Guest Blog: Esther Knott

At the time of writing this, I have been two weeks with little to no secular media contact—no TV, no radio, and only sporadic minimal connection to the internet for work purposes. (I've been at Michigan camp meeting.) My only reason for commenting on the lack of media infiltration into my life is to let you know that this will not be a commentary on what has been happening in the world—but more of what is in THE WORD. It seems the secular media is always full of bad news—telling you what the devil has been up to all day long.

In doing some research for our Contagious Adventist seminar publication this fall, I’ve been seeped in a study of “the sanctuary”. The sanctuary shows the badness of sin and the goodness of God. So, as our nation celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence I invite you to consider making a declaration of dependence—on the One who has been turning bad news into good news for 6,000 years.

The story of the Good Balloon Man (as told in the children’s story this Sabbath) is a wonderful illustration that there is value in being bound to something that will only lead us in the right direction.

What does your life declare to your family, friends, neighbors, the universe? What we declare is a reflection of what we believe the sanctuary declares.

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Thank you so much for takin the time to Let me know something good.Instead of the Bad.It is very refreshing..I hear bad news everyday,like you said, from Tv and other sources.I have been very depressed and TODAY you put a smile in my heart,,Thank you. Tamara

Dear Pastor Dwight I have been developing the thought of sharing my faith with others. Is there any way that we can have somehow access to the Contagious Adventist seminar so we can get tools to share our Lord.

Imagine that! The world has ended! It has ended! These are the days of the counting of HIS jewels. 1844: The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, [that the time of the cleansing of the sanctuary was come and shall last until] the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound -- [when] the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets. (Rev 10:5-7) Consider now the corresponding wrath of Satan (the rise of Evolutionary Theory, of the Daughters of Babylon, of Earthquakes, of Volcanoes, of Hurricanes, of the immaterial, lying wonders of Entertainment, of Spiritualism, of Diseases, of Selfishness, of Humanism, of Doubt, of Anger, of the love of Money and Power, and of fearful Uncertainty): all these he presents to us in our very living room! Do not forget either the ferocious rage of World wars I and II and tens of other brutal revolutions, counter-revolutions and the Terror of beheadings and suicide bombings! Just so we might forget the decisions being made about us above, just so many would not know they still have a chance, even now in this our day, to have their names registered at the very last minute, to have their cases patiently heard and faithfully represented, to still, beyond all comprehension, be given the same reward as those who labored since the early dawn. Rejoice oh people! Rejoice and be exceeding glad! Clap your hands and make a loud noise, for great is the reward of our salvation! In a little while and He will stand up, the judgment would be ended and He will come for us!

The plan is that the Contagious Adventist Seminar materials will be available in January of 2010. The material will include a leader's guide, participant's manual, power point, and a DVD of the actual seminar presentations. It will be published by Seminars Unlimited. Feel free to contact us for an update again in January.

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