Jesus made the analogy of two homes being built on differing surfaces. One was on sand the other rock. You know what happened. When the wind and rain came, the one built on sand was destroyed while the one on rock weathered the storm and stood firm.
Yesterday, while witnessing to a loved one, she made the remark, “I don’t like this shaking up of my beliefs I’ve felt in my heart for so long ..I don’t like it.” I know what you mean, Sis. I know what you mean. Early in the year, my own beliefs were being shaken, and I didn’t like it, too! Now, what might sound funny is I had to stop going where supposedly these beliefs are established! Yes, church. I had to take a sabbatical from attending church in order to re-establish what I believe. My situation might be unique in I don’t understand the language, but what I did understand did nothing for me. The best way I can liken it would be to being hungry and sitting down to a meal and you’re being served snacks! You want, no, need to eat a meal, and you’re being given a light snack and this will not suffice.
I was being challenged regarding the Sanctuary Service, the Feasts, the minimizing of the Sabbath and the Ten Commandments in general by love, no less! Then new beliefs, new because I’d never heard them before, like “2520” was being thrown into the mix and quite frankly my foundation was being shaken and like my dear loved one, I cried, too, “I don’t like this shaking up of my beliefs I have felt in my heart for so long…I don’t like it.” As an Adventist, growing up hearing about “The Shaking Period”, I became alarmed because I don’t want to be one of the ones shaken out, and unless my foundation was built on rock, I would be, and it would not matter one bit about pedigree, or previous accomplishments, I would be lost.
Now having passed the midway mark of my self-imposed sabbatical, I’ve come to some very solid conclusions which need to be made clear, to you, and it may come either as a shaking of your own faith and belief system, or it will only establish you in yours, and if it is a false one, you will be lost! There is no getting around it.
There are only going to be two groups when Jesus comes: the saved and the unsaved. Now, regarding the unsaved, I’m not speaking about what we call the “world”. They are lost already. I’m talking about the religious group which will be lost, so let’s hone it down to the two groups, because there are presently, within the church in general, but known in one name: Adventist.
If you believe in the literal second coming of Christ, this makes you an Adventist. It doesn’t matter if you are Pentecostal, Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Church of God in Christ, or Evangelical, whatever, you are an Adventist because you’re looking forward to the Advent of Christ. The difference being, whether you are a Seventh Day Adventist or a First Day Adventist. I think the distinction is clear here. Either you believe in keeping God’s Commandments which means keeping the Seventh Day Sabbath or you don’t believe in keeping God’s Commandments which means keeping the First Day sabbath. There is coming a day, very soon, when it will become a national law to keep the first day sabbath and you will be an “outlaw” if you don’t. We’ve already seen one of the signs about a national law being made recently with the legislation of homosexual marriages, and if you do not honor the law, you are now considered an “outlaw”! It’s not that complicated. Who would have ever thought such a law could be passed? And you might be in disbelief regarding the next one soon to come regarding the day of worship—being a national law.
So, this means quite clearly, between the two groups, one of them has built their whole belief system and faith on sand, while the other is built on solid rock, the rock being the Bible. I do not care if your loving pastor or teacher, degreed or not, is giving you what you think is considered a meal, because you might just be only getting snacks!
Yesterday, I heard from another person who wrote her pastor’s teaching came straight from the Bible and within the same paragraph indicated it was impossible to read the whole entire Bible! So, how would you even know what your pastor/teacher have taught IS from the Bible when you haven’t read it to make certain it is truth! Go figure!!!
Many of you are shoring up your belief by symptoms. What do I mean by this? You’re watching the news and are being given buzzwords which are: global warming, RFID chip, New World Order, Jesuits, Temple in Israel, economic collapse, and other such, what I call, “smokescreens” but you’re missing the whole truth of the matter. There is ONLY one last message given to “Adventists” whether you are first or seventh day, at this particular time. Read the words carefully:
“9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
Rev 14:9-12 (KJV)
Did you see anything in there with regard to the buzzwords I mentioned? What is the keyword within these four texts? Is it not “worship”? Where is the safety to be found? Is it not in “keep(ing) the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus?”
My friends, there can be no confusion regarding this. According to God, His last day church, and there can be no doubt we are in the last days, as according to Rev. 12:17:
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Rev 12:17 (KJV)
If your church does not keep, teach and preach the “keeping” of the Ten Commandments of God, in their entirely, this you are an Adventist who has built their eternal salvation on sand. If your church does not have the “Testimony of Jesus” which is defined by Revelation 19:11:
“And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Rev 19:10 (KJV)
Then your faith is built on sand. Now, don’t get it twisted, I’m not talking about the “gift” of prophecy but I’m speaking about the “Spirit of prophecy” and your teacher/preacher/church has to have both of these characteristics, then you are a part of the Adventist who will be lost, no matter how faithful, good and loving you might be!
Determine, today, if you are a part of the church of God, His last day remnant church, or not. It might mean having to say “good-bye” to where you’ve been worshiping all your life. It may mean having to let go of some friendships. It may mean having dissention within your own home because others may not want to follow, but what is more important? Doing what God says or following the customs and traditions of man?
Some shaking of foundations is good because if it is proven not worthy of standing, there is nothing wrong with having come reconstruction work done in your life. When the “shaking” does come, let’s hope, like the words written on some boxes, “Some settling of contents may have occurred during shipment.”
You wish to be “settled” into the truth, not shaken out of it!
July 16, 2015