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Richard Myers

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Darkness is Covering the Earth
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:23:00 AM »
The last week has been a trial for me as we have had to deal with those who are opposed to the light God has given to His people. Remnant Online was infiltrated by the enemy. In order to protect 20 years of testimony, we took the site down until we could make some changes in our security system. This has been done and we are safer, but like other large entities including the US government, the enemy is always at work and will at times succeed in his evil attempts. We have nothing to hide, so to our friends in China, we hope you have been blessed by the truth you are seeing for the first time.

There is a God in heaven and He loves you. Here you can read in detail the work He has done in the past and what He is doing today. While Satan is at work attempting to throw a cover over the glory of God, while darkness is covering the Earth, God's glory will shine brighter.

"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side...The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also [shall be] all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.  Isaiah 60:1-4,19-22.

We glory in our tribulation (trials), for we know that it works for our good and God's glory as we abide in Christ. So, our time is God's time. What He allows to come to us, is for our good and we are to be His witnesses in our trial. The world will see there is a difference between those who love Him and those who do not. We pray for the people in China. We pray that the government of China will see that those who love Jesus do not seek to harm others, but to bless them.

Trouble is coming upon the Earth. There is a time of trouble coming such as never was. Let the people of China understand that America is not the solution for her problems. No nation on this Earth any longer represents the God of heaven. America was a Protestant Nation that brought freedom to many around the world. But, this is no longer so. She does not represent any longer the principles of heaven. She has turned from God and now speaks with the mouth of the dragon. "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth 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." Rev. 13:11,12.

Let the people of China seek to understand the character of our God and His plan of salvation for the lost. There are true Christians in many countries around the world, including in China. While God has faithful teachers in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be faithful as were the Bereans and compare what is taught with the Bible. There are wolves dressed in sheep's clothing in God's church today. You will know them by their fruits. You cannot get good fruit off of a bad tree and you cannot get bad fruit from a good tree. Love, joy, and peace come only from those who love God supremely.

A note to our Remnant Online family. We do not yet have an encrypted site. We are working on it. You will get a notice from the browser you are using that there is a risk from coming to our website. It is true that if you are using a password to login to Remnant Online, it may be seen by others than us. If you are using that same password for other sites, or for your bank account, you are at risk. Do not use the same password for important matters. This is the concern, and it is serious. Do not think that you password is safe from discovery. Is anything safe on the internet? I don't think so.

We have taken measures to protect your privacy by using email rather than Remnant Online's software to gather private information. Even that can be compromised, but it is safer than having it included in our website software. Your private information was not released when we were infiltrated by who we believe to be the government of China.

We believe there are many Chinese who are reading at Remnant Online, but do not register or post. We are praying for you that you are blessed in reading the light God has so graciously given to His people. We know that many around the world are being persecuted for their faith. Think it not strange when fiery trials come. "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy." 1 Peter 4:12,13.

God is pouring our His Spirit upon the Earth, to all who will receive it. Persecution will come to all who live a godly life in Christ Jesus. "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." Matthew 5:10-12.

God has not left us to stumble over the truth. He sent a prophet in our day to help us rightly understand truth. We are blessed to have been sharing that truth over the last 20 years here at Remnant Online. Here is a short passage from the Review and Herald that will encourage our friends in China and all who are being persecuted for righteousness sake.

In this age of boasted enlightenment, the Christian church is confronted with a world lying in midnight darkness, almost wholly given over to idolatry. A well-nigh universal disregard of the law of Jehovah is rapidly making the world like the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. As in the days before the Flood, violence is filling the land. Gambling and robbery are coming to be common evils. The use of intoxicating liquors is on the increase. Many who have followed their own unsanctified will seek to end their unprofitable lives by suicide. Iniquity and crime of every order are found in the high places of the earth, and those who assent to these wrongs are seeking to shield the guilty ones from punishment. Not one hundredth part of the corruptions that exist is being made plain to the world. Little of the cruelty that is carried on is known. The wickedness of men has almost reached its limit.

In many ways Satan is revealing that he rules the world. He is influencing the hearts of men and corrupting their minds. Men in high places are giving evidence that their thoughts are evil continually. Many are seeking after riches and scruple not to add to their wealth through fraudulent transactions. The Lord is permitting these men to expose one another in their evil deeds. Some of their iniquitous practices are being laid open before the world, that thinking men who still have a desire in their hearts to be honest and just with their fellowmen may understand why God is beginning to send His judgments on the earth. The Lord will surely punish the world for its iniquity; “the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” ...

The Lord in compassion is seeking to enlighten the understanding of those who are now groping in the darkness of error. He is delaying His judgments upon an impenitent world, in order that His light bearers may seek and save that which is lost. He is now calling upon His church on the earth to awake from the lethargy that Satan has sought to bring upon them, and fulfill their heaven-appointed work of enlightening the world. His message to His church at this time is, “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” To meet the conditions existing at the time when darkness covers the earth, and gross darkness the people, the church of God has been commissioned to cooperate with God in shedding abroad the light of Bible truth. To those who seek to do their part faithfully as bearers of precious light, is given the assurance: “The Lord shall rise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.”

The world today is in crying need of a revelation of Christ Jesus in the person of His saints. God desires that His people shall stand before the world a holy people. Why?—because there is a world to be saved by the light of gospel truth; and as the message of truth that is to call men out of darkness into God’s marvelous light is given by the church, the lives of its members, sanctified by the Spirit of truth, are to bear witness to the verity of the messages proclaimed.
 
God desires His people to place themselves in right relation to Him, that they may understand what He requires of them above all things else. They are to reveal to every struggling soul in the world what it means “to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly” with their God. Wherever they are, at home or abroad, they are to be His commandment-keeping people. They are to have the assurance that their sins are forgiven, and that they are accepted as children of the Most High. Review and Herald, March 31, 1910.
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.