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An Awe Inspiring Dream

Probationary time for God’s remnant church is soon to close and the need of developing a character after the divine pattern of Christ  is not a suggestion but a necessity.

An Awe Inspiring Dream

Counsel for today!

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During the night of the first Sabbath of the Newcastle meeting, I seemed to be in meeting, presenting the necessity and importance of our receiving the Spirit. This was the burden of my labor–the opening of our hearts to the Holy Spirit. On one occasion Christ told His disciples, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” Their limited comprehension put a restraint on Him. He could not open to them the truths He longed to unfold; for while their hearts were closed to them, His unfolding of these truths would be labor lost. They must receive the Spirit before they could fully understand Christ’s lessons. “The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,” Christ said, “whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

In my dream a sentinel stood at the door of an important building, and asked every one who came for entrance, “Have ye received the Holy Ghost?” A measuring-line was in his hand, and only very, very few were admitted into the building. “Your size as a human being is nothing,” he said. “But if you have reached the full stature of a man in Christ Jesus, according to the knowledge you have had, you will receive an appointment to sit with Christ at the marriage supper of the Lamb; and through the eternal ages, you will never cease to learn of the blessings granted in the banquet prepared for you.

“You may be tall and well-proportioned in self, but you cannot enter here. None can enter who are grown-up children, carrying with them the disposition, the habits, and the characteristics which pertain to children. If you have nurtured suspicions, criticism, temper, self-dignity, you cannot be admitted; for you would spoil the feast. All who go in through this door have on the wedding garment, woven in the loom of heaven. Those who educate themselves to pick flaws in the characters of others, reveal a deformity that makes families unhappy, that turns souls from the truth to choose fables. Your leaven of distrust, your want of confidence, your power of accusing, closes against you the door of admittance. Within this door nothing can enter that could possibly mar the happiness of the dwellers by marring their perfect trust in one another. You cannot join the happy family in the heavenly courts; for I have wiped all tears from their eyes. You can never see the King in His beauty if you are not yourself a representative of His character.

“When you give up your own will, your own wisdom, and learn of Christ, you will find admittance into the kingdom of God. He requires entire, unreserved surrender. Give up your life for Him to order, mold, and fashion. Take upon your neck His yoke. Submit to be led and taught by Him. Learn that unless you become as a little child, you can never enter the kingdom of heaven.

“Abiding in Christ is choosing only the disposition of Christ, so that His interests are identified with yours. Abide in Him, to be and to do only what He wills. These are the conditions of discipleship, and unless they are complied with, you can never find rest. Rest is in Christ; it cannot be as something apart from Him.

“The moment His yoke is adjusted to your neck, that moment it is found easy; then the heaviest spiritual labor can be performed, the heaviest burdens borne, because the Lord gives the strength and the power, and He gives gladness in doing the work. Mark the points: ‘Learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart’ (Matthew 11:29). Who is it that speaks thus?–The Majesty of heaven, the King of glory. He desires that your conception of spiritual things shall be purified from the dross of selfishness, the defilement of a crooked, coarse, unsympathetic nature. You must have an inward, higher experience. You must obtain a growth in grace by abiding in Christ. When you are converted, you will not be a hindrance, but will strengthen your brethren.”

As these words were spoken, I saw that some turned sadly away and mingled with the scoffers. Others, with tears, all broken in heart, made confession to those whom they had bruised and wounded. They did not think of maintaining their own dignity, but asked at every step, “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). The answer was, “Repent, and be converted, that your sins may go beforehand to judgment, and be blotted out.” Words were spoken which rebuked spiritual pride. This God will not tolerate. It is inconsistent with His Word and with our profession of faith. Seek the Lord, all ye who are ministers of His. Seek Him while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).

As I presented these principles to the people in the Sabbath meeting, all seemed to feel that the Lord had spoken through the feeble instrument.–The Review and Herald, April 11, 1899.

The time has come when we must expect the Lord to do great things for us. Our efforts must not flag or weaken. We are to grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord. Before the work is closed up and the sealing of God’s people is finished, we shall receive the outpouring of the Spirit of God. Angels from heaven will be in our midst. The present is a fitting-up time for heaven when we must walk in full obedience to all the commands of God.–Letter 30, 1907.  {1SM 109 -111.}

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In coming to God, the petitioner must present Christ as his authority, Christ’s merit (worthiness) as his plea; and when these conditions are fulfilled, God has pledged His Word that heaven is open unto the cries of the penitent and humble soul.

“Those that call upon the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) in humble, fervent prayer, will receive the strength and grace* (G5485 ) that they need to battle with temptation and to endure trials. In coming to God, the petitioner must present Christ as his authority, Christ’s merit (worthiness) as his plea; and when these conditions are fulfilled, God has pledged His Word that heaven is open unto the cries of the penitent and humble soul. 

The enemy will come to you, and say, “It is of no use for you to pray. Did you not do that evil thing?   Have you not transgressed against God? Have you not violated your conscience?” Answer him, “Yes; but Christ has bidden me pray. He has said, ‘If we confess our sins, He is faithful and He is Just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9

“To declare, I say, at this time* (Today, if you will hear His Voice, and harden not your heart . . .), His righteousness: that He might be just, and the Justifier of him (all they) which believeth in Jesus . . . !”   Romans 3:26, Luke 4:18-19 & ref: II Corinthians 6:2 & Hebrews 3:7-19

Let the repenting soul repeat the Promise that Jesus has made, –“Him that cometh unto Me I will in no wise cast out.” Let him tell the enemy, “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save (deliver, set free, rescue, heal and make whole) sinners, of whom I am chief.”   John 6:37, I John 1:7 & I Timothy 1:15

Tell the enemy that you know your garments are stained with sin, but that by faith (and “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” – Romans 10:17) you claim the righteousness of Christ. Turn to Jesus, and tell Him all your trouble; Christ sees all your circumstances, knows all your temptations and sorrows.

The enemy will suggest that you stay away from Christ until you have made yourself better, until you are good enough to come to God; but do not listen to his suggestions; for if you wait till you are good enough to come to God, you will never come. You might wait until the judgment, but you would not be fit to come to Christ. “Now is the accepted time, Now (Today) is the day of Salvation (deliverance, rescue, freedom, and healing).” You are to yield to the drawing power of Christ’s love Today, and come to Him as you are. As you come, He will continue to draw you, until every thought shall be brought into captivity to Jesus.   ref: II Corinthians 10:4-5

When the enemy would keep you from your Saviour, accusing you of being a sinner, tell him that you are entitled to go to the Lord, since He has said, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:32. The accuser of the brethren told the repentant publican that he was a sinner; and he dared not so much as lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, and cried. “God, be merciful to me a sinner,” and he went down to his house justified* (declared innocent, righteous and holy).

“What shall we then say to these things?   If God be for us, who then can be against us?
He that spared not His Own Son, but delivered Him up (in exchange) for us all . . . . how shall He not with Him, also freely give* (grant favor, kindness, pardon, rescue, forgive, deliver) us all things . . . ?

Who shall lay anything to the charge (charges) of God’s elect?
It is God that justifieth . . . who is he that condemneth?   It is Christ that died, Yea, rather, that is risien again, Who is even at the right hand of God, Who also maketh intercessius on for us . . . !”   Romans 8:31-34 & Zechariah 3:1-4

The coming of the sinner is not unwelcome to Christ. He says, “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you Rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I Am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find Rest unto your souls.”   Matthew 11:28 & ref: Hebrews 4:1-10

When Christ was upon earth, at one time certain Greeks came, saying, “Sir, we would see Jesus.” On every side were those who were cruel and vindictive, who were seeking an opportunity to put Jesus out of the way, for they rejected the Lord of glory; and how precious to Jesus was the thought that there were earnest souls who desired to see Him. The Master’s heart warmed with satisfaction that some one wanted to see Jesus. When the Voice of God speaks to the heart, and the heart responds to it, we shall hear the inquiry, “Sir, I would see Jesus.” Heaven is all ready to receive those who receive Jesus. Then let us come to Him, asking for the very things that we need, believing that we shall receive them (because He has promised, and cannot lie).
Titus 1:2 & Isaiah 55:6-11

“Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world !”   John 1:29  “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1-6

Note:    Faith is the evidence of things not seen . . . the Evidence (witness) of the Spirit and power of the Word of the Living God. That same Word which spoke the universe into existence, and still Today, “upholds all things” through It’s Life-giving power !   ref: Hebrews 1:1-3 & John 3:8

In coming to Christ there must be an exercise of faith.

We need to bring Him into our every-day life; then we shall have peace and joy, and we shall know by experience the meaning of His Word, “If ye keep My Commandments, ye shall abide in My love, even as I have kept My Father’s Commandments, and abide in His love.” John 15:10-11. Our faith must claim the Promise, that we may abide in the love of Jesus. Jesus said, “These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full !”

Faith works by love and purifies the soul.   Not that we loved Him, but that “He first loved us !” I John 4:19
Through faith the Holy Spirit finds access to the heart, and creates holiness therein. Man cannot become an agent to work the works of Christ unless he is in communion with God through the Holy Spirit. We can be fitted for heaven only through a transformation of character; we must have Christ’s righteousness as our credentials, if we would find access to the Father. We must be partakers of the Divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (carnal desires) – II Peter 1:4. We must daily be transformed by the influence of the Holy Spirit; for it is the work of the Holy Spirit to elevate the taste, to sanctify the heart, to ennoble the whole man, by presenting to the soul the matchless charms of Jesus !

We are to behold Christ, and by beholding to become changed. We must come to Him, as to an open, inexhaustible Fountain, from which we may drink again and again, and ever find a fresh supply (Isaiah 12:1-6). We are to respond to the drawing of His love, to feed on the Bread of Life (His Word) which came down from heaven, to drink of the Water of Life (His Spirit) which flows from the throne of God.   ref: John 6:27-51

We are to keep looking up, that faith may bind us to the throne of God. Do not look down, as though you were bound to the earth. Do not keep up an examination of your faith, pulling it up, as though it were a flower, to see if it has any root. Faith grows imperceptibly; and when the enemy rallies his forces to bring you into a critical place, the angels of God will be round about you (ref: Psalm 34:7-9), and you will have Help from on high; for your prayer will be answered in the conflict.

If you have genuine faith (trust, knowing that God will not & cannot lie), you will praise God from Whom all blessings flow, and as you praise Him you will realize more of His Blessing. As God gives us Light, we are to make use of it. We shall have no second ray until we have appreciated and appropriated the first.

But let us never imagine that we can do without God. The enemy knows when we decide to do without the Lord’s help, and he is ready to fill the mind with evil suggestions, and make us fall from our steadfastness; but the Lord would have us abide in Him every moment, that we may be complete in Him, and accepted in the Beloved.     Colossians 2:10 & Ephesians 1:6

Many think they have not time to pray, or that it would be useless to pray if they had time. They indulge them-selves in the gratification of unholy desires. They cherish unchristlike traits of character, and the least crossing of their will arouses their combativeness and upsets their temper. While they are thus unemptied of self, and unwilling to renounce their evil way, they cannot expect to receive answers to their prayers; for evil tempers and corrupt indulgences will make prayer of none effect.

The psalmist says, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the LORD will not hear me.” We must roll off the load of evil from our souls into the sepulchre, that we may not believe from impulse, but from calm assurance that God is True. We must have a childlike, humble spirit, exercising Living (active) Faith, making earnest supplication at the throne of mercy, knowing that Jesus is our Intercessor and our Advocate.”  Bible Echo, February 15, 1893

Sunset to Sunset: God’s Sabbath Rest

Sunset to Sunset: God’s Sabbath Rest

Too many of us live at a frantic pace, trying desperately to stay on top of everything we need to get done. It’s no wonder we feel out of touch with our spouses, our families and even our Creator. But did you know that God offers a little-understood remedy for our hurried and harried lives?

Contents:

Come! Marry a King! Join the Way! The prophet Isaiah saw the end-time saints as a wedding party. He saw them going forth with lamps shining brightly, even in the midst of thick darkness. Everyone is to hear the last call to the marriage supper of the Lamb…. These words are for us! The midnight wilderness (obscure) procession on its way to the gospel feast!

Would You Like to be a BRIDE of Christ? Or one of the GUESTS (the five WISE virgins) who go OUT to meet the Bridegroom? They Join the bridal procession that is NOW in progress! This bridal procession are those who claim Christ victory as theirs and step boldly by faith into the most holy place with Christ. The gospel feast is the loud cry when it goes forth in greater power at the time of the Sunday law. It is the experience or the reality of knowing Christ, of leaning heavily upon their beloved Bridegroom through their trials. The Bereans “received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” (Acts 17:10-11).

Ezekiel 16:9 shows Christ cleaning up His bride. Cleansed sinners comprise the 144,000, and they are designated “virgin.” There is hope for all of us! We need to come to Christ just as we are and let HIM make the preparation for us. Our job is to cooperate with Christ and His angels in every way possible. The Bride has made herself ready like Esther made herself ready in the 2 days prior to going in before the King to see if he would hold out the golden scepter to her so she could live in the King’s sight. We also have two days (see Hosea 6:2 or 2 thousand years since Christ’s death/resurrection to get ready…see 2 Peter 3:8 “a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”) – Two days or two thousand years since Christ’s blood sacrifice was made for us, so we can get ready to live in the sight of a Holy God on the third day or third thousand years (millennium) when God holds out to us the golden scepter of Christ’s Righteousness that we touch by faith.

The MAIN focus of our faith/expectation IS Jesus! Jesus Christ IS our MAIN pillar and the investigative judgement focuses on Christ and the quickened believer (Christ filled). Psalm 68:24 “Your procession, God, has come into view, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.” Psalm 73:17 “till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.” This “procession” is a wilderness (obscure/little known to the Catholics). “To THOSE who GO OUT to meet the Bridegroom is this (latter rain/loud cry) messagegiven.” Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3

The only way you can go into the most holy place IS with Christ by claiming/believing His blood offering as your very own by faith. The Spirit and the Bride say “Come”! Join this wedding party procession! “WITH A FAITH AND ASSURANCE THAT THEY HAD NEVER BEFORE KNOWN, THEY ACCEPTED THE TEACHINGS OF THE SACRED WORD. No longer was IT A MATTER OF FAITH with them that Christ was the Son of God. They KNEW that, although clothed with humanity, He was indeed the Messiah, and they told their experience to the world with a confidence which carried with it the conviction that God was with them.” The Acts of the Apostles, p. 45.3

The prophet Isaiah saw the end-time saints as a wedding party. He saw them going forth with lamps shining brightly, even in the midst of thick darkness. Everyone is to hear the last call to the marriage supper of the Lamb…. These words are for us! Isaiah 60:1-5! Hosea 6:2 goes on to say, “And on the third day He will raise us up” That we may live in His sight”, indicating, as we shall see, that this revival will carry on into the Millennium.(about Hosea 6:2 see 2 Peter 3:8 a day for a year).

Like the King held the golden scepter out to Esther, so God holds out His golden scepter Jesus for us to touch by faith so we can live in the sight of a Holy God. Queen Vashti represents Adventists today, because like Queen Vashti, they refuse to show their beauty of the historical doctrines of SDA.

Song of Solomon 3:6 “Who is this coming up from the wilderness like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant?”

Song of Solomon 8:5 “Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.”

Queen Esther represents the 144,000 which are symbolized by angels, the multitude of voices crying Matthew 25:6 “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” This is the LAST warning message, the HARVEST message of the 4th angel which combines with the third angels message. This message invites Adventists to COME OUT of apostasy and to JOIN the procession into the Sanctuary where the BLOOD of CHRIST COVERS OUR SINS! It is a wilderness procession which means primitive Godliness – wilderness means obscure/little known, because FEW find the way to Heaven. Few find the TRUE Jesus.(Most follow ANOTHER JESUS of 2 Cor 11:3-4.) The true WAY that few will find is Jesus Christ. Claiming His blood as your own. John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME.” See the many verses in the Bible calling us to join THE WAY that the 5 WISE VIRGINS JOINED: Acts 24:14, Acts 24:22, Acts 9:2

The Everlasting Covenant of God – the paid Bride price – the highest price ever paid for a bride – paid by his life blood. This is the central drama of the 70th week. While many will fall away the end-time saints will embrace the grand adventure and the divine romance. They will take center stage in this climactic time of witness. They will have their eyes on the Mighty One of Israel. Like our Apostle Paul they will, “Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”.-Phil. 3:14 NKJV

This page toward the bottom explains this WILDERNESS PROCESSION which goes into the sanctuaries Most Holy place with Christ’s Righteousness, who clad with  more in detail – this is the last end time church – the 8th church the 144,000 call to the sleepy foolish virgins to wake up and join! It is the little jets of light, the out posts all over the world, the home “church” groups where two or three are gathered together in my name. “God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments. “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ’s church, for the PRESENCE of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can ALONE constitute a church.” The Upward Look, p. 315.5

These are the ones prepared and acceptable to God, who are pure in God’s sight.

The 144,000 have very special qualities; Revelation 7 and 14 mention them as highly favored of God. They:

  • Are sealed by an angel of God
  • Are specially selected from the tribes of Israel
  • Stand on Mount Zion with “a Lamb”
  • Have the Father’s name written on their foreheads
  • Sing a new song no one else can sing
  • Are redeemed from the earth
  • Are called “virgins”
  • Are not defiled with women (false churches)
  • Are considered the firstfruits of God’s Harvest
  • Are guileless and without fault

What a select group of people! Who are they? Is it possible you could be one of them? Yes! Are they all that will be saved or are there others? There are many others!

How Many Firstfruits?

Revelation 14:4 states unequivocally that these 144,000 are “firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.” Can God count? If these 144,000 are God’s firstfruits, then no one else is included. The firstfruits are exactly 144,000, not one person less or one more! These numbers are consistent with the “thousands” and “tens of thousands” added together from the Old and New Testaments. As Christ says, “Many are called, but few chosen” (Matthew 20:16).

The bride of Christ is also exactly 144,000. Revelation 21:2 describes the bride as “the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.” At this point, she has risen to meet Jesus Christ, married Him and is coming back to rule on the earth with Him (Revelation 5:10). She will always be with Him from this time on (I Thessalonians 4:17). This occurs at the last trumpet (I Corinthians 15:50-52), the time of the resurrection of the “dead in Christ” along with those who are “alive and remain.” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

Revelation 21 goes on to describe the bride further, beginning in verse 9: “Then one of the seven angels . . . talked with me, saying, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.'” The angel refers to her as “the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God” (verse 10).

He then describes her dimensions: Her wall is pierced by twelve gates—each a great pearl—having the names of the twelve tribes of Israel inscribed on them and twelve angels at them (verses 12, 21). Her twelve foundations, adorned with precious stones, are each named after the twelve apostles (verses 14, 19-20). New Jerusalem is 12,000 furlongs in length, breadth and height (verse 16). Her wall measures 144 cubits (verse 17).

Twelve tribes times 12,000 each is 144,000, just as John describes the sealed servants of God in Revelation 7! Twelve and the square of twelve is New Jerusalem’s description! The bride is exactly 144,000, and the firstfruits are exactly 144,000 (Revelation 14:4).

Revelation 14:5 ‘And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.’

Look at Revelation 21:9-27; Revelation 22:17 and compare with the Revelation 14:1-5. This is the same group of people and we see their role in the Kingdom of God. Notice the mansion and the rooms for the 144,000; the city with twelve gates, with the names of the twelve tribes. If you study into a Jewish wedding you will see the parallel, with the room built by the father of the groom, for the groom and bride to stay in for one week, consummating the marriage. This matches the Feast of Tabernacles of seven days in duration, with spiritual meaning for Christ and the Kingdom of God.

Christ is clearly seen as the groom. But who is the bride? Who are the wedding guests?

‘In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race.’ (Psalm 19:6).

“THE IMAGE OF CHRIST WILL BE PERFECTED IN EVERY SOUL who accepts the gift of His grace (Character, blood sacrifice), ….THEY WILL STAND BEFORE GOD equal in elevation, in power and purity, to the angels, and will be honored with them before the eternal throne.” ST December 30, 1889, par. 7

“They are NOT to look forward, thinking that at some future time a great work is to be done for them; for the work is NOW complete. The believer is NOT called upon to make his peace with God; he never has nor ever can do this. He is to ACCEPT Christ as his peace, for with Christ is God and peace.” Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3

The Wedding Guests

‘”Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.” So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment’ (Matthew 22:9-11).

There is another group to be at the wedding of the Lamb and His Bride, the 144,000. These are guests at the wedding feast. They are the great multitude’ of Revelation 7:9. In the New King James Version, the words “After this“‘, preface verse 9, indicating correctly that what follows refers to a separate group of people than the 144,000 of verses 1-8 of Revelation 7.

This group includes the servants of God from before the Flood; those righteous men after the Flood to Abraham; and the few people given the Spirit of God before the Day of Pentecost, 31 A.D. The rest of the New Testament Church, including a percentage of them Gentiles, are a part of this great multitude. That shows you what importance God places on the Bride of Christ, when He lumps the patriarchs, the apostles, and all the rest into one large group and separates them from the Bride of Christ!!!

The Bride of Christ, in more detail, is found in the Book of Esther, and the Book of Revelation. They will rule over and teach mankind the Way of God with great power (LOUD CRY)  – their 3.5 years of training by Christ Himself. similar to the 12 apostles on the day of Pentecost which resulted in thousands being converted in a single day.

After Christ returns for His believers they reign with Christ for 1,000 years in Heaven. After 1000 years of the earth resting… 6,000 years of sin, sin, sin, the earth rests with no sin, because the wicked are slain by the brightness of Christ’s 2nd coming. Wicked are raised back to life, burned up, they become ashes under the Saints feet in the earth made new.

The Psalmist, King David, personifies the sun and the heavenly creation as foretelling a future event, in which the servants of God are cleansed and prepared for a marriage. This marriage is linked with redemption. Psalm 19 marvellously captures the whole process of salvation and the marriage of the Lamb, in a single song.

The relationship between Christ and the Church is also labelled in terms of a marriage: ‘

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.’ (Ephesians 5:31-32).

Christ is wooing you. He wants to be your husband. Your confidant. Your problem solver. Your covering. He wants to intertwine his soul with yours, blend His divinity with your humanity. He wants you to take His name. New Jerusalem. This is the name of the Bride of Christ. Read Esther. Esther is a symbol of the Bride of Christ or the 144,000.

‘For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.’

The 144,000 and The Marriage of the Lamb

Here is a short Bible Study of Revelation 14: 1-6, to clarify one of the parties to the marriage:

Revelation 14:1-2 ‘Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps.

Note the term: ‘having His Father’s name’. This is a reference to a marriage. (GOD is His Father’s name…)

See Isaiah 4:1: ‘And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, “We will eat our own food and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.”‘

Revelation 14:1 also pictures a group of people married to the Lamb.

This a unique group of people. No one else has the role given to them by God.

Revelation 14:3 ‘They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.’

There are only 144,000 in the group to become the Bride of Christ !!! The whole church is not the bride.

Many are called, few are chosen to be the bride. This does not leave all the rest out of salvation. It only establishes the role of the 144,000 as the Bride of Christ, in the Kingdom of God.

There is a link to the Book of Ruth in this section of scripture. The 144,000 are also linked to the Festival of Weeks (Pentecost and the LOUD CRY) and are firstfruits in the Kingdom of God.

Revelation 14:4 “These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.”

The link to the story of Ruth is in the words ‘who follow the Lamb wherever He goes’. Take a look at Ruth 1:16: ‘”Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people (are) my people, and your God, (is) my God.”‘ The young Israelitish widow, knew Her God, and the purpose of marrying within her own national heritage. She was used to typify the Bride of Christ. (Read the article: The Plain Truth About Ruth, to clarify her nationality is Israelite.) This is a story of marriage and enriches the meaning of the Day of Pentecost. Revelation 14:1-5 and the Book of Ruth are dealing with the same prophetic marriage.

The strongest man is he, who, while sensitive to abuse, will yet restrain passion and forgive his enemies.” MYP 412.1 Testimony Treasures Volume 1, p. 602.1

“The church of Christ found refuge in seclusion and obscurity.” The Great Controversy, p. 54.2

 “obscure people” —Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.

The church did not need huge auditoriums, for they met in private homes (Romans 16:5, Colossians 4:15, Philemon 2), and they were served worldwide by twelve apostles and a small number of elders. Even considering these small numbers, many fell away from the truth (I John 2:18-20; II Thessalonians 2:3, 7), and many followed false apostles (II Peter 2:1)!

The 12 disciples were the precursor example of the 144,000 disciples, who are also known as the Bride of Christ. Both groups belong to and follow the “WAY”.

Isaiah 58:12 “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

The “WAY” to Heaven is through Christ:

John 14:6 “Jesus answered, “I am THE WAY and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through ME.”

Acts 9:2  “and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged TO THE WAY, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.”

Acts 24:14 “However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,” Acts 28:22 “But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect.”

Acts 28:23 “They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.”

Acts 24:22 “Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way, adjourned the proceedings. “When Lysias the commander comes,” he said, “I will decide your case.””

Acts 19:9 “But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.”

Acts 19:23 “About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way.

Acts 22:4 “I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,”

The Bride of Christ can be found in the Story of Esther. Esther represents the five wise virgins who separated from the foolish virgins at the voice of the Bridegroom and the Bride, the Bride of Christ, also known as the 144,000. The Bride of Christ is also known as the 144,000, the rock that is cut out without hands by the Spirit of Christ and smites the image of Daniel 2 on it’s feet, smashing it to pieces.

Christ chooses His 144,000 Brides to be His last apostles and teaches them for 3.5 years, 42 months, 1,260 day. On March 19, 2013 and lasts for 42 months/3.5 years/1,260 literal days until September 19, 2016, when I believe probation closes for the world, assuming the Sunday law has been passed.

The five wise virgins trimmed their lamps and GO OUT away from the five foolish virgins to meet the Bridegroom and the Bride.

“The state of the Church represented by the foolish virgins, is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.” E. G. White, Review and Herald Articles, Vol. 2, 420.

“Today we hesitate to claim we’re the remnant; but as for Laodicea, that’s us! Us alone!…No other Christian group vies with us for the dubious privilege of being identified with it….claiming exclusive rights to Laodicea is not politically incorrect. So, unchallenged, we’ve become anchored in the view that Seventh-day Adventists are the sole group envisioned in the apocalyptic concept of that term.” Adventist Review, August 28, 2008, p 5.

“If the church of God becomes lukewarm [LAODICEAN], it does not stand in favour with God any more than do the churches that are represented as having fallen and become the habitation of devils and the hold of every foul spirit and the cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Letter 35, 1898, p. 6-7

“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:16

The FIVE WISE VIRGINS LEFT THE FIVE FOOLISH VIRGINS WHO ARE LUKEWARM LAODICEANS who went out to JOIN the wilderness (obscure/little known) PROCESSION already in progress! They join their voices with the multitude of voices that have already joined the wedding procession who like John the Baptist herald the soon coming Messiah. The KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS! THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS!

“Come! Marry a King!” Come! Let’s join the wedding procession NOW in progress and go out to meet Christ our Bridegroom who is on His way to the wedding banquet in Heaven that His Father & God has prepared for His Son, Bride and wedding guests = us!

        Christ our King has an Almighty Father who is a philantrapist! He has prepared a grand feast for all who will come! It does not matter how rich or poor you are, God has put His Son in charge of all His wealth, all the resources of Heaven will be poured out upon us through the Spirit of His Son upon us. Christ will give us our wedding garment, our Trousseau (the clothes, household linen, and other belongings collected by a bride for her marriage). “she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther (the 144,000 or Bride of Christ) obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.” Esther 2:15. Oh, if *ALL* would come *JUST AS THEY ARE*, and LET HIM MAKE THE PREPARATION in taking them as His! For Christ works within us, and His righteousness (truth/living reality) is upon us. Without this no soul will be entitled to heaven. Christ’s own Spirit is within us, His PRESENCE and POWER (Character=thoughts and feelings) and His Righteousness (TRUTH) (what we believe about Him and do=10 Commandments/His Words) is our covering, our veil, our Bridal veil. We are set apart for Him alone. He has paid the highest bride-price ever paid for a bride. His life blood has purchased her. She is set apart for Him alone. No one else is to touch or KNOW His Bride like He does. The Bride is unveiled after 7 days in the bridal chambers/consumation being fed, nourished by truth by the wedding guests partaking of the gospel feast.

CLAIM CHRIST’S VICTORY AS YOUR VERY OWN PRIZE. CLAIM CHRIST’S BLOOD – His death as your very own. Claim Christ’s strength, His Faith, His Power, His Wisdom, His Divinity as your very own. Claim His Spirit which is His Words, His Mind, His thoughts as your very own. Do it right now. Believe that it is so! Let Him make you in agreement with God: Holy, Perfect in His sight. Complete surrender is what it takes. Surrender your mind to Christ’s power, which is His character, His thoughts, His feelings. Let Him make you Holy…which means to be in agreement with God. By His Spirit He will write upon the fleshy tables of your mind the 10 commandments. He will empower you to obey them. Say, “Take me Oh Lord as wholly Thine. I lay all my plans at thy feet. Use me today in thy service. Abide with me and let all my work be wrought in thee.”

        “As the members of the body of Christ APPROACH the period of their last conflict, “the time of Jacob’s trouble,” they will grow up into Christ, and will partake largely of His Spirit. As the third message (Rev 18:4 and Matthew 25:6: come out/go out of false doctrines – come out of all 501c3 non-profit/tax exempt entities/organizations) swells to a loud cry, and as great power and glory attend the closing work, the faithful people of God will partake of that glory (character=thoughts and feelings). It is the latter rain (perfecting testing messages) which revives and strengthens them to pass through the time of trouble. Their faces will shine with the glory of that light (truth) which attends the third angel (faithful men and women).” (The Review and Herald, May 27, 1862).

You see, they left all the 501c3 entities and joined the wilderness (obscure/little known) procession that was moving on and left the harlot apostate churches. Do you see a parallel today? Every letter of this prophecy will be fulfilled. I see today that the true church (church in the wilderness-primitive godliness, obscure/little known) is calling the “professed” church to wake up. Isaiah 29:13 “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:”

This is the  The voice of the bride, the 144,000—the true church that is NOW in the wilderness, obscure—is once again sounding to the apostate structure. The apostate structure is represented by the foolish virgins and Laodiceans (Laodiceans are in a position of carnal security. They are at ease, lukewarm, comfortable, indifferent, believing themselves to be in an exalted condition of spiritual attainments. But they are not, instead they are

Revelation 3:16-17: “So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth. 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:”

“wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked”. Naked means without God – Character is not transferable. No man can believe for another. No man can receive the Spirit for another. No man can impart to another the character which is the fruit of the Spirit’s working). Character is not transferable. The Song of the 144,000 is a song that no one else can learn, because it is the Song of their experience. Their experience, of intimately KNOWING their husband Christ, cannot be transferred to someone else.

Romans 12:11 “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” Acts 18:25 “He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.”

How long can you sit within an apostate structure, a false bride that has received a bill of divorce from God, and think you are in the remnant church of Bible prophecy? Who has conditioned your mind? When the professed believers persecute God’s faithful servants, they are silencing the voice of the bride.

“A multitude of voices were heard crying: “Let us depart hence.”—{ The Great Controversy, p. 29.3}.

The church structure became a harlot in Jeremiah’s day and many false prophets were bribed to proclaim a peace and safety message, but none of God’s people were destroyed in 70 A.D., because they obeyed and came out of Jerusalem. It rejected Christ and His truth in John the Baptist’s day, the voice crying in the wilderness, and in William Miller’s day it again did the same. Today modern Israel/Adventism is following in the footsteps of ancient Israel. God’s last call to the professed Seventh-day Adventist structure is now being sounded by His bride/144,000. Soon it will end, and when it does, of which group will you be a part?

The Bride/144,000 faithful men and women, like the 12 apostles of Christ became the pioneering leaders who like Joshua and Calab lead the primitive godliness movement in the wilderness, whose members names are written in the Book of Life in Heaven, Zion, the church of the firstborn, but they were not without faults and shortcomings. Interestingly, not one of the chosen 12 disciples (or the 144,000 or bride of Christ = the church crying in the wilderness, like John the Baptist, obscure, little known) was a scholar or rabbi. They had no extraordinary skills. Neither religious, nor refined, they were ordinary people, just like you and me. But God chose them for a purpose—to fan the flames of the gospel that spreads across the face of the earth and burns brighter (latter rain) and brighter (Loud Cry) until it fills the whole world, the rock that is cut out without hands (not by might nor by power but by my Spirit – 3 angels messages/7th day Sabbath = 1844 to 2nd Advent) strikes the feet of the image of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2.

The Bride of Christ is the special leadership group that King Jesus picks from the “common people”. Also known as the 144,000, the last apostles Christ personally trains (reforms) while they are in the wilderness virgin (truth) wedding procession for 3.5 years. The Bride of Christ aka 144,000 become the last end time pioneering leaders similar to Moses leading the children of Israel during the Exodus from Egypt. The last 144,000 literal apostles also compare to the first 12 literal apostles of Christ. This last group of 144,000 leaders (aka symbolized as the angel=faithful men and women) lead the wise virgin wilderness procession of remnant Saints (like the 12 apostles) of the last end time primitive revival movement whose names are written in Heaven. See Ezekiel 20:34-39.

“The bride constitutes the church that is waiting for the second appearing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”–{Manuscript Releases, vol. 16, 268}. “At midnight the cry is heard, ‘Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him.’ The sleepers, suddenly awakening, spring to their feet. They (all 10) see the procession moving on, bright with torches and glad with music.”—{Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 405.2}.

Let us remember that every specification of this parable is to be studied and that it has been and WILL BE fulfilled to the very letter. Review and Herald, September 19, 1890, and it says: “I am often referred to the parable of the ten virgins, five of whom were wise, and five foolish. This parable has been and will be fulfilled to the very letter, for it has special application to this time, and LIKE THE THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE, has been fulfilled and will continue to be present truth until the close of time. In the parable, the ten virgins had lamps, but only five of them have the saving oil with which to keep their lamps burning. This represents the condition of the Church.” Review and Herald, October 31, 1899: “Every specification of this parable should be carefully studied.”

The two groups, the first 12 and the last 144,000 are children of the bridalchamber because Christ Himself is their teacher for 3.5 years. Both groups experience special illumination (truth). The “early rain”, was testing perfecting messages which produced the Song of the 12 disciple’s experience which produced the Pentecost resulting in thousands of conversions in a single day. The “latter rain”, is testing perfecting messages from Christ Himself for 3.5 years which produce the Song of the 144,000/Brides experience, of intimately knowing her husband (Christ) learning to rely upon His help that she learns while passing through severe trials and conflicts. The Song of her experience is the Loud Cry of the bride of Jesus Christ that no one else can learn. The Bride of Christ will trust him in the shadow as well as in the light.

“The light of His glory–His character–is to shine forth in His followers. Thus they are to glorify (charactify) God, to lighten the path to the Bridegroom’s home, to the city of God, to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” –{COL 414}.

The Song of the Bride’s (144,000) experience, is the song that no one else can learn. Revelation 14:3 KJV “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 (purchased – paid bride-price contract) from the earth.”

       “Let us strive with all the power that God has given us to be among the hundred and forty-four thousand.” –{Review and Herald, March 9, 1905}.

“Who is to compose the hundred and forty-four thousand? This those who are the elect of God WILL in a short time KNOW without question.”—{Last Day Events, p. 269.1}

The “wedding guests” are Christ’s “best man” and His closest friends that join the wilderness (obscure/little known) wedding procession (WISE VIRGINS – virgin represents pure truth in your body) join the Bridegroom’s procession on its way to the banquet at His Father’s house) that is NOW in progress (see Rev 13:5 March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016). “When He leaves the sanctuary (on or about Sept. 19. 2016) I believe this is when probation closes for the world – I believe probation closes for the house of God when the Sunday law is enacted – and I think this will be prior to 9/19/16 – remember, time will be cut short in righteousness), darkness covers the inhabitants of the earth.” –{GC 614}.

“A darkness will cover the inhabitants of the earth when Jesus moves out of the heavenly sanctuary such as enveloped the earth at the time of his crucifixion. This will be an evidence, to those who have known the truth, that probation’s hours are past, and the eternal destiny of every soul is sealed beyond recall; but this will only strike terror to the soul that has failed to heed the warning message, “Prepare to meet thy God”. –{Review & Herald Articles Book 3, page 581. Review and Herald Supplement of June 21, 1898}

It was soon after the 3.5 years of training the disciples received from Christ Himself, that He was taken from them and ascended to Heaven. I believe it will be soon after the 3.5 years of intense training the 144,000 or Bride Christ receives, that Christ will return to get His faithful followers. So if the 3.5 years of intense training by Christ Himself, Christ takes the reins in His own hands as it were, removes Queen Vashti and replaces her with a new Bride because she refused to show her beauty or crown (truth) given to her, the new Bride Esther receives a new name, and marries a King. She purifies herself with the truth given to her by the keeper of women. She wanted ONLY the garments (character) given to her NOTHING MORE. – The  new Bride, or 144,000, is given a new name like Hadassah was given a new name, Esther, which means “a star”. The 144,000 is part of the 12 stars or 12,000 from each tribe of Israel. Esther was an orphan daughter of the tribe of Benjamin.

Like the 12 apostles at the Pentecost, the Bride/144,000 at the Loud Cry has A FAITH AND ASSURANCE THAT THEY HAD NEVER BEFORE KNOWN, THEY ACCEPTED THE TEACHINGS OF THE SACRED WORD. No longer was it a matter of FAITH with them that Christ was the Son of God. They KNEW that, although clothed with humanity, He was indeed the Messiah, and they told their experience to the world with a confidence which carried with it the conviction that God was with them.

The Song of the Brides experience, of intimately knowing (consummating their marriage after baptism into Christ’s name, intertwining, blending her humanity with her husbands divinity which means being in agreement with her husbands character. His thoughts and feelings which are found in the 10 commandments. The Loud Cry, the Song of the Bride/144,000 invites the people to receive the righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God.) her husband Christ’s help that she learns while passing through severe trials and conflicts IS the Loud Cry and is likened to the Pentecost experience only greater in power (power=character=thoughts and feelings) because there are 144,000 apostles instead of only 12 apostles. Both groups, the 12 specially chosen apostles and 144,000 are leaders. ONLY those who obey the third angel’s message and go out (seperate) of all false doctrines (Rev 18:4, Matthew 25:6, Revelation 14:9-12) will be allowed to help give the loud cry:

        “Arise, shine; for thy light (living reality experiencing Jesus helping you in your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN.”  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3

GO OUT OR COME OUT INTO THE WILDERNESS (obscure/little known) PRIMIATIVE REVIVAL WISE VIRGIN PROCESSION MOVEMENT being trained by Christ Himself (He has taken the reins into His own hands, like the Exodus from Egypt) that is NOW in progress 3-19-13 to 9/19/16 See Isaiah 26:20, Exodus 12:22-23, Zephaniah 2:3:

  • “…the MOVEMENT symbolized by the angel…” –{The Great Controversy 1888, p. 604.1}.
  • “The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of FAITHFUL MEN…” –{E.G. White, The 1884 Great Controversy, p. 199-200},
  • “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.” –{Early Writings, 118}
  • “And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. LIKE AS I PLEADED WITH YOUR FATHERS IN THE WILDERNESS OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, SO WILL I PLEAD WITH YOU, SAITH THE LORD GOD. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: And I WILL PURGE OUT FROM AMONG YOU THE REBELS, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols.” Ezekiel 20:34-39.

The 12 literal apostles are the example precursor to the 144,000 literal apostles who are two groups of special early and end time leaders. (Zechariah 9:7). Both groups are chosen by Christ Himself from the “common people” not from leadership trained in literary instituations who have led the flock astray; both groups are led and taught for 3.5 years by Christ Himself. Both groups are recipents of great power (Christ’s character). Both groups receive a special illumination known as the “Pentecost” and the “Loud Cry”. Both groups, the early 12 and the latter 144,000 apostle leaders),

WITH A FAITH AND ASSURANCE THAT THEY HAD NEVER BEFORE KNOWN, THEY ACCEPTED THE TEACHINGS OF THE SACRED WORD. No longer was it a matter of FAITH with them that Christ was the Son of God. They KNEW that, although clothed with humanity, He was indeed the Messiah, and they told their experience to the world with a confidence which carried with it the conviction that God was with them.” –{The Acts of the Apostles, p. 45.3}.

Both groups, the 12 apostles and the 144,000 are children of the bridechamber. The bridechamber is the 3.5 years of instruction by Christ Himself that both groups receive (today Christ has taken the reins into His own hands and is leading His people who follow and obey Him like He led the Isrealites in the pillar of cloud during their Exodus from Egypt. The 3.5 years, or 42 months, or 1,260 days literal days are NOW being fulfilled per Rev. 13:5/Daniel 11:36: March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016. Pope Francis acts very Christlike and is clothed in angel robes:

“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”

for 42 months, 3.5 years or 1,260 literal days which ends Sept. 19, 2016.) the protection of Christ and holy angels. Christ’s 12 disciples and Christ’s 144,000 apostles receive special training for 3.5 years before the Pentecost and Loud Cry go forth in great power (character). The 12 apostles received the “Early Rain” or “former rain” which was testing; perfecting messages taught by Christ Himself. The 144,000 apostles receive the LOUD CRY at the time to bow down and keep the first day of the week Holy, is when the Loud Cry goes forth in great power. Which are testing perfecting messages taught by Christ  to them, and their experience in putting them into practice in their lives prior to the Sunday Law. “When the decree GOES FORTH and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. Now is the time to prepare.” T5, 216.

Here is a “latter rain” testing message for you: Both groups must come out of all the churches (Jews/Adventists) that were once chosen as repositories of great light because Jews/Adventists will not tolerate Christ. Both Jews and modern 501c3 SDA churches deny Christ is truly the Son of God.

Matthew 10:32-33 (KJV) “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”

“There is ANOTHER universal and TRULY CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION, the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH.” Neal Wilson. Adventist Review, 3/5/1981.

Both groups, the 12 apostles and 144,000 apostles have martyred individuals in them.  These are raised to back to life at the sound of God’s voice to hear the covenant giving the day and hour of Christ’s second coming. What this means is that Ellen & James White and all the pioneers and all who have believed in and helped to give the three angels messages and the 7th day Bible Sabbath truths are a part of the 144,000 bride of Christ and will all be raised at the voice of God so they can be alive to see Jesus 2nd coming! “All who have died in faith under the third angel’s message come forth from the tomb glorified, TO HEAR GOD’S COVENANT OF PEACE with those who have kept his law.

‘They also which pierced Him,’ those that mocked and derided Christ’s dying agonies, and the most violent opposers of his truth and his people, are raised to behold him in his glory, and to see the honor placed upon the loyal and obedient.” –{The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 454.1}. “those who have fallen asleep, having the seal of God, will have a special resurrection, and will be called forth to hear the covenant of peace, and to behold their Lord as He comes in the clouds of heaven.” –{ Stephen Haskell, 1905 SNH, SSP 252.1}

This happens about 15 days before Christ second coming, I believe.

Testing perfecting messages, the “latter rain” is given by the 144,000 leaders who live from 1844 until the 2nd Advent of Christ. The 144,000 at the time the Sunday law is put into effect (“When the decree GOES FORTH and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. Now is the time to prepare.” T5,216.) because they have learned the Song of their experience with Christ through severe trials and conflicts and have overcome by claiming the victory of Christ as their very own.  No longer was it a matter of FAITH with them that Christ was the Son of God. They KNEW that, although clothed with humanity, He was indeed the Messiah.

Isaiah 62, Revelation 3:7-13, and Revelation 14:1-9, and Hebrews 12:22, 23, Identify Zion as Being the Same as Philadelphia or the New Jerusalem, the Perfect Bride of Jesus Christ

Isaiah 62:1-5 especially, identify Zion, the subject of the chapter [see verse 1] as the bride of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 62:5 says:

“For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee; and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.”

We just learned from God’s Holy Word that He marries Zion, as His bride. Who is Zion? Hebrews 12:22, 24, answers this crucial question:

“But ye are come unto mount Sion [Zion], and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN [FIRSTFRUITS–Rev. 14:4], which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.” Hebrews 12:22, 23.

We learn from the above scripture that Zion is the heavenly Jerusalem and the general assembly and Church of the Firstborn which are written in heaven. Dose Ellen White agree with this interpretation of Zion?

“The marriage represents the reception by Christ of His kingdom. The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, which is the capital and representative of the kingdom, is called the ‘the bride, the Lamb’s wife.'” E. G. White, The Great Controversy, 426, 1911 edition.

The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, the capital and REPRESENTATIVE of the kingdom, is called “the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” So Zion is more than a CAPITAL and a city, she is also the bride, the Lamb’s wife, just as Isaiah 62, says that Zion will be married. Why would Christ marry just a city? That would not make sense would it? Of course not. It says that Zion is the capital, the representative and the bride of the heavenly kingdom of God. Remember that Isaiah 62:2, says that Zion (verse 1) shalt be called by a new name. What new name? Let’s go to Revelation 3:12, for the answer:

“…I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is NEW JERUSALEM, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” Rev. 3:12.

How do we Know That it is Philadelphia That Gets the New Name?

We know for sure that Philadelphia is the final remnant generation, because she is told that she will be kept or protected from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:

“Because thou [Philadelphia in context] has kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” Revelation 3:10. Also, the Synagogue of Satan, will worship before thy[Philadelphia’s feet]. Also, she is made a pillar in the Temple of God, because she was the only perfect church in the sense that the 144,000 are perfect before God, Revelation 14:1-4. Philadelphia is not faulted on one point. Though she has but little strength, she has “kept my word, and hast not denied my name,” Rev. 3:8.

The Remnant as the last generation of men

“The woman is a symbol of the church, and the remnant of the church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent. The dragon makes war on these for keeping the commandments of God, Sabbath and all, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ, which, according to the inspired definition of chap. xix, 10, ‘is the spirit of prophecy.’ Here, then, are the causes of the dragon’s warfare upon the remnant. They teach the observance of the ten commandments, and the revival of the gifts, and acknowledge the gift of prophecy among them. When the Devil got one foot upon the fourth commandment, and the other upon the gifts planted in the Christian church b Jesus Christ, then his satanic majesty was filled with revengeful delight. But when the remnant, whom God designs to fit for translation to Heaven without seeing death, ‘ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein,’ then the dragon is wroth, and makes war on them.
“The true spirit of the dragonic host, which is already being somewhat developed, is vividly described in Isa. xxx, 8-13, as being manifested just prior to the sudden destruction of those who hate the pure testimony, and love smooth and deceitful things.” E. G. White,Spiritual Gifts, Vol. III, 26, 27.

Laodicea makes the tragic mistake of believing that the seven churches of Revelation 2 and 3, are literal, successive churches, rather than eras of the church in which various churches met the description of the the various eras. For example, there were many churches that comprised each era of the church. All of the messages, however, applied to each era, as there were overlappingsof all the conditions of every message in every era.

Ellen White corroborates this assessment by saying that all of the messages (plural) apply to every church:

“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 (plural) extend to the end of time, while the symbols used reveal the condition of the church at different periods (eras) in the history of the world.” E. G. White, Acts of the Apostles, 585.

Ellen White Says Sinners are Shaken out of Zion, Philadelphia, not Laodicea, and that Laodicea is the Foolish Virgin State of the Church

“The state of the Church represented by the foolishvirgins, is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.” E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, vol. 2, 420, col. 1.

“The church [Zion in context] may appear as about to fall [when the bride Zion has to flee to the wilderness], but it does not fall. It remains [the only church that remains is Zion, the 144,000], while sinners IN ZION will be sifted out–the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place. None but those who have been overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony will be found with the LOYAL AND TRUE, WITHOUT SPOT OR STAIN OF SIN, WITHOUT GUILE IN THEIR MOUTHS [the 144,000 Revelation 14:1-5.]…. The REMNANT thatpurify their souls by obeying the truth gather strength from the trying process, exhibiting the beauty of holiness amid the surrounding apostasy.” E.G White, Letter B — 55 — 1886, pp. 6, 7.

This describes Zion, the church triumphant, the faithful remnant final generation, the 144,000, from which the sinners are shaken. Sinners do not have to ever be members of Zion in order to be shaken out of Zion, any more than the fallen churches of 1844, had to be members of Philadelphia Zion, in order to be shaken out of the heavenly Zion Kingdom church, by rejecting Zion’s message. The entire world will not have to be a member of the heavenly Jerusalem, in order to be shaken out of that kingdom by the loud cry of the bride of Jesus Christ.
The tares are gathered into the midst of apostate Jerusalem, Ezekiel 22:17-31. This is precisely what happened in the type in 70 A.D. Ellen White said that was a prefigure which is a type! Zion is theremnant that go forth OUT OF APOSTATE JERUSALEM, Isaiah 37:31, 32. This remnant is also the Third Angel who selects, seals and binds the wheat for the heavenly garner:

“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.” E.G. White, Early Writings, 118.

“The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of faithful men, who obedient to the promptings of God’s Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message WAS NOT to be committed to the religious leaders of the people.” E..White, The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, 199, 200.

“The third angel’s message will not be comprehended, the light which will lighten the earth with its glory will be called a false light, by those who refuse to walk in its advancing glory.” E.G. White, Review and Herald, 5-27-1890, p. 321.