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Sabbath September 28, 2013

“The pen is mightier than the sword” is often heard through the halls of time. Man comes up with some true thoughts; God comes up with truth, in it’s purist form.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

I really like this following example.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:1-5

Note carefully the words in red from the above passage.

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5

Now note these words in red. Are they saying the same thing?

Well, let’s stack another precept on top of that and see what happens.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105

How amazing!
God’s word is a light! Psalms 119:105
The Word was God! John 1:1
God is light! 1 John 1:5

Certainly we can not be that far off the mark in our discussion about God’s word. This is worthy of major thought.

God Bless your study

Sabbath August 24, 2013

Today is another Sabbath day. Or is it? Do you know? Hopefully you are proving things you are told. How about really keeping the Sabbath? What am I talking about? You don’t work on the Sabbath, you fellowship in some way with believers; “What lack I yet?” is the language of your soul.

Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Hebrews 3:7
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: Hebrews 3:8
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Hebrews 3:9
Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. Hebrews 3:10
So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. Hebrews 3:11
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Hebrews 3:12
But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? Hebrews 3:17
And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? Hebrews 3:18
So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. Hebrews 3:19

Too many of us think that because we act like an Adventist we are believers. Yet, there is more, much more.

Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. Hebrews 4:1
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. Hebrews 4:2
For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. Hebrews 4:3
For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. Hebrews 4:4
And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Hebrews 4:5
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Hebrews 4:6
Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Hebrews 4:7
For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. Hebrews 4:8
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. Hebrews 4:9
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Hebrews 4:10
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. Hebrews 4:11
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

There is a rest for God’s people, right here it is.

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, Isaiah 28:9-14

And the supporting verse.

not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13

Especially on the Sabbath is the time to labour to enter into that rest, the rest of the “sweet love, joy, and peace” (The Day-Star) that can only come from God. This is the true “keeping the Sabbath” (page 205, 1858 Great Controversy) that will place you in the 144,000, who will “follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.”

It’s going to take some belief, some labour, some study, some asking, some seeking, some knocking, some decision on your part to accept what God teaches through his words. A lamp, Psalms 119:105, is not a vessel that holds oil and has a wick sticking out of one end; no! it is God’s word….

God Bless your study

Friday August 23, 2013

As a writer I know I am expected to know my stuff. But, I am not a writer by profession. I am a carpenter, schooled in the arts of carpentry by hard experience. Most of my work has been interior mouldings of all types.

One day a young fellow joined the crew. I was installing crown between the beams and cabinets in the kitchen. One particular frame had an extreme angle, about fifteen degrees, and required a special jig setup to cut. This fellow was watching me work and when I brought in that assembled frame to install, he stepped up to ask me how in the world I could assemble such a frame and expect it to fit. I said, “well, lets see.” It was my day, the fit was perfect, in front of an audience.

With writing it is different. I struggle with spelling. Got four (4) right out of fifty (50) on one of my more memorable tests. I am an iconoclast at many things. One of my supervisors chewed me out for my constant modification of my tools. Well, they were often just not made right. Designed and executed by people who did not use them. I have a similar attitude about the many rules for English; of which, I find rather refreshing the freedom found in the KJV Bible of using God’s words to define his own words.

I recently bought a used book Lapsing Into a Comma, by Bill Walsh, Copy Desk Chief, Business Desk, the Washington Post. Even though considered a stylebook, it seems to be more a collection of notes written on small pieces of paper and stuffed into one’s pockets.

Then I came to page 61, bottom paragraph.

Before radio and TV, let alone 24-hour cable news and C-SPAN, the lying journalist could rest assured that very few people would ever catch such deception [changing a quote]. Today, however, it’s pretty likely that somewhere someone is watching CNN and …. After all, what is the point of quote marks if not to signal that what’s inside is a verbatim account of what was said?

In our work, here at sopvindicated.org, we understand this, nearly perfectly. I am very sure that Willie was resting “assured that very few people would ever catch such deception.” Many of our readers own the White Estate 2008 Research CD. At about $20.00 it’s a great price and a very fast tool. I can copy and paste a document from there into WordPerfect and do the same with the original document and in seconds have a comparison, all in living color.

Willie could never have dreamed of the tool computers would be in our day, unraveling all Willie’s footsteps. Showing to the world the proof of the claims, such as “rubber stamp testimonies.” See The Early Elmshaven Years, page 46, at the bottom.

Unfortunately for the GCSDA church, the die has been cast, the strong delusion (2 Thessalonians 2:11) has been chosen by God (Isaiah 66:4) and only those who become ASKers, ask, seek, knock, will be given the mystery of the kingdom of God (Mark 4:10-11).

Many people are offended by this saying, yet it is even so, as the texts prove. Brothers and Sisters, there is no time to linger like Lot did. Don’t count on an angel showing up to drag you out of an apostate church and into Heaven. No, it’s only the ASKers that will make it—if they are faithful!

Come with us, we are following the Christ!

God Bless your Study

Sabbath August 17, 2013

Continuing our reading from James’s book, Life Incidents.

1. The three messages constitute a solemn warning to the world to prepare for the coming of Christ. The closing division of this great warning is a test to the world and ripens the harvest of the earth. Those who receive the warning and prepare for the coming of the Lord, are ripened by it for immortality. Those who reject it, are ripened for the day of slaughter. p. 339, Para. 1, [LIFE].

2. The warning given by Noah, the manner his message was treated, and the wrath of God in a flood of water, illustrate the closing events of the present state of things. “As the days of Noah were, so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.” God did not call this preacher of righteousness to warn the next to the last generation before the flood, but the very last. The very generation which drank the waters of the flood, saw Noah build the ark, and heard his warning voice. How absurd the supposition that Noah built the ark, and gave his warning message in the time of next to the last generation, so that those who heard his message and saw his work, passed into the grave, and the ark went to decay, and their children came upon the stage of action to witness unwarned the terrors of the flood. p. 339, Para. 2, [LIFE].

3. The last great warning was to be given to the last generation of men. They very ones who hear it, receive it, obey it, and are waiting for the Lord, will exclaim, as the Son of man shall return with his angels down the blazing vault of heaven, “Lo! this is our God, we have waited for him, and he will save us.” And the very men who reject the warning, and justly merit the wrath of God, will also witness the second advent in flaming fire with terror and anguish. This warning is not given to next to the last generation, but to the very last. Then, as certain as the great warning, illustrated by the three messages of Rev. xiv, had been, and is being given in our day, just so certain the generation that has heard the warning will witness the day of wrath, and the revelation of the Son of God from Heaven. One of two things is certain; either Seventh-day Adventists are wrong in the application of the messages, or Christ is very soon coming. If they are correct in their application of the great warning, then the very men who hear it will witness its terrible realities. p. 339, Para. 3, [LIFE].

“Verily I say unto you,” says Christ, “this generation shall not pass away, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Matt. xxiv, 34, 35. We do not believe that the word generation marks any definite number of years. The Lord designed to teach that the people who should live at the time of the fulfillment of the last sign mentioned (falling stars of 1833,) and should hear the proclamation of the coming of Christ, based partly upon the fulfilled signs, should witness the scenes connected with his coming. God has raised up men to give the solemn warning to the world at the right time. The signs were fulfilled at the right time to give force to the warning. And the very generation of men that live after the three great signs are fulfilled, and who hear and reject the warning message, will drink the unmingled cup of the wrath of God. And those of this very generation who receive the message, suffer disappointment and endure the trials of the waiting position, will witness the coming of Christ, and exclaim, “Lo! this is our God, we have waited for him.” p. 340, Para. 1, [LIFE].

Dear reader, if watchful and faithful to duty, we shall very soon enter the harbor of eternal rest. Keep a good look-out. Oh, be not deceived, and overcome by the world, the flesh, and the Devil. True faith forbids your looking into the future, and laying plans for the benefit of the next generation. It shuts you up to the present. But it is to be feared that those who are employing their physical and mental forces to accumulate wealth for their children, while they are neglecting their duty to the cause of present truth, and do not give themselves and families time to seek and serve God, are making a terrible mistake. They not only fail to help the cause, and fail to walk with God, and fail to exert the best influence in their own families, but their influence in professing so solemn and definite a position as that the present is the period for the third and last solemn warning, while in works they deny their faith, is decidedly against the cause. p. 340, Para. 2, [LIFE].

The world exhibits madness in grasping for wealth. A spirit of insanity has taken hold of men upon the subject of worldly gain; and many who profess present truth are more or less imbued with it. With those who do not fear God and keep his commandments, and are not looking for the soon coming of his Son, this is what might be expected. But with Seventh-day Adventists there is no excuse. With them it is insanity and madness. Why should they accumulate wealth for their children? Should the Lord remain away a hundred years, wealth handed down to them would be their almost certain ruin. Look to the history of truly good and great men. Have they sprung up amid wealth? Or have they come from families trained in the school of poverty and want? Read the histories of the early lives of martin Luther and Abraham Lincoln. Both were poor boys. But they soon became great men, by facing want, grappling with poverty, and overcoming those obstacles ever lying in the path of want. Such a struggle in early life gave them experience, and was the safeguard of their purity. While the names of these good men are embalmed in the memory and affection of the people, those of hundreds, who received riches from their parents, have rotted, because money was in the way of their doing what they should have done, and being what they might have been. setting aside the coming of the Lord, there is no more certain ruin to the children than for them to look to, and lean upon, their parents wealth. p. 341, Para. 1, [LIFE].

But what can be said of the influence of those brethren who profess to believe that the last great warning to the world is being given, yet devote their entire energies to accumulating wealth for their children? What can be the influence upon their children? Is it not to lead them to love this world? to put off the coming of the Lord? to neglect the necessary preparation? Are they not taking a course directly to shut them out of the kingdom of Heaven? And is there any hope of the salvation of either parents or children while pursuing such an inconsistent course? Without the faith of the soon coming of the Lord, they are pursuing a course to secure their ruin. With this faith, while pursuing a course to deny it in work, they are making that ruin certain. p. 342, Para. 1, [LIFE].

The short period of probation remaining should be improved in laying up treasure in Heaven, and seeking that preparation necessary to its enjoyment in the next life. Parents, I entreat of you, live out the precious Advent faith before your children. Lead them to Jesus, and teach them by your faith and works to secure a preparation for his coming. Let your influence in favor of truth and holiness extend to all around, that it may be said to you, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. p. 342, Para. 2, [LIFE].

This material gave me a much needed better handle on the subject. Clearly God has called us to a unique position. Holding that position is not easy, but it is God ordained as the very best thing for us in this patient, waiting, watching time.

God Bless your Study

Friday August 9, 2013

Just recently God added to our little flock a man, with his family. I am so happy! PRAISE GOD!!! It is a beautiful thing!

This man and his wife joined the SDA church about twenty years ago. They stayed about five years and left. But, he has remained faithful to the faith for the past fifteen years! Buying books, reading, studying, researching, answering to the drawing of the Father.

A Sister who was on Facebook connected with him because she promotes the truth. She slowly faithfully fed him with little bits of meat, as one who is faithfully watching for souls, tenderly withholding from overeating to prevent him from vomiting, which means he would give up the sweet words of truth, Proverbs 23:8.

Turns out that he lives close to me, within an hour. I was over this Sabbath past and shared a beautiful time with he and his whole family.

Probably the most beautiful moment for me was when I talked about a truth and gave the reference. He looked at me just a second and said, “I got that book,” as he jumped up to retrieve the book. As he left the table I turned to the others and said, “See, he did not take my word for it, he is going to prove what I have just told him!”

Ahhh, beautiful moment!!! That’s part of why I have made (nearly) all the books available on this site— for free. If you are online, you can prove what I have said at no cost.

This man is just like those noble Bereans who searched their books “daily, whether those things were so.” I am so happy, just full of joy for God has shown that there are others out there that are searching for the truth. They are willing to prove all things.

The worst part of this is those who have bought into the deceptions of Satan about studying. Greek, Hebrew, exegesis, hermeneutics are trash that blocks God’s teaching of the truth; God’s words defining God’s words; spiritual things spiritually understood.

Then there is “context” which we discussed before. It is an argument of convenience to excuse a lie. Probably the most aggress is the letter “Ellen Dreams of James” which lies are excused using context as the argument. Terrible deception!

None of this happens with the true. Why? Because every word of God is pure. Take it as it’s written. Prove it.

God Bless your Study

Tuesday August 6, 2013

An amazing insight has come. Back to the understanding of A = B and B = C, then A = C also and it makes good sense. In the Apocrypha, The Wisdom of Solomon 7:22, is the text that tells us wisdom is Christ. Elsewhere in the Bible we learn that wisdom is the hidden treasure.

Therefore, the true definition of the hidden treasure is Christ.

This is very cool and in complete harmony with other things we know about Christ. For in him is all things, all the fulness and all in all.

For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Colossians 2:9

And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 1 Corinthians 12:6

And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:28

Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Ephesians 1:23

We are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: Ephesians 1:3

Christ is everything. It’s a part of the plan of salvation, ordained by God.

Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: Ephesians 1:8-10

Only for those who stay after the meeting and ASK—Ask, Seek, Knock, Mark 4:10-11, get to know the mystery of the kingdom.

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Ephesians 1:17-23

I pray that you too will enter that Sabbath rest, spiritually discerning spiritual things by using God’s words to define God’s words, thus coming into a better, more perfect understanding of God’s will for your life.

God Bless your Study

Thursday July 11, 2013

There is a huge problem when man meets God, it is man’s thinking. Today a very large component of this problem is the so called “critical thinking” that is so popular with many. I checked on the web and there is a lot of material on this subject.

We have criticalthinking.org, .com, .net and maybe more I did not see. As with most things there is good and bad in this. Generally speaking you can take a group of people, all of whom consider themselves to be critical thinkers, and show them something. Then do an individual examination of each and a very wide array of observations can be cataloged, not all of which agree.

What is happening is seen to be the differences in the thinking processes. Now bring in religious matters. Now on top of everything is this spiritual overlay, the Great Controversy between Christ and his angels and Satan and his angels. Now try to accomplish something. You well know to what I refer.

1 Corinthians 1:17 through 3:4 is a very interesting commentary on man’s thinking processes. It’s called the wisdom of this world. Critical thinking can be both good and bad, but in the spiritual realm, first must come a connection with Christ. God sanctifies and makes pure what is done, what is thought, that the outcomes of action are in harmony with his will.

That is not say that you will not get crucified. Christ was. As were many others after him.

Now I want to bring Thomas into the picture. I want you to think carefully about what you know about doubting Thomas. Christ reproved Thomas for his “critical thinking.” Thomas was not happy that Christ revealed himself to the rest of the disciples when he, Thomas, was not there.

Pride is too often a component of critical thinking as it is taught in college, the height, as it were, of worldly wisdom, which calls the things of God “foolishness,” because, as Christ told Thomas, “Be not faithless, but believing.” To just “believe” is “foolishness” to the worldly wise, “we must question” they say; while the poor, the lame, the halt, the blind, the prostitute, the thieves, the beggars, all go into Heaven, believing and leaving the world behind.

Be careful, is what I am saying. Satan is constantly putting suggestions into our minds, page 180, 1858 Great Controversy. And these thoughts are not usually wicked at the beginning, just something to appeal to a weak point in our characters and get us off the path. That’s all that’s necessary.

Humility is necessary before God and man. I am a sinner. I only live now by God’s great mercy to forgive and heal me that I might work to warn others with the truth. There is no thing in my own self that I can glory in. God is all in all in every area of my life. I know. Once I was young, now I am old. I held the fire of youth in my hand, I lost in the pride of strength. God showed me the true source of all good things that will not bite at the last.

The Christian goes to his grave in peace, the proud, the wicked, in pieces.

We really don’t have much time left. Christ may come this very year, will you be ready?

God Bless your study

Wednesday July 10, 2013

Many people these days are thinking that time is about done, or, in other words, Christ will return soon. But it’s always about five to ten years out.

We are in the patient, waiting, watching time. I am and will be largely focused on and taking phrases from, No. 16, pages 85 to 104, titled Epistle Number Seven for today’s post. It is quite specific to this point of being in expectation of Christ’s second coming. I highly recommend that you print out these nineteen pages, get your marker out and read them, mark them; if that does not move you to a higher level of awareness of Christ’s very near return, then read it again while pleading with God in your heart to impress you of the great importance of this matter!

I am a fourth generation SDA. We are now 169 years from 1844. Because of this seemingly great disparity in expectations many keep Christ’s coming about ten years out, which really is a form of “forever,” but in their actions are proclaiming their true faith, that Christ is not coming in their lifetime, so an “I must take care of me” attitude springs up and without notice our minds are filled with the world and there is found no place in our minds for that all important seal.

But maybe you were not planning to go anyway? In which case you can just skip this post and get on with your day, right? But if you are planning to go, maybe, just maybe, you should do what it takes to get these pages into your mind.

It’s been over forty years since I graduated from academy. My Dad and my Mom are in the grave. It’s over for them, their probation has closed. It does not matter if Christ was coming, because he didn’t. But this is a major point in this whole thing. If Christ does not come before you die, your probation closes at death; therefore, you MUST prepare NOW, not later. There is no “later.”

Those that have died in the faith of this message are resurrected by the voice of the Father, but this is the deliverance of the saints. There are no trials to be endured, no temptations to resist, and no overcoming to do, for all are perfect as they come from the grave. Did the grave change them? No! They were perfect when they went into the grave.

And that is exactly where we are to be. We must overcome the world in the here and now.

God foresaw all this and took the very best route to preserve the saints all through the patient, waiting, watching time. And that method is to believe in the immediate second coming of Christ. That is the key.

If we are keeping that glorious event foremost in our thoughts every day, we will make better decisions when it comes to worldly business. Maybe God has some work for you to do that you can not do if you take that job in Arkansas (a state in the USA). We weigh our decisions based on what is in our minds. If our minds are full of the world, we are going to make a decision based on the suggestions that Satan is constantly putting in our minds. That is what the world is all about.

If your mind is filled with faith and trust in God, believing in the immediate second coming, you will probably make better, more spiritual decisions. You will weigh matters on spiritual scales instead of the world’s scales.

The great importance of this whole thing is for us to understand that we MUST get ready for eternal life right now. Then, it will not matter if comes this year, next year or in another hundred years; because you will have the seal in your mind that you must have upon the closing of your probation; which happens at your death or when Christ throws down the censer.

I feel the danger to the saints on this point. As interesting as world events are, they are nothing compared to your perfection of your character. Embrace what you must, what God puts in your path today. He did it to get you perfected. He is preserving your very life to give you tests and trials that reveal your true condition to you. Accept this, embrace this, love God for his great mercy to work to prepare us. It is the bitter cup he has given us in mercy and love.

Then, whatever happens—you will be sealed.

God Bless your Study

Tuesday July 9, 2013

This work of correcting wrongs, calling liars liars, tearing down the high walls of Jericho to expose the false foundations of many generations, is not easy. Unfortunately there is a distance between me, through this site, and you, wherever you may be. We pray that God will fill that distance and provide the ‘touch’ missing between the words and the reader.

We fully believe the following words apply in every case.

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him John 6:44

May God draw you to the truth is our prayer. But many are offended at the position we take and labor to turn others from the truth. God is no stranger to all this. He counsels us.

If persons are as deserving to be separated from the church as Satan was of being cast out of Heaven, they will have sympathizers. There is always a class who are more influenced by individuals than they are controlled by the Spirit of God and sound principles; and they are, in their unconsecrated state, ever ready to take up upon the wrong side, and give their pity and sympathy to the very ones who least deserve it. These sympathizers have a powerful influence with others, and things are seen in a perverted light, and great harm is done, and many souls ruined. Satan, in his rebellion, took a third part of the angels. They turned from the Father and from his Son, and united with the instigator of rebellion. With these facts before us, we should move with the greatest caution. What can we expect in our connection with men and women with peculiar minds but trials and perplexity. We must bear this, and avoid the necessity of rooting up the tares, lest the wheat be rooted up also. p. 174, Para. 2, [21OT].

In the world ye shall have tribulation, but in me ye shall have peace. The trials to which Christians are subjected in sorrow, adversity, and reproach, are the appointed means of God to separate the chaff from the wheat. Our selfishness, love of worldly pleasure, evil passions, and pride, must be all overcome, and therefore God sends us afflictions to test and prove us, and show us that these evils exist in our characters; and we must, through his strength and grace, overcome, that we may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. “For our light affliction,” says Paul, “which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” Afflictions, crosses, temptations, adversity, and our varied trials, are God’s workmen to refine us, sanctify us, and fit us for the heavenly garner. p. 175, Para. 1, [21OT].

We strive to hold high the banner of truth and hold out the hand of help. Many, very many will never get on the Ark, only eight did. This reminds us of a text.

Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8

We pray that you will be one of the faithful that will “prove all things” and “hold fast that which is good.”

Please feel free to ask any questions and get the answers. Most everything we have ever discovered is discussed here, on the site or on the blog. Our purpose is to bring everything into the light of day and give you the tools to make your own decision. We believe that Heaven will be populated by choice, a free choice of each one there.

God Bless your Study

Sabbah June 29, 2013

I fell to thinking about the seven day trip to Heaven this morning.

Why seven days? What will we be doing during that time?

This might possibly be a partial answer. Think about this. We will all have just been rescued! This resurrection event is the grand culmination of the Gospel dispensation. All the saints will have a true conscious understanding of going into the prisonhouse of death, either at the hands of the wicked through martyrdom or natural causes; now suddenly! set free!!! rescued!!!

In an instant from those pangs of death or the threat thereof for the 144,000, to the glow of immortality and a rising from the earth to meet Christ in the air!!! I believe there will be great expressions of thanks to God as faith has become sight!!!

We actually have a biblical precedent for this. Remember when the three were thrown into the fiery furnace? the flames so hot they slew those strong men who threw them in, shooting seventy five feet into the air!

Those three chose death at the hands of the wicked. In their own minds they were martyred. Yet instead of heat they experienced “a moist whistling wind” as they passed into the furnace. Then in the Apocrypha we have the story. I believe this story will be lived out again at Christ’s second coming, a thousand times a thousand and thousands of thousands! as the rescued saints realize the substance of their faith.

I am going to put that story here, in it’s entirety, for your convenience. I pray that this Sabbath day you will see these things with the eye of faith, enter into the PRAISE OF GOD!!! by faith as he rescues all the saints the final time! Ponder your own reaction as you personally realize this deliverance from the jaws of death! Will you not be as grateful as the three in the furnace? I think so. Ponder as you read this Sabbath day of that future’s day of joy unspeakable!!!

The Song of the three holy children, which followeth in the third Chapter of Daniel after this place, [And they walked in the midst of the fire, praising God, and blessing the Lord.] That which followeth is not in the Hebrew; to wit, [Then Azarias stood up] unto these words, [And Nabuchodonosor.]

1:1 Then Azarias stood up, and prayed on this manner; and opening his mouth in the midst of the fire said,
1:2 Blessed art thou, O Lord God of our fathers: thy name is worthy to be praised and glorified for evermore:
1:3 For thou art righteous in all the things that thou hast done to us: yea, true are all thy works, thy ways are right, and all thy judgments truth.
1:4 In all the things that thou hast brought upon us, and upon the holy city of our fathers, even Jerusalem, thou hast executed true judgment: for according to truth and judgment didst thou bring all these things upon us because of our sins.
1:5 For we have sinned and committed iniquity, departing from thee.
1:6 In all things have we trespassed, and not obeyed thy commandments, nor kept them, neither done as thou hast commanded us, that it might go well with us.
1:7 Wherefore all that thou hast brought upon us, and every thing that thou hast done to us, thou hast done in true judgment.
1:8 And thou didst deliver us into the hands of lawless enemies, most hateful forsakers of God, and to an unjust king, and the most wicked in all the world.
1:9 And now we cannot open our mouths, we are become a shame and reproach to thy servants; and to them that worship thee.
1:10 Yet deliver us not up wholly, for thy name’s sake, neither disannul thou thy covenant:
1:11 And cause not thy mercy to depart from us, for thy beloved Abraham’s sake, for thy servant Issac’s sake, and for thy holy Israel’s sake;
1:12 To whom thou hast spoken and promised, that thou wouldest multiply their seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that lieth upon the seashore.
1:13 For we, O Lord, are become less than any nation, and be kept under this day in all the world because of our sins.
1:14 Neither is there at this time prince, or prophet, or leader, or burnt offering, or sacrifice, or oblation, or incense, or place to sacrifice before thee, and to find mercy.
1:15 Nevertheless in a contrite heart and an humble spirit let us be accepted.
1:16 Like as in the burnt offerings of rams and bullocks, and like as in ten thousands of fat lambs: so let our sacrifice be in thy sight this day, and grant that we may wholly go after thee: for they shall not be confounded that put their trust in thee.
1:17 And now we follow thee with all our heart, we fear thee, and seek thy face.
1:18 Put us not to shame: but deal with us after thy lovingkindness, and according to the multitude of thy mercies.
1:19 Deliver us also according to thy marvellous works, and give glory to thy name, O Lord: and let all them that do thy servants hurt be ashamed;
1:20 And let them be confounded in all their power and might, and let their strength be broken;
1:21 And let them know that thou art God, the only God, and glorious over the whole world.
1:22 And the king’s servants, that put them in, ceased not to make the oven hot with rosin, pitch, tow, and small wood;
1:23 So that the flame streamed forth above the furnace forty and nine cubits.
1:24 And it passed through, and burned those Chaldeans it found about the furnace.
1:25 But the angel of the Lord came down into the oven together with Azarias and his fellows, and smote the flame of the fire out of the oven;
1:26 And made the midst of the furnace as it had been a moist whistling wind, so that the fire touched them not at all, neither hurt nor troubled them.
1:27 Then the three, as out of one mouth, praised, glorified, and blessed, God in the furnace, saying,
1:28 Blessed art thou, O Lord God of our fathers: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.
1:29 And blessed is thy glorious and holy name: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.
1:30 Blessed art thou in the temple of thine holy glory: and to be praised and glorified above all for ever.
1:31 Blessed art thou that beholdest the depths, and sittest upon the cherubims: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.
1:32 Blessed art thou on the glorious throne of thy kingdom: and to be praised and glorified above all for ever.
1:33 Blessed art thou in the firmament of heaven: and above all to be praised and glorified for ever.
1:34 O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever,
1:35 O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:36 O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:37 O all ye waters that be above the heaven, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:38 O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:39 O ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:40 O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:41 O every shower and dew, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:42 O all ye winds, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever,
1:43 O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:44 O ye winter and summer, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:45 0 ye dews and storms of snow, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:46 O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord: bless and exalt him above all for ever.
1:47 O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:48 O ye ice and cold, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:49 O ye frost and snow, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:50 O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:51 O let the earth bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:52 O ye mountains and little hills, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:53 O all ye things that grow in the earth, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:54 O ye mountains, bless ye the Lord: Praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:55 O ye seas and rivers, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:56 O ye whales, and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:57 O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:58 O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:59 O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:60 O Israel, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:61 O ye priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:62 O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:63 O ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:64 O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
1:65 O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever: far he hath delivered us from hell, and saved us from the hand of death, and delivered us out of the midst of the furnace and burning flame: even out of the midst of the fire hath he delivered us.
1:66 O give thanks unto the Lord, because he is gracious: for his mercy endureth for ever.
1:67 O all ye that worship the Lord, bless the God of gods, praise him, and give him thanks: for his mercy endureth for ever.

I will make a further comment at this point. Because of the similarities of the above to the Catholic mass I have to believe the mass to be Satan’s counterfeit of real praise to God. We have some shades of understanding on this point found in Christian Experience and Views, page 36, wherein we are instructed by God, “‘Continual repetition,’ said the Angel, ‘yet God is glorified by it.’” It appears that we have some things to learn about true praise to the Father.

God Bless your Study