For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2.
God has ordained laws for the government, not only of living beings, but of all the operations of nature. Everything is under fixed laws, which cannot be disregarded….
Like the angels, the dwellers in Eden had been placed upon probation; their happy estate could be retained only on condition of fidelity to the Creator’s law. They could obey and live, or disobey and perish. God had made them the recipients of rich blessings; but should they disregard His will, He who spared not the angels that sinned, could not spare them; transgression would forfeit His gifts, and bring upon them misery and ruin.
Adam and Eve transgressed the law of God. This made it necessary for them to be driven from Eden and be separated from the tree of life, to eat of which after their transgression would perpetuate sin….
Death entered the world because of transgression. But Christ gave His life that man should have another trial. He did not die on the cross to abolish the law of God, but to secure for man a second probation. He did not die to make sin an immortal attribute; He died to secure the right to destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.
It is impossible for men to secure the salvation of the soul after death….This life is the only time given to man in which to prepare for eternity.
Probation is granted to all, that all may form characters for eternal life. An opportunity will be given to all to decide for life or death….
The probation of those who choose to live a life of sin, and neglect the great salvation offered, closes when Christ’s ministration ceases just previous to His appearing in the clouds of heaven.
Now is the hour of probation. Now is the day of salvation. Now, now, is God’s time.
The Faith I Live By p. 179
Prayer Requests
—-please pray for my friend who have a bachelor’s degree in theology, but by his own admission he is running away from his calling. I know he wants to return to God, but something is holding him back. Please pray that God will clean him up inside and out and help him return to Him (God) and to fulfill his calling. Michelle
—-Please pray for my mother.
She has had an ultrasound and a mammogram, and they have detected a lump that they say looks “suspicious”. They think it might be cancer. Mark
—-Please pray for a friend’s brother who is going on hospice. Pray also for his family that God will comfort them, lead them, and bring them into the truth. Mike
—-Please pray for David who is on hospice and has not long to live because of advanced mesothelioma. Rose
Dear Friends,
Someone sent me this interesting study some years ago, and I found it yesterday as I was going through my documents. I thought I would share it with you. I hope that it is helpful for you. For more information on the subject of the Sabbath, go to . There is a wealth of information there.
Hebrew, Ancient and Modern
First day: o-khad be-shab-bath (“one into the Sabbath”)
Seventh day: shabbath (“Sabbath”)
Ancient Syriac
First day: khad be-shab-bo (“one into the Sabbath”)
Seventh day: shab-ba-tho (“Sabbath”)
Chaldee Syriac (Kurdistan and Urumia, Persia)
First day: khad be-shab-ba (“one intothe Sabbath”)
Seventh day: shaptu (“Sabbath”)
Babylonian (a written language dating back to 3800 B.C.)
First day: makh-ru (“first”)
Seventh day: sa-ba-tu (“Sabbath”)
Arabic (western Asia, northern and western Africa)
First day: al-a-had (“the one”)
Seventh day: as-sabt (“the Sabbath”)
Maltese (Malta)
First day: h’add (“one”)
Seventh day: is-sibt (“the Sabbath”)
Ethiopic (Abyssinia)
First day: e-hud (“one”)
Seventh day: san-bat (“Sabbath”)
(Used by the descendants of Noah’s son Ham)
Coptic (Egypt, a dead language for 300 years)
First day: pi-ehoou emmah a ouai (“the first day”)
Seventh day: pi sabbaton (“the Sabbath”)
Tamashek (Atlas mountains,Africa)
First day: a-hai i-yen (“first day”)
Seventh day: a-hal es-sabt (“the Sabbath”)
Kabyle (North Atrica, Ancient Numidan)
First day: ghas al-a-had (“day the one)
Seventh day: ghas assebt (“the Sabbath day”)
Hausa (Central Africa)
First day: lahade (“the one, or first”)
Seventh day: assebatu (“the Sabbath)
(Used by the descendants of Noah’s sons Japheth)
Hindustani (Muhammadan and Hindu, India)
First day: yek-shamba (“one to the Sabbath”)
Seventh day: shamba (“Sabbath”)
Pasto (Afghanistan)
First day: yek-shamba (“one to the Sabbath”)
Seventh day: shamba (“Sabbath”)
Pahlivi (ancient Persian)
First day: mittira (“sun”)
Seventh day: shambid (“pleasantest day of the week”)
Persian (Persia)
First day: yek-shambi (“one to the Sabbath”)
Seventh day: shambah (“Sabbath”)
Armenian (Arinenia)
First day: mia shapti (“one to the Sabbath”)
Seventh day: shapat (“Sabbath”)
Kurdish (Kurdistan)
First day: yek-shamba (“one to the Sabbath”)
Seventh day: shamba (“Sabbath”)
Brdhuiky (Beluchistan)
First day: yek-shambe (“one to the Sabbath”)
Seventh day: shembe (“Sabbath”)
Georgian (Caucasus)
First day: kvira (“lordly”)
Seventh day: shabati (“Sabbath”)
Suanian (Caucasus)
First day: moushladh’h (“day one”)
Seventh day: sammtyn (“Sabbath”)
Ingoush (Caucasus)
First day: kyrynda (“lordly”)
Seventh day: shatt (“Sabbath”)
Malayan (Malaya, Sumatra)
First day: hari ahad (“day one”)
Seventh day: hari sabtu (“day Sabbath”)
Javanese (Java)
First day: dina ahad (“day one”)
Seventh day: saptoe or saptu (“Sabbath”)
Dayak (Borneo)
First day: andau ahat (“day one”)
Seventh day: sabtu (“Sabbath”)
Makassar (southern Celebes and Salayer islands)
First day: aha (“one”)
Seventh day: sattu (“Sabbath”)
Malagassy (Madagascar)
First day: alahady (“the one”)
Seventh day: alsabotsy (“the Sabbath”)
Swahili (east equatorial Africa)
First day: al-ahad (“the one”)
Seventh day: as-sabt (“the Sabbath”)
Mandingo (west Africa, south of Senegal)
First day: allahaddo (“the one”)
Seventh day: sibiti (“the Sabbath”)
Teda (central Africa)
First day: lahadu (“the one”)
Seventh day: essebdu (“the Sabbath”)
Bornu (central Africa)
First day: lade (“the one”)
Seventh day: sibda (“Sabbath”)
Fulfulde (central Africa)
First day: lahade (“the one”)
Seventh day: assebdu (“the Sabbath”)
Logone (central Africa)
First day: sel-lade (“the one”)
Seventh day: se-sibde (“the Sabbath”)
Bagrimma (central Africa)
First day: lahadi (“the one”)
Seventh day: sibbedi
Maba (central Africa)
First day: ahad (“one”)
Seventh day: sab (“Sabbath”)
Permian (Russian)
First day: vovzem, kresene
Seventh day: subota (“Sabbath”)
Votiak (Russian)
First day: zuc-arna, arna-nunal
Seventh day: subbota (“Sabbath”)
Arabic (very old names)
First day: au-had (“business day”)
Seventh day: shi-yar (“chief or rejoicing day”)
Osmanlian (Turkey)
First day: bazaar-guni (“market day”)
Seventh day: yom-es-sabt (“day of the Sabbath”)
Kazani-Tartar (east Russia)
First day- atna kone (“market day”)
Seventh day- subbota (“Sabbath”)
Circassian (Circissia)
First day: mouy-isht-kha-maf (“market day”)
Seventh day: mafizaka (“morrow after assembly”)
Orma (south of Abyssiania)
First day: gifti (“lady,” “Virgin Mary day”)
Seventh day: zam-ba-da (“Sabbath”)
Congo (west equatorial Africa)
First day: sumingo (Domingo)
Second day: (“second market day”)
Seventh day: sabbado or Kiansbula (“Sabbath”)
Wolof (Senegambia, west Africa)
First day: dibar (Diamanche)
Seventh day: alere-asser (“last day Sabbath”)
Norman French (l0th and 11th centuries)
First day: diemane
Seventh day: sabbedi (“Sabbath day”)
D’oc. French (ancient and modern)
First day: dimenche (“day dominical”)
Seventh day: dissata (“day Sabbath”)
Ecclesiastical Roman
First day: dominica
Seventh day: sabbatum (“Sabbath”)
Latin (Italy)
First day: dies solis, dies dominicus (“day of the sun,” “day of the Lord”)
Seventh day: sabbatum (“Sabbath”)
Italian (Italy)
First day: demenica
Seventh day: sabato, sabbato (“Sabbath”)
Spanish (Spain)
First day: domingo
Seventh day: sabado (“Sabbath”)
Portugese (Portugal)
First day: domingo
Seventh day: sabbado (“Sabbath”)
French (France)
First day: diamanche (“day dominical”)
Seventh day: samedi (“Sabbath day”)
Roman (Sapin, Catalonia)
First day: diumenge
Seventh day: dissapte (“day Sabbath”)

Now is God’s Time
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