Tuesday, April 26, 2011

“The Priestly Garments of Grace”

Lesson 5: "The Priestly Garments of Grace"

"Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel. Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, 'Take away the filthy garments from him.' And to him He said, 'See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes'" (Zech. 3:3, 4, NKJV).

 The cover of the Sabbath School Quarterly shows a picture of Christ placing the white robe of His righteousness on someone. Beautiful as it is, the artist had a difficult job because it seems impossible to show both removal of filthy garments and replacement with pure in the same picture. But, Zechariah is very clear that the old garment is not covered up, but completely removed. It was this process which prepared Joshua for his priestly duties.

"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy" (1 Peter 2:9, 10).

If we are to join Joshua in His "royal priesthood" we must experience the same process. All who are born into this world have the benefit of the verdict of acquittal obtained at the cross of Christ, but we choose to become part of His priesthood, it is not forced upon us. Peter explains, for you were once not a people and had not received mercy, but now you are God's people and have received mercy. Peter here uses Hosea's imagery (Hos. 2:23) to describe the repentance of his unfaithful bride who finally accepted him as her husband. Mercy must be willingly received. It's called faith which appreciates divine mercy.

Every sinner must first see and acknowledge their character is filthy before they can accept Christ's character, represented by a robe. What does this robe of righteousness qualify us to do? We are to become part of His royal priesthood, which proclaims the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into light. God never changes our character to reassure us we will be taken to heaven. We are to rely on His promises alone for that reassurance. The character change process is to equip us to show the world His creative power.

Our lesson this week looks at the garments of the Levitical high priest. The most intricate of those garments was the breastplate where precious stones refracted light according to their various colors. A startling insight is revealed by comparing Exodus 28 with Ezekiel 28. Ezekiel describes that "every precious stone was your [Lucifer's] covering" (vs. 13). A careful analysis of the listed stones shows that all nine were among the twelve stones of the breastplate of the Levitical priest. Remembering that this was Lucifer's position before "iniquity was found in you" (vs. 15), we gain insight regarding priestly duties.

"Luci" means light, "fer" means to convey or bear. We use the word translucent to describe something through which light passes. We use words like confer, transfer, and refer to describe something conveyed. Lucifer was placed on the holy mountain of God and walked among the fiery stones (vs. 14). While in the presence of God, Lucifer received light to transfer to other created beings. He had no light in himself, it was entirely dependent on divine manifestation. Somehow, he was covered by the precious stones and perhaps he used their different colors and facets to enhance the light he received from God. Since God is love (agape) any light received from Him will always involve the manifestation of that love.

What happened to Lucifer? God said "Therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; ... I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones" (vs. 16). Lucifer became concerned with himself thinking that his personal beauty conferred a goodness in him that was his, not from God. No longer was he supremely concerned with reflecting only his Creator God, but he directed attention away from God to himself. No longer caring for the other angels, he deceived them to join him in destruction. He no longer reflected God's self-emptying agape love.

The person who continues to insist they have innate goodness to offer God is doing the same. The closer this person gets to what they think is perfect obedience, the more they are confident God will take them to heaven. This kind of thinking is extremely dangerous, because whatever is not of faith is sin (Rom. 14:23). They never see their need of God.

"To those who know the law only as it stands in a book, and who consequently think that it rests wholly on them to do it, it is a law of works, and as such it does nothing but pronounce a curse upon them. … He who preaches simply the written law, telling people of their duty to keep it, and inciting them to do the best they can to keep it, is but ministering condemnation. ... because one's best efforts to keep it are themselves only sin" (E. J. Waggoner, The Everlasting Covenant, p. 245; Glad Tidings Publishers ed.).

The message given to our church through the 1888 "messengers," Jones and Waggoner, teaches that God is agape. He knows that we cannot change our hearts any more than a leopard can change his spots. But, God cannot change His law that requires perfect obedience, which always comes from the heart. The plan of salvation solves perfectly the human predicament. Christ assumed mankind's sinful fallen nature by becoming the second Adam. He took that human nature with Him to the cross to pay the wages of sin--the second death. Not only did this provide a verdict of acquittal (Rom. 5:16, REB) for the entire human race, but it allowed Christ to give His Holy Spirit to the world--all those for whom He died (John 16:8). The Spirit then goes about His mysterious work of changing our minds and hearts. As we allow Him to work and to do in us according to His good pleasure, we are receiving His robe of righteous character. Isaiah calls it the "garment of praise" instead of a "spirit of heaviness" (Isa. 61:3).

Jesus told His disciples that He would ask His Father to give us another Helper who is the Spirit of truth, "Whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you" (John 14:16, 17). Let the Holy Spirit abide with you and then you will abide with the fiery stones. We thus join the royal priesthood who, unlike the world, are willing to receive light to bear to others. Like Lucifer, too many insist on focusing on character improvement thinking it will obligate God to take them to heaven. There is no concern that God is reflected to others who need to hear the truth.
We are told we can confidently approach the "throne of grace," but confidence must never become arrogance. "Never can we safely put confidence in self or feel, this side of heaven, that we are secure against temptation. ... Those who accept Christ, and in their first confidence say, 'I am saved,' are in danger of trusting to themselves. ... Our only safety is in constant distrust of self, and dependence on Christ" (Christ's Object Lessons, p. 155).

Because our sinful nature will not be changed until Christ returns, we must always distrust our motives. Our desire for obedience must never be in return for God's blessings or even salvation. "All true obedience comes from the heart. It was heart work with Christ. And if we consent, He will so identify Himself with our thoughts and aims, so blend our hearts and minds into conformity to His will, that when obeying Him we shall be but carrying out our own impulses (The Desire of Ages, p. 668). Note the change comes when we let Him identify with our thoughts and aims.

As we receive the gift of His agape, the obedience He produces in us conveys the power of the Creator to a world that generally believes true change of heart is impossible. Our only motive for obedience should be that it would misrepresent God and we love both Him and the world too much to do that. There is no self in motives that have been changed by God into His agape love.

--Arlene Hill
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

“The Coat of Different Colors”

“The Coat of Different Colors”


“The Coat of Different Colors”

Sabbath School Today
 With the 1888 Message Dynamic
Garments of Grace: Clothing Imagery in the Bible
Lesson 4: "The Coat of Different Colors"

The great controversy between Christ and Satan forms the backdrop of Joseph's thrilling drama, and the fate of the plan of salvation is in the balance with that son of Jacob. In Genesis 12-17 God had promised and sworn an oath, placing His very existence and throne in jeopardy, that from Abraham's "seed" the Messiah would come, the Savior of the world. That "seed" was the sons of Jacob and Satan sought to crush Joseph who was an essential link in the Messiah's family tree.

 "Joseph listened to his father's instructions, and feared the Lord. He was more obedient to his father's righteous teachings than any of his brethren. … His hatred of sin was such that he could not endure to see his brethren sinning against God. He laid the matter before his father, hoping that his authority might reform them. This exposure of their wrongs enraged his brethren against him. They had observed their father's strong love for Joseph, and were envious of him. Their envy grew into hatred, and finally to murder" (The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 1, p. 126).

In Genesis 37:3-11 God has chosen Joseph to be a prophet and has given him two inspired dreams. "The angel of God instructed Joseph in dreams which he innocently related to his brethren. … And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. … Jacob appeared to regard the dreams of his son with indifference. But he had been often instructed by the Lord in dreams himself, and he believed that the Lord was teaching Joseph in the same manner. He reproved Joseph, that his true feelings might not be discovered by his envious brothers" (op. cit., p. 127). Joseph's dreams were given to inspire hope to Jacob's family that God would preserve them.

When Joseph was tempted by Potiphar's wife, he did not hesitate one second, but ran out. He chose to suffer rather than to sin. "People sometimes say that they can believe that God forgives their sins, but they find it difficult to believe that He can keep them from sin. Well, if there is a difference, the latter is the easier of the two; for the forgiveness of sins requires the death of Christ, while the saving from sins requires only His continued life" (E. J. Waggoner, Waggoner on Romans, p. 5.97).

"Though now for a little while, if need be, you have been distressed by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 1:6, 7).

After all those years of bitter separation, when he meets his once-hateful brothers, his heart still loves them; he forgives them. Joseph endures the test and as "savior" of the "seed" demonstrates to the universe his link to Christ, the Savior of the world who prays for His crucifiers and is the Vindicator of God's oath to Abraham.
From an early age Joseph had: (1) a hatred of sin, which is an outward indication that he had righteousness by faith; (2) the gift of the Spirit of Prophecy; and (3) his character was formed, fitted, and refined for the work ahead through trial and sorrow.

The bitterest trials and disappointments assailed Joseph, yet he remembered the promise and oath God made to Abraham; how his grandfather Isaac was the child of promise; and the often-repeated story of his father's terror and fear when he thought it the "hand of an enemy" that surprised him, and how he had endured when wrestling with God through the night.

Ellen White, in speaking of the pit, slave traders, and his being sold to Potiphar, makes the observation that, "One day's experience had been the turning point in Joseph's life. Its terrible calamity had transformed him from a petted child to a man, thoughtful, courageous, and self-possessed" (Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 211-214).

Why does God so often let His children experience such seeming failures, betrayal and the bitterest of disappointments? "All who in this world render true service to God or man receive a preparatory training in the school of sorrow. The weightier the trust and the higher the service, the closer is the test and the more severe the discipline" (Education, p. 151).
"Righteousness [justification] by faith is not a myth" (Waggoner on Romans, p. 5.92). And righteousness is peace. "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, … And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation works patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope" (Rom. 5:1, 3).

Faith is the heart-melting appreciation of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God (Rom. 10:10), and it motivates to complete obedience to all the commandments of God. Joseph feared God (Rev. 4:6), which is the hating of evil, pride, arrogance, and the evil way (Prov. 8:13). We also learn that it is not we who do the work, but "faith which works by love" (Gal. 5:6).

"By the obedience of One shall many be made righteous" (Rom. 5:19). "Men are not saved through their own obedience, but through the obedience of Christ." … It is "by His obedience we are made righteous [today]. Notice that it is present, actual righteousness." Not one of us has ever had, or ever will have, anything within us out of which righteousness can be made. "Therefore it is Christ's present obedience in believers that makes them righteous. They can of themselves do nothing, and so God in His love does it in them. Here is the whole story: 'I have been crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me (Gal. 2:20)." (Op. cit., pp. 5.101, 5.102.)

Here is a fair question to ask ourselves: "Would Christ become impatient if He had the things to endure that you have? Did He not have as much to endure, and more? You must admit that He did. Was He impatient? 'He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth' (Isa. 53:7). Then if He were in your place, He would be patient. Why, then, do you not let Him be in your place?" (op. cit., p. 5.94).

--Linda & Daniel Peters
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"From Exalted to Cast Down"

Sabbath School TodayWith the 1888 Message Dynamic 
Garments of Grace: Clothing Imagery in the BibleLesson 2: "From Exalted to Cast Down"

God is holy. When the Son of God was born to Mary He was "that holy thing" (Luke 1:35). God created the angels holy (Matt. 25:31). The very nature of God is agape; therefore, His holiness is love (1 John 4:8). The law of God is a perfect description of His character.
Lucifer, the shining one, was created "perfect in beauty," garbed with "every precious stone" as his "covering" in holiness (Eze. 28:12, 13). God gave Lucifer agape--a love that is self-denying in service to others. He was "the anointed cherub that covereth" (vs. 14). "This prince of the angels" was appointed service at the center of the universe, which is God's throne (The Great Controversy [GC], p. 494). "The holy mountain" and "the stones of fire" are where God dwells, and there Lucifer rendered worship and service to his Maker (Eze. 28:14).
In the days of eternity past God the Father revealed to the angels their Commander-in-Chief. His Son, in whom was life original, unborrowed, and underived (The Desire of Ages, p. 530), was made manifest as Michael "the archangel" ("Thou art my Son" Psalm 2:7; 1 Thess. 4:16; Jude 1:9). Lucifer knew Michael was God; yet he became insanely jealous and coveted "the honor which the infinite Father had bestowed upon His Son" (GC 494). Thus Lucifer corrupted his holiness of self-denying love and invented a new principle of governance--"the exaltation of self" (ibid.). The love of self necessitated the overthrow of God's government and the murder of the Son of God.
However, Lucifer's new principles of self-governance were so appealing and devious that they were not readily recognizable to the intelligent angels; and so, one third of the angels were "taken in" by his persuasive theological arguments (Rev. 12:4). Just how did Lucifer's new philosophy emerge since he was created a holy cherub?
God's law written in the fiber of every sentient being is, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Ex. 20:3). Lucifer reasoned within himself: God's Son is one of three persons in the Godhead. He is the co-regent sitting on the throne of God. He is the archangel. I am "the prince of the angels" clothed in garments of holiness. My royal status entitles me to God's throne just as much as His Son. Thus he became the anti-christ. He put himself in the place of Christ.
The Apostle Paul describes the principle in operation with the heathen, but Lucifer invented the philosophy of spiritualism in heaven. "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator" (Rom. 1:25). Spiritualism teaches that God is everything, which is pantheism. Lucifer changed the truth that God is the Creator into the creature is "god." "Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness" (Eze. 28:17). Lucifer credited all his God-given talents and attributes as self-developed.
Lucifer actually came to believe that all his talents and ability were self-made. "Instead of seeking to make God supreme in the affections and allegiance of his creatures, it was Lucifer's endeavor to win their service and homage to himself" (GC 494).
God is not responsible for sin. God gave Lucifer love for others and a self-denying spirit of service. There is no reason to explain the origin of sin. If there was the trail would lead back to God Himself; and this is exactly what Satan charges--that God is responsible for sin and is basically selfish. "These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes" (Psalm 50:21). Satan charges the divine government responsible for the rebellion. "Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?" (Rom. 9:20). Why have you, God, made me sinful? You created me with an inherent flaw. "The aim of the great rebel has ever been to justify himself and to prove the divine government responsible for the rebellion" (GC 670, 499).
Spiritualism teaches there is no law. "Spiritualism declares that there is no death, no sin, no judgment, no retribution; that 'men are unfallen demigods'; that desire is the highest law; and that man is accountable only to himself" (Evangelism, p. 608).
The spiritualistic Baal cult to which ancient Israel succumbed was the pantheistic philosophy that God is everything. Ellen White, in supporting the 1888 message, makes a definite connection with this philosophy and modern Israel, who are repeating their history: "The prejudices and opinions that prevailed at Minneapolis are not dead by any means; the seeds sown there in some hearts are ready to spring into life and bear a like harvest. ... The tops have been cut down, but the roots have never been eradicated, and they still bear their unholy fruit to poison the judgment, pervert the perceptions, and blind the understanding ... in regard to the message and the messengers. ... Infidelity has been making inroads into our ranks; for it is the fashion to depart from Christ, ... With many the cry of the heart has been, 'We will not have this man to reign over us.' Baal, Baal, is the choice. The religion of many among us will be the religion of apostate Israel, because they love their own way, and forsake the way of the Lord. The true religion ... the merits of a crucified and risen Saviour, that advocates righteousness by the faith of the Son of God, has been slighted, spoken against, ridiculed, and rejected. ... What kind of future is before us. ...?" (Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 467, 468; cf. GC 583.)
Jesus has diagnosed this love of self as the quintessential condition of His Laodicean church. Baal worship is the love of self disguised ever so subtly as the worship of Christ. Christ wants us to identify with his diagnosis of our self-assurance of salvation: "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" (Rev. 3:17). "The religion of many among us" is to "love their own way" (op. cit., p. 468). This is that cocksure self-satisfied attitude which Lucifer invented--spiritualism.
The good news is that our Heavenly Physician is giving Laodicea corporate repentance ("be zealous therefore, and repent" Rev. 3:19). He invites us to enter into heart-sympathy with His diagnoses (vs. 20).
In this our cosmic day of at-one-ment, the Holy Spirit is lifting up the message of the cross convicting "the world of sin" (John 16:8). He convicts us of both conscious and unconscious sin. The taproot of sin is self-centeredness, which would murder the Son of God. Repentance is taking personal responsibility for putting Jesus on the cursed cross and dying our second death. Such self-denying love wins our hearts and we experience the atonement--two become one. Our robe of Christ's righteousness will become an incorruptible nature of holiness bestowed at His second coming.
--Paul E. Penno
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Friday, April 1, 2011

In the Loom of Heaven 3 of 3 by Pastor Paul Penno

In the Loom of Heaven 2 of 3 by Pastor Paul Penno

In the Loom of Heaven 1 of 3 by Pastor Paul Penno

"In the Loom of Heaven"

Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel WorkersSabbath School Today

With the 1888 Message Dynamic

Garments of Grace: Clothing Imagery in the Bible

Lesson 1:

For thirteen weeks millions of Christians worldwide will be studying the Bible symbolism of "garments of righteousness." There is only one gospel which is in harmony with God's law. It is the gospel which teaches "that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us" (Rom. 8:4).

The 1888 messengers focused attention on justification by faith united with the unique Seventh-day Adventist understanding of the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary--the one and only gospel which manifests itself in obedience to all the commandments of God ("... it invited the people to receive the righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God," Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p. 92). All other "gospels"--whether Protestant, Arminian, or Catholic,--are anti-law "gospels."

It has ever been Satan's strategy in the great controversy to accuse God of demanding obedience to His law which he claims is impossible for sinners to render. He has been successful in convincing the vast majority of Christians that perfecting a character is impossible for those born in sin. Therefore Jesus could not possibly have been born like us and wrought out a perfect righteousness in order to save sinners. Therefore, Jesus' imputed righteousness legally pardons the sinner when one activates the "offer" of salvation by believing. Justification by faith is the perfect righteousness of Christ. Distinct from that, say the "evangelicals," is the work of the Holy Spirit in us, which sanctification never rises to the level of justification by faith. This is an "anti-law" gospel and a contradiction of the cleansing of the sanctuary truth.

The same righteousness by which Christ justifies a sinner also sanctifies him. There is no distinction between the two. "For Christ is the culmination of the law as far as righteousness is concerned for everyone who believes. For Moses writes about the righteousness that comes from the law as follows: 'The person who obeys these things will find life in them'" (Rom. 10:4, 5, International Standard Version).

God's gift of love in the forgiveness of sins moves upon the heart to believe so that Christ dwells within by faith through the Holy Spirit, and the sinner in reality obeys the law "because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us" and "love is the fulfilling of the law" (Rom. 5:5; 13:10).

E. J. Waggoner saw this Scriptural truth. "There is but one thing in this world that a man needs and that is justification--and justification is a fact, not a theory. It is the gospel. That which does not tend to righteousness is of no avail, and not worthy to be preached. Righteousness can only be attained through faith; consequently all things worthy to be preached must tend to justification by faith" (General Conference Daily Bulletin, March 11, 1891, p. 74).

The "in the loom of heaven" statement, quoted in our lesson, taken from the Youth's Instructor, is "interpreted" to mean the legal garments of Christ's robe of righteousness. This is an attempt to distinguish legal justification from sanctification. "What a wonderful image of the righteousness of Jesus, the righteousness that covers anyone .." (Sabbath). "We must keep distinct, theologically, the imputed righteousness of Christ--the righteousness that justifies us--from the work that the Holy Spirit does in us to change us" (Thursday).

However, Ellen White used this beautiful metaphor in Christ's Object Lessons and explains what she means by "in the loom of heaven." "This robe, woven in the loom of heaven, has in it not one thread of human devising. Christ in His humanity wrought out a perfect character, and this character He offers to impart to us" (p. 311). "The loom of heaven" was "His humanity." It is not alone a legal righteousness that He imputes to sinners. It is "a perfect character" He "impart[s] to us."

She continues to explain, leaving no doubt that she teaches the gospel that is in harmony with God's law. "By His perfect obedience He has made it possible for every human being to obey God's commandments. When we submit ourselves to Christ, the heart is united with His heart, the will is merged in His will, the mind becomes one with His mind, the thoughts are brought into captivity to Him; we live His life. This is what it means to be clothed with the garment of His righteousness" (p. 312).

"The loom of heaven" is the "humanity of Christ." In what kind of humanity did Christ come to earth? The Apostle defines it: "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" (Rom. 8:3, 4). Christ lived on earth with like "sinful flesh" as ours. He "suffered being tempted" (Heb. 2:18). He "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin" (Heb. 4:15).

Thus, He "condemned sin in the flesh." He outlawed sin right where it had taken up residence, by denying Himself ("not as I [ego] will, but as thou wilt," Matt. 26:39) and living "the righteousness of the law." He is the gospel in harmony with the law. It is this very "righteousness of the law" which "might be fulfilled in us." There is only one righteousness, both pardoning and obedient, which is what Christ worked out for us "in the likeness of sinful flesh." This will disprove the argument of Satan in the great controversy that the law cannot be kept by sinners. "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame" (Rev. 3:21).

It is an "anti-law" gospel which teaches a legal justification alone, that fails to grasp the self-centered motivation for the sanctified life. Such an egocentric concern is not according to the law of God. "... If, in the end, I am to be saved, if I do indeed 'endure to the end,' ... I make it into God's eternal kingdom, then there isn't a doubt in my mind that it will be only because I am covered in the robe of Christ's righteousness, a righteousness that is woven in the loom of heaven and that covers me completely [legal justification]. I can overcome sin, and through the grace of God I have had many victories; I can overcome character defects, .. I have; I can learn to love all sorts of people, even my enemies. ..." (Tuesday).

God never imputes a cloak for sin that covers it up. He whom God justifies He also sanctifies with the same righteousness. It is not alone an "as if we have never sinned, as if we have always been completely obedient to God's commands, as if we were as holy and righteous as Jesus Himself" (Monday) legal justification that Christ imputes to the sinner, but consistent with such perfect justification, He imparts the robe of Christ's righteousness that is like our own skin.

The lady wears a leopard skin coat, but it is not a part of her. It cloaks and hides what's underneath. But the leopard wears a leopard skin that is a part of him. This is justification by faith which is consistent with and parallel to the unique 1888 Adventist understanding of the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary. It is justification by faith, "the third angel's message in verity" (The Review and Herald, April 1, 1890; Selected Messages, book 1, p. 372).

--Paul E. Penno

Note to Readers: Pastor Paul Penno is now teaching his Sabbath School class at the Hayward (California) Seventh-day Adventist Church a week early so that it can be posted on You Tube. You may view part 1 of this week's lesson, "In the Loom of Heaven," at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W25yj3ZxiG0

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