Saved by Hope


By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

This is a message of hope, practical, meaningful hope. The people who approach unto God make interesting and quite unexpected experiences. Often they are fraught with opposites of emotion. Coming before Him, have you experienced a contradiction of expectations? When we come to God, to Jesus, we expect comfort and acceptance, but we are shocked many times with the sense of overwhelming unworthiness. So overwhelming that we wonder whether we are ever going to be saved. We see our shortfall in the light of God’s perfect character and of His high calling and expectation.

Many people don’t realise that when they meet the real Jesus such as Saul met Him on the road to Damascus, they meet an experience similar to his, just with different circumstances. But Romans chapter 7 tells us what apostle Paul met in his inward experience when he met Jesus. Read the rest of this entry

How to Cultivate Christian Graces


By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Scripture reading: Romans 12:9 [Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

…nourish the tender plant of love. Cultivate the graces of the spirit, cultivate tenderness, compassion for one another… {HM, January 1, 1892 par. 9} Read the rest of this entry

The Conviction of Sin and Our Effective Response

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

We have a very wonderful God who provides us with such great hope. We are saved by hope. It is a hope in which although we feel condemned and the condemnation is upon us, there is hope through Jesus Christ. Secondly, it is the hope that is spoken of in Titus.

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Here is another hope; looking for the appearing of Jesus Christ, the second coming of our Lord and Saviour. When these two hopes are both challenged in our mind, when Jesus is there searching His children through and through with as it were eyes of flame, there is a challenge that is expressed, a challenge that comes to all of us at some point or another; Who shall be able to stand?

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Gods Compassion for the 144,000

By John Thiel

Audio MP3

As the people who we want to be standing on the historic advent message, we are destined to be part of the 144,000. We have no other alternative. That is to be us because of the knowledge we have.

Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, [being] the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

The description belongs to us with the knowledge of the three angels’ message. Read the rest of this entry

Our Daniel 11 Sabbath School Lesson Pamphlet for 2015

Here is a copy of our Daniel 11 Sabbath School Lesson Pamphlet in pdf format for the first half of 2015. We hope you will read along with us.

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Daniel 11 Sabbath Lesson Pamphlet Revelations of the Daystar

How to donate for the effort gone into producing this lesson pamphlet here.

Introduction

Men of all characters, righteous and unrighteous, will stand in their positions. With the characters they have formed, they will act their part in the fulfillment of history. In a crisis, just at the right moment, men will stand in the places they have prepared themselves to fill. Believers and unbelievers will fall into line as witnesses, to confirm truth which they do not themselves comprehend. All will cooperate in accomplishing the purposes of God, as did Annas, Caiaphas, Pilate, and Herod.

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but not one jot or tittle of the Word of God will fail. It will endure forever. All men, whatever their position, whatever their religion, loyal or disloyal to God, wicked or righteous, are fitting themselves to do their work in the closing scenes of the day of the Lord. They will trample down each other as they act out their natural attributes and fulfill their purposes; but they will carry out the purpose of God. The priests thought that they were carrying out their own purposes, but unconsciously and unintentionally they were fulfilling the purpose of God. He “revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

“If the Bible student learns from the great Teacher who inspired Bible history, he will know the truth. The Word is light, and to those who search its pages diligently, it is illuminated by the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness.” Manuscript Releases Volume Twelve pp. 390.2 -391.2

Our Heritage

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Scripture reading: Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where [is] the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

Jesus prayed that His followers might be one; but we are not to sacrifice the truth in order to secure this union, for we are to be sanctified through the truth. Here is the foundation of all true peace. Human wisdom would change all this, pronouncing this basis too narrow. Men would try to effect unity through concession to popular opinion, through compromise with the world, a sacrifice of vital godliness. But truth is God’s basis for the unity of His people. {OHC 329.3} Read the rest of this entry

Fulfilment

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Scripture reading: Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: [yet] surely my judgment [is] with the LORD, and my work with my God. 5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb [to be] his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.

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Jesus in All Our Storms of Life

By John Thiel, Audio: MP3

Scripture reading: Psalm 65:5 [By] terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; [who art] the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off [upon] the sea: 6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; [being] girded with power: 7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

God is able to still noise the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

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Is the Papacy the King of the North?

Anonymous – used with permission.

The king of the north in Daniel 11:40-45 just has to be the papacy! This was the view of Martin Luther back in the 16th century. In 1798 the time of the end began and the book of Daniel was unsealed. Now men began to study this book in earnest and knowledge of the prophecies was increased just as God said would happen. Now that God was opening up men’s understanding, what did some of the prominent Millerites teach on this topic?

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God’s Glory Shall Cover the Earth

By John Thiel, Audio: MP3

Scripture reading: Exodus 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation].

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The Eastern Question – Willie White

Uriah Smith died in 1903. Here was what Ellen White wrote concerning Elder Smith in 1902:

“We can easily count the first burden bearers now alive [1902]. Elder [Uriah] Smith was connected with us at the beginning of the publishing work. He labored in connection with my husband. We hope always to see his name in the Review and Herald at the head of the list of editors; for thus it should be. Those who began the work, who fought bravely when the battle went so hard, must not lose their hold now. They are to be honored by those who entered the work after the hardest privation had been borne. I feel very tender toward Elder Smith. My life interest in the publishing work is bound up with his. He came to us as a young man, possessing talents that qualified him to stand in his lot and place as an editor. How I rejoice as I read his articles in the Review–so excellent, so full of spiritual truth. I thank God for them. I feel a strong sympathy for Elder Smith, and I believe that his name should always appear in the Review as the name of the leading editor. Thus God would have it. When, some years ago, his name was placed second, I felt hurt. When it was again placed first, I wept and said, “Thank God.” May it always be there, as God designs it shall be, while Elder Smith’s right hand can hold a pen. And when the power of his hand fails, let his sons write at his dictation.” 20MR 220 Read the rest of this entry

The Prophecies of Daniel 11 First Quarter 1904 Sabbath Lesson

No. 35 Oakland California January 1, 1904

Download in Word – Sabbath School Prophecies of Daniel 11 1904

PDF Scanned – Original

See also: http://sabbathsermons.com/2014/12/06/our-daniel-11-sabbath-school-lesson-pamphlet/

The conflict between Israel and Palestine

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Prophecy Illustrated by Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream………….. 3

Lesson 2 The History of Nations Foretold……………………………………………. 9

Lesson 3 The Papacy and Its’ Work……………………………………………………. 14

Lesson 4 The Vision of Daniel 8…………………………………………………………… 17

Lesson 5 The Two Thousand Three Hundred Days…………………………. 20

Lesson 6 The Sanctuary and Its Cleansing – in Type………………………. 24

Lesson 7 The Sanctuary and Its Cleansing – in Antitype………………… 27

Lesson 8 The Judgment………………………………………………………………………… 30

Lesson 9 The Eastern Question…………………………………………………………… 34

Lesson 10 The Eastern Question (continued)…………………………………… 39

Lesson 11 The Eastern Question (concluded)………………………………….. 43

Lesson 12 The Standing up of Michael………………………………………………. 50

Lesson 13 The Battle of Armageddon…………………………………………………. 53

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How to Receive the Latter Rain

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Scripture reading: Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Since this [the Holy Spirit] is the means by which we are to receive power, {AA 50.2}

The Spirit is the One by which we can receive an understanding of the reality of Jesus in our life. Read the rest of this entry

When the Tempest Rages

By John Thiel

In the storm when Jesus was walking on the water, the disciples were rowing the boat and they forgot that Jesus was with them. Jesus is in all our storms of life.

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Selling All for the Pearl

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

God is speaking to those who are His children and He says:

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD: 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

This scripture has a sequel in the New Testament:

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Sorrow Not – How to deal with death

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep,that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

Notice it says sorrow not. God doesn’t want us to be sad or have sorrow as do others who have no hope when someone dies.

Why? It’s going to keep happening and get worse:

Psalm 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

We are going to see a lot more death and catastrophe of loved ones as we get closer to the end.

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Study Our Sabbath Lesson

We are now producing our own Sabbath Lesson. The second half of 2014 is on the subject of the Atonement. Next year for the first half of 2015 it will be on Daniel 11.

Download it here in pdf – Lessons on the Atonement

Download it here in Word – Lessons on the Atonement

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same” Hebrews 2:14

“Our impulses and passions have their seat in the body, and it must be kept in the best condition physically and under the most spiritual influences in order that our talents may be put to the highest use.” –Christ Object Lessons p, 346

OBJECTIVES

  • To understand whether Jesus had the flesh of Adam before or after the fall.
  • To explore the meaning of sinful flesh.
  • To appreciate the mortality of the flesh of Jesus.

SDA Reformers and Gossip

Some people thrive on gossip and the faults of others and think and talk of that more than Jesus. They love spreading rumours true and false and tell those that don’t need to know. They speak the name Jesus but don’t know him. Here’s a good article on this topic to help those destined for the lake of fire.

When anyone comes to you with a tale about your neighbor, you should refuse to hear it. You should say to him, “Have you spoken of this matter to the individual concerned?” Tell him he should obey the Bible rule, and go first to his brother, and tell him his fault privately, and in love. If the directions of God were carried out, the floodgates of gossip would be closed. {OHC 293.2}

When the mind dwells upon self, it is turned away from Christ, the source of strength and life. Hence it is Satan’s constant effort to keep the attention diverted from the Saviour and thus prevent the union and communion of the soul with Christ. The pleasures of the world, life’s cares and perplexities and sorrows, the faults of others, or your own faults and imperfections—to any or all of these he will seek to divert the mind. SC 71.2}

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The Restoration of the Caliphate and the Muslim Brotherhood – Daniel 11:45

This article appeared in a popular news website last week about the conflict in the middle east. It relates specifically to Daniel 11:45 and the King of the North.

“The area now under the control of the Islamic State is so vast it has already begun to mark out and control its proposed caliphate. It runs from the southern border of Turkey to the north-eastern gates of Baghdad.

It is from here that they appear to be running their war and building their caliphate headquarters, reportedly painting parts of it black to reflect their forbidding flag, and where their own version of total Sharia law has been instigated.”

http://www.news.com.au/world/middle-east/the-islamic-state-and-its-terrorism-from-syria-to-iraq-is-growing/story-fnh81ifq-1227041715939

Following is an excerpt of an article written by Gene Brown on how this relates to Bible prophecy:

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Questions on Dress

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How to deal with depression

Christ’s agony did not cease, but His depression and discouragement left Him. The storm had in nowise abated, but He who was its object was strengthened to meet its fury. He came forth calm and serene. A heavenly peace rested upon His bloodstained face. He had borne that which no human being could ever bear; for He had tasted the sufferings of death for every man…. – {CSA 33.9}

Please read this study on how to deal with depression:

https://sabbathsermons.com/2014/08/23/how-to-trust-in-god/

 

How To Trust in God

By John Thiel Audio: mp3

Psalm 46:1 God [is] our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 [Though] the waters thereof roar [and] be troubled, [though] the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11 The LORD of hosts [is] with us; the God of Jacob [is] our refuge.

I have experienced over the years that fear, stress, anxiety is even in the ranks of people who are Christians. They shouldn’t have that. We should have such an appreciation of the God who loves us that there is nothing that spoils our peace.

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The Cross of the Believer

Who cares to let the Saviour in? We today are a very caring society. We care about our family even though the family may have done us a lot of hardship, we still care for our family. We care for our animals. We put such care into our business life. As the song says, have you any room for Jesus? There is no room for Jesus; there is no time for Him.

By John Thiel, mp3

Scripture Reading Philippians 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ,

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;


We are looking at the cross of the believer. We have contemplated the cross of Christ but now we are turning our attention to the response that the believer would have as he contemplates the cross of Christ.

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When Does Probation Close for Sabbath Keepers?

Probation closes for Sabbath keeping three angels’ message people before it closes for the people that they have to call out.

By John Thiel mp3

To deal with the subject of the close of probation for Sabbath keepers, we need to understand correctly the gospel. This is to turn our thoughts to the work of Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation and understand the fall of man and know by experience the hopeless condition of a sinner and the power of sin over them.

How we are to be saved from this condition by Jesus Christ who came to save us? What is meant with the salvation of Jesus? Is He able to really save us from sin? The question is asked in Hebrews 7:25 where it says that He is able and we say is it really possible?

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The Adventist Pioneers – Our Counsellors

A few people have written saying I have no back up regarding the 144,000 and how it is a literal number and that some who are part of that number are now dead. Please see my studies on this topic and this one especially:

http://sabbathsermons.com/2011/11/11/the-original-sealing-message/

What do we know about the pioneers of the Advent faith? Many of them started of as young missionaries in the movement. They will be sealed among the 144,000 and come up in the special resurrection of Daniel 12:2 during the sixth plague.  We are to stand united with them on the sea of glass. They are our counsellors and brethren. Read the rest of this entry

The Conflict Between Israel and Palestine in the Old and New Testament

Kedar

Isaiah 21:16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

Here is a time prophecy that has to do with a literal year not a prophetic year. According to the years of an hireling. Who is Kedar that all his glory shall fail?

Genesis 25:13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

Who was Kedar? He was the Arab who came from Ishmael. The Arabs came from Ishmael. Kedar is specifically mentioned to come to his end and none shall help him. All his glory would be taken away within a year. It is interesting to connect Kedar the Arab world and Turkey. Kedar and Mesech are connected and in the ancient world. Mesech was in Turkey. They have always been a trouble spot for the Jews.

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The Body of Christ – God’s Church

By John Thiel mp3

There is something that each one of us must do individually. We are to co-operate with God in this work of gaining victory. We are living in this time now where God has a body of people as He has always had. Part of this message is being part of the church of Christ in the last days amongst all the confusions of church organisations. We want to get it very clear from God’s word what makes God’s true church. What is it really?

Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:  Read the rest of this entry

Daniel Unsealed – World History’s Response to Biblical Prophecy

Climbing Jacobs Ladder

By John Thiel mp3 The Power of the Cross 2014

We have been contemplating the power of the cross.

Nathaniel was contemplating what he had experienced at the baptism of Jesus and by all the baptisms of John the Baptist.

John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

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The Cross of Jesus from the Wilderness to Calvary

By John Thiel mp3 The Power of the Cross 2014

Scripture Reading: Lamentations 1:12 [Is it] nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted [me] in the day of his fierce anger. 

The appreciation of the power of the cross can only be gained by the revelations of the Holy Spirit that takes of Jesus and shows Him to us. Our meditations are to follow on as we did in the journey that Jesus entered into when He left heaven. We saw it was an excruciating suffering at that time; so much so that in the beginning He was unconscious and then slowly the unfolding of the human brain as it developed from babyhood to childhood and youth to adulthood which unfolded to His understanding and appreciation to the point where He was 30 years of age. This is where we want to pick up His journey. Read the rest of this entry

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