by Sister Sabbay ( October 17, 2008 )
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s
MARY’S ALABASTER BOX
We are living in serious times, desperately requiring the Sealing of the Living God (Rev 7:1-4). Babylon has fallen, has fallen and we are not to be apart of Spiritual Babylon, abstaining from Babylonian ways, appetite and lusts, which are sinful and fleshly in nature (Gal 5:19-21, Rev 18:1-4). God’s ways must be adhered to fully, without compromise. The most recent incident in the news, a tribute to Alfred E. Smith, televised by MSNBC News on October 16, 2008 in New York is evidence that we are on the verge of a New World reformation. Papal powers have beseiged Powerful American kingly/governing powers, the fruition and fulfillment of Rev 13:11-18. Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John Mccain joining with the Papal powers, a babylonian latent, deceptive ceremony, is evidence of Spiritual Babylon and America’s conformity to such a earthly power, defying the word of God. Obama and Mccain’s attendance at this reformed annual dinner is a testimony of Satan’s plan to reform his babylonian movement. Obama and Mccain seated at both sides of the Papacy’s Cardinal Edward M. Egan symbolizes babylonian fulfillment. “Cardinal Edward M. Egan of New York, who will preside at the dinner, called the dinner a splendid opportunity to recall the spirit of ‘the happy warrior,’ Gov. Al Smith.”
“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name” (Rev 14:9-11).
“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (Rev14:12). The people of God must understand the seriousness of the times. We must evacuate spiritually from Babylon, following God with NO COMPROMISE. Seventh-day Adventists must reform their ways, teaching the world about the need to abstain from worldly, earthly appetites and lusts: unhealthful diets, smoking, drinking alcohol, dangerous meat eating, caffeine consumption, pornography, television addiction, romance novels, diabolical video games, cursing, worldly adornment, attending bars and worldly concerts, just to mention a few.
The PERFECT, INFINITE POWER OF GOD, is our only way to receive the Sealing POWER of GOD (Rom 1:20). EGW writes, “Have you no sacrifice to make for God? Your record is daily passing up to God. Great dangers lie hidden in your pathway. If I could, I would take you in my arms and bear you safely over them; but this I am not permitted to do. You are in the most critical period of your life history. If you arouse the energies of the soul and direct them to securing things of eternal interest, and if you make everything subordinate to this, you will make a success of PERFECTING CHRISTIAN CHARACTER. You may all engage in the spiritual warfare against besetting sins, and you may, through Christ, come off victors. But it will be no child’s play. It will be a stern warfare, involving self-denial and cross-bearing. The danger is that you will not fully realize your backslidings and your perilous condition. Unless you view life as it is, cast aside the brilliant fancies of imagination, and come down to the sober lessons of experience, you will awake when it is too late. You will then realize the terrible mistake you have made (Testimonies For The Church Vol 3 page 43).
Accepting the message of RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH, Seventh-day Adventists must focus on strengthening the true church of Christ, those that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ, adhering to the law and the testimony. The focus on the light of Truth, a non-negotiable objective, will be kept solely by true Christians, obedient and faithful; God’s peculiar people (Isa 8:20, Titus 2:14, 1Peter 2:9, Rev 14:12). An uncompromising, unchangeable, immutable faith in the Messiah, our Reedemer, is thus required. God wants his chosen to daily grow in sanctification, developing in the Character of God. Finding love and reassurance in the Messiah by grace through faith, God’s remnant can become firmly rooted in Truth; receptive of the Seal of God (John 15:1-7, Eph 2:8, Eph 4:30). With guile-free mouths and blemish-free garments, those chosen, successfully withstanding the trials and tribulations without the aid of an intercessor, will be rewarded as God’s precious gems, 144,000 in number (Rev 7:1-4).
We are truly living in the END TIMES and as the potential 144,000, we will need to be spiritually equip to withstand trials and tribulation (Rev 6:17). The Mark of the Beast, ENFORCED Sunday Pagan Worship, having “no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image” [Romanism & Protestant Entities] (Rev 13:11-18, Rev 14:9-11), will cause a loss of purchasing power for God’s chosen. However, the Creator will provide resources for His own “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna…” coriander seed, honey wafers (Exo 16:31, John 6:58, Rev 2:17). The Ten Commandments, a legal and binding Heavenly governmental ordinance, will be a last day constitutional mandate, maintained by God’s chosen (Exo 20, Rev 14:12). Spiritual Babylonians will be a tool by satan, persecuting the remnant of Christ’s seed (Rev 12:17). Be encouraged, as persecution will purify the faithful body of Christ (Mal 3:1-3, Tit 2:11-15, Rev 14:1-5), reserving their seat at the throne of God (Rev 3:21).