SOS - Spiritual Orientation Summary
An Idea That Is Bigger Than One Man
"Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame." 1Cor 15:34.
The Society Of Medical Evangelists [SOME], is all about orienting us all to the greatest and most urgent need for a revival of true godliness among us, i.e. Seventh-day Adventists. This is not some isolated ambition nor is it a 'one idea' agenda that promotes a narrow view of the work of the gospel.
In fact, the whole work of the gospel of the kingdom of God that is to bring an end to this age, now hangs upon meeting the greatest and most urgent of all our needs, which is a revival of true godliness among us.
All the various systems of the human body are needed to support life, however if the body is having difficulty breathing, if the body is experiencing respiratory arrest, if the body has no breath, then would it not be a good idea to focus on restoring breathing above every other need?
What really matters when we need air? Absolutely nothing!
The fact of the matter is that all the systems in our body cannot survive without air. We may live without a member or two but not without air. Many today have body parts removed, some have no stomach, others even have mechanical or artificial hearts but all who are alive must have breath.
The Society Of Medical Evangelists is located orpositioned precisely where the need is the greatest and most urgent and we deserve a lot more support than the little we now barely receive.
We are oriented to the correct position that we and all the servants of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ must now take in relation to this emergency, yet shockingly enough so many of us are in a neutral position where this spiritual crisis is concerned.
The body of Christ is the only object upon earth upon which Christ bestows His supreme regard [2SM 396].
This very body is presently experiencing respiratory arrest, spiritually speaking, and if satan has his way, there would never be another awakening, great or small, to the end of time [see 1SM 124]. Who now with us will come up to the help of the Lord against the might powers of darkness?
"Indifference and neutrality in a religious crisis is regarded of God as a grievous crime and equal to the very worst type of hostility against God." 3T 281.
Absence of true godliness among us is the true religious crisis which exist right now among us and this very need for its revival demands that we become oriented to the position and work of our great and merciful high Priest.
This revival is all about being like God or godlike which requires first and foremost that we know what God is like.
And we cannot know what God is like unless we are constantly beholding Him, for we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is, and this is how we may have boldness in the judgment because we as He is, so are we in this world [2Cor 3:18; 1John 3:2; 4:17].
Remember, that our greatest and most urgent need is a revival of true godlikeness, a revival of true likeness to God.
This need for godlikeness precedes all labor for the enlargement of the Kingdom of God for as it was under the former rain so it must be under the latter but will be far greater in this time of the blotting out of sins and that is;
"One interest prevailed. One object swallowed up all others. All hearts beat in harmony. The only ambition of the believers was to reveal the likeness of Christ’s character, and to labor for the enlargement of His kingdom." COL 120, 121.
That was what happened in the upper room where the disciples of Christ tarried as they wait for power to come from the presence of the Lord.
We are now to come and tarry in Jerusalem, which is above, within the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary if we are to receive the outpouring of the latter rain that is to fall upon all those whose tarrying results in the formation of Christlike character.
It needs to be repeated that a revival of true godliness or true holiness, which is one and the same thing, which we so desperately needed comes only by way of tarrying or dwelling in the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary by the faith of Jesus.
Only those who are inhabitants of Jerusalem, which is above, the mother of us all will receive of the true outpouring of the Spirit of grace and of supplication [see Zech 12:10].
This is precisely where orientation really matters. Because we are out of synchronization with our great and merciful high Priest there is need for us to correctly align ourselves with His heavenly ministry, particularly with reference to His present position and work. Why is that?
"The subject of the sanctuary and the investigative judgment should be clearly understood by the people of God. All need a knowledge for themselves of the position and work of their great High Priest. Otherwise it will be impossible for them to exercise the faith which is essential at this time or to occupy the position which God designs them to fill." GC 488.
Most Seventh-day Adventists who are not oriented to the above fact, are thus praying in vain and working for the Lord, 'like the devil'. How oriented are you, dear friend to this present truth?
Do SOME Thing
In a medical emergency the victim's orientation or level of consciousness is usually assessed or determined by asking several questions, such as,
'what is your name?' 'What day is it?' What hour or time is it? 'Where were you going?' 'What is your address or where do you live?' Who is the president of the United States?', etc., etc.
A patient who is oriented will answer these simple questions correctly but an altered state of consciousness will be demonstrated by the patient if he is unable to respond sensibly to these questions.
If this patient is not given the help that he needs, his alter state of consciousness could deteriorate into unconsciousness, coma or into a vegetative state or even death.
How many Seventh-day Adventists are able to answer simple Adventist-related questions calculated to determine how spiritually oriented they are, as representing the third angel?
How are they to answer questions such as; 'What day is it? 'What hour is it?' Or 'What time is it?' 'What is your address or where do you live?', etc., etc.
How many of us really know that we are presently in heavenly places with Christ Jesus, for while we are on earth, we now dwell by faith in heaven, in mind and in spirit.
How many of us know that it is now the great day of final atonement or how many are oriented to the hour of God's judgment or even realize that these are the times of refreshing,
that comes from the presence of the Lord even a time when judgment has began at the house of God and that it is high time to away out of sleep?
"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed." Rom 13:11
Yes, to make the meeting of the greatest and most urgent of all our needs our first work [which is a revival of true godliness among us], would serve to drive us to correctly align our souls to the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary
where, '...we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.' 2Cor 3:18.
People Grow Better Together
No Place For Neutrality
The experimental knowledge of true godliness, in daily consecration and service to God, ensures the highest culture of the mind, soul, and body.... The impartation of divine power honors our sincere striving after wisdom for the conscientious use of our highest faculties to honor God and bless our fellow men. As these faculties are derived from God, and not self-created, they should be appreciated as talents from God to be employed in His service.
"The Final Call!
Dear Seventh-day Adventist Friend!
The Call To Unite
The Society Of Medical Evangelists is responding to what is believed to be an existing state of emergency among us. Consequently we are sounding an alarm in modern Israel, calling for all consecrated medical missionaries [both trained and untrained], without further delay to join forces with us by working under our name, i.e. Society Of Medical Evangelists. Thus together we can meet this religious crisis unitedly by making regular organized resuscitative attempts or efforts aimed at reviving true godliness among our Seventh-day Adventist Churches presently undergoing respiratory arrest - a true state of urgency or emergency!
Our Primary Objective As Seventh-day Adventists
The final call to unite together to meet our greatest and most urgent need as a people, which is a revival of true godliness among us, is in reality a desperate call for Seventh-day Adventists to return to their primary objective as a Movement; i.e. the vindication of the character of God. The vindication of the law of God is impossible to achieve while true godliness is dead among us and the revival of which would result in fulfilling this primary goal.
To make our secondary objective as a church [i.e. global evangelism], our primary work without first laying the foundation for it, which is justification of life is to reject the foundation of Adventism all together! No, it would be a positive rejection of the gospel of which the medical missionary work is the right hand. To push for global evangelism without first establishing or re-establishing justification of life is to exalt the form of godliness above the true, the character of which is power.
In one of our previous newsletters we have faithfully demonstrated from the Spirit of Prophecy that such life and godliness does not exist in the Seventh-day Adventist Church because the evidence clearly shows that our church is dead! There is no' justification of life!,' producing true godliness. We cannot honestly justify life in our church, in light of the gospel. This means a dead church, thus we should clearly see the urgent need for revival.
As medical evangelists we will use terms such as the body and particularly the airway to try and illustrate the urgency of this spiritual, moral emergency, which requires our immediate attention.
The Society Of Medical Evangelists is calling all consecrated medical missionary workers to come back to basics of which airway takes priority. When we say airway we are speaking of the passage, pathway or door through which the Holy Spirit may enter into the body of Christ when certain specific moral conditions are met enabling Him, i.e. the Holy Spirit to take full control of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Whatever may be our specialized training, without working harmoniously together in an organized way to secure an open clear and maintainable airway, for the inflowing of the Spirit of God, then nothing else really matters!
It is in regards to this religious crisis the Society Of Medical Evangelists has focused its entire attention on the Head of this body while calling for all our consecrated medical missionaries to join the Society in making the management of the airway of the body of Christ our highest concern and our most important assignment, at this time.
No Exceptions To The Final Call
Many well-meaning and popular ministries that should demonstrate some type of awareness of this spiritual emergency have not made as a part of their services to or for the church the meeting of the most important or the most essential need of the body of Christ. Not one is presently providing for the body of Christ that which she so desperately needs. In other words, there were and are no regular organized efforts being specifically made, in harmony with inspired instructions, to meet the greatest and the most urgent need of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, i.e. a revival...
In fact, there were and are no ministries, being aware of this absence of breathing in the body of Christ, that view this lifeless, Christless condition as an emergency which warrants an immediate radical reorganization of their priorities in order to synchronize or harmonize with the divine counsel that call us to make regular, organized efforts to reestablish a suitable church environment that supports life or breathing or a revival...
Comparing Up, Not Down
This is by no means an effort to disparage any existing ministries that are already doing a wonderful work. No disrespect intended towards any of these wonderful ministries that existed long enough to recognize or know that when the body of Christ needs air then nothing else really matters, including our long standing or well established reputation. This Society is not 'comparing' or measuring other ministries against us but comparing or measuring us all with the elevated standard of God's law and the standard raised in the Testimonies of Jesus Christ.
Revival "Our Way" Doesn't Work
Unfortunate, unsuccessful and disheartening have been the many and varied attempts to revive our church. The Society Of Medical Evangelists knows that these zealous attempts made to revive our church will continue to fail as long as consecrated medical missionaries are not being recognized and given their rightful place in the ministry of the gospel of grace. Until every member of the church takes a decided hold of medical missionary work in connection with the third angel's message, i.e. justification by faith we need not expect any genuine revival let alone the outpouring of the latter rain.
Revival of true godliness among us will totally and everlastingly be impossible unless medical missionaries are organized to cooperate in harmonious action chiefly calculated to clear the way for the moving of the Holy Spirit. This blessing will come alone in answer to earnest prayers only if such prayers are ones of faith that works by love to fulfill the specified conditions for the outpouring. Shall we say, reformation, revival followed by reformation?
The Missing Ingredient To Successful Revival
Where there are no trained consecrated medical missionaries present and active on the scene in support of revival, who themselves are organized to work harmoniously together to extricate the church out the dead level into which we have fallen and remained for years, then positive failure is sure to follow.
In other words, any attempt at reviving true godliness among us without or independent of true gospel medical missionary work being done in an organized systematic appointed way, will never succeed. The revival of true godliness among us is vitally dependent upon medical missionaries being organized to meet this most urgent need. To attempt a revival of any kind in the Seventh-day Adventist Church without or apart from medical missionary work or the persistent rejection of this specific work will not merely cause the Seventh-day Adventist Church to fail at genuine revival and will positively result in a counterfeit revival!
It Is Truly The Key
The Society Of Medical Evangelists now seeks to consolidate and concentrate the talents, resources and efforts of all consecrated medical missionaries to meet the greatest and most urgent of all our needs for herein lies the key to finish the work of the gospel of the kingdom in this generation. The revival that we need involves binding up the medical missionary work with the third angel's message. The Society Of Medical Evangelists is calling our young people to follow the inspired counsels that clearly set forth the correct formula by which the breath of life would quickly return to our churches.
The Best Reason To Press Together
We may all, as separate or individual ministries, be fulfilling what seems to be our particular specialized calling. We may disagree on the various forms and methods of gospel work or even on what true medical missionary work is and how medical missionary work is to be done, but we definitely cannot afford to disagree on the correct way, plainly outlined in the Spirit of Prophecy, calculated to revive the body of Christ of which we are all a part. We cannot afford to disagree over the vital need to provide for an accessible 'airway' intended to initiate a genuine revival of true godliness among us! It is clearly a rejection of the Spirit of God to ignore or pass by on the other side the meeting of the greatest and most urgent of all our needs in order to continue pursuing our personal calling or ministry.
Concerning this vital need, i.e. a revival of true godliness among us, none should dare to hesitate to unite and work together harmoniously. This according to inspiration should be our first work. Not to come together to meet the greatest and most urgent of all our needs exposes our insincerity and dishonesty, to say the very least.
In this most urgent matter presently existing before us there is to be no place for neutrality, none whatsoever! Everything that we now do should be done to support the life of the body of Christ and there is no life where there is no breath for life begins with breath/breathing.
We ask none to wholly abandon their present 'calling' that they have received of God to serve the body of Christ but we do ask anyone who recognizes this emergency to cooperate with us to keep and hold in clear view the Head while seeing to it that the airway is protected in the very same body we profess to be serving.
Whatever may be our gifts and callings in and for the body of Christ, they all originated from One Source and are dependent upon One Power, even the Holy Spirit. If the pathway that supports the down pouring and inflowing of Holy Spirit is blocked, then to what purpose are all our gifts, callings, talents and services if the Seventh-day Adventst Church remain at a dead level?
When You Need Air Nothing Else Really Matters
Without an open, clear maintainable airway which consists of securing or creating the right condition suitable for a revival of true godliness among us first and foremost, then all efforts to zealously serve any other area of the church body will accomplish absolutely nothing, for it would all be in vain.
Those of us who profess to be serving the church while neglecting to hold the Head and manage the airway of the body of Christ in this religious crisis should at once wake up from such spiritual negligence and immediately respond to this final call from the Society Of Medical Evangelists to become organized as medical missionaries for the sole purpose of meeting this most urgent need.
Those who reject this call to meet the greatest and most urgent of all our needs in harmony with the counsel of God could not be honest workers in the cause of Christ. Without the revival of the church or to be more specific, a revival of true godliness among us, the work of reformation, health reform, global evangelism or even the vindication of God's character will fall short of the mark, and indeed such zealous workers will ultimately prove themselves to be only workers of iniquity.
Medical Missionaries... Organize, Organize, Organize!
In order to fulfill the conditions needed to bring about a revival of the church, we must become organized as a society of medical missionary evangelists. We are then to make regular organized efforts focused on restoring right conditions in the lifeless body of Christ. These organized efforts are intended to support life quickly returning into the church. Thus we need to be equipped and mobilized by the grace of God to provide the greatest possible service we can now do for the body of Christ presently choking to death, on or by her own tongue!
Medical missionary work becomes unstable when disconnected from the gospel ministry, therefore the medical missionary work and workers must be united with the gospel ministry and gospel ministers if this revival is to be a living reality. However, please remember that the time will never come when the 'whole' church will be revived but this is no reason not to seek corporate revival which would as a result ensure and secure the success of a few faithful souls.
Our church leaders, including all other ministries are going nowhere until they cooperate with the medical missionary evangelists to clear the way for the Holy Spirit to come in.
No Time Or Place For A One Man Show
A major problem in running codes in a hospital setting is not that the healthcare providers are untrained and such like, but they are often not focused on the bigger picture. In their specialized training they, at times, fail to see that it is not about them and how correctly they are performing their skills but it is about focusing on the patient as a whole and doing what is best for them, in the event of a code blue crisis, which makes airway management paramount.
All in the medical field have one common practical foundation to operate from in the event of an emergency and that foundation is basic life support or CPR, the ABC's of life support... the first of which is airway, then breathing and then circulation... in that order! Yes, even if we now make circulation the first thing to be concerned about and which we may have without breathing, yet if we fail to immediately address the breathing problem it will result in cardiac arrest. So, it all comes back to breathing, does it not?
Consider Yourselves Warned
So those workers, particularly medical missionaries workers, among us who seem to be preoccupied with their own special services for Christ while neglecting the revival of true godliness among us, without which all our wonderful services to God would be of little or no value are now being put on notice. Whatever you are doing now, in any area of the vineyard, we are asking you to please make a revival of true godliness among us your priority. Your eternal future may very well depend on how you respond to this call to 'come up to the help of the Lord against the mighty powers of darkness...'
Christ Himself considers neutrality in a religious crisis worst than an act of open hostility against Himself. Those of us who do not come up to the help of the Lord in meeting the greatest and most urgent of all our needs, which is the need for the inflowing of the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, are unwittingly working against our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are, in fact, supporting the enemy.
No Hidden Agenda
The Society Of Medical Evangelists has one and only one primary objective in view of this religious crisis among us and that is to focus on the Head, i.e. Christ Jesus and manage the airway of His now lifeless body. The airway or the way for the needed revival is now neither open, clear nor maintainable! Therefore the Spirit of God does not have free and clear access or the right of way to enter and do what He has been so long waiting to do for, in and through us, His church body.
Therefore, there can be no lasting revival if the airway which is His right of passage to revive modern Israel, is blocked or obstructed. This alone, as far as this Society is concerned, constitutes our real emergency and to this most urgent need the Society Of Medical Evangelists is calling due attention. Team work is a must. We, as medical missionaries, are too disorganized and too independent to make any real difference or impact where our greatest need is concerned. The Society Of Medical Evangelists is providing a platform solely for this purpose. Please take this opportunity to heart.
First Responders Who Correctly Assessed The Situation
The Society Of Medical Evangelists in this sense is represented as first responders on the scene of action, who have correctly assessed the emergency and are rightly trained and equipped to practically and intelligently provide the needed life support conditions necessary to accommodate a revival of the body of Christ, under the direction or ministration of the Holy Spirit.
Wherever there is a breathing crisis or rather the absence of breathing we naturally have a legitimate emergency on our hands and if we do not immediately meet the body's demand for air or oxygen, in this case, the churches desperate need for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, then this moral event will only continue to deteriorate into something much worse that could potentially be irreversible, God forbid.
It is reprehensible in an emergency situation involving a cardiac or respiratory arrest patient, to neglect the airway of the victim because the Healthcare Providers are only focusing their attention and services on other areas of the body which are not as vital as first securing a patient's airway. Such careless and indifferent disposition in an arrest by any medical professional is not only a criminal act of gross negligence but works directly against every principle of life support, in this case involving the body of Christ..., a revival...
Where You Come In
How do you as an individual or as a legitimate member of the Society Of Medical Evangelists come into the picture? By your commitment to work under our name whereby we may be organized to cooperate in harmonious action, which constitutes making regular organized united efforts to lift our church members out of the dead level in which we have fallen and remained for years.
You are invited to join our 'spiritual' CPR Providers. You are invited to be a part of our Basic Spiritual Life Support Team. The final call is for you to join us in being the greatest servants whose goal is to meet the greatest and most urgent need. Please be a part of our emergency medical missionary task force.
May the conviction of the Holy Spirit lead you to diligently seek us out as allies in the finishing of the work of the gospel in this generation.
Peace be unto thee!
P.S. Has the Society Of Medical Evangelists now become the 'test' of faith or fellowship? Never! Has the Society Of Medical Evangelists become the standard by which all other ministries are now to measure themselves? Absolutely not!
We are only calling for all true medical missionaries but particularly our young people to join with us in becoming organized and united under Christ to clear the way for our coming King. This unity may take place under the leadership of any ministry or under the leadership of anyone consecrated worker who recognizes our deplorable condition while loving the Remnant Church of God and who really knows how to systematically and intelligently go about meeting the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. Wherever such gatherings or individuals are gathered together to cooperate in harmonious action for the purpose of initiating a revival of true godliness among us, we the Society Of Medical Evangelists will be found.
P.S. P.S. This the unedited version