Category: Tithes and Offerings

Monday May 21, 2012

There is another resource that has come on-line recently.

http://egwletters.webs.com/

From a group calling themselves SDAnonymous. Which works well as a name. They are discovering to the public materials the White Estate has been withholding, even from their “Comprehensive Research Edition” CD.

They are also, perhaps somewhat unwittingly, engaged in a similar work as myself, which is, the exposing of the tampering of E. G. W. materials. I suggest you purchase a copy of their e-book. It’ll only set you back $21.00. When you look at it, you will discover that the text is a grey color, which indicates material that has been published before. The text in full black is text that has not been published before. This bi-colored text exposes the tampering of the church.

I have not examined their work closely. It appears to be not as complete, or we might say, accurate, as the computer generated works we make available here, for free. But we are grateful to God that he has used these people to access and make public that which the church has purposely, withheld all these years.

I suggest you read the information they have on their site about the process they have been going through to acquire this material. It takes a huge amount of labor to process a document as they have done. There is a mild adversarial relationship between them and the church. The church claims they are going to make this material available, but like the politicians, their claims are hollow.

We need to cover a point here. It is this. Every time Ellen opens her mouth and speaks a word does not mean that word is from God. I can imagine, wildly, the family being called to the table by Ellen for a meal, and the various members looking at each other and saying, “God is calling us to eat.” Or, they are sitting at the table and Ellen asks for someone to “pass the beans.”

There may be a great many of such communications within the various letters and manuscripts that are being brought forth. It is something to be wary of.

Another point needs to be made here. Even though I draw the line at James’ death, August 6, 1881, for trustworthy materials, because Willie took over control at that point, I do believe Ellen continued to do some writing. How much? is up for discussion. Anything written would have been fodder for Willies mill.

However, the strong possibility exists that as we cross this dateline, Willie’s hand will be more completely exposed. With the material currently brought forth, we are eighteen years from that line.

It is my contention that one of the main reasons the White Estate refuses to release any of the actual, physical papers written by Ellen, is because they know and understand the work of Willie and his team; that a simple handwriting analysis will expose some letters to be Willie’s hand, and not Ellen’s; that it will prove, that Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. IV was, in fact, “press ready” before James’ death, was held back by Uriah Smith, in collusion with Willie, and their corrupt harmony has withheld the truth from the members. Such a release would entirely expose the lies of the church all these years. It can never be permitted. Certainly the dam has held to this very day.

We do praise God that he has used William T. Barrett, to train Jerry from Michigan, and a great light is being brought forth in the lifting up of God’s true Bible, the KJV, and the proper method of it’s study.

No. 20, page 44, gives us God’s direction that the Spirit of Prophecy is not to bring out new light. The Bible is for that. Jerry from Michigan has been discovering the true spiritual meaning of the book of Ezekiel. It is especially for God’s people in the last days.

We do not know the depths or the heights of the light God has for his own. You can be a part of this process. We plan to publish everything to the world.

Dear Brethren.–The Lord gave me a view, January 26, 1850, which I will relate. I saw that some of the people of God were stupid and dormant, and were but half awake, and did not realize the time we were now living in; and that the “man” with the “dirt-brush” [see Bro. Miller’s dream,] had entered, and that some were in danger of being swept away. I begged of Jesus to save them, to spare them a little longer, and let them see their awful danger, that they might get ready before it should be for ever too late. The angel said, “Destruction is coming like a mighty whirlwind.” I begged of the angel to pity, and to save those who loved this world, and were attached to their possessions, and were not willing to cut loose from them, and sacrifice to speed the messengers on their way to feed the hungry sheep, who were perishing for want of spiritual food. As I viewed poor souls dying for want of the present truth, and some who professed to believe the truth were letting them die, by withholding the necessary means to carry forward the work of God, the sight was too painful, and I begged of the angel to remove it from me. I saw that when the cause of God called for some of their property, like the young man who came to Jesus, [Matt. xix, 16-22,] they went away sorrowful; and that soon the overflowing scourge would pass over and sweep their possessions all away, and then it would be too late to sacrifice earthly goods, and lay up a treasure in heaven. I then saw the glorious Redeemer, beautiful and lovely, that he left the realms of glory, and came to this dark and lonely world, to give his precious life and die, the just for the unjust. He bore the cruel mocking and scourging, and wore the platted crown of thorns, and sweat great drops of blood in the garden, while the burden of the sins of the whole world was upon him. The angel asked “What for?” O, I saw and knew that it was for us; for our sins he suffered all this, that by his precious blood he might redeem us unto God. Then again was held up before me those who were not willing to dispose of this world’s goods to save perishing souls by sending them the truth, while Jesus stands before the Father, pleading his blood, his sufferings and his death for them; and while God’s messengers were waiting, ready to carry them the saving truth that they might be sealed with the seal of the living God. It was hard for some who professed to believe the present truth, to even do so little as to hand the messengers God’s own money, that he had lent them to be stewards over. The Present Truth, No. 9, page 71-72.

 
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You can also email me to make other arraignments, which will avoid such fees.

God Bless your study

Sabbath March 10, 2012

Today we will review our List of Events and Processes. It’s a long name, perhaps you have an idea of another name. If so, feel free to drop me a note. I am open. The long name, is just too long for me.

I removed the No. 12 item, “The Scattering,” and did some adjustment to the list as everything needs to be in chronological order. Then I added another item, which went into the No. 8 spot. Again, everything needed an adjustment. We will discuss this item just a bit and the revised list will be below.

The new No. 8 is, “The Closing Work for the Church.”  

The importance of this point can not be dismissed. This is the closing work for God’s true church, not the Great Counterfeit SDA church. Notice also, No. 21, that the Laodician message is applied by God to the SDA church. Which means that Christ is outside the church, knocking to be let in. We currently understand that Laodicea never opens that door. Which is a major reason to make sure that you separate yourself from those who will not participate in the great anti-typical Day of Atonement spiritual exercises.

In no particular order, we present several passages to this point.

“Instead of the prophecy of Dan. 8:14 referring to the purifying of the earth, it was now plain that it pointed to the closing work of our High Priest in heaven, the finishing of the atonement, and the preparing of the people to abide the day of his coming. p. 192, Para. 3, [LS80].

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

“A Health Institution God would have established which will in its influence be closely connected with the closing work for mortals fitting for immortality; one that would have no tendency to weaken the religious principles of old or young, which would not improve the health of the body to the detriment of spiritual growth. The great object of this Institution should be to improve the health of the body that the afflicted might more highly appreciate eternal things. p. 91, Para. 2, [12OT].

As I realized that my husband was regaining physical and mental vigor, my gratitude was unbounded in view of the prospect that I again should be unfettered to engage anew and more earnestly in the work of God, standing by the side of my husband, and we laboring together unitedly in the closing work for God’s people. p. 9, Para. 2, [13OT].

Why not as well talk of stock in the Publishing Association paying a large per cent? If these are two branches of the same great, closing work of preparation for the coming of the Son of man, why not? p. 8, Para. 2, [14OT].

The true people of God, who have the spirit of the work of the Lord and the salvation of souls at heart, will ever view sin in its real, sinful character. They will always be on the side of faithful and plain dealing with sins which easily beset the people of God. Especially in the closing work for the church, in the sealing time of the one hundred and forty-four thousand, who are to stand without fault before the throne of God, will they feel most deeply the wrongs of God’s professed people. This is forcibly set forth by the prophet’s illustration of the last work under the figure of the men, each having a slaughter weapon in his hand. One man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side. “And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.” p. 22, Para. 1, [23OT].

There is a great and important work to be accomplished in a very short time, and God never designed that the law of the tithing system should be of no account among his people, but that instead of this, the spirit of sacrifice should widen and deepen for the closing work. p. 95, Para. 2, [24OT].

We are living amid the perils of the last days. Consecration to God can alone fit any of us to act a part in the solemn and important closing work for this time. There are but few wholly unselfish men to fill responsible positions who have given themselves unreservedly to God, to hear his voice and study his glory. There are but few who would, if required, give their lives to advance the cause of God. Just such devotion as this God claims. p. 3, Para. 1, [25OT].

Her father’s family have not seen the necessity of health reform. They have not seen the part that it acts in the closing work of these last days, because they were not inclined to see. They have dropped into the cart-rut of custom, and to make the effort required to get out, is a difficult work. They would rather be let alone. It is a terrible thing to rust, from inaction. This family will surely be weighed in the balances and found wanting unless they begin at once to do something. “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 [photograph] of the mind of God and of Christ, also of man fallen, and man renewed after the image of Christ, possessing the divine mind. 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 think the foregoing clearly shows that “the closing work for the church” started with all other items, that started from the pivot point of October 22, 1844. Plus, it clearly demonstrates that it is in fact closely associated with Christ’s work in the Most Holy place.

Here is the list, revised as of March 8, 2012.

 List of Events and Processes the Saints are Living Under 

1.)    The Gospel Dispensation — Started at the baptism of Christ (or his preaching, if you will).

2.)    The End, of Matthew 24:14. — Started at the end of the first angel’s message, on March 21, 1844, which went to all the world. (Life Incidents, p. 120-153; especially p. 141).

3.)    The Dispensation of the Fullness of Times — Started October 22, 1844, (The Day-Star, Extra, February 7, 1846, by O. R. L. Crosier, last full paragraph.)

4.)    The Sounding of the Seventh Trumpet. — Started, October 22, 1844, (The Seven Trumpets by James White, p. 94-96)

5.)     The Third, and final, WOE. — Started, October 22, 1844, (The Seven Trumpets by James White, p. 94-96)

6.)    The Great anti-typical Day of Atonement. — Started, October 22, 1844. (The Day-Star, Extra, February 7, 1846, by O. R. L. Crosier.)

7.)    The Investigative Judgment. — Started, October 22, 1844. (The Day-Star, Extra, February 7, 1846, by O. R. L. Crosier.)

8.)    The Closing Work for the Church. — Started October 23, 1844, “The true people of God, who have the spirit of the work of the Lord and the salvation of souls at heart, will ever view sin in its real, sinful character. They will always be on the side of faithful and plain dealing with sins which easily beset the people of God. Especially in the closing work for the church, in the sealing time of the one hundred and forty-four thousand, who are to stand without fault before the throne of God, will they feel most deeply the wrongs of God’s professed people.” p. 22, Para. 1, [23OT].

9.)    The Sealing Time of the 144,000. — Started October 23, 1844, “This seal is the Sabbath.” (1849 Broadside)

10.)    The Sounding of the Third Angel’s Message. — Started, October 23, 1844, Hiram Edson’s vision in the field. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Edson#cite_ref-4) and (A Sealing Message, p. 24-26, by Joseph Bates)

11.)    The Patient Waiting, Watching Time. — Started, October 23, 1844. (No. 16, p. 96)

12.)    The Third Watch. — Started, October 23, 1844. (No. 16, p. 96)

13.)    The Scattering Ended and the Gathering Began. — Spring of 1848, (The Present Truth, No. 10, p. 75), notes by James W. on William Miller’s dream of the man with the “dirt-brush.”

14.)    A “time of trouble.” — November 18, 1848, vision notes by Joseph Bates (The Sealing Message, p. 24-26) and (SUPCEV. p. 1, “a short period.”) and (The 1847 Broadside)

15.)    The Anger of the Nations. — “The nations are now getting angry…” (1849 Broadside) and (Christian Experience and Views, p. 19)

16.)    The Shaking. — Started, January 26, 1850. (The Present Truth, No. 9, p. 72)

17.)    The True Pioneers set Present Truth for the Last Days. — November 1850. (The Present Truth, No. 11, p. 86, lower right column, paragraph starting with the hand, pointing a finger.) and (Supplement to the Christian Experience and Views, p. 14)

18.)    The Saints are Perfected Here, Before Probation Ends. — While true of all ages past, it is also true to the end; for probation closes while we are here. (No. 5, p. 34)

19.)    A Time of False Reformations — First warning given 1851. (Christian Experience and Views, p. 27) and (The Great Controversy, 1858, p. 172)

20.)    A Time of Mysterious Signs and Wonders — First warning given 1851. (Christian Experience and Views, p. 27)

21.)    The Message to the Laodiceans Now Applies. — Published 1859   (No. 5, p. 32.)
            This means that Christ is now . . . outside . . . the door, knocking, knocking . . .

22.)    The Resurrection of the Authentic, Original Spirit of Prophecy. — (The Great Controversy, 1858, p. 194, “The last great work of the third angel’s message.”)

        In looking back over the years of SDA history we can see a few who stood up, from time to time, to announce the discovery of the counterfeit. But in those times it was very difficult to communicate such a discovery. Today we have the power of the computer and the Net, both circumvent the throttling attempts of the establishment.
        Then, it was hard to actually unravel the twisted path of the counterfeit. Then, a group of three to four would follow the tedious reading of each character. Today, a software program, WordPerfect, performs a precise comparison of a medium sized article within about two minutes.
        As of November 7, 2011, I know of seven people who are actively promoting the authentic, original Spirit of Prophecy. This information is irrefutable and unassailable. We expect this number to grow, to the point of critical mass. At that time the knowledge will have become common.
        We have this testimony from Ellen, via, a research paper by Bert Haloviak, In the Shadow of the “Daily,”: Background and Aftermath of the 1919 Bible and History Teacher’s Conference,  page 24.

            “In 1918 Stephen Haskell recalled a conversation with Mrs. White some 40 years  previous [1878]. According to Haskell, Mrs. White predicted a time when the testimonies would be in demand ‘just as they were originally given in order to meet objections before we got through.’ ”

    And now, PRAISE God, in his providence, we can meet the objections of those who claim that the Shaking is yet future, that the “short period” is yet future, &c.

Next known Step, Yet Future.

23.)    The World’s last Warning, The Loud Cry — Starts after Sunday is made a test. (No. 6, p. 22) “And then the fearful warning…”

            He [God] designs that the warning, testing message should be given to the world, and that his people, who are the light of the world, should be interspersed among the moral darkness of the world, as witnesses; their lives, their testimonies, and example, to be a savor of life unto life, or of death unto death. p. 137, Para. 1, [20OT].

God Bless your Study

Sunday March 4, 2012

Part 11 of  12

    Satan says, “I will hinder the work.” His agents say, Amen. Professed believers in the truth dwell upon their petty trials and difficulties which Satan has magnified before them. Time that can never be recalled is wasted. The enemies of the truth have seen our weakness, God has been grieved, Christ wounded. Satan’s object is accomplished, his plans have succeeded, and he triumphs!

           Self Denial

           I saw that there was danger of the saints making too great preparations for conferences; that some were cumbered with too much serving; that the appetite must be denied. There is danger of some attending the meetings for the loaves and fishes.
           I saw all those who are indulging self by using the filthy weed, [tobacco,] should lay it aside, and put their means to a better use. Those who deprive themselves of some gratification, and take the means they formerly used to gratify the appetite, and put it into the treasury of the Lord, sacrifice; and, like the widow’s two mites, it will be noticed of God. The amount may be small; but if all will do this, it will tell in the treasury. And if all would study to be more economical in their articles of dress, and deprive themselves of some things which are not actually necessary, and lay aside such useless and injurious things as tea, &c., and give what they cost to the cause, they would receive more blessings here, and a reward in heaven. Many think, because God has given them the means, they may live almost above want, can have rich food, and clothe themselves abundantly, and that it is no virtue to deny themselves when they have enough. Such do not sacrifice. If they would live a little poorer, and give to the cause of God, to help forward the truth, it would be a sacrifice on their part, and when God rewards every man according to their works, it will be remembered by him.

           Irreverence

           I saw that God’s Holy Name should be used with reverence, and awe. Said the angel, “Couple them not together; for fearful is His Name.” I saw that God Almighty was coupled together, and used by some in meeting in a careless, thoughtless manner, which was displeasing to God. They have no realizing sense of God, or the truth; or they would not speak so irreverently of the great and dreadful God, who is soon to judge them in the last day. Those who realize the greatness and majesty of God, will take his name on their lips with holy awe. He dwelleth in light inapproachable; no man can see him and live. I saw that these things would have to be understood and corrected where they exist, before the church can prosper.

           False Shepherds

           I have been shown the false shepherds, that they were drunk, but not with wine; they stagger but not with strong drink. The truth of God is sealed up to them; they cannot read it. When they are interrogated as to what the seventh-day Sabbath is, whether it is the true Sabbath of the Bible, they lead the mind to fables.

Or, faced with the original authentic SOP.

           I saw that the prophets were like the foxes of the deserts. They have not gone up into the gaps, they have not made up the hedge, that the people of God may stand in the battle in the day of the Lord. When these shepherds see the minds of any stirred up, and they begin to inquire of them about the truth, they take the easiest and best manner for themselves, to quiet their minds and effect their object, even to the changing of their own position.
           Light has shone to many of these shepherds; but they would not acknowledge it, but have changed their position a number of times to evade the truth, and get away from conclusions that they must come to, if they continued in their former positions; while the power of truth tore up their foundation. And instead of yielding to the force of truth, they would get upon another platform, that they were not satisfied with themselves.
           I saw that many of these shepherds had denied the past teachings of God; had denied and rejected the glorious truths which they once zealously advocated, and covered them with mesmerism, and all kinds of delusions. I saw they were drunken, but not with wine, they staggered but not with strong drink. They were drunken with error, and were leading on their flock to death.
           Many of the opposers of God’s truth, devise mischief in their heads upon their beds, and in the day, they carry out their mischief and wicked devices, to put down the truth, and get something new to interest, and take the minds of their people, and divert them from the precious, all-important truth. I saw that the priests who are leading on their flock to death, are soon to be arrested in their dreadful career. The plagues of God are coming, and after one or two has fallen, and they are tormented with the plagues, it is not enough; for all this, his hand is stretched out still, and will not be brought to himself again, until his purposes are fully accomplished, and they will be led to worship at the saints’ feet, and acknowledge that God has loved them, because they held fast the truth, and kept God’s commandments. And his hand is stretched out still in wrath and justice, and he will not rest from his anger, until the hireling priests and all the unrighteous are destroyed from the earth.
           The different parties of professed Advent believers have a little truth, but God has given all that to his children who are being prepared for the day of God; also truths that neither of these parties know, and will not understand. Things which are sealed up to them, the Lord has opened to those who will see, and are ready to understand them. And if God has any new light to communicate, he will let his chosen and beloved understand it, without their going to hear those who are in error and darkness to have their minds enlightened.

A warning about where we get our sources of study.

God Bless your study

Thursday March 1, 2012

Part 8 of  12

      I saw that God had not changed. He was just as holy and pure, just as particular as ever he was. He changeth not! Those who profess to be the ministers of Jesus, should be men of experience and deep piety, and then at all times, and in all places they can shed a holy influence.
           I have seen that it was now time for the messengers to move out wherever there was an opening, and God would go before them and would open the hearts of some to hear. New places must be entered, and when new places are visited it would be well to go two and two, so as to hold up each others hands, wherever they can consistently, and not neglect other places. It was shown me like this. It would be well for two brethren to start together, and travel in company together to the darkest places, where there is much opposition, and where they need the most labor, and with united efforts and strong faith set the truth before those in darkness. And then if they could accomplish more, by visiting many places, to go separately, but often meet while on the tour to encourage each other by their faith, and thereby strengthen and hold up each others hands. Also, consult upon the places opened for them, and decide which of their gifts will be the most needed, and in what way they can have the most success, and reach the heart. And then as they separate again their courage and energy will be renewed to meet the opposition and darkness, and to labor with feeling hearts to save perishing souls.
           I saw that the servants of God should not go over and over the same field of labor, but should be searching out souls in new places. Those who are already established in the truth should not demand so much of their labor; for they ought to be able to stand alone, and strengthen others about them while the messengers of God are in the dark and lonely places setting the truth before those who are not now enlightened as to the present truth.

           Explanation

           On page 43 of Experience and Views, I stated that a cloud of glorious light covered the Father, and that his person could not be seen. I also stated that I saw the Father rise from the throne. The Father was enshrouded with a body of light and glory, so that his person could not be seen, yet I knew that it was the Father, and that from his person, emanated this light and glory. When I saw this body of light and glory rise from the throne, I knew that the Father moved, which was the cause of the body of light and glory rising, therefore said, I saw the Father rise. The glory, or excellency of his form, I never saw–no one could behold it; yet the body of light and glory that enshrouded his person, could be seen.

           I also stated that “satan appeared to be by the throne, trying to carry on the work of God.” I will give another sentence from the same page. “Then I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne.” Now, this praying company was in this mortal state, on the earth, yet represented to me as bowed before the throne. I never had the idea that these individuals were actually in the New Jerusalem. Neither did I ever think that any mortal could suppose that I thought that satan was actually in the New Jerusalem.

           But did not John see the great red dragon in heaven? Certainly. “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns.” Revelation 12:3. Here seems to be as good a chance for ridicule, as that which some have taken in my views. What a monster to be in heaven!

           Faithfulness

           The Lord has shown me that great interest should be taken by Sabbath-keepers to keep up their meetings and make them interesting. There has been a lack of interest, and there is great necessity of more energy being manifested by the commandment-keepers in their meetings. All should have something to say for the Lord, and by so doing they would be blest. A book of remembrance is written of those who do not forsake the assembling of themselves together, and speak often one to another.

There is great value in assembling together. We have a duty to give our witness in testimony to encourage others on the strait and narrow path. Many are behind in this matter. All should come up to the help of the Lord. That is, helping to encourage a brother or sister in the way.

  The remnant are to overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. Some expect to overcome alone by the blood of the Lamb, without making any special effort of their own. I saw that God had been merciful in giving us the power of speech. He had given us tongue and utterance, and we are accountable to him for it, and we should glorify God with our mouth, speaking in honor of his unbounded mercy, and of the truth, and overcome by the word of our testimony, through the blood of the Lamb.
            We should not come together to remain silent; those only are remembered of the Lord, who come together to honor and glorify him, to speak of his glory, and tell of his power; and upon such the blessing of God will rest, and they will be refreshed. If all moved as I saw they should, no precious time would run to waste, and no reproofs would be needed for long prayers

As a child I used to time the prayers of the two elders, who appeared to be competing with each other, on the length of the opening prayer. Pray around the world they would. I consider it a shame.

    and exhortations; for all the time would be occupied by short, sweet testimonies, and prayers to the point. Ask, believe and receive. There is too much mocking God, too much praying that is no praying, and that wearies angels and displeases God. Too many vain, unmeaning petitions.

I never really thought about it, but one day I listened to another long time SDA member praying. And he said the same things I was taught to say, “And bless the missionaries and colporteurs around the world.” Do you remember that phrase? If so, I might suggest you change your prayer, if you have not done so already.

God Bless your study

Tuesday February 28, 2012

Part 6 of  12

  Even if wicked men talk the truth, some may receive it; but it does not bring those who talked it, into any more favor with God. Wicked men are wicked men still. And according to the deception they practiced, and as they deceived those who were beloved of God, and brought confusion into the church, so will their punishment be greater, and their sins will not remain covered, but will be exposed in the day of God’s fierce anger.

It appears that this covering, which is to cover all who are to have a shelter in the time of trouble, is the blood of Christ blotting out their sins from the book, or covering their sins with Christ’s blood. ref @

      These self-sent messengers are a curse to the cause. Honest souls put confidence in them, think that they are moving in the counsel of God, that they are in union with the church, and suffer them to administer the ordinances, to lead them down into the water and baptize them, as duty is made plain that they must do their first works; and then when light comes as it surely will, and they are aware that these men are not what they understood them to be, God’s called and chosen messengers, they are thrown into trial and doubt as to the truth they have received, and feel that they must learn it all over again, and are troubled, and perplexed by the enemy, about all their experience, whether God has led them or not, and are not satisfied until they are again baptized, and begin anew. And it is much more laborious, and wearing to the spirits of God’s messengers, to go into such places where those have been, who have exerted this wrong influence. God’s servants have to deal plainly, and not cover up wrongs, but act openly; for they are standing between the living and the dead, and must render an account of the faithfulness of their mission, and the influence they exert over the flock of which the Lord has made them overseers.

           These jewels who received the truth and are brought into such trials, would have had the truth the same if these men (who lack the qualifications they must have to be the Lord’s messengers) had stayed away, and filled the humble place God designed for them. God’s eye was upon his jewels, and he would direct his called and chosen messengers to them; men that would move understandingly, and the light of truth would shine and discover to these souls their true position, and they would receive the truth understandingly, and be satisfied with its beauty and clearness. And as they feel the effects and power of the truth, will be strong and shed a holy influence.

           Again: the danger of those traveling, whom God has not called, was shown me. If they do have some success, the qualifications that are lacking will be felt. Injudicious moves will be made, and some precious jewels may be driven off by a lack of wisdom, where they never can be reached. I saw that the church should feel their responsibility, and should look carefully and attentively at the lives, qualifications, and general course of those who profess to be teachers. And if unmistakable evidence is not given that God has called them, and that the “woe” is upon them if they heed not this call, it is the duty of the church to act, and let it be known that they are not acknowledged teachers by the church. This is the only course the church can take in order to be clear in this matter; for the burden lays upon them.

Again, we can see the harmony of the various parts, working together to make a whole. All throughout this presentation of Present Truth, we see a need for the “living testimony” to speak plainly, the truth about a matter. This passage tells us a part of how Gospel Order is to work to shut out of God’s church the false shepherds.

In God’s providence I was just now led to this passage from No. 24, pages 168-169, that has a direct bearing on the subject at hand. “When the messengers of Christ, who go forth to teach the truth to others, are rejected, and their words find no place in the heart, Christ is rejected, and his word despised in the messengers of truth whom he has chosen and sent. This applies just as fully in this age of the world as when Christ gave the instruction to his chosen messengers.
“When Christ was upon the earth, there were men who had no respect or reverence for God’s messengers, and no more regard for their warning than for their own judgment; also in this age of the world there are those who will not respect the testimony of God’s chosen servants, so highly as their own opinions. Such cannot be benefited by the labors of God’s servants, and time should not be lost in degrading the work of God to meet such minds. Christ said to the servants whom he sent forth, “He that heareth you heareth me, and he that despiseth you despiseth me, and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.”
“Christ gives power to the voice of the church. “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven. There is no such thing countenanced as one man’s starting out upon his own individual responsibility, and advocating what views he chooses, irrespective of the judgment of the church. The highest power under heaven God has bestowed upon his church. It is the voice of God in his united people in church capacity which is to be respected.
“God has given to his church men who have an experience, those who have fasted, and wept, and prayed, even through the entire night, for the Lord to open the Scriptures to their minds. These men in humility have given the benefits of their mature experience to the world. Is this light of Heaven, or of men? Is it of any value, or is it worthless?”

           I saw that this door that the enemy comes in at, to perplex and trouble the flock, can be shut. I inquired of the angel how this door could be closed. Said he, “The church must flee to God’s word, and become established upon gospel order which has been overlooked and neglected.” This is indispensably necessary to bring the church into the unity of the faith.

In all my fifty years in the SDA church, I never once have heard anyone, even speak, on the subject of Gospel Order; let alone teach it. Yet, here we are, told that it “is indispensably necessary to bring the church into the unity of the faith.” That means you can not have true unity in any church, unless you have Gospel Order. Furthermore, if you do have, that which is supposed to be, unity, it just may proceed from another source.

God Bless your study

Monday February 27, 2012

Part 5 of  12

           Numberless words need not be put upon paper to justify what speaks for itself, and shines in its clearness. But it is not so with error. It is so winding and twisting that it needs a multitude of words to explain it in its crooked form.

That is exactly what they have to do to defend the counterfeit SOP. I have on file, crazy explanations for the errors that are to be found in the counterfeit. At one point Vance Ferrell claims that Ellen becomes so enraptured with the contemplation of what she is writing, that she writes out error, claiming that Christ is in the Holy place. What kind of reasoning is this? that a prophet becomes so enthralled with God that he would utter error!? Absurd.

           But truth is straight, plain, clear, and stands out boldly in its own defense. The cause of truth should not be hindered in its onward progress for want of means.
           I saw that in some places all the light they had received came from the paper; and souls had received the truth in this way, and then talked it to others; and now in places where there are several, they had been raised up by this silent messenger. It was their only preacher.

           Gospel Order

           The Lord has shown me that gospel order has been too much neglected and feared. That formality should be shunned; but in so doing, order should not be neglected. There is order in heaven. There was order in the church when Christ was upon earth; and after his departure, order was strictly observed among his apostles. And now in these last days, while God is bringing his children into the unity of the faith, there is more real need of order than ever before.

I used to wonder and ponder just what was the true meaning of this “gospel order.” I could not get my mind around this in the least. But since coming into the true Present Truth, all, or much, is made so much more clear. It is New Testament Gospel Order that is the subject. It is the same order used to run the churches of this faith after Christ left earth and put the disciples in charge.

James has a nice snapshot of this on page 80 of The Present Truth, No. 10, that says it all, and much better than I could. “Gospel order is being restored by the church in this vicinity [Massachusetts?], and all are feeling that thy have a part act in the great and glorious cause of truth. This course has a tendency to produce a strong union among brethren, and is owned and blessed of Heaven. It is hoped that all our brethren will feel the importance of New Testament order in the church, and that they will unitedly act their part in carrying forward the precious cause.”
We should not pass over this lightly. All groups should function using Gospel Order, and God tells us why.

           For as God is uniting his children, satan and his evil angels are very busy to prevent this unity, and to destroy it. Therefore men will be hurried into the field; men without wisdom, lacking judgment, perhaps not ruling well their own house, and not having order or government over the very few that God has given them charge of at home; yet they feel capable of having charge of the flock. They make many wrong moves, and all the messengers are thought, by those unacquainted with our faith, to be like these self-sent men; and the cause of God is reproached, and the truth shunned by many unbelievers, who would otherwise be candid, and anxious to inquire, Are these things so?
           Men, I saw, whose lives are not holy, who are unqualified to teach the present truth, enter the field without being acknowledged by the church or brethren generally, and confusion and disunion is the result.

This is largely where we are right now. Many are out roaming the field with various views. This confusion is generally caused by the counterfeit SOP, for it can be made to support most any error.

           Some have a theory of the truth and can dwell upon argument, but lack spirituality, judgment and experience, and they fail in many things which is very necessary for one to possess before they can teach the present truth to others. Others have not the argument; but because a few brethren hear them pray well, and give an exciting exhortation now and then, press them into the field, to engage in a work that God has not qualified them for, and when they have not sufficient experience and judgment for the work. Spiritual pride comes in, and they are lifted up, and act under the deception of thinking that they are laborers. They do not know themselves. They lack sound judgment and patient reasoning. Talk boastingly of themselves, and assert many things which they cannot prove from the Word. God knoweth this, therefore he does not call such to labor in these perilous times. And brethren should be careful and not push out those into the field whom God has not called.
           These men, who are not called of God, are generally the very ones that are the most confident that they are so called, and that their labors are very important. They go into the field, and do not exert a good influence generally, yet in some places they have a measure of success, which leads individuals to think that they are surely called of God. I saw that it was not a positive evidence that men are called of God, because they have some success; for now the angels of God are moving upon the hearts of his honest children to enlighten their understanding as to the present truth, that they may lay hold upon it and live. And even if self-sent men put themselves where God does not put them, and profess to be teachers, and souls receive the truth by hearing them talk it, this is no evidence that they are called of God. The souls who receive the truth from them, receive it to be brought into trial and bondage, as they afterwards find that these men were not standing in the counsel of God.

Here is a pinching point. Most every man who is in some kind of independent ministry will happily testify that God is leading him. And, he can sometimes point to miracles to prove this. The glaring problem here is their acceptance of the counterfeit SOP and it’s errors. Then, when confronted with the authentic Spirit of Prophecy, they choke, for they see that to accept the authentic, they will have to go back to large numbers of people to say that they were wrong. Very, very few are willing to do this; hence, we have God’s direction, not to take this message to the false shepherds.

God Bless your study

Sunday February 26, 2012

Part 4 of  12

and it is an easy thing for him to dictate sentiments through his angels now, and make it appear that it comes through Thomas Paine, who was his devoted servant while he lived. But this is the master-piece of satan. All this teaching purporting to be from apostles, and saints, and wicked men who have died, comes directly from his satanic majesty.

This should be enough to remove the vail from every mind and discover unto them the dark, mysterious works of satan;–that he has got one whom he loved so well, and who hated God so perfectly, with the holy apostles and angels in glory: virtually saying to the world and infidels, No matter how wicked you are; no matter whether you believe in God or the Bible, or disbelieve; live as you please, heaven is your home;–for every one knows that if Thomas Paine is in heaven, and so exalted, they will surely get there. This is so glaring that all may see if they will. Satan is doing now what he has been trying to do since his fall, through individuals like Thomas Paine. He is, through his power and lying wonders, tearing away the foundation of the Christian’s hope, and putting out their sun that is to lighten them in the narrow way to heaven. He is making the world believe that the Bible is no better than a story-book, uninspired, while he holds out something to take its place; namely, Spiritual Manifestations!

Here is a channel wholly devoted to himself, under his control, and he can make the world believe what he will. The Book that is to judge him and his followers, he puts back in the shade, just where he wants it. The Saviour of the world he makes to be no more than a common man; and as the Roman guard that watched the tomb of Jesus, spread the false and lying report that the chief priests and elders put in their mouth, so will the poor, deluded followers of these pretended spiritual manifestations, repeat, and try to make it appear that there is nothing miraculous about our Saviour’s birth, death and resurrection; and they put Jesus back, with the Bible, in the shade, where they want him, and then get the world looking to them and their lying wonders and miracles, which they declare far exceed the works of Christ.

Thus the world is taken in the snare, and lulled to security; not to find out their awful deception, until the seven last plagues are poured out. Satan laughs as he sees his plan succeed so well, and the whole world in the snare.

5. On pages 29-33, is a view given January, 1850.

This would be from The Present Truth, No. 9, here found on page #.

           That portion of this view, which relates to means being withheld from the messengers, more particularly applied to that time. Since that time friends of the cause of present truth have been raised up, who have watched for opportunity to do good with their means. And some have handed out too freely, to the injury of the receivers. For above two years I have been shown more relative to a careless and too free use of the Lord’s money, than a lack of means.

           The following is from a view given me at Jackson, Mich., June 2d, 1853. It related mostly to the brethren in that place. “I saw that the brethren commenced to sacrifice their property, and handed it out without having the true object set before them–the suffering cause–and they handed out too freely, too much and too often. I saw that the teachers should have stood in a place to correct this error, and exert a good influence in the church. Money was made to be of little or no consequence; the sooner disposed of, the better. A bad example has been set by some in accepting large donations, and not giving the least caution to those who had means not to use it too freely and carelessly. And by accepting so large an amount of means, without questioning whether God had made it their duty to bestow so largely, they sanctioned the brethren’s giving too bountifully.

           Those who gave, also erred, not being particular to inquire into the necessities of the case, whether there was actual need or not. Those who had means were thrown into great perplexity. One brother was much hurt by too much means being put into his hands. He did not study economy; but lived extravagantly, and in his travels laid out money here and there to no profit. He spread a wrong influence by making such free use of the Lord’s money, and would say to others, and in his own heart, There is means enough in Jackson, more than can be used before the Lord comes. Some were very much injured by such a course, and came into the truth with wrong views, not realizing that it was the Lord’s money they were using, and not feeling the worth of it. And I saw that these poor souls who have just embraced the third angel’s message, and have had such an example set before them, will have much to learn, to deny self, and suffer for Christ’s sake. They will have to learn to give up their ease, and cease studying their convenience and comfort, and bear in mind the worth of souls. Those who feel the “woe” upon them will not be for making great preparations and fixings outwardly, to travel in ease and comfort. Those who have no calling have been encouraged into the field. Others have been affected by these things, and have not felt the need of economy, of denying themselves, and putting into the treasury of the Lord. They would feel and say, “There are others who have means enough; they will give for the paper. I need not do anything. The paper will be supported without my help.”

           It has been no small trial to me to see that some have taken that portion of my views which related to sacrificing property to sustain the cause, and make a wrong use of it, and use means extravagantly, while neglecting to carry out the principles of other portions. On page 31, read the following:–“I saw that the cause of God had been hindered, and dishonored by some traveling who had no message from God. Such will have to give an account to God for every dollar they have used in traveling where it was not their duty to go; for that money might have helped on the cause of God.” Page 32.–“I saw that those who have strength to labor with their hands, and help sustain the cause, were as accountable for that strength, as others were for their property.”

           I would here call especial attention to the view of this subject given on pages 45, 46.

This can be found on page # in this work, The Present Truth, No. 11.

           Here is a short extract:–“The object of the words of our Saviour [Luke 12:33] had not been clearly presented. I saw that the object of selling was not to give to those who are able to labor and support themselves, but to spread the truth. It is a sin to support and indulge in idleness, those who are able to labor. Some have been zealous to attend all the meetings; not to glorify God, but for the “loaves and fishes.” Such had much better have been at home laboring with their hands, “the thing that is good,” to supply the wants of their families, and to have something to give to sustain the precious cause.”
           I have seen that it has been satan’s design in times past to push out some with a hurried spirit to make a too free use of means, and influence the brethren to rashly dispose of their property, that means might be thrown out carelessly, and hastily disposed of, and souls injured and lost through an abundance of means, and now when the truth is to be spread more extensively, the lack might be felt. His design has in some degree been accomplished.
           The Lord has shown me the error of many in looking to those only who have property to support the publication of the paper and tracts. All should act their part. Those who have strength to labor with their hands, and earn means to help sustain the cause, are as accountable for it as others are for their property. Every child of God, who professes to believe the present truth, should be zealous to act his part in this cause.
           July, 1853, I saw that it was not as it should be, that the paper, owned and approved of God, should come out so seldom. That the cause, in the time in which we are living, demands the paper weekly, and the publication of many more tracts to expose the increasing errors of this time; but the work was hindered for want of means. I saw that the truth must go, and that we must not be too fearful; that tracts and papers had better go to three where they were not needed, than to have one deprived of them who can be benefited, and who prized them. I saw that the last-day signs should be brought out and clearly shown; for the manifestations of satan are on the increase. Their publishing is increasing, their power is growing; and what we can do to get the truth before others, must be done quickly.
           I was shown like this. The truth once got out now, will stand; for it is the truth for the last days, and it will live, and less need to be said upon the truth after it is out.

 

This is the passage where God is telling us that the Present Truth the pioneers had, is the exact same Present Truth for all the saints, through to the close of probation. Many are listening to the whispering spirits seeking those whom they can devour. Every wind of doctrine is blowing in these last days. Get Ready!

 

God Bless your study

Thursday February 2, 2012

This chapter is in three parts. The first is from The Present Truth, but the last two are from Spalding and Magan.

This book is planned to be published with a wide margin. The purpose of this book is to get you to think, to get your notes on paper, to discover what you think of the visions God gave to his church. It is your notes in the margin that become and are the most important notes in the book.

Vision, September 23, 1850, published in The Present Truth, No. 11, page 86, and currently believed to be the same, and part of, that which was evidently sent to one of the five, and dated, Vision, October 23, 1850, Spalding and Magan,  1915-1916 (date published).

           September 23d, the Lord showed me that he had stretched out his hand the second time to recover the remnant of his people, and that efforts must be redoubled in this gathering time. In the scattering time Israel was smitten and torn; but now in the gathering time God will heal and bind up his people. In the scattering, efforts made to spread the truth had but little effect, accomplished but little or nothing; but in the gathering when God has set his hand to gather his people, efforts to spread the truth will have their designed effect. All should be united and zealous in the work. I saw that it was a shame for any to refer to the scattering for examples to govern us now in the gathering; for if God does no more for us now than he did then, Israel would never be gathered. It is as necessary that the truth should be published in a paper, as preached.

Many do not understand that a proper use of the tithes and offerings includes the printing work. This can be found on page 112 and 123, of No. 29, and No. 26, pages 107-108.

Since so much of Present Truth has been scattered, we decided to gather up the light given and publish it in this little work. Then, many will only need to buy one book, or get it free off the web. People need to know that they are not alone. There are others who cherish and love this faith, this light from God.

           The Lord showed me that the 1843 chart was directed by his hand, and that no part of it should be altered; that the figures were as he wanted them. That his hand was over and hid a mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until his hand was removed.

Since that time the 1843 Chart has been lightly regarded. Others have replaced it with new, and so thought, better charts. Still others have forsaken the 2520 time prophecy, the longest in the Bible.

           Then I saw in relation to the “Daily,” that the word “sacrifice” was supplied by man’s wisdom, and does not belong to the text; and that the Lord gave the correct view of it to those who gave the judgment hour cry. When union existed, before 1844, nearly all were united on the correct view of the “Daily;” but since 1844, in the confusion, other views have been embraced, and darkness and confusion has followed.

This is an apt description of the condition of the General Conference Seventh-Day Adventist church of today. They are back arguing over the “Daily.” The position they have taken clearly demonstrates another evidence that they are off the strait and narrow path and into darkness and confusion.

           The Lord showed me that TIME had not been a test since 1844, and that time will never again be a test.

Shortly after October 22, 1844, many arose proclaiming new dates. Harold Camping of Family Radio fame, just recently set a date and told the whole world about it. Some sold their all to prepare to go, but this was a futile exercise.

           Then I was pointed to some who are in the great error, that the saints are yet to go to Old Jerusalem, &c., before the Lord comes. Such a view is calculated to take the mind and interest from the present work of God, under the message of the third angel; for if we are to go to Jerusalem, then our minds will naturally be there, and our means will be withheld from other uses, to get the saints to Jerusalem. I saw that the reason why they were left to go into this great error, is because they have not confessed and forsaken their errors, that they have been in for a number of years past.

Another warning not to be bothered about the Jewish question, or, in principle, any other thing that will fill our minds and then have no room for the sealing message, or the seal. See page # in this work for more detail explanation.
God Bless your study

Sabbath January 28, 2012

And part two:

  and will go on, and all will be shaken out who are not willing to take a bold and unyielding stand for the truth,

 
How many times in your own history have you witnessed someone stand for the light they had? stand for the truth they understood? stand alone, facing the, nearly, whole church body? If you have not witnessed it, I am sure you have heard of such a case. Now, it is easier to understand in it’s true setting; for the shaking started, back in 1850.

and sacrifice for God and his cause. The angel said, “Think ye that any will be compelled to sacrifice. No. no. It must be a free-will offering. It will take all to buy the field.”–I cried to God to spare his people, some of whom were fainting and dying.

           I saw that those who have strength to labor with their hands, and help sustain the cause, were as accountable for that strength, as others were for their property.

           The I saw that the judgements of Almighty God were speedily coming. I begged of the angel to speak in his language to the people. Said he, “All the thunders and lightnings of Mount Sinai would not move those who will not be moved by the plain truths of the word of God; neither would an angel’s message awake them.”

           I then beheld the beauty and loveliness of Jesus. His robe was whiter than the whitest white. No language can describe his glory and exalted loveliness. All, all who keep the commandments of God, will enter in through the gates into the City, and have right to the tree of life, and ever be in the presence of the lovely Jesus, whose countenance shines brighter than the sun at noonday.

           Then I was pointed to Adam and Eve in Eden. They partook of the forbidden tree, and then the flaming sword was placed around the tree of life, and they were driven from the Garden, lest they should partake of the tree of life, and be immortal sinners. The tree of life was to perpetuate immortality. I heard an angel ask, “Who of the family of Adam have passed that flaming sword, and have partaken of the tree of life?” I heard another angel answer, “Not one of the family of Adam have passed that flaming sword, and partaken of that tree; therefore there is not an immortal sinner. The soul that sinneth it shall die an everlasting death; a death that will last for ever, where there will be no hope of a resurrection; and then the wrath of God will be appeased.”

           I saw that the saints will rest in the Holy City, and reign as kings and priests one thousand years; then Jesus will descend with the saints upon the mount of Olives, and the mount will part asunder, and become a mighty plain for the Paradise of God to rest upon.

This incredibly important point should be marked carefully by all. At Christ’s second coming, all the saints will meet him in the air, he will not then touch the earth. It is at this, his third coming, at the end of the 1,000 years, that Christ touches the mount of Olives.

This shows forth the truth. Beware of any other part of the counterfeit SOP that claims this happens at the second coming, it is the lies of Satan. There are two references of note on this point. The first is Desire of Ages, page 829, declares, “when he comes again” he will touch the mount of Olives. Great Controversy, page 359, quotes from Joseph Wolff’s journal, saying a much stronger, more elaborate, description, and nothing around it says he was wrong; he is quoted “as if” he were correct.

The rest of the earth will not be cleansed until the wicked dead are raised (at the end of the one thousand years) and gather up around the city; for the feet of the wicked will never desecrate the earth made new. Then fire will come down from God out of heaven and devour them; burn them up root and branch. Satan is the root, and his children are the branches. The same fire that will devour the wicked, will purify the earth.

We have perfect harmony with the 1858 Great Controversy in all points mentioned. This passage does not, however, tell all that we now know.

  Eli Curtis.–It is well known by many of the brethren, that Eli Curtis has published many of my visions. He has pursued such an inconsistent course for some time past; and his influence on the cause of truth is such at this time that I feel it my duty to say to the brethren that I have no faith in his course; and that he has published my visions contrary to my wishes, even after I had requested him not to publish them. E. G. White.

I left this last paragraph in, because too many people claim that they do not want to say anything bad about anyone.  Well, there comes a time when you will be held responsible for not sounding the warning about a wolf in sheep’s clothes.

God Bless your Study

Friday January 27, 2012

Chapter 12 is next. One chapter per vision, generally, but not always. Part one of two.

The Present Truth, No. 9, p. 71, April 1850, (date published)

April 1, 1850 To the “Little Flock.”

           Dear Brethren.–The Lord gave me a view, January 26, which I will relate. I saw that some of the people of God were stupid and dormant; and were but half awake, and did not realize the time we were now living in; and that the “man” with the “dirt-brush” had entered, and that some were in danger of being swept away.

You can find “Brother Miller’s Dream” about the man with the dirt-brush, in chronological order, in this work on page #.

  I begged of Jesus to save them, to spare them a little longer, and let them see their awful danger, that they might get ready before it should be for ever too late. The angel said, “Destruction is coming like a mighty whirlwind.” I begged of the angel to pity and to save those who loved this world, and were attached to their possessions, and were not willing to cut loose from them, and sacrifice them to speed the messengers on their way to feed the hungry sheep, who were perishing for want of spiritual food.

The 1858 GC points out, on page 142, that those who were perfect and prepared for translation on October 22, 1844, had made an entire consecration, a complete sacrifice.

   As I viewed poor souls dying for want of the present truth, and some who professed to believe the truth were letting them die, by withholding the necessary means to carry forward the work of God, the sight was too painful, and I begged of the angel to remove it from me. I saw that when the cause of God called for some of their property, like the young man who came to Jesus, [Matthew 19:16-22.] they went away sorrowful; and that soon the overflowing scourge would pass over and sweep their possessions all away, and then it would be too late to sacrifice earthly goods, and lay up a treasure in heaven.

Present Truth is now being revived. Various individuals have stood up in fulfillment of the saying in the 1858 Great Controversy, page 184, to give “the straight testimony” to the Laodiceans. But now, the Internet has arrived. No more can those in power prevent the spread of information. Light is available to all, virtually everywhere.

Bert Haloviak, evidently a researcher for the General Conference, wrote a paper titled, “In the Shadow of the ‘Daily’: Background and Aftermath of the 1919 Bible and History Teacher’s Conference,” available on the church’s web archive site, and noting an amazing point many have never heard of. On pages 24-25 he quotes Stephen Haskell as remembering a prediction by Ellen, that “there would be a time when the testimonies would be in demand ‘just as they were originally given in order to meet objections before we got through.’”
Today the demand is high, among those who want truth. You can help by supporting this work, wherever you see it being done.

           I then saw the glorious Redeemer, beautiful and lovely, that he left the realms of glory, and came to this dark and lonely world, to give his precious life and die, the just for the unjust. He bore the cruel mocking and scourging, and wore the platted crown of thorns, and sweat great drops of blood in the garden; while the burden of the sins of the whole world were upon him. The angel asked, “What for?” O, I saw and knew that it was for us; for our sins he suffered all this, that by his precious blood he might redeem us unto God.   
           Then again was held up before me those who were not willing to dispose of this world’s goods to save perishing souls, by sending them the truth, while Jesus stands before the Father, pleading his blood, his sufferings and his death for them; and while God’s messengers were waiting, ready to carry them the saving truth that they might be sealed with the seal of the living God.

Printed matter is called “the silent messengers” and for many, it is all they have.

           It was hard for some who professed to believe the present truth, to even do so little as to hand the messengers God’s own money, that he had lent them to be stewards over.
           Then the suffering Jesus, his sacrifice and love so deep, as to give his life for them, was again held up before me; and then the lives of those who professed to be his followers, who had this world’s goods, and considered it so great a thing to help the cause of salvation. The angel said, “Can such enter heaven?” Another angel answered, “No, never, never, never. Those who are not interested in the cause of God on earth, can never sing the song of redeeming love above.”
           I saw that the quick work that God was doing on earth would soon be cut short in righteousness, and that the swift messengers must speed on their way to search out the scattered flock. An angel said, “Are all messengers? No, no, God’s messengers have a message.”

Notice the perfect harmony here also, as the false shepherds are not mentioned as being subjects of the search. As I am sure you will remember, page # of this work, and the Present Truth, No. 8, p. 64, God explicitly instructs us not to try taking this message to the false shepherds.

  I saw that the cause of God had been hindered, and dishonored by some travelling who had no message from God. Such will have to give an account to God for every dollar they have used in travelling where it was not their duty to go; for that money might have helped on the cause of God, and for the lack of it, souls have starved and died for the want of spiritual food, that might have been given them by God’s called and chosen messengers if they had had the means.

Ever gone to a meeting where someone stood up to talk and he had no message? All such will have a fearful account to pay.

           The mighty shaking has commenced,

   This is the first announcement by God that the shaking has started. Once this is accepted, many other passages will be seen in their true light. A good example of this can be found in No. 9, p. 1, “Everything is to be shaken that can be shaken.”

   Now all the church trials through which you have had to pass make sense. You are being prepared for Heaven. Your character is being perfected.

   This also is in total disagreement with the way most understand this faith. There are a huge number of charts extant today, all showing the shaking as being yet future. They are all in darkness, the blind leading the blind. This is the effect of reading and studying the counterfeit as if it were from God, and this, in spite of the fact, that these words appear in six different publications of the counterfeit. “God does nothing in partnership with Satan.” No. 27, p. 129.

God Bless your Study