The Greatest Need
The following reminder by Ulicia to her e-group is important truth. Ulicia does not sigh and cry for all the abominations, probably because her husband is an SDA pastor. She teaches the Jesuit preterist lie that Ezekiel 9 was fulfilled by the Babylonian captivity of the Jews, which could never be so because the Jews had 490 years of probation per Daniel 9, which ended in A.D. 34. But what she states below is infinitely true and fully as important as sighing and crying for all the abominations in the church and in the land. Though Ellen White admonished us to keep abreast of current events, Ulicia is right concerning OUR GREATEST NEED. So letís always remember her sage words below. And letís remember this verse in Scripture:
Rev 21:8† But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Ulicia, remember that all teachers of lies will not be saved. You can go to hell for Jesuit-like preterist lies about Ezekiel 9, even while trying to aspire to the greatest need. The SDA Bible Commentary teaches that Jesuit-like preterist lie as well. No Ezekiel 9 sealing could be realized by the Jews as a nation until after their corporate probation closed in A.D. 34, which ended the 490 years of Daniel 9. I have pointed this out to Ulicia many times over, but she has made no public statement of repentance for and/or correction of this serious lie. Until Ulicia makes this error right, her true remarks cited in this document will have the ring of hollow hypocrisy when coming from her pen.
Ellen White said that what occurred in A.D. 70, was a prefigure type of the destruction of Jerusalem and the great tyranny at the end of time. She said Ezekiel 9 would be literally fulfilled then. So for A.D. 70 to be the TYPE of the end, and the end involve a literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, that is proof absolute that Ezekiel 9 was not fulfilled anciently as the Jesuit preterists would have you believe.
Everything that occurred in connection with Ezekiel chapters 8, 9, 12, 22:17-31, is exactly what occurred in A.D. 70. You can read all about it in The Great Controversy, Chapter 1.
If Ulicia Unruh taught the following principles relative to Ezekiel chapters 9 and 12, regarding what occurred in the last literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 from A.D. 27-70, Ollie, her husband, would lose his job. It is a most ironic and real conflict of interest when SDA pastors stand to lose their jobs if they should teach the truth in the Word of God. So another greatest need is for men who will stand firm on the truth come what may!
"Even though you may not be able to speak a word to those who are working on wrong principles, leave them. Your withdrawal and silence may do more than words. Nehemiah refused to associate with those who were untrue to principle, and he would not permit his workmen to associate with them. The love and fear of God were his safeguard-Dare to be a Daniel, Dare to stand alone. Thus as did Moses, you will endure the seeing of Him who is invisible. But a cowardly and silent reserve before evil associates, while you listen to their devices makes you one with them Come out from among them and be separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." Review & Herald Vol. 4, p. 42.
The above statement is sanctioned by Ezekiel 12:, 2, 3 ďSon of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house. Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thy stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from they place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house.
Re: The Greatest Need
Knowing the lamb like
beast is beginning to speak like the dragon has importance as a sign post in
the progression of time.
But unless we realize our greatest need, all the above (posts about current events on her group) will do is frighten us to death.
The first and chief need of our Christian life is, fellowship with God. How terrible it would be if we heard the words from Christ "I never knew you".
Do we begin each day with our thoughts uplifted to God? Everything depends upon God taking the chief place in our lives. Do we let self sink in insignificance before the awesome holiness and love of our God and Savior? And yet, we realize our value in Christ's eyes as He gave His life that we may be in fellowship with Him forever.
We can enter into God's holy presence in the boldness which the blood gives, and in the assurance that in Christ we are most well pleasing.
Christ loves each one with a personal love, and He looks every day for the personal response of our love.
His aim is to have His image imprinted in our lives. His likeness is to be formed in us, so that His character or likeness can be seen in us. But we need to bow low before God to get even some sense of the greatness and blessedness of the work God wants to perform in us. We need to pray in humble submission, "Father, here am I, you are the potter, I am the clay, shape my life according to your will."
Romans 6 gives us a glimpse of what God wants to do. As Christ died with our sin upon Him, so we consider ourselves dead to sin. Every evening we lay our burdens and failures at the foot of the cross and every morning we can wake up and "present ourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead." He will maintain the life He gave, and bestow the grace to live as risen ones in newness of life.
Begin each day with God, not in just a quick routine prayer, but in total surrender to Him, seeking light from His Word, and keep Him in your thoughts throughout the day.
Phil. 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Note by Ron: I would only add that Christ maintains the life He gave us by giving to us the life that was His, His Holy Spirit Divine Nature. His grace is His Holy Spirit.
Godís blessings to all,