Written by Dionne Sabbay Thompson April 28, 2011 (Revised)

Praise God as many souls in the Southern section of the United States remain sustained by God, given the seriousness of the Tornado that visited several States that include: Alabama (Pleasant grove, Tuscaloosa), Mississippi (Smithville) and Chattanooga Tennessee, among others. Let us remember survivors and their families in our prayers, without ceasing 1Thess. 5:17, as natural disasters will soon become increasingly more deadly to earth's inhabitants. Such tragedies as the recent earthquake in Japan cause many to ponder whether these signs are pointing to Christ's "Second Advent". Be aware, that as God's sealed remnant, there is no need to fear, as not one Christian perished at the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. see Great Controversy p. 30. Individual reports via CNN The South, often associated with the term “the Bible belt” experienced a wave of serious tornados over the past two days, leaving by-standers in shock, expressing much grieve as hundreds of lives were lost, while massive damage was done in this short span of time. Why would God permit such a tragic event to occur? Remember that within such a great tragedy as this; God’s mercy is still interceding, preventing more casualties. Sadly, sin has caused this destructivity, by way of the destroying angel, Satan: and, regarding forthcoming last day plagues, God’s mercy will not be interwoven or mixed in its destructivity, as per Rev 14:10’s third angel, also see Rev. 15:1-8, and 16:1-21 regarding the seven last plagues.

God does not kill and in defense of His eternally righteous Character and Government, God is a “Consuming Fire” but, outside of sin being destroyed in His presence, who has He destroyed see Deut. 4:24, 9:3, Heb. 12:29? For our eternally loving Father “giving up” His creatures to sinful destruction is a “strange act” see Rom. 1:24-28.

Conversely “sin” as a principle is functional, resulting in death James 1:14-15. The universe needs to recognize that Satan causes destruction. Satan, “…the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon,” is the chief destroying angel Rev. 9:11. As per the Great Controversy p. 589-590: “ In accidents and calamities by sea and land, in great conflagrations, in fierce, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power”. The wicked, by rejecting God’s mercy, have chosen to remain separate from God. The winepress represents the wrath of God. The winepress’ blood represents a slaughter between the unrighteous, who will eventually turn on each other and their false teachers during Jacob’s Time of Trouble, which is sooner than most individuals think see - Dan. 12:1-4 Eze. 9:3-6. During “Jacob’s time of Trouble” bloodshed will be unbearable, compared to wine running out of the winepress.1 Friends, please choose to be “SEALED” by Christ today, as God is drawing you to Him, and this may be your last opportunity John 6:35-44, 12:30-32.

Character Purity Ministries, located in Pelham, New York (Westchester County), aims to edify the globe about the Three Angels' Messages, the Loud cry and all relevant end-time present Truth, as Christ's return is imminent: and, He hopes to cut His short in righteousness Rom. 1:16-17, 9:28; Rev. 14:6-12.


Thompson, D. A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection p. 39.

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