I submit to you that there is a storm coming which will put your faith to the test and will shake the very core of your spiritual foundation. And when that storm comes, It will reveal whether or not we have Christ as our foundation. It will be revealed on that day that while we where professing to be christians, for many it will be an experince like that of Peter.
Peter walked with Jesus, and he was daily in His presence. He even sure that he will stand by Jesus if all forsake Him but when the storm come, he denied the very-very person that he professed to love. He realise that he was not rooted in Jesus. And so shall be with many of us who falled to build on Christ the solid rock because all other ground is sinking sand.
“The remnant church will be brought into great trials and distress. Those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, will feel the ire of the dragon and his hosts, Satan numbers the world as his subjects; he has gained control of the apostate churches; but here is a little company that are resisting his supremacy. If he could blot them from the earth, his triumph would be complete. As he influenced the heathen nation to destroy Israel, so in the near future he will stir up the wicked powers of earth to destroy the people of God. All will be required to render obedience to human edicts in violation of the divine law. Those who will be true to God and duty will be betrayed “both by parents and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends.” (Testimonies for the Church, Vol 9, page 231).
“The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The observance of the false sabbath will be urged upon us. The contest will be between the commandments of God and the commandments of men. Those who have yielded step by step to worldly demands, and conformed to wordly custom, will then yield to the powers that be, rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened imprisonment, and dealth. At that time the gold will be sepereted from the dross…. Many a star that we have assumed the ornaments of the sanctuary, but are not clothed with Christ’s righteousness, will then appear in the shame of their own nakedness.” (Prophecy and kings, page 188).
“As the storm approaches a large class who have professed faith in present truth, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth will abandon their position and join the opposition” (Great Controversy, page 608).
The time is at hand when we will be forced to bow to the false system of worship. The Sunday law will be soon enforced upon Gods people and because many have failed to fortify themselves in the time of peace, and when calamity come, many will abandon in their faith. We are told in Jeremiah 12:5 that, “If thou hast run with footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses?” So in a time of peace, if we fail to get it right in our Christian experience,then how can we expect to make it in a time of trouble?