Last Day Events -- Study Guide


Chapter 16

Pages 227-237

A. Events Preceding the Close of Probation LDE-SG 39.1

1. The “image to the beast” is formed. “The Lord has shown me clearly that the image of the beast will be formed ___________________ probation closes.” (LDE 227:3) LDE-SG 39.2

2. The sealing of the righteous is completed. “An angel . . . reported to Jesus that his work was done, and the saints were ___________________ and ___________________.” (LDE 229:1) LDE-SG 39.3

3. Jesus’ intercession ceases in the sanctuary. After the saints are sealed, “Then Jesus ceases His intercession in the sanctuary above. He lift His hands, and with a loud voice says, ‘It is done.’” (LDE 229:3) LDE-SG 39.4

B. The Time For the Close of Probation LDE-SG 39.5

4. Not revealed by God. “God has not revealed to us the time when this message will close or when probation will have an end.” (LDE 227:1) LDE-SG 39.6

5. Unknown for everybody. “The righteous and wicked will still be living upon the earth . . . all ___________________ that the final, irrevocable decision has been pronounced. . . .” (LDE 231:1) LDE-SG 39.7

6. Unexpected even for God’s people. “When probation ends, it will come ___________________, ___________________--at a time when we are least expecting it.” (LDE 230:1) LDE-SG 39.8

7. God’s people will be still doing business as usual. (LDE 231:4) LDE-SG 40.1

8. The wicked and the professed people of God will be still looking forward to forbidden pleasures. (LDE 232:3) LDE-SG 40.2

C. Now is the Time To Be Ready LDE-SG 40.3

9. We can have the assurance of salvation today: “When probation ends, it will come suddenly, unexpectedly. . . . But we can have a ___________________ in heaven today, and ___________________ that God accepts us.” (LDE 230:1) LDE-SG 40.4

10. Now is the time for character’s transformation and fitness for heaven. (LDE 236:2, 3) LDE-SG 40.5