Category: .h Time of Trouble

Tuesday September 24, 2013

“And when thou art converted.”

You will remember that, that’s what Jesus told Peter. But Peter had been with the Word all this time, about three years. Why is it that he was not converted? Apparently ten of the twelve were converted.

Daniel says, “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried.” Under the second angel’s message about 50,000 people came out of the fallen churches and waited on October 22, 1844 for Christ to come. He did not come. They were “purified, and made white, and tried,” and many of them failed the test. They left the faith. By some estimates there were only about fifty who remained faithful.

What is it in the heart of man that “I” would fail the test?

It’s amazing that Christ said this about Nathanael, “Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!” How could he say that about the man? Because he is God. God reads our hearts and knows who should be saved and who should not get the hidden words of God, the mystery of kingdom of God, Mark 4:11.

On this site we are following God’s instruction in Matthew.

There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. Matthew 10:26-27

You might get a lot of information, you might be witness to much, as was Simon in Acts 8, but, you might not be right with God. Remember that he reads every secret of your heart. All this might be the source of these words.

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. On this path the Advent people were traveling to the City, which was at the farther end of the path. 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. 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. 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! Others rashly denied the light behind them, and said that it was not God that had led them out so far. 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. 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. The Day-Star

The words in red communicate certain things without stating them explicitly. The word “they” indicates those who profess the truth. The path is the strait and narrow way to the City, and it should be remembered that it goes all the way to the City. The falling off the path is, of course, leaving the faith.

Here is the critical point, people are falling off the path, or, leaving the faith “until we heard the voice of God.” This hearing of God’s voice happens AT the deliverance of the saints, 1858 Great Controversy, page 205. Meaning that some, apparently, will be giving up the faith during the time of trouble such as never was, the time of Jacob’s trouble. It would appear that they were not sealed even though professing the faith and going through, or nearly through, the time of trouble. God, who knows all things, knows what none of the rest of the saints knows, that is, that this person is not right with him and should not be saved.

Like Peter, they know not themselves. They withstand some trials, some of the time of trouble such as never was, some hardships, but God reads their hearts, their inner secrets, and there is no more time for character formation. If this be so, doubtless they will not suffer much in the fires of the last day. We have so much to be grateful for that God is just and righteous altogether.

Be careful with God. This is not a game, not a social club, this is real.

God Bless your study

Monday July 22, 2013

We are living in the time of the third woe, under the sounding of the seventh trumpet. That this is conclusively proven should be without contest since Josiah Litch predicted the ending of the sixth trumpet on August 11, 1840, in 1838, two years before the event, by what was “purely a matter of calculation on the prophetic periods of Scripture.” The Seven Trumpets, by James White.

So what.?!

How could people take such a attitude!? I think this attitude is mostly limited to the US. Largely because we are and have been very protected almost from our beginning.

Woe equals trouble. I have 106 hits on the word in the KJV Bible, the only one you should be using, and the list of focus points is long!

Woe is called out against: Moab, the Philistines, the wicked, for living in Mesech or Kedar, me if I am alone when I fall, a land that has a child for a king, those that don’t hide their sin for they have rewarded evil unto themselves, those who try and buy up everything around themselves, them that rise up early to drink alcohol, them that seek after sin, those “that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!,” “them that are wise in their own eyes,” those mighty to drink, the unclean, those who pass unrighteous laws, the treacherous, the crown of pride, Ariel, “them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD,” the rebellious, “them that go down to Egypt for help,” those that deal treacherously, “him that striveth with his Maker!,” those that do not honor their parents, Jerusalem, “the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!,” Nebo, Babylon, the foolish prophets, churches that hunt souls, the bloody city, “the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves!” and not the flock, those “that desire the day of the LORD!,” “them that are at ease in Zion,” “them that devise iniquity,” “him that coveteth an evil covetousness,” “him that buildeth a town with blood,” “him that giveth his neighbour drink,” those who claim life for dumb idols, the Cherethites, “her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!,” “the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock!,” Chorazin, Bethsaida, “the world because of offences!,” the scribes and Pharisees, spiritually blind guides, the rich, the full, the laughers, “ you, when all men shall speak well of you!,” the lawyers, the one through whom offences come, ones who are called to preach the Word and don’t, those that “have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core;” then three woes to the earth “by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!,” and finally, “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

War is part and parcel of most all human experience, simply because Satan’s agents are taking action against God’s people and have Satan’s thirst for power of control over others.

Back to that non-authenticated manuscript and a paragraph I found there.

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. Manuscript 5, 1851.

There are a great many people who watch in awe that the US has not erupted into Civil War II, yet! Certainly the four angels are holding the four winds that peace shall prevail until the work is done. That said, we must of necessity be very close to the end of probation.

The woe pronounced upon the wicked is about to be fulfilled in full, unmixed with mercy.

The fact that these prophecies have been fulfilled is proof of the nearness of the second coming. There is not much time left to perfect your character. Get Ready!

God Bless your study

Wednesday June 12.2, 2013

The recent revelations about the .gov’s spying on everyone, through whistleblower Edward Snowden, are proof that those who laugh at the “tinfoil hat” crowd are wrong. The “conspiracy theory” crowd are publicly justified as conspiracy facts are piled upon more such facts.

I just had a Google/.gov event this morning June 12, 2013, my personal email account was disabled and I was forced to use my personal phone number to get a passcode by text. This allowed them to create a positive ID to my phone and sort out some recent changes in my habits.

It is my settled opinion that the actions of Edward Snowden, and others,
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-12/ex-nsa-leakers-advice-snowden-always-check-your-six
are in fact God at work, using whosoever he will, as represented to us in the four angels holding the four winds, to hold the Satanic powers of evil in check… until… it’s time, the Loud Cry has sounded and man’s last hour has been spent… and the cases of all are decided for eternity.

We must remember the words of warning God delivered to us on November 18, 1848 at the mouth of his prophet Ellen.

It’s on the increase [the time of trouble (not the time of trouble such as never was, click here to study this)],
http://sopvindicated.org/AuthorsBlog/category/bible-prophecy/time-of-trouble/
and will increase more and more; the trouble will never end until the earth is rid of the wicked.

There will be little backward steps taken by the .gov’s; we are steadily moving into the jaws of hell–the time of trouble such as never was, as a country.

Waco Texas, the Oklahoma City bombing, the twin towers of New York City all share a common conspiracy—the perpetrators locked down the crime-scene and destroyed the evidence. Most recently at the Sandy Hook shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing, the same exact woman was interviewed at each location, portrayed as a victim by the media.

Americans as a whole are brainwashed by the programing that comes through TV. If that is a problem in your life, you need to take drastic steps to secure your salvation. Get rid of your TV, if you have one. Most people who follow this blog or site do not allow Satan that kind of access to their minds.

The programing coming from the TV prevents people from securing a proper perception of reality. This is the reason millions believe the lies of the .gov’s in America.

There is no digital privacy any more.

Assertions of protecting your privacy by the various companies are a joke.

If you are going to do something that needs to be private, you are going to have to take extraordinary measures and keep your head about you. Remember, the other side literally has unlimited resources. Don’t be stupid about what you do. As Jim Rohn says, “casualness leads to casualties.”

We are in the business of doing the Lord’s work. Time is short. What we do not do must be left undone for eternity. The angels will not do our work. In the counterfeit SOP reality is twisted to deceive and keep you off the strait and narrow path—THE only path to the City, God’s appointed way and there is no other.

God Bless your Life

Wednesday June 12.2, 2013

The recent revelations about the .gov’s spying on everyone, through whistleblower Edward Snowden, are proof that those who laugh at the “tinfoil hat” crowd are wrong. The “conspiracy theory” crowd are publicly justified as conspiracy facts are piled upon more such facts.

I just had a Google/.gov event this morning June 12, 2013, my personal email account was disabled and I was forced to use my personal phone number to get a passcode by text. This allowed them to create a positive ID to my phone and sort out some recent changes in my habits.

It is my settled opinion that the actions of Edward Snowden, and others,
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-12/ex-nsa-leakers-advice-snowden-always-check-your-six
are in fact God at work, using whosoever he will, as represented to us in the four angels holding the four winds, to hold the Satanic powers of evil in check… until… it’s time, the Loud Cry has sounded and man’s last hour has been spent… and the cases of all are decided for eternity.

We must remember the words of warning God delivered to us on November 18, 1848 at the mouth of his prophet Ellen.  It’s on the increase [the time of trouble (not the time of trouble such as never was, click here to study this)], and will increase more and more; the trouble will never end until the earth is rid of the wicked.

There will be little backward steps taken by the .gov’s; we are steadily moving into the jaws of hell–the time of trouble such as never was, as a country.

Waco Texas, the Oklahoma City bombing, the twin towers of New York City all share a common conspiracy—the perpetrators locked down the crime-scene and destroyed the evidence. Most recently at the Sandy Hook shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing, the same exact woman was interviewed at each location, portrayed as a victim by the media.

Americans as a whole are brainwashed by the programing that comes through TV. If that is a problem in your life, you need to take drastic steps to secure your salvation. Get rid of your TV, if you have one. Most people who follow this blog or site do not allow Satan that kind of access to their minds.

The programing coming from the TV prevents people from securing a proper perception of reality. This is the reason millions believe the lies of the .gov’s in America.

There is no digital privacy any more.

Assertions of protecting your privacy by the various companies are a joke.

If you are going to do something that needs to be private, you are going to have to take extraordinary measures and keep your head about you. Remember, the other side literally has unlimited resources. Don’t be stupid about what you do. As Jim Rohn says, “casualness leads to casualties.”

We are in the business of doing the Lord’s work. Time is short. What we do not do, must be left undone… for eternity. The angels will not do our work. In the counterfeit SOP reality is twisted to deceive and keep you off the strait and narrow path—THE only path to the City, God’s appointed way and there is no other.

God Bless your Life

Wednesday June 12, 2013

In the second part of The Day-Star is a very interesting writing of Satan’s work of deception. We have visited this passage often in the past and today there is an important point of light that has come which we will look at.

We have just done some posts on the subject of perfection. In particular note this post, for Friday June 7th, for a quick review. This man, SDA Pastor Gifford Rhamie is teaching “in the Hebrew concept of perfection, there is no understanding of flawlessness, or sinlessness” “however we understand the word perfect today we have injected this notion of flawlessness and sinlessness.”

This man is simply parroting what he learned in seminary, which was from counterfeited Greek and Hebrew documents, which is wrong. Thus the importance of the KJV Bible.

This concept of perfection is critical to understand, especially with regard to our duty since October 22, 1844. That date began the great anti-typical Day of Atonement. Let’s review The Day-Star.

I saw a throne, and on it sat the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. I gazed on Jesus’ countenance and admired his lovely person. The Fathers person I could not behold for a cloud of glorious light covered him. I asked Jesus if his Father had a form like himself; He said he had, but I could not behold it; for, said he, if you should for once see the glory of his person, you would cease to exist.
Before the throne was the Advent people, the Church, and the world. [Notice there are three groups, not two] I saw a company bowed down before the throne, deeply interested while most of them stood up disinterested and careless. Those who were bowed before the throne would offer up their prayers and look to Jesus, then he would look to his Father and appeared to be pleading with him.
Then a light came from the Father to his Son and from him to the praying company. Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from the Father to the Son and from the Son it waved over the people before the throne. But few would receive this great light. Many came out from under it and immediately resisted it. Others were careless and did not cherish the light and it moved off from them. Some cherished it and went and bowed down before the throne with the little praying company. This company all received the light, and rejoiced in it as their countenances shone with its glory.

This light appears to be the first and second angel’s messages. It’s a bit condensed in this vision.

Then I saw the Father rise from the throne and in a flaming chariot go into the Holy of Holies within the vail, and did sit.

This means that the Father was in the Holy place with Christ. On October 22, 1844 the Father went into the Most Holy before Christ did.

There I saw thrones which I had not seen before. Then Jesus rose up from the throne, and most of those who were bowed down rose up with him. And I did not see one ray of light pass from Jesus to the careless multitude after he rose up, and they were left in perfect darkness.

This is true of all the Protestant churches. They have absolutely no understanding of the Sanctuary message at all. They have no knowledge of where Christ is now.

Those who rose up when Jesus did [the Advent people], kept their eyes fixed on him as he left the throne, and led them out a little way, then he raised his right arm and we heard his lovely voice saying, wait ye, I am going to my Father to receive the Kingdom. Keep your garments spotless and in a little while I will return from the wedding, and receive you to myself.
And I saw a cloudy chariot with wheels like flaming fire. Angels were all about the chariot as it came where Jesus was; he stepped into it and was borne to the Holiest where the Father sat. Then I beheld Jesus as he was before the Father a great High Priest. On the hem of his garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate. Then Jesus shewed me the difference between faith and feeling.

Now that we have the proper background, we move on to the critical point of this study.

And I saw those who rose up with Jesus send up their faith to Jesus in the Holiest, and praying, Father give us thy spirit. Then Jesus would breathe on them the Holy Ghost. In the breath was light, power and much love, joy and peace.
Then I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne [in the Holy place]. They did not know that Jesus had left it. Satan appeared to be by the throne trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne and pray, My Father give us thy spirit. Then Satan would breathe on them an unholy influence. In it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy and peace. Satan’s object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God’s children.

This work of God, that Satan is trying to carry on, is the forgiveness of sins. We have talked about this before in an oblique manner by discussing the role of psychiatrists and psychologists as functional high priests of Satan’s, who labor to assuage guilt and provide a counterfeit peace through counseling, or, that failing, chemicals; affectionately called “meds” by many.

I saw one after another leave the company who were praying to Jesus in the Holiest, go and join those before the throne and they at once received the unholy influence of Satan.

This vision that God gave to the church was for it’s warning to the very end. It was not just for the 1800’s. Here we see that Satan is successful at deceiving many of the Advent people. This is one of the reasons why the Sanctuary message is not taught in church today.

More tomorrow.

God Bless your Study

Friday April 12, 2013

While we are on the topic… I was led to another one, another lie about the close of probation.

“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: The time of trouble has already begun. We hear continually of riots and accidents, of murders and robberies. Human life is no longer safe unless under the protection of God. God’s servants must not be surprised that they meet with great difficulties and persecution at this time. In His day, the world’s Redeemer, the Son of God, was shamefully treated by the people He came to bless. He had to go from city to city to ensure His safety, and this persecution followed Him until His work on earth was accomplished. [21MR101.05] p. 77, Para. 8, [1907MS ].

This was republished on the White Estate CD, with the sentence before the quote changed to something different. Here is the reference: {21MR 101.5}

There you have it! And just to review and confirm, there are two “time of trouble”(s). These are adequately distinguished by the full name, not the shortened. From The Day-Star, second part, we read, “And I saw the time of trouble, such as never was, —Jesus told me it was the time of Jacob’s trouble,…” This is the time of trouble that starts after the close of probation.

The other time of trouble, the one which precedes the time of Jacob’s trouble, God told us November 18, 1848, that it had started. A Sealing Message, by Joseph Bates, 1849. This can be further confirmed by reading Christian Experience and Views, page 17, in combination with it’s  Supplement, page 3.

Yesterday’s item got sent out to someone who is known to be a supporter of the sophistry (SOP–his–try) of the enemy. In order to get around the obvious, they claimed that Ellen was in vision and speaking in present tense. Not true.

The sentence has two parts, separated by a comma.

 Let all read and understand the prophecies of this book, for we are now entering upon the time of trouble spoken of: (Dan. 12:1-4, quoted.)

The word for looks like a conjunction to me, as it connects the two parts. I’m going to call the first part instructive, or an exhortation; and does the writer suddenly go into vision? I think not! It is purely informational, a fact stated –albeit wrongly!!! which makes it the lie that it is!

Be careful, prove all things.

God Bless your study

Thursday April 11, 2013

Today we have another one for the List of Lies. It comes to us from a manuscript release. Which is an interesting thing of itself. Why has the church withheld these things for so long? All persons involved have long since died. What is the holdup?

I’ll tell you why, in part. It’s because there is too much of this sort of thing, contradiction after contradiction. It’s a little hard to deal with for them.

Back to today. Here is the quotation. Note that there are two references for it.

Scenes similar to those described in these words will take place. We see evidence that Satan is fast obtaining the control of human minds who have not the fear of God before them. Let all read and understand the prophecies of this book, for we are now entering upon the time of trouble spoken of: (Dan. 12:1-4, quoted.) [13MR394.02] p. 84, Para. 8, [1904MS ]. & [Unpublished Manuscripts, Volume 1 p. 137 para. 1] p. 569, Para. 3, [1904MS ].

I am not sure you guys understand what you are reading. The text attached to this quote is Daniel 12:1-4. Let’s take a look at it.

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

    And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.  Daniel 12:2

    And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.  Daniel 12:3

    But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.  Daniel 12:4

Now go back and read the quotation. This is amazing to me!!! If ever the church should suppress something, I would think this would be in the top 40. That stupid quotation is saying that probation HAS closed, that’s what it’s saying!

I say now! people who try to defend the counterfeit sure got their work cut out!!!

I sit at my desk and try to remain calm. Really, I want to go to some GC meeting and start yelling at them. You know, work off some steam! I grew up in that church, fifty years I spent in the darkness of it’s shadow. I PRAISE GOD!!!! for the light of day!!!

Some people do not care. Well, this message is not for them. This message is for the poor, hungry, scattered sheep. All the honest in heart will be rescued. Just like Rahab, God will do anything to make sure every precious soul is gathered up.

Remember William Miller’s dream? ALL the precious jewels are gathered by Christ. “Although some of the diamonds were not bigger than the point of a pin.” And that, folks, is small!!!

God is looking at eternity. Every soul is precious. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” John 3:16.  Does that mean anything to you? It means all to me. All.

We have a hope and a sure word of truth, a pure light, the light of day. God has created this light just as he created you and me. It’s purity can not be measured by the world. Pure, clean, free for the asking, to whosoever will! Come! Come, for all things are ready! Choose the right! Anchor to this truth, this Rock, he will never fail!

God Bless your study

Wednesday March 27, 2013

Someone sent me some information on the Desire of Ages. I had not seen nor heard of this before. I’ll put some excerpts up so we can look at them.

In 1982, Dr. Fred Veltman, then chairman of the religion department of Pacific Union College, was asked by the Seventh-day Adventist church to analyze the charges of plagiarism brought by Walter Rea and others against Ellen White. Dr. Veltman spent eight years at church expense estimated at $450,000, studying The Desire of Ages. His research was printed in the Adventist church’s official magazine for clergy, named Ministry. By Fred Veltman (Ministry, October 1990)

It’s very interesting to me that the church would spend that kind of money on this book. Evidently Walter Rea was doing more damage to the church than I was aware. Apparently Fred did a good job. We now have some further admissions by the church, officially.

Fred does an excellent job of relating his research for the reader. I highly recommend the article. He creates fourteen summary statements to answer fourteen corresponding questions that cover the bulk of his work.  I selected the one I thought most significant.

1. Do we have any original (hand-written) manuscripts of Ellen White on the DA text?

 No chapters have been located in either handwritten or copy form. Several sentences from three chapters have been found in Ellen White’s diaries, and significant portions of three additional chapters were developed from manuscripts dating from 1897. Handwritten and copied texts exist for portions of the pre-DA text, treating the content of 10 of the 15 chapters. [He really narrowed the research to 15 chapters.]

What I see here is an admission that Arthur White was correct when he identified who actually did the work for DA. This is found in The Australian Years, page 385.

As the materials were assembled and arranged into chapters, careful attention had to be given to the sequence of the events in the Saviour’s life. To what extent and in what detail visions provided the sequence in ministry and miracles in Christ’s life and work is not known. It is known that a decade earlier she made a significant request: “Tell Mary to find me some histories of the Bible that would give me the order of events.”-Letter 38, 1885. The Gospel writers in their accounts did not help much in the point of sequence. In the absence of direct instruction from Ellen White, or clues in the materials themselves, Miss Davis consulted carefully prepared harmonies of the Gospels, and as the work progressed made considerable use of S. J. Andrews’ Life of Our Lord Upon the Earth, which as noted on the title page took into account “Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Relations.” {4BIO 384.5}
 As the work was thought to be nearing completion in 1896, Marian, working on the three general introductory chapters, “`God With Us,'” “The Chosen People,” and “`The Fullness of the Time,'” sought the counsel of Herbert Lacey of the Avondale school on the arrangement of paragraphs. He was a rather youthful graduate of the classical course offered at Battle Creek College. He made some helpful suggestions in the matter of the sequence of the thoughts presented, which, when it became known, gave birth in later years, when he was known as a seasoned college Bible teacher, to rumors that Lacey had a prominent role in authoring the book. In both oral and written statements he flatly denied such a role (DF 508, H. C. Lacey to S. Kaplan, July 24, 1936). {4BIO 385.1}

Now the source of the errors should become more apparent as the work of man, not God. God would not have his prophet state that Christ is in the Holy Place, instead of the Most Holy. See page 568, original paging, count up from the bottom of the page ten lines, start reading, carefully, right there.

You decide. You be the judge.

God Bless your Study

Friday March 22, 2013

PWWT, the acronym for the patient, waiting, watching, time. I used to think it was a time where nothing was happening, just a character forming time, but that was it. Think back to yesterday’s post. God has made it a testing time, a special testing time.

It’s like when Christ was on earth, Mark 4:10 – 12.

And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

You don’t get light to see unless you do something extra to get it. Your ability to understand the truth is attitude dependant. If you come in the sin of pride, that idol of self will drive away the Holy Ghost and you will receive instruction from another spirit, and go your own way and think you are right, when you are wrong.

That’s one test. Another test is working for God as his servant. Everyone should be aware that the work you fail to do will not be done by the angels. We have written about this four other times, here, here, here, and here.

People are being spiritually slaughtered every day. In this battle the cry of “MEDIC!!!” is heard resounding across the field. Satan’s arrows find their mark in ones who cherish sin. But in the bigger picture, there are massive movements by Satan’s forces. They are preparing for the final battle and know it not.

We are actually speaking about the final battle before probation closes. The truly final battle is after the third coming and is a no-contest battle for Christ has already won.

This final battle will involve all the Protestant churches of America. All those good, conservative people who are deceived into thinking Sunday is God’s Sabbath. This group is figured and called Babylon by God’s word.

Think now about what you know about earth’s final days, literally. Sunday is made a test, the loud cry is God’s response, all the honest in heart leave Babylon, probation closes, the time of trouble such as never was begins, the saints are delivered by the voice of the Father, Christ comes. Now look at these verses.

    Put yourselves in array against Babylon [see above] round about: all ye that bend the bow [use God’s word correctly], shoot at her, spare no arrows [God’s words]: for she hath sinned against the LORD.  Jeremiah 50:14

    Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.  Jeremiah 50:15

    Cut off the sower [the one planting bad seed] from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle [Satan’s agents keeping people in the church] in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword [God’s word] they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.  Jeremiah 50:16

We believe these verses to be a description of part of this battle that is on-going through the patient, waiting, watching, time. Just on the surface, it takes time for these things to happen, and there is little to no time for this during the final events.

The second verse starts with a phrase that sounds like the loud cry. When you overlay the figure of the battle of Jericho on this verse, you get a rich match. So it’s application to the loud cry could be a fit.

The first and the third verses take more time, or so it seems at this point of our study. And there are many other texts that similarly appear to be pointing at the patient, waiting, watching, time for a fulfillment.

Viewed from a spiritual perspective it becomes much easier to apply these texts to our current day. Notice the flood of evil in it’s many forms. It covers the land! Out of this caldron of sin God is separating a people. He is leading them to stand separate from the world, sin, and sinners. They can only stand in his strength.

Satan has thousands of delusions. Some go for this, some go for that, it matters not what it is. Satan is happy to have people going to church, thinking they are all right, when they are all wrong.

Spiritually the massacre is subtle. Pride, love of the world, anything that comes between you and your preparation for Heaven and the spiritual murder of that soul is complete. The battle rages… spiritually…, remember yesterday’s post, God allows voices of instruction to fall silent. His angels are recording the names of those who are going around asking about those silent voices. “Hey, I’ve heard about an old testimony that says how God’s people are to dress. Do you know about that?” they ask.

I always used to search out the old ones, the old men and women and seemed willing to teach something. The ones that looked like maybe they had something to teach. The ones that could give a coherent answer to a question, and were not afraid to tell you when they did not know.

It’s battle time.

God Bless your Study

Wednesday March 13, 2013

There is a little more we need to look at from this section of the 1851 Christian Experience and Views. This is a section of much repetition. God is driving home a point. Because it is couched in the context of the time of trouble such as never was, the time of Jacob’s trouble, it is considered to be some special preparation, different from the preparation of Christians through the ages, all the way back to Adam. Let’s look at it.

    I also saw that many did not realize what they must be in order to live in the sight of the Lord, without a High Priest in the Sanctuary, through the time of trouble.

This sentence positively identifies the time period talked about. It is the close of man’s probation.

Those who receive the seal of the living God, and are protected in the time of trouble, must reflect the image of Jesus fully. p. 58, [CEV].

Here is a couple of good questions. What is different about the 144,000 from those who are resurrected when Christ’s silver trumpet sounds? Will not the great multitude that no man can number be living in the sight of a holy God without an intercessor?

I saw that many were neglecting the preparation so needful, and were looking to the time of the “refreshing” and “latter rain” to fit them to stand in the day of the Lord, and to live in his sight. O, how many I saw in the time of trouble without a shelter! They had neglected the needful preparation, therefore they could not receive the refreshing that all must have to fit them to live in the sight of a holy God.

Only those living under the third angel’s message are tempted on this point. Usually it is because they have a wrong understanding of the time.

 Those who refuse to be hewed by the prophets, and do not purify their souls in obeying the whole truth, and are willing to believe that their condition is far better than it really is, will come up to the time of the falling of the plagues, and then see that they needed to be hewed and squared for the building.

The hewing by the prophets spoken of at this point includes Ellen. Many reject this idea. They do not like the voice of reproof and rebuke they see in the Spirit of Prophecy, so they embrace the lies of Satan about the definition of inspiration. These lies are more pleasing to world loving heart and gives them an excuse to use the Bible only.

But there will be no time then to do it; and no Mediator to plead their cause before the Father. Before this time, the awfully solemn declaration has gone forth, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” I saw that none could share the “refreshing,” unless they obtain the victory over every besetment, all pride, selfishness, love of the world, and over every wrong word and action.

Here we see that voice of reproof and rebuke. Gaining “the victory over every besetment, all pride, selfishness, love of the world, and over every wrong word and action” is something required of all God’s people in every age.

Can you really imagine a heaven full of people who have not gained this victory? Or, does Christ’s righteousness somehow step in to prevent such ones, in Heaven, from being prideful, selfish, trying to chisel gold off your home, having a temper tantrum? Are not these characteristics called “unholy?” I’m sure you get the picture.

    We should, therefore, be drawing nearer and nearer to the Lord, and be earnestly seeking that preparation necessary to enable us to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord.

I think this sentence is about the patient, waiting, watching, time. Any battle after the close of probation is the time of Jacob’s trouble, it is entirely personal.

Let all remember that God is holy, and none but holy beings can ever dwell in his presence. p. 58, [CEV].

This sentence is the capstone. It encompasses the entire hosts of the redeemed. Much like Matthew 24 is a mix of Christ’s answer to two questions, I see this passage pointing to the preparation of all Christians for Heaven, and the preparation of those living in the time of the end.

Lest we forget, here are a few texts about the great multitude that no man can number.

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, Jude 1:14 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Genesis 5:24

Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:9

the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. Genesis 17:1

   Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 18:13

Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Job 8:20

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48

To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, Revelation 2:7

God Bless your study