Study the 9th Chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled

In 1981 the unpublished works of Ellen White were printed in paperback, in a glow of rainbow colors, that I purchased before they went on CDs. By sending myself to Nebraska, to contemplate the vastness of literature, I began reading these books, and as usual messing up their pages with underlining, etc.

But this paragraph stuck in my head when reading the Great Controversy and its copy called The Triumph of God’s Love, by Ellen White. The Chapter God’s People Delivered, gives an organized, detailed sequence of events, that brings us to hear the great voice of God, saying “My grace is sufficient for thee.”


“Study the 9th Chapter of Ezekiel.  These words will be literally fulfilled, yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experiences. The time is short.  God is calling; will you hear?  Will you receive His message?  Will you be converted before it is too late? Soon, and very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2,3,5,7 (to the churches in Oakland Berkley,” September 26, 1909

Pointing us back to the Bible, she does.

Idolaters Killed [subheading, King James Version]

Eze 9:1  He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. Eze 9:2  And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar. Eze 9:3  And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; Eze 9:4  And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. Eze 9:5  And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Eze 9:6  Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. Eze 9:7  And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. Eze 9:8  And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem? Eze 9:9  Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. Eze 9:10  And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. 
Eze 9:11  And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me. 

The Garden Tomb is north of the Temple Mount, the Place of the Skull is an escarpment called, Jeremiah’s grotto, and the empty Tomb in the Garden.

In the SDA Bible Commentary on Revelation 11, she wrote, “The Ten Commandments will come out of hiding and be the convincing truth” that God on Mount Sinai engraved His Laws for His Government on stone. So, why would we have an issue on the Temple Mount with the man of sin, wishing to change the times and laws of God, wanting to sit on God’s Throne, in His Sanctuary. . .and the JEWS are NOT DUMB, they know this. . .they know GOD KNOWS. . .and the TRIUMPH OF GOD, on the TEMPLE MOUNT, is to be the focus of every eye in the world, when the ark of the testimony of Jesus appears, with six beings, coming in the northern gate, of the Temple Mount.

However, Jesus spoke of this scenario in 95 A.D. when He gave the words to his scribe John, for 1927 years. 2022-95=1927 years

The Two Witnesses (King James subtitle)
Rev 11:1  And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. Rev 11:2  But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. Rev 11:3  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. Rev 11:4  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. Rev 11:5  And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. Rev 11:6  These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. Rev 11:7  And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.  Rev 11:8  And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Rev 11:9  And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. Rev 11:10  And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. Rev 11:11  And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. Rev 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. Rev 11:13  And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. 
Rev 11:14  The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. 

The Seventh Trumpet (The Last Plague)
Rev 11:15  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Rev 11:16  And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 
Rev 11:17  Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. Rev 11:18  And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earthRev 11:19  And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. 

Ezekiel is the book that depicts the glory of the Lord, looking like four faces, of a LION, is Jesus the lion from the tribe of Judah, the OX, a baby calf with God’s non-threatening “horns of power”, an EAGLE like the eyes of God knowing our GPS and “One like the sons and daughters of God” you and I want this struggle between Michael and Lucifer to come to an end….and Michael has never lost a battle.

And this happens in Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount, in the sight of the world, on the brink of nuclear war. GOD SHOWS UP, with His destroying angels, to defend His Government, that never forces us to bow down, we volunteer to worship at His feet and meet His friends, His disciples, in the New Jerusalem. . . and at the wedding feast, prepared for His Bride, His church, with the “ten virgins” lighting their lamps, and having extra oil to keep them burning, until He comes.

Not much light, but in the darkness, it is such a blessing!

Reminds me of mother cutting out little oil lamps, painting them and giving them for us to hold in kindergarten. . .singing This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine…all around the neighborhood. . .I’m going to let shine. . .won’t let satan blow it out, I’m gonna let it shine.. hide it under a bushel, NO! I’m gonna let it shine

I had to be two years old, when we were in the old church with a circular, metal staircase, that wound us around and down to the basement. During the fall, the harvest ingathering trucks pulled up to the basement rooms, and we loaded up to go singing around town, asking for a few cents to help the poor and needy. . .then the folks who owned the bakery, brought us hot chocolate and doughnuts. What good memories of the old Denver South Church on York Street.

We know the names of the four angels guarding the Ten Commandments who are strong enough to help carry the Ark of the Testimony to the Temple Mount, but the text says 4, and the New Testament of Jesus Christ, puts two witnesses in Jerusalem, as martyrs to die, come alive and are taken to heaven in Revelation 11.

Covid is nothing compared to the 7 last plagues. . . like the plagues that came upon Egypt. There is Bible PROMISE..

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

The devil cannot leave this earth, he is grounded for a thousand years on this planet to walk among the ruins that he himself has encouraged, to destroy those who worship a GOD, who does not destroy, but gives us the freedom to voluntarily appreciate all that HE has done for us. . .is for our best good.

Turns out, “fear” is the threat the devil uses to discourage us. However, “The fear of the Lord” comes with experience, of asking Him to give us His Holy Spirit. . .As I take Him to be my Bridegroom, and lean on Him, bad things have turned me to KNOW, I can depend on Him. . . and there is no turning back . . .from peace of mind.

Praise the Lord, in all things, even the little things.

The weather was forcased to be 112 in the shade, something we experienced as kids, visiting Grandma and Grandpa Fults. But a cloud came over, we even got rain. . .its back to school, fall weather and locust singing, the weeds are easy to pull the garden. . got corn, okra, squash, rhubarb and chard, a few tomatoes…stunted by hot weather.

The thoughts of a Garden of Eden without weeds. . .seems very appealing, and roses without thorns remind me of “who” has brought this curse to our planet, and why we want God to destroy THE DESTROYERS…who concoct genetic mutations to curse us.

I have one last thought.

Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide. In the strife of truth with falsehood, For the good or evil side. Some great cause, God’s new Messiah, Offering each the bloom or blight, And the choice goes by forever “Twixt that darkness and that light.”


There is plenty to digest, in Ezekiel 9 and Revelation 11, and in context with the words of the last days in THE DELIVERANCE OF GODS PEOPLE, it works best to invite a study group to read the sequence of events, prophesied by Ezekiel and Jesus Christ, Our Messiah, in The Great Controversy, which means the great controversy between Michael the Archangel and the once guardian of the ten commandments, Lucifer the Archangel.

God didn’t make a great nation, the Jewish people have been just a few. . .but who knew in the last days, they would find Their Messiah is Jesus Christ, as they studied Isaiah, that scroll found in the desert, that has brought new light on Our Messiah is their only hope, to be humbled, at the feet of Jesus.

Today in Bible Prophecy the Last Day Events are crowding our Minds with a wonder. . .

Where does judgment begin, in Jerusalem, why Jerusalem?

And the LORD said unto him,Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.” Ezekiel 9:4

  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God and if it first begin at us, what shall the endbe of them That obey not the gospel of God? I Peter 4:17

Peter saw the work of the Pharisees who killed Jesus, or tried to kill Jesus, but Jesus rose from the dead. . . and they denied Jesus as their Lord, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Men posseed to crucify Him, who made them, turned their allegience to themselves. . . .instead of his Holy Word. . .and their cry, “crucify him, crucify him, and let his blood be upon the head of our children and their children.” will echo again, due to the prophecy, written to the Children of Israel in captivity . . . in Babylon, by the prophet Daniel.

Dan 12:1  And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Dan 12:2  And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 
Dan 12:3  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Dan 12:4  But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. 

Are you PREPARED to see those that REST IN THEIR SLEEP, in the dust of the earth, AWAKE to EVERLASTING LIFE, and some to SHAME AND EVERLASTING CONTEMPT?

TWO GROUPS: One like the Pharisees. . . .who crucified Jesus. . some like those who have rested in sleep, sweet sleep, to AWAKE TO EVERLASTING LIFE?

What will you do with JESUS? Crucify Him or LOVE HIM ENOUGH to voluntarily USE YOUR FREEDOM, to stop murdering humans?

Would our time be better spent, developing ways to save energy, rather than be spoiled with what our Pioneer Fathers lived with. . .as I sit here with my windows open to gather in the early morning air. . . at 70 degrees, with the HEAT COMING and the furnace unable to handle so much moisture in the air….it died.

I am under a fan, watching the heat go up, ready to close the window and go back to cool off in the basement?

Are we spoiled or what? Are we digging into our Bibles to catch a view of what all we are THANKFUL FOR?

God Bless You and May His Face ALWAYS shine upon you, and give you peace.


Connie in the country where we have more cows than people.

P.S. Do not take the “chip” it is a call to ask you “who” you “worship” God or man? This is a life and death choice, for GOD or against GOD.

Time of Elijah

These are the days of Elijah

Elijah saw God bring fire down to destroy his sacrifice, drenched with water. . . today we are drenched with tears. . . due to the suffering, we see around the world. It is not climate change, it is sin that drives us apart, to be separated from its pain. . . takes healing of the mind and body, to accept “death” and self-sacrifice, like Jesus did. . . to help save souls. . . who need to know we are AT PEACE WITH GOD and MANKIND.

There is no fear of death. . .and would that we could be “the sacrifice” but Jesus has already paid the price for EVERY SOUL, so let’s not push anyone away from HIS SAVING GRACE TODAY!

His arms are open wide and He can say “My Grace IS SUFFICIENT for THEE!”


God Bless You and keep you in HIS ARMS OF LOVE!

Working a Series of Slides about the Holy Spirit

“Five were wise and five were foolish” said Jesus

How do they go to buy the oil in their lamps?

Luk 11:13  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 

Just ask God to give you His Holy Spirit. . .and know He hears your prayers, and mankind looks on the outward appearance and God looks on the heart.

Courage for the Conflict Praise to God Brings Courage

Some days it seems like I’m climbing one inch at time…

“And when he (Jehoshaphat) had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth forever. “2 Chronicles 20:21

Perhaps my idea of climbing a wall, or facing daily challenges, needs for me to be in an ATTITUDE of singing, praising His beauty and holiness, like Daniel’s band, AN ARMY OF BELIEVERS, Praising the Lord. . .Maybe I should ask God, ‘”What present do you have for me when I live in your presence daily, moment by moment?”

“And . . . he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness as they went out before the army” . . . . They praised God for the victory, and four days thereafter the army returned to Jerusalem, laden with the spoils of their enemies singing praise for the victory won.

“Do you not think that if more of this were done now, our hope and courage and faith would be revived? Would not the hands of the soldiers who are standing in defense of the truth be strengthened? If there were much more praising the Lord, and far less doleful recitation of discouragement, many more victories would be gained.

“God is the eternal, uncreated Fountain of all good. All who trust in Him will find Him to be this. To those who serve Him, looking to Him as their heavenly Father, He gives the assurance that He will fulfill His promises. His joy will be in their hearts, and their joy will be full.

“It is our privilege to open our HEARTS, and LET THE SUNSHINE OF CHRIST’S PRESENCE in. My brother, and my sister, face THE LIGHT. Come into the actual, personal contact with Christ, so that you may exert an influence that is uplifting and reviving. Let your faith be strong and pure and steadfast. Let gratitude to God fill your hearts. When you arise in the morning, kneel at your bedside, and ask God to give you the strength to fulfill the duties of the day, and to meet its temptations. Ask Him to help you to bring into your work Christ’s sweetness of character. Ask Him to help you to speak words that will inspire those around you with hope and courage and draw you nearer to the Saviour. “

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for July 11, 2022

Sounds like the voice of an older, mature grandma, who desires to encourage her friends and children to become a family. . .with Jesus included.

God’s Goodness and Mercy Inspire Courage

Look up!

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalms 23:6

“Christ has given us no assurance that to attain to perfection of character is an easy matter. It is a conflict, a battle, and a march, day by day. It is through much tribulation that we enter the kingdom of heaven. In order to share with Christ in His glory we must share in His suffering. . . . He has overcome for us. Shall we, then, be timid and cowardly because of the trials that we meet as we advance? . . .

“When we have a deeper appreciation of the mercy and loving-kindness of God, we shall praise Him, instead of complaining. We shall talk of the loving watch-care of the Lord, of the tender compassion of the Good Shepherd. The language of the heart will not be selfish murmuring and repining. Praise, like a clear, flowing stream will come from God’s truly believing ones. They will say, “Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” . . .

“Why not awake the voice of spiritual song in the days of our pilgrimage? . . . We need to study God’s Word, to meditate and pray. Then we shall have spiritual eyesight to discern the inner courts of the celestial temple. We shall catch the notes of thanksgiving sung by the heavenly choir around the throne. When Zion shall arise and shine, her light will be most penetrating, and songs of praise and thanksgiving will be heard in the assembly of the saints. Little disappointments and difficulties will be lost sight of.

“The Lord is our helper. . . . No one ever trusted God in vain. He never disappoints those who put their dependence on Him. If we would only do the work that the Lord would have us do, walking in the footsteps of Jesus, our hearts would become sacred harps, every chord of which would send forth praise and thanksgiving to the One sent by God to take away the sin of the world.”

Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for July 10, 2022.

Courage for the Conflict GOD Gives Spirit of Power and Love

God Morning Beaver City! AWAKE, RISE AND SHINE~ & Give God the Glory

“For God hath not given us the SPIRIT OF FEAR, but of POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND.” 2 Timothy 1:7.

May I thank the Weaver Family for putting on the best Weaver Family Reunion in the last century! Young outnumbered the old, and there are no skeletons in the family closet, they’ve all been let out of the bag, as we learned to laugh at ourselves, and just be, the person God made us to be.

In all HUMILITY, WE HAVE A LIVING GOD and a LIVING CHRIST. Whole legions of devils are watching their opportunities to get hold of human minds, but if we keep close to the Word, and have SENSE OF GOD’S PRESENCE . . .He banishes fear and keeps us humble.

“Be strong and of a good courage be not afraid neither be thou dismayed, for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9.

Only the sense of God’s presence can banish the fear that, for the timid child, would make life a burden. Let him fix in his memory the promise, “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them:” Let’s read that incredible story of Elisha in the mountain city, and, between him and hosts of armed forces, a mighty encircling band of heavenly angels. Let’s read how to Peter, in prison and condemned to death, God’s angel appeared; past the armed guards, the massive doors, and the great iron gateway with their bolts and bars, the angel led God’s servants forth in safety. Let us read of that scene on the sea, when to the tempest-tossed soldiers and seamen, worn with labor and watching and long fasting, Paul the prisoner, on his way to trial and execution, spoke those grand words of courage and hope: “Be of good cheer for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you. . . . For there stood by men this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, saying, “Fear not, Paul thou must be brought before Caesar and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.” In the faith of this promise, Paul assured his companions, “There shall not a hair fail from the head of any of you.” So it came to pass. Because there was in that ship ONE MAN THROUGH WHOM GOD COULD WORK, the whole ship-load of heathen soldiers and sailors was preserved. . .

“Let the self-distrusting, whose lack of self-reliance leads them to shrink from care and responsibility, be taught reliance upon God. Thus many a one who otherwise would be but a cipher in the world, perhaps only a helpless burden, will be able to say with the apostle Paul, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Sons and Daughters of God, are called to be strong and of courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God, is with thee whoever and wherever you go!

May God Bless and Keep you in His

Mom’s favorite flower. . . reminds me of her power. . . to get her children like ducks in a row. . .waddling behind her….and teasing her as we quacked like baby ducks. . .because she loved to have fun and have a good laugh.

Nebraska is known for those who tell the truth, no matter that accident of clipping the iron bridge and blowing out a tractor tire and folding a huge metal tractor wheel, the story must be told, in ALL HUMILITY. . .and woe to the idiot who did not LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS…because when they sit in ONE-STOP COFFEE SHOP, THEN, the story teller will say, “I tried to tell you how not to wreck a tractor tire. . . now it’s on your own head.” dah

Farmers can get the last laugh when they help others see, how not to do the dumb things that helped them learn the painful way by experience.

There is something to say about learning, by experience, just as Jesus did. He learned by the things he suffered. . . as do we.

Courage for the Conflict Sense of God’s Presence Banishes Fear


“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

“We are now IN A TIME when we are to stand steadfast for the truth. We are to cherish love for souls, but never, never are we to surrender the least vital point of truth, for it is by maintaining true, pure, unadulterated truth that we can at the time bring honor and glory to JESUS CHRIST OUR PRINCE. The Word is the bread of life, and in the Word Christ’s disciples are represented as eating and drinking the flesh and the blood of Christ, –making His Word a part of their lives. No lie is of the truth. Truth will stand the test in the time of false theories if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end. . . .

“Let us exercise faith in God, and keep close to the slide of Christ in following His Word. The Lord will teach His people if they will be taught. We can stand where we can hear the instruction of Christ. We have a living God and a living Christ. Whole legions of devils are watching their opportunities to get hold of human minds, but if we keep close to the Word, we shall be overcome. “Wherefore,” said Paul to Timothy, “I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

“We need to have a living faith in Jesus Christ. We need to exercise faith, for when the enemy comes in like a flood the Lord will lift up a standard for us against him. A heart true to God is often in prayer. Do not let one wave of discouragement come over you. We must give our thoughts to the contemplation of the character and the works of God, teaching Christ’s words. Be of good courage. Let your courage and your constant reliance upon Jesus Christ inspire in others’ belief and increased faith and HOPE!”

Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for July 8, 2022

Hi! Lisa

Repeat, “I am saved by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ is My Redeemer.” I am saved by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ is my Saviour.


The devil is being reminded he was behind the crucifixion of Jesus. And he will leave you to go to the person is not praying for God to take the discouragement away.

Hello Dolly! 6/11

Thank you for writing. . . I too can understand. . .the days we live in. . .and the loneliness that sends me back to the Bible, prayer and asking God to end this conflict. . . because His Righteousness. . . is the Robe I put on. . .to glorify HIS NAME and plan to defeat the antichirst. . . in Revelation 11. Praise the Lord, he promised us, he will defeat Lucifer the once archangel in heaven. . .its been over 6000 years, and history is repeating, and we are being protected by God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in me loves you! What a wonderful job to get paid to exercise “a dog” …Bless You, love

God Gives Us Courage To Keep the Sabbath

Shabbat at sundown on the 6th day of God’s creation is still celebrated the world over, by those who follow Jesus Christ, the King of the Jews, crucified by the Romans, rejected by the Jewish High Priest Caiaphas

“And Moses said, unto the people, Fear not for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.” Exodus 20:20

“It requires moral courage to take a position to keep the commandments of the Lord. An opposer of the truth once said that it was only weak-minded people. . . . who would turn away from the churches to keep the seventh day as the Sabbath. But a minister who had embraced the truth replied, “If you think it takes weak-minded people . . . .who would turn away from the churches to keep the seventh day as the Sabbath, just try “it”. It takes moral courage, firmness, decision, perseverance and very much prayer to step out on the unpopular side. . .

“Standing under the broad shield of Omnipotence (all-powerful God El Shaddi & Adoni & God the Holy Spirit) . . . We do not feel that we are in the minority. GOD IS A MAJORITY. . . . We are to consider that Christ has set us to be a light amid the moral darkness of the world. We are not to misinterpret the character of God, we are not to be fretful, to speak out what we think, to blame and criticize and censure others, but we are to let the Holy Spirit fashion the character after the similitude of Christ.

“Now let us see what Jesus will do for us if we let Him. In His prayer for His disciples, he said, “And now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.” Is it possible to have joy in obeying Christ? It is the only real joy that any soul can have.

“Will the SAvour ever turn away to leave you to struggle alone? No, never. . . .Poverty is coming upon this world, and there will be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. There will be wars and rumors of wars, and the faces of men will gather paleness. You may have to suffer distress; you may go hungry sometimes, but God will not forsake you in your suffering. He will test your faith. . . .We are here to manifest Christ to the world, to represent Him and His power to mankind.”

Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for July 7, 2022.