The Fullness of His Blessing – Awaits Our Demand and Reception !

     To each of us our Lord and Saviour says . . . . “The Kingdom of heaven suffereth violence,* and the violent take it by force !”  Matthew 11:12

     This verse of Scripture has often left me wondering . . . What could our Saviour have meant when He spoke these words to his disciples and the multitudes that followed Him ?

     As I prayed and considered one day these words of Jesus, I was led to look up the words “violent” and also “violence” in its original greek of the text.  What our Lord revealed has changed my life forever.  And it is my prayer that as you read the article below, you also will be inspired to press your case as never before “boldly to the throne of grace !”   ref: Galatians 3:14 and Acts 2:30-39

   The word “violent,” and “violence” literally mean =  to seize, to take hold of with unyielding persistence, and refuse to be denied !
Luke 18:1-8* & Genesis 32:24-30*

     Not because we deserve anything, but rather because we claim by faith (Romans 10:17) the merits and worthiness of our crucified and resurrected Saviour, for God has promised, and He verily cannot lie !

ref: Numbers 23:19, I Kings 8:56-58 and Isaiah 55:8-11

     “And all the promises of God are in Him (the Word of God) yea, and in Him, Amen !”
II Corinthians 1:20

Quote –
     “The parable of the merchantman seeking goodly pearls has a double significance: it applies not only to men as seeking the kingdom of heaven, but to Christ as seeking His lost inheritance. Christ, the heavenly merchantman seeking goodly pearls, saw in lost humanity the pearl of price.

     In man, defiled and ruined by sin, He saw the possibilities of redemption. Hearts that have been the battleground of the conflict with Satan, and that have been rescued by the power of love (self-sacrifice), are more precious to the Redeemer than are those who have never fallen.

      God looked upon humanity, not as vile and worthless; He looked upon it in Christ, He saw it as it might become through redeeming love. He collected all the riches of the universe, and laid them down in order to buy the pearl. And Jesus, having found it, resets it in His own diadem. “For they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon His land.” Zechariah 9:16. “They shall be Mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels.” Malachi 3:17.

     But Christ as the precious pearl, and our privilege of possessing this heavenly treasure, is the theme on which we most need to dwell. It is the Holy Spirit that reveals to men the preciousness of the goodly pearl. The time of the Holy Spirit’s power is the time when in a special sense the heavenly gift is sought and found. In Christ’s day many heard the gospel, but their minds were darkened by false teaching, and they did not recognize in the humble Teacher of Galilee the Sent of God.

     But after Christ’s ascension His enthronement (Zechariah 6:12-13)in His mediatorial kingdom was signalized by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. On the day of Pentecost the Spirit was given. Christ’s witnesses proclaimed the power of the risen Saviour. The light of heaven penetrated the darkened minds of those who had been deceived by the enemies of Christ. They now saw Him exalted to be “a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” Acts 5:31.

     They saw Him encircled with the glory of heaven, with infinite treasures in His hands to bestow upon all who would turn from their rebellion. As the apostles set forth the glory of the Only-Begotten of the Father, three thousand souls were convicted.

     They were made to see themselves as they were, sinful and polluted, and Christ as their friend and Redeemer. Christ was lifted up, Christ was glorified, through the power of the Holy Spirit resting upon men.
     By faith these believers saw Him as the One Who had borne humiliation, suffering, and death that they might not perish but have everlasting Life . . . . “and this Life is in His Son !” I John 5:11-12. The revelation (revealing) of Christ by the Spirit brought to them a realizing sense of His power and majesty, and they stretched forth their hands to Him by faith, saying, “I believe !”

     Then the Glad Tidings (gospel) of a risen Saviour were carried to the uttermost bounds of the inhabited world. The church beheld converts flocking to her from all directions. Believers were reconverted. Sinners united with Christians in seeking the pearl of great price.
     The prophecy was fulfilled, The weak shall be “as David,” and the house of David “as the Angel of the Lord.” Zechariah 12:8. Every Christian saw in his brother the divine similitude of benevolence and love. One interest prevailed. One object swallowed up all others. All hearts beat in harmony. The only ambition of the believers was to reveal the likeness of Christ’s character, and to labor for the enlargement of His kingdom.

     “The multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul. . . . With great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus (Ephesians 1:17-21 and Romans 6:1-6); and great grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:32, 33. “And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” Acts 2:47. The Spirit of Christ animated the whole congregation; for they had found the pearl of great price.

     These scenes are to be repeated, and with greater power. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost was the former rain, but the Latter Rain will be more abundant. The Spirit awaits our demand and reception. Christ is again to be revealed in His fulness by the Holy Spirit’s power.

     Men will discern the value of the precious pearl, and with the apostle Paul they will say, “What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge* (knowing) of Christ Jesus my Lord.”   Philippians 3:7-8 and ref: John 17:3*

– Christ Object Lessons, p.121

     “Christ had an infinite variety of subjects from which to choose in His teaching, but the one upon which He dwelt most largely was the endowment of His Holy Spirit. What great things He predicted for the church because of this endowment!   Yet what subject is less dwelt upon today? what promise less fulfilled?

     Prophecies are dwelt upon, doctrines are expounded, but the promise of the Spirit, the fulfillment of which is necessary for the success of God’s work, is incidentally touched upon, and that is all. Other blessings and privileges have been set before the church but the thought entertained regarding the promise of the Spirit is that it is not for the church now, that at some time in the future the church will receive this gift.
     But this promise belongs to us now as surely as it belonged to the disciples.

ref: Galatians 3:14
and Acts 2:30-39

   God’s people seem to be incapable of comprehending and appropriating (as their very own) this Promise. They seem to think that only the scantiest showers of grace are to fall on the thirsty soul (ref: Isaiah 44:3). They act as if they must rely on their own efforts for Salvation (rescue, deliverance, freedom and healing) and as a result they have little strength for the work of overcoming.

     They have little Light to give to the souls dying in the darkness of error. Church members have long been content with little of the Blessing of God (John 6:63). They have not felt the need of reaching for the exalted privileges provided for them at infinite cost.
     Their spirituality is feeble, their experience dwarfed and crippled; and therefore they are disqualified for the work of the Lord. They are unable to present in the power of the Spirit the great and glorious Truths (unfailing verity – John 17:17) of God’s Word . . .

     It is not because of any restriction on God’s part that the riches of His grace* (G5485 – the divine Influence) do not flow to men. His gift is godlike.
     He gave with a liberality that men do not appreciate because they do not love to receive. If all were willing to receive, all would be filled with the Spirit. By resting content with small blessings, we disqualify ourselves for receiving the Spirit in its unlimited fullness. We are too easily satisfied with a ripple on the surface, when it is our privilege to expect the deep moving of the Spirit of God.

     Expecting little, we receive but little . . .”
– Review and Herald, June 10, 1902

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Spiritual Formation & the Serpent’s Whisper

 

     “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs* . . . come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.   For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles . . .
     Which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world . . . to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty . . . !”   Revelation 16:13-15

Satan has long been preparing for his final effort to deceive the world. The foundation of his work was laid by the assurance given to Eve in Eden, “Ye shall not surely die.” “In the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened (enlightenment), and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

     Little by little he has prepared the way for his master-piece of deception in the development of Spiritualism.     He has not yet reached the full accomplishment of his designs; but it will be reached in the last remnant of time.

     Except those who are kept by the power of God, through faith in His Word, the whole world will be swept into the ranks of this delusion.   The people are fast being lulled to a fatal security, to be awakened only by the outpouring of the wrath of God (Revelation 14 and 15). 
– Great Controversy 1888, p.561

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May our LORD and Saviour bless and keep you, until we meet Him on that great day of His soon return in the clouds of heaven !
your brother in Christ Jesus,
Eric Wilson and family

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     “Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines (teachings) of devils . . . . We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature !”

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs (tongues, voices, messages, words) . . . come out of the mouth of the dragon (spiritualism, eastern mysticism), out of the mouth of the beast (Roman Catholicism), and out of the mouth of the false prophet (apostate Protestantism) . . .

     For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles . . . which go forth unto the kings of the earth, and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of the great day of God Almighty . . . !”     Revelation 16:13-14

     “Let no man deceive you by any means . . . for that day (of Christ Jesus’ return in the clouds of heaven) shall not come, except there come a falling away* (apostasy) first, and that man of sin be revealed . . . .who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God . . . !”     II Thessalonians 2:3-13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XvGBmkHGMY   – The Road to Rome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmXBj2N9fhY   – A Lamp in the Dark !

Quote –
     “When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image (likeness) of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result. . . . 

     The enforcement of Sundaykeeping on the part of Protestant churches is an enforcement of the worship of (obedience to) the papacy. . . . In the very act of enforcing a religious duty by secular power, the churches would themselves form an image (likeness) to the beast; hence the enforcement of Sundaykeeping in the United States would be an enforcement of the worship of the beast and his image.

     When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism (eastern mysticism), when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government and shall make provision for the propagation (spread) of papal falsehoods and delusions . . . Then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working* of Satan and that the end is near.”   – Last Day Events, p.131

 

The Gospel – What Really Happened at Calvary !

“For I am not ashamed of the Glad Tidings (gospel) of Christ, for it is the power of God unto Salvation (freedom, deliverance, rescue, healing and restoration) to every one that believeth . . .
     As it is written . . . The Just shall live by faith !”     Romans 1:16-17

So what really happened at Calvary ?

Forgiven –     “And you being dead in your sins, and the uncircumcision of your flesh . . . hath He quickened* together with Him (Christ Jesus), having forgiven you all trespasses !”     Colossians 2:13

Rescued –     “For He saith . . . I have heard thee _________ (your name) in a time accepted* (Isaiah 49:8-16), and in the day of Salvation have I succoured (rescued) thee . . . Behold, now is the accepted time* (Luke 4:18-19), behold, Today is the day of your Salvation . . . !”     II Corinthians 6:2

Redeemed –     “For as much as ye know . . . that ye were not redeemed* (loosen, atonement, ransomed in full) with corruptible things, such as silver and gold . . . but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot . . . !”
I Peter 1:18-19
ref: Deuteronomy 27:1 thru 30:20 and Galatians 3:10-13

Delivered –     “Giving thanks unto The Father (Matthew 23:9), which hath made us meet (worthy) to be partakers of the Inheritance of the saints in Light . . . Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son . . . In Whom we have Redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of our sins !”     Colossians 1:12-14

Healed –    “Who His Own self bare our sins (Isaiah 53:4-6) in His Own body upon that tree . . . So that we, being now dead to sins, should live unto righteousness (Romans 8:2-4 & II Corinthians 4:10-11) . . . and by Whose stripes we are healed !”
I Peter 2:24,
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The Righteousness Of Faith !

     “For the Promise, that He should be the heir of the world . . . was not to Abraham, or to his Seed* through the law, but through the righteousness of faith !”
Romans 4:13-21 and ref: Galatians 3:16 and 3:27-29

     “Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of Justification* by faith is the third angel’s message, and I have answered . . . It is the third angel’s message in verity !

The prophet declares, “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” Brightness, glory, and power are to be connected with the third angel’s message (Revelation 14), and conviction will follow wherever it is preached in demonstration of the Spirit.

     How will any of our brethren know when this Light shall come to the people of God? As yet, we certainly have not seen the Light that answers to this description. God has Light for His people, and all who will accept it will see the sinfulness of remaining in a lukewarm condition . . . !”
– Review & Herald, April 1, 1890

     “What is Justification* (to declare, to render innocent, holy and righteous) by faith? It is the work of God in laying the glory of man in the dust, and doing for man that which it is not in his power to do for himself.

— Testimonies to Ministers and Workers (Series A, No. 9, 1897), pages 61-62. {TM 456}

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The Christian, Martial Arts and Eastern Mysticism ?

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In this 5 part series, filmed on location at Amazing Discoveries, Eric Wilson answers many of the questions which Christians are now facing, as we see the practices of Martial arts, Tai-chi, Yoga and Eastern Healing techniques being brought into, and encouraged in the church.

As a student and instructor for more than 24 years in these arts, Eric learned the secret of the powers behind the Asian martial arts, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Now, through these messages, Wilson seeks to share the very real spiritual dangers behind these practices; secrets which the founders and masters have long sought to keep hidden from the novice and uninitiated.

In this first message of the Dragon’s Realm series, Eric reveals how he took that first step onto enchanted ground, and how these Eastern esoteric practices found their way into the west. Practices which claim to be healing, but in reality are but a subtle deception from that serpent of old.  Revelation 12:9

Through the journey of his own experience in these arts, Wilson shares what the LORD revealed to him as He was fighting to set him free. That through these Asian philosophies and practices, Satan is seeking to control the hearts and minds of mankind. And through their subtle teachings, introduce a shadow of doubt to the Truth and Verity of God’s unfailing and Life-giving Word !

This 5 part series takes you to the very beginning, and answers those questions with which millions of Christians are now being faced. Questions like . . . Where did martial arts come from?
Who where the masters and founders of these arts?
What role did the eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism play in the creation and development of these esoteric art forms?
What is the spiritual “energy” attributed to their combat and healing techniques?
And from where does this power really come . . .?

Now, learn the answers from the mouth of the masters themselves. See how the dragon (Satan) is using these mystic practices to infiltrate the Christian church with spiritualism;
seeking to subtly blend Light with darkness, and Truth with lies, and preparing the whole world for his last great deception before the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

And learn of the One great Truth which came to set every captive free !
John 14:6, John 8:32-36 and Luke 4:18-19

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Light to a World in Darkness ?

“For (but) as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) . . . !”     Numbers 14:21

     “I was given instruction that as we approach the end, there will be large gatherings in our cities, as there has recently been in St. Louis, and that preparations must be made to present the Truth (the verity of God’s Word – John 17:17) at these gatherings !

When Christ was upon this earth, He took advantage of such opportunities. Wherever a large number of people was gathered for any purpose, His Voice was heard, clear and distinct, giving His message. And as a result, after His crucifixion and ascension, thousands were converted in a day. The seed sown by Christ sank deep into hearts, and germinated, and when the disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit, the harvest was gathered in.  
     The disciples went forth and preached the Word everywhere with such power that fear fell upon their opposers, and they dared not do that which they would have done had not the evidence been so plain that God was working . . .

     We should improve every such opportunity as that presented by the St. Louis Fair. At all such gatherings there should be present men whom God can use. Leaflets containing the Light of present Truth should be scattered among the people like the leaves of autumn. To many who attend these gatherings these leaflets would be as the leaves of the Tree of Life, which are for the healing of the nations.
ref: Isaiah 12:1-6 and John 4:7-14

     I send you this, my brethren, that you may give it to others. Those who go forth to proclaim the Truth shall be blessed by Him Who has given them the burden of proclaiming this Truth. . . . 
     The time has come when, as never before, Seventh-day Adventists are to arise and shine, because their Light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon them.–Letter 296, 1904.  {Evangelism, p.36}

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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 Blueprint – Salvation and the Sanctuary !

     “Thy way O God (Elohim) is in the sanctuary . . . Who is so great a God (Mighty One) as our God !”   Psalm 77:13

A powerful message for this final generation.
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The Time is Now !

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     “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples . . . and they are written for our admonition , upon whom the ends of the world are come !”     I Corinthians 10:11

     ” When the children of Israel were gathered out from among the Egyptians, the LORD said: “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I Am the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah).”

And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you . . . . And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons forever.” Exodus 12:12, 22-24.

The blood upon the lintel of the door symbolized the blood of Christ, Who alone saved the first-born of the Hebrews from the curse. Any one of the children of the Hebrews who was found in an Egyptian habitation was destroyed.

This experience of the Israelites was written for the instruction of those who should live in the last days (I Corinthians 10:11). Before the overflowing scourge shall come upon the dwellers of the earth, the Lord calls upon all who are Israelites indeed to prepare for that event.

To parents He sends the warning cry: Gather your children into your own houses; gather them away from those who are disregarding the commandments of God, who are teaching and practicing evil. Get out of the large cities as fast as possible. Establish church schools. Give your children the Word of God as the foundation of all their education. This is full of beautiful lessons, and if pupils make it their study in the primary grade below, they will be prepared for the higher grade above !”
– 6 Testimonies, p.194-195