To the Law and to the Testimony!

“To the Law and to the Testimony, if they do not speak according to this word, there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20

Devoted to uplifting God’s character by presenting the Scriptural view of Bible prophecy and God’s Law.

Isaiah 8 tells of a great confederacy of nations and warns God’s people not to join with them nor be afraid of the things they fear. Instead, we are told to “Sanctify the Lord of hosts Himself,” and let Him be our only fear and dread. And He gives this advice to us: Compare their doctrine against My Law and the testimony of the prophetic books of Scripture. A thorough knowledge of Scripture is the best defense we will have against the errors of these days.

God wants to return us to His Law and seal it deep into our hearts. At every other true Spiritual revival in history He has done this same work. (2 Chronicles 29-30, 2 Chronicles 34, Nehemiah 8) He has led the people back to Him, repaired the understanding of His Law, restored His worship and renewed His covenant with a remnant of true believers. This is the same revival that He would like to do in us today.

crossroads_sign_clip_art_16987Today we stand at a crossroad between Life and Death. Only the way of Truth leads to Life and Salvation and Understanding. All other ways are Supposition, Tradition, Ignorance and Lies, leading to Death. As we choose which way to turn, God’s advice to us is:

    • Turn to Jesus, for He is the only pathway to Truth and Life. (John 14:6)
    • Seek Him with your whole heart. (Jeremiah 29:13)
    • “Get Wisdom, and in all your getting, get Understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)
    • “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, … with its statutes and its judgments.” (Malachi 4:4) For in this Law is our defense against lies,
    • Look to the prophetic books to explain what is going on in the world. (Amos 3:7)
    • Cast away your idols, including the idol of “Our Own Opinions.” (Ezekiel 20:7)
    • Restore the true worship of the True God. (Revelation 14:7)
    • Be Sealed with His name in our foreheads so that in the coming controversy there can be no question that our allegiance is to God. (Revelation 7:3; Revelation 14:1; Zechariah 13:9)

4 Comments:

  1. Dear Moderator,
    I want to encourage you by thanking you for taking the time to do all this work! I am currently reading your piece on The Lion and the Eagles Wings. Ive never heard it put that way before, but it makes sense.
    I was born of generations in the catholic church. I know what it feels like to be part of a structured religion and find faults within it when you read the Bible throughout.
    There were many practices in the catholic church that caused me to do years of research and countless hours asking many priests, why? However, in the end, it was the rosary that I knew in my heart Jesus wanted me to exit the only religion I had ever known, I lost family and friends but my Faith in God our LORD and Savior Jesus has increased beyond measure!!!!
    Thank you and please keep writing. I saw your upper right hand corner box says, “Pardon our Dust”

    • Dawn, Thank you so much for your encouraging words. They mean a lot to me and I’m sure they will strengthen others. I am thrilled to hear of your Spiritual journey.

      I want to return the blessing by encouraging you too in your search for TRUTH. As He was leaving the earth, Jesus said He would send another Comforter, and He will lead us into All Truth. (John 16:13) And Paul tells us that the ones who are deceived in the end are the ones who do not have a love of the truth. (2 Thess. 2:10-12)

      I am certain that all power in heaven is behind Truth. And that no one who truly desires the Truth will be lost. Continue to seek for it with all your heart.
      Paul encourages us to seek “salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.” So I leave you with his words of comfort in 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17.

      As the deceptions in this world increase, please avoid those who are urging an earthly temple and kingdom, while you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. No matter what happens, follow Jesus’ words to Peter, “You, follow Me.” “And the Truth will make you free!”

      May the Lord’s blessings comfort and guide you in your search for Him. Feel free to contact me at any time.

      MAM
      alionhasroared@gmail.com

  2. Please tell me what church you’re affiliated with and your relationship with the SDA church.

    • Hi George. The only formal church affiliation I have ever had has been a member in good standing with the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church. I have never been involved in any offshoot movements or other denominations. I am not interested in bashing the SDA church in any way, speaking against it or shedding doubt on its teachings. Overall I believe the SDA church was formed by God’s Spirit, grown by His power, and is still being led by His hand. I have no desire to murmur against the Lord’s anointed. That being said, I will follow God above men. Where He has shown me truth, I will follow. This sets me apart from the mainstream church in many ways.
       

      As Jehovah Elohim has given me a growing understanding of truth and a beautiful cohesive view of Christ throughout the Bible, He has called me to share what He has shown me. I do see some inconsistencies in traditional SDA “teachings” though not with their doctrinal pillars. My growth has revealed some errors in Mrs. White’s statements regarding Bible prophecy but I still consider her to be led by the Holy Spirit and an excellent source of counsel for character development. She herself told us that “truth can afford to be fair. No true doctrine will lose anything by close investigation.” This means that we must be willing to grow into a greater knowledge of truth and a closer relationship with our Saviour. And once I understand Scripture on a topic, then look to her writings, I find confirmation and often clarification of the truth. This does not always agree with those who have formed their doctrines simply by what they think her writings say about the Bible.
       

      As the shaking in the church continues to swell, God will shake out that which is not firmly grounded in faith and truth. No matter by which name we call ourselves, let us strive to be a people whose faith in Jehovah cannot be shaken.
       

      “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” (Hebrews 12:28)

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    Moonwatch, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 

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