Update on the work in His Vineyard

Vineyard picture

This week, as the Lord faithfully does, He’s inspired me to do a post on the work in His vineyard. As some of you may know I accepted His message of Elijah in middle of 2011. Little did I know I was about to do a complete 180 change in my life. Gone went this habit, gone when that worldly custom, gone went a self-satisfied, in need of nothing outlook.

That’s what His last message will do. That is His intended work. It awakes us to the “real deal” as far as who the Lord is, what are His plans and how He will accomplish His kingdom goals.

So we thought it’d be good to update you on how the work is going from our perspective. We’ve been active in His vineyard in many aspects. This blog, Facebook groups (Truth Tellers and others), SDA online chat sites, Pal-talk studies, local private  group studies, email studies and more.

We know that Satan and his minions are very active in trying to thwart and delay this message of sealing to His people, so there is a great spiritual warfare going on that we can’t see (literally). As such we are  often discouraged because of the battle and  spiritual struggle we see going on within our church. The stories just keep coming how those who embrace His unpopular truth get censured, demoted or dis-fellowshipped for no other reason than desiring to spread what the  word of God says through Scripture and SOP.

Brother Houteff describes this last day struggle–

“Thus will be the Devil’s deal while the day of God is approaching, and while Elijah is making the announcement of it as the scroll unrolls and while the prophecies concerning the day of God are being unsealed.  

His work and his interpretation of the prophecies for the great day will identify him as the promised Elijah the prophet (“Testimonies to Ministers,” p. 475), and this will enrage the Devil as never before.  Nevertheless, one’s only safety will be in the teaching of Elijah, for there will be no other voice of timely Truth and authority to whom one may turn.  Any others will lead their victims blind-folded into perdition.

   Do not henceforth leave in the hands of others your investigation of the subject.  After hearing the evidences, you alone in the closet of prayer and with the aid of the Spirit can determine whether the Elijah has come, or whether he is yet to come.

   Do not, though, forget that the message which he proclaims will in itself bear the Divine credentials of Truth, and that no priest or prelate can decide for you who the Elijah may or may not be.  No, not even the appearance of what his message is doing or not doing, or whether it is prospering or disintegrating, can be taken as evidence that God is in it.

  Neither can numbers of adherents for such have never signified a right cause at any time, not even in the day Christ Himself preached the Gospel of the Kingdom.  The message he brings is the only thing to go by” (1950 General Conference Special, p.7-8).

With the above being said, we therefore truly rejoice when we receive encouraging news. We’d like to start out by showing a recent email we received from a brother in the Philippines.

“Hi Rob,   Good day!   I already distributed the materials you have given me. They were thankful upon receiving the materials. They were my friends in the church. Many of them questioned about the message but I told them that this is an additional message, no worries, nothing will hurt us if we will give time to study the message, in fact, we will learn many things if we are open-minded.

I told them that there are many precious truths in the word of God that we need to learn. I told them that we need to study the sanctuary especially the judgment for the living. I told them that God will work to purify His church and He will really separate the good and the bad SDA bodily and physically through Ezekiel 9.

I told them that God will not send a judgment to His people without first giving them warning to repent. So this is the message of preparation for the coming judgment. I believe that they were inspired by the message. They were surprise upon receiving the materials for free. Well, I told them that without money or price we can have them. Please continue praying for us here in the Philippines for the message. God bless!”

present truth package

This brother had received a “present truth” package consisting of CD’s, DVD’s, Tracts, and other literature. He sent us a picture showing he had received it. And he has been “studying to show himself approved” ( 2 Tim. 2:15). He has  done as the Lord instructed, “No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light “(Luke 8:16). This brother has received light and has decided to share it  rather than keep it to himself.

Then we received another testimony from a brother in Thailand who also received a package and wrote this in Truth Tellers ( our Facebook ministry group), “After a few months of proving this message, I am convinced this is the Elijah message, the meat in due season. I really hope and pray that i can live this truth.. I am currently studying the 7 trumpets.. its so amazing to finally understand it as unlocked by the Spirit of truth.. I used to believe that the woes were Islam attacking Rome… lots of SDAs believe this… we really need to show them the true interpretation of the trumpets, and even the seals…”

What great feelings of happiness do we feel when we read such inspiring notes of discovering His end-time truths! These messages show that they have read, understood and accepted His Elijah message of hope and salvation.

The important thing is that we’ve done our job as the Lord would have us. It’s out of our hands as to what others will or will not do in response to the message.

I have often used this analogy to show our work in His vineyard today. We set the table before them (give them present truth studies) and prepare everything such as knives and forks, a drink, napkins, the whole table before them (the studies are prepared and the package is sent and paid for– arriving at their location). All they must do is pick up the fork and knife and start eating (start studying). Some find it truly “delicious”.

These people who request the material know they are receiving “new light” and as such they are doers of His word as brought by the Spirit of Prophecy-

“We must not for a moment think that there is no more light, no more truth, to be given us. We are in danger of becoming careless, by our indifference losing the sanctifying power of truth, and composing ourselves with the thought, “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.” [Revelation 3:17.] While we must hold fast to the truths which we have already received, we must not look with suspicion upon any new light that God may send. (Gospel Workers, p.310)

In other areas of the work such as Facebook, we’ve seen the Lord work mightily. In Sept of 2011, we started a small group (Truth Tellers) with the plan to show the Elijah message to the world through any member wishing to join. Membership has grown from 100 members to over 600 worldwide. Currently, each week we are receiving  several requests to join. The Lord has guided many souls to His last message. We are so thankful to be privileged to be  a part of it.

The growth is based on the fact that as members learn of these new truths they become excited and want to invite friends and family to learn and study them on our site. We are also currently sending out present truth packages  around the world such as Africa, USA, India,  Europe and other areas.

As our brother said above, our work is because the  Lord must first warn the people of His upcoming judgment before His Loud Cry work commences. This is the job we as “present truth” workers must do.

As present truth workers we  are not waiting for the Lord to inquire of us as in the parable  —

“And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?” (Matt. 20:6)

Let us look at it this way. Say from a business point of view. Where in the world could one “set up shop” on  a simple table in the home, get all the materials (Tracts, CD’s DVD’s, literature) for FREE and then do the Lord’s work in His vineyard, and then someday get to be a gazillionaire (living in eternal bliss with our King)? I for one can’t think of a better job!

Take my example for instance, I’ve cleaned off the dining room table and set up shop as follows —Production table

Production table two

If this is possible within your home (even if in the basement) why not consider this once in a lifetime rewarding work? Part-time or full-time, either way, the Lord shall reward you beyond your dreams.

“Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:12)

Our Lord’s Elijah message says —

“Only the heaven-sent message for today can save the people of today. This is just as real and true and as logical as it is to say that the living cannot be judged with the message of the judgment of the Dead. Yes, “blessed is that.. faithful and wise servant, whom His Lord hath made ruler over His household, to give them meat in due season.” (Matt.24:45.46)  (Timely Greetings, vol. 2, no.20, p.5)

 “Since we now clearly see that the Laodiceans perish without the message to the Laodiceans, we should hold fast to the Truth for this time, and win our crown of life, and in addition to it we shall be credited with a good harvest of souls and with the commendation “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Matt. 25:23. (Timely Greetings, vol.2, no.20, p.27)

So in summary, let’s prayerfully consider His work while we can. “… you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.(James 4:14).

As we have such precarious time allotted to us, why not “make it count”?

“Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.” (Isaiah 3:10)

 

 

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2 Responses to “Update on the work in His Vineyard”

  1. rene Says:

    Great Work brother. Keep it up. I will keep on praying for your ministry.
    ” Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

    2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1,2

  2. godsloveandlaw Says:

    I appreciate your kind and supportive comments my brother. Yes, we must “run the race” set before us and as we well know that race is to “strive with all power God has given us to be among the 144,000”.(Review and Herald, March 9, 1905)

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