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  • New ChurchesFor Those In Darkness “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD”
  • Revelation 10:7 (7) But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
  • Ephesians 3  (1) For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,  (2) If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:1/4
  • Ephesians 3  (3) How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,  (4) Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)2/4
  • Ephesians 3  (5) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;  (6) That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:3/4
  • RH, April 20, 1911 par. 12 Thus the Lord had given Paul his commission to enter the broad missionary field of the Gentile world. To prepare him for his extensive and difficult work, 1/4
  • RH, April 20, 1911 par. 12 God had brought him into close connection with himself, and had opened before his enraptured vision glimpses of the beauty and glory of heaven. 2/4
  • RH, April 20, 1911 par. 12 To him had been given the ministry of making known "the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,"--"the mystery of his will," "which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, 3/4
  • RH, April 20, 1911 par. 12.. . that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel." 4/4
  • Colossians 4:3 “Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:”
  • The prophecy wasnot fulfilled at the appointed time.
  • Why?
  • Revelation 10:7 (7) But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
  • Finish - telew 1) to bring to a close, to finish, to end 2) to perform, execute, complete, fulfil, (so that the thing done corresponds to what has been said, the order, command etc.) 2a) with special reference to the subject matter, to carry out the contents of a command 2b) with reference also to the form, to do just as commanded, and generally involving the notion of time, to perform the last act which completes a process, to accomplish, fulfil The New Thayer’s Greek- English Lexicon
  • Mood-Subjunctive The subjunctive mood is the mood of possibility and potentiality. The action described may or may not occur, depending upon circumstances.
  • Mood-Subjunctive The subjunctive mood is the mood of possibility and potentiality. The action described may or may not occur, depending upon circumstances.
  • Desire of Ages - 633 (1898)God "hath appointed a day,in the which He will judgethe world." Acts 17:31. Christtells us when that day shall beushered in. 1
  • Desire of Ages - 633 (1898)He does not say that all the worldwill be converted, but that "thisgospel of the kingdom shall bepreached in all the world for awitness unto all nations; and thenshall the end come." 2
  • Desire of Ages - 633 (1898)By giving the gospel to theworld it is in our power tohasten our Lords return. We arenot only to look for but tohasten the coming of the day ofGod. 2 Peter 3:12, margin. 3
  • Desire of Ages - 633 (1898)Had the church of Christ done herappointed work as the Lordordained, the whole world wouldbefore this have been warned, andthe Lord Jesus would have come toour earth in power and great glory. 4
  • Matthew 24 (14) And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
  • Who are youpreaching to?
  • Are we knockingon doors that are already open?
  • Great Controversy – 457-458 (taken from Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, published 1884) The history of ancient Israel is astriking illustration of the pastexperience of the Adventist body.God led His people in the adventmovement, even as He led thechildren of Israel from Egypt. 1/9
  • Great Controversy – 457-458 (taken from Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, published 1884)Had they still trusted to the guidinghand that had been with them in theirpast experience, they would have seenthe salvation of God. In the greatdisappointment their faith wastested as was that of the Hebrewsat the Red Sea. 2/9
  • Great Controversy – 457-458 (taken from Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, published 1884)If all who had labored unitedly inthe work in 1844, had received thethird angels message andproclaimed it in the power of theHoly Spirit, the Lord would havewrought mightily with their efforts. 3/9
  • Great Controversy – 457-458(taken from Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, published 1884) A flood of light would have ,been shed upon the world.Years ago the inhabitants of theearth would have been warned,the closing work completed, andChrist would have come for theredemption of His people. 4/9
  • Great Controversy – 457-458 (taken from Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, published 1884) , It was not the will of God thatIsrael should wander forty years inthe wilderness; He desired to leadthem directly to the land of Canaanand establish them there, a holy,happy people. 5/9
  • Great Controversy – 457-458 (taken from Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, published 1884)But "they could not ,enter inbecause of unbelief." Hebrews 3:19.Because of their backsliding andapostasy they perished in thedesert, and others were raised up toenter the Promised Land. 6/9
  • Great Controversy – 457-458(taken from Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, published 1884) ,In like manner, it was not thewill of God that the coming ofChrist should be so long delayedand His people should remainso many years in this world ofsin and sorrow. 7/9
  • Great Controversy – 457-458(taken from Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, published 1884) ,But unbelief separated themfrom God. As they refused to dothe work which He hadappointed them, others wereraised up to proclaim themessage. 6/9
  • Great Controversy – 457-458 (taken from Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, published 1884) ,In mercy to the world, Jesus delaysHis coming, that sinners may havean opportunity to hear the warningand find in Him a shelter before thewrath of God shall be poured out. 9/9
  • Manuscript Releases, volume 10, pages 277-288 (written in 1901) “We may have to remain here in thisworld because of insubordination manymore years, as did the children of Israel,but for Christs sake, His people shouldnot add sin to sin by charging God withthe consequence of their own wrongcourse of action. 1/2
  • Manuscript Releases, volume 10, pages 277-288 (written in 1901)Now, have men who claim tobelieve the Word of God learnedtheir lesson that obedience isbetter than sacrifice?” 2/2
  • General Conference Bulletin April 12 , 1901, para. 21 Thework of a minister is to minister. Our ministers are to work on the gospel plan of ministering. It has been presented to me that all through America there are barren fields. 1/5
  • General Conference Bulletin April 12 , 1901, para. 21 AsI traveled through the South on my way to the Conference, I saw city after city that was unworked. What is the matter? The ministers are hovering over churches, which know the truth, while thousands are perishing out of Christ. 2/5
  • General Conference Bulletin April 12 , 1901, para. 21 If the proper instruction were given, if the proper methods were followed, every church member would do his work as a member of the body. He would do Christian missionary work. 3/5
  • General Conference Bulletin April 12 , 1901, para. 21 Butthe churches are dying, and they want a minister to preach to them. They should be taught to bring a faithful tithe to God, that he may strengthen and bless them. They should be brought into working order, that the breath of God may come to them. 4/5
  • General Conference Bulletin April 12 , 1901, para. 21 They should be taught that unless they can stand alone, without a minister, they need to be converted anew, and baptized anew. They need to be born again. 5/5
  • Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 30. (published 1901)  Instead of keeping the ministers at work for the churches that already know the truth, let the members of the churches say to these laborers:1/3
  • Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 30. (published 1901)  "Go work for souls that are perishing in darkness. We ourselves will carry forward the services of the church. We will keep up the meetings, and, by abiding in Christ, will maintain spiritual life.2/3
  • Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 30. (published 1901)  We will work for souls that are about us, and we will send our prayers and our gifts to sustain the laborers in more needy and destitute fields."3/3
  • Gospel Workers, p.15 (1915) Foremost among those called to preach the gospel of Christ stands the apostle Paul, to every minister an example of loyalty, devotion, and untiring effort. His experiences and his instruction regarding the sacredness of the ministers work, are a source of help and inspiration to those engaged in the gospel ministry.
  • Romans –15 (20) Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another mans foundation: (21) But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand. (22) For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you. 1/3
  • Romans –10 (13) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (14) How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 1/2
  • Romans –10 (15) And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (16) But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 2/2
  • God’s Plan – Acts 20:17, 28 (17) And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. (28) Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
  • 1 Peter 5 1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 1/2
  • Ephesians 4 (11) And he gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; (12) for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ:
  • Pastors - definition poimhn poimen 1) herdsmen, esp. shepherds 2) the overseers of the Christian assemblies
  • Australasian Union Conference Recorder, August 1, 1902, para.7“Our ministers are not tohover over the churches,regarding the churches insome particular place astheir special care. 1/2
  • Australasian Union Conference Recorder, August 1, 1902, para.7 And our churches should not feel jealous and neglected if they do not receive ministerial labor. They should themselves take up the burden, and labor most earnestly for souls.” 2/2
  • North AmericaPopulation – 331,776,242 4,739,660 each year 1/6
  • Luke 102) Therefore said he untothem, The harvest truly is great,but the labourers are few: prayye therefore the Lord of theharvest, that he would sendforth labourers into his harvest.
  • “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Jeremiah 8:20