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
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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.



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“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 —


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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)

Gut Punch

January 16, 2021
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Both figurative and literally, we have heard of the infamous term “gut punch”. Some like yours truly unfortunately have experienced the latter. A long time ago when I was a teenager (doing heathen things), I went to a party where some friends were there. Alcohol and music, of course was there.

A friend of mine ( so I thought) was there also. We’ll call him K. He was a rather large guy about 220, and 6 feet tall. As I was only 19 at the time and was only 140, and also about 6 ft. Anyway K was always one who wanted to be noticed. During the evening someone got the bright idea to show off and said he could drink an alcohol drink that was lit on fire. In other words, he was able to drink a fire drink without getting burned. And he did it, much to the crowd’s hearty approval.

K, not being the brightest cookie in the jar, decided he could do it as well ( due most likely to his drinking). But as he went to try it
, he jerked back in pain as the whole experience backfired on him. Well, as most of us there were tipsy from the alcohol, most of the people there burst out in laughter at K’s foolish attempt.

I was watching but did not make a big show of laughter or make any kind of embarrassment pointed at him like some of the others did. A minute or two later K walks over real slow and unloads a hard gut punch to me out of the blue!. Apparently, he thought I was one of them laughing at his pain.

Being well aware that a physical confrontation with big K would probably leave me with even more injury, so I simply sucked it up and went my way. I never forgot that from K, and did not speak to him for over 30 years until he looked me up on FB a couple years ago. Long story short we made amends and talk now and then today.

But there is another gut punch, right now, that many are experiencing from this last election. This one is figurative yet very real and painful, to literally half of the country. The Lord Word says —


“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

And as such we followers of Christ –love Truth. And because we do, we naturally hate lies and falsehood. But this year’s election was false. In other words, the Truth is Donald Trump won, and Joe Biden stole it. So right now many in America are walking around as if they have received a gut punch. The hurt is deep. But we also know that despite what we see, our King is in control! This is the comfort to us believers.

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in Him.” (Isaiah 26:3)

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

Because Biden and Harris are seen as either communists or socialists, it can be a trying time for those of us who enjoy our freedoms. But nearly every week we hear from doubters and naysavers who express despair and forget Who is in charge. Personally I find comfort when I dwell on the Kingdom , being under the Kingship of our King, and it’s close expectation.

Those winds are held back brethren(Rev. 7), let us not forget! And we are told that ONLY when that great world war over the middle comes and the Lord shall do His “strange work” that the great time of trouble begins NOT before.

“The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon– to do his work, his strange work, and perform his task, his alien task.” (Isaiah 28:21)

And if you are Seventh-day Adventist, you better be ready and sealed in your forehead because DURING that great war the Lord will “suddenly come to His temple”. Let us read —

“Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years. And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Malachi 3:1-5)

In closing, this gut punch, this great injustice and theft of our election is not to be dwelled upon and cause us to be “down in the dumps” though we may feel the pain. We should have our minds on Who is in control and where we are going, God willing –His Kingdom.

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 2:2-3)



Link — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fsLqP6fdgg&t=1127s

Questions and Answers on the current World Events

January 9, 2021
School Improvement / Questions and Answers


1 — Is the Covid Vaccine going to be the mark of the beast, because we could soon lose our right to go places or shop without it, according to some reports?

Absolutely not. The present truth message from Scripture, SOP, and the Rod is clear beyond doubt that the mark of the beast will be the Sunday Law. This we believe is just one of the New World order Globalist’s plans to get complete control of the population through this large scam known as Covid 19. Soon people will refer to it as Covid 19-21, we think! Yes, it’s real but WAY overblown by main-stream media (which is largely owned by the Globalist elites).

We know that very quickly the King of the North, the world’s leader who currently controls the Holy Land, through the Zionist movement and also much of the New World Order plans shall —


“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)

2 — Now that it looks like Donald Trump will relinquish his role as president, does it look like Joe Biden will be the 666 man?

From what we gather, no it does not. First, in regards to this past election, Biden and Harris are truly an infiltration administration by way of thievery. The voter fraud committed, particularly with the seven contested states is mind-boggling. But we must remember the Lord approves or disapproves such circumstances and the outcomes —

“He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” (Daniel 2:21)

Also , though slim right now as we write this, Trump still has his “Trump Card”, in that the military could get involved if released sensitive information is made public prior to the inauguration. For instance, we know that the votes were sent overseas during and after the election (into Germany) for nefarious reasons then sent back into the USA system for counting and published to the media. To what extent, we aren’t sure as of right now.

But regardless, if Biden does manage to take it by fraud, he cannot be seen as a strong candidate for the 666 man as spoken of in Rev. 13. This man is to be both charismatic, very influential, etc, which is not even close to the character of Biden. His mental agility is seriously lacking and can be seen only as a figurehead at this point, with behind the scenes (no doubt Globalist’s schemers) sources pulling the strings.


This is our new president??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efgasga48to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNQAbF33gFM

3 — With the Boden administration in charge, how will the events of the middle east develop?

As Biden was the VP of Obama, he most likely will be more lenient to Iran than was Trump. But make no mistake Iran will still have pressure predominantly from Israel. Netanyahu is very anti Iran, and as long as he remains in power Iran will have much pressure. Also let’s remember that Great Britain (through the Rothchilds) still controls the Holy Land and that we are sure to see the following take place —

“Gather together, gather yourselves together, you shameful nation, before the decree takes effect
and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon you,
before the day of the Lord’s wrath comes upon you.

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger. Gaza will be abandoned and Ashkelon left in ruins. At midday, Ashdod will be emptied and Ekron uprooted. Woe to you who live by the sea, you Kerethite people; the word of the Lord is against you, Canaan, land of the Philistines.He says, “I will destroy you, and none will be left.” (Zeph. 2:1-5)

Let us also remember once the war commences, DURING that war the prophecy of Ezek. 9 will take place.

 “..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.” (Tract 14, p.22)

Bottomline, whatever administration is at the head of the USA, the war will happen and logically that leader at that time will be the 666 man. The following shows this —

“Having only two horns, not ten, the beast therefore  depicts a local, not a universal, government.  Nevertheless, he will influence all Christendom  to “make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live”; that is, he will engineer a world-wide governmental setup, re-enthroning the principles of the church-state rule of Ecclesiastical Rome.  Being the restorer of these principles, he, along with the prophet, will become the world’s chief dictator, and shape not only the political and the religious policies of the governments, but also the world’s commerce.  He shall decree “that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Rev. 13:17.

   This beast represents a man who stands at the head of a nation, and whose influence goes far and wide among the kings of the earth. He is further identified by a number — the mystical  number “six hundred threescore and six.” Rev. 13:18. (2 SRod, p.151)

4 — Under the Biden administration, are our freedoms going to be more constricted, particularly with his Covid plans?

It certainly looks that way. He has already stated that he wants to implement a “national law” making masks mandatory during this Covid crisis. Also, like it or not, Democrats have largely been the party of rules and regulations, down through our USA history. Again the idea that the people of the USA voted in record-breaking numbers so huge (they say 80 million) is utterly the most crocked up baloney an election has ever seen!

But take heed the Lord has told the four angels to keep those winds held UNTIL the 144,000 are disclosed to view (upon the Ezek. 9 church judgment and that war). Thus when that happens the “great controversy” as SOP wrote will indeed take place. Two sides then will take the field, the saints army (144,000) and the 666/False prophet army.

Let’s be ready for the Lord’s Word says —


“Great changes are soon to take place in our world …The final movements will be rapid ones “(LDE, p.11)

Diet Counsel

January 2, 2021
How to Teach Children About Healthy Eating, Without Food Shaming - The New  York Times

Throughout our history we have learned to cultivate, plant, hunt, harvest, fish, etc for our food. Food and drinks are so important to our life, that sad to say, most do not know the depth of just how important it is! This being the case our King made sure to bring us counsel on the right and wrongs of diet.

Before we share the most wonderful health information, we’d like to share a recent report we received on John the Baptist and infomation on his “Locust diet”.

CAROB OR LOCUST INSECT?

Is there a herb or plant called “Locust” apart from the actual grasshopper or locust that John the Baptist may have eaten?

John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. – Matthew 3:4

Possibly, it will depend on the interpretation of Sacred Scriptures one desires to follow.

There are some, who believe that along with honey, St. John the Baptist ate the fruit of the carob tree also known as the locust bean (tree).

The carob (Ceratonia siliqua) is a flowering evergreen tree or shrub in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible pods, and as an ornamental tree in gardens and landscapes. The carob tree is native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.

1)The word “carob” comes from Middle French carobe (modern French caroube), which borrowed it from Arabic خَرُّوبٌ (kharrūb, “locust bean pod”)

2) Ultimately perhaps from Akkadian language kharubu or Aramaic kharubha, related to Hebrew harubh.

3) Ceratonia siliqua, the scientific name of the carob tree, derives from the Greek kerátiοn κεράτιον ‘fruit of the carob (from keras κέρας ‘horn’), and Latin siliqua ‘pod, carob’.

4) In English, it is also known as “St John’s bread”, as well as “locust tree”, (not African locust bean) the designation also applied to several other trees from the same family. Carob (Wikipedia)


The Oxford English Dictionary weighed in on John’s diet too. It says that the carob tree was nicknamed “locust” akris (plural, akrides in Greek) because of the shape of the pods and the way they clustered on the tree, and so John was therefore indeed dining on carobs, not actual locusts, together with his wild honey.


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As one of the most powerful food substances in the world, Carob is truly a Godsend. And as the message tells us to strictly avoid Chocolate, this is a perfect substitute. We will find that all the “forbidden foods and drinks” that we so often desire, God usually gives a BETTER substitute for them. In this understanding, the following is the Tract that brother Houteff wrote concerning all the things we need to know concerning diet and health. Be Blessed!

The Entering Wedge: The Genesis of Diet and Health (The Shepherd's Rod  Series) - Kindle edition by Houteff, Victor T.. Religion & Spirituality  Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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

The Silence is deafening

December 26, 2020
Caleb in the Bible Followed God With His Whole Heart

Here we see the two brave leaders of God during the Exodus, Joshua and Caleb. Their story is profound and certainly a lesson for us today. Allow us to discuss the implications of standing up and speaking and also, sadly, not responding with silence.

“They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites live in the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live near the sea and along the Jordan.”

Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”

But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”” (Number 13:27-33)

Caleb began his speech exhorting them to believe in the Lord and not doubt! Yet none of the multitude spoke up in defense of Caleb except Joshua! And Moses and Aaron lamented the doubt as well.

“That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud. All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “If only we had died in Egypt! Or in this wilderness!  Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?”  And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”

Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown in front of the whole Israelite assembly gathered there.  Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good.  If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.  Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.”

But the whole assembly talked about stoning them. Then the glory of the Lord appeared at the tent of meeting to all the Israelites.” (Numbers 14:1-10)

The great lesson here is that when it came time to be of courage and PUBLICLY speak up, just a couple did! The great multitude’s rebellion and many with their silence was deafening and proved their demise.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”(Duet. 31:6)

We bring this lesson up to relate it to a recent experience yours truly had with a brother we’ll call BJ (brother James –alias).

The Lord used BJ as the messenger to bring me into this message way back in May of 2011. One day after Sabbath services I was home on the computer searching for something to read. I saw this advertisement saying “Do you want to know more about the 144,000”? This got my attention as I didn’t know much about the teachings surrounding this subject.

I clicked — and my life was changed! I was about to enter a new life, on the road to His kingdom, Lord willing. The link led me to Mt.Dale’s brother Glenroy Matthews’ study of “The 144,000, who are they?” Truth like I had never experienced flooded my soul and I knew that the gracious all seeing Lord had guided me into a new chapter in my life.

This link was provided by BJ. I reached out to him for more information and where the study had come from, who did it? He provided some information on Mt. Dale organization and I made contact with them. As this was Truth like I had never heard before I wanted all they had and soon a large package arrived with more studies and written material.

But as I learned more the thought came to me –why hadn’t BJ put more of the message on his site? Confused I contacted him and was told that those studies are “Shepherd’s Rod” and that the church doesn’t believe in them. I said “huh?” But I didn’t make much of it and went my way and BJ went his.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago. On FaceBook brother BJ has been one of my friends for many years (about 10 if I recall) but we have not spoken much at all over the years. He posted something which caught my eye. He was involved in a new documentary of some type (don’t remember off hand what it was). But it reminded me about how the Lord used him to bring me into His marvelous light. So as I was feeling grateful, I thought I would reach out to him to say hello and remind him of being used by the Lord for helping yours truly get going to work in His vineyard.

I asked him if he’d had a chance over the years to look into the message. I know he has read our blog posts as we received his comment several years ago.

After I posted – -Silence. Nothing at all received to this day! FB has this little sign that shows if people have read your chat message, and he did. To this day –nothing. As I pondered this silence I remembered the masses of people in the crowd that heard Caleb and Joshua that fateful day, yet did the same thing! SILENCE.

Out of that great multititude, ONLY TWO, made it to the promised land that were over 20 years old –Joshua and Caleb. The Lord did not reward silence!

Had just ONE person raised their hand and said “I am with these brothers!” That one would have secured his soul, he would not have been a participant of the great destroying silence or outright rebellion against God’s prophets. So it is today my brethren, many will find that their silence or ignorance will come to haunt them. Don’t let it be you!

“These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.” (1 Cor. 10:11)

“For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Cor. 6:2)

Note: for those who want to listen to that study of the 144,000 click here
http://www.shepherds-rod-message.org/audio/rev_7.mp3

Jezreel Letter No. 2

December 12, 2020
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Brother Houteff wrote 9 short messages known as “Jezreel Letters”. They are labeled 1 to 9. Each has a message of importance to us Seventh-day Adventists. We are showing a portion of vol. 2. May you be blessed.

“Dear Fellow Member:

The only way for you to escape being taken by wolves in sheeps’ clothing is if you ever remember the fact that the Judgment message, the last before Christ comes the second time, is what made us a people; that is, because the message had come, and because it has to be proclaimed, we S.D.A.’s came on the scene, and we certainly want to stay there until the work is finished. We must not become a back number as did the Protestant churches since they rejected the messages one after another. God forbid that we should be “spued out” and lose so late in the day. And what is the truth of the Judgment?– {2JL 1.1}

The Judgment as you know is in two separate and distinct sections, one following the other—the Judgment for the dead first, and the Judgment for the living last. This we know is so and we must not let subversive influences, even if they be in Seventh-day Adventist’s garb, cause us to lose sight of this truth. Our part of the Judgment message since 1844 has been, as you know, to proclaim the Judgment for the dead, not for the living as yet. What is the Judgment for the dead?– {2JL 1.2}

We have been taught by Inspiration that it is to separate the good from the bad, not bodily, but in books, because before the resurrection, the dead have no being, or “portion” “in anything that is done under the sun.”—Eccl. 9:5, 6. This judgment work is to enable the angels to know who is to come up in the first resurrection, in the resurrection of the holy ones (Rev. 20:4, 5, 11-14), and who is to come up in the second resurrection, in the resurrection of the unholy ones. To this end declares Daniel “the Judgment was set, and the books were opened.” (Dan. 7:10.) {2JL 1.3}

{2JL 1}

Thus it is that Inspiration calls the judgment work, “the cleansing or the sanctuary” (Dan. 8:14); that is, each professor of religion that ever died since the beginning of sin, is now judged and the case of each decided either to bring him up in the first resurrection or in the second; either to blot out from the records the name of each impenitent sinner, or to blot out for ever from the Book the sins of each penitent sinner. This has been Heaven’s work since the year 1844, and every informed Seventh-day Adventist knows it. {2JL 2.1}

Now, since the message of the Judgment for the Living is of far greater importance than the message of the Judgment for the Dead, it is but expected that the Bible will have more to say about the latter than the former. This is so because the Judgment for the Living has to do with the living themselves, with the message bearers, rather than with the dead. In importance, therefore, there is no comparison between the two. How will we get the message of the Judgment for the Living?– {2JL 2.2}

The answer is clear to all: We will get it in the same way we got the one in 1844. Since it then came through Inspiration and through God’s own chosen instrumentality, it is certain that the additional message (“Early Writings,” p. 277), too, is to come in the same way; that is, by inspiration through God’s own chosen agency. Indeed Truth is never revealed in any other way but by Inspiration. See 2 Peter 1:20. {2JL 2.3}

As we had to hear the old message preached before we accepted it, we will have to hear the new message preached, and how shall we “hear without a preacher” (Rom. 10:14)? And as the old message was unpopular in its beginning, scoffed at, laughed at, ridiculed and scorned by men of station and influence, it is certainly expected that the new message and messengers, too, will be received and treated no better but even worse. Then it was strictly an

{2JL 2}

individual matter, no priest or prelate could meddle with the conscience of the other and so it must be now. Every soul is to make his own decision in his secret chamber with the aid of the Spirit of Truth. {2JL 2.4}

Is it possible for one to lose out when the message of the Judgment for the Living begins to sound, though he did not lose out when the message of the Judgment for the Dead sounded?—The Spirit of Prophecy answers thus: “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.”—”Life Sketches,” p. 196. Yes, this is to be our only fear. Let us, therefore remember, and make positively sure that God is now to lead us in the same way as He did in 1844 and throughout the ages.

Make doubly sure that you follow no other kind of leadership, that you let no man divert your attention from this straight path—that you let no one lead you to believe that God is now leading through every Tom, Dick, and Harry. This we must not forget if we are to emulate and succeed the saints that have gone before us, and if we expect to be saved. If we forget this, then as sure as we stand, men will lead us away from God’s message and turn us against His messengers even as the Jewish priests made their followers turn against Christ.


God forbid that we should sin against the Holy Ghost by rejecting His message when It comes to us. Only by strictly following this Divine command can we be led right and survive the Judgment for the Living when it starts to “sever the wicked from among the just.” Matt. 13:49. {2JL 3.1}

What is the Judgment for the Living? and what happens with the righteous, and what happens with the wicked, after they are judged?—In His parables Christ illustrates that the righteous, as good fish, are put into vessels; as wheat, they are put into the barn; and as sheep, they go into life eternal—they are placed in absolute security

{2JL 3}

sealed for eternity. But the wicked, as bad fish, are cast out, as tares, they are burned up; and as goats, they are sent into everlasting punishment. “So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Matt. 13:49, 50. {2JL 3.2}

Here we see that the judgment work for the living is illustrated in several ways, and is variously called: “Judgment” (Dan. 7:10; Rev. 14:7; 1 Pet. 4:17); “Cleansing of the Sanctuary” (Dan. 8:14); “Purify His Temple” (Mal. 3:1-3); “Harvest” (Matt. 13:30); “Mighty sifting,” “purification of the church,” (5 T., p. 80). {2JL 4.1}

Concerning this judgment work, the Spirit of Prophecy has this to say: {2JL 4.2}

“…But the days of purification of the church are hastening on apace. God will have a people pure and true. In the mighty sifting soon to take place, we shall be better able to measure the strength of Israel. The signs reveal that the time is near when the Lord will manifest that his fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor…. They have not had the light which has been shining in a concentrated blaze upon you. But, it may be under a rough and uninviting exterior the pure brightness of a genuine Christian character will be revealed.” – “Testimonies,” Vol. 5, pp. 80, 81. {2JL 4.3}

UPDATE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDiJ2efyF1g&feature=youtu.be

Denying the Poor to Return His money

December 5, 2020
Here are 3 of the Most Powerful Arguments For and Against Tithing | Urban  Faith

The story of Jesus observing the poor old lady , who despite being very poor gave what little she had. The Lord’s response is very telling! Let us read —

“And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all;  for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.” (Luke21:1-4)

This act and the Lord’s statements show us many many lessons! Let us break them down.

1) The lady was POOR. She had very little in the way of belongings or money.

2) She valued being responbilbe to the Lord even to the point of self sacrifice.

3) The Lord commended her for such faith in returning her tithes to Him.

4) This lesson is a powerful one for us today.

Recently, on our facebook ministry we corresponded with a close sister in the faith. She lives in a very poor part of the world, we’re talking VERY poor. Yet, she has found the Lord’s final message fo Elijah and , frankly, we can’t think of a believer more zealous and faithful then her.


In our talk, we mentioned that the Lord guided us to send a little something her way to help support her in her proclaiming the message. She was thrilled and very thankful. We told her its the Lord’s doing and we are just listening to His instructions. This soon led to the subject of tithes.

I made mentioned (as we have posted before) that because we have took seriously returning His money, the Lord has done His part and gave us great blessings and we want to share them. Let us remember that the Lord asks us to enter into a binding contract and He will do His part if we do ours. Let us read —


“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”(Mal. 3:10)

But is the above contract, just for those who are making decent money, or have so much bills that they don’t have anything ever, to return His money? The Lord sent us inspired words in regards to this question , let us read —

“IS SMALL INCOME TITHE EXEMPT?

Question No. 158:

As my income is very small, am I not exempt from paying tithe?

Answer:

God designed the plan of systematic benevolence so as to make it as equitable to the poor as to the rich, no more a tax on the mite than on the million. And we know of no Scriptural authority for exempting from tithe any income, however small. All, poor as well as rich, are given the privilege of returning to the Lord His own. Many with a “mite” income are paying both first and second tithe, and in return are receiving a rich bestowal of blessing.

Thus reason forces the conclusion that if one is not obliged to receive charity help in addition to his income (whatever its source) to cover his living expenses, then for him not to pay tithe is to cheat Himself of the abundant blessing which attends a faithful regard for the royal privilege of being one of God’s stewards.” (Answerer, vol. 5, p.68-87)

There you go! “however small” means we pay , rich or poor. But unfortunately our sister recently spoke to an official member of one of the large present truth organizations and she was told that because she is from a poor country there was no need to pay tithes. What?? I was flabergasted! Coming from a person with little light this is understandable but NOT from a seasoned present truth believer.

Again, Jesus’ commendation of the old lady is all we need to know here.


A poor widow came and put two small coins worth a few cents." The Gospel of  Mark: 12 : 42 - Fr. Hugh Duffy's Blog


All are entitled to receive the blessings as spoken of in Mal. 3:10 but if the poor are told “don’t worry you don’t have to enter that agreement with the Lord”–wow! Let us keep this very powerful lesson of the two mites firmly in our mind and proclaim this lesson far and wide! We don’t need to deny it or excuse it away.

I Am the Elijah!

November 28, 2020
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In Malachi 4:5 we read —

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD”

This predicted coming of Elijah the prophet is a controverted subject among Seventh-day Adventists and Davidian Seventh-day Adventists. The former generally does not believe in the literal fulfillment ( a real live male prophet to come) and the latter does. This is one of the BIG differences between the two!

And to make the case even more complicated, our founding prophetess, sister Ellen G. White wrote the following statement —

“Prophecy must be fulfilled. The Lord says: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” Somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when he appears, men may say: “You are too earnest, you do not interpret the Scriptures in the proper way. Let me tell you how to teach your message.” (Testimonies to Ministers, p.475)

So we have the Lord’s Word and His prophetess confirming that a male prophet will be sent by the Lord just before the great and dreadful day of the Lord. It does not take a rocket scientist to see this, elementary such as 1 +1 = 2.

But not only has Satan influenced our SDA leaders to deny the Lord’s promise, and to even teach that it is not really a promise the Lord will keep, Satan has gone much further in his deceptive work, oh MUCH more!


Ok, so what kind of deception of a most serious matter is being employed upon us present truth believers today? A man among us today is really the true Elijah to come as spoken of in Mal. 4:5!

Yes, Satan has got ahold of a most deceiving person, one well familiar with the Lord’s final message of Elijah, to twist and pervert its true message. The Bible’s prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes!

“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)

As we have posted before, we know one can only discern the false from the true, AFTER one has thoroughly studied and examined the true. But unfortunately instead of asking the Spirit of Truth to help us KNOW the Truth, we, again, find Bible prophecy fulfilled with sad results.

“This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD.(Jeremiah 17:5)

The Spirit of Truth, we are told will not fool us, He will guide us IF we let Him. The promise is sure —

“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.” (John 16:13)

Ok, so if we have let the Spirit of truth have His way with us, reviewed all the writings of the Lord’s Rod message (AKA Elijah message) found in the Shepherd’s Rod by brother Victor T. Houteff, we know that the message is too clear that indeed the promised Elijah has came and wrote all about the final message to us as Adventists.

But not so fast Satan, knows that, just as one can die from just ONE DROP of poison put into a big glass of water, he can put forth just enough false teachings to blend into the message – to snare and ultimately kill.

That is exactly what we find in real time TODAY. His name is Lennox Sam, His ministry is called different and changing names such as Wave Sheaf Ministries, Davidian Seventh-day Adventists Church, The Davidian Seventh-day Adventist Association, etc.

To those who are active in the Lord’s vineyard today, we are frankly alarmed at the terrible deception being perpetrated upon present truth believers by said man and his group. They have infiltrated the vineyard for a while now (since about 2006) but have become more visible through social media today –Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Websites, etc.

Perhaps the most visible and obvious falsehood put forth today is that Lennox Sam is the “Elijah” today. In other words, the man God used to write out the full message of the Rod, the message the Lord cried out for us to hear (Micah 6:9), brother Houteff, was not really Elijah to come, rather just a previous prophet to prepare the way for Sam! Wow!

“Satan, represented by human beings, is ever busy distracting Present Truth believers, destroying their influence among the people, and thus making the truth of none effect. His great and lasting victories have not been won by opposing the truth, but rather by professing strictly to advocate every precept of it, and by showing great reverence and zeal for its advancement, thus gaining the confidence of the people, and making them believe him to be a zealous minister of God and a friend of His people.

Then, having beguiled them into placing confidence in him, and into being perfectly satisfied that he is leading them on to eternal glory, he easily and quietly leads his victims on to eternal ruin.”(3 Sym. Code, no.3-4, p.13)


You see brethren, the Lord in His all-seeing vision, saw that certain men (and women) would rise up in the last days and claim that their message was from the Rod, yet it is not, let us read —

“..as teachers of The Shepherd’s Rod (the official publications of the Davidian Seventh-day Association), teach only in the light of the Rod those passages which in one way or another need to be interpreted. Thus only will all Present-truth believers ever become of the same mind, seeing eye to eye and speaking the same things (1 Cor. 1:10; 1 Pet. 3:8; Isa. 52:8).

And such as do choose to engage in private interpretation are respectfully asked to desist from teaching in the name of the Rod and at its expense. Let them like honest men, teach in their own names and at their own expense.”(Answerer, vol. 5, p.55-56)

Ok, now that we have laid the groundwork, let us produce the evidence, so that one may see for themselves. The following are two YouTube links with Sam’s own words showing (although deceptively) that “he” is the Elijah to come. NOTE: Sam is not so foolish to say the words “I am the Elijah” but those with ears and know what he teaches can discern he is saying. Sadly, many of his followers are as the following picture shows —

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6PTwFJtzpQ

(Mark 50:30 to 52:42)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXA9m5OAvac

(Mark 2:51:45 to 2:52:10)

In closing my brothers and sisters, the Lord once again warned us the “other voices” would appear to lead us down a false path, let us be very careful to let the Spirit of Truth guide us NOT some Satan agent sent in these last hours to hoodwink and sidetrack us from His kingdom.

“.. one’s only safety will be in the teaching of Elijah, for there will be no other voice of timely Truth and authority to whom one may turn. Any others will lead their victims blind-folded into perdition.” (GCS, p.8)

Satan, represented by human beings, is ever busy distracting Present Truth believers, destroying their influence among the people, and thus making the truth of none effect. His great and lasting victories have not been won by opposing the truth, but rather by professing strictly to advocate every precept of it, and by showing great reverence and zeal for its advancement, thus gaining the confidence of the people, and making them believe him to be a zealous minister of God and a friend of His people. Then, having beguiled them into placing confidence in him, and into being perfectly satisfied that he is leading them on to eternal glory, he easily and quietly leads his victims on to eternal ruin.


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