Daily Devotional, Year 3: November 4 (Noble Bereans, Part 28: “The Messages of the 3 Angels” CONTINUED)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3: November 4

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Noble Bereans, Part 28: “The Messages of the 3 Angels”

To read part 1, click here…”September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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So, in this little series, the subject of those “Noble Bereans” has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

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Let’s look at the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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St Paul Preaching in Athens (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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OK, so those in Berea were more noble, because they: 

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1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.” 

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2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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THE 3 MESSAGES OF REVELATION 14

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A great part of the test which is coming upon the Church in these last moments of time is to be able to accept these three messages, which appear to have seeming discrepancies between each other.

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In other words, none of these messages are infallible. Each of them have various errors. In some cases, there are seeming errors which are not actually errors at all.

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THE 7TH DAY SABBATH

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https://www.pri.org/stories/2011-08-10/revelations-book-revelationOne such seeming error concerns the 7th day Sabbath of the 1st Angel’s message.

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Well, because the 1st Angel’s message proclaimed the everlasting Gospel, the 7th Day Sabbath was given in terms of the letter of the Law. And so, it spoke of the Sabbath as a one day per week event. And of course, the 7th Day Sabbath, according to the letter of the Law is indeed a one day per week event!

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Yes, from Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown was the day which God ordained as the 7th Day Sabbath. 

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But then, in the 2nd Angel’s message, the 7th Day Sabbath was more fully proclaimed, now being revealed to be a spiritual rest in which a soul obtains Salvation totally by God’s grace, without performing any human works.

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THE SUNDAY SABBATH

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And so, both messages were correct.

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But while the 1st message presented the 7th day Sabbath according to the letter of the Law, the 2nd message revealed the spiritual nature of the 7th Day Sabbath.

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A GENUINE ERROR

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But as already proclaimed in today’s devotional, these 3 messages were not infallible. For instance, while the 2nd Angel’s message rightly proclaimed the spiritual nature of the 7th Day Sabbath, the 2nd message wrongly proclaimed a supposed new Sabbath which continues from midnight to midnight on the 1st day of the week, commonly referred to as the “Sunday Sabbath”, or “The Lord’s Day”.

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Of course, this spurious Sabbath was the brain-child of the Roman Catholic Church, and has no foundation in the Bible. But God then corrected this error with the 3rd Angel’s message.

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Yes, the 3rd Angel’s message proclaimed an even more all-encompassing Sabbath Rest for the people of God, in which the Believer enjoys an ongoing, 24/7/365 rest via a growing trust in the “exceeding great and precious promises” of God, as revealed in the infallible Word of Christ. (see 2nd Peter 1:4)

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THE 3RD MESSAGE CORRECTS PRIOR ERRORS

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As a matter of fact, there are other similar errors and seeming errors in the 1st Angel’s and 2nd Angel’s messages. And so, God raised up the 3rd Angel’s message to clear up any confusion about these discrepancies as well as the seeming discrepancies.

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Now, of course, by no means is the 3rd Angel’s message to be regarded as infallible.

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And so, the truth-loving Bible student has his or her work cut out for themselves, to prayerfully study in hopes of rightly discerning these three messages of unfolding Bible truths.

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A TEST FOR CHURCH-GOERS

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Now one reason why God permitted errors to appear in these three messages is to allow enough pegs for all skeptics to hang their doubts and criticisms upon.

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Another reason for allowing errors is to keep anyone from worshiping any one of the messengers who originally proclaimed each message. And because each messenger confessed that God alone is infallible, there is no excuse for any mistaken notion regarding the fallibility of these three messages. Each messenger had “feet of clay”. And the truth-loving Bible student needs to place their implicit trust in the Bible only. 

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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The Good News is, that God’s people will more and more learn to place complete confidence in the Bible, and never place complete trust in mere mortal men!

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Listen…“The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low…Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” Isaiah 2:11, 12, 22 

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As this above passage proclaims, the Day of the Lord will not exalt any human! But instead, God calls us to cease from Man, not placing any trust in any human, including the original messengers of these 3 messages!

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And yet, make no mistake! These three messages together presents very wonderful and biblical truths: truths which have been ignored, rejected, or slighted by the mainstream church-world.

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And these three messages reveal how Bible prophecy has been unfolding throughout the church-era.

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GOD’S DIVINE SIGNATURE UPON THESE 3 MESSAGES

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And so, each and every truth-loving, “Noble Berean” will study, day-by-day, week-by-week, and even month-by-month in hopes that these three messages are indeed heaven-sent messages!

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And to put a giant exclamation mark on these three messages, God has written His divine signature upon these messages via the “signs in the Sun…Moon…and…stars” Luke 21:25.

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And all those who are open-minded and lover’s of truth can begin to see this Divine signature, thus proving the authenticity of these three messages!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Orion the Soldier and the Revelation 12 Dragon (Hyades & Pleiades, etc. – winter constellations – www.signsofheaven.org – not for commercial use

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TO READ PART 29, CLICK HERE… November 10 (Noble Bereans, Part 29: “Re-Thinking Ellen White Concerning Jesting”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ” FEBRUARY 10 (The Deserted Island Theologian!)”or you can also read…JUNE 13 (Why The World Didn’t End on May 21, 2011) 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FINALLY WALKING UPWARD INTO THE HIGHWAYS OF ETERNITY

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Day by day, you will find yourself walking, like the Disciples, spreading the precious Gospel seed wherever the Spirit leads.

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Taking the lovely name of Jesus, with every word spoken. Walking through this sin-darkened world, witnessing to those who take notice that of a truth, Jesus is present within you. Even like faithful Enoch, walking through the highways and byways of life in this world, spreading the Gospel-seed of unpretentious love.

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Day by day, you will become more and more closed in with God. Moment by moment, your heart will become intertwined with God’s heart, eventually two hearts beating as one heart.

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And just like Enoch, when the appointed time of sojourning on earth is finally done…you will walk onward…and upward…and into the highways and byways of eternity. (“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW…

November 5 (Revelation 16:17-21: “The Seventh Plague”)

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