We Follow Christ in the Communion Service

Remembering JESUS….the bread of LIFE, the grape jucie reminding us of His Great Sacrifice!

“After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped sayign, “This cup, is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.” I Corinthians 11:25″Christ was standing at the point of transition between two economies and their two great festivals. . . . As He ate the Passover with His disciples, He instituted in its place the service that was to be the memorial of His great sacrifice. The national festival of the Jews was to pass away forever. The service which Christ established was to be observed by his followers in all lands and through all ages. . . . Till He shall come the second time in power and glory, this ordianace is to be celebrated.

“It is at these, His own appointments, that Christ meets His people, and energizes them by His presence. . . . All who come with their faith fixed upon Him will be greatly blessed. All who neglect these seasons of divine privilege will suffer loss. Of them it may appropriately be said, “Ye are not clean.” . . .

“But the Communion srvice was not to be a season of sorrowing. This was not its purpose. . . . They are not to recall the differences between them and their brethren. The preparatory service has embraced all this. . . . Now they come to meet with Christ. They are not to stand in the shadow of the cross, but in its saving light. They are to open the soul to the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness. With hearts cleansed by Christ’s most precious blood, in full conscieousness of His presence, although unseen, they are to hear His words, “Peace I leave with you.”. . .

“The Communion service points to Christ’s second coming. It was designed to keep this hope vivid in the minds of the disciples. . . . In their tribulation they found comfort in the hope of their Lord’s return. Unspeakably precious to them was the thought, “As often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for May 31st, 2022.

The Christian Church, gives the men a chance to give their testimony. . . as we are pointed back to the reason we come to church, because its all about HIM and the great sacrifice to show the Lord’s death and resurrection, and He is coming again.

I would like to encourge us to INVITE JESUS with a TESTIMONY, of why we have faith in the SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS? Church IS the REASON we come to learn about HIM, because of what HE DID FOR US.

Theology. . .book learning. . .can become all absorbing. . .if we don’t realize the reason we come to celebrate His great gift of love to all mankind. . . . and our mission to build up faith in Jesus…by getting back into HIS WORD.

I knew the Professor of Theology at Andrews. She gave the lectures at Campmeeting. . .but she told the story of sitting next to a man in an airplane . . . “she would not try to explain her position as a professor of theology. . .to him. . .an ignoramus….kind of thing.” Instead she had a chance to witness, about what Jesus had done in her life. She missed a chance to open his eyes to see the good in GOD.

I really need more of a connection to what JESUS means to each of us?

Our future…we know. . .is enough to make us feel faint, and worried! It is a conspiracy. . .to make us feel weak! . . .when we know. . ..we will not be able to buy or sell…we must become poor…frightening…and will we cave in to take the “mark of the beast”?

I want to hear more about JESUS, and HIS LOVE, and HIS PATIENCE…who is He waiting for?

Please tell you know Him!

We Follow Christ in the Ordinance of Humility

“If I then, you Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” John 13:14, 15

“When the disciples entered the supper-room, their hearts were full of resentful feelings. Judas pressed next to Christ on the left side; John was on the right. If there was the highest place, Judas was determined to have it, and that place was thought to be next to Christ. . . .

“Another cause of dissension had arisen. At the feast it was customary for a servant to wash the feet of the guest. . . . The pitcher, the basin, and the towel were there, in readiness for the feet washing; but no servants were present, and it was the disciples’ part to perform it. . . . Jesus waited for a time to see what they would do. Then He, the divine Teacher, rose from the table. Laying aside the outer garment that would have impeded His movements, He took a towel, and girded Himself. . . . “After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet.” . . . So Christ expressed his love for His disciples.

“The celebration of these ordinances is the fulfilling of the command, “If I, then, you Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. . . .” What a place is this for hushing controversies, for forgiving those who have done us any injury. This is the time, if one has anything against his brother, to make it right, to settle every difficulty. Let there be mutual forgiveness. Let no strange flame be brought to the altar. Let no malice, no hatred, be cherished by those who meet around the communion table.

“Whenever this ordinance is rightly celebrated, the children of God are brought into a holy relationship, to help and bless each other.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for May 30, 2022.

We Are to Overcome as Christ Overcame

He didn’t come as Priest, Prophet, or Minister, yet He met people just where they were. . . .like us.

“These things I have spoken to you, that in me ye might have PEACE. In the world, ye shall have tribulations: but be of GOOD CHEER; I have overcome the world.” John 17:33

“Satan made stronger attacks upon Christ than he will ever make upon us. There was much at stake with him, whether Christ or himself should be conqueror. If Christ resisted his most powerful temptations, and Satan did not succeed in leading Him to sin, he knew that he must lose his power, and finally be punished with everlasting destruction. Therefore Satan worked with mighty power to lead Christ to do a wrong action, for then he would gain the advantage over Him. . . . You can never be tempted in so determined and cruel a manner as was our Saviour. Satan was upon His path every moment.

“Will man take hold of divine power, and with determination and perseverance resist Satan, as Christ has given him an example in His conflict with the foe in the wilderness of temptation? God cannot save man against his will from the power of Satan’s artifices. Man must work with his human power, aided by the divine power of Christ, to resist and to conquer at any cost to himself. In short, man must overcome as Christ overcame. And then, through the victory that it is his privilege to gain by the all-powerful name of Jesus, he may become an heir of God and joint-heir with Jesus Christ. This could not be the case if Christ alone did all the overcoming. Man must do his part; he must be victor on his own account, through the strength and grace that Christ gives him. Man/Women must be co-workers with Christ in His glory.

“The Saviour overcame to show man how he may overcome. All the temptations of Satan, Christ met with the Word of God. By trusting in God’s promises, He received power to obey God’s commandments, and the tempter could gain no advantage.”

Sons and Daughters of God p.156, by Ellen White for May 29, 2022

We Are To Be Holy as Christ is Holy

Christ, Christ, Christ is THE KING, THE LORD, Christ is HOLY, HOLY, HOLY.

“Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

“With our limited powers, we are to be as holy in our sphere as God is holy in His sphere.”

“God expects us to build characters in accordance with the Pattern set before us. we are to lay brick upon brick, adding grace to grace, finding our weak points, and correcting them in accordance with the directions given. When a crack is seen in the walls of a mansion, we know that something about the building is wrong. In our character building, cracks are often seen. Unless these defects are remedied, the house will fall when the tempest of trial beats upon it.

“God gives us strength, reasoning power, time, in order that we may build characters on which He can place His stamp of approval. He desires each child of His to build a noble character, by the doing of pure, noble deeds, that in the end, he may present a symmetrical structure, a fair temple, honored by man and God.

“In our character building, we must build on Christ. He is the sure foundation–a foundation which can never be moved. The tempest of temptation and trial cannot move the building which is riveted to the Eternal Rock. He who would grow into a beautiful building for the Lord must cultivate every power of the being. It is only by the right use of the talents that the character can develop harmoniously. Thus we bring to the foundation that which is represented in the Word as gold, silver, and precious stones–materials that will stand the test of God’s purifying fires.

“Holiness is . . . an entire surrender of the will to God, it is living by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God; it is doing the will of our Heavenly Father, it is trusting God in trial, in darkness as well as in light; it is walking by faith and not by sight; it is relying on God with unquestioning confidence, and resting in His love.”

Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for May 28, 2022.

We Strive for Perfection We Are to Be Perfect as Christ is Perfect

“And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him.” Hebrews 5:9

“Our Savour took up the true relationship of a human being as the Son of God. We are sons and daughters of God. In order to know how to behave ourselves circumspectly, we must follow where Christ leads the way. For thirty years He lived the life of a perfect man, meeting the highest standard of perfection.

“Our work is to strive to attain in our sphere of action the perfection that Christ in His life on the earth attained in every phase of character.”

“To go forward without stumbling, we must have the assurance that a hand all-powerful will hold us up, and an infinite pity be exercised toward us if, we fall. God alone can at all times hear our cry for help.”

“It is a solemn thought that the removal of one safeguard from the conscience, the failure to fulfill one good resolution, the formation of one wrong habit, may result not only in our own ruin, but in the ruin of those who have put confidence in us. Our only safety is to follow where the steps of the Master lead the way, to trust for protection implicitly to Him who says, “Follow me.” Our constant prayer should be, “Hold up my going in thy path, O Lord, that my footsteps slip not”

“Every faculty with which the Creator has endowed us should be cultivated to the highest degree of perfection, that we may be able to do the greatest amount of good of which we are capable. In order to purify and refine our characters, we need the grace given us of Christ, that will enable us to see and correct our deficiencies, and improve that which is excellent in our characters.

“The Son of God was faultless. We must aim at this perfection, and overcome as he overcame, if we would have a seat at His right hand.”

Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for May 27, 2022

We are looking at great mental, spiritual, physical, and social pressures pushing us to understand our very existence, which could be snuffed out by a nuclear weapon, unleased by an incident of mankind. This kind of mental terrorism, has led many to think, they want to decide when they will die. . .rather than be left as orphans. Each day seems to draw us closer to our demise. It is time, in my way of thinking, for Jesus to show His great love and mercy for those of us born to die. . . .and come alive because we have trusted in His power, in His name, to be granted eternal life.

There was a time in my childhood when I knew only the love and friendship of our family and larger family. I did not have to share the burden of taking care of myself and others financially. This realization of the duty of the husband to care for his family is a burden not many are ready to bare. Yet we have a “husband” to the world, who owns a share of heaven, and an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, preserved in heaven for YOU! Be there! Be you….be a friend to Jesus too.

In Forgiveness Christ Our Perfect Pattern forgives

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34

“Christ is our example. He placed HIMSELF at the head of the human family to accomplish a work the importance of which men do not comprehend because they do not realize the privileges and possibilities before them as members of the human family of God . . . . His mercy was not weakness, but a terrible power to punish sin . . . . yet a POWER TO DRAW TO IT THE LOVE OF HUMANITY. Through Christ Justice is enabled to forgive without sacrificing one jot of its exalted holiness.

“Christ taught us to pray, “Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,” and added, “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive your trespasses.”

“Will you not, if anyone has done you a wrong, and is too proud and stubborn to say to you, “I repent,” go to the offender and say, “I love you for Christ’s sake, and I forgive you the injury you have done me”? Jesus will witness and approve of this deed of love; and as you do to others, it shall be done again to you.

“We are to have a spirit of pity, of compassion toward those who have trespassed against us, whether or not they confess their faults. If they fail to repent and make a confession, their sins will stand registered in the books above to confront them on the day of judgment; but if they say, “I repent,” then . . . we are freely, to forgive from the heart their trespasses against us.

“True happiness does not consist in the possession of wealth or position, but in the possession of a pure, clean heart, cleansed by obedience to the truth. . . . To everyone is given the opportunity to carry out the principles of heaven. The forgiving of injuries, not the avenging of them, is an exhibition which is true goodness. Christlike love for men through whom the Lord has wrought is a manifestation of real transformation of character.”

Sons and Daughters of God for May 26, 2022 by Ellen White.

Personally, the healing in forgiving others. . . . knowing many, “know not what they do,” shows me the possibilitlies of knowing, holding a grudge, is a weight in itself. . . . that can wear a rut in the brain. . .that can lead to “thinking” of revenge. Any kind of “let’s get even” idea, perverts a Christian character. Healthy thinking is embbeded in the 10th Commandment…. of “coveting.”

Thou shalt not covet, means “Don’t even THINK of stealing something from your neighbor.” And it extends the Ten Commandments to put in the HANDS OF GOD. . .”others.” And our responsiblity to society, to each other, when we are neighbors.

The Ten Commandments were summed up by a lawyer. Our duty to God, and our duty to man. Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, all thy soul, and all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself. . . . Learn how to get along . . . and to realize God wants to be your friend too.

“God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life.” John 3:16

Double Rainbow, Alaksa by Eric Rolph English Wikipedia

“The rainbow of promise encircling the throne of on high is an everlasting testimony that “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have evelasting life.” John 3:16 It testifies to the Universe that GOD WILL NEVER FORSAKE HIS HIS PEOPLLE IN THEIR STRUGGLE WITH EVIL!

“There are Christians who think and speak altogether too much about the power of satan. They think of their adversary, they pray about him, they talk about him, and he looms up greater and greater in their imagination. It is true that satan is a powerful being, but thank God, we have a mighty Saviour, who cast out the evil one from heaven, satan is pleased when we magnify his power. Why not talk of Jesus? Why not magnify His power and His love?

Jesus added, “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” Rejoice not in the possession of power, least you lose sight of your dependence upon God. Be careful lest self-suffieciency come in, and you work in your own strength, rather than in the spirit and strength of your Master. Self is ever ready to take the credit if any measure of success attends the work. Self is flattered and exalted, and the impression is not made upon other minds that God is all and in all. The apostle Paul says, “When I am weak, then am I strong.” 2 Coronthians 12:10. When we have a realization of our weakness, we learn to depend upon a power not inherent. Nothing can take so strong a hold on the heart as the abidin sense of our responsiblity to God. Nothing reaches so fully down to the deepest motives of conduct as a sense of the pardoning love of Christ. We are to come in touch with God, then we shall be imbued with His Holy Spirit, that enables us to come in touch with our fellow men. Then rejoice that through Christ you have become connected with God, m mebers of the heavenly family. While you look higher than yourself, you will have a continual sense of the weakness of humanity. The less you cherish self, the more distinct and full will be your comprehension of the excellence of your Saviour. The more closely you connec yourself with the SOURCE OF LIGHT AND POWER, the GREATER LIGHT will be shed UPON YOU, and the GREATER POWER WILL BE YOURS TO WORK FOR GOD. REJOICE that you are ONE WITH GOD, ONE WITH CHRIST, and with the whole family of Heaven.”

Rev 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. Rev 4:2  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. Rev 4:3  And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

The Angel and the Little Scroll
Rev 10:1  And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 
Rev 10:2  And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, Rev 10:3  And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. Rev 10:4  And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. 

  1. I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, (not just any angel, but Michael the Archangel, whose war is with lucifer the dark angel, who thinks to change the times and laws of God.)

2. he had in his hand a little book open: (In 1844, believers read this passage and believed Michael the Archangel had won the war with lucifer, and Jesus was returning from heaven to earth. Instead, they saw Jesus enter the MOST HOLY, on the DAY OF ATONEMENT, the day the books in heaven were opened…to begin the great research of the life, of every human being, including lucifer and his angels. . . .at some point. . .Michael the Archangel would move out of the MOST HOLY, into the

3. right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth (Showing Michael the Arch Angel has won the battle between he and lucifer and he now has control of the entire world)

4. The devil runs when we say, “I am saved by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ is My Saviour.”

5. The devil cannot be where the name of Jesus is. . . .”All who call upon the name of Jesus shall be saved.”

Christ Our Perfect Pattern in Daily Living In Recognizing God as The Giver of All Gifts

The Orion Nebula is a picture book of star formation, from the massive, young stars that are shaping the nebula to the pillars of dense gas that may be the homes of budding stars. The bright central region is the home of the four heftiest stars in the nebula. The stars are called the Trapezium because they are arranged in a trapezoid pattern. Ultraviolet light unleashed by these stars is carving a cavity in the nebula and disrupting the growth of hundreds of smaller stars. Located near the Trapezium stars are stars still young enough to have disks of material encircling them. These disks are called protoplanetary disks or “proplyds” and are too small to see clearly in this image. The disks are the building blocks of solar systems. The bright glow at upper left is from M43, a small region being shaped by a massive, young star’s ultraviolet light. Astronomers call the region a miniature Orion Nebula because only one star is sculpting the landscape. The Orion Nebula has four such stars. Next to M43 are dense, dark pillars of dust and gas that point toward the Trapezium. These pillars are resisting erosion from the Trapezium’s intense ultraviolet light. The glowing region on the right reveals arcs and bubbles formed when stellar winds – streams of charged particles ejected from the Trapezium stars – collide with material. The faint red stars near the bottom are the myriad brown dwarfs that Hubble spied for the first time in the nebula in visible light. Sometimes called “failed stars,” brown dwarfs are cool objects that are too small to be ordinary stars because they cannot sustain nuclear fusion in their cores the way our Sun does. The dark red column, below, left, shows an illuminated edge of the cavity wall. The Orion Nebula is 1,500 light-years away, the nearest star-forming region to Earth. Astronomers used 520 Hubble images, taken in five colours, to make this picture. They also added ground-based photos to fill out the nebula. The ACS mosaic covers approximately the apparent angular size of the full moon. The Orion observations were taken between 2004 and 2005.


God is alive and well and still creating “stars” and ordering the Universe to stay intact. Satan has no way to enter God’s Heavenly Kingdom. . .be thankful for that!

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the GOD of OUR SALVATION.” Psalms 68:19.

“Under the Jewish economy, on the birth of children, an offering was made to God, by His own appointment. Now we see parents taking special pains to present gifts to their children upon their birthdays, they make this an occasion of honoring the child, as though honor were due to the human being. . . . For life, health food, and clothing, no less than for the hope of eternal life, we are indebted to the Giver of all mercies; and it is due to God to recognize His gifts, and to present our offerings of gratitude to our greatest benefactor. These birthday gifts are recognized in heaven.

“If Christian parents had accustomed their children to present offerings to God in acknowledgment of His great gift of salvation to men, how different would be the character of the young. Their minds would have been called away from themselves to the blessed Saviour. They would have been taught to feel that He loved them, and that He is the source of all blessing; that He is their hope of happiness and eternal life.

“If this kind of education has been given to our children, we should today see far less selfishness, far less envy and jealousy’ we should have more manly young men and womanly young women. We should the youth coming up with moral strength, pure principles, well-balanced minds, and lovely characters because the Model would be ever before them; they would be impressed with the importance of copying the excellence of Jesus, the Pattern . . . . God wants the youth and those of mature age to look to Him, to believe in Jesus Christ whom He has sent, and to have Him abiding in the heart; then a new life will quicken every faculty of the being. The divine Comforter will be with them, to strengthen them in their weakness, and guide them in their perplexity. . . . It will make plain to them the path of life.”

Be thankful . . . for the blessings He gives us!

Sons and Daughters of God for May 25, 2022 by Ellen White.

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. 

Ellen White used graphics to illustrate truth. The fall of Babylon happened in 31 A.D. when Jesus was placed in Jeremiah’s Grotto. . . at the Place of the Skull. . . .today the Voice of GOD is calling out to All People, All Nations, to “Follow Me, just as My Son gave His Life for Us, to DEFEND the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. Lucifer was thrown down into the “bottomless pit.” He was created to live forever. . .and forever he has tormented God’s heritage. . . Those who keep His Commandments and have the Testimony of Jesus. The false Christ comes in “a space ship: He comes to seek and deceive the very elect. satan cannot come in a cloud, the real Jesus does not put his foot down on the Mount of Olives, until “sin” and “its creator” is judged and found guilty of the death of Jesus Christ. We will have a thousand years with Christ in Heaven, opening the BOOKS. . . and asking, why some choose to follow The Destroyer. . .No one will be able to say, “I didn’t know.” This is why Revelation11 is the EPIC ending revealing Lucifer, who comes in human form, to the Temple Mount, to destroy two sinners, who are risen by the Creator, to be taken up to Heaven in a cloud of angels, . . resounds with Lucifer grounded to this earth. . .and his death….must be in the broiling pots of hot lava. . . Do not follow the leadership of a “man” who is not YOUR CREATOR and Our Messiah!

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. 

How ironic, is the Mystery of Godliness, that we may follow in the footsteps of Jesus. . . . to His death on The Cross. The Cross He carried was “not his own.” The Cross He carried, was the burden of saving those they have created to defend His Kingdom on earth, as it is in the Heavenly Kingdom.

Not all who are “called” to follow Jesus, and His Heavenly Father, are “chosen.” Those who follow Jesus are called by HIS NAME, His many names, The Shepherd, Our Messiah, the Rock, the GATEWAY to Heaven, the son of a carpenter, the baby born in Bethlehem, taken to Egypt, brought to Nazareth, the Saviour of all MANKIND, AND, the Sons and Daughters of God. What can GOD do to PROVE, that He is worthy to save us?

Revelation 11 talks about two sinners, taken to heaven, forgiven….and perhaps we should FORGIVE GOD, for creating us and making us live in this godless world, of things I don’t want to even think about.

What I want to think about, is HEAVEN, and what we WON’T HAVE in Heaven. . . compared to what WE DO HAVE in HEAVEN. What we will miss, when we will be, being with each other AGAIN!

My friend and I had a saying, at the end of each page we wrote as penpals…”Yours Forever and a DAY.”

What I want to happen is to find MY FRIENDS in HEAVEN! Anyone who knows me, knows I want the best for you! I want my children and my children’s children to know, I LOVE YOU!

Babe the Calico Cat from California, my Mom’s pet, used to slide into her chair, and snuggle down beside her. . .and she would laugh saying, “This cat wants to share my chair.” I just see Mom, moving over in her light blue easy chair making room for just one more.

If I could move over to make room for just one more. . . in my chair. . .that would be making room for you too!

Love, Connie, the one who is known for being Corny Connie from the County, where we have more cows than people.

The “Place of the skull” taken in Jeremiah’s Grotto, looks less like a skull, and more like a man of God, with eyes following us, disheveled hair, and even teeth behind his mustache to me. Whose name shall we put on this face?

The face viewed from Jeremiah’s Grotto, looms above the busy bus station, near the North Damascus Gate of Old Jerusalem. If you were to walk south of the Garden Tomb away from Jeremiahs Grotto, (which you can’t do, due to the bus station) you will be standing at the Damascus Gate facing south. If you walk a half a block East . . .

You will be standing at the entrance to Zedicah’s Cave. . . discovered around 150 years ago. . .now open to the public. This cave system grows into a height of four-story building of rock, cut out limestone, the very rock used to make Solomon’s Temple. . . . the first Temple . . . the place where the world came to see the Mystery of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple that glowed with The Holy Shekinah Glory of God, The Light, day and night never ceased to glow in Solomon’s Temple.

(Not wanting to distract from history, Marco Polo, an Italian explorer went with his father to Jerusalem. ” . . . The Polos had been on the road for only a few days when they heard that their friend Teobaldo had been elected pope as Gregory X. Returning to Acre, in Israel, they were given proper credentials, and two friars were assigned to accompany them ” . . . sometime in 1275 , 1274, according to the research of Japanese scholar Matsuo Otagi, the Polos were again at the Mongol court, presenting the sacred oil from Jerusalem and the papal letters to their patron, Kublai Khan.) How can we deny the reality of Jesus Christ, Our Messiah, the King of the Jews? And its message of Salvation, being sent around the world, via camel caravans? Or was Pope Gregory seeking economic income as a result of trading with the Mongol court in Israel in the city of Acre?”

The Mystery of Godliness, contained in Old Jerusalem, once with a King named Melshedick, was where Abraham brought a tithe to the King of Jerusalem.

The Jews have never been a people that have not bowed down to some kind of mastermind. . . who seeks to destroy . . .their existence. Children of God, sons and daughters of GOD, still exist around the world, with both the Old and New Testaments, laying upon layer, the sights and sounds of the King of the Destroyers, found in Revelation 9:11. satan had never had so many followers as he does today.

Who would believe “A SNAKE in a TREE” would bring such misery. . .and yet the be the Mystery of GOD, telling us to NOT LISTEN to the “SNAKE”. . .the evil one . . .who brings great tidings of war, destruction, crime, and evil!

The Plan of Godliness brings us to be THE CHOSEN, loving, with outstanding patience, gentleness, kindness and unworthiness to be among His disciples. Because GOD ALONE is WORTHY to be OUR FATHER, who art in Heaven, hallowed be THY NAME, THY KINGDOM COME, THY will be DONE, on earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this DAY, our daily bread, (our daily source of knowing your will for us in these times of trouble) and forgive us our debts and we forgive our debtors. And forgive us our trespasses and we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us NOT into TEMPTATION but deliver us from EVIL, for THINE is the KINGDOM, and the POWER, and the GLORY FOREVER. . . Ah Ah Amen.

May I come to the end of my days, worshipping Our King, the King of the Jews, Jesus Christ and not be found among those who “take the mark” of those who are antiChrist! Help me, Father, to be as faithful to your calling as Jesus was to you!

Source: The Desire of Ages, by Ellen White, Chapter 53, illustration on p.491. . .the fall of Babylon. . .the DAY, GOD MADE A JUDGMENT ON LUCIFER. . . in 31 A.D. satan cannot enter the heavens or the Heavenly Courtroom no more. . .for he knowingly was behind the murder of Jesus Christ. He moved the High Priest Caiaphas, to pay Judas, to help turn Jesus over to the Roman Empire. No one would ever want to name their son Judas Iscariot or betray the one God sent to save us from destruction.

I purposely do not capitalize the name of satan, because it makes him mad. . .to not receive the crown of life, he knows he is doomed.

“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Acts 10:38

“There are many from whom hope has departed. Bring back the sunshine to them. Many have lost their courage. . . Pray for these souls. Bring them to Jesus. Tell them that there is a balm in Gilead and a Physician there.” Acts 10:38

(Had it not rained, had I been elsewhere, this blog would have not been written. My sabbatical in isolation is another story . . . unfolding. I share it with reluctance/anticipation? . . . . maybe another time.)

Christ Our Perfect Pattern in Soul Winning

“And he sith unto them, FOLLOW ME, and I WILL MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN.” Matthew 4:19

“Jesus expects much of the youthful soldiers of His army, and let it be your determination that you will not disappoint your Captain and Leader. You are to wear His armor, to be marshaled under His banner, and become co-laborers with Him in conquering His enemies and extending His kingdom. . . . You can’t betray sacred trust without imperiling your soul. You are to be found loyal and true, obedient to every word of command, presenting to others the highest motive to action, and showing them the attractions of the service of Christ. You are to show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

“Those who have experienced the love of Christ cannot be idlers in the Master’s vineyard. They will see opportunities for helping others in their steps to Christ. Partaking of Christ’s love, they will labor for the souls of others. Let every soul copy the Pattern, and become missionaries in the highest sense, winning souls to Jesus.

“In view of what Christ has done for us, and what He suffered for sinners, we should, out of pure, disinterested love for souls imitate His example by sacrificing our own pleasure and convenience for their good. The joy set before Christ, which sustained Him in all His sufferings, was the salvation of poor sinners. This should be our joy, and the spur of our ambition in the cause of our Maters. In so doing we please God, and manifest our love and devotion to Him as His servants. He first loved us, and withheld not from us His beloved Son, but gave Him from His bosom to die that we might live. Love, true love, for our fellow men, evinces love to God.”

Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for May 23, 2022.