Truth Be Told - Ultimate
We are living in the time of the end. The fast fulfilling signs of the times declare that the coming of Christ is near at hand. The days in which we live are solemn and important. The Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth. Plagues and judgments are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God. The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude. 9T 11.1.
The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones . 9T 11.2.
The condition of things in the world shows that troublous times are right upon us. The daily papers are full of indications of a terrible conflict in the near future. Bold robberies are of frequent occurrence. Strikes are common. Thefts and murders are committed on every hand . Men possessed of demons are taking the lives of men, women, and little children. Men have become infatuated with vice, and every species of evil prevails . 9T 11.3.
The enemy has succeeded in perverting justice and in filling men's hearts with the desire for selfish gain.
We Were Told
Matthew 24: 1-19.
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to show him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be ? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming , and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars : see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation , and kingdom against kingdom : and there shall be famines , and pestilences , and earthquakes , in divers places.
8 All these [are] the beginning of sorrows .
It Gets Personal Severe Character Testing
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted , and shall kill you : and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended , and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold .
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this (G5124 for this cause, wherefore gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The Time To Flee
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation , spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth , let him understand :).
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
The Return of The King.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words .
Children of The Light
1 Thessalonians 5: 1-10.
1 But of the times and the seasons , brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night .
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety ; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief .
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day : we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober .
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night ; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night .
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.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
Sight Beyond Eyes - Prophetic Potency
2 Peter 1: 19-21.
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.
No Buy No Sell - Locked down and out But Free.
Quote -"Justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter." Isaiah 59:14. In the great cities there are multitudes living in poverty and wretchedness , well nigh destitute of food, shelter, and clothing ; while in the same cities are those who have more than heart could wish, who live luxuriously, spending their money on richly furnished houses , on personal adornment , or worse still, upon the gratification of sensual appetites , upon liquor, tobacco, and other things that destroy the powers of the brain, unbalance the mind, and debase the soul.
The cries of starving humanity are coming up before God, while by every species of oppression and extortion men are piling up colossal fortunes. 9T 11.4
Revelation 13: 16,17.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Quote - Again and again the Lord has instructed that our people are to take their families away from the cities, into the country, where they can raise their own provisions, for in the future the problem of buying and selling will be a very serious one .
We should now begin to heed the instruction given us over and over again: Get out of the cities into rural districts, where the houses are not crowded closely together, and where you will be free from the interference of enemies. 2SM 141 (1904). LDE 99.4
RUN - Watchman Run
Habakkuk 2: 1-4.
1 I will stand upon my watch , and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision , and make [it] plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision [is] yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
4 Behold, his soul [which] is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith .