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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Meat eating

Let not any of our ministers set an evil example in the eating of flesh meat. Let them and their families live up to the light of health reform. Let not our ministers animalize their own nature and the nature of their children. Children whose desires have not been restrained, are tempted not only to indulge in the common habits of intemperance, but to give loose rein to their lower passions, and to disregard purity and virtue. These are led on by Satan not only to corrupt their own bodies, but to whisper their evil communications to others. If parents are blinded by sin, they will often fail of discerning these things. CD 399.3. The Lord would bring His people into a position where they will not touch or taste the flesh of dead animals. Then let not these things be prescribed by any physicians who have a knowledge of the truth for this time. There is no safety in the eating of the flesh of dead animals, and in a short time the milk of the cows will also be excluded from the diet of God's commandment-keeping people. In a short time it will not be safe to use anything that comes from the animal creation. Those who take God at His word, and obey His commandments with the whole heart, will be blessed. He will be their shield of protection. But the Lord will not be trifled with. Distrust, disobedience, alienation from God's will and way, will place the sinner in a position where the Lord cannot give him His divine favor....

Again I will refer to the diet question. We cannot now do as we have ventured to do in the past in regard to meat eating. It has always been a curse to the human family, but now it is made particularly so in the curse which God has pronounced upon the herds of the field, because of man's transgression and sin. The disease upon animals is becoming more and more common, and our only safety now is in leaving meat entirely alone. The most aggravated diseases are now prevalent, and the very last thing that physicians who are enlightened should do, is to advise patients to eat meat. It is in eating meat so largely in this country that men and women are becoming demoralized, their blood corrupted, and disease planted in the system. Because of meat eating, many die, and they do not understand the cause. If the truth were known, it would bear testimony it was the flesh of animals that have passed through death. The thought of feeding on dead flesh is repulsive, but there is something besides this. In eating meat we partake of diseased dead flesh, and this sows its seed of corruption in the human organism. CD 411.3 - CD 412.1. At this stage of the earth's history, meat eating is dishonoring to God. It is meat eating and liquor drinking that are making the world as it was in the days of Noah. These things are strengthening the lower passions of human beings, animalizing the race. By giving way to base passions, man is corrupting body, soul, and spirit. The murders committed by men under the influence of strong drink show what a cruel, satanic spirit strong drink inspires in a man. Often the liquor sold is adulterated, poisoned; and those who drink it are made mad. Under its influence they show a satanic ferocity. They place themselves under Satan's control, and he works through them. 17LtMs, Lt 49, 1902, par. 41. I was shown that if God's people make no efforts on their part, but wait for the refreshing to come upon them and remove their wrongs and correct their errors; if they depend upon that to cleanse them from filthiness of the flesh and spirit, and fit them to engage in the loud cry of the third angel, they will be found wanting. The refreshing or power of God comes only on those who have prepared themselves for it by doing the work which God bids them, namely, cleansing themselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.—1867, Testimonies for the Church 1:619. 3TT 214.2

Friday, May 29, 2020

Patriarchs and Prophets

When one who professes to be a child of God becomes careless in doing His will, thereby influencing others to be irreverent and unmindful of the Lord's injunctions, it is still possible for his failures to be turned into victories if he will but accept reproof with true contrition of soul and return to God in humility and faith. The humiliation of defeat often proves a blessing by showing us our inability to do the will of God without His aid. PP 633.2

Thursday, May 28, 2020

last night and this mornings dreams 5-28-20

My first dream last night began with what seemed like thousands of people all wandering around aimlessly.  Some were assembling in a big church like venue as spectators. Others were running around frantically trying to find their place in the great drama that was to unfold.  My oldest son came up to me and asked me what he should do.  I told him to go and preach to the gathering spectators.  He said, "what should I preach?" I told Him just start preaching one sermon and if you finish that one then start another.  Someone was running around trying to sabotage the service that  should have been already ready to go.   I was trying to undo the sabotage.  One lady that I was trying to help had wanted a specific pair of shoes but the saboteur had broken the heel.  I picked them up and said that I could fix them but the lady said, "Never mind." and went on ahead without them. I was jostled onto the stage near the edge of the stage but it looked like it was decaying and the wood might break through so I stepped away from the edge and found my way towards the back of the stage where it seemed safer.  People were still coming and going and every once in a while a camera and a spotlight would shine on someone and that person was supposed to have either a speaking or singing part in the drama, but there was so much confusion that hardly anybody seemed to know what was really going on or what should be happening.  Some would speak or sing when the camera came around most were just looking around as if lost.  Scott had gone off and had preached to a small congregation at the base of the grand stage.   Then the scene changed and I was standing next to the pool in our backyard.  There was a snake in the pool. I thought to myself that it was probably just a garter snake and as I got closer so that I could fish it out of the pool it leaped out of the pool and attacked me and I woke up trying to keep it from biting me on the neck.  I went back to sleep listening to a chapter in the book Patriarchs and Prophets, and dreamed again.

In the second dream my husband and I were in my vehicle and there was a most exquisite sunset taking place at the end of a road.  The road dead ended into a small body of water so the sunset was glistening over the water and was so beautiful that I wanted to stop the car, get out and take a picture.  I stopped the car, we got out, but as I reached for my phone to take the picture, the car rolled forward and into the small pond which swallowed it completely up even though the pond didn't look that big.  There had somehow been a rope attached to the bumper of the car but even as I pulled on it with all of my might the rope just slid through my hand and I was helpless to stop the drowning of my car.