Sabbath September 1, 2012

Some more shameless plagiarism from Barrett’s materials. 😉 This particular one is about the sower. Some of this will be a review for some of you, but that’s Ok. The truth bears repeating much better than the lie.

Christ was about communicating truth, but this truth was hidden in plain sight, in the form of charming stories called parables. This was God’s plan from the very beginning. Only those who do more than “seek” will enter “the strait gate.”

    All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Matthew 13:34-35

    And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. Mark 4:33-34

“Jesus used parables to communicate truth (the Word) to his listeners. The above texts also tell us that Jesus always used parables to teach the people.”

“Why did Jesus speak in parables?”

     And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Matthew 13:10-11

    And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, Mark 4:2

“Jesus spoke in parables to teach doctrine to his followers and to teach the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven that had been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 13:35

As the truth of the hiding of the mysteries of God sank deep into my consciousness, I felt my pre-SDA-conceived ideas being shaken. I had always thought that I had “the truth.” And that all we were required to do was place the truth before others and let them decide. But I was wrong, I, myself, did not have the truth to put before others. (!!!!!!!)

I was discovered to myself to be spiritually poor, spiritually blind, spiritually naked; I was not whole, I needed the physician.

Daily we need to come to this place. Pity the poor soul who trusts to his phd, or masters, or?, it matters not. Without the gold, tried in the fire, we are nothing.

God Bless your study

Friday August 31, 2012

As potential candidates for the numbered group of the 144,000, we have several representatives. Probably the first of which would be Enoch.

Enoch was translated having never died. We are told that some of the 144,000 will experience the same.

I would say the second would have to be Noah. Noah went alive, through the destruction of the world. We are told that some of the 144,000 will experience the same. He sounded the last warning for the whole world.

Moses death, before entrance to the heavenly Canaan, surly prefigures the church of Philadelphia members, whose lifetime ran out before the end of the world. Interesting too is that he never did enter the earthly Canaan. Neither do any of the 144,000.

I think Rahab the harlot is another candidate. She supported those who spied out the land to report back to the leader of Israel. There is a lot more to this story than a surface meaning. I’m sure the hidden treasure language will reveal wonderful things.

Jacob, and his time of trouble, mirrors the time of trouble such as never was for some of the 144,000 who will live through that experience, just before the second coming of Christ.

Elijah represents the 144,000 in the giving of the loud cry testing message and warning to those in power. He was fed by a miracle of God’s providence while he was in hiding from the powers of earth, who sought his life.

John the Baptist was another. Now his story is very interesting. He came in the spirit and power of Elijah, announcing the coming of Christ. He never witnessed Christ do a miracle or preach a sermon before his death. Fearlessly he gave the living testimony, reproving sin at the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. He was beheaded because an adulteress hated him so, who ordered her daughter to seduce several leading men of state, with the king; whom she had prepared by supplying them with the best wine, the most luxurious food and enchanting music, to grant her request because she could not do it on her own.

Revelation 20:5 indicates that some of the 144,000 will experience this also.

Recently we reminded you of the story of the Canaanite woman who begged bread crumbs from the table Christ supplied to the SDAs. Though she was counted as a dog, yet she accepted the humble position of God’s providence. Christ declared her to be one of the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Certainly she represents some of the 144,000 coming into the faith at the sounding of the loud cry.

I am sure there are more, but the time would fail me to tell of all.

Down to our era, we have all the true pioneers who are to set present truth, every one of which are of the church of Philadelphia, one of the 144,000. Their works, writings, do follow them and instruct us, the latter members of that church. We can look at all they can teach us of entire consecration, making a full sacrifice and reflecting Jesus image.

    Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1 Cor. 10:11

In the light of these stories, we can better feel the force of admonition, or, that “we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.” Soon, these will carry even more force as events reveal the shortness of time.

God Bless your preparation

Thursday August 30, 2012

Years ago I was building a home for a couple. They were SDA. Long time in the church, and pillars of the church. Their home had burnt and I was rebuilding it.

I was on the peak of the roof one day, and had just installed an antenna there, at the request of the husband. In those days my hearing was still pretty good, even at 30 feet above the driveway. His wife came walking down the driveway with another friend who was visiting. The other friend asked her, “What is that antenna for, the one on the roof.” Without looking up, she stated frankly, “There is no antenna up there.” I heard every word. The friend knew I was up there and looking up, just shrugged her shoulders.

Almost to the day, two weeks later, this man’s wife asked me when the antenna was installed. “About two weeks ago.” I stated. The woman appeared a bit disconcerted. I could see the gears churning. The timing was right on target and she knew it.

She never knew that I was listening to the entire conversation that day.

Pride is what did it that day. I knew her fairly well. She was too proud to 1.) even think that maybe her guest saw something she did not already know about. 2.) admit that she might possibly be wrong.

I think there are going to be a lot of people arrive on the scene of the third coming of Christ, and be forced to admit, too late, far too late, that they were wrong. Pride of opinion kept them locked in a box of their own making. Fearing to look ?, stupid, foolish, ?, take your pick.

Peter yielded to the pressure of ridicule. Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 3, page 107 and on. We have now arrived at the final scenes of temporal history. We are here to be made a spectacle for all the world to ridicule. And be assured, they will.

Are you preparing for that?

God Bless your Study

Wednesday August 29, 2012

Today I want to encourage you to make good use of Jerry’s site.
http://www.sdramerica.org/
There are a good many studies there that are designed to show you the way into the hidden mystery, using the Bible as it’s own spiritual dictionary.

After reading the home page,  I suggest you read this page.  How to obtain the hidden treasure. Which describes the methods Jerry uses to stay organized. If it doesn’t work for you, do something different. Be creative.

Then go on to this page. Bible Study Principles. This study is one of the nicest on the site, especially for those new to the concept. There are numerous illustrations to help you understand the words used, and why.

Here is a bit of a list to give you a taste, if you have not been there before.
I have long been fascinated about Manna. This study answers some of those questions.
Manna

The Bible often uses some terms that are strange to us. But that same Bible defines those same words for us. This is one of those terms.
The Furbished Sword

How can a bow be deceitful? Read this study to find out.
The Deceitful Bow

God draws strong parallels between physical and spiritual adultery.
The Bosom of the Strange Woman

The Filthy Polluted Table

The Despised Lamp & Extinguished Candle

The Spoiled Pasture

The Non-shining Moon

The Fire

God Bless your study

Tuesday August 28, 2012

I was poking around on Google Books the other day… and found Life Sketches there. So I checked it out. Now remember that these are supposed to be digitized hardcopy books. Using other words, this is supposed to be a real book that is in existence somewhere.

Knowing that the digital copy on the White Estate CD 2008 Research Edition is a counterfeited version of the same, (we posted about this before here) I started digging. And there it is. On Google Books you can see the original counterfeit of the true original. And just to keep the issue confused, they put the date 1880 on the book. This is the same year the true original was published.

I quite doubt that was the date it was printed. It was several years later that the issue of leadership and organizational change came to the forefront. While we do not know who the guilty parties really are, we doubt there is much space there from the usual suspects.

Just be careful out there. There are wild beasts of the field running around seeking whom to devour.

God Bless your Study

Monday August 27, 2012

I am going to promote to you the portion mentioned yesterday; No. 23, page 3-71. I believe this to be one connected discourse on the living testimony. If you will do a search through the authentic Spirit of Prophecy on the phrase “living testimony” you will discover some amazing things.

As shown yesterday, it will be revived; because it is absolutely necessary for the saints to get through to “the voice of God like many waters.” It is this voice of the Father that resurrects “those who had died in faith under the third angel’s message, keeping the Sabbath” “to hear the covenant of peace” and “the day and hour of Jesus coming.” 1858 Great Controversy, page 205.

Then it is that the saints are called, “The living saints, 144,000 in number.” The Day-Star. We have a glorious future before us. We must be prepared by God. Many things are laid open to our understanding and the path of action grows more clear by the day. Will you act?

     The Lord here shows us that the message to be borne to his people by ministers whom he has called to warn the people, is not a peace-and-safety message. It is not merely theoretical, but practical, in every particular. The people of God are represented in the message to the Laodiceans in a position of carnal security. They are at ease, believing themselves in an exalted condition of spiritual attainments. p. 3, Para. 4, [23OT].  

It is Laodicea that feels she has need of nothing. With thousands of pages of, supposed, but unproven, SOP writings, they proudly strut their stuff. Ignorant of what is within those pages, yet in pride of worldly wisdom they declare they need not any low-life like William Barrett to teach them anything!

For those who can not believe this language, I am going to send you off-site to witness, not one, but two, leading SDA pastors preaching that Allah is the same as the Christian’s God!!!!!!

Here are links.

Dwight Nelson
http://www.john1429.org/vidbox/engine/swf/player.swf?url=../../data/video/sdaallah.FLV&volume=75

John Carter
http://www.john1429.org/vidbox/engine/swf/player.swf?url=../../data/video/sdaallah2.FLV&volume=75

If the links will not click through, copy and paste.

The point is, the hour is late, it is very late. Many, many things are coming into alinement for the final moves. We believe events will happen fast. You need to get ready, now, not later.

God Bless your study

Sunday August 26.3, 2012

Quake Swarm update.

Apparently not being reported by the MSM News.

Probably not wanting to panic people.

 

Swarm is occurring about Brawley, California. This is at the southern end of the Salton Sea. It is on the San Andreas Fault.

Another two quakes have occurred about the  point where the San Andreas Fault goes into the ocean in northern California.

This swarm is similar to the swarm noted by Dutchsinse just prior to the Japan 9.1 quake.

Links are below.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

http://www.youtube.com/user/dutchsinse

Sunday August 26.2, 2012

Earthquake Warning for California.

 

Approx. 25 minutes ago Dutchsinse posted this video of an earthquake swarm in southern California. It is a match for the swarm that happened prior to the Japan earthquake. Take action.

Here is the link.

http://www.youtube.com/user/dutchsinse

Sunday August 26, 2012

The hidden treasure. This appears to be the key of David, which Christ has delivered to the church of Philadelphia. It is this church, not defiled with a formal, non-New Testament gospel order, church organization, which goes through to the end. It is this church that set present truth in the beginning and teaches that present truth to the end. It is this church that will be preserved through the hour of temptation. It is this church that has the hidden treasure.

    Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Why would this church have the hidden treasure? It’s simple; they sold everything they had, became poor in this world, became foolish in the eyes of this world, became despised by this world, and went and bought the field with the hidden treasure.

    Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

The same is true of the pearl of great price. It is worth all.

    Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:44-50

We have learned that many times angels are used to represent people who are doing that activity shown by the angel. Is this so in this case? Thinking back to the lies of Satan, we will discover that those still holding to the counterfeit SOP will believe the angels of the text to be real angels doing that work; for surly it is not a work given to men! Let’s see here.

The Truth:

    Sinners, who are perishing for lack of knowledge, must be left in ignorance and darkness, unless men shall carry to them the light of truth. God will not send angels from Heaven to do the work which he has left for man. p. 88, Para. 1, [24OT].

The Lie:

    God will employ agencies whose origin man will be unable to discern; angels will do a work which men might have had the blessing of accomplishing, had they not neglected to answer the claims of God.  {RH, December 15, 1885 par. 8}

The angels will not be doing this work of severing the wicked from among the just. Looking at this a little closer… we find a definition for “sever.”

    And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth. And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be. Exodus 8:22-23

“Sever” is to “put a division.” Here is the correct understanding of these things, and who is to do the work.

    The terrible iniquity abounding calls for the greatest diligence, and for the living testimony, to keep sin out of the church. Faith has been decreasing to a fearful degree. Faith can only increase by exercise. p. 8, Para. 1, [23OT].  
    According to the light God has given me in vision, wickedness and deception are increasing among God’s people, who profess to keep his commandments. Spiritual discernment to see sin as it exists, and put it out of the camp, is decreasing; spiritual blindness is fast coming upon God’s people. The straight testimony must be revived, and it will separate [put a division between] those from Israel who have ever been at war with the means God has ordained to keep corruptions out of the church. Wrongs must be called wrongs. Grievous sins must be called by their right name. All of God’s people should come nearer to him and wash their robes of character in the blood of the Lamb. Then will they see sin in the true light and will realize how offensive is sin in the sight of God. p. 97, Para. 3, [23OT].

By The Way… No. 23, the first 71 pages is all about this work and the preparation for Heaven.
God shows the extent of the true work, on page 197 of the 1858 Great Controversy.

    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].

God Bless your study

Sabbath August 25, 2012

Every story in the Bible is there, especially for the last days.

    Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1 Corinthians 10:11

I believe “admonition” means instruction. Assuming that to be true, here is my list of stories that I am looking forward to being instructed by.

1.) The first martyr, Abel.

2.) Why was Noah inside the ark so long?

3.) The tower of Babel.

4.) Abraham’s sacrifice of Genesis 15.

5.) Abraham, Lot, and Sodom and Gomorrah.

6.) Abraham’s servant finding Rebekah.

7.) God’s dealing with Tamar and Judah.

8.) Relationship between Egypt’s plagues and the last seven.

9.) Israel at the borders of Canaan the first time.

10.) The taking of Jericho.

11.) Samson and what God did for him.

12.) The Levite and his concubine, leading to war against Benjamin.

13.) Ruth.

14.) Eli and his two wicked sons.

15.) Goliath and David.

16.) 2 Samuel 21, famine and sacrifice.

17.) Elijah and Elisha parted.

18.) The anointing of Jehu.

19.) The death of Jonathan.

20.) Esther.

21.) Ezekiel.

22.) John the Baptist.

23.) The day of Pentecost.

Plus a whole host of miscellaneous prophecies and apparently loose texts. I really like the minor prophets. It is with great joy these days that I return to the reading of such, armed with a growing list of words defined spiritually by the Bible itself!

Pick your own list of stories and start working on them. Ask God to help you understand his message for you.

God Bless your study