Friday July 1, 2011

I wish to comment on something I feel is important. First, let’s look at this passage to get some direction.

 

“I have had a remarkable dream about you and Sr. White, and feel it to be my duty to relate the same to you as far as I can remember. I dreamed that I related the dream to Sr. White, as well as the interpretation thereof, which also was given me in the dream. When I awoke something urged me to get up and write down all the particulars, lest I should forget them, but I neglected to do so, partly because I was tired, and partly because I thought it was nothing but a dream. But seeing that I never dreamed of you before, and that this dream was so intelligent, and so intimately connected with you, I have come to the conclusion that I ought to tell you. The following is all that I can remember of it: p. 38, Para. 2, [13OT].

 

How sad.

Brothers and Sisters, when Heaven makes an effort and sends you a dream, that gift, usually, is not for you alone. Your heart may be cheered and your burden lightened, but what of the rest of God’s people? Can you not share? If your heart is open to the Spirit you will, just like the one of the above passage, be impressed to write it down. Here is an important phrase.

 

Paper remembers, People forget.


Simple, isn’t it? It is so easy to jot down some lines on paper, review and fill in, and it’s captured… forever. Now it is ready for use when the need arises. But it is also easy NOT to do, and Satan is at hand to provide every excuse you might want.

I had a dream some time back. I will share it with you. It’s easy to do… because I practice what I preach on this point, I wrote it down. Because it’s on paper, whenever I share, it’s always the same, never any worries about some inconsistencies.

April 2, 2010 10:15 AM

Early this morning I dreamed a dream…..

In my dream I was with a elderly lady _____ when a man ____called for the effects of one (?) who was deceased, while they stood by talking I was in the process of lifting out (___) and opening boxes of effects, spreading the contents while the man was deciding what he wanted to take, very quickly the boxes seemed to be covered with trash and earth, even exposed to the elements and damp, which I had to clean off to get to them, upon opening the next box we discovered some very old Spirit of Prophecy testimony books, even one large one I saw, the outside of which indicated No. 1,2,3,4,5 &c. I knew it was the original numbers all in one book, strangely bound, more like a “boxed set,” the man did not want them so I carried them into the house not really looking at them, just getting them to safety, the man left and I went into the house to look at the books but could not find them, in anguish I searched, then asked the woman, who told me she had moved them to another part of the house, relieved I went and knelt down to examine them and immediately found a Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. ? and knew the rest were there also, and was so happy I began to cry, which woke me.

 

This does not mean that you or I am a prophet. According to Joel it simply means that God has given you a portion of the Holy Spirit, it is a portion of the gifts.

 

The remnant of the gospel church will have the gifts. War will be waged against them because they keep the commandments of GOD, and the testimony of JESUS CHRIST. Rev. xii, 17. In Rev. xix, 10, the testimony of JESUS is defined to be the spirit of prophecy. Said the angel, “I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of JESUS.” In Chap. xxii, 9, he repeats the same in substance, as follows: “I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets.” From the comparison we see the force of the expression, The testimony of JESUS is the spirit of prophecy. But the testimony of JESUS includes all the gifts of that one spirit. Says Paul, I thank my GOD always on your behalf, for the grace of GOD which is given you by JESUS CHRIST; that in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance and in all knowledge; even as the testimony of CHRIST was confirmed in you: so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. 1 Cor. i, 4-7. The testimony of CHRIST was confirmed in the Corinthian church, and what was the result? They came behind in no gift. Are we not justified then in the conclusion that when the remnant are fully confirmed in the testimony of JESUS, they will come behind in no gift, waiting for the coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST?–R. F. C. p. 15, Para. 2, [GC58].

 

Now I will show you a time when this process was done correctly.

 

Before we left Monterey, Bro. Loughborough handed me the following dream in writing, which he had about the time of the death of his wife. This was also a matter of encouragement to me:p. 45, Para. 1, [13OT].

 

You are encouraged to read both of these dreams, and especially the introduction to the 1858 Great Controversy for it’s teaching on these important matters.

 

Because of the shortness of time, the increasing signs showing the nearness of the end, we expect there will be a corresponding increase in communications from Heaven to his faithful people. Dreams come under this class. This also comes under the heading of “the living testimony.”

 

I was pointed down to the time when the third angel’s message was closing. The power of GOD had rested upon his people. They had accomplished their work, and were prepared for the trying hour before them. They had received the latter rain, or refreshing from the presence of the LORD, and the living testimony had been revived. The last great warning had sounded everywhere, and it had stirred up and enraged the inhabitants of earth, who would not receive the message. p. 197, Para. 1, [GC58].

 

A glorious future awaits God’s people as we stand, as it were, before Heaven’s gates ajar.

 

God Bless your future

 

Thursday June 30, 2011

Anybody out there remember Harvest Ingathering? This was something I grew up with. For those who might not know what it is, I’ll tell you. About once a year the SDA church turns it’s membership loose on the town; the mission; ask people for money for SDA world missions. The program was successful enough that it has been kept up since it was started.

 

I do not know when it started. I do not know just how successful the program really is. I do remember that at least one quote from EGW, in favor of, settled the question about whether it should be done or not.

 

Once again we present the truth, first, then the lie.

 

Ezra 8:21, 23: “Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance. For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way; because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him. So we fasted and besought our God for this, and he was entreated of us.” p. 72, Para. 2, [7OT].

The prophet and these fathers did not consider them the worshipers of the true God, and though they professed friendship and wished to help them, they dare not unite with them in anything relating to his worship. When going up to Jerusalem, to build the temple of God and to restore his worship, they would not ask help of the king to assist them in the way, but by fasting and prayer sought the Lord for help. They believed God would defend and prosper his servants in their efforts to serve him. The Creator of all things needeth not the help of his enemies to establish his worship. He asks not the sacrifice of wickedness, nor accepts the offerings of those who have other gods before the Lord. p. 72, Para. 3, [7OT].

 

Here is the lie. Oldest first, that I could find.

 

Just as long as we are in this world, and the Spirit of God is striving with the world, we are to receive as well as to impart favors. We are to give to the world the light of truth as presented in the sacred Scriptures, and we are to receive from the world that which God moves upon them to do in behalf of His cause. God has not closed the door of mercy yet. The Lord still moves upon the hearts of kings and rulers in behalf of His people, and it becomes us who are so deeply interested in the religious liberty question not to cut off any favors, or withdraw ourselves from the help that God has moved men to give for the advancement of His cause. {16MR 169.2}

The Lord God of Israel has placed His goods in the hands of unbelievers, but they are to be used in favor of doing the work that must be done for a fallen world. The agents through whom their gifts come, who open up avenues through which the truth may go, may have no sympathy with the work, and no faith in Christ, and no practice of his words; but their gifts are not to be refused on that account. The Holy Ghost strives with hearts of the so-called great men of earth. He is drawing them until they have light, and when convicted turn from fables to the light of truth. {16MR 170.1}

I have repeatedly been shown that we might receive far more favors than we do in many ways if we would approach men in wisdom, acquaint them with our work, as though we had a right to expect them to help in the best and greatest enterprise in our world, and give them an opportunity of doing those things which it is our privilege to induce them to do for the advancement of the work of God. –Letter 11, 1895. {16MR 170.2}

 

The Lord still moves upon the hearts of kings and rulers in behalf of his people. Those who are laboring for Him are to avail themselves of the help that He prompts men to give for the advancement of His cause. The agents through whom these gifts come, may open ways by which the light of truth may be given to many benighted lands. These men may have no sympathy with God’s work, no faith in Christ, no acquaintance with His Word; but their gifts on this account are not to be refused. {Banner, September 29, 1909 par. 2}

 

NOTE: The text in bold green above comes to the surface of the research as a fave phrase. This means that someone liked the sound of it, so incorporated it in other places. In the counterfeit this is not uncommon.

 

In the providence of God, those who are bearing the burden of his work have been endeavoring to put new life into old methods of labor, and also to invent new plans and new methods of awakening the interest of church members in a united effort to reach the world. One of the new plans for reaching unbelievers is the Harvest Ingathering campaign for missions. In many places, during the past few years, this has proved a success, bringing blessing to many, and increasing the flow of means into the mission treasury. {Gazette, September 1, 1914 par. 3}

To all who are about to take up special missionary work with the paper prepared for use in the Harvest Ingathering campaign, I would say: Be diligent in your efforts; live under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. [!?! It is obvious that they are guided by that spirit that Satan breathes on them!] Add daily to your Christian experience. Let those who have special aptitude, work for unbelievers in the high places as well as in the low places of life. Search diligently for perishing souls. O, think of the yearning desire Christ has to bring to his fold again those who have gone astray! {Gazette, September 1, 1914 par. 13}

 

Actually, I allow myself to feel rather sickly as I read this copy, written probably by some one, unsanctified by the truth, coveteous as Achan, and writting all the most powerful religious catch-phrases they can think of. So like the Jews of old. I rather doubt Ellen ever saw this copy.

 

All this seems to me to be a classic case of “follow the money.”

 

From the truth above: The Creator of all things needeth not the help of his enemies to establish his worship. He asks not the sacrifice of wickedness, nor accepts the offerings of those who have other gods before the Lord.”

 

Praise God for the truth

 

Wednesday June 29, 2011

For quite some time I have puzzled over the meaning of the following line.

“Then Jesus shewed me the difference between faith and feeling.” The DayStar

My lack of understanding was caused by a missing definition of those two words, faith and feeling. Well, PRAISE God!! Just this past week as I was reviewing this portion of The DayStar, the understanding came to my mind. I am so grateful to God for his truth and helping me to understand it!

As I was reading through the passage I came to the above line, and knowing that I did not know the answer, just skipped over the thought, and continued reading. Then the thought came to mind about the obedience of those who were following Christ. From that came the thought about the dis-obedience of those who refused to follow Christ.

 

This leads into some very interesting texts. Here they are.

 

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: John 6:44

And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. John 6:65

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. John 14:21

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

 

In these texts we see that true obedience is directly tied to following Christ. We also know that Satan is all about rebellion against God, full dis-obedience. Now let’s look at our passage from The DayStar to get the context and the instruction from the Father.

 

I saw a throne, and on it sat the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. I gazed on Jesus’ countenance and admired his lovely person. The Fathers person I could not behold for a cloud of glorious light covered him. I asked Jesus if his Father had a form like himself; He said he had, but I could not behold it; for, said he, if you should for once see the glory of his person, you would cease to exist. Before the throne was the Advent people, the Church, and the world. I saw a company bowed down before the throne, deeply interested while most of them stood up disinterested and careless.

 

Notice that we actually have three groups before the same throne. All of God’s word applies as he instructs. Look closely at these three groups. The Advent people are God’s true church, the church is the professing SDA church, and the world.

This begins the defining differences between faith and feeling. Watch as this develops.

 

Those who were bowed before the throne would offer up their prayers and look to Jesus, then he would look to his Father and appeared to be pleading with him. Then a light came from the Father to his Son and from him to the praying company. Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from the Father to the Son and from the Son it waved over the people before the throne. But few would receive this great light. Many came out from under it and immediately resisted it. Others were careless and did not cherish the light and it moved off from them. Some cherished it and went and bowed down before the throne with the little praying company. This company all received the light, and rejoiced in it as their countenances shone with its glory.

 

This portion was an illustration of the first and second angel’s messages. Notice the characteristics of these people, now formed into two groups, those who desire the light to be obedient to it, and those who are care-less.

 

Then I saw the Father rise from the throne and in a flaming chariot go into the Holy of Holies within the vail, and did sit. There I saw thrones which I had not seen before. Then Jesus rose up from the throne, and most of those who were bowed down rose up with him. And I did not see one ray of light pass from Jesus to the careless multitude after he rose up, and they were left in perfect darkness.

 

In this illustration, this is where the open and shut door occurred. On October 22, 1844, the Father and Christ went into the Most Holy place of the temple in Heaven. Those, then living, who rejected the message, then given, were shut out, while those who accepted it had an open door of access to Heaven.

 

Those who rose up when Jesus did, kept their eyes fixed on him as he left the throne, and led them out a little way, then he raised his right arm and we heard his lovely voice saying, wait ye, I am going to my Father to receive the Kingdom. Keep your garments spotless and in a little while I will return from the wedding, and receive you to myself.

 

Now we move into the third angel’s message, as illustrated in this vision. This is the beginning of the patient waiting time.

 

And I saw a cloudy chariot with wheels like flaming fire. Angels were all about the chariot as it came where Jesus was; he stepped into it and was borne to the Holiest where the Father sat. Then I beheld Jesus as he was before the Father a great High Priest. On the hem of his garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate. Then Jesus shewed me the difference between faith and feeling.

 

Here is a slight shift in the illustration. We have just had the sentence on faith and feeling. Next is the illustration of this difference. It is a difference between an honest in heart desire to follow Christ in the path of obedience or to follow the suggestions of Satan in the path of rebellion.

 

And I saw those who rose up with Jesus send up their faith to Jesus in the Holiest, and praying, Father give us thy spirit. Then Jesus would breathe on them the Holy Ghost. In the breath was light, power and much love, joy and peace.

 

We just received the description of the experience of God’s true people on earth, his true church.

 

Then I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne. They did not know that Jesus had left it. Satan appeared to be by the throne trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne and pray, My Father give us thy spirit. Then Satan would breathe on 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. I saw one after another leave the company who were praying to Jesus in the Holiest, go and join those before the throne and they at once received the unholy influence of Satan. The DayStar

 

The picture before us here is one of the sad state of affairs in the Laodicean church and all, professing to be, Christians who refuse to follow the path of God’s appointed way. This way is found in the KJV Bible, and more for SDAs, the authenticated Spirit of Prophecy. Satan, in breathing on his followers, is giving them “a good feeling” with a lot of power. The SDA church is looking for good public speakers. Why? Because they give people a good feeling. One man they brought in was Herb Montgomery. He was a good public speaker. Many, many people like him a lot, because he gives them a very good feeling, with a lot of power. It lasts, for longer than some other speakers. This is Satan’s way.

 

I have frequently seen that the children of the Lord neglected prayer altogether too much, especially in secret; and that many do not exercise that faith which is their privilege and duty, and often wait for that feeling which faith alone can bring. Feeling is not faith, but the two are distinct. Faith is ours to exercise, but joyful feelings, and the blessing, is God’s to give. The grace of God comes to the soul through the channel of living faith, and that faith it is our power to exercise. p. 31, Para. 2, [CEV].

 

Said the angel, “Feeling is not faith. Faith is simply to take God at His word.” p. 68, Para. 1, [13OT].

 

May God Bless your growing faith

 

Tuesday June 28, 2011

Today I am going to express my opinion, as there is no directly opposite passage that I know of. This was found in conjunction with yesterdays post on the time of trouble. This quote is first found in the devotional book Maranatha and, at a later date, is in two other devotional books of the same character.

 

One of the big red flags that goes up in my research into these matters, is when a quote, such as this one, is found, published after Ellen’s death, and can not be found in any “released” document elsewhere. Especially is this suspicious activity, when there can not be found any reason in the “released” portion for the information being withheld for so many years.

 

To my mind this smacks of someone, after the death of Ellen, having created this material for their own (read “church” here) purposes. Certainly the White Estate needs to come clean on these matters and answer some questions. I rather doubt that will ever happen because of the nature of this site and the perfidy of the church leadership that has been uncovered. It’s just a little too embarrassing to face a computer.

 

Here is a part of the quote in question.

 

The heavenly messenger said. “The time of trouble has come as a thief in the night, as the Lord warned you it would come.” {Mar 270.4}

 

Roswell F. Cottrell confirms the truth in his introduction to the 1858 Great Controversy titled, “Spiritual Gifts.”

 

In this epistle the Apostle introduces the subject of the second coming of the LORD. He then describes the state of the unbelieving world at that time saying, “Peace and safety,” when the day of the LORD is about to burst upon them, and sudden destruction come upon them as a thief in the night. He then exhorts the church, in view of these things, to keep awake, watch and be sober. p. 14, Para. 2, [GC58].

 

We have an abundance of the truth in a few texts.

 

But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Matthew 24:43

And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Luke 12:39

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 1 Thes. 5:2

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 1 Thes. 5:4

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Rev. 3:3

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Rev. 16:15

 

It’s ridiculous to think that the “time of trouble” will come as a thief, there is too much that happened before that time.

 

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also, and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” p. 87, Para. 2, [3SG].

 

For all Advent people, honest in heart SDAs also, here is the operative passage. It is the proper warning we should be heeding, daily.

 

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].

 

God Bless your Study

 

Monday June 27, 2011

Today we have another item to bring to your attention. There are several references to the time of trouble, but not all refer to the same time. The usual reference is to the “time of trouble such as never was” which occurs after the close of probation. Virtually all references fall into this category or contain within the context some other time indication. Here are a few references on this: p. 3, Para. 4, [SUPCEV], p. 220, Para. 2, [LS80], p. 44, Para. 2, [5OT], &c.

 

We will show two times in the counterfeit where this “time of trouble” is identified as having already started. Which, by extrapolation, means that probation has already closed! This is a ridiculous position, even laughably stupid. Whoever it was that wrote this copy must have truly thought the end was here, or just was totally clueless because of a lack of study.

 

Here is the lineup.

 

The time of trouble has already begun. We hear continually of riots and accidents, of murders and robberies. Human life is no longer safe unless under the protection of God. God’s servants must not be surprised that they meet with great difficulties and persecution at this time. {21MR 101.5}

 

Scenes similar to those described in these words will take place. We see evidence that Satan is fast obtaining the control of human minds who have not the fear of God before them. Let all read and understand the prophecies of this book, for we are now entering upon the time of trouble spoken of: [Daniel 12:1-4, quoted.] {13MR 394.2

 

There is nothing quite like these “manuscript releases” for being a treasure-house of pure trash. It is just one more proof as to the ridiculous and blasphemous claim that Ellen wrote all this material. Once again we prove the authentic true and the counterfeit to be false.

 

Where do we go from here? You must cling to the authenticated Spirit of Prophecy, cling to the authenticated KJV Bible.

 

God Bless your clinging to the proven truth

 

 

Sunday June 26, 2011

Some have questioned, “Art, you claim that Ellen White did not write the Conflict of the Ages series. How can that be? Are you saying that there is a conspiracy among the church leaders over this? It makes no sense.” Read on, my friends, and then, you decide.

There are certain lies that need to be uncovered, and we reminded, about them from time to time. One of those that comes to mind is the one in Acts of the Apostles, page 246. Here the old lie is told again, about Christ having completed the atonement on the cross.

What brings this to mind is the answer to it, given years ago, by O. R. L. Crosier in The DayStar, February 7, 1846. Ellen tells us, on page 12, A Word to the Little Flock, that she saw a year in advance of this, that God had given Crosier the truth on the sanctuary message.

We will look first at the lie from Acts of the Apostles.

Listen as he [Paul] makes plain the work of the Redeemer as the great high priest of mankind–the One who through the sacrifice of His own life was to make atonement for sin once for all, and was then to take up His ministry in the heavenly sanctuary. {AA 246.2}

 

In this examining this quote we must be precise and exact. We therefore point out in the construction of the sentence, it clearly states, “through the sacrifice of His own life,” was the operation of the atonement made complete. Please see point No. 2 below.

Repeating again our instruction from God, [Isaiah 8:20] that there can be no light in this book because it does not speak according to the Bible. Stepping into the middle of Crosier’s presentation on the sanctuary, we now present the answer to this lie from Brother Crosier.

But again, they say the atonement was made and finished on Calvary, when the Lamb of God expired. So men have taught us, and so the churches and the world believe; but it is none the more true or sacred on that account, if unsupported by Divine authority. Perhaps few or none who hold that opinion have ever tested the foundation on which it rests.

1.) If the atonement was made on Calvary, by whom was it made? The making of the atonement is the work of a Priest; but who officiated on Calvary? Roman soldiers and wicked Jews.

2.) The slaying of the victim was not making the atonement; the sinner slew the victim. Lev. 4:5-12, 16-21.

3.) Christ was the appointed High Priest to make the atonement, and he certainly could not have acted in that capacity till after his resurrection, and we have no record of his doing anything on earth after his resurrection, which could be called the atonement.

4.) The atonement was made in the Sanctuary, but Calvary was not such a place.

5.) He could not, according to Heb. 8:4, make the atonement while on earth, “If he were on earth, he should not be a Priest.” The Levitical was the earthly priesthood, the Divine, the heavenly.

6.) Therefore, he did not begin the work of making the atonement, whatever the nature of that work may be, till after his ascension, when by his own blood he entered his heavenly Sanctuary for us.

 

If there is no light in that book, then what is in that book? Darkness and death. Reading that book will place you on Satan’s ground. The counterfeit SOP is the major reason behind the darkness and stubborn unbelief of that portion of the SDA membership that even professes to care about the SOP at all. The rest is another whole story. Brought in to the church, usually, for the purpose of padding the, then, preacher’s baptismal numbers.

 

You are continually warned from the counterfeit on this site.

 

God Bless that you take this warning seriously

 

 

Sabbath June 25, 2011

Again I was impressed with the text in Isaiah 8:20 and it’s relation to being in the light. All that do speak according to the Word, do have light in them. That is why we want to stay close to Christ, to be in the light.

 

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

 

This text is so powerful, it is hard to limit the discussion to a singular point. The point is to stay in the light, stay close to Christ, stay as he (Christ) is — in the light, with the Father, walking in harmony with the Father. Everything else will come into line, into the light of perfection.

 

The first publication, that I have any knowledge of, of Ellen’s visions is The DayStar. It comes to us in the form of two different letters from Ellen to the publisher, Brother Jacobs. Readily apparent, from comments made, the two letters are of one vision. This one vision is the opening of the Spirit of Prophecy to God’s people of the last days. Much, very much is contained within this vision. It is full of light that many do not realize the loss of because of their failure to cherish ALL light they have.

 

It would seem that they become beguiled by the mystery of “what might be hidden in all the rest of the SOP? that I don’t know about yet.” Neglecting to gather up, cherish and be obedient to, the light that they do have, they suddenly find themselves at odds with the authentic Spirit of Prophecy. They are tested then, on the point of pride of opinion. When their error is revealed to them for what it really is, are they humble enough to submit to the guidance of their brethren?

 

All we are brethren. There is no different way for me to get to Heaven. I am a sinner, just like you. I must conform to God’s appointed way or I will be lost.

 

The DayStar vision depicts God’s people walking a path. This vision is largely illustrative, and not literal. There is a major light on this path. It is called “a bright light.” Today the majority of SDAdventism can not name the source, or name, of this light. It is the Midnight Cry message.

 

It is our duty and responsibility to stay on the path, walking in the light of the Midnight Cry message, it says, “all along the path,” to the City (the New Jerusalem). Staying on the path means to stay within the bounds of truth therein taught.

 

Yesterday we covered the “no Holy Ghost” error just a little. Did you know that the Midnight Cry message covers this error? It can be found in a small book written by James White titled, Sermons on the Coming and Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The last few pages of that book are a chapter titled, “Saving Faith.” In there, James, one of the proper pioneers of this faith, declares, that in the autumn of 1844 the Holy Spirit was poured out on those prepared for translation. They were following Christ to the City.

 

Satan hated that message and inspired the SDA church to counterfeit that book also. I own a photocopy reprint of both the counterfeit and the authentic. Satan’s agents took out of that book the report of the Holy Spirit being poured out at that time. It is lost to the SDA church. They are not traveling on that path to the City, as illustrated in The DayStar vision.

 

Where can they be??? The DayStar gives an answer. It is a sad answer. Those who are not following Christ are depicted, in the illustration, as praying to God in the Holy place, where Satan is illustrated as being, “trying to carry on the work of God.”

 

Do you know what the work of God is? God’s people are told exactly what it is. Here is the answer.

 

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

 

So what is Satan trying to do? What does it mean that he is “trying to carry on the work of God?” We have been given the answer for this also.

 

The heart of God never yearned toward his earthly children with a deeper love and more compassionate tenderness than now. There never was a time when God was waiting and ready to do more for his people than now. And he will instruct and save all, who will choose to be saved, in his appointed way. Those who are spiritual can discern spiritual things, and see tokens of the presence and work of God everywhere. Satan, by his skillful and wicked strategy, led our first parents from the garden of Eden–from their innocence and purity, into sin and unspeakable wretchedness. He has not ceased to destroy–all the forces he can command are diligently employed by him in these last days to compass the ruin of souls. Every artifice he can use he seizes to deceive, perplex, and confuse the people of God. p. 176, Para. 1, [24OT].

 

 

Some other way, not Christ’s way. This is what the agents of Satan teach. Being friends with the world. Having a man, paid with sacred tithe monies, go, and in the name of the SDA church, pay homage to the man of sin, the pope. Without having to believe in the Holy Ghost. Without having to humbly accept the Advent message as being complete to our day. Having been brought forth in it’s entirety by the true pioneers, those who were in all the messages, 1, 2 & 3, and firm in all the present truth. Without dress reform. Without health reform. Without overcoming. Without perfection. Having a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof. 2 Timothy 3:5.

 

May God send his Holy Ghost to impress you with truth

 

Note: I encourage you to check the latest update on earthquake activity. It appears to me that God is using other people to bring to the front the signs of the end.

 

Friday June 24, 2011

 

 

There is an error in some who have not fully accepted this Advent faith. They are taken in the snare of Satan to believe that there is no Holy Ghost. The arguments are long and lengthy, twisting and turning, anything but straight forward and true to the Word.

 

Now the authenticated Spirit of Prophecy covers this matter a bit, but the point I wish to make is about word definitions. The Bible is our standard. We ought, as believers, to conform to the standard. This includes our words, spoken and unspoken. This pushes into how we think.

 

Here are a few texts from the Bible.

 

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. Luke 2:25-38

 

My! what a remarkable story! In these few texts the Holy Ghost is also called the Spirit, therefore, both Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit are correct names. Simeon prophesied. The Holy Ghost used him to communicate to you and I at this very day. God confirming the story is true and holy.

 

There is very much that we are not told about God and the plan of salvation. And it is not our business to delve into things God has not revealed. But some, thinking themselves ever so wise and clever, are listening to the suggestions of Satan and claiming that there is no Holy Ghost, it is just the Spirit of Christ, or of the Father. This is pure confusion.

 

We are told quite simply that the Holy Ghost was upon Simeon. It is our duty to follow the Word, to use the same language as in the Word to communicate with others and with our self. This places us in perfect harmony with that Word and following Christ, in his steps, humbly accepting God’s appointed language when discussing doctrine. And especially limiting such discussion to the bounds of the Word.

 

The use of “thee, thou, &c., is not necessary in the point we are making. The point should be clear. Conform to the Word, let it shape our thinking and communications. We do not have to understand every question that comes up about the Holy Spirit or any other point that gets outside of what has been revealed. Stay as close to Christ as you can.

 

 

 

God Bless your Study

 

Thursday June 23, 2011

Something just occurred to me….

 

To the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8:20

 

We have this page up that discusses, and shows, the ten (10) times writings of the counterfeit SOP have tried to take Christ out of the Most Holy and put him in the Holy place. This is in direct opposition to regular traditional SDA doctrine. It is in fact in direct opposition to the Bible teaching on this subject. It spits in the face of our current position, that of being in the great anti-typical Day of Atonement.

 

And yet people will continue to argue in favor of the counterfeit. Why? Perhaps this old saying will make a point. “Birds of a feather will flock together.” And there you have it. Because the only people that are going to speak in favor of the authenticated Spirit of Prophecy are those who are defending the glory of God and his honor.

 

And they will not like you because you are not of the world. If you were of the world, the world would love it’s own. That’s why they hate you. That’s why they push you away. You have to let them. Don’t resist them. Follow Christ.

 

Remember what Christ did on the shores of the Gadarenes when he was pushed away, he left. Go and do likewise.

 

Remember Isaiah 8:20, last part, “it is because there is no light in them.”

 

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! Matthew 6:23

 

Our business is with those who hear the Father’s voice calling them to follow Christ.

 

God Bless your Study

 

 

Wednesday June 21, 2011

 

 

One of the first questions to be answered by most is something on the order of: “Ellen, was she a prophet of God or not?” Most SDAs can be counted on to give a “yes” answer. Because they are so deep into the darkness of deception this “yes” is not really a yes answer.

 

Here is the simple test. If they really believed Ellen was a prophet of God, then they should listen and do. But the fruit on the tree is only a claim, a profession. It is much like the money in use in most countries today. It is a claim on value, not the real value. It is only good as long as others are willing to trade with it, and, usually, only good in country.

 

The claims and profession of SDAs today is really only good in the church. There it is accepted, there you can profess and others will trade with it, as in, give you a good position of leadership. Just don’t rock the boat by trying to implement something from the Spirit of Prophecy!

 

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hebrews 1:1

 

So if God spoke to the people in the past using prophets, is he going continue using them to communicate to his people today? or is he going to change something just for the last days? The only evidence I have seen is that God is still going to use prophets to the end. BUT, in virtually every case, when the prophet appeared, that prophet was not accepted. Hence Christ’s question to the Jews, “The baptism of John, whence was it? from Heaven, or of men?”

 

So the question becomes, “The baptism of Ellen, whence was it? from Heaven, or of men? The church leadership, like the Jews of old, will never answer this question. Because they can not. Either way they condemn themselves and their actions.

 

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. Matthew 23:29-38

 

They never tried to kill Ellen that I know about, but they negated her to the point she now occupies, which is very low on the scale. Yet they run around beating their chests, talking about what a great thing it is that this church has a prophet!

 

Strange deception, but “my people love to have it so.”

 

You, come clean in the matter with your own heart. “How long halt ye between two opinions?”

 

God Bless your search for truth