Key of David.us
Testimonies Vol. 6, page 352 "But elohim has set His Seal upon His Royal Requirement. Each sabbath institution (both true and false-R&H) bears the name of its Author, an ineffaceable Mark that shows the authority of each. It is our work to lead the people to understand this. We are to show them that it is of vital consequence whether they bear the Mark of Elohim's Kingdom or the Mark of the kingdom of rebellion, for they acknowledge themselves subjects of the kingdom whose Mark they bear.
S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 1
Precepts Given to Guard Decalogue. --In consequence of continual
transgression, the moral law was repeated in awful grandeur from Sinai.
The Messiah gave to Moses religious precepts which were to govern everyday life.
These statutes were explicitly given to guard the ten commandments. They
were not shadowy types to pass away with the death of The Messiah. They were to
be binding upon men in every age as long as time should last. These commands
were enforced by the power of the moral law, and they clearly and definitely
explained that law (Ibid., April 15, 1875).
(Isa. 58:13, 14). Every Specification Is Elohim's Character.
Elohim of heaven has placed a benediction upon them that keep the commandments
of Elohim. Shall we stand as a peculiar people of Elohim, or shall we trample upon
the law of Elohim and say it is not binding? Elohim might just as well have
abolished Himself. In the law every specification is the character of the
infinite Elohim (MS 12, 1894).
S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 1
(Rom. 12:1; 2 Peter 1:4). A Wall of Protection. --In the ten
commandments Elohim has laid down the laws of His kingdom. Any violation of the
laws of nature is a violation of the law of Elohim.
-TI- Manuscript Releases Volume Thirteen
-CT- Additional Light for Elohim's People
I stated that I was a stockholder and I could not let the resolution pass, that there was to be special light for Elohim's people as they neared the closing scenes of this earth's history. Another angel was to come from heaven with a message, and the whole earth was to be lightened with his glory. It would be impossible for us to state just how this additional light would come. It might come in a very unexpected manner, in a way that would not agree with the ideas that many have conceived. It is not at all unlikely, or contrary to the ways and works of Elohim, to send light to His people in unexpected ways. Would it be right that every avenue should be closed in our school so that the students could not have the benefit of this light? The resolution was not called for .--Letter 22, 1889.
Washington, D. C.
May 17, 1984
3 days - 4th quarter shabat, then a 2 day New Moon, a three day regular long lunar weekend.
This video from WLC explains further evidence of the SDA Church, why they kept the Lunar Sabbath from the people: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw3QO4e53pE
Biblical Proof when a Day Spring's forth, zip file with pdf & two chart files
-PT- The Signs of the Times
-AT- Overcome As The Messiah Overcame
Yehoshua says: "Follow me." "He that followeth me shall not walk in
darkness, but shall have the light of life." Consider it not a hard duty. The
commandments of Elohim are his expressed character flowing out of a heart of
love in thoughtful plans that man may be preserved from every evil. They are
not to exercise an arbitrary authority over man, but Yehovah would have men
act as his obedient children, members of his own family. Obedience is the
outgrowth and fruit of oneness with The Messiah and the Father. "By this we know
that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim, and keep his
commandments. For this is the love of Elohim, that we keep his commandments; and
his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of Elohim overcometh
the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our
More Information: creationcalendar.com
moon phase info
Biblical Proof for the Lunar Sabbath - by John D. Keyser
Daniel & Revelation - from the Holy Name Bible - PDF
The Sabbath More Fully Calendar Bitmap of Lunar Sabbath Page
Bitmap of one
page in the Table of Scriptural Readings From
The Holy Scriptures - According To The Masoretic Text - A New Translation - With The Aid Of Previous Versions And With Constant Consultation of Jewish Authorites
Snares of Satan
-TI- Ellen G. White: The Early Years Volume 1 - 1827-1862
-CT- Sustained in a Continued Ministry
The Large Family Bible
The "large" Bible Ellen called for after this vision in her home in
Portland was, presumably, the "big Bible" now in the White Estate
vault with the names of Robert and Eunice Harmon stamped in gold
on the spine, or back--a Bible eighteen inches long, eleven inches
wide, four inches thick, and weighing 18.5 pounds. It was printed in
Boston by Joseph Teal in the year 1822 and is illustrated with
twenty-six beautiful steel engravings. Between the Old and the New
Testaments a sheet bears the family record, filled in by James White.
It also contains, between the Testaments, the books of the Old
From a booklet by Julius Gilbert White
"The Place of Health Reform in Character Development"
"To make plain natural law, and urge obedience to it, is the work that accompanies the third angel's message, to prepare a people for the coming of Yehoshua" Counsels on Diet and Food page 69
Obedience and the Sabbath
are the Evidence
pages 32 - 34
... "It is impossible to give any idea of the experience of the people of Elohim who shall be alive upon the earth when celestial glory and a repetition of the persecutions of the past are blended. They will walk in the light proceeding from the throne of Elohim. By means of the angels there will be constant communication between heaven and earth. And Satan, surrounded by evil angels, and claiming to be God, will work miracles of all kinds, to deceive, if possible, the very elect. Elohim's people will not find their safety in working miracles, for Satan will counterfeit the miracles that will be wrought. Elohim's tried and tested people will find their power in the sign spoken of in Exodus 31:12-18. They are to take their stand on the living word: "It is written." This is the only foundation upon which they can stand securely.
"The worshipers of Elohim will
be especially distinguished by their regard for the fourth commandment, since
this is the sign of Elohim's creative power and the witness to His claim upon
man's reverence and homage. The wicked will be distinguished by their efforts to
tear down the Creator's memorial and to exalt the institution of Rome. In the
issue of the conflict all Christendom will be divided into two great classes,
those who keep the commandments of Elohim and the faith of Yehoshua, and those
who worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark"...
Testimonies to the Church volume 9 page 16
The significance of this "sign" is that it stands as a mark distinguishing those who teach and practice obedience to the Creator. This same relation exists in Satan's work as Elohim's usurper. He counterfeits Elohim's methods all along the way. His "sign" is the counterfeit Sabbath. Satan's teaching concerning his "sign" leads men to ignore or rebel against recognizing Elohim as the Creator, and so would lead to ignoring and rebelling against the laws, both moral and physical, which arise from the Creatorship. Therefore, Satan, in his competative healing work in the last days will perform that work on the basis of ignoring spiritual and natural law and leading the people to rebel against them both, in contradistinction to the people of Elohim who are teaching the recognition of those laws, and basing their healing work upon such recognition and obedience thereto. Therefore the Sabbath as the sign of all this, stands as the "safety" and the "power" of the remnant people, and prevents their being deceived by these deceptive miracles. The falsity of his miracles is detected by discerning that they are void of obedience, and the Sabbath is the "sign" of all obedience. Therefore he finds that he cannot deceive as he would while people cling to the "sign" which is their "safety" and their "power." Therefore his vigilant warfare against the Sabbath, and therefore his last "overmastering delusion" will be a stroke against the Sabbath, and the healing of the sick will be the evidence he gives that his message concerning the change of the Sabbath is divine. Note the following:
"They will perform wonderful miracles of healing and will profess to have revelations from heaven contradicting the testimony of the Scriptures. As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate Christ. The church has long professed to look to the Saviour's advent as the consummation of her hopes. Now the great deceiver will make it appear that Christ has come...The shout of triumph rings out upon the air: "Christ has come! Christ has come!"... he heals the diseases of the people, and then, in his assumed character of Christ, he claims to have changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and commands all to hallow the day which he has blessed. He declares that those who persist in keeping holy the seventh day are blaspheming his name by refusing to listen to his angels sent to them with light and truth. This is the strong, almost overmastering delusion." Great Controversy, p. 624
This "strong overmastering delusion" will come in direct relation to our healing work because the healing work of Satan well be done in competition with the healing work we will be doing, and will be the thing he will present as evidence that he is the Christ; that what he teaches is truth, and that he has authority to change the Sabbath. But his healing work will be known to be false because it is void of the evidence of divinity, being void of obedience; while our healing work will contain that evidence being based upon obedience of which the Sabbath is the 'sign," and is a part of the work of grace transforming human hearts and characters so that men in their lives render the obedience which the "law and the testimony" require. This helps to make plain why it is that "Elohim's people will not find their safety in working miracles," and how it is that their "safety" and "power" will be in the "sign" that stands to obedience to the laws of the Creator.
Thus it may be seen that Satan's studied plan is to use the physical realm in which to lay his snares concerning the spiritual realm. And let us take note that the "elect" are the ones for whom he is preparing his most clever devices. Satan is not willing that the chief thing in all the health work shall be made the chief thing. He invents manifold ways to keep us either from seeing this, or else to be so much engaged in the mechanical, financial, or scientific duties that we do not get to the real thing in it all. It is easy to forget that any line of science is useful only as it leads to a more perfect knowledge of the will of Elohim and a more perfect obedience thereto, and that the science of making all our work contribute to the development of character is greater than the mere science contained in any of our lines of work.
How important it is that we know these things, and that we in our experience and in our work be rooted and grounded in these principles, and prepared for such an issue. All our work of restoration, moral and physical, is to be tested; and the true known from the false, by the test of obedience. "To the law and to the testimony." If those who are doing the "restoring" and those who are being "restored" are teachers and keepers of the laws of Elohim, the work is genuine, but if not, then it is false.
Let it be especially noted that nothing has been said in this article which would eliminate miraculous healing. The purpose in that which has been said is to discover what place Elohim intends miraculous healing to fill in the closing work and what place He does not intend it shall fill. The emphasis has been placed upon the natural over the miraculous because the natural does more to develop character.
But furthur---if men do all they can to heal by correcting the life, and by methods of treatment and surgery, as Elohim directs, such a course opens the way for miraculous healing if it is needed and if it is His will to give it.
"I saw that the reason why Elohim did not hear the prayers of His servants for the sick among us more fully was that He could not be glorified in so doing while they were violating the laws of health. And I also saw that He designed the health reform and Health Institute to prepare the way for the prayer of faith to be fully answered. Faith and good works should go hand in hand in relieving the afflicted among us, and in fitting them to glorify Elohim here and to be saved at the coming of Christ." Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1, p. 561
We live in the days when the long controversy is to be finished; and the great question is, Will we obey Elohim in all things? Will we perfect character and be translated? The entire work of Elohim in the earth is being done to accomplish that end. Everything is to be focused on that one achievement. Every part of the message and every part of the work has the same goal. Let us make sure that all parts of the message are operating harmoniously in each of our hearts for the developing of our characters, and that we are conducting all parts of the work harmoniously for the development of characters in others, and that we hasten our steps and finish the perfecting of character in the little time that remains.
-TI- Life Sketches of Ellen G. White
-CT- Traveling the Narrow Way
Traveling the Narrow Way
While at the Battle Creek in August, 1868, I dreamed
of being with a large body of people. A portion of
this assembly started out prepared to journey. We
had heavily loaded wagons. As we journeyed, the
road seemed to ascend. On one side of this road was a
deep precipice; on the other was a high, smooth, white
wall, like the hard finish upon plastered rooms.
As we journeyed on, the road grew narrower and
steeper. In some places it seemed so very narrow that
we concluded that we could no longer travel with the
loaded wagons. We then loosed them from the horses,
took a portion of the luggage from the wagons and
placed it upon the horses, and journeyed on horseback.
As we progressed, the path still continued to grow
narrow. We were obliged to press close to the wall,
to save ourselves from falling off the narrow road
down the steep precipice. As we did this, the luggage
on the horses pressed against the wall, and caused us
to sway toward the precipice. We feared that we
should fall, and be dashed in pieces on the rocks.
We then cut the luggage from the horses, and it fell
over the precipice. We continued on horseback,
greatly fearing, as we came to the narrower places in
the road, that we should lose our balance, and fall.
At such times, a hand seemed to take the bridle, and
guide us over the perilous way.
As the path grew more narrow, we decided that we
could no longer go with safety on horseback, and we
left the horses and went on foot, in single file, one
following in the footsteps of another. At this point
small cords were let down from the top of the pure
white wall; these we eagerly grasped, to aid us in
keeping our balance upon the path. As we traveled,
the cord moved along with us. The path finally became
so narrow that we concluded that we could travel more
safely without our shoes; so we slipped them from
our feet, and went on some distance without them.
Soon it was decided that we could travel more safely
without our stockings; these were removed, and we
journeyed on with bare feet.
We then thought of those who had not accustomed
themselves to privations and hardships. Where were
such now? They were not in the company. At every
change, some were left behind, and those only
remained who had accustomed themselves to endure
hardships. The privations of the way only made
these more eager to press on to the end.
Our danger of falling from the pathway increased.
We pressed close to the white wall, yet could not place
our feet fully upon the path, for it was too narrow.
We then suspended nearly our whole weight upon the
cords, exclaiming: "We have hold from above! We
have hold from above!" The same words were uttered
by all the company in the narrow pathway. As we
heard the sounds of mirth and revelry that seemed
to come from the abyss below, we shuddered. We
heard the profane oath, the vulgar jest, and low, vile
songs. We heard the war song and the dance song.
We heard instrumental music, and loud laughter,
mingled with cursing and cries of anguish and bitter
wailing, and were more anxious than ever to keep
upon the narrow, difficult pathway. Much of the time
we were compelled to suspend our whole weight upon
the cords, which increased in size as we progressed.
I noticed that the beautiful white wall was stained
with blood. It caused a feeling of regret to see the
wall thus stained. This feeling, however, lasted but
for a moment, as I soon thought that it was all as
it should be. Those who are following after will
know that others have passed the narrow, difficult way
before them, and will conclude that if others were
able to pursue their onward course, they can do the
same. And as the blood shall be pressed from their
aching feet, they will not faint with discouragement;
but, seeing the blood upon the wall, they will know
that others have endured the same pain.
At length we came to a large chasm, at which our
path ended. There was nothing now to guide the
feet, nothing upon which to rest them. Our whole
reliance must be upon the cords, which had increased
in size, until they were as large as our bodies. Here
we were for a time thrown into perplexity and
distress. We inquired in fearful whispers, "To what
is the cord attached?" My husband was just before
me. Large drops of sweat were falling from his
brow, the veins in his neck and temples were increased
to double their usual size, and suppressed, agonizing
groans came from his lips. The sweat was dropping
from my face, and I felt such anguish as I had never
felt before. A fearful struggle was before us. Should
we fail here, all the difficulties of our journey had
been experienced for naught.
Before us, on the other side of the chasm, was a
beautiful field of green grass, about six inches high.
I could not see the sun, but bright, soft beams of light,
resembling fine gold and silver, were resting upon this
field. Nothing I had seen upon earth could compare
in beauty and glory with this field. But could we
succeed in reaching it? was the anxious inquiry.
Should the cord break, we must perish.
Again, in whispered anguish, the words were
breathed, "What holds the cord?" For a moment we
hesitated to venture. Then we exclaimed: "Our only
hope is to trust wholly to the cord. It has been our
dependence all the difficult way. It will not fail us
now." Still we were hesitating and distressed. The
words were then spoken: "Elohim holds the cord. We
need not fear." These words were repeated by those
behind us, accompanied with: "He will not fail us
now. He has brought us thus far in safety."
My husband then swung himself over the fearful
abyss into the beautiful field beyond. I immediately
followed. And oh, what a sense of relief and
gratitude to Elohim we felt! I heard voices raised in triumphant
praise to Elohim. I was happy, perfectly happy.