Read this paragraph carefully:
“When the power of God testifies as to what is truth, that truth is to stand forever as the truth. No after suppositions contrary to the light God has given are to be entertained. Men will arise with interpretations of Scripture which are to them truth, but which are not truth. The truth for this time God has given us as a foundation for our faith. He Himself has taught us what is truth. One will arise, and still another, with new light, which contradicts the light that God has given under the demonstration of His Holy Spirit…And the standard-bearers who have fallen in death are to speak through the reprinting of their writings. I am instructed that thus their voices are to be heard. They are to bear their testimony as to what constitutes the truth for this time.” (Christ In His Sanctuary, page 12)
I’m not a handyman nor do I try. When it comes to constructing or fixing something, I leave it in the hands of others more capable than myself. However, I do know this one truth: When you have laid a foundation for a house or building, and have constructed upon it, while you are able to change flooring and the roof, the foundation cannot and will not ever change. It is what supports the structure and it has to be laid right the first time.
Accepting the basic knowledge regarding construction helps me to understand the importance of knowing and understanding the foundational pillars of my faith. While the enemy attempts to thwart those in the varying levels of their faith, those who are firm and determined, he comes to attack their foundation because floors are easily manipulated and can change according to the times, but it is the foundation upon which stands all else and he is more than aware if he can cause a crumbling in the foundation, it would not have mattered the floors!
I recognize and see it happening with the two foundations of my faith: The Sanctuary Service and the Sabbath are being attacked by those who claim as I am, a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. I’m not so much concerned with those outside the faith for they don’t have an understanding and appreciation of how these pillars came about. This is not a part of their foundation, and the best they can do is attack the floors which have been constructed. However, it is those who have been members, who understand the foundational plan, who are able to hit those sensitive points because they understood at one time but something has caused them to reject their foundation and they feel it imperative to shake the foundation of others, for whatever reason. These people are not helpful but dangerous and should be avoided at all cost.
One doesn’t test the foundation of a building because it is hidden in the deep recesses of the construction. Such is my faith. You can attack me, and even successfully with regards to certain other beliefs which have been built over time, especially if I hadn’t melded it within the foundational pillars. In fact, this is good and I appreciated it because I’ve gotten off track and need to shed weight which is not worthy of being a part of my experience. However, the foundation which has been laid carefully, prayerfully and rightfully, nope, this can never be given up. I would have nothing left and believe it is perfect and will prove to be so in the test of time which is soon to come upon us.
Stand guard over your foundational beliefs.
June 2, 2015