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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Knowing The Time of Visitation


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by Dionne Sabbay Thompson September 19, 2008 Revised

October 22nd 2010, represented the 166th Anniversary for Christ, our Messiah's, movement into the Heavenly Sanctuary's Most Holy apartment from the Holy Place. The Messiah,our Great High Priest, remained in the Heavenly Sanctuary's Holy Place following His coronation (symbolized on Earth as the Day of Pentecost) precisely seven Sabbaths or 50 days after His resurrection from present Earth in AD 31 (Psalms 110:4; Daniel 8:14, Acts 2:1-5; Hebrews 6:20, 8:3-4, Revelations 1:11-13,20;14:7, Great Controversy pages 352-353). The Day of Pentecost, the Former Rain, Christ’s Coronation symbol, occurred fifty days following the Messiah’s 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]. "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us" (Hebrews 9:12). Thus, to date, God's work has been delayed for approximately one hundred and sixty-six years counted from the exact date of October 22, 1844. The first Angel's message delivered in 1831 by William Miller, a messenger of God, acknowledged the message of the 2300 day prophecy, although he mistook the Sanctuary in Heaven for that on Earth (Daniel 8:14, Early Writings pages 232-237, Great Controversy pages 352-353). Miller emphasized the need for mankind to "Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters" (See also Revelation 10, 14:7) [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 5].

God and His protective hand watched over Israel, intending to prevent them from going into Babylonian captivity. Through the prophet Jeremiah, God was warning Israel about their consequence of disobedience, potential enslavement. God never intended for Israel to have a king, however, Israel's very first King Saul would not obey the prophet of the Lord, Samuel. King Saul, King David, King Solomon and King Rehoboam were all disobedient. The consequence of not abiding in God's ways is that by the third or fourth generation, God's judgment will visit the seed of those which continue in disobedience (Exodus 20:5). By the fourth king, Israel was judged and the monarchy was split into two, never to be reunified again. Israel wanted a king and monarchy even with God's forewarning of its consequence. Similarly, within Adventism the 1859 onset of a Laodicean condition was as a result of disobedience and the rejection of the gospel since the Fall of 1844, the Great Disappointment (Testimonies for the Church Volume 1 page 186) [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 42].

Those who followed on after the Great Disappointment, followed Christ by Faith into the Most Holy place, spiritually (Revelation 3:7, 8). The earnest and sincere believers came out of the great Disappointment, only a handful in number. God brought back His Word and Power in 1888 with the teachings of Righteousness by Faith by Elders Jones and Waggoner (Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers pages 91-92), yet Adventism has failed to receive it.

"Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me" (Exodus 20:5). The Prophet EGW taught us that following the fulfillment of the 2300 day Prophecy we would not be under a time prophecy, however, the above quote regarding God's visitation upon generations is a commandment, a legal and binding constitutional Heavenly and Earthly ordinance (Exodus 20:5, 34:7). We are thus bound to God's Character and Commandments as His remnant forever (Psalms 111:7-10).

As per Hebrews 3:7-17, in this instance, a generation is equal to forty years.

1st Generation (1844-1884)

2nd Generation (1884-1924)

3rd Generation (1924-1964)

4th Generation (1964-2004)

To further support the 40 Year Generation scripture of Hebrews 3:7-11, I provide a second witness in Numbers 14:33-35 which reveals knowledge of a breach or break in the covenant of God, as Ancient Israel was described here as having issues relating to receiving the land of milk and Honey and the Apostle Paul references this scripture: and, it corresponds with Hebrews 3:19 where it is mentioned that Ancient Israel could not enter into the "promise land" because of unbelief. Here, as you can see, a generation equates to 40 years. Our bible states "in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established" (Deuteronomy 17:6, Matthew 18:16).

Although since 1844, we have not been under time prophecy, we must still understand that we are now in a new cycle of God's generation, as the Seventh-day Adventist Organization has now been knowledgeable of this Great light since at least 1888, paralleling the 120 years prior to Noah's flood (to be considered). God acknowledged through His prophet EGW that the Righteousness By Faith Message was sent to heal the SDA church of its Laodicean Condition in 1888 four years into the 2nd Generation (Testimonies to Ministers page 91, 92, Testimonies for the Church Volume 1 page 186). We must understand the seriousness of our current times.

We are now at the seventh church, the Laodicean Church, (Revelation 3:14,15). The Great Controversy will be completed on this earth, as the battlefield is the earth, fought and won by Christ, triumphantly (John 19:30, Colossians 2:15). Within Revelations 12 we see the battle extending toward the ending of time on present Earth. The church of Ephesus, the first of seven, began on Earth in approximately 27 AD following the Messiah’s baptism. "With the calling of John and Andrew and Simon, of Philip and Nathanael, began the foundation of the Christian church. John directed two of his disciples to Christ. Then one of these, Andrew, found his brother, and called him to the Saviour. Philip was then called, and he went in search of Nathanael (Ephesians 2:20-21, Desire of Ages page 141 paragraph 2)" [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 75]. The war began in Heaven, causing Satan and his demons to be cast out (Revelation 12:4). Satan succeeding in deceiving Adam, took control of the earth (Romans 5:12,18; 2Corinthians 4:4).

Revelations 12:6 edifies that after the ascension of Christ, the Messiah, Satan was able to focus his attention on the “woman” the “church”, determined to prevent the Lord from achieving His purpose through His Church (Ephesians 4:12,13). Remembering that the body of Christ must follow the Head, as we are made in the image of God, and our body is the vehicle of fulfilling God’s wishes and desires (Genesis 1:27, 1Corinthians 6:19). Christ, the Head of the Church, has achieved His purpose, but the Body of Christ must follow suit (John 19:30). "The time period of 1260 is mentioned seven times in the bible and seven is the number of completion, emphasizing the completeness of the scriptures in prophecy, highlighting the delay of God’s work and its closure (Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 11:2,3; 12:6,14; 13:5)" [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 86].

The work, a responsibility of God’s people, emphasizes the importance of the Gospel preaching Truth, requiring the full cooperation of His last day brotherly, loving, Church, Philadelphia, (Ephesians 4:12,13; Revelation 3:7-13). True Adventism is the Church of Philadelphia, repentant in nature, preparing for their redemption and translation from present Earth. Thus we must appreciate the calling of God, as we are called to experience, live and be in full submission to the Will of God unto sealing, bringing this great Controversy to an end, hastening the return of the Messiah crowned as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Ephesians 4:30, 2Peter 3:12, Revelation 19:11-16). Without the remnant’s cooperation, God can not finish this work. We must thus respond to God’s calling, appreciating and completing this final chore.

"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus" (Revelation 14:12). The people of God must understand the seriousness of the times. We must evacuate spiritually from Babylon, following God with no compromise (Revelation 18:1-4). Christians, God's remnant, must reform their ways, the Elijah Message, teaching the world about the need to abstain from worldly, earthly appetites and lusts: unhealthful diets, gambling, 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 (1John 2:15) [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 89].

Christ understood that everything in His life was subordinate to the Will of His Father while on earth. Similarly we must exercise this same teaching, remaining subordinate to the Will of God, modeled by the Messiah. The Work will not be finished until Christ finds a body of believers, 144,000 in number with His name in their foreheads (Revelation 14:1), accepting the above principle as the one governing principle in their lives. The former rain, the Day of Pentecost, and was not fully received because God’s work had been put on the “back burner”: and many false Protestants have taught a defiled, polluted, doctrine of Grace, teaching that the Messiah will compensate for their lack of righteousness by Faith, perfect Character and Victory over sin; "the wine of the wrath of her fornication" (Matthew 5:48, Acts 2:1-8, Hebrews 4:16, James 2:26, 1John 3:9, Revelation 14:8, 17:2, Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers page 506-507). Materialism, selfishness and earthly, worldly possessions have been placed before the Work of God, thus the Work remains unfinished. Conversely, Christ while experiencing great hunger, chose to put God’s work before even His appetite (Matthew 4:1-4). God’s Work must be accomplished.

Revelation 12:1 edifies that a woman is the church, as the the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:2 and Ephesians 5:21-33, speaks of the marriage unit (Christ, the Head; and the church,the body of Christ) being a model of a perfect union. As the body of Christ, a perfect marriage is a perfect union with Christ (Ephesians 4:12,13). The marriage is one union: this teaching model is the prototype that we must understand regarding the symbiotic relationship between the body of Christ and the Messiah, God.

We must maintain a firm commitment, living by every Inspired Word delivered from God, perfectly aligning with His Law and Testimony (Psalms 109:105, Isaiah 8:20, John 8:51, 6:63). Christ utilizing the Word “It is Written” was able to overcome sin completely. Satan could not overcome Christ because the Lamb of God was ruled by God’s rod of iron (Revelation 12:5, 19:15). WE MUST BE IMMOVABLE IN A SEALING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, STANDING IN THE HOUR OF TEST AND TRIAL. We must live our lives on the Earth in alliance with the Word of God. Christ was crucified yet His resurrection was sure because sin had no dominion over Him, thus He was caught up to the Throne of God (2Corinthians 12:2). Revelations 3:21 edifies that he that overcometh will be reserved a seat at the Father’s Throne, earning privileges above angels. Christ was caught up to the Throne of the Father because He overcame sin. God can not compromise His Word, otherwise He compromises His government and the entire universe (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8, James 1:17) [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 79].

Christ's righteousness is our only way to eternal life (John 14:6, Ephesians 2:8-10, Philippians 3:9-11). EGW writes, "Have you no sacrifice to make for God? Your record is daily passing up to God. Great dangers lie hidden in your pathway. If I could, I would take you in my arms and bear you safely over them; but this I am not permitted to do. You are in the most critical period of your life history. If you arouse the energies of the soul and direct them to securing things of eternal interest, and if you make everything subordinate to this, you will make a success of perfecting Christian character. You may all engage in the spiritual warfare against besetting sins, and you may, through Christ, come off victors. But it will be no child's play. It will be a stern warfare, involving self-denial and cross-bearing. The danger is that you will not fully realize your backslidings and your perilous condition. Unless you view life as it is, cast aside the brilliant fancies of imagination, and come down to the sober lessons of experience, you will awake when it is too late. You will then realize the terrible mistake you have made" (Testimonies For The Church Volume 3 page 43). Honoring the Work of Christ, the Head of the Church, the body of Christ faithfully must be crucified with Him, choosing His indwelling Divine Spirit, permitting justification by faith (Galatians 2:20).

Accepting the message of Righteousness by Faith, God's remnant must focus on strengthening the true church of Christ, those that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ, adhering to the law and the testimony. The focus on the light of Truth, a nonnegotiable objective, will be kept solely by true Christians, obedient and faithful; God's peculiar people (Isaiah 8:20, Titus 2:14, 1Peter 2:9, Revelation 14:12). An uncompromising, unchangeable, immutable faith in the Messiah, our Redeemer, is thus required. God wants his chosen to daily grow in sanctification, developing in the Character of God. Finding love and reassurance in the Messiah by grace through faith, God's remnant can become firmly rooted in Truth; receptive of the Seal of God (John 15:1-7, Ephesians 2:8, Ephesians 4:30). With guileless mouths and unblemished garments, those chosen, successfully withstanding the trials and tribulations without the aid of an intercessor, will be rewarded as God's precious gems, 144,000 in number (Revelation 7:1-4).

We are truly living in the end times and as the potential 144,000 in number, we will need to be spiritually equip to withstand trials and tribulation without Christ's mediation (Daniel 12:1-2, Revelation 6:17, Revelation 7:1-4). The Mark of the Beast,enforced Sunday Pagan Sacredness, having "no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image" [Romanism & False Protestantism] (Revelation 13:11-18, Revelation 14:9-11), will cause a loss of purchasing power for God's chosen. However, the Creator will provide resources for His own "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna..." like coriander seed, honey wafers (Exodus 16:31, John 6:58, Revelation 2:17). "Those teaching that the Ten Commandments are to be erased are in error and will be held accountable for such actions, as Christ’s Ten Commandments, a legal and binding heavenly governing ordinance, will be a last day constitutional mandate, maintained by God’s chosen (Exodus 20, Revelation 14:12). Spiritual Babylonians will be a tool used by Satan, persecuting the remnant of Christ’s seed (Revelation 12:17). Be encouraged, as persecution will purify the faithful body of Christ, reserving their seat at the throne of God (Zechariah 13:9, Malachi 3:1-3, Titus 2:11-15, Revelation 3:21)" [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 91].

7 Steps to Character Purity and Victory Over Sin

by Dionne Sabbay Thompson August 25th 2009

"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).

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 ).

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 , 2Timothy , 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).