Satan put his interpretation upon events, and they [the rulers] think as he would have them, that the calamities which fill the land are a result of Sunday-breaking. Thinking to appease the wrath of God, these influential men make laws enforcing Sunday observance. They think that by exalting this false rest day higher and still higher, compelling obedience to the Sunday law, the spurious sabbath, they are doing God service. Those who honor God by observing the true Sabbath are looked upon as disloyal to God, when it is really themselves who are disloyal, because they are trampling underfoot the Sabbath originated in Eden.
Pope Prophesies Fire of God from Heaven To Job Families And Property? They Unite to Chase Spirit of God from his Temple at Jerusalem
The Lord expects his people to have faith in the living God who made all things.The chosen people of God will be proved and tried before they are pronounced good and faithful servants, worthy to inherit eternal life with its endowment of heavenly merits. The Lord brought Israel out of bondage, desolating the fertile land of Egypt to accomplish his purpose, to teach them the first and highest lesson–that God was their God, the only true and living God, and that in Him they must trust….
The Lord God of Israel is to execute judgment upon the gods of this world as [He did] upon the gods of Egypt. With fire and flood, plagues and earthquakes, He will spoilthe whole land. Then his redeemed people will exalt His name and make it glorious in the earth. Shall not those who are living in the last remnant of earth’s history become intelligent in regard to God’s lessons?
As God’s commandment keeping people, we must leave the cities. As did Enoch, we must work in the cities but not dwell in them. Manuscript 85, June 5, 1899. (see also Ev 77-78; MAR 176)
There are troublous times before us, and while we can, we should place our workupon a proper basis, leaving the large cities, and securing land in the country. Especially is it essential that our sanitariums be established in the country. Manuscript 44, March 12, 1902. (see also LLM 834-5)