It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law. Psalm 119:126.
A time is coming when the law of God is, in a special sense, to be made void in our land [the United States]. The rulers of our nation will, by legislative enactments, enforce the Sunday law, and thus God’s people will be brought into great peril. When our nation, in its legislative councils, shall enact laws to bind the consciences of men in regard to their religious privileges, enforcing Sunday observance, and bringing oppressive power to bear against those who keep the seventh-day Sabbath, the law of God will, to all intents and purposes, be made void in our land.
When the land which the Lord provided as an asylum for His people, that they might worship Him according to the dictates of their own consciences, the land over which for long years the shield of Omnipotence has been spread, the land which God has favored by making it the depository of the pure religion of Christ–when that land shall, through its legislators, abjure the principles of Protestantism, and give countenance to Romish apostasy in tampering with God’s law–it is then that the final work of the man of sin will be revealed. Protestants will throw their whole influence and strength on the side of the Papacy; by a national act enforcing the false sabbath, they will give life and vigor to the corrupt faith of Rome, reviving her tyranny and oppression of conscience. Then it will be time for God to work in mighty power for the vindication of His truth.
The prophet says: “I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen. . . . And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” When do her sins reach unto heaven? When the law of God is finally made void by legislation. Then the extremity of God’s people is His opportunity to show who is the governor of heaven and earth. As a Satanic power is stirring up the elements from beneath, God will send light and power to His people, that the message of truth may be proclaimed to all the world.
Maranatha p. 179
—–Please pray for the following evangelism events that are taking place in the near future: Diane
Phoenix, AZ (January-February, 2015) It Is Written
Crestview, FL (Jan 24 – Mar 14) Creation Health Meetings – Please pray that we will impact many people in the community with this dynamic health message.
Bennington, VT (Feb 17 – 19) will be hosting a winter break Vacation Bible School called Kids in the Kitchen with a cultural segment emphasizing the country of Taiwan. We are praying for students to attend from the community. Also, our school needs additional students to be able to stay open next year.
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The speaker will be Pastor Winfield Ambrose (Feb 15 – Mar 21)
Hamilton, MT (Feb 21 – Mar 21) presented Bryan McMahon. Pray that through the Holy Spirit our church family will be impressed to help spread the gospel to neighbors and relatives.
Georgia-Cumberland Conference (Feb 20 – 22) “Elevate” Prayer Conference at Cohutta Springs, GA
—–Please pray for Daniel who has cancer. Pray he can go to our health institute for treatment. Ludo and Sylvia
—–I have a prayer request for my cousin,my heart is so burdened by the situation. He is in a very destructive relationship and he is not listening to any warnings from others. Alina
——We need prayers for our family. Kelly
While a student at Amazing Facts, Esther Marie was giving a Bible study. She was very tired as she had many Bible studies each week in addition to her classwork. As they were sitting around the table ready for the study, Esther started to pray. Without really thinking of what she was doing, she prayed, “Dear Father, please bless us as we partake of this food….” As soon as she said that, she knew what she had done and was very embarrassed. So often God is merciful to us when we get ourselves into situations we don’t know how to get out of. He brought to her mind a completion to the prayer that really impressed the lady. She continued, “….from Your Holy Word. Let it strengthen and nourish us in Your righteousness……”
Gaye Linn, her Bible study, commented that she had never before thought of God’s Word as food for the soul. She really liked this illustration and felt the need to spend as much time studying the Bible as she spent eating. She then realized how we need to spend time meditating on God’s Word just as we need to chew our food well.
God’s Word should be more important to us than anything. We must come to the point where we can say as did Job, “I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:12 Through God’s Word we can understand who we are, where we are going, that we have a God Who loves us more than we can even begin to understand. It possesses all the answers to life’s questions. The entire Bible is filled with Jesus and His love for us. When He was walking beside the disciples on the road to Emmaus, Jesus opened to their understanding this truth. “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:27
May we be able to say, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” Jer 15:16 May we take the time to study to “show [ourselves] approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the Word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15 May we grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ through the study of His Word is my prayer. (2 Peter 3:18)