“Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ,” the atheist professor of philosophy, pauses before his class and then asks one of his students to stand.

“You are a Christian, aren’t you son?”

“Yes Sir.” the student replied.

“So, you believe in God”?

“Absolutely”

“Tell me, is God good”?

“Sure, God is good.”

“Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything? asked the Professor.

“Yes, all that is good.”

“So, are you young man, good or evil”?”The Bible says I am evil Sir.”

The Professor grins knowingly, “Aha, The Bible” the Professor considers for a moment,

“Here’s one for you. Let’s say there’s a sick person over here, and you can cure him, You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?”

“Yes, Sir, I would”

“So…. you are good!”

“I wouldn’t say that Sir.”

“But why would you say that? You’d help the sick and maimed persons if you could. Most of us would, if we could. But God doesn’t

The student remained quiet, so the Professor continues. “He doesn’t does He? My brother was a Christian, who died of cancer, even though  he prayed and prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer that one?” the Professor asked angrily.

The Student remained silent.

“No, you can’t, can you? the Professor says. He takes a sip of water, giving him and the student time to relax.

“Let’s begin again, young man, Is God good?”

“Er…Yes”

“Is Satan good”?

Without hesitation, the student says, “NO!”

“Then where did Satan come from?”

The young man…”errr from God”

“That’s right, God made Satan, didn’t He?” Tell me son, is there evil in this world?”

“Yes, Sir!”

“Evil’s every where, isn’t it? And God did make everything, correct?

“….Yes”

“So who created Evil”? The Professor went on, “If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.”  Without allowing the student to answer , he goes on, “Is there sickness? Mortality? hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things in this world now?”

The student says softly, “Yes”.

“So who created them all these ills”?

Again no answer, so he repeats the question, as he begins to pace in front of his class.

“Tell me”, he addresses another student. “Do you also believe in Jesus Christ.”?

The student’s confident voice replies, “Yes, Professor I do!”

He stops his pacing. “Science says you have five senses to use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me son, have you ever seen Jesus?”

“No Sir, I’ve never seen Him”.

“Them tell me, have you ever heard your Jesus?”

“No, Sir I have not”.

“So, have you ever actually felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus, or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?”

“No Sir, I’m afraid I haven’t.”

“Yet you still believe in Him”?

“Yes.”

“According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say about that, young man?”

The student stands quietly for a moment, and then asked his own question, “Professor is there such a ting as heat?”

“Yes, you know there is.”

“Now is there such a ting as cold?” the student asks.

“Yes, son of course, there is cold also.”

“No, Sir, there is not!”

The professor turned to face the student, obviously interested, as the became very quiet.

The student went on, “You can can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat,or no heat, but we do not have anything called ‘cold’! We can hit up to 485 Degrees below Zero, the temperature of space in the sun’s shade, but no lower than that. There can be no such thing as cold, because if there were, we could make things even colder that the minus 485 degrees Fahrenheit. At that point, every body or object susceptible to study, when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter transmits energy. Absolute zero, the 584 degree Fahrenheit, is only the total absence of heat. So you see sir, cold is only our word, to describe the absence  of heat. We cannot measure cold, heat we can, and do measure in thermal units, because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, it’s only the absence of it!”

Silence.. in the room. A pen drops, sounding more as a hammer.

 

“Now professor what about darkness, is there such a thing as darkness”?

“Yes, of course there is, what is night if not darkness?”

“Sorry, Wrong again,Sir, Darkness is not something: it is but the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no constant light it’s called darkness is it not? But darkness is but our meaning, yet in reality it is only the absence of light. Because if darkness were a thing, then we could make the darkness even darker, couldn’t we Professor?”

The Older man began to smile. This will be a good semester, “So what is the point you are making young man?”

Yes Sir, my point is, that your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, thus your conclusion must also be flawed, sir”

“You sir, have been working on the premise of duality”, the student said, “You argue that there’s life, and then there’s death; a Good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something human science can measure or weigh. Sir science can’t even explain thought. It uses both electricity and magnetism, but neither has never been seen directly, much less fully explained, nor understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life, is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.

“Now, please tell me Sir, Do you teach your students that they evolved from a common ancestor of the apes?”

“If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes of course I do”

“Have you Sir, ever directly observed this evolution, with your own eyes?”

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where this is going. A very good seminar, indeed, will this become.

“Since no one had ever directly observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, Sir? Are you then not now a scientist, but rather only a preacher”?

The class erupted into a roar.

“To continue the point Sir, that you were making to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean..”

“Has anyone here ever heard our professor’s brain, or felt his brain, touched, or smelled the brain , it appears to have done so Sir. Thus according to the established rules of your empirical, stable, and, demonstrable protocol, science Sir, with all due respect,says Sir , you have no brain. So if science says you have no brain, how Sir, could or can we trust your truth in your lectures?”

Now the room collapsed into total silence.

Finally, after what seemed an eternity, the older man answers, “I guess you’ll have to take my lesson on faith.”

“Now, Sir, that you have accepted that faith does indeed exist Sir, and, the fact faith exists with life, the student went on, “now Sir, is there such a thing as evil”?

Now, not certain, what would be next, he responds, “Of course, there is, we see it every day, in the examples of man’s inhumanity to man, in the multitudes of crimes in the world. All of these are the manifestations of evil and nothing more.”The student replies, ” Evil does not exist, Sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It’s like the cold that comes when there’s no heat. Or the darkness that comes when there’s no light.

The Professor sat down at his desk.

Pass this one on if you have faith and love Jesus.Thank Y O U for your time

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FINAL DAYS # 6.

LET’ S BEGIN WITH:

1 Samuel 15:29 “And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, [GOD] that he should repent.”     Hebrews 6:18 “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: “

God unlike man, can NOT lie, do Y O U accept that fact?

1 To whom does God reveal His secrets to?

Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.:

Joel 2:28-29 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.”

All the Bible’s human writers were Prophets and Prophetess, plus Marium Exodus 15:20. Deborah in Judges 4:4. Huldah in 2 kings 22:14. Noadiah in Nehemiah 6:14 and Phillip’s four daughters in Acts 21:8-9. . In modern times we have had E.  G. White , who is still America’s most prolific author, and her books “The Great Controversy,” ‘Steps to Christ” and” The Desire of Ages” are perennial best sellers. Her ‘Spirit of Prophecy” series, helps anyone understand the Holy Bible, as they were all given to her via visions and dreams.  From the age of 17 she was a bedrock example of faith in her Savior.  She was a founder member of the Seventh day Adventist Church. The ONLY Church so blessed, by GOD, yet she called herself but a messenger, not a prophet, and yes she did foretell many events, before they became fact! The Civil war, The S.F. earth quake, each years before they became reality.

2. Church History    [Christ died in spring of A.D. 31.] 3.5 yrs after Baptism                                            just as Daniel had foretold in the 2300 yrs prophecy]

History:                                                                      The FOUR HORSEMAN of Revelation

UP TOO 100 A.D.   Apostolic Church             A Conquering Faith                                                       100- 300 A.D.    Early Church             A Bloodstained Faith                                                     300- 600 A.D.    Age of Church Fathers [Traditions begin] A Compromised Faith             600- 1600 A.D.  Medieval Church {Dark Ages] A Dead Faith.

Daniel 8:12″ And a host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered.”  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.”

The Catholic National issue of July ,1895:  “THE POPE is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is, Jesus Christ Himself, hidden under veil of flesh.”   That’s their words not mine I just repeated them.

3.. Steps TO Compromise:

Traditions:     Mark 7:13 “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”   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:                                                  NOTE: There is but ONE Law, that,  that has a time element within it:

Exodus 20:8-11 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, 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.

NOTE: Please do NOT go and say “I keep every day as my day of worship, as THAT is keeping YOUR law and not that of Gods! read Genesis 2:1-3 and Exodus 16 plus We ALL know that Christ rose from the grave on a Sunday [one excuse Rome gives for the change to the First day of the week,] being “Easter Sunday” but look at this passage:   Luke 23:52-56 and Lk. 24:1-3, there is no excuse for anyone who can read, not to know that the Lord’s Day is the Seventh Day, from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday, just as Jesus Himself observed the Sabbath!   Obey God or man? Who can give Y O U eternal life?

NOT MAN NOR MEN! They can;’t even save themselves!

PENANCES:  =   Human works, stuff we do thinking we can save self.

Proverbs 4:16 “For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.”       Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”    Jude 1:3 “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”     Romans 8:6-7 “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

Note: Yes, there are many very sincere believers in Christ, in this “Universal (Catholic) Church, but what if they are SINCERELY WRONG? Would anyone not wish to be corrected, and be AT ONE atonement– with Christ?  For this is this post’s purpose!

INDULGENCES:  paying  for forgiveness before one sins, or for those in “Purgatory” both of which find no harmony in God’s word, thus another of 100’s of traditions of men!

Deuteronomy 24:16 “The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.”

NOTE: No person can pay for the sins of another, Christ already did this act! You see much of this thinking is predicated upon the believing of Satan’s lie way back in Gen.3:4 “You will surely NOT die” That’s how we got to die and go to heaven or hell, which finds no fit in God’s Word, and they KNOW IT!   Jude 1:6 “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”

2 Peter 2:1 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”

IMAGES:  PICTURES, PAINTINGS, AND STATUES all over their churches.

Why do Y O U think in their ” Book of Catechism for Converts to Catholicism” by P. Geiermann, they have removed the SECOND COMMANDMENT? ….

Exodus 20:4-6 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

NOTE:  The Statue of “ST.Peter”, in the Vatican was…. actually… one of Apollo the Pagan Roman god, but I guess there’s no sense in wasting a statue now is there? But it toe has been down down over time of people kissing and rubbing it!

TRANSUBSTANTIATION:  The real presence of , bodily, of Christ????? From Rev. Peter Geiermamm, C.SS. R. Ibid. p.74.

Q: What is Transubstantiation?

A: Transubstantiation is the changing of the substance of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. They base this on the passage in John 6:1-60, the Last Supper!   What’s the correct understanding?

John 6:48 “I am that bread of life.” John 17:14 “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”  2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”                                                                   John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

Note:  I hope you can see that Christ is the Word, and the Holy Bible’s AUTHOR, thus our “DAILY BREAD”, remember, give us our daily bread, do you study daily? When men begin to interpret the Word of God, we stray from the truth that is God. Now you know why there just over 40,000 Different “Christian?” denominations on earth! [ Dan Gabbert at amazingdiscovewries.org. ]

CHURCH HIERARCHY: Popes, Bishops, Cardinals head most churches…

Unlike the Seventh day Adventist Church, in which each congregation sends representatives to their State or regional Conferences, who in turn elect people to the National, who in turn elect to the International Conference, who then elect a President! Thus we are a “From the Bottom up” structure, and not from the top down as most are!Sadly many think of us a cult, but if one asks, “What’s a cult”? They say all take order from one person at the top, well under that meaning ALL others are cults, right?    What’s the Bible say?

Mark 10:42-43 “But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:”

HUMAN DOGMAS:

Man has an eternal soul!  NO!   This is accepting Satan lie in Gen.3:4.  Look: 1 Timothy 6:15-16 “Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.”

1 Corinthians 15:51-54. “ Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on in-corruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on in-corruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”

NOTE: BUT BUT…I was taught that… when we die we go to either heaven or hell. That’s Man’s “Fly-Away,” doctrine  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”                                            John 11:24 “Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”  John 6:54 “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

DOGMAS:  MAN HAS AN IMMORTAL SOUL..  no!

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Note: Dust + God + God’s breath {of Life} = man AS a Living Soul. We all became living souls, a soul is NOT some added on extra that survives death!

2 Corinthians 5:8 “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”    YES , I want to be with my Lord also, but it’s not my life, it’s  HIS, so we all. also live due to His WILL! But we must “Die” to self-will!.       Ecclesiastes 9:5 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.”   Psalms 104:29; 146: 04; Job 34:14-15; Isaiah 2:22;  Note breath, Spirit, Breath of Like all means the same thing, God’s breath.

 Ecclesiastes 12:7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”    Acts 2:34 “For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,”

Note: Read all the above verses, and know that there is NOT ONE hint in the entire Bible that points to Mary, Mother of Jesus, being resurrected and in Heaven, she is still in her grave, so your prayers to her are ????? Sorry, pray to Jesus instead!

SALVATION ONLY BY “THE CHURCH” !   

Salvation only by, in and from Jesus Christ, a Church is but a man-made edifice, run by men , who can’t even save themselves!

There are many more points of doctrines that Rome holds that find no fit in God’s Word! I guess that’s why they hold Traditions and church laws above the Bible!

4. Would God’s truth be trodden down forever?

Proverbs 4:18 “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”    Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. “

NOTE: In the “Times of the End”, there shall be but two camps of people, Those who obey GOD via all His Word, and those who obey man and what they say about God’s Word! Now Please read the Proverbs 14:12, above again and again, knowing that man’s Traditions, are but words of man!

Also know that the Black Horse   Revelation 6:5″ And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.”             This period of time, the Medieval church, history calls this the Dark Ages”, Because God truth was locked up. Until…..

5. The Reformation & the  Reformers.

Advent Movement …. >  7 th Day Sabbath, Death/health [Ecc.12:7; Gen. 1:29-31.]

Miller W. …………………..> The Second Coming [Jn. 14:1-3;  Rev.22:7,12,20.]

Wesley…….>               Holiness, we must do our part  [[1 Pet.1:16]

Anabaptist………>     Baptism, by total immersion, not sprinkling  {Matt.3:16]

Calvin…………………>        Spiritual Growth  [2Pet. 3:18]

Luther……………………>    Saved by Grace ,not human works [Ehp.2:8]

Huss…………………..> Obedience to the Bible not to men. [John 14:15]

Waldenses…………………..> The Bible, and the Bible only. [Proverbs 14:12]”Traditions”

6.  How does God call us to worship Him?                                                                           Matthew 15:9″ But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

Note: All doctrines INVENTED BY MEN, are the Traditions of men!

7. What job has God called believers to do?                                                                       Isaiah 58:12-13 “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words.”

We are to repair the breach. of the Sabbath.

8. How are God’s people described?                                                                                     Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Note: That includes the the 2nd and fourth, which most “Christians”, break!

Thanking Y O U for your time.  Questions?  Comments?  John at wwww.servant@frontier.com

Next: A Oral Exchange of Vies…Science VS. God.

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FINAL DAYS Study Guide # 5.

1. Bible students ask “what time is it”?   

Revelation 14:6-10 “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, 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, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:”

Note: Those who have studied with me, know that Judgement began in 1844, as the Book of Daniel showed.

2. What event is described here?                                                                              Daniel 7:9-10 “I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.”

Daniel was shown, in vision, the Second Advent, Christ’s return to near       earth. {His feet shall touch earth, but the false Christ’s feet, will. 2 Thess.2.}

3 When does Judgment begin?                                                                                 Daniel 8:14 “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. “

NOTE: in Prophetic time… a day = a year  {Ezekiel 4:6, Numbers 14:34}. Unless one has a start date, dates are of no value, but this began with the command to rebuilt the  Temple in 457 B.C

 Ezra 7:11-26 Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statues to Israel. Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time. I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee. Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to enquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thine hand; And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered unto the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem, And all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their God which is in Jerusalem: That thou mayest buy speedily with this money bullocks, rams, lambs, with their meat offerings and their drink offerings, and offer them upon the altar of the house of your God which is in Jerusalem. And whatsoever shall seem good to thee, and to thy brethren, to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do after the will of your God. The vessels also that are given thee for the service of the house of thy God, those deliver thou before the God of Jerusalem. And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which thou shalt have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king’s treasure house. And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily, Unto an hundred talents of silver, and to an hundred measures of wheat, and to an hundred baths of wine, and to an hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much. Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons? Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them. And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not. And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.  “

Note: All time prophecy in Daniel begins with this commandment by the Persian King Artaxerxes, in his seventh year of his reign.

Daniel 9:25 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. “

Daniel 8:12-14 “And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.  “

X>…Xerxes Degree 457 B.C. [2,300 days/years Dan.8:14] + 70 weeks ( 490 YRS) of Dan. (:24-27. = 7+62= 69 weeks/483 yrs leaving 1 week or 7 years>.

457B.C. > 483 days/Yrs Jesus’ Baptism/begin ministry [fall A.D. 27] +  3.5 yrs {Dan 9:26] Cut-off, but not for Himself.   the Cross [ spring A.d.31 … Gospel to the Gentiles at the Stoning of Stephen A.D. 34.

NOTE: If someone believes not the Bible ask them how Daniel could know the years of Christs’ Ministry beginning , and His death 3.5 years later?

4. Who will be judged?

 Acts 17:31″ Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead”

5.   Why is there a need for a judgement  ?                                                            Isaiah 14:12-15″ How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.  ”                                                                                                            Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. “

Note: As all have sinned, and the wages of sin is death, now know why Christ wanted to die for us, because of His great love for us. Thus we all either accept Christ and His gift, or we perish, forever, with our sins. Simple ain’t it?

6. What things are judged?                                                                                        Ecclesiastes 12:14 “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”

But by what standards are we to be judged?

The Ten Commandments, both as written in their fullest meanings! Hate your brother without cause =  murder! Lust in your heart for a  woman, not your wife, = adultery! Get the picture?  The Law is both to be taken Literal and Spiritual.

7. Can any one hide anything from GOD?

Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”

Romans 14:11-12 “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”

Note: EVERY knee, shall bow, including Satan, and all His Angels, and all of mankind who have not accepted Christ, as their personal Savior, with loving obedience.. Remember John 14:15  “if you love me, keep my commandments”  Now  did HE , Jesus mean only those we agree with or willing to accept, or ALL? Including my Catholic friends, the SECOND and the Fourth, and all others who obey Rome’s SUN  day worship!

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.”

Albert Smith, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, replying for the Cardinal in a letter, February 10, 1920>  ” If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath Day. In keeping the Sunday, they are following the law of the Catholic church..

“We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.”  Pope Leo 13th., in his Encyclical letter of June 20, 1894.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,    2. That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.  3.   Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;    4.   Who opposeth and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”

Note: Please, please look again at Vs. 4, with Pope Leo’s statement in mind! For he stated the Little Horn’s thinking and its practices! Please do not think, that in these years of Ecumenical Unity, that she has changed, in any way shape or form because of…

Revelation 13:2 “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”  [Daniel 7 will ID the kingdoms, but does not I.D Pagan Rome outright, as she had both the power and organisation to kill Christianity’ spreading, at the rates it did. Yet the Word does I,D this final human kingdom, by its actions

Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

8.  Does it really matter what we say?

 Matthew 12:36-37 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”

9. Is there a record of our actions in Heaven?

Malachi 3:16-17 “Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.”

Psalms 56:8 “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?”

10. What’s  the name of the this book, where the names of the faithful are listed?

Psalms 69:27-28 “Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.” Revelation 3:5 “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. ”  Revelation 21:27 “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s [Jesus Christ] book of life. “

11.What will be the outcome of the Judgment?

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.”

Note: In other words, life on this earth, is our Probation, to “get right”, with our Savior, and our Father-God! When will probation be closed? Date unknowable, to man, but God will seal His own, at or near the international enforcement of the Sunday Worship Law, and the killing of those who refuse Rome’s law. Remember the Plaques of Egypt? WHEN did they come, when by law Israel was refused to obey the Sabbath, as it was so shall it be! {Eccl.1:9]

Note: That’s when Christ shall return to gather His Harvest, me and I hope Y O U also!

12. How can we get into good standing with God?

 Isaiah 64:6-8 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”

Note: we ALL have a free-will. thus ALL can choose to allow God, to “mold us” as His will. We are to “Die to self-will”, so that Christ can live more fully within us!
That is difficult, for us but the Holy Spirit can do this…… look…… Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

John 5:24-25 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.”

13. What role does FAITH play?    Read the above verse, again!

14. Can God save anyone, even me, a dreadful sinner?

 Hebrews 7:25-26 “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;”

Note: He spoke the universe into existence, are your sins that big?   NO!

15. Who is our defense lawyer?

1 John 2:1 “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:”

He who died for Y O U, can Y O U have a better lawyer than Jesus? The question is: “Are Y O U with your lawyer in loving faith?”

16. When Jesus comes back, what does He,have with Him?

Revelation 22:12 “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”

Note: I come quickly, has been misapplied often and for a long time. Once the plagues hit mankind, the boils, the waters of a dead man, etc. THEN His return will be but a matter of some weeks! WHY?….

Matthew 24:21-22. “ For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

Note:  Did the Children of Israel suffer under the ten Plagues of Egypt?  NO! Neither then will those whose faith in Christ will carry them through. Will some be killed, yes! Even as those who were martyred by both Pagan and “Christian”, Rome!

HIS REWARD? Those who trust Him with total faith.

NEXT: Study Guide # 6.  The BIBLE is TRUTH!  Hebrews 6:18.”That two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:”

Want/need more Truth? Visit your Seventh day Adventist Church, any Saturday/Sabbath at 9:15 AM. you just may find the peace of mind you search for.

Thanking Y O U for your time,  Questions?  Comments?  john at servant@frontier.com

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Final Days Study Guide #4.

1.  What are some of the results of sin?                                                                                        Guilt, loss of Happiness, Loneliness, Fear, Anxiety, and insecurity                                                 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should                         perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

NOTE: Have Y O U, not heard that small silent inner voice, calling Y O U to come to God The Father through Christ Jesus as Y O U R personal savior?  That’s the Holy Spirit, working on you! Some call this their ‘Conscience,’ but it is Y O U R Father’s calling you! Hed does call ALL His children, but few there be that are “still’ enough to hear it, most are far too wrapped up into self!  That’s why so few even study His Word, the Bible!

2. What exactly has separated us from God?       A: Sin.                                                       Isaiah 59:1-4″ Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated                      between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.”

 

3. Broken relationships:  A-with God and B- with each other  (C)the world                                              (A). Genesis 3:8 “And they heard the voice of the LORD God                                                     walking in the garden in  the  cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the  presence of  the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

 (B)  Genesis 3:12-13 “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to  be with me,  she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said  unto the  woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The     serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

NOTE: The finger-pointing began, and it’s still ongoing, right?  Howe ever…..                                         Deuteronomy 24:16 “The fathers shall not be put to death for the                                               children,  neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall  be put to death for his own sin.”

Note: Each person shall be held to account for their own actions, thoughts and deeds.  So what is God’s yardstick to measure us by?    [Exodus 20: 1-17 God’s Royal Law, which is reflective of His character.]                                                                                      (C)  2 Peter 3:1-8 “This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Savior: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”

Note: Have not most accepted man’s idea, [from the mind of Satan] that evolution is factual, thus no need for God?

 

4. What is the final result of sin?                                                                                                     Romans 6:18-23 “Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Un-repented sins, sins not forgiven, do come with consequences, if that is not believable, to you, go to a poker game and lose your mortgage money for the month!  We are not to gamble!  Since none can “Fix self”, to be perfect, we need outside help, and that’s the job of the Holy Spirit, to clean us up, and give us, over time a new and clean heart/Mind.

 Revelation 20:14-15 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the                                                second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of                                           life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Note: One with um-repented, and non-confessed sin (s) , shall NOT have their names written in the The Book of life, and therefore shall cast in to the Fire with Satan and all of his allies.

Yet Salvation and eternal life is yours for the asking, in loving obedience to His Commandments!

5. What does the Bible say God would do to Satan?                                                                   Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed [Satan’s followers]  and her seed; [Jesus Christ] it shall bruise [crush]thy head, and thou shalt bruise [bruise by a nail] his heel.                                                                 Ezekiel 28:18 “Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.”

Note: There is no hell fire now, nor has there been, not until the end of the 1000 years AFTER Christ’s Second Advent! Revelation 19-22.  {If Y O U have been told “This book is not for man”, please explain this….

  Revelation 1:3 “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.”

6. What did John the baptist say about Jesus?                                                                         John 1:29 ” The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

7. Does the Book of Revelation refer to Jesus as the Lamb of God?                                       Revelation 5:11-12 “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.”

Revelation 13:8 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him,                                      whose names  are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain                                         from the foundations of the world.”

8. Did Jesus ever commit a sin, as some claim?                                                                               2 Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no                            sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”                     Ephesians 5:26-27 “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of                   water by the word, 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.”

NOTE: Christ was the Lamb of God, perfect, without spot or blemish, only perfection would or could atone for the sins of mankind. He took them unto Himself and died for our sins that we might not have to do the same, IF we but surrender unto Jesus, and give Him our sins, rather than us  needing to die with and for our sins.                                                Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life                                                     through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

8. Did  Jesus ever commit a sin?                                                                                                        2 Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;                     that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”  Genesis 2:17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

NO! He took on our sins, the sins of mankind, for all time, so that we DO NOT have to price the price of sin…. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Note:  It is for this very purpose that we must repent and humbly ask for His forgiveness, if we do not then we shall pay for our sins by our selves, so give Jesus your sins, or burn with them, in the end, in the Lake of Fire Rev.19 +.

9. What must we each do, to receive salvation?                                                                    Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of                                yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”                1 Corinthians 6:10-11 “Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers,                                 nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some                        of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the                         name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. “

10: Steps to find peace of mind.

A: Accept: Romans 3:23   B. Believe: Acts 16:31.   C. Confess: 1 John 1:9                    D. Decide: Revelation :3:20-23.    E. Repent: Acts 3:19.

11. Can I know I have eternal life. . .today?                                                                            1 John 5:12-13 “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of                                    God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on                               the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life,                                and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”                            Note: The answer is YES! IF. . . if you accept Christ, in full faith and trust, with loving obedience, to His will.                                                                                                                       John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that                          believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”           John 20:31 “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,            the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

1 John 1:1-2 “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which              we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have                   handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)”

12. How much does God love Y O U .                                                                                           John 3:15-19 “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”

Next Lesson 5. Judgment.

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FINAL DAYS STUDY GUIDE 3.

1. How soon where these things to take place?                                                                     Revelation 1:1 “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew                  unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified               it by his angel unto his servant John:”

2. What is at the “Heart” of this angelic message?                                                                     Revelation 14:6-7 “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”

Note: This is part of the Three Angels Message, and how 3ABN.org got its name. {it now has 13 Satellites covering the entire earth, with God’s word! Check out the site on the web.

3. What is Babylon’s wine?                                                                                                                  Revelation 14:8 “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is                          fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath                    of her fornication.”                                                                                                                Note: fornication= accepting strange gods, thus apostasy!

4. Who receives the “Mark of the Beast” ?                                                                                    Revelation 14:9-10. ” And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, 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, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:”

Note: Does anyone today, 10/2014, have this mark now?   NO! None shall, not until The Sunday Law becomes international law by all earth’s governments! This becomes the dividing line, between those  who have chosen to obey God and those who obey men, which can be seen very plainly, as to the chosen day to worship. Either on god’s Seventh day, Friday at sunset, to Saturday’s sunset, or man’s First day of the week the “Venerable Day of the Sun”…Sunday.  Read Genesis 2:1-3 and Exodus 20:8-11.  That is the end-time choice, obey God or men!

5. How are God’s people described?                                                                                                          Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”   [Revelation 12:17 last part, How does God see those who obey men? Rev. 22:11. Please think! SELAH!

6. Revelation presents 2 groups:

(a). One group worships the     ———————- ?                                                                          Revelation 14:7 “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”

(b). One group worships the……………………………………?                                                                         Revelation 14:9 “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, ”                                                                                                                                                          NOTE: Remember a beast is symbolic ,or represents a kingdom, a power, and usually with the power of both civil and religion as one. As with most of Islam today and the Vatican during the Dark ages, both hold “Believe as I or die.” philosophy.

7. What is the basis of all true worship as per the Bible?                                                         Revelation 4:11″ Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Has God left a sign of His creative authority?                                                                       Exodus 20:8-11 . “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.”

Note: Ever see a picture of the “Seal of Office” on the Podium when the President of the U.S. speaks? Notice that it shows three things: Name– Title– Region of ruler ship. as of today it’s  Barack H. Obama– President— United States of America. Right?

9. God’s seal contains: 

Well look close and learn: A: Name: LORD—- B: Made/Creator—– C: Heaven and Earth.

10. Why have not the plagues fallen yet?                                                                                     Revelation 7:2-3. “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. “

Note: We are all still under probation, but the investigative judgement has begun, and is still in progress, as God……                                                                                                                     2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count                                  slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but                       that all should come to repentance.”

11. Where does God put His seal?                                                                                                      Hebrews 8:10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people. “

12: What would the Little Horn?antichirst seek to do?                                                           Daniel 7:23-26 “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 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. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.”

Thank Y O U for your time.  Questions?  Comments? John at http://www.servant@frontier.com

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FINAL DAYS STUDY GUIDE 2.

1. What did Jesus say about the traditions of man?

A: Mark 7:9 “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”                                                                                                        Q: What are some of the traditions?                                                                                                         Sunday Worship, the changing of the God’s Fourth Commandment. Exodus 20:8-11, which was foretold in Daniel 725.  Genesis 1 shows god set the time of days as from sunset to sunset, but Rome changed it from midnight to midnight!, naming just two.

2. How do we make sure we are not among the deceived?                                                                2 Timothy 2:15-16 ” Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.”

3. In the beginning what Did God create and why?                                                                             Genesis 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”                                                                                                                                                       Genesis 3:8 “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife …….”

God as any Father, wants a good close relationship with all His children.

4. Has God changed His mind about the day of rest?

 Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”                                                                                                                                                 Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, 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.”                                                     Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”        To know exactly which day is God’s day of REST, Read Exodus 16th chapter.               Notice the time frames i n Luke and remember we celebrate Easter Sunday why?

 Luke 23:55-56 “And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulcher, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.   Luke 24 : 1-2″ Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.”

4. What does God do, as we trust Him obediently?                                                              Ezekiel 20:12″ Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.”                                            Sanctify… as in Gen. 2:1-3 above, it means to “Set-apart for a Holy purpose” Now can man make anything. . . holy?

6. Bible Prophecy Symbols.

Symbols                                Represent                        Scripture

a. Seas              –>                    People               –>        Revelation 17:15

b. Wind            –>                      War                –>          Jeremiah 49:36-37.

c.  Beasts         –>                   Kingdoms         –>           Daniel 7:17.   + Dan. 7:3-7                      Note: Daniel 7 beasts/kingdoms are the same as the kingdoms  given in Dan.2.  Please know that in prophecy, God tells us the stories in layers like an onion but from small to ever greater details.

7. Beasts:

Lion represents     Babylon [of old]    Daniel 7:4    B.C. 605– 539                                               Bear    represents      Medo-Persia    Dan. 7:5    B.C. 539- 3321.                                                   Leopard Represents   Greece [Grecia] Dan.7:6  B.C. 331- 168.                                                     Terrible beast      Pagan Rome               Dan 7: 8,9,24-25.  168 B.C.- 475 A.D.                            10 Horns are 10 Kingdoms – W. Europe.                                                                                        Little Horn  is Papal Rome/ the Holy Roman Empire. 538 Vatican’s ruled to 1798 A.D.  Bible says she’ll rule until the end of this age of flesh man.

8.  A TIME, TIMES AND HALF A TIME.

Time=  one year = 360 days [Hebrew Calendar year]                                                       Times= 2 years  =  720 days                                                                                                         1/2 Time= 180   =  1260 total days/Years 538-1798   {Note: Prophetic time 1 day = 1 year.} *

* Ezekiel 4:6 “And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year. “

Please note the Papacy ruled supreme in both church and State, under the threat of ex-communication, which was a slow death sentence, as it was automatically extended to any and all who gave aid and comfort to such a one. This rule began 538 the last of the Three kingdoms who opposed her doctrines, was uprooted in that year until 1798 and Napoleon’s army took the Pope prisoner, and removed all but the 114 acres   from the her. This is today’s Vatican city/State, with most of earth’s nations have an Embassy within her territory and she a seat on the U.N!

9. Does God ever change?                                                                                                                  Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. ”                                                                                                                                     Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.”

10.  Does the Book of Revelation talk about this world power?                             Revelation 13:2 “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.  “

Note: John  is looking from his time back to the time of Daniel, [ a book to be used to interpret Revelation] who was shown from His time forwards, thus the beast/kingdoms are in reverse order in revelation.] The Last beast given Great and Terrible, was pagan Rome, which by the power of Constantine  transferred his powers to the then Bishop of Rome’s church, in 331 A.D.                                                                                                                 Revelation 13:3 “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. “

Note: This is the capture of the Pope in A.D. 1798, who died three months later.                          

     Revelation 13:4-8 “And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. ”                         Note:  The above covers the time span from 335 A.D. until 1798.

11. Who is behind the Little Horn power and why?

  Revelation 13:11 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. ”                                                                       Note: This is the U.S. of A’s birth, and what it shall do join with the Vatican, which we did under Ronald Reagan . Today we have our Ambassador and we have theirs!                      Revelation 13:12 “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”

Note: This is in progress today, but the wound will not be fully healed until international Sunday Worship Law is declared and enforced by governments laws.

12> Who do Y O U want to follow God or man?

Man says worship on Sunday, the day of Venerable Sun, or worship as God directs on the seventh day Sabbath..  Genesis 2:3 “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

    Isaiah 58:13 “If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:   

    Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, 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.”

In the end there shall be but two camps: 1. that obeys God  2. One that obeys Man!    All in camp 2 shall perish  at Christ’s return, those are living, all in camp 2 living shall meet Christ in the air, all those who “Sleep in christ”, their graves shall open and also meet Him in the air, and be with Christ forever!    

WHOM WILL YOU FOLLOW?

                                               

 

 

 

 

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Sign of the Times October ’14. War of the Worlds. Nancy Canwell.

My many thanks to both this monthly Magazine and the author of this piece Nancy  Canwell.

Pastor Walter was sitting in his living room with Jeff  {names have been changed], the husband of one of his church members, who had recently asked for Bible studies.                        Paster Walter knew that Jeff had been “fence-sitting”, spiritually for years– at times open to God but mostly ignoring Him. This particular night their study was about the great war between God and Satan– between good and evil. and pastor Walter knew from experience that Satan’s side never likes being exposes. So he prayed silently for Jeff. Jeff listened intently as Pastor Walter read from the Bible and explained about Satan’s role in the world.

Suddenly Jeff spoke up, “pastor, I am sorry to interupt you, but I’m feeling something really strange right now.” He gave a nervous laugh. “look at my arms, the hairs are standing up! I feel like someone is over there, looking through the window at me!”                       The Pastor, knew exdactly what was going on. “jeff”, he said, “you are caught in the middle of a real spiritual battle, between the powers of good and evil. You have felt God urging you to give your life to Him. You need to do that, because if you don’t you’ll be siding with the devil by default. There are only two sides in this war.                                                        Jeff left the Pastor’s house that night very troubled—still without making his decision. But now he understood clearly that he would have to choose.

Battles in the War.

In the history of our universe, several major battles have been fought in this war between good and evil. Yet each time God has been the victorious One!                                        The first battle describes how sin came into the world, it is found in…..

Revelation 12:7-9 “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 the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

Here we find Jesus as the Archangel, and the dragon as Satan. Score: God 1 and Satan 0.

The second battle was fought in the garden of Eden. As Satan used the serpent as any Ventriloquist uses their dummy, he tempted eve into compromising her loyalty to God, For god has clearly said:  Genesis 2:17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. ”                    It may be hard for us to imagine Eve was somehow coaxed into believing the snake rather than obeying the One who had given her life, she ate the fruit….                                            Genesis 3:4-6 “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”

Note {(j.b.) man has taken this lie “you shalt surely not die” from Satan, to claim man has an immortal souls, die and go right to one;s reward right?  Yet how so wrong!  Ecclesiastes 9:5 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.”                         

Seeing as both ate the fruit, it seemed that Satan has won. But God came searching for the rebellious pair, and He activated His plan of salvation right then and there: Jesus would come to this world and die so that Adam and Eve– and every other person– wouldn’t need to face an eternal death.  Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

The score? God:2 Satan:0.

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