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these words be a blessing to your people in Jesus name Amen I believe in the words of Ephesians 5 Ephesians 1 5 through 12 and I want to put that as the foundation of this discussion we'll have today just to make sure that everybody's aware this is how I believe I believe fusions 1 5 through 12 and it says having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will to the praise of the glory of His grace wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved verse 7 in whom we have redemption through his blood the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace wherein he hath abounded towards us in all wisdom and prudence having made known unto us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself verse 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ both which are in heaven and which are on earth even in him in whom also we have obtained an inheritance being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will that we should be to the praise of his glory who first trusted in Christ that's what I believe I believe that this group this movement have been predestinated for this exact time in history and that we are the focus of this word right here if the infiltration and I'm going to read this today because I want to get the words correct the infiltration followed by the successive indoctrination the theft of both minds and means and the adventure a Bandhan 'men of truth completed by the brothers and sisters we used to worship with here and in Bismark and across the world has left me with questions regarding the nature of their swift demise it's been eye-opening to me to see that the theology of a social gospel was at the root of their fall until this time I was ignorant to the workings of social justice warriors my ignorance played a role in the acceptance of their doctrines but since their final separation I have found that these social justice values that were brought into our movement are nothing new they are in fact a very old tactic of the devil to deceive and pollute the people his PlayBook has been written out for centuries and today we have the same social justice warrior script being reenacted in our very midst for myself by acknowledging this ancient tool that's being used and educating myself as to its turns and twists then I'm better to equip to avoid the arguments their logic and they're deceptive work that they continue to do in order to undermine the faith and the belief in God's Word the author that I will read from today is not a seventh-day Adventist he is not a Sabbath keeper he has been writing from an understanding of evangelical Christian but he provides a very clear picture of the current issues we've been confronted with and I'm hoping that you will take your heavenly goggles your prophetic goggles and translate this little article I'm going to read to you without faulting him for his verbage his choice of translations and his other denominational shortcomings we need to be able to translate this work because I think this work even though written by a Sunday keeper applies directly to what we just went through because I would argue that the the people that recently left the platform of truth are actually sunday keepers they are sunday keepers so this is written by their own man and it's called the injustice of social justice and I hate it when people get up here and just read but I want I tried to rework this into my own words couldn't do it so stop me if you have a comment and I'm gonna read this and sit down the besetting sin of pragmatics style conscious evangelicals has always been that they shamelessly borrow fads and talking points from the unbelieving world today the evangelicals evidently don't believe the wisdom of this world is foolish before God first corinthians 3:19 virtually any theory ideology or amusement that captures the fancy of secular pop culture will be adopted slightly adapted and perhaps cloaked and spiritual sounding language propped up with specious proof texts peddled as an issue that's vital for evangelicals to embrace if we don't want to become totally irrelevant that paragraph is brother-sister spot-on what just happened that's precisely how evangelicals and I hope you can take that word evangelicals and apply it to what we're doing in the mid twentieth century became obsessed for several decades with positive thinking self-esteem Christian psychology and when I was first starting out in my own experience my personal experience is the Lord I really enjoyed listening to Chuck Swindoll and some of those other popular speakers just for this and I can see now it was just a positive thinking self-esteem Christian psychology type of a gospel so I can see how it would draw people and after that it was marketing savvy promotional strategies and by the beginning of the 21st century it was post-modernism repackaged and aggressively promoted itself as the emerging church movement today it is this critical race theory feminism intersectional theory LGBTQ advocacy progressive immigration policies animal rights and other left-wing political causes and they're all actively vying for an evangelical acceptance under the rubric of social justice not every evangelical leader currently talking about social justice supports the full spectrum of the radical causes of course most for the moment at least do not but they are using the same rhetoric and rationale a victimhood and oppression that is relentlessly employed by secularists who are aggressively advocating for all kinds of deviant lifestyles and ideologies anyone who claims victim status that's all you got to do that's all you had do over the last year and this movement is claimed victim status they can easily and effectually harness the emotional appeal of a plea for social justice both to gain support and to silent opposition indeed as social justice rhetoric has gained currency among evangelicals just about every cause that is deemed politically correct in the secular world is steadily gaining momentum among evangelicals it would be folly to pretend the social justice movement poses no threat whatsoever to us evangelicals seldom explicitly define what they mean by social justice possibly because if they gave an accurate definition of where that term came from and what it means in the secular Academy they might lose a lot of support countless critics have pointed out that the rhetoric of social justice is deeply rooted in what Marxism for many decades social justice has been employed as a political shorthand by radical leftists as a way of calling for equal distribution of wealth advantages privileges and benefits up to and including pure Marxist socialism what Pope Francis is promoting a men there is a route that we spoke about in classes last week and you said paganism but you admittedly went all the way back to heaven that concept started there it's a single concept right here today the nothing to think that you weren't prepared for this deception because you didn't know it was out there in this form but I can prove brothers and sisters now it's been there not just with the Catholic Church but with the Protestant Church all the way back to the Miller right time period it's always been here the rhetoric has been effective and nowadays the typical social justice warrior even that term brothers and sisters would you look up social justice warrior it's a Catholic term from oh yeah I wish I had written his name above this it's a Catholic term from a famous Catholic Jesuit that term is from its it used to be this wonderful thing but it is a Jesuit term and now people use it in such a way that they're promoting goodness and grace for the world but it's not a good term social justice wearers convinced that equal opportunity and equal treatment under the law are not sufficiently just we haven't achieved true social justice until we have equality of outcome status and wealth that's why we hear so much about income comparisons racial quotas and other statistics suggesting for example that systemic oppression by a male oligarchy which is what our school was accused of it's conclusively proved by the dearth of women who pursue careers and he's going to say stem and I'm going to say it was said that the women weren't upfront enough because that's how I'm translating this document and that language they're talking about the math and science issues Marxist socialists anarchists and other radicals purposely use such arguments to foment resentment what did satan do in heaven brothers and sisters fomented resentment class warfare angelic warfare ethnic strife tension between the genders or our elder up here doesn't really like the women because you don't see them up front o brothers and sisters this argument is old and other conflicts between various people groups between the young and the old because in order to restructure society to fit their ideologies they must first break down the existing societal norms all of that is true and the connection between Marxism and postmodern social justice rhetoric is surely a valid and important point but it's even more vital that we as 144,000 as priests employee the light of Scripture to scrutinize and evaluate the ideas currently being promoted in the name of social justice the Bible has much to say about justice and in the Bible the word that is used more than 100 thirty times it's never preceded by an adjective except in in zekiel eighteen eight which speaks of true justice it is occasionally paired with possessive pronouns God himself speaks of my Justice twice in the scripture twice in prayers addressed to God we read the expression your justice the point there are not different flavors of justice there is only one true justice defined by God himself and always in accord with his character it is a fact that the Bible puts enormous stress on the chair charitable aspects of justice goodwill towards all compassion for the underprivileged assistance for the fatherless and the widow love for foreigners care for the poor and especially providing needy people for the necessities of life this is found in Deuteronomy 1018 Psalms one forty twelve and Ezekiel twenty two twenty nine but biblical justice is not a one-sided affair showing partiality to the poor disenfranchised in an effort to even scales of privilege in fact scripture expressly condemns this as unjust Exodus 23 3 and Lit evade the kiss 1915 just as in scripture I really like this paragraph justice and Scripture is often paired with the words equity and righteousness justice brothers and sisters in the King James Version when you look it up it's the same word as righteousness righteousness I never knew that equity means equal treatment for everyone under the law the law righteousness signifies that which is consistent with the demands of God's law including including punishment for evildoers obedience to the governing authorities penalties that fit the crime and are applied without partiality a strong work ethic enforced by the principle that able-bodied people who refuse to work should it benefit from public charity those aspects of true justice are conspicuously missing from the recent dialogue dowdy social justice instead what we hear is an echo of the same accusatory rhetoric and political slogans being shouted by secular social justice warriors that fact ought to awaken in the Berean the urge to study that's my words wake up even more troubling are the statements that have been made by certain thought leaders by certain supposed elders by certain supposed world leaders in a movement of reform lines and prophetic truth who claim that anyone who doesn't advocate for social justice is preaching a truncated gospel some say that those who reject their social justice ideology don't have a gospel at all Anthony Bradley recently posted this and this is what he says here's the problem and this will be hard from a black church perspective evangelicals have never had the gospel ever read the book doctrine and race here then is the actual question when will evangelicals embrace embrace the gospel for the first time and brothers and sisters I heard this argument put into a different way about our school about our little church in Lambert community fellowship and this exact argument was used those who say such things typically bristle when critics compare their views to Walter Rosenbach and I found this little book for free online this week and started reading it on a PDF and I prefer to hold it in my hand so I ordered it so it's it's free online this book a theology for social gospel by Walter Rosenbach was written in 1917 and we're gonna read a little bit about what he says and then I'll make a comment on it the argument of Walter Rosenbach and the social gospel the argument of the most of the rhetoric are identical rose rosen Bausch was an early 20th century liberal theologian and author of a book entitled a theology for the social gospel he that Christians need to repent not only for their personal transgression but all for the social sins like most of today's evangelical social justice advocates Rosen Bush insisted that they had no agenda that he had no agenda to do away with the vital gospel truth he just wanted to widen the focus of the gospel so that he would encompass social evils as well as the issues of an individual sin and redemption but soon Rosen Bush said things like this public evils this is hymns quoted public evil so pervade the society social life of humanity and all times and places that no one can share the common life of our race without coming under the effect of these collective sins he will either sin by consenting in them or he will suffer by resisting them Jesus did not in any real sense bear the sin of some ancient Britain who beat up his wife in BC 56 or some mountaineer in Tennessee who got drunk in a DS 1917 but he did in a very real sense bear the way to public sins of organized society and they in turn are casually connected with private sins this book right here is a playbook for what just happened in our movement he starts with his chapters and what he does is he read he finds a new methodology and that new methodology was parable teaching this guy redefines how we're going to consider looking at the scripture and after he does that and starts taking this historical critical grammar method and looking at it for the whole dispensation then he goes into systematically tearing apart prophecy baptism the sacred ordinances everything that we've seen torn apart was torn apart in 1917 in the Protestant denomination by this guy and and I'm just a housewife and I combined it so I know there's probably ample more proof that this has been done and done and done I just thought it was interesting that it happened 1917 right around the time that we have a 1919 Bible conference going on same airs where we're coming in already to our what are we our history if we go on several of America's largest mainstream Protestant denominations eagerly imbibed these eagerly imbibe Parminder x' ideas all that did quickly drifted even further into liberalism until they had abandon any commitment they might have had to the authority of the scripture by then they had long since lost the gospel completely brothers and sisters we can look at this see how it worked before and know now what's going to happen just by looking at our history how it's happened before we can see why because those who let culture a political ideology popular opinion or any extra biblical source define justice for them we'll soon find that scripture opposes them if they are determined to retain their perverted idea of justice they will therefore ultimately oppose the scripture furthermore every attempt to widen the scope of the gospel will ultimately put the gospel so far out of focus that the actual message gets lost the message of social justice diverts attention from keeping us near the cross that was our opening song it divert that it turns our hearts and minds from things above to things on the earth it obscures the promise of forgiveness for hopeless sinners by telling people that they are hapless victims of other people's misdeeds it fosters the works of the flesh instead of cultivating the fruit of the Spirit Christians are the last people who should ever become offended resentful envious or unforgiving love does not take into account wrongs suffered the mark of a Christian is turning the other cheek loving our enemies praying for those who mistreat us and Christ is our example in this and were to follow his steps while being reviled he did not revile in return such qualities frankly are in short supply and the rheticus rhetoric of those advocating for social justice doing justice together with loving mercy and walking humbly with God are essential virtues they are the chief practical duties incumbent on every believer constantly complaining that we are victims of injustice while judging other people guilty of sins we cannot even see is antithetical to the Spirit of Christ this I wanted to do a book report on this book and I got the idea of this book from this blog and then I thought I don't know if I even need to go into a book report for this book because it's finally settled in my mind that you can prove it from that the Catholics paganism papal ISM had this social justice gospel now for me I have proved in my own mind that the false prophet had this social justice gospel the dragon is the embodiment of a social justice gospel so if to me all three of the threefold Union have proved in their past histories that what we got attacked by is just a old old tools that I was completely unaware of I didn't even know it existed I promise you when I started looking at this and I see how it slipped now into Adventism you can look now and see popular ad ministry choose using this this book to WoW their audiences with equality it's just an old tool of the devil and I'm confident in my mind that if you want to be a social justice warrior leave the gospel go be one but don't hide yourself under this cloak of Christianity because they don't go together or separate Church and advocates are actually in reality I mean they're actually using that book or just pretty they are no they have probably have no look at this book but when you go through it and you start looking at what he's doing to prophesy what he's doing to our idea of the Trinity that was brought in by the Catholic Church and now affecting the Godhead this communal theory what it does is it redefines the kingdom of God that's what they want to do they want to redefine this kingdom of God and once they allow their parable teaching to redefine the kingdom of God then then you're right into the middle of this book so I was go ahead the 1919 Bible conference it's a symbol of the apostasy of WW Prescott and you can go back into that history and and show that he was imbibing in Protestant theology that's why the 1919 Bible comic conference was his attempt to remove all prophetic understanding from the Advent message even when to take the 2300 days off but they wouldn't let him do that the the point being he was arguing also in that time period that sister white had manipulated incorrectly the spirit of prophecy so he was in a full-blown attack but you could trace back he didn't graduate from Adventist school he graduated from Protestant universities okay so there's a high probability that even Prescott was familiar with that book because that's what he was imbibing in in that history as he approached 1919 that being the beginning of the third generation I'm sure you can take that now we can add to the conclusion of the second generation the social justice it's there and show that the first generation where pnt failed was they reject the foundations the time the end magazine the second generation is here they've accepted this social gospel and the third generation they've invented this new Lateran message new midnight crime message and now you can see they're preparing people to bow down to the son at the Sunday law so Prescott probably had was problems he wrote books before this this is the 1917 books he had him in 1915 he had other books leading up to this crowning act that's what Prescott was into his Protestant thought during that time period it blew my mind and I didn't know how to tie it in with the third generation because I knew it was right in that third generation and I know you have the four abominations but I couldn't figure out how to tie it in but knew it was there those four generations okay and and they throw out the Foundation's first and then they end up with the social gospel and then they end up fighting the true midnight crime message and inventing a new one they do and they have the only difference between them and this this guy that wrote this which is a grace pastor you know what we'll just say that he's about grace is that we have the reformed lines we have the prophetic understandings that we have of seventh-day Adventism and this this perversion has just come in to that it came in to the they came in to the Protestants I'm seeing in Daniel 11:40 245 down all those lines it breaks down to a struggle between conservative and liberal liberal is is one of the elements whether you're looking at the papacy the United States the dragon for this movement or adventism it is a genuine conflict between the pharisees and the sadducees yeah two conflicting ideologies and you keep seeing it and you can prove it and it's interesting that we didn't see it before you couldn't be prepared for this before it's like you were tested on it you should have had a good enough foundation from the other generations but I I'm saying speaking for myself anyway I was blessed got a better understanding and some of the arguments that we've had over this past week with brother Daniel's class is talking about these kinds of concepts this just solidified it in my mind of we don't enter into their arguments on their territory it's not appropriate happy Sabbath saying stress that bit he made a list of over I think was like 51 52 changes that needed to be made in the great controversy where he was playing me in that such a way you let's pray our father God as we open and consider the Sabbath School lesson concerning Acts of the Apostles and the martyrdom of Stephen we ask father that your Holy Spirit would speak to our hearts through thy word and that she would give us wisdom and understanding that we may incorporate these teachings into our present experience we pray and we thank you in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ amen all right we are going to be studying the Acts of the Apostles page 102 102 get to the page here the first question being Stephens persecutors rushed upon him like beasts to pray let's go ahead and read the just the passage maybe you could turn to Acts the look of Acts and we're gonna read with someone volunteered to read verses let's read from verses 51 to 60 dead would you read those verses for us Acts chapter 7 Deb is gonna read from verse 51 through 60 you stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears you do always resist the Holy Spirit as your father's did so do you which of the prophets have not your father's persecuted and they have slain them which showed before the coming of the just one of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers who have received the law by the disposition of angels and have not kept it when they heard these things they were cut to the heart and they gnashed on him with her teeth but he being full of the Holy Ghost looked up steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing on the right hand of God and said behold I see the heavens open and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God then they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and ran upon him with one Accord and cast him out of the city and stoned him and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet whose name was Saul and they stoned Stephen calling upon God and saying Lord Jesus receive my spirit and he kneeled down and cried with a loud voice Lord lay not this sin to their charge and when he had said this he fell asleep okay so when you go to Acts of the Apostles the the better policy book and we read from page 100 the last paragraph on page 100 I said at this the priests and rulers were beside themselves with anger acting more like beasts of prey than human beings they rushed upon Stephen gnashing their teeth in the cruel faces about him the prisoner read his faith fate but he did not waver for him the fear of death was gone for him the enraged priest and the excited mob had no terror the scene before him faded from his vision to him the gates of heaven were ajar and looking in he saw the glory of the courts of God in Christ as if just risen from his throne standing ready to sustain his servant in words of triumph Stephen exclaimed behold I see the heavens opened and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God so the question number question number one states Stephens persecutors rushed upon him like beasts of prey search for an instant in the great controversy when the wicked will rush upon God's people just before Christ's second coming what is the difference between the two instances anybody look for that okay let's go to great controversy and actually I added some to the ones that already had of some statements great controversy 630 5.3 I'll tell you why even before we read that one I think it would be better to bring in some more the other more parallel ones to Stephens time we'll read the one from a couple of there from great controversy at least one or two but first we'll read from desire of Ages 7:15 okay 715 of the desire of Ages you know it's interesting this happened twice when Christ was being when he when he was on trial lost my place here 715 point one of the desire of Ages this is when Christ was before annas and the court of Caiaphas when the condemnation of Jesus was pronounced by the judges a satanic fury took possession of the people the roar of voices was like that of wild beasts you have wild beasts also in this passage that we're considering there in Acts of the Apostles they were acting like wild beasts the crowd made a rush toward Jesus crying he is guilty put him to death had it not been for the Roman soldiers Jesus would not have lived to be nailed to the cross of Calvary he would have been torn in pieces before his judges had not Roman Authority interfered and by force of arms restrained the violence of the mob and then you have a similar one this happened again on page 7 31.1 no sooner were these words spoken than a rush made fork right was made for Christ like wild beasts the crowd darted upon their prey Jesus was dragged this way and that Herod joining the mob in seeking to humiliate the Son of God had he not had not the Roman soldiers interposed and forced back the maddened throng the Savior would have been torn in pieces for a long time I wanted to take all of the all of this story and just put on a line but it's interesting here that this happened twice when Christ was on trial and both times the Roman earth at ease interposed and and stopped them because had they not stopped them like sister white said in an earlier passage Christ would not have made it to the cross and of course in this passage that we just read there and from the desire of Ages who would the Romans prefigure yeah I meant to say yeah yeah you're right I was thinking of yeah and then who would the Jewish let me get this right okay the Adventists yeah yeah what I was thinking of is like in the sense of second Thessalonians 2 where you have paganism preventing what's the word house letting or Priora what's a restraining restraining papal ISM so if we could put that together with this who would pay pal ISM represent or who would if you could parallel say they will put it on the board there so you have at Christ's trial you had the the Roman soldiers mmm it's not right it needs to be a higher there right and you also had the I'll just put to say this the Jews so DS they restrained they restrained the Jews didn't know it's going to go in here so who would the Jews be papacy yeah I'll be the papacy because just a wife does compare the Jews with the pate with the Catholic Church and of course these would be who and at the end of the world how about the USA right now what the hot we could tie that in with the she there isn't a complete similarity it's not exactly the same as with the stoning of Stephen because whereas with with Christ the Jews were prevented from killing him right then and there with Stephen there was no prevention so they were unrestrained there comes a time when they are unrestrained and even sister white brings out the fact that the the Roman authorities they turned him they turned a blind eye about it that I think they were bribed or something I forget how she says it but I think the Romans actually helped the Jews in the persecution she actually brings that out to conciliate I think it's just the word that she uses to conciliate the Jews with Stephen yes yes they did yes they did okay then you have another as far as the word rush there and oh yeah another incident very similar to this and but again they were prevented if you go to numbers 14 and if you know what numbers 14 is about you know what I'm you know what I'm going after here when the two faithful spies Caleb and Joshua were saying we can go in and take the land but then here in verse 10 but all the congregation bade them stone them with stones all right and then the glory of the Lord appeared in the tabernacle that prevented them from carrying out their diabolical schemes and so sister white in patriarchs and prophets on page 393 hundred ninety the unfaithful spies with loud well the unfaithful spies were allowed in denunciation of Caleb and Joshua and the cry was raised to stone them the insane mob seized missiles with which to slay those faithful men they rushed forward with yells of madness when suddenly the stones dropped from their hands a hush fell upon them and they shook with fear God had interposed to check their murderous design and it goes on and then at the end of the world great controversy 6:35 and it says with shouts of triumph jeering and imprecation throngs of evil men are about to rush upon their prey when lo a dense blackness deeper than the darkness of night falls upon the earth then a rainbow shining with the glory from the throne of God spans the heavens and seems to encircle each praying company the angry multitudes are suddenly arrested and then you have one more daring great controversy I guess I didn't well notice see ya page 631 ya the heavenly sentinels faithful to their trust continue their watch though a general decree has fixed a time when when commandment keepers may be put to death their enemies and the word rush is not in this one but it's implied their enemies will in some cases anticipate the decree and before the time specified will endeavor to take their lives but none can pass the mighty Guardian stationed about every faithful soul some are assailed in their flight from the cities and villages but the swords raised against them break and fall as powerless as straw others are defended by angels in the form of Minutemen of war so sometimes when the wicked rush upon God's people to destroy them they are restrained at other times they're not restrained and what bearing that would have upon us is the question I would throw out there I don't have an answer as far as prophetically question number two - Stephen the gates of heaven were ajar search for two instances in the great controversy where it is stated that the gates were ajar near the time of Christ's second coming state the differences between the two and their relationship to Stephens experience that's a fascinating one there let's see here reviewing I see a 5 BC 10 1070 9.35 BC ten seventy nine point three yep through the gates of jar they're streamed bright beams of glory from the throne of Jehovah and this light shines upon up even upon us so what what she's saying here this is in the context of the baptism of Christ through the gates of jar there's there streamed bright beams of glory from the throne of Jehovah and this light shines even upon us the assurance given to Christ is assurance to every repenting believing obedient child of God that he is accepted in the beloved so you have that there and also I thought I had more references I guess great controversies 632 632 great controversy oh yeah as the rest languages in the time of trouble as the wrestling ones urged their petitions before God the veil separating them from the unseen seems almost withdrawn the heavens glow with the dawning of eternal day and like the melody of angels songs the words fall upon the ear stand fast to your allegiance help is coming Christ the almighty victor holds out to his to his weary soldiers a crown of immortal glory and his voice comes from the gates ajar lo I am with you be not afraid I am acquainted with your sorrows I have borne your griefs you are not warring against untried enemies I have fought the battle in your behalf and in my name you are more than conquerors and I believe well every time I have read that passage that I just read to you I've always thought of Stephen when he was being stoned because I think it's at the very least that he was being strengthened to bear this persecution and he was being encouraged okay so then you have also great controversies 639 639 this is this is this this one here isn't just a little bit different while these words of holy Trust ascend to God the clouds sweep back and the starry heavens are seen unmistakably glorious in contrast with the black and angry firmament on either side the glory of the celestial city streams from the gates ajar then there appears against the sky a hand holding two tables of stone folded together says the Prophet the heavens shall declare his righteousness for God is judge himself and it describes how the the Ten Commandments are seen in the in the heavens and this also should remind us of revelation 11 the latter verses of Revelation 11 where's but it says that the temple of God was opened in heaven what what does the temple of God you know when you put all these together and you could almost say you could say actually I think you could make the case that when Christ was crucified when he died the veil that separated in the earthly tab in the earthly temple the veil that separated the holy from the most holy place was rent in twain from top to bottom and the people could see into the most holy place of course at that time is signified that that the earthly tabernacle the earthly services were over but still this opening of the heavens the gates ajar they seemed all to indicate something about a close of probation a change of dispensations etc whew would that not be the case okay and of course and I didn't include it in in my references here maybe someone could look up review and Herald I didn't bring it with me review and Herald November 29th 1892 it would be good to include that one into do you have it go ahead and read read that I might know well I you'd have to put into words a jar in there okay go ahead and read that and said one to another this is the very one who was accused of gluttony and eating with publicans and the one who was found and scourge dand crucified we believed in him as a son of God the Prince and Savior the revelation of Christ by the Holy Spirit brought to them are realizing sense of his power and majesty and they stretched forth their hands unto him by faith saying I believe thus it wasn't the time of the early rain but the latter rain will be more abundant the savior of men will be cool or biting the earth will be lighted with the bright shining of the beans of its righteousness he is the fountain of light and light from the gates a jar has been shining upon the people of God that they may lift him up in his glorious character before those who sit in darkness okay that's the very one I was thinking of so if you bring that down to our time to our line light from the gates of jar have been shining upon God's people since 9/11 because she mentions there the outpouring of the latter rain in just in different ways than what we normally see it in this bitter prophecy they did pretty for yes yes most definitely 9:11 and 1844 together number there was a time you're saying it there was a time it was been it's been several years ago whenever I am to the conclusion and I tried to resist it but it was it was irresistible that you can indeed line up nine eleven and 1844 is the beginning of the judgment of living yes they gotta line up yeah okay so yeah now this one here is is interesting number three question number three state the similarities between the events surrounding the stoning of Stephen and Christ's trial and crucifixion please use scripture references so let's examine for a bit if you go back to the book of Acts if you're not already there Acts chapter 7 and we're going to look at some similarities between that event and Christ's trial so we'll start there at verse 56 so Stevens and said behold I see the heavens opened and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God is there a similar incident in the time when Christ was being was was on trial go to Matthew 2664 2664 would someone read verse 64 of Matthew 26 go ahead and read whoever reads that read from verse 62 to 66 and the high priest arose and said unto Him answerĂ­s now nothing what is it which these witness against thee but Jesus held his peace and the high priest answered and said unto him I adjure thee by the Living God that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ the Son of God jesus said to him thou hast said nevertheless I say unto you there after shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven then the high priest read his clothes saying he has spoken blasphemy what further need have we of witnesses behold now you have heard this his blasphemy you said 66 yes what think ye they answered and said he is guilty of death all right so you can you see the similarities there okay Jesus says hereafter shall you see the Son of man coming with power and well he said sitting son of man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven Stephen says behold I see the heavens open and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God and you get a similar very similar response so you have there in verse 50 57 acts 7 57 then they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and ran upon him with one Accord okay but then in Matthew 26 the high priest he rents his clothes in just absolute shock that Jesus would say that and it made him very angry and he is saying he is guilty of death and of course 67 says that they buffeted him and they smote him with the palms of their hands okay then if you go back to acts 7 and verse 58 which someone read verse 58 the city and stoned him and the witnesses laid down their clothes and a young man's feet whose name was Saul okay do you remember any similar instances there now now it says cast him out of the city where was Christ crucified outside the city according to Hebrews 13 verses Allah verses 12 and 13 which someone read Hebrews 13 verses 12 and 13 wherefore jesus also that he might sanctify the people with his own blood suffered without the gate let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp bearing his reproach all right both were killed outside of the city and then of course you can you can connect with that Matthew 26 66 which we already read which is not so much having to do with it being cast out I mean being stoned outside the city as much as the response of you know in in verse 66 of Matthew 26 they're saying you know he's guilty of death 67 you know they buffeted him they they smote him with the palms of their hands but with Stephen of course they stoned him with stones as it in verse 58 yeah and I'm just gonna add this to it there in us us spiritual gifts pages 88 to 89 it says the chief priests and the rulers were enraged at the plane cutting truths as the plane cutting truths were spoken and as and they rushed upon Stephen the light of heaven shone upon him and as he looked up steadfastly into heaven the vision of God's glory was given him all right and okay go back to acts 7 and verse 59 which someone read verse 59 then calling upon God and saying Lord Jesus receive my spirit okay somehow I have a reference here to chapter two and verse one I don't know if that's gonna match they're out because this is notes that I've had for several years I don't know why I put that there acts 2 and verse 1 anyway yes I think it's because on the day of Pentecost they were all with one Accord and that was the same that was with Stephen they all rushed upon him with one Accord they were of the same mind to destroy him and kill him just like on the day of Pentecost they were all with one Accord to receive the Holy Spirit amen thank you yeah I don't remember my thoughts about getting but I probably probably had that in my mind yeah thank you and then also Luke 23 46 which someone read Luke 23 46 and when Jesus had cried with a loud voice he said father into the hands I commend my spirit and having said this he gave up the ghost all right and so Stephen he calls upon the Lord and he asked received my spirit and he also cried with a loud voice and invert Luke 23:34 before okay we need to read verse 60 of Acts 7 first and he kneeled down and cried with a loud was a loud voice Lord lay not this sin to their charge and when he had said this he fell asleep so could someone read in connection with that Luke 23:34 and also verse 46 Luke 23 verses 34 and 46 and said Jesus Father forgive them for they know not what they do and they parted his raiment and cast lots verse 46 and when Jesus had cried with a loud voice and said father into thy hands I commend my spirit and having said thus he gave up the goats okay so you see there it is that do you think it has any bearing upon us today the forest prophetically I haven't buddy studied that very much but yes oh sin yes I'm sure it has bearing on someone how do I have an answer there okay yes do you uh are you recognizing the difference that Steven and Christ predicting with the Jew succeed seen Christ in different positions different positions you saying like what Christ he was sitting and was with Steven he's standing so there's a jar but they're in a different position on the line because they're doing different works yeah well probation had not closed yet for the Jews right when Christ was on trial probation was about to close but it had not closed am i right is that right because probation for the Jews is progressive so yeah argue right or wrong yeah I've already referenced that at the cross when he died the veil of the temples rent that's definitely a close of probation but it's not fully closed until the stoning to Stephen's yes that's a difficult one Levites at Venice yeah because as far as I understand is sitting he still he still judging but whenever he stands it's done stand and they see him sit which gives you this definition of between 32 sees him sit they give Jesus said unto them that has said nevertheless I said to you hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting yeah but that's a second coming yeah it is you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven that's not no how are you defining this verse 64 because it seems that she's telling him like two events the way that sister wife that's not sure maybe the Bible described his second Jesus second coming he's sitting when you eating great controversy and I think in Revelation chapter 1 and maybe in chapter 19 I said yeah he's I think he's sitting but at least in great controversy I'm but not a nine point nine point nine percent sure that he is when you see him coming in the clouds of heaven he is sitting and he's riding upon a chariot so yeah yeah he's saying to the Jews you hereafter you will see Christ coming in clouds of heaven in the clouds of heaven and that will literally be fulfilled in light of what Revelation chapter one we might we're married well go there so we'll make sure we're all on the same page here Revelation chapter one I'm sure you're all familiar with this John sees him coming in the clouds of heaven and he says verse seven behold he cometh with clouds and every eye shall see him and they also which pierced him and all Kindred's of the earth shall wail because of him even so amen so those that pierced him does it mean only those who actually drove the nails through his hands but those who were responsible who forced his crucifixion they will be raised from the dead they will have a specialized resurrection you can say to behold Christ come in clouds of heaven in fulfillment of Christ's very words right there in that incident there with ki o ffice all right but do we understand clearly the difference between Christ standing and sitting after nineteen it says and I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse and he that sat upon him was called faithful and true and in righteousness he doth judge and make war his eyes were as a flame of fire and verse 16 and he hath on his vesture and on his thigh name written king of kings Lord Lord so he's seated yeah here he's seated on a horse yeah in Matthew it sounds like he's seated on the throne but he's seated yes so I but especially whenever he's standing I think that's Oh yep yeah the probation type thing which the Second Coming would be also right most definitely pretty nuts den no he's not I don't know what am I wrong one I just know that it has its bearing it when each of those skies are seen Christ is predicting and Stephen is seeing and doing something different it's because there's something and I'm just trying to understand what it was but it's being pointed out all right um I know we only have just a few minutes left I'm going to jump around here if you don't mind not literally question number nine question number nine how does the honoring of Stephen by God relate to the story in first Kings 18 you what's first Kings 18 about a lie John Cornell right was was Elijah honored on caught on Cornell yeah because you there in verse get to it here in just a moment so there in verse 37 hear me o Lord hear me that this people may know that what thou art the Lord God and the doll has turned their heart back again okay I should have read verse 36 let's go to verse 36 and it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice that Elisha the prophet came near and said Lord God of Abraham Isaac and of Israel let it be known this day the DA word God in Israel and that I am thy servant and that I have done all these things at thy word so God honored Elijah's prayer what's that not Elijah doesn't sound like he's honoring Elijah it sounds like he's lifting up his name yes but I mean Elijah at that time is being honored as the true prophet just like in our dispensation or our line let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel and that I am thy servant and that I have done all these things at thy word he he's being in a sense yes you can say he's being lifted up as an ensign this is the true prophet yes God is being honored but God says dammit honor me I will honor he says hear me hear me doubling midnight cry yes and then verse 38 38 reference to Josiah Lynch's prediction about Islam and when it came true in 1840 20,000 people joined the movement and in verse 38 fire comes down out of heaven yep and so what will I mean what's the implications for our movement Lord he is God the Lord he is God at doubling the people that see it recognize who the true prophetic message is and when is that going to be July 18 July 18 2020 the other prophets all get slain and it's Elijah that does it 850 of them yes supernatural power to slay 850 people yeah it's like Samson yeah yeah I got I never compared it with Samson but I would yeah I could definitely see that it's all correct yeah so anyway we could we could deal with the next question but we won't we have we're out of time wish we could deal with them all we've always thought Elijah is that in the millerite history the Millerites are distinguished as the true prophet and Protestant America begins to fulfill its role of apostate Protestantism the distinction is made at Carmel between true profit false prophet and we use millerite history to prove that so it happens again at the end of the world first among the priests then among the churches of the United States happens twice yeah it first came to eighteen seventeen and eighteen and nineteen but actually for chapter eighteen as I would say one of the most important chapters in the Bible it has a enormous bearing upon the end of the world state it's the first story of the Bible that the Millerites understood that they were fulfilling after the great disappointment so the first thing that adventism wakes up to on october post october 22nd is that they are elijah and the last promise of the old testament is this story turn the hearts of the children under the father's and that's that's its prayer there so it's got history of Adventism history the old testament and they're all speaking about the end of the world every time i think about these kind of things he's always he always amazes me that when i was first studying to become a Seventh day Adventist the the very first study other than having read George Van Diemen's little booklets there which gave me a foundation in Adventism it wasn't until months after I read those books that I began to actually make efforts and in searching for the true church even though I knew that he was the seventh evidence but the local pastor the very first study that he gave me was the only Elijah message the very first and I'm thankful for that even though he later up himself apologized let's pray our Father which art in heaven we thank you for the Elijah message we thank you Lord for the testimony of Steven and how you honored him and by showing him by opening the gates of heaven and helping him to see Christ on his throne actually standing up and strengthening him we thank you Father for Elijah's testimony and that you honored him there on Carmel and we pray Lord that you would help us each one of us to be among that number who are the Elijah's in these last days we pray and we thank you in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ amen