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. Daniel 4:17 This matter [is] by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. Daniel 4:25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. Isaiah 45:1 Thus saith the Lord to His anointed. to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue antions before him. and this was years before he was born. compair to Daniel 5.

Do we chose,or dose God chose.

God bless

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Strange Fire

When the speaker shall, in a haphazard way, strike in anywhere, as the fancy takes him, when he talks politics to the people, he is mingling the common fire with the sacred. He dishonors God. He has not real evidence from God that he is speaking the truth. He does his hearers a grievous wrong. He may plant seeds which may strike their fibrous roots deep, and they spring up and bear poisonous fruit. How dare men do this? How dare they advance ideas when they do not know certainly whence they came, or that they are the truth? {TM 337.1}

The Kind of Sermons Needed

Will our brethren bear in mind that we are living amid the perils of the last days? Read Revelation in
connection with Daniel. Teach these things. Let discourses be short, spiritual, elevated. Let the preacher be full of the word of the Lord. Let every man who enters the pulpit know that he has angels from heaven in his audience. And when these angels empty from themselves the golden oil of truth into the heart of him who is teaching the word, then the application of the truth will be a solemn, serious matter. The angel messengers will expel sin from the heart, unless the door of the heart is padlocked and Christ is refused admission. Christ will withdraw Himself from those who persist in refusing the heavenly blessings that are so freely offered them. {TM 337.2}
The Holy Spirit is doing its work on the hearts. But if the ministers have not first received their message from heaven, if they have not drawn their own supplies from the refreshing, life-giving stream, how can they let that flow forth which they have not received? What a thought, that hungry, thirsty souls are sent away empty! A man may lavish all the treasures of his learning, he may exhaust the moral energies of his nature, and yet accomplish nothing, because he himself has not received the golden oil from the heavenly messengers; therefore it cannot flow forth from him, imparting spiritual life to the needy. The tidings of joy and hope must come from heaven. Learn, oh, learn of Jesus what it means to abide in Christ! {TM 338.1}
If the Christian minister receives the golden oil, he has life; and where there is life, there is no stagnation, no dwarfed experience. There is constant growth to the full stature of Christ Jesus. If we have a deep, growing experience in heavenly things, we walk with the Lord, as did Enoch. Instead of consenting to the propositions of Satan, there is most earnest prayer for the heavenly
anointing, that we may distinguish the right, the heaven born, from the common. {TM 338.2}
Good points ladyeve.

"The Lord would have His people bury political questions. On these themes silence is eloquence. Christ calls upon His followers to come into unity on the pure gospel principles which are clearly revealed in the Word of God. (the principles of citizenship and ambassdorship; Phil.3:20; 2 Cor.5:20) We cannot with safety vote for political parties; for we do not know whom we are voting for. We cannot with safety take part in any political scheme. It is a mistake for you to link your interests with any political party, to cast your vote with them or for them. God's children are to separate themselves from politics, from any alliance with unbelievers." Gospel Workers,391-395.

The citizenship of a Christian is in Heaven (Phil.3:20) and thus on this earth he is an ambassador for Christ. 2 Cor.5:20. Can a citizen of another country take part in the political affairs of another country? Absolutely not. If he does he is recalled. Can a Christian take part in the political affairs of the govenrments of this world? He cannot. If he does, he denies his own king and his own country. A Christian is here to look after the affairs of His own country, the heavenly country, and not of the affairs of the governments of this world.

its nice to know that some sda still appreciate that some still believe in the spirit of prophecy :)


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