Really don’t need to show a picture of the chaos, confusion, that describes the condition of Babylon, in its day. We have never before seen or heard of this kind of wickedness, but it has come to be in this generation.
The Time of Trouble
by Ellen G. White, author, mother, speaker for GOD
“I saw the saints leaving the cities and villages, and associating in companies, and living in the most solitary places. Angels provided them food and water, while the wicked were suffering from hunger and thirst. Then I saw the leading men of the earth consulting together, and Satan and his angels busy around them. I saw a writing, copies of which were scattered in different parts of the land, giving orders that unless the saints should yield their peculiar faith, give up the Sabbath, and observe the first day of the week; the people were at liberty after a certain time to put them to death. But in this hour of trial the saints were calm and composed, trusting in God and leaning upon His promise that a way of escape would be made for them. Satan wished to have the privilege of destroying the saints of the Most High; but Jesus bade His angels watch over them. God would be honored by making a covenant with those who had kept His law, in the sight of the heathen round about them. God would be honored by making a covenant with those who had kept His law, in the sight of the heathen round about them; and Jesus would be honored by translating, without their seeing death, the faithful, waiting ones who had so long expected Him.
“Soon I saw the saints suffering great mental anguish. They seemed to be surrounded by the wicked inhabitants of the earth. Every appearance was against them. Some began to fear that God had at last left them to perish by the hand of the wicked. But if their eyes could have been opened, they would have seen themselves surrounded by angels of God. Next came the multitude of the angry wicked and next a mass of evil angels, hurrying on the wicked to slay the saints. But before they could approach God’s people, the wicked must first pass this company of mighty, holy angels. This was impossible. [There was one preacher who looked forward to this day, when the wicked must first pass THIS COMPANY OF MIGHTY HOLY ANGELS. His name was H.M.S Richards. He liked to think these initials of his name meant: HIS MAGESTIES SERVICE. And what a joy H.M.S. Richards would have to stand BRAVE, stand TALL, stand UP for God, like the three Hebrew friends of Daniel in Babylon,] [Inserts are for me to add my feelings about a truly delightful, energetic leader who ended every sermon with the question, “What will you do with Jesus?” He held my oldest son as a baby, and asked God for His special blessing. Now that this time has passed, that picture of Jesus blessing the children means much more to me. And today I want the Mother and Fathers, to bring “this blessing” upon their children, by dedicating them to be a witness of God’s love, peace and tie that binds our hearts together.] The angels of God were causing them to recede,”
“It was an hour of fearful, terrible agony to the saints. [kinda like Daniel in the Lion’s Den] Day and night they cried unto God for deliverance. To outward appearance, there was no possibility of their escape. The wicked had already begun to triumph, crying out, “Why doesn’t your God deliver you out of our hands? Why don’t you go up and save your lives?”
[These particular words, are a reminder of how Elijah was “taken up” to heaven. Using this mockery of God, “Why don’t YOU go UP and SAVE YOUR LIVES” points to the future, when Revelation 11:12 “And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, “Come up hither.” And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.]
“But the saints heeded them not. Like Jacob, they were wrestling with God. The angels longed to deliver them, but they must wait a little longer; the people of God must DRINK OF THE CUP [of suffering with the angel of God-like Jesus did, asking His Father, if “this cup, this suffering would not be for him to have, but the suffering made Jesus prepared for the worst that would come] and be “baptized” with the “baptism.” The angels, faithful to their trust, continued their watch. God would not suffer His name to be reproached among the heathen. The time had nearly come when He was to manifest HIS MIGHTY POWER and GLORIOUS deliver of His saints. For His name’s glory He would deliver every one of those who had patiently waited for Him and whose names were written in the book.
[This question begs an answer, “Is my name written in the book?” Rev_3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
The names of all of those who have once given themselves to God are written in the book of life, and their characters are now passing in review before Him.
I personally felt the need to “confess the sins of my past,” and I wished to be at peace with God and man. When you feel the “calm” in your heart, like the peace in the “eye of the storm” you know you do not “fear” His judgment, and no one is worthy, without embracing His righteousness. Kinda humbling, to be His friend, and nice to know He is our God. Man may look upon the outward appearance but GOD looks upon “the heart.” We can only “do so much” and we have to “Let Go and let GOD” be author and finishers of our faith.
“I was pointed back to the faithful Noah. When the rain descended and the flood came, Noah and his family had entered the ark, and God had shut them in. Noah had faithfully warned the inhabitants of the antediluvian world, while they had mocked and derided him. And as the waters descended upon the earth, and one after another was drowning, they beheld the ark, of which they had made so much sport, riding safely upon the waters, preserving the faithful Noah and His family. So I saw that the people of God, who had faithfully warned the world of His coming wrath, would be delivered. [In the last days, God has made a plan, for those like Noah, Daniel, and Jacob who were given the job of faithfully warning the world of His coming wrath. What a blessing from God, through the prophetess Ellen White.] God would not suffer the wicked to destroy those who were expecting translation and who would not bow to the decree of the beast or receive his mark. I saw that if the wicked were permitted to slay the saints, Satan and all his evil host, and all who hate God, would be gratified. And oh, what a triumph it would be for his satanic majesty to have power, in the last closing struggle, over those who have so long waited to behold Him whom they loved! Those who have mocked at the idea of saints’ going up will witness the CARE OF GOD FOR HIS PEOPLE and BEHOLD THEIR GLORIOUS DELIVERANCE.”
“As the saints left the cities and villages, they were pursued by the wicked, who sought to slay them. BUT THE SWORDS that were RAISED TO KILL GOD’S people BROKE AND FELL as POWERLESS as a straw. ANGELS of GOD shielded the saints. As they cried day and night for DELIVERANCE, their CRY CAME UP BEFORE THE LORD.” p. 283-285 EARLY WRITINGS by Ellen White first copyright 1892.
P.S. Her writings can be found on the internet at The Ellen G. White Estate. These words can be read online, along with other books totaling 44, directed to many phases of Education, Ministry, Healing, and how the work was conducted by inviting the Holy Spirit to guide a little band of people who came out of GREAT DISSAPOINTMENT, when these prophecies were first studied. By 1844 Ellen White was show how to face the GREAT DAY before JESUS COMES.
But the “light” coming from the parables of Jesus, who embedded his stories and prophesies to include the “light” of HIS WISDOM, POWER, and FOREKNOWLEGED of HOW ISLAM would bring “NEW LIGHT” to the WORD… When FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF RELIGION was purchased by THE PROPHET JESUS CHRIST A JEW, OUR MESSIAH too.
As I read this: THIS GENERATION believes “I AM INTITLED” and the ones who feel “they are unworthy” to receive the inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, is reserved in heaven for them, makes us feel ONLY JESUS IS WORTHY, for HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, will be MADE KNOWN, so NO ONE, can say, “JESUS was NOT RAISE FROM THE GRAVE and GO BACK TO HEAVEN.”
HOW DO I KNOW? THE BIBLE TELLS US IN THE BOOK AUTHORED BY JESUS HIMSELF, the angel who wrote the law, the angel who fought Lucifer in heaven and on earth, the angel who led the Children of God out of slavery, out of Egypt is still alive today and the LAST MIRCLE, of raising two witnesses to HEAVEN, in Revelation 11, will END THE MYSTERY OF SALVATION, by a gracious God, who reads our minds and motives, and He is not a ROBOT. GOD BLESS THIS READING of HIS WORD and PROMISES to a nation, forgetting who GAVE THEM THIS PROMISED LAND. Sept. 23, 2020 It is as if, the countdown to HIS COMING is getting closer and closer each day.
TODAY, are YOU SAVED by the BLOOD OF THE LAMB, JESUS CHRIST, THE JEW and OUR MESSIAH TOO? To be saved, you just have to understand, GOD IS ON YOUR MIND, because HE LIKES TO SAVE TO THE UTMOST. AMEN, that is to say, SO BE IT!
God is out to save to the utmost.