There is a favorite verse of mine which reads:
“And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words” Isaiah 58:12-13 (KJV)
I mentioned earlier in a post meeting a gentleman who is part of a movement called, “New Covenant Seventh Day Adventist”. They’re teaching is strictly God’s people are under a “new covenant” which does away with the seventh day Sabbath. Pretty much, they are no different than other nominal churches/denominations which believe in keeping the day attributed to the pagan god, Sunday. However, I found it interesting they would consider themselves—still, “seventh day” when there is no such thing in their belief.
Friends, we’re instructed to repair the paths, the old foundations; however, we will not be able to do this if we keep moving them around! As far as I’m concerned, they are now included in the group which are composed of off-shoots from the “remnant” church of God, such as the “Layman’s Movement”, “Shepherd Rods”, “Lunar Sabbatarians” and “Davidians”. All who could not stay with principle, having allowed themselves to be swayed into leaving the established truth to walk no more with God’s people, such as those disciples who could no longer follow Christ.
I’m certain we’ve not heard the last of the “wolves” to which we have been warned. Nobody attacks nominals churches and their beliefs. Do not be confused with what is going on in other lands regarding Muslims attacking Christians. The devil will have his counterfeit, too. The persecution which the Bible speaks of are those who are attacked for having kept His Commandments. Now, what I just said might strike others as peculiar, but I fall under that “peculiar” characteristic given the name because I do exactly that: keep God’s Commandments. The enemy will always have a counterfeit and will have you “think” it is the time or situation when it is not. Therefore when the actual time occurs, there will be those who will state: “We, too, were persecuted…” and think they are God’s people when they hadn’t been all along!
There are some who see and post bodies of water turning red, having the semblance of blood and think perhaps the plagues have started! Again, a counterfeit by the enemy to take away or diminish the importance when the valid plagues do start. They forget there is a certain time when God will order the four angels holding the winds of strife to release them, but the time is not right. When did Sunday Legislation began? Not yet. Do the plagues fall before or after? These are important matters we must consider. So, while I am saddened to see good people slaughtered because of their beliefs, I’m not fooled into thinking this is the time, the “Jacob’s Time of Trouble” mentioned in Scripture.
As satan will attempt to impersonate Christ, there will be those who will attempt to impersonate God’s Remnant church for these last days. And, after a little discussion, discovering their background, finding they’ve chosen to leave, my only recourse and that should be of yours, is to pray, for them, and then separate yourself because poison is only effective when it has made contact. If it is contained, it harms no one.
March 13, 2016