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1 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2009 Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2009

2 Dear User … This PowerPoint Show is freely shared to all who may find it beneficial. While intended primarily for personal use, some find it useful for teaching the lesson in church. There are those, however, who add illustrations, change background, adjust font size, etc. While their intention may be good, this is not right. Slide #1 says “designed by claro ruiz vicente.” For honest Christians, it is not necessary for another’s creation to be copyrighted in order to be respected. PLEASE USE AS IS. The Prophetic Gift An Appeal

3 Contributor Gerhard Pfandl Principal Contributor

4 The Prophetic Gift Contents 1. Heaven’s Means of COMMUNICATION 2. The Prophetic GIFT 3. SPIRITUAL Gifts and Prophecy 4. The Gift of Prophecy and God’s REMNANT Church 5. The INSPIRATION of the Prophets 6. TESTING the Prophets 7. The WORK of the Prophets 8. The AUTHORITY of the Prophets 9. The INTEGRITY of the Prophets 10. The MESSAGE of the Prophets 11. INTERPRETING the Prophetic Writings 12. The BLESSINGS of the Prophetic Gift 13. CONFIDENCE in the Prophetic Gift

5 The Prophetic Gift Our Goal {5} The real focus is on the Gift-Giver. We’ll learn about the Lord who loves this world so much He gave Himself, in the person of Jesus, as the sacrifice for our sins. That’s the God we serve, and that’s the God we seek to reveal in this quarter’s lessons.

6 The Prophetic Gift Lesson 12, March 21 The Prophetic Gift Lesson 12, March 21

7 The Blessings of the Prophetic Gift Key Text Amos 3:7 NKJV “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”

8 The Blessings of the Prophetic Gift Initial Words {150} All through biblical history the Lord worked through the prophets in order to encourage, uplift, and warn God’s people. However unpopular at times their messages, or however often their motives were misunderstood, these people all had one goal in mind: to blest and benefit God’s church.

9 The Blessings of the Prophetic Gift Quick Look 1. Through Her Mission (Matthew 28:19, 20) 2. Through Education (Deuteronomy 6:7) 3. Through Health Reform (Exodus 15:26)

10 The Blessings of the Prophetic Gift 1. Through Her Mission Matthew 28:19, 20 NKJV “ ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you….’ ”

11 1.Through Her Mission How Well It Was Carried {151} God chose Israel to be His witness. All nations of the earth were to share in the blessings that He was to bestow on His people. Israel was to show forth His praise (Isaiah 43:21), declare His glory among the nations (Isaiah 66:19, and be a light to the Gentiles.

12 1.Through Her Mission How Well It Was Carried {151} The Christian church experienced two great periods of expansion in its history. The first was the time of its establishment in the first and second centuries; the second was during the nineteenth century, also called the century of mission. Within 100 years it increased from 18% of the world population in 1800 to 34% in 1900.

13 1.Through Her Mission How Well It Was Carried {151} Early in Adventist history, it was believed that the church was fulfilling God’s command to teach all nations by preaching to the immig- rants in North America. Then in 1874 Ellen White had a dream of giving the third angel’s message to the world. Today, out of 229 countries recognized by the UN, we have an established work in more than 200 of them.

14 1.Through Her Mission Publishing {157} In 1848, E G White had a vision. She said to James, “ ‘You must begin to print a little paper and send it out to the people. … From this small beginning it was shown to me to be like streams of light that went clear round the world.’ ” Today the Adventist church owns more than 50 publishing houses, and prints the message in more than 220 languages.

15 The Blessings of the Prophetic Gift 2. Through Education Deuteronomy 6:7 NKJV “ ‘You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk to them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.’ ”

16 2. Through Education Proper Instructions {153} Through the father’s instructions, Hebrew children were taught what God had done for His people in the past, how they were to live in His presence, and what God promises in the future. They were also taught the skills they would need to be successful members of their community.

17 2. Through Education Theology {159} All through biblical history, God has used the prophetic gift to protect His people from theological errors. It was no different with the ministry of Ellen White. In the early days of our church she had to combat fanaticism of various kinds.

18 2. Through Education Theology {159} 1. Perfectionism. 2. No work teaching. 3. Time setting for Christ’s return. 4. Pantheism. 5. Semi-Arianism. 6. Ballenger’s sanctuary teachings. 7. Legalism. 8. Attacks on Creationism.

19 Exodus 15:26 NKJV ‘ ‘If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.’ ” The Blessings of the Prophetic Gift 3. Through Health Reform

20 Counsels On Health {155} In 1848, Ellen White was shown that tobacco, tea, and coffee are harmful, but it took several years to convince the membership. In 1863, she was shown the need for health reform. The Western Health Reform Institute which opened in 1866, was first of a network of more than 300 hospitals, clinics, and dispensaries that the church operates today.

21 3. Through Health Reform Counsels On Health {155} Recent research into Ellen White’s health message has revealed that there is a vast difference in quality between her principles of health and those advocated by other health reformers in her time. This difference indicates that Mrs White had health information that could not have come from any human source available anywhere in the time she lived.

22 The Blessings of the Prophetic Gift Final Words {152} Through the gift of prophecy, working with the other spiritual gifts, God graciously has blessed our church. Our commitment to world mission, education, publishing, health and medical work, and scientific and theological discovery that affirm God’s Word find their inception in the writings of Ellen G White. We can be grateful for God’s leading.

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