Country Living

A Call To Get Out of The Cities

“Now 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 it is near, even at the doors.” Matthew 24:32
The passing of the “National Sunday Law” brings us to the beginning of the “LITTLE TIME OF TROUBLE.” This little time of trouble lasts from the Sunday law to the “Close of Probation” for the entire world. It is during this “little time of trouble” that “Country Living” will become the “second line of defense.” It is from this second line of defense that God will dispatch his troops to finish the work.
There are several reasons why God wants us out of the city. One of the most important is for “CHARACTER” building so that you can receive the seal of God, which will qualify us to receive the “Latter Rain” and thus empower us to give the “Loud Cry” of the “Three Angels” messages, which will bring the other sheep not of this fold to the truth. Satan is doing all in his power to prevent this from ever happening.
The Sunday party is strengthening itself in its false claims, and this will mean oppression to those who determine to keep the Sabbath of the Lord. We are to place ourselves where we can carry out the Sabbath commandment in its fullness.

“Six days shalt thou labor,” the Lord declares, “and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work.”
And we are to be careful not to place ourselves where it will be hard for ourselves and our children to keep the Sabbath.
If in the providence of God we can secure places away from the cities, the Lord would have us do this. There are troublous times before us.—Manuscript 99, 1908.