Category: Signs of the Times

Tuesday September 3, 2013

I work at improving my writing so that it is not too obnoxious to read. The subject matter is generally of the greatest importance and the reader should not be too distracted by bad writing. Therefore I subscribe to DailyWritingTips.com, a well recommended resource.

One day I am reading the emailed tips and the following sentence was quoted for an example.

2. “‘The deepest bias in the history of the American people,’ is how historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. referred to our nation’s history of anti-Catholic prejudice.”

The name was not familiar to me, so I looked it up. Wikipedia had this to say.

Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual.

In worldly circles the man was highly thought of,… apparently. But who decides this? Is it not those who write history? Yes, it is even so. Great heros of war are only so because their side won. Turn the tables and they become war criminals. I say this to point out the language of the sentence, the message it proffers.

It is calling an anti-Catholic bias a prejudice. Another resource, Dictionary.com, had this to say about the word prejudice.

An unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.

Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. is clearly writing with an agenda. He is writing to mis-inform people who would care to read his books. It is the willing ignorant who take something at face value or on the assertion of a supposed expert and do nothing to prove it.

Paul lauded the noble Bereans, in Acts 17:11, for proving all things.

This is where many fall down with respect to bibles. They are willing to take the assertions of a lauded expert and go no further in the examination of the evidence. We must needs ask the question, who is doing the lauding? Why are they doing it? Today there are over 5,200 documents available on the Bible. Of these, 99.992 percent support the KJV and only 44 documents do not. Yet it is these 44 documents that all the modern bibles are based on, and few are checking, testing, proving.

What is it we often say? “Follow the money.” We also talk about the “re-writing of history.” The Catholic church in general, and the Jesuits in particular, have long ago launched a major campaign to erase from the collective memory certain things that should never be forgotten, especially those relating to the Catholics.

‘The deepest bias in the history of the American people’ was not prejudice, it was founded on well proven and known facts about the Catholics that today have literally been educated away from the masses. Great numbers of peoples of all lands were here in this country to escape the religious persecution from the Catholics and the lands of the newly independent America were awash in anti-Catholic books, which largely have since disappeared as fast as the Catholics could make them so.

Recently on this site we exposed the lying of Arthur White about an anti-Catholic vision God gave to his church. Arthur White claimed that there was no such vision. Click on the link and see the vision for yourself. Better yet, go here and download the three files. The subject vision is in the first part of file No. 3, at the top of the page.

What was Arthur White doing? Why was he lying about the existence of the vision? In the mid-fifties the Martin-Barnhouse meetings were held with the church, which was made public by M. L. Andreasen in his “Letters to the Churches.” In those meetings the church was pressured to surrender to the peer pressure of the evangelical churches, which were already under Satan’s control. Arthur White’s lying about the vision appears to be a part of the entrenchment of a very pro-Catholic stance the church leadership was taking.

Many talk about Jesuits and Catholics in the church. It is doubtful that this is false. It would appear from the facts of acts that all the church leadership is compromised, away from the true God and toward the man of sin the pope. Why else would this church go and bow at the feet of the man of sin? honoring him with a gold medallion.

Make no mistake about it, the Catholic church is your enemy, not your friend. Arthur White’s lying appears to be part of an on-going denial for the purpose of placating the Catholics and their agenda of takeover of the world.

Here is the pertinent part of the vision.

I saw that the nominal churches and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics, to obtain their influence to come against the saints. The saints will be an obscure people, but little known to the Catholics,

This is certainly the case for those who separate from the apostate SDA church in this day. This is an argument for the vision being true and prophetic of the then distant future.

but the church and nominal Adventists will know of our faith and customs, and will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics, as those who disregard the institution of the pope, that is they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday.

Then the Catholics bid the Protestants to go forward and issue a decree that all who will not observe the first day of the week instead of the seventh shall be slain, and the Catholics, whose numbers are large, will stand by the Protestants. The Catholics will give their power to the image of the beast and then Protestants will work as their mother worked before them to destroy the saints. But before their decrees bring forth or bear fruit, the saints will be delivered by the voice of God.

Download the vision here, it is in file No. 3.

God Bless your Study

Friday July 19, 2013

Matthew 24:14 tells us when the end will be.

And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Matthew 24:14

There are many in the church who are preaching that we have to spread this gospel to all the world so the end can come. They preach and teach this because they are not walking in the light of the Midnight Cry. They are walking in darkness and know it not.

This gospel of the kingdom HAS BEEN preached in all the world for a witness. That end spoken of HAS COME, we are living in it now. Everyone since October 22, 1844 has been living in the time of the end. It’s been 169 years long now.

Time was a test for the early Advent people, but for those living since October 22, 1844 time has been a test in a different way; not a specific time or date, no, but an indefinite time stretches before them, testing, trying their faith. God was well aware of this future and gave us fair warning.

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 2 Peter 3:3-4

Now the SDA church does not exactly follow what is laid out in these texts, but it is the subtle lies of Satan that they preach and teach. They make much of the idea that the pioneers held mistakes so we can not learn from them or their experience; in this they deny the light of the Midnight Cry and in truth actually speak the very words of The Day-Star, “that it was not God that had led them out so far.” Attributing the work of God to Satan is blasphemy.

And what is this distance that is “so far?” It is none other than the separation from the world that we MUST maintain. We are on enchanted ground! There is danger at every step! Goliath, that rebel-lion is running around destroying people who should be in Heaven. But he does not appear as a hideous monster, no, he comes as an angel of light, as the good looking, clean, well thought of, good speaker, minister, who teaches the lies of Satan when they should be teaching the truth.

Here is a good example.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b-6PS8J528

And the video of this SDA pastor preaching this lie is still available from their website.
http://www.pmchurch.tv/transaction_detail.php?id=336

For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 2 Peter 3:5-6

Here I will again promote the site that will totally amaze you in the huge amount of documentation on the flood that is available anywhere.

http://s8int.com/

And I just found this, “Methuselah (tree)” from Wikipedia. Satan wants to cover up the truth of the flood and many people trust what so called experts claim. It’s good to have expert help with lots of things, but when they are willing to twist the truth to their own ends, you must prove all things and inspect what you expect. Here is an excerpt.

Methuselah is a 4844-year-old[1] Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) tree growing high in the White Mountains of Inyo County in eastern California.[2][3] For many years it was the world’s oldest known living non-clonal organism, until superseded by the discovery of another bristlecone pine in the same area with an age of 5063 years (germination in 3051 BC).[1] The tree is named after Methuselah, a Biblical figure having the longest mentioned lifespan in the Bible of 969 years.

It just so happens that the flood occurred about the year 2348 B. C., but there is clearly an agenda that must be met. Either God preserved this tree through the flood or it was transplanted there by the flood and adapted to the very harsh climate. I have my doubts.

What we do have are the amazing discoveries of Ron Wyatt who found the Red Sea crossing and documented it. He also found the right Mount Sinai, whose whole top is burnt to a crisp. And there are other artifacts at the base of the mountain where the Israelites camped.

By ignoring these discoveries they make themselves willingly ignorant of the facts and prevent others who trust them from discovering the truth themselves.

Terrible will be the consequences of these actions.

God Bless your Study

Tuesday May 14, 2013

We have been talking about building a church body, in man’s way, on the sand, or God’s way, on the Rock, Christ. This got me to reminiscing about when I was in the church and the things we did.

Any time you start a business you need some capital resources. You think about a location, a physical structure, parking, staffing, you starting making a list of what you need to get to your goal. We had all that.

The challenge was to grow the church.

So we hired more staff. We got an assistant pastor. You know, a good speaker. We hired a good musician. And he was very good. We spent a lot of money and after three and a half years I quit. I was done. I took a sabbatical and did not attend church anywhere.

I quit and backed away because I realized that nothing we had done really accomplished anything. We had built on the sand of man’s ways instead of God’s ways, though I did not realize that at the time.

I want to show you something.

 

Our Lord taught that the wheat and the tares should grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of the world. And that as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also at the coming of the Son of man. “Wide is the gate,” said our Lord, “and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction and many there be that go in thereat; because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which lendeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matt. 7:13,14. He does not say that the narrow way to life is to grow wider and wider till the whole world can walk in it. The scriptures plainly teach that as we approach the end, the love of many will wax cold, men will be turned from the truth to fables, so that the few who bend their lonely foot-steps in the narrow way of life will be less and less. O that honest souls, now asleep to the Lord’s coming, dreaming of the world’s conversion, would awake before sudden destruction comes upon them. Signs of the Times, 1853, by James White, page 102.

 

In these few words James has articulated the whole matter. People who really want to follow God’s way are very few and far between. And that is going to get worse and worse the closer we get to the end.

Not many want to build on the Rock. Get ready for it.

God Bless your Study

Thursday December 27, 2012

I got sent a report, purported to be from Africa. Here is an excerpt.

A Seventh-day Adventist pastor was asked to come to a city where Christians were being persecuted and when he arrived at the home found to his amazement that he had been invited to the home of the Muslim Imam or Cleric. He at once became very afraid but knocked on the door and was invited in only to find the Imam and 30 people who asked to be baptized in a secret baptism! The pastor said, Wait! How do I know if you are ready?, and the Imam very seriously and with awe told the pastor that for several months an angel had come each evening and instructed him in the teachings of the Bible. He, in turn, had taught these 30 the truths of scripture. When quizzed by the pastor, indeed, he was very well grounded in all the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church ! The pastor baptized the entire group.

Ok, let’s take a serious look at this.

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1.) The pastor wants to do what all SDA pastors are trained to do, make those who are requesting baptism take a doctrine test.
Not what we are taught by God to do. Just read about Phillip and him being directed by the Holy Ghost.

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2.) An angel comes and gives instruction to people because the SDA church is not doing it.
Not what we are told. Very specifically, God told us that the work man does not do, the angels will not do.

The Truth:

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

The Lie:

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

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3.) These angels are instructing people to become good SDAs, a church in total apostasy!! These angels must be Satan’s angels, for God’s angels would never endorse the lies of Satan.

God does nothing in partnership with Satan.  p. 129, Para. 1,[27OT].

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4.) The pastor testifies that those instructed by the angel were well grounded in all the teachings of the SDA church. This is proof positive that the angel was from Satan, because the SDA church has rejected the light of the midnight cry, the daily, the trinity, baptism, communion, separation from the world, teaching from the pure KJV Bible, seeks instruction from the world for what to teach SDA children, seeks instruction from the world on how to heal the sick, is constantly trying to please the Catholic church, I’m running out of ink here . . .

God will never enter co-partnership with worldlings. p. 45, Para. 1, [16OT].

Here is another excerpt.

In a country inhabited by a large Hindu population there are now over 30,000 Hindus studying the Adventist message due to divine intervention that has surprised area pastors. Muslims are as well being given dreams of a Man in white who tells them to go to the Seventh-day Adventists for truth about the last days. This man in white is identified as Jesus Himself when they learn the truths of scripture.

 

What!!! SDAs have the truth about the last days!!!
Christ is the one knocking on the door of the Laodicean SDA church. He is NOT going to endorse error, period! He stands ashamed at a SDA church that professes to follow him, but are pandering to the pope, giving him a gold medallion, embracing Jesuit forms of education, and denying that the KJV Bible is pure. Shame, shame, shame!

All such are the lies of Satan, disguised as miracles, designed to create casualties out of the casual.

God Bless your study

Sabbath September 22, 2012

The 144,000 — we have discovered some definitions from Bible texts, for this numbered group. This past Thursday, on the 13th that is, we talked about some of these definitions. One of the definition chains went from “144,000” to “virgins” to “daughter of Zion.” Today we search on “daughter of Zion” and find this text.

How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger,
and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel,
and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger! Lamentations 2:1

This quite amazing text gives us three definitions. This is parallelism, without peg words to frame the definitions.
        daughter of Zion = beauty of Israel = footstool

It’s almost as if God is taking us by the hand and says, “Come with me, I want to show you some things.”
So we go, if we are willing….

Let’s check out footstool first. Because our space is sort of limited, you will need to expand these searches and definitions. There are often more than one definition for one word; but, that is the depth, yawning, gaping below, all ready for exploration!

 We will go into      his tabernacles:
we will worship at his footstool. Psalms 132:7
footstool = tabernacles
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. Psalms 46:4

This text indicates, the dwelling place of God, being the “tabernacles.” This is a fitting line, back to the 144,000; for God will be dwelling with them. We’ll leave this chain here and pick up the other definition, “beauty of Israel.”

The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen! 2 Samuel 1:19
144,000 = Jonathan

Lo! We have a direct connection to Jonathan, David’s best friend! Time to examine some things we know about Jonathan.

And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.  Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle. 1 Samuel 18:1-4
And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul. 1 Samuel 20:17
David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded. And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. 1 Samuel 20:41-42
And Jonathan Saul’s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God. And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth. And they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house. [house = church] 1 Samuel 23:16-18

There are some very interesting, and disturbing, parallels between what we know about Jonathan, the 144,000 and John the Baptist.

1.) Jonathan loved David as his own soul. He exemplified true Christianity. “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Matthew 19:19

2.) Jonathan was able to have very little contact with David; just like John the Baptist, with Christ. In this active parable, David represents Christ.

3.) Jonathan’s life was cut short; just like John the Baptist’s. It was because of the apostasy in Jonathan’s own family that his life was taken. Is this a sign of what the future holds for some of the 144,000!? Was Jonathan doing right by trying to defend (by fighting the heathen) his home  (church)?, or, was it his duty to be in that war!? John the Baptist was a Jew, he came in the spirit of one of the most important prophets — a Jew, his message was to the Jews, executed by a Jew  who was drunken at a party with rich food and wine.

4.) Jonathan was persecuted by his own family; just like the 144,000 are persecuted by their church family during the shaking, which started 1850.

5.) Jonathan’s own church family is in gross apostasy. Even going so far as to bow down to the man of sin, the pope. Saul went directly to Satan’s representative, the witch of Endor, to honor her with his presence. The SDA church went directly to Satan’s representative, the pope, and honored him, by giving him a gold medallion.

There is more to learn from this active parable. There is always more to learn.

May God help us to study like never before

Thursday August 9, 2012

When I think of how Aunt Arie lived, and I think of the things that I allow to irritate me… what a fool I am. Showing a distrust of God’s special care for me, who watches over me better than my own parents, even to the point of numbering the hairs on my head. Wow.

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In our study of the Bible, using it as it’s own dictionary, we have come to understand more and more about the true nature of the hidden treasure that awaits the true hearted searcher for truth. Probably the greatest focal point of this whole thing is the seal. We have very clear, plain language that the Sabbath is the seal. It is actually in several places.

In Hebrews 4 we are told of a certain connection of the Sabbath to the “rest.” Our studies have confirmed this connection very positively. The “rest” of the Sabbath, is to enter into the spiritual understanding of Bible words, with the intent of being obedient to what is found there. Remember, God reads your heart, we can not fool him in any degree. Entering into the spiritual meaning and understanding is entering into the true “rest” of the Sabbath, and is the process of being sealed. Only the honest in heart, those who have made an entire consecration, will be sealed.

Failure to enter in to this special “rest,” means failure to be sealed.
Failure to be sealed, means failure to be a part of the 144,000.
Failure to be a part of the 144,00, means coming up in the “other” resurrection.

Jerry M. thinks that we are only discovering what the true pioneers knew and taught. And I agree. We were looking over some things in The Present Truth. It becomes abundantly clear, some things, that before, seemed rather cryptic, were all about the hidden treasure. Understanding this leads to a clear understanding of exactly why it is God’s people must use the KJV Bible. It is the un-defiled bread, the pure Word. All the other versions are defiled. The KJV holds the key to being sealed. None of the other versions have this key.

Preventing your access to the hidden treasure is Satan’s major objective. That’s why he cares not what else you do, or don’t do, even to casting out demons! Remember? “Lord, Lord,” we did all these things in your name! they plead. It matters not. You must enter the “rest” of the Sabbath, spiritually, or you will not be sealed. Just to attend church to get your card punched for the week, will not work with God.

This is why Laodicea will not be there, they do not make it to Heaven. They never open the door of their heart to allow Christ in. If they do, the room is so filled with worldly “things” that there is no room for Christ. These “worldly things” are the “things” of the mystery of iniquity. To get rid of these “things” is to make room for Christ. When Christ comes in, immediately there is a “shaking” that separates you from your former associates; membership anyone?

O. R. L. Crosier in his article in The Day-Star Extra, reminds us that the great anti-typical Day of Atonement services are a corporate work, not an individual work. This is a part of the foundation of the cry of the angel of Revelation 18, calling for the separation of God’s people from the wicked, or the penalty must be paid. All those who are associated with any group involved with any form of wickedness, are partakers of those sins, and as such, will be punished for such.

Check out http://www.sdaapostasy.org/ for a list of sins for which the SDA church, as a corporate body, are guilty; as are each of it’s members. Each member is a partaker of her sins through membership; which is a supporting action.

I just went to that site and found this at the top of the page. “SDA pastors declare Allah is God on camera,” which is a link to this page, http://www.sdaapostasy.org/SDAallah.htm, which is video proof of what the SDA church is really doing, in public, in front of their members, in the open, without apology. If you are a member, perhaps you should think about it, carefully.

Is it possible that Revelation 18: 4 could in any way apply to you?

Think very carefully about it.

Remember, God told us the shaking had started on January 26, 1850. The Present Truth, No. 9, page 72, top left. Time is running out my friends….

God Bless your thoughts

Friday June 29, 2012

Recently, I received an email decrying the RFID chipping of all Americans, and was asked what I thought about the same. Here was my answer.

I believe we will only get the truth from studying what God has given us, i.e., the Bible and the authentic Spirit of Prophecy.

At the current time, my understanding is this:

 1.) Sunday is made a test. No. 6, page 22.

2.) “And THEN the fearful warning from God” [read Loud Cry] No. 6, page 22, “declares the penalty of bowing to the beast and his image.”

 3.) We are to make a firm decision NOW to stand firm against the Sunday law, not run from it.

 

And those who will not receive the mark of the beast and his image, when the decree goes forth, must have decision now to say, nay, we will not regard the institution of the beast. Christian Experience and Views, 1851, page 55.

4.) SDAs are reading the SOP that has been counterfeited, it looks and feels better than the original [Satan gives feelings], carries certificates of authenticity [faked ones], and there is tons of it to look thorough. Reading the counterfeited SOP they are preparing to follow this instruction, should the Sunday law be passed.

As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains. 5T, p. 465

 I believe this to be a deception of Satan. Look at what is not said, but inferred.

It implies that you can stay in the city until then; wrong! Even today, zerohedge.com is reporting the truth about the reality of the headlines, that “new home sales are up!” In all probability, here is what will happen at that time. Laodicean SDAs will fulfill exactly what God predicted in 1849.

About one week since, the Lord showed me in vision, that houses and lands would be of no use in the time of trouble, and in that time they could not be disposed of. I saw it was the will of God that the saints should cut loose from every encumbrance–dispose of their houses and lands before the time of trouble comes, and make a covenant with God by sacrifice. I saw they would sell if they laid their property on the altar and earnestly inquired for duty. Then God will teach them when to dispose of these things. Then they will be free in the time of trouble, and have no clogs to weigh them down. 1849  Broadside

I saw if they held on to their property, and did not inquire duty of the Lord, he would not make duty known, and they would be permitted to keep their property, and then in the time of trouble their property would come up before them like a mountain to crush them. Then they tried to get rid of it, but could not. I heard them mourn like this,– the cause was languishing–God’s people were suffering for truth, and we made no effort to supply the lack, and now our property is useless. Oh! that we had let it go, and laid up treasure in heaven. I saw a sacrifice did not increase, but decrease, and was consumed. I also saw that God had not required all of his people to dispose of their property at the same time, but in a time of need he would teach them, if they desired to be taught, when to sell and how much to sell. I saw that some had been required to dispose of their property in past time to sustain the advent cause, while he permitted others to keep theirs until a time of need. Then as the cause needs it, their duty is to sell. 1849  Broadside

Now is the time to lay up treasure in heaven, and to set our hearts in order, ready for the time of trouble. Those only who have clean hands and a pure heart will stand that trying time. Now is the time for the law of God to be in our minds (foreheads), and written in our hearts. The Lord has shown me the danger of letting our minds be filled with worldly thoughts and cares. I saw that some minds were led away from present truth and a love of the holy Bible, by reading other exciting books; and others were filled with perplexity and care for what they shall eat, drink and wear. I saw some, looking too far off for the coming of the Lord. Time has continued on a few years longer than they expected, therefore they think it may continue a few years more, and in this way their minds are being led from present truth, out after the world. In these things I saw great danger; for if the mind is filled with other things, present truth is shut out, and there is no place in our foreheads for the seal of the living God. This seal is the Sabbath. I saw that the time for Jesus to be in the most holy place was nearly finished, and that time can last but a very little longer; and what leisure time we have should be spent in searching the Bible, which is to judge us in the last day. 1849  Broadside

Here is laid out a course of action. It’s up to each one to decide to follow it or not. If not,… you are on your own. If so, you place yourself right where every true believer of God has done, in his hand, to be used by him. It means giving up your plans and accepting God’s plan.

God Bless your choice

Wednesday May 23, 2012

A Reminder….

For the next few, undetermined number, weeks, we will be hosting a conference call on Sabbaths at 10:30 am West Coast, USA time. We will be doing word studies, from the KJV Bible only, using William Miller’s “Rules of Interpretation” that he used to understand that Christ was coming is 1843, the first date set.  The only requirement is you must email me in order to get the number.        art@sopvindicated.org

Your reply email will contain four different formats of Miller’s Rules, and the conference number.

You are encouraged to privately pass on the conference number to those who you invite to the conference.

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Being a fourth generation SDA, there are many things that I just “know,” automatically, as it were. But right at this point is the rub. Here is what God has to say.

 thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: Rev. 3:17

From my experience of fifty years in that church, I can tell you, I “thought” I had all the spiritual meat there was. The church had a “prophet” and a ton of books with her name on them. What more could you want?

But, it bothered me that there were many things in the Bible that I just could not understand. I tried Strongs Concordance numbers. I had a set of Greek and Hebrew concordances, coded to Strongs. It seemed to help. Still,… meanings were elusive.

Enter Christ, to teach us.

And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. And he taught them many things by parables, …  And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

After hearing the parables, they are interested to know what this is about.

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: Mark 4:11

This piece of instruction is repeated (for our benefit, upon whom the ends of the world are come).

 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Luke 8:10

This begs a question. What is the mystery? that we are to know?
The answer is the proper understanding of God’s word, the Bible.
The Spirit of Prophecy was given for this purpose. No. 20, p. 42-49.

But far more important, is what God says in those pages, at the top of page 44.
The church is not reading those pages.
Why?
They don’t feel any need to.
They are rich, or think they are, with spiritual things; they have an increase of spiritual goods, or think they do; they don’t need any more, they have it all, spiritually, or think they do.

And that, is the problem.

In those pages God tells us that if we had studied the Bible like we should have, we would not have been given the Testimonies.

Using William Miller’s “Rules of Interpretation” will allow the Holy Ghost to give you the correct understanding of the Bible. Front to back. Of prophecy, of salvation, of marriage, of work, of every subject in the Bible. It is the mystery opened, to the one asking, seeking, knocking.

God Bless your study

Friday May 18, 2012

We have come to an important time in the life of sopvindicated.org, as originally viewed. Six years has this voice proclaimed the truth of the very real existence of the counterfeit SOP. Six years have we joined forces with the others who lived in the real faith of the second coming. Six years of growth, learning, sharing.

A corner is being turned, as it were. This corner has a radius and is not as the sharp corner of a board cut off with a saw. As an airplane flies or a ship sails, making the turn, not as a marching soldier ordered, “Right Face,” but in a quarter of a circle, so will we turn this corner. Thus change will occur over time, not suddenly. As Crosier says, “In a period of time.”

We stand on the shores of the great ocean of truth that stretches as far as the eye can see. And in going as far as we can see, yet farther still, truth stretches away, calling the mind to drink in the pure truth, absorb, assimilate, digest and become.

An amazing thing has occurred. God has come in to help us prepare for the future. You will, no doubt, remember some time back when I told you the Gold Letter Texts were being added to the book, “Beginning & End,” because at first, I felt they were, or should be, a part of the big picture, but did not understand how. Then in sharing my thoughts with a sister in the faith, she gave me the insight that these texts were special instruction to the 144,000, the church of Philadelphia. I immediately added them to the book.

Now we have Jerry from Michigan, who, God has taught about Miller’s “Rules of Interpretation,” and how to use them. He learned them from a man in Tennessee, Mr. William T. Barrett.

Here is Jerry’s website: http://www.sdramerica.org/
(No affiliation with Nicholas at Presents of God.)
And here is Barrett’s: http://biblemadesimple.com/

William has been teaching this method of study for some time. His studies launched Jerry as a catapult shot, off and running. Jerry is also writing a book. We look forward to it’s release.

It is very interesting that the Key of David is mentioned in the letter to the church of Philadelphia. We believe Miller’s Rules is in fact this key. We know that Christ gave this key to the true pioneers of this faith and they used it to launch their work for God.

    And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Rev. 3:7-13

Now, with this work being revived, we believe God has brought this key forward again; just like the true Spirit of Prophecy is being revived; just like a clear understanding of the defiled bread is being brought to the surface by many; the work of preservation of God’s true word. We believe Miller’s “Rules” is a part of the open door before us today. It is an open door of clear understanding of God’s word.

We believe God is preparing his people to go home. Come and walk with us.

God Bless your study

Friday March 9, 2012

I wrote this in an email for a dear sister in the faith. It just seemed best then to share it with you. 😉
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For some reason I feel to share this with you, as you may be starving for some good fresh food.

We believe what Crosier says in his article, that Christ’s second coming, and future events in Heaven, will fulfill the autumnal types. It appears that that means a tenth day, 7th month timeframe, or October-ish, for the second coming.
We believe that Christ could come this year.

From what we know, that has been revealed, about the future, world events are bringing to the fore the factors needed for the final events. We know that this country, the USA, will make Sunday a test for God’s people, “and then” (No. 6, p. 22) the Loud Cry will be God’s response.

It takes a fascist, Nazi style state to do such; which is what this country is rapidly becoming. I call it the Nazification of America. Word is out and TSA is starting up highway roadblocks to check people’s papers. World governments are furious at the free exchange of information through the internet, among the sheep, and they are moving to be able to have complete control of all information exchange.

God has also told us that the Loud Cry will come as the Midnight Cry, but with ten times the power. (Spalding and Magan, p. 4)  Since the Midnight Cry took about ten weeks, we think the Loud Cry could easily happen within one (1) week!

There is a beautiful indication of this experience, found in William Miller’s dream of the “man with a dirt-brush,” which is found in The Present Truth, No. 10, p. 71-75. You will doubtless remember the part about “the casket” filled with jewels and coins. In his dream, they become scattered about, covered with trash, or the “dirt” of the dream, when a man comes in with his “dirt-brush” and cleans out all the trash and “dirt.” He then collects all the jewels and coin, putting them into a new casket. When William Miller looks into the casket, he is “Dazzled!” with the site, for they shine with ten times their former brilliance.

We believe this dream covers the period of 1843 to the deliverance of God’s saints from the earth. Many have no knowledge of the outpouring of the Holy Ghost on October 22, 1844, which would have been the first part of the dream. Then, the ten times brighter would be the outpouring of the Holy Ghost for the Loud Cry.

From the early visions and Crosier, we understand that there will be a period of time after the close of probation, of unknown length, for Christ to finish everything to be done with the Sanctuary, place the sins on the head of Satan, be crowned King of kings &c., dress in the robe of vengeance and take his place on the cloud to come to earth.

We do have direct information that the plagues do not fall until Christ takes his place on that cloud. (The Day-Star)  It’s kinda like the time Noah spent in the Ark before the rain fell.  It seems this is the time when a famine for the Word of God will be felt, and people will be searching, here it is:  “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. Amos 8:11-12”

We think the searching “from the north even to the east” is a reference to the searching out of the original SDA faith, as it was founded, in the northeast part of the US. But they despised the light while mercy plead for their salvation, and now that door is forever shut. Fearful time that will be, even a time of “normal days,” just like now, for the four winds are held till Christ takes his place on the cloud. Any saints found, will have nothing for them. 1858GC, p. 199.

After Christ is on the cloud, then the plagues fall. Many believe the plagues take one year to fall. We no longer believe this. The GC, both the 1884 and the 1911, indicate that the plagues are not universal. We believe that they are, for their very purpose is to kill the wicked off the earth.

It seems that in the 2nd plague the sea is prophetic in nature, thus, meaning people, not water, and probably all the wicked killing each other, as the four angels are no longer holding the four winds of human strife.

Then in The Day-Star, 2nd part, very end, we are told specifically, Christ’s trip from Heaven to earth, takes “a number of days,” with no count given. It is quite doubtful that it would even be a month, but perhaps a week. This would be fitting, as it takes about 3 days to die from thirst, and blood is all the wicked have to drink; while the saints have their water, sure, from God’s promises.

We also believe that only 144,000 people, who have ever been exposed to this faith, since October 23, 1844, will be saved. Those righteous not exposed to this faith, will be a part of the great multitude. Those righteous who have died will be resurrected by the voice of the Father, to hear him announce the day and hour of Jesus’ coming, to all the living saints; now numbering exactly 144,000. Read the 1858GC, p. 205, & The Day-Star.

Many, have many ideas about events, between the 6th and 7th plagues. We currently know very little about this.

I would implore you to study the 1858 Great Controversy.We have discovered it to be pure light, pointing God’s dear saints to a correct understanding of the Bible.
These understandings point to the sure possibility that Christ could come this year!
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God Bless your Study