Apr
8

Sabbath ~ April 9, 2016

 

       In looking around at the world around us, there is much to distract as we see Satan’s agents struggling to incite war, racial strife, riot, bloodshed, death, destruction, &c. I say struggling because they are. Their goals they are not able to achieve. Reducing the population of the world in any way possible, is just not working.
 
World War III just is not happening.
 
The four angels are holding the four winds. Revelation 7:1
 
        God is in control. The four winds will be held untill Christ gets on the cloud to leave Heaven, headed for earth. EP261 (Early Publications, page 261)
 
        It must be a time of peace in order for the third angel to do his work. EP296 That work will end and probation will close.
 
       If the Loud Cry is coming as the Midnight Cry, EP413, it seems reasonable that it will go, or end, also, as the Midnight Cry; meaning, that when the third angel’s work is done, God will send everyone home. The burden for sinners will be lifted and mercy’s voice will fall silent. Life Incidents,p186
 
       Then it is that some will search for hearing God’s word, but they will not find it. Amos 8:11 Mankind’s probation will have closed… forever. Then there is an unknown period of time untill Christ takes his seat on the cloud to come to earth. EP261
 
       Then the four angels stop holding the four winds. Then it is that Satan has full control of the wicked. Then it is that people will turn on each other with satanic fury. A rage burning in their hearts, seen in their eyes, true terror stalks the land, brother against brother, sister against sister; all the while the seven last plagues will be falling and taking their toll; for that is their purpose, to destroy man off the earth. 1858GC,p200-201&1SP,p85 (1858 Great Controversy & Spirit of Prophecy, Vol.1)
 
       Then it is that Satan gets his way. His agents are delighted with the reduction of earth’s masses, but not with the very painful sores they bear in their bodies. Revelation 16:2 All this rage, hatred, bloodthirsty revenge, gets turned on the righteous. If they have any food, it is taken with violence. 1849 Broadside They flee. It does little good. They are followed, hunted, cornered, and mocked as the wicked prepare to slay them. 1858GC,p201-204
 
        Now is the time to prepare for that hour. Now it is peaceful. Now it is easy to trust in God, have faith, read God’s instructions, &c. And now it is the time of testing, this patient, waiting, watching, time. TNo.16,p96 Now we are tested by little annoyances, little things that irritate, like the drag of time passing with seemingly nothing happening.
 
       I look up at the stars, knowing this future that awaits, knowing that if time lasts longer I may go to my grave,… and see none of it; untill I get called from that grave, if I have been faithful. As I look at the stars, thinking these thoughts, I determine in my heart that I will set my face like a flint, I will be harder than adamant. Isaiah 50:7 & Ezekiel 3:9 I choose to trust in God’s word. I will PRAISE HIS NAME! when it hurts.
 
       And here comes that irritation. Again. But I know that every time I resist evil I get stronger for the next battle. God has revealed himself to me in my life a few times. He saved me physically from death at least twice. He saved me from a besetting sin I could not overcome and get the victory on my own. I know I am a sinner. I know I am a lost man if I allow pride to grow in my life. All I have to do is look back at my life, and I know, without God’s hand in my life I would be lost.
 
       I know that Christ is all in all for me. Without Christ I am not worthy to be a doormat in Heaven. My night cometh. I want to be found watching, faithfully. Then when Christ comes he will not say, “What, could ye not watch with me one hour?” Matthew 26:40 I know without Christ I am a lost man.
 
       I pray to the Father that he will increase my faith, help me to die to the world and it’s devices of distraction, spiritual weaknesses, the enchanted ground. He has given me a work to do. By so doing doubtless I will grow by God’s providence, spiritually.
 
       I heard the Robin’s evening song as even they sing God’s praise. Just a few days past I saw on the ground the feathers and the beak of a Robin that met it’s end.
 
       I know the end is near, it’s very near. We can trust in God, even in death and through the grave. We can… trust in God.
 
God Bless your study

Mar
22

Tuesday ~ March 22, 2016

 

Today I want to promote again this petition.

 

Previously I only sent out some emails, but as Brendan Valiant has stated, in the text below (which is from the petition page), that this is something “which will put all questions at rest and provide full transparency.”
 
The following is the text as it appears on the petition page. It gives a complete explanation of the petition.
 

“In July, 2015, the Ellen G. White Estate released in a searchable, digital archive, the complete extant manuscripts and letters of Ellen White. These were based off of primary handwritten and typed manuscripts and letters that were produced over the course of Ellen White’s lifetime, up to 1915. This marked a huge step for honesty and transparency in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the White Estate are to be heartily thanked for providing this access.

 

“The released database contains some minor editing, including grammatical and spelling additions, but there are some specific places that it does not and cannot adequately reflect the original manuscripts and letters. The handwritten and typed manuscripts and letters also contain in some instances notations by Ellen White indicating corrections to be made when the manuscripts were to be published. Also, some manuscripts or stenographic reports of sermons contain notations to say that Ellen White had read and approved of the contents, while others do not contain such notations. For full transparency to be achieved and all questions to be fully satisfied, it is necessary that researchers have access to the original, scanned copies of all extant handwritten and typed letters and manuscripts so that the database may be verified.

 

“The White Estate have already released scanned copies of other documents in the White household, both incoming and outgoing (though there are still some outstanding from Willie White’s letterbooks). There is nothing to prevent the release of these items which will put all questions at rest and provide full transparency to God’s people who gain a greater understanding of the Blessed Hope from these writings.

 
We are only a small number away from having 200 signers. It would be great if we had 2000! If you have not signed, please consider doing so.
 
Also, it would be nice to read a comment you have left. A different viewpoint, another voice, all combined will increase the perceived desire of the people. Your voice counts!
 
God Bless your study

Mar
21

Monday ~ March 21, 2016

In spite of what you or I may feel at any time, we have a God who made us, who, with the tender care of a loving parent, watches over us ensuring our safety. He never sleeps. He lives forever. Our hope rests in the things he says.

 

Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. Isaiah 46:3-4

    You want security?, right here it is. We can trust our God. Because he never changes we have true security. We found our hope in what he says because he never changes. Because of this we know that even if we die before he sends his Son the second time, we will live again!

 

It’s important to keep these things in mind as we go through our day. It’s a part of the armor we can use to keep Satan’s suggestions out of our minds. It keeps our faces shining with heaven’s light, the light of faith, hope, and trust in a living God!

 

God Bless your Study

Dec
4

Friday ~ December 4, 2015

On my part, I plan on gathering detailed data about the Naples Idaho area relative to existing parcels, size and location, zoning and land usage restrictions, and current ownership. The purpose is to discover two to four “ideal” locations that fit our needs for the establishment of the ASK Press.

 

In the beginning of any business it is very important to control costs. It is also very important in all that we do, to do it in a quality fashion. James states, I believe it is in the 1880 Life Sketches (mine is still packed in a box so this is from memory), “We have said it a hundred times that it is a discredit to S. D. Adventists to do a second class job at anything.”

 

In this neck of the woods there are many Mennonite believers. They have a reputation of doing excellent work. ASK believers (Advent Seventh-day Keepers) should do no less.

 

This applies to every part of the operation. Beginning with the planning, design, and all parts of the execution of that design. All should be done with God’s glory in mind.

 

Having been in the SDA church for fifty years, I have seen many schools, churches, miscellaneous buildings, &c., probably eighty percent of these exhibit the mindset that “God is coming soon, therefore we have no need to build in a quality fashion.” A small case in point. I remember walking the halls of one of the main buildings at Leoni Meadows in California, and the floor was soft, squishy, and squeaked. It was a terrible testimony from the builders.

 

Everything we do in this life is a preparation for eternity. Everything we do in this life is an expression of our then current character revealed in our acts. And that is why we need to do a first class job in all we do.

 

God Bless your study

Dec
3

Thursday ~ December 3, 2015

This is a short note to say that we will be setting up a mailing list. One of those all important items of advertizing. I think most people are rather to somewhat negative about advertizing and with good reason, however, advertizing is really just telling you about what we have. How that is done is where the problems come in.

 

So we do plan to advertize. To you. 😉 And let you know what we have to offer in the way of books.

 

Please send me your email that you would like to use for the purpose of getting our advertizing as we begin the establishment of the ASK Press.

 

(BTW, I rather like the ‘z’ instead of the ‘s’. Just so you know…)

 

Thank you!

 

Art
art@sopvindicated.org

Dec
2

Wednesday ~ December 2, 2015

Here are a few important passages about our subject. These are taken from Testimonies No. 1-11, a photocopy of one published ten years before James’ death, in 1871.

 

I will not be typing up every word, just enough to help you to find it.

 

“If we prove unfaithful in the management of what God lends us here, he will never give us the immortal inheritance. … Some who are aged are unwilling to make any settlement of their worldly business, and in an unexpected moment they sicken and die. Their children who have no interest in the truth, take the property. Satan has managed it as it suited him. … I saw the awful fact that Satan and his evil angels have had more to do with the management of the property of God’s professed people, than the Lord has. … And those who should be wise heirs of salvation almost willingly let their Lord’s money slip out of their hands into the enemy’s ranks. In this way they strengthen Satan’s kingdom, and seem to feel very easy about it.” No.5p.133-134

 

“The matters of the church should not be left in an unsettled condition. Steps should be taken to secure church property for the cause of God, that the work may not be retarded in its progress, and that the means which persons wish to dedicate to God’s cause, may not slip into the enemy’s ranks. I saw that God’s people should act wisely, and leave nothing undone on their part to place matter of the church in a secure state. Then after all is done that they can do, they should trust the Lord to overrule these things for them, that Satan take no advantage of God’s remnant people.” No.6p.149

 
“No name which we can take will be appropriate but that which expresses our faith, and marks us as a peculiar people. The name Seventh-day Adventist, is a standing rebuke to the Protestant world. Here is the line of distinction between the worshipers of God and those who worship the beast, and receive his mark. The great conflict is between the commandments of God and the requirements of the beast.” No.6p.168

 

That is enough for today. Earlier I chose the name Advent Sabbath-Keepers because that was what James’ used before the SDA name, and it is imperative that any such action avoid the names trademarked by the SDA corporation.

 

After some thought, the name Advent Seventh-day Keepers came to mind and I immediately bought a internet domain with that name. It is very close to what James used but it comes closer to God’s instruction to us, as stated above.

 

Many protestants believe they are keeping the Sabbath. The name Advent Seventh-day Keepers positively, unequivocally draws that “line of distinction” and in fact is a perfect fit to God’s instruction, in that it “expresses our faith, and marks us as a peculiar people” and it “is a standing rebuke to the Protestant world.”

 

It also keeps the acronym ASK, which I just happen to like. 😉

 

Going forward, I will be posting more often just not necessarily every day. I have a huge load of work to do to get into production of the books that are so important to the instruction of all.

 

God Bless your Study

Dec
1

Sabbath ~ November 28, 2015

The date above is when this post was started. A big part of the project I have been working on is complete. We are re-located to northern Idaho. Here is our current contact information.

 

Art at Sopvindicated
P. O. Box 370
Naples, Idaho 83847
Cell phone: 208-304-3870

One of the biggest reasons for the move is about the business environment. When begin to close down at the end, this location has the possibility of remaining a little more free a little longer.

 

Naples Idaho has excellent potential for the establishment of the ASK Press; and it is about that that I wish to address.

 

There is a great deal said in the authentic Spirit of Prophecy about unity among God’s people. And, we are to unite on present truth, not anything else. Here is the list of present truth as I currently understand it.

 

The 2300 days
The Sanctuary
The Commandments of God
The Faith of Jesus—Christ
The Sabbath question
The Testimony of Jesus—The Spirit of Prophecy
Man not Immortal

I will give references later, just not in this post.

 

Very many persons that God has used to promote the truth have gone to their grave, leaving their assets to their families that have no part in this faith. This is a sin against their own soul, perhaps never to be blotted out. There is much information given by God to the church on this matter.

 

I propose that interested believers leave off all strange and different beliefs, even from public discussion and come together spiritually on the platform of present truth as presented and endorsed by God in the words of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy.

 

A legal trust must hold the assets of the believers for the explicit purpose of ensuring that the assets that come into my hands are not allowed to pass into Satan’s control. The board of trustees must be composed of persons of experience who are dedicated to maintaining the purity of the text of every single bit of light God has been pleased to deliver into my stewardship and all that is given in the future.

 

I see vacant land being purchased, the ASK Press built, a few dedicated believers living locally and working as independent contractors, with the trust holding the assets for this prophesied second rise of this true Advent faith.

 

Who is on the Lord’s side?
Write.
Call.
Stand up and be counted!

 

We have very much work to be done.

 

God Bless your Study

Aug
5

Wednesday ~ August 5, 2015

A little update on activity on this side of the silver screen.

I am currently working on the re-write of the Advent Message Summary page. It is designed to correct the errors of that original message page which was written as a work in progress, under a constant stream of study, pressuring the early writing with a huge wave of corrections.

It has become larger than I expected at first. Later studies have revealed further details all of which are in perfect harmony with what the true pioneers understood to be present truth. This page may become the largest on the site; perhaps to remain so for some time.

As with the first writing, footnotes will be available by clicking on links that will have this appearance. [.1.] There will also be a back link for easy travel between the footnote and the article. Such footnotes are planned to be at the bottom of the page, but may end up on another page, to keep the page easy to load. We shall see what the end product looks like.

This writing should obtain a very wide circulation, as it goes into enough detail to properly support the reasons for each point of faith. It should become something of a handbook for our faith when presenting it to anyone with an SDA background. It is not designed for those who do not have an SDA background and may prove a stumbling block for such, because of the use made of the Spirit of Prophecy.

Also in the plan is the publishing of this in the form of a book. Many people still like hardcopy and we want to meet that need.

From this point, my purpose is to begin the process of covering the details of a plan for the establishment of the Advent Sabbath-Keepers Press, or ASK Press, for short. Posts will not be daily.

God Bless your Study

Jan
2

Friday ~ January 2, 2015

    Advent Sabbath-Keepers. That’s the name James and Ellen used, before SDA. I have chosen to adopt that name, to resurrect it. It’s fitting. Advent Sabbath-Keepers. After all, we are all about the original faith.

Advent Sabbath-Keepers. I have been studying James’ life, in my spare time, and I fell to thinking about the future. We are going to be called something. It can not be the name of the corporation that has it trademarked. Advent Sabbath-Keepers. There will be no defending it. Professors will attempt to bring shame upon it. Now we have a handle. James and Ellen had it right all along.

God Bless your study

Oct
12

Sunday October 13, 2013

 

I am taking on a project that requires my full attention.

Effective immediately, I will only post randomly as providence directs.

After the project is complete daily posts will resume.

There are over 1,500 posts covering many topics.

You are invited to peruse them for answers to your questions.

God Bless Your Study