“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.
Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give EVERYONE according as his/her work shall be.”
“Our work here is soon to close, and every man and woman will receive his or her reward according to their own labor. I was shown the saints’ reward, the immortal inheritance, and saw that those who had endured the most for the truth’s sake will not think they have had a hard time, but well count heaven cheap enough.
“Every day bears its burden of record and of unfulfilled duties, of neglect, and of selfishness, of deception, of fraud, of overreaching. What an amount of evil works is accumulating for the final judgment! When Christ shall come. . . . what a revelation will then be made!
“Every good and every wrong act, and its influence upon others, is traced by the Searcher of hearts, to whom every secret is revealed. And the reward will be according to the motives which prompted the action.
“The coming of Christ is near greatly and hasteth greatly. The time in which to labor is short, and men and women are perishing. . . . We need the converting power of God to take hold of us, that we may understand the needs of a perishing world. The burden of my message to you it: Get ready, get ready to meet the Lord. Trim your lamps, and let the light of truth shine forth into the byways and the hedges. There is a world to be warned of the near approach of the end of all things. . .
“We need the presence of the Holy Spirit of God with us, that our hearts may be softened and that we may not bring a harsh spirit into the work. I pray that the Holy Spirit may take full possession of our hearts. Let us act like children of God who are looking to Him for counsel, ready to work out His plans wherever presented. God will be glorified by such a people, and those who witness our zeal will say: Amen and amen.”
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for December 9.
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.
We will be taken up from earth to heaven, in a cloud.
Jesus will not walk on this earth, until the final judgment of Satan, who will walk on this earth, for a thousand years, Satan cannot “go up” or return to Heaven. After he is exposed. . .as the man of sin. . . 666.
We will be taken to heaven in a cloud. . .not a spaceship.
An earthquake marked the hour when Christ laid down His life, and another earthquake witnessed the moment when He took it up in triumph. He who had vanquished death and the grave came forth from the tomb with the tread of a conqueror, amind the reeling of the earth, the flashing of lightning, and the roaring of thunder.When He shall come to the earth again, He will shake “not the earth only, but also heaven.” “The earth shall rell to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage.” “The heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll;” :the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” But “the Lord will be the hope of His people, and the strength of the children of Israel.” Heb. 12:26; Isaiah 24:20, 34: 4 2 Peter 3:10; Joel 3:16. Joe_3:17; Eze_48:35; Rev_21:3
Physical evidence of the earthquake remains today, as far away as the ancient site of Qumran where the original books of Isaiah and others were found. Never before have we had such physical evidence of the life and death of Jesus with the enemy of God wishing for travelers to not go and bring wealth to Israel.
HOLY WEEK: This week: Again the path from the Mount of Olives overlooking “The Temple Mount” down the slope, past the ancient olive trees, the cave where Jesus met with his disciples, the Tombs of Saints, waiting with HOPE for the HOLY ONE TO APPEAR AGAIN, this time “IN THE CLOUD” and drawing His Sons and Daughters up to His House, and to the NEW JERUSALEM and its GARDEN OF EDEN and the TREE OF LIFE.
The Cloud, The Space, the clouds, the signs in sky, sea, land and air all take our visions beyond the earth to stare into the starry night. And like the artists, we see dimly now, the “light” of our Lord, his birth, his lowly life, his friends wishing for an EARTHLY KINGDOM ….that cannot begin without JUDGMENT…towards those who would continue TO DESTROY.
And this division between those who would destroy, and those who cringe at the power of men to destroy the earth, with four bombs rightly placed, would crack the surface of the earth. And what more could the devil delight in…putting “fear” of God, rather than “cheer” for God to return and end the “temptations of the devil” to DESTROY THE EARTH!
We have come this far, by “evolution” if you please….and it seems “man” has taken “steps downward” towards self destruction, and HOPE remains, that there IS A GOD WHO CARES, and is CAPABLE of destroying the evil one and his power lead us into temptation!
The MAN CAVE, the men dragging children, men and women into SLAVERY – into submission to their plans, sickens me, when the devil points an ugly finger at JESUS…THE GOD, who plans and can destroy the “evil angels”….with our LOYALTY TO ONE WHO KNOWS THE HEARTS, and MINDS of the CHILDREN OF GOD and children of man.
Who do I say that I am? I am a child of God, knowing HIS COMING is the GREATEST POSSIBLE SOLUTION to END HIS CONFLICT, with the angel, who began “this rebellion” against His love, patience and kindness, in NOT DESTROYING THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HE CREATED….but place Lucifer and his angels…ON THIS PLANET, so the other intelligent worlds of people….can see the EVIDENCE FOR A CREATOR!
Even Stephen Hawkins realized, the DANGER of releasing Artificial Intelligence into the world. Who would program “morality” into a robot? How would the robot know, who to destroy and who to save?
TAKE THE CHIP? So the robots will know who to save and who to destroy? OR….Have the “mark” of salvation read plain as day…”I AM SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF THE CREATOR, WHO MADE HIMSELF, to be like a lamb, like your favorite pet, a “dumb” animal. And if you do not have a pet lamb, pet dog, pet cat, or bird then what kind of LOVE can have for Your Creator?
THE MARK on the doors, even today in Egypt, the hands painted red, than pressed on the doorways, express “THE WAY” the “the Hebrew slaves” saved their “first born.” Can you see the death of Jesus Christ, makes a way for you to love Him or leave Him?
Is Jesus just a dog for you kick out of the house, or is He your friend, defending your right to life, to live, to be just the way He made you?
I too have asked the question, “Why are my fingers crooked like my dads?” “Why don’t I have the face of an angel?” “Why is my big toe so short and stubby?” “Why do look more like fat grandma Ordelheide?” “Why are my brother and sisters so lovely?”
And after many years of being with such a talented family…I can see the danger of being too good looking. Beauty can beguile the beholder. And the face of Jesus, left with scars will be the “reminder” of mystery of godliness. When our creator made himself to the “the sacrifice” “the HUMAN SACRIFICE” when He places “all the sins of the world” upon “his own head.” The creator who made Lucifer, did not want to destroy, his most accomplished “work of art.”
How could such a “beautiful” creature, with a beautiful voice, with gems embedded in its making, become such a powerful tool of eager ambition, and wanting to rule the universe? Will Sophia become “our God?” Or have we reached the place of “creating” our own “slaves?”
And have THE CREATORS of SOPHIA, died with an idea of what a monster they have made?