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Happy New Year (2016)

Happy New Year to all, and may “The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. ” (Numbers 6:24-26)

We all must have heard “Happy New Year” at least several times already for  the day.  It is a good wonderful greeting as we embark on another year of unknown. God only knows the end from the beginning, “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done…” (Isaiah 46:10)  But the Bible also tells us that, “…He revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7) “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29:29)  God has revealed many prophecies through His word, and many of those prophecies were fulfilled in 2015.

Then in following in prophetic principles 2016 will be an even more eventful year. The Bible likens the coming of the Lord to a woman that is about to give birth.  As the time draws near, birth pain increases and are more intense and the pains are closer together. (See Rev. 2:12)

We know not the day of the hour, but we know when it is near, even at the door. (see Matthew 24:6 & 33) Some of the major prophecies we have seen fulfill last year is the “legalization of gay marriage in the US” (see Luke 17:28-30 & Genesis 19), strange weather – including drought, flood, cold when it should be hot and hot when it should be cold; tornadoes one day and blizzard the next. (See Luke 21:11).  We have see the surge in the terror group ISIS activities and media attention, this has to do with more than meets the eyes. “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:26-28)

We can mention much more, the escalating crime, instability world wide, political corruption, a very shaky world economy, etc. But as we have entered a new year, which has its troubles that we do not know of, let us “turn our eyes upon Jesus”.  This is the only way that we can make it through the “Perfect Storm” that the world has now find itself in.

There are not many, even among educators and statesmen, who comprehend the causes that underlie the present state of society. Those who hold the reins of government are not able to solve the problem of moral corruption, poverty, pauperism, and increasing crime. They are struggling in vain to place business operations on a more secure basis. If men would give more heed to the teaching of God’s word, they would find a solution of the problems that perplex them. – {9T 13.3}

 

…prepare to meet thy God… (Amos 4:12)

 

 

Look for the waymarks – Passing one by one

We don’t need to look too far for the waymarks, they are now popping up before us.  The supreme court today passed a historical ruling, effectively making same sex  legal throughout all fifty states and its territories.

Those that study prophecy would know that this is a huge development in the prophetic events, it takes us even so much closer to the “National Sunday Law”.  As a matter of fact, marriage and the Sabbath are twins.

Jesus pointed His hearers back to the marriage institution as ordained at creation…. Then marriage and the Sabbath had their origin, twin institutions for the glory of God in the benefit of humanity. Then, as the Creator joined the hands of the holy pair in wedlock, … He enunciated the law of marriage for all the children of Adam to the close of time. That which the Eternal Father Himself had pronounced good was the law of highest blessing and development for man. Like every other one of God’s good gifts entrusted to the keeping of humanity, marriage has been perverted by sin; but it is the purpose of the gospel to restore its purity and beauty. – {FLB 253.4} – FLB 253.4

If the Sabbath and marriage are twins institutions and marriage has just received a severe blow, then as twins the attack on the Sabbath (Sunday Law) cannot be too far off.  Twins usually follow each other in short order.

“The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.” – {3TT 280.2} – 3TT 280.2

Yes, this has been a great change, our nation has made the first turn in turning its back on God.  What will this first turn cause that will bring about the second (National Sunday Law)?

It will be declared that men are offending God by the violation of the Sunday Sabbath; that this sin has brought calamities which will not cease until Sunday observance shall be strictly enforced; and that those who present the claims of the fourth commandment, thus destroying reverence for Sunday, are troublers of the people, preventing their restoration to divine favor and temporal prosperity. – {DD 34.1} – DD 34.1

So we can see, that between the supreme court ruling on same-sex marriage and the Sunday Law, there will be increased calamities, and loss of prosperity (economic collapse).  This will galvanize the masses to accuse  God’s commandment keeping people for causing our nations woes, then they will demand a return to God through the passing of a national Sunday law.

Get ready, get ready, get ready. Ye must have a greater preparation than ye now have, for the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate and to destroy the sinners thereof out of it. Sacrifice all to God. Lay all upon His altar—self, property, and all, a living sacrifice. It will take all to enter glory. Lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where no thief can approach or rust corrupt. Ye must be partakers of Christ’s sufferings here if ye would be partakers with Him of His glory hereafter.” – {EW 66.2} – EW 66.2