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Presentation on theme: "…FOR OUR WHOLE SPIRITUAL LIFE WILL BE MOLDED BY OUR CONCEPTIONS OF GOD’S CHARCTER. KH 263."— Presentation transcript:



3 The Seven Churches Rev. 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send [it] unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.


5 Seven Phases of Church History Ephesus First Century Smyrna Pergamos Thyatira Sardis Philadelphia Laodicea The last Church phase before S.C.

6 Unto The Laodiceans And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning (Beginner) of the creation of God;

7 Colossians 1:16,17 For by him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

8 Neither Cold Nor Hot I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Lukewarm Laodicea is not going to make it.

9 Laodicea Needs Revival and Reformation Problem areas Lukewarm - indifferent So spiritually content - no need of prayer meeting Increased with goods – need of nothing – storage rentals Spiritually speaking Wretched – miserable – poor – blind – naked Need – golden character – white raiment – eye problem Very evident: Not ready for Second Coming of Jesus Indifferent half hearted Christians will not be welcomed into heaven I will spue thee out How readest thou?

10 Jesus is speaking directly to us 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Do we really see our problem area? Will Laodicea repent? Will you? Will I?

11 The Bible Reveals Laodicea ’ s Greatest Days Revelation 6:12 – 17 The ultimate picture! The greatest question – Who shall be able to stand at the second coming? – Who is going to make it? The sealed – The 144,000 (verse 4) Rev. 7 A great world wide revival with a world wide sealing message. The 12 spiritual tribes – THE CHURCH Shaken and sealed – giving the last call

12 Today Satan Personates Christ Close of Probationary Time Sunday Law (U.S.A.) Latter Rain Sealing Second Coming of Jesus – End of the world Seven Last Plagues The Seventh Plague


14 CHANGE OF THE CONSTITUTIOIN 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, 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 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.--5T 451 (1885). {LDE 131.4}

15 SATAN PERSONATES CHRIST As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate Christ. The church has long professed to look to the Saviour's advent as the consummation of her hopes. Now the great deceiver will make it appear that Christ has come. In different parts of the earth, Satan will manifest himself among men as a majestic being of dazzling brightness, resembling the description of the Son of God given by John in the Revelation. (Revelation 1:13-15). The glory that surrounds him is unsurpassed by anything that mortal eyes have yet beheld. The shout of triumph rings out upon the air: "Christ has come! Christ has come!" {LDE 163.2}

16 WHEN SATAN APPEARS In this age antichrist will appear as the true Christ, and then the law of God will be fully made void in the nations of our world. Rebellion against God's holy law will be fully ripe. But the true leader of all this rebellion is Satan clothed as an angel of light. Men will be deceived and will exalt him to the place of God, and deify him. But Omnipotence will interpose, and to the apostate churches that unite in the exaltation of Satan, the sentence will go forth, "Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her " [Revelation 18:8].--TM 62 (1893). {LDE 168.2}

17 THE SUNDAY LAW When Protestant churches shall unite with the secular power to sustain a false religion, for opposing which their ancestors endured the fiercest persecution, then will the papal sabbath be enforced by the combined authority of church and state. There will be a national apostasy, which will end only in national ruin.--Ev 235 (1899). {LDE 134.3}

18 DEVALUATION OF MONEY The very means that is now so sparingly invested in the cause of God, and that is selfishly retained, will in a little while be cast with all idols to the moles and to the bats. Money will soon depreciate in value very suddenly when the reality of eternal scenes opens to the senses of man. {Ev 62.4}

19 THE CRASH OF THE STOCK MARKET 18:2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

20 NO MAN BUYETH STOCK MARKET GONE 18:12The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 18:13And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

21 UNITED STATES NATIONAL RUIN 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast [it] into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. Roman Catholic principles will be taken under the care and protection of the state. This national apostasy will speedily be followed by national ruin.--RH June 15, 1897. {LDE 134.2}

22 THE FINDING OF THE ARK Among the righteous still in Jerusalem, to whom had been made plain the divine purpose, were some who determined to place beyond the reach of ruthless hands the sacred ark containing the tables of stone on which had been traced the precepts of the Decalogue. This they did. With mourning and sadness they secreted the ark in a cave, where it was to be hidden from the people of Israel and Judah because of their sins, and was to be no more restored to them. That sacred ark is yet hidden. It has never been disturbed since it was secreted. {PK 453.2}

23 THE FINDING OF THE ARK Law Preserved in Ark.--"And He [Christ] gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of communicating with him upon Mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written by the finger of God." Nothing written on those tables could be blotted out. The precious record of the law was placed in the ark of the testament and is still there, safely hidden from the human family. But in God's appointed time He will bring forth these tables of stone to be a testimony to all the world against the disregard of His commandments and against the idolatrous worship of a counterfeit Sabbath (MS 122, 1901). {1BC 1109.2}

24 THESE 7 PROPHETIC EVENTS 1. Change of constitution 2. Satan personates Christ 3. The Sunday Law 4. Devaluation of money 5. Crash of stock market 6. United States national ruin 7. Finding the Ark A. Our prior knowledge of these events gives us confidence as they transpire during our sealing time. B. If we share this knowledge with others prior to the events taking place, it will give them conviction and confidence that Adventists are really giving the last call to mankind. C. This knowledge confirms the prophetic gift in the Adventist Church

25 The Parable of the Ten Virgins 1.The shaken Church in the last days C.O.L. 405 - 421 2. Membership half gone 3. Mara. 200 “THE RANKS WILL NOT BE DIMINISHED” 4. Rev. 7:3 Hold – Tarrying time - Sealing 4. REV. 7:9 AFTER THIS…… after the sealing of the 144,000.. + A great multitude – no man could number - in white robes - also sealed

26 A GREAT MULTITUDE 7:9After this (after the sealing of the 144,000) I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 7:10And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

27 Maranatha 261 Rev. 7:10 Of the number of them that shall be sealed will be those who have come from every nation and kindred and tongue and people. From every country will be gathered men and women who will stand before the throne of God and before the Lamb, crying, "Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.” After the sealing of the 144,000, the firstfruits, this great multitude is also sealed.

28 Revived Laodicea Revelation 18:4 “ And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Laodicea gives the last call to Babylonian Christians. Their prophetic role. What are the results? A great multitude that can’t be numbered!!!

29 Revelation 7:9 “ After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; Here are the results of the “world wide, ” propagation of the 144,000, the firstfruits.

30 THE QUESTION - Rev. 6:17 “Who shall be able to stand?” 1. The shaken sealed world wide Church 144,000 – A spiritual number – millions 2. The great shaking – 1 Peter 4:17 the sealed Church 3. A great multitude – also sealed in addition to the 144,000 Verse 9 After this – after the sealing of the 144,000

31 OUR PROBLEM AREA The Sealing: The sealed have gotten the victory over sin – (the beast – the image = One composite) COMPARE Children of Israel – unbelief – lacked faith couldn ’ t go into the promised land – died in the wilderness. What about us? Are we in a wilderness experience? slowly dying off? Generation after generation, since 1888? We must overcome,to get out of this wilderness. Will this generation make it?

32 Urgent Importance The Lord has set before me matters which are of urgent importance for the present time, and which reach into the future.... I was assured that there was no time to lose. The appeals and warnings must be given. Our churches must be aroused, must be instructed, that they may give the warning to all whom they can possibly reach, declaring that the sword is coming, that the Lord's anger upon a profligate world will not long be deferred. I was shown that many would listen to the warning. Their minds would be prepared to discern the very things that it pointed out to them. {3SM 413.2}

33 How? We know we can ’ t overcome sin. Revelation 3:20 “ Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, Jesus will not co-reign with Satan We have the freedom of choice We have to make strong determined choices every day We may fail at times – fight the good fight

34 The Sealing The sealing is taking place already on the Church The final sealing is at the close of probation, when the plagues start to fall. At this juncture the judgment on the world is over. 1 Peter 4:17 For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God? The preparation for the sealing \ judgment on the house of God is over when the Sunday Law is enforced. Therefore you can’t wait for the Sunday Law to get ready!

35 Acts 3:19 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

36 G. C. 485 But the apostle Peter distinctly states that the sins of believers will be blotted out "when the times of refreshing (the latter rain) shall come from the presence of the Lord; Acts 3:19. SINS BLOTTED OUT: OF THE SANCTUARY Your name will come up before the Sunday Law.


38 YOU ARE NOT ALONE With Jesus in the heart and being led by the Spirit we have a win win situation. The Church is going through. The unnumbered millions will be added to us via the grand finale. What a battle and what a victory The Universe is watching

39 The Light AT The End Of The Tunnel Rev. 6:17 Who shall be able to stand? THE ANSWER REV. 7 1. The world wide sealed 144,000 - the Church 2. The great multitude no man could number are sealed also. Verses 9 + 10 go together Mara. 261 sealed Changes into a heavenly scene. Before the Throne

40 ANOTHER QUESTION Verse 13 Who are these in white robes? Compare verse 9 and 13 Those in white robes…. Sealed Verse 13 Where did they come from? Verse 14 They came out of the great tribulation – The final conflict – Though the plagues,they have on that white robe Translated!!! This is Laodicea!!!

41 THEREFORE Verse 15 “ Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: (24\7) and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. This is Laodicea Triumphant!! Laodicea will hold a position in The Throne Room that no one in the entire Universe can aspire to. AWESOME! This is last day Laodicea, SEALED!!! You have to have the last day seal for this position, before the throne We have come to the kingdom for such a time as this. WE are now to be preparing for that Throne Room position. If this doesn ’ t inspire you to be an overcomer nothing will.

42 Sons And Daughters p.7 Sons and Daughters page 7 “ God created man a superior being; he alone is formed in the image of God, and is capable of partaking of the divine nature, of cooperating with his Creator and executing His plans. ” (2 Peter 1:4) The plans for the grand finale!!! God’s future heavenly plans!!!

43 Joint Heirs Your heavenly Father proposes to make you a member of the royal family, that through His exceeding great and precious promises you may be a partaker of the divine nature. P. 14 We are to be members of the royal family, adopted. This is a status no others have. "Heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ,"--what an exalted, dignified position! (S. D. P.15

44 An Honor Exceeding This is the mystery of godliness. That Christ should take human nature, and by a life of humiliation elevate man in the scale of moral worth with God: that He should carry His adopted nature to the throne of God, and there present His children to the Father, to have conferred upon them an honor exceeding that conferred upon the angels,--this is the marvel of the heavenly universe, the mystery into which angels desire to look. This is love that melts the sinner's heart. {SD 22.4}

45 Man Glorified As God spoke the day and the hour of Jesus' coming, and delivered the everlasting covenant to His people, He spoke one sentence, and then paused, while the words were rolling through the earth. The Israel of God stood with their eyes fixed upward, listening to the words as they came from the mouth of Jehovah and rolled through the earth like peals of loudest thunder. It was awfully solemn. At the end of every sentence the saints shouted, "Glory! Hallelujah!"

46 MAN GLORIFIED Their countenances were lighted up with the glory of God, and they shone with glory as did the face of Moses when he came down from Sinai. The wicked could not look upon them for the glory. And when the never-ending blessing was pronounced on those who had honored God in keeping His Sabbath holy, there was a mighty shout of victory over the beast and over his image. {EW 285.2}

47 OUR DESTINY Let us think of our destiny for a few minutes. We are destined to live at the center of the Universe, in the same city that the Father and the Son and all the holy angels live in. Rev. 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, Who are these (BEFORE THE THRONE) which are arrayed in white robes? (V.9) and where did they come from? And I said unto him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they which came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. ” REV. 3:21 SIT WITH ME ON MY THRONE….. Laodicea!! This is our eternal destiny, before the throne, day and night, (24-7) a position above all the angels.


49 Remember When Jesus comes there will be two groups that He will take to heaven. Those who are translated without seeing death Those who are resurrected Lets be determined to be in the translated group who have the greater eternal reward above all others\ before the Throne \ on a throne \ honored Hallelujah !!! This is sealed Laodicea – Triumphant at last!!! THIS IS YOUR FUTURE!!!


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