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Gideon Less than 1 percent


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Gideon Less than 1 percent

  1. 1. Less than one percent
  2. 2. Papers and books are the Lord's means of keeping the message for this time continually before the people. In enlightening and confirming souls in the truth, the publications will do a far greater work than can be accomplished by the ministry of the word alone. Christian Service, 145 Lessthan onepercent
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  4. 4. Less than one percent Judges 7:3 32,000 10,000 Cut 69% Gideon started out with 32,000 Call of Shaking #1
  5. 5. Less than one percent Judges 7:3 Caused by Gideon’s call Preachers like Gideon will in these days present a message of such a straight and startling character, that many are going to rise up against it and be shaken out.
  6. 6. Less than one percent Just as long as God has a church, he will have those who will cry aloud and spare not, who will be his instruments to reprove selfishness and sins, and will not shun to declare the whole counsel of God, whether men will hear or forbear. I saw that individuals would rise up against the plain testimonies. It does not suit their natural feelings. They would choose to have smooth things spoken unto them, and have peace cried in their ears. I view the church in a more dangerous condition than they ever have been. Experimental religion is known but by a few. The shaking must soon take place to purify the church. {Spiritual Gifts vol. 2, 284.1}
  7. 7. Less than one percent Preachers should have no scruples to preach the truth as it is found in God's word. Let the truth cut. I have been shown that why ministers have not more success is, they are afraid of hurting feelings, fearful of not being courteous, and they lower the standard of truth, and conceal if possible the peculiarity of our faith. I saw that God could not make such successful. The truth must be made pointed, and the necessity of a decision urged. And as false shepherds are crying, Peace, and are preaching smooth things, the servants of God must cry aloud, and spare not, and leave the result with God. {{Spiritual Gifts vol. 2, 284.2}
  8. 8. Less than one percent Ministers who are preaching present truth should not neglect the solemn message to the Laodiceans. The testimony of the True Witness is not a smooth message. …The True Witness declares that when you suppose you are really in a good condition of prosperity, you are in need of everything. . . . Because Christ bears this rebuking testimony, shall we suppose that he is destitute of tender love to his people?—O, no! He who died to redeem man from death, loves with a divine love, and those whom he loves he rebukes. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.” [Revelation 3:19.] {Gospel Workers 1892 p. 87.4}
  9. 9. Less than one percent I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans. This will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. Some will not bear this straight testimony. They will rise up against it, and this is what will cause a shaking among God's people. {EW 270.2}
  10. 10. Less than one percent Judges 7:4-7 10,000 300 Cut 97% God started out with 10,000 Test of Shaking #2
  11. 11. Less than one percent In the absence of the persecution there have drifted into our ranks men who appear sound and their Christianity unquestionable, but who, if persecution should arise, would go out from us. … When the law of God is made void, the church will be sifted by fiery trials, and a larger proportion than we now anticipate will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. Instead of being strengthened when brought into strait places, many prove that they are not living branches of the true Vine, they bear no fruit, and the husbandman taketh them away. . {Evangelism, 360.4}
  12. 12. Less than one percent It is a solemn statement that I make to the church, that not one in twenty whose names are registered upon the church books are prepared to close their earthly history, and would be as verily without God and without hope in the world as the common sinner. {Christian Service, 41}
  13. 13. Less than one percent Not one in twenty of those who have a good standing with Seventh-day Adventists is living out the self-sacrificing principles of the word of God. {Testimonies for the Church, 632}
  14. 14. Less than one percent We have little enough of Christ's character. We need it all through our ranks, We must reveal that love which dwelt in Jesus. Then we shall keep the commandment [that we love one another], which not one in a hundred of those who claim to believe the truth for this time are keeping. . . . {7MR 389.3}
  15. 15. Less than one percent Judges 7:4-7 Food Water Air They were tested on the point of water
  16. 16. Less than one percent Why water?“By the simplest means character is often tested. Those who in time of peril were intent upon supplying their own wants were not the men to be trusted in an emergency.” {Patriarchs & Prophets, 549} If we are not prepared to give up one part of the plate during a time of relative abundance and ease will we give up all of the plate in a crisis when God needs to be glorified thereby.
  17. 17. Less than one percent This shall go Lapped – their hand to their mouth This shall not go Bowed on his knees to drink water
  18. 18. Less than one percent This shall go Did not allow their physical need to distract them from their mission This shall not go Allowed their physical want to cause them to lose sight of the mission
  19. 19. Thoughts Character Habits Actions Destiny For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 Why are our actions so important?
  20. 20. A Very Important Health Principle!! “The brain is the organ and instrument of the mind, and controls the whole body. In order for the other parts of the system to be healthy, the brain must be healthy. And in order for the brain to be healthy, the blood must be pure, If by correct habits of eating and drinking the blood is kept pure, the brain will be properly nourished. Medical Ministry pg. 291
  21. 21. For us to have good thoughts we must have a healthy brain, to have a healthy brain, we must have pure blood. Good Diet and Lifestyle Good Blood Healthy Brain Good Thoughts
  22. 22. “And I looked and lo a lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with Him and hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father’s name written in their foreheads.” Rev. 14:1 When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own.” Christ’s Object Lessons pg.69 When can Christ come?
  23. 23. “Only those who are fully committed will be a part of God’s last day people.” Who will compose God’s last day people? “So God will allow His people to go through a test.”
  24. 24. God needs a set of people who are serious. We show how serious we are in how we eat, drink and live. Are we being trained or are we doing as we feel? Who will compose God’s last day people? “That’s why the Sunday law will first put pressure on our access to buy and sell.”
  25. 25. As religious aggression subverts the liberties of our nation, those who would stand for freedom of conscience will be placed in unfavorable positions. For their own sake, they should, while they have opportunity, become intelligent in regard to disease, its causes, prevention, and cure. And those who do this will find a field of labor anywhere. There will be suffering ones, plenty of them, who will need help, not only among those of our own faith, but largely among those who know not the truth. {Counsels on Health, 506.1} How can we be ready for the coming crisis? Access to hospitals, pharmacies, supermarkets will be cut off.
  26. 26. For their own sake, they should, while they have opportunity, become intelligent in regard to disease, its causes, prevention, and cure. Time to build ark is now. Part of the work is given above. Are we building the Ark? Access to hospitals, pharmacies, supermarkets will be cut off.
  27. 27. GENERATE your Strength ?How?
  28. 28. Proverbs 24:5 “A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge Generate
  29. 29. Privilege of our Backyards“He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth” (Psalm 104:14). “There are simple herbs and roots that every family may use for themselves and need not call a physician any sooner than they would call a lawyer…the use of which will tide over many apparently serious difficulties.” ( Selected Messages, Book II, 279, 290). Proverbs 24:5 “A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge
  30. 30. In My Backyard Leaf of Life Proverbs 24:5 “A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge Pp. 61-62
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  32. 32. Lord, I’m Coming Home
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