The Present Sealing Work

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By John Thiel

Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

The hymn ‘How Far From Home’ is an early advent hymn that our early Adventist brethren sung. They thought Jesus would come in their time but here we are in the third and fourth generation from there and still here. We are still not home but how near are we?   I wish to contemplate the experience of the sealing time in which we are living and the present engagement right now. Is the sealing time and the sealing work now? As we look at that sealing time, how serious a matter is this? What are the social ramifications in this sealing time? What is required of us to be sealed? How does it impact on our readiness for Christ’s coming?

The Seriousness of This Subject

We have as Adventists have grown up with the messages of the three angels and it has become very familiar to us and sometimes we look upon it as a mere interesting subject. There is seriousness in this subject that should captivate us. It is plainly reflected in our scripture reading. The angel says to the four angels that they should hold the four winds of the earth;

Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

What is serious here? Something is going to happen to this planet earth. It says that the angels were holding back the winds of destruction that were going to blow on the earth. This great whirlwind of destruction is in Jeremiah 25. It speaks of the vials of God’s wrath and a great whirlwind will come from the four corners of the earth.

Can you see them letting it go slowly? Most of us have grown up after the Second World War which was a horrendous experience. The First World War was the angel slowly letting go for the great military preparations of Armageddon.  What is the world involved in with so many wars and the terrible natural disasters that are gathering momentum? This is only the surface of what is to come.

The Man with the Writers Inkhorn

Ezekiel 9:1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man [with] his destroying weapon in his hand. 2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them [was] clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brazen altar. 3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which [had] the writer’s inkhorn by his side; 4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 6 Slay utterly old [and] young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom [is] the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which [were] before the house.

Can you envisage this horror? People complain today about innocent children that are being killed in war and in natural disasters. Its horrifying when people see this happening in the world today. This is what is being held back as this is what is going to happen to the whole planet. Why is it being held back? The writer with his inkhorn needs to write in the foreheads of Gods people those who sigh and cry for the sins done in Israel.

Ezekiel 9 is the exact same message as in Revelation. As we meditate of the seriousness of the event and the sealing time, we note that Ezekiel is the symbolism of the children of Israel but true Israel is the people of God in the last days. Notice it says commence with the ancient men that were before the house, my sanctuary, my church. What a serious experience.

This sealing of the servants of God is the same that was shown to Ezekiel in vision. John also had been a witness of this most startling revelation. He saw the sea and the waves roaring, and men’s hearts failing them for fear. He beheld the earth moved, and the mountains carried into the midst of the sea (which is literally taking place), the water thereof roaring and troubled, and the mountains shaking with the swelling thereof. He was shown plagues, pestilence, famine, and death performing their terrible mission. {TM 445.2}

As we look at it in its final drama in the last days, the sealing time is a very important time as it is to protect Gods people in the last days.

Oh, that all could get a view of it as God revealed it to me, that they might know more of the wiles of Satan and be on their guard! I saw that Satan was at work in these ways to distract, deceive, and draw away God’s people, just now in this sealing time. I saw some who were not standing stiffly for present truth. Their knees were trembling, and their feet sliding, because they were not firmly planted on the truth, and the covering of Almighty God could not be drawn over them while they were thus trembling. {EW 44.1}

People were not standing stiffly for present truth.

Satan was trying his every art to hold them where they were, until the sealing was past, until the covering was drawn over God’s people, and they left without a shelter from the burning wrath of God, in the seven last plagues. God has begun to draw this covering over His people, and it will soon be drawn over all who are to have a shelter in the day of slaughter. God will work in power for His people; and Satan will be permitted to work also. {EW 44.2}

Do You Want To Have A Shelter In The Day Of Slaughter?

The slaughter is something horrifying. Thousands and millions of people will be killed. Women, maids and little children are going to be slaughtered. The instruction to the four angels is don’t spare, don’t have pity. Have we not seen this to some degree in many places already on this planet? We saw it in Hitler’s time, in Rwanda, we still see it now. People are being slaughtered everywhere. No pity.

It is happening and it is increasing and it will increase until finally all hell is let loose. We need a protection. There is an angel that has pity that has been sent to protect certain people – those who take seriously what is happening, those who sigh and cry for the sins that are happening around them, those who are crying to God and are standing stiffly for truth. What does Jesus warn us about this particular seriousness that we who are living in the last days could be trying to understand?

Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Jesus is giving us who are living in these times a direct warning. It is going to be just like the days of Noah when the flood indeed killed all and only eight were protected. People are going to keep on thinking it’s alright.

Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

This is Christ who is pleading for us in the heavenly sanctuary. He is saying to us, if you do not watch and carefully consider everything written in the word to help you identify your responses in this sealing time, you are going to be caught like the people in the days of Noah.

How much is your mind occupied with the sealing and the protection that you are to receive? The question is this serious time, is it now? Let us reflect in this serious time the scripture unfolding before us and we will not be in this Laodicean way that catches us by surprise.

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.

The 144,000

As the 144,000 are identified we then notice this number to be sealed is connected directly with the first angel’s message.

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

The 144,000 are clearly prepared by the messages of the first, second and third and Revelation 18 angels. Here is a statement under the first angels message that says the hour of Gods judgment is come. An announcement to the planetarians it is NOW. What is now?

The Judgment

Daniel was shown a vision of the political events on the planet where the vision deals with the four beasts. The lion, bear, leopard and the ugly iron like beast. We know these were the empires of the world concluding with the Roman Empire.

Daniel 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it [was] diverse from all the beasts that [were] before it; and it had ten horns.

Notice what he sees in the Roman Empire in the ten horns. The barbaric tribes were ruling under the Roman Empire and they were given the jurisdiction.

Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

The Rise of the Papacy

What do we see? The rise of the papacy. He plucks up the Ostrogoths, and Heruli and we see the Papacy. He had a mouth speaking great things. Notice as he is come to this power it comes to a point in time;

Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

The books were opened in heaven where Gods throne was.  Daniel sees the description of this.

Daniel 7:15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of [my] body, and the visions of my head troubled me. 16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

Did you notice that Daniel was troubled? How troubled are we when we should see and understand these things? He comes to identify the sequence of events that identifies the hour of Gods judgment.

Daniel 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. 24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Here is a time prophecy. How long will this papal power have complete control over this earth? A time, times and a dividing of time. In the bible a time is a year. Three and a half years = 1260 days. You can find this time prophecy in Revelation. It starts when the papacy had full control. When the kings of the  Barbarians gave over to the control of the papacy in 538AD. This time period from 538 to 1798 is 1260 years. At the time of the end In 1798 what happened to the pope under Napoleon? He was taken prisoner and the papacy lost its dominion over the world at that time.  When that happened? The times time a dividing of times, the judgment shall sit. The hour of Gods judgment was to come into existence at what time? After the 1260 years, after 1798. If you read Daniel 8:14 it is 1844 when the sanctuary shall be cleansed.

Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who [is] like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months.

42 months is 1260 years.

Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

Since 1798 we know that the books have been opened in the sanctuary above as we read in Daniel. This is present truth.

Solemn are the scenes connected with the closing work of the atonement. Momentous are the interests involved therein. The judgment is now passing in the sanctuary above. For many years this work has been in progress. Soon–none know how soon–it will pass to the cases of the living. In the awful presence of God our lives are to come up in review. At this time above all others it behooves every soul to heed the Saviour’s admonition: “Watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” Mark 13:33. “If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” Revelation 3:3. {GC 490.1}

As the books are opened in heaven, the dead were judged first and then the living. None know how soon. Can we identify maybe a point in the scripture where it has started with the living and it’s started with me now?  When he comes upon us it is destruction. The judgment commenced in 1844 after 1798 and the commencement of those who are living has started.  The following scripture shows that it’s very likely started on the living;

Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, [even] at the doors. 30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

What is Jesus saying here? He warns about the imminence of his return and then he says there is a generation that will not pass until all these things are fulfilled until the closing of the scenes.

The Sealing and the Terrible Plagues

Jesus says learn a parable of the fig tree. Here you see the parable of the fig tree. Most people read the parable of the fig tree in mark as a picture of summer is coming. But Jesus spoke another parable in Luke;

Luke 13:6 He spake also this parable; A certain [man] had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

13:7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?

13:8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung [it]: 9 And if it bear fruit, [well]: and if not, [then] after that thou shalt cut it down.

What was Jesus stalking about in this parable? Jesus wanted to dig around the tree of the Jewish nation for another period of time to see if they would accept him and bear fruit. But after a period of time if not cut it down. If you read the parable in Luke it talks about the other trees which are nations.

The Fig Tree

The fig tree was the Jewish nation. The fig tree (Israel) was cut down. Have you ever cut a fig tree down at the base? The stump? Is it dead now? At the right season it will shoot again out of the stump. Is this what happened to the Jewish nation? Did it lose its national power? Indeed it had no place of its own anymore but what happened? In 1948 the little colonies of the world received power to become nations. India, Indonesia, Timor and Australia. In 1948 all the colonies gained government from 1945 to 1949. But the nation of Israel received their government again. Ever since that time what do you see in the Middle East? War, upheaval, the Arabs don’t like it. What did Jesus say? That would be the beginning of the end. You know when the fig tree shoots you know it’s close. Notice what Jesus says to the question is it now? Are our names coming up?

The Generation Since 1948 Shall Not Pass

Matthew 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.

Jesus said if you are watching and if you can see the events around you, if you can see 1948 the fig tree shooting again, as you see all these things and the question is in your mind when will the judgment commence with the living? He says this generation will not pass.

Has the judgment commenced on the living? You can’t help but see it. We are living in a time where the world is judging each other. Everything that was done by Catholicism in the past and the priests with the children is all being brought into the open. Everything that people have done in the past is coming up. The books of heaven are open and we can see for ourselves the terrible time in which we are living. In this time Jesus says;

Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed [is] that servant, whom his Lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

Meat In Due Season

Meat in due season is needed at that time when it is close even at the door. My heart has been heavily burdened that this is the message that needs to be addressed to get ready and be part of the living that are being sealed in the judgment. It is now.  As we know not the exact time of His coming, we are commanded to watch.

Luk 12:37 Blessed [are] those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching:

Those who watch for the Lord’s coming are not waiting in idle expectancy. {DA 634.2}

Oh it’s late, we don’t know when he’s coming, and we’ll just wait for him.

The expectation of Christ’s coming is to make men fear the Lord, and fear His judgments upon transgression. It is to awaken them to the great sin of rejecting His offers of mercy. Those who are watching for the Lord are purifying their souls by obedience to the truth. {DA 634.2}

Just at such a time they are doing that, what is being heard in Christendom? You will be saved by justification don’t worry about sanctification. At this time when we are supposed to be alert and preparing or Jesus to come and survive this terrible time people are being put to sleep. God’s faithful people are purifying their souls by obedience to the truth by watching.

With vigilant watching they combine earnest working. Because they know that the Lord is at the door, their zeal is quickened to co-operate with the divine intelligences in working for the salvation of souls. These are the faithful and wise servants who give to the Lord’s household “their portion of meat in due season.” Luke 12:42. They are declaring the truth that is now especially applicable. As Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and Moses each declared the truth for his time, so will Christ’s servants now give the special warning for their generation. {DA 634.2}

Have you admired these men of the past? You want to be one of them? In such a time as this we are right at the cusp of the fulfillment of all those prophecies.

In this our day, as in Christ’s day, there will be a misreading and misinterpreting of the Scriptures. If the Jews had studied the Scriptures with earnest, prayerful, humble hearts, their searching would have been rewarded with a true knowledge of the time, and not only the time, but also the manner of Christ’s first appearing. They would not have ascribed the glories of the second appearing of Christ to His first advent. They had the testimony of Daniel; they had the testimony of Isaiah and other prophets; they had the teaching of Moses; and here was Christ Himself in their midst, and still they were searching the Scriptures for evidence in regard to His coming. They were doing to Christ, at the same time, the very things that it had been prophesied they would do. They were so blinded that they knew not the time of His visitation, or what they were doing. Thus they were fulfilling the Scripture. {UL 368.3}

We have prophecies for our time. Where are we? Are you fulfilling scripture on the right or wrong side of the fence?

Many are doing the same thing today . . . because they have not had experience in the testing message comprehended in the first, second, and third angels’ messages. There are those who are searching the Scriptures for proof that these messages are still in the future. They gather together the truthfulness of the messages, but they fail to give them their proper place in prophetic history. Therefore such are in danger of misleading the people in regard to locating the messages. They do not see and understand the time of the end, or when to locate the messages. . . .The watchman is to know the time of the night. Everything is now clothed with a solemnity that all who believe the truth should feel and sense. . . . All the little things of life are but a mote now. Those that pertain to eternity are of great consequence.–Manuscript 41a, Dec. 20, 1896, untitled manuscript. {UL 368.4}

Sr White wrote that in 1896. Does this speak for itself? If that is what she wrote back there, where are we today? Is it extremely solemn? Are we sensing the seriousness of it? I fear the majority of people don’t and I pray each here will feel it as it should be felt. We must not be like the Jews to fulfill the prophecies on the wrong side of the fence. What is to be our present activity so late in such impending circumstances around us today? What were the angels trying to do? They were trying to seal the servants of God in their foreheads. What is the sealing experience that you must partake of?

Hebrew 8:10 For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

People say oh that is nice. Okay Lord write your law in my heart but they don’t know what it means. What does it mean to write the law in the heart? They are sealed where? In their foreheads in experience, not just in theory. What does it mean in reality? This explains the sealing in the forehead and what is meant;

Just as soon as the people of God are sealed in their foreheads–it is not any seal or mark that can be seen, but a settling into the truth, both intellectually and spiritually, so they cannot be moved–just as soon as God’s people are sealed and prepared for the shaking, it will come. Indeed, it has begun already; the judgments of God are now upon the land, to give us warning, that we may know what is coming (MS 173, 1902). {4BC 1161.6}

What happened in 1914? World War 1. What happened in 1935? World War 2. Sr White said in her time these things were already happening. What happened to the Seventh Day Adventist church in World War 1? Were they solid? Did they stand on the platform of truth in the organization? Their knees were weak and they fell into participating in an event that had to do with the last days. They fell on the wrong side of the fence. How many people weren’t moved in World War 1 who stood firm and faithful? Not even 5%. Only 2%. They were not moved, they were settled. They could not participate as it was part of the last day events. We can’t be part of these things as the world is gearing up to Armageddon. They were sealed and protected from the destruction on that nature.  What must we do with the truth? We must settle in it so we cannot be moved.

The truth is kept altogether too much in the outer court. Bring it into the inner temple of the soul, enthrone it in the heart, and let it control the life. The word of God should be studied and obeyed, then the heart will find rest and peace and joy, and the aspirations will tend heavenward; but when truth is kept apart from the life, in the outer court, the heart is not warmed with the glowing fire of God’s goodness. {5T 547.1}

Remember the body sanctuary? The frontal lobe, the second apartment? When the test comes, you will fall on the wrong side of the fence as the Jews did. This is a work.

Those who really want to learn of Christ will have to empty the soul of all its proud imaginings, that there may be room to enthrone Him there. {OHC 110.4}

What gets in the way? The proud imaginings when self is occupied in the frontal lobe. It must be removed and Jesus must be enthroned. This is the work that Christ and the angels are doing, settling into the truth Gods people so that it is practiced and put in to effect in our home and church life.

If there are problems in your family and church and you are not overcoming those problems then you are in grave danger. We must face our situations, conquer them and Christ must be enthroned within. The sanctifying activity by the beauty of Jesus Christ in our hearts, we will do our part in sanctification. This is the most important exercise to be sealed by the angel that is doing this work.

Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

God is working in the forehead and the angels are sealing in the forehead. As we do this, what is the activity of concentrated effort? We want to see Jesus as he is soon coming and not very far away at all. When he comes, what must we be?

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Do you want to be like him when he comes? What must you do?

1 John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

That is our work.

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

He is coming in our lifetime, our names are up there and the books are being opened. The Lord is opening the things that mar our life. It is purging you. It shows your corruptions and people are running away from it. People say I don’t want to see it. God wants us to see our corruptions so we can confess and remove them out of our system. As a result of us doing this, those who engage, what will be their intercourse with their fellow man? What will happen if we are being sealed and participating in this work?

Matthew 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his coming;

24:49 And shall begin to smite [his] fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

He is a fellow servant sharing Gods pure word. What does he do? He will smite. This is what is to be expected among the people being sealed.

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

They will smite God’s servant with the tongue.  If you are watching closely you pick will this up straight way. If you are a faithful servant giving meat in due season they will shoot you down with bitter words;

Psalms 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, [and] bend [their bows to shoot] their arrows, [even] bitter words: 4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5 They encourage themselves [in] an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them? 6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward [thought] of every one [of them], and the heart, [is] deep. 7 But God shall shoot at them [with] an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. 8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

The Sealing Time

While these people shoot and look for corruptions whilst proclaiming the message, they do a diligent search of your mistakes. They have done bad they say, its called character assassination. Don’t listen to them as its normal. Jesus has prophesied it. During the sealing time, what is happening? The harvesting, sorting out and shaking. We are living in the time when it will take its final course. Many people say don’t separate, wait till the harvest, remain together, the harvest will separate the wheat from the tares. When is the harvest? During the sealing time.

I see perplexities on every side. As character develops man and woman will take their position, for varied circumstances brought to bear upon them will cause them to reveal the spirit which prompts them to action. Everyone will reveal the character of the bundle with which he is binding himself. The wheat is being bound up for the heavenly garner. The true people of God are now bound up for the heavenly garner. The true people of God are now pulling apart, and the tares are being bound in bundles ready to burn. {1888 995.2}

When? Now and all the more now. What do you expect in your fellowship with your fellow brothers and sisters? Character revelation. Circumstances will come out and they will show what sort of character they have. If you are on the wrong side you will shoot out at your brothers and sisters. This is the harvest time, We are living in it now.  As the serious things are being foreshadowed, as the world is about to burst at the scenes, what is God saying to us now in all these terrible destructions is taking place?

The men with the slaughter weapons follow immediately after the Gods people are sealed.

Amos 4:12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: [and] because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

This is the message for our time, more than any other time. He is at the door. What you and I are doing whether in the home, mind or responses to God and his people, we are consolidating which bundle we are in.

If we are in the wrong bundle we will be segregated. God’s faithful people are being pulled away from God’s unfaithful people. It has to do with the true settling in the heart.

It has to be practiced and not held merely in theory. It has to be enthroned in the heart. The time is now nearly over.  This is my personal opinion but I give it two years before the plagues come. If we are not prepared, we will be destroyed with the rest. Do we sense it? Do we know what is going on? Are we doing our part to survive? The sealing must take place in your heart and forehead, it is not just a question of Sabbath/Sunday. Yes it is the Sabbath that seals but it is character that the Sabbath is a sign of. We can be Sabbath keepers all we like but if we are not sealed, we won’t make it.

May God help us to meet him.

Amen.

Posted on November 18, 2009, in Divine Service Sermons and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Right on.!. I recommend this to all SDAs, & all who do read it to take heed & truly read all the references our brother has given here. As my 10th cousin Ellen Gould Harmon-White had stated in 1909, & it is written in “Manuscript Releases Vol.1:pg.260;2nd para.:> “STUDY the 9th Chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be LITERALLY fulfilled;….”

  2. Very inspiring and very thought provoking.I hope many more will hear this sermon .Its not my brother not my sister but its me oh Lord standing in the need of prayer.

  3. two years , that long . I hope not

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