Jesus, Begotten of God. "HIS" Righteousness (TRUTH) IS our Righteousness (TRUTH)



Pentecost! The day when Christ returned to His children on earth in spiritual form as the Holy Spirit who would now live within them as their Comforter. We are not complete in our heavenly Father, until we receive His Spirit which is holy. "Holy" means the "Presence" of God: which simply means to be in constant agreement with God. Pentecost is when our Saviour and Comforter who was physically manifest on earth in human form would now be with us in His spiritual manifestation as our Comforter. (edited from Dr Carlson's edited newsletter)

"'The words that I speak are spirit and life' John 6:63. Christ is not here referring to His doctrine, but to His person, the divinity of His character.” 1 Selected Messages p. 249.


PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED STATEMENTS, RECENTLY RELEASED:

"Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter.” {Ms7-1902 (January 26, 1902) par. 10} - EGW

"WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST.” {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18} - EGW *(see full quote below)


 Shekinah glory = Holy Spirit IN YOUR BODY TEMPLE = CHRIST'S SPIRIT.

"“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.” “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him because we keep his commandments and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children keep yourselves from idols.” The Lord is soon to come. We want that complete and perfect understanding which the Lord alone can give. It is not safe to catch the spirit from another. WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST. If we commune with God, we shall have strength and grace and efficiency.” {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18} - EGW
*previously unpublished statement


Video study on the history of the Seventh-day Adventist church about Christ: https://youtu.be/8Zs3dT1afQw

"Holiness is constant agreement with God" RH May 16, 1907, par. 4. "It is the beauty of holiness, a meek and quiet spirit, which is of value with God" The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, p. 383.1. "There is only one path to Paradise restored,--the path of obedience" ST, January 25, 1910 par. 18. 

We May Have the Descent of the Spirit (My WORDS are Spirit and they are LIFE! John 6:63) Now in our minds and on our tongues by obeying the commands of God and trusting in His Promises given to us by Christ—Are we Christians in deed and in truth, or are we such in name only? Christians are growing up a holy temple unto the Lord. But “What agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” This represents a constant growth in Christian character, growth in spiritual-mindedness. 

The church of Christ in the world is to be a powerful people, a name and praise in all the earth. Jesus has done everything to accomplish this. Now there need to be earnest, deep, sincere efforts to redeem the past unfaithfulness. Time, precious time, has been lost in wanderings and backslidings from God. Every character is to be weighed in the balance of the sanctuary; if the moral character and spiritual advancement do not correspond to the benefits, opportunities and blessings bestowed, “wanting” is written against the name. Isaiah 48:2 "For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The Lord of hosts is his name."


Be sure to watch this amazing video about HOW our bodies represent the MOST HOLY PLACE in the Heavenly Sanctuary by the late FRAN FISHER: https://youtu.be/gkwWf0sj940 See a interesting chart by Dr. Carlson here about the Sanctuary = this is also a picture of the New Jerusalem, the 144,000 aka the Bride of Christ, the church triumphant, the Throne of God


Heb 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne (our minds), O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of
righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

We ARE the KINGDOM OF GOD. When we reflect Christ's image!


Josephus (A.D. 37-95?):“The names of the twelve tribes (of Israel) were engraved on the stones (gems/mineral) in the order of their birth.” and these twelve stones are above the GATES/doors in the New Jerusalem. Our birth month gem-stone-mineral could possibly mean the GATE (pearl of great price=Christ=in His image) we enter THROUGH (name of the tribe we belong to could mean our character traits as well (see the late Fran Fisher's video about this here) into the New Jerusalem aka the City of God (144,000) spiritually now:


The "Holy" City or the City of God aka New Jerusalem aka the 144,000 that descends out of Heaven as a Bride prepared for her husband is the City of Truth, pure unadulterated truth NOT mixed with doctrines of devils. This means that the people that enter into the image of Christ is the truth of Christ in their minds and mouth and practiced by them to the best of their ability - which is the ability of Christ IN THEM WORKING THROUGH THEM - because they believe that Christ IS the Son of God, twice born. We want the Holy Spirit which IS Jesus Christ. The Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit of truth IN us. Christ then comes in and makes up the difference. Christ MAKES us Holy as we seek HIM with all our being to be like Him (meek and lowly when tested by those closest to us - blessing them and praying for them when they are cold, treasonous and just plain mean to us) by claiming His precious Bible promises like John 6:37 "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out", and in our daily choices. 


Satan represents God's law of love as a law of selfishness. "When the religion of Christ is most held in contempt, when His law is most despised, THEN should our ZEAL be the warmest and unflinching. To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few--THIS WILL BE OUR TEST. AT THIS TIME we MUST gather WARMTH from the coldness of others, COURAGE from their cowardice, and LOYALTY from their treason" 5T136 (1882), and LDE 180.4.


The 12 tribes march out in order of their birth. Judah is first. Watch this video by the late Fran Fisher for many interesting details about this here.


This is the order of their birth. Notice 2 are missing: Ephraim and Dan were replaced because of their sins. 


Birthstones (minerals) represent the 12 stones on the High priests breastplate and the 12 stones above the 12 gates into the City of God. According to Ellen White's first vision, we enter into the City of God at the farther end of the narrow path spiritually by claiming/believing/eating the leaves off the tree of life in the center of the Holy City with two trunks (God and His Son) on either side of the stream and their branches (mind, law purposes combined in the plan and our minds become like Christ and His Father's mind by eating/believing/claiming/doing the Bible Verse commands and promises per 2 Peter 1:4 and James 3:2 like John 6:37) connecting at the top of living water flowing from the throne of God (throne of God is our minds - the minds of the 144,000 Brides of Christ) (our minds = Christ sits on the right side lobe of our mind and God on the left lobe of our brain. They both make their abode in us when we obey the words Jesus gave us from God Himself.)

  1. Judah 
  2. Ruben
  3. Gad
  4. Asher
  5. Naphtali
  6. Manasseh
  7. Simeon
  8. Levi
  9. Issachar
  10. Zebulun
  11. Joseph
  12. Benjamin

Spirit/Word/character/thoughts/feelings begotten believers from each of the 12 tribes:  Be sure to watch this amazing video about HOW our bodies represent the MOST HOLY PLACE in the Heavenly Sanctuary by the late FRAN FISHER: https://youtu.be/gkwWf0sj940 See a interesting chart by Dr. Carlson here about the Sanctuary = this is also a picture of the New Jerusalem, the 144,000 aka the Bride of Christ, the church triumphant, the Throne of God

And I heard the number of those who were sealed. 
One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel
 were sealed:

Revelation 7:5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed;[a] 
of the tribe of 
Reuben twelve thousand were sealed; 
of the tribe of 
Gad twelve thousand were sealed; 
Revelation 7:6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed; 
of the tribe of 
Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed; 
of the tribe of 
Manasseh twelve thousand were sealed; 
Revelation 7:7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand were sealed; 
of the tribe of 
Levi twelve thousand were sealed; 
of the tribe of 
Issachar twelve thousand were sealed; 
Revelation 7:8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed; 
of the tribe of 
Joseph twelve thousand were sealed; 
of the tribe of 
Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.


These are camped around the Sanctuary according to the order of their birth, and camped according to the stars. 

Psalm 77:13(KJV) 13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?


[Our first parents] were to enjoy communion with God and with holy angels; but ... their loyalty must be tested.... Obedience, perfect and perpetual, was the condition of eternal happiness. On this condition he [man] was to have access to the tree of life.—Patriarchs and Prophets, 48, 49.

In order to possess an endless existence, man must continue to partake of the tree of life. Deprived of this, his vitality would gradually diminish until life should become extinct.... He [Satan] hoped that they would eat of the tree of life.... But after man’s fall, holy angels were immediately commissioned to guard the tree of life.... None of the family of Adam were permitted to pass that barrier to partake of the life-giving fruit; hence there is not an immortal sinner.—Patriarchs and Prophets, 60. You can read more about the tree of life here.


By the faith of Jesus we partake of this tree of life in the center of the garden by grabbing hold of the flaming double edged sword which guarded the East entrance into the Garden of Eden and “turned every way”.  The angel holds that sword at the East gate and guards the entrance to the City of God (Eden restored)- this represents the Bible promises (Hebrews 4:12) that we grab hold of by faith and claim to spiritually ENTER in through one of the 12 gates into the City of God.


Psalms 100:4 


Psalm 149:6
May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,


Isaiah 49:2
He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.


Ephesians 5:26
to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,

Ephesians 6:17
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit (WORD=Christ John 6:63), which is the word of God.


1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 5:23
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


John 17:17 (KJV) 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.


Hebrews 6:5
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers (character=thoughts and feelings=Kingdom of God=City of God the image of Christ reflected by His people) of the coming age

1 Peter 1:23
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

Revelation 1:16
In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.


144,000: "God’s ministers are symbolized by the seven stars, which He who is the first and the last has under His special care and protection." Ellen White, Gospel Workers 1915, p. 13.3


 This City of God is the image of Christ, that we enter into SPIRITUALLY now at the farther end of the narrow path - we enter into the image of Christ or the Holy City aka City of God by claiming Bible verse promises per 2 Peter 1:4 and James 3:2 - we don't want to be hung by our tongues! We must learn the language of Heaven and speak His words and NOT our carnal nature words.



Compare Dr Carlson's chart below to the chart above:


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Haggai 2:23
"'On that day,' declares the LORD Almighty, 'I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,' declares the LORD, 'and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,' declares the LORD Almighty."

"I believe the Sanctuary, to be cleansed at the end of the 2300 days, is the New Jerusalem Temple, of which Christ is a minister. The Lord shew me in vision, more than one year ago, that Brother Crosier had the true light, on the cleansing of the Sanctuary, &c; and that it was his will, that Brother C. should write out the view which he gave us in the Day-Star, Extra, February 7, 1846. I feel fully authorized by the Lord, to recommend that Extra, to every saint" Ellen White, A Word to the Little Flock, p. 12.8 Early Writings, p. xix.2.

Here is a link to the Sanctuary Message by Brother Crosier recommended by God Himself:

The rock (144,000) that is cut out without hands that strikes the image of Daniel 2 on the feet has been falling since October 22, 1844 and continues to fall until probation closes for the world:


And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.





Revelation 21  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalemcoming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husbandAnd I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

The 144,000 TRUE Seventh-day Adventists are CUT OUT by the GREAT CLEAVER OF TRUTH FROM THE MOUNTAIN - Daniel 2:45 "Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king (144,000, King of Salem symbolized by Melchizedek) what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure."

The 144,000 are King of Babylon like Nebuchadnezzar - only the 144,000 Kings and Priests are King of an apostatized 501c3 Seventh-day Adventist people - the whole SDA experience from it's inception until probation closes for the world, just like Jesus was labeled King of the Jews.

The 144,000 and their spiritual children are a PECULIAR PEOPLE, SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD. By the great cleaver of truth He has cut them out from the quarry of the world - "the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands" represents those who are in the image of Christ, have obtained or are following the truth in their daily choices - the Righteousness of Christ - the blending of humanity with divinity - Christ MAKES us Holy, Perfect, to come into constant agreement with Him by studying the Word of God - committing it to memory - applying it to their daily choices - steeping themselves in the Word of God - which is the MIND of God that was in Christ and is HOW we get the MIND OF GOD given to us through Christ - is to write the verses out, memorize them, claim them, believe them, obey them in all our thoughts, words and actions. The Words of God become our language, the language of our soul, the Words we speak become a Thus Saith the Lord and a It is written, just like Christ!




He speaks, and His clear, ringing voice--the same that upon Mount Sinai proclaimed the law that priests and rulers are transgressing--is heard echoing through the arches of the temple: "Take these things hence; make not My Father's house an house of merchandise
."



The New Jerusalem (compare to the Most Holy Place in the Sanctuary) is the marriage chamber, the marriage to the TRUTH about Christ - being twice born - First of the Spirit, then of the flesh by Mary - which IS Christ, in our minds. The marriage of Christ's MIND to our mind. The Most Holy Place in the Sanctuary of God. IN THE END which is NOW the TEN VIRGINS are SEPARATED from the foolish virgins. THE WISE GO OUT OF THE 501c3 SDA denomination (Not the historical SDA pioneer doctrines given to us in 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846) whose religion have been changed into the 501c3 SDA denomination and into the pure truth banquet feast (feast=Bible promises claimed/believed and obeyed = 



Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars 

12 fruits: Gal 5:23-24; and Eph 
(12 x 12,000=144,000):

144,000: "God’s ministers are symbolized by the seven stars, which He who is the first and the last has under His special care and protection." Gospel Workers 1915, p. 13.3

Christ's character (obedience to the Ten Commandments)
 are a shield to those who love God and strive to serve Him alone in all they eat, think, say and do, to the glory of God.

144,000 Adventist's who become vegan leaders - a special force for the three angels messages and the 7th day Sabbath from 1844 until probation closes.




The THRONE that GOD and His Son sit's down on are the sanctified MINDS of the 144,000, out of the throne of God flows living water. Truth=Christ to others...The 144,000 are the Throne of God - they Both make their abode/home with the obedient giver of life - freely you have received - freely give.

The 144,000 represent that ONE STONE, the city of God, New Jerusalem, the Mother of God's children or His people...the city of God is come down out of Heaven - is God and His Son's Spirit come down out of Heaven filling His Bride, His City, New Jerusalem with Himself, His Ten Thoughts, the Ten Commandments, which is Christ/truth in us. The Royal perpetual truth/law in us. Truth lived out in our daily choices constrained by the power/character of God Himself through Christ in us, the Law in us is Christ in us, written to or sat down in our minds, truth SETTLED in our minds is Christ and His Father SAT DOWN in our Most Holy place, our mind temple, the seat of God - the two lobes, one seat each for BOTH God and His Son (Christ is sat down on the right side/right lobe of our mind, God the Father on the left lobe - incorporated into our mind  / thoughts / words /works/fruit), the sacred secret dwelling place of the Most High, the Sanctuary or temple of the Living God. 

  1. Ezekiel 48:35 "The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. "And the name of the city from that time on will be: the Lord is there."
  2. Isaiah 60:14 "The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel."

Zechariah 3:9

See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua! There are seven eyes on that one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it,' ("the Lord is there" Ez 48:35) says the LORD Almighty, 'and I will remove the sin of this land (people are made from dust/earth/land) in a single day. 


     "For the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwahshall comfort Zion . . . Yea, He will comfort all her waste places. He will make her (your) wilderness like Eden, and her deserts (your dry and barren grounds) like the garden of the LORD . . . . Joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody !"     Isaiah 51:1-3

     "Then the heathen (unbelievers) that are left round about you ________ (your name) shall know . . . that I the LORD build the ruined places, and I plant that which was desolate . . .   For I the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) have spoken it, and I will do it !"
Ezekiel 36:36

     It is our Saviour's great desire that each of us, as His sons and daughters, will take hold of these precious promises for ourselves, that through faith in Christ, our families, our marriages, our homes, and congregations may testify to the mighty power of the God we love and serve !

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Presents from Christ to woo His Bride to Himself, Christ's mind (His words of Truth John 6:63) so His Bride will be in harmony with Him - Christ is waiting for His Bride to be in harmony with Him or in constant agreement with Him - He is waiting until His bride desires Him as much as He desires her) which is the Most Holy Place in the Sanctuary which is the City of God, the church triumphant, the 144,000, the throne of God, home groups or studying with God and His Son is two or three gathered together in His NAME. In these end times we will have to stand alone obscure in the "wilderness" means "obscure", or "little known" to the Catholic Adventists. 


Open your presents (truths = 7th day Sabbath - worshiping God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ = John 17:3) from God given to us by His only Son, Jesus Christ! USE the presents from Christ! These presents are GIVEN to His Bride to MAKE her Holy like Himself in mind, body and Spirit (words). Our words reflect our Spirit or Attitude of whom we worship.







Ellen White says, "Those who become confused in their understanding (departing from evil Job 28:28) of the word, who fail to see the meaning of antichrist, will surely place themselves on the side of antichrist." Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 7, 949. Now that is quite a prophecy. If you do not know who antichrist is, you are going to be with antichrist.

"The third angel’s message (Rev 14:6-12 all three angels messages) 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.

Antichrist is all those who do not obey All TEN Commandments

Did you get that? “What is the shame of this nakedness and poverty? “…of separating ourselves from God!” If we as a “professed” Adventist have rashly denied the BRIGHT light set up behind us {our historical SDA foundational doctrines} by rejecting the one and only true God, “professed” Adventists today are shamefully naked! Without God and His power! "Why is there so dim a perception of the true spiritual condition of the church?  Has not blindness fallen upon the watchmen standing on the walls of Zion?...Who can truthfully say, 'Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments are unspotted by the world'?  I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness.  Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath.  Then He {Christ} said to me: 'Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character?  'How is the faithful city become an harlot!  My Father's house is made a house of merchandise, A PLACE WHENCE THE DIVINE PRESENCE AND GLORY HAVE DEPARTED!'"  —{Testimonies, vol 8, p 248-250, April 21, 1903}

Revelation 17:5, "And upon her forehead (who she worships/what she thinks, intellectual concept of who God is and what she does) was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."


Read more how the SDA 501c3 denomination has been advocating the same doctrines as the Papacy for years now here:

https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/sundayworshipsda
and here:

"When men come in who would move one pin or pillar from the foundation which God has established by His Holy Spirit, let the aged men who were pioneers in our work speak plainly, and let those who are dead speak also, by the reprinting of their articles in our periodicals." EG White, Manuscript Releases Volume 1, p. 55


The Light of the world is our Leader, and the path has been growing brighter and brighter as we have advanced in the footsteps of Jesus. Oh, that we may keep close to our Leader, and He will fill every heart with His divine love, love to God, and love for one another. How long shall entreaties and warnings be given before they will be valued sufficiently to be heeded? Why not now put away all selfishness, all sin, through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ?


It's going to be TOO LATE when the SUNDAY LAW IS PASSED, because probation closes for the HOUSE OF GOD at the SUNDAY LAW. 

"When the decree (Sunday law - soon coming- Pope Francis comes to USA for first time to Philadelphia Sept 21-24, 2015 to promote FAMILY DAY=Sunday WORSHIP) GOES FORTH and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternityNow is the time to prepare" T5, 216.
  • Revelation 14:13 "Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them."
  • Faith is not sight.

    I am directed to impress upon you that you must have a stronger faith in God. Hold fast to the only source of strength (God/His Son). Then right where you are you will be a living epistle, known and read of all men. Faith is not sight. God requires you to bring into every phase of your character and into your work all the attractiveness possible, and Jesus Christ, His meekness, His love, His unselfishness.


  • "THE IMAGE OF CHRIST WILL BE PERFECTED IN EVERY SOUL who accepts the gift of His grace, ....THEY WILL STAND BEFORE GOD equal in elevation, in power and purity, to the angels, and will be honored with them before the eternal throne." ST December 30, 1889, par. 7
  • "So with the followers of Christ. We can receive of heaven's light only as we are willing to be emptied of self. We cannot discern the character of God, or accept Christ by faith, unless we consent to the bringing into captivity of every thought to the obedience of Christ. To all who do this the Holy Spirit is given without measure. In Christ "dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and in Him ye are made full." Col. 2:9, 10, R. V. DA118
  •  "I saw that the words, the dress, and actions, should tell for God. Then a holy influence will be shed upon all, and all will take knowledge of them that they have been with Jesus; and unbelievers will see that the truth we profess has a holy influence, and that faith in Christ’s coming affects the character of the man or woman. If any wish to have their influence tell in favor of truth, let them live it out, and imitate the humble Pattern.Spiritual Gifts, Volume 4b, p. 18.1
  •   "It was by the confession and forsaking of sin, by earnest prayer and consecration of themselves to God, that the early disciples prepared for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. The same work, only in greater degree, must be done now. Then the human agent had only to ask for the blessing, and wait for the Lord to perfect the work concerning him. It is God who began the work, and He will finish His work, making man complete in Jesus Christ. But there must be no neglect of the grace represented by the former rain. Only those who are living up to the light they have will receive greater light. Unless we are daily advancing in the exemplification of the active Christian virtues, we shall not recognize the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain. It may be falling on hearts all around us, but we shall not discern or receive it.” –{TM 507}
  • "Those who come up to every point, and stand every test, and overcomebe the price what it may, have heeded the counsel of the True Witness, and they will receive the latter rain, and thus be fitted for translation.” Vol. 1. Testimonies p. 187
  • Isaiah 60:14 "The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel."
  • "Satan is very ready to insinuate that prayer is a mere form, and avails us nothing. He cannot bear to have his powerful rival appealed to. At the sound of fervent prayer the hosts of darkness tremble. Fearing that their captive may escape, they form a wall around him, that Heaven's light may not reach his soul. But if in his distress and helplessness the sinner looks to Jesus, pleading the merits of his blood, our compassionate Redeemer listens to the earnest, persevering prayer of faith, and sends to his deliverance a re-enforcement of angels that excel in strength. And when these angels, all-powerful, clothed with the armoury of heaven, come to the help of the fainting, pursued soul, the angels of darkness fall backwell knowing that their battle is lost, and that one more soul is escaping from the power of their influence." ST NOV.18,1886
  • "The work of sanctification is the work of a lifetime; it must go on continually; but this work cannot go on in the heart while the light on any part of the truth is rejected or neglected. The sanctified soul will not be content to remain in ignorance, but will desire to walk in the light and to seek for greater light. As a miner digs for gold and silver, so the follower of Christ will seek for truth as for hidden treasures, and will press from light to a greater light, ever increasing in knowledge. He will continually grow in grace and in the knowledge of the truth. Self must be overcome. Every defect of character must be discerned in God’s great mirror. We may discover whether or not we are condemned by God’s standard of character." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 317.2

  • (Sept 2015 Pope Francis visits DC and addresses our LAWMAKERS in Congress about Climate Chaos,  then visits NYC to address United Nations and possibly sign NWO into effect? then on to Philly to address the Festival of Families to call for family time to set aside SUNDAY as the DAY of trinity worship.  (Esther 2:16 God's people enter into the City of God/House Royal like Queen Esther did - Queen Esther represents the 144,000 and their spiritual children) USA legislators in Congress are very likely to sign the Sunday law into effect)

    "The broken ranks will be filled up by those represented by Christ as coming in at the eleventh hour. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God's destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who [now] have no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched, His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter (at new moon when congress enacts Sunday Law? compare to Esther 2:16 when Queen Esther went into the House Royal compare to probation closing for God's people when 144,000 go into the City of God/New Jerusalem by faith now prior to literally entering the City of God). Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time."--Letter 103, 1903.

    The Disciples believed in the Way, which is Jesus and is called "HERESY" because Christ claimed to be the Son of God, which made Him to be begotten after God's own KIND. A God begets a God after His Own kind, like a horse begets a horse after his own kind. We are made in the IMAGE of God as well...fallen, adopted or reconciled back to the Father and God of Christ through God's Son. Christ is the Son of God before the incarnation.

    God the Father does not have nail scars in His Hands, ONLY the SON OF GOD has the NAIL SCARS IN HIS HANDS. REMEMBER THIS. 1 John 5:1 "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well."


    Acts 24:14 plainly describes what side of this debate the 12 apostles were on....the side of "HERESY". Trinitarians all call non-trinitarians heretics or blasphemers just like the Jews called Jesus a blasphemer and wanted to stone Christ for his saying his Father was God...the Jews "got it" way back then! See John 10:33 "The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.". John 5:18 "For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God." John 19:7 "The Jewish leaders insisted, "We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God."

    John 10:32
    but Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?"

    Philippians 2:6
    Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

    Leviticus 24:16
    anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.

    John 10:24
    The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly."

    John 10:33 "The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God."

    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:"

    The WAY is called HERESY by the non-believers (Trinitarians/Unitarians/all those who don't believe in "The Way" which is called HERESY)

    Acts 26:9
    "I (Saul later Paul) too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

    Acts 12:1
    It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church (the Way called "Heresy"), intending to persecute them.

    "His (Mary and Joseph) parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish (Adventist) leaders, who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue (church denomination)."

    Acts 24:22
    Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way, adjourned the proceedings. "When Lysias the commander comes," he said, "I will decide your case."

    Acts 9:2
    and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.

    Acts 28:22
    But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."

    Acts 28:23
    They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.

    2 Peter 2:2
    Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the WAY of truth into disrepute.

    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."

    "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."

    "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.)

    Here are the verses for you to consider about the Bible stating plainly that there are TWO BEINGS, not three who are God:


    both
    bōTH/
    predeterminer, determiner, & pronoun
    1. 1.
      used to refer to two people or things, regarded and identified together.
      "both his parents indulged him"

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

    2) If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated BOTH me and my Father. John 15:24

    3) Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them BOTH. Zechariah 6:13

    4) "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." John 14:23 Notice this verse only mentions two beings.

    "Christ is one with the father, but christ and God are two distinct personages." 5 BC 1148.2. The Upward Look, page 153.
     
    "And truly our fellowship is with the father, and with his son Jesus Christ." All through the scriptures, the father and the son are spoken of as two distinct personages. You will hear men endeavoring to make the son of God a nonentity. He and the father are one, but they are two personages. Wrong sentiments regarding this are coming in, and we shall all have to meet them.The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, July 13, 1905, paragraph 3.

    1 John 5:1 "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well."

    "The Son of God shared the Father's throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled bothPatriarchs and Prophets, p. 36.2 (Ellen G. White). (Notice only TWO beings are mentioned here).

    Even more plainly Ellen White warns, "The Father and the Son ALONE are to be exalted." {The Youth's Instructor, July 7, 1898 par.2})

    "Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the father. How do you say, 'Show us the father?'" John 14:9.

    "I and the father are one." John 10:30.

    "The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in personIt is thus that God and Christ are one" 8T, p. 269.

    "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have "believed" that I came out from God." and see John 17:8: "For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

    John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father
    1 John 5:1 "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well." Prior to Bethlehem: Proverbs 8:30 "Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;" 

    Colossians 1:16

    For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

    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 also he made the universe.

    Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
    Hebrews 9:8 The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still functioning.
    Hebrews 10:20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,

    Ellen White: Before Christ came in the likeness of men, he existed in the express image of his Father Ellen White, Youth’s Instructor, December 20, 1900, par. 4.

    "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

    1 John 1:7 "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

    "If we believe in Godwe are armed with the righteousness (truth) of Christ; we have taken hold of his strength."  Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists, p. 132.5 

     "The two expressions human and divine were, in Christ, closely and inseparably one, and yet they had a distinct individuality."  {ST, May 10, 1899 par. 11}

    "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..."  {17MR 338.1}   

    "The message from God to me for you is 'Him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out' (John 6:37). If you have nothing else to plead before God but this one promise from your Lord and Saviour, you have the assurance that you will never, never be turned away. It may seem to you that you are hanging upon a single promise, but appropriate that one promise, and it will open to you the whole treasure house of the riches of the grace of Christ. Cling to that promise and you are safe. 'Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out.' Present this assurance to Jesus, and you are as safe as though inside the city of God" (Manuscript Releases, vol. 10, p. 175).


    The gift of Christ and the illumination of the Holy Spirit reveal to us the Father and the Son -- p.391 Fundamentals of Christian Education (p 1834) in SOP Vol 2) of the big set of 3 volumes excellent chapter on p.391 and 392 and 393.

    Here are a few Bible verses that very plainly states that Jesus is "THE WAY" which was why the disciples were persecuted and most killed for because they were of "THE WAY" which was considered a "SECT". Just like the early pioneers of the SDA church were and those who believe like them today will be called "heretics" and part of a "cult" or a "sect".

    To Paul: 
    Acts 28:22
    But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."

    Acts 28:23
    They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.

    This verse is one my girls and I are memorizing:

    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:" 

    2 Peter 2:2
    Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the WAY of truth into disrepute.

    WHO IS "THE WAY"? or called "A SECT" or "HERESY" also known as a "CULT"? Jesus "The Way"!!! 

    John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but byME."

    To Paul: 
    Acts 28:22
    But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."

    More about this here:

    2 Corinthians 11:3-4King James Version (KJV)

    But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

    For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus (Tammuz of the Trinity of gods), whom we have not preached, or if ye receivanother spirit (a character other than Christ's character = Jesus says MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT = John 6:63), which ye have not received, or another gospel (other than "The Way" John 14:6), which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with (beware of) him.

    Jeremiah 12:16
    And if they learn well the ways of my people and swear by my name, saying, 'As surely as the LORD lives'--even as they once taught my people to swear by Baal--then they will be established among my people.

    Baal: Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz = the first pagan trinity of gods has had many names down through the ages. Today Baal is also known as a philosophical god (intellectual concept of god) of which we have been warned against by Paul in Col 2:8 and in 2 Cor 11:3-4 called the trinity of gods or tritheism (Tritheism is the teaching that the Godhead is really three separate beings forming three separate gods.) known as "one God in three persons: "God the Father", "God the Son", and "God the Holy Spirit" = Baal worship today. 

    "Let us strive with all the power that God has given us to be among the hundred and forty-for thousand." 7BC 970.

    • If a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.  (2Tim 2:5 KJV)

    Antichrist Appears to Be Spiritual
    Satan aims to replace God in these last days by deceiving people into following Antichrist, who appears spiritual and holy. The main purpose of the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation is to expose Satan's traps and strategies and lead people to anchor in Jesus and His Word for safety.

    Antichrist Will Deceive Many
    Most people will follow the Antichrist (Revelation 13:3), thinking they are following Christ. Only the very elect will be safe (Matthew 24:2324). They will be safe because they test every spiritual teaching and leader by Scripture (Isaiah 8:20). Religious deception is everywhere today. We cannot be too careful.

    4. Doesn't the Bible say in 1 John 2:18-22 that there are many antichrists?
    Yes, there have been many antichrists down through history who have worked against the kingdom of God. However, there is only one entity that specifically fulfills all the prophesied characteristics of the Antichrist. In Daniel chapters 7 and 8 and in Revelation chapter 13, you will find at least 10 identifying traits of the Antichrist. These 10 identifying marks can be fulfilled in only one entity, the papacy and protestant 501c3 churches in America have ALL adopted the trinity of gods doctrine and/or keep the trinity of gods day of worship - which is SUNDAY the 1st day of the week holy = when it becomes a law very soon in the near future - it will become the MARK of the beast or 666. 

    All who DENY CHRIST the WAY

    "Thou shalt have NO OTHER GODS before ME" God is one God (1 Cor 8:6) not three. 1+1+1=3:



    "In rejecting the truth, men reject its Author. In trampling upon the law of God, they deny the authority of the Law-giver. It is as easy to make an idol of false doctrines and theories as to fashion an idol of wood or stone. By misrepresenting the attributes of God, Satan leads men to conceive of Him in a false character. With many, a philosophical idol is enthroned in the place of Jehovah; while the living God, as He is revealed in His word, in Christ, and in the works of creation, is worshiped by but FEW. Thousands deify nature while they deny the God of nature.Though in a different form (our intellectual concept or our idea of God John 17:3/Jer 9:24), idolatry exists in the Christian world today as verily as it existed among ancient Israel in the days of Elijah. The god of many (trinity of gods) professedly wise men, of philosophers, poets, politicians, journalists--the god of polished fashionable circles, of many colleges and universities, even of some theological institutions--is little better than Baal, the sun-god of Phoenicia. The Great Controversy 1888, p. 583.1

    Notice how the names of Baal change down through time:


    The ROCK that is cut out without hands represents the Bride of Christ, the 144,000. Revelation 21:2
    The rock that is cut out without hands that strikes the image of Daniel 2 on the feet: "I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband." endtimewarning.com/who-are-the-remnant-of-god and https://sites.google.com/site/howtoenterthecityofgodtoday

    The Bride gives pure truth - cutting as it may be - this truth is the harvest sickle in the end that harvests the wheat from the tares. The tares are being gathered into all the 501c3 denominational church "bundles" or theological fences being prepared for the burning. Matthew 13:30 "Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn." The harvest started Oct 22, 1844. Christ's barn is the Holy City, the Most Holy Place, the secret dwelling place of the Most High - it is our MINDS stayed upon the Word of God, claiming it's precious promises gives us access or allows us to enter through one of the 12 pearly Gates into the City of God, the Father's house where the banquet for the 5 wise virgins go into and the door is shut (I believe the door will be shut per Esther 2:16 = then the 1st death degree will be implemented - the 2nd death degree comes soon thereafter?  = see Esther chapters 2 and 3 and Revelation 13:5 = and see the page on this site called "The End of The World" for more quotes and reasonings). The door shuts for the House of God or for those who have HAD great light but rejected it, 501c3 Adventist members who reject the straight testimony to laodiceans.

    "From that which the Lord has been pleased to show me there will arise just such ones all along and many more of them claiming to have new light, which is a side issue, an entering wedge (Trinity, Eucharist, Cannot be sin-free idea, Immortality of the Soul, Sunday Sacredness = ALL false doctrines spring from the trinity of gods doctrine). The widening will increase until there is a breach made between those who accept these views and those who believe the third angel's message. Just as soon as these new ideas are accepted, then there will be drawing away from those whom God has used in the work (Three Angel's "Anti-Pope" Messages), for the minds begin to doubt and withdraw from the leaders because God has laid them aside and chosen more humble men to do His work. This is the only interpretation they can give to this matter, as the leaders do not see this important light." (Arthur White, The Ellen G. White Biography, vol. 3, p. 259)



    The Bride is dressed with pure truth and thanksgiving and praise (Exodus 30:25 Make these into a sacred anointing oil - the Song of their (144,000) experience that no one else could sing and no one but the priests could make Exodus 30:32 "Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you." meaning no praise or thanksgiving to anyone but God) to God for the Righteousness of Christ that is GIVEN to them. Like Queen Esther, they want nothing else but what has been given them to prepare their character/mind to be in constant agreement with God's thoughts, the law of God.

    "Only those who obey the voice of the Bridegroom and Bride's (SDA pioneers: a part of the 144,000 literal number: those who help to give and live the 3 angels message and keep the 7th day Sabbath) third angels last warning message to wake up and come out of apostasy (all 501c3 churches today) to JOIN CHRIST and His Bride at the gospel feast in the Most Holy Place in the Sanctuary, the City of God, (our marriage to Christ (baptism in Christ's name and their union consummated by the joining of their minds/will/daily choices to the mind of God/Let this MIND be IN you that was ALSO in Christ Jesus, our husband Is 54:5/Hosea 2:16) by claiming 2 Peter 1:4/Jude 24, Zach 3:4, John 6:37) will the message of the loud cry be given. 

    If we are to STAND UP with CHRIST when Christ stands up and says "it is finished", we must be preparing NOW! When the time Jacobs time of trouble starts for us, the 7 last plagues falling, we are going to be able to STAND UP when CHRIST STANDS UP and says it is finished and probation closes for the WORLD, we like Jacob need to be pleading the promises of God; he had been trusting his pledged word, so do WE. 2 Peter 1:4 tells us how we obtain the character (Divine nature/Godly character) which is the Kingdom of God, love to all people, warning by our example, thoughts, words and actions that if we love God we obey all His Ten Commandments. 

    "When the DECREE goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. NOW is the time to prepare." T5, 216.1. "And at the commencement of the (little) time of trouble (Jesuit Pope Francis reigns for 42 months/1,260 literal days/3.5 years from March 19, 2013 which lasts for 3.5 years untilSept 19, 2016, to be cut short in righteousness)

    While many will fall away (five foolish virgins partake of and are surprised at the unholy feast of criticizing and faultfinding, tearing down the reputations of their fellow beings) the end-time saints will embrace the grand adventure and the divine romance (study, pray, memorize, sing and repeat the Spirit filled Words of the precious Bible verse promises - they are filled with the language of Heaven which is a "Thus Saith the Lord" and a "It is Written"). They will take center stage in this climactic time of witness. They will have their eyes on the Mighty One of Israel. Like our Apostle Paul they will, "Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus". -Phil. 3:14 NKJV

    The Everlasting Covenant of God – the paid Bride price – the highest price ever paid for a bride – paid by his life blood. This is the central drama of the 70th week. 

    Ellen White PREDICTED the people of God would ENTER into the CITY of GOD at the END of the narrow path:

    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

    "A LINE OF TRUTH FROM THAT TIME(1844) TO THE TIME WHEN WE SHALL ENTER THE CITY OF GOD, WAS MADE PLAIN TO ME, and I gave to others the instruction that the Lord had given me. What influence is it that would lead men at this stage of our history to work in an underhand, powerful way to tear down the foundation of our faith–the foundation that was laid at the beginning of our work by prayerful study of the Word and revelation? Upon this foundation we have been building for the past fifty years. (Selected Messages bk.1, p. 206-7 1904). Learn more here about WHY and HOW most SDA's are denying Christ: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Ff6LGwUlCSX1VMYUhzQU5PZW1BaUZSRlFqdXhMWHRtZ19j/view?usp=sharing


    “The history of the early experiences in the message will be a power to withstand the masterly ingenuity of Satan's deceptions.” EGW, Letter 99, 1905.

    EVERYTHING about the history of the early original pioneers of SDA will be repeated - that is what we should have been doing all along this narrow pathway...putting into practice in our daily choices the truths we learned in 1841-1847. The coming out of all 501c3 (501c3 is Babylon=false doctrines) churches today and following Christ into the Most Holy Place by His Faith - into the mind of God is the MOST HOLY PLACE, the secret dwelling of the Most High is our minds, His character given to us through Christ by claiming 2 Peter 1:4, such as Zach 3:4, Jude 1:24With your Bible in your hands say, I have done as Thou hast said. I present thy promises: Isaiah 42:6, Isaiah 28:5, Isaiah 58:8, Isaiah 60:19, Isaiah 60:20, Isaiah 66:11, Malachi 4:2, Revelation 5:10, Revelation 1:6, John 6:37 , "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Those who honestly go to God alone to plead His promises and to claim His salvation enter into the City of God through one of the 12 pearly gates in the CITY OF GOD! Psalms 100:4. 

    "The promises of God looked to me like so many precious pearls that were to be received by only asking for them." RH July 21, 1851, Art. B, par. 3

    “We should now acquaint ourselves with God by proving his promises” YI July 12, 1904, par. 8.

    "...If you want power (God-like character) you may have it; it is waiting your draft upon it. Only believe in God, take Him at His Word, act by faith, and blessings will come." The Publishing Ministry, p. 67.4 


    Here are the verses for you to consider about the Bible stating plainly that there are TWO BEINGS, not three who are God:

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

    2) If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated BOTH me and my Father. John 15:24

    3) Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them BOTH. Zechariah 6:13

    4) "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." John 14:23 Notice this verse only mentions two beings.

    In the following verse, who is talking to who? God the Father is talking to His Son:

    Psalm 110:1 "A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." Notice, no third being mentioned here either. 

    Mark 12:36
    David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: "'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet."'

    Mark 14:62
    "I am," said Jesus. "And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven."

    Mark 16:19
    After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.

    Luke 20:42
    David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: "'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand. Luke 20:43
    until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."'

    Luke 22:69
    But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God."

    Acts 2:34
    For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, "'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand

    Acts 2:35
    until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."'

    1 Corinthians 15:25
    For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

    Ephesians 1:20
    he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,

    Ephesians 1:22
    And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,

    Colossians 3:1
    Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

    Hebrews 1:3
    The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

    Hebrews 1:13
    To which of the angels did God ever say, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"?

    Hebrews 8:1
    Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,

    Hebrews 10:12
    But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,

    Hebrews 10:13
    and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool.

    Hebrews 12:2
    fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    Matthew 22:44
    "'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet."'

    Matthew 26:64
    "You have said so," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven."

    Watch a TRUTH presentation about Christ sitting at the right hand of His Father and telling WHEN Christ is going to STAND UP: https://youtu.be/tIY04HnQJpY


    What is Satan's Last Day Theology? Find out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbNtCruBZU

    Does Jesus have a God and Father?

    "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.

    God and Jesus two separate people. God and Jesus are NOT the same person. You can't be your OWN SON! God beget a Son who was after His own kind, a God. God the Father was IMMORTAL which means He could NOT die. Christ was the ONLY unique being in all the universe who could DIE for us. Because only a God sacrifice would do. So because God the Father was immortal, only Christ could die for us. Both God and Jesus are of the same kind of being, like a horse begets a horse, a cow begets a cow, etc. Their Spirit is their Character, their WORDS (John 6:63). We can have their Spirit by asking Christ to come into our mind through His WORD. God sent His Son to give us His WORDS. Then we can become Godlike in character as well. Satan told Eve that if she ate the fruit she would become as GODS...knowing both good and evil. We are created in the IMAGE of God, or a copy of God. Our birthright place is with God and His Son - their Spirit/Words/Character replacing our carnal nature/character with their HOLY character/Spirit/Words found in the Ten Commandments and Bible verse promises...Claim Bible promises, that's how we get the Godlike character of Christ. Learn to speak the language of Heaven - Bible verses! Truth! Christ is the Truth...God sent His Son to speak truth to us. The least we can do is learn to live and speak that same truth!

    "It may be objected, If the Father and the Son are two distinct beings, do you not, in worshipping the Son and calling him God, break the first commandment of the decalogue? "No; it is the Father's will 'That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.' We cannot break the commandment and dishonor God by obeying him. The Fathers says of the Son, 'Let all the angels of God worship him.' Should angels refuse to worship the Son, they would rebel against the Father. Children inherit the name of their Father. The Son of God 'hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than' the angels. That name is the name of his Father. The Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.' Heb.1. The Son is called 'The mighty God.' Isa. 9:6. And when he comes again to earth his waiting people will exclaim, 'This is our God.' Isa. 25:9. It is the will of the Father that we should thus honor the Son. In doing so we render supreme honor to the Father. If we dishonor the Son, we dishonor the Father; for he requires us to honor his son. "But though the Son is called God yet there is a 'God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ' 1Pet. 1:3. Though the Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever,' yet, that throne is given him of his Father; and because he loved righteousness and hated iniquity, he further says, 'Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee.' Heb. 1:9. 'God hath made that same Jesus both Lord and Christ.' Acts. 2:36. The Son is 'the everlasting Father,' not of himself, nor of his Father, but of his children. His language is, 'I and the children which God hath given me.' Heb. 2:13." Review and Herald, June 1, 1869.

    https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/jesus-born-of-god-not-created
    https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/the-144-000-revealed---the-lost-ark-of-the-covenant-found

    "True faith rests on the Promises contained in the Word of God, and those only who obey (live) that Word can claim its glorious Promises.Early Writings, p. 72.2

    The GOSPEL: Jesus Christ is truly and literally the Son of the Living God. Twice born - just as we must be twice born. 

    “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’)

    As I read it several passages came to mind in addition to the four scriptures you mentioned regarding the mention of only two divine beings. These are found in the book of Revelation, at a place in the Bible where the universe has been restored, sin has been cleansed from God's children, and complete restoration of the work of Christ is revealed.
    The Passages are:
    Revelation 
    1- 21:22
    2- 21:23
    3- 22:1
    4-22:3
    Please note the close repetition of those declarations. It reminds me of what was shown Joseph about pharaoh's dream- it was shown to pharaoh twice "And for the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice, it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass." Genesis 41:32
    The principle is given in the first book in the Bible and again in the last book. God repeats Himself not because He is absent minded, but to establish in our mind the importance of what He gas just revealed.
    It should be considered by us all that in the passages previously shown in the book of "The revelation of Jesus Christ" there is only mention and glory to TWO divine beings. Either that, or Christ forgot to mention to His servant John another third being. I don't think so.
    Blessings,
    JL

    What is Satan's Last Day Theology? Find out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbNtCruBZU

    Does Jesus have a God and Father?

    "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.

    God and Jesus two separate people. God and Jesus are NOT the same person. You can't be your OWN SON! God beget a Son who was after His own kind, a God. God the Father was IMMORTAL which means He could NOT die. Christ was the ONLY unique being in all the universe who could DIE for us. Because only a God sacrifice would do. So because God the Father was immortal, only Christ could die for us. Both God and Jesus are of the same kind of being, like a horse begets a horse, a cow begets a cow, etc. Their Spirit is their Character, their WORDS (John 6:63). We can have their Spirit by asking Christ to come into our mind through His WORD. God sent His Son to give us His WORDS. Then we can become Godlike in character as well. Satan told Eve that if she ate the fruit she would become as GODS...knowing both good and evil. We are created in the IMAGE of God, or a copy of God. Our birthright place is with God and His Son - their Spirit/Words/Character replacing our carnal nature/character with their HOLY character/Spirit/Words found in the Ten Commandments and Bible verse promises...Claim Bible promises, that's how we get the Godlike character of Christ. Learn to speak the language of Heaven - Bible verses! Truth! Christ is the Truth...God sent His Son to speak truth to us. The least we can do is learn to live and speak that same truth!

    "It may be objected, If the Father and the Son are two distinct beings, do you not, in worshipping the Son and calling him God, break the first commandment of the decalogue? "No; it is the Father's will 'That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.' We cannot break the commandment and dishonor God by obeying him. The Fathers says of the Son, 'Let all the angels of God worship him.' Should angels refuse to worship the Son, they would rebel against the Father. Children inherit the name of their Father. The Son of God 'hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than' the angels. That name is the name of his Father. The Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.' Heb.1. The Son is called 'The mighty God.' Isa. 9:6. And when he comes again to earth his waiting people will exclaim, 'This is our God.' Isa. 25:9. It is the will of the Father that we should thus honor the Son. In doing so we render supreme honor to the Father. If we dishonor the Son, we dishonor the Father; for he requires us to honor his son. "But though the Son is called God yet there is a 'God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ' 1Pet. 1:3. Though the Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever,' yet, that throne is given him of his Father; and because he loved righteousness and hated iniquity, he further says, 'Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee.' Heb. 1:9. 'God hath made that same Jesus both Lord and Christ.' Acts. 2:36. The Son is 'the everlasting Father,' not of himself, nor of his Father, but of his children. His language is, 'I and the children which God hath given me.' Heb. 2:13." Review and Herald, June 1, 1869.

    https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/jesus-born-of-god-not-created
    https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/the-144-000-revealed---the-lost-ark-of-the-covenant-found

    "True faith rests on the Promises contained in the Word of God, and those only who obey (live) that Word can claim its glorious Promises." Early Writings, p. 72.2

    The GOSPEL: Jesus Christ is truly and literally the Son of the Living God. Twice born - just as we must be twice born. 

    “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’)

    “It is through the Spirit (Word John 6:63) that Christ dwells in us; and the Spirit (Word) of God, received into the heart by faith, is the beginning of the life eternal.” Desire of Ages, page 388. 

    Why has the history of the work of the disciples, as they labored with holy zeal, animated and vitalized by the Holy Spirit, been recorded, if it is not that from this record the Lord's people today are to gain an inspiration to work earnestly for HimWhat the Lord did for His people in that time, it is just as essential, and more so, that He do for His people today. All that the apostles did, every church member today is to do. And WE ARE TO WORK WITH AS MUCH MORE FERVOR, to be accompanied by the Holy Spirit in as MUCH GREATER MEASURE, as the increase of wickedness demands a more decided call to repentance. (GC 611)

    It is with an earnest longing that I look forward to the time when the events of the day of Pentecost shall be REPEATED with even GREATER POWER than on that occasion. John says, "I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory." THENas at the Pentecostal season, the people WILL HEAR THE TRUTH spoken to them, every man IN HIS OWN TONGUE .... Thousands of voices will be imbued with the power to speak forth the wonderful truths of God's Word. The stammering tongue will be unloosed, and the timid will be made strong to bear courageous testimony to the truth. May the Lord help His people to cleanse the soul temple from every defilement, and to maintain such a close connection with Him that they may be partakers of the latter rain when it shall be poured out.” (SDABC EGW's comments on Acts 2:1-4 p. 1055)

    Revive the evidences given in the past. Jesus is our Atoning sacrifice; we can make no atonement for ourselves, but by faith we can (and must) accept the atonement that has been made.

    The Early Rain Produces Conversion; The Latter Rain Develops a Christlike Character which prepares you to help give the LOUD CRY which is the song of your experience knowing the reality of Christ helping you overcome by faith in Christ’s merits, the gift of Himself that we get to claim by the faith of Christ as our very own prize.

    "The church of Christ found refuge in seclusion and obscurity." The Great Controversy, p. 54.2

    Today God’s people are in the wilderness or come out to be fed and nourished by truth (Jesus Himself). God’s people are an "obscure people" —Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1. Obscure means in the wilderness (March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016) – obscure means the Bride of Christ is veiled by the righteousness (truth) of Christ, the wise virgins who GO OUT (Matthew 25:6, Revelation 18:4) to join the Bridegroom on His way to the wedding feast prepared at His Fathers house.

    We need not worry about the latter rain. All we have to do is to keep the vessel clean and right side up and prepared for the reception of the heavenly rain, and keep praying, "Let the latter rain come into my vessel. Let the light of the glorious angel which unites with the third angel shine upon me; give me a part in the work; let me sound the proclamation; let me be a colabourer with Jesus Christ." Thus seeking God, let me tell you, He is fitting you up all the time, giving you His grace.--UL 283 (1891). 

    “The answer may come with sudden velocity (quickness) and overpowering might, or it may be delayed for days and weeks, and our faith receive a trialBUT GOD KNOWS HOW AND WHEN TO ANSWER OUR PRAYER. It is our part of the work (work=believe John 6:29) to put ourselves in connection with the divine channel (Jesus). God is responsible for His part of the work. He is faithful who hath promised. The great and important matter with us is to be of one heart and mind, putting aside all envy and malice and, as humble supplicants, to watch and wait. Jesus, our Representative and Head, is ready to do for us what He did for the praying, watching ones on the Day of Pentecost.”--3SP 272 (1878).

    “But if the Spirit (fountain of divine influences – character/words/life Gal 5:22-23) 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 (Christ’s) that dwelleth in you.” Romans 8:11

    John 6:29 “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the WORK of God, that ye BELIEVE on him whom he hath sent.” 

    John 6:38 “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.”

    James 2:22 “You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.”

    1 John 3:23 “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.”

    Revelation 2:26 “To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations.”

    The 144,000 will not have any affiliation with their old churches, since their Church leadership and most of their brethren (the five foolish virgins) have rejected the three angels messages and the 10 commandments, with special focus on the fourth commandment that begins with “REMEMBER”, and those brethren will not have have enough spiritual strength (oil=reality of Christ’s presence and power=character=thoughts and feelings-song of their EXPERIENCE in Christ) to make it to the close of probation (Rev. 13:5 - Sept 19, 2016), and will fall during the time of Jacob`s trouble: the Tribulation/plagues falling after Christ has stood up and said “It is Finished”. This marks the close of probationary time (A dark day occurs like occurred the day Christ was crucified),

    Revelation 13:5: "This entire chapter (Revelation 13) is a revelation of what will [future tense] surely take place." 19MR 182.6 Manuscript Releases Volume Nineteen [Nos. 1360-1419], p. 182.6, S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, p. 979.10. I would suggest that the 70th Jubilee (starts Oct 2016?) is extra significant in that the real estate of the whole planet will be returned to its original owner, the Creator. 

    So what happens before then? World War III warning: Jesus said there would be a time of great tribulation worse than any other time in history. Don't think Satan is going to be nice about giving back the planet to the Creator. This will be WW III. During a private meeting with a congregation of Jewish leaders headed by Ronald S. Lauder (a businessman and a philanthropist and the son of cosmetics giant Estee Lauder) on On Sept 17, 2014 Pope Francis stated WWIII HAS BEGUN at Pope's house in Santa Marta. The Pope had on September 13, 2014 first spoken of World War III during a centenary celebration of World War I at the Redipuglia cemetery in Italy. At that time, he described the war as a "piecemeal." But unlike WWI and WWII that happened all at once, the current WWIII war is happening in stages. Pope Francis has warned. 2 Cor 11:14 “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”

           Rev 17:11 “And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”

           Isaiah 14:16:  “Those who see you will stare at you. They will wonder about you: 'Is this THE MAN who made the earth tremble, who made kingdoms quake," Ezekiel 28:9 (KJV) “Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.” Isaiah 14:16 (KJV) “They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;”  Isaiah 14:14 "I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."  Isaiah 14:13 "You said in your heart, "I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon." Personates Christ's 2nd Coming. 2 Cor 11:14 “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” 2 Cor 11:15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. [NIV] Rev 13:4 “And they worshipped the dragon [Satan] which gave power unto the beast:” 2 Th 2:11 “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”  2 Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. The 7th and last Pope, Benedict XVI, turns over the throne of Peter to Satan, and the world worships Satan believing him to be Christ.

    40 days after Christ was crucified he went to Heaven with the first-fruits or the first wave sheaf - those raised to life at His resurrection -quickened by the life of His Father -  by His Father and God - the 50th day he returned to them - by His own Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost "the fiftieth day". Outpouring of the Holy Spirit means men and women fervently with great zeal - they are zealous for the truth about Christ. The TRUTH about God and His Son, the Christ IS the Gospel!

    The 12 Apostles were a type of Special Forces similar to for example the Navy Seals during the time of Jesus’ first coming. After three-and-a-half years of intensive personal training with Jesus, the Lord was able to use them to achieve great victories. They penetrated Satan’s power to lead a great restoration and increase of the Christian faith.

    From March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016 is the 144,000’s three-and-a-half years of intense training with Jesus who will use them to achieve great victories. This prepares the 144,000 to stand in the sight of a Holy God without a mediator starting September 19, 2016 when Christ stands up and says Daniel 12:1, Matthew 24:21, Jeremiah 30:7, Ezekiel 5:9, Ezekiel 13:9,  Joel 2:2 “It is Finished.”

    This (Rev: 13:5: September 19, 2016) signals the close of probation for the the house of God or the WORLD? The work is cut short in RIGHTOUSNESS! Study to show thyself approved, a workman that needs not be ashamed. I am studying on this and believe the work will be CUT SHORT IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. Probation closes prior to (9/19/16=the end of the 42 months in Rev 13:5) this for the house of God when the degree goes forth to keep the spurious Sabbath Sunday Holy, the 1st day of the week. "When the decree GOES FORTH and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. Now is the time to prepare." T5, 216.

      “A darkness will cover the inhabitants of the earth when Jesus moves out of the heavenly sanctuary such as enveloped the earth at the time of his crucifixion. This will be an evidence, to those who have known the truth, that probation’s hours are past, and the eternal destiny of every soul is sealed beyond recall; but this will only strike terror to the soul that has failed to heed the warning message, “Prepare to meet thy God”. Review & Herald Articles Book 3, page 581. Review and Herald Supplement of June 21, 1898

    G.A. Irwin wrote in the Review and Herald Supplement of June 21, 1898, "A darkness will cover the inhabitants of the earth when Jesus moves out of the heavenly sanctuary, such as enveloped the earth at the time of the crucifixion."

    Sister White says, "When He leaves the sanctuary, darkness covers the inhabitants of the earth." (GC 614).

    "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." (GC 615).

    "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).

    "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." (FE 336).

    "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).

      "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).

              "He sees that holy angels are guarding [the people of God], 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).

    What does the Bible say will follow probation's close?

              Revelation 15: 8--And the temple was filled with smoke from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven  angels were completed.

              Revelation 16: 1--Then I heard a loud voice from the temple   saying to the seven angels, "Go, pour out the seven bowls of God's wrath on the earth."

              Revelation 19: 11-15--I saw heaven standing open and there before      me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.  With justice he judges and makes war.  His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns.  He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.

          He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.  The  armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.  Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter."  He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.

              "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" (EW 36).    "When the work of the investigative judgement 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" (GC 490).

    At the VERY END OF TIME there will only be two classes: The Righteous, and the Wicked.

     and Christ withdraws his Spirit which strives with man, and they no longer feel a restraining influence over their thoughts and actions. The 7 last plagues of Revelation 16 begin to fall on the finally impenitent, (nobody repents during the 7 last plagues – probation is CLOSED, Revelation 16:9,11) and wicked men will blame those plagues on the righteous, who refuse to keep the Pope`s Sunday, which is the mark of the beast. Steps will be taken to make certain no one can buy or sell who doesn`t keep the Sunday, Revelation 13:17 and finally, a National Sunday Law is passed to force everyone to keep the 1st day of the week. Then, when that fails to convince the 7th day keepers to keep Sunday, they are put in jails and prisons, or they have escaped to the mountains, and deserts. Finally, it is decreed by the highest authorities in the land, that the 7th day keepers should be put to death on a certain date: just like in the days of Esther and Mordecai, (her Uncle), when the wicked ruler Haman (valley of Hamon-Gog, Ezekiel 39:11) got King Ahasuerus to send out a decree that anyone who wanted could put to death any Jew they found in his kingdom..”…fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life,” Psalm 31:13. The saints hide in the munitions of rocks in desolate places where the angels of God feed them (“bread shall be given him, his waters shall be sure”, Isaiah 33:16 (as God had the ravens feed Elijah, 1 Kings 17:6), until Christ is seen coming with all his angels, to end it all. As long as the saints pray with their hands uplifted, they are invisible to the wicked, who are bent on their destruction. Great signs are shown in the heavens, such as the 10 commandments, including the 4th, Sabbath commandment inblazing brilliant letters, (which increases the condemnation on the guilty wicked), and shortly a cloud about the size of a man`s hand is seen coming towards the earth, from the east, just as the sun comes up every day, and the wicked who were taunting the righteous, just moments before, change to crying and praying for the rocks and mountains to hide them from the wrath of the Lamb: “For the great day of his wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:17. And as the angels and Christ become visible,

    Christ blows the trumpet (Christ calling His Bride), ear-drum-shatteringly loud, and calls the sleeping saints (of all time) from their graves, and they are gathered by the angels up to Jesus on the cloudy chariot. Then Christ sends his angels to gather those saints who are alive and remain unto his coming, 1 Thessalonians 4:17, and translates their bodies from corruptible to incorruptible, and from being mere mortals, to immortality, and we all meet the Lord on the cloud in the air, and Christ takes us all back to Heaven and the Holy City to God. Reconciled back to the God and Father of Jesus Christ.

    The wicked and false (offensive) Christians who took the mark of the beast (Sunday 1st day of week worship/false god worship) die at the brightness of Christ’s 2nd coming, after they ask Jesus and the Holy Angels, why they weren`t included with the saints. Christ tells them, ”Depart from me, I never knew you, ye that work iniquity,” Luke 13:27, Matthew 25:41.

    Not one human is left alive on the earth, Jeremiah 4:25 -only the Devil and his angels roam the earth for 1000 years, and he is bound and chained, (restrained from leaving this earth), Revelation 20:1-3.... Meanwhile, the book of death is opened, and the saints judge the wicked for 1000 years, and enjoy their mansions in the Holy City, and receive their golden crowns, and sit and eat with Christ at a long supper table where Christ visits with each of us, and we see all the saints and our beloved believing relatives and acquaintances, and are united with them forever, Revelation 20:12,13, Luke 22:30. We get to see God the Father on his throne, and his Son, and the cherubim (the 4 beasts before his throne) and ask questions directly of Jesus, Holy Angels, and all of all the Patriarchs and holy women of the Old Testament, Revelation 22:4, Even so come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord be with you all. It will be worth it all when we see Jesus, and our Loving Father, and his whole creation! Amen.

    ARE YOU CHANNELING CHRIST TO OTHERS? ARE YOU A MEDIUM FOR CHRIST TO OTHERS?

    Now is the time to prepare for the coming of our Lord. Readiness to meet him cannot be attained in a moment's time. Preparatory to that solemn scene there must be vigilant waiting and watching, combined with earnest work. So God's children glorify him. Amid the busy scenes of life their voices will be heard speaking words of encouragement, hope, and faith. All they have and are is consecrated to the Master's service. Thus they prepare to meet their Lord; and when he comes, they will say, with joy, "This is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us. . . .  We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation."  {RH, February 3, 1903 par. 11}

    "When the decree goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. NOW is the time to prepare." T5, 216. “The REMNANT that purify their souls by obeying the truth gather strength from the trying process, exhibiting the beauty of holiness amid the surrounding apostasy." E.G. White, Letter b - 55 - 1886, pp. 6, 7. “The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. (“Those who think that the church militant (501c3 SDA Corp as a whole) is the church triumphant make a GREAT mistake.” –{UL 152.3, 1SAT 340.2} It remains, while the sinners IN Zion will be sifted OUT the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place.”—Selected Messages 2:380 (1886).{LDE 180.5} “As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel’s message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truthABANDON THEIR POSITION AND JOIN THE RANKS OF THE OPPOSITION.”—The Great Controversy, 608:  

    (Modern SDA church now says: "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, 3/1990, p. 22-23). “Some will tend to resist this doctrine (the trinity) because it is NOT found expressly stated in the scriptures.” Adventist Review Aug 20 1993 P-8  Modern SDA publication boldy states: "While NO single SCRIPTURAL PASSAGE states formally the doctrine of the Trinity, it is ASSUMED as a fact by Bible writers and mentioned several times. Only by FAITH can we accept the existence of the Trinity." Adventist Review, Vol. 158, No. 31, p. 4., "...there is ANOTHER universal and TRULY CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION, the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH." AR 3/5/81, p. 3 “In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven.” (GC 606. Lk 10:12-15, Rev 2:9;3:9, EW15, Our Father Cares, Page 336) (1911) 

    Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 422; Great Controversy, p 604: “Hence the MOVEMENT (faithful men and women church triumphant, Zion) SYMBOLIZED by the angel coming down from Heaven, lightening the earth with his glory, and crying mightily with a strong voice, announcing the sins of Babylon.  In connection with his message the call is heard, ‘Come out of her (her=symbolizes any 501c3 church or organization with false doctrines – individual people come away from false teachings into the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus 2 Cor 11:3-4), MY people.’” "I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him." (John 5:43).  "For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me." (John 6:38).

          “Said the angel, “The third angel is binding, or sealing, them in bundles for the heavenly garner.” This little company looked careworn, as if they had passed through severe trials and conflicts. [Rev. 13:5: September 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016] And it appeared as if the sun had just risen from behind a cloud and shone upon their countenances, causing them to look triumphant, as if their victories were nearly won.” {EW 88.3}


          "I then saw the THIRD ANGEL. Said my accompanying angel, 'Fearful is his work. Awful s his mission. He is the angel that is to SELECT THE WHEAT FROM THE TARES, AND SEAL, OR BIND, THE WHEAT FOR THE HEAVENLY GARNER." Early Writings, 118.



    The Lamb is Worthy
    Revelation 5:9-10"And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. 10 "You have made them to be a kingdom and (144,000) PRIESTSto our God; and they will reign upon the earth." (A prerequisite to the literal in Heaven that comes back to earth after 1,000 years of rest from sin.)

    Habakkuk 2:2-4: "And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak ('41, '42, '43 and 1844  {15MR 317.1}), and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his (Christ's) faith." This is talking about the Three angels messages written on the two tables shown below in more detail with a downloadable link provided for the two tables/two charts/two breasts that feed God's people in these last days. http://the2520.com/

    1. The original 1843 Prophecy Chart
    2. The original 1850 Prophecy Chart
    Video shows even more plainly who Rome the Vatican/Papacy/Esau/Edomites are. And the HIDDEN ONES ARE the 144,000 are Priests of the Most High God/ Enoch/Elijah/Melchizedek with the two witnesses which are the Old and New Testaments: http://youtu.be/Ty7Sk6nPPjk
    144,000 Priests. Adventist leaders who live and give the three angels messages which is joined by the fourth angel at just the right time to show the sleepy Adventist people the corruptions that have been entering the SDA churches since 1844 - to show them that they need to separate themselves from the prevailing 501c3 SDA apostasy like the 5 wise virgins woke up at the call of the Bridegroom and Bride and came out. Only those who did not feed upon the two tables - given to feed the comely and delicate woman, the DAUGHTER of Zion, the 144,000 Bride of Christ in Jer 6:2, did not claim the righteousness of Christ as their own by faith, "As the Jews (today: 5 foolish virgins/501c3 theological "bundle" SDA tares: Isaiah 52:2) departed from God, and failed to make the righteousness of Christ their own by faith, the Sabbath lost its significance to them”  The Desire of Ages, p. 283.4.

    Isaiah 52:1
    Awake, awake, Zion (Adventist historical doctrine leaders), clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor, Jerusalem (144,000 Adventist priests - vegan leaders of the three angles messages - the two charts 1843 and 1850 wings given to the woman), the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again.


    "Then in the time of trouble I heard them cry to God in agony--"Why didst thou not show us our wrong, that we might have got right and been ready for this time?Ellen White: Broadside #2 1849/01/31
    OK. Here is the one of the 144,000 leaders truth messages, calling to you before the time the Sunday law is implemented, so you CAN get ready for this time. Remember, probation closes for INDIVIDUALS at times we don't expect. We die, reject truth, etc:

    "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 Predicted: OUR RELIGION WOULD BE CHANGED, A NEW ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHED.
    • Here is the documents proving that Seventh-day Adventists reorganized and joined with the Federal government and State on February 20, 1936 and again on January 6, 1950 and still operates under this mingling of church-craft and state-craft:

      79 years ago
      , the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists mingles churchcraft with statecraft and adopts the blasphemous Eucharistic doctrine by applying for and being approved for a Federal IRS tax status on February 20, 1936 and again on January 6, 1950 under which ruling all under its auspices still operates

      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


      "Are we hoping to see the whole church revived? That time will NEVER come. There are persons in the church who are not converted, and who will not unite in earnest, prevailing prayer. We must enter upon the work INDIVIDUALLYWe must pray more, and talk less."-- Last Day Events, p. 195.2 (1887).
    • "To Abide in Christ the Will (our choices) Must Be Surrendered." ST October 29, 1894, par. 4

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

    • "And ye shall be betrayed by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. But there shall not an hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls" [Luke 21:16-19]. Christ will restore the life taken, for He is the Life-giver, and He will beautify the righteous with salvation and immortal life. After speaking of the end of the world, Jesus comes back to Jerusalem, the city then sitting in pride and arrogance, and saying, "I sit a queen, and shall see no sorrow" [see Revelation 18:7]. As His prophetic eye rests upon Jerusalem, He sees that as she was given up to destruction, the world will be given up to its doom. The scenes that transpired at the destruction of Jerusalem will be repeated at the great and terrible day of the Lord, but in a more fearful manner....
    • Sunday Law"By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy (keep Sunday holy Law) in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness (truth). When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near." Testimonies for the Church Volume 5, p. 451.1


      “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 (the Third Angel's message, the 7th Day Sabbath truth, and the gifts restored to God's people), both intellectually and spiritually, so they cannot be moved—just as soon as God’s people are sealed and prepared for the shaking, it will come.” 4BC 1161

    • Watch video: JESUITS IN THE SDA CHURCHby Danny Vierra"There was a coming out, a decided separation from the wicked, an escape for life. So it was in the days of Noah; so with Lot; so with the disciples prior to the destruction of Jerusalem; and SO IT WILL BE IN THE LAST DAYSAgain the voice of God is heard in a message of warning, bidding His people separate themselves from the prevailing iniquity." Patriarchs and Prophets, p 166.
    • "In the time of trouble, just previous to the coming of Christ, the lives of the righteous will be preserved through the ministration of holy angels. But there will be no security for the transgressor. Angels cannot then protect those who are living in neglect of a known duty or an express command of Jehovah." ST February 26, 1880, Art. A, par. 21

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

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

      Probation Closes first for those who have had great light (Seventh Day Adventists) (not at the passing of the law –which has already been on the books for years- but At The ENFORCEMENT of the Sunday Law. "When the degree goes forth"   "
      When the decree goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity." 5T216

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

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


    • This apostasy from the obscure wilderness path of Divine Romance into the Heavenly 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! 
    • 501c3 denominational "bundle" Adventists - Laodicean Foolish virgin tares say today: "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
    • This proof and click here to see many more like it has 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 
    • "I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath MORE FULLY.  This enraged the churches and nominal (in name only/laodicean/foolish virgin/501c3) Adventists, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this time God’s chosen all saw clearly that WE (those who had come out of the 501c3 SDA church organization) had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us." Early Writings, p. 33.2
    • 501c3 Adventist Dr. Ben Carson on 2/3/16 on the news (measles outbreak propaganda) talks about vaccinations should not be a choice for the good of the people, but will soon change into the consensus of the people about the soon coming Sunday law"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}
    • "Then in the time of trouble I heard them cry to God in agony--"Why didst thou not show us our wrong, that we might have got right and been ready for this time?Ellen White: Broadside #2 1849/01/31

    DeuteronomyThe Bride is vegan Adventist leaders, the 144,000, the church triumphant who LIVE AND GIVE the historical doctrines of Adventism from October 22, 1844 until the Sunday law is put into effect by legislation, then they GO FORTH in great POWER (Christ's Character =WORDS - MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT John 6:63) give the 7th day Sabbath message "MORE FULLY". The "Guests" are the 5 wise virgins aka spiritual Sons and Daughters of the Bride and Bridegroom...the result of their spiritual union - minds joined to Christ's mind, so that spiritual children are born - the 5 wise virgins that JOIN the wedding party procession that has been in progress since Oct 22, 1844: “Arise, shine; for thy light (living reality experiences of knowing Jesus and His help during your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. To those who go out to meet the Bridegroom is this message given."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3


    Only those who obey the Bridegroom and Brides last warning message to wake up and come out of apostasy (all 501c3 churches today) to JOIN CHRIST and His Bride on their way to the gospel feast will the message of the loud cry be given. 

    The parable of the ten virgins of Matthew 25, also illustrates the experience of the Adventist people. In Matthew 24, in answer to the question of his disciples concerning the sign of his coming and of the end of the world, Christ had pointed out some of the most important events in the history of the world and of the church from his first to his second advent; namely, the destruction of Jerusalem, the great tribulation of the church under the pagan and papal Zechariah 1:16 “‘Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I have returned to show mercy to Jerusalem. My Temple will be rebuilt, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, and measurements will be taken for the reconstruction of Jerusalem.’persecutions, the darkening of the sun and moon, and the falling of the stars. After this he spoke of his coming in his kingdom, and related the parable describing the two classes of servants who look for his appearing. Chapter 25 opens with the words, “Then shall the kingdom of Heaven be likened unto ten virgins.” Here is brought to view the church living in the last days, the same that is pointed out in the close of chapter 24. In this parable their experience is illustrated by the incidents of an Eastern marriage.{GC88 393.1}

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70wQwVfmdIY
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvl4XcEr_kc
    3. You ARE what you WEAR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCVY2oHreQY
    4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_YKRrab-7Q
    5. The New World Order is almost complete: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RGhTGMixiA
    6. POPE Francis to Lead U.N. 1-World GOVT Official "SIGNING" & Launching (Sept 2015) (I don't agree with the start of the 7 year info on this video - the info about the Pope is good - about the way of global food distribution - the humanitarian solution - the Pope of Rome - leads the start of Global New One World government - the mark of the beast will be forced upon all - the Sunday Law - is the point of sharing this video...Pope comes on the scene as the worlds greatest humanitarian - the solver of all world problems - if they will just make a law to have ALL worship on SUN-Day - Sun worship. 

      Pope fixing t sign this law into effect in Sept 2015:
    7. The United Nations

      UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

      Preamble

    8. https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/the-end-of-the-world)
    9. Warning: This Video Will Shock You! Are You Ready? 2015 BIGGEST EVENT IN HISTORY - we are now officially 3 MINUTES FROM MIDNIGHT!
    10. Amazing Discovery Pope Francis In Biblical Prophecy - a new person starting to realize the facts that were presented in the Great Controversy book over 100 years ago! Read the Great Controversay free online here: http://text.egwwritings.org/publicationtoc.php?bookCode=GC88 you can even listen to it here: ellenwhiteaudio.org

     But if God permits tyrants to do with us as the priests and rulers did to His Son, shall we give up our faith and go back to perdition? It is not because God does not care for us that He permits these things to be, for He declares, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints" [Psalms 116:15]. "He shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in His sight" [Psalms 72:12, 14].

         The time is soon to come when the Lord will say, "Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thee as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain" [Isaiah 26:20, 21]. Let the many who claim to be Christians be full of satanic hatred, because they cannot force the consciences of God's people; not long hence they will stand before, not earthly judges, but before the Judge of all the earth, to render an account for the pain they have caused the bodies and souls of God's heritage. They may indulge now in false accusations; they may deride those whom God has appointed to do His work; they may consign His believing ones to prison, to the chain gang, to banishment, to death, but for every pang of anguish, every tear shed, they must answer.

         For every drop of blood drawn forth by torture, for all they have burned by fire, they will receive punishment. God will reward them double for their sins. They have drunk the blood of the saints, and have become intoxicated with exultation. God says to His ministers of judgment, "Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her; for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord who judgeth her" [Revelation 18:6-8].


    Matthew 22:11
    "But when the king came in to see the guests (Ten Virgins/Adventists), he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes (Christ's character). CLAIM ZACH 3:4!!!

    Luke 15:22
    "But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe (Christ's character) and put it on him. Put a ring (authority) on his finger and sandals (everlasting gospel) on his feet." CLAIM ZACH 3:4!!!

    Isaiah 43:25
    "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more." CLAIM ZACH 3:4!!!

    Isaiah 52:1
    "Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor, Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again." 
    CLAIM ZACH 3:4!!!

    These 144,000 PRIESTS, serve their time of ministry - by faith in the Heavenly Sanctuary - at the time of THEIR appointed service, the time they live on earth, during this wilderness procession, the wedding party procession into the Heavenly Sanctuary - the mind of God Himself, a transcript of the Ten Commandments is only TEN thoughts or Ten Ideas of God Himself which was the MIND IN CHRIST and IN US, when we claim Bible promises, like - Zach 3:4, Jude 1:24, 
    "And the woman (144,000 and her spiritual children) fled into the (obscure) wilderness (little known to the Catholic Adventists - "...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church" Review, March 5, 1981, page 3., Jude 1:4 says "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.") , where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days (1,260 days, 42 months, 3.5 years = Dark Ages in prophetic years - 538 A.D. - 1798 A.D. History repeats itself - Pope Francis the eighth and final King of the Papacy/Vatican reigns for 42 months (Dark Ages repeats itself for 1,260 literal days, 42 months, 3.5 years)  according to Revelation 13:5 " And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months." (Jesuit Pope Francis started his reign of blasphemies March 19, 2013 and lasts for 42 months which would come to September 19, 2016 - in the fall of the year...the start of the 70th Jubilee start, the time the land rests for 1000 years from sin, the bottomless pit Satan is bound with no one to tempt - to reflect upon his actions for 1,000 years while the Saints are in Heaven). More about end time events here.

    History will be repeated in rapid succession in the last days:

    Remember: 
    Ellen White predicts: "This entire chapter (Revelation 13) is a revelation of what WILL [future tense] surely take place." 19MR 182.6 Manuscript Releases Volume Nineteen [Nos. 1360-1419], p. 182.6S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, p. 979.10

    Laodicean Condition Claimed by the General Conference Of Seventh-day Adventists

    "for the time of trouble (SUNDAY LAW LEGISLATION) must come before the coming of Christ." RH July 21, 1851, Art. A, par. 14. Luke 12:56 "Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?"

    For those who say, 
    “No man knoweth the day nor the hour”! Click here

    Revelation 12:14 "And to the woman (Zion/New Jerusalem/City of God/Bride of Christ) were given 
    two wings (two charts = foundation of Adventism) of a great eagle:

    Isaiah 66:11 KJV "That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the (two) breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory."

    How did Jesus Christ describe world conditions as they would be at His Second Coming? See Matthew 24:1-35

    Oh, that God’s people had a sense of the impending destruction of thousands of cities now almost given to idolatry! The Adventist Home, p. 136.6

    Matthew 10:23: Jesus said, If they persecute you in one place, flee to another!

    Preppers: "There is no help for us but in God; in this state of earth’s confusion we can be composed, strong, or safe, only in the strength of living faith; nor can we be at peace, only as we rest in Godand wait for His salvation." Testimony Treasures Volume 1, p. 89.2


    Start of the Sanctuary priesthood for Seventh-day Adventists:

    Official Date:
    October 22, 1844
     "They were not to be present in person at the marriage; for it takes place in heaven, while they are upon the earth. The followers of Christ are to "wait for their Lord, when He will return from the wedding." Luke 12:36. But they are to understand His work, and to follow Him by faith as He goes in before God. It is in this sense that they are said to go in to the marriage." The Great Controversy, p. 427.1, Christ in His Sanctuary, p. 105.1  Ten Commandment - Two Tables 
    New Covenant = TWO CHARTS 1843 & 1850 charts.

    Two Tables of stone given to Moses.
    Two Tables or two charts given to the 144,000 Adventist leaders in 1843 and 1850. The start of the Parable of the Ten Virgins. Psalm 68:24 “Your PROCESSION, God, has come into view (October 22, 1844), the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.”

    The 144,000 priests are to be ministers of the 3 angels messages written to the two chart in 1843 and 1850. 

    Hebrews 7:11 "If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?" Psalm 68:24 “Your PROCESSION, God, has come into view (October 22, 1844), the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.”
     
     1st Table or WING or breast=Isaiah 66:11

    1843 CHART

    “First and Second Angels' Messages was 1843-Chart

    "I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord, and that it should not be altered; that the figures were as He wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed." {EW 74.1}

    Click here to download 1843 chart

     2nd Table or WING or breast=Isaiah 66:11

    1850 CHART

    “THE THIRD ANGELS' MESSAGE WAS 1850-CHART

    "On our return to Brother Nichol’s, the Lord gave me a vision and showed me that the truth must be made plain upon tables, and it would cause many to decide for the truth by the third angel’s message with the two former being made plain upon tables." {5MR 203.1}

    Adventist prophetic time chart from 1850, about the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. Originally published by O. Nichols.

    Click here to download 1850 chart

    About this chart E.G. White writes in her book Early Writings on page 74: “I ... This is the original chart from 1850, as drawn by Otis Nichols. It was produced after the example of the 1843 chart but should correct the error on it (the date 1843 on the 1st chart).

    This error was an error in addition. THey did not count 0 as a 1 for adding the years...so adding 1 for the 0 fixed the problem.

      

    “The truths that we received in 1841, ’42, ’43, and ’44 are now to be studied and proclaimed. The messages of the first, second, and third angels will in the future [now 2015 till close of probation for the world] be proclaimed with a loud voice. They will be given with earnest determination and in the power of the Spirit.” {15MR 317.1}

    "SERIOUS THOUGHT’S ABOUT THE “END OF THE WORLD”     
     

     “A  darkness will cover the inhabitants of the earth when Jesus moves out of the heavenly sanctuary such as enveloped the earth at the time of his crucifixion.  This will be an evidence, to those who have known the truth, that probation’s hours are past, and the eternal destiny of every soul is sealed beyond recall; but this will only strike terror to the soul that has failed to heed the warning message, “Prepare to meet thy God”. Review &  Herald Articles Book 3, page 581. 


    "Those who stand before the people as teachers of truth are to grapple with great themes. They are not to occupy precious time in talking of trivial subjects. Let them study the Word, and preach the Word. Let the Word be in their hands as a sharp, two-edged swordLet it testify to past truths and show what is to be in the future are to shape our lives and that by us are to be proclaimed to the world. We are to keep abreast of the times, bearing a clear, intelligent testimony, guided by the unction of the Holy Spirit (Christ's WORDS are His Character, the law, the Ten Commandments, His thoughts and feelings in us constraining our daily choices - this do and thou shalt live for eternity)."—Manuscript 31, 1906. pp. 5, 6. (“Be Vigilant,” April 2, 1906.)
    More here: 
    https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/the-144-000-revealed---the-lost-ark-of-the-covenant-found

    The promise is, if we suffer with Christ we shall also reign with him. The sufferings of the human race while under the curse, will not raise them to fellow-heirship with Jesus on his throne. This is the lot of mortals in this world. The heir of God, then, is required to suffer still more. Yes, his whole body is to be a living sacrifice unto God. He is to sacrifice his ease, his pleasure, his comfort, his convenience, his will, and his own selfish wishes, for Christ’s cause, or never reign with him on his throne.”

    He came from heaven, GOD's first-born of Heaven, to the earth, and was born again:

    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.

    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.

    "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."

    "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.)

    Here are the verses for you to consider about the Bible stating plainly that there are TWO BEINGS, not three who are God:

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

    2) If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated BOTH me and my Father. John 15:24

    3) Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them BOTH. Zechariah 6:13

    4) "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." John 14:23 Notice this verse only mentions two beings.

    (Ellen White warns, "The Father and the Son ALONE are to be exalted." {The Youth's Instructor, July 7, 1898 par.2})

    What is Satan's Last Day Theology? Find out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbNtCruBZU

    Does Jesus have a God and Father?

  • "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 GodJohn 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.


  • The King of the universe summoned the heavenly hosts before Him, that in their presence He might set forth the true position of His Son, and show the relation He sustained to all created beings. The Son of God shared the Father's throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled both.

    "It may be objected, If the Father and the Son are two distinct beings, do you not, in worshipping the Son and calling him God, break the first commandment of the decalogue? "No; it is the Father's will 'That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.' We cannot break the commandment and dishonor God by obeying him. The Fathers says of the Son, 'Let all the angels of God worship him.' Should angels refuse to worship the Son, they would rebel against the Father. Children inherit the name of their Father. The Son of God 'hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than' the angels. That name is the name of his Father. The Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.' Heb.1. The Son is called 'The mighty God.' Isa. 9:6. And when he comes again to earth his waiting people will exclaim, 'This is our God.' Isa. 25:9. It is the will of the Father that we should thus honor the Son. In doing so we render supreme honor to the Father. If we dishonor the Son, we dishonor the Father; for he requires us to honor his son. "But though the Son is called God yet there is a 'God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ' 1Pet. 1:3. Though the Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever,' yet, that throne is given him of his Father; and because he loved righteousness and hated iniquity, he further says, 'Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee.' Heb. 1:9. 'God hath made that same Jesus both Lord and Christ.' Acts. 2:36. The Son is 'the everlasting Father,' not of himself, nor of his Father, but of his children. His language is, 'I and the children which God hath given me.' Heb. 2:13." Review and Herald, June 1, 1869.

    “With us humans, it is our pneuma, our breath, as we force it across our vocal cords causing them to vibrate and produce the sounds that carry our thoughts out of our mouths and across the air to the ears of those we want to communicate with. This is the same breath that gives us life. Could there be a parallel to this with God whose ruach carries His words?”

    When one person acts as the agent for another person it is said that the agent is speaking for that person. The agent is saying what that person wants him to say, he is representative of that person. Moses was YaHavah’s first agent, representative, or prophet. Adam heard the voice of YaHavah but was not a prophet of YaHavah. He was tempted and disobeyed. Adam knew YaHavah was present and could hear him but did not see him. No one has physically seen YaHavah. The Bible says YaHavah is on his throne in heaven yet his presence is known throughout his creation. Does YaHavah have vocal chords with which to speak his thoughts? The Bible makes it clear that he does not need physical vocal chords with which to speak. YaHavah, by his Spirit (ruach in Hebrew and pneuma in Greek) makes his thoughts known to those who love him enough to hear him. The first five books of the Bible are record of the thoughts of YaHavah given to Moses to speak. He used the voices of all of his prophets to make his voice heard by those who were not listening to him. Those would-be prophets who said they heard the voice of YaHavah were and are condemned. He uses the voices of messenger angels to speak his thoughts and causes the angels to have certain identifying apparel to show that they are from him. Abraham was certain that one of the three who visited him was YaHavah Elohim, but since the Bible says no one has seen the face of YaHavah we know it was a special messenger angel. Jesus made the statement many times that he spoke and did what his Father gave him to speak and do. Jesus was YaHavah with us because he represented his Father to the world. His voice was YaHavah’s voice by the power and presence of YaHavah’s Spirit that we know he had because of the descending dove and the confirming voice of YaHavah from heaven that fulfilled Isaiah 11:1-5 and Daniel 9:24 (Holy one). All true believing Christians who truly love YaHavah and listen to him are his representatives. They speak his true words from their heart because they are also anointed in the seven spirits of Isaiah 11:1-2 because Jesus was glorified in heaven when he ascended to receive his Father’s Kingdom (Rev. 5:6) Many are called but few are chosen. Too many hearts have their own personal agenda. The Trinity and pretribulation rapture teachings have robbed believers of the most important Bible teachings for their salvation. Those who believe those lies are not anointed in the Spirit as they are led to think, they do not hear YaHavah. I pray every day for hearts and minds to be opened to YaHavah’s love and wisdom.
     

    1 Cor 8:6 plainly states who God is. God, the Father and God of Christ. Ephesians 1:3

    Christ, the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father,--one in nature, in character, in purpose,--the only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God. "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of peace" (Isaiah 9:6). His "goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting" (Micah 5:2).
    He came from heaven, GOD's first-born, to the earth, and was born again:
    "The promise that Jesus would come as our Savior had been made in the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve first heard it, they expected a quick fulfillment. So when they held their firstborn son in their arms, they both hoped he would be the Redeemer. But that was not to be. Thousands of years later, as God’s appointed time came, Jesus left heaven to be born in Bethlehem." The Desire of Ages, 31, 32., A Call to Stand Apart, p. 14.1

    Colossians 1:15 "The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation." 

    Colossians 1:15-21 “And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him (God's Son JESUS) to reconcile all things to Himself (God the Father 1 Cor 8:6), having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”

    "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have "believed" that I came out from God."

    And see John 17:8: "For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

    "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)

    "He came not to our world to give the obedience of a lesser God to a greater, but as a man to obey God’s Holy Law, and in this way he is our example." Selected Messages Book 3, p. 140.1


    “...and as the son of God, he would be excluded also, for he had God for his Father, and did, at some point in the eternity of the past, have beginning of days. So that if we use Paul’s language in an absolute sense, it would be impossible to find but one being in the universe, and that is God the Father, who is without father, or mother, or descent, or beginning of days, or end of life.” {Review and Herald Sept. 7, 1869}.

    God's firstborn ONLY begotten Son was the firstborn of Heaven is a "spitting image of His Father". A "chip off the 'ole block". Christ came to the world to reveal the character = thoughts and feelings of the Father. "The lessons of temperance, self-denial, and self-control are to be taught to children even from babyhood." Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 562

    The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in person. It is thus that God and Christ are one." 8T, p. 269.

    THEY ARE ONE IN WORDS! IN THOUGHT. CHARACTER. THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS! THE THOUGHTS OF GOD WERE GIVEN AS WORDS TO US THROUGH HIS SON! WE GET GOD'S WORDS THROUGH CHRIST, WHO SPOKE THEM INTO THE BIBLE. THESE WORDS ARE ALIVE FOR US TO USE! MEMORIZE THEM! SAY THEM! SING THEM! PRAY THEM OVER YOURSELF, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ENEMIES! CLAIM JER 33:3 and ZACH 3:4, JUDE 1:24...find Bible verse promises specific to your situation and claim them for yourself as God's promise to you! THIS IS HOW GOD AND HIS SON ARE ONE AND YOU CAN BE ONE WITH GOD JUST LIKE THIS! BY SPEAKING HIS WORDS OUT TO OTHERS. THEY ARE POWERFUL WORDS! BELIEVE AND CLAIM GOD'S WORD FOUND IN THE BIBLE AS YOUR VERY OWN TICKET TO HEAVEN! Like John 6:37! I love Luke 21:15 because God has promised in James 3:2 that if we bridle our tongue, we will be PERFECT, able to keep our whole body in check! YES! PERFECT! HOLY! WHICH SIMPLY MEANS TO BE IN CONSTANT AGREEMENT WITH GOD. IN CONSTANT AGREEMENT WITH THE MIND OF GOD WHICH IS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. JESUS IS THE LAW IN OUR MIND. JESUS ENABLES US TO WANT TO OBEY THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. IF YOU HAVE JESUS YOU HAVE THE LAW OF GOD IN YOU! CONSTRAINING YOUR THOUGHTS, WORDS AND ACTIONS TO CONFORM TO THE LAW OF GOD!


    "The dedication of the firstborn had its origin in earliest times. God had promised to give the Firstborn of heaven to save the sinner." Ellen White From Heaven With Love, p. 29.3

    "The fallen denominational churches are Babylon. Babylon has been fostering poisonous doctrines, the wine of error. This wine of error is made up of false doctrines, such as the natural immortality of the soul, the eternal torment of the wicked, the denial of the pre-existence of Christ prior to his birth in Bethlehem, and advocating and exalting the first day of the week above God’s holy, sanctified day. These and kindred errors are presented to the world by the various, churches, and thus the Scriptures are fulfilled that say, ‘For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.’ It is a wrath which is created by false doctrines, and when kings and presidents drink this wine of the wrath of her fornication, they are stirred with anger against those who will not come into harmony with the false and Satanic heresies which exalt the false Sabbath, and lead men to trample under foot God’s memorial." Evangelism, p. 365.1, RH September 12, 1893, par. 20

    "The “mystery of iniquity” began to work in the church in Paul’s day. It finally crowded out the simplicity of the gospel, and corrupted the doctrine of Christ, and the church went into the wilderness. Martin Luther, and other reformers, arose in the strength of God, and with the Word and Spirit, made mighty strides in the Reformation. The greatest fault we can find in the Reformation is, the Reformers stopped reforming. Had they gone on, and onward, till they had left the last vestige of Papacy behind, such as natural immortality, sprinkling, the trinity, and Sunday- keeping, the church would now be free from her unscriptural errors." (James White, February 7, 1856, Review & Herald, vol. 7, no. 19, page 148, par. 26)

    In speaking of His pre-existence, Christ carries the mind back through dateless ages. He assures us that there never was a time when He was not in close fellowship with the eternal God. He to whose voice the Jews were then listening had been with God as one brought up with Him." (Signs of the Times, Aug. 29, 1900).
    • 1904 “To Christ had been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father” "(Testimonies vol. 8, p. 268)
    • "The Father gave all his divine resources into the hands of Christ in order that the richest blessings of heaven might be poured out upon a fallen race" YI October 17, 1895, par. 4.
    • "Ministers must be living representatives of the truth (Christ is the law=truth, I am the truth, thy law is truth) they preach" GOSPEL WORKERS 1892, PAGE 138.
    • "They do not go forth self-inflated, calling the attention of the people to their smartness and aptness; they feel their responsibility, and work with spiritual energy, treading in the path of self-denial which the Master trod. Self-sacrifice is seen at every step, and they mourn because of their inability to do more in the cause of God. Their path is one of trial and conflict; but it is marked by the foot-prints of their Redeemer, the Captain of their salvation, who was made perfect through suffering" GOSPEL WORKERS 1892, PAGE 140.

    Commenting on John 10:30 in 1893:

    The Jews had never before heard such words from human lips, and a convicting influence attended them; for it seemed that divinity flashed through humanity as Jesus said, “I and my Father are one.” The words of Christ were full of deep meaning as he put forth the claim that he and the Father were of one substance (He came OUT of His Father = begotten/firstborn of all creation), possessing the same attributes (personality/nature/character = thoughts and feelings).” (Signs of the Times, Nov. 27, 1893).


    Hebrews 1:3 "His Son is the reflection of God's glory and the exact likeness of God's being. He holds everything together through his powerful words. After he had cleansed people from their sins, he received the highest position, the one NEXT to the Father in heaven." (GOD'S WORD® Translation) 1 Cor 8:6 "But to us there is but one God, the Father." The Father and God of Christ and ALL. Ephesians 4:6 "One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Romans 11:36 "For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen." 1 Corinthians 12:6 "There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work." Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one."

    Colossians 1:17 "He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." John 1:3 "God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. ... All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made."

    Colossians 1:16 "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:"


    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 (Christ) also he made the universe.


    Romans 11:36
    For from him and through him (Christ) and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

    1 Corinthians 8:6
    yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom (Christ) all things came and through whom we live.


    John 1:3
    Through him (Christ) all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

    John 1:10
    He was in the world, and though the world was made through him (Christ), the world did not recognize him.

    2 Corinthians 4:4 "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image (copy/likeness/replica) of God."

    Who is Christ?—"He is the only begotten Son of the living God. He is to the Father as a word that expresses the thought,—as a thought made audible. Christ is the word of God. Christ said to Philip, “He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father.” His words were the echo of God's words. Christ was the likeness of God, the brightness of His glory, the express image of His person." The Youth's Instructor, June 28, 1894.

    God's WORD IS HIS SPIRIT! John 6:63 (KJV) "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." 

    Jesus said: The WORDS that I speak are NOT my OWN! John 12:49, THESE WORDS ARE OUR SALVATION! CLAIM THESE PRECIOUS BIBLE PROMISES AS YOUR VERY OWN WORDS! LIKE JESUS DID! THE WORDS HE SPOKE WERE WORDS GOD GAVE HIM TO SPEAK. JUST LIKE CHRIST HAS GIVEN US WORDS TO SPEAK THAT ARE NOT OUR WORDS! EVERY WORD OF GOD IS LIKE A LEAF OFF THE TREE OF LIFE! EAT THEM! MEMORIZE THEM, REPEAT THEM, SAY THEM, SING THEM! LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF HEAVEN AND SPEAK IT! LIVE IT! SHARE IT!


    Press Together 

    (Jesus calls the sheep of His Pasture as did Jabel the Sheppard in the Bible and says to us: PRESS TOGETHER! Be of one mind and one mouth!)
    The Lord's work is One (ekh-awd’), and His people are to be One. He has not directed that any one feature of the message should be carried on independently or become all-absorbing. In all His labors He united the medical missionary work with the ministry of the Word.

    Hear O Israel, The LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) our God (Elohim) is One* LORD (Yehuwah) !” Deuteronomy 6:4

    I and My Father are One (ekh-awd’) !” John 10:30

    ekh-awd

    = H259, united as one, alike, together

    u·nit·ed

       [yoo-nahy-tid]  Show IPA
    adjective
    1.
    made into or caused to act as a single entity: a united front.
    2.
    formed or produced by the uniting  of things or persons: united effort.
    3.
    agreed; in harmony.

    4.     characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a       united front"
    5.    Joined together politically, for a common purpose, or by common feelings
    Origin: 
    1545–55; unite1  + -ed2

    Related forms
    u·nit·ed·ly, adverb
    u·nit·ed·ness, noun
    non·u·nit·ed, adjective
    un·u·nit·ed, adjective
    well-u·nit·ed, adjective 

    adjective: jointcombinedconjointconnectedconjunct 

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/united

      u·nit·ed

      adjective /yo͞oˈnītid/ 

      1. Joined together politically, for a common purpose, or by common feelings
        • - women acting together in a united way

      2. Used in names of soccer and other sports teams formed by amalgamation
        • - Oxford United



        a·like

        adjective /əˈlīk/ 

        1. (of two or more subjects) Similar to each other
          • - the brothers were very much alike
          • - the houses all looked alike

        adverb /əˈlīk/ 

        1. In the same or a similar way
          • - the girls dressed alike in black pants and jackets

        2. Used to show that something applies equally to a number of specified subjects
          • - he talked in a friendly manner to staff and patients alike
            Philippians 2:6
            Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal (alike=character of God=10 Commandments) with God:

      Synonyms Alike:
      adjective: similarlikeanalogoussame, equalakin,identicalsuch
      adverb: equallysimilarlylikewiseevenlyeven

        to·geth·er

        adverb /təˈgeT͟Hər/ 

        1. With or in proximity to another person or people
          • together they climbed the dark stairs
          • - they stood together in the kitchen

        2. So as to touch or combine
          • - she held her hands together as if she were praying
          • - pieces of wood nailed together

        3. In combination; collectively
          • - taken together, these measures would significantly improve people's chances of surviving a tornado

        4. Into companionship or close association
          • - the experience has brought us together

        5. (of two people) Married or in a sexual relationship with each other
          • - they split up after ten years together

        6. So as to be united or in agreement
          • - he won the confidence of the government and the rebels, but could not bring the two sides together

        7. At the same time
          • - they both spoke together

        8. Without interruption; continuously
          • - she sits for hours together in the lotus position

        adjective /təˈgeT͟Hər/ 

        1. Self-confident, level-headed, or well organized
          • - she seems a very together young woman



        Web definitions
        • in contact with each other or in proximity; "the leaves stuck together"

        • mentally and emotionally stable; "she's really together"

        • assembled in one place; "we were gathered together"

        • in each other's company; "we went to the movies together"; "the family that prays together stays together"

        • at the same time; "we graduated together"

        • with cooperation and interchange; "we worked together on the project"

    And all Mine are Thine, and Thine are Mine; and I Am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to Thee. Holy Father, keep through Thine Own name (Jehovah, Yehuwah - I AM THAT I AM) those whom Thou hast given Me . . . .

    That they may be One (ekh-awd’), as We are One !” John 17:10-11

    That they all may be One, as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be Onein Us: so that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me !” John 17:21

     

    John 14:24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

    John 14:31
    but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. "Come now; let us leave.

    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 14:10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 

    John 5:20 "For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed."

    John 7:16 "Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me."

    John 8:28 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me."

    John 12:50 says "the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me."

    Deuteronomy 18:18 "
    I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him."

    John 5:19
    Jesus gave them this answer: "Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.

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

    John 3:35 "The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands."

    John 14:12 "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."

    Matthew 11:27
    "All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

    John 13:3
    Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;

    John 17:2
    For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.

    Daniel 7:14
    He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. 


    "It may be objected, If the Father and the Son are two distinct beings, do you not, in worshipping the Son and calling him God, break the first commandment of the decalogue? "No; it is the Father's will 'That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.' We cannot break the commandment and dishonor God by obeying him. The Fathers says of the Son, 'Let all the angels of God worship him.' Should angels refuse to worship the Son, they would rebel against the Father. Children inherit the name of their Father. The Son of God 'hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than' the angels. That name is the name of his Father. The Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.' Heb.1. The Son is called 'The mighty God.' Isa. 9:6. And when he comes again to earth his waiting people will exclaim, 'This is our God.' Isa. 25:9. It is the will of the Father that we should thus honor the Son. In doing so we render supreme honor to the Father. If we dishonor the Son, we dishonor the Father; for he requires us to honor his son. "But though the Son is called God yet there is a 'God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ' 1Pet. 1:3. Though the Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever,' yet, that throne is given him of his Father; and because he loved righteousness and hated iniquity, he further says, 'Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee.' Heb. 1:9. 'God hath made that same Jesus both Lord and Christ.' Acts. 2:36. The Son is 'the everlasting Father,' not of himself, nor of his Father, but of his children. His language is, 'I and the children which God hath given me.' Heb. 2:13." Review and Herald, June 1, 1869.

    "However much a shepherd may love his sheep, he loves his sons and daughters more. Jesus is not only our shepherd; He is our "everlasting Father." And He says, "I know Mine own, and Mine own know Me, even as the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father." John 10:14, 15, R. V. What a statement is this!--the only-begotten Son, He who is in the bosom of the Father, He whom God has declared to be "the Man that is My fellow" (Zech. 13:7),--the communion between Him and the eternal God is taken to represent the communion between Christ and His children on the earth!" The Desire of Ages, p. 483.2

    "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."

    There are no new unread posts for this topic.THE BIBLE: 2 Peter 1:4 "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that BY THESE ye might be partakers of the divine nature (Character=thoughts and feelings of God expressed in His 10 Commandments which are a transcript of God's mind that is in Christ Jesus - our mind is transformed by these great and precious BIBLE PROMISES! - wherein ye think that IN the Bible ye have eternal life but they POINT TO ME=JESUS!!!), having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."

    Just by TRUSTING IN AND BELIEVING THE WORD OF GOD IS FULFILLED WHEN WE CLAIM THEM AS OURS = Trusting God and His Son that our PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED JUST WHEN WE NEED IT MOST = IN HIS TIME = AND HIS WILL = NOT OURS.

    WE NEED TO OPEN THE BIBLE AND FIND THESE PROMISES OF GOD AND CLAIM THEM EVERYDAY FOR ALL OUR SITUATIONS AS OUR VERY OWN PROMISE FROM GOD TO US! BELIEVE GOD AND WHAT HE HAS SAID TO US THROUGH HIS SON JESUS CHRIST! 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 His word (THE BIBLE = JESUS = TRUTH = ETERNAL LIFE), we shall not follow the suggestions of Satan in order to obtain food or to save our lives. Our only questions will be, What is God's command? and what His promise? Knowing these, we shall obey the one, and trust the other." The Desire of Ages, p. 121.2

    The 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?

    Micah 5:2 NCV
    "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are too small to be among the army groups from Judah, from you will come one who will rule Israel for me. He comes from very old times, from days long ago."

     The Father & God of Jesus was the literal parent of Jesus in the flesh as well as in the spirit:

    Are you ready to enter into eternity? Do you have Christ's righteousness, which is solely by faith in Jesus? Salvation happens when a person acknowledges their guilt of sin (Romans 3:19), and comes to God on the basis that they are a death-deserving sinner; believing on Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God, for forgiveness of sins (Acts 10:43). In response to our faith, God the Father imputes (attributes) the righteousness of His dear Son to our record in Heaven (Romans 4:6). When God views us from that moment forward, He sees the righteousness of Christ instead of our sins. Thus, we are made clean by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, which takes our sins away forever (Revelation 1:5). Praise God!

    When we are baptized into Christ, "Ye are Christ's and Christ is God's"; the watery grave symbolizes death to self, our selfish ways. Trials do not disturb him, slights do not vex him. Self is crucified. Day by day his duties may become more taxing, his temptations stronger, his trials more severe; but he does not falter; for he receives strength equal to his need. Those who abide in Jesus will be happy, cheerful, and joyful in God. A subdued gentleness will mark the voice, reverence for spiritual and eternal things will be expressed in the actions, and music, joyful music, will echo from the lips, for it is wafted from the throne of God. This is the mystery of godliness, not easily explained, but nonetheless felt and enjoyed. Words cannot describe the peace and joy possessed by him who takes God at His word.

    Isaiah 25:9: And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God (Son of God); we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

    God the Eternal Father, whom we designate by the exalted name-title Elohim,' is the literal Parent of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Father begets; the Son is begotten; they are Parent and Child. Hebrews 1:5 "For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?"

     "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have "believed" that I came out from God." and see John 17:8: "For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

    John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father
    1 John 5:1 "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well." Prior to Bethlehem: Proverbs 8:30 "Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;" 

    Colossians 1:16

    For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

    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 also he made the universe.

    Luke 9:23-24 "And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it."

    "Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. He was begotten, not created. He is of the substance of the Father, so that in his very nature he is God; and since this is so  'It pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.' Col. 1:19... While both are of the same nature (character/thoughts/feelings), the Father is first in point of timeHe is also greater in that he had no beginning, while Christ's personality had a beginning." 
    EJ Waggoner, Signs of the Times, April 8, 1889, p. 214


    1 John 5:1
    Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.

    The Father
     is greater in AGE and that He had no beginning as did His Son when He "came out" of His Father prior to Bethlehem. God had to have a Son to be able to GIVE a Son to save mankind. God SENT His only begotten Son, who is just as divine as Himself, because he was made out of God's own substance, part of God's own DNA! Humans were made out of dust. God is older in age than His Son, just as a human Father is older in age than his own begotten son. Today, we can be partakers of God's own Divine nature/character/thoughts/feelings (2 Peter 1:4) by claiming the great and precious promises of God found in the Bible and obeying His commandments through/by claiming Christ's own victory as ours. Claim Christ's FAITH as your very own right now, His victory as your very own right now.

    Claim "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" 1 Timothy 2:5. 1 Corinthians 8:6 "yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live." John 14:23 "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." Romans 8:9 "You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ." Ephesians 3:17 "so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,"  (John 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:10 "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.")

    1 Corinthians 8:6
    yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

    Colossians 1:16
    For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

    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 also he made the universe.

    Hebrews 11:3
    By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

    1 John 5:1
    Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.


    Revelation 3:14
    "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation.

    God has given us everything THROUGH His Son Jesus Christ!

    Proverbs 30:4 "Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?" Revelation 19:13 "And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God." Jeremiah 23:6 "this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."

    John 8:24 "I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins." John 8:28 "So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me." Prior to Bethlehem: Proverbs 8:30 "Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;"

     (See John 1:1-3 as well, that calls Jesus the "Word" of God. 
    That the "Word of God" was WITH God the Father before this world was created in the beginning. Christ counseled with His Father and then created the angels eons ago before the world was created. ) 1 Cor 8:6 says there is but ONE God, the Father for us. The Jews wanted to stone Jesus for blasphemy because Jesus said that "before Abram was" He was brought into existence or "came out" of His Father. John 8:58 "Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!" Before Abraham Was, I Am: John 8:57 "So the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?" John 8:58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am." John 8:59 Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple."

    Claim Christ's victory as ours! Desire of Ages p. 123:
    Claim Christ's everything as our very own!:
    1. Victory
    2. mind/character/thoughts & feelings make up the moral character
    3. love
    4. death
    5. risen life
    6. faith
    7. power
    8. strength
    9. will
    10. His name: The Lord OUR Righteousness!

      Jeremiah 23:6 "this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."
    11. Matthew 1:21 "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
    12. Romans 3:22 "This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,"
    13. 1 Corinthians 1:30 "It is because of him (Christ's Father & God) that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption."
    14. Isaiah 42:6 "I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,"
    15. Isaiah 45:24 "They will say of me, 'In the LORD alone are deliverance and strength.'" All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to shame."
    16. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
    17. Hosea 2:18 "In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety."
    18. Ezekiel 48:35 "The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. "And the name of the city from that time on will be: the Lord is there."
    Hebrews 1:5 "For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?"

    "It may be objected, If the Father and the Son are two distinct beings, do you not, in worshipping the Son and calling him God, break the first commandment of the decalogue? "No; it is the Father's will 'That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.' We cannot break the commandment and dishonor God by obeying him. The Fathers says of the Son, 'Let all the angels of God worship him.' Should angels refuse to worship the Son, they would rebel against the Father. Children inherit the name of their Father. The Son of God 'hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than' the angels. That name is the name of his Father. The Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.' Heb.1. The Son is called 'The mighty God.' Isa. 9:6. And when he comes again to earth his waiting people will exclaim, 'This is our God.' Isa. 25:9.

    It is the will of the Father that we should thus honor the Son. In doing so we render supreme honor to the Father. If we dishonor the Son, we dishonor the Father; for he requires us to honor his son. "But though the Son is called God yet there is a 'God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ' 1Pet. 1:3. Though the Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever,' yet, that throne is given him of his Father; and because he loved righteousness and hated iniquity, he further says, 'Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee.' Heb. 1:9. 'God hath made that same Jesus both Lord and Christ.' Acts. 2:36. The Son is 'the everlasting Father,' not of himself, nor of his Father, but of his children. His language is, 'I and the children which God hath given me.' Heb. 2:13." Review and Herald, June 1, 1869.

    Galatians 4:4 "But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,"

    1 Timothy 2:5 "For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,"

    Romans 1:3 "regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David,"

    John 1:14 "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

    Romans 9:5 "Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen."

    Jesus says:
    I can of mine own self do nothing . . . (John 5:30.)
    My Father is greater than I . . . (John 14:28.) Greater in AGE, Older. See Strongs concordance.
    A son cannot be the same age as his father. 

    “The Father was greater than the Son in that he was first. The Son was equal with the Father in that he had received all things from the Father.” {J. S. White, Review & Herald, January 4, 1881} "Christ is the only being begotten of the Father." James Edson White, Past, Present and Future, p. 52. 1909

    Click here to listen to a miracle of Jesus! This miracle was performed by my friend CHOOSING to go the natural route, fresh raw juicing, Barley green, Flor Essence, Pau 'd Arco tea, chiropractor treatments. This chiropractor I know personally, I grew up with her and her Father coming over to our house on Sabbath afternoons and playing together while our parents visited. Here is a link to Bill Crawford's testimony: http://www.reverbnation.com/born2thegoodlife/song/18687884-my-dads-testimony?1336410755# 

    Cancer is a germ, a pathogen, which is a parasite or worm! Get rid of the worms and you get rid of the cancer. Of course you have to give your body the live nutrients for fuel, and that is accomplished by raw juicing. Stop feeding on flesh and juices of dead carcases and any dirivitves of animal products. This is how cancer and diseases are transmitted, through meat and environmental poisons. We must first put our trust in God and then work His works...which is the natural ways. God girds us while we do not know Him!  
    ISAIAH 45:5. "The Fruit Shall Be For Food And The Leaves Shall Be For Medicine." --Ezekiel 47:12


    “That Christ is divine is shown by the fact that he receives worship.” “If Christ were not God, then this would be idolatry.” (E. J. Waggoner. Signs of the Times, March 25th 1889, article ‘The Divinity of Christ’

    "It may be objected, If the Father and the Son are two distinct beings, do you not, in worshipping the Son and calling him God, break the first commandment of the decalogue? "No; it is the Father's will 'That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.' We cannot break the commandment and dishonor God by obeying him. The Fathers says of the Son, 'Let all the angels of God worship him.' Should angels refuse to worship the Son, they would rebel against the Father. Children inherit the name of their Father. (Children inherit the name of their Father. God in this case, and if we also are God's adopted children, adopted children of God do we not also inherit this name?) The Son of God 'hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than' the angels. That name is the name of his Father. The Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.' Heb.1. The Son is called 'The mighty God.' Isa. 9:6. And when he comes again to earth his waiting people will exclaim, 'This is our God.' Isa. 25:9.  

    It is the will of the Father that we should thus honor the Son. In doing so we render supreme honor to the Father. If we dishonor the Son, we dishonor the Father; for he requires us to honor his son. "But though the Son is called God yet there is a 'God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ' 1Pet. 1:3. Though the Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever,' yet, that throne is given him of his Father; and because he loved righteousness and hated iniquity, he further says, 'Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee.' Heb. 1:9. 'God hath made that same Jesus both Lord and Christ.' Acts. 2:36. The Son is 'the everlasting Father,' not of himself, nor of his Father, but of his children. His language is, 'I and the children which God hath given me.' Heb. 2:13." Review and Herald, June 1, 1869.  

    The Bible tells us that we have been adopted by God. What a great expression of God’s love for us it is that, even though He knows all our faults and all the things we have and will ever do wrong, He personally chose us to be a part of His family.

    As all potential adoptive parents know, the process to adopt a child is frustrating and takes a big investment in time and resources, but our Father persevered and planned our adoption patiently, looking to the time when we would be safely in His home, loved and cherished as children of His very own.

    Marvel in the love that our Father must have for us and consider the wonderful truth that, as we are children of God the Father, and privileged above all other worlds in the universe to be known by HIS NAME, GOD, we are also the inheritance that is given to Jesus, the only begotten Son of God Himself, Jesus, has accepted us as His very own siblings.  God has taken the worst sinful beings and given us the opportunity to accept Christ's victory as our very own, to become sons and daughters of God equal with Himself in character=thoughts & feelings and actions through Jesus. Is 9:6 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father (of the children (us) given to him as an inheritance by his Father & God), The Prince of Peace."

    JESUS IS LIKE US. THE DIFFERENCE, HE IS BEGOTTEN from the bosom of the Father, we are created by God through His Son Jesus from the dust of the earth. WE are adopted! When we die to self, die by being baptized into the death of Christ, and rising up from the watery grave to our NEW LIFE IN CHRIST, the seed of God in us, we do not sin, we are perfect as God in Christ enables us.

    Ye Shall Receive Power, p. 368 

     But many say that Jesus was not like us, that He was not as we are in the world, that He was divine, and therefore we cannot overcome as He overcame. But this is not true; "for verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. . . . For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted" (Hebrews 2:16-18). Christ knows the sinner's trials; He knows his temptations. He took upon Himself our nature; He was tempted in all points like as we are. He has wept, He was a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. {YRP 368.2}   
         As a man He lived upon earth. As a man He ascended to heaven. As a man He is the substitute of humanity. As a manHe liveth to make intercession for us. As a man He will come again with kingly power and glory to receive those who love Him, and for whom He is now preparing a place. We should rejoice and give thanks that God "hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained" (Acts 17:31).--Bible Echo, Nov. 1, 1892. {YRP 368.3} 368

    God the Father says, "I know everything you will ever do," (Psalms 139:16)

    And I chose you to be My child from the beginning of time. (2 Thessalonians 2:13)

    My Son has chosen you to work and bear fruit, So, I will give you whatever you ask for in His name. (John 15:16)

    It was My great pleasure to plan your adoption As My sons and daughters. (Ephesians 1:5)

    I love you My child, For you love My Son and know that He is from Me. (John 16:27)

    *I lavish My love on you,

    I call you My children (1 John 3:1)

    And called you to be in My family. (Romans 8:30)

    You are in the same family as My Son –

    Jesus Himself is not ashamed to call you His brothers and sisters! (Hebrews 2:11)


    "But if I am asked what I think of Jesus Christ, my reply is, 'I believe all that the Scriptures say of him. If the testimony represents him as being in glory with the Father before the world was, I believe it. If it is said that he was in the beginning with God, that he was God, that all things were made by him and for him, and that without him was not anything made that was made, I believe it. If the Scriptures say he is the Son of God, I believe it. If it is declared that the Father sent his Son into the world, I believe he had a Son to send..."  R.F. COTTRELL, Review and Herald, June 1, 1869. 

    "The Scriptures declare that Christ is "the only begotten Son of God". He is begotten, not created. As to when He was begotten, it is not for us to inquire, nor could our minds grasp it if we were told… There was a time when Christ proceeded forth and came from God, from the bosom of the Father, but that time was so far back in the days of eternity that to finite comprehension, it is practically without beginning." But the point is that Christ is a begotten Son and not a created subject. He has by inheritance a more excellent name than the angels; He is "a Son over His own house." Heb. 1:4; 3:6. And since He is the only-begotten son of God, He is of the very substance and nature of God and possesses by birth all the attributes of God, for the Father was pleased that His Son should be the express image of His Person, the brightness of His glory, and filled with all the fullness of the Godhead. So He has "life in Himself." Christ and His Righteousness. p9. 1890. E J Waggoner.

    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. 

    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. …. Then he was born again, by the Holy Ghost; for it is written, and was spoken to Mary, "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." {August 1, 1899 AT Jones, ARSH 487.5}


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

    "If we believe in Godwe are armed with the righteousness (truth) of Christ; we have taken hold of his strength."  Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists, p. 132.5 Who is God? See: https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/thr

    “The righteousness of Christ, WHICH IS pure, unadulterated TRUTH.” The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1540.1 "The white raiment, which is the righteousness (truth) of Christ." The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 415  John 14:6, "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." !!! John 16:27 "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have "believed" that I came out from God." and see John 17:8: "For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

    "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)  "Neither are the Father and the Son parts of the “three-one God. They are two distinct beings, yet one in the design and accomplishment of redemption."  (James White, 1868, Life Incidents, page 343)

    What IS the WORK OF GOD that WE are to DO? TO BELIEVE!!!

    John 6:29 "Jesus answered and said unto them, This IS the work of God, that you BELIEVE IN Him whom He has sent."


    Micah 5:2 NCV
    "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are too small to be among the army groups from Judah, from you will come one who will rule Israel for me. He comes from very old times, from days long ago."

     The Father & God of Jesus was the literal parent of Jesus in the flesh as well as in the spirit:

    "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.)

    "Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter.” {Ms7-1902 (January 26, 1902) par. 10} - EGW

    "WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST.” {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18} - EGW *(see full quote below)


    "“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.” “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him because we keep his commandments and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children keep yourselves from idols.” The Lord is soon to come. We want that complete and perfect understanding which the Lord alone can give. It is not safe to catch the spirit from another. WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST. If we commune with God, we shall have strength and grace and efficiency.” {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par.

    "At all times and in all places, in all sorrows and in all afflictions, when the outlook seems dark and the future perplexing, and we feel helpless and alone, the Comforter will be sent in answer to the prayer of faith. Circumstances may separate us from every earthly friend; but no circumstance, no distance, can separate us from the heavenly Comforter. Wherever we are, wherever we may go, He is always at our right hand to support, sustain, uphold, and cheer.

    The disciples still failed to understand Christ's words in their spiritual sense, and again He explained His meaning. By the Spirit, He said, He would manifest Himself to them. "The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things." No more will you say, I cannot comprehend. No longer will you see through a glass, darkly. You shall "be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge." Eph. 3:18, 19." DA Page 670


    The Holy Spirit IS Christ (is "Christ's Spirit" His RISEN victorious life!):

    We can use the Bible alone to show that the "Spirit" is Christ's Spirit. In Proverbs 8 we see that it is "Wisdom" that was "brought forth." We know that this refers to Christ and can refer to no one else. So "Wisdom" is Christ. Then we find references to the "Spirit of Wisdom" (see Isa. 11:2; Acts 6:3 and Eph. 1:17). If "Wisdom" is Christ, then the "Spirit of Wisdom" must be the "Spirit of Christ." This same truth is expressed in the Holy Spirit's title of the "Spirit of Truth." Christ said: "I am…the Truth." So if the Christ is the Truth, then the "Spirit of Truth" must be the "Spirit of Christ."

    In John 14:16-17, Jesus referred to the other "Helper" as "the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but [Christ told his disciples] you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you" (John 14:17). If you believe the Spirit of Prophecy (and I hope you do), there can be no doubt that this "other Helper" - the "Spirit of Truth" - is, in fact, Jesus Christ (Christ's Holy Spirit).

    "Christ was the spirit of truth. The world will not listen to His pleadings. They would not accept Him as their guide. They could not discern unseen things; spiritual things were unknown to them. But His disciples see in Him the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And they shall have His abiding presence. They shall have an experimental knowledge of the only true God and of Jesus Christ whom He hath sent. To them He says: You will no more say, I cannot comprehend. No longer shall you see through a glass darkly; you shall comprehend with all saints what is the length and depth and breadth and height of the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge. He who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. The honor of God, the honor of Jesus Christ, is involved in the perfection of your character. Your work is to co-operate with Christ, that you may be complete in Him. In being united to Him by faith, believing and receiving Him, you become a part of Himself. Your character is His glory revealed in you. And when you shall appear in His presence, you will find the benediction awaiting you, 'Well done, good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things: I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord'" (Southern Watchman; October 25, 1898; par. 2).

    "There are many things that we ought to be able to understand, that we do not comprehend because we are so far behind our privileges. Christ said to his disciples, "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now." This is our condition. Would they not have been able to understand what he had to say to them, if they had been doers of his word--if they had improved point after point of the truth which he had presented to them? But although they could not then understand, he told them that he would send the Comforter, who would lead them into all truth. We should be in a position where we can comprehend the teaching, leading, and working of the Spirit of Christ. We must not measure God or his truth by our finite understanding, or by our preconceived opinions….Is Christ abiding in your hearts by faith? Is his Spirit in you? If it is, there will be such a yearning in your soul for the salvation of those for whom Christ has died, that self will sink into insignificance, and Christ alone will be exalted. Brethren and sisters, there is great need at this time of humbling ourselves before God, that the Holy Spirit may come upon us" (RH: October 8, 1889; par. 2) .

    Jesus not only described the Holy Spirit as the "Spirit of Truth," but also as the"Comforter" ("Helper" and "Comforter" are used synonymously and come from the same Greek word): "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (Jn. 14:26 KJV. See also: Jn. 15:26 & 16:7) . Jesus is our comforter: "I, even I, am He who comforts you" (Isa. 51:12). The Spirit of Prophecy leaves us no doubt as to the identity of the "Comforter."

    Jesus said that He would not leave us "comfortless" and said: "I will come to you" (John 14:18). Jesus also said "where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst" (Mat. 18:20). He assured us; "lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world" (Mat. 28:20 KJV)How is Jesus to "come" to us? How is He "in our midst"? How can He bewith us "to the end of the world"? He tells us how in John 14:16 where He says that the "comforter/helper" would "abide with you forever." Jesus, in His humanity cannot be in all places at all times - He cannot "abide" with everyone, everywhere, "forever." "Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to go to His Father and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth" (MS #1084 [MR: vol. 14, p. 23]). "The Son of God, now at the Father's right hand, still pleads as man's intercessor. He still retains His human nature, is still the Saviour of mankind" (ST: July 15, 1908; par. 7). In the person of His "Holy Spirit" form, Christ could be in all places at all times and "abide with us forever." "While Jesus, our Intercessor, pleads for us in heaven, the Holy Spirit works in us, to will and do of His good pleasure" (MS #99 [MR: vol. 2, p. 37]). "Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin. In the gift of the Spirit, Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow" (RH May 19, 1904; par. 1,2).

    Under the "helps" of Acts 18: verses 24-26 says,
    "Learned Apollos Instructed by Humble Tentmakers.--
    Apollos. . . had recieved the highest Grecian culture, and was a scholar and an orator. . . 
    Aquila and Priscilla listed to him, and saw that his teachings were defective.
    He had not a thorough knowledge of the mission of christ, His resurrection and ascension, and of the work of His Spirit, the Comforter which He sent down to remain with His people during His absence."

    When Christ said "I will not leave you comfortlessI will come to you," it is readily apparent that He was speaking of Himself as the "Comforter," the Spirit of Truth that will "abide with you forever." Jesus was speaking of His Spirit - "the soul of his life" which He has given to us"John calls upon the world to 'Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God.' It is a love that passeth knowledge.In the fullness of the sacrifice nothing was withheld. Jesus gave himself" (The Paulson Collection; p. 339, par. 3).
    The inspired Apostles understood and taught that the Holy Spirit is Christ's Spirit"Now the Lord is THAT Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2Cor. 3:17) - And that, "if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him." (Rom. 8:9). They taught that it is only through our acceptance of Christ (expressed in our baptism) that His Spirit is given to us: "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38). The Bible states that Christ is "He who comforts you." (Isa. 51:12). And Ellen White has clearly demonstrated that the "Comforter" -- the Spirit of Truth -- the Holy Spirit, is none other than Christ: "Christ was the spirit of truth" (Southern Watchman; October 25, 1898; par. 2). "He is the Comforter" (RH January 27, 1903; par. 13). She even tells us that the Holy Spirit is "the soul of His life" (RH: May 19, 1904; par. 1) which has been given to us that we may become a "partaker of the [His] divine nature" (Ibid, par. 3). This really ought to be argument enough to establish this fact - but apparently it isn't, for we continue to deny this Truth! So, let's dig a little deeper.

    What We've Learned Here
    1. Christ taught that the Holy Spirit is, in fact, His Spirit - but because the disciples hadn't even understood fully that He was indeed the Messiah - He had to teach this truth in ways that were somewhat obscure and abstract. Concerning the Holy Spirit He told them I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now" (Jn. 16:12)Christ would tell them later, but He would have to do so through the person of His Holy Spirit - after He had ascended into heaven.

    2. The Disciples learned and taught the truth that the Holy Spirit is "the Spirit of Christ"(Rom. 8:9; Phil. 1:19) and they did this quite clearly. Their understanding of the full significance of this truth may have been limited, but they knew and they experienced this truth when Christ baptized them with His Holy Spirit.

    3. Unfortunately for us, some of the texts recorded in the Bible have been corrupted over time and have introduced fallacious views of the Holy Spirit. These views have been propagated largely by the Catholic Church and have been accepted by the majority of Protestants as well (SDA's included).

    4. Satan does not want the people of God to understand the truth about the Holy Spirit because he knows that if we understood it clearly and appropriated Christ's Spirit fully, that his power over us would be broken and his end would come.

    5. Satan has been successful in encouraging us to make limited use of Mrs. White's writings concerning the identity of the Holy Spirit and has gotten many of us to use only a few of her statements - sadly, mostly the one's which seem to support the traditional doctrine of the Trinity. When we compile all of her writings on this subject and couple them with what the Apostles taught, we find that they are in agreement and that they clearly reveal that the Holy Spirit is Christ's Spirit and not someone other than Christ.
    We are, however, encouraged to study the incarnation and to "dig deep for hidden truth": "As the worker studies the life of Christ, and the character of His mission is dwelt upon, each fresh search will reveal something more deeply interesting than has yet been unfolded. The subject is inexhaustibleThe study of the incarnation of Christ, His atoning sacrifice and mediatorial work, will employ the mind of the diligent student as long as time shall last " (Gospel Workers, p. 251. [SDA BC vol. 7A; p. 444, par. 1]). "We should come to this study with the humility of a learner, with a contrite heart. And the study of the incarnation of Christ is a fruitful field, which will repay the searcher who digs deep for hidden truth" (The Youth's Instructor, Oct. 13, 1898. (SDA BC vol. 7A; p. 443, par. 1). But we are to be ever mindful that in so doing we do not make Christ out to be "altogether human," a sinner such as we are, and thereby lose our Savior.  


    The Blessings of Living Faith ?

         "Many do not exercise that faith which it is their privilege and duty to exercise, often waiting for that feeling which faith alone can bring. Feeling is not faith; the two are distinct. Faith is ours to exercise, but joyful feeling and the Blessing are God's to give. The grace* (G5485 - Divine Influence) of God comes to us through the channel of living (active) faith, and that faith it is in our power to exercise !

         "According as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith !"   Romans 12:1-3   "But wilt thou know, O vain man,
    that faith without works (action, living demonstration) is dead
     . . . ?"   James 2:14-26
         True faith lays hold of and claims the Promised Blessing before it is realized and felt. We must send up our petitions in faith within the second vail, and let our faith take hold of the Promised Blessing, and claim it as ours.
     
         We are then to believe that we receive the Blessing, because our faith has hold of it, and according to the Word of God, it is ours. "What things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them" (Mark 11:24). Here is faith, naked faith, to believe that we receive the Blessing, even before we realize (see) it. . . .
     
         But many suppose . . . that they cannot have faith unless they feel the power of the Spirit.Such confound faith with the Blessing that comes through faith. 

         "That the Blessing of (the spoken Promise of God unto) Abraham might come on the gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the Promise of the Spirit through faith . . . !" Galatians 3:14, Acts 2:33-39

    Note:   Faith is simply knowing that God cannot lie; and that the LORD will do exactly as He has Promised every one of us in His Word !
    And after expressing our faith in His Living Spirit-filled Words, through prayer, praise and thanksgiving, acting upon that which He has promised !



    The very time to exercise faith is when we feel destitute of the Spirit. When thick clouds of darkness seem to hover over the mind, then is the time to let living (active) faith pierce the darkness and scatter the clouds. True faith rests on the Promises contained in the Word of God, and those only who obey (live) that Word can claim its glorious Promises.

         "For to whom sware He that they should not enter into His Rest, but to them that believed not?  So we see, that they could not enter in because
    of unbelief
     . . . . Let us therefore fear, lest a Promise being left us of entering into His Rest, any of you should seem to come short of It. For unto us was the Glad Tidings proclaimed, as well as unto them: but the Word proclaimed (spoken) did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard It 
    . . . !"
    Hebrews 3:7-4:2
     
         Should anyone dishonor God by imagining that He would not respond to the appeals of His children? . . .  The Holy Spirit, the representative of Himself, is the greatest of all gifts. All "good things" are comprised in this. The Creator Himself can give us nothing greater, nothing better. When we beseech the Lord to pity us in our distress, and to guide us by His Holy Spirit, He will never turn away our prayer !

         The measure of the Holy Spirit we receive will be proportioned to the measure of our desire and the faith exercised for it. . . . We can be assured that we shall receive the Holy Spirit (Christ's victorious risen life! The Spirit of JESUS) if we individually try the experiment of testing God's Word !

         "O taste and see that the LORD (Yehuwah) is good. How Blessed are they that trust in Him. . . !"   Psalm 34:7-8

    - God's Amazing Grace p.207

    1. His Teaching in Our Past History (by Nader Mansour) 

     The message to the church of the Laodiceans is a startling denunciation, and is applicable to the people of God at the present time.  {3T 252.1} 

      What greater deception can come upon human minds than a confidence that they are right when they are all wrong! The message of the True Witness finds the people of God in a sad deception, yet honest in that deception. They know not that their condition is deplorable in the sight of God. While those addressed are flattering themselves that they are in an exalted spiritual condition, the message of the True Witness breaks their security by the startling denunciation of their true condition of spiritual blindness, poverty, and wretchedness. The testimony, so cutting and severe, cannot be a mistake, for it is the True Witness who speaks, and His testimony must be correct.  {3T 252.4}
     
         It is difficult for those who feel secure in their attainments, and who believe themselves to be rich in spiritual knowledge, to receive the message which declares that they are deceived and in need of every spiritual grace. The unsanctified heart is "deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked." I was shown that many are flattering themselves that they are good Christians, who have not a ray of light from Jesus. They have not a living experience for themselves in the divine life. They need a deep and thorough work of self-abasement before God before they will feel their true need of earnest, persevering effort to secure the precious graces of the Spirit.  {3T 253.1}  

    The Upward Look, p. 352, Chap. 338 - God's Word is True

         No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. Isaiah 54:17.  {UL 352.1}  

         The great apostasy, which is developing and increasing and waxing stronger, . . . will continue to do so until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout. We are to hold fast the first principles of our denominated faith, and go forward from strength to increased faith. Ever we are to keep the faith that has been substantiated by the Holy Spirit of God from the earlier events of our experience until the present time. We need now larger breadth, and deeper, more earnest, unwavering faith in the leadings of the Holy Spirit. If we needed the manifest proof of the Holy Spirit's power to confirm truth in the beginning, after the passing of the time, we need today all the evidence in the confirmation of the truth, when souls are departing from the faith and giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.There must not be any languishing of soul now.  {UL 352.2}  

         If ever there was a period of time when we needed the Holy Spirit's power in our discourses, in our prayers, in every action proposed, it is now. We are not to stop at the first experience, but while we bear the same message to the people, this message is to be strengthened and enlarged. We are to see and realize the importance of the message made certain by its divine origin. We are to follow on to know the Lord, that we may know that His going forth is prepared as the morning. Our souls need the quickening from the Source of all power. We may be strengthened and confirmed in the past experience that holds us to the essential points of truth which have made us what we are--Seventh-day Adventists.  {UL 352.3}
      
         The past fifty years have not dimmed one jot or principle of our faith as we received the great and wonderful evidences that were made certain to us in 1844, after the passing of the time. The languishing souls are to be confirmed and quickened according to His Word. . . . Not a word is changed or denied. That which the Holy Spirit testified to as truth after the passing of the time, in our great disappointment, is the solid foundation of truth. [The] pillars of truth were revealed, and we accepted the foundation principles that have made us what we are--Seventh-day Adventists, keeping the commandments of God and having the faith of Jesus.  {UL 352.4}  

         Have not the hearts of Christ's disciples burned within them as He has talked with us by the way and opened to us the Scriptures? Has not the Lord Jesus opened to us the Scriptures, and presented to us things kept secret from the foundation of the world?--Letter 326, Dec. 4, 1905, to W. C. White.  {UL 352.5} 

    “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 (Christ) is 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” 

     The Desire of Ages, p. 805.3 (Ellen G. White).

     

    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. 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;

    He died in His natural body; He was raised in His spiritual body becoming a life-giving Spirit. 1Cor 15:44,45

    The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in person. It is thus that God and Christ are one." 8T, p. 269.

    John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.

    The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” 8MR p. 49 July 16, 1892

    “As by faith we look to Jesus, our faith pierces the shadow, and we adore God for His wondrous love in giving Jesus the Comforter.” 19MR No. 1405 Preston, Melbourne, July 26, 1892 p. 297;Sons and Daughters of God p.124

    “There is no comforter like Christ, so tender and so true. He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. His Spirit speaks to the heart.” Review and Herald Oct 26, 1897

    “He is coming to us by His Holy Spirit today. Let us recognize Him now; then we shall recognize Him when He comes in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.” Review and Herald, April 30, 1901

    "While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth." Desire of Ages p. 166

    He gives them His Holy Spirit, the manifestation of His presence and favor.” Testimonies Vol 9, p. 230 1909

    "Before the disciples could fulfill their official duties in connection with the church, Christ breathed His Spirit upon them." Desire of Ages p. 805

    Jesus is waiting to breathe upon all his disciples, and give them the inspiration of his sanctifying spirit, and transfuse the vital influence from himself to his people… Christ is to live in his human agents.” Signs of the Times Oct 3, 1892

    “The Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the only begotten Son of God, binds the human agent, body, soul, and spirit, to the perfect, divine-human nature of Christ." Review & Herald April 5, 1906

    " 'The words that I speak are spirit and life' John 6:63. Christ is not here referring to His doctrine, but to His person, the divinity of His character.” 1 Selected Messages p. 249


    PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED STATEMENTS, RECENTLY RELEASED:

    "Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter.” {Ms7-1902 (January 26, 1902) par. 10} - EGW

    "WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST.” {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18} - EGW *(see full quote below)

    "“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.” “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him because we keep his commandments and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children keep yourselves from idols.” The Lord is soon to come. We want that complete and perfect understanding which the Lord alone can give. It is not safe to catch the spirit from another. WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST. If we commune with God, we shall have strength and grace and efficiency.” {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18} - EGW
    *previously unpublished statement

    "While He extends to all the world His invitation to come to Him and be saved, He commissions His angels to render divine help to every soul that cometh to Him in repentance and contrition, and He comes personally by His Holy Spirit into the midst of His church.” {Lt2d-1892 (December 23, 1892) par. 7} - EGW
    *previously unpublished statement

    "JEHOVAH, OUR FATHER, AND HIS SON JESUS CHRIST ARE ALONE TO BE EXALTED. The knowledge of God is eternal life to those who receive it. His holy banner is to stand elevated above all the greatness of the greatest men, above all the honor and glory of the world.” {Ms11-1898 (June 29, 1898) par. 11} - EGW
    *previously unpublished statement

    "In giving His commission to His followers, Christ did not tell them they would be left alone. He assured them that He would be near them. He spoke of His Omnipresence in a special way. Go to all nations, He said. Go, to the farthest portion of the habitable globe, but know that My presence will be there. Labor in faith and confidence, for the time will never come when I shall forsake you." (Manuscript 138, 1897) - EGW
    *previously unpublished statement

    "We shall learn the value of the human soul when we learn to value the love of God for us. A divine Saviour died for all, that all might find in Him their divine Source. In Christ Jesus we are one, lifted to the same rank, members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King, by the utterance of one name, “Our Father,” through Jesus Christ who loved us and gave His life a ransom for us. This places an equal value upon all. To the poor and oppressed and downtrodden of earth, Christ says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, even the Spirit of truth, (which is Christ formed within the hope of glory,) whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not: but ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless.”" {Ms24-1898 (February 22, 1898) par. 21} - EGW *comment in parenthesis was in original statement.
    *previously unpublished statement

    "Jesus said He would give us the Comforter. What is the Comforter? It is the Holy Spirit of God. What is the Holy Spirit? It is the representative of Jesus Christ, it is our advocate that stands by our side and places our petitions before the Father all fragrant with His merits. There He accepts the petition of the humblest saint. He doesn’t ask you how much money you have, or how heavy you are loaded with property, but [He accepts] the very humblest saint that brings his petition to God, and [his] thank offering is made fragrant with the riches of His grace, and the Father accepts it as your offering, and the blessing comes to you, grace for grace. As you pour out your thank offering, God is glorified, and He gives you more. As you pour out thanksgiving He gives you more joy. We learn to praise God from whom all blessings flow. Shall we not begin right here to turn over the page and forget our murmurings and complainings and faultfinding, and educate the tongue to courteous words, and loving words, and sympathetic words, and tender kindness for one another of His children? Let us show Christ formed within, the hope of glory, by the fruit that we bear, and thus we can evidence to the world a living Saviour. He is not in Joseph’s new tomb. No, He is risen. He has risen a live, not a dead, Christ. We have a living Christ. He arose. He broke the fetters of the tomb. In triumph He rejoices over the rent sepulchre of Joseph. “I am the resurrection and the life.” Glory to God! I praise Him, the resurrection and the life! You have got a living Saviour. Then hang your helpless souls on Jesus Christ. Abide in the vine, and bear fruit to His glory, and His joy shall be in you, and your joy shall be full. May the blessing of God rest upon these hearers. May the Holy Spirit of God impress the heart, and may the character reveal the loveliness of Jesus Christ, because you are His representatives, is my prayer." {Ms43-1894 (October 27, 1894) par. 31} - EGW
    *previously unpublished statement

    "Earthly comforters may do their best, they speak to the ear, but there is no comfort like Christ’s, so tender and so true. He is touched with the feelings of our infirmities. His Spirit speaks to the heart. Circumstances may separate friends; the wide, broad sea may roll its restless waters between us and them. Their words and sincere wishes may still exist, and yet they be unable to demonstrate them, and do for us that which would be pleasantly and gratefully received, but no distance, no circumstances can separate us from “the Comforter.” Wherever we are, wherever we may go, He is there, always a presence, a person connected with heaven, One given us in Christ’s place, to act in His stead. He is always at our right hand, to speak to us soothing, gentle words, to support, sustain, uphold, and cheer.” {Lt89b-1897 (March 22, 1897) par. 5} - EGW
    *previously unpublished statement

    "Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter.” {Ms7-1902 (January 26, 1902) par. 10} - EGW
    *previously unpublished statement

    "Keep cheerful. Do not forget that you have a Comforter, the Holy Spirit, which Christ has appointed. You are never alone. If you will listen to the voice that now speaks to you, if you will respond without delay to the knocking at the door of your heart, “Come in, Lord Jesus, that I may sup with thee and thee with me,” the heavenly Guest will enter. When this element, which is all divine, abides with you, there is peace and rest. It is the kingdom of heaven come nigh unto you.” {Lt124-1897 (March 7, 1897) par. 4} - EGW
    *previously unpublished statement

    "Before He left them, Christ gave His followers a positive promise that after His ascension He would send them the Holy 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.” {Ms41-1897 (April 29, 1897) par. 34} - EGW *inserted comments in original.
    *previously unpublished statement

    "Christ comes as a Comforter to all who believe. He invites your confidence. He says, “Abide in me.” Surely we may trust in our loving Saviour. You can say, “Yes, my Saviour; in thee I can and will trust. I will abide in thee.” Then how trustfully you can work in His presence. Your works will be but the fruit of Christ working in you. You may rest in what Christ can do for you. And the energies of your soul will be awakened to co-operate [with] Him. He will work in you to do His good pleasure.” {Lt103-1898 (November 21, 1898) par. 14} - EGW
    *previously unpublished statement

    Statements found on www.egwwritings.org under Letters & Manuscripts

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    Romans 8:9 speaks of the Father and Son as sharing the same Spirit referred to as the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ.

    “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

    He died in His natural body; He was raised in His spiritual body becoming a life-giving Spirit. 1Cor 15:44-45

    “They are two in individuality, yet one in spirit”. Youth’s Instructor Dec 16, 1897

    “What saith our Saviour? ‘I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.’ ‘He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father; and I will love him and will manifest myself to him’ When trials overshadow the soul, remember the words of Christ, remember that He is an unseen presence in the person of the Holy Spirit, and He will be the peace and comfort given you, manifesting to you that He is with you, the Sun of Righteousness, chasing away your darkness. 'If a man love me,' Christ said, 'he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him'” Letter 124, 1897 (Daughters of God p.185), John 14:16, 18, 23 Review and Herald Sept 23, 1902

    “In giving us His Spirit, God gives us Himself, making Himself a fountain of divine influences, to give health and life to the world.” Testimonies vol. 7, p. 273

    "That He [the Father] would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith." Ephesians 4:14-17

    "God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts." Galatians 4:6

    "For I know that this shall turn to my salvation, through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:19

    “The reasons why the churches are weak and sickly and ready to die is that the enemy has brought influences of a discouraging nature to bear upon trembling souls. He has sought to shut Jesus from their view as the Comforter” Review and Herald, August 26, 1890

    “Let them study the seventeenth of John, and learn how to pray and how to live the prayer of ChristHe is the Comforter. He will abide in their hearts, making their joy full.” E.G. White, Review and Herald, January 27, 1903

    "It is the 'Son of man' who shares the throne of the universe. It is the 'Son of man' whose name shall be called, 'Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.' Isa. 9:6. The I AM is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both[...]" (The Desire of Ages, page 21 paragraph 2, page 22 paragraphs 1-4, page 24 paragraph 3, and page 25 paragraph 3.)

    The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in person. It is thus that God and Christ are one." 8T, p. 269.

    John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.

    He died in His natural body; He was raised in His spiritual body becoming a life-giving Spirit. 1 Cor 15:44,45 

    The right time to do the right thing is right now.

    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."

    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 GodJohn 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.


    "In every command and in every promise of the Word of God (Jesus) is the power (character), the very life of God, by which the command may be fulfilled and the promise realized. He who by faith receives the Word (Jesus) is receiving the very life and character (power) of God." – {FLB 21.2}

    Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD (GOD) is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.

    The Holy Spirit IS the thoughts and feelings of God Himself = His PRESENCE and POWER (Character -thoughts and feelings (love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance) = Power!!!)


    "A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service." (Ellen White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, pages 292, 293) Getting to know someone is the foundation of trust. How well have we gotten to know God? "Our work is to restore the moral image of God in man through the abundant grace given us of God by Jesus Christ." – {TMK 45.3}  Divinity (Character, nature) Did Not Die

    "Satan was well acquainted with the position of honor Christ had held in Heaven as the Son of God, the beloved of the Father. And that he should leave Heaven and come to this world as a man filled him with apprehension for his own safety. He could not comprehend the mystery of this great sacrifice for the benefit of fallen man. He knew well the value of Heaven far exceeded the anticipation and appreciation of fallen man. The most costly treasures of the world he knew would not compare with its worth. As he had lost through his rebellion all the riches and pure glories of Heaven, he was determined to be revenged by causing as many he could to undervalue Heaven and to place their affections upon earthly treasures."  {RH, March 3, 1874 par. 21} 

    BC Appendix A - Christ's Place in the Godhead

    I. Deity and Nature of Christ


    Christ, the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father,--one in nature, in character, in purpose,--the only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God. "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of peace" (Isaiah 9:6). His "goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting" (Micah 5:2).--Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 34

    The Jews had never before heard such words from human lips, and a convicting influence attended them; for it seemed that divinity flashed through humanity as Jesus said, "I and my Father are one." The words of Christ were full of deep meaning as he put forth the claim that he and the Father were of one substance, possessing the same attributes.--The Signs of the Times, Nov. 27, 1893, p. 54.

    Yet the Son of God was the acknowledged Sovereign of heaven, one in power and authority with the Father.--The Great Controversy, p. 495.

    To save the transgressor of God's law, Christ, the one equal with the Father, came to live heaven before men, that they might learn to know what it is to have heaven in the heart. He illustrated what man must be to be worthy of the precious boon of the life that measures with the life of God.--Fundamentals of Christian Education, p. 179.

    The only way in which the fallen race could be restored was through the gift of his Son, equal with himself, possessing the attributes of God. Though so highly exalted, Christ consented to assume human nature, that he might work in behalf of man and reconcile to God his disloyal subject. When man rebelled, Christ pleaded his merits in his behalf, and became man's substitute and surety. He undertook to combat the powers of darkness in man's behalf, and he prevailed, conquering the enemy of our souls, and presenting to man the cup of salvation.--The Review and Herald, Nov. 8, 1892.

    The world was made by him, "and without him was not anything made that was made." If Christ made all things, he existed before all things. The words spoken in regard to this are so decisive that no one need be left in doubt. Christ was God essentially, and in the highest sense. He was with God from all eternity, God over all, blessed forevermore. . . .

    There are light and glory in the truth that Christ was one with the Father before the foundation of the world was laid. This is the light shining in a dark place, making it resplendent with divine, original glory. This truth, infinitely mysterious in itself, explains other mysterious and otherwise unexplainable truths, while it is enshrined in light, unapproachable and incomprehensible. --The Review and Herald, April 5, 1906, p. 8.

    The King of the universe summoned the heavenly hosts before Him, that in their presence He might set forth the true position of His Son, and show the relation He sustained to all created beings. The Son of God shared the Father's throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled both.-- Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 36.

    However much a shepherd may love his sheep, he loves his sons and daughters more. Jesus is not only our shepherd; He is our "everlasting Father." And He says, "I know Mine own, and Mine own know Me, even as the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father." John 10:14, 15, R.V. What a statement is this!--the only-begotten Son, He who is in the bosom of the Father, He whom God has declared to be "the Man that is My fellow" (Zechariah 13:7),--the communion between Him and the eternal God is taken to represent the communion between Christ and His children on the earth!--The Desire of Ages, p. 483.

    Still seeking to give a true direction to her faith, Jesus declared, "I am the resurrection, and the life." In Christ is life, original, unborrowed, underived. "He that hath the Son hath life." 1 John 5:12. The divinity of Christ is the believer's assurance of eternal life.--Ibid., p. 530.

    Silence fell upon the vast assembly. The name of God, given to Moses to express the idea of the eternal presence, had been claimed as His own by this Galilean Rabbi. He had announced Himself to be the self-existent One, He who had been promised to Israel, "whose goings forth have been from of old, from the days of eternity."--Ibid., p. 469.

    The world's Redeemer was equal with God. His authority was as the authority of God. He declared that he had no existence separate from the Father. The authority by which he spoke, and wrought miracles, was expressly his own, yet he assures us that he and the Father are one.--The Review and Herald, Jan. 7, 1890, p. 1.

    Jehovah, the eternal, self-existent, uncreated One, Himself the source and sustainer of all, is alone entitled to supreme reverence and worship.--Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 305.

    Jehovah is the name given to Christ. "Behold, God is my salvation," writes the prophet Isaiah; "I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. And in that day ye shall say, Praise the Lord, call upon His name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted." "In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks. Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the Lord forever; for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength."--The Signs of the Times, May 3, 1899, p. 2.

    The heavenly gates are again to be lifted up, and with ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of holy ones, our saviour will come forth as King of Kings and Lord of lords. Jehovah Immanuel "shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one."--Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, p. 160.

    This is the reward of all who follow Christ. Jehovah Emmanuel --He "in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge," in whom dwells "all the fulness of the Godhead bodily" (Colossians 2:3, 9)--to be brought into sympathy with Him, to know Him, to possess Him, as the heart opens more and more to receive His attributes; to know His love and power, to possess the unsearchable riches of Christ, to comprehend more and more "what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God" (Ephesians 3:18, 19)--"This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord."--Ibid., p. 57.

    Before the entrance of sin among the angels: Christ the Word, the only-begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father, --one in nature, in character, and in purpose,--the only being in all the universe that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God. By Christ, the Father wrought in the creation of all heavenly beings.--The Great Controversy, p. 493.

    If men reject the testimony of the inspired Scriptures concerning the deity of Christ, it is in vain to argue the point with them; for no argument, however conclusive, could convince them. "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14. None who hold this error can have a true conception of the character or the mission of Christ, or of the great plan of God for man's redemption.--Ibid., p. 524.

    II. Eternal Pre-existence of Christ

    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 intelligence, and the adoring homage of the angels was received by him as his right. This was no robbery of God.--The Review and Herald, April 5, 1906, p. 8.

    In speaking of His pre-existence, Christ carries the mind back through dateless ages. He assures us that there never was a time when He was not in close fellowship with the eternal God. He to whose voice the Jews were then listening had been with God as one brought up with Him.--The Signs of the Times, Aug. 29, 1900.

    Here Christ shows them that, although they might reckon His life to be less than fifty years, yet His divine life could not be reckoned by human computation. The existence of Christ before His incarnation is not measured by figures.--The Signs of the Times, May 3, 1899.

    From all eternity Christ was united with the Father, and when He took upon Himself human nature, He was still one with God.--The Signs of the Times, Aug. 2, 1905, p. 10.

    When Christ passed within the heavenly gates, He was enthroned amidst the adoration of the angels. As soon as this ceremony was completed, the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples in rich currents, and Christ was indeed glorified, even with the glory which He had with the Father from all eternity.--The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 38, 39.

    But while God's Word speaks of the humanity of Christ when upon this earth, it also speaks decidedly regarding his preexistence. The Word existed as a divine being, even as the eternal Son of God, in union and oneness with his Father. From everlasting he was the Mediator of the covenant, the one in whom all nations of the earth, both Jews and Gentiles, if they accepted him, were to be blessed. "The Word was with God, and the Word was God." Before men or angels were created, the Word was with God, and was God.--The Review and Herald, April 5, 1906.

    "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)  "Neither are the Father and the Son parts of the “three-one God. They are two distinct beings, yet one in the design and accomplishment of redemption."  (James White, 1868, Life Incidents, page 343)

    "The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. In mind, in purpose, in character, they are one, but not in person. By partaking of the Spirit of God, conforming to the law of God, man becomes a partaker of the divine nature.Christ brings His disciples into a living union with Himself and with the Father. Through the working of the Holy Spirit upon the human mind, man is made complete in Christ Jesus. Unity with Christ establishes a bond of unity with one another. This unity is the most convincing proof to the world of the majesty and virtue of Christ, and of His power (Character=thoughts and feelings=even the "inclination" to sin) to take away sin." {Our Father Cares, p. 36.3}

    About her husband James White, Ellen states: December 10, 1871,"I was shown that his (James White's) relation to the people of God was similar, in some respects, to that of Moses to Israel." Testimonies for the Church Volume 3, Page 85.

    Ellen White states her husband was "Keen, Nobel & True" and was given "GREAT LIGHT ALSO" and "he was to speak and WRITE it out for OTHERS", Selected Messages bk.1, p. 206-207 1904. 

    “He (James White) received a commendation that few others have attained. God has permitted theprecious light of truth to shine upon His word and illuminate the mind of my husbandHe may reflect the rays of light from the presence of Jesus upon OTHERS by his preaching and WRITING.” 
    {E. G. White, Testimonies for the Church Volume 3, p. 502}

    Although Ellen rebuked many different people, she had no rebukes for her own husbands (James S. White) blatant rebuke of the trinity doctrine, who called it a: "Catholic error", "spiritualism", "Neither are the Father and the Son parts of the “three-one God”, " the trinity "denied the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ", "The inexplicable Trinity" that it is "bad enough", "the old trinitarian absurdity", "a fundamental error", "the Trinity, which does away the personality of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ", a "vestige of Papacy"...etc. The fact is that James Springer White totally and unequivocally rejected the doctrine of the trinity.

    "The same arguments are still urged against all who dare to present, in opposition to established errors, the plain and direct teachings of God's word." {Great Controversy p. 148} 


    A human being lives, but his is a given life, a life that will be quenched. "What is your life? It is even vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." But Christ's life is not a vapor; it is never-ending, a life existing before the worlds were made.--The Signs of the Times, June 17, 1897, p. 5.

    From the days of eternity the Lord Jesus Christ was one with the Father; He was "the image of God," the image of His greatness and majesty, "the outshining of His glory."--The Desire of Ages, p. 19.

    He was one with the Father before the angels were created. --The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 1, p. 17.

    Christ was God essentially, and in the highest sense. He was with God from all eternity, God over all, blessed forevermore.-- The Review and Herald, April 5, 1906, p. 8.



    "The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. In mind, in purpose, in character, they are one, but not in person. By partaking of the Spirit of God, conforming to the law of God, man becomes a partaker of the divine nature.Christ brings His disciples into a living union with Himself and with the Father. Through the working of the Holy Spirit upon the human mind, man is made complete in Christ Jesus. Unity with Christ establishes a bond of unity with one another. This unity is the most convincing proof to the world of the majesty and virtue of Christ, and of His power (Character=thoughts and feelings=even the "inclination" to sin) to take away sin." {Our Father Cares, p. 36.3}

    1. The Glorification of Christ - Nader Mansour - YouTube

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    The appearance of fire signified the fervent zeal with which they would labor:

         "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." The Holy Ghost assuming the form of tongues of fire divided at the tips, and resting upon those assembled, was an emblem of the gift which was bestowed upon them of speaking with fluency several different languages, with which they had formerly been unacquainted; and the appearance of fire signified the fervent zeal with which they would labor, and the power (character=thoughts and feelings) which would attend their words. {7Red 5.2

    The name of God, given to Moses to express the idea of the eternal presence, had been claimed as His own by this Galilean Rabbi. He had announced Himself to be the self-existent One, He who had been promised to Israel, "whose goings forth have been from of old, from the days of eternity." Micah 5:2, margin. --The Desire of Ages, pp. 469, 470.

    In it [God's Word] we may learn what our redemption has cost Him who from the beginning was equal with the Father.-- Counsels to Parents and Teachers, p. 13. 

    "In arguing the perfect equality of the Father and the Son, and the fact that Christ is in very nature God, we do not design to be understood as teaching that the Father was not before the Son. It should not be necessary to guard this point, lest some should think that the Son existed as soon as the Father; yet some go to that extremewhich adds nothing to the dignity of Christ, but rather detracts from the honor due him, since many throw the whole thing away rather than accept a theory so obviously out of harmony with the language of Scripture, that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. He was begotten, not created. He is of the substance of the Father, so that in his very nature he is God; and since this is so  'It pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.' Col. 1:19... While both are of the same nature, the Father is first in point of timeHe is also greater in that he had no beginning, while Christ's personality had a beginning." EJ Waggoner, Signs of the Times, April 8, 1889, p. 214

    Ellen White stated that Dr. Waggoner’s position in the 1888 time frame "harmonizes PERFECTLY" with what she had tried to teach ALL her life! This means that Dr. Waggoner represented the doctrine of Christ "In a manner or way that could not be better. "That which has been presented harmonizes perfectly with the light which God has been pleased to give me during all the years of my experience." The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 164.3 and Pastoral Ministry, p. 20.2

    "I saw that God is displeased with the disposition that some have to murmur against those who have fought the heaviest battles for them and who endured so much in the commencement of the message, when the work went hard. The experienced laborers, those who toiled under the weight and the oppressive burdens when there were but few to help bear them, God regards; and He has a jealous care for those who have proved faithful.

    He is displeased with those who are ready to find fault with and reproach those servants of God who have grown gray in building up the cause of present truth."

    {E. G. White, Testimonies for the Church Volume 3, pp. 320, 321. 1873} 

    "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)  "Neither are the Father and the Son parts of the “three-one God. They are two distinct beings, yet one in the design and accomplishment of redemption."  (James White, 1868, Life Incidents, page 343)

    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.

     
    "Let those who have come into the truth in later years take heed to these words."

    The Seventh Day Adventist Church as we know it today, has left the Way Marks, and has established doctrine that is completely contrary to the beliefs held by the pioneers of the church. Ellen White spoke of this apostasy. Here's the facts friend, Ellen White was a member of a Church that was ANTI-TRINITARIAN from 1844-1863-1911.. She was married to an anti-Trinitarian for 35 years.--EGW never rebuked them, not once.

    About her husband James White, Ellen states: December 10, 1871,"I was shown that his (James White's) relation to the people of God was similar, in some respects, to that of Moses to Israel." Testimonies for the Church Volume 3, Page 85.

    Ellen White states her husband was "Keen, Nobel & True" and was given "GREAT LIGHT ALSO" and "he was to speak and WRITE it out for OTHERS", Selected Messages bk.1, p. 206-207 1904. 

    “He (James White) received a commendation that few others have attained. God has permitted theprecious light of truth to shine upon His word and illuminate the mind of my husbandHe may reflect the rays of light from the presence of Jesus upon OTHERS by his preaching and WRITING.” 
    {E. G. White, Testimonies for the Church Volume 3, p. 502}


    Although Ellen rebuked many different people, she had no rebukes for her own husbands (James S. White) blatant rebuke of the trinity doctrine, who called it a: "Catholic error", "spiritualism", "Neither are the Father and the Son parts of the “three-one God”, " the trinity "denied the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ", "The inexplicable Trinity" that it is "bad enough", "the old trinitarian absurdity", "a fundamental error", "the Trinity, which does away the personality of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ", a "vestige of Papacy"...etc. The fact is that James Springer White totally and unequivocally rejected the doctrine of the trinity.

    "The same arguments are still urged against all who dare to present, in opposition to established errors, the plain and direct teachings of God's word." {Great Controversy p. 148} 

    "The past fifty years have not dimmed one jot or principle of our faith as we received the great and wonderful evidences that were made certain to us in 1844, after the passing of the time. The languishing souls are to be confirmed and quickened according to His Word. . . . Not a word is changed or deniedThat which the Holy Spirit testified to as truth after the passing of the time, in our great disappointment, is the SOLID FOUNDATION OF TRUTH. [The] pillars of truth were revealed, and we accepted the foundation principles that have made us what we are--Seventh-day Adventists, keeping the commandments of God and having the faith of Jesus. (The Upward Look, page 352, paragraph 4 Chapter Title: God's Word is True).

    "Many of our people do not realize how firmly the foundation of our faith has been laidMy husband, Elder Joseph Bates, Father Pierce, Elder {Hiram} Edson, and others who were KEEN, NOBLE, AND TRUE, were among those who, after the passing of the time in 1844, searched for the truth as for hidden treasure… When theycame to the point in their study where they said, "WE can do nothing more," the Spirit of the Lord would come upon me, I would be taken off in vision, and a clear explanation of the passages, WE had been studying would be given me, with instruction as to how WE were to labor and teach effectively. Thus light was given that helped US to understand the scriptures in regard to Christ, His mission, and His priesthood. A LINE OF TRUTH EXTENDING FROM THAT TIME (1844) TO THE TIME WHEN WE SHALL ENTER THE CITY OF GOD, WAS MADE PLAIN TO ME, and I gave to others the instruction that the Lord had given me. What influence is it that would lead men at this stage of our history to work in an underhand, powerful way to tear down the foundation of our faith–the foundation that was laid at the beginning of our work by prayerful study of the Word and revelation? Upon this foundation we have been building for the past fifty years. (Selected Messages bk.1, p. 206-7 1904).


    "Whatever contradicts God's word, we may be sure proceeds from Satan." Patriarchs and Prophets, page 55, paragraph 2. 

    Jesus was set up before the earth was created. "I was set up from everlasting from the beginning, or ever the earth was." Proverbs 8:23. Jesus was with His Father during creation.

    "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." Micah 5:2


    Philippians 2:5

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:


    What is the only thing we can take to Heaven with us??? OUR CHARACTER!!! THIS is what Jesus also took back to Heaven with Him! His Divine Character and Nature did not die - His human "nature" is what died! The inclination to sin! Jesus came to REMOVE the inclination to sin from us! Our carnal human nature is what we must let die by claiming Christ's complete death on the cross as our very own. We claim HIS VICTORY over every besetting sin as our very own, His death as our very own and His RISEN newness of life - sin-free life as our very own!!! This is how we obtain and overcome sin - through Jesus very own victory, death and new risen life!!! God imparts his thoughts and feelings INTO us through Christ!!! Thus we are reconciled BACK to the Father and God of Jesus our Saviour  We are changed Back/reconciled into God's own image/copy/likeness instead of the devils image/copy.

    The creative energy (Holy Spirit =one eternal Spirit) that called the worlds into existence is in the Word of God. This Word (Jesus) imparts power (Character=thoughts and feelings like God); it begets Life. Every command is a Promise; accepted by the will (choices we make), received into the soul, it brings with it the Life of the Infinite One. It transforms the nature (carnal into reborn) and re-creates the soul (soul=NATURE!!! =breath+body=soul =breath goes back to God at death, body turns back to dust=no soul) in the image of God! Kindred spirits with the living God of Heaven! http://www.whiteestate.org/books/ed/ed13.html  ST April 11, 1906, par. 7


    Remember, ONLY God the Father is IMMORTAL - else who truly died for us???
    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,immortalinvisiblethe 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 

    Ellen White: "...teach men of the pre-existence of the only Saviour..." {HM, September 1, 1892 par. 4}

    The life thus imparted is in like manner sustained. "By every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4) shall man live.

    The mind, the soul, is built up by that upon which it feeds; and it rests with us to determine upon what it shall be fed. It is within the power of everyone to choose the topics that shall occupy the thoughts and shape the character. Of every human being privileged with access to the Scriptures, God says, "I have written to him the great things of My law." "Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." Hosea 8:12; Jeremiah 33:3.

    With the word of God in his hands, every human being, wherever his lot in life may be cast, may have such companionship as he shall choose. In its pages he may hold converse with the noblest and best of the human race, and may listen to the voice of the Eternal as He speaks with men. As he studies and meditates upon the themes into which "the angels desire to look" (1 Peter 1:12), he may have their companionship. He may follow the steps of the heavenly Teacher, and listen to His words as when He taught on mountain and plain and sea. He may dwell in this world in the atmosphere of heaven, imparting to earth's sorrowing and tempted ones thoughts of hope and longings for holiness; himself coming closer and still closer into fellowship with the Unseen; like him of old who walked with God, drawing nearer and nearer the threshold of the eternal world, until the portals shall open, and he shall enter there. He will find himself no stranger. The voices that will greet him are the voices of the holy ones, who, unseen, were on earth his companions --voices that here he learned to distinguish and to love. He who through the word of God has lived in fellowship with heaven, will find himself at home in heaven's companionship.

    1 John 1:7 "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

    "If we believe in Godwe are armed with the righteousness (truth) of Christ; we have taken hold of his strength."  Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists, p. 132.5 Who is God? See: https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/thr

    What are your thoughts? "The thoughts and feelings combined make up the moral character."  Messages to Young People, p. 92.1

    "Character IS power.” {COL 340.2}

    What does “Character” consist of exactly? 

    "The thoughts and feelings combined make up the moral character."  Messages to Young People, p. 92.1

    Merriam-Webster says “Character” is “The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.” Also known as  our  nature, personality, temper, figure, disposition.

    "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee." Proverbs 23:7  (For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. As one who reckons, he says to you, eat and drink, yet his heart is not with you [but is grudging the cost]).

    In all you do, let your thought be, “Is this the way of the Lord? Will this please my Saviour? He gave His life for me; what can I give back to God? I can only say, ‘Of Thine own, O lord, I freely give Thee.’” Unless the name of God is written in your forehead,—written there because God is the center of your thoughts,—you will not be meet for the inheritance in light. It is your Creator who has poured out to you all heaven in one wondrous gift,—His only-begotten Son...."Counsels on Stewardship, p. 46.2

    "To Moses, the character of God was revealed as His glory. In like manner, we behold the glory (character) of Christ by beholding His character. Paul says: “We all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory [from character to character] even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18)." Manuscript Releases Volume Nine [Nos. 664-770], p. 296.2 '


    Acts 2:32 God has raised this Jesus to life

    1 Corinthians 6:14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead


    "The Saviour has said, "He that believeth on The Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not The Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him"He says again, "And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only trueGod, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent."
     
    Mohammedanism has its converts in many lands, and its advocates deny the divinity of ChristShall this faith be propagated, and the advocates of Truth fail to manifest intense zeal to overthrow the error, and teach men of the pre-existence of the only Saviour of the world? O howwe need men who will search and believe The Word of God, who will present Jesus to the world in His divine and human nature, declaring with power and in demonstration of The Spirit, that "there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." O how we need believers who will now present Christ in life and character, who will hold Him up before the world as thebrightness of the Father's glory, proclaiming that God is love!  {HM, September 1, 1892 par. 4}


    This book called     REDEMPTION:  there is I think 8 books in the REDEMPTION SERIES and
        this one is called RESURRECTION OF CHRIST; AND HIS ASCENSION
        such good readings  starts with the THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST after the Crucifixion and thru the
    ascension of Christ.  can hardly quit reading it is so good.  I have all 8 books, but this one is made larger print.
    the story of the walk to Emmaus is really interesting the details -not in most books. 
     
     
    this is page 22
     
      "Jesus said to Mary, "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father."
    When he closed his eyes in death upon the cross, the soul of Christ did not go at once to Heaven, as many believe, or
    how could his words be true--- "I am not yet ascended to my Father"?  The spirit of Jesus slept in the tomb with his body, and did not wing its way to Heaven, there to maintain a separate existence, and to look down upon the mourning disciples embalming the body from which it had taken flight.  All that comprised the life and intelligence of Jesus remained with his body in the sepulcher; and when he came forth it was as a whole being; he did not have to summon his spirit from Heaven.  He had power to lay down his life and to take it up again.
      The brightest morning that ever dawned upon a fallen world, was that in which the Saviour rose from the dead;
    but it was of no greater importance to man than the day upon which his trial and crucifixion took place.  It was no marvel to the
    heavenly host that He who controlled the power of death, and had life in himself, should awaken from the sleep of the grave.  But it was a marvel to them that their loved Commander should die for rebellious men. 
      Christ rested in the tomb on the Sabbath day, and when holy beings of both Heaven and earth were astir on the morning
    of the first day of the week, he rose from the grave to renew his work of teaching his disciples.  But this fact does not consecrate
    the first day of the week, and make it a Sabbath.  Jesus, prior to his death, established a memorial of the breaking of his body
    and the spilling of his blood for the sins of the world in the ordinance of the Lord's supper, saying, "For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come."  And the repentant believer, who takes the steps required in conversion, commemorates in his baptism the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.  He goes down into the water in the likeness of Christ's death and burial, and he is raised out of the water in the likeness of his resurrection--- not to take up the old life of sin, but to live a new life in Christ Jesus.



    The Son is Raised

    Did Jesus Raise Himself from Death? 
    Jesus repeatedly predicted His death and resurrection.

    Matt 16:21He must go unto Jerusalem...and be killed, and be raised again the third day
    Matt 17:23the third day He shall be raised again
    Luke 9:22and be raised the third day
    Matt 20:19and the third day He shall rise again. [egerthesetai he will be raised]
    Mark 8:31and after three days rise again
    Luke 18:33and the third day He shall rise again

    Three verses state He will be raised, a passive action performed by someone else. 
    Three verses state He will simply rise again without indicating how.

    A central requirement of the Trinity doctrine is that Christ, a co-equal, eternal, person of the Godhead, 
    could not allow His divine nature to die, and thus He could resurrect Himself with His own power. 
    While the verses above do not clearly establish this, a couple statements suggest it.

    One of them was made after being asked for a sign of His authority to cleanse the temple. Jesus said,

    John 2:19____'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.' [egerw auton I will arise]

    Jesus had just cleansed the temple and gave this prediction as proof of His authority to do so. 
    The Jewish leaders misunderstood Christ's words to mean the literal stone edifice of Herod's temple. 
    They were incredulous: How could anyone erect a building in three days that took 46 years to build?! 
    Later they accused him of actually planning to destroy this temple Matt 27:39,40.

    vs 21_______But Jesus "spoke of the temple of his body." He was speaking figuratively, using symbols.

     

    The Body, His Church, is Raised 
    We, like the Jews, may misunderstand this to mean only Christ's physical body. 
    However, the New Testament uses the symbol of Christ's body to also represent His Church.

    Rom 12:5We are one body in Christ
    1Cor 12:12As the body is one and has many members...so also is Christ
    1Cor 12:27We are the body of Christ and members in particular
    Eph 4:12Apostles and prophets... are given for edifying the body of Christ
    Eph 5:30For we are all members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones

    Both symbolic meanings are true. 
    In three days Jesus would raise up both His body temple and His church body.

    Luke 13:32 ..Jesus told Herod, "I perform cures today, tomorrow, and the third day I am perfected"

    Here Jesus uses a day for a year to foretell the completion of His mission. 
    In the third year, both Jesus and the infant Church suffered death at the crucifixion. 
    Christ's physical body was destroyed; His followers were devastated -- their hope died. 
    But the Church was given new life to their hope 
    and raised up when Christ was raised from the dead.

    2Cor 4:14He who raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus
    1Pet 1:3The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...
    has begotten us again unto a lively hope

    by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

    The two women (two churches) of Luke chapter 8 illustrate this truth. 
    The woman plagued with the issue of blood (the Old Testament sacrificial system) 
    was cured (the blood stopped, the temple veil was rent, the sacrifices ceased). 
    Later that same day, Jairus' daughter (the New Testament church) was raised from the dead. 
    The young 12 year old girl represents the birth of Christ's Church 
    as it is given life to rise up again and feed at the command of Jesus. 
    Finally, the sleeping church will rise again on the "third day", at the last day.
    A day with the Lord is as a thousand years. In the 3rd millennial day, the Church will rise again.

    John 6:44No man can come to me, except the Father draw him
    and I will raise him up at the last day

    God's drawing power and His resurrection power are both exercised through Christ. 
    As Jesus rose early on the morning of the third day, 
    so His sleeping saints will be raised by the call of His voice, the voice of the archangel, 
    on the morning of the third millennium, on "the last day".

    Jesus, in all His third day predictions, was speaking as a prophet as foretold by Moses:

    Deut 18:18I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee [Moses],
    and will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
    vs 19And it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

    Jesus referred to these words of Moses when He said,

    John 12:48He that rejects me, and receives not my words…the words that I have spoken…shall judge him
    vs 49For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, 
    he gave me a commandment,

    what I should say, and what I should speak.

    Ezekiel spoke about causing Jerusalem's destruction because he predicted it. 

    Ezek 43:3___"I came to bring the city to ruin" yet the Babylonian's destroyed the city, not Ezekiel.

    Jesus predicted His death and resurrection, but caused neither. 
    He laid down His life willingly, voluntarily in obedience to the Father's will; but He didn't kill Himself. 
    Likewise, He rested obediently in the tomb, depending fully on His Father; He never acted on His own. 
    While Jesus announced His own resurrection, He didn't act impetuously to raise Himself.

    The integrity of Christ's mission depended on the fulfillment of the words given Him by the Father. 
    It wasn't until after the resurrection that the disciples remembered these prophetic words of Jesus. 
    At the tomb the angel reminds them, "Remember what he told you?..
    that the Son of Man must be delivered up ...and the third day rise again?" Luke 24:6-8.

    John 2:22When He was risen from the dead, 
    his disciples remembered that He had said this to them.

    And they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

    "Risen" is ambiguous. He could have raised Himself, or the Father could have raised Him. 
    The NASV is clearer: "When He was raised from the dead," indicating He was raised by someone else.

    The Father raised His Son 
    It is abundantly clear from scripture that the disciples understood Who raised Christ. 
    Peter and Paul repeatedly and consistently stated that God, the Father, raised Jesus.

    Gal 1:1God, the Father, who raised [Jesus Christ] from the dead
    Eph 1:19,20By the exceeding greatness of the Father's mighty power …he raised Christ from the dead.
    2Cor 4:14He [the Father] which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus

    The Father created the worlds by Jesus; The Father shall raise us up by Jesus. 
    The same principle works here as in creation: The Father is the Source of all life and power. 
    In the Greek, each time the Father is the subject, the verb is in the active voice.
    This indicates that the subject, in this case the Father, is doing the action, He is doing the raising. 
    Every time Christ is the subject the verb is always in the passive voice, 
    the action is being done on Christ.

    Rom 6:4Christ was raised up from the dead by [Gr. dia through, for] the glory of the Father
    Acts 2:22,24Jesus of Nazareth...Whom God has raised up having loosed the pains of death
    Acts 2:32This Jesus has God raised up Acts 3:15 The Prince of life whom God has raised from the dead
    Acts 3:26God (the Father), having raised up his Son Jesus
    Acts 4:10Jesus Christ…whom God raised from the dead
    Acts 5:30The God of our fathers raised up Jesus
    1Pet 1:21God, that raised him up from the dead
    Col 2:12God, who has raised him [Jesus] from the dead
    Acts 10:40

    Him [Christ] God raised up the third day

    Acts 13:30,34God raised him [Jesus] from the dead…He raised Him up from the dead
    Acts 13:37He whom God raised again saw no corruption
    Rom 8:11Him [God] that raised up Jesus from the dead
    Acts 17:31[God] has raised him from the dead
    Rom 4:24Believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead
    1Cor 15:15We have testified of God that He raised up Christ. If not "we are false witnesses of God"
    1Thess 1:9,10We wait for His [God's] Son from heaven, whom He [God] raised from the dead
    1Cor 6:14
    2Cor 13:4

    God has both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by His own power
    Though he was crucified...yet he lives by the power of God.

    Rom 10:9If you believe in your heart that God has raised [the Lord Jesus] from the dead
    you shall be saved. i.e., Belief in God's raising Jesus is critical to our salvation
    Heb 5:7[Christ] offered up prayers…unto Him that was able to save Him from death

    "He was in that stony prison house as a prisoner of divine justice. He was responsible to the Judge of the universe. He was bearing the sins of the world, and His Father only could release Him." EGWManuscript 94, 1897.

    Jesus raised the dead by speaking to them.

    Luke 7:16Young man, arise
    Luke 8:55Talitha cumi, Maiden, arise
    John 11Lazarus, come forth
    John 5:25At the first resurrection all in the graves shall hear Christ's voice and live
    Isa 26:19Awake, ye that dwell in the dust
    1Thes 4:16When Jesus resurrects the sleeping saints He does so with a shout

    So did His Father speak to raise His Son. 
    An angel descends from heaven and brings the Father's command.

    "Then the mighty angel, with a voice that caused the earth to quake, was heard: Jesus, thou Son of God, thy Father calls thee! Then he who had earned the power to conquer death and the grave came forth"Spirit of Prophecy Vol. 3 p. 192, 1878.

    "Then the angel from heaven, with a voice that caused the earth to quake, cried out, "Thou Son of God, Thy Father calls Thee! Come forth." Death could hold dominion over Him no longer. Jesus arose from the dead, a triumphant conqueror." Early Writings, p. 182 (1882).

    "The soldiers see him removing the stone as he would a pebble, and hear him cry, Son of God, come forth; Thy Father calls Thee.Desire of Ages, p. 780 (1889)

    "The light of heaven encircled the tomb, and the whole heaven was lighted by the glory of the angels. Then his voice was heard, "Thy Father calls Thee; come forth" 5SDABC p. 1110, MS 115, 1897.

    Matt 2:15 __Out of Egypt have I [the Father] called My Son

    Matthew is actually quoting Hosea 11:1 which is making an historical statment of fact.
    God calls Israel "my son" but Jesus is the Second Israel, even as He is the Second Adam.
    Matthew then applies this to the historical truth that Jesus also "came out of Egypt."
    Egypt is both a symbol of plenty and refuge in time of famine, and of bondage-genocide.
    Like Joseph, Jesus goes to Egypt and finds safety from murderous threats born of jealousy.
    God promised Jacob "I will go down with you into Egypt and I will bring you up again" Gen 46.3
    In Rev 11 Egypt is a symbol of death "where our Lord was crucified."
    Therefore, Jesus was called out of Egypt both literally and symbolically.
    First, when as an infant his father Joseph took him there as directed by an angel from God.
    Secondly, when sleeping in the tomb his heavenly Father called him out of the bondage of death.

    Jesus obeyed the call of His Father and came forth with a new spiritual body that was given Him. 
    Obedient in life unto death, He was obedient in death unto life.
     Phil 2:8
    He was patient, trusting, not impetuous or willfully independent. 
    He died in His natural body; He was raised in His spiritual body becoming a life-giving Spirit. 1Cor 15:44,45
    He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit.

    1Pet 3:18Christ [was] quickened [resurrected] by the Spirit [of God]
    John 5:30

    (either way, whether His Father or His Father's Spirit)
    Jesus of His own self could do nothing

    This is evidenced by the fact that an angel came from heaven to roll away the stone. Matt 28:2
    If Jesus was able to awake Himself from the sleep of death, then raise Himself back to life, 
    He certainly should have been able to remove the stone by Himself. 
    But after this His Father quickened Him with His Spirit, 
    restored His immortality, and called Him to come forth.

    John 11:25"Jesus declared, 'I am the resurrection, and the life.'
    John 1:4In him was life once again. This life was given back to Christ from His Father
    John 5:26as the Father has life in Himself, 
    so has He given to the Son to have life in himself
    1Cor 15:45,47The last Adam was made a quickening (life-giving) spirit…
    the Lord from heaven

    His Father is the Source of all life, giving immortal, self-existent life to His Son. 
    He gave this life to His Son in the beginning and again at the resurrection. 
    Thus Christ has immortality and is the Source of all life to the creatures He created.

    "All created things live by the will and power of God. They are dependent recipients of the life of the Son of God. However able and talented, however large their capabilities, they are replenished with life from the Source of all life." 5SDABC p. 1113, Manuscript 131, 1897.

    Then Jesus, with the immortal, divine life that was restored to Him, raised Himself from a lying position in obedience to the command from His Father to arise, even as He had commanded others to arise. 

    His human body could not come forth from the tomb until an angel removed the stone. Mat 28:2

    He appeared first to Mary, who was cautioned to not touch or handle Him. John 20:17

    The reason He gives is that He, as our High Priest, had not yet ascended to see His Father in heaven. 

    He came forth from the tomb without seeing corruption, without breeding worms, without sin. Acts 2:27;Ex 16:24

    He had previously sacrificed His divine powers, laying them aside, to become a man Phil 2:6,7.

    Now he had sacrificed His human body but had yet to complete the sacrifice by presenting His blood. Lev 4:17

    He ascended to the Holy Place with the blood of the covenant to obtain eternal redemption for us Heb 9:11, 12

    See Formation of the Heavenly Trio

    http://theprophetstillspeaks.co.uk/Articles(TerryHill)/SonofGod(incEGW).htm

    Later He appears to the other women who are now allowed to hold Him by the feet. Matt 28:9

    The two disciples on the way to Emmaus did not recognize Jesus for he appeared in another form. Mark 16:12
    He had been "transfigured" since the cross when His visage was marred beyond recognition. Isa 52:14
    But when they reached home and He broke the bread suddenly their eyes were opened. Luke 24:30
    His body was significantly changed when He dined with them and then disappearing in their presence. 
    Later He reappeared to the group behind shut doors demonstrating supernatural abilities of His glorified body. 
    Yet His body was still recognizable, the prints in his hands, feet and side were visible and solid. 
    He appeared before the disciples saying, "A spirit has not flesh and bones as you see me have." Luke 24:39 
    He then ate food in their presence to prove that He was not just a phantom spirit. 
    "Flesh and blood" is a very frequent phrase Matt 16:17; 1Cor 15:50; Eph 6:12; Gal 1:16; Heb 2:14
    Every occurrence refers to a human body. But "flesh and bones" suggests a different kind of body. 
    "The life is in the blood" And the blood was taken to heaven and left there, an eternal sacrifice for man.
    Jesus gives us his blood, his life of obedience, of victory, give us power to overcome. Lev 17:11;Heb 10:19
    He was now sustained by a different kind of life, an eternal zoe life of immortality. 

    Eight days later He again appeared to them behind closed doors to show Thomas that He knew of his doubt. 
    Jesus proved that He was present with them while invisible; His presence was just as real then as now.
    "I am the truth" John 14:6 "I will pray the Father and he will give you...the Spirit of truth" vs 16,17.
    "and shall be in you" vs 17. "I will come to you" vs 18. "I in you" vs 20.
    He commands Thomas to touch and handle Him to prove that He had a real body, more real than ours! 
    He proved this again at a final appearance on the shore of Galilee cooking a meal of bread and fish. 
    Did He catch the fish, gather the wood, build the fire? He invited them to bring some of their fish as well! 
    This was the real last supper and Jesus ate together with them again showing them that His body was real. 
    His body had graced His early life, borne our sins in it, rested without corruption in the tomb. 
    He glorified the Father in it, and now it would never be laid aside again, forever immortal, the divine Man.

    Thus, the Father raised Jesus from the dead by calling Him forth and giving back His immortal life. 
    And Jesus raised His physical self once He had received back His divine soul (psuche). Both are true. 
    Once again He was begotten of the Father, "no more to return to corruption" Acts 13:34; no more mortal. 
    Paul applies Psalm 2:7 "this day have I begotten thee" to the day that "God...has raised up Jesus again" vs. 33.
    Jesus was now "declared to be the Son of God...by the resurrection from the dead" Rom 1:4
    Thus He became "the first begotten of the dead" Rev 1:5. 

    Three times Jesus was begotten. All three are true. 
    1. He was begotten in heaven before the foundation of the world
    2. He was begotten in Bethlehem "in the fullness of time"
    3. He was begotten from the dead when He was resurrected by His Father


    He presented this human body to the Father Sunday morning to fulfill the wave sheaf offering. 
    Jesus is the First fruit of those who sleep in death, He fulfilled the wave sheaf on the day of His resurrection. 
    He was not the first to be resurrected from the dead. Moses was. 
    But, like Esau, Reuben, Manasseh, Cain who were all literal firstborns, they were not the significant firstborn. 
    Christ is the Leader, the Chief, the Head, the real Firstborn of heaven. 
    When we are born again, we are raised to newness of life, a kind of first fruits from an old life dead in sin.

    James 1:18The Father…chose to give us birth through the word of truth (Jesus)
    That we might be a kind of first fruits of all He created

    The exact nature of the spiritual body, the celestial body that we will receive at the last trump is uncertain.

    1Jn 3:2It does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that when He shall appear
    we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is

    So, to what extent did Christ's divinity still reside within Him? 
    And to what extent did Christ lay aside His divinity before leaving heaven?

    Christ said that He laid down His life (psuchen, soul) and has power to take it again. 
    However, the issue is not ability or power but authority which, Jesus says, comes from His Father.

    John 10:17Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life [psuchen, soul]
    that I might take [labw Strong's #2983, receive, get] it again
    John 10:18No man takes [airen Strong's #142, take] it from me, but I lay it down of myself
    I have power [ezonsian authority, liberty, privledge, right] to lay it [My soul] down, 
    and I have power [ezonsian authority] to take [labein Strong's #2983 receive, get] it again. This commandment have I received [elabon Strong's #2983] 
    of my Father

    Jesus said "no man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself" 
    but He didn't say "no man gives it to me, I take it again by myself."

    The word "take" has two Greek forms in this text. 
    When Jesus says "No man takes it from me" 
    the Greek word is Strong's #142 airo which is translated take up or take away. 
    It is a unilateral action; a removal by one party without any associated transfer from another party.

    John 1:29the Lamb of God which takes [airo] away the sins of the world
    John 2:10Take [airo] these things away! Make not my Father's house a den of thieves
    John 5:8Rise, take up [airo] thy bed and walk
    John 11:39Take away [airo] the stone!
    John 20:13They have taken away [airo] my Lord

    But when He says He will "take it again" John uses a different Greek word, 
    Strong's #2983 labo, labein, elabon. Various forms of lambano 
    which is translated as either take or receive because it is a reciprocal action
    There is a transfer of something from a giver to a receiver. For example,

    Matt 26:26___Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them saying, "Take, eat..."

    In taking the bread, they received it. 
    So lambano is also translated as receive 133 times in the New Testament.

    John 1:12As many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God
    John 3:27A man can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven
    John 16:24Ask and you shall receive
    John 20:22Jesus breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit"

    Lambano is also translated 106 times as take. 
    Each time a take occurs, a receive happens as well. 
    This same Greek word is used in John 10:18 when Jesus said He "received" this commandment from His Father who "gave" it to Him. He could just as well said, "I take this command, this responsibility." 

    The taking of lambano is always the result of receiving that which is given. It's a reciprocal action.

    If we translate the reciprocal "take-receive" lambano as the unilateral "take" of airo, then this verse contradicts the many verses which state that God the Father raised Jesus. 
    If we translate lambano as a reciprocal "take and receive", then this verse agrees with all these verses and only conflicts with the two other verses that seem to suggest Jesus raised Himself. 
    _______In harmony with John 5:26, the Son has authority to receive again the life His Father gave Him.

    The Weymouth translation renders this verse using lambano consistently. 
    "I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to receive it again. 
    This commandment I received from my Father." 
    So does The New English Bible
    "I have the right to lay it down, and I have the right to receive it back again; 
    this charge I have received from my Father." 

    So also, Jesus took and received the life that His Father gave Him; 
    He had been given the authority to take and receive the life which His Father gave.

    Continued: The Spirit of God


    Living the life of the Saviour, overcoming every selfish desire, fulfilling bravely and cheerfully our duty to God and to those around us—this makes us more than conquerors. This prepares us to stand before the great white throne free from spot or wrinkle, having washed our robes of character, and made them white in the blood of the lamb. – {OFC 285.7}

    “If we plan according to our own ideas, the Lord will leave us to our own mistakes. But when, after following His directions, we are brought into strait places, He will deliver us.” The Desire of Ages, p. 370

    It is the Christian’s duty not to permit surroundings and circumstances to mold him, but to live above surroundings, fashioning his character according to the divine Model. – {TMK 93.3}

    We cannot inquire, What is for our convenience? but only, What are our orders? No one looks upon the life of a soldier as a life of self-pleasing and gratification. We are on the battlefield today, and two great forces are ever contending for the mastery.... – {TMK 92.2}

    “It is by seeing Him who is invisible that strength and vigor of soul are gained and the power of earth over mind and character is broken." AA 364

    "The reason why Satan has so great control over the minds and hearts of men is that they have not made the Word of God the man of their counsel, and all their ways have not been tried by the true test. The Bible will show us what course we must pursue to become heirs of glory." – {Our High Calling, p 31.3}

    Why is it important to take time with God in the morning? Find out in this e-Devotional clip:

    http://youtu.be/jQpmWEP0hOY

    If no human heart is aroused to sympathy for us, we need not feel that we are without sympathy. Christ knows; and He says, Look unto Me, and live. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). {TMK 51.4}

    “It is by seeing Him who is invisible that strength and vigor of soul are gained and the power of earth over mind and character is broken." AA 364

    In every command and in every promise of the Word of God is the power, the very life of God, by which the command may be fulfilled and the promise realized. He who by faith receives the Word is receiving the very life and character of God. – {FLB 21.2}

    Pray much. While at your work let your heart be uplifted to God. When you have committed to God the keeping of your soul, do not go away and act directly contrary to the prayer you have made. Watch as well as pray, lest you be overcome with temptation. Resist the first inclination to do wrong. Pray in your heart, “Jesus, help me; preserve me from evil,” and then do what you know Christ would be pleased to have you do.... – {TMK 41.3}

    "At the moment when you are offering your prayer for help you may not feel all the joy and blessing that you would like to feel, but if you believe that Christ will hear and answer your petition, the peace of Christ will come...." – {OHC 326.4}

    "Living the life of the Saviour, overcoming every selfish desire, fulfilling bravely and cheerfully our duty to God and to those around us—this makes us more than conquerors. This prepares us to stand before the great white throne free from spot or wrinkle, having washed our robes of character, and made them white in the blood of the lamb." – {OFC 285.7}

    “The righteousness of Christ, WHICH IS pure, unadulterated TRUTH.The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1540.1 "The white raiment, which is the righteousness (truth) of Christ." The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 415  John 14:6, "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." !!! John 16:27 "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have "believed" that I came out from God." and see John 17:8.

    What IS the WORK OF GOD that WE are to DO? TO BELIEVE!!!

    John 6:29 "Jesus answered and said unto them, This IS the work of God, that you BELIEVE IN Him whom He has sent."


    Micah 5:2 NCV
    "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are too small to be among the army groups from Judah, from you will come one who will rule Israel for me. He comes from very old times, from days long ago."

    Micah 5:2 MSG
    But you, Bethlehem, David's country, the runt of the litter - From you will come the leader who will shepherd-rule Israel. He'll be no upstart, no pretender. His family tree is ancient and distinguished.
    Micah 5:2 WYC
    And thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, art little in the thousands of Judah; he that is the lordly governor in Israel shall go out of thee to me (but he who shall be the ruler, or the governor, in Israel shall go out of thee to me); and the going out of him is from [the] beginning, from (the) days of everlastingness.

    Micah 5:2 YLT
    And thou, Beth-Lehem Ephratah, Little to be among the chiefs of Judah! From thee to Me he cometh forth -- to be ruler in Israel, And his comings forth [are] of old, From the days of antiquity.
    Micah 5:2 NLT
    But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village in Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you, one whose origins are from the distant past.

    Micah 5:2 NIRV
    The LORD says, "Bethlehem, you might not be an important town in the nation of Judah. But out of you will come a ruler over Israel for me. His family line goes back to the early years of your nation. It goes all the way back to days of long ago." Bethlehem was also called Ephrathah.

    Micah 5:2 GNT
    The Lord says, "Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are one of the smallest towns in Judah, but out of you I will bring a ruler for Israel, whose family line goes back to ancient times."

    Micah 5:2 GW
    You, Bethlehem Ephrathah, are too small to be included among Judah's cities. Yet, from you Israel's future ruler will come for me. His origins go back to the distant past, to days long ago.

    Micah 5:2 CEB
    As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, though you are the least significant of Judah's forces, one who is to be a ruler in Israel on my behalf will come out from you. His origin is from remote times, from ancient days.

    Micah 5:2 BBE
    And you, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, the least among the families of Judah, out of you one will come to me who is to be ruler in Israel; whose going out has been purposed from time past, from the eternal days.

    Micah 5:2 CJB
    But you, Beit-Lechem near Efrat, so small among the clans of Y'hudah, out of you will come forth to me the future ruler of Isra'el, whose origins are far in the past, back in ancient times.

    http://www.biblestudytools.com/micah/5-2-compare.html

    THIS IS THE "TRUTH" ABOUT CHRIST: THAT HE WAS TWICE BORN - ONCE IN HEAVEN AND ONCE ON EARTH. HE IS TRULY THE LITERAL REAL SON OF GOD!!! THAT HE DIED FOR US - IN OUR PLACE and HIS FATHER RAISED HIM from the dead - he was COMPLETELY DEAD!!! HE IS RISEN AND NOW INTERCEDES ON OUR BEHALF. HE IS OUR EVERYTHING!!!

    "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 (truth) 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 (truth) into the world of sin; that we might be born again, from the world of sin into the world of righteousness (truth). 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 (truth), and unto God." Review and Herald, Aug. 1, 1899 (Lessons on Faith p. 154.)

    Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.


    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 6:68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
    John 8:42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.
    John 12:49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.
    John 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
    John 16:27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
    John 16:30 Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God."
    John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
    John 17:7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.
    John 17:14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
    John 17:18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
    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.
    John 17:23 I in them and you in me--so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
    John 17:25 "Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.
    John 17:26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them."
    Revelation 1:1 The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

    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 7:28 Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, "Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him,
    John 8:14 Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.
    John 13:3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;
    John 16:27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
    John 16:28 I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."
    John 16:30 Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God."
    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.
    1 John 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
    1 John 5:20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

    Pray this prayer as if "It would be as if we were at the gate of heaven, soliciting entrance."

    LORD JESUS, I claim YOUR victory over every besetting sin, YOUR death, as my own, YOUR risen life as my own, YOUR faith as my own, YOUR everything as my own - you are my salvation, my only hope and I claim you as my very own!

    THE HOLY SPIRIT IS TO DWELL INSIDE US and SURROUNDING US. THIS IS WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS:

    "The Holy Spirit is the Spirit OF God; it is also the Spirit OF Christ." U. Smith, GC. Daily Bulletin Vol. 4, March 14,1891, pp. 146,147

    "Here we find that the Holy Spirit is both the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ." E.J. Waggoner, Christ and His Righteousness, p. 23. 1890

    "We learn from this language that when we speak of the Spirit of God, we are really speaking of his presence and power." J.N. Loughborough, Review and Herald, September 13,1898

    "The DIVINE SPIRIT that the world’s Redeemer promised to send IS the PRESENCE and POWER of God." ST November 23, 1891, par. 1, Ye Shall Receive Power, p. 39.5


    "In giving us His Spirit, God gives us Himself."-Testimonies, Vol. 7, p. 273.


    If Christ be IN us, we are partakers of the DIVINE NATURE of GOD Himself! The Holy Spirit is come INTO us - which is God sent through Christ (their power (character) becomes our power (character)) BOTH living inside us. When we ask HimJesus imparts the Holy Spirit (God Himself, his Divine Influences and power (character) -God IS a Spirit) to us

    'The Holy Spirit is the breath of spiritual life in the soul. The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ.' It (GOD the Father's own Spirit=Himself) thus makes Christ everywhere present." (Psalm 139:7)

    "Our condition through sin is unnatural, and the power that restores us must be supernatural, else it has no value. There is but One Power (character) that can break the hold of evil from the hearts of men, and that is the power (character Gal 5:23-24) of God in Jesus ChristOnly through the blood of the Crucified One is there cleansing from sinHis Grace alone can enable us to resist and subdue the tendencies of our fallen nature !" - Ministry of Healing p. 428 



    "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." II Cor. 3:17.

    Scripture says that there is but ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT:

    Hbr 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

    1Cr 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

    1Cr 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

    Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

    "The Holy Spirit is the breath of spiritual life in the soul. The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ. It imbues the receiver with the attributes of Christ. Only those who are thus taught of God, those who possess the inward working of the Spirit, and in whose life the Christ-life is manifested, are to stand as representative men, to minister in behalf of the church." Desire of Ages, 805.

    Christ IMPARTS His Father's characteristics (power)/presence (a Holy ETERNAL Spirit) through Himself to us - Christ is our doorway back to God - the Holy Spirit IS  "God's" presence and POWER (characteristics/qualifications) - sent to us through the "door" or "Christ" = "our only mediator" you see - if we do not "get" this - we miss out on becoming Overcomers or Saints - because this is the ONLY thing we take to Heaven with us IS our character (thoughts and feelings - a "right Spirit" that transforms us into God's Character by Jesus giving us the Father's character/power embodied by the Father's Law (Ten Commandments) Gal 5:23-24.

    (characteristics/qualifications="power" received from God through Christ)
    A quality or accomplishment that makes someone suitable for a particular job or activity. We become qualified to do this through Christ: "they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. Revelation 7:15

    Revelation 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
    Revelation 22:3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.
    Revelation 7:9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

    When we accept Christ as our peace we have the Father also...Because God is IN Christ reconciling us back to Himself through Christ. 

    Romans 5:11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. 

    2 Corinthians 5:18 
    All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:

    Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

    2 Corinthians 5:20 We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.

    "Christ declared that after His ascension, he would send to his church, as His CROWNING GIFT, the comforter, who is the Holy Spirit,--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE, THE EFFICACY OF HIS CHURCH, THE LIGHT AND LIFE OF THE WORLD. With HIS SPIRIT Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin. In the gift of the Spirit, [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE] Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow." E.G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904. Book 5, p. 42.

    "Christ gives them the breath of HIS OWN SPIRIT, the life of HIS OWN LIFE. The HOLY SPIRIT puts forth its highest energies to work in the heart and mind." Desire of Ages, 827.

    We breath the risen life of Christ Himself, it is as if HE is living inside of us instead of us. (Our carnal nature dies to self.) We are IN Christ's risen body, breathing his spiritual life/breath, seeing people through His eyes, having His Faith or trust in God, working His miracles, doing His works! When people see us after we are "born again-we receive Christ's spiritual "breath"." people see Jesus inside of us instead of us! In the gift of the Spirit, [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE] We are each individuals, but empowered by Christ's very own life/breath to transform our thoughts and feelings into Christ's very own thoughts and feelings and actions! 

    When we have the Spirit as Christ's breath, then we can experience the Spirit as another comforter.

    I choose to breathe the breath of Christ that makes all life holy. "Always breathe Christ." Breathe in the loving kindness that Jesus is extending to you right now. Breathe out that loving kindness to every person or concern that comes to mind. Breathe in Christ's loving kindness, letting it stream through every cell of your body. Breathe it out, freely passing it on — there's no need to hoard. With every breath, give away the paradise that is perpetually being given to you.

    • John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive you the Holy Spirit:
    • John 7:39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
    • John 20:21 Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."

    "The Holy Spirit is the breath of spiritual life in the soul. The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ. It imbues the receiver with the attributes of Christ. Only those who are thus taught of God, those who possess the inward working of the Spirit, and in whose life the Christ-life is manifested, are to stand as representative men, to minister in behalf of the church." Desire of Ages, 805.

    IMBUE: infuse, saturate "Inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality: "imbued with deep piety"." To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade. to instill or inspire (with ideals, principles, etc.) to permeate or inspire profoundly.

    "IMBUES" Synonyms: bathe, diffuse, impregnate, inculcate, infix, ingrain, inoculate, instillinvestleavenpermeatepervadesteep, suffuse

    "Christ declared that after His ascension, He would send to His church, as His crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take His place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit--the soul of His life!" E.G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904.


    THIS DAY WITH GOD, PAGE 186

    Working of the Spirit, June 26

    The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo, there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:20, 21.

    The kingdom of heaven can be felt, but not seen. The inward working of the Spirit of God is compared to leaven.... Christ by this parable illustrates the human heart. The leaven of truth, working inwardly will be revealed in the life. The heart must be cleansed from all impurity, man must be fitted with traits of character that will enable him to do service for God in any line. The process is invisible by which the leaven changes the mass of meal into which it has been introduced, but it works until the meal is converted into bread. So must the Spirit of God work a radical change. New faculties are not supplied, but a thorough change is made in the employment of those faculties. The natural inclinations are softened and subdued. New thoughts, new feelings, new motives are implanted. But while every faculty is regenerated, man does not lose his identity....

    The Scriptures are the great agency in this transformation. Christ prayed, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17). In this great work we are laborers together with God. With the divine agency there is to be the cooperation of the human instrument....

    The meal in which the leaven has been hid represents the heart that believes and receives Jesus. Christ works out the principles which He alone can work in. The world looks upon this class as a mystery which they cannot solve. The selfish, money-loving man lives to eat and drink and enjoy his worldly goods. But he does not keep eternity in view. He loses the eternal world from his reckoning. But those who receive and believe the truth have that faith which works by love and purifies the soul from everything sensual. The world cannot know them, for they are keeping in view eternal realities. A motive power is working within to transform the character. A constraining influence received from heaven is working like the leaven hid in the meal. The love of Jesus has come into the heart with its redeeming power to conquer the entire being, soul, body, and spirit.—Manuscript 82, June 26, 1898, “The Leaven of Truth.” This Day With God, p. 186.3



    Spiritual Oxygen: Are you getting it?


    Breathe in...breathe out....  You do it 12-14 times a minute without thinking.

    At rest, your lungs take in six liters of air per minute. When you're working hard, you can take in more than 100. Breathing is a miracle we don't stop to think about very much. It's involuntary; we just do it. In the same amazing way God created us with the capacity to breathe to sustain our natural lives, He has given us as Christians a way to "breathe spiritually" for our spiritual well-being.

    "Spiritual breathing, like physical breathing," says Dr. Bill Bright, founder and president of Campus Crusade for Christ, "is a process of exhaling the impure and inhaling the pure, an exercise in faith that enables you to experience God's love and forgiveness and walk in the Spirit as a way of life."

    "But the average Christian does not understand this concept of spiritual breathing as an exercise of faith and, as a result, lives on a spiritual roller coaster. He/she goes from one emotional experience to another living most of his life as a worldly Christian, controlling his/her own life, frustrated and fruitless."1

    Betty Lau, now a campus ministry leader, once felt that way:

    "I'd get a fresh start in my Christian life, then something would happen, and boom, I'd lose it."

    She recalls coming home from college for a break, feeling good spiritually, only to have a blowout with her sister:

    "There were words, slamming doors and my sister walked out. Afterwards, I felt, though being filled with the Holy Spirit sounded good in theory, it just didn't work."

    Later she would discover the active daily discipline of spiritual breathing and the freedom that discipline would bring.

    Spiritual Breathing Defined
    Physical breathing provides the body with a constant supply of oxygen, which is necessary for energy production. It also releases the byproduct of the process - carbon dioxide, a gas that is lethal in large quantities. Spiritual breathing is like physical breathing in that:

    1. You "exhale" by confessing your sins immediately to God and claiming His forgiveness

    2. You "inhale" by asking the Holy Spirit to control and empower you and to keep you from returning to sin.

    Usually we don't think about our physical breathing.  But spiritual breathing is something that requires conscious action - a readiness to "exhale" or confess our sin and to "inhale" or trust God to fill us with His Holy Spirit. Amy Aker, mother of three boys under age six, has found that spiritual breathing makes a difference in her parenting:

    "If I'm not disciplining my children correctly, if I yell or use manipulation, once I realize that I've done it, I will calmly tell them, 'Why don't you go to your room for a little while. I'll be right there.' Then, I'll go to my room for a few quiet minutes and God will reveal to me the heart of my sin, whether it's impatience or just wanting to impose my will on others. I'll confess it to Him, and then I ask the Holy Spirit to give me the power to change, because without His help, I can't do it. Then I'm ready to confess my wrong actions to my kids and have a fresh start."

    Don't Wait to Exhale
    It's been said that one measure of Christian maturity is the shortness of time between when we sin to the time we confess it. If we keep short accounts with God, our "old sin nature" can be kept on a short leash. We can confess our sin as soon as we entertain a sinful thought and before we speak an ugly word or act on evil desires. "Spiritual exhaling" is agreeing with God about our sin, whether in thought or deed, thanking Him for His forgiveness, and expressing a willingness to change our attitude and actions.

    "The more immediately sin is confessed and forsaken, the more sensitive and tender the heart remains," says a pamphlet on the subject by Life Action Ministries. "Spiritual breathing is an integral part of maintaining personal purity... The practice of breathing spiritually aids in developing a God-consciousness, which in turn serves to keep the revived heart spiritually focused and less susceptible to continual iniquity."2

    This has been Amy Aker's experience.

    "Confessing my sin is the key to a peaceful life.  If I don't readily confess, it pulls me down and eats me up. As a mom, I don't always have time for an extended quiet time or Bible reading. Spiritual breathing helps me to stick close to God, to get right with Him moment by moment."

    "Breathing in" the Holy Spirit
    To inhale spiritually is to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit by faith. How do you do that? When you receive Jesus Christ as your leader and forgiver, the Holy Spirit immediately enters your life and He never leaves. (John 1:12; Colossians 2:9,10; John 14:16,17) The Holy Spirit lives in you so that you can:

    • Demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22,23) and become more like Christ. (Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18)

    • Experience a meaningful prayer life and study of God's Word.

    • Experience power in witnessing. (Acts 1:8)

    • Be prepared for spiritual battle against the world, the flesh and the devil.
      (1 John 2:15-17; Galatians 5:16,17; 1 Peter 5:7-9; Ephesians 6:10-13)

    • Experience power to resist temptation and sin (1 Corinthians 10:13; Philippians 4:13; Ephesians 1:19-23; 2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 6:1-16)

    Though all born-again Christians are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, not all are filled with the Holy Spirit. Not all are experiencing what He has to offer. To be filled (empowered and controlled) by the Holy Spirit, we must, in faith, acknowledge our dependence on Him and "hand Him the reins" of our life. We are commanded in Ephesians 5:18 to:

    "Keep on being filled with the Holy Spirit."

    Betty Lau has been learning what that means since she started practicing spiritual breathing ten years ago:

    "It is a continuous, conscious choice I make to walk in the Holy Spirit's power. Repentance isn't a one time thing; it's giving my life over to God and asking Him to direct my decisions on a moment-by-moment basis."

    The result?

    "My Christian life is no longer about self-effort and defeat," Betty says. It's about allowing the Holy Spirit to permeate every area of my life. Though spiritual breathing is a conscious thing, the more I choose to do it, the more it becomes second nature."

    Are you ready to ask the Holy Spirit to direct your life? Why not pray this simple prayer right now and by faith invite God to fill you with His Spirit:

    Dear Father, I need you. I acknowledge that I have sinned against you by directing my own life. I thank you that You have forgiven my sins through Christ's death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I pray this in the name of Jesus. As an expression of my faith, I thank You for directing my life and for filling me with the Holy Spirit. Amen.

    THE HOLY SPIRIT IS TO DWELL INSIDE US and SURROUNDING US. THIS IS WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS:

    "The Holy Spirit is the Spirit OF God; it is also the Spirit OF Christ." U. Smith, GC. Daily Bulletin Vol. 4, March 14,1891, pp. 146,147

    "Here we find that the Holy Spirit is both the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ." E.J. Waggoner, Christ and His Righteousness, p. 23. 1890

    "We learn from this language that when we speak of the Spirit of God, we are really speaking of his presence and power." J.N. Loughborough, Review and Herald, September 13,1898

    "The DIVINE SPIRIT that the world’s Redeemer promised to send IS the PRESENCE and POWER (character) of God." ST November 23, 1891, par. 1Ye Shall Receive Power, p. 39.5

    "Character is power." 
    Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 340.2


    "In giving us His Spirit, God gives us Himself."-Testimonies, Vol. 7, p. 273.

    The Father is all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and is invisible to mortal sight
    The Son is all the fullness of the Godhead manifested. The Word of God (Jesus) declares Him to be ‘the express image of His person.’ ‘God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ Here is shown the personality of the Father. 
    BTS March 1, 1906, par. 1


    The Comforter that Christ promised to send after He ascended to heaven, is the Spirit in all the fullness of the Godhead, making manifest the power of divine grace to all who receive and believe in Christ as a personal Saviour."—Evangelism, 614-615.

    "God is a spirit; yet He is a personal being, for man was made in His image . . The greatness of God is to us incomprehensible. ‘The Lord’s throne is in heaven’ (Psalm 11:4); yet by His Spirit He is everywhere present."—Education, 132.



    New Gods -- Trinity & SDA - God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit - YouTube

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    The pioneers and the Holy Spirit - part 2 of 2


    The Truth of God Will Triumph Yet

    1. The truth of God will triumph yet

        Against the hosts of hell:

    The platform of eternal right

        Upholds the true gospel.

    Take courage then, despising fear;

        Quit ye like men, be strong!

    Now press the battle to the gates

        And triumph over wrong.

    2. The hail will sweep away the lies,

        Vain refuge of the foe;

    The hammer of His word will break

        The chains of sin and woe,

    Take Spirit’s sword, the armory

        Of light and righteousness;

    As Gideon’s band descend upon

        The tents of wickedness.

    3. The weapons of our last warfare

        Are not the carnal kind;

    Compelling pow’r and flattery

        Belong to carnal mind.

    By truth and love we’ll overcome

        The beast and false prophet;

    In Jesus’ holy name we’ll tread

        The devil underfoot.


    When the Spirit does not TRANSFORM the character - it is not the Spirit of God that is leading. It IS "ANOTHER SPIRIT".  

    2 Cor 11:14 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear (beware of) with him.


















      Search the scriptures with the goal to conform to the will of God. Put on Christ's righteousness - means to obey truth - the 10 commandments reveals God's character through his Son.






     

    "For if 
    death by the transgression of the one reigned through the one man, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness (TRUTH) will reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ."











     You WILL be tempted but you will NOT SIN with Jesus HELP! Just ask: JESUS SAVE ME!!! AND HE WILL EVERYTIME!










     Overcomers of WHAT? SIN!!! What is sin? transgression of the law of God - the ten commandments!







    Believing in God brings TRUTH = JESUS









    Behold, I Stand at the Door, and Knock

    "The great sin of those who profess to be Christians is that they do not open the heart to receive the Holy Spirit."-Selected Messages, book 2, p. 57.

    "If you open the door of the heart, Jesus will supply the vacuum by the gift of His Spirit, and then you can be a living preacher in your home, in the church, and in the world."'-Christ Our Righteousness, p. 146.

    "All that the apostles did, every church member today is to do. And we are to work with as much more fervor, to be accompanied by the Holy Spirit in as much greater measure, as the increase of wickedness demands a more decided call to repentance....

    "At this time, when the end of all things is at hand, should not the zeal of the church exceed even that of the early church? Zeal for the glory of God moved the disciples to bear witness to the truth with mighty power. Should not the power of God be even more mightily revealed today than in the time of the apostles?" -Testimonies, vol. 7, p. 33.

    "God's work is to be carried forward with power. We need the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Christ's Spirit=His victorious risen life! The soul and breath of His life! The fire=zeal for Christ INSIDE us, an experimental knowledge of Christ=a working knowledge of Christ IN US!). We need to understand that God will add to the ranks of His people men of ability and influence who are to act their part in warning the world. Not all in the world are lawless and sinful. God has many thousands who have not bowed the knee to Baal. There are God-fearing men and women in the fallen churches. If this were not so, we would not be given the message to bear:

    "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen." "Come out of her, My people." Many of the honest in heart are gasping for a breath of life from heaven. They will recognize the gospel when it is brought to them in the beauty and simplicity with which it is presented in God's Word. --Testimonies, Vol. 9, pp. 109-111. (1909)


    2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.


    Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,


    John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."


    2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
    Galatians 4:6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."
    Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
    Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.


    Revelation 2:18 "To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

    Daniel 10:6 His body was like topaz, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.

    Revelation 1:14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.

    Revelation 1:15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.




    What exactly IS the Power of God? 

    "Character IS power.” {COL 340.2} 

    What does “Character” consist of exactly?

    "The thoughts and feelings combined make up the moral character."  Messages to Young People, p. 92.1

    Galatians 2:20. The knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ expressed in character is an exaltation above everything else that is esteemed on earth or in heaven.

    Christ will not accept a divided heart. The life of the receiver of truth should witness to the change wrought by the transformation of character. "Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord." Why? Because they have an indwelling Saviour, who works the mind and heart to reveal that love for Christ which leads them to do his will, not their own. They have that faith which works by love and purifies the soul.

    There is need of a much more thorough preparation of the candidates for baptism than has been given them. Satan does not want any one to see the necessity of an entire surrender to God. When the soul fails to make this surrender, sin is not forsaken; appetites and passions are striving for the mastery; temptations confuse the senses, so that true conversion may not take place. Whenever one renounces sin, which is the transgression of the law, his life will be brought into conformity to the law, into perfect obedience. This conformity to the mind and will of Christ is the work of the Holy Spirit.

    All who enter upon the new life should understand, prior to their baptism, that the Lord requires the undivided affections. In the sermon on the mount are given most precious lessons from the lips of the great Teacher. He says, "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." Again he says, "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. . . . Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." The practicing of the truth is essential. The bearing of fruit testifies to the character of the tree. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit. The line of demarkation will be plain and distinct between those who love God and keep his commandments and those who love him not and disregard his precepts. There is need of a thorough conversion to the truth. We are not only to say, I believe, but to practice the truth. The light of the Word carefully studied, the voice of conscience, the strivings of the Spirit, produce in the heart love for Christ, who gave himself a whole sacrifice to redeem the whole person, soul, body, and spirit.

    Jesus came to show us the power of love (God is LOVE) and man has twisted it into the love of power.

    Merriam-Webster says “Character” is “The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.” Also known as  our  nature, personality, temper, figure, disposition.

    "Here are the terms the Lord offers you, my dear children. Will you accept the conditions? The character of Christianity is intensely practical. “The kingdom of God is not in word, but in power (character). (1 Corinthians 4:20). It bears the divine credentials. This practical religion does not put aside the truths of the Bible as too sublime for common life. Its principles are to control us in all the little things as well as the large things of life, supplying the motive to a high and holy course of action. The life of Christ is to be our example."

    1 Corinthians 4:20 "For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God's power (character)."

    POWER = CHARACTER!

    1 Corinthians 2:4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power (character),


    2 Corinthians 10:8 So even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than tearing you down, I will not be ashamed of it.

    "To Moses, the character of God was revealed as His glory. In like manner, we behold the glory (character) of Christ by beholding His character (power). Paul says: “We all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory (character) of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory [from character to character] even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18)." Manuscript Releases Volume Nine [Nos. 664-770], p. 296.2

    "A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service." (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, pages 292, 293)

    "Christ had two natures, the nature of a man and the nature of God. In him divinity and humanity were combined.... He exhibited a perfect humanity, combined with deity; and by preserving each nature distinct, he has given to the world a representation of the character of God and the character of a perfect man. He shows us what God is, and what man may become--godlike in character." (The General Conference Bulletin, 10-01-1899, paragraph 20.)

    "Character is power. The silent witness of a true, unselfish, godly life carries an almost irresistible influence. By revealing in our own life the character of Christ we co-operate with Him in the work of saving souls. It is only by revealing in our life His character that we can co-operate with Him. And the wider the sphere of our influence, the more good we may do. When those who profess to serve God follow Christ’s example, practicing the principles of the law in their daily life; when every act bears witness that they love God supremely and their neighbor as themselves, then will the church have power to move the world." Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 340.2

    "you need the subduing influence of the Spirit of God. You have hereditary traits of character that are constantly striving for the supremacy. Character is power. It is an influence which makes friends. Worked by the Holy Spirit’s power, self will die; but all the preaching a man may do will not make character. It is essential that the foundation cornerstone be laid aright. All your phases of character are to be guarded.

    Brother Jones, be careful in your words. You know the truth, and I urge you for Christ’s sake to practice the truth. You need the converting power of God every day. May the Lord help you, my brother, for He has greatly blessed you. You need the spirit of meekness and gentleness, of patience and forbearance, and of love for your brethren. Take heed how you build, for the structure will be tested." Manuscript Releases Volume Nineteen [Nos. 1360-1419], p. 198.4

    "The power of truth is to transform heart and character. Its effect is not like a dash of color here and there upon the canvas; the whole character is to be transformed; the image of Christ is to be revealed in words and actions. A new nature is imparted. Man is renewed after the image of Christ in righteousness and true holiness.
    Oh, if we only acted in accordance with the light that shines upon our pathway, we would be far in advance of what we are today in spiritual understanding and real heart worship. Many are in the condition represented by the foolish virgins, who had lamps but no oil to replenish the lamps and keep them burning and shining, ready to meet the Bridegroom. The grace of Christ is essential every day, every hour. Unless it is with us continually, the inconsistencies of the natural heart will appear and the life will present a divided service. The character is to be full of grace and truth. Wherever the religion of Christ works, it will brighten and sweeten every detail of life with more than an earthly joy and a higher than earthly peace.
    My dear children, I love you because Christ loves you. You have been dearly purchased. All you are and all you have—time, talents, strength, thought, everything—has been redeemed by the blood of Christ to do Him highest service. The Lord can accept of nothing less than complete consecration, entire, willing obedience. Frank, my dear nephew, the power of the principles you profess has too often been neutralized by your practice. Your quickness of temper and bitterness of feeling keep you from good. The Lord can bless you only as you come to Him with humble heart, confessing your errors and sins." The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1065.2

    Total Sacrifice Required

    "My eyes were taken from the glory, and I was pointed to the remnant on the earth. The angel said to them, `Will ye shun the seven last plagues? Will ye go to glory and enjoy all that God has prepared for those who love Him and are willing to suffer for His sake? If so, ye must die that ye may live. Get ready, get ready, get ready. Ye must have a greater preparation than ye now have.... Sacrifice all to God. Lay all upon His altar-self, property, and all, a living sacrifice. It will take all to enter glory....'

    "Heaven will be cheap enough, if we obtain it through suffering. We must deny self all along the way, die to self daily, let Jesus alone appear, and keep His glory continually in view. I saw that those who of late have embraced the truth would have to know what it is to suffer for Christ's sake, that they would have trials to pass through that would be keen and cutting, in order that they may be purified and fitted through suffering to receive the seal of the living God, pass through the time of trouble, see the King in His beauty, and dwell in the presence of God and of pure, holy angels.

    "As I saw what we must be in order to inherit glory, and then saw how much Jesus had suffered to obtain for us so rich an inheritance, I prayed that we might be baptized into Christ's sufferings, that we might not shrink at trials, but bear them with patience and joy, knowing what Jesus had suffered that we through His poverty and sufferings might be made rich. "Said the angel, `Deny self; ye must step fast."'-Early Writings, pp. 66, 67.

    "We can not retain self and yet enter the Kingdom of God." -Mount of Blessings, p. 143.

    "Ask the Lord to reveal to you yourself, place your life under His searching eye, and when He lays hold upon your case you will see that you have made grievous mistakes, and what you supposed was of little importance was offensive in the sight of Heaven. You will see that there is a decided need of thorough transformation of character. You will realize that you must put away the evil of your doings, and cooperate with God and heavenly angels who are sent to minister unto those who shall be heirs of salvation. . . . Self must die. Every practice, every habit, that has a harmful tendency, however innocent it may be regarded by the world, must be battled with until overcome, that the human agent may perfect a character after the divine Pattern." That I May Know Him, p. 237.

    "Our future eternal happiness depends upon having our humanity, with all its capabilities and powers, brought into obedience of God and placed under the control of Divinity....

    "Jesus became a man that He might mediate between man and God ... that He might restore to man the original mind which he lost in Eden through Satan's alluring temptation....

    "Through Jesus Christ every man may overcome in his own behalf and on his own account, standing in his own individuality of character." - That I May Know Him, p. 291.

    "In giving us His Spirit, God gives us Himself."-Testimonies, Vol. 7, p. 273.

    "The Lord desires every one of us to be decidedly in earnest."-Selected Messages, book 1, p. 98.

    "Intense earnestness should now take possession of us."-Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 44.

    "You can not be too much in earnest."-Testimonies, Vol.6, p. 16.

    "Pray that the mighty energies of the Holy Spirit, with all their quickening, recuperative, and transforming power, may fall like an electric shock on the palsy-stricken soul, causing every nerve to thrill with new life, restoring the whole man from his dead, earthly, sensual state to spiritual soundness. You will thus become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust; and in your souls will be reflected the image of Him by whose stripes you are healed."-Ibid, vol. 5, p. 267.

    "In order to be purified and to remain pure, Seventh-day Adventists must have the Holy Spirit in their hearts and in their homes. The Lord has given me light that when the Israel of today humble themselves before Him, and cleanse the soul temple from all defilement, He will hear their prayers in behalf of the sick, and will bless in the use of His remedies for disease."-Counsels on Health, p. 138.

    "To the heart that has become purified, all is changed. Transformation of character is the testimony to the world of an indwelling Christ. The Spirit of God produces a new life in the soul, bringing the thoughts and desires into obedience to the will of Christ; and the inward man is renewed in the image of God."-Prophets and Kings, p. 233.

    "All that the apostles did, every church member today is to do."-Testimonies, vol. 7, p. 33.

    "Daily they prayed for fresh supplies of grace, that they might reach higher and still higher toward perfection. Under the Holy Spirit's working even the weakest, by exercising faith in God, learned to improve their entrusted powers and to become sanctified, refined, and ennobled. As in humility they submitted to the molding influence of the Holy Spirit, they received of the fullness of the Godhead and were fashioned in the likeness of the divine. The lapse of time has wrought no change in Christ's parting promise to send the Holy Spirit as His representative. It is not because of any restriction on the part of God that the riches of His grace do not flow earthward to men. If the fulfillment of the promise is not seen as it might be, it is because the promise is not appreciated as it should be. If all were willing, all would be filled with the Spirit."-The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 49, 50.

    "As the human agent submits his will to the will of God, the Holy Spirit will make the impression upon the hearts of those to whom he ministers."-Counsels on Health, p. 437.

    "Nothing is more needed in our work than the practical results of communion with God. We should show by our daily lives that we have peace and rest in the Saviour. His peace in the heart will shine forth in the countenance. It will give to the voice a persuasive power. Communion with God will ennoble the character and the life. Men will take knowledge of us, as of the first disciples, that we have been with Jesus. This will impart to the worker a power that nothing else can give. Of this power he must not allow himself to be deprived. The Ministry of Healing, p. 512.

    Unlimited Possibilities

    "He who loves Christ the most will do the greatest amount of good. There is no limit to the usefulness of one who, by putting self aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit upon his heart, and lives a life wholly consecrated to God."-The Desire of Ages, pp. 250, 251.

    "To everyone who offers himself to the Lord for service, withholding nothing, is given power for the attainment of measureless results."-The Ministry of Healing, p. 160.


    Daily morning prayer consecrating ourselves to God through His Son:
     
    "Lord, take my heart; for I cannot give it. It is Thy property. Keep it pure, for I cannot keep it for Thee. Save me in spite of myself, my weak, unchristlike self. Mold me, fashion me, raise me into a pure and holy atmosphere, where the rich current of Thy love can flow through my soul. Lord Jesus, I claim by YOUR FAITH, your blood sacrifice, your victory over every besetting sin, your risen life and YOUR FAITH as my own today. Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever! Lord Jesus, What wilt thou have me to do today? Take me Oh Lord, as wholly thine, I lay all my plans at thy feet. Use me today in thy service. Abide with me and let all my work be wrought in thee. Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, and that thine hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil! We ask that our flight be not on the Sabbath Day. We Pray that the mighty energies of the Holy Spirit, with all their quickening, recuperative, and transforming power, may fall like an electric shock on the palsy-stricken soul, causing every nerve to thrill with new life, restoring my whole man from my dead, earthly, sensual state to spiritual soundness. I pray for all people and those in authority asking that "we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty." I give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endures forever! I present my petition to Thee. I put my trust in Thee, and I ask for the Blessing that Thou seest will be for my present and future usefulness and my eternal good. I pray most earnestly that we may be prepared for the struggles of the great day of God’s preparation. Lord, I do not want to be surprised at the end. If there is anything that needs to be changed in my life, please show me what it is. I want to be revived and reformed.Help me to make the changes in my life that you would have me to make quickly. Let the latter rain come into my vessel. Let the light of the glorious angel which unites with the third angel shine upon me. Give me a part in the work. Let me sound the proclamation. Let me be a co-laborer with Jesus Christ. Please I pray to you for these blessings for myself, my house and all those who are yours. Please forgive me of all my sins and especially help my unbelief. I claim the faith of Jesus as my own today. Please give me clear understanding of your will for my life today. We ask for wisdom - as much is needed to make it to Heaven, and we ask for a love of the truth like no other person has ever been given. Please save our family, and help us to walk in your paths of righteousness. Forgive our trespasses and input your Spirit to us. Give us the strength and power to make it to Heaven. In the name of Jesus Christ your only begotten Son we ask these things for today and each day henceforth."


    The Lord is not glorified by the tame supplications which show that nothing is expected. He desires every one who believes, to approach the Throne of Grace with earnestness and assurance. Do we realize the magnitude of the work in which we are engaged? If we did, there would be more fervency in our prayers. Our entreaties would rise before God with convincing earnestness. We would plead for power as a hungry child pleads for bread. If we realized the greatness of the Gift, if we desired the attainment of the Blessing, our petit-ions would ascend with earnestness, importunity, urgency. It would be as if we were at the gate of heaven, soliciting entrance.

    Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!

    I do not understand the tameness in the requests offered to God. We are to urge our way into the very Presence of God, into the Holy Place of the Most High. We are to plead for that which we most need, -- the Bread of Life, the leaf from the Tree of LifeAs Jacob wrestled with the angel, saying, “I will not let Thee go, except thou Bless me,” so we are to wrestle in prayer until we prevail. We are to ask with an urgency that will not be turned away, that expects God to bestow His blessings with a liberality that is an assurance to all fear.



    The "righteousness of Christ" IS "pure, unadulterated TRUTH"! or "HIS" TRUTH IS our TRUTH!  More about this topic here

    John 1:4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
    John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
    John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace (mercy) and truth (righteousness) came through Jesus Christ.
    John 10:9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
    John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes (trusts) in me will live, even though they die;
    Acts 9:2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
    Romans 5:2 through whom we have gained access by faith (obedience) into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
    Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
    Hebrews 9:8 The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still functioning.
    Hebrews 10:20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,
    1 John 5:20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

    Some have had great light, they have been blessed, they have believed that God for Christ’s sake forgave their sins; but there they have stopped, and have made no further advancement. They have not attained unto a greater faith or broader experience, because they have not received the light of the truth which is constantly unfolding to those who follow the light of the world. The blood of Christ cleanseth from all unrighteousness, but just as soon as a soul ceases to walk by faith, he becomes enshrouded in darkness. The only safety for any one is to advance, to increase in the knowledge of the truth, to be sanctified by it. Those who are content with preaching old discourses, and praying stereotyped prayers, fail to improve the talents that God has given them, and these talents will be taken from them. My brethren, If you had the penetration you think you have, you would discern spiritual things. “By their fruits ye shall know them.”

    Many who refuse the message which the Lord sends them are seeking to find pegs on which to hang doubts, to find some excuse for rejecting the light of heaven. In the face of clear evidence, they say as did the Jews, “Show us a miracle, and we will believe. If these messengers have the truth, why do they not heal the sick?” The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 415



    Those who accept the message given, will heed the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans, and will buy the gold, which is faith and love; the white raiment, which is the righteousness (truth) of Christ; and the eyesalve, which is spiritual discernment. Says Christ, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

    If the church refuses to hear the voice of the heavenly Merchantman, refuses to open the door, then Christ will pass on, and it will be left destitute of His presence, destitute of true riches, but saying in self-righteousness, “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.” The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 415-416

    THE LOVE OF GOD 

    “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”. 
    John 3:16. This is the most well-known text in all the Bible; a precious promise that God so loved the world He gave His only-begotten Son to die for the human race. 

    Incredible love. 

    “The Father loves us, not because of the great propitiation, but He provided the propitiation because He loves us. Christ was the medium through which He could pour out His infinite love upon a fallen world. ‘God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself’. God suffered with His Son. In the agony of Gethsemane, the death on Calvary, the heart of Infinite Love paid the price of our redemption.” 
    Steps to Christ p4.5 

    “He took upon His sinless nature our sinful nature, that He might know how to succor those that are tempted.”  {MM 181.3}  

    “The Lord Jesus came to our world, not to reveal what a God could do, but what a man could do, through faith in God's power to help in every emergency. Man is, through faith, to be a partaker in the divine nature, and to overcome every temptation wherewith he is beset. The Lord now demands that every son and daughter of Adam through faith in Jesus Christ, serve Him in [the] human nature which we now have.”{3SM 140.2}  

    Such love is beyond our comprehension. 

    “The gift of Christ is the crowning truth of God’s love, and His Fatherhood, through all time and through eternity”.
     Spalding & Magan Collection p68. 1897. 

    Ellen White: "The Eternal Father, the unchangeable one, gave his only begotten Son, tore from his bosom Him who was made in the express image of his person, and sent him down to earth to reveal how greatly he loved mankind." (Ellen White, Review and Herald, July 9, 1895, par. 13)

    “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…Early Writings, p. 127.1 & Supplement to the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White, p. 48.1

    Ellen White: Before Christ came in the likeness of men, he existed in the express image of his Father Ellen White, Youth’s Instructor, December 20, 1900, par. 4.

    "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

     "The two expressions human and divine were, in Christ, closely and inseparably one, and yet they had a distinct individuality."  {ST, May 10, 1899 par. 11}

    "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..."  {17MR 338.1}   

    The Omnipotence of Jesus
    —[Hebrews 1:4-12 quoted.] In this language is represented the omnipotence of the Lord Jesus. He is introduced to the Bible student as the Creator of the world, and was its rightful Ruler. [Hebrews 1:13, 14 quoted.]

    Great emphasis was placed on the two natures of man by the first Christians.   At Genesis 2:7, the Wycliffe Commentary writes: “Man's body was fashioned from the dust of the ground, while his spirit came from the very ‘breath’ of God. He is literally a creature of two worlds; both earth and heaven can claim him”. This is what makes a soul: BODY + BREATH=Soul. Body with no breath in it = no soul. Dead waiting for judgement day. Breath goes back to God, body goes back to Dust.

    "
    It is your Creator who has poured out to you all heaven in one wondrous gift,—His only-begotten Son...." Counsels on Stewardship, p. 46.2 

    See: https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/answering-john-1-1

    Gen:2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

    Gen:2:8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

    Gen:2:9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

    That they might be called trees of righteousness, the garden of the LORD!
    For "The Spirit of the LORD God (Yehuwah Elohim) is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to proclaim Glad Tidings unto the meek (humble); He hath sent me (and you) to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound (in the bondage and chains of sin) . . .     ref: I John 2:27

         To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion (His city and people which are called by His name), to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garments of Praise for the spirit of heaviness (depression, oppression); that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified
    !"  Isaiah 61:1-3 & Luke 4:17-19

    "Inherited Trait. A characteristic that is passed from parents to offspring." Macmillanmh.com Science a Closer Look, Mcmillan/McGraw-Hill page 67.

    1 Corinthians 15:47 "The first man (Adam) is of the earth, made of dust: the second man (Christ) is the Lord from heaven." 

    John 3:31 "The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.

    The Bible does say that Christ was begotten of the Father (John 3:16) before creation (Proverbs 8:22-30). The Bible recognizes the fact that God had a Son in a number of places (Proverbs 30:4; Daniel 3:25) prior to His birth in Bethlehem. These evidences lead us to the conclusion that Christ was begotten of the Father long before He came to this earth.

    Perhaps the question should be asked this way. Does the Bible anywhere teach that Christ was not begotten of His Father? Does the Bible teach that God did not have a Son before Bethlehem?

    The Bible verses seem conclusive here. Note that many Bible version state the words "from eternity." The Hebrew text should be "from of old, from ancient days," in other words, "from a long time ago," not          "from eternity," as we understand it. Jesus never lived in eternity, as God the Father did and does. See Micah 5:2.

    New International Version (©2011)
    Micah 5:2: "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one (Jesus) who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins (family predecessors; family history; ancestry, beginnings, birthblooddescentextraction, lineagematernity, parentage, paternity, pedigreestock) are from of old 
    (John 1:3="Through him all things were made.", 1 Corinthians 8:6=yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.; Colossians 1:16), from ancient times (long duration, antiquity, futurity)."

    John 16:27 "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have "believed" that I came out from God."

    Psalm 102:25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
    Proverbs 8:22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;
    Proverbs 8:23 I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be.

    New Living Translation (©2007)
    But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you, one whose origins are from the distant past (long duration, antiquity, futurity).

    English Standard Version (©2001)
    But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days (long duration, antiquity, futurity).


    John 16:27 "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God."

    New American Standard Bible (©1995)
    "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity (long duration, antiquity, futurity)."


    John 16:27 "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God."

    King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

    Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
    Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity (long duration, antiquity, futurity).


    John 16:27 "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God."

    Psalm 102:25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
    Proverbs 8:22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his worksbefore his deeds of old;
    Proverbs 8:23 I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be.

    International Standard Version (©2012)
    "As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, even though you remain least among the clans of Judah, nevertheless, the one who rules in Israel for me will emerge from you. 
    His existence has been from antiquity, even from eternity (long duration, antiquity, futurity).


    John 16:27 "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God."

    NET Bible (©2006)
    As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah--from you a king will emerge who will rule over Israel on my behalf, one whose origins are in the distant past (long duration, antiquity, futurity).


    John 16:27 "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God."

    GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
    You, Bethlehem Ephrathah, are too small to be included among Judah's cities. Yet, from you Israel's future ruler will come for me. His origins go back to the distant past, to days long ago (long duration, antiquity, futurity).

    King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
    But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

    American King James Version
    But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting (long duration, antiquity, futurity).

    American Standard Version
    But thou, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, which art little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall one come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting (long duration, antiquity, futurity).

    Douay-Rheims Bible
    AND THOU, BETHLEHEM Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Juda: out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be the ruler in Israel: and his going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity (long duration, antiquity, futurity).


    Psalm 102:25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.


    Proverbs 8:22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;
    Proverbs 8:23 I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be.

    Darby Bible Translation
    (And thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall he come forth unto me who is to be Ruler in Israel: whose goings forth are from of old, from the days of eternity.)

    English Revised Version
    But thou, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, which art little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall one come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

    Webster's Bible Translation
    But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou art little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

    World English Bible
    But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, being small among the clans of Judah, out of you one will come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

    Young's Literal Translation
    And thou, Beth-Lehem Ephratah, Little to be among the chiefs of Judah! From thee to Me he cometh forth -- to be ruler in Israel, And his comings forth are of old, From the days of antiquity.


    “Satan, the fallen angel, had declared that no man could keep the law of God after the disobedience of Adam. He claimed the whole race under his control.”  {3SM 136.1}  

    The only way that Christ could demonstrate how, we in our sinful nature, might live sinless lives is by himself living a sinless life in our sinful nature.

    “He [Christ] came with such a heredity to share our sorrows and temptations, and to give us the EXAMPLE OF A SINLESS LIFE.”  E.G. White, Desire of Ages, p49.

    “He sent His Son to this world to bear the penalty of sin, and to SHOW MAN HOW TO LIVE A SINLESS LIFE.” E.G. White, Reflecting Christ, p37.

    “He came to this world and lived a sinless life, that in His power His people might also live LIVES OF SINLESSNESS.” E.G. White, Review and Herald , April 1, 1902

    “He placed us on vantage ground, where we could live pure, SINLESS LIVES.” E.G. White, Signs of the Times, June 17, 1903.

    “Every one who by faith obeys God’s commandments, will reach the condition of SINLESSNESS in which Adam lived before his transgression.” E.G. White, Signs of the Times , July 23, 1902.

    1 Corinthians 15:46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural (carnal), and after that the spiritual (born again).

    Jesus INHERITED his Father's DIVINE NATURE from His Father. We mortals inherited our human nature (carnal nature) from Adam. And from Christ we inherit our born again nature - we live the VERY LIFE of Christ - simply by believing in the Son of the Living God. Each morning pray.

    There are some little-known tidbits that help connect the events surrounding Christ’s death and resurrection — information that enables us 21st century Americans to decipher what was going on in first century Israel.

    We hope they will give you an even greater appreciation for Christ and his sacrifice.

    • Passover lambs for sacrifice needed to be “without spot or blemish” (Exodus 12:5). To ensure an adequate supply of lambs for the thousands attending Passover in Jerusalem, priestly shepherds were hired to specifically bred spotless lambs. Because of sanitation regulations, they could not be raised in Jerusalem. Instead, the lambs were born a few miles away in a village… called Bethlehem. The same place where Jesus, the spotless lamb, was born.
    • A Passover lamb was to be brought into the home and “tested” for 3 days prior to Passover to ensure it was without spot or blemish (Exodus 12:3-6). In the same manner, Christ (the Passover lamb) was ushered into Jerusalem on a donkey and then tested for 3 days (intensely questioned by the Pharisees) before He was declared faultless (ie. without spot or blemish) by Pilate (John 19:4) and sacrificed.
    • Christ was crucified and died at the ninth hour, about 3:00 pm (Matthew 27:45). It is at this exact time that the Passover lambs were being sacrificed in the temple.
    • The Passover lamb that the temple priests ate was prepared in a way that bears an uncanny resemblance to Christ on the cross. The lamb was sacrificed, then bound and roasted vertically on a metal stake that looks amazingly similar to a crucifix. Most bizarre of all, its entrails were removed and wrapped around its head, looking just like a crown of thorns.
    • When Christ was about to die, He cried out “It is finished!” (John 19:30). The High Priest, when all Passover sacrifices are completed, would cry out to the crowd, “It is finished.”
    • When John the disciple went into the empty tomb and saw the head cloth that had been wrapped on Christ’s head “folded up by itself” (John 20:5-7), John believed that Christ had risen. Why? In Christ’s day, when carpenters had finished their job, they folded their finishing rag and left it behind to let the homeowner know that the job was done when they arrived home. Each carpenter had a signature way of folding the cloth. Some say John knew the way Jesus’ folded His carpenter cloths and recognized the fold as Jesus’ signature that the “job was done.”
    Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?

    Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I never noticed this....

    The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes.

    The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed at the head of that stony coffin.

    Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.

    She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and I don't know where they have put him!'

    Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other disciple out ran Peter and got there first. He stopped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.

    Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was folded up and lying to the side.


    Was that important? Absolutely!
    Is it really significant? Yes!


    In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. 

    The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every 
    Jewish boy knew this tradition.

    When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it.

    The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished..

    Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table.

    The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant,  "I'm finished.."

    But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because..........

    The folded napkin meant,
     
    "I'm coming back!"

     That the Blessing of Abraham might come on* the gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the Promise of the Spirit through faith . . . !”                                                                     Galatians 3:14
     
         Thus it will be with those who live in the last days. As dangers surround them, and despair seizes upon the soul, they must depend solely upon the merits (worthiness) of the atonement. . . . None will ever perish while they do this. . . . Jacob prevailed because he was persevering and determined. . . . It is now that we are to learn this lesson of prevailing prayer, of unyielding faith.
     
         The greatest victories to the church of Christ or to the individual Christian are not those that are gained by talent or education, by wealth or the favor of men. They are those victories that are gained in the audience chamber with God, when earnest, agonizing faith lays hold upon the mighty Arm of power.  
                                                                                                                           Conflict & Courage p.68-69
     

        “In Whom (Christ Jesus) we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him . . . that He would grant  you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might (G1411, dunamis -force, miraculous power, ability, abundance, strength, mighty power) by His Spirit in the inner man; and that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith . . . !”                                                                                    Ephesians 3:12-17

    It is now that we are to learn this lesson of prevailing prayer, of unyielding faith.

    Daily morning prayer consecrating ourselves to God through His Son:
     
    "Lord, take my heart; for I cannot give it. It is Thy property. Keep it pure, for I cannot keep it for Thee. Save me in spite of myself, my weak, unchristlike self. Mold me, fashion me, raise me into a pure and holy atmosphere, where the rich current of Thy love can flow through my soul. Lord Jesus, I claim by YOUR FAITH, your blood sacrifice, your victory over every besetting sin, your risen life and YOUR FAITH as my own today. Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever!  Lord Jesus, What wilt thou have me to do today? Take me Oh Lord, as wholly thine, I lay all my plans at thy feet. Use me today in thy service. Abide with me and let all my work be wrought in thee. Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, and that thine hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil! We ask that our flight be not on the Sabbath Day. We Pray that the mighty energies of the Holy Spirit, with all their quickening, recuperative, and transforming power, may fall like an electric shock on the palsy-stricken soul, causing every nerve to thrill with new life, restoring my whole man from my dead, earthly, sensual state to spiritual soundness. I pray for all people and those in authority asking that "we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty." I give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endures forever! I present my petition to Thee. I put my trust in Thee, and I ask for the Blessing that Thou seest will be for my present and future usefulness and my eternal good. I pray most earnestly that we may be prepared for the struggles of the great day of God’s preparation. Lord, I do not want to be surprised at the end. If there is anything that needs to be changed in my life, please show me what it is. I want to be revived and reformed.Help me to make the changes in my life that you would have me to make quickly. Let the latter rain come into my vessel. Let the light of the glorious angel which unites with the third angel shine upon me. Give me a part in the work. Let me sound the proclamation. Let me be a co-laborer with Jesus Christ. Please I pray to you for these blessings for myself, my house and all those who are yours. Please forgive me of all my sins and especially help my unbelief. I claim the faith of Jesus as my own today. Please give me clear understanding of your will for my life today. We ask for wisdom - as much is needed to make it to Heaven, and we ask for a love of the truth like no other person has ever been given. Please save our family, and help us to walk in your paths of righteousness. Forgive our trespasses and input your Spirit to us. Give us the strength and power to make it to Heaven. In the name of Jesus Christ your only begotten Son we ask these things for today and each day henceforth."


    The Lord is not glorified by the tame supplications which show that nothing is expected. He desires every one who believes, to approach the Throne of Grace with earnestness and assurance. Do we realize the magnitude of the work in which we are engaged? If we did, there would be more fervency in our prayers. Our entreaties would rise before God with convincing earnestness. We would plead for power as a hungry child pleads for bread. If we realized the greatness of the Gift, if we desired the attainment of the Blessing, our petit-ions would ascend with earnestness, importunity, urgency. It would be as if we were at the gate of heaven, soliciting entrance.

    Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!

    I do not understand the tameness in the requests offered to God. We are to urge our way into the very Presence of God, into the Holy Place of the Most High. We are to plead for that which we most need, -- the Bread of Life, the leaf from the Tree of LifeAs Jacob wrestled with the angel, saying, “I will not let Thee go, except thou Bless me,” so we are to wrestle in prayer until we prevail. We are to ask with an urgency that will not be turned away, that expects God to bestow His blessings with a liberality that is an assurance to all fear.

    Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and His Maker, Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands command ye Me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it. I, even My hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.” Isaiah 45:11. This is the Word of the LORD, which is Yea and Amen !

    Then let your prayers be more fervent, more heavily weighted with faith and hope. Let the intensity of your desire be proportionate to the value of the object you wish to obtain. The greatness of the Gift and our need of It should fill us with a hungering desire for it . . . !"  - Special Testimonies, August 7, 1901 par. 13


    You will thus become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust; and in your souls will be reflected the image of Him by whose stripes you are healed.

    It is growth in knowledge of the character of Christ that sanctifies the soul. To discern and appreciate the wonderful work of the atonement, transforms him who contemplates the plan of salvation. By beholding Christ, he becomes changed into the same image, from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord. The beholding of Jesus becomes an ennobling, refining process to the actual Christian. He sees the Pattern, and grows into its likeness, and then how easily are dissensions, emulations, and strife adjusted. The perfection of Christ’s character is the Christian’s inspiration. When we see him as he is, desire awakes to be like him, and this elevates the whole man; for “every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”


    Consider the implications of this wonderful gift – God gave His only Son. Before the earth was created, the Father agreed to accept the Son’s voluntary offer to become a substitute for the human race. 

    The Son pledged Himself to die for mankind, and “in covenant promise, the Father and Son clasped their hands in a solemn pledge that Christ should become the surety for the human race”. The Desire of Ages p834. 

    “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…” 
    Early Writings p. 127. 

    The Bible says:

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    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us" (John 1:1, 14a KJV.)

    "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which hehath purchased with his own blood." (Acts 20:28 KJV.)

    "The first man [Adam] is from the earthearthy; the second man [Jesus] is from heaven. As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly." (1 Corinthians 15:47-49 NASB.)

    "For in him [Christ] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." (Colossians 2:9 KJV.)

    "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." (1 John 4:1-3 KJV.)

    "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." (2 John 1:7 KJV.) 
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    In the above two quotes, John is warning against the teachings of the Gnostics, who taught the following:

    "The Gnostics wrote apocryphal Gospels (such as the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary) to substantiate their claim that the risen Jesus told his disciples the true, Gnostic interpretation of his teachings: Christ, the divine spirit, inhabited the body of the man Jesus and did not die on the cross but ascended to the divine realm from which he had come. The Gnostics thus rejected the atoning suffering and death of Christ and the resurrection of the body. They also rejected other literal and traditional interpretations of the Gospels." ("Gnosticism," Microsoft® Encarta® 97 Encyclopedia. © 1993-1996 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.) 
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    Ellen G. White upholds Jesus' divinity, upholds Jesus' humanity, and says we can have divine characters!

    "In stooping to take the habiliments of a man, Christ did not cease to be God. (Heb 1:1-12 therefore Godeven thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows) The human did not become divine, nor the divine human. Christ lived the law of God, showing all men and women that through His grace they can do the same. By faith, in His humanity Christ saw what we are permitted to see by faith--the atoning sacrifice connected with the Lord upon the mercy seat." (Manuscript Releases, Volume Twelve, page 415, paragraph 3.)

    "There is no one who can explain the mystery of the incarnation of Christ. Yet we know that He came to this earth and lived as a man among men. The man Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty, yet Christ and the Father are one. The Deity did not sink under the agonizing torture of Calvary, yet it is nonetheless true that 'God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.'" (Lift Him Up, page 235, paragraph 3.)

    "Jesus, the world's Redeemer, could only keep the commandments of God, in the same way that humanity can keep them. [...] We must practice the example of Christ, bearing in mind His Sonship and His humanity. It was not God that was tempted in the wilderness, nor a god that was to endure the contradiction of sinners against himself. It was the Majesty of heaven who became a man--humbled Himself to our human nature." (Manuscript Releases, Volume Six, page 342, paragraphs 1-2.)

    "Was the human nature of the Son of Mary changed into the divine nature of the Son of God? No; the two natures were mysteriously blended (just as OUR human nature can be blended with the divine nature/character of God) in one person--the man Christ Jesus....When Christ was crucified, it was His human nature that died (carnal nature). Deity (God's Spirit =the Father=Himself) did not sink and die; that would have been impossible." (Lift Him Up, page 76, paragraph 2.)  

    "He who had said, 'I lay down my life, that I might take it again,' came forth from the grave to life that was in Himself. Humanity died: divinity did not die. In His divinity, Christ possessed the power to break the bonds of death." (The Faith I Live By, page 51, paragraph 3.)

    "In Christ are united the divine and the human. The Creator (God created ALL THROUGH or "by" JESUS) and the creature, the nature of God, whose law had been transgressed, and nature of Adam, the transgressor, meet in Jesus,--the Son of God and the Son of man." (Bible Training School, 02-01-1908, paragraph 4.) (Note: Jesus is a not a creature made from dust - but rather our creator - given all authority, made equal with and begotten of his Father and God.)

    "Christ came to earth as God in the guise of humanity. He ascended to heaven as the King of saints. His ascension was worthy of His exalted character. He ascended from the Mount of Olives in a cloud of angels, who triumphantly escorted Him to the city of God." (The Signs of the Times, 08-16-1899, paragraph 4.)

    "A young man clothed in shining garments was sitting by the tomb. It was the angel who had rolled away the stone. He had taken the guise of humanity that he might not alarm these friends of Jesus." (The Desire of Ages, page 788, paragraph 3.) (Note: compare with the next quote, where she says the same thing about Christ!)

    "For a moment the divinity of Christ flashed through His guise of humanity." (The Desire of Ages, page 707, paragraph 2.)

    "Christ and His angels come to us in the form of human beings, and as we converse with them, light and grace and joy fill our hearts. Our spiritual energies are quickened, and we are strengthened to do the will of God. Though we know it not, we are conversing with an angel, an angel in human guise." (Manuscript Releases, Volume Nine, page 211, paragraph 1.) 

    "The highest of all angels, He girded Himself with a towel, and washed the feet of His disciples." (Manuscript Releases, Volume Twelve, page 400, paragraph 1.) (Note: again she says Christ is also an angel - the creator of the angels - he is the HIGHEST angel - the commander of angels! Angel means messenger - 

    ANGEL: attendant of God
    Synonyms:God's messenger, archangel, celestial being, cherub, divine messenger, guardian,heavenly being, holy being, seraph, spiritspiritual being, spritesupernatural being

    )

    "Before his fall, Satan was, next to Christ, the highest angel in heaven." (Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, 01-14-1909, paragraph 4.) (Note: again she calls Christ an angel, just one step above Satan!!!! )

    Now Gabriel stands in Satan's place - has his old job.

    "The humble Nazarene asserts His real nobility. He rises above humanity, throws off the guise of sin and shame, and stands revealed, the Honored of the angels, the Son of God, One with the Creator of the universe." (The Desire of Ages, page 210, paragraph 1.) 

    "Beneath the guise of humanity they discerned the glory of the Son of God." (The Desire of Ages, page 412, paragraph 1.)

    "The salvation of a world is at stake. He resisted the archdeceiver. In behalf of man He must conquer as a man, and in the very same manner man must conquer by 'It is written.His own words under the guise of humanity would be misjudged, misinterpreted, falsified. His own words spoken as the divine Son of God could not be falsified. It will be in the last great day when every case receives as his works have been; it will be the final and eternal condemnation of the devil and all his sympathizers and all who have served under his jurisdiction and have identified themselves with him." (S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 4, page 1163, paragraph 5.)

    "Christ took upon Himself humanity for us. He clothed His divinity, and divinity and humanity were combined. He showed that that law which Satan declared could not be kept, could be kept. Christ took humanity to stand here in our world, to show that Satan had lied. He took humanity upon Himself to demonstrate that with divinity and humanity combined, man could keep the law of Jehovah. Separate humanity from divinity, and you can try to work out your own righteousness from now till Christ comes, and it will be nothing but a failure." (Faith and Works, page 71, paragraph 1.) (Note: so we can become as divine as Jesus! That's what Jesus messenger Ellen says!)

    "He took humanity upon Him, but He did not leave His divinity; He clothed His divinity with humanity. He took humanity upon Himself in order to carry humanity through that commandment-keeping people to give the testimony to the whole universe of heaven. He stood in humanity to bear all the battles and conflicts as our Head, thus elevating with God every human being on the face of the earth. Now, Christ took humanity that humanity might take His divinity. He took our nature that He might give to human nature His nature.... We read in 2 Peter 1 that you are to be divine partakers of Jesus Christ, and there is not one of the very simplest in the institution but that he can take hold of the divine nature through the knowledge of Jesus Christ who gave His life to buy us. Then we must consider we are bought with a price--even the precious blood of the Son of God. God is not going to let us drift this way and that way with Satan's temptations, but if you will stand in Christ and if you will be determined that you will make of yourself all that God intended you should make, you can become as precious in the sight of God as Daniel was--beloved of God." (Sermons and Talks, Volume Two, page 126, paragraphs 2-3.) (Note: We can "take His divinity"!  

    "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." (Selected Messages, Book 1, page 264, paragraph 2.)

    "Christ had two natures, the nature of a man and the nature of God. In him divinity and humanity were combined.... He exhibited a perfect humanity, combined with deity; and by preserving each nature distinct, he has given to the world a representation of the character of God and the character of a perfect man. He shows us what God is, and what man may become--godlike in character." (The General Conference Bulletin, 10-01-1899, paragraph 20.)

    "'This is My commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you' This is a wonderful statement. In our lives we are to exemplify the love of Christ. Then, like Him, we shall labor most earnestly for the salvation of sinners. He desires that we shall abide in Him, that He may work through us in keeping before the world such a representation of the infinite love of God as He Himself gave. Through our lives the respondent may receive an assurance that it is possible to be partakers of the divine nature, and by taking hold of this divinity win the victory that all must win who shall enter in through the gates into the city.... He who was one with the Father laid aside His royal robe and kingly crown, and in coming to this world clothed His divinity with humanity. Had He come in all His glory, escorted by myriads of angels, no man could have endured the sight. But He took upon Himself humanity, that He might perfect in His own life a humanity that we can lay hold of and be united with divinity. The divine nature is to be imparted to every true seeker after Jesus Christ. Divinity must be united with humanity. Thus humanity may be partakers of the divine nature, that men may be able to escape the corruption that is in the world through lust." (Sermons and Talks, page 294, paragraph 1.)

    Ellen G. White says that we can become divine

    "Jesus saw in this ruler just the help He needed if the young man would become a colaborer with Him in the work of salvation. If he would place himself under Christ's guidance, he would be a power for good. In a marked degree the ruler could have represented Christ; for he possessed qualifications, which, if he were united with the Saviour, would enable him to become a divine force among men. Christ, seeing into his character, loved him. Love for Christ was awakening in the ruler's heart; for love begets love. Jesus longed to see him a co-worker with Him. He longed to make him like Himself, a mirror in which the likeness of God would be reflected. He longed to develop the excellence of his character, and sanctify it to the Master's use. If the ruler had then given himself to Christ, he would have grown in the atmosphere of His presence. If he had made this choice, how different would have been his future!" (The Desire of Ages, page 519, paragraph 3.)(Note: the rich young ruler possessed qualifications which would enable him to become a divine force!)

    "Christ's true followers will represent Him in character. They will turn aside from worldly policy, and every day will train themselves for service in God's cause. In active service they find peace and hope, efficiency and power. They breathe the atmosphere of heaven, the only atmosphere in which the soul can truly live. By obedience they are made partakers of the divine nature. The doing of the living principles of God's law makes them one with Christ; and because He lives, they will live also. At the last day He will raise them as a part of himself. He declares, 'As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.' 'This is the will of Him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.' Christ became one with us in order that we might become one with Him in divinity." (Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, 06-18-1901, paragraph 7.) (Note: "one with Him in divinity"! )

    Ellen G. White says that Christ was not always God

    "The Scriptures clearly indicate the relation between God and Christ, and they bring to view as clearly the personality and individuality of each." "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." (Testimonies for the Church, Volume Eight, page 268, paragraphs 1 & 3.)

    "Jesus said, 'Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life.' He gave his life for the sheep. The only-begotten Son of God accepts all the liabilities that fall upon the transgressor of the law, vindicates its unchangeable and holy character. The death of Christ removes every argument that Satan could bring against the precepts of Jehovah. Satan has declared that men could not enter the kingdom of heaven unless the law was abolished and a way devised by which transgressors could be reinstated into the favor of God, and made heirs of heaven. He made the claim that the law must be changed, that the reins of government must be slackened in heaven, that sin must be tolerated, and sinners pitied and saved in their sins. But every such plea was cast aside when Christ died as a substitute for the sinner. He who was made (set-up/given authority) equal with God bore the sin of the transgressor, and thereby made a channel whereby the love of God could be communicated to a fallen world, and his grace and power imparted to those who came to Christ in penitence for their sin." (The Signs of the Times, 02-05-1894, paragraph 10.)

    Jesus Christ is fully human and fully divine by INHERITANCE from His Father - He inherited His Father's Godlike nature - just as we inherit our human parents nature/traits. We have seen that Ellen G. White says that Christ only had a "guise of humanity." We've also seen that Jesus' human nature/humanity/body is divine.   Heb 1-8 - God begat a Son - (one whom the Father SETUP or MADE a God from the beginning Micah 5:2) God the Father IS IMMORTAL - did not have to die for us? No, the Father of Jesus did not die - Christ died for us - he took our place - as THE ONLY being who could completely die the death we should have died. Also, we've seen that she says that we can become divine, and that we can be as divine as the man Jesus was! Also, she says that Christ was an angel, and was not always equal with God but was "made equal with God"! 

    “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
        though you are small among the clans[b] of Judah,
    out of you will come for me
        one who will be ruler over Israel,
    whose origins (beginnings) are from of old,
        from ancient times.”

    “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.