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Resisting The Pull of Sin

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by Dionne Sabbay Thompson February 26, 2010

Sin as a principle is functional, requiring a vehicle to operate. Generally, all spirit beings need a body in order to be visible to the human eye. When the principle of sin is destroyed from the mind of the Christian Overcomer, it can no longer function. When one is victorious over sin, iniquity has thus been completely destroyed from one’s mind. Sin never functioned in the mind of Christ, as He never permitted it to, and as our, Redeemer, He never manifested the propensity to sin. “For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). Regarding the body of Christ, their divine human characters will be fully developed or “ripe”, once sin is fully destroyed from their character experience (Galatians 4:19, Colossians 1:27, Revelation 14:15). Sin destroys the soul and body; the soul can not survive the death of the body. The soul is housed within the body and the body is utilized by the soul functionally. Sin destroys the body like a cancerous malignant tumor, as its very nature is damaging, causing reckless destructivity. The righteous will uphold the heavenly principle of self-sacrificing love, empowering them over the second death (Revelation 20:6). The body of Christ once connected to Christ, the Head of the church, will finish the work which was started at the cross. God will use His last day brotherly, loving church, Philadelphia, a spotless bride, to vindicate His Character and Government, exposing Satan as a liar, deceiver and murderer (John 8:44, Ephesians 4:12-13, 5:21-31, Revelation 3:7-13, 12:9, Desire of Ages page 466) [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 71].

Earth's Addiction to the Sin Virus

By Dionne Sabbay Thompson
August 7, 2010

By definition, “…sin is the transgression of the law” (See 1John 3:4). From the summer to the fall of 1844, Adventism was at its purest state (Revelation 3:7-13, Great Controversy pages 401-403). In 1859, however because of failure to adhere to the Word, this corporate body became lukewarm (Testimonies for the Church Volume1 page 186). Revelation 6:9-11 unveils truth regarding the fifth seal, revealing that symbolically, the blood of the dead saints are crying “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth” (Revelation 6:10)? The Adventist world has been delaying this resolution, as before Christ can return, there must be a remnant of 144,000 fully ripe in Christian Character, vindicating God’s Character and Government; answering the inconclusive question regarding the great controversy between the kingdoms of righteousness and iniquity. “Regarding character development, wisdom is the righteous use of knowledge, and sin is the unrighteous use of knowledge (Exodus 20, Isaiah 32:17, Romans 13:10, 14:23, 1Corinthians 13:4-8, 1John 3:4). Power without God’s Wisdom is destructive, and wisdom without righteous power is useless (Proverbs 11:19, Luke 1:17, Romans 1:20, 1Corinthians 2:4-5, James 1:15)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 100].

The Kingdom of Grace was the immediate remedy for the son of God’s sin issue on earth. “The kingdom of grace was instituted immediately after the fall of man, when a plan was devised for the redemption of the guilty race” (Great Controversy page 347). As a direct result of Adam’s transgression, his reproductive line became perverted by sin, similar to when grape juice becomes fermented and tainted, unable to be restored to its unfermented state. Solely God can restore a human spirit to complete holiness or sanctity, protecting its contents from the second death (1Corinthians 15:45, Revelation 20:14)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 46].

“Christians must reform their ways, teaching the world about the need to abstain from worldly, earthly appetites and lusts: unhealthful diets, smoking, alcohol consumption, dangerous meat eating, caffeine consumption, pornography, television addiction, diabolical video games, cursing, worldly adornment, attending bars and worldly concerts, just to mention a few (1Corinthians 6:19, 10:31, Manuscript Releases Volume 18 page 353, The Ministry of Healing page 332)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 83].

Although Moses was the first to be raised from the dead, Yeshua/Christ being the eighth raised from the dead, represents Preeminence: and, He is the first fruits of them that slept; representing the resting righteous saints (1Corinthians 15:20). “Within Hebrews 11:40, Paul elaborates on the harvest principle, concluding that beginning from Abel, the first righteous martyr, the Word describes biblical history leading directly into the Dark ages, edifying that ‘God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect’” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection pages 24-25]. Paul edifies that the dead in Christ shall rise first, at the Second Advent, dependent on the righteous living’s character perfection in the Lord (1Thessalonians 4:16-18). All the dead in Christ were dependent on Christ’s sinless life and resurrection: as “… Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles” (Acts 26:23). Both Moses and Elijah were on the mount of transfiguration as a means of motivation for Christ and his disciples (Matthew 17:1-12).

A trumpet in biblical terms signifies a warning of impending judgment. Whenever we hear the terms former and latter rain, it applies to the Adventist World. The Message of the latter rain is designed to effect a healing, reformation and restoration process among Advent Believers. The loud cry message was designed to restore what was lost within the starting generations, yet sadly the fact that we are still here on earth means that the Corporate church has failed to heed the final cry of the True Witness (Revelation 18:1-5). 2Chronicles 20:15-26 reveals that Jehoshaphat and company were victorious as they left their battle to God. “Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's” (2Chronicles 20:15). Similarly, in July of 2010, the battle is not ours: it is God’s battle.

There will be two harvests. “At the close of the world’s probation, there will be two separate and distinct harvests. Revelation 14 mentions a harvest of both righteousness and iniquity, and both crops will grow unto full maturity. Incidentally, God’s mercy has been extended (Early Writings pages 36-38). Sincere believers must not however consider the extension of God’s mercy as untimely, but it is in fact His righteous extension of mercy and grace, as since 1844 A.D., following Christ’s movement into the Most Holy apartment of the Heavenly sanctuary: He has bore long with His saints, pleading for their complete sealing. Followers of Christ must thus reproduce His character, preparing for the righteous harvest’s reaping involving God’s pure and true remnant (Mark 4:26-29, Revelation 14:14-16, The Faith I Live By page 287)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection pages 35-36]. When the wicked are fully aware of the cause of sin and its originator, Satan, they will turn swords on themselves and other wicked individuals; similar to what occurred during the war of Jehoshaphat. All those that take up there sword to kill will perish by the sword. “Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword” (Matthew 26:52). God’s government bears principles contrary to the destructive kingdoms of Satan (John 8:44, 18:36; 1John 4:8, 16, 19).

Regarding the parable of the wheat and the tares, “God’s third angel of Revelation 14:6-12 ‘ the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly
Garner’ (Early Writings page 118)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 15]. The Message of Righteousness by faith is the Third Angel’s message, as historically EGW writes that many pondered this essential question. “’Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of justification by faith is the third angel’s message, and I have answered, ‘It is the third angel’s message in verity’ (1Selected Messages page 372)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 94].

In 2010, while polluting planet earth, sin functions as a deadly pathogen, causing destruction. God’s remnant will however be victorious over this deadly viral contagion, manifesting Christlike characters that are harvest ripe or mature with the fruit of the Holy Spirit, while triumphing over sin (Matthew 5:48, James 1:12-15, 1John 3:8-9).

Clothed with the Righteousness of Christ

by Dionne Sabbay Thompson December 21, 2008

Mankind must recognize that once an individual is clothed with the Righteousness of the Messiah, they have VICTORY OVER SIN (Isaiah 64:6, Philippians 3:9-11, Revelation 3:17,18). Jesus was born in sinful fallen flesh, as the Last Adam, a Quickening Spirit, as a remedy for mankind's sin problem, reconciling fallen man from DEATH and the corruptibility of sinful fallen flesh; granting us VICTORY OVER SIN (1Corinthians 15:45-58). Christ's identification with mankind in sinful fallen flesh will not be in vain as God's Word will not return to him void, and He will not be mocked (Isaiah 55:11, Galatians 6:7,8). Jesus was born in sinful fallen flesh as a means of restoring mankind to its Edenic state. Jesus was born "under the law", made sin, to prevent mankind from sinning (Galatians 4:4, 1John 3:9) [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 101].

When is the Time of Harvest?

by Dionne Sabbay Thompson September 13, 2009

Quotations taken from the inspired writings of EGW:

"God had committed to His people a work to be accomplished on earth. The third angel's message was to be given, the minds of believers were to be directed to the heavenly sanctuary, where Christ had entered to make atonement for His people. The Sabbath reform was to be carried forward. The breach in the law of God must be made up. The message must be proclaimed with a loud voice, that all the inhabitants of earth might receive the warning. The people of God must purify their souls through obedience to the truth, and be prepared to stand without fault before Him at His coming. 

     Had Adventists, after the great disappointment in 1844, held fast their faith and followed on unitedly in the opening providence of God, receiving the message of the third angel and in the power of the Holy Spirit proclaiming it to the world, they would have seen the salvation of God, the Lord would have wrought mightily with their efforts, the work would have been completed, and Christ would have come ere this to receive His people to their reward. But in the period of doubt and uncertainty that followed the disappointment, many of the advent believers yielded their faith. . . . Thus the work was hindered, and the world was left in darkness. Had the whole Adventist body united upon the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, how widely different would have been our history! 

     It was not the will of God that the coming of Christ should be thus delayed. God did not design that His people, Israel, should wander forty years in the wilderness. He promised to lead them directly to the land of Canaan, and establish them there a holy, healthy, happy people. But those to whom it was first preached, went not in "because of unbelief." Their hearts were filled with murmuring, rebellion, and hatred, and He could not fulfill His covenant with them. 

     For forty years did unbelief, murmuring, and rebellion shut out ancient Israel from the land of Canaan. The same sins have delayed the entrance of modern Israel into the heavenly Canaan. In neither case were the promises of God at fault. It is the unbelief, the worldliness, unconsecration, and strife among the Lord's professed people that have kept us in this world of sin and sorrow so many years.--Manuscript 4, 1883" (Evangelism pages 695-696).

     "At the commencement of the holy Sabbath, January 5, 1849, we engaged in prayer with Brother Belden's family at Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and the Holy Ghost fell upon us. I was taken off in vision to the most holy place, where I saw Jesus still interceding for Israel. On the bottom of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate. Then I saw that Jesus would not leave the most holy place until every case was decided either for salvation or destruction, and that the wrath of God could not come until Jesus had finished His work in the most holy place, laid off His priestly attire, and clothed Himself with the garments of vengeance. Then Jesus will step out from between the Father and man, and God will keep silence no longer, but pour out His wrath on those who have rejected His truth. I saw that the anger of the nations, the wrath of God, and the time to judge the dead were separate and distinct, one following the other, also that Michael had not stood up, and that the time of trouble, such as never was, had not yet commenced. The nations are now getting angry, but when our High Priest has finished His work in the sanctuary, He will stand up, put on the garments of vengeance, and then the seven last plagues will be poured out. 

     I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus' work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues. These plagues enraged the wicked against the righteous; they thought that we had brought the judgments of God upon them, and that if they could rid the earth of us, the plagues would then be stayed. A decree went forth to slay the saints, which caused them to cry day and night for deliverance. This was the time of Jacob's trouble. Then all the saints cried out with anguish of spirit, and were delivered by the voice of God. The 144,000 triumphed. Their faces were lighted up with the glory of God. Then I was shown a company who were howling in agony. On their garments was written in large characters, "Thou art weighed in the balance, and found wanting." I asked who this company were. The angel said, "These are they who have once kept the Sabbath and have given it up." I heard them cry with a loud voice, "We have believed in Thy coming, and taught it with energy." And while they were speaking, their eyes would fall upon their garments and see the writing, and then they would wail aloud. I saw that they had drunk of the deep waters, and fouled the residue with their feet--trodden the Sabbath underfoot-- and that was why they were weighed in the balance and found wanting.

     Then my attending angel directed me to the city again, where I saw four angels winging their way to the gate of the city. They were just presenting the golden card to the angel at the gate when I saw another angel flying swiftly from the direction of the most excellent glory, and crying with a loud voice to the other angels, and waving something up and down in his hand. I asked my attending angel for an explanation of what I saw. He told me that I could see no more then, but he would shortly show me what those things that I then saw meant. 

     Sabbath afternoon one of our number was sick, and requested prayers that he might be healed. We all united in applying to the Physician who never lost a case, and while healing power came down, and the sick was healed, the Spirit fell upon me, and I was taken off in vision.
     I saw four angels who had a work to do on the earth, and were on their way to accomplish it. Jesus was clothed with priestly garments. He gazed in pity on the remnant, then raised His hands, and with a voice of deep pity cried, "My blood, Father, My blood, My blood, My blood!" Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from God, who sat upon the great white throne, and was shed all about Jesus. Then I saw an angel with a commission from Jesus, swiftly flying to the four angels who had a work to do on the earth, and waving something up and down in his hand, and crying with a loud voice, "Hold! Hold! Hold! Hold! until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads." 

     I asked my accompanying angel the meaning of what I heard, and what the four angels were about to do. He said to me that it was God that restrained the powers, and that He gave His angels charge over things on the earth; that the four angels had power from God to hold the four winds, and that they were about to let them go; but while their hands were loosening, and the four winds were about to blow, the merciful eye of Jesus gazed on the remnant that were not sealed, and He raised His hands to the Father and pleaded with Him that He had spilled His blood for them. Then another angel was commissioned to fly swiftly to the four angels and bid them hold, until the servants of God were sealed with the seal of the living God in their foreheads" (Early Writings pages 36-38). 

As Christ could have returned in 1890, the time of Harvest, the end of time, is now, and Christ's return is Conditional (Matthew 13:39). Please read Early Writings pages 36-38, where Christ reveals a vision involving His ongoing PLEA for our SEALING, that will usher in His speedy return (2Peter 3:12-15). Also, regarding the 1888 onset of Latter Rain read, the Review and Herald Sept 3rd 1889. And finally read Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers pages 91 -92 regarding the endorsement of Mrs. White relating to Elder Jones and Waggoner's message of Justification by faith. God desires to move forward unto the Sealing of His people, who manifest Character Ripeness/Perfection (Ephesians 4:30, Revelation 7:1-3, Christ Object Lessons 330, SDA Bible Commentary volume 6 page 1096, Testimonies for the Church Volume 3 page 43).

Elijah epitomized perfection of character, as he modeled victory over sin through the acceptance of Christ's gift of imputed righteousness, later being translated from planet earth (2Kings 2:11). There can be no life without advancement in Sanctification, ongoing Christian growth (Romans 8:29-30). Our knowledge must increase daily, as the parable of the "good ground hearers" indicates, applicable until the end of time (Matthew 13:1-23,Mark 4:26-29). As long as we are on the earth, God's light will be streaming from the work of God, completing His work of vindication, through His body of Christ (Proverbs 4:18, Revelation 14:1-5, Steps to Christ page 77-80). Even when we get to Heaven, our learning and sanctification will continue (2Peter 3:18) .

The message of Early and Latter Rain is phenomenal (Joel 2:23, Hosea 6:3, Zechariah 10:1, James 5:7). Let's embrace the latter rain, a manifestation of the sowing and reaping parable (Galatians 6:7-8). All glory be to God, as when Christ casts the seed into the good ground, it is our willingness, receiving the full righteous gospel power that allows the seed to germinate for the time of Harvest (Matthew 13:30, Romans 1:20).

The people of God do the work of sowing by faith through the Righteousness of Christ. "Man has his part to act in promoting the growth of the grain" (Christ Object Lessons page 63). Thus, we must apply ourselves, diligently by way of sowing, as the more we study under God's time-limited kingdom of Grace, the more we will advance in sanctification (Hebrew 4:16, 2Timothy 2:15). The latter rain studies examine the maturity of God's Sanctified people, fueled by the Holy Spirit through righteous teachings (Zechariah 10:1). We must thus accept and receive Christ's righteousness, reaching “the stage of the ear” of Corn, reproducing Christ's Character, immutably fixing the Fruits of the Spirit in our Characters, causing us to be character ripe and sealed, for the final reaping (Mark 4:28, Galatians 5:22-23, Revelation 14:14-16).

A Cleansed Sanctuary, A Sealed Righteous Remnant

by Dionne Sabbay Thompson
October 4th, 2009 (Revised)

"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy" (Daniel 9:24).

"When the work of investigation shall be ended, when the cases of those who in all ages have professed to be followers of Christ have been examined and decided, then, and not till then, probation will close, and the door of mercy will be shut. Thus in the one short sentence, "They that were ready went in with Him to the marriage: and the door was shut," we are carried down through the Saviour's final ministration, to the time when the great work for man's salvation shall be completed".

"In the service of the earthly sanctuary, which, as we have seen, is a figure of the service in the heavenly, when the high priest on the Day of Atonement entered the most holy place, the ministration in the first apartment ceased. God commanded: "There shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he comes out." Leviticus 16:17. So when Christ entered the holy of holies to perform the closing work of the atonement, He ceased His ministration in the first apartment. But when the ministration in the first apartment ended, the ministration in the second apartment began. When in the typical service the high priest left the holy on the Day of Atonement, he went in before God to present the blood of the sin offering in behalf of all Israel who truly repented of their sins. So Christ had only completed one part of His work as our intercessor, to enter upon another portion of the work, and He still pleaded His blood before the Father in behalf of sinners" (Great Controversy page 428).

"When the irrevocable decision of the sanctuary has been pronounced, and the destiny of the world has been forever fixed, the inhabitants of the earth will know it not. The forms of religion will be continued by a people from whom the Spirit of God has been finally withdrawn, and the satanic zeal with which the prince ...of evil will inspire them for the accomplishment of his malignant designs, will bear the semblance of zeal for God".--Great Controversy page 615 (1911).

It is proven that God's righteous harvest are currently holding up the return of Christ (2Peter 3:12-15, Revelation 19:11-16). Substantiating this claim, below is a biblically cited composition, exposing that once the Heavenly Sanctuary is fully cleansed, then the people of God will all be sealed, fixed on Christ, manifesting His character perfectly, triumphing over sin; causing the close of probation for the world; loosening the Winds of Strife, the outpouring of the seven last plagues onto planet earth (Revelation 7:1-4, 15:6-8, 16:1-21, 22:11).

“Daniel 8:14 is the foundation for the Adventist Movement, edifying earth’s populace about the 2300 day prophetic message and the cleansing of the Heavenly Sanctuary. Through this knowledge, God was able to bring His people to truth regarding His movement from Apartment one to Apartment two within the Heavenly Sanctuary (Great Controversy chapter 24). The Ancient children of Israel were warned ten days in advance before the Day of Atonement, and consequently, all sinners were cleansed from iniquity, by means of the earthly Sanctuary’s High Priest, a Levite.  At present, within the Heavenly Sanctuary, God is prepared to cleanse the Sanctuary completely from sin however, He requires that His righteous remnant, by way of His righteous robe, manifest complete Victory over sin, unto their irreversible sealing by the living God (Ephesians 4:30, 1John 3:9, Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers page 445)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 3].

God sent a message through William Miller; a great stream of light emerged from the throne of God (Revelation 10:1-3, 14:6-7). “The First Angel’s message began in 1831 A.D., (Early Writings pages 232-237, Great Controversy page 331)” [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 5].  However, sadly, Our Great High Priest has not achieved His purpose of completely cleansing His people and their bodies from sin, as many are still holding on to iniquity within their character experiences, failing to utilize His perfect, imputed righteous gift unto eternal salvation (Matthew 5:48, Galatians 3:24, Philippians 3:9-11). Human bodies are a Temple of God (1Corinthians 6:19). God requires that the Adventist world, those awaiting Christ’s return, His second coming, take heed, reproducing the character of Christ (Revelation 14:4). The responsibility has been ours, as we can be empowered by the Holy Spirit, allowing Christ to cleanse and perfect us (Matthew 5:48).

Chapter 24 of the Great Controversy (Free online Great Controversy) discusses the Holy of Holies. "Thy way oh God is in the Sanctuary..." (Psalms 77:13). God begins His work in the Sanctuary, as it was created to prevent sin from re-entering our lives, and it will be used to show the heart of God’s government. Great Controversy 423 denotes that Christ now is in the second apartment, which opens the mystery of the fall of 1844, more specifically October 22nd of 1844, illustrating that Christ, the Great High Priest, is engaged in a cleansing process. Our patient, compassionate Magnificent, High Priest will soon be appearing as King and Deliverer (Hebrews 6:20, 8:3-4). God aims to deliver all His inhabitants of earth from sin (1Thessalonians 5:23, Jude 1:24-15).

The Second Advent of Christ will involve His return for His righteous remnant (Mark 4:26-29, Revelation 14:14-16). His people are His temple, and in order for the Holy Spirit to dwell in them, they must be refined, character perfect, and sin-free (Matthew 5:48, 1John 3:9, Christ Object Lessons page 330, SDA Bible Commentary volume 6 page 1096, Testimonies for the Church volume 3 page 43).

Daniel 8:14 foretells the cleansing of the Heavenly Sanctuary. Within Matthew 25, Christ instructed the Adventist believers to prepare for His return. This symbol of a perfect marriage union described by Christ is a powerful parable relating to the Adventist world, those awaiting Christ’s return (Ephesians 5:21-31).  Daniel 8:14, 7:13 Malachi 3 and Matthew 25, point to work that needs to be completed by Christ through His people regarding their cleansing before He can return, as He can not return before such a task is complete on earth, as who will He be returning to reap. Christ is thus preparing us for His Second Advent (Revelation 14:14-16). Christ will not return if His people are not ready, thus His righteous harvest have been delaying His return (Revelation 7:1-4, Early Writings pages 36-38) [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 3].

The Advent believers must understand the work and Ministry of Christ, being revived by the Holy Spirit, moving forward conquering sin and perfecting character. Accepting knowledge, greater light will emerge once one permits God to draw them to Present Truth. The first angel’s message pointed to God's forthcoming, cleansing work in the Most Holy Place (Hebrews 6:20, 8:3-4, 9:12-28).

The message of Daniel 8:14 is to prepare a people for Revelation 14:6, the cleansing of the Heavenly Sanctuary. Christ was represented by the Prophet Daniel.   Aligning with the book of Revelation, many of Daniel's writings were critical, pointing to vital prophetic, eschatological data, causing even God’s prophet to faint in one instance (Daniel 8:27). God was showing Daniel that an event would occur, taking 2300 years to accomplish its works. God gave Daniel the vision, as a means of pointing to Christ’s future purpose of cleansing the Heavenly Sanctuary from all sin.

Regarding the Great Controversy, God’s desires will not be achieved by use of force, as God has given his subjects free will (The Desire of Ages page 22, 759).   By history, God’s people have mismanaged God’s work, failing remain faithful as a collective body from the churches of Ephesus to Laodicea (Revelation 1:11). By Faith, Christ’s people must follow the directions of the Great High Priest, abstaining from sin, as He seeks to completely cleanse the Heavenly Sanctuary. It is in fact those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life that are currently polluting the Heavenly Sanctuary’s Most Holy Apartment. Our characters thus must be purified by the sprinkling of the Blood of Christ. God’s remnant must put away sin, triumphing over its demonic power, choosing to stand for Christ, wearing His righteous robe (Philippians 3:9-11, Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers page 91-92, 506). They must offer unto the Lord an offering of Righteousness: their impurities must be purged by God the Father, the Husbandman, and Pruner, (John 15:1-7).   Humans thus, must reach Character Perfection, as sin whenever it is finished, brings forth death, and the righteous harvest will live to see the return of Christ (James 1:17, Revelation 6:17, 7:1-4).

The righteous remnant's robes must be purged and spotless, as they can be conquerors through the battle of evil, triumphing over sin (Ephesians 5:27, Titus 2:11).  God’s remnant must diligently pray and reach the point of fixing their minds on (Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers page 445). The righteous harvest must be diligent in their Christian walk, on guard, resisting temptation (James 4:7). They must through the grace of God, continue in an effort, reproducing the character of Christ (Revelation 14:1-4). God can not resist temptation for us, as it would not assist with the righteous remnant’s character development and their required vindication of His Government and Character. Although their lives were not completely sinless from birth, both Elijah and Enoch were eventually able to manifest complete victory over sin and they were consequently translated.   Elijah symbolizes the righteous remnant (Genesis 5:24, 2Kings 2:11, Hebrews 11:5, 1Corinthians 15:5-52, 1Thessalonians 4:16-18). There is a special work of purification, a putting away sin, evidenced in the Three Angels' Messages and Loud Cry (Revelation 14:6-12, 18:1-4).

Yeshua, our Great Magnificent High Priest, is now at work, patiently cleansing our sins from the Heavenly Sanctuary, a special work of purification (Psalms 77:13, Hebrews 6:20, 8:3-4). Let us follow in His perfect ways, putting on His righteous garments, hastening His return to reap us as His righteous harvest (2Peter 3:12-15, Revelation 14:14-16) [A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 4].

Many thanks to Truth for the Final Generation’s righteously empowered messengers: Dr. E. Douglin, Elders Saul Leacock and Clavia Ward, as their tremendous contributions regarding the Character of God has been enlightening, shedding light, sprinkles of Latter Rain, unto true believers about the unchanging, perfect goodness of Christ Jesus (Psalms 145:17, Malachi 3:6, James 1:17, 1John 1:5).

The Sin Virus