LandMarks Magazine Contents

2013 August

Editorial – Times of Terror

In 1904 Ellen White published this statement: “Transgression has almost reached its limit. Confusion fills the world, and a great terror is soon to come upon human beings...."

A Cross to Carry

But Jesus said that not only are you to deny yourself, but also you are to take up your cross and follow Him. The cross was an instrument of torture and cruelty and ignominy.

The Work of a Lifetime

We also have a more sure word of prophecy that tells us that, “Sanctification is not the work of a moment, an hour, a day, but of a lifetime. It is not gained by a happy flight of feeling, but is the result of constantly dying to sin, and constantly living for Christ...."

The Sabbath a Sign

“Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.’ ” Exodus 31:13

The Mystery of the Three Clocks

As soon as the sun goes down on the appointed day, millions of cicada alarm clocks go off all over the eastern states of the United States. Responding to the signal the cicadas push their way from their dark prison.

Current Events – Historic Win for Gay Marriage

In a pair of landmark decisions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of gay marriage, and it allowed gay marriage to resume in California by declining to decide a separate case.

Keys to the Storehouse – A Pill

“Affliction is a pill, which, being wrapped up in patience and quiet submission, may be easily swallowed. But discontent chews the pill, and so embitters the soul.”

Inspiration – To See the King and The Glories of the Future World

“Thine eyes shall see the king in His beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.” Isaiah 33:17. If we desire to see the King in His beauty we must here behave worthily. We must outgrow our childishness.

Question & Answer – Revelation 12:10 Meaning of Accuser Cast Down

The accuser of the brethren is Satan. He contended earnestly with Michael over the body of Moses (Jude 9). Revelation 12:3, 4 states, “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great dragon,..."

Health – Keep Your Brain Alive – Go Neurobic

Get ready to exercise your brain! The brain needs to be exercised or it will get stuck in a rut. Neurobic exercises use all five senses in a very unique way to enhance the brain’s natural drive to form associations between different information.

Insight – The Martyrdom of Anne Askew

The fire was ordered to be put under her, “and thus,” to use the words of John Foxe, “the good Anne Askew, with these blessed martyrs, having passed through so many torments, having now ended the long course of her agonies, being compassed in with flames of fire, as a blessed sacrifice unto God,

Children’s Story – The Unbeliever

When the unbeliever saw that his seatmate no longer wanted to talk, he looked for another victim. Not all of the seats were filled, and he easily found a seat beside someone willing to talk to him. For a couple of hours he went from one person to another in the coach, criticizing and condemning ... Read more

Food – The Beauty of Beans

Beans are one of the least expensive forms of protein. They are high in fiber and low in fat and come in a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes. Beans can be enjoyed in every kind of dish from a dip or a salad to stews and soups to hearty main courses

Bible Study Guides – Benjamin

September 1, 2013 - September 7, 2013 - How do we know that 12,000 last-day spiritual Benjamites are to be total overcomers? Revelation 7:8, last part. Due to the character transformation of this remnant, what glorious sight adds poignant symbolism on the earth made new? Isaiah 65:25.

Bible Study Guides – An Opportunity Slighted

September 8, 2013 - September 14, 2013 - "The sons of Joseph were to be formally instated among the children of Israel. Joseph, coming for a last interview with his father, brought with him Ephraim and Manasseh. These youths were connected, through their mother, with the highest order of the Egyptian priesthood; and the position ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – An Opportunity Treasured

September 15, 2013 - September 21, 2013 - How did some from the tribe of Manasseh respond to calls for reformation on various occasions? Judges 6:11–15, 25–29; II Chronicles 15:1, 2, 8, 9; 30:1, 10,11. What can we learn from these events?

Bible Study Guides – The 144,000

September 22, 2013 - September 28, 2013 - Name some outstanding characteristics of the overcomers in the last days. Zephaniah 3:13; Revelation 14:5, 12; 12:17. Describe the mental outlook necessary to be total overcomers. Philippians 2:1–8; II Peter 3:11, 14. What will be the reward of these overcomers? Psalm 37:11.

All Bible texts, unless appearing in quoted references or otherwise identified, are from the New King James Version.