Clarifying My Message

Scripture: Genesis 2:4 “This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.”

I want to clarify my message that the Sabbath day was instituted and established by the Creator and never changed… And I pray that I may adequately share the Everlasting Gospel.

But remember this point: In my humble opinion, sermons never settle a matter. There must be a humble interest and desire to know truth. Then to prayerfully seek for understanding through Bible study. Conviction comes from the Holy Spirit as you allow Him to impress your heart and mind from the actual words and doctrines of scripture.

The three angels’ messages are found in Revelation chapter 14 verses six through 12. The second angel’s message, “Babylon is fallen,” and  the encouragement from the call of God to His people, to come out of Babylon (Revelation 18:4), because she has committed spiritual fornication, and she has misled and deceived the nations through the “wrath of her fornication.”

The third angel’s message, the warning against receiving the mark of the beast, the warning against being deceived and participating in false worship… The encouragement of the first angel’s message to worship God, in spirit and truth, and to understand the reason why God’s people should keep the Seventh day Sabbath…Because the three angels’ messages remind us that God is the Creator, “who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water” (Revelation14:7). These words reflect back to the authority of God, as found in the Fourth Commandment, “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.” Exodus 20:11.

Is God the authority? If you believe that He is, that He is the Authority, wouldn’t it be right to respect and honor Him? How should we show respect and honor to Him? Jesus answers, “If you love me, keep My Commandments.” John answers, “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”

Published by Dean C. Read

I am a follower of Jesus Christ who seeks to make Him known to those who do not yet know Him, and to make Him better known to those who do. Thus, God has led me throughout my life of now over 6 decades. I have been married to and in love with the same woman for over 38 years and we have children and grandchildren whom I also love. That does not mean my family has not been through trials. We human beings certainly know how to test and even hurt those we love. But, God Himself also knows the challenges, the trials and even the fickleness of human love. Yet, Jesus has demonstrated that God's love is sure and secure, faithful to the very end. So, yes, I love because God is love. And, I seek to make the love of God known as it should be. I am a pastor, a preacher and a teacher of God's word, the Bible. Before I became a preacher, I was a public school teacher, and before that I worked at various jobs including, painting, construction, ambulance EMT, parts assembler, and even a paperboy back in the day. In school I played trumpet in the band, was a track and cross country runner, enjoyed most subjects including History, English and Science, and yet, after graduating from high school, I struggled to find my path. Perhaps you can identify? I did not graduate with my Bachelor's degree until I was 26 years old. And yet, from an early age I knew that God was a God of love, and that He had a plan for me, if I would just be open to His leading. God has brought me through many trials, and has always been there to pick me up when I had fallen or been discouraged. And now, I hope to write in such a way to attract others to this God of love. By the way, I also enjoy camping, reading and outdoor activities, especially strolls on the beach, or hiking a mountain trail. My favorite places on earth are Sequoia National Park because of the Giant Sequoia trees, Yosemite National Park, and the jewel of Georgia known as Jekyll Island. I could tell you more; but hopefully, as you read my posts you will learn more about the God whom I love.

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