“Both public and private sins are included in this prohibition. The eighth commandment condemns man-stealing and slave dealings, and forbids wars of conquest. It condemns theft and robbery. It demands strict integrity in the minutest details of the affairs of life. It forbids overreaching in trade, and requires the payment of just debts or wages. It declares that every attempt to advantage one’s self by the ignorance, weakness, or misfortune of another , is registered as fraud in the books of heaven.”
“The eighth commandment is to barricade the soul, and hedges man in so that he shall make no injurious encroachment — which his self-love and desire for gain would make on his neighbor’s rights. It forbids every species of dishonesty, injustice, or fraud, however prevalent, however palliated by plausible pretenses.
“Thou shall not steal” was written by the finger of God upon the tables of stone, A deceptive courtship is maintained , private communications are kept up, until the affections of one who is inexperienced and knows not whereunto these things may grow, are in a measure withdrawn from her parents and placed upon him who shows by the very course he pursues that he is unworthy of her love. The Bible condemns every species of dishonesty.
“To trifle with hearts is a crime of no small magnitude in the sight of a holy God.”
“As we deal with our fellow men in petty dishonesty or in more daring fraud, so will we deal with God. Men who persist in a course of dishonesty will carry out their principles until they cheat their own souls and lose heaven and eternal life.
“So long as heaven and earth continue, the holy principles of God’s law will . . .continue, a source of blessing, sending forth streams to refresh the earth.”
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD, Ellen White, page 63, for February 26, 2021
ENCOURAGEMENT FROM MY QUESTIONS LED TO BIBLE ANSWERS on volumes of paper and images needing to be organized . . .It was a book worth of pages. . .and with encouragement from Morris Press, a local printer in Kearny, Nebraska came the request for “pictures” with its own need to be copywrite free. What began as my private study on prophecy grew from the night, in 2002, when Walter was home from Pacific Union College on Spring Break. His question was, as he came through the door, without a hello or hug made me ask myself, “Who cares what happens AFTER 9-11-2001?”
That fateful night in the spring 2002 led me on a path of no return to status quo.So, I began a “list” of what questions show the mindset of publishing and polishing would become itself a reason to continue to ask more questions. The humor of being able to blame Walter for this 19 year and unending quest, makes me laugh. He can handle my urges to not only blame him, but to achieve his help, his insight, his youthful acceptance of my spiritual dilemma. I like to smile. I like to see God work behind the scenes.
Maybe, just maybe, you to care to know “What Happens Next?” also? So here’s a list of my ❓ questions. There is a cardinal outside my window chirping who gives me hope of a spring after the isolation of Covid and a winter storm of epic snow, and below freezing days and nights. Who would think a pandemic would be the source of time to explore His word and appreciate His creations like the voice of the birds outside the window waiting for the SUNRISE?
Who conceals a thing? Who has concealed a secret from the foundation of the world? Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Matthew 13:34-35 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: Mat 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
2. Who changed the word “waters” into a SEA OF HUMANITY and wrote a Nautical Tale?
Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
3. Who changed the word “mountains” into KINGDOMS?
Isaiah 14:12-14 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.
Jer 51:25 Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.
4. What is the devil’s name? What is unique about the number of the passage where it is fund?
Revelation 9:11And 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, THE KING OF THE DESTROYERS notice the text is 9-11]
5. Trumpets? How many trumpets are there? Can they be repeated? Can they give us warning sounds, or are we hearing another VOICE. [In poetry LISTEN FOR THE CHANGE IN VOICES, and all of God’s prophets were poet’s]
Rev 8:1-2 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heavenabout the space of half an hour. Rev 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
Suddenly we are in God’s Heavenly Courtroom and the number 7 is being attached to the number of completion, of creation, in 7 days in GENESIS. Have you HEARD THE SILENCE OF GOD in anticipation of your future with Him ?
6. WHY MUST THIS SILENCE BE BROKEN with the SOUND OF TRUMPETS?
Rev 5:5-6 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain,having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. [JESUS IS ALIVE AND WELL]
7 horned, 7 eyes, 7 Spirits of God, THE LAMB SLAIN, THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, the ROOT OF DAVID, JESUS CHRIST OUR MESSIAH! DO NOT WEEP! HE HAS LOOSENED THE 7th SEAL of the 7 sealed SCROLL…..
7. How do we know YOU and I are in agreement, that SIN SHOULD END?
This answer is up to you to: Are you ready for evil, sin and lies to END?
Then you too are in agreement with God and the occupants’ of HIS UNIVERSE.
P.S. The study of the Bible to answer our questions, leds us to ENJOY ASKING GOD, “What will happen next?”
THE LAW OF GOD MUST COME OUT OF HIDING, the ONE HE WROTE WITH HIS OWN FINGER ON MOUNT SINAI. It will be the convincing truth that GOD has not changed, nor could he change HIS LAW….if God could CHANGE HIS LAW, JESUS WOULD NOT HAVE TO DIE FOR OUR SINS.
GODS GOVERNMENT IS SUPERIOR TO all of man’s inventions.
On GODS list of what GOD has to DO, to HE HAS TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE SAVED BY HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WILL MAKE YOU SO HAPPY THAT YOU WILL LIKE TO MEET JESUS BY THE RIVER THAT RUNS THROUGH it, HIS HAPPY KINGDOM. Do I sound like Mr. Rodgers? YES! I would LIKE TO BE YOUR NEIGHBOR!
GODS LAWS ARE SIMPLIFIED AND YET GLORIFIED BY THE EXTENT OF BREAKING ONE, breaks them all. INTERCONNECTED LAWS OF GOD, with JESUS CHRIST AS THE HEAD OF HIS CHILDREN, shows us the depth of His mercy, love and JUSTICE. God will FORCE NO MAN to enter HIS KINGDOM.
We have to be willing to walk with Him, and know by His scars that HE LOVES US!
“This commandment forbids not only acts of impurity, but sensual thoughts and desires, or any practice that tends to excite them. Purity is demanded not only in the outward life, but in the secret intents and emotions of the heart. Christ, who taught the far-REACHING obligations of the law of God, declared the EVIL THOUGHT or LOOK to be as truly sin as is the unlawful deed. [The idea of God reading our minds and motives for our best interest draws us to examine ourselves. Jesus came to seek and save, and women know He understood, the victims of and innocent, naive, child like mind. He cares,]
“When the thought of evil is loved and cherished, however secretly, said Jesus, it shows that sin still reigns in the heart. The soul is still in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity. He who finds pleasure in dwelling upon scenes of impurity, who indulges the evil thought, the lustful look, may behold in the open sin, with its burden of shame and heartbreaking grief, the true nature of the evil which he has hidden in the chambers of the soul. The season of temptation, under which, it may be, one falls into grievous sin, does not create the evil that is revealed, but only develops or makes manifest that which was hidden and latent in the heart. As a man “thinketh in his heart, so is he”; for out of the heart “are the issues of life.” The heart in which Christ dwells, will be so filled, so satisfied with His love that it will not be consumed with longing to attract sympathy and attention to itself. And through the surrender of the soul to God, His wisdom can accomplish what human wisdom fails to do.
“So long as life shall last, there will be need of guarding the affections and the passions with a firm purpose. Not one moment can we be secure except as we rely upon God, the life hidden with Christ.
“The nearer we live to Jesus, the more will we partake of His pure and holy character; and the more offensive sin appears to us, the more exalted and desirable will appear the purity and brightness of Christ.” Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White p. 62.
peace of mind _____________________________sin
John 8:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
1Pe_2:19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
Isa 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Isa 58:2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.Isa 58:3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours. Isa 58:4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. Isa 58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? Isa 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Isa 58:7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Isa 58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward. Isa 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; [Folks were pointing their fingers at others as if they were smarter, better, or wiser, instead of pointing them to their Savour, to Our God, to The Crucified and Risen Lord and the SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, who seeks to save to the utmost!] Isa 58:10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: [God will bless you!] Isa 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.[Like a tree whose roots go down to the source of life, the springs of waters, will not fail.] Isa 58:12 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. Isa 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, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Isa 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
We had picked up Grandma Anderson from the Santa Rosa Airport, to take her to Washington, to meet with her oldest son. She was so delighted that I heard her quoting this verse in Isaiah 58: 14 I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth.
Grandma Anderson was feeling delightedly blessed and her love for God’s blessing made me happy to hear her child like faith, and joy in being taken up to RIDE UPON THE HIGH PLACES OF THE EARTH!
Isaiah 58 was the FIRST CHAPTER now we have the SECOND CHAPTER
The Lamb and the 144,000 Rev 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. Rev 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: Rev 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. Rev 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. The Messages of the Three Angels Rev 14:6 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, Rev 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. Rev 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.
Rev 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, Rev 14:10 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: Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Rev 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. The Harvest of the Earth Rev 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. Rev 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. Rev 14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. Rev 14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. Rev 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. Rev 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Rev 14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
Sour grapes, make sour wine, intoxicating drink, that “she” the “whore on the wicked beast” has provided all NATIONS to drink, of the wine of her wrath, of her fornication.
REVELATION 18 is OPENED
The Fall of Babylon Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Rev 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. Rev 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
Rev 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Rev 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. Rev 18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: Rev 18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, Rev 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. Rev 18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. Rev 18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, Rev 18:16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! Rev 18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, Rev 18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! Rev 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. Rev 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. Rev 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; 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. Rev 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
This prophecy points us back to Revelation 8:9
Rev 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; Rev 8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
Maxwell translated Revelation 8:8 THE SECOND ANGEL SOUNDED and
a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea:
His one sentence paragraph on this verse is:
“IMAGINE if can TODAY a THIRD WORLD ARMY invading WASHINGTON and setting fire to the Pentagon and White House.”
The all knowing, all powerful, all loving GOD, has given us 20 years to figure out the HAND OF GOD, wrote this prophecy of 9-11-2001 20 years ago. JESUS HIMSELF THE AUTHOR, of THIS PROPHECY, showed us a DAY OF JUDGMENT, where some would be saying:
Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
Unless we have a JONAH AND THE WHALE prophecy of 40 days for the last tribes to make up their mind, WHO THEY WISH TO WORSHIP….man 666 or GOD 777. . .will GOD GIVE THE WORLD 40 days to REPENT or die like those who were JUDGED, with fire and brimstone in SODOM AND GOMORRAH?
The white ashes of the cities burned by fire and brimstone that line the Dead Sea, is a museum that continues to educate the WORLD, as to GOD KEEPING HIS PROMISE, to SAVE TO THE UTMOST, all who call upon HIS NAME.
Mar_6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. Luk_10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
The compassion of JESUS, to say, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. Pointing a finger at others, for their choice of living with someone rather than being alone, is not for us to judge. Some of the most compassionate people I know, are truly loving. There was a time when Old Maids lived together. There Old Bachelors who do the same.
A father and his son were on a Cruise Ship and family vacation. They had a shore excursion to go parasailing, and the woman in line behind them asked, “What is your relationship?” The farmer and his son, work together farming hundred of acres and their relationship is helping each other do farm labor.
Her question seemed out of line to them, and they laughed.
Perhaps the way farmers need to have help, and sometimes there is a sense of urgency in helping others, they need to KNOW, who they can TRUST, and WHO WILL SHOW UP to help them. This creates a fun kind of joking, and teasing, that happens. . .and these INSIDE JOKES, make live fun for those observing the farmer who comes into the coffee shop saying, “Good Morning “britches'” Yes, I know the story, and the inside joke. But you will just have to guess, about the fun relationship these two “men” have.. .and their remarks make everyone in the coffee shop smile.
Which reminds me, after the serious study of LAST DAY EVENTS…I need to go and get a cup of hot chocolate. . .this morning. . .to enjoy an inside joke. Just showing up in a coffee shop is enough to find a laugh.. .why would I want to miss out?
Job_5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
The study of GOD’S Law, has a way of making a change in the way we see ourselves.
Self-evaluation in Biblical proportions, improves with obeying THE HOLY SPIRIT, and asking for help in every strait, to strengthen our hope and assurance, to illuminate our minds and purify our hearts. He provides opportunities and opens channels of working. If His people are watching the indications of His providence, and are ready to cooperate with Him, they will see mighty results.
In the days of Nehemiah helping to build the walls around Jerusalem, his devotion to the work of God, and his equally firm reliance on God, lay the reason of the failure of his enemies to draw him into their power. The soul that is indolent falls an easy prey to temptation; but in the life that has a noble aim, an absorbing purpose, evil finds little foothold. The faith of him who is constantly advancing does not weaken; for above, beneath, beyond, he recognizes INFINITE LOVE, working out all things to accomplish His good purpose. God’s true servants work with a determination that will not fail because the throne of grace is their constant DEPENDENCE.
A deeper look at the LAW OF LOVE, extends our minds to acts of love, kindness, and helping others. Whatever influence would tend to unsettle the faith of God’s people in His guiding power, should be steadfastly withstood.
COVID, ISOLATION and just giving up, and doing nothing, makes me feel, that I have not accomplished anything. And there is joy, in getting the laundry done, the bed changed, the washing folded . . .and “the work” helps me sleep at night. . . .so I know it is a benefit to get exercise, and it is positively HELPFUL to body, mind and soul.
Taking time with GOD, before bed, to see life from His point of view, relaxes the muscles 💪 and prepares me to rest. . .under His wings. . .since He says, He is like a Mother Hen I can find rest and peace within my heart.
“All acts of injustice that tend to SHORTEN LIFE, the SPIRIT OF HATRED and REVENGE, or the indulgence of any PASSION that LEADS TO INJURIOUS ACTS toward others, or CAUSES US EVEN TO WISH THEM HARM (for “whoso hateth his brother is a murderer”); a SELFISH NEGLECT of CARING FOR THE NEEDY or SUFFERING; all SELF-INDULGENCE or UNNECESSARY DEPRIVATION or EXCESSIVE LABOR that tends to INJURE HEALTH, —all these are, to greater or less degree, violations of the sixth commandment.
“Some sacrifice physical and moral obligations, thinking to find HAPPINESS, and they lose both soul and body. Others will seek their happiness in indulgence of an unnatural appetite, and consider the indulgence of taste more desirable than health and life. Many suffer themselves to be enchained by sensual passions, and will sacrifice physical strength, intellect, and moral powers, to the gratification of lust. They will bring themselves to untimely graves, and in the Judgment will be charged with self-murder.
“The SPIRIT of hatred and revenge originated with Satan; and it led him to put to death the Son of God. Whoever cherishes malice or unkindness is cherishing the same spirit; and its fruit will be unto death. In the revengeful thought the evil deed lies enfolded, as the plant in the seed.
“The law of God takes note of the jealousy, envy, hatred, malignity, revenge, lust, and ambition that surge through the soul, but have not found expression in outward action, because the opportunity, not the will, has been wanting. And these sinful emotions will be brought into the account in the day when “God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing.”
“Christ’s is righteousness, sanctification, and redemption to those who believe in Him. . . .He set before us a perfect example of HOLY obedience to God’s law.”
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD, by Ellen White for February 24, 2021.
P.S. These admonitions are given in total to help us see and understand by experience happiness is not found in “emotions”. . .true we like “good feelings” and there is something more to be said about having a “clear conscience.” And God is willing to forgive and forget, as we bring ourselves back into a “clear conscience.”
The word “LOVE” in the BIBLE is MERCY and FORGIVENESS. . . Forgive us our sins as we FORGIVE OTHERS…who “sin” against us. What a healthy and happy way to live by forgiving others. . . because we are all human….and in need of forgiveness….even if it is from another persons point of view.
Exo 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
“Those who would truly follow Christ must let Him abide in the heart, and enthrone Him there as supreme. They must represent His SPIRIT and CHARACTER in their home life, and SHOW COURTESY and KINDNESS to those with whom they come in contact. There are many children who profess to know the truth, who do not render to their parents the HONOR and AFFECTION that are due to them, who manifest but little love to father and mother, and fail to honor them in deferring to their wishes, or in seeking to relieve them of anxiety. Many who profess to be Christians do not know what it means to “honor thy father and mother.” and consequently will know just as little what it means, “that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God give thee.” . . .The Heart-searcher knows what is your attitude toward your parents; for He is weighting moral character in the golden scales of the heavenly sanctuary. O, confess your neglect of your parents, confess your indifference toward them, and your contempt of God’s holy commandment.
“Parents are entitled to a degree of love and respect which is due to no other person. God Himself, who has placed upon them a responsibility for the souls committed to their charge, has ordained that during the earlier years of life, parents shall stand in the place of God to their children. And he who rejects the rightful authority of his parents, is rejecting the authority of God. The fifth commandment requires children not only to yield respect, submission, and obedience to the their parents, but also to give them love and tenderness, to lighten their cares, to guard their reputation, and to succor and comfort them in old age.
“The fifth commandment is binding upon children as long as their own lives and the lives of their parents are spared.” SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD, by Ellen White.
P.S. It takes TIME to GROW UP, to TOTALLY APPRECIATE what all good parents do, to help point us in the right direction.The older I get, the more I appreciate what my parents were trying to do, although Mom’s determination to get me into the place ‘she choose’ for me, to be, what she thought was for my best, may in hindsight, actually be just what I needed to learn. . . even by learning by the mistakes I made. . .gives me HOPE of being in Heaven, to meet the friends I knew. . . .who were hurt by some of my decisions. Never would I want to hurt the feelings of others by my careless indifference.
It was only as I found myself widowed, that the friend who showed up to be with me, showed me how to be friendly, to someone who needs a friend in the time of need. The stiff upper lip that got me through life, turned me into a cry baby. . . .and tears of JOY came in talking about the blessings of love. . . that came from five years of marriage.
Facing death, its vacancy in the heart, its an END TO AN ERA, as My Mother would say. And with every END, there is a NEW BEGINNING, of NEW TODAY. . . .and new light on FACING TOMORROW, which brings us closer to Heaven, than YESTERDAY.
Babe the cat has arrived at my feet, she too has been a bundle of soft fun to pet, and listen to her contented purring.
Remember the Sabbath Day to Keep it Holy. Exodus 20:8
“God said, “The seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God.” He placed His sanctity upon this day and blessed it and and hallowed it as a day of rest. . . .It is the only commandment in the whole Decalogue that tells WHO GO IS. It places GOD in distinction with every other god. It says The God that made the HEAVENS and THE EARTH, THE GOD that made the Trees and the Flowers and that Created mankind; this is THE GOD that you to keep before your children, and you have only to point to the flowers and tell them that He made these and that He rested on the seventh day from all His labors. . . .The seventh day is God-given memorial.
“Pointing to God as the Maker of the Heavens and the Earth, it distinguishes the TRUE GOD from all false gods. All who keep the seventh day, signify by this act that they are worshipers of Jehovah. Thus the Sabbath is the sign of man’s allegiance to God as long as there are any upon the earth to serve Him. . .
“God has given men six days wherein to labor, and He requires that their own work be done in the six working days. Acts of necessity and mercy are permitted on the Sabbath, the sick and suffering are at all times to be cared for; but unnecessary labor is to be strictly avoided. . . .And the commandment includes all within our gates. The inmates of the house are to lay aside their worldly business during the sacred hours. All should unite to honor God by willing service upon His holy day.
“So long as the heavens and the earth endure, the Sabbath will continue as a sign of the Creator’s power. And when Eden shall bloom on earth again, God’s holy rest day will be honored by all beneath the sun. “From one sabbath to another” the inhabitants of the glorified new earth shall go up “to worship before me, saith the Lord.”
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD by Ellen White for February 22, 2021
Sabbath was a happy day for our family of six. We bathed on Friday night, and we studied our Sabbath School Lessons, by classical music daddy played on the record player. We all had a book and daddy’s book was red. The Ellen G. White books were red. His interest in reading her writings was an example of his interest in character development and his interest in being a missionary, if not by going back to India, his mission field was whoever he met, and mostly every day by managing the Presses and Press Room at the Denver Post. His nick-name was “DOC” Ordelheide.
During the rise of confusion about integrating the “the blacks” in Denver, a well dressed educated man came in to apply for a job as pressman. Daddy listened to the man, then tried to convince him, that he was overeducated for the job. He could find better work and better wages. And this was seen by those who were pushing forward as an insult instead of encouragement. Daddy was always encouraging us to “do our best.d”
An education for his four children, a college education, was the goal of our parents, and they were prepared “to go to work” to make sure we each were given a four year college experience. World War II produced the G. I. bill that made it possible for USA to educate the men returning. The expansion of the college system even today is added by those who take advantage of a higher levels of research and self development.
The largest medical and educational facilities in the Protestant Church ⛪ are in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Missionaries are told, “If you need medical help, go to the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital’s. The training of missionaries began in Lincoln, Nebraska and encouraged foreign student and began with training in nursing at Union College. Doctors and nurses were trained in Denver at the Porter Hospital. And sites for new educational facilities grew from the West to the East.
Management then needed direction which God inspired through a little lady, Ellen White, to go and find land “outside” the big cities, where future universities would grow and bring patients to see and know our God. Her travels around the world established foreign educational centers. Loma Linda University is a bustling pod of arms and legs moving towards their goal of being together in Heaven and bringing every soul to Jesus our friend and guide..
⛺ Camping, playing, canoeing, hiking, skating, singing, praising, together as a Dental Hygiene class mixed with the Dental School and with other students at Loma Linda was the highlight of our experience as students. Sundown on the beach, watching waves, hearing seagulls and sometimes fog horns was an altogether new and fascinating introduction to the Pacific Ocean. Once you come to the beach. . .there is an END. There is a point where you can NO FATHER, without a ship. But my sons found kites, with little surfboards, that could extend their view of the green waters below them, and a view of the land behind.
Someday we will have a view of the land, remade NEW without pollution. Someday we walk on golden streets made by our Creators hand. We will walk in the NEW JERUSALEM, with its golden onion topped art work that sits on layers of gemstones as a foundational , with gates made a single pearl. Who would think of using a pearl to make a round gate in a golden city that sours over seven million feet high?
Thinking of the math of GOD stretching an opening for His New Jerusalem to settle down between the Mount of Olives and Old Jerusalem, would take 1400 miles or more. That slice of earth will receive a MOUNMENT of GOLD, GEMS, and within the walls will be the SEVEN HILLS and probably SEVEN WATERFALLS, and SEVEN wonders of the WORLD, as HIS PRESENCE WILL SHINE . . .like it did with the Holy Shekinah Glory of the First Temple in Old Jerusalem.
Our GOD is too small, and when we think of what all He has to do to PREPARE US FOR HIS SECOND COMING, it seems to include the pollution and FEAR OF CLIMATE CHANGE….my dear…why can’t we, why can’t the pope, who thinks he is god, why can’t he, recreate and eradicate the pollution himself. A man’s number is 6, and the godhead is 666. It is in vain that a man thinks he is better than Jesus or even equal with THE GOD, who healed fed and led the thousands who came to Him.
How humbling it is to turn and point our finger to the TRUE GOD, TRUE CREATOR, true DEFENDER of all who come to Him. Lose the vanity of even thinking you can change His Law or destroy His prophets. They to tired to boil John the disciple Jesus in oil but he would not die. What and how will the ANTICHRIST try to destroy the two witnesses who come TO END THE QUESTION…”WHO IS GOD?” in Revelation 11.
LIncoln became my home away from home for many years. The class called DIGGING DEEPER was where the message of Revelation was studied that year. A professor came in to point out the END of the BIBLE is in the MIDDLE of REVELATION. Sitting on folding chairs around a blackboard in a classroom at Union College, began my search to find the answers that connected the two prophets, Ellen White and C. Mervyn Maxwell, that would lead me to understand, THE PROPHECY was FIRST written by the hand John the scribe, who listened to the voice of JESUS, in 95 A.D. on the Island of Patmos some 1936 years ago. 2021-95-1936 years ago.
It is humbling to think that the Holy Spirit came to me in church in 1985, and led me to do a stupid thing, that would divide the church between those who saw 20 people come forward that day wishing to know more about our GOD and HIS SON JESUS when the pastor read the ALTAR CALL, for the first time in over six years.
For 36 years I have tried to understand THE PROPHET JESUS, and HIS PLAN and MYSTERY OF SALVATION by HIS PERFECT LIFE, of loving people, and understanding WOMEN, like no other male in history. We have come this far by faith, and the FAITH OF JESUS, required HIM to know HE NEEDED TO TALK TO HIS FATHER, on a daily basis.
THIS TOO WE NEED TO KNOW, GOD invites us to PUT ON THE ROBE OF HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS every day. We can REQUEST HIS ROBE, His purity of thought, His words that bring blessings instead of curses, love instead of impatience, kindness instead of anger. The danger of using our “words” to cut, He gives us words to “heal”, works to love instead of destroy, words to build up the cause of God and glory of God.
I am smiling here, because I too have days of discouragement, and everything goes south. Where do I run to when I wish to go back to bed? I find the solace, the isolation the PERFECT PLACE TO USE MY HEAD….to think, and figure out, just what would JESUS DO? He would start the day with PRAYER, and HE TO, would be challenged dailly to show HIS ALLEGIANCE to GOD His Father.
LEFT ALONE…..to face myself, my worries, my fears, is NOT BAD! lol
GOD HAS A PLAN…..that includes YOU ANDME….to do what He wants us to do…and that is to BE OURSELVES…..in whatever color you want to paint yourself, with the addition of letting us SMELL the fresh air, cleansed of nitrogen, that the SNOW can DO that the rain cannot do. ISOLATION makes me want to get out and smell the world, walk on the broken cement sidewalks and wonder what all HE has planned for me to do and say TODAY.
Yesterday is HISTORY, tomorrow is a MYSTERY, that is why we live in the PRESENCE OF GOD, with his PRESENT OF TODAY.
Vain is an adjective and it defined as full of oneself. A person who is vain may be obsessed with his own appearance, or think very highly of his abilities.
“The reason for this command is given: we are not to swear “by the heaven, for it is the THRONE OF GOD; not by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; not by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great KING. Neither shall thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.” All things come of God. We have nothing that we have not received; and more than this, we have nothing that has not been purchased for us by the blood of Christ.
“Burning words of passion should never be spoken, for in the sight of God and holy angels they are a species of swearing.
“This commandment no only prohibits false oaths and common swearing, but it forbids us to use the name of God in a light or care-less manner, without regard to its awful significance. By the thoughtless mention of God in common conversation, by appeals to Him in trivial matters, and by the frequent and thoughtless repetition of His name, we dishonor Him. “Holy and reverend is his name.” All should meditate upon His majesty, His purity and holiness, that the heat may be impressed with a sense of His exalted character; and His holy name should be uttered with reverence and solemnity.
“It is NOT MEN whom we are to exalt and worship; it is God, the only true and living God, to whom our worship and reverence are due. According to the teaching of the Scriptures, it dishonors God to address ministers as “revered.” No mortal has any right to attach this to his own name, or to the name of any other human being. It belongs only to God, to distinguish Him from every other being. . . .”Holy and revered is His name.” We dishonor God when we use this word where it does not belong. . . The father and the Son alone are to be exalted.” SONS and DAUGHTERS OF GOD, by Ellen White for February 21st 2021,
P.S. In Steve Tanner’s vision, something might happen on Sunday, February 21st, 2021. So its heads up to see what might happen on this day in 2021 of a SPIRITUAL NATURE. Steve is the son of a farmer, and he too takes on “the land” like a technician, which he is, with daily contemplating new ideas on how to solve any kind of problem, water, soil, solar energy, irrigation, seed, fertilizer, weed killer, but killer, tilling, even resting the soil in something called summer fallow, that takes into account the needs of the land to be relished by crops that put back nutrients into the ground.
The idea of learning all the ways to “not make it work in farming” takes in more than just flipping the switch on the combine that can plant 32 rows of corn at a time. Preparation, in planning before you even start the motor of a machine, could be an ALL CONSUMING, ALL TIME TAKING job. So, for the farmers wife, THE DAY OF PREPARATION, includes planning ahead on Friday for the celebration of REST. . .on Saturday. . .and perhaps even planning something after Sabbath, when the sun goes down.
Jerusalem Friday morning is buzz of activity, getting ready to REST on Saturday. However, the bus driver took us to look down the same street, at 3 PM. on Friday afternoon. We looked down the street at the shops, that are galy tagged with banners, and flowers, and kites and balloons, and objects that hang in the sky, like an outdoor CLASSROOM of colors, objects and things to stimulate the eyes. And there were NO PEOPLE out on walk or going to the stores, they were closed.
But recognizing God’s wisdom in our brain, to try and figure out WHAT WAS THAT and why was their a clowns doing mimes like they were locked in a glass box? If you children were stimulated like this, they too would need a “time” to digest the flow of creativity.
I liked to walk under the “flowers” above the eating areas of the back street. I liked to walk through the Muslim cemetery on the back lot behind the decorated streets. The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, lit up the sky, the walls, the stone paved streets and lanes that twist and hide what is going to happen around the next curved and dropping steps. The maze of little plaza’s and lines of shops like an ancient row of “cubics” in a high rise, is like a constant flowing of traffic in an open air market, with scents and glows from burning incense, that catches your nose. . .near the supposed “figs” from the Fig Tree mentioned in the Bible that got cursed that tastes more like a peanut covered with tasty flavor coating…and it was….that was no fig in it…but locals and tourist alike still like it. Hand the man five shekels and you get a bags worth of novel ideas and tastes.
Early one morning a photographer was catching the splash of the fountain surround by two story houses, that seemed to be airing their laundry. The exhibition of small clothing seem to denote the size of the young occupants. The Israel flag, was proudly flown on many houses, that also denotes its owner is Jewish and patriotic.
If you could raise your child in this brisk environment of sight, sound, music, taste, smells and flows of young people wearing the prayer shawls with their long strings on their shoulders, you to would want to play with the strings as they do, without thinking, and some are bouncing them around in their hand, like a musical instrument, or game itself. Those long locks of uncut hair depict the choice of the child to be seen and known as particular brand of Jewish teaching.
It was said when I was in High School that Jewish Children were seldom in trouble with the law. . .the Jewish neighborhood I lived in, had kids that needed a baby sitter. And they were very fun kids to tease, to find ways to get them to bed. And those days of babysiting most weekends and during the week, made me really want to have some challenge of my own one day. I couldn’t image a family without those little charging feet under my feet in the kitchen.
Little Roger came after 11 years a marriage. . .the locals had decided we were never going to have children. But one decided to let me know what to do, “You tell Rog, that if you don’t have a baby by the time you’re 30, you WANT A DIVORCE.” Game on! When the doctor said, “Connie would be hard to get pregnant” it didn’t take any time until I was. lol
I am ashamed, no maybe I’m not, to stir up the memories of having little Roger in the kitchen. I pointed to the eggs and said, “Throw those in bowl” it had water in the bowl, it needed eggs and cake mix. I turned to the sink and heard a “plop, plop” I was laughing before I turned around to see two whole eggs, un-cracked but safely landed in the water. I had just assumed the kid would understand, “throwing in the eggs. also included cracking them first.”
The one on one with the child, took the natural time to raise, but then came Walter, four to five years later, and one just assumes the little kid must know as much as the big kid, and pretty soon, something must WAKE UP MOM, to pedal harder in catching up, from what the little one needed to learn. . .before preschool…and the blanket he needed for the “nap.”
I am convinced the children train the MOM, or the MOM had better catch on to the game of “Whose the boss?” Now my Mom, had Janet and I at 15 months apart, so she just dressed us like twins, and we were treated like twins, until we began to realize we were different. And different ways were employed to keep the family unity, by doing dishes together. . .and this ritual, of not needing to dry the dishes, or help in the kitchen, where the goofy and funny things go ….takes away the FUN OF LIVING, tasting, eating with our buddies, which makes life so much MORE FUN!
My friend took her son to church. . .”:and Jesus gave them something to eat” so from his high chair, Jeremy at an early age caught his mother’s attention by saying, “Jesus gave them something to EAT.” He said what? He said the Memory verse?
But when daddy stuck that toy suction thing on his head to make us laugh, the round red raised patch, was also funny when he pulled it off. Janet was just enough smaller than me, when she went through that stage of bugging me, until I bugged her back. But at the old yellow kitchen table, she could hide her hands and mess with my leg. No one but me knew she was distracting me, and her pretty little face bore no semblance of what he little hand was doing to me. But when I bopped her back, it was me who got in trouble and sent to the sweetin up room.
Janet’s little pranks, egged on my Mother’s little pranks, and planning’s, made some good parties and cake and ice cream, but on a daily basis one should beware when you see Janet curling up her kitchen towel, ready to strike an unsuspecting rear end snap.
When you are sane and playing jokes, its really a PAIN, when you are labeled BIPOLAR, and can’t get into the game plan, by being spontaneous, with water hose, or clay we played with. You can do a lot with flashlight on the garage wall, while camping out the back yard during the summer. Mom stimulated our senses with her rose garden, and bleeding heart flowers, but these two parents of mine, outdid the whole neighborhood, with the sunken barbeque, round cement table, with a round turning table to send the food around without passing it. The doll house out of Uncle Jack’s chicken coop, was another of daddy’s masterpieces….I just thought every husband would be enthusiastic about playground equipment but when it came time to teach Walter how to fetch the ball, and throw the ball, and bat the ball, it was the MOMS job. I got pretty good at pitching to where his bat was headed. And shagging balls was good exercise in the park near Stanislaus River.
I would like to babble on about the good old day’s with lazy days letting the boys and Joe the dog, crawl around the old tree stump that threw up its roots into the air and from the Captains view of the upstream vantage point, they, they learned how to navigate the river like a steamship captain should.
2:18 A.M. and the Jasmine tea at the Chinese Restaurant must be keeping me awake. . .got to use my brain and will power to resist the tea…that tastes so go but keeps me awake. dah! (that is Romanian for “yes.”)
VAIN? The humility in raising children are the hidden ingredients we call “inside jokes” you kinda HAVE TO BE THERE to enjoy the sand in the motorhome, after a day at the beach with kids kiting and Joe bounding to and fro on the seats. LIFE IS MESSY. . .as it should be…can’t wait to be without kitchen carpets in HEAVEN!
“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: Exo 20:5 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; Exo 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
“Our Creator demands our supreme devotion, our first allegiance. Anything which tends to abate our LOVE FOR GOD, or to INTERFERE WITH THE SERVICE DUE HIM, becomes thereby an IDOL. With some their lands, their houses, their merchandise, are the idols. Business enterprises are prosecuted with ZEAL AND ENERGY, while the service of God is made a SECONDARY CONSIDERATION. Family worship is neglected, secret prayer forgotten. Many claim to deal justly with their fellow-men, and seem to feel that in doing so they discharge their whole duty. But it is not enough to keep the last six commandments of the Decalogue. We are to love the Lord our God with all the heart. Nothing short of obedience to every precept. . .can satisfy the claims of the divine law.
“There a many whose hearts have been so hardened by prosperity that they forget God, and forget the wants of their fellow-men. Professed Christians adorn themselves with jewelry, laces, costly apparel, while the Lord’s poor suffer for the necessities of life. Men and women who claim redemption through a Saviour’s blood will squander the means intrusted to them for the saving of other souls, and then grudging dole out their offerings for religion, giving liberally only when it will bring honor to themselves. These are idolaters.
“Anything that diverts the mind from God assumes the form of an idol, and that is why there is so little power in the church today.
“The second commandment forbids the worship of the true God by images or similitudes. . . .The mind, turned away from the infinite perfection of Jehovah, would be attracted to the creature rather than to the Creator.
God is a searcher of the heart. He distinguishes between true heart-service and idolatry.
Isa 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. Isa 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: Isa 29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned. Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Isa 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. Isa 29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? Isa 29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding? Isa 29:17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest? Isa 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. Isa 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. Isa 29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: Isa 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought. Isa 29:22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale. Isa 29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel. Isa 29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
In times like these the priests judged and condemned an innocent man, while he said, “I find no fault in him.” These men who helped crucify Jesus Christ, will come alive again, to see JESUS COMING IN THE CLOUDS, but they will not able to “go up” to be with Him in His glorious NEW JERUSALEM.
Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified Joh 19:1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. Joh 19:2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, Joh 19:3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. Joh 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Joh 19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man! Joh 19:6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. Joh 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. Joh 19:8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid; Joh 19:9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. Joh 19:10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Joh 19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. Joh 19:12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. Joh 19:13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. Joh 19:14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! Joh 19:15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
The Crucifixion Joh 19:16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. Joh 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Joh 19:18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. Joh 19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. Joh 19:20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Joh 19:21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. Joh 19:22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written. Joh 19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. Joh 19:24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. Joh 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. [3 Marys] Joh 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Joh 19:27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. The Death of Jesus Joh 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Joh 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. Joh 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. [JESUS WAS THE COMPLETE GODHEAD THREE IN ONE] Jesus’ Side Is Pierced Joh 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Joh 19:32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. Joh 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: Joh 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. Joh 19:35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. Joh 19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. Joh 19:37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
Jesus Is Buried Joh 19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. Joh 19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. Joh 19:40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Joh 19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. Joh 19:42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand. [We have the name of the day before THE SABBATH, and Friday was the day, they prepared JESUS to lay in the Holy REST from sundown on Friday, to sundown on Saturday, the Sabbath.
At sundown on Sabbath the first day of the week began. . .which memorialized the FIRST DAY OF CREATION BEGAN IN DARKNESS, for the devil was there stamping his feet, while the HOLY SPIRIT HOVERED OVER THE WATER. and the GOD they CRUCIFIED, was THE GOD OF HEAVEN. . .who could not die, HE IS THE ETERNAL GOD, whose blood with 24 chromosomes held the key to LIFE, everlasting LIFE. . .why are many trying to kill HIS PROPHETS TODAY? What good will another DEAD PROPHET DO? NOTHING! NOTHING! NOTHING! to change the minds of those who mock HIM?
The day before Sabbath was called THE PREPARATION DAY……
1Kings_18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
The Mountain of Megiddo, the summer home of Ahab and Jezebel towers above the valley of Jezreel, the “Valley of decision.” It is a HERITAGE SITE, that has a museum with real diorama that shows the city nestled in the bottom of the fort. There the circle of rocks denotes the place where there was open prostitution for all to see.
Dr. Horn stood above the city, while others descended to the source of water. Walter had not been obeying, so he stood with me and Dr. Horn, one the Egyptologist of Cairo Museum. He pointed to the rock carved into a “manager” where the grain could be fed to the horses, that pulled the chariots, to protect the most northern part of Israel.
Over looking the valley of decision to the East, is the hill where Jesus lived in Nazareth [imagine Jesus living on the opposite hill from where Elijah fought the false prophets…from where he stood looking across the valley of decision, he knew that one day, he would be called JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. Elijah the prophet would not die, but his fear of Jezebel, gave him courage to run all the way back to MOUNT SINAI.] the city of Cana is nearby. Historians figure the last battle, the battle of Armageddon will be all about “WORSHIP” The Elijah message is about the “THE PROPHETS” who defended their authority to “bring fire down from heaven”. GOD would CERTAINLY bring FIRE DOWN FROM HEAVEN, to consume THEIR OFFERING, THEIR SACRIFICE.
But the “sacrifice” was animal. Elijah’s animal was covered with water, and GOD brought down FIRE, to show WHICH SACRIFICE HE APPROVED OF, and WHICH PROPHET WAS THE TRUE PROPHET.
Today, the prophecy marches on to repeat the question, WHO IS GOD? How do we worship THEM, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit? Who is good? No one is good enough to be saved, except by the blood of the TRUE LAMB, JESUS CHRIST.
It is HUMBLING TO ADMIT, we have no righteousness of our own, we NEED THE ROBE OF HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and to ask GOD to give us HIS HOLY SPIRIT every day to do what He wants us to do.
Who will you WORSHIP? GOD 777 or man 666?
Mankind who find JESUS CHRIST to be the STAR OF THE EAST, is coming again and soon, but not before GOD proves HE IS THE GOD, who opened the RED SEA, and saved the Children, from being in BONDAGE to Pharaoh, or any other leader.
TODAY: is the best day to REST, for IT IS THE SABBATH OF THE LORD OUR KING, OUR GOD, who DIED TO BRING AN END TO SIN, and its consequences.
So let the songs and praises BEGING, each morning, with thankfulness for WHO HE IS, and what we have, is ENOUGH.