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Thank you for stopping by and visiting our website. We are excited to be able to share with you our testimonies and the many life-changing experiences that we have faced and gone through. With this, it is our aim to provide and share from our website all the resouces and information that we have found to be of great help in aiding us to live a sanctified life in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
May God bless and guide you to all truths
Tony & Rosemary, Australia
How we came to know God
and how we were lead to
know and accept this truth
Part 1 - How Rosemary found God:
I used to be heavily into the spiritual realm, fortune telling, aliens and all those sorts of strange things, but at the same time I also believed in a God. Yet my sole purpose for dwelling into those theories was driven by my earnest desire to learn about the real meaning of life. I was not satisfied to just live "this life". I had to find out why we are here and the “true” meaning or the purpose of it?
In the beginning of 2006, my brother Sambo introduced me to a Presbyterian church that he was attending for a short time and introduced me to the Bible. I remember back then I never even knew what a Bible was! I mean, I have seen them lying around but the content of it, I had no idea. I almost laughed at him when he asked me to visit his church. Nevertheless he started telling me about his church, about his God and gave me his spare Bible to read. Out of curiosity I gave it the benefit of the doubt and opened the Bible for the very first time in my life and began to read.
I started off on the very first chapter of Genesis and as I was reading I somewhat found it very intriguing? After reading a few pages into Genesis I remember running back to ask my brother - "is this really true or is it just a fairy tale? because it sure sounded like one!" And I remember asking him - "is this really what God is like? And is this really how our world was created and how our human race had transcended? And is our great parents really Adam and Eve?" I had so many questions, but finally my brother asked me to go with him to church that coming Sunday. With so many questions running in my mind I decided to go and I happily joined a cell group at his church.
Though as I kept reading more and more of the Bible I came across certain things written in the Bible that seemed contradictory to and not in-line with what was being preach at the church that I was attending.
The first conflict I came across was: how is it that God is a God of love, if the wicked continue to burn in hell and stay tormented there for eternity; whilst the saved supposedly live happily ever after without tears or sorrow with God in heaven with that painful knowing? Such a contradiction! So then how can a God of love allow that to happen?
I asked a cell leader that question, who replied – "there are certain things that we cannot understand right now, but when we get up there we will." Not satisfied with that answer, I asked another cell leader and his reply was – "when we get to heaven we will be so consumed with all the good things in heaven that we will forget about the tormented sinners below." Still dissatisfied I asked a pastor – and his reply was – "God will show to us all their wickedness and we will come to agree with God that they deserve to be punished for eternity that way. Also that God may remodel our minds and take away certain parts of our conscious, so that we may not remember parts of our lives when we were here on earth, and so we may not remember those sinners who were once our loved ones burning in hell."
I was never content with those answers, and this along with many more conflicts began to arouse doubts and alarm bells for me. Nevertheless I kept reading the Bible and continued to go to that Presbyterian church for some time, hoping that one day things will unravel and connect.
A few month later my brother Sambo who introduced me to the Bible and his church, did a 180 degree spin on me and said he was no longer going to attend church. He said he had discovered a new truth and introduced me to the Rosicrucian Order. That was something very different. In short it is based on mystics, who study and practice the metaphysical laws governing the universe. The members attempt to gain ultimate knowledge of God by a direct experience that bypasses the mind and are taught that they can reach the experience of being gods themselves and have the inner power to do and control anything. As they learn and progress they move into higher levels of enlightenment.
A year into this, my lovely brother Sambo did another spin on me and introduced me to the theory of aliens - namely Bashar. Then later on to the theory of - the existence of parallel universes. This multiverse is a theory in which our universe is not the only one but that many universes exist parallel to each other. These distinct universes within the multiverse theory are called parallel universes. It basically means every being/soul can live and exist simultaneously on multiple dimensions based on their frequency level. Despite being introduced to all these strange theories and religions, confused as I was I continued to attend the Presbyterian Church.
Not long after dwelling into all of this, I finally reached a point where I became so confused and frustrated that I felt I could not go on like this any longer. I reached a state of spiritual limbo and I really wanted to find out once and for all what the truth really is.
Then one morning in 2007 I prayed to God. With agonising pain swirling in my chest and streams of tears rolling down my cheeks, I began to pray to God – "Dear God, I believe there is a God and I know you are there, but what kind of God are you? Are you some sort of energy field? Are you a spirit? Do you have some sort of form? Please let me know who or what you are? I am desperate to know the truth? Please God reveal to me your truth! I only want to know your truth! For me there is no meaning to life if I can’t live in truth, and I don’t want to waste my whole life living in falsehood. So dear God, even if I have to suffer in pain in order for you to reveal to me your truth, whatever it takes, please God, I am willing!
After the prayer, I got up knowing with all my heart that God out there has heard me and will answer my prayer. How or when I did not know but I truly believed that one day the truth will be shown to me.
One month after I said that prayer, on a Monday morning, I woke up to get ready for work as per usual when I suddenly noticed excruciating pain in my chest - it was so painful I could hardly breathe. My family called the ambulance and I was rushed to hospital only to later learn that I had Spontaneous Pneumothorax (my left lung collapsed 70%).
After one week in hospital I was awoken at 4AM in my hospital bed. There I sat, closing my eyes getting ready to pray to God for healing, when the most amazing thing happened, something I had never experienced before. Then and there, fully awake with my eyes closed, I was shown something that seemed like four visions. Now, I know that the definition of a vision in the Bible or prophecy is much different to my experience, nor was I a prophet, but I know no other words that can come close to describe what I saw or experienced.
So as best as I can describe, it was like a full coloured movie of four mini scenes that went from one mini scene to the next. And after each scene was shown I had a chance to ask God what they meant, and He revealed them to me via a two-way conversation as if through telepathy (He heard the questions in my mind and I heard His answers). So for the simplicity of it all, I have since called it my “Four Visions”.
My Four Visions:
I saw a lady scientist dressed in a long white robe, she was sitting in front of a gigantic computer, the size of a massive room. With great love, earnest interest and attention, she was looking through a microscope and with her hands she was tinkering with parts of the machine.
What a strange view I thought and I asked God what that meant and why He was showing me that image?
God revealed to me, just like this scientist who is the creator of that gigantic computer, He too is the creator of the whole universe.
Just as this scientist knows everything about this computer, such as: how it works, how to fix it when it breaks down and where all parts of the computer are, even the tiniest screw and bolts, God too is all knowing. With unconditional love and great interest, He sees and knows everything about me and the rest of the creatures in the universe. He even knows the number of hairs on my head! For there is nothing that is hidden from Him.
Also, just as this scientist had existed before the creation of this computer, so to did God exist even before time and before the creation of this whole universe. He is the Alpha and the Omega.
And just like this scientist who has an individual form with a personality and character, God does too.
Only later did I realise how true this really was when I came across the verse “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” Genesis 1:27. And still only later did I learn that God's character is revealed in the 10 Commandments and especially in the life of His begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Once I was satisfied with all the answers and understood who God was, He rolled out the next vision…
I found myself standing in a very old, dark alleyway with some sort of ceiling covering the top. The place looked and felt extremely dark, gloomy and spooky. All around, the walls and the ceiling where wrapped with cobwebs, spiders and creepy crawlies (back then the number one thing I feared most were spiders and cobwebs. I would literally squeal till my throat went sore and would jump like a crazy person at the sight of any spider, even the tiniest ones. Basically I had a phobia to spiders).
So in that scene I found myself feeling extremely frightened and scared by all the small and big spiders crawling around, and the atmosphere of that place was nothing but cold, lonely and desolate. So frightened and confused I did not know what to do nor where to go, for all I saw was darkness without a way of hope and escape. Yet I knew I could not give up and after desperately scanning the place for some time, I finally noticed that at the end of the alleyway were very, very thick cobwebs probably 30cm thick and behind it was a door, the only door present. But the cobweb were completely covering the door and then I realized that the door behind the cobwebs was my only hope and way of escape from this awful place!
Despite being frightened and unsure, I slowly moved towards the thick cobwebs at the end of the alleyway that was covering the door. But along the way the spiders and creepy crawlies kept approaching and scaring me as if trying hard to stop me from reaching the door. So the journey towards the door, though at first seemed only a short distance, now seemed long and tiring from all the distractions and fears that I was facing along the way. But with every effort and determination to get to the door, I finally reached the cobwebs that were covering the door. Oh how I hated Cobwebs... Now what? Afraid and unsure I took a deep breath and plunged in, with both arms stretched out, I tried to break through the Cobwebs. But to my surprise it would not budge, so I tried again and again with all my might and strength but it was no use, still it would not give way even to the slightest.
Puzzled and confused I came to a sad and disappointing realization that I could not break through the cobwebs on my own, but I was all the more determined and eager to know what could be on the other side and an earnest desire to really get through it. Then with great desperation and longing desire to reach the door, I drew all my focus and attention through the cobwebs to the door behind. Then out of nowhere, a tiny ray of light began to shine through the closed door, piercing through the thick cobweb and lighted up the once dark alleyway. Surprised and excited I continued to focus onto the light with more zeal, and in turn the light grew brighter and stronger. I then realised that the more effort I put into focusing on the light, the brighter, stronger and wider the light became, until eventually it pierced through one third of the cobwebs.
Then from the corner of my eye, something began moving towards me again and I got distracted. I lost focus of that marvelous powerful light, just to see another creepy spider approaching me, oh no, great! Then with more eagerness and desperation I returned back to focus on the light, but saw that it was already starting to shrink and fade away, and the thick cobweb that had been pierced by the light was already starting to mend back. With great desperation I again refocused and drew all my attention back onto the fading light. This time I was determined to hang onto it with all my might and strength and not let it go no matter what happens.
Then slowly, the glorious light began to illuminate and grew brighter and stronger yet again and started piercing through the cobwebs again until finally it broke through the entire cobweb. Excitedly, I pressed towards the door that was now fully exposed, then amazingly the door swung open on its own and I joyfully stepped in.
What I saw was breathtakingly out of this world! I was standing on a balcony that overlooked what looked like paradise! Its’ splendor and beauty was surely of another era, so beautiful that words fall short of describing its’ glory. But because I was standing on a balcony I was not able to step into that paradise yet.
In awe, I asked God what it all meant?
God had shown me that the dark, cold and lonely alleyway represents the life of a true Christian experience. It is not a popular fun place nor is it easy (which I later came to learn from the Bible that yes indeed it is the narrow way). The spiders, which I feared most, represents my personal weaknesses that I must overcome and gain victory over. The creepy crawlies and all the distractions represents the challenges and trials of a Christian’s journey that they must face and overcome in order to reach the promised land/God’s new kingdom.
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:" Matthew 7:13 "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it". Matthew 7:14
I was shown that the very thick cobwebs that was unbreakable by my own hands and strength, represents ones own sinful nature and weaknesses, that can only be cleansed and destroyed by Christ and their need to overcome them in order to be restored to God, and then be sanctified, which is a spiritual battle and the work of a lifetime. It involves having to deny oneself and needing to overcome all of ones personal fears and obstacles. And just as I was unable to break through the cobwebs with my own strength, likewise we cannot gain victory over all our challenges, fears and obstacles by our own strength. It is only made possible through having faith and receiving the imparted power of Christ (by receiving His spirit) that we can overcome and gain victory over all our sins and weaknesses.
And so I later learned that before this can happen, one must be born again in Christ and have the experience of Romans 8:1-13 (this addresses when one becomes truly converted, and receives the spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit and becomes born again).
Similarly just as the light faded away as I got distracted and lost focus of it, so too will a Christian’s spiritual growth fade or die as they get distracted and lose sight of Christ (the light) to the distractions of the world. For it requires ones’ full commitment, attention and faith to stay focused on Christ in order to overcome all things.
The door behind the cobweb represents Jesus Christ and as there was only one door, so too, Christ is the only way to the Father and to receiving everlasting life. The light that shone through represents the Holy Spirit (the spirit/life of Christ) that shall be received when a person accepts Christ. Once a person receives Christ, they receive the power of choice to gain victory over all temptations and challenges. Only later did I fully understand this point - For "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13.
The paradise that I saw represents God’s new kingdom promised to all of God’s redeemed that shall be inherited for eternity. And the balcony in which I could not yet cross, implies that God’s promised reward for His redeemed is conditional. Only if we come to personally accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour (which also involves true conversion as in Romans 6-8) and keep our faith until the end, then we shall receive eternal life in heaven and the new earth.
I was shown two caves. At first glance both caves seemed to look identical as there was nothing I could see different between the two. So I asked God why He was showing me two caves that looked exactly the same? Then He said - “look again very closely they are not the same”. So I looked again but still saw nothing different between them and I asked God again - "I don’t see anything different?" Then God answered - “look again, very closely”. Then suddenly it was as if a camera that was filming the scene zoomed 1000 times into the cave and I suddenly saw everything super magnified. I was then lead to see the caves in tiny sections, one bit at a time, over and over again until finally after much spot checking here and there, high and low and in every corner, I finally spotted something - on the top right hand corner of one cave had a tiny minute dot, while the other cave in the same spot did not.
Then I asked God - "is that it? Is that what I'm meant to see? One cave has a dot while the other one doesn't? But it’s just a tiny little dot, what’s so important about that?" Then God answered - "Yes very important, it is what distinguishes them and makes the caves different."
So I understood that at a quick glance, those two caves seemed to look the same but if studied very closely, they are in fact different. But even though the difference was only a tiny dot, it was enough to set them apart and make them different.
So I asked God what this meant and God showed me that - Just as these two caves initially appeared identical and may look the same but if studied closely they are in fact different. Likewise is true with all the religions and
denominations out there that seem to look and point to the same thing, but actually they are not. For example, the saying of “a” god is different to “the” God. So I was shown that we must be very careful when studying scripture, paying special attention to all minute details. Likewise, although there are many different religions and theories out there, but there can only be one that is truth and the rest are false. For the Bible warns us "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves". Matthew 7:15 "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." Matthew 7:20
So I came to learn that this is how careful we ought to be when studying scripture, especially when needing to discern truth from error. For God made it known to me that it is usually the tiniest additions or deletions that points to whether a doctrine is true or false. We must study the Bible in its’ entirety in order to determine what it truly means and not just pick one verse here or one script there and hastily form a conclusion, then face the danger of taking things out of context. It is these fine details that are easily overlooked, neglected or dismissed and in doing so may lead to false understandings and conclusions. Again I was later surprised at how much truth was in this when I later came across the verse – “But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little...” Isaiah 28:13
Therefore in order to find out the truth we must be very diligent and extremely careful, especially in the tiniest details when studying scriptures. It is these minute details that will determine between true and false doctrines, where one can lead to life and the other to death.
Lastly I was shown an image of my entire body. I had many dark spots and patches all over my body. It was a scary sight as it seemed I was heavily diseased.
Once again I asked God what that meant and why He had to show me such an unpleasant sight? But God said - "Wait, it shall be revealed soon." But I was so eager to know about it that I kept asking God - "why this image?" Again God said - "wait."
And that was it, no matter how much I continued to ask, God ceased to answer, the scenes vanished and I opened my eyes and returned back to reality. As I opened my eyes it suddenly dawned on me that this whole hospital experience was the very answer to my prayers, the very prayer I made 1 month ago to God! Despite the pain I was feeling I couldn't stop praising and thanking God for this experience and knew that I had to quickly write everything down. So I grabbed the notebook that was give to me the day before by a friend who came to visit and began to write down everything, making sure not to miss or leave any thing out.
After receiving the four visions:
The following day after I received those four visions (still in hospital), I meet a nurse named Iggy. He came and told me that he was told to come and see me and that he knew I was interested in learning more about God. Very surprised yet excited I said “YES” and he started to share and gave me a lot of information about the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) truth and also gave me “The Great Controversy” and "Steps To Christ" books written by Ellen. G. White.
Everything he shared were further answers to the many questions I had. He even answered the conflicting questions I previously had at the Presbyterian church, and gave me answers that filled many missing gaps that suddenly made understanding Gods' character and laws truly none other than love and perfection.
I then told him about the four visions I had earlier and he helped me to confirm their meanings. But when we got to the fourth vision, he said he knew and understood what it meant and why God had said to “wait”. For God knew that I was not ready at that time to receive it but he promised that he would reveal it to me later in God's timing. He then suggested that after I leave the hospital and recover from my condition that I should go visit his church and when God is willing he will reveal to me the meaning of that last vision.
So about two weeks after I was discharged from hospital, I contacted Iggy and got the details of his church and went for the very first time to a SDA church (not part of the General Conference). The people there were extremely lovely and welcoming!
About one or two weeks after attending that church, I asked Iggy if he could please reveal the meaning of my fourth vision. By then I came to a point where I was so eager and desperate to find out what it meant that I was ready and willing to accept anything. While I was eagerly waiting, Iggy took a moment to think (as if pausing to pray in his mind) and finally said to me - "I (Iggy) need to be sure that you (me) are ready to hear and receive it, as it would involve drastic changes if you were to accept it, which was why God said for you to “wait”." I then instantly assured him that I was ready and willing to accept whatever it might be, and Iggy finally revealed to me that my fourth vision was referring to "God’s Health Message" as given in the Bible.
Just to let you know prior to that time, I was a total carnivore and a serious junk addict! I was a very heavy meat eater, was addicted to coffee, chocolates and soft drinks. My desk drawers were always filled with chocolate bars, candies, cookies and chips, and I always had a 2 liter bottle of Coke beneath my work desk, which I always easily finish by the end of the day - Crazy I know! I hardly drank any water except what went into my coffees. I guess the only thing that kept me alive back then was my love for raw fruits and veggies.
So getting back to my fourth vision – Iggy told me that God wants me to know about His health laws, and that if I keep eating the way I did I would surely get very, very sick, which was represented by all those dark spots and patches all around my body shown in my fourth vision.
He followed on to share with me that God's health message is a health reform towards a plant based diet, and although it was all very new to me I was so excited to hear about it and was eager to find out more, especially as it was part of my fourth vision, so I knew I must take it very seriously! So he later gave me numerous DVD’s from Dr Walter Veith regarding nutrition and health and after much research and prayer I finally made the switch to a plant-based diet.
Through this experience I believe that whoever is truly sincere and is seeking to find out the truth in life, will receive the answer - if we would earnestly humble ourselves before God and plead for Him to show us the way, He will!
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:" "For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." Matthew 7:7-8
"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Matthew 7:11
When I received those four visions I had very little insight and knowledge of God and the Bible. I believe God revealed those simple scenes/visions to me in that plain and simple way as He knew that was all I could comprehend and relate to at the time. Those four visions were merely the basic foundations from which I was to expand on as I develop and grow in my spiritual walk in Christ.
Part 2 - How my husband Tony got converted:
After following the SDA faith for about one year, my father who had cancer (and who was a SDA during the last couple of month of his life) passed away in 2009 and then I, along with the rest of my family got discouraged and eventually left the faith and wondered back into the world.
I eventually stopped attending church and reading the Bible, but from time to time I often found myself wondering back to think about God, the life of Jesus, the SDA church that I used to attend and the lovely brothers and sister I had once known and fellowshipped with at church. But every time those thoughts came to me I remember saying to myself – I don’t know, maybe one day I will come back, but how or when? I don’t know...
During that time I was still interested in God but having lost my dearest father along with many other things, I was just not ready to return back.
I eventually got married to my dear husband Tony one year later in 2010. At that time he was not a Christian and was as worldly as a person could be. So I assumed that he was not interested in religion and we never really spoke about it.
Then one Thursday morning in 2012 I woke up to get ready for work only to be startled by the calling of God saying – “Come back to me, you and your children, for I have a place for you and them. If you love them, bring them to me” (At that time I had an 11 month old son and I was also a few months pregnant with our second). By this time I had already started to have a longing desire to return back to God but just did not know how or where to begin.
After hearing His call I fall onto my knees and cried out – “Lord, I really want to, you know I do, but how? I’m stuck now, my husband is worldly and he surely won’t be able to accept this faith! If I do come back to you Lord, what will happen? Will we break up? How can I turn back to you now and not consider his feelings? I would certainly be a horrible person if I do and then what will happen to him? Lord, I don’t know how it’s going to happen but if you are calling me back then there has to be a miracle! So please Lord, make my husband accept you and your Truth.”
Still trembling I wiped my tears and returned back to getting ready for work. As usual I drove to my mother’s house to drop my son off, and unable to hold back on what had just happened I told her about it - how God called me to return back to him. As expected she did not receive it well. In fact she went as far as to threaten me – “NO, you must not tell him anything about this religion, he will not only not accept it but he will think you’re crazy! You know how strict SDA is! He will never be able to give up eating meat and certainly will not be able to accept the Sabbath. If you do it he will break up with you for sure and then you will be a divorced mother with a fatherless son and the baby in your belly! Think carefully about it and for your children’s’ sake, you don’t want them to be fatherless do you?” She kept repeating herself over and over again – “DON’T DO IT you hear DON’T DO IT!” But despite all that she said, I told her that - “I’m sorry but I’ve reached a point where I cannot go on like this anymore… I regret for having lost God once and now I only wish to return back to Him. I don’t know how it will happen but I am going to trust in God and let him open the way for me.”
Then that night as I was tossing and turning in bed, thinking about God’s calling that morning and what my mother had said earlier, the Lord came to me again and told me to share the four visions that I had four years ago to my husband. I was very shocked and could not understand why? For I thought he would not believe or have any interest in it just like my family (mother and siblings). I was reluctant about it and I did not want to do it but God kept prompting me to share it with him tomorrow (meaning that following day) and after a few hours of struggling and battling about it with God I eventually agreed.
So the following day when my husband returned home from work and finished his dinner, I told him that I had something I needed to share with him and so I started off - “I don’t know what you’re going to think but God spoke to me last night and told me to share with you something that had happened to me a few years back – My four visions.” By the way, that same night I shared my four visions with him was also his birthday and how he responded - I never expected and was very surprised!
By the time I finished, he must have had a few tears in his eyes when he finally found the words to say - “I believe God had just answered me… you know, for the last few years I have been doing a lot of searching for the truth about life and about God, and a week ago I started to have a desire to really want to follow Jesus and be like him, though I was unsure where to start and how to begin. Then today, you share with me your testimony - it's truly amazing, God's timing is perfect and surely it's the best birthday gift ever!"
I remember for a moment feeling ashamed and rather silly for doubting God and being hesitant to share it, yet praising and thanking Him for telling me to share it and with such a successful outcome. I was also really touched to realise how patient, long-suffering and loving He was with me, even after the struggle and battled I had with Him the night before! Yet I was so overjoyed to see how God's timing was so perfect and only then did I realise that His timing is and will always be perfect in all things, we only need to believe and trust in Him!
All went smooth and well until one week later, there I was tossing and turning in bed again unable to fall asleep, then the Lord came to me again. This time He told me to share His 10 Commandments with my husband and to pay special attention to the 4th commandment – The Sabbath Day. Once again I was scared, uneasy and felt very reluctant to do it. I thought it would be too soon for him and he may give up the whole Christianity thing all together. So there I was, once again I struggled and battled with God for a few long hours that night, but lovingly and persistently He reminded and reassured me to - “have faith and do as I (God) say”.
So that evening when my husband returned home from work and finished his dinner I told him that God had spoken to me again last night and that He wanted me to share something else with him. To my pleasant surprise my husband was excited and eager to hear more! So I got out my Bible and went through the first 3 commandments – that wasn't hard. When we reached the fourth commandment, I warned him that - “you may not like this one – it’s the one command that most denominations out there refuse to keep and make all sorts of excuses not to keep it”. Then I read it to him and explained how the 7th day falls on Friday sunset to Saturday sunset and how we should keep it holy and spend time with God.
Once again to my surprise he took it exceptionally well and in fact thought it was a great idea – “A day in a week where we can come to worship God and not have to worry about work or anything – that's really good!” Surprised at how well he took it, I confidently went through the rest of the 10 commandments with him praising God in my mind as I went. After we finished, my husband expressed how happy he was for me to have shared it with him and believed He had finally found the truth that he was searching for.
The following day as I drove to my mother’s house to drop off my son before leaving to work, I was very excited and couldn’t wait to tell her all that had happened, and how positive and accepting my husband was to the truth. But she was not yet totally convinced and warned me – “don’t be too excited, wait until he finds out that he can’t eat meat then he’ll know what he’s in for!” and she further went on to say – “I’m so sure that he won’t be able to follow it, and if Tony does completely give up meat, then I will too! For I will then believe that all this is a miracle and is indeed coming from the God you serve and I will too give up meat and come to follow God as you do."
Then from that point on my husband and I started studying the Bible together, and received Bible lessons from an elder at our Church who had come to our house every week. Then one day my husband reached a point where he understood about the Health Message and was convicted to give up unclean meats and eventually made a complete switch to a complete plant-based diet.
At that point, I joyfully went back to my mother and told her of my husband’s marvelous conversion, believing that she would be as happy and excited as I was and that she would make the change as promised. But sadly she did not and as before desired nothing of the SDA/Bible truth.
Sadly the first part of my Christian experience was filled with much fear and doubt in the Lord’s capacity. It was only until much later did I come to really understand how limitless He is! How indeed He is the great Majestic and Almighty God who holds the whole galaxy in place, in the palm of His hands! How foolish then could I even think that some things are just too much for Him to take care of!
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matthew 17:20
But we must have the faith of Jesus, trust in Him and be patient, then “… this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him”. 1 John 5:14-15
Quite sadly but true, it had taken me much trials and pain before I could really come to understand the depth of what the Lord meant by - “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
As I reflect back on my life I see that the driving force behind having all those fears and doubts was because I often thought my problems were too insignificant to God. I always thought that He is too busy with more important people than me. But the Bible assures us – “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” Luke 12:7. Further “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26.
Through it all we can see that God loves us and indeed cares about the “little things” in our lives. So let us have “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;” Romans 12:12. And “they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint” Isaiah 40:31.
Part 3 - The Mission of Divine Life Ministry (in progress):
After studying God’s words for several years, we were finally impressed by God to create this online ministry as a means to share the gospel to others.
Our fundamental beliefs are in-line with the early Seventh-day Adventist Church teachings, but not with the current General Conference of SDA Church. For in 1980 they had changed the fundamental belief to accept the Trinity doctrine, which is not in-line with the Bible and the truth that God had revealed to our ealier church pioneers.
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