Ellen G. White, Patriarchs and Kings, p. 277: “The time is at hand when there will be sorrow in the world that no human balm can heal. The Spirit of God is being withdrawn. Disasters by sea and by land follow one another in quick succession. How frequently we hear of earthquakes and tornadoes, of destruction by fire and flood, with great loss of life and property! Apparently these calamities are capricious outbreaks of disorganized, unregulated forces of nature, wholly beyond the control of man; but in them all, God’s purpose may be read. They are among the agencies by which He seeks to arouse men and women to a sense of their danger.“
Month: August 2020
Ellen G. White, Education, p. 179:
The crown removed from Israel passed successively to the kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. God says, “It shall be no more, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it Him.”
That time is at hand. Today the signs of the times declare that we are standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. Everything in our world is in agitation. Before our eyes is fulfilling the Saviour’s prophecy of the events to precede His coming: “Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars…. Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” Matthew 24:6, 7.
The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the strained, restless relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they recognize that something great and decisive is about to take place—that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.
Acts of God? Think again.
Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 589:
“While appearing to the children of men as a great physician who can heal all their maladies, he will bring disease and disaster, until populous cities are reduced to ruin and desolation. Even now he is at work. In accidents and calamities by sea and by land, in great conflagrations, in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power. He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and distress follow. He imparts to the air a deadly taint, and thousands perish by the pestilence. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous. Destruction will be upon both man and beast. “The earth mourneth and fadeth away,” “the haughty people … do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.’ Isaiah 24:4, 5.'”
Jeremiah 31:3 (KJV):
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
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The Lord hath appeared of old unto (Alicia), saying, Yea, I have loved (Alicia) with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn (Alicia).
The Lord hath appeared of old unto (Benjamin), saying, Yea, I have loved (Benjamin) with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn (Benjamin).
Message Magazine (ARCHIVE): “Your Crisis Care Kit For Coronavirus, And Everything Else. The author states a thought to ponder, “Storms may build us. It is more likely, though, that they reveal us.” Is that the case?
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“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: Therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
Try personalizing the text with your name. Examples:
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto (Deborah), saying, Yea, I have loved (Deborah) with an everlasting love: Therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn (Deborah).”
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto (Michael), saying, Yea, I have loved (Michael) with an everlasting love: Therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn (Michael).”