Sabbath


Revelation 7:2-3 ...'And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.' ... So, the servants of God receive a 'seal' in their foreheads.

"The Sabbath...is the sign of the power (character) of ChristDesire of Ages, p. 283.4.

"The Sabbath...is the sign of the POWER of Christ" Desire of Ages, p. 283.4.

"Having a form (a day=Sunday)of godliness, but denying the POWER thereof: from such turn away" 2 Timothy 3:5.

The Sabbath is the sign of the POWER of Christ... Christ the WISDOM and POWER of God.  "Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God" 1 Corinthians 1:24.


"Who are kept by the power (7th day Sabbath) of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time" 

1 Peter 1:5.


Romans 1:16
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power (7th day Sabbath) of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, then to the Greek.

Exodus 23:13
"Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth.

Sunday is the SIGN of another god.....the authority of another spirit, another Jesus, another gospel...from such turn away.

"The people of God know this to be the sign of the Son of man" The Great Controversy, p. 640.3 (Ellen G. White).

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

1 Corinthians 1:30
It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God: our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.

"On this path the Advent people were traveling to the City, which was at the farther end of the path" The Day-Star January 24, 1846 paragraph 1 (Ellen G. White).

Jesus Descends in Power and Glory
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Soon there appears in the east a small black cloud, about half the size of a man's hand. It is the cloud which surrounds the Saviour, and which seems in the distance to be shrouded in darkness. The people of God know this to be the sign of the Son of man. In solemn silence they gaze upon it as it draws nearer the earth, becoming lighter and more glorious, until it is a great white cloud, its base a glory like consuming fire, and above it the rainbow of the covenant. Jesus rides forth as a mighty conqueror. . . .The Great Controversy, p. 640.3 (Ellen G. White).


"Once the full dowry was received, the “marriage covenant” was well-established and the man and woman were, for all intents
and purposes, considered to be husband and wife. From that time forward the bride was declared consecrated, or sanctified; or “set apart” exclusively for her bridegroom" Sister Wives.

"And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made" Genesis 2:2-3.

The twin institutions, marriage between a man and woman and between Jesus and His inheritance, the covenant at creation between God and His people: 

The Covenant at Beersheba -Isaac's Prosperity 14for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him. 15Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth. 16Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are too powerful for us."…

"Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock" 
Genesis 21:28. Stands for the 144,000.

Genesis 21:27
Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.

Genesis 21:29
Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?"

Genesis 21:30
He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."

Genesis 26:15
Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth.

Genesis 31:48
Laban said, "This heap is a witness between you and me this day." Therefore it was named Galeed,

"I saw that we sensed and realized but little of the importance of the Sabbath, to what we yet should realize and know of its importance and glory. I saw we knew not what it was yet to ride upon the high places of the earth and to be fed with the heritage of Jacob. But when the refreshing and latter rain shall come from the presence of the Lord, and the glory of His power, we shall know what it is to be fed with the heritage of Jacob and ride upon the high places of the earth. Then shall we see the Sabbath more in its importance and glory. But [we] shall not see it in all its glory and importance until the covenant of peace is made with us at the voice of God, and the pearly gates of the New Jerusalem are thrown open and swing back on their glittering hinges, and the glad and joyful voice of the lovely Jesus is heard, richer than any music that ever fell on mortal ear, bidding us to enter, that we had a perfect right in the city for we had kept the commandments of God, and heaven, sweet heaven is our home for we have kept the commandments of God.glory. But [we] shall not see it in all its glory and importance until the covenant of peace is made with us at the voice of God, and the pearly gates of the New Jerusalem are thrown open and swing back on their glittering hinges, and the glad and joyful voice of the lovely Jesus is heard, richer than any music that ever fell on mortal ear, bidding us to enter, that we had a perfect right in the city for we had kept the commandments of God, and heaven, sweet heaven is our home for we have kept the commandments of God.Inline image 1
Dear Sister, after I came out of vision this world looked desolate to me, the views that God has given me have spoiled this world for me. Nothing here looks lovely. I rejoice with you that you have turned your back upon the world and are laying up for yourself a treasure in heaven, an enduring substance. Praise the Lord" Lt 3, 1851 (August 11, 1851) par. 4.
"In the beginning the Father AND THE SON had rested upon the Sabbath after their work of creation" Desire of Ages, p. 769.

"…The Sabbath is the seal, and the Holy Spirit is the sealer” James S. White, Advent Review, 1:57, September 1850.

With what is God's seal connected? "Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples." Isa. 8:16.

Is the Sabbath ever called a sign? "It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed." Ex. 31:17.

For what purpose is the Sabbath a sign? “Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.” Eze. 20:12.

On February 20, 2016, I walked down to the river about 100 feet from my home with two new books, and my Bible and sat beside the rivers edge. A beautiful crystal clear spring-fed river, enjoying a unusually warm 75 degree spring like day of Sabbath rest. Listening to the happy voices of my children floating to me on the warm breeze about 50-100 feet away from me. Feeling the warm heavenly sunshine on my face, after temperatures in the 30's!

I'd just received the two new books from Vern Bates called "Questions on the Sealing Message" by J. N. Loughborough, series no. 5., and  "Early S.D.A. Pamphlets" by Joseph Bates / et all. First I opened "Questions on the Sealing Message" and turned to page 11. The Second book "Early S.D.A. Pamphlets" fell open to page 36 automatically. Surprisingly, both pages were about the exact same topic! I had no idea, and had never read this before, then to have two books in a row say the same exact thing to me was more than coincidental. 

As I read, I began to read something I'd never read before! About how Ellen was given a vision that the Sabbath truth was the SEALING message and that James White was to begin a small paper that would grow until it filled the whole earth with its glorious message. 

Later that evening I received a call from Brother Ron Green, encouraging me to keep on keeping on sharing the light and truth I'm given through daily study of God's Word and through prayer. We talked for maybe 30-40 minutes about various topics, but Brother Green mentioned something about clouds. (clouds represent the 144,000 Jesus steps on after donning His robes of vengance)

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The WHITE CLOUD represents the 144,000 - King David's Throne that Christ reigns on for eternity. Listen to Elder Charles Fitch's sermon that he gave in 1843 here


Video sermon about "CLOUDS" by Stephen Bohr here: https://youtu.be/CNCW2iryhBI?t=2138

We all entered the cloud together, and were seven days ascending to the sea of glass.--EW 16 (1851).  

And as the chariot rolled upward, the wheels cried, "Holy," and the wings, as they moved, cried, "Holy," and the retinue of holy angels around the cloud cried, "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!" And the saints in the cloud cried, "Glory! Alleluia!"--EW 35 (1851).


 "Behold, He cometh with CLOUDS, and every eye shall see Him" -
Revelation 1:7.

     The CLOUDS of Heaven (Holy Angels) "brought" (carried) Jesus to the
     Ancient of Days (to GOD His Father - Daniel 7:13, 14.

1.  The Clouds of Heaven = the Chariots of GOD - Psalm 104:3. Chariots of God with whirring wheels..."As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel [wheel = lungs?]" Ezekiel 10:13 KJV. See the cross references and other translations here: http://biblehub.com/ezekiel/10-13.htm

At death the body returns to dust while the spirit is said to return to God who gave it.                        
(Silver cord = spine, golden bowl = skull, pitcher = heart,
wheel = lungs) (source: https://sabbathsermons.com/2009/08/30/the-state-of-the-dead/)

Ezekiel 10:2
And He spoke to the man clothed in linen and said, "Enter between the whirling wheels under the cherubim and fill your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim and scatter them over the city." And he entered in my sight.

Ezekiel 10:12
Their whole body, their backs, their hands, their wings and the wheels were full of eyes all around, the wheels belonging to all four of them.

Ezekiel 10:14
And each one had four faces. The first face was the face of a cherub, the second face was the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

2.  The Chariots of GOD = "Twenty Thousand, even many Thousands of angels -
      Psalm 68:17 (Margin), therefore:

3.  The CLOUDS of Heaven = many Thousands of angels as they transport Jesus.
     Example:  Revelation 14:14, 16.

"Seventh-day Adventists, who believe in the restoration of the gifts, are often branded as spiritualists" Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1, p. 421.4 (Ellen G. White).

"The woman is a symbol of the church, and the remnant of the (SDA) church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent. The dragon makes war on these for keeping the commandments of God, Sabbath and all, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ, which, according to the inspired definition of (Rev.) chapter 19:10, “is the spirit of prophecy.” Here, then, are the causes of the dragon's warfare upon the remnantThey teach the observance of the Ten Commandments, and the revival of the gifts, and acknowledge the gift of prophecy among themWhen the devil got one foot upon the fourth commandment, and the other upon the gifts planted in the Christian church by Jesus Christthen his satanic majesty was filled with revengeful delightBut when the remnant (a part of the 144,000 from the SDA movement and the world), whom God designs to fit for translation to heaven without seeing (the second) death, “ask for the old paths (Three Angel's "Anti-Pope" Messages with is the 1841-1846 historical truths), where is the good way, and walk therein,” then the dragon is wroth, and makes war on them" Spiritual Gifts, vol. 3, p. 26.2 (Ellen G. White).

"Pentecost brought them the heavenly illumination. The truths they could not understand while Christ was with them were now unfolded. With a faith and assurance that they had never before known, they accepted the teachings of the Sacred Word. No longer was it a matter of faith with them that Christ was the Son of God. They knew that, although clothed with humanity, He was indeedthe Messiah, and they told their experience to the world with a confidence which carried with it the conviction that God was with them.The Acts of the Apostles, p. 45.3

"But the Seventh-day Adventists have no human creed or discipline, therefore give room for God to teach through the gifts of the Spirit. They ardently desire to cast aside the traditions and fables of men, and keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ. Their weekly practice in keeping the Sabbath is a standing rebuke on the churches and the world, and on almost every point of Bible 'truth they stand in direct opposition to the popular doctrines of the churches. And, besides this, there has been an unceasing testimony among us, warning us to stand out separate from the world." James White, Review & Herald, October 1, 1861

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

"The woman is a symbol of the church, and the remnant of the (SDA) church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent. The dragon makes war on these for keeping the commandments of God, Sabbath and all, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ, which, according to the inspired definition of (Rev.) chapter 19:10, “is the spirit of prophecy.” Here, then, are the causes of the dragon's warfare upon the remnantThey teach the observance of the Ten Commandments, and the revival of the gifts, and acknowledge the gift of prophecy among themWhen the devil got one foot upon the fourth commandment, and the other upon the gifts planted in the Christian church by Jesus Christthen his satanic majesty was filled with revengeful delightBut when the remnant (a part of the 144,000 from the SDA movement and the world), whom God designs to fit for translation to heaven without seeing (the second) death, “ask for the old paths (Three Angel's "Anti-Pope" Messages with is the 1841-1846 historical truths), where is the good way, and walk therein,” then the dragon is wroth, and makes war on them" Spiritual Gifts, vol. 3, p. 26.2 (Ellen G. White).

"Pentecost brought them the heavenly illumination. The truths they could not understand while Christ was with them were now unfolded. With a faith and assurance that they had never before known, they accepted the teachings of the Sacred Word. No longer was it a matter of faith with them that Christ was the Son of God. They knew that, although clothed with humanity, He was indeed the Messiah, and they told their experience to the world with a confidence which carried with it the conviction that God was with them.The Acts of the Apostles, p. 45.3


After Brother Green hung up, I began thinking of what I'd read earlier in the day about the 7th day Sabbath being the "sealing" message, by the river in these two amazing books. It became plain to my mind almost instantly what I'd read earlier and from my 7 years of intense study. It came together in my mind in an instant realization:

(Psalm 68:24 “Your PROCESSION, God, has come into view (October 22, 1844), the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.” 

The procession of my God and King into the Sanctuary of the Sabbath truth, the 7th day Sabbath:














James White is depicted writing the first Sabbath Present Truth article. The message of the 144,000, the Bride of Christ for the world! Read it here.

Seal of GodRevelation 7:2-3 ...'And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.' ... So, the servants of God receive a 'seal' in their foreheads.

I can see in my minds eye, the small dark cloud half the size of a man's hand way off in the distance, the past, the hand of James White, following the direction of the vision given to his wife on November 18, 1848 telling him to begin to write a little paper that would grow until it's message filled the whole earth. James White's hand, half the size represents the hand of God and a man's hand combined in efforts to reveal to the world that the 7th day Sabbath is the SIGN of Jesus 2nd Coming, half the size of a man's hand in the Eastern Sky! I can hear the sound of the latter rain, the loud cry getting louder and louder! It shocked me. 

From a small beginning in the eastern part of the united States of America, the Seventh Day Adventist denomination has spread world-wide, now numbering about 18 million members, and has a very extended literature in many languages.

The small dark cloud, a cloud dark and heavy with the latter rain, the testing perfecting messages, the old Adventist landmarks, the old Adventist doctrines are being poured out upon those who are ready to receive the Loud Cry and be sanctified through obedience to the old landmarks of Adventism.

It arose in the EAST (a vision by Ellen White on Nov 18, 1848 and a Third Angel's Message Chart by Otis Nichols in 1850 and a paper by James White in 1850)...It arose there in the eastat a conference of rather limited attendance held at the Otis Nichols (the man who made the 1850 SDA CHART!) home in Dorchester, Massachusetts, When that truth (7th day Sabbath) arose, there was but little light in it, but it has been increasing.----- O the power of these rays!

"And I saw a flaming cloud come where Jesus stood. Then Jesus . . . took His place on the cloud which carried Him to the East, where it first appeared to the saints on earth--a small black cloud which was the sign of the Son of man. While the cloud was passing from the Holiest to the East, which took a number of days, the synagogue of Satan worshipped at the saints' feet."  {Mar 287.8}
 
And from another place. 
 
"And I saw a flaming cloud come where Jesus stood and he laid off his priestly garment and put on his kingly robe, took his place on the cloud which carried him to the east where it first appeared to the saints on earth, a small black cloud, which was the sign of the Son of Man. While the cloud was passing from the Holiest to the east which took a number of days, the Synagogue of Satan worshiped at the saints feet." Ellen G. Harmon  {DS, March 14, 1846 par. 2}

Zech. 10:1—“Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.”

What shocked me is that the small dark cloud was HERE already after 168 years, large and bright with the glory of God that has arisen upon His people. I was seeing into the far distance, the past, the small dark cloud, half the size of a man's hand. But the realization was shocking to me that this small dark cloud had grown so large and bright with fire and this made me realize fully that we are SO very close to the time Jesus is to come back. That the brightness of His glory has already RISEN upon us, the 144,000 per Isaiah 60:1.

The Sabbath Message practiced in His People represents the small dark cloud, half the size of a man's hand that grows until His people become perfected, sanctified and blessed because they join the banquet feast of truth on each 7th day Sabbath. This is the rock, that smashes the Sunday law and the other false doctrines that the image of the beast teaches.

See another picture of this here.



Message of the 144,000: The rock hitting the image of Daniel 2:35;45 is the 7th day Sabbath, the Third Angel's message found in Rev 14:9-12, the 144,000's message that started Nov 18, 1848 representing the small dark cloud in the East (Dorchester MA) in the home of Otis Nichols (the man who made the 1850 chart: 1850 chart poster: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Ff6LGwUlCSRkVtNVlDbnFPeEk/view?usp=sharing). Ellen White had vision that day, saying the 7th day Sabbath is the sealing message of God's people, that her husband was to begin to write a little paper (https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B2Ff6LGwUlCScHdhMHRhQ2pJb1E) and it would grow until it fills the whole earth. More here:https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/sabbath

“A chronological chart of the visions of Daniel and John, calculated to illustrate clearly the present truth, is now being lithographed under the care of Brother Otis Nichols, of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Those who teach the present truth will be greatly aided by it. Further notice of the chart will be given hereafter.” – Arthur L. White quoting Ellen G. White – the Early Years, vol. 1, p. 185.

“Are you missionaries in your neighborhoods, and in your own families? Are you seeking to have a deep work of reformation going forward where you are best known? Is your life such as to give you influence at home with your families and workmen? You can hang up the charts, and show them the truth, as it is there illustratedYou can teach them, if you have a mind thus to do, by explaining prophetic history, and tracing down prophecies, that the end of all things is at hand. You can impress them with the sacredness of the law of God, and show them its claims upon them”  RH, March 29, 1870 par. 14.

“My husband had taken hold of the book matter at Battle Creek, and a noble example had been set by that church. At the meeting at Fairplains he presented the matter of placing in the hands of all who were not able to purchase, such works as Spiritual Gifts, Appeal to Mothers, How to Live, Appeal to Youth, Sabbath Readings, and the chartswith Key of Explanation. The plan met with general approval. But of this important work I will speak in another place.”   {1T 666.2}  (Experiences from December 23, 1867 to February 1, 1868)

You can get the 1843 and 1850 charts from Rich Thomason sabbathkeeper99@hotmail.com or cell: 253-732-4699

See Video: https://youtu.be/eHO-6VwWSh0

see a picture of this 7th Day Sabbath lived out in their lives = they become the City of truth, the City of God = those who by faith enter the Most Holy Place, the Chuppa, the Bridal chamber of Christ and His Bride, the 7th day Sabbath message, the feast of the 5 wise virgins who JOIN the wedding party that is already going by on it's way into the banquet feast of truth, the 7th day Sabbath: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Ff6LGwUlCSdUZoTG5qNzJ1SjQ/view?usp=sharing

1843 chart poster: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Ff6LGwUlCSWW8zWUVzZE9vWUU/view?usp=sharing

1850 chart poster: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Ff6LGwUlCSRkVtNVlDbnFPeEk/view?usp=sharing

Message of the 144,000 link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Ff6LGwUlCSQnFrZXZjS3ZIZzg/view?usp=sharing



ONLY those who obey the third angel’s message and go out (separate) of all false doctrines (Rev 18:4, Matthew 25:6, Revelation 14:9-12) will be allowed to help give the loud cry:

 

“Isaiah 60:1: Arise, shine; for thy light (SIGN, MARK, SEAL, STAMP) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee” Isaiah 60:1. TO THOSE WHO GO OUT (of 501c3 church denominations) TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN" Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3 (Ellen G. White).


"Only the cases of the professed people of God are considered at the investigative judgment" {GC 480.1}.


Ellen White said there was in 1863 ONLY ONE CHURCH who was doing truth AT THAT TIME.

"There is but one church (SDA movement) in the world who are at the present time (1893) standing in the breach and making up the hedge, building up the old waste places" The Review and Herald September 5, 1893 paragraph 8 (Ellen G. White)


There is only one church that has received "light from heaven" since 1844 and has now rejected that light

Learn how the modern 501c3 SDA church has rejected this light here and here.

Information about Rosswell F. Cottrell

“Rosswell F. Cottrell (1814-1892) He was a poet, especially noted as a hymn writer . . . He is better known for such hymns as "The Wonders of Redeeming Love," and was an effective force as a writer and counselor . . .. Soon after founding of the "Youth's Instructor," Cottrell wrote a series of Sabbath school lessons on the law of God (August 1854 - January 1855), and then on the faith of Jesus . . . And the third [angel's] message is a "separating message" involving the commandments of the Beast versus the commandments of God.” Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, Volume 4, page 1090. See also SDA Encyclopedia, p.354.


EGW: In these things I saw great danger; for if the mind is filled with other things, present truth is shut out, and there is no place in our foreheads for the seal of the living God. This seal is the Sabbath. To Those who are receiving the seal of the living God. —January 31, 1849, paragraph 11.

EGW: “To the church of God who keeps the Sabbath—the seal of the living God.” [Used as a closing sentence.] —Ms 3, 1849, p. 2. (To Brethren and Sisters, January 18, 1849.) {5MR 200.1}

EGW: "Those who would have the seal of God in their foreheads must keep the Sabbath of the fourth commandment." —7BC 970 (1899).

EGW: "The sign, or seal, of God is revealed in the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath, the Lord's memorial of creation . . . . The mark of the beast is the opposite of this--the observance of the first day of the week." —8T 117 (1904)

EGW: “In Revelation 13 this subject is plainly presented. [Rev. 13:11-17 quoted]. This is the test that the people of God must have before they are sealed. All who prove their loyalty to God by observing His law, and refusing to accept a spurious sabbath, will rank under the banner of the Lord God Jehovah, and will receive the seal of the living God. Those who yield the truth of heavenly origin, and accept the Sunday sabbath, will receive the mark of the beast. What need will there be of the solemn warning not to receive the mark of the beast, when all the saints of God are sealed and ticketed for the New Jerusalem? "O consistency, thou art a jewel!" —Letter 11, 1890 - MR. 1140, 15.3.

EGW: "I saw that God had not changed the Sabbath, for He never changes. But the Pope had changed it from the seventh to the first day of the week: for he was to change time and laws." A Word to the Little Flock, "A Vision, April 7, 1847", p. 18.

EGW: "In a view given June 27, 1850, My accompanying angel said, "Time is almost finished. ..."The Pope had changed the day of rest from the seventh to the first day of the week." Early Writings, "Mark of the Beast", p. 65.

EGW: I saw all that "would not receive the mark of the Beast, and of his Image, in their foreheads or in their hands," could not buy or sell.[ O REV. 13: 15--17.] I saw that the number (666) of the Image Beast was made up;[ P REV. 13: 18.] and that it was the Beast that changed the Sabbath, and the Image Beast had followed on after, and kept the Pope's, and not God's Sabbath. And all we were required to do, was to give up God's Sabbath, and keep the Pope's, and then we should have the mark of the Beast, and of his image. A Word to the Little Flock, page 19, paragraph 1, April 7, 1847.

"While writing the manuscript of 'Great Controversy,' I was often conscious of the presence of the angels of God. And many times the scenes about which I was writing were presented to me anew in visions of the night, so that they were fresh and vivid in my mind." —E. G. White letter 56, 1911. The Ellen G. White Writings, pp. 191, 192.

 “God gave me the light contained in Great Controversy and Patriarchs and Prophets, and this light was needed to arouse the people to prepare for the great day of God, which is just before us. These books contain God's direct appeal to the people. Thus He is speaking to the people in stirring words, urging them to make ready for His coming. The light God has given in these books should not be concealed.” MS 23, 1890.


"Regarding the testimonies, nothing is ignored; nothing is cast aside; but time and place must be consideredSelected Messages Book 1, p. 57.2 (Ellen G. White).

"I was pointed to those who claim (professed/say Rev 2:9; 3:9) to be Adventists, but who reject the present truth (truths given in 1841, '42, '43 and 1844 (15MR Ltr 75 1905)), and saw that they were crumbling and that the hand of the Lord was in their midst to divide and scatter them now in the gathering time, so that the precious jewels among them, who have formerly been deceived, may have their eyes opened to see their true state. And now when the truth is presented to them by the Lord's messengers, they are prepared to listen, and see its beauty and harmony, and to leave their former associates and errors, embrace the precious truth (truths given in 1841, '42, '43 and 1844 (15MR Ltr 75 1905)and stand where they can define their position" EW 69.2.

Prophecy states the 9th hour church would fall and a "remnant of her seed" would take her place and finish the work. The Parable of the Ten Virgins predicts this event. (Today, the experience of the SDA pioneers is being repeated, only as a coming out of the corrupted changed religion of the modern SDA 501c3 church denomination and IS THE FINAL WARNING message (latter rain) of Revelation 18!) 

Labourers Qualified by the Holy Spirit

"WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST”  Lt 66, 1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18 - EGW.

"In the last solemn work few great men will be engaged. . . . God will work a work in our day that but few anticipate. He will raise up and exalt among us those who are taught rather by the unction of His Spirit than by the outward training of scientific institutions. These facilities are not to be despised or condemned; they are ordained of God, but they can furnish only the exterior qualifications. God will manifest that He is not dependent on learned, self-important mortals"--5T 80, 82 (1882).

"To souls that are earnestly seeking for light and that accept with gladness every ray of divine illumination  from His holy Word, to such alone light will be given. It is through these souls that God will reveal that light and power which will lighten the whole earth with His glory"--5T 729 (1889).

"It is discipline of spirit, cleanness of heart and thought that is needed. This is of more value than brilliant talent, tact, or knowledge. An ordinary mind, trained to obey a "Thus saith the Lord," is better qualified for God's work than are those who have capabilities but do not employ them rightly"--RH Nov. 27, 1900.

"The labourers will be qualified rather by the unction of His Spirit than by the training of literary institutions. Men of faith and prayer will be constrained to go forth with holy zeal, declaring the words which God gives them"--GC 606 (1911).

Unction definition: "the action of anointing someone with oil or ointment as a religious rite or as a symbol of investiture as a monarch"
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Only 5 wise virgins have the oil (Spirit
of Christ) and study and live the Bible truths (lamp). These JUMP up (wake up to the late hour we are in = Christ is about to return! PRAISE GOD!) when they HEAR the glad and happy wedding party procession GOING BY and trim their lamps (study like no one has before and put what they learn into practice Bible/SOP truths) quickly. 

Five foolish virgins beg the five wise for oil/character (Life of Christ), but they cannot sell character (oil/Life of Christ=quickened Holy Spirit of Christ = pure unadulterated truth) and they go off to buy it and return to late to the Royal banquet house that has the feast of truth going on inside. Five foolish virgins who professed/knew/claimed truth but did not put it into practice (See examples here) bang on the door of the Royal Father's house, the City of God, the City of truth, the New Jerusalem that has come down from Heaven, the great mountain of truth (with special focus on the 7th Day Sabbath message - Download James White's Present Truth paper here) that grows and fills the whole earth, and are refused entrance by Christ because He knows them not. 


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1 Timothy 3:16
Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

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 2:14
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death--that is, the devil--

Hebrews 9:26
Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.

1 Peter 1:2
who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

Revelation 13:8
All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the Lamb's book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

Matthew 25:34
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

Acts 2:23
This man was handed over to you by God's deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.

Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

Ephesians 1:4
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

Leviticus 19:2
"Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: 'Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

Leviticus 20:7
"'Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God.

2 Samuel 22:24
I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.

Matthew 25:34
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

Acts 13:48
When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:15
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Ephesians 4:16
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Ephesians 5:2
and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:27
and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

Colossians 1:22
But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation--

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.

2 Timothy 1:9
He has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

1 Peter 1:20
He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.

"In the balances of the sanctuary the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to be weighed. She will be judged by the privileges and advantages that she has had. If her spiritual experience does not correspond to the advantages that Christ, at infinite cost, has bestowed on her, if the blessings conferred have not qualified her to do the work entrusted to her, on her will be pronounced the sentence: "Found wanting." By the light bestowed, the opportunities given, will she be judged" {LDE 59.3}.


The small dark cloud, half the size of a man's hand in the East represented the sealing message of the Sabbath, that was given in vision to Sister White on November 18, 1848. The "half the size of a man's hand" represents the blending of Divinity with Humanity's efforts to save the world in presenting the Sabbath message through the hand of James White writing the Present Truth paper about the sealing message. This was the small beginning in the East, in Dorchester, near Boston, Massachusetts, on November 18, 1848 in a meeting held at the home of Brother Otis Nichols, the man who made the 1850 third angel's chart! 1850 chart poster: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Ff6LGwUlCSRkVtNVlDbnFPeEk/view?usp=sharing

“Isaiah 60:1: Arise, shine; for thy light (Third Angel's Message Rev 14:9-12 = 7th Day Sabbath "more fully" EW33.2; "when the degree (Sunday law) goes forth, their character will remain pure and spotless for ETERNITY" 5T216.) 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.

  • God himself has been choosing a Bride for His Son from among the common people aka the "Investigative Judgement"! Similar to Queen Esther being chosen/investigated to replace Queen Vashti.
  • "Only the cases of the professed people of God are considered at the investigative judgment" {GC 480.1}.

The sealing message is the Third Angel’s “Antipope” sundown to sundown Sabbath Message found in Revelation 14:6-12; this sealing message of the 7th day Sabbath  found in the 4th Commandment is in the hand of the THIRD ANGEL to put a MARK, a SEAL, a STAMP, a SIGN, a signet ring of authority upon the hand of His 144,000 Brides and repeated in the 1st Angel’s Message “worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” Rev. 14:7. 


   The 7th Day Sabbath, the 4th Commandment that begins with "REMEMBER"; from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday is a SIGN, SEAL, STAMP, MARK of Christ’s power (the Spirit of Christ in us = His character in us) and authority (to rule the nations is given/symbolized as a signet ring upon the hand of the Bride of Christ, the 144,000) 


"The Sabbath is a sign of Christ’s power and authority" DA283.4.

God's people are sanctified, healed from sin by observing, obeying especially the 4th Commandment. The Sabbath was MADE FOR MAN and not man for the Sabbath. Mark 2:27-28.

The Commandment that has been trodden under foot WILL BE EXALTED. The TRUTH is the SEAL and that is why it is last. See Early S.D.A Pamphlets by Joseph Bates / et al P. 36. 

"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father (1 Cor 8:6) in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him" John 4:23.

Invite the Spirit of Jesus into your body because Jesus IS the Spirit of Truth. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" John 14:6.

It arose in the EAST (a vision by Ellen White on Nov 18, 1848 and a Third Angel's Message Chart by Otis Nichols in 1850 and a paper by James White in 1850)...It arose there in the eastat a conference of rather limited attendance held at the Otis Nichols (the man who made the 1850 SDA CHART!) home in Dorchester, Massachusetts, When that truth (7th day Sabbath) arose, there was but little light in it, but it has been increasing.----- O the power of these rays!


Revelation 12:14
The woman was given the two wings (two charts 1843 and 1850 charts = foundation of Adventism) of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach.

The two charts 1843 and 1850 prophecy charts shown below are the two WINGS (2 charts of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th angels messages) that were given to the Ten Virgins/Adventists to nourish and feed God's people while they were wandering in the wilderness (for 171 years now) from October 22, 1844, going into the promised land, the Heavenly Canaan, into the Sanctuary - the marriage covenant, into the bridal chamber and the gospel feast of the Bread of Life, by claiming the Bible verse promises, the victory of Christ as their own into the protection of Christ and His angels...by claiming the precious Bible promises as our very own! 

  • The 144,000 are those who live and give the Three Angel's "Anti-Pope Doctrine" Messages, found in Rev 14:6-12 also known as the two table spoken of in Habakkuk 2:2, the two charts, the 1843 and 1850 charts, the two breasts that feed and nourish the 144,000; the two wings that shelter God's people from the raging storm like a Mother Hen shelters her chicks with her wings. These two charts are also the two wings that cause the 144,000 to sour like a eagle in the truth of the Lord Jesus.
  • Keep the 7th day Sabbath of the Lord (Exodus 20:8-11) 
  • Have the testimony of Jesus from 1844 until probation closes for the world
    • "Those (of the 144,000) who had died in faith under the third angel's message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that God was to make with those who had kept His law (15 days prior to Christ's coming and at the start of the 7th plague - the 7th plague lasts 15 days)Early Writings, p. 285.1Click here to earn more
    • The 144,000 have the gifts restored in them through the indwelling of the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit. "We WANT the HOLY SPIRIT, which IS Jesus ChristLt 66, 1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18 (Ellen White). "It is not safe to catch the Spirit of ANOTHER" other than the Spirit of Christ, Ellen White warns in Lt 66. "To live for self is to perish. Covetousness, the desire of benefit for self’s sake, cuts the soul off from life. It is the spirit of Satan to get, to draw to self. It is the spirit of Christ to give, to sacrifice self for the good of others" {OHC 287.3}.
    • Christ covers His people with a cloud by day and pillar of fire by night in these last days. This covering is a cover of the doctrines of Christ lived out in our daily lives. 
    • These four angel's messages are found today in Rev 14:6-14. 
    • The fourth angel joins the Third Angel at just the right time with the message of the additional mention of the corruptions that have been entering the SDA churches since 1844.
    • God himself has been choosing a Bride for His Son from among the common people aka the "Investigative Judgement"! Similar to Queen Esther being chosen/investigated to replace Queen Vashti.
    • "only the cases of the professed people of God are considered at the investigative judgment" {GC 480.1}.

     Other names for the 144,000, the Bride of Christ who is chosen by God Himself for His only Son to be the Lamb's wife for ETERNITY during the "Investigative Judgement" like Queen Esther was chosen.
    1. 144,000
    2. Great White Cloud of Witnesses = The Harvest of the Earth 14 I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one "like a son of man" with a crown of gold ...Rev 14:14; Daniel 7:13; Revelation 6:2.
    3. Bride of Christ
    4. Lamb's wife
    5. The Whirling Wheels “I heard the wheels being called "the whirling wheels" Ezekiel 10:13. The 144,000 are the chariot throne of the King of the universe. 
    6. Zion
    7. Mount Zion "Isaiah 24:23 "The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders--with great glory.
    8. Elect of God
    9. Jeremiah 3:17 "At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the LORD, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the LORD. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts".
    10. New Jerusalem
    11. City of God
    12. City of Truth
    13. Remnant
    14. Second Eve
    15. Mother of God's Children
    16. Church Triumphant
    17. Express image of Christ
    18. Vegans = "Our habits of eating and drinking show whether we are of the world or among the number (144k) that the Lord by his mighty cleaver of truth has separated from the world"—Tem­perance, p. 141.

     "Behold, He cometh with CLOUDS, and every eye shall see Him" -
    Revelation 1:7.

         The CLOUDS of Heaven (Holy Angels) "brought" (carried) Jesus to the
         Ancient of Days (to GOD His Father - Daniel 7:13, 14.

    1.  The Clouds of Heaven = the Chariots of GOD - Psalm 104:3.

    2.  The Chariots of GOD = "Twenty Thousand, even many Thousands of angels -
          Psalm 68:17 (Margin), therefore:

    3.  The CLOUDS of Heaven = many Thousands of angels as they transport Jesus.
         Example:  Revelation 14:14, 16.

    John 3:13
    No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man.

    Ephesians 4:8
    This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people."

    Revelation 19:12
    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.

    Exodus 15:10
    But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.

    Job 26:8
    He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.

    Job 38:4
    "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

    Job 38:8
    "Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,

    Job 38:9
    when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,

    Psalm 24:2
    for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.

    Psalm 68:18
    When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts from people, even from the rebellious-- that you, LORD God, might dwell there.

    Psalm 135:7
    He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

    Isaiah 45:18
    For this is what the LORD says-- he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited-- he says: "I am the LORD, and there is no other.

    "Seventh-day Adventists, who believe in the restoration of the gifts, are often branded as spiritualists" Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1, p. 421.4 (Ellen G. White).

    "But the Seventh-day Adventists have no human creed or discipline,therefore give room for God to teach through the gifts of the Spirit. They ardently desire to cast aside the traditions and fables of men, and keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ. Their weekly practice in keeping the Sabbath is a standing rebuke on the churches and the world, and on almost every point of Bible 'truth they stand in direct opposition to the popular doctrines of the churches. And, besides this, there has been an unceasing testimony among us, warning us to stand out separate from the world." James White, Review & Herald, October 1, 1861

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

    "The woman is a symbol of the church, and the remnant of the (SDA) church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent. The dragon makes war on these for keeping the commandments of God, Sabbath and all, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ, which, according to the inspired definition of (Rev.) chapter 19:10, “is the spirit of prophecy.” Here, then, are the causes of the dragon's warfare upon the remnantThey teach the observance of the Ten Commandments, and the revival of the gifts, and acknowledge the gift of prophecy among themWhen the devil got one foot upon the fourth commandment, and the other upon the gifts planted in the Christian church by Jesus Christthen his satanic majesty was filled with revengeful delightBut when the remnant (a part of the 144,000 from the SDA movement and the world), whom God designs to fit for translation to heaven without seeing (the second) death, “ask for the old paths (Three Angel's "Anti-Pope" Messages with is the 1841-1846 historical truths), where is the good way, and walk therein,” then the dragon is wroth, and makes war on them" Spiritual Gifts, vol. 3, p. 26.2 (Ellen G. White).

    "Pentecost brought them the heavenly illumination. The truths they could not understand while Christ was with them were now unfolded. With a faith and assurance that they had never before known, they accepted the teachings of the Sacred Word. No longer was it a matter of faith with them that Christ was the Son of God. They knew that, although clothed with humanity, He was indeed the Messiah, and they told their experience to the world with a confidence which carried with it the conviction that God was with them.The Acts of the Apostles, p. 45.3

See more below about the Sabbath truth that was GIVEN as a SEAL to God's people - stating in a vision given to Ellen White, that her husband should write a paper - HIS HAND, the size of a man's hand, in the East (Dorchester Massachusetts) should start a little paper:

Ellen White later wrote about the sequel to the vision:

After coming out of vision (Nov 18, 1948 at the home of Otis Nichols who made the 1850 chart), I said to my husband: “I have a message for you. You must begin to print a little paper and send it out to the people. (Present Truth Vol 1Let it be small at first; but as the people read, they will send you means with which to print, and it will be a success from the first. From this small beginning it was shown to me to be like streams of light that went clear round the world.”—Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, 125; ELLEN G. WHITE: THE EARLY YEARS: 1827-1862 (VOL. 1), PAGE 150.


"From this small beginning"...


"Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase" Job 8:7.


"For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice" Zechariah 4:10. 


Read more about the small dark cloud and cross references; and about the concave, bent hand representing a small dark cloud the size of a man's hand filled with the latter rain, the loud cry the Third Angel's anti-pope 7th day Sabbath message (Rev 14:9-12; Ex 20:8-11): biblehub.com/1_kings/18-44.htm

Ezekiel 10:8 KJV "And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings". Learn more about the 144,000:

https://sites.google.com/site/howtoperformmiracles/sabbath/pioneers/144000


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The angels are holding the four winds.----- It is God that restrains the powers.----- The angels have not let go, for the saints are not all sealed....----- When Michael stands up, this trouble will be all over the earth. Why,----- they are just ready to blow.-----There's a check put on because the saints are not sealed (7th day Sabbath obedience is the Sealing message when practiced). Yea, publish the things thou hast seen and heard, and the blessing of God will attend.----- Look ye!----- That rising is in strength and grows brighter and brighter” The Publishing Ministry, p. 15.6 (Ellen G. White).


ONLY those who obey the third angel’s message and go out (separate) of all false doctrines (Rev 18:4, Matthew 25:6, Revelation 14:9-12) will be allowed to help give the loud cry:


NOTICE JAMES WHITE'S HAND IN THE ABOVE PICTURE. His hand is the size of a man's hand, like the hollow of a man's hand bent, concave side down most!  the small dark cloud, the sign of Jesus 2nd
coming!; (filled with rain=latter rain/loud cry) message, the small dark cloud rising from the east to fill the whole world with truth. A little cloud, "kekaph ish" 'like the hollow of a man's hand;' in the form of a hand bent, concave side down most. See Job 8:7 and Zechariah 4:10.

The Elijah Message is the Third Angel's Message: "And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud (clouds represent angels) out of the sea (sea = people), like a man's hand (the hand of James White writing the little paper about the Sabbath click here to read it). And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain (latter rain = 7th Day Sabbath truth =Third Angel's Message = Rev. 14:9-12) stop thee not" 1 Kings 18:44

Notice the chapter and verse here is 1844? The year Christ moved from the Holy Place into the Most Holy Place? We are to follow Him into the body house of His Father, pure unadulterated truth.

Coincidental? There are too many things about this verse to be coincidental.

Ellen White later wrote about the sequel to the vision:

After coming out of vision, I said to my husband: “I have a message for you. You must begin to print a little paper and send it out to the people. (Present Truth Vol 1) Let it be small at first; but as the people read, they will send you means with which to print, and it will be a success from the first. From this small beginning it was shown to me to be like streams of light that went clear round the world.”—Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, 125; ELLEN G. WHITE: THE EARLY YEARS: 1827-1862 (VOL. 1), PAGE 150.

Luke 12:54 and 1 Kings 18:43! Notice what 1 Kings 18:43 SAYS! Keep in mind the SDA Pioneers great disappointment on the morning of Oct 22, 1844. Also remember they had thought it was 1843 that Jesus was supposed to come...but because of the miscalculation of a 1 instead of a 0 when calculating the date of the return of Christ to 1843 instead of 1844. It was the EVENT they had wrong, NOT the date of Oct 22, 1844 per the 1843 and 1850 charts. The EVENT was the coming of Christ into the Most Holy Place IN HEAVEN, the body of His Father and God per John 14:20.

Ten Reasons Why the Sabbath is Not Jewish

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1) Adam and Eve were not Jewish. “God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it” (Genesis 2:3) before sin entered. “Sanctified” means “to be set apart for holy use.” The only ones in the Garden of Eden for whom the Sabbath was “set apart” were Adam and Eve, who weren’t Jewish.

2) “The Sabbath was made for man.” Mark 2:27. Jesus said this. It was “made” in the Garden of Eden before it was “written” down on Mount Sinai. The Sabbath was “made” for “man,” not just Jews.

3) The other nine commandments are not “just for Jews.” God wrote “Ten Commandments” on stone, not just nine (See Deut. 4:12, 13; Ex. 20). Does “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” and “Do not bear false witness” apply only to Jews?

4) “The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.” Exodus 20:10. God calls the Sabbath, “my holy day.” Isaiah 58:13. The Bible never calls it “the Sabbath of the Jews.” It isn’t their Sabbath, but God’s.

5) The Sabbath commandment is for the “stranger” too. The fourth commandment itself says the “stranger” is to rest on the Sabbath. Exodus 20:10. “Strangers” are non-Jews, or Gentiles. Thus the Sabbath applies to them too. Read also Isaiah 56:6.

6) Isaiah said Gentiles should keep the Sabbath. “Also the sons of the stranger … every one that keeps the Sabbath … for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people .” Isaiah 56:6, 7. Thus the Sabbath is for Gentiles and “all people,” not just for Jews.

7) “All” mankind will keep the Sabbath in the New Earth. In “the new earth … from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says the Lord.” Isaiah 66:22, 23. Here God says that “all flesh” we will be keeping the Sabbath in “the new earth.” If this is the case – and it is – shouldn’t we start now?

8) Gentiles kept the Sabbath in the Book of Acts. “The Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath … Paul and Barnabas … persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.”‘ Acts 13:42, 43. Here saved-by-grace Gentiles kept the Sabbath (see also verse 44).

9) “The law” [of Ten Commandments] is for “all the world,” not just for Jews. Paul wrote these words. Read Romans 2:17-23; 3:19, 23.

10) Luke was a Gentile who kept the Sabbath. Luke was the only Gentile who wrote any New Testament books (he wrote The Gospel According to St. Luke and The Acts of the Apostles). Luke traveled with Paul and wrote, “On the Sabbath we went out of the city by a river side.” Acts 16:13. It was the seventh-day Sabbath, the memorial of the creation (see Ex. 20:11). Both Luke and Paul knew it.

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