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Shocking Warnings Unheeded by His "professed" People

"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

The 144,00 (a literal number) will gather strength from obeying the testing and perfecting messages from 1844 until probation closes for the world and the 7 last plagues began to fall! These 144,000 brides of Christ like the 12 apostles ignite the fire about her husband Christ and will convert many people in a single day.  To learn more about the 144,000 click here.

"Everyone who claims to be a servant of God is called to do his service as if each day might be the last." RH November 27, 1900, par. 3

"Satan has laid every measure possible that nothing shall come among us as a people to reprove and rebuke us, and exhort us to put away our errors." TM 411.1.

"The worst enemies we have are those who are trying to destroy the influence of the watchmen upon the walls of Zion." 5T 294.


The disciples (and all the followers of Jesus when He dwelt among men) would never have come to Jesus had they listened to the leaders of the professed people of God. They would have stayed away and denounced Him as an imposter. (See The Desire of Ages, 213.) "He who had come to break the power of Satan would be denounced as Beelzebub." The Desire of Ages, 111. The leaders of God’s chosen professed people became the instruments of Satan. (See The Desire of Ages, 36, 206.) They tried, by every means in their power, to keep God’s professed people from the only means of salvation. But to hate Christ was to love death. (Proverbs 8:36.)

Put on Christ's Righteousness by Faith: "Lord Jesus, I claim your very own life of victory over all sin as my own, a gift from God, and for every child of God, in your name, Amen."

"God’s people are to be channels for the outworking of the highest influence in the universe. In Zechariah’s vision the two olive trees which stand before God are represented as emptying the golden oil out of themselves through golden tubes into the bowl of the sanctuary. From this the lamps of the sanctuary are fed, that they may give a continuous bright and shining light. So from the anointed ones that stand in God’s presence the fullness of divine light and love and power is imparted to His people, that they may impart to others light and joy and refreshing. They are to become channels through which divine instrumentalities communicate to the world the tide of God’s love." Testimonies for the Church Volume 6, p. 11.4

"The track of truth lies close beside the track of error, and both tracks may seem to be one to minds which are not worked by the Holy Spirit, and which, therefore, are not quick to discern the difference between truth and error." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 202.2

Divine Power Awaits Those Who Want It—"You may have a deep and abiding sense of eternal things and that love for humanity which Christ has shown in His life. A close connection with heaven will give the right tone to your fidelity and will be the ground of your success. Your feeling of dependence will drive you to prayer, and your sense of duty summon you to effort. Prayer and effort, effort and prayer, will be the business of your life. You must pray as though the efficiency and praise were all due to God, and labor as though duty were all your own. If you want power 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."—(Testimonies for the Church 4:538, 539.)

"The Promise of the gifts is just as strong and trustworthy now as in the days of the apostles. “These signs shall follow them that believe.” . . . For faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God ! . . . . The gifts of Him Who has all power in heaven and in earth, are in store for His children, — gifts so precious that they come to us through the costly sacrifice of the Redeemer’s blood; gifts that will satisfy the deepest craving of the heart; gifts lasting as eternity.

Will you not come to God as little children, appropriate His Promises, plead them before Him as His Own Words? If you do, you will receive fulness of joy." Special Testimonies, March 15, 1910


A Message to Startle People to Study—"The testing message for this time is to be borne so plainly and decidedly as to startle the hearers, and lead them to desire to study the Scriptures."—Testimonies For The Church 9:109 (1909).


A Message to Startle People to Study—"The testing [perfecting latter rain] message [Rev 18:4:  Come out of all churches my people and Matthew 25:6: Go Ye out to meet the Bridegroom and JOIN the Bridegrooms procession Revelation 3:18: by putting away self-exaltation, putting on Christ's Righteousness and manifesting Christ by obeying Exodus 20:8-17, and receiving Jesus into you.] for this time is to be borne so plainly and decidedly as to startle the hearers, and lead them to desire to study the Scriptures."—Testimonies For The Church 9:109 (1909).


"Today, as in the days of Elijah, the line of demarcation between God's commandment-keeping people and the worshipers of false gods is clearly drawn. `How long halt ye between two opinions?' Elijah cried; `if the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him.' 1 Kings 18:21. 

And the message for today is: `Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen....Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.' Rev 18:2, 4, 5. 

"The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The observance of the false Sabbath will be urged upon us." Prophets and Kings, p 187-88.

Shocking "Most Startling" Omega Prediction:

"Shall idols be smuggled in?" —21MR 448.3. “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” 1 Corinthians 10:14


Notice how the "prediction" & "fulfillment" uses the exact wording "Most Startling":

“The Omega will be of a most startling nature.” (Series B, no. 2, page 16) “The omega will follow, and will be received by those who are not willing to heed the warning God has given.” “I knew that the omega would follow in a little while; and I trembled for our people.” (Series B, no. 2, pp. 50, 53) The

The Shocking "Most Startling" Omega Fulfillment: 

“Adventist beliefs have changed over the years under the impact of "present truth."Most startling is the teaching regarding Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Many of the pioneers, including James White, J. N. Andrews, Uriah Smith, and J. H. Waggoner, held to an Arian or semi-Arian view—that is, the Son at some point in time before the Creation of our world was generated by the Father….Likewise, the Trinitarian understanding of God, now part of our fundamental beliefs, was not generally held by the early Adventists. Even today a few do not subscribe to it”. (Adventist Review, January 6, 1994, pp. 10, 11) 

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

"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. What happened to a "Thus Saith the Lord" and a "It is Written"???

Jesus as our only True example, did not choose to use His own words to fight the tempter, He used the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT in His battle with Satan, this is the only weapon in the Spiritual armour, which has been preserved for this generation, so that we, like Jesus, will be armed and ready to fight the devil when he comes walking toward us, seeking to devour us. How do I get hold of the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT? Click here to learn how.

"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, idolatry exists in the Christian world today as verily as it existed among ancient Israel in the days of Elijah. The god of many 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

Modern Baal Worship?

A picture is worth a thousand words. Here is a picture of today's philosophical idol:


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“Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” 1 Corinthians 10:14

(James White, January 24, 1846, The Day Star) "The way spiritualizers have disposed of or denied the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ is first using the old unscriptural Trinitarian creed." Learn more about the how this is wrong here.

"I have often seen the lovely Jesus, that he is a person. I asked him if his Father was a person, and had a form like himself. Said Jesus, “I am in the express image of my Father’s Person.” I have often seen that the spiritual view took away the glory of heaven, and that in many minds the throne of David, and the lovely person of Jesus had been burned up in the fire of spiritualism." Spiritual Gifts, Volume 2, p. 74.2


BIBLE: Jude 1:4  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.

"Shall idols be smuggled in?" —21MR 448.3

Ellen White writing about ENOCH: He [Enoch] also saw the corrupt state of the world when Christ should appear the second time--that there would be a boastful, presumptuous, self-willed generation, denying the only God and the Lord Jesus Christ, trampling upon the law, and despising the atonement. He saw the righteous crowned with glory and honor, and the wicked banished from the presence of the Lord, and destroyed by fire. Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 85.6

--The Sanctuary in heaven (GC 324-29, 351-53, 398-400, 409-36, PP 351-58) with 2 apartments (Hebrews 9 & 10)--the holy place (Revelation 4:1-5, Hebrews 9:2, 6, 12, 6:19, Leviticus 16:15) and most holy place (Revelation 11:19, Hebrews 9:3-5, 7, Psalms 28:2, 1 Kings 6:16, 8:6, 2 Chronicles 5:7, Exodus 40:3).

--Christ's work of atonement in the most holy place, or the 2nd apartment of heavenly sanctuary, going on since October 22, 1844 at the ending of the 2300 days, and not final until He finishes His work just prior to His coming (GC 400, 419-22, EW 251-54, 7BC 933, PP 355-58, 5T 472-73).

The atonement and the sanctuary are so important to understand. It involves our concept and our understanding of our intimate relationship with God through His Son. 

God has promised:

"I will make a man more precious than fine gold;


Even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir."

Isaiah 13:12.

Mercy Seat. We find rest with a covering for our sins. With Christ enthroned in our minds, COVERING OUR SINS WITH HIS BLOOD SACRIFICE, we find rest from our works and work HIS works!


Each of these items reveal problem solving devices when the meanings are understood:
  1. The golden pot that had manna - fruits, nuts, seeds and vegatables represent manna for God's chosen remnant people - What We Should Eat (and Why) to Help Us Become Like Jesus (manna - Vegan diet)
  2. Aaron's rod that budded - represents God's chosen remnant people today. A Special Calling (Joshua 21:1-7) Victorious, like Joshua, living in God's promises. Obtaining A Greater Portion. A double portion of the latter rain (a new message/a specific and distinct message/new light on present truth, that contains and does not contradict precious old light) will be given to God's end time people and will be poured out unwanted (without measure) prior to and after the Sunday law is ENFORCED. It is the third angel's message, with the additional mention of the corruptions that have been entering the SDA churches since 1844; which is to be proclaimed with a loud voice, and attended with the outpouring of His Spirit (Divine Influences) in a large measure.
  3. Tables of the covenant - the Ten Commandments = should be written to our minds

Heb. 9:4 
Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant.

The Bible is beautiful in it’s formation, because it actually represents what should be inside our mind/temple in the words of a book.

Now let’s break down the image of the Ark. Two Cherubim’s faced each other on top of the lid. But what’s significant here is that the wings of the Cherubim are spread over the ark, covering and protecting what lies beneath. There is one on the left and one on the right. Now consider that your brain is made up of a left and right hemisphere. The covering of your brain is the cerebrum. So just as the Cherubim covered something significant inside the ark (the brain) so too does the left and right cerebrum cover some very important glands that serve as a link between our physical and spiritual natures. One such component is the pineal gland, also known as the third eye. Matthew 6:22  "The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light."


sphenoid

Watch this video for more very interesting information about the Sphenoid Bone in our skull:
  

Our Skull symbolizes the Ark of the Covenant (the Box) The true Ark of the Covenant rests atop your shoulders. More specifically, the Ark represents your brain, the throne of Christ or Satan, not both at the same time. Click here for a story of how the Ark of the Covenant was found.

Mercy Seat. We find rest with a covering for our sins. With Christ enthroned in our minds, COVERING OUR SINS WITH HIS BLOOD SACRIFICE, we find rest from our works and work HIS works!

"With many, a philosophical idol is enthroned in the place of Jehovah" The Great Controversy 1888, p. 583.1 

"If Jesus is enthroned in the heart [desires], will the thoughts be running riot?"... Counsels on Health, p. 295.1

"The heart desires], in which God should be enthroned, is a place from which come forth all kinds of abominations. How has the fine gold become dim! Man has lost the reflection of God’s character."   ST June 27, 1900, par. 3

"in many minds the throne of David, and the lovely person of Jesus had been burned up in the fire of spiritualism." Spiritual Gifts, Volume 2, p. 74.2

"Unless God is enthroned in the heart [our desires], the commandments are violated; for we have other gods before the Lord of hosts. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart.” “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” RH June 2, 1891, par. 9

 "When Christ is enthroned in the heart [our desires], his grace will appear in the life. The deportment, the good works, the tender spirit, will all proclaim their possessor a child of God."  ST March 23, 1891, par. 5

 "Let self die; let Christ be enthroned in the heart [our desires]." The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 194.2

Let your mind rule your heart, not your heart (desires) rule your mind. For we are to have the MIND of CHRIST IN US, transforming our desires into Christlike desires and thoughts:

"We ought to long with all the heart for a thorough reconversion, that the truth (Jesus says I am the TRUTH) may be enthroned in heart (our desires) and mind (our thoughts and feelings), and that we may, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, be prepared to present the third angel’s message before others who need it so much. Now is our opportunity; now is our chance. May God help us, that we may be converted." Sermons and Talks Volume One, p. 377.1 

“For the LORD (the Father) is in His holy Temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven . . . !” Psalm 11:4

Behold the Man Whose name is The BRANCH; and He shall grow up out of His place . . . as a Root out of a dry ground . . . and He shall build the temple of the LORD . . . which temple ye are! . . . Zechariah 6:12-13


Even He shall build the temple of the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah); and He shall bear the Glory . . . And He 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 !” ref: Isaiah 53:2 & I Corinthians 3:16-17

“The LORD said unto my Lord (Adoni - Sovereign King), Sit Thou on My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of Thy Strength out of Zion: Rule Thou in the midst of Thine enemies !” Psalm 110:12 ref: Revelation 19:15 & Micah 4:2  Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of GOD; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto Him !”
Hebrews 1:5-13

Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: We have such an High Priest, Who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. A Minister (Servant) of the Sanctuary (G40 - holiest of all), and of the True tabernacle, which the LORD pitched, and not man . . . !” Hebrews 8:1

Adorned With Divine Loveliness


"Wherefore, when He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast Thou prepared me . . . Now ye are the body of Christ, (the ROCK which SMITES the feet of iron & clay)  and members in particular . . . Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ . . . For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are God's !" Hebrews 10:5, I Corinthians 12:27 & 6:15-20

"The crowns of the saints were of the most pure gold, decked with stars. Their faces shone with glory, for they were in the express image of Jesus." Early Writings, p. 53.1, RH November 1, 1850, par. 7

As Jesus said: “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…” (John 17:21).

"The Lord Jesus came to our world to represent the Father.... Christ was the express image of His Father's person; and He came to our world to restore in man God's moral image, in order that man although fallen, might through obedience to God's commandments become enstamped with the divine image and character." 15 Manuscript 24, 1891.

"God wants children to be lovely, not with artificial adornment, but with beauty of character, the charms of kindness and affection, which will make their hearts bound with joy and happiness." The Signs of the Times , December 6, 1877.

"The divine beauty of the character of Christ, of whom the noblest and most gentle among men are but a faint reflection; of whom Solomon by the Spirit of inspiration wrote, He is “the chiefest among ten thousand.... Yea, he is altogether lovely” (Song of Solomon 5:10-16); of whom David, seeing Him in prophetic vision, said, “Thou art fairer than the children of men” (Psalm 45:2); Jesus, the express image of the Father’s person, the effulgence of His glory; the self-denying Redeemer, throughout His pilgrimage of love on earth, was a living representation of the character of the law of God. In His life it is made manifest that heaven-born love, Christlike principles, underlie the laws of eternal rectitude...." Reflecting Christ, p. 68.6

"As a personal being, God has revealed Himself in His Son. Jesus, the outshining of the Father’s glory, “and the express image of His person” (Hebrews 1:3), was on earth found in fashion as a man." Testimonies for the Church Volume 8, p. 265.1

“Thou sawest till that a stone” “ smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay.” The stone smites the feet, because they are professed Christians, and only the cases of the professed people of God are considered at the investigative judgment {GC 480.1}. Note that Dan. 2:35 says that the image was broken in pieces together, which is confirming 1 Peter 4:17: “For it is time for judgment to begin, starting with the house of God. And if it starts with us, what will be the fate of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God?”  Daniel [2] presents a succession of events that lead down to the opening of the judgment {GC 355.3}. In this vision, the investigative judgment is symbolized by a stone cut out, but not by human hands, that smites the image.

Article by James White on this topic: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2nmi6r-BcI3bVJTZXd2R1dkOUU

Against every evildoer God’s law utters condemnation. He may disregard that voice, he may seek to drown its warnings, but in vain. It follows him. It makes itself heard. It destroys his peace. If unheeded, it pursues him to the grave. It bears witness against him at the judgment. A quenchless fire, it consumes at last soul and body. {Ed. 144.5}

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8

“Whosoever is born of God doth NOT commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:9)

"But God does not live in the sinner. The Word declares that He abides only in the hearts of those who love Him and do righteousness. God does not abide in the heart of the sinner; it is the enemy who abides there." Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1 Manuscript 46, 1904, MR 900, p 343.

"In order to let Jesus into our hearts, we must stop sinning". Signs of the Times, Mar 3, 1898

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

Even as Jesus was crucified at Golgotha (the place of the skull), representing part of the ascension process that takes place in your head, so too does the Ark. And in order to truly commune with God, that communion must take place within the confines of your mind. As we’ll soon see, communing with God means to become one with God - that His choices, His desires also BECOME our choices, our desires! It has much more to do with becoming ONE with someone much greater than you! You worship God the Father in the name of His only begotten Son. Walk with me, put your hand in mine, get your heart in tune with me and I will give you the privilege of moving with me. The God and Father of Jesus says, "Let me take care of my own business! What I have promised is my business, and I will take care of it. I have not failed in all of this time. Not even one of my words has failed in all of my good promises."

As Jesus said stated: “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…” (John 17:21).



"That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." 
(Romans 15:6) (not 200 different denominations - but we worship the same God that Jesus worships. By honoring the Son, whom God made equal with Himself, we honor the Father and God of Jesus.)

"Those who have had moral courage enough to stand out free from the Laodicean church, and keep the commandments of God, have been so unrighteously denounced as heretics and fanatics, that many honest souls are afraid of the true servants of the Lord, who are proclaiming the THIRD ANGEL'S MESSAGE" The Advent Review No. 1-5, 1850.

More on the 3 angels messages is located here: http://eng.3angels.org



1st Angel's Message: "THE HOUR OF HIS JUDGEMENT IS COME" Rev 14:6-7
2nd Angel's Message: "COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE" Rev 14:8/Rev 18:4/Matt 25:6/Lev 20:26 -(2nd angel (repeated as 4th, Rev 18:2-4) More on the 2nd Angel's message here.

3rd Angel's Message: "THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND THE FAITH OF JESUS" Rev 14:9-12
James White on the Third Angel's Message here.

"A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service" The Ministry of Healing, p. 409.2; 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} 

"Now as never before we need to understand the true science of education. If we fail to understand this we shall never have a place in the Kingdom of GodHome and Church School Manual, p. 6.2, Mrs. E. G. WhiteCLICK here to download a great study about this here.

"The science of true education is the truth. The third angel's message is truth" T. Vol. 6, p. 131. 

"The health reform is as closely related to the third angel’s message as the arm to the body, but the arm cannot take the place of the body. The proclamation of the third angel’s message, the commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus, is the burden of our work. The message is to be proclaimed with a loud cry, and is to go to the whole world. The presentation of health principles must be united with this message, but must not be independent of it, or in any way take the place of it" Lt57-1896 (May 27, 1896) par. 1.

Our MIND = The Ark of Truth or Deception = the seat of God sent thru His Son 
or Satan's seat, not Both at the same time.

"What? know ye not that your body is the temple (church) of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" 
1 Corinthians 6:19

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5 Christ had the mind of God IN Him also...just as we need the Divine Mind of God - HIS THOUGHTS and HIS FEELINGS, choosing His ways, having His desires and actions = character = God's Character is revealed in His Law the Ten Commandments = LOVE!

"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and WE will come unto him, and make OUR abode with him." (John 14:23)  (Notice it's the Father and the Son who makes their home INSIDE US? Not three, only two beings live inside us by their Spirit.) 

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

2 Thessalonians 2:4"He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God."
Isaiah 14:13 You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."
 

Touch the side of your head with your fingers.
That's your 'temple'. A temple on either side!!!
Enter the temple, and within it, is where your GOD resides.


"What? know ye not that your body is the temple (church) of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" 
1 Corinthians 6:19

"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and WE will come unto him, and make OUR abode with him." (John 14:23)  (Notice it's the Father and the Son who makes their home INSIDE US? Not three, only two beings live inside us by their Spirit - the energy/POWER/divine influence of our invisible, omnipresent, eternal, immortal God sent to us through His Son!)  THIS is the TRUE Trinity! If you believe someone else is the "Holy Spirit" other than God's power or divine influence sent through His Son to dwell inside our minds, then THAT person is STEALING your birthright to be in the Kingdom of God after Jesus 2nd coming. This "Holy Spirit" comes inside of you! God through His Son makes your mind His throne, the mercy seat. He loves you and has His mercy/Grace upon you because of His covenant made with you through His Son's blood sacrifice.

As Jesus said stated: “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…” (John 17:21).

Daniel 7:14 "He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men 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." 

WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT (GOD) COMES INTO YOUR MIND THROUGH HIS SON'S SPIRIT. "He shall send Jesus." Acts 3:19-20


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 (we are the scepter he holds out to others - like queen Esther was held out the scepter of mercy -putting on Christ's righteousness - so Christ living in us - we give of ourselves to others to point them to the kingdom of God - the holy spirit living inside us!) of thy kingdom." 

"To those that ASK HimJesus imparts (To grant a share of; bestow) the Holy Spirit ("he shall send Jesus." Acts 3:19-20)." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3

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." Testimonies for the Church Volume 5, p. 267.2


"After years of experience they are able to comprehend only the first principles of that grand system of faith and doctrine that constitutes the Christian religion. They do not comprehend that perfection of character which will receive the commendation: “Well done.”

Brethren, your duty, happiness, future usefulness, and final salvation call upon you to sever the tendrils of your affections from everything earthly and corruptible. There is an unsanctified sympathy that partakes of the nature of lovesick sentimentalism and is earthly, sensual. It will require no feeble effort for some of you to overcome this and change the course of your life, for you have not placed yourselves in connection with the Strength of Israel and have become enfeebled in all your faculties. Now you are loudly called upon to be diligent in the use of every means of grace, that you may be transformed in character and may grow to the full stature of men and women in Christ Jesus.

We have great victories to gain, and a heaven to lose if we do not gain them. The carnal heart must be crucified; for its tendency is to moral corruption, and the end thereof is death. Nothing but the life-giving influences of the gospel can help the soul. 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." Testimonies for the Church Volume 5, p. 267.2

YOUR "Birthright" to the Kingdom of God comes to you by BELIEVING in and KNOWING AND UNDERSTANDING GOD and His Son! See John 17:3 and Jeremiah 9:24. Ephesians 4:13 "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:" Colossians chapter 1.  “We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”

It comes to you through the seed of Abraham ("He (God) shall send Jesus." Acts 3:19-20). It was counted unto him for righteousness because He believed and had FAITH in God's promises. It is counted unto you as righteousness when you believe that God had a Son to give, begotten from the bosom of God with origins in days of old before this world was created. See Hebrews Chapter 1. IF you believe, you OBEY!



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

James 1:22 "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."





God Credits Faith As Righteousness

Romans 4:3 "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." 

Romans 4:22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness." 

And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness 

Romans 4:3 What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
Romans 4:9 Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness.
Romans 4:20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory (character=thoughts and feelings, words, actions create destiny) to God,
Romans 4:22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
Galatians 3:6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.
Nehemiah 9:8 You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous.
Psalm 106:31 This was credited to him as righteousness for endless generations to come.


As Jesus said stated: “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…” (John 17:21).

John 17:22 "And the glory (character=thoughts and feelings=desires/choices we make) which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we (God and His Son) are one (in thoughts & feelings, words, actions):"

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

"The PRESENCE of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can ALONE constitute a church," The Upward Look, p. 315

temples

"God has a church. . .it is the people who love God and keep His commandments." The Upward Look, p. 315

Hebrews 1:8: "But unto the Son he (The Father of Jesus) saith, Thy throne (Jesus throne = our minds), O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom." (Our minds are either a throne for Christ or Satan - not both at the same time.)

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

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

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

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

"But God does not live in the sinner. The Word declares that He abides only in the hearts of those who love Him and do righteousness. God does not abide in the heart (mind) of the sinner; it is the enemy who abides there." Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1 Manuscript 46, 1904, MR 900, p 343.

"In order to let Jesus into our hearts, we must stop sinning." Signs of the Times, Mar 3, 1898

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8

“Whosoever is born of God doth NOT commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:9)

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

Titus 1:16, "They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good."


FOR FIRST FIFTY YEARS THE ADVENTISTS REJECTED THE TRINITY AND TRITHEISM :

There has been a shift in the SDA's Godhead doctrine over the years from worshiping one God, the God and Father of Jesus, to accepting and worshiping God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit which they say are not 3 gods, but one god. 1+1+1=1.


To the Surprise of some Adventists, the pioneers of the SDA Church, including the messenger of the Lord Ellen White, rejected these views and upheld a Biblical view of the Godhead. They taught that Christ was the Son of GOD, that by some Divine Act Christ was brought forth from the Father before creation. And they taught that the Spirit proceeded from the Father, through the Son, making them both every-where present. This teaching was upheld until after the year 1900, which is seen by the following publications from the SDA Church during that time period. 


Ellen White clearly denied the Deomonic doctrine of role playing which is now promoted by the Modern Adventist 
Church, when she wrote that Christ was the eternal Son of GOD, begotten before he came to earth: 

Ellen White: “ But while God's Word speaks of the humanity of Christ when upon this earth, it also speaks decidedly regarding his pre-existence. 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 thy accepted him, were to be blessed..  {RH, April 5, 1906 par. 5} 

Ellen White: "Christ, the Light of the world, veiled the dazzling splendor of His divinity and came to live as a man among men, that they might, without being consumed, become acquainted with their Creator. No man has seen God at any time except as He is revealed through Christ. “I and My Father are one,” Christ declared. “No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.” John 10:30Matthew 11:27Testimonies for the Church Volume 8, p. 265.1

Ellen White: “He gave His only begotten Son— not a son by creation, as were the angels, nor a son by adoption, as is the forgiven sinner, but a Son begotten in the express image of the Father’s person, and in all the brightness of his majesty and glory, one equal with God in authority, dignity, and divine perfection. In him dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily”.  Signs of The Times of May 3, 1895, 

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)

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 heavenly councils admonished Lucifer to change his course. The Son of God warned and entreated him not to venture thus to dishonor his Maker, and bring ruin upon himself. But instead of yielding, Satan represented to those who loved him, that he had been wrongly judged, that his dignity was not respected, and that his liberty was to be abridged."  {4SP 317.2}  

     That Christ should regard him as needing to be corrected, and should presume to take the position of a superior, aroused in him a spirit of resistance, and he charged the Son of God with a design to humble him before the angels. By misrepresentation of the words of Christ, by prevarication and direct falsehood, Satan secured the sympathy of the angels under his control, and they united with him in revolt against Heaven's authority.  {4SP 318.1}  

     To the last, he refused to acknowledge his own course to be deserving of censure. When the consequence of his disaffection became apparent, and it was decreed that with all his sympathizers he must be forever banished from the abode of bliss, the arch-deceiver threw the blame wholly upon Christ. With one accord, Satan and his hosts declared that had they not been reproved, the rebellion would never have occurred, thus making Christ responsible for their course. Thus stubborn and defiant in their disloyalty, seeking vainly to overthrow the government of God, yet blasphemously claiming to be themselves the innocent victims of oppressive power, the arch-rebel and all his sympathizers were at last banished from Heaven.  {4SP 318.2}  

     The rebellion in Heaven was prompted by the same spirit which inspires rebellion on earth. Satan has continued with men the same policy which he pursued with the angels. His spirit now reigns in the children of disobedience. There is a constant hatred of reproof, and a disposition to rebel against it. When God sends to wrong-doers a message of warning or correction, Satan leads them to justify themselves, and to seek the sympathy of others. Instead of changing their wrong course, they manifest great indignation against the reprover, as if he were the sole cause of difficulty. From the days of righteous Abel to our own time, such is the spirit which has been displayed toward those who dare to condemn sin.  {4SP 318.3} 

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


Ellen White: “Christ is the Son of God in deed and in truth and in love, and is the representative of the Father as well as the representative of the human race.” (Ellen White, Manuscript Releases, vol. 14, page 83)

Ellen White: “He gave His only begotten Son— not a son by creation, as were the angels, nor a son by adoption, as is the forgiven sinner, but a Son begotten in the express image of the Father’s person, and in all the brightness of his majesty and glory, one equal with God in authority, dignity, and divine perfection. In him dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily”.  ST May 30, 1895, par. 3 

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."
 RH July 9, 1895, par. 13

Ellen White: "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 and 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 underfoot God’s memorial.

“Fallen angels upon earth form confederations with evil men. In this age antichrist will appear as the true Christ, and then the law of God will be fully made void in the nations of our world. Rebellion against God’s holy law will be fully ripe. Butthe true leader of all this rebellion is Satan clothed as an angel of light. Men will be deceived and will exalt him to the place of God, and deify him. But Omnipotence will interpose, and to the apostate churches that unite in the exaltation of Satan, the sentence will go forth, ‘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 God who judgeth her.’”  {Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p. 61.3 Evangelism, p. 365.1 Testimony Treasures Volume 2, p. 362.3, RH September 12, 1893, par. 20Notebook Leaflets from the Elmshaven Library Vol. 1, p. 52.2} 

ANTI- TRINITARIAN PUBLICATIONS OF THE SDA DENOMINATION. 

For the first fifty years the SDA Church published numerous anti-trinitarian articles. All endorsed by Ellen White and/or her husband James.


JAMES WHITE WROTE: Jesus prayed that his disciples might be one as he was one with his Father. This prayer did not contemplate one disciple with twelve heads, but twelve disciples, made one in object and effort in the cause of their master. 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. The redeemed, from the first who shares in the great redemption, to the last, all ascribe the honor, and glory, and praise, of their salvation, to both God and the Lamb. (James White, 1868, Life Incidents, page 343) 

JAMES WHITE: 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) 

James White was also the editor of the Signs of the Times in 1879.On May 22 of that year there appeared an article strongly opposing Trinitarianism written by A. J. Dennis. 

Quote: “What a contradiction of terms is found in the language of a trinitarian creed: "In unity of this Godhead are three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost." There are many things that are mysterious written in the word of God, but we may safely presume the Lord never calls upon us to believe impossibilities. But creeds often do.” 

A.T. Robinson, in a thesis found in the James White Memorial Library at Andrews University, declares that James White was not a Trinitarian. 

Uriah Smith in the following article sets forth the early Adventist’s belief about Christ up to 1898: 

URIAH SMITH:
 God alone is without beginning. At the earliest epoch when a beginning could be,--a period so remote that to finite minds it is essentially eternity,--appeared the Word…This uncreated Word was the Being, who, in the fullness of time was made flesh, and dwelt among us. His beginning was not like that of any other being in the universe. . . . Thus it appears that by some divine impulse or process, not creation, known only to Omniscience, and possibly only to Omnipotence, the Son of God appeared. Uriah Smith, Looking Unto Jesus, (Battle Creek, Mich.: Review and Herald Publishing Company, 1898), p. 10.   

Speaking of this time period [1850-1906] Ellen White wrote: 

"The leading points of our faith as we hold them today were firmly established. Point after point was clearly defined, and all the brethren came into harmony. The whole company of believers were united in the truth. There were those who came in with strange doctrines, but we were never afraid to meet them. Our experience was wonderfully established by the revelation of the Holy Spirit".—MS 135, 1903. (Ellen G. White, The Early Years Volume 1 - 1827-1862, page 145) 

For the Adventist this must put them in quite a position. Here Ellen White and the Pioneers of their Church deny the modern SDA’s Tritheistic teachings, and on top of that Ellen White tells us this group of Pioneers were UNITED IN TRUTH.  If the pioneer’s version of the Godhead is truth, then the modern SDA Church is in deep Apostasy. If the Pioneer’s teaching was WRONG, then Ellen White is a false prophet, and the current SDA Church is a Church born from Apostasy, that upholds a false prophet! 


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

"To those that ASK HimJesus imparts (To grant a share of; bestow) the Holy Spirit." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3

WHAT we NEED is The Faith of Jesus! The “righteousness” of our Saviour appropriated (Take (something) for one's own use) to us by FAITH!!!

"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of GOD, and the faith of Jesus . . .Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may Rest from their labours; and their works do follow them . . . !” Revelation 14:12-13

But so few have looked to the Life of Christ and by faith learned to appropriate (take/accept) it as their own!

Christ's victories are all ours, BY FAITH. Victory to overcome appetite, pride of life, lust of the flesh, all sinful things! By faith, positive anticipation, trust in God & His Son, we can claim Christ's victories for our very own victories! 

Christ's own sinless life can be OURS by FAITH!

He did it! It is OURS, NOW, by Faith! Ask God in the name of His Son to give you His Son's sinless life - make HIS victories our OWN victories! 

It is like He won the prize, now we get to use the prize as our very own, just by believing, by FAITH.  

2 Corinthians 5:21 "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."

Satan endeavored to keep hidden from the world the great atoning sacrifice which reveals the law in all its sacred dignity, and impresses hearts with the force of its binding claims. He was warring against the work of Christ, and united all his evil angels with human instrumentalities in opposition to that work. But while he was carrying on this work, heavenly intelligences were combining with human instrumentalities in the work of restoration. The cross stands as the great center of the world, bearing a certain testimony that the cross of Christ will be the condemnation of every transgressor of the law of God. Here are the two great powers, the power of truth and righteousness and the working of Satan to make of none effect the law of God.—Manuscript 61, 1899.

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 sinsBut every such plea was cast aside when Christ died as a substitute for the sinner.The Signs of the Times, May 21, 1912.


“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NIV

Notice that the church is not "the national establishment," and it is "not the great cathedral," and, "neither is it the various denominations." This includes the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. If God's true church is not the "established" General Conference, if it is not "the cathedral" or church buildings, if it is not the "denomination," then what is the true church? "It is the people who love God and keep His commandments," Ellen White replies. It is the community of believers, the people, the living stones that make up God's living temple. That, dear reader, is God's true church in these last days.



"Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He graciously condescends to dwell among them. Let those who are representing the truth for this time pray earnestly for clear spiritual discernment. Let them be sincerely jealous for the honor of the Lord God of hosts." Counsels to Writers and Editors, p. 173.1



These THREE things INSIDE the ARK of the Covenant are to be INSIDE US. Inside our minds.

 The Ark itself is our symbolizes our skull which is a house/temple for our mind/heart."God does not control our minds without our consent; but every man is free to choose what power he will have to rule over him. None have fallen so low, none are so vile, but that they may find deliverance in Christ." {MH 93.1} "Christ is ready to set us free from sin, but He does not force the will; and if by persistent transgression the will itself is wholly bent on evil, and we do not desire to be set free, if we will not accept His grace, what more can He do? We have destroyed ourselves by our determined rejection of His love. "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." "Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts." 2 Corinthians 6:2; Hebrews 3:7, 8."  {SC 34.2} "Many accept an intellectual religion, a form of godliness, when the heart is not cleansed. Let it be your prayer, "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10. Deal truly with your own soul. Be as earnest, as persistent, as you would be if your mortal life were at stake.This is a matter to be settled between God and your own soul, settled for eternity. A supposed hope, and nothing more, will prove your ruin." {SC 35.1}
1) The law (Ten Commandments) is to be written to our minds. 2 Corinthians 3:3 "Forasmuch as ye are manifestly (show) declared to be the epistle (letter) of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart(mind, Isaiah 46:8)."
2) The manna we are to eat today is found "In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found ALL the food elements that we need." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 92.2
3) The rod means that God has chosen us to be His special, peculiar people. Zion, Philadelphians, THAT FAITHFUL CITY, wise virgins, awake, the 144,000, the rock "cut out without hands" that smites the image to the beast (iron mixed with clay, paganism mixed with Christianity, the knowledge of good and evil. “I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purifying their souls through obedience to the truth are God’s chosen people, His modern Israel”. (Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 109.1)  “I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, 'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.' " Early Writings, pp. 277-279. 

Isaiah 14:1 The LORD will have compassion on Jacob; once again he will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land. Aliens will join them and unite with the house of Jacob.

Isaiah 1:26 I will restore your judges as in days of old, your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward YOU will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City."

Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,

Psalm 46:4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. (In the minds of those who are part of the rock that smites the feet of clay and iron)

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that 
your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Acts 20:28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. Acts 20:29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 



"What? know ye not that your body is the temple (church) of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" 
1 Corinthians 6:19

"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and WE will come unto him, and make OUR abode with him." (John 14:23)  (Notice it's the Father and the Son who makes their home INSIDE US? Not three, only two beings live inside us by their Spirit - the energy/POWER/divine influence of our invisible, omnipresent, eternal, immortal God sent to us through His Son!)  THIS is the TRUE Trinity! If you believe someone else is the "Holy Spirit" other than God's power or divine influence sent through His Son to dwell inside our minds, then THAT person is STEALING your birthright to be in the Kingdom of God after Christ's 2nd coming. This "Holy Spirit" IS sent through Jesus ("He shall send Jesus." Acts 3:19-20) when IT comes inside of you! God through His Son makes your mind His throne, the mercy seat. He loves you and has His mercy/Grace upon you because of His covenant made with you through His Son's blood sacrifice.

John 17:22 "And the glory (character=thoughts and feelings=desires/choices we make) which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we (God and His Son) are one:"

1 Corinthians 15:45 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Lamentations 4:20 The LORD's anointed, our very life breath, was caught in their traps. We thought that under his shadow we would live among the nations.
Ezekiel 37:5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.

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

"The PRESENCE of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can ALONE constitute a church," The Upward Look, p. 315


"Then the angel said, “You must go back, and if you are faithful, you, with the 144,000, shall have the privilege of visiting all the worlds and viewing the handiwork of God.” Early Writings, p. 39.3

People on fire for God, and filled with His Spirit (the Word of God), like the disciples were at Pentecost. People who know & obey the beautiful language of Heaven.
 
The Spirit of God (John 4:24), sent through His Son will strengthen and revive us. "It is the latter rain (testing, perfecting messages!which revives and strengthens them to pass through the time of trouble. Their faces will shine with the glory of that light which attends the third angel." (The Review and Herald, May 27, 1862)  




"Wherefore, when He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast Thou prepared me . . . Now ye are the body of Christ, (the ROCK which SMITES the feet of iron & clay)  and members in particular . . . Know ye not that your bodies are
members of Christ
 . . . For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are God's !" Hebrews 10:5, I Corinthians 12:27 & 6:15-20

“Thou sawest till that a stone” “ smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay.” The stone smites the feet, because they are professed Christians, and only the cases of the professed people of God are considered at the investigative judgment {GC 480.1}. Note that Dan. 2:35 says that the image was broken in pieces together, which is confirming 1 Peter 4:17: “For it is time for judgment to begin, starting with the house of God. And if it starts with us, what will be the fate of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God?” NET Daniel [2] presents a succession of events that lead down to the opening of the judgment {GC 355.3}. In this vision, the investigative judgment is symbolized by a stone cut out, but not by human hands, that smites the image.

Against every evildoer God’s law utters condemnation. He may disregard that voice, he may seek to drown its warnings, but in vain. It follows him. It makes itself heard. It destroys his peace. If unheeded, it pursues him to the grave. It bears witness against him at the judgment. A quenchless fire, it consumes at last soul and body. {Ed. 144.5}




This iron and clay combination makes a new entity. The feet of iron and clay in Dan. 2 equates with the woman who rides the beast in Revelation 17. Since a woman in the Bible represents a church and a beast represents a kingdom, this woman/beast combination symbolizes this entity's structural system, a religious/political system. This new entity is called the papacy . Note how the papacy developed. There is a compromise between paganism and Christianity that results in an apostasy in the church. An apostate church, losing the power of love, unites with the state, controlling the power of the state and employing it to enforce and execute her decrees, especially for the punishment of heresy. The inevitable result of this union of church and state is intolerance and persecution.

Shocking: "ANOTHER" Religious Body Prediction:

In fact, in 1867 Ellen White foresaw the SDA church becoming Catholic! (see Testimonies, vol 1, p 578). 

Adventist's turned Catholic Prophecy:

“That night I dreamed that I was in Battle Creek looking out from the side glass at the door and saw a company marching up to the house, two and two. They looked stern and determined. I knew them well and turned to open the parlor door to receive them, but thought I would look again. The scene was changed. The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession. One bore in his hand a cross, another a reed. And as they approached, the one carrying a reed made a circle around the house, saying three times: "This house is proscribed. The goods must be confiscated. They have spoken against our holy order." Terror seized me, and I ran through the house, out of the north door, and found myself in the midst of a company, some of whom I knew, but I dared not speak a word to them for fear of being betrayed. I tried to seek a retired spot where I might weep and pray without meeting eager, inquisitive eyes wherever I turned. I repeated frequently: "If I could only understand this! If they will tell me what I have said or what I have done!" Testimonies for The Church Vol. 1 p. 578, January 29, 1867

Notice how the "prediction" & "fulfillment" uses the exact wording "another":

"The image to the beast represents ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar powers." The Story of Redemption, p. 381.2The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 277.2

The Shocking 
"ANOTHER" Religious Body Fulfillment:

And in the Adventist Review of March 5, 1981, on page 3, Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, states: "...there is ANOTHER universal and TRULY CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION, the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH."

Prediction: "Our religion would be changed....A new organization would be established."  Selected Messages, book 1, p 204-205.

Get the oil for your lamp. You know that the General Conference of Adventists admits they are Laodicea.

Today we hesitate to claim we’re the remnant; but as for Laodicea, that’s us! Us alone!...No other Christian group vies with us for the dubious privilege of being identified with it....claiming exclusive rights to Laodicea is not politically incorrect. So, unchallenged, we've become anchored in the view that Seventh-day Adventists are the sole group envisioned in the apocalyptic concept of that term.” Adventist Review, August 28, 2008, p 5.

So the General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists are pretty sure of who they are. They are Laodicea. And they are unchallenged about this. But what does the Spirit of Prophecy say in regards to the Laodicean Church. 

Laodicea Represents "professed" nominal (in name only) Adventists Who Didn't Walk In The Light = You don't want to be a Laodicean when Jesus returns. Learn more here.

The Presence of God not in her midst

“Those who claim to believe the truth do not possess that power that God would bestow upon them if they really believed, and were striving for conformity to His image. The church is in the Laodicean state. The presence of God is not in her midst.” (EGW Notebook Leaflets, page 99 MS 166 1898)

Wait a second. The presence of God is not in her midst.

"To the end of time, the presence of the Spirit is to abide with the true church." Acts of the Apostles, p. 55

But the presence of God according to the above quote will never leave the true church? If the Conference is Laodicea and the presence of God is not in Laodicea then we can conclude that the conference is not Gods “true church”. So where then can we find the “presence of God”? 

“God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments. “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matt. 18:20). Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ’s church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a church” (The Upward Look, p. 315).

So the presence of God dwells in his true church and his presence alone can constitute a church. Therefore since Gods presence isn’t in Laodicea, then Laodicea is not a real church. It is a counterfeit.

Foolish virgins standing outside the door

“The state of the church represented by the foolish virgins is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.” (EGW Review and Herald, August, 1890)

There are ten virgins waiting for the bridegroom but how many are saved? The fact that they are all virgins suggest that they come from the virgin or pure church. "The two classes of watchers represent the two classes who profess to be waiting for their Lord. They are called virgins because they profess a pure faith." {COL 406.3} 
But they divide and the five foolish virgins never get in and are represented as Laodicea. They are outside knocking to get in. "An open and shut door". Present truth. Hear what the spirit saith to the church.

Laodicea Represents Adventists Who Didn't Walk In The Light = You don't want to be a Laodicean when Jesus returns. Learn more here.




We have no time to lose. The end is near. 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, March, 1990, p 22-23.

"Many ministers are teaching their people, and many professors and teachers are instructing their students, that the law of God has been changed or abrogated; and those who regard its requirements as still valid, to be literally obeyed, are thought to be deserving only of ridicule or contempt."( GC p.312).

If the Law were not Binding

"Property would no longer be safe. Men would obtain their neighbor's possessions by violence, and the strongest would become richest. Life itself would not be respected. The marriage vow would no longer stand as a sacred bulwark to protect the family. He who had the power, would, if he desired, take his neighbor's wife by violence. The fifth commandment would be set aside with the fourth. Children would not shrink from taking the life of their parents if by so doing they could obtain the desire of their corrupt hearts. The civilized world would become a horde of robbers and assassins; and peace, rest, and happiness would be banished from the earth." Great Controversy, page 585.1
 

"I know from the light that God has given me that there should be a revival of the messages that have been given in the past, because men will seek to bring in new theories, and will try to prove that these theories are scriptural, whereas they are error, which, if allowed a place, will undermine faith in the truth. We are not to accept these suppositions and pass them along as truth. No, no; we must not move from the platform of truth on which we have been established." {UL 199 Ellen White}

"Not one pin is to be removed from that which the Lord has established. The enemy will bring in false theories… there will be a departing from the faith. Where shall we find safety unless it be in the truths that the Lord has been giving for the last fifty years?" {Ellen White RH, May 25, 1905 par. 28} (1855-1905) Ellen White had not changed gods as of 1905 as modern Adventism today loves to claim. Click here to learn what Ellen White thought of her husband and his ideas about the trinity.

Jeremiah 6:16 "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein."

Hosea 4:6 "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

John 12:42 "Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue [church];"

1989 - In the NAD guidelines for "Homecoming Emphasis During Year of Evangelism" on p 37, lines 30-35, it states the General Conferences' desire that every SDA pastor in the North American Division be trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming hypnosis, and that 200 SDA pastors have already been certified as trainers. In Selected Messages, book 2, 351, God tells us that when we see this, we are "near the close of probation."  http://www.scribd.com/doc/71950966/233/Young-Adults-Youth-Children


"All who are loyal to God and the truth must stand firmly for the right because it is right. To yoke up with those that are unconsecrated and yet be loyal to the truth, is simply an impossibility. We cannot unite with those who are serving themselves, who are working on worldly plans, and not lose our connection with the heavenly Counselor  We may recover ourselves from the snare of the enemy, but we are bruised and wounded, and our experience is dwarfed. "Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God" (James 4:4). TDG 240.4.

Philosophy and Vain Deceit

"I have been shown that we must be guarded on every side, and perseveringly resist the insinuations and devices of Satan. He has transformed himself into an angel of light, and is deceiving and leading thousands captive. The advantages he takes of the science of the human mind, is tremendous. Here, serpent-like, he imperceptibly creeps in to corrupt the work of God. The miracles and works of Christ, he makes all human. If Satan should make an open, bold attack upon Christianity, it would bring the Christian in distress and agony at the feet of his Redeemer, and the strong and mighty Deliverer would affright the bold adversary away. But Satan, transformed into an angel of light, works upon the mind to allure from the only safe and right path. The sciences of phrenology, psychology, and mesmerism, have been the channel through which Satan has come more directly to this generation, and wrought with that power which was to characterize his work near the close of probation.

Read 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12. “And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming; even him whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” Spiritual Gifts, Volume 4b, p. 80.1


TVol. 8, page 294, “The hypnotic influence of Satan will rest upon those who turn from the plain word of God to pleasing fables.  It is those who have had the most light that Satan most assiduously seeks to ensnare. The enemy is trying to divert minds from preparing to stand in these last days."

"The days are fast approaching when there will be great perplexity and confusion. Satan, clothed in angel robes, will deceive, if possible, the very elect. There will be gods many and lords many. Every wind of doctrine will be blowing. Those who have rendered supreme homage to "science falsely so called" will not be the leaders then. Those who have trusted to intellect, genius, or talent will not then stand at the head of rank and file. They did not keep pace with the light. Those who have proved themselves unfaithful will not then be entrusted with the flock5T 080


Our mind is a throne for God through His Son. The mercy (grace, Divine Influence) seat for the Shekhinah glory, Christ's character. Our character consists of our thoughts and our feelings. JESUS MUST BE INSIDE US by HIS OWN & HIS FATHER'S OWN INVISIBLE SPIRIT/POWER/DIVINE INFLUENCE manifesting THEIR SPIRIT, THEIR merits - love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, gentleness, temperance, faithfulness, self-less love for others, etc...  "And the one sitting on the throne said, “Behold, I am making everything new!” And he said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” Rev 21:5.

"When the heart is cleansed from sin, Christ is placed on the throne (our mind) that self-indulgence and love of earthly treasure once occupied. The image of Christ is seen in the expression of the countenance. The work of sanctification is carried forward in the soul. Self-righteousness is banished. There is seen the putting on of the new man, which after Christ is created in righteousness and true holiness."—The Review and Herald, September 11, 1900. Counsels on Stewardship, p. 27

Some of the 144,000, as I understand it may be martyred or die in the faith...it's the second death they do NOT die(One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles. 2. One who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause...) "The graves were opened, and those 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." Early Writings, p. 285.1


People on fire for God, and filled with His Spirit (the Word of God), like the disciples were at Pentecost. People who know & obey the beautiful language of Heaven.
 
The Spirit of God (John 4:24), sent through His Son will strengthen and revive us. "It is the latter rain (testing, perfecting messages!which revives and strengthens them to pass through the time of trouble. Their faces will shine with the glory of that light which attends the third angel." (The Review and Herald, May 27, 1862)  

Click here to learn more about What is the "Latter Rain", and "when" it 
will happen.

The Stone is cut out of the Mountain--the Mountain represents Mount Zion--God's people - the 144,000. It is cut out without hands--so it is the work of the Holy Spirit that cuts it out. Clearly this points to the separation and sealing of the 144,000, the overcomers, the Saints. This also represents all those who believe in and help to give the three angels messages. I believe this group, makes up the 144,000. This group, if any lay down his life for the cause of Christ, will be raised just prior to Jesus coming to hear the voice of God Himself giving the day and hour of Jesus coming...to be translated alive..approximately 2 weeks before Jesus returns? (It's the second death that the 144,000 do not die) (as I understand it) ...but to the wicked, it will sound like thunder.

"The members are to shine as living stones in the temple of God." Testimonies for the Church Volume 8, p. 196.2

"The graves were opened, and those 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." Early Writings, p. 285.1Maranatha, p. 281.2

Zion is the remnant. Zion is the bride of Christ. The "Church Triumphant". Zion is the New Jerusalem. Zion is Philadelphia. Zion is the 144,000. Zion is the MOTHER, (Woman=church of the firstborn=Christ), and the 10 virgins are her children:

"The people of God, symbolized by a holy woman [Zion] and her children, were represented as greatly in the minority. In the last days only a remnant still existed. Of these John speaks as they 'which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." E. G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, 972.

"Jesus sends his people a message of warning to prepare them for his coming. To the prophet John was made known the closing work in the great plan of man’s redemption. He beheld an angel flying “in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his Judgment is come; and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” [Revelation 14:6, 7.]

Who separates the wheat from the chaff? Or smashes the iron and clay feet? Mixed paganism with Christanity = truth mixed with error = partaking of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Come out of her MY PEOPLE!

"The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of faithful men, who, obedient to the promptings of God’s Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message was not to be committed to the religious leaders of the people." The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 199.3

"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


The REMNANT are the special people, a church made without hands, a stone, cut out without hands, that smites the image on the feet. The Lord is fulfilling His promise that His gospel shall be as the stone cut out of the mountain without hands which would roll forth and fill the whole earth! Not by might, nor by power but BY MY SPIRIT!!! Latter rain, Jesus giving us perfecting testing messages! 

The REMNANT are the people who Come out of ALL churches, who GO OUT to meet the Bridegroom, who JOIN the Bridegroom's procession! This procession has been going on for years now. People coming out of all churches and giving the last warning of Revelation 18:4 and Matthew 25:6.




So in the great day of final atonement and investigative judgment the only cases considered are those of the professed people of God. The judgment of the wicked is a distinct and separate work, and takes place at a later period. “Judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel?” 1 Peter 4:17. {GC 480.1}


This is so exciting! We truly are in the end of time! A marvelous and wonderful thing is coming to pass. The Lord is fulfilling His promise that His chosen remnant People (the budded staff in the Ark of the Covenant) would be the ones that shall be as the stone cut out of the mountain without hands which would roll forth and fill the whole earth, as Daniel saw in vision (see Daniel 2:31–45). A great miracle is taking place right before our eyes.

The REMNANT are the special people, a church made without hands, a stone, cut out without hands, that smites the image on the feet. The Lord is fulfilling His promise that His gospel shall be as the stone cut out of the mountain without hands which would roll forth and fill the whole earth! Not by might, nor by power but BY MY SPIRIT!!! Latter rain, Jesus giving us perfecting testing messages! 

We are the people who Come out of ALL churches, who GO OUT to meet the Bridegroom, who JOIN the Bridegroom's procession! This procession has been going on for years now. People coming out of all churches and giving the last warning of Revelation 18:4 and Matthew 25:6.




The feet are mixed with truth and error. God's last day chosen people, part of the 144,000 are the rock that smites Babylon's image where it finally shatters - and the Son of God returns to claim those who have forsaken everything else to follow Him.










THE ROCK THAT SMITES THE IMAGE IS CARVED OUT BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD THROUGH HIS SON IS GOD'S LAST DAY CHOSEN GENERATION THAT GIVES THE LAST WARNING TO THE WORLD.





This iron and clay combination makes a new entity. The feet of iron and clay in Dan. 2 equates with the woman who rides the beast in Revelation 17. Since a woman in the Bible represents a church and a beast represents a kingdom, this woman/beast combination symbolizes this entity's structural system, a religious/political system. This new entity is called the papacy. Note how the papacy developed. There is a compromise between paganism and Christianity that results in an apostasy in the church. An apostate church, losing the power of love, unites with the state, controlling the power of the state and employing it to enforce and execute her decrees, especially for the punishment of heresy. The inevitable result of this union of church and state is intolerance and persecution.

The iron and clay symbolizes the two systems of the papacy: 

1) A compromise between paganism and Christianity, which creates its ideological system [its manner of thinking] 

2) A union of church and state, which creates its structural system, a religious/political system

The Roman Catholic Church, [united] the forms of paganism and Christianity. {GC 569.2}

This compromise between paganism and Christianity resulted in the development of "the man of sin" foretold in prophecy as opposing and exalting himself above God. That gigantic system of false religion is a masterpiece of Satan's power--a monument of his efforts to seat himself upon the throne to rule the earth according to his will. {GC 50.1} 

What was the origin of the great apostasy? How did the church first depart from the simplicity of the gospel? By conforming to the practices of paganism, to facilitate the acceptance of Christianity by the heathen. The apostle Paul declared, even in his day, "The mystery of iniquity doth already work." 2 Thessalonians 2:7. During the lives of the apostles the church remained comparatively pure. But "toward the latter end of the second century most of the churches assumed a new form; the first simplicity disappeared, and insensibly, as the old disciples retired to their graves, their children, along with new converts, . . . came forward and new-modeled the cause."--Robert Robinson, Ecclesiastical Researches, ch. 6, par. 17, p. 51. To secure converts, the exalted standard of the Christian faith was lowered, and as the result "a pagan flood, flowing into the church, carried with it its customs, practices, and idols." --Gavazzi, Lectures, page 278. As the Christian religion secured the favor and support of secular rulers, it was nominally accepted by multitudes; but while in appearance Christians, many "remained in substance pagans, especially worshiping in secret their idols."--Ibid., page 278. {GC 384.5}

When the early church became corrupted by departing from the simplicity of the gospel and accepting heathen rites and customs, she lost the Spirit and power of God; and in order to control the consciences of the people, she sought the support of the secular power. The result was the papacy, a church that controlled the power of the state and employed it to further her own ends, especially for the punishment of "heresy." {GC 443.2}

The founders of the nation wisely sought to guard against the employment of secular power on the part of the church, with its inevitable result - intolerance and persecution. {GC 442.2}

Thus the secular power was in the hands of the church. It was not long before these measures led to the inevitable result - persecution. {GC 292.3}

The mingling of churchcraft and statecraft is represented by the iron and the clay. {4BC 1168.8

This divided fourth kingdom of the feet and toes are professedly Christian, but they are in essence pagan.

Mind Map branch: toes ➧ iron + clay

The ROCK are those who come out of mixed religions - mixed with truth and error to join the Bridegrooms procession. These are they who are eating the foods our creator made for us - the same that Adam ate - fruit, nuts and seeds - so our mind will be clear and able to discern truth from error and apply those lessons learned to our lives and sharing what we learn with others.




“You saw that a stone ... smashed the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold into pieces” The stone, while a symbol of the law, is also a symbol of Jesus, who is pictured as the living stone [1 Peter 2:3,4], since He is the Mediator, who has the power to bring the hearts of men into harmony with the principles of the law. When the Divine Influence/power (the Holy Spirit imparted to us through Christ) is come INTO you you become the image or copy of Christ to the world. ("He shall send Jesus." Acts 3:19-20) "Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church (His People). When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 69.1 

Luke 20:17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?

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

Acts 4:11 For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says,
‘The stone that you builders rejected
has now become the cornerstone.’ NLT-SE

Acts 4:12 ¶ There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” NLT-SE

“Christ, the true foundation is a living stone; His life is imparted to all that built upon Him.” {MB 150.2}

Note that it is the same rock that either saves or destroys, thus illustrating the concept that “gospel truth ruins if it does not save.” {5T 134.1}

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}


Second Coming

"Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together." The second coming is the application where the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold are broken to pieces together.

And on "whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder." The people who rejected Christ were soon to see their city and their nation destroyed. Their glory would be broken, and scattered as the dust before the wind. And what was it that destroyed the Jews? It was the rock which, had they built upon it, would have been their security. It was the goodness of God despised, the righteousness spurned, the mercy slighted. Men set themselves in opposition to God, and all that would have been their salvation was turned to their destruction. All that God ordained unto life they found to be unto death. In the Jews' crucifixion of Christ was involved the destruction of Jerusalem. The blood shed upon Calvary was the weight that sank them to ruin for this world and for the world to come. So it will be in the great final day, when judgment shall fall upon the rejecters of God's grace. Christ, their rock of offense, will then appear to them as an avenging mountain. The glory of His countenance, which to the righteous is life, will be to the wicked a consuming fire. Because of love rejected, grace despised, the sinner will be destroyed. {DA 600.2}

Sin and sinners will perish, root and branch, (Mal. 4:1), -- Satan the root, and his followers the branches... {DA 763.4}

This is not an act of arbitrary power on the part of God. the rejecters of His mercy reap that which they have sown. God is the fountain of life; and when one chooses the service of sin, he separates from God, and thus cuts himself off from life. He is “alienated from the life of God.” Christ says, “All they that hate Me love death.” Eph. 4:18; Prov. 8:36. God gives them existence for a time that they may develop their character and reveal their principles. this accomplished, they receive the results of their own choice. By a life of rebellion, Satan and all who unite with him place themselves so out of harmony with God that His very presence is to them a consuming fire. the glory of Him who is love will destroy them. {DA 764.1}

Hos. 13:9 ¶ O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself;
Hos. 14:1 ¶ ... for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.


Second death, after the millennium

"The iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold” “became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them.” This is referring to where the law at last consumes both soul and body, and it happens after the thousand years. Rev. 20 is after the thousand years and is the application where the wind carries them away, that no place was found for them.
Attached text:

Devotional reading:
Mount of Blessing  pp. 146-152

Zechariah 3 is one of the most exciting chapters in Scripture. “He showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

That is us. We are brands plucked from the fire. Saved for eternity. How grand!



“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 Adventists, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this time God's chosen all saw clearly that we had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us.” CET 93, Early Writings, p. 33.2

It seems for years folk in Adventism just clung to the idea the 'stone' was the 2nd coming—and this in spite of the fact we were told over and over again by the Lord’s messenger that we needed to study Daniel and Revelation much more deeply. When one takes a closer look at what the Bible is actually saying, letting the prophetic word interpret itself, then you see there is more to it.

Christ IN His Bride, Christ IN His Kingdom, His throne is your mind! Hebrews 1:8 "But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne (our converted/transformed/transplanted mind=the thoughts, feelings, desires, words, actions of God = His Law, written into our fleshy tables of our heart/minds=Love of God toward us), O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom."

If Christ be IN us, we are partakers of the DIVINE NATURE of GOD Himself! The Holy Spirit/Divine Influence/power of God is come INTO us - which is Christ and God BOTH living inside us. When we ask HimJesus imparts the Holy Spirit to us! http://www.thefreedictionary.com/imparts

“By the transforming agency of His grace, the image of God is reproduced in the disciple; he becomes a new creature.

“It is the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, which Jesus said He would send into the world, that changes our character into the image of Christ; and when this is accomplished, we reflect, as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord.” God’s Amazing Grace, 246.

"When the times of refreshing (latter rain) shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus." Acts 3:19-20. Jesus gives us testing, perfecting messages to put into practice in our own lives and to share with others.

Jesus is desperately trying to tell us "I am YOUR righteousness!" Don't you get it? USE my sacrifice and MY LIFE to help you through the minefields the devil has laid to trap you! Live YOUR life through me! Ask me to take you for you cannot give yourself to me! MY sinless life/sacrifice will cover your old sins and I WILL help you be sin free like me!  I am your magic potion to use to be good. When you come to me, just as you are, I CAN HELP YOU! You must ask for the help. YOU MUST CHOOSE ME! 

To those that ASK HimJesus imparts the Holy Spirit ("the fruit of the Spirit (the fruit or result of having and knowing Jesus inside you) is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23.); for it is necessary that every believer should be delivered from pollution, as well as from the curse and condemnation of the law. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, the sanctification of the truth, the believer becomes fitted for the courts of heaven; for Christ works within us, and His righteousness is upon us.Without this no soul will be entitled to heaven. We would not enjoy heaven unless qualified for its holy atmosphere by the influence of the Spirit and the righteousness of Christ." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3

Read John 17:3, Jer 9:24 and Jer 33:3; It is imperative that we KNOW & UNDERSTAND GOD & His Son! When we do the the Holy Spirit/Divine Influence/Power of God is come INTO us! This is how both God and His Son make their "abode" in converted believers! 

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

"The measure of the Holy Spirit 
we receive will be proportioned to the measure of our desire and the faith exercised for itand the use we shall make of the light and knowledge (perfecting testing messages) that shall be given to us." --{RH May 5, 1896, Last Day Events, p. 188.5}

["GOD is a Spirit" John 4:24] How much or how many perfecting, testing messages of TRUTH do you want? 


How much we get of the "latter rain/"holy" Spirit/messages of truth" depends on how badly we want it and how we use what is given to us. How much of Jesus do we want? How will we use the truth He imparts to us? If we reject the messages He sends us, do you think He keeps sending more? "To disregard light is to reject it.”—5 Testimonies, 680. 

"Satan was trying his every art to hold them where they were, until the sealing was past, until the covering was drawn over God's people, and they left without a shelter from the burning wrath of God, in the seven last plagues." Early Writings, 43, 44. --{Sons and Daughters of God, p. 342.2}

What are the chambers in which they are to hide?—They are the protection of Christ and holy angels. The people of God are not at this time all in one place. They are in different companies, and in all parts of the earth; and they will be tried singly, not in groups. Every one must stand the test for himself (The Review and Herald, November 19, 1908). S.D.A. Bible Commentary

"Those who heed the warning shall dwell "in the secret place of the Most High," and "abide under the shadow of the Almighty." His truth shall be their shield and buckler. For them is the promise, "With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation." Psalm 91:1, 4, 16.  -Patriarchs and Prophets p 167.1 & 2

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 petitions would ascend with earnestness, importunity, urgency. It would be as if we were at the gate of heaven, soliciting entrance.

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.

Have you begged and pleaded with God for the latter rain? (testing, perfecting messages sent from God through Christ to us) Have you pleaded for the perfecting testing messages? Have you pleaded for the str

ength and power to obey God's "testing, perfecting latter rain messages" without delay? 

A Message to Startle People to Study—"The testing (perfecting latter rain) message (Rev 18:4:  Come out of all churches my people and Matthew 25:6: Go Ye out to meet the Bridegroom and JOIN the procession Revelation 3:18: by putting away self-exaltation and obeying Exodus 20:8-17) for this time is to be borne so plainly and decidedly as to startle the hearers, and lead them to desire to study the Scriptures."—Testimonies For The Church 9:109 (1909).

beg - implore - entreat - beseech

Pray, beg and plead (Make an emotional appeal. To appeal or entreat earnestly - argue your case or cause) with God, 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.” --{Last Day Events, p. 194.1

Let Christians put away all dissension and give themselves to God for the saving of the lost. Let them ask in faith for the promised blessing, and it will come.

The Early Rain Produces Conversion; The Latter Rain Develops a Christlike Character

At no point in our experience can we dispense with the assistance of that which enables us to make the first start. The blessings received under the former rain are needful to us to the end. . . . As we seek God for the Holy Spirit, it will work in us meekness, humbleness of mind, a conscious dependence upon God for the perfecting latter rain.--TM 507, 509 (1897).

The language of the soul must be, “He is mine; I will never let go his arm. He will bless me; the cleansing blood will be applied to my soul.” Like Jacob, I will not let thee go until you bless me!!!

Let your prayer be, “O Lord, preserve my soul, that I shall not dishonor thee.” Let your prayers ascend to God, that he may sanctify the soul in thought, in word, in spirit, in every transaction. Plead with God that not one thread of selfishness shall be woven into the fabric of your character. Let the prayer be offered: “Sanctify my heart through the truth. Let thy angels keep my soul in strict integrity. Let my mind be impressed with the simple, searching maxims in thy Word, given to guide me in this life as a preparation for the future, eternal life.”

"To those that ASK HimJesus imparts (To grant a share of; bestow) the Holy Spirit." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3 ["GOD is a Spirit" John 4:24Romans 8:11 “But if the Spirit of him [the Father] that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

God himself, his presence, His "HOLY" Spirit, lives inside us through Jesus: “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” Psalms 139:7. God is a Spirit and He is “Holy”, so it is the “Holy” Spirit” of God. His energy, HIS Power! His Kingdom! “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit [be filled with God Himself] and in truth [His 10 laws].” John 4:24. Jesus is here speaking of God the Father. "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 for the Church Volume 7, Page 273} Ephesians 4:6, “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthians 11:3. "Now unto the King eternal, immortalINVISIBLE, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:17. 

"To those that ASK HimJesus imparts the Holy Spirit." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3 Jesus IMPARTS His Father to US, WHEN WE ASK HIM FOR IT!!! The very power and Spirit of God Himself! His Kingdom! 

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

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

"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) 

"At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20 

THIS is the true Trinity! Do you want someone ELSE to steal YOUR place in the KINGDOM of God? 

"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 for the Church Volume 7, Page 273}

"He was born of the Holy Ghost. (the Holy Spirit IS the Son's Father! Just as when we are born again the Holy Spirit is OUR Father!) 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.)

"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.

Christ is the Son of GOD, that by some Divine Act Christ was brought forth from the Father before creation. And the Spirit proceeds from the Father, through the Son, making them both every-where present.

Leviticus 26:12 "And I will walk among you, and will be your GOD, and ye shall be my people."

1 Thessalonians 3:13 "To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before GOD, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints."

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

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

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

Who 
we worship, what kind of a God we 
adore and praise, has tremendous consequences to our understanding of 
God’s love, the integrity of His character, and the power of His salvation.

"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." (GC 493)

1Cor 15:28 "The Son of God was next in authority to the great Lawgiver. He knew that His life alone could be sufficient to ransom fallen man." --Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2, page 9, also in Lift Him Up, page 24

John 6:65 He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him." John 6:44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. And in John 5:30, Jesus says "I can of mine own self do nothing: (this is what our attitude has to become like: I can of my own self do nothing, like Jesus, we seek the Father's will.) as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." This should be our goal, also.

Hebrews 1:2 "But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom HE appointed heir of all things, and through whom HE made the universe." In other words, Jesus is GOD's foreman on the job." Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (give us their minds=GOD FATHER/Son Jesus)" (John 14:23) 

The Son of God is NEXT in AUTHORITY in His Fathers Kingdom(EW. Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2, page 9, also in Lift Him Up, page 24) The Bible says in Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power isgiven to me in heaven and in earth.” The Son is subordinate to the Father. (See 1 Cor. 15:24-28) 

Hebrews 7:25 (KJV) "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."

2 Corinthians 11:4: "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well (BEWARE) bear with him." More about WHAT has been  changed: https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/transmutation-of-the-three-angels-messages-into-3-unclean-frog-like-spirits



"As world church president, Neal Wilson was responsible for... the adoption of a revised statement of  the church’s “Fundamental Beliefs”  by delegates to the denomination’s world session in 1980,...  WORLD CHURCH LEADER: Pastor Neal C. Wilson, a former president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the father of current G.C. president Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson, passed to his rest on December 14, 2010 at an assisted living facility in Dayton, Maryland. He was 90 years old." 

Jude 1:4  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.


Preaching "ANOTHER" Gospel:

What about the Sanctuary in heaven with 2 apartments--the holy place and most holy place?
     "There is a sanctuary in heaven...In it Christ ministers on our behalf...In 1844, at the end of the prophetic period of 2300 days, He entered the second and last phase of His atoning ministry." 27 Doc, 312 (#23).
     This statement removes the words "most holy place" that were used in the other statements dealing with the fundamental beliefs of SDA's (1872 #10, 1912 #10), and replaced it with the words "second and last phase." (Another article not mentioning two apartments while discussing the Heavenly Sanctuary: AR Feb 16, 1984, p 7-8).

     What about Christ's work of atonement going on in the most holy place (2nd apartment of heavenly sanctuary) which began only after October 22, 1844 at the ending of the 2300 days, and not final until He finishes His work prior to His second coming?
     "...the sacrificial act on the cross--a complete, perfect, and final atonement for man's sin....That is the Adventist understanding of the atonement..." Ministry, February, 1957, p 10, 44.

     "...the Act of Atonement was completed on the Cross..." MOD 505. (emphasis in original).

     "Atonement has been completed..." AR February 16, 1984, p 7.

     "The atonement, or reconciliation, was completed on the cross...and the penitent believer can trust in the finished work of our Lord." 27 Doc, 315.

     "Today Seventh-day Adventist do teach that complete sacrificial atonement was made on the cross.  But our pioneers generally did not believe that atonement was made at the cross." The Sanctuary and the Atonement, p 586, by The Biblical Research Committee of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, R&HPA, 1981.
(Other statements along this same line: AR Nov 6, 1986, p 18; 27 Doc 106; AR January 6, 1983, p 3; AR Feb 7, 1985, p 9; AR March 5, 1992, p 11 (p 251)).

     This new position was in direct contradiction to the mass of pioneer literature and Testimonies dealing with the truth in this issue.  So to remedy this contradiction, the church published this statement:
     "When, therefore, one hears an Adventist say, or reads in Adventist literature--even in the writings of Ellen G. White--that Christ is making atonement now, it should be understood that we mean simply that Christ is now making application of the benefits of the sacrificial atonement He made on the cross." QOD 354-55.

     Since the SDA church has changed this truth about the atonement, and is teaching that it was completed on the cross, they must deal with the issue that only a priest can make atonement.  Christ was not a priest on earth (Hebrews 8:4), and thus the atonement could not have been made on the cross.
     But what does the SDA church teach about this?
     "...during His earthly ministry Christ was both priest and offering.  His death on the cross was part of His priestly work." 27 Doc 53.

     What about Christ as the only Head or first Minister of His church, our high Priest, and Mediator between God and man?
     "Elder Robert H. Pierson is the president of the General Conference and, as such the first minister of the Seventh-day Adventist church....including myself as its first minister." EEOC vs PPPA, Civ #74-2025 CBR.

     Now if the first minister or head of the SDA church is not Christ, but the General Conference president, then who is our high priest or mediator between God and man?
     "We see here that his [Aaron's] principle responsibility was to act as mediator, as a link between the holy and profane, between God and man....In like manner the [SDA] minister of the Gospel today is the high priest....Today we [SDA ministers] are the high priests....What a tremendous responsibility to act as mediators between God and man!" Ministry, December, 1961, p 27, 29.

     What about the true church of God being founded only on Christ and His truth, with the marks of the true church listed in Revelation 12:17 and 14:12; which "keep the commandments of God," the "faith of Jesus" and the "testimony of Jesus Christ" or "the spirit of prophecy" Revelation 19:10 being the writings of Ellen G. White; hence these writings have their continuing purpose, and are still to be followed today?
     "The four classical marks of the Biblical church apply to Seventh-day Adventists: its holiness (in Jesus Christ), its catholicity (universality), its apostolicity (in harmony with the witness of the apostles/founders), its unity (one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism)" AR October 1, 1992, p 27 (emphasis in original).

     So the SDA church proves its authenticity for being a true biblical church of God today, not by keeping the commandments or by following the Spirit of Prophecy, but by being holy, catholic or universal, apostolic, and one or united.  Why is this significant?  Because for hundreds of years the Catholic Church has claimed the exact same four marks as to why they are the true biblical church of God!
     "There are Four Marks by which the church of Christ [Catholic] may be recognized.  It must be One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic."Converts Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p 26, by Peter Geiermann (see also The Catholic Encyclopedia, p 99).

     Truly, the SDA church images Roman Catholicism, and must be included as being part of the Image of the Beast--or those Protestant churches which image Roman Catholicism!  In fact, the SDA church images Rome more closely than any other Protestant church in America!
     Judge William T. Hart of the U.S. District Court, North District of Illinois, East Division, handed down a decision in favor of the General Conference of SDA's who was being sued by Derrick Proctor.  Judge hart stated:
     "Church documents that prescribe the church's structure and governance confirm that all parts of the church are parts of a single entity.  Next to the Roman Catholic church, the Adventist church is the most centralized of all the major Christian denominations in this country." Derrick Proctor vs General Conference of SDA, case #81 C 4938, Findings of Fact, Section B, Church Objectives and Structures, p 22, October 29, 1986.




“Those who seek to remove the old landmarks are not holding fast; they are not remembering how they have received and heard. Those who try to bring in theories that would remove the pillars of our faith concerning the sanctuary or concerning the personality of God or of Christ, are working as blind men. They are seeking to bring in uncertainties and to set the people of God adrift without an anchor.”{MR760 9.5} The law is indeed our anchor, but Jesus is the wind in our sails.





1990 Herbert Ford, news director for the denomination, told the Indianapolis Star that Adventists who want to cling to the church’s historic anti-Catholic beliefs represent only about 1,000 of the church’s 750,000 North American members. ARKANSAS CATHOLIC, July 29, 1990 (Page 8) (emphasis supplied).

    "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}

"Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ’s church, for the PRESENCE of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can ALONE constitute a church.” Upward Look, 315.  

“I have been shown that unbelief in the testimonies has been steadily increasing as the people backslide from God. It is all through our ranks, all over the field. But few know what our churches are to experience. I saw that at present we are under divine forbearance, but no one can say how long this will continue. No one knows how great the mercy that has been exercised toward us. But FEW are heartily devoted to God. There are only a FEW who, like the stars in a tempestuous night, shine here and there among the clouds. 5T 76. 

"Those who die under the third angel's message are a part of the 144,000; there are not 144,000 in addition to these, but these help make up that number. They are raised to mortal life shortly before Christ comes, and . . . are changed to immortality when Christ appears." RH Sept. 23, 1880.

James White according to Sister White will be raised (along with all who make up the 144,000 (a literal number), those who keep the 7th day Sabbath and help to give the three angels messages Rev 14:6-12) from the dead, as was Moses, prior to Christ's second coming. Those that die under the 3rd Angels message will be awakened to hear the Father announce the day and hour of Christ coming. 


"Graves are opened, and "many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth. . . awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." Daniel 12:2. All who have 
died in the faith of the third angel's message come forth from the tomb glorified, to hear God's covenant of peace with those who have kept His law. "They also which pierced Him" 
(Revelation 1:7), those that mocked and derided Christ's dying 

The seal of the living God was described as a covering, as a mark of protection, for the coming time of trouble - a shelter which the Lord was already drawing over His people in 1849, as the sealing time had already begun. Describing a vision received on March 24, 1849, Sister White wrote:

"Satan is now using every device in this sealing time to keep the minds of God's people from the present truth and to cause them to waver. I saw a covering that God was drawing over His people to protect them in the time of trouble; and every soul that was decided on the truth and was pure in heart was to be covered with the covering of the Almighty.... I saw that Satan was at work in these ways to distract, deceive, and draw away God's people, just now in this sealing time.... Satan was trying his every art to hold them where they were, until the sealing was past, until the covering was drawn over God's people, and they [the careless] left without a shelter from the burning wrath of God, in the seven last plagues. God has begun to draw this covering over His people, and it will soon be drawn over all who are to have a shelter in the day of slaughter." EW 43, 44.

"Those only who have the seal of the living God, will be sheltered from the storm of wrath."—Present Truth, September 1849.

"The sealing time is very short, and will soon be over" EW 58.

“I have been shown that unbelief in the testimonies has been steadily increasing as the people backslide from God. It is all through our ranks, all over the field. But FEW know what OUR CHURCHES are to experience. I saw that at present (Over 100 years ago!) we are under divine forbearance, but no one can say how long this will continue. No one knows how great the mercy that has been exercised toward us. But FEW are heartily devoted to God. There are only a FEW who, like the stars in a tempestuous night, shine here and there among the clouds." 5T 76.


THE BRIDE'S COMMISSION DEFINED

"In visions of the night, representations passed before me of a great reformatory movement among God's people. Many were praising God....Hundreds and thousands were seen visiting families and opening before them the word of God. Hearts were convicted by the power of the Holy Spirit, and a spirit of genuine conversion was manifest. On every side doors were thrown open to the proclamation of the truth....I heard voices of thanksgiving and praise, and there seemed to be a reformation such as we witnessed in 1844. 9 Testimonies 126.

'Every one is to hear the last call to the MARRIAGE SUPPER (truth=3 angel's messages joined by the 4th angel at just the right time with the additional mention of the corruptions that have been entering the churches since 1844) of the Lamb. From town to town, from city to city, from country to country, the message of present truth is to be proclaimed, NOT WITH OUTWARD DISPLAY, BUT IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT." Gospel Workers 27. 

In Volume One, Chapter Four, we showed that the three angels of Revelation 14:6-12 and the angel of the loud cry (Revelation 18:1) ARE NOT LITERAL ANGELS, but rather men doing the work of God under the power and might of the Holy Spirit. Angels three and four then represent the Loudcriers, the 144,000 going forth throughout the earth. 

Concerning the third angel, Mrs. White explains that his message includes those of the preceding two. 

"It is represented as being given with a loud voice; that is, WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT." 7BC p.980.

"The most solemn warning...ever addressed to mortals is that contained in the third angel's message...Is the world to be left in darkness as to the nature of this sin? Most assuredly not. God does not deal thus with His creatures. His wrath is never visited upon sins of ignorance. Signs of the Times, Nov.1, 1899.



"GOD'S REMNANT PEOPLE ARE TO FILL THE EARTH WITH THE CRY OF THE THIRD ANGEL. Review & Herald, July 16, 1901."


“Let there be a revival of "the faith" and "power" of the early church, and the spirit of persecution will be revived, and the fires of persecution will be rekindled.” GC 48.

Implications Concerning the Three Angels’ Messages

The first angel’s message carries “the EVERLASTING GOSPEL.” False concepts of God and Christ do not constitute the “everlasting gospel.” If the Modern from 1980 on of professed Seventh day Adventists tritheistic doctrine of the Trinity is true, then the Advent pioneers presented what Paul called “another gospel” (Galatians 1:6) and must surely be disqualified as the remnant. The remnant must preach “the everlasting gospel”, not “another gospel.”

The "everlasting gospel" IS the "Kingdom of God". The "Holy Spirit" (Divine Influence/Power of God sent through His Son) that comes into God's remnant people through Christ by much study, fasting & prayer. They become so like Christ that they become one with God & Christ and represent them to the world by accepting and giving the three angels messages. They become part of the 144,000 remnant church triumphant Saints of Zion whose names are written in the book of life in Heaven.

The second angel’s message states that “Babylon is fallen.” 

If the pioneers understood God incorrectly, then they were deluded, and a part of Babylon. If they were correct, then the Modern SDA Church is Babylon. If the Pioneers were wrong, then they were Babylon, and the Modern Church is exalting a false movement and a false prophet! "As a  dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly." Proverbs 26:11

The third angel’s message says that the saints “keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” 

We break not only the first commandment, but according to James 2:10 
the whole Decalogue, worshiping a false god.

If the Adventists pioneers were wrong about the Godhead, then they were breaking the Commandment, and could not proclaim the message. If they were right, then the modern Church is WRONG and cannot proclaim the message. Either way, the Modern SDA Church cannot be the Remnant, since she was either born in Apostasy or has since went into Apostasy.

"Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate.  Let us go forth therefore unto Him WITHOUT the camp, bearing His reproach." Hebrews 13:12-13. "The first, second, and third angel's messages are to be repeated.  The call is to be GIVEN TO THE CHURCH: 'Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird....come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.'" Review and Herald, October 31, 1899 (vol 4, p 109, col 3).

WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES?

"...the light will shine, and all who are honest will LEAVE the fallen churches, and take their stand with the remnant”  -Early Writings: page 261

"If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Psalms 11:3.

"As a people we are to stand firm on the platform of eternal truth that has withstood test and trial. We are to hold to the sure pillars of our faith. The principles of truth that God has revealed to us are our only true foundation. They have made us what we are. The lapse of time has not lessened their value." Counsels to Writers and Editors, p 52.


"Another angel unites his voice with the third angel, and the earth is lighted with its glory. The light increases....It will be attended with great power, until its golden beams have fallen upon every tongue, every people, and every nation upon the face of the whole earth." Review & Herald, Aug. 18, 1885. 

"The Lord has shown me that the message of the third angel must go, and be proclaimed to the SCATTERED CHILDREN of the Lord...I saw that this message can stand on its own foundation and needs not time to strengthen it; and that IT WILL GO IN MIGHTY POWER, and do its work, AND WILL BE CUT SHORT IN RIGHTEOUSNESS.  Early Writings 75. 

"Souls that were scattered all through the religious bodies answered the call, and the precious were hurried out of the doomed churches (all churches, including SDA). Early Writings 297. 

"It is the union of the Holy Spirit and the testimony of the living witness that is to warn the world." 6BC 1053

These quotations from inspiration clearly show one part of the work of the Loudcriers, the Bride of Christ. 

On page 118 of Early Writings Ellen White saw another work of the 144,000. 


"I then saw the third angel. Said my accompanying angel, 'Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to SELECT THE WHEAT FROM THE TARES, AND SEAL, OR BIND, THE WHEAT FOR THE HEAVENLY GARNER.' These things should engross the whole mind, the whole attention." 

The "accompanying angel" directly states what part of the work this group will be doing. By comparison, Jesus said in the parable of the wheat and the tares angels would do the binding and separating. As pointed out in Volume One, the Holy Spirit's work is actually Michael's Spirit at work, guiding the spiritual events of these last days. Angels in turn have been recognized as "ministering Spirits" or extensions of God's Holy Spirit. 

"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

When the 144,000 are filled with the Spirit (Character/power/presence of Christ) so that they fully reflect the character of God who is in Christ, giving us Himself, His own  Character/Power/Presence, they are in fact the embodiment of Michael, Jesus Christ's own Holy Spirit = Christ's own character/power and presence. It will be less confusing in understanding how the 144,000 are the embodiment of Michael's power/character which is Christ's own Spirit, His own thoughts and feelings and His Presence if one remembers we are talking about Jesus taking the reins in HIS OWN HANDS to do His work. This spiritual work of the 144,000 is then the result of spiritual intercourse between the Bride and Jesus' Holy Spirit, as already experienced. There is far more to this intimacy between Jesus and His Bride than has heretofore been suspected.

"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

Can you imagine - how few 144,000 (starting from 1844 - including those who have died giving the three angels messages and keeping the 7th day Sabbath) really is? Now this INCLUDES (as I understand it) all those who have died believing in and giving the three angels messages AND the 7th day Sabbath message. This means, many of the 144,000 are dead already - how few are going to be a part of this message? It is terrible to think that like Noah's ark - so few are going to be saved in the Ark of the Covenant.

The 144,000 warn and wake up the 10 virgins. The 5 wise virgins who also brought vessels of oil with their lamps JOIN the Christ and His Bride who are the 144,000 already in the wedding party on it's way to the His Father's house for the wedding reception. This wilderness procession of a wedding party, divine romance is already in progress! COME OUT AND JOIN IT! The Spirit and the Bride say "Come"!

Learn more here about who the 144,000 really are:

How many of us really want to give up foods that will keep us from Heaven? Ellen White says the prevailing sin of this age is gluttony. That it is IMPOSSIBLE to gain character perfection while indulging appetite. That we cannot MAKE them understand the truths for these last days - that indulgence of appetite has been the CURSE of their lives! This is one of the most important parts of obeying to get to go to Heaven.  I pray that God will give me the victory of Jesus over appetite and all sins. I claim the victory of Jesus as my own by FAITH. What a most precious gift God has given us. I think of God struggling whether to give up his own dear Son to save guilty man. SURELY we can struggle to eat right foods! It is for our own good or He would not ask us to do it! Our manna is fruits nuts and seeds, grains and vegetables prepared as simply as possible.... are we going to complain about our manna? I have been eating like this - for about a month. I can tell a big change in my mind. Clearer, sharper... Just like Jesus I don't want my mind clouded for even a second by indulging in something. 

Jesus refused the mind numbing concoction given to Him on the cross - because He was in the service of His God and Father (John 20:17), and He did not want to lose His faculties to be able to resist temptation - it was possible for Him to sin and lose the battle right at the last second - and He chose not to risk it. How much more we as mortals should  not risk clouding our minds with foods or drinks (alcohol, wine, caffeinated or refined sugar beverages, or beverages made of animal products (milk).

Medication of Your Mind - All Foods and drinks are a "DRUG"

If you don't believe this, just watch the FDA restrict what even Cheerios can put on their cereal box - saying eating whole grain Cheerios will lower cholesterol! FDA Calls Cheerios an “Unapproved Drug”• All food and drink is regulated as a drug by our government, through the FDA! They seek to control and to cover the farm-to-table spectrum of food production. Learn more here about this: http://drday.com/tumor.htm#rumors

Sugar is a drug - Most parents say no to dessert for breakfast, but many children’s cereals have just as much sugar as a dessert" or more. Click here for more info. 

1 Peter 5:8 "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." Can you be sober-minded if you are MEDICATED by wrong food choices, beverage choices - anything we put in our mouth or absorb through our skin or eyes? The Greek word translated as "sober" is nepho, which literally means "drink no wine." From this it derived a broader meaning being self-controlled, free of confusion, clear headed, sound of mind, or keeping your head.
 

What comes to my mind are many statements including the word FEW. I will share a "few" :) of them with you here:

Few are listening for the voice of God, and ready to accept truth in whatever guise it may be presented. DA-232

God’s FEW People are:
"obscure people" —Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1. 
“humble minority” —Testimony Treasures Volume 2, Page 150
"the little band of believers" —Life Sketches Of James White And Ellen G. White 1888, Page 181
"little companies" ....Satan himself, appearing as an Angel of Light, will declare that the little companies standing in defiance of the Sunday law are causing the terrible judgments to continue, and therefore, ought not to be tolerated.
"little flock" —Christian Experience And Teachings Of Ellen G. White, Page 54 and "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."  —Luke 12:32
"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it." —Matthew 7:14
Ezekiel 5:3 “Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts.” The marriage language to the Lamb…Ruth and Boaz….
Matthew 9:37 “Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;”
Matthew 22:14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Luke 13:23-24 “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”

Notice it says there are "FEW" and that it's a "LITTLE FLOCK" of followers that actually get to go to Heaven and inherit the Kingdom of GOD.

"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} 

This is talking about the few members in the SDA church and other churches who eventually come out and JOIN the Bridegrooms procession:

“I heard the voice of earnest, agonizing prayer from a few who still remained with the companies that were in darkness. The ministers and leading men were passing around in these different companies, fastening the cords more firmly; but still I heard this voice of earnest prayer. Then I saw those who had been praying reach out their hands for help toward the united company who were free, rejoicing in God (those who already had come out of all churches and had joined the Bridegroom's procession). The answer from them, as they earnestly looked to heaven, and pointed upward, was, “Come out from among them, and be separate.” I saw individuals struggling for freedom, and at last they broke the cords that bound them. They resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter and refused to heed the repeated assertions: “God is with us.” “We have the truth with us.” Early Writings, p. 242.1


Shocking: "ANOTHER" Religious Body Prediction:

In fact, in 1867 Ellen White foresaw the SDA church becoming Catholic! (see Testimonies, vol 1, p 578). 

Notice how the "prediction" & "fulfillment" uses the exact wording "another":


"The image to the beast represents “ANOTHER” religious body clothed with similar powers." The Story of Redemption, p. 381.2, The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 277.2

The Shocking "ANOTHER" Religious Body Fulfillment:

And in the Adventist Review of March 5, 1981, on page 3, Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, states: "...there is ANOTHER universal and TRULY CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION, the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH."

Prediction: "Our religion would be changed....A new organization would be established."  Selected Messages, book 1, p 204-205.

"I know from the light that God has given me that there should be a revival of the messages that have been given in the past, because men will seek to bring in new theories, and will try to prove that these theories are scriptural, whereas they are error, which, if allowed a place, will undermine faith in the truth. We are not to accept these suppositions and pass them along as truth. No, no; we must not move from the platform of truth on which we have been established." {UL 199 Ellen White}


"Not one pin is to be removed from that which the Lord has established. The enemy will bring in false theories… there will be a departing from the faith. Where shall we find safety unless it be in the truths that the Lord has been giving for the last fifty years?" {Ellen White RH, May 25, 1905 par. 28}


John 12:42 "Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue [church];"


TVol. 8, page 294, “The hypnotic influence of Satan will rest upon those who turn from the plain word of God to pleasing fables.  It is those who have had the most light that Satan most assiduously seeks to ensnare. The enemy is trying to divert minds from preparing to stand in these last days."

"The days are fast approaching when there will be great perplexity and confusion. Satan, clothed in angel robes, will deceive, if possible, the very elect. There will be gods many and lords many. Every wind of doctrine will be blowing. Those who have rendered supreme homage to "science falsely so called" will not be the leaders then. Those who have trusted to intellect, genius, or talent will not then stand at the head of rank and file. They did not keep pace with the light. Those who have proved themselves unfaithful will not then be entrusted with the flock. 5T 080

"The Leading points of our faith as we hold them today were firmly established. Point after point was clearly defined, and all the brethren came into harmony. The whole company of believers were united in the truth. There were those who came in with strange doctrines, but we were never afraid to meet them.  {E.G. White, Manuscript Releases Volume 3, p. 413. 1903}

“In the future, deception of every kind is to arise, and we want solid ground for our feet. We want solid pillars for the building.Not one pin is to be removed from that which the Lord has established. The enemy will bring in false theories, such as the doctrine that there is no sanctuary. This is one of the points on which there will be a departing from the faith. Where shall we find safety unless it be in the truths that the Lord has been giving for the last fifty years? {Ellen White, Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, May 5, 1905}
“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. Gather up the rays of divine light that God has given as He has led His people on step by step in the way of truth. This truth will stand the test of time and trial.” Ms 62, 1905, p. 6 {A Warning against False Theories, May 24, 1905.} {Ellen White, 1905, Manuscript Releases Volume One, page 55}
“I have had presentations regarding the deceptions that Satan is bringing in at this time. I have been instructed that we should make prominent the testimony of some of the old workers who are now dead. Let them continue to speak through their articles as found in the early numbers of our papers. These articles should now be reprinted, that there may be a living voice from the Lord’s witnesses. The history of the early experiences in the message will be a power to withstand the masterly ingenuity of Satan’s deceptions. This instruction has been repeated recently. I must present before the people the testimonies of Bible truth, and repeat the decided messages given years ago. I desire that my sermons given at camp meetings and in churches may live and do their appointed work.—Letter 99, 1905. {Ellen White, 1905, Counsels to Writers and Editors, page 26}
“When the power of God testifies as to what is truth, that truth is to stand forever as the truth. No after-suppositions, contrary to the light God has given are to be entertained. Men will arise with interpretations of Scripture which are to them truth, but which are NOT truth. The truth for this time, God has given us as a foundation for our faith. He Himself has taught us what is truth. One will arise, and still another, with new light which contradicts the light that God has given under the demonstration of His Holy Spirit. A few are still alive who passed through the experience gained in the establishment of this truth. God has graciously spared their lives to repeat and repeat till the close of their lives, the experience through which they passed even as did John the apostle till the very close of his life. And the standard- bearers who have fallen in death, are to speak through the reprinting of their writings. I am instructed that thus their voices are to be heard. They are to bear their testimony as to what constitutes the truth for this time”. Preach the Word, p. 5. {Ellen White, 1905, Counsels to Writers and Editors, pages 31, 32}

One of the most significant statements by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in recent times regarding advancement in light (???) is that of William G. Johnsson, Editor of the Adventist Review.
"Adventist beliefs have changed over the years under the impact of ‘present truth’. Most startling is the teaching regarding Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. . . . the Trinitarian understanding of God, now part of our fundamental beliefs, was not generally held by the early Adventists." - Adventist Review, Jan 6, 1994. p.10.
Of such significance is this change that George Knight, Andrews University Seminary professor made the following statement in Ministry, the official Seventh-day Adventist journal for ministers:
"Most of the founders of Seventh-day Adventism would not be able to join the church today if they had to subscribe to the denomination’s Fundamental Beliefs. More specifically, most would not be able to agree to belief number 2, which deals with the doctrine of the trinity." - Ministry, October 1993, p. 10.
•  Restitution Ministries (acts321.org). Sermons from an Australian group.
•  Adventist Review Perpetuates the Omega. Critique on the April 22, 1999 Adventist Review article, "Heresy or Hopeful Sign? Early Adventists' struggle with the truth about the Trinity".
•  Article by the Adventist Biblical Research Institute. Describes the history.
•  Are SDAs Advancing?.
•  Articles on Godhead/Trinity. Many articles dealing with the subject question of the Godhead and the Trinity. Presents "the Godhead" view. Especially read Understanding the Issues.
•  100 and More Mysteries of the Trinity. by Lloyd G. Martin in PDF format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

"I saw the nominal church and nominal (professed, in name only, members of SDA organization) Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints (the remnant) then will be an obscure people, little known to the Catholics; but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hated us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people; that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday."Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.5


“Are we hoping to see the whole church revived? THAT TIME WILL NEVER COME.” Selected Messages Vol. 1 p. 122 

"It is IMPOSSIBLE for you to unite with those who are corrupt, and still remain pure. (II Corinthians 6:14-15 quoted). God and Christ and the heavenly host would have men know that if he unites with the corrupt he will become corrupt." S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 6, p. 1102.8, In Heavenly Places, p. 169.3.

2 Corinthians 6:14-15, Amplified Bible (AMP) 14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness? 15 What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]?Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?

"We should never give sanction to sin by our words or our deeds, our silence or ourPRESENCE."—The Desire of Ages, p. 152.3.

“Any connection with infidels and unbelievers which would identify us with them is forbidden by the word. We are to come out from them and be separate. In no case are we to link ourselves with them in their plans or work.” Fundamentals of Christian Education, p. 482.2.

"There can be no unity between truth and error. We can unite (join) with those who have been led into deception ONLY when they are converted." The Upward Look, p. 88.2.

"He [Enoch] did not make his abode with the wicked. . . . [Enoch] He placed himself and his family where the atmosphere would be as pure as possible." S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 1, p. 1087.10, Maranatha, p. 184.7, Christ Triumphant, p. 49.5

"His tastes and habits may at first be altogether dissimilar to the tastes and habits of those whose company he seeks; but as he mingles with this class, his thoughts and feelings change; he sacrifices right principles, and insensibly yet unavoidably sinks to the level of his companions. As a stream always partakes of the property of the soil through which it runs, so the principles and habits of youth invariably become tinctured with the character of the company in which they mingle."—Messages to Young People, pp. 411, 412.

"However kindly or beautiful or apparently profound his sermons or articles may be, when a man has arrived at the place where he teaches the heathen Catholic doctrine of the Trinity, and denies that the Son of God died for us, is he a true Seventh-day Adventist? Is he even a true preacher of the Gospel? And when many regard him as a great teacher and accept his unscriptural theories, absolutely contrary to the Spirit of Prophecy, it is time that the watchmen should sound a note of warning.…" [Portions of a letter written by J. S. Washburn in 1939. This letter was liked by a conference president so much that he distributed it to 32 of his ministers.] 


"Those who are uniting with the world, are receiving the worldly mold, and preparing for the mark of the beast." {CET 191.1}

Satan will set himself up to be worshiped in all of the churches in the world. Satan "Who opposes and exalts himself so proudly and insolently against and over all that is called God or that is worshiped, [even to his actually] taking his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming that he himself is God." 2 Thessalonians 2:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
"Souls that were scattered all through the religious bodies answered to the call, and the precious were hurried out of the doomed churches, as Lot was hurried out of Sodom before her destruction. God's people were strengthened by the excellent glory which rested upon them in rich abundance and prepared them to endure the hour of temptation. I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, 'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.' "Early Writings, pp. 277-279.  

Example chart showing the first names of how Satan set himself up to be worshiped after the flood, and how the names have changed and evolved over the centuries to what the gods are named today that all christendom bows down and worships in all 501c3 churches today:
 

 -- The General Conference leadership were "pursuing a similar course to that of the Roman Catholics" (Manuscript Releases, vol 9, p 179--Letter 53, 1894).

     -- The GC was being made "like Rome, the great head of the work" (Manuscript Release #133, p 27--Letter 71, April 8, 1894).

     -- And they were already "following in the track of Romanism" (Testimonies to Ministers, p 362).

Ellen White's pen warns us today, "The GREAT APOSTASY, which is DEVELOPING and INCREASING and waxing stronger, and WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout." (E.G. White, Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, p. 57).

“And thou, Capernaum [Seventh day Adventist, who have had great light], which are exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], SHALT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL…” Review and Herald p. 69, August 1, 1893 

"The proposed new constitution reverses the reformatory steps that were taken...in the constitution of 1901....but I want to say to you that any man who has ever read Neander's History of the Christian Church, Mosheim's, or any other of the great church historians...can come to no other conclusion but that the principles which are to be brought in through this proposed constitution, and in the way in which they are brought in, are the same principles, and introduced in precisely the same way, as they were hundreds of years ago when the papacy was made." 1903 General Conference Bulletin, p 150.

"I am charged to tell our people, that do not realize, that the devil has device after device, and he carries them out in ways that they do not expect.  Satan's agencies will invent ways to make sinners out of saints.  "I tell you now, that when I am laid to rest, great changes will take place.    "I do not know when I shall be taken; and I desire to warn all against the devices of the devil.   "I want the people to know that I warned them fully before my death." Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 60 (Manuscript 1, February 24, 1915).

"...what did the brethren in that fearful position in which they stood, reject at Minneapolis?  They rejected the latter rain, the loud cry of the third angel's message....
     "...the Spirit of the Lord was there to tell them that they were doing it, was it not?  But when they were rejecting the loud cry, the teaching righteousness; and then the Spirit of the Lord, by His prophet, stood there and told us what they were doing, what then? Oh!  Then they simply set this prophet aside with all the rest." 1893 General Conference Bulletin, p 183.  

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially a hierarchical system..." Record, June 23, 1990, p 2.

     "The session [55th General Conference Session in 1990] has demonstrated the hierarchical nature of the church's administrative structure." Record, August 4, 1990, p 2.

     "Others have so identified structure with policy and the official hierarchy of the church that change is often viewed as unfaithfulness." Adventist Review, Special Edition, October, 1994, p 51.

 "The General Conference, then is the Seventh-day Adventist church....the embodiment of the remnant church as a Christian denomination, in a unified worldwide organization, to which all baptized Seventh-day Adventists owe spiritual allegiance." EEOC vs PPPA, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, p 17, Opening Brief.


Prophesied 1867: "The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession." Testimonies for The Church Vol. 1 p. 578, January 29, 1867

How can there be such confident assurances today, as we clearly hear the denominational leaders trumpet from the pulpits of the land, “She is the ship of God, perhaps listing badly, yet we are assured that she is sailing steadfastly into the heavenly port…. STAY WITH THE SHIP!” “She is the ‘apple of God’s eye,’ ‘the remnant church.’ DON’T GIVE UP, NOW!” “Defective and feeble though she be, -- indeed, she is not perfect, -- but God will purify His church. THE APOSTATES WILL LEAVE! DON’T BE FOUND OUTSIDE WITH THEM.” “The church will appear as about to fall, BUT SHE WILL NOT FALL!” "Don't worry about being "contaminated" if you go to church!"
Does this sound familiar?!!! The messenger of the Lord warned us of this very thing happening a very long time ago. "These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it." EARLY WRITINGS, PAGE 241

"They (the remnant) resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter and refused to heed the repeated assertions: “God is with us.” “We have the truth with us.” Early Writings, p. 240.2
Like the dwellers in the vale of Siddim, the people are dreaming of prosperity and peace. "Escape for thy life," is the warning from the angels of God; but other voices are heard saying, "Be not excited; there is no cause for alarm." The multitudes cry, "Peace and safety," while Heaven declares that swift destruction is about to come upon the transgressor. On the night prior to their destruction, the cities of the plain rioted in pleasure and derided the fears and warnings of the messenger of God; but those scoffers perished in the flames; that very night the door of mercy was forever closed to the wicked, careless inhabitants of Sodom. God will not always be mocked; He will not long be trifled with. "Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it." Isaiah 13:9. The great mass of the world will reject God's mercy, and will be overwhelmed in swift and irretrievable ruin. But those who heed the warning shall dwell "in the secret place of the Most High," and "abide under the shadow of the Almighty." His truth shall be their shield and buckler. For them is the promise, "With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation." Psalm 91:1, 4, 16.  -Patriarchs and Prophets p 167.1 & 2

"Others resisted the light from heaven, saying that it was sent to lead them astray." Early Writings, p. 240.2 

"He attacked me by saying I was treading on very dangerous ground to go against the Catholic Church or its system.
     "He told us the word Catholic means universal, and then told us he was also a Roman Catholic and that we all are Catholic." Signed Statement by Harry Kurulak and Curtis Kurulak.

 "But just think: if you were a Catholic, what time does Mass begin?  What?  6:00 a.m.  And Catholic means universal.  So you really are a Catholic--Adventist Catholic, a Roman Catholic..." Transcript of Taped Sermon by SDA pastor Gale Gabbert, November 9, 1991, p 1.

"Some have thought it an evidence of intellectual keenness and superiority to perplex minds in regard to what is truth. They resort to subtlety of argument, to playing upon words; they take unjust advantage in asking questions. When their questions have been fairly answered, they will turn the subject [and] bring up another point to avoid acknowledging the truth. We should beware of indulging the spirit which controlled the Jews. They would not learn of Christ, because His explanation of the Scriptures did not agree with their ideas; therefore they became spies upon His track, 'laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him.' Let us not bring upon ourselves the fearful denunciation of the Saviour's words, 'Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered." Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 108,109

"To those who are indifferent (Laodicean/lukewarm) at this time Christ's warning is: 'Because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of My mouth.' Revelation 3:16. The figure of spewing out of His mouth means that He cannot offer up your prayers or your expressions of love to God. he cannot endorse your teaching of His word or your spiritual work in anywise. He cannot present your religious exercises with the request that grace be given you." 6 Testimonies, p. 408

“Today we hesitate to claim we’re the remnant; but as for Laodicea, that’s us! Us alone!...No other Christian group vies with us for the dubious privilege of being identified with it....claiming exclusive rights to Laodicea is not politically incorrect. So, unchallenged, we've become anchored in the view that Seventh-day Adventists are the sole group envisioned in the apocalyptic concept of that term.” Adventist Review, August 28, 2008, p 5.

I guess that is why, “I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, "Father, give us Thy Spirit." Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy, and peace. Satan's object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God's children.” {EW 56.1}

Satan takes those prayers, and all the while the lukewarm, foolish virgin Laodiceans—all “poor, miserable, blind, and naked.”  think they are praying to God.

We must stay close to Jesus, to ensure we don’t end up in this condition.

“You think, that those who worship before the saint’s feet, (Rev 3:9), will at last be saved. Here I must differ with you; for God shewed me that this class were professed Adventists, who had fallen away, and “crucified to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.” And in the “hour of temptation,” which is yet to come, to show out every one’s true character, they will know that they are forever lost; and overwhelmed with anguish of spirit, they will bow at the saint’s feet.” (EGW A Word to the Little Flock, page 12)

Did you catch that?  Those Jews who say they are and are not are actually “professed Adventists” the “synagogue of Satan”.  In other words “nominal Adventists”.  Nominal means in name only or "professed" a "member" of "the church" the conference claims "owe" spiritual allegiance to. ("The General Conference, then is the Seventh-day Adventist church....the embodiment of the remnant church as a Christian denomination, in a unified worldwide organization, to which all baptized Seventh-day Adventists owe spiritual allegiance." EEOC vs PPPA, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, p 17, Opening Brief.) What happened to owing spiritual allegiance to God only????!!!

"I saw those who were in darkness thrusting them (the remnant) with side and with shoulder. Then many who cherished the sacred light, broke the cords which confined them and stood out separated from those companies. As they were doing this, men belonging to the different companies and revered by them passed through, some with pleasing words, and others with wrathful looks and threatening gestures, and fastened the cords which were weakening. These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it." EARLY WRITINGS, PAGE 241

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

"Others rashly denied the light behind them, and said it was not God that had led them out so far. The light behind them went out, leaving their feet in perfect darkness, and they stumbled and lost sight of the mark and of Jesus, and fell off the path down into the dark and wicked world below." TESTIMONIES FOR THE CHURCH VOLUME 1, PAGE 59 

A picture is worth a thousand words. 
"Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate.  Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach." Hebrews 13:12-13.

     "The first, second, and third angel's messages are to be repeated.  The call is to be given to the church: 'Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird....come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.'" Review and Herald, October 31, 1899 (vol 4, p 109, col 3).

"I saw that God had stretched out His hand the second time to recover the remnant of His people. They are these who have been covered up in the “rubbish” since 1844. I saw that efforts to spread the truth should now be put forth, such as in 1843 and 1844. In the scattering, efforts to spread the truth had but little effect—accomplished but little or nothing—but now in the gathering time, when God has set His hand to gather His people, efforts to spread the truth will have their designed effect; and all should be zealous and united in the work. I saw that a paper was needed, and all should feel interested in it." Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.5


Fulfilled:


As prophesied by E. G. White, God's messenger to the SDA Church. 

The CROSS and Signage change in your church was not a coincidence 
It did not happen by chance.


 
Prophecy: 
“That night I dreamed that I was in Battle Creek looking out from the side glass at the door and saw a company marching up to the house, two and two. They looked stern and determined. I knew them well and turned to open the parlor door to receive them, but thought I would look again. The scene was changed. The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession. One bore in his hand a cross, another a reed. And as they approached, the one carrying a reed made a circle around the house, saying three times: "This house is proscribed. The goods must be confiscated. They have spoken against our holy order." Terror seized me, and I ran through the house, out of the north door, and found myself in the midst of a company, some of whom I knew, but I dared not speak a word to them for fear of being betrayed. I tried to seek a retired spot where I might weep and pray without meeting eager, inquisitive eyes wherever I turned. I repeated frequently: "If I could only understand this! If they will tell me what I have said or what I have done!" Testimonies for The Church Vol. 1 p. 578, January 29, 1867
Fulfillment: 
“You've waited more than 150 years for the Church to adopt an official, worldwide corporate identity. Fortunately, there is no need to wait any longer for your sign.” 

“Positive ID is the officially licensed supplier for the Seventh-day Adventist logo accessories so we can guarantee that your signage complies with the strict global identity standards required by the General Conference.” Ministry Magazine July 1997 {back cover]. 

“The years 1996 and 1997 will go down in Seventh-day Adventist church history as the era during which our church adopted and Implemented a unified corporate image.” Ministry Magazine p. 31, July 1997. Actually the portrayal of a cross in an engraved gold medallion as a symbol of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was given to the pope did already exist in 1977. 
“The book presented was the Adventist missionary book Faith in Action, and the medallion was a gold-covered symbol of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The medallion is an engraved witness to the Adventist faith in Christ as Creator, Redeemer, and soon-coming Lord, in the cross and Bible…” Adventist Review August 11, 1977. But it was not until 1996 when it was finally implemented and adopted as a world wide, corporate identity. 
“The explanation of the church's corporate (logo) identity is on our web site at www.adventist.org. It was voted several years ago (1996) by the Executive Committee of the General Conference during its Annual Council. It expresses our beliefs and has been discussed by several focus groups before it was taken for a decision… Nobody required anybody to do what we did. Representatives from the world church, in council, discussed the logo, which, by the way, includes a full name of the church, and agreed that this is what we will do.” Letter of Ray Dabrowski, Communication Director of SDA Church World Headquarters, Wed, 27 June 2001.
There it is, the exact fulfillment of Ellen G. White's dream in Testimonies for the Church Volume 1, page 578 ( 1867 ). That this [SDA Church] will carry or raise-up the standard of Rome that portrays a pagan cross thus following the track of Romanism. Please see also Testimonies to Ministers page 362. 

Is the cross a Christian symbol? 

“Papists place crosses upon their churches, upon their altars, and upon their garments. Everywhere is seen the insignia of the cross. Everywhere it is outwardly honored and exalted.” Great Controversy page 568 

“The cross was associated with the power of Rome.” Desire of Ages page 416 

“The badge of Christianity is not an outward sign, not the wearing of a cross or a crown, but it is that which reveals the union of man with God.” Ministry of Healing page 470 

“The cross is recognized as one of the most important symbols of the Roman Catholic Church. It is displayed on top of roofs and towers. It is seen on altars, furnishings, and ecclesiastical garments. The floor plan of the majority of Catholic churches is laid out in the shape of the cross. Catholic homes, hospitals, and schools have the cross adorning the walls. Everywhere the cross is outwardly honored and adored – hundreds of ways!” Babylon Mystery of Religion pages 39-40
What is Roman Catholic Church's power?
" QUESTION: How prove you that the Church hath power to command feasts and holy days? 

ANSWER: By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of and therefore, they fondly contradict themselves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church. 

QUESTION: How prove you that? 

ANSWER: Because by keeping Sunday they acknowledge the Church's power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin." 

The Douay Cathechism, page 59.
What is Christ's badge according to the SDA church?
"His (Christ's) badge was a cross, not crown." Adult Teachers Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, Apr-May-June 2005, page 76, Teachers Edition.
“…As is the mother so is her daughter …” Ezekiel 16:44 

“But Babylon the harlot is the mother of daughters who follow her example of corruption. Thus are represented those churches that cling to the doctrines and traditions of Rome and follow her worldly practices…” Spirit of Prophecy Vol. 4 p. 233
“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.”… What stronger delusion can beguile the mind than the pretense that you are building on the right foundation and that God accepts your works, when in reality you are working out many things according to worldly policy and are sinning against Jehovah? … Who can truthfully say: “Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments 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 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 for the Church Vol. 8 p. 247-250, April 21, 1903 

“A virtuous woman represents a pure church, a vile woman an apostate church. Babylon is said to be harlot...” Spirit of Prophecy Vol. 4 p. 233 

Mrs. White said in 1893, “at the present time,” do not call the church Babylon (Testimonies to Ministers, page 50). That was in 1893. But 10 years later, in 1903 the church became a harlot or Babylon. In 1893 it was a man [AW Stanton] who said that the church is Babylon, but in 1903 it was God through EG White who said that the SDA church is harlot or Babylon . 

“Are we hoping to see the whole church revived? THAT TIME WILL NEVER COME.” Selected Messages Vol. 1 p. 122 

“And thou, Capernaum [Seventh day Adventist, who have had great light], which are exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], SHALT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL…” Review and Herald p. 69, August 1, 1893 

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 

“Likewise greet the church that is in their house.” Romans 16:5
“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3.

1899 - God's Sabbath to be given up if church unites in politics and with world (Signs of the Times, vol 4, p 77). Church unites in politics and with the papacy (SDA Bible Commentary, vol 4, p 1168-1169)!

“The sins and iniquities of rebellious Israel are recorded and the picture presented before us as a warning that if we imitate their example of transgression and depart from God we shall fall as surely as did they.” 1T-608, 609
“...The world must not be introduced into the church, and married to the church, forming a bond of unity. Through this means the church will become indeed corrupt, and as stated in Revelation, ‘A cage of every unclean and hateful bird.’” Testimonies to Ministers-265.

We have no time to lose. The end is near. 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, March, 1990, p 22-23. 
"As the Jews departed from God, and failed to make the righteousness of Christ their own by faith, the Sabbath lost its significance to them. Satan was seeking to exalt himself and to draw men away from Christ, and he worked to pervert the Sabbath, because it is the sign of the power of Christ. The Jewish leaders accomplished the will of Satan by surrounding God's rest day with burdensome requirements. In the days of Christ the Sabbath had become so perverted that its observance reflected the character of selfish and arbitrary men rather than the character of the loving heavenly Father. The rabbis virtually represented God as giving laws which it was impossible for men to obey. They led the people to look upon God as a tyrant, and to think that the observance of the Sabbath, as He required it, made men hard-hearted and cruel. It was the work of Christ to clear away these misconceptions. Although the rabbis followed Him with merciless hostility, He did not even appear to conform to their requirements, but went straight forward, keeping the Sabbath according to the law of God." The Desire of Ages, p. 283.4

SDA Apostasy Ends in Destruction
1855 - God's frown brought upon the church (Testimonies, vol 1, p 122).
1856 - None but the pure and holy acknowledged by God (Testimonies, vol 1, p 133).
1857 - Church declared to be lukewarm (Testimonies, vol 1, p 141).
1859 - Denounced as Laodicea. Christ's presence departed. Called to repent (Testimonies, vol 1, p 186).
1862 - Distance lessening between world (Testimonies, vol 1, p 277).
1865 - Work of God stayed (Testimonies, vol 1, p 466). Ministers called to be re-converted and purified (Testimonies, vol 1, p 469).
1868 - Ministers declared unfaithful. Departed from light. Allowed Satan to plant his hellish banner in the midst of the church (Testimonies, vol 2, p 440).
1873 - Will not receive correction, reproof, or warnings. Spiritual blindness results. Condition is condemned (Testimonies, vol 3, p 255).
1875 - Satan's chief work is at headquarters of SDA faith. Warned if heart of work corrupted, then testimonies, pillars, Scriptures doubted, and incurable rebellion until destroyed (Testimonies, vol 4, p 210-211).
1876 - Warning that God's power cannot uphold if warnings, counsels, and reproofs despised (Testimonies, vol 4, p 180). Destruction of Jerusalem as example (Testimonies, vol 4, p 166-167).
1879 - Reproofs and warnings unheeded. Christ mourns (Review and Herald, vol 1, p 207-209). Dishonesty practiced throughout (Testimonies, vol 4, p 310).
1881 - Spirit of perjury active. Truth being turned into falsehood (Testimonies, vol 5, p 94-95).
1882 - Many to loose eternal life (Testimonies, vol 5, p 49). Assimilating to world (Testimonies, vol 5, p 64, 190). Following same path as Israel (Testimonies, vol 5, p 94). Ministers corrupt (Testimonies, vol 5, p 78). Church corrupt (Testimonies, vol 5, p 79). Prevailing spirit is apostasy (Testimonies, vol 5, p 79). Warning of church becoming an harlot (Review and Herald, vol 1, p 337-338).
1883 - All given opportunity to manifest true spirit (Selected Messages, book 3, p 414).
1885 - Greater failure seen in SDA's than was seen in Jewish church. Terrible amount of guilt responsible for. Light being withheld (Testimonies, vol 5, p 456-457).
1886 - Repent of candlestick removed (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 89-90). Internal corruptions to destroy church like Jerusalem (Selected Messages, book 2, p 378). God's true church not to fall (Selected Messages, book 2, p 380). Message to awake from the dead (Selected Messages, book 2, p 382).
1887 - Whole church never revivable. More to fear from within than from world. Satan plans to never awaken to true condition. Deceptions abound (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 121-122).
1888 - If proclaim third angel's message, then receive Latter Rain. General Conference meeting held at Minneapolis. Latter Rain rejected (Selected Messages, book 1, p 234-235; Testimonies to Ministers, p 468). Light kept from people (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 266).
1889 - God's rebuke upon church (Testimonies, vol 5, p 719). Human wisdom exalted (Testimonies, vol 5, p 707). Most dangerous snares to come from own brethren (Testimonies, vol 5, p 477).
1890 - Satan to work through leadership (Selected Messages, book 1, p 407). Confederating with world (Testimonies to Ministers, p 462-463). Reproof rejected (Testimonies to Ministers, p 465). Same evil spirit from Minneapolis active (Testimonies to Ministers, p 467). Baal is the choice of many (Testimonies to Ministers, p 467-468). Sacred trusts betrayed (Testimonies to Ministers, p 471). Lack of moral and spiritual power throughout conferences. Greatest evils in largest churches. Church has fallen (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 453)!
1891 - Warning if unite with world, the church would become Babylon (Testimonies to Ministers, p 265)! Satan's image upon work (Testimonies to Ministers, p 277).
1892 - Warning to cease to depend upon pastors and teachers for the truth (Manuscript Release #1200, p 11--Letter 19d, Sept 1, 1892).
1893 - Professed SDA's to be brought down to hell, and church to be ruins (Review and Herald, vol 3, p 69). Warning of false teachers in church (Review and Herald, vol 5, p 9).
1894 - Many to stand in church pulpits with the hellish torch of Satan. Faithful ministers to be removed (Testimonies to Ministers, p 409-410). Distance to papacy lessening (Signs of the Times, vol 3, p 99). God's truth misrepresented. People asleep. God is dishonored (Review and Herald, vol 3, p 173-176).
1895 - Warning that soon many to loose eternal life (Testimonies to Ministers, p 97). General Conference to control all institutions. General Conference becoming corrupt (Testimonies to Ministers, p 359). Following in the track of Romanism (Testimonies to Ministers, p 362).
1896 - Warning not to respect voice of General Conference (Spalding and Magan Collection, p 35--Letter 81, May 31, 1896). Evil spirit of Minneapolis still cherished by General Conference (Testimonies to Ministers, p 76), and will continue to be cherished (Spalding and Magan Collection, p 35). General Conference not to be as God to the people (Spalding and Magan Collection, p 35). Warning not to lower the importance of the Sabbath (Selected Messages, book 2, p 384-385). History of Jewish nation to be repeated in SDA church (Selected Messages, book 2, p 111).
1897 - Many will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils (Selected Messages, book 2, p 392). Rebellion and apostasy in very midst of church (Selected Messages, book 2, p 394). True SDA's to denounce as such (Selected Messages, book 2, p 395). Those who apostatize voice words of the dragon (Selected Messages, book 2, p 395). Unbelief is established (Selected Messages, book 2, p 147). God's faithful ministers being removed (Testimonies to Ministers, p 410). Warning that Jerusalem became Babylon (Selected Messages, book 3, p 417).
1898 - If continue disobedience than Jerusalem represents SDA church. Christ weeps (Testimonies, vol 8, p 67-68). Cause of Christ to be betrayed (Review and Herald, vol 3, p 571).
1899 - God's Sabbath to be given up if church unites in politics and with world (Signs of the Times, vol 4, p 77). Church unites in politics and with the papacy (SDA Bible Commentary, vol 4, p 1168-1169)!
1900 - Church unites with the world (Testimonies, vol 8, p 118-119; This Day With God, p 28; Christ’s Object Lessons, p 315-316; Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of EG White, p 55--Manuscript 44, 1900).
1901 - General Conference no longer as voice of God to SDA people (1901 General Conference Bulletin, p 25). Latter Rain rejected again! Leaders told God's Spirit to go away, and that they would call for Him when they wanted Him (Battle Creek Letters, p 55-56--Letter 123, Aug 5, 1902 [reference back to 1901]).
1902 - SDA's have been humiliated by leadership. Departed from landmarks and faith. Not to depend on them (Battle Creek Letters, p 53--Letter 128, July 6, 1902).
1903 - SDA church denounced as harlot of Babylon (Testimonies, vol 8, p 247-250). Many lost eternal life (Upward Look, p 301). Satan to reform church, through leadership, in series of apostasy (Selected Messages, book 1, p 204-205). Very elect to be deceived if possible (Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 6--Nov 27, 1903).
1904 - Some leadership under guidance of evil angels (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 19--June, 1904). God condemns them (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 24). True SDA's not to follow leadership (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 8-9--July 25, 1904), but must speak out and expose deceptions (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 15--July 24, 1904).
1905 - Traitors among SDA's (Special Testimonies, Series B#&, p 15--Nov 20, 1905). Christ calls God's true people to come out and be separate (Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 63-64--Nov, 1905). If accept false theories, then apostasy from the truth occurs (Selected Messages, book 2, 290).
1906 - Spirit of wickedness at work in church to make void the law of God (Paulson Collection, p 60--July 4, 1906).
1907 - False theories accepted (Selected Messages, book 2, p 397). Apostasy occurs (Selected Messages, book 3, p 408), so Series of Apostasy begun.
1908 - Satan more active than ever to trap souls (Review and Herald, vol 5, p 468).
1909 - Pay being withheld from workers who will not go along with Conference. Call to break bands and fetters of church. A false experience coming in to control minds (Testimonies to Ministers, p 477-481).
1913 - Men and institutions departing from God's principles, and failing to do the very work which God ordained should be done (Southern Union Worker, Oct 16, 1913).
1949 - Review and Herald requests that Elder D.E. Rebok revise Bible Readings for the Home Circle, deleting twice that Christ came in sinful flesh (compare with 1916 edition p 174). Regarding this issue see Desire of Ages p 49; Selected Messages, book 1, p 408; Great Controversy, p 421-22, 429; Manuscript 50, 1900.
1955 - SDA leadership repudiated Seventh-day Sabbath keeping as a basis for salvation to Martin and Barnhouse. On this issue see SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 970; Testimonies, vol 6, p 350; Counsels to Writers and Editors, p 94-95; Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 51.
1957 - In Questions On Doctrine by the Review and Herald Press, on p 381, it is denied that Jesus is our High Priest atoning for us now in the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary. It states that "He had already obtained it for us on the cross." M.L. Andreasen was disfellowshipped for objecting to Questions On Doctrine.
1966 - In Ministry Magazine of March, 1966, Leroy Froom states: "Today the old largely negative approach--emphasizing chiefly the things wherein we differ from all other religious groups--is past, definitely past." Also in the same magazine in June, 1966, Howard Weeks states: "If in expectation of a larger prophetic role amid these trends Adventists should gird up their evangelistic lions they would find themselves in step with other evangelicals who share their concern...The Adventist church today is better prepared to make common cause with these other evangelicals than at any previous time in its history....The denomination is more definitely oriented than ever to the historic evangelical concepts....The heavy, sometimes bellicose, emphasis on the law and the Sabbath in times past undoubtedly struck more raw nerves...in contrast today, with a clear assert of the denomination's evangelical heritage...a new era of evangelistic emphasis and membership growth..."
1969 - The Autumn Council, as reported in Review and Herald, Dec 18, 1969, voted that "Whereas...voted...departmental plans...to create a public image...set salvation within the reach of the multitudes...to place emphasis on the noncontroversial truths shared in common with all Christianity.
"1971 - Review and Herald publishes Movement of Destiny, by Leroy Froom, in which he states: "He (Christ) was perfect in His humanity, but He was none-the-less God; and His conception in His incarnation was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit so that He did not partake of the fallen, sinful nature of other men." Regarding this issue see Desire of Ages, p 117; SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 929; Review and Herald, vol 1, p 143; Spirit of Prophecy, vol 2, p 39.
1975 - General Conference President--Neal C. Wilson--states under oath in Court: "Although it is true that there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist church when the denomination took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint, and the term 'hierarchy' was used in a pejorative sense to refer to the papal form of church governance, that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist church is concerned." Reply Brief for the Defendant, p 4, case #C-74-2025 CBR. March 30, 1975. In 1985, Neal Wilson denied ever making such a statement. He states: "Our position is not changed. But our work is not to denounce the Roman Catholic church. We speak the truth and let the truth do the cutting. We have not consigned anything to the 'trash heap,' as one publication has charged. We are not watering down or diluting the message. I regret that statements get into print that do not give an accurate picture." Pacific Union Recorder, Feb 18, 1985. (See Testimonies, vol 5, p 94-95 regarding perjury, and Testimonies to Ministers, p 304).
1977 - Samuel Bacchiocchi wrote From Sabbath To Sunday. In this book, he refers to Sunday as being the Lord's day 51 times in the first 160 pages. (Regarding this issue, see Testimonies, vol 6, p 128; The Sanctified Life, p 74). On page 360 of Bacchiocchi's book, he states that the moral Sabbath was nailed to the cross. On page 163 he calls the moral Sabbath a Jewish institution, and on page 368 he calls the moral Sabbath ceremonial, and a shadow on page 356 and 369. (Regarding these issues, see Selected Messages, book 2, p 147-153).
1982 - The Sabbath in Scripture and History, published by the Review and Herald, states on page 127 that the "Lord's day in Rev. 1:10...[possibly] refers to an annual resurrection celebration." And in the Spectrum Magazine vol 14, #3, Edward Vick states that the sanctuary doctrine is not needed now. (See Manuscript 46, May 18, 1904; Upward Look, p 152 regarding this issue). Also the 1000 Days of Reaping was initiated to bring in 1,000,000 new SDA's by lowering the standards. (See Testimonies, vol 6, p 144, 143; Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 42-45 (Testimonies, vol 2, p 439-440 applies this to SDA's); Testimonies to Ministers, p 409-410; Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 46; Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 55; Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 47; Selected Messages, book 3, p 412; Upward Look, p 88).
1984 - 1300 Hungarian SDA's were disfellowshipped for protesting against the church's membership in the National Council of Free Churches. (See Testimonies to Ministers, p 79-80 about this. And for more on the SDA church's involvement with the World Council of Churches, read The World Council of Churches and the SDA Church). Also the Ministry Magazine of Nov, 1984, on page 22 states; "In 1888 the direction of the Adventist church took an upward turn at the Minneapolis ministerial presession...and the church has not been the same since. "The 1985 World Ministers Council follows in the tradition of 1888." Ellen white stated about the church in 1888 that "The facts concerning the read condition of the professed people of God, speak more loudly than their profession, and make it evident that some power has cut the cable that anchored them to the Eternal Rock and they are drifting away to sea without chart and compass." Review and Herald, July 24, 1888. Ellen White also states; "In 1888 in the General Conference held at Minneapolis, Minn., the angel of Revelation 18 came down to do his work, and was ridiculed, criticized and rejected. And when the message he brings again, swells into a loud cry, it will again be ridiculed, spoken against and be rejected by the majority," E.G. White in "Taking Up A Reproach" cited inSome History, Some Experience, and Some Facts, p 1, by A.T. Jones.
1986 - The British Union Conference of SDA's upholds the British Sunday Trading Laws.
1989 - In the NAD guidelines for "Homecoming Emphasis During Year of Evangelism" on p 37, lines 30-35, it states the General Conferences' desire that every SDA pastor in the North American Division be trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming hypnosis, and that 200 SDA pastors have already been certified as trainers. In Selected Messages, book 2, 351, God tells us that when we see this, we are "near the close of probation."
1990 - Celebration enters the church and continues to spread, and in Selected Messages, book 2, p 336, God tells us that when we see this, we are "just before the close of probation." Also on the cover of the August issue of Ministry Magazine, depicts the coming of the false Christ which they claim is the real Jesus. This picture is also loaded with occultic symbols and claimed by SDA leadership to be a great evangelistic tool in poster form.
1991 - Becoming a Master Student, by David Ellis, is required reading in most SDA colleges. It is Eastern mystical spiritualism. Also The Cast, by Andrews University Seminary Pre-Year Book Staff, is illustrated with Roman Catholic art work throughout, and which Ellen White strongly objected to (see Manuscript Release #663, Letter 81a, Dec 20, 1897).
1990's - 2000's - SDA periodicals, especially the children's magazines, continues to be loaded with New Age, occultic, and satanic signs and symbols hidden, and not so hidden, in the artwork. Also personality typing (sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, melancholy, and etc.) continues to be popular, and is derived from Babylonian astrology.
1980's-2000's - Pagan Easter Sunrise Services at SDA churches.
1980's-2000's - Sunday Services at SDA churches. In fact, in 1867 Ellen White foresaw the SDA church becoming Catholic! (see Testimonies, vol 1, p 578). And in the Adventist Review of March 5, 1981, on page 3, Neal Wilson states: "...there is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church."
"The Seventh-day Adventist Church follows a model of organizational order in the church which is modified from the orders of Roman Catholicism, but it retains the same notions of clerical order which separates the members of the Church into two classes--clergy and laity." (Douglas Devnich, president of the Canadian Union of Seventh-day Adventists, in the Messenger (Official Journal of the Canadian Union Conference), December, 1993, p 2).

"At the local conference level the Seventh-day Adventist church has a representative form of government, above that level the polity of the Seventh-day Adventist is hierarchical: authority flows downward and members in local congregations have virtually no voice.... the Seventh-day Adventist church is a closed, self-operating, and self-perpetuating system, similar to the Roman Catholic church, in which those in authority are not responsible to lower echelons. Above the local conference level, those in authority are not elected by, representative of, or administratively accountable to, local congregations or the membership at large." (Raymond F. Cottrell, former Associate Editor of the Adventist Review and the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, in Spectrum (Journal of Association of Adventist Forums), vol 14, #4, March, 1984, p 42).

"...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Adventist Review, March 5, 1981, p 3).

"The plain and undeniable fact is that the Seventh-day Adventist church is most assuredly not a ‘congregational’ one (although it contains elements of congregationalism) but is clearly of the...‘hierarchical’ variety." (Neal C. Wilson, Court Transcript of United States vs. the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs. the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, parentheses in original).

"...The structure of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially hierarchical...The pyramid of church organization maintains equilibrium and sustains growth..." (Walter Scragg, President of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in the Record, June 23, 1990, p 4-5).

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church...maintains ...a hierarchical structure of church authority." (Neal C. Wilson, in the Court Transcript of the United States Secretary of Labor vs. Pacific Union Conference and General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Case CV 75-3032-R, presided over by Judge Manuel L. Real, February 6, 1976).

"...The church governs by a method of organization...which embraces exactly, from a legal standpoint, the same kind of organization (in opposition to ‘congregationalism’) as is embraced by the term ‘hierarchical’." (Neal C. Wilson, Court Transcript of United States vs. the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs. the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, Civil Case #74-2025, p 29, parenthesis in original).

"Although it is true that there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Church when the denomination took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint... that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative Protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned." (Neal C. Wilson, past president of the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference, Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, p 4, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, presided over by Judge Charles B. Renfrew, U.S. District Court, San Francisco, California, 1974-1975.)

Isaiah 14:1 The LORD will have compassion on Jacob; once again he will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land. Aliens will join them and unite with the house of Jacob.
Isaiah 1:26 I will restore your judges as in days of old, your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward YOU will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City."

Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,
Psalm 46:4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. 

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Acts 20:28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. Acts 20:29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 
God's Spirit filled people the "little band", "little flock", "humble minority","obscure people" or the "few" will be "sold/betrayed" to "traders" or traitors - by their "former brethren" who are "professed" "in name only" who "say" they are GC SDA's to the image of the beast, the United States government power. (this is soon to come) The lamblike beast that speaks as a dragon, the United States of America, persecutes/kills/beheads those who are 7th day Sabbath-keepers and true God worshipers (all except the 144,000 who are elite special taskforce leaders for God's cause)...historic doctrine Bible believing Adventists. They will be betrayed by their former brethren. 

"And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have had great light], which art exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." E. G. White, Review and Herald Articles, vol. 3, p. 69, col. 3.

We DID NOT add the bracketed portions of the above statement. It is quoted just as it was written by Ellen White. Please not that Ellen White compares the SDA church to a corporate city Capernaum. By this designation she can only mean the entire corporate church and not "individuals" in that church. Ezekiel 5:1-4, agrees with Ellen White's prognosis, wherein three-thirds, or the entire church is destroyed after a remnant escapes. Add to this the fact that Ellen White says that another literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 will begin at His Sanctuary-- the people who had great light, Testimonies, vol. 5, 211, and you have a serious situation. You have a modern-day counterpart to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., and indeed, Ellen White said that catastrophe was a prefigure type of another to come, The Great Controversy, 1911 edition, p. 25.

"The worst enemies we have are those who are trying to destroy the influence of the watchmen upon the walls of Zion." 5T 294.

Clearly, the watchmen are obeying God and the opposers are on Satan's side against God and Scripture.

Please note these mutually opposing forces:

2 Timothy 4
1 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

"Satan has laid every measure possible that nothing shall come among us as a people to reprove and rebuke us, and exhort us to put away our errors." TM 411.1.

Consider now this inspired profile of the Seventh-day Adventist pacifists that oppose the watchmen:

"When the call is made for those who will be on the Lord’s side to make a decided move to vindicate the right, they will manifest their true position. Those who have been nearly all their lives controlled by a spirit as foreign to the Spirit of God as was Achan’s will be very passive when the time comes for decided action on the part of all. They will not claim to be on either side. The power of Satan has so long held them that they seem blinded and have no inclination to stand in defense of right. If they do not take a determined course on the wrong side, it is not because they have a clear sense of the right, but because they dare not.

"God will not be trifled with. It is in the time of conflict that the true colors should be fling to the breeze. It is then that the standard-bearers need to be firm and let their true position be known. It is then that the skill of every true soldier for the right is tested. Shirkers can never wear the laurels of victory. Those who are true and loyal will not conceal the fact, but will put heart and might into the work, and venture their all in the struggle, let the battle turn as it will. God is a sin-hating God. And those who encourage the sinner, saying, It is well with thee, God will curse." 3T 272.

"Who are standing in the counsel of God at this time? Is it those who virtually excuse wrongs among the professed people of God and who murmur in their hearts, if not openly, against those who would reprove sin? Is it those who take their stand against them and sympathize with those who commit wrong? No, indeed! Unless they repent, and leave the work of Satan in oppressing those who have the burden of the work and in holding up the hands of sinners in Zion, they will never receive the mark of God’s sealing approval. They will fall in the general destruction of the wicked, represented by the work of the five men bearing slaughter weapons. Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those ‘that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done’ in the church. Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in agony, even sighing and crying. Read the ninth chapter of Ezekiel.

"But the general slaughter of all those who do not thus see the wide contrast between sin and righteousness, and do not feel as those do who stand in the counsel of God and receive the mark, is described in the order to the five men with slaughter weapons: ‘Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary.’ " 3T 267.

"They despise the straight testimony that reaches the heart, and would rejoice to see everyone silenced who gives reproof." 3T 272.

"Those whom God has chosen for an important work have ever been received with distrust and suspicion. Anciently, when Elijah was sent with a message from God to the people, they did not heed the warning. They thought him unnecessarily severe. They even thought that he must have lost his senses because he denounced them the favored people of God, as sinners and their crimes as so aggravated that the judgments of God would awaken against them. Satan and his host have ever been arrayed against those who bear the message of warning and who reprove sins. The unconsecrated will also be united with the adversary of souls to make the work of God’s faithful servants as hard as possible." 3T 261.

"Those who work in the fear of God to rid the church of hindrances and to correct grievous wrongs, that the people of God may see the necessity of abhorring sin and may prosper in purity, and that the name of God may be glorified, will ever meet with resisting influences from the unconsecrated." 3T 270-271.

"If those who have had great light have not corresponding faith and obedience, they soon become leavened with the prevailing apostasy; another spirit controls them. While they have been exalted to heaven in point of opportunities and privileges, they are in a worse condition than the most zealous advocates of error." GCDB, Feb. 6, 1893, 170-171.

"All heaven is interested in the work that is going on upon the earth. But there are those who see no necessity for a special work at this time. While God is working to arouse the people, they seek to turn aside the message of warning, reproof, and entreaty. Their influence tends to quiet the fears of the people, and to prevent them from awaking to the solemnity of this time. Those who are doing this, are giving the trumpet no certain sound. They ought to be awake to the situation, but they have become ensnared by the enemy. If they do not change their course, they will be recorded on the books of heaven as stewards who are unfaithful in the sacred trusts committed to them, and the same reward will be apportioned to them as to those who are at enmity and in open rebellion against God." RH, Aug. 13, 1889.

Some who occupy the position of watchmen to warn the people of danger have given up their watch and recline at ease. They are unfaithful sentinels. They remain inactive, while their wily foe enters the fort and works successfully by their side to tear down what God has commanded to be built up. They see that Satan is deceiving the inexperienced and unsuspecting; yet they take it all quietly, as though they had no special interest, as though these things did not concern them. They apprehend no special danger; they see no cause to raise an alarm. To them everything seems to be going well, and they see no necessity of raising the faithful, trumpet notes of warning which they hear borne by the plain testimonies, to show the people their transgressions and the house of Israel their sins. These reproofs and warnings disturb the quiet of these sleepy, ease-loving sentinels, and they are not pleased. They say in heart, if not in words; "This is all uncalled for. It is too severe, too harsh. These men are unnecessarily disturbed and excited, and seem unwilling to give us any rest or quietude. ‘Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them.’ They are not willing that we should have any comfort, peace, or happiness. It is active labor, toil, and unceasing vigilance alone which will satisfy these unreasonable, hard-to-be-suited watchmen. Why don’t they prophesy smooth things, and cry: Peace, peace? Then everything would move on smoothly."

These are the true feelings of many of our people. And Satan exults at his success in controlling the minds of so many who profess to be Christians. He has deceived them, benumbed their sensibilities, and planted his hellish banner right in their midst, and they are so completely deceived that they know not that it is he. —Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 2, p. 440.

The disciples (and all the followers of Jesus when He dwelt among men) would never have come to Jesus had they listened to the leaders of the professed people of God. They would have stayed away and denounced Him as an imposter. (See The Desire of Ages, 213.) "He who had come to break the power of Satan would be denounced as Beelzebub." The Desire of Ages, 111. The leaders of God’s chosen professed people became the instruments of Satan. (See The Desire of Ages, 36, 206.) They tried, by every means in their power, to keep God’s professed people from the only means of salvation. But to hate Christ was to love death. (Proverbs 8:36.)

When this One was denounced by the leaders as an imposter or as one possessed of the devil, (John 7:19, 20, 25; 8:48, 52; 10:20) He sent out His disciples to speak in His name. He also pronounced a future judgement on those who would reject the message of truth. To reject the truth, or the messenger of truth, is to reject the author of truth, by whom both the message and the messenger are sent. Jesus said, "Whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Truly I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city." Matthew 10:14, 15. And again, "He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward." Matthew 10:40, 41. This has universal application: "Most assuredly I say to you, He who receives whomever I send, receives Me; and he that receives Me receives Him that sent Me." John 13:20.

When the Father sent His Son into the world, His professed people hated and despised the divine revelation. Several times they attempted to kill Him. (See Luke 4:29; John 7:30; 8:58; 10:31.) They expressed their resentment with the worst condemnation that they could conjure up concerning His life, miracles and teachings. They accused Him of working through Satan (Matthew 9:34), and concerning this common epithet against Him they said to Jesus, "Do we not say well that You have a devil?"

Even His closest friends and earthly relatives were so dismayed by His life, His attitude and His relationship to the leaders of the church that they feared He was becoming insane: "They were unable to account for His attitude toward the Pharisees, and there were some who feared that His reason was becoming unsettled. His brothers heard of this, and also of the charge brought by the Pharisees that He cast out devils through the power of Satan. They felt keenly the reproach that came upon them through their relation to Jesus. They knew what a tumult His words and works created, and were not only alarmed at His bold statements, but indignant at His denunciation ofthe scribes and Pharisees."The Desire of Ages, 321.

We plan to look at the reason for all this later, but first we need to understand that if we are following in the footsteps of Jesus we will face similar situations to what He did. Inspiration says, "The trials of the children of Israel, and their attitude just before the first coming of Christ, have been presented before me again and again to illustrate the position of the people of God in their experience before the second coming of Christ." Selected Messages, vol. 1, 406.

Christ’s servants just before the second coming of Christ will go through experiences very similar to what Jesus went through when He was here. Their worst enemies will not be from Babylon, Tyre or even from Sodom, but rather their worse enemies will be from God’s professed people. Those who profess to be modern Israel, and who possess not only the Bible but the Spirit of Prophecy, will become their worst enemies.

"While they [the professed people of God—Israel] professed to have great zeal for the honor of God and the good of Israel, they were the worst enemies of both." Sketches from the Life of Paul, 230. "Paul’s worst enemies were among the Jews, who made the highest claims to godliness . . . The most bitter opposers of truth to-day are found among those who profess to be its defenders." Ibid., 278.

"The worst enemies we have are those who are trying to destroy the influence of the watchmen upon the walls of Zion." Testimonies, vol. 5, 294.

"If they have called the Master of the House [who was sinless and had a perfect character] Beelzebub, how much more those of His?" Matthew 10:25.

 So the message to be given today is the loud cry message of Revelation 18.  And then God clearly reveals that after giving this separation message, it would not be long before the Sunday law would be enacted and urged upon us to obey.

     As this is the truth of God, are any of His people to continue to believe that they are to wait for the Sunday law before they are to give the message of Revelation 18?  NO!  The time to give it is TODAY!  How long are we going to halt between following God's will or following our own will?  No longer should any continue to ride the fence in this issue because God Himself has spoken!  It is inaction that Satan desires of you.  He wants you to put off following God, to put off giving the message, until a later time, when the time to obey God and give the straight message is already here and now!

     But God, ever merciful and loving, continues to try and awaken His people to the importance of this issue--that the loud cry is to be given BEFORE the Sunday law!
     "The sins of Babylon will be laid open.  The fearful results of a union of Church and State, the inroads of Spiritualism, the stealthy but rapid progress of the papal power,--all will be unmasked.  By these solemn warnings the people will be stirred.  Thousands upon thousands have never listened to words like these.  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.  The people go to their former teachers with the eager inquiry, Are these things so?  The ministers present fables, prophesy smooth things, to soothe their fears, and quiet the awakened conscience.  But many refuse to be satisfied with the mere authority of men, and demand a plain `Thus saith the Lord.'  The popular ministry, like the Pharisees of old, are filled with anger as their authority is questioned; they denounce the message as of Satan, and stir up the sin-loving multitudes to revile and persecute those who proclaim it.

     "As the controversy extends into new fields, and the minds of the people are called to God's down-trodden law, Satan is astir.  The power attending the message only maddens those who oppose it.  The clergy put forth almost superhuman efforts to shut away the light, lest it should shine upon their flocks.  By every means at their command they endeavor to suppress the discussion of these vital questions.  The church appeals to the strong arm of civil power, and in this work, papists are solicited to come to the help of Protestants.  The movement for Sunday enforcement becomes more bold and decided.  The law is invoked against commandment-keepers." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 424-25 (Great Controversy, p 606-607).

     So in the testimony above, the message of the loud cry is clearly given first, and then the wicked religious elements awoke, and the Sunday law and crisis came.

     God tried again to awaken us by giving another Testimony:

     "When the earth is lighted with the glory of the angel of Revelation eighteen, the religious elements, good and evil, will awake from slumber..." SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 983 (Manuscript 175, 1899).

     What message awakens both good and evil religious elements from their sleep?  The message of Revelation 18 sounded forth in the loud cry!  Now just the opposite of this would also hold true: that without the giving of the loud cry message of Revelation 18, neither the good nor the evil individuals of each religious group would awake from slumber, and thus no Sunday law could come!

     It is the preaching of the loud cry message that awakens the people of God, as well as the followers of the devil, out of their slumber; both groups then make a decision either for or against the message; and then the evil religious elements, who hate this message, will try to stop it by passing laws to hinder it from being preached.  This eventually leads to the passing and enforcement of the Sunday law.  But please understand that the Revelation 18 message of the loud cry is given first, and then the Sunday law and crisis comes!

     "We have the truth which, in its proclamation is to bring the crisis for this world's history." Last Day Events, p 190 (Letter 94, July 3, 1900).

     What is to bring the crisis for this world's history?  The proclamation of the truth.  It is by the proclamation of these messages that brings on the crisis, not the crisis signalling the time to give these messages!  So the message of the third angel, combined with the message of Revelation 18, is to be given now before the Sunday law is passed, which will then "bring the crisis for this world's history".

     As this is true, and since the Sunday law has not yet been passed, have these messages already started swelling?  Has the loud cry already begun?  Is it time now to loudly preach and swell this last message of mercy, combined with the mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit in latter rain power, into the loud cry?

     Please pay close attention: If all that is needed for the loud cry to swell is for both these precious messages of the third and fourth angel to be combined together and preached with the convicting and converting power of the Holy Spirit, and since this was indeed being done by a few during Ellen White's life time, then has the beginning of, and the swelling of, the loud cry already begun?  The answer is YES!

     "The third angel's message is swelling into a loud cry..." Review and Herald, March 22, 1892.

     "The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin pardoning Redeemer.  This is the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth." Review and Herald, November 22, 1892.

     So this last message of mercy was indeed already "swelling into a loud cry"!  Thus the loud cry of the third angel "has already begun", and this was over 100 years ago!  Now please do not believe that I am intimating that the fullest extent of the loud cry took place at that time, because it did not, and it fullness has still not yet occurred.  But the truth is that the loud cry did indeed begin, and was already lightening some of the earth with its glory!

     "The work to be done now is that of sounding this last message of mercy to a fallen world....They (God's servants) will not be turned from the present message, which is already lightening the world with its glory." Selected Messages, book 2, p 114.

     The point to notice, is that even though the loud cry was not at its loudest point back then, or had not yet reached its greatest intensity, or was not yet at its fullest swelling, does not mean that it had not yet begun to swell!  And since the loud cry had already started back then, it clearly shows that when these precious messages of the third and fourth angel are combined together, coupled with the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, you still have the swelling of the loud cry taking place even today!

     Some may ask: "How can this be?  Is it really God's will that we arise and boldly give the message of the loud cry today?"  Please read closely:
     "Every feature of the third angel's message is to be proclaimed in all parts of the world....This message is a testimony message.  Received into honest hearts, it will prove an antidote for all the world's sins and sorrows.  No conditions of climate, of poverty, of ignorance, or of prejudice can hinder its efficiency, or lessen its adaptability to the needs of mankind.

     "The proclamation of the great gospel message is the work of the disciples of Christ.  Some will labor for this in one way, and others will carry another branch of the work, as the Lord calls and directs them individually.  Not all have the same line of work, but all may unite in their efforts....

     "The message of the angel following the third is now to be given to all parts of the world." Last Day Events, p 78 (Letter 86, June 18, 1900).

     "All are to hear the last message of warning.  The prophecies in the book of Revelation, chapters 12 to 18, are being fulfilled.  In the eighteenth chapter is recorded the very last call to the churches.  This call is now to be given." Last Day Events, p 83 (Manuscript 75, September 20, 1906, Upward Look, p 277)

     "The message presented at this time is the last message of mercy for a fallen world.  Those who have the privilege of hearing this message, and persist in refusing to heed the warning, cast away their last hope of salvation.  There will be no second probation." Testimonies, vol 6, p 19.

     So it is indeed the time for all of God's followers to rise up and add their voices in loudly giving this last message of mercy to all the churches and people of the world--before the Sunday law!  The reason why we are still here today is because the SDA church turned their backs on this realization and ridiculed, criticized, slighted, and rejected these precious messages (see Selected Messages, book 1, p 234-235; Testimonies to Ministers, p 467-468).  Thus the loud cry could not continue to increase nor to swell in intensity back then.

     God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the heavenly angels, were all anxiously waiting for more Adventists to follow the Spirit of Prophecy, rise up and give this message to the world, but not enough were willing to do so in Ellen White's day and so it could not swell into a full loud cry. 

The SDA church after the death of Ellen White, instead of accepting these messages and swelling the loud cry, continued to reject these precious messages--and this includes up to the present day! (For proof of this fact, please see this page "Transmutation of the Three Angels".  Therefore they have been rejected by God, have been set aside, and others are being chosen to do this work without her! (see Upward Look, p 131 for the warning of this possibility).

     But the question that begs to be asked today is--Will you be one of these who will raise your voice in giving the loud cry message, and help to finish the work which the church has refused to do?  Or will you keep quiet and risk being passed by along with the corrupt and apostate church?

     God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the heavenly angels are still anxiously and patiently waiting for His people to understand that since the loud cry had already begun to swell in Ellen White's day, then we have the distinct privilege to help it to swell in our day.  This privilege will only be for those who rise up, making sure that they completely obey this message themselves (by separating from all personal sin, and by separating from all corrupt churches of Babylon fallen--including the SDA church in order to be completely pure in God's sight), and then to preach these precious messages of truth to others.  As more and more join this precious "movement symbolized by the angel" of Revelation 18 (see Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 422) it can then increase in intensity and swell more fully until all have made their decisions to stand with Jesus and His pure righteous remnant few, or to stand with Satan and his wicked corrupt majority!  And as soon as all decisions have been made for or against, probation can close and Christ can come!  So all this great controversy hinges upon God's people rising up and giving this loud cry message as soon as possible!

     That is why sister White clearly specified that the giving of the message of Revelation 18 "is now to be given" (Last Day Events, p 78; Upward Look, p 277).  That is why sister White also stated that Revelation 18 is already "the message for today" (Prophets and Kings, p 187).  Why?  Because the "loud cry of the third angel has already begun" and was already "swelling into a loud cry" and thus was "already lightening the earth with its glory"!

     My dear brothers and sisters, don't you see what time we are living in today?  We are all living in the time of the swelling of the loud cry!  Don't you see what honor God is holding out to each one of us?  The blessed honor and distinct privilege to have a part NOW in helping to swell this loud cry message into the loudest cry possible, and to NOW fill this earth with God's glory!

     "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising." Isaiah 60:1-3.

     But God cannot use a single individual among us while we are still touching or connected in any way to known sin or to any fallen Babylon churches--including the SDA church!  This is because we would not be pure by these connections, but corrupted by that touch, and thus cannot be used of God in this impure condition.  And membership in the SDA church does indeed "touch" you to that corrupt thing, and you are thus impure and are unfit to labor for a holy God!  Hence the importance of following Revelation 18:4--to not be "a partaker of her sins", and of following 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 and Isaiah 52:11--to "touch not the unclean thing", becomes paramount for us to understand and follow--if we want to be used of God in this great and final work! 

     Why can't our people awake to the solemn reality of what is taking place right now?  Why can't they view these issues as God sees them, instead of viewing them as what other men have told them to believe?  But regardless of how many will see and understand, the messages of the third and fourth angels are going forth as sharp sickles to harvest God's people out of sin and out of the apostate Babylonian churches.  Those who awaken, study, and accept these precious messages will be harvested out, while those who awaken, but refuse to study, or who reject these messages will be past by and left in sin and in the corrupt church.  The harvest will pass them by and then come to an end, leaving them to suffer the same punishment as their harlot church (see Jeremiah 8:20; Testimonies, vol 8, p 252).  So is the loud cry call of Revelation 18 really the harvest message?

     "The message of the angel [Revelation 18] following the third is now to be given to all parts of the world.  It is to be the harvest message, and the whole earth will be lighted with the glory of God.  The Lord has this one [last] call of mercy to [give to] the world, but the perversity of men diverts the work from its true bearing, and the light has to struggle amid the darkness of men who feel themselves competent to do a work that God has not appointed them to do." Last Day Events, p 78 (Letter 86, June 18, 1900).

     Thus the messages of the loud cry--the third and fourth angels' messages, are the harvest messages for today!  So it is already harvest time!  The harvest period has already begun!  But Satan, along with all of his lying perverse agents--posing as the ministers of righteousness, are doing their utmost to keep God's people asleep, and to keep them from hearing and following these life and death messages.  Not only are these deceptive "dumb dogs" refusing to bark themselves, but are deceiving multitudes through the lie that it is not yet time to give the loud cry messages, and thus it is not time yet to obey these messages, and thus the loud cry has to struggle to be heard and received among the people!

     Whereas, the truth is that the time of harvest is now, and it is continuing to occur whenever the messages of the loud cry are clearly presented to the people under the power of the Holy Spirit.  Thus decisions are being made today either for or against these shut door messages.  The time of harvest is now and is not to be thrown onto some distant future event, such as the Sunday law, but is occurring now for those people who hear these precious messages, and then decide for life or death!
     This is a most serious time in which we all are living today!  Will you arise, accept these precious messages of the loud cry, and then loudly proclaim these to all around you so that we can go home?  This is why Satan is working so hard to keep people confused about the timing of these messages, pointing them to the future Sunday law for the time of the loud cry, when it is time now.  That is why he is so active in binding people to their apostate Babylonian churches, so that they will reject the loud cry message by not separating from her, and thus they will receive the plagues and be brought down to hell right along with their beloved harlot church.  Thus Christ's return cannot take place, and Satan has more time to secure souls to destruction!  And whether you believe it or not, the last saving message of mercy is going forth right now, and the loud cry is swelling!

     "The work to be done now is that of sounding this last message of mercy to a fallen world....The work will grow deeper and become more earnest to the very close of time.  And all who are laborers together with God will contend most earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.  They will not be turned from the present message, which is already lightening the earth with its glory.  Nothing is worth contending for but the glory of God.  The only rock that will stand is the Rock of Ages.  The truth as it is in Jesus is the refuge in these days of error." Selected Messages, book 2, p 114.

     "The messenger turned to the congregation and said, `Do you believe the prophecies?  Do you who know the truth, understand that the last message of warning is now being given to the world,--the last call of mercy is now being heard.  Do you believe that Satan has come down with great power, working with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in every place?  Do you believe that great Babylon has come up in remembrance before God, and that soon she will receive from God's hand double for all her sins and iniquities?'...If the enemy can keep workers out of the field on any pretext, he will do so." Fundamentals of Christian Education, p 362-363.

     Please do not allow the Devil to keep you out of the field of labor by holding you in a position of inaction by believing a futuristic doctrine that it is not yet time to follow or to give this last message of message; or that it is not yet time for the probation of the churches, including the SDA, to be closed; or that the beginning of the loud cry has not yet arrived or has not yet begun to swell.  If you believe any of the above, you are really working to hinder the loud cry from swelling, instead of working to further its increase in intensity.  Thus you show yourself to be a medium and agent of the devil doing his bidding, instead of working to hasten Christ's return to this earth!

     But if we recognize and follow this precious loud cry message ourselves, understanding that God is calling for His people to come together and unitedly stand upon this same platform of loud cry truth, then our united voices, combined with the mighty convicting and converting power of the Holy Spirit, can work to give a further increasing to, and intensifying of, this last message of mercy which allows it to swell more and more into a loud cry!  Oh brethren, what blessed possibilities are lovingly held out for each one of us TODAY!!  Shall we not grasp them?
     Who among us really desires to end this great controversy?  Who among us really desires to go home and be with our Saviour for eternity?  I, for one, do not want to be among those who sit down and relax waiting for the crisis to come--which will never come, because no one will give the message that will bring it!  Hasn't 100 years of waiting been enough time to prove this so?  Brethren, let us go to work, for our light has already come, and the glory of the Lord has already risen upon us.  Let us completely follow this light ourselves, and then take this light and glory and fill this earth with it!

     But we cannot do this important work while we are connected either to personal sin or to a harlot Babylon fallen church.  Neither can we give this last message of mercy if we are unwilling to plainly identify the harlot church to be Babylon fallen and boldly call others out of her.  That is because this Babylon message must be given with unmuffled boldness and without trying to bind it about through various excuses!

     "Satan has devised a state of things whereby the proclamation of the third angel's message shall be bound about.  We must beware of his plans and methods.  There must be no toning down of the truth, no muffling of the message for this time.  The third angel's message must be strengthen and confirmed.  The eighteenth chapter of Revelation reveals the importance of presenting the truth in no measured tones but with boldness and power....There has been too much beating about the bush in the proclamation of the third angel's message.  The message has not been given as clearly and distinctly as it should have been." Evangelism, p 230.

     God did not use the word "Babylon" in this last message of mercy to have it reasoned away as being too blunt for sensitive ears to hear, or only to be spoken behind the scenes in private, or completely set aside and other words used in its place!  God purposely put the word "Babylon" in this last message of mercy so that all who will listen may awaken at its sharp sound, and then begin to inquire "are these things so?"
     Not only are the righteous awakened by this powerful message, but the wicked are awakened as well by this loud cry message calling their beloved church to be Babylon fallen, and these expose themselves to be among the children of the devil by their efforts to fight against this message!  So I hope that you can begin to realize the importance of this "Babylon is the church" message of Revelation 18, because it is the very message which clearly identifies who are the chosen vessels and followers of God from those who are the agents and followers of the devil!
     "The Lord is soon to come; there must be a refining, winnowing process in every church, for there are among us wicked men who do not love the truth.  There is need of a transformation of character.  Will the church arise and put on her beautiful garments, the righteousness of Christ?  It is soon to be seen who are vessels unto honor.  'And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.' 'Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.  For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.  But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings.'

     "Here are brought plainly to view those who will be vessels unto honor; for they will receive the latter rain.  Every soul that continues in sin in the face of the light now shining upon our pathway, will be blinded and accept the delusions of Satan.  We are now nearing the close of this world's history.  Where are the faithful watchmen on the walls of Zion, who will not slumber, but faithfully declare the time of night?" Review and Herald, March 19, 1895 (vol 3, p 239).

     So it is this Babylon message of Revelation 18 which allows all to clearly determine who are really following and working for God, versus who are really following and working for the devil.  As this is true, where are you in this scenario?  Are you working for God by plainly and boldly giving the message that "Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven"?  If not, may God fully awaken you out of sleep to realize your dire situation in these last few moments of earth's history, and grant you the courage to stand up for God and be counted on his side, through your life and the message you bear!

     If you really desire to go home to heaven and be with our blessed Father and our Saviour Jesus Christ, then it's time to accept, to act upon, to live, and raise your voices today in boldly giving the last saving message of the loud cry--the righteousness of Christ, and separation from all corrupt churches of Babylon to be with Christ.  It is time to give this complete and harmonious gospel truth with unmuffled boldness and power, with no toning down, which will swell the loud cry, which will then bring on the Sunday law, and the crisis, and the second coming of Christ, and the ending of this whole great controversy, to the glory of God.

     Some are giving this loud cry message right now!  Will you unite with and join your voices with us?  May God help us all to clearly understand the seriousness of the times in which we NOW live in, and then to come up "to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty" and avoid receiving the curse of Meroz!

Work of the Holy Spirit

by Ellen White

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. 5T 267

The power of Christ alone can work the transformation in heart and mind that all must experience who would partake with Him of the new life in the kingdom of heaven. "Except a man be born again," the Saviour has said, "he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3. The religion that comes from God is the only religion that can lead to God. In order to serve Him aright, we must be born of the divine Spirit. This will lead to watchfulness. It will purify the heart and renew the mind, and give us a new capacity for knowing and loving God. It will give us willing obedience to all His requirements. This is true worship. 9T 156

The Holy Spirit will take the things of God and show them unto you, conveying them as a living power into the obedient heart. COL 149

While we yield ourselves as instruments for the Holy Spirit's working, the grace of God works in us to deny old inclinations, to overcome powerful propensities, and form new habits....

As we seek to win others to Christ, bearing the burden of souls in our prayers, our own hearts will throb with the quickening influence of God's grace; our own affections will glow with more divine fervour; our whole Christian life will be more of a reality, more earnest, more prayerful. COL 354

The indwelling of the Spirit will be shown by the outflowing of heavenly love. The divine fullness will flow through the consecrated human agent, to be given forth to others. COL 419

We often sorrow because our evil deeds bring unpleasant consequences to ourselves; but this is not repentance. Real sorrow for sin is the result of the working of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit reveals the ingratitude of the heart that has slighted and grieved the Saviour, and brings us in contrition to the foot of the cross. By every sin, Jesus is wounded afresh; and as we look upon Him whom we have pierced, we mourn for the sins that have brought anguish upon Him. Such mourning will lead to the renunciation of sin. DA 300

When the law was proclaimed from Sinai, God made known to men the holiness of His character, that by contrast they might see the sinfulness of their own. The law was given to convict them of sin, and reveal their need of a Saviour. It would do this as its principles were applied to the heart by the Holy Spirit. This work it is still to do. In the life of Christ the principles of the law are made plain; and as the Holy Spirit of God touches the heart; as the light of Christ reveals to men their need of His cleansing blood and His justifying righteousness, the law is still an agent in bringing us to Christ, that we may be justified by faith. "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul."[2 PS. 19:7.] DA 308

God's ideal for His children is higher than the highest human thought can reach. "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." This command is a promise. The plan of redemption contemplates our complete recovery from the power of Satan. Christ always separates the contrite soul from sin. He came to destroy the works of the devil, and He has made provision that the Holy Spirit shall be imparted to every repentant soul, to keep him from sinning. DA 311

It is the love of self that brings unrest. When we are born from above, the same mind will be in us that was in Jesus, the mind that led Him to humble Himself that we might be saved. Then we shall not be seeking the highest place. We shall desire to sit at the feet of Jesus, and learn of Him. We shall understand that the value of our work does not consist in making a show and noise in the world, and in being active and zealous in our own strength. The value of our work is in proportion to the impartation of the Holy Spirit. Trust in God brings holier qualities of mind, so that in patience we may possess our souls. DA 330

The omnipotent power of the Holy Spirit is the defence of every contrite soul. Not one that in penitence and faith has claimed His protection will Christ permit to pass under the enemy's power. The Saviour is by the side of His tempted and tried ones. With Him there can be no such thing as failure, loss, impossibility, or defeat; we can do all things through Him who strengthens us. When temptations and trials come, do not wait to adjust all the difficulties, but look to Jesus, your helper. DA 490

His Spirit "maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." As the "whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together" (Romans 8:26, 22), the heart of the infinite Father is pained in sympathy. Our world is a vast lazar house, a scene of misery that we dare not allow even our thoughts to dwell upon. Did we realise it as it is, the burden would be too terrible. Yet God feels it all. In order to destroy sin and its results He gave His best Beloved, and He has put it in our power, through co-operation with Him, to bring this scene of misery to an end. "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." Matthew 24:14. ED 263

Few believe that humanity has sunk so low as it has or that it is so thoroughly bad, so desperately opposed to God, as it is. . . When the mind is not under the direct influence of the Spirit of God, Satan can mould it as he chooses. All the rational powers which he controls he will canalise. He is directly opposed to God in his tastes, views, preferences, likes and dislikes, choice of things and pursuits; there is no relish for what God loves or approves, but a delight in those things which He despises. . . HP 163

Christian workers can never attain the highest success until they learn the secret of strength. They must give themselves time to think, to pray, to wait upon God for a renewal of physical, mental, and spiritual power. They need the uplifting of His Spirit. Receiving this, they will be quickened by fresh life. The wearied frame and tired brain will be refreshed, the burdened heart will be rested. HP 83

Those who seek for more and still more of the Spirit of God, will not be disappointed. They will hold daily communion with God, and divine power will surely attend their efforts as they present the truth. As certainly as the truth is presented in the Spirit of Christ, it will reach the hearts of the people. Brethren, we should not go into the desk unless we have previously devoted some time to wrestling with God in prayer. We should not be satisfied to use the set discourses that we have preached over and over for the last ten, fifteen, or twenty years. We should draw fresh, new matter from the store-house of God's word. We are desirous that the angels of God may stand by our side when we are in the sacred desk, that God may impress the mind; that there may be glorious unfoldings of the truth; that it may be presented in the demonstration of the Spirit; that it may be meat in due season to the flock of God. It is the special grace of God that makes the sermon effectual. The minister's words will have very little influence upon the people, unless divine enlightenment accompanies them to the hearts of the hearers. We need much more of the Spirit of God than we have had in the past. Brethren, how long are you going to continue to labour without receiving the holy unction from on high? RH JUN.04,1889

In the gift of the Spirit, Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow.... He saw ... that there was hope for human beings because there was power in the divine nature successfully to contend with evil agencies.... It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church. RH MAY 19,1904

God calls upon us to come into harmony with the divine pattern. He calls upon us, while it is called Today [Heb. 3:13], to repent and be reconverted; and then His Spirit will dwell in us richly [Col.3:16; Titus 3:5,6], and there will be transformations of character little dreamed of. As His Spirit works with your spirit, there will be manifest a saving grace by which we shall be deeply convicted of the wonderful transformation that is taking place in your character. Others will notice it, and be influenced thereby. SAT 369

[Jn. 1:12A, 14 quoted.] The Spirit of God is not commissioned to do our part of the work, either in willing or doing. It is the work of the human agent to co-operate with divine agencies. As soon as we incline our will to harmonise with God's will, the grace of Christ is supplied to co-operate with our resolve. But it is not to be a substitute to do our work, to work in spite of our resolutions and actions. Therefore our success in the Christian life will not be because of an abundance of light and evidence, but will depend upon our acceptation of the light given, upon the rousing of the energies, and operating with the heavenly ministers appointed of God to work for the salvation of the soul. ST FEB.12,1894

God is ever seeking to impress our hearts by his Holy Spirit, that we shall be convinced of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement to come [Jn. 16:8]. We may place our will on the side of God's will, and in his strength and grace resist the temptations of the enemy....

Jesus would enlist men in his service. He would direct their perverted powers in such a way that, through his grace, they may become agents for the working of unmingled good to every other man, and each become his brother's keeper in disinterested love, and thus the world be restored to God....

Let them follow in the footsteps of Jesus, obeying to the letter his word of direction" `If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me' [Luke 9:23], `so shall he be my disciple' [Jn. 15:8]. In the grace of Christ alone can this be done.... God has provided grace that his chosen, his elect, shall not be discomfited by the enemy. God has provided that men shall be Christians in the market place, in the house of commerce, in all manner of taxing cares in private or public life, as well as at the prayer meeting. ST SEP.4,1893


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