Today is both a Sabbath and a New Moon and we are blessed by this opportunity. Also in these difficult days where those who keep the laws of God make themselves a prey for those who do not do so, we are able to celebrate without having to explain the hope that lies within us more than is needed to keep the wolf from the door so to speak.
Our people are seeing that, more and more, this New World Order is making it very difficult to keep the Sabbaths, New Moons, and Feasts, and even the Sabbath is now preventing many of us from jobs that otherwise might be readily available to us.
As this evil system grinds on and the society we live in becomes more and more
alienated from the laws of God, we will see the adversary make greater efforts
to overcome us and discourage our people. Daniel 12:5-10 says:
"Then I Daniel looked, and behold, two others stood, one on this bank of the stream and one on that bank of the stream, 'How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?' The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream, raised his right hand and his left toward heaven; and I heard him swear by Him Who lives forever that it would be for a time, two times, and half a time; and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end all these things would be accomplished. I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said. 'O my Lord, what shall be the issue of these things?' He said 'Go your way Daniel, for the word are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand.'"
These mysteries were deliberately sealed up until the time of the end. None of the world shall understand and it is not given to them to come to a realisation of the mysteries of God, save as they are called into His grace in the Holy Spirit. Even Daniel, who was entrusted with these mysteries and the prophecy of the book, did not himself understand.
Much has been given to us since that day, and the Churches of God have been taken step by step through the weakening of the power of the Holy People. We have been taken into captivity and we have been persecuted for His names sake and have died in the countless thousands for the witness of the Commandments and the Glory of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. It has come to the work being done by a few of the elect in the last days so that none of those who were of the last days could glory in their calling. It is a great privilege to be able to participate in this work and those who do are blessed.
Do not be discouraged because you are scattered or few or have little strength. It is sufficient to know that God has loved us and has seen fit to use us to His greater glory through Jesus Christ.
What is happening now is that the world is starting to weaken and we are being broken down. The structure of our society is failing in many ways and we are now tolerating sin that we would not have tolerated a few years ago. The minds of the world's youth are being destroyed and they are viewing as normal sins that would have appalled their grandparents and even their parents.
The recent fires in Australia have revealed a number of myths and weaknesses
in the structure of Australian society. Contrary to popular belief Australia
is not a society of those in the great outback. It is an urban society that
has increasing concentrated its numbers through deliberate political manipulation
of its rural groups into cities and suburbs. The fact of the matter is that
Australia makes decisions about the bush based on the ignorance of the urban
masses who themselves walk in the bush, if that, but a few times a year.
God commanded us to go forth and replenish the earth he did that with Adam and he did that again with Noah and we are commanded to obey. God said to us through the prophet Isaiah: "Woe unto them that join house to house and field to field and there is no more room and you are made to dwell alone in midst the land. The Lord of Hosts has sworn in my hearing: surely many houses shall be desolate, large and beautiful houses without an inhabitant. For ten acres of vineyard shall yield but one bath. And an homer of seed shall yield but an ephah" (Isa. 5:8-9). This year for the first time Australia had to import grain whereas, previously, the abundance of its storehouses was never emptied. Much of this is incompetence in management but it also lies in a lack of vision, for without vision the people perish and there is no vision in the land now due to sin.
Also the Lord said through the prophet Jeremiah: "Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness; and his upper rooms by injustice; who makes his neighbour serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages" (Jer. 22:13). People are trying to enforce a system that is unjust on others and use their labour and land to establish a system that is incorrect. The failure of the land management systems in rural Australia is just now becoming apparent. The animals and especially koalas are simply unable to evade the massive fires that have come through the failure to control the bush and decentralise the population and correctly utilise the land, as we were required to do.
We have failed to go forth and multiply and to develop the lands given to the people as part of the blessings of Abraham. We are required to breed and to replenish the earth, yet we are becoming a single parent or no parent society and in many cases a single person "family," where no families exist and the land lies undeveloped with cities of urban dwellers living in unnatural circumstances. It is unnatural for a man to not have a wife and he has an obligation to God to have children and to develop his nation as he was commanded.
The argument being made in the last days that one would not like to bring children up in these last days is a spineless and faithless cop out. God has said that he will make man rarer than the golden wedge of Ophir but that is through faithlessness and not of the called.
God has given us a promise in those last days that he will restore us and send Christ to save those who eagerly await him. He will come to save the elect. Now would we believe the ravers of the Rapture Doctrine that await an end of the world, with all being raptured to heaven (the believers that is)? This false teaching has plagued rational development and decision-making among our people for decades. A number of US Presidents could not make a decision without consulting mediums and looking to this concept of the "end of the world." (See the paper The Millennium and the Rapture (No. 95) at www.ccg.org/english/s/p095.html.
The only "world" that will end is the rule of the demons and they will be confined. We have believed for millennia that Christ would return and rule this planet for another 1000 years with the saints from Jerusalem. The Temple will be rebuilt and adorned and it is this event that the false teachers and false prophets of the European and USA Trinitarian system refer to as the rule of the Antichrist. Justin Martyr wrote that on behalf of the Church in Rome to the Roman Senate ca. 154 (2 Apology, ch. 80), while we were still in fellowship with the episcopate in Rome. This is the original doctrine of the Church (see the paper Original Doctrines of the Christian Faith (No. 88) at www.ccg.org/english/s/p088.html.
We know for a fact that the Bible tells us that the saints will rule with Christ for 1000 years and after that rule the second or general resurrection of the dead will occur and then the system will be handed over to God by Christ (cf. Rev. 20:1-15; 21:1-22:21).
God and the saints with the angelic host are going to protect the young and
the chosen of the Millennial system and those people of the chosen will be taken
out of the nations and protected and returned to Jerusalem to become priests
and Levites serving Christ in the physical system while we serve in the spiritual.
The child you hold in your arms today may well be a physical high priest of
the temple system under Christ as the Spiritual High Priest. God has said through
the prophet Isaiah:
"For I know their works and their thoughts and I am coming to gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and they shall see my glory, and I will set a sign among them, and from them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Put and Lud, who draw the bow to Tubal and Javan to the coastlands afar off, that have not heard my fame or seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the nations. And they shall bring all your brethren from all the nations as an offering to the Lord, upon horse and in chariots, and in litters and upon mules, and upon dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says the Lord, just as the Israelites bring their cereal offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord and some of them I will take for priests and for Levites says the Lord. 'For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before me says the Lord; so shall your descendents and your name remain. From New Moon to New Moon and From Sabbath to Sabbath all flesh shall come to worship before me says the Lord" (Isa. 66:18-23).
Now this is Scripture and Scripture cannot be broken. This will come to pass and the Lord will make it so. Our descendents will survive and they will be given sign among them. Once they are sealed they will then be sent to gather the remainder of the elect from among the nations. This Second Exodus will make the First Exodus pale in insignificance and the Second Exodus will be that which is called to mind with the other being forgotten other than its former significance. The Sign of our people will be set and recognised all over the world.
Once the system is established there in Jerusalem all nations will keep the Sabbaths and New Moons, and they will send their representatives to Jerusalem on the feasts or they will incur judgment and the punishments of no rain in due season and the plagues of Egypt (cf. Zech 14:16-19). This is the restoration of the planet to the system God has established and it will come to pass. Those who hold the elect in ridicule and who keep false Sabbaths and festivals will simply repent or die.
God will not plead with all flesh in weakness. Once we have written the gospel
and published it in all languages the witnesses will come to restore the nexus
of the Law and enforce it from the heavens in fire, and drought, and plague.
The restoration will entail the Sabbaths and New Moons and Festivals, and without
them there is no restoration and the elect are excluded on the basis of their
adherence in obedience.
Do not be discouraged as things will progress towards the end and the final outcome will be that we are unable to do anything other than by faith and in obedience.
The world talks of religious freedom now but makes it impossible to keep the Sabbath on an ever-increasing basis. The New Moons are a very serious sacrifice of the called and chosen and faithful.
Remember that your children are the basis of the new priesthood of Melchisedek in Jerusalem and they will be chosen as "Levites" and priests in that system. To fail in producing the children of the next generation is to fail God in your duty to the nations and the restoration of the world.
Remember the six thousand years of Satan's rule under the cursed earth are up in the 120th jubilee, which is in 2027. The first year of the 121st jubilee is the new era. In the new era the elect shall stand with Christ in place of the demons in charge of the earth, and the chosen of the physical remnant will become the physical priesthood.
Our job is to prepare for that event and to raise and train children. We are to educate the planet to the system God requires, and to show people the way in the law. A restored planet can only be maintained in order. The planet will give forth its increase according to the laws of God. No longer will it rain on the just and the unjust but the guilty shall bear their guilt.
It is at that time that the Law of God will be taught and all people shall learn to love one another and to restore the planet and the creation to what it should have been.
Our task now is to prepare for that event and to learn how to serve God and to love one another. For if we cannot do it when it is easy, how might we accomplish such a task when the darkness falls? If we cannot walk with men in peace, how can we run with men in war; or "when the Jordan is in flood"?
Remember that the New Moon is always a start of things in God's system This New Moon of Adar commences the count down to the Sanctification and Passover system. This year we have an intercalary Adar and so we have more time to prepare. Do that in diligence and thanksgiving. Prepare for the Feast of Unleavened Bread so that we might be truly "deleavened" of our sins and malice and wickedness. Remember to be vigilant as the return to the old ways often comes with the return to leaven. You will often be sent back to sin by the adversary if he can entice you on that last day to cause you to stumble. Love one another as God and Christ loves us.
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