Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Great Storm is Coming: A Storm of persecution

"Sister White told us as we three stood there on the depot platform, that a terrible storm of persecution was coming like a windstorm that blew down every standing object. There was not a Seventh-day Adventist to be seen. They, like the disciples, forsook Christ and fled. All who had sought positions were never seen again.

"After the storm there was a calm, then the Adventists arose like a great flock of sheep, but there were no shepherds. They all waited in earnest prayer for help and wisdom, and the Lord answered by helping them to choose leaders from among them who had never sought positions before. They prayed earnestly for the Holy Spirit which was poured out upon them making them fully ready for service. They then went forth 'fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners,' to give this message to the world. "I was astonished, and asked if that applied to Loma Linda, as we were looking in that direction. Sister White replied to my question by stating that it applied to the entire denominational world. It so stunned me that I did not ask any more questions." --- Will Ross, Boulder, Colorado.

Recently, some have been dreaming of this coming storm: see here

These storms may be events surrounding the enforcement of the Sunday Laws that are coming soon. Great disasters will be in the land, natural disasters and also perhaps an economic collapse. Then perhaps some tremendous events also will take place, causing the world to assume that God is angry with the inhabitants of planet Earth. Sabbath keepers will be pointed out as the cause of pain and suffering that has been inflicted through the various disasters. All-out rage and contempt will be directed toward those who keep the Sabbath of the Ten Commandments. It is only through earnest prayer and humility that the Holy Spirit will come to our aid and enable us to survive this great and terrible storm.

What does the Bible say about these storms?

Notice here in Revelation 12:15-17, these verses seem to fit together as one unit, in light of these recent dreams:

“15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. “

Verse 15 may be referencing this flood of persecution that is coming soon, aimed at God's faithful people. Verse 14 ended in 1798. In verse 17, this war has not taken place yet, but will happen after 1798, after we receive the Spirit of Prophecy or the testimony of Jesus Christ, so after 1844. We have not yet seen this war, because it is a future war that we are about to see. It is a flood of persecution that is coming, such as a war against those that “keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Notice also Revelation 7:1 “ And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”

Winds of strife and persecution are coming but the 144,000 will make it through the storm. (Doug Batchelor thinks this group is made up of faithful SDA’s) A storm of persecution is coming along with the Mark of the Beast Showdown applying the pressure on us.

At this same time we see the economy about collapse as many are saying could happen. An article recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal saying we are in an economic depression. Natural disasters are increasing too. Perhaps a great disaster will occur and the pope or Satan personating Christ will point out Sabbath keepers as the cause of such. A great storm will then begin to blow across the earth.

Let us all draw nearer to the Lord in these closing hours