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Three Angels' Messages (Revelation 14:6-12)

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

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).