Anchor 2016 Class 19
The Seal of the Living God Part 2
Seal of the Living God
Seal of the Living God
The following transcript comprises the first few minutes of this Anchor 2016 Class 19 presentation by Pastor Stephen Bohr. I welcome you to this page and pray that you might find the videos in this series as enlightening and informative as I have found them.
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Pastor Stephen Bohr
I don’t think that we’re going to be able to extend this particular lesson, ‘The Seal of the Living God’ to the totality of this lecture as we are going to deal with the changing of the ordinance in the second part of our class during this session, but let’s first of all complete the lesson that we were studying before.
‘The Sabbath as a Deeper Spiritual Experience’, in the book ‘In Heavenly Places’ page 237 Ellen White clearly shows that there is an internal, and there is an external when it comes to the work of the Holy Spirit, this is how it reads.
“The quiet, consistent, godly life is a living epistle, known and read of all men. Holiness is not shaped from without or put on; it radiates from within. If goodness, purity, meekness, lowliness, and integrity dwell in the heart, they will shine forth in the character; and such a character is full of power. Not the instrument, but the great worker in whose hand the instrument is used, receives the glory. The heart filled with the Savior’s love, daily receives grace to impart. The life reveals the redeeming power of the truth.”
19 The Seal of the Living God Continued Anchor Bible Study Secrets Unsealed
19 The Seal of the Living God Continued Anchor Bible Study Secrets UnsealedStudy Notes Available at: http://www.secretsunsealed.org/produc... Will Your Anchor Hold In The Coming Storm? Topics Covered in “The Great Prophecies of Daniel & Revelation” Class – taught by Pastor Bohr 385 pages Notes on Revelation 13 Church and State in Revelation 13: The Background of Daniel 2 Lessons from the Jewish Harlot of Christ’s Day Notes on Revelation 12 Comments on Revelation 13:1-10 Revelation’s Land Beast The Image of and to The Beast The Number of the Beast: 666 The Beast, His Image and His Number: The Old Testament Background The Mark of the Beast The Seal of the Living God Changing the Ordinance A Day to Remember: The Sabbath from Eden to Eden Reflections on Daniel 11 Decoding the Mysteries of Revelation 17 The Last Link in the Prophetic Chain Christ and Antichrist Catholics Protestants and Worldlings Reflections on the Pope’s Agenda WHAT IS ANCHOR? Anchor is a seminary-level course of study on the fundamentals of Seventh-day Adventist theology, taught by Pastor Stephen Bohr and guest theologians. Registration fee includes required text books and lecture handouts. Each student is responsible for his/her own daily meals, accommodations and transportation. ANCHOR’S MISSION STATEMENT The mission of ANCHOR is to settle students into the Truth both intellectually and spiritually so that they cannot be moved and to provide the theological skills to share with others the reason for the hope that is in them. “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:19-20 “Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who had had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels’ messages, and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of Satan.” Early Writings, p. 256 (emphasis supplied)
So when we’re right inside, we will be right outside. Then we have this statement, it’s found in volume 10 of ‘Manuscript Releases’ page 252.
“Just as soon as the people of God are sealed in their fore-heads–it is not any seal or mark that can be seen, but a settling into the truth, both intellectually and spiritually, (So what is the sealing? A settling into the truth, both intellectually, and spiritually.) so that they cannot be moved–just as soon as God’s people are sealed and prepared for the shaking, it will come.”
So is there an internal settling into the truth that is involved in the sealing? Absolutely; there has to be an internal work which is exhibited by keeping the external sign of the Sabbath. Two more statements from Ellen White on this particular point that the Sabbath is a sign of a deeper spiritual experience, she states
“The Sabbath is a test to this generation. In obeying the fourth commandment in spirit and truth, (that’s the internal) men will obey all the precepts of the Decalogue. To fulfill this commandment one must (notice the condition: to fulfill the commandment one must) love God supremely, and exercise love toward all creatures that he has made.”
And then ‘Review and Herald’ May 21 1895.