Alpha & Omega – the Eastern Roots of Spiritual Formation !

     “Today the mysteries of heathen worship are replaced by the secret associations (societies) and seances, and the obscurities and wonders, of Spiritualistic mediums. The disclosures of these mediums are eagerly received by thousands who refuse to accept Light from God’s Word or through His Spirit (John 6:63) . . .”

Many God fearing men and women, as well as Christian authors are now warning God’s children of the very real dangers of Spiritual Formation. But few realize where the influence of Dr. Kellogg’s pantheism came from, and where this modern practice finds its roots . . .
In this new series, we take a closer look at the spiritual powers behind this modern emerging movement, and examine its teachings and practice in the Light of God’s Word, and the philosophies of the mystical religions of the far east . . .

Believers in Spiritualism may speak with scorn of the magicians of old but the great deceiver laughs in triumph as they yield to his arts under a different form.  There are many who shrink with horror from the thought of consulting spirit mediums, but who are attracted by more pleasing forms of spiritism, such as the Emmanuel movement. Still others are led astray by the teachings of Christian Science, and by the mysticism of Theosophy (H.P. Blavatsky) and other Oriental religions.”

I call upon those who have been connected with these binding influences to break the yoke to which they have long submitted, and stand as free men in Christ. Nothing but a determined effort will break the spell that is upon them.    
     Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The Omega will be of a most startling nature . . . !”
– Review and Herald, January 15, 1914  and   1 Selected Messages, p.197

We are now working diligently on final editing, and the full series will be available on DVD from SECRETS UNSEALED and other ministries, as soon as we have it ready for shipment. Please look for updates soon !
https://secretsunsealed.org/

Living Temple contains the Alpha of these theories. The Omega would follow in a little while, and I tremble for our people . . . !

– 1 Sermons and Talks, p.341

The Belly of the Beast . . . !

     “God has His workmen in every age. The call of the hour is answered by the coming of the man. Thus when the Divine Voice cries, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” the response will come, “Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8.

Let all who labor effectually in the canvassing field feel in their hearts that they are doing the work of the Lord in ministering to souls who know not the Truth for this time. They are sounding the note of warning in the highways and byways to prepare a people for the great day of the Lord, which is so soon to break upon the world.

We have no time to lose. We must encourage this work. Who will go forth now with our publications? The LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) imparts a fitness for the work to every man and woman who will co-operate with divine power. All the requisite talent, courage, perseverance, faith, and tact will come as they put the armor on. A great work is to be done in our world, and human agencies will surely respond to the demand. The world must hear the warning. When the call comes, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” send back the answer clear and distinct, “Here am I; send me.”

– Testimonies, Vol. 6, pages 329-333. {CEv 26.2} 

Victory and Freedom – The Conundrum of the “Balanced View ?”

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August 20, 2015

Scenario One

The year was 1999, and a denominational publishing house heard my conversion story from homosexuality, and asked me to submit my story for publication, as a resource for our denomination. I was given a deadline of four weeks.

After much prayer and fourteen-hour days of writing, I met their deadline. After many months, I finally called for a status report.

“Oh!  You haven’t received your manuscript? It was supposed to have been returned to you.”

“Why would it be returned?” I asked.

“It was rejected. The book committee decided they wanted a more balanced view.”

“Balanced view of what?” I asked. “I was asked to submit my story. Are you suggesting it is unbalanced?” I was alarmed.

“No, they just thought it would be better to have more stories to put into one book in order to present a balanced view,” came the reply.

I wondered aloud, “So stories of victory and success must be balanced out with stories of failure?    Why?”
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The demon of Selfishness ? – part.1

Calvary2The Root of Every Sin !

Nevertheless, not My will, but Thine be done . . . !”     Luke 22:42

“When Judas joined the disciples, he was not insensible to the beauty of the character of Christ. He felt the Influence of that divine power which was drawing souls to the Saviour. . . . The Saviour read the heart of Judas; He knew the depths of iniquity to which, unless delivered by the grace* (G5485) of God, Judas would sink. In connecting this man with Himself, He placed him where he might, day by day, be brought in contact with the outflowing of His Own unselfish love.

If he would open his heart to Christ, divine grace* (the divine Influence upon the heart) would banish the demon of selfishness, and even Judas might become a subject of the kingdom of God . . .”   – Desire of Ages p.294

And Jesus said to then all, If any man will come after Me (be My disciple), let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me . . . !”   Luke 9:23 Continue reading

Chosen in Him . . . ?

ascension     There has been one promise of Scripture which the Lord Jesus Christ has been bringing to my remembrance repeatedly over the last few months. It is found in John 8:31-32, where He tells us . . . “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free !”

And then I remember Christ’s prayer in the garden, when He cries to our Father on our behalf, and says . . . “Sanctify them through Thy Truth, Yea, Thy Word is Truth !”     John 17:17

In the original greek of the text, the word “Truth” literally means Verity, (verily so) !

So what Christ Jesus is really promising to each of us, is that we shall know the Truth, and the Truth (the unfailing verity of His Word) shall make us free . . . “For whom the Son makes free, shall be free indeed !”
John 8:33-36

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The Sons and Daughters of God !

empty-tomb (2)     Now I pray that, “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know . . . what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead . . . !”   Ephesians 1:18-20

     “In the death of Christ upon the cross, angels had seen the pledge of final victory over the powers of darkness. In the slain Saviour sleeping in Joseph’s tomb, angels beheld the mighty Conqueror. Angels guarded the sepulchre of Christ, and acted a part in his resurrection. While Roman sentinels were keeping their watch beside the Saviour’s tomb, an angel of the most exalted order was sent from heaven.

     His countenance was like the lightning, and his garments white as snow. He parted the darkness from his track, and the whole heavens were lit with his resplendent glory. The earth trembled and heaved; soldiers, officers, and sentinels, all fell as dead men prostrate upon the earth . . . .

O death, where is thy sting? . . . O grave, where is thy victory ?”
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He is Mighty to Save . . . !

    “Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in His apparel (the robe of His righteousness) travelling in the greatness of His strength? . . . I that speak in righteousness, am mighty to save !”

Isaiah 63:1, ref: Revelation 19:11-16 & Isaiah 61:1-3

Jesus knows the circumstances of every soul. The greater the sinner’s guilt, the more he needs the Saviour. His heart of divine love and sympathy is drawn out most of all for the one who is the most hopelessly entangled in the snares of the enemy. With His own blood He has signed the emancipation papers of the race !

     Jesus does not desire those who have been purchased at such a cost to become the sport of the enemy’s temptations. He does not desire us to be overcome and perish. He Who curbed the lions in their den, and walked with His faithful witnesses amid the fiery flames, is just as ready to work in our behalf, to subdue every evil in our nature.

Today He is standing at the altar of mercy, presenting before God the prayers of those who desire His help. He turns no weeping, contrite one away. Freely will He pardon all who come to Him for forgiveness and Restoration. He does not tell to any all that He might reveal, but He bids every trembling soul take courage. Whosoever will, may take hold of God’s strength, and make peace with Him, and He will make peace !   ref: Isaiah 27:5

     The souls that turn to Him for refuge, Jesus lifts above the accusing and the strife of tongues (ref: Romans 8:31-34). No man or evil angel can impeach these souls. Christ unites them to His Own Divine-human nature.
ref: II Peter 1:4

     These precious Words every soul that abides in Christ may make his own. You (he) may say:

          “I will look unto the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah);
           I will wait for the God (Elohim – Might One) of my Salvation (deliverance, freedom, healing & restoration) 
           My God will hear me.

           Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy;
           When I fall, I shall arise . . . . When I sit in darkness,
           The LORD shall be a Light unto me.

          He will again have compassion on us (even on me),
           He will blot out our iniquities . . . . Yea, Thou wilt cast all our sins into the depths
of
the sea!”   Micah 7:7, 8, 19,                                 Noyes’s translation.

     God has promised:

          “I will make a man more precious than fine gold; Even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.”
                                                                                                                                                Isaiah 13:12.
          “Though ye have lain among the pots (as a harlot),
           Yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver,
           And her feathers with yellow gold.”   Psalm 68:13 & ref: Jeremiah 3:1-23

     Those whom Christ has forgiven most will love Him most. These are they who in the final day will stand nearest to His throne. “They shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.”     Revelation 22:4.

–Temperance, p.124-125  &  The Ministry of Healing, page 89-90 & 182.

Preparation for Christ’s Soon Return !

     “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and
lift up your heads; for your Redemption draweth nigh ! . . . And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity . . . men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. For the powers of heaven (planets) shall be shaken . . . !”   Luke 21:28, 25-26

ForI will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger . . .”   Isaiah 13:13

    Therefore . . . “Seek ye the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his ways, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God (Elohim), for He will abundantly pardon . . . !”   Isaiah 55:6-9 Continue reading