The Spirit of Prophecy
What is the spirit of prophecy?
John the Revelator possessed the spirit of prophecy which is the testimony of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:2; 19:10).
John, the last of the living disciples also learned that he had brethren with the same spirit of prophecy seen in Revelation 12:17 as the Remnants or leftovers of the original New Testament church. Also the leftovers of the great and bitter disappointment seen in Revelation chapter ten.
John was in the spirit on the Lord’s day (1:10) which shows us that 40 years after the crucifixion of Christ, the Sabbath of the Lord Jesus (Matthew 12:8) was still being kept holy. And Jesus says that His Sabbath day of worship is for all mankind (Mark 2:27,28; Luke 6:5).
In the closing hours of earth history, this spirit of prophecy is again manifested in God’s remnant church: “And the dragon (Satan) was wroth with the woman (church0 and went make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”–Revelation 12:17
How do we identify the leftover church? “And He (God) gave Moses when He made an end of communing with him upon Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.”–Exodus 31:18 So what are the Ten Commandments called? Testimony. Since it was the LOrd Jesus Himself who gave His laws on Mount Sinai, it must be the testimony of Jesus.
Today 50% of the Christian church denies the 10 Commandments by claiming that they are nailed to the cross and the other half believes they are still binding but only nine of them. Some say that the moral law belongs to the old covenant only.
This only leaves the “Seventh-day Adventist” church to qualify as those keeping the commandments of God and having the testimony of Jesus [God]. Adventists are being accused of being legalists because of Sabbath keeping. We ask, have you killed anybody lately? They say no, and we say, then you must accuse yourselves to be legalists because the commandment, not to kill, comes from the same law as the seventh day Sabbath of the Lord Jesus.
Seventh-day Adventists have been preaching the three angels messages of Revelation 14:6-12 since 1844 when Jesus Christ started the judgment in the heavenly Sanctuary temple, according to Daniel 8:14.
The faith of Jesus [Revelation 12:17; 14:12] is necessary to be able to have that law written in our hearts. The faith of Jesus was a victorious faith over sin and temptation [1 John 5:4].
What then, is the testimony or witness of Jesus Christ? Jesus is our Creator God and therefore rightful owner of the Sabbath and, being the “GREAT I AM”, [John 8:58; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 9:6] Jesus was, therefore, the very God who gave the 10 Commandment to Moses on Mt. Sinai. Throughout the New Testament, His Creatorship is proclaimed. John 1:1-3, 10; 1 Cor 8:6; Eph 3:9; Col 1:16, 17; Heb 1:1-3, 8; Rev 4:11.
The Christian world is looking towards earthly Jerusalem for the rebuilding of the temple while ignoring our Lord Jesus doing intercession. All Christians must become spiritual Jews according to Ephesians 2:11: “Wherefore remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh..being aliens to the commonwealth of Israel.”-verse 12.
“Even when you were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, (by grace you are saved); And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly Places in Christ Jesus.”–Eph. 2:5,6; Rev. 11:1. Now the only places the Bible tells us about, are the holy and most holy places of the Sanctuary temple in heaven where Jesus officiates as our great high priest. There over the ark of His testament (Revelation 11:19) is God’s mercy seat where our sins are forgiven and under the mercy seat are God’s Ten Commandments which point out sin. These Ten Commandments are also called the tables of testimony or witness (Exodus 31:18).