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LAODICEA - MEDIUMS  OF  THE  DEVIL,  part  3  (final)  quotes

1)    “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white rainment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and annoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:14-19.

2)     “...I was shown the people of God, and saw them mightily shaken.  Some, with strong faith and agonizing cries, were pleading with God.  Their countenances were pale, and marked with deep anxiety, expressive of their internal struggle.  Firmness and great earnestness were expressed in their countenances, while large drops of perspiration fell from their foreheads.  Now and then their faces would light up with the marks of God's approbation, and again the same solemn, earnest, anxious look would settle upon them....
     “Some, I saw, did not participate in this work of agonizing and pleading.  They seemed indifferent and careless.  They were not resisting the darkness around them, and it shut them in like a thick cloud.  The angels of God left these, and I saw them hastening to the assistance of those who were struggling with all their energies to resist the evil angels, and trying to help themselves by calling upon God with perseverance.  But the angels left those who made no effort to help themselves, and I lost sight of them.  As the praying ones continued their earnest cries, a ray of light from Jesus would at times come to them, to encourage their hearts, and light up their countenances.
     “I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen, and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans.  This will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth.  Some will not bear this straight testimony.  They will rise up against it, and this will cause a shaking among God's people.
     “The testimony of the True Witness has not been half heeded.  The solemn testimony upon which the destiny of the church hangs has been lightly esteemed, if not entirely disregarded.  This testimony must work deep repentance, and all that truly receive it will obey it and be purified....My attention was then turned to the company I had seen, who were mightily shaken.  I was shown those who I had before seen weeping and praying with agony of spirit.  The company of guardian angels around them had been doubled, and they were clothed with an armor from their head to their feet.  They moved in exact order, firmly, like a company of soldiers.  Their countenances expressed the severe conflict which they had endured, the agonizing struggle they had passed through.  Yet their features, marked with severe internal anguish, now shone with the light and glory of heaven.  They had obtained the victory, and it called forth from them the deepest gratitude and holy sacred joy.
     “The numbers of this company had lessened.  Some had been shaken out, and left by the way.  The careless and indifferent, who did not join with those who prized victory and salvation enough to perseveringly plead and agonize for it, did not obtain it, and they were left behind in darkness, but their numbers were immediately made up by others taking hold of the truth and coming into the ranks.  Still the evil angels pressed around them, but they could have no power over them.
     “I heard those clothed with the armor speak forth the truth in great power.  It had effect.  I saw those who had been bound; some wives had been bound by their husbands, and some children had been bound by their parents.  The honest who had been held or prevented from hearing the truth, now eagerly laid hold of it.  All fear of their relatives was gone.  The truth alone was exalted to them.  It was dearer and more precious than life.  They had been hungering and thirsting for truth.  I asked what had made this great change.  An angel answered: 'It is the latter rain, the refreshing from the presence of the Lord, the loud cry of the third angel.
     “Great power was with these chosen ones.”  Testimonies, vol 1, p 179-183.

3)    How do you rid all traces of Laodicea out of your heart, mind and life?
     “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh (Laodiceanism), but after the Spirit.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  For to be carnally minded (Laodicea) is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  Romans 8:1-10.

     These inspired verses reveal that you have to be converted each day unto God in order not to walk after the Laodicean flesh, but instead to walk after the righteous Spirit of God.  It is the work of the Holy Spirit to convict us of our sins, but then self rises up and says: “I will not give it up.”  God wants you to crucify self, and take the first step in obeying Him through the power of your will.  When you do this God will give you the grace and the divine strength to take the next step and the next, until you overcome that sin and that portion of Laodicea out of your life.  This internal struggle to obtain the kingdom of heaven is depicted in Luke 17:20-21 and Matthew 11:12, and you can see it more clearly in our booklet on  THE WILL - YOUR POWER OF CHOICE).

4)    It's upto you to choose what destiny you receive!
     “Not one of us will ever receive the seal of God while our characters have one spot or stain upon them.  It is left with us to remedy the defects in our characters, to cleanse the soul temple of every defilement.  Then the latter rain will fall upon us as the early rain fell upon the disciples on the Day of Pentecost.”  Testimonies, vol 5, p 214.

5)    The destiny of all “hangs in the balance” upon receiving or rejecting this straight shut-door message.
     “Then I saw Laodiceans.  They will make a mighty effort.  Will they get the victory?...They are coming to conclusions that bring them into close quarters, and they cannot tell where they be themselves, for they are lost in the foggy, terrible fear that takes hold of them.  Anguish of spirit will seize them.  Dare they admit that the door is shut?  The sin against the Holy Ghost was to ascribe to Satan what belongs to God or what the Holy Ghost has done.  They said the shut door was of the devil and now admit it is against their own lives.  They shall die the death.”  Manuscript Releases, vol 13, p 301-302.

6)    “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of our salvation”. 2 Corinthians 6:2.

     “While it is said, To day (for tomorrow may be too late) if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” Hebrews 3:15.
     “Do not leave this place till you are fitted up for the work.  You can be a blessing for the cause of God or you can be a curse.  Which will you be?”  1888 Materials, p 588.

There is a heaven without Laodicea to win, and a hell with Laodicea to shun!