PREPARING FOR THE MARK OF THE BEAST CRISIS.
GETTING READY FOR THE CRISIS AHEAD.
ONE THING Is CERTAIN. Many Will Depart From The Faith, Many Will Perish, Many Will Worship The Beast And Receive The Mark.
On The Other Hand, God Will Work Amazingly For His People. God’s People Who Were In Darkness Will At Last Join The Fold And Will Be One Fold, One Shepherd During The Loud Cry By The Third And Fourth Angel.
Jesus Who Is Omniscient From Eternity, Looked Down Through The Ages And Beholding The End Of The World Declared “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8
People Are Careless, Mocking God And Deriding His Messengers. However All These Cannot God’s Word From Fulfilling To The Last Jot. Every Word Will Be Fulfilled. The Mark Of The Beast Crisis Is Coming And Many Will Receive This Mark Because Of Unbelief.
God Compared End Time Events To The Time Of Noah. Unbelief Controlled The Whole World And They Rejected God’s Mercy And Derided His Servant, Noah.
But At The End They Were All Lost. They Perished. So Shall It Be When The Son Of Man Is Revealed In The Clouds With Innumerable Angels.
Sunday Worship Is The Mark Of The Beast And This, God Warns Everyone Not To Receive The Mark Of The Beast By Not Consenting To Worship On Sunday When Laws Are Made To Enforce It.
We Must Prepare Not To Receive The Mark Of The Beast. We Must Decide Now By Obeying The Truth As It Is In Jesus Before The Test Comes. Everyone Will Be Tested.
And Having This “Soon Becoming Reality” Event In View, We Want To Consider These Points Of Note Prior To The Mark Of The Beast Crisis And Preparation By The Saints.
1) Be Ye Separate
“2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
“Leviticus 20:26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.”
If We Can Remain Faithful To God In The Coming Crisis, We Must Obey God Now.
Inspiration Says Those Who Have Been Compromising With The World Will Receive The Mark Of The Beast Since It’s Not A New Thing To Them.
The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The mark of the beast will be urged upon us. Those who have step by step yielded to worldly demands and conformed to worldly customs will not find it a hard matter to yield to the powers that be, rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened imprisonment, and death. The contest is between the commandments of God and the commandments of men. In this time the gold will be separated from the dross in the church.—Testimonies for the Church 5:81 (1882). LDE 173.6
You Can’t Serve God And Mammon. You Must Separate Yourself From Anything, People Who Hinder You From Obeying The Truth As It Is In Jesus. We Must Not Allow Family Ties, Religious Groups Or Government To Hinder Us From Obeying God. We Must Always Obey God Rather Than Men.
“We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29
If You Continue To Mingle With The Wicked And Don’t Heed God’s Word, You Will Continue To Love The World Than To Suffer For God’s Sake And Henceforth Receive The Dreadful Mark At Last!!!
God Word Clearly Says:
“From such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:5
What? Will You Sacrifice God’s Truth For False Peace And Men Approbation?
I Counsel Thee To Heed To God Word And Be Saved.
If unity could be secured only by the compromise of truth and righteousness, then let there be difference, and even war. Great Controversy 45.3
“James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
2). Commune With God More Than Ever.
As We Near The Close Of Time, Satan Is Working With All Power And Deception To Deceive Even If Possible, The Very Elect.
We Must Sanctify Ourselves By Surrendering All Evil And Malice To Jesus. Shun Evil, Purify Thy Self In Jesus.
“James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
Through nature and revelation, through His providence, and by the influence of His Spirit, God speaks to us. But these are not enough; we need also to pour out our hearts to Him. In order to have spiritual life and energy, we must have actual intercourse with our heavenly Father. Our minds may be drawn out toward Him; we may meditate upon His works, His mercies, His blessings; but this is not, in the fullest sense, communing with Him. In order to commune with God, we must have something to say to Him concerning our actual life. A Call To Stand Apart 26.2
Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him. CSA 26.3
When Jesus was upon the earth, He taught His disciples how to pray. He directed them to present their daily needs before God, and to cast all their care upon Him. And the assurance He gave them that their petitions should be heard, is assurance also to us. CSA 26.4
Jesus Himself, while He dwelt among men, was often in prayer. Our Saviour identified Himself with our needs and weakness, in that He became a suppliant, a petitioner, seeking from His Father fresh supplies of strength, that He might come forth braced for duty and trial. He is our example in all things. He is a brother in our infirmities, “in all points tempted like as we are;” but as the sinless one His nature recoiled from evil; He endured struggles and torture of soul in a world of sin. His humanity made prayer a necessity and a privilege. He found comfort and joy in communion with His Father. And if the Saviour of men, the Son of God, felt the need of prayer, how much more should feeble, sinful mortals feel the necessity of fervent, constant prayer. 47 CSA 26.5
The darkness of the evil one encloses those who neglect to pray. The whispered temptations of the enemy entice them to sin; and it is all because they do not make use of the privileges that God has given them in the divine appointment of prayer. Why should the sons and daughters of God be reluctant to pray, when prayer is the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven’s storehouse, where are treasured the boundless resources of Omnipotence? Without unceasing prayer and diligent watching we are in danger of growing careless and of deviating from the right path…. CSA 27.1
There are certain conditions upon which we may expect that God will hear and answer our prayers. One of the first of these is that we feel our need of help from Him…. The heart must be open to the Spirit’s influence, or God’s blessing cannot be received…. CSA 27.2
No man is safe for a day or an hour without prayer. Especially should we entreat the Lord for wisdom to understand His word. Here are revealed the wiles of the tempter and the means by which he may be successfully resisted. Satan is an expert in quoting Scripture, placing his own interpretation upon passages, by which he hopes to cause us to stumble. We should study the Bible with humility of heart, never losing sight of our dependence upon God. While we must constantly guard against the devices of Satan, we should pray in faith continually: “Lead us not into temptation.” Darkness Before Dawn 12.5
Another element of prevailing prayer is faith…. Jesus said to His disciples, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24…. A Call To Stand Apart 27.3
Get Ready, Get More Closer To God. Hide In Jesus Lest Your Anchor Will Not Hold In The Coming Storm!
“Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.”
“Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”
3). Leave The Cities As Fast As You Can In God’s Strength.
People Think, Even Some Professed Adventists Think This Is Not Important!!! Many Are Lingering As Lot Did In Sodom And The Result Will Be Very Bad And Dangerous.
God Sent All These Warnings Through His Servant To Let Us Know What’s Just Ahead. A Terrible CRISIS!
Move From The Cities To The Country As Fast As You Can. Pray To God. Follow His Providence As He Makes Way For You To Move Your Family To The Country Side.
The Cities Will Be Destroyed. Now Is The Time To Prepare And Leave The Cities Before God’s Judgment Falls Upon The Wicked.
“1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.”
Troublous Times Before Us
We are not to locate ourselves where we will be forced into close relations with those who do not honor God…. A crisis is soon to come in regard to the observance of Sunday…. CL 20.2
The Sunday party is strengthening itself in its false claims, and this will mean oppression to those who determine to keep the Sabbath of the Lord. We are to place ourselves where we can carry out the Sabbath commandment in its fullness. “Six days shalt thou labor,” the Lord declares, “and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work.” And we are to be careful not to place ourselves where it will be hard for ourselves and our children to keep the Sabbath. CL 20.3
If in the providence of God we can secure places away from the cities, the Lord would have us do this. There are troublous times before us.—Manuscript 99, 1908. Country Living 20.4
Make Haste to Get Ready
When the power invested in kings is allied to goodness, it is because the one in responsibility is under the divine dictation. When power is allied with wickedness, it is allied to Satanic agencies, and it will work to destroy those who are the Lord’s property. The Protestant world have set up an idol Sabbath in the place where God’s Sabbath should be, and they are treading in the footsteps of the Papacy. For this reason I see the necessity of the people of God moving out of the cities into retired country [places,] where they may cultivate the land and raise their own produce. Thus they may bring their children up with simple, healthful habits. I see the necessity of making haste to get all things ready for the crisis.—Letter 90, 1897. CL 21.1
4). Keep Your Eye On Jesus
We Must Only Hold Firmly Unto Jesus.
The Only Thing That Can Keep Us In The Truth Is A Living Connection With Jesus Christ, The True Vine.
From The Enactment Of The Sunday Law, Through The Little Time Of Time And The Great Time Of Jacob’s Trouble, To The End, Jesus Must Be Our Only Focus Lest We Perish. Look Unto Jesus Alone!
Jesus Says: “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5
“Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”
If You Can Stand In The Evil Day, Then You Must Keep Your Eyes On Jesus Unto The End.
“Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.”
5). Study The Word And Keep Them.
With Our Own Strength, We Cannot Keep God’s Word In Us. It Is When We Submit Our Lives Completely To God And Thirst And Hunger For His Word Will We Be Made Perfect In Him. Our Human Part Is This: Study God’s Word And Pray To God To Help You Remember In Time Of Need. By Doing This By Faith, The Holy Spirit Will Bring All To Remembrance When The Final Test Comes And You Are Called To Stand Before Kings And Rulers To Testify For The Truth. To Give The Reason Of Your Faith.
“Matthew 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 10:18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.”
7). Victory Over Sin
We Must Overcome All In Jesus If We Can Stand The Coming Test Which Is To Try Our Faith.
Sanctification is not the work of a moment, an hour, a day, but of a lifetime. It is not gained by a happy flight of feeling, but is the result of constantly dying to sin, and constantly living for Christ. Wrongs cannot be righted nor reformations wrought in the character by feeble, intermittent efforts. It is only by long, persevering effort, sore discipline, and stern conflict, that we shall overcome. We know not one day how strong will be our conflict the next. So long as Satan reigns, we shall have self to subdue, besetting sins to overcome; so long as life shall last, there will be no stopping place, no point which we can reach and say, I have fully attained. Sanctification is the result of lifelong obedience. The Acts Of The Apostles 560.3
If the heart is not kept under the control of God, if the Holy Spirit does not work unceasingly to refine and ennoble the character, the old habits will reveal themselves in the life. Men may profess to believe the gospel; but unless they are sanctified by the gospel their profession is of no avail. If they do not gain the victory over sin, then sin is gaining the victory over them. The thorns that have been cut off but not uprooted grow apace, until the soul is overspread with them. A Call To Stand Apart 21.5
“Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 3:13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
7). Watch And Pray
“Mark 13:35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 13:36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
As If Each Day Might Be Our Last
We should watch and work and pray as though this were the last day that would be granted us.—Testimonies for the Church 5:200 (1882). Last Day Events 77.1
Our only safety is in doing our work for each day as it comes, working, watching, waiting, every moment relying on the strength of Him who was dead and who is alive again, who lives forevermore.—Letter 66, 1894. LDE 77.2
Each morning consecrate yourselves and your children to God for that day. Make no calculation for months or years; these are not yours. One brief day is given you. As if it were your last on earth, work during its hours for the Master. Lay all your plans before God, to be carried out or given up, as His providence shall indicate.—Testimonies for the Church 7:44 (1902). LDE 77.3
Conscientious Sabbath Observance
[See "The Observance of the Sabbath,” in Testimonies for the Church 6:349-368.] Our heavenly Father desires through the observance of the Sabbath to preserve among men a knowledge of Himself. He desires that the Sabbath shall direct our minds to Him as the true and living God, and that through knowing Him we may have life and peace.—Testimonies for the Church 6:349 (1900). LDE 77.4
All through the week we are to have the Sabbath in mind and be making preparation to keep it according to the commandment. We are not merely to observe the Sabbath as a legal matter. We are to understand its spiritual bearing upon all the transactions of life…. LDE 77.5
When the Sabbath is thus remembered, the temporal will not be allowed to encroach upon the spiritual. No duty pertaining to the six working days will be left for the Sabbath.—Testimonies for the Church 6:353, 354 (1900). LDE 78.1
The necessities of life must be attended to, the sick must be cared for, the wants of the needy must be supplied. He will not be held guiltless who neglects to relieve suffering on the Sabbath. God’s holy rest day was made for man, and acts of mercy are in perfect harmony with its intent. God does not desire His creatures to suffer an hour’s pain that may be relieved upon the Sabbath or any other day.—The Desire of Ages, 207 (1898). LDE 78.2
Faithful in Tithes and Offerings
The tithe is sacred, reserved by God for Himself. It is to be brought into His treasury to be used to sustain the gospel laborers in their work…. Read carefully the third chapter of Malachi and see what God says about the tithe.—Testimonies for the Church 9:249 (1909). LDE 78.3
The New Testament does not re-enact the law of the tithe, as it does not that of the Sabbath; for the validity of both is assumed, and their deep spiritual import explained.—Counsels on Stewardship, 66 (1882). LDE 78.4
The Lord now calls upon Seventh-day Adventists in every locality to consecrate themselves to Him and to do their very best, according to their circumstances, to assist in His work. By their liberality in making gifts and offerings, He desires them to reveal their appreciation of His blessings and their gratitude for His mercy.—Testimonies for the Church 9:132 (1909). LDE 78.5
Dying charity is a poor substitute for living benevolence.—Testimonies for the Church 5:155 (1882). LDE 79.1
The wants of the cause will continually increase as we near the close of time.—Testimonies for the Church 5:156 (1882). LDE 79.2
We are placed on trial in this world, to determine our fitness for the future life. None can enter heaven whose characters are defiled by the foul blot of selfishness. Therefore, God tests us here, by committing to us temporal possessions, that our use of these may show whether we can be entrusted with eternal riches.—Counsels on Stewardship, 22 (1893). LDE 79.3
“Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”
Get Ready Saints! Get Ready!! Get Ready!!!
Maranatha…Even So Lord Come( Revelation 22:20 )