Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death (James 1:15).
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Addiction to the Sin Virus

By Dionne Sabbay Thompson
August 7, 2010 (Revised)

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By definition, “…sin is the transgression of the law” (See Exodus 20 and 1John 3:4). From the summer to the fall of 1844, Adventism was at its purest state (Revelation 3:7-13, Great Controversy pages 401-403). In 1859, however because of failure to adhere to the Word, this corporate body became lukewarm (Testimonies for the Church Volume1 page 186). Revelation 6:9-11 unveils truth regarding the fifth seal, revealing that symbolically, the blood of the dead saints are crying “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth” (Revelation 6:10)? The Adventist world has been delaying this resolution, as before Christ can return, there must be a remnant of 144,000 fully ripe in Christian Character, vindicating God’s Character and Government; answering the inconclusive question regarding the great controversy between the kingdoms of righteousness and iniquity, by demonstration. “Regarding character development, wisdom is the righteous use of knowledge, and sin is the unrighteous use of knowledge (Exodus 20, Isaiah 32:17, Romans 13:10, 14:23, 1Corinthians 13:4-8, 1John 3:4). Power without God’s Wisdom is destructive, and wisdom without righteous power is useless (Proverbs 11:19, Luke 1:17, Romans 1:20, 1Corinthians 2:4-5, James 1:15)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 100].

The Kingdom of Grace was the immediate remedy for the son of God’s sin issue on earth. “The kingdom of grace was instituted immediately after the fall of man, when a plan was devised for the redemption of the guilty race” (Great Controversy page 347). As a direct result of Adam’s transgression, his reproductive line became perverted by sin, similar to when grape juice becomes fermented and tainted, unable to be restored to its unfermented state. Solely God can restore a human spirit to complete holiness or sanctity, protecting its contents from the second death (1Corinthians 15:45, Revelation 20:14)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 46].

“Christians must reform their ways, teaching the world about the need to abstain from worldly, earthly appetites and lusts: unhealthful diets, smoking, alcohol consumption, dangerous meat eating, caffeine consumption, pornography, television addiction, diabolical video games, cursing, worldly adornment, attending bars and worldly concerts, just to mention a few (1Corinthians 6:19, 10:31, Manuscript Releases Volume 18 page 353, The Ministry of Healing page 332)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 83].

Although Moses was the first to be raised from the dead, Yeshua/Christ being the eighth raised from the dead, represents Preeminence: and, He is the first fruits of them that slept; representing the resting righteous saints (1Corinthians 15:20). “Within Hebrews 11:40, Paul elaborates on the harvest principle, concluding that beginning from Abel, the first righteous martyr, the Word describes biblical history leading directly into the Dark ages, edifying that ‘God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect’” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection pages 24-25]. Paul edifies that the dead in Christ shall rise first, at the Second Advent, dependent on the righteous living’s character perfection in the Lord (1Thessalonians 4:16-18). All the dead in Christ were dependent on Christ’s sinless life and resurrection: as “… Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles” (Acts 26:23). Both Moses and Elijah were on the mount of transfiguration as a means of motivation for Christ and his disciples (Matthew 17:1-12).

A trumpet in biblical terms signifies a warning of impending judgment. Whenever we hear the terms former and latter rain, it applies to the Adventist World. The Message of the latter rain is designed to effect a healing, reformation and restoration process among Advent Believers. The loud cry message was designed to restore what was lost within the starting generations, yet sadly the fact that we are still here on earth means that the Corporate church has failed to heed the final cry of the True Witness (Revelation 18:1-5). 2Chronicles 20:15-26 reveals that Jehoshaphat and company were victorious as they left their battle to God. “Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's” (2Chronicles 20:15). Similarly, in July of 2010, the battle is not ours: it is God’s battle.

There will be two harvests. “At the close of the world’s probation, there will be two separate and distinct harvests. Revelation 14 mentions a harvest of both righteousness and iniquity, and both crops will grow unto full maturity. Incidentally, God’s mercy has been extended (Early Writings pages 36-38). Sincere believers must not however consider the extension of God’s mercy as untimely, but it is in fact His righteous extension of mercy and grace, as since 1844 A.D., following Christ’s movement into the Most Holy apartment of the Heavenly sanctuary: He has bore long with His saints, pleading for their complete sealing. Followers of Christ must thus reproduce His character, preparing for the righteous harvest’s reaping involving God’s pure and true remnant (Mark 4:26-29, Revelation 14:14-16, The Faith I Live By page 287)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection pages 35-36]. When the wicked are fully aware of the cause of sin and its originator, Satan, they will turn swords on themselves and other wicked individuals; similar to what occurred during the war of Jehoshaphat. All those that take up there sword to kill will perish by the sword. “Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword” (Matthew 26:52). God’s government bears principles contrary to the destructive kingdoms of Satan (John 8:44, 18:36; 1John 4:8, 16, 19).

Regarding the parable of the wheat and the tares, “God’s third angel of Revelation 14:6-12 ‘ the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly
Garner’ (Early Writings page 118)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 15]. The Message of Righteousness by faith is the Third Angel’s message, as historically EGW writes that many pondered this essential question. “’Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of justification by faith is the third angel’s message, and I have answered, ‘It is the third angel’s message in verity’ (1Selected Messages page 372)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 94].

In 2010, while polluting planet earth, sin functions as a deadly pathogen, causing destruction. God’s remnant will however be victorious over this deadly viral contagion, manifesting Christlike characters that are harvest ripe or mature with the fruit of the Holy Spirit, while triumphing over sin (Matthew 5:48, James 1:12-15, 1John 3:8-9).

Iniquity Causes Destruction, A Separation From God's Righteousness

By Dionne Sabbay Thompson August 2nd 2009

The Deceiver, Satan, has formulated two Worldwide erroneous Judgment Days: May 21, 2011 and December 21, 2012. Such deceptions, once accepted, function as delaying mechanisms, providing a false sense of security, de-emphasizing the priority of urgent well-needed Character Perfecting goals and Victory over sin (Matthew 5:48, 1John 3:9). "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father" (Matthew 24:35-37, Mark 13:32-37).

While de-popularizing and ridiculing the pursuit of undefiled biblical Truth and its "Berean-minded" Seekers, Satan has darkened the minds of human beings concerning God’s Character and Law with lies and false accusations (Isaiah 8:20, Acts 17:10-11, Revelation 12:17, 14:12). However, it remains clear that Satan is a deceiver, liar and murderer from the beginning (John 8:44, Revelation 12:9). Satan has represented God’s law of love falsely as a law of selfishness, declaring that mankind should instead obey the precepts of self-righteousness. Concerning the fall of Adam and Eve, Satan has made claims that God is responsible for sin, destruction and death. Christ entered our world to unveil satanic deceptions, exposing that “...God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). 1 John 5:3 reveals that we must keep His Ten Commandments, and that they are not grievous, revealing that God is love and His nature is love (1John 4:8, 16, 19). Satan suggested that there is darkness in God and that His Ten Commandments are grievous, and thus in Revelations 12:9 we learn that Satan is a deceiver, misguiding the entire world regarding the Ten Commandments, the Character of God. The Great Deceiver has caused a wrong concept of God’s law. Satan at the origin of the mystery of iniquity claimed that there is darkness in God; however, Christ came to reveal eternal TRUTH that the Ten Commandments [God's Immutable Character Transcript] are to be kept, as they are not grievous (Exodus 20).

Satan has misrepresented God’s law of love as a law of selfishness, suggesting that God is a dictator, disallowing freedom of choice (Romans 5:5, Desire of Ages page 21, Steps to Christ page 77). The Great deceiver has minimized the issue of sin, portraying God as an unjust Creator who is dark and persecutory. Christ came however, to reveal the light of God’s unchanging love. Revealing that our Creator is truly ADORABLE, God has provided mankind with freedom of choice, allowing the development of genuine character and happiness. Creating humans as robots would not have provided spontaneity and the output of genuine love. God gave mankind genuine freedom of choice, allowing mankind to choose their behaviors, its results and consequences.

Sin is destructive. Fallen nature sadly may perceive sin as being sweet and appealing, however, by principle, sin separates righteousness and wisdom from power. All the powers made by God, are made under the control of wisdom and righteousness. Whenever power is separated from wisdom and righteousness, it becomes perverted and prone to disaster. Before the flood and before the fall of man, no hurricanes and storms were present. All power was under the righteous power of God, every creative power worked perfectly under infinite righteousness, producing only good. When Adam voted Satan’s government into planet earth, sin began to separate power from wisdom and righteousness. Wisdom is the righteous use of power to produce good. Sin separates power from wisdom and righteousness fully due to its falsifying, perverting nature (Romans 6:23, James 1:15, 1John 3:4).

Natural disasters are a direct result of satanic sin, controlling the world with perverted power, resulting in disaster (Revelation 16:1-21). Similar to the human body, we have organs that require God’s power to control its function in perfection, protecting it from destruction and death. Romans 5:12 proves that disease and human death, are as the result of sin. Sadly, humankind’s act of diverting from the righteous and wise power of God caused self-destruction, leading into death. Mankind’s perverted, sinful diet and lifestyle choices have caused human destruction and consequential death. Romans 6:23 edifies that “… the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”.

Sin is a malignant contagion. Although Satan presents sin as attractive and appealing to the senses, sin is malignant and produces death, perverting perfect wisdom and righteousness in God's creations. Satan camouflages the cancerous disease of sin by deceiving the masses, but sin ultimately produces death (James 1:15). Selfishness and self-exaltation are principles of Satan's worldly governments. God is love (1John 4:8, 16, 19). It was God’s intention that all of God’s creations live under the complete righteous power of unchanging, eternal love (Romans 1:20, 5:5). The state of planet earth today can be attributed to selfishness and self-exaltation, a principle of Satan’s spiritual kingdoms and government. God intended that His creations would live under the provisions of His perfect, eternal, self-sacrificing government. At the point of Adam’s disobedience, selfishness entered the universe.

Originating in Heaven, the conflict between God and Satan’s government has become localized on planet earth and freewill permits mankind to choose righteousness or sin. If one chooses God’s government and righteous power, they will receive eternal life, however, conversely if one chooses selfishness, Satan’s government, a perverted power, they will taste the second death (Revelation 20:14). James 1:15 edifies that sin is like a cancer, resulting only in death. The world reflects sin as sweet and attractive, causing Worldians to believe that God is a destroyer interrupting their fun, a deceptive teaching of Satan (Revelations 12:9). God is unchanging and the use of force contrasts His Divine Principles (Desire of Ages page 22):

"And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon [as per Strong's Concordance Hebrew, meaning destroying angel], but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon [as per Strong's Concordance Greek, meaning destroying angel]" (Revelation 9:11).

"The exercise of force is contrary to the principles of God's government; He desires only the service of love; and love cannot be commanded; it cannot be won by force or authority" (Desire of Ages page 22).

"God could have destroyed Satan and his sympathizers as easily as one can cast a pebble to the earth; but He did not do this. Rebellion was not to be overcome by force. Compelling power is found only under Satan's government" (Desire of Ages page 759).

"It is thus that the great deceiver seeks to conceal his own work. By stubborn rejection of divine love and mercy, the Jews had caused the protection of God to be withdrawn from them, and Satan was permitted to rule them according to his will" (Great Controversy page 35).

Undeniably, sin is malignant requiring a cure. Christ Jesus is the sole cure for sin, allowing the unselfish, infinite, eternal love of God to deliver mankind from the bondage, darkness and selfishness of sin. Christ achieved our victory over iniquity, as He was born into sinful fallen flesh, the second and last Adam, embracing all mankind, resisting temptation; and remaining fully under the will and control of His Father’s love (John 16:33, Hebrews 4:15, 1Corinthians 15:45-58). Christ exercised complete faith, perfectly exhibiting the love of God for us, tasting the second death for the righteous, setting His saints free while preserving their positions in His eternal kingdom (John 3:15). By faith, those who obey and receive God’s mercy will be delivered from the perversion of sin and its deceptive unrighteous powers. The University of Heaven will be a wonderful experience for those who choose to align with God’s righteous empowering government, receiving wisdom and the perfect, infinite power of God (Romans 1:20, 2Peter 3:18). Christ’s righteousness is a free gift (Ephesians 2:8-10, Philippians 3:9-11). Galatians 5:6 edifies that faith works through perfect love, as we fully surrender to God, keeping His non-grievous Ten Commandments, the Decalogue, written with the finger of God (Exodus 20, 31:18).

God’s remnant will keep His character transcript, the Ten Commandments, adhering to perfect righteous power, love and wisdom, abstaining from selfish principles and the perverted power of sin that results in death (Deuteronomy 6:4, Proverbs 8:22-36, John 1:1-3,14, Romans 1:16-20, 5:1-5, 1Corinthians 1:30). Christ came to unveil all satanic deceptions, revealing that God is complete light and within Him there is no darkness (1John 1:5). God’s love is eternal, infinite and unconditional: it is a love that made a supreme sacrifice, as God sacrificed His only begotten Son for the cause of sin in our planet earth (John 3:16). Overcomers thus require God’s perfect sin remedy, which separates us from the condition of the world today, a planet contaminated with iniquity (Revelation 2:7, 3:21). Mankind must thus love each other, while clothed with Christ’s perfect righteousness. God is not the author of sin or death, but He is the author of Eternal life, granting all complete sovereignty, a plan of salvation centered in Jesus Christ, bringing those who choose to accept Him back to everlasting righteousness, the Law of Life, the Spirit of Beneficence (Daniel 9:24, Romans 5:5, Steps to Christ page 77, Desire of Ages page 21).

Henceforth, while engaged in God's willful actions and behaviors, may we all remain fixed on Christ, receiving His SEAL in our foreheads, preparing for TRANSLATION (1Corinthians 15:51-53, Revelation 14:1).

Does Iniquity's Ripening Trigger the 7 Last Plagues?

by Dionne Sabbay Thompson
March 20, 2010

Revelation 16:8-9 "And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory".
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The great time of Trouble ahead contains vital issues. The war began in Heaven. Revelation 12:7-17 indicates that there was war in heaven. The war which Lucifer, renamed Satan, commenced in Heaven, will complete itself on earth. Satan lost the war in heaven, later bringing His principles of government to this planet earth, where Adam and Eve voted the government of Satan in, by way of transgression, causing sin and iniquity to be concentrated on this Earth.

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Christ always manifested agape, unselfish love, the Spirit of Beneficence (1John 4:16, Steps to Christ page 77, Desire of Ages pages 20-21). Satan used demons and human beings to heap hurt and punishment on Christ Jesus, however, Yeshua responded with agape love, responding with benevolence, as Christ never retaliated. If one rejects God’s love and mercy one will eventually self-destruct by way of the principle of sin, as sin is functional and cancerous in nature (James 1:14-15). Christ, although He died at Calvary, was raised up as the Conqueror of sin, triumphing over the earth's sin problem (John 16:33). 1John 3:4 edifies that “...sin is the transgression of the law” (Christ's character transcript), defining that who ever commits sin is of Satan, thus the son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the Devil (1John 3:8). God only uses the principle of love; and Satan uses cruelty, hatred and torture, attempting to force Christ's remnant to depart from the character of Christ and plan of salvation. Christ destroyed Satan’s deceptive lies and plan through love (John 19:30).

Similarly, God’s people during the end times will not have weapons but they will be dependent on God’s love. Spiritual Babylon will have technology and weapons on their side, and by attacking God’s people, they will be attacking Christ (Revelation 17:14). God’s people however will be victorious in the end, as when the close of probation occurs, the Seven last plagues will outpour, causing the wicked to turn on each other blaming their “False Protestant” “Evangelical Ministers” for their fraudulent secret rapture teachings and Sunday pagan teachings (Revelation 14:19-20).

The Lord is merciful and gracious, forgiving iniquity and transgression from sin. The Lord is slow to anger, the act of punishment is strange to God (Psalms 103:8, 145:8). The giving up and separation is a "strange act", occurring when men have separated from God, demonstrated by them accepting the Mark of the Beast, granting Satan permission to work his will. "For our eternally loving Father, “giving up” His creatures to sinful destruction is a “strange act” (Romans 1:24, 26, 28, James 1:14-15, 1John 4:16, 1:5). 'How shall I give thee up, Ephraim?...', 'I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city' (Hosea 11:8, 9)" [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 42].

Similar to the life choices of Adam, God will give them up to the life choice that they have made. God does everything in righteousness, right-doing, consistent with the character and law of God, the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20). When you see the populace receiving God’s wrath unmingled with mercy,this means that they have rejected every effort on God’s behalf to save them. At this stage, God would have no recourse but to give the guilty what they have chosen, the cup of wrath unmixed with mercy. Thus, they have rejected all the mercy that God would have given them.

The unmingled wrath from Revelations 14:9-10 will be poured out, similar to Egypt’s plagues, however they will be unmingled with mercy. Egypt oppressed God’s people, in spite of God’s love for Egypt as God saved Egypt from starvation through Joseph. Because the Pharaoh chose to oppress God’s people, the Most High bore long with Egypt, until iniquity in Egypt was ripened causing the cup of God’s wrath to be poured out. If Pharaoh was repentant and mindful, he could have avoided all these judgments. The plagues upon Egypt will be similar to what will occur in the end time, however, the end time will be global, because the world and its NEW WORLD ORDER would have rejected the everlasting gospel and mercy of God. The last invitation of mercy is being presented now, and its rejection will cause probation to close for the world, followed by God’s wrath (Revelation 22:11).

Toxic waste has created issues for mankind, eradicating all the life form in the sea, causing terrible diseases. As terrible as God’s afflictions will be, the righteous will be untouched, obtaining privileges above angels at the throne of God (Revelation 3:21). Revelation 16:2-6 exemplifies God’s wrath set forth. Those that chose to be found guilty, will possess the same iniquitous spirit and receive the wrath of God. What they reap will be a function of what they have sown (Galatians 6:7-8). The harvest of the field will wither and perish. The rivers of water will dry up and there shall be many dead bodies in all places, because of the intense heat of the sun. Drought will be global and the animals will be dying for starvation. There will be a tremendous scarcity of food and starvation will be on a massive scale, but God’s people are reassured that their bread and water is sure (Isaiah 33:16-17). This is not God’s doing, but it is the choice of those who rejected God’s sustenance, causing Satan to be replaced as their Creator and Sustainer. All the plagues thus far have been mingled with mercy, but in the final judgment, God’s wrath will be poured out without mixture. Christ, as we know is standing in the Most Holy Apartment of the Heavenly Sanctuary, pleading His blood for all those who are willing to accept it.

The Tsunami on December 26, 2004 was mixed with mercy, yet 200,000 plus people were destroyed in a matter of hours. Just imagine what will happen when God’s mercy is removed, the numbers will be staggering. The amount of human loss will be beyond belief, in that day. Famines will be rampant. Thus, we must take advantage of studying and taking heed to the Word of God, finding time to study the Word of the Lord. Famines will emerge from north, east, south and west, thus we must fortify our minds with the truth.

The people of God will not be free from suffering (Zechariah 13:9, Malachi 3:1-3). If you are a child of God persecution will purify you, as God’s people, but they will not be murmuring and complaining, not being left to perish (Great Controversy pages 621-622). God’s remnant are now under the training of preparing for the challenges and obstacles. Now the times are easy. God will not snatch us from the earth or rain MANNA from heaven as he did Ancient Israel, but we will have difficult times. Challenging times is part of our training and preparation for deliverance from this earth. During the time of harvest, the remnant will be satisfied, we may not have three square meals a day but, we will be satisfied (Isaiah 33:16-17).

Revelation 8:5 thus represents an administration of wrath announcing the close of probation, mercy has ceased the administration has changed and judgment has been executed. God’s angel does not however do the destruction, but he signals and shows that mercy has expired and wrath has begun. The gathering, another harvest, has now commenced for those who were ripened in iniquity. Both harvests will come to maturity. There will be a harvest for both righteousness and iniquity. God’s mercy has been extended. We must not count the extension of God’s mercy as being untimeliness, but it is mercy (Early Writings pages 36-38). We must become more like Christ, preparing for the harvest of God’s remnant, 144,000 in number.

Revelation 14:19 denotes a harvest of those that would have rejected the light of God ripening in iniquity, being cast into the great wine press of God’s wrath, corresponding with Revelation 8:5. These latter verses of Revelation 14 prove that probation has closed and judgment has begun its execution. The qualities of Revelation 14:1-5 will we manifested by God’s remnant.

Revelation 14:20 mentions the wine press being trodden without the city and the blood came out of the winepress, thus this last gathering represents those who are not apart of God’s people. Such a body of unrighteous believers will be gathered, receiving God’s wrath, symbolically being juiced and being extracted once probation is closed. The grapes will be mashed and the juice will run out of the winepress.

The wicked will be separated from God and the winepress is the wrath of God. The winepress’ blood represents that they will slaughter each other during the time of Jacob’s Time of Trouble, turning against the false teachers. The weapons that they have to destroy God’s people will be turned on each other, the false teachers and the religious leaders. The bloodshed will be such that it is compared to wine running out of the winepress. God will not be doing any destruction, nor will His angels, it will be the wicked turning on their leaders. When the wicked are separated from the mercy of God, every man becomes an enemy, as God’s wrath will become fully developed, unmingled with mercy.

When Christ returns He will return, having nothing to do with destruction or sin, as He will be returning to claim His righteous harvest/remnant (Mark 4:29, Revelation 14:14-16). There will be some that remain alive, not tasting death until the return of Christ, surviving the plagues, right up to the Second Advent, the 144,000 (Revelation 6:17, 7:1-4).

Christ's Return Delayed by the Righteous Remnant

Quotations taken from the inspired writings of EGW:

"God had committed to His people a work to be accomplished on earth. The third angel's message was to be given, the minds of believers were to be directed to the heavenly sanctuary, where Christ had entered to make atonement for His people. The Sabbath reform was to be carried forward. The breach in the law of God must be made up. The message must be proclaimed with a loud voice, that all the inhabitants of earth might receive the warning. The people of God must purify their souls through obedience to the truth, and be prepared to stand without fault before Him at His coming. 

     Had Adventists, after the great disappointment in 1844, held fast their faith and followed on unitedly in the opening providence of God, receiving the message of the third angel and in the power of the Holy Spirit proclaiming it to the world, they would have seen the salvation of God, the Lord would have wrought mightily with their efforts, the work would have been completed, and Christ would have come ere this to receive His people to their reward. But in the period of doubt and uncertainty that followed the disappointment, many of the advent believers yielded their faith. . . . Thus the work was hindered, and the world was left in darkness. Had the whole Adventist body united upon the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, how widely different would have been our history! 

     It was not the will of God that the coming of Christ should be thus delayed. God did not design that His people, Israel, should wander forty years in the wilderness. He promised to lead them directly to the land of Canaan, and establish them there a holy, healthy, happy people. But those to whom it was first preached, went not in "because of unbelief." Their hearts were filled with murmuring, rebellion, and hatred, and He could not fulfill His covenant with them. 

     For forty years did unbelief, murmuring, and rebellion shut out ancient Israel from the land of Canaan. The same sins have delayed the entrance of modern Israel into the heavenly Canaan. In neither case were the promises of God at fault. It is the unbelief, the worldliness, unconsecration, and strife among the Lord's professed people that have kept us in this world of sin and sorrow so many years.--Manuscript 4, 1883" (Evangelism 695-696).

     "At the commencement of the holy Sabbath, January 5, 1849, we engaged in prayer with Brother Belden's family at Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and the Holy Ghost fell upon us. I was taken off in vision to the most holy place, where I saw Jesus still interceding for Israel. On the bottom of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate. Then I saw that Jesus would not leave the most holy place until every case was decided either for salvation or destruction, and that the wrath of God could not come until Jesus had finished His work in the most holy place, laid off His priestly attire, and clothed Himself with the garments of vengeance. Then Jesus will step out from between the Father and man, and God will keep silence no longer, but pour out His wrath on those who have rejected His truth. I saw that the anger of the nations, the wrath of God, and the time to judge the dead were separate and distinct, one following the other, also that Michael had not stood up, and that the time of trouble, such as never was, had not yet commenced. The nations are now getting angry, but when our High Priest has finished His work in the sanctuary, He will stand up, put on the garments of vengeance, and then the seven last plagues will be poured out. 

     I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus' work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues. These plagues enraged the wicked against the righteous; they thought that we had brought the judgments of God upon them, and that if they could rid the earth of us, the plagues would then be stayed. A decree went forth to slay the saints, which caused them to cry day and night for deliverance. This was the time of Jacob's trouble. Then all the saints cried out with anguish of spirit, and were delivered by the voice of God. The 144,000 triumphed. Their faces were lighted up with the glory of God. Then I was shown a company who were howling in agony. On their garments was written in large characters, "Thou art weighed in the balance, and found wanting." I asked who this company were. The angel said, "These are they who have once kept the Sabbath and have given it up." I heard them cry with a loud voice, "We have believed in Thy coming, and taught it with energy." And while they were speaking, their eyes would fall upon their garments and see the writing, and then they would wail aloud. I saw that they had drunk of the deep waters, and fouled the residue with their feet--trodden the Sabbath underfoot-- and that was why they were weighed in the balance and found wanting.

     Then my attending angel directed me to the city again, where I saw four angels winging their way to the gate of the city. They were just presenting the golden card to the angel at the gate when I saw another angel flying swiftly from the direction of the most excellent glory, and crying with a loud voice to the other angels, and waving something up and down in his hand. I asked my attending angel for an explanation of what I saw. He told me that I could see no more then, but he would shortly show me what those things that I then saw meant. 

     Sabbath afternoon one of our number was sick, and requested prayers that he might be healed. We all united in applying to the Physician who never lost a case, and while healing power came down, and the sick was healed, the Spirit fell upon me, and I was taken off in vision.
     I saw four angels who had a work to do on the earth, and were on their way to accomplish it. Jesus was clothed with priestly garments. He gazed in pity on the remnant, then raised His hands, and with a voice of deep pity cried, "My blood, Father, My blood, My blood, My blood!" Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from God, who sat upon the great white throne, and was shed all about Jesus. Then I saw an angel with a commission from Jesus, swiftly flying to the four angels who had a work to do on the earth, and waving something up and down in his hand, and crying with a loud voice, "Hold! Hold! Hold! Hold! until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads." 

     I asked my accompanying angel the meaning of what I heard, and what the four angels were about to do. He said to me that it was God that restrained the powers, and that He gave His angels charge over things on the earth; that the four angels had power from God to hold the four winds, and that they were about to let them go; but while their hands were loosening, and the four winds were about to blow, the merciful eye of Jesus gazed on the remnant that were not sealed, and He raised His hands to the Father and pleaded with Him that He had spilled His blood for them. Then another angel was commissioned to fly swiftly to the four angels and bid them hold, until the servants of God were sealed with the seal of the living God in their foreheads" (Early Writings pages 36-38). 

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7 Steps to Character Purity and Victory Over Sin

by Dionne Sabbay Thompson August 25th 2009 (Revised)

"But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof" (Romans ).

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews 11:6).

"And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin" (Romans ).

Friends, please remember that the Loud Cry, the Fourth Angel's message, is the amplification or the swelling of the Third Angel's message of Righteousness by faith (Revelation 14:6-13, 18:1-4, Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers pages 91-92, Great Controversy chapters 38 and 39, 1Selected Messages page 372).

Historically, the Three Angels' Messages (Revelation 14:6-12) have left their mark, each Angel, reserving a space in Earth's history. The first Angel's message occurred in 1831 A.D., (Great Controversy page 331, Early Writings pages 232-237) the Second Angel's Message in 1844 A.D. (Summer), (Great Controversy page 389) and the Third Angel's Message in 1844 A.D. (Fall)(Great Controversy page 432). Herein lies our focus for this study, as the Loud Cry of the Third Angel's message is where we stand today in 2010, a time of judgment, where the populace's skepticism will increase, and devastation will visit the earth. The Lord and His Eternal power are causing a shaking on the earth by way of His straight testimony which will continue to its second shaking for Spiritual Babylon, as He is earnest to seal His chosen (Hebrews 12:26, 1Peter 4:17,Early Writings pages 269-271). Unquenchable earthly fires will devour refined estates; while navies, air crafts and railways experience calamities without a moment's warning. Probation for the world is closing: the end is near (Signs of the Times April 21st 1890 paragraph 11, 1Peter 4:17, Revelation 22:11). The onset of the Loud Cry Message, 1888, set forth the occurrence of Latter Rain, an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit, sent to revive the Seventh-day Adventist Church of its Laodicean condition which existed since 1859 (Testimonies For The Church Volume 1, page 185-186). Thus, it remains imperative that we study to shew ourselves approved unto God (2 Timothy ). We must search the scriptures daily for light and knowledge, as "The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple" (Psalms 119:130, 1Selected Messages 359 paragraph 2). Once God's chosen begin to study diligently, the enemy, Satan, will make every effort to attempt to shut out their light, thus it is imperative that our hearts be filled with the Word, Christ the Messiah (Galatians 4:19, Colossians 1:27).

Purposefully, the Latter rain (the Fourth Angel's message Revelation 18:1-4) provides an outpouring of righteous teachings, flowing through righteous Loud Cry messengers; for the Sealing and Sanctification of God's people (Zechariah 10:1, Joel 2:23, Romans 8:30, Ephesians 4:30, James 5:7, Revelation 7:1-4). Historically, we know that the Early and Former Rain, the Holy Spirit's Outpouring, began in 31 A.D. following the resurrection of Christ. “The Day of Pentecost, the Former Rain, Christ’s Coronation symbol, occurred fifty days following the Messiah’s resurrection (precisely seven Sabbaths after His resurrection: Leviticus 23:15-17; Psalms 110:4, 133:2; Acts 1:3-4, 2:1-5; Hebrews 6:20, 8:3-4). ‘In the heavenly courts, Christ, with the angels who had accompanied him to heaven, had been received’. ‘All the heavenly intelligences joined in this coronation service of their Lord’. ‘The pentecostal outpouring upon the disciples was heaven’s communication to them that his inauguration was complete’ (Review and Herald April 30, 1908 paragraph 6)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 13]. Praise God, as Christ's Victory at the Cross is a Joyous Event for all mankind HALLEJUAH, HALLEJUAH, HALLEJUAH (John ).

The 7 Steps to Character Purity and Victory over sin is the application of the righteous Third Angel's Message and Loud Cry to the remnant's CHARACTER EXPERIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT (Revelation 14:1-5). The righteous harvest's CHARACTER RIPENESS is essential for Christ's consequential reaping (Revelation -16). “I then saw the third angel.”“Said my accompanying angel, ‘Fearful is his work’. ‘Awful is his mission.’ ‘He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner’.‘These things should engross the whole mind, the whole attention’” (Early Writings page 118).“God's true remnant, 144,000 in number, will permanently and completely surrender to Yeshua; preparing for the LATTER RAIN, a divine outpouring, that will fill out the “ears” of corn and ripen the virtuous elect or good grain for the righteous harvest (Joel 2:23, Zechariah 10:1, Matthew 13:23-40, Mark 4:28)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection—back cover].

STEP #1. Abiding in Christ is paramount (John 15:1-7). Becoming best friends with Christ is the first step, telling Him everything about your life, confiding in Him fully, holding NOTHING back, having Him "formed in you" (Galatians 4:19). Additionally, we must accept His perfect Righteous Robe, clothing ourselves with it as a Shield against ungodliness (Ephesians 2:8-10, Philippians 3:9-11).

STEP #2. Praying for God the Father, the Pruner, to remove Character defects in your Character Experience, replacing them with the FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT is essential (John 15:1, Galatians 5:22-23). By exercising the Will of God, His remnant through His righteous power can resist temptation: as they fully surrender to God, for it is Him that "doeth the works" (Matthew 4:1-4, John , Hebrews , James 4:7).

STEP #3. Studying daily and advancing with the new light you receive, focusing on Reproducing the Character of Christ is required (Proverbs 4:18, 2Timothy 2:15, Revelation 14:1-5, Faith I live by page 333). "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." (Hosea 4:6). It is essential to have morning daily devotional time with the Lord. We should not permit anything to interfere with our relationship with God. If we neglect to spend time with God, we will suffer the consequences of such actions: we must refrain from making excuses. Jesus Christ made time for God the Father, spending morning hours in prayer with Him (Isaiah 50:4, Mark ). If we fully surrender to Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, will wake us up morning by morning, empowering us to pray (John ).

STEP #4. Keeping the Ten Commandments, the Character Transcript of God, containing the Sanctified Sabbath, a visible manifestation of the living Sealing Truth is nonnegotiable (Exodus 20, Ezekiel 20:12). "Far more sacredness is attached to the Sabbath than is given it by many professed Sabbathkeepers. The Lord has been greatly dishonored by those who have not kept the Sabbath according to the commandment, either in the letter or in the spirit. He calls for a reform in the observance of the Sabbath." (Testimonies for the Church Volume 6 page 353. Making the Life of Christ, your life, "following the Lamb whithersoever He goes" (Revelation 14:4). The people of God must understand the seriousness of the times. We must evacuate spiritually from Babylon, following God with NO COMPROMISE. Seventh-day Adventists must reform their ways, teaching the world about the need to abstain from worldly, earthly appetites and lusts: unhealthful diets, smoking, drinking alcohol, dangerous meat eating, caffeine consumption, pornography, television addiction, romance novels, diabolical video games, cursing, worldly adornment, attending bars and worldly concerts, just to mention a few (Revelation 18:1-4, Ministry of Healing pages 125-127, Testimonies for the Church volume 3 page 43, Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers page 445, 507).

STEP #5. Preparing for Redemption from Earth or Translation from Earth, receiving new Heavenly bodies is vital. Translation is death and resurrection instantaneously or in the "twinkling of an eye" (1Corinthians -52, 1Thessalonians -17, Revelation 14:3). Genesis 1:29 edifies: "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat". Now is the time to evaluate and apply the 8 LAWS OF HEALTH to our CHARACTER EXPERIENCES: "Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power--these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature's remedial agencies and how to apply them" (Ministry of Healing page 127).

STEP #6. Refuting FALSE Doctrines, like the Sunday rest, Immortality of the Soul and the Secret Rapture theory, remaining pure is critical (virgin-like), as Christ provided us with the undefiled WORD. False wine is False Doctrine (2Corinthians 11:2, Revelation 14:4, Great Controversy page 588).

STEP #7. Refraining from Deceitful ways and mannerisms is compulsory, as Guile means Deceit, Gossiping and Back-biting (1Peter ). Asking God to "create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me" (Psalms 51:10). "The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid" (Zephaniah ). "If we have in any manner defrauded or injured our brother, we should make restitution. If we have unwittingly borne false witness, if we have misstated his words, if we have injured his influence in any way, we should go to the ones with whom we have conversed about him, and take back all our injurious misstatements." (Mount of Blessing page 59).

Congratulations friend, as now you are a new creature in Christ! I can not wait to see you in heaven (2Corinthians ).

Christ loves you and He is returning soon (2Peter -15, Revelation -16).