“He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his (and her) God and he shall be my son (daughter). Revelation 21:7
“In order to inherit all things, we must resist and overcome sin.
“We may have Joy in the Lord if we will keep His commandments. If we indeed have our citizenship above, and a title to an immortal inheritance, an eternal substance, we have that faith which works by love and purifies the soul. . . . We are members of the heavenly family, children of the heavenly King, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ. At His coming, we shall have the crown of life that fadeth not away.
“The Monarch of heaven would have you possess and enjoy all that can ennoble, expand, and exalt your being and fit you to dwell with Him forever, your existence measuring with the life of God. What a prospect is The Life which is to come! What charms it possesses! How broad and deep and measureless is the love of God manifested to man!
“The privileges granted to the children of God are without limit, to be connected with Jesus Christ, who, throughout the universe of heaven and worlds that have not fallen, is adored by every heart, and His praises sung by every tongue; to be children of God, to bear His name, to become a member of the royal family; to be ranged under the banner of Prince Immanuel, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
“The Son of God was the heir of all things, and the dominion and glory of the kingdoms of this world were promised to Him. . . . Even as Christ was in the world, so are His followers. They are the sons of and daughters of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; and the kingdom and dominion belong to them.”
Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for December 31st, 2021.
P.S. You are invited and welcomed into the Family of Royalty. . . . into The Heavenly Kingdom of Our Christ and of Our Lord and He Shall Reign forever and ever. Hallelujah, Amen and Amen
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” Revelation 3:21
“In these words, individual work is laid out for each one of us. We are to make determined efforts to overcome as Christ overcame. From this warfare, no one is excused. If for us the Gates of the Holy City swing ajar, if we behold the King in His beauty we must now overcome as Christ overcame. . . . He laid aside His robes of royalty. . . His riches, and for our sake became poor, that we might come into possession of an immortal inheritance. In our behalf, He met and conquered the prince of darkness.
“The lesson of self-control should begin with the infant in its mother’s arms. The child should be taught that its will must be brought into subjection. . . . Who are these children committed to our care?—That they are the younger members of the Lord’s family. He says, Take these children and train them . . . so that they will be polished after the similitude of a palace, prepared to shine in the courts of My house. What an important work! . . . Remember that in your work the Creator of the universe will give you help. In His strength, and through His name, you can lead your children to be overcomers. Teach them to look to God for strength. Tell them that He hears their prayers. Teach them to overcome evil with good. Teach them to exert an influence that is elevating and ennobling. Lead them to unite with God, and then they will have the strength to resist the strongest temptation. They will then receive the reward of the overcomer.
“You lose much by not studying with greater earnestness and care the life of Christ. There you . . . may see the victories which you have to gain . . . that you may win the precious white robe of a spotless character, and stand at last without fault before the throne of God.”
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for December 30, 2021.
Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
“The only hope of any man or woman lies through Jesus Christ . . . The pure and holy garments are not prepared to be put on by anyone after he has entered the gate of the city. All who enter will have on the robe of Christ’s righteousness, and the name of God will be seen in their foreheads. THIS NAME is the symbol which the apostle saw in vision, and signifies the yielding of the MIND to INTELLIGENT and LOYAL obedience to all of God’s commandments.” (just ten laws)
“The conflict that we are passing through is the last we shall have in this world. We are now in the midst of it. Two parties are striving for supremacy. In this conflict, we cannot be neutral. We must stand either on one side or on the other. If we take our position on the side of Christ, if we acknowledge Him before the world in word and work, we are bearing a living testimony as to whom we have chosen to serve and honor. In this important period of eath’s history, we cannot afford to leave an one in uncertainty as to whose side we are on.
“In order to gain the victory over every besetment of the enemy, we must lay hold of a power that is out of and beyond ourselves. We must maintain a constant, living connection with Christ, who has the power to give victory to every soul that will maintain an attitude of faith and humility. . . . As those who hope to receive the overcomer’s reward, we must press forward in the Christian warfare, though at every advance we meet opposition. . . . As overcomers, we are to reign with Christ in the heavenly courts, and we are to overcome through the blood of the Lamb and word of our testimony. “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God.”
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for December 29, 2021
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 expression, “He that overcometh,” indicates that there is something for every one of us to overcome. The overcomer is to be clothed in the white raiment of Christ’s righteousness, and of him it is written: “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.” O, what a privilege it is to be an overcomer, and to have our names presented before The Father by the Savior Himself! [Dad, let me introduce you to my best friend _(your name here)________]
“What a precious assurance is contained in THIS PROMISE! (in Revelation 3:5) What greater inducement could be presented to us to become the sons and daughters of God? Who will put on the whole armor? Who will enlist under the blood-stained banner of Prince Emmanuel? . . . Divine enlightenment may come to every struggling, tempted child of God in order that he need not fall in the strife with the powers of darkness, but be a conqueror in every battle.
“The spotless ROBE OF CHRIST’S RIGHTEOUSNESS is placed upon the tried, tempted, yet faithful children of God. . . . Their names are retained in the Lamb’s book of life, enrolled among the faithful of all ages. They have resisted the wiles of the deceiver; they have not been turned from their loyalty by the dragon’s roar. Now they are eternally secure from the tempter’s devices. . . . The remnant are not only pardoned and accepted, but honored. “A fair miter” is set upon their heads. They are to be as kings and priests unto God. While Satan was urging his accusations and seeking to destroy this company, holy angels, unseen were passing to and fro, placing upon them the seal of the living God. These are they that stand upon Mount Zion with the Lamb, having the Father’s name written in their foreheads.”
Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for December 28, 2021
This relates to the curse of taking “the mark of the beast.”. . . the chip. . .holy angels are placing the seal of the living God on the friends of Jesus Christ. . . He is placing you under His protection, love, and holy angels. Trusting GOD the Father, GOD the Son, and GOD the Holy Spirit means you have learned by experience it is best to TRUST IN GOD and the LOVE HE HAS FOR ALL MANKIND. Let God be my judge!
Jesus the King of the JEWS, is the one who died for you.
Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Sermons like the offering of Cain: Many ministers have merely sermonized, presenting subjects in an argumentative way, and scarcely mentioning the saving POWER of the REDEEMER. Their testimony was destitute of the saving BLOOD OF CHRIST. Their offering resembled the offering of Cain. He brought to the Lord the fruit of the ground, which in itself was acceptable in God’s sight. Very good indeed was the fruit, but the virtue of THE OFFERING the blood of the Lamb, representing the blood of Christ—was lacking. So it is with Christless sermons. By them men are not pricked to the heart; they are not led to inquire, What must I do to be saved?
What more could Jesus do to say, I love you?
Evangelism p.187-188 by Ellen White for December 27, 2021.
“Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments, and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” Revelation 3:4
“When, as overcomers, we shall be “clothed in white raiment,” the Lord will acknowledge our faithfulness as verily as in the days of the early Christian church He acknowledged the “few names even in Sardis,” who had “not defiled their garments;” and we shall walk with Him in white, for through His atoning sacrifice we shall be accounted worthy. . .
“In view of these encouraging promises, how earnestly should we strive to perfect a character that will enable us to stand before the Son of God! Only those who are clothed in the garments of His righteousness will be able to endure the glory of His presence when He shall appear with “power and great glory.”
“It means much to be an overcomer. The besetments of the enemy and all his evil agencies must be firmly resisted. Every moment we must be on guard. Not for one instant are we to lose sight of Christ, and of His power to save in the hour of trial. Our hand must be placed in His, that we may be upheld by the power of His might.
“If you are to sit at Christ’s table, and feast on the provisions He has furnished at the marriage supper of the Lamb, you must have a special garment, called the wedding garment, which is the white robe of Christ’s righteousness. Everyone who has on this robe is entitled to enter the city of God, and if Jesus had not been very desirous you should have a place in the mansions He has gone to prepare for those who love him, He would not, at so great an expense to himself, have made all these arrangements that you might be happy and sit at His table and enjoy the home He has gone to prepare for His redeemed family.”
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for December 27
Jesus desires for us all to be sitting at His table in Heaven and to enjoy the homes He has prepared for us.
“The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” While life is the inheritance of the righteous, death is the portion of the wicked. Moses declare to Israel, “I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil.” The death referred to in these scriptures is not that pronounced upon Adam, for all mankind suffer the penalty of his transgression. It is the “second death” that is placed in contrast with everlasting life.
“In consequence of Adam’s sin, death passed upon the whole human race. All alike go down into the grave. And through the provisions of the plan of salvation, all are to be brought forth from their graves. “There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.” “for as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall be made alive.” But a distinction is made between the two classes that are brought forth. “All that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” They who have been “accounted worthy” of the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” They who have been “accounted worthy” of the resurrection of life, are “blessed and holy.” “On such the second death hath no power.” But those who have not, through repentance and faith, secured pardon, must receive the penalty of transgression.
“Said the angel, “Satan is the root, his children are the branches. They are now consumed root and branch. They have died an everlasting death. They are never to have a resurrection, and God will have a clean universe.” . . . And all the redeemed host, old and young, great and small, cast their glittering crowns at the feet of their Redeemer, and prostrated themselves in adoration before Him, and worshiped Him that liveth forever and ever. The beautiful new earth, with all its glory, was the eternal inheritance of the saints.”
Don’t take the “chip” that represents bowing down to worship the beast. Stand up and look up, to see our Lord returning from Heaven, in a dark cloud, that looks like its on fire, about the size of a human hand. As it comes nearer, the heavenly chorus can be heard singing
Great and Marvelous is Our God
Lord God Almighty, Thou King of Saints!
Who shall not fear Thee O Lord?
Who shall not fear Thee O Lord?
Who shall not fear Thee O Lord?
For Thy Righteousness Has Been, Has Been, Has Been Made Known!
“We are saved by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ is our Redeemer” repeat this sentence, when you “fear” the unknown, and God’s angels will frighten away the evil ones!
REST IN HIS LOVE!
We are living in the last days of earth, the choice to be forgiven continues until you see the second coming of Jesus Christ in the clouds . . . and some will run to the mountains, not wanting to be saved, but to hide and be in fear of His return. . . some will think it is an asteroid coming to destroy the earth, but God has power to save to the utmost, all who call upon His Name.
The generosity of Christ for His Lost Sheep searches to hear their voice, their cry in the wilderness! For some the time of judgement has come and gone. . . those who claimed to be “religious” while being wicked in their heart. . . . like the Pharisee’s of old . . . still wish to crucify those who claim salvation through the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ Our Lord, the King of the Jews, the baby born to Mary in Bethlehem, raised in Egypt, worked as carpenter in Nazareth, and died to save us from our sins. . . Jesus Christ the Jewish lad.
Do not be anxious to judge those who keep the Sabbath of THE GOD WHO CREATED the Earth in six days and rested the 7th.
All have FREEDOM to CHOOSE and be CHOSEN by Jesus Christ to be His Disciples.
“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and languages, stood before the THRONE OF GOD and Before the Lamb of GOD, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. Revelation 7:9
“Among earth’s inhabitants, scattered in every land, there are those who have not bowed the knee to Baal. Like the stars of heaven, which appear only at night, these faithful ones will shine forth when darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the people. In heathen Africa, in the Catholic lands of Europe and of South America, in China, in India, in the islands of the sea, and in all the dark corners of the earth, God has in reserve a firmament of chosen ones that will yet shine forth amidst the darkness, revealing clearly to an apostate world the transforming power of obedience to his law. Even now they are appearing in every nation, among every tongue and people; and in the hour of deepest apostasy, when Satan’s supreme effort is made to cause “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,” to receive, under penalty of death, the sign of allegiance to a false rest-day, these faithful ones, “blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke,” will “shine as lights in the world.”
“Let us remember that there is a grand meeting to take place ere long. Everlasting life is before us, and the city of God. Angels of God will be there , and Christ will be there.
“The gates of city will swing back on their glittering hinges, and the nations that have kept the truth will enter in. A crown will be placed on every head. The words will be spoken, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Whom is it prepared for?–For the obedient; those who keep His commandments and do His will. . . . As holy angels touch their harps, He want you to follow, singing the song of triumph in the city of God.”
Sons and Daughters of God, for December 22, by Ellen White.
Some would like to think there is just chaos and confusion in the Universe. . .instead of a land inhabited by people who need no protection. . .they is nothing to hurt you in all His Kingdoms. It’s hard to image a land with “no fear” and with no worries. . . it may take time to getting used to being FREE and having FREEDOM with those who love THEIR CREATOR. . .who gives us freedom to choose HIS WAY. . .HIS forgiveness His love, His patient, and HE OWNS THE FARM. . .and gives you FREEDOM to live within the boundaries of LOVE to HIM and all HIS CHILDREN, the sons and daughters of God.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
“When the Lord makes up His jewels, the true, the frank, the honest will be looked upon with pleasure. Angels are employed in making crowns for such ones, and upon these star-gemmed crowns will be reflected, with splendor, the light which radiates from the throne of God.
“Talk of heavenly things. Talk of Jesus, His loveliness and glory, and of His undying love for you, and let your heart flow out in love and gratitude to Him, who died to save you. Get ready to meet your Lord in peace. Those who are ready will soon receive an unfading crown of life, and will dwell forever in the kingdom of God, with Christ, with angels, and with those who have been redeemed by the precious blood of Christ.
“It is the waiting ones who are to be crowned with glory, honor, and immortality. You need not talk . . . of the honors of the world, or the praise of its great ones. They are all vanity. Let but the finger of God touch them, and they would soon go back to dust again. I want honor that is lasting, honor that is immortal, honor that will never perish; a crown that is richer than any crown that ever decked the brow of a monarcy.
“In that day the redeemed will shine forth in the glory of the Father and His Son. The angels of heaven, touching their golden harps, will welcome the King, and those who are the trophies of His victory, –those who have been washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb. A song of triumph will peal forth, filling all heaven. Christ has conquered. He enters the heavenly courts accompaied by His redeemed ones, the witnesses that His mission of suffering and selfsacrifice has not been in vain.”
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for the shortest day, December 21m 2021.
Heaven is a place where flowers never die. A wreath of flowers were woven into a corwn, which were given to the winners in the Ancient Olympic Games. . . Is it possible we could wear flowers that never die in our hair? What fun heaven will be!
“As the crowing act of the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate CHrist. The church has long professed to look to the Saviour’s advent as the consummation of her hopes. Now the great deceiver will make it appear that Christ has come. In different parts of the earth, Satan will manifest himself among men as a majestic being off dazzling brightenss, resembling the description of the Son of God given by Jesus in the Revelation 1:13-15. The GLORY that surrounds Satan is unsurpassed by anything that mortal eyes have yet beheld. The shout of triumph rings out upon the air: “Christ has come! Christ has come!”The people prostate themselves in adoration before him, while he lifts up his hands and pronounces a blessing upon them, as Christ blessed His disciples when He was upon the earth. His voice is soft and subdued, yet full of melody. In gentle, compassionate tones he presents some of the same gracious, heavenly truths which the Saviour uttered; he heals the diseases of the people, and then in his assumed character of Christ, he claims to have changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and commands all to hallow the day which he has blessed. He declares that those who persist in keeping holy the seventh day are blaspheming his name by refusing to listen to his angels sent to them with light and truth. This is the strong , almost overmastering delusion. Like the Samaritans who were deceived by Simon Magus, the multitutdes, from the least to the greatest, give heed to these soceries, saying: This is “the great power of God.” Acts 8:10
Simon the Magician Believes Act 8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which before time in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria,giving out that himself was some great one: Act 8:10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. Act 8:11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. Act 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Act 8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
“But the people of God will not be misled. The teachings of the false christ are not in accordance with Scriptures. His blessings is pronounced upon the worshipers of the beast and his image, the very class upon whom the Bible declares that God’s unmingled wrath shall be poured out.
“And, furthermore, Satan is not permitted to counterfeit the manner of Christ’s advent. The Saviour has warned His people against deception upon this point, and has clearly foretold the manner of His second coming. “There shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; inso much that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. . . . Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:24-27,31; 25:31; Revelation 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17. This coming there is no poissibility of counterfeiting. It will be universally known—witnessed by the whole world.”
Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Act 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.Act 1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Act 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
God’s judgments will be visted upon those who are seeking to oppress and destroy His people. His long forbearance with the wicked emboldens men in transgression, but their punnishment is nonetheless certain and terrible because it is long delayed. Isa 28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. To our merciful God the act of punishment is a strange act. “As I live saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked.” Ezekiel 33:11. The Lord is merciful and graicous, longsuffereing and abundant in goodness and truth, . . . forgivng iniquity and transgression and sin.” Yet He will “by no means clear the guilty.” “The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.” Exodus 34:6,7. Nahumn 1:3. By terrible things in righteousness He will vindicate the authority of his downtrodden Law.
“The severity of the retribution awaiting the transgressor may be judged by the Lord’s reluctance to excecute justice. The nation with which He bears long, and which He will not smite until it has filled up the measure of its iniquity in God’s account, will finally drink the cup fo wrath unmixed with mercy.”
“When Christ ceases his intercession in the heavenly sanctuary, the unmingled wrath threatened against those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark (Revelation 14:9,10), will be poured out. The plagues upon Egypt when God was about to deliver Israel were similar in character to those more terrible and extensive judgments which are to fall upon the world just before the final deliverance of God’s people. Says the revelator, in descibing those terrific sourges: “There fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image.” The sea “became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.” And “the rivers and fountains of waters . . . became blood.” Terrible as these inflections are, God’s justice stands fully vindicated. The angel of God declares:“Thou art righteous, O Lord, . . . because Thou hast judged thus For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.” Revelation 16:2-6. By condemning the people of God to death, they have as truely incurred the guilt of their blood as if it had been shed by their hands. In like manner Christ declared the Jews of His time guilty of all the blood of holy men which had been shed since the day of Abel; for they possessed the same spirit and were seeking to do the same work with these muderers of the prophets.” p.625-629 Great Controversy, by Ellen White.
The judgment of God’s Government with His Ten Laws is evidence Lucifer wanted them changed in Heaven . . .and Lucifer desires us to worship him. . . . our planet was created for the purpose of GOD to expose the heart of Lucifer and his angels. . . and to show the inhabited worlds, what would happen if the created angels, would try to sit on God’s Throne and rule the Universe.
The tragic end of our planet, permits Lucifer to roam the world he has destroyed. . .for a thousand years. . .while we are taken to heaven. . (raptured) when the real Jesus comes in the CLOUDS, to sound the trumpet and waken the sleeping saints, like Lazarus being raised from the dead. . .Jesus will again call the sleeping saints to arise.