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Title: Getting Ready for Jesus to Come
Post by: Richard OFfill on July 24, 2014, 12:12:50 PM
If the scriptures foretold when Christ was to come the first time, why wouldn't they reveal the year of the Second Coming? I don't think I can answer for sure why Christ wouldn't tell the day or the hour; we can only speculate. However, I think there are a lot of good reasons why He wouldn't. Jesus said that there would be a whole host of signs that would precede His coming, and that when the signs were fulfilled we could know that His coming was near.

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Title: Re: Getting Ready for Jesus to Come
Post by: Ed Sutton on July 24, 2014, 05:48:29 PM
Jesus knows he must decide from the evidence that I love him, trust Him and conversely are trustable by Him, that His righteousness is fully transplanted onto and into me.  He knows He must decide BEFORE he stops being High priest and BECOMES King of Kings and leads His angelic army down to Earth, to bind Satan, burn the Earth's surface, rescue His family, deal with the non family members.

Why does He have to decide before He comes ?  From reading the Bible in light of the Great Controversy story I thought at least some reasons.
1.     Before sin conditional eternal live was an automatic part of existence. This was true for the whole universe all races across the universe including Earthís humankind loved God and were trustworthy.  After Satanís rebellion in Heaven became war and his efforts to enlist the universeís populations to join in treason against God failed Satan came to Earth to recruit to deceive, defile and recruit the newest species - humanity.  Only on earth did the race there join Satan in transgressing what God had said, thus being the only race besides the traitor angels to commit sin. Before sin conditional eternal live was an automatic part of existence. After sin that was forfeited.   The judgement shows who loves God and God can trust and have mercy upon, or not. Satanís war made this a necessity toward the human species. The only race of all creation that joined Satanís rebellion, the only race that because of itís lack of having seen all there was to see before sinning, gave God room to work in their hearts and minds to redeem them and bring them back into voluntary loyalty, justification and harmony and continual willing sanctification to God.

God built a Sanctuary system and replicated it in types and symbols to teach unseen realities of Heaven, down here on Earth.     How God deals with sin and restores the flow of sinless eternity is shown in the Sanctuary services and carried forward to completed finish by Christ before sinless eternity can resume.

2.   The judgment must separate all individuals between IN Christ and FOLLOWING His leading and teachings, and all individuals  not  IN Christ and FOLLOWING HIS leading, and officially certify the same.    Even as we notarize documents here on earth.    Godís mark or  seal or Satanís mark of ownership upon all individuals who have ever lived, all the living and the dead.  Because of the cosmic dispute over ownership of earth and all individuals, the family name of ownership must be applied and sealed upon all.  The value of each individual is placed upon them by Christ equal to the cost He paid for them, or the valueless - ness of Satan is assigned to them, their price is too expensive to God, for God to let any one fall through Salvationís administrative cracks. Gal 2:20 - He gave Himself as redemption price for each individual, whether belonging to Him or Satan by their choice, He paid for them beforehand.

3.     God always finishes what He starts. 

4.       In the war in Heaven first all the angels were examined ( judged ) to see who was loyal or traitor, war followed because 1/3 of all the angels followed Satan and now were traitors and lost the war and were cast out, and came to Earth to recruit the newly created inexperienced human species as new soldiers and Earth as a new staging area from which to continue to make war against God.

Without the separation process between sin and purity the individuals who are safe to take into Heaven can not be certified, marked or sealed , because outward physical appearances are too often the same between the pure and the wicked.   

To repopulate Heaven to original levels the gospel ( the judgment is part of the gospel ) must separate Godís children and Satanís children ( many of whom claim to be Godís children.)

5.  The Judgment is the place and time and process by which God gives the appropriate reward  to His certified, marked, sealed, notarized children, and Satanís certified, marked, sealed, notarized children. No judgment = no certifying process establishing who goes to Heaven , New earth and the Lake of Fire = Gehenna known as  Hell where sin will be burned till it is devoured and reduced to ashes, never to exist again. 

6.   God is looking for something in the judgment and is disappointed till he finds it. He has worked hard to put it there and has a right to expect to find it.

BTW  The RBF messages of Scripture /A T Jones / E J waggoner / EGW are all about getting ready for Jesus - then, by partnership with Jesus on Jesus's terms - not their own.  I thought this after reading this documentary pdf - what do you think ?   (   (

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Title: Re: Getting Ready for Jesus to Come
Post by: sdazeal on July 24, 2014, 06:08:04 PM
I don't think I can answer for sure why Christ wouldn't tell the day or the hour; we can only speculate.

Because He did not know, Pastor. Mathew 24:36.
Title: Re: Getting Ready for Jesus to Come
Post by: Ed Sutton on July 25, 2014, 07:22:15 PM
It seems that is Father God's prerogative and decision, once He has finished examining the guests, He will send Jesus again, He sent Him the first time and seems to retain the authority to send Him the Second Time when He is ready.

John 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Galatians 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,    ( see Daniel 9:24-27 )   God keeps His scheduled time.

1 John 4:9  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

    We ask John what he saw and heard in the vision at Patmos, and he answers: "And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon."  {20MR 197.1} 
     There in His open hand lay the book, the roll of the history of God's providences, the prophetic history of nations and the church. Herein was contained the divine utterances, His authority, His commandments, His laws, the whole symbolic counsel of the Eternal, and the history of all ruling powers in the nations. In symbolic language was contained in that roll the influence of every nation, tongue, and people from the beginning of earth's history to its close.  {20MR 197.2} 
     This roll was written within and without. John says: "I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon." The vision as presented to John made its impression upon his mind. The destiny of every nation was contained in that book. John was distressed at the utter inability of any human being or angelic intelligence to read the words, or even to look thereon. His soul was wrought up to such a point of agony and suspense that one of the strong angels had compassion on him, and laying his hand on him assuringly said, "Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."  {20MR 197.3} 
     John continues: "I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne."
     As the book was unrolled, all who looked upon it were filled with awe.  There were no blanks in the book.  There was space for no more writing. [Revelation 5:8-14; 6:8, quoted.]  {20MR 197.4}