In Heavenly Places

The Creation of the World

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Who created the heaven and the earth? God created the heavens and the earth.

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

In the beginning we read that God created the heavens and the earth and all that was there in and here we read that it was the Spirit of God that made man: Read the rest of this entry

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The Godhead and the Holy Spirit Part 1

By Tony Rykers

Today there is a tremendous amount of discussion and conjecture about who or what the Holy Spirit is. As Seventh-day Adventists we believe in the three persons of the Godhead, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit or as Ellen White says:

Three living persons of the heavenly trio; {Ev 615.1}

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The Tares are Melted in the Church/Jerusalem

By Aria

In this time the gold will be separated from the dross in the church.—Testimonies for the Church 5:81 (1882). – {LDE 173.6}

According to Jewish tradition Ezekiel was the founder of the synagogue. You won’t find the word synagogue anywhere in the Old Testament but there are plenty of references to it in the New Testament. Where did Synagogues come from? They were a place of instruction and where legal decisions could be made. The synagogue was important to Jewish survival during the Captivity and so we find Ezekiel in Babylon and it would seem that this is where the synagogue was first founded. But there were no sacrifices there, as these had to be performed only in the temple. Ellen White says we should study the book of Ezekiel which it has been said, is the story of the Seventh Day Adventist movement and generally the church in particular. She says that chapter 9 is the chapter that will be fulfilled to the letter and some of the events portrayed there are very sad events. Read the rest of this entry

Marriage – A Life Long Tie

Like every other one of God’s good gifts entrusted to the keeping of humanity, marriage has been perverted by sin; MB 100.00

Not long after the fall, the happy and sacred condition of the family was perverted.  God ordained that man should have only one wife, but the people before the flood gave up God’s appointed ways.  Consider this example:

And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zilah.  Genesis 4:19 Read the rest of this entry

Divorce and Remarriage is it ever legitimate?

DIVORCE. – A correspondent sends to the Office the following request: “Will you give your opinion in regard to divorces, as there are some that do not feel satisfied on this subject?” {April 15, 1862 JWe, ARSH 160.1}

ANSWER. – We think that for one cause, that mentioned by our Lord as recorded in Matt.xix,9, divorce may lawfully be obtained, and that the parties divorced are as free as if the marriage contract had never existed between them. Some have drawn what are evidently extreme views from Paul’s language in Rom.vii,1-3. But Paul is there only giving us an illustration, and not laying down rules in regard to the marriage relation. To enforce his illustration, he takes the general rule; and it would be by no means proper for him in that connection to go out of his way to state exceptions. U. S. {April 15, 1862 JWe, ARSH 160.2} Read the rest of this entry

Remarriage in the Light of the Inspired Word

Some quotes and statements taken from the book “Remarriage in the Light of the Inspired Wordy” by E. Marianne Myhre, MA

Marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus to be a lifelong union between a man and a woman in loving companionship. For the Christian a marriage commitment is to God as well as to the spouse, and should be entered into only between partners who share a common faith. Mutual love, honor, respect, and responsibility are the fabric of this relationship, which is to reflect the love, sanctity, closeness, and permanence of the relationship between Christ and His church. Regarding divorce, Jesus taught that the person who divorces a spouse, except for fornication, and marries another, commits adultery.

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06 The Harvest

mp3 The Harvest

We must by willing to take up our cross and deny ourselves and follow Jesus for the path of faith requires a lot of hardship. We will be tested and we tried just like Jesus. Although we are crucified with Christ nevertheless we live yet not we but Christ lives in us. The life we want to live must be lived by the faith of the Son of God. If we will not live by faith we will be overwhelmed by the troubles that Christians and non- Christians alike will receive. No one is exempt. The Christian also receives chastening from God the Father for it says that any branch that brings forth fruit is pruned so it can bring forth more fruit. God’s obedient children are still under the discipline of the loving heavenly Father. That discipline is difficult. We have the privilege of reading the things that will be done to us. We will receive persecution and dark experiences. If we read our Bibles we will see the things written a foretime are written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope (Romans 15:4) Jesus prayed to His Father that He would send another Comforter the Holy Ghost. Do you know why the Holy Ghost is a Comforter? It’s because He will show you everything Jesus has said and when he comes he will:

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04 The Planting of Faith

Living Faith Seminar, Study 4, Audio: 04 The Planting of Faith

If we had been buried with him in baptism we’ll also be raised with him in the newness of life. The symbol of baptism is to depict the death that one is making because of the nature that they find themselves in. When the law has done its work the soul is in a pit of misery and as the soul realises it utter weakness and all it can do is cry. When someone cries, it’s always the loudest when they’re about to die. In that last bit of energy when you call out to the name of the Lord you will be saved. If you were in a comfortable situation and call out ‘help’ with real enthusiasm, how well could you do it? What if you were at the bottom of a cliff? The waves are raging and someone is listening, how loud would you cry? The circumstance creates the energy. You can’t fake it. When the shadows of death creep over you something changes in you and you can call out like nothing. That is what it means when it says ‘He that calleth on the name of the Lord shall be saved’. This is Jesus prayer on the cross. You can verify it from the context of the whole chapter.

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03 The Ground Work of Faith

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Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

To plant a seed you need to prepare the ground. Are we wiser in planting seeds than in preparing our hearts?

The acceptance of Christ’s atonement is the groundwork of true faith. {OHC 117.3}

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 3 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Before we can receive faith something needs to happen to us and that is out of our control. We can’t get it for ourselves. Read the rest of this entry

02 The Author of Our Faith

Living Faith Seminar, Audio:  The Author of Our Faith

What is our hope? Jesus Christ, the hope of glory to have Christ within us. Belief is receiving into the heart those things that God has given us. The grace of God is the Holy Spirit, the gift that comes as a result of receiving the gift of Jesus Christ. By the Holy Spirit are given more gifts. The law are principles of behaviour, instinctive or written. Works are the product of the work that is done. We are created in Jesus Christ unto good works.

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01 What is Faith? Defining the Term

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It is my personal desire to be ready when Jesus comes. I desire that we can all be translated. The day of the Lord is something that Christians look forward to but it is actually a day of wrath. At such a time when the consequences get unleashed upon the heads of those who do not regard God, it is a dreadful day. It’s called the day of God’s wrath. It’s a day of darkness. Who shall abide in the day of His coming? Who shall stand at the day of His appearing? There was a man who was translated, Enoch. He had this testimony, that he pleased God. Of all the times, it is best to please God in the day of His wrath. By faith Enoch was translated. If we desire to be translated, it must also be by faith.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: Read the rest of this entry

03 Man’s Improvements

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Man always wants to make good things better but it never works. God’s eternal purpose was to bring a people out of the world in practise. They would be different in the way they looked and acted and their amusements would be different. He wanted to give them the truth that they would hold it up so all the people from the four corners of the world would see it and be drawn out. A step by step chain of truth has progressed since the closing of the 2300 days. Read the rest of this entry

01 A Divine Movement

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Do you want to be a Nehemiah? Nehemiah built the walls of Jerusalem and fulfilled prophecy. It wasn’t an easy task. He had a difficult time and if we desire to be Nehemiah’s we need to understand a little of what he went through. The Spirit of Prophecy tells us there is need of Nehemiah’s in the church today. Read the rest of this entry

2. A Glorious System of Truth

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The Sabbath day was given to us by God for a purpose. One of the purposes is to know he created the world in six days. It is to remind us from where we came. We can read that in Exodus 20. In Deuteronomy the reason for keeping the Sabbath is because the Lord bought us out of Egypt. The Sabbath is meant to do two things, not just to dwell upon God’s creation and his power in the origin of our world, but also to dwell upon the fact he has and is bringing us out of the world, out of Egypt. The Sabbath is a day to remember these things. He said remember the Sabbath to keep it holy because he doesn’t want us to forget the Sabbath. Read the rest of this entry

04 One Thing after Another

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God has a church and that church is the pillar and ground of the truth. That truth has been given in its appointed time and the possibilities were there for Christ to come back but man has sought to make improvements in various ways. While the testimony of Jesus was active in his church much advancement came but it was held in check. When the testimony of Jesus, the Spirit of Prophecy was silenced and Ellen White was laid to rest then the mice come out to play. In our last study we read a prophecy of what would happen if the desired changes would take place. Read the rest of this entry

05 Ready When You Are

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Jesus is coming. Do we want to be like Nehemiah? If we do it requires a strong decision to build up the old waste places. We will experience opposition if we do this work. The purpose of this seminar has not been for debating controversial issues but to set in a brief way the movement God has ordained to come out of the world. God is building His church upon the eternal rock, the rock of ages, Jesus Christ. This rock is in opposition to worldly customs and practises. Read the rest of this entry

1888 – What Really Happened? A. T. Jones and Ellen White Both Tell Us What Was Really Rejected

By Aria 

A Special Message for Laodicea

God has given Brother Jones and Brother Waggoner a message for the people. You do not believe that God has upheld them, but He has given them precious light, and their message has fed the people of God. When you reject the message borne by these men, you reject Christ, the Giver of the message. The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, pp. 1353. Read the rest of this entry

The Eastern Question – A Prophecy Revitalised 


By Ken LeBrun, mp3

A hundred years ago the Eastern Question was one of the most talked about prophecies in the Bible among Seventh-day Adventists. Then it went into a period of decline where you didn’t hear much about it at all for decades. And now it is coming back into interest once again. In the following quotation, Ellen White was reporting on a camp meeting that was being conducted: Read the rest of this entry

The Third Jihad – Radical Islam’s Vision for America

Pagan and Papal Rome

Desolations of Pagan Rome

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6.

  • To see that when a nation such as Rome desolates another nation such as Judea, it will also be desolated
  • To behold once again God’s ability to predestine events by His divine foreknowledge
  • To watch as an empire melts into decay and changes its nature

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Ribbon of Blue

By Peter D Lausevic, Audio: http://listentosermons.org/sermons.php?Series=Reformation%20Series%20I

Introduction

Our God is a God of love and never on any occasion does he tell us to do something that is not for our own benefit.Sometimes if we would only see the end from the beginning, we would really begin to understand the reasons for what God asks of us. We would begin to say praise the Lord for the rules he has laid down for our living. Read the rest of this entry

Wine and the Bible

H. Kellogg, M.D.

‘And be not drunk with wine. wherein is excess but be filled with the Spirit.” Eph. 5: 18

Among civilized nations, the Bible is almost universally admitted to be at least an admirable code of morals, even by those who do not regard it as an inspired book. An authority held in such high esteem would necessarily have very great influence in molding the judgments of men and forming their opinions. It is for the purpose of gaining the support of this generally accepted authority that the adherents of any special theory or doctrine appeal to the Scriptures for testimony in favor of the same. It need not be at all surprising, then, that the language of Holy Writ should often be grossly perverted by enthusiasts and unscrupulous persons in their attempts to find for their pet theories the needed endorsement. Illustrations of this use of the Scriptures are very abundant. A large class of modern agitators who call themselves “social reformers,” and have made themselves notorious by the laxity of morals advocated and practicing by them, claim to find in the Word of God license for their immorality. Polygamists, likewise, appeal to inspiration in support of their unchristian practice. Only a few years ago, American slavery received from thousands of pulpits a most vigorous support, which claimed to have the sanction of divine authority. Read the rest of this entry

The Bible And Alcohol

The Bible And Alcohol
Jesus And Wine
Endtime Issues No. 29
17 October 1999
Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D.

A major factor which has contributed to the significant increase in the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the part of Christians in general is the prevailing assumption that the Bible teaches moderation, not total abstinence. Billy Graham himself stated in an interview: “I do not believe that the Bible teaches teetotalism . . . Read the rest of this entry

Daniel Unsealed – World History’s Response to Biblical Prophecy

The Princes of the North

By Gene Brown (used with permission)

Each Gospel is a supplement to the others, every prophecy an explanation of another, every truth a development of some other truth. Education, page 123 

How shall we search the Scriptures? Shall we drive our stakes of doctrine one after another, and then try to make all Scripture meet our established opinions, or shall we take our ideas and views to the Scriptures, and measure our theories on every side by the Scriptures of truth? {RH, July 26, 1892 par. 3} Read the rest of this entry

The True Pioneer Position of the King of the North


By Gene Brown (used with permission)

Daniel 11:45 & Daniel 12:1

We need to come into unity on this subject, and the only way that will happen is if we accept the truth our pioneers established and build on the light that God has already given. It is imperative that we understand this prophecy.

Probation is soon to close, and “the final movements will be rapid ones”. “He [The person asking; what shall I do to inherit eternal life?] has a chart pointing out every waymark on the heavenward journey, and he ought not to guess at anything.” Great Controversy, page 598

The world is stirred with the spirit of war. The prophecy of the eleventh chapter of Daniel has nearly reached its complete fulfillment. Soon the scenes of trouble spoken of in the prophecies will take place.” Testimonies, vol. 9, page 14

“I am pained at my very heart; . . . I cannot hold my peace, because thou has heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. Jeremiah 4:19 Read the rest of this entry

A Sinner from Birth

Jesus: The Carrier

By Larry Kirkpatrick

Isaiah 53:4 Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

Jesus carried our griefs and sorrows, and that he was considered God-cursed. 

As we’ve considered our Lord in the previous verses of this chapter we’ve been almost shocked by the truth of not only His divinity, but yet more His humanity. He came as a Root out of dry ground, a divine character bearing the very flesh of a dry, twisted, fallen humanity. Never sinning (for we are plainly told that He was “in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” Hebrews 4:15), ever bearing in His body daily crucifixion of the nature He had taken, He walked through this world with one purpose: to glorify His Father by bringing the applied power of the gospel to the human race. His life offered, the benefits of the atonement applied, empowered God to be both just and Justifier in His redemption of man (Romans 3:26). Read the rest of this entry

Divorce and Remarriage the full Sr Johnson letter by Ellen White

Sr Johnson was actually Sr Jones:

1. Test. Reg. Monterey Church

The Road to World War Three

This is a great Youtube channel about the dollar and the middle east and America.

These videos are the best:
The Terrifying Future of the USA
World War Three Has Already Begun
THE FOLLOWING IS THE BEST!
The Road to World War Three – brute force of the USA to crush the middle east. China and Russia want to protect Iran as they don’t want the dollar in their life.

The King of the North and the Syria crisis


By Prof. Rodney Shakespeare

To its great credit Syria has had good relations between communities but all is being destroyed as the New World Order divides on its way to conquer. This is not only NWO policy but Zionist policy which wants to ensure that no Middle East country is strong enough to stand up against Israeli expansionism. Syrian Girl is telling it as it is. She is to be commended.” Read the rest of this entry