SATAN’S REBELLION CONTINUES

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There are many issues in this great struggle between good and evil. Satan has been so successful in confusing so many people in this fallen world. Billions are being deceived today and billions are soon to see just how deceived they were when they find themselves not being raptured out of any tribulation. Soon everyone is going to meet the powers of evil face to face. And then after the sealing of the 144,000 living saints are complete, when all cases have been decided for heaven or destruction, then at that time our High Priest in heaven will complete His officiating in the Most Holy place, where He will take off His priestly attire and exchange it for His robe of vengeance to execute His justice on the wicked when Christ releases the four winds.

Revelation 7:1-3 – And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Today the Lord’s servants are being sealed and Satan’s subjects are soon to be marked in Satan’s “New World Order!” This new world order is soon to enforce his “Mark of the Beast”, which will call forth all to pay homage to him and worship him through his antichrist. The Bible warns us what will happen to those who will worship the beast and his image.

Revelation 14:9-10 – If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God…

Satan has led the world captive to his satanic delusions and lies that have led the masses astray in the last days to the point that even the professed Christian world is confused by his false teachings that are spued out in from the false Prophet Protestant pulpits and their Jesuit prelates that have been posing as Christian ministers over the last couple of centuries to lead everyone back to Romanism.

Revelation 18:23 – …for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

As the world continues to grow wicked, it is a visible fruit today how the love of many are waxing cold, due to the fact of misguided ministers claiming the law has been nailed to the cross; and thus, the world has joined in Satan’s rebellion in breaking that very law, which puts people under the curse of it. And through Satan’s cunning craftiness, through the ministers that appeal to the flesh, which is the easy go religion that all one needs to do is accept Jesus and believe, no need to keep the law, they will soon meet the King of the universe in His courts without a Mediator anymore that will give them a second chance. They are all clearly doing what Satan has done from the beginning, rebelled against the government of God. The result of his rebellion against the Ten Commandments, which governs the conduct of the universe, will soon for eternity separate them all from the Source of life.

It is a visible fact that the world till this day has felt the effects of Satan’s rebellion that started in heaven and will soon be destroyed here on earth. For the sins of the world have reached unto heaven.

Revelation 18:5 – For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

The great controversy between Christ and His angels and Satan and his angels, which has been carried forward for nearly six thousand years, is soon to end; and thus, the wicked one is double timing his efforts, pressing harder more than ever before to defeat the works of Christ in man’s behalf and to fasten souls in his snares; to hold the people in darkness and in their unrepentant condition in breaking that very law that defines what true love is for God supremely and thy neighbor as thy self. Christ sums up the keeping of the Ten Commandments in Matthew 22:37-39.

Matthew 22:37-40 -…Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Clearly Christ did not come to destroy the law, but He came to magnify it through His works in keeping it.

Matthew 5:17 – Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

And just as Christ did not come to destroy the law, He did not come to destroy what the prophets said He would do in magnifying that very law that this world hates.

Isaiah 42:21 – The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make [it] honourable.

1 Peter 2:21-22 – For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

Soon there will be no more Mediator between the Father in heaven and the lives of those who are living in the last days. We are all soon going to come face to face with the time of trouble, which this earth has never come to know such as never before.

Daniel 12:1 – And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

We must repent today before it is too late. Today is the day of salvation.

2 Corinthians 6:2 – (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now [is] the accepted time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation.)

Soon there will remain no more sacrifice for man’s sins. The day is coming when probation will finally close. Today is the day the world needs to repent from her sins against God before it is too late. Those who have taken their stand with Satan in rebellion against the law of God must stop.

Revelation 22:11 – He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

Many professed Christians who have been led away from their obligation to God, which is the keeping of the commandments and the faith of Jesus, which is the works of the law that proves who we profess to love; it is these very professed Christians that only honor God with lip service and they are soon going to feel the effects of their rebellion. Soon the saying of Jeremiah will come to pass…

Jeremiah 8:20 – The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

When these professed Christians in the world finds out that they have been deceived, where they have been led by the powers of darkness to believe that they need to make no special effort to resist Satan’s power that led men from their obligation of obedience to God, they will soon hear the benediction from Christ, “depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” – Matthew 7:23.

The world has been warned; the world has been told through the Word of God and Christ’s faithful servants that the works of His law proves that the Lawgiver is abiding in our life. These faithful servants who keep the law and have the faith of Jesus are not of those who honor Christ only with their lips and whose hearts are far from Him because they prefer the commandments of men over the commandments of God.

Matthew 15:8-9 – This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.

Satan is a skillful general who has perfected his snares. He had laid his snares in heaven when he had cast contempt upon the law of Jehovah and deceived 1/3 of the angels to believe his lie that they needed no law to govern them.

Revelation 12:7-8, 4 – And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:

Just as Satan had led the fallen angels in heaven to believe that they need not to obey the law of God, he is leading the world today believing this as well. Satan has laid his visible snares through his ministers of unrighteousness.

2 Corinthians 11:14-15 – And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

As billions are already captivated by the lies of Satan, by his easy go religion of men and their commandments, which are in direct opposition to God, they are soon to find themselves all worshiping the beast and his image. Satan’s last campaign is all about worshiping him and not the Creator. The angels of the Lord have come to give warning to the inhabitants of the earth, “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God…” – Revelation 14:9-10.

From the beginning of time on earth, Satan has sought to gain control over mankind to no longer pay homage and worship Him for all He has done in Creation. It is through the changing of Jehovah’s law, the change of the fourth commandment where Satan has drawn mankind into worshiping him over Christ who is the Lord of the seventh day Sabbath, which is for MAN to keep.

Mark 2:27-28 – The sabbath was made for man… Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Satan exalted himself above the law of God in heaven and he is doing it again on earth through the changing of the Sabbath day that pays homage to God and His mighty creative hand of love. Christ knew that Satan would change His law and direct the world into worshiping Satan and not the Creator; and thus, Christ said in His forth commandment to “Remember” it!

The Lawgiver said, “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates:  For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

And what God has blessed, or what he has hollowed and sanctified as truth, and what He wrote in stone and paid with His own life’s blood (John 19:30), NO MAN CAN CHANGE….

Numbers 23:20 – Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

But the seat of Satan that resides in Rome, through the office of the Antichrist Pope, the Sabbath was changed to the day of the Sun, hence Sunday worship.

The Catholic church says, No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!” Father Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, History of the Sabbath, p. 802.

“The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by its own authority.” Canon and Tradition, p. 263.

It was the Catholic church…which has transferred this rest to Sunday in remembrance of the resurrection of our Lord. Therefore the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the Catholic church.– Mgr, Segur Plain Talk about Protestantism of today page 213.

Satan is clearly the power that is worshipped through the commandments of men. He is the very created being that has destroyed the Sabbath day of the Lord, and he is soon going to enforce this day of worship once again as he did during the inquisition, that anyone who will not worship him and his image and receive his mark shall die.

Revelation 20:4 – … [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands…

Through the ministers of Satan today, millions have been led to believe the lie that the mark of the beast is an actual computer-chip implanted in the forehead or in the hand. The Book of Revelation is a Book of prophecy and has much symbolism. As Satan has confused the world through much lying wonders, smooth preaching and cunning craftiness, he has led millions into thinking that the mark of the beast is a visible or literal mark, when it is not. This misunderstanding comes from Revelation 13:16.

Revelation 13:16 – And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

How does Satan through the Antichrist Pope plan to cause them that dwell on the earth to receive his mark in the forehead or in the hand?  It will be the same way that Christ will seal His obedient children for heaven. The Bible says, “And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”Revelation 7:2, 3.

Christ seals them “in” their foreheads every time a child becomes truly saved. And no Christian can see a stamp, or seal, or a mark from God when they become obedient Christians. They are known by their fruits that they are sealed for eternal salvation in Christ Jesus. When God sealed us “in” the forehead it was not any visible mark ON the forehead like a tattoo, or some computer-chip implanted. The brain is in the forehead where we make all decisions. This is where we have freewill to be sealed by God in our obedience to Him through the keeping of the commandments, or we receive the mark of the beast through our obedience to Satan. In the book of Isaiah we see how the Lord is sealing His law among His disciples.

Isaiah 8:16 – Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

We all see how by Christ sealing His children He knows they are His.

2 Timothy 2:19 – Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.

We also see how Christ will write His law in the minds of His Children.

Hebrews 10:16 – This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

Scientific discovery has revealed that the frontal lobe of the cerebrum, in the forehead, is again where decisions, judgments, and free will are made. So, we are sealed by God when we make the free will decision to accept to obey the commandments of God or the commandments of men. And those Christians who claim they are saved or sealed by the living God for salvation  and have received Him, claiming they know Him, but yet they bear not the seal they are truly saved, they are found liars and thus, the truth is not in them.

1 John 2:4 – He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

When Christ seals those Christians who truly come to Him, He will write His law in their minds and they will be living examples for the Lawgiver that He is abiding and that they are truly the sons and daughters of God; just as Satan will mark his children when they have decided to serve him. Satan will write his commandments in their mind. And if Satan cannot get the servants of God to obey him, Satan will then use force as he has always tried to do throughout the history of the world. In prophecy the hand represents being forced against our will, just as well as our ability to buy and sell, or to “work” as Jeremiah 38:23 & Ecclesiastes 9:10 says.

Jeremiah 38:23 – … thou shalt not escape out of their hand, but shalt be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: and thou shalt cause this city to be burned with fire.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Unlike Satan, Jesus Christ will never force Himself in our lives. The Creator gave us freewill, and built us a brain to think with and freely decide to love Him through our obedience to Him or not. If we willfully choose to now serve Satan in his rebellion against God and worship him through the Antichrist’s Pope Sunday, Satan will try and use force through the world government to do so or die! It is the same method that Satan has used for so long. Everyone who has a competent knowledge of history can easily be reminded of their bloody past against heretics who would not take a knee to the Pope.

“From the birth of popery to the present time, it is estimated by careful and credible historians, that more than fifty millions of the human family, have been slaughtered for the crime of heresy by popish persecutors,–an average of more than 40,000 religious murders for every year of the existence of popery to the present day. Of course the average number of victims yearly, was vastly greater, during those gloomy ages when popery was in her glory and reigned despot of the world; and it has been much less since the power of the popes has diminished to tyrannize over the nations, and to compel the princes of the earth, by the terrors of excommunication, interdiction, and deposition, to butcher their heretical subjects.”–John Dowling, The History of Romanism, pp. 541-542.

“…the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind, will be questioned by no Protestant who has a competent knowledge of history . . . It is impossible to form a complete conception of the multitude of her victims, and it is quite certain that no powers of imagination can adequately realize their sufferings.”–W. E. H. Lecky, History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, vol. 2, p. 32, 1910 edition.  (An excellent though lengthy article describing in detail the right of the Roman Catholic Church to do this, will be found in The Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 12, p. 266.)

The obedient Christians, which lived during the Vatican inquisition, who kept the seventh day Sabbath of the Lord, who would not rest on the Pope’s Sunday, they “suffered torture because they would not rest when others kept Sunday, for they declared it to be the holiday and law of Antichrist.” – Sebastian Frank, AD 1536.

The founder of Protestantism (Martin Luther) clearly stated, “for at last I know that the pope is antichrist, and that his throne is that of Satan himself.”—D’Aubigne, b. 6, ch. 9.

The world has been taught to forget the Sabbath day through their keeping the doctrines and commandments of men, which pays homage to the Pope.

“Sunday…It is the law of the Catholic Church alone…” American Sentinel (Catholic) June 1893

“The Sunday…is purely a creation of the Catholic Church.” American Catholic Quarterly Review, January 1883

Sunday is a Catholic institution and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles …. From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.” (Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August, 1900.)

Does the Vatican plan to once again enforce Sunday laws through the New World Order government?

“This organization proposes in every possible way to aid in preserving Sunday as a civil institution. Our national security requires the active support of all good citizens in the maintenance of our American Sabbath. Sunday laws must be enforced.” Quoted- “principles contained in the Constitution” (then called the American Sabbath Union), The Lord’s Day Alliance, Twenty fifth Report (1913), p6.

Soon the world will be left to decide who they are going to worship, God or Satan. Satan himself will be appearing soon pretending to be Christ. This is known as the hour of temptation that shall come upon all the world to try them.

Revelation 3:10 – …the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

At Satan’s soon appear he will claim that the seventh day Sabbath was changed to Sunday and that by law it must be kept. Satan will urge that these commandment keepers who stand in opposition to the Sunday institution that has been set up by Rome through the union of church and a state law; which anyone who breaks this law must not be tolerated, but put to death! The same argument will be made against the remnant commandment keepers as they did against Christ in His time, “It is expedient for us,” said the wily Caiaphas, “that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.” – John 11:50, 51. This very argument will appear conclusive; and thus, a decree will finally be issued against the commandment keepers of God who hallow the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, denouncing them as deserving of the severest punishment and giving the people liberty, by put them all to death for not worshipping the beast and his image.

Revelation 20:4 – [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands;

And to those to who may still have doubts about the truth that has been presented for these last days, the Scriptures declare unto them…

John 14:29 – And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

 

 

 

 

 

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Exposing the Office of Antichrist

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In the book of John we find one of the ways man can blaspheme God, which is by man claiming to be a god when he is just a man.

John 10:33 – The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

So, if any man claims to be god on earth, or claims to be Jesus Christ, or the Vicar of Christ, that man is a liar and he blasphemes the God of heaven and earth.

Those who read their Bible, they know and understand how Christ warned us that there would arise in the last days “…false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” – Matthew 24:24.

Just as Christ warned us that there would be false Christs, he said their would be one in particular that would seek to change the times and laws of God, which would then fit the many of Characteristics of Antichrist. Daniel 7:25 – And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

So, the Antichrist would think to speak great words against the Most High God, think to change times and laws and would think to wear out the saints of God for a time period (a time and times and the dividing of time.) in this world’s history. Just looking into this verse and simply breaking down what it says, we can find who fits this to the letter.

When we look at the office of the Papacy we can find the fulfillment of Daniel 7:25. We will see that no other entity on earth can so wonderfully fit this.

  1. Does the Pope claim to be God (Christ):

To make war against the Pope is to make war against God, seeing the Pope is God, and God is the Pope.” -Moreri’s History. (Louis Moréri (25 March 1643 – 10 July 1680) was a French priest and encyclopedist.)

“The leader of the Catholic church is defined by the faith as the Vicar of Jesus Christ (and is accepted as such by believers). The Pope is considered the man on earth who takes the place of the Second Person of the omnipotent God of the Trinity.” (John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 3, 1994).

“The Pope is not simply the representative of Jesus Christ. On the contrary, he is Jesus Christ Himself, under the veil of the flesh, and who by means of a being common to humanity continues His ministry amongst men … Does the Pope speak? It is Jesus Christ Who is speaking. Does he teach? It is Jesus Christ Who teaches. Does he confer grace or pronounce an anathema? It is Jesus Christ Himself Who is pronouncing the anathema and conferring the grace. Hence consequently, when one speaks of the Pope, it is not necessary to examine, but to obey: there must be no limiting the bounds of the command, in order to suit the purpose of the individual whose obedience is demanded: there must be no caviling at the declared will of the Pope, and so invest it with quite another than that which he has put upon it: no preconceived opinions must be brought to bear upon it: no rights must be set up against the rights of the Holy Father  to teach and command; his decisions are not to be criticized, or his ordinances disputed. Therefore by Divine ordination, all, no matter how august the person may be — whether he wear a crown or be invested with the purple, or be clothed in the sacred vestments: all must be subject to Him Who has had all things put under Him.” –Evangelical Christendom, January 1, 1895,  pg. 15, published in London by J. S. Phillips.

-These words appeared in the Roman Canon Law: “To believe that our Lord God the Pope has not the power to decree as he is decreed, is to be deemed heretical.-I?i the Gloss “Extravagantes” o.f Pope John XXII Cum inter, Tit. XIV, Cap. IV. Ad Callem Sexti Decretalium, Paris, 1685. (See actual document here)

-Father A. Pereira says: “It is quite certain that Popes have never approved or rejected this title ‘Lord God the Pope,’ for the passage in the gloss referred to appears in the edition of the Canon Law published in Rome in 1580 by Gregory XIII.”

“It seems that Pope John Paul II now presides over the universal Church from his place upon Christ’s cross.” “Auckland Bishop Says Pope Presides From the Cross” AUCKLAND, New Zealand, SEPT. 20, 2004, Zenit.org

“In founders and foundresses [of the consecrated orders of nuns and priests, etc.] we see a constant and lively sense of the Church, which they manifest by their full participation in all aspects of the Church’s life, and in their ready obedience to the bishops and especially to the Roman Pontiff. Against this background of love towards Holy Church, ‘the pillar and bulwark of the truth’ (1 Tim 3:15), we readily understand the devotion of Saint Francis of Assisi for ‘THE LORD POPE‘, the daughterly outspokenness of Saint Catherine of Siena towards the one whom she called ‘SWEET CHRIST ON EARTH‘, the apostolic obedience and the sentire cum Ecclesia of Saint Ignatius Loyola, and the joyful profession of faith made by Saint Teresa of Avila: ‘I am a daughter of the Church’. We can also understand the deep desire of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus: ‘In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love’. These testimonies are representative of the full ecclesial communion which the Saints, founders and foundresses, have shared in diverse and often difficult times and circumstances. They are examples which consecrated persons need constantly to recall if they are to resist the particularly strong centrifugal and disruptive forces at work today. A distinctive aspect of ecclesial communion is allegiance of mind and heart to the magisterium of the bishops, an allegiance which must be lived honestly and clearly testified to before the People of God by all consecrated persons, especially those involved in theological research, teaching, publishing, catechesis and the use of the means of social communication. Because consecrated persons have a special place in the church, their attitude in this regard is of immense importance for the whole people of God(Pope John Paul II, “Apostolic Exhortation on the Consecrated Life and Its Mission in the Church and in the World,” to the bishops and clergy, religious orders and congregations, societies of apostolic life, secular institutes, and all the faithful, given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, March 25, 1996) (Emphasis added)

“It seems that Pope John Paul II now presides over the universal Church from his place upon Christ’s cross,” said Bishop Dunn, who traveled with seven other prelates to Rome. Taken from an article entitled, “Auckland Bishop Says Pope Presides From the Cross” AUCKLAND, New Zealand, SEPT. 20, 2004 –Zenit.org (Article # ZE04092001)
(Also note the term “Universal Church” is now being used!)

The Pope is of so great dignity, and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God. and the vicar of God.” -Ferraris Ecclesiastical dictionary

All names which in the Scriptures are applied to Christ, by virtue of which it is established that He is over the church, all the same names are applied to the Pope.” – On the Authority of the Councils, book 2, chapter 17

The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.” Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218, “Cities Petrus Bertanous”.

“…the Pope is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power.” Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”, #1, 5, 13-15, 18, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.

The Pope takes the place of Jesus Christ on earth…by divine right the Pope has supreme and full power in faith, in morals over each and every pastor and his flock. He is the true vicar, the head of the entire church, the father and teacher of all Christians. He is the infallible ruler, the founder of dogmas, the author of and the judge of councils; the universal ruler of truth, the arbiter of the world, the supreme judge of heaven and earth, the judge of all, being judged by no one, God himself on earth.” Quoted in the New York Catechism.

-Writers on the Canon Law say, “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in heaven and earth.”- Barclay Cap. XXVII, p. 218. Cities Petrus Bertrandus, Pius V. – Cardinal Cusa supports his statement.

.-Pope Nicholas I declared that “the appellation of God had been confirmed by Constantine on the Pope, who, being God, cannot be judged by man.” – Labb IX Dist.: 96 Can. 7, Satis evidentur, Decret Gratian Primer Para.

“The pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man (…) he is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power.” -Lucius Ferraris, «Prompta Bibliotheca», 1763, Volume VI, ‘Papa II’, pp.25-29

“The supreme teacher in the Church is the Roman Pontiff. Union of minds, therefore, requires (…) complete submission and obedience of will to the Church and to the Roman Pontiff, as to God Himself.” -Leo VIII, «On the Chief Duties of Christians as Citizens», Encyclical letter, 1890

“God separates those whom the Roman Pontiff, who exercises the functions, not of mere man, but of the true God (…) dissolves, not by human but rather by divine authority.” -Decretals of Gregory IX», Book 1, Chapter 7.3

“Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions (infernorum).” -Lucius Ferraris, «Prompta Bibliotheca», 1763, Volume VI, ‘Papa II’, p.26)

“Innocent III has written: “Indeed, it is not top much to say that in view of the sublimity of their offices the priests are so many gods.-The dignity of the priesthood by Liguori p, 36

“The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of flesh.” Catholic National July 1895.

“We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty”Pope Leo XIII Encyclical Letter of June 20, 1894,

“For thou art the shepherd, thou art the physician, thou art the director, thou art the husbandman, finally thou art another God on earth.” Labbe and Cossart’s “History of the Councils.” Vol. XIV, col. 109

 

  1. Did the office of the Pope “change the times and laws” of God:

Not the Creator of Universe, in Genesis 2:1-3,-but the Catholic Church can claim the honor of having granted man a pause to his work every seven days.”-S. C. Mosna, Storia della Domenica, 1969, pp. 366-367.

“The Pope is of great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine laws… The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth.” -Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Ribliotheca, “Papa,” art. 2, translated.

“The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ.” “The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ.” Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop. Cap. (The Pope can modify divine law.) Ferraris’ Ecclesiastical Dictionary.

They “dispense with the command of Christ???” When the Catholic church is asked…“Why do you feel you have the power, authority and ability to change Scripture to match your traditions?” They answer…

“Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; –she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.Rev. Stephan Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, “On the Obedience Due to the Church,” chap. 2, p. 174. (Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of New York.)

“The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed…the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by its own authority.” Canon and Tradition, p. 263

“Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” -James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.

“The Catholic church,” declared Cardinal Gibbons, “by virtue of her divine mission changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.” Catholic Mirror Sept. 23 1983. (Official organ of Cardinal Gibbons)

Question – Which is the Sabbath day?

Answer – Saturday is the Sabbath day.

Question – Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?

Answer – We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50, 3rd ed.

“The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Catholic church says, No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!” Father Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, Mo., History of the Sabbath, p. 802

 

  1. Did the office of the Pope wear out the saints and kill them:

“For professing faith contrary to the teachings of the Church of Rome, history records the martyrdom of more then one hundred million people. A million Waldenses and Albigenses [Swiss and French Protestants] perished during a crusade proclaimed by Pope Innocent III in 1208. Beginning from the establishment of the Jesuits in 1540 to 1580, nine hundred thousand were destroyed. One hundred and fifty thousand perished by the Inquisition in thirty years. Within the space of thirty-eight years after the edict of Charles V against the Protestants, fifty thousand persons were hanged, beheaded, or burned alive for heresy. Eighteen thousand more perished during the administration of the Duke of Alva in five and a half years.”–Brief Bible Readings, p. 16.

“There was no village of the Vaudois valleys but had its martyrs. The Waldenses were burned; they were cast into damp and horrid dungeons; they were smothered in crowds in mountain caverns, mothers and babes, and old men and women together; they were sent out into exile in the winter night, unclothed and unfed, to climb the snowy mountains; they were hurled over the rocks; their houses and lands were taken from them; their children were stolen to be indoctrinated with the religion which they abhorred. Rapacious individuals were sent among them to strip them of their property, to persecute and exterminate them. Thousands of heretics” or Waldenses, “old men, women and children, were hung, quartered, broken upon the wheel, or burned alive and their property confiscated for the benefit of the king, and Holy See.”-Thompson – The Papacy and the Civil Power

“The greatest of all the ecumenical Councils held in the West previous to Trent had been Innocent III’s Fourth Lateran Council (1215).  In the 3rd Canon of that Council it is enacted that bishops should inquire at least once a year in every parish, with power, if need be, to compel the whole community on oath to name any heretics whom they knew.  An aider or abettor of a heretic is himself ipso facto excommunicate; if discovered and publicly excommunicated, he incurs civil death, and those who communicate with such abettors shall themselves be excommunicated.  For the heretics themselves, they are to be ‘exterminated,’ and any prince neglecting to exterminate them is to be deposed by the Pope, who will release his subjects from their allegiance.  Even, if we would otherwise have doubted what ‘extermination’ means in its final implications, the word is clearly glossed by St. Thomas Aquinas (Summa 2-2, xi, 3) ‘remove from the world by death.'” -Dr. G. G. Coulton – ANGLICAN ESSAYS:

“Experience teaches that there is no other remedy for the evil, but to put heretics (Protestants) to death; for the (Romish) church proceeded gradually and tried every remedy: at first she merely excommunicated them; afterwards she added a fine; then she banished them; and finally she was constrained to put them to death.” –Cardinal Bellarmine famous champion of Romanism cited by Schumucker p. 76

The Word says… “They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.  And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.” John 16:2-3

March 12, 2000, Pope John Paul II ADMITTED the Roman Catholic Church KILLED the believers and does NOT know the Father or Jesus. To deny that, is to deny the very words of Jesus Christ. See proof here… -Pope and Forgiveness?-

During the time of the Vatican’s inquisition where they slaughtered millions of Bible reading, commandment keeping, truth seeking Christians for now bowing to the Pope and taking an knee to modern day Baal, they did wear out the saints of the Most High for “a time and times and the dividing of time”.  How long is “a time and times and the dividing of time”? Well, “A time, signifies a year; and a time, and times, and the dividing of time, or half a time, comes to 3 years and a half year (dividing of times); and we know that the ancient Jewish year, consisting of twelve months, and each month of thirty days, a time, and times, and half a time, or 3 years and then a half, are also understood in the Revelation 11:2-3; Revelation 12:6; Revelation 12:14, as equivalent to forty-two months, or twelve hundred and sixty days; and a day, is a year; (see Ezekiel 4:6;). So, for 3.5 years which is 1260 days and understanding that God appointed each day to a year in Bible prophecy, now we can see that the Vatican was the seat of Antichrist who would wear out the saints of the Most High God for 1260 years where they slaughtered Christians who would not worship the Pope through his false religious system.

So, when did Rome kill the saints of God, apart from placing Christ on the cross, apart from killing off the disciples of Christ but a few and apart from feeding the Christians to lions in their arenas for entertainment? The time in which the true church of Christ was to suffer oppression from Rome, it happened for 1260 years which had begun in A.D. 538 and terminated in 1798. At that time the French army made the Pope a prisoner, and he died in exile.  Prophecy was fulfilled in that hour as well, “I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death…” – Revelation 13:3.

Does the beast of Rome, the Mother of Harlots, the Antichrist Pope plan to use the governments of the world to enforce her dogmas like in the old world?

“This organization proposes in every possible way to aid in preserving Sunday as a civil institution. Our national security requires the active support of all good citizens in the maintenance of our American Sabbath. Sunday laws must be enforced.” -Quoted as “principles contained in the Constitution” of the original organization (then called the American Sabbath Union), cited in The Lord’s Day Alliance, Twenty fifth Report (1913), p6.

Does this beast plan on beheading the saints of God once again for not worshiping their Pope on his Sunday? Yes, Bible prophecy proclaims it! Revelation 20:4 – “…[I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands;”

By the way, what is the mark of this beast? Hence, the “Mark of the Beast”!

Sunday is our MARK of authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.

When Sunday observance shall be enforced by law, and the world shall be enlightened concerning the obligation of the true Sabbath, then whoever shall transgress the command of God, to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that of Rome, will thereby honor popery above God. He is paying homage to Rome, and to the power which enforces the institution ordained by Rome.

He is worshiping the beast and his image. As men then reject the institution which God has declared to be the sign of His authority, and honor in its stead that which Rome has chosen as the token of her supremacy, they will thereby accept the sign of allegiance to Rome,—“the mark of the beast.” And it is not until the issue is thus plainly set before the people, and they are brought to choose between the commandments of God and the commandments of men, that those who continue in transgression will receive “the mark of the beast.” Revelation 14: 9-12.

I pray the information that has been provided here was a blessing…peace!

 

Truths Found In Nature

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The Creator of all good things on this planet has surrounded us with nature’s beauty, which is to attract and interest in our minds that will help us see the unseen.

Romans 1:20 – For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

It is through the power of the Creator and through His design that all should associate the glories of nature with His character of love and what He has done for us all.

Psalms 77:11 – I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

When we truly study the book of nature, it is at that moment when everyone will find it to be a wonderful source for contemplating just how much God’s infinite love truly is. Nature reveals who God is to the true seeker.

Matthew 7:7-8  – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

When the doors of truth begins to open from our searching, it is there as well where we can see how Christ has clearly linked His great lessons with our daily toils and experiences through the six days we are permitted to toil. The Seven day Sabbath of rest and the lessons we had during the week, we can find the link with nature as we remember the Lord’s works of old. Through the plowing and sowing in our life, and the tilling and reaping that occurs; it is there also where Christ is teaching us great lessons to learn from, it is there where we can see an illustration of the Creator’s work of grace in the hearts of all who will open their hearts to the Author of love. So, in all lines of useful labor and in every association of things that may happen in our lives, it is there where Christ desires us to find a wonderful lesson in His divine truths. If we sow in righteousness then we shall reap in mercy.

Hosea 10:12 – Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

When we draw our attention to the lessons in our everyday life, when we learn to link it to nature, we can see Christ speaking to us, and when we come to see Christ and understand who He is through His nature of love, there we will also become firm in love. It is there in the works of Christ in nature that we will continually be reminded of our Creator and all that our Redeemer has done for us and just how much He love us with an everlasting love.

Jeremiah 31:3 – The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

When we learn fix our minds on Christ, spend time fixing it on nature, linking it with our every day toils, learning from our lessons, it is then our thoughts of Jesus will run like a thread of gold through all things that we may encounter in a fallen world. When we continually look to Christ in His lessons, we shall forever be learning new heavenly truths; we shall continue then to grow into the pure image of Christ and be that peculiar people that is fixed and grounded in righteousness.

1 Peter 2:9 – But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

And as we see Christ more, as we draw closer to Him in righteousness it is there too where we can see how the Great Teacher brings His hearers into contact with Him through nature, so that they might listen to the voice which speaks in all created things; and our hearts will become tender, and our minds will become more receptive, so to interpret the spiritual teaching of the scenes which we are beholding. In Christ lessons there is something to interest every mind, which will appeal to every heart. And thus, our daily tasks, instead of being a mere round of great toil, deprived of higher thoughts, will be brightened and uplifted by the constant reminders of the spiritual and the unseen.

Psalms 8:9 – O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth!

 

Biblical Charity

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If we study the life of Christ, we shall learn what charity truly is.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3, – Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity is part of a Christian’s life. It is very important to bear the fruits of charity. Without love we cannot have true Biblical charity. The world today has a wrong understanding of what charity is. They claim they have done many wonderful works for others and boast of it, but yet harbor evil towards others, which proves Christ is not abiding and His law of love does not exist in the heart of the professor. We can have an outward works of charity in doing well unto others, but we deceive ourselves and others who we profess to be when we have not Biblical Charity, which is the BOND of perfectness.

Colossians 3:14 – And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Matthew 5:48 – Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

We are to be perfect in all things that are good. Once we establish all things that are good for us and have the image of Christ stamped on our lives, when we have perfected all good things, then we shall have charity. Charity is establishing perfect love in ALL things just as Christ is and we should be? Love is of God and if we love not and perfect not all things, then we know not God as we should.

1 John 4:7-8 – Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

And so, seeing that God is love and we want to abide in His love, and want to always continue in His love, what must we do as professed Christians who love God supremely?

John 15:9-10 – As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”

If we keep His commandments and continue in them then we shall develop perfect love in all good things, which is charity. Charity is establishing the Ten Commandments, which is the expression of God’s holy character. Establishing the law of God is establishing love for Him supremely and each other. Perfecting the law is charity, the bond of perfection. When we have come to the perfection of obedience to God we can endure all things. We will have kindness at all time. We will not be easily provoked by the world to anger, we will think not evil of others. We will not be puffed up and highly esteem self, nor rejoice in iniquity, but rather rejoice in the truth. We will be able to bear all things, hope in all things and overcome evil through good. We will never fail when we have charity.

What else is charity?

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evilRejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away.”

What will perfect love or charity do for us?

1 Peter 4:8 – And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

It means that you will not sin anymore because you have decided to allow Christ to work love in your life.

What else will charity or perfect love do for us?

1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Perfect love will cast out fear…

Love will also go further than what is written:

Matthew 5:41 – And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.”

And as we learn to go the extra mile in love which will develop charity, what else can we learn in our service for the Master and to be the sons and daughters of the most Highest God?

Luke 6:35 – But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.

There is not one soul among the professed Christian world who can truly confess Christ to a sin stricken and rebellious world unless the mind and spirit of Christ is living within them. It is impossible to communicate to a sinful world that Christ is abiding in our life if we have not charity.

A Christian’s conversation and the deportment should be a real and visible expression of grace and thus the truth that is within all Biblical Christians will be revealed through our life sermon. If the heart is sanctified through the truth, and if it is submissive to the truth, and humbled by the truth, then the fruits will be seen outwardly and will be a most effectual confession of Christ. Words and profession are not enough for a Christian who claims to love God and their fellow man. If we love Christ, If Christ is to us as we are to Him, then the love of Christ will be seen through our works of charity.

So let our lives shine forth in charity, which is developing perfect love in all obedience to God through the keeping of His law, which defines perfect love for Him supremely and love for each other.

Let us render our lives unto God, we will have charity.

1 Corinthians 16:14 – Let all your things be done with charity.

Peace…

 

 

The Laws of Health

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3 John 1:2 – Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

May the Lord bless us all with understanding what we need to do in order to reform our lives to the Lord’s principles. Just as there are laws that govern our life, just like there are laws that govern our character, there are laws that govern the temple of God.

What is the temple of God?
1 Corinthians 6:19, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”

What will happen to those who will destroy the body (temple)?
1 Corinthians 3:17, “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

While we have been living in this world, we have been taught many wrong habits and principles that are not going to allow the body to properly function. There is an evil force, an agenda by Satan and his human agents that want to slow down the human body from being able to properly work.

Satan knows that if he can pollute the temple of God, stop the temple from getting it what it needs, then it will be hard to work in the Lord’s behalf like we would be able to if only we would follow what has been revealed to us, especially in our time.

In every age there has been a prophet that has come along to help the chosen people of God; to which, they are called to repentance or reform, which will help them understand where they need to be as a people for God. We have to cooperate with God to the very letter in order to hopefully endure to the sealing time of the 144,000 and heaven.

So let us fulfill Ephesians  5:27, “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”

The only way we are going to be holy and found without blemish is by walking in ALL the light that the Lord has given us. Remember, God has laws that govern our conduct, more laws that would magnify the Ten Commandments, which will help us be more Christ-like in a sick and fallen world. There are also laws of health, which governs our temple while we are in this corrupted world.

We can live and work a lot better in this world if we would only apply what has been revealed to us. There has been given much light for the remnant church to walk according to God’s purpose so to stand amidst a dying world. If we do not apply what we are going to go over today that has been given to the end time remnant church, lives may not be sustained to live longer and healthier, or physically fit to stand in the days ahead. We must contend against Satan who is trying to kill us and he accomplishes a lot of his work by destroying the temple through breaking the laws of health. Thus, the world is sick and the unhealthiest it has ever been.

As Christian’s soldiers we understand that we need to be fit for the battle. We just can’t just sit idle thinking that Christ is going to do everything for us. We have a part to act.
So let us begin with the 8 laws of health that will help our temple function better for these end times:

1. Air – We need the best air we can possibly have. We need to do the best that we can with obtaining perfect air. We cannot get this in the city or trapped in the office all day long etc. This is why it is important to secure a land in the country side. And yes, we know that the air is still going to have pollutants in it, but not as much because the trees destroy a lot of the chemtrails and other pollutions. It is wise to have lots of plants around, which will purify the air. Fresh air will cause the blood to circulate wonderfully and give good health for the system. It replenishes the body of what it needs for your system to operate the way that God designed it. Good clean air also helps with the digestion of food more perfectly. It also helps us sleep so much better. Our homes need to have an abundant amount of air coming through to have fresh air in the home.

2.    Sunlight– There is but few who realize that, in order to have wonderful health and to be cheerful Christian, you must have an abundant, not a little, but an abundant amount of sun. We need sunlight. Our homes need to have lots of sunlight coming through the windows. Sunlight cleanses and kills germs etc. Light removes and purifies. Air and sun are wonderful tools to clean. We need to be clean. Cleanliness is next to Godliness. If we have a messy and dirty house with trash that sits around all day long, your air will become toxic and bad for your health. Cleanliness brings forth a happy home and Christian. If we do not let the air come into the home, or the sunlight to do its duty, don’t question why we get sick and are not very happy. Clean air and sunlight are the two things that are very important to a Christian’s life. Do the best you can.

3. Abstemiousness

  • 1 Corinthians 9:25 “And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things…”

Everything that we do we need to have temperance. We cannot go beyond what we don’t need to. Example: We do not live to eat, but we only eat to live. We only need to eat or drink what we need. If you eat and your belly is very big and your very full, study the system, it is telling you that what you just did was too much and if you don’t stop then you’re going to be overweight. If you go and get your exercise every day, but Sabbath or you work outside all day and don’t sit behind a desk, then you only need two meals a day. Two is better than three. Again, if you’re over eating your body will show. So we need to be temperate in what we eat. Stick with fruits and veggies and grains etc. Get away from the flood diet of flesh, which is not calculated to serve you good health. The prescribed diet is what is best. It is better than the once permitted diet. We need to continue to reform and get back to the Eden diet. This will be our diet in heaven. Those who do not like the Eden diet so much and refuse to change from the flesh diet, will need to work harder, they will need strive more to overcome by getting close to Jesus who will help us all.

When it comes to drinking, your body will tell you if you’re trusty or not or how much it wants. Everyone needs to study their own system. Drink what you need. If you drink too much you will feel the effects. If you drink too little you will also feel the effects. If you’re a big person you will obviously need to drink more. If you’re a small person, you are not going to need to drink as much. If your restroom waste smells bad, you’re not drinking enough to cleanse the body of whatever toxins may be there. The best smelling person is the one who eats fruits, veggies, nuts and grains in their natural state. Those who eat flesh are natural going to stink and will need products from the store to cover it all up. The flesh of decaying animal in the human body is not a pleasant thing. So let’s learn to be temperate in all things and do the right things. 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

And if we remain Abstemiousness in diet there is a wonderful reward given in mental and moral vigor; it also aids in the controlling of the passions and gives us strength to say no to satan in all his temptations. It will give us greater discernment between right and wrong, in the sacred and in the common.  There are few who realize as they should how much their habits of diet have to do with their health, their character, their usefulness in this world, and their destiny to come for heaven or for destruction. The appetite should ever be in subjection to the moral and in intellectual powers. The body needs to be a servant to the mind dear family, and not the mind to the body. If we don’t give the brain what it needs then we will become slaves to wrong things.

Another thing to understand here is that those who eat and work intemperately and irrationally talk and act irrationally as well. The sin of intemperate eating–eating too frequently, eating too much as the world teaches today one needs to do in order to gain this or that –destroys the healthy action of the digestive organs, affects the brain, and perverts the judgment, preventing rational thinking and understanding and it will arrest the calm, healthy thinking and acting for the Christian life. So, it is very important that we control ourselves and only take in what we need, and please be careful as to what the world has to say is good for your body, they tend to lie.

We have all that we need for these last days to understand what we need to be doing that will help us walk the narrow road. The world has her way of doing things, so let us look to our own machinery that God gave to us, study your machinery and learn it with the application from what the Bible says. The Bible is our guide, not the world. The Bible will tell us what we should and should not do. The Holy Spirit will work with us if we work with Him.

Next, there is something else temperance will do for us; it will connect with the 3 angel’s message for these last days. Good health will help the people gain a better understanding. It will help turn the people of God from their idolatry, their sin in gluttony, and other things as well. This is very important because how many people have fallen victim to being overweight.  Let each and every one of us do a self evaluation. Take a look in the mirror and say, am I practicing true temperance in all things? Is my diet such as will bring me in a position where I can accomplish the greatest amount of good? Am I practicing health? If we cannot answer these questions, how will we be seen of God? He will hold us all responsible for knowing the truth and not applying it to the best of our ability. It is part of becoming Christ-like. Remember, the time of our ignorance God winked at, but as fast as light shines upon us, the Creator requires us to change our destroying habits, and place ourselves in a right relation to physical laws that govern our temples. Not taking care of the temple is transgression the law of health and it is sin to destroy the body and not take care of it.

1 Corinthians 3:17 – If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.

We must reform and conform to the image of Christ in all things. We must walk as He walked as well (1 Peter 2:21-22). WE can walk as Christ walked if we would yield to the Master of Heaven and Earth and not to the fallen prince of darkness in this world who is seeking to destroy us all.

4. Rest – Sleep is a very important subject for the children of God in these last days. Satan has been hard at working destroying the temple of God. It is a necessity to go to bed at a reasonable hour and make it a habit not to sit up past nine o’clock. When the sunset, the natural law says time to rest. The body is to start shutting down, but of course, the world today is not built on God’s natural laws. The world violates it as much as possible.
We are council that every light should be extinguished after nine o’clock. We need to make this a habit as much as possible, put work and other things down and rest…and yes, there are sometimes, from time to time that something may come up that can’t wait, which needs to be addressed like a life or death situation or a soul is perishing in her or his sins or something of great importance needs to be addressed. But still, whatever we do to the body, whatever we neglect to do, it will take a toll in the end. It is better to go to bed early and wake up early.

We must reform from the ways of the world and not turn the night into day. Every soul needs to hit those repairing hours that take places between nine o’clock and midnight. Missing those hours of repair, is missing out on good health for the body to repair from the day’s work and stress. Those are the most important hours for the body to get what it needs. Failing to hit those crucial hours will result in early death. The body will be subjected to unhealthy machinery that cannot work the way God wants it to work. Let us not look back into the past, but let us now progress forward and reform even in the most important subject of sleep.

5. Exercise – Now here is a subject that so many choose to walk away from. Brethren, I know of men in the 70’s that could run circles around most people in their 20’s. Those of us who say, oh, I can’t do it I am an old broken down piece of work, is not the way we should be thinking. What you have done is programmed the brain to cause your body to feel that way. Change your diet, change your thinking and get to work in giving the body what it needs and you will see a difference.
Stretching is also part of exercise. It is very important to our body. Exercise is wonderful for the blood; therefore, it needs to be put into practice. If you’re an old person, try and do some simple exercises in the house or just simply walk around the neighborhood on the side walk etc. Winter is no excuse.

Proverbs 20:4 – The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg in harvest, and [have] nothing.

Pray about this and the Lord will answer. Believe and have faith and Christ will provide you with the strength that you need. It is not good that we sit idle. We need to get up, walk around, go outside and do something. Put your energy to outdoor farming, which was man’s first employment. Even I, as a minster, I spend time gardening as much as possible. It brings me closer to God. I can see His handy work. I am healed by the nature and doing something with the soil. It is a pleasure to see the harvest of what I was able to accomplish and this is purely good for our health as it was given in the Garden of Eden to do so. I create my own Garden of Eden around my house or wherever I may live. Gardening is part of my happiness and joy away from the desk and the burdens of others. It really brings me closer to God. This is why we are counseled to move to the country side and live off the land. Stop allowing the Wal-marts of the world to supply our needs as much as possible. We have a part to act in this work to take care of self. If you are not in the countryside now where you can get closer to God, pray about it as so many have done before and are now in the country preparing for the buy and sell issue that we are facing. They are going to try and force everyone to starve them into receiving the mark of the beast. What we cannot do, when we have done all we can to supply ourselves, whatever we lack, the Lord will supply for us. But again, we have a part to act and idleness will not work. If you have any questions, regarding country living and our calling, please go to our site and see the country living sermons series.

Types of Exercise:
When to Exercise:

  • Exercise will help in the work of digestion in our lives. To walk out after a meal is a good thing, hold the head erect as much as possible, put back the shoulders and stand firm, and exercise moderately on a regular bases, which this will be a great benefit to everyone. The mind will also be diverted from self to the beauties of God’s beautiful nature. The less the attention is called to our stomach after a meal, the better it will be for everyone.
  • Morning exercise is a wonderful way to start the day with some stretches, walking throughout the day as well, also being in a heavenly atmosphere and being around wildlife, or cultivating flowers in the garden is good for the soul as it was for Adam and Eve in the garden, which was man’s first employment, taking care of some small fruit trees, and gardening your own vegetables is great for connecting with God, which this is all necessary to have a healthy circulation of the blood flowing through the body. It is a sure safeguard against sicknesses and diseases, as well as congestions of the brain and lungs, or inflammation of the liver, and the kidneys as well, and many other diseases that are known to those that have not a right understanding of good health.
  • We are not to do anything that would occupy the mind and tax it more while after eating a meal. The mind will be overworked giving it too much to focus on. We should not engage in immediately hard exercise after a full meal; this would clearly be a violation to the laws of the human system. Immediately after eating our food there is a strong draught upon the nervous energy of the body. The brain is called into active exercise to assist the stomach in its work; therefore, when the mind or the body is over taxed after eating, this process of digestion is hindered and cannot fulfill its duty properly. The vitality of the human system, which is needed to carry on the work in one direction, it is called away from its first duty and set to work in another.

Benefits of Exercise:

  • God designed our human machinery to be in our daily activity; for in this activity or motion is its preserving power.
  • By us engaging in active exercising in the open clean air of the countryside, every day the liver, kidneys, and lungs will also be strengthened to perform their duty to have good health.
  • Healthy, active exercise is what we all need to be partaking in. This will invigorate our minds to the fullest.
  • Not only will our organs be strengthened by our daily activities, daily outside duties and regular exercising, but our mind will also acquire strength and knowledge through the action of these organs.
  • The more we all exercise; the better will be the circulation of the blood that is flowing through our bodies.
  • Any diseased stomach that has been built up on wrong habits, principles and practices, it will find relief by daily exercise.
  • Exercise is so important to our digestion, and to have a healthy condition of body and mind.
  • Useful employment to the human machinery will build up any feeble body. We need to stay active to be healthy. We cannot have a pure blood if we are stagnant. We need to arouse the liver to perform its daily work. By creating a great circulation for the blood to flow nicely through the body, we will find that our lives will change and we will gain power for the coming days.

6. Food

  • Genesis 1:29 “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
  • With our first parents, their intemperate desire caused them to lose Eden. Temperance plays a very big role in our lives. It has a lot to do with being restored back to Eden than most realize today.
  • Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables are the prescribed diet of our Creator. These foods, which should be prepared in a simple and natural manner, are the most healthful and nourishing. The food is best in its natural state. They give us strength; they bring the power of endurance that we need to sustain our lives, and we gain the intellect a Biblical Christian needs.
  • God gave our first parents in the Garden of Eden the food Christ had designed that the human race should eat. It was contrary to the Lord’s plan to have the life of any creature taken to fill man’s stomach and provide life for the human machinery. There was never to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the Garden of Eden, was the food required for man.

7. Pure Water

  • In having good health and when we are sick, it is pure water that will bring us back to good health. It is the beverage which God did provide to quench the thirst of animals and man. When freely drunk, it helps to supply our necessities for the system to work properly and it will bring assistance to resist disease. The external application of water is the most satisfactory ways to regulate the circulation of the blood flow through our system.
  • Pure water to drink and fresh air to breathe, this invigorates the vital organs in our bodies, purifies the blood, and helps nature in her task of overcoming the bad conditions that may exist in our system.

8. Trust in God

  • Proverbs 17:22 “A merry [rejoicing]heart doeth good like a medicine.”
  • Courage, hope, faith, sympathy, love, promotes health and prolongs life. A truly contented mind, a cheerful spirit, is health to the body and strength to our soul.
  • Gratitude, rejoicing, benevolence, and then trusting in God’s love and care for us—these are health’s greatest safeguard against the attacks of the enemy who seeks to cause us death.
  • Trust in the Lord is a very wonderful health to the body. Let not the feelings, the talks, or the attitude of any human agent depress you. Be careful that in words or action we do not give others any opportunity to obtain the advantage in hurting us. Let us keep looking unto Jesus Christ our Lord. He is our strength. By beholding Jesus we will become changed into His likeness. Jesus will be the health of your countenance and our God.
  • Psalms 9:10 “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”

May we all have good health and strive unto perfection for these last days. Peace…

A Life Time of Work

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John 17:19 – And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

The righteousness by which we are justified is given to us as believers who do not deserve it; the righteousness by which we are to be sanctified by the truth is earned by our works, which is “A Life Time of Work”.

John 17:17 – Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

When we look deeper, we can gain an understanding that “justification” is our title to the kingdom of God, and “sanctification” is getting fitted for it. It is through faith and works of the law that we bear the seal of approval for that kingdom. We are freely given the chance, which we do not deserve this second chance to prove who we profess to be in Christ, but it is freely given to us to make our calling and election sure.

2 Peter 1:10 – Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Christ will not do our part in this relationship with Him. It takes two to build a relationship. Christ has proven who He is and He has demonstrated His love for us, and so, we must do the same thing. He bore the cross and He died for us, now we must bear the cross and die   for Him and crucify the flesh and put away sin.

Galatians 5:24 – And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

We must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling.

Philippians 2:12 -…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

If we strive unto perfection and allow the truth to change our lives, we will become new creatures, the old man will die and the evidence that we have put on Christ becomes visible. The reward of eternal life is granted to those who surrender their lives unto change which is a race to victory.

1 Corinthians 9:24 – Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

If we are truly born again then we will be sanctified through the truth. If there is no change in the professor’s life, it is evident that they are not born again.

John 3:7 – Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

As the repentant sinner approaches the cross of Calvary and sees the bloodstained, stricken Son of God on the cross because of our sins, it is there at that moment the true Christians sees what he has done to the Son of God, and with a contrite heart that is broken to pieces, the repentant falls to his knees and cries out for forgiveness. He discerns Christ’s atoning sacrifice in the sinner’s behalf, and accepts this atonement as his only hope in this life and the future life to come, and as his sins are pardoned, he is then justified before God, which this is justification by faith.

Romans 3:28 – Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Billions have been led to believe that justification is the finishing work for heaven, but the Scriptures prove it is but just one of the first steps towards becoming a Biblical Christian. The life of a Christian has more to do than just believing in what Christ has done, or just professing to be a child of God. Billions today claim to be a child of God and heaven bound, but their fruits do not correspond with their profession. Their works do not prove that Christ is abiding. Their works do not demonstrate that His death for their sins has truly crushed out their desire to sin no more against the Son of God.

Matthew 15:8-9 – This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.

John 14:15 – If you love me, keep my commandments.

The true Christian will step into the works of sanctification. Sanctification is not the work of a moment, or an hour, nor is it found in a day, but it is a lifetime of work. It is a fight, it is a battle, where we are at war with the temptations of this world that it offers to pull us away from Christ, it is a constant struggle with the flesh when you are after the Spirit, and it is a day by day march to the city of God to be sanctified by the truth.

1 Timothy 6:12 – Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

There is no such thing as instantaneous sanctification. True sanctification is a daily work, continuing as long as life shall last. The true Christian is striving to put away the old sinful man, the old self did the works of the flesh before they were born again, which is the wicked and rebellious works of Satan that hates the law of God. Satan has caused this world to trample upon the Son of God’s law which defines what true love is for God supremely and our neighbor as our selves. The keeping of the law of God will furnish us with good works and establish us as Biblical saints.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Revelation 14:12 – Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

We can scripturally conclude that without the works of the law our profession is dead.

James 2:26 – For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

The true Christian is at war with sin; they see that how they have broken the law of God at every point and now they must fight and not continue to place Christ back on the cross. They see that every time they transgress the law of God they re-crucify the Son of God afresh and put Him to an open shame.

Hebrews 6:6 – If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.

When the believer sees that his sins have placed Christ on the cross, it is at that moment the professed Christian will begin the works of sanctification in turning away from their sins.

Acts 3:19 – Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

The world has been taught that all one has to do is simply believe and nothing else, but that is not what Scripture teaches. This so-called faith in Christ that exists in the world today, which professes to release everyone from their obligation of obedience to God, is not faith, but it is presumption. “By grace are ye saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). But “faith, if it hath not works, is dead” (James 2:17). Christ said of Himself, before He came to earth, “I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart” (Psalm 40:8). And just before He ascended again to heaven, He declared, “I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love” (John 15:10). The Scriptures conclude, “Hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments” (1 John 2:3).

1 John 2:4-6 – He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

1 Peter 2:22 – 23 – For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

Sanctification does not come through a happy flight of feelings as well, but is the result of constantly dying to sin, and constantly living for Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:31 – I die daily.

It is only by long and persevering efforts on the Christian soldier’s part that has put on the armor of God who will with stand the temptations offered. If we yield to the temptations then we once again sin against God. It is through sore discipline in the truth, and where we engage in a stern conflict, that we shall overcome this world through the power of God that He offers to all that desire to stand in the fight to be rewarded for heaven. The eternal reward comes at a price for the repentant. It came at a price for the Son of God to save us and give us a second chance to repent and it comes at a price for us to do the works of Christ in a world full of temptations to draw us back into sin. The eternal reward is given to those who have earned it, by first receiving Christ and striving to walk as He walked. Christ was perfect as we are to be.

Matthew 5:48 – Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Sanctification is not merely a theory, or some type of emotion, which a true Christian will learn to govern his or her emotions, and nor does sanctification come from lip service, but it comes by a living and visible proof that they are mirroring the image of Christ before a sinful world who has rejected Him through their unrepentant lives.

The true sanctification will be seen in all aspects of a Christian’s life. Everything a Christian does will speak for God. If we want to be true Christians, study the life of Christ and repent and do His perfect works so to present ourselves “a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God.”

Romans 12:1 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.

If we belong to Christ and He is our King, then we must prove it with our lives here in this sinful world. Christ proved Himself to us, now we are given a chance through His works to prove ourselves to Him, which we can do if we be Christ’s.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

The life of Christ that is found in His Scriptures is the great agency in the transformation of godly character that will give us the seal of approval for eternal life. In order to graduate from this world and be rewarded with the next, we must pass our tests and overcome this evil world with our good works.

Romans 12:21 – Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 – And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

God bless you all so much in the Lord…peace.

 

 

 

Rise Up To the Challenge

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Rise Up To the Challenge

1 Corinthians 16:13 – Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

Let us all rise up to the challenge, let us sore above the heights of the clouds in perfect works and glorify the Creator of the universe. We have an elevated standard that comes from the Creator of love that we need to attain to and reach if desire to be a soldier of Christ and a saint of the Most High God. We serve a God who is perfect in love. 1 John 4:8. And those who are truly serving Him this day will hear and rise up to the challenge of His invitation to all to come into real service for Christ. The true-hearted men and women, who delight to become like little children and want to be learners in the school of Christ, can do a great work for the Master wherever they may be, if they will only give heed to our Commander and Chief, the Source of our faith as it has sounded down along the lines to our time today…, “quit you like men, be strong!”

1 Corinthians 16:13 – Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

Strength only comes by exercise.  All who put to use their God given ability to work for Christ’s kingdom in soul saving and overcoming this world through the power of God, which God has given to us all, will have increased ability to devote to His service regardless of how much time this world may try and take from us. We must find time to dedicate service for the Lord’s purpose. We cannot enter into heaven empty handed. We must have stars on our crowns which show the work we have done for souls in our life time. We must not be found an unfaithful servant who hides his talent and does not labor for the Master and go out in search for the lost house of Israel.

Luke 12:46, 47 – The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.  And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes].

Matthew 25:30 – And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Those who do nothing in the cause of God, they will fail as well in growing in grace, in the knowledge of the truth and will not have the wisdom of God established in them to continue to walk after Christ. A man/woman who would lie down, refusing to exercise their limbs would soon lose all their power to use them; and thus, all Christians who will not exercise any of their God-given powers, they will not only fail to grow up into Christ’s righteousness, but they will have not the strength which he already has; they will become spiritually dead, destitute of strength. It is those who, with their love for God and their fellow mankind, are striving to help others in this world to see the light of truth, which will become established, strengthened, settled, in the truth and will never be tossed to and fro by the attacks of Satan and his false doctrines. Only the true and pure in heart, those that have a real love and zeal for God and His kingdom, it is those that are bearing the credentials in service to God that will endure till the end and receive their crown for eternal victory. The true Christian works for God anywhere they can, not from impulse, but from the true principles of God; not for a day or a month, or a moment in time while others are around, but during the entire period of life they are becoming established and settled into the truth.

Many think that by having a form of godliness, sitting around in the truth, doing very little for the world to see Christ is just fine. The day is coming where all will soon pass in review before the King of Righteousness and will fail the final test that is coming to the world to see who they will worship and serve. Failing to serve God is proving we serve Satan. These lost and unfaithful servants who are doing nothing for the Saviour’s kingdom to come in soul saving, truly they feel this world is just a play ground and don’t see that it is a battlefield. They don’t see the seriousness in all this, and how it is our duty as Christians to help everyone come to the knowledge of the truth. We are facing a stupendous crisis as the Mark of the beast is approaching, and many who have the truth are sleeping. In their sleep, they will find they will not make it to eternal life, but they will find themselves being destroyed into eternal sleep.

This battlefield is soon to get worse. Satan is pulling out all he can to deceive if possible the very elect. If we are sleeping then we will fall in the class of the foolish virgins as most professed Christians are falling into this slumber today. We are all called to endure through trials, hardness of tests, persecutions, and what have you; and as good soldiers we are to bear the cross of Christ, which means all that Christ endured through, then we must also endure through.

2 Timothy 3:12 – Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

The only way we are going to stand in the final test, the final fight in the battlefield is by getting close to Christ in our obedience to Him, which is developing perfect faith in Him. Our disobedience to Him is walking away from faith and gathering under Satan’s banner of deception. The more we disobey and don’t care, the more we are falling away from the source of life, and we will not endure the trial of our faith for our time that is coming.

1 Peter 1:7 – That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Let us be strong and quit ourselves like perfect Christian soldiers are to be. Let us also understand and gain this wisdom, let us keep it before our minds; the true test of character is found in our willingness to bear burdens, to take the hard place and not the easy road that leads to eternal death, to do the work that needs to be done, which is our Christian duty. And though it brings no earthly recognition or reward, we press forward to reach all that we are called to aim for and do, completing what we are to eventually finish for our Lord’s soon coming kingdom. Let us all stand up and fight and sound the alarms, blow the trumpets and be a faithful watchman and prove who we profess to be.

Joel 2:2 – Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

Oh, that each one would have a proper estimate on what God has given to each of our capabilities and exercise that which needs to be. In doing so, it will help others see, it will stand with them in the trying time that is standing before us that will be our trial of our faith. It stands at the door and billions are sleeping. The question we need to ask ourselves, what are we doing in the Lord’s vineyard with the truth we have and are called to sound? If we are afraid to work and do our duty, that Christian is going to find them standing in the day of the Lord as an unfaithful servant. It is time to work or be sifted.

Amos 9:9 – For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.

Let us all climb the ladder of progress through Christ’s given power that is supplied for all true Christians, and bring every power under the control of our King. In our own strength we can do nothing; but in the grace of our Saviour who provides all that we need, we can employ our powers in such a way as to bring the greatest good to our own soul and the greatest blessing to the souls of others. Let us all lay hold of Jesus, and we will diligently work the works of Christ in all things. If we do this, we shall work as He worked for the lost sheep, then we will finally receive the eternal reward that is coming to all who are faithful in their lot. Let us remember the promising words of our Lord that He left for us in Revelation 2:10 – “…be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

Peace…