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Purging unto Character Perfection

Friday, June 12, 2009

Law and Testimony

by Dionne Sabbay Thompson August 11th, 2008


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To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them (Isaiah 8:20).

As a last day message, Righteousness by Faith (Romans 10:5, Philippians 3:9-11), has been sent to us; emphasizing the law and testimony. Once we are born again we are no longer gentiles but, we are Spiritual Jews/Overcomers, Children of the Most High, victorious over sin (1 John 3:9), by faith through the righteousness of the Messiah, Christ Jesus (Romans 2:28-29, 3:28-31).

The law, the Ten Commandments, were given by God as a description of Christ's character, a constitution of the Most High's government, legal and binding. Because mankind had difficulty keeping the law given by Moses, written with the Finger of God (Exodus 31:18), the Father sent a living True Witness, Christ Jesus (Hebrews 1:1-3, Revelation 3:14). The first four Commandments contain principles of non-negotiable conduct towards the Most High and the latter six, mandate our non-negotiable behavior towards our fellow brethren. The Fourth Commandment will determine our sealing in these end times, as we will need to choose to be either Spiritual Israel, doing things God's way or Spiritual Babylon, neglecting God's principles and character (Deuteronomy 6:1-8, Ezekiel 20:12,20):

Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.

And hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God.

The Messiah spoke on the Mount historically, preaching and detailing God's governmental rules (Matthew 5:6,7).

And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath (Mark 2:27,28).

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill (Matthew 5:17).

A testimony, evidence, a witness statement, was sent to us by the Messiah. When we witness in Court we testify of what we know to be true or can identify as Truth. God, the Father, sent Christ, the Redeemer, as a living demonstration of how the Law or Ten Commandments are to be kept. Jesus was sent to reveal the Father, testifying about the Father (John 14: 8-15):

If ye love me, keep my commandments (John 14:15).

Modern Israel's Better Promises

by Dionne Sabbay Thompson August 22, 2008

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more (Hebrews 10:16,17).

Christ is a our Great High Priest of the Heavenly Sanctuary, made of the Best Promise of God, The Father. The Sanctuary in Heaven is faultless similar to the better promises of Hebrews 8:6.

We as the children of God; standing upon our own promises, reflects an old covenant: thus it will not last. As ancient Israel mistakenly stood on Old covenants, we must learn from such an experience, firmly holding on to the better promises of God. We must rest on the promises in God, trusting in His Power and Word. Revelation 18:1-4, the Loud Cry of the third angel, is the power of God, given back to the people today, to enter into the Promises of God.

Let's look at Exodus 19:5,6 , where the promises were made. Similar to Hebrews 8:8, the Lord responded to Israel, making a new covenant with Modern/Spiritual Israel. We are to read the scriptures, applying them to Present Truth, recognizing that the Lord is speaking to us today. As Modern Israel, we as Overcomers can succeed through God's purpose and hope, knowing that we will be the Israel and Judah that will achieve God's New covenant. God will regard those that are in His New Covenant only, as we can not afford to make similar mistakes to the past. As modern Israel, the commandments must be written in our hearts and in our minds.

Exodus 19:4-8 examines ancient Israel, identifying the importance of obeying the Word of the Lord. Making promises generally relates to our conduct and heart condition. Jeremiah 7:22,23 exhibits how the Lord reminds Israel about their promises. Jeremiah 11:2-4 examines again a covenant, as the Lord expects us to obey His covenants, fulfilling the "if" under a condition of the heart. A promise relates to a condition, as the Lord asked that ancient Israel obey God's voice, allowing the Lord's promise fulfillment based on their initial part of the PROMISE. If we do not fulfill God's initial part of His Promise, then God can not follow through with His Covenant. A covenant, a heart-filled promise is essential in our relationship with the Lord. We must fulfill our part, in simple faith, recognizing that we can do nothing without God. Remembering that God's Word can do all things, we must obey the ten commandments with the faith of God (Isaiah 8:20, Revelation 14:12). Without the Power of God, we can not fulfill the law and the testimony, righteously by faith (Philippians 3:9). If we are unconverted, we will remain ignorant of God and His ways, failing to understand needed conduct.

As per Romans 8:7, the carnal mind is enmity against the law of God, therefore the enmity MUST GO. Similar to ancient Israel, as Modern Israel we must have a change of heart, a new mind. A new heart and new mind will produce spiritual freedom (Galatians 4:21-31). Hebrews 4 states that because of unbelief, the children of Israel could not enter into God's rest, thus failing to reach the promise land. When Moses said to turn back, ancient Israel did not take heed, as they were accustomed to being in bondage in Egypt, bringing the wrong mindset to the Work of God. In order to do God's work properly, we must have a NEW MIND SET, allowing God's power to do the work.

Ancient Israel walked in their own way, failing to follow the directives of God; as they sent spies into the promise land, manifesting a lack of faith in The Most High. More specifically, ten out of twelve tribes were fearing a giant in the land, thus rejecting God's Word about the promise land, flowing with milk and honey. Remembering that an Old and New Covenant can not dwell together, we must completely accept the way of The Spirit, rejecting the way of the flesh. The Old and New Covenant co-existing are as a result of a historical rejection of God's ways, allowing lukewarmness, Laodicea (Revelation 3:14,15). There was never any need for Abraham having more than one son, but for the fact of disobedience, Ishmael would not have emerged. The Old Covenant came into being because Israel doubted God's Word. Conversely when we doubt the Word of God, that is when the Old Covenant comes into play.

After reaching the New Covenant Experience, we find comfort in the Power and Will of God. God wants the Old Covenant behavior to cease so that God can complete His Work, hastening the conditional return of the Messiah, Christ Jesus (John 14:10). As children of God, we must put away our old ways and let God fulfill His promise. When we have a genuine New Covenant Experience, we allow God to fulfill His part of "better promises" for His chosen (Hebrews 6:6). When studying the Word of God we must use the biblical definition of a covenant. We must not use the worldly dictionaries to define God's Word, as we have a part to play in God's better promise and oath (Hebrews 6:16-18, Hebrews 8:6-8, Galatians 4:21-31). We must not grieve away the Holy Spirit, failing to accept God's promise to us, restating our promises repetitively in vain (Ephesians 4:30). Oh how the Lord longs for us to have the New Covenant Experience, as the 144,000, shining as a peculiar treasure unto God (Exodus 19:5,6; Jeremiah 11:2-4, Revelation 14:1-5). While on planet earth, Christ had a New Covenant Experience, as He genuinely allowed The Father to do the work (John 14:10).

A New Heart and Mind

by Dionne Sabbay Thompson August 29, 2008

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people (Hebrews 8:10).

The children of Israel were delivered physically yet selfishness and human works caused their experience to be Old Covenant. It is impossible in our flesh to keep God's word. The law of God written in our hearts is eternal, as God Himself. Thus it is not possible for us to write the law of God in our own hearts ourselves, we require Divine Intervention.

Romans 8:7 emphasizes the nature of the carnal mind, as identified by the Apostle Paul. The carnal mind is enmity against God. If we are in the flesh we can not please God. The children of Israel were carnal minded, disobedient and self-centered. It is therefore not possible for sinful human beings to write the law of God in their own hearts. The law of God is a constitution of God's character. If our natural tendency is to be disobedient, then we can not please God (Hebrews 11:6). Ancient Israel's promise to keep the law of God was broken, as they manifested an old covenant experience. Similarly, if we are not obedient as Modern Israel, we can not please God.

If our minds are selfish and carnal; then it is not possible to receive God in our hearts. It takes the power of God and the law to truly please the Most High (Romans 1:20). We must obey God, fulfilling our part of the Better Promises (Hebrews 8:6-8), thus receiving a gift of righteousness from God. Lucifer was created in a New Covenant experience, yet self-righteousness entered this covering cherubs nature, causing Satan's fallen state "I will be like the Most High..." (Isaiah 14:13,14). When we make our promise to God, allowing Him to write the law in our hearts and minds, we please Him. A reward of Salvation results from Modern Israel's acts of receiving Christ's gift of righteousness (Philippians 3:9). Recognizing that God's power is an essential part of us keeping the covenant, we must obey the ten commandments as well as receive the gift of Christ's righteousness (Romans 1:20). God will enable us to be His people, writing His laws on our hearts and mind.

Legalism is righteousness by works (Isaiah 64:6, Philippians 3:3-8). Romans 4:4's message maintains that righteousness can not be earned, it is a free gift. Galatians 3:1 exhibits the idea that individuals who attempt to continue in their own strength will not be true Overcomers, granted a seat at the Throne of God (Revelation 3:21). If we rely on our own effort we will never be successful, as our righteous walk must be focused solely on the Messiah. Relying on our own righteousness which is as filthy rags, will result in bondage (Isaiah 64:6, Galatians 4:21-31). If we believe the Word of God and His promises, we can enjoy the peace of knowing the Lord. We do not have the power independently to keep God's laws on our own, we require the Power of God, through faith.

God spoke to the children of Israel through Moses, emphasizing that the a New Covenant exemplified the ways of the Lord. God wants us similarly today to walk in a New Covenant experience. This New Covenant bears God's non-negotiable Word which is "quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). Here Paul, the apostle, is making a comparison of a soul which is related to the bone and the spirit which is symbolized by the marrow in the bone. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 lays a foundation, edifying that there is no such thing as an immortal soul, as the soul is very much prone to death. Mankind has body, soul and spirit; operating intelligently by choice, accountable to God morally (Exodus 20). The spirit is the highest developed part of the human soul, as from creation we were made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Deep within the human soul is the human spirit, containing one's character, identity and personality (1 Corinthians 2:9-13). Complete obedience of the Decalogue, God's character, His Holy-finger written Ten Commandments is a requirement, combined with faith (Exodus 31:18).

If we hear God's voice, harden not your hearts, as we today, Modern Israel can walk in a newness of life (Hebrews 3:7,8). By acknowledging and obeying God's ways, casting out our own ways, we can please God. Without faith it's impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). God will keep us from having a carnal mind, thus granting us freedom.

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them (Hebrews 10:16).

Purging Unto Perfection

By Dionne Sabbay Thompson October 10, 2008

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works (Titus 2:14).

The purpose of purging is to bring forth more fruit. As Christians, anything preventing the reproduction of the fruit of the Spirit will be purged by the Husbandman, God the Father (John 15:1). Galatians 5:16-26 edifies that if we are walking in the flesh than the Spirit will not be reproduced. If we are walking in the flesh than a Spiritual walk is denied access and fulfillment. An unconverted person will manifest the works of the flesh. The purging process is to remove the unChristian-like characteristics (Galatians 5:16-21). Anything that is not within the fruits of the Spirit is within the works of the flesh. All fleshly traits even that which is hidden from our view must be given up, purged, crucified (Galatians 2:20). Purging is a cleansing process only active within an abiding relationship with Christ.

One MUST constantly work on perfecting character, as it is imperative and the Word teaches such (Matthew 5:48, Acts 3:19, 1 John 3:9, Testimonies for the Church Volume 3 page 43, Christ Object Lessons page 330 paragraph 1, SDA Bible Commentary Volume 6 page 1096 paragrah 4). The years 2008 and 2009, a serious time for our generation, have provided signs that point to the imminent passing of the Enforced National Sunday Law, the forthcoming Mark of the Beast (Revelation 13:11-18). Powerful/Elite False Protestant Entities in America will become the image of the Roman Catholic Church's Papacy, reinstating the laws of Sunday law persecution (Revelation 13:11-18). The National Sunday Law by definition will begin and apply to the United States of America, later becoming globally standardized, while the world welcomes a cashless system, a NEW WORLD ORDER. America, with it's tremendous Power and Influence, as per the scriptures, written by John the Revelator, will allow the Papacy to reestablish Sunday as a Persecutory law (Revelation 13:14), THE MARK OF THE BEAST.

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The Mark of the Beast, ENFORCED Sunday Pagan Worship, having "no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image" [Romanism & False Protestanism] (Revelation 13:11-18, Revelation 14:9-11), will cause a loss of purchasing power for God's chosen, 7th-day Sabbath Keepers. However, the Creator will provide resources for His own "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna..." coriander seed, honey wafers (Exodus 16:31, John 6:58, Revelation 2:17). "He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall besure". (Psalms 37:25, Isaiah 33:16). The Ten Commandments, a legal and binding Heavenly governmental ordinance, will be a last day constitutional mandate, maintained by God's chosen (Exodus 20, Revelation 14:12). Spiritual Babylonians will be a tool by Satan, persecuting the remnant of Christ's seed (Revelation 12:17). Ecumenicalism, a disguised method of passing this National Sunday law, will pose a serious threat to 7th-day Sabbath-Keepers who will seek reassurance from the Messiah, who overcame the World (John 16:33). Be encouraged, as persecution will purify the faithful body of Christ (Zechariah 13:9, Malachi 3:1-3, Titus 2:11-15, Revelation 14:1-5), reserving their seat at the throne of God (Revelation 3:21).

Once we are abiding in Christ, purging will remove branches not bearing fruits. Any branch that beareth not fruits, hinders perfection of character. Trials and problems are used to purge us in our Christian walk. By focusing on Christ, the defects that hinder our character perfection will be removed by the Pruner, God the Father, the Husbandman. Whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth (Hebrews 12:6). The works of the flesh must be purged out, so that the fruits of Spirit can be manifested. "My Father is the husbandman", thus it is God the Father that does the purging (John 15:1). Skillfully, God removes the sin from our lives, by grace through faith, as we faithfully trust in Him (Ephesians 2:8). God will remove all that He needs to remove. We need not fight against the providence of the Lord. Trials, a providence, enables the purifying process (Zechariah 13:9, Malachi 3:1-3, Titus 2:14). Thus, by grace through faith and sanctification we must thank God for trials and tribulation. We must first be born again through the promises of God. Sufficient grace is given to a child born of God, overcoming sin (1John 3:9). Righteousness, virtue and knowledge are taught in 2 Peter 3-18, illustrating a process of sanctified advancement.

Job, a man perfect and upright, endured trials, losing all his earthly wealth, yet through his hardship, he was purified, as gold tried in the fire (Job 1:1, Zechariah 13:9, Malachi 3:1-3). The 144,000 must fully rest in the Lord, as their hardships will increase, engaging them in serious tests without an Intercessor. As Christians, our characters must be tested and tried. Hebrews 5 edifies that Christ is the Son of God, who was made in the flesh, yet suffered hardship, standing true with obedience to the Word. We will not be expected to go through trials that Christ Himself did not endure. How do Christians become perfect, you ask? It is through trials. Perfection of character is formed through suffering and hardship; a testing process that Abraham and Christ endured (Genesis 22, Matthew 36).

Christ was perfect, remaining obedient through hardship and suffering. God the Father is the Husbandman and as per 1 Corinthians 10:13, He is faithful, providing the assurance that we will not be tempted beyond our tolerance. God the Father has promised us grace, allowing us to deal with such trials with a Christ-like Heavenly Spirit (Hebrews 4:16). Grace is sufficient and more than enough for us, delivering us from trials. Deliverance can also be in the form of tolerance and resilience. There is no development of character without hardship. Every martyr was chosen by God for a Divine purpose, empowered by the Holy Spirit (Romans 1:20). Christ in the garden of Gethsemane, sweat drops of blood, pleading for the Father "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt" (Matthew 26:39). Our Savior endured pain for all of us, even those that pierced Him. Be encouraged, advance in sanctification; life challenges may be difficult, but keep the faith, for great is our reward in Heaven (Matthew 5:11,12).