How do we escape the coming crisis? - Posted: February 4, 2017
A crisis is coming because of natural disasters. Natural calamities will fall upon cities in United States and throughout the world with greater frequency and destruction. Voices all over America will proclaim the need to go back to church on Sunday to stop natural disasters, encourage morality and return to material prosperity. Yet Sunday observance is not found in the Bible, the Word of God. Sunday observance is the word of a man, the Pope of Rome. To obey means to suffer the seven last plagues of God and eternal death [Revelation 14:9-10]. To disobey means salvation in Christ with persecution [2 Timothy 3:12; Revelation 13:15]. We must escape the crisis by preparing for it.
How should you prepare for the Sunday vs. Sabbath crisis?
1. Consecrate yourself and family to God.
2. Separate from the worldliness of city life.
2 Corinthians 6:17
3. Shed secular amusement and entertainment.
1 John 2:15-17
4. Move into a rural country area.
5. Limit TV, mobile and internet device usage.
Never use for relaxation!
1 John 5:19
6. Live simple.
7. Pray. Read your Bible. Accept correction.
2 Timothy 2:15
8. Have worship in your homes.
9. Obey the Ten Commandments of God.
10. Keep the Sabbath holy.
11. Go forward and warn others.
12. Be willing to die for your faith in Christ.
"The work which the church has failed to do in a time of peace and prosperity she will have to do in a terrible crisis under most discouraging, forbidding circumstances. The warnings that worldly conformity has silenced or withheld must be given under the fiercest opposition from enemies of the faith." (5T 463)
The message must go forward, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication" Revelation 14:8. Ecumenism is Babylon. "Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots" [Revelation 17:5] is the Catholic Church who leads the ecumenical movement through the Pope of Rome. "The wine of the wrath of her fornication" is her corrupt teachings that violate Bible truth. "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" Revelation 18:4. You must separate from church denominations. You must not allow the government, controlled by the church, to dictate how you worship God.
The last great battle on earth is Armageddon [Revelation 16:13-16]. It is a battle between good and evil. It is a spiritual battle between a small group who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, including the Sabbath [Revelation 14:12; 12:17] and those who align with Sunday observance and the nations of the earth to break the law of God [Matthew 5:19; James 2:10; Revelation 14:9-10;18:1-24]. There are only two sides? Which side will you choose?
"The time is not far distant, when, like the early disciples, we shall be forced to seek a refuge in desolate and solitary places... The assumption of power on the part of our nation [America] in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath [Sunday observance] will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains... Every talent lent of God should be used to His glory in giving the warning to the world." (5T 464)
When calamity and destruction come upon the land, remember the words of Christ.
Luke 17:31-33 KJV
v.31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
v.32 Remember Lot's wife.
v.33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Genesis 19:17 KJV
v.17 And it came to pass, when they [the angels] had brought them [Lot and his family] forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain [suburbs]; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
Leave the cities. Live in the country. The cities are a dangerous place to live. City life corrupts good morals. Abide in Christ. Make Christ your refuge. In addition, do not wait for the crisis before finding that secluded location. It is a poor policy to prepare for a crisis when the crisis comes. Find a location. Move when God directs. Work now to enlighten people with Bible truth. Very soon, God's people will find refuge among the strongholds of the mountains.
John 9:4 KJV
v.4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
The most important work we must do is acquiring the attributes of Christ's character. Are we thoughtful, patient and gentle with family, friends, our children and spouse? Are we willing to suffer false accusation and abuse without resentment or complaint? Are we free from pride, ostentation, self-confidence and egotism? Are we willing to be a servant, a person of no reputation? Do we esteem others better than ourselves? Do we love those who hurt us? Are we kind to those who take advantage of us? Do we see in every person a soul for whom Christ died? We cannot have strife in our hearts against those who treat us wrongly and yet love them. Jesus said, "Love your enemies"—the people who mistreat you—"resist not evil."
A Christian in the home is a Christian anywhere. Anger, scolding, harshness, impatience, fretfulness, bickering, contention, dissension and strife are not fruits of the Spirit. An irritable, discontented, peevish person does not reveal the character of Christ. Neither does an exacting, dictatorial, rough or coarse nature. A Christian has an affable, polite, friendly, and cheerful disposition in public and private. A Christian should not become annoyed, defensive or angry when corrected. A Christian must be humble enough to say, "Forgive me" or "I'm sorry" even if partially wrong. A Christian should be meek and lowly rather than proud, self-assertive and ambitious for honor. A Christian is not headstrong or opinionated.
Seek goodness not greatness. Encourage success in others. Belittle none. Base self-worth on the merits of Christ not on the failings of others. Dispense with pride and self-importance. Practice humility. Speak less and listen more. Overlook insults. Know the power of silence. Overcome evil with good. Never retaliate nor become spiteful. Never discredit others or disparage their character. Never become vindictive. Never vindicate self. Ignore evil accusations. Defend truth. Demonstrate love.
Our characters must show nothing of the spirit of Satan. Humility is the foundation of every Christlike attribute. We need Jesus to be like Jesus. Correct theology is important, but the Spirit of Christ is essential. The most important preparation is the preparation of our hearts. Are you preparing your heart and the hearts of your children to live in the sight of a holy God? We prepare ourselves, our children, and others by following our faultless Example - Jesus Christ.
Therefore, crucify self.
Live for Jesus!
"God will accept only those who are determined to aim high. He places every human agent under obligation to do his best. Moral perfection is required of all. Never should we lower the standard of righteousness in order to accommodate inherited or cultivated tendencies to wrong-doing. We need to understand that imperfection of character is sin. All righteous attributes of character dwell in God as a perfect, harmonious whole, and every one who receives Christ as a personal Saviour is privileged to possess these attributes." (COL 330)
God has a work for us to do now, both in character building, and warning others to prepare for what is about to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise!