Friday, May 21, 2010

The Coming Death Decree: "I saw the leading men of the earth consulting together, and Satan and his angels busy around them"

Revelation 13 pulls back the curtain on the future, revealing the true character of the coming New World Order.  It's professes to have the best interest of humanity at heart, but when fully developed, it will reveal the spirit of the dragon.  No man will be able to buy or sell unless he conforms to the dictates of this theocratic tyranny unfolding as we speak. Liberty of conscience, which became ours at such a great cost of suffering and blood, is no longer respected.  When global economic sanctions fail to achieve their desired end, a death decree will be issued.  It will be urged that the few who stand in opposition to the papal sabbath, choosing rather to obey the word of God and keep the Bible Sabbath, should not to be tolerated; that it is better for them to be eliminated than for whole nations to be thrown into confusion and lawlessness.  To every soul upon the earth the test will come.  This is the last crisis before Jesus returns in great glory.   The contest is between the commandments of God and the commandments of men.

I saw the saints leaving the cities and villages, and associating together in companies, and living in the most solitary places. Angels provided them food and water, while the wicked were suffering from hunger and thirst. Then I saw the leading men of the earth consulting together, and Satan and his angels busy around them.

I saw a writing, copies of which were scattered in different parts of the land, giving orders that unless the saints should yield their peculiar faith, give up the Sabbath, and observe the first day of the week, the people were at liberty after a certain time to put them to death.

But in this hour of trial the saints were calm and composed, trusting in God and leaning upon His promise that a way of escape would be made for them. In some places, before the time for the decree to be executed, the wicked rushed upon the saints to slay them; but angels in the form of men of war fought for them. Satan wished to have the privilege of destroying the saints of the Most High; but Jesus bade His angels watch over them.     Early Writings, p. 282