THE SUNDAY LAW IS HERE
IT IS SIGNED AND APPROVED
ON APRIL 16, 2019 BEGAN “THE SIEGE OF GENERAL TITUS”, IT LASTED FOR 4-5 MONTHS (WHICH BEGAN AT THE FEAST OF PASSOVER, APRIL OF THE YEAR 70) UNTIL JERUSALEM WAS COMPLETELY CONQUERED. THIS HAPPENED IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER OF THE YEAR 70.
THESE 4-5 MONTHS UNTIL SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019 WE EXPECT TO SEE THE ANTITYPE OF THE SIEGE BY THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY THE USA, IN IMPOSNG BY LAW LAUDATO SI.
POSSIBLY, ON APRIL 20, 2019, THE BIBLICAL DAY OF EASTER, THE CHOFAR SOUNDED IN THE HEAVENS AND THE GREAT CLOCK OF GOD, THE PROPHETIC CALENDAR THAT IS GOVERNING THE DESTINY OF THIS PLANET, STOPPED. ETERNAL MOVEMENTS BEGAN TO BE MADE IN THE CELESTIAL RECORDS. EZEKIEL 9 BEGAN TO BE FULFILLED. ELLEN WHITE TELLS US THAT ITS FULFILLMENT WILL BE LITERAL. THE ANGEL MARKER WILL GO TO EVERY PROFESSED ADVENTIST STARTING WITH THE LEADERS AND THE ANGEL DESTROYER WILL FOLLOW HIM, UNTIL THIS TREMENDOUS WORK OF JUDGMENT THAT ENDS IN THE LAST VERSE OF EZEKIEL 9 IS FULFILLED.
(We encourage you to listen to the audios as well, they have many more comments and a more indepth analyze of all the information provided here. Things are made simple in the audios.)
Dear brothers and sisters, in this study we will analyze some of Daisy’s statements from her testimonies related to the Sunday law, but we will center a lot on the testimony from 9th/11/2018.
The testimony from 24th/04/2017
Then, the angel said to me: ‘Deal with what I will tell you. The wrath of the nations will come. But those invested by the Holy Spirit are already preparing. Events will happen very fast. TELL THEM THAT THE SUNDAY LAW IS ONE STEP AWAY AND IT WILL CATCH MANY BY SURPRISE. Those who leave (the cities) out of fear and not out of conviction will still perish in any place they’d go, because there is no conviction and I AM SEEING EVERYTHING. THE MOMENT OF NOT BUYING AND SELLING WILL COME, HURRY AND TELL THEM.’
Beloved, on October 2, 2017, as I meditated on all the things that are happening and the events that we are seeing around us, I was praying and asking the Lord to know His will in all things, and He came to me with this word: “An imminent Sunday law is approaching, and its pressure will exercise power in all spheres, take your place without hesitation!”
Comment: So far the Lord exhorts everyone to get out of the cities because the Sunday law is imminent.
My ears opened as if I had been next to the one I was talking about. I heard: “Joy and rejoicing because we will
have Sunday to rest, and it will not be a working day anymore. My being shook when I heard this. I exclaimed: “That’s it. It’s over. This is what we’ve been waiting for.” My companion said to me: “Everything is ready. There’s no more protest. All the way is prepared for the great world drama”. My heart began to beat vigorously, my chest was filled with horror, I felt that I lacked air. I asked: “What will happen to those who have escaped so far? And what will happen to those who are still waiting and who have not yet left?” He answered me with a soft and sad voice: “Those who have waited so far, their fate has been decided”. While I was there, sad, listening to this, the scene changed, and I saw how this law was already in force and how those who had delayed were suffering in agony. I saw the beginning of the process that we are all waiting for, the Sunday Law. I saw that many, for food and because of disease fell at the feet of this decree.
Comment: In this testimony it is clearly stated that when people will rejoice that Sunday will have become a work free day, it will be too late for the adventists still left in the cities. All need to get out before that.
God said that when this will happen again, the Sunday law will come stealthily, behind the curtain. And the curtains, beloved brothers, are here. And the Sunday law is inside the “Laudato Si” encyclical. Now, in 2018, we know that what was missing was the end of protestantism and the union between religion and state, and we know that a imminent Sunday law takes place after this. That is why the Lord exhorts us to get out quickly and prepare.
Comment: The Sunday law will come stealthily. What does it mean? It means that you can look at it but not know that it’s there. It means that it will come in a different shape than most adventists suppose.
Then, we already know that this personage opened the “Door of mercy” for one year until the end of 2016, that he established the end of protestantism at the end of 2017, we know of the Laudato Si enciclical and that the Lord said through Ellen White that the first time the decree came openly, but this time it will come stealthily, unknowingly. Please dear brothers, study this enciclical and realize that at the heart of it, concealed, is the Sunday law. We are in the face of an imminent Sunday law. The time to get out is not when the Sunday law is given, where would you go without having made any preparations? The time is now, now is the time to get out of the cities and prepare for it, for the time when we will not be able to buy and sell! Imagine that you now have to go to the supermarket to buy things that you do not have, now imagine that the time of not being able to buy and sell is here, what will you do? What will those that have made no preparations do? Beloved brothers, what is ahead of us is very serious and we know that in many places the Sunday law is knocking at the doors in a more decisive way. So beloved brothers, all of this that we are seeing related to climate change we can see because God allows us to see them so that we may realize that the decree is at the door. Beloved we must prepare, the countdown is ending and as children of God we need to be ready not only for us and our families, we must not fall into such selfishness. We need to be ready for those that will come after us at the last hour, people that won’t have many things and we are almost at this last hour. That is why there can be no selfishness in our lives, to say that “no, I have bought this property and it is to be an inheritance for my children” or anything else of the sort.
Comment: Did Ellen White really claim that the Sunday law will come stealthily the second time? Let us analyze some quotes:
I lay down my pen and lift up my soul in prayer, that the Lord would breathe upon His backslidden people, who are as dry bones, that they may live. The end is near, stealing upon us so stealthily, so imperceptibly, so noiselessly, like the muffled tread of the thief in the night, to surprise the sleepers off guard and unready. May the Lord grant to bring His Holy Spirit upon hearts that are now at ease, that they may no longer sleep as do others, but watch and be sober. – The General Conference Daily Bulletin, February 4, 1893, 132, 133.
God’s word has given warning of the impending danger; let this be unheeded, and the Protestant world will learn what the purposes of Rome really are, only when it is too late to escape the snare. She is silently growing into power. Her doctrines are exerting their influence in legislative halls, in the churches, and in the hearts of men. She is piling up her lofty and massive structures in the secret recesses of which her former persecutions will be repeated. Stealthily and unsuspectedly she is strengthening her forces to further her own ends when the time shall come for her to strike. GC 581.2
I have been much burdened in regard to movements that are now in progress for the enforcement of Sunday observance. It has been shown to me that Satan has been working earnestly to carry out his designs to restrict religious liberty. Plans of serious import to the people of God are advancing in an underhand manner among the clergymen of various denominations, and the object of this secret maneuvering is to win popular favor for the enforcement of Sunday sacredness. Ms18-1888.1
Church and state are now making preparations for the future conflict. Protestants are working in disguise to bring Sunday to the front, as did the Romanists. Throughout the land the papacy is piling up her lofty and massive structures, in the secret recesses of which her former persecutions are to be repeated. And the way is preparing for the manifestation, on a grand scale, of those lying wonders by which, if it were possible, Satan would deceive even the elect.5T 449.3
He said: “We are in the sixth trumpet and during the sixth trumpet this is what needs to happen, it is the preparation for the Sunday law which is imminent. Do you remember the Laudato Si enciclical?” I said: “Yes, i studied it and i followed what was going on.” And he said: “It is coming, it is coming stealthily. Now is the time to prepare the people.”
Comment: We are clearly told that the Sunday law is hidden in the Laudato Si enciclical. Laudato Si is basically the climate change movement and it contains the Sunday law. Anyone can download the encyclical and search for Sunday in it and find it. So far it doesn’t look so hidden anymore. This was preached in the whole world.
Another thing that I was also thinking at that moment was: ‘Lord, how tremendous that people cannot realize that within this encyclical is the SUNDAY LAW. How tremendous this is, that they do not realize it. The servant of God had already spoken about this, that there are going to be very few who are going to realize it, BECAUSE THIS SUNDAY LAW WAS TO COME STEALTHILY.
I was thinking of all of this, beloved brothers, and many people, even though the evidence is on the table, even though they saw all this, since the September 23, 2015 visit to the U.S. by the pope and all these things, they are not paying attention to it, it is not important. But there is a people who are really understanding the year of mercy, the end of Protestantism and all these things. ‘How can it be that they are not realizing?’, I said to the Lord.’How can it be that the people are not realizing that we are heading to an imminent SUNDAY LAW? It is at the front, it is already signed, it is already approved, it is not yet executed in every sense, in every place, but we already have it. How can it be that the people, who are keepers of Your truths, which You have bestowed so much upon them, do not realize? And as soon as some begin to realize it, men of renown begin to silence all these things, so that the people may continue to sleep.’ I said:’Lord, this is a really satanic plan, it is a plan that has Your people asleep, please, that Your real people wake up.’
I was meditating on all these things, dear brothers and sisters, when suddenly, while I was reading the Word of God, and all this was going through my mind, I heard the Word of the Lord, who said to me: ‘There is no time. There is not one who without a total surrender can be saved. Great men, of great stature, silence the conscience of those who seek excuse to follow their tendencies of delaying, who follow their whims. Escape for your life, for he who, having evidence, prefers to remain in his delights, will have no oil in the final test. Do not deceive yourselves, God cannot be mocked. Those whose desires are their ways, their hearts are not for Me, for they are lovers of pleasures rather than of God. Do not worry about them, go ahead! The wise will understand. Let your prayers be with them, but not your strength. You should concentrate on the duty to move forward. Try to be pure before Me with fear and trembling. Try to be faithful to the most. Advance! Advance! Advance! The last drama, which has already begun, will continue. Many have not even known it, and their ears will continue to be deaf. High magnates knowingly close their lips to protect their reputation, but I say to you that though they speak, they are dumb dogs and those who encourage their hearts with this and stop the march will perish.’
Comment: This is a key testimony. Not only is the Sunday law in the Laudato Si encyclical, but it is already signed, it is already here, but not in full force.
Beloved ones, when I heard these last words, my heart was filled with great sadness: ‘high magnates, close their lips knowingly, to guard their renown. But I say to you, that though they speak, they are dumb dogs, and those who encourage their hearts with this and stop the march shall perish.’ Why am I repeating this again, beloved brothers? It is something I am not accustomed to doing. I do it because, really, the people who hear this and have a little bit of love for the truth, are going to be able to realize that we really cannot silence what is in front of us. Evidence speaks for itself.
Beloved, at that moment my Lord paused and continued: ‘MANY ARE WAITING FOR THE SUNDAY LAW AND DO NOT WISH TO BELIEVE THAT IT IS ALREADY HERE. MANY ENCOURAGE THEIR HEART WITH EXPECTATIONS OF A NON-EXISTING TIME.
Comment: The Lord clearly states that the Sunday law is already here, to not expect for it anymore.
We can’t be blind, God told us that the same sign He gave to Jerusalem is given to us. The wise will understand. WE ARE BEFORE A SUNDAY LAW, IT ALREADY EXISTS, IT IS ALREADY SIGNED, IT IS ALREADY APPROVED. BECAUSE THE U.S. IS NO LONGER, NOW, AT THIS MOMENT, IN THE TREATY OF PARIS, IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT WILL NOT BE.
Comment: This statement sheds light on the whole matter, it clearly states that the Paris agreement is the Sunday law. This is what we will expose in this study.
So let’s pay attention to what God is saying, rather than to men of renown, who are many, who fill their mouths saying that these things are not going to happen, because, beloved brethren, YES, THEY ARE GOING TO HAPPEN. God has already written it down, and, yes, it is going to happen. Even if the demons and all hell bedevil, this is going to happen, and whoever dares to raise his voice, of course, is going to receive persecution. This is clear. We are not oblivious to any of this, and many are already experiencing it. But we cannot stop telling what the truth is. WE ARE BEFORE A SUNDAY LAW, AND SOON, VERY SOON, WE ARE GOING TO SEE HOW THIS IS GOING TO BEGIN TO PUT PRESSURE. As the Lord says, there are going to be running, weeping, gnashing of teeth, not because they did not know it, but because they preferred to listen to those who silenced their consciences, saying: ‘peace, peace’, when God has not declared peace.
Many people also say: ‘but why are dates being set if after 1844 there are no dates? The servant of God said so.’ But if you read the context, what is being talked about there is not setting dates for the coming of Jesus Christ, and nobody is doing that.
Comment: The next step in 2018 when this testimony was given was not to be the widespread, openly proclamation of a Sunday law, but the beginning of the already signed law exercising pressure in all spheres of influence.
It was made known to me that we are in events that run one
after the other right now. These are: the judgment of the living, the Sunday law, the end of grace for those who know the Seventh-day Adventist message and the time of grace for the world. These events began in a moment and they will end in a moment.
If we do not watch, it will only be our fault if we are
left out. The warning is given to us, the time is fulfilled and the decision is ours. No one can decide for anyone to serve God, no matter how much we love our loved ones, relatives, friends, neighbors. Beloved, we need to settle our account with God. There is no time to lose, we don’t need to have all the conditions we think we need to settle our account with God. What we simply need is to kneel down, to recognize who we are and who He is, to ask for forgiveness, to turn away from what we know dishonors our God and to ask for His strength and His wisdom, His intelligence, so that we can walk the way He wants us to walk. Thus we will begin to open doors that no one will be able to close.
1. WHAT IS THE PARIS AGREEMENT? WHAT DOES IT STAND FOR? IT IS LAUDATO SI.
Comment: The agreement signed in Paris is just a skeleton, containing broad definitions. Nonetheless by signing it, the participating countries are legally binded to obey it. If you look at the initial document it is not much.
“At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.
Governments agreed to strengthen societies’ ability to deal with the impacts of climate change; provide continued and enhanced international support for adaptation to developing countries.
The agreement recognises the role of non-Party stakeholders in addressing climate change, including cities, other subnational authorities, civil society, the private sector and others.
They are invited to scale up their efforts and support actions to reduce emissions;
build resilience and decrease vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change;
uphold and promote regional and international cooperation.”
Pope’s speech at the UN 2015:
He asks for a technical solution for combating corruption, poverty etc.
COP24 in 2018
“Nearly 23,000 delegates descended on the coal-tinged city with a deadline for hashing out the Paris Agreement “rulebook”, which is the operating manual needed for when the global deal enters into force in 2020.
As discussions began on Sunday 2 December, some 65,000 people marched in Brussels calling for more ambition on climate change.”
The Paris agreement is actually a masterpiece of confusion. The 27 page document signed in 2015 was ammended by hundreds of other pages. They call it the “rule book” for the Paris agreement. A more detailed version of what was signed. Meetings are held each year to change or add rules and since the countries have already signed in 2015, they are legally binded to uphold whatever changes or additions are agreed upon.
Some links with drafts and documents:
2. ROLE OF RELIGION IN THE PARIS AGREEMENT. UNIFICATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. SUNDAY LAWS AKA BLUE LAWS.
By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. 5T 451.1
As the approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign to us that the limit of God’s forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nation’s iniquity is full, and that the angel of mercy is about to take her flight, never to return. 5T 451.2
As the Sabbath has become the special point of controversy throughout Christendom, and religious and secular authorities have combined to enforce the observance of the Sunday, the persistent refusal of a small minority to yield to the popular demand will make them objects of universal execration. DD 40.1
Leaders of church and state will unite to persuade or force everyone to honor Sunday. Even in free America rulers and legislators will give in to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance. GrH_a 41.5
In 1961 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Sunday Laws are constitutional for secular purposes!!!
(see the McGowen vs. Maryland case 366 U.S. 420)
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ‘blue Laws’ Banning Trading on Sundays
In the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court has held blue laws as constitutional numerous times, citing secular bases such as securing a day of rest for mail carriers, as well as protecting workers and families, in turn contributing to societal stability and guaranteeing the free exercise of religion. The origin of the blue laws also partially stems from religion, particularly the prohibition of Sabbath desecration in Christian Churches following the first-day Sabbatarian tradition.
RELIGION IN THE PARIS AGREEMENT
Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim etc. declarations on climate change:
Religious leaders step up pressure for action on climate change
Faith leaders from an array of countries are urging decision-makers at the Paris climate talks to take action for moral as well as scientific or political reasons.
Bishop Efraim Tendero, Filipino director of the 600 million-strong World Evangelical Alliance, who is in Paris this week with the British faith NGO Tearfund, said the “Francis effect” was rubbing off. “Laudato Si’ still has not filtered through to everyone, but the bishops and priests have got the message. It’s now being distributed to the dioceses and congregations,” he said.
“Churches have a much broader, deeper reach into communities than politicians. Climate change actually brings people together. When you are battered by super-typhoons or you are flooded, you say ‘Why is this happening to us?’ It’s no longer a political issue, it’s a moral issue which brings people together. It gives people a common agenda.”
The UN and conservation groups both recognise the need to have backing from faith groups. “Faith communities are vital for global efforts to address the climate challenge. They remind us of the moral dimensions of climate change, and of our obligation to care for both the Earth’s fragile environment and our neighbours in need,” said the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon.
“But people of all faiths are unified globally to beat climate change.”
“For the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury said the global church – “extraordinarily led on the issue of climate change by Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch” – must be a key partner in tackling climate change.”
“As stated in its commitments for 2017, the Climate Action Task Force of the Parliament of World Religions will continue supporting changes towards clean energy, persuading government actors to support climate-conscious policies, and encouraging communities and religious congregations in their efforts to protect the environment. As shown in several statements, the Climate Action Task Force has consistently advocated for decisive action on climate change, including immediate support for the Paris Agreement when it passed.”
” Care for creation and justice are at the centre of WCC work on climate change.
Since the 1970s, the WCC has helped develop the concept of sustainable communities. Since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was adopted in 1992, the WCC has been present at all UN climate change conferences.
The WCC is a fellowship of 350 member churches who together represent more than half a billion Christians around the world.
Over the years, the WCC helped foster a movement for climate justice touching millions of people around the world, including thousands of congregations who rang their bells for fair and ambitious climate action in 2009 and are connected in prayer each year during Time for Creation.”
” Religion and culture can significantly address climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem loss, pollution, deforestation, desertification and unsustainable land and water use, and other urgent issues identified in a shared vision by all nations in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue can converge on a few insights, among them that of nature as sacred, and the rights of nature, both of which are shared by most organized religions and indigenous peoples, and many natural scientists. Among the many positive actions – large and small – are the 2030 Agenda and SDGs, and the Paris Climate Change. Agreement
These have all come together in a historic year of 2015, and provide tremendous opportunities for building a global partnership for shifting the paradigm and addressing the crucial challenges of our era, both for humanity today as well as for future generations.”
” In 2015, to achieve the vision of Pope Francis and the Church at the Paris summit, Global Catholic Climate Movement collected nearly 1 million signatures and mobilized 40,000 people to march calling for an ambitious Paris Agreement.
Every country on Earth is now part of the Paris agreement. The United States has said that it wants to withdraw, but according to the terms of the deal, that couldn’t happen until 2020.”
” This week marks the first anniversary of the call by Pope Francis to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to join the fight against climate change, which was pivotal in building momentum for the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement and for sustainable development.
The encyclical was part of a wider mobilization by faith groups around the world to achieve both the Paris Agreement in December 2015 and agreement on new sustainable development goals earlier in the year.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, said:
The Pope’s encyclical, along with mobilization by many other faith groups across the globe, provided a clear moral imperative for taking climate action, supporting the Paris Climate Change Agreement and backing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. ”
” At least ten country leaders made explicit reference to the papal encyclical published earlier this year specifically to encourage the world to reexamine its relationship with the Earth.”
“We must seek guidance from science, we must seek guidance from economics, but perhaps most importantly we must seek the guidance of our moral compass” (Executive Director of UNFCCC). The Encyclical Letter Laudato si’ “emboldens us with moral authority to take more ambitious actions and accelerate the transition to new models of growth”.
G20 interfaith forum founded in 2014
In 2015, in november, just a little while after Laudato Si, the G20 interfaith forum took place and had on their agenda exactly what is stated in Laudato Si
In 2018 the pope addressed a letter quoting Laudato Si to the forum
CHURCH AND STATE
Trump did not get rid of the Johnson Amendment, “he just ordered that apparently it not be enforced,” said Kenneth D. Wald, a distinguished professor of political science at the University of Florida.
Evangelical Christians in the United States are having a direct influence on the decision making of President Donald Trump.
That’s the claim being made by Johnnie Moore (pictured below) – the man who put together Trumps evangelical advisory body.
He said: “There are more evangelical Christians in this government than in any in American history.
“There are Bible studies in the White House, Mike Pence (pictured above) is a devout Christian and there is more prayer in that building than since our early history.”
Today, Americans United told the Trump administration to shut down the president’s Evangelical Advisory Board until it complies with federal sunshine laws.
Trump has given the advisory board, made up solely of a narrow slice of conservative evangelical faith leaders, unprecedented access to the White House and influence over policy.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A church-state watchdog is demanding a halt to meetings between the Trump administration and an informal group of evangelical advisers who have proved to be among the president’s staunchest supporters.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State said the group is violating the Federal Advisory Committee Act, a 1972 law that provides transparency and procedural standards for committees created to meet with the executive branch. The watchdog called for a stop to the group’s meetings and advising “unless and until” it complies with the law.
“It is clear that the President’s Evangelical Advisory Board is doing substantive work with the Trump Administration behind closed doors — without any sunlight for the public to understand how and why decisions are being made,” wrote Americans United Associate Legal Director Alex J. Luchenitser in a Thursday (Aug. 30) letter addressed to White House counsel Don McGahn and other administration officials.
3. NATURAL DISASTERS
Men in responsible positions will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but from the sacred desk will urge upon the people the observance of the first day of the week, pleading tradition and custom in behalf of this man – made institution. They will point to calamities on land and sea – to the storms of wind, the floods, the earthquakes, the destruction by fire – as judgments indicating God’s displeasure because Sunday is not sacredly observed. These calamities will increase more and more, one disaster will follow close upon the heels of another; and those who make void the law of God will point to the few who are keeping the Sabbath of the fourth commandment as the ones who are bringing wrath upon the world. This falsehood is Satan’s device that he may ensnare the unwary. – The Southern Watchman, June 28, 1904.
While appearing to be a great physician who can heal all their illnesses, Satan will bring disease and disaster until crowded cities are reduced to ruin. In accidents by sea and land, in great fires, in fierce tornadoes and hailstorms, in gales, floods, hurricanes, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in a thousand forms, Satan is exerting his power. He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and misery follow. He gives the air a deadly taint, and thousands die.GrH_a 41.2
And then the great deceiver will persuade people to blame all their troubles on those whose obedience to God’s commandments is a constant rebuke to those who break God’s law. They will say that these people are offending God by violating Sunday, and that this sin has brought disasters that will not stop until Sunday observance is strictly enforced. They will claim that those who destroy reverence for Sunday are preventing their restoration to God’s favor and material prosperity. They will repeat the accusation urged long ago against the servant of God: “When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, ‘Is it you, you troubler of Israel?'” (1 Kings 18:17, 18, NRSV).GrH_a 41.3
Those who honor the Bible Sabbath will be blamed as enemies of law and order, breaking down the moral restraints of society, causing lawlessness and corruption, and calling down the judgments of God on the earth. They will be accused of undermining the government. Ministers who deny that people need to keep God’s law will preach about the duty of obeying the civil authorities. In legislative halls and courts of justice, commandment – keepers will be condemned. People will put a false slant on their words and the worst construction on their motives.GrH_a 41.4
Fires in Europe “are way above the average” for this time of year, an official at the EU’s European Forest Fire Information System (Effis) told the BBC.
“The season is drastically worse than those of the last decade.”
Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. The long-lived storm caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,000 people dead and thousands more missing.
Damage more than 1 billion usd.
At this critical time…
… we can’t turn away from climate change. The Guardian’s environmental coverage reports the scientific facts, social consequences and political choices that are shaping the fate of our planet.
The strongest cyclone ever to hit Mozambique has made landfall in the country’s north, five weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated its centre, according to meteorologists.
Meteorologists said Kenneth was a category 4 hurricane on Wednesday night but had weakened slightly by the time it hit Mozambique. Cyclones of this magnitude are rare in the region, and two within just over a month was unknown until now.
“It’s really an anomaly in the history of cyclones in this region. There’s never been two storms this strong hit in the same year, let alone within five weeks of each other in Mozambique,” said Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist who has worked in east Africa and was watching the cyclone’s path closely.
The flooding, which began in late March, has turned the normally joyful Persian new year, or Nowruz, celebrations into a time of mourning, deprivation and fear for many Iranians.
The devastation has not been limited to one corner of Iran; the north-east was hit first and then, with the country still reeling, the south-west was also swamped.
Deaths have been reported in more than a third of the country’s 31 provinces. Among the hardest hit areas was the city of Shiraz, where over a month’s worth of rain fell in a day, most of it in two intense 15-minute downpours.
The scale of the damage has been so bad that authorities have banned foreign journalists from visiting the worst affected area, the New York Times reported.
But terrifying videos posted on social media showed flood waters sweeping away whole houses, ripping desperate people from poles they had clung to for support and carrying cars along like children’s toys, some with people still inside.
The new death toll of 62 was given by Ahmad Shojaee, the head of the Iranian Legal Medicine Organisation. The semi-official Isna news agency reported that it was based only on bodies transferred to coroners, so may rise further.
Tens of thousands more have been displaced, and many may have been made permanently homeless by the flooding. But getting in relief supplies is likely to remain a challenge for months to come.
Thousands of roads have been blocked or washed away and 84 bridges destroyed, making rescue operations complicated, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Organisation told state TV.
“[In total] 141 rivers burst their banks and around 400 landslides were reported,” said Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman for the organisation.
The damaged roads make up about a third of the national network. Sanctions mean the country has not been able to update its fleet of rescue helicopters.
I don’t recall that in history’: shock as South Africa mudslides kill 70
Strong earthquake hits Indonesia, triggering brief tsunami warning
Authorities warn considerable damage to poorly built structures possible in Sulawesi from 6.8-magnitude quake
Indonesian residents evacuate to higher grounds fearing a tsunami after a strong earthquake struck eastern Indonesia, in Banggai.
A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake has rocked eastern Indonesia, reportedly killing one person and triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground.
The quake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 17 kilometres off the east coast of Sulawesi island, the US Geological Survey said. A 7.5-magnitude quake and tsunami struck near the city of Palu on the other side of the island last year, killing more than 4,300 people.
Six more towns evacuated in Iran with more floods expected
Cyclone Idai: cholera cases rise to more than 1,000 in Mozambique
The country could fall apart’: drought and despair in Afghanistan.
The worst drought in a decade, prolonged conflict and poverty have pushed families across Afghanistan to the brink. About 13.5 million people are severely food insecure – 6 million more than in 2017. This means they are surviving, for the time being, on less than one meal a day.
4. CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS
To secure popularity and patronage, legislators will yield to the demand for Sunday laws. CC 245.5
“Tens of thousands of students around the world skipped school school Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It was one of the largest turnouts so far in a months long movement that included the U.S. for the first time, in an event organizers call the “U.S. Youth Climate Strike.”
The protests began last summer with teenager Greta Thunberg in Sweden, and gained attention when she delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations climate summit in December, chastising delegates for not doing more.
In the U.S. there were events in nearly every state, and many who turned out saw a generational divide over climate.”
” More than 1,000 people have been arrested since the protests began in central London a week ago.”
“15 March: around 1.5 million turn out around the world to protest climate inaction
The protests swept across the globe in at least 100 countries – from Australia, where 150,000 defied a government ruled by the coal industry, across Asia, Africa and to Europe, where city squares and streets were packed in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, in the UK (the video below shows the passion, commitment and energy at the London protest) and on to North and South America.”
Internet awareness regarding climate change soars.
Next summit is on 23rd of September 2019, in New York, United States.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in an op-ed in The Guardian, said leaders need to listen to the concerns of youth on climate change and presented plans for the Climate Action Summit in September to deliver concrete and ambitious solutions.
5. SUNDAY, A MORAL ISSUE, TEMPERANCE
Yet this very class put forth the claim that the fast – spreading corruption is largely attributable to the desecration of the so – called “Christian Sabbath,” and that the enforcement of Sunday observance would greatly improve the morals of society. This claim is especially urged in America, where the doctrine of the true Sabbath has been most widely preached. Here the temperance work, one of the most prominent and important of moral reforms, is often combined with the Sunday movement, and the advocates of the latter represent themselves as laboring to promote the highest interest of society; DD 32.2
Yet this very class claim that the enforcement of Sunday observance would improve the morals of society. It is one of Satan’s devices to combine with falsehood just enough truth to give it plausibility. The leaders of the Sunday movement may advocate reforms which the people need, principles in harmony with the Bible; yet while there is with these a requirement contrary to God’s law, His servants cannot unite with them. HF 359.1
The Secretary-General noted that, in his recent speech to the UN General Assembly, President Morales had explained the concept as “living in solidarity with people and in harmony with Mother Earth,” a reminder “that well-being is not only about material advantages, but social and spiritual well-being” and that “well-being cannot be achieved without respecting and protecting our planet.”
Mr. Ban said that those sentiments “were also recently and powerfully echoed by His Holiness Pope Francis” when he came to speak with world leaders on the day they adopted the 2030 Agenda.
“His recent Encyclical highlights the direct link between caring for the environment and caring for the world’s poor and vulnerable,” said Mr. Ban. “Caring for Mother Earth is a moral issue. We must change how we use Mother Earth’s resources, and live in a manner that is sustainable.”
This was especially true for the challenge of climate change, he said, noting that governments will be meeting in Paris in December to finalize an agreement on the issue.
“It must be ambitious,” he said, adding that “Climate change is upon us. Here in Cochabamba you know this well. Your mountain Tunari used to be capped with snow all year round. Nowadays, it has snow only a few weeks a year.”
The effects of climate change are apparent globally, Mr. Ban noted.
“Droughts. Fires. Floods. Landslides. Glaciers melting. Oceans turning to acid. Mother Earth is giving us a warning. We must listen. And we must act.”
Nasa scientist: climate change is a moral issue on a par with slavery.
Climate change has been described as a “perfect moral storm” because it brings together three major challenges to ethical action in a mutually reinforcing way.
Climate Change is a Moral Issue
The Australian Christian Lobby
The moral calculus of climate change
Stanford researcher examines moral significance of actions causing climate change
Temperance is another important virtue for responding to global climate change. Temperance is the virtue of moderation expressed through personal restraint. While renewable energy sources are in development, people must be willing to restrain their use of electricity by turning off electrical appliances when not in use and lowering thermostats (combustion of fossil fuels to generate electricity is the single largest source of CO2 emissions). People also need to cut down on their use of transportation (the second largest source of CO2 emissions is highway vehicles, air travel, marine transport, and rail).
These actions also reflect the virtues of kindness and generosity toward others and gratitude for the gift of Earth’s atmosphere.
HUBRIS: THE TROUBLING SCIENCE, ECONOMICS AND POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Date: 30/09/16 Michael Kelly FRS FREng, Emeritus Prince Philip Professor of Technology, University of Cambridge
This book should leave any dispassionate reader deeply disturbed. It should be required reading for people in policy and politics who deal with these matters. No thought leader should be ignorant of the contents.
One chapter entitled ‘Baptists, Bootleggers and Opportunists’ draws some interesting comparisons of the contemporary climate change movement (for that is what it is) with the temperance movement a century ago.
In the context of climate change, temperance and prudence have special meaning.
6. TYPES AND ANTITYPES
THE SIEGE OF JERUSALEM
Firstly we want to state that this has not been a fixed event beforehand. According to the Spirit of Prophecy Jesus would have come a few times by now, but He wouldn’t because His people was not ready. Just the same, an antitype to the siege of Jerusalem could have taken place either around 1888 or any other time if the people would have listened to the instructions and warnings given them.
We have an ample study at:
In Daisy’s dreams we are all exhorted to study this for ourselves, to study the type to undersand the antitype for our generation. We have compiled a list of events that have taken place that can be studied to understand the antitype.
As the approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign to us that the limit of God’s forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nation’s iniquity is full, and that the angel of mercy is about to take her flight, never to return. 5T 451.2
In this quote it clearly says that the approach, not arrival, of the roman armies was to be a sign of the impending destruction of Jerusalem.
On its way to Jerusalem the roman army under Cestius passed and sieged other places in Judea. So the Christians from Jerusalem found out that the roman armies were on their way to Jerusalem. But the sign to flee was when the abomination of desolation was to be set up in the holy place.
That happened after the armies arrived.
Before the visit to the USA, pope Francis visited many countries:
As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation, in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath, will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains. – Testimonies for the Church 5:464, 465.
In 66 AD general Cestius encompassed Jerusalem with his army.
After the Romans under Cestius had surrounded the city, they unexpectedly abandoned the siege when everything seemed favorable for an immediate attack. The besieged, despairing of successful resistance, were on the point of surrender, when the Roman general withdrew his forces without the least apparent reason. But God’s merciful providence was directing events for the good of His own people. The promised sign had been given to the waiting Christians, and now an opportunity was offered for all who would, to obey the Saviour’s warning. Events were so overruled that neither Jews nor Romans should hinder the flight of the Christians. Upon the retreat of Cestius, the Jews, sallying from Jerusalem, pursued after his retiring army; and while both forces were thus fully engaged, the Christians had an opportunity to leave the city. At this time the country also had been cleared of enemies who might have endeavored to intercept them. At the time of the siege, the Jews were assembled at Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Tabernacles, and thus the Christians throughout the land were able to make their escape unmolested. Without delay they fled to a place of safety – the city of Pella, in the land of Perea, beyond Jordan.GC 30.2
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains.” Matthew 24:15, 16; Luke 21:20, 21. When the idolatrous standards of the Romans should be set up in the holy ground, which extended some furlongs outside the city walls, then the followers of Christ were to find safety in flight. When the warning sign should be seen, those who would escape must make no delay. Throughout the land of Judea, as well as in Jerusalem itself, the signal for flight must be immediately obeyed. He who chanced to be upon the housetop must not go down into his house, even to save his most valued treasures. Those who were working in the fields or vineyards must not take time to return for the outer garment laid aside while they should be toiling in the heat of the day. They must not hesitate a moment, lest they be involved in the general destruction.GC 25.4
In 2015 pope Francis came to America during the feast of Tabernacles. On the feast of Tabernacles, 23rd of September, 2015, pope Francis presented ‘Laudato Si’ to the US Congress. He also visited the United Nations’ headquarters in New York and held a speech there.
Cestius set up the roman flag in the holy place, some distance away from Jerusalem. In 2015 Vatican’s flag was raised at the UN, even though Vatican is not part of the UN. The officials assembled in Congress and the UN headquarters resonated with pope Francis.
Francis’ last visit was to the city of Philadelphia, which received its name from the church of Philadelphia, one of the seven churches presented in the Bible. It is the victorious church, the one that is kept through the earth’s hour of trial and tribulation as never seen before. This was a message as well because the roman church basically declared its intentions against the real people of God.
The jews from all over Israel were gathered in Jerusalem for the feast of Tabernacles. The representatives of the world (193 nations) gathered at the UN headquarters in New York for the 2030 agenda. Also, in september 2015 before the feast of Tabernacles around 80 world church leaders gathered at the General Conference to discuss how the ‘Reach the World’ strategic plan will be implemented.
UNITED NATIONS — With a passionate call from Pope Francis to choose environmental justice over a “boundless thirst for power and material prosperity,” world leaders on Friday adopted an ambitious agenda to reset their own priorities, from ending hunger to protecting forests to ensuring quality education for all.
The 2030 agenda is basically ‘Laudato si’ and a precursor to the Paris agreement.
“In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, also commonly referred to as the Global Goals). This bold and ambitious set of goals, the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals, is universal in nature and focused on driving social, economic, and environmental development outcomes for the next 15 years.”
The 2030 agenda was adopted during the feast of Tabernacles.
When everything seemed favorable for an immediate attack and the israelites were about to surrender, Cestius suddenly retreated.
Pope Francis’ visit to Congress and the UN was welcomed with many applauses from everybody, it was a success, it led to the signing of the 2030 Agenda and a little bit later to the signing of the Paris Agreement. It seemed the best time to move forward in declaring Sunday a free work day, it has a lot of support from the leadership and the protestant world, but, unexpectedly, everything stopped. The adventist organization officially gave its support as well:
As world leaders gather in Paris for the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference, the Seventh-day Adventist Church supports and applauds the efforts of these leaders to come to an agreement to stem the deterioration of our earth due to climate change.
The retreat of Cestius led the jewish leaders to boldly pursue and attack them and gain a victory that seemed impossible. President Trump of the USA vowed to withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement and no one could convince him otherwise.
Not one Christian perished in the destruction of Jerusalem. Christ had given His disciples warning, and all who believed His words watched for the promised sign. “When ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies,” said Jesus, “then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out.” Luke 21:20, 21. GC 30.2
Throughout the land of Judea, as well as in Jerusalem itself, the signal for flight must be immediately obeyed. GC 25.4
OTHER SIGNALS GIVEN
Signs and wonders appeared, foreboding disaster and doom. In the midst of the night an unnatural light shone over the temple and the altar. Upon the clouds at sunset were pictured chariots and men of war gathering for battle. The priests ministering by night in the sanctuary were terrified by mysterious sounds; the earth trembled, and a multitude of voices were heard crying: “Let us depart hence.” The great eastern gate, which was so heavy that it could hardly be shut by a score of men, and which was secured by immense bars of iron fastened deep in the pavement of solid stone, opened at midnight, without visible agency. – Milman, The History of the Jews, book 13.GC 29.3
In 2014 (when the ‘Unity of Religion Agreement’ was signed) and in 2015 there where 4 blood moons, two on the feast of unleavened bread of each year and two on the feast of Tabernacles each year.
The ‘unnatural light’ at the temple we believe to be the light given through Daisy. It is given through the gift of the Spirit of Prophecy, thus it is unnatural.
There are countless wars around the world right now and there has been agitation between America and Russia, China, North Korea, for example. America has initiated wars in many countries lately.
Many have faithfully given the message of getting out of the cities, just like the voices heard in the temple.
The gate was wide open, without any human agency, signifying that the way was wide open to flee and that it was time to do so. In the same manner the Lord has kept a wide open door to flee from the cities since this message has been given through Ellen White. The Sunday law would have been signed and approved a long time ago if the supernatural agencies would not have kept everything in check.
THE RESUMING OF THE SIEGE OF JERUSALEM THREE AND A HALF YEARS LATER
Terrible were the calamities that fell upon Jerusalem when the siege was resumed by Titus. The city was invested at the time of the Passover, when millions of Jews were assembled within its walls. Their stores of provision, which if carefully preserved would have supplied the inhabitants for years, had previously been destroyed through the jealousy and revenge of the contending factions, and now all the horrors of starvation were experienced. A measure of wheat was sold for a talent. So fierce were the pangs of hunger that men would gnaw the leather of their belts and sandals and the covering of their shields. Great numbers of the people would steal out at night to gather wild plants growing outside the city walls, though many were seized and put to death with cruel torture, and often those who returned in safety were robbed of what they had gleaned at so great peril. The most inhuman tortures were inflicted by those in power, to force from the want – stricken people the last scanty supplies which they might have concealed. And these cruelties were not infrequently practiced by men who were themselves well fed, and who were merely desirous of laying up a store of provision for the future.GC 31.2
Thousands perished from famine and pestilence.
The siege of Jerusalem is presented in the writings of the Spirit of Prophecy as a single event that includes the siege made by Cestius and the siege by Titus. For our generation it is the same, the Sunday law is a process, it started in 2015 and would resume in 2019. In 2015 the USA and the rest of the world agreed to obey whatever rules were written in the Paris agreement and any rules that would be added to it.
Titus’ siege started 3 days before the Passover and it lasted almost 5 months, until September when Jerusalem was completely conquered.
In 2019, just before Passover, the siege resumed. We have seen activism and protests for climate change as never before. Man-made ‘natural disasters’ such as hurricanes, cyclones, fires, floods etc. have been taken to a whole new level. There have been terrorist attacks that have spurned religious interest around the world. This same year the next UN Climate Action Summit will take place on the 23rd of September in New York.
When the siege of Jerusalem was resumed by Titus what followed? Famine, pestilence, murder. The staff of bread was broken. We can expect an economic crisis and a food crisis in the near future. They have already been predicted in Daisy’s testimonies. These will make people clamour for Sunday as never before.
On Wednesday night a bipartisan UK Parliament passed an extraordinary measure: a national declaration of an Environment and Climate Emergency.
The UK is the first national government to declare such an emergency. The decision marks a renewed sense of urgency in tackling climate change, following a visit to Parliament by teenage activist Greta Thunberg , the broadcast of David Attenborough’s documentary Climate Change: The Facts and 11 days of protest by environmental group Extinction Rebellion that paralysed parts of London.
The time to get out and prepare is now, when Sunday will be declared a non-working day, it will be too late.