“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Our Adventist ship will go through

Hi L_______,
I appreciate your clearness of mind, heart, and soul. Obviously, you have been the Lord’s workmanship and will continue to be. I agree about the plight of the Fairfax church. I don’t believe the people who came to the business meeting for the church’s sale have any idea of where this is going. I don’t know what makes a quorum, but I’m sure that the plan to change the attitude of Fairfax from very traditional to celebration is well thought out, and all the protocols are known and followed so that loopholes like protocol won’t spoil the plan. I say “plan” because I suspect this comes down from the conference headquarters. And I believe that it comes down from an even higher authority—Rome.
You see, Protestantism is in the crosshairs of its old enemy; and, of all the denominations, which one is the biggest potential problem after all the others defected back to Rome? We, Seventh-day Adventism, are Rome’s problem. All the other sister denominations have gone back to mother, beginning in 1844 or shortly thereafter, when the Lord cut them off as institutions of biblical light. We remained the only channel of light to the world. But, the war was on, and I see that war in Revelation 11:7. “And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.” The word, “kill” is not literal, but spiritual. Their loyalty to the Law of God (the Spirit of Prophecy) and His Spirit of life in them would be removed. It wouldn’t happen immediately, but over time. While Sr. White was alive and keeping us in line with the will of God, the Beast (Rome) was making war against us. But their overcoming us didn’t begin until after her death, and our slow departure from the original message and power leached away. It’s the same history as Israel’s after every major Israelite leader died.
Now, we are at the tail end of the Revelation 11 prophecy and we are “killed”—as a group. The Lord has always had His 7,000 who have not bent the knee to Baal and kissed him. And the Lord still has His people today, in the Advent movement and sprinkled throughout Protestantism, in Catholicism, and around the world in the other world religions and in no religion. All who strive to overcome sin through the power of Jesus’ grace among the Seventh-day Adventists will be part of the 144,000 who are spiritually resurrected in Revelation 11:12, 13. That will be an exciting time because verse 13 shows the world hearing the gospel from the 144,000. But, to be resurrected into the 144,000 we must strive to get with Jesus and have the faith of Jesus. The 144,000 who overcome the beast and his mark on their character will “keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” (Rev. 14:12). They will give the last message to the world because they will be overcomers of self and will not only delineate the path to salvation, but will exemplify salvation. They will be sealed in obedience and faith. I want to be there, don’t you? To be sealed means no more worry or cares of this world. It means to be “raised...up together, and made [to] sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:6) and be “delivered....from the power of darkness, and...translated...into the kingdom of [God’s] dear Son” (Col. 1:13), which is what the resurrection of Revelation 11:12, 13 refer to. Revelation has a lot of the gospel hidden in its symbolisms. Revelation is beautiful. It’s much more than history and it’s not about pagan military campaigns. It’s about the close of human probation, and salvation with it seal of God and damnation with its mark of the Beast, and how to go down either road, which ever we choose.
Back to the Fairfax church, I don’t think the congregation knows that this is all a concerted effort to sweep away Adventism and replace it with Evangelical celebration. I feel certain, in light of the events taking place in the religious and political world today, that many of the Fairfax congregation will join with so many other Adventist churches in the celebration and Spiritual Formation movements. Both celebration and Spiritual Formation are being pushed by our conference president and are identical to the apostasy of Baal-Peor that the children of Israel experienced at the end of their wandering just before leaving the wilderness to go over Jordon. That’s where we are today, just about to leave our 170 year wandering during this investigative judgment period while the Lord has been developing an army of faithful servants like He did with the second generation of Israelites who came out of Egypt. We are on the borders of the heavenly land of Canaan and will need to fight our way in. “But I declare to you, my brethren and sisters in the Lord, it is a goodly land, and we are well able to go up and possess it.” Early Writings, p. 13.
The sale of the Fairfax church, like you suspect, will become a galling financial yoke that will burden the members for many years. The sale of Fairfax SDA could be ominous because even if they can sell both Fairfax and Arlington churches for $8 million, at the business meeting we heard that prices for half-way decent churches is in the range of $9.5-10 million. No one in our congregation has ever seen the pricetag of a $1-2 million mortgage, I’m sure. I haven’t. I don’t know the cost of the church you helped pay off, but was it $2 million?  From what the pastor said, anything less than a $10 million building would be no different from what we have now in the Fairfax church building.
One of the members who works in real estate tried to give a warning, but the pastor cut her off from finishing her statement. She told me after the business meeting that she had been a member of the Woodbridge church which tried to sell and build a new church. She said that they took so long to start the building that they spent all of their church sale profit on renting another building. Now they have no more money and all they have is a church building foundation to show for the whole mismanaged situation. So, a $1-2 million mortgage would be a heavy yoke for the Fairfax members to add to other costs and may even result in complete abandonment by the members, and a resale and loss of the new building. Then they will have no more church building, just as Rome wants.
L_____, these are my opinions. And I am no financial wizard or one to know how big mortgages get paid down. But I do know that we, the Fairfax SDA church, are in the crosshairs of Rome, especially when you think of our location. We know from Revelation 13:11ff that Protestant America will assist in the domination of the world for Rome and her Inquisitions. Those Inquisitions are already happening under the ruse of a war on terror (which is really a war on religions, and it is a war that Rome is making), and training for the Inquisition is happening in our mid-west states, even as I write this email (Jade Helm 2015). For the next several weeks, they are practicing the skill of blending in with the local communities by soldiers in civilian clothing, getting information about suspects from the community, and searching homes like happened at the Boston Marathon bombing. This is what happened during the Inquisitions.
Washington DC will be the focus of much change because it is hosting the reinstatement of the New Age papacy. This necessarily will require all churches in its local area to be the first to be 100% loyal to Rome. This is an identical scenario as Imperial Rome began to crumble and papal Rome was emerging. There can be no dissident groups operating right in downtown Babylon. And since all the Protestants have ceased to dissent (protest Rome’s corruptions), and, to a large extent, so have their Adventist brethren ceased the protest, everything is in place for Rome’s big celebration in 2017. That will be the 500th anniversary of the year when Luther nailed up the famous 95 theses that began the Reformation, but the anniversary will celebrate Protestantism’s demise. Yay!? :(
But, when you look closer at Revelation 11, comparing it with Isaiah 51, you see that we’ve brought this on ourselves! Just as Israel was conquered by Babylon and many other previous nations of their past, Protestantism, Adventism, and Protestant Americans are being conquered because we are doing just like ancient Israel did. Protestants and Adventists have left their first love, we have loved the world and the customs of the world, and are becoming worldly. As a movement, we don’t love God with all of our heart, mind, and strength, and neither has the Religious Right. But, Adventism is copying their Protestant sisters. Our eye isn’t single to His service. We don’t think, “O how love I Thy law! it is my meditation all the day.” (Ps. 119:97). We meditate on the TV shows and sports and fashion and employment with benefits, etc. Our bodies aren’t maintained so that they can be the habitation of the heavenly agencies. We have brought our desolation upon ourselves. But, the encouraging thing about this is that Jesus has laid it all out for us and we can see how we have copied the same disobedience of the ancient Bible peoples. Better than that, we also see how He delivered them from their captors when they had had enough punishment, and we will be delivered too.
I really like these verses:
“And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against Me, and that also they have walked contrary unto Me;
 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
Then will I remember My covenant with Jacob, and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the [church].” (Lev. 26:39-42).
“...if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity...” “You are proud, but I will humble you!” Thems fightin’ words. They are also tough love! Real tough, but good for us to hear. There is nothing better than hearing a strong, loving father, even it it’s time for a whooping. We need to hear the threats of Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 today. We need to know of the promises that were always built into His threatening warnings before we go into the “storm” that will be “relentless in it’s fury”. The Lord is still Lord of His people, the Advent movement. He means business. He meant business in the Bible, and He means it today. This ship will go all the way into His Father’s harbor with or without us. The going will be rough, but let’s hang on for all we’re worth and stay in the boat! It will be a time of trouble such as never was and if possible the very elect will be deceived. The issues today are much, much bigger than the sale of the Fairfax church.
But, possibly He has His eye on our church building and it’s people. Maybe I’m biased, but I sense that there is something special about Fairfax SDA. I get the feeling that Fairfax is not the run-of-the-mill SDA church. It has had a history that has been sacred with the Lord’s presence, and maybe it will be a Stonewall Jackson that remains firmly rooted in the Advent movement when all the bullets are flying around. Fairfax will be for all the surrounding SDAs to see and to take heart and continue in His war against demon and papal terrorism.
Take care, sister.


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