Originally posted by yougetwhatyoudeserve
What about the people who don't take both days (saturday and sunday) to rest, or to obey????
I think I am one of them, I sometimes work on saturday, and on sunday I also work sometimes and I am doing all kinds of personal things, like playing
my piano or going to the pub to talk with friends.
Thank you for your question as it is a very important one about priorities in our life and how people will be compelled to receive the beast's mark
(refuse God's mark or seal by comparison) based on factors that affect us financially and personal priorities.
I need to look into the situation in Europe more myself about legislation, but I think it to be the case that Germany has put laws in place to make
Sunday if possible a recognized day off for everyone and conversely making Saturday more like a typical work day. The next part of my research is to
evidence this whole aspect of laws based already to prepare people for this and the non-government organizations lobbying for this in different parts
of the world. If you have information on this concerning Europe or your own country specifically then I would be very keen to hear this.
What we have occurring in the Tribulation period (which is when the persecuting beast's mark economic control grid system is put in place) is that it
is a test of ones faith in God as well as a test of ones character in who they give allegiance to. Firstly, this impostor 'christ' will come as a
peace-maker initially, promising to release suppressed technologies, end wars (which the Vatican led secret societies stirred up so it is no
difficulty to end them), use various supernatural powers to heal people ect, basically all to convince the world that he is a great guy that we should
all follow. This is to convince that he is infact 'Christ' come back to establish a 1000 year golden era on earth (when from the Bible we know that
the first 1000 years is spent in Heaven and not on Earth where those in Christ will be reviewing the judgement records of all those you did and didn't
make it into the 'book of life' so that we know that God's Judgment's are just and merciful, if you need more convincing of this I am happy to expand
on this further). Despite him appearing so good initially he will end up showing his true colors as a blood-thirsty tyrant when he commands the
destruction of those who seek to remain true to God's Word only. People of character will question whether is 'being' really deserves their
allegiance, loyalty and even worship when he shows himself to be who he really is. People who aren't Christian and Christians who are taken in by this
Satanic deception initially I believe will then see the true light of day and seek to opt out of the system. But how many people this will be I do not
know. If someone has no strong trust/faith in God (which is typically only developed by spending much time getting to know Him and through
relationship development of person prayer) that He will provide for their needs (of food/shelter/clothing) and that they should have no fear of death
in this life (because they trust in the promises of what God has in store for us in the next).
This is why the chronology of what Ellen White was given in her dreams from God makes sense. That initially many would not feed the warning of the
Adventist informing everyone of this but it is only in the final hour that many people see what is really happening and decide to come out of the
This is why the Beast's mark is described to be received in the forehead (mind) OR the hand (actions). People will either be convinced that this false
'christ' is the true one
... the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. 3 They will do such things because they have not
known the Father or me. 4 I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you
this from the beginning because I was with you,
1 John 2:3 And by this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
and then persecute God's people because they don't know God properly. Or they will know that this is wrong, this 'Christ' is false that they should be
keeping the Biblical 4th commandment ect but the social pressure to confirm with family and friends, the economic pressure, personal interests, the
fear of death will show that their faith is only lukewarm and that they haven't given their life over to God.
Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. (Matthew 10:39, John 12:25,
Luke 9:24, Mark 8:35)
Matthew 16:26 What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his
I would encourage you to do what you can with your job to arrange it if possible that it doesn't need to be over Saturday (Friday nights) so that
economic pressure will not have so much of an influence. This is what I have to tell you. When this Tribulation (which might very well be within the
next 6 months - 3 years, merely my guess) period begins the period of harsh persecution to compel people to transgress God's Law (and therefore
legally rule themselves out of the 'book of life') will probably only last for a few years. The question you have to ask yourself is are you willing
to throw away your eternal inheritance of being
"in paradise forever, the place where there is no tears, no sickness, no death or discord. With Him there every power will be developed, every
capability increased. The grandest enterprises will be carried forward, the loftiest aspirations will be reached, the highest ambitions realized. And
still there will arise new heights to surmount, new wonders to admire, new truths to comprehend, fresh objects to call forth the powers of body and
mind and soul."
for a couple of extra years of temporal safety and hollow promises only to be erased from existence at Judgement and never to be given a second chance
at life again? This is the question you need to ask yourself. Is your faith strong enough to get through what will be thrown at believers during the
Tribulation, if not then I suggest you work (spend time) at it much more. I wish you well and look forward to your reply
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