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THIS SPEAKS ABOUT THE SABBATH DAY AS GOD'S DAY OF REST. SUNDAY WAS INSTITUTED BY MAN, NOT GOD.

THIS SPEAKS ABOUT THE SABBATH DAY AS GOD'S DAY OF REST. SUNDAY WAS INSTITUTED BY MAN, NOT GOD.

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  • THE THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES 13. GOD’S LITMUS TEST
  • CREATION: FAITH GOD’S LITMUST TEST FOR ADAM & EVE IN THE BEGINNING  Tree: Middle GOD’S LITMUST TEST FOR HIS END-TIME REMNANT  Sabbath: Middle
  • ADAM AND EVE’S LITMUST TEST GENESIS 2:16, 17 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. GENESIS 3:2, 3 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.
  • 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, "Thou shalt not eat of it," 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.
  • FAITH: OBEDIENCE WITHOUT DISCUSSION GENESIS 3:4, 5 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. GENESIS 3:13 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.  What does it mean to beguile someone?
  • 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.
  • FAITH AND AFFIRMATION STATEMENTS GENESIS 2:1, 2 [ Completion: Heaven & earth] GENESIS 2:4 [These are the generations] Six days of creation; seventh day God rested. EXODUS 20:11[FAITH & AFFIRMATION] 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. Fourth command located in God’s Law?  Middle
  • PAST AND PRESENT TEST COMPARED Litmus Test: Beginning Litmus Test: End  Loyalty: In/To God  Loyalty: In/To God  Position: Middle  Position: Middle  Faith in God:  Faith in God: Eat/don’t Eat Rest/don’t Rest  Disobedience: Death  Disobedience: Death  Attractive & lovely  Delightful &  The difference? Fruits pleasurable  The difference? 7th Day were forbidden Sanctified
  • HIGH STAKES WITH AN ETERNAL PRICE Who created the days of the week? Was there a Day which God reserved for himself?  Who created the trees?  Was there a Tree which fruits were forbidden to eat?
  • BIBLE CHARACTERS: LITMUS TEST 2 TIMOTHY 4:7 [Paul] I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith... DANIEL 3:18 [Daniel & friends] 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. JOHN 15:10 [Jesus] 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.
  • GOD’S SABBATH: GREEN CARD EXODUS 20:20 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. EXODUS 31:13 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.
  • QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS  Does the devil hate God’s Sabbath?  Did the devil hate the forbidden tree?  What does he try to make us do with God’s Sabbath?  Did the devil succeeded in making Adam & Eve disobey?  What did ancient Israel do with the Sabbath throughout its history?  Who led them to trample on God’s Sabbath?  In Christ time, was the Sabbath borne/seen as a burden?
  • CONTRAST: PHARISEES’ & JESUS’ MATTHEW 23 Pharisees’ Works Jesus’ Works  Moses’ seat  God’s right hand  Do as I say…  Do as he’s done  Works: Fake  Works: Real  Front seat  “JOY” Back seat  Rabbi  Son of God  Long prays  Short prays  Swore: Temple  Swore: Father  Stole: Widows/People  Blessed:  Pharisees: Killed Jesus… Widows/Multitude  Pharisees: Hell  Jesus: Humanity 
  • THE DEVIL: AGENT IN DISGUISE DANIEL 7:25 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.
  • WHICH COMES FIRST? GENUINE OR THE COUNTERFEIT?  God’s day of worship: Creation & before sin  Satan’s rival day of worship: At the arrival of sin & after creation JOHN 17:17 [Truth: EXODUS 20:8-11] Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
  • GOD’S LITMUS TEST: ALL MANKIND Whose authority will you accept? EXODUS 31:15 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. GALATIANS 3:29 And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.  SABBATH  SUN[BAAL]
  • THE STORY: NADAB & ABIHU LEVITICUS 10:1, 2 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. LEVITICUS 10:9-11 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
  • WILL THOSE WHO RECEIVE OF GOD’S WRATH BE DRUNK AS WELL? REVELATION 14:8  Nations drink of the wine of her fornication REVELATION 14:9, 10  Those who worship the beast will drink of the wine of God’s wrath REVELATION 18:3  Nations have drunk of the wine of her wrath REVELATION 17:2  The kings and inhabitants of the earth have drunk the wine of her fornication
  • WHAT WAS NADAB & ABIHU UNABLE TO DO AS A RESULT OF THEIR DRUNKENESS? LEVITICUS 10:10 And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean...  They offer: Unholy as if it was Holy LEVITICUS 10:1, 2 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.