breaking news event of international scope with intensifying magnitude
are daily blanketing the earth. Earthquakes, natural disasters,
economic instability and political strife are escalating. Treaties,
agreements and man-made covenants even of a clandestine nature fail
to address or arrest the real issues of this rapidly approaching
avalanche of global developments. In the process, religious liberty
and national sovereignty are being eradicated. Politically, economically,
and religiously bound together by coercion, the nations of the earth
are being forcibly moved towards a "New World." In effect,
a multinational global police force under the control of the United
Nations, have taken residence in the United States and other countries
to ensure its definition of "peace". The G.A.T.T. treaty
promises economic prosperity and the World Council of Churches promises
Who is the architect
and moving force of this diabolical plan? Who shall ultimately rule
this forthcoming global ecclesiastical government? Will it be Communism?
Will it be Catholicism? Will it be the globalist (international
financiers) or some other?
the pope of Rome to be the instigator and uncontested figure to
rule this upcoming religio-political economic system, but is this
really true? What does the Bible say?
OUT OF THE EARTH EXERCISES GREAT POWER
beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two
horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
excised all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth
the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast,
whose deadly wound was healed." Revelation 13: 11,12
beast with lamblike horns was seen 'coming up out of the earth'.
Instead of overthrowing other powers to establish itself, the nation
thus represented must arise in territory previously unoccupied and
grow up gradually and peacefully. It could not, then, arise among
the crowed struggling nationalities of the Old World - that turbulent
sea of 'peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.' It must
be sought in the Western Continent.
of the New World was in 1798 rising into power, giving promise of
strength and greatness and attracting the attention of the World?
The application of the symbol admits of no question. One nation,
and only one, meets the specifications of the prophecy; it points
unmistakably to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." The Great
Controversy, p. 440.
had two horns like a lamb.' The lamblike horns indicate youth, innocence,
and gentleness, fitly representing the character of the United States,
which presented to the prophet as 'coming up' in 1798
and Protestantism became the fundamental principles of the nation.
These principles are the secret of its power and prosperity. The
oppressed and downtrodden throughout Christendom have turn to this
land with interest and hope. Millions have sought it shores and
the United States has risen to a place among the most powerful nations
of the earth." The Great Controversy, p.441.
It will be noticed
that every beast representing the New Testament time has ten horns
except this one. The ten horns stand as a symbol of universal systems.
This fact proves that the two-horned beast represents a local government.
As civil powers or governments are symbolized by horns, this particular
beast having two, it is evident that the nation represented by this
symbol, shall have a double form of government. As John says, "The
beast spake as a dragon," it clearly reveals that it is to
repudiate it constitution, and the God given liberty of its subjects
will be taken away. According to verse 12, this power is to imitate
the beast "before him" (the papal rule): "And he
exercised all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth
the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast,
whose deadly wound was healed."
beast exercises all the power which the first beast, the leopard-like,
exercised, again showing it to be a world power. Indeed, it requires
just such a power to compel all the inhabitants of the earth to
worship as he commands, and to implement a likeness of a church
and state government that is as outdated as are the Middle Ages
themselves. Yes, it take such a power to influence the world save
those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life, to bow
down to it.
statement that the beast with two horns 'causeth the earth and them
which dwell therein to worship the first beast' indicates that the
authority of this nation is to be exercised in enforcing some observance
which shall be an act of homage to the papacy." The Great
Controversy, p. 442.
He will influence
all Christendom to "make an image to the beast, which had the
wound by a sword, and did live"; that is, he will engineer
a world-wide governmental setup, re-enthroning the principles of
the church-state rule of Ecclesiastical Rome.
would be directly contrary to the principles of this government,
to genius of its free institutions, to the direct and solemn avowals
of the Declaration of Independence, and to the Constitution. The
founders of the nation wisely sought to guard against the employment
of secular power on the part of the church, with its inevitable
result - intolerance and persecution.
provides that 'congress shall make no law respecting an establishment
of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, and that
'no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to
any office of public trust under the United States.' Only in flagrant
violation of these safeguards to nation's liberty, can any religious
observance be enforced by civil authority. But the inconsistency
of such action is not greater than is represented in the symbol.
It is the beast with lamblike horns - profession pure, gentle, and
harmless - that speaks as a dragon.
to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image
to the beast.' Here is clearly presented a form of government in
which the legislative power rests with the people, a most striking
evidence that the United States is the nation denoted in the prophecy."
The Great Controversy, pp. 442, 443.
GREAT MIRACLE WORKER
doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven
on the earth in sight of men.
them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which
had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them dwell
on the earth, that they should make and image to beast, which had
the wound by a sword, and did live." Revelation 13:13,14.
The beast spoken
of here is the one with lamb-like horns. But SOME ONE ELSE is introduced
by the pronoun "he", who "had power to do miracles
in the sight of the beast" (The lamb-like). The following scripture
will make clear who it is that performs the miracles: "And
the beast was taken, and with him the FALSE PROPHET that wrought
miracles before him, (before the two-horned beast) with which he
deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them
that worshipped his imaged. These both were cast alive into a lake
of fire burning with brimstone." (Revelation 19:20.)
miracles are wrought by the false prophet in the sight of the two-horned
beast. The power that is represented by this two-horned beast will
identify itself with "the false prophet", for together
they are 'cast alive into the lake of fire". Rev 19:20. From
this it is plain to see that the wonders which the beast does in
the sight of men, and by which he deceives them that dwell on the
earth" (Rev 13:13-14), are wrought by the false prophet (Rev.
19:20) "in the sight of the beast." Rev.13:14. Clearly,
then, the beast's civil authority, combined with prophet's supernatural
power, points to a union of beast and prophet - an affiliation of
state and of church representatives.
He, along with
the prophet, will become the world's chief dictator, and shape not
only the political and the religious policies of the governments,
but also the world's commerce. Thus he is to exercise persecutive
powers as well as the working of miracles.
THE FALSE PROPHET SATAN?
The false prophet
is not the papacy or the two-horned beast, neither is he the devil,
for we read:
devil that deceived them was cast into a lake of fire and brimstone,
where the beast and the false prophet are." (Rev. 20:10) "And
I saw three unclean spirits like frog come out of the mouth of the
dragon [the Devil], and out of the mouth of the beast, and out the
mouth of the false prophet." Rev. 16:13.
false prophet is the one who shall precede the manifestation of
Satan himself. Said the apostle, "And no marvel; for Satan
himself is transformed into an angel of light." (2 Cor. 11:14)
As the doctrines
held by the false prophet cannot be fully supported by the Scriptures,
miracles are performed to secure the confidence of the people. As
the great men and religious leaders declare to the public that the
so-called true religion is the truth of Christ, and that the false
prophet is His servant, multitudes will fall into Satan's snare.
His false prediction of the coming of the Lord, will be fulfilled
by Satan himself as he appears as an angel of light. His dazzling
brightness, and the false fulfillment of the prophet's prediction,
in addition to the already overwhelming delusion, will ensnare a
multitude greater than the first. "While appearing to the children
of men as a great physician who can heal all their maladies, he
will bring disease and disaster, until populous cities are reduced
to ruin and desolation." The Great Controversy, p. 589.
THE FALSE PROPHET THE POPE?
beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles
these both were cast alive into a lake of fire
And the REMNANT were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the
horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls
were filled with their flesh." (Rev. 19:20, 21.) Their final
end is accomplished by being cast alive into a lake of fire. But
the rest of the world ("the remnant") were all slain with
the "sword which proceeded out of his mouth: and the fowls
were filled with their flesh." [Christ at His 2nd coming] see
2 Thess. 2:3, 8; The Great Controversy, pp. 321,579.
of both the "false prophet" and the "beast"
is clearly foretold:
The lake of
fire into which the beast and false prophet are cast, cannot be
at the coming of Christ in the clouds, for the wicked are not destroyed
by fire at that time, but "With the spirit of his mouth, and
shall destroy with the brightness of his coming." (2 Thess.
2:8) The beast and the false prophet are cast into a lake of fire
after the sixth plague and before the end of the world. This destruction
of the "remnant", those that were left after the destruction
of the beast and the prophet, is not after the millennium, for the
wicked at that time are not destroyed by the sword which "proceeded
out of His mouth," but by fire that came down from God out
of heaven and devoured them" (Rev. 20.9)
After the millennium
and the destruction of the wicked, no living creature will eat another.
(See Isaiah 11: 6-9). Hence, the beast the false prophet are cast
into a lake of fire BEFORE the millennium; and that lake of fire
becomes a type of the destruction of the wicked on the other side
of the millennium - the second death.
according to the following testimony, the destruction of the papacy
is at another time and by a different process. "Paul states
plainly that the man of sin will continue until the second advent.
To the very close of time he will carry forward his work of deception."
The Great Controversy, p. 579. See 2 Thess. 2:3,8.
Thus the papacy
is to remain to the second coming of Christ, at which time the wicked
are to be destroyed by the brightness of His coming. Therefore,
the papacy is one thing, and the false prophet another, and the
beast still another. The beast "666" and the false prophet,
who are to be cast alive into the lake of fire, are the ones who
develop the image of the beast - a likeness of the worship in the
period of the 1260 years.
and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast
into the lake of fire." Rev.20: 14,15.) Thus the world would
be given an example before the millennium, of the destruction after
the thousand years had ended. The example of the beast and the false
prophet is to show that all the wicked will be thrown alive into
the lake of fire, and that is the second death. Speaking of the
everlasting ruin of the devil, the Word says:
devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone,
where the beast and the false prophet are." (Rev. 20: 10).
That is, the beast and false prophet do not come up in the second
resurrection, exemplifying that there is no resurrection from the
second death. Again, we see there is a type for every event, and
let none despise types, for where there is no type, there is no
NEW WORLD ORDER LEADER - THE MAN "666"
wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the
beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred
three score and six" Rev. 13:18.
number '666' of the beast in Revelation 13:18, as applied to the
papacy, proves to be unscriptural as well as unreasonable. While
the numerical letters of the title of the pope bears the number
666, there are many other titles, as well as names of individuals,
who bear the same number. By simple computing the numerical value
of letters in a title, or name, we find it fits many, hence we must
look for Biblical proof to make the application. Except we thus
prove the idea it would be improper an unfair to apply the symbol
to any one individual.
There are many
beasts spoken of in the Bible, but this two-horned beast is the
only one that can be termed "a man". It will be noticed
that from the 11th verse on, of the 13th Chapter of Revelation,
the Scripture speaks of the two-horned beast and close with the
words: "For it is the number of a man; and his number is six
hundred three-score and six." Therefore, the mystical number
"666," belongs to the two-horned beast and none other.
may not conclude that no one before it could have such a number.
The idea that
the papacy is called the beast is altogether wrong. The papacy is
represented by symbols on two different beasts. First, on the "non-descript"
of Daniel 7, by the "little horn having eyes like the eyes
of a man, and a mouth speaking great things"; second, on the
"leopard-like" of Revelation 13, by the head that was
"wounded to death." These beasts are universal, representing
the entire world in their time, both civil and religious. Therefore,
it could not be said of either beast, "it is
The papacy being only a part of both beasts (horn-head on one, and
simply a wounded on the other) cannot be called "the beast."
The two-horned beast is the only one representing a local religio-political
government. Therefore, of him alone can it be said, it is "a
man". Thus whosoever shall stand at the head of that persecuting
power a described in this chapter, and represented by the beast,
is the one who shall bear the mystical number 666. The Spirit of
Prophecy also states that the "King of the North" brought
to view in Daniel 11: 45, and two-horned beast of Revelation 13,
is the same power and that shall bear the mystical number 666.
is the last that treads down the true church of God: and as the
true church is still trodden down, and cast out by all Christendom,
it follows that the last oppressive power has not 'come to his end';
and Michael has not stood up. This last power that treads down the
saints is brought to view in Revelation 13:11-18. His number is
that the number (666) of the Image Beast [two-horned - U.S.A] was
made up; and that it was the beast that changed the Sabbath, and
the Image Beast had followed on after, and kept the Pope's, and
not God's Sabbath" A Word to the Little Flock, pp. 8, 9,
19.  Ours.
that the two horned beast had a dragon's mouth, and that his power
was in his head, and that the decree would go out of his mouth.
Then I saw the Mother of Harlots; that the mother was not the daughters,
but separate and distinct from them. SHE HAS HAD HER DAY, AND IT
IS PAST, and her daughters, the Protestant sects, were the next
to come on the stage and act out the same mind that the mother had
when she persecuted the saints. I saw that as the mother has been
declining in power, the daughters had been growing, and soon they
will exercise the power once exercised by the mother." Spalding-Magan
Collection - A copy of three early visitors, by E.G. White.
to be ready and waiting for the order of God. Nations will be stirred
to their very center. Support will be withdrawn from those who proclaim
God's only standard of righteousness, the only sure test of character.
And all who will not bow to the decree of the national councils
and obey the nation laws to exalt the Sabbath instituted by the
man of sin, to the disregard of God holy day, will feel, not the
oppressive power of popery alone, but of THE PROTESTANT WORLD, the
image of the beast." Selected Messages, Book 2, p. 380.
He shall decree
"that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark,
or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." Rev.
The United States
of America is the only government in the World that answers to all
This beast represents
a man who stands at the head of a nation, and whose influence goes
far and wide among the kings of the earth. He is further identified
by a number - the mystical number "six hundred threescore and
six." Rev.13: 18.
belief that the number "666" is the numerical identification
of some other power, is the spawn of the Prince of Darkness, and
is calculated to conceal if possible the identification of this
two-horn power. Inspiration puts the number on the two-horn beast,
and there we must leave it. When the number is finally made up,
the servant of God will be able to convince all the "wise"
as to just whom the beast symbolizes. We now see, thought, that
no one who studies the Word of God, need to be deceived when this
power does appear on the stage of action. Yet notwithstanding God's
warning against giving allegiance to the beast, the world fails
to give heed, with the result that even after his number is made
up, "he causeth all, both small and great, rich an poor, free
and bound, to received a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads."
BEAST'S DEATH DECREE?
had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image
of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would
not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
causeth, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bound, to
receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name
of the beast, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
the two great errors, the immortality of the soul; and Sunday sacredness,
Satan will bring the people under his deceptions. While the form
lays the foundation for spiritualism, the latter creates a bond
of sympathy with Rome
The Protestants of the United States
will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp
the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp
hands with Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold
union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling
on the rights of conscience
of distinction between professed Christians and the ungodly is now
hardly distinguishable. Church members love what the world loves
and are ready to join with them, and Satan determines to unite them
in one body and thus strengthen his cause by sweeping all into the
ranks of spiritualism. Papists, who boast of miracles as a certain
sign of the true church, will be readily deceived by this wonder-working
power; and Protestants, having cast away the shield of truth, will
also be deluded. Papists, Protestants, and worldlings will alike
accept the form of godliness without the power and they will see
in this union a grand movement for the conversion of the world and
the ushering in of the long expected millennium." The Great
Controversy, pp. 588, 589.
" The decree
which is to go forth against the people of God will be very similar
to that issued by Ahasuerus against the Jews in the time of Esther.
The Persian edict sprang from the malice of Haman toward Mordecai.
Not that Mordecai had done him harm, but he had refused to show
him reverence which belongs only to God. The king's decision against
the Jews was secured under false pretenses through misrepresentation
of that peculiar people. Satan instigated the scheme in order to
rid the earth of those who preserved the knowledge of the true God.
But his plots were defeated by a counter power that reigns among
the children of men. Angels that excel in strength were commissioned
to protect the people of God, and the plots of their adversaries
returned upon their own heads. The Protestant world today sees in
the little company keeping the Sabbath a Mordecai in the gate. His
character and conduct, expressing reverence for the law of God,
are a constant rebuke to those who cast off the fear of the Lord
and are trampling upon His Sabbath; the unwelcome intruder must
by some means be put out of the way.
decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the
law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness.
When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp
the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss
to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this
threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of
its Constitution as a protestant and republican government, and
shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and
delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous
working of Satan and that the end is near.
approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the
impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign
to us that the limit of God's forbearance is reached, that the measure
of our nation's iniquity is full, and that the angel of mercy is
about to take her flight, never to return. The people of God will
then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress which
prophets have described as the time of Jacob's trouble."
Testimonies for the Church, Volume 5, p. 451.
in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake
us, to fight the battle of the Lord when champions are few - this
will be our test." Testimonies for the Church, Volume 5,
We should now
decide what to do, so that we will not be caught off guard. For
this very cause the light of Truth has come to us now.
When the beast's
decree is passed that no one can buy or sell, and should be killed
for non-conformity, then God only can protect His people, the people
whose names are written in "The Book" such is his faithful
promise: "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great
Prince which standeth for the children of thy people; and there
shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a
nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall
be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the Book."
GOD'S PEOPLE NOW READY?
of God are UNREADY for the fearful, trying scenes before us, unready
to stand pure from evil and lust amid the perils and corruptions
of this degenerate age. They have not on the amour of righteousness,
and are unprepared to war against the prevailing iniquity. Many
are not obeying the commandments of God, yet they profess so to
do." Testimonies for the Church, Volume 2, pp. 446, 447.
has turned back from following Christ her leader and is steadily
retreating toward Egypt. Yet few are alarmed or astonished at their
want of spiritual power. Doubt, and even disbelief of the testimonies
of the Spirit of God, is leavening our churches everywhere. Satan
would have it thus. Ministers who preach self instead of Christ,
would have it thus. The testimonies are unread and unappreciated.
God has spoken to you. Light has been shining from His word and
from the testimonies, and both have been slighted and disregarded.
The result is apparent in the lack of purity and devotion and earnest
faith among us." Testimonies for the Church, Volume 5, p.
are subordinating themselves to the world, to its practices, its
customs, its selfishness. The church has gone over to the world
in transgression of the law, when the world should have come over
to the church in obedience to the law. Daily the church is being
converted to the world." Christ Object Lessons, p. 316.
WOULD GOD HAVE US DO?
the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near:
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the Lord and He will have mercy upon him;
and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." Isa. 55:6,
and reformation must take place, under the ministration of the Holy
Spirit. Revival and reformation are two different things. Revival
signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers
of mind and heart, a resurrection from spiritual death. Reformation
signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories, habits
and practices. Reformation will not bring forth the good fruit of
righteousness unless it is connected with the revival of the Spirit.
Revival and reformation are to do their appointed work, and in doing
this work they must blend." Selected Messages Book 1, p.
put the question to his own heart: "How have we fallen into
this state of spiritual feebleness and dissension? Have we not brought
upon ourselves the frown of God because our actions do not correspond
with our faith? Have we not been seeking the friendship and applause
of the world rather than the presence of Christ and a deeper knowledge
of His will?" Examine your own hearts, judge your own course."
Testimonies for the Church, Volume 5, pp. 217, 218.
the time to prepare. The seal of God will never be placed upon the
forehead of an impure man or woman. It will never be placed upon
the forehead of the ambitious, world-loving man or woman. It will
never be placed upon the forehead of men or women of false tongues
or deceitful hearts. All who receive the seal must be without spot
before God - candidates for heaven. Go forward, my brethren and
sisters." Testimonies for the Church, Volume 5, p. 216.
of us will ever receive the seal of God while our characters have
one spot or stain upon them. It is left with us to remedy the defects
in our characters, to cleanse the soul temple of every defilement."
Testimonies for the Church, Volume 5, p. 214.
many lessons to learn, and many, many to unlearn. God and heaven
alone are infallible. Those who think that they will never have
to give up a cherished view, never have occasion to change an opinion,
will be disappointed. As long as we hold to our own ideas and opinions
with determined persistency, we cannot have the unity for which
Christ prayed." Counsels to Writers and Editors, p. 37.
God, but not infallible, - we must not think, 'well, we have all
the truth, we understand the main pillars of our faith, and we may
rest on this knowledge'. The truth is an advancing truth and we
must walk in the increasing light." Counsel to Writers and
Editors, p. 33.
light is presented to the church, it is perilous to shut yourselves
away from it. Refusing to hear because you are prejudiced against
the message or the messenger will not make your case excusable before
God. To condemn that which you have not heard and do not understand
will not exalt your wisdom in the eyes of those who are candid in
their investigations of truth. And to speak with contempt of those
whom God has sent with a message of truth, is folly and madness."
Counsels on Sabbath School Work, p. 32.
WILL GOD DO?
may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while
the sinners in Zion will be sifted out - the chaff separated from
the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless
it must take place." Selected Messages, Book 2, p. 380.
will appear among the wheat; but it would do more harm to weed out
the tares, unless in God's appointed way, than to leave them alone.
While the Lord brings into the church those who are truly converted,
Satan at the same time brings into the church persons who are not
converted into its fellowship. While Christ is sowing the good seed,
Satan is sowing the tares. There are two opposing influences continually
exerted on the members of the church. One influence is working for
the purification of the church, and the other for the corrupting
of the people of God." Testimonies to Ministers, p. 46;
See also page 47.
been inclined to think that where there are no faithful ministers
there can be no true Christians, but this is not the case. God has
promised that where the shepherds are not true He will take charge
of the flock Himself. God has never made the flock wholly dependent
upon human instrumentalities. But the days of purification of the
church are hastening on apace. God will have a people pure and true.
In the mighty sifting soon to take place we shall be better able
to measure the strength of Israel. The signs reveal that the time
is near when the Lord will manifest that His fan is in His hand,
and He will thoroughly purge His floor." Testimonies for
the Church, Volume 5, p. 80.
the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled;
yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse
to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer
will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important
truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into
their individual experience. Time is short. God is calling, will
you hear? Will you receive His message? Will you be converted before
it is to late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity.
Letter 106, September 26, 1909" Manuscript Releases, Volume
1, p. 260.
REPLY TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER
The world government
which is to develop from the "League of Nations" and the
"United Nations", is not actually to be absolutely universal,
and there are still to be "two worlds," but rather than
there being Capitalism and Communism, they are to be those who worship
God and have their names written in the Book. The latter are the
only people who will not bow down to the future world government.
Here you see
that this unification of the world, engendered to bring peace and
harmony of the present chaos, will instead bring an even greater
time of trouble. And why? - Because though the beast may bring Communism
and Capitalism to mutual agreement, and cause them to bow down to
the image of the beast, yet those whose names are written in the
Lamb's Books of Life will never comply. From this you see that the
whole plan is directed by a supernatural power whose aim is to boycott
the people of God. They shall nevertheless be delivered
hour of the church's struggle with powers of evil is that which
immediately precedes the day of her final deliverance. But none
who trust in God need fear; for "when the blast of the terrible
ones is as a storm against the wall," God will be to his church
"a refuge from the storm." Isaiah 25:4.
day only the righteous are promised deliverance. "The sinners
in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who
among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall
dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walketh righteously, and
speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that
shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears
from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; he
shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions
of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure."
Isaiah 33:14-16." Prophet and Kings, p. 725.
will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of
them unto the nations,
to the isles afar off, that have not
heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare
my glory among the gentiles. And they shall bring all your brethren
for an offering unto the Lord out of all nations
to my holy
mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord as the children of Israel bring
an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord."
Isaiah 66:19, 20; See also Isaiah 52:1, 2; Joel 2:1-11; Matt. 24:14.
of Jacob is not like them,
Thou art my battle axe and weapons
of war, for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with
thee will I destroy kingdoms,
the armor of Christ's righteousness, the church is to enter upon
her final conflict. "Fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and
terrible as an army with banners" (Song of Solomon 6:10), she
is to go forth into all the world, conquering and to conquer."
Prophet and Kings, p. 725.
who have withstood temptation in the strength of the Mighty One
will be permitted to act a part in proclaiming it [the Third Angel's
message] when it shall have swelled into the loud cry." Review
and Herald, November 19, 1908.
A full realization
of the glorious reward that awaits mankind will even now compel
to shout for joy! And a like realization of the dreadful penalty
that awaits all who fail to make God their refuge, will cause them
even now to weep and gnash their teeth.
us strive with all the power God has given us to be among the 144,000."
7A Bible Commentary (414) 970.