Sunday January 1, 2012

Something is happening. A lot of it is behind the scenes, covered up from the public eye, that is, those who watch TV, but it is happening.

Here is an interesting page. A man who went through the collapse of his country just a few years ago, less than ten, put up a list of what to expect when America, or any other country, goes bust.
http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/what-to-expect-from-the-government-after-the-collapse_12232011

What I find interesting is that most of that is already happening. Jon Corlezine (mis-spelled on purpose to point out the Godfather movie) of MF-Global took a lot of his customer’s money, allegedly, right? it’s all “allegedly.” Then to pour salt in the wounds, the friendly government stepped in and stole all the rest. You can read about that here.
Title: I’m Calling for a General Financial Market Strike
http://barnhardt.biz/

No direct link for that, you have to scroll down to find it.

Here is what I am seeing.

1.) Since we are in a state of collapse, every one in any form of .gov is doing their best work — to hang on to their job. All the top level players are setting the pace, it is one of greed and corruption, and all the rest are following in their steps.

We have a small piece of “insider information” on the rest. It’s from a vision God gave to us on November 18, 1848. Joseph Bates took the message down, “The time of trouble has commenced, it is begun. The reason why the four winds have not let go, is because the saints or not all sealed. It’s on the increase more and more; the trouble will never end until the earth is rid of the wicked.”

BTW, this is not the “time  of trouble such as never was.” Read the first page of the Supplement.

 
So, expect it.

2.) Another factor is illegal immigration into America. Many people have no idea of the impact this makes on the country, but it is now a “done deal.” It really is. It still is being aided and abetted by every sector of government.

3.) Guns, the tools of force, has become a huge factor in sales. More importantly, I recently saw a site with a map showing states that have passed “shall issue” laws. Meaning, that law says you can carry a gun.
http://www.usacarry.com/concealed_carry_permit_reciprocity_maps.html

Now just sit back and look at the big picture here. On one hand you have a .gov that is promoting and fostering corruption at every level, totally controlled by criminals. Then you have a massive influx of non-native value based people, also fostered by government. And from somewhere, is this wave, a tsunami really, of a populace arming themselves in the face of collapse.

This spells civil war.

Going back to point 1, above, government, or more correctly, those people who make up such, will do every single thing they can possibly do to stay in power. This becomes, acting like an empire.

Forget about the rule of law, or, the law of the land. It’s over with.

Here is where I believe we are today.

    And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him,  Rev. 13:12

Well, Ok. Now we need some information on the first beast.

To get that, you are going to have to make a decision. What are you going to use as a source for your information? Are you going to use a church sanctioned author? like Uriah Smith? All you have to do is click on his name, over on the right, to discover that we have found that he is not truly a believer in the truth God sent through Ellen. What does that make him?

I suggest you read materials by James White. We have proven that he was a believer. If you get off by your lonesome, you are going to be exactly where God has told you not to be. You will have placed yourself in direct contact with Satan. God requires his church to be united, in the truth and by the truth.

All of the 144,000 will be in complete harmony on Present Truth. God requires it. The Present Truth, No. 11, page 86. Only a few with do this. It is humbling.

You will notice on this site that I promote the authentic Spirit of Prophecy and the Bible, KJV that is. While I do express my opinion at times, nowhere will you find me promoting something the true pioneers did not believe. Present Truth is the same for me as it was for them. The reason for that is because they are the ones God chose to set up Present Truth for the last days.

It’s your decision.

God Bless your decision

Sabbath December 31, 2011

Today is the day for Crosier’s article, “The Law of Moses.” And, just to repeat for any new readers, here is God’s endorsement of that article.

“The Lord shew me in vision, more than one year ago, that Brother Crosier had the true light, on the cleansing of the Sanctuary, &c.; and that it was his will, that Brother C. should write out the view which he gave us in the Day-Star, Extra, February 7, 1846. I feel fully authorized by the Lord, to recommend that Extra, to every saint.” WLF, p.12

Now let’s go back and look more carefully at these words. God specifically names the article exactly, by date, it’s not just any Extra. God also names specifically this subject, “the cleansing of the Sanctuary,” but it does not stop at that, as some would have us believe; it goes on and has a “, &c.,” which means “comma, and so forth.” God endorses the entire article, not just the portion titled, “The Sanctuary.”

The article is titled, “The Law of Moses,” and it includes a great deal more than just the cleansing of the sanctuary. There are several points of importance I never understood before. Rather than posting the entire article here, I will only be pointing out some highlights which you might be interested to investigate.

1.) A big point for me is the major use of scripture. He uses a great many to substantiate his understanding. The importance of this, is, according to God’s endorsement, he had the correct usage of those texts; using other words, he had the truth.

2.) He clears up a muddy understanding I had of the covenants. The first was the Mosaic law, the First Covenant. The second was the New Covenant that Christ confirmed. Neither of these were the Abrahamic, a new understanding to me. The first was the typical, the second was the anti-typical.

3.) He says it best, “There are two classes of yearly types — the Vernal and the Autumnal; Lev. 23. The former met their antitypes at the first Advent, but the latter a re be fulfilled in connection with and after the second Advent.” Notice the phrase, “and after” indicating to the end of recorded, yet future, human history.

4.) He proves that the true Sanctuary is in Heaven. Dispelling the error of many of the Protestant’s beliefs.

5.) He shows that the Ark did not change, nor was it ever re-built. As a new temple was completed, that same Ark was moved into the new. In the first vision God gave, we are shown an Ark in Heaven’s temple. This Ark contains all the exact same items which the original Ark contained. This leads us to the conclusion that the Ark was taken to Heaven when that temple was ready to receive it.

6.) He makes a detailed examination of the factors bearing on Christ’s position as our high Priest.

7.) He substantiates the Godhead, as opposed to the, now embraced by the SDA church, Catholic doctrine of the trinity.

8.) In his discussion of the atonement, he totally destroys all foundation of any idea that it was completed at the cross, in six statements.

9.) Under the sub-title, “The Age to Come,” he destroys the idea of the Protestant’s that the whole world will be converted.

10.) The entire process of the cleansing of the Sanctuary is made plain.

11.) He shows the legal demands that must be met and how that relates to Satan, the anti-typical scapegoat.

12.) Crosier himself, believed that the overlap of the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times, begun October 23, 1844, on the Gospel Dispensation, started at Christ’s baptism, would be a “short time.” (Now 167 years)

13.) And some interesting things to say in conclusion.

This article is meant to be a light on the Bible, showing us the true path of faith. Without this as a foundation and anchor, we drift, at the whim of Satan’s winds. This might be read in a day, but should be studied with Bible in hand, for the rest of your life.

I encourage you to let all the other books, without number, with enticing covers and sales promos, go away. They will fade from mind as the charm of the truth takes over and you yield more and more to the drawing of the Father.

God Bless your Study

Friday December 30, 2011

Something just came to my attention which I am sharing with you.

Satan is very subtle. We have mentioned this before. It’s always a collection of truth and error. Many who want to support the church and not rock the boat, are always quoting the truth part and saying, “See! it’s Ok,” when it’s really not Ok.

Just as a reminder.

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5

Plain and simple, this means that if you have a book that has any darkness (Satan’s lies) in it at all, that book did not come from God.

Tomorrow’s post will be about Crosier’s article, The Law of Moses; which I hope you will take the time to read, it’s very important to understand. Even back then, in 1846, the Protestant churches believed that Christ’s crucifixion on the cross constituted an atonement, full and complete. For them, the truth is shut up, or, the door they are trying to access Christ through, is closed.

We will show how this doctrine of devils has penetrated the SDA church and is now systemic, and will never be changed.

Nevertheless, I noticed that I needed to do a comparison of “Christian Experience and Teaching” with the original, “Christian Experience and Views.” So I put up a sticky note to remind me. I saw that note again, and, having “A Word to the Little Flock” at hand, I was reminded of something I had read in the forward, by the White Estate.

Here is what it says.

“While this pamphlet, issued in May 1847, contains statements signed by three early workers, James White, Ellen G. White, and Joseph Bates, it is primarily a James White publication devoted to the setting forth of his views of unfulfilled prophecy.”

“So what,” you might say. Well, this all gets back to the subtleness of Satan. Looking back at the book “Christian Experience and Teaching,” just the title gives the impression that this is Ellen’s work, her book, what she teaches. That title is the lie of Satan. Ellen wrote out God’s words for his church.

In the forward to “A Word to the Little Flock,” James is denigrated. That work was published two years, seven months and 10 days after October 22, 1844. On that day James was one of the ones who was perfected and prepared for translation! Read about that in the 1858 Great Controversy, page 142.

All three reflected the image of Christ. The Father was pleased with them. All three mentioned in the paragraph were not “early workers,” no, they were pioneers of this faith, true pioneers, the ones who set Present Truth that is the truth that God’s church needs to get through to the second coming.

And there is a world of difference.

This subterfuge is actually a part of the denial of the light of the Midnight Cry; which we have learned goes out, because of that denial, leaving it’s deniers in darkness, and how great is that darkness.

God Bless your path with light

Thursday December 29, 2011



Our fourth passage from the new book, Beginning & End. This is the next portion of The Day-Star.

 

We all entered the cloud together, and were 7 days ascending to the sea of glass,
when Jesus brought along the crowns and with his own right hand placed them on
our heads. He gave us harps of gold and palms of victory. Here on the sea of glass the
144,000 stood in a perfect square. Some of them had very bright crowns, others not
so bright. Some crowns appeared hung with stars, while others had but few. All were
perfectly satisfied with their crowns. And they were all clothed with a glorious white
mantle from their shoulders to their feet.

Angels were all about us as we marched over the sea of glass to the gate of the City.
Jesus raised his mighty glorious arm, laid hold of the gate and swung it back on its
golden hinges, and said to us, You have washed your robes in my blood, stood stiffly
for my truth, enter in. We all marched in and felt we had a perfect right in the City.

Here we see the tree of life, & the throne of God. Out of the throne came a pure
river of water, and on either side of the river was the tree of life. On one side of the
river was a trunk of a tree and a trunk on the other side of the river, both of pure
transparent gold. At first I thought I saw two trees. I looked again and saw they were
united at the top in one tree. So it was the tree of life on either side of the river of life.
Its branches bowed to the place where we stood. And the fruit was glorious, which
looked like gold mixed with silver.

We all went under the tree, and sat down to look at the glory of the place, when
Bro. Fitch, and Stockman, who had preached the gospel of the kingdom, whom God
had laid in the grave to save them, came up to us and asked us what we had passed
through while they were sleeping. We tried to call up our greatest trials, but they
looked so small compared with the far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory
that surrounded us, that we could not speak them out, and we all cried out Hallelujah,
heaven is cheap enough, and we touched our glorious harps and made heaven’s arches
ring.

And as we were gazing at the glories of the place, our eyes were attracted upwards
to something that had the appearance of silver. I asked Jesus to let me see what was
within there. In a moment we were winging our way upward and entering in. Here
we saw good old father Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Noah, Daniel, and many like
them. And I saw a veil with a heavy fringe of silver, and gold as a border on the
bottom. It was very beautiful. I asked Jesus what was within the veil. He raised it
with his own right arm, and bade me take heed.

I saw there a glorious ark, overlaid with pure gold, and it had a glorious border
resembling Jesus’ crowns. On it were two bright angels; their wings were spread over
the ark as they sat on each end, with their faces turned towards each other and
looking downward. In the ark, beneath where the angels wings were spread, was a
golden pot of Manna of a yellowish cast, and I saw a rod, which Jesus said was
Aarons, I saw it bud, blossom, and bear fruit.–And I saw two long golden rods on
which hung silver wires, and on the wires most glorious grapes. One cluster was
more than a man here can carry.

And I saw Jesus step up and take of the manna, almonds, grapes, and
pomegranates, and bear them down to the city, and place them on the supper table.

   Here are the beginnings of the light on health reform. Notice the items Christ takes to the supper
table; there are no cakes, although this is a great celebration; there is no ice cream, nor are there
candies, cookies, &c. The foods Christ takes are the same as endorsed in the authentic Spirit of
Prophecy.

 

I stepped up to see how much was taken away, and there was just as much left, and
we shouted Hallelujah. Amen.

We all descended from this place down into the city, and with Jesus at our head we
all descended from the city down to this earth, on a great and mighty mountain,
which could not bear Jesus up, and it parted asunder, and there was a mighty plain.
Then we looked up and saw the great city with twelve foundations, twelve gates,
three on each side, and an angel at each gate, and all cried out, the city, the great city,
it’s coming, it’s coming down from God, out of heaven, and it came and settled on the
place where we stood. Then we began to look at the glorious things outside of the
city.

There I saw most glorious houses, that had the appearance of silver, supported by
four pillars, set with pearls most glorious to behold, which were to be inhabited by
the saints. In them was a golden shelf, I saw many of the saints go into the houses,
take off their glittering crowns and lay them on the shelf, then go out into the field
by the houses to do something with the earth, not as we have to do with the earth
here; no, no. A glorious light shone all about their heads, and they were continually
shouting and offering praises to God.

And I saw another field full of all kinds of flowers, and as I plucked them, I cried
out, “They will never fade.” Next I saw a field of tall grass, most glorious to behold.
It was living green, and had a reflection of silver and gold as it waved proudly to the
glory of King Jesus. Then we entered a field full of all kinds of beasts; the lion, the
lamb, the leopard and the wolf, altogether in perfect union. We passed through the
midst of them, and they followed on peaceably after.

Then we entered a wood, not like the dark woods we have here, no, no; but light,
and all over glorious. The branches of the trees waved to and fro, and we all cried
out, we will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. We passed
through the woods, for we were on our way to Mount Zion, as we were traveling
along we met a company who were also gazing at the glories of the place: I noticed
red as a border on their garments. Their crowns were brilliant–their robes were pure
white. As we greeted them, I asked Jesus who they were? He said they were martyrs
that had been slain for him. With them was an innumerable company of little ones,
they had a hem of red on their garments also.

Mount Zion was just before us, and on the Mount sat a glorious temple, and about
it were seven other mountains, on which grew roses and lilies, and I saw the little
ones climb, or if they chose use their little wings and fly to the top of the mountains,
and pluck the never fading flowers. There were all kinds of trees around the temple
to beautify the place. The box, the pine, the fir, the oil, the myrtle, the pomegranate
and the fig tree, bowed down with the weight of its timely figs that made the place
look all over glorious.

And as we were about to enter the holy temple, Jesus raised his lovely voice and
said, only the 144,000 enter this place, and we shouted Hallelujah. Well, bless the
Lord, Bro. Jacobs, it is an extra meeting for those who have the seal of the living
God.

            From this passage we understand that the seal placed on the 144,000 is different from the seal
which all the saved receive. It is incomprehensible to me, that you or I, have offered to us, a seal, that
supercedes that of Adam or the apostles, whose names are in the twelve foundations of the City.
What a wonder!

 

This temple was supported by seven pillars, all of transparent gold, set with pearls
most glorious. The glorious things I saw there, I cannot begin to describe. O, that I
could talk in the language of Canaan, then could I tell a little of the glory of the upper
world; but if faithful you soon will know all about it. I saw there the tables of stone
in which the names of the 144,000, were engraved in letters of gold.–After we had
beheld the glory of the temple, we went out. Then Jesus left us and went to the city.
Soon we heard his lovely voice again, saying: Come my people; you have come out
of great tribulation, and done my will, suffered for me; come in to supper, for I will
gird myself, and serve you.

            Even after it’s all over, Christ is still exemplifying his words of instruction, “And whosoever
of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.” Mark 10:44.

 

We shouted Hallelujah, glory, and entered into the city, and I saw a table of pure
silver, it was many miles in length, yet our eyes could extend over it. And I saw the
fruit of the tree of life, the manna, almonds, figs, pomegranates, grapes, and many
other kinds of fruit. We all reclined at the table. I asked Jesus to let me eat of the
fruit. He said, not now. Those who eat of the fruit of this land, go back to earth no
more. But in a little while if faithful, you shall both eat of the fruit of the tree of life,
and drink of the water of the fountain, and he said, you must go back to the earth
again, and relate to others, what I have revealed to you. Then an angel bore me gently
down to this dark world. Sometimes I think I cannot stay here any longer, all things
of earth look so dreary. I feel very lonely here, for I have seen a better land. O, that
I had wings like a dove, then would I fly away, and be at rest.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

God Bless your Study

Wednesday December 28, 2011



Our third installment from the new book, Beginning & End. This is the next portion of The Day-Star.

 

On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious Star
containing Jesus’ new name. At our happy, holy state the wicked were enraged,
and would rush violently up to lay hands on us to thrust us in prison, when we
would stretch forth the hand in the name of the Lord, and the wicked would fall
helpless to the ground. Then it was that the synagogue of Satan knew that God
had loved us who could wash one another’s feet, and salute the holy brethren with
a holy kiss, and they worshipped at our feet.

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

   This is in perfect harmony with what we have just read about those who deny the light of the
Midnight Cry. They are the ones for whom it becomes impossible to get back on the path again.
They have committed the unpardonable sin.

 

Soon our eyes were drawn to the East, for a small black cloud had appeared
about half as large as a man’s hand, which we all knew was the Sign of the Son of
Man. We all in solemn silence gazed on the cloud as it drew nearer, lighter, and
brighter, glorious, and still more glorious, till it was a great white cloud. The
bottom appeared like fire, a rainbow was over it, around the cloud were ten
thousand angels singing a most lovely song. And on it sat the Son of Man, on his
head were crowns, his hair was white and curly and lay on his shoulders. His feet
had the appearance of fire, in his right hand was a sharp sickle, in his left a silver
trumpet. His eyes were as a flame of fire, which searched his children through and
through. Then all faces gathered paleness, and those that God had rejected
gathered blackness.

            Conspicuous by it’s absence to this point, the partial resurrection of the wicked, those
who “pierced him,” of Revelation 1:7. This is found also, by mis-interpretation, in Daniel 12:2.
God would not have us be ignorant of important truth and understanding, therefore he gave
additional light in November 1850, The Present Truth, No. 11, p. 86, right column, at the top,
found in this work, with a more full explanation, on page #

 

Then we all cried out, who shall be able to stand? Is my robe spotless? Then the
angels ceased to sing, and there was some time of awful silence, when Jesus
spoke, Those who have clean hands and a pure heart shall be able to stand, my
grace is sufficient for you. At this, our faces lighted up, and joy filled every heart.
And the angels struck a note higher and sung again while the cloud drew still
nearer the earth. Then Jesus’ silver trumpet sounded, as he descended on the
cloud, wrapped in flames of fire. He gazed on the graves of the sleeping saints
then raised his eyes and hands to heaven & cried out, Awake! Awake! Awake! ye
that sleep in the dust, and arise. Then there was a mighty earthquake. The graves
opened, and the dead came up clothed with immortality.

            It is at this point that the dispensation of the Gospel, ends. God gives us this information
in The Day-Star, Extra, found in this work on page #, a first publication of O. R. L. Crosier’s
understanding of the Sanctuary’s roll in the closing work for the church. We know it is correct,
Present Truth, because God had Ellen endorse it; found in, A Word to the Little Flock,
(also
found here, on page #) p. 12, as follows, “
The Lord shew me in vision, more that one year ago,
that Brother Crosier had the true light, on the cleansing of the Sanctuary, &c.; and that it was his
will, that Brother C. should write out the view which he gave us in the Day-Star, Extra, February
7, 1846. I feel fully authorized by the Lord, to recommend that Extra, to every saint.”

 

The 144,000 shouted, Hallelujah! as they recognized their friends who had been
torn from them by death, and in the same moment we were changed and caught up
together with them to meet the Lord in the air.

   Notice, here is another endorsement of the 144,000 as being an exact number. Further, this
sentence makes clear that the 144,000 are composed of two groups; first, those who lived through
the time of trouble; second, those who were resurrected at the voice of the Father. There are no
other groups brought to view, and 144,000 are only 144,00, not an innumerable company; which
is the label given to all the rest of the saints.

   There is another critical point here. Christ is not going to touch the earth when he comes the
second time. We are going to meet him in the air, as so stated in 1Thessalonians 4:17. This is the
pure truth, given to us by God, first in the Bible, and again in the first vision he gave to his
church.

   However, this is in direct opposition to the lie of Satan, published in “Desire of Ages,” page
830, in the first edition, third line down from the top, “Upon it’s summit His feet will rest when
He shall come again.” Many will try to explain this away by showing you Zechariah 14:4, but
they want you to overlook the word “again.” That word places the depicted event at the second
coming, not the third.

   But it is in harmony with another publication of this lie of Satan’s, in the Great Controversy,
first edition, 1911, page 359, where Joseph Wolff’s writing of Christ’s second coming is
endorsed as being the truth.

   Christ touches the earth at his third coming, not the second. It is also the third coming where
other things happen that Satan has lied about. It is at the third coming that “every eye will see
him.” This is so because Revelation 20:5 tells us, that none of the wicked will be resurrected till
the third coming.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

God Bless your Study

Tuesday December 27, 2011



Continuing with The Day-Star, from our new book, “Beginning and End.” (Not yet available)

 

Others rashly denied the light behind them, and said that it was not God that had
led them out so far.

   In “The Present Truth” No. 10, page 74, James comments, “Attributing the work of Christ and
the Holy Ghost to the Devil, was in the days of our Saviour, blasphemy, and it is blasphemy
now.” And so it is also today. God is leading out from the world, his people. For them to deny
their past history of this faith, as somehow not a work of God, is in fact blasphemy.

   By comparing this, with, where the Advent people were, when Ellen found them, it was “high
above the world,” which, now, is transposed to “out so far;” or we might say, “far away from the
world.”

 

The light behind them went out which left their feet in perfect darkness, and
they stumbled and got their eyes off the mark and lost sight of Jesus, and fell off
the path down in the dark and wicked world below.

            Notice that the light being denied is the light of the Midnight Cry. We have to ask
ourselves, “What is it to deny that light?”

            The 1858 Great Controversy is a very important book. Much of this book is illustrations.
On page 168 begins the chapter titled, “A Firm Platform.” In this vision God is showing us
people, coming to the platform and finding fault with it. Some stepped on it, only to get off, and
in examining it, then found fault with the laying of it.

            We deny the Midnight Cry by denying the foundations of this faith. Ellen was only one of
the pioneers. The rest of the dedicated ones searched, and studied, and built this faith in the
strength of God’s arm and his Word. They built the firm platform at the direction of God, the
Master builder.

 

It was just as impossible for them to get on the path again & go to the City, as
all the wicked world which God had rejected. They fell all the way along the path
one after another, until we heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave
us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming.

            We are come to an important portion that must be explained.

            When this vision was re-printed, in the 1851 Christian Experience and Views; of the
above, one and a half sentences were cut and not re-printed. The division occurs after the word
“until,” which was replaced with the word, “Soon,” making it the beginning of the sentence.

            The responsibility seems to fall on James, as he was the editor, but it is not like him to do
such. There were others who helped set the type, and Satan inspired someone to make this
change, which is reflected in several later publications. Uriah Smith was not a part of the printing
team until 1853.

            Clearly, God is teaching us that rejecting the light of the Midnight Cry, the foundations of
this faith, is very serious. Clearly it falls in the same class as Hebrews 6:4-6, the falling away,
after having been enlightened and tasted the heavenly gift.

            Another very important point, is here, most often overlooked. So back to the ‘58GC, p.
205, not an illustration, God informs us, that “those who had died in faith under the third angel’s
message, keeping the Sabbath,” are resurrected to hear the covenant of peace from God’s own
mouth. It is the Father’s voice that resurrects them, before he speaks the covenant.

            God has not told us any thing about that covenant, yet, but after that, is when he speaks
the day and hour of Christ’s coming. Therefore, it is clear, that the resurrected saints are a part of
the 144,000 for they are next called, “the living saints.”

 

The living saints, 144,000, in number, know and understand the voice, while the
wicked thought it was thunder & an earthquake. When God spake the time, he
poured on us the Holy Ghost, and our faces began to light up and shine with the
glory of God as Moses did when he came down from Mount Sinai, (Ex. 34:30-34.) By this time the 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united.

            It can be said that the 144,000 are “all sealed” because those living through the close of
probation were sealed just before it closed, while the resurrected ones were sealed before they
died, during “the sealing time of the 144,000.” And now they are all “perfectly united.”

   There exists a letter, alleged to be from Ellen to a brother Hastings, comforting him on his
wife’s death. She said that God showed her that his wife was sealed before she died. We think
the letter to be authentic, and here is the reference, 2SM 263.3, or, 14MR 53.1.

            “The sealing time of the 144,000,” is found in two places. The first is in “Christian
Experience and Views,” p. 47, (page # in this work) at the top, and God tells us, “The sealing
time is very short, and soon will be over.”

            The second place is in No. 23, p. 22, just down from the top a few lines, “Especially in
the closing work for the church, in the sealing time of the one hundred and forty-four thousand,
who are to stand without fault before the throne of God, will they feel most deeply the wrongs of
God’s professed people.” “The closing work” here mentioned, is not the closing work of the SDA
church, but the closing work for God’s true church, which has existed since Adam. This closing
work is the cleansing of the Sanctuary, started October 22, 1844.

God Bless your study

Monday December 26, 2011

Today we are putting up the first part of The Day-Star, with commentary. We praise God that he has preserved these original documents for our use at the end of time. In these first visions from God we find Present Truth in it’s entirety. Because of the scattered nature of this light, we are gathering it into one place, available here for the saints.

 

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The Bible has an interesting meter, or rhythm, to it. Of additional interest, is noticing that same meter reflected in the 1858 Great Controversy. If you will open to the book of Revelation, first chapter, and note there, it only takes seven verses to move, from the beginning to the end.

 

Many times this meter is reflected, much like the facets on a cut diamond. As we move through these visions from God, you may also notice this meter, a movement through time, from start to finish. It seems to be his appointed way.

 

Please, walk with me, allow me to show you a beautiful harmony of truth God has given to guide us to the City. It begins right where God started, with the first vision he gave to us.

 

This vision was originally published in The Day-Star, and carries that for it’s name, we will start there, as it is in it’s unmolested form; with one exception, for our purposes, some paragraph breaks are added.

The Day-Star, December 20, 1845, Part I

As God has shown me in holy vision the travels of the Advent people to the
Holy City, and the rich reward to be given those who wait the return of their Lord
from the wedding, it may be my duty to give you a short sketch of what God has
revealed to me.

 

            I am continually amazed at the advertizement of the glories, riches, gold, silver, gems,
total security, space travel, single dwelling homes, crowns, clothes, perfect climate control,
everything you can dream of, is offered to whosoever will. There is a reward, eternal life, but
there is also another reward, based on what you have done in your lifetime on earth. God wants
us to remember.

The dear saints have got many trials to pass through. But our light afflictions
which are but for a moment worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal
weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, for the things
which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. I have
tried to bring back a good report, & a few grapes from the heavenly Canaan, for
which many would stone me, as the congregation bade stone Caleb and Joshua for
their report, (Num. 14:10.)

 

            The bearers of light are always fought against. I recommend the book of Obediah 1:1 for
a clear understanding of the position Ellen occupied. This is also reflected in No. 20, p. 46, at the
top, and many other places.

But I declare to you, my brother in the Lord, it is a goodly land, and we are well
able to go up and possess it. While praying at the family altar the Holy Ghost fell
on me and I seemed to be rising higher and higher, far above the dark world. I
turned to look for the Advent people in the world, but could not find them, when a
voice said to me, Look again, and look a little higher. At this, I raised my eyes and
see a strait and narrow path, cast up high above the world.

 

Notice that Ellen first looked, “in the world” for God’s people; next she looked high above the
world, and found them. This is the first separation message.

 

            This is a good place to point out that much of what the visions depict are illustrations, not
literal. In other places such illustrations are not so evident, and some grasp and grapple with the
matter to create something new, trying to make literal what is only an illustration.

On this path the Advent people were traveling to the City, which was at the
farther end of the path.

 

            This is an important point, not to be forgotten as we move through this and other visions,
as each is in full and complete, beautiful harmony with all other parts. This path goes all the way
to the City, which is the New Jerusalem. There is no other path, just this one. And, it never
changes.

They had a bright light set up behind them at the first end of the path, which an
angel told me was the Midnight Cry.

 

The light of the Midnight Cry shines ALL the way to the City. An important point.

James’ in his book “Signs of the Times” tells us exactly how to properly give the third angel’s message, found on page
99.

This light shone all along the path and gave light for their feet so they might not
stumble. And if they kept their eyes fixed on Jesus, who was just before them,
leading them to the City, they were safe.

 

            Notice that the purpose of the light was to prevent stumbling and falling off the high,
narrow, difficult path. This point is building.

 

Notice also, the context of this illustration is such that, implies, that God’s people are traveling,
single file. Each one, is following Christ; not hanging on to each other. This is the true Christian
walk, following Christ, and no man.

But soon some grew weary, and said the City was a great way off, and they
expected to have entered it before. Then Jesus would encourage them by raising
his glorious right arm, and from his arm came a glorious light which waved over
the Advent band, and they shouted, Hallelujah!

 

            We think it is entirely possible that this light is actually the Spirit of Prophecy. It is a nice
fit. In No. 20, p. 42-49, God tells us that he “has walled you [us] about with light.”

 

God Bless your Study

 

 

Sunday December 25, 2011

America’s day has come. And it is payday.

The pain will be severely felt by most. The culprit is, of course, rebellion against God’s law. This is the root of the problem. To come up another level, we can easily and correctly state, it is corruption; which is just another word for law breaking. There are plenty of laws in effect, but today crime is worst at the highest levels of government, and therefore, goes un-punished.

The laws of the land are ignored and the criminals do as they please; because they are also the law enforcers. So some say, “The system is broken.” And advise to retreat and secure yourself. Here is a great summary, it’s a relatively short read, in part, and you click on the link at the bottom to get at the parent article; still a summary, but the problem is so big the article is long.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-corruption-america

Just a little bad news is not enough, here is more.
http://www.leap2020.eu/GEAB-N-60-is-available-Global-systemic-crisis-USA-2012-2016-An-insolvent-and-ungovernable-country_a8481.html

It’s over; the republic has been destroyed by those for whom rebellion is a disease, incurable. They are willingly Satan’s children.

It would not have been safe to suffer any who united with Satan in his rebellion to continue to occupy Heaven. They had learned the lesson of genuine rebellion against the unchangeable law of God; and this is incurable. If God had exercised his power to punish this chief rebel, disaffected angels would not have been manifested; hence God took another course; for he would manifest distinctly to all the heavenly host his justice and his judgment. p. 21, Para. 1, [1SP].
Satan trembled as he viewed his work. He was alone in meditation upon the past, the present, and his future plans. His mighty frame shook as with a tempest. An angel from Heaven was passing. He called him, and entreated an interview with Christ. This was granted him. He then related to the Son of God that he repented of his rebellion, and wished again the favor of God. He was willing to take the place God had previously assigned him, and be under his wise command. Christ wept at Satan’s woe, but told him, as the mind of God, that he could never be received into Heaven. Heaven must not be placed in jeopardy. All Heaven would be marred should he be received back; for sin and rebellion originated with him. The seeds of rebellion were still within him. He had, in his rebellion, no occasion for his course, and he had not only hopelessly ruined himself, but the host of angels also, who would then have been happy in Heaven had he remained steadfast. The law of God could condemn, but could not pardon. p. 29, Para. 2, [1SP].

   It is Satan’s plan to weaken the faith of God’s people in the testimonies. Next follows skepticism in regard to the vital points of our faith, the pillars of our position, then doubt as to the Holy Scriptures, and then the downward march to perdition. When the testimonies, once believed, are doubted, and given up, Satan knows the deceived ones will not stop at this, but he redoubles his efforts till he launches them into open rebellion, which becomes incurable and ends in destruction. p. 102, Para. 1, [27OT].

All this is but the working out of a principle. “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” Eccles. 8:11 Perchance now, it is easier to see how near we are to the end. The masses of America are watching TV, totally unaware of tomorrow’s judgment day.

Little wonder only 144,000 of those exposed to this light, will embrace it and be saved. For the rest; church is a club, a lifestyle, a circle of friends and family. God declares, “When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” Because he knows the situation.

Make sure you are a part of the few, who gather about the temple, who afflict their soul, who do not allow work to engulf their minds, who listen for the bells on the hem of Christ’s robe, who confess every sin at the temple that it may be blotted out before it’s too late, who search the scriptures to make sure they find the words of life, who study to prove all things, who know the end is near, even at the door.

My brother and sister, here is my message for you….

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GET READY

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TO MEET THY GOD!

Sabbath December 24, 2011

Trials, pain, hurt, humiliation, suffering; Ouch!, time to embrace it all. Our time to change is short indeed. The world speeds to destruction, while we travel a strait and narrow path, high and lifted up above the world. This passage is poignant in it’s message. Please take the time this Sabbath day to meditate on God’s leading in your life.

We do not know when the 144,000th slot will be filled, but on that day, it appears the harvest will be ripe. Only a few will be saved in God’s appointed way. Understand that that means on your side, his providence. Embrace it all, let the dross fly away!

 The purification of the people of God cannot be accomplished without their suffering. God permits the fires of affliction to consume the dross, to separate the worthless from the valuable and let the pure metal shine forth. He passes us from one fire to another, testing our true worth. If we cannot bear these trials, what will we do in the time of trouble! If prosperity or adversity discover falseness, pride or selfishness in our hearts, what shall we do when God tries every man’s work as by fire, and lays bare the secrets of all hearts! p. 117, Para. 1, [26OT].
 True grace is willing to be tried; if we are loth to be searched by the Lord, our condition is serious indeed. God is the refiner and purifier of souls; in the heat of the furnace the dross is separated forever from the true silver and gold of the Christian character. Jesus watches the test. He knows what is needed to purify the precious metal that it may reflect the radiance of his precious love. p. 117, Para. 2, [26OT].
God brings his people near him by close, testing trials, by showing them their own weakness and inability, by teaching them to lean upon him, that he is their only help and safeguard. Then his object is accomplished. They are prepared to be used in every emergency, to fill important positions of trust, and to accomplish the grand purposes for which their powers were given them. God takes men upon trial, he proves them on the right hand and on the left, they are thus educated, trained and disciplined. p. 118, Para. 1, [26OT].

Jesus, our Redeemer, man’s representative and head, endured this testing process. He suffered more than we can be called upon to suffer. He bore our infirmities and was in all points tempted as we are. He did not suffer thus on his own account, but because of our sins; and now relying on the merits of our Overcomer, we may become victors in the name of Jesus. p. 118, Para. 2, [26OT].
 God’s work of refining and purifying must go on until his servants are so humbled, so dead to self, that, when called into active service, their eyes are single to His glory. Then he will accept their efforts, they will not move rashly and from impulse, they will not rush on and imperil the Lord’s cause, being slaves to temptations and passions, followers of their own carnal minds set on fire by Satan. Oh! how fearfully is the cause of God marred by man’s perverse will and unsubdued temper. How much suffering he brings upon himself by following his own headstrong passions! God brings men over the ground again and again, increasing the pressure until a transformation of character and a perfect humility bring them into harmony with Christ, with the spirit of Heaven, and they are victors over themselves. p. 118, Para. 3, [26OT].

God Bless your victory in purification

Friday December 23, 2011

In today’s selection, is, what I believe to be, stated a foundational concept regarding God’s interaction with man. More specifically however, as it relates to the term “inspiration.”

Although I have not found a passage that is a perfect match for the way I state the matter, I have found several that lend support, and taken together, paint a great picture. Here is how I state the definition of “inspiration,” as it relates to God’s inspiration of his prophets.

Inspiration is being so in harmony with God, by choice, that even though one might think they are thinking their own thoughts and acting on them, they actually are thinking what God wants them to think and acting out the works God wants them to do.

This definition creates an entirely different view of Ellen’s work, in the writing out the Spirit of Prophecy. Now, it actually does become a work of God; something far more serious than the church’s definition.

 “Whether, therefore, ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” Here is a principle lying at the foundation of every act, thought, and motive; the consecration of the entire being, both physical and mental, to the control of the Spirit of God. The unsanctified will and passions must be crucified. This may be regarded as a close and severe work. Yet it must be done, or you will hear the terrible sentence from the mouth of Jesus, “Depart.” You can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth you. p. 125, Para. 1, [21OT].

And there you have it. God’s total control over the saint, but only, and ever, at that saint’s constant choice.

There is a sister passage relating to this important point. As with so many concepts, we need a variety of materials to harmonize, this creates support and solidity, helping to anchor our faith.

We must keep separate from the world, if we would have the love of God abide with us. As soon as we begin to be conformed to this world, just so soon God’s Spirit begins to depart from us. [R&H, June 10, 1852]

This tells me that God will NEVER exercise his control over any one of his saints, without their total, full and complete submission. It is truly a loving act on the part of God, a total revelation of his character in the matter. How beautiful. . . . . .

God Bless your Study