Sing to Elohim, sing praises to His Name; lift up for Him Who rides in the deserts; by YAH (3050) His NAME--and exult before Him. Psalms 68:4. This is The Key of David, the Song of Moses and The Lamb, in part.
And He cried in my ears a voice loud, saying, Let draw near the overseers of the city,
even each weapon his destroying in his hand. And behold, six men were coming from the way
of Gate the Upper which faces north, and each weapon his shattering in his hand. And man
one among them was clothed in linen, and an horn ink a scribe's at his loins. And they
went in and stood beside the altar bronze. And the glory of the Elohim of Israel had gone
on from upon the cherub where it was upon it, to threshold the house's. And He called to
the man clothed in linen, who the inkhorn scribe's at his loins: And said Yehovah to
him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark
a mark (Seal of Elohim) on the foreheads of the men wo are groaning and are mourning over
all of the abominations that are done in her midst. And to those He said in
my hearing Pass over in the city after him and strike. Let not spare your eye and not do
have pity. Old choice men, and virgins, and children, and women; slay to destruction But
to every man who has on him the mark not do come near. And from My sanctuary begin. And
they began with the men old who before the house. Ezekiel 9:1-6
(Note: These "men" destroying, and One Marking-Sealing, are Holy Angels, obeying The Voice of The Most High)
Early Writings of Ellen G. White
-CT- Spiritual Gifts
Very many raised their voices to cry, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh!" and left their brethren who did not love the appearing of Jesus, and who would not suffer them to dwell upon His second coming. I saw Jesus turn His face from those who rejected and despised His coming, and then He bade angels lead His people out from among the unclean, lest they should be defiled. Those who were obedient to the message
stood out free and united. A holy light shone upon them. They renounced the world, sacrificed their earthly interests, gave up their earthly treasures, and directed their anxious gaze to heaven, expecting to see their loved Deliverer. A holy light beamed upon their countenances, telling of the peace and joy which reigned within. Jesus bade His angels go and strengthen them, for the hour of their trial drew on. I saw that these waiting ones were not yet tried as they must be. They were not free from errors. And I saw the mercy and goodness of God in sending a warning to the people of the earth, and repeated messages to lead them to a diligent searching of heart, and study of the Scriptures, that they might divest themselves of errors which have been handed down from the heathen and papists. Through these messages God has been bringing out His people where He can work for them in greater power, and where they can keep all His commandments.
His last day people can't belong to those 501c corporations, which are controlled by "The State", while obeying The Truth.
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-AT- A Message to Be Borne
God has a message for the sinners in Zion, and the bearing of this
message is the work before Seventh-day Adventists. The warning must be given.
"Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet." Be earnest and
decided. Make no concessions to transgressors. Bear the message to all
peoples, nations, and kindreds, telling them that God has a law which is as
high above man-made laws as heaven is above the earth. Let not the truth
languish upon your lips. Let not your words be words of peace and safety. Say
not to the transgressors, It does not matter what you believe. Say to the
people, as Christ said to Moses, "Six days may work be done; but in the
seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord."
1.Thus says Yahoweh: The gate of the court inner that faces east shall be shut the six days working, But on day the Sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened: ... 3 And shall worship the people of the land the door of gate that, on the Sabbaths and on the new moons before Yahoweh. Ezekiel 46:1, 3
Here we see that we are to assemble together to Worship The Most High on the New
Moon Day as well as the Sabbath Day. In our pagan calendar this creates a hardship or
conflict, as New Moon Day sometimes falls on the working days. But in the Calendar of The Most High, there is no
conflict, as New Moon never falls on a weekly, six working days, or Sabbath Day Seventh.
My belief the tables of stone, the 4th command begins with "Mark the day, the New Moon, to chodesh it"
Mathematically and logically the gate can only be open or shut at one time
or day, open on New Moon and Sabbath, closed on the Six Working Days. So this verse
disproves the theory that all days belong to the weekly cycle, for New Moon can never fall
on the Six Working days, (as the present faulty calendar shows) nor can the Sabbath Day
fall onto one of the Six Working days.
The Signs of the Times - Date 11-01-99 - The Seal of God
The Seal of God. No. 1.
The Conflicts of the True Church--Persecuting Powers--The
Last Great Power--A Warning Message--The
Seal of God, the Mark of the Beast.
To The apostle John on the isle of Patmos were opened scenes of deep and
thrilling interest in the experience of the church. Subjects of intense
interest and vast importance were presented to him in figures and symbols,
that the people of God might become intelligent concerning the perils and
conflicts before them. The history of the Christian world to the very close
of time was revealed to John. With great clearness he saw the position,
dangers, conflicts, and final deliverance of the people of God. He records
the closing message which is to ripen the harvest of earth, either as sheaves
for the heavenly garner, or as fagots for the fires of the last day.
In vision John beheld the trials which God's people would endure for the
truth's sake. He saw their unyielding firmness in obeying the commandments of
God, in the face of the oppressive powers that sought to force them into
disobedience, and he saw their final triumph over the beast and his image.
Under the symbols of a great red dragon, a leopard-like beast, and a
beast with lamblike horns, the earthly governments which would especially
engage in trampling upon God's law and persecuting His people, were presented
to John. The war is carried on till the close of time. The people of God,
symbolized by a holy woman and her children, were represented as greatly in
the minority. In the last days only a remnant still existed. Of these John
speaks as they "which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of
"Through paganism, and then through the Papacy, Satan exerted his power
for many centuries in an effort to blot from the earth God's faithful
witnesses. Pagans and papists were actuated by the same dragon spirit. They
differed only in that the Papacy, making a pretense of serving God, was the
more dangerous and cruel foe. Through the agency of Romanism, Satan took the
world captive. The professed church of God was swept into the ranks of this
delusion, and for more than a thousand years the people of God suffered under
the dragon's ire. And when the Papacy, robbed of its strength, was forced to
desist from persecution, John beheld a new power coming up to echo the
dragon's voice, and carry forward the same cruel and blasphemous work. This
power, the last that is to wage war against the church and the law of God,
was symbolized by a beast with lamblike horns. The beasts preceding it had
risen from the sea, but this came up out of the earth, representing the
peaceful rise of the nation which is symbolized. The "two horns like a lamb"
well represent the character of the United States Government, as expressed in
its two fundamental principles, Republicanism and Protestantism. These
principles are the secret of our power and prosperity as a nation. Those who
first found an asylum on the shores of American rejoiced that they had
reached a country free from the arrogant claims of popery and the tyranny of
kingly rule. They determined to establish a government upon the broad
foundation of civil and religious liberty.
But the stern tracing of the prophetic pencil reveals a change in this
peaceful scene. The beast with lamblike horns speaks with the voice of a
dragon, and "exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him" Prophecy
declares that he will say to them that dwell on the earth that they should
make an image to the beast, and that "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; and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the
mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." Thus
Protestantism follows in the steps of the Papacy.
It is at this time that the third angel is seen flying in the midst of
heaven, proclaiming: "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." "Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith
of Jesus." In marked contrast to the world stands the little company who will
not swerve from their allegiance to God. These are they of whom Isaiah speaks
as repairing the breach which had been made in the law of God, they who are
building the old waste places, raising up the foundation of many generations.
The most solemn warning and the most awful threatening ever addressed to
mortals is that contained in the third angel's message. The sin that calls
down the wrath of God unmixed with mercy must be of the most heinous
character. Is the world to be left in darkness as to the nature of this
sin?--Most assuredly not. God does not deal thus with His creatures. His
wrath is never visited upon sins of ignorance. Before His judgments are
brought upon the earth, the light in regard to this sin must be presented to
the world, that man may know why these judgments are to be inflicted, and may
have opportunity to escape them.
The Seal--the Mark.
The message containing this warning is the last to be proclaimed before
the revelation of the Son of man. The signs which He Himself has given
declare His coming to be near at hand. For well-nigh forty years has the
message of the third angel been sounding. In the issue of the great contest
two parties are developed, those who "worship the beast and his image," and
receive his mark, and those who receive "the seal of the living God," who
have the Father's name written in their foreheads. This is not a visible
mark. The time has come when all who have an interest in their soul's
salvation should earnestly and solemnly inquire, What is the seal of God? and
what is the mark of the beast? How can we avoid receiving it?
The seal of God, the token or sign of His authority, is found in the
fourth commandment. This is the only precept of the Decalogue that points to
God as the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and clearly distinguishes
the true God from all false gods. Throughout the Scriptures the fact of God's
creative power is cited as proof that He is above all heathen deities.
The Sabbath enjoined by the fourth commandment was instituted to
commemorate the work of creation, thus to keep the minds of men ever directed
to the true and living God. Had the Sabbath always been kept, there would
never have been an idolater, an atheist, or an infidel. The sacred observance
of God"s holy day would have led the minds of men to their Creator. The
things of nature would have brought Him to their remembrance, and they would
have borne witness to His power and His love. The Sabbath of the fourth
commandment is the seal of the living God. It points to God as the Creator,
and is the sign of His rightful authority over the beings He has made.
What, then, is the mark of the beast, if it is not the spurious sabbath
which the world has accepted in the place of the true?
The prophetic declaration that the Papacy was to exalt itself above all
that is called God, or that is worshiped, has been strikingly fulfilled in
the changing of the Sabbath from the seventh to the first day of the week.
Wherever the papal Sabbath is honored in preference to the Sabbath of God,
there the man of sin is exalted above the Creator of heaven and earth.
Those who assert that Christ changed the Sabbath are directly
contradicting His own words. In His Sermon on the Mount He declared: "Think
not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets; I am not come to
destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth
pass, one jot or one tittle shall in nowise pass from the law, till all be
fulfilled. Whosoever, therefore shall break one of these least commandments,
and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of
heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great
in the kingdom of heaven."
Roman Catholics acknowledge that the change in the Sabbath was made by
their church, and they cite this very change as evidence of the supreme
authority of this church. They declare that by observing the first day of the
week as the Sabbath, Protestants are recognizing her power to legislate in
divine things. The Roman Church has not relinquished her claim to
infallibility, and when the world and the Protestant churches accept the
spurious sabbath of her creating, they virtually acknowledge her claim. They
may cite the authority of the apostles and fathers in defense of this change,
but the fallacy of their reasoning is easily discerned. The papist is sharp
enough to see that Protestants are deceiving themselves, willingly closing
their eyes to the facts in the case. As the Sunday institution gains favor,
he rejoices, feeling assured that it will eventually bring the whole
Protestant world under the banner of Rome.
Mrs. E. G. White.
(Concluded next week.)
The Seal of God. No. 2.
A Sign of Authority--How Receive the Mark--National
Apostasy--Rome the Same--An Image to
the Papacy--The Trials of the Remnant Church.
The change of the Sabbath is a sign or mark of the authority of the
Romish Church. Those who, understanding the claims of the fourth commandment,
choose to observe the false sabbath in the place of the true, are thereby
paying homage to that power by which alone it is commanded. The mark of the
beast is the papal sabbath, which has been accepted by the world in the place
of the day of God's appointment.
There are true Christians in every church, not excepting the Roman
Catholic communion. None are condemned until they have had the light and have
seen the obligation of the fourth commandment. But when the decree shall go
forth enforcing the counterfeit sabbath, and the loud cry of "the third
angel" shall warn men against the worship of the beast and his image, the
line will be clearly drawn between the false and the true. Then those who
still continue in transgression will receive the mark of the beast.
With rapid steps we are approaching this period. When Protestant
churches shall unite with the secular power in sustaining a false religion,
for opposing which their ancestors endured the fiercest persecution, then
will the papal Sabbath be enforced by the combined authority of church and
State. There will be a national apostasy, which will end only in national
Marvelous in her shrewdness and cunning is the Roman Catholic Church.
She presents a fair front to the world, covering with apologies her record of
horrible cruelties, and declaring that her spirit of persecution no longer
exists. But she is the same as in the days of the Reformation, when men of
God stood up at the peril of their lives to expose her iniquity; the same as
when she assumed the power to control kings and princes, and claimed the
prerogatives of God. She may clothe herself in Christlike garments, the
better to carry forward her purposes; but she still retains the venom of the
serpent, and her principles are exerting their influence in legislative
halls, in churches, and in the hearts of men. Her spirit is no less cruel and
despotic now than when it crushed out human liberty, and slew the saints of
the Most High.
By compromises and concessions, Protestants have tampered with and
patronized popery, giving her vantage-ground which papists themselves are
surprised to see and fail to understand. The Protestant world needs to be
aroused to resist the advances of this most dangerous foe to civil and
When the State shall enforce the decrees and sustain the institutions of
the church, then will Protestant America have formed an image of the Papacy.
Then the true church will be assailed by persecution as were God's people in
ancient times. Almost every century furnishes instances of what human hearts,
controlled by rage and malice, can do under a plea of serving God by
protecting the rights of the church and State. The Protestant churches that
have followed in the steps of Rome by forming alliances with worldly powers
have manifested a similar desire to restrict liberty of conscience. How many
non-conformist ministers have suffered under the power of the Church of
England! Persecution always follows a restriction of religious liberty on the
part of secular governments.
Rejection of Great Light.
It is urged by many that the intellectual and moral darkness prevailing
during the middle ages favored the spread of dogma, superstition, and the
oppression of popery, and that the general diffusion of knowledge, and the
well-nigh universal acceptance of the principles of religious liberty, forbid
a revival of superstition and tyranny. It is true that great light,
intellectual, moral, and religious, is shinning upon this generation. Since
1844 light from the heaven of heavens has beamed from the open door of the
temple of God. But it is to be remembered that the greater the light
bestowed, the greater the delusion and darkness of those who reject the Word
of God and accept fables, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men.
Satan will excite the indignation of apostate Christendom against the
humble remnant who conscientiously refuse to accept false customs and
traditions. Blinded by the prince of darkness, popular religionists will see
only as he sees, and feel as he feels. They will determine as he determines,
and oppress as he has oppressed. Liberty of conscience, which has cost so
great a sacrifice, will no longer be respected. The church and the world will
unite, and the world will lend to the church power to crush out the right of
the people to worship God according to His Word.
The decree which is to go forth against the people of God in the near
future is in some respects similar to that issued by Ahasuerus against the
Jews in the time of Esther. The Persian edict sprang from the malice of Haman
against Mordecai. Not that Mordecai had done Haman harm, but he had refused
to flatter his vanity by showing him the reverence which is due only to God.
The king's decision against the Jews was secured under false pretenses. Satan
instigated this scheme in order to rid the earth of those who preserved a
knowledge of the true God. But his plots were defeated by a counter-power
that reigns among the children of men. Angels who excel in strength were
commissioned to protect the people of God, and the plots of their adversaries
returned upon their own heads.
History repeats itself. The same masterful mind that plotted against the
faithful in ages past is now at work to gain control of the Protestant
churches, that through them he may condemn and put to death all who will not
worship the idol sabbath. We have not to battle with man, as it may appear.
We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places. But if the people of God will put their trust in
Him, and by faith rely upon His power, the devices of Satan will be defeated
in our time as signally as in the days of Mordecai.
The decree is to go forth that all who will not receive the mark of the
beast shall neither buy nor sell, and, finally, that they shall be put to
death. But the saints of God do not receive this mark. The prophet of Patmos
beheld those that had gotten the victory over the beast and over his image
and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of
glass, having the harps of God, and singing the song of Moses and the Lamb.
To every soul will come the searching test, Shall I obey God rather than
men? The decisive hour is even now at hand. Satan is putting forth his utmost
efforts in the rage of a last despairing struggle against Christ and His
followers. False teachers are employing every device possible to stimulate
the hardened sinner in his rebellious daring, to confirm the questioning, the
doubting, the unbelieving, and, by misrepresentation and falsehood, to
deceive, if it were possible, the very elect. Who are prepared to stand
firmly under the banner on which is inscribed, "The commandments of God and
the faith of Jesus"?
Christ never purchased peace and friendship by compromise with evil. Tho
His heart overflowed with love toward the human race, He could not be
indulgent to their sins. Because He loved men and women, He was a stern
reprover of their vices. His life of suffering, the humiliation to which He
was subjected by a perverse nation, show His followers that there must be no
sacrifice of principle. God's tried people must maintain watchfulness, with
fervent prayer, lest, in their eagerness to prevent discord, they surrender
truth, and thus dishonor the God of truth. Peace is too dearly obtained if
purchased by the smallest concession to Satan's agencies. The least surrender
of principle entangles us in the snare of the enemy.
Paul writes to the Romans, "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you,
live peaceably with all men." But there is a point beyond which it is
impossible to maintain union and harmony without the sacrifice of principle.
Separation then becomes an absolute duty. The laws of nations should be
respected when they do not conflict with the laws of God. But when there is
collision between them, every true disciple of Christ will say, as did the
apostle Peter when commanded to speak no more in the name of Jesus, "We ought
to obey God rather than men."
Mrs. E. G. White.