THE MESSAGE GOD HAS GIVEN US TO BEAR IS THE PROCLAMATION OF THE SOON COMING OF CHRIST, THE NECESSITY OF OBEDIENCE TO THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, AND THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS. THIS MESSAGE IS THE BURDEN OF OUR WORK.
*Thoughts from Testimonies for the Church, vol.6 p.290
An Omer Of Manna
The Saviour gives signs of His coming, and more than this, He fixes the time when the first of these signs shall appear: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
At the close of the great papal persecution, Christ declared, the sun should be darkened, and the moon should not give her light. Next, the stars should fall from heaven. And He says, “Learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that He is near, even at the doors.” Matthew 24:32, 33, margin.
Christ has given signs of His coming. He declares that we may know when He is near, even at the doors. DA 632