Revelation 11:1

Posted Sep 01, 2014 by Viktor Horvath in General Hits: 2,962

Dear Borthers and Sisters,

 

Recently I had a conversation with one of my colleagues, who is a pentecostal christian and he told me, that God did not reject Israel as a nation and God is still working for them. I disagreed with him and I told him that there is a profecy in the book of Daniel, about 70 weeks = 490 years, that predicted the close of probation for Israel as a nation. Later I was thinking on this topic and a thought came into my mind, that there is a similarity between the 70 week profecy and Revelation 11:1. The jews did not understand the 70 week profecy and they did not realize that they are not the choosen nation anymore. The 70 week profecy was all about judgement. For God's rejection a judgement is necessary and Matthew 23:37-38 was the judgement: " O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate."

According to Revelation 11:1, the adventist church as an organization will also be judged: "And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein." I asked the church members regarding this verse and everybody told me that God will not reject (will not judge) the adventist church as an organization, only the unfaithful will be rejected (and judged). Everybody told me that the unfaithful will leave the church and thus the church will be purified. However I understand this verse differently and I think Ellen White talked about this judgement: "In the balances of the sanctuary the Seventh-day Adventist church is to be weighed. She will be judged by the privileges and advantages that she has had. If her spiritual experience does not correspond to the advantages that Christ, at infinite cost, has bestowed on her, if the blessings conferred have not qualified her to do the work entrusted to her, on her will be pronounced the sentence: “Found wanting.” By the light bestowed, the opportunities given, will she be judged.{8T 247.2}" This also clearly speaks about the judgement on the organization, not just about the judgement on the members and they think that it is impossible for God to reject the organization. Just like the jews, they thought that it was impossible for God to reject the jewish nation.

I see that many church member adhere to the organization more that to God. The organization is their idol. They will be unable to stand alone in the great crisis. The are in great danger. They are blind and they reject everything I say. I do not know what to do.