Gods Litmus Test

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THIS IS TALKING ABOUT THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL FROM THE INCEPTION OF GOD'S CREATION; AND THE SABBATH AT THE INCEPTION OF GOD'S CREATION WILL BE HIS END-TIME TEST FOR HUMANITY.

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Gods Litmus Test

  1. 1. THE THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES 13. GOD’S LITMUS TEST
  2. 2. CREATION: FAITH <ul><li>GOD’S LITMUST TEST FOR ADAM & EVE IN THE BEGINNING </li></ul><ul><li>Tree: Middle </li></ul><ul><li>GOD’S LITMUST TEST FOR HIS END-TIME REMNANT </li></ul><ul><li>Sabbath : Middle </li></ul>
  3. 3. ADAM AND EVE’S LITMUST TEST <ul><li>GENESIS 2:16, 17 </li></ul><ul><li>And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil , thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. </li></ul><ul><li>GENESIS 3:2, 3 </li></ul><ul><li>And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it , lest ye die. </li></ul>
  4. 4. TREE: TEST ADAM & EVE’S FAITH? ELLEN G. WHITE, CONFRONTATION, p. 12 The forbidden tree was as attractive and lovely as any of the trees in the garden . It was called the tree of knowledge because in partaking of that tree of which God had said, &quot; Thou shalt not eat of it,&quot; they would have a knowledge of sin, an experience in disobedience . PSALMS 24:1 The earth [is] the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
  5. 5. FAITH: OBEDIENCE WITHOUT DISCUSSION <ul><li>GENESIS 3:4, 5 </li></ul><ul><li>And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. </li></ul><ul><li>GENESIS 3:13 </li></ul><ul><li>And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is] this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me , and I did eat. </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean to beguile someone ? </li></ul>
  6. 6. THE PENALTY OF DISOBEDIENCE: DEATH SENTENCE GENESIS 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die .
  7. 7. FAITH AND AFFIRMATION STATEMENTS <ul><li>GENESIS 2:1, 2 [ Completion: Heaven & earth] </li></ul><ul><li>GENESIS 2:4 [These are the generations] </li></ul><ul><li>Six days of creation; seventh day God rested. </li></ul><ul><li>EXODUS 20:11[FAITH & AFFIRMATION] </li></ul><ul><li>For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day : wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it . </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth command located in God’s Law? </li></ul><ul><li>Middle </li></ul>
  8. 8. PAST AND PRESENT TEST COMPARED <ul><li>Litmus Test: Beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty: In/To God </li></ul><ul><li>Position: Middle </li></ul><ul><li>Faith in God: </li></ul><ul><li>E at/don’t Eat </li></ul><ul><li>Disobedience: Death </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive & lovely </li></ul><ul><li>The difference? Fruits were forbidden </li></ul><ul><li>Litmus Test: End </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty: In/To God </li></ul><ul><li>Position: Middle </li></ul><ul><li>Faith in God: Rest/don’t Rest </li></ul><ul><li>Disobedience: Death </li></ul><ul><li>Delightful & pleasurable </li></ul><ul><li>The difference? Sanctified </li></ul>
  9. 9. HIGH STAKES WITH AN ETERNAL PRICE <ul><li>Who created the days of the week? </li></ul><ul><li>Was there a Day which God reserved for himself? </li></ul><ul><li>Who created the trees? </li></ul><ul><li>Was there a Tree which fruits were forbidden to eat? </li></ul>
  10. 10. BIBLE CHARACTERS: LITMUS TEST <ul><li>2 TIMOTHY 4:7 [ Paul ] </li></ul><ul><li>I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith... </li></ul><ul><li>DANIEL 3:18 [ Daniel & friends ] </li></ul><ul><li>But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up . </li></ul><ul><li>JOHN 15:10 [ Jesus ] </li></ul><ul><li>If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. </li></ul>
  11. 11. GOD’S SABBATH: GREEN CARD <ul><li>EXODUS 20:20 </li></ul><ul><li>And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not . </li></ul><ul><li>EXODUS 31:13 </li></ul><ul><li>Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it [is] a sign between me and you throughout your generations ; that [ye] may know that I [am] the LORD that doth sanctify you. </li></ul>
  12. 12. QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS <ul><li>Does the devil hate God’s Sabbath? </li></ul><ul><li>Did the devil hate the forbidden tree? </li></ul><ul><li>What does he try to make us do with God’s Sabbath? </li></ul><ul><li>Did the devil succeeded in making Adam & Eve disobey? </li></ul><ul><li>What did ancient Israel do with the Sabbath throughout its history? </li></ul><ul><li>Who led them to trample on God’s Sabbath? </li></ul><ul><li>In Christ time, was the Sabbath borne/seen as a burden? </li></ul>
  13. 13. CONTRAST: PHARISEES & JESUS’ MATTHEW 23 <ul><li>Pharisees’ Works </li></ul><ul><li>Moses’ seat </li></ul><ul><li>Do as I say… </li></ul><ul><li>Works: Fake </li></ul><ul><li>Front seat </li></ul><ul><li>Rabbi </li></ul><ul><li>Long prays </li></ul><ul><li>Swore: temple </li></ul><ul><li>Stole: Widows/people </li></ul><ul><li>Pharisees: Killed Jesus to save their Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Pharisees: Hell </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Works </li></ul><ul><li>God’s right hand </li></ul><ul><li>Do as he’s done </li></ul><ul><li>Works: Real </li></ul><ul><li>“ JOY” Back seat </li></ul><ul><li>Son of God </li></ul><ul><li>My God, My God… </li></ul><ul><li>Swore: Father </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed: Widows/Multitude </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus: Humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus: Heaven </li></ul>
  14. 14. THE DEVIL: AGENT IN DISGUISE <ul><li>DANIEL 7:25 </li></ul><ul><li>And he shall speak [great] words against the most High , and shall wear out the saints of the most High , and think to change times and laws : and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. </li></ul>
  15. 15. WHICH COMES FIRST? GENUINE OR THE COUNTERFEIT? <ul><li>God’s day of worship: Creation & before sin </li></ul><ul><li>Satan’s rival day of worship: At the arrival of sin & after creation </li></ul><ul><li>JOHN 17:17 [Truth: EXODUS 20:8-11] </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. </li></ul>
  16. 16. GOD’S LITMUS TEST: ALL MANKIND <ul><li>Whose authority will you accept? </li></ul><ul><li>EXODUS 31:15 </li></ul><ul><li>Six days may work be done; but in the seventh [is] the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth [any] work in the sabbath day , he shall surely be put to death . </li></ul><ul><li>GALATIANS 3:29 </li></ul><ul><li>And if ye [be] Christ's , then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise . </li></ul>
  17. 17. THE STORY: NADAB & ABIHU <ul><li>LEVITICUS 10:1, 2 </li></ul><ul><li>And Nadab and Abihu , the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein , and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not . And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD . </li></ul><ul><li>LEVITICUS 10:9-11 </li></ul><ul><li>Do not drink wine nor strong drink , thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die : [it shall be] a statute for ever throughout your generations: And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy , and between unclean and clean ; And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses. </li></ul>
  18. 18. WILL THOSE WHO RECEIVE OF GOD’S WRATH BE DRUNK AS WELL? <ul><li>REVELATION 14:8 </li></ul><ul><li>Nations drink of the wine of her fornication </li></ul><ul><li>REVELATION 14:9, 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Those who worship the beast will drink of the wine of God’s wrath </li></ul><ul><li>REVELATION 18:3 </li></ul><ul><li>Nations have drunk of the wine of her wrath </li></ul><ul><li>REVELATION 17:2 </li></ul><ul><li>The kings and inhabitants of the earth have drunk the wine of her fornication </li></ul>
  19. 19. WHAT WAS NADAB & ABIHU UNABLE TO DO AS A RESULT OF THEIR DRUNKENESS? <ul><li>LEVITICUS 10:10 </li></ul><ul><li>And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy , and between unclean and clean ... </li></ul><ul><li>They offer: Unholy as if it was Holy </li></ul><ul><li>LEVITICUS 10:1,2 </li></ul><ul><li>And Nadab and Abihu , the sons of Aaron , took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not . And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD . </li></ul>

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