Issue Number 53 - DECEMBER 2016

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
Daniel 7:25 “he shall… think to change times and laws.”
Headlines Declare Mark of the Beast (Sunday Law) is Coming!
Worry of copycats in states with assisted-suicide laws

Physicians, researchers and ethicists are grappling with the copycat effect of suicide and rising U.S. suicide rates as jurisdictions enact laws to allow the terminally ill to take their own lives with the help of a doctor. Dr. William Toffler, national director of Physicians for Compassionate Care, says suicides do not occur in a vacuum but among others who might be moved to imitate the act, a phenomenon called the “Werther effect.” An increase in suicides should be expected where assisted suicide is legal because society is sending the unmistakable message that killing oneself is a proper response to life’s challenges, he says. “Essentially the message is, ‘I’ll avoid these problems by killing myself,’” says Dr. Toffler, a practicing physician for more than 35 years in Oregon, which became the first state to implement an assisted suicide law in 1997."

Amazing how they talk about this as if it's all just an unfortunate phenomenon wherein if one person does it another will follow. How many of us recall our mothers saying, "If Johnny jumped in the lake, would you jump too?" That's right, most people today will say, huh? Mom never said that! But in my generation it was the favored comeback of moms all over America when you got caught doing something wrong with your friends. I know, this was a regular occurrence in my home seeing how we were the largest family in the State, if not the nation. (I am one of 11 children)
Today, most young adults and even some just under my age group never heard mom say that, and that's a sad state of affairs as far as I can see because it shows a societal shift in the way we in America think. We no longer stand as individuals with morals intact. Instead, we as a nation have succumbed to the herd mentality and that is exactly what our political leaders, under the long prophesied Roman influence were going for. Yes, even here you cannot effectively hope to enforce the mark of the beast in Rome unless the people are prepared to stand in line to receive it simply because it appears to be the thing to do.
It used to be in my teen years that suicide was romanticized so as to garner its constant new crop of victims. The numbers were somewhat small and so the enemy of souls had to kick it up a notch. Satan knew we didn't have the AMA killing the babies on a daily basis as we do today and we certainly didn't have doctors suggesting suicide when the disease you had was tagged incurable. So he did all he can to make the one killing themselves believe that once they're dead and laying before all at the wake, those with suicidal tendencies can look around to see all their ex-lovers weeping for their dead friend in the casket. Satan makes them believe they will weep days on end when in fact they will be totally forgotten within a day or so. Living for the moment back then was just as powerful as it is today.

 


 

One can see how the AMA is working hand in hand with Satan on this one. Take the so called incurable disease fiasco. They know natural methods prove they have been lying all along. In fact, natural methods worked just fine for 6000 years. That's why they go after such true healers tooth and nail in the courts today. Most disease is 100% curable, but the term "cured" in the AMA means "customer for life." And if they cannot come up with a drug cocktail, clinical treatment or surgery that they can allow you to live WITH the disease so as to make gobs of money for them, they will deem you dead where you stand and shout NEXT!

So.. just as I saw in the 1970's where many teens were tempted to commit suicide after attending a friend's funeral wherein people wept for a few minutes, we now see the mindset shifting to where if you can't get a certain problem fixed, a lustful lover back, or a massive bank loan approved, many today will choose suicide because the AMA has greased so many palms in DC with the money they make off their victims to assure suicide is not only legalized, it is sanctioned a profitable entity and thereby a moral and acceptable choice for those with just about any molehill Satan can bolster into a mountain  worth killing one's self for. In so doing and because we all know about governmental bureaucracy, many and especially the poor among us, will choose the low cost of a bullet over the long drawn out expensive process of legalized lethal injection. After all, even the dying god of this world knows how quickly a mind can change when the Lord enlightens that soul seeking to end it all. That being said.. do you know someone on the edge? If so.. why not reach out to them right now?

Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com

 

 

Lesson 15:

Revelation Unseals Daniel’s Prophecy
“And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Daniel 8:14.

Continuing from last month...

6. In Bible prophecy, what do waters symbolize?
Revelation 17:15 ___________________________________________
“Upon the sea and upon the earth.” Revelation 10:5. The book of Daniel was to be opened in an area occupied by many nations, and also in a sparsely-populated land.

In 1800 Daniel was a closed book. In 1812 the study of prophecy began in England. It soon took hold throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.  Soon more than a hundred writers from a wide variety of denominations were interpreting Bible prophecy. Loosed by the hand of a prophetic clock, scores of men, representing over a dozen nations on four different continents, independently and simultaneously began predicting the fulfillment of the 2300-day prophecy.

In the United States, the most noted expositor of Daniel 8:14 was a Baptist, William Miller. He and 43 ministers of 13 denominations unleashed perhaps the greatest prophetic awakening in American history. By a thorough study of the 2300-day prophecy, they discovered that the 2300 days would expire on October 22, 1844.

7. When the book of Daniel was still in their mouths, what would it be like?
Revelation 10:8-10                ___________________________________________
“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.” Jeremiah 15:16.
“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103.

8. But after it was swallowed, what would happen?
Revelation 10:9, 10 __________________________________________
It was commonly believed that the earth was the sanctuary to be cleansed, and that Jesus would come at the end of the 2300-day period. No message could have been sweeter. Many gladly gave up their jobs and spent their life’s savings to spread the wonderful news. But when the date passed by and Jesus did not return, they experienced the most bitter disappointment of their lives.

9. Those who had experienced the bitter disappointment were told they must do what again?
Revelation 10:11 ____________________________________________

10. What was to be measured?
Revelation 11:1 _____________________________________________

11. Where was the temple of God opened?
Revelation 11:19 ____________________________________________          

12. What does the apostle call the temple of God in heaven?
Hebrews 8:2 _______________________________________________

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13. The earthly tabernacle, being true to its pattern, served as an example and shadow of what?
Hebrews 8:5 _______________________________________________

14. How is the heavenly tabernacle rated, compared to the earthly?
Hebrews 9:11 _____________________________________________            

15. Who is the High Priest of the heavenly sanctuary?
Hebrews 9:11 _____________________________________________
“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.” Hebrews 3:1.

16. What two apartments of the earthly tabernacle did the veil divide?
Exodus 26:33 ______________________________________________           

17. What is another name for the most holy place?
Hebrews 9:3 ______________________________________________             

18. How often did the earthly high priest go into that apartment?
Hebrews 9:7 ______________________________________________             

19. What was the purpose of the blood which he took in with him?
Hebrews 9:7 ______________________________________________
The earthly Day of Atonement which occurred “once every year” is described in Leviticus 16. It symbolized the work Jesus would begin in the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary in 1844.

20. What were all the people to do on that day?
Leviticus 16:29 ____________________________________________
To the Jews the Day of Atonement was a solemn day of judgment. The Jewish encyclopedia describes it as follows: “God, seated on His throne to judge the world . . . openeth the Book of Records; it is read, every man’s signature being found therein. The great trumpet is sounded; a still, small voice is heard; the angels shudder, saying, this is the day of judgment . . . . On the Day of Atonement it is sealed who shall live and who are to die.”

21. What would this atonement do for the people?
Leviticus 16:30 ____________________________________________

22. What would this make for the holy sanctuary and for the tabernacle?
Leviticus 16:33 ____________________________________________        
     
23. Why did the sanctuary need an atonement?
Leviticus 16:16 ____________________________________________

To be continued….


Looking for a Church?
Strange Signs & Trumpets over Jerusalem?
Pope CONFIRMS himself Antichrist (Gives power to forgive sins)
Daniel 9: Understanding the Prophecies
Daniel 6: The Lion’s Den
Daniel 5: King Belshazar
Daniel 8: The Vision
Daniel 7 part 2: The Beast
Back in America: Street Work (College Station, Texas)
Sermon: Daniel 7 part 1 "Daniel's Dream"
Daniel 3: The Fiery Furnace
Daniel 4: Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of the Tree
Daniel 2: The Dream of a King
Daniel 1: Introduction



In this issue:

Prophecy in the News ------------------------------- page 1

Prophecy Study (Very Near the End) -------------- page 2

Easy Facts ------------------------------------------- page 2

Most Recent Truth-Provided Videos --------------- page 2

Bible Truth (One god Heresy) ---------------------- page 3

For Your Health (Stimulants) ------------------------page 3

These Last Days Bible Study Lesson 15------------ page 4

Prophecy in the News --------------------------------page 4

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Continuing from last month...

#6 Christian persecution on the rise

  • Daniel 12:1-2, "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt."

No, this is not speaking of the Great Tribulation that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24:21. The Jesuits of Rome fabricated a series of twisted prophecies to make it appear as if the great tribulation happens at the end of the world. Biblical and historic fact is, that great tribulation has come and gone.

This persecution of God's people right near the end is another one of those prophecies wherein even the scoffer, and especially the Muslim does not have to be overly convinced has been fulfilled in just the last few decades alone. Looking at the Muslim alone we see that 200,000 Christians are killed every year, and 175,000 more are tortured but actually survive. Now many believe that it's the Muslims alone doing this. But they fail to realize Rome is behind this and has recently been exposed as the father of Islam. The ex-Jesuit priest that published this information was killed for his testimony against the Vatican. Some of you know of him. His name was Alberto Rivera. Still, if you look in the book The Two Babylons, you will find the following on Page 213 in Chapter 6, Religious Orders, Section L. It says in regards to the chair of Peter, or the throne the Pope sits on that "when the French soldiers under General Bonaparte took possession of Rome, they found on the back of it, in Arabic, this well-known sentence from the Koran, "There is no God but God, and Mahomet is His Prophet"  
To be continued….

 

 Question: Is the Holy Spirit a God?

Continuing from last month...

For the SDA that trusts the Spirit of Prophecy
- "Our sanctification is the work of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is the fulfillment of the covenant that God has made with those who bind themselves up with Him, to stand with Him, with His Son, and with His Spirit in holy fellowship. Have you been born again? Have you become a new being in Christ Jesus? Then co-operate with the three great powers of heaven who are working in your behalf. Doing this you will reveal to the world the principles of righteousness.  -Signs of the Times, June 19, 1901 par. 4
- "God has never left Himself without witness on the earth. At one time Melchisedek represented the Lord Jesus Christ in person, to reveal the truth of heaven, and perpetuate the law of God (Letter 190, 1905).
- “We need to realize that the Holy Spirit, who is as much a person as God is a person, is walking through these grounds.--Manuscript 66, 1899. (From a talk to the students at the Avondale School.)  {Ev 616.5} 
-  "The Holy Spirit is a person, for He beareth witness with our spirits that we are the children of God. When this witness is borne, it carries with it its own evidence. At such times we believe and are sure that we are the children of God. . . .  {Ev 616.6} 
- "The Holy Spirit has a personality, else He could not bear witness to our spirits and with our spirits that we are the children of God. He must also be a divine person, else He could not search out the secrets which lie hidden in the mind of God. "For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God."--Manuscript 20, 1906.  {Ev 617.1}
- "The prince of the power of evil can only be held in check by the power of God in the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit.--Special Testimonies, Series A, No. 10, p. 37. (1897)  {Ev 617.2}    

 

To be continued….

Sabbath Observance Through The Centuries - The First Century A.D.

INSTITUTION OF THE SABBATH
"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 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 2:1-3 )

JESUS
"And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read." (Luke 4:16)

"And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." (Matthew 19:16,17)

"But pray ye that your flight be not in winter, neither on the Sabbath day." (Matthew 24, 20).
NOTE: Jesus asked his disciples to pray that in the flight from the doomed city of Jerusalem they would not have to flee on the Sabbath day. This flight took place in 70 A.D. 40 years after the Jesus' crucifixion and we see here that Jesus fully expected His church to be observing His true seventh day Sabbath that He Himself proclaimed to be the Lord of
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JESUS' FOLLOWERS
"And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment." (Luke 23:56.) Did these women make a mistake and keep the wrong sabbath or was it that Christ NEVER EVER hinted that there would be a change forthcoming???

PAUL
"And Paul, as his manner was went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures" (Acts 17:2) Did Christ fail to inform Paul on the road to Damascus that there's now a new sabbath? Or rather does the silence of Christ speak volumes against the papal sabbath???

 

PAUL AND THE GENTILES
"And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath. And the next Sabbath came almost the whole city together to hear the Word of God." Acts 13:42, 44.

Here we find Gentiles in a Gentile city gathering on the Sabbath. It was not a synagogue meeting in verse 44, for it says almost the whole city came together, verse 42 says they asked to hear the message the "next Sabbath."

And get this: The Bible does not say it is the "old Jewish Sabbath that was passed away," but the Spirit of God, writing the Book of Acts some 30 years after the crucifixion, calls it "the next Sabbath."

JOHN
"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day." Rev.1:10 (Mark 2:28, Isa.58:13, Ex.20:10, Clearly show the Sabbath to be the Lord's day).
The term "Lord's day" in reference to sunday came later. The Biblical meaning for Lord's day is the day that God calls "My holy day" and the day that Jesus said He is Lord of.

JOSEPHUS
"There is not any city of the Grecians, nor any of the Barbarians, nor any nation whatsoever, whither our custom of resting on the seventh day hath not come!" M'Clatchie, "Notes and Queries on China and Japan" (edited by Dennys), Vol 4, Nos 7, 8, p.100.

PHILO
Declares the seventh day to be a festival, not of this or of that city, but of the universe. M'Clatchie, "Notes and Queries," Vol. 4, 99

So we have incontrovertible proof that the observance of sunday was NOT practiced by the apostolic church of the first century. Although the poison of apostasy had already begun, it did not reach the ascendancy until the passage of a few more centuries.

The next installment will show the historical record of the early christians observing the true seventh day Sabbath in the second century A.D.

To be continued….

 

Stimulants: Coffee and Tea

- The stimulating diet and drink of this day are not conducive to the best state of health. Tea, coffee, and tobacco are all stimulating, and contain poisons. They are not only unnecessary, but harmful, and should be discarded if we would add to knowledge temperance.
-  There is need of a better understanding of the principles of health reform. Temperance in eating, drinking, and dressing is essential. The advocates of temperance should place their standard on a broader platform. They would then be laborers together with God. With every iota of their influence they should encourage the spread of reform principles. Let appetite rule instead of principle, and the whole machinery will be implicated. The violation of physical law is a violation of the law of God. Those who eat too much, and whose food is of an objectionable quality are easily led into dissipation.
- He calls upon them to sacrifice their idols. They should lay aside such stimulants as tobacco, tea, and coffee. - The highly seasoned flesh meats and tea and coffee, which some mothers encourage their children to use, prepare the way for them to crave stronger stimulants, as tobacco. Healthful Living p.108-109