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I appreciated your post and thoughts, ClaudiaThompson, and concur with your last paragraph, "But in reality though, this should not even be the issue, in my opinion, because Women should not even WANT to be Ordained, not in this time of the Omega Apostasy. All it would be to them is a hindrance to keep them from preaching and teaching our true full message to the World."


Recently I was asked for the third time if I would consider the office of church elder. For the third time, I declined. My reasoning was very simple: Wearing the hat and the title of church elder would hinder me from doing the huge work/ministry I have in my hands. I also said that I will gladly support the elders and that they may call upon me as required. What I didn't say was that am able to minister away from the spotlight, out in the community, teach and share what I know to be truth for these times.
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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--40--A Night on the Lake
« Last post by Pastor Sean Brizendine on January 10, 2019, 06:52:07 AM »
Amen, Dorine! God has precious lessons to teach us so we can realize our continual need of Jesus! May we abide in Christ, so that His presence can be manifest in all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing in the most trying circumstances of life! We have no power to resist temptation except Christ remain upon the throne of our hearts!

"Day by day God instructs His children. By the circumstances of the daily life He is preparing them to act their part upon that wider stage to which His providence has appointed them. It is the issue of the daily test that determines their victory or defeat in life's great crisis." {The Desire of Ages, page 382, paragraph 3}

Our circumstances are God's means of teaching us, so we can prayerfully look at where God has us right now and discern His plan! This reminds me of this incredible promise: "The Father's presence encircled Christ, and nothing befell Him but that which infinite love permitted for the blessing of the world. Here was His source of comfort, and it is for us. He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ. Whatever comes to him comes from the Saviour, who surrounds him with His presence. Nothing can touch him except by the Lord's permission. All our sufferings and sorrows, all our temptations and trials, all our sadness and griefs, all our persecutions and privations, in short, all things work together for our good. All experiences and circumstances are God's workmen whereby good is brought to us." {The Ministry of Healing, page 488, paragraph 4}

I choose to appreciate what God is doing each moment in my life--and may each of us let every experience bring us much closer to Christ!
 
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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--40--A Night on the Lake
« Last post by Dorine on January 10, 2019, 06:21:00 AM »
"Day by day God instructs His children. By the circumstances of the daily life He is preparing them to act their part upon that wider stage to which His providence has appointed them. It is the issue of the daily test that determines their victory or defeat in life's great crisis.       

Those who fail to realize their constant dependence upon God will be overcome by temptation. We may now suppose that our feet stand secure, and that we shall never be moved. We may say with confidence, "I know in whom I have believed; nothing can shake my faith in God and in His word." But Satan is planning to take advantage of our hereditary and cultivated traits of character, and to blind our eyes to our own necessities and defects. Only through realizing our own weakness and looking steadfastly unto Jesus can we walk securely." 

So often when the waters of life seem calm we are sometimes tempted to believe that we are well grounded and secure against temptation. Pride always comes before a fall and this counsel in today's chapter clearly reveals our true condition. "Only through realizing our own weakness and looking steadfastly unto Jesus can we walk securely."
I am truly thankful that Jesus does not give up on me when I fall. What a patient teacher He is and with such gentleness. May we learn from the lessons of the past so that by God's grace and trusting in Him we will not repeat them.
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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--41--The Crisis in Galilee
« Last post by JimB on January 10, 2019, 05:48:55 AM »
The life of Christ that gives life to the world is in His word. It was by His word that Jesus healed disease and cast out demons; by His word He stilled the sea, and raised the dead; and the people bore witness that His word was with power. He spoke the word of God, as He had spoken through all the prophets and teachers of the Old Testament. The whole Bible is a manifestation of Christ, and the Saviour desired to fix the faith of His followers on the word. When His visible presence should be withdrawn, the word must be their source of power. Like their Master, they were to live "by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4

The Word! It was also by the Word that Christ was victorious in the wilderness of temptation. A few days ago I saw a question that is very appropriate. I don't remember it exactly but it went something like this...

168 hours a week the devil is using all his might to tempt us and to get us to fall. How strange it is that some think they'll be ok with just a couple of quick passing moments spent in the Word!
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Signs of the Times / Re: Global Warming?
« Last post by JimB on January 10, 2019, 05:39:14 AM »
Good for you Wally, I'll take some of your extra C02 to reduce my heating bill. But of course you realize it's not "global warming" anymore it's called "climate change" now so your month early winter fits right in with their narrative.
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Signs of the Times / Re: Global Warming?
« Last post by Wally on January 10, 2019, 03:17:02 AM »
Al Gore never shows up in Maine during January.  I wonder why?  Winter started a month early, and we're headed for the deep freeze this weekend.  I  believe I will increase my "carbon footprint" by adding more wood to the fire, and breathing out a bit more CO2 while splitting more wood.
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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--39--Give Ye Them to Eat
« Last post by Richard Myers on January 09, 2019, 08:09:22 PM »
Amen, Beacon. There is no greater sin than unbelief. If God says it, we believe it. If we don't believe it, then that is unbelief.
The devils believe, but they are full of unbelief. If we are fully surrendered to Christ, then when we are following His plan, He will give us what is needed to bless others no matter how little we have.

    And when we are brought into strait places, we are to depend on God. We are to exercise wisdom and judgment in every action of life, that we may not, by reckless movements, place ourselves in trial. We are not to plunge into difficulties, neglecting the means God has provided, and misusing the faculties He has given us. Christ's workers are to obey His instructions implicitly. The work is God's, and if we would bless others His plans must be followed. Self cannot be made a center; self can receive no honor. If we plan according to our own ideas, the Lord will leave us to our own mistakes. But when, after following His directions, we are brought into strait places, He will deliver us. We are not to give up in discouragement, but in every emergency we are to seek help from Him who has infinite resources at His command. Often we shall be surrounded with trying circumstances, and then, in the fullest confidence, we must depend upon God. He will keep every soul that is brought into perplexity through trying to keep the way of the Lord. 


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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--40--A Night on the Lake
« Last post by Beacon on January 09, 2019, 08:05:59 PM »
 "Day by day God instructs His children. By the circumstances of the daily life He is preparing them to act their part upon that wider stage to which His providence has appointed them. It is the issue of the daily test that determines their victory or defeat in life's great crisis."  DA Chapter 40

The devil knows how important the issues of the daily life are, and no doubt you along with many others, have discovered just how hard he tries to make sure we don't have " Time " for our daily prayers and devotional study.  He does his best to cause family challenges. Stress at work. Yes, and sometimes even with our church attendance and participation in Sabbath School and the Divine worship Service. Also in the out reach programs to share the "Good News" with others.

"Those who fail to realize their constant dependence upon God will be overcome by temptation. We may now suppose that our feet stand secure, and that we shall never be moved. We may say with confidence, "I know in whom I have believed; nothing can shake my faith in God and in His word." But Satan is planning to take advantage of our hereditary and cultivated traits of character, and to blind our eyes to our own necessities and defects. Only through realizing our own weakness and looking steadfastly unto Jesus can we walk securely." DA Chapter 40

I love the promise of Jesus found in Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."  But it can't happen without our willingness to spend time with Him everyday. After all He has done for us will you join with me and make a strong commitment to meet with Him on a daily basis as we journey on in 2019.
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Signs of the Times / Re: Global Warming?
« Last post by Cop on January 09, 2019, 03:10:37 PM »
UN: Global Warming Causes Mental Illness!!
[Excerpts]

 A landmark United Nations report revealed that catastrophic events induced by climate change could become regular occurrences as soon as 2040.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts disastrous effects around the world if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase at their current rate.
Previously, scientists believed these severe consequences would happen if the planet warmed by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit); now, the threshold is only 1.5 C (2.7 F).

Another related study highlights the extreme toll climate change has already taken on the human psyche, 22 years before the 2040 warning.

Short-term exposure to extreme weather, multi-year warming, and tropical cyclone exposure are all associated with worsened mental health, scientists affirm in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Our paper — when coupled with evidence that climate change may impact everyday human moods to severe outcomes like suicide — provides further evidence that exposure to heat, on average, worsens mental health outcomes,” study co-author and MIT Media Lab research scientist Nick Obradovich, Ph.D., tells Inverse.

Obradovich and his colleagues reached this conclusion by analyzing the mental health data of nearly 2 million Americans, as well as daily meteorological and climatic data taken between 2002 and 2012.

“If we push global temperature rise into the 2 degrees-plus Celsius range, the impacts on human well-being, including mental health, may be catastrophic,” he says.
Between 2002 and 2012, approximately 2 million individuals reported the state of their mental health through a CDC survey.

Each respondent was asked to report how stress, depression, and “problems with emotions” affected their mental health over a period of 30 days.

When Obradovich and his colleagues evaluated those responses alongside data concerning multi-year warming, they discovered that, on average, monthly temperatures hotter than 30 degrees Celsius — or 86 degrees Fahrenheit — were associated with more reports of mental health difficulties.


More@: https://www.inverse.com/article/49698-climate-change-negative-mental-health


[At last...we have an explanation for the utter stupidity that has engulfed our nation!!!]
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Signs of the Times / Re: Global Warming?
« Last post by Cop on January 09, 2019, 03:03:51 PM »
Calif. Blames Global Warming for Pollution Caused by Its Own Bad Laws
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Despite California’s best efforts, decades of ever-increasing environmental mandates have failed to produce the outdoor utopia the state’s progressive leaders have long promised.

But that doesn’t mean they won’t stop trying — no matter the consequences.

As this year’s heat waves and record wildfires have been blamed in large part, if not all, on climate change, another environmental catastrophe looks to be ripe for scapegoating.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Southern California went 87 days in a row this summer without clean air — the largest stretch of bad air in nearly 20 years.

An “environmental engineering” professor from the University of California-Davis said the dubious record should be a serious “wake up call.”

But instead of a course correction, California environmentalists and community groups say the string of smoggy days is a symptom of “insufficient regulation,” and they’re taking aim at the usual suspects — diesel trucks, shipping ports and oil companies.

Tom Tanton, director of the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute, says that is the exact wrong approach.

Tanton not only disagrees, but he pins much of California’s environmental problems on the very regulations that were supposed to solve them. He says it’s a case of unintended consequences followed by politically-motivated doubling- and tripling-down.

“What if current regulations, in addition to killing jobs, are actually adding to our pollution problems not solving them?” he proposed in a Forbes article.

“The Left regulates and regulates in an effort to reduce so-called greenhouse gases – without ever asking if it is really working,” he explained.

With 40 years of experience in the field of energy and environmental policy, Tanton says that California is the “poster child of what not to do,” and contends that the state’s regulations are killing jobs — some 500,000 manufacturing jobs over the past 25 years — in addition to adding to the state’s pollution problems.


More @: https://www.libertyheadlines.com/california-blames-cow-flatulence/


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