A Precious Soul — Sister E

May 8, 2021
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We read in Revelation 7 —

 “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.” (Rev. 7:1-4)

We know as present truth believers that the sealing of the 144,000 is taking place now. That soon the SDA church judgment will come and the final members of the 144,000 will be sealed during the half hour silence , spoken of in Rev. 8:1.

We also know that they are termed “virgins” (Rev. 14:4). Granted it speaks of men, but of course we know that the 144,000 will consist of both men and women. Inspiration describes what “virgin” means in that Scripture context —

“They are called virgins because they profess a pure faith.” (COL, p.406)

This week a most wonderful thing occured which we knew that we should praise the Lord and tell about it. About 13 years ago, yours truly met his wife through a online site. She is from a former USSR country. But as the Lord provided, that religion restricted country now called the “Russian federation”, broke it’s chains back in 1989-92. Religion was soon less restricted and former agnostics and non-believers embraced Christianity.

To summarize our story, I had become an SDA in the beginning of 2009, after a classic life of the prodigal son. My life was one of money and pleasures, but praise the Lord , He never stopped looking out the window, awaiting my arrival home! I came home indeed!

Soon after that I met my wife. She was a Sunday keeping Christian at that time. After some studies and long discussion (she was not willing at first) she finally “saw the light” on the keeping of the Sabbath. She soon found a “Jewish-Christian” church in her area and started going to Sabbath services each Saturday.

Thus we became of one faith and our relationship grew. After 8 long years, she finally made it here to USA and we got married. Both of us attending the local SDA churches.

But unbeknowest to us, the Lord was using us to influence another greatly, it was her sister, sister E. As time went by sister E was most likely hearing the voice of the Lord in regards to what my wife and I were practicing –Sabbath keeping.

Sister E is in her early 40’s and she is one of the rarest of humans — a literal virgin. She is soft spoken and very attractive. She became a Christian in 2005. Of course being in a former USSR country her church taught very basic Christianity and of course Sunday as the day of worship.

Fast forward to about 4 weeks ago. My wife and her talk frequently by whatsapp. Sister E mentioned that she had watched a “great video” on YouTube about the Sabbath from a woman who was a Seventh-day Adventist. My wife told me about it and I said “praise the Lord”.

This week were heard from her that she had made the decision for keeping the Sabbath, as she was convicted of this Commandment. we were so happy! Here we have a dedicated woman who has remained pure all her life and now she has found the “day of the Lord”!

The Scriptures tell us how the Lord SAID He wants us to show we love Him —

“If you love Me, keep My Commandments.” (John 14:15)

Now sister E is following the Lord in the real sense, not only that, but proving she “loves” Him as He said! Words can’t describe our joy. Could she be found among that number? We don’t know but surely she has been blessed with dedication and purity that few have ever experienced. Please pray for sister E as she takes up her new walk with our King. Amen!

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Cor. 5:17)

THE FATE OF ASSYRIA, AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE CHURCH

May 1, 2021


TEXT OF ADDRESS BY V.T. HOUTEFF,
MINISTER OF DAVIDIAN 7TH-DAY ADVENTISTS
SABBATH, JANUARY 11, 1947
MT. CARMEL CHAPEL
WACO, TEXAS

THOUGHT FOR MEDITATION AND PRAYER

We shall read from “The Mount of Blessing,” page 180, paragraph one. The reading is based on the scripture which says, “Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye?”

M.B., pg. 180 — “Even the sentence, ‘Thou that judgest doest the same things,’ does not reach the magnitude of his sin who presumes to criticize and condemn his brother…. When he thinks he has detected a flaw in the character or the life, he is exceedingly zealous in trying to point it out; but Jesus declares that the very trait of character developed in doing this un-Christlike work, is, in comparison with the fault criticized, as a beam in proportion to a mote. It is one’s own lack of the spirit of forbearance and love that leads him to make a world of an atom…. According to the figure that our Saviour uses, he who indulges a censorious spirit is guilty of greater sin than is the one he accuses; for he not only commits the same sin, but adds to it conceit and censoriousness.”

Satan is doing his level best to make us transgress in this respect so that we lose out eternally. God has delegated no one to be policing another. Only God through His prophets is to reprove sin, but never to use force of any kind.

Shall we kneel now, and pray for a realization that our duty is not to criticize others or to magnify their faults, but to speak and practice the Truth? Further than that, Brother, Sister, we need not go. The rest is up to our audiences and associates. Let them decide for themselves what is best for both soul and body. Truth need not be poked down the throat.

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THE FATE OF ASSYRIA, AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE CHURCH

Let us turn to Zephaniah 3, and begin with the first verse.

Zeph. 3:1 — “Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!”

The antecedent of the pronoun “her” is found in the thirteenth verse of the preceding chapter. In it is seen that the “city” here pointed out is Nineveh, the capital city of ancient Assyria. Now to ascertain whether this Nineveh is actually the capital city of ancient Assyria or of some other Assyria, we shall study the remaining verses of the chapter.

Zeph. 3:2 — “She obeyed not the Voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the Lord; she drew not near to her God.”

This verse points out the fact that the city and nation here mentioned had the privilege of hearing the voice of Inspiration, of knowing God’s Truth, but has failed to take heed — received not correction, trusted not in the Lord, drew not near to her God.

Zeph. 3:3 — “Her princes within her are roaring lions;

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her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.”

Her princes, being like roaring lions, must be frightful persons who evidently think “might makes right.” Her judges are, as it were, evening wolves; that is, they are in business, not to execute judgment, justice, and righteousness, but to catch and tear, to fill their den with prey although they may have more than they know what to do with. “They gnaw not the bones till the morrow.”

Zeph. 3:4 — “Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.”

In the language of today this verse would read, “Her teachers are light-hearted, not serious and sober-minded; they are trifling; they are of no account; they are treacherous persons. Her ministers, rather than having kept the church clean, have polluted it, and have done violence to the law” (have declared It void).

Thus far is seen that the Assyria of this chapter represents a people who have been well instructed in the things of God, the law and the sanctuary. But instead of obeying the Lord and ruling justly and righteously, they have greatly transgressed, have gone down into sin as deep as any people can possibly go.

Zeph. 3:5 — “The just Lord is in the midst thereof; He will not do iniquity: every morning doth He bring His judgment to light, He faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.”

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In view of the fact that God is in the midst of them, they must be well informed in the things of God, well aware that in due season He makes known to them His judgment. In view of all these, the only possible conclusion one can come to, is that God’s church must be in their midst.

Zeph. 3:6-8 — “I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant. I said, Surely thou wilt fear Me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings. Therefore wait ye upon Me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for My determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them Mine indignation, even all My fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy.”

The Lord Himself warns that He has cut off nations, that He has made their towers desolate and their streets waste, that He has destroyed their cities and has left no inhabitants in them. He points out that all this He did as an object lesson for future good, so that they as a nation might fear Him and receive instruction, that their dwellings not be cut off. But in spite of these examples, they rise early and corrupt all their doings. So it is that at long last the Lord arises to the prey, gathers the nations, assembles the kingdoms, and Assyria gets her punishment.

From this we see that the Assyria under discussion exists in the time of the end, the time in which the

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great and dreadful day of the Lord takes place. This Assyria, therefore, is an antitype of ancient Assyria just as the Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18 is an antitype of ancient Babylon.

Assyria, charges Inspiration, is a rejoicing city that dwells carelessly, that says in her heart, “I am, and there is none beside me.” Zeph. 2:15.

At this point let us pause a moment and summarize the characteristics by which this modern Assyria is to be identified. (1) As man looks at things, she is so great that there is none like her. She is well instructed in the things of God. (2) She is oppressive, a hard ruling nation. (3) She has polluted the sanctuary and has declared the law of God void. (4) She has piled up wealth by going after it as an evening wolfe goes after its prey. (5) She harbors the church of God. (6) She exists in the time the Lord is to manifest His power and destroy all the wicked nations. (7) She is an Assyria-like nation, widespread, a nation of conquests.

There is but one people under the sun that answers to all these descriptions, and that people is, of course, the English-speaking people, in whose midst is the church, and from whose midst the Gospel and the Bible flow out to all nations. As clear as language can make it, the burden of the prophet Zephaniah is for the English-speaking Christian world.

God is now saying to Assyria’s capital city, “Indeed, you are doing all these abominations, but you will not thus continue long. The time is at hand.” Put a stop to your absurdities.

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Zeph. 3:9 — “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one consent.”

Inspiration for certainty declares that after Assyria receives her punishment, and after the wicked are taken out of his church, then will the Gospel be proclaimed in a pure language (in pure Gospel Truth) that whosoever will, may call upon the name of the Lord, “to serve Him” with heart and soul. Then it is that “only those who have withstood temptation in the strength of the Mighty One will have a right to proclaim it [Third Angel’s Message] when it shall have swelled into the Loud Cry.” — “Review and Herald,” Nov. 19, 1908.

Zeph. 3:10, 11 — “From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia My suppliants, even the daughter of My dispersed, shall bring Mine offering. In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against Me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of My holy mountain.”

When the Gospel is proclaimed in “a pure language,” then even from the ends of the earth God’s people will come with an offering to the Lord.

Having removed all who rejoice in her pride the church shall be haughty no more.

Zeph. 3:12 — “I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord.”

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The fact that He leaves in their midst poor and afflicted people is sufficient evidence in itself that the purification of the church takes place before the Millennium, before Isaiah 33:24 is fulfilled and before He sets up the kingdom mentioned therein.

Zeph. 3:13 — “The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.”

The remnant, those that are left after the purification takes place, shall sin no more. They shall forever thereafter stand without guile in their mouths.

Zeph. 3:14 — “Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.”

A great day is coming for the righteous, a dreadful one for the wicked. We, therefore, as children of Zion, are encouraged to sing and shout for joy because we have finally come to the time of God’s great deliverance.

Zeph. 3:15 — “The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, He hath cast out thine enemy: the King of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.”

Surely these revelations of prophecy should encourage every believer to shout with joy as he realizes that the day in which he shall no more see evil is right at hand, that the Lord is to be his only king.

Zeph. 3:16-20 — “In that day it shall be said to Jeruusalem,

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Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord.”

The Lord wants us to know that when He turns away our captivity He will also make us a name and a praise among all the people of the earth. This kingdom of Judah (the church purified and set apart), is therefore, not only pre-millennial, but also probationary. And how glad we ought to be for the privilege to be among the first of the first fruits.

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World Upside Down

April 24, 2021
Flip the script in this upside-down new world — Words Alive

Let’s face it, recently within the last year or so we have witnessed our world become strange and almost foreign to our prior reality. Indeed, an upside down world. Values have changed, freedoms have been limited, and governments have shifted into restrictive policies. In other words, what are we to expect from all this Covid related retrictions?

Well there is two lines of thought basically — the general worldview and the Biblical view. To know the two, let examine both.

Before we begin with the worldview a pertinent Scripture is applicable.


“Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD.”(Jer. 17:5)

So if we are without God, a typical heathen in other words, we shall have the world view. This view is largely manipulated by the worldwide mass main stream media — BBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Reuters, AP, etc.

This view today is one of fear. The narrative is that we are under a monster of a disease, a world wide pandemic. This disease is so bad and dangerous that we must get a “vaccine” for it in order to properly be protected. Further, not only a vaccine, but a mask and sometimes two or three over each other!

But common sense is thrown out the window when we see for ourselves the outlandish sight of people out in the open fresh air by themselves wearing masks! Our Lord warned us we have eyes to see and ears to hear and we better start using them!


“If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.”(John 9:41)

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matt. 11:15)


So those who have leaned on flesh (mass media reporting) are showing their allegiance by blind obedience to their strength — man. It is not hard to tell, as when we use our eyes to see, we can see a single person alone driving their car with a mask. This utter blind obedience is shameful to those of us who have used our eyes, ears and mind to KNOW what is really going on.

The following is helpful and enlightening information we should know, as serious students instead of puppets blindly following ridiculous protocols.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPbxOeYAC7s

https://www.brighteon.com/3975b2db-502b-492b-9f2b-a1ac9f36664e

The vaccines are nothing more than “Gene Therapies” and the Globalists know that. The worldwide drive to “vaccinate” the world’s population is a ploy to de-populate the world and the Globalist mass media is doing all they can to hide the serious developments arising from these Gene alterating shots.

So this is the world’s view — do as big brother says and follow along as sheep to the slaughter. Although they are the last to say it in these terms that is the bottomline for the heathen. Infact how many of us have heard friends and relatives gladly proclaim “Hey, I got my shots, I’m good to go!”? Well get ready as this experiment may very well end badly.


Now the second view takes God into the situation. After all they KNOW that despite what is going on He is still in charge. His plans WILL NOT fail. This they know and believe.

They see this great folly for what it is, mankind’s desperate attempt to finally have the New World Order. This plan has been around for a long time, at least since the 60’s. But due to the worldwide success of the Globalist’s Covid scheme, they have a bounce in their step now, full of confidence that their mass media has, as the old saying goes, “pulled one over on us.”

Yet God led people know the exact verse that shows the Globalist plans will come to a screeching halt very soon —

“And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.” (Daniel 11:45)

The current “King of the North” the ones who control God’s holy land –Israel, and also the world’s economy, media, etc. are about to be brought down. But let us not think Satan will wink at all this! No,he will then, on cue, switch horses and mount the USA 666 man and the false prophet of Rev. 13. These will be his end time vehicles to go toe to toe against the Lord’s final army (Joel Chapter 2). Our prophetess Ellen White described these final events as “The Great Controversy”.

So unlike the heathen, God’s students know that using our mind, eyes and ears, we can know what to expect and be secure about it.


“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

God’s Appeal to the Church (Part 2 of 2)

April 10, 2021
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“And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. (2) And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, (3) Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. (4) And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.” Revelation 7:1-4.

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. (2) And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: (3) And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

(4) These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. (5) And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” Revelation 14:1-5.

Those who say that this number is symbolic are going against the Word of God because Jesus instructed John on these prophecies.

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: (2) Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.” Revelation 1:1, 2.

The Bible says that John heard (Rev. 7:4) the number sealed, and looked (Rev. 14:1), in other words, he saw the 144,000 stand on mount Sion with Jesus, the Lamb. With both his eyes and ears, John witnessed this prophecy to be fulfilled. The Bible goes to great lengths to express that John heard and saw the 144,000, the firstfruits who are redeemed from among men are, in fact, literal.

“Soon we heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming. The living saints, 144,000 in number, knew and understood the voice, while the wicked thought it was thunder and an earthquake. When God spoke the time, He poured upon us the Holy Ghost, and our faces began to light up and shine with the glory of God, as Moses’ did when he came down from Mount Sinai. (par. 1) The 144,000 were all sealed, and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, ‘God, New Jerusalem,’ and a glorious star containing Jesus’ new name.

At our happy, holy state the wicked were enraged, and would rush violently up to lay hands on us to thrust us into prison, when we would stretch forth the hand in the name of the Lord, and they would fall helpless to the ground. Then it was that the synagogue of Satan knew that God had loved us who could wash one another’s feet, and salute the brethren with a holy kiss, and they worshiped at our feet. (par. 2)” Christian Experience and Teaching, p. 58.

Inspiration says, “the living saints, 144,000 in number,” and that the wicked will try to hurt them violently. That is plain and straightforward language that the 144,000 are literal, “in number,” and will be threatened by the wicked, but the power of God protects them because they have the seal of God.

“We are standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. Prophecy is fast fulfilling. The Lord is at the door. There is soon to open before us a period of overwhelming interest to all living. The controversies of the past are to be revived; new controversies will arise. The scenes to be enacted in our world are not yet even dreamed of. Satan is at work through human agencies. Those who are making an effort to change the Constitution and secure a law enforcing Sunday observance little realize what will be the result. A crisis is just upon us. (par. 2)

But God’s servants are not to trust to themselves in this great emergency. In the visions given to Isaiah, to Ezekiel, and to John we see how closely heaven is connected with the events taking place upon the earth and how great is the care of God for those who are loyal to Him. The world is not without a ruler. The program of coming events is in the hands of the Lord. The Majesty of heaven has the destiny of nations, as well as the concerns of His church, in His own charge. (par. 3)” Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, p. 753.

All events are in the Hands of God, and He has charge over the concerns of His church.” Since Jesus is here on earth walking up and down in the midst of the churches, then Inspiration is revealing how Jesus will remove the tares from the Seventh-day Adventist Denomination.

Although Christ is mediator in the heavenly Sanctuary, yet he walks up and down in the midst of the churches on earth…. (par. 5)” The Review and Herald, May 31, 1887.

This sealing or marking is what both John the Revelator, and Ezekiel saw in a vision concerning God’s church. The presence of Christ is here because Inspiration says, “And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.” Ezek. 9:3, 4.

Inspiration says the presence of Jesus is at the threshold of His house (Ezek. 9:3), the church. He commands (Ezek. 9:4, 11) the angel to place a mark or seal in the foreheads of the faithful because it is the unfaithful, the tares that are removed that do not have the seal of God.

“I then saw the third angel. Said my accompanying angel, ‘Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner. These things should engross the whole mind, the whole attention.’” Early Writings, p. 118.

Those that overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil, will be the favored ones who shall receive the seal of the living God. Those whose hands are not clean, whose hearts are not pure, will not have the seal of the living God. Those who are planning sin and acting it will be passed by. Only those who, in their attitude before God, are filling the position of those who are repenting and confessing their sins in the great anti-typical day of atonement, will be recognized and marked as worthy of God’s protection. The names of those who are steadfastly looking and waiting and watching for the appearing of their Saviour–more earnestly and wishfully than they who wait for the morning–will be numbered with those who are sealed.

Those who, while having all the light of truth flashing upon their souls, should have works corresponding to their avowed faith, but are allured by sin, setting up idols in their hearts, corrupting their souls before God, and polluting those who unite with them in sin, will have their names blotted out of the book of life, and be left in midnight darkness, having no oil in their vessels with their lamps. ‘Unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings.’ (par. 1)

This sealing of the servants of God is the same that was shown to Ezekiel in vision. John also had been a witness of this most startling revelation. He saw the sea and the waves roaring, and men’s hearts failing them for fear. He beheld the earth moved, and the mountains carried into the midst of the sea (which is literally taking place), the water thereof roaring and troubled, and the mountains shaking with the swelling thereof. He was shown plagues, pestilence, famine, and death performing their terrible mission. (par. 2)” Testimonies to Ministers, p. 445.

John the Revelator calls it a seal, while Ezekiel calls it a mark, but both the seal and mark are the same, and Ezekiel also saw the wicked slain in the church.

Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled; yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is short. God is calling; will you hear? Will you receive His message? Will you be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To ‘The churches in Oakland and Berkeley,’ September 26, 1909.)” Manuscript Releases, Vol. 1, p. 260.

“The Lord reads the heart as an open book. The men who are not connected with God have done many things after the imagination of their own evil hearts. The Lord declares concerning them, ‘They have turned unto Me their back, and not the face, though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them; yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.’

We are amid the perils of the last days, the time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled; that prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter. Study also the tenth chapter which represents the hand of God as at work to bring perfect method and harmonious working into all the operations of his prepared instrumentalities.

The eleventh and twelfth chapters also should receive critical, thoughtful attention. Let these prophecies be studied on your knees before God; unless you take up the stumbling-blocks which by your own perverse spirit you have laid in the way of many who have been connected with you, God will turn His face utterly from you and your associates. (par. 1)” The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1303.

Inspiration says that Ezekiel nine is literal,and since both Ezekiel and John saw the same vision, then it is understood that the 144,000 are literal as well.

The mark of deliverance has been set upon thosethat sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done.’ Now the angel of death goes forth, represented in Ezekiel’s vision by the men with the slaughtering weapons, to whom the command is given: ‘Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women; but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary.’

Says the prophet, ‘They began at the ancient men which were before the house.’ [Ezekiel 9:1-6.] The work of destruction begins among those who have professed to be the spiritual guardians of the people. The false watchmen are the first to fall. There are none to pity or to spare. Men, women, maidens, and little children perish together.” The Great Controversy 1888 ed., p. 656.

The class who do not feel grieved over their own spiritual declension, nor mourn over the sins of others, will be left without the seal of God. The Lord commissions His messengers, the men with slaughtering weapons in their hands: ‘Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.’ (par.1)

Here we see that the church–the Lord’s sanctuary–was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God’s power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment.

Thus ‘Peace and safety’ is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God’s people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together. (par.2) The abominations for which the faithful ones were sighing and crying were all that could be discerned by finite eyes, but by far the worst sins, those which provoked the jealousy of the pure and holy God, were unrevealed.

The great Searcher of hearts knoweth every sin committed in secret by the workers of iniquity. These persons come to feel secure in their deceptions and, because of His long-suffering, say that the Lord seeth not, and then act as though He had forsaken the earth. But He will detect their hypocrisy and will open before others those sins which they were so careful to hide.” (par. 3) Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, p. 211.

In the ninth chapter of Ezekiel is portrayed the fate of the men of responsibility who have not glorified God by faithfulness and integrity. Read this chapter. Notice especially verses four to six: [quoted]. At the appointed time, the Lord God of Israel will do His work most thoroughly.” Manuscript Releases, Vol. 18, p. 183.

According to Inspiration, the 144,000 are the faithful who are delivered when the tares are removed from the church because the 144,000 do not doubt or disbelieve the testimonies of the Spirit of God. They keep pace with the light and are proven worthy to receive the seal of God and are saved into the kingdom of God.

“Strive to Be Among the 144,000.–[Revelation 7:9-17 quoted.] Those whom the Lamb shall lead by the fountains of living waters, and from whose eyes He shall wipe away all tears, will be those now receiving the knowledge and understanding revealed in the Bible, the Word of God. . . . We are to copy no human being. There is no human being wise enough to be our criterion. We are to look to the man Christ Jesus, who is complete in the perfection of righteousness and holiness. He is the author and finisher of our faith.

He is the pattern man. His experience is the measure of the experience that we are to gain. His character is our model. Let us, then, take our minds off the perplexities and the difficulties of this life, and fix them on Him, that by beholding we may be changed into His likeness. We may behold Christ to good purpose. We may safely look to Him; for He is all-wise. As we look to Him and think of Him, He will be formed within, the hope of glory. Let us strive with all the power that God has given us to be among the hundred and forty-four thousand (RH March 9, 1905).” E. G. White, S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, p. 970.

For further study of the 144,000 and Ezekiel nine, please request our free booklet number two, A Door of Hope for Laodicea.

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God’s Appeal to the Church (Part 1 of 2)

March 27, 2021
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Recently one of our brethren in the faith sent us a report which is truly a “spot on” message to His remnant church, the SDA church. We hope you are blessed as we were!

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The subject of the 144,000 has raised questions among Christians, especially with Seventh-day Adventists. Many Seventh-day Adventists seem to believe that it is a symbolical number or that it has some application to the past with the 12 tribes.

In this article, I will share some key references both from the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy on the 144,000. This vital subject, according to Inspiration, places the 144,000 as literal, and Jesus chooses them because they faithfully keep pace with the truth as the scroll unrolls.

Where do the 144,000 come from, and how do they come about?

In Revelation 3:14-18, it says that the last of the seven churches is Laodicean. To understand the connection between Laodicea and the 144,000, we need to know what the word Laodicea means.

According to the Strong’s Concordance, the name Laodicea is a compound of two Greek words: “laos means people; dike means justice, judgment, punish, and vengeance.”

The meaning of the name Laodicea describes only one denomination that meets this description, and that denomination is a people who proclaim the judgment messages.

Since 1844, it is a historical fact that the Seventh-day Adventists Denomination has proclaimed the Three Angels Messages of Revelation 14, “Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come.” Rev. 14:7.

The last church of Revelation three, Laodicea, is speaking about the Seventh-day Adventists Denomination.

Though the Seventh-day Adventists Denomination teaches the messages of Revelation 14, yet the angel of the church is condemned because they have not heeded and kept pace with the light (truth), which causes the unfaithful to be spued out.

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; (15) I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. (16) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. (17) 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: (18) I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. (19) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:14-19.

The Bible says that the angel of Laodicea comes under condemnation because of their lukewarm condition. They are neither “cold nor hot.” Therefore, God has a controversy with the angel, and because they will not listen, God will spue them out.

Then, who is this angel of Revelation 3:14?

“The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” Rev 1:20.

The Bible says that the “seven stars are the angels.”

What are the stars?

“He walks in the midst of the golden candlesticks. Thus is symbolized the relation of Christ to his churches, and the stars are used to represent his ministers. He is represented as walking up and down among the golden candlesticks. He is in communion with his people. He knows their true state. He observes their order, their vigilance, their piety, and their devotion; and he takes pleasure in them if he sees these fruits manifest. Although Christ is mediator in the heavenly Sanctuary, yet he walks up and down in the midst of the churches on earth. He goes about from church to church, from congregation to congregation, from soul to soul.

He observes their true condition,–that which is neglected, that which is in disorder, and that which needs to be done. He is represented as walking, which signifies unrest, wakefulness, and unremitting vigilance. He is observing whether the light of any of his sentinels, or candlesticks, is burning dim or going out. These under-shepherds may sleep, but He that keeps Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. If these candlesticks were left to the charge of human powers, the flickering flame would languish and die. But He is the true watchman of the home, the sleepless warden of the temple courts. The continual watch-care and presence and sustaining grace of Christ are the source of all light and life. (par. 5)” The Review and Herald, May 31, 1887.

The Seventh-day Adventists are the people that declare the investigative judgment, and the seven stars are the angels, which represent the ministers. Inspiration is saying that God has a controversy with the Seventh-day Adventists, primarily the leadership, because they will not listen to Inspiration’s warnings.

“It was Christ who bade the apostle record that which was to be opened before him. ‘What thou seest, write in a book,’ He commanded, ‘and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.’ ‘I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. . . . Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.

The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.’ Revelation 1:11, 18-20. (par.2) The names of the seven churches are symbolic of the church in different periods of the Christian Era. The number 7 indicates completeness, and is symbolic of the fact that the messages extend to the end of time, while the symbols used reveal the condition of the church at different periods in the history of the world. (par.3)” The Acts of Apostles p. 585.

These seven churches of Revelation chapters two and three are “symbolic of the church in different periods of the Christian Era…and the symbols used reveal the condition of the church at different periods in the history of the world.”

The seventh church, Laodicea, the Seventh-day Adventists, is neither “cold or hot,” but lukewarm because they have failed to take the additional messages of warning. They are failing to understand the end-time events, which will be fulfilled differently from what the church teaches. Unless, they do just as it says in Revelation 3:19, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”

The Lord has seen our backslidings, and he has a controversy with his people. Their pride, their selfishness, their opening of the mind to doubt and unbelief, are manifest in his sight, and grieve his heart of love. Many gather darkness about their souls as a garment, and virtually say, ‘We want not a knowledge of thy way, O God; we choose our own way.’ These are the things that separate the soul from God. There is in the soul of man an obstacle which he holds there with stubborn persistency, and which interposes between his soul and God.

It is unbelief. God gives sufficient evidence, but man, with his unsanctified will, refuses to receive evidence unless it comes in his own way, to favor his own ideas. With a spirit of bravado he cries, ‘Proof, proof, is what we want,’ and turns away from the evidence that God gives. He talks doubt, unbelief, sowing the seeds of evil which will spring up and yield their harvest.

He is separating his soul farther and farther from God. (par.1) Is it proof that such men need? Is it evidence that is wanting?–No; the parable of the rich man and Lazarus is given to help all such souls who are turning away from positive evidence, and crying, ‘Proof’! The rich man asked that one might be sent from the dead to warn his brethren, lest they come to the place of torment. ‘Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.’ (par.2) Why is it that men do not believe upon sufficient evidence?–Because they do not want to be convinced. They have no disposition to give up their own will for God’s will.

They are unwilling to acknowledge that they have cherished sinful unbelief in resisting the light that God has given them. They have been hunting for doubts, for pegs upon which to hang their unbelief. They have been ready to accept testimony which is weak and insufficient, testimony which God has not given them in his word, but which pleases them because it agrees with their ideas, and is in harmony with their disposition and will. These souls are in great peril. If they will bow their proud will, and put it on God’s side of the question; if they will with humble, contrite hearts seek for the light, believing that there is light for them, then they will see light, because the eye is single to discern the light which comes from God. They will acknowledge the evidence of divine authority.

Spiritual truths will shine forth from the divine page. But the heart must be open for the reception of light, for Satan is ever ready to obscure the precious truth which would make them wise unto salvation. If any do not receive it, it will forever remain a mystery of mysteries to them. (par. 3)… The end is near! We have not a moment to lose! Light is to shine forth from God’s people in clear, distinct rays, bringing Jesus before the churches and before the world. Our work is not to be restricted to those who already know the truth; our field is the world.

The instrumentalities to be used are those souls who gladly receive the light of truth which God communicates to them. These are God’s agencies for communicating the knowledge of truth to the world. If through the grace of Christ his people will become new bottles, he will fill them with the new wine. God will give additional light, and old truths will be recovered, and replaced in the frame-work of truth; and wherever the laborers go, they will triumph. As Christ’s ambassadors, they are to search the Scriptures, to seek for the truths that have been hidden beneath the rubbish of error. And every ray of light received is to be communicated to others. One interest will prevail, one subject will swallow up every other,–Christ our righteousness. (par. 19) The Review and Herald, December 23, 1890.

The condition of many of those who claim to be the children of God is exactly represented by the message to the Laodicean church. There is opened before those who serve God, truths of inestimable value, which, brought into the practical life, show the difference between those who serve God and those who serve Him not. (par.9) The earth itself is not more richly interlaced with veins of golden ore than is the field of revelation with veins of precious truth. The Bible is the storehouse of the unsearchable riches of God.

But those who have a knowledge of the truth do not understand it as fully as they might. They do not bring the love of Christ into the heart and life. (par. 1) The student of the Word finds himself bending over a fountain of living water. The church needs to drink deeply of the spirituality of the Word. Their service to God needs to be very different from the tame, lifeless, emotionless religious experience that makes many believers but little different from those who believe not, very similar in spirit to the unconverted (MS 117, 1902). (par. 2)” E.G. White, 7A Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, pp. 963, 964.

Inspiration says, “their pride, their selfishness, their opening of the mind to doubt and unbelief” has caused the Seventh-day Adventists to fall in a state of luke-warmness and even darkness.

I am filled with sadness when I think of our condition as a people. The Lord has not closed heaven to us, but our own course of continual backsliding has separated us from God. Pride, covetousness, and love of the world have lived in the heart without fear of banishment or condemnation. Grievous and presumptuous sins have dwelt among us. And yet the general opinion is that the church is flourishing and that peace and spiritual prosperity are in all her borders.

The church has turned back from following Christ her Leader and is steadily retreating toward Egypt. Yet few are alarmed or astonished at their want of spiritual power. Doubt, and even disbelief of the testimonies of the Spirit of God, is leavening our churches everywhere. Satan would have it thus. Ministers who preach self instead of Christ would have it thus.

The testimonies are unread and unappreciated. God has spoken to you. Light has been shining from His word and from the testimonies, and both have been slighted and disregarded. The result is apparent in the lack of purity and devotion and earnest faith among us.” Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, p. 217.

The message to the church of the Laodiceans is a startling denunciation, and is applicable to the people of God at the present time. (par. 1)…The Lord here shows us that the message to be borne to his people by ministers whom he has called to warn the people, is not a peace-and-safety message. It is not merely theoretical, but practical in every particular. The people of God are represented in the message to the Laodiceans in a position of carnal security. They are at ease, believing themselves in an exalted condition of spiritual attainments. (par. 3)…

What greater deception can come upon human minds than a confidence that they are right, when they are all wrong? The message of the True Witness finds the people of God in a sad deception, yet honest in that deception. They know not that their condition is deplorable in the sight of God. While those addressed are flattering themselves that they are in an exalted spiritual condition, the message of the True Witness breaks their security by the startling denunciation of their true situation of spiritual blindness, poverty, and wretchedness.

The testimony, so cutting and severe, cannot be a mistake; for it is the True Witness who speaks, and his testimony must be correct. (par. 5) It is difficult for those who feel secure in their attainments, who are believing themselves to be rich in spiritual knowledge, to receive the message which declares that they are deceived and in need of every spiritual grace.

The unsanctified heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. (par. 6) God leads his people on, step by step. The Christian life is a constant battle, and a march. There is no rest from the warfare. It is by constant, unceasing effort that we maintain the victory over the temptations of Satan. We are, as a people, triumphing in the clearness and strength of the truth. We are fully sustained in our positions by an overwhelming amount of plain scriptural testimony.

But we are very much wanting in Bible humility, patience, faith, love, self-denial, watchfulness, and a spirit of sacrifice. We need to cultivate Bible holiness. Sin prevails among the people of God. The plain message of rebuke to the Laodiceans is not received. Many cling to their doubts and their darling sins, while they are in so great a deception as to talk and feel that they are in need of nothing. They think the testimony of the Spirit of God in reproof is uncalled for, or that it does not mean them. Such are in the greatest need of the grace of God and spiritual discernment, that they may discover their deficiency in spiritual knowledge.

They lack almost every essential qualification necessary to perfect Christian character. They have not a practical knowledge of Bible truth, which leads to lowliness of life, and a conformity of their will to the will of Christ. They are not living in obedience to all God’s requirements. (par. 7) It is not enough to merely profess to believe the truth. All the soldiers of the cross of Christ virtually obligate themselves to enter a crusade against the adversary of souls, to condemn wrong, and sustain righteousness.

But the message of the True Witness reveals the fact that a terrible deception is upon our people, which makes it necessary to come to them with warnings, to break their spiritual slumber, and arouse them to decided action. (par. 8) This message of the True Witness has not accomplished the design of God. The people slumber on in their sins. They continue to declare themselves ‘rich, and having need of nothing.’ Many inquire, Why are all these reproofs given? Why do the testimonies continually charge us with backsliding and grievous sins? We love the truth. We are prospering.

We are in no need of these testimonies of warning and reproof. But let these murmurers see their hearts, and compare their lives with the practical teachings of the Bible; let them humble their souls before God; let the grace of God illuminate the darkness, and the scales will fall from their eyes, and they will sense their true spiritual poverty and wretchedness.

They will feel the necessity of buying gold, which is pure faith and love; white raiment, which is a spotless character, made pure in the blood of their dear Redeemer, and eyesalve, which is the grace of God, and will give clear discernment of spiritual things, and detect sin. These attainments are more precious than the gold of Ophir. (par. 9) I am very sure that the greatest reason why the people of God are now found in this state of spiritual blindness, is because they will not receive correction.

Many have despised the reproofs and warnings given them. The True Witness condemns the lukewarm condition of the people of God, which gives Satan great power over them in this waiting, watching time. The selfish, and proud, and lovers of sin, are ever assailed with doubts. Satan has ability to suggest doubts and devise objections to the pointed testimony that God sends, and many think it a virtue and mark of intelligence in them to be unbelieving and questioning, and quibbling.

Those who desire to doubt will have plenty of room. God does not propose to remove all occasion for unbelief. He gives evidence, which must be carefully investigated with a humble mind and teachable spirit. All should decide from the weight of evidence. (par. 10)…

The word of the Lord spoken through his servants, is received by many with questionings and fears. And many will defer their obedience to the warnings and reproofs given, waiting till every shadow of uncertainty is removed from their minds. The unbelief that demands perfect knowledge will never yield to the evidence God is pleased to give. God requires of his people faith that rests upon the weight of evidence, not perfect knowledge.

The followers of Jesus Christ, those who accept of the light God sends them, must obey the voice of God speaking to them, when there are many other voices crying out against it. It requires discernment to distinguish the voice of God. (par. 21). Those who will not act when the Lord calls upon them, waiting for more certain evidence, and more favorable opportunities, will walk in darkness, for the light will be withdrawn. The evidence given one day, if rejected, may never be repeated. (par. 22)” The Review and Herald, September 16, 1873.

God has sent warning messages to awaken the Seventh-day Adventists people. The time is at hand that Jesus will remove the tares from the Seventh-day Adventists Denomination and deliver (Dan. 12:1) the 144,000, the firstfruits, God’s new leadership.

The question asked at the beginning of this article is, where does the 144,000 come from, and how does the 144,000 come about?

Inspiration identifies Laodicea as the Seventh-day Adventist Denomination and that God has a controversy with His people.

Soon, Christ will spew-out the lukewarm who continue to reject the light (truth) that Jesus has sent.

The spewing out of the unconverted is the purification of the Seventh-day Adventist Denomination, the removal of the tares by the angels of God. The angels are commissioned to cut-down and remove those who reject the truths and warnings.

The great issue so near at hand will weed out those whom God has not appointed and He will have a pure, true, sanctified ministry prepared for the latter rain. . . .” Selected Messages, Vol. 3, p. 385.

God sends forth His angels to destroy the tares in the Seventh-day Adventists Denomination leaving the 144,000. They will receive the latter rain power to finish the work of the Loud Cry to gather the great multitude (second fruits) out of Babylon.

That is what Inspiration says, “weed out those whom God has not appointed,” the tares destroyed forever!

“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:30. (See Matthew 13:24-30, the tares and the wheat) “The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; (39) The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.” Matthew 13:38, 39.

This warning is part of the sealing message, the judgment of the living that Jesus sent after 1844 to test and remove those that God has not appointed….

(End of part one, will continue with part two next time)

Another Look at the King of the North

March 13, 2021
Who Is “the King of the North” Today? | Watchtower Study

One of our most favorite topics is the King of the North as talked about in Daniel 11. Usually, most Bible students have their favorite topics or doctrines. The subject of the King of the North (KON) is very deep with interesting twists and turns, not to mention great historical information on the succession of the Kings of the North down through time. In this report, we’ll look at it from another angle, and try to make the topic more clear and understandable. One of the reasons we want to do this is because unfortunately this subject is often misunderstood even among us present truth believers!

Last report we spoke of the great Globalist plan of a “New World Order”. And as we showed, the power that now controls the Holy Land also happens to be the head of the current Globalist empire. In other words, we are blessed to be able to see the prophetic scroll clearer and the events unfold more clearly because time has elapsed. The message gives us great advice along this line —

“TIME AND CHANCE SOLVE MYSTERIES

(Subject: Nahum’s War Prophecy)

Time and chance are still the most trustworthy witnesses, as well as the best disclosers of mysteries. They now give the answers to the questions: Which one of the nations is “Assyria” of today?  Who is “he that dasheth in pieces”?  When does the clash of these two mortal enemies take place (p.47.)?

Now that considerable time has passed since this tract came off the press (4 years), and since many important events have shaped themselves to maturity since then, our readers of advancing Truth are doubtless now in a more favorable position to see the  truth even more clearly and more realistically than before.  Hence, for the benefit of all,  we are adding these paragraphs.  They express the Tract’s view on the subject as time and events are now able to exhibit.” (Tract 14, p.51)

This “Time and chance solve mysteries” truth is undoubtedly applicable to the King of the North subject. Time has passed since the light on the KON had come through our last prophet, as well as events unfolding. Let us now delve into our subject.

To begin, it is helpful to remind us just what identifies the King of the North, how can we tell who he is?

First, a brief line of succession is in order. Here is the historical transfer to the KONs.

“After the dividing of Alexander’s dominion, Egypt and Palestine were, as previously seen, ruled first, by the Ptolemies; second, by Pagan Rome (Dan. 11:15, 16); third, by the Dan. 11:22); and fourth, again by the Christians — specifically by Great Britain (Dan. 11:41).

    These are the only historically and prophetically recorded supersessions involving the ancient lands of Egypt and Palestine.“(Tract 12, p.86)

Now we get to the identifying key —

The surrendering of these countries, by one prophetic king to the other, unmistakably identifies “the king of the north” and “the king of the south” from the time of the dividing of Alexander’s empire to the present time, and leaves no room for doubt or for argument …(Tract 12, p.87)

Ok, we are firmly grounded in knowing who the KON is — the one who controls the Holy Land. So this simple yet powerful key enables us to know exactly who the King of the North today, right now. Inspiration told us through the prophetic lens into the future, a statment that we can check upon to see if it applies right now.

Since those who asked the questions agree with us that we are now living in the “time of the end,” we need not say more concerning that phase of the subject, but we do need to have them tell us which power at this particular time, in the time of the end, has added “the glorious land” (Palestine), Egypt, and other countries to his empire.  The answer that anyone can give is that Great Britain took these from Turkey and has virtually ruled them ever since.
Plainly then, during the time of the end Great Britain is the king of the north and Turkey is the king of the south.”(1 TG, No. 4, p.22)

But the Rod advised us to keep track of the situation —

“Dan. 11:45 — “And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.”

   The only portion of Daniel 11 yet to be fulfilled is this verse, the last of the chapter, and since these prophecies are made to be understood only when they are being fulfilled or after fulfillment, verse 45 is not as clear as we should like to have it.  Consequently concerning the place of his tabernacles and his end, also as to whether another Christian power shall inherit the title “king of the north” before verse 45 is fulfilled, only time itself will positively portray the whole truth.” (2 TG, no.42, p.27)

So at time of the Rod’s declaration, Great Britian was the King of the North. The other Christian nations as well, but the predominant “king” was GB. We have well documented that the leader of GB is undeniably the Rothschilds. Since 1917 Balfour declaration GB , through the Rothschilds, has had a direct controlling influence over the Holy Land.

Now our question then logically is — Has GB given up this kingship to another country or entity since the Rod’s declaration in the 1948 Timely Greetings publication? As many know there is a prominent teaching among present truth believers that USA is now the KON. But that teaching is not well-grounded for many reasons.

What proof can we provide that there was a transfer from GB to the USA, as to “control” over the Holy Land? There is none. Nothing shows either governmental or political control of that nation. But an advising role? Yes. A co-partner in many military, technology, and business areas? Yes. But controlling the Holy Land now? No.

For example, the USA (particularly under the Obama administration) was staunchly against Israel’s current land building upon Palestine land. But the government of Israel did what it wanted regardless. It also has and continues to bomb Syria at its own discretion when it thinks it has a reason. There are many other examples showing that the USA is not in governmental control there.

Remember the Globalists had Syria down as one of the middle east countries it would take over, until Russia intervened. But because they control Israel, they are attempting to try that incursion into Syria. The ol tried and true lie (like Saddam) –“the Iranians are about to harm us with their military installations in Syria” baloney is the perfect excuse to do their bombing. But do we think Russia will sit idly by and watch all their hard work go to waste? Iran is also fed up with Israel’s Zionist government, but nevertheless Israel continues to be the instigator in the region.

So the USA at this time remains exactly what the Rod said of her —

The statement, “He shall come to his end and none shall help him,” implies that someone has been helping him, and the world knows that it has been the United States of America.  We therefore, find ourselves living in between verses 44, and 45 of Daniel eleven.” (1 TG, no. 4, p.24)

“The statement, “he shall come to his end, and none shall help him,” shows that he has previously been helped by some other power, and that he will not continue long thereafter, and most likely means that his ecclesiasticism will be overthrown by the horns of the scarlet-colored beast (Rev. 17:16).” (12 Tract, p.89-90)

So rather than being the KON, USA was and remains the “helper” of the KON. Therefore, she cannot be the KON and helper all in one. Until we can prove some other nation, power , or entity has taken control of the Holy Land — IT MUST REMAIN GREAT BRITAIN.

Granted this control is not openly visible today, but when one studies the Zionist movement (who has the governmental political power) you will find it leading straight back to the current KON, the GB-led Rothschild’s empire.

But once we establish this, then a unique twist comes into the equation that we must deal with and it is found in the SOP publication “A Word to the Little Flock”.

“The Spirit of Prophecy also states that the “King of the North” brought to view in Daniel 11:45, and the two-horned beast of Revelation 13, is the same power and that it shall bear this mystical number 666.  We quote: “This power is the last that treads down the true church of God: and as the true church is still trodden down, and cast out by all Christendom, it follows that the last oppressive power has not ‘come to his end’; and Michael has not stood up.  This last power that treads down the saints is brought to view in Rev. 13:11-18. His number is 666. “A Word to the Little Flock,” pp. 8, 9. (SRod, vol.2, p.151)

Two facts stand out here. First, this SOP quote discussed by the prophet in the original Shepherd’s Rod series was in 1932, and as such the prophetic Scroll had not unrolled much as the Rod publications were just beginning. This SOP light was all we had at that time and so it was naturally relied upon. But does that mean it is false and now cannot be the truth? Absolutely not. We must find a way to harmonize it as counsel advises.

So how can we harmonize the SOP understanding with the later Rod understanding? In other words, how is the KON to be changed from Great Britain (Rothschilds) to United States, the two-horned beast in the future as SOP says? There can be no other explanation than the well-known Bible principle called “double application”. Verse 45 of Daniel 11, therefore must have a double fulfillment for this all to harmonize. Time and chance has allowed us to see this more clearly now that the Scroll has unrolled since earlier times.

The message states —

“..it is necessary now that the minds of God’s people should be opened to understand the Scriptures. To say that a passage means just this and nothing more, that you must not attach any broader meaning to the words of Christ than we have in the past, is saying that which is not actuated by the Spirit of God.” (Review and Herald, Oct. 21, 1890)

“Let us remember always to observe the inviolable rule that an interpretation of one inspired statement must harmonize with all other related statements.” (3 Ans, Q-56)

There are several examples of double applications in the Rod such as —

1) Amos 1:2 as close of probation to both the Church and the world symbolized by the withering of Carmel.
2) Zech 14:3-5, the Lord’s feet standing on the Mt. of Olives (Rod pre-Millennial and SOP post-Millennial)
3) Judgment of the Dead (JOD) (1844 to the JOL upon Ezek. 9 and JOD during the millennial kingdom in heaven)
4) Wave Sheaf and Wave loaves ( to the dead-first risen and to the living who never die)

Now, because the last transfer GB to the USA is in the future and we don’t have any prophetic understanding of the details of this, it’s best we wait for that unrolling of the scroll, then “time and chance” will once again allow us to view the situation in perfect 20/20 vision.

Perhaps the greatest quandry we have in understanding how the USA , as the KON, can “control” the Holy land is when the saints of the Most High are there occupying it for the final headquarters of the Gospel (Micah 4:1-3, Isaiah 2:1-3). Remember Inspiration tells us that control of the Holy Land is the determining factor in identifying the KON.

The Lord through His saints will then control it. So the only idea that comes to mind is that this last KON (USA) has a waiver of this requirement. We know that the message tells us he shall “plant the tabernacles of his palace” somewhere in the area (not in Jerusalem), so that will be completed by the USA somehow. Dueling headquarters it seems in the final battle for the souls of mankind!

Regarding this planting of the tabernacle we read —

   “As to his planting his tabernacles in the glorious holy mountain, it is not too clear, for planting the tabernacles of his palace before he comes to his end does not necessarily mean moving his throne there.  It could be taken to mean having a branch of his palace there.  If he is to plant his tabernacles there while Michael stands up, though, then the only locality other than the Holy Land that we know of, is at Mount Sinai, between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. (2 TG, no. 7, p.9)

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The box area is where it is held that Mt. Sinai was located and the Biblical noted area. So we see that this tabernacle would not necessarily be in the Holy Land, but not far away either. This brings us to another point, GB as far as we can see now has no plans to develop any headquarters of any type there. But, it does make much more sense that the USA (666 man, two-horned Beast), along with the widely influential false prophet, upon doing their global Sunday worship religious work, would counter the great Holy Land movement by picking a significant Bible location like Mt. Sinai.

That is why all the actions described in verse 45 make much more sense in the understanding of two different KON’s at two different times, both coming to their end at the right time. GB controlling the Holy land until the saints come in, and the USA establishing the KON tabernacle at the very end. Both complete the picture!

But ONLY time and chance will reveal it all.

Summary —
There is a preponderance of evidence that the current KON is GB (led by the GB based Rothschild banking empire). The “coming to his end” is applicable to the current KON and also to the “last” KON. We know the current Globalist plan for world domination will come crumbling down once the prophetic war of Zech. 14:1-10 takes place. However, the KON will then transfer to the USA, and then just as GB KON came to its end , so too will the USA KON. The final victory will be the Lord’s! Our job right now is to work towards the great final kingdom, teaching the truth as seen by the Word and unfolding of events through time and chance. The beginning of our kingdom, as His Word promises, is to be based in the Holy Land — God’s Land!

For the KON historical successions see this tract —

http://www.shepherds-rod-message.org/tracts/tract_12.html

New World Order Collapse

February 27, 2021
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The leaders of the societal hierachy, the Rothchilds, the Bilderburg group, the Council on Foreign Relations, etc have indeed made a giant leap forward in their quest to formulate the “New World Order”. A great reset of economic and secular behavior from the world’s masses. Their scheme has advanced greatly with the new world disease plan called Covid19. As we posted before it really is –Covert19. A covert operation indeed! In this post we’ll look at how the plans of mice and men will not pan out and the Great I Am’s will.

If we were to look at the beginning of the New World Order’s plan for domination in the current 21st centruy, it would be the 911 Twin Tower disaster 9-11-01. This seems to be the starting of the Gloablist’s clock for implementation of its designs. Right after this attack, the USA iniated new laws and expanded powers of the government to “watch terrorism” and soon the DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) was formed, conviently setting up spy agencies for “terrorists” yet not only that!

Then the false premise was made that we must attack Iraq, because Saddam had “weapons of mass destruction”. This turned out to be a lie. But it served the Globalists well because they could set up their divide and conquer goals of the regions all around the middle east (Eygpt, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan for example). Make no mistake this was not a USA plan but rather a Global hierarchy plan. USA being the main tool however.

Then two things happened that threw the Globalists back — The Russians and Donald Trump. We remember under Obama, the plan was going forward UNTIL Russia decided to put her foot down on taking over Syria. The terror group ISIS, who were funded by the Globalists, received overwhelming bombing in the form of Russian warplanes. Syria was saved, the plan hindered.

Next came a shock election, Donald Trump won. The globalist puppet, Hilary Clinton, was denied. The big boys were furious and moved throughout the four years to destroy Trump, Investigations, mass media attacks, you name it the Globalists wanted vengeance for the people overturning their plan. How dare the freedom loving people choose a plan other than the elites! Clinton, Bush, Obama, had all followed the Globalist’s orders and did their subservient best to appease their desires.

Not to be deterred, though, a scheme was hatched, a largely overblown monster of a disease called Covid19 would launch worldwide, and with the Globalist elites owning the world’s large media, it would scare the living daylight out of the people –worldwide. AND HAS THIS WORKED TO A TEE! People have become subservient to that which the mass media have deluded them into thinking! A monster that does not exist. Wearing masks in the fresh air all by themsleves or in the car all by themselves! Protecting themsleves from themselves and showing puppet mentality. A Globalist’s dream!

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The scheme not only derailed Trump’s roaring economy but had other effects that simply delighted the owners –the Globalists. Now, the vast amount of people worldwide were controlled! Even the USA elections could now be manipulated through Covid. And indeed it was! Joe Biden, who often can’t remember where he is, was suddenly the vastly popular president, garnering over 81 million votes, the most all time! Not! Fraud and cheating took place and with the help of some devious Globalist’s voting machines and online manipulation, they were now back in control.

So it seems.

But let us look at how the Great I Am, in His word, is about to destroy the “King of the North”, the great Globalist empire, led by the Rothschild dynasty. The great worldwide banking and financial empire ever since early 1800’s.

Early on in Scripture, God promised Abraham, the land of Israel aka. Canaan. We read —

“I will give the whole land of Canaan to your family forever, and I will be their God.” (Genesis 17:8)

Then again He promised Jacob (later named Israel) the same holy land —

 “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. “Your descendants shall also be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. “And behold, I am with you, and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” (Genesis 28:10-15)

He continued to affirm this promise through the prophets such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Micah, Malachi, etc. In other words, God will not forget His Word, His promise! Thus, the Holy Land and those who are now cumberers are to be displaced very soon.

As we have reported before, the Holy land is now controlled by Great Britain, specifically the Rothschild’s dynasty empire. The very ones who are heading the Globalist’s agenda. But do we think God will respect their intrusion into His promised land? No way!

Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’S anger come upon you. (Zeph. 2:1-2)

Through a gigantic war will the Lord’s decree come and it shall be terrible and distressful for the world for a period of time. The nation of Israel will be bombed and her adversaries shall win out! Thus the situation will look dire yet not so for the faithful few, the 144,000 of Rev. 7. They will now take the field! The promise to be fulfilled!

So the Globalists will be shaken up, their plans for world domination will then be in turmoil, as Russia and China, Iran, Syria, Turkey, and some former USSR nations, aka “Eastern Block” and totalitarian nations, have defeated their baby — Israel. We remember the close association of the Rothschilds (aka GB) and Israel goes way back to 1917 Balfour Declaration. Through Israel, they have taken USA for a deep financial extortion ride and also through nation-building. Israel has been used by them to get much war material from the USA as well.

Speaking of the GB kingship, we read —

“And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. ” (Dan 11:45)

“We all know that Great Britain has been helped by the United States of America more than once. But if we rightly understand this verse, the events of which are but a continuation of those found in verse 44, the king will surely come to his end and none shall help him.” ( 2 Tg, no. 7, p.9)

The war comes and the Globalists are done! For not only the war defeats their land possession and this nation-building for their New World Order but we read something else happens. A SHOCKING event!

“O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.”

Here in prophetic utterance is not only a promise to purify the church when modern Assyria is being crushed, but also a suggestive statement as to what constitutes “meat in due season” for men today; and as to what movement they are to enlist in if they would make sure of salvation.  They are enjoined to fix their vision upon the feet of him who brings “good tidings” (message from the Lord), who publishes “peace” (the peace of Christ’s Kingdom), and who declares that while the powers of earth are engulfed in a gigantic war, the wicked in the church shall be cut off, no more to pass through her.

Specifically, the prophet exhorts all penitently to turn unto  the house of Judah (the latter-day Kingdom of Judah — Mic. 4; Ezek. 37:16-22), the church in the purification of which are to be sealed 12,000  out of each of the 12 tribes, as firstfruits.   And he urges the subjects of the kingdom to perform their religious duties and to keep their promises to the Lord.  In short, he admonishes them to give heed to the message of the hour — the message which announces the imminence of the church’s purification, after which, as the promise is, “the wicked shall no more pass through” her, for “he is utterly cut off.” (See also Matt. 13:30, 47-50, Isa. 66:16, 19, 20). (Tract 14, p.22-23)

Ezekiel 9 church purification comes DURING the great gigantic world war over the middle east. Those who have failed to heed the message of Elijah to His people (SDA Church) can no longer be part of the everlasting kingdom! The SDA church is shaken to its core!

Isaiah saw our King coming back from the “Great and Dreadful day of the Lord” —

“Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winepress? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.” (Isaiah 63:1-3)

Prophet Joel describes this time after the wicked are removed, and the 144,000 are on the battle field —

“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?” (Joel 2:1-11)

In closing, the Globalists are on the verge of collapsing yet know it not. Blinded by Satan’s promises of wealth, lust, and an empire of their control called the New World Order. Yet the ones who study and meditate upon His Word shall know of the things to come. They have believed as the Word says-

“Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God; so shall ye be established. Believe His prophets; so shall ye prosper.” (2 Chron. 20:20)





Freed from the Assyrian Yoke

February 13, 2021
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In Isaiah 14:24-25, we read —

“The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.”

What does it mean “Assyrian yoke”? And how are we to be free from it? In this post, we shall look at what the message says about this yoke and how it is affecting us today and our glorious deliverance.

THE CHURCH’S LIBERATION FROM “ASSYRIAN” YOKE.

Nahum 1:12, 13. “Thus saith the Lord; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through.  Though I have afflicted thee, I will  afllict thee no more. For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.”

This person (“thee”) whom the Lord has already chastened, obviously cannot be the Assyrian king or nation aforementioned, because the Lord is delivering this one, while He is beating the Assyrians to their knees at the hands of him “that dasheth in pieces.”  Just who this third character (“thee”) here introduced may be, is immediately established by Isaiah in his correlative prophecy concerning this same Assyria:

“And it shall come to pass in that day,” declares the prophet, “that his [Assyria’s] burden shall be taken away from off thy [Judah’s] shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Isa. 10:27.

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Immediately we see that in the revealing light of this scripture, the one (“thee”) who, in both cases, is set free in the time of Assyria’s fall, proves to be the church (Judah) liberated from Gentile (Assyrian) rule.  Conclusively, therefore, Isaiah clarifies Nahum’s prophecy as referring to the church’s liberation from the last-day Assyrian yoke.  The fact, though, that the church, as Nahum says, is not only to be relieved from affliction and freed from bondage but is also to be sentenced to death (Nah. 1:14), creates a paradox!  Inspiration, however, quickly clears it, again through Isaiah.  Speaking of the church, he declares:

“And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto My chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call His servants by another name.” Isa. 65:15.

Plainly, therefore, in the time when Assyria crumbles, the Lord is to perform a dual work among His professed people, some of whom will be made free because of their faithfulness, and some of whom will be slain because of their wickedness.  The delivered ones will then be  called by another name.

The time of this “work” is termed “harvest.” Matt. 13:30.  Therefore, up to this separation, the tares (those who are to be slain) and the  wheat (those who are to be delivered) together comprise the

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membership of Laodicea (the last of the seven churches — Rev. 3:14-18), the church just before the “tares” are forever separated from the “wheat” (Matt. 13:30).  Very obviously, then, the penitent Laodiceans are separated from the impenitent ones during Assyria’s fall, and then are liberated from her rule.

Nah. 1:14. “And the Lord hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.”

Thus, at this time, forever perishes the idolater and his idols.

A detailed demonstration of this purification of the church is projected in Ezekiel’s prophecy.  There the Lord commands him who records the life history, the angel with the writer’s inkhorn, to go through the city and to set a mark (seal) on those only who sigh and cry for the abominations that are therein.  Then five others go after him to slay all who have not the mark. (See Ezekiel 9; Testimonies to Ministers, p. 445; Testimonies, Vol. 3, p. 266, and Vol. 5, p. 211.)

“The city” is figurative of Judah and Israel, the church in which are to be found the 144,000 servants of God (Testimonies to Ministers, p. 445) those who are to be called by another name after the unworthy servants are slain.  And as

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the 144,000 are the first fruits (Rev. 14:4) of the harvest, they are the “escaped” of the Isaiah 66:19 and of Ezekiel 9.  This separation of the tares from the wheat in the church is to signalize the beginning of the final harvest of earth — the end of the world.  Then will have come the time for the denominational name to cease, for all her idols to be cut off, and for a new name (Isa. 62:2) to be given to those who escape.  Then will these escaped ones proclaim God’s glory and His fame to the Gentiles, and  bring out of all nations all their brethren (all that will be saved) to “the house of the Lord.” Isa. 66:16, 19, 20.

For such judgment to be averted, the entire church will have to repent of her erroneous thinking, begin to feel discomfort in her  lukewarmness, become either cold or hot (dissatisfied), and emptied of self and filled with the Spirit. (Rev. 3:14-18).

Nah. 1:15. “Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace!  O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.”

The term, “Judah,” attaches to the Christian church not only because of antitypical significance but also because of hereditary factor.  This will be seen as we review Judah’s history:

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The ten tribes (the Kingdom of Israel) were by ancient Assyria dispersed throughout the cities of the Medes, and assimilated by the Gentiles of that day, but it was not until years later that the two tribes (the Kingdom of Judah) were carried into Babylon, remaining there until the expiration of the seventy years of Jeremiah’s prophecy, then returning to their homeland.  Thus it was only the descendants of the Kingdom of Judah who became so unfaithful that they rejected and crucified the Lord.  But the faithful from among them accepted Him, and became the Christians, the founding members of the New Testament church.  The church herself therefore, is the daughter of the Kingdom of Judah.  Hence she is appropriately still called Judah.

While she is by virtue of parentage, faithfulness, and purity (absence of tares) entitled to be called “Judah,” still because of their last-day lukewarmness and the resultant infiltration of “tares” into her membership, she is, of  necessity, additionally termed “Laodicea.”

Applying the “eyesalve” (Rev. 3:18), they shall “behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace!”  And beholding Him, they shall accept His message and know the truth and the truth shall make them

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free, and shall save them from being spued out of His mouth (Rev. 3:16).

Therefore, only as they awake and give heed to the voice of the True Witness, and turn their steps toward the gates of the Kingdom, may they ever hope to participate in the divine eventuality: “O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.”

Here in prophetic utterance is not only a promise to purify the church when modern Assyria is being crushed, but also a suggestive statement as to what constitutes “meat in due season” for men today; and as to what movement they are to enlist in if they would make sure of salvation.  They are enjoined to fix their vision upon the feet of him who brings “good tidings” (message from the Lord), who publishes “peace” (the peace of Christ’s Kingdom), and who declares that while the powers of earth are engulfed in a gigantic war, the wicked in the church shall be cut off, no more to pass through her. Specifically, the prophet exhorts all penitently to turn unto  the house of Judah (the latter-day Kingdom of Judah — Mic. 4; Ezek. 37:16-22), the church in the purification of which are to be sealed 12,000  out of each of the 12 tribes, as firstfruits.   And he urges the subjects of the kingdom to perform their religious duties and to keep their

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promises to the Lord.  In short, he admonishes them to give heed to the message of the hour — the message which announces the imminence of the church’s purification, after which, as the promise is, “the wicked shall no more pass through” her, for “he is utterly cut off.” (See also Matt. 13:30, 47-50, Isa. 66:16, 19, 20).

Satan — The original Gaslighter

February 6, 2021
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As we see from the title picture, gaslighting is indeed insidious. So devious that it can only come from the very first promoter of it –Satan
In the very beginning of our history we read–

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
 
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.” (Genesis 3:1-7)


Thus Satan began his gaslighting by suggesting to Eve that what God said wasn’t really what God said. In other words, she was not to believe what she heard because it was not reality– The Truth.

Unfortunately, this acceptance of Satan’s first gaslight attempt, changed our human history. And it emboldened our adversary to continue with his wiles even to this very day! Yes gaslighting is taking place right now to present truth believers, especially.

“..I would remind you, Brethren, that no prophet of God has ever been welcomed by the church. On the contrary, each in his time was rejected, abused, and most of them were martyred by the ones to whom they were sent — the very ones who were supposed to be serving God! Indeed, the Lord Himself paid the same price. For this very reason we must remember that when the last prophet comes he will have the greatest opposition to meet, for Satan well knows that if he loses now, he loses forever.” (General Conference Special, p. 6)

Thus we should expect to see Satan’s attempt to hood wink us by any and all metheds, of which gaslighting is his first and orginal successful method! To get a more firm understanding of what gaslighting is let’s look at an example.

John and Ron are walking down the road one day, the Sun is out and it’s a most beautiful day. John says “Oh my what a gorgeous blue sky we have today!” Ron responds “It’s not blue John, it’s a cosmic shade of atmospheric green, which causes it to just look blue”. HUH? John wonders. John then begins to doubt his own eyes, could it be that Ron is right and that the sky really isn’t blue?

Thus John has been gaslighted to an extent, depending on how much he believes in Ron’s attempt to convince him the sky’s color is not what he really sees.

With this tastic now firmly in our minds let’s look at an attempt by our adversary to gaslight present truth believers today.

The attempt — Christ and His trophies (those who were raised with Him at His resurrection) are not the wavesheaf of the first fruits the 144,000. The “real” wavesheaf are select present truth believers “Davidian Seventh-day Adventists”. These will soon be disclosed to view.

The Ceremonial Chart —


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Ok closely inspect this inspired Chart. Take a look at the top of it near the 1844 sign. What do we see at the right of that sign? A Wavesheaf bundle. It’s placement there is not haphazard, for it has meaning, let us read —

“Ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: and he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it….And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God:…and ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete: even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.

Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the first fruits unto the Lord….Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.” Lev. 23:10,11, 14-17, 39.

Here we see commanded the observance of three harvest rites: (1) the ceremony of the wave-sheaf, at the beginning of the first harvest; (2) the ceremony of the wave-loaves, at the close of the first harvest; and (3) the feast of tabernacles at the close of the second harvest. Being typical, these two grain harvests with their three literal sacraments, accordingly foreshadow two soul harvests with three spiritual rites, the first of which is the

First Fruits With Wave-Sheaf And Wave-Loaves.

Being of cut stalks of grain, the wave-sheaf signified fruits to be harvested. And as the sheaf was to be offered before the sickle was put to the grain and gathered into sheaves, it obviously pointed forward to a spiritual harvest of first fruits to be gathered.” (Tract 3 page 75-76)

Now with these instructions from the Lord, how can we put the above into our application for today? Let us read —


“For more than a thousand years the annual waving of the sheaf pointed forward to its antitypical event, the resurrection of Christ. And as Christ arose on the very day that the wave-sheaf was to be offered, the day “after the Sabbath,” let no one attribute the singular concurrence of these two events on that day to mere coincidence or to any cause other than divine design. “He was the antitype of the wave-sheaf,” declares the Spirit of Prophecy, “and His resurrection took place on the very day when the wave-sheaf was to be presented before the Lord.” — Desire of Ages, p. 785 .

So Christ, the first fruits, and those who with Him at His resurrection came forth from the grave, raised to everlasting life, were the antitypical wave-sheaf of the dead. And since the wave-sheaf of grain pointed forward to the ingathering of the first fruits of the field, just so those who arose with Christ, being first fruits of the dead, pointed forward to the ingathering of the gospel’s first fruits — the 120 disciples. But as those who arose with Christ ascended with Him as trophies of His victory over death and the grave, they thereby became a living type, and thus

The Wave-Sheaf Of The Living.” (Tract 3, p. 79-80)

Ah, we see that Christ and His trophies fulfilled a DOUBLE APPLICATION –one for the dead, one for the living, as the wavesheaf! The Chart shows this clearly (Bottom sheaf and Top sheaf). But there is more —

“From these facts it can more clearly be seen that those whom Christ took with Him were the living wave-sheaf and the only one that has been offered in the heavenly sanctuary; and that as ones raised from the dead, they are the first fruits of the dead, whereas as ones everliving before the Father, they are the living wave-sheaf of the first fruits of the living, the 144,000 servants of God, who sequentially precede

The Second Fruits And The Feast Of Tabernacles.” (Tract 3, p. 80)

God’s word magnificently explained and clear, right? Not so fast. Our adversary has a active teacher in our midst who he uses to say “That’s not what you see on that Chart, neither is it what you read in those words.” Gaslighting all over again!

Sadly, some are falling for it today. What this twister of the word does, is construct other passages from the Elijah message to show what you see is not what you see. Rather you must see the true reality. Satan, just as in the times of Eve, explains that something else is there, that what we see, we don’t really see. Why we have missed something! It’s deception brethren! The sooner who know his ploys the sooner we stand firm and continue on the straight and narrow path.

In closing, let us be good students and know what our adversary does since the beginning, then we shall , by God’s grace make it to His kingdom. His Word is clear , straight and doesn’t need to be spiritualized , twisted or cancelled out by the original gaslighter!





What’s in a Name?

January 23, 2021
A Bible Favorite: Jacob – Inside the Ink

From our study of the Scriptures we find that God places great emphasis on names.They are not haphazardly given or tossed about. For instance , when He made Adam, He was curious to see what name Adam would give His creation. Names are obviously important.

“Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.” (Genesis 2:19)

Now this shows, as we have posted before that our King, doesn’t necessarily want to know “all things” in advance. For what “pleasure” would that bring if the expected comes and no new thing happens? We remember God made us for “His pleasure” and even though He has the foresight to know everything, it certainly could be that He holds things back “to see what happens”? In this case to see what Adams would name His creation.

But the meaning of names appears to matter much to our God and King. This point is proven clearly with Jacob. His name means supplanter or deceiver, which really isn’t too great a name to be one of God’s chosen.

So He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob.” And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” (Genesis 32:28)

Another example is Apostle Paul.


As we know Saul was the name Paul went by prior to his conversion. Saul’s reputation, as “Saul” was anything but admirable to the Christians. Although the name was not directly changed by God as was Jacob, nevertheless, once he converted and soon went to work bringing in the Gentiles, his name changed to Paul.

We also remember that the first Saul, Israel’s first king had a likewise bad name due to the unfaithfulness of his calling. So it is clear the Lord made sure that the Saul name would change to the more trustworthy and noble name of Paul, at least from a Biblical perspective.

And of course the original Bible name change of Abraham —

 “He shall no more be called the Abram, his name shall be Abraham; a father of many generations have I made thee.’’(Genesis 17:5)


With this truth, let us now look at some modern names and their significance.

Our last prophet, brother Houteff, as many of us know, unfortunately, had a wife who became apostate after his passing in 1955. Florence Houteff, basically almost drove the whole movement into the ground by her false prophesying. She attempted to take the reins, once Victor died, and made one colossal blunder after another. Long story short, after 7 years (1955 to 1962) of repeated mistakes and failures, she threw in the towel and left the movement.

But our King showed us a most telling sign of her folly. She later became the wife of a man whose last name was –Eakin! She became Florence Eakin! In English, it is pronounced similar to Achan (with the E silent), which means in Hebrew– trouble or troublesome.



Florence Houteff – WRSP


“Joshua rose early in the morning and brought Israel near tribe by tribe, and the tribe of Judah was taken. And he brought near the clans of Judah, and the clan of the Zerahites was taken. And he brought near the clan of the Zerahites man by man, and Zabdi was taken. And he brought near his household man by man, and Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken. 

Then Joshua said to Achan, “My son, give glory to the Lord God of Israel and give praise to him. And tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me.” And Achan answered Joshua, “Truly I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and this is what I did: when I saw among the spoil a beautiful cloak from Shinar, and 200 shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, then I coveted them and took them. And see, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”(Joshua 7:16-22)


We know the rest of the story, Achan and his family and everything they had were stoned to death. In other words, Achan’s name is synonymous with sin and thievery. Exactly what Florence did in the end as well! From a faithful believer to an apostate, even denying Ellen White as God’s prophetess!

Then we have a man named Benjamin Roden. He was an infiltrator of the Rod movement back in the 40’s and 50’s. He came onto Victor’s property to hear sermons and learn of the message. But in hindsight he had an agenda. That was to become an exalted leader, perhaps a prophet. The opportunity came in Feb of 1955, when brother Houteff died. He sprang into action! He swooped down onto the grounds and began to tell anyone who would listen that “he” was the new Elijah message leader and that Victor could not be the anti-typical Elijah because he had died instead of being translated like the original Elijah had.

Fortunately many of the original members knew of Roden as an opportunist, not to mention a thief. He had built up a large bill on the grounds with his large garden, and left the organization holding the bag with expenses. There were other historical thief testimonies as well, as testified by at least 3 former Mt. Carmel residents (two of which are still living).


But do we see what this man’s last name was –Roden, in other words, short for Rodent! He was indeed a Roden-t which signifies a creature up to no good (causing trouble, disease and death, etc) and that’s what Roden proved to be! Roden would ultimately establish the “Branch Davidian” movement, the one where one of Satan’s henchman –David Koresh, would later lead and bring to a gigantic mess heard around the world in 1993.

Then we have our last modern name. Many of us remember the horrifying killings of a sinister killer who went by the name “Son of Sam”. He killed many in New York and terrorized the city back in 1976 to 1977.


Well, sure enough, our King has provided another sign by way of a name! This time though, this “Sam” is much more sinister because he is potentially leading his followers silently into eternal perdition, unbeknownst to them, but just as deadly! And there are potentially many more in number than just the six that Son of Sam took.

This man, whose full name is Lennox Sam, has set up his sites online and with YouTube and is very active. Blasting God’s true servants, murmuring and setting private interpretation time prophecies, etc, etc, he’s the real false package!


“Let all our brethren and sisters beware of anyone who would set a time for the Lord to fulfill His word in regard to His coming, or in regard to any other promise He has made of special significance.” (Testimonies to Ministers, p.55)

Beware indeed!

Sam is proclaiming an error-filled Rod message and transforming it into a totally different message and causing great harm with his deceitful and subtle teachings. The following prophecy is being fulfilled —

“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” ( 2 Tim. 4:3-4)

He feeds on the unlearned and unwilling to study on their own. They prefer to be spoon-fed and lean upon flesh. Itching ears are thus satisfied! The following picture is picture-perfect as they say —


Mama bird feeding her babies | Beautiful birds, Mother and baby animals,  Animals


Of course the name alone cannot secure the destiny, but we are to know them by their fruits as the Lord said. And if the fruit is bad and the name matches it, well, the warning sign is well placed.

In closing, clearly from a Biblical standpoint names mean something to God, and possibly a sign as well. The Lord is ever showing us signposts, only we must learn to observe and heed them
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“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us.” (Matt. 1:23)


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