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Pastor Sean Brizendine

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Re: The Desire of Ages--69--On the Mount of Olives
« Reply #60 on: January 01, 2021, 04:30:58 AM »
Happy new year 2021! Jesus is coming again, and we can see the signs of the times around us! But let us remember that Christ is preparing us to share the message of the everlasting gospel by life and character and message so all the world may know that God is able to finish what He started in the plan of redemption and glorify His character to the onlooking universe! As we behold the loveliness of Jesus, yielding the whole heart to Him, we are given a new heart that He fills with all of the fruits of the Spirit so that not one is missing! What a privilege!

"Everything in the world is in agitation. The signs of the times are ominous. Coming events cast their shadows before. The Spirit of God is withdrawing from the earth, and calamity follows calamity by sea and by land. There are tempests, earthquakes, fires, floods, murders of every grade. Who can read the future? Where is security? There is assurance in nothing that is human or earthly. Rapidly are men ranging themselves under the banner they have chosen. Restlessly are they waiting and watching the movements of their leaders. There are those who are waiting and watching and working for our Lord's appearing. Another class are falling into line under the generalship of the first great apostate. Few believe with heart and soul that we have a hell to shun and a heaven to win." {The Desire of Ages, page 636, paragraph 1}
     
Yet in an agitated world we may have peace from God, love in the heart for all, and a joy that is not from this earth! Look up, for the promises of God cannot and will not fail the weakest soul who comes to Christ by grace through faith to be saved in God's appointed way!
"When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." {The Desire of Ages, 676.4}

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Re: The Desire of Ages--69--On the Mount of Olives
« Reply #61 on: January 01, 2021, 06:40:57 AM »
   "Through His servants, God gave the Jewish people a last opportunity to repent. He manifested Himself through His witnesses in their arrest, in their trial, and in their imprisonment. Yet their judges pronounced on them the death sentence. They were men of whom the world was not worthy, and by killing them the Jews crucified afresh the Son of God. So it will be again. The authorities will make laws to restrict religious liberty. They will assume the right that is God's alone. They will think they can force the conscience, which God alone should control. Even now they are making a beginning; this work they will continue to carry forward till they reach a boundary over which they cannot step. God will interpose in behalf of His loyal, commandment-keeping people."

May we be faithful to God continually so that these events will not take us unawares. Looking to Jesus and following in His footsteps we will be held secure. One of my favorite passages of scripture is Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." No matter how severe the trial we face we have the promise that God is with us through them all and will give us the strength to endure.
But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press  toward the mark. Phil. 3:13,14

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Re: The Desire of Ages--69--On the Mount of Olives
« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2021, 08:52:27 AM »
"The crisis is stealing gradually upon us.."

..The sun shines in the heavens, passing over its usual round, and the heavens still declare the glory of God. Men are still eating and drinking, planting and building, marrying, and giving in marriage. Merchants are still buying and selling. Men are jostling one against another, contending for the highest place. Pleasure lovers are still crowding to theaters, horse races, gambling halls...

..Probation's hour is fast closing, and every case is about to be eternally decided. Satan sees that his time is short. He has set all his agencies at work that men may be deceived, deluded, occupied and entranced, until the day of probation shall be ended, and the door of mercy be forever shut.."

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Solemnly there come to us down through the centuries the warning words of our Lord from the Mount of Olives:

"Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares." "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."

Could it be that in His Great Love for all the inhabitants of planet earth God is allowing C-19 to slow us down and giving us time to take inventory of our earthly and spiritual priorities. The heart of our of our Heavenly Father still yearns over each soul for which Jesus died. There is a day when our earthly probation ends just like Jesus said with His heart breaking to His own people...

Matthew 23:37-38
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

If there was ever a time, I think it is now to say....TAKE THE WORLD BUT GIVE ME JESUS....Don't You?
Look up and listen for the shout.

Beacon

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Re: The Desire of Ages--69--On the Mount of Olives
« Reply #63 on: March 29, 2021, 06:00:36 AM »
"Everything in the world is in agitation. The signs of the times are ominous. Coming events cast their shadows before."

"The Spirit of God is withdrawing from the earth, and calamity follows calamity by sea and by land. There are tempests, earthquakes, fires, floods, murders of every grade. Who can read the future? Where is security?"

"There is assurance in nothing that is human or earthly."

"Rapidly are men ranging themselves under the banner they have chosen. Restlessly are they waiting and watching the movements of their leaders. There are those who are waiting and watching and working for our Lord's appearing. Another class are falling into line under the generalship of the first great apostate."

"Few believe with heart and soul that we have a hell to shun and a heaven to win." The Desire of Ages, page 636,

Dear Friends - Time is surely running out for planet earth. If there was every a time to heed these words of warning " IT IS NOW "  We have had this information/warning from God's servant for over 100 years. Just think about what has happened during this past 100 yrs!! Let us turn our eyes upon Jesus - Seek His forgivness and be filled with Holy Spirit Power so that we can be True Ambassadors for our Lord"

Joel 2:1
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand,
Look up and listen for the shout.

Pastor Sean Brizendine

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Re: The Desire of Ages--69--On the Mount of Olives
« Reply #64 on: March 29, 2021, 06:04:33 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon!

Praise the Lord that God loves us enough to warn us and help us to be ready for the second coming of Jesus! When we surrender fully to Him the whole heart, He gives us true repentance and helps us confess our sins so we can overcome, manifesting all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing!

"The crisis is stealing gradually upon us. The sun shines in the heavens, passing over its usual round, and the heavens still declare the glory of God. Men are still eating and drinking, planting and building, marrying, and giving in marriage. Merchants are still buying and selling. Men are jostling one against another, contending for the highest place. Pleasure lovers are still crowding to theaters, horse races, gambling hells. The highest excitement prevails, yet probation's hour is fast closing, and every case is about to be eternally decided. Satan sees that his time is short. He has set all his agencies at work that men may be deceived, deluded, occupied and entranced, until the day of probation shall be ended, and the door of mercy be forever shut." {The Desire of Age, page 636, paragraph 2}

While the door of opportunity lingers, let us surrender all to Jesus and go forth to give the final gospel call to the world of the soon coming Savior! Now is the time to know Him in whom our hope of eternal life is centered!
"When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." {The Desire of Ages, 676.4}

Philip T

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Re: The Desire of Ages--69--On the Mount of Olives
« Reply #65 on: March 29, 2021, 08:10:26 AM »
   Solemnly there come to us down through the centuries the warning words of our Lord from the Mount of Olives: "Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares." "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." [/size]


We are to be watching, praying, working, for Jesus and His 2nd advent, that is how we become accounted worthy at Christs 2nd Advent. We are to perfecting our characters through God now!!! If we do not we will call for the rocks and mountains to fall up us.  Lets make use of the extended time Jesus is giving us now.