Fearing and Escaping the Wrath of God

Ezekiel's Visions of God—Ezekiel 1:1

The Spirit of Prophecy says —

“There is nothing in the popular ministry that stirs the wrath of Satan, makes the sinner tremble, or applies to the heart and conscience the fearful realities of a judgment soon to come.” (EW p.273)

Indeed the Holy Scriptures say –

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecc.12:13)

The Word is full of warnings, that our great King is coming with wrath!  Yes wrath! Why you ask? Let us read —

“Said the angel, “Nothing less than the whole armor of righteousness can enable man to overcome the powers of darkness and retain the victory over them. Satan has taken full possession of the churches as a body. The sayings and doings of men are dwelt upon instead of the plain, cutting truths of the Word of God. The spirit and friendship of the world are at enmity with God. When the truth in its simplicity and strength, as it is in Jesus, is brought to bear against the spirit of the world, it at once awakens the spirit of persecution. Very many who profess to be Christians have not known God. The natural heart has not been changed, and the carnal mind remains at enmity with God. They are Satan’s faithful servants, notwithstanding they have assumed another name.” (EW, p.274-274)

His church bodies INCLUDING our beloved SDA church have been countermanded. Now, granted, if one is not in tune with the Almighty, they may indeed be fooled with the illusion prevalent throughout Christendom.  But if one is closely aligned with the Lord and His word, one truly knows “why” the Lord is filled with wrath.

The Lord’s last message of Elijah brings this point home clearly–

“… only a true Christian, one who has a personal experience with God, a perfect knowledge of His Word, and who is filled with His Spirit, can discriminate saint from sinner. He, only, can recognize who has the seal and who does not have it, when the latter is cloaked in a counterfeit robe of righteousness.” (Tract 5, p.63)

When one advances in His Word as we have reported countless times in our blog, we learn that the coming of wrath, starting with the Seventh-day Adventist church, shall disclose TWO GROUPS  –Those who Escape and those who do not –that is it!

No merry middle ground, no “lukewarm followers” allowed anymore. Oh how they shall be “spued” out of His mouth (Rev. 3:16). We don’t need to quote Ezekiel 9, many already know it’s dire prophetic action.

With this knowledge of what is to come, let us now look at the overwhelming evidence of those who are to escape His beginning wrath (Ezekiel 9 church judgment) in the SDA church. Notice who they are, and focus sharply how many they are. Revelation 7 will indeed come true.

 For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many.

They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord. For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord.” (Isaiah 66:15-20)

Brethren, in all of history, has this prophecy ever come true? Not yet, and we do believe it is near at hand. The escaped do what? Proclaim the Lord Cry to all the world!

Isa. 4:2 — “In that day shall the Branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.”

In that day, — in the day the daughters of Zion become haughty, in the day the seven women take hold of the one man, at that time the Branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth excellent and comely for them that are the escaped of Israel. From what are His people to escape? Here is the answer:

Isa. 3:1-3 — “For, behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, the mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, the captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.”

It is obvious that they escape the destruction of these sinners in the church.

Isa. 4:3 — “And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem.”

Only the holy ones, those whose names are left written in the Book escape the destruction that falls upon the wicked in the church. Only they constitute “the remnant,” the ones that are left. ( 1 TG, no.6, p.37-38)

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“The remnant of Israel must be something else than what we have thought it to be for “remnant” is a small portion, or part which is left after a destruction. The destruction is the mighty shaking, sifting time which is the separation of the two classes in the church (the sealing of the 144,000) as prophesied in Ezekiel 9, and Isaiah 63. Those who escape are the “remnant.” The Bible gives no other definition of “remnant” than the one given here.” (SRod, vol. 1, p.102-103)

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“If one cannot deny that the 144,000, the first fruits, are members of the church , then one cannot deny that they are of her seed.And as they remain alive from the slaying of the unfaithful in their midst they are therefore the “remnant”-that which remains. (Answerer, vol.2, question 33)

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“Since the slaughter predicted by the prophet Isaiah takes place among those who profess to be sanctified and purified (falsely believe to have need of nothing more), and since those who escape from among them are sent to the Gentiles to preach the gospel, five distinct and supremely important points stand out plainly:

(1) since the victims of the slaughter are those who against their God-given knowledge indulge in swine’s flesh and other abominations, and since those who escape are versed in the gospel work enough to be sent to preach it to the Gentiles, the slaughter, therefore, is seen to take place in the church;

(2) those who escape, according to Ezekiel, are those who sigh and cry against the abominations, and thus receive the mark of deliverance,

(3) since they are sent to preach the gospel to the Gentiles after they escape the slaughter, they are “the remnant,” those that are left, the future servants of God;

(4)since they are to gather from the Gentiles all their brethren, all that can possibly be saved, they are the ones who finish the gospel work in all the world,

(5) since there are two separations –one from the church (Israelites), and one from the Gentiles, –those who escape and those who are gathered in — then the former are the first fruits and the later the second fruits — those of Revelation 7:4, 7-9, one from the tribes of Israel, and one from the Gentile nations. (JL, no.2, p.6-7)

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“…let every serious-minded reader pause to ponder what Inspiration says: Isa. 66:19 and 20 explain that those who escape the slaughter of Isa. 66:15 and 16, are to be sent as missionaries to the Gentiles, who as yet know not God. Hence these escaped(remaining) ones are God’s remnant, His first fruits of the harvest, His guileless servants, the 144,000 — the elect. And only they, none others, the Scriptures declare, shall bring all their brethren from all nations, is a clean vessel, into the purified house of the Lord — His White House.” (White House Recruiter, p.25)

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“Since “those that escape” the slaughter (the 144,000)shall “bring all your brethren [all those who shall be saved in the time of the ‘Loud Cry’]…into the house of the Lord,” then it follows that those who escape are the ones who finish the work —the reason they are called “the servants of God.” Rev. 7:3.(Tract 1, p.23)

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“Those who are sealed (marked) and escape the ruin are the ones who will constitute the number which prophecy declares to be 144,000.” (SRod, vol. 1, p.30)

These are but a few of the many Words of warning the Lord sent us from His last message of Elijah. The time of probation is close to ending for us as SDA. Soon our name will be changed and we shall have a new goal and work– The Loud Cry to the whole world, Lord willing.

“The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the LORD will name.” (Isaiah 62:2)

We see that ONLY 144,000 are prophesied to escape. Will you be one, will I be one? That is the great question that each of us SDA  members needs to ask, indeed dwell on!

Let us strive with all the power that God has given us to be among the hundred and forty-four thousand. And let us do all that we can to help others to gain heaven.” (March 9, 1905, Review and Herald)

 

Color code-
Orange– The Lord speaking 
Blue — Bible or SOP
Brown –Elijah message –Victor Houteff (Shepherd’s Rod)
Red–Main important highlights

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