Category Archives: Walking in the Light of 1888

4. As You Received So Walk in Him

By John Thiel, Walking in the Light of 1888 Conference, Study 4, mp3

Colossians 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, [so] walk ye in him: 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

We live in a very important time.

Zephaniah 2:1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;

Is that you and me? Are we desired for the truth we hold? Are we outcasts?

Zephaniah 2:2 Before the decree bring forth, [before] the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’S anger come upon you.

The fierce anger of the Lord come upon you oh nation not desired.

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.

It may be you will be hid. We want to know that there is a way by which we maybe hid. We are to gather the children and elders and let the servants of God weep between the porch and the altar. That is note of serious connotations attached to it. The seriousness of this is contained in the back ground of the light that was given in 1888. We are to walk in the light of 1888. What was the light of 1888? The revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin pardoning redeemer. That was the light of 1888. 1888 was the beginning of the light of the angel that will lighten the whole earth. It is the present message that is already lightening the earth with its glory from 1888 onwards. It was the latter rain which led to the loud cry of the third angel which was to swell from then onwards. Read the rest of this entry

3. Meeting the Law’s Demands

By John Thiel, Walking in the Light of 1888 Conference, Study 3, mp3

As we open our heart to the message of Christ and His righteousness, Christ our righteousness, there are some mysteries which unfold. Apostle Paul expresses it; he says that he is the minister according to the dispensation of God, which is given him, to fulfill the word of God;

Colossians 1:26 [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Read the rest of this entry

2. The Faith of Jesus

By John Thiel, Walking in the Light of 1888 Conference, Study 2, mp3

Scripture reading: Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Why is the Sabbath day so special? It is written in Exodus 31.

Exodus 31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it [is] a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that [ye] may know that I [am] the LORD that doth sanctify you.

In the Ten Commandments it is identified as the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; and this is a sign of a relationship; because what does it say here? It is a sign between Me and you. He is introducing a relationship concept. He says: I want you to know that I am your Lord that is at work for your sanctification. And who is this Lord that is saying, I want a relationship with you, which the Sabbath is a sign of? Read the rest of this entry

1. The Law Our Schoolmaster

By John Thiel, Walking in the Light of 1888 Conference, Study 1, mp3

We are to walk in the light that came down from heaven in 1888. And you consider this; it’s a subject 120 years old. And why walk in the light of something that was addressed 120 years ago? Why address the matter such a long time after? We have already been made aware that the light of the Revelation 18 angel came back then; and that was the beginning of this angel and the beginning of the light that would swell into a loud cry. So as we contemplate that reality, why has it taken 120 years? and why have we, to all human observation, seen such little impact of that message in the ranks of the majority of Adventism? The Lord in His mercy, according to Testimonies to Ministers, p. 91-92, gave a most precious message; and to do what? To bring more prominently the Lord Jesus to us. Read the rest of this entry

Introduction: Overview of 1888

By John Thiel, Walking in the Light of 1888 Conference, Introduction, mp3

Scripture reading: Jeremiah 33:14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. 15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this [is the name] wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.

1888 was a long time ago. What was so special about what happened in 1888? It is Inspiration that will tell us what was so special. We are told under inspiration just exactly what was the light that was so special in that year. Read the rest of this entry