Many thoughts are surrounded by this quotation, I’ll share with you,
“God has called His church in this day, as He called ancient Israel, to stand as a light in the earth. By the mighty cleaver of truth, the messages of the first, second, and third angels, He has separated them from the churches and from the world to bring them into a sacred nearness to Himself. He has made them the depositaries of His Law and has committed to them the great truths of prophecy for this time.”
Many people wish to separate the Old Testament times from the New Testament times, our time, and this is wrong. There really is no difference between what God had done then and what He is doing today. It is not as if He made a mistake and has gone about correcting Himself. If we view what He did—then, and consider it as our example—today, we will save ourselves a whole lot of problem—now!
Out of all the nations in the world—then, what did God give to His people which was a distinctive, for lack of better word, “mark”, which separated them from the rest of the world? The Ten Commandments, His Law. They, Israel, were to teach the entire world God’s Law. They were to show them how by following His Law they would worship the true God and not the false god they were now worshipping, through ignorance, tradition and custom. How is this any different today?
Today, in our time, God has simply repeated the very same thing. He has called out of all the churches, a church, which promote and keep the Ten Commandments of God. This very fact separates them from all the other churches who are caught up in worshiping a “false” god, through ignorance, tradition and custom.
Let’s make this simple. Are you going to church on Sunday instead of Saturday? Then you’re in the wrong church! This is not that complicated. It has nothing to do with your being a Methodist, or Baptist, or Pentecostal, or Holiness, or Catholic, or Presbyterian, or Anglican, or even non-denominational, but the fact of the matter is, even though you are “Adventist” because you believe in the Second Coming of Christ, the fact you are a “first-day” (Sunday) Adventist is your problem and you will receive the “mark” not of distinction but of “the beast” and as you should know, this ONLY qualifies you to die an eternal death!
One of the distinctions of God’s Church is their understanding of prophetic events. The question needs to be asked, “How many of you understand the ‘Three Angel’s Message’?” Did you even know there was such a thing? Is your church stuck on the same message for the past two thousand years, cross and grace, and haven’t progressed to the “present truth” which is to be given for this time? If it is, you are again in the wrong church and need to consider, seriously, getting out. If you are “behind” then you will be left behind.
God calls His people “out”, not to “stay within”.
May 25, 2015