s 
throne. Therefore what is done to rescue souls from the coming storm of wrath must be done before 
Jesus leaves the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary.  More on this here:

I saw that the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel of God and unbelievers;. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully. EW 33

Then the explanation comes;

Now the fulfilment of that view is beginning to be seen. The commencement of that time of trouble, here mentioned does not refer to the time when the plagues shall begin to be poured out, but to a short period just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary. At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in check so as not to prevent the work of the third angel. At that time the latter rain, or refreshing from the presence of the Lord, will come, to give power to the loud voice of the third angel, and prepare the saints to stand in the period when the seven last plagues shall be poured out. EW 33

The enraged churches and the nominal Adventists are involved in this time of trouble. Let us examine the actual procedure that enrages these people and causes the time of trouble. The key to unlock this little time of trouble is found in Matthew;

Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
24:46 Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods
24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
24:49 And shall begin to smite [his] fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and in an hour that he is not aware of,

What are we seeing here? At a time when the people will be caught unawares there is an interaction that takes place between two classes of servants. The faithful servant under the outpouring of the Holy Spirit gives meat in due season but there are other servants who say in their heart my Lord delayeth His coming.

They are not closely aware of what’s going on around them and they eat and drink with the drunken. Do you remember what we studied about the wine of Babylon, what was it? They are eating and drinking spiritual food that confuses the mind and puts people to sleep. What does that servant who is eating and drinking with the drunken do to his fellow faithful servant? He shall begin to smite his fellow servant.
Examine what Jesus means about the servant that is smiting his fellow servant. This relates to the enraged churches and nominal Adventists in reference to their response to the faithful servants.

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

They were the brethren of Jeremiah. What did they do? They didn’t like what he was saying. In the time of Jeremiah he was warning them that they should serve the Lord and do what God tells them to do, but they thought to silence him, ‘we will smite him with the tongue and we will not listen to what he has to say’. This is the same picture when the evil servant in Matthew smites his fellow servant. This is how the faithful servant will be treated as he stands up and proclaims the pure word.
Psalm 64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, [and] bend [their bows to shoot] their arrows, [even] bitter words:
64:4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
64:5 They encourage themselves [in] an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward [thought] of every one [of them], and the heart, [is] deep.
64:7 But God shall shoot at them [with] an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

The wicked are secretly counseling. The arrows are bitter words. They search out iniquities. They accomplish a diligent search so that they can shoot at the faithful servant. That is the description of the wicked servant smiting the faithful. But God shall shoot at them with an arrow and suddenly they shall be wounded. Here is the persecution that commences at the hand of their own brethren;

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

Probation Closes for those who have had great light (Seventh Day Adventists) (not at the passing of the law - but At The ENFORCEMENT of the Sunday Law. "When the degree goes forth"   "When the decree goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity" 5T216
Just as God tested Adam and Eve, and Cain and Able, He will test us.
Our great test will be the Sunday Law, everyone that will obay God will be cutoff from society, without any human support.
If you have been justified and sanctified before the test, you will pass the test, there is no probation after the test. 

Secondly, probation closes for all the rest of the world Apparently, by the time probation closes for all people - no body can touch the saints life.

None of God's faithful ones will die after probation closes for ALL the rest of the world:

"To human sight it will appear that the people of God must soon seal their testimony with their blood as did the martyrs before them. They themselves begin to fear that the Lord has left them to fall by the hand of their enemies. It is a time of fearful agony. Day and night they cry unto God for deliverance. ..... GC 630

If the blood of Christ's faithful witnesses were shed at this time, it would not, like the blood of the martyrs, be as seed sown to yield a harvest for God. Their fidelity would not be a testimony to convince others of the truth; for the obdurate heart has beaten back the waves of mercy until they return no more. If the righteous were now left to fall a prey to their  enemies, it would be a triumph for the prince of darkness.  GC 634 


Ellen White and pioneer Adventists taught that when Michael stands up, as noted in Daniel 12:1, this event signals the close of probation.   

"The seal of the living God is placed upon those who conscientiously keep the Sabbath of the Lord. (RH July 13, 1897). S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, page 980) 

“When Christ stands up, and leaves the most holy place,” Ellen White wrote, “then the time of trouble commences.” (Spiritual Gifts, Vol. 3, page 134, emphasis supplied).

Probation closes first for those who have had GREAT LIGHT. Those true to the GREAT LIGHT THAT WAS GIVEN in 1844-1894 to SDA PIONEERS (believers of Historic Adventism) will be giving the three angels messages and receive the "the latter rain" (message=) "the refreshing from the presence of the Lord," and they are prepared for the trying hour before them. 

1903 -- “The warning has come: Nothing is to be allowed to come in that will disturb the foundation of the faith upon which we have been building ever since the message came in 1842, 1843, and 1844. I was in this message, and ever since I have been standing before the world, true to the light that God has given us. We do not propose to take our feet off the platform on which they were placed as day by day we sought the Lord with earnest prayer, seeking for light. Do you think that I could give up the light that God has given me? It is to be as the Rock of Ages.” –{GCB April 6th 1903}

1905 -- “The truths that we received in 1841, '42, '43, and '44 are now to be studied and proclaimed. The messages of the first, second, and third angels will in the future be proclaimed with a loud voice. They will be given with earnest determination and in the power of the Spirit.” –{15MR Ltr 75, 1905}

1906 -- “All the messages given from 1840-1844 are to be made forcible NOW, for there are many people who have lost their bearings. The messages are to go to all the churches.” --{21MR 437.1, LTR 54 1906}

1907 --“God bids us give our time and strength to the work of preaching to the people the messages that stirred men and women in 1843 and 1844.” --{MR760 30., July 4th 1907}

“With MANY, a philosophical idol is enthroned in the place of Jehovah; while the living God, as He is revealed in His word, in Christ, and in the works of creation, is worshiped by but FEW.” –{Ellen White, The Great Controversy, p. 583.1}

1981 -- Modern Adventism error says, "ONLY by FAITH can we accept the existence of the Trinity." –{Adventist Review Vol. 158 No. 31, 1981, P. 4}

1993 -- “Some will tend to resist this doctrine (the trinity) because it is NOT FOUND expressly stated in the scriptures.” –{Adventist Review Aug 20 1993 P-8}

1998 --“Entirely through Their own initiative, the Godhead arranged for One among Them to become a human being. They did so in order to (1) provide us with our Substitute and Surety, (2) make God's ways plain, (3) restore us to our pre-sin perfection, and (4) settle the debate about God's Justice. At precisely the right time and in the right way, the three Members of the Godhead put into operation a plan They had devised before the world was created. They surrendered a portion of Themselves—the Divine Son—to become the Saviour of the world.”  (Our Wonderful God, Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, 4th Quarter 1998, Principal Contributor: Edwin R. Thiele.)

2007 -- “Jesus had to lower himself into human flesh to be able to die for our sins – but “Eternal” Beings cannot die, especially a GOD who pre-existed the creation of the universe ! So how did GOD arrange it so that GOD could die for us? One of Him decided to lower Himself into human flesh, into a body that could die.” (Emphasis in original) (2007 Amazing Facts cartoon book “What About The Trinity?” by Jim Pinkoski with Doug Batchelor and Pastor Anderson, page 46.)

2008 -- “But imagine a situation in which the Being we have come to know as God the Father came to die for us, and the One we have come to know as Jesus stayed back in heaven (we are speaking in human terms to make a point).”“Nothing would have changed, except that we would have been calling Each by the name we now use for the Other.” “That is what equality in the Deity means.” (Seventh-day Adventist Sabbath School Quarterly, page 19, Thursday April 10th 2008, ‘The Mystery of His Deity)

2011 -- “While God the Father didn’t have a baby boy named God the Son, we use those terms to help understand that the parts of the Godhead are separate yet closely linked, the way a father and son bond together. When sin entered the world, the Trinity already had a plan in place to save humans. They didn’t flip a coin to see who would have to go to earth to clean up the mess… I don’t know how the Trinity decided that it would be Jesus who would come to earth, but I do know that all Three Members of the Godhead have been involved in our salvation from the beginning! The full Trinity made Itself known at the baptism of Jesus: (Matt. 3:16,17 quoted).” (Steve Case, “why was it Jesus?", Signs of the Times, March 2011)


Now notice inspiration:


"The Son of God, heaven's glorious Commander, was touched with pity for the fallen race. His heart was moved with infinite compassion as the woes of the lost world rose up before Him. But divine love had conceived a plan whereby man might be redeemed. The broken law of God demanded the life of the sinner. In all the universe there was but one who could, in behalf of man, satisfy its claims. Since the divine law is as sacred as God Himself, only one equal with God could make atonement for its transgression. None but Christ could redeem fallen man from the curse of the law and bring him again into harmony with Heaven. Christ would take upon Himself the guilt and shame of sin--sin so offensive to a holy God that it must separate the Father and His Son. Christ would reach to the depths of misery to rescue the ruined race." {PP 63.2}


"While we dwell upon the paternal character of God, and His love expressed for man in the gift of His only begotten Son, we must tell people why such a costly sacrifice was necessary. It was because of sin. What is sin? The transgression of the law. Only the Son of God could pay the penalty, and that by His own humiliation and death." {1888 781.2}


"Adam, in his innocence, had enjoyed open communion with his Maker; but sin brought separation between God and man, and the atonement of Christ alone could span the abyss and make possible the communication of blessing or salvation from heaven to earth. Man was still cut off from direct approach to his Creator, but God would communicate with him through Christ and angels." {PP 67.2}


"Over the rent sepulcher of Joseph, Christ had proclaimed in triumph, "I am the resurrection, and the life." These words could be spoken only by the Deity. All created beings live by the will and power of God. They are dependent recipients of the life of God. From the highest seraph to the humblest animate being, all are replenished from the Source of life. Only He who is one with God could say, I have power to lay down My life, and I have power to take it again. In His divinity, Christ possessed the power to break the bonds of death."  {DA 785.3}


“Think of how much it cost Christ to leave the heavenly courts, and take his position at the head of humanity. Why did he do this? -- Because he was the only one who could redeem the fallen race. {Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, 9th March 1905, ‘God’s purpose for us’}


“It will be seen that He who is infinite in wisdom could devise no plan for our salvation except the sacrifice of His Son.” {GC 652.2}



The above makes it clear that God’s Son was the only being capable of becoming a human. Not even the Father could do this as He is the source of all things.

Read Christ’s prayer in John 14:1-31; John 15:1-27; John 16:1-33: Not one of these passages states that these three make up one God. God is always shown as a singular being in these passages and that He has a Son while working in us through their Spirit.

It has been said, "TRUE CHRISTIANS DO NOT CONFUSE THEIR MINDS IN THE TRINITY, THEY ACCEPT AND BELIEVE IT BY FAITH." Bereans and "People of the Book" will say I need a "Thus Saith the Lord" to see whether these things are so... 

“In this age of the world there is no safety in departing from a plain "Thus saith the Lord," however wise and correct the human assumption may appear. Tradition in names and books is nothing. God's word is everything. The wisdom of the wisest man that lives is foolishness if it swerves one jot or tittle from the word of the living God. God lives, God reigns, and He declares, "Them that honor me I will honor." Of those who place their sophistry above a plain "Thus saith the Lord," God says, "I will make their wisdom foolishness." {BTS, May 1, 1913 par. 3}

"When the third angel's message closes, mercy no longer pleads for the guilty inhabitants of the earth. The people of God (believers and doers of the old paths of Historic Adventism doctrines) have accomplished their work. They have received "the latter rain," "the refreshing from the presence of the Lord," and they are prepared for the trying hour before them. Angels are hastening to and fro in Heaven. An angel returning from the earth announces that his work is done; the final test has been brought upon the world, and all who have proved themselves loyal to the divine precepts have received "the seal of the living God." {GC88 613.2} 

The fourth Commandment: "Sabbath observance would be the “line of distinction” In the “final test” that will separate God's end-time people who .. receive the seal of God' and are saved, from those who “receive the mark of the beast” (The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan, p. 605).

Exodus 20:8-11 KJV:
 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."

"The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is again given, with the addition of the corruptions which have been entering the (SDA) churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time, and joins in the last great work of the third angel’s message, as it swells into a loud cry. And the people of God are fitted up every where to stand in the hour of temptation (when the Sunday Law is passed) which they are soon to meet. I saw a great light resting upon them, and they united in the message, and fearlessly proclaimed with great power the third angel’s message.

"The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is again given, with the addition of the corruptions which have been entering the (SDA) churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time, and joins in the last great work of the third angel’s message, as it swells into a loud cry." --{Spiritual Gifts. Volume 1, p. 193-196}

"Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to sound every where, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues; for her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. seemed to be an addition to the third message, and joined it, as the midnight cry joined the second angel’s message in 1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they fearlessly gave the last solemn warning, proclaiming the fall of Babylon, and calling upon God’s people to come out of her; that they might escape her fearful doom.

The light that was shed upon the waiting ones penetrated every where, and those who had any light in the churches, who had not heard and rejected the three messages, answered to the call, and LEFT the fallen (modern SDA and ALL OTHER denominational) churches. Many had come to years of accountability since these messages had been given, and the light shone upon them, and they were privileged to choose life or death. Some chose life, and took their stand with those looking for their Lord, and keeping all his commandments. The third message was to do its work; all were to be tested upon it, and the precious ones were to be CALLED OUT from the RELIGIOUS BODIES. A compelling power moves the honest, while the manifestation of the power of God holds in fear and restraint relatives and friends, and they dare not, neither have they power to, hinder those who feel the work of the Spirit of God upon them. The last call is carried even to the poor slaves, and the pious among them, with humble expressions, pour forth their songs of extravagant joy at the prospect of their happy deliverance,and their masters cannot check them; for a fear and astonishment keep them silent. Mighty miracles are wrought, the sick are healed, and signs and wonders follow the believers. God is in the work, and every saint, fearless of consequences, follows the convictions of his own conscience, and unites with those who are keeping all the commandments of God; and they sound abroad the third message with power. I saw that the third message would close with power and strength far exceeding the midnight cry." Spiritual Gifts. Volume 1, p. 193-196

When you realise that now is the time that the saints are being sealed, now is the time of refreshing when your sins are being blotted out, and now is the judgment of the living; it should change your experience (thus this Latter Rain message brings with it an experience, just as we always believed the Latter Rain would) if you have been lulled into becoming a foolish virgin, this should awaken you to buy (repent and be filled with Jesus and God's vital Divine Presence and Power =their Divine influences=fruits of the Spirit) oil now before it is too late. If you do not realise that you are now in the time of the Latter Rain, then "...the latter rain... may be falling on hearts all around us, but we shall not discern or receive it." {RH, March 2, 1897 par. 4}

Jesus did say,
"So when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains" (Mark 13:14). The "abomination of desolation" is the new SDA signage showing their apostasy and unity with Babylon =  Joining Together Across Church Divides (false doctrines) 

"The church that 
holds to the word of God is irreconcilably separated from Rome." Signs of the Times, February 19, 1894 

“I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purifying their souls through obedience to the truth are God’s chosen people, His modern Israel”. 2T-109When the churches become living, working churches (fleshy vessels=our body that must be holy and not defiled unto God), the Holy Spirit will be given in answer to their sincere request. . . . Then the windows of heaven will be open for the showers of the latter rain.

A parallel passage reads,
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies (modern SDA churches joining with other churches who do not obey the ten commandments that contain false doctrines accepting them as brethren and joining in their work and plans together), then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains" (Luke 21:20-21). Come out of all churches = second angels message

Ecumenical fraternity with Baal’s Babylon, is a plea “…for union with those who have ever been the opposers of the cause of truth.” That is the point at which we are to fear and shun them. And what will be the result for those who refuse to obey God’s clear instruction? Isaiah 8:9-13, Ezekiel 9, and Ezekiel 22:17-31, along with Revelation 14:10-11 give the pathos, woeful answer, for you see friend of mine, ecumenical fraternity with Babylon is a clear disobedience to the first and second angel’s messages.

Revelation 11:18 (King James Version)"And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."

Romans 8:35 (KJV) "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?"

Read more on this "close of probation" topic here:

Ephesians 4 "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."

We must pass though what our example Jesus passed through:
"While we cannot now comprehend the works and ways of God, we can discern His great love, which underlies all His dealings with men. He who lives near to Jesus will understand much of the mystery of godliness. He will recognize the mercy that administers reproof, that tests the character, and brings to light the purpose of the heart.

When Jesus presented the testing truth that caused so many of His disciples to turn back, He knew what would be the result of His words; but He had a purpose of mercy to fulfill. He foresaw that in the hour of temptation every one of His beloved disciples would be severely tested. His agony in Gethsemane, His betrayal and crucifixion, would be to them a most trying ordeal. Had no previous test been given, many who were actuated by merely selfish motives would have been connected with them. (the testing message that separates today is the 1st and second and third angels messages; 1) the trinity of gods, 2) coming out of all churches, 3) obeying all 10 commandments) When their Lord was condemned in the judgment hall (court persecution for not worshiping the trinity and coming out of all 501c3 churches, and keeping all 10 commandments); when the multitude who had hailed Him as their king hissed at Him and reviled Him; when the jeering crowd cried, “Crucify Him!”—when their worldly ambitions were disappointed, these self-seeking ones (today "professed" Adventists/Christians) would, by renouncing their allegiance to Jesus, have brought upon the disciples a bitter, heart-burdening sorrow, in addition to their grief and disappointment in the ruin of their fondest hopes. In that hour of darkness, the example of those who turned from Him might have carried others with them (obey the 3 angels message without delay or "professed" SDA/Christians could do the same to you). But Jesus brought about this crisis while by His personal presence He could still strengthen the faith of His true followers. (Before Christ stands up in the most Holy he can still mediate/help us)

Compassionate Redeemer, who in the full knowledge of the doom that awaited Him, tenderly smoothed the way for the disciples, prepared them for their crowning trial, and strengthened them for the final test!"  The Desire of Ages, p. 394.2

"...Those who are living on the earth when the intercession of Christ shall cease in the sanctuary above are to stand in the sight of a holy God without a mediator. Their robes must be spotless, their characters must be purified from sin by the blood of sprinkling. Through the grace of God and their own diligent effort they must be conquerors in the battle with evil....". (The Great Controversy p. 425).

"I stated that... there was to be special light for God's people as they neared the closing scenes of this earth's history. Another angel was to come from heaven with a message, and the whole earth was to be lightened with his glory. It would be impossible for us to state just how this additional light would come. It might come in a very unexpected manner, in a way that would not agree with the ideas that many have conceived. It is not at all unlikely, or contrary to the ways and works of God, to send light to His people in unexpected ways." Manuscript Releases, volume 13, 334.

When you realise that now is the time that the saints are being sealed, now is the time of refreshing when your sins are being blotted out, and now is the judgment of the living; it should change your experience (thus this Latter Rain message brings with it an experience getting our Characters/habits in harmony with the Righteousness of Christ=law of God the 10 commandments), just as we always believed the Latter Rain would) if you have been lulled into becoming a foolish virgin, and awaken you to buy oil now before it is too late. If you do not realise that you are now in the time of the Latter Rain - rain - His words drop like the dew/showers - My WORD IS rain Prov 30:4 answered by Rev 13:19=Jesus is the latter rain-the righteousness of Christ= Jesus Words are falling upon us - receive His instruction and repent and turn from your selfish ways. Buy means to repent. Zealously ardently, avidly, eagerlyenthusiastically,fervently, passionatelyvigorously buy/repent- obey Gods 10 commandments this is how we are sanctified=perfectedSanctification is the act or process of acquiring sanctity, of being made or becoming holyAccept Christ as your peace then you have God and His peace, then "...the latter rain... may be falling on hearts all around us, but we shall not discern or receive it." {RH, March 2, 1897 par. 4}

Battle hymn of the Republic  "As He (Jesus) died to make men Holy..." JESUS DIED TO MAKE MEN HOLY! PERFECT! SANCTIFIED! IT is Jesus blood that covers our sins - we must accept Christ's sacrifice The Holy King who gave up all for us so that we could accept/believe ONLY BELIEVE that Christ's blood covers your sins - then go and sin no more! Christ will empower you to be sin-free - HE DIED TO MAKE US HOLY LIKE HIMSELF! Don't doubt, have FAITH and believe that Jesus is the true literal one and only SON OF THE LIVING GOD OF HEAVEN, sent to save us! 

The Latter Rain (message-Jesus is the messenger- faithful men and women represented as Angels symbols of the last Loud Cry message given by Angels) will not be given to anyone with one spot or blemish on their character; only to those that perfectly reflect the character of Christ. Now is the time brothers and sisters. Probation closes for the Seventh-day Adventists those with the "most" light, at the Sunday Law. That is when you either receive the outpouring of PERFECTING of the Holy Spirit without measure, or Ellen White says you are lost. So if you are waiting for the National Sunday Law to put away those last few spots or stains (not just "sins", but every trace of sin!), then you will be a foolish virgin. Remember, the foolish virgins were "virgins". They were of the true and pure church, they knew and preached and believed the straight truth, but they waited too long to put away every spot and stain on their characters, and when the (loud) cry went out, "Behold the Bridegroom Cometh, go ye out to meet Him", they were found wanting as they had not the character to take them through the time of trouble. Do you suppose Ellen White is here talking about those true believers who waited until the Sunday Law to buy/repent and receive oil/holy Spirit/Jesus Spirit and the vital Divine Presence and Power of God, thinking that the (loud) cry would come at the Sunday Law, but when the Sunday Law did come, they were found wanting, because the (loud) cry, "Behold the Bridegroom Comenth" had already been falling.

"My mind was carried to the future, when the signal will be given. 'Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.' But some will have delayed to obtain the oil for replenishing their lamps, and too late they will find that character, which is represented by the oil, is not transferable." Review and Herald, February 11, 1896.

How is your influence upon others?? Does your character represent that you have been INFLUENCED by JESUS? People will be able to tell who you are influenced by, either God and His Son's influence or character or the devil's influence or character. 
CHARACTER: 
Galatians 5:22 "But the fruit of the Spirit (glory/character) is lovejoypeace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,"

If you are influenced by God's Spirit, (God is a Spirit and He is Holy) so if you are influenced by the "Holy" Spirit of GOD through His Son your character/Spirit will influence others to do right or to have the "righteousness" of Christ also! You will be covered by Christ's influence or righteousness and you can then show others HOW to be covered by Christ's blood sacrifice! By beholding ye become changed. If you study about Christ - you are beholding Him. Pray for Jesus Spirit/influences to be poured out into you so you can be a lamp filled with the oil/Jesus influence and reflect Jesus influence to others.

"The oil with which the wise virgins filled their lamps represents the Holy Spirit... Were it not that this holy oil is poured from heaven in the messages of God's Spirit, the agencies of evil would have entire control over men... God is dishonored when we do not receive the communications which he sends us. Thus we refuse the golden oil which he would pour into our souls to be communicated to those in darkness." Review and Herald, July 20, 1897.

The next event is the Sunday Law and the close of your probation. There are no more warnings to look out for before you perfect your character in Jesus. At the Sunday Law, the Loud Cry goes forth with unmeasured power, and you will either give that cry to those who do not know that the 7th day Sabbath is not Sunday, or be lost. And NOW is the time God is choosing and sealing those without spot or blemish to give that Loud Cry. 


THE CLOSE OF EARTH'S PROBATION

 
Read more below about this...Now, with the crisis of the ages right before us, we need to be ready
and armed with the knowledge of God and His Son. For loving God is keeping his laws. 
See John 17:3 &1 John 5:3.

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” —Joshua 24:15 

 Do you understand the Power of Prayer and obeying ALL TEN of God's Commandments?

"...The terms of salvation for every son and daughter of Adam are here outlined. It is plainly stated that the condition of gaining eternal life is obedience to the commandments of God".   Advent Review and Sabbath Herald of 10-26-1897 

In "Early Writings," p. 27, we find the following words:—

    "I saw that the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel of God and unbelievers, and that the Sabbath is the great question to unite the hearts of God's dear, waiting saints. I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully."

This language is commented upon by the author in the "Supplement to Experience and Views," p. 1, as follows:

—"This view was given in 1847, when there were but very few of the Advent brethren observing the Sabbath, and of these but few supposed that its observance was of sufficient importance to draw a line between the people of God and unbelievers. Now the fulfillment of that view is beginning to be seen. 'The commencement of the time of trouble,' here mentioned, does not refer to the time when the plagues shall begin to be poured out, but to a short period just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary. At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in cheek so as not to prevent the work of the third angel. At that time the 'latter rain,' or refreshing from the presence of the Lord, will come, to give power to the loud voice of the third angel, and prepare the saints to stand in the period when the seven last plagues shall be poured out."

The Captain of our Salvation is interceding for His people, not as a petitioner to move the Father to compassion,but as a Conqueror, Who claims the trophies of His victory. He is able to save to the uttermost all who come to God by Him. Make this fact very plain !

Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the Presence (the throne) of His glory with exceeding joy !” Jude 1:24

The LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) hath taken away thy judgmentsHe hath cast out thine enemy: the King of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst (heart) of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more . . . . For the LORD (Yehuwah) thy God (Elohim) in the midst of thee is MightyHe will save ! He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing !” Zephaniah 3:15-18

Unless ministers are guarded, they will hide the Truth under human ornamentationLet no minister suppose that he can convert souls by eloquent sermons. Those who teach others should plead with God to imbue them with His Spirit, and enable them to lift up Christ as the sinner's only Hope. Flowery speeches, pleasing tales, or inappropriate anecdotes do not convict the sinner. Men listen to such words as they would to a pleasant song. The message that the sinner should hear is, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

--Gospel Workers, pp. 154, 155. (1915)

Christ's Love Uplifted.--In order to break down the barriers of prejudice and impenitence, the love of Christ must have a part in every discourseMake men to know how much Jesus loves them, and what evidences He has given them of His love. What love can equal that which God has manifested for man, by the death of Christ on the cross? When the heart is filled with the love of Jesus, this can be presented to the people, and it will affect hearts. --Letter 48, 1886.

The sacrifice of Christ as an atonement for sin is the great Truth around which all other truths cluster. In order to be rightly understood and appreciated, every Truth in the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, must be studied in the Light that streams from the cross of Calvary. I present before you the great, grand monument of mercy and Regeneration, Salvation and Redemption--the Son of God uplifted on the cross. This is to be the foundation of every discourse given by our ministers. --Gospel Workers, p. 315. (1915)

Christ and His righteousness--let this be our platform, the very life of our faith.

--Review and Herald, Aug. 31, 1905. {Ev 190.2} 

The Third Angel's Message in Verity.--Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of justification (righteousness) by faith is the third angel's message, and I have answered, “It is the third angel's message in verity (truth).” -- Review and Herald, April 1, 1890. {Ev 190.3} 

"The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is again given, with the ADDITION of the corruptions which have been entering the (SDA) churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time, and joins in the last great work of the third angel’s message, as it swells into a loud cry." --{Spiritual Gifts. Volume 1, p. 193-196}

This message was to bring more prominently before the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It presented justification (declared innocent, holy and righteous) through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the Righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the com-mandments of God.

Many had lost sight of Jesus. They needed to have their eyes directed to His Divine Person, His merits (worthiness), and His changeless love for the human family. All power is given into His hands, that He may dis-pense rich gifts unto men (ref: Matthew 28:18-19 & Ephesians 4:7-8), imparting the priceless gift of His Own righteousness to the helpless human agent.

This is the message

that God commanded to be given to the world. It is the third angel's message, which is to be proclaimed with a loud voice, and attended with the outpouring of His Spirit in a large measure.

The uplifted Saviour is to appear in His efficacious work as the Lamb slain, sitting upon the throne, to dispense the priceless Covenant blessings, the benefits He died to purchase for every soul who should believe on Him. John could not express that love in words; it was too deep, too broad; he calls upon the human family to behold it. Christ is pleading for the church in the heavenly courts above, pleading for those for whom He has paid the Redemption price of His own lifeblood.

Centuries, ages, can never diminish the efficacy (the working power) of this atoning sacrifice. The message of the gospel (Glad Tidings) of His grace(Divine Influence) was to be given to the church in clear and distinct lines, that the world should no longer say that Seventh-day Adventists talk the law, the law, but do not teach or believe Christ.

The efficacy (efficient work to do that for which it was designed) of the blood of Christ was to be presented to the people with freshness and power, thattheir faith might lay hold upon its merits. . . . For years the church has been looking to man, and expecting much from man, but not looking to Jesus, in Whom our hopes of Eternal Life are centered. Therefore God gave to His servants a testimony (1888) that presented the Truth (The Word in Verity) as it is in Jesus, which is the third angel's message, in clear, distinct lines.

--Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 91-93. (1896) {Ev 191.3}

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 

"...Those who are living on the earth when the intercession of Christ shall cease in the sanctuary above are to stand in the sight of a holy God without a mediator. Their robes must be spotless, their characters must be purified from sin by the blood of sprinkling. Through the grace of God and their own diligent effort they must be conquerors in the battle with evil....". (The Great Controversy p. 425).

"...so Christ will place all these sins upon Satan, the originator and instigator of sin...so Satan, bearing the guilt of all the sins which he has caused God's people to commit, will be for a thousand years confined to the earth, which will then be desolate...".(The Great Controversy p. 485). 

“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb.”   —Revelation 15:2-3 

Fighting Truth Decay!!

Forgotten Truths; History; & Prophecy

"Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." John 8:32
 "Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein." Jeremiah 6:16

The Question to be asked is not "Who Says it"; but rather--"Is It True?" If you decide to judge truth by whether the 'Official' leadership agree with it and teaches it--you WILL end up like the Jews of Jesus' day--Crucifying the Very Message that could have saved them--following their leaders right into perdition!!

 "When Christ saw in the Jewish people a nation divorced from God, he saw also a professed Christian church united to the world and the Papacy. And as he stood upon Mount Olivet, weeping over Jerusalem till the sun sank behind the western hills, so he is watching over and pleading with sinners in these last moments of time. Soon he will say to the angels who are holding the four winds, "Let the plagues loose; let darkness, destruction, and death come upon the transgressors of my law." Will he be obliged to say to those who have had great light and great knowledge, as he said to the Jews, "O that thou hadst known, even thou in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace. But now they are hid from thine eyes."?" (D.E.R August 22, 1900). {KC 153.3}


What is going to cause a civil war in the USA? Want of FOOD! 

"We Are Preparing For Massive Civil War," Says DHS Informant

ETF Daily News.com / August 7, 2012 'In a riveting interview on TruNews Radio, Wednesday, private investigator Doug Hagmann said high-level, reliable sources told him the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for “massive civil war” in America.

“Folks, we’re getting ready for one massive economic collapse,” Hagmann told TruNews host Rick Wiles.

“We have problems . . . The federal government is preparing for civil uprising,” he added, “so every time you hear about troop movements, every time you hear about movements of military equipment, the militarization of the police, the buying of the ammunition, all of this is . . . they (DHS) are preparing for a massive uprising.”'

This stuff is real; these people, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), they are ready to fight the American people.”

TruNews Wiles asked Hagmann: who does the DHS expect to fight, in particular?  Another North versus South, the Yankees against the Confederates?  Hagmann stated the situation is far worse than a struggle between any two factions within the U.S.; it’s an anticipated nationwide emergency event centered on the nation’s currency.

“What they [DHS] are expecting, and again, this is according to my sources, what they’re expecting is the un-sustainability of the American dollar,” Hagmann said.  “And we know for a fact that we can no longer service our debt.  There’s going to be a period of hyperinflation . . . the dollar will be worthless . . . The economic collapse will be so severe, people won’t be ready for this.”


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In 1899 Ellen White predicts and warns God's People living today - just before Jesus returns:
“In India, China, Russia, and the cities of America, thousands of men and women are dying of starvation. The monied men, because they have the power, control the market. They purchase at low rates all they can obtain, and then sell at greatly increased prices. This means starvation to the poorer classes, and will (future tense when written in 1899 by EGW) result in a civil war. There will be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation, even to that same time; and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book. . . . Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” --Ms 114, 1899. (General manuscript, untitled, typed August 13, 1899.) {5MR 305.4} Click the following link to read the whole quote in context: 
Manuscript Releases Volume Five [Nos. 260-346], p. 305.4 

And I saw that if God had changed the Sabbath from the seventh to the first day, He would have changed the writing of the Sabbath commandment, written on the tables of stone, which are now in the ark in the most holy place of the temple in heaven; and it would read thus: The first day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. But I saw that it read the same as when written on the tables of stone by the finger of God, and delivered to Moses on Sinai. But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. I saw that the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel of God and unbelievers; and that the Sabbath is the great question to unite the hearts of God’s dear, waiting saints. I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost. EW 33

When the shaking intensifies and the world is "in fear of things coming upon the earth" and Babylon calls (with civic penalties) for all to return to "worship" and "save the nation".

God delivers God's obedient people who become the "church triumphant" remnant who appears as about to fall when they are surrounded out in the wilderness (those who have obeyed the 2nd Angels message of Rev 18:4 and have "come out" of ALL churches (her)It is During the Time of Jacob's Trouble That the "Church Triumphant" Appears as About to Fall but Does not Fall

"The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress described by the prophet as the time of Jacob's trouble.... Jacob's night of anguish, when he wrestled in prayer for deliverance from the hand of Esau (Genesis 32:24-30), represents the experience of God's people in the time of trouble....Jacob's company, (today the remnant of God who keep His commandments and have the faith & testimony of Jesus) unarmed and defenseless, SEEMED ABOUT TO FALL HELPLESS VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND SLAUGHTER." E.G. White, The Great Controversy, (1911 edition), p. 616.

"When we learn the power of His word, we shall not follow the suggestions of Satan in order to obtain food or to save our lives. Our only questions will be, What is God’s command? and what His promise? Knowing these, we shall obey the one, and trust the other."   The Desire of Ages, p. 121.2

In the end of time, which is now, Babylon is apostate Christianity (trinity 3 god worshipers 1+1+1=1? even bad math), including the apostate SDA Laodiceans, asleep like the foolish virgin church militant as a sister to fallen Babylon. 

2 Corinthians 11:4
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear (beware of) with him.
2 Corinthians 11:3-5 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

How are we going to be safe? And safe means that our "eternal life" is preserved, not our mortal bodies. God will choose 144,000 that will be preserved throughout this coming conflict, but we can only strive to be one of them. God does the choosing - only He knows what is truly best for us and what we will be able to endure. Let's not second guess God, but rather let Him decide what and how things are allowed to happen to us. Perfect peace have they that love thy law - and NOTHING shall offend them. God's law is perfect, converting the soul.

A second reason for church going people not knowing what is the "righteousness of Christ" is, is because they do not have the faith in the true Christ, and have not been looking to Him by studying His Word and learning through His instruction and inspiration of God's "Holy" Spirit sent to us through His only unique (only offspring) Son. (God is a Spirit and He is "Holy". The Holy Spirit is the vital Divine Presence and Power of God Himself sent to us through His Son.) Church people have been too busy serving their own created false christ. Once a church member does some study in God's Word on his own, he will realize and come to see that his or your minister just does not have saving knowledge and understanding aboutrighteousness , and salvation. The more one studies the Scripture, the more one will come to see that his pastor has been putting on a big religious show before his followers, maybe sincere, but not filled with the Holy Spirit to teach Christ's teachings. One will soon come to see that his pastor is not spiritual, but has been relying on his own spirit and Satan's spirit, and has to rely on materials from the world's theologians and their twisting of the Scriptures to teach and try to impress you that he is a godly man, but does not have the fruit to prove it.

  • "Those who think that the church militant IS the church triumphant make a GREAT MISTAKE."    The Upward Look, p. 152.3   The church “Triumphant” is the church consisting of wheat only.  "I then saw the third angel. (Third angel represents or symbolizes FAITHFUL men and women giving the 3 angels messages) Said my accompanying angel, “Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner. These things should engross the whole mind, the whole attention.” {EW 118.1}
  • "The church militant is not the church triumphant."     The Paulson Collection of Ellen G. White Letters, p. 141.4 
  • "The members of the church militant who have proved faithful will become the church triumphant...."     The Publishing Ministry, p. 402.3 
  • "Remember that the church militant is not the church triumphant."     Fundamentals of Christian Education, p. 294.2
  • "And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in."   Isaiah 58:12.
  • "The church militant is not the church triumphant, and earth is not heaven. The church is composed of erring, imperfect men and women, who are but learners in the school of Christ, to be trained, disciplined, educated, for this life and for the future, immortal life." The Signs of the Times, January 4, 1883.
  • 1888: “Spiritual death has come upon the people that should be manifesting life and zeal, purity and consecration, by the most earnest devotion to the cause of truth. The facts concerning the real condition of the professed people of God, speak more loudly than their profession, and make it evident that some power has cut the cable that anchored them to the Eternal Rock, and that they are drifting away to sea, without chart or compass.” RH, July 24, 1888. See example picture here of this apostasy:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2nmi6r-BcI3TkI1dWdWalhpZGM/edit
ZION IS GOD'S PEOPLE. Isaiah 51:16

Quote:
“The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 59:20 or "He shall come as a Redeemer to Zion and to those in Jacob (Spiritual Israel=God's spirit filled commandment keeping remnant people) who turn from transgression, says the Lord."

This would be members of the church Triumphant that sinners are shaken out of -- not the church militant. Ellen White says this about the modern day GC-SDA organization: "Those who think that the church militant IS THE church triumphant make a GREAT MISTAKE." E.G. White, The Upward Look, 152. 

If we pray and ask God in the name of His Son to show us our errors (claim Jer 33:3) - believe me - He WILL show us. When we study, pray and learn what things we are doing that are wrong =straight testimony = then we will either reject them or accept and obey the commands of God.
 


One Hour of Power

God Almighty (the Father and God of Jesus) will ultimately win the war. As Daniel 2 says, clay and iron will not adhere together in the final one hour stand of the New World Order. Satan and his agents are in for a surprise. Praise to our Lord and God Jehovah. Let us be faithful to Him so we can be delivered from the enslavement of the enemy of all righteousness.

 The Good News for God’s People and the Bad News for the Bilderberg’s and the World Elitist (Master race = U.S. Eugenic legislationWho Worship Satan and Their New World Order That Will Hold Together for One Hour

Daniel saw the New World Order in vision (Daniel 2:31-49). It is the fourth and last kingdom beginning with verse 40. The ten toes denote the 10 divisions of the last kingdom world order as do the ten horns of Revelation 17. 

In Great Time of Trouble Matthew 24:21

Civil War in time of trouble:
http://www.timeoftrouble.com/



  • "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley
  • "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." Galileo 1584-1642
  • Thinking is very upsetting. It tells us things we don't want to know.

  • M. L. Mencken "The core of Mecken's social philosophy was relatively simple. He believed it is the nature of the human species to reject what is true but unpleasant and to embrace what is false but obviously comforting."
  • The chief source of problems is solutions. Eric Sevareid's Law CBS News December 29, 1970


U.S. banks told to prepare for financial collapse........
See  http://www.naturalnews.com/036813_banks_financial_collapse_derivatives_meltdown.html 
October 24, 2011, read press release here: Vatican Calls for 'Central World Bank' to Be Set Up


How the crash will happen and why it's inevitable

Imagine someone monkeying with the instrument panel of an airplane.

It won't crash right away, but it will - and when it does, it will come suddenly, out of the blue and catch everyone by
surprise.

The inevitable consequences of manipulating prices...

Video:

http://www.realecontv.com/page/11892.html 

US Government Debt.
This 5 minute video breaks down just why the USA won't be able to fix their debt problems & the end results. It only takes about 2 minutes to "get it", but you should watch it all & pass it along to everyone in your address book. It is very logical, well explained, and based strictly on facts:

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/EW5IdwltaAc?rel=0 

If you are investing in bonds, Warren Buffett’s latest disclosure is a warning shot across your bow. According to the Wall Street Journal, Buffett is fleeing from the municipal bond business.

The message is clear. If Buffett dumped a whopping $8.25 Billion investment...

...he sees the writing on the wall. And so do we, here at Leeb Publishing. I’d like to share exactly what that means with you.

You see, government bonds in general stink as an investment today. Yet many investors are still of the mindset that they are a safe haven, due to all the coming crises at the end of the year.

But current treasury yields are less than the inflation rate. You’re paying the government to hold your money. And putting money in munis, with cities falling down like bowling pins, is about as safe as rolling the dice.

Still, what about the fiscal cliff, skyrocketing taxes, and a new debt ceiling crisis? Many individual investors are scared, asking, “How am I supposed to save and grow my wealth?”

The stark reality is, making money in the markets means tuning into them. Feeling their pulse. Seeing what the markets are actually doing. And not fighting them, based upon what we think they “should” be doing.

For example, despite all the coming threats, stocks are in a five-week run that’s made up nearly all lost ground of 2012. And they may very well break new highs – despite a momentary pause or two on the way up.

Sure, all indications say stocks should be plunging. However, what’s been happening is quite the opposite.

Buffett knows this. So we may as well cash in on it. Get out now and put your money into God's work!


PREPARING FOR MASSIVE CIVIL WAR, RE-EDUCATION (FEMA/Rex 84 Detention) CAMPS

(see Google map of FEMA camps and list of where they are at below)
The plan is called REX 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984. Rex 84: FEMA's Blueprint for Martial Law in America.  Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was a secretive "scenario and drill" developed by the United States federal government to suspend the United States Constitution, declare martial law, place military commanders in charge of state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens who are deemed to be "national security threats", in the event that the President declares a "State of National Emergency". Learn more here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_84 

Camp Krome - DoJ detention/interrogation center, Rex 84 facility Eglin AFB - This base is over 30 miles long, from Pensacola to Hwy 331 in De Funiak Springs. 

DOJ = United States Department of Justice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Justice
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also referred to as the Justice Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for the ...

Yes, The Re-Education Camp Manual Does Apply Domestically to U.S. Citizens Click here to read the Re-Education Camp Manual: Click here to read the full document entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations.





The time for denial is over

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Friday, May 4, 2012

RELATED: Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan For Re-Education Camps In America

A shocking U.S. Army manual that describes how political activists in prison camps will be indoctrinated by specially assigned psychological operations officers contains numerous clear references to the fact that the policies do apply domestically to U.S. citizens.

Despite the fact that the manual is well over 300 pages long and would take hours to read properly, within minutes of posting our story yesterday a minority of commenters were claiming that the policies outlined in the document only pertained to foreign combat operations and did not apply domestically to U.S. citizens.

This is similar to the denial witnessed prior to the passage of the NDAA when some argued that the indefinite detention provisions did not apply to American citizens despite numerous legal analysts asserting they did and President Barack Obama himself acknowledging they did when he signed the bill.

Click here to read the full document entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations.


"We Are Preparing For Massive Civil War," Says DHS Informant

ETF Daily News.com / August 7, 2012

 

Civil War
"The situation is far worse than a struggle between any two factions within the U.S."
  

"In a riveting interview on TruNews Radio, Wednesday, private investigator Doug Hagmann said high-level, reliable sources told him the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for 'massive civil war' in America.

 

"'Folks, we're getting ready for one massive economic collapse,' Hagmann told TruNews host Rick Wiles. 

 

"Hagmann goes on to say that his sources tell him the concerns of the DHS stem from a collapse of the U.S. dollar and the hyperinflation a collapse in the value of the world's primary reserve currency implies to a nation of 311 million Americans, who, for the significant portion of the population, is armed.



The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for 'massive civil war' in America:

DHS buys 450 MILLION rounds of .40 JHP ammunition 
(hollow-point .40 caliber ammunition in addition to quantities of rifle ammunition)

The Department of Homeland Security has placed a rather large order
for some 450 million .40 JHP while simultaneously placing orders
for quantities of rifle rounds.

We're not talking range practice ammo either, the .40 is "barrier"
penetrating hollow point ammunition according to the press release.

This is alarming because the DHS is NOT the military fighting a
war overseas where you would expect massive amounts of ammunition.
The Department of Homeland Security is right here at home.

450 million!

DHS has just over 200,000 employees. Not all of them carry guns,
but even at 200,000 it comes out to more than 2200 rounds per
employee, and that's just the .40 caliber.

Video:

http://www.2ndamendmenttv.com/page/9984.html 

Weaponized UAV drones in USA

A Houston Sheriff Department is getting a brand new $300,000
unmanned aerial drone thanks to a federal homeland security grant.

The Sheriff is very excited.

"To be in on the ground floor of this is pretty exciting for us
here in Montgomery County," Sheriff Tommy Gage said.

Of course, he says it will only be used on criminals.

Collecting rainwater is illegal in some places and selling
wholesome food is illegal all over the darn place. Armed raids are
conducted on food co-ops.

Yeah, only used on criminals. Great.

Video:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/10018.html 

Drones, spying game consoles, and DHS humiliation

Jason Bermas, producer of 'Loose Change' and director of 'Fabled Enemies' and 'Invisible Empire', gives us the latest news on some of the technology now being used against us.

Jason discusses the increasing use of drones and drone technology against American citizens, including a recent case in which drones were used in a rural cattle dispute.

Also, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Navy have launched a new research initiative that will explore ways of allowing the government to hack into gaming consoles like the Xbox 360, Wii, or PlayStation 3, essentially having a camera and microphone right in your living room.

And much more...

Video:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/10115.html

Update: Fully loaded DHS preparing for mass civil unrest
2nd Amendment TV to watch a video on how
the Department of Homeland Security has placed an order for 450
million rounds of hollow-point .40 caliber ammunition in addition
to quantities of rifle ammunition.

At the time of THAT post there was really nothing in the way of
videos on the subject, but here we are a few days later and it is
now being discussed in the news.

Here's how that discussion is going...

Video:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/10035.html


Weird science: Developing the Tesla/Eastlund weapon in Alaska
See more about the patents for this and more here: 
Secret GUILLOTINE Training & FEMA Coffins

HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program) claims to be
an academic project, however, patents and military documents
demonstrate that the project resembles Tesla's 'death ray' and
Bernard Eastlund's "ionospheric heater."

The U.S. Navy and Air Force are co-sponsors of the project, leading
one to ask, "Since when is the military interested in academia
without military applications?"

HAARP is a weapon.

Check out this clip from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation)...

Video:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/9746.html

Army manual for re-education camps applies to US citizens 
http://rt.com/usa/news/army-manual-camps-citizens-593/
See also: 
On May Day in 1971, the US Army rounded up approximately 7,000 protesters into a stadium in Washington, DC that they treated like a make-shift prison camp. Have things changed in the past 40 years? Now a Department of Defense document has been leaked to the Web that details "Internment and Resettlement Operations." The manual outlines policies for processing detainees in internment camps domestically and abroad and how to "re-educate" unruly activists. Alex Jones, host of the Alex Jones Show, joins us to find out what this means to people across the globe.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcvvE2zHcn0 

FEMA CAMPS (RE-Education camps) Located ON GOOGLE MAPS: 
 
Here is an eerie map of all the FEMA camps that have been revamped in the past few years to deal with housing large amounts of people. Now some people say that these are going to be concentration camps for US people.

 
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders 
 
There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and 
ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by 
full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by 
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be 
implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential 
signature on a proclamation and the attorney general's signature on a 
warrant to which a list of names is attached. Ask yourself if you really 
want to be on Ashcroft's list. 

A related video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JEdgLI46Q8
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Opelika, AL
Military compound either in or very near town
Aliceville, AL
WWII German POW camp - capacity 15,000 Ft. McClellan (Anniston) - Opposite side of town from Army Depot
Maxwell AFB, AL
Franklin, AL   Civilian prison camp established under Operation Garden Plot, currently operating with support staff and small inmate population
Talladega, AL
Federal prison "satellite" camp.
Wilderness, AK
East of Anchorage. No roads, Air & Railroad access only. Estimated capacity of 500,000
Elmendorf AFB, AK
Northeast area of Anchorage - far end of base. Garden Plot facility.
Eielson Air Force Base, AK
Southeast of Fairbanks. Operation Garden Plot facility.
Fort Wainwright, AK
East of Fairbanks
Fort Huachuca, AZ
20 miles from Mexican border, 30 miles from Nogales Rex '84 facility.
Pinal County, AZ
On the Gila River - WWII Japanese detention camp. May be renovated.
Yuma County, AZ
Colorado River - Site of former Japanese detention camp (near proving grounds). This site was completely removed in 1990 according to some reports.
Phoenix, AZ
Federal Prison Satellite Camp. Main federal facility expanded.
Florence, AZ
WWII prison camp NOW RENOVATED, OPERATIONAL with staff & 400 prisoners, operational capacity of 3,500.
Wickenburg, AZ
Airport is ready for conversion; total capacity unknown.
Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
Fully staffed and presently holding prisoners.
Sedona, AZ
Site of possible UN base.
Fort Chaffee, AR
Has new runway for aircraft, new camp facility with cap of 40,000 prisoners, near Fort Smith.
Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR
This location also is the repository for B-Z nerve agent, which causes sleepiness, dizziness, stupor; admitted use is for civilian control.
Jerome, AR
Jerome - Chicot/Drew Counties - site of WWII Japanese camps.
Rohwer, AR
Rohwer - Descha County - site of WWII Japanese camps.
Blythville AFB, AR
Closed airbase now being used as camp. New wooden barracks have been constructed at this location. Classic decorations - guard towers, barbed wire, high fences.
Berryville, AR
FEMA facility located east of Eureka Springs off Hwy. 62.
Omaha, AR
Northeast of Berryville near Missouri state line, on Hwy 65 south of old wood processing plant. Possible crematory facility.
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Rex 84 facility, located near Lompoc & Santa Maria. Internment facility is located near the oceanside, close to Space Launch Complex #6, also called "Slick Six". The launch site has had "a flawless fa...
Norton Air Force Base (LNDFLL #2), CA
‎ -  NPL Status: F EPA FacilityID: CA4570024345 EPA SiteID: 902760 Facility Name: NORTON AIR FORCE BASE (LNDFLL #2) Address: I-10/US 395 FORMER NORTON AFB ...
Tule Lake, CA
Area of "wildlife refuge", accessible by unpaved road, just inside Modoc County.
Fort Ord, CA
Closed in 1994, this facility is now an urban warfare training center for US and foreign troops, and may have some "P.O.W. - C.I." enclosures.
Twentynine Palms Marine Base, CA
Birthplace of the infamous "Would you shoot American citizens?" Quiz. New camps being built on "back 40". Oakdale - Rex 84 camp capable of holding at least 20,000 people. 90 mi. East of San Francisco.
Terminal Island, CA
(Long Beach) located next to naval shipyards operated by ChiCom shipping interests. Federal prison facility located here. Possible deportation point.
Ft Irwin, CA
FEMA facility near Barstow. Base is designated inactive but has staffed camp.
McClellan AFB, CA
Facility capable for 30,000 - 35,000.
Sacramento Army Depot, CA
‎ -  SACRAMENTO ARMY DEPOT Registry Id: 110000912497 Description: The Superfund Program, administered under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, an...
MATHER AIR FORCE BASE (ACANDW DISPOSAL SITE), CA
‎ -  Address: MATHER FIELD ROADMATHER AFB, CA 95655 Electronic Address: http://oaspub.epa.gov/cleanups/cleanup_master.identify?regId=110000907653 Program Name: Superfund Program Acronym: C...
Trinidad, CO
WWII German/Italian camp being renovated.
Granada, CO
WWII Japanese internment camp.
Fort Carson. CO
Along route 115 near Canon City
Avon Park, FL
Air Force gunnery range, Avon Park has an on-base "correctional facility" which was a former WWII detention camp.
Camp Krome US Immigration and Naturalization Detention Center, FL
This facility was also part of the 1960 US vs Cuba Missile Crisis just as the one south from here. In May of 1980, the faciltiy was used to house the Cuban Mariel Refugees arriving by the thousands to...
Eglin Air Force Base, FL
This base is over 30 miles long, from Pensacola to Hwy 331 in De Funiak Springs. High capacity facility, presently manned and populated with some prisoners.
Everglades, FL
Federal Prison Camp Everglades - It is believed that a facility may be carved out of the wilds here.
Fort Benning, GA
Located east of Columbus near Alabama state line. Rex 84 site - Prisoners brought in via Lawson Army airfield.
Ft McPherson, GA
US Force Command - Multiple reports that this will be the national headquarters and coordinating center for foreign/UN troop movement and detainee collection.
Ft Gordon, GA
West of Augusta - No information at this time.
Unadilla, GA
Manned, staffed FEMA prison on route 230, no prisoners.
Oglethorpe, GA
Macon County; facility is located five miles from Montezuma, three miles from Oglethorpe. This FEMA prison has no staff and no prisoners.
Morgan, GA
FEMA facility is fully manned & staffed - no prisoners.
Camilla, GA
South of Albany. This FEMA facility is located on Mt. Zion Rd approximately 5.7 miles south of Camilla. Unmanned - no prisoners, no staff.
Hawkinsville, GA
Five miles east of town, fully manned and staffed but no prisoners. Located on fire road 100/Upper River Road
Abbeville, GA
South of Hawkinsville on US route 129; south of town off route 280 near Ocmulgee River. FEMA facility is staffed but without prisoners.
McRae, GA
1.5 miles west of McRae on Hwy 134 (8th St). Facility is on Irwinton Avenue off 8th St., manned & staffed - no prisoners.
Fort Gillem, GA
South side of Atlanta - FEMA designated detention facility.
Fort Stewart, GA
Fort Stewart - Savannah area - FEMA designated detention facility.
CSO Barbers Point, HI
There are several military areas that could be equipped for detention / deportation.
Halawa Hts, HI
Halawa Heights area - Crematory facility located in hills above city. Area is marked as a state department of health laboratory.
Honolulu, HI
Detention transfer facility at the Honolulu airport similar in construction to the one in Oklahoma (pentagon-shaped building where airplanes can taxi up to).
Minidoka/Jerome, ID
Minidoka/Jerome Counties - WWII Japanese-American internment facility possibly under renovation. more info »
Clearwater National Forest, ID
Near Lolo Pass - Just miles from the Montana state line near Moose Creek, this unmanned facility is reported to have a nearby airfield. Wilderness areas - Possible location. No data.
Marseilles, IL
Located on the Illinois River off Interstate 80 on Hwy 6. It is a relatively small facility with a cap of 1400 prisoners. Though it is small it is designed like prison facilities with barred windows, ...
Scott AFB, IL
Barbed wire prisoner enclosure reported to exist just off-base. More info needed, as another facility on-base is believed to exist.
Pekin, IL
This Federal satellite prison camp is also on the Illinois River, just south of Peoria. It supplements the federal penitentiary in Marion, which is equipped to handle additional population outside on ...
Former Chanute Air Force Base, IL
Chanute Air Force Base is located on the southern edge of Rantoul (Champaign County), Illinois. The main Base is comprised of 2125 acres. The primary mission of the AFB was to provide military and tec...
Marion, IL
Federal Penitentiary and satellite prison camp inside Crab Orchard Nat'l Wildlife Refuge. Manned, staffed, populated fully.
Greenfield, IL
Two federal correctional "satellite prison camps" serving Marion - Manned, staffed, populated fully.
Shawnee National Forest, IL
Pope County - This area has seen heavy traffic of foreign military equipment and troops via Illinois Central Railroad, which runs through the area. Suspected location is unknown, but may be close to V...
Savanna Army Depot, IL
NW area of state on Mississippi River.
Lincoln, IL
State prison facility equipped for major expansion and close or adjacent to highways & railroad tracks.
Sheridan, IL
State prison facility equipped for major expansion and close or adjacent to highways & railroad tracks.
Menard, IL
State prison facility equipped for major expansion and close or adjacent to highways & railroad tracks.
Pontiac, IL
State prison facility equipped for major expansion and close or adjacent to highways & railroad tracks.
Galesburg, IL
State prison facility equipped for major expansion and close or adjacent to highways & railroad tracks.
Kankakee, IL
Abandoned industrial area on west side of town (Rt.17 & Main) designated as FEMA detention site. Equipped with water tower, incinerator, a small train yard behind it and the rear of the facility is su...
Indianapolis, IN
Amtrak railcar repair facility (closed); controversial site of a major alleged detention / processing center. Although some sources state that this site is a "red herring", photographic and video evid...
Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN
Located in the northeast part of Indianapolis, this base has been decommissioned from "active" use but portions are still ideally converted to hold detainees. Helicopter landing areas still exist for ...
Crown Point, IN
Across street from county jail, former hospital. One wing presently being used for county work-release program, 80% of facility still unused. Possible FEMA detention center or holding facility.
Camp Atterbury, IN
Facility is converted to hold prisoners and boasts two active compounds presently configured for minimum security detainees. Located just west of Interstate 65 near Edinburgh, south of Indianapolis.
Terre Haute, IN
Federal Correctional Institution, Satellite prison camp and death facility. Equipped with crematoria reported to have a capacity of 3,000 people a day. FEMA designated facility located here.
Fort Wayne, IN
This city located in Northeast Indiana has a FEMA designated detention facility, accessible by air, road and nearby rail.
Kingsbury, IN
This "closed" military base is adjacent to a state fish & wildlife preserve. Part of the base is converted to an industrial park, but the southern portion of this property is still used. It is bordere...
Jasper-Pulaski Fish Wildlife Area, IN
Youth Corrections farm located here. Facility is "closed", but is still staffed and being "renovated". Total capacity unknown.
Grissom AFB, IN
This closed airbase still handles a lot of traffic, and has a "state-owned" prison compound on the southern part of the facility.
Jefferson Proving Ground, IN
Southern Indiana - This facility was an active base with test firing occuring daily. Portions of the base have been opened to create an industrial park, but other areas are still highly restricted. A ...
Newport Chemical Depot, IN
US Army chemical storage facility with 250,000 gallons of VX agent Newport Chemical Depot [Info] [GM] [LL] [YM] By: dougm @ 2005-05-04 09:59:31 more info »   Army Depot - VX nerve gas s...
Fort Leavenworth, KS
US Marshal's Fed Holding Facility, US Penitentiary, Federal Prison Camp.
McConnell AFB, KS
Federal death penalty facility.
Concordia, KS
WWII German POW camp used to exist at this location but there is no facility there at this time.
Ft Riley, KS
Just north of Interstate 70, airport, near city of Manhattan.
El Dorado, KS
Federal prison converted into forced-labor camp, UNICOR industries.
Topeka, KS
80 acres has been converted into a temporary holding camp.
Ashland, KY
Federal prison camp in Eastern Kentucky near the Ohio River.
Louisville, KY
FEMA detention facility, located near restricted area US naval ordnance plant. Military airfield located at facility, which is on south side of city.
Lexington, KY
FEMA detention facility, National Guard base with adjacent airport facility.
Manchester, KY
Federal prison camp located inside Dan Boone National Forest.
Fort Knox, KY
Detention center, possibly located near Salt River, in restricted area of base. Local patriots advise that black Special Forces & UN gray helicopters are occasionally seen in area.
Land Between the Lakes, TN
This area was declared a UN biosphere and is an ideal geographic location for detention facilities. Area is an isthmus extending out from Tennessee, between Lake Barkley on the east and Kentucky Lake ...
Fort Polk, LA
This is a main base for UN troops & personnel, and a training center for the disarmament of America.
Livingston, LA
WWII German/Italian internment camp being renovated?; halfway between Baton Rouge and Hammond, several miles north of Interstate 12.
Oakdale, LA
Located on US route 165 about 50 miles south of Alexandria; two federal detention centers just southeast of Fort Polk.
Houlton, ME
WWII German internment camp in Northern Maine, off US Route 1.
Fort Meade, MD
Halfway between the District of Criminals and Baltimore. Data needed. MEPS inprocessing center for all branches of the military and the coast guard.
Ft. Detrick, MD
Biological warfare center for the NWO, located in Frederick.
Camp Edwards / Otis AFB, MA
Camp Edwards / Otis AFB - Cape Cod - This "inactive" base is being converted to hold many New Englander patriots. Capacity unknown. more info »
Fort Devens, MA
Active detention facility. More data needed.
Camp Grayling, MI
Michigan Nat'l Guard base has several confirmed detention camps, classic setup with high fences, razor wire, etc. Guard towers are very well-built, sturdy. Multiple compounds within larger enclosures....
Sawyer AFB, MI
Upper Peninsula - south of Marquette - No data available.
Bay City, MI
Classic enclosure with guard towers, high fence, and close to shipping port on Saginaw Bay, which connects to Lake Huron. Could be a deportation point to overseas via St. Lawrence Seaway
Berrien County Emergency Management, MI
FEMA detention center.
Lansing, MI
FEMA detention center.
Duluth, MN
Federal prison camp facility
Camp Ripley, MN
New prison facility.
Richards-Gebaur AFB, KS
Located in Grandview. A very large internment facility has been built on this base, and all base personnel are restricted from coming near it.
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Situated in the middle of Mark Twain National Forest in Pulaski County. This site has been known for some UN training, also home to the US Army Urban Warfare Training school "Stem Village". Officers f...
Warsaw, MO
Unconfirmed report of a large concentration camp facility.
Malmstrom AFB, MT
UN aircraft groups stationed here, and possibly a detention facility.
Scottsbluff, NE
WWII German POW camp (renovated?).
Northeast Nebraska
FEMA detention facilities - more data needed.
Northwest Nebraska
FEMA detention facilities - more data needed.
Hastings, NE
FEMA detention facility.  South Central part of state - Many old WWII sites - some may be renovated.
Elko, NV
Ten miles south of town. Possibly in South Fork State Recreation Area.
Wells, NV
Camp is located in the O'Niel basin area, 40 miles north of Wells, past Thousand Springs, west off Hwy 93 for 25 miles.
Pershing County, NV
Camp is located at I-80 mile marker 112, south side of the highway, about a mile back on the county road and then just off the road about 3/4mi.
Winnemucca, NV
Battle Mountain area - at the base of the mountains.
Nellis Air Force Base, NV
Northwest from Las Vegas on Route 95. Nellis AFB is just north of Las Vegas on Hwy 604.
Fallon NAS, NV
East of Reno . No additional data.
Northeast New Hampshire
Near Lake Francis. No additional data.
Ft. Dix / McGuire AFB, NJ
Possible deportation point for detainees. Lots of pictures taken of detention compounds and posted on Internet, this camp is well-known. Facility is now complete and ready for occupancy.
Fort Bliss, NM
This base actually straddles Texas state line. Just south of Alomogordo, Ft. Bliss has thousands of acres for people who refuse to go with the "New Order".
Holloman AFB, NM
Home of the German Luftwaffe in Amerika; major UN base. New facility being built on this base, according to recent visitors. Many former USAF buildings have been torn down by the busy and rapidly grow...
Fort Stanton, NM
Currently being used as a youth detention facility approximately 35 miles north of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Not a great deal of information concerning the Lordsburg location.
White Sands Missile Range, NM
Currently being used as a storage facility for United Nations vehicles and equipment. Observers have seen this material brought in on the Whitesands rail spur in Oro Grande New Mexico about thirty mil...
Fort Drum, NY
Two compounds: Rex 84 detention camp and FEMA detention facility.
Albany, NY
FEMA detention facility.
Otisville, NY
Federal correctional facility, near Middletown.
Buffalo, NY
FEMA detention facility.
Camp Lejeune, NC
Facility has renovated, occupied WWII detention compounds and "mock city" that closely resembles Anytown, USA.
Fort Bragg, NC
Special Warfare Training Center. Renovated WWII detention facility.
Andrews, TN
Federal experiment in putting a small town under siege. Began with the search/ hunt for survivalist Eric Rudolph. No persons were allowed in or out of town without federal permission and travel throug...
Minot Air Force Base, ND
Home of UN air group. More data needed on facility.
Camp Perry, OH
Site renovated; once used as a POW camp to house German and Italian prisoners of WWII. Some tar paper covered huts built for housing these prisoners are still standing. Recently, the construction of m...
Cincinnati, OH
FEMA detention facilities. Data needed.
Cleveland, OH
FEMA detention facilities. Data needed.
Columbus, OH
FEMA detention facilities. Data needed.
Lima, OH
FEMA detention facility. Another facility located in/near old stone quarry near Interstate 75. Railroad access to property, fences etc.
Tinker AFB, OK
All base personnel are prohibited from going near civilian detention area, which is under constant guard.
Will Rogers World Airport, OK
FEMA's main processing center for west of the Mississippi. All personnel are kept out of the security zone. Federal prisoner transfer center located here (A pentagon-shaped building where airplanes ca...
El Reno, OK
Renovated federal internment facility with CURRENT population of 12,000 on Route 66.
Mc Alester, OK
Near Army Munitions Plant property - former WWII German / Italian POW camp designated for future use.
Fort Sill, OK
(Lawton) - Former WWII detention camps. More data still needed.
Sheridan, OR
Federal prison satellite camp northwest of Salem.FEMA detention center.
Josephine County, OR
WWII Japanese internment camp ready for renovation.
Umatilla, OR
New prison spotted.
Allenwood, PA
Federal prison camp located south of Williamsport on the Susquehanna River. It has a current inmate population of 300, and is identified by William Pabst as having a capacity in excess of 15,000 on 40...
Indiantown, PA
Indiantown Gap Military Reservation - located north of Harrisburg. Used for WWII POW camp and renovated by Jimmy Carter. Was used to hold Cubans during Mariel boat lift.
Camp Hill, PA
State prison close to Army depot. Lots of room, located in Camp Hill, Pa
New Cumberland Army Depot, PA
On the Susquehanna River, located off Interstate 83 and Interstate 76.
Schuylkill Haven, PA
Federal prison camp, north of Reading.
Greenville, SC
Unoccupied youth prison camp; total capacity unknown.
Charleston, SC
Naval Reserve & Air Force base, restricted area on naval base.
Yankton, SD
Federal prison camp.
Black Hills National Forest, SD
North of Edgemont, southwest part of state. WWII internment camp being renovated.
Fort Cambell, KY
Next to Land Between the Lakes; adjacent to airfield and US Alt. 41.
Millington, TN
Federal prison camp next door to Memphis Naval Air Station.
Crossville, TN
Site of WWII German / Italian prison camp is renovated; completed barracks and behind the camp in the woods is a training facility with high tight ropes and a rappelling deck.
Nashville, TN
There are two buildings built on State property that are definitely built to hold prisoners. They are identical buildings - side by side on Old Briley Parkway. High barbed wire fence that curves inwar...
Austin, TX
Robert Mueller Municipal airport has detention areas inside hangars.
Bastrop, TX
Prison and military vehicle motor pool.
Eden, TX
1500 bed privately run federal center. Currently holds illegal aliens.
Ft. Hood, TX
Newly built concentration camp, with towers, barbed wire etc., just like the one featured in the movie Amerika. Mock city for NWO shock- force training. Some footage of this area was used in "Waco: A ...
Reese AFB, TX
FEMA designated detention facility.
Sheppard AFB, TX
In Wichita Falls just south of Ft. Sill, OK. FEMA designated detention facility.
Carrollton, TX
Water treatment plant, close to interstate and railroad.
Mexia, TX
East of Waco 33mi, WWII German facility may be renovated.
Amarillo, TX
FEMA designated detention facility.
Fort Bliss, TX
Extensive renovation of buildings and from what patriots have been able to see, many of these buildings that are being renovated are being surrounded by razor wire.
Beaumont / Port Arthur area, TX
Hundreds of acres of federal camps already built on large-scale detention camp design, complete with the double rows of chain link fencing with razor type concertina wire on top of each row. Some (but...
Fort Worth, TX
Federal prison under construction on the site of Carswell AFB.
Millard County, UT
WWII Japanese camp. (Renovated?)
Ft Douglas, UT
This "inactive" military reservation has a renovated WWII concentration camp.
Brigham City, UT
Migratory Bird Refuge - West of Brigham City - contains a WWII internment camp that was built before the game preserve was established.
Cedar City, UT
Cedar City - east of city - no data available.
Wendover, UT
WWII internment camp may be renovated.
Skull Valley, UT
Southwestern Camp William property - east of the old bombing range. Camp was accidentally discovered by a man and his son who were rabbit hunting; they were discovered and apprehended. SW of Tooele.
Fort AP Hill, VA
Rex 84 / FEMA facility. Estimated capacity 45,000.
Petersburg, VA
Federal satellite prison camp, south of Richmond.
Beckley, WV
Former WWII detention camp that is now converted into an active federal prison complexe capable of holding several times their current populations.
Alderson, WV
Former WWII detention camp that is now converted into an active federal prison complexe capable of holding several times their current populations. Alderson is presently a women's federal reformatory...
Lewisburg, WV
Former WWII detention camp that is now converted into an active federal prison complexe capable of holding several times their current populations.
Morgantown, WV
Federal prison camp located in northern WV; just north of Kingwood.
Mill Creek, WV
FEMA detention facility.
Kingwood, WV
Newly built detention camp at Camp Dawson Army Reservation. More data needed on Camp Dawson
Tacoma, WA
SeaTac Airport: fully operational federal transfer center.
Okanogan County, WA
Borders Canada and is a site for a massive concentration camp capable of holding hundreds of thousands of people for slave labor. This is probably one of the locations that will be used to hold hard c...
Sand Point Naval Station, WA
FEMA detention center used actively during the 1999 WTO protests to classify prisoners.
Ft. Lewis / McChord AFB, WA
This is one of several sites that may be used to ship prisoners overseas for slave labor.
Ft McCoy, WI
Rex 84 facility with several complete interment compounds.
Oxford, WI
Federal prison & satellite camp and FEMA detention facility.
Heart Mountain, WY
Park County N. of Cody - WWII Japanese interment camp ready for renovation.
Laramie, WY
FEMA detention facility.
Lyman, WY
Southwest - near Lyman - FEMA detention facility.
 
The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a "mass 
exodus" of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be 
quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA. Rex 84 
allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into 
prisons. http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=734.0;wap2

Published: 04 May, 2012, 20:25

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After reporting this week on a Pentagon-created plan for interning activists at re-education camps, questions were asked about the US Army manual that allegedly outlines the resettling of US citizens. Can Americans be sent to propaganda prisons?

Now as more and more news organizations are investigating the recently unearthed military manual, FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations, verification is coming in that the callous plans to populate military camps in the US and abroad are not only authentic, but indeed establishes blueprints for putting the country’s own citizens into guarded Army detainment centers.

“They always tell the media that it’s for disasters — domestically — or foreign wars and putting people in camps like Abu Ghraib in Iraq or Camp X-Ray in Cuba, but now more and more documents are coming out confirming what I’ve already had from sources and my researching into this,” radio host Alex Jones tells RT. According to Jones, he has seen the Pentagon refit old military bases into camps through the Emergency Centers Establishment Act “to prepare them for, quote, ‘emergencies,’” but there is way more than the government isn’t saying.

“I’ve been to the drills and I noticed that they were training with the role players to put American political dissidents in them,” Jones says about sending US civilians into the camps.

“I witnessed marines training to confiscate firearms on the West Coast and to put Americans both on the left and the right into camps and even segregate them according to their different political persuasions,” adds Jones.

Jones continues that Pentagon officials have informed him in the past about plans to re-educate political activists by armed enforcers, but the leaking of the elusive document confirms what he has been cautioned of in the past.

“Now we have an Army document that dovetails with huge increased spending, hiring tens of thousands of people in the military to specifically be internment camp officers.”

After combing through the 300-plus pages of 3-39.40, the website Infowars also addresses questions over whether or not the manual would make it so that the US government could send its own citizens to reeducation camps. In their own analysis, the site singles out certain sections of the manual that specifically discuss not just “The authority to approve resettlement such operations within US territories,” but how, also, “US citizens will be confined separately from detainees” by being booked and processed according to their Social Security number.

“Last time I checked, the United States Social Security Administration was not responsible for handing out social security numbers to people in Afghanistan or Iraq,” explains Infowar’s Paul Joseph Watson.

As if the text of the paper wasn’t enough, Watson breaks it down for those that are still skeptic that the American military would want to imprison its own citizens and install in them an “appreciation of US policies and actions.”

“The time for denial is over. People spent weeks arguing over the ‘indefinite detention’ provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act, ignoring assertions by top scholars and legal experts that the kidnapping provisions did apply to U.S. citizens,” writes Watson. Sure enough, when US President Barack Obama signed the NDAA into law on December 31, he acknowledged that he had his own reservations about the provisions that provide for the indefinite detention of his own citizens without charge.

Now coupled with a leaked copy of the Internment and Resettlement Operations guide, it looks as if not only can the US imprison its own citizens that disagree with the government — but it has already laid out the rules.

“This isn’t just some contingency plan,” Alex Jones tells RT. “This is the manual.”



Military 'law enforcement battalions' activate

As the domestic police force is militarized,
the military takes on law enforcement role.

Soon enough, you'll have military conducting
roadblocks and checkpoints inside the
United States.

Oh, wait, that's already happening...

Video:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/11547.html

10 Signs That The Highways Of America Are Being Transformed Into A High Tech Prison Grid

June 6, 2012

http://www.blacklistednews.com/10_Signs_That_The_Highways_Of_America_Are_Being_Transformed_Into_A_High_Tech_Prison_Grid/19848/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The following is from a local news report down in Tennessee about how local authorities are working with VIPR teams to fight "terrorism" on the interstates....

You're probably used to seeing TSA's signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR).

"Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate," said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.

Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state.
TSA VIPR teams now conduct approximately 8,000 "unannounced security screenings" at subway stations, bus terminals, seaports and highway rest stops each year.
 

DHS warns returning servicemen are 'potential terrorists'
Southern Poverty Law Scam
Remember when the Department of Homeland Security warned police
that returning servicemen were 'potential terrorists'?

Every wonder where that lunacy came from?

We got to the bottom of it..

Video:


A WAKEUP CALL  
Civil War in time of trouble: http://www.timeoftrouble.com/ 
Ellen G. White wrote in 1899 (113 years ago as of 2012) - "
will result in a civil war" today means civil war is imminent:

“In India, China, Russia, and the cities of America, thousands of men and women are dying of starvation. The monied men, because they have the power, control the market. They purchase at low rates all they can obtain, and then sell at greatly increased prices. This means starvation to the poorer classes, and will (future tense when written in 1899 by EGW) result in a civil war. There will be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation, even to that same time; and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book. . . . Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” --Ms 114, 1899. (General manuscript, untitled, typed August 13, 1899.) {5MR 305.4} Click the following link to read the whole quote in context: 
Manuscript Releases Volume Five [Nos. 260-346], p. 305.4

"Poverty is coming upon this world, and there will be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. There will be wars and rumors of wars, and the faces of men will gather paleness. You may have to suffer distress; you may go hungry sometimes; but God will not forsake you in your suffering. He will test your faith. We are not to live to please ourselves. We are here to manifest Christ to the world, to represent Him and His power to mankind.—Manuscript 37, 1894.

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” Often the follower of Christ is brought where he cannot serve God and carry forward his worldly enterprises. Perhaps it appears that obedience to some plain requirement of God will cut off his means of support. Satan would make him believe that he must sacrifice his conscientious convictions. But the only thing in our world upon which we can rely isthe word of God. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33. Even in this life it is not for our good to depart from the will of our Father in heaven. When we learn the power of His word, we shall not follow the suggestions of Satan in order to obtain food or to save our lives. Our only questions will be, What is God’s command? and what His promise? Knowing these, we shall obey the one, and trust the other.
In the last great conflict of the controversy with Satan those who are loyal to God will see every earthly support cut off. The Desire of Ages, p. 121.2

https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/should-the-remnant-of-god-be-armed-with-guns

Time to Rely on God’s Word—In the wilderness, when all means of sustenance failed, God sent His people manna from heaven; and a sufficient and constant supply was given. This provision was to teach them that while they trusted in God, and walked in His ways, He would not forsake them. The Saviour now practiced the lesson He had taught to Israel. By the word of God, succor had been given to the Hebrew host, and by the same word it would be given to Jesus. He awaited God’s time to bring relief. He was in the wilderness in obedience to God, and He would not obtain food by following the suggestions of Satan. In the presence of the witnessing universe, He testified that it is a less calamity to suffer whatever may befall, than to depart in any manner from the will of God.

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” Often the follower of Christ is brought where he cannot serve God and carry forward his worldly enterprises. Perhaps it appears that obedience to some plain requirement of God will cut off his means of support. Satan would make him believe that he must sacrifice his conscientious convictions. But the only thing in our world upon which we can rely, is the Word of God. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
EVANGELISM, PAGE 241

 God Almighty will ultimately win the war. As Daniel 2 says, clay and iron will not adhere together in the final one hour stand of the New World Order. Satan and his agents are in for a surprise. Praise to our Lord and God Jehovah. Let us be faithful to Him so we can be delivered from the enslavement of the enemy of all righteousness.

The Good News for God’s People and the Bad News for the Bilderberg’s and the World Elitist Who Worship Satan and Their New World Order That Will Hold Together for One Hour

Daniel saw the New World Order in vision (Daniel 2:31-49). It is the fourth and last kingdom beginning with verse 40. The ten toes denote the 10 divisions of the last kingdom world order as do the ten horns of Revelation 17.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dave Greene <devon@oigp.net>
Date: Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 6:15 PM
Subject: Fw: Crucial Report
To: 
I HAVE NEVER SENT OUT ONE E-MAIL TO ALL THOSE IN MY ADDRESS BOOK.  I TRY TO SEPARATE THEM ACCORDING TO GROUPS, BUT THIS REPORT IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN WILL AFFECT EVERYONE EVERYWHERE.  THE IMPLICATIONS ARE FOR ALL, REGARDLESS OF YOUR BELIEF SYSTEM.  THAT IS WHY I DECIDED TO SEND IT TO ALL AND LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY.  IF YOU CONSIDER IT IN THE "FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH DEPARTMENT" THAT IS YOUR CHOICE.  IF YOU DON'T AGREE THAT IS ALSO YOUR CHOICE.  MANY ARE FOCUSED ON 2012 AS THE TIME OF MOMENTOUS EVENTS.  TIME WILL VERY SOON TELL. 
 
MY TAKE ON IT ALL:                           
 
IF THERE WAS EVER A REPORT THAT SHOULD BE A WAKEUP CALL TO ALL AMERICANS WHO THINK THAT AMERICA WILL RECOVER AND THERE IS LOTS  OF TIME FOR THIS OLD WORLD.  THIS IS IT.  IT SPELLS OUT THE DEMISE OF AMERICA BY THOSE WHO ARE MAKING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.  GOD ALLOWS THINGS TO LEAK OUT SO PEOPLE ARE NOT TAKEN BY SURPRISE AND TO ME THIS IS ONE OF THOSE EVENT PREDICTIONS.  THE RUMBLINGS ARE ALL AROUND US IN EVERYTHING WE SEE AND  HEAR.  
 
THIS REPORT SUBSTANTIATES AND REINFORCES TO ME THE GOD ORDAINED DREAM OF PASTOR JACK DARNELL IN 1980 ABOUT A BLACK TYRANT PRESIDENT AT THE END OF TIME.  HE WAS SHOWN THAT HE WOULD END UP BEING A TYRANNT.
 
GOD WILL NOT KEEP THOSE WHO LOVE HIM IN THE DARK!  AS PART OF HIS ARMY, HE WILL KEEP HIS TROOPS INFORMED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN IT IS TIME, ALL FOR THE PURPOSE OF WARNING AND WAKING UP THE SLEEPING SAINTS TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER WITH THE LORD.  THERE IS NO GOOD FUTURE ON EARTH ANYMORE.  THE END IS OH SO NEAR!  I REJOICE HE THINKS SO MUCH OF US THAT HE KEEPS US INFORMED AHEAD OF TIME SO WE ARE NOT TAKEN BY SURPRISE WITHOUT OIL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR LAMPS. 
 
REJOICE FOR OUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH!  NO TIME FOR FEAR FOR GOD HAS PROMISED US PROTECTION AND HIS PROMISES ARE SURE.  IT IS TIME TO REJOICE FOR HE IS COMING TO TAKE US HOME OUT OF THIS HORRIBLE WORLD!
 
FOR YOUR REFLECTION AND ENCOURAGEMENT,  DAVE    


 

- Doug Hagmann Tuesday, May 8, 2012

 

The Contact
It was not the proverbial 3:00 a.m. phone call,....

About Rosebud

Just a little bit here about my source and his “super-secret code name.” I’ve known this government insider since 1979,.....

The information

It began on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 with a 45-minute interview on TruNews with Rick Wiles .....

According to my source, there is talk among the highest levels of the uppermost echelon of the Department of Homeland Security, which he describes as effectively under the control of Barack Hussein Obama. During this call, he said that the DHS is actively preparing for massive social unrest inside the United States. He then corrected himself, stating that “a civil war” is the more appropriate term. Certain elements of the government are not only expecting and preparing for it, they are actually facilitating it,” stated my source.

“The DHS takes their marching orders from the Obama administration, from Obama himself, but mostly from his un-appointed czars. And Jarrett, especially Valerie Jarrett. Don’t think for a minute that the administration is doing anything to stabilize events in the U.S. They are revolutionaries, and revolutionaries thrive on chaos,” he added.

My source stated that he has not seen things this bad since he began working within DHS. “It’s like they [DHS agency heads] don’t care about what the American people see or feel about what the DHS agencies are doing. They figure that if the average American will put up with being “sexually groped and nuked” just to fly, they’ll accept almost anything. “That’s why their actions are becoming more overt. “It’s in your face and the brass actually chuckle about it” said my source.


Example:
Months after the Feds raided the Gibson Guitar factories in
Tennessee the government has still not leveled any charges against
the company.
Originally it was claimed that Gibson was using illegally purchased
wood from Madagascar and India to make their fret boards.
The Departments of Homeland Security and Fish & Wildlife raided the
factories, sent workers home, and confiscated wood materials, but
by not pressing any charges they are denying the company the chance
to defend itself in court and get their confiscated materials back.
Interestingly enough, another guitar company using the same wood
from the same sources was not raided, but then that company donates
money to the party in power.
Here's an update on the Great Gibson Guitar Raid...
Video:
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/9632.html


New Information

Astounded by the information my source provided “going viral,” I spoke to him again early Sunday morning. This was a scheduled telephone call (as noted on page 2 of my notes) based on a high level meeting of DHS personnel that was scheduled for and took place in Chantilly, Virginia, on Saturday, 5 May 2012. He hoped to provide me with more information to supplement that which he already given. Although he was not personally present, his source was. While he would not say who was at the meeting on Saturday or give its precise location, he said that the many of the names would be recognizable. He spoke to his source late Saturday night.

I contacted him on his cellular phone early Sunday morning to get the promised update.....

......“I can tell you word is getting out that people are starting to wake up, which is causing a lot of ‘pissed off brass.’ I can’t tell if they are more desperate or upset about the exposure, but the tone is starting to become a lot more tense. I hope that we’re having something to do with that,” he added......

.......The following information includes the updated information provided to me Sunday morning.

 

Obama the revolutionary

Metaphorically speaking, there’s a revolution going on in the U.S., propped up by three legs. Economic chaos, chaos through racial division, and chaos through class division, all joined by one core element: Barack Hussein Obama and his stable of unelected czars. Obama is using the lessons learned in 1968 as the template for 2012, and many of those who were active in the late 1960s are now calling the shots for 2012.

“The Obama administration and many of the unelected ‘czars,’ either directly or indirectly, are engaged in covert activities with the occupy movement, various labor protests, and other subversive activities inside the U.S.,” stated my source. Using untracked campaign funds, they are paying people to infiltrate the various movements to cause physical destruction of property and disrupt commerce. That began last year, but has increased ten-fold already this year,” stated this source. He added that they are using some lower level DHS agents to make the payments under the context of tracking subversives, but they are the unwitting subversives. “It’s like Fast & Furious” but in the social realm,” he added.

 “Obama is using some high profile people as pawns to foment the revolution. I heard several times through very credible sources that [Louis] Farrakhan is on the CIA payroll. Others have been named as well, but I’m not prepared to identify them yet. Farrakhan is to coordinate the Blacks and the Muslims to prepare for riots this summer, using any means necessary.”

 “Mentioned at the meeting Saturday were methods to use pawns to simulate the rioting in the Arab Spring countries, but to the benefit of this administration. A controlled chaos thing,” stated my source. They envision rioting starting in the urban areas first, such as New York and other major cities, followed by a disruption of business and commerce. This will allow the DHS to mobilize their various teams into the streets of America without objection of the people,” stated my source.

 “They want to restrict travel, if not through high energy prices, then by checkpoints and curfews mandated by rioting and unrest. They understand we are the most well-armed nation in the world, yet they are aware of our vulnerabilities and intend to fully exploit them,” he added. The whole purpose is to keep Obama in office for another term, no matter how unpopular he is, as he is not finished changing our country from a Constitutional Republic. This is the run-up to the 2012 elections, or perhaps causing enough chaos to delay them - indefinitely.”

One statement that rattled me more than anything was that a great number of those already in power, whether in appointed or elected positions, actually want to see Obama stay in power, according to this source. “This is what we’ve been working toward and we’re closer now than we’ve ever been. If we lose now, we might not have another chance.”

This chilling common goal also explains the lack of interest in the Constitutional legitimacy of Obama. It is common knowledge that Obama is not an American, and neither is his agenda. Of course, criticism of his bona-fides feeds into the cries of racism, despite the massive fraud perpetrated on the American people. Party lines are meaningless when the common objective is the revolutionary overtaking of America.

Obama, the professor of Keynesian economics

“The Obama administration is working closely with Bernanke, Geithner and others not to save our economy, but to outright destroy it. He is not the first or only one to try this, but the most effective and most vetted for that purpose. Do you actually think that the fact that Timothy Geithner’s father worked with Obama’s mother in Indonesia was coincidental,” stated my source rhetorically. “What we’re seeing now is the fourth quarter of a game that started long ago, which also currently involves the Clintons. Obama would not be where he is if it were not for the Clintons, and to a lesser extent, Bush, but that’s for other reasons. Don’t be fooled, the Clintons never left or lost power,” he added.

“There are file drawers full of papers, heavily guarded papers at the ‘TEC building’ so I can only imagine what’s in them, about international financial dealings going back decades. I do know, or at least I was told, that they involve organizations that are the so-called conspiracy fringe groups, such as the Bilderberg group, the Trilateral Commission, and people including George Soros, Henry Kissinger, and current leaders of big industry. Some are fossils. They’ve been around a long time. Others are up-and-coming. They’ve got one thing in common, though, and that is to put in place a global system of governance, including a common currency. Economics is a huge part of this revolution, and they want to replace the dollar, to see it collapse. They expect, that is, they are working toward this very goal, and when this happens, it will cause chaos like never seen before in the history of this country.”

 “Why do you think Jon Corzine is not only walking around, but heavily involved in Obama fundraising? They know it’s just a matter of time that Europe will implode economically, and when it does, start counting the days before we see massive hyperinflation and the ultimate collapse of the U.S. dollar,” stated this insider. “What will it look like in the streets of America when the general population realizes that there is no money? That’s right, chaos.”

Obama & the planned racial divide

According to this insider, the Trayvon Martin case is just the tip of the iceberg. “You certainly don’t have to be a genius to understand how Obama and his team played the public on this issue, and it’s far from over. But that’s not the sole element of what we’ll see this summer.”

“Remember the shots fired at the White House not too long ago?” asked my source. There was an element of outrage that was squandered, according to ‘team Obama.’ In fact, Obama and some of his closest advisors, especially [Valerie] Jarrett were incredibly angered that the outrage was seemingly tempered. It should have been an opportunity to use our force against the Tea Parties, the gun clingers, the Constitutionalists, and everyone who has complained about Obama. DHS should have stepped in right then, and used that event to start the clampdown,” this source stated about White House comments.  This source stated that from that point on, the DHS must become more responsive and aggressive.

Watch for a false flag event against Obama or his family, something that will outrage ‘black America.’ It will be carefully choreographed, but executed in a manner that will evoke the ugliest of reactions and create racial chaos in this country that will make the Watts riots, 1968 and the Rodney King riots pale in comparison. That’s the third leg in this.”

The planned end-game

Does Obama look worried about the upcoming elections? Look at his lavish vacations, his limited work schedule, and those with whom he is working. This is a very dangerous man who has, as his closest advisors, people who have orchestrated the revolutions of the 1960s. They know the “trigger points” in America.

The Obama administration, including his czars and along with his closet Progressive supporters, are planning a manufactured insurgency against America. He is using the media to his advantage to garner both sympathy and support for his unfinished goals. He is desperately seeking a way to remain in office, even if it means the surreal prospect of an indefinite postponement of elections - if it can be pulled off. So far, he’s got the support of the majority of the DHS “brass” behind him, according to my source.

 “They’re power hungry, and they want to remain in charge,” stated this source.

 

The “surreal” aspect of suspended elections won’t look so surreal when you see any or all of the “trigger points” take place in the not-so-distant future.

 “The end-game plan for America is its destruction as a Constitutional Republic, with the assistance of the agencies under the umbrella of the DHS.”

My sourced stated one more thing that seemed to tie things together. He urged me to recall the quote by Henry Kissinger who was speaking at a Bilderberg meeting at Evian, France, on 21 May 1992:

 Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government.

That threat need not be from beyond. All it might take is a world of starving, broke and desperate people.

Note: My source promised more information at a later time. Stay tuned.

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We are now going to be brought into the "wilderness" like the Israelite Hebrew host leaving Egypt was and Jesus was, so God can plead with His children face to face. When God says "Seek my face" His people will say "Thy face Lord will I seek." The Ten Commandments will be a ring of fire or protection shielding and surrounding God's people like the pillar of clouds was a light at night and a shade from the sun by day...by following the Ten Commandments God will lead His people into the promised land.

     Shall all the efforts that Heaven has made to restore in the human race the image of God be in vain because men teach for doctrines the commandments of men? Shall we sell our Lord, in order to be in harmony with the rebellious multitude? Shall our names be recorded in heaven as the names of those who have corrupted the way of the Lord? Shall we be of that number who say, "Lord, Lord," but refuse to do his will? Shall we be among those who present their supposedly good works to God, because they think he needs to be reminded of his duty toward them? He, the God of heaven, will one day present their own case before them, and they will see clearly that they were the ones who needed to be reminded.  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 17}  

August 9, 1898 The True, or the False?
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     "What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid." The apostle decidedly denies the assertion: "Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead."  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 1}  


     What is sin?--It is the result of Satan's administration. It is his work to make of no effect the law of God. He is determined that man shall do what God has forbidden him to do. By his deceptive, artful temptations, he strives to make men disobey. This he did with Adam and Even in Eden, and this he will continue to do till the close of time.  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 2}  


     "For I was alive without the law once," Paul continues; "but when the commandment came, sin revived, and [the law died?--No] I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me." But because of this does Paul say, I am opposed to the commandment?--No; he declares : "Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good."  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 3}  


     "Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful." Here we are plainly shown that the commandments of God are true and righteous, and that they are to be honored and obeyed. Right down on this side of the crucifixion, Paul declares, "Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good."  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 4}  


     Satan has invented thousands of errors to counterfeit God's truth. And the false paths that he has made have been followed as if they were paths of right. Thousands of false steps he has taken, and men seem eager to endorse the false, rather than to follow the path of truth and righteousness.  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 5}  


     Counterfeits are made so as to resemble the true as nearly as possible. The Lord has specified the seventh day as the day that is to be kept holy. He has said, "Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it." This day is God's great memorial, established to celebrate the work of creation. On this day God rested, sanctifying and blessing it as the day of his rest.  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 6}  


     But a false sabbath has been instituted. Who instituted it?--The man of sin, who has thought to change times and laws. The world has turned from the true and living God to serve an idol, but because of this has Satan accomplished what he desired?--No; the Lord's word reads just as it did when it was given. Satan's counterfeits do not bear God's signature. Though every son and daughter of Adam should endorse these falsehoods, God's truth would not be annihilated. Not the smallest jot or tittle of the law has ever been given over to Satan, to be manipulated according to his fancy. If this could have been done, it would have been when the matter was first agitated in the heavenly courts. But there the first intimation of a change in God's law was met by a decided No. This led to a battle in heaven, and Satan, next to Christ the most exalted being in the heavenly courts, was overcome, and with his sympathizers cast out of heaven. Thus it was shown that Satan was not in the right, and that God had not abrogated or changed his law. This law is the transcript of his character; and throughout the eternal ages it will remain Yea and Amen, perfect and unalterable, without variableness or shadow of turning.  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 7}  


     The principles of God's law are contained in the two precepts, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself." When we realize this, there will be a searching after truth, a deep conviction of the far-reaching claims of God's law.  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 8}  
     That law takes cognizance of the thoughts of the heart, as well as of the actions of the life. A man may be a lawbreaker in heart, yet if the outward action is wanting, he is treated as loyal by the world. He may in heart be an adulterer, yet by his fellow men he may be regarded as possessing great integrity. But God's law looks into the secrets of the heart, and pours a flood of light on things that have been buried in darkness. Why, then, do not the teachers of the people search for truth as for hidden treasure? Why do they not humble their souls in the dust, lest they be deceived, as were Adam and Eve in Eden?  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 9}  


     By his deceptions, Satan has led the people away from God. The sayings of men are exalted above the word of God. The world has accepted a false sabbath, discarding the holy, sanctified day of the Lord of hosts. Men have shut themselves away from the light, saying, by word and action, Seek no further. And God says, Shall I not judge for these things? Why do not the religious teachers of today instruct the people regarding the traitorous movement that Satan has made in putting a common working-day in the place of the day that God has set apart as holy?  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 10} 


     The fourth commandment is the only one to which "remember" is prefixed. God says, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." Do not forget it. "Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord your God. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the Lord." The Lord presents himself as the authority for his requirements. There is to be no departure from the word of God in order to exalt the word of man. God is authority and what he says is to be done.  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 11}  


     The whole matter centers here. Obedience means eternal life; disobedience means eternal death. Error never becomes truth, though it may be hoary with age. Then shall intelligent beings decide that in this world, to which Satan was banished as an exile, God has given the rebel what he claimed and failed to gain in heaven? Shall the professed Christian churches change leaders, taking a "Thus saith Satan" in the place of a "Thus saith the Lord"?  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 12}  


     When there is so much at stake, why do not those who claim to be God's delegated messengers go to the Word of life, and make honest, wise, prayerful research, saying, We will know what saith the Lord in this matter? If the search is undertaken in the spirit of Christ, it will be awarded. But if the teachers of the people echo the words of the great apostate, it will be found to their shame and ruin; and they will carry with them those whom they have deceived, as Satan in his rebellion carried out of the heavenly courts those who accepted his words instead of the words of God.  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 13}  


     Sin lies at the door of those who do not allow their ignorance to be expelled by the rays of light from God's word. They are doing what the Jews did in the days of Christ,--teaching for doctrine the commandments of men. By their actions they say, We do not wish to be disturbed. Let us alone. Do not disturb our peace. To God's messengers, sent to them with words of warning and reproof, they say, "Art thou he that troubleth Israel?"  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 14}  


     God purchased men by giving his only begotten Son to die for them. If those who claim to be light-bearers in the world lead the people in paths of transgression, they are not only answerable for their own souls, but for the souls of those whom they mislead. By their profession of sanctity, they lead the unwary into disobedience, and their names are recorded on the books of heaven as workers of iniquity. God will not accept the inventions of men who in their work enter the inner circle of God, where only the Holy One, whose form is that of the Son of God, has a right to tread. In the great day of judgment, what will those who have taken sides with the apostate plead as an excuse for their conduct? How contemptible to them will appear the sparks which they have kindled, in contrast with the holy fire of God's kindling!  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 15}  


     Sin is the most fearful thing in the whole universe. So fearful is it that it could be pardoned only by the sacrifice of the Son of the infinite God. If unpardoned, it must be followed by eternal death. There is a time coming when every unrepentant transgressor of God's law will know what it means to be a sinner, standing in God's sight uncovered, without the robe of Christ's righteousness, and with a full sense that there is no power in the law to save the transgressor.  {RH, August 9, 1898 par. 16}  


     God will say to all such, Why did you not keep sacred my memorial of creation? Why did you not hear my warnings? "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." He who ventures to corrupt truth and exalt error,--he who sells his intellect or integrity at any price, in order to gain worldly advantage,--will one day be denied in sorrow. 

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A Little Time of Trouble

A Time of Trouble Before Probation Closes

On page 33 [of Early Writings ] is given the following: ". . . At the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully."

This view was given in 1847 when there were but very few of the Advent brethren observing the Sabbath, and of these but few supposed that its observance was of sufficient importance to draw a line between the people of God and unbelievers. Now the fulfilment of that view is beginning to be seen. "The commencement of that time of trouble," here mentioned, does not refer to the time when the plagues shall begin to be poured out, but to a short period just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary. At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in check so as not to prevent the work of the third angel.--EW 85, 86 (1854).

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The End of Religious Liberty in the United States

The law of God, through the agency of Satan, is to be made void. In our land of boasted freedom religious liberty will come to an end. The contest will be decided over the Sabbath question, which will agitate the whole world.--Ev 236 (1875).

A great crisis awaits the people of God. Very soon our nation will attempt to enforce upon all the observance of the first day of the week as a sacred day. In doing this they will not scruple to compel men against the voice of their own conscience to observe the day the nation declares to be the Sabbath.--RH Extra, Dec. 11, 1888.

Seventh-day Adventists will fight the battle over the seventh-day Sabbath. The authorities in the United States and in other countries will rise up in their pride and power and make laws to restrict religious  liberty.--Ms 78, 1897.

The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience.--GC 588 (1911).

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Church and State Oppose God's People

All who will not bow to the decree of the national councils and obey the national laws to exalt the sabbath instituted by the man of sin, to the disregard of God's holy day, will feel, not the oppressive power of popery alone, but of the Protestant world, the image of the beast.--2SM 380 (1886).

Those religious bodies who refuse to hear God's messages of warning will be under strong deception and will unite with the civil power to persecute the saints. The Protestant churches will unite with the papal power in persecuting the commandment-keeping people of God. . . .

This lamb-like power unites with the dragon in making war upon those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.--14MR 162 (1899).

The church appeals to the strong arm of civil power, and in this work papists and Protestants unite.--GC 607 (1911).  

Before the Courts

Those who live during the last days of this earth's history will know what it means to be persecuted for the truth's sake. In the courts injustice will prevail. The judges will refuse to listen to the reasons of those who are loyal to the commandments of God because they know the arguments in favour of the fourth

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commandment are unanswerable. They will say, "We have a law, and by our law he ought to die." God's law is nothing to them. "Our law" with them is supreme. Those who respect this human law will be favoured, but those who will not bow to the idol sabbath have no favours shown them.--ST May 26, 1898.  

In cases where we are brought before the courts, we are to give up our rights, unless it brings us in collision with God. It is not our rights we are pleading for, but God's right to our service.--5MR 69 (1895).  

Adventists Will Be Treated With Contempt

The same masterful mind that plotted against the faithful in ages past is still seeking to rid the earth of those who fear God and obey His law. . . .

Wealth, genius, education, will combine to cover them with contempt. Persecuting rulers, ministers, and church members will conspire against them. With voice and pen, by boasts, threats, and ridicule, they will seek to overthrow their faith.--5T 450 (1885).

There will come a time when, because of our advocacy of Bible truth, we shall be treated as traitors.--6T 394 (1900).

Those who honour the Bible Sabbath will be denounced as enemies of law and order, as breaking down the moral restraints of society, causing anarchy and corruption, and calling down the judgements of God upon the earth. Their conscientious scruples will

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be pronounced obstinacy, stubbornness, and contempt of authority. They will be accused of disaffection toward the government.--GC 592 (1911).

All who in that evil day would fearlessly serve God according to the dictates of conscience, will need courage, firmness, and a knowledge of God and His Word, for those who are true to God will be persecuted, their motives will be impugned, their best efforts misinterpreted, and their names cast out as evil.--AA 431, 432 (1911).

All Kinds of Persecution 

The persecutions of Protestants by Romanism, by which the religion of Jesus Christ was almost annihilated, will be more than rivalled when Protestantism and popery are combined.--3SM 387 (1889).  

Satan has a thousand masked batteries which will be opened upon the loyal, commandment-keeping people of God to compel them to violate conscience.--Letter 30a, 1892.  

We need not be surprised at anything that may take place now. We need not marvel at any developments of horror. Those who trample under their unholy feet the law of God have the same spirit as had the men who insulted and betrayed Jesus. Without any compunctions of conscience they will do the deeds of their father the devil.--3SM 416 (1897).

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Let those who desire to be refreshed in mind and instructed in the truth study the history of the early church during and immediately following the Day of Pentecost. Study carefully in the book of Acts the experiences of Paul and the other apostles, for God's people in our day must pass through similar experiences.--PC 118 (1907).

Every Earthly Support Will Be Cut Off

Hoarded wealth will soon be worthless. When the decree shall go forth that none shall buy or sell except they have the mark of the beast, very much means will be of no avail. God calls for us now to do all in our power to send forth the warning to the world.--RH March 21, 1878.

The time is coming when we cannot sell at any price. The decree will soon go forth prohibiting men to buy or sell of any man save him that hath the mark of the beast. We came near having this realised in California a short time since, but this was only the threatening of the blowing of the four winds. As yet they are held by the four angels. We are not just ready. There is a work yet to be done, and then the angels will be bidden to let go, that the four winds may blow upon the earth.--5T 152 (1882).

In the last great conflict in the controversy with Satan those who are loyal to God will see every earthly  support cut off. Because they refuse to break His law in obedience to earthly powers they will be forbidden to buy or sell.--DA 121, 122 (1898).

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Satan says . . . "For fear of wanting food and clothing they will join with the world in transgressing God's law. The earth will be wholly under my dominion."--PK 183, 184 (c. 1914). 

Some Are Imprisoned for Their Faith Some will be imprisoned because they refuse to desecrate the Sabbath of the Lord.--PC 118 (1907).

As the defenders of truth refuse to honour the Sunday-sabbath some of them will be thrust into prison, some will be exiled, some will be treated as slaves. To human wisdom all this now seems impossible, but as the restraining Spirit of God shall be withdrawn from men and they shall be under the control of Satan, who hates the divine precepts, there will be strange developments. The heart can be very cruel when God's fear and love are removed.--GC 608 (1911).

If we are called to suffer for Christ's sake, we shall be able to go to prison trusting in Him as a little child trusts in its parents. Now is the time to cultivate faith in God.--OHC 357 (1892).

Many Will Be Put to Death

The best thing for us is to come into close connection with God and, if He would have us be martyrs for the truth's sake, it may be the means of bringing many more into the truth.--3SM 420 (1886).

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Many will be imprisoned, many will flee for their lives from cities and towns, and many will be martyrs for  Christ's sake in standing in defence of the truth.--3SM 397 (1889).

There is a prospect before us of a continued struggle, at the risk of imprisonment, loss of property and  even of life itself, to defend the law of God.--5T 712 (1889).

Men will be required to render obedience to human edicts in violation of the divine law. Those who are true to God will be menaced, denounced, proscribed. They will be "betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends," even unto death.--PK 588 (c. 1914).

We are not to have the courage and fortitude of martyrs of old until brought into the position they were in. . . . Should there be a return of persecution there would be grace given to arouse every energy of the soul to show a true heroism.--OHC 125 (1889).

The disciples were not endowed with the courage and fortitude of the martyrs until such grace was needed.--DA 354 (1898).

How to Stand Firm Under Persecution

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us and putting forth the utmost efforts to bring us into hard places, hoping we will deny our faith. But we may trust our hand in the hand of Christ amid darkness and peril.--Mar 197 (1889).

The only way in which men will be able to stand firm in the conflict is to be rooted and grounded in Christ. They must receive the truth as it is in Jesus. And it is only as the truth is presented thus that it can meet the wants of the soul. The preaching of Christ crucified, Christ our righteousness, is what satisfies the soul's hunger. When we secure the interest of the people in this great central truth, faith and hope and courage come to the heart.--GCDB Jan. 28, 1893.

Many, because of their faith, will be cut off from house and heritage here, but if they will give their hearts to Christ, receiving the message of His grace, and resting upon their Substitute and Surety, even the Son of God, they may still be filled with joy.--ST June 2, 1898.

Persecution Scatters God's People

As enmity is aroused in various places against those who observe the Sabbath of the Lord, it may become  necessary for God's people to move from those places to places where they will not be so bitterly opposed.

God does not require His children to remain where, by the course of wicked men, their influence is made of no effect and their lives endangered. When liberty

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and life are imperilled it is not merely our privilege, it is our positive duty to go to places where the people are willing to hear the Word of life and where the opportunities for preaching the Word will be more favourable.--Ms 26, 1904.

The time is soon coming when God's people, because of persecution, will be scattered in many countries. Those who have received an all-round education will have the advantage where they are.--5MR 280 (1908).

Persecution Leads to Unity Among God's People

When the storm of persecution really breaks upon us, the true sheep will hear the true Shepherd's voice. Self-denying efforts will be put forth to save the lost, and many who have strayed from the fold will come back to follow the great Shepherd. The people of God will draw together and present to the enemy a united front. In view of the common peril strife for supremacy will cease, there will be no disputing as to who shall be accounted greatest.--6T 401 (1900).

A Crisis Makes God's Interference More Marked

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matters with nations, with families, and with individuals to come to a crisis that His interference might become marked. Then He has let the fact be known that there was a God in Israel who would sustain and vindicate His people.  

When the defiance of the law of Jehovah shall be almost universal, when His people shall be pressed in affliction by their fellow men, God will interpose. The fervent prayers of His people will be answered, for He loves to have His people seek Him with all their heart and depend upon Him as their Deliverer.--RH June 15, 1897.

For a time the oppressors will be permitted to triumph over those who know God's holy commandments. . . . To the last, God permits Satan to reveal his character as a liar, an accuser, and a murderer. Thus the final triumph of His people is made more marked, more glorious, more full and complete.--3SM 414 (1904).

Affliction Purifies God's People

Soon there is to be trouble all over the world. It becomes everyone to seek to know God. We have no time to delay. . . .

God's love for His church is infinite. His care over His heritage is unceasing. He suffers no affliction to come upon the church but such as is essential for her purification, her present and eternal good. He will purify His church even as He purified the temple at the beginning and close of His ministry on earth. All that He brings upon the church in test and trial comes

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that His people may gain deeper piety and more strength to carry the triumphs of the cross to all parts of  the world.--9T 228 (1909).

Afflictions, crosses, temptations, adversity, and our varied trials are God's workmen to refine us, sanctify us, and fit us for the heavenly garner.--3T 115 (1872).


I guess we are not paying our fair share. Rush L.  brought this out about 2 1/2 years ago but it is a good reminder what is coming up.
 

Subject: FW: What does this word mean?

The word 'Dhimmitude" is found in the new health care bill; so what does it mean? 

Thought this was interesting and worth passing on. 

Dhimmitude -- What does it mean? 

Obama used it in the health care bill. Now isn't this interesting?  It is used in the health care law. 

Dhimmitude -- I had never heard the word until now. Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting. It's on page 107 of the healthcare bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists.. It is a REAL word. 

Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.
 
ObamaCare allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking", and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this.

How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance.

Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. This is Dhimmitude. 

I recommend sending this on to your contacts. American citizens need to know about it -- 


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 <http://snopes.com/: Health Insurance Exemptions
 
Apr 13, 2010 ... Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations ... The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia ...
 
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Every American Chipped by 2013 --  Hidden Obamacare Secret: “RFID Chip Implants” Mandatory for All by March 23, 2013 

Republican Congressman Ron Paul from Texas, states on his website:
"Buried deep within the over 1,000 pages of the massive US Health Care Bill (PDF) in a “non-discussed” section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521— National Medical Device Registry, and which states its purpose as…….. He quotes that part of the law and then goes on to say: "In “real world speak”, according to this report, this new law, when fully implemented, provides the framework for making the United States the first Nation in the World to require each and every one of its citizens to have implanted in them a radio-frequency identification microchip for the purpose of controlling who is, or isn't, allowed medical care in their country".

Read the entire story at: http://www.patriotactionnetwork.com/forum/topics/another-hidden-secret-in 
And now we come to it. On Sunday March 21, 2010 the Senate Healthcare bill HR3200 was passed and signed into law the following Tuesday. Like I said before, there are a legion of horrible and just plain evil aspects to this bill and I’m sure you’ve heard a lot them by now. I don’t want to discount them but what cannot be missed here is this new law now opens a prophetic door on a magnitude not seen since the reformation of Israel.

This new law requires an RFID chip implanted in all of us. This chip will not only contain your personal information with tracking capability but it will also be linked to your bank account. And get this, Page 1004 of the new law (dictating the timing of this chip), reads, and I quote: "Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment". It is now the law of the land that by March 23rd 2013 we will all be required to have an RFID chip underneath our skin and this chip will be link to our bank accounts as well as have our personal records and tracking capability built into it.

In just a minute I’m going to show you the black and white of the law itself and you can see it with your own eyes and wonder why an event of this magnitude which is nothing less than seismic in nature is met with little more than silence in the Christian community.

Is it now starting to dawn on you just where exactly we are in prophecy? I’ll ask that question again in a minute and follow up on it, but now I want to show you the law itself. I’ve downloaded a PDF copy of HR3200 from the government's website so what I’m about to show you is from the bill itself its nothing that I’ve written. You can access it all and see it all for yourself straight from the source itself.

H.R. 3200 section 2521, Pg. 1001, paragraph 1.
The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that— ‘‘is or has been used in or on a patient; ‘‘and is— ‘‘a class III device; or ‘‘a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining.”
What exactly is a class II device that is implantable? As you saw earlier, it is the device approved by the FDA in 2004.
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act:
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuid%C5%A0
A class II implantable device is an "implantable radio frequency transponder system for patient identification and health information." The purpose of a class II device is to collect data in medical patients such as "claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary."
Going back to what we just looked at, the creation of the national medical device registry in section 2521, page 1002 line 5:
“In developing the registry, the secretary shall…”
And the law continues on with a laundry list of items that the secretary must do in the process of creating this registry. In this laundry list of items to do, Line 17, subparagraph B: "validating methods for analyzing patient safety and outcomes data from multiple sources and for linking such data with the information included in the registry as described in subparagraph (A)"
Going back to subparagraph A [right above subparagraph B], it says: “including in the registry, in a manner consistent with subsection (f), appropriate information to identify each device described in paragraph (1) by type, model, and serial number or other unique identifier;”
Don’t be confused by the intentional obfuscation and skillful wording, This law first creates the national device registry and then immediately list all the task the secretary of health and human services will have do in the process of creating this registry.
The very first two items in the list mandates that the secretary first gives a unique identification to each of the items listed in paragraph 1 which is:

‘‘a class III device; or ‘‘a class II device that is implantable.”

Then, the very next thing the secretary is to do is to create the process by which “patient safety and outcomes data from multiple sources”, which is electronic medical records, that are linked to these newly and uniquely identified items from paragraph 1 which are the class III and class II implantable devices.
Class III devises are items such as breast implants, pacemakers, heart valves, etc. A Class II device that is implantable is, as you seen from the FDA, an implantable radio frequency transponder, RFID chip. From breast implants, to pacemakers, to RFID chips which one is the only possible one that can used for the stated purpose in section B which is, “for linking such data with the information included in theregistry? As we know from subsection A, the information in the registry is the name of a device. In plain speak, we are in a clear way being told that our electronic medical records are going to be linked to a class II implantable device!

Continuing a few lines down in this same sectionsection B subsection ii on still on page 1002, the“patient safety and outcomes data from multiple sources”, that is to be linked is clearly spelled out as electronic medical records. It reads: “link data obtained under clause (i) with information in theregistry. Information in the registry is, as we know from subparagraph A, the name of the device. So what is the data obtained under clause i? Back up a few lines to clause i
It reads: “obtain access to disparate sources of patient safety and outcomes data, including Federal health-related electronic data”. Again, from breast implants, to pacemakers, to RFID chips which one is the only possible one that can used for the stated purpose in section B? That stated purpose is “for linking such data” and the such data is electronic medical records.
What we already have already seen in just the creation of this registry, is the device that will serve as the link, which is an RFID microchip that is categorized as a Class II implantable device, as well as what it will be the link for which is your electronic medical records.

In case the law wasn’t clear enough on that point, still in the laundry list of things to do a few more lines down on the next page, page 1005
“The Secretary to protect the public health; shall establish procedures to permit linkage of information submitted pursuant to subparagraph (A, remember subparagraph A is the class 2 implantable device reference) with patient safety and outcomes data obtained under paragraph (3, which is electronic medical records); and to permit analyses of linked data;”
Continuing on to page 1007, in the STANDARDS, IMPLEMENTATION CRITERIA, AND CERTIFICATION CRITERIA section, the secretary of health and human services is given full power to intact all mandates from the laundry list of to-do items in the creation process of the registry as well as dictate how the devises listed in the National Medical Device Registry are to be used and implemented.

"The Secretary of the Health Human Services, acting through the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, shall adopt standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use in certified electronic health records of a unique device identifier for each device described in paragraph 1 (National Medical Device Registry), if such an identifier is required by section 519(f) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360i(f)) for the device."
Now on Page 503, section E Lines 13-17 and I quote: "encourage, as appropriate, the development and use of clinical registries and the development of clinical effectiveness research data networks from electronic health records, post marketing drug and medical device surveillance efforts". Let me say that again, medical device surveillance efforts!
Now lets look at section 163 of HR3200, which gives the government a direct electronic access to your bank account which will work in conjunction with an implanted chip.
Page 58 Lines 5 through 15 reads:
(D) enable the real-time (or near real time) determination of an individual’s financial responsibility at the point of service and, to the extent possible, prior to service, including whether the individual is eligible for a specific service with a specific physician at a specific facility, which may include utilization of a machine-readable health plan beneficiary identity detection card; (E) enable, where feasible, near real-time adjudication of claims
What does this mean? It means that the government will give everybody a health ID card that contains a machine readable device (magnetic strip or RFID chip) similar to a credit card. Embedded in this chip or strip is your Health Identification Number. When you visit a medical provider, the medical claims will be processed while you are still in the office. The medical providers will be paid in real time. The portion that you owe will be deducted from your bank account, in real time, according to HR 3200.
Notice here in this part which is at the beginning of 2000 plus pages of the law, it is carefully worded“which may include utilization of a machine-readable health plan beneficiary identity detection card”. Here we are told that it may be a card. As you have already seen, deeper in the law [Sec. 2521 Pg. 1000] what this “may” utilize is clearly spelled out as a “class II device that is implantable”.

We can only speculate at this point why the law is set up this way. Most likely this section was written to account for the gap in time from when the process of chipping begins to when everyone has received a chip. A means of starting with a card for the sake of expedience while the process of chipping citizenry plays out. One thing is certain, the law mandates that within 3 years we will all have a chip under our skin that will serve this purpose.

Evidence of this logic is found in the deadline set for the start of the registry on page 1006.
"EFFECTIVE DATE.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall establish and beginimplementation of the registry under section 519(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as added by paragraph (1), by not later than the date that is 36 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, without regard to whether or not final regulations to establish and operate the registry have been promulgated by such date."

Also on page 259, this law requires the use of Electronic medical records system in all hospitals by 2012 which will leave a gap of at least a year before the class II implantable device is required.
Republican Congressman Ron Paul from Texas, states on his website:

Click here to open this page <http://www.dailypaul.com/node/105079>

"Buried deep within the over 1,000 pages of the massive US Health Care Bill (PDF) in a “non-discussed”section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521— National Medical Device Registry, and which states its purpose as…….. He quotes that part of the law and then goes on to say: "In “real world speak”, according to this report, this new law, when fully implemented, provides the framework for making the United States the first Nation in the World to require each and every one of its citizens to have implanted in them a radio-frequency identification microchip for the purpose of controlling who is, or isn’t, allowed medical care in their country".

That is from a currently serving member of congress. Cutting through all the political ease, the bottom line is that eventually if you want to participate in a government healthcare plan you will have to have this chip implanted in you. This law mandates that you have to have insurance and by virtue of this law guarantees that all private healthcare insurers will be driven out of business with only the government option left. We will be in a single payer system and you will have to have an imbedded chip to be a member of this system and it is mandatory that you be a part of this system.


Dear all,

The debate we had last night on TV may not matter at all if the following is to occur, according to well-informed sources: the total destruction of Washington, D.C. by American missiles. The signs are there. Just read below. Martial law may be declared and the elections may be canceled and a dictator (Obama?) will be installed
by the New World Order (NWO).

We need to pray to God earnestly and constantly that He will hold the winds of strife and destruction about to come on this nation that left God and His laws long ago.

May the Lord bless you all.

Bill


Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 9:03 AM
Subject: --- The terrifying truth ----

Washington DC Destined by NWO to Go Up in Flames!
Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:04
The terrifying truth as revealed to me personally by a USAF insider
 
By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-
 


No one can ever know the deep internal burden I bear regarding this kind of heavy information I have painstakingly uncovered throughout the years. This morning I woke up around 4 A.M. and could not get back to sleep. I climbed out of bed, made some hot oatmeal, and spent the early morning praying for our nation and against the coming holocaust of the innocents at the hands of NWO madmen and murderers.
 
I thought about all my years of research had uncovered. And then I began to ponder over recent information coming in from all across America.


Reports of rogue Russian troops and Spetsnaz appearing in so many locations…evidence of troop movements…heavy military equipment convoys reported moving across America…huge armored HOMELAND SECURITY vehicles being transported and prepositioned across the nation…Washington DC governing elite now vacating DC …and so much more.
 
My readers know that I have long reported that FOREIGN TROOPS will be used to do the dirty work against the American people that our own troops will be reluctant to perform against fellow Americans under martial law.


One reader sent me an email asking me if something were about to come down. I let her know that it certainly appears so!
 
By now so many Americans have become informed of the general NWO agenda for “Amerika”, to deliberately trigger martial law during the election year to stop the elections, WHEN their NWO puppet President is firmly in place, so that they may thereby lock him into power as DICTATOR FOR LIFE under martial law and THE NWO TAKEOVER OF AMERICA!
 
Many conspiracy theory researchers and commentators certainly admit that this SEEMS to be exactly what is being prepared to come down soon!
 
I was given further insight into this, through an actual USAF insider, following a broadcast in Rapid City, SD, when I hosted my own DEFENDERS OF LIBERTY broadcast.
 
After having broadcast live over a  public phone in a public facility, I was approached by a man who had overheard my broadcast.

“I just heard your broadcast, and because of what you were talking about, I am going to give you information I was told by my father to NEVER REPEAT. My father is an USAF NATO general working over in Europe for the NWO agenda. He told  me that Ellsworth AFB lied to the public, when they told them that the MISSILES HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM THE UNDERGROUND SILOS here in Ellsworth.”
 
Ellsworth AFB is right outside Rapid City, SD. I had even attended USAF church there several times.
 
“He admitted that those missiles had been secretly diverted by NATO sources from EXTERNAL TARGETS outside America now to INTERNAL TARGETS for a NWO/martial law agenda…”
 
I informed this contact, who would only give me his admitted code name of BRAVO 6, that I already knew about this outrageous hidden agenda to divert many of our own missiles now to internal targets within the CONUS (continental United States.)
 
AL CUPPETT (http://www.alcuppett.com/) my long term Pentagon info source and friend, had already confirmed this to me personally, as revealed to him by a military general, who was visibly angered over this shocking discovery as he discussed it one day with Al.
 
“I believe you, “ I said. “Now tell me…where have these missiles from Ellsworth been aimed at?”
 
He named four locations.
 
“Washington, DC; Omaha, NE; Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, CO; and Rapid City, SD.”
The fact that Washington DC was named as one of the targets perfectly confirmed what I had heard repeatedly from NWO insiders:   that Washington DC was destined to go up in smoke and flames to bring an end to the OLD order of what was once our nation’s Capitol, and that the NEW Capitol of America under martial law and the NEW WORLD ORDER was destined to be DENVER, COLORADO.
 
I had also received word that the CIA had been quietly relocating their offices from McLean, VA in the DC area, to DENVER. Other government functions were doing so quietly as well. Still other government offices were relocating 50 miles or more outside Washington DC.

 DENVER, COLORADO

And NOWwe have reports of Congress vacating prematurely during this election year, and reports of strange activities centered around the underground base MOUNT WEATHER,VIRGINIA, a place of safety for VIP’s and government elite in the case of national emergency or martial law, and so much more happening across the nation.
 
The question on the lips and minds of millions of discerning and researching Americans is: IS A MAJOR CATASTROPHE AND RADICAL CHANGE ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN OUR NATION???
 
For me, because of 18 years of researching this subject in depth, I believe that the answer is clear and unmistakable. This is why I simply could not sleep this morning and took the time to PRAY-PRAY - PRAY and stand on God’s word for hope and miracles on behalf of our nation and for God’s elect in this desperate hour.
Christians in America, are you fasting and praying and preparing??? Those who faithfully seek God in this hour and who choose to abide in His Son Jesus Christ, will certainly find the peace and confidence and reassurance necessary to successfully face America’s coming times of unfolding crisis.
“GOD IS OUR
REFUGE AND STRENGTH,
A VERY PRESENT HELP
IN TIME OF TROUBLE.”
 
~Psalm 46:1~
 
-Pamela Rae Schuffert


DANIEL 12

AMAZING PANORAMIC HISTORY 6 
THE CLOSE OF EARTH'S PROBATION

 

Michael Stands Up!  

“And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.”  Daniel 11:45.

 “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 12:1

Daniel 10,11 and 12 are really one. Ch.12 just continues the angel’s words explaining to Daniel the meaning of the visions he had seen earlier. People get mixed up in their understanding when they don’t realize this fact.

We want to take a close look at this final verse of chapter 11 and see the picture-story God has placed there for us. After the time of the cross, the prophecies have a spiritual meaning, and apply world-wide rather than to the LITERAL nation of Israel.

So we see the King of the North taking a stand here. The words ‘plant the tabernacles of his palace’, in the Hebrew can mean that he will pitch his war tents. He is going to take a stand; and where is he standing?

Now people get all confused when they keep looking to the literal land of Israel for something to fulfill these words—but it has a spiritual and a world-wide meaning. The King of the North is spiritual Babylon—who’s that? It is Rome and all the churches who join with her.

Who are the ‘seas’? Seas represent people, nations and so on. (Revelation 17:15) What does the ‘Holy Mountain’ mean? It means the true people of God. The ones that really have the TRUTH and live by every word out of the mouth of God!

You see TRUTH as it is in Jesus, is like a Mighty Mountain. You may not like it and you may try to get rid of it. You may ignore it or fight against it in every way, but it just stands there like a mighty mountain. You will only wear yourself out and smash yourself to pieces if you keep attacking it!

There is an interesting text in Luke 20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Jesus is here explaining something very important to our salvation. He talks about 'falling on a Rock', Who is that Rock? It is JESUS and His WORD. Jesus identified Himself with His Word, so much so that he calls Himself the Word. 

So what does it mean to 'fall and be broken'? It means that we come to Jesus through His Word, and when we really get a glimpse of Him we see our own wretchedness.  We repent fully, we die to self and this is falling on the Rock and being broken. But Jesus lifts us up and gives us a new life in Him. We are born again with Christ living in us His victorious life.

But the verse says that some don't fall on the Rock and on these the Rock will fall—grinding them to powder! These are the ones who reject and refuse every effort God makes to get them to surrender and co-operate with Him in their salvation. 

The King of the North in this prophecy has done this, and here he stands defying the Holy Mountain, the Rock—and it is about to fall on him. None shall help him; no-one CAN help him. He has chosen his own wicked ways until even God Himself has no more that can be tried. Finally the Rock falls.

In verse 44, it talks about ‘tidings’ that make this power angry. This is a message that comes from the people of God to the nations of earth. It warns against what this power is trying to do, and tells people to come out of her. And it also tells that Jesus is about to return.

Hebrew scholars say the verse should read ‘between the seas AND the glorious holy mountain’. So here sits this wicked power between the nations of earth and God’s Holy people trying to stop the message of God's Holy Truth from reaching earth’s millions.

But he comes to his END! Glorious promise!

In the 1260 year prophecy, God’s people were ‘given into his (Rome’s) hand’ In the final time of trouble they will not be; instead the power comes to its end as it tries again to wipe out God’s children.

   “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 12:1.

Michael stands up! Who is Michael? We know it is our mighty Saviour, Jesus. This is the name always used when He wars against Satan. He stands up for His people. There is another place where we see Jesus stand up--it is when Stephen was stoned; (Acts 7) he saw Jesus standing by the Father’s throne. He wasn’t taking this sitting down! In AD 34, Probation ended for the Jews as a nation. (they can still be saved as individuals, of course.) When He stands up this time--probation will close for the world! Everyone will have decided and will either belong totally to God, keeping all His commandments, or be in total rebellion against Him.

I want to be among that number who shall have their names written in the book, who shall be delivered. I want the overcomer's reward. The masterly temptations of Satan will overpower many who now profess to believe the truth. Their unworthy course of action, their denial of Christ, will make it necessary for God to blot their names from the book of life. But O, may it not be so with us!

In the time of trouble just before the coming of Christ, the righteous will be preserved through the ministration of heavenly angels; but there will be no security for the transgressor of God's law. Angels cannot then protect those who are disregarding one of God’s Commandments.  Jesus will be with His dear children who trust in Him and Satan cannot overcome them!

Why is this coming Time of Trouble more terrible than any that has gone before? There have been many times of trouble and terrible happenings and persecution, what makes this so dreadful?

Always before the 'Common Grace'—the Mercy of God was still mixed with everything that came in history. Because Jesus was still ministering His blood in behalf of sinful mankind. We don't know how much we owe to this merciful Grace! Without it life would long ago have been extinguished from this planet by the insane destruction caused by Satan and his nasty demons. In Revelation 7:1 this mercy is pictured as four mighty angels holding back the winds of destruction. 

 “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. ” Daniel 12:2

Just before the actual coming of Jesus in the clouds of heaven, there will be a special resurrection; The people of God who die in the final persecution before the close of probation, and those who have believed the 3 angel’s messages, will be raised to see Him come.

  

But also the ones who crucified Jesus, and ones who have been the worst persecutors of God’s children through the ages will be raised to watch in horror as Jesus returns, not now as a humble man, but as King of Kings! 

Remember Jesus warned the high priest about that?

“Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” Matthew 26:64.

Imagine how terrible will be this sight to those wicked ones! But think how wonderful it will be for God’s dear children as they see Him coming and know that soon they will be forever free from those who want to force them to disobey their dear heavenly Father!

 Those wicked people will die three times, the earthly death, then, when they see Him come they will die of fright, and finally in the lake of fire they will die forever.

 “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”  Daniel 12:4.

The angel told Daniel that his book was not going to be understood until the end of those great time prophecies in the book. Then ‘knowledge would be increased’. This knowledge doesn’t just mean worldly knowledge, it means understanding the book of Daniel.  The Syrian Peshitta has this verse: 

"But you, O Daniel, seal these words and be silent, and seal this book even to the time of the end; many shall want to know the end, and knowledge shall be increased." Daniel 12:4.

 

As the time prophecies neared their end, God’s Holy Spirit drew people’s attention to them, and helped them to understand what they meant. ‘Running to and fro’ does not just mean people traveling around a lot, it means to study the scriptures, ‘running here and there’ in the Bible and putting texts together to understand the great message of the Book.  

TIME PROPHECIES END

As the 1260 year prophecy and the 2300 year prophecy neared their end, people all over the world began to study the book of Daniel and learn wonderful truths out of it. The prophecy was perfectly fulfilled.  

The prophecies of Daniel and Revelation as well as the other prophets in the Bible, have special meaning for us now in the end times. God wants us to study and understand His messages to us. 

"Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?" Daniel 12:5,6

 “And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” Daniel 12:7

The ‘Man in linen’ is Jesus our High Priest, the heavenly beings asked him how long the wicked powers would persecute God’s true people. He answers with another prophecy of the 1260 years, which ended in 1798.

You see, this power that is seeking now to get control of the whole world again, has already been rejected by God. They have had their time and did wickedly. It will seem like it is going to succeed again, but just when it takes control in the world and seeks to blot out God’s people, it will quickly come to it’s end.

 The ‘beast power’ may roar and pass his laws to force God’s people to break God’s commandments— but they won’t do it— Jesus will give them power to stand for Him.  

"And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." Daniel 11:8-10.

   "And from the time that the daily (sacrifice) shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days." Daniel  12:11-13.

Here we see 2 more time prophecies! The first is 1290 day/years: It is from the time when the ‘daily’ is taken away, this ‘daily’ or 'continual' desolating power is paganism. (the word ‘sacrifice’ doesn’t belong there and is not in the Hebrew text) The ‘abomination’ power that would begin then to be set up is Papal Rome.

It meant when Pagan Rome lost its power and Papal Rome began to be set up the prophecy was to begin. This happened in 508 AD. 1290 years from that point comes again to 1798. 

Clovis, king of the Franks,  dedicated his sword and his throne to the Papacy in A.D. 508, and then began the war against the three horns--the Goths, Vandals, and Heruli. In 538 the last of them fell and the Papal horn was ruling the world.

Then we see 1335 years, they start at the same place, 508 AD, and it comes to 1843! Jesus says there is a blessing on that year. What happened in 1843? Well the message of the time prophecies of Daniel were preached with great power. We call it the ‘Midnight Cry’ message.

Daniel ‘stands in his lot’; this means that at those times, and in our day also, the prophecies of the book of Daniel, would be understood and do a great work in the earth. This happened in 1843. BUT it is also to happen today. The final message to the world will have its great power from the time prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. Daniel and Revelation are really one book given by Jesus. He gave the first part to Daniel and the second part to John on Patmos. 

May God bless you as you continue to learn about the Prophetic Messages for these last days!


  WHAT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS?




      Will Jesus Christ find 10 righteous people in your city when He returns and  is revealed?
 
Are  you one of Christ's righteous saints that He will receive be taken for protection and safety through the great tribulation?



       All members of the Churches of God, and churches of all Christianity and all religions are either instruments of righteousness or instruments of unrighteousness and wickedness? Which are you? Do you really know? Are you a righteous, a faith and spirit filled commandment keeping saint, who has been given eternal life, and who is daily praying to be accounted worthy to escape  the  earth's  and your city's destruction, or are you an unrighteous, commandment breaking church going sinner headed for death and destruction? You are either one or the other!

      How can a member really know if he is a righteous member of Jesus Christ or an unrighteous sinning member professing to be of Jesus Christ?

      The primary reason for this problem of not knowing what is righteousness is because ministers, church pastors and evangelists of the Churches  are not teaching you righteousness, and how  you can be filled with righteousness and this is all because they do not know "WHAT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS." In fact they are really teaching a big lie that no one can be righteous and holy before God. By their fruit they are proving this fact of truth to church members who are awake and alert and discerning. These false pastors go  about preaching and teaching to its members that the church, the body of Jesus Christ are all sinners and cannot keep  God's 10 commandments. They all run to I John 1:8 and Rom.7:5-23 as their favorite Scriptures to try and prove that they are not in error by taking this verse and verses out of their context and in clear contradiction to many other verses in this chapter and all chapters of I John and many verses in Paul's writing to prove that they are in error.  

    This message that they teach that no one can live without daily committing sin is a clear  message from Satan and a message that manifests them as his ministers, but appearing as ministers of light. Nearly every professing Christian church member accepts this lie and false teaching and so each member believes he will always be  a sinner, but still somehow believes he can be and will be saved from his sins at the resurrection of the saints when he or she believes they are born again. This is another big lie that the false preachers teach as being the teaching of Jesus Christ. This false teaching means that a person does not have to overcome his sins in his life. Church members accept this false teaching and somehow believe that Jesus Christ will have to accept them as sinners into His Kingdom or else none would be saved and none would be accepted for His Kingdom. Everyone must then ask, why did Christ, who is all knowing, command His followers to " be you perfect,"Mat.5:48, if knew that His followers could not be perfect, meaning blameless without sin. If I John 1:8 means what these false preachers and pastors preach it to mean, that every saint of Jesus Christ sins every day, cannot live their life blameless, without sin even with the power of God's Holy Spirit empowering them to do so? We truly are in the days of churches, who are denying the power of God's Holy Spirit as the Scripture has stated it would be, II Tim. 3:5,"Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."

    The Scripture in I John 1:8 that these false preachers quote and which says "If we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." However when you read verse 6 which reads"If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness (sin), we lie and do not the truth." In plain words this verse is saying, if we are walking in darkness,  daily sinning, and say that we have fellowship with Jesus Christ, John says you are lying and there is no truth in you. Is there a contradiction in these Scriptures? No, absolutely not. What John is really saying in verse 8 if you keep it in context all that he is teaching is this, If we are walking in darkness, that is we have sin in our lives, and then say we have no sin because we believe Christ forgives our lack of repentance, our lack of change in our lives, to stop our on going sins, we are deceiving our selves, and the truth is not in us.  Now read I John 2:3-5 and then read I John 3:6-10 and then I John 5:2-3 in relation to what is taught here. If God's Spirit is leading you, then you will understand the truth here in these verses and  will not be confused, if not, then Satan's Spirit is in command of your life, and you will continue in your deception of following the broad way of teaching, Mat.7:13, which will lead you to your destruction. 

     Paul in Rom. 7 is giving a flesh and spirit comparision, of being led by the flesh, or being led by the Spirit of God. Paul' life was led by the flesh until he was converted, and became righteous , justified, forgiven of his past sins, but after that, he was led by God's Spirit. Paul was not saying in these verses that in his present state at the moment in his life, that he is continually sinning, and was not able to prevent sinning, and was at that moment the world's greatest chief sinner. Paul is saying, that he had been a chief sinner and was showing how the person that follows his flesh works to serve sin and his flesh, not God's law and not righteousness in one's life. But when one repents of his sins, desires to follow Christ's Word  is being converted to the leading of the Spirit of God, a person obeys God's commandments because he has repented and has accepted Jesus Christ's sacrifice, which covers our sin, justifies our sin, and so becomes righteous before Him at this time of conversion where one is converted from following his flesh to the leadership and following the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ, and that point can live a blameless life, a complete and perfect life. Even if he after this breaks some aspect of God's law unknowly, Christ continues to forgive him knowing that when he taught to come to see this point of law breaking that he having God's Spirit will repent of it quickly to continue to live a blameless life.


   What does the word PERFECT  mean? The Greek word for perfect means as the word is defined in the Greek dictionary and God's Word, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Eph. 5:27, James 1:4, as being  spiritually whole, complete, without blemish (sin), total, and fully mature in one's life, complete in the understanding of what is the manner and way of a true Christian. The false pastors teach that members cannot be spiritually complete, total, without spot and blemish, and cannot fully understand what is total obedience in keeping God's 10 commandments in order to become righteous. This is  in fact teaching, that members of all the Churches of God and all of today's churches of Christianity cannot keep all of the  10 commandments without breaking one or more of them in their daily or weekly routine. They teach and say to their members that "nobody is or can be without spot and blemish, " that this is impossible, meaning nobody can become righteous, complete, totally submissive, without sin, totally obedient, and fully mature in understanding the keeping of God's commandments, even though the Scripture teaches we can be and should be  to become a son of God. All things are possible with God and His Holy Spirit. One must grow in this faith if one really desires to gain salvation from Jesus Christ and be accepted into His Glorious Kingdom.
 

     In plain words what they are saying and teaching is that no one can keep any one of the commandments and especially all 10 of them  in order to be in total obedience, because what they, these false preachers, don't teach is, if a member can keep one of the commandments,  then why can't he keep all ten? They leave out the truth that one can do so with with the help of God's Holy Spirit. Their kind of confusion is really discouraging to a God fearing and desiring to be obedient young church member to be told that he cannot please God because he cannot obey Him, I John 3:22? John says here in this verse -"And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him , because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight."   The truth and the fact of all this is denying God's power and teaching that no one can keep God's 10 commandments which is rebellion against God, despising His law, and is denying God's Power through the help of His Holy Spirit and   Jesus Christ to help one to accomplish this obedience, and is doing spite ( treating with malice) to the Spirit of Christ's Grace. Paul said in the last days, in ll Tim. 3:5,  men "will have a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." 

      Paul says in Hebrews 10:26-31, - "For if we SIN WILLFULLY (that is your continuing to break God's  10 commandments or are compromising in your keeping of any one of them) after you have have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the SON OF GOD, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?" These are real serious judgments against   sinners, comandment breakers of those bashers who are troding down  God's Holy Spirit of Grace. 

     When one teaches against keeping the 10 commandments, one is despising Moses law, which is God's commandments. This means if you are teaching that a church member can not keep Gods commandments, then that church member who is not proving all things from God's Word will believe that lie and will believe there is no punishment for willful sinning, the willful breaking of God's 10 commandments, then you are likewise despising God's law and are headed for a sorer punishment described in this verse. Please read what Christ says in Mat. 18:4-6.   When any member of the body of Jesus Christ continues to sin as many professed Christians do and  many claim that they do and are sinners, are they righteous in God's sight? No they are not, but are simply instruments of unrighteousness, yes sinners and not headed for paradise with eternal life as is preached, but headed for death and hell.
     
       A second reason for church going people  not knowing what is righteousness is because they do not have  the faith in the true Christ, and have not been looking to Him by studying His Word and learning through His instruction and inspiration of God's Holy Spirit. Church people have been too busy serving their own created false christ. Once a church member does some study in God's Word on his own, he will realize and come to see that his or your minister just does not have saving knowledge and understanding aboutrighteousness , and salvation. The more one studies the Scripture, the more one will come to see that his pastor has been putting on a big religious show before his followers, maybe sincere, but not filled with the Holy Spirit to teach Christ's teachings. One will soon come to see that his pastor is not spiritual, but has been relying on his own spirit and Satan's spirit, and has to rely on materials from the world's theologians and their twisting of the Scriptures to teach and try to impress you that he is a godly man, but does not have the fruit to prove it.

     As church members study God's Word they will begin to see their pastors are filled with false knowledge of Scripture and lack true understanding of God's Word. They will soon see this "professed servant of God" does not really and truly know the real Jesus Christ, His Word, His true understanding of what Christ says through the inspiration given in His Word about righteousness . When you come to see this, then you will realize your pastor has been deceiving you and others, and you have been wasting your time in their fellowship and need to withdraw from him and his followers in order to really begin to overcome, to become a member of God's Kingdom. Make solid plans for your future based on Christ's Word or your life will come to a complete waste of time. 

       Pastors and evangelists, through their school taught theology and false teaching, are very deceptive by their teaching that God's law is too complex, too complicated for a spirit begotten Christian to keep without breaking one of its points, and then twist James 2:10-11 and other Scriptures to try to prove their twisted point. Or they will teach that Christ has done it all for us, that there is nothing we have to do to receive salvation and God's Power in our lives.  All such preachers are total liars. Any member accepting their false teaching is accepting a teaching that is against Christ, is  denying Christ and is denying the power of God and what His working Spirit can do in a true Christian's life. The Churches through their evangelists and pastors make the statement to their  members that "nobody is perfect,"

     The fruit of sin is death and every sinner who has not repented and stopped his sinning, which is the breaking of God's 10 commandments will sink with the ship of false Christianity and perish. These false statements from these false ministers are all self-defeating statements to church members and are messages continually being preached against God's law. This has been going on for centuries all across the land and world through missionaries and tracts! However, Peter in writing to the church in II Pet. 3:10-14 about the coming of Christ and the day of Lord, said that Church  members should be diligent and be found without spot and blemish, meaning to be found without sin or breaking any point of God's law at the time of His coming. Christ teaches perfection and that complete obedience is possible in a person's life.

       This false teaching about sin is all very confusing, discouraging, and faith destroying to a true righteous member of the  body of Christ in who Jesus Christ is dwelling, and who is truly diligently obeying God and His commandments and has obtained righteousness in his life. How can a  professing minister of Jesus Christ stand before church members in the authority of Jesus Christ and teach this deceitful and heretical teaching that all members of the body of Jesus Christ are sinners and will always remain sinners? This satanic teaching undermines, and confuses what is righteousness to ever member, and qualifies that minister as sitting in the office of Satan and as being an accuser of the brethren , Rev. 12:10. Any brethren who has repented of breaking God's 10 commandments and has through Jesus Christ been justified of his past sins and is not daily or weekly breaking any of God's 10 commandments, stands before God as His righteous saint, without spot or blemish and not as a church sinner. Jesus Christ says in I John 3:7 "Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even  as He (Christ) is righteous." and in verse 6 He says "Whosoever abides in Him (Christ) does not sin: whosoever sins (continues to sin) has not seen Him, (Christ), neither known Him." 
 

    This satanic teaching of these false ministers could destroy the faith, if possible, of the righteous members of the Body of Christ, if these brethren  permit them to do so by continuing to listen to them through their sermons and tape messages. This is the reason Jesus Christ said "beware of false ministers and you can know them by their fruit," Mat. 7:15-16. These same false ministers of Satan who state that all members of the church are sinners, would also mean that all members are unrighteous . They explain away righteousness as just accepting Christ without repentance and obedience to Christ's commandments. This, in affect, is accusing all believers of being sinners by which they do not have proof, and if they did have proof, why not, for the love of those  sinning brethren, go to them and point out their sin in a merciful and loving way. They need to point out to them which commandment they are breaking, be a true watchman as God defines a watchman, so they can take it to God in repentance to be freed from their sin and be lifted from the curse of sin and death. 

     James says to the brethren to the Churches of God and the churches of Jesus Christ in James 5:19-20 -- "Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, (committing sin or teaching a lie, a false doctrine) and one converts him; 20, Let him know, that he which converts the sinner from the error (sin) of his way, shall hide (justify sin by covering over through understanding of God's Word and Christ's sacrifice) a multitude of sins," 

     So to accept this false teaching by these false ministers, that all members are sinners, then one would have to come to the conclusion that all church members are instruments  of unrighteousness  and servants  to  sin. Study I John 3:8-10. In  verse 8 Christ's Word says  "He that commits sin is of the devil ---." Also,  members,  by  these  false teachings,  would have to conclude all members, by being instruments of unrighteousness, are no different from all the sinners out in  the world. Then, why do people play church and even have  church fellowships? All church fellowships by all of this false teaching about sin are religious excerises in futility! This is the reason why some church members are asking the question "WHAT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS?" 
 
        These same ministers teach that members who are obeying all of God's commandments in their fullness are doing this to work out justification of their sins. This is a lie! These righteous saints of Christ realize that only Christ's sacrifice can justify sins, however, they also know the Scriptures that Christ requires repentance with obedience to God's commandments to be accepted for His justification of sins as His Scripture correctly points out, Rom. 2:13. These false ministers are undermining these brethren for their submission and their desire to obey the will of their Father and Jesus Christ. These highly inflated, false ministers are thereby making void the power of Christ through His Holy Spirit working in a member to help keep him  free from sin and its ultimate penalty of death. With this kind of terrible heresy, subtle lies, deceitful workings and teachings of  these ministers, this all makes Satan's  job  easy in his deceiving of believers, and is it any wonder why some are asking the question WHAT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS ? 

        Why do  the Churches of God members tolerate this heresy and deceitful teaching from their minister? Really, isn't it because they have been taught to fear and worship the ministry, its idol shepherd and its false, idol Christ through its "In The Truth Sacred Cow" system of beliefs, that members are still following today. Satan is  really happy with his ministry because his ministers are certainly accomplishing his objective, to cause  as many members as he can to not understand about  being saved, by not overcoming their sin and not seeing the need to repent of their sins. In a subtle deceptive way, Satan's ministers are teaching that Christ will accept sinners into His Kingdom.  If you believe that sinners will be accepted for salvation without works of repentance, obedience, and faith please find that verse in  the Bible. So if brethren by Satan's desire will just accept this false teaching, that they will always be sinners and can not overcome sin, and by them  accepting this heresy, this will cause them to let their guard down. They will not do what they need to do to be filled with God's spirit in order to beware of and resist the temptation of sin to overcome sin, they are headed for death and not eternal life. 

      There was a false teacher in Paul's day, who Paul blinded because this false teacher sought to  turn  away  a  member  that desired the truth of God. Paul called this false prophet a child of the devil, enemy of all righteousness, and told him, when will he not cease to pervert the right ways (the righteousness) of God, Acts 13:6-11. Will the ministers of the churches of God and all of today's churches of Christianity have to be physically blinded to see or be left to go through the dark days of the great tribulation to be able to see the spiritual light of Jesus Christ and see and understand what is true righteousness? Satan's ministers appear before the church as ministers, apostles, and evangelists of light, but is it the light of Jesus Christ or really the darkness of Satan, and his called and deceived ministers II Cor. 11:12-14?

    It is true and a fact that there are sinners, many sinners in the professed Christian churches, and in those churches referring to themselves as the true churches of God and Jesus Christ. In those chruches there are members and ministers bearing the evil fruit of fornication (committing unlawful sex acts, shameful sex acts, and many sinning by just living together without commitment, and many living in adultery). Many church people are bearing the evil fruit of being an idolater (worship of men, office, and  power and authority), and many ministers bearing the evil fruit of  extortion (stealing uncommanded extra tithes  from the sheep and calling it the commands of God). Others  bear the evil fruit of being covetous (lusting for money and power), and bear the sins of deception as liars (teaching false doctrines, a perverted gospel and try to justify their sins by teaching that all members are sinners,  but yet believe they have been born of God). Others bear the fruit of sin as Sabbath profaners (working or working someone on the Sabbath), and many, many professed church members do not even recognize God's Holy Sabbath, much less keeping it as Christ has commanded. And all of them sit or stand in  a church fellowship every Sabbath or the first day of week, Sunday, appearing before each other as if they are the saints of God, headed for the Kingdom of God. They all see Jesus Christ as all mercy and not as the coming judge over all the earth and over their on going sins! There will come the condition of the gritting and knashing of teeth for not doing what they were commanded to do with their lives.
 
 
       However, at the same time there are members in the church who take obeying Christ, His 10 commandments and all His statutes and judgments very serious by their diligent effort of studying to know God's law and are obeying His 10 commandments and teaching others to do so. They are studying to really know the true Christ and believe in what He teaches, and accept Him and His Grace, and because of these things, are His righteous saints, and  are not sinners, because Jesus Christ knows them and is living in them through the power of His Holy Spirit. Christ is directing their life and helping them daily  to overcome sin through His Spirit, and even to help keep them from being tempted to break His law.
 
   These members are not sinners, but the righteous of the church and living a life of righteousness, but are accused of being sinners by Satan and his ministers of today's churches! These righteous members are accused of being judgmental and legalists, meaning by their definition of legalism, because these saints are by their wholehearted behavior obeying Christ and His 10 commandments and are working out their own salvation, but at the same time are accused by these false ministers of working out their justification of sin  by obeying the law which is a lie . Satan and his ministers are trying to make these righteous brethren feel toward themselves that there is no difference between them, God's righteous  law keepers, and  the unrighteous law breakers, the unrighteous in the church who have created their own false Christ of no law and accepted his name.  These false ministers openly teach that all are sinners. This is the discouraging situation in the churches today. These ministers,  and all who are the unrighteous, and sinners of the church, will have to repent of their sins or perish. Christ is making manifest today those who are born of God, daily being guided by His Spirit, and are not committing themselves to sin, and those who are manifesting themselves as the sinners, committing to the ways of the flesh, and sin, and are showing themselves as the children of devil, I John 3:8-10. 

     Yes, but many will say  "there were all kinds of sinners in the church in Paul's day," and yes, if you will read further, you will see what Paul told them all, "that unless they repented they will not inherit the kingdom of God and will perish." Read it in I Cor. 6:8-10. Likewise John in the book of Revelation  and his writing of giving Christ's message and warning to the seven Churches of God , corrected and warned them by saying to them, "to repent and to overcome their sin, or have their name taken from the book of life," eternal life in God's Kingdom. Somehow ministers and brethren don't seem to get these messages  and don't take these verses and the warning of these verses very serious! Why is this? It is because of the  lies and errors of the deceptive, Scriptural teaching of all of the false ministers that they have been following in all of the professed false Christian Churches, and the other false Churches of God, and all false religions of today! 
      
       God's Word plainly says in Romans 6:12, "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof," and in verse 13, "Neither yield your members as instruments of  unrighteousness unto sin, but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God." Romans 6:16, "Know you not that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey, whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness." How can so called professed Christians just by-pass these Scriptures as if they don't exist? Hatred against God's law is one reason, Rom. 8:7, and another reason is they will not become as a little child in order to become converted, Mat. 18:3.

       What is righteousness? David says in Psalms 119:172--- "for all your (God's) commandments are righteousness." Is God through David teaching in this verse that the keeping of God's commandments is all that constitutes righteousness, and that righteousness comes by the law? However, when one reads what Paul says in Galations 2:21-- "I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain," these 2 verses seem to some (for those that cannot understand Paul)  to cause a serious problem with  the teaching of Christ's Word about righteousness. These 2 verses as taught by some are taught to be in conflict or contradictory. Does God say one thing in one verse and something contradictory in another verse? Why don't ministers teach there is unity of the Spirit and Word of God in these verses along with all other  verses relating to righteousness and all of God's Word? Is it because they just don't want to understand about righteousness and what the Bible teaches is the true meaning of righteousness? 

      Some verses of Paul's writings teach that righteousness comes through faith. Look at Romans 3:21-22, "But the righteousness of God without the law is manifested being witnesses by the law and the prophets." Verse 22, "Even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ upon all them that believe." But John says in his writing that righteousness comes from doing righteousness, I John 3:7---- "whoever does righteousness is righteous." This to some presents a problem, but is there a problem, or is it a lack of understanding the Gospel of Christ because members have been focusing on  perverted gospels about a hierarchical church government all their life, or about a false "Christ of no-law," and a faith-only salvation?

        Throughout God's Word there are verses that teach, that the keeping of the commandments is what constitutes righteousness, and there are other verses that say plainly, that believing and having faith in Jesus Christ is the meaning of righteousness. Which one of these meanings is true righteousness, or is there a contradiction in God's Word, or could it be a lack of understanding  and lack of study on church members' and pastors' part  that has permitted a distortion of what righteousness means? Church of God ministers and Christian Church pastors and teachers tend to go in circles at times to teach one meaning at one time, and the other meaning at other times, not connecting the lines or dots. This is confusion and will eventually turn away discerning people from the faith if they are desiring to hear the Word of God and live by His Word. Christ says in Mat.6:33-- "But seek you first the Kingdom of God and His RIGHTEOUSNESS and all these things shall be added unto you," meaning, God will supply all your needs if you put first in your life, understanding how you can be accepted in His Kingdom by seeking and achieving His Righteousness. Have you been seeking God's righteousness by studying Scripture, or has it been by listening to your false minister and his corrupted, twisting of the Scriptures, and it has caused confusion in your mind about righteousness?
 
     What is wrong, and what is missing in the system of beliefs proclaiming to be the "plain truth,"  or the "full truth" or the True Word"  of God whereas ministers, yes, high-ranking ministers, high up the hierarchical ladder as evangelists, along with its members, who do not and cannot explain the meaning of righteousness as is found in the Word of God? Your salvation is depending upon you knowing the answer to this greatly, misunderstood truth, doctrine, and teachng of God! 

         The words righteous and righteousness have been inspired to be written into God's Word over 500 times! Did you get that number, 500 times? Yet, church members and ministers still do not understand its meaning! The meaning of the similar Hebrew and Greek words for righteousness as found in the Greek and Hebrew dictionaries can be simplified by meaning this:  TO DO RIGHT (keep God's commandments) and  TO BE MADE RIGHT (be justified of one's sins). In simple, plain terms, righteousness means from these words, to do what is right, lawful--obeying God's 10 commandments and their statutes, and to be made right--through repentance and accepting Christ as Savior who can forgive all our sins in order to   to be justified of our past sins,  by being forgiven and cleansed of our sins. These dictionary meanings agree with God's Word as to the meaning of righteousness except for one thing, and that is the lacking of the power of God's Holy Spirit and its work in the understanding of the meaning and of the definition as the word RIGHTEOUSNESS is fulfilled, or only can be fulfilled in one's life. 

      However, in every place of God's Word where the word righteousness appears, you the reader, must determine by spiritual discernment the context of the meaning of the word righteousness, if the writer is referring to keeping God's commandments (doing what is right), or is he referring to justification, (being made right-justified) by believing and accepting in faith the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, for the remission of one's sins. There are different Greek words that have been translated righteousness. In many verses and passages of Scripture, the word righteousness is pertaining to both meanings as to be its total meaning as it pertains to salvation. This will greatly help one in their study of righteousness as it appears in His Word. 

       Everyone must remember that righteousness pertains to salvation, and the word righteousness, must always include both meanings: DOING WHAT IS RIGHT and BEING MADE RIGHT when it is being referred to salvation. In other words, you cannot accept one meaning without the other meaning, in being accepted for receiving the gift of salvation. In fact, a sinner cannot be accepted for justification of his sins unless he has repented of breaking God's 10 commandments, and has committed himself to obeying God's 10 commandments. This is the reason Paul said in Romans 2:13, "For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified." Even though it is not keeping the law that justifies, but the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and one's acceptance in faith of His sacrifice, is what justifies one's sins, Romans 3:28, - "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." However, before one can be justified, one must be repentant of breaking God's law and committed to obeying God's commandments before Christ will accept Him for justification , or else there is no forgiveness  of sin and no receiving justification, and hence no giving of salvation.

      At this point of one's conversion and understanding "WHAT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS" and a member's  desire to achieve the righteousness of God, God gives this baptized member a small portion of His Spirit. However, this gift-giving of God's Spirit to a member can only come about after a member of the body of Jesus Christ has committed himself to doing what is right, meaning, he repents of breaking God's commandments and he desires to wholeheartedly be committed to obeying God's 10 commandments, His law of love. This good work and action of DOING WHAT IS RIGHT (obedience), is followed closely with his good work and action of believing  in faith, that he can BE MADE RIGHT (justified of one's sins) by accepting in faith, Christ and His sacrifice, which means receiving justification - to be made right, to be forgiven and justified of one's sins of his past life. Unless God's Spirit is present in a church member the righteousness of God in a member cannot be  achieved. THE  RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IS ACHIEVED BY DOING WHAT IS RIGHT AND BEING  MADE RIGHT through Jesus Christ and power of His working Holy Spirit in a believer's life.

       So every chosen son of God must come to the point in his life to know, understand and see the need for  God's Spirit and to be filled with God's Spirit  in order to complete God's righteousness and total conversion in one's life. Every believer must understand that conversion means being converted from fleshly mindedness to spiritual mindedness, to become a new, born again son of our Father and God now in this life, not at the resurrection of the saints! Church people lack understanding about being born again.

      A child of God in  need of achieving total righteousness and to become totally converted, must be a believer that has humbled himself and sees the need to be filled with God's Holy Spirit, and not to cut short the growth of God's Spirit in his life. God does not want a member to be contented with a small portion of His Holy Spirit, but  wants you to realize the need to be filled with God's Spirit to the point in your life that you are daily led by  His Spirit, and not by a fleshly mind and heart. You are to crucify the leadership that wants to follow the desires of your fleshly mind and heart. God will provide for you help as His power of His Spirit is needed, if you are seeing the need and desiring and praying for His additional help.

        God very plainly and clearly says in Romans 8: 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, that any church member who is fleshly minded, it will mean his death, because he will not submit to the law of God, so then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. For if you live after the flesh, you shall die, but if you put to death the deeds, or works of the body, or flesh, you shall live. For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

      This information and understanding is what every church member needs to understand  in order to know what is righteousness, and how righteousness must be achieved through what Jesus Christ has commanded of His followers to inherit God's Kingdom. Some of the false evangelists and pastors will look upon this as teaching legalism by their definition of legalism, as teaching justification of sin by one's works. But that is a lie!!!!! 

    This information plainly teaches what God requires of a sinner in order to be justified by Christ's sacrifice in order to become righteous. If you study this information and message carefully from God's Word, you will see and understand  what is righteousness, and will see, this is Christ's message given from the teaching of God's Word to you for your salvation! You then could be one of the few righteous people that Christ will find on this earth at His revealing, which will be His leading out of His righteous ones to a safe place and that He will protect and account worthy to escape all the destruction and death coming upon this earth and coming very soon if you are watching and discerning what is happening daily in our society and governments.


      Paul says in II Tim. 2:19 "----Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity." Iniquity means lawlessness, breaking God's commandments without shame and the understanding of love for God and our neighbor. We must become righteous if we desire to please God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and to be accepted by them.

we should proclaim the third angels message/Sabbath message - the interested parties will contact us and more light can be shared at that time as the Spirit leads. Arguments are not for the end time per Sister White. I just read that and have misplaced that quote right now.

If we wanted have face to face tent revival / hall meetings - I really think a mock wedding setup with vegan food to share and invite all from the highways and byways to listen to the third angels message. A wedding invitation GOOD Vegan Food and a tent/hall revival for all? Like long pretty tables setup with a 4 course vegan meal setup - prepared by a professional wedding planner.... even white robes and a ten commandment meal venu/meal poster/bulletin could be given to all who come to attend...at the door. The white robes could symbolize our characters that need to be made white - the white robe of righteousness - it would bring it home to the minds of the people - and show that what we eat effects our minds and ability to understand what the Lord shows us.   

I've read a quote from Sister White that in these last days people will not be won by arguments - that that is done - the arguments have been made - I just cannot seem to put my finger on that quote to send it to you...you may have read it already.

what PERFECTS our character is the latter rain -(the message that Christ's blood covers our sins, it is HIS life that we are to live not ours, His words are Spirit and they are life) this time right before the time of trouble is where we are striving to be like Jesus - studying to know His will - and putting it into practice NOW - this is getting the oil for our lamps...getting the oil that is non-transferable.

Ephesians 4 
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 

"Our success will be in reaching common minds."

Plain, pointed arguments, standing out as mile posts, will do more in convincing minds generally than a large array of argument, covering a great deal of ground that none but investigating minds will have interest to follow. 

to me, an example of that would be something like: God created the world in 6 days and rested on the 7th day.... the world is almost 6,000 years old and the earth will REST on the Seven thousand millennium - while we are in Heaven and Satan is bound to this earth with no one to tempt after the wicked are destroyed by the brightness of His Coming... this is something that is very convincing to me - even to have a chronological timeline for earths history outlined to show the age of the world from a Biblical perspective - there are lots of those types of studies already done.

There are several ways to show people that we are in the end time - that is not a hard fact to portray because the majority believe that today... use that to tie in the third angels message and the Sabbath message?

While one edition is circulating, and the people are having the benefits, then if greater improvements are to be made, you can make them, until you are satisfied that you have done all in your power. Our success will be in reaching common minds. Those who have talent and position are so exalted above the simplicity of the word, and so well satisfied with themselves, that they feel no need of the truth. They are exactly where the Jews were, self-righteous, self-sufficient. They are whole, and have no need of the physician

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32 KJV  God wants to give us all His good gifts - He wants to give us HIMSELF, His DIVINE INFLUENCES WHICH CONSIST OF but is not limited to: Galatians 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. He gives us the ability to obey His TEN COMMANDMENTS through accepting Christ as our peace - we accept His blood sacrifice to cover our sins - to boldly, yet humbly step into the most holy place in the very presence of the Father and God with Jesus own righteousness covering us and our sins - Christ says They are here because of me - God says to His Son, I have given them to you - your friends are my friends and they are forgiven because of you. Welcome into my home/abode. We need to believe and understand this. I always thought of God as the strict person Jesus was interceding with to save us...but that is not the case - God is reconciling us back to Himself through His Son... oh what love... we forgive our own sons and daughters for their transgressions - oh how much more our God wants us to accept His sacrifice of His only Son, like Issac and Abraham. God provided Himself a lamb.

The Captain of our Salvation (JESUS) is interceding for His people, not as a petitioner to move the Father to compassion, but as a ConquerorWho claims the trophies of His victoryHe is able to save to the uttermost all who come to God by Him. Make this fact very plain !

And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully." 

I present before you the great, grand monument of mercy and Regeneration, Salvation and Redemption--the Son of God uplifted on the cross. This is to be the foundation of every discourse given by our ministers. --Gospel Workers, p. 315. (1915)

The efficacy (efficient work to do that for which it was designed) of the blood of Christ was to be presented to the people with freshness and power, that their faith might lay hold upon its merits. . . . 

The broken ranks will be filled up by those represented by Christ as coming in at the eleventh hour. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God's destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who [now] have no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched, His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter. Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time.--Letter 103, 1903. {LDE 182.2}

I believe, as I am sure you do, that we are on the "BRINK" of the little time of trouble...
here is where I am putting the events that are now taking place in one spot to see the enormity of what is happening right now and correlates to what God has given our prophet for these last days to warn and prepare us for this event:

scroll to the middle if you are short on time to see these amazing things that are happening right now:


Ellen White Predicted a Civil War happening right at "the time of trouble" - foretold over 113 years ago!  "And at that time shall Michael stand up" (Michael (archangel/Christ) stands up in Heaven) Daniel 12:1

Please watch for "AT THAT TIME" or "AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF" as cues for what we should be doing or watching for...

"SERIOUS THOUGHT’S ABOUT THE “END OF THE WORLD”     
 

 “A  darkness will cover the inhabitants of the earth when Jesus moves out of the heavenly sanctuary such as enveloped the earth at the time of his crucifixion.  This will be an evidence, to those who have known the truth, that probation’s hours are past, and the eternal destiny of every soul is sealed beyond recall; but this will only strike terror to the soul that has failed to heed the warning message, “Prepare to meet thy God”.    

Review &  Herald Articles Book 3, page 581

 


At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in cheek so as not to prevent the work of the third angel. At that time the 'latter rain,' or refreshing from the presence of the Lord, will come, to give power to the loud voice of the third angel, and prepare the saints to stand in the period when the seven last plagues shall be poured out."

"And at that time shall Michael stand up" (Michael (archangel/Christ) stands up in Heaven) Daniel 12:1


Christ and His righteousness--let this be our platform, the very life of our faith.  What is HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS? 

--Review and Herald, Aug. 31, 1905. {Ev 190.2} 

The Third Angel's Message in Verity.--Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of justification (righteousness) by faith is the third angel's message, and I have answered, “It is the third angel's message in verity (truth).” -- Review and Herald, April 1, 1890. {Ev 190.3} 

This message was to bring more prominently before the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It presented justification (declared innocent, holy and righteous) through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the Righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the com-mandments of God.

Many had lost sight of Jesus. They needed to have their eyes directed to His Divine Person, His merits (worthiness), and His changeless love for the human family. All power is given into His hands, that He may dis-pense rich gifts unto men (ref: Matthew 28:18-19 & Ephesians 4:7-8), imparting the priceless gift of His Own righteousness to the helpless human agent.

This is the message

that God commanded to be given to the world. It is the third angel's message, which is to be proclaimed with a loud voice, and attended with the outpouring of His Spirit in a large measure.

The uplifted Saviour is to appear in His efficacious work as the Lamb slain, sitting upon the throne, to dispense the priceless Covenant blessings, the benefits He died to purchase for every soul who should believe on Him. John could not express that love in words; it was too deep, too broad; he calls upon the human family to behold it. Christ is pleading for the church in the heavenly courts above, pleading for those for whom He has paid the Redemption price of His own lifeblood.

Centuries, ages, can never diminish the efficacy (the working power) of this atoning sacrifice. The message of the gospel (Glad Tidings) of His grace(Divine Influence) was to be given to the church in clear and distinct lines, that the world should no longer say that Seventh-day Adventists talk the law, the law, but do not teach or believe Christ.

The efficacy (efficient work to do that for which it was designed) of the blood of Christ was to be presented to the people with freshness and power, thattheir f aith might lay hold upon its merits. . . . For years the church has been looking to man, and expecting much from man, but not looking to Jesus, in Whom our hopes of Eternal Life are centered. Therefore God gave to His servants a testimony (1888) that presented the Truth (The Word in Verity) as it is in Jesus, which is the third angel's message, in clear, distinct lines.

--Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 91-93. (1896) {Ev 191.3}


 

Gene Brown's study seems to indicate that probation will close (for SDA's?) at the time Israel (the country) is destroyed (nuked? bombed?) by the Caliphate or Muslim world - (actually descendants of Ishmael) who Bro. Brown shows to be described as scorpions and Locusts in the Bible. Be sure to read his studies. They are very good. Here is the link to download them in different formats - scroll to the bottom of this page:

In the USA we are only about 3 days away from empty shelves in the grocery stores at any time. People don't seem to realize this fact.

Watch this very eye opening video: 

The Day the Dollar Died http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N8gJSMoOJc


Why Food Shortages Are Coming to America

Could dramatically rising food prices, food shortages and even food riots really be coming to America soon? Well, with the Global Financial Crisis heating up and the national debt and budget deficit out of control, we know that the coming economic collapse is going to be unlike anything we've ever experienced.


In 1899 Ellen White predicts and warns God's People living today - just before Jesus returns: “In India, China, Russia, and the cities of America, thousands of men and women are dying of starvation. The monied men, because they have the power, control the market. They purchase at low rates all they can obtain, and then sell at greatly increased prices. This means starvation to the poorer classes, and will (future tense when written in 1899 by EGW) result in a civil war. There will be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation, even to that same time; and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book. . . . Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” --Ms 114, 1899. (General manuscript, untitled, typed August 13, 1899.) {5MR 305.4} Click the following link to read the whole quote in context: Manuscript Releases Volume Five [Nos. 260-346], p. 305.4 

When the shaking comes and the world is "in fear of things coming upon the earth" and Babylon calls (with civic penalties) for all to return to "worship" and "save the nation".

God delivers God's obedient people who become the "church triumphant" remnant who appears as about to fall when they are surrounded out in the wilderness (those who have obeyed the 2nd Angels message of Rev 18:4 and have "come out" of ALL churches (her=harlot churches)It is During the Time of Jacob's Trouble That the "Church Triumphant" Appears as About to Fall but Does not Fall

"The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress described by the prophet as the time of Jacob's trouble.... Jacob's night of anguish, when he wrestled in prayer for deliverance from the hand of Esau (Genesis 32:24-30), represents the experience of God's people in the time of trouble....Jacob's company, (today the remnant of God who keep His commandments and have the faith & testimony of Jesus) unarmed and defenseless, SEEMED ABOUT TO FALL HELPLESS VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND SLAUGHTER." E.G. White, The Great Controversy, (1911 edition), p. 616.

"When we learn the power of His word, we shall not follow the suggestions of Satan in order to obtain food or to save our lives. Our only questions will be, What is God’s command? and what His promise? Knowing these, we shall obey the one, and trust the other."   The Desire of Ages, p. 121.2

The broken ranks will be filled up by those represented by Christ as coming in at the eleventh hour. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God's destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who [now] have no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched, His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter (Those who have had great light and REJECTED it - "professed" Modern SDA's). Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time.--Letter 103, 1903. {LDE 182.2}

"We Are Preparing For Massive Civil War," Says DHS Informant

ETF Daily News.com / August 7, 2012 'In a riveting interview on TruNews Radio, Wednesday, private investigator Doug Hagmann said high-level, reliable sources told him the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for “massive civil war” in America.


This stuff is real; these people, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), they are ready to fight the American people.”


U.S. banks told to prepare for financial collapse........
See  http://www.naturalnews.com/036813_banks_financial_collapse_derivatives_meltdown.html 
October 24, 2011, read press release here: Vatican Calls for 'Central World Bank' to Be Set Up

PREPARING FOR MASSIVE CIVIL WAR, RE-EDUCATION (FEMA/Rex 84 Detention) CAMPS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for 'massive civil war' in America:

DHS buys 450 MILLION rounds of .40 JHP ammunition 
(hollow-point .40 caliber ammunition in addition to quantities of rifle ammunition)

The Department of Homeland Security has placed a rather large order
for some 450 million .40 JHP while simultaneously placing orders
for quantities of rifle rounds.

We're not talking range practice ammo either, the .40 is "barrier"
penetrating hollow point ammunition according to the press release.

This is alarming because the DHS is NOT the military fighting a
war overseas where you would expect massive amounts of ammunition.
The Department of Homeland Security is right here at home.

450 million!

DHS has just over 200,000 employees. Not all of them carry guns,
but even at 200,000 it comes out to more than 2200 rounds per
employee, and that's just the .40 caliber.

Video:

http://www.2ndamendmenttv.com/page/9984.html 

Weaponized UAV drones in USA
Drones, spying game consoles, and DHS humiliation
Update: Fully loaded DHS preparing for mass civil unrest
Weird science: Developing the Tesla/Eastlund weapon in Alaska
See more about the patents for this and more here: 
Secret GUILLOTINE Training & FEMA Coffins

Army manual for re-education camps applies to US citizens 
http://rt.com/usa/news/army-manual-camps-citizens-593/

 
Here is an eerie map of all the FEMA camps that have been revamped in the past few years to deal with housing large amounts of people. Now some people say that these are going to be concentration camps for US people.

FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders 
 
There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and 
ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by 
full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by 
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be 
implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential 
signature on a proclamation and the attorney general's signature on a 
warrant to which a list of names is attached. Ask yourself if you really 
want to be on Ashcroft's list. 


the Department of Homeland Security, which he describes as effectively under the control of Barack Hussein Obama. During this call, he said that the DHS is actively preparing for massive social unrest inside the United States. He then corrected himself, stating that “a civil war” is the more appropriate term. Certain elements of the government are not only expecting and preparing for it, they are actually facilitating it,” stated my source.

“The DHS takes their marching orders from the Obama administration, from Obama himself, but mostly from his un-appointed czars. And Jarrett, especially Valerie Jarrett. Don’t think for a minute that the administration is doing anything to stabilize events in the U.S. They are revolutionaries, and revolutionaries thrive on chaos,”



“December 16, 1848, the Lord gave me a view of the shaking of the powers of the heavens. I saw that when the Lord said "heaven," in giving the signs recorded by Matthew, Mark, and Luke, He meant heaven, and when He said "earth," He meant earth. The powers of heaven are the sun, moon, and stars. They rule in the heavens. The powers of earth are those that rule on the earth. The powers of heaven will be shaken at the voice of God. Then the sun, moon, and stars will be moved out of their places. They will not pass away, but be shaken by the voice of God.

Dark heavy clouds came up, and clashed against each other. The atmosphere parted and rolled back; then we could look up through the open space in Orionwhence came the voice of God. The holy city will come down through that open space. I saw that the powers of earth are now being shaken, and that events come in order. War, and rumors of war, sword, famine, and pestilence are first to shake the powers of earth, then the voice of God will shake the sun, moon, and stars, and this earth also. I saw that the shaking of the powers in Europe is not, as some teach, the shaking of the powers of heaven, but it is the shaking of the angry nations.” -Christian Experience and Teachings of Ellen G. White, page 111.


"SERIOUS THOUGHT’S ABOUT THE “END OF THE WORLD”     
 

 “A  darkness will cover the inhabitants of the earth when Jesus moves out of the heavenly sanctuary such as enveloped the earth at the time of his crucifixion.  This will be an evidence, to those who have known the truth, that probation’s hours are past, and the eternal destiny of every soul is sealed beyond recall; but this will only strike terror to the soul that has failed to heed the warning message, “Prepare to meet thy God”.    

Review &  Herald Articles Book 3, page 581. 


Matthew 24:29-30
(29) Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
(30) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.


Isaiah 13:6-13
(6) Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
(7) Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:
(8) And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
(9) Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
(10) For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
(11) And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
(12) I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. (13) Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

http://adventist-defense-league.blogspot.com/2008/07/ellen-white-and-orion-in-2005-mr.html


More here: https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/civil-war-imminent-in-united-states



LITTLE TIME OF TROUBLE
"I saw that God had children who do not see 
and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time oftrouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully." Early Writings, 33:2 (85:2).

""The commencement of that time of trouble," here mentioned, does not refer to the time when the plagues shall begin to be poured out, but to a short period just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary. At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in check so as not to prevent the work of the third angel.--EW 85, 86 (1854).

During this little time of trouble the church will go through some terrible times:

1.  A lot of false things will be pushed in our churches.
"Evil angels in the form of believers will work in our ranks to bring in a strong spirit of unbelief. Let not even this discourage you, but bring a true heart to the help of the Lord against the powers of satanic agencies. These powers of evil will assemble in our meetings, not to receive a blessing, but to counterwork the influences of the Spirit of God.--2MCP 504, 505 (1909).

2.  There will be two classes within the church

"divisions will come in the church. Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest.  {2SM 113.3}
     The work will grow deeper and become more earnest to the very close of time. And all who are laborers together with God will contend most earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. They will not be turned from the present message, which is already lightening the earth with its glory. Nothing is worth contending for but the glory of God. The only rock that will stand is the Rock of Ages. The truth as it is in Jesus is the refuge in these days of error. . . .  {2SM 114.1}

3.  There will be a tremendous shaking in the church.

"As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel's message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position, and join the ranks of the opposition. By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they have come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side. Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls. They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren.  {FLB 336.7}

There will be a shaking of the sieve. The chaff must in time be separated from the wheat. Because iniquity abounds, the love of many waxes cold. It is the very time when the genuine will be the strongest.--Letter 46, 1887.

4.  The trouble over Sunday laws brings this shaking to a decisive climax

"The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The mark of the beast will be urged upon us. Those who have step by step yielded to worldly demands and conformed to worldly customs will not find it a hard matter to yield to the powers that be, rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened imprisonment, and death. The contest is between the commandments of God and the commandments of men. In this time the gold will be separated from the dross in the church.--5T 81 (1882).

Many a star that we have admired for its brilliance will then go out in darkness.--PK 188

Ministers and doctors may depart from the faith, as the Word declares they will, and as the messages that God has given His servant declare they will.--7MR 192 (1906).

The great issue so near at hand [enforcement of Sunday laws] will weed out those whom God has not appointed and He will have a pure, true, sanctified ministry prepared for the latter rain.--3SM 385 (1886).

Let opposition arise, let bigotry and intolerance again bear sway, let persecution be kindled, and the half-hearted and hypocritical will waver and yield the faith; but the true Christian will stand firm as a rock, his faith stronger, his hope brighter than in days of prosperity.--GC 602 (1911)

5.  This shaking in the church will bring great agony, not only of fear, but of heart searching.

"Satan will work his miracles to deceive; he will set up his power as supreme. The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place. None but those who have been overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony will be found with the loyal and true, without spot or stain of sin, without guile in their mouths. . . . The remnant that purify their souls by obeying the truth gather strength from the trying process, exhibiting the beauty of holiness amid the surrounding apostasy (Letter 55, 1886).

6.  The faithful witness for God during great trails, often generated by "their former brethren".

"The work which the church has failed to do in a time of peace and prosperity, she will have to do in a terrible crisis, under most discouraging, forbidding, circumstances. The warnings that worldly conformity has silenced or withheld, must be given under the fiercest opposition from enemies of the faith. And at that time the superficial, conservative class, whose influence has steadily retarded the progress of the work, will renounce the faith, and take their stand with its avowed enemies, toward whom their sympathies have long been tending. These apostates will then manifest the most bitter enmity, doing all in their power to oppress and malign their former brethren, and to excite indignation against them. This day is just before us. The members of the church will individually be tested and proved. They will be placed in circumstances where they will be forced to bear witness for the truth. Many will be called to speak before councils and in courts of justice, perhaps separately and alone. The experience which would have helped them in this emergency they have neglected to obtain, and their souls are burdened with remorse for wasted opportunities and neglected privileges.--Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 463.

7.  Persecution 

The best thing for us is to come into close connection with God and, if He would have us be martyrs for the truth's sake, it may be the means of bringing many more into the truth.--3SM 420 (1886). 

Becoming a martyr MAY be a blessing. Only God knows what each of us can bear. So in ALL THINGS - GIVE THANKS! :)

"The two armies will stand distinct and separate, and this distinction will be so marked that many who shall be convinced of truth will come on the side of God's commandment-keeping people. When this grand work is to take place in the battle, prior to the last closing conflict,many will be imprisoned, many will flee for their lives from cities and towns, and many will be martyrs for Christ's sake in standing in defense of the truth. They will be brought before kings and rulers, and before councils to meet the false, absurd, and lying accusations brought against them, but they must stand firm as a rock to principle, and the promise is, "As thy days so shall thy strength be." (Deut. 33:25). You will not be tempted above what you are able to bear. Jesus bore all this and far more. The express command of God must be obeyed, for God has been working. Luke 21:8-19.  {1888 484.1}      

   There is a prospect before us of a continued struggle, at the risk of imprisonment, loss of property and even of life itself, to defend the law of God.--5T 712 (1889).  {LDE 150.2}
 

    Men will be required to render obedience to human edicts in violation of the divine law. Those who are true to God will be menaced, denounced, proscribed. They will be "betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends," even unto death.--PK 588 (c. 1914).  {LDE 150.3}

8.  Satan himself will appear as Christ, to convince people to turn from their "stiff necked" disregard of the Christian sabbath.  This will be an almost overwhelming deception even for those who stood for truth!

As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate Christ....The people prostrate themselves in adoration before him, while he lifts up his hands, and pronounces a blessing upon them, as Christ blessed his disciples when he was upon the earth. His voice is soft and subdued, yet full of melody. In gentle, compassionate tones he presents some of the same gracious, heavenly truths which the Saviour uttered; he heals the diseases of the people, and then, in his assumed character of Christ, he claims to have changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and commands all to hallow the day which he has blessed. He declares that those who persist in keeping holy the seventh day are blaspheming his name by refusing to listen to his angels sent to them with light and truth....But the people of God will not be misled.  GC 624

 

In all this probation has not yet closed, the Great time of trouble has not yet commenced.   -- persecution, being forced to stand up for our faith, witnessing for the Lord, the power of the Holy Spirit to witness, were all given or allowed to bring as many to salvation as possible.

9. When is the sealing work done?
The sealing work is going on NOW and the final seal will be placed upon those who have passed the test.

" Satan was trying his every art to hold them where they were, until the sealing was past, until the covering was drawn over God's people, and they left without a shelter from the burning wrath of God, in the seven last plagues. God has begun to draw this covering over His people, and it will soon be drawn over all who are to have a shelter in the day of slaughter. God will work in power for His people; and Satan will be permitted to work also. 
                                                                            {EW 44.2}

Up till this point  it has been the "wrath of man" and the "deceptions of Satan" that have plagued mankind.

But the seal is to cover God's people from the "wrath of God".
And Satan also will plunge the world into absolute chaos.

10.  Probation closes, plagues poured out.
GREAT TIME OF TROUBLE

"When Christ ceases His intercession in the sanctuary, the unmingled wrath threatened against those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark, will be poured out.  GC 628

"The people of God will not be free from suffering; but while persecuted and distressed, while they endure privation and suffer for want of food, they will not be left to perish.

"The world is soon to be left by the angel of mercy, and the seven last plagues are to be poured out. Sin, shame, sorrow, and darkness are on every side; but God still holds out to the souls of men the precious privilege of exchanging darkness for light, error for truth, sin for righteousness. But God's patience and mercy will not always wait. Let not one soul think that he can hide from God's wrath behind a lie; for God will strip from the soul the refuge of lies. The bolts of God's wrath are soon to fall, and when he shall begin to punish the transgressors, there will be no period of respite until the end. The storm of God's wrath is gathering, and those only will stand who are sanctified through the truth in the love of God. They shall be hid with Christ in God till the desolation shall be overpast. He shall come forth to punish the inhabitants of the world for their iniquity,  SpTA03 7.1

"Angels are now restraining the winds of strife, that 
they may not blow until the world shall be warned of its coming doom; but a storm is gathering, ready to burst upon the earth; and when God shall bid His angels loose the winds, there will be such a scene of strife as no pen can picture.  {Ed 179.6}

" Then I saw that the seven last plagues were soon to be poured out upon those who have no shelter; yet the world regarded them no more than they would so many drops of water that were about to fall. I was then made capable of enduring the awful sight of the seven last plagues, the wrath of God. I saw that His anger was dreadful and terrible, and if He should stretch forth His hand, or lift it in anger, the inhabitants of the world would be as though they had never been, or would suffer from incurable sores and withering 
plagues that would come upon them, and they would find no deliverance, but be destroyed by them.
{EW 64.2}

Satan will then plunge the inhabitants of the earth into one great, final trouble. As the angels of God cease to hold in check the fierce winds of human passion, all the elements of strife will be let loose. The whole world will be involved in ruin more terrible than that which came upon Jerusalem of old.--GC 614 (1911).

11.  Death decree

 "I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus' work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues. These plagues enraged the wicked against the righteous; they thought that we had brought the judgments of God upon them, and that if they could rid the earth of us, the plagues would then be stayed. A decree went forth to slay the saints, which caused them to
cry day and night for deliverance. This was the time of Jacob's trouble. [SEE GENESIS 32.]  {CET 100.3}

12.None of God's faithful ones will die after probation closes

"To human sight it will appear that the people of God must soon seal their testimony with their blood as did the martyrs before them. They themselves begin to fear that the Lord has left them to fall by the hand of their enemies. It is a time of fearful agony. Day and night they cry unto God for deliverance. ..... GC 630

If the blood of Christ's faithful witnesses were shed at this time, it would not, like the blood of the martyrs, be as seed sown to yield a harvest for God. Their fidelity would not be a testimony to convince others of the truth; for the obdurate heart has beaten back the waves of mercy until they return no more. If the righteous were now left to fall a prey to their  enemies, it would be a triumph for the prince of darkness.  GC 634 

13. Deliverance!

It was at midnight that God chose to deliver His people. As the wicked were mocking around them, suddenly the sun appeared, shining in his strength, and the moon stood still. The wicked looked upon the scene with amazement, while the saints beheld with solemn joy the tokens of their deliverance. Signs and wonders followed in quick succession. Everything seemed turned out of its natural course....

14. Special resurrection takes place.

"Graves are opened, and "many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth" "awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." [DAN. 12:2.] All who have died in the faith of the third angel's message come forth from the tomb glorified, to hear God's covenant of peace with those who have kept his law. "They also which pierced Him," [REV. 1:7.] those that mocked and derided Christ's dying agonies, and the most violent opposers of his truth and his people, are raised to behold him in his glory, and to see the honor placed upon the loyal and obedient.  {GC88 637.1}

15>  God reveals His law and announces Christ's coming.

"Then there appears against the sky a hand holding two tables of stone folded together. Says the prophet, "The heavens shall declare His righteousness; for God is judge himself." [PS. 50:6.] That holy law, God's righteousness, that amid thunder and flame was proclaimed from Sinai as the guide of life, is now revealed to men as the rule of judgment. The hand opens the tables, and there are seen the precepts of the decalogue, traced as with a pen of fire. The words are so plain that all can read them. Memory is aroused, the darkness of superstition and heresy is swept from every mind, and God's ten words, brief, comprehensive, and authoritative, are presented to the view of all the inhabitants of the earth.  {GC88 639.1}

"The voice of God is heard from Heaven, declaring the day and hour of Jesus' coming, and delivering the everlasting covenant to his people. GC 640

16.  The carnage predicted in Ez. 9 takes place.

The people see that they have been deluded. They accuse one another of having led them to destruction; but all unite in heaping their bitterest condemnation upon the ministers. Unfaithful pastors have prophesied smooth things; they have led their hearers to make void the law of God and to persecute those who would keep it holy. Now, in their despair, these teachers confess before the world their work of deception. The multitudes are filled with fury. "We are lost!" they cry, "and you are the cause of our ruin;" and they turn upon the false shepherds. The very ones that once admired them most, will pronounce the most dreadful curses upon them. The very hands that once crowned them with laurels will be raised for their destruction. The swords which were to slay God's people are now employed to destroy their enemies. Everywhere there is strife and bloodshed.  {GC88 655.4}

"Now the angel of death goes forth, represented in Ezekiel's vision by the men with the slaughtering weapons, to whom the command is given: "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women; but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary." Says the prophet, "They began at the ancient men which were before the house." [EZE. 9:1-6.] The work of destruction begins among those who have professed to be the spiritual guardians of the people. The false watchmen are the first to fall. There are none to pity or to spare. Men, women, maidens, and little children perish together.  {GC88 656.2}

17.  Christ comes -- first resurrection of the righteousn -- heaven!

Soon there appears in the east a small black cloud, about half the size of a man's hand. It is the cloud which surrounds the Saviour,....The firmament seems filled with radiant forms,-- "ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands." No human pen can portray the scene, nor mortal mind is adequate to conceive its splendor....Before his presence, "all faces are turned into paleness;" upon the rejecters of God's mercy falls the terror of eternal despair. ...The righteous cry with trembling, "Who shall be able to stand?" The angels' song is hushed, and there is a period of awful silence. Then the voice of Jesus is heard, saying, "My grace is sufficient for you." .....Amid the reeling of the earth, the flash of lightning, and the roar of thunder, the voice of the Son of God calls forth the sleeping saints.....The living righteous are changed "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye." At the voice of God they were glorified; now they are made immortal, and with the risen saints are caught up to meet their Lord in the air.  GC  641-645

The Little Time of Trouble


What additional law will be enacted before the close of probation?
"Wonderful events are soon to open before the world. The end of all things is at hand. The time of trouble is about to come upon the people of God. Then it is that the decree will go forth forbidding those who keep the Sabbath of the Lord to buy or sell, and threatening them with punishment, and even death, if they do not observe the first day of the week as the Sabbath. "'And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time'" (RH Nov. 19, 1908).
How will some young people be treated by their own parents?
"Conscientious obedience to the Word of God will be treated as rebellion. Blinded by Satan, the parent will exercise harshness and severity toward the believing child; the master or mistress will oppress the commandment-keeping servant. Affection will be alienated; children will be disinherited and driven from home" (GC 608).
How will some be dealt with by judicial courts?
"And all who prove their loyalty by obedience to the law of Jehovah must be prepared to be arrested, to be brought before councils that have not for their standard the high and holy law of God" (RH Dec. 26, 1899 [7BC 977]). "The tender mercies of this power will be displayed in prison cells and dungeons. Already preparations are advancing, and movements are in progress, which will result in making an image to the beast" (RH Apr. 23, 1889). "As the defenders of truth refuse to honor the Sunday-sabbath, some of them will be thrust into prison, some will be exiled, some will be treated as slaves. To human wisdom all this now seems impossible; but as the restraining Spirit of God shall be withdrawn from men, and they shall be under the control of Satan, who hates the divine precepts, there will be strange developments. The heart can be very cruel when God's fear and love are removed" (GC 608).
Is it possible that some may make the supreme sacrifice?
"There is a prospect before us of a continued struggle, at the risk of imprisonment, loss of property, and even of life itself, to defend the law of God" (5T 712). "As he influenced the heathen nations to destroy Israel, so in the near future he will stir up the wicked powers of earth to destroy the people of God. Men will be required to render obedience to human edicts in violation of the divine law.
Will those who are condemned for their faith be afraid of the prison cell or even of death itself?
"If we are called to suffer for Christ's sake, we shall be able to go to prison trusting in Him as a little child trusts in its parents. Now is the time to cultivate faith in God" (OHC 357). "We are not to have the courage and fortitude of martyrs of old until brought into the position they were in...Should there be a return of persecution there would be grace given to arouse every energy of the soul to show a true heroism" (ibid. 125). "The disciples were not endowed with the courage and fortitude of the martyrs until such grace was needed" (DA 354). "When for the truth's sake the believer stands at the bar of the unrighteous tribunals, Christ stands by his side...When one is incarcerated in prison walls, Christ ravishes the heart with His love. When one suffers death for His sake, Christ says, 'I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore,. ..and have the keys of hell and of death' (Rev. 1: 18). The life that is sacrificed for Me is preserved unto eternal glory" (DA 669).
Who will be the devil's most efficient agents in the misrepresentation and accusation of Adventists?
"Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls. They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren. When Sabbathkeepers are brought before the courts to answer for their faith, these apostates are the most efficient agents of Satan to misrepresent and accuse them, and by false reports and insinuations to stir up the rulers against them" (GC 608).
THE LITTLE TIME OF TROUBLE HAS COME

Outline
Overview
1. The time of trouble and the time of sorrow is one
2. The time of trouble—the day of battle and war.
3. A form of judgment
4. The final phase of the investigative judgment 
5. The time when Satan  will do his most destructive works
6. The time of the great deceptions
7. The time of finishing the gospel works
8. The final sealing time
Reflection
The Declaration!
Overview
     The events in 911 heralds the final phase of probationary period for the world had began. The Lord
begins withdrawing his hand of protection in the world's affairs to open the way the final preparation
for the final battle between good and evil. Nations are being given the last opportunity to choose which
side they will give their allegiance. The events that are taking place   in the whole world like the world
economic recession, political instabilities or wars, the natural disasters like the earthquakes and
tsunamis, the hurricanes and deadly storms, the pestilences like the h1n1 or the swine flu, the man
made disasters , the accidents, and famines in many places—these are  rallying the whole world to
create a new world system. In Matthew 24:1-14 prophecies, the time of “sorrows” will lead to a
worldwide system that will persecute the true followers of Jesus, as He said “ye shall be hated of all
nations for my name's sake.” Christ in the heavenly Sanctuary has began the final phase of the
investigative judgment—this is the beginning of the little time of trouble.
TEXT:  Matthew 24:4-14  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive
you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear
of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but
the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be
famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these [are] the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for
my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one
another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall
abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and
then shall the end come. 
THE LITTLE TIME OF TROUBLE
1. THE TIME OF TROUBLE AND THE TIME OF SORROW IS ONE
Psalm 116:3   The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gate hold upon me: I found
trouble and sorrow.  


There Shall Be A Time Of Trouble,
Such As Never Was...

"At that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book." Daniel 12:1.

When the third angel's message closes, mercy no longer pleads for the guilty inhabitants of the earth. The people of God have accomplished their work. They have received "the latter rain," "the refreshing from the presence of the Lord," and they are prepared for the trying hour before them. Angels are hastening to and fro in heaven. An angel returning from the earth announces that his work is done; the final test has been brought upon the world, and all who have proved themselves loyal to the divine precepts have received "the seal of the living God." Then Jesus ceases His intercession in the sanctuary above. He lifts His hands and with a loud voice says, "It is done;" and all the angelic host lay off their crowns as He makes the solemn announcement: "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still." Revelation 22:11. Every case has been decided for life or death. Christ has made the atonement for His people and blotted out their sins. The number of His subjects is made up; "the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven," is about to be given to the heirs of salvation, and Jesus is to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.

When He leaves the sanctuary, darkness covers the inhabitants of the earth. In that fearful time the righteous must live in the sight of a holy God without an intercessor. The restraint which has been upon the wicked is removed, and Satan has entire control of the finally impenitent. God's long-suffering has ended. The world has rejected His mercy, despised His love, and trampled upon His law. The wicked have passed the boundary of their probation; the Spirit of God, persistently resisted, has been at last withdrawn. Unsheltered by divine grace, they have no protection from the wicked one. Satan will then plunge the inhabitants of the earth into one great, final trouble. As the angels of God cease to hold in check the fierce winds of human passion, all the elements of strife will be let loose. The whole world will be involved in ruin more terrible than that which came upon Jerusalem of old.

A single angel destroyed all the first-born of the Egyptians and filled the land with mourning. When David offended against God by numbering the people, one angel caused that terrible destruction by which his sin was punished. The same destructive power exercised by holy angels when God commands, will be exercised by evil angels when He permits. There are forces now ready, and only waiting the divine permission, to spread desolation everywhere.

Satan Will Excite To Still Greater Intensity
The Spirit Of Hatred And Persecution
Those who honor the law of God have been accused of bringing judgments upon the world, and they will be regarded as the cause of the fearful convulsions of nature and the strife and bloodshed among men that are filling the earth with woe. The power attending the last warning has enraged the wicked; their anger is kindled against all who have received the message, and Satan will excite to still greater intensity the spirit of hatred and persecution.

When God's presence was finally withdrawn from the Jewish nation, priests and people knew it not. Though under the control of Satan, and swayed by the most horrible and malignant passions, they still regarded themselves as the chosen of God. The ministration in the temple continued; sacrifices were offered upon its polluted altars, and daily the divine blessing was invoked upon a people guilty of the blood of God's dear Son and seeking to slay His ministers and apostles. So when the irrevocable decision of the sanctuary has been pronounced and the destiny of the world has been forever fixed, the inhabitants of the earth will know it not. The forms of religion will be continued by a people from whom the Spirit of God has been finally withdrawn; and the satanic zeal with which the prince of evil will inspire them for the accomplishment of his malignant designs, will bear the semblance of zeal for God.

As the Sabbath has become the special point of controversy throughout Christendom, and religious and secular authorities have combined to enforce the observance of the Sunday, the persistent refusal of a small minority to yield to the popular demand will make them objects of universal execration. It will be urged that the few who stand in opposition to an institution of the church and a law of the state ought not to be tolerated; that it is better for them to suffer than for whole nations to be thrown into confusion and lawlessness. The same argument eighteen hundred years ago was brought against Christ by the "rulers of the people." "It is expedient for us," said the wily Caiaphas, "that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not." John 11:50. This argument will appear conclusive; and a decree will finally be issued against those who hallow the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, denouncing them as deserving of the severest punishment and giving the people liberty, after a certain time, to put them to death. Romanism in the Old World and apostate Protestantism in the New will pursue a similar course toward those who honor all the divine precepts.

The Time Of Jacob's Trouble
The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress described by the prophet as the time of Jacob's trouble. "Thus saith the Lord: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. . . . All faces are turned into paleness. 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." Jeremiah 30:5-7.

Jacob's night of anguish, when he wrestled in prayer for deliverance from the hand of Esau (Genesis 32:24-30), represents the experience of God's people in the time of trouble. Because of the deception practiced to secure his father's blessing, intended for Esau, Jacob had fled for his life, alarmed by his brother's deadly threats. After remaining for many years an exile, he had set out, at God's command, to return with his wives and children, his flocks and herds, to his native country. On reaching the borders of the land, he was filled with terror by the tidings of Esau's approach at the head of a band of warriors, doubtless bent upon revenge. Jacob's company, unarmed and defenseless, seemed about to fall helpless victims of violence and slaughter. And to the burden of anxiety and fear was added the crushing weight of self-reproach, for it was his own sin that had brought this danger. His only hope was in the mercy of God; his only defense must be prayer. Yet he leaves nothing undone on his own part to atone for the wrong to his brother and to avert the threatened danger. So should the followers of Christ, as they approach the time of trouble, make every exertion to place themselves in a proper light before the people, to disarm prejudice, and to avert the danger which threatens liberty of conscience.

Having sent his family away, that they may not witness his distress, Jacob remains alone to intercede with God. He confesses his sin and gratefully acknowledges the mercy of God toward him while with deep humiliation he pleads the covenant made with his fathers and the promises to himself in the night vision at Bethel and in the land of his exile. The crisis in his life has come; everything is at stake. In the darkness and solitude he continues praying and humbling himself before God. Suddenly a hand is laid upon his shoulder. He thinks that an enemy is seeking his life, and with all the energy of despair he wrestles with his assailant. As the day begins to break, the stranger puts forth his superhuman power; at his touch the strong man seems paralyzed, and he falls, a helpless, weeping suppliant, upon the neck of his mysterious antagonist. Jacob knows now that it is the Angel of the covenant with whom he has been in conflict. Though disabled and suffering the keenest pain, he does not relinquish his purpose. Long has he endured perplexity, remorse, and trouble for his sin; now he must have the assurance that it is pardoned. The divine visitant seems about to depart; but Jacob clings to Him, pleading for a blessing. The Angel urges, "Let Me go, for the day breaketh;" but the patriarch exclaims, "I will not let Thee go, except Thou bless me." What confidence, what firmness and perseverance, are here displayed! Had this been a boastful, presumptuous claim, Jacob would have been instantly destroyed; but his was the assurance of one who confesses his weakness and unworthiness, yet trusts the mercy of a covenant-keeping God.

"He had power over the Angel, and prevailed." Hosea 12:4. Through humiliation, repentance, and self-surrender, this sinful, erring mortal prevailed with the Majesty of heaven. He had fastened his trembling grasp upon the promises of God, and the heart of Infinite Love could not turn away the sinner's plea. As an evidence of his triumph and an encouragement to others to imitate his example, his name was changed from one which was a reminder of his sin, to one that commemorated his victory. And the fact that Jacob had prevailed with God was an assurance that he would prevail with men. He no longer feared to encounter his brother's anger, for the Lord was his defense.

Satan had accused Jacob before the angels of God, claiming the right to destroy him because of his sin; he had moved upon Esau to march against him; and during the patriarch's long night of wrestling, Satan endeavored to force upon him a sense of his guilt in order to discourage him and break his hold upon God. Jacob was driven almost to despair; but he knew that without help from heaven he must perish. He had sincerely repented of his great sin, and he appealed to the mercy of God. He would not be turned from his purpose, but held fast the Angel and urged his petition with earnest, agonizing cries until he prevailed.

He [Satan] Will Stir Up The Wicked
To Destroy God's People In The Time Of Trouble
As Satan influenced Esau to march against Jacob, so he will stir up the wicked to destroy God's people in the time of trouble. And as he accused Jacob, he will urge his accusations against the people of God. He numbers the world as his subjects; but the little company who keep the commandments of God are resisting his supremacy. If he could blot them from the earth, his triumph would be complete. He sees that holy angels are guarding them, and he infers that their sins have been pardoned; but he does not know that their cases have been decided in the sanctuary above. He has an accurate knowledge of the sins which he has tempted them to commit, and he presents these before God in the most exaggerated light, representing this people to be just as deserving as himself of exclusion from the favor of God. He declares that the Lord cannot in justice forgive their sins and yet destroy him and his angels. He claims them as his prey and demands that they be given into his hands to destroy.

As Satan accuses the people of God on account of their sins, the Lord permits him to try them to the uttermost. Their confidence in God, their faith and firmness, will be severely tested. As they review the past, their hopes sink for in their whole lives they can see little good. They are fully conscious of their weakness and unworthiness. Satan endeavors to terrify them with the thought that their cases are hopeless, that the stain of their defilement will never be washed away. He hopes so to destroy their faith that they will yield to his temptations and turn from their allegiance to God.

Though God's people will be surrounded by enemies who are bent upon their destruction, yet the anguish which they suffer is not a dread of persecution for the truth's sake; they fear that every sin has not been repented of, and that through some fault in themselves they will fail to realize the fulfillment of the Saviour's promise: I "will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world." Revelation 3:10. If they could have the assurance of pardon they would not shrink from torture or death; but should they prove unworthy, and lose their lives because of their own defects of character, then God's holy name would be reproached.

On every hand they hear the plottings of treason and see the active working of rebellion; and there is aroused within them an intense desire, an earnest yearning of soul, that this great apostasy may be terminated and the wickedness of the wicked may come to an end. But while they plead with God to stay the work of rebellion, it is with a keen sense of self-reproach that they themselves have no more power to resist and urge back the mighty tide of evil. They feel that had they always employed all their ability in the service of Christ, going forward from strength to strength, Satan's forces would have less power to prevail against them.

Their Faith Does Not Fail
They afflict their souls before God, pointing to their past repentance of their many sins, and pleading the Saviour's promise: "Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; and he shall make peace with Me." Isaiah 27:5. Their faith does not fail because their prayers are not immediately answered. Though suffering the keenest anxiety, terror, and distress, they do not cease their intercessions. They lay hold of the strength of God as Jacob laid hold of the Angel; and the language of their souls is: "I will not let Thee go, except Thou bless me."

Had not Jacob previously repented of his sin in obtaining the birthright by fraud, God would not have heard his prayer and mercifully preserved his life. So, in the time of trouble, if the people of God had unconfessed sins to appear before them while tortured with fear and anguish, they would be overwhelmed; despair would cut off their faith, and they could not have confidence to plead with God for deliverance. But while they have a deep sense of their unworthiness, they have no concealed wrongs to reveal. Their sins have gone beforehand to judgment and have been blotted out, and they cannot bring them to remembrance.

Satan leads many to believe that God will overlook their unfaithfulness in the minor affairs of life; but the Lord shows in His dealings with Jacob that He will in no wise sanction or tolerate evil. All who endeavor to excuse or conceal their sins, and permit them to remain upon the books of heaven, unconfessed and unforgiven, will be overcome by Satan. The more exalted their profession and the more honorable the position which they hold, the more grievous is their course in the sight of God and the more sure the triumph of their great adversary. Those who delay a preparation for the day of God cannot obtain it in the time of trouble or at any subsequent time. The case of all such is hopeless.

Those professed Christians who come up to that last fearful conflict unprepared will, in their despair, confess their sins in words of burning anguish, while the wicked exult over their distress. These confessions are of the same character as was that of Esau or of Judas. Those who make them, lament the result of transgression, but not its guilt. They no true contrition, no abhorrence of evil. They acknowledge their sin, through fear of punishment; but, like Pharaoh of old, they would return to their defiance of Heaven should the judgments be removed.

Jacob's history is also an assurance that God will not cast off those who have been deceived and tempted and betrayed into sin, but who have returned unto Him with true repentance. While Satan seeks to destroy this class, God will send His angels to comfort and protect them in the time of peril. The assaults of Satan are fierce and determined, his delusions are terrible; but the Lord's eye is upon His people, and His ear listens to their cries. Their affliction is great, the flames of the furnace seem about to consume them; but the Refiner will bring them forth as gold tried in the fire. God's love for His children during the period of their severest trial is as strong and tender as in the days of their sunniest prosperity; but it is needful for them to be placed in the furnace of fire; their earthliness must be consumed, that the image of Christ may be perfectly reflected.

Wrestling With God - How Few Know What It Is!
The season of distress and anguish before us will require a faith that can endure weariness, delay, and hunger--a faith that will not faint though severely tried. The period of probation is granted to all to prepare for that time. Jacob prevailed because he was persevering and determined. His victory is an evidence of the power of importunate prayer. All who will lay hold of God's promises, as he did, and be as earnest and persevering as he was, will succeed as he succeeded. Those who are unwilling to deny self, to agonize before God, to pray long and earnestly for His blessing, will not obtain it. Wrestling with God--how few know what it is! How few have ever had their souls drawn out after God with intensity of desire until every power is on the stretch. When waves of despair which no language can express sweep over the suppliant, how few cling with unyielding faith to the promises of God. Those who exercise but little faith now, are in the greatest danger of falling under the power of satanic delusions and the decree to compel the conscience. And even if they endure the test they will be plunged into deeper distress and anguish in the time of trouble, because they have never made it a habit to trust in God. The lessons of faith which they have neglected they will be forced to learn under a terrible pressure of discouragement.

We should now acquaint ourselves with God by proving His promises. Angels record every prayer that is earnest and sincere. We should rather dispense with selfish gratifications than neglect communion with God. The deepest poverty, the greatest self-denial, with His approval, is better than riches, honors, ease, and friendship without it. We must take time to pray. If we allow our minds to be absorbed by worldly interests, the Lord may give us time by removing from us our idols of gold, of houses, or of fertile lands.

The young would not be seduced into sin if they would refuse to enter any path save that upon which they could ask God's blessing. If the messengers who bear the last solemn warning to the world would pray for the blessing of God, not in a cold, listless, lazy manner, but fervently and in faith, as did Jacob, they would find many places where they could say: "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved." Genesis 32:30. They would be accounted of heaven as princes, having power to prevail with God and with men.

The "time of trouble, such as never was," is soon to open upon us; and we shall need an experience which we do not now possess and which many are too indolent to obtain. It is often the case that trouble is greater in anticipation than in reality; but this is not true of the crisis before us. The most vivid presentation cannot reach the magnitude of the ordeal. In that time of trial, every soul must stand for himself before God. "Though Noah, Daniel, and Job" were in the land, "as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness." Ezekiel 14:20.

Now, while our great High Priest is making the atonement for us, we should seek to become perfect in Christ. Not even by a thought could our Saviour be brought to yield to the power of temptation. Satan finds in human hearts some point where he can gain a foothold; some sinful desire is cherished, by means of which his temptations assert their power. But Christ declared of Himself: "The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in Me." John 14:30. Satan could find nothing in the Son of God that would enable him to gain the victory. He had kept His Father's commandments, and there was no sin in Him that Satan could use to his advantage. This is the condition in which those must be found who shall stand in the time of trouble.

It Is In This Life That We
Are To Separate Sin From Us
It is in this life that we are to separate sin from us, through faith in the atoning blood of Christ. Our precious Saviour invites us to join ourselves to Him, to unite our weakness to His strength, our ignorance to His wisdom, our unworthiness to His merits. God's providence is the school in which we are to learn the meekness and lowliness of Jesus. The Lord is ever setting before us, not the way we would choose, which seems easier and pleasanter to us, but the true aims of life. It rests with us to co-operate with the agencies which Heaven employs in the work of conforming our characters to the divine model. None can neglect or defer this work but at the most fearful peril to their souls.

The apostle John in vision heard a loud voice in heaven exclaiming: "Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time." Revelation 12:12. Fearful are the scenes which call forth this exclamation from the heavenly voice. The wrath of Satan increases as his time grows short, and his work of deceit and destruction will reach its culmination in the time of trouble.

Fearful sights of a supernatural character will soon be revealed in the heavens, in token of the power of miracle-working demons. The spirits of devils will go forth to the kings of the earth and to the whole world, to fasten them in deception, and urge them on to unite with Satan in his last struggle against the government of heaven. By these agencies, rulers and subjects will be alike deceived. Persons will arise pretending to be Christ Himself, and claiming the title and worship which belong to the world's Redeemer. They will perform wonderful miracles of healing and will profess to have revelations from heaven contradicting the testimony of the Scriptures.

As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate Christ. The church has long professed to look to the Saviour's advent as the consummation of her hopes. Now the great deceiver will make it appear that Christ has come. In different parts of the earth, Satan will manifest himself among men as a majestic being of dazzling brightness, resembling the description of the Son of God given by John in the Revelation. Revelation 1:13-15. The glory that surrounds him is unsurpassed by anything that mortal eyes have yet beheld. The shout of triumph rings out upon the air: "Christ has come! Christ has come!" The people prostrate themselves in adoration before him, while he lifts up his hands and pronounces a blessing upon them, as Christ blessed His disciples when He was upon the earth. His voice is soft and subdued, yet full of melody. In gentle, compassionate tones he presents some of the same gracious, heavenly truths which the Saviour uttered; he heals the diseases of the people, and then, in his assumed character of Christ, he claims to have changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and commands all to hallow the day which he has blessed. He declares that those who persist in keeping holy the seventh day are blaspheming his name by refusing to listen to his angels sent to them with light and truth. This is the strong, almost overmastering delusion. Like the Samaritans were deceived by Simon Magus, the multitudes, from the least to the greatest, give heed to these sorceries, saying: This is "the great power of God." Acts 8:10.

The People Of God Will Not Be Misled
But the people of God will not be misled. The teachings of this false christ are not in accordance with the Scriptures. His blessing is pronounced upon the worshipers of the beast and his image, the very class upon whom the Bible declares that God's unmingled wrath shall be poured out.

And, furthermore, Satan is not permitted to counterfeit the manner of Christ's advent. The Saviour has warned His people against deception upon this point, and has clearly foretold the manner of His second coming. "There shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. . . . Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth; behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matthew 24:24-27, 31; 25:31; Revelation 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17. This coming there is no possibility of counterfeiting. It will be universally known--witnessed by the whole world.

Only those who have been diligent students of the Scriptures and who have received the love of the truth will be shielded from the powerful delusion that takes the world captive. By the Bible testimony these will detect the deceiver in his disguise. To all the testing time will come. By the sifting of temptation the genuine Christian will be revealed. Are the people of God now so firmly established upon His word that they would not yield to the evidence of their senses? Would they, in such a crisis, cling to the Bible and the Bible only? Satan will, if possible, prevent them from obtaining a preparation to stand in that day. He will so arrange affairs as to hedge up their way, entangle them with earthly treasures, cause them to carry a heavy, wearisome burden, that their hearts may be overcharged with the cares of this life and the day of trial may come upon them as a thief.

As the decree issued by the various rulers of Christendom against commandment keepers shall withdraw the protection of government and abandon them to those who desire their destruction, the people of God will flee from the cities and villages and associate together in companies, dwelling in the most desolate and solitary places. Many will find refuge in the strongholds of the mountains. Like the Christians of the Piedmont valleys, they will make the high places of the earth their sanctuaries and will thank God for "the munitions of rocks." Isaiah 33:16. But many of all nations and of all classes, high and low, rich and poor, black and white, will be cast into the most unjust and cruel bondage. The beloved of God pass weary days, bound in chains, shut in by prison bars, sentenced to be slain, some apparently left to die of starvation in dark and loathsome dungeons. No human ear is open to hear their moans; no human hand is ready to lend them help.

Will the Lord forget His people in this trying hour? Did He forget faithful Noah when judgments were visited upon the antediluvian world? Did He forget Lot when the fire came down from heaven to consume the cities of the plain? Did He forget Joseph surrounded by idolaters in Egypt? Did He forget Elijah when the oath of Jezebel threatened him with the fate of the prophets of Baal? Did He forget Jeremiah in the dark and dismal pit of his prison house? Did He forget the three worthies in the fiery furnace? or Daniel in the den of lions?

Behold, I Have Graven Thee
Upon The Palms Of My Hands
"Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands." Isaiah 49:14-16. The Lord hosts has said: "He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye." Zechariah 2:8.

Though enemies may thrust them into prison, yet dungeon walls cannot cut off the communication between their souls and Christ. One who sees their every weakness, who is acquainted with every trial, is above all earthly powers; and angels will come to them in lonely cells, bringing light and peace from heaven. The prison will be as a palace; for the rich in faith dwell there, and the gloomy walls will be lighted up with heavenly light as when Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises at midnight in the Philippian dungeon.

God's judgments will be visited upon those who are seeking to oppress and destroy His people. His long forbearance with the wicked emboldens men in transgression, but their punishment is nonetheless certain and terrible because it is long delayed. "The Lord shall rise up as in Mount Perazim, He shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that He may do His work, His strange work; and bring to pass His act, His strange act." Isaiah 28:21. To our merciful God the act of punishment is a strange act. "As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked." Ezekiel 33:11. The Lord is "merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, . . . forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin." Yet He will "by no means clear the guilty." The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked." Exodus 34:6, 7; Nahum 1:3. By terrible things in righteousness He will vindicate the authority of His downtrodden law. The severity of the retribution awaiting the transgressor may be judged by the Lord's reluctance to execute justice. The nation with which He bears long, and which He will not smite until it has filled up the measure of its iniquity in God's account, will finally drink the cup of wrath unmixed with mercy.

When Christ ceases His intercession in the sanctuary, the unmingled wrath threatened against those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark (Revelation 14:9, 10), will be poured out. The plagues upon Egypt when God was about to deliver Israel were similar in character to those more terrible and extensive judgments which are to fall upon the world just before the final deliverance of God's people. Says the revelator, in describing those terrific scourges: "There fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image." The sea "became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea." And "the rivers and fountains of waters . . . became blood." Terrible as these inflictions are, God's justice stands fully vindicated. The angel of God declares: "Thou art righteous, O Lord, . . . because Thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy." Revelation 16:2-6. By condemning the people of God to death, they have as truly incurred the guilt of their blood as if it had been shed by their hands. In like manner Christ declared the Jews of His time guilty of all the blood of holy men which had been shed since the days of Abel; for they possessed the same spirit and were seeking to do the same work with these murderers of the prophets.

In the plague that follows, power is given to the sun "to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat." Verses 8, 9. The prophets thus describe the condition of the earth at this fearful time: "The land mourneth; . . . because the harvest of the field is perished. . . . All the trees of the field are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men." "The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate. . . . How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture. . . . The rivers of water are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness." "The songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence." Joel 1:10-12, 17-20; Amos 8:3.

These plagues are not universal, or the inhabitants of the earth would be wholly cut off. Yet they will be the most awful scourges that have ever been known to mortals. All the judgments upon men, prior to the close of probation, have been mingled with mercy. The pleading blood of Christ has shielded the sinner from receiving the full measure of his guilt; but in the final judgment, wrath is poured out unmixed with mercy.

In that day, multitudes will desire the shelter of God's mercy which they have so long despised. "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: and they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it." Amos 8:11, 12.

Bread Shall Be Given Him; His Waters Shall Be Sure
The people of God will not be free from suffering; but while persecuted and distressed, while they endure privation and suffer for want of food they will not be left to perish. That God who cared for Elijah will not pass by one of His self-sacrificing children. He who numbers the hairs of their head will care for them, and in time of famine they shall be satisfied. While the wicked are dying from hunger and pestilence, angels will shield the righteous and supply their wants. To him that "walketh righteously" is the promise: "Bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure." "When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them." Isaiah 33:15, 16; 41:17.

"Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls;" yet shall they that fear Him "rejoice in the Lord" and joy in the God of their salvation. Habakkuk 3:17, 18.

"The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul." "He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with His fathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling." Psalms 121:5-7; 91:3-10.

Yet to human sight it will appear that the people of God must soon seal their testimony with their blood as did the martyrs before them. They themselves begin to fear that the Lord has left them to fall by the hand of their enemies. It is a time of fearful agony. Day and night they cry unto God for deliverance. The wicked exult, and the jeering cry is heard: "Where now is your faith? Why does not God deliver you out of our hands if you are indeed His people?" But the waiting ones remember Jesus dying upon Calvary's cross and the chief priests and rulers shouting in mockery: "He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He be the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him." Matthew 27:42. Like Jacob, all are wrestling with God. Their countenances express their internal struggle. Paleness sits upon every face. Yet they cease not their earnest intercession.

The People Of God Must Drink Of The Cup
And Be Baptized With The Baptism
Could men see with heavenly vision, they would behold companies of angels that excel in strength stationed about those who have kept the word of Christ's patience. With sympathizing tenderness, angels have witnessed their distress and have heard their prayers. They are waiting the word of their Commander to snatch them from their peril. But they must wait yet a little longer. The people of God must drink of the cup and be baptized with the baptism. The very delay, so painful to them, is the best answer to their petitions. As they endeavor to wait trustingly for the Lord to work they are led to exercise faith, hope, and patience, which have been too little exercised during their religious experience. Yet for the elect's sake the time of trouble will be shortened. "Shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him? . . . I tell you that He will avenge them speedily." Luke 18:7, 8. The end will come more quickly than men expect. The wheat will be gathered and bound in sheaves for the garner of God; the tares will be bound as fagots for the fires of destruction.

The heavenly sentinels, faithful to their trust, continue their watch. Though a general decree has fixed the time when commandment keepers may be put to death, their enemies will in some cases anticipate the decree, and before the time specified, will endeavor to take their lives. But none can pass the mighty guardians stationed about every faithful soul. Some are assailed in their flight from the cities and villages; but the swords raised against them break and fall powerless as a straw. Others are defended by angels in the form of men of war.

In all ages, God has wrought through holy angels for the succor and deliverance of His people. Celestial beings have taken an active part in the affairs of men. They have appeared clothed in garments that shone as the lightning; they have come as men in the garb of wayfarers. Angels have appeared in human form to men of God. They have rested, as if weary, under the oaks at noon. They have accepted the hospitalities of human homes. They have acted as guides to benighted travelers. They have, with their own hands, kindled the fires at the altar. They have opened prison doors and set free the servants of the Lord. Clothed with the panoply of heaven, they came to roll away the stone from the Saviour's tomb.

In the form of men, angels are often in the assemblies of the righteous; and they visit the assemblies of the wicked, as they went to Sodom, to make a record of their deeds, to determine whether they have passed the boundary of God's forbearance. The Lord delights in mercy; and for the sake of a few who really serve Him, He restrains calamities and prolongs the tranquillity of multitudes. Little do sinners against God realize that they are indebted for their own lives to the faithful few whom they delight to ridicule and oppress.

Though the rulers of this world know it not, yet often in their councils angels have been spokesmen. Human eyes have looked upon them; human ears have listened to their appeals; human lips have opposed their suggestions and ridiculed their counsels; human hands have met them with insult and abuse. In the council hall and the court of justice these heavenly messengers have shown an intimate acquaintance with human history; they have proved themselves better able to plead the cause of the oppressed than were their ablest and most eloquent defenders. They have defeated purposes and arrested evils that would have greatly retarded the work of God and would have caused great suffering to His people. In the hour of peril and distress "the angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them." Psalm 34:7.

The Sun Of Righteousness Is About To Shine Forth
With earnest longing, God's people await the tokens of their coming King. As the watchmen are accosted, "What of the night?" the answer is given unfalteringly, "The morning cometh, and also the night.' Isaiah 21:11, 12. Light is gleaming upon the clouds above the mountaintops. Soon there will be a revealing of His glory. The Sun of Righteousness is about to shine forth. The morning and the night are both at hand--the opening of endless day to the righteous, the settling down of eternal night to the wicked."

As the wrestling ones urge their petitions before God, the veil separating them from the unseen seems almost withdrawn. The heavens glow with the dawning of eternal day, and like the melody of angel songs the words fall upon ear: "Stand fast to your allegiance. Help is coming." Christ, the almighty Victor, holds out to His weary soldiers a crown of immortal glory; and His voice comes from the gates ajar: "Lo, I am with you. Be not afraid. I am acquainted with all your sorrows; I have borne your griefs. You are not warring against untried enemies. I have fought the battle in your behalf, and in My name you are more than conquerors."

The precious Saviour will send help just when we need it. The way to heaven is consecrated by His footprints. Every thorn that wounds our feet has wounded His. Every cross that we are called to bear He has borne before us. The Lord permits conflicts, to prepare the soul for peace. The time of trouble is a fearful ordeal for God's people; but it is the time for every true believer to look up, and by faith he may see the bow of promise encircling him.

"The redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away. I, even I, am He that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; and forgettest the Lord thy Maker; . . . and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor? The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail. But I am the Lord thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The Lord of hosts is His name. And I have put My words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of Mine hand." Isaiah 51:11-16.

"Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine: Thus saith thy Lord the Lord, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of His people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of My fury; thou shalt no more drink it again: but I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over." Verses 21-23.

Glorious Will Be The Deliverance Of Those Who Have Patiently Waited For His Coming And Whose Names Are Written In The Book Of Life
The eye of God, looking down the ages, was fixed upon the crisis which His people are to meet, when earthly powers shall be arrayed against them. Like the captive exile, they will be in fear of death by starvation or by violence. But the Holy One who divided the Red Sea before Israel, will manifest His mighty power and turn their captivity. "They shall be Mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him." Malachi 3:17. If the blood of Christ's faithful witnesses were shed at this time, it would not, like the blood of the martyrs, be as seed sown to yield a harvest for God. Their fidelity would not be a testimony to convince others of the truth; for the obdurate heart has beaten back the waves of mercy until they return no more. If the righteous were now left to fall a prey to their enemies, it would be a triumph for the prince of darkness. Says the psalmist: "In the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me." Psalm 27:5. Christ has spoken: "Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity." Isaiah 26:20, 21. Glorious will be the deliverance of those who have patiently waited for His coming and whose names are written in the book of life.

The Great Controversy Between Christ
and Satan - Chapter 39 - Pg. 613-634


In 1998 I received a videotape from Tim Simkin, a close friend of mine. In this video he drew parallels between Christ’s experiences in His "time of trouble," and the experiences of those who will pass through the final time of trouble. The message contained in that video moved me to tears, and as I studied it further, I was astonished at just how deep this subject goes. It is my hope that God will bless you as richly as He has blessed me.

A Time of Trouble Such as Never Was

Bible prophecy makes it very clear that just prior to Christ’s second advent, "…there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time.…" Daniel 12:1. "Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble.…" Jeremiah 30:7. "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." Matthew 24:21.

The pen of inspiration has attempted to help us understand how serious this crisis will be. "It is often the case that trouble is greater in anticipation than in reality; but this is not true of the crisis before us. The most vivid presentation cannot reach the magnitude of the ordeal." Great Controversy, 622. "…soon the time of trouble, such as never was, will come upon us, of which we have but little idea."Testimonies, vol. 9, 241. "We are on the very verge of the time of trouble, and perplexities that are scarcely dreamed of are before us." Testimonies, vol. 9, 43. "It is impossible to give any idea of the experience of the people of God who shall be alive upon the earth when celestial glory and a repetition of the persecutions of the past are blended" Last Day Events, 266. "We are standing on the threshold of the crisis of the ages." Prophets and Kings, 278. "The conflict that is right upon us will be the most terrible ever witnessed." Testimonies, vol. 6, 407. "The most momentous struggle of all the ages is just before us." Testimonies, vol. 5, 711. From this perspective, let us now begin to look to Jesus, and to draw parallels between His experience and ours.

"Now [in Gethsemane] the tempter had come for the last fearful struggle. For this he had been preparing during the three years of Christ’s ministry. Everything was at stake with him. If he failed here, his hope of mastery was lost…" Desire of Ages, 686. And today, in preparation for the time of trouble, "The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis." Testimonies, vol. 9, 11. And paralleling Jacob’s experience with ours Ellen White says, "The crisis in his life has come; everything is at stake." Great Controversy, 617.

Why is God willing that His children go through such a terrible crisis? What purpose will it serve? To answer this question, we must look to Calvary where Christ triumphed over "principalities and powers," and "made a shew of them openly." Colossians 2:15. "Satan saw that his disguise was torn away. His administration was laid open before the unfallen angels and before the heavenly universe. He had revealed himself as a murderer. By shedding the blood of the Son of God, he had uprooted himself from the sympathies of the heavenly beings.…Yet Satan was not then destroyed. The angels did not even then understand all that was involved in the great controversy. The principles at stake were to be more fully revealed. And for the sake of man, Satan’s existence must be continued. Man as well as angels must see the contrast between the Prince of Light and the prince of darkness. He must choose whom he will serve." Desire of Ages, 761. So in Christ’s time of trouble, God purposed to reveal Satan’s character and uproot sympathy for him. But when will "man as well as angels" have this experience? "The time of trouble is the crucible that is to bring out Christ like characters. It is designed to lead the people of God to renounce Satan and his temptations. The last conflict will reveal Satan tothem in his true character, that of a cruel tyrant, and it will do for them what nothing else could doto uproot him entirely from their affections." Our High Calling, 321. Praise God!

"At the cross of Calvary, love and selfishness stood face to face. Here was their crowning manifestation. Christ had lived only to comfort and bless, and in putting Him to death, Satan manifested the malignity of his hatred against God. He made it evident that the real purpose of his rebellion was to dethrone God, and to destroy Him through whom the love of God was shown." Desire of Ages, 57. Brethren, a yet greater manifestation of satanic hatred will be shown against those "through whom the love of God is shown," for it is written: "The wrath of Satan increases as his time grows short, and his work of deceit and destruction will reach its culmination in the time of trouble."Great
Controversy
, 623.

We Have a Law

The religious leaders of Christ’s day had cried out to the state authority: "…We have a law, and by ourlaw He ought to die…" John 19:7. So in the time of trouble, "…the image of the beast should bothspeak [legislate], and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." Revelation 13:15. "…the Jews said…’We have a law, and by our law He ought to die.’ Over and over again this will be repeated." Signs of the Times, May 26, 1898. "The religious character of professed Christians makes them act like demons. ‘We have a law,’ they say, ‘and by our law He ought to die.’ More than common contempt will be shown to those who make the Word of God their criterion. The scenes of Christ’s condemnation will be acted out in the courts by the people of this age who claim to be serving God.… Men will do the deeds of their fathers, repeating as far as possible the course of action pursued against Christ." Signs of the Times, January 31, 1900.

Again, paralleling Christ’s experience with ours, Mrs. White says: "…the persistent refusal of a small minority to yield to the popular demand will make them objects of universal execration. It will be urged that the few who stand in opposition to an institution of the church and a law of the state ought not to be tolerated; that it is better for them to suffer than for whole nations to be thrown into confusion and lawlessness. The same argument eighteen hundred years ago was brought against Christ by the ‘rulers of the people.’ ‘It is expedient for us,’ said the wily Caiaphas, ‘that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.’ John 11:50. This argument will appear conclusive; and a decree will finally be issued against those who hallow the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, denouncing them as deserving of the severest punishment and giving the people liberty, after a certain time, to put them to death." Great Controversy, 615. How full of meaning to us are the words of our Lord: "…the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service…. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them." John 16:2,4.

Speaking of the religious leaders of His time, Jesus said "They hated Me without a cause." John 15:25. (See also Psalms 69:4, 109:3-5.) This hatred reached its culmination as Jesus hung upon the tree. Why? "There was never one who walked among men more cruelly slandered than the Son of man. He was derided and mocked because of His unswerving obedience to the principles of God’s holy law. They hated Him without a cause." Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, 32. And why will those who follow the Lamb be hated by the world in the time of trouble? "As Christ was hated without cause, so will His people be hated without cause, merely because they are obedient to the commandments of God and do His works in the place of working directly contrary to them."Manuscript Releases, No. 19, 163. "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." John 15:18.


Infuriated Mobs Rush In

In Gethsemane, Christ "…heard the footsteps of the mob in search of Him…" Desire of Ages, 694. So too will the righteous be hunted by wicked mobs: "Houses and lands will be of no use to the saints in the time of trouble, for they will then have to flee before infuriated mobs.…" Early Writings, 56.

"Turning to the multitude he [Herod] angrily denounced Jesus as an imposter.… No sooner were these words spoken than a rush was made for Christ. Like wild beasts, the crowd darted upon their prey."Desire of Ages, 731. The sealed remnant will have a similar experience. "…the wicked were enraged, and would rush violently up to lay hands upon us to thrust us into prison.…" Early Writings, 15.

Who was stirring up the wicked in the closing scenes of our Saviour’s conflict? "Satan with his angels,in human form, was present at the cross. The archfiend and his hosts were co-operating with the priests and rulers." Desire of Ages, 746. What about our time of trouble? "Satanic agencies in human form will take part in this last great conflict.…" Selected Messages, vol. 2, 383. Will these agencies again work hand in hand with the rulers of this world? "Urged on by Satan, the rulers of this world are seeking to destroy them; but... angels of God encamped about them.…" Testimonies, vol. 5, 475.

Heavenly messengers also had a part to act. "Standing in advance of His disciples He said, ‘Whom seek ye?’ They answered, ‘Jesus of Nazareth.’ Jesus replied, ‘I am He.’ As these words were spoken,the angel who had lately ministered to Jesus moved between Him and the mob." Desire of Ages, 694. Angels will again interpose between the wicked and the righteous in the coming conflict. "Though a general decree has fixed the time when commandment keepers may be put to death, their enemies will in some cases anticipate the decree, and before the time specified, will endeavor to take their lives. But none can pass the mighty guardians stationed about every faithful soul." Great Controversy, 631.

To Stand Alone

"Repentant sinners stand before the Father justified, because the Innocent One has borne their guilt. ‘…I have trodden the winepress alone, and of the people there was none with Me.… I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold…’" Signs of the Times, August 26, 1903. Though the 144,000 will at times have the companionship of each other and the guidance of angels, they will, nonetheless, be (collectively) alone and helpless. "In the last great conflict of the controversy with Satan, those who are loyal to God will see every earthly support cut off.Desire of Ages, 121. And during some periods they will be individually cut off. "…at this time…they will be tried singly, not in groups. Every one must stand the test for himself." SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 4, 1143. "The faith of individual members of the church will be tested as though there were not another person in the world." SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7, 983. (See also Last Day Events, 260.)

"I invite you to look to the Man of Calvary.…Look to him who was a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, who was despised and rejected of men." Review and Herald, May 10, 1892. "…his [Noah’s] message was rejected and despised. So it will be now." Patriarchs and Prophets, 102. "Said the angel, ‘…They have rejected Jesus and despised His saints. The filthy must remain filthy forever.’"Early Writings, 281.

We Must Drink the Cup

"The awful moment had come—that moment which was to decide the destiny of the world. The fate of humanity trembled in the balance. Christ might even now refuse to drink the cup apportioned to guilty man. It was not yet too late. He might wipe the bloody sweat from His brow, and leave man to perish in his iniquity. He might say, Let the transgressor receive the penalty of his sin, and I will go back to My Father. Will the Son of God drink the bitter cup of humiliation and agony?" Desire of Ages, 690 "…the cup which My Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?" John 18:11. But Jesus asked another question: "…Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto Him, We are able. And He saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with.…" Matthew 20:22-23. When will the words of Jesus reach their complete fulfillment? When will people experience most deeply that cup? "The people of God must drink of the cup and be baptized with the baptism.… Yet for the elect’s sake the time of trouble will be shortened." Great Controversy, 630.

As the mysterious cup trembled in the balance, the angel Gabriel was sent to minister to Jesus. Did he come to remove or lessen the force of that terrible cup?


"The angel came not to take the cup from Christ’s hand, but to strengthen Him to drink it.…" Desire of Ages, 693. So too, "In the time of trouble just before the coming of Christ, the righteous will be preserved [to drink their cup] through the ministration of heavenly angels." Patriarchs and Prophets, 256.

"He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, ‘O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done.’" Matthew 26:42. "Three times has He uttered that prayer. Three times has humanity shrunk from the last, crowning sacrifice. But now the history of the human race comes up before the world’s Redeemer. He sees that the transgressors of the law, if left to themselves, must perish. He sees the helplessness of man. He sees the power of sin. The woes and lamentations of a doomed world rise before Him. He beholds its impending fate, and His decision is made. He will save man at any cost to Himself. He accepts His baptism of blood, that through Him perishing millions may gain everlasting life. He has left the courts of heaven, where all is purity, happiness, and glory, to save the one lost sheep, the one world that has fallen by transgression. And He will not turn from His mission. He will become the propitiation of a race that has willed to sin. His prayer now breathes only submission: ‘If this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done.’" Desire of Ages, 690. And in the time of trouble, "Day and night their cry ceased not:‘Thy will, O God, be done! If it can glorify Thy name, make a way of escape for Thy people!...’ All seemed to have a deep sense of their unworthiness and manifested entire submission to the will of God; yet, like Jacob, every one, without an exception, was earnestly pleading and wrestling for deliverance." Early Writings, 272.

Paleness Sits Upon Every Face

"The disciples roused from their slumber to find their Master standing over them in a state of mental and bodily anguish such as they never before had witnessed. They saw the grief and agony of His pale face, and the bloody sweat upon His brow, for ‘His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men.’" Signs of the Times, August 14, 1879. "…His pale countenanceexpressed a sorrow past all description." Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 3, 95. Jeremiah, when shown in vision the last experience of the faithful, asked the solemn question: "…wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble.…" Jeremiah 30:6-7. "Like Jacob, all are wrestling with God. Their countenances express their internal struggle. Paleness sits upon every face. Yet they cease not their earnest intercession." Great Controversy, 630.

"…From the pale, quivering lips of the innocent Sufferer a prayer of pardoning love was breathed for His murderers: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’" Testimonies, vol. 2, 208. "…Those hands so often reached out in blessing, nailed to the wooden bars; those feet so tireless on ministries of love, spiked to the tree; that royal head pierced by the crown of thorns; those quivering lips shaped to the cry of woe." Desire of Ages, 755. But in the time of trouble, those righteous lips will be shaped to a "silver trumpet" which will be heard echoing throughout the lengths of the earth. And then, "…from His lips they hear the request, presented before His Father and the holy angels, ‘I will that they also, whom thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am.’ John 17:24. Again a voice, musical and triumphant, is heard, saying: ‘They come! they come! holy, harmless, and undefiled. They have kept the word of My patience; they shall walk among the angels;’ and the pale, quivering lips of those who have held fast their faith utter a shout of victory." Great Controversy, 636.

Mental Anguish Draws Sweat of Blood

"‘My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.’ ‘Tarry ye here,’ said He, ‘and watch with Me.’ He was bowed to the earth with mental anguish, and in an agony He prayed to His Heavenly Father."Signs of the Times, August 14, 1879. "His heart was broken by mental anguish." Desire of Ages, 772. No amount of mental anguish can be compared with that of the Prince of sufferers, for no one will ever be called to bear the guilt of the sins of the world. Nevertheless, "The righteous in their mental anguishwill cry to God day and night for deliverance from the hand of the wicked who surround them." Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 1, 121. What degree of mental anguish? "…I saw the saints suffering great mental anguish. They seemed to be surrounded by the wicked inhabitants of the earth." Early Writings, 283.

"…And His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground." Luke 22:44. "The temptations to which Christ was subjected were a terrible reality.… He ‘resisted unto blood’ in that hour when the fear of moral failure was as the fear of death. As He bowed in Gethsemane, in His soul agony, drops of blood fell from His pores, and moistened the sods of the earth." Youth’s Instructor, October 26, 1899. In describing a vision of the time of trouble, God’s messenger said, "My husband was just before me. Large drops of sweat were falling from his brow, the veins in his neck and temples were increased to double their usual size, and suppressed, agonizing groans came from his lips. The sweat was dropping from my face, and I felt such anguish as I had never felt before. A fearful struggle was before us." Testimonies, vol. 2, 596. Beloved, it would seem that the following words were penned for us, more than for any other people that have ever lived. "…let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin." Hebrews 12:1–4. For how long? "But ‘ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.’ We have an incessant strife, but is not the reward at the end of the conflict worthy of all the labor?" Signs of the Times, September 7, 1891.

"Could one sin have been found in Christ, had He in one particular yielded to Satan to escape theterrible torture, the enemy of God and man would have triumphed. Christ bowed His head and died, but He held fast His faith and His submission to God." Desire of Ages, 761. So also, "…in the time of trouble, if the people of God had unconfessed sins to appear before them while tortured with fear and anguish, they would be overwhelmed.…" Great Controversy, 620.

Forsaken by God

In the first verse of the twenty-second Psalm, David prophesied as to how Jesus would feel as He was dying upon the cross. In fulfillment of this prophecy, Jesus uttered the very words that David had penned. "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice… ‘My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?’" Matthew 27:46. So too has Ellen White prophesied (brace yourself): "The remnant in the time of trouble will cry, ‘My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?’" Special Manuscript, 2a.

It would be well to ponder anew the significance of the words that follow. "It will do you good, and our ministers generally, frequently to review the closing scenes in the life of our Redeemer. Here, beset with temptations as He was, we may all learn lessons of the utmost importance to us. It would be well to spend a thoughtful hour each day reviewing the life of Christ from the manger to Calvary. We should take it point by point, and let the imagination vividly grasp each scene, especially the closing ones of His earthly life." Gospel Workers, 1892 edition, 246.

examine the parallels between Christ’s experience in His "time of trouble," and the final crisis of the ages that is soon to burst upon the remnant of spiritual Israel. We concluded with a passage from the pen of inspiration that bears repeating. "It will do you good, and our ministers generally, frequently to review the closing scenes in the life of our Redeemer. Here, beset with temptations as He was, we may all learn lessons of the utmost importance to us. It would be well to spend a thoughtful hour each day reviewing the life of Christ from the manger to Calvary. We should take it point by point, and let the imagination vividly grasp each scene, especially the closing ones of His earthly life." Gospel Workers, 1892 edition, 246. Let us now continue "point by point...vividly grasping each scene."

The Father’s Face is Hidden

"…the agony that racked His frame, and the unutterable anguish that filled His soul at the hiding of His Father’s face—speaks to each child of humanity, declaring, It is for thee that the Son of God consents to bear this burden of guilt.…" Desire of Ages, 755. Will the Father hide His face from His people in the time of trouble? For a short period, yes. "All the fifty-fourth chapter of Isaiah is applicable to the people of God, and every specification of the prophecy will be fulfilled. The Lord will not [utterly] forsake His people in their time of trial. He says, ‘For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.’" SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 4, 1148. Though the Lord "will never leave thee, nor forsake thee," Hebrews 13:5, it will seem that way for "a small moment." This is when the remnant will cry "...why hast thou forsaken me?"

Mocked and Scorned

"Save thyself, and come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking said... He saved others; Himself He cannot save." Mark 15:30-31. "A maddened throng enclose the Saviour of the world. Mocking and jeering are mingled with the coarse oaths of blasphemy. His lowly birth and humble life are commented upon by the unfeeling mob. His claim to be the Son of God is ridiculed, and the vulgar jest and insulting sneer are passed from lip to lip." Desire of Ages, 734. Will it happen again to a group of people "claiming to be the sons of God?" When? "...there shall come in the last daysscoffers…." 2 Peter 3:3. "...there should be mockers in the last time." Jude 1:18. "The time of trouble was upon us.…the wicked were all around us mocking us and threatening to destroy us. Theyridiculed our feebleness, they mocked at the smallness of our numbers, and taunted us with words calculated to cut deep." Selected Messages, vol. 3, 427. "The wicked had already begun to triumph, crying out, ‘Why doesn’t your God deliver you out of our hands? Why don’t you go up and save your lives?’ But the saints heeded them not. Like Jacob, they were wrestling with God." Early Writings, 283.

"It was difficult for the angels to endure the sight [of Christ’s scourging and humiliation]. They would have delivered Jesus, but the commanding angels forbade them…Jesus knew that angels were witnessing the scene of His humiliation." Ibid., 170. "…pitying angels had not been permitted to minister to their beloved Commander." Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 3, 168. Will the angels be restrained again? "Soon after they had commenced their earnest cry, the angels, in sympathy, desired to go to their deliverance. But a tall, commanding angel suffered them not. He said, ‘The will of God is not yet fulfilled. They must drink of the cup. They must be baptized with the baptism.’" Early Writings, 272. "With sympathizing tenderness, angels have witnessed their distress…But they must wait a little longer." Great Controversy, 630.

"The worlds unfallen and the heavenly angels had watched with intense interest as the conflict drew to its close. Satan and his confederacy of evil, the legions of apostasy, watched intently this great crisis in the work of redemption." Desire of Ages, 693. "We are a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men. The whole universe is looking with inexpressible interest to see the closing work of the great controversy between Christ and Satan." Testimonies, vol. 5, 526.

Hopeless Invades the Soul

The watching universe could see Satan trying to crush out every ray of hope from Christ. "Satan with his fierce temptations wrung the heart of Jesus. The Saviour could not see through the portals of the tomb. Hope did not present to Him His coming forth from the grave a conqueror, or tell Him of the Father’s acceptance of the sacrifice." Desire of Ages, 753. "…what was to be gained by this sacrifice?How hopeless appeared the guilt and ingratitude of men! In its hardest features Satan pressed the situation upon the Redeeemer.…" Desire of Ages, 687. And a similar course of action will be pursued by Satan in the time of trouble. "As Satan accuses the people of God on account of their sins, the Lord permits him to try them to the uttermost. Their confidence in God, their faith and firmness, will be severely tested. As they review the past, their hopes sink; for in their whole lives they can see little good. They are fully conscious of their weakness and unworthiness. Satan endeavors to terrify them with the thought that their cases are hopeless, that the stain of their defilement will never be washed away." Great Controversy, 618. (See also Great Controversy, 630, Early Writings, 283, Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 1, 121.)

"For it became Him, for Whom are all things, and by Whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren." Hebrews 2:10-11. "Was He not perfect before?—Yes. But He was made a perfect Saviour." Signs of the Times, May 20, 1889. So too will Christ’s brethren have perfect characters before the time of trouble, but they will not yet have been made "perfect through sufferings." Then will His prayer be answered, "I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one…." John 17:23. "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you." 1 Peter 5:10. "Their affliction is great, the flames of the furnace seem about to consume them; but the Refiner will bring them forth as gold tried in the fire. God’s love for His children during the period of their severest trial is as strong and tender as in the days of their sunniest prosperity; but it is needful for them to be placed in the furnace fire; theirearthliness must be consumed that the image of Christ may be perfectly reflected." Great Controversy, 621.

Let us always remember, "God never leads His children otherwise than they would choose to be led, if they could see the end from the beginning, and discern the glory of the purpose which they are fulfilling as co-workers with Him.… ‘Unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake.’ Philippians 1:29. And of all the gifts that Heaven can bestow upon men,fellowship with Christ in His sufferings is the most weighty trust and the highest honor." Conflict and Courage, 278. (See also The Desire of Ages, 224.)

Darkness Covers the Earth

As Christ hung upon the cross, "Inanimate nature expressed sympathy with its insulted and dying Author. The sun refused to look upon the awful scene. Its full, bright rays were illuminating the earth at midday, when suddenly it seemed to be blotted out. Complete darkness, like a funeral pall, enveloped the cross. ‘There was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.’ [Matthew 27:45]. There was no eclipse or other natural cause for this darkness, which was as deep as midnight without moon or stars. It was a miraculous testimony given by God that the faith of after generations might be confirmed. In that thick darkness God’s presence was hidden." Desire of Ages, 753. So also in the time of trouble, "…darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people.…" Isaiah 60:2. "…throngs of evil men are about to rush upon their prey, when, lo, a dense blackness, deeper than the darkness of the night, falls upon the earth." Great Controversy, 635.

A Great Earthquake

"The Roman officers in charge were standing about the cross when Jesus cried out, ‘It is finished,’ in avoice of startling power, and then instantly died with that cry of victory upon His lips." Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 3, 169. And in the closing of the time of trouble, "…the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, ‘It is done.’" Revelation 16:17 (See Great Controversy, 636.)

"Suddenly the gloom lifted from the cross, and in clear, trumpetlike tones, that seemed to resound throughout creation, Jesus cried, ‘It is finished.’" Desire of Ages, 756. And when that "great voice, as of a trumpet" is heard again in the time of trouble, it will again triumphantly ring through the very heavens (See Revelation 1:10.) "For the Lord himself shall descend...with the trump of God.…" 1 Thessalonians 4:16.

"…for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible…" 1 Corinthians 15:52.

"The heaving earth, the rent rocks, proclaimed that it was the Son of God who died. There was amighty earthquake (Matthew 27:54.)" Lift Him Up, 42. "When Christ cried out while upon the cross ‘It is finished’ (John 19:30), there was a mighty earthquake…." Selected Messages, vol. 1, 304. But brethren, "…He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven." Hebrews 12:26. When? "In the midst of the angry heavens is one clear space of indescribable glory, whence comes the voice of God like the sound of many waters, saying: ‘It is done.’ Revelation 16:17. That voice shakes the heavens and the earth. There is a mighty earthquake, ‘such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.’ Verses 17, 18." Great Controversy, 636.

Faces Shine Like the Sun

"‘…It is finished.’ ‘Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit.’ A light encircled the cross, and the face of the Saviour shone with a glory like the sun. He then bowed His head upon His breast, and died."Desire of Ages, 756. "I looked upon the company, who, a short time before, were in such distress and bondage. Their captivity was turned. A glorious light shone upon them. How beautiful they then looked!" Early Writings, 272. "Their countenances were lighted up with the glory of God, and theyshone with glory as did the face of Moses when he came down from Sinai." Ibid., 286. Praise God!

Earlier in Christ’s time of trouble, the Father had caused the divinity of His Son to flash forth. "As soon then as He had said unto them, ‘I am He,’ they went backward, and fell to the ground." John 18:6. "Adivine light illuminated the Saviour’s face, and a dovelike form overshadowed Him. In the presence of this divine glory, the murderous throng could not stand for a moment. They staggered back. Priests, elders, soldiers, and even Judas, fell as dead men to the ground.…prostrate and helpless at His feet."Desire of Ages, 694. And again, in the last time of trouble, God will manifest His glory through His sonswho are "partakers of the divine nature," at which time He will make the wicked "come and worship before thy feet." 2 Peter 1:4, Revelation 3:9. "Those who were so eager to destroy the saints cannot endure the glory resting upon the delivered ones, and they fall like dead men to the earth."Testimonies, vol. 1, 354. "Their enemies, the heathen around them, fell like dead men; they could not endure the light that shone upon the delivered, holy ones." Early Writings, 273. "…they would fall helpless to the ground. Then it was that the synagogue of Satan…worshiped at our feet." Ibid., 15.

Satan’s Power Forever Broken

"…the Saviour cried out upon the cross, ‘It is finished.’ No longer had the enemy power to tempt or annoy Him." Manuscript Releases, vol. 21, 403. And how wonderful will be that day, as the time of trouble is closing, when "Satan and evil angels flee from the presence of the saints glorified. Their power to annoy them is gone forever." Testimonies, vol. 1, 354.

"He knew that when He should exclaim, ‘It is finished,’ all heaven would triumph. His ear caught the distant music and the shouts of victory in the heavenly courts." Desire of Ages, 679. So also will the Three "Angels" of Revelation 14 rejoice as Christ again proves victorious. "Soon I heard the voice of God, which shook the heavens and the earth.…I then heard a triumphant shout of victory, loud,musical, and clear.…rich, musical shouts of glory and victory were upon every immortal tongue."Early Writings, 272, 273.

"…a shout of triumph rang through every world and through heaven itself. The great contest that had been so long in progress in this world was now decided, and Christ was conqueror." Patriarchs and Prophets, 70. Our "great contest" (sometimes called the great controversy) has now been very "long in progress" in this world, but soon it too will be "decided." "And when the never-ending blessing waspronounced on those who had honored God in keeping His Sabbath holy, there was a mighty shout of victory over the beast and over his image." Early Writings, 286.

"But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all His prophets, that Christ should suffer, He hath so fulfilled." Acts 3:18. How significant to us should be these words of Christ concerning the Apostle Paul: "…I will shew him how great things he must suffer for My name’s sake." Acts 9:16. And to us, He says: "…ye shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." Matthew 10:22. "For even hereunto were ye called: becauseChrist also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps." 1 Peter 2:21. "For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted. Hebrews 2:18. "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Forconsider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds." Hebrews 12:2-3. Until at last: "…Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Revelation 14:12. Praise the Lord!

"We tried to call up our greatest trials, but they looked so small compared with the far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory that surrounded us that we could not speak them out, and we all cried out,‘Alleluia, heaven is cheap enough!’ and we touched our glorious harps and made heaven’s arches ring." Early Writings, 17 "Heaven will be cheap enough, if we obtain it through suffering." Early Writings, 67. "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." 2 Corinthians 4:17. "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present timeare not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." Romans 8:18. Amen.


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