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EXAMINING OURSELVES. IN THE BIBLE WE ARE TOLD>>> “Thy way O God is IN THE SANCTUARY...”(Psalms 77:13) We're going to look at the Health Reform in light of the Sanctuary...This is not really a message on the sanctuary, although we will be looking a bit at the sanctuary. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • EXAMINING OURSELVES

  • IN THE BIBLE WE ARE TOLD>>> Thy way O God is IN THE SANCTUARY...(Psalms 77:13)

    We're going to look at the Health Reform in light of the Sanctuary...This is not really a message on the sanctuary, although we will be looking a bit at the sanctuary.KEEP IN MIND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE TODAY: EXAMINING OURSELVES...In the Bible we are told

  • "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves...(2 Cor 13:5)Today with the health message, we will be examining ourselves in light of the sanctuary...Where are each one of us in the sanctuary? WHICH COMPARTMENT ARE WE IN?

  • ARE WE IN THE:Courtyard?Holy Place?Most Holy Place?OROutside the sanctuary area altogether?Before looking at these areas, I would like to share the following with you:

  • "WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE WORK OF ADVANCING HEALTH REFORM..."{TSDF 66.3 )REFORM, CONTINUAL REFORM, MUST BE KEPT BEFORE THE PEOPLE...MEN AND WOMEN MUST BE TAUGHT TO TAKE A CAREFUL REVIEW OF EVERY HABIT AND PRACTICE, and AT ONCE PUT AWAY THOSE THINGS THAT CAUSE AN UNHEALTHY CONDITION OF THE BODY..."1901.{WM 127.2}

  • HEALTH REFORM in all its bearings is to be presented before the people...Let this phase of the message BE REVIVED...{Te 239.3} In the family circle and IN THE CHURCH WE SHOULD PLACE CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE ON AN ELEVATED PLATFORM..."{CG 400.1}

  • "Keep the work of HEALTH REFORM TO THE FRONT, IS THE MESSAGE I AM INSTRUCTED TO BEAR. Show so plainly its value that a widespread need for it will be felt..."(CD 457.1)

  • Q: What type of sacrifice was to be brought? A: Without spot or blemish (Leviticus 1:1-3)The offerings of the ancient Hebrews were to be without blemish...He tells us that our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost; and He requires us to take care of this temple...All should be very careful to preserve the body in the best condition of health, that they may render to God perfect service, and do their duty in the family and in society. {CTBH 52.3}

  • Now, let's look at the gate and the courtyard...Q: Why did the people have to come through the gate into the courtyard?

  • BECAUSE OF SIN

    WHAT IS SIN????1 John 3:4 ...sin is the transgression of the lawWHAT LAW?It is as truly a sin to violate the laws of our being as it is to break the ten commandments. To do either is to break God's laws..."{CTBH 53.1}

  • "...Every law governing the human machinery...Every careless, inattentive action, any abuse put upon the Lord's wonderful mechanism, by disregarding His specified laws in the human habitation, is a violation of God's law..."{CD 17.2}"The transgression of physical law is transgression of God's law...And, the human being who is careless and reckless of the habits and practices that concern his physical life and health sins against God. GOD IS NOT REVERENCED, RESPECTED, or RECOGNIZED..." 1897{HL 17.4}

  • "The health reform is one branch of the great work which is to fit a people for the coming of the Lord...The law of ten commandments has been lightly regarded by man; yet the Lord will not come to punish the transgressors of that law without first sending them a message of warning. It is in love and pity to the race that he causes the light to shine upon health reform. He publishes his law and its penalties, in order that all may learn what is for their highest good He proclaims his law so distinctly...(CH 20.3-21.1)

  • TO MAKE NATURAL LAW PLAIN AND TO URGE OBEDIENCE TO IT IS A WORK THAT ACCOMPANIES THE THIRD ANGEL'S MESSAGE." {CTBH 9.1}

    "God...has established natural laws for the proper control of our dress, our appetites, and our passions, and HE REQUIRES OF US OBEDIENCE IN EVERY PARTICULAR..-{HL 17.3}

  • Time of Blotting out of SinsWe as Present Truth believers believe that we are in the time of blotting out of sins. Yet, how can they be blotted out if we keep putting them back in?

    We believe we are in the Anti-typical day of Atonement, and that on this day, if a person's sins were not confessed and inside when the blotting out took place, that you were cut off from Israel..

  • Brothers and Sisters, if we don't believe that the things we have been told not to eat is a sin when we eat them, then we're not confessing and repenting of these things, and therefore, those retained sins cannot and will not be blotted out because we have not brought them before our High Priest.

  • "In the precepts of His holy law, God...has declared that until the close of time this law, unchanged in a single jot or tittle..."{AA 504.2 -505.1} "...Let us as a people...NOT VIOLATING A SINGLE PRECEPT KNOWINGLY...It is a work that we must attend to in EVERY ONE OF OUR CHURCHES.(2SM 379.1)when I violate the laws God has established in my being, I am to REPENT and REFORM, and place myself in the most favorable condition.."{CD302.4}

  • What If We Are Ignorant Regarding the Laws of Health?"The Lord is not pleased with ignorance in regard to His laws, either natural or spiritual..."{CH 31.1} "Ignorance is no excuse now for the transgression of law... All are bound by the most sacred obligations to God to heed the sound philosophy and genuine experience which He is now giving them in reference to health reform. He designs that the great subject of health reform shall be AGITATED and the public mind deeply stirred to INVESTIGATE; (3T 162.1....See ALSO CD 441.3)

  • What if I don't really pay attention to the Health Message?"Those who have an opportunity to hear the truth and yet take no pains to hear or understand it, thinking that if they do not hear they will not be accountable, will be judged guilty before God the same as if they had heard and rejected. There will be no excuse for those who choose to go in error when they might understand what is truth...We shall not be held accountable for the light that has not reached our perception, but for that which we have resisted and refused..." (1893).{CH 73.1)

  • Now, let's take a careful look at some of these health laws/principlesBefore we do, I want to share some more quotes with you. Some people may say, "Don't you think you are giving the people too much to chew at one time? Isn't this a harsh message?WHAT DOES JESUS TELL US ABOUT THIS? If those who have been in the church for weeks and months have not learned the straightness of the way, and what it is to be Christians, and cannot hear all the straight truths of the Word of God, it were better that they were cut off from Israel.

  • It is too late in the day to feed with milk. If souls a month or two old in the truth, who are about to enter the time of trouble such as never was, cannot hear all the straight truth, or endure the strong meat of the straightness of the way, how will they stand in the day of battle? Truths that we have been years learning must be learned in a few months by those who now embrace the Third Angel's Message."(1MR 33.3)NOW, I would like to share a few more things with you before we continue on...

  • This Presentation is Not Intended to Attack Anyone

    The indulgence of lustful appetite wars against the soul; it is a constant hindrance to spiritual advancement. Those who yield to these lower impulses, bear an accusing conscience; and when strait truths are presented, they are ready to take offense. They are self-condemned, and think that these subjects have been purposely selected in order to reprove them...

  • ...If these will crucify fleshly lusts, the arrows of truth will pass harmlessly by them. But while they indulge lustful appetite, and thus cherish their idols, they make themselves a mark for the shafts of truth; if the truth is spoken at all, it must wound them.{CTBH 152.3}(See also 1T 548.1)"Obeying the word of the Lord, Elijah presented himself before the king. "And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?"

  • He cast upon the prophet the blame of the heavy judgment resting upon the land. Thus it is today when the truth is presented...A division takes place, and the unbelieving ones feel that a great injury has been done them...They cherish hatred against the one

  • who bore the message of truth. The faithful presentation of the message of truth will always cause division. And upon the messenger of truth the blame of the trouble will be cast...When God's mirror is held up before them, instead of repenting and turning from sin, they become indignant...They think that an uncalled-for attack is being made upon them, and that the messengers of God are their enemies.{RH, October 22, 1901 par.9- 10}

  • As men are impressed with the importance of the law of God...Some may turn away, saying, "I am exceedingly afraid. Let not God speak to me any more." And...they will begin to criticize the sternness of the requirements of the law. They will say, "Prophesy unto us smooth things. It fills us with terror to look at our lives in the light of that law." {17MR 320.3}

  • "Some have sneered at this work of reform, and have said it was all unnecessary; that it was an excitement to divert minds from present truth. They have said that matters were being carried to extremes. SUCH DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT...Viewing matters from high religious standpoint, WE MUST BE THOROUGH REFORMERS IN ORDER TO BE CHRISTLIKE{CD 50.3} SEE 2 Peter 1:5-9...esp verse 9

  • NOW, LET'S GO A LITTLE INTO SOME OF THESE HEALTH LAWS, BUT BEFORE WE DO, LET'S READ THE FOLLOWING:

    With our first parents, intemperate desire resulted in the loss of Eden. Temperance IN ALL THINGS has more to do with our restoration to Eden than men realize.{CD 43.2}

  • "As our first parents lost Eden through the indulgence of appe