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Lifestyle & Contemporary Issues => Issues in Contemporary Worship => Topic started by: Ed Sutton on February 05, 2015, 09:18:13 PM

Title: When will SDA's be the head and not the tail ?
Post by: Ed Sutton on February 05, 2015, 09:18:13 PM
When will SDA's be the head and not the tail ?
Title: Re: When will SDA's be the head and not the tail ?
Post by: newbie on February 05, 2015, 09:22:30 PM
When will SDA's be the head and not the tail ?
during the Loud Cry.... 
Title: Re: When will SDA's be the head and not the tail ?
Post by: Ed Sutton on February 06, 2015, 01:42:47 PM
If nothing changes few will get the Latter Rain, because they will not be willing to pay the price to buy the pearl & the field .

( head tail ) =  5  Bible Texts

Deuteronomy 28:

13  And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
14  And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
15   But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:.........................
............43  The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
44  He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
45   Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
46  And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
47  Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
48  Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

Isaiah 9:
6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
8   The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
9  And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
10  The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
11  Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
12  The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
13  For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
14  Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
15  The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
16  For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

   The reason why so many are left to themselves in places of temptation is that they do not set the Lord always before them. When we permit our communion with God to be broken, our defense is departed from us. Not all your good purposes and good intentions will enable you to withstand evil. You must be men and women of prayer. Your petitions must not be faint, occasional, and fitful, but earnest, persevering, and constant. It is not always necessary to bow upon your knees in order to pray. Cultivate the habit of talking with the Saviour when you are alone, when you are walking, and when you are busy with your daily labor. Let the heart be continually uplifted in silent petition for help, for light, for strength, for knowledge. Let every breath be a prayer.  {MH 510.1} 

     As workers for God we must reach men where they are, surrounded with darkness, sunken in vice, and stained with corruption. But while we stay our minds upon Him who is our sun and our shield, the evil that surrounds us will not bring one stain upon our garments. As we work to save the souls that are ready to perish we shall not be put to shame if we make God our trust. Christ in the heart, Christ in the life, this is our safety. The atmosphere of His presence will fill the soul with abhorrence of all that is evil. Our spirit may be so identified with His that in thought and aim we shall be one with Him.  {MH 511.1}     

My question to whomsoever is knowledgeable in this area - what are the differences and similarities of this and what is called "practicing the presence of Christ"  ?
Title: Re: When will SDA's be the head and not the tail ?
Post by: Ed Sutton on February 06, 2015, 06:26:19 PM
Looked it up on Google = a counterfeit with truth + error through much mysticism  and almost no Scripture, mostly inner experiences tied to seeking divine love + mysticism to extent to sour the idea of seeking the love from God and union with Him at all - precisely Satan's aim exactly. 

Satan's delusion - aiming to beguile into proverbially throwing the baby out with the bathwater .

Just as Jewish evils persuaded 3-4 th century Christians to toss out Sabbath and embrace Sunday to show contempt for all things Jewish. 

Seeking the love from God to be implanted and obtained + Scripture & SOP + practical godliness + practical good sense + common sense + Biblical understanding and disposition to share it while earning the confidence + Biblically following Jesus ='s what the world needs to see, touch, feel, hear, taste, experience, and learn from millions of sermons in shoes, that plainly talk once in a while.
Title: Re: When will SDA's be the head and not the tail ?
Post by: Ed Sutton on February 20, 2015, 08:06:12 AM
What does being the head mean ,  verses being the tail  ?