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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Not Contaminated!

So I heard a sermon today that I had to take issue with.  The minister said that when Jesus touched the leper that He became contaminated.  I believe this to be a heresy.  Our major founder EGW has this to say about Jesus and his nature. 
http://whiteestate.org/  "The work of Christ in cleansing the leper from his terrible disease is an illustration of His work in cleansing the soul from sin. The man who came to Jesus was "full of leprosy." Its deadly poison permeated his whole body. The disciples sought to prevent their Master from touching him; for he who touched a leper became himself unclean. But in laying His hand upon the leper, Jesus received no defilement. His touch imparted life-giving power. The leprosy was cleansed. Thus it is with the leprosy of sin,--deep-rooted, deadly, and impossible to be cleansed by human power. "The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores." Isa. 1:5, 6. But Jesus, coming to dwell in humanity, receives no pollution."  http://drc.whiteestate.org/files/4953.pdf   " He took pleasure in discharging His obligations to His parents and to society, without yielding His principles or being contaminated with the impure influence surrounding Him at Nazareth."  http://drc.whiteestate.org/files/3082.pdf  Please, please be careful who you listen to and what they are teaching.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Compromise

 A View of the Shaking
For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel. Eze. 38:19.
I saw some, with strong faith and agonizing cries, pleading with God. Their countenances were pale and marked with deep anxiety, expressive of their internal struggle. Firmness and great earnestness was expressed in their countenances; large drops of perspiration fell from their foreheads....
Evil angels crowded around, pressing darkness upon them to shut out Jesus from their view, that their eyes might be drawn to the darkness that surrounded them, and thus they be led to distrust God and murmur against Him. Their only safety was in keeping their eyes directed upward. Angels of God had charge over His people, and as the poisonous atmosphere of evil angels was pressed around these anxious ones, the heavenly angels were continually wafting their wings over them to scatter the thick darkness.
As the praying ones continued their earnest cries, at times a ray of light from Jesus came to them, to encourage their hearts and light up their countenances. Some, I saw, did not participate in this work of agonizing and pleading. They seemed indifferent and careless.... The angels of God... went to the aid of the earnest, praying ones. . . . But His angels left those who made no effort to help themselves, and I lost sight of them.
I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness of the Laodiceans. . . .
My attention was then turned to the company I had seen, who were mightily shaken. . . . The company of guardian angels around them had been doubled, and they were clothed with an armor from their head to their feet. . . .
I heard those clothed with the armor speak forth the truth with great power. It had effect....I asked what had made this great change. An angel answered, "It is the latter rain, the refreshing from the presence of the Lord, the loud cry of the third angel."
http://www.whiteestate.org/devotional/ofc/07_12.asp?TextOnly=1  http://www.whiteestate.org/books/mol/Chapt47.html
Jeremiah 6:16 "Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. 17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.  18 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.  19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it."
    My heart is saddened by the continual compromise that I have seen coming into my church.  There are some that have stopped paying tithe to the church due to not agreeing with the way that the church is run.  There are others that are allowing people who do not adhere to the principles of the church to not only become baptized but also to hold positions within the church.  Don't even get me started on the compromise with music.  I even heard someone give a sermon that the church is babylon and that we should come out of her!  People were saying amen and nodding their heads.  I could not believe what I was hearing!  I locked eyes with the speaker at one point and he knew that I was not falling for his arguments.  An evil gleem shone from his eyes and I knew I had to get out of that place immediately!  I have written blogs on tithing and on our church not being babylon.  What saddened me most recently is that our church has already split once and while I joined those who split, I now feel a deep sense of shame.  Not because of joining this group but because the new group once so pure in motive have also accepted compromise.  They would not listen when I attempted to bring this to the leader's attention.  I don't know where to go from here or what to do.  I have lost the ability to talk with them about this again.  I pray that God raises up someone else.  My heart is heavy for them.  I have begun a ten day fast and prayer for my church and my kids to return to God.  I don't say all of this for anyone to look at me as such a "good, moral" person, but because of a deep sense of sadness for what I have seen.  God is coming sooooooooooooo very soon.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE God help my church and my kids come back to you.
     On a different note, kind of, if anyone actually reads these, please say a prayer for my children.  The oldest is a believer but has started working on the Sabbath, more compromise.  The youngest has gone way off the deep end, drinking (even though he isn't old enough), smoking and even getting into the occult world.  My heart breaks.  God please wake all of them up someway, somehow!  Whatever it takes to get their attention, that's what I pray for this Mother's day weekend.
     Before anyone disagrees with any of my premises on the compromises in our church, catch up on past blogs regarding these subjects, especially about tithe and the church not being babylon!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Protection

A few nights ago I had a dream that someone had drop kicked an infant.

I rushed over to where the baby landed to find them in a plastic bubble. The baby was perfectly fine. I thought to myself that it was lucky that it had such good protection. I decided that I would take the baby home and feed it. Upon closer inspection the bubble that was protecting the baby was also going to prevent it from eating. As I said the words, "But how will you eat?" I woke up. The only way for that infant to get nourishment would have been to strip away the protective bubble that had protected it from harm. I am reminded that a baby can't stay in a bubble forever. Sometimes God allows our circumstances to strip away our earthly protections. Jobs that we think are so important or anything else that we cling to for security. In order to learn to trust and depend on Jesus more fully and in order that we might feed more on His word. Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  1 Corinthians 3:2 (KJV)  I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.  I had a good job, I was doing all the things that I thought that I needed to do to make a living.  In October I got hurt and was unable to work.  I haven't worked since the 25th of October and yet God has sustained me.  It has given me the chance to dig into God's Word and lean into Him for my faith.  Well on Monday I got a call that my job has been terminated because I haven't been able to go and the next day I got a call that my surgeon will not do surgery on me without payment up front.  Without surgery I cannot work and without work I have no money to pay surgeon.  I have NO idea what God is up to!  All I know is that my bubble has been stripped away.  God is on the Move is all I know.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTzb0SpJfjw

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Romans 8:1

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. The more I'm attacked the more I am sure of three things: 1. God is with me 2. I am on the right track and 3. Jesus is coming so very soon. The constant attacks cause me to cling more and more to Jesus.
Revelation 12:12 (KJV)
"Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"
Lost my job the other day due to being unable to work for the last 6 months. Health insurance didn't allow me to have the back surgery that I needed, so I can't work. Today took me to the foot of the cross once again. I get so impatient for others to wake up to the fact that Jesus is on His way. I feel like a kid at 4:30 in the morning on Christmas morning and my parent's are STILL asleep! I want to jump on the bed and say WAKE UP! A Godly woman reminded me today to have patience.
Luke 21:19 (KJV)
"In your patience possess ye your souls."
2 Corinthians 6:4 (KJV)
"But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,"
James 1:4 (KJV)
"But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."
Romans 5:3 (KJV)
"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;"
So my prayer for patience before went something like this; Lord give me patience and give it to me right now. Yeah I know... it doesn't work like that. The weariness and loneliness bogs me down sometimes. Trusting in God's timing is so hard, when you think you know how things are supposed to go.
Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." and verse "Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him."

Friday, April 27, 2018

The snake looses

Recently the enemy of our souls has been hard at work in attacking me.  Frequently at night there has been a heavy presence that seems to be crushing the life right out of me.  I cannot move or breath.  I barely eek out the name of Jesus and then the presence flees.  This has occurred sometimes twice in a night. On one such occasion a bright light came from the other side of my room, smashed into the darkness and disappeared through the wall on the opposite side.  I knew that God was intervening on my behalf and I awakened praising Him.  I have slept with my Bible right next to me.  I went so far as to literally paint the name of Jesus on the door frame in the bedroom and both doors that lead to outside.  I called and spoke to a minister of my church who talked with me for about 45 minutes.  This gave me great hope and a reassurance.  Occasionally I also dream about a snake attacking me.  I always awake just before the snake strikes.  Last night's dream was so different.  I was again dreaming about a snake but this time it wasn't coming after me it was hiding beneath a stairwell behind something that was on the stairs.  I was fearful and I didn't want it to strike anyone who might be on the stairs, so I faced it, reached behind whatever was on the stairs, grabbed the snake by the neck, took a deep shaky breath and wrung it's neck and I didn't let it go until I knew it was dead! I praise God for His work in crushing the serpents power!  God's work on the cross allows us to have the victory over sin and satan.  I am just full this morning of singing the praises of my Maker and my King, Jesus Christ who gives me the victory!!! God has even been speaking through my local radio station by the songs that seem to have lined up to be played right now!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Lm_rvd9sc   The song is Shelter by Carrollton.  A little rocky, but the message I love.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL7WLyCzql8  Priceless by King and Country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzGAYNKDyIU  Redeemed By Big Daddy Weave.  God is soooooooo awesome!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Resurrection morning is coming

18 long years have come and gone since the day my daddy took his last breaths.  We had talked before he died about the Lord's soon return.  As I sit here listening to a record, yes a record, but it's on Youtube, of George Beverly Shea singing ,"The King is Coming!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0v35yVIL5Q  I know that THE King IS COMING and it is so much sooner than any might expect!  The enemy of our souls continues to attack me.  Last night was no exception.  I had awakened just before 2am to see if I could see the meteor shower but it was too cloudy so I went back to bed and prayed for everyone I know until I fell back asleep.  But, back to that fateful day 18 years ago; It was a Sabbath, the 22 of 2000.  I wrote this that morning about my step mother:

My hollow eyes have seen
The misery that awaits us all
Death in all its horror
Life is but a dream.
Where is the value in life?
I've seen it in her saddened eyes
So tender, so kind, so loving,
That's what it's all about.

Since it was Easter that weekend, I knew that the Sabbath sermon would be about the resurrection.  Imagine sitting through a sermon on the resurrection knowing that your dad was laying dying!  Yes there is hope of the resurrection because Jesus died and rose for us.  Such a hopeful message, not on the typical Jesus' resurrection but on the resurrection of Lazarus.  I just cried through the whole thing!  After service my step sister and her husband distracted me some by going mushroom hunting, morel hunting season was in full swing.  But then we got the call, come home NOW!  It won't be long now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBrVyeUxDBc Heritage singers, "It won't be long" 9:25pm Nurse pronounces daddy gone.  Asleep peacefully, the long turmoil over, rest now till Jesus comes. Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Not a prophet (ess)

When I was awakened between the hours of 2 and 3am this morning. Two things popped into my head.  I tried to go back to sleep but was failing miserably.  The harder I tried to sleep the more these two things went through my head.  I am not saying that I know anything specific only that until I got up and found them and posted them on FB, I could not sleep.  So I did (find and post them) and then crawled back into bed and fell instantly asleep!  So what are these two things?  The meteor shower taking place this weekend.; which is best seen this Sabbath night early Sunday morning. Link here: https://www.space.com/40348-lyrid-meteor-shower-2018-what-to-expect.html  The second thing that was going through my head was this:  John 4:35 (KJV) "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."  
Since I awoke at a better hour this morning this song has been going through my head:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atPmJDE_xQY   The King IS Coming! Praise God!!!