Sunday March 31, 2013

And building yet further about this other language….

We have seen that God defines, in Isaiah 28:11, the refreshing, as a speaking with stammering lips. These lips are further defined in chapter 33 of the same book.

a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue [margin: ridicilous], that thou canst not understand.  Isaiah 33:19

It is a spiritual process. The Holy Ghost must teach us. “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” This is spiritual.

Even though this process is work, which is the labour of Hebrews 4:11 “let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,” it is a spiritually refreshing work. God made us, he knows what we need, both physically and spiritually. Deeply within us does God work when we follow his ways. We come away, deeply satisfied.

Notice how the 1858 Great Controversy defines the refreshing.

I asked what had made this great change. An angel answered, It is the latter rain; the refreshing from the presence of the Lord; the loud cry of the third angel. p. 186, Para. 2, [1SG ].

It is first placed in the chapter on the shaking and second, bracketed with two other defining terms. And WHAT! terms these! We have the power of God on one side and the loud cry on the other side! What can this mean!

We think at this time, that this understanding of the greater light which God made to rule the day, is the light which goes before the angel of Revelation 18, and it is the third angel’s message as it swells into the loud cry, the second rise of the Sabbath truth.

 I was directed back to the first rise of the Sabbath. p. 3, Para. 3, [1OT].

In the first rise of the third angel’s message, those who engage in the work of God had something to venture. p. 8, Para. 3, [23OT].

These passages imply a second rise for this message. There is a specific passage in the 1858 Great Controversy that applies.

Then I saw another mighty angel commissioned to descend to earth, and unite his voice with the third angel, and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory. The light which went before and followed after this angel, penetrated everywhere, as he cried mightily, with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is again given, with the addition of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time, and joins in the last great work of the third angel’s message, as it swells into a loud cry. And the people of God are fitted up everywhere to stand in the hour of temptation which they are soon to meet. I saw a great light resting upon them, and they united in the message, and fearlessly proclaimed with great power the third angel’s message. p. 193, Para. 2, [1SG ].

Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to sound everywhere, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues; for her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, and joined it, as the midnight cry joined the second angel’s message in 1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they fearlessly gave the last solemn warning, proclaiming the fall of Babylon, and calling upon God’s people to come out of her; that they might escape her fearful doom. p. 194, Para. 1, [1SG ].

God Bless your Study

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