“Help I Can’t See”

Recently a good friend of mine related how her efforts to reach her Father, a Seventh Day Adventist, with God’s end time message was going bad. As I listened over dinner with her, the Spirit was guiding me towards asking her some  questions.

I listened as she told of her outreach efforts. Diane (name changed) had studied, and I mean studied, the Lord’s end time message as presented in the Davidian message, and had accepted it, unable to prove it wrong. She naturally wanted to share it with her immediate family (ie. her Mother and Father, both SDA). So she slowly began to mention the truths and a little later handed him a DVD of the “Daniel 2” vision prophecy.

Soon the two were discussing the subject. He did not readily accept it and their discussions became more testy. At this point, I started to ask her about her Dad’s walk with the Lord.  I soon found out he much preferred TV to studying every night. This to me was a BIG warning sign. And frankly the reason I was guided to this post. Idol worship was involved.  Could it be that many are blind today because something has their devoted attention, thereby blinding them to truth? Let’s look into this area.

First, I would like to relate my own story that may shed some light on the point, of how idols and worldly interests can  hinder our discovery of God’s truth.

Even after I accepted the Sabbath truth and got baptised, my walk for at least the first year, was a little blurred. By that I mean, I still played poker occasionally, did tobacco, watched TV a fair amount of time. I did other things that weren’t exactly Christ like. But during that time I remember listening to Doug Batchelor talk about the 144,000. He said something to the effect that they weren’t  the “total saved” and sealed from the SDA church, only kinda like super apostles, and I was like “yeah that’s right!” in my heart. For I didn’t want to hear and believe anything otherwise.   I was still holding on to a few sins, unable to let go. I wanted the best of both worlds and yet claim the Lord as my Savior.

Fast forward to early May 2011. My walk was going at least somewhat strong despite the holding on as mentioned. But the fateful day came when I drove by a church in a close town nearby that would change my course forever. I was crushed to find out that their SDA church was allowing commercial business to remain open on their own property on Sabbath! I didn’t plan anything  (certainly not the   sighing crying)  as I drove on after learning this. But something awoke in me, something was triggered.

Shortly after,  our all knowing Lord then led me to listen to a Davidian message about the  144,000. Shocked and thrilled were the emotions I immediately felt. Shocked because this was so different and solemn from what I had been taught. Yet thrilled that the Lord had bestowed to me His light on  this important truth.

As I began to search these truths out I discovered much more than I even thought was possible. One of the most important truths I learned was that the Lord is not messing around,  He wants our full devotion and letting go of sin. His blood was His great sacrifice and we can’t claim that salvation with anything less than our full effort to walk upright and “sin no more”. I then looked upon each and every “little” continual sin I was doing and by God’s Holy Spirit started chopping them out of my life.

As I let go and studied, the scriptures began to get clearer and clearer, especially the Old Testament. Clear understandings and visions came that I couldn’t see before. The continual “little” distractions removed, I was no longer hindered in my understanding what God was trying to tell me.

In (Isaiah 59:2) we read “But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God. And you sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.” Could it be that those who cannot understand God’s end time message have not dealt , first and foremost, with their own sins?  Is there a blind wall that can only be removed by getting rid of our continual sinning? The answer certainly must be-yes.

God’s light in the word, as spoken through His prophets, cannot be rightly understood while we wish to stay in our unconverted state. This is why, as in the example above with Diane’s Father, he finds it nearly impossible to see the clear light shown him. As he listens to Diane speak , he has his idol (TV) going in the background, just waiting to ensnare him again, thus continuing his slippery slope away from truth.

Plain and simple, the “Spirit of Truth” cannot work for us as long as we have one foot in the world and one foot in our Lord’s work.  We cannot serve two masters. “You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jer:29:13).

Speaking to the apostles our Lord said “When the Spirit of Truth has come, He will guide you to all truth. He won’t speak His own words. He will speak what He hears and will tell you about things to come.(John 16:13)”  Were the apostles clean and converted when our Lord spoke those words to them? Ofcourse.  Our Lord knows that His Spirit of Truth can work for converted people, even showing them the things to come. It cannot work on the  unconverted. They will not be able to see and understand truth as God would have them.

I remember having long debates and discussions with Sunday keepers about the Sabbath. I would get so baffled why they could not see the plain spoken word as it reads. Now it is understood why. “Sin is transgression of the Law” (1 John 3:4) breaking the Sabbath continually will grind to a halt the Spirit of Truth working freely in their life.

Our Lord is about to do a most solemn act, which will shock the world. Now is the time convert. And when you do, you’ll see clearly God’s truth and end time plans and you’ll be comforted knowing you will be looked after. Thoughts of joy and bliss will engulf you, as you see visions of His kingdom and being with Him. The gold crystal streets, the beautiful landscape, the heavenly music, the pure crystal flowing water streams.

All this will be ours if only we make a full commitment to Christ, turning from our sins and enabling our Lord to fulfill His promise to  send us the Spirit of Truth, so that we can understand His truth clearly and then walk according to that light. If we don’t commit as we should,  our very soul may cry out “help I can’t see”.

Please keep my friend’s Father and Mother in your prayers.

In Christ, and Whose guidance makes this post possible–Rob.

4 Responses to ““Help I Can’t See””

  1. B. Albert Says:

    Very good, my bro. Right on.!.

  2. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Praise our Lord, from whom all blessings flow! Thanks brother for you comments, and I know your work for the Lord is helping His people in these last days as well.

  3. anonymous Says:

    Thank you Robert — Beautiful.

  4. godsloveandlaw Says:

    All praise and glory to Him, from Whom all blessings flow, appreciate your reading our posts.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: