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MORE REVELATIONS ON THE ‘SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN’ OF THE LAST DAYS
“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” Rev. 2:9, KJV. “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” Rev. 3:9.
A synagogue, according to Webster’s Collegiate Edition Dictionary (1967) is: “A congregation of Jews met for the purpose of worship; a Jewish place of worship.”
According to the gospels it was the Jewish Sanhedrin representing the people and the nation who condemned and had Jesus Christ, the “Lord of the Sabbath,” crucified by their Roman oppressors. In these last days the counterfeit sabbath, Sunday, has been egregiously called the “Lord’s day,” or as stated in Sunday law bills introduced to Congress in the late 1800s to early 1900s, the most infamous of which were the Blair Sunday law bill and the Breckinridge Sunday law bill, the “American Sabbath.” Now note the following carefully:
“I would speak words of warning to the brethren of our churches [back in 1895], for I fear that many are acting the part of the slothful servant who hid his lord’s talent in the earth [in the parable]. His sin was the SIN OF NEGLECT, the sin of failing to IMPROVE the great treasure is knowledge that were committed to his trust. God has given precious light to HIS PEOPLE (like ancient Israel and the Jewish people) with which to enlighten the world, and ARE NOT MANY treating it with INDIFFERENCE and ACTING as though the heavenly gift were of LITTLE consequence?? FAIR WEATHER DISCIPLES [as with ‘fair weather friends’] will NOT ANSWER to the Lord’s call in the TIME OF PERIL TOWARD WHICH WE ARE HASTENING. It will take those who not only HEAR, but DO the words of Christ to be active disciples [Rom. 12:11 quoted]. A new energy proceeding FROM BENEATH IS TAKING POSSESSION OF THE WHOLE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN.” E. G. White, Manuscript 6, Feb. 21, 1885/ UL 66.
“John the Baptist declared to the Jews [in the time of Christ, and the spiritual, antitypical ‘sabbath-keeping’ Jews today] that their standing before God was to be decided by their CHARACTER and LIFE. PROFESSION WAS WORTHLESS, if their life and character WERE NOT IN HARMONY WITH GOD’S LAW, THEY WERE NOT HIS PEOPLE.” – Ibid, DA 107.
“Profession alone is nothing. Names are registered upon in the CHURCH BOOKS upon earth, BUT NOT IN THE BOOK OF LIFE [in heaven].” Ibid, Testimonies, Vol. 1, p. 304.
“A profession of Christ [or “Christian”] is not enough to enable one to stand in the TEST OF THE DAY OF JUDGMENT [the pre-advent or investigative judgment began in 1844 at end of the 2300 day prophecy of Dan. 8:14].” Ibid, Testimonies, Vol. 1, p. 18.
More tomorrow, God willing. Bless all, NMF.