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Study - Chapter 40 - God's People Delivered
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The Great Controversy 

Chapter 40:   
God's  People  Delivered

1.  Under what crucial circumstances does sudden deliverance come to the people of God? By what strange phenomena are the wicked arrested?  [ page 635:1-3 ]

2.  What happy experience comes to God’s people at this time? [ 636:1]

3.  What effect has the presence of God upon the earth?   [ 636:2-637:1 ]

4.  Who are to be raised from the grave to see Christ appear? [ 637:2 ]

5.  What will be the experience of the wicked who were about to destroy the saints? [ 637:3-638:1]

6.  What further glorious experience will come to the saints? What will be revealed to the gaze of all? What will all then see regarding the Sabbath?  [ 639:1-640:1]

7.  What is now made known to God’s children? What appears in the heavens? What is the effect upon each class of beholders?  [ 640:3-642:3 ] 

8.  What memories, coupled with unspeakable remorse, will be awakened as the wicked hear the voice of God? [ 642:3- 644:1 ]

9.  What contrast in size is seen among the risen saints? To what prospect may all look forward? [ 644:3 ]

10.  What change comes to the living righteous? Of what is the cloudy chariot composed, in which they ascend to heaven?   [ 645:1-2 ]

10a.  What ceremony takes place before they enter the holy city?  [ 645: 3 ]

11.  What is seen as the gates of the city are thrown open? 646:1 [728:1]
“When the tide of iniquity overspread the world, and the wickedness of men determined their destruction by a flood of waters, the hand that had planted Eden withdrew it from the earth. But in the final restitution, when there shall be ‘a new heaven and a new earth,’ it is to be restored more gloriously adorned than at the beginning.”— ”Patriarchs and Prophets,” p. 62.

12.  How will the saints realize the meaning of the invitation, “Enter into the Joy of thy Lord”?  [ 646:2-647:1 ] 

13.  How does Adam add to the Joy of the angels and of the redeemed, as he meets the Saviour?  [ 647:1-648:2]

14.  What further scene is enacted upon the crystal sea? Through what experiences have the saints passed that fits them to sing the “new song”?  [ 648:3-650:1 ]

15.  How will the cross of Christ be regarded throughout the ages? What mysteries will be ever unfolding in its light?  [ 651:1-652:2 ]

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