Category: Christ Our Righteousness

Thursday September 26, 2013

Amazing things are said in the Bible and in the authentic Spirit of Prophecy. Sometimes we need to slow down and really absorb what the individual words are saying. Perhaps the subject passage we have today is such a one. This comes to us from Original Testimony (that is the “OT” at the end of the reference) No. 25.

“Now if any man have not the spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” This is close language. Who can stand the test? The word of God is to us a daguerreotype [This word was the name used for photograph in those days.] of the mind of God and of Christ, also of man fallen, and man renewed after the image of Christ, possessing the divine mind.

The last sentence above states an amazing fact. We have been steadily examining the ideas surrounding the word word. Now we find God’s instruction plainly stating that the Bible is to us a picture “of the mind of God and of Christ!” Then it goes on to state it is a picture “of man fallen and man renewed after the image of Christ, possessing the divine mind.”

This last phrase “possessing the divine mind” tells us that “man renewed after the image of Christ” is a man who has the Word(s) of the Bible in his mind, by choice, willingly, cherishing the words of Spirit and Life, seeking how to apply those words to his own actions, that…, (look below at this next two sentences.)

We may compare our thoughts, feelings, and intentions, with the picture of Christ. We have no relationship with him unless we are willing to work the works of Christ. p. 118, Para. 1, [25OT].

…we might “work the works of Christ.” Since thought is parent to act it is imperative that we change our thoughts. We change our thoughts by the law of indirect action. We leave the undesirable thoughts as they are, unchanged, and take other, new, more desirable thoughts, and focus our mind on them. This is where God’s word comes in. We become children of the Word, living, breathing, eating, these words from God’s table, the Bible, which words are Spirit! and Life! John 6:63, and are, in fact, (spiritually, not physically) the flesh and blood of Christ! John 6:47-58.

We have all heard the saying, “You are what you eat!” And so it is! If you eat the flesh of Christ, which is the words of the Bible, and drink his blood, which is the words of the Bible, you will be “renewed after the image of Christ!” This eating of Christ’s flesh, the Word, and drinking of his blood, the Word, at God’s table, must be done with Faith and a heart to do the works. Christ’s righteousness does not do the works man can do.

Christ came to do his Father’s will. Are we following in his steps? All who have named the name of Christ should be constantly seeking for a more intimate acquaintance with him, that they may walk even as he walked, and do the works of Christ. We should appropriate the lessons of his life to our lives. “Christ gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people zealous of good works. Hereby perceive we the love of God; because he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” Here is the work of self-denial which we must enter upon with cheerfulness, in imitation of the example of our Redeemer. The Christian’s life must be one of conflict and of sacrifice. The path of duty should be followed; not the path of inclination and of choice. p. 119, Para. 1, [25OT].

Jesus said he only spoke words that the Father gave him, John 14:24. And now these follow.

I am come a light [Psalms 119:105] into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. John 12:46-50

Oh! Beautiful! Harmony! I praise God that he, and not Ellen, is the true author of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy! She was called the weakest of the weak and that included her mental ability. Un-learned but humble in God’s sight. Willing to follow the path of duty. Someone God could use. She did not possess in herself the ability to create this harmony between the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. Only God could do such!

God Bless your Study

Sunday June 30, 2013

Another something came across my desk the other day.

(I once asked my mom why it was that she used the phrase “the other day” when it was weeks ago that something happened. She told me, “Son, it’s just a phrase, it doesn’t mean a specific time or day.” Then I understood. It’s called education.)

This time it comes from D. S. Farris. He wrote something titled PROPHETIC TOOL CHEST. I know nothing of the man and it is entirely possible that he is using a pen name. Nevertheless, I have my suspicions about the true purpose of his presence.

The reason for my suspicions is because of some of his comments in this work. In the last chapter, twelve, page 8, second paragraph, he makes the case for the sixth trumpet ending in 1844.

This is wholly wrong. We have plenty of evidence written by the true pioneers of exactly when the sixth trumpet ended. August 11, 1840. So this man has got himself a private interpretation of prophecy.

In the same chapter, page 24, the bottom paragraph, we find him now with the whole rest of Adventism, claiming that perfection is not available to man. Here are his exact words.

The issue is not whether or not we become perfect; the issue is our attitude about sin.

This is also wholly wrong. It is the lie of Satan. This is a part of the strong delusion that sweeps millions into the fires of hell. The reliance on the counterfeit SOP will kill your chance of Heaven. It is full of the lies of Satan. It teaches people the arts of vacillation and talking with forked tongue, commonly known as “out of both sides of the mouth.”

This lifetime is mans second chance. This lifetime is my opportunity to perfect a character fit to be blessed with eternal life. If I fail in this before my death, I will not be given eternal life. Perfection of character is paramount! It can only be accomplished in the strength of God. I must abide in the vine, drawing life from that vine just as a graft grows. Yet I must also resist the devil even to the point of death, just as the three Hebrews did before the furnace.

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

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

Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day. 1 Kings 8:61

But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the LORD all his days. 1 Kings 15:14

Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy. 1 Chronicles 29:9

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. Job 1:1

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

Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. Matthew 19:21

We are admonished to be perfect—because it is where we must be to be saved. Now after all that, let’s not forget the righteousness of Christ, correctly stated here.

God Bless your Study

Sabbath March 9, 2013

Notice the opening sentence.

  A view given me September 7th.
At Oswego, (N.Y.), the Lord shewed me that there must be a great work done for his people before they could stand

in the battle

in the day of the Lord.

What is “the battle in the day of the Lord?”

This has to be a part of what is happening in this patient, waiting, watching, time.

I used to think this time was void of anything really major happening. WRONG!

People are born every day and die every day, physically, literally. What about spiritually?

It’s been 168 years since October 22, 1844. It’s been more than 100 years since my life started.

People must become a true Christian AND perfect a character fit for Heaven AND be sealed during their lifetime, or they will be excluded from Heaven. This is so because there is no continuation of probation after your life ends.

There is no resurrection of partial Christians before the close of probation so they can finish perfecting their character. All that must happen during their lifetime.

I am required to confess all my sins to God so that they can be forgiven and blotted out before the close of probation. This is a requirement of the anti-typical Day of Atonement. Fail here and you will be leaving unconfessed sins on the books of Heaven. This = death.

I suggest you study Christ’s righteousness from the authentic Spirit of Prophecy and a KJV Bible. Eat good bread, not a moldy mess!!!

   I was pointed to those who claim to be Adventists, but reject the present truth, and saw that they were crumbling, and that the hand of the Lord was in their midst to divide and scatter them now in the gathering time,

Even though this was published in 1851, it is every wit applicable to our day. Notice the words of God. “Those who claim to be Adventists.” Not only does the GCSDA church claim the title, they have taken legal possession of the name, trying to secure it to themselves.

“But reject present truth.” Remember The Day-Star? Remember that strait and narrow path? Remember the light of the Midnight Cry? which shines, the text says “shone,” which still means to teach, “all along the path.” This means all the way to the city.

Because the SDA church has rejected this teaching light, they are off the path. They are arguing over things that God made perfectly plain to the true pioneers of this faith. They will not be taught, they will not learn, in their pride of worldly wisdom they go to man to teach them about God! These teachers are Satan’s agents and they know it not.

So it is that they are crumbling and God is in their midst dividing and scattering; even now in the gathering time!!!

    so that the precious jewels among them, that have formerly been deceived, may have their eyes opened to see their true state. And now when the truth is presented to them by the Lord’s messengers, they will be prepared to listen, and see its beauty and harmony, and leave their former associates, and errors, and embrace the precious truth, and stand where they can define their position. p. 57, [CEV].

Want a call out? It doesn’t get any better than this! Grab your KJV Bible, load up e-Sword, download for free a set of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy, get serious about your own future with your Creator and Maker, let the sun shine on you, walk in the light of the moon, bathe in rivers of butter and honey, listen not to the wave’s roar, have his rod and staff comfort you, receive peace, accept mercy, embrace grace, live in love, enjoy joy, be of those that receive him and take the power he offers to become… the sons of God.

May God Richly Bless your study

Tuesday January 22, 2013

Here is a very good passage on the righteousness of Christ.

    The believing Jews looked for him to free them from the yoke of bondage and reinstate them in their ancient glory. But in his sermon on the mount Christ disappointed their hopes of earthly glory. He opened his discourse by stating the principles that should govern his kingdom of divine grace, as contained in the several beatitudes. p. 204, Para. 1, [2SP ].

     “Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” The poor in spirit are those who claim no personal merit, and boast of no virtue in themselves. Realizing their utter helplessness, and deeply convicted of sin, they put no faith in mere outward ceremonies, but cast themselves upon Jesus who is all-righteous and all-compassionate. The Christian can only rise through humility. The proud heart strives in vain to earn salvation by good works; for though one cannot be saved without good works, yet these alone will not suffice to win eternal life. After he has done all he can, Christ must impute to him his own righteousness. p. 204, Para. 2, [2SP ].

     In Christ, God has bestowed Heaven’s best gift to redeem man, and, as the gift is full and infinite, so is saving grace boundless and all-sufficient. This saying of Christ struck at the very root of the self-righteousness of the Pharisees, who felt themselves already rich in spiritual knowledge, and did not realize their need to learn more. Such characters could have no part in the kingdom of Christ. p. 205, Para. 1, [2SP ].

After having read the above passage, I challenge anyone to show me where the 1888 message of Jones and Waggoner differs.

I say, everything about Christ’s righteousness that the saints need to know was already extant before the death of James; Jones and Waggoner brought nothing to the table that was not already available.

The authentic Spirit of Prophecy with the KJV Bible contain everything the saints need to be found faithful, perfect, reflecting Christ’s image and saved at last.

God Bless your study

Sabbath December 1, 2012

I am not a big fan of long hair on my head. Years ago I had a full beard and long hair. Now it’s short and easy to manage. We know that God cares for us all, to the point that even the hairs on our head are numbered. But today, we are going to discover the real meaning of this verse.

    But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Matthew 10:30

Using the Bible as it’s own dictionary, we find that like many items, hair can be both good and bad. But first we will look at being numbered.

and that which is wanting cannot be numbered. Ecclesiastes 1:15

and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Acts 1:26

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:4

Being numbered can only happen if you are “wanting nothing,” and therefore, “perfect and entire.” It is only now, in the last days, that the saints are numbered. And we say, “numbered and sealed.”

Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.  Isaiah 53:12

And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.  Mark 15:28

Christ was numbered with sinners.

It appears we may have thought in error about hair.

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.  1 Corinthians 11:14,15

We think in this case that nature is bad, it is of this world. Christ has hair down to his shoulders. It is largely the world that thinks men should not have long hair, then, going to a woman, which represents the church, we find that hair is a covering. It is Christ’s righteous character that covers his people.

 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. Song of Solomon 4:1

And thou shalt make curtains of goats’ hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make. Exodus 26:7

So in some cases hair represents Christ’s righteousness. And you will remember too, that we are the tabernacle of the Holy Ghost.

And just to make a small addition to peg words.

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  Psalms 118:8

    It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.  Psalms 118:9

God Bless your Study

Wednesday August 22, 2012

Who is this woman? who would take such a place in God’s church!?
Matthew 15:22; Mark 7:25; Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 2, page 301, chapter titled, “Woman of Canaan.” (See this past Monday’s post)

Can it be that she is an example to the flock!
but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Philip. 2:3
It’s no wonder then, “That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.” Matthew 21:31

I praise God that a dear sister in the faith brought out another point of faith, found in that same parable, “Woman of Canaan.” Here are the important texts.

But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. Mark 7

In the first part Christ is pointing out that the saints (children) are served first. They are eating bread, which is the Word of God. Christ even says…..

 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, Matthew 7:6

But the woman is importuning him. She is taking her place, as stated by Christ. In a beautiful garment, reflecting Christ’s character, she humbly accepts the place offered, as a dog. She has a perfect faith in Christ. And so it is that she took the advise of Proverbs 25.

    Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men: For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen. Proverbs 25:6-7

And Christ commended her faith, and placed her story on record for all generations as an example of perfect faith; thus, having taken the low seat, she is brought “up hither” to a high seat.

She exemplified Christ’s humility. Identifying herself as a dog, she still continues to ask. What is it she’s got to have? Crumbs of the un-defiled Word of God. She is a good dog. In this parable the term “dog,” means, “lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

All this is to be contrasted with SDAs, in general, who come tromping in, running, jumping and hopping around the room, unruly children; the “dumb dogs” of Isaiah 56, even “greedy dogs” always out for gain; disrespectful of your pearls of truth, grabbing and tearing at the bread you put on the table. Unthankful, unholy, “Is this all you have?” is their cry of disdain.

They leave the place in a mess, and are off to the seminary. To them the bread you shared was foolishness. They left that holy table for the many seminary tables of Isaiah 28:8. Tables that are approved by the world; full of bread they like, night and day. But God says that those tables are full of vomit and filthiness!!!

We may be like dogs to them, but God feeds us with the bread of the pure truth of his Word, every one of which is pure. Proverbs 30:5

God Bless your study

Wednesday July 11, 2012

This is going to be a very good study. Day by day I am amazed and awed by the discoveries of truth that pour forth as I read the Bible with spiritual discernment. My comprehension is growing as my mind expands with use. Beauties unfold before my sight. Wonderment increases as I behold the glories of God revealed. Things I had read, some occasionally, some quite often, blossom forth in colors of pure truth, the depths not even close to being felt.

Song of Solomon is a rather curious book. Bursting at the seams with the glories of hidden treasures for God’s true church, perhaps even more so, for that last generation.

God says this about them.

    And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. Rev. 14:1-5

And this, found in the Song of Solomon.

 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. Song 1:3

Here is a paraphrase showing part of the treasure hidden within.

    Because of the savour {character, or, (Christ’s) righteousness by faith} of thy good ointments {anointing oil} thy name {hidden treasure} is as anointing oil poured forth {kindled = fire & anger = Loud Cry}, therefore do the 144,000 love thee.

Now we will look at the “how,” we arrived at the paraphrase.

And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the Lord: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the Lord. Exodus 29:18

Every single part of the Sanctuary in some way represented Christ. All the offerings were typical of Christ’s death on the cross. The act of making an offering, was an act of faith in the righteousness of Christ, which was in part, his character.

And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil. Exodus 30:25

A direct instruction that ointment = anointing oil.

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Cor. 5:4

“Name” is associated with “and my spirit, with the power” showing a direct correlation between the two. The “power of our Lord Jesus Christ” is the hidden treasure.

Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day. Jeremiah 44:6

The words “poured forth” point to “kindled,” which points to fire and anger, usually of God.

for a fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you. Jeremiah 15:14
I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I if it be already kindled? Luke 12:49

“Fire” is defined as God’s word, in this case we believe it points to the Loud Cry of God in “anger” of protest to the inhabitants of the world over the breach made in his law.

The 144,000 rejoice that God has bared his arm (another word study) in the giving of the Loud Cry, for they will no more be “sighing and crying” as Ezekiel 9 portrays.

You will miss out on that special blessing reserved just for you, if you depend on my study for your study. You must prove all things. Look up and read in your Bible, and prove, that what is said here, makes sense to you.

God Bless your Study

Tuesday June 5, 2012

Remember that we discussed that you must make an entire consecration to enter into the treasures of God’s Word.

The saints anxiously waited for their Lord with fasting, watching and almost constant prayer. Even some sinners looked forward to the time with terror, while the great mass seemed to be stirred against this message, and manifested the spirit of Satan. They mocked and scoffed, and everywhere was heard, No man knoweth the day and the hour. Evil angels exulted around them, urging them on to harden their hearts, and to reject every ray of light from heaven, that they might fasten them in the snare. Many professed to be looking for their Lord, who had neither part nor lot in the matter. The glory of God they had witnessed, the humility and deep devotion of the waiting ones, and the overwhelming weight of evidence, caused them to profess to receive the truth. But they were not converted. They were not ready. A spirit of solemn and earnest prayer was everywhere felt by the saints. A holy solemnity was resting upon them. Angels with the deepest interest had watched the result, and were elevating those who received the heavenly message, and were drawing them from earthly things to obtain large supplies from salvation’s fountain. God’s people were then accepted with him. Jesus looked upon them with pleasure. His image was reflected in them. They had made a full sacrifice, an entire consecration, and expected to be changed to immortality. But they were destined to be again sadly disappointed. The time to which they looked, expecting deliverance, passed. They were still upon the earth, and the effects of the curse never seemed more visible. They had placed their affections on heaven, and in sweet anticipation, had tasted immortal deliverance; but their hopes were not realized. p. 141, Para. 2, [1SG ].

A lack of entire consecration comes with a grave warning.

With some, the knowledge of their true state seems to be hidden from them. They see the truth, but perceive not its importance, or its claims. They hear the truth, but do not fully understand it, because they do not conform their lives to it, and therefore are not sanctified through obeying it. And yet they rest as unconcerned, and well satisfied, as though the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night, as tokens of God’s favor, went before them. They profess to know God, but in works deny him. They reckon themselves as his chosen, peculiar people, yet his presence and power to save to the uttermost are seldom manifested among them. How great is the darkness of such! yet they know it not. The light shines, but they do not comprehend it. No stronger delusion can deceive the human mind, than that which makes them believe that they are right, and that God accepts their works, when they are sinning against him. They mistake the form of godliness for the spirit and power thereof. They suppose that they are rich, and have need of nothing, when they are poor, wretched, blind, and naked, and need all things. p. 148, Para. 3, [10OT].

Your study will get you information, but information will not save you. Christ alone is the way.

His righteousness covers confessed and forsaken sin only.

 To him that overcometh… even as I also overcame… Revelation 3:21

I never used to think of Christ as having overcome. We are to follow his example.

God Bless your Study

Wednesday May 9, 2012

You are invited for a conference call meeting, May 12, 2012, 10:30 am, West Coast, USA, time. We will be learning from a man who I believe has been gifted by God to learn and teach William Miller’s 14 rules of interpretation of the Bible. In other words, Bible words, spiritually discerned.

The title of the talk is, “How to study a word in scripture using the Bible.” We will be using “Butter” as our first word. The plan is to open with a short presentation and open for Q &A. The meeting will be recorded and after the meeting you will be able to download an MP3 file for your use.

NOTE: You are welcome to attend, by invitation only. In this setting, this is your invitation. You must RSVP with an email to me, to get the phone number. You are also granted permission to invite others to this call and in so doing you are responsible to give them the phone number. They in their turn may do likewise. However, please do not post the phone number for the public, it is by invitation only.

The first time I talked with this man it was four hours on the phone. The second time, it was nine hours. I felt like I had hit a gold mine and all I had to do was just grab and go. This is all about the Bible, not the Spirit of Prophecy. We will be integrating this into this site moving forward.

This invitation is a first step and the second step is a word study site that will be released after the meeting. I will also be posting William Miller’s rules of interpretation for your use.

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Look once again at the great sacrifice made for our salvation. Only this time, I want to remind you of something very real.

The scene of Christ’s sufferings was to be a fiery ordeal to his disciples, and hence the necessity of watchfulness and prayer. Their faith needed to be sustained by an unseen strength, as they should experience the triumph of the powers of darkness. p. 8, Para. 1, [17OT].

We can have but faint conceptions of the inexpressible anguish of God’s dear Son in Gethsemane, as he realized the separation from his Father in consequence of bearing man’s sin. He became sin for the fallen race. The sense of the withdrawal of his Father’s love pressed from his anguished soul these words: “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.” “If it be possible, let this cup pass from me.” Then with entire submission to his Father’s will, he adds, “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.” p. 8, Para. 2, [17OT].

The divine Son of God was fainting, dying. The Father sent a messenger from his presence to strengthen the divine Sufferer, and brace him to tread his blood-stained path. Could mortals view the amazement and the sorrow of the angelic host as they watched in silent grief the Father separating his beams of light, love, and glory, from the beloved Son of his bosom, they would better understand how offensive is sin in his sight. p. 9, Para. 1, [17OT].

The sword of justice was now to awake against his dear Son. He was betrayed by a kiss into the hands of his enemies, and hurried to the judgment hall of an earthly court, there to be derided, and condemned to death, by sinful mortals. There the glorious Son of God was “wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities.” He bore insult, mockery, and shameful abuse, until his “visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men.” p. 9, Para. 2, [17OT].

Think again about the facts. If Christ paid the price for my sin, what was that price? If I were to pay that price, it would mean eternal death. Isaac was prepared to pay the price of obedience to the voice of God. He was going to allow his father to kill him, not knowing what was beyond, but trusting in God.

Christ paid the price for my sin,… which is eternal death, to whatever he was before his death. The Father’s sword of justice awoke against his dear Son,… and killed him, to pay that eternal price. But with Christ, there was no stay, as there was with Isaac. A lamb was provided to take his place. No lamb was provided to take Christ’s place.

Because Christ died, eternally to whatever he was before, the Testament, or, Covenant, or, Will  was enacted. Therefore, we, as Christ’s brethren, become heirs, with him. Yea, the Father paid the price that Abraham did not, because he so loved the world.

God Bless your study

Monday March 5, 2012

Part 12 of  12

    I was shown the necessity of those who believe we are having the last message of mercy, being separate from those who are daily imbibing new errors. I saw that young and old should not attend their assemblies; for it is wrong to encourage them by attending their meetings while they teach error that is poisonous, and death to the soul, and teach for doctrines the commandments of men. And the influence is not good. If God has delivered us from such darkness and error, we should stand fast in the liberty wherewith he has set us free, and rejoice in the truth. God is displeased with those who go to listen to error, when they are not obliged to; for unless he sends us to these meetings, where error is forced home to the people by the power of the will,

NLP, the latest iteration of spiritualism.

           he will not keep us. The angels cease their watchful care over us, and we are left to the buffetings of the enemy, to be darkened and weakened by him, and the power of his evil angels; and the light around us becomes contaminated with the darkness.
           I saw that we had no time to throw away in listening to fables. Our minds should not be thus diverted; but should be occupied with the present truth, and seeking wisdom that we may obtain a more thorough knowledge of our position; that with meekness we may give a reason of our hope from the Scriptures. While the mind is occupied in hearing false doctrines, and dangerous error, pressed upon the hearers, it cannot be dwelling upon the truth which is to fit and prepare the house of Israel to stand in the day of the Lord.

           The Love of God in Giving his Son

           I have been shown the great love and condescension of God in giving his Son to die that man might find pardon and live.
           I was shown Adam and Eve in the garden, privileged to behold its beauty and loveliness, and with permission to eat of all the trees in the garden except one. But the serpent tempted Eve, and she tempted her husband, and they both ate of the forbidden tree. They broke God’s command, and became sinners.
           The news spread through heaven, and every harp was hushed. The angels sorrowed, and feared lest they would put forth the hand and eat of the tree of life, and be immortal sinners. But God said he would drive the transgressors from the garden of Eden, and by cherubims, and the flaming sword, guard the way of the tree of life, so that man could not approach unto it, and eat of its immortal fruit, which perpetuates immortality.
           Sorrow filled heaven, as it was realized that man was lost, and the world that God created was to be filled with mortals doomed to misery, sickness and death, and there was no way of escape for the offender. The whole family of Adam must die. I saw the lovely Jesus, and beheld an expression of sympathy and sorrow upon his countenance. Soon I saw him approach the exceeding bright light which enshrouded the Father. Said my accompanying angel, “He is in close converse with his Father.” The anxiety of the angels seemed to be intense while Jesus was communing with his Father. Three times he was shut in by the glorious light about the Father, and the third time he came from the Father we could see his person; and his countenance was calm, free from all perplexity and trouble, and shone with loveliness, such as words cannot express. He then made known to the angelic choir that a way of escape had been made for lost man; that he had been pleading with his Father, and had obtained his consent to give his life a ransom, to bear their sins, and take the sentence of death upon himself to open a way that man might find pardon for transgressing God’s command; that man, by taking hold of the merits of Christ’s blood, could find pardon for past transgressions, keep God’s law, and by their obedience be brought back to the garden from which our first parents were driven, and again have access to the glorious, immortal fruit of the tree of life that Adam and Eve forfeited all right to. Then joy, inexpressible joy, filled heaven, and the heavenly choir sung a song of praise and adoration. They touched their harps and sung a note higher than they had done before, for the great mercy and condescension of God in yielding up his dearly Beloved to die for a race of rebels, and praise and adoration was poured forth for the self-denial and sacrifice of Jesus; that he would consent to leave the bosom of his Father, and choose a life of suffering and anguish, and die an ignominious death to give life to others.
           Said the angel, “Think ye that the Father yielded up his dearly beloved Son without a struggle? No, no.” It was even a struggle with the God of heaven whether to let guilty man perish, or to give his darling Son to die for them. Angels were so interested for man’s salvation that there could be found among them those who would yield their glory and give their life for perishing man. But, said my accompanying angel, “That would avail nothing.” The transgression was so great that an angel’s life would not pay the debt. Nothing but the death and intercessions of his Son would pay the debt, and save lost man from hopeless sorrow and misery.
           But the work of the angels was assigned them, to ascend and descend, with strengthening balm from glory to soothe the Son of God in his life of sufferings. They administered unto Jesus. Also, their work would be to guard and keep the subjects of grace from the evil angels, and the darkness constantly thrown around them by satan. I saw that it was impossible for God to alter or change his law, to save lost, perishing man; therefore he suffered his darling Son to die for man’s transgression.

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