Evil on evil! says the Lord the Eternal—it is coming, the hour has come, the hour is striking, and striking at you, the hour and the end ! Ezekiel 7:5, 6,
Fearful is the issue to which the world is to be brought. The powers of earth, uniting to war against the commandments of God, will decree that all, “both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,” shall conform to the customs of the church by observance of the false sabbath. All who refuse compliance will be visited with civil penalties, and it will finally be declared that they are deserving of death. On the other hand, the law of God enjoining the Creator's rest day demands obedience, and threatens wrath against all who transgress its precepts.
With the issue thus clearly brought before him, whosoever shall trample upon God's law to obey a human enactment, receives the mark of the beast; he accepts the sign of allegiance to the power which he chooses to obey instead of God.
The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty; for it is the point of truth especially controverted. When the final test shall be brought to bear upon men, then the line of distinction will be drawn between those who serve God and those who serve Him not. While the observance of the false sabbath in compliance with the law of the state, contrary to the fourth commandment, will be an avowal of an allegiance to a power that is in opposition to God, the keeping of the true Sabbath, in obedience to God's law, is an evidence of loyalty to the Creator. While one class, by accepting the sign of submission to earthly powers, receive the mark of the beast, the other, choosing the token of allegiance to divine authority, receive the seal of God.
Heretofore those who presented the truths of the third angel's message have been often regarded as mere alarmists.... But as the question of enforcing Sunday observance is widely agitated, the event so long doubted and disbelieved is seen to be approaching, and the third message will produce an effect which it could not have had before.
It is said, that man's friend is dog. And its true! A dog is a friend.
The word of God warns us about dogs! Let's see. Hebrews 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation. Again. 2 Peter 2:22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to his own vomit, and a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.
Many are those who walks and live like dogs! These are their character, they promise not do the things they used to do but later on will return for it again. Beware of friends! A dog will vomit and will return for it again! Beware of friends! You have something precious, you are beloved, don't you see, don't you know, just make your life right and no one will take it out. You are a child of God, make it right these days lest you be trampled by them. Glory! Mathew 7:6 Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in piece.
A dog and a swine! We all know these animals. Make a swine clean, and it will return to that which made it dirty. These are the character of many!
You know your friends, watch!
Now if you are with them in all things, then it true! Birds of the same feathers.....continue!
But if you are not like them, then get out from among them! Separate yourself!
I have loved you ever since forever Before time first took deeply a breath and softly sighed And the universe began to beat a rhythmic timpani When tender thoughts were nurtured and feelings grew Gentle love was born, fervently cradled and furthermore Exquisitely she bloomed When words eventuated into poetry An art so beautiful with splendid wings of silken thread To soar stupendous and dive divinely regal We were two lost souls wandering Amidst these tumultuous conflicting tides The direction an aimless meandering saunter With neither purpose, reason nor place for rest Circling back again these same vacant empty shores Silent echoes left upon endless footprints Untainted, unblemished No graffiti bejewelling Or masterpiece beguiling Nor adornment to emblazon starkly such bleak canvas Only our own impressions on the sand No answers, no replies No love story to be sweetly penned Intrepid fools Hapless hearts Foolishly courageous Both souls intent Following the one moon The same moon Paper thin On a lilac flimsy whim One soulful beseeching wish This mindless labyrinth forgotten in unseen solitude Beyond infinite realms of quietude The softest whisper etched between empty pages A night lit by moon's solitary candlelight Her scintillating orb bleeding happily waxen tears This unfolding darkness of beautiful dreams When you said you were mine
~ Josie A Kerr 15.09.2019
Inspired by the Pink Floyd song "Wish You Were Here" and the line "We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl year after year"