Am I a victim of technology? or sloppy commentary?
My computer was taken over by ransomeware in January. It was a challenge to get it up and running again. Lost access to my passwords and got locked out several discussions.
When I made my “solo” comment, my screen did not display the four comments that came before me. Or I thought they were part of the article. Either way I was wrong and apologize for my erroneous comment.
If I am not the target audience that the writer was aiming at, so be it. I do not enjoy reading, and I will not read what I do not enjoy. Reading is a chore that I must do to learn facts and when it becomes needlessly laborious or boring, I move on.
Allow me to share some clues from Ellen White’s Spirit of prophecy writings:
The “time of trouble, such as never was,” is soon to open upon us; and we shall need an experience which we do not now possess and which many are too indolent to obtain. It is often the case that trouble is greater in anticipation than in reality; but this is not true of the crisis before us. The most vivid presentation cannot reach the magnitude of the ordeal. In that time of trial, every soul must stand for himself before God. “Though Noah, Daniel, and Job” were in the land, “as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.” Ezekiel 14:20 (GC 622.4).
Jesus rose up, and shut the door, and entered the Holy of Holies, at the 7th month 1844; but Michael’s standing up (Daniel 12:1) to deliver his people, is in the future (WLF 12.4).
Michael had not stood up, and that the time of trouble, such as never was, had not yet commenced. The nations are now getting angry, but when our High Priest has finished His work in the sanctuary, He will stand up, put on the garments of vengeance, and then the seven last plagues will be poured out (EW 36.1).
“The commencement of that time of trouble,” here mentioned does not refer to the time when the plagues shall begin to be poured out, but to a short period just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary. At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in check so as not to prevent the work of the third angel. At that time the “latter rain,” or refreshing from the presence of the Lord, will come, to give power to the loud voice of the third angel, and prepare the saints to stand in the period when the seven last plagues shall be poured out (EW 85.3).
The light that Daniel received direct from God was given especially for these last days. The visions he saw by the banks of the Ulai and the Hiddekel…are now in process of fulfillment, and all the events foretold will soon have come to pass (4BC 1166.5).
I was by the side of the great river, which [is] Hiddekel …Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me (Daniel 10:4, 13).
As I read EGW
- Michael stood in 1844, but that is not the final complete meaning of Daniel 12:1.
- Michael stands to bring on the Time of Trouble.
- after the Time of Trouble begins the latter rain comes.
- Michael stands and puts on the garments of vengeance and comes to rescue the saints.
Jesus stood in 1844 to begin the Investigative Judgment…OK
Jesus stands at the end of the IJ to return for His saints…OK
Why is Michael called ONE OF THE CHIEF PRINCES?
Who is the Michael that stands to begin the Time of Trouble…My study says Michael Pence.
The whole study is in “The Last Trump Shall Sound: Michael Stands”