Tuesday May 31, 2011

 

 

We know The Shaking comes before the Loud Cry. The reason is simple. The Shaking is a part of the process of preparation for the Loud Cry, which is then given, at the right time, to call the rest of God’s people to come out of Babylon.

 

It appears that probation closes at the beginning of the Loud Cry for those who have heard the three angel’s messages and rejected that message.

 

The minds of all who embrace this message are directed to the Most Holy place where Jesus stands before the ark, making his final intercession for all those for whom mercy still lingers, and for those who have ignorantly broken the law of God. This atonement is made for the righteous dead as well as for the righteous living. Jesus makes an atonement for those who died, not receiving the light upon God’s commandments, who sinned ignorantly. p. 162, Para. 1, [1SG ].

The light that was shed upon the waiting ones penetrated everywhere, and those who had any light in the churches, who had not heard and rejected the three messages, answered to the call, and left the fallen churches. Many had come to years of accountability since these messages had been given, and the light shone upon them, and they were privileged to choose life or death. Some chose life, and took their stand with those looking for their Lord, and keeping all his commandments. The third message was to do its work; all were to be tested upon it, and the precious ones were to be called out from the religious bodies. A compelling power moves the honest, while the manifestation of the power of God holds in fear and restraint relatives and friends, and they dare not, neither have they power to, hinder those who feel the work of the Spirit of God upon them. p. 195, Para. 1, [1SG ].

 

 

This group, for whom probation has closed, would also include those who had the opportunity to learn the truth, but were too busy with worldly matters to take the time to study the truth, to prove all things. They loose out through neglect. Because they have not prepared themselves, for the job at hand, they are now set aside.

 

 

The fact that “all were to be tested upon it,” is further proof of this point. That the third angel’s message entails much more than just the Sabbath, should be very evident to all. That is a part of the work of the SOP, it is to cover the ground entirely. Reform in every part of our lives is there taught.

 

The Bible has this to say about the remnant of God who are in the last days of earth’s history.

 

…here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Rev. 14:12

…the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Rev. 12:17

…and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Rev. 19:10

 

So here we see again that perfect harmony that exists between the authenticated Spirit of Prophecy and the Bible. The fact that the writings of God’s prophet, Ellen, are called, The Spirit of Prophecy, is no mistake or random act of man. It is the work of God to those who believe.

 

Since I made the decision to accept the authenticated Spirit of Prophecy as of God and make it, with the Bible, my focus of study, I have been greatly blessed. I praise God for his mercy in preserving the original works, in hardcopy, for our use in these last days.

 

God Bless your Study

 

Monday May 30, 2011

 

 

God has a purpose in all he does. He is the Creator, we are the created. He does not consult with us about his plans. We have a responsibility to obey the Creator. By being obedient through the power of Christ, we gain happiness, salvation, peace, joy, true love, eternal life, the deal ‘clair’ (Fr).

 

We present this passage from No. 20 for your consideration.

 

The object of publishing the testimonies is, that those who are not singled out personally, yet are as much in fault as those who are reproved, may be warned through the reproofs given to others. I thought it would not be my duty to address you personally. Yet, as I write out individual testimonies to those who are in danger of neglecting their duty to the cause of God, and of sustaining an injury, a loss, to their own souls, by thus doing, I do not feel clear to leave your case without writing to you. p. 163, Para. 4, [20OT].

The last view given me, was above two years ago. I was then directed to bring out general principles, in speaking and in writing, and at the same time specify the dangers, errors, and sins, of some individuals, that all might be warned, reproved, and counseled. I saw that all should search their own hearts and lives closely, to see if the mistakes for which others were corrected, and the warnings given for others, did not apply to their own cases. If so, they should feel that these reproofs were given especially for them, and should make a practical application of the reproofs and counsel given, as though they were especially addressed to them. p. 164, Para. 1, [20OT].

Those who have a natural love of the world, and have been remiss in their duty, can see their own faults specified in the cases of others who have been reproved. God designs to test the faith of all who claim to be followers of Christ. He will test the sincerity of the prayers of all those who claim to earnestly desire to know their duty. He will make duty plain. He will give all an ample opportunity to develop what is in their hearts. The conflict will be close between self and the grace of God. Self will strive for the mastery, and will be opposed to the work of bringing the life and thoughts, the will and affections, into subjection to the will of Christ. Self-denial and the cross stand all along in the pathway to eternal life; and because of this, “few there be that find it.” p. 164, Para. 2, [20OT].

God is testing the character of all. He is proving their love for his cause, and for the promulgation of the truth which they profess to consider of inestimable value. The Searcher of hearts is judging, by the fruits they bear, who are truly followers of Christ; who, like their divine Pattern, will renounce the honors and treasures of the world, and consent to be of no reputation, preferring the favor of God, and the cross of Christ, that they may, in the end, secure the true riches, the treasure laid up in Heaven, the recompense of reward–eternal glory. p. 165, Para. 1, [20OT].

 

And this bears repeating from yesterday’s post.

 

Those who do not really wish to know themselves, will pass off the reproofs and warnings to others, and will not discern that their own cases are met, and their errors and dangers pointed out. Earthly and selfish motives blind the mind, and so operate upon the soul that it cannot be renewed in the divine image. All who do not, by their own perverse natures, resist His will, will not be left in darkness, but will be renewed in knowledge and true holiness, and even glory in the cross of Christ. p. 165, Para. 2, [20OT].

 

God Bless your study

 

Sunday May 29, 2011

 

 

Here is an amazing text on the faith of Moses.

 

Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. Hebrews 11:26

 

This looks like the voice of reproof and rebuke, or, we might say, the Testimonies.

 

She commenced to talk and to weep. She murmured a little, and confessed a little, and justified self considerable. She had a wrong idea of many things I had stated to her. Her pride was touched as I brought out her faults in so public a manner. Here was evidently the main difficulty. But why should she feel thus? The brethren and sisters knew these things were so, therefore I was not informing them of anything new. But I doubt not that it was new to this sister. She did not know herself, and could not properly judge of her own words and acts. This is in a degree true of nearly all, hence the necessity of faithful reproofs in the church, and the cultivation of love for the plain testimony by all its members. p. 7, Para. 2, [15OT].

 

Then there are those who have hated the voice of reproof all their lives.

 

They call in earnest, agonizing prayer for God to pass them not by. The kings, the mighty men, the lofty, the proud, the mean man, alike bow together under a pressure of woe, desolation, misery; inexpressible, heart-anguished prayers, wrung from the lips, Mercy! mercy! Save us from the wrath of an offended God! A voice answers them with terrible distinctness, sternness and majesty, “Because I have called, and ye have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and ye have not regarded; but ye have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh.” p. 31, Para. 2, [15OT].

 

Those who do not really wish to know themselves, will pass off the reproofs and warnings to others, and will not discern that their own cases are met, and their errors and dangers pointed out. Earthly and selfish motives blind the mind, and so operate upon the soul that it cannot be renewed in the divine image. All who do not, by their own perverse natures, resist His will, will not be left in darkness, but will be renewed in knowledge and true holiness, and even glory in the cross of Christ. p. 165, Para. 2, [20OT].

 

What a beautiful promise!

 

Reproof is more to be prized than flattery. p. 174, Para. 2, [17OT].

 

We have a loving Father who would instruct us so he can save us forever.

 

I further stated that as the word of God is walled in with these books and pamphlets, so has God walled you in with reproofs, counsel, warnings, and encouragements. p. 45, Para. 1, [20OT].

 

God Bless your Study

 

Sabbath May 28, 2011

The Shaking: Part 7

The real challenge about The Shaking is in it’s implications. If it is a, yet future, event, then I am released from making a decision until that time. Much like the error which teaches perfection after the close of probation. There is a lack of a present preparation.

Having no necessity for a present preparation is not in harmony with the parable of Mark 13.

Jesus has left us word, “Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning; lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch.” We are waiting and watching for the Master’s return, who is to bring the morning, lest coming suddenly he find us sleeping. What time is here referred to? Not the revelation of Christ in the clouds of heaven to find a people asleep. No; but his return from his ministration in the most holy, laying off his priestly attire, and clothing himself with garments of vengeance, when the mandate goes forth, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” p. 94, Para. 1, [16OT].

When Jesus ceases to plead for man, the cases of all are decided forever. This is the time of reckoning with his servants. Those who have neglected the preparation of purity and holiness, fitting them to be waiting ones to welcome their Lord, their sun sets in gloom and darkness, and rises not again. Probation closes. Christ’s intercessions cease in Heaven, and it is finally sudden upon all, and those who have neglected the purifying of their souls by obeying the truth, are found sleeping. They became weary of waiting and watching. They became indifferent in regard to the coming of their Master. They longed not for his appearing, and thought there was no need of such continued, persevering watching.

The language of this passage, and others, leads me to conclude that the final events will be of a much different character than most believe. It could be that the Loud Cry will happen right in the presence of the SDA membership, but will have such a stigma attached to it, the saints will be so marginalized, degraded, despised, poor, that nothing they have to say will impress the world-loving membership of the church, and the church will go on looking for a yet future event.

Noah was only one man, yet his testimony was enough to condemn the whole world.

They had been disappointed in their expectations, and might be again. They concluded there was time enough yet to arouse. They would be sure and not lose the opportunity of securing an earthly treasure. It would be safe to get all of this world they could. And in securing this object, they lost all anxiety and interest in the appearing of the Master. They became indifferent and careless, as though his coming was yet in the distance.

The counterfeit SOP notwithstanding, false leaders have so interpreted the scriptures, which teach plainly the truth, and taught these errors of “no perfection here” and “The Shaking” as yet future. They are the “itching ears” teachers, and “my people love to have it so.”

While their interest was buried up in their worldly gains the work closed in the heavenly sanctuary, and they were unprepared. If they had only known that the work of Christ in the heavenly would close so soon, how differently would they have conducted! How earnestly would they have watched! The Master anticipated all this, and gave them timely warning in the command to watch. He distinctly states the suddenness of his coming. He does not measure the time, lest we shall neglect a momentary preparation, and in our indolence look ahead to the time when we think he will come, and defer the “Watch ye therefore; for ye know not.”

“Behold now is the day of salvation,” should be the watchword of all God’s people. Now, is when you can have perfection. Now, is when you can have your sins blotted out of the book. Now, and only now, can you get ready for the second coming. No one has a claim upon tomorrow. No one knows but that “this night thy soul shall be required of thee.”

Yet this uncertainty, and the suddenness at last, foretold, fails to quicken our watchfulness, and arouse us from stupidity to earnest wakefulness, for our expected Master. Those not found waiting and watching, are finally surprised in their unfaithfulness. The Master has come, and instead of their being ready to open unto him immediately, they are locked in a worldly slumber, and are lost at last. p. 95, Para. 1, [16OT].

A company was presented before me in contrast to the one described. They were waiting and watching. Their eyes were directed heavenward, and the words of their Master were upon their lips, “What I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch.” “Watch ye therefore, for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning; lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.” The Lord intimates a delay before the morning finally dawns. He would not have them give way to weariness, nor relax their earnest watchfulness, because the morning does not open upon them as soon as they expected. The waiting ones were represented to me as looking upward. They were encouraging one another, repeating these words. p. 96, Para. 1, [16OT].

God Bless your preparation

 

Friday May 27, 2011

The Shaking: Part 6

 

Today we are going to cover the chapter in the 1858 Great Controversy titled “The Shaking,” in it’s entirety. I am doing this so you will have one place to get it all and not have it chopped up through several posts. This is just too important to treat lightly.

 

First we need to consider a couple of items. This chapter is like chapters 25 and 26, which illustrates the Advent movement, in that it is an illustration, not literal. That means that some points are illustrated by some visual scene, shown to us, that is not a factual happening. That is an important point.

 

This chapter is a complete vision. Notice the big picture by just flipping through the pages. It starts with an intense scene of people spiritually struggling; it ends with Christ’s second coming. In that ending there is no mention of the special resurrection, shown on page 205.

 

Notice how this pattern of starting at some point and going to the end is a similar pattern God uses in the Bible. Notice Revelation 1, the second coming is in verse 7. The author is the same.

 

And again, we are told, January 26, 1850, that The Shaking had started. See The Present Truth, No. 9, p. 72.

 

CHAPTER XXXII THE SHAKING

I saw some with strong faith and agonizing cries, pleading with GOD. Their countenances were pale, and marked with deep anxiety, which expressed their internal struggle. There were firmness and great earnestness expressed in their countenances, while large drops of perspiration rose upon their foreheads, and fell. Now and then their faces would light up with the marks of GOD’S approbation, and again the same solemn, earnest, anxious look settled upon them. p. 183, Para. 1, [GC58].

Evil angels crowded around them, pressing their darkness upon them, to shut out JESUS from their view, that their eyes might be drawn to the darkness that surrounded them, and they distrust GOD, and next murmur against him. Their only safety was in keeping their eyes directed upward.

 

This illustration teaches us to keep our mind stayed on God. It is not literal. It is also in perfect harmony with the first vision God gave us.

 

Angels were having the charge over the people of GOD, and as the poisonous atmosphere from these evil angels was pressed around these anxious ones, the angels, which had the charge over them, were continually wafting their wings over them to scatter the thick darkness that surrounded them. p. 183, Para. 2, [GC58].

Some, I saw, did not participate in this work of agonizing and pleading. They seemed indifferent and careless. They were not resisting the darkness around them, and it shut them in like a thick cloud. The angels of GOD left them, and went to the aid of those earnest, praying ones. I saw the angels of GOD hasten to the assistance of all those who were struggling with all their energies to resist those evil angels, and trying to help themselves by calling upon GOD with perseverance. But the angels left those who made no effort to help themselves, and I lost sight of them. p. 184, Para. 1, [GC58].

As these praying ones continued their earnest cries, at times a ray of light from JESUS came to them, and encouraged their hearts, and lighted up their countenances. p. 184, Para. 2, [GC58].

 

Here again is a perfect harmony with the first vision. See The DayStar.

 

I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen. I was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the true Witness to the Laodiceans. It will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver of the testimony, and it will lead to him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. This straight testimony some will not bear. They will rise up against it, and this will cause a shaking among GOD’S people. p. 184, Para. 3, [GC58].

 

The above paragraph creates a feeling that The Shaking is yet future. But think about when you, or someone you saw, or someone you heard about, stood up and defended God’s revealed will as expressed in the Spirit of Prophecy. Immediately there was a division in that church.

 

I saw that the testimony of the true Witness has not been half heeded. The solemn testimony upon which the destiny of the church hangs, has been lightly esteemed, if not entirely disregarded. This testimony must work deep repentance, and all that truly receive it, will obey it, and be purified. p. 185, Para. 1, [GC58].

Said the angel, List ye! Soon I heard a voice that sounded like many musical instruments, all sounding in perfect strains, sweet and harmonious. It surpassed any music I had ever heard. It seemed to be so full of mercy, compassion, and elevating, holy joy. It thrilled through my whole being. Said the angel, Look ye! My attention was then turned to the company I had seen before, who were mightily shaken. I was shown those whom I had before seen weeping, and praying with agony of spirit. I saw that the company of guardian angels around them had doubled, and they were clothed with an armor from their head to their feet. They moved in exact order, firm like a company of soldiers.

 

This paints a picture of a group. But it’s clear that God’s people will be very few and quite scattered at this time. God sees things in a different light than man. This is his church. You and I are united by the truth, and an experience. Any that are “together” and actually form a group, will fully exhibit all these characteristics.

 

Their countenances expressed the severe conflict which they had endured, the agonizing struggle they had passed through. Yet their features, marked with severe internal anguish, shone now with the light and glory of heaven. They had obtained the victory, and it called forth from them the deepest gratitude, and holy, sacred joy. p. 185, Para. 2, [GC58].

The numbers of this company had lessened. Some had been shaken out, and left by the way. The careless and indifferent who did not join with those who prized victory and salvation enough to agonize, persevere, and plead for it, did not obtain it, and they were left behind in darkness, and their numbers were immediately made up by others taking hold of the truth, and coming into the ranks. Still the evil angels pressed around them, but they could have no power over them. p. 186, Para. 1, [GC58].

 

Now we have the Loud Cry illustrated.

 

I heard those clothed with the armor speak forth the truth in great power. It had effect. I saw those who had been bound; some wives had been bound by their husbands, and some children had been bound by their parents. The honest who had been held or prevented from hearing the truth, now eagerly laid hold of the truth spoken. All fear of their relatives was gone. The truth alone was exalted to them. It was dearer and more precious than life. They had been hungering and thirsting for truth. I asked what had made this great change. An angel answered, It is the latter rain; the refreshing from the presence of the LORD; the loud cry of the third angel. p. 186, Para. 2, [GC58].

 

This is an allusion to fourth angel of Revelation 18, which you can go to page 193 to read and insert here.

 

Great power was with these chosen ones. Said the angel, Look ye! My attention was turned to the wicked, or unbelievers. They were all astir. The zeal and power with the people of GOD had aroused and enraged them. Confusion, confusion, was on every side.

 

Here is where, in this illustration, the death decree takes place. Somewhere just before this would be the close of human probation.

 

I saw measures taken against this company, who were having the power and light of GOD. Darkness thickened around them, yet there they stood, approved of GOD, and trusting in him. I saw them perplexed.

 

Now this group enters the time of Jacob’s trouble.

 

 

Next I heard them crying unto GOD earnestly. Through the day and night their cry ceased not. I heard these words, Thy will, O GOD, be done! If it can glorify thy name, make a way of escape for thy people! Deliver us from the heathen round about us! They have appointed us unto death; but thine arm can bring salvation. These are all the words I can bring to mind. They seemed to have a deep sense of their unworthiness, and manifested entire submission to the will of GOD. Yet every one, without an exception, was earnestly pleading, and wrestling like Jacob for deliverance. p. 186, Para. 3, [GC58].

Soon after they had commenced their earnest cry, the angels, in sympathy would have gone to their deliverance. But a tall, commanding angel suffered them not. Said he, The will of GOD is not yet fulfilled. They must drink of the cup. They must be baptized with the baptism. p. 187, Para. 1, [GC58].

Soon I heard the voice of GOD, which shook the heavens and the earth.

 

Right here would be that special resurrection. Now can be said those famous words, “the living saints, 144,000 in number.” And, BTW, it is a literal number. (Some figure God can not count.)

 

There was a mighty earthquake. Buildings were shaken down, and fell on every side. I then heard a triumphant shout of victory, loud, musical and clear. I looked upon this company who, a short time before were in such distress and bondage. Their captivity was turned. A glorious light shone upon them. How beautiful they then looked. All weariness and marks of care were gone. Health and beauty were seen in every countenance. Their enemies, the heathen around them, fell like dead men. They could not endure the light that shone upon the delivered, holy ones. This light and glory remained upon them, until JESUS was seen in the clouds of heaven, and the faithful, tried company was changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, from glory to glory. And the graves were opened and the saints came forth, clothed with immortality, crying victory over death and the grave, and together with the living saints, were caught up to meet their LORD in the air; while the rich, musical shouts of glory and victory were upon every immortal tongue, and proceeding from every sanctified, holy lip. p. 187, Para. 2, [GC58].

 

 

God Bless your study

Thursday May 26, 2011

 

 

The Shaking: Part 5

 

Please review the chapter on The Shaking in the 1858 Great Controversy. We will refer to it often. It makes a great anchor point!

 

We now have an important passage. It explains exactly why it is that the SDA church will never be reformed or be a part of the true loud cry. But, of course, that is the purpose of The Shaking, to know these things. We have to have people who are totally consecrated to God. We know that by testing.

 

All the members of the church, if they are sons and daughters of God, will have to undergo a process of discipline before they can be lights in the world. God will not make men and women channels of light while they are in darkness and are content to remain so, making no special efforts to connect with the Source of light.

 

There is a severe mental stigma in most of the “developed” the world today. It is deeply ingrained or etched in the brain, mostly by our educational system, which came from Satan. It teaches people that only a “professional” can tell you what to do. This means that the masses bow to the degreed “professional” and trust their education to the professors, trust their bodies to the doctors and trust their souls to the pastor.(!?!)

 

And most members want to “stay with the ship.” This is a “cop-out.” It would be good to stay with the ship, if the ship were going in the right direction, but every day it’s taking those people farther from the truth! The ship we need to “stay with” is the one God originally gave to his people. That would be the faith once delivered to the saints, the same faith of the pioneers of this message.

 

Where are the people who will think for themselves? They are found in their spare moments expanding their minds with excellent food for thought, not watching TV. They are the ones to whom truth is very important.

 

And here I will make a side observation. I have noticed a direct correlation between the desire and importance for spiritual truth in a person, and their ability to understand the truth about world events, such as 9/11 and Waco. These people are willing to dig and pay a price to get to the truth. They don’t accept someone’s assertion about something without checking it out.

 

Just like the noble Bereans.Acts 17:11

 

Those who feel their own need, and arouse themselves to the deepest thought, and the most earnest, persevering prayer and action, will receive divine aid. There is much for each to unlearn with respect to himself, as well as much to learn. Old habits and customs must be shaken off; and it is only by earnest struggles to correct these errors, and a full reception of the truth in carrying out its principles, by the grace of God, that the victory can be gained. p. 141, Para. 2, [29OT].

 

There is the promise. God also tells us that the honest in heart will be rescued. No.15,p.95

 

Satan has a powerful controlling influence upon minds. Preachers and people are in danger of being found upon the side of the powers of darkness. There is no such thing now as a neutral position. We are all decidedly for the right, or decidedly with the wrong. Said Christ, “They that are not for me, are against me; and they that gather not with me, scatter abroad.” p. 102, Para. 2, [23OT].

 

It is my settled belief that God has his own scattered about the world in preparation for giving the Loud Cry. They are marginalized in many ways. Many others about them esteem them smitten of God. I mean, if God were on their side, they would be in better circumstances, right?

 

Funny thing, have you ever noticed boot camp for the military? Do they take those guys in and treat them real nice? After all, they are going to where it’s going to be tough. No, we have all heard the stories. They get treated so bad they will be glad to go to war just to get out.

 

Interesting thing, God did that to the Jews, in Egypt, so they would be glad to hit the trail.

 

Something must arise to lessen the hold of God’s people upon the world. p. 40, Para. 1, [12OT].

 

It looks to me like that is the purpose of the financial collapse the world is going through right now.

 

God Bless your preparation

 

Wednesday May 25, 2011

I am interrupting The Shaking series to bring to your attention, what I perceive to be, some important developments. God uses people other than his own. It appears to me that God may be using a few people to expose what the elite (whoever that is?) are trying to do or hiding from the public.

The two items I want to point out are weather manipulation and space threats.

1.) Weather manipulation has been going on for some time now. Perhaps it started with the “rain makers” trying to “seed” the clouds and produce rain. Then they progressed to using airplanes. Today technology is literally moving so fast that if all you did was read papers on it, you would be years behind in a few weeks.

The sophistication of today’s technology far exceeds most peoples ability to grasp. That this work with weather goes far beyond the aerosoling of sulphur dioxide in the upper troposphere with airplanes to create a few cirrus clouds to reflect the sunlight off the earth, is without question. HAARP is a big figure in this apparently.

The goal clearly is to “own the weather” for purposes of using it as a weapon. Some treaties have been signed including the use of weather. (It’s kinda hard to fight a war in the rain.) Now the question is, are they trying to use the weather as a weapon against the people of the USA?

Satan and his agents love secrecy and hate to be exposed. I believe that God is using this man and his friends to expose some of what is being done with the weather. They are simply observing radar images and then observing what weather events happen later.

This guy predicted 24 to 48 hours in advance the Joplin Missouri severe weather. Here is his youtube channel and the video to link to is named: Joplin Missouri Forecast = CORRECT

You can watch what he sees and check it out for yourself. I did. I’m not into forecasting but it’s real plain on the weather radar to see the edges of the circles and squares. I watched just yesterday as clouds came against a big square that would not allow the clouds past. Here is the link and you can see for yourself. BTW, the circles and squares are often quite large, the size of states and some multi-state sized.

This begs the question, are the elite using weather to subdue and distract the population?

I think that as Christians we need to stay focused on the main thing. What is that? In my opinion, it is you getting yourself perfect with God. (Just click on that topic over on the right if you are new.) If you are perfect with God, you will be where he wants you to be, when he wants you there. And he will be responsible for your very life. Just ask yourself, be honest here, can you protect your life? The right answer is, “No.”

It seems that we need to get our heads screwed on straight about just what the last days of earth’s history are all about. That is a part of the purpose of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy. The Present Truth, No. 4, page 32, “Soon the dead and dying will be all around us.” We are living under the third woe, which is the seventh trumpet. It’s a woe for a reason.

 

We are going to see and feel things that will seem to be in the realm of miracles, but are not. We will also see real miracles, but must ask what they support. If error, then the miracle was of Satan. You need to study the truth as presented by the pioneers and the authenticated Spirit of Prophecy so you will know error when you hear it.

 

2.) The second thing that is happening is Elenin. It is some object in space that is going to come very close to earth in the near future, try October 16th, this year. It appears that it is not a comet, as we are being told by a lying government.

There are two important aspects about this event you should be aware of.

First, it’s not a fake, it’s real. It is a natural event. Many earth events are being attributed to it, such as the big earthquake in Japan. A great many more earth events will be attributed to it before it’s gone, like perhaps the huge increase in earthquakes worldwide.

Second, God is in control. These are the last days. Christ is soon to come. The following important passages should be carefully considered.

These wonderful exhibitions will be more numerous and terrible just before the second coming of Christ and the end of the world, as signs of its speedy destruction. p. 81, Para. 3, [1SP].These manifestations bear the special marks of God’s power, and are designed to cause the people of the earth to tremble before him, and to silence those who, like Pharaoh, would proudly say, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice?” p. 83, Para. 1, [1SP]. Greater wonders than have yet been seen will be witnessed by those upon the earth a short period previous to the coming of Christ. p. 84, Para. 2, [1SP].

We really have no idea of what we will be experiencing in these last days.

I was shown that these modern magicians would yet account for all the miracles wrought by our Lord Jesus Christ by the rapping and mesmerism, and many would believe that all the mighty works of the Son of God, when he was on the earth, were accomplished by this same power.” p. 5, Para. 2, [SUPCEV].

I believe that God’s power to shake the people of earth and try to get them ready for the end, will be attributed to the near approach of Elenin.

Here is the link to the youtube channel for the man, Mike, I think God is using at this time to reveal the USGS trying to hide data about the huge increase in earthquakes which started early 2010. Now, in 2011, we are on track with an average of one 6.0 -6.9 per day!

He also discusses Elenin.

And here is the video where he caught the USGS changing the numbers.

USGS is Lying about Earthquakes

Dutchsinse, the man in No.2 above, also caught the USGS downgrading a 8.+ to a 5.0. He also watches earthquake data.

Because of the near approach of Elenin on October 16, 2011, that is near enough to October 22 to be significant. Because men laughed at Noah, they had to find makeup a reason for all the animals coming into the ark.

About 5:30 pm CST (5/24/11) dutchsinse posted another video showing a huge line of major thunderstorms, most have a tornado warning attached and baseball sized hail. The line stretches from Dallas in the south up to north of Denver. An incredible event never before seen on such a scale. I just checked again and the storm line is full of circle lines. Someone is creating these storms.

Here is the other guy, ASTROLPATRIOT, who is an amateur astronomer and posted some interesting material on Elenin. This channel is not his, he had to close his own.

I “feel” that these guys are real, and telling the truth about what they have observed. The video is all non-pro, or we might say, bad. Anyway, they are getting better at it and you have a chance at real information.

 

It is your responsibility to make your own decisions.

 

God Bless

 

Tuesday May 24, 2011

NOTE: I can not edit my post as something is blocking my access to the tools.

The Shaking: Part 4

Please review the chapter on The Shaking in the 1858 Great Controversy. We will refer to it often. It makes a great anchor point!

At first blush, yesterday’s post, about being shaken from the influence of a spouse, does not seem to be a part of the Shaking. I call your attention back to the 1858 Great Controversy, p. 184.

I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen. I was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony [the voice of warning and reproof], called forth by the counsel of the true Witness to the Laodiceans. [this is also pointing to the Spirit of Prophecy] It will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver of the testimony, and it will lead to him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. This straight testimony some will not bear. They will rise up against it, [read Obadiah 1:1 here, Edom was where Esau lived, and Esau is the one who rejected his birthright. Notice too that Esau is rising up against God’s ambassador, who is a “her!”] and this will cause a shaking among GOD’S people. p. 184, Para. 3, [GC58].

I saw that the testimony of the true Witness has not been half heeded. The solemn testimony upon which the destiny of the church hangs, has been lightly esteemed, if not entirely disregarded. This testimony must work deep repentance, and all that truly receive it, will obey it, and be purified. [ here is the connecting link, “the voice of warning and reproof, [read Spirit of Prophecy here] by which God designs to purify the church” from above] p. 185, Para. 1, [GC58].

The above clearly ties the message of Revelation 3: 14-22 to the true Spirit of Prophecy. The “straight testimony” is also the “living testimony” is also the “voice of reproof and rebuke” is the true Spirit of Prophecy, which the Holy Spirit works through to drive the truth to the heart. Which is exactly what the honest in heart embrace and what the dis-honest in heart hate.

Time is allowed to all, except at the very end. I do not know what the figures are, but lots of people are born and die every minute, of every day, &c. God is in control of it all. Justice will be served.

This allowed time is the growth time. The Shaking is the proving of what that growth produced. It is pressure applied. God in his providence chooses the shaking time. Perhaps it is a church board meeting, or, more likely, business meeting. Someone asks about doing something the Testimonies point out should be done. They get put down. That’s how the Shaking works, as I see it.

Notice the time involved in this next passage.

I was pointed to the providence of God among his people. I was shown that every trial made by the refining, purifying process upon professed Christians proves some to be dross. The fine gold does not always appear. In every religious crisis some fall under temptation. The shaking of God blows away multitudes like dry leaves. Prosperity multiplies a mass of professors. Adversity purges them out of the church. They are a class whose spirits are not steadfast with God. They go out from us because they are not of us. For when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, many are offended. p. 123, Para. 2, [26OT].

It takes time to become prosperous. Adversity can come quite fast.

I do not think that there will be some great time of shaking in the church, some decisive, singular event, that people can point to and say, “There’s the Shaking.” I do believe the Shaking is an on-going process, since January 26, 1850, and will continue til some time after the loud cry occurs.

The loud cry is God’s response to the Sunday law. It is also the final call to certain persons in the SDA church; those who have never heard and rejected the three angel’s messages.

The light that was shed upon the waiting ones penetrated everywhere, and those who had any light in the churches, who had not heard and rejected the three messages, answered to the call, and left the fallen churches. Many had come to years of accountability since these messages had been given, and the light shone upon them, and they were privileged to choose life or death. Some chose life, and took their stand with those looking for their LORD, and keeping all his commandments. The third message was to do its work; all were to be tested upon it, and the precious ones were to be called out from the religious bodies. A compelling power moves the honest, while the manifestation of the power of GOD holds in fear and restraint relatives and friends, and they dare not, neither have they power to, hinder those who feel the work of the Spirit of GOD upon them. p. 195, Para. 1, [GC58].

Most SDAs are waiting for the Sunday law as a signal to leave the large cities. But it is my understanding that then it will be too late. Events will move rapidly and those who are not ready to be made a part of the loud cry response will discover that they love the world too much, and they will be left behind in the work. Then, if still deceived, they will wander the world after the close of probation to find someone to teach them the truth, but they will search in vain. It will be too late.

The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. Nahum 2:3

Christ said, “For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?” Fir trees are called, “evergreens,” for a reason.

God Bless your preparation

Monday May 23, 2011

 

 

The Shaking: Part 3

 

Please review the chapter on The Shaking in the 1858 Great Controversy. We will refer to it often. It makes a great anchor point!

 

In this large passage we examine the Shaking in process. Here it is focused on a man’s inapproiate attitude towards his wife’s opinion; who, herself, needs true conversion and in humility to take the place assigned her by God. See Genesis 3:16, last part.

 

This particular subject matter is a touchy one for the last days. Many want to go on some other path up to Heaven than God’s appointed way. Thus the Shaking, caused by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans, God’s word through his prophet, Ellen.

 

It has become a test for those in the faith. For those outside of this faith, their test is the Bible and God’s law. If they become converted to this faith, then the Spirit of Prophecy becomes a test for them.

 

Here is why this is so. I urge you to read this in context, it just may change your life!

 

I took the precious Bible, and surrounded it with the several Testimonies to the church, given for the people of God. Here, said I, the cases of nearly all are met. The sins they are to shun are pointed out. The counsel that they desire can be found here, which has been given for other cases similarly situated as themselves. God has been pleased to give you line upon line, and precept upon precept. But there are not many of you that really know what is contained in the Testimonies. You are not familiar with the Scriptures. If you had made God’s word your study, with a desire to reach the Bible standard and attain to Christian perfection, you would not have needed the Testimonies. p. 43, Para. 2, [20OT].

It is because you have neglected to acquaint yourselves with God’s inspired Book that he has sought to reach you by simple, direct testimonies, calling your attention to the words of inspiration you had neglected to obey, and urging you to fashion your lives in accordance with its pure and elevated teachings. The Lord deigns to warn you, to reprove, to counsel, through the testimonies given, and to impress your minds with the importance of the truth of his word. The written testimonies are not to give new light; but to impress with vividness upon the heart the truths of inspiration already revealed. Man’s duty to God and to his fellow-man has been distinctly specified in God’s word; yet but few of you are obedient to the light given. Additional truth is not brought out; but God has through the testimonies simplified the great truths already given, and in his own chosen way brought them before the people, to awaken and impress the mind with them, that all may be left without excuse. p. 44, Para. 1, [20OT].

I further stated that as the word of God is walled in with these books and pamphlets, [this is the true Spirit of Prophecy] so has God walled you in with reproofs, counsel, warnings, and encouragements. p. 45, Para. 1, [20OT].

 

Now for the Shaking.

 

Bro. —–, you have a duty to do. Assume the stewardship you have resigned, and in the fear of God take your place at the head of your family. You must be shaken from the influence of your wife, and rely more fully upon God, and expect him to lead you, to guide you. God has not especially instructed Sr. —–, or given her light to teach others their duty. You cannot be both occupying the position God would have you, while things remain as they now do. You will never be stablished, strengthened, and settled, until you allow your wife to occupy the position a wife should. While she occupies her proper place, respect her judgment, consult with her in regard to your plans, but be very cautious of taking it for granted that her judgment is as the judgment of God. Consult with your brethren upon whom God has seen fit to lay the burden of the work.[see The Present Truth, No. 11, p. 86, right column, near the bottom] Had you thus advised with those whom you should, you would not have committed so great an error, so sad a blunder, as you did in the case of L. G. B. God’s cause was wounded and reproached in this case. Your wife thought she had light in this case; but her impressions were not of God, but of the enemy, because he saw that you could be affected in this direction. Your trusting so completely to your wife’s judgment is contrary to Heaven’s arrangement. Satan has designed, in this way, to cut you off, in a great measure, from the influence of your fellow-laborers, and your brethren in general. You have had trials that otherwise you would not have had, if you had not considered your wife in a position that God has not placed her in. You have too implicit confidence in her judgment and wisdom. She has not been consecrated to God, therefore her judgment has not been consecrated. She is not a happy woman, and the unhappy train her mind has taken has greatly injured her physical and mental health. Satan has designed to unsettle you, and cause your brethren to lose confidence in your judgment. Satan is seeking to overthrow you. When God especially calls your wife to the work of teaching the truth, then should you lean to her counsel and advice, and confide in her instructions. God may give you both, as possessing an equal interest in, and devotion to the work, equal qualifications to act a prominent part in the most solemn work of saving souls. The great work before her is to be diligent in making her calling and election sure. To cease watching others, and now begin the work to be very jealous of herself. Be diligent to make her calling and election sure; seek to bless others by her godly example, her cheerfulness, fortitude, courage, faith, hopefulness, joy, in that perfect trust, that confidence in God, which will be the result of sanctification through the truth. An entire conformity to the will of God she must have. Christ says to her, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength; this is the first great commandment. The second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” In love, E. G. W. p. 100, Para. 1, [14OT].

 

God Bless your study

 

Sunday May 22, 2011

 

 

The Shaking: Part 2

 

Please review the chapter on The Shaking in the 1858 Great Controversy. We will refer to it often. It makes a great anchor point!

 

It seems to be very important to see these things from God’s point of view. “Everything is to be shaken that can be shaken.” Let’s ask what this “Everything” is.

 

I saw that God was purifying and proving his people. He will refine them as gold, until his image is reflected in them, and the dross consumed. There is not in all that spirit of self-denial, and willingness to suffer for the truth’s sake, and to endure hardness, which God requires. Their wills are not subdued, and they consecrated wholly to God, seeking no greater pleasure than to do his will. Ministers and people lack spirituality and true godliness. Everything is to be shaken that can be shaken. God’s people will be brought into most trying positions, and all must be settled, rooted and grounded in the truth, or their steps will surely slide. If God comforts and nourishes the soul with his inspiring presence, they can endure, though the way may be dark and thorny. For the darkness will soon pass away, and the true light shine for ever. p. 1, Para. 2, [9OT].

 

Unless this church shall arouse from their — lethargy, and shake off the spirit of the world, they will mourn, when, too late, they find their opportunities and privileges lost, lost forever. The Lord sometimes tests his people with prosperity in temporal things. But he designs that they shall make a right use of his gifts. Their property, their time, their strength, and their opportunities are all of God. For all these blessings they must account to the Giver. While want and destitution are seen among our brethren, and we withhold relief from them when our own necessities are supplied, we neglect a plain duty revealed in the word of God. He gives to us liberally that we may give to others. It is beneficence that overcomes selfishness, and ennobles and purifies the soul. Some abuse the talents given them of God; they close their eyes that they may not see the necessities of his cause, and turn away their ears that they may not hear his voice showing them their duty to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. Some who profess to be children of God seem anxious to invest their means in the world, lest it shall return to the Giver in gifts and offerings. They forget their divine mission, and if they continue to follow the dictates of their selfish hearts, and expend precious time and means to gratify their pride, God will send reverses, and they will feel pinching want because of their ingratitude. He will intrust his talents to more faithful stewards, who will acknowledge his claims upon them. p. 138, Para. 2, [30OT].

 

The description of the way God tests and purifies his people reads like a chapter out of “everyday” life. But this is the same way that God tested and proved the Jews before entering the promised land, through ordinary life.

 

And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Hebrews 12:27

 

When Christ stands up and proclaims probation at an end, ALL things that can not be shaken will remain. In the first sentence, of the above paragraph, the church is admonished to “shake off the spirit of the world,” and if they will not, that spirit will remain as a part of ALL things that can not be shaken. And they will have their part in the lake of fire.

 

The shaking is a proving, a trial by fire, as it were. All that go to Heaven must be proven. For they are “purified, made white, and tried.” Because Heaven will be secure, … forever and ever.

 

God Bless your preparation for Heaven