Wednesday: Vindication in the Judgment
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As Scripture has shown, God’s judgment is good news for those of us who believe in Him, who trust in Him, and who are loyal to Him, even though “we cannot answer the charges of Satan against us.”—Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 472. However, the judgment is not only for … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Vindication at the Cross
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From the very beginning, God left no doubt that He would invalidate Satan’s accusations and demonstrate His ultimate love and justice. His justice demands that there be payment of the penalty for mankind’s sin. His love seeks to restore humanity into fellowship with Him. How could God manifest both? How did God demonstrate both His … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Accusations
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After his fall from heaven, Satan attempted to distort and slander God’s character. He did this in Eden (Gen. 3:1–5), in the midst of the first “sanctuary” on earth. Satan brought his rebellion, which originated in the heavenly sanctuary, down to the earthly sanctuary of Eden. After initiating contact with Eve through the medium of … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Revolt in the Heavenly Sanctuary
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Read Ezekiel 28:12–17 and Isaiah 14:12–15. What do these verses teach about Lucifer’s fall? At first glance, Ezekiel 28:12 seems to be talking about only an earthly monarch. Several aspects, however, suggest that this is really referring to Satan. For starters, this being is referred to as the anointed cherub “who covers” (Ezek. 28:14, NKJV), … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character
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Read for This Week’s Study: Ezek. 28:12–17, Isa. 14:12–15, Job 1:6–12, Zech. 3:1–5, 1 John 4:10, 2 Tim. 4:8, Ezek. 36:23–27. Memory Text: “And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments” (Revelation 16:7). Seventh-day Adventists understand reality through the biblical concept of the … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Ghost Dancer, part 1
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I am Daniel-at least that is the name I have taken. I live in the country of Benin, the birthplace of voodoo. My grandmother was a voodoo priestess; so was my mother. People would come and whisper their problem or their wish into a seashell, which the priestess throws on the ground. How it lands … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Our Prophetic Message
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Further Study: For the view of the three angels’ messages by Ellen G. White, see “Heralds of the Morning,” pp. 299–316,” “An American Reformer,” pp. 317–342, “Light Through Darkness,” pp. 343–354, “A Great Religious Awakening,” pp. 355–374, in The Great Controversy for the first angel’s message. For the second angel’s message, see “Prophecies Fulfilled,” pp. … [Click to read more …]

11: Our Prophetic Message – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Our Prophetic Message December 11, 2013] 1. “I saw another angel.” What do the messages of the three angels of Revelation have in common? Or are their messages distinct and different? How do the angels communicate their urgent messages with believers on Planet Earth? Would you rather see them flying in the sky … [Click to read more …]