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Thought for the day

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"The voice of my Beloved!….let me see Thy countenance, let me hear Thy voice; for sweet is Thy voice, and Thy countenance is comely." Song of Solomon 2:14

Sometimes when I reflect on the book of Solomon it’s hard not to blush. Really. But as I ponder the new love of a couple approaching marriage, and remember how real is it, it makes me think about my love for Jesus. Am I so eager to hear Him? see Him? Today I pray for a renewal of that heart-skipping first love for Jesus. Join me in that prayer?

Thought For The Day

Thought For The Day


"…let us remember this, – those who triumph with Him (Jesus) will first suffer with Him. Those who follow Him through in glory will first follow Him through in shame. Those who share His throne will first share His cross. Before the cross must come the trial and the test. Before Gethsemane must come a day-by-day experience over a period of time to develop a character and a prayer experience that can successfully meet the crisis at the close. This is our message for this hour; this is the experience to fix our minds upon. Let the winds blow; let Satan invent all manner of things to distract. There is one object that we must fix our eyes upon."
Crisis at the Close, page 49. W.D. Frazee

Thought For The Day

Thought For The Day

"The first step of apostasy is to get up a creed, telling us what we shall believe. The second is, to make that creed a test of fellowship. The third is to try members by that creed. The fourth to denounce as heretics those who do not believe that creed. And fifth, to commence persecution against such.”

JN Loughborough– October 8, 1861, Review and Herald

"My heart is longing to see the Man, Who was despised and rejected, crowned and seated upon His throne. . . ." Upward look, pg. 78
www.closureforJesus.com2 Peter 3:12 Hastening the day!!

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Thought for the day

Leviticus 11:7 – And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he [is] unclean to you.


13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK

1) A pig is a real garbage gut. It will eat anything including urine, excrement, dirt, decaying animal flesh, maggots, or decaying vegetables. They will even eat the cancerous growths off other pigs or animals.

2) The meat and fat of a pig absorbs toxins like a sponge. Their meat can be 30 times more toxic than beef or venison.

3) When eating beef or venison, it takes 8 to 9 hours to digest the meat so what little toxins are in the meat are slowly put into our system and can be filtered by the liver. But when pork is eaten, it takes only 4 hours to digest the meat. We thus get a much higher level of toxins within a shorter time.

4) Unlike other mammals, a pig does not sweat or perspire. Perspiration is a means by which toxins are removed from the body. Since a pig does not sweat, the toxins remain within its body and in the meat.

5) Pigs and swine are so poisonous that you can hardly kill them with strychnine or other poisons.

6) Farmers will often pen up pigs within a rattlesnake nest because the pigs will eat the snakes, and if bitten they will not be harmed by the venom.

7) When a pig is butchered, worms and insects take to its flesh sooner and faster than to other animal’s flesh. In a few days the swine flesh is full of worms.

8)Swine and pigs have over a dozen parasites within them, such as tapeworms, flukes, worms, and trichinae. There is no safe temperature at which pork can be cooked to ensure that all these parasites, their cysts, and eggs will be killed.

9) Pig meat has twice as much fat as beef. A 3 oz T bone steak contains 8.5 grams of fat; a 3 oz pork chop contains 18 grams of fat. A 3 oz beef rib has 11.1 grams of fat; a 3 oz pork spare rib has 23.2 grams of fat.

10) Cows have a complex digestive system, having four stomachs. It thus takes over 24 hours to digest their vegetarian diet causing its food to be purified of toxins. In contrast, the swine’s one stomach takes only about 4 hours to digest its foul diet, turning its toxic food into flesh.

11) The swine carries about 30 diseases which can be easily passed to humans. This is why God commanded that we are not even to touch their carcase (Leviticus 11:8).

12) The trichinae worm of the swine is microscopically small, and once ingested can lodge itself in our intestines, muscles, spinal cord or the brain. This results in the disease trichinosis. The symptoms are sometimes lacking, but when present they are mistaken for other diseases, such as typhoid, arthritis, rheumatism, gastritis, MS, meningitis, gall bladder trouble, or acute alcoholism.

13) The pig is so poisonous and filthy, that nature had to prepare him a sewer line or canal running down each leg with an outlet in the bottom of the foot. Out of this hole oozes pus and filth his body cannot pass into its system fast enough. Some of this pus gets into the meat of the pig.

Thought for the day

Thought for the day

This morning I was reading in John 9 about the man born blind. It is amazing to me to see the boldness given him by the Lord to stand for truth in the face of his relatives and also the religious leaders and teachers. Do you think God will give us that same humble boldness?

Thought For the Day

Thought For the Day


Be sure to pray and counsel together before laying your plans, and then, in the Spirit of Christ, push the work unitedly. If one of your number decides that he cannot cooperate with his brethren, and has no desire to work because of differences of opinion, the course to be pursued is without a question. Humble yourselves before God and resort to prayer, for you cannot and must not attempt to work at variance.​ ​
​Christian ​Living, page
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Thought for the day

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I would like to encourage all to read today from Revelation chapter 13. I would also like to encourage all to read from the chapter "Liberty of Conscience Threatened" in this book: http://www.truthfortheendtime.com/SOPText/PDF/GreatControversy.pdf

"This is the day of the Lord’s preparation. He says: "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. The great work from which the mind should not be diverted, is the consideration of our safety in the sight of God. The storm is coming, relentless in its fury. Are we prepared to meet it? Are our feet on the Rock of Ages? Are we one with Christ, as he is one with the Father?" RH, Dec. 27, 1898.


Thought for the day

Thought for the day

"As the sinner, drawn by the power of Christ, approaches the uplifted cross, and prostrates himself before it, there is a new creation. A new heart is given him. He becomes a new creature in Christ Jesus…God Himself is the ‘justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.’ Romans 3:26."
Christ’s Object Lessons, page 63

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Thought for the day


"I saw that many were neglecting the preparation so needful and were looking to the time of "refreshing" and the ‘latter rain" to fit them to stand in the day of the Lord and to live in His sight. Oh, how many I saw in the time of trouble without a shelter! They had neglected the needful preparation; therefore they could not receive the refreshing that all must have to fit them to live in the sight of a hold God…I saw that none could share the "refreshing" unless they obtain the victory over every besetment, over pride, selfishness, love of the world, and over every wrong word and action."
Early Writings, page 71

I believe pride is the biggest downfall among the professed people of God today. I believe we would do well to ask ourselves some pointed questions and give honest answers. Questions like, do I do things just to be noticed? Am I quick to rebuke or counsel others, but somewhat resentful or resistant to receiving the same? Do I crave praise or approval? Do I have thoughts of superiority over someone else?

Core to the pride issue is love of self. And that’s what got us all into the mess we’re in in the first place. Beware of pride! Beware of SELF!

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day

"Satan does not merely pretend. He is in earnest. He behold Christ inviting should to come to Him that they may have life, and he is earnest and zealous in his efforts to prevent them from accepting the invitation. He will leave no means untried to prevent them from leaving his ranks and standing in the ranks of Christ. Why cannot the professed followers of Jesus do as much for Him as His enemies do against Him? Why not do all they can? Satan does all he can to keep souls from Christ….He does not wait for his prey to come to him. He hunts for it…."
Volume 2, Testimonies, page 287