Category: .p Rev.18 Angel’s Msg

Wednesday September 25, 2013

With regard to the mass of world events swirling around our heads, an interesting item has popped up. Zero Hedge (dot com) has put up a page showing that the G7 nations, as a whole, have a consolidated debt at a record high of 440%.

This is a significant data point for a reason. Historically, whenever a nation has reached the level of 250% of debt to GDP a war “breaks out.” The fact that the G7 have a 440% level of debt to GDP and we are in a time of peace is very significant.

We consider this to be proof positive that God is restraining the powers of earth to prevent WWIII, and the destruction of Billions of lives. In short, a fulfillment of this prophecy.

I saw that this world was rocked in the cradle of security so that communications might not be cut off from place to place, and that messengers might have full time to carry the message to the children of God, that they receive it and be sealed with the seal of the living God, and be prepared to pass through the time of trouble such as never was. I saw that it must be a time of peace in order for the servants of God to do their work for souls. Vision of May 14, 1851. This can be downloaded for free from our download page.

Choose file No. 3, it’s at the top of the page.

Because of this global positioning, economially, I would guess that God is doing this positioning in preparation for the loud cry. It is my opinion, that America, the home base of this message, will be ground zero for the main event, to be watched closely by the rest of the world, on TV and the net.

It is the two horned beast, No. 6, page 22, that makes Sunday a test, not the image. Therefore, America, in some form, will remain through, to the time of trouble such as never was. At that time, it matters not what happens politically, everyone is sealed, Christ is on the way, the wicked soon to lay, all glory of man in the dust of the earth for God’s glory.

Eternity is very, very near. It’s high time to be ripening for Heaven!

God Bless your study

 

Friday September 20, 2013

As we contemplate the probable near future… this portion from No. 8 looks worthy of a review. Too many times we get in a rut and forget to broaden our reading to full scope of what we have available. This reads a little differently, but is in perfect harmony with the 1858 Great Controversy as well as the rest of the Spirit of Prophecy.

The Future. p. 112, Para. 3, [8OT].
At the transfiguration Jesus was glorified by his Father. We hear him say, “Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.” Thus before his betrayal and crucifixion he was strengthened for his last dreadful sufferings. p. 112, Para. 4, [8OT].

As the members of the body of Christ approach the period of their last conflict, “the time of Jacob’s trouble,” they will grow up into Christ, and will partake largely of his Spirit. As the third message swells to a loud cry, and as great power and glory attends the closing work, the faithful people of God will partake of that glory. It is the latter rain which revives and strengthens them to pass through the time of trouble. Their faces [minds] will shine [teach God’s Word] with the glory of that light [the Word] which attends the third angel. p. 112, Para. 5, [8OT].

I saw that God would in a wonderful manner preserve his people through the time of trouble. As Jesus poured out his soul in agony in the garden, they will earnestly cry and agonize with him day and night for deliverance. The decree will go forth that they must disregard the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and honor the first day, or lose their lives; but they will not yield, and trample under their feet the Sabbath of the Lord, and honor an institution of Papacy. Satan’s host, and wicked men, will surround them, and exult over them, because there will seem to be no way of escape for them. But in the midst of their revelry and triumph, there is peal upon peal of the loudest thunder. The heavens have gathered blackness, and are only illuminated by the blazing light and terrible glory from Heaven, as God utters his voice from his holy habitation. p. 112, Para. 6, [8OT].

Here is the special resurrection of only the righteous saints that have “died in faith under the third angel’s message, keeping the Sabbath.” 1858 Great Controversy, page 205.

The foundations of the earth shake, buildings totter and fall with a terrible crash. The sea boils like a pot, and the whole earth is in terrible commotion. The captivity of the righteous is turned, and with sweet and solemn whisperings they say to each other, “We are delivered. It is the voice of God.” With solemn awe they listen to the words of the voice. The wicked hear, but understand not the words of the voice of God. They fear and tremble, while the saints rejoice. Satan and his angels, and wicked men, who had been exulting that the people of God were in their power, that they might destroy them from off the earth, witness the glory conferred upon those who have honored the holy law of God. They behold the faces of the righteous lighted up, and reflecting the image of Jesus. Those who were so eager to destroy the saints, could not endure the glory resting upon the delivered ones, and they fell like dead men to the earth. Satan and evil angels fled from the presence of the saints glorified. Their power to annoy them was gone forever. p. 113, Para. 1, [8OT].

Remember that the image of Jesus can only be acquired this side of the close of probation. We must get ready now!

God Bless your study

Wednesday April 3, 2013

We believe this greater light, called Day, by God, is the light that goes before the angel of Revelation 18, and is the swelling of the third angel’s message as it is making it’s second rise.

Read carefully the following from the 1858 Great Controversy.

 Then I saw another mighty angel commissioned to descend to earth, and unite his voice with the third angel, and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory. The light which went before and followed after this angel, penetrated everywhere, as he cried mightily, with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is again given, with the addition of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time, and joins in the last great work of the third angel’s message, as it swells into a loud cry. And the people of God are fitted up everywhere to stand in the hour of temptation which they are soon to meet. I saw a great light resting upon them, and they united in the message, and fearlessly proclaimed with great power the third angel’s message. p. 193, Para. 2, [1SG ].

Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to sound everywhere, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues; for her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, and joined it, as the midnight cry joined the second angel’s message in 1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they fearlessly gave the last solemn warning, proclaiming the fall of Babylon, and calling upon God’s people to come out of her; that they might escape her fearful doom. p. 194, Para. 1, [1SG ].

You will remember that angels represent God’s people doing that work which they illustrate.
We think the great light of spiritual things spiritually understood, with the resurrection of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy, is the light which is going before the angel of Revelation 18. And that we are in the time of the last great work of the third angel’s message, as it swells —before the loud cry.

The hour is late. Too many have become numb from hearing such warnings.

God’s people are to believe in the immediate second coming of Christ.

Because when he comes, he must needs find us so doing….

God Bless your study

Sunday March 31, 2013

And building yet further about this other language….

We have seen that God defines, in Isaiah 28:11, the refreshing, as a speaking with stammering lips. These lips are further defined in chapter 33 of the same book.

a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue [margin: ridicilous], that thou canst not understand.  Isaiah 33:19

It is a spiritual process. The Holy Ghost must teach us. “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” This is spiritual.

Even though this process is work, which is the labour of Hebrews 4:11 “let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,” it is a spiritually refreshing work. God made us, he knows what we need, both physically and spiritually. Deeply within us does God work when we follow his ways. We come away, deeply satisfied.

Notice how the 1858 Great Controversy defines the refreshing.

I asked what had made this great change. An angel answered, It is the latter rain; the refreshing from the presence of the Lord; the loud cry of the third angel. p. 186, Para. 2, [1SG ].

It is first placed in the chapter on the shaking and second, bracketed with two other defining terms. And WHAT! terms these! We have the power of God on one side and the loud cry on the other side! What can this mean!

We think at this time, that this understanding of the greater light which God made to rule the day, is the light which goes before the angel of Revelation 18, and it is the third angel’s message as it swells into the loud cry, the second rise of the Sabbath truth.

 I was directed back to the first rise of the Sabbath. p. 3, Para. 3, [1OT].

In the first rise of the third angel’s message, those who engage in the work of God had something to venture. p. 8, Para. 3, [23OT].

These passages imply a second rise for this message. There is a specific passage in the 1858 Great Controversy that applies.

Then I saw another mighty angel commissioned to descend to earth, and unite his voice with the third angel, and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory. The light which went before and followed after this angel, penetrated everywhere, as he cried mightily, with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is again given, with the addition of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time, and joins in the last great work of the third angel’s message, as it swells into a loud cry. And the people of God are fitted up everywhere to stand in the hour of temptation which they are soon to meet. I saw a great light resting upon them, and they united in the message, and fearlessly proclaimed with great power the third angel’s message. p. 193, Para. 2, [1SG ].

Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to sound everywhere, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues; for her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, and joined it, as the midnight cry joined the second angel’s message in 1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they fearlessly gave the last solemn warning, proclaiming the fall of Babylon, and calling upon God’s people to come out of her; that they might escape her fearful doom. p. 194, Para. 1, [1SG ].

God Bless your Study

Tuesday March 5, 2013

We have discovered an important clarification of a point of truth. The body of information on this is actually quite large, astonishingly so.

November 18, 1848, Ellen was given a vision in a public meeting of the brethren, Joseph Bates was present and took some notes on what was said. The following is an excerpt from his book, A Sealing Message, page 25, and speaks to the point.

The time of trouble has commenced, it is begun.

The first thing to notice is that this is not, “the time of trouble such as never was,” “the time of Jacob’s trouble.” The Day-Star.

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.  Daniel 12:1

This, in the above text, is the time of Jacob’s trouble.

On page 3 of the Supplement to the CEV, God clearly defines the difference between the two, and states that it is a “short period.” When compared with the 6,000 year history of mankind to this point, 168 years, to date, is a short period. This short time of trouble is identified in the Bible as the day of battle and war.

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?  Job 38:22 & 23

Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.  Ezekiel 13:5

Then it is further identified as the day of the LORD. But, this text is VERY important. Look carefully at it, read it slowly. It is identifying this battle in the day of the LORD as closely associated with a special work. This work is a going “up into the gaps” and a making “up the hedge.”

For an answer to this we go to The Present Truth, No. 4, the first article. It is by James and titled, Repairing the Breach in the Law of God. We will not put the article here, but a paraphrase of some important points is in order.

As the article title infers, the repairing of the breach is the restoring of the Sabbath to it’s rightful place. But, this work of restoration is the exact same work as the sealing of the 144,000! James places it in parallel with the Ezekiel 9 work of the six angels; which is in perfect harmony with the 1858 Great Controversy on page 197.

Because of the huge nature of this subject, we will be working on this for several days, so stay tuned. We are studying and keeping current information on the blog as we discover it.

God Bless your study

Friday March 1, 2013

It seems from our study that the loud cry will be a loud hidden treasure message. Spiritual things spiritually understood effectually destroys false fronts, read false claims, churches, &c., exposes lies for what they really are and, in truth, is truth shining forth from God which of it’s self attracts the honest in heart. Notice what Proverbs 8 has for us.

 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?  1
She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.  2
She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.  3
Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.  4
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.  5
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.  6
For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.  7
All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.  8
They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.  9
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.  10

We know the Spirit of Prophecy is the voice of truth, and of reproof and rebuke; which is why it is generally hated.

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.  Isaiah 58:1

Truth must be a correct exposure of the lie. Unfortunately both the SDA and the other churches are fallen into the same ditch, that is, they are all using a false bible, something other than the KJV. They have bought into the lies of a seductive serpent who tells them these other translations are easier to read. They are not told that the spiritual meanings have been destroyed.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.  Revelation 18:2

With the loud cry of the true spiritual meaning of such things as Babylon, habitation, devils, hold, foul spirit, cage, unclean, hateful bird, &c., the false foundations upon which the churches of today have been building will be exposed as shifting sands, not the Rock, from which flows rivers of honey and butter.

 But go ye and learn what that meaneth,  Matthew 9:13

And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?  Acts 2:12

Don’t take too long to decide, be a believer!

God Bless your study

Sabbath January 26, 2013

FIRE!!!… has been written about a lot. Someone said that it is a good servant but a terrible master. And so it is, as we heat our homes, often, with fire, but run in terror from a forest that is burning out of control.

Fire, our third subject word from Obadiah 18, is a hidden treasure word carrying huge amounts of spiritual information to the table. Because of the seriousness of physical fire, we get some idea of the seriousness of spiritual fire.

Because of this seriousness, because it applies to the end of time and the last fearful warning from God to all mankind, it is a major focal point of much that God has to say. We are combining fire and flame because as defined they are the same.

 3.) fire & flame

 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD;  Jeremiah 23:29

and the light of Israel shall be for a fire,
and his Holy One for a flame:
and it shall burn and devour
his thorns and
 his briers in one day;  Isaiah 10:17

Having defined God’s word before, in Psalms 119:105, as light, we can now add the word fire as a definition. And God confirms that, here in Isaiah 10:17.

Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble,
and the flame consumeth the chaff,
so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust:
because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts,
and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 5:24

We note here that fire = flame, devoureth = consumeth, and stubble = chaff.

Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.  Isaiah 47:14

Now we have confirmation that this fire is spiritual, not literal. If it were literal we could get physically warm at it, or we could sit before it and get warm; but no, it is spiritual. Now as we go into Joel, you will have a new understanding of the message God is trying to get across.

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Joel 2:1-5

Here again is the mention of the fire devouring the stubble, just as we are told in Obadiah 18.

Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.  Isaiah 10:16

Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.  Jeremiah 50:31, 32

And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.  47 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.  48 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?  Ezekiel 20:47-49

Parables is exactly what this language is all about. The meaning is hidden from those who should not be saved.

Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.  Jeremiah 5:14

And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.  Ezekiel 15:7

We are not doing an exhaustive study on fire today, we are showing that the fire is spiritual, not literal.

God Bless your Study

Sunday January 20, 2013

In yesterday’s post we showed God’s definition of his word as fire. Then we showed where it would be started, in the church of the one that despised his spiritual birthright. And that verse ended with the complete destruction of those in that church. We think this to be the spiritual slaughtering, not literal, spoken of in Ezekiel 9.

Next we have another verse dealing with this subject.

And the light of Israel shall be for a fire,
and       his Holy One                         for a flame:
and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;  Isaiah 10:17

There are several points found here. First we have a couple of definitions.
The light of Israel = his Holy One and fire = flame.

Then we are told that, it, shall burn and devour. So burn = devour, which is quite similar to Obadiah 1:18, making a perfect harmony between the two and it makes good sense.

Next we have, his thorns, his briers, making these equal with the peg word, his. Also on this point it is important to look carefully at each word in the subject text. This leads us to a further discovery of truth in the hidden treasure.

    For while they      be folden together as thorns,
    and while they are drunken                 as drunkards,
    they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.  Nahum 1:10

Note the parallelisms in the text. Now note the word, devoured, a form of the word, devour. We are on target and still in perfect harmony, making good sense. With a look back to yesterday’s post we discover Esau being defined as stubble! Suddenly we have another prophecy pointing out the same event, in perfect harmony, making good sense! It’s beautiful!

The last phrase “in one day” needs some consideration. Is this one literal day? or is it a year? God does not leave it to chance. He tells us.

I saw that they were correct in their reckoning of the prophetic periods. Prophetic time closed in 1844. p. 148, Para. 1, [1SG ].

Time can no longer be interpreted using the year for a day definition. This is the correct understanding of Revelation 10:16.

   And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

We therefore take this term to mean either one literal day, or a indefinite period of time. The latter probably being the most correct application.

God Bless your Study

Sabbath January 19, 2013

Wouldn’t it be nice to know what the future holds? I mean the near future. Just what is going to be happening with the loud cry? and all that. Here is what God says about that.

   The different parties of professed Advent believers have a little truth, but God has given all that to his children who are being prepared for the day of God; also truths that neither of these parties know, and will not understand. Things which are sealed up to them, the Lord has opened to those who will see, and are ready to understand them. And if God has any new light to communicate, he will let his chosen and beloved understand it, without their going to hear those who are in error and darkness to have their minds enlightened. p. 45, Para. 1, [SUPCEV].

What must I do to be a part of God’s children?

    The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.  Deuteronomy 29:29

A lot of people have no real desire to be a part of God’s true church, his children. The dividing line seems to be at obedience. God is going to honor the true heart’s desire of all. Most have no desire to be obedient to God, they would not fit in Heaven and God will not allow any to be in Heaven who are rebellious at heart. Only those who have purposed in their hearts to honor God by willing obedience from an honest heart, will be in Heaven. None will be there against their will.

In these last days, those honest in heart who live out their faith in practical acts of everyday life, living a life of obedience to God, they will be taught of God, they will be of the 144,000, they will be seen of God to be burning and shining lights to sound the warning, the last call to get right with God.

God’s word is defined by him in Jeremiah 23:29 as a fire. Using this figure he tells his people how that fire will act in the last warning.

 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.  Obadiah 1:18

In the hidden treasure, the language of Heaven (No. 18, page 89), a house = church, meaning that God’s true church, the house of Jacob and Joseph, will erupt with the last warning message in the church of Esau, the one who despised the spiritual birthright, as a fire, as a flame, kindling, or starting, there.

We think that time is right upon us.

God Bless your study

Wednesday January 16, 2013

The following three passages indicate another, yet future, rise of this Advent message. We believe it to be the loud cry.

 I was directed back to the first rise of the Sabbath. I followed the people of God up to this time, and did not see that God was displeased, or frowned upon them. I inquired why it had been thus, that at this late day we must change the time of commencing the Sabbath. Said the angel, “Ye shall understand, but not yet, not yet.” Said the angel, “If light comes, and that light is set aside, or rejected, then comes the condemnation and the frown of God; but before the light comes there is no sin, for there is no light for them to reject.” I saw that it was in the mind of some that the Lord had shown that the Sabbath commenced at six o’clock, when I had only seen that it commenced at “even,” and it was inferred that even was at six. I saw the servants of God must draw together, press together. p. 3, Para. 3, [1OT].

 I was pointed back to the rise of the Advent doctrine,.… p. 5, Para. 1, [1OT].

In my last vision I was pointed back to the rise and progress of the cause of present truth. When our publishing house at Battle Creek was first established, the friends of the cause were few, and our people generally were poor. But when calls for help were made, many came nobly forward, and aided the cause by taking stock in the publishing work. The Lord was well pleased with the spirit of sacrifice manifested. p. 99, Para. 2, [30OT].

If you will take your 1858 Great Controversy and turn to page 194, and study that page. There you will find that there is a light which goes before the angel of Revelation 18.

What is this light?

You will also find that the third angel’s message “swells into” the loud cry.

Could it be that this light which goes before the angel of Revelation 18, is the same as the swelling of the third angel’s message?

The passages above clearly indicate a second rise of the third angel’s message. Could there be a third?

It’s going to take some studying, a labouring to enter that rest.

God Bless your study