End Of The World? The ONLY Safe place is abiding in the truth as it is in Jesus, His covering, by claiming Bible verse promises like Luke 21:15 and John 6:37. Only those who are living the Ten Commandments can claim the Bible's precious promises for protection.



The Divine Counselor

When in trouble, many think they must appeal to some earthly friend, telling him their perplexities, and begging for help. Under trying circumstances unbelief fills their hearts, and the way seems dark. And all the time there stands beside them the mighty Counselor of the ages, inviting them to place their confidence in Him. Jesus, the great Burden Bearer, is saying, “Come unto Me, and I will give you rest.” Shall we turn from Him to uncertain human beings, who are as dependent upon God as we ourselves are?  The sharp focus is on only three persons—you and God and His only begotten Son. Oh, if I had only done this years ago I would have avoided many disappointments and discouragements. Never again am I going to allow my religion to become complicated or confusing. One-to-one contact with God through His Son Jesus, forming a bond and friendship that can never be broken is actually what religion is all about. It's just that simple. Just imagine, the very best friend you have is the One and only God who created this whole vast universe through His Son Jesus Christ. Wow! Can you bend your mind around that? "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." John 17:3


How To Have Miracles In Your Life AND HELP OTHERS HAVE THEM! and to Be Christlike in Character By Claiming Exceedingly Great and Precious Bible Verse Promises Like 2 Peter 1:4 and John 20:31!


How to Become a Miracle Giver Like Christ - "Character IS power” COL 340.2.


We must learn the power of prayer! God will do things for us when we pray that He will not do if we do not pray. 


"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 otherIn 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. 121.3,


"In a time when iniquity prevails, we may say, “I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Pray for this faith. Strive for it. Believe that God will give it to you" The Review and Herald May 30, 1907 paragraph 7.


Prophecy also assures us that God is in charge and that His will will be done. The faithful do not have to fear what humans can say or do. Notice what Jesus said in one of the most reassuring of the prophecies:

32 Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom (Luke 12:32, NKJV).

The Bible is clear that certain events need to occur before the end comes. And that includes us all growing in “grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18, NKJV).

Did The Words of Elijah Predict Six Thousand Years of Human Rule?

There is an old tradition that the prophet Elijah taught that there would be six thousand years for humans to rule under Satan's kingdom, followed by one thousand years of abundance in the kingdom of God.

Edward Gibbon from the 1776 work "THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE," where he documented the facts regarding the first century Christians...

"The ancient and popular doctrine of the Millennium was intimately connected with the second coming of Christ. As the works of the creation had been finished in six days, their duration in their present state, according to a tradition which was attributed to the prophet Elijah, was fixed to six thousand years. By the same analogy it was inferred that this long period of labor and contention, which was now almost elapsed, would be succeeded by a joyful Sabbath of a thousand years; and that Christ, with the triumphant band of the saints and the elect who had escaped death, or who had been miraculously revived, would reign upon earth till the time appointed for the last and general resurrection". - Vol I, p.403

Learn more here about the end of the world.

What is the Mark of the Beast aka666?

Watch a short video showing how the Mark of the Beast is NOT a MICROCHIP
proof from the Bible (Rev 14:6-12)
here. More about the Mark of the Beast here.


The heart that has once tasted the love of Christ, cries out continually for a deeper draft, and as you impart you will receive in richer and more abundant measure. Every revelation of God to the soul increases the capacity to know and to love. The continual cry of the heart is, "More of Thee," and ever the Spirit's answer is, "Much more." Romans 5:9, 10. For our God delights to do "exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think." Ephesians 3:20. To Jesus, who emptied Himself for the salvation of lost humanity, the Holy Spirit was given without measure. So it will be given to every follower of Christ when the whole heart is surrendered for His indwelling. Our Lord Himself has given the command, "Be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18), and this command is also a promise of its fulfillment. It was the good pleasure of the Father that in Christ should "all the fullness dwell," and "in Him ye are made full." Colossians1:19, R.V.; 2:10, R.V.  {MB 20.3}


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'PRESENT TRUTH' not always 'PLEASANT TRUTH' or POPULAR TRUTH'


"As the end approaches, the testimonies of God's servants will become more decided and more powerful."--3SM 407 (1892).


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    Wake UP Laodiceans! The 501c3 SDA church has been promoting SUNDAY WORSHIP FOR YEARS!
    Don't believe it? See the proof here: EndTimeWarning.com/SundayWorshipSDA 

    34 years ago, SDA World President Neal C. Wilson plainly and boldly declared, "...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Review, March 5, 1981, page 3)

    25 years ago, the Signs of the Times in 1990 states:

    "God is glad for us to go to church BOTH days [Saturday and Sunday]. He wants us to worship Him BOTH days." (Signs of the Times, March 1990, p. 22-23).


    “He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son.” 2 John 1:9. 

    URGENT! US Senator Wants SUNDAY LAWS!
    Watch it here: https://youtu.be/GsGcZ1HWkiI

    The ENTIRE clip of this senator is here...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F806A...

    Today, there are only a FEW pastors speaking these vital truths. Where are the faithful pastors giving this warning? God's judgement on this wicked generation are pastors who preach smooth sermons to people who desire to have their ears tickled.


    Image result for youtubeWatch Youtube Video of truth (channel: ProphesyAgainTV)- truth cuts sin from our lives when we accept it and make application to our daily choices - it is the HARVEST message! The LAST WARNING to a dying world:


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    Truth Preachers = Voices of Revival and REFORM - a return to PRIMITIVE Godliness:


    Do 501c3 SDA's ALREADY have the MARK of the BEAST unless they repent and turn from worshiping the God of the Papacy? 

    Don't miss this video if you believe you are "READY" for Christ to come!:

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    A worship day has a God that people worship their God on the day that God set aside to be worshiped on. The one and ONLY true and living GOD set aside the 7th day Saturday from Sundown on Friday to Sundown on Saturday to Worship Him. There is a counterfeit God and a counterfeit day of worship. Do not follow the traditions of men and leaders or preachers to lose your eternal crown and worship a false God on a counterfeit day of worship (Sunday the 1st day of the week).

    IF you are already worshiping a counterfeit god and your church leadership says in their denominational approved publications that "God is glad for us to go to church BOTH days [Saturday and Sunday]. He wants us to worship Him BOTH days." (Signs of the Times, March 1990, p. 22-23). And 34 years ago, SDA World President Neal C. Wilson plainly and boldly declared, "...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Review, March 5, 1981, page 3) - you ALREADY have the MARK OF THE BEAST and are just sleepy laodicean foolish virgins waiting for the door to shut. Be careful you don't wake up on the WRONG SIDE OF THE DOOR!



    Books and papers promoting Sunday worship are being published by the SDA church that have "denominational approval": "When the finished product carries the stamp of a standard publishing house, it bears denominational approvalIt is then a denominational, not a private, publication. It has a measure of authority and dignity not otherwise possible." Ministry, December, 1948, p 23, Review and Herald Publishing Association. Learn more here.

      "We have far more to fear from within than from without. The hindrances to strength and success are far greater from the church itself than from the world. Unbelievers have a right to expect that those who profess to be keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, will do more than any other class to promote and honor, by their consistent lives, by their godly example and their active influence, the cause which they represent. But how often have the professed advocates of the truth proved the greatest obstacle to its advancement! The unbelief indulged, the doubts expressed, the darkness cherished, encourage the presence of evil angels, and open the way for the accomplishment of Satan’s devices." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 122.3


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    "The final movements will be rapid ones
    ."—Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, p. 11.

    WAKE UP SLEEPY LAODICEAN ADVENTIST VIRGINS! Don't be part of the 5 foolish virgins who are denied entrance to the Wedding Feast! Be one of the 5 wise virgins who GO OUT of all churches into the protection of Christ and His angels! IT'S MIDNIGHT! When sleep is deepest and awaking most unwelcome. Matthew 25:6 "And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him." 

    Go OUT of ALL 501c3 churches INTO the MARRIAGE or UNION of DIVINITY and HUMANITY - the blending of our CHARACTER with GOD's will, HIS daily choices outlined in the TEN COMMANDMENTS. Christ is the law in us when Christ Spirit (His Words and Presence of both Christ and His Father) reigns in our mind, thoughts, words and actions. Ask Christ to come live inside your mind and body and HE will make you holy or perfect which simply means to be in constant agreement with GOD HIMSELF - the law is a transcript of God's thoughts! Claim Christ as your own perfection, His life as your own life, His desires as your own desires, His breath as your own breath, His character as your own character, His body as your own spiritual body! Claim Christ's death as your own death, His blood as your own blood, everything about Christ is ours - a GIFT from God Himself sent to reconcile our minds, our thoughts, our words our actions our character our destiny back to Himself. Come out of ALL 501c3 churches into the CITY OF GOD. Enter into the door (Christ) by claiming 2 Peter 1:4, Is 61:10, Zach 3:4, Jude 24, and so many more promises like John 6:37 "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out".

    Friends, do you understand how close we are to the end of time? Our destiny is soon to be fixed forever. Choose life! Spend time communing with God early in the morning and at night. All through the day, ask yourself, would this choice serve Christ? Look to the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 to find out.


    Testimonies for the Church, vol. 6, p. 61.4 says "The perils of the last days are upon us, and in our work we are to warn the people of the danger they are in. Let not the solemn scenes which prophecy has revealed be left untouched. If our people werehalf awake, if they realized the nearness of the events portrayed in the Revelation, a reformation would be wrought in our churches, and many more would believe the messageWe have no time to lose; God calls upon us to watch for souls as they that must give an account. Advance new principles, and crowd in the clear-cut truth. It will be as a sword cutting both ways. But be not too ready to take a controversial attitude. There will be times when we must stand still and see the salvation of God. Let Daniel speak, let the Revelation speak, and tell what is truth. But whatever phase of the subject is presented, uplift Jesus as the center of all hope, “the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright and morning Star.” Revelation 22:16.


    WHO you WORSHIP is JUST as IMPORTANT as WHAT DAY YOU WORSHIP the WHO ON. The Seal & The Mark - Nader Mansour - YouTube

    HOW WE WORSHIP
    WHEN WE WORSHIP
    WHERE WE WORSHIP
    WHAT WE WORSHIP
    WHO WE WORSHIP

    IS ALL EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND AND KNOW IF WE DON'T WANT TO BE FOUND WITH THE MARK OF THE BEAST DURING THE 7 LAST PLAGUES.

    "The third angel’s message has been sent forth to the world, warning men against receiving the mark of the beast or of his image in their foreheads or in their handsTo receive this mark means to come to the same decision as the beast has done, and to advocate the same ideas, in direct opposition to the Word of GodRH April 27, 1911, Art. B, par. 25SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7 (EGW), p. 979.12RH July 13, 1897, par. 5.


    Ezekiel 14:6 "Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations." 

    Isaiah 30:22
    Then you will desecrate your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away (trinity of gods, Sunday worship, worldly music, wearing Babylonian clothes, disobeying the Ten Commandments and flesh eating etc) like a menstrual cloth and say to them, "Away with you!"



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    • "Let the son of deceit and false witness be entertained by a church that has had great light, great evidence, and that church will discard the message the Lord has sentand receive the most unreasonable assertions and false suppositions and false theoriesSatan laughs at their folly, for he knows what truth is." THE ELLEN G. WHITE 1888 MATERIALS, PAGE 1646
    • "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds be reproved." (John 3:19-20)

    Luther's Separation FROM Rome SHOULD BE FOLLOWED BY ALL WHO FOLLOW John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the FATHER, but by me". and Revelation 14:4 "These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth."
    :

    Jesuit Pope Francis is doing the same thing as the Pope to Martin Luther when he nailed the 95 thesis to the door of the Catholic church:
    "In an appeal to the emperor and nobility of Germany in behalf of the reformation of Christianity, Luther wrote concerning the pope: "It is a horrible thing to behold the man who styles himself Christ's vicegerent, displaying a magnificence that no emperor can equal. Is this being like the poor Jesus, or the humble Peter? He is, say they, the lord of the world! But Christ, whose vicar he boasts of being, has said, 'My kingdom is not of this world.' Can the dominions of a vicar extend beyond those of his superior?"-- D'Aubigne, b. 6, ch. 3." The Great Controversy p. 

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    Only 8 years after the SDA church came out of the other protestant churches in 1841, 1842, 1843 and 1844 - the SDA group became LAODICEAN. Lukewarm. Indifferent. 

    This apostasy from the obscure wilderness path of Divine Romance into the Heavenly Sanctuary, the Most Holy Place, the Secret Place of the Most High, the Bridal Chamber, the marriage of Christ and His Bride, the joining of their minds, characters, constrained by the Ten Commandments (Christ is waiting with LONGING desire, like a Bridegroom waits for His Betrothed for His CHARACTER to be perfectly reproduced in their lives - by claiming Bible Promises, the WORDS/Spirit or character of Christ in their thoughts and mouths and actions); started before 1852.

    1852 Ellen White said the Laodicean condition applied perfectly to the group. By getting up a creed and organizing they were following Roman traditions back in 1872. In 1903 Ellen White warned not to have one man at the head of the organization, but they rejected her warnings. What privilege was being granted that was rejected at that time - to be one of the 24 elders - that would become the foundation of the New Jerusalem, the City of God, the mind of Christ, the image of Christ, the Righteousness of Christ - the secret dwelling place of the Most High God is our mind stayed upon HIS WORD, Jesus Christ!

    Claim the precious Bible promises as your very own (2 Peter 1:4) to obtain Christlike character. Exercise your will, your daily choices to be conformed to Christ's character shown in the Ten Commandments. I can do ALL things to Christ which strengtheneth me. Claim Christ's FAITH as your own, Claim Christ's victory as your own, Claim Christ's words as your own! Claim Christ's breath as your own soul's breath! Claim the soul/breath of Christ as your very own breath of life that Christ imparts to your soul! Claim Christ's death to sin as your own! Claim Christ's blood as your own! Claim Christ's Father and God as your own! Claim Christ's angels as your own helper! They are waiting to be called upon to do your bidding in the law of God! Christ's PRESENCE IS OUR COVERING during the 7 last plagues! 

    SDA Church becomes Laodicean 1852 (June 10) "Many who profess to be looking for the speedy coming of Christ, are becoming conformed to this world, and seek more earnestly the applause of those around them, than the approbation of God. They are cold and formal, like the nominal church, that they but a short time since separated from. The words addressed to the Laodicean Church, describe their present condition perfectly....And unless they heed the counsel of the 'faithful and True Witness,' and zealously repent, and obtain 'gold tried in the fire,' 'white raiment,' and 'eye-salve,' he will spue them out of his mouth." E.G. White, Review and Herald, June 10, 1852, Vol. 1, p. 18, col. 2.

    Learn more about the Laodicean Condition Claimed by the General Conference Of Seventh-day Adventists by clicking here.

    "The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced." –{Selected Messages Book 1, p. 204.2}

    Ellen White warned that Adventist Pastors would create a "new organization" the 501c3 non-profit, tax exempt General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists formed the "new organization" (1SM204.2) entity Ellen White warned about first in 1903 and again officially on February 20, 1936 and again on January 6, 1950 these 501c3 SDA preachers stand with the hellish torch of Satan proclaiming today from the Synagogue of Satan: We Have the Truth! God IS with US! We stand in the LIGHT! All the while promoting the heathen/pagan tradition adopted by the Catholics in 321-325 AD Sunday Worship and the pagan/heathen false "trinity" or more accurately called "tritheism" 3 gods worship. SDA's wanted to be like the churches around them so they will not be called "sect" or "cult" like the 12 Apostles were called in Acts 24:14 "But this I confess unto thee, that after the Way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:"

    Sunday worship, trinity and tritheism springs from the exact same origin/source as the trinity/ of gods springs from: Baptized Paganism/heathen ancient gods that provoke the ONE and only Living God of 2 Cor 8:6 to anger.


    Click here to Download 3 documents of the SDA church asking and being approved for a 501c3 non-profit, tax-exempt status February 20, 1936, January 6, 1950 and informational documentation of such again on February 22, 2014 hereClick here to download a copy of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist's constitution. To learn more about what this means for the 501c3 General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist organization church and it's members click here. Click here to learn how modern SDA Jesuit infiltrators inside the modern SDA church are PROMOTING SUNDAY WORSHIP! www.endtimewarning.com/sundayworshipsda


    34 years ago, SDA World President Neal C. Wilson plainly and boldly declared, "...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Review, March 5, 1981, page 3)

    25 years ago, the Signs of the Times in 1990 states:

    "God is glad for us to go to church BOTH days [Saturday and Sunday]. He wants us to worship Him BOTH days." (Signs of the Times, March 1990, p. 22-23).

    "My mind was carried to the future (NOW), 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.

    Books and papers promoting Sunday worship are being published by the SDA church that have "denominational approval".  
    "When the finished product carries the stamp of a standard publishing house, it bears denominational approvalIt is then a denominational, not a private, publication. It has a measure of authority and dignity not otherwise possible." Ministry, December, 1948, p 23, Review and Herald Publishing Association.

    "These men (501c3 Adventist Preachers) were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it." Spiritual Gifts, vol. 1, p. 144.2, Early Writings, p. 240.2

    Satan "knew that if he could only lead Israel to forget God, and to ‘walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them,’ they would ‘surely perish.’ Deuteronomy 8:19.”—Prophets and Kings, 296. Modern Adventism has forsaken the only God of historic Adventism and has now adopted the trinity of gods like the other churches around them. Sound familiar to the Israelites? Forsaking the God of their Fathers? Modern Adventism has forsaken the God of historic Adventism also. What has been will be again. Ellen White's pen warns us today, "The GREAT APOSTASY, which is DEVELOPING and INCREASING and waxing stronger, and WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout." (E.G. White, Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, p. 57).

    How can there be such confident assurances today, as we clearly hear the denominational leaders trumpet from the pulpits of the land, “
    She is the ship of God, perhaps listing badly, yet we are assured that she is sailing steadfastly into the heavenly port…. STAY WITH THE SHIP!” “She is the ‘apple of God’s eye,’ ‘the remnant church.’ DON’T GIVE UP, NOW!” “Defective and feeble though she be, -- indeed, she is not perfect, -- but God will purify His church. THE APOSTATES WILL LEAVE! DON’T BE FOUND OUTSIDE WITH THEM.” “The church will appear as about to fall, BUT SHE WILL NOT FALL!” 

    Does this sound familiar?!!! The messenger of the Lord warned us of this very thing happening a very long time ago. "These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it." EARLY WRITINGS, PAGE 241

    "They (God's remnant people) resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter and REFUSED TO HEED the repeated assertions: “God is with us.” “We have the truth with us.” Early Writings, p. 240.2

    This is the class that in time of peril are found crying, Peace and safety. They lull their hearts into security, and dream not of danger. When startled from their lethargy, they discern their destitution, and entreat others to supply their lack; but in spiritual things no man can make up another’s deficiency. The grace of God has been freely offered to every soul. The message of the gospel has been heralded, “Let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17. But character is not transferable. No man can believe for another. No man can receive the Spirit for another. No man can impart to another the character which is the fruit of the Spirit’s working. “Though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it [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.

    The class represented by the foolish virgins are not hypocritesThey have a regard for the truth, they have advocated the truth, they are attracted to those who believe the truth; but they have not yielded themselves to the Holy Spirit’s workingThey have not fallen upon the Rock, Christ Jesus, and permitted their old nature to be broken up. This class are represented also by the stony-ground hearers. They receive the word with readiness, but they fail of assimilating its principles. Its influence is not abiding. The Spirit works upon man’s heart, according to his desire and consent implanting in him a new nature; but the class represented by the foolish virgins have been content with a superficial work. They do not know God. They have not studied His character; they have not held communion with Him; therefore they do not know how to trust, how to look and live. Their service to God degenerates into a form. “They come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as My people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.” Ezekiel 33:31. The apostle Paul points out that this will be the special characteristic of those who live just before Christ’s second coming. He says, “In the last days perilous times shall come: for men shall be lovers of their own selves; ... lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

    "They (501c3 Adventist members/Foolish Virgins) will feed upon the errors and mistakes and faults of others, “until,” said the angel, “the Lord Jesus shall rise up from His mediatorial work in the heavenly sanctuary and shall clothe Himself with the garments of vengeance and surprise them at their unholy feast, and they will find themselves unprepared for the marriage supper of the Lamb.” Their taste has been so perverted that they would be inclined to criticize even the table of the Lord in His kingdom." Testimonies for the Church Volume 5, p. 689.2

    "Those who had received the light from Jesus joyfully cherished the increase of precious light which was shed upon them. Their faces beamed with holy joy, while their gaze was directed upward to Jesus with intense interest, and their voices were heard in harmony with the voice of the angel, “Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come.” As they raised this cry, I saw those who were in darkness thrusting them with side and with shoulder. Then many who cherished the sacred light, broke the cords which confined them and stood out separated from those companies. As they were doing this, men belonging to the different companies and revered by them passed through, some with pleasing words, and others with wrathful looks and threatening gestures, and fastened the cords which were weakening. These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it.

    Remember the vision where Ellen White was looking for the Advent people in the world? "I seemed to be surrounded with light, and to be rising higher and higher from the earth. I turned to look for the advent people in the world, but could not find them, when a voice said to me, "Look again, and look a little higher." At this, I raised my eyes, and saw a straight and narrow path, cast up high above the worldOn this path the advent people were traveling to the city [of God] which was at the farther end of the path. They had a bright light set up behind them at the beginning of the path, which an angel told me was the "midnight cry." [See Matthew 25:6.] This light shone all along the path, and gave light for their feet, so that they might not stumble.Selected Messages Book 1, p. 62.1

    All along this path - from 1844 until probation closes for the Adventist church at the Sunday law, the 144,000 - are being chosen by God Himself as a Bride for His Son. A Royal Priesthood, in charge of giving the two tables/two charts found in Habakkuk 2, the two charts -the 1843 and 1850 charts, who are similar to Levite leaders, carrying the Ark of the Covenant on their shoulders, their MINDS JOINED TO CHRIST THROUGH CLAIMING THE BIBLE PROMISES as leaves off the tree of life, to live the truth in their daily lives, the church triumphant or the Bride of Christ on this narrow path who have been and are being chosen by God Himself until the number of 144,000 (12,000 from each tribe) are made up and ENTER by the FAITH of CHRIST INTO THE CITY OF GOD! Which IS the TEMPLE of GOD, His Body, His Bride who calls to the Ten sleepy Virgins to WAKE UP AND COME OUT OF ALL 501c3 churches INTO THE CITY OF GOD!

    "A glorious light then rested down upon these companies, to enlighten all who would receive it. Some of those who were in darkness received the light and rejoicedOthers resisted the light from heaven, saying that it was sent to lead them astrayThe light passed away from them, and they were left in darkness. Those who had received the light from Jesus joyfully cherished the increase of precious light which was shed upon them. Their faces beamed with holy joy, while their gaze was directed upward to Jesus with intense interest, and their voices were heard in harmony with the voice of the angel, “Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come.” As they raised this cry, I saw those who were in darkness thrusting them with side and with shoulder. Then many who cherished the sacred light, broke the cords which confined them and stood out separated from those companies. As they were doing this, men belonging to the different companies and revered by them passed through, some with pleasing words, and others with wrathful looks and threatening gestures, and fastened the cords which were weakening. These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it.

    I saw those who cherished the light looking upward with ardent desire, expecting Jesus to come and take them to Himself. Soon a cloud passed over them, and their faces were sorrowful. I inquired the cause of this cloud and was shown that it was their disappointment. The time when they expected their Saviour had passed, and Jesus had not come. As discouragement settled upon the waiting ones, the ministers and leading men whom I had before noticed, rejoiced, and all those who had rejected the light triumphed greatly, while Satan and his evil angels also exulted.

    Then I heard the voice of another angel saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen!” A light shone upon those desponding ones, and with ardent desires for His appearing, they again fixed their eyes upon Jesus. I saw a number of angels conversing with the one who had cried, “Babylon is fallen,” and these united with him in the cry, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him.” The musical voices of these angels seemed to reach everywhere. An exceedingly bright and glorious light shone around those who had cherished the light which had been imparted to them. Their faces shone with excellent glory, and they united with the angels in the cry, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh.” As they harmoniously raised the cry among the different companies, those who rejected the light pushed them and with angry looks scorned and derided them. But angels of God wafted their wings over the persecuted ones, while Satan and his angels were seeking to press their darkness around them, to lead them to reject the light from heaven.

    Then I heard a voice saying to those who had been pushed and derided, “Come out from among them, and touch not the unclean.” In obedience to this voice, a large number broke the cords which bound them, and leaving the companies that were in darkness, joined those who had previously gained their freedom, and joyfully united their voices with them. I heard the voice of earnest, agonizing prayer from a few who still remained with the companies that were in darkness. The ministers and leading men were passing around in these different companies, fastening the cords more firmly; but still I heard this voice of earnest prayer. Then I saw those who had been praying reach out their hands for help toward the united company who were free, rejoicing in God. The answer from them, as they earnestly looked to heaven, and pointed upward, was, “Come out from among them, and be separate.” I saw individuals struggling for freedom, and at last they broke the cords that bound them. They resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter and refused to heed the repeated assertions: “God is with us.” “We have the truth with us.” Persons were continually leaving the companies that were in darkness and joining the free company, who appeared to be in an open field raised above the earth. Their gaze was directed upward, the glory of God rested upon them, and they joyfully shouted His praise. They were closely united and seemed to be wrapped in the light of heaven. Around this company were some who came under the influence of the light, but who were not particularly united to the company. All who cherished the light shed upon them were gazing upward with intense interest, and Jesus looked upon them with sweet approbation. They expected Him to come and longed for His appearing. They did not cast one lingering look to earth. But again a cloud settled upon the waiting ones, and I saw them turn their weary eyes downward. I inquired the cause of this change. Said my accompanying angel, “They are again disappointed in their expectations. Jesus cannot yet come to earth. They must endure greater trials for His sake. They must give up errors and traditions received from men and turn wholly to God and His Word. They must be purified, made white, and tried. Those who endure that bitter trial will obtain an eternal victory.” Early Writings, p. 240.2



    1. Nader Mansour Australia: http://revelation1412.org
    2. Andrew Henriques Jamacia: http://prophesyagain.com
    3. Andrew from Africa:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTC9JrFgEXg
    4. The Bridegroom and Bride say "Come", the Kingdom of God is at HAND!

    "The Lord would have His people sound in the faith—not ignorant of the great salvation so abundantly provided for them. They are NOT to look forward, thinking that at some future time a great work is to be done for them; for the work is now complete. The believer is NOT called upon to make his peace with God; he never has nor ever can do this. He is to accept Christ as his peace, for with Christ is God and peace. Christ made an end of sin, bearing its heavy curse in His own body on the tree, and He hath taken away the curse from all those who believe in Him as a personal Saviour. He makes an end of the controlling power of sin in the heart, and the life and character of the believer testify to the genuine character of the grace of Christ. To those that ask Him, Jesus imparts the Holy Spirit; for it is necessary that every believer should be delivered from pollution, as well as from the curse and condemnation of the law. Through the work of the Holy Spirit (God & His Son's Spirit's combined=they will make their abode in us John 14:23), the sanctification of the truth, the believer becomes fitted for the courts of heaven; for Christ works within us, and His righteousness is upon us. Without this no soul will be entitled to heaven. We would not enjoy heaven unless qualified for its holy atmosphere by the influence of the Spirit and the righteousness of Christ." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3



    IF YOU, want to KNOW how to actually help people, i.e. cast out demons and heal their diseases, just by speaking and its done; this site will show you what you need to do and who you need to know to get the job done. IT WILL require a REAL life commitment, giving up lots of things you now think are ok to do. But, in return for giving up, what REALLY is not good for you in the first place, to RECEIVE REAL power and REAL strength to be able to perform miracles JUST like Jesus and His disciples did, then you must become like Jesus and His disciples.

    You must become a true disciple of Jesus Christ in thought, word, and deed. This site will teach you how to become a real disciple of Jesus Christ AND as such, Jesus will SHARE His authority that His Father and GOD gave Him with us! Yes, it's true! How badly do you want to be able to perform miracles? Real true miracles? MORE MIRACLES than even JESUS DID? It is possible, if you believe and have enough FAITH! Be careful of fakes or scams...there are many of those, you can only be for real IF you KNOW GOD and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. This is your most important TIP. You must KNOW who the true GOD and Jesus Christ IS first. YOU MUST KNOW THE SOURCE OF YOUR POWER!!! Are you willing to become a Green Beret or Navy Seal for GOD? This is the type of commitment God seeks from those who serve Him. We don't have to worry about anything. Worry is like a rocking chair, it doesn't get you anywhere! 

    King David said, "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." Psalm 37:25. "So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever." 2 Corinthians 4:18


    If you are NOT interested in performing miracles or in being a servant or representative/ambassador of the MOST HIGH one and only living immortal, wise, eternal, invisible, Sovereign, Supreme GOD of Heaven and His only begotten unique Son, Jesus Christ, then you should leave this site.

    If you do leave this site, you may miss out on the only opportunity you may ever have to learn how to have all the riches and power of Heaven at your disposal, all in the NAME of GOD's unique Son Jesus Christ, with ALL the PRAISE and GLORY going to the Father and GOD of Jesus. OR you could pray right now, "I come to you Jesus Christ the Son of GOD, JUST AS I AM, make me willing to be MADE willing." Jesus will help you if you only ask Him too. Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of GOD and HIS righteousness (right doing) and ALL these THINGS will be ADDED unto YOU! Even if you are someone with the most vivid imagination, you cannot even imagine all the great things that GOD has in store for those that love Him. To KNOW Him is to LOVE Him!

    A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education. To impart this knowledge, and to mould the character in harmony with it, should be the object of the teacher’s work. The law of God is a reflection of his character. Hence the psalmist says, “All thy commandments are righteousness;” [Psalm 119:172.] and “through thy precepts I get understanding.” [Psalm 119:104.] God has revealed himself to us in his word and in the works of creation. Through the volume of inspiration (Bible, King James Version is my preferred study guide) and the book of nature, we are to obtain a knowledge of God.

    It is a law of the mind that it gradually adapts itself to the subjects upon which it is trained to dwell. If occupied with commonplace matters only, it will become dwarfed and enfeebled. If never required to grapple with difficult problems, it will after a time almost lose the power of growth. As an educating power, the Bible is without a rival. In the word of God the mind finds subject for the deepest thought, the loftiest aspiration. The Bible is the most instructive history that men possess. It came fresh from the fountain of eternal truth, and a divine hand has preserved its purity through all the ages. It lights up the far-distant past, where human research seeks vainly to penetrate. In God’s word we behold the power that laid the foundation of the earth and that stretched out the heavens. Here only can we find a history of our race, unsullied by human prejudice or human pride. Here are recorded the struggles, the defeats, and the victories of the greatest men this world has ever known. Here the great problems of duty and destiny are unfolded. The curtain that separates the visible from the invisible world is lifted, and we behold the conflict of the opposing forces of good and evil, from the first entrance of sin, to the final triumph of righteousness and truth; and all is but a revelation of the character of God.


    Those who turn from the plain teaching of Scripture and the convicting power of God’s Holy Spirit are inviting the control of demons. Criticism and speculation have opened the way for spiritism to gain a foothold even in the professed churches of our Lord Jesus Christ. Side by side with the preaching of the gospel, agencies are at work which are lying spirits. Many a man tampers with these merely from curiosity, but seeing evidence of more than human power, he is lured on until he is controlled by the mysterious power of a will stronger than his own. The defenses of the soul are broken down. Secret sin or master passion may hold him a captive as helpless as the demoniac of Capernaum. Yet his condition is not hopeless.


    He can overcome by the power of the Word. If we desire to know and to do God’s will, His promises are ours: “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” “If any man’s will is to do His will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God.” John 8:32; 7:17, RSV. Through faith in these promises every man may be delivered from the snares of error and the control of sin.

    IF you have Jesus, you have EVERYTHING, if you don't have JESUS, you have nothing. 

    The sinner may resist this love, may refuse to be drawn to Christ; but if he does not resist he will be drawn to Jesus; a knowledge of the plan of salvation will lead him to the foot of the cross in repentance for his sins, which have caused the sufferings of God's dear Son. 

    Who is Jesus Christ to YOU?  Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10, NKJV).  In 1 John 5:11-13 we are told that if we have the son in our life we can KNOW that we have eternal life.  Jesus is the only way for us to live an abundant life here on earth, or receive eternal life in fellowship with God.  Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment for our sins so that we could be sinless in the eyes of God. 

    If we do not receive the free gift of eternal life by experiencing the forgiveness achieved by Jesus, then we will receive the punishment we so justly deserve.   Jesus must become the Lord of our lives.  Imagine your life as an automobile—Jesus must be behind the wheel of your life.  Your BODY is a HOUSE for Satan and His Angels OR after you daily surrender your will to GOD in the name of His Son Jesus, Jesus and GOD will come to LIVE IN YOUR "BODY" which is a house for Spirits, either good or bad. Invite Jesus INTO your BODY HOUSE right now!

    The verses below show the attributes of Jesus, but if he has not forgiven your sins, been invited into your life and involved in a personal relationship with you, there is little purpose in reading on.   You can change your life at this very moment.  Ask Jesus into your heart/house/mind right now. Ask Jesus to make you willing to be willing to serve Him. You do not have to repent of your sins at first, but ask God to help you, then He will make you repentant of your sins. Let Him do His work in you. Soon if not now, you will admit you are a sinner before God, and repent of it before God, if you simply come to Jesus just as you are, right now.  Just pray, "I come to you Jesus just as I am. Help me Jesus thou Son of God & David. Cover me with your blood sacrifice and give me the strength and power to make it to Heaven." Believe in the atonement of Jesus on the cross and receive the gift of eternal life which Jesus died to freely give you.  Invite Jesus into your life to live through you and thank him for doing so. 

    If  you made this decision or are thinking about it, please contact pray4me@EndTimeWarning.com,  we would like to hear from you and add you to our prayer list so we can pray for you specifically.


    Who is Jesus?
    Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over to me by My Father..."

    After the plan of Salvation is completed, Jesus will give the Authority God gave Him BACK to His Father and His God...so will we give the Authority Jesus gave us back to Jesus:

    "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all." 1 Corinthians 15:28 (KJV)

    1 Corinthians 15:24 "Then the end will come, when he (Jesus) hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he (Jesus) has destroyed all dominion, authority and power." King James Version (KJV) "Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power." Amplified Bible (AMP) "After that comes the end (the completion), when He (Jesus) delivers over the kingdom to God the Father after rendering inoperative and abolishing every [other] rule and every authority and power."

    John 3:16

    Amplified Bible (AMP)

    16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

    Definition of UNIQUE

    1: being the only one : sole 

    2 a : being without a like or equal : unequaled 

    b : distinctively characteristic : peculiar 

    3: unusual 


    UNIQUE definition: existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics: having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable: limited in occurrence to a given class, situation, or area.

    John 3:16

    King James Version (KJV)

    16 For God SO LOVED the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     

    Are you trusting in, clinging to, relying on JESUS CHRIST? 

    What STOPS Us from BELIEVING & OBEYING TRUTH?



    The Bible is very plain about this. Please turn in your Bibles to John 5:44 (KJV) which says, "How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?" Or in other words, "How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?"




    • John 12:43 "for they loved praise from men more than praise from God."
    • Psalm 8:4 "What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?"
    • Isaiah 2:22 "Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?"
    • John 5:41 "I do not accept praise from men,"

      STOP looking to any man or woman for spiritual advice - Go to GOD ALONE. In Jer 33:3 God promises:
      "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."

    Definitions
     of TRUST in, CLING to, RELY on:
     

    TRUST

    trust/trəst/

    Noun:

    Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

    Verb:

    Believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of.

    Synonyms:

    noun.  confidence - faith - credit - reliance - belief

    verb.  believe - confide - rely - credit - hope - entrust

    CLINGS TO

    cling [klɪŋ]

    vb clingsclingingclung (intr)

    1. To be dependent for support, help, or supplyrelies on her parents for tuition.
    2. To place or have FAITH or confidencerelied on them to tell him the truth.

    3. (often foll by to) to hold fast or adhere closely (to something), as by gripping or sticking

    4. (foll by together) to remain in contact (with each other)

    5. to be or remain physically or emotionally close to cling to outmoded beliefs

     Synonyms: rely, trust, depend, reckon

    These verbs share the meaning to place or have faith or confidence in someone or something. Rely implies complete confidence: "You are the only woman I can rely on to be interested in her" (John Galsworthy).

    RELIES ON

    re·ly/riˈlī/

    Verb:

    1.       Depend on with full trust or confidence.

    2.      Be dependent on.

    Synonyms:

    trust - depend - confide - lean - believe - count on

    HOW TO SOLVE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS


    "If you will seek the Lord and be converted every day; if you will of your own spiritual choice be free and joyous in God; if with gladsome consent of heart to His gracious call you come wearing the yoke of Christ,— the yoke of obedience and service,—all your murmurings will be stilled, all your difficulties will be removed, all the perplexing problems that now confront you will be solved." Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, p. 101.3

    "If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you IF YOU OBEY the LORD your God." Deuteronomy 28:1-2. (Keep ALL God's Ten Commandments=3rd Angels message)


    Only he who receives the Scriptures as the voice of God speaking to himself is a true learner. He trembles at the Word; for to him it is a living reality. {COL 59.2}

    How to Receive YOUR Inheritance; Power in (the true) Christ Jesus:


    “It is through the Spirit that Christ dwells in us; and the Spirit of God, received into the heart by faith, is the beginning of the life eternal.” Desire of Ages, page 388. “They beheld Him ‘whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.’ John 14:17. The only way in which we can gain a more perfect apprehension of truth is by keeping the heart tender and subdued by the Spirit of Christ.” Ibid p. 494.

    Do YOU Want to Be In Heaven? Do you want to be able to perform miracles in the NAME OF THE SON OF GOD?

    "ALL the MIRACLES of Christ performed for the afflicted and suffering were, by the POWER OF GOD, through the ministration of angels." Review and Herald January 21, 1873.

    “Man may become a partaker of the divine nature; not a soul lives who may not summon the aid of Heaven in temptation and trial. Christ came to reveal the SOURCE of his power, that man might never rely on his unaided human capabilities.” (Ellen G. White, Review & Herald 18th February 1890, ‘How to meet a controverted point of doctrine’)

    Jesus shares the authority God GAVE Him with us:

    Luke 9:1: "Then he called his twelve disciples together, and GAVE THEM power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases."

    Mark 13:34 "For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, AND to every man HIS WORK, and commanded the porter to watch."

    After the plan of Salvation is completed, Jesus will give the Authority God gave Him BACK to God...so will we give the Authority Jesus gave us back to Jesus:

    "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all." 1 Corinthians 15:28 (KJV)

    "Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.Matthew 21:21-22

    Jeremiah 32:17 "Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."

    Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27

    Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

    Zechariah 8:6 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "It may seem marvelous to the remnant of this people at that time, but will it seem marvelous to me?" declares the LORD Almighty.

    Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

    Psalm 118:23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 

    "Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us of which we know nothing. Those who accept the one principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish, and a plain path before their feet." The Ministry of Healing, pg. 481.

    Jesus was not satisfied to attract attention to Himself merely as a wonder worker or a healer of physical diseases. He was seeking to draw men to Him as their Saviour. While the people were eager to believe that He had come as a king, to establish an earthly reign, He desired to turn their minds away from the earthly to the spiritual. Mere worldly success would interfere with His work. Click HERE to learn more about evil spirits and how you can have power over them in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

    1 Corinthians 10:31 "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."
    Colossians 3:17 (KJV) "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the NAME of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."

    When we learn the power of God's Word *the scriptures TESTIFY of ME (the Son of GOD) 

    Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
    John 5:39
    *, these are the questions we will ask for every situation:

    What is God's Command? And What IS His Promise?

    God believes in TEAMWORK! He commands, we believe in Jesus, and then He works in and through us to HELP us do what he wants us to do, if we allow him to do so. God does not send us out alone to accomplish His Commands. He even REWARDS us for doing what is in the first place for our own good!

    *Jesus IS the Bible* =Jesus IS the WORD OF GOD =this is why the BIBLE is ALIVE. When you read the Bible you are reading the MIND of Jesus & the MIND of GOD, the GOD & Father of Jesus. Remember God is IN Jesus, Jesus is IN us, and we are IN Jesus (when we surrender our minds to God in the name of His Son Jesus Christ=Let this mind be IN you that was in Christ Jesus =Jesus had and has the MIND of his God and Father, and we can too have God's mind IN us through Jesus=We are to be PARTAKERS of DIVINE NATURE! So our thoughts, our WORDS, our actions, Our Character=our thoughts and our feelings, Our destiny is God's in the NAME of His Son, JESUS CHRIST! )

    Do YOU Want to have God's POWER living in YOU?

    "For the word of God is quick, and POWERFUL, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12 King James Version (KJV)

    The word of GOD is Jesus! If we have JESUS living inside us, we have the POWER OF GOD inside us. The Bible is the WORD OF GOD and is quick and powerful. 
      
    "But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God." 1 Corinthians 1:24
     

    EXAMPLE OF GOD'S POWER WE HAVE ACCESS TO IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST:

    "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, DO ALL in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." Colossians 3:17

    "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, DO ALL to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31

    "Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk." Acts 3:6

    "And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour." Acts 16:18
     
    "
    The obligations resting upon us are not small. Our sense of dependence will drive us closer to God, and our sense of duty to be performed will summon us to effort, combined with our earnest prayers—works, faith, and continual prayer. Power! Power! Our great cry is for power without measure! It awaits us. We have only to draw; to take God at His word; to act faith; to stand firmly upon the promises; to wrestle for the endowment of the grace of God. Learning is not essential; genius is not necessary; eloquence may be lacking; but the prayer of the lowly and contrite heart God hears, and when He hears no obstacles on earth can hinder. The power of God will make us effectual."—Letter 35, June 27, 1878

    It's very important for us to understand HOW OUR POWER IN GOD LIES IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZERATH is the promise of God in the BIBLE and PRAYER!  In another translation of the same Bible verse it says:

    "For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the [a]breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)  

    2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

    Many Christians freely confess that they find the study of the Bible weary work.  More find it so, who are ashamed to make the confession. UNTIL, we receive from God a Love for HIS Truth. Pray and ask God for it. Ask God for a LOVE OF THE TRUTH, The Bible will come alive to you and you won't hardly be able to put the Bible down. Then BELIEVE he HAS given it to you. 

    REMEMBER THE BIBLE IS ALIVE! 

    God has a promise for every single one of life's problems in today's MODERN world. Psalm 143:10 "Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness." Bible Truth may step on people's toes, but better to have our toes stepped on, than to lose eternal life forever.

    Readers are encouraged to verify everything to their own satisfaction.

    "...for they received the word with all eagerness, examining the scriptures daily to see if these things were so." (Acts 17:11)

    "...test everything; hold fast what is good, abstain from every form of evil." (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22)

    "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world." 1 John 4:1


    The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 1:18 "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

    "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Acts 2:38 King James Version (KJV)

    Again, this IS SO IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND, here is the same verse in another translation:

    "And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:38 Amplified Bible (AMP)

     

    "To be half a Christian and half a worldly man makes you about one-hundredth part Christian and all the rest worldly". 2 Testimonies, Pg. 264


    "Almost but not wholly saved, means to be not almost but wholly lost." Christ's Object Lessons, Page 118


    We must get our POWER from GOD through His Son and do/live His Ten Commandments to be able to rest & have perfect peace in Him.  "Great peace have they who love your law: and NOTHING shall offend them."  Psalm 119:165 Or in other words those who love God's instructions have great peace and do not stumble
    .
    Jeremiah 32:27 "I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

    The Lord’s claims extend to our words and actions. Even the thoughts must be brought into captivity to Christ. Then the whole life is a witness for the right. God’s true servants subordinate every act to the universal law of obedience. “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” is the inquiry of the soul. They keep their eyes directed heavenward, that they may be approved of God, workmen that need not to be ashamed. They maintain a watching, praying attitude. They remember the words, “Ye are not your own; for ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Thus Enoch walked with God, constantly realizing his accountability.

    The intellectual, moral, and physical faculties are to be equally cultivated and improved, that we may reach the highest standard in the attainment of knowledge. Education is one-sided unless the whole of the human machinery is used. Those who are fitting themselves for ministers or teachers need to combine physical and mental labor. The intellect must not be allowed to become inactive. The mind must work, else it will become feeble, and will lose the power to think. It is not the length of time spent in acquiring an education that fits a man for a position of influence and responsibility. It is working with earnest effort to cultivate the talents, to wrestle with new problems. God has given us our reasoning powers for a high and holy purpose,—that we may grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Our faculties were given us to be improved, not to remain unused. He who knows of the goodness and mercy and love of Jesus Christ should make them known to his fellow men; for this knowledge is given to be imparted. The mental faculties are to be aroused to earnest activity. God designs that the youth shall consecrate all their gifts to their Creator. By a right use of their talents they may link themselves by a golden chain to the higher world. They may become partakers of the divine nature.

    Daniel of sacred history was but a youth when with his friends he was taken captive to Babylon. But he stands before the heavenly universe, before the worlds unfallen, and before a rebellious world, as a bright example of what the grace of God can do for man. The Lord purposed what Daniel should do; and Daniel gave himself up, with all his energies, to carry out the plan of his Creator. It was not his choice to be exposed to the profligacy, the gluttony, and the spendthrift habits of that heathen nation. But he set his heart, while there, to serve the Lord. He co-operated with God. He stood under Christ’s banner as a loyal subject of the heavenly King. As he educated himself to reach the highest standard, he carried with him the fragrance of Christ’s righteousness. He was kind and submissive, he made friends with those who had charge over him; yet he would not swerve one inch from pure, true, righteous principles. He was willing to meet all the requirements of those who had rule over him, when he could do this consistently; but all the kings of the earth, all the nobles, all those in power, could not lead him to do one act that would mar his character. He was determined to be true to his God, and God calls him “a man greatly beloved.”

    To every human being, life should be a serious problem. The character formed in this world determines the destiny for eternity. The element of value in the life in this world will be of value in the world to come. Our future is determined by the way in which we now allow ourselves to be influenced. If we cherish hereditary and cultivated tendencies to wrong, indulging appetite and passion, we can never enter the kingdom of God. But if we strive to repress evil inclinations, if we are willing to be governed by the Spirit of Christ, we are transformed. We take Christ’s yoke upon us, and learn his way. Thus we become strengthened, as were Joseph, Samuel, and Daniel. We show that we are God’s husbandry, God’s building, and that we are using only solid timbers in our character-building.

     
    GOD.

    (The ONLY BEING who CANNOT die, is ETERNAL and INVISIBLE) 
    The one and only God of all beings and creatures; God is ALSO the GOD and Father of His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus. "...the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthians 11:3. The only wise God, who since sin entered the human race, his face we have not seen because it would instantly kill us because of His brightness and glory.


    If we are going to put GOD first in our lives and marriages, shouldn't we KNOW who HE is?

    GOD, the Father of Christ, is
    IMMORTAL, meaning He cannot die (everything would fall apart if He died) and GOD is a Spirit (John 4:24) who is INIVISIBLE to us after Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden: "Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:17. "But to us there is but one God, the Father, OF whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, BY whom are all things, and we by him." 1 Corinthians 8:6 

    . Rom 1:20

    For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead [RSV: “deity”; NIV: “divine nature”], so that they are without excuse. 


    God is the Head of Christ - the GodHEAD. 


    God is the Father of Christ

    Christ was Twice Born, once in Heaven of the Spirit and Once on Earth of the Flesh. Just as we must be twice born, only in opposites for us. We are Born of the flesh first, then we must be born of the Spirit or born again of GOD before we can enter the kingdom of Heaven.

    Take some time to seek the truth, for the traditions of men cannot save your soul.

    So many people profess that they are living for Christ and yet have never been "Born again".
    Naturally speaking, a person cannot live until they are first born, and so it is spiritually. We
    cannot Live spiritually unless we are born again in the Spirit, or born of GOD's Spirit. GOD living inside us (our minds) thru His SON JESUS living inside us and us living inside Jesus. (John 3:5)
    "At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20 

    John 3:5 (KJV) "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
    "As Christ was twice born, once in eternity, the only begotten of the Father, and again here in the flesh, thus uniting the divine with the human in that second birth, so we, who have been born once already in the flesh, are to have the second birth, being born again of the Spirit, in order that our experience may be the same, the human and the divine being joined in a life union." W.W. PRESCOTT Review and Herald, April 14, 1896 p. 232.

    "He was born of the Holy Ghost. In other words, Jesus Christ was born again. He came from heaven, GOD's first- born, to the earth, and was born again, But all in Christ's work goes by opposites for us: he, the sinless one, was made to be sin, in order that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. He, the living one, the prince and author of life, died that we might live. He whose goings forth have been from the days of eternity, the first-born of GOD, was born again, in order that we might be born again." A.T. JONES

    "If Jesus Christ had never been born again, could you and I have ever been born again? No. But he was born again, from the world of righteousness into the world of sin; that we might be born again, from the world of sin into the world of righteousness. He was born again, and was made partaker of the human nature, that we might be born again, and so made partakers of the divine nature. He was born again, unto earth, unto sin, and unto man, that we might be born again unto heaven, unto righteousness, and unto God." Review and Herald, Aug. 1, 1899 (Lessons on Faith p. 154.)

    God, is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
    • "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," Ephesians 1:3
    • "The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, " 2 Corinthians 11:31
    • "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," 1 Peter 1:3
    • "Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to MY Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto MY Father, and your Father; and to MY GOD, and your God. John 20:17
    • "And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." Luke 4:8
    • the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthians 11:3 
    • "And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's." (KJV) 1 Corinthians 3:23
    • Galatians 3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
    • 1 Corinthians 15:28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him (the God and Father of Jesus) who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. 
    • Jesus said in John 14:1 "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."
    • 1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
    His Only Begotten Son Jesus (the ONLY BEING who could DIE to save us from our sins): "begotten" from Strong's Concordance  #3439 from monos and genos means: monogenes  mon-og-en-ace':  only-born, i.e. sole -- only (begotten, child). 3439 monogenḗs (from 3411 /misthōtós, "one-and-only" and 1085 /génos, "offspring, stock") – properly, one-and-only; "one of a kind" – literally, "one (monos) of a class, genos" (the only of its kind). Christ, the only begotten Son of God had a beginning (brought forth from God's bosom, begotten, child=offspring, firstborn child, Son of God) in eternity, not in time (this world goes round by time, not eternity). God is NOT limited by TIME. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the 365 days a year TIME CYCLE, since this world was created by the Son of GOD. JESUS WAS First-BORN "IN ETERNITY" TO HIS FATHER AND GOD prior to this world and before anything at all was created, before the angels were created. God had a Son, and God created everything THROUGH His only begotten Son. A firstborn Son, born in eternity a time (to us) so far in the past that human minds cannot grasp it. Remember? God created the days, seasons and TIME? Eccl 3:2 "A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest."  "Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment," Hebrews 9:27


    In eternity, in heaven, before anything was created and before time began (this world) God had a one and only begotten Son who He named Jesus. This Son of God was born/begotten from His Father's bosom (John 1:18). Jesus tells us in Proverbs 8:30 "Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;". "When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water." Proverbs 8:24. "Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:" Proverbs 8:25. Jesus is known as the "firstborn" of all creatures in Colossians 1:15 "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:".

    Jesus looks, thinks and acts just like His Father and His God, like Father, like Son! ("The son is like its father"), a chip off the old block! :) son will have traits similar to his father upon reaching adulthood. This Biblical concept of Jesus being the firstborn of all creatures is important to understand, because to understand it, means our salvation and even shows us what church we should belong to. "One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."  Ephesians 4:6.


    There is only one true church and it's in Heaven. Is your name written in the book of life in Heaven the church of the firstborn (Jesus) of God? Are you a member of the church in Heaven? Hebrews 12:23 tells us "To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written (members of or registered) in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect," "And he (Jesus the Son of God) is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.This is the only church we should worry about being a member of - the church in Heaven, the church of the firstborn, which is the Church of Jesus Christ. "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthians 11:3. "For the husband is th the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body." Ephesians 5:23. This means that kindness and love and forgiveness is shown to the wife by husband, just as Christ does His "church" or His people. So husbands and wives should treat each other just as if they are talking to Jesus, treat each other as they would treat Jesus. This should carry on to everyone else you come in contact with in your daily lives. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


    Here is a description of the only people who get to enter the pearly gates of the Heavenly city: Revelation 14:12 tells us "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." Revelation 22:14. This should be understood by all who want to be in Heaven.

    Only our bodies, made without hands (not a building with four walls) that obeys all ten commandments and speaks (has the testimony) the words of Jesus can God and His Son make their home inside. Only the PRESENCE of God inside and surrounding your fleshy body can constitute a church! Not four walls of any denomination! Day by day, moment by moment we must surrender out will (our thoughts and our feelings, what we think, say and do) to God in the name of His Son Jesus. Let God make your mind clean like His own mind! Ask God for a clean mind and a right spirit!

    God gave all authority to His Son, who in turn has shared His authority with us. The more completely we obey Him, the more completely we will be able to do miracles in His name. The more complete our surrender to God in the name of His Son, the more power God can give us through His Son Jesus. Jesus is our only mediator or in other words, our ladder to God and Heaven.

    God created all things through His Son, Jesus. God dearly loved His Son in Heaven. Jesus was the ONLY being who could enter into His Father's councils/meetings in Heaven. God in His infinite wisdom knew sin would enter His creation through Lucifer, the angel who was next in authority in Heaven to Christ. God and His Son have formulated a great plan of Salvation that will work together for the good of those who love Him. God made His Son equal to Himself in all things. God gave His Son Jesus all authority in Heaven and earth. God and Jesus are united as one in working toward this grand goal of perfect harmony and peace and love toward God, because only this brings true happiness to every creature in Heaven and earth.

    God and Jesus knew sin would happen in Lucifer and that Eve & then Adam would sin. God wants all to understand that to obey Him, because we love Him is best for all creatures. He wants us to obey Him because we love Him, not because we "have to". This I believe is why God allowed sin to happen. To show us and all the universe that God is truly love in action. He has our best interests at heart. He wants us to have the desires of our hearts, as long as we don't want something that will hurt us or others. That is why in God's great plan of salvation he allows bad things to happen to us - to shape and refine us into what is for our own good if we do not rebel against Him. We should thank God for ALL things, good and bad. It's hard to say thank you while in the midst of a trial, but our greatest trials can be our greatest blessings, if we allow God to work things out for us, instead of taking matters into our own hands. Man on His knees thanking God for all things and sharing our problems and perplexities with God asking Him for His help in our daily lives, makes the devil tremble. He might lose a soul to God.

    Ephesians 6:12
    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,against spiritual wickedness in high places. 

    If we understand that when we fight with other humans, we are not fighting each other, but rather it's the devil and his angels working through us and around us to cause our problems. If we would but realize this, then we would immediately submit to God and in the name of Jesus ask God to remove the seducing spirits and the devil from our lives and to forgive us our sins, to bind up the evil spirits and the devil and cast them into the depths of the ocean, in the name of the Son of God, Jesus Christ from Nazareth. Keep saying Jesus save me from myself. Give me the strength and power to make it to Heaven. AND THEN BELIEVE HE HAS DONE IT! Instantly it is DONE IF YOU BELIEVE! Pray, believe and receive. Pray, doubt and do without! When we learn how to submit our will, just as Jesus did to our God, in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, then we will do even mightier works and miracles than Jesus did while He was here on earth. Jesus was held back because it would have cut the time short that He was supposed to be here. They would have killed Him sooner!

    All who believe that Jesus is the true literal Son of God will suffer persecution just as Jesus did. They killed Jesus for saying that he was the Son of God. Same for those who follow him. When I first learned of these truths, I asked my Pastor what he thought....I will never forget the things that came out of my Pastor's mouth! Simply amazing! I think a lot of us believe in our minds correctly, and yet, we really don't know what we truly worship. God girds us while we are in the dark about Him. But we are responsible for learning about Him. You try showing this page to your pastor, he will say it is blasphemy just as Jesus was accused of blasphemy and KILLED! I don't think it will be too long in the near future when we will be killed for believing the truth. So remember this Bible verse: "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you!  for so did their fathers to the FALSE prophets." Luke 6:26

    Try it. It will open your eyes! Be sure to study and pray for God's Spirit to guide your mind because if you don't you will be deceived and lose eternal life.

    So be careful. If others around you are being killed for what they believe, and you are not because you believe like those doing the killing, perhaps you are believing a lie! If it is a very popular belief, then most likely you need to BEWARE, because TRUTH is NOT POPULAR!


    God gave/made/put His Son in charge of the human race. UNTIL those who partake of the divine nature, the gift of God, the MIND of God given to us through Jesus; are safe up in Heaven. After Satan, his angels and wicked people are destroyed and the earth made new. AFTER the great grand plan of Salvation has been completed, THEN Christ will GIVE HIS AUTHORITY BACK TO HIS FATHER AND HIS GOD, (and our God) so that ALL THINGS are subject unto GOD, that GOD may be all in all.  See 1 Cor 15:28 "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all." 

    Jesus, the precious one and only begotten dear Son of God - became a surety or bond for the human race - all that will obey Him and unite with God. God and Jesus formed a plan to save mankind from sin, the transgression of God's Ten Commandments. After this grand plan of Salvation is complete, Jesus will give back His Authority to GOD His Father. This authority God had given Jesus was a temporary position. Kind of like a LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY. GOD gave His Son ALL authority in Heaven and Earth to accomplish the purpose of reconciling mankind back to God because of sin, our transgression of His laws that govern the Universe. This power and authority was given to the Son of God with restrictions...after the accomplishment of the job God gave His dearly beloved Son, Jesus would give the power and authority God gave Him, back to God. Jesus would return the authority and power back to His Father and GOD, so that God may be all in all. Read this verse again: 

    1 Cor 15:28 "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all." [God All in All = be everything to everyone, supreme, Sovereign, the indwelling and controlling factor of life]

    Here is this same verse 1 Cor 15:28 in another translation. Most people do not understand this concept, and it is SO IMPORTANT to "get": 

    "However, when everything is subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will also subject Himself to [the Father] Who put all things under Him, so that God may be all in all [be everything to everyone, supreme, the indwelling and controlling factor of life]." 1 Corinthians 15:28 Amplified Bible (AMP)

    The risk to GOD was that His beloved only begotten Son, Jesus Christ COULD HAVE SINNED, when he was born in the "FLESH", as a baby to the virgin Mary and his step-Father Joesph. Jesus took on the nature of fallen mankind. Jesus DID NOT take on the fallen "mind" of mankind. Jesus had the MIND OF GOD in His mind. (Let this mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus):

    1. Philippians 2:5
      Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
      Philippians 2:4-6 (in Context) Philippians 2 (Whole Chapter)
    2. "At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20 
    3. John 17:23 "I in them, and thou in me, that they may be MADE perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me." in another translation: "I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me."John 17:23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
       
    4. John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
      John 6:56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. (This verse, to be in harmony with the rest of the Bible should be taken figuratively and not literally)

      This means we are to "eat" consume the Words of the Bible, commit them to memory so that they are a part of us. When we speak we should try to speak only the WORDS of Jesus found in the Bible given to Him by His Father & GOD for us to be reconciled back to GOD. My words are SPIRIT & My WORDS are LIFE.  
      "It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."John 6:63

      "After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me." 1 Corinthians 11:25

    Micah 2:7 KJV

    1. O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened ? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?

    Deuteronomy 11:18 KJV

    1. Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes

    Deuteronomy 32:1 KJV

    1. Give ear , O ye heavens, and I will speak ; and hear , O earth, the words of my mouth.

      Pray: "SPEAK LORD, FOR THY SERVANT HEARETH."

      It Was Figurative in the Old Testament

      The Jews were familiar with "eating and drinking" being used figuratively in the Old Testament to describe the appropriation of divine blessings to one’s innermost being. It was God’s way of providing spiritual nourishment for the soul (Isaiah 55:1-3; Ezekiel 2:8, 3:1).

      When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty. 9

      Jesus Confirmed It To Be Figurative

      Jesus informed His disciples there were times when He spoke figuratively and He often used that type of language to describe Himself. The Gospel of John records seven figurative declarations Jesus made of Himself: "the bread of life" (6:48), "the light of the world" (8:12), "the door" (10:9), "the good shepherd" (10:11), "the resurrection and the life" (11:25), "the way, the truth and the life" (14:6), and "the true vine" (15:1). He also referred to His body as the temple (2:19).

      "Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. 10

      His Words Were Spiritual

      Jesus ended this teaching by revealing "the words I have spoken to you are spirit" (6:63). As with each of the seven miracles in John’s Gospel, Jesus uses the miracle to convey a spiritual truth. Here Jesus has just multiplied the loaves and fish and uses an analogy to teach the necessity of spiritual nourishment. This is consistent with His teaching on how we are to worship God. "God is Spirit and His worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). As we worship Christ He is present spiritually, not physically. In fact, Jesus can only be bodily present at one place at one time. His omnipresence refers only to His spirit. It is impossible for Christ to be bodily present in thousands of Catholic Churches around the world. When Jesus is received spiritually, one time in the heart, there is no need to receive him physically, over and over again in the stomach.

      Jesus began the discourse by saying whoever comes to Him and believes in Him will not hunger or thirst. Thus the eating and drinking are symbolic of coming to Him in faith.

      Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. 11

      There is  serious problem for those who insist on a literal interpretation. They must realize that after they have consumed the physical body of Christ, it then decomposes during the digestive cycle. This goes against God’s promise to never let His Holy Son see decay (Acts 2:27).

      In conclusion, it is clear from the Scriptures that the words referring to the eating and drinking of the body and blood of Jesus are to be understood in a spiritual or symbolic sense and not literally. Worshipping a wafer carries the same consequence for everyone today as worshipping a golden calf did for the Israelites. 12

      Eating the Words of the Bible (Bible study; making the Words of Jesus a part of our lives) & Drinking the Blood of Jesus:  What does "eating his flesh" and "drinking his blood" actually mean? 

      Jesus IS  

      "
      I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee." Isaiah 44:22

      "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord." Acts 3:19

      "…and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." 1 John 1:7

    Matthew 4:4 KJV

    1. But he answered and said , It is written , Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

      Hebrews 6:5 KJV

    And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come ,

    Luke 8:11 KJV

    Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

    1 Peter 1:23
    • King James Version
      Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

      Luke 1:55
      • King James Version
        As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

        Acts 2:39
        • King James Version
          For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
          Acts 2:38-40 (in Context) Acts 2 (Whole Chapter)
        • Amplified Bible
          For the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is to and for you and your children, and to and for all that are far away, [even] to and for as many as the Lord our God invites and bids to come to Himself.

          Galatians 4:28
          • King James Version
            Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
            Galatians 4:27-29 (in Context) Galatians 4 (Whole Chapter)
          • Amplified Bible
            But we, brethren, are children [not by physical descent, as was Ishmael, but] like Isaac, born in virtue of promise.

            "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for HIS SEED remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." 1 John 3:9 King James Version (KJV)


    Romans 10:17 KJV

    So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

    1 Kings 17:24 KJV

    "...the wordof the LORD in thy mouth is truth."

    Psalm 18:30 KJV

    As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried : he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

    Proverbs 30:5 KJV

    Every word of God is pure : he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

    The Truth of the Gospel

    Jesus, as our substitute, was judged in our place on the cross. He paid the price for all sin for all time. His righteousness has been credited to our account. The good news of the judgment is that all who believe and trust in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ can say with assurance, "I've been acquitted!" We have already been judged in Christ. Those who reject the gospel, judge themselves unworthy of eternal life. Those who accept the gospel have passed from death into life and will not enter into the condemnation of judgment. (John 5:24).

    Spiritually feeding on Jesus body (reading the Bible and the testimonies of Jesus & praying)  and drinking His blood (repenting and putting into practice what you read) will fill you with His very life.

    Answer:

    The statement is found in a discourse recorded in John 6. In the context, Jesus had feed over 5,000 people miraculously and this created a crowd of people wanting Jesus to repeat this miracle. "Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him."" (John 6:26-27). This did not detour the people. As the conversation continues they attempt at every turn to argue that Jesus should provide them with free food.

    In response, Jesus answers that they are looking for the wrong thing. They are only looking for physical food which will temporarily fill their stomachs. They should be looking for spiritual food which will give them eternal life. "Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always." And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. ... And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day"" (John 6:34-3640). Notice how partaking of bread Jesus is offering is equated to believing in him.

    Jesus stated, ""I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?" Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever."" (John 6:51-58). The theme hasn't changed. The bread is Jesus' sacrifice for the sins of the world. Unless a person "partakes" through faith in Jesus' death, he cannot have eternal life.

    Now add to this what Paul later taught. "Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:3-11). Notice that the same themes of death and life are being stated, though worded in a different way. Eternal life is gained by uniting with Christ in his death. That participation in his death comes through baptism.

    Likewise another allusion is being made to something else that memorializes Jesus' death for our sins. "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread" (I Corinthians 10:16-17). As Christians partake of the Lord's Supper, we share in the sacrifice of our Lord and pay tribute to him by recalling his death. "For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes" (I Corinthians 11:23-26). Like baptism, the power of the Lord's Supper comes in what it symbolizes to the Christian. Baptism is not a physical death, but a representation of spiritual death to sin. The Lord's Supper is not a physical eating of Christ, but a symbolic memorial to keep fresh in the Christian's mind that he is saved because his King gave his life to free him from sin. It reminds us that we have willingly entered into a covenant relationship with Christ to do his will and not our own.

    So to answer your question, the flesh and blood represent Jesus' death upon the cross for the sins of mankind.

    Jeremiah 31:31 "The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.


    Luke 22:20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
    1 Corinthians 10:16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?
    1 Corinthians 11:24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."
    2 Corinthians 3:6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant--not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

    If you don't have it, you have no life-John 6:53
    If you do have it, you have eternal life-John 6:54
    You are bought with it-Acts 20:28
    You are justified by it-Romans 5:9
    You have redemption through it-Ephesians 1:7
    You're brought near to God by it-Ephesians 2:13
    You make peace with God through it -- Colossians 1:20
    Your conscience is cleansed by it -- Hebrews 9:14
    You have absolutely no forgiveness without it -- Hebrews 9:22
    You have confidence to enter into the presence of God with it -- Hebrews 10:19
    You are made holy by it -- Hebrews 13:12
    You are freed from sin by it -- Revelation 1:5
    And, with it you even overcome the accuser -- Revelation 12:11


    As a small child, I often sang the hymn, "What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!"

    Many years later I would sing the chorus, "Oh, the blood of Jesus! Oh, the blood of Jesus! It will never lose its power!"

    I knew it was with the price of his blood that he paid for my salvation. "For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemedbut with the precious blood of Christ" (1 Peter 1:18-19). I responded, "Praise God! He redeems me!"

    I had read many times, "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us" (Ephesians 1:7-8). I responded, "Praise God! He forgives me!"

    I understood the promise, "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin" (1 John 1:7). I responded, "Praise God! He washes the stains away!"

    Drink His Blood

    These great truths of his word seemed rather easy to grasp and blessed my heart every time I read them. But I must confess that I always shied away from the reference to the blood in John 6, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you" (verse 53).

    Jesus is standing there before the whole crowd, telling everyone that they need to drink his blood! This annoyed the Jews. Everyone knew it was forbidden by the law of Moses, and it carried very severe penalties for disobedience. So when Jesus spoke of "drinking his blood," it not only annoyed them, it was in unspeakable offense to their religious feelings. But in the true fashion of our Lord, he again had said something that grabbed their attention.

    What does "drinking his blood" actually mean?

    In the tropical jungles of Panama I had no problem telling the difference between washing and drinking. To take a dip in the river was not only enjoyable, it seemed quite necessary. But to get a refreshing drink in that tropical climate was reviving. When water is used for washing, it cleanses. When we drink it, we are refreshed and revived. Without its cleansing, it is not possible to live as you should! But without drinking, you can't live at all!

    Just as water has a two-fold effect, so it is with Christ's blood. Without drinking the blood of the son of God, that is, without the wholehearted appropriation of his blood, Jesus says that you will never have eternal life!

    Two Kinds of Life

    Jesus distinguishes two kinds of life. He said that you need another life, a new life, a heavenly life, and he told the crowd that day that he had it -- that he had gotten it from his heavenly Father. He said he could give it to them if they would just "drink" it.

    We easily understand that natural life is nourished by bread and water. Jesus is saying that the heavenly life must be nourished by heavenly food and drink.

    Eternal life is the life of God. The Lord said, "My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink"

    (John 6:55). He was teaching the difference between what is only a symbol and what is genuine.

    You've probably heard someone say, "I was drinking in every word the speaker said last night." They meant they were giving themselves heartily to listening and receiving everything that was said and everything that was offered to them. The idea of "drinking" indicates the deep, true appropriation of our spirit by faith of all we understand concerning the power of the blood.

    Extolled Wonders

    The other day in a health food store I saw a bottle of some kind of drink. The advertisement extolled the wonders of this stuff. "It will protect you from infection! It will free you of impurities in your body! It will bring new energy and vitality to your life! Your thinking will be clearer! Your muscles will be stronger! You'll feel and act like a totally new person!" I thought, "Why don't I just 'glug' about a gallon of this stuff and become the next superman!"

    But whatever was in that bottle wouldn't even begin to compare to what I'm told to drink in John 6. This drink brings forgiveness and wholeness.

    · It washes and purifies.

    · It brings peace to my heart, and it is the foundation of a new relationship with God.

    · It frees me from the power of the devil.

    · It declares me holy before God.

    · It gives me assurance of faith, confidence in prayer and a changed life.

    · It guarantees a great resurrection and promises to cause me to live forever with an eternal God who loves me in spite of all the wrong that I have ever done!

    Whew! My incomparable Savior -- what a drink!

    "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life" (John 6:54). 

    "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." 1 John 3:9 King James Version (KJV)


    1 John 3:9
    No one born (begotten) of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, for God’s nature abides in him [His principle of life, the divine sperm, remains permanently within him]; and he cannot practice sinning because he is born (begotten) of God. 

    He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (I John 3:8)


    John 10:38 But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."
    John 15:9 "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
    John 16:27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
    John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
    John 17:8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.
    John 17:11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name--the name you gave me--so that they may be one as we are one.
    John 17:21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
    Romans 8:10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
  • Philippians 3:15
    Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
  • Philippians 2:5 "Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]".

    Rom 8:1 "There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."

  •  If Jesus would have sinned ALL of us would have no hope whatsoever of being reconciled back to GOD. GOD would have lost His ONLY CHILD, His dear Son FOREVER! For the wages of sin is DEATH! Jesus was smitten of God on "good Friday", meaning God took His breath away on the cross; Jesus the Son of God was completely dead from the START of the Saturday Bible Sabbath to the close of the Bible 7th day Saturday Sabbath; then God the Father of Jesus raised His Son back to life on Sunday the the first day of the new week, commonly known today as "Easter Sunday".  This is how we can live SIN-FREE. We die daily, moment by moment to self...our ways, our selfish desires, and Jesus comes inside us to live HIS very life in and through us. Jesus paid the price for the debt we owed GOD. God's law is HOLY and cannot be changed, even for GOD. Because God is perfect, to change His perfect law would make Him not perfect.


    How small a price we are asked to pay for eternal life and all the riches in Heaven and earth! All God asks of us is that we believe and obey Him so we will not be destroyed. We must put all of the traps the devil has cleverly devised out of our lives so we can become the child of God instead of a child of Satan. All of God's warnings are but the breathings of unutterable love toward us to save us from the devil. Why do we resist and think WE know better than our Heavenly Father? We must completely trust and obey God to be saved. Like our children trust and obey us when we tell them not to run out in the road because a car might hit and kill them. 


    Christ volunteered and pleaded with His Father for the job of saving mankind. God was reconciling us back to Himself through His only begotten son! Do you think that the Father yielded up His dearly beloved Son without a struggle? No, no. It was even a struggle with the God of heaven, whether to let guilty man perish, or to give His beloved Son to die for him. 

    Christ ALONE was able to represent the Deity to mankind. He who had been in the presence of the Father from the beginning, He who was the express image of the invisible God, was alone sufficient to accomplish this work. No verbal description could reveal God to the world. Through a life of purity, a life of perfect trust and submission to the will of God, a life of humiliation such as even the highest seraph in heaven would have shrunk from, God Himself must be revealed to humanity. In order to do this, our Saviour clothed His divinity with humanity. He employed the human faculties, for only by adopting these could He be comprehended by humanity. Only humanity could reach humanity. He lived out the character of God through the human body which God had prepared for Him. He blessed the world by living out in human flesh the life of God, thus showing that He had the power to UNITE humanity to divinity.

    “It was a difficult task for the Prince of life to carry out the plan which He had undertaken for the salvation of man, in clothing His divinity with humanity. He had received honor in the heavenly courts, and was familiar with absolute power. It was as difficult for Him to keep the level of humanity as for men to rise above the low level of their depraved natures and be partakers of the divine nature.”

    Christ’s life on this earth was like the born again Christian’s must be—a life of perfect trust in God. He trusted Himself to His Father; we trust ourselves to Him. He lived without depending upon His perfect nature which He had set aside before He left heaven. We must live, realizing as He did, that of ourselves we can do nothing. We die to our old nature and live by Christ who dwells within us. Christ refused to use His divine (natural) nature!

    We must never revert to using our human (natural) nature which is dead, which we must keep dead continuously. 2 Cor. 4: 10 -12

    Satan tempted both Christ and us in the same way, by trying to break our relationship or dependence upon God. This is why we must constantly think positionally and not conditionally. Being justified, we are members of God’s family—a fact we must never forget. Whenever we do wrong Satan tries to use our failure as evidence that our position is not real but only imaginary. He also tried to force Christ to think the same way.

    "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." Matthew 28:18-20

    HOLY SPIRIT. Jesus said "And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" John 17:23 "I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me.

    "Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His father, and send them Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent. "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall (although unseen by you), [THIS PHRASE WAS ADDED BY ELLEN WHITE.] teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" [John 14:26]. "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will come not unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you" [John 16:7]. {14MR 23.3}

    “It is through the Spirit that Christ dwells in us; and the Spirit of God, received into the heart by faith, is the beginning of the life eternal.” Desire of Ages, page 388. “They beheld Him ‘whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.’ John 14:17. The only way in which we can gain a more perfect apprehension of truth is by keeping the heart tender and subdued by the Spirit of Christ.” Ibid p. 494. 

    Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and WE will come unto him, and make OUR abode with him. (Notice it's the Father and the Son who makes their home INSIDE US? Not three, only two beings live inside us by their Spirit.)

    Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

    The disciples had a hard time understanding the "Holy" Spirit also, as do many today. The disciples did not believe the "Holy" Spirit was anyone other than Christ.

    "The Saviour has given the promise of His presence to all who labor in the spirit of true service. "All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth," He says; "go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." As you present the Word to your hearers, claim this promise of Christ's presenceThere is no day, no hour of the day, when He will not be near you by His Holy SpiritHe is in every meeting that is held in His name. His promise is given for as long as time shall last." AUCR, December 30, 1907 par. 3

    "Christ gave his followers a positive promise that after his ascension he would send them his Spirit. "Go ye therefore," he said, "and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father [a personal God], and of the Son [a personal Prince and Saviour], and of the Holy Ghost [sent from heaven to represent Christ]: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."" RH, October 26, 1897 par. 9

    Note from the two quotes above that it is Christ who is with us by His own "Holy" Spirit. This truth is also confirmed from "The Desire of Ages":

    While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Matt. 28:20. While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His church. DA 166

    When Jesus ascended saying I will send the comforter to you... 

    2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord (Jesus) is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." More about this here:  https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/the-trinity-on-trial

    1 Corinthians 8:6 (KJV) "But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him."

    John 17:23  I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me. 

    Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (Notice it's the Father and the Son who makes their home INSIDE US? Not three, only two beings live inside us by their Spirit.)   Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

    1 Corinthians 3:23 and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.  1 Corinthians 11:3 Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

    “We adore God for His wonderous love in giving us Jesus the Comforter” SD 124

     "The Saviour is our Comforter” 8 MR 49

     

    “There is no Comforter like Christ” RH OCT 26, 1897

     

    “He (Christis the comforter RH JAN 27, 1903

     

    The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” 19 MR 293

      

    Answer; The Holy Spirit is certainly a living person. It is the person of Christ, His very life with His church. Jesus lives inside consecrated commandment keeping bodies. It is Jesus INVISIBLE, walking UNSEEN beside us and INSIDE us, helping us to be SIN-FREE!

     

    While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Matt. 28:20. While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His church.  {DA 166.2}

     

    This is why Jesus could promise;    

    I will come to you.  

    I will never leave you nor forsake you.

    I am with you always even unto the end of the world.

    Where two or three are gathered in my name there am I in the midst of them.

     

    Please tell me is Jesus with you now in the body (physically), or is He with you by His Holy Spirit?

    If you still want to make the Holy Spirit someone else, then someone else is with you not Jesus?

    Look at who inspiration says is the true comforter;

     

    The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ.” DA 80

     

    Christ gives them the breath of His own Spirit, the life of His own life.” MH 159

     

    If you disbelieve the SOP, how do you answer Jn 20:22

     

    John 20:22  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

     

    The Word of God here gives us a practical illustration of the impartation of the Spirit; which is the life of Christ, it is His very own breath.

    It is a part of Him, Jesus, not someone else, how can anyone not see the practical implication of this inspired text?

    The rejection of this evidence shows a deeper problem than lack of discernment, because the evidence is far too clear, even young children get this.

     

    Eph 4:4  There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

     

    Question; who is the 3rd living person of the heavenly trio?

     

    While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Matt. 28:20. While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His church.  {DA 166.2}


    Authority on Earth. For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. (Mark 13: 34)

      

    "Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His father, and send them Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent. "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall (although unseen by you), [THIS PHRASE WAS ADDED BY ELLEN WHITE.] teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" [John 14:26]. "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will come not unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you" [John 16:7].  {14MR 23.3}

     

    The prophet of the Lord states clearly that the Holy Spirit is Christ Himself.

     

    They have one God and one Saviour; and one Spirit--the Spirit of Christ--is to bring unity into their ranks.  {9T 189.3}

     

    The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ.  {DA 805.3}

     

    With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.  {RH, May 19, 1904 par. 1} 


    "And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. Luke 24:31". Vanished from their SIGHT! He now has become invisible to us as the "third personality" of the Godhead as their (God and Jesus) "Holy" Spirit, the comforter. Jesus is walking right beside us today as He did with the disciples, only INVISIBLE.   The truth is that God dwells within us by His Spirit and that the Spirit of God is in the Lord Jesus Christ. Learn more here:  http://www.hullquist.com/Bible/bib-onegod-12b.htm#Person



    (1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 2:1, 2; Revelation 3:4.) The Subdued Glory of the Human Christ—As we view Christ by the eye of faith, we see the necessity of becoming pure in thought and holy in character. Christ invites us to draw near to Him, and promises that He will draw nigh to us. Looking upon Him, we behold the invisible God, who clothed His divinity with humanity in order that through humanity He might shed forth a subdued and softened glory, so that our eyes might be enabled to rest upon Him, and our souls not be extinguished by His undimmed splendor. We behold God through Christ, our Creator and Redeemer. It is our privilege to contemplate Jesus by faith, and see Him standing between humanity and the eternal throne. He is our Advocate, presenting our prayers and offerings as spiritual sacrifices to God. Jesus is the great sinless propitiation, and through His merit, God and man may hold converse together. Christ has carried His humanity into eternity. He stands before God as the representative of our race. When we are clothed with the wedding garment of His righteousness, we become one with Him, and He says of us, “They shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” His saints will behold Him in His glory, with no dimming veil between (The Youth’s Instructor, October 28, 1897).

    (Isaiah 59:20.) Human Nature but Not Human Sinfulness—He [Christ] was to take His position at the head of humanity by taking the NATURE but not the sinfulness of man. In heaven was heard the voice, “The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord” (The Signs of the Times, May 29, 1901).

    (Hebrews 9:11-14, 22Ruth 4:13, 14.) God of the Living and the Dead—As the sin bearer, and priest and representative of man before God, He entered into the life of humanity, bearing our flesh and blood. The life is in the living, vital current of blood, which blood was given for the life of the world. Christ made a full atonement, giving His life as a ransom for us. He was born without a taint of sin, but came into the world in like manner as the human family. He did not have a mere semblance of a body, but He took human nature, participating in the life of humanity.

    According to the law Christ Himself gave, the forfeited inheritance was ransomed by the nearest of kin. Jesus Christ laid off His royal robe, His kingly crown, and clothed His divinity with humanity, in order to become a substitute and surety for humanity, that dying in humanity He might by His death destroy him who had the power of death. He could not have done this as God, but by coming as man Christ could die. By death He overcame death. The death of Christ bore to the death him who had the power of death, and opened the gates of the tomb for all who receive Him as their personal Saviour.

    Christ proclaimed over the rent sepulcher of Joseph, “I am the resurrection and the life.” He, the world’s Redeemer, has bruised the serpent’s head, depriving him of all power ever to make men feel his scorpion sting; for He has brought life and immortality to light. The gates of eternal life are thrown open to all who believe on Jesus Christ. All believers who pass through a natural death, have, through eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the Son of God, eternal life in them, which is the life of Jesus Christ. In dying, Jesus has made it impossible for those who believe on Him to live eternally....

    Christ lived and died as a man, that He might be God both of the living and of the dead. It was to make it impossible for men to lose eternal life if they believe on Him. The life of men and women is precious in the sight of God; for Christ has purchased that life by being executed in their stead. Thus He made it possible for us to attain to immortality (Letter 97, 1898).

    Creator and Creature United in Christ—In Christ were united the divine and the human—the Creator and the creature. The nature of God, whose law had been transgressed, and the nature of Adam, the transgressor, meet in Jesus—the Son of God, and the Son of man. And having with His own blood paid the price of redemption, having passed through man’s experience, having in man’s behalf met and conquered temptation, having, though Himself sinless, borne the shame and guilt and burden of sin, He becomes man’s Advocate and Intercessor. What an assurance here to the tempted and struggling soul, what an assurance to the witnessing universe, that Christ will be “a merciful and faithful high priest” (Manuscript 141, 1901)!

    Edenic Mind of Man Restored—Jesus became a man that He might mediate between man and God. He clothed His divinity with humanity, He associated with the human race, that with His long human arm He might encircle humanity, and with His divine arm grasp the throne of Divinity. And this, that He might restore to man the original mind which he lost in Eden through Satan’s alluring temptation; that man might realize that it is for his present and eternal good to obey the requirements of God. Disobedience is not in accordance with the nature which God gave to man in Eden (Letter 121, 1897).

    (2 Peter 1:4.) A Divine Culture for Christians—Divine culture brings perfection. If in connection with God the work is carried forward, the human agent, through Christ, will day by day gain victory and honor in the battle. Through the grace given he will overcome, and will be placed on vantage ground. In his relation to Christ he will be bone of His bone, flesh of His flesh, one with Christ in a peculiar relationship, because Christ took the humanity of man. He became subject to temptation, endangering as it were, His divine attributes. Satan sought, by the constant and curious devices of his cunning, to make Christ yield to temptation. Man must pass over the ground over which Christ has passed. As Christ overcame every temptation which Satan brought against Him, so man is to overcome. And those who strive earnestly to overcome are brought into a oneness with Christ that the angels in heaven can never know.

    The divine culture of men and women will be carried forward to completion only as they are partakers of the divine nature. Thus they may overcome as Christ overcame in their behalf. Through the grace given, fallen man may be placed on vantage ground. Through toil, through patient trust and faith in Jesus Christ, through faithful continuance in well-doing, he may rise to spiritual victory (Letter 5, 1900).

    Full Obedience Possible Through Christ—Christ came to the earth, taking humanity and standing as man’s representative, to show in the controversy with Satan that man, as God created him, connected with the Father and the Son, could obey every divine requirement (The Signs of the Times, June 9, 1898).

    16 (Philippians 2:5-8). Jesus the Friend of Sinners—Jesus came to the world not as an angel of light; we could not have endured His glory if He had come thus. One angel at the tomb of Christ was of such exceeding brightness that the Roman guard fell powerless to the ground. As the angel came from the heavens, he parted the darkness from his track, and the sentinels could not endure his glory; they fell as dead men to the earth. Suppose that Jesus had come in the glory of an angel, His brightness would have extinguished the feeble life of mortal men.

    For our sake Jesus emptied Himself of His glory; He clothed His divinity with humanity that He might touch humanity, that His personal presence might be among us, that we might know that He was acquainted with all our trials, and sympathized with our grief, that every son and daughter of Adam might understand that Jesus is the friend of sinners (The Signs of the Times, April 18, 1892).

    Not Angelic but Human Nature—The Lord Jesus has made a great sacrifice in order to meet man where he is. He took not on Him the nature of angels. He did not come to save angels. It is the seed of Abraham that He is helping. “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Christ helps humanity by taking human nature (Letter 97, 1898).

    17 (Philippians 2:7, 8Colossians 2:101:4; see EGW comment on Hebrews 4:14-16). Christ Took Humanity Into Himself—By His obedience to all the commandments of God, Christ wrought out a redemption for man. This was not done by going OUT of Himself to another, but by taking humanity INTO Himself. Thus Christ gave to humanity an existence out of Himself. To bring humanity into Christ, to bring the fallen race into oneness with divinity, is the work of redemption. Christ took human nature that men might be one with Him as He is one with the Father, that God may love man as He loves His only-begotten Son, that men may be partakers of the divine nature, and be complete in Him (The Review and Herald, April 5, 1906).

    18 (chs. 4:155:7, 8John 14:30; see EGW comment on Matthew 4:1-111 John 2:1). The Refined Sensibilities of Jesus—Would that we could comprehend the significance of the words, Christ “suffered being tempted.” While He was free from the taint of sin, the refined sensibilities of His holy nature rendered contact with evil unspeakably painful to Him. Yet with human nature upon Him, He met the archapostate face to face, and single-handed withstood the foe of His throne. Not even by a thought could Christ 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.” The storms of temptation burst upon Him, but they could not cause Him to swerve from His allegiance to God (The Review and Herald, November 8, 1887).

    Jesus Not Pulled or Crowded Into Sin—Have we forgotten that Jesus, the Majesty of heaven, suffered being tempted? Jesus did not allow the enemy to pull Him into the mire of unbelief, or crowd Him into the mire of despondency and despair. But many poor souls are feeble in moral power because they do not do the words of Christ (Letter 43, 1892).

    Power Assured for the Children of Faith—Christ in the weakness of humanity was to meet the temptations of one possessing the powers of the higher nature that God had bestowed on the angelic family. But Christ’s humanity was united with divinity, and in this strength He would bear all the temptations that Satan could bring against Him, and yet keep His soul untainted by sin. And this power to overcome He would give to every son and daughter of Adam who would accept by faith the righteous attributes of His character (The Review and Herald, January 28, 1909).


    Remember Paul Harvey? Here is a short broadcast, predicting what is our world today...listen to it here: When you listen to it, remember the commentary was broadcast 47 years ago.... April 3, 1965. It's short... less than 3 minutes. http://youtu.be/H3Az0okaHig

    The Hierarchy of Authority in Heaven before the Fall of Lucifer:

    1

    God: the only God and Father of All

    Said the angel, "Think ye that the Father yielded up His dearly beloved Son without a struggle? No, no. It was even a struggle with the God of heaven, whether to let guilty man perish, or to give His beloved Son to die for him." Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 63–65

    John 17:3 (KJV) "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."

    John 17:3 Amplified Bible (AMP) "And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent."

    Jeremiah 9:24 (KJV) "But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD."

    Jeremiah 9:24 Amplified Bible (AMP) "But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord."


    "Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:17. "But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him." 1 Corinthians 8:6 

    "He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath 
    BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9

    2 John 1:9 Amplified Bible (AMP) "Anyone who runs on ahead [of God] and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ [who is not content with what He taught] does not have God; but he who continues to live in the doctrine (teaching) of Christ [does have God], he has 
    both the Father and the Son."

    2

    Jesus, the Son of God


    It was a difficult task for the Prince of life to carry out the plan which He had undertaken for the salvation of man, in clothing His divinity with humanity. He had received honor in the heavenly courts, and was familiar with absolute power. It was as difficult for Him to keep the level of humanity as for men to rise above the low level of their depraved natures and be partakers of the divine nature.

    —"Christ alone was able to represent the Deity. He who had been in the presence of the Father from the beginning, He who was the express image of the invisible God, was alone sufficient to accomplish this work. No verbal description could reveal God to the world. Through a life of purity, a life of perfect trust and submission to the will of God, a life of humiliation such as even the highest seraph in heaven would have shrunk from, God Himself must be revealed to humanity. In order to do this, our Saviour clothed His divinity with humanity. He employed the human faculties, for only by adopting these could He be comprehended by humanity. Only humanity could reach humanity. He lived out the character of God through the human body which God had prepared for Him. He blessed the world by living out in human flesh the life of God, thus showing that He had the power to unite humanity to divinity (The Review and Herald, June 25, 1895). 

    Christ Met Man as ManLeaving the royal courts of heaven Christ came to our world to represent the character of His Father, and thus help humanity to return to their loyalty. The image of Satan was upon men, and Christ came that He might bring to them moral power and efficiency. He came as a helpless babe, bearing the humanity we bear. “As the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same.” He could not come in the form of an angel; for unless He met man as man, and testified by His connection with God that divine power was NOT given to Him in a different way to what it will be given to us, He could not be a perfect example for us. He came in humility, in order that the humblest being upon the face of the earth could have no excuse because of his poverty, or ignorance, and say, Because of these things, I cannot obey the law of Jehovah. Christ clothed His divinity with humanity, that humanity might touch humanity; that He might live with humanity and bear all the trials and afflictions of man. He was tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin. In His humanity He understood all the temptations that will come to man (Manuscript 21, 1895).

    Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over to me by My Father..."

    "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all." 1 Cor 15:28

    John 10:33 "We are not stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God." All those who believe Jesus is truly the Son of God today will be persecuted and "stoned" or killed for their beliefs...soon... Do you "know" for sure what you believe and why? Are you ready to die for your beliefs?

    John 5:18 For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, (according to the Jews) but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
    John 10:24 The Jews gathered around him, saying, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."
    John 10:32 but Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?"
    John 19:7 The Jews insisted, "We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God."
    Philippians 2:6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality (equality=alike, united, together) with God something to be grasped,
    1Cor 15:28 "The Son of God was next in authority to the great Lawgiver. He knew that His life alone could be sufficient to ransom fallen man." --Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2, page 9, also in Lift Him Up, page 24

    Is Jesus God? The answer of course is "Yes".

    God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the counsels of God are opened to His Son. 8T 268

    1 Corinthians 8:5 "For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)"

    But does Jesus have a God & Father?

    1.) The testimony of the Apostles says yes; 1Pet 1:3, Eph 1:3, 2Cor 11:31

    2.) The testimony of Jesus says yes; Jn 20:17, Rev 3:12, Isa 49:4-5

    3.)  The testimony of God the Father says yes; Heb 1:9  

    Here we see perfect harmony from the Apostles to Jesus and the Father, all testifying that Jesus has a God and Father.

    Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over to me by My Father..."

    Jesus has been made a God by His God and Father to be our bond, our surety, our redeemer, he has paid the price of our sin their (God and Jesus) great plan of Salvation. After this plan has been completed, Jesus will give His authority back to His Father. See 1Cor 15:28, which deals with, after the plan of salvation is over.

    "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all." 1 Cor 15:28 

    “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye believe in God, believe ALSO in me!”—John 14:1

    God has made His Son equal with Him -surety or a bond for fallen mankind- so Jesus has been MADE a mighty God, not made into His Father, the supreme sovereign GOD over all, but a God equal with Himself, until this great plan of Salvation is over.  1 Corinthians 8:5 "For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)" Then Jesus will give BACK His authority as stated in  "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all." 1 Cor 15:28  

    This is a special JOB, (redeeming mankind or reconciling mankind back to His Father from Satan) God has given His Son, and His Son was in agreement and even volunteered for the JOB and even pleaded with His Father for this JOB. We (redeemed mankind) are part of Jesus inheritance, given to Jesus by His Father & supreme, Sovereign GOD of ALL. 

    Jesus says in John 20:17 (KJV) “Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to MY God and your God.'"

    3

    Lucifer, Satan
    "The angels ... offered to become a sacrifice for man. But an angel’s life could not pay the debt; only He who created man had power to redeem him. Yet the angels were to have a part to act in the plan of redemption. Christ was to be made “a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death.” Hebrews 2:9. As He should take human nature upon Him, His strength would not be equal to theirs, and they were to minister to Him, to strengthen and soothe Him under His sufferings. They were also to be ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who should be heirs of salvation. They would guard the subjects of grace from the power of evil angels, and from the darkness constantly thrown around them by Satan." THE FAITH I LIVE BY, PAGE 79

    "Satan's position in heaven had been next to the Son of God. He was first among the angels." {1SM 341.4} Speaking of Satan, our Lord says that "he abode not in the truth." He was once the covering cherub, glorious in beauty and holiness. He was next to Christ in exaltation and character. It was with Satan that self-exaltation had its origin. He became jealous of Christ, and falsely accused him, and then laid blame upon the Father. He was envious of the position that was held by Christ and the Father, and he turned from his allegiance to the Commander of heaven and lost his high and holy estate. {RH, October 22, 1895 par. 1}

    The Hierarchy of Authority in Heaven after the Fall of Lucifer: 

    1

    God, the God & Father of Jesus and ALL

    "Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:17. "But to us there is but one God, the Fatherof whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him." 1 Corinthians 8:6

    2

    Jesus Christ, the Son of God

    Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over to me by My Father..."

    Standing in our place, "The Saviour could NOT see through the portals of the tomb. The Desire of Ages, p. 753


    "Notwithstanding that the sins of a guilty world were laid upon Christ, notwithstanding the humiliation of taking upon Himself our fallen nature, the voice from heaven declared Him to be the Son of the Eternal" – The Desire of Ages, p. 112.

    "The Son of God was next in authority to the great Lawgiver. He knew that His life alone could be sufficient to ransom fallen man." --Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2, page 9, also in Lift Him Up, page 24

    3

    Gabriel, took Lucifer’s place

    "It was Gabriel, the angel next in rank to the Son of God, who came with the divine message to Daniel." Desire of Ages, p. 234.2

    Gabriel took the job or place in authority after Lucifer. Satan sinned by wanting to be like the Most High. Satan wanted to be worshiped as God even before this world was created. He still wants to be worshiped today. He has set himself up as God declaring that he is God.

    The Desire of Ages, page 99, which says, "And to John the angel [Gabriel] de­clared, 'I am a fellow servant with thee and with thy brethren the prophets.' Rev. 22:9,

    The last glimpse given us of Gabriel in the writings of the Spirit of Prophecy is found in the description of Christ's corona­tion at the end of the great controversy:

    Satan seems paralyzed as he beholds the glory and majesty of Christ. He who was once a covering cherub remembers whence he has fallen. A shin­ing seraph, "son of the morning;" how changed, how degraded! From the council where once he was honored, he is forever excluded. He sees another now standing near to the Father, veiling His glory. He has seen the crown placed upon the head of Christ by an angel of lofty stature and majestic presence, and he knows that the exalted position of this angel might have been his.—The Great Con­troversy, p. 669.

    Two additional facts may be gleaned from this statement:

    Gabriel is a seraph.

    He is the angel who places the crown on Christ's head in the coronation scene.

    4

    Humanity – Jesus’ inheritance

    It is Christ and Him crucified, and the Christ in me will respond to the Christ in you. Here is the Bible and the truth, and we must come to the platform of eternal truth and seek to be partakers of the Divine nature, and then the true light will come into this nation.--Ms 83, 1886, pp. 8, 9. (Sermon, September, 1886.)

    Christ Took Our Place in the Universe—Under the mighty impulse of His love, He took our place in the universe, and invited the Ruler of all things to treat Him as a representative of the human family.  He identified Himself with our interests, bared His breast for the stroke of death, took man’s guilt and its penalty, and offered in man’s behalf a complete sacrifice to God. By virtue of this atonement, He has power to offer to man perfect righteousness and full salvation. Whosoever shall believe on Him as a personal Saviour shall not perish, but have everlasting life (The Review and Herald, April 18, 1893). 

    S.D.A. BIBLE COMMENTARY VOL. 7, PAGE 925


    If you possess kindness and tenderness of soul for everyone around you, if you esteem others better than yourself--if you just pattern after Jesus--you will have an influence.

    When we neglect or mistreat any child of God (our own body and our neighbors body=physically or mentally or anything we eat, think, say or do) we do it to Christ Himself.

    Before the creation of man, angels were in existence; for when the foundations of the earth were laid, “the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.” [Job 38:7.]. After the fall of man, angels were sent to guard the tree of life, and this before a human being had died. Angels are in nature superior to men. For the psalmist says that man was made “a little lower than the angels.” [Psalm 8:5.]  Counsels on Health, p. 105.1

    God was to be manifest in Christ, His Son, "reconciling the world unto Himself." 2 Corinthians 5:19. Man had become so degraded by sin that it was impossible for him, in himself, to come into harmony with Him whose nature is purity and goodness. But Christ, after having redeemed man from the condemnation of the law, could impart divine power, to unite with human effort. Thus by repentance toward God and faith in Christ, the fallen children of Adam might once more become "sons of God." 1 John 3:2.

    Because of Sin, Jesus is our ONLY mediator between God and mankind. Jesus came to show us how His Father loves us and how to be like Him.

    Jesus was revealing to men the character of God. (Let this mind be in you, which was in Christ Jesus) He was breaking Satan's power, and setting his captives free. New life and love and power from heaven were moving upon the hearts of men, and the prince of evil was aroused to contend for the supremacy of his kingdom. Satan summoned all his forces, and at every step contested the work of Christ.


    "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you!
    for so did their fathers to the FALSE prophets." Luke 6:26

     I like how A. T. Jones put it, and think he expressed it really well.

    Now as to Christ's not having "like passions" with us:  In the Scriptures all the way through He is like us and with us according to the flesh.  He is the seed of David according to the flesh.  He was made in the likeness of sinful flesh.  Don't go too far.  He was made in the likeness of sinful flesh, not in the likeness of sinful mind.  Do not drag His mind into it. His flesh was our flesh, but the mind was "the mind of Christ Jesus." Therefore it is written:  "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus."  If He had taken our mind, how, then, could we ever have been exhorted to "let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus?"  It would have been so already.  But what kind of mind is ours?  O, it is corrupted with sin also.  Look at ourselves in the second chapter of Ephesians, beginning with the first verse and reading to the third, but the third verse is the one that has this particular point in it:

    Now I refer you also to page 191 of the Bulletin, to the lessons we studied on the destruction of that enmity.  We studied there where the enmity came from, you remember--how it got into this world--the ground is covered in this that I have just read.  Adam had the mind of Jesus Christ in the garden; he had the divine mind--the divine and the human were united, sinlessly.  Satan came in and offered his inducements through the appetite, through the flesh.  Adam and Eve forsook the mind of Jesus Christ, the mind of God that was in them, and accepted the suggestions and the leadings of this other mind.  Thus they were enslaved to that and so are we all.  Now Jesus Christ comes into the world, taking our flesh, and in His sufferings and temptations in the wilderness He fights the battle upon the point of appetite.

    1895 General Conference Bulletin. A. T. Jones Sermons NO. 17. Paragraph 1, 2He sent out the twelve apostles, and afterward the seventy, to preach the gospel (Glad Tidings) to the people, and He gave them power alsoto heal the sick and to cast out devils in His name. Thus should the Lord's messengers enter His work today. Today the message comes to us: As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you. And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit.” John 20:21-22. 


    These all continued with One accord in prayer (worship) and supplication (petition, request), with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus (Yehushua), and with His brethren. . . . .And when the day of Pentecost (the feast of Weeks, ref: Leviticus 23:15-17)was fully come, they were all with One accord in one place.

    And suddenly (ref: Malachi 3:1-3) there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind (ref: John 3:8), and It filled all the house where they were sitting . . . . And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit !”   Acts 1:14 & 2:1-4

    Satan will invent every possible scheme to separate those whom God is seeking to make One. But we must not be misled by his devices. If the medical missionary 
    work is carried on as a part of the gospel, worldlings will see the good that is being done; they will be convicted of its genuineness and will give it their support.

    We are nearing the end of this earth's history, and God calls upon all to lift the standard bearing the inscription: “Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” He calls upon His people to work in perfect harmony.

    “Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth ?” Luke 18:8

    Note: Is it possible that each and every healing, every deliverance from Satan’s power, every miracle, every captive that was set free, and every work of righteousness, which the apostles of our Lord (Adoni - Sovereign King) did, was done by faith ? And if so, then how do we also receive this faith of the saints ?

    Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of Almighty GOD!” Romans 10:17

    Note: As the Latter Rain of the Holy Spirit is pour out upon this world . . . for the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life . . . . will each of us have the faith to take GOD at His Word and do those works which glorify His holy name ?

    And what shall I more say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets (those who spoke under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit). Who through faithsubdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained Promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Quenched the violence of fire (ref: Isaiah 43:2), escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed (grew) valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

    Women received their dead raised to life again (ref: I Kings 17:9-24, II Kings 4:8-37 & Luke 7:11-16): and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection !”     Hebrews 11:32-35

    He calls upon those engaged in our medical work to unite with the ministry; He calls upon the ministry to co-operate with the medical missionary workers; and He calls upon the church (congregation) to take up their appointed duty, holding up the standard of true reform in their own territory, leaving the trained and experienced workers to press on into new fields.No word is to be spoken to discourage any, for this grieves the heart of Christ and greatly pleases the 
    adversary (Satan).

    All need to be baptized with the Holy Spirit;all should refrain from censuring and disparaging remarks, and draw near to Christ, that they may appreciate the heavy responsibilities which the co-workers with Him are carrying. “Press together; press together,” are the words of our Divine Instructor. Unity is strength; disunion is weakness and defeat. - 6 Testimonies p.292

    He sent out the twelve apostles, and afterward the seventy, to preach the gospel to the people,and He gave them power also to heal the sick and to cast out devils in His name. Thus should the Lord's messengers enter His work today ! Today the message comes to us: “As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you. And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit.” John 20:21-22.

    Satan will go to the extent of his power to harass, tempt, and mislead God's people. He who dared to face, and tempt, and taunt our Lord (Jesus Christ), and who had power to take Him in his arms and carry Him to a pinnacle of the temple, and up into an exceedingly high mountain, will exercise his power to a wonderful degree upon the present generationwho are far inferior in wisdom to their Lord, and who are almost wholly ignorant of Satan's subtlety and strength.
     
    In a marvelous manner will he affect the bodies of those who are naturally inclined to do his bidding. Satan exults that he is regarded as a fiction. When he is made light of, and represented by some childish illustration, or as some animal, it suits him well. He is thought so inferior that the minds of men are wholly unprepared for his wisely laid plans, and he almost always succeeds well.

    If his power and subtlety were understood, many would be prepared to successfully resist him. All should understand that Satan was once an exalted angel. His rebellion shut him out of heaven, but did not destroy his powers and make him a beast. Since his fall he has turned his mighty strength against the government of heaven. He has been growing more artful, and has learned the most successful manner in which to come to the children of men with his temptations.” - 1 Testimonies p.342

    “Fallen man is Satan's lawful captive. The mission of Christ was to rescue him from the power of His great adversary. Man is naturally inclined to follow Satan's suggestions, and he cannot successfully resist so terrible a foe unless Christ, the mighty Conqueror, dwells in him, guiding his desires, and giving him strength. God alone can limit the power of Satan. He is going to and fro in the earth, and walking up and down in it. He is not off his watch for a single moment, through fear of losing an opportunity to destroy souls. It is important that God's people understand this, that they may escape his snares. Satan is preparing his deceptions, that in his last campaign against the people of God they may not understandthat it is he . . . .” - 1 Testimonies p.341

    “The period of Christ's personal ministry among men was the time of greatest activity for the forces of the kingdom of darkness. For ages Satan with his evil angels had been seeking to control the bodies and the souls of men, to bring upon them sin and suffering; then he had charged all this misery upon God.

    Jesus was revealing to men the character of God
    . (Let this mind be in you, which was in Christ Jesus) He was breaking Satan's power, and setting his captives free. New life and love and power from heaven were moving upon the hearts of men, and the prince of evil was aroused to contend for the supremacy of his kingdom. Satan summoned all his forces, and at every step contested the work of Christ.

    So it will be in the great final conflict of the controversy between righteousness and sin. While new life and light and power are descending from on high upon the disciples of Christ, a new life is springing up from beneath, and energizing the agencies of Satan. Intensity is taking possession of every earthly element. With a subtlety gained through centuries of conflict, the prince of evil works under a disguise. He appears clothed as an angel of light, and multitudes are “giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” I Timothy 4:1

    In the days of Christ the leaders and teachers of Israel were powerless to resist the work of Satan. They were neglecting the only means by which they could have withstood evil spirits. It was by the Word of God that Christ overcame the wicked one ! . . .

    When once the restraints of God's Word and His Spirit are rejected, no man knows to what depths of degradation he may sink. Secret sin or master passion may hold him a captive as helpless as was the demoniac of Capernaum. Yet his condition is not hopeless !

    The means by which we can overcome the wicked one is that by which Christ overcame
    ,-- the power of the Word
    God does not control our minds without our consent; but if we desire to know and to do His will, His Promises are ours: “Ye shall know the Truth . . . Thy Word is Truth . . .  and the Truth shall make you free.” “If any man willeth to do His will, he shall know of the teaching.” 
    John 8:32; 7:17 & 17:17

    Through faith in these Promises, every man may be delivered from the snares of error and the control of sin . . . .” Desire of Ages p. 258-259

    They should entreat those who have had a religious experience, and who have faith in the Promises of Godto plead with the mighty Deliverer in their behalfIt will be a close conflict (a battle). Satan will reinforce his evil angels who have controlled these persons; but if the saints of God with deep humility fast and pray, their prayers will prevail ! Jesus will commission holy angels to resist Satan, and he will be driven back and his power broken from off the afflicted ones. “And He said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” Mark 9:29.                                                                          - 1 Testimonies p.343
    “. . . I saw evil angels contending for souls, and angels of God resisting them. The conflict was severe. Evil angels were corrupting the atmosphere with their poisonous influence, and crowding about these souls to stupefy their sensibilities. Holy angels were anxiously watching and waiting to drive back Satan's host. But it is not the work of good angels to control the minds of men against their willIf they yield to the enemy, and make no effort to resist him, then the angels of God can do but little more than hold in check the host of Satan, that they shall not destroy, until further Light be given to those in peril, to move them to arouse and look to heaven 
    for Help. Jesus will not commission holy angels to extricate those who make no effort to help themselves.

    If Satan sees that he is in danger of losing one soul, he will exert himself to the utmost to keep that one. And when the individual is aroused to his danger, and, with distress and fervor, looks to Jesus for strength, Satan fears that he will lose a captive, and he calls a reinforcement of his angels to hedge in the poor soul, and form a wall of darkness (doubt, fear and unbelief) around him, that heaven's Light may not reach him. 

    Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path !” Psalm 119:105

    "Arise and shine, for thy Light is come; and the glory of the LORD (Yehuwah) is risen upon thee "   Isaiah 60:1
     
    "For if our gospel (Glad Tidings) be hidit is hid to them who are lost, in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of which believe not, lest the Light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image (exact likeness) of GOD, should shine unto them . . . . For GOD (Yehuwah) Who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give
    the light (revealing) of the knowledge (knowing) of the glory of GOD in the face of Jesus Christ(Yehushua ha Moshiac) !" II Corinthians 4:3-6

    But if the one in danger perseveres, and in his helplessness casts himself upon the merits (worthiness) of the blood of Christour Saviour listens to the earnest prayer of faith, and sends a reinforcement of those angels that excel in strength to deliver him.

    Satan cannot endure to have his powerful rival appealed to, for he fears and trembles before His strength and majesty. At the sound of fervent prayer, Satan's whole host trembles. He continues to call legions of evil angels to accomplish his object. And when angels, all-powerfulclothed with the armory of heaven, come to the help of the fainting, pursued soul, Satan and his host fall back, well knowing that their battle is lost. The willing subjects of Satan are faithful, active, and united in one object. And although they hate and war with one another, yet they improve every opportunity to advance their common interest. But the great Commander in heaven and earth has limited Satan's power. - 1 Testimonies p.345 

    Some, I was shown, gratify their curiosity and tamper with the devil. They have no real faith in spiritualism and would start back with horror at the idea of being 
    mediums. Yet they venture and place themselves in a position where Satan can exercise his power upon them. Such do not mean to enter deep into this work, but they know not what they are doing. They are venturing on the devil's ground and are tempting him to control them. This powerful destroyer considers them his lawful prey and exercises his power upon them, and that against their will. When they wish to control themselves they cannot. They yielded their minds to Satan, and he will not release his claims, but holds them captive. No power can deliver the ensnared soul but the power of God in answer to the earnest prayers of His faithful followers.” - 1 Testimonies p299  

    Jesus did not consider heaven a place to be desired while we were lost. He left the heavenly courts for a life of reproach and insult, and a death of shame. 
    He Who was rich in heaven's priceless Treasure became poor, that through His poverty we might be rich. We are to follow in the path He trod !

    The eyes of your understanding being enlightenedthat ye may know (by experience) what is the hope of His callingand what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His Mighty powerWhich he wrought in Christwhen He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His Own right hand in the heavens ! . . .”    Ephesians 1:17-21

    And “that He would grant youaccording to the riches of His Gloryto be strengthened with mightby His Spirit in the inner man. That Christ (The Anointed One, the Anointing) may dwell in your hearts by faith 
    . . . .”     Ephesians 3:16

    Strengthened with all mightaccording to His glorious power, unto all patience, and longsuffering with joyfulness. Giving thanks unto The Father . . . enter His courts with praise and thanksgiving . . . which hath made us meet (worthy - through the merits of Christ Jesus) to be partakers of the Inheritance of the saints in Light !” Colossians 1:11-12 & Psalm 100:4

    To whom GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah Elohim) would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the Hope of glory !” Colossians 1:27

    He who becomes a child of God should henceforth look upon himself as a link in the chain let down to save the world, one with Christ in His plan of mercy, 
    going forth with Him to seek and save the lost.

    Many feel that it would be a great privilege to visit the scenes of Christ's life on earth, to walk where He trod, to look upon the lake beside which He loved to teach, and the hills and valleys on which His eyes so often rested. But we need not go to Nazareth, to Capernaum, or to Bethany, in order to walk in the steps of Jesus. We shall find His footprints beside the sickbed, in the hovels of poverty, in the crowded alleys of the great cities, and in every place where there are human hearts in need of consolation.

    We are to feed the hungry
    , clothe the naked, and comfort the suffering and afflicted. We are to minister to the despairing, and to inspire hope in the hopeless. 
    The love of Christ, manifested in unselfish ministry (service), will be more effective in reforming the evildoer than will the sword or the court of justice . . . .

    The missionary can not only relieve physical maladies, but he can lead the sinner to the Great Physician, Who can cleanse the soul from the leprosy of sin.

    Through His servants, God designs that the sick, the unfortunate, andthose possessed of evil spirits shall hear His Voice

    Through His human agencies He desires to be a Comforter such as the world knows not. - Ministry of Healing p.105-106

    Christ was strong to save the whole world. He wanted all ! He could not endure the thought that one should be lost. He wept at the grave of Lazarus, that He could not save every one whom Satan's power had laid low in death. He had given Himself a ransom for many, even all who would avail themselves of the privilege of coming back to their loyalty to GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah). John, pointing to Him, had said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world !” John 1:29.

    And in all this conflict with the powers of evil, there was ever before Christ the darkened shadow into which He Himself must enter. Ever before Him was the price 
    which He must pay for the ransom of these souls.

    As He witnessed the sufferings of the human race, He knew that He must bear a greater pain, mingled with mockery; that He must suffer the greatest humiliation. When He raised Lazarus from the dead, He knew that for that life He must pay the ransom on the cross of CalvaryEvery rescue made was to cause Him the deepest humiliation. He was to taste death for every man . . . !” - Youth Instructor, December 29, 1898

    In all their affliction, He was afflictedand the Angel of His Presence (Face, Countenance, Shewbread) saved them. In His love and in His pity He redeemed 
    them
    and He bare them, and carried them all the days of old !” Isaiah 63:9

    For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) in Him !”II Corinthians 5:21

    For it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: when Thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed(children), He shall prolong His days . . . . He shall see the travail of His soul, and be satisfied . . . !”

    Isaiah 53:10-11.
    “We must humble self, today, tomorrow, and constantly. With a willing, sanctified heart (set apart from the world for a holy purpose), we must cooperate with God. 
    We are living in the time when Satan has come down in great power. He is walking about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

    But the Lord is ready to take away the sin that hinders us from yoking up with Christ. If we wear the yoke of Christ (are joined unto Him), He will be our Immanuel, - “God with us” supplying every weakness with His strength, every inefficiency with His power and success. But if we take glory to ourselves, He removes His excellency (His glory) from us, and we no longer ride prosperously.

    Take up the stones
    , (break up the fallow ground - ref: Jeremiah 4:3 & Hosea 10:12) remove the rubbish from your hearts. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh 
    away the sin of the world. God's servants need constantly to lay hold with one hand of souls ready to perish, while with the hand of faith they lay hold of the throne of God.

    Souls possessed with evil spirits will present themselves before us. We must cultivate the spirit of earnest prayer, mingled with genuine faith to save them from ruin, and this will confirm our faith. God designs that the sick, the unfortunate, those possessed with evil spiritsshall hear His Voice through us. Through his human agents he desires to be a Comforter such as the world has never before seen. His Words are to be voiced by his followers: “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye believe in God, believe also in Me !” Spaulding Magan Collection p.89



    May the LORD (Yehuwah) bless each of us and our families with the gift of knowing Him personally, and in knowing His great love for us, and all those perishing around us. And may we with the apostle Paul know Him, and the power of His might in our lives, to seek and to save those who are yet lost !


    I

    Partly weak and partly strong

    “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men, but they shall not be united, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings, shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed.” Daniel 2:43, 44


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    A “Thus saith the Lord” is not to be set aside for a “Thus saith the church” or a “Thus saith the state.” Acts of the Apostles, page 69.

    John 17:3 "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."

    A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service. It is the only real safeguard against temptation. It is this alone that can make us like God in character. [MH 409]

    He who touches you touches the apple of his eye.
    Zechariah  2:8  RSV

    In the jostle and complexity of modern life it is easy to be deeply hurt or to cause pain to someone else, sometimes unintentionally, but often with a he-deserves-it attitude.  We take our frustrations out on those we love the most.  How God must cringe at our sarcastic barbs, our loaded slams, which in reality stem from envious and jealous hearts.  These acts wound Him who is infinite love.

    How can we, in the spirit of Christ, handle these deep hurts when they come our way, without becoming bitter, resentful, or calloused?  Here is another practical suggestion my typist shared with me from Thought From the Mount of Blessing page 71:

    "The Father's presence encircles Christ, and nothing befell Him but that which infinite love permitted for the blessing of the world."  As she read this, she thought, So that explains why Christ could take so much.  I could too if - and then she continued reading:  "Here was His source of comfort, and it is for us.  He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ.  The blow that is aimed at him falls upon the Saviour, who surrounds him with His presence.  Whatever comes to him comes from Christ.  He has no need to resist evil, for Christ is his defense.  Nothing can touch him except by our Lord's permission."  She told how she woke up as if from a dream.  She read it over and over, using "me" in place of "him."  "The blow that is aimed at me falls upon my Saviour."  All at once she grasped how this could work in her own life.  And it did.  The more she used it the more excited she became - she had found Christ's secret of serenity in trial!  All she had to do was be sure she was abiding in Christ, that her relationship with Him was intact.  Now when someone figuratively "beats" her, she is able to counter it in a safe way:  "Lord, here is an opportunity to reflect Your image.  Please help me not to fail and become defensive.  You are my defense.  You are actually surrounding me!  He thinks he's hurting me, Lord, but he doesn't know the blow is really falling on You and isn't even touching me!  Thank You, Jesus."


    “We can 
    receive of heaven's light only as we are willing to be emptied of self.” Desire of Ages, 181 (1898)

    “The reason many in this age of the world make no greater advancement in the divine life is because they interpret the will of God to be just what they will to do. While following their own desires, they flatter themselves that they are conforming to God's will. They are sincere and earnest, but grow weary of protracted effort, of daily death, of ceaseless turmoil. Indolence seems inviting, death to self repulsive; and they close their drowsy eyes and fall under the power of temptation instead of resisting it.” AA 565 (1911)

    "There is only one way of being delivered from this life of self. We must follow Christ, set our hearts upon Him, listen to His teachings, give ourselves up every day, that He may be all to us. By the power of Christ, the denial of self will be a blessed, unceasing reality. Never for one hour do I expect the Christian to reach a stage at which he can say, “I have no self to deny.” Never for one moment will he be able to say, “I do not need to deny self.” No, this fellowship with the cross of Christ will be an unceasing denial of self every hour and every moment by the grace of God."—Author Unknown

    “The Father's presence encircled Christ, and nothing befell Him but that which infinite love permitted for the blessing of the world. Here was His source of comfort, and it is for us. He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ. The blow that is aimed at him falls upon the Saviour, who surrounds him with His presence. Whatever comes to him comes from Christ. He has no need to resist evil, for Christ is his defense. Nothing can touch him except by our Lord's permission, and "all things" that are permitted "work together for good to them that love God." Romans 8:28. MB 71

    “The new birth is a rare experience in this age of the world. This is the reason why there are so many perplexities in the churches. Many, so many, who assume the name of Christ are unsanctified and unholy. They have been baptized, but they were buried alive. Self did not die, and therefore they did not rise to newness of life in Christ.” BC Vol. 6, 1075

    Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. Joel 1:15.
    The prophecies which the great I AM has given in His word, uniting link after link in the chain of events, from eternity in the past to eternity in the future, tell us where we are today in the procession of the ages, and what may be expected in the time to come. All that prophecy has foretold as coming to pass, until the present time, has been traced on the pages of history, and we may be assured that all which is yet to come will be fulfilled in its order.

    Today the signs of the times declare that we are standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. Everything in our world is in agitation. Before our eyes is fulfilling the Saviour’s prophecy of the events to precede His coming: “Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars.... Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”

    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 relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they recognize that something great and decisive is about to take place—that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.

    The Bible, and the Bible only, gives a correct view of these things. Here are revealed the great final scenes in the history of our world, ... the sound of their approach causing the earth to tremble and men’s hearts to fail them for fear.

    Today men and nations are being tested by the plummet in the hand of Him who makes no mistake. All are by their own choice deciding their destiny, and God is overruling all for the accomplishment of His purposes.

    Christians should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise, and this preparation they should make by diligently studying the word of God and striving to conform their lives to its precepts.

    The Presence of Christ !

    Jesus is soon coming ! And our position should be that of waiting and watching for His appearing. We should not allow anything to come in between us and Jesus (Yehushua). We must learn here to sing the song of heaven, so that when our warfare is over we can join in the song of the heavenly angels in the city of GOD.

    What is that song? It is praise, and honor, and glory unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

    If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) !” Colossians 3:1

    We shall meet opposition; we shall be hated of all men for Christ's sake, and by Satan, because he knows that there is with the followers of Christ a Divine power, which will undermine his influence. We cannot escape repr-oach. It will come; but we should be very careful that we are not reproached for our own sins and follies, but for Christ's sake.

    We should not allow our time 
    to be so occupied with things of a temporal nature, or even with matters pertaining to the cause of God, that we shall pass on day after day without pressing close to the bleeding side of Jesus. We want to commune with Him daily. We are exhorted to fight the good fight of faith. It will be a hard 
    battle to maintain a life of earnest faith; but if we cast ourselves wholly upon Christ, with a settled determination to cleave only to Him, we shall be able to repulse the 
    enemy, and gain a glorious victory.

    The apostle Paul exhorts us, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.” Again he says, “Now (for) the just shall live by faith.” ref: Hebrews 10:35, Romans 1:16-17.

    As you go to your homes, be sure that you do not leave Jesus behind. You remember how, when He was twelve years old, his parents took Him with them up to Jerusalem to attend the Passover. But in returning with the crowd, they allowed their attention to be so engrossed with talking and visiting that they entirely neglected their sacred trust, and Jesus was left behind. For an entire day He was not brought to mind by those who should not have forgotten Him for a moment.

    By only one day's neglect 
    they lost Jesus from their company; but it cost them three days of anxious search to find him. So with Christians; if they become careless, and neglect to watch and pray; they may in one day lose Christ, but it may take many days of anxious, sorrowful search to find him, and to regain the Peace of mind which was lost by vain talkingor neglect of prayer. When Christians associate together, there is need of care-fulness in all their words and actions, lest Jesus be forgotten, and they pass along unmindful of the fact that He is not among them.

    When men are careless of the Saviour's Presence, and in their conversation make no reference to Him in Whom they profess that their hopes of Eternal Life are centered, Jesus is not in their company, and the holy angels are grieved from their presence. These pure and heavenly beings cannot remain where the Presence of Jesus 
    is not desired and encouraged, and where His absence is not marked. They are not attracted to the crowd where minds are diverted from heavenly things.

    For this reason, great mourning, grief, and discouragement exist among the professed followers of Christ. By neglect of meditation, watchfulness, and prayer, they lose all that is valuable.

    The Divine rays of Light 
    emanating from Jesus are not with them, cheering them with their holy, elevating influence. They are enshrouded in gloom, because their careless, irreverent spirit has separated Jesus from their company, and driven from them the ministering angels.

    Many attend religious meetings, receive instruction from the servants of God, and are greatly refreshed and blessed; and yet, because they do not feel the necessity of praying and watching thereunto on the homeward journey, they return to their homes no better than when they left them. As they realize their loss, they frequently feel inclined to complain of others, or to murmur against God, but do not reproach themselves as the cause of their own darkness and sufferings of mind. These should not reflect upon others. The fault is in themselves; they talked, jested, and visited until they grieved away the heavenly Guest, and they have only themselves to blame.

    It is the privilege of all to retain Jesus with them. If they do this, their words must be selectseasoned with grace, and the thoughts of their hearts must be disciplined (practiced) to dwell upon heavenly things. "Ask and ye shall receive !" "Let this mind be in you, that was in Christ Jesus !" ref: Mattew 21:22 & Philippians 2:5.

    We have had great Light
     and privileges at these meetings, and now let us retain the impressions that have been made upon our hearts. When we feel the least inclined to commune with Jesus, let us pray the most. By so doing we shall break Satan's snare, the clouds of darkness will disappear, and we shall realize the sweet Presence of Jesus.

    Let us here resolve that we will not sin against God with our lips, that we will never speak in a light and trifling manner, that we will never murmur or complain at the Providence (Divine guidance and care) of God, and that we will not become accusers of our brethren. We cannot always hinder the thoughts that come as temptationsbut we can resist the enemy so that we shall not utter them. The adversary of souls is not permitted to read the thoughts of men; but he is a keen observer, and he marks the words and actions, and skillfully adapts his temptations accordingly. If all would labor to repress sinful thoughts and feelings, giving them no expression in words or acts, Satan would be defeated; for he would not know how to prepare his specious temptations to meet their cases.

    Oh that the vail could be parted for a moment, and you could see the interest that all heaven takes in the human race! God and heavenly angels are anxiously waiting to see if we will not cleanse ourselves from all sin. Of the redeemed it is said, the Lamb shall lead them to “Living Fountains of Waters;” and they shall walk in the beams of a sunless day; for Christ is the Light of the city of God. ref: Revelation 7:17.

    We want to get in the habit of talking of heaven, beautiful heaven. Talk of that Life which will continue as long as God shall live, and then you will forget your little trials and difficulties. Let the mind be attracted to God. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.” I Corinthians 2:9. And now may the Blessing and Peace of God rest upon you all, my brethren and sisters. May your lives from henceforth be lives of watchfulness and prayer; and if we never meet again in this world, may we meet around the great white throne, to sing the song of victory together in the kingdom of God. Historical Sketches p.146

    mighty strange and surprising? Here is something interesting I found.... :)

    We have to do our duty to see that these people have an opportunity to know.  Some of these people will listen if they hear the message.  But we do not have a lot of time. 

    6.  From The Southern Watchman, December 1, 1909.  “Probationary time will not continue much longer.  Now God is withdrawing His restraining hand from the earth.  Long has He been speaking to men and women through the agency of His Holy Spirit; but they have not heeded the call.  Now He is speaking to His people, and to the world, by His judgments.”

    You see, I grew up in Adventism.  I grew up in the Adventist Church and I understand how Adventists think.  All my life we have looked forward to the future and to these judgments of God, these terrible things in the end.  We have looked forward to this happening in the future.  Ellen White teaches that when it is all over, people are going to realize what they thought was in the future is already done.  We are living in the judgments of God right now, friends.

    We are going to see that very clearly in just a few minutes when we read from the prophecy that Jesus gave about our time in Matthew 24.  But first, let us just read two more statements. 

    7.  From Fundamentals of Christian Education, 336.  It says, “The solemn fact is to be kept not only before the people of the world, but before our own churches also, that the day of the Lord will come suddenly, unexpectedly.”

    Notice those two adverbs.  The day of the Lord is going to come suddenly and it is going to come unexpectedly.  Oh, friend, whatever you do, do not wait to get ready.  Ask the Lord to help you to get ready now.  If you wait to get ready, it is going to be too late.  Mrs. White says, continuing this statement:  “The fearful warning of the prophecy is addressed to every soul.  Let no one feel that he is secure from the danger of being surprised.”

    Now that is quite a statement.  She says keep this, not just before the world, but keep it before our own churches.  Do not let anybody think that you are secure from the danger of being surprised.  Just do not think that.

    8.  And then this final statement, from Testimonies, vol. 9, 28, written in 1909.  “I saw an immense ball of fire fall among some beautiful mansions, causing their instant destruction.  I heard someone say, ‘We knew that the judgments of God were coming upon the earth, but we did not know that they would come so soon.’  Others, with agonized voices, said, ‘You knew!  Why then did you not tell us?  We did not know.’”

    Oh, my friends, when it happens, what are your neighbors going to say?  What are the people you do business with going to say?  What are the people you work in the office with going to say?  Are they going to say, You mean that you knew this and you did not tell me?  Oh, right now you are scared to tell them because you are scared they will not believe, they will scoff, they will laugh, and they will whatever.

    Let me tell you, when the Day of Judgment comes, there will not be anybody who will be telling you off because you warned them that it was coming.  Let us look at what Jesus said about it.  If you have your Bible, please open it to Matthew 24.  This is a chapter of the Bible that we, living in our time, need to make a special study.  We studied a few verses last night from this chapter, so we are not going to study those again.

    We are going to start in at the beginning of the chapter and we are going to try to go over very, very quickly about nine points.  Let us read Matthew 24:1, 2.

    1.   “Then Jesus went out and departed [Jesus was going out] from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple, and Jesus said to them, ‘Do you not see all these things.  Assuredly I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another that shall not be thrown down.’”

    That temple was one of the wonders of the ancient world, and I want to tell you, when Jesus said that to His disciples as they were going out the door, they were in a state of shock, because that temple was the headquarters of God’s chosen people.  That was their General Conference. 

    As they thought about that, they said, What in the world is Jesus talking about?  The only thing that they could figure out was that that this would happen when Jesus would come again.  Jesus had told them that He was going to come again.  He had told them that He was going to go away, and then He was going to come back again.  And they thought the only way this could happen would be at the end of the age, when Jesus comes back to this world again.

    They could not comprehend that the temple would be destroyed before Jesus returned.  They could not comprehend that.  They could not comprehend that their church organization could be destroyed before Jesus returned.  They thought, That has to go to the end.  God set this up.  By the way, had God set it up?  Yes.  The first thing that you need to understand when you start studying Matthew 24 is that the very thing that you think cannot happen, can happen if God says so.

    The very thing that you think is impossible, the very thing that they thought was impossible, happened.  Ellen White goes over this in the book The Great Controversy, in the first chapter where it talks about the destruction of Jerusalem.  The apostles, the disciples, if they had had any idea at that time that the temple was going to be destroyed before the Second Coming, they would have just been filled with horror.  They could not comprehend that.

    I want to tell you, friends, between now and the end, even though the time is chronologically very short, between now and the end you are going to see a lot of things happen that Adventists today think are impossible.  That is the very first lesson that we ought to learn from Matthew 24.  This is point number one.  The thing that they thought could not happen, Jesus said, it will happen.

    There are a lot of things going to happen that Adventists cannot imagine.  What you do not expect, what you think is impossible, is going to happen and you had better be ready beforehand.  That is point number one.

    2.  They came to Jesus on the Mount of Olives, see verse 3, and they were talking to Him privately now.  That was wonderful, because Jesus did not have to talk to them in parables.  He could just lay it out.  They asked, When is this going to happen and what is going to be the sign of Your coming and the end of the age?

    When Jesus comes, oh, do you not just look forward to it?  That is going to be the end of this age of sin.  It is going to be the end of the age of tears and pain.  Do you not sometimes feel like you can hardly wait?  It is going to be the end, the end of this age of sorrow, tears, pain, and sin.  It is going to be the time when Jesus called the time of regeneration.

    You know, I meet a lot of people and you do, too, who are talking about a new age and I think, Brother, if you only knew, there is a new age coming but it is not what you think it is.  There is a new age coming all right, you are just mixed up as to what it is.  And they said, Tell us when is this going to be. 

    3.  I have always been impressed at the very first thing that Jesus said to them.  The very first thing that Jesus said when they said, Tell us, when is this going to be?  When is the end of the age going to occur?  And Jesus said, Pay attention that nobody deceives you.  The very first thing that Jesus said about being ready was, Watch out that you do not get deceived.  I have said it many times before, but it is worth just one more time, one more sentence.

    And that is, the person who is deceived does not know that he is deceived, because just as soon as you know that you are deceived, you are not deceived any more.  If I am deceived about anything right now, I do not know it.  And if you are deceived about anything right now, you do not know it.  As soon as you know it, you are not deceived anymore, and that is why we need to pray. 

    Many times I have gone to the Lord and said, Lord, if I am deceived about this point, please open my eyes so that I can see it and get straightened out.  Why are people deceived?  Jesus gives four reasons why people will be deceived in the last days before the end.  Four reasons.  And the first one is the most scary reason of all.

    (1)  The first reason that people will be deceived in the last days before the end is because they become offended.  Look at verse 10, 11 and 12, right in there.  The first reason that people are deceived is because they become offended.  Becoming offended leads, step-by-step to total deception.  (See Matthew 24.) 

    (2)  A second reason that people become deceived is in Matthew 24:11.  The second reason that people become deceived is because of false teachers.  I will never forget a young man who came to some meetings that we were having in another state.  This man had been a Seventh-day Adventist, but he was in all kinds of trouble.  We will not go into his troubles, that is not necessary, but you know what kind of troubles people get into with their bad habits and with their marriages and with their jobs and all kinds of things.

    He was in a whole bunch of trouble.  But he came to our meetings and he heard the gospel and he decided to accept it.  Did you know there are a lot of Seventh-day Adventists who do not know the gospel?  The gospel involves more than just confessing your sins; it involves receiving the Holy Spirit so that you have the power to stop sinning.  That is the New Testament gospel.

    He heard the gospel, and he accepted it, but he had all these sins and all these bad habits that he was doing.  Nobody can tell me that the gospel is not true, because I have seen this very same thing happen over and over again.  I want to tell you, within about six weeks, God had straightened his life out.  His bad habits were in the past.  It was just unbelievable what happened in that young man’s life.  He was growing!

    After that, he came to a friend of mine who had also been working with him, and said, I am going to go to a certain place.  I am going to take a certain class and I am going to learn certain things.  Some others of us who knew a little bit about what he was getting into told him not to do it.  We told him he would be deceived.  He said, Oh, no, I will not be deceived.  I am having my devotions.  I am studying my Bible every day.  I will not be deceived.  I am just going to learn some things.

    We told him not to do it; we told him that he would be deceived, but he knew better than we did, so he went to this class and started to study. It was not even three months that he was just absolutely deceived!  Why and how does that happen?  Because of this.  If you and I know that error is being taught, and we go to listen to it anyway, because we want to learn something, we are going to be deceived.  That is the way the human mind works.

    God will not protect you if you go where you know error is being preached or taught.  God will not protect you.  Jesus said, we would be deceived because of false teachers (in verse 11).  Were they successful in deceiving the people or not?  Yes they were.  So a second reason that people become deceived is because of false teachers.

    There is a third reason mentioned in Matthew 24:12 why people become deceived, and that is because of the abundance of lawlessness.  That is a literal translation from the Greek New Testament.  Abundance of lawlessness, that is breaking the law.

    Let me explain the way the human mind works.  I have seen this happen over and over.  I first noticed it when I was not even 20 years old.  If women’s fashions change, a woman would put on things and go out in public in clothing that she would be embarrassed to be seen in if that was not the fashion.  Why is she not embarrassed to do it now, since she would have been embarrassed to do it last year?  What has changed?

    Well, people look around at what other people are doing.  I have often said to myself, There are a lot of people who would go naked if there were enough people doing it.  That is not far fetched.  We are affected by what people are doing around us and unless you are keeping your eyes on the Lord, if you are just looking at what is happening around, you are going to end up being deceived, going the wrong direction.

    When my son was just a little boy going to a Seventh-day Adventist Church School, he was telling me about some things, and I was telling him that he must not do those things.  And he said, But, Dad, everybody is doing it.  And I said to him, Well, what if everybody who is doing it burns in hell someday.  Do you want to burn with them?

    Friends, there are going to be a lot of people—do you want me to say it?  There are going to be a lot of Seventh-day Adventists in hell fire.  We might as well face it.  I hope that you are not there.  Ellen White said, in The Desire of Ages, that there are few people today who believe that we have a heaven to win and a hell to shun.  But it is still the truth.

    (3)  A third reason that people are deceived is because of the abundance of lawlessness.  They look at everybody else, and they are deceived by watching what everybody else is doing.  Just because everybody is doing it, even in Adventism, does not make it right if it is not according to God’s Word.

    (4)  The fourth reason that people are deceived.  This one is also in Matthew 24, in verse 24.  And it says, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”  Notice, it is going to be signs and wonders.  We have seen some of that, but we are going to see a lot more.

    Oh, friend, we need to study Matthew 24.  Are you offended?  Are you listening to doctrine being taught that you know is not according to God’s Word?  If you are, it is just a matter of time, and if you are not deceived now, you soon will be.  Are you looking around at what other people are doing?  It is not faith to dress or eat or engage in entertainment because other people around us are doing it.  It is not faith.

    Because we are living in the time of abundance of lawlessness.  And in regard to signs and wonders and miracles, let me just mention to you, I have said this many times but it bears repeating.  If you are impressed by miracles, if you will change your mind because of miracles, it is one 100 percent certain that you will be deceived before Jesus comes.  100 percent!  Just read the last chapters in The Great Controversy.

    (5)  Let us look at point number five.  In Matthew 24, Jesus talked about famine.  He talked about earthquakes.  In Luke 21, the parallel chapter to this, Luke makes a special mention about pestilence in various places—and we have a lot of pestilences today.  People in medical care and health care are dealing with diseases today that they did not even know about less than 30 years ago. 

    So there are pestilences.  There is going to be famine in the United States before the end.  Ellen White predicted that, and that is one that we have not yet seen, but we are going to see it.  It is predicted in the Spirit of Prophecy that there is going to be famine in the large cities of the United States before the end.  And earthquakes!  I was talking to a man just the other day who knows something about earthquakes, and he told me, They do not even report the earthquakes any more unless they are big ones.

    He said, “Did you know that just a few days ago within a 45 minute period they had two earthquakes in Spokane, Washington, and it was not even on the news, because they were just little ones.”  The earth is quaking more than ever before.  Some of you are preachers.  Let me tell you, you could preach a whole sermon just on the earthquake situation from what the Bible says.

    Look at what has happened in the world since 1800; look at what has happened in the world since 1950; look at what has happened in the world since 1980, and it is absolutely mind-boggling.  I used to tell people in our prophecy seminars, that we had as many serious, that is major, earthquakes between 1980 and 1990 as we had recorded in the whole world between 526 A.D. and 1797.  That is a period of almost 1,300 years.

    Now I said major earthquakes.  By the way, you do not need seismographs to record major earthquakes, they are always recorded.  People always remember those, and they are all in the history books.  But now, I have to get new statistics.  My statistics just from 1980 to 1990 are totally out of date.  Have you noticed what is happening in the last ten years in regards to earthquakes?  It is just boom, boom, boom, boom!

    Do you realize that we are having many hundreds of times more earthquakes today than we had some decades ago?  Jesus said that was a sign of the end.

    (6)  This is something for which we need to be ready.  Do you realize that it is impossible for you to be saved if you are not willing to endure some opposition?  This you and I need to realize.  There are some people who want to be saved, but they do not want to have any opposition.  They do not want to get the Three Angels’ Message out because somebody might not like it.

    Listen, if you want to be saved without any opposition, you are going to find that you are up against an impossibility.  Jesus said in verse 8, These are the beginning of sorrows. Then you read verses 9, 10, 11, and He said that you are going to be hated by all nations.  You have to decide, friends, on whose side you are going to be, and then endure what is going to happen.  You have to decide whether you are going to endure the judgments of God or whether you are going to be hated by men.  It is just that simple.  That is the situation that we will be in during the last days.  Everybody in the world is in that situation. 

    (7)  But Jesus promised, in verse 13, that the one who would endure to the end would be saved.  That is point seven, and that is important to study.

    (8)  Jesus said, in verse 14, that during this time when all of these things were going on, that the gospel was going to go to all of the world and then the end would come.  And one of the reasons that you and I need to be busy doing everything we can to get the gospel out is because the Lord has promised us that once the gospel has gone to all the world, time is not going to go on any more.

    We have that promise.  I have read it in several places in the Spirit of Prophecy.  She says, Time will not go on any longer when the gospel goes to all the nations.  We need to get busy.  

    Things are happening in the world today to get the Three Angels’ Messages out, 

    In case you've forgotten or never knew what the last three warnings sent by God through His angels is, here they are in abbreviated form:

    1st Angels Message: Worship God ONLY for the Hour of His Judgment is Come.

    2nd Angels Message: Come OUT of ALL CHURCHES, MY PEOPLE, so you are NOT partakers of THEIR plagues!

    3rd Angels Message: Obey ALL TEN of God's Commandments

     things that have never, ever happened before.  God is at work to finish His work.  We had reports from Central America, from Mexico, from South America, from Africa, and from the South Pacific.  There is no question that God is going to finish His work.

    The question is, friend, are you and I going to have a part in it?  Are we going to be part of what is predicted here in Matthew 24:14? 

    There is something else that is important to study in Matthew 24 and that is the abomination of desolation.  Look here in verse 15.  It says:  “‘Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place.’  (Whoever reads [the one who] reads, let him understand).”

    This prophecy, as also some other prophecies of Hosea, has a triple fulfillment and I will tell you what the fulfillments are right now, but you are going to have to go and study it out on your own.  We do not have time to explain it, to go to the references in the Bible and in the Spirit of Prophecy either one.

    This prophecy was fulfilled once at the destruction of Jerusalem.  That is very clear in the first chapter of The Great Controversy.  It is very clear in Luke 21, which is the parallel chapter to this one.  It was fulfilled the first time to the literal city of Jerusalem in 70 A. D.  But this prophecy was not only for literal Jerusalem, it was also for spiritual Jerusalem, the Holy City that would be trampled under foot for 1,260 days, 42 months it says in Revelation 11:2, 3.

    The early church, by the way, understood that.  John Chrysostom in Constantinople before 400 A. D. was preaching about this and he said, “This is not just literal Jerusalem, this has to do with the antichrist arising in the church and trampling the true church.”  The Holy City, Ellen White says concerning Revelation 11:2, 3, represents the true church.  The true church is the Holy City.

    "There is no other church than the assembly of those who have the word of God, and who are purified by it." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 237.

    "Those who keep God's commandments, those who live not by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, compose the church of the living God." Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 949.

    The Bible refers to God's true church as being made up of only those who are saints (1 Corinthians 14:33; Revelation 14:12); those who are sanctified (1 Corinthians 1:2; Jude 1); those who are established in the faith and truth (Acts 16:5; 1 Timothy 3:15); those who are subject unto, or who submit self to, Christ (Ephesians 5:24); those who are joined to Christ (Ephesians 5:31-32); and finally those who are in Christ (Galatians 1:22; 1 Thessalonians 1:1).  Thus God's true church will be a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing (Ephesians 5:27).

    And so this prophecy was fulfilled a second time in 508 A. D.  Now you can see that we could spend a lot of time on that one.  We have the historical evidence, we just do not have time to read you the references and explain it.  We know what it says in Daniel 11:31. We know what it says in Daniel 12:11, 12.  We know that the word sacrifice was an added word.  We know exactly what the daily is, and we can explain this, but we do not have time right now.  That was the second time.

    But this prophecy in Matthew 24:15 is going to be fulfilled again.  How do we know?  Because Ellen White tells us point blank that it will.  In Testimonies, vol. 5, 463–465 she says that the decree on the part of our nation enforcing Sunday will be a sign to us as it was to the Christians then, a time to get out of the large cities preparatory to leaving the small cities.

    She explains exactly the situation about the rapture, and of Jerusalem and all of that. Now I am going to introduce a hard one for you here—Many people do not know this, but this great tribulation which would be greater than anything since the beginning of time or that ever would be, also has a triple fulfillment.

    Now we do not have the time to explain that either.  What is the great tribulation?  Three times of trouble that would be greater than anything before or since.  The first one was the one described in Daniel 11:32–35, the 1,260 years of persecution, when the Holy City would be trampled under foot.  Revelation 11:2, 3.  That was the first one.  That was the great tribulation such as never had been and never would be.  Three great tribulations such as never was and never will be.  You may think that is a divine mystery, but you can understand that if you study it out.  The second great tribulation which would be a time of trouble greater than anything before or since is the time of trouble mentioned in Daniel 12:1.

    Now the time of trouble that is greater than anything before or since mentioned in Daniel 12:1 is not the time of trouble on the church.  That is the time of trouble on the world.  That is the second one.  But there is a third great tribulation that is greater than anything that ever was or ever will be, and that is the one that is mentioned in Jeremiah 30:5–7, the time of Jacob’s trouble.  It says, point blank, in Jeremiah 30 that that day is great so that there is none like it.  That is a spiritual time of trouble.

    By the way, Ellen White is very specific about that.  She says in Adventist Apocalypse concerning that time, that the time of trouble is not a time of trouble because the saints are being burned at the stake and all that, like in the Dark Ages.  She said their sufferings are mental.  It is a time of mental anguish such as has never been in the past and never will be in the future.

    So, yes, the great tribulation is in the past, but there still is a great tribulation in the future and when the tribulation comes, it is too late to get ready for it.  You have to already be ready for it.  Oh, friend, are you ready? 

    wish we had time to study another point.  Jesus said, When you see all these things—all what things?  Well, to understand what all these things are, you actually need to go to Luke 21, because Luke specifies a few things that Matthew does not talk about.

    Jesus said, When you see all these things, know that it is near.  And I want to tell you, friends, today it is near.  Time is not just going to keep going on.  It is going to come to a close and when it comes to a close, it will be too late to be ready.  You will either be ready or you will be lost.  How is it going to be for you?  Are you going to make a covenant with the Lord and say, Lord, by Your grace and power, I am going to study Your Word.  I am going to pray.  I am going to follow instructions, I am going to be ready by Your grace and power.

    You can be, but, oh, friend, do not procrastinate.  Do not procrastinate!  Do not let anybody tell you, Oh, those revival and reformation Adventists preachers, they do not know what they are talking about.  Time is going to go on another 50 or 100 years.  I have actually heard Adventists talking like that.

    And Jesus said, At a time when you think not, when you think it is not yet going to happen, it is all going to come to an end.  Therefore, the only safe thing to do is to be ready, now. 

    I want to have a word of prayer with you about being ready now.  I want to give you an opportunity to make a commitment to the Lord, now, as you are thinking it through in your mind.  This is not a decision that you are making between you and me.  This is between you and the Lord.  Are you going to make a covenant and say, Lord, whatever it takes, I want to be ready.  I am surrendering my life to You.  I am going to follow instructions.  Help me to be ready.

    I want you to think about that.  Is there anything in your life that you need to change?  Is there anything that you need to do, any decision that you need to make, anything that you need to change in your life so that you will be ready? 




    God and His Son, Jesus, our ONLY hope for having eternal life, loves you with inexpressible love. Now, let your mind go back to what was happening in Heaven, after Adam and Eve first sinned and the plan of salvation was revealed:
    Ten Commandments

    "Then joy, inexpressible joy, filled heaven. And the heavenly host sung a song of praise and adoration. They touched their harps and sung a note higher than they had done before, for the great mercy and condescension of God in yielding up his dearly Beloved to die for a race of rebels. Praise and adoration were poured forth for the self-denial and sacrifice of Jesus; that he would consent to leave the bosom of his Father, and choose a life of suffering and anguish, and die an ignominious death to give life to others.

    Said the angel, Think ye that the Father yielded up his dearly beloved Son without a struggle? No, no. It was even a struggle with the God of heaven, whether to let guilty man perish, or to give his beloved Son to die for them. Angels were so interested for man’s salvation that there could be found among them those who would yield their glory, and give their life for perishing man. But, said my accompanying angel, That would avail nothing. The transgression was so great that an angel’s life would not pay the debt. Nothing but the death and intercessions of his Son would pay the debt, and save lost man from hopeless sorrow and misery.

    But the work of the angels was assigned them, to ascend and descend with strengthening balm from glory to soothe the Son of God in his sufferings, and administer unto him." SPIRITUAL GIFTS. VOLUME 1, PAGE 26

    “The work of your salvation and mine depends wholly upon ourselves, for it rests with us to accept the provision that has been made for us. God has done everything for us that a God can do. Christ has purchased you with His own blood; He has paid the ransom money, that you might be united with God, and separated from sin and sinners. When the heart is opened to Christ, the Holy Spirit will work in it with mighty, renewing power. But in order that we may be laborers together with God, there must be on our part an entire surrender to God. We must, to the extent of our ability, devote ourselves to Him, straining every spiritual sinew (doers and not just hearers of the Word), and as faithful soldiers doing service for Christ....” The Upward Look, Page 25

    “Choose poverty, reproach, separation from friends, or any suffering, rather than to defile the soul with sin. Death before dishonor or the transgression of God’s law, should be the motto of every Christian. As a people professing to be reformers, treasuring the most solemn, purifying truths of God’s word, we must elevate the standard far higher than it is at the present time. Sin and sinners in the church must be promptly dealt with, that others may not be contaminated. Truth and purity require that we make more thorough work to cleanse the camp from Achans. Let those in responsible positions not suffer sin in a brother. Show him that he must either put away his sins or be separated from the church [Zion-the church in Heaven=those who keep the ten commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus].” Counsels on Health, Page 626 and Testimonies for the Church Volume 5, Page 147

    "...in the work in 1844 had received the third angel’s message, and proclaimed it in the power of the Holy Spirit, the Lord would have wrought mightily with their efforts. A flood of light would have been shed upon the world. Years ago the inhabitants of the earth would have been warned, the closing work completed, and Christ would have come for the redemption of his people. “It was not the will of God that Israel should wander forty years in the wilderness; he desired to lead them directly to the land of Canaan, and establish them there, a holy, happy people. But “they could not enter in because of unbelief.” [Hebrews 3:19.] Because of their backsliding and apostasy, they perished in the desert, and others were raised up to enter the promised land. In like manner, it was not the will of God that the coming of Christ should be so long delayed, and his people should remain so many years in this world of sin and sorrow. But unbelief separated them from God. As they refused to do the work which he had appointed them, others were raised up to proclaim the message. In mercy to the world, Jesus delays his coming, that sinners may have an opportunity to hear the warning, and find in him a shelter before the wrath of God shall be poured out.” The Great Controversy 1888, Page 458

    "The ministers of God will have done their last work, offered their last prayers, shed their last bitter tear for a rebellious church and an ungodly people. Their last solemn warning has been given. Oh, then how quickly would houses and lands, dollars that have been miserly hoarded and cherished and tightly grasped, be given for some consolation by those who have professed the truth and have not lived it out, for the way of salvation to be explained, or to hear a hopeful word or a prayer or an exhortation from their ministers. But no, they must hunger and thirst on in vain; their thirst will never be quenched, no consolation can they get. Their cases are decided and eternally fixed. It is a fearful, awful time."--Ms 1, 1857.  {LDE 235.1}

    "In the time when God's judgments are falling without mercy, oh, how enviable to the wicked will be the position of those who abide "in the secret place of the Most High"--the pavilion in which the Lord hides all who have loved Him and have obeyed His commandments! The lot of the righteous is indeed an enviable one at such a time to those who are suffering because of their sins. But the door of mercy is closed to the wicked. No more prayers are offered in their behalf after probation ends."--3BC 1150 (1901).  {LDE 235.2}

    God's Law Appears in the Sky

    "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."--GC 639 (1911).  {LDE 247.1}Are you willing to give your ALL for Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the one and only Living God of Heaven? Are you A True Disciple?



    Current and future events taking place now:

    Only Two Classes

         There can be only two classes. Each party is distinctly stamped, either with the seal of the living God, or with the mark of the beast or his image.--RH Jan. 30, 1900.  {LDE 215.1}

         In the great conflict between faith and unbelief the whole Christian world will be involved. All will take sides. Some apparently may not engage in the conflict on either side. They may not appear to take sides against the truth, but they will not come out boldly for Christ through fear of losing property or suffering reproach. All such are numbered with the enemies of Christ.--RH Feb. 7, 1893.  {LDE 215.2}

         As we near the close of time the demarcation between the children of light and the children of darkness will be more and more decided. They will be more and more at variance. This difference is expressed in the words of Christ, "born again"--created anew in Christ, dead to the world, and alive unto God. These are the walls of separation that divide the heavenly from the earthly and describe the difference between those who belong to the world and those who are chosen out of it, who are elect, precious in the sight of God.--Special Testimony to the Battle Creek Church (Ph 155) 3 (1882).  {LDE 215.3}


    Family Members Are Separated

         Those who have been members of the same family are separated. A mark is placed upon the righteous. "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" [Mal. 3:17]. Those who have been obedient to God's commandments will unite with the company of the saints in light. They shall enter in through the gates into the city, and have right to the tree of life.  {LDE 216.1}

         "The one shall be taken." His name shall stand in the book of life, while those with whom he associated shall have the mark of eternal separation from God.--TM 234, 235 (1895).  {LDE 216.2}

                         

    Judged by the Light We Have Received

         Many who have not had the privileges that we have had will go into heaven before those who have had great light and who have not walked in it. Many have lived up to the best light they have had and will be judged accordingly.--Letter 36, 1895.  {LDE 216.3}

         All must wait for the appointed time, until the warning shall have gone to all parts of the world, until sufficient light and evidence have been given to every soul. Some will have less light than others, but each one will be judged according to the light received.--Ms 77, 1899.  {LDE 217.1}

         We have been given great light in regard to God's law. This law is the standard of character. To it man is now required to conform, and by it he will be judged in the last great day. In that day men will be dealt with according to the light they have received.--RH Jan. 1, 1901.  {LDE 217.2}

         Those who have had great light and have disregarded it stand in a worse position than those who have not been given so many advantages. They exalt themselves but not the Lord. The punishment inflicted on human beings will in every case be proportionate to the dishonor they have brought on God.--8MR 168 (1901).  {LDE 217.3}

         Everyone is to have sufficient light to make his decision intelligently.--GC 605 (1911).  {LDE 217.4}


    No Excuse for Willful Blindness

         None will be condemned for not heeding light and knowledge that they never had, and they could not obtain. But many refuse to obey the truth that is presented to them by Christ's ambassadors, because they wish to conform to the world's standard, and the truth that has reached their understanding, the light that has shone in the soul, will condemn them in the judgment.--5BC 1145 (1884).  {LDE 217.5}

         Those who have an opportunity to hear the truth and yet take no pains to hear or understand it, thinking that if they do not hear they will not be accountable, will be judged guilty before God the same as if they had heard and rejected. There will be no excuse for those who choose to go in error when they might understand what is truth. In His sufferings and death Jesus has made atonement for all sins of ignorance, but there is no provision made for willful blindness.  {LDE 218.1}

         We shall not be held accountable for the light that has not reached our perception, but for that which we have resisted and refused. A man could not apprehend the truth which had never been presented to him, and therefore could not be condemned for light he had never had.--5BC 1145 (1893).  {LDE 218.2}


    The Importance of Practical Benevolence

         The decisions of the last day turn upon our practical benevolence. Christ acknowledges every act of beneficence as done to Himself.--TM 399 (1896).  {LDE 218.3}

         When the nations are gathered before Him, there will be but two classes, and their eternal destiny will be determined by what they have done or have neglected to do for Him in the person of the poor and suffering. . . .  {LDE 218.4}

         Among the heathen are those who worship God ignorantly, those to whom the light is never brought by human instrumentality, yet they will not perish. Though ignorant of the written law of God, they have heard His voice speaking to them in nature, and have done the things that the law required. Their works are evidence that the Holy Spirit has touched their hearts, and they are recognized as the children of God.  {LDE 218.5}

         How surprised and gladdened will be the lowly among the nations, and among the heathen, to hear from the lips of the Saviour, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me"! How glad will be the heart of Infinite Love as His followers look up with surprise and joy at His words of approval!--DA 637, 638 (1898).  {LDE 219.1}


    Motive Gives Character to Actions

         In the day of judgment some will plead this good deed and that as a reason why they should receive consideration. They will say, "I set up young men in business. I gave money to found hospitals. I relieved the necessities of widows, and took the poor into my home." Yes, but your motives were so defiled by selfishness that the deed was not acceptable in the sight of the Lord. In all that you did, self was brought prominently to view.--Ms 53, 1906.  {LDE 219.2}

         It is the motive that gives character to our acts, stamping them with ignominy or with high moral worth.--DA 615 (1898).  {LDE 219.3}


    What the Seal of God Is

         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. Indeed, it has begun already.--4BC 1161 (1902).  {LDE 219.4}

         The seal of the living God is placed upon those who conscientiously keep the Sabbath of the Lord.--7BC 980 (1897). [THIS STATEMENT AND OTHERS LIKE IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD IN THE LIGHT OF PASSAGES QUOTED EARLIER IN THE CHAPTER, INDICATING THAT GOD HOLDS PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE ONLY FOR THE KNOWLEDGE THEY HAVE OR WHICH THEY COULD OBTAIN.]  {LDE 220.1}

         Those who would have the seal of God in their foreheads must keep the Sabbath of the fourth commandment.--7BC 970 (1899).  {LDE 220.2}

         True observance of the Sabbath is the sign of loyalty to God.--7BC 981 (1899).  {LDE 220.3}

         The fourth commandment alone of all the ten contains the seal of the great Lawgiver, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.--6T 350 (1900).  {LDE 220.4}

         The observance of the Lord's memorial, the Sabbath instituted in Eden, the seventh-day Sabbath, is the test of our loyalty to God.--Letter 94, 1900.  {LDE 220.5}

         A mark is placed upon every one of God's people, just as verily as a mark was placed over the doors of the Hebrew dwellings to preserve the people from the general ruin. God declares, "I gave them My sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them" [Eze. 20:12].--7BC 969 (1900).  {LDE 220.6}

                            

    A Likeness to Christ in Character

         The seal of the living God will be placed upon those only who bear a likeness to Christ in character.--7BC 970 (1895).  {LDE 221.1}

         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 (1851).  {LDE 221.2}

         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.--5T 216 (1882).  {LDE 221.3}

         Love is expressed in obedience, and perfect love casteth out all fear. Those who love God, have the seal of God in their foreheads, and work the works of God.--SD 51 (1894).  {LDE 221.4}

         Those that overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil, will be the favored ones who shall receive the seal of the living God.--TM 445 (c. 1886).  {LDE 221.5}

    Are we striving with all our God-given powers to reach the measure of the stature of men and women in Christ? Are we seeking for His fullness, ever reaching higher and higher, trying to attain to the perfection of His character? When God's servants reach this point, they will be sealed in their foreheads. The recording angel will declare, "It is done." They will be complete in Him whose they are by creation and by redemption.--3SM 427 (1899).  {LDE 222.1}



    In the Sealing Time Now

         I saw that the present test on the Sabbath could not come until the mediation of Jesus in the holy place was finished and He had passed within the second veil; therefore Christians who fell asleep before the door was opened into the most holy, when the midnight cry was finished, at the seventh month, 1844, and who had not kept the true Sabbath, now rest in hope, for they had not the light and the test on the Sabbath which we now have since that door was opened. I saw that Satan was tempting some of God's people on this point. Because so many good Christians have fallen asleep in the triumphs of faith and have not kept the true Sabbath, they were doubting about its being a test for us now. . . .  {LDE 222.2}

         Satan is now using every device in this sealing time to keep the minds of God's people from the present truth and to cause them to waver.--EW 42, 43 (1851).  {LDE 222.3}

         I saw that she [Mrs. Hastings] was sealed and would come up at the voice of God and stand upon the earth, and would be with the 144,000. I saw we need not mourn for her; she would rest in the time of trouble.--2SM 263 (1850).  {LDE 222.4}

         There are living upon our earth men who have passed the age of fourscore and ten. The natural results of old age are seen in their feebleness. But they believe God, and God loves them. The seal of God is upon them, and they will be among the number of whom the Lord has said, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."--7BC 982 (1899).  {LDE 223.1} Oh, That God's Seal May Be Placed Upon Us!

         In a little while every one who is a child of God will have His seal placed upon him. Oh, 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?--7BC 969, 970 (1889).  {LDE 223.2}

         If the believers in the truth are not sustained by their faith in these comparatively peaceful days, what will uphold them when the grand test comes and the decree goes forth against all those who will not worship the image of the beast and receive his mark in their foreheads or in their hands? This solemn period is not far off. Instead of becoming weak and irresolute, the people of God should be gathering strength and courage for the time of trouble.--4T 251 (1876).  {LDE 223.3}


    What the Mark of the Beast Is

         John was called to behold a people distinct from those who worship the beast or his image by keeping the first day of the week. The observance of this day is the mark of the beast.--TM 133 (1898).  {LDE 223.4}

         The mark of the beast is the papal sabbath.--Ev 234 (1899).  {LDE 224.1}

         When the test comes, it will be clearly shown what the mark of the beast is. It is the keeping of Sunday.--7BC 980 (1900).  {LDE 224.2}

         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.--8T 117 (1904).  {LDE 224.3}

         "He causeth all, both small and great, . . . to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads" (Rev. 13:16). Not only are men not to work with their hands on Sunday, but with their minds are they to acknowledge Sunday as the Sabbath.--Special Testimony to Battle Creek Church (Ph 86) 6, 7 (1897).  {LDE 224.4} (Acknowledging Sunday the 1st day of the week as Sabbath, is the mark of the beast. Every truth has a counterfeit...the true Sabbath= 7th day of the week, false Sabbath=1st day of the week.)

    When the Mark of the Beast Is Received

         No one has yet received the mark of the beast.--Ev 234 (1899).  {LDE 224.5}

         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. 7BC 977 (1899).  {LDE 224.6}

         God has given men the Sabbath as a sign between Him and them as a test of their loyalty. Those who, after the light regarding God's law comes to them, continue to disobey and exalt human laws above the law of God in the great crisis before us, will receive the mark of the beast.--Ev 235 (1900).  {LDE 225.1}

         The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty, for it is the point of truth especially controverted. When the final test shall be brought to bear upon men, then the line of distinction will be drawn between those who serve God and those who serve Him not.  {LDE 225.2}

         While the observance of the false sabbath in compliance with the law of the state, contrary to the fourth commandment, will be an avowal of allegiance to a power that is in opposition to God, the keeping of the true Sabbath, in obedience to God's law, is an evidence of loyalty to the Creator. While one class, by accepting the sign of submission to earthly powers, receive the mark of the beast, the other, choosing the token of allegiance to divine authority, receive the seal of God.--GC 605 (1911).  {LDE 225.3}


    Enforcement of Sunday Observance Is the Test

         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.--Ev 234, 235 (1899).  {LDE 225.4}

         When Sunday observance shall be enforced by law, and the world shall be enlightened concerning the obligation of the true Sabbath, then whoever shall transgress the command of God to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that of Rome, will thereby honor popery above God. He is paying homage to Rome, and to the power which enforces the institution ordained by Rome. He is worshiping the beast and his image.  {LDE 226.1}

         As men then reject the institution which God has declared to be the sign of His authority, and honor in its stead that which Rome has chosen as the token of her supremacy, they will thereby accept the sign of allegiance to Rome--"the mark of the beast." And it is not until the issue is thus plainly set before the people, and they are brought to choose between the commandments of God and the commandments of men, that those who continue in transgression will receive "the mark of the beast."--GC 449 (1911).  {LDE 226.2}


    The Close of Probation  (No One Knows When Probation Will Close)

         God has not revealed to us the time when this message will close or when probation will have an end. Those things that are revealed we shall accept for ourselves and for our children, but let us not seek to know that which has been kept secret in the councils of the Almighty. . . .  {LDE 227.1}

         Letters have come to me asking me if I have any special light as to the time when probation will close, and I answer that I have only this message to bear, that it is now time to work while the day lasts, for the night cometh in which no man can work.--1SM 191 (1894).  {LDE 227.2}


    Sunday-Law Enforcement Precedes the Close of Probation

         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 [SEE THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER, WHERE THE GREAT TEST FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD IS SHOWN TO BE SUNDAY-LAW ENFORCEMENT.] for the people of God, by which their eternal destiny will be decided.--2SM 81 (1890).  {LDE 227.3}

         What is the "image to the beast"? and how is it to be formed? The image is made by the two-horned beast, and is an image to the beast. It is also called an image of the beast. [THE TWO-HORNED BEAST OF REVELATION 13:11-17 MAKES AN IMAGE TO THE BEAST PORTRAYED IN REVELATION 13:1-10.] Then to learn what the image is like and how it is to be formed, we must study the characteristics of the beast itself--the papacy.  {LDE 228.1}

         When the early church became corrupted by departing from the simplicity of the gospel and accepting heathen rites and customs, she lost the Spirit and power of God; and in order to control the consciences of the people, she sought the support of the secular power. The result was the papacy, a church that controlled the power of the state, and employed it to further her own ends, especially for the punishment of "heresy." In order for the United States to form an image of the beast, the religious power must so control the civil government that the authority of the state will also be employed by the church to accomplish her own ends. . . .  {LDE 228.2}

         The "image to the beast" represents that form of apostate Protestantism which will be developed when the Protestant churches shall seek the aid of the civil power for the enforcement of their dogmas.--GC 443, 445 (1911).  {LDE 228.3}


    Probation Closes When the Sealing Is Finished

         Just before we entered it [the time of trouble], we all received the seal of the living God. Then I saw the four angels cease to hold the four winds. And I saw famine, pestilence and sword, nation rose against nation, and the whole world was in confusion.--7BC 968 (1846).  {LDE 228.4}

         I saw angels hurrying to and fro in heaven. An angel with a writer's inkhorn by his side returned from the earth and reported to Jesus that his work was done, and the saints were numbered and sealed. Then I saw Jesus, who had been ministering before the ark containing the ten commandments, throw down the censer. He raised His hands, and with a loud voice said, "It is done."--EW 279 (1858).  {LDE 229.1}

         Only a moment of time, as it were, yet remains. But while already nation is rising against nation and kingdom against kingdom, there is not now a general engagement. As yet the four winds are held until the servants of God shall be sealed in their foreheads. Then the powers of earth will marshal their forces for the last great battle.--6T 14 (1900).  {LDE 229.2}

         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."--GC 613 (1911).  {LDE 229.3}

    Probation Will End Suddenly, Unexpectedly

         When Jesus ceases to plead for man, the cases of all are forever decided. . . . Probation closes; Christ's intercessions cease in heaven. This time finally comes suddenly upon all, and those who have neglected to purify their souls by obeying the truth are found sleeping.--2T 191 (1868).  {LDE 229.4}

         When probation ends, it will come suddenly, unexpectedly--at a time when we are least expecting it. But we can have a clean record in heaven today, and know that God accepts us.--7BC 989 (1906).  {LDE 230.1}

         When the work of the investigative judgment closes, the destiny of all will have been decided for life or death. Probation is ended a short time before the appearing of the Lord in the clouds of heaven. . . .  {LDE 230.2}

         Before the Flood, after Noah entered the ark, God shut him in, and shut the ungodly out; but for seven days the people, knowing not that their doom was fixed, continued their careless, pleasure-loving life, and mocked the warnings of impending judgment. "So," says the Saviour, "shall also the coming of the Son of man be" (Matt. 24:39). Silently, unnoticed as the midnight thief, will come the decisive hour which marks the fixing of every man's destiny, the final withdrawal of mercy's offer to guilty men. . . .  {LDE 230.3}

         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" (Dan. 5:27).--GC 490, 491 (1911).  {LDE 230.4}


    Human Activity After Probation's Close

         The righteous and the wicked will still be living upon the earth in their mortal state--men will be planting and building, eating and drinking, all unconscious that the final, irrevocable decision has been pronounced in the sanctuary above.--GC 491 (1911).  {LDE 231.1}

         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.--GC 615 (1911).  {LDE 231.2}

         The wheat and tares "grow together until the harvest." In the discharge of life's duties the righteous will to the last be brought in contact with the ungodly. The children of light are scattered among the children of darkness, that the contrast may be seen by all.--5T 100 (1882).  {LDE 231.3}

          Christ declared that when He comes some of His waiting people will be engaged in business transactions. Some will be sowing in the field, others reaping and gathering in the harvest, and others grinding at the mill.--Ms 26, 1901.  {LDE 231.4}


    Unbelief and Forbidden Pleasures Continue

         Skepticism and that which is called science has to a large degree undermined the faith of the Christian world in their Bibles. Error and fables are gladly accepted, that they may pursue the path of self-indulgence and not be alarmed, for they are striving not to retain God in their knowledge. They say, "Tomorrow will be as this day and much more abundant." But in the midst of their unbelief and godless pleasure the shout of the archangel and the trump of God is heard. . . .  {LDE 232.1}

         When everything in our world is busy activity, immersed in selfish ambition for gain, Jesus comes as a thief.--Ms 15b, 1886.  {LDE 232.2}

         When the professed people of God are uniting with the world, living as they live, and joining with them in forbidden pleasure; when the luxury of the world becomes the luxury of the church; when the marriage bells are chiming, and all are looking forward to many years of worldly prosperity--then, suddenly as the lightning flashes from the heavens, will come the end of their bright visions and delusive hopes.--GC 338, 339 (1911).  {LDE 232.3}


    Men Will Be Wholly Engrossed in Business

         When Lot warned the members of his family of the destruction of Sodom, they would not heed his words, but looked upon him as a fanatical enthusiast. The destruction that came found them unprepared. Thus it will be when Christ comes--farmers, merchants, lawyers, tradesmen, will be wholly engrossed in business, and upon them the day of the Lord will come as a snare.--RH March 10, 1904.  {LDE 232.4}

         When ministers, farmers, merchants, lawyers, great men and professedly good men shall cry, "Peace and safety," sudden destruction cometh. Luke reports the words of Christ, that the day of God comes as a snare--the figure of an animal prowling in the woods for prey, and lo, suddenly he is entrapped in the concealed snare of the fowler.--10MR 266 (1876).  {LDE 233.1}

         When men are at ease, full of amusement, absorbed in buying and selling, then the thief approaches with stealthy tread. So it will be at the coming of the Son of man.--Letter 21, 1897.  {LDE 233.2}

    Religious Leaders Will Be Full of Optimism

    "When the reasoning of philosophy has banished the fear 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."--PP 104 (1890).  {LDE 233.3}

         Come when it may, the day of God will come unawares to the ungodly. When life is going on in its unvarying round; when men are absorbed in pleasure, in business, in traffic, in money-making; when religious leaders are magnifying the world's progress and enlightenment, and the people are lulled in a false security--then, as the midnight thief steals within the unguarded dwelling, so shall sudden destruction come upon the careless and ungodly, "and they shall not escape."--GC 38 (1911).  {LDE 233.4}


    Satan Infers That Probation Has Closed

         In the time of trouble Satan stirs up the wicked, and they encircle the people of God to destroy them. But he does not know that "pardon" has been written opposite their names in the books of heaven.--RH Nov. 19, 1908.  {LDE 234.1}

         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. . . . 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.--GC 618 (1911).  {LDE 234.2}


    A Famine for the Word

         Those who do not now appreciate, study, and dearly prize the Word of God spoken by His servants will have cause to mourn bitterly hereafter. I saw that the Lord in judgment will at the close of time walk through the earth; the fearful plagues will begin to fall. Then those who have despised God's Word, those who have lightly esteemed it, 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 8:12). A famine is in the land for hearing the Word.--Ms 1, 1857.  {LDE 234.3}


    No More Prayers for the Wicked

         The ministers of God will have done their last work, offered their last prayers, shed their last bitter tear for a rebellious church and an ungodly people. Their last solemn warning has been given. Oh, then how quickly would houses and lands, dollars that have been miserly hoarded and cherished and tightly grasped, be given for some consolation by those who have professed the truth and have not lived it out, for the way of salvation to be explained, or to hear a hopeful word or a prayer or an exhortation from their ministers. But no, they must hunger and thirst on in vain; their thirst will never be quenched, no consolation can they get. Their cases are decided and eternally fixed. It is a fearful, awful time.--Ms 1, 1857.  {LDE 235.1}

         In the time when God's judgments are falling without mercy, oh, how enviable to the wicked will be the position of those who abide "in the secret place of the Most High"--the pavilion in which the Lord hides all who have loved Him and have obeyed His commandments! The lot of the righteous is indeed an enviable one at such a time to those who are suffering because of their sins. But the door of mercy is closed to the wicked. No more prayers are offered in their behalf after probation ends.--3BC 1150 (1901).  {LDE 235.2}


    Transfer of Character Not Possible

         The Lord is coming in power and great glory. It will then be His work to make a complete separation between the righteous and the wicked. But the oil cannot then be transferred to the vessels of those who have it not. Then shall be fulfilled the words of Christ, "Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left." The righteous and the wicked are to be associated together in the work of life. But the Lord reads the character. He discerns who are obedient children, who respect and love His commandments.--TM 234 (1895).  {LDE 236.1}

         It is a solemn thing to die, but a far more solemn thing to live. Every thought and word and deed of our lives will meet us again. What we make of ourselves in probationary time, that we must remain to all eternity. Death brings dissolution to the body, but makes no change in the character. The coming of Christ does not change our characters; it only fixes them forever beyond all change.--5T 466 (1885).  {LDE 236.2}


    Another Probation Would Not Convince the Wicked

         We are to make the best of our present opportunities. There will be no other probation given to us in which to prepare for heaven. This is our only and last opportunity to form characters which will fit us for the future home which the Lord has prepared for all who are obedient to His commandments.--Letter 20, 1899.  {LDE 236.3}

         There will be no probation after the coming of the Lord. Those who say that there will be are deceived and misled. Before Christ comes just such a state of things will exist as existed before the Flood. And after the Saviour appears in the clouds of heaven no one will be given another chance to gain salvation. All will have made their decisions.--Letter 45, 1891.  {LDE 237.1}

         All will be tested and tried according to the light they have had. Those who turn from the truth to fables can look for no second probation. There will be no temporal millennium. If, after the Holy Spirit has brought conviction to their hearts, they resist the truth and use their influence to block the way so that others will not receive it, they will never be convinced. They did not seek for transformation of character in the probation given them, and Christ will not give them opportunity to pass over the ground again. The decision is a final one.--Letter 25, 1900.  {LDE 237.2}


    The Seven Last Plagues and the Wicked (The Great Time of Trouble, Part 1)


    The Vials of God's Wrath Will Be Poured Out

         Solemn events before us are yet to transpire. Trumpet after trumpet is to be sounded; vial after vial poured out one after another upon the inhabitants of the earth.--3SM 426 (1890).  {LDE 238.1}

         The world is soon to be left by the angel of mercy and the seven last plagues are to be poured out. . . . 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.--TM 182 (1894).  {LDE 238.2}


    The Nations in Conflict

         Four mighty angels hold back the powers of this earth till the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads. The nations of the world are eager for conflict, but they are held in check by the angels. When this restraining power is removed there will come a time of trouble and anguish. Deadly instruments of warfare will be invented. Vessels with their living cargo will be entombed in the great deep. All who have not the spirit of truth will unite under the leadership of satanic agencies, but they are to be kept under control till the time shall come for the great battle of Armageddon.--7BC 967 (1900).  {LDE 238.3}


    The Whole World Will Be Involved in Ruin

         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, 180 (1903).  {LDE 239.1}

         The Saviour's prophecy concerning the visitation of judgments upon Jerusalem is to have another fulfillment, of which that terrible desolation was but a faint shadow. In the fate of the chosen city we may behold the doom of a world that has rejected God's mercy and trampled upon His law.--GC 36 (1911).  {LDE 239.2}

         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).  {LDE 239.3}


    God Is Just, as Well as Merciful

         It is the glory of God to be merciful, full of forbearance, kindness, goodness, and truth. But the justice shown in punishing the sinner is as verily the glory of the Lord as is the manifestation of His mercy.--RH March 10, 1904.  {LDE 240.1}

         The Lord God of Israel is to execute judgment upon the gods of this world as upon the gods of Egypt. With fire and flood, plagues and earthquakes, He will spoil the whole land. Then His redeemed people will exalt His name and make it glorious in the earth. Shall not those who are living in the last remnant of this earth's history become intelligent in regard to God's lessons?--10MR 240, 241 (1899).  {LDE 240.2}

         The One who has stood as our Intercessor; who hears all penitential prayers and confessions; who is represented with a rainbow, the symbol of grace and love, encircling His head, is soon to cease His work in the heavenly sanctuary. Grace and mercy will then descend from the throne, and justice will take their place. He for whom His people have looked will assume His right--the office of Supreme Judge.--RH Jan. 1, 1889.  {LDE 240.3}

         In all the Bible, God is presented not only as a Being of mercy and benevolence, but as a God of strict and impartial justice.--ST March 24, 1881.  {LDE 240.4}


    The Certainty of God's Judgments

         God's love is represented in our day as being of such a character as would forbid His destroying the sinner. Men reason from their own low standard of right and justice. "Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself" (Ps. 50:21). They measure God by themselves. They reason as to how they would act under the circumstances and decide God would do as they imagine they would do. . . .  {LDE 240.5}

         In no kingdom or government is it left to the lawbreakers to say what punishment is to be executed against those who have broken the law. All we have, all the bounties of His grace which we possess, we owe to God. The aggravating character of sin against such a God cannot be estimated any more than the heavens can be measured with a span. God is a moral governor as well as a Father. He is the Lawgiver. He makes and executes His laws. Law that has no penalty is of no force.  {LDE 241.1}

         The plea may be made that a loving Father would not see His children suffering the punishment of God by fire while He had the power to relieve them. But God would, for the good of His subjects and for their safety, punish the transgressor. God does not work on the plan of man. He can do infinite justice that man has no right to do before his fellow man. Noah would have displeased God to have drowned one of the scoffers and mockers that harassed him, but God drowned the vast world. Lot would have had no right to inflict punishment on his sons-in-law, but God would do it in strict justice.  {LDE 241.2}

         Who will say God will not do what He says He will do?--12MR 207-209; 10MR 265 (1876).  {LDE 241.3}


    Judgments Come When God Removes His Protection

         I was shown that the judgments of God would not come directly out from the Lord upon them, but in this way: They place themselves beyond His protection. He warns, corrects, reproves, and points out the only path of safety; then, if those who have been the objects of His special care will follow their own course, independent of the Spirit of God, after repeated warnings, if they choose their own way, then He does not commission His angels to prevent Satan's decided attacks upon them.  {LDE 242.1}

         It is Satan's power that is at work at sea and on land, bringing calamity and distress and sweeping off multitudes to make sure of his prey.--14MR 3 (1883).  {LDE 242.2}

         God will use His enemies as instruments to punish those who have followed their own pernicious ways whereby the truth of God has been misrepresented, misjudged, and dishonored.--PC 136 (1894).  {LDE 242.3}

          Already the Spirit of God, insulted, refused, abused, is being withdrawn from the earth. Just as fast as God's Spirit is taken away, Satan's cruel work will be done upon land and sea.--Ms 134, 1898.  {LDE 242.4}

         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.--GC 614 (1911).  {LDE 242.5}


    At Times Holy Angels Exercise Destructive Power 

    [THE SINNER MUST HIMSELF BEAR FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PUNISHMENT THAT IS METED OUT TO HIM. ELLEN WHITE STATES, "GOD DESTROYS NO ONE. THE SINNER DESTROYS HIMSELF BY HIS OWN IMPENITENCE." 5T 120. SEE FURTHER THE GREAT CONTROVERSY, PP. 25-37.]

         God's judgments were awakened against Jericho. It was a stronghold. But the Captain of the Lord's host Himself came from heaven to lead the armies of heaven in an attack upon the city. Angels of God laid hold of the massive walls and brought them to the ground.--3T 264 (1873).  {LDE 243.1}

         Under God the angels are all-powerful. On one occasion, in obedience to the command of Christ, they slew of the Assyrian army in one night one hundred and eighty-five thousand men.--DA 700 (1898).  {LDE 243.2}

         The same angel who had come from the royal courts to rescue Peter had been the messenger of wrath and judgment to Herod. The angel smote Peter to arouse him from slumber. It was with a different stroke that he smote the wicked king, laying low his pride and bringing upon him the punishment of the Almighty. Herod died in great agony of mind and body, under the retributive judgment of God.--AA 152 (1911).  {LDE 243.3}

         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.--GC 614 (1911).  {LDE 243.4}


    The First Two Plagues

         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 (Rev. 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" [Rev. 16:2, 3].--GC 627, 628 (1911).  {LDE 244.1}

         The plagues were falling upon the inhabitants of the earth. Some were denouncing God and cursing Him. Others rushed to the people of God and begged to be taught how they might escape His judgments. But the saints had nothing for them. The last tear for sinners had been shed, the last agonizing prayer offered, the last burden borne, the last warning given.--EW 281 (1858).  {LDE 244.2}


    The Third Plague

         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.--EW 36, 37 (1851).  {LDE 245.1}

         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" (Rev. 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.--GC 628 (1911).  {LDE 245.2}


    The Fourth Plague

         In the plague that follows, power is given to the sun "to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat" (Rev. 16:8, 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).  {LDE 245.3}

         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.--GC 628, 629 (1911).  {LDE 246.1}


    The Fifth Plague

         With shouts of triumph, jeering, and imprecation, 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. Then a rainbow, shining with the glory from the throne of God, spans the heavens, and seems to encircle each praying company. The angry multitudes are suddenly arrested. Their mocking cries die away. The objects of their murderous rage are forgotten. With fearful forebodings they gaze upon the symbol of God's covenant, and long to be shielded from its overpowering brightness. . . .  {LDE 246.2}

         It is at midnight that God manifests His power for the deliverance of His people. The sun appears, shining in its strength. Signs and wonders follow in quick succession. The wicked look with terror and amazement on the scene, while the righteous behold with solemn joy the tokens of their deliverance.--GC 635, 636 (1911).  {LDE 246.3}

    God's Law Appears in the Sky

         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.--GC 639 (1911).  {LDE 247.1}

    The Lost Condemn Their False Shepherds

         Church members who have seen the light and been convicted, but who have trusted the salvation of their souls to the minister, will learn in the day of God that no other soul can pay the ransom for their transgression. A terrible cry will be raised, "I am lost, eternally lost." Men will feel as though they could rend in pieces the ministers who have preached falsehoods and condemned the truth.--4BC 1157 (1900).  {LDE 247.2}

         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.--GC 655, 656 (1911).  {LDE 247.3}

         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 [Eze. 9:6], 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.--5T 211 (1882).  {LDE 248.1}

         God's Word is made of none effect by false shepherds. . . . Their work will soon react upon themselves. Then will be witnessed the scenes described in Revelation 18 when the judgments of God shall fall upon mystical Babylon.--Ms 60, 1900.  {LDE 248.2}


    The Sixth Plague

         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.--GC 624 (1911).  {LDE 248.3}

         The Spirit of God is gradually withdrawing from the world. Satan is also mustering his forces of evil, going forth "unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world," to gather them under his banner, to be trained for "the battle of that great day of God Almighty" [Rev. 16:14].--7BC 983 (1890).  {LDE 249.1}

         After John's description in Revelation 16 of that miracle-working power which was to gather the world to the last great conflict, the symbols are dropped and the trumpet voice once more gives a certain sound: "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame" [Rev. 16:15]. After the transgression of Adam and Eve they were naked, for the garment of light and security had departed from them.  {LDE 249.2}

         The world will have forgotten the admonition and warnings of God as did the inhabitants of the Noatic world, as did also the dwellers in Sodom. They awoke with all their plans and inventions of iniquity, but suddenly the shower of fire came from heaven and consumed the godless inhabitants. "Thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed" [Luke 17:30].--14MR 96, 97 (1896).  {LDE 249.3}


    The Last Great Battle Between Good and Evil

    Two great opposing powers are revealed in the last great battle. On one side stands the Creator of heaven and earth. All on His side bear His signet. They are obedient to His commands. On the other side stands the prince of darkness, with those who have chosen apostasy and rebellion.--7BC 982, 983 (1901).  {LDE 249.4}

         A terrible conflict is before us. We are nearing the battle of the great day of God Almighty. That which has been held in control is to be let loose. The angel of mercy is folding her wings, preparing to step down from the throne and leave the world to the control of Satan. The principalities and powers of earth are in bitter revolt against the God of heaven. They are filled with hatred against those who serve Him, and soon, very soon, will be fought the last great battle between good and evil. The earth is to be the battle field--the scene of the final contest and the final victory. Here, where for so long Satan has led men against God, rebellion is to be forever suppressed.--RH May 13, 1902.  {LDE 250.1}

         The battles waging between the two armies are as real as those fought by the armies of this world, and on the issue of the spiritual conflict eternal destinies depend.--PK 176 (c. 1914).  {LDE 250.2}


    All the World Will Be Gathered on One Side or the Other

         All the world will be on one side or the other of the question. The battle of Armageddon will be fought. And that day must find none of us sleeping. Wide awake we must be, as wise virgins having oil in our vessels with our lamps. The power of the Holy Ghost must be upon us and the Captain of the Lord's host will stand at the head of the angels of heaven to direct the battle.--3SM 426 (1890).  {LDE 250.3}

         The enmity of Satan against good will be manifested more and more as he brings his forces into activity in his last work of rebellion, and every soul that is not fully surrendered to God and kept by divine power will form an alliance with Satan against heaven and join in battle against the Ruler of the universe.--TM 465 (1892).  {LDE 251.1}

         Soon all the inhabitants of the earth will have taken sides, either for or against the government of heaven.--7T 141 (1902).  {LDE 251.2}


    The Seventh Plague

         We need to study the pouring out of the seventh vial [Rev. 16:17-21]. The powers of evil will not yield up the conflict without a struggle. But Providence has a part to act in the battle of Armageddon. When the earth is lighted with the glory of the angel of Revelation eighteen, the religious elements, good and evil, will awake from slumber, and the armies of the living God will take the field.--7BC 983 (1899).  {LDE 251.3}

         The battle of Armageddon is soon to be fought. He on whose vesture is written the name, King of kings and Lord of lords, leads forth the armies of heaven on white horses, clothed in fine linen, clean and white [Rev. 19:11-16].--7BC 982 (1899).  {LDE 251.4}

         The whole earth heaves and swells like the waves of the sea. Its surface is breaking up. Its very foundations seem to be giving way. Mountain chains are sinking. Inhabited islands disappear. The seaports that have become like Sodom for wickedness, are swallowed up by the angry waters. . . . The proudest cities of the earth are laid low. The lordly palaces, upon which the world's great men have lavished their wealth in order to glorify themselves, are crumbling to ruin before their eyes. Prison walls are rent asunder, and God's people, who have been held in bondage for their faith, are set free.--GC 637 (1911).  {LDE 251.5}


    The Seven Last Plagues and the Righteous (The Great Time of Trouble, Part 2)

    The Great Time of Trouble Begins After Probation's Close

    When Christ shall cease His work as mediator in man's behalf, then this time of trouble will begin. Then the case of every soul will have been decided, and there will be no atoning blood to cleanse from sin. When Jesus leaves His position as man's intercessor before God the solemn announcement is made, "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" (Rev. 22:11). Then the restraining Spirit of God is withdrawn from the earth.--PP 201 (1890).  {LDE 253.1}

    God's People Are Prepared for the Trying Hour Before Them

    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.  {LDE 253.2}

         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. . . . 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.--GC 613, 614 (1911).  {LDE 254.1}

    Terrible Beyond Comprehension

         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. . . .  {LDE 254.2}

         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.--GC 621, 622 (1911).  {LDE 254.3}

         When Jesus leaves the most holy His restraining Spirit is withdrawn from rulers and people. They are left to the control of evil angels. Then such laws will be made by the counsel and direction of Satan that, unless time should be very short, no flesh could be saved.--1T 204 (1859).  {LDE 255.1}

    Many Laid to Rest Before Time of Trouble

         It is not always safe to ask for unconditional healing. . . . He knows whether or not those for whom petitions are offered would be able to endure the trial and test that would come upon them if they lived. He knows the end from the beginning. Many will be laid away to sleep before the fiery ordeal of the time of trouble shall come upon our world.--CH 375 (1897).  {LDE 255.2}

         The Lord has often instructed me that many little ones are to be laid away before the time of trouble. We shall see our children again. We shall meet them and know them in the heavenly courts.--2SM 259 (1899).  {LDE 255.3}

                     

    Satan's Goal: Destroy All Sabbathkeepers

         Says the great deceiver: . . . "Our principal concern is to silence this sect of Sabbathkeepers. . . . We will finally have a law to exterminate all who will not submit to our authority."--TM 472, 473 (1884).  {LDE 255.4}

         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.--TM 37 (1893).  {LDE 255.5}

         The remnant church will be brought into great trial and distress. Those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus will feel the ire of the dragon and his hosts. Satan numbers the world as his subjects. He has gained control of the apostate churches; but here is a little company that are resisting his supremacy. If he could blot them from the earth, his triumph would be complete. 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.--9T 231 (1909).  {LDE 256.1}

    Arguments Used Against God's People

         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.--EW 36 (1851).  {LDE 256.2}

         When the angel of mercy folds her wings and departs Satan will do the evil deeds he has long wished to do. Storm and tempest, war and bloodshed--in these things he delights, and thus he gathers in his harvest. And so completely will men be deceived by him that they will declare that these calamities are the result of the desecration of the first day of the week. From the pulpits of the popular churches will be heard the statement that the world is being punished because Sunday is not honored as it should be.--RH Sept. 17, 1901.  {LDE 256.3}

         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." . . . This argument will appear conclusive.--GC 615 (1911).  {LDE 257.1}

    Death for All Who Do Not Honor Sunday

         A decree went forth to slay the saints, which caused them to cry day and night for deliverance.--EW 36, 37 (1851).  {LDE 257.2}

         As Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon issued a decree that all who would not bow down and worship this image should be killed, so a proclamation will be made that all who will not reverence the Sunday institution will be punished with imprisonment and death. . . . Let all read carefully the thirteenth chapter of Revelation, for it concerns every human agent, great and small.--14MR 91 (1896).  {LDE 257.3}

         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.--HP 344 (1908).  {LDE 257.4}

         The powers of earth, uniting to war against the commandments of God, will decree that "all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond" (Rev. 13:16), shall conform to the customs of the church by the observance of the false sabbath. All who refuse compliance will be visited with civil penalties, and it will finally be declared that they are deserving of death.--GC 604 (1911).  {LDE 257.5}

         Especially will the wrath of man be aroused against those who hallow the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and at last a universal decree will denounce these as deserving of death.--PK 512 (c. 1914).  {LDE 258.1}

    Death Decree Similar to That Issued by Ahasuerus

         The decree that will finally go forth against the remnant people of God will be very similar to that issued by Ahasuerus against the Jews. Today the enemies of the true church see in the little company keeping the Sabbath commandment, a Mordecai at the gate. The reverence of God's people for His law is a constant rebuke to those who have cast off the fear of the Lord and are trampling on His Sabbath.--PK 605 (c. 1914).  {LDE 258.2}

         I saw the leading men of the earth consulting together, and Satan and his angels busy around them. I saw a writing, copies of which were scattered in different parts of the land, giving orders that unless the saints should yield their peculiar faith, give up the Sabbath, and observe the first day of the week, the people were at liberty after a certain time, to put them to death.--EW 282, 283 (1858).  {LDE 258.3}

         If the people of God will put their trust in Him and by faith rely upon His power, the devices of Satan will be defeated in our time as signally as in the days of Mordecai.--ST Feb. 22, 1910.  {LDE 259.1}

    The Remnant Make God Their Defense

         "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" [Dan. 12:1]. When this time of trouble comes, every case is decided; there is no longer probation, no longer mercy for the impenitent. The seal of the living God is upon His people.  {LDE 259.2}

         This small remnant, unable to defend themselves in the deadly conflict with the powers of earth that are marshaled by the dragon host, make God their defense. The decree has been passed by the highest earthly authority that they shall worship the beast and receive his mark under pain of persecution and death. May God help His people now, for what can they then do in such a fearful conflict without His assistance!--5T 212, 213 (1882).  {LDE 259.3}

    God's People Flee the Cities; Many Imprisoned

         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. . . . 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.--GC 626 (1911).  {LDE 259.4}

         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.--GC 631 (1911).  {LDE 260.1}

         The people of God are not at this time all in one place. They are in different companies and in all parts of the earth; and they will be tried singly, not in groups. Every one must stand the test for himself.--4BC 1143 (1908).  {LDE 260.2}

         The faith of individual members of the church will be tested as though there were not another person in the world.--7BC 983 (1890).  {LDE 260.3}

    Houses and Lands of No Use

         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, and at that time their possessions cannot be disposed of to advance the cause of present truth. . . .  {LDE 261.1}

         I saw that if any held on to their property, and did not inquire of the Lord as to their duty, He would not make duty known, and they would be permitted to keep their property, and in the time of trouble it would come up before them like a mountain to crush them, and they would try to dispose of it, but would not be able. . . . But if they desired to be taught, He would teach them, in a time of need, when to sell and how much to sell.--EW 56, 57 (1851).  {LDE 261.2}

         It is too late now to cling to worldly treasures. Soon unnecessary houses and lands will be of no benefit to anyone, for the curse of God will rest more and more heavily upon the earth. The call comes, "Sell that ye have, and give alms" [Luke 12:33]. This message should be faithfully borne--urged home to the hearts of the people--that God's own property may be returned to Him in offerings to advance His work in the world.--16MR 348 (1901).  {LDE 261.3}

    Like the Time of Jacob's Trouble

         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 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.--GC 615, 616 (1911).  {LDE 261.4}

         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. . . . 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.--GC 630 (1911).  {LDE 262.1}

         Jacob's experience during that night of wrestling and anguish represents the trial through which the people of God must pass just before Christ's second coming. The prophet Jeremiah, in holy vision looking down to this time, said, "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" (Jer. 30:5-7).--PP 201 (1890).  {LDE 262.2}

    The Righteous Have No Concealed Wrongs to Reveal

         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.--GC 620 (1911).  {LDE 263.1}

         God's people . . . will have a deep sense of their shortcomings, and as they review their lives their hopes will sink. But remembering the greatness of God's mercy, and their own sincere repentance, they will plead His promises made through Christ to helpless, repenting sinners. Their faith will not fail because their prayers are not immediately answered. They will lay hold of the strength of God, as Jacob laid hold of the Angel, and the language of their souls will be, "I will not let Thee go, except Thou bless me."--PP 202 (1890).  {LDE 263.2}


    Anonymous Pastor:

    (In 1980 a young man from Rwanda was forced by his tribe to either renounce Christ or face certain death. He refused to renounce Christ, and he was killed on the spot. The night before he had written the following commitment which was found in his room :)

    I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I'm a disciple of His. I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.

    My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I'm finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.

    I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.

    My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

    I won't give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, preached up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problems recognizing me - my banner will be clear!

    God requires the training of the mental faculties. They need to be so cultivated that we can, if necessary, set the truth before the highest earthly powers to the glory of God. The converting power of God upon heart and character is also needed every day. Self-discipline must be carried on by every one who claims to be a child of God; for it is in this way that the mind and will are brought into subjection to the mind and will of God. Decided discipline in the cause of the Lord will accomplish more than eloquence and the most brilliant talents. An ordinary mind, well trained, will accomplish more and higher work than the most educated mind and the greatest talents, without self-control.

    A mere profession of the truth is of no value. The soul that would become a partaker of the divine nature must grasp firmly the principles of truth, and personally appropriate and absorb the rich nourishment to be derived therefrom. In purpose and will, the human agent must co-operate with God. Self is to be corrected of all its defects. The vine that is trailing upon the ground, and clinging to the stumps and rubbish within its reach, must have its tendrils cut away from these earthly supports, and find its true support in entwining about God.

    Much is said in the epistles of being sound in the faith. This should teach us the necessity of caution. We must not weave into our experience our own inclinations and strong traits of character. This will misrepresent the precious, elevating, ennobling principles of truth, and lead others astray. Soundness in the faith means more than many discern. It means to correct every error that exists in our thoughts and actions, lest we corrupt the word of God.

    There are needed for this time well-balanced minds, healthy, wholesome Christians. Many of those who profess Christ have a sickly experience. They cannot bear anything unfavorable. They lose heart if they think they are in any way slighted or hurt, if their brethren have not been as tender with them as they think they should be. The Great Physician would, by his infinite skill, restore them to sound moral health; but the patient refuses to take the prescription he offers. These persons may apply the word of God to their case for a short time, but they do not become doers of that word. They soon come under influences which suit their natural tastes and counteract all they have gained.

    Separated and consecrated to Jesus Christ, the soul finds joy and peace. Christ does not leave us in our weakness and inefficiency, but, gathering us in the arms of his mercy, binds us to his great heart of infinite love. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Here is Christ’s work; will you, the human agent, co-operate with him? “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

    This is a place which is dedicated to serving all who seek to worship and serve the Heavenly Father in Spirit and Truth. Here is a great song, click here to hear it on YouTube: If THAT isn't Love!

    The materials on this website were not written to condemn anyone, nor were they written to promote any man. Only Jesus, the true witness of God His Father.

    I would encourage you to thoroughly search out the references given. I'm not claiming perfection in my understandings or practices. I'm only desiring the truth...and the grace from above to walk it out. 

    How often in biblical history is majority ever right? How many were saved in Noah's Ark? How many will be saved in GOD's ark of Truth in these last days? In all of God's grand universe and many worlds, the FAITHFUL people of GOD are in the majority. But on earth now, I am afraid it is only a few and a little flock that will be saved out of, compared to the billions of people on this planet today.

    Jesus says in Luke 12:32, "Fear not,
    LITTLE FLOCK; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." And in Matthew 7:14 it says, "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it." Notice it says there are "FEW" and that it's a "LITTLE FLOCK" of followers that actually get to go to Heaven and inherit the Kingdom of GOD.

    So please prayerfully consider what I have to share, and if you think I'm in error, please email me here and let me know. I only want the truth!


    Deuteronomy 8:19 (KJV 1900) "And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish."

    The beauty of believing in Jehovah...simply means submitting yourself in peace to the Absolute One Living GOD in the NAME of Jesus, His only begotten Son. If a person follows the Bible's Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule, then he/she is a True Believer in Jehovah and s/he is a Righteous person. The Golden Rule: Matthew 7:12 "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." Jesus' death paid a ransom to Satan, allowing God to rescue those under Satan's bondage through the name of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Salvation is a free gift from GOD, the debt has been paid for you and me by Jesus at the cross of Calvary.

    There are only two choices available: stand for Christ or stand for Satan. And though this decision needing to be made is somewhat harsh and severe, and we would much rather pretend that this battle is non-existent and live for ourselves and pleasure, we must not forget that this is reality! The battle between Christ and Satan is real—whether we like it or not. One side is fighting for the salvation of man—having already paid its great price—while the other is fighting against it. What side, what purpose, do you want to aid? What side are we going to join and finally start fighting for? The victory over evil and Satan should be all that concerns and interests us. We should use our lives, our minds, our strength, for the Lord Jesus Christ. There is blessing in living for Him. The Master said, “He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” Matthew 10:39. The soul will be satisfied when it is lived for Jesus, the Son of God who died for him. That which was sought for will be found. The individual will find life. (See also John 12:25) If we live for self we will be living according to the lust of the flesh—the lust of our nature. We will do what feels good to our nature. These lusts, however, are deceitful. (See Ephesians 4:22; Titus 3:3 & Ephesians 2:3) This is so because, though they appear to bring us pleasure, in reality, they bring death. “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die…” Romans 8:13. Our nature lusts after sin. (See Romans 6:6, 17, 20, 21; Ephesians 2:3 & Galatians 5:24) And so, these lusts lead to death. (See Galatians 5:19-21 & 2 Peter 2:9, 10)

    Dear friend, the lives of every individual is being recorded in heaven. What will your record reveal? Was your life used for Christ? Will it be shown that you worked and sacrificed for Him? The end of this life is fast approaching, and these records will soon be reviewed. Now is the time to take your stand alongside Christ in His army and fight for Him. You cannot go back and forth from Christ’s camp to Satan’s. The Bible says, “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” 1 Corinthians 10:21. Regardless of how attractive “the cup” of Satan, and “the table” of Satan, may be, remember that Satan’s way only leads to eternal death—eternal separation from God. To reject this “cup”—which others may appear to be enjoying—and to reject eating at the “table” so many are partaking of, IS TO BE BLESSED! You can only belong to one side. Which side will you choose? To accomplish your own dreams and goals is not important. To accomplish Christ’s work is! Saving the lost is all that matters.

    “And, behold, I come quickly: and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Revelation 22:12.

    Sinful Saints?

    What would you think if you found out that more than half of all the people who attend Church were not really Christians? As startling as this idea may appear, recent research indicates it is a hard reality for American Churches.

    Researcher George Barna has discovered the disturbing fact that one half of all adults who attend Protestant churches on a typical Sunday or Saturday morning are not truly Christian. If this was not shocking enough, we are confronted with the fact that out of the 83% of Americans who claim to be Christian, only about 10% or less are truly saved. It is little wonder that one Southern Baptist Minister recently said: 

    "The greatest mission field on the face of the earth is [the] Churches" -Paul Washer, President of Heart Cry Ministries

    This study is in harmony with the Bible where one of the disciples asked Jesus in Luke 13:23-25 (KJV) "Then said one unto him, Lord, are there FEW that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for MANY, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall NOT be able." And also in Matthew 7:13-15 (KJV)
    Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
    "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and
    MANY there be which go in there at: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it
    . Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."

    When the question was asked if there were many that should be saved, Christ said, “Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, ... and few there be which go in there at” [Matthew 7:14]. Why? Because “wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat” [Verse 13]. They do not need to hunt to find it; they do not need to seek; they do not need to strive. They can drift with the current of the world. They have the maxims; they have their standard; they have the spirit of the world. The line of demarcation between saint and sinner is obliterated.

    Now, if God has ever spoken..., unless there is a reformation all through our churches, unless your eyes are opened by the baptism of the Holy Ghost, you will be lost just as surely as was Judas. You would sell your Lord just as readily as Judas sold Him for 30 pieces of silver, because Satan comes in with his temptations. His temptation is a bribe: All this will I give thee if thou wilt worship me. And many who suppose themselves loyal will sell their precious souls to Satan; and the things that are of interest, and that will live through eternal ages, are made a matter of minor consideration. You call the world an atom and you call an atom the world. You get that atom right before you, seeking for supremacy in these things, and talk of principles being maintained while worldly customs and worldly, unprincipled dealing is entered into and called principle to be maintained. Ungodly ambition is taking possession of the man not having an eye single to the glory of God but first for the glory of self. You get yourself and this atom right between you and your God, and you do not bring eternity into your reckoning.

    Brethren and sisters, we had better come to our senses now, without delay. We had better cry for the vitalizing power of God to come upon us, and cure us of our spiritual paralysis. And, unless there is a thorough arousing, and you begin to cry unto God and change your course of action, you will be rated either with the unbeliever or you will be in that position that you have a name to live while you are dead; and your influence in the world is a living curse. Just because of your profession you lead people in the road to death and hell, and the account that God is to settle with you in the judgment you will not want the court to meet, for it decides your case forever.

    We are here for a purpose. Here are souls to save. There is a voice to be raised among the people of God. “Cry aloud, spare not.” Why, what is it? What is the matter? “Show my people,”—Oh, it is God’s professed people, is it?—“their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins” [Isaiah 58:1]. 
    Sermons and Talks Volume One, Page 175


    It is a sad and sobering fact to realize that millions of professing Christians are dying utterly lost, not knowing true salvation or how to truly be saved or rather how to become "one" with GOD & Jesus, our Saviour's. This website combats this vast deception by leading the reader into the truth of what it means to be a Christian.  If you don't read anything else from this page, be sure to find out: ARE YOU SAVED? Or in better words, is Christ or Satan living inside you? ARE YOU SURE? 

    Being a christian is a battle you win, by surrender. Surrendering your will completely to GOD's will.

    What you are surrendering, is our sinful nature, inherited from Adam, to be controlled by the living GOD of Heaven, instead of by the devil, the god of this world. The devil lost at the cross of Calvery when Jesus died for ALL sinners, and was raised back to life, to live forever by His Father, our one and only immortal GOD. The old devil still wants to keep as many people deceived as he can, then He won't have to suffer for their sins, they will! Don't be tricked by the devil! Study to know the truth for yourself! GOD gave us a hope, a promise for eternal life & more wealth than the richest person in this world, if we choose to believe in and copy Jesus, instead of the devil.

    Someone under the influence of an evil spirit will not be excused for wicked behavior on Judgement Day by saying, “But God, the devil made me do it,” because Jesus said, “You are of your father the devil, and it is your will to gratify the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks lies, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44).


    Do you want to be an ambassador and representative for the Kingdom of GOD? The Ten Commandments is the perpetual royal law that governs GOD's universe. Give prominence to the GOD's law, its precepts, and its threatenings. GOD promises to make us SONS and DAUGHTERS of HIS! He will adopt us! His riches are then OUR riches! GOD owns this world. ALL of His riches are at our disposal, if we only believe in and copy His only Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour from sin.


    If you SINCERELY SEEK the KINGDOM OF GOD, & RIGHT DOING, EVERYTHING else will be given you! Matthew 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and ALL THESE THINGS shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:32-34 (in Context) Matthew 6:31 says, "So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'"

    King David said, "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." Psalm 37:25. "So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but
    the things we cannot see will last forever." 2 Corinthians 4:18

    It really is not WHAT you know, but WHO you know! Do you know Jesus's Daddy, the living eternal, immortal GOD of HEAVEN? Do you know Jesus? John 17:3 (KJV) says, "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the ONLY true God, AND Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." GOD is our Father and holds out to us the offer of partnership with Him. 

    As a father takes his son into partnership in his business, so the Lord takes His children into partnership

     with Himself....

    "God will never enter into partnership with worldlings. Christ gives everyone his choice: Will you have Me or the world? Will you suffer reproach and shame, be peculiar, and zealous of good works, even if hated of the world, and take My name, or will you choose the esteem, the honor, the applause and profits the world has to give, and have no part in Me? “Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

    The world took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus. Sinful men, repentant, pardoned, cleansed, and sanctified, were brought into partnership with God through His Son. The believers sought earnestly to receive and obey every word of God. Filled with love for their Redeemer, they sought as their highest aim to win souls to Him. They did not think of hoarding the precious treasure of the grace of Christ. They felt the importance of their calling, and, weighted with the message, Peace on earth, good will to men, they burned with desire to carry the glad tidings to the earth’s remotest bounds.

      
    Claim this promise: "Him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out." (John 6:37) PRESENT THIS ASSURANCE TO JESUS, AND YOU ARE AS SAFE AS THOUGH INSIDE THE CITY OF GOD" (Manuscript Releases, vol. 10, p. 175). This promise is conditional....sincerely seeking GOD, in the NAME of Jesus, is the KEY here.


    Young men and women need more of the grace of Christ that they may bring the principles of Christianity into the daily life. The preparation for Christ's coming is a preparation made through Christ for the exercise of our highest qualities.... But there is a positive need of keeping close to Jesus. He is our strength and efficiency and power. We can NOT depend on SELF for one moment.

    Young men and young women, exercise your ability with faithfulness, generously imparting the light that God gives you. Study how best to give to others peace, and light, and truth, and the many rich blessings of heaven. Constantly improve. Keep reaching higher and still higher. It is the ability to put to the tax the powers of mind and body, ever keeping eternal realities in view, that is of value now.... Persevere in the work that you have begun, until you gain victory after victory. Educate yourselves for a purpose. Keep in view the highest standard that you may accomplish greater and still greater good, thus reflecting the glory of God.


    The question we need to ask first is "Who is a Christian?" Many young people believe they are Christians because their parents are Christians or they aren't Jewish, so they must be Christians.

    Aren't you a Christian if you go to church and at some point went up front in response to an alter call? Jesus said that people are Christians if they believe in Him. 1) Jesus also indicated that those who believed would hear His voice and follow Him. 2) Part of the process of following Jesus is to repent. Repentance is a fancy Christian word that means to turn from one's sins and go in the opposite direction (righteousness). Jesus said that those who do not repent will perish. 3) Jesus also indicated what kind of commitment one should make to be considered His disciple:

    Then He [Jesus] said to them all: "If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?" (Luke 9:23-25)

    So, Jesus made it quite clear that a casual confession of "faith" isn't going to cut it. One who really believes in Jesus will follow Him as their ultimate purpose in life. Now that we have a clear understanding of who is a Christian, we can go back to the original question. Can there be SINFUL SAINTS?

    "Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh." People are now settling to rest, imagining themselves secure under the popular churches; but let all beware, lest there is a place left open for the enemy to gain an entrance. Great pains should be taken to keep this subject before the people. The solemn fact is to be kept not only before the people of the world, but before our own churches also, that the day of the Lord will come suddenly, unexpectedly. The fearful warning of the prophecy is addressed to every soul. Let no one feel that he is secure from the danger of being surprised. Let no one's interpretation of prophecy rob you of the conviction of the knowledge of events which show that this great event is near at hand. SPTED 107


    The Christian's hope is as an anchor to the soul, both sure and steadfast, and entereth into that which is within the veil, whither Christ the forerunner is for us entered. We have an individual work to do to prepare for the great events that are before us. The youth should seek God more earnestly. The tempest is coming, and we must get ready for its fury, by having repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord will arise to shake terribly the earth. We shall see troubles on all sides. Thousands of ships will be hurled into the depths of the sea. Navies will go down, and human lives will be sacrificed by millions. Fires will break out unexpectedly, and no human effort will be able to quench them. The palaces of earth will be swept away in the fury of the flames. Disasters by rail will become more and more frequent; confusion, collision, and death without a moment's warning will occur on the great lines of travel. The end is near, probation is closing. Oh, let us seek God while he may be found, call upon him while he is near! The prophet says: "Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgement; seek righteousness, seek meekness; it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger." ST APR.21,1890


    Jacob and Esau represent two classes. Jacob, the righteous; and Esau, the wicked. Jacob's night of wrestling and anguish represents the time of trouble through which the people of God must pass just prior to the second coming of Christ. Jeremiah refers to this time: "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." Daniel, in prophetic vision looking down to this point, says: "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." Isaiah speaks of the same time: "Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy door about thee, hide thyself 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; the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain." ST NOV.27,1879

    Satan is Subtle

    Those who receive the mark of the beast, 666,  (666=Satan's false doctrines) will NOT obey ALL TEN COMMANDMENTS, the Royal & Perpetual Law of GOD found in the Bible: Exodus 20:1-17 (KJV).

    "While good works will not save even one soul, yet it is impossible for even one soul to be saved without good works". Selected Messages, bk. 1, p. 377


    For over 1,600 years, there has been, and is today, lots of people who are aniti-Christ and don't even know it; because they are worshiping "another Jesus". When the Antichrist comes, that is, the Beast, he will seek for all men to worship him, including all the churches and different denominational groups. 

    Satan himself is now and will be disguised as Jesus Christ. He will look EXACTLY like the true Jesus. Satan does NOT look like a little red devil with horns and a tail...that is only ANOTHER lie he tells to deceive people. He looks like the True JESUS! Scary isn't it?

    It is
    easy to tell them apart though. Satan, the other fake Jesus look alike, will teach you NOT to obey all TEN of GOD's perpetual Royal Ten Commandment laws. The TRUE Jesus will teach you to obey all ten. 

    "Under a religious guise, Satan will seek to extend his influence over the Christian world." (The Great Controversy, p. 464).


    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 who 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. GC11 624

    Jesus says in John 15:10, "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love." And James 1:25 (KJV) "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."

    2 Corinthians 11:12-15 the apostle Paul said: "But what I am doing, I will continue to do, that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds."

    Millions of people are now, today worshiping "another Jesus". Ever wonder why, if so many people go to church they still keep sinning? They are unconverted. You cannot keep from sinning without the TRUE GOD's help thru His Son Jesus. So if you unknowingly worship ANOTHER Jesus, STOP IT NOW! The Bible says in Isaiah 45:5, "I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:" Which means that he helps us, while we are unknowingly committing sin, but when we know to do better and don't, then we are held accountable.

    One reason they keep sinning is because they are (many unknowingly, see Isaiah 9:16, Hosea 4:6, Matthew 15:9, 2 John 1:7, 2 Timothy 2:19) worshiping the other false Jesus who is the devil himself! Don't be deceived! You are now warned! To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Most Preachers/false prophets are teaching false doctrines. Satan does NOT want us to stop sinning!

    The stage is now being set. Many denominational church group's membership is with the UN, which is the "one-world government" of the Beast (666) power that the Bible teaches against! Luke 6:26, “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” There you have it! The Bible says it all! Jesus said that nearly everyone speaks well of false prophets!

    Deuteronomy 13:1-3: "If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,' you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the Lord your God is testing you to find out if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul." And 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12: "And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness."

    If a preacher/false prophet tells you that you don't have to obey all TEN of GOD's royal perpetual Ten Commandment laws, GOD's royal law of Heaven and earth, they ARE a FALSE preacher. The ONLY way to find the TRUE JESUS, instead of "another Jesus" is to study the Bible, fast and pray. Start by turning your Bibles to John 17:3 and 
    2 Cor 11:1-4. 

    The Bible says in 2 John 1:7 "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist". If you ask your preacher, "Did God really send His Only begotten Son to save me who was first born of GOD prior to being born of the virgin Mary? GOD had to have a Son to be able to give a Son, right? Most preachers today will say, no, Jesus only was a Human Son, and that Jesus did not "completely" die on the cross..that a piece of Jesus stayed alive. This is blasphemy, and denies Jesus. They will tell you it is too "confusing, just believe, go to church, get others to come and give them donations. Don't worry about who GOD is." However, the TRUTH of the matter is, there is SIMPLICITY in the gospel of the kingdom of Heaven: To KNOW GOD is to LOVE HIM!

    The Lost Condemn Their False Shepherds

    Church members who have seen the light and been convicted, but who have trusted the salvation of their souls to the minister, will learn in the day of God that no other soul can pay the ransom for their transgression. A terrible cry will be raised, "I am lost, eternally lost." Men will feel as though they could rend in pieces the ministers who have preached falsehoods and condemned the truth.--4BC 1157 (1900).

    In the end, 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.--GC 655, 656 (1911).

    GOD DESTROYS NO ONE. THE SINNER DESTROYS HIMSELF

    THE SINNER MUST HIMSELF BEAR FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PUNISHMENT THAT IS METED OUT TO HIM. ELLEN WHITE STATES, "GOD DESTROYS NO ONE. THE SINNER DESTROYS HIMSELF BY HIS OWN IMPENITENCE." 5T 120.

    "I saw that the angels of God were never to control the will.  God sets before man life and death.  He can have his choice.  Many desire life, but continue to walk in the broad road, because they have not chosen life.

    I saw the mercy and compassion of God in giving his Son to die for guilty man.  Those who will not choose to accept salvation which has been so dearly purchased for them, must be punished.  Beings whom God created have chosen to rebel against his government; but I saw that God did not shut them up in hell to endure endless misery.  He could not take them to heaven; for to bring them into the company of the pure and holy would make them perfectly miserable.  God will not take them to heaven, neither will he cause them to suffer eternally.  He will destroy them utterly, and cause them to be as though they had not been, and then his justice will be satisfied.  He formed man out of the dust of the earth, and the disobedient and unholy will be consumed by fire, and return to dust again.  I saw that the benevolence and compassion of God in this, should lead all to admire his character, and to adore him; and after the wicked shall be destroyed from off the earth, all the heavenly host will say, Amen!

    Satan looked with great satisfaction upon those who professed the name of Christ, and were closely adhering to these delusions formed by himself.  His work is to still form new delusions.  His power increases, and he grows more artful.  He led on his representatives, the popes and the priests, to exalt themselves, and to stir up the people to bitterly persecute those who loved God, and were not willing to yield to his delusions, introduced through them.  Satan moved upon his agents to destroy Christ's devoted followers.  O the sufferings and agony, which they made the precious of God to endure!  Angels have kept a faithful record of it all.  But Satan and his evil angels exulted, and told the angels who administered to, and strengthened those suffering saints, that they would kill them, so there would not be left a true Christian upon the earth.  I saw that the church of God was then pure.  There was no danger of men with corrupt hearts coming into the church of God then; for the true Christian, who dared to declare his faith, was in danger of the rack, the stake, and every torture which Satan and his evil angels could invent, and put into the mind of man." http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/gc/gc20.htm

    See Genesis chap.3; Ecclesiastes 9:5, 12:7; Luke 21:33; John 3:16; 2Timothy 3:16; Revelation 20:14-15, 21:1, 22:12-19

     


    It is this alone that can make us like God in character:
    “A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service. It is the only real safeguard against temptation. It is this alone that can make us like God in character.”  [Ministry of Healing Page 409-410]


    Stop listening to your preacher or any man! (Isaiah 22:2) Listen to GOD himself! GOD will teach you, (Jeremiah 33:3) if you only ask Him too. Just pray to GOD, I claim your promises, teach me your will and ways. He WILL if you sincerely seek Him.

    The Bible tells of a demon-possessed woman who followed the Apostles and told people to listen to them to be saved... (woman means church in the Bible in many areas)


    Acts 16:16-17, “And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.”


    Why would Satan influence this witch to tell people to listen to God's men? The answer is obviously that she was turning people away from the truth. She was causing a distraction, making people think she was crazy, as well as the Apostles. Satan is a dirty fiend and has so many dirty tactics that he employs to keep people from getting the truth. 


    The Bible speaks of the “simplicity that is in Christ” in 2nd Corinthians 11:3. The true simple gospel of the Bible—the good news is about the kingdom of God (which is His Spirit/and the very life of Jesus in each of His followers). The kingdom of GOD can be in each one of us, if we ask GOD in Jesus name, GOD's only Son to help us. GOD raised His only Son back to life after he paid the price for our sins and promises to actually live INSIDE each one of us who choose to follow him and give up our own will to follow GOD's will. We are to be channels for GOD's "holy" spirit, His active force, instead of for Satan's "evil" spirit. 

    The moral life of Christians is sustained by the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Christ living IN US. 

    The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are:
    • Wisdom
    • Understanding
    • Counsel
    • Fortitude
    • Knowledge
    • Piety
    • Fear/obedience of the Lord. 
    (Isaiah 11:1-2)

    The twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit are: 
    • Charity
    • Joy
    • Peace
    • Patience
    • Kindness
    • Goodness
    • Generosity
    • Gentleness
    • Faithfulness
    • Modesty
    • Self-control
    • Chastity
    (Galatians 5:22-23)

    And Deuteronomy 30:6: "Moreover the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, in order that you may live." God makes it crystal clear that He will NOT allow anyone to partake of the Passover lamb (Jesus) who is uncircumcised of heart! It is written, God is the same yesterday, today, and forever; therefore, if you do not love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul He will allow you, by means of your own hardheartedness, to be deluded into believing a lie and allow you to perish with the rest of Egypt, i.e., the world. That's right, if you miss partaking of the Passover lamb (Jesus), it's not God's fault; you were led astray by your own hard, uncircumcised heart, just as a proud narcissistic bull is easily led away to slaughter by the ring in its nose.

    The deeds of those with an uncircumcised heart are obvious to all as their love and desires remain identical to the love and desires established in this world, a world in which Satan remains as god. The uncircumcised of heart may have a desire for God, but that desire can only be motived by their lust for power, for secular wealth, and/or for a sanctuary of personal comfort without contrition. Since their love is solely focused on themselves, they will follow after God only as long as there is a perceived personal benefit. The uncircumcised of heart deceive themselves into thinking that to love God is synonymous with loving themselves to the exclusion of God's desires. In contrast, the Word of God tells us how the circumcised of heart demonstrate their love for God in 1 John 5:3-4, "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world -- our faith." God's commandments are not burdensome to the circumcised of heart, because God has placed His own heart (spirit) within us so His desires become our desires. The circumcised of heart overcomes the world, and the god of this world, Satan, by becoming holy, i.e., distinct and separate from the world by their God-inspired deeds of righteousness. Having fully embraced God's Holy Spirit as their own, they now can be nothing like the world in their actions, desires, or priorities.

    Matthew 7:20-23: "So then, you will know them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' And then I will declare to them, ‘I NEVER knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'" And 2 Thessalonians 2:3: "Let no one in any way deceive you, for it (the day of the Lord) will not come unless the apostasy (falling away from God) comes first." Contemporary "prophets" are telling us that we're moving into a time of abundant signs and wonders; and along with the signs and wonders, there will be a great harvest of souls. However, if this great harvest is occurring in the last days, as I believe it is, according to the Holy Scriptures, it will be a harvest of the hardhearted to a very attractive alternative, i.e., an Anti-Christ. On that day (the day of the Lord =Jesus coming in the clouds of Heaven to pick up his faithful followers) MANY will indeed be saying "Lord, Lord," yet God tells us in His Word, He NEVER knew them. God will be looking at our fruit/our works/our actions/our thoughts/our WORDS. And so far, the overall fruit seems to confirm lawless apostasy, and NOT righteousness and holiness, which is the fruit of the circumcised of heart.

    To gain even more insight, let's look at Matthew 16:22-23: "And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, ‘God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.' But He (Jesus) turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's.'" In this verse of Scripture there are three points we must understand and never forget. First, Jesus confronted Peter with the words, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me." Wow! Those were some very offensive words Jesus spoke to Peter, yet Peter did NOT get offended, inasmuch as he continued to walk with Jesus. In contrast, if your proud ego can be easily offended, Satan has already won; if Satan can get you offended by the truth, i.e., offended at God's Word, he will be more than happy to dress-up for you in his best Sunday Anti-Christ suit and give you a pampering alternative which will not offend you -- a more attentive and attractive god – one your ego can easily embrace.


    All we have to do is to CHOOSE to believe in Jesus and obey his words, which can be found in the Bible and as He communes with us as we pray to him throughout the day. Moment by moment we are kept in His love. All we have to do is to ask for his help, and He gives it to us instantly. This is the KEYS to the kingdom of heaven. Complete surrender to GOD. The more complete our humble, willing, surrender to GOD's will, the MORE POWER we can have to do GOD's work, through the name of Jesus.

    Jesus is our commander, obey Him! Obey/keep ALL TEN, only 10 of His Ten Commandments so that you may live through Jesus. Jesus and GOD will come to live in our minds, and we will do their works... heal the sick, raise the dead, etc... There is power in the blood of the lamb, the name of Jesus Christ the Son of the living GOD. It is a free gift to all who will accept it. That simple.


    The Gospel is so delicate, so profoundly simple, that it is easily corrupted. By adding even the slightest alteration, the Gospel is corrupted into a lie of Satan. The serpent came to Eve in the Garden of Eden to deceive her, saying, “Hath God said?” (Genesis 3:1). Satan called God a liar, tricking Eve. Similarly, there are many false religions and false prophets today who will tell you anything to get your money.

    The Bible says in John 6:51: "I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread also which I shall give for the life of the world is My flesh." Verse 60: "Many therefore of His disciples, when they heard this said, ‘This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?'" And verse 66: "As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew, and were not walking with Him anymore."

    Have you found the one Church Jesus Christ established in 31 A.D.?

    What? know ye not that your body is the temple [church] of the Holy Ghost [GOD, Jesus Daddy. See Matthew 1:18Matthew 1:20Luke 1:41, Luke 1:35, Luke 12:11-12, Matthew 10:17-20, Isaiah 42; cf Mt 12:18] which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" 1 Corinthians 6:19.

    "
    God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." John 4:24.
    [GOD is a Spirit, and He is Holy= Holy Spirit vs Satan is Evil = Evil Spirit] God's Spirit comes to us through Jesus, once we believe and accept him as GOD's gift to us. He then works in and through us to do His will. Once we are his, by accepting the gift of his only son, Jesus, who he raised up from the dead for us, we are then channels or mediums for GOD's Spirit ["GOD is a Spirit" John 4:24] working together for the Most High living Holy GOD of Heaven. Do you want to be a channel or medium for a Holy or Evil Spirit? If you want GOD's Holy Spirit living in you, you must choose and believe Jesus died and was raised by his Father from the dead and say "Jesus is Lord". Our mind/body is the "fleshy" vessel, bottle, channel, medium by the "renewing" or changing our mind to GOD's mind/will/Spirit. GOD lives in Jesus, Jesus lives in us, our minds are one with GOD this wayFor as he thinketh in his heart [mind], so is he. Proverbs 23:7. Our hope is in Jesus. It is by loving Him, copying Him, depending wholly upon Him, that you are to be TRANSFORMED INTO HIS LIKENESS." {SC 70.2} "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 Thoughts become words, words become actions, actions become habits, and habits become character. Character determines DESTINY! So watch your thoughts!

    "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." 1 Corinthians 15:50.

    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
    against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12.

    "Forasmuch then as the children [children=GOD's people] are partakers of flesh and blood, he [Jesus] also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he [Jesus] might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;" Hebrews 2:14.

    The battle is won! Jesus, willingly, died for us. GOD, the Father of Jesus, raised his only Son back to life so that we might LIVE thru Him. Are we going to accept GOD's gift of His Only begotten Son, Jesus? Take hold of Jesus, like a soldier obey's his commander. Jesus is our only hope out of sin.

    God help you to begin the work right here; not to wait for the ministers to stir you up to a wonderful excitement. God wants intelligent Christians. He wants you to count the cost of the battle. He wants you to count whether you can war against Satan and his spiritual wickedness in high places. He wants you to see the plan of the battle, of the confederacy of evil, and then He wants you to see that angels are in the army, that the Captain of our salvation is at the head. It is they that do the warring. It is they that do the work, and we cooperate, coincide, and work with them.

    The renewing energy must come from God. The change can be made only by the Holy Spirit. [GOD is a Spirit, and He is Holy= Holy Spirit] All who would be saved, high or low, rich or poor, must submit to the working of this power.

    Now, that is our work. Will you commence the warfare here against lust? Will you commence it against wickedness? Will you commence it against impurity? Will you be fitting up for the home in heaven above? God help you right here to be converted. You want to go from this [website] with your affection lighted up with the glory of God, saying, Hear what the Lord has done for me. He has put a new song in my mouth; even praise to our God. Well now, commence to praise God. And praise Him with heart and soul and voice. The devil doesn't want you [to], because you would be a living witness to them that you had drunk of the living waters, and he doesn't want you to praise God. Still, shall we disappoint the devil? Shall we please Jesus Christ? {1SAT 213.1}

    Well, let us work as intelligent Christians, and may we hear the beautiful testimony from your lips, "I love Jesus, and I know that He loves me." Then the world will see [that we] have been with Jesus and have learned of Him. This is the lesson that we want you to learn in the school of Christ.

    Is this the End of the World as we know it? Very few people are prepared for a day that will likely occur in the next 12 -18 months, and will change our world forever. E
    vents that may take place in the very near future, even starting this year. Catastrophic events, riots, unrests, and martial law.  Army-sponsored report suggests new 'police force'. The savings of millions will vanish. It will dramatically change our way of life. Debts don't just disappear, bailouts have consequences. Most people will not understand what to do when commodity prices soar. When milk, bread & gas skyrockets.

    T
    he economy is about to collapse. It is not going to get better. The NWO (New World Order) is about to be put in place. This comes from following our research to it's logical conclusion. Most people will just ignore the warning. But will you? 
    Take some time to seek the truth, for the traditions of men cannot save your soul. So many people profess that they are living for Christ and yet have never been "Born again". Naturally speaking, a person cannot live until they are first born, and so it is spiritually. We Live spiritually unless we are born again in the Spirit, or born of GOD's Spirit. GOD living inside us (our minds) thru His SON JESUS living inside us and us living inside Jesus. (John 3:5) "At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20 
    John 3:5 (KJV) "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

    "As Christ was twice born, once in eternity, the only begotten of the Father, and again here in the flesh, thus uniting the divine with the human in that second birth, so we, who have been born once already in the flesh, are to have the second birth, being born again of the Spirit, in order that our experience may be the same, the human and the divine being joined in a life union." W.W. PRESCOTT Review and Herald, April 14, 1896 p. 232.

    "He was born of the Holy Ghost. In other words, Jesus Christ was born again. He came from heaven, GOD's first- born, to the earth, and was born again, But all in Christ's work goes by opposites for us: he, the sinless one, was made to be sin, in order that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. He, the living one, the prince and author of life, died that we might live. He whose goings forth have been from the days of eternity, the first-born of GOD, was born again, in order that we might be born again." A.T. JONES

    "If Jesus Christ had never been born again, could you and I have ever been born again? No. But he was born again, from the world of righteousness into the world of sin; that we might be born again, from the world of sin into the world of righteousness. He was born again, and was made partaker of the human nature, that we might be born again, and so made partakers of the divine nature. He was born again, unto earth, unto sin, and unto man, that we might be born again unto heaven, unto righteousness, and unto God." Review and Herald, Aug. 1, 1899 (Lessons on Faith p. 154.)

    1 Timothy 6:3-5 (KJV) "If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the WORDS of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

    He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

    Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself."

    "The way to heaven is consecrated by the Saviour's footprints. The path may be steep and rugged, but Jesus has traveled that way; His feet have pressed down the cruel thorns, to make the pathway easier for us. Every burden that we are called to bear He Himself has born." {DA 480.4}

    Jesus IS The WISDOM of GOD

    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of WISDOM: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10.

    Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.  Proverbs 4:7

    "But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the POWER of GOD, AND  the WISDOM OF GOD." 1 Corinthians 1:24 (KJV)

    We speak of Christ as the "Word" of God, God's "speech" in living form.

    Proverbs 2:6 tells us, "For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding." God is the source of Wisdom; Wisdom is JESUS! Do you have JESUS?

    We are to regard the Bible as God’s disclosure to us of eternal things—the things of most consequence for us to know. By the world it is thrown aside as if the perusal of it were finished, but a thousand years of research would not exhaust the hidden treasure it contains. Eternity alone will disclose the wisdom of this Book, for it is the wisdom of an infinite mind.

    Oh, if *ALL*  would come  *JUST AS THEY ARE*, and let Him make the preparation in taking them as His...

    How is humanity exalted through the merits of Christ!

    Meet The Word & Wisdom Of Our One & Only Sovereign GOD: JESUS

    Who IS Jesus? Ecclesiastics 1:1-4 "All wisdom cometh from the LORD, and is with him for ever. The sand of the sea, and the drops of the rain, And the days of eternity who shall number? The height of the heaven and the breadth of the earth And the deep and wisdom, who shall search them out? Wisdom hath been created before all things, And the understanding of prudence from everlasting."


    Proverbs 8:22-24 (KJV)  "The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water."

    “The dedication of the first-born had its origin in the earliest times. God had promised to give the First-born of heaven to save the sinner.” {The Desire of Ages, p. 51}

    “The Lord Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, existed from eternity, a distinct person, yet one with the Father. He was the surpassing glory of heaven. He was the commander of the heavenly intelligences, and the adoring homage of the angels was received by him as his right. This was no robbery of God. "The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way," he declares, "before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth; while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth."” {E. G. White, Review and Herald, April 5, 1906 par. 7}

    Job 28:28 And he said to man, 'The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.'"

    Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

    Oh, if ALL WOULD COME JUST AS THEY ARE, and let Him make the preparation in taking them as His...

    Claim this promise: "Him That Cometh Unto Me, I Will In No Wise Cast Out." (John 6:37) PRESENT THIS ASSURANCE TO JESUS, AND YOU ARE AS SAFE AS THOUGH INSIDE THE CITY OF GOD" (Manuscript Releases, vol. 10, p. 175).

    ALL WHO LONG TO BEAR THE LIKENESS OF THE CHARACTER OF GOD SHALL BE SATISFIED. THE "HOLY" SPIRIT NEVER LEAVES UNASSISTED THE SOUL WHO IS LOOKING UNTO JESUS. The Wisdom of GOD.


    LIFE WITHOUT GOD IS LIKE AN UN-SHARPENED PENCIL---IT HAS NO POINT.

    “Another Gospel”

    First let’s address the question of what is the gospel. Almost everyone believes that the gospel is about the Person of Jesus Christ. Preachers speak incessantly of “Jesus,” His “blood” and His “sacrifice.” Certainly, the true Jesus Christ plays an extremely important and central role to Christianity, He IS the TRUE gospel. The Bible shows that Jesus is preached in conjunction with the gospel.

    It is important to take some extra time at this point to make very plain the clear distinction between the role of Christ and what is the true gospel. Much more is at stake here than meets the eye—and virtually all professing Christians have been badly fooled on what is the very centerpiece of the entire Bible! It is critical that the reader understand how all of this is connected to both another “Jesus” and another “spirit.”

    While there are a variety of gospels invented and taught by men, far and away the most popular is the one that centers on the person of Jesus. What is it, that everyone wants as a christian? To ENTER the Kingdom of GOD! When you, come to Jesus, just as you are, laying all your burdens on Him, HE CAN HELP YOU! TRY IT, RIGHT NOW! When you surrender, completely surrender your will to GOD, in the name of Jesus Christ, THE SOVEREIGN GOD ALMIGHTY THRU HIS TRUE SON JESUS ENTERS YOUR BODY TO HELP YOU! There is POWER in the Blood of the Lamb! This is TRUE POWER. You must surrender ALL to GOD, before you have REAL POWER. 

    Once you have given your mind, soul, eyes, ears, mouth, words, thoughts, your whole BODY, to GOD alone, repent and be baptized in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST alone, if faithful, till the end, You then will be able to enter the Kingdom of God! GOD HIMSELF ENTERS YOU, thru the very life of JESUS LIVING INSIDE YOU!

    Read the 68 Bible verses that mention the Kingdom of God here. Those who TRULY have Jesus living inside them will show by their thoughts, words and actions, that they have JESUS living inside them shining out in all that they do and say. Even their tone of voice and facial expressions will be kind & loving.

    The Walls of Jericho fell down, because of obeying. How much more can we do, by obeying ALL the law of GOD, ALL Ten ROYAL perpetual Commandments of our SOVEREIGN GOD?

    With GOD & Jesus living INSIDE you & YOU inside JESUS, there is no limit to what you can do, as long as it is GOD's will for you to do it. Heal the sick, cast out devils... 
    Mark 16:17 "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;"

    Jesus never treated mental illness like a sickness like we do today. He never pandered to it like the mental health professionals do today, He treated it like the evil thing it is and God’s way to deal with mental illness is to take authority over it and cast it out. There are always exceptions of course, but according to the Bible, we should be prepared to cast an evil spirit out of the mentally ill. Jesus cast the evil spirit that caused the mental illness out of the person every time, and He gave all believers the commission to cast out evil spirits (Matthew 10:8). Jesus exercised total control over evil spirits and they knew exactly Who He was.

    Matthew 10:8(KJV) "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."

    ‘He 
    (Jesus) cured many who were afflicted with various diseases; and He drove out many demons but would not allow the demons to talk because they knew Him’ (Mark 1:34). ‘The unclean spirits, as often as they saw Him, fell down before Him and kept screaming out, “You are the Son of God!’” (Mark 3:11).

    ‘In the 
    synagogue there was a man who was possessed by the foul spirit of a demon; and he cried out with a loud, terrible cry, “Ah, leave us alone! What have You to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know Who You are – the Holy One of God!” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, throwing the man into convulsions and screeching with a loud voice, came out of him but did not injure him in any way’ (Luke 4:33 to 36; Mark 1:26).

    John 5:3-4, "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world -- our faith." God's commandments are not burdensome to the circumcised of heart, because God has placed His own heart (spirit) within us so His desires become our desires. The circumcised of heart overcomes the world, and the god of this world, Satan, by becoming holy, i.e., distinct and separate from the world by their God-inspired deeds of righteousness. Having fully embraced God's "Holy" Spirit as their own, they now can be nothing like the world in their actions, desires, or priorities.

    The true gospel of the Bible—the good news of the Kingdom of God. But in the Saviour's parable, leaven is used to represent the kingdom of heaven. It illustrates the quickening, assimilating power of the grace of God. 


    Nevertheless, it stands eternally true that not unto the angels hath He put in subjection the world to come, but unto man. And, now, Jesus Christ is THE MAN.

    That man was the first Adam; this other Man is the last Adam. That first Adam was made a little lower than the angels; this last Adam, Jesus, also we see "made a little lower than the angels."

    That first man did not remain in the position where he was made, "lower than the angels." He lost that and went still lower and became subject to sin and, in that, subject to suffering, even to the suffering of death.

    And the last Adam we see in the same place, in the same condition: "We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death." And again: "Both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all OF ONE."

    He which sanctifieth is Jesus. They who are sanctified are men of all nations, kindreds, tongues, and peoples. And one man sanctified out of any nation, any kindred, any tongue, or any people, is divine demonstration that every soul of that nation, kindred, tongue, or people might have been sanctified. And Jesus, having become one of these that He might bring them to glory is proof that He is one of mankind altogether; that He, as man, and all men themselves, are "all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren."

    Therefore, as in heaven He was higher than the angels, as God; so on earth He was lower than the angels, as man. As when He was higher than the angels, as God, He and God were of one; so when He was on the earth, lower than the angels, as man, He and man are "of one." So that just as certainly as, on the side of God, Jesus and God are of one--of one Spirit, of one nature, of one substance; so, on the side of man, Christ and man are "of one"--of one flesh, of one nature, of one substance.

    The likeness of Christ to God is in substance as well as in form. And the likeness of Christ to man is in substance as well as in form.

    The New Testament is most plain on the subject of the true gospel. The word gospel is found 101 times in the Bible. In scores of verses, the gospel is referenced—defined!—as “the kingdom of God, the kingdom, the kingdom of Christ and of God” or “the kingdom of heaven.” Sometimes the word is found alone, and sometimes “of the kingdom” follows it. Other times, it includes “of the kingdom of God,” or the equivalent phrase “of the kingdom of heaven.” It is seen as the person of Jesus Christ living inside the minds of His people. His TRUTH & Spirit filled people. I repeat: Jesus Christ—living inside the soul surrendered to Him—is the gospel described as “Jesus, Christ” or “Jesus Christ.”

    Notice Mark’s account: “Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of god.” This is the gospel that Jesus preached. It was in this same context that He said, “repent you, and believe the gospel” (1:14-15). Which gospel?…of the “kingdom of God!” I in them and you in me....Christ in US and GOD in Christ...All one in unity...All saying the words of the Wisdom of GOD, Jesus Christ.

    John 17:20-23: "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."

     Strong Warning Not to Pervert It

    This subject is so important that God inspired Paul to warn the Galatians then and all others thereafter: “I marvel that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed” (1:6-9).

    This is a very blunt statement—and a strong warning to all who will heed it! Note that one chapter later, Paul stressed his hope that the “truth of the [only one] gospel might continue with you” (2:5). So there is one true gospel—with all others false!

    Although some assert that Paul taught a different or additional gospel, it is plain that he never did. Ironically, God used Paul himself to warn against ever allowing such false teaching by pronouncing a double curse on any man, angel or even any apostle—“But though we [apostles]…preach any other gospel…let him be accursed” (1:8)—who violates this command.

    What a powerful scripture—and WARNING!

    In the Last Days People Will Have a "Form" of Godliness Only

    There are so many professing Christians in the world today who think that they are saved by just "believing" in Jesus. And as a result they continue to live worldly sinful lives with no real conversion taking place in their heart. Even the devils believe, but are they saved? No. (James 2:19 says, "Thou believest that there is ONE God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.) If you have no works or no fruit in your life, then your profession of faith is dead and useless. Not one person can have the ONE SOVEREIGN GOD ALMIGHTY living INSIDE their BODY/MIND thru Jesus Christ, the very LIFE of JESUS, and not be changed by them, not one! Going to church once a week does not make you a Christian, because a true Christian will walk and grow with Jesus EVERYDAY. Where are the people living holy lives for God? Where are they? Yes, there maybe "revivals" going on around many churches today, but what kind of revivals are they? Are they revivals of holy living? If not then God is not in it.

    Anyone can open a building, stick a good band on stage, draw many people through the doors and call it "revival". It's called a rock concert!

    "And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed." (Romans 13:11)

    Today there are those who will idolize some preacher. They will put their eyes on a preacher and not keep their eyes on the one who is above all on earth. They have it wrong. Keep your eyes on the One who is above all teachers, preachers and prophets. Keep your eyes upon Jesus. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:18, "For through him (Jesus) we both have access by one Spirit (one Spirit=the mind/very life of Jesus Christ the crucified one raised by His Father from the dead) unto the Father. "

    I John 1:3: That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

    “Said the angel, "Think ye that the Father yielded up His dearly beloved Son without a struggle? No, no." It was even a struggle with the God of heaven, whether to let guilty man perish, or to give His darling Son to die for them.” EW 127 (1882)  

    In the last days there will be two classes of people. Those who submit to the laws and traditions of men and receive the mark of the beast, and those who submit to the will and laws of our Sovereign Creator GOD, and receive the seal of GOD. Which camp will you be in?

    Did you know that end times prophecy in Revelation reveals God's saints in the last days are those who are keeping His commandments? See Gods law in Bible prophecy or Ten Commandments in Bible Prophecy for the truth on this. Let us be servants of the Most High God and obey Him. Let us follow in our Lord Jesus' footsteps. Let us delight in the law of God and not only keep the Bible ten commandments, but also proclaim them and teach them!

    GOD the Father has given it all, everything in Heaven and earth, to Jesus and He has the right and the power to do what He wills with what is His. Look at what GOD the Father (our Heavenly Daddy) said to His Only Son Jesus: 
    Heb 1:8 "But unto the Son [GOD, Jesus Father saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom."

    The Bible says in Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me  in heaven and in earth.”   

    Jesus says in Matthew 11:27, "All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him."

    God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the counsels of God are opened to His Son. 8T 268

    GOD delegates His power to His people thru Jesus, but He does not delegate His energizing presence to anyone else who is still sinning. If you sin, you are the devils child, instantly. Repent, and GOD lives in you again. GOD DOES NOT LIVE IN THE SINNER. THE DEVIL DOES.  GOD & Jesus is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but their energizing presence or "HOLY" Spirit, is still with us, as long as we surrender our all to GOD. It is only by their presence, GOD & JESUS, that we CAN be sin-free.

    At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. John 14:20

    The world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but you know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you. Verse 17

    "Often there will come to us a sweet joyful sense of the presence of Jesus. Often our hearts will burn within us as He draws nigh to commune with us as He did with Enoch... In those who possess it, the religion of Christ will reveal itself as a vitalizing, pervading principle, a living, working, spiritual energy." Christ's Object Lessons p. 129


    John 6:65 He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him." John 6:44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. And in John 5:30, Jesus says "I can of mine own self do nothing: (this is what our attitude has to become like: I can of my own self do nothing, like Jesus, we seek the Father's will.) as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." This should be our goal, also.

    Hebrews 1:2 "But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom HE appointed heir of all things, and through whom HE made the universe." In other words, Jesus is GOD's foreman on the job." Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (give us their minds=GOD FATHER/Son Jesus)" (John 14:23) 

    The Son of God is NEXT in AUTHORITY in His Fathers Kingdom. (EW. Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2, page 9, also in Lift Him Up, page 24) The Bible says in Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.” The Son is subordinate to the Father. (See 1 Cor. 15:24-28) 

    Hebrews 7:25 (KJV) "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."

    Rev 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Rev 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be] unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. 

    Jesus says that the trust of an anxious heart is misplaced; it is idolatrous. People worship and serve money (= anything other than God) rather than the only sovereign and good God. The bottom line to Jesus’ message in Matthew, is that life is much more than running after possessions, whether they be things one simply wants or even things one deems necessary for life—things such as clothes and food. On the contrary, life consists in knowing and trusting our heavenly Father who not only provides all those things as well (Rom 8:32), but also draws us through Christ into his kingdom to participate in his presence, peace, power, and reign (Matt 6:33; Rom 3:22-26; 14:17). Life consists in the knowledge that I was not designed to live apart from God and at enmity toward him. I cannot bear the burden of the guilt. Thus anxiety is overcome when we return to God through Christ (by faith) and trust in our Father’s sovereign and providential care for us. *NO ANTI-ANXIETY PILLS NEEDED THEN!* Only in this way is the insatiable desire to run after things cured. Anything less gives tacit approval to the idea that God is either unable to provide (impotent) or doesn’t care (cruel), or both (cf. Heb 11:6). But Jesus proclaims the opposite. God is in control and we are not. Anything less than this is another delusion of the flesh.

    The Scripture, Sovereignty of God, and Our Anxious Hearts

    The Scripture resounds with the truth that God knows how to care for his people and we need not lead anxious lives. Our responsibility is to trust and obey him, confident that his grace will carry us along (Phil 1:6). The following is a list of ideas and passages that encourage us as believers in Christ to trust him more and refuse to submit to the oppression of sinful anxiety. Christ has come to inaugurate a reign of righteousness and to put an end to the reign of such sin in our lives. The point of these passages is that our gracious heavenly Father, about whom Jesus spoke in Matthew 6:24-34, is sovereign and to be trusted (i.e., He reigns unchallenged). He is sovereign.

    Sovereign

    Definition: The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor. 

    Definition: Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince or king. 

    Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion. 

    (1) Over the entire creation.

    Psalm 103:19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven; his kingdom extends over everything.

    The Bible says this in Jude 1:25 about Jesus Father and our Heavenly Daddy, "To the only wise GOD our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen." And in Romans 11:36 "For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen." 

    "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is GOD." 1 Corinthians 11:3

     "There is but ONE GOD, the Father." 1 Cor. 8:6. And in Ephesians 4:6 "One GOD and Father of all, who

     is over all and through all and in all." "Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man
    can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see." 1 Timothy 6:15,16. 
    The Bible is clear as to who is the only begotten Son of the One GOD; "and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ" (1 John 1:3). John 17:5 “And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.” 

    "As Christ was twice born, once in eternity, the only begotten of the Father, and again here in the flesh, thus uniting the divine with the human in that second birth, so we, who have been born once already in the flesh, are to have the second birth, being born again of the Spirit, in order that our experience may be the same, the human and the divine being joined in a life union." W.W. PRESCOTT Review and Herald, April 14, 1896 p. 232.

    "He was born of the Holy Ghost. In other words, Jesus Christ was born again. He came from heaven, GOD's first- born, to the earth, and was born again, But all in Christ's work goes by opposites for us: he, the sinless one, was made to be sin, in order that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. He, the living one, the prince and author of life, died that we might live. He whose goings forth have been from the days of eternity, the first-born of GOD, was born again, in order that we might be born again." A.T. JONES

    "If Jesus Christ had never been born again, could you and I have ever been born again? No. But he was born again, from the world of righteousness into the world of sin; that we might be born again, from the world of sin into the world of righteousness. He was born again, and was made partaker of the human nature, that we might be born again, and so made partakers of the divine nature. He was born again, unto earth, unto sin, and unto man, that we might be born again unto heaven, unto righteousness, and unto God." Review and Herald, Aug. 1, 1899 (Lessons on Faith p. 154.)

    Think about this: JESUS, was only Jewish on His Mother's side of the family. 
     (and through Joesph his stepfather, the legal, earthly Father of Jesus.) 

    Jesus was of the tribe of Judah, having a Jewish mother who spoke Hebrew and worshiped Jehovah, the Mighty One of the Hebrews.

    The Hebrew Shemites who kept His Name were not involved in building the tower of Babel. Jehovah dwelt with them, Genesis 9:27. “Shem” means name or renown and they have brought Jehovah’s Name down to us today. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were Shemites. Jesus or rather Jehovah by his REAL name, was a Shemite. Of Noah's three sons, Shem, Ham & Japheth.  

    The Book of Jubilees indicates in 4:33 that Shem was born in the year of the world (after creation) 1205, Ham in 1209, and Japheth in 1211. Japheth is commonly believed to be the father of the Europeans. The link between Japheth and the Europeans stems from Genesis 10:5, which states," By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands. According to that book, Japheth and his two brothers formed the three major races:

    • Japheth is the father of the Japhetic race
    • Ham is the father of the Hamitic race
    • Shem is the father of the Semitic race

      Genesis 11:10 records that Shem was still 100 years old at the birth of Arpachshad, (but nearly 101 - see Chronology note,) two years after the flood, making him barely 99 at the time the flood began; and that he lived for another 500 years after this, making his age at death 600 years.

      The children of Shem were ElamAsshurArpachshadLud, and Aram, in addition to daughters. Abraham, the patriarch of the Hebrews and Arabs, was one of the descendants of Arpachshad.

      Shem

      Shem, Sons of Noah Shem
      Born 1557 AM
      (date disputed)[1]
      Children Elam
      Asshur
      Arpachshad
      Lud
      Aram
      Parents Noah

      In a few of the many extra-biblical sources that describe him, Shem is also credited with killing Nimrod, son of Cush. Nimrod, inspired by Satan started the Trio-Trinity gods worship in place of our Creator GOD Jehovah.

      Shem is mentioned in Genesis 5:32, 6:10; 7:13; 9:18,23,26-27; 10; 11:10; also in 1 Chronicles 1:4. For more on the decendents of Shem see the Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shem

      Genesis 5:32 32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham and Japhet. The historian Tabarī (d. 923) quotes Ibn Abbas (d. 686-8) as saying: :Born to Noah were Shem, whose descendants' colors are a black complexion with a light-brownish undertone (bayādh) and a dark blackish brown (Udmah); Ham, whose descendants' colors are true black (sawād) and a few are a black complexion with a light-brownish undertone (bayādh qalīl); and Japheth, whose descendants are very fair-skinned (al-shuqrah) and olive-skinned (al-humrah).  Semites, or People of the NAME!

      The Messiah would be a descendant of Noah's son, Shem.


    The fact of the virgin birth was something that made the ministry of Jesus harder, not easier. You try telling someone that your Master and Teacher was born of a virgin! Everyone thought that Joseph was his real father, and it was known that Joseph was a descendant of David, something which could have only helped, not hurt, Jesus’ cause.

    The real father of Joseph is Jacob in Matthew 1:16.  But evidently, Joseph’s father-in-law, Mary’s father, was Heli; and it’s tracing the genealogy through Mary’s father on.  So in the Bible it’s not uncommon to call the father-in-law the father.  

    Matthew’s genealogy traces it directly through the literal parentage and fathers of Joseph.  Luke’s genealogy goes and says Joseph’s – it was always an insult to just go right to the mother – so it talks about Jesus’ father, but it then traces the genealogy through Joseph’s father-in-law, Mary's father, which was Heli.

    Now the interesting thing is, there are places where the genealogy of Matthew and Luke, about Joseph & Mary, merge and they intersect, so Mary and Joseph were [distantly] related also.  So it doesn’t really matter.  Through either one of their genes, Jesus was the son of David. Jesus sidestepped the curse that was put on the royal line of David, by having GOD, as his Father.

    If you compare the genealogies in Matt 1 and Luke 3 you can spot the similarities as well as the differences. One difference is that Matthew comes forward from Abraham, showing Jesus as a son of Abraham while Luke goes backward to Adam proving the humanity of Jesus. Notice that both are the same from Abraham to David, but that in Matthew, David’s son is listed as Solomon while in Luke’s version David’s son is Nathan, Solomon’s brother. From then to Joseph the two lists are different with Matthew showing Joseph’s father as Jacob, while in Luke it’s Heli.

    The reason for this is that there were no words for father-in-law, grandfather, son-in-law, or grandson, etc. Everyone was either a father or a son. Jacob was Joseph’s true father and Heli was his father-in-law, Mary’s father. From David to Joseph, Matthew showed the Royal line of Solomon of which Joseph was part. But Luke showed the line of Nathan, members of David’s family that weren’t qualified to become kings. These were actually Mary’s ancestors. So both Mary and Joseph were of the tribe of Judah, and descended from David and were therefore cousins, although far removed.

    According to the Law, since Mary had no brothers, she could only be her father’s heir as long as she married someone from her own tribe. That way her family’s land would stay in the tribal inheritance as required. (Numbers 36) And although Joseph was in the Royal line of Solomon, neither he nor any biological son of his could ever be King, since the royal line had been cursed by God. (Jeremiah 22:30)

    To sit on David’s throne as King of Israel, a man had to be both a pure biological descendant of David’s and a member of Solomon’s Royal line, but somehow had to side step the curse. When Joseph agreed to become Mary’s husband, he in effect adopted Jesus as his legal son, placing Jesus in the Royal line without inheriting Joseph’s cursed blood. Having no earthly father, Jesus was a pure biological son of David’s through His mother. Thus Jesus met both qualifications and became the only man in the world, then or now, fit to be Israel’s King.

    C.I. Scofield, one of the fathers of Dispensational Theology, and editor of the Scofield Reference Bible, has been credited with this discovery, proof that the virgin birth was not only a unique sign from God, but was a legal necessity to provide a King for Israel.

    At the end of the Book of Numbers an interesting loophole to the curse emerged. A man died without a son, leaving 4 daughters. They came to Moses complaining that they would lose the family land since there was no son to inherit it. Moses sought the Lord Who decreed that if there was no son in a family daughters could inherit family land providing they married within their own tribal clan. In effect they had to marry a cousin to keep the land in the "family." This made sense since land was allotted first by tribe then by clan then by family. Marrying within the clan kept the families in close proximity and preserved the tribal allotment. (Num. 36 1:13)

    Now compare the 2 genealogies of Jesus in Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38, and you'll discover that Mary and Joseph were both of the tribe of Judah and descendants of David. Joseph descended through Solomon, the royal but cursed line, while Mary's line was through Solomon's brother Nathan.

    Here's the tricky part. Mary had no brothers, and so was entitled to inherit her family's land as long as she married someone also descended from David. Joseph fit the bill and being in the royal line had a claim to the throne, but carried the blood curse. No biological son of his could ever legally qualify as Israel's king, but Joseph could secure Mary's right of inheritance.

    When Mary accepted Joseph's offer of marriage she preserved her family's land and also made good her son's claim to the throne of Israel. Jesus was in the royal succession through Joseph but escaped the curse since he wasn't Joseph's biological son. But He was a biological descendant of David's through his mother and therefore of the "house and lineage of David."

    This whole issue revolves around the facts that, a) God has bound Himself to His own laws and, b) He keeps His word; facts that should give you great comfort. God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should change His mind (Num. 23:19). Legally, a virgin birth was required to produce a sinless man who would be qualified and able to serve as our Kinsman Redeemer, and God longed to redeem us. A virgin birth was also required to sidestep the blood curse on the royal line, fulfilling God's promise to David that a biological descendant of his would sit on the throne of Israel forever.


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    "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. " Jeremiah 23:5

    "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." Revelation 22:16

    He was born in a small town just south of Jerusalem. Bethlehem, which means 'the house of bread,' indeed became worthy of its name one lonely night. For there, in that town, was born the Bread of Life . . . 

    Jesus was born either before 4 BC (when Herod the Great died) or in 6 AD (when the historical Census of Quirinius was undertaken). 
    From other details supplied by Josephus, we can pinpoint Herod the Great's demise as occurring between March 29th and April 4th in 4 B.C. Now Matthew tells us that Herod killed Bethlehem's babies two years old and under. The earliest Jesus could have been born, therefore, is 6 B.C. Through a variety of other time indicators, we can be relatively confident that the one called Messiah was born in either late 5 or early 4 B.C.  

    Note: Prior to being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, Jesus was born in heaven. He was twice born, once in Heaven and once on earth. He truly is the ONLY Son of His immortal eternal Father, GOD. He has been MADE equal by his Father, with his Father. GOD says when Jesus says or does something he has authority from His Father GOD; listen to Him as you would me; I back him all the way. When Christ speaks it is as though his Father is speaking.  Hebrews 1:3 says “by inheritance has he obtained a name”. Like the son will inherit his Father’s name. So is Christ able to speak on behalf of the only true GOD the Father [John 17:3-5]. “He has declared his Father’s name” [John 17:26].

    "We would see Jesus," echoing the hungering cry of the world, His (Jesus) countenance lighted up, and He said, "The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified." In the request of the Greeks He saw an earnest of the results of His great sacrifice.

    These men came from the West to find the Saviour at the close of His life, as the wise men had come from the East at the beginning. At the time of Christ's birth the Jewish people were so engrossed with their own ambitious plans that they knew not of His advent. The magi from a heathen land came to the manger with their gifts, to worship the Saviour. So these Greeks, representing the nations, tribes, and peoples of the world, came to see Jesus. So the people of all lands and all ages would be drawn by the Saviour's cross. So shall many "come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 8:11.

    The Greeks had heard of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Some supposed, and had circulated the report, that He had driven the priests and rulers from the temple, and that He was to take possession of David's throne, and reign as king of Israel. The Greeks longed to know the truth in regard to His mission. "We would see Jesus," they said. Their desire was granted. When the request was brought to Jesus, He was in that part of the temple from which all except Jews were excluded, but He went out to the Greeks in the outer court, and had a personal interview with them.

    The hour of Christ's glorification had come. He was standing in the shadow of the cross, and the inquiry of the Greeks showed Him that the sacrifice He was about to make would bring many sons and daughters to God. He knew that the Greeks would soon see Him in a position they did not then dream of. They would see Him placed beside Barabbas, a robber and murderer, who would be chosen for release before the Son of God. They would hear the people, inspired by the priests and rulers, making their choice. And to the question, "What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?" the answer would be given, "Let Him be crucified." Matt. 27:22. By making this propitiation for the sins of men, Christ knew that His kingdom would be perfected, and would extend throughout the world. He would work as the Restorer, and His Spirit would prevail. For a moment He looked into futurity, and heard the voices proclaiming in all parts of the earth, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." John 1:29. In these strangers He saw the pledge of a great harvest, when the partition wall between Jew and Gentile should be broken down, and all nations, tongues, and peoples should hear the message of salvation. The anticipation of this, the consummation of His hopes, is expressed in the words, "The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified." But the way in which this glorification must take place was never absent from Christ's mind. The gathering in of the Gentiles was to follow His approaching death. Only by His death could the world be saved. Like a grain of wheat, the Son of man must be cast into the ground and die, and be buried out of sight; but He was to live again.

    Christ presented His future, illustrating it by the things of nature, that the disciples might understand. The true result of His mission was to be reached by His death. "Verily, verily, I say unto you," He said, "Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." When the grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it springs up, and bears fruit. So the death of Christ would result in fruit for the kingdom of God. In accordance with the law of the vegetable kingdom, life was to be the result of His death.

    So long as the carnal-hearted person ignores Jehovah and His ways and insists upon going his own way, his will be a hopeless struggle devoid of help and guidance. Neither will he obtain the blessings from on high. The time is coming, however, when men shall return to the pure worship of their Creator.

        “And the ransomed of JEHOVAH shall return, and come to Zion with songs, and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away,” Isaiah 35:10 (see also Isa. 2:2-4).

     

    Returning to the Old Paths Required

        We desire to return to the Word of truth (John 17:17) and learn what the Bible says about proper worship of our Creator. That worship revolves around the day upon which He desires to be worshiped, not on days we think are acceptable. Isaiah 55:8-9 reveals:

        “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says Jehovah. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

          Jehovah’s Word warns us not to trust man for salvation because man can lead us astray:

        “Thus says Jehovah; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Jehovah,” Jeremiah 17:5.

          The world’s way that may seem to be the correct worship of Jehovah profits us nothing, no matter how sincere we are and no matter how much we want Him to accept our form of worship. Again He says through the prophet Jeremiah:

        “This evil people, which refuse to hear My words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other deities, to serve them and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing, “ Jeremiah 13:10.

         Proverbs 14:12 reveals that there is a way that seems right to a man but the end thereof is the ways of death.


    We can worship on a day that we choose, and find it is useless! He is to be worshiped only on the day He tells us and in a manner He has revealed to us. Anything else is disobedience, once we know the truth.


    Jehovah is seeking only those who are willing to make permanent changes in both their worship and lives in order to please Him. He looks for true, sincere repentance. He can’t work with stiff-necked, hard-hearted, unyielding people who insist on doing it their way. Every time ancient Israel rebelled in such a fashion He punished them. When they obeyed Him He blessed them. Their example is for us. “Now all these things happened unto them {ancient Israel} for examples: and they are written for our admonition; wherefore let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall,” 1 Corinthians 10:11-12.


    Almighty Jehovah makes the rules and we must abide by His rules if we aspire to be in His coming Kingdom. Going our own way and doing only what appeals to us has no value as far as our Creator is concerned.

     


    Jesus is our Saviour for He purged our sins. No one else could. Jesus is above all, but still subject unto His Father, the Sovereign immortal living God of Heaven. Jesus is our mediator, our high priest, our link to God. Christ is the Alpha, the first link, and the Omega, the last link, of the
    gospel chain, which is welded in Revelation.

    GOD is like a dedicated unlimited super high speed Internet connection, Jesus is the router or switch (the mind of Jesus), connecting us, (our MINDS), to the trunk line, our Heavenly Father's mind. Only so much more! Human words are so inadequate to describe God's love for mankind. Jesus is also our firewall; protecting us from the viruses, pop-ups, and threats from Satan. "firewall is a device or set of devices designed to permit or deny network transmissions based upon a set of rules and is frequently used to protect networks from unauthorized access while permitting legitimate communications to pass."
    If we follow GOD's rules, the Ten Commandments, we will be safe from any and all threats from Satan.

    According to Luke 22:42, Jesus said to His Father, GOD: “Let, not my will, but yours take place.”

      John 14:28 "Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I." Strong’s concordance says, larger, specifically in AGE. (GREAT= stature and age: great, old, 1c) of age: the elder) Jesus says in John 5:30, "I can of mine own self do nothing...". Jesus had no trace of self, not one speck of ambition, self-respect, self-esteem, self-will. He had no agenda, no plans for himself, no path for success other than what would please his Father in every step, every decision, every thought and word. He "emptied himself," "laid aside," "made of none effect," his own divine powers. He performed all his miracles by the power of GOD.
    "The Father was greater than the Son in that he was first." (James White, January 4, 1881, Review & Herald; found in EGW Review and Herald Articles, vol. 1, page 244) 

    John 14:31 “But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

    Jesus says in John 10:29 “My Father, who hath given them unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand."

    Jesus says in John 13:13 "You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. And other translation says in John 13:13 "Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am."

     
    Romans 10:9 "That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that
    GOD raised him from the dead, you will be saved."

    Ephesians 1:17 "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better."

    Jesus 
    and His Father are our Saviour's. (Acts 5:31 "Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins." 1 Timothy 1:1 "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of GOD our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;" 1 John 4:14 "And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world." Jude 1:25 "To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.")

    John 3:16 "For GOD so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

    GOD actually had a real, literal Son to GIVE; HIS ONLY Son, Jesus Christ, who was crucified and raised from the dead by his FATHER for OUR sins. (Smitten of GOD)

    Numbers 23:19 "GOD is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"

    John 20:17 "Jesus saith ....I ascend unto my Father, AND your Father; AND to my GOD, and your GOD."

    Also, since the Holy Spirit is called the “Spirit of truth” (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13), those who have it—who are being led by it—will be worshipping God in truth. Real Christians strive to follow the truth in every matter. They would never follow the “instructions” of the trinitarian god, whose “Jesus” teaches that salvation is entirely by grace, with no works required. Notice just a few scriptures:

    ·        “And why call you Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46).

    ·        “You are My friends, if you do what I command you” (John 15:14).

    ·        “For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholds himself, and goes his way, and straightway forgets what manner of man he was. But whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed” (Jms. 1:23-25).

    Those who truly seek to serve the God of the Bible must obey Him—and Him only! If they do, the reward will be incredible, and you are now ready to learn what that is.


    “You shall worship the Lord thy GOD, and HIM ONLY shalt thou serve.” Matthew 4:10, 6:24; 22:37-38; Luke 4:8; Revelation 14:7.

    Leviticus 20:7 "
    Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your GOD." 
    Leviticus 26:12 "And I will walk among you, and will be your GOD, and ye shall be my people."

    1 Thessalonians 3:13 "To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before GOD, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints."

    Jesus paid it all. Willingly, he laid aside His kingly robes in Heaven, to be born of the virgin Mary. Out of Love, subject to His Father's will, because He was the ONLY ONE who could, He went to the cross for you and for me. Jesus said, not MY WILL, but the will of His Father be done. Jesus is worthy. God is our loving Father, and only through Jesus, the literal Son of God, we have access to the Father. 
     "The Son of God was next in authority to the great Lawgiver. He knew that His life alone could be sufficient to ransom fallen man."(Ellen White, Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2, page 9, also in Lift Him Up, page 24) 

    Time is running out. We are living in the LAST DAYS. Jesus will soon come to take us to Heaven. 
    Based on Bible studies, (the wise men knew when Jesus was born in Bethlehem) the great dragon, Satan may set him self up and pretend to be King Jesus around Dec. 25, 2012 in Jerusalem.... Satan pretending to be Jesus will re-start the old sacrifices... like the old Jews sacrificed the heifer....the Jews are now, prepared for it.... amazingly well.

    (Don't be deceived, Jesus feet will not touch the ground when He
    comes to get us soon.) The Bible says, we will be "caught up" to meet Jesus up in the air, in the clouds. It is not going to be a secret; every eye shall see Him coming in the clouds of Heaven.

    When Jesus comes, His feet will not touch the ground, and He'll take everyone that's saved or sealed by GOD, to heaven for 1,000 years. (See the 7000 year plan here) When He comes back to destroy the wicked and establish the New Jerusalem, then His feet will land on the Mount of Olives. 

    1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (KJV) says, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 
    Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." That is how we'll KNOW it's the TRUE JESUS!) The new world order may be put in place around Easter of next year (we don't know exactly when but it will be SOON!),  the latter rain...IS NOW. The Holy Spirit or God's Spirit (the mind of God/Christ) being poured out without measure upon His Church (our fleshy bodies that do God's will) = God's Truth and Spirit filled people - those who are keeping ALL Ten of God's Royal Commandments and have the testimony of Jesus (Spirit of Prophecy). 

    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 who 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. GC11 624

    Satan and his angels will appear on this earth as men, and will mingle with those of whom God's word declares, "Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." The world is full of men and women whom Satan uses as his agencies. Christ has bought them with a price,--even His life-blood. But they have given themselves into Satan's control. They are blind, and have forgotten that they were purged from their sins. PH058 2

    The time is at hand when there will be sorrow in the world that no human balm can heal. The Spirit of God is being withdrawn. Disasters by sea and by land follow one another in quick succession. How frequently we hear of earthquakes and tornadoes, of destruction by fire and flood, with great loss of life and property! Apparently these calamities are capricious outbreaks of disorganised, unregulated forces of nature, wholly beyond the control of man; but in them all, God's purpose may be read. They are among the agencies by which He seeks to arouse men and women to a sense of their danger. PK 277

    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 relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they recognise that something great and decisive is about to take place--that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis. PK 537

    We are far behind in our missionary work, both at home and in foreign countries. We have in our keeping the most sacred truth ever committed to mortals, and our work should correspond to our profession of faith. The world is becoming more and more lawless. Soon great trouble will arise among the nations,--trouble that will not cease until Jesus comes. RH FEB.11,1904


    Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia put it best when he said, “I think 90 percent of Americans believe in the Ten Commandments, but 85 percent probably couldn’t tell you what they are.” And how many could even paraphrase half of them is another question. Click here to read God's Royal Ten Commandments!


    It has been said that the first four commandments describe how to love God and the last six reveal how to love one’s fellow man. Put another way, the first four commandments explain how to establish a relationship with the true God and the last six how to build relationships with human beings.


    The man who attempts to keep the commandments of God from a sense of obligation merely—because he is required to do so—will never enter into the joy of obedience. He does not obey. When the requirements of God are accounted a burden because they cut across human inclination, we may know that the life is not a Christian life. True obedience is the outworking of a principle within. It springs from the love of righteousness, the love of the law of God. The essence of all righteousness [p. 98] is loyalty to our Redeemer. This will lead us to do right because it is right—because right doing is pleasing to God.


    The leaven hidden in the flour works invisibly to bring the whole mass under its leavening process; so the leaven of truth works secretly, silently, steadily, to transform the soul. The natural inclinations are softened and subdued. New thoughts, new feelings, new motives, are implanted. [p. 99] A new standard of character is set up—the life of Christ. The mind is changed; the faculties are roused to action in new lines. Man is not endowed with new faculties, but the faculties he has are sanctified. The conscience is awakened. We are endowed with traits of character that enable us to do service for God.

    Often the question arises, Why, then, are there so many, claiming to believe God's word, in whom there is not seen a reformation in words, in spirit, and in character? Why are there so many who cannot bear opposition to their purposes and plans, who manifest an unholy temper, and whose words are harsh, overbearing, and passionate? There is seen in their lives the same love of self, the same selfish indulgence, the same temper and hasty speech, that is seen in the life of the worldling. There is the same sensitive pride, the same yielding to natural inclination, the same perversity of character, as if the truth were wholly unknown to them. The reason is that they are not converted. They have not hidden the leaven of truth in the heart. It has not had opportunity to do its work. Their natural and cultivated tendencies to evil have not been submitted [p. 100] to its transforming power. Their lives reveal the absence of the grace of Christ, an unbelief in His power to transform the character.

    "Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Rom. 10:17. The Scriptures are the great agency in the transformation of character. Christ prayed, "Sanctify them through Thy truth; Thy word is truth." John 17:17. If studied and obeyed, the word of God works in the heart, subduing every unholy attribute. The Holy Spirit comes to convict of sin, and the faith that springs up in the heart works by love to Christ, conforming us in body, soul, and spirit to His own image. Then God can use us to do His will. The power given us works from within outwardly, leading us to communicate to others the truth that has been communicated to us.


    < Heaven will be much prettier than this picture. Is it worth keeping God's Royal Law, the Ten Commandments? 

    Those of us who "keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus" will feel the wrath of Satan and his hosts, but we need fear not, because we will be sealed with the seal of the living God and will enter into a glorious life eternal with Jesus!

    Revelation 14:12 says "
    Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Revelation 19:10 says "...the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." God says, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15. And Jesus said, "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love" (John 15:10).

    Click here to see 69 Bible texts that say to keep my commandments. Matthew 5:18 "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." Matthew 5:17 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." 

    We need to have our characters transformed into the likeness of Christ.  We need to love the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul and strength.  We need to obey God and keep His commandments, and we need to follow in the footsteps of our Lord, Saviour and soon coming King, Christ Jesus.  Friend, it is not enough to merely profess faith in Christ Jesus.  We need our lives to be transformed through the power of Christ in us. The very LIFE OF CHRIST living in us.

    Could God look down upon your life now and be able to say ... "This is My son/daughter in whom I am pleased with.  They will receive My seal of approval." ... Would God be able to say this about the way you are living right now?  I hope so, as those who do all work to the honor and glory of God, will bear the seal of the living God.

    "Christ will endorse the work of those who will do their best. And as they continue to do their best, they will increase in knowledge, and the character of their work will be improved." -- Letter 153, 1903. {Ev 329.2}

    In comparison to those who reject this truth about the seal of God, those who receive it gladly and live by it will be few

    in number, as Jesus Himself said ... Matthew 7:13-14 ...'Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    • Doesn’t faith set aside the Law? 

      "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid; yea, we establish the law." (Romans 3:31) 

    • But aren't we saved by grace? 

      "By grace are ye saved through faith." (Ephesians 2:8) 

    • Then why should we any longer observe the Law? 

      "Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" Romans 6:1,2) 

    • I know Christians should not sin, but what does that have to do with the Law and the Sabbath? 

      "Sin is the transgression of the law" (1 John 3:4) 

    • Which law do You mean Lord? Which law reveals sin? 

      "I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet." (Romans 7:7) Note: the Law which reveals sin is the Ten Commandment Law.  

    • Do you mean, Lord, that it would be a sin not to observe the ALL TEN Commandments? 

      "To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." (James 4:17)  

    • But isn’t it sufficient that I love the Lord and live by the law of love? 

      "If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15) 

      Does that mean all ten of them? 

      "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." (James 2:10) 

    • But isn’t the keeping of the commandments a grievous yoke of bondage? 

      "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous." (1 John 5:3) 

    • Lord, didn't you change your commandments? 

      "I am the Lord, I change not." (Malachi 3:6). "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever." Hebrews 13:8) 

    • Revelation 22:14 "Blessed are they that DO his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."
    have happened in October. Remember Oct 1844? 
    March 2011 to December 2015, comes to almost exactly 3.5 years...that is mentioned in Daniel 9:27.  “When the decree goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity.” Testimonies, volume 5, 214, 216. The New World Order, NWO, has the decree of the Sunday law in it already....

    So the labor pains...are getting more intense...(meaning the increasing earthquakes, floods, famines, natural disasters ect...are increasing, seems like every week or two, some major catastrophic event occurs, until the Baby comes...which would be Jesus comes to get us; Jesus coming is also the last of the 7 plagues to fall on the wicked, those who reject and do not obey God's Royal TEN COMMANDMENTS.)

    "Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief." (1 Thes. 5:1-4)

    Jesus could very well come around Oct 2015..... it seems so right... HOWEVER, I will not lose my faith if it is not the date... but, it is not long until Jesus will come!!! Lots of things would have to happen fast, but the true Jesus says "Behold I come quickly".

    The wise men knew when Jesus would come the first time, because WHAT? THEY STUDIED!

    “Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.” (Rev. 16:15)

    Don't be found sleeping like the 5 foolish virgins....without oil...in the latter rain...

    "The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant." Psalm 25:14

    Remember that one of Jesus' End Times prophecy was that the hearts of the people would have become extremely cold to Him. "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." (Matthew 24:12)

    “We must have a knowledge of the Scriptures, that we may trace down the lines of prophecy, and understand the specifications given by the prophets, and by Christ and the apostles; that we may not be ignorant; but be able to see that the day is approaching, so that with increased zeal and effort, we may exhort one another to faithfulness, piety, and holiness.” Review and Herald, July 31, 1888.

    Matt 16:1-3 ‘The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.

    Matt 24:36-39 ‘No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.  For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

    1 Corinthians 10:11 (King James Version) 11Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written
    for our admonition, upon whom theends of the world are come.

    But no where can I find a single verse prohibiting or even discouraging speculation about its timing.

    On the contrary, I find that the Lord rebuked the religious leaders of His time for not expecting Him, and in doing so encouraged us to be aware as well. For example, commanded us to understand Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy (Matt. 24:15), He criticized the Pharisees for not being able to read the signs of the times (Matt. 16:2-4), and had Jerusalem destroyed for not recognizing the clearly foretold time of His visitation (Luke 19:41-44). Paul warned us not to let events leading up to the Day of the Lord take us by surprise (1 Thes. 5:4), and as we see above promised that the Lord would award a crown to those who longed for His appearing. How many more reasons do we need?

    I remember when I began to take Bible prophecy seriously my friends warned me, “Don’t become so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good.” These are the scoffers Peter warned about, who say, “Where’s the Coming He promised?” (2 Peter 3:4)

    “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”(Matt. 24:36-37)



    Don't you think it's pretty bad out? Like the days of Noah? Like the days of Sodom and Gomorrah? the TV is filled with sin and violence... 



    Romans 11:25, "I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in."

    There are two Greek words in this verse that lend critical support to a proper understanding. The first is translated “full number”. It’s a nautical term that describes the pre-determined number of sailors necessary to operate a ship. Until the ship had its full number of crew members, it could not sail. This is why ship captains sometimes got unsuspecting  men drunk and kidnapped them late at night and then set sail immediately. And the second, translated “come in” is also a nautical term that described the ship’s arrival at its intended destination.

    By using these terms, Paul was saying that the hardening of Israel’s heart will not be fully removed until the Church reaches its pre-determined number and has been taken to heaven. There’s nothing arbitrary about God’s action here.  He has already determined the number and will take the Church to its intended destination as soon as that number is reached.

    Remember the song? I want to be in that number, when the Saint's go marching in....

    It is EXCITING!!!! We really live in the END TIMES! The prophets of the Bible wanted to live in this time.... we must put God first and trust in Him completely or we will be LOST!  

    Duration calculation results: From and including: Midnight between Wednesday, March 14, 2012 and Thursday, March 15, 2012. The duration is 1309 days, --- till Jesus comes! Approx... Keep in mind, this is NOT a prediction, but rather an encouragement that we might:

    "be able to see that the day is approaching, so that with increased zeal and effort, we may exhort one another to faithfulness, piety, and holiness.” 
    Review and Herald, July 31, 1888.


    Those who take Christ at His word, and surrender their soul to His keeping, their lives to His ordering, will find peace and quietude. Nothing of the world can make them sad when Jesus makes them glad by His presence. In perfect acquiescence there is perfect peace. DA. 331.


    Give God your will. In Phil. 2:13 we read, "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure."

    The right method is to make a decision to give myself away entirely to Jesus. Make a decision to abandon myself once and for all to accept Christ, instead letting Satan rule our life; ask Jesus to keep your soul. Not to choose actions (like trying to do good works), but to choose a person, Jesus. That is the right use of the will.
    You can choose to serve God. You can give Him your will! You can even pray, "make me willing to be made willing to give my will to God". "But God does not live in the sinner. The Word declares that He abides only in the hearts of those who love Him and do righteousness. God does not abide in the heart of the sinner; it is the enemy who abides there." Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1 Manuscript 46, 1904, MR 900, p

    Jesus is COMING SOON! 3 years, 7 months - till Jesus comes????! Approx?... GET READY!!!! No man knoweth the day nor the hour....but it is SOON. Look around you!

    Jesus says in Matthew 24:36, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."

    Are 6,000 years of sin almost over?  The Bible presents enlightening, logical, and compelling answers to these questions. In short, yes! Check out more simply amazing details about End of the World Bible Study here:

     
    The ONLY SAFE PLACE to BE is: CLICK HERE to find out.

    Satan is a Master, and Jesus is a Master. In these last days, b
    oth Masters, act & LOOK THE SAME, because the evil Master Satan is trying to trick you into thinking he is the good Master Jesus; the only way to tell them apart is: The Master Jesus will teach you to OBEY the Ten Commandments and the bad Master Satan will teach you to DISOBEY them. There is not room in the bottle (bottle=inside us or our heart/mind) for both Masters. The old dirty evil Master Satan is constantly trying to get the lid off the new shiny bottle, by tempting you to Sin, so he can change you back into your old dirty bottle with impure dirty contents. But all you have to do is ask your new Master, Jesus, to HELP YOU keep the old dirty evil Master out. Cry to your new Master Jesus, "Jesus, Help Me! Save Me From MYSELF!" Notice, you will not sin, you will only have been tempted to sin by the old dirty evil Satan Master, just as Jesus was tempted; but YOU WILL NOT SIN, when you call out, "JESUS! SAVE ME!". Jesus WILL save you, every time.

    Jesus living inside us
    Think of yourself as a bottle or fleshy vessel/jar. When you, the bottle is born;
    you automatically have the dirty old evil Master Satan living inside the bottle, making the contents dirty (our selfish sinful nature inherited from Adam). When you choose to BELIEVE in and ask the Master Jesus to MOVE inside your bottle; your old dirty bottle INSTANTLY becomes a new shiny bottle with clean SINLESS contents inherited from the very LIFE OF JESUS. Evil Master Satan HAS to MOVE OUT. Of course, the Master 
    Jesus will not get inside your old dirty bottle unless invited. Once invited, the Master Jesus then gets inside the bottle; cleans and helps to keep the contents of your bottle clean. You will
    Satan living inside us
    then "rest" from your work and let Jesus work through you. This has a special meaning. Your new shiny clean bottle has the very LIFE of the MASTER JESUS INSIDE with Jesus SHINING OUT of your transparent bottle in everything you do and say! 

    "Dear Reader: A sense of duty to my brethren and sisters and a desire that the blood of souls might not be found on my garments have governed me in writing this little work. I am aware of the unbelief that exists in the minds of the multitude relative to visions, also that many who profess to be looking for Christ and teach that we are in the "last days" call them all of Satan. I expect much opposition from such, and had I not felt that the Lord required it of me, I should not have made my views thus public, as they will probably call forth the hatred and derision of some. But I fear God more than man.

     

    When the Lord first gave me messages to deliver to His people, it was hard for me to declare them, and I often softened them down and made them as mild as possible for fear of grieving some. It was a great trial to declare the messages as the Lord gave them to me. I did not realize that I was so unfaithful and did not see the sin and danger of such a course until in vision I was taken into the presence of Jesus. He looked upon me with a frown and turned His face from me. It is not possible to describe the terror and agony I then felt. I fell upon my face before Him, but had no power to utter a word. Oh, how I longed to be covered and hid from that dreadful frown! Then could I realize, in some degree, what the feeling of the lost will be when they cry, "Mountains and rocks, fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb."

     

    Presently an angel bade me rise, and the sight that met my eyes can hardly be described. A company was

    presented before me whose hair and garments were torn and whose countenances were the very picture of despair and horror. They came close to me and took their garments and rubbed them on mine. I looked upon my garments and saw that they were stained with blood, and that blood was eating holes in them. Again I fell like one dead at the feet of my accompanying angel. I could not plead one excuse. My tongue refused all utterance, and I longed to be away from such a holy place. Again the angel stood me upon my feet and said, "This is not your case now, but this scene has passed before you to let you know what your situation must be if you neglect to declare to others what the Lord has revealed to you. But if you are faithful to the end, you shall eat of the tree of life and shall drink of the river of the water of life. You will have to suffer much, but the grace of God is sufficient." I then felt willing to do all that the Lord might require me to do that I might have His approbation and not feel His dreadful frown." (Early Writings : Page 74 The Gathering Time)


    "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world." 1 John 4:1


    The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 1:18 "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

    The question is: Who’s really serious to take the Lord at His word? And keep it ever before Him?
    My prayer for us is that the Lord may not only truly give us an insatiable appetite for the things that attract His presence but also for those things that really move His mighty hand among us; transforming our hearts, households, communities, cities and world. 

    So, how about it? Are you ready to go for it? Let’s go there together!


    "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33. "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9. "God is not a man, that he should lie;" Numbers 23:19. "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:1-6. "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32. Life is worth living! In John 10:10, Jesus said that He came in order that we "may have life, and have it to the full."


    ARE YOU LOOKING FOR REAL HAPPINESS?

    TIRED OF FAKE CHRISTIANS?

    Have You Found the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven?


    Key Clip Art God longs to live inside you through His Son, 
    instantly,
    to make you perfect; yes, you read it right, SIN-FREE! All you have to do is believe in God's only begotten Son, Jesus. Pray to the living God of Heaven right now, "I believe in your Son Jesus, please save me." Take Jesus as YOUR personal Saviour, and put YOUR trust in Jesus' Daddy, God.
    Do YOU Love Jesus?

    Jesus has said, "I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me." John 12:32

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    "Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he
    in God
    ." (1 John 4:15) Ephesians 1:13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having BELIEVED, you were
    marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit," "Now the Lord [Jesus] is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 
    (KJV) 2 Corinthians 3:17. Jesus says in John 14:15, a COMMAND of GOD: "If ye love me, keep my commandments." And GOD's PROMISE to his faithful people here in Revelation 22:14 (KJV) "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." “Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.” - Psalm 97:10.

    The most desperate thing we need today, right now, is to have God’s nature & power dwelling in us. It is a cleansing agent that can lift off the scum of sin and make us spiritually bright and new. To believe in Jesus, God's Son is POWER! To humble your heart to GOD, is POWER! When you do, God can work through you, to heal the sick, raise the dead, perform miracles, just as Jesus did! Read on for Bible text proof of such POWER! Have you ever heard the song, THERE IS POWER, WONDER WORKING POWER IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB? If not click here to listen to it!

    JESUS COMMANDS: Matthew 5:48 "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." 1 Kings 8:61 "Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day."

    Romans 8:11 “But if the Spirit of him [the Father] that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

    Bible Icon 48x48px 1 John 3:9 "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." 1 Corinthians 15:57 "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." Psalm 120:2 "Save me, O LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues."

    "This is where many of us err. We don't believe we can instantly be perfect or sin-free, we doubt God's Word and Power. We think, Oh, "I" will TRY to do what is right, I will work, work, work at it. "The thought that the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us, not because of any merit on our part, but as a free gift from God, is a precious thought. The enemy of God and man is not willing that this truth should be clearly presented; for he knows that if the people receive it fully, his power will be broken." {RH, December 24, 1908 par. 2}

    "The only hope for us if we would overcome is to unite our will to God's will and work in co-operation with Him, hour by hour and day by day. We cannot retain self and yet enter the kingdom of God. If we ever attain unto holiness, it will be through the renunciation of self and the reception of the mind of Christ. Pride and self-sufficiency must be crucified. Are we willing to pay the price required of us? Are we willing to have our will brought into perfect conformity to the will of God? Until we are willing, the transforming grace of God cannot be manifest upon us." {MB6}

    “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8

    Either the Devil or God is our Master, not both at the same time: Matthew 6:24 "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

    1 John 3:9 KJV "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." 1 John 3:9 NIV "No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God."

    1 John 2:29 "If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him."

     "Many at the present day say, `Believe, only believe, and live.' Faith and works go together, believing and doing are blended. The Lord requires no less of the soul now, than He required of Adam in paradise before he fell--perfect obedience, unblemished righteousness." Selected Messages, book 1, p 373.

    John 3:3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."

    Psalm 119:3 "They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways." Deuteronomy 8:6 "Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him." Deuteronomy 11:22 "For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;" Psalm 128:1 A song of ascents. Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. 
    Zephaniah 3:13 The remnant of Israel [God's Truth & Spirit FILLED People] will do no wrong; they will speak no lies, nor will deceit be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid." Revelation 14:5 "No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless." Jeremiah 17:10 "I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."





    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
    When we love the world as He [Jesus] has loved it, then for us His mission is accomplished. We are fitted for heaven; for we have heaven in our hearts. OFC. 201.

    And many because they must be born again and cannot see the kingdom of God will desire a visible church as well as a visible head.

    “ ....Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God ... Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3-5)

    "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthians 11:3

    "And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself." Ephesians 1:23 (the invisible church is God's people everywhere who are filled by God's Spirit thru belief in God's only begotten Son Jesus Christ=talking the talk and walking the walk!) 

    Eph. 1:22-23, "And [GOD] hath put all things under his feet, and gave him [Jesus] to be the head over all things to the church [God's Spirit filled people], which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all." 

    Here we find that the church is defined as His body. We are ONE with GOD thru Jesus sacrifice. Romans 15:6 “That ye may with one mind [and] one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    In Col. 1:18 we find, "And He (Christ) is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence." Here again, Christ's body is defined as the church. (God's Spirit Filled people) Gal 3:28

    "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Gal 3:28

    “ .... your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1 Cor 6:19) “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” (1 Cor 6:17) “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one” (John 17:23)

    Romans 8:29 "For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be CONFORMED to the IMAGE of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren."

    Luke 6:40 "A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained WILL BE LIKE HIS TEACHER.

    Rom 8:1 "There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."

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    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
    When we love the world as He [Jesus] has loved it, then for us His mission is accomplished. We are fitted for heaven; for we have heaven in our hearts. OFC. 201.

    And many because they must be born again and cannot see the kingdom of God will desire a visible church as well as a visible head.

    “ ....Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God ... Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3-5)

    "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthians 11:3

    "And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself." Ephesians 1:23 (the invisible church is God's people everywhere who are filled by God's Spirit thru belief in God's only begotten Son Jesus Christ=talking the talk and walking the walk!) 

    Eph. 1:22-23, "And [GOD] hath put all things under his feet, and gave him [Jesus] to be the head over all things to the church [God's Spirit filled people], which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all." 

    Here we find that the church is defined as His body. We are ONE with GOD thru Jesus sacrifice. Romans 15:6 “That ye may with one mind [and] one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    In Col. 1:18 we find, "And He (Christ) is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence." Here again, Christ's body is defined as the church. (God's Spirit Filled people) Gal 3:28

    "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Gal 3:28

    “ .... your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1 Cor 6:19) “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” (1 Cor 6:17) “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one” (John 17:23)

    Romans 8:29 "For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be CONFORMED to the IMAGE of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren."

    Luke 6:40 "A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained WILL BE LIKE HIS TEACHER.

    Rom 8:1 "There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."


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