Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ July 9 ______

WHO WILL YOU OBEY? MAN OR GOD?

 

“Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” __Acts 5:28-29__

Human enactments, laws manufactured by satanic agencies under a place of goodness and restriction of evil, will be exalted, while God’s holy enactments are despised and trampled under foot. And all who prove their loyalty by obedience to the law of Jehovah must be prepared to be arrested, to be brought before councils that have not for their standard the high and holy law of God, but have made stringent laws inspired by him whose attributes were manifested at the trial of Christ. “We have a law,” these men said, and by our law he ought to die.” …

In these religious zealots we have a sample of what humanity will do when they have the Word that lighted every man that cometh into the world, and work directly contrary to it, irrespective of the consequence, the future retribution upon their neighbors or themselves. …

The kingdom of darkness is extending over the world, and is embracing every sphere of action of men. There are evil spirits working effectually upon every mind that can be led into apostasy through any cause whatever. The spirit of evil energizes the children of rebellion. …

A demoniacal spirit takes possession of men in our world. They combine the perverted animal life with the perverted human animal, intelligence making them human demons, detestable in the sight of God in proportion as they manifest the attributes of the satanic. Demon intelligence, by culture, will rend and destroy man formed in the divine similitude because he [man] cannot control the conscience of his brother and make him disloyal to God’s holy law. (Manuscript 104, September 1897)

Reflection:

We have been looking many years for a Sunday law to be enacted in our land. Now that the movement is right upon us, we ask, “Will our people do their duty in the matter? Can we not assist in lifting the standard, and in calling to the front those who have a regard for their religious rights and privileges?” The time is fast approaching those who choose to obey God rather than man will be made to feel the hand of oppression. Shall we then dishonor God by keeping silent while His holy commandments are trodden under foot?