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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--42--Tradition
« Last post by Pastor Sean Brizendine on September 09, 2020, 05:14:34 AM »
Let us not get distracted. Jesus is coming VERY VERY SOON! He is preparing a people to stand without a mediator during the time of the seven last plaques, the time of Jacob's trouble such as never was (Daniel 12:1). The message of the loveliness of Jesus in the everlasting gospel--the righteousness of His character in the law of God as He lived it in humanity--is freely offered to us! Let us surrender unreservedly to Christ and not become entangled with any hindering device of the enemy! May this day be one spent in constant union and communion with Christ by a living faith surrender so all of the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives without one missing!

"Whenever the message of truth comes home to souls with special power, Satan stirs up his agents to start a dispute over some minor question. Thus he seeks to attract attention from the real issue. Whenever a good work is begun, there are cavilers ready to enter into dispute over forms or technicalities, to draw minds away from the living realities. When it appears that God is about to work in a special manner for His people, let them not be enticed into a controversy that will work only ruin of souls. The questions that most concern us are, Do I believe with saving faith on the Son of God? Is my life in harmony with the divine law? 'He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life.' 'And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments." John 3:36; 1 John 2:3.'" {The Desire of Ages, page 396, paragraph 3}

Walking even as Jesus walked in this life in the most exciting time of all--let us realize the privilege of being in harmony with God no matter how sinful we may be, since Jesus came to save sinners and by His grace make them renewed saints!!
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Healthful Living / Re: Eden valley lifestyle center
« Last post by rahab on September 08, 2020, 04:30:14 PM »
Thanks rahab.  How did they get a hyperbaric chamber?  How long are most in the chamber daily?

I donít know. They inflate and it is like a one person submarine. I was told that the atmospheric pressure is like that if Death Valley. They have you on oxygen the whole time. One is in there for an hour. Itís best to get in there after a fever bath.
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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--41--The Crisis in Galilee
« Last post by Dorine on September 08, 2020, 12:29:43 PM »
While we cannot now comprehend the works and ways of God, we can discern His great love, which underlies all His dealings with men. He who lives near to Jesus will understand much of the mystery of godliness. He will recognize the mercy that administers reproof, that tests the character, and brings to light the purpose of the heart.
And in the book Life Sketches p. 293 we read,"You should search the Bible; for it tells you of Jesus. As you read the Bible, you will see the matchless charms of Jesus. You will fall in love with the Man of Calvary, and at every step you can say to the world, "His ways are ways of pleasantness, and all His paths are peace." You are to represent Christ to the world."
I love this term...the matchless charms of Jesus. When others see Jesus in us they too will be charmed by the beauty of His loveliness. It's not a physical beauty but it was His character that is revealed. It is seen in the way He treated others, in His teachings, and in everything He said and did. All His virtues were constantly demonstrated.  This is what will be seen in the lives of His followers in the same way. What an awesome privilege we have in presenting the matchless charms of Christ to others so that they too may have an opportunity to know Him as their personal Saviour.
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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--41--The Crisis in Galilee
« Last post by Beacon on September 08, 2020, 07:17:30 AM »
"Food cannot benefit us unless we eat it, unless it becomes a part of our being. So Christ is of no value to us if we do not know Him as a personal Saviour. A theoretical knowledge will do us no good. We must feed upon Him, receive Him into the heart, so that His life becomes our life. His love, His grace, must be assimilated."

"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."

"As we feed upon His word, we find that it is spirit and life. The word destroys the natural, earthly nature, and imparts a new life in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit comes to the soul as a Comforter. By the transforming agency of His grace, the image of God is reproduced in the disciple; he becomes a new creature. Love takes the place of hatred, and the heart receives the divine similitude. This is what it means to live "by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."


May our prayer always be.....Take My Life and let be Consecrated Lord to Thee"

https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/445
Take My Life and let it be consecrated lord to thee
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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--41--The Crisis in Galilee
« Last post by Pastor Sean Brizendine on September 08, 2020, 07:05:16 AM »
We become like what we behold. We are to look away from self, the faults of others, this dark world, and the trials that come our way, and look upon Christ and let Him lead us step by step. He has a plan for this day of each of our lives and He desires to work in and through us for His good pleasure!

"By looking constantly to Jesus with the eye of faith, we shall be strengthened. God will make the most precious revelations to His hungering, thirsting people. They will find that Christ is a personal Saviour. As they feed upon His word, they find that it is spirit and life. The word destroys the natural, earthly nature, and imparts a new life in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit comes to the soul as a Comforter. By the transforming agency of His grace, the image of God is reproduced in the disciple; he becomes a new creature. Love takes the place of hatred, and the heart receives the divine similitude. This is what it means to live "by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." This is eating the Bread that comes down from heaven." {The Desire of Ages, page 391, paragraph 1}
     
When we realize the privilege of suffering with Christ and partaking of His divine nature by the word of God, we shall gladly live in harmony with the law of love--the universal definition of freedom in the universe that allows for all relationships to thrive between God and all others! Then the very fruits of the Spirit (not one missing) that are the overflow of the Word of God in our hearts and minds will be a blessing to all around us!
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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--40--A Night on the Lake
« Last post by Dorine on September 07, 2020, 09:34:06 AM »
"Jesus read the character of His disciples. He knew how sorely their faith was to be tried. In this incident on the sea He desired to reveal to Peter his own weakness,--to show that his safety was in constant dependence upon divine power. Amid the storms of temptation he could walk safely only as in utter self-distrust he should rely upon the Saviour. It was on the point where he thought himself strong that Peter was weak; and not until he discerned his weakness could he realize his need of dependence upon Christ. Had he learned the lesson that Jesus sought to teach him in that experience on the sea, he would not have failed when the great test came upon him."

How I praise God for His marvelous grace. His love for us is so great that He allows storms of difficulty and trials to help us see our own weaknesses. He is preparing us to face the greatest tests we have ever faced. If we could see behind the scenes we would see the raging battle that is taking place to save each one that comes to Jesus. Satan rules by hate but Jesus seeks and woos by love.
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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--40--A Night on the Lake
« Last post by Beacon on September 07, 2020, 07:06:11 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....

Only through realizing our own weakness and looking steadfastly unto Jesus can we walk securely...

It is the issue of the daily test that determines their victory or defeat in life's great crisis."


"Jesus had not forgotten them. The Watcher on the shore saw those fear-stricken men battling with the tempest. Not for a moment did He lose sight of His disciples. With deepest solicitude His eyes followed the storm-tossed boat with its precious burden; for these men were to be the light of the world.. As a mother in tender love watches her child, so the compassionate Master watched His disciples. When their hearts were subdued, their unholy ambition quelled, and in humility they prayed for help, it was given them.
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The words of this song Day by Day again spoke to my heart this morning and I hope they do for you to.

Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Fatherís wise bestowment,
Iíve no cause for worry or for fear.
He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure,
Gives unto each day what He deems best,
Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.
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Every day the Lord Himself is near me,
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,
He whose name is Counsellor and Powír.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
ďAs thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,Ē
This the pledge to me He made.
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Help me then, in every tribulation,
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faithís sweet consolation,
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
Eíer to take, as from a fatherís hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till with Christ the Lord I stand.
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"Natural" Disasters / Re: Fires
« Last post by Richard Myers on September 07, 2020, 06:22:27 AM »
California continues to burn. Here is an active fire map that shows all of the fires. You can click on the link and expand the map to see the perimeter of each fire.  Destruction from many sources will continue to reveal we are living at the end of this Earth's history.    source



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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 September 07, 2020, 06:10:54 AM »
Let us not forget our continual need of Jesus today to do any good thing. When the whole heart is yielded to Him, He brings forth all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing!

"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." {The Desire of Ages, page 382, paragraph 4}

Jesus knows the best way to lead us today. Let us walk by faith abiding in Him so He may bring forth the peace of His presence--a peace that passes all understanding--even in the midst of the greatest storms of life!
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The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--39--Give Ye Them to Eat
« Last post by Pastor Sean Brizendine on September 06, 2020, 04:19:08 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon! We need a living connection with Jesus!! How do we get one? We realize that by nature our hearts and minds are disconnected, and therefore we sense our great need, so we behold Jesus dying for sinners at Calvary, and finishing His work for His people now in the heavenly sanctuary to blot out all sin, and we realize that it is His loves that constrains us to go forward in His faith working by love! Then the heart and mind yielded fully to Christ will bring forth all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing, as the repentant converted child of God lives in affectionate obedience to God's law of love as revealed in the Ten Commandments lived in Christ!

"The disciples were the channel of communication between Christ and the people. This should be a great encouragement to His disciples today. Christ is the great center, the source of all strength. His disciples are to receive their supplies from Him. The most intelligent, the most spiritually minded, can bestow only as they receive. Of themselves they can supply nothing for the needs of the soul. We can impart only that which we receive from Christ; and we can receive only as we impart to others. As we continue imparting, we continue to receive; and the more we impart, the more we shall receive. Thus we may be constantly believing, trusting, receiving, and imparting." {The Desire of Ages, page 370, paragraph 1}    

As we receive to give today, we will be blessed to be a blessing, and find great joy in knowing with God all things are possible!
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