With which of these two classes shall we identify our interest? We are now making our choice, and we shall soon discern between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. Read the fourth chapter of Malachi, and think about it seriously.
The day of God is right upon us. The world has converted the church. Both are in harmony, and are acting upon a short-sighted policy.
Protestants will work upon the rulers of the land to make laws to restore the lost ascendency of the man of sin, who sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
The Roman Catholic principles will be taken under the care and protection of the State. This national apostasy will speedily be followed by national ruin. The protest of Bible truth will be no longer tolerated by those who have made not the law of God their rule of life. Mrs. E. G. White
GCB January 1, 1900, par. 10 – GCB B.1900
Then will the voice be heard from the graves of martyrs, represented by the souls which John saw slain for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ which they held; then the prayer will ascend from every true child of God, “It is time, Lord, for thee to work: for they have made void thy law.”
When our first parents fell from their high estate through transgression, God’s law was made void. Then Christ entered upon his work as a Redeemer, and probation was granted to the inhabitants of the world.
In Noah’s day, men disregarded the law of God until almost all remembrance of him had passed away from the earth. Their wickedness reached so great a height; violence, crime, and every kind of sin became so intensely active, that the Lord brought a flood of water upon the world and swept away the wicked inhabitants thereof.
But mercy was mingled with judgment. Noah and his family were saved. In the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, we see that the Lord will interfere; fire came down from heaven and destroyed these wicked cities.
From time to time the Lord has made known his manner of working. He is mindful of what is passing upon the earth. And when a crisis has come, he has revealed himself, and has interposed the working of Satan’s plans.
He has often permitted matters with nations, with families, and with individuals to come to a crisis, that his interference might become marked. Then he has let the fact be known that there is a God in Israel who would sustain and vindicate his people.
When the defiance of the law of Jehovah shall be almost universal, when his people shall be pressed in affliction by their fellow men, God will interpose.
The fervent prayers of his people will be answered, for he loves to have his people seek him with all their heart, and depend upon him as their Deliverer. He will be sought unto to do these things for his people, and he will arise as the protector and avenger of his people.
The promise is, “The Lord will avenge his own elect, which cry unto him day and night.”
The Protestant governments will reach a strange pass. They will be converted to the world. They will also, in their separation from God, work to make falsehood and apostasy from God the law of the nation.
In the place of those who have the light of truth allowing jealousy and evil surmisings to come in and weaken their love and union one with another, their united prayers should ascend to heaven for the Lord to arise and put an end to the violence and abuse which is practised in our world.
More prayer and less talk is what God desires, and would make his people a tower of strength.
Mrs. E. G. White
GCB January 1, 1900, par. 10 – GCB B.1900
ECUMENICAL GOSPEL NET SNARE
Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries, And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.
A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for the LORD hath spoiled their pasture.
And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce anger of the LORD. Jeremiah:25:36-38
He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion: for their land is desolate because of the FIERCENESS OF THE OPPRESSOR, and because of HIS FIERCE ANGER.
A VIOLENT MAN ENTICETH his NEIGHBOUR, and LEADETH HIM into the way that is not good.Proverbs:16:29
If thou seest the OPPRESSION OF THE POOR, and VIOLENT PERVERTING OF JUDGMENT and JUSTICE in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
Ecclesiastes:5:8 SEE ALSO ISAIAH 59:3-15
Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.Psalm:140:1-2,4,11
And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a KING OF FIERCE COUNTENANCE, and UNDERSTANDING DARK SENTENCES, shall stand up.
ECUMENICAL GOSPEL NET AGITATION
Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.
And they were the more fierce, saying, HE STIRRETH UP THE PEOPLE, teaching throughout all JEWRY, beginning from Galilee to this place.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a JEW, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.Zechariah:8:23
ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD SHALL REMEMBER and TURN unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.Psalm:22:27