This week was very intersting but also very testing...
The conversation ended with my co-worker (sits opposite me), finally saying that he believed that Adventists do not stand on God's Word, that we are not Spirit filled and we have a faulty foundation.
He indirectly stated that I because of the Sabbath I was putting God in a box because i could not show a Bible text that says Saturday is the Sabbath.
This made me feel vrey bad because I had been praying for him, but he seems even more hardened than when we first began.
But I also felt saddened in my spirt because I could see that when the time of persecution comes we as Adventists will be tested like never before. I could see that intellectual arguments and acusations will come from ALL sides. From friends and family. That the spiritual testing will try our faith and beliefs perhaps more than any physical trials ever could.
What did those Waldenses have that saw them through? What did all the persecuted during the reformation period have that saw them through?
My friends...none of us may be alive we our Lord returns. But if we are we had best be preparing now. A casual belief will not see us through! A casual faith will not see us through!
Let us ground ouselves in His Word like never before. Let us pray for His Spirit in our lives. Let us pray that He will raise our faith the levels never seen in this world.
Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Rev 22:20 ...Even so, come, Lord Jesus.