< SS Lesson 10

SDA Sabbath School Lessons
Sunday September 1, 1996

Focus on Christ, not the crisis.
(Ps. 16:8)

In what way is Enoch a type of those to be translated at the second coming? Gen. 5:22.

"We can have what Enoch had. We can have Christ as our constant companion. Enoch walked with God, and when assailed by the tempter, he could talk with God about it. He had no 'It is written' as we have, but he had a knowledge of his heavenly Companion. He made God his Counsellor, and was closely bound up with Jesus. And Enoch was honored in this course. He was translated to heaven without seeing death. And those who will be translated at the close of time, will be those who commune with God on earth." Ellen G. White Comments, SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 1, p. 1087.

After his son's birth, "the infinite, unfathomable love of God through Christ became the subject of his meditations day and night. With all the fervor of his soul he sought to reveal that love to the people among whom he dwelt." Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, p. 329.

In what way is the experience of Moses instructive for the end-time remnant? Heb. 11:27.

The Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, led by Moses, is a type of our final exodus from this world to the heavenly Canaan. "He looked to God and trusted in Him for strength to carry him uncorrupted through every form of temptation. He knew that a special work had been assigned to him, and he desired as far as possible to make that work thoroughly successful. But he knew that he could not do this without divine aid, for he had a perverse people to deal with. The presence of God carried him through the most trying situations.

"Moses did not merely think of God; he saw Him. God was the constant vision before him; he never lost sight of His face. He saw Jesus as his Saviour, and he believed that the Saviour's merits would be imputed to him. This faith was to Moses no guesswork; it was a reality. This is the kind of faith we need, faith that will endure the test. Oh, how often we yield to temptation because we do not keep our eye upon Jesus!" Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 65 (See Ps. 16:8; 25:15; Acts 2:25.)

From Ellen White's first vision in Early Writings, pages 13 to 20, (1) in what way alone are God's people safe? and (2) what is the fundamental difference between those who arrive safely to heaven and those who do not?