Sabbath February 26.2, 2011

Here is an important link you should bookmark and use.

It is the General Conference Archives that has been made available online. Not all original materials are available, but there is a lot there you can download for free. I will be placing the address on the download page in the near future for your use.

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In the 1919 Bible Conference papers there is the following item.

In 1918 Stephen Haskell recalled a conversation with Mrs. White some 40 years previous. According to Haskell, Mrs. White predicted there would be a time when the testimonies would be in demand “just as they were originally given in order to meet objections before we got through.” Two years later Haskell wrote that such a demand was called for “almost everywhere I go. “The demand was based upon the attacks charging that the writings had been altered to suit circumstances. IN THE SHADOW OF THE ‘DAILY’: BACKGROUND AND AFTERMATH OF THE 1919 BIBLE AND HISTORY TEACHERS’ CONFERENCE, Pages 24-25

This item is available at this link to the GC archives.

How interesting, that is exactly where we are right now, even more so than in Haskell’s time.

Sabbath February 26, 2011

Just two more days to go and this month will be history. I remember when I first embraced this message. I remember the shocks to my thinking upon discovery of the lies about Ellen I had been told all my life. I remember getting baptized in Jump-Off Joe Creek.

I remember a period of time that I was nearly constant in reviewing the evidences of God’s hand in this message, in Ellen’s position as his faithful prophet and James, Ellen’s husband, a faithful servant of God.

Then came the time when I made a full on commitment to confining my open-minded study to the authenticated, original Spirit of Prophecy in conjunction with the Bible. It is very hard to describe the peace and comfort that settled on me after carrying out this decision. I strongly urge you to the same.

This does not mean that I never read or study other materials. It means my guard is up all the time. I keep foremost the understanding that Satan has left snares and traps for the careless, unguarded reader. This seems to be largely the source of so many errors running rampant over the land at the present day.

Cling to the things that belong to your peace, cling to what is known to be truth.

God Bless your Sabbath

Sabbath February 19, 2011

The World, The World, The World! clamors for attention. Satan presses his darkness on God’s people in every conceivable form, ANYTHING to get them to take their eyes off Jesus; and like Peter, looking back at his companions in pride, then, look at the waves, anything but Jesus. (1858 Great Controversy, p. 184)

Controlling our minds is paramount. Your mind is the battleground in the war between Christ and Satan.

When I was shown the present condition — of man in physical, mental, and moral power, and what he might become through the merits of Jesus Christ, I was astonished that he should preserve such a low level. Man may grow up into Christ his living head. It is not the work of a moment, but that of a lifetime. By growing daily in the divine life, he will not attain to the full stature of a perfect man in Christ until his probation ceases. The growing is a continuous work. Men with fiery passions have a constant conflict with self; but the harder the battle, the more glorious will be the victory gained and the eternal reward. p. 165, Para. 1, [28OT].

God leads his people on, step by step. The Christian life is a constant battle, and a march. There is no rest from the warfare. It is by constant, unceasing effort that we maintain the victory over the temptations of Satan. We are, as a people, triumphing in the clearness and strength of the truth. We are fully sustained in our positions by an overwhelming amount of plain scriptural testimony. But we are very much wanting in Bible humility, patience, faith, love, self-denial, watchfulness, and spirit of sacrifice. We need to cultivate Bible holiness. Sin prevails among the people of God. The plain message of rebuke to the Laodiceans is not received. Many cling to their doubts and their darling sins, while they are in so great a deception as to talk and feel that they are in need of nothing. They think the testimony of the Spirit of God in reproof is uncalled for, or that it does not mean them. Such are in the greatest need of the grace of God and spiritual discernment, that they may discover their deficiency in spiritual knowledge. They lack almost every essential qualification necessary to perfect Christian character. They have not a practical knowledge of Bible truth, which leads to lowliness of life, and a conformity of their will to the will of Christ. They are not living in obedience to all God’s requirements. p. 4, Para. 4, [23OT].

Now is the time for the law of God to be in our minds (foreheads,) and written in our hearts. The Lord has shown me the danger of letting our minds be filled with worldly thoughts and cares. I saw that some minds were led away from present truth and a love of the holy Bible, by reading other exciting books; and others were filled with perplexity and care for what they shall eat, drink and wear. I saw some, looking too far off for the coming of the Lord. Time has continued on a few years longer than they expected, therefore they think it may continue a few years more, and in this way their minds are being led from present truth, out after the world. In these things I saw great danger; for if the mind is filled with other things, present truth is shut out, and there is no place in our foreheads for the seal of the living God. I saw that the time for Jesus to be in the Most Holy Place was nearly finished, and that time cannot last but a very little longer; and what leisure time we have should be spent in searching the Bible, which is to judge us in the last day. p. 24, Para. 3, [CEV].

Here is an article from the world about the danger of TV. God’s people can not afford to watch TV.

In a separate issue; this is a video project titled One More Girl, where God is using others to condemn the prevailing medical practices. If you have a daughter, you should check out the trailer.

God Bless your study

Sabbath February 12, 2011

I have a book, given to me by a friend, titled, “The Third Angel’s Message” , published by John O. Ford M.D. from Calistoga, Calif. in 1977 , and it is a reproduction of the last sixteen sermons on the Third Angel’s Message by A.T. Jones, given at the 1895 General Conference.

In his sermon No. 11, he covers the temptation and deception of Eve at the tree. He demonstrates the power of the devices of Satan in a few words which I will share with you here. Suffice it to say, many are under Satan’s deceptions and know it not! I used to believe the lies of Satan were truth!

Check out these lines.

“His [Satan’s] suggestions were taken, and as soon as they were entertained, she [Eve] thought she now saw what before she did not see, and that which in fact was not true. As the Lord made them, and intended they should remain, they were to receive all their instruction and all their knowledge from God. They were to listen to his word; to accept that word, and allow it to guide them, and to live in them. Thus they would have the mind of God; they would think the thoughts of God, by having his word, expressive of his thoughts, dwelling in them. But here, another mind, directly the opposite, was attended to. Other suggestions were accepted. Other thoughts were allowed. Other words were received, surrendered to, and obeyed, so that “the woman saw that the tree was good for food.” Was the tree good for food?-No. But by listening to those words, she saw things that were not so. She saw things in a way that they were not seen before, and never could have been seen in the light of God. But yielding to this other mind she saw things in a false light altogether; she saw that the tree was good for food, and a tree to be desired to make one wise. It was no such thing. She saw it so, though.”

Notice that the battle actually takes place in the mind.

I used to think that the tree was good for food because it was stated that way in the Bible. But I forgot that it clearly states, ” the woman saw” not “God saw,” it was the deceived that saw, something that was not true.

Spending fifty years in the General Conference Seventh-Day Adventist church wrapped me up in darkness so thick you could cut it with a knife. I was hook, line and sinker into the devices of Satan and knew it not. It was not until I got hold of the truth that I discovered what a mess was my life.

Quite the danger here.

I was shown like this. The truth once got out now, will stand; for it is the truth for the last days, and it will live, and less need to be said upon the truth after it is out. Numberless words need not be put upon paper to justify what speaks for itself, and shines in its clearness. But it is not so with error. It is so winding and twisting that it needs a multitude of words to explain it in its crooked form. But truth is straight, plain, clear, and stands out boldly in its own defense. The cause of truth should not be hindered in its onward progress for want of means. p. 14, Para. 2, [SUPCEV].

Great and lengthy are the explanations for why the counterfeit reads so, just look at Satan’s explanation for why Eve should eat the fruit.

Walk in the light of God’s revealed will. There you will be safe.

God Bless your Sabbath

Sabbath February 5, 2011

On the UFO over Jerusalem, directly over the Dome of the Rock, an Islamic shrine, on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. The important point in all this is the fact that we are at the closing of time. The very first next event for which we wait is Satan, raising an excitement in the churches before the Loud Cry is given. (1858 Great Controversy, p. 172)

Something like this could be the start of Satan’s work, signs of the last days soon approach. Probably 99% of today’s professed Christians hold Jerusalem to be a place of great importance. What a place for Satan to begin. He is not ignorant of the perceived importance. He could easily use that in his favor.

We are to remain in a waiting, watching position. Part of the watching is to keep our eyes open for the signs we have been told will come, for they will come in their order.

Go to the search box in the upper right hand corner of this page and place these words in the box, “an excitement in” and you will pull up the several other times we have posted on these points.

From here we will watch for the development of religious interest in this matter. More must be made of it than aliens. The fact that it was witnessed and filmed by so many brings a great deal of focus to that site, thus increasing it’s perceived importance. If a line of communication opens to the world, then we can be very sure of Sunday being made a test very soon.

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This person is claiming a fourth video of the UFO is out there.

This page claims a fifth video.

This page has all four videos.

God Bless your Watching

Sabbath February 5.2, 2011

It is important that you understand that I am a sinner, maybe not the chief, but certainly way up there. I am so grateful to God that he has seen fit to lead me to the original, authenticated Spirit of Prophecy, given to light the strait and narrow path all the way to the city.

In passing through another embarrassing trial I was led to think of another who also had such, and in re-reading that, was suddenly impressed with the life of John the Baptist, who “was a representative of the people of God in the last days.” What led me to make that connection? It was reading in No. 17 about a woman, to whom God brought the trial of riches.

God had proved her in poverty and affliction (BTW, I am coming to the conclusion that “affliction” means “sickness” in the SOP) and now he was proving her in prosperity. This story appears on pages 91-115 and is very much tied to the point we need to make and connect it to John.

My attention was called to your desire to possess means. p. 102, Para. 1, [17OT].

The Lord said to his angel who had hitherto ministered unto you; “I have proved her in poverty and affliction, and she has not separated herself from me, nor rebelled against me. I will now prove her with prosperity. I will reveal to her a page of the human heart with which she is unacquainted. I will show her that money is the most dangerous foe she has ever met. I will reveal to her the deceitfulness of riches; that they are a snare, even to those who feel that they are secure from selfishness, and proof against exaltation, extravagance, pride, and love of the praise of men.” p. 102, Para. 3, [17OT].

As means came into your hands, I saw you gradually and almost imperceptibly separating from God. The means intrusted to you were expended for your own convenience, to surround yourself with the good things of this life. p. 103, Para. 2, [17OT].

You expended means needlessly, only to gratify the lust of the eye and the pride of life. You forgot that you were handling your Lord’s money. When means were expended by you, which would only encourage vanity, you did not consider that the recording angel was making a record which you would blush to meet again. Said the angel, pointing to you, “You glorified yourself, but did not magnify me.” You even gloried in the fact that it was in your power to purchase these things. p. 104, Para. 3, [17OT].

Now we move to John the Baptist. Here are some key excerpts. I was greatly impressed by the stark contrast between the woman, in No. 17, and John the Baptist. John voluntarily chose to deny himself.

In order to accomplish this great work, the Lord must work with him. The Spirit of God would be with John if he should be obedient to the requirement of the angel. p. 43, Para. 1, [2SP].

John was a representative of the people of God in the last days, to whom God has committed important and solemn truths. The world at large are given to gluttony and the indulgence of base passions. The light of health reform is opened before the people of God at this day, that they may see the necessity of holding their appetites and passions under control of the higher powers of the mind. This is also necessary, that they may have mental strength and clearness, to discern the sacred chain of truth, and turn from the bewitching errors and pleasing fables, that are flooding the world. Their work is to present before the people the pure doctrine of the Bible. Hence health reform finds its place in the preparatory work for the second appearing of Christ. p. 44, Para. 1, [2SP].

The prophet John separated himself from his friends and kindred, and made his home in the wilderness. He denied himself of the ordinary comforts of life. His food was simple. His clothing was a garment made of hair-cloth, confined about the waist with a leather girdle. His parents had in a most solemn manner dedicated him to God from his birth. p. 45, Para. 3, [2SP].

The life of John, although passed in the wilderness, was not inactive. His separation from society did not make him gloomy and morose, neither was he unreconciled with his lonely life of hardship and privation. It was his choice to be secluded from the luxuries of life, and from depraved society. p. 46, Para. 1, [2SP].

In the wilderness, John could the more readily deny himself and bring his appetite under control, and dress in accordance to natural simplicity. And there was nothing in the wilderness that would take his mind from meditation and prayer. Satan had access to John, even after he had closed every avenue in his power through which he would enter. But his habits of life were so pure and natural that he could discern the foe, and had strength of spirit and decision of character to resist him. p. 47, Para. 1, [2SP].

John was fitting himself, by the privations and hardships of his secluded life, to so control all his physical and mental powers that he could stand among the people as unmoved by surrounding circumstances as the rocks and mountains of the wilderness that had surrounded him for thirty years. p. 47, Para. 2, [2SP].

There is a great deal deleted from which these excerpts appear. Nothing will take the place of you doing your own reading and study. Events are rapidly, inexorably drawing to a close.

Are you ready to go to Heaven? What will it be like for you? What are the thoughts in your mind, about the food you will eat?

These and other questions like them will make a difference in how you think, then act, the sum of which is your character, which in God’s power you can change.

God Bless your every effort

Thursday February 3, 2011

Folks, buckle up.

This just in and the location is what makes it hot.

Plus the fact that it was simultaneously filmed by three cameras.

Give no heed to the “alien” lingo.

We have little idea of the speed at which the end time events can happen.

You should be getting yourself ready by getting right with God.

Here is the link, or if it does not work you should copy and paste it to your browser.

http://gizmodo.com/5750864/is-this-ufo-caught-by-multiple-cameras-a-real-alien-spaceship