Mat 4:3, 4 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
“The GREAT TRIAL of Christ in the wilderness [a desert] on the point of appetite was to leave man an example of self-denial. This long fast [40 days] was to convict mankind of the sinfulness of things in which professed Christians indulge. The victory which Christ gained in the wilderness was to show man the sinfulness of the very things in which he takes such pleasure. The Salvation of Mankind was in the balance, and to be decided by the TRIAL OF CHRIST in the wilderness. If Christ was a VICTOR on the Point of Appetite, then there was a chance for mankind to OVERCOME. . . .
“Christians, who understand the mystery of godliness, who have a high and sacred sense of the attornment, who realize in the sufferings of Christ in the wilderness a victory gained FOR THEM . . . .would be greatly strengthened by earnestly and frequently comparing their lives with the true standard, the life of Christ. . . .The amusements which lead to levity and forgetfulness of God, can find no sanction in the example of Christ, the world’s Redeemer, the only safe part tern for man to copy if he would overcome as Christ overcame. . . Man now has the advantage over Adam in his warfare with Satan; for has Adam’s experience in disobedience and his consequent fall to warn him to shun his example. [Don’t eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil]. Man also has Christ’s example in overcoming appetite, and the manifold temptations of Satan, and in vanquishing the mighty foe upon every point, and coming off victor in every contest.
“The habits of eating and drinking are the most difficult to overcome because Satan binds you securely to his chariot car.
“All who give themselves to the service of Christ will follow the example of Christ, and will be perfect overcomers.”
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD, by Ellen White for May 14.
“would be greatly strengthened by earnestly and frequently comparing their lives with the true standard, the life of Christ. . . ” Comparing myself to the true standard, Jesus Christ is very humbling, which leads me to feel inadequate to do anything that leads me away from looking at HIM. He must increase, I must decrease.
Certain types of bursting stars, that we can see in the outside darkness, come alive to our senses. . .that we are not alone . . . in Our Universe.
The pain of losing a friend, by separation or death is a likely scenario for the living. . .who love. If I could stop loving, I would be the most desolate soul. But in loving my dear friend Vera, and dear friends alive, it also brings the “sadness” of “death” that brings the happy memories of the one who sat across the table, and bubbled over with joy, and her sense of humor to be remembered and cherished.
Vera, business woman, mother, grandmother, took me under her wings when I came to town. We shared our love for God and mankind, in her own positive and perfect way. . .with a desire to grow more in love with Him, Our Lord and Saviour.
When I die, who will cry? was the wonder expressed by a man who invested his time in making FRIENDS.
Who will cry. . .when I die? There will be a great celebration in HEAVEN and EARTH, on that day, people will send presents to each other to celebrate my death. There will be no tears shed. They will just be many giving gifts to each other, for their JOY, LOVE and PEACE. . .is a GIFT OF GOD. There is NO SIN, in love, joy and peace.
I have but one life to give to my Lord. . .and it should make someone happy! To see me “at rest in peace.” My mind, filled with glory in a sunrise or sunset over the HOPE. . .cemetery to the west of town. . .the sunset between the stone memorials, with orange/red sky alit with the clouds reflecting its glorious painting to the whole country side. . .is canvas the size of the HORIZION . . .where the golden color moves to the north getting red, then violet then blue, and when you follow the rainbow from the West to the East, you see the purple warmed by the southern sky, to blue green, then yellow green, and back to the golden sunset.
When God tapes a 360 degree rainbow in the sky, someone should TAKE TIME to recognize His ability to create THE CANVAS, THE PAINTING, and RAYS OF HOPE…for every generation to SEE HIS MIRACLES . . . about to happen in Revelation 11, that takes the two witnesses from live to death, and death to life, and PROVE ONCE AND FOR ALL…that Jesus was G-D, HE COULD NOT DIE, only in the flesh and blood body He created. . .would our sins, turn into dust. . .so He could recreate us again. . .if we trusted in HIM and have the HOPE of eternal life.
Revelation 11 is the SCENE TO LOOK FOR, when the Government of God, is exhumed from the earth, in only TEN LAWS, that govern the Universe, that gives RESPECT and DIGNITY to the ultimate DESIGNER. . .of wall paper we would like to hang on our walls, to REMEBER, that day, when I sat by the Platte River, on a folding chair beneath the bridge near the water, so close I could count the minnows.
Entrenched in my mind are the scores of photos. . . in my minds eye. . . of jeep rides over the Rockies, hiking trails over the Multnomah Fall, and the Hood River. Those camping jaunts, rented vacation houses, and memories with friends from far and near.
It was in the OUTDOORS, by the cabin, by the lake, by the sea, by the expanse of air in the skies, flying over the Alps, climbing the rocks in the Waldenses’ and seeing the graves of the Mountain Guides, the cows being led to pasture each morning, the deep grass being cut with a scythe. . . can I begin to relate to the persecution of the sabbath keepers. . . who fled the army of Romans. . . to hide out in the crags of the mountains, to FEAR GOD more than man.
The seeming contradiction of resting in peace R.I.P. and dying for a cause that permits GOD to expose His Talent of RASING THE DEAD, and TAKING US TO HEAVEN in a coach of ANGELS, that makes the myth of the Bible a REALITY. . .and being a part of that scene. . .in reality. . . seems to be the best WAY to LIVE, DIE and RAISE AGAIN. . . .to formulate in the MINDS OF MANKIND, that we have a KIND GOD, who FORGIVES TO THE UTMOST….and we forgive HIM, for creating us to live in chaos and confusion. . .until we SEEK HIM. . . and TRULY FIND. . .the SOURCE of INSPIRATION… I need to see…. only GOD can create a PERFECT sunset. . .
Over the sunset mountains, one day I’ll softly fly into the arms of Jesus. . .was the song my Grandpa wanted us to sing at His funeral.
Without the impending DARKNESS, we would NEVER SEE THE ORION MOVE ACROSS THE SKY, or the billions of planets, that can and do support LIFE. We are NOT alone in the conflict between good and evil. . .it must come to an END. . .in all its radiant glory, to honor a KING, we have never met, but only in the WORDS on a page, that has a BEGINNNING and an END TO STRIFE.
Incredibly etched in my history is THE CHALLENGE to be. . . to CONQUER. . .fear. . .in its strange and mysterious forms, of having and not having friends. . .which is the light of life. . .those moments in the kitchen with dish towel fights. . .those moments in the jeep, as we loaded the trash off the sweets mom handed us, and put the trash in the huge brimmed hat she wore when we were “jeeping” and singing.
“Oh may I go a wondering along the mountain path. . .O may I always laugh and sing, my nap sack on my back. Valderie, Valderia, my nap sack on my back.
The journey, the climbs and descents are over for some. . .and like my old lady mentor warned me as she was dying. . . “Connie! I get to go. . .and YOU have to stay. . .Ta Ta!” Helen said with a laugh, that made me laugh too. I knew her funeral would be attended with her friends and family who knew. . .she had reached the end of her journey. . .and she could SMILE, because she knew one day we too….would be able to laugh. . .because “YOU HAVE TO STAY and I GET TO GO” Ta Ta.
If I had to write my own obituary it would those lines. . .”You have to stay, I get to go.” TA TA! Death has no sting, but life is a wonderful thing. . .when you look and draw from NATURE, the ebb and flow like the sea. It comes in, it pauses to see the shore, then it rolls out with the tide, to come back and peek at the land once more.
Surely, life as we grow older, folds us under her wings, and someday “I’ll fly away, when He raises the dead, I’ll fly away” and the MEMORIAL will READ. . .I JUST WANTED to glorify HIM, the KING OF THE EARTH, the King of the UNIVERSE, a man worth dying for. . .
DISICPLES. . .of Christ. . . willing to live. . .fighting the good fight of FAITH.
Vera’s funeral is this Saturday, and HOPE to confess, Vera wouldn’t want us to cry, but to CELEBRATE her JOY in finishing her flight through LIFE! She “DONE GOOD.” She left us an example of JOY, LOVE and PEACE. . .even though she made the line between right and wrong a perfect judgment. . .we knew she just wanted peace to reign on earth. . .and some would have to learn the hard way. . .BY EXPERIENCE!
like I did. . .Someday I’ll be gone, like the ruins of those who went before me, their rotten logs, burnt timber, covered with soggy moss declare the PIONEERS were there, the crumpled windmills, the broken cisterns, the old pumps a tribute to their HOPES. They are GONE those who make these LEGENDS, but their SPIRIT REMAINS. . .broken, rotted and weathered.
God Bless You and may His face always shine upon You and GIVE YOU PEACE!
My favorite painting deserves to be a wall paper hanging. . however, this path, near the Platte, is only part of the journey through nature that brings me the calm of God’s love. . .for all mankind.
We all know, we have to finish the race. . .
at some point in time. We have to look back to see where GOD has taken us, to LOVE and LEARN. . .HIS LOVE, JOY and PEACE has no sin in it. . . HIS LOVE is very good thing!
“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon him.” Luke 2:40
“The physical constitution of Jesus, as well as His spiritual development, is brought before us in these words, “The child grew,” and “increased in stature.” In childhood and youth attention should be given to physical development. Parents should so train their children in good habits of eating, drinking, dressing, and exercise, that a good foundation will be laid for sound health in after life. The physical organism should have special care, that the powers of the body may not be dwarfed, but developed to their full extent. This places the children and youth in a favorable position, so that, with proper religous training, they may, like Christ, wax strong in spirit. . .
“May claim that it is necessary for the preservation of physical health to indulge in selfish amusement. It is true that change is required for the best development of the body, for mind and body are refreshed and invigorated by change; but this object is not gained by indulgence in foolish amusements, to the neglect of daily duties which the youth should be required to do. The active mind and hands of youth must have employment, and if they are not directed to tasks that are useful, that will develop them and bless others, they will find employment in that which will work injury to them in both body and mind.
“As Jesus worked in childhood and youth, mind and body were developed. He did not use His physical powers recklessly, but in such a way as to keep them in health, that He might do the best work in every line.
“His life of natural simplicity was favorable to the development of a good physical constitution, and a firm, unsullied character.
“Physically, as well as spiritually, He was an example of what God designed all humanity to be through obedience to His laws.”
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD, by Ellen White for May13
Jesus working with Joseph learning the trade of carpenter knowing his work helped pay the finances. . . .for his brothers and sisters. He would be busy, selecting wood, making measurements, sanding and involved in business transactions. He might be found singing to quiet the confusion. . .or quarrels among his family. Jesus is real. He would be taught how to read the Scriptures, and go to Sabbath School. He would memorize Bible verses. He would be celebrating the traditional holidays with family and friends.
Psalms 103:13 “Like as a father pities his children, so the Lord pities them that fear him.”
“In all the gracious deeds that Jesus did, He sought to impress upon men the parental, benevolent attributes of God. In all His lessons He was seeking to teach men the wonderful truth that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jesus would have us understand the love of the Father, and he seeks to draw us to Him by presenting His parental grace. He would have the whole field of our vision filled with the perfection of God’s character. In His prayer for His disciples He says, “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gave me to do. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gave me out of the world.”
“Jesus came into the world to illustrate the character of God in His own life, and He swept back the misrepresentations that Satan had originated, and revealed the glory of God. It was only by living among men that He could reveal the mercy, compassion, and love of His heavenly Father; for it was only BY ACTIONS of BENEVOLENCE that he could set forth the GRACE OF GOD. The UNBELIEF of men was deep seated, and yet they could not resist the testimony of His God-like example, and His deeds of love and truth.
“The bounties of God’s providence speak to EVERY SOUL, CONFIRMING CHRIST’S TESTIMONY to the SUPREME GOODNESS OF HIS FATHER. The Lord would have His people realize that the blessings bestowed upon any object of creation are proportionate to the place that object occupies in the scale of creation. If even the wants of dumb animals are supplied, can we appreciate the blessings which God will bestow upon the beings formed in His image?
“God is LOVE, and HE CARES for US. “Like as a father pities his children, so the Lord pities them that fear Him.” God pities us!
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for May 12.
P.S. Hollywood is now producing the CHARACTER OF JESUS CHRIST. HOWEVER, the Christian community is funding THE CHOSEN the life of Christ. By using our words, our jokes, our humor, they are showing the camaraderie and love of Jesus for his followers, each with their unique personalities. . .and He had a following of both men and women . . . we think of his friend Mary Magdalena . . . . healed from demon possession and prostitution.
http://www.thechosen.tvSomething you can binge on. . . repeat and repeat. . . to catch the subtle nuances. By re-watching the first part over and over, there is a newest in catching the silent face and smile of Jesus.
“The final moments in history will be rapid ones.” is an Ellen White quote. Watching the “hacking” of the Capitol oil supply and delivery. . .this week. . .is certain a reminder, our trust in Heavenly guidance is someone we can TRUST.
God has our GPS, He knows where we are and what we are thinking. He knows we can worry, or TRUST IN HIM. Our angels are involved!
Exo 23:20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Exo 23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. Exo 23:22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
Jesus took His disciples to where they would learn. . . how to act. . .without defending themselves. . . in humility and mercy toward all mankind. Even at the cross, Jesus behaved like a lamb going to the slaughter. . .
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me will not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12
YES! It bares repeating: Jesus is the ONE WE FOLLOW.
“It was morning; the sun had just risen above the Mount of Olives, and its rays fell with dazzling brightness on the marble palaces, and lighted up the gold of the temple walls, when Jesus, point to it, said, “I am the light of the world.”
“By one who listened to these words, they were long afterward re-echoed in that subline passage, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
“Those who are sanctified through the truth, are as bright, shining lights, giving light to all that are in the house. Good works will be revealed in every true believer. The Lord can accept nothing short of perfection of character, wholeness to God. Any half-hearted service will testify before the heavenly intelligences that you have failed to copy the Pattern. [In watching THE CHOSEN at http://www.thechosentv.com we see “how” Jesus dealt with his disciples, in a kind and loving way, as he showed us how to win strangers to Him, by His own kindness. Jesus found ways to become friends. ]
“Christ’s followers were to be more than a light in the midst of men. They are the light of the world. Jesus says to all who named His name, You have given yourselves to Me, and I have given you to the world as My representatives. As the Father had sent Him into the world, so He declares , “have I also sent them into the world.” . . . While our Saviour is the great source of illumination, forget not, O Christian, that He is revealed through humanity. God’s blessings are bestowed through human instrumentality . . . Angels of glory wait to communicate through you heaven’s light and power to souls that are ready to perish. . . . If Christ is dwelling in the heart, it is impossible to conceal the light of His presence.
“When the Light of the world passes by, privilege’s appear in all hardships, order in confusion, the success and wisdom of God in that which has seemed to be failure.”
Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for May 11
Just today I read a testimony of Lorraine who just found Jesus this year. And she is already a disciple, wishing to let others know that she had found a “better place” that she has known before. And I could agree whole heartedly, as one who understands. . .the emotional toll of being freed from a kind of slavery. . .that kept me emotionally handicapped. I wasn’t myself . . .or the person I wanted to be. . .I had a fear of being “ME”.
Finding a counselor who gave me a chart of emotions, showed me how I laughed…and hid….the confusion in my head. I did not know “how” I felt . . .except that a daily trip to the Bible, led me to learn “how” to forgive, and love unconditionally.
Being in a place to love those who hurt me emotionally, financially and socially, gave me reason to pray for them. . .and in time. . .we became friends again! That is a huge leap from being afraid of them. . .and in confusion. That’s what Jesus did . . .to train us to love like HE loves us. . .no matter what they do or say. . .we don’t have to apologize for loving. . . unconditionally. Neither do we have to say in an emotionally damaging relationships.
The Chosen is a heart rending shower of Jesus showing “how” he met people where they were. His twelve disciples with twelve personalities rightly shows us how, we are coming to Jesus from different places, to all find His love and ways. . .draw us to Him, and His Kingdom. . .coming soon. . .to take us home.
Christ was a representative before men and before angels, of the character of the God of heaven. He demonstrated the fact that when humanity depends wholly upon God, men may keep God’s commandments and live, and His law be as the apple of the eye.
“The example of Christ is authoritative for every son and daughter of Adam. He represented the law of God in His life, giving to men an example of what obedience to every precept will accomplish for human nature. He is our example, and ever one who is endowed with reasoning facilities is required to follow in His footsteps; for His life is a perfect pattern to all humanity. Christ is the finished standard of character to which every one may attain. . . .
“How did the world’s Redeemer walk?—Not in a way to please to Himself simply, but to glorify God by working the works of God in uplifting fallen man who had been made in the image of God. He taught mankind the THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, representing THE CHARACTER OF GOD, and giving to the world a perfect standard of moral excellency in humanity. The two grand precepts of the law are to regulate the conduct of all humanity. This was the lesson that Jesus taught by both precept and example. he said to the people, “Thou shalt love the LORD THEY GOD with ALL THEY HEART, and thy neighbor as thyself.” The Lord God of heaven requires of human intelligences supreme LOVE and WORSHIP.
“Let the human agent compare his life with the LIFE OF CHRIST. . . .Let him or her imitate the example of Him who lived out the law of Jehovah, who said, “I have kept My Father’s commandments.” Those who follow Christ will be continually looking into the perfect Law of LIBERTY, and THROUGH THE GRACE GIVEN THEM BY CHRIST, will fashion the character according to the divine requirements.
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for May 10
Jesus had a sense of humor. . .he created a moose. Jesus had a sense of smell he created a rose. Jesus left us with the wonder of “who holds up those stars in space?” Jesus left us with a heart that cries when we loose our friendships. We can feel the pain of others, and when they leave us, we cry.
If we did not hurt, have pain, and suffering, this world would never understand the blood sacrifice made by Jesus.
http://www.thechosentv.comThe series is to be studied, replayed and digested like bread. . .because you can’t get it all….in just one viewing. It is ALL about JESUS! Thank you writers, cast and team!
“Speak to The Earth and It Shall Teach Thee.” Job 12:8
“The childhood and youth of Christ were spent in humble circumstances, under conditions that were favorable to the development of a sound constitution. His life was passed mostly in the open air. He drank of the pure streams of water, and ate the fruit of the gardens. He passed up and down the steep mountain paths, and through the streets of Nazareth, as He went to and from His place of toil to His home. He enjoyed the varied notes of the birds as they caroled forth their praise to their Creator. He took delight in the beauty of the flowers that decked the fields. He noted with joy the glory of the heavens, the splendor of sun, moon and stars, and looked upon the rising and setting sun with admiration. The book of nature was open before Him, and He enjoyed its tender lessons. The everlasting hill, the olive groves, were favorite places of resort where He went to commune with His Father. He was filled with divine wisdom, and through the study of nature, and by meditation upon and communion with God, His spiritual powers were strengthened.
“The Redeemer of the world passed up and down the hills and mountains, from the great plain to the mountain valley. He enjoyed nature’s beautiful scenery. He was delighted with the fields glowing with the beautiful flowers, and in listening to the birds of the air, and uniting His voice with them in their happy songs of praise.
“In the life of Christ, His childhood and youth, there is a lesson for the youth of today. Christ is our example, and in youth we should contemplate God in nature study His character in the work of his hands. The mind is strengthened by becoming acquainted with God, by reading his attributes in the things which He has made. As we behold the beauty and grandeur in the works of nature, our affections go out after God; and. . .our souls are invigorated by coming in contact with the Infinite through His marvelous works.
Sons and Daughters of God, Ellen White for May 8
May 8, 2021 we can “fear” God, like Pharaoh tried to ignore the GOD of Plagues. His own prelates could also cause plagues. The judgment of God is associated with the Pharaoh who subjugated the Jews into slavery, who would have to bow down to their captors.
The Last Days implies, we judge ourselves. . .we bow down to whom we serve.
The seventh plague is hail. . .when every man and woman have made up their mind to blaspheme God, mock His name, and chose to bow down to whom they will serve. The Creator or the King of the DESTROYERS.
“And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: [a little less than 60 pounds] and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.” Revelation 16:1
‘Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?’ Job 38:22-23
God can say, “I tried to tell you.” . . .”I tried to warn you to not trust the Pharaoh. . .he wants to enslave you.”
Thankfully, Revelation 11 comes before Revelation 16 and the plagues come “in their order.” But the 7th and last plague, comes AFTER GOD, proves that HE CAN raise two dead sinners, who have confessed their sins, and take them Home with Him, like he raised Elijah and Enoch. AFTER GOD shows the world HE IS THE CREATOR and He can destroy and He can and will raise the dead, there will be no one asking…or thinking….”Is this the Jesus who walked on earth, healed the sick, made the blind to see?”
What would you do, if you saw a MIRACLE, and Jesus taking the credit, very soon in your lifetime? I just pray it happens in My Lifetime.
I got a call this evening, my old friend Vera, who sat at lunch with me yesterday just turned 91 on May 3, passed away this afternoon. Vera was my spiritual mentor. Her joy, laugh, insight and family always included me. I’ve lost more than a friend today. I would love to see Vera come alive and go with us to heaven in my lifetime! She will rest in peace with no worries until the trumpet sounds and Jesus calls us Home.
The farmers went from the idea of the President wanting to “beautify” Nebraska, Kansas border with “no farming.” Now farmers need to farm to eat. And letting their farms sit, or selling out, only means less competition, and higher prices for those who do sell corn, wheat and soybeans. When the famers can’t work, there are fewer crops to sell. . . .AND YOUR GROCERY BILL will GO UP. . . .and you already know the PRICES are INCREASING.
But what happened next, baffled even me. He looked me in the eye and said, “You know where this going! It leads to where the Bible said it would, to the “Mark of the Beast.”
“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.” Revelation 13:17
Let’s read this in CONTEXT:
Rev 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. (Consider this lamb like beast to be a baby Buffalo) Rev 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. [The rulership of the POPE ended with the fall of Rome, but it has again tried to sit ON THE THRONE OF GOD, and make demands] Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, [Why would the antichrist need to bring fire down from heaven? Perhaps to kill his enemies.] Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
This “forced degree” comes from USA. Wishing to know who is their friend who is their enemy, they want people to bow down to “THEM.”
666 is not quite the 777 Creator God, God the Sun of Righteousness, and God the Holy Spirit, are the 3 in one GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the line of Judah, the line of David, the King of Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Jerusalem, was prophesied He would be crucified. . .by the Romans, by those whose religion, was more to destroy, than INCLUDE, the weak the poor, the humble.
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sunofrighteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” Malachi 4:2
Jesus is the “light” who gives us His “Holy Spirit” and we need the “oil” in our lamp, to light our way, in these last days. The Bridesmaids were all looking for the Saviour to come. Some had extra oil in their lamps, and some had to go looking for more oil. The oil is God’s Holy Spirit, He speaks to your heart, He know your decision will make you bow down to the “beast” or “stand up” and follow JESUS. YOUR KING, YOUR SAVIOUR, YOUR SHEPHERD, Your Friend, and it is HE who paid the PRICE of your admission into HEAVEN, the GOD WHO CREATED YOU, knew you before you were born.
Soon everyone will be called to make a decision to BOW DOWN VOLUNTARILY to GOD or to the KING OF THE DESTOYERS….whose name is found in Revelation 9:11
Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. In English it is the same….This angel from the bottomless pit, is The King of The Destroyers.
You do not have to bow down to The King of the Destroyers.
You have to make your choice, voluntarily. . . .to LIVE…with Christ, or to LIVE under a dictator, who will encourage you to destroy “Sabbath Keepers.” If Jesus were alive, they would find a way to crucify Him.
It is good to know you can plan to die. . . .and GOD will NOT PERMIT YOU TO DIE, for “your sacrifice” would NOT change the heart of SATAN. He must be destroyed with his angels. He must walk on this earth for 1000 years while we are in heaven….he must see how his kingdom of force. . .does not inspire LOVE, JOY or PEACE.
The other worlds are watching. . ..by a unanimous vote in HEAVEN…they want this controversy between Michael the Archangel and Lucifer once an archangel to be OVER! They have seen enough. History would repeat. . .but GOD has drawn a line, all who call upon HIS NAME SHALL BE SAVED.
When you say, “OH GOD I need you!” HE HEARS AND WILL ANSWER YOUR PRAYER….
GOD LISTENS….do you understand HE CARES He is not hard of hearing.
Let go and let GOD help you!
You can fight with God, . . .HE WILL WIN!
I know! I told him, “Go to hell, this isn’t working” and I stood in darkness laughing….because the light went out on a moonless night. He heard me thinking, “NO! I do not want to be in spiritual darkness!”
Be careful what you ask for…..He might just give it to you….a blessing or curse?
IF the guys in the Coffee shop know they will have to make a decision. . .to follow GOD or the antichrist. . .do you know that too? Who will YOU bow down to?
“And beginning at Moses, and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning HIMSELF.” Luke 24:27
“After Joseph and Mary had searched for Him [Christ] for three days, they found Him in the court of the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. He asked His questions with a grace that charmed these learned men. . . . His mother could not but mark His words, His spirit, His willing obedience to all her requirements.
“It is not correct to say, as many writers have said, that Christ was like all children. He was not like all children. Many children are misguided and mismanaged. But Joseph, and especially Mary, kept before them the remembrance of their child’s divine Fatherhood. Jesus was instructed in accordance with the sacred character of His mission. His inclination to right was a constant gratification to His parents.
“His intimate acquaintance wit the Scriptures shows how diligently His early years were given to the study of God’s Word.
“He point to the Scriptures as of unquestionable authority, and we should do the same.
“Christ opened the Scriptures to His disciples, beginning at Moses and the prophets, and instructed them in all things concerning Himself, and also explained to them the prophecies.
“He pointed to the Scriptures as of unquestionable authority, and we should do the same.
“Every child may gain knowledge as Jesus did. As we try to become acquainted with our heavenly Father through His Word, angels will draw near, our minds will be strengthened, our characters will be elevated, and refined.
“Like Christ, we should be able to meet the enemy in time of temptation with, “It is written.”
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for May 7
p.s. “It is written,” means we have memorized what is written. I asked myself, “what verse comes to mind? With my Bible Search in Biblegateway.com or ESWORD.com, which are free Bible’s…..I can find THE WORDS, that COME TO MIND….like “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and HE shall direct thy path.” Now I know it is in Proverbs 3:6
The idea of permitting GOD, JESUS and HIS ANGELS to direct my path, relaxes the tension in my shoulders. It is HIS JOB, to get me on this path, to see how wonderful it is to rest IN HIS PROMISES.
When the old man came to me at Camp meeting in Lincoln, with a message from God in heaven to me, It was that He, Jesus, created Adam and Eve, then took them down into the valley where the Tree of Life, would give them eternal LIFE. But, as the old man began to look down the path to the Tree of Life, he looked up, and there were the “jewels” the precious jewels in HIS CROWN….the ones who FOUND HIM, JESUS CHRIST, to be OUR MESSIAH, our SAVIOUR, our REDEEMER. . .the one who can take us off this earth, and into His Kingdom . . .where HIS GLORY, HIS CHARACTER, HIS LOVE will continue to be with us. . . .forever and a day.
And sometimes, like today at 5:09 AM, I need to be reminded, I had an old saint, who had gone to heaven, came back to earth, to give me this message many years ago, around 15 years ago. Without his addition to my own searching, came a message from Our Creator, to me, from Heaven.
I would like to pass this message on, from Heaven to you, that when you feel the spirit of truth, with its love, joy and peace, that you too….have been touched with HIS HOLY SPIRIT. . .You have learned by experience with the HOLY SPIRIT, that happiness, and joy, is also one of God’s many gifts.
Don’t let go of HIS HOLY SPIRIT, that comes down to you from heaven, when you study HIS HOLY WORD. Peace I give (I have to do a words search here) Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
This is the first time, I’ve had a part of the verse in my head, “peace I give” and now PEACE I LEAVE with you, MY PEACE I give unto you is NOT AS THE WORLD GIVES. LET NOT your HEART be troubled…..and here is the HEART OF THE MATTER….when our HEARTS ARE IN TUNE WITH HIS LOVE FOR US, we relax as if to say, I will let you lead me today.
But when he says, “NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID”…if I am trusting in God, I can not have both…PEACE and FEAR. I wish to let go of being afraid. . . .then I know who is guiding my day, my path, and my future. . . .And then I go on God’s errands.
Pro_11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
I remembered reading the word “naughtiness.” Today I put that word in Bible Word Search. And it connects with the “the righteousness of the upright” and I have no righteousness of my own, I have to depend upon HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS. . . .and try not to be naughty.
However, if we sin….I will look that up in Bible Search and I am shocked at what i found. Heb_10:26 “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,(there is a comma here, what is the next verse?)
Heb 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. Heb 10:28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? Heb 10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. Heb 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
WAIT? What was that? If we dispite the crucifixion of Christ, and the blood of His covenant, where He was sanctified, and we call it an unholy thing, and we have done despite unto the SPIRIT OF GRACE? We are denying Gods Holy Spirit.
How did I move from the Covenant of Grace, PEACE, FORGIVENESS to HIS HOLY SPIRIT OF GRACE? I am afraid, I have seen something new, in the PROMISES OF GOD, that includes our NEED to NOT DENY HIS HOLY SPIRIT, which is HIS BLOOD SACRIFICE.
Dare I mention the words, “blood sacrifice” We are redeemed by THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, JESUS CHRIS💕T our LORD and King.
Have I unwittingly, supplied the division between those who would crucify JESUS CHRIST, by denying His complete sacrifice of HIS BLOOD, as those who would MOCK HIS NAME? Instead of calling upon HIS NAME, to find love, joy and peace of mind?
If I am a child of God, I want to see you and I in heaven together. . .because there is a SPACE OUT THERE, that CARES for you and I , as the JEWELS IN HIS KINGDOM.
Our concept of Heaven, must include the joy of God in giving us gems. . . ornate gems carved into the foundations of HIS HEAVENLY CITY the NEW JERUSALEM. I compare the joy of seeing the ornamentation of heaven, like the carved pieces of gems in the Taj Mahal.
Rev_18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
This verse in Revelation 18, was opened on 9-11-2001. The NATION once the haven of pilgrims feeling the persecutions of “the church” found themselves in different views, but united in religious freedom, by the people. Which brings us back to the PRESENT….and yesterday is HISTORY, tomorrow is a MYSTERY and that is why we have THIS GIFT, to live with God, is HIS GIFT, to be loved by Him, who knew we would suffer, as He did. . . .because truth cannot be hid. . .our Saviour was before the JEWS, He was OUR CREATOR IN THE BEGINING, and from a man named Abraham would come the children, who would follow THE LIGHT, the BIRTH OF CHILD, who Herod would wish dead, for fear this baby would come to take his place.
BRIDEGROOM JESUS A JEW, came to SAVE TO THE UTMOST and that includes you.
If WE are his BRIDE and JESUS IS THE BRIDEGROOM, we do not want to mock our Saviour. Nor do we wish to see the “children” the sons and daughters of God, be in opposition to Him or each other.
Can a peace treaty be made by man, to force the NATIONS into ONE NATION…not under God, but under a man?
United States of America, will be crossing a line that needs to be drawn IN THE SAND…for the sins of man….were written in sand. . . .and His Law must be written on our hearts of flesh. . . .with love for one another, forgiveness of one another…as HE HAS FORGIVEN US, we must forgive our family and friends, who find us “unworthy” to be HIS CHILDREN. . . .and in all humility ….we bow before our GOD. Because He made the only and ultimate SACRIFICE of His blood. . .that saves us. And proves HE LIVES, because HE IS GOD, HIS dead blood comes alive, when mixed with water. GOD COULD NOT DIE….except he accepted human flesh and blood to be The Sacrifice. . . .for we NEED TO BE CHANGED into the form of HIS BODY. . .that can fly through space. . . . and LIVE FOREVER. . . . protected and saved by new body.
What does immortality look like? When we come alive, we drop off this worldly body, and when He raises the dead, we put on immortal….life. . . .something new. . . .a design to breath in space, without a space suit. A bird has feathers, but our new body will again be covered with “a light” that was lost, when Adam and Eve sinned.
In The Scriptures: We search for “THE LIGHT” that comes when we have the “oil” of His Holy Spirit. We are drawn to “HIS LIGHT, HIS LIFE, HIS WAY OF TEACHING US from what we can see, hear, feel and touch. We put on the Robe of HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, because we sense HIS POWER TO SAVE TO THE UTMOST. . . .we desire HIS COMPANY, night and day.
Bless you and have a real GOOD DAY, knowing it is HIS JOB, to take you up or down the path you need to trod. And I add: I am wanting to buy “the gold” tried in the fire. . .. of what ever affliction He has for me today. Maybe there will be more than one trouble today. . .but He put that there for me to grow in patience, in love for my fellow man, woman and child, even the cat that has picked on me already this day.
Baby the cat, has intervened several times since 5:09. She been inside, outside, twice, and now that she back on her perch by the window, it is safe to say, the cat had given me wonderful breaks to get up and move around. . .for its not good to be at this. . .all the time. what next? I really know what is next, but I don’t want to balance the check book today. humm lol
“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water; and, lo, ,the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the SPIRIT OF GOD descending like a dove and lighting upon him, and ‘Lo a VOICE FROM HEAVEN, saying, This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.‘”
“Jesus was our example in all things that pertain to life and godliness. He was baptized in Jordan, just as those who come to Him must be baptized. The heavenly angels were looking with INTENSE INTERST upon the scene of the Saviour’s baptism, and could the EYE OF THOSE WHO WERE LOOKING ON, have been OPENED, they would have seen the HEAVENLY HOST SURROUDING the SON OF GOD as He bowed on the banks of the Jordan. The Lord had promised to give John a sign whereby he might KNOW WHO WAS THE MESSIAH, and now as Jesus went up out of the water, the PROMISED SIGN was given; for he saw the HEAVENS OPENED, and the SPIRIT OF GOD, LIKE A DOVE burnished GOLD, HOVERED OVER THE HEAD OF CHRIST, and VOICE came from HEAVEN, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” . . . .Jesus, the World’s Redeemer, has opened the way so that the most sinful, the most needy, the most oppressed and despised, may find access to the Father, —may have a home in the mansions which Jesus has gone to prepare for those who LOVE HIM.”
“Those who have RISEN with CHRIST to WALK in NEWNESS OF LIFE are the ELECT OF GOD. They are holy unto the Lord, and are acknowledged by Him as His beloved. As such, they are under solemn COVENANT to distinguish themselves by showing HUMILITY OF MIND. They are separate from the world, from its spirit, its practices, and they have DIED WITH CHRIST, if they keep their baptismal vow, the WORLD WILL HAVE NO POWER TO DRAW THEM ASIDE TO DENY CHRIST. If they love THE LIVE OF CHRIST in this WORLD, they are PARTAKES OF THE DIVINE NATURE.
P.S. It is up to God, to keep us humble. He humbles us, to the point we SEEK TO FIND HIM, who gives us PEACE OF MIND. . .who doesn’t want have a clear conscience?
There is NO SIN AGAINST, love, joy and peace! Good Idea! LOVE GOD, LOVE MANKIND, LOVE JOY, who does not love happiness? ENJOY PEACE . . .in giving others THE FREEDOM TO MAKE UP THEIR OWN MIND, who they serve and bow down to?
In bed at night, my Terry would say, “If I die tonight, it’s been good knowing you.” I had to laugh, knowing he was beginning to suffer pain. I said, “If I die tonight, it has been good knowing you.” To have a dear friend like Terry, to have freedom to be YOU. And God does not make junk! But to some, they cannot understand the humor, of Christ, in making people, “not alike.”
Looking at Christ’s Disciples, you have 12 different personalities, and as He works with you, He has a PLAN, to choose YOU to TEACH YOU how to be a good person.
I think when we get to heaven and sit around a campfire, we will be able to laugh, at where He needed to take us, to teach us, HOW TO NOT TAKE OURSELVES so seriously…..SERIOUSLY? JESUS and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS….is enough….and HE CAN SMILE, when we catch on, HE HAS A PLAN FOR OUR LIVES….if only we will let HIM LEAD. . .
I have run before GOD, but that only gets me into trouble with people who do not understand THE CROSS, THE SACRIFICE of a JEWISH LAMB OF GOD….and HOW HE PERFECTED HIS WORK….by choosing YOU to walk in HIS SHOES….
JESUS FACED TROUBLE…and the names of HIS LAMBS, might all be called “Here comes Trouble.” The Jews have always known the bad times too.
Image GOD creating whole tribes of people with crooked noses. . .that alone is enough to keep anyone humble. You/I/We do need a sense of humor. . . .lol