Satan — The original Gaslighter

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As we see from the title picture, gaslighting is indeed insidious. So devious that it can only come from the very first promoter of it –Satan
In the very beginning of our history we read–

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.” (Genesis 3:1-7)

Thus Satan began his gaslighting by suggesting to Eve that what God said wasn’t really what God said. In other words, she was not to believe what she heard because it was not reality– The Truth.

Unfortunately, this acceptance of Satan’s first gaslight attempt, changed our human history. And it emboldened our adversary to continue with his wiles even to this very day! Yes gaslighting is taking place right now to present truth believers, especially.

“..I would remind you, Brethren, that no prophet of God has ever been welcomed by the church. On the contrary, each in his time was rejected, abused, and most of them were martyred by the ones to whom they were sent — the very ones who were supposed to be serving God! Indeed, the Lord Himself paid the same price. For this very reason we must remember that when the last prophet comes he will have the greatest opposition to meet, for Satan well knows that if he loses now, he loses forever.” (General Conference Special, p. 6)

Thus we should expect to see Satan’s attempt to hood wink us by any and all metheds, of which gaslighting is his first and orginal successful method! To get a more firm understanding of what gaslighting is let’s look at an example.

John and Ron are walking down the road one day, the Sun is out and it’s a most beautiful day. John says “Oh my what a gorgeous blue sky we have today!” Ron responds “It’s not blue John, it’s a cosmic shade of atmospheric green, which causes it to just look blue”. HUH? John wonders. John then begins to doubt his own eyes, could it be that Ron is right and that the sky really isn’t blue?

Thus John has been gaslighted to an extent, depending on how much he believes in Ron’s attempt to convince him the sky’s color is not what he really sees.

With this tastic now firmly in our minds let’s look at an attempt by our adversary to gaslight present truth believers today.

The attempt — Christ and His trophies (those who were raised with Him at His resurrection) are not the wavesheaf of the first fruits the 144,000. The “real” wavesheaf are select present truth believers “Davidian Seventh-day Adventists”. These will soon be disclosed to view.

The Ceremonial Chart —

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Ok closely inspect this inspired Chart. Take a look at the top of it near the 1844 sign. What do we see at the right of that sign? A Wavesheaf bundle. It’s placement there is not haphazard, for it has meaning, let us read —

“Ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: and he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it….And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God:…and ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete: even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.

Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the first fruits unto the Lord….Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.” Lev. 23:10,11, 14-17, 39.

Here we see commanded the observance of three harvest rites: (1) the ceremony of the wave-sheaf, at the beginning of the first harvest; (2) the ceremony of the wave-loaves, at the close of the first harvest; and (3) the feast of tabernacles at the close of the second harvest. Being typical, these two grain harvests with their three literal sacraments, accordingly foreshadow two soul harvests with three spiritual rites, the first of which is the

First Fruits With Wave-Sheaf And Wave-Loaves.

Being of cut stalks of grain, the wave-sheaf signified fruits to be harvested. And as the sheaf was to be offered before the sickle was put to the grain and gathered into sheaves, it obviously pointed forward to a spiritual harvest of first fruits to be gathered.” (Tract 3 page 75-76)

Now with these instructions from the Lord, how can we put the above into our application for today? Let us read —

“For more than a thousand years the annual waving of the sheaf pointed forward to its antitypical event, the resurrection of Christ. And as Christ arose on the very day that the wave-sheaf was to be offered, the day “after the Sabbath,” let no one attribute the singular concurrence of these two events on that day to mere coincidence or to any cause other than divine design. “He was the antitype of the wave-sheaf,” declares the Spirit of Prophecy, “and His resurrection took place on the very day when the wave-sheaf was to be presented before the Lord.” — Desire of Ages, p. 785 .

So Christ, the first fruits, and those who with Him at His resurrection came forth from the grave, raised to everlasting life, were the antitypical wave-sheaf of the dead. And since the wave-sheaf of grain pointed forward to the ingathering of the first fruits of the field, just so those who arose with Christ, being first fruits of the dead, pointed forward to the ingathering of the gospel’s first fruits — the 120 disciples. But as those who arose with Christ ascended with Him as trophies of His victory over death and the grave, they thereby became a living type, and thus

The Wave-Sheaf Of The Living.” (Tract 3, p. 79-80)

Ah, we see that Christ and His trophies fulfilled a DOUBLE APPLICATION –one for the dead, one for the living, as the wavesheaf! The Chart shows this clearly (Bottom sheaf and Top sheaf). But there is more —

“From these facts it can more clearly be seen that those whom Christ took with Him were the living wave-sheaf and the only one that has been offered in the heavenly sanctuary; and that as ones raised from the dead, they are the first fruits of the dead, whereas as ones everliving before the Father, they are the living wave-sheaf of the first fruits of the living, the 144,000 servants of God, who sequentially precede

The Second Fruits And The Feast Of Tabernacles.” (Tract 3, p. 80)

God’s word magnificently explained and clear, right? Not so fast. Our adversary has a active teacher in our midst who he uses to say “That’s not what you see on that Chart, neither is it what you read in those words.” Gaslighting all over again!

Sadly, some are falling for it today. What this twister of the word does, is construct other passages from the Elijah message to show what you see is not what you see. Rather you must see the true reality. Satan, just as in the times of Eve, explains that something else is there, that what we see, we don’t really see. Why we have missed something! It’s deception brethren! The sooner who know his ploys the sooner we stand firm and continue on the straight and narrow path.

In closing, let us be good students and know what our adversary does since the beginning, then we shall , by God’s grace make it to His kingdom. His Word is clear , straight and doesn’t need to be spiritualized , twisted or cancelled out by the original gaslighter!

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