The Four Angels Messages. Do you know them?

“Two parties will be developed.”  Selected Messages Book 2, p. 113.3

Two great parties are developed, the worshipers of the beast and his image, and the worshipers of the true and living God.” Selected Messages Book 2, p. 107

The worshipers of the true and living God, the 144,000, who are the Bride of Christ

The Most Holy Place in the Sanctuary Tabernacle – is the Bridal Chamber of God and Spiritual Israel = our mind becomes the Most Holy Place that God and His Son dwell in by faith, the Sanctuary in the Tabernacle. God desires to tabernacle/dwell inside our minds. God can make us Holy which means to be in constant agreement with God in all we think, say and do. “Without unceasing prayer and diligent watching we are in danger of growing careless and of deviating from the right path. The adversary seeks continually to obstruct the way to the mercy seat, that we may not by earnest supplication and faith obtain grace and power to resist temptation.”—(Steps to Christ, 94, 95.)  “As a faithful physician, the world’s Redeemer has his finger upon the pulse of the soul. He marks every beat; he takes note of every throb. Not an emotion thrills it; not a sorrow shades it; not a sin stains it; not a thought or purpose passes through it, with which he is not acquainted. Man was purchased at an infinite cost, and is loved with a devotion exceeding that which a father feels for his child. The prayer that comes from a sincere heart will ever find a response in heaven.   {ST, December 3, 1896} 

Bridal chamber of Christ and His Bride

Exodus 25:22 “And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.”

The ark of the covenant is the Bridal Chamber of Christ and the 144,000/Bride/Zion. It also the bridal chamber (The Most Holy Place) where God consummates His “union” with His Bride/Zion: God’s people who keep His commandments. The Mercy Seat is where God dwells in our minds because we claim the Bible promise (Philippians 2:5) mind of Christ be transplanted into us. “The gospel of Christ is the law exemplified in character (thoughts and feelings).” Selected Messages Book 2, p. 108.2

And this is He, Who was and is the Law of God in Life, so that when the prayer, “that Christ may dwell in your hearts (minds) by faith” (Eph. 3:17), is answered, the Law in Christ is “written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the Living God; not in tables of stone, but in the fleshy tables of the heart.” II Corinthians. 3:3.

And thus do we establish the Law. Where there is not only belief in God’s Word, but a submission of the will to Him . . . “receive with meekness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your souls. And be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves !” (James 1:21-22). —where the heart is yielded to Him, the affections fixed upon Him, there is faith, faith that works by love and purifies the soul !”

The Spirit and the Bride say “Come”! The children of the Bridal chamber are the GUESTS who JOIN the wedding party procession from all the various 501c3 churches that represent the 7 churches, the wise virgins who join this procession are on their way to the most Holy Place, Christ our Righteousness (truth) the protection via the blood of Christ and the protection of His angels.

“God’s ministers are symbolized by the seven stars, which He who is the first and the last has under His special care and protection.” Gospel Workers 1915, p. 13.3

[At Sinai] Moses (144,000/Bride of Christ/Zion=faithful men and women=symbolized as angels to the seven churches) went forth and came to the Israelite camp and aroused the Israelites from their sleep (Ten sleepy Virgins today), saying to them: Arise from your sleep, for your God desires to give you the Law written in your fleshy heart. Already the bridegroom wishes to lead the bride and to enter the bridal chamber….And the Holy Blessed One went forth to meet them like a bridegroom who goes forth to meet the bride, so the Holy One went forth to meet them and give them the Law – wrote it upon their hearts.


….by the words “In the day of His espousals” is meant the day He entered the Tent of Meeting; and by the words “In the day of the gladness of His heart” is meant His gladness at Israel’s building of the Eternal habitation. Once the people settled Israel, the tent resided in various locations until David brought it to Jerusalem. Eventually Solomon replaced it as the central sanctuary of the Jews by building the permanent Temple. The PERMANENT TEMPLE of God and His Son today is our MINDS quickened/transformed by the Spirit of God and His Son. 

Note:    Our Saviour’s  Own Words . . . . “If ye love Me, keep My Commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another (MORE, EVEN GREATER) Comforter . . . so that He (the Father) may abide with you for ever !”   John 14:15-16

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid . . . . Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you.   If ye loved Me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto The Father: for My Father is GREATER THAN I !” John 14:27-28

For ye are the temple of the Living God . . . as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God (Elohim – Mighty One), and they shall be My people . . . . And I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the LORD Almighty !”   II Corinthians 6:16-18

Let this MIND be in you that was in Christ Jesus. When Christ died on the cross the old sacrificial ceremonies that pointed forward to Christ dwelling in us. We have had 2 days or 2 thousand years to “get” this implemented into our lives according to Hosea 6:2 and 2 Peter 3:8.

The Mishkan was built at the explicit instructions of God (Ex. 25). The building project was overseen by Bezalel, a craftsman imbued with the spirit of wisdom and the capacity to manipulate the Hebrew Alef-Bet to wondrous purposes. The Cloud of the Glory (character=thoughts and feelings) of God would descend into the tent and address the whole people through Moses (Ex. 40:38). Today, the angels to the 7 churches are the 144,000 who from 1844 till probation closes are chosen from among the common people, like the 12 apostles were chosen from among the common people. “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God”. … We know that men “are made after the similitude of God” (James 3:9). God has chosen the Bride for His Son. His Son is WAITING with longing desire, (1900) “Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church. When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own” (Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 69).

Our MIND is a sacred tent, the dwelling place of God and His Son. The shadow of what is now the temple of our minds/body was the exemplar and physical realization of this idea is the portable sanctuary built by the Israelites while they sojourned in the desert for forty years, in order that God would be continuously present in the midst of the people. Psalm 76:2 “His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.”

“Your procession, God, has come into view,
 the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.
In front are the singers, after them the musicians;
with them are the young women playing the timbrels.
Praise God in the great congregation;
praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.
There is the little tribe of Benjamin, leading them,
 there the great throng of Judah’s princes,
 and there the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali” (NIV).
The Ark of the Covenant with the two images of cherubims in procession

This picture really illustrates the Royal Wedding procession that is in progress right now. All people who want to be in Heaven leave all churches and JOIN this wilderness procession at the invitation of the Bride and the Groom. The Bride is the 144,000 leaders/angels to the seven churches/that are represented as God’s ministers are symbolized by the seven stars, which He who is the first and the last has under His special care and protection.” Gospel Workers 1915, p. 13.3. The Bride calls out to the Ten Virgins who are asleep to Rise Shine for thy LIGHT, Christ is come! The Bridegroom is here! Get up, let’s go! The slumbering 10 virgins wake up and jump to their feet. The five wise virgins trim their lamps and JOIN the wedding procession that is already in progress. The 5 foolish virgins who did not bring extra oil with them, beg the wise for some of theirs, but they don’t have enough to share. They suggest the 5 foolish go buy some from the merchant. They come back, only to receive an unexpected denial. The Bridegroom Christ, tells them to depart for he does not know them. When the Loud Cry goes forth in greater power (character) the loud cry is this time frame, at 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, 216.1.

“And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully.” Last Day Events, p. 143.1

This is the gospel feast.

“Pentecost brought them the heavenly illumination. The truths they could not understand while Christ was with them were now unfolded. 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}  IT’S THE SONG OF THEIR EXPERIENCE THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN LEARN! THE LIVING REALITY OF CHRIST helping them moment by moment to overcome their trials. This is why the five wise virgins could not share their oil with the five foolish virgins. It was too late to buy more oil=repent. This is THE SONG that no one else could learn! The Song of their EXPERIENCE! Revelation 14:3. This SONG is also known as the LOUD CRY. This song is learned by the 144,000 elect of God from March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016 or before because it is cut short in righteousness according to Revelation 13:5. The TIME TO GET READY IS NOW. BEFORE IT’S forever too late and the door of the ark or probation is closed on September 19, 2016 for the whole world. Remember, probation closes for the house of God at the time the Sunday law is put into effect. “When the storm of persecution really breaks upon us, . . . then will the message of the third angel swell to a loud cry, and the whole earth will be lightened with the glory of the Lord.”–6T 401 (1900). Because you have to experience Christ’s help before you can tell of His help! The latter rain IS testing perfecting messages (like the truth about God and His Son Tritheism/Trinity/Allah, many false intellectual concepts of God and His Son)- coming out of all 501c3 churches etc) .

“To believe on Christ is to receive Christ; not to assent to a creed (a mere theory of the Truth), but to accept a Life ! . . .

Marvel not that I say unto you, Ye must be born (begotten) again !”   John 3:7

To all who sincerely pray the prayer, “Create in me a clean heart,” (Psalm 51:10), the reply comes, “Believe ye that I Am able to do this? according to your faith be it unto you . . . !” Matt. 9:28-29.

“To believe on Christ is to receive Christ; not to assent to a creed, but to accept a Life; not to strive for the maintenance of certain outward forms, but to become “partakers of the Divine nature.” II Peter 1:4. SELECT SPECIFIC BIBLE VERSE PROMISES OUT OF THE BIBLE FOR YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES! CLAIM THEM AS YOUR VERY OWN PROMISE FROM GOD HIMSELF! Appropriate these specific Bible promises as your own legacy, your own claim to the throne of God through Christ’s blood covenant promise!

Christ (G5547) = the Anointed One, the Anointing, to consecrate, to smear with oil

And this is the Promise that He hath promised us, even Eternal Life . . . . and this Life is in His Son !”   I John 2:25 & 5:11

For the Anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you (ref: John 14:17-20) . . . and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same Anointing teacheth you of all things, and is Truth (Verity – John 14:6), and is no lie. For even as It hath taught you, so shall ye abide in Him . . . !”   II John 2:27 & John 15:7

Creeds and forms cannot save people from their sins. Terrible is the catalogue of the sins of those “having a form of godliness (god-likeness), but denying the power thereof.” II Timothy 3:1-5.

A new Life must be imparted before man can “live unto God.” For Jesus verily said, “Except a man be born from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:3. “For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.” Galatians 6:15. This experience depends upon the faith which each one exercises for himself, and “it is of faith, that it might be by grace.*” Rom. 4:16.

To all who sincerely pray the prayer, “Create in me a clean heart,” (Psalm 51:10), the reply comes, “Believe ye that I Am able to do this? . . . According to your faith be it unto you.”     Matt. 9:28-29.

And Jesus said unto the centurion . . . . Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour !” Matt. 8:13

“And this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith !” I John 5:4.   But faith for victory is the “faith which worketh by love.” Galatians 5: 6. “For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments, and His commandments are not grievous !” I John 5:1-3

Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” Rom. 3:31. “For the law of the Spirit of (and) Life in Christ Jesus, hath made me free from the law of sin and death (in Adam). For what the Law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh . . . . God sending His Own Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh, and (in exchange) for sin, condemned sin in the flesh. So that the righteousness of the Law might be filled full in us, who walk (and live) not by the flesh, but by the Spirit . . . !” Romans 8:2-4

Note:    Our Saviour’s  Own Words . . . . “If ye love Me, keep My Commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another (more, even greater) Comforter . . . so that He (the Father) may abide with you for ever !”   John 14:15-16

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid . . . . Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you.   If ye loved Me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto The Father: for My Father is greater than I !” John 14:27-28

For ye are the temple of the Living God . . . as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God (Elohim – Mighty One), and they shall be My people . . . . And I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the LORD Almighty !”   II Corinthians 6:16-18

This is the victory which overcometh the world, even our Christ made present with all His glorious power by faith;” but this is the Christ in Whose heart is the law of God; Who said of Himself, “I have kept My Father’s Commandments”  (John 15:10) . . . “For He that sent Me is with Me: the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things (by faith in His Word) that please Him !” (John 8:29).

And this is He, Who was and is the Law of God in Life, so that when the prayer, “that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith” (Eph. 3:17), is answered, the Law in Christ is “written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the Living God; not in tables of stone, but in the fleshy tables of the heart.” II Corinthians. 3:3.

And thus do we establish the Law. Where there is not only belief in God’s Word, but a submission of the will to Him . . . “receive with meekness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your souls. And be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves !” (James 1:21-22). —where the heart is yielded to Him, the affections fixed upon Him,there is faith, faith that works by love and purifies the soul !” - Taken from a message given at the 1895 Armadale Campmeetings, “The Law in Christ; Or, the Relation Between the Law and the Gospel,”   Also printed in: The Bible Echo, April 20 & 27, May 4, 11, 18, & 25, June 1, 1896

“The foolish virgins do not represent those who are hypocritical. They had a regard for truth, they advocated the truth, they were intending to go forth to meet the bridegroom. They are attached to those who believe the truth, and go with themHAVING LAMPS, WHICH REPRESENT A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. When there was a revival in the church, their feelings were stirred; but they failed to have oil (Jesus character) in their vessels, because they did not bring the principles of godliness into their daily life and character. They did not fall upon the rock Christ Jesus, and permit their old nature to be broken up. This class is represented also by the stony-ground hearers. Christ said: “Behold, a sower went forth to sow; and when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside; and the fowls came and devoured them up; some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth; and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth.” Jesus explains these stony-ground hearers, and says, “But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for awhile; for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.”

Jesus was the light of the world; and he says, “He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Then it is our privilege to walk in the sunshine of his presence, and to weave into the characters we are forming the golden threads of cheerfulness, gratitude, forbearance, and love. We may thus show the power of divine grace, and reflect light from Heaven amid all the frets and irritations that come to us day by day.” RH November 24, 1885, par. 7

This RIFT or division started in 1888 and “is developing and increasing and waxing stronger, and will continue to do so until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shoutThere must not be any languishing of soul now.” (E.G. White,Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, p. 57).

NOW is the time to prepare. The seal of God will NEVER be placed upon the forehead of an impure man or woman. It will NEVER be placed upon the forehead of the ambitious, world-loving man or woman. It will NEVER be placed upon the forehead of men or women of false tongues or deceitful hearts. All who RECEIVE THE SEAL must be without spot before God,– candidates for heaven. Search the Scriptures for yourselves, that you may understand the fearful solemnity of the PRESENT HOUR. {CET 191.2}

“When probation ends, it will come suddenly, unexpectedly–at a time when we are least expecting it.  But we can have a clean record in heaven today, and know that God accepts us” (7BC 989).

“Most STARTLING messages will be borne by men of God’s appointment, messages of a character to WARN the people, to AROUSE them. And while some will be PROVOKED by the warning, and led to RESIST LIGHT AND EVIDENCE, we are to see from THIS that we ARE giving the TESTING MESSAGE FOR THIS TIME. Messages will be given OUT OF THE USUAL ORDER.” –{Testimonies,Vol. 9, p. 136}.

“The gospel of Christ is the law exemplified in character.” Selected Messages Book 2, p. 108.2

At a time when Israel was in national apostasy and when the knowledge of the true God was almost destroyed, Elijah was called of God to bring a message of restoration to God’s people. The apostasy is worse today than then, because we as Adventists have had greater light and more privileges than did the Israelites. We are accountable to God for what we COULD have been had we lived up to the light given to us in 1844 and kept advancing daily in Godly character which is Divine Power!

What are the Three Angels Messages? What is the FOURTH angel’s message? Do you KNOW? “The first, second, and third angels’ messages are to be REPEATED.” RH October 31, 1899, par. 5 with the “ADDITIONAL mention of the corruptions” that have been entering the SDA churches since 1844 as the fourth angel that joins with the third angel’s message that is again REPEATED now as they were given in 1844 time frame.

“This scripture points forward to a time when the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel of Revelation 14, is to be REPEATED, with the ADDITIONAL mention of the corruptions which have been entering the various organizations (churches) that constitute Babylon (all churches who have adopted false doctrines – all 501c3 churches), since that message was first given, in the summer of 1844.” The Great Controversy 1888, p. 603.2
“In this scripture the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel, [Revelation 14:8.] is repeated, with the additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844.”The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 421.2 (1844 = SDA churches because this is the one church that claimed to be pure, the other churches did not claim to keep the Sabbath or worship the true God…See this page for how the reorganized officially on Feb 20, 1936 and again on January 6, 1950 is promoting SUNDAY WORSHIP: https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/sundayworshipsda “The Lord has a controversy with his professed people in these last days. In this controversy men in responsible positions will take a course directly opposite to that pursued by Nehemiah. They will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but they will try to keep it from others by burying it beneath the rubbish of custom and tradition. In (SDA) churches and in large gatherings in the open air, (SDA) ministers, will urge upon the people the necessity of keeping the first day of the week.” E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 1, p. 405, col. 3. See the proof where men in responsible positions in the SDA church have been doing this for YEARS with the BLESSING of the General Conference leadership:
https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/sundayworshipsda
“Sins exist in the church that God hates, but they are scarcely touched for fear of making enemies.  Opposition has risen in the church to the plain testimony. Some will not bear it.  They wish smooth things spoken unto them.  And if the wrongs of individuals are touched, they complain of severity, and sympathize with those in the wrong.” SG Vole 2 283.   “God calls for men of decided fidelity.  He has no use in an emergency for two-sided men.  He wants man who will lay their hand upon a wrong work and say, ‘This is not according to the will of God.'” 2SM 152,153.
“Well would it be for the church and the world if the principles that actuated those steadfast souls were revived in the hearts of God’s professed people. There is an alarming indifference in regard to the doctrines which are the pillars of the Christian faith. The opinion is gaining ground, that, after all, these are not of vital importance. This degeneracy is strengthening the hands of the agents of Satan, so that false theories and fatal delusions which the faithful in ages past imperiled their lives to resist and expose, are now regarded with favor by thousands who claim to be followers of Christ.” {GC88 45.3}

The prophet Isaiah in 800 B.C. saw the end-time saints revival as a wedding party. While many will fall away the end-time saints will embrace the grand adventure and the divine romance. 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 in Heaven for 1000 years! Psalm 68:24 “Your PROCESSION, God, has come into view, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.” Psalm 77:13 KJV “Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?Song of Solomon 6:10 “Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession?” “God’s ministers are symbolized by the seven stars, which He who is the first and the last has under His special care and protection.” Gospel Workers 1915, p. 13.3

Jeremiah 2:2 “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: “This is what the LORD says: “‘I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown.) 

Exodus 15:17 “You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which you have made for you to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O LORD, which your hands have established.”

Psalm 80:8
You transplanted a vine from Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.

Psalm 80:15
the root your right hand has planted, the son you have raised up for yourself.

Psalm 114:2
Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.

Psalm 132:13
For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,

Psalm 132:14
“This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.

Jeremiah 2:21
I had planted you like a choice vine of sound and reliable stock. How then did you turn against me into a corrupt, wild vine?

Scripture presents this close relationship between the Lamb and His bride by asking, “Who is THIS coming up from the wilderness (obscurity/little known), leaning upon her beloved?”  (Song of Solomon 8:5) The 144,000 are the bride of Christ because they have surrendered their will to His; they have trusted all of the promises.  They have become strong in His strength; His righteousness is theirs.

Like the 12 apostles at the Pentecost, the Bride/144,000 and the GUESTS at the Loud Cry have 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 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 endtime 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

THE BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM CALL TO THE TEN VIRGINS in the SDA churches TO WAKE UP. COME! says the Spirit and the Bride. Matthew 25:6: ”

“A new life is coming from heaven and taking possession of all God’s people. But divisions will come in the church. Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest.  {2SM 113.3} The 144,000 give the harvest message. The harvest message is the straight truth. It causes people to accept or reject the truth and take action for error or truth. The five wise virgins separate from the foolish virgins and join the procession that is on its way to the most Holy place with Christ. These wise virgins claim Christ’s blood, His victory as their very own victory (DA p. 123) We follow Christ wherever He goes (Rev 14:4). Christ and the 144,000 say “Come”. Come out of all churches and follow Christ alone. Rev 18:4. Matthew 25:6 “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him (Christ).” This is the LAST WARNING message given to a dying world by a multitude of voices sounding everywhere.

“The work will grow deeper and become more earnest to the very close of time. And all who are laborers together with God will contend most earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. They will not be turned from the present message, which is already lightening the earth with its glory. Nothing is worth contending for but the glory of God. The only rock that will stand is the Rock of Ages. The truth as it is in Jesus is the refuge in these days of error. . . . ” {2SM 114.1}

Revelation 12:14 “The woman (God’s church those who obey all ten commandments and have the faith of Jesus) was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness (obscure – little known to the Catholics), where she would be taken care of (nourished/fed with truth) for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s (devils) reach.” This is because the 144,000, the Bride of Christ are veiled with His Righteousness, the TRUTH about Him, and claim His VICTORY as their very own moment by moment. The LOUD CRY (fervent zeal to tell how Jesus had helped them overcome – the song of their experience, no person can give to another his own mold of character, the song no one else could learn, Revelation 14:3. The oil the foolish virgins lacked could not be bought –like Esau sought the birthright blessing with tears, he could not get it back, so those who sold their historical SDA doctrines for a pot of porriage they could not get it back. Hebrews 12:17 – Character is revealed by a crisis. We should educate and train ourselves, hour by hour and day by day, by careful discipline, to perform every duty. We should become acquainted with God and with Jesus Christ whom he has sent.) brought them the heavenly illumination. The truths they could not understand while Christ was with them were now unfolded. 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.

Pentecost was the first Loud Cry. The early rain is the same experience as the latter rain. Learning the Song that the 144,000 sing. The 12 apostles who received the Pentecost (fervent zeal they shared the SONG of their experience in KNOWING Christ) is the same as the 12,000 who receive the Loud Cry fervent zeal they shared the SONG of their experience in KNOWING Christ = overcoming sin through the RIGHTEOUSNESS (TRUTH) OF CHRIST.

Since the mission of the pioneers of Adventism was to give the three angels messages with the addition of the fourth angel’s message in the last days of this earth’s history, how many people even KNOW what these messages are today? This is CRITICAL information for your salvation!

Found this quote on: “We (futureforamerica.org) have shown that the first angel’s message arrived
in 1798 at the time of the end, the second angel
arrived on April 19, 1844, and that the third angel
on October 22, 1844. She identifies directly that all
of these messages are to be repeated.”

The messages given by three angels in Revelation 14:6–12:

First angel’s Message: Fear God for the hour of His Judgement is come. WORSHIP GOD ONLY.

Second Angel’s Message: 

“When the ten virgins went forth to meet the bridegroom (in 1844 and again repeated after the tarrying time in these last days of earths history 2014), their lamps were trimmed and burning. Apparently there was no difference between the five who were wise and the five who were foolish. To outward appearance all were prepared, robed in white, and carrying their lighted lamps. But only five of these virgins were wise. These anticipated delay, and filled their flagons with oil, ready for any emergency. Five of the number had not this foresight; they made no provision for disappointment or delay.

All the virgins are watching for the bridegroom. Hour after hour passes, and they are still anxiously looking for his appearing. But at last the weary, watching ones fall asleep. And at midnight, the very darkest hour, when their lamps are most needed, the cry is heard, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

“Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from
heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to sound
everywhere, Come out of her, my people, that ye
be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive
not of her plagues; for her sins have reached unto
heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
This message seemed to be an addition to the third
message, and joined it, as the midnight cry joined
the second angel’s message in 1844. The glory
of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints,
and they fearlessly gave the last solemn warning,
proclaiming the fall of Babylon, and calling upon
God’s people to come out of her; that they might
escape her fearful doom.” Spiritual Gifts, volume 1,
195.
The Midnight Cry joined the second angel’s message
on August 15, 1844. The Bible teaches that what
God has joined together is not to be separated.
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one
flesh. What therefore God hath joined
together, let not man put asunder. Matthew
19:6, Mark 10:9.
The Midnight Cry is the waymark that identifies
when the second angel’s message was empowered.
“This was the midnight cry, which was to
give power to the second angel’s message.
Angels were sent from heaven to arouse the
discouraged saints and prepare them for the
great work before them. The most talented
men were not the first to receive this message.
Angels were sent to the humble, devoted ones,
and constrained them to raise the cry, ‘Behold,
the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet
Him!’” Early Writings, 238.
Therefore, the Midnight Cry was part of the message
of the second angel, which had arrived in history at
the first disappointment on April 19, 1844.

“Another mighty angel was commissioned
to descend to earth. Jesus placed in his hand
a writing, and as he came to earth, he cried,
Babylon is fallen! is fallen! Then I saw the
disappointed ones again look cheerful, and
raise their eyes to heaven, looking with faith
and hope for their Lord’s appearing. But
many seemed to remain in a stupid state, as if
asleep; yet I could see the trace of deep sorrow
upon their countenances. The disappointed
ones saw from the Bible that they were in the
tarrying time, and that they must patiently
wait the fulfillment of the vision. The same
evidence which led them to look for their
Lord in 1843, led them to expect him in
1844.” Spiritual Gifts, volume 1, 153.
The history of April 19, 1844 through October
22, 1844 represents the history of the second
angel, while the Midnight Cry is the waymark
that identifies when the power came to the second
message. Therefore, the light of the Midnight Cry
must include the light from the history of the second
angel. But, just as we cannot separate the Midnight
Cry from the second angel, we can no more separate
the first or third angel from the second.
“The first and second messages were given
in 1843 and 1844, and we are now under the
proclamation of the third; but all three of the
messages are still to be proclaimed. It is just
as essential now as ever before that they shall
be repeated to those who are seeking for the
truth. By pen and voice we are to sound the
proclamation, showing their order, and the
application of the prophecies that bring us
to the third angel’s message. There cannot
be a third without the first and second.
These messages we are to give to the world in
publications, in discourses, showing in the line
of prophetic history the things that have been
and the things that will be.” Selected Messages,
book 2, 104–105.
All three message are linked together and they
cannot be separated from one another.
“The first, second, and third angels’ messages
are all linked together.” Selected Messages,
book 2, 118.
Therefore, the light of the Midnight Cry that shone
all along the pathway to heaven is the light of all
three messages. The first angel’s message arrived in
history at the time of the end.
“Daniel stood in his lot to bear his testimony
which was sealed until the time of the end,
when the first angel’s message should be
proclaimed to our world.” Testimonies to
Ministers, 115.
The time of the end, which is when the first angel’s
message arrived, was 1798.
“But at the time of the end, says the prophet,
“Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge
shall be increased.’ Daniel 12:4. . . . Since
1798 the book of Daniel has been unsealed,
knowledge of the prophecies has increased,
and many have proclaimed the solemn message
of the judgment near.” The Great Controversy,
356.
We cannot separate what God hath joined together,
and all three of the messages are linked together. We
have no right to change the location of the messages.
“The proclamation of the first, second, and
third angels’ messages has been located by the
word of Inspiration. Not a peg or pin is to be
removed. No human authority has any more
right to change the location of these messages
than to substitute the New Testament for the
Old.” Counsels to Writers and Editors, 26–27.
The first message arrived at the time of the end in
1798, and the second angel arrived on April 19,
1844, and the third angel arrived on October 22,
1844.

“As the ministration of Jesus closed in the
holy place, and He passed into the holiest,
and stood before the ark containing the law
of God, He sent another mighty angel with
a third message to the world. A parchment
was placed in the angel’s hand, and as he
descended to the earth in power and majesty,
he proclaimed a fearful warning, with the most
terrible threatening ever borne to man.” Early
Writings, 254.
Since (1) there cannot be a third message without a
first or a second; (2) we cannot separate what God
hath joined together; (3) all three messages have
been located in history, and (4) we have no right
to change the location of these messages, then the
history of the Millerites from 1798 through 1844 is
represented by the light of the Midnight Cry. It is
the Millerite history that is set up at the beginning
of the path to heaven. To reject that history is to fall
off the path to the dark and wicked world below.
Yet there are many ways to reject the light of the
Midnight Cry, and the most sinister way is the
rejection that is accomplished by those who actually
profess to believe in and uphold that history.
Those who do this, deny that the history was
“sacred” history. To argue that the history is not
sacred, is to repeat the accusations of those that
opposed the movement in that very history, while
denying the fruits of that history and the power of
the Holy Spirit.
“The fruits of the advent movement, the
spirit of humility and heart searching, of
renouncing of the world and reformation of
life, which had attended the work, testified
that it was of God. They dared not deny that
the power of the Holy Spirit had witnessed
to the preaching of the second advent, and
they could detect no error in their reckoning
of the prophetic periods. The ablest of their
opponents had not succeeded in overthrowing
their system of prophetic interpretation. They
could not consent, without Bible evidence,
to renounce positions which had been
reached through earnest, prayerful study of
the Scriptures, by minds enlightened by the
Spirit of God and hearts burning with its
living power; positions which had withstood
the most searching criticisms and the most
bitter opposition of popular religious teachers
and worldly-wise men, and which had stood
firm against the combined forces of learning
and eloquence, and the taunts and revilings
alike of the honorable and the base.” The Great
Controversy, 405.
The advent movement possessed the identical fruits
of every genuine reformation of sacred history,
and those fruits testified that the movement was of
God. There could be no denial that the Holy Spirit
empowered the work that took place in that period
of time. Within the book The Great Controversy
alone there are several passages that uphold the
sacredness of the history of the Millerites from 1798
through 1844:
“That this admonition is addressed to the
church in the last days is evident from the words
pointing to the nearness of the Lord’s coming:
‘For yet a little while, and He that shall come
will come and will not tarry.’ And it is plainly
implied that there would be a seeming delay
and that the Lord would appear to tarry. The
instruction here given is especially adapted to
the experience of Adventists at this time. The
people here addressed were in danger of making
shipwreck of faith. They had done the will of
God in following the guidance of His Spirit
and His word; yet they could not understand
His purpose in their past experience, nor
could they discern the pathway before them,
and they were tempted to doubt whether
God had indeed been leading them. At this
time the words were applicable: ‘Now the just
shall live by faith.’ As the bright light of the

‘midnight cry’ had shone upon their pathway,
and they had seen the prophecies unsealed
and the rapidly fulfilling signs telling that the
coming of Christ was near, they had walked,
as it were, by sight. But now, bowed down by
disappointed hopes, they could stand only by
faith in God and in His word. The scoffing
world were saying: ‘You have been deceived.
Give up your faith, and say that the advent
movement was of Satan.’ But God’s word
declared: ‘If any man draw back, My soul shall
have no pleasure in him.’ To renounce their
faith now, and deny the power of the Holy
Spirit which had attended the message,
would be drawing back toward perdition.
They were encouraged to steadfastness by the
words of Paul: ‘Cast not away therefore your
confidence;’ ‘ye have need of patience,’ ‘for
yet a little while, and He that shall come will
come, and will not tarry.’ Their only safe course
was to cherish the light which they had already
received of God, hold fast to His promises,
and continue to search the Scriptures, and
patiently wait and watch to receive further
light.” The Great Controversy, 408.
God was the leader of the movement of 1798
through 1844, and He attended His work.
“But God had led His people in the great
advent movement; His power and glory had
attended the work, and He would not permit
it to end in darkness and disappointment, to be
reproached as a false and fanatical excitement.”
The Great Controversy, 410.
The advent movement was no less sacred than the
deliverance of ancient Israel from Egypt.
“The history of ancient Israel is a striking
illustration of the past experience of the
Adventist body. God led His people in
the advent movement, even as He led the
children of Israel from Egypt. In the great
disappointment their faith was tested as was
that of the Hebrews at the Red Sea.” The Great
Controversy, 457.
The light of the Midnight Cry represents the sacred
history of the Millerites from 1798 through 1844,
and in so doing that history possesses the identical
characteristics of all other sacred histories that are
recorded within God’s inspired record.
“The work of God in the earth presents,
from age to age, a striking similarity in every
great reformation or religious movement. The
principles of God’s dealing with men are ever
the same. The important movements of the
present have their parallel in those of the past,
and the experience of the church in former
ages has lessons of great value for our own
time.” The Great Controversy, 343.
The emphasis that we are identifying with the phrase
“sacred history”, as opposed to simply “history”,
is necessary, due to the fact that it was a history
governed by the direction of the Holy Spirit, and
thus fulfills the criterea of every other sacred history
in God’s inspired record. According to Paul, those
histories illustrate the end of the world.
Now all these things happened unto them
for ensamples: and they are written for our
admonition, upon whom the ends of the
world are come. 1 Corinthians 10:11.
Sister White confirms that Paul’s biblical examples
in 1 Corinthians 10:11 are for the end of the world.
“Each of the ancient prophets spoke less for
their own time than for ours, so that their
prophesying is in force for us. ‘Now all these
things happened unto them for ensamples:
and they are written for our admonition,
upon whom the ends of the world are come.’ 1
Corinthians 10:11. ‘Not unto themselves, but
unto us they did minister the things, which
are now reported unto you by them that have

preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the
angels desire to look into.’ 1 Peter 1:12. . . .
“The Bible has accumulated and bound up together its treasures for this last generation. All
the great events and solemn transactions of Old Testament history have been, and are, repeating
themselves in the church in these last days.” Selected Messages, book 3, 338–339.
Because the “work of God in the earth” demonstrates that His “dealings with men are ever the same” and
that the “movements of the present have their parallel with those of the past” the sacred reform movement of
the Millerites from 1798 to 1844 was also recorded “for” the “admonition” of the “last [fourth] generation.”
The sacred history of the Millerites typifies the last generation of God’s people. How sad it is that there are
now men who profess to endorse and teach the pioneer charts and uphold the Millerite history that are now
suggesting otherwise!
To give lip service to Millerite history, while denying its sacred purpose is to deny the light set up behind the
Advent people of the pathway to heaven. The denial of this light is set forth as a warning to all who would
choose to walk upon that narrow path. Sister White informs us that those that deny the light behind us fall
off into the dark world below. Isaiah provides a second witness to this as he identifies that there will also be
a denial of the light that is in front of the Advent band.
In the first seven verses of Isaiah 30, Isaiah pronounces a “woe” upon those that trust in the shadow of
Egypt, as opposed to trusting in the shadow of the Most High. In the first three verses of chapter thirty-one
he repeats his pronouncement of “woe,” while identifying what is represented by trusting in the shadow of
Egypt.
Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they
are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of
Israel, neither seek the Lord! Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words:
but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity. Now
the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord shall
stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all
shall fail together. Isaiah 31:1–3.
To trust in Egypt is to trust in men, and to trust in horses or the strength of Egypt is to reject the Spirit.
After Isaiah pronounces his woe in the first seven verses of chapter thirty, he then states:
Now go, write it before them in a table,
and note it in a book, that it may be
for the time to come for ever and ever:
That this is a rebellious people, lying
children, children that will not hear the
law of the Lord: Which say to the seers,
See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy
not unto us right things, speak unto us
smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get
you out of the way, turn aside out of the
path, cause the Holy One of Israel to
cease from before us. Isaiah 30:8–11.

Paul informs us that the spirits of the prophets are
subject to the prophets in 1 Corinthians 14:32, and
Sister White identifies that her writings are also in
agreement with the testimony in the Bible.
“The Bible must be your counselor. Study it
and the testimonies God has given; for they
never contradict His Word.
“If the Testimonies speak not according to
the word of God, reject them. Christ and
Belial cannot be united.” Selected Messages,
book 3, 32.
It is evident that the path in Sister White’s first vision
and Isaiah’s path are one and the same. Sister White
warns of those who reject the light of the Midnight
Cry in our past history, and Isaiah identifies those
that turn aside out of the path and desire to have
the Holy One of Israel to cease from “before” them.
Before those in Isaiah’s vision call for the Holy One
to get out of their way, while also turning aside out
of the path, they are identified as liars that say to
the seers and prophets that they do not want the
truth, but smooth and deceitful things. The Advent
people who fall off the path to heaven do so for
either rejecting the light of the sacred history of the
Millerites from 1798 through 1844 as represented
by the Midnight Cry, or because they reject the
light that comes from the Holy One of Israel before
them, waving His glorious right arm over them.
Whether they reject the light behind them or before
them, they are rejecting the light of the Midnight
Cry.
The attribute of Christ when represented as the
Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, or the
Beginning and the Ending, demonstrates that the
light that radiates from His glorious right arm is
the light of the Midnight Cry of our history. I am
aware that there are other understandings of the
light which Christ waves over the Advent people
as they navigate the narrow path, but Christ
always illustrates the end from the beginning. The
following passage is found in Early Writings, but
the original includes the qualifying statement that
the vision she recorded had to do with the “events
commencing with the Midnight Cry.” It is the only
other place in her writings, besides her first vision
where she speaks of Christ “waving” a bright and
glorious light over His Advent people.
“In February, 1845, I had a vision of events
commencing with the Midnight Cry. I saw a
throne and on it sat the Father and the Son. I
gazed on Jesus’ countenance and admired his
lovely person. The Father’s person I could not
behold, for a cloud of glorious light covered
him. I asked Jesus if his Father had a form
like himself. He said he had, but I could
not behold it, for said he if you should once
behold the glory of his person you would cease
to exist. Before the throne I saw the Advent
people, the church, and the world. I saw a
company, bowed down before the throne,
deeply interested, while the most of them
stood up disinterested and careless. Those who
were bowed before the throne would offer
up their prayers and look to Jesus; then he
would look to his Father, and appeared to be
pleading with Him. A light would come from
the Father to the Son, and from the Son to
the praying company. Then I saw an exceeding
bright light come from the Father to the Son,
and from the Son it waved over the people
before the throne. But few would receive
this great light; many came out from under
it and immediately resisted it; others were
careless and did not cherish the light, and it
moved off from them; some cherished it, and
went and bowed down with the little praying
company. This company all received the light,
and rejoiced in it, as their countenances shone
with its glory. And I saw the Father rise from
the throne, and in a flaming Chariot go into
the Holy of Holies, within the veil, and did
sit. There I saw thrones that I had never seen
before. Then Jesus rose up from the throne,
and the most of those who were bowed down

arose with Him; and I did not see one ray of
light pass from Jesus to the careless multitude
after he arose, and they were left in perfect
darkness. Those who rose up when Jesus did,
kept their eyes fixed on Him as He left the
throne and led them out a little way.—Then
He raised His right arm and we heard his
lovely voice saying, ‘Wait here—I am going
to my Father to receive the Kingdom; keep
your garments spotless, and in a little while
I will return from the wedding and receive
you to myself.’ And I saw a cloudy chariot,
with wheels like flaming fire, and Angels were
all around it as it came where Jesus was. He
stepped into the chariot and was borne to the
Holiest where the Father sat. There I beheld
Jesus, as He was standing before the Father, a
great High Priest. On the hem of His garment
was a bell and pomegranate. Then Jesus shew
me the difference between faith and feeling.
And I saw those who rose up with Jesus send
up their faith to Him in the Holiest, and
pray—my Father give us thy Spirit. Then Jesus
would breathe upon them the Holy Ghost. In
the breath was light, power, and much love,
joy and peace. Then I turned to look at the
company who were still bowed before the
throne; they did not know that Jesus had left
it.—Satan appeared to be by the throne, trying
to carry on the work of God; I saw them look
up to the throne and pray, my Father give us thy
Spirit; then Satan would breathe upon them
an unholy influence; in it there was light and
much power, but no sweet love, joy and peace.
Satan’s object was to keep them deceived, and
to draw back and deceive God’s children. I
saw one after another leave the company who
were praying to Jesus in the Holiest, and go
and join those before the throne, and they at
once received the unholy influence of Satan.”
Broadside 1, April 6, 1846.
The history of the Midnight Cry from August 15
to October 22, 1844, was the climax of the sacred
history of the Millerite movement, and it typified
the climax of the final sacred reform movement
when the Midnight Cry experience is repeated.
“There is a world lying in wickedness, in
deception and delusion, in the very shadow of
death,—asleep, asleep. Who are feeling travail
of soul to awaken them? What voice can reach
them? My mind was carried to the future,
when the signal will be given. ‘Behold, the
Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.’
But some will have delayed to obtain the oil
for replenishing their lamps, and too late they
will find that character, which is represented
by the oil, is not transferable.” Review and
Herald, February 11, 1896.
The parable of the ten virgins reaches its conclusion
when the door is closed against the foolish virgins
that did not obtain the oil for their vessels while
probationary time was still available for them to do
so. As the virgins reached the period of time when
the announcement arrived that awakened both the
wise and foolish from their sleeping condition, Sister
White identified that Christ was waving His arm
over the virgins. But one class would not receive the
light, while the other did. Sister White’s first vision
portrays Christ leading the Advent people up the
narrow path and waving His glorious right arm over
them, thus marking that the light of the Midnight
Cry is to be given at the end of Adventism just
as the light of the Midnight Cry was given at the
beginning of Adventism. This fact is consistent with
Christ illustrating the end with the beginning.
Recently a couple of the self-supporting ministries
that have turned against the ministry of Future for
America, and have been arguing against the truth of
the Midnight Cry, have insisted that Sister White
never says, “Millerite history will be repeated to the
very letter.”
They do not believe the Millerite history was
sacred, because if it was sacred, it would possess the

same characteristics of every other sacred reform
movement, and therefore typifies the final reform
movement of the one-hundred and forty-four
thousand.
It is true that Sister White never says, “The Millerite
history will be fulfilled again to the very letter,”
in those very words, but this is as convoluted as
someone that claims the Bible never says we are
not to drink vodka. There is no specific reference to
vodka in the Bible, but the Bible clearly prohibits
the consumption of any alcohol, including vodka.
So too, the Spirit of Prophecy repeatedly teaches
that the Millerite history is to be repeated to the
very letter. We have already provided the passage
where she identified that the Midnight Cry is to be
repeated. She also identifies that the closing of the
door is to be repeated.
“The parable of the ten virgins was given by
Christ Himself, and every specification should
be carefully studied. A time will come when
the door will be shut.” Manuscript Releases,
volume 16, 270.
We have shown that the first angel’s message arrived
in 1798 at the time of the end, the second angel
arrived on April 19, 1844, and that the third angel
on October 22, 1844. She identifies directly that all
of these messages are to be repeated.
“The first, second, and third angels’ messages
are to be repeated.” Review and Herald,
October 31, 1899.
To claim that Sister White never says the Millerite
history is to be repeated to the very letter is
technically correct, but at the same time it is totally
false. The light of the history of the Millerites is
the light represented by the Midnight Cry at the
beginning of Adventism, and the repetition of that
history is the light that Jesus waves over His Advent
people as they approach the Sunday law crisis where
the door closes in the parable. When Christ waves
His glorious right arm, He is identifying when He
breathes His Holy Spirit upon one class of virgins,
while Satan breathes his unholy spirit upon the
other. Sister White repeatedly connects the three
angels with the parable of the ten virgins, while
emphasizing that both the parable and the three
angels are identifying a progressive testing process.
She also locates the repetition of this sacred history
in the history of Revelation 18.
“Many who heard the first and second
angels’ messages thought they would live to
see Christ coming in the clouds of heaven.
Had all who claimed to believe the truth acted
their part as wise virgins, the message would
ere this have been proclaimed to every nation,
kindred, tongue, and people. But five were
wise and five were foolish. The truth should
have been proclaimed by the ten virgins, but
only five had made the provision essential to
join that company who walked in the light
that had come to them. The third angel’s
message was needed. This proclamation was
to be made. Many who went forth to meet the
Bridegroom under the messages of the first
and second angels, refused the third angel’s
message, the last testing message to be given
to the world.
“A similar work will be accomplished when
that other angel, represented in Revelation
18, gives his message. The first, second,
and third angels’ messages will need to be
repeated. The call will be given to the church,
[Revelation 18:2–5 quoted].
“Take each verse of this chapter, and read it
carefully, especially the last two: [verse 23, 24
quoted.]
“The parable of the ten virgins was given by
Christ Himself, and every specification should
be carefully studied. A time will come when
the door will be shut. We are represented either
by the wise or the foolish virgins. We cannot
now distinguish, nor have we authority to say,
who are wise and who foolish. There are those

who hold the truth in unrighteousness, and
these appear outwardly like the wise.
“Said Christ, ‘Every plant, which My
heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be
rooted up. . . . Those things which proceed
out of the mouth come forth from the heart;
and they defile the man. For out of the heart
proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
these are the things which defile a man’
[Matthew 15:13, 18–20].
“It is impossible for men to read the human
heart, for the tares so closely resemble the
wheat. It is not given to human beings to try
to separate them. But the angels of God know
them, for their fruits declare their character.
Have they not been commissioned to
counterwork the work of those who fight
against the truth of God’s word? These
angels will never make a mistake in gathering
the wheat from among the tares.
“‘Beware of false prophets, which come to
you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are
ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their
fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs
of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth
forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth
forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth
evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth
good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth
good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he
that doeth the will of my Father which is in
heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
and in thy name have cast out devils? and in
thy name done many wonderful works? And
then will I profess unto them, I never knew
you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Matthew 7:15–23.
“This is the test. Those who are counted
among the wise virgins will let their light burn
in good works. There are many who will not
remain at the feet of Jesus, and learn of Him.
They have not a knowledge of His ways. Let
none rest in the idea that baptism has saved
them, while they give no evidence that they
are conformed to the image of Christ, while
they cling to their old habits, while they exert
their influence on the side of the world, and
weave their fabric with the threads of worldly
ideas and customs. These have not kept the
oil in the vessels with their lamps. They are
not ready for the Bridegroom. The oil is the
holy grace that is sent from heaven, and there
must be an inward adorning with that grace,
that they may be enabled to stand when He
appeareth.” Manuscript Releases, volume 16,
269–271.
In the previous passage, the sacred history represented
by the Midnight Cry in Sister White’s first vision
is not only presented as repeating in the history
of Revelation 18, but it is set within the context
of a progressive testing process. The history of the
Millerites that is represented by the Midnight Cry
in Sister White’s first vision represents a progressive
testing process. The light that Jesus waves over
the Advent people represents the repetition of the
progressive testing process that is typified in the
Millerite history. We now hear the accusations from
those ministries that profess faith in the pioneer
charts and the doctrines represented thereon, that,
“Future for America considers the entire prophetic
message which they share as a testing message.”
The response to this foolish accusation is that “if”
what we share is true, then it is absolutely a testing
message—for it is nothing less than the advancing
light of the third angel.
The testing process in the previous passage is
associated with the foolish virgins, who are also
“false prophets” “who fight against the truth of

God’s word.” The path the Advent people ascend
represents a progressive testing process which is
accomplished among the wise and foolish virgins.
That path was also a subject of an impressive dream
given to Sister White.
“While at Battle Creek in August, 1868, I
dreamed of being with a large body of people.
A portion of this assembly started out prepared
to journey. We had heavily loaded wagons.
As we journeyed, the road seemed to ascend.
On one side of this road was a deep precipice;
on the other was a high, smooth, white wall,
like the hard finish upon plastered rooms.
“As we journeyed on, the road grew narrower
and steeper. In some places it seemed so very
narrow that we concluded that we could no
longer travel with the loaded wagons. We
then loosed them from the horses, took a
portion of the luggage from the wagons and
placed it upon the horses, and journeyed on
horseback.
“As we progressed, the path still continued
to grow narrow. We were obliged to press close
to the wall, to save ourselves from falling off
the narrow road down the steep precipice. As
we did this, the luggage on the horses pressed
against the wall and caused us to sway toward
the precipice. We feared that we should fall
and be dashed in pieces on the rocks. We
then cut the luggage from the horses, and
it fell over the precipice. We continued on
horseback, greatly fearing, as we came to the
narrower places in the road, that we should
lose our balance and fall. At such times a hand
seemed to take the bridle and guide us over
the perilous way.
“As the path grew more narrow, we decided
that we could no longer go with safety on
horseback, and we left the horses and went
on foot, in single file, one following in the
footsteps of another. At this point small
cords were let down from the top of the pure
white wall; these we eagerly grasped, to aid
us in keeping our balance upon the path. As
we traveled, the cord moved along with us.
The path finally became so narrow that we
concluded that we could travel more safely
without our shoes, so we slipped them from
our feet and went on some distance without
them. Soon it was decided that we could travel
more safely without our stockings; these were
removed, and we journeyed on with bare
feet.
“We then thought of those who had not
accustomed themselves to privations and
hardships. Where were such now? They were
not in the company. At every change some
were left behind, and those only remained
who had accustomed themselves to endure
hardships. The privations of the way only
made these more eager to press on to the end.
“Our danger of falling from the pathway
increased. We pressed close to the white
wall, yet could not place our feet fully upon
the path, for it was too narrow. We then
suspended nearly our whole weight upon the
cords, exclaiming: ‘We have hold from above!
We have hold from above!’ The same words
were uttered by all the company in the narrow
pathway. As we heard the sounds of mirth and
revelry that seemed to come from the abyss
below, we shuddered. We heard the profane
oath, the vulgar jest, and low, vile songs. We
heard the war song and the dance song. We
heard instrumental music and loud laughter,
mingled with cursing and cries of anguish
and bitter wailing, and were more anxious
than ever to keep upon the narrow, difficult
pathway. Much of the time we were compelled
to suspend our whole weight upon the cords,
which increased in size as we progressed.
“I noticed that the beautiful white wall was

stained with blood. It caused a feeling of regret to see the wall thus stained. This feeling, however,
lasted but for a moment, as I soon thought that it was all as it should be. Those who are following
after will know that others have passed the narrow, difficult way before them, and will conclude
that if others were able to pursue their onward course, they can do the same. And as the blood shall
be pressed from their aching feet, they will not faint with discouragement; but, seeing the blood
upon the wall, they will know that others have endured the same pain.
“At length we came to a large chasm, at which our path ended. There was nothing now to
guide the feet, nothing upon which to rest them. Our whole reliance must be upon the cords,
which had increased in size until they were as large as our bodies. Here we were for a time thrown
into perplexity and distress. We inquired in fearful whispers: ‘To what is the cord attached?’ My
husband was just before me. Large drops of sweat
were falling from his brow, the veins in his
neck and temples were increased to
double their usual size, and suppressed,
agonizing groans came from his lips.
The sweat was dropping from my
face, and I felt such anguish as I had
never felt before. A fearful struggle was
before us. Should we fail here, all the
difficulties of our journey had been
experienced for nought.
“Before us, on the other side of the chasm,
was a beautiful field of green grass, about six inches high. I could not see the sun; but bright, soft
beams of light, resembling fine gold and silver, were resting upon this field. Nothing I had seen
upon earth could compare in beauty and glory with this field. But could we succeed in reaching
it? was the anxious inquiry. Should the cord break, we must perish. Again, in whispered anguish,
the words were breathed: ‘What holds the cord?’ For a moment we hesitated to venture. Then
we exclaimed: ‘Our only hope is to trust wholly to the cord. It has been our dependence all the
difficult way. It will not fail us now.’ Still we were hesitating and distressed. The words were then
spoken: ‘God holds the cord. We need not fear.’ These words were then repeated by those behind
us, accompanied with: ‘He will not fail us now. He has brought us thus far in safety.’
“My husband then swung himself over the fearful abyss into the beautiful field beyond. I
immediately followed. And, oh, what a sense of relief and gratitude to God we felt! I heard voices
raised in triumphant praise to God. I was happy, perfectly happy.
“I awoke, and found that from the anxiety I had experienced in passing over the difficult route,
every nerve in my body seemed to be in a tremor. This dream needs no comment. It made such an
impression upon my mind that probably every item in it will be vivid before me while my memory
shall continue.” Testimonies, volume 2, 594–597.
Five changes took place in the journey up the narrow path to the beautiful field, and there were some that
were left behind at every change. There were five tests where some were lost, thereby revealing a company
that was victorious over the five tests, thus marking the distinction between the five wise and the five foolish

virgins.
Over the past couple of years the Lion of the tribe
of Judah has been opening up wonderful truths
associated with the advancing light of the third
angel, yet some that profess to be on the narrow
path that is illuminated with the light of the
Midnight Cry are pronouncing that increasing
light to be darkness. The truths associated with Ezra
7:9 demonstrate that we are now in the shaking
time for God’s people, when everything that can
be shaken will be shaken. The Holy One of Israel
is now waving His glorious right arm above the
virgins of Adventism that are on the narrow path,
and the light that is falling upon the Advent people
is a revelation of those truths associated with the
Midnight Cry. Also, Satan is now breathing his
spirit on those that refuse the breath of Christ.
The opposition against what Future for America
has been presenting during this period of time has
come from several directions, but only a couple
characteristics stand out loud and clear. The first
characteristic of the attacks is that they offer no
biblical presentations demonstrating why what we are
sharing is incorrect. The arguments thrown against
our positions are directed towards the messengers—
not the message. The other characteristic of those
rejecting the teachings we share is the willingness
of those opposing the things we are sharing to
confederate together with one another in spite of
the public evidence of their mutual disagreements
on various other aspects of truth.
The shaking that has taken place over the recent past
has been attributed repeatedly as being produced
because of this ministry’s publication of the monthly
newsletters. Falsehoods have been connected with
these accusations in order to uphold the idea that
the newsletters were the problem for the shaking.
One of those falsehoods that is repeatedly aired is
that I had agreed to be silent about the errors being
publicly presented. The shaking has been clearly
defined by inspiration, and it does not uphold the
claims of those who are charging this ministry with
the responsibility for causing such distress among
those who profess to uphold the pioneer charts
and the truths associated with them. The shaking
is caused not by those who defend the truth, but by
those who introduce error and rise up against the
truth.
“God’s Spirit has illuminated every page of
Holy Writ, but there are those upon whom
it makes little impression, because it is
imperfectly understood. When the shaking
comes, by the introduction of false theories,
these surface readers, anchored nowhere, are
like shifting sand. They slide into any position
to suit the tenor of their feelings of bitterness.”
Testimonies to Minsters, 112.
One voice in particular has repeatedly presented
the ecumenical battle cry that we should unite on
common points of agreement and disregard the
error among us, thus suggesting that our unity is
accomplished by seeking to unite on common
points of agreement (as if this unification is how
the love of God is to be manifested). Those walking
under this deceptive human philosophy infer, and
sometimes directly claim, that to defend against
error is unloving and un-Christlike. Yet we have
been informed that there is to be a shaking among
God’s people. Holding onto error and running
from or fighting against the truth is not an attribute
of God’s love.
“There is to be a shaking among God’s
people; but this is not the present truth to
carry to the churches; it will be the result of
refusing the truth presented.” Manuscript
Releases, volume 3, 33, 34.
That which is causing the shaking among this
movement is not newsletters that defend the
truth—the shaking is produced by those that refuse
to accept the truth. The refusal of the truth that is
presented in opposition to the error that has been
introduced is the rejection of the message to the
Laodicean church, and that rejection is responsible
for the tragic shaking that is currently taking place

among this movement.
“I asked the meaning of the shaking I had
seen, and was shown that it would be caused
by the straight testimony called forth
by the counsel of the True Witness to the
Laodiceans. This will have its effect upon the
heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt
the standard and pour forth the straight truth.
Some will not bear this straight testimony.
They will rise up against it, and this will
cause a shaking among God’s people.
“The testimony of the True Witness has not
been half heeded. The solemn testimony upon
which the destiny of the church hangs has been
lightly esteemed, if not entirely disregarded.
This testimony must work deep repentance,
and all that truly receive it will obey it and be
purified.” Testimonies, volume 1, 182.
For the last two years or so we have heard that the
army in Joel is either Islam or the one-hundred
and forty-four thousand. We have heard that the
day of the Lord began on either October 22, 1844,
or that it began at 9/11. We have heard that those
who are God’s messengers should unite upon the
biblical points where they agree and disregard the
controversial points where they disagree. We have
heard that the Jesuits were correct in their application
of the symbols being literal, and that when Sister
White taught that “prophecy was seen to be a
figurative delineation of events,” she somehow got it
wrong. We have heard that the understanding of the
last six verses of Daniel 11, which was unanimously
understood by everyone associated with this
movement before 2007, is now to be considered too
complex, and therefore unimportant to teach. We
have heard that the understanding of those verses
was incorrect, and that instead, Uriah Smith had it
right. We have heard that Daniel 11:40 was fulfilled
in the assassination attempts against Pope John Paul
II and Ronald Reagan in 1981. We have heard that
the new light of the Midnight Cry is that probation
does not close for Seventh-day Adventists at the
Sunday law, and that the secondary element to that
new Midnight Cry is that we should be drinking
turpentine on a regular basis. We have heard that
unlike the Islam of the first and second woe, the
Islam of the third woe is to bring judgment, not
protection to God’s people in this history. We
have heard that Daniel 11:40–45 has already been
fulfilled. We have heard that to oppose these foolish
ideas is to exercise kingly power and to manifest the
character of the pope. All of these teachings come
from men who record their presentations on DVD’s
and send them out over the internet with the two
pioneer charts behind them as their background in
order to demonstrate that they are among those that
accept those original pioneer truths.
With all this, we have repeatedly heard that Future
for America is un-Christlike for standing against
all these foolish ideas even though inspiration has
warned us that the introduction of error would
begin at the tarrying time of 9/11, and that the
shaking that would then ensue would be the process
where God separates the wise and foolish virgins
from each other.
In our upcoming newsletters, we will begin to
outline the light that is shining from the truths
connected with the Midnight Cry. These truths
are the light that is being waved over the Advent
people right now as they approach the final trials
of the narrow path. We trust the material will be a
blessing for those who wish to understand, but we
know fully well that only the wise will understand.
“I was instructed that fanaticism similar to
that which we were called to meet after the
passing of the time in 1844 would come in
among us again in the closing days of the
message, and that we must meet this evil just
as decidedly now as we met it in our early
experiences.” Review and Herald, January 28,
1909.
The fanaticisms begin when the angels are holding
the four winds.

“We are standing upon the threshold of great
and solemn events. The whole earth is to be
lightened with the glory of the Lord as the
waters cover the channels of the great deep.
Prophecies are being fulfilled, and stormy
times are before us. Old controversies which
have apparently been hushed for a long time
will be revived, and new controversies will
spring up; new and old will commingle, and
this will take place right early. The angels
are holding the four winds, that they shall
not blow, until the specified work of warning is
given to the world; but the storm is gathering,
the clouds are loading, ready to burst upon
the world, and to many it will be as a thief
in the night.” An Appeal to our Ministers and
Conference Committees, 1892, 38.
A man is not a messenger for the Lord, simply
because he claims to be.
“I saw that the quick work that God was
doing on the earth would soon be cut short
in righteousness and that the messengers
must speed swiftly on their way to search out
the scattered flock. An angel said, ‘Are all
messengers?’ Another answered, ‘No, no;
God’s messengers have a message.’
“I saw that the cause of God had been
hindered and dishonored by some traveling
who had no message from God. Such will
have to give an account to God for every dollar
they have used in traveling where it was not
their duty to go, because that money might
have helped on the cause of God; and for
the lack of the spiritual food that might have
been given them by God’s called and chosen
messengers, had they had the means, souls
have starved and died. I saw that those who
have strength to labor with their hands and
help sustain the cause were as accountable
for their strength as others were for their
property.
“The mighty shaking has commenced and
will go on, and all will be shaken out who are
not willing to take a bold and unyielding
stand for the truth and to sacrifice for God
and His cause. The angel said, ‘Think ye that
any will be compelled to sacrifice? No, no. It
must be a freewill offering. It will take all to buy
the field.’ I cried to God to spare His people,
some of whom were fainting and dying. Then
I saw that the judgments of the Almighty were
speedily coming, and I begged of the angel to
speak in his language to the people. Said he,
‘All the thunders and lightnings of Mount
Sinai would not move those who will not
be moved by the plain truths of the Word
of God, neither would an angel’s message
awake them.’” Early Writings, 48–50.
God takes the responsibility for identifying who
His approved messengers are, and he does so by the
introduction of error.
For there must be also heresies among you,
that they which are approved may be made
manifest among you. 1 Corinthians 11:19.
The idea that those who oppose error are the ones
that are causing the problems associated with the
shaking is convoluted and satanic. The associated
idea that it is unloving to oppose error is also
convoluted and satanic.
“The fact that there is no controversy or
agitation among God’s people should not
be regarded as conclusive evidence that they
are holding fast to sound doctrine. There is
reason to fear that they may not be clearly
discriminating between truth and error. When
no new questions are started by investigation of
the Scriptures, when no difference of opinion
arises which will set men to searching the
Bible for themselves to make sure that they
have the truth, there will be many now, as in

ancient times, who will hold to tradition and worship they know not what.
“I have been shown that many who profess to have a knowledge of present truth know not what
they believe. They do not understand the evidences of their faith. They have no just appreciation
of the work for the present time. When the time of trial shall come, there are men now preaching
to others who will find, upon examining the positions they hold, that there are many things for
which they can give no satisfactory reason. Until thus tested they knew not their great ignorance.
And there are many in the church who take it for granted that they understand what they believe;
but, until controversy arises, they do not know their own weakness. When separated from those
of like faith and compelled to stand singly and alone to explain their belief, they will be surprised
to see how confused are their ideas of what they had accepted as truth. Certain it is that there has
been among us a departure from the living God and a turning to men, putting human in place
of divine wisdom.
“God will arouse His people; if other means fail, heresies will come in among them, which will
sift them, separating the chaff from the wheat. The Lord calls upon all who believe His word to
awake out of sleep. Precious light has come, appropriate for this time. It is Bible truth, showing
the perils that are right upon us. This light should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures
and a most critical examination of the positions which we hold. God would have all the bearings
and positions of truth thoroughly and perseveringly searched, with prayer and fasting. Believers
are not to rest in suppositions and ill-defined ideas of what constitutes truth. Their faith must
be firmly founded upon the word of God so that when the testing time shall come and they are
brought before councils to answer for their faith they may be able to give a reason for the hope
that is in them, with meekness and fear.
“Agitate, agitate, agitate. The subjects which we present to the world must be to us a living
reality. It is important that in defending the doctrines which we consider fundamental articles of
faith we should never allow ourselves to employ arguments that are not wholly sound. These may
avail to silence an opposer, but they do not honor the truth. We should present sound arguments,
that will not only silence our opponents, but will bear the closest and most searching scrutiny.
With those who have educated themselves as debaters there is great danger that they will not
handle the word of God with fairness. In meeting an opponent it should be our earnest effort to
present subjects in such a manner as to awaken conviction in his mind, instead of seeking merely
to give confidence to the believer.
“Whatever may be man’s intellectual advancement, let him not for a moment think that there is
no need of thorough and continuous searching of the Scriptures for greater light. As a people we
are called individually to be students of prophecy. We must watch with earnestness that we may
discern any ray of light which God shall present to us. We are to catch the first gleamings of truth;
and through prayerful study clearer light may be obtained, which can be brought before others.”
Testimonies, volume 5, 706–708.

Third Angel’s Message: Come out of all churches. “Many who went forth to meet the Bridegroom under the messages of the first and second angels, refused the third, the last testing message to be given to the world, and a similar position will be taken when the last call is made.” {RH, October 31, 1899 par. 12}

ONLY those who obey the third angel’s message and go out (separate) 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

Rev 14:9-12:  9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

“Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of justification by faith is the third angel’s message, and I have answered, “It is the third angel’s message in verity.” –Ellen White, RH April 1, 1890, par. 8.

We are to come out and hide under the shadow of God’s wings which is Christ. The Bridal Chamber is where we are to hide for 7 days, which are cut short in Righteousness to 3.5 years. March 19, 2013 and 42 months/3.5 years or 1,260 days after is September 19, 2016 which is the little time of trouble, the wilderness procession that is on it’s way to the Most Holy place with Christ’s blood covering us: “What are the chambers in which they are to hide?—They ARE the protection of Christ and holy angels. The people of God are not at this time all in one place. They are in different companies, and in all parts of the earth; and they will be tried singly, not in groups. Every one must stand the test for himself.” –{The Review and Herald, November 19, 1908}.

“Most STARTLING messages will be borne by men of God’s appointment, messages of a character to WARN the people, to AROUSE them. And while some will be PROVOKED by the warning, and led to RESIST LIGHT AND EVIDENCE, we are to see from THIS that we ARE giving the TESTING MESSAGE FOR THIS TIME. Messages will be given OUT OF THE USUAL ORDER.” –{Testimonies,Vol. 9, p. 136}.

“Satan is now using every device in this sealing time to keep the minds of God’s people from the present truth, and to cause them to waver. I saw a COVERING that God was drawing over His people to protect them in the time of trouble; and EVERY SOUL THAT WAS DECIDED ON THE TRUTH, AND WAS PURE IN HEART, WAS TO BE COVERED WITH THE COVERING OF THE ALMIGHTY. Satan knew this, and he was at work in mighty power to keep the minds of as many people as he possibly could wavering and unsettled on the truth…. I saw that Satan was at work … to distract, deceive, and draw away God’s people, just now in this sealing time. I saw some who were not standing stiffly for present truth. Their knees were trembling, and their feet sliding because they were not firmly planted on the truth….”  Sons and Daughters of God, p. 342.2

“Satan was trying his every art to hold them where they were, until the sealing was past, until the covering was drawn over God’s people, and they left without a shelter from the burning wrath of God, in the seven last plagues.”Early Writings, 43, 44. –{Sons and Daughters of God, p. 342.2}

THIS COVERING (those who are decided on truth and have not rejected any truth – the truth about Christ being twice born, once in Heaven and once on earth, completely dying for us and being raised back to life by His Father and God.) THAT IS BEING DRAWN OVER THOSE WHO JOIN THE WILDERNESS BRIDECHAMBER (“Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers.” ISAIAH 26:20.  “obscure”, “little known”) – Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.5) PROCESSION: the covering

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

“I saw that the quick work that God was doing on earth would soon be cut short in righteousness, and that the swift messengers (144,000 faithful men and women) must speed on their way to search out the scattered flock. An angel said, “Are all messengers? No, no, God’s messengers have A MESSAGE.” The Present Truth,  April 1, 1850, (Vol. 1, #9)

“I stated that… there was to be special light for God’s people as they neared the closing scenes of this earth’s history. Another angel (this angel is symbolized as faithful men/144,000/Bride of Christ) was to come from heaven with a message, and the whole earth was to be lightened with his glory. It would be impossible for us to state just how this additional light would come. It might come in a very unexpected manner, in a way that would not agree with the ideas that many have conceived. It is not at all unlikely, or contrary to the ways and works of God, to send light to His people in unexpected ways.” –{Manuscript Releases, volume 13, 334}.

The Trinity Doctrine does away with the Sanctuary and the Atonement, which Ellen White saw GONE in the omega of apostasy. That is WHY we MUST come out and away from all churches…because the LAST movement is the TEN VIRGINS who profess truth, divide, 5 wise GO OUT to meet the Bridegroom and 5 foolish wake up without extra oil (character)

The 144,000 Brides or Apostles of Christ, like the 12 Apostles of Christ, ignites the light of truth (Loud Cry) about Jesus being our righteousness. Christ our Righteousness (Put on Christ) simply means those who want to be saved from eternal death must claim Christ’s own victory and example life, the Soul of His very life, His breath, His strength, His blood sacrifice, here on earth as their very own prize. Consecrate yourself to God in the morning; make this your very first work. “Let your prayer be, “Take me, O 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.” This is a daily matter. Each morning consecrate yourself to God for that day. Surrender all your plans to Him, to be carried out or given up as His providence shall indicate. Thus day by day you may be giving your life into the hands of God, and thus your life will be molded more and more after the life of Christ.”

God the Father of Christ chooses His Son’s Bride from the “common people” for a purpose—to fan the flames of the gospel that would spread across the face of the earth.

The “wedding guests” are represented by the 5 wise virgins who leave the Seventh-day Adventist church and other 501c3 churches and JOIN the wedding procession that is already in progress to the Most Holy place by faith with Christ’s blood covering their sins. “At that day you shall know that I am IN my Father, and you IN me, and I IN you.” John 14:20. Those special wedding guests (children of the Bridal chamber “Shall the Earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children” (Isaiah 66:8). ) like the GUESTS who join the Bridegroom’s procession, already on its way to the gospel feast, (this “procession” or “movement” is already in the wilderness which means: obscure, veiled, covered, in a “raised field” being prepared to soon stand in the sight of a Holy God without our intercessor, Christ. For 3.5 years, the same as the 12 disciples of Christ were fed with truth by Christ, we are being fed truth by Christ Himself for 3.5 years, which is the latter rain and is testing perfecting messages. We are now being nourished and taught by Christ Himself. Christ has taken the reins into His own hands like He did while bringing the Israelites out from Egypt (Exodus from pagan traditions and idol worship). We are right now living – a dual literal fulfillment of Revelation 13:5 similar to the Dark Ages of 538 A.D. to 1798 A.D.

       Pope Francis reigns from March 19, 2013 through September 19, 2016, for 3.5 years, 42 months or 1,260 literal days) at the invitation of the Bridegroom (Christ) and his 144,000 Brides or wise virgins, faithful men and women invite you to join the wilderness procession that is now in progress. By their modesty in apparel, by their Christlike words and actions the Bride was found ready and waiting, with their lamps trimmed and burning. According to the law, dowry or “mohar” the bride-price has already been paid. The highest price ever paid for a Bride.

Never can the cost of our redemption be realized until the redeemed shall stand with the Redeemer before the eternal throne. Then as the glories of the eternal home burst upon our enraptured senses we shall remember that Jesus left all this for us, that He not only became an exile from the heavenly courts, but for us took the risk of failure and eternal loss. Then we shall cast our crowns at His feet, and raise the song, Worthy Is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, and wisdom, and strength, honor’.” {DA 131.2}

The Bride of Christ is set aside as His property after He paid the negotiated bride-price (His death – he purchased her with His blood) until He returns to her Father’s (Lucifer) home (earth) to get her.

The very life blood of the Bridegroom was the agreed upon purchase price of the Bride before the foundation of this world. (Ephesians 1:4, 1 Peter 1:20, Zechariah 6:13, Zechariah 6:13) The Bride is ready and waiting and “veiled” meaning covered by truth – the righteousness of Christ. No one knows who the Bride is until after the consummation (baptism into Christ’s name Acts 2:38) of the bride-price contract in the wedding chambers (the chambers in which we are to hide is the righteousness (truth) of Christ.).

Then Christ brings His Bride out of the wedding chamber (A Jewish bride was usually in the bridal chamber for 7 days = 7 years? Cut short in righteousness? 7 days? Or 3.5 years? While the wedding guests fed the groom and bride – they never left the bridal chamber for 7 days) and unveils her beauty (character=thoughts and feelings) to show her (144,000) to the wedding guests (Christ’s best man, and His closest friends, -children of the bridal chamber- wedding party – Let’s join the wedding party in Heaven! Yeah! “Shall the Earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion (=144,000=Bride of Christ) travailed, she brought forth her children” (Isaiah 66:8).  ). The voice of the Bridegroom and Bride join together in beautiful harmony. The life of Christ was a life charged with a divine message of the love of God, and he longed intensely to impart this love to others in rich measure. Compassion beamed from his countenance, and his conduct was characterized by grace and humility, love and truth. Every member of his church militant must manifest the same qualities, if he would join the church triumphant. It is to be the harvest message. The trumpet is to give a certain sound. “Are all messengers? No, no, God’s messengers have A MESSAGE.” The Present Truth,  April 1, 1850, (Vol. 1, #9) The Bride the 144,000 have a message! “It may be falling on hearts all around us, but we shall not discern or receive it.” –{TM 507}. Now isn’t that a scary thought that we might not discern or receive it??? “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus.” Acts 3:19, 20. 20 “The work will be similar to that of the Day of Pentecost.” –{ The Great Controversy 1888, p. 611.1}. “The measure of the Holy Spirit we receive will be proportioned to the measure of our desire and the faith exercised for it, and the use we shall make of the light and knowledge (perfecting testing messages) that shall be given to us.”—{RH May 5, 1896}.

“We must watch with earnestness that we may discern any ray of light which God shall present to us. We are to catch the first gleamings of truth; and through prayerful study, clearer light may be obtained, which can be brought before others.” –{Gospel Workers, pp. 297-300} (1915.)

“It was by the confession and forsaking of sin, by earnest prayer and consecration of themselves to God, that the early disciples prepared for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. The same work, only in greater degree, must be done now. Then the human agent had only to ask for the blessing, and wait for the Lord to perfect the work concerning him. It is God who began the work, and He will finish His work, making man complete in Jesus Christ. But there must be no neglect of the grace represented by the former rain. Only those who are living up to the light they have will receive greater light. Unless we are daily advancing in the exemplification of the active Christian virtues, we shall not recognize the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain. It may be falling on hearts all around us, but we shall not discern or receive it.” –{TM 507}

“Preparation required. I saw that many were neglecting the preparation so needful and were looking to the time of “refreshing”and the “latter rain” to fit them to stand in the day of the Lord and to live in His sight. Oh, how many I saw in the time of trouble without a shelter! They had neglected the needful preparation; therefore they could not receive the refreshing that all must have to fit them to live in the sight of a holy God.” –{EW 71}

“I was shown that if God’s people make no efforts on their part, but wait for the refreshing to come upon them and remove their wrongs and correct their errors; if they depend upon that to cleanse them from filthiness of the flesh and spirit, and fit them to engage in the loud cry of the third angel, they will be found wanting. The refreshing or power of God comes only on those who have prepared themselves for it by doing the work which God bids them, namely, cleansing themselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness (being in agreement with God) in the fear of God.” –{1T 619}

The Bride 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 Bride joins the Bridegrooms procession with its guests who include the Bridegroom’s best man and His closest friends. The Bridegroom’s presence and character gives power to the loud Cry voice of the third angel (144,000-the Bride of Christ), and prepares the saints to stand in the period when the seven last plagues shall be poured out. The Bride and guests looks careworn, as if they had passed through severe trials and conflicts.

“I saw that the quick work that God was doing on earth would soon be cut short in righteousness, and that the swift messengers (Bride/144,000/ faithful men and women) must speed on their way to search out the scattered flock. An angel said, “Are all messengers? No, no, God’s messengers have A MESSAGE.” –{The Present Truth, April 1, 1850, (Vol. 1, #9)}

What are the bridal chambers in which we are to hide during the wilderness procession movement? Christ’s Righteousness! Which is the truth about God and His Son! The truth about God and His Son is the very foundation of all the other doctrines! If we don’t have that one right, we won’t be building on the solid rock! See Daniel 2:45! Christ is the chief cornerstone! We must claim the blood of Christ as our very own covering for our sins.

Fourth Angel’s Message:

The midnight cry, was to prepare them to enter with Jesus by faith into the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary. And at midnight, the very darkest hour, when their lamps are most needed, the cry is heard, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye OUT to meet him.”

“And by rejecting the two former messages, they have so darkened their understanding that they can see no light in the third angel’s message, which shows the way into the most holy place. And by rejecting the two former messages, they have so darkened their understanding that they can see no light in the third angel’s message, which SHOWS the way into the most holy place.” Early Writings, p. 260.1

At the call, the sleeping eyes are opened, and every one is aroused. They see the procession they are to join moving on, bright with torches and glad with music. They hear the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. The five wise virgins trim their lamps, and go forth to meet the bridegroom. The virgins who professed truth are SEPARATED by the HARVEST message – This message is the LAST warning call to the Laodiceans/foolish virgins to come OUT of the SDA church and JOIN the wedding party that is on it’s way to the gospel feast. The wedding party wilderness (obscure) procession into the Most Holy Place with Christ by faith = is the reality of obeying the third angels message to come out of ALL 501c3 churches (SDA included-because they are the ones who HAD great light given to them and have rejected it – like Queen Vashti refused to show her beauty when the King wanted her to, SDA’s have refused to show the beauty of the truths given to them in 1844-1894 when the King wanted them to do it) and join trim their lamps by repeating the historical doctrines of the SDA pioneers truths, and KNOW God and His Son (John 17:3/Jer 9:24) – they KNOW Christ and claim His victory, His Mind, His Faith, His Body, His Actions, His thoughts, His Words, His Soul, His Breath, His Divine Power=His Godly Character as our very own.

(Psalm 68:24 “Your PROCESSION, God, has come into view, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.”

Psalm 77:13 KJV “Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?” Jeremiah 2:2 “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: “This is what the LORD says: “‘I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown.) already on its way to the gospel feast, (this “procession” or “movement” is already in the wilderness (little time of trouble 3/19/13 to 9/19/16 = see Rev 13:5 Pope Francis being 8th )  means: obscure, veiled, covered, in a “raised field” being prepared to soon stand in the sight of a Holy God without our intercessor, Christ.

Song of Solomon 6:10 “Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession?” IT’s THE 144,000 and their messages! It is the Bride of Christ! Hosea 2:16 “In that day,” declares the LORD, “you will call me ‘my husband‘; you will no longer call me ‘my master.’ The consummation of the marriage to Christ by being baptized into His name is feeding upon the Promises of the Bible, finding specific verses that apply to your situation and claiming them by faith as your very own sitting at the feet of Jesus time, like Mary. Claim Jer 33:3 everyday and see your ideas become like Christ’s own thoughts! 

Scripture presents this close relationship between the Lamb and His bride by asking,

“Who is this coming up from the wilderness (obscurity/little known), leaning upon her beloved?”  (Song of Solomon 8:5)

The 144,000 Coming up from the wilderness where they have been fed truth by Christ Himself  ready to give the LOUD CRY IN GREAT POWER! Just before the 7 last plagues start to fall. March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016 is the 3.5 years of the little time of trouble – which may be cut short in Righteousness? Matthew 24:22 “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” and Romans 9:28 “For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.”
“The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.”—Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, p. 11.
The 144,000 are the bride of Christ because they have surrendered their will to His; they have trusted all of the promises.  They have become strong in His strength; His righteousness is theirs.
The voice of the Heavenly Bridegroom falls lovingly on the ears of the bride:
“You are all fair, my love, and there is no spot in you.”  (Song of Solomon 4:7)

Song of Solomon 7:10 “I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me.”

Surrender to the Saviour today.  Follow Him today, tomorrow . . . and forever.
The little time of trouble, the time when the 5 virgins join the wilderness procession that has been in progress who are fed and nourished with truth for 3.5 years (3/19/16 to 9/19/16 according to Rev 13:5) this is cut short in Righteousness…”The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.”—Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, p. 11.

Bride of Christ=144,000 = the Spirit and the Bride say “COME” Come OUT OF ALL CHURCHES! THIS CALL IS TO THE GUESTS WHO ARE THE 5 wise virgins who join the wedding party procession on its way into the Most Holy Place with Christ’s covering of His Righteousness: “God’s ministers are symbolized by the seven stars, which He who is the first and the last has under His special care and protection.” Gospel Workers 1915, p. 13.3

“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 LOUD CRY swells until it fills the whole earth (like the stone cut out without hands in Daniel 2 that smites the feet of the image with the truth given in 1844-1894) = it is the SONG of their experience – the song of the experience of having learned to lean heavily upon their beloved husband Jesus Christ. Of their selves – they can do nothing. Only through Christ can they obey. Here is a booklet that is a work in progress of quotes I’ve put together showing this in more detail: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2neZhb9OpYNUHIyTG84eFBFanc/view?usp=sharing

 Who are the stars? The Bible tells us in Rev 1:20: “The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches.”

Between Rev 4 and 8, we don’t see another set of seven angels mentioned until 8:2 “And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.”

“As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars ARE the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands ARE the seven churches.”

“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.

An angel said, “Are all messengers? No, no, God’s messengers have A MESSAGE.” The Present Truth,  April 1, 1850, (Vol. 1, #9)

Notice that the letters written to the seven churches begin with:

Rev 2:1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:”
Rev 2:8 “To the angel of the church in Smyrna write:”
Rev 2:12 “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write:”
Rev 2:18 “To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:”
Rev 3:1 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write:”
Rev 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:”
Rev 3:14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:”

The seven churches (lampstands) make up the perfected Church (the glorified Menorah before the Throne = Zion), who is the Wife, the Bride of Christ, the 144,000 who are chosen as the 12 apostles were from among the common people from 1844 until the close of probation for the world.

This third angel’s message is: God’s people are to COME OUT (Rev 18:4) or GO OUT (Matthew 25:6) of ALL churches/false doctrines and JOIN the wilderness procession that the 5 wise virgins woke up, trimmed their lamps and JOINED as the procession was going by glad with

“Many look with horror at the course of the Jews in rejecting and crucifying Christ; and as they read the history of His shameful abuse, they think they love Him, and would not have denied Him as did Peter, or crucified Him as did the Jews. But God who reads the hearts of all, has brought to the test that love for Jesus which they professed to feel. All heaven watched with the deepest interest the reception of the first angel’s message. But many who professed to love Jesus, and who shed tears as they read the story of the cross, derided the good news of His coming. Instead of receiving the message with gladness, they declared it to be a delusion. They hated those who loved His appearing and shut them out of the churches. Those who rejected the first message could not be benefited by the second; neither were they benefited by the midnight cry, which was to prepare them to enter with Jesus by faith into the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary. And by rejecting the two former messages, they have so darkened their understanding that they can see no light in the third angel’s message, which shows the way into the most holy place. I saw that as the Jews crucified Jesus, so the nominal churches had crucified these messages, and therefore they have no knowledge of the way into the most holy, and they cannot be benefited by the intercession of Jesus there. Like the Jews, who offered their useless sacrifices, they offer up their useless prayers to the apartment which Jesus has left; and Satan, pleased with the deception, assumes a religious character, and leads the minds of these professed Christians to himself, working with his power, his signs and lying wonders, to fasten them in his snare. Some he deceives in one way, and some in another. He has different delusions prepared to affect different minds. Some look with horror upon one deception, while they readily receive another. Satan deceives some with Spiritualism. He also comes as an angel of light and spreads his influence over the land by means of false reformations. The churches are elated, and consider that God is working marvelously for them, when it is the work of another spirit. The excitement will die away and leave the world and the church in a worse condition than before.
I saw that God has honest children among the nominal Adventists and the fallen churches, and before the plagues shall be poured out, ministers and people will be called out from these (SDA) churches and will gladly receive the truth. Satan knows this; and before the loud cry of the third angel is given, he raises an excitement in these religious bodies, that those who have rejected the truth may think that God is with them. He hopes to deceive the honest and lead them to think that God is still working for the churches. But the light will shine, and all who are honest will leave the fallen churches, and take their stand with the remnant.” Early Writings, p. 260.1 “The truth should have been proclaimed by the ten virgins, but only five had made the provision essential to JOIN THE COMPANY that walked in the light given to them.” 

“All the virgins are watching for the bridegroom. Hour after hour passes, and they are still anxiously looking for his appearing. But at last the weary, watching ones fall asleep. And at midnight, the very darkest hour, when their lamps are most needed, the cry is heard, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

At the call, the sleeping eyes are opened, and every one is aroused. They see the procession they are to join moving on, bright with torches (truth) and glad with music (praise). They hear the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. The five wise virgins trim their lamps, and go forth to meet the bridegroom.

“And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have HAD great light], which art exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.” E. G. White, Review and Herald Articles, vol. 3, p. 69, col. 3.

When the ten virgins went forth to meet the bridegroom, their lamps were trimmed and burning. Apparently there was no difference between the five who were wise and the five who were foolish. To outward appearance all were prepared, robed in white, and carrying their lighted lamps. But only five of these virgins were wise. These anticipated delay, and filled their flagons with oil,  ready for any emergency. Five of the number had not this foresight; they made no provision for disappointment or delay.

All the virgins are watching for the bridegroom. Hour after hour passes, and they are still anxiously looking for his appearing. But at last the weary, watching ones fall asleep. And at midnight, the very darkest hour, when their lamps are most needed, the cry is heard, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

At the call, the sleeping eyes are opened, and every one is aroused. They see the procession they are to join moving on, bright with torches and glad with music. They hear the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. The five wise virgins trim their lamps, and go forth to meet the bridegroom.

The foolish virgins made no provision for their lamps; and when aroused from their slumbers, they found that their lights were going out. They now see the consequences of their carelessness, and plead with their companions for a supply of oil: “Give us of your oil,” they say; “for our lamps are going out.” But the waiting five, with their freshly trimmed lamps, have emptied their vessels. They have no oil to spare, and they answer: “Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you. But go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.” But while they went to buy, the procession moved on, and left them behind. The bridal train entered the house, and the door was shut. When the foolish virgins reached the banqueting hall, they received an unexpected denial. They were left outside in the blackness of the night.

This parable is not a representation of open sinners, but of those who profess Christ. The bride is the church who is waiting for the second appearing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In the proclamation of the first and second angels of Revelation 14, a special message has come to our world. Speaking of these messages, John says: “I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”

The first and second angels’ messages are united and made complete in the third. John says: “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.”

Under the proclamation of these messages the cry was made, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh.” The believers in these messages were compelled to go out from the churches because they preached the second appearing of Christ in the clouds of heaven. The whole world was to hear the message, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” Many who heard these messages thought they would live to see Christ come; but there was a delay in the coming of the Bridegroom, in order that all might have an opportunity to hear the last message of mercy to a fallen world.

Had those who claimed to believe the truth acted their part as wise virgins, the message would ere this have been given to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. But five were foolish. The truth should have been proclaimed by the ten virgins, but only five had made the provision essential to join the company that walked in the light given to them.

The first, second, and third angels’ messages are to be repeated. The call is to be given to the church: “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies…. Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

Many who went forth to meet the Bridegroom under the messages of the first and second angels, refused the third, the last testing message to be given to the world, and a similar position will be taken when the last call is made.

Every specification of this parable should be carefully studied. We are represented either by the wise or by the foolish virgins. There are many who will not remain at the feet of Jesus, and learn of him. They have not a knowledge of his ways; they are not prepared for his coming. They have made a pretense of waiting for their Lord. They have not watched and prayed with that faith which works by love and purifies the soul. They have lived a life of carelessness. They have heard and assented to the truth, but they have never brought it into their practical life. The oil of grace is not feeding their lamps, and they are not prepared to enter into the marriage supper of the Lamb. The oil is the holy grace that is sent from heaven; and there must be an inward adorning with that grace, if we would stand when he appears.

The men of the world do not wish the light of truth, and they are one in spirit with those who, while professing to be children of God, do not let their light shine in words of truth and deeds of holiness. Unconverted men who claim to be Christians only encourage the sinner to continue in his sin. In the place of seeking to save the souls that are ready to perish, they live for self. Their vessels are empty, and therefore they can not keep their lamps replenished. To these Christ says, I know you not. You have not taken me as your counselor. You have not walked in the light of my word. You have not come under my yoke. Your light is darkness, because you have walked in the sparks of the fire of your own kindling. Depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

We are not to rest in the idea that because we are church-members we are saved, while we give no evidence that we are conformed to the image of Christ, while we cling to our old habits, and weave our fabric with the threads of worldly ideas and customs. Christ declares: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

This representation should call forth our earnest study in order that we may know what preparation to make that we may enter in and partake of the marriage supper of the Lamb. “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”

The ten virgins are watching in the evening of this earth’s history. All claim to be Christians. All have a call, a name, a lamp, and all claim to be doing God service. All apparently watch for his appearing. But five are wanting. Five will be found surprised, dismayed, outside the banquet hall. There are many who cry, Peace, peace, when there is no peace. This is the most perilous belief that the human soul can entertain. Christ calls upon all who bear his name, who claim to be his followers, to eat his flesh and drink his blood, or they can have no part with him.

Be not like the foolish virgins, who take for granted that the promises of God are theirs, while they do not follow the injunctions of Christ. Christ teaches us that profession is nothing. “If any man will come after me,” he says, “let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

When we stand the test of God in the refining, purifying process; when the furnace fire consumes the dross, and the true gold of a purified character appears, we may still say, with Paul, “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after…. This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” RH October 31, 1899, par. 5Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 405.2Reflecting Christ, p. 209.4.

The THIRD AND FOURTH ANGEL’S MESSAGE is to be the HARVEST MESSAGE: “The tares and the wheat are to grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of probationary time.”  {COL 71.3} We are in the harvest message time. In simple language THE LATTER RAIN IS “testing perfecting messages” and have existed since 1844-1894. The Loud Cry that grows in power like the rock that is cut out without hands that smites the feet of the image in Daniel 2 is the result of obeying these testing perfecting messages. The result of knowing Christ and claiming His MIND as our very own. Repent and be baptized into the name of Christ and receive the Character (Holy Spirit) of Christ! Obey Acts 2:38!

“Satan is now using every device in this SEALING TIME, to keep the minds of God’s people from the present, sealing truth; and to cause them to waver. I saw a covering that God was drawing over his people, to protect them in the TIME OF TROUBLE, and every soul that was decided on the truth, and was pure in heart, was to be covered with the covering of Almighty God.” EW43.2

In the Review and Herald, September 19, 1890, Ellen White says: “I am often referred to the parable of the ten virgins, five of whom were wise, and five foolish. This parable has been (1843-1844) and WILL BE (3/19/13 and 42 months later is 9/19/16 per Rev 13:5) 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.”

in an article on the parable of the ten virgins in the Review and Herald, October 31, 1899, and it says: “Every specification of this parable should be carefully studied.”

The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will divide, separate into two groups. 5 foolish will stay in and say “we have the truth” and 5 will obey the call of the Bridegroom and the Bride, the Spirit and the Bride say “Come”.

The third and fourth angel’s messages ARE to be the harvest message. “Many who went forth to meet the Bridegroom under the messages of the first and second angels, REFUSED the THIRD, the LAST testing message to be given to the world, and A SIMILAR POSITION will be taken when the last call is made.” {RH, October 31, 1899 par. 12}

The last call can be found in Rev 18:4, where Jesus is begging His People to Come out of all 501c3 churches/false doctrines/false teachings. And also in Matthew 25:6 “And at midnight (LOUD CRY) there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Here is where the true believers test is at. Are we choosing to follow Christ today or manmade doctrines?

This testing separating message is what is separating the wheat from the tares. I know you think membership in the SDA church (form of worship) is what makes you a wheat, but I beg to differ. Everyone who is a member of that organization is corporately responsible for all the sins in the camp/organization, just like the Achan principle.

The application of Deut. 7:26 to Joshua’s later battles in the Promised Land is very instructive. The account of Achan of the tribe of Judah bringing a “cursed thing” into his tent, and the Hebrew army’s subsequent demoralizing defeat at the battle of Ai in Joshua 7 shows that even one forbidden object can open up all sorts of reasons for spiritual catastrophe.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Gal. 6:7

“If the presence of one Achan was sufficient to weaken the whole camp of Israel, can we be surprised at the little success which attends our efforts when every church and almost every family has its Achan?” (Testimonies for the Church Volume 5, p. 157.1)

This is why Jesus wants a separate people who will obey Him, and Him alone. He has taken the reins away from the cage of every unclean and hateful bird and is leading His people Himself today. He is the bridegroom and I have gone out as an awake virgin to join the procession now in progress that is on its way to the marriage supper.  I am getting the oil for my lamp now. I do not want to run out at the close of probation which is soon to happen looking for Christ’s character/oil.

“As Christ sat looking upon the party that waited for the bridegroom, he told His disciples the story of the ten virgins, by their experience illustrating the experience of the church that shall live just before His second coming. The two classes of watchers represent the two classes who profess to be waiting for the Lord. They are called virgins because they profess a pure faith. By the lamps is represented the Word of God. The Psalmist says, ‘Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.’ Ps. 199:105. The oil [we know] is a symbol of the Holy Spirit (character=thoughts and feelings of Christ Himself, His mind).” Christ’s Object Lessons, 406

Remember that there were ten virgins. They all had lamps, and the lamps were all lit. They all initially had oil. They were all anxiously awaiting the bridegroom, but there was a delay. In this delay, they grew very weary. Hour after hour passed, and God’s people began to slumber and sleep. At midnight the call was heard, and all ten arose. They saw a procession going by. The ten virgins seized their lamps and began to trim them, but only five of them had the oil so needed. Those who had the oil made preparation, joined with this procession of people going by and entered into the house with the bridal train.

Let us remember also that every specification of this parable is to be studied and that it has been and will be fulfilled to the very letter.

When the bridal party—remember, the bride is the true church—came along, the call was given, and five of the waiting virgins, representing the professed church, joined with the bridal party and went in to the feast.

For a while the waiting virgins all looked the same, until there was a shaking, a message that startled them from their lethargy.It then became apparent who had made preparation and who had not. To the five who were the foolish virgins the master said: “I know you not.” They were left without in the blackness of night.

“The class represented by the foolish virgins are not hyprocrites. They have a regard for the truth, they have advocated the truth, they are attracted to those who believe the truth; but they have not yielded themselves to the Holy Spirit’s working. They have not fallen upon the Rock, Christ Jesus, and permitted their old nature to be broken up.” Christ Object Lessons, 411. Ellen White also tells us that they are not open sinners. They are professed Christians. “In the time of peril they are found wanting and their cry is peace and safety.” See Review and Herald , October 31, 1899.

In the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 7, 985, 986, Ellen White states three different times that the bride is the Church, the Lamb’s wife. Yet it is stated in Christ’s Object Lessons, 406, that the ten virgins illustrate the church that shall live before the second coming of Christ.

In trying to understand this apparent contradiction, I began to study. How could the bride, who is obviously with the party that is passing by on their way to the wedding, and the waiting ten virgins both represent the church of Christ? I found some very interesting and enlightening statements regarding this parable.

“All the Christian world is represented in this parable. The bride constitutes the church that is waiting for the second appearing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” Manuscript Releases, vol. 16, 268. Did you notice that the church—God’s true church—is represented by the bride? A little further along in this same article, Ellen White, speaking specifically of the ten virgins, says that “They represent the church of professed Christians.” Ibid., 271. Here we have a distinction being made between the true and the professed church.

In Christ’s Object Lessons, 405, we are told: “By torchlight the bridal party proceed from her father’s house to his own, where a feast is provided for the invited guests. In the scene upon which Christ looks, a company [the professed church] are awaiting the appearance of the bridal party, intending to join the procession.”

We are told in the Spirit of Prophecy that the five wise virgins joined with the little company (the true church) that had given them the light. Ellen White also makes another observation. “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 see the procession moving on, bright with torches and glad with music.” Ibid., 406

Friends, I was puzzled. I thought, the cry is coming from the bride, but the bride is the church; and yet the ten virgins are the church. As I studied further, everything began to come clear. The 5 WISE virgins who wake up and trim their lamps and add oil from the vessel they brought with them to wait for the Bridegroom, are the GUESTS, not the BRIDE who joins the wedding procession.

Wise virgins, please let us wake up. There is a procession going by; I see it in Caleb and Joshua, outside; I see it in camp meetings across the country; I see it in the voice of the independent ministries, speaking loud and clear a distinct message: “Prepare to meet thy Lord.”

I Jeremiah 3:1, the Lord tells Israel: “But thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.” He rebukes them because they have polluted the land with their whoredoms and their wickedness, and in verse 3, he tells them: “Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore’s forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.” They would not heed the call from the true bride.

Notice what it says in verse 8. Here was the church; here was Israel, His professed people, and the Lord says: “And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce.”

I then looked in Jeremiah 7:30,34. “For the children of Judah have done evil while in My sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to pollute it.” “Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.”

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.” Jeremiah 6:16,17 [All emphasis added]

As we go further down in time, to the time of John the Baptist, there is again another voice crying, this time in the wilderness. John was independent of the professed church, working for the Lord, calling Israel to repentance.

We read in The Great Controversy, 382: “It was by departure from the Lord, and alliance with the heathen, that the Jewish church became a harlot.” Just as Jeremiah was telling Israel—you have become a harlot; you have become an adulterous wife, and I must give you a bill of divorce—see John the Baptist giving the same message because the Jewish Church became a harlot, and he is trying to call them back to repentance.

Another time in which God raised faithful ministers to call His people from apostasy was in the days of William Miller. It was called the first great Advent Movement and took place in the 1840s. Ellen White makes a comment on this in Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, 222. “To Wm. Miller and his colaborers it was given to preach the message in America, and the light kindled by their labors shown out to distant lands.” The procession that God had called—His true bride—with torches shining, glad with music, was giving light to America; this time to the harlot churches. It goes on to say: “The testimony of the Scriptures pointing to the coming of Christ in 1843, awakened widespread interest. Many were convinced that the arguments from the prophetic periods were correct, and , sacrificing their pride of opinion, they joyfully received the truth. Some ministers laid aside their sectarian views and feelings, left their salaries and their churches, and united in proclaiming the coming of Jesus. There were but few ministers, however, who would accept this message; therefore it was largely committed to humble laymen. Farmers left their fields, mechanics their tools, traders their merchandise, professional men their position; and yet the number of workers was small in comparison to the work to be accomplished. The condition of an ungodly church and a world lying in wickedness burdened the souls of the true watchmen, and they willingly endured toil, privation, and suffering that they might call men to repentance unto salvation.” Ibid., 223

“Under the proclamation of these messages the cry was made, ‘Behold the Bridegroom cometh….go ye out to meet Him.’ Many who heard these messages thought they would live to see Christ come; but there was delay in the coming of the Bridegroom, in order that all might have an opportunity to hear the last message of warning to a fallen world.” Review and Herald, October 31, 1899

In the same article it says: “At the call, the sleeping eyes are opened, and everyone is aroused. They see the procession they are to join moving on, bright with torches and glad with music. They hear the voice of the Bridegroom and the voice of the bride.” Who was the bride who was giving the message to those churches? William Miller and his co-laborers, whom God had called to announce it to the world, were fulfilling this. The five wise virgins trimmed their lamps and went forth to meet the Bridegroom. You see, they joined the procession that was moving on and left the harlot apostate churches.

“Unfaithful watchmen hindered the progress of the work of God. As the people were roused, and began to inquired the way of salvation, these leaders stepped in between them and the truth, seeking to quiet their fears by falsely interpreting the Word of God. In this work, Satan and unconsecrated ministers united, crying, Peace, peace, when God had not spoken peace. Like the Pharisees in Christ’s day, many refused to enter the kingdom of Heaven themselves, and those who were entering in, they hindered. The blood of these souls will be required at their hand….

“Many were persecuted by their unbelieving brethren….Not a few were cut off from the fellowship of the church for no other reason than expressing their belief in the coming of Christ….

“Angels of God were watching with deepest interest the result of the warning. When the churches as a body rejected the message, angels turned away from them in sadness….many were deceived by husbands, wives, parents, or children, and were made to believe it a sin even to listen to such heresies as were taught by the Adventists.” Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, 226,227

Do you see a parallel today? Every letter of this prophecy will be fulfilled.

I see today that the true church is calling the professed church to wake up. The voice of the bride—the true church—is once again sounding to the apostate structure.

“Many who went forth to meet the Bridegroom under the messages, of the first and second angels, refused the third, the last testing message to be given to the world, and a similar position will be taken when the last call is made.” Review and Herald, October 31, 1899

I believe we are seeing history being repeated one more time.

“The state of the Church represented by the foolish virgins, is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.” Review and Herald, September 19, 1890. You see, the foolish virgins equal the Laodicean state.

“Since the time of the Minneapolis meeting, I have seen the state of the Laocicean Church as never before.” Ibid., September 26, 1890. The people of God have rejected the message of 1888. They have rejected the call of the Holy Spirit and the righteousness by faith message—victory over all sin. They bolted the door shut and drove the Spirit of God away.

Eight years later, Ellen White said: “The Church is in the Laodicean state. The presence of God is not in her midst.” Notebook Leaflets, 99. She likens the church to the foolish virgins. These are those who call Him by His name, and they say: “Didn’t we go to church every Sabbath. Wasn’t I an elder and a deacon. Didn’t I serve and put my tithe faithfully in the collection plate.” But he looks and says, “But you did not do the will of My Father. You sat by and preached a peace and safety message while millions around you were perishing for the truth.”

Today, God’s faithful are being disfellowhsipped and many are again hearing the call from the Bridegroom and the bride. Jesus is ready to come and the procession is moving on again.

“Some will not receive the testimony that God has given us to bear, flattering themselves that we may be deceived and that they may be right. They think that the people of God are not in need of plain dealing and of reproof, but that God is with them.” Testimonies, vol. 3, 259. They think that God is with them, but she said in 1898, that he is not. “These tempted ones, whose souls have ever been at war with the faithful reproving of sin, would cry: Speak unto us smooth things….There can be no deception here. This message must be borne to a lukewarm church by God’s servants.” Ibid. You see, the true bride is giving the cry to the professed bride. “It must arouse His people from their security and dangerous deception in regard to their real standing before God.” Ibid.

Why do you have the right to speak and rebuke open sin publicly? Because open sin is to be publicly rebuked. I am pleading within my heart for a church to come to repentance, because the door of probation is closing fast; God is withdrawing. And when the professed believers persecute God’s faithful servants, they are silencing the voice of the bride.

“The Lord here shows us that the message to be borne to His people by the ministers whom he has called to warn the people is not a peace-and-safety message….The people of God are represented in the message to the Laodiceans as in a position of carnal security. They are at ease, believing themselves to be in an exalted condition of spiritual attainments.” Ibid., 252. But they are not.

“The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation will consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result?” Special Testimonies Series B, no. 2, 54,55

I want you to see the identifying marks of a new organization. You tell me if it is the one that the independent ministries are preaching, or is it one that you see taking place in the structure of the Seventh-day Adventist Church?

“The principles of truth that God in his wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced….Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice,….they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.” Ibid.., 55

How long can you sit within an apostate structure, a false bride that is receiving a bill of divorce from God, and think you are in the remnant church of Bible prophecy? Who has conditioned your mind?

“One thing it is certain is soon to be realized,—the great apostasy, which is developing and increasing and waxing stronger, will continue to do so until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout. We are to hold fast the first principles of our denominated faith, and go forward from strength to increased faith.” Ibid., 57

Do not apostatize from truth. Do not accept this new movement of 501c3 non-profit, tax exempt General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists! The movement has been smuggled from WITHIN the establishment to deceive if possible the VERY ELECT!!! Hold firm to the first denominated faith. Hold to the old paths—the landmarks of Adventism. Jesus Christ is ready to come. We are called to separate from the 501c3 government agency which is all churches today that have applied for and been approved for a 501c3 tax status.

The church structure became a harlot in Jeremiah’s day. It rejected Christ and His truth in John the Baptist’s day, and in William Miller’s day it again did the same. Today modern Israel is following in the footsteps of ancient Israel. I believe that God’s last call to the professed Seventh-day Adventist structure is now being sounded by His bride. Soon it will end, and when it does, of which group will you be a part?

The tares and the wheat are to grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of probationary time.  {COL 71.3} We are so there…the last and eighth king is now reigning. See Rev 13:5. Pope Francis started reigning March 19, 2013 and reigns for 42 months, which is 3.5 years, or 1,260 day. The time God’s people go into the wilderness again and are fed/nourished by truth=Jesus Himself=led out, the Exodus from all churches/pagan/heathen/501c3/ traditions of men into pure truth, into a primitive Godliness to be taught of Christ, prepared for 3.5 years as the 12 apostles were taught for 3.5 years and the Pentecost came, today we are taught for 3.5 years ending September 19, 2016? This time is to be cut short in righteousness. When the Sunday law is enforced, the Loud Cry goes forth in great POWER. Character. This is the Song of the experience of the 144,000. The reality of knowing Christ to overcome their trials. This little company looked careworn, as if they had passed through severe trials and conflicts. [Rev. 13:5: September 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016] And it appeared as if the sun had just risen from behind a cloud and shone upon their countenances, causing them to look triumphant, as if their victories were nearly won.” {EW 88.3}

There is NO DOUBT in my mind or half the world or more, that we REALLY are living in the last days of this earths history. Just look around you! Watch the news for just a few minutes! Satan’s character, his thoughts and feelings are being instilled in his prisoners who set evil things before their eyes is glorified constantly, over and over by the repeating of his horrors upon mankind as he works through his human agents who do his works. Knowledge is increased through the internet, social and media networks. The signs Jesus spoke of are everywhere. Now, today, you need to be a Berean and see if these things are true for yourself that I am going to share with you. (2 Timothy 2:15) Do your absolute best and God will send His Son to come into your life and make up the difference for you.

In simple language THE LATTER RAIN IS “testing perfecting messages”. Present truth sent by God through Jesus to you. It will reach you in some form. And you either have to accept or reject that particular point of truth. If you accept and put into practice something that seems new to you, but lines up based on Bible teachings, based on YOUR OWN study and prayer over the matter, thenGod gives you MORE new light, or more latter rain (testing perfecting messages/truths). Latter means after the Pentecost time of the apostles when the Holy Spirit which is truth was (early rain/truth about Christ) poured out upon those gathered in that upper room. Latter is after the former rain at the time of Pentecost. Now, latter does not necessarily mean end time, it could have happened at anytime if people where putting into practice the truth they understood, and daily ADVANCING in NEW LIGHT or RAIN or TRUTH. Now Jesus declares in John 14:6 that …I AM THE TRUTH… So 1 John 5:6 says Jesus is the Spirit of TRUTH.

“Pentecost brought them the heavenly illumination. The truths they could not understand while Christ was with them were now unfolded. 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}  IT’S THE SONG OF THEIR EXPERIENCE THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN LEARN! THE LIVING REALITY OF CHRIST helping them moment by moment to overcome their trials. This is why the five wise virgins could not share their oil with the five foolish virgins. It was too late to buy more oil=repent. This is THE SONG that no one else could learn! The Song of their EXPERIENCE! Revelation 14:3. This SONG is also known as the LOUD CRY. This song is learned by the 144,000 elect of God from March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016 according to Revelation 13:5. The TIME TO GET READY IS NOW. BEFORE IT’S forever too late and the door of the ark or probation is closed on September 19, 2016 for the whole world. Remember, probation closes for the house of God at the time the Sunday law is put into effect. “When the storm of persecution really breaks upon us, . . . then will the message of the third angel swell to a loud cry, and the whole earth will be lightened with the glory of the Lord.”–6T 401 (1900). Because you have to experience Christ’s help before you can tell of His help! The latter rain IS testing perfecting messages (like the truth about God and His Son Tritheism/Trinity/Allah, many false intellectual concepts of God and His Son)- coming out of all 501c3 churches etc) .

“There is to be in the [all 501c3 non-profit/tax exempt organizations and Catholic] churches a wonderful manifestation of the power of God, but it will not move upon those who have not humbled themselves before the Lord, and opened the door of the heart by confession and repentance. In the manifestation of that power (character of Christ manifested in His people shown forth in the SONG of their experience – the song that none other than the 144,000 can learn. See Revelation 14:3 /Daniel 2:34) which lightens the earth with the glory of God, they will see only something which in their blindness they think dangerous, something which will arouse their fears, and THEY WILL BRACE THEMSELVES TO RESIST IT. Because the Lord does not work according to their ideas and expectations they will oppose the work. “Why,” they say, “should we not know the Spirit of God, when we have been in the work so many years?”–RH Extra, Dec. 23, 1890.

“But those who desired only an excuse to reject the truth closed their ears to this explanation, and the words “No man knoweth the day nor the hour” continued to be echoed by the bold scoffer and even by the professed minister of Christ… Like the Pharisees in Christ’s day, many refused to enter the kingdom of heaven themselves, and those who were entering in they hindered. The blood of these souls will be required at their hand. {GC 372.1}” {GC 372.1}

“Many were persecuted by their unbelieving brethren. In order to retain their position in the church, some consented to be silent in regard to their hope; but others felt that loyalty to God forbade them thus to hide the truths which He had committed to their trust.” Isaiah 66:5.{GC 372.3}

“Do you ask, What shall I do to be saved?  You must lay your preconceived opinions, your hereditary and cultivated ideas, at the door of investigationIF YOU SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES TO VINDICATE YOUR OWN OPINIONS, YOU WILL NEVER REACH THE TRUTHSearch in order to learn what THE LORD SAYSIf conviction comes as you search, if you see that your cherished opinions are not in harmony with the truth, do not misinterpret the truth in order to suit your own belief, but accept the light given.  Open mind and heart that you may behold wondrous thingsout of God’s Word.” Christ’s Object Lessons, p 112.

To even be able to understand what truth is for these times, we must KNOW GOD and HIS SON. We cannot believe in a false concept of who God and His Son are or we will actually be worshiping a idol! Perhaps unknowingly, but that mainly stems from NOT studying for ourselves. We need to sit down and pray like our very life depends on it, because it does! Otherwise when we hear truth, we will think it is a false light, something dangerous, and we will reject the very light or truth or latter rain that Christ is trying to open our sleepy eyes with! Remember the five foolish and five wise virgins? They both have talked truth, but only five put it into practice in their daily lives! This means our thoughts, conversations, actions must be changed by the truth that we learn or it means absolutely nothing. In fact it is worse to know truth and not obey it than not to have known about it! Now, don’t try to get off the hook by saying then I don’t want to know about it, so I won’t be held accountable for it, because if you have even the OPPORTUNITY to learn truth and choose NOT to, this is your time to learn truth and it was rejected. Do NOT do this! It means eternal death for your soul.


What is this Message of Revelation 18 About?

Please read carefully to what inspiration describes about this message:

“Hence the MOVEMENT symbolized by the angel coming down from Heaven, lightening the earth with his glory, and crying mightily with a strong voice, announcing the sins of Babylon.  In connection with his message the call is heard, ‘Come out of her (her=symbolizes any church with false doctrines), MY people.’” Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 422 (Great Controversy, p 604). “MY PEOPLE” will obey!

What we see pictured in Revelation 18 is a Movement! This Movement of God’s people is similar to the Movements of the past: such as the Exodus of God’s people from Egypt, or the Early Christian Church from Judaism, or the Reformers from Catholicism, or even Adventism from Protestantism.  But this Revelation 18 Movement is NOT the changed new 501c3 non-profit Advent Movement that counts the early teachings of the SDA pioneers as ERROR!
Where will the next primitive revival occur involving True Reformer Seventh-day Adventists?

Let God answer this question:

“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: AndI 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 bride is brought out from the people to the wilderness. Ellen White says that the Loud Cry will be given from wilderness outposts. By the message of the bride from those outposts, the rebels are purged from the church triumphant, the heavenly Kingdom.
Adventist reformers Hiding From Nominal (professed, in name only Revelation 3:9) Adventists

Will true Adventists be hiding from nominal Adventists, (those who say they are Adventists, but who do lie but are not) just like the disciples were hiding from fear of the apostate Jews? Revelation 3:9 “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews (Adventists in name only not in obedience to the light they have been given from 1844-1894), and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” Revelation 2:9 “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” Read and decide for yourselves:

“I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints then will be an obscure [hidden] people, little known to the Catholics; but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hate us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people; that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday.

Then the Catholics bid the Protestants to go forward, and issue a decree that all who will not observe the first day of the week, instead of the seventh day, shall be slain. And the Catholics, whose numbers are large, will stand by the Protestants. The Catholics will give their power to the image of the beast. And the Protestants will work as their mother worked before them to destroy the saints. But before their decree bring or bear fruit, the saints will be delivered by the Voice of God. Then I saw that Jesus’ work in the sanctuary will soon be finished. And after His work there is finished, He will come to the door of the first apartment, and confess the sins of Israel upon the head of the Scape Goat. Then He will put on the garments of vengeance. Then the plagues will come upon the wicked, and they do not come till Jesus puts on that garment, and takes His place upon the great white cloud. Then while the plagues are falling, the Scape Goat is being led away. He makes a mighty struggle to escape, but he is held fast by the hand that leads him. If he should effect his escape, Israel would lose their lives. I saw that it would take time to lead away the Scape Goat into the land of forgetfulness after the sins were put on his head. The great white cloud I saw was not the holy place, but entirely separate from the holy and most holy place, entirely separate from the sanctuary. Then the angel repeated these words, and said, ‘This is the time spoken of in Isaiah. He saw that there was not man, and wondered that there was no intercessor. He had no mediator between God and man, and these plagues could be withheld no longer, for Jesus had ceased to plead for Israel, and they were covered with the covering of the Almighty God, and they could live in the sight of a holy God, and those who were not covered, the plagues fell upon them, for they had nothing to shelter or protect them from the wrath of God.” E.G. White, Dorchester, Maine, October 23, 1850, Spalding–Magan’s Unpublished Mss. Testimonies, pp. 1, 2.

The messenger of God Ellen White warns “The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant (chosen like the Jews as repositories of the truth, who as a whole rejected the truth given to them – just like the Jews, not one stone left upon another Matthew 24:2 destruction of Jerusalem  We are told about this LAST important perfecting testing message:

“The Lord has this one last call of mercy to give to the world…” Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 78 (Letter 86, June 19, 1900).

The REMNANT that cause the shaking is the Third Angel, or the 144,000. She is the firstfruits, firstborn Zion of Hebrews 12:22, 23, and Rev. 14:1-4.

“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 good seed represents those who are born of the word of God, the truth. The tares represent a class who are the fruit or embodiment of error, of false principles.” COL 70.3

“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.

“I saw that the quick work that God was doing on earth would soon be cut short in righteousness, and that the swift messengers (angel symbolized as FAITHFUL MEN AND WOMEN) must speed on their way to search out the scattered flock. An angel said, “ARE ALL MESSENGERS? NO, NO, GOD’S MESSENGERS HAVE A MESSAGE.” The Present Truth,  April 1, 1850, (Vol. 1, #9)

“The third angel’s message (“come out her MY PEOPLE.” Rev 18:4, out of all 501c3 churches/false doctrines/teachings) 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.

So the very last message, the very last call of mercy sounded to the entire world, is found in Revelation 18.

“The last message of mercy to be given to the world is a revelation of His character of love. The children of God are to manifest His glory. In their own life and character they are to reveal what the grace of God has done for them.”–COL 415, 416 (1900).

The Spirit will be poured out upon those who yield to His promptings. Casting off man’s binding rules and cautious movements, they will join the army of the Lord. In the future, men in the common walks of life will be impressed by the Spirit of the Lord to leave their ordinary employment and go forth to proclaim the Last message of mercy!

“The trumpet is to give a certain sound.  Clearly and distinctly the warning is to ring out, ‘Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen….Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.’” Review and Herald, December 9, 1902 (vol 4, p 472).

“We know that now everything is at stake.  The third angel’s message is to be at this time regarded as of the highest importance.  It is a life and death question.” Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 76 (Letter 28, February 17, 1900).

“The message of the angel [of Revelation 18] following the third is now to be given to all parts of the world.  It is to be the harvest message, and the whole earth will be lighted with the glory of God.  The Lord has this one [last] call of mercy to [give to] the world, but the perversity of men diverts the work from its true bearing, and the light has to struggle amid the darkness of men who feel themselves competent to do a work that God has not appointed them to do.” Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 78 (Letter 86, June 18, 1900).

“This scripture points forward to a time when the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel of Revelation 14, is to be repeated, with the ADDITIONAL mention of the corruptions which have been entering the various organizations (churches) that constitute Babylon (all churches who have adopted false doctrines – all 501c3 churches), since that message was first given, in the summer of 1844.” The Great Controversy 1888, p. 603.2

So, to restate what the latter rain is: THE LATTER RAIN IS TESTING PERFECTING MESSAGES THAT PREPARE US TO GIVE THE LOUD CRY AT THE TIME THE DEGREE GOES FORTH TO IMPLEMENT THE SUNDAY LAW. TRUTH SENT TO US BY JESUS THROUGH SOME FORM OF MEDIUM. Books, friends, strangers, radio, TV, anything that pricks your conscience somehow. Don’t put learning more about it off till you have more time, because Satan knows how to busy you up. He is a master at wasting our time. Two testing perfecting messages that I personally have learned about is the Truth about God and His Son and that we are to FOLLOW CHRIST out of all churches who teach false doctrines. That takes in all churches who have a non-profit or 501c3 tax status. This you need to study for yourself, but God has promised to send us Jesus to help us. In 1850, Ellen White reports, “My accompanying angel said, ‘Time is almost finished. Get ready, get ready, get ready.’ . . . now time is almost finished. . . and what we have been years learning, THEY WILL HAVE TO LEARN IN A FEW MONTHS.” (Early Writings, pp. 64-67)

THIS TIME IS NOW!!: “Then I heard the voice of another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen! is fallen! A light shone upon those desponding ones, and with ardent desires for his appearing, they again fixed their eyes upon Jesus. Then I saw a number of angels conversing with the second angel, who had cried, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, and these angels (faithful men and women symbolize angels The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 199.3) raised their voices with the second angel, and cried, Behold the Bridegroom cometh! go ye out to meet him! The musical voices of these angels seemed to reach every where. An exceeding bright and glorious light shone around those who had cherished the light which had been imparted to them. Their faces shone with excellent glory, and they united with the angels in the cry, Behold, the Bridegroom cometh! And as they harmoniously raised the cry among these different companies, those who rejected the light, pushed them, and with angry looks, scorned and derided them. But the angels of God wafted their wings over the persecuted ones, while Satan and his angels were seeking to press their darkness around them, to lead them to reject the light from heaven.” {1SG 146.1}

“Then I heard a voice saying to those who had been pushed and derided, Come out from among them, and touch not the unclean. A large number broke the cords which bound them, and they obeyed the voice, and left those who were in darkness, and united with those who had previously broken the cords, and they joyfully united their voices with them. I heard the voice of earnest, agonizing prayer from a few who still remained with the companies who were in darkness. The ministers and leading men were passing around in these different companies, fastening the cords stronger; but still I heard this voice of earnest prayer. Then I saw those who had been praying reach out their hands for help towards that united company who were free, rejoicing in God. The answer from them, as they earnestly looked to heaven, and pointed upward, was, Come out from among them, and be separate. I saw individuals struggling for freedom, and at last they broke the cords that bound them.They (144,000) resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter, and would not heed the repeated assertions, God is with us, We have the truth with us. Individuals continued to leave the companies who were in darkness, and joined the free company, who appeared to be in an open fieldraised above the earth. Their gaze was upward, and the glory of God rested upon them, and they shouted the praises of God. They were united, and seemed to be wrapt in the light of heaven. Around this company were some who came under the influence of the light, but who were not particularly united to the company. All who cherished the light shed upon them were gazing upward with intense interest. Jesus looked upon them with sweet approbation. They expected Jesus to come. They longed for his appearing. They did not cast one lingering look to earth. Again I saw a cloud settle upon the waiting ones. I saw them turn their weary eyes downward. I inquired the cause of this change. Said my accompanying angel, They are again disappointed in their expectations (Oct 22, 1844). Jesus cannot yet come to earth. They must yet suffer for Jesus and endure greater trials. They must give up errorsand traditions received from men, and turn wholly to God and his word. They must be purified, made white and tried. And those who endure that bitter trial will obtain an eternal victory.”{1SG146.2}

These men were constantly saying, “GOD IS WITH US. WE STAND IN THE LIGHT. WE HAVE THE TRUTH.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were UNWILLING that others should receive it.” EARLY WRITINGS, PAGE 241

False Preachers bribed to tell the people today: “The church will appear as about to fall, BUT SHE WILL NOT FALL!” “They (the remnant/144,000/few) resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter and refused to heed the repeated assertions: “God is with us.” “We have the truth with us.” Early Writings, p. 240.2

“A light would come from the Father to the Son and from the Son to the praying company. Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from the Father to the Son, and from the Son it waved over the people before the throne. But few would receive this great light. Many came out from under it and immediately resisted it; others were careless and did not cherish the light, and it moved off from them. Some cherished it, and went and bowed down with the little praying company. This company all received the light and rejoiced in it, and their countenances shone with its glory.

I saw the Father rise from the throne, [see page 92.] and in a flaming chariot go into the holy of holies within the veil, and sit down. Then Jesus rose up from the throne, and the most of those who were bowed down arose with Him. I did not see one ray of light pass from Jesus to the careless multitude after He arose, and they were left in perfect darkness. Those who arose when Jesus did, kept their eyes fixed on Him as He left the throne and led them out a little way. Then He raised His right arm, and we heard His lovely voice saying, “Wait here; I am going to My Father to receive the kingdom; keep your garments spotless, and in a little while I will return from the wedding and receive you to Myself.” Then a cloudy chariot, with wheels like flaming fire, surrounded by angels, came to where Jesus was. He stepped into the chariot and was borne to the holiest, where the Father sat. There I beheld Jesus, a great High Priest, standing before the Father. On the hem of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate. Those who rose up with Jesus would send up their faith to Him in the holiest, and pray, “My Father, give us Thy Spirit.” Then Jesus would breathe upon them the Holy Ghost. In that breath was light, power, and much love, joy, and peace.

I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne; they did not know that Jesus had left it. Satan appeared to be by the throne, trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, “Father, give us Thy Spirit.” Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy, and peace. Satan’s object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God’s children.” EARLY WRITINGS, PAGE 55

These faithful men and women COME OUT Rev 18:4 and GO OUT Matthew 25:6 and just by obeying by faith they receive NEW LIGHT and direction that they would NOT have received if they had stayed inside the four walled 501c3 denominations – all 501c3 denominations including the new movement, changed doctrines from our early pioneers to match the false doctrines of the churches around them. Modern SDA leadership says IT was NOT God that had led the Adventists out in the beginning –Modern 501c3 Adventism says historical Adventists did not have as much light as Modern Adventism has about doctrine #2 specifically the Trinity- see the first vision of Ellen White to see more on this… “The Omega will be of a most startling nature.” (Series B, no. 2, page 16) “The omega will follow, and will be received by those who are not willing to heed the warning God has given.” “I knew that the omega would follow in a little while; and I trembled for our people.” (Series B, no. 2, pp. 50, 53) The Shocking “Most Startling” Omega Fulfillment: “Adventist beliefs have changed over the years under the impact of “present truth.”Most startling is the teaching regarding Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Many of the pioneers, including James White, J. N. Andrews, Uriah Smith, and J. H. Waggoner, held to an Arian or semi-Arian view—that is, the Son at some point in time before the Creation of our world was generated by the Father….Likewise, the Trinitarian understanding of God, now part of our fundamental beliefs, was not generally held by the early Adventists. Even today a FEW do not subscribe to it”. (Adventist Review, January 6, 1994,pp.10,11)
“Some will tend to resist this doctrine (the trinity) because it is NOT FOUND expressly stated in the scriptures.” Adventist Review Aug 20 1993 P-8 “ONLY by FAITH can we accept the existence of the Trinity.” Adventist Review, Vol. 158, No. 31, p. 4. “As the time comes for the loud cry to be given, the Lord will work through humble instruments, leading the minds of those who consecrate themselves to His service. The laborers will be qualified rather by the unction of His Spirit than by the training of literary institutions. Men of faith and prayer will be constrained to go forth with holy zeal (Holy Spirit, fervent zeal symbolized by tongues of flames on head), declaring the words which God gives them. The sins of Babylon [“poisonous doctrines, the wine of error.” RH September 12, 1893, par. 20] will be laid open. The fearful results of a union of Church and State [AS OF MARCH 7, 2006, ALL -SDA included- 501c3 non-profit, tax-exempt status CHURCHES and independent organizations HAVE BECOME “OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES”], the inroads of Spiritualism [“There is ANOTHER universal and TRULY CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION, the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH.” Neal Wilson. Adventist Review, 3/5/1981.], the stealthy but rapid progress of the papal power ,–all will be unmasked. By these solemn warnings the people will be stirred. Thousands upon thousands have never listened to words like these. In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the (modern SDA’s drinking of the wine of error becoming a sister to Babylon) church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from Heaven.” Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 424.

To enlighten and reform the people would be virtually to undermine the authority of 501c3 protestant Adventism, to stop thousands of streams now flowing into her treasury, and thus greatly to curtail the extravagance and luxury of the Adventist leaders. Furthermore, to teach the people to think and act as responsible beings, looking to Christ alone for salvation, would overthrow the Adventist throne and eventually destroy their own authority. For this reason they refuse the knowledge tendered them of God and arrayed themselves against Christ and the truth by their opposition to the truth which God had sent to enlighten them by those who obeyed the third angels message who were obscure, veiled, 144,000, restorers of the breach.

This issue is most critical when you consider that in the typical fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, which was the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., false prophets were bribed by the apostate Jewish “chosen” organization, to tell the people to remain at the organized church. True prophets were telling the people when to flee Jerusalem, and Jesus began “gathering out” those who would take the gospel to the world, in 27 A.D. as one of the first works of His ministry, Desire of Ages, 232. This, of course, refers to the “gathering out” of His disciples.

“Christ was a protestant…The Reformers date back to Christ and the apostles. They came out and separated themselves from a religion of forms and ceremonies. Luther and his followers did not invent the reformed religion. They simply accepted it as presented by Christ and the apostles.” E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 2, 48, col. 2.

False Prophets Bribed to Tell the People to Remain at the Apostate Church

Because false prophets were hired to tell the people to remain at the apostate church in the prefigure type, so the same thing is occurring, and must occur, in the antitypical literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9. We will prove shortly that Ellen White says there will be another literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9.

“To establish their power more firmly, they [The Jewish Leaders in context] bribed false prophets to proclaim, even while Roman legions were besieging the temple, that the people were to wait for deliverance from God. To the last, multitudes held fast to the belief that the Most High would interpose for the defeat of their adversaries. But Israel had spurned the divine protection, and now she had no defense. Unhappy Jerusalem! rent by internal distensions, the blood of her children slain by one another’s hands crimsoning her streets, while alien armies beat down her fortifications and slew her men of war!” E.G. White, The Great Controversy, 1911 edition, p. 29.

Meanwhile, true prophets of God had warned the true people of God to flee Jerusalem. These people left the precincts of Jerusalem in the autumn of A.D. 66. However, they left the apostate Jewish church years earlier during the ministry of Jesus and the disciples, to comprise all the Christian churches dotting the hills of Judea. SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 74-77, and Desire of Ages, 232.

Ellen White clearly states in The Great Controversy, p. 25, 1911 edition, that the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. was a PREFIGURE. Prefigure means TYPE, which demands a similar ANTITYPICAL FULFILLMENT. Then she says that another LITERAL FULFILLMENT of Ezekiel 9 will occur. So all we have to do is go back to the TYPE, THE PREFIGURE and see what happened then.

Ellen White clearly states in The Great Controversy, p. 25, 1911, edition, that the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. was a PREFIGURE. Prefigure means TYPE, which demands a similar ANTITYPICAL FULFILLMENT. Then she says that another LITERAL FULFILLMENT of Ezekiel 9 will occur. So all we have to do is go back to the TYPE, THE PREFIGURE and see what happened then, and any other interpretation makes Ellen White a false prophet:

1) Who left who then? The good left the Bad.

2) Where were the tares gathered? Into the Midst of Jerusalem, the apostate church, Ezekiel 22:17-31.

3) Was there a primitive revival of the Jewish people? Yes! Where did it take place? Within the apostate Jewish Church, or outside it? Obviously outside it, Desire of Ages, 232, or it would not have been destroyed had the revival occurred inside the Jewish church!

4) Who was True Zion, from whence the sinners were shaken? Was it the apostate Jewish Organization, or was it from the reformer church of Jesus and the disciples?

5) Did the Jewish people leave the apostate Jewish church long before persecution began? Yes, they began to leave when Jesus “gathered out” those who would take the gospel to the world. Desire of Ages, 232, and even before this according to the following statement by Ellen White:
“The recreant priests added licentiousness to the dark catalogue of their crimes; yet they still polluted by their presence the tabernacle of the Lord, and, laden with sin, dared to come into the presence of a holy God. As the men of Israel witnessed the corrupt course of the priests, they thought it safer for their families not to come up to the appointed place of worship. Many went from Shiloh with their peace disturbed, their indignation aroused, until they at last determined to offer their sacrifices themselves, concluding that this would be fully as acceptable to God, as to sanction in any manner the abominations practiced in the Sanctuary.” E.G. White, The Signs of the Times, vol. 1, p. 264, col. 3, December 1, 1881.

Prayer is a privilege that so many neglect altogether until they are in a crisis situation. But this is not a good policy to go by.
To human science prayer is an invisible communication, an unreasonable self- hypnosis. But the prayer experiences of Jacob, Elijah, and the apostles were very real, as is the prayer life of the Christian in tune and in love with God.
Recipe for Prayer:
Prayer is: The Opening of the heart to God-

Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.  {SC 93.2} 

Prayer is: The Key in the hand of faith-

“Why should the sons and daughters of God be reluctant to pray, when prayer is the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven’s storehouse, where are treasured the boundless resources of Omnipotence? Without unceasing prayer and diligent watching we are in danger of growing careless and of deviating from the right path. The adversary seeks continually to obstruct the way to the mercy seat, that we may not by earnest supplication and faith obtain grace and power to resist temptation.”—(Steps to Christ, 94, 95.) 

Prayer is: The breath of the soul-

     “Prayer is the breath of the soul. Jesus lived in dependence upon God and communion with Him. To the secret place of the Most High, under the shadow of the Almighty, men now and then repair; they abide for a season, and the result is manifest in noble deeds; then their faith fails, the communion is interrupted, and the life-work marred. But the life of Jesus was a life of constant trust, sustained by continual communion; and His service for heaven and earth was without failure or faltering.”  {ST, February 3, 1904 par. 8}

 “Our hearts have been pained when we have listened to prayers which have been made to men and not to God. Self-righteous, self-confident prayers never rise higher than the lips that utter them. Prayer offered in spasmodic fervor, merely a storm of words, will not be heard and answered by God.”
“Some think it a mark of humility to pray to God in a common manner, as though talking with human beings. They profane his name by needlessly and irreverently interlarding their prayers with “God Almighty,”–awful and sacred words, that should never pass the human lips except with bated breath and solemn and subdued tones.”
The humble, intelligent prayer of faith, that comes from unfeigned lips, is wholly acceptable to God. It is the heart-felt prayer that is heard in heaven and rewarded by an answer on earth. “But to this man will I look, even to him that is poor, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my word.” “For thus saith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and a humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” 
“Jesus taught his disciples that only that prayer which arises from unfeigned lips, prompted by the actual wants of the soul, is genuine, and will bring heaven’s blessing to the petitioner. He gave a brief, comprehensive prayer to his disciples. This prayer, for its beautiful simplicity, is without a parallel. It is a perfect prayer for public and private life; it is dignified and elevated, yet so simple that the child at its mother’s knee can understand it. The children of God have repeated this prayer for centuries, and yet its luster has not dimmed. Like a gem of value it continues to be loved and cherished. This prayer is a wonderful production. None will pray in vain if in their prayers are incorporated the principles contained therein. Our prayers in public should be short, and express only the real wants of the soul, asking in simplicity and simple trusting faith for the very things we need. Prayer from the humble, contrite heart is the vital breath of the soul hungering for righteousness.”    
God understands the needs of humanity. He knows what we desire before we ask him. He sees the soul’s conflict with doubt and temptation. He marks the sincerity of the suppliant. If the heart is afflicted, if the spirit is humble before God, he marks it. He will accept the humiliation and affliction of soul, and will reward according to the purity of the motives that prompted the action. 
As a faithful physician, the world’s Redeemer has his finger upon the pulse of the soul. He marks every beat; he takes note of every throb. Not an emotion thrills it; not a sorrow shades it; not a sin stains it; not a thought or purpose passes through it, with which he is not acquainted. Man was purchased at an infinite cost, and is loved with a devotion exceeding that which a father feels for his child. The prayer that comes from a sincere heart will ever find a response in heaven.   {ST, December 3, 1896}

Prayer Experience

Psalm 55:17 “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.”

Our prayer life should be a two way communication, don’t just talk to God and then rush into your day; Allow Him to talk with you. Gather the manna from His Word and eat it every morning.

Jeremiah 15:16 “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”

  1. REGULAR PLACE: Preferably out in nature.  Just as the Children of Israel went out early each morning before the rising of the sun to gather the manna before it melted. So must we get up early to meet with the Lord and gather the Manna from His Word before the press of the day; Exodus 16:13-14 Manna fell “round about” upon the “wilderness”= solitary place. Each family had a regular plot, all were required to go and collect the amount that they could eat. Throughout the day we must remain in an attitude of prayer for we are told1 Thessalonians 5:17  “Pray without ceasing.”Hannah prayed at the Tabernacle. 1 Samuel 1:10; Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed upon his bed. 2 King’s 20: 2; Jonah prayed from a fishes’ belly, Jonah 2:1; Elisha shut the door to his room and prayed to God. 2 Kings 4:33.
  2. REGULAR TIME: Daily! Luke 9:23  And he said to them all, If anyman will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.“If you will seek the Lord and be converted every day; if you will of your own spiritual choice be free and joyous in God; if with gladsome consent of heart to His gracious call you come wearing the yoke of Christ,–the yoke of obedience and service,–all your murmurings will be stilled, all your difficulties will be removed, all the perplexing problems that now confront you will be solved.”  {MB 101.3}  The Manna was available only before breakfast; the sun melted it, overnight spoiled it. It had to be gathered fresh every day.
  3. TAKE TIME: Exodus 16:14 “And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.” Manna was as small as “hoar frost… coriander seed”; it took time to gather sufficient supply for the day’s meals.
  4. POSTURE? KNEEL to gather the manna; So we must kneel before the Lord our maker.Psalm 95:6  “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”

     

  5. MIX PRAYER, BIBLE STUDY, FAITH & OBEDIENCE to the commands that you read.  Acts_17:11  “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” “Now the just shall live by faith.” We must look to Jesus, study his words, pray for his Spirit. We should be more frequently alone with God in meditation and prayer. Let us pray more and talk less. We cannot trust to our own wisdom, our own experience, our own knowledge of the truth; we must be daily learners, looking to our heavenly Teacher for instruction, and then, without regard to ease, pleasure, or convenience, we must go forward, knowing that He is faithful who has called.’  {RH, August 28, 1883 par. 28}These things will bear thoughtful consideration,–close, critical examination. With your Bible in your hand, study its claims with earnest prayer that you may never be self-deceived. We are now living in an age when the question is asked, “When the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” In this age of degeneracy, where we are surrounded with moral pollution, God’s people are to form characters for heaven. This work is to go on daily.”  {RH, December 29, 1896 par. 6}

 

  1. PRAY ALOUD: Where Only God and the angels can hear.Psalm 55:17  “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.”                                 “Learn to pray short, and right to the point, asking for just what you need. Learn to pray aloud where only God can hear you. Do not offer make-believe prayers, but earnest, feeling petitions, expressing the hunger of the soul for the Bread of Life. If we prayed more in secret, we should be able to pray more intelligently in public. These doubtful, hesitating prayers would cease. And when engaged with our brethren in public worship, we could add to the interest of the meeting; for we should bring with us some of the atmosphere of heaven, and our worship would be a reality, and not a mere form. Those about us can soon tell whether we are in the habit of praying or not. If the soul is not drawn out in prayer in the closet, and while engaged in the business of the day, the lack will be manifest in the prayer-meeting. The public prayers will be dry and formal, consisting of repetitions and customary phrases, and they will bring darkness rather than light into the meeting.  {GW92 425.3}Psalm 5:3 “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”
  2. SAY AMEN: When in public prayer sessions – Say Amen when others are speaking and praying, when you can agree with their comments and prayer. 1Corinthians 14:15-17  “What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.  Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.” 
  3. TESTIFY FOR CHRIST: Expression deepens impression. John 15:26, 27“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.”

So, to help people make up their minds, God will allow the devil to appear on Earth. The devil (embodied as the Antichrist) will dissolve all religions and forcibly create a new global church. This event alone will help motivate some people to move beyond their denominations and leave their church for truth’s sake. On the other hand, all of the cowardly will prostitute their faith and join the Antichrist’s newly created church. The devil will make it difficult to refuse to join his church.

He will set up stringent laws, and if you choose to disobey and are caught, you will be put to death. Remember that God considers cowardice as great a sin as murder and sexual immorality. “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars — their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)

To make the religious playing field level for everyone during the end-time, God will choose 144,000 loyal men and women from all religions of the world to proclaim His truth. Just as Jesus gave Ezekiel and John little books to eat in their day, Jesus will give the 144,000 the words to speak in our day. Because all religious systems or denominations of the world are corrupt, they will be aligned against God’s truth. The line of demarcation will be very clear.

People who love God will leave Babylon and step across the line to God’s side. Conversely, people who refuse to surrender to the truth will have no other option but to join with the devil. In choosing his church people will receive his mark, which will allow them (through buying and selling) to obtain the necessities of life. The mark of the beast (a tatoo showing either the literal number 666 or the name of the devil) will indicate church membership in the devil’s church.

Consider the outcome: If people side with God, they will experience the devil’s wrath. If people side with the devil, they will experience God’s wrath. Surely, this will be a time of wrath for everyone!

Before leaving this section, one question needs to be asked. Why does God use a literal number of 144,000 people to proclaim the everlasting gospel during the end-time? Since nearly six billion people now live on Earth, why did He choose 144,000 – why not one million or 10 million to accomplish His task?

Answer: The 144,000, like Gideon’s army, are too few to accomplish the task humanly. By choosing such a tiny number of people, God will again demonstrate that He is not dependant upon man.

Why does God mention the twelve tribes in Revelation’s story? The 144,000 are mentioned in conjunction with the twelve tribes because of God’s original plan to proclaim the everlasting gospel through the twelve sons of Jacob. The history of the twelve tribes is as follows:

After the flood, God chose Abraham and his descendants as trustees of the gospel. Later, God renewed the trusteeship of His covenant with the thirteen descendants of Jacob. (Remember that Joseph had two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

They were counted at the Exodus as two tribes; thus the nation of Israel was reckoned as thirteen tribes until the tribe of Dan disappeared.) As trustees of the gospel, the twelve tribes were appointed to be “the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14; Acts 13:47) When the twelve tribes of Jacob failed to let the light of God’s truth shine, Jesus modified His covenant with Israel and basically put a constitutional amendment into effect.

This amendment offers gospel trusteeship to the disciples of Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20) Under the provisions of the amendment, anyone and everyone who receives Christ as Savior becomes an heir of Abraham and a member of Israel. (Galatians 3:28,29; Ephesians 2; Romans 10 & 11) Paul wrote, “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29)

This is why Paul says, “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him.” (Romans 10:12) And again Paul said, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)

What is a Tribe?

During the end-time, God will take 12,000 people from each tribe to produce the 144,000. A “tribe” is a group or family of people having a certain distinction. (Those living in multiracial communities often speak of this phenomenon.) Notice three things about the twelve tribes: First, the twelve tribes must exist at the end-

time since God takes 12,000 from each tribe as “first-fruits.” Second, very few people on Earth today can trace their biological ancestry back to Jacob, and since biological heritage means nothing when it comes to salvation (Ezekiel 14:12-21), I believe God groups all people on Earth according to twelve personality types.

This idea is supported by the fact that each of Jacob’s twelve sons was identified by unique personality characteristics that were passed down to their offspring and Jacob blessed the sons accordingly. (See Genesis 49 and 1 Chronicles 4:21,23 for an example of a unique characteristic.)

From this I deduce that the twelve tribes at the end-time are grouped according to personality traits or gifts similar to the sons of Jacob. God will use ordinary people to accomplish all that needs to be done. Jacob’s sons had very diverse personality traits and so will the 144,000. Third, God will choose 12,000 from each personality type as a practical matter. By dividing the population of the world into 144,000 segments, each prophet will have a “parish” of less than 40,000 people to serve during the end-time.

If we divide 40,000 people by 1,260 days, each servant-prophet will only need to speak to about 32 people per day to get the job done!

Note: Some people insist that the original twelve tribes of Israel still exist. The evidence they purport is widely disputed and lacks the historical and scientific authority to back up their claim. In A.D. 70, Jerusalem was destroyed and the genealogical records were destroyed with it.

Jewish ancestral tracing ended. Even if the original 13 tribes still exist, the divine amendment to the covenant allows anyone who receives Christ to be an heir of Abraham. (Galatians 3:28,29)

When are the 144,000 Sealed?

The 144,000 are selected and sealed just prior to the commencement of the Great Tribulation. “After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: `Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.’ Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.”(Revelation 7:1-4)

The four winds held back until the 144,000 are prepared for their work are the four terrible judgments contained in the fourth seal; sword, famine, plague and wild beasts. Jesus delays the opening of the fourth seal until the development and selection of the 144,000 is completed.

Then, when the fourth seal is opened, the seven angels that have the seven trumpets commence their destructive work. I believe the seven angels were given the seven trumpets in March 1994 – at the termination of the 70th Jubilee cycle. Since then, these seven angels await the sealing of the 144,000.

When the 144,000 are sealed, the first four angels of the seven trumpets will begin to harm the Earth. Specifically, the first two angels of the seven trumpets will harm the land, trees and sea – the very elements protected until the 144,000 are sealed. (Revelation 7:1-4; 8:7,8)

Importance of Character

John not only tells us the number of servant-prophets, but he also describes the characters of the 144,000. “These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.” (Revelation 14:4,5)

Comments on Purity

What an interesting statement about ordinary people! “They kept themselves pure . . . No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.” In the past, some popular TV evangelists in the USA have brought embarrassment upon Christians due to impropriety with women and money. Men claiming to be “servants of God” have been exposed as slaves of Satan. Perhaps the greatest sin in such cases is that these men did not come forward to confess their sins until “caught.”

Reading the story of Achan (Joshua 7) one could wonder how sincere a confession can be after being “caught in the act.” God rightfully expects those “talking the talk to be walking the walk.” John says of the 144,000, “they are not defiled with women.” This does not mean they remain unmarried, for the marriage relationship is holy and ordained by God.

This statement simply indicates that these people are morally pure and fully committed to Jesus. Some people insist the 144,000 are not defiled with false doctrines that come from the daughters of the harlot (false religions) mentioned in Revelation 17 – insinuating that there is one true religion on Earth today.

I do not believe a true religion on Earth exists today. I believe there is one God and one truth. It is the privilege of human beings to enjoy greater fellowship with God the closer they come to Him so they understand and practice His truth. However, the statement about “not being defiled with women” refers to dedication to God. The time will come when our allegiance to God will become more important than Earthly ties! (See Nehemiah 13 for a parallel study on the purity required of the Levites to serve God.)

One thing is certain about these 144,000 servants of God – they are blameless before God. Even the Old Testament prophet Zephaniah says of the remnant, “The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth . . . “ (Zephaniah 3:13)

According to John, the Father’s name and the name of Jesus will be written in the foreheads of the 144,000. (Revelation 14:1) The placement of the names serves to indicate their exceedingly high rank in Heaven’s administration. The phrase “blameless before God” means that these men and women walk humbly in uprightness before God, just like Noah, Abraham and others. They speak truth, live truth and from living by faith, reflect the loving character of Jesus.

Through Jesus’ enabling, these individuals have come to love Jesus more than their besetting sins. The key to being selected as one of the 144,000 is perseverance to “overcome.” Review the promises Jesus made to each of the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3. Jesus said to the church in Laodicea, “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne.” (Revelation 3:21)

John also says the 144,000 are “offered as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.” What does this mean? “Firstfruits” is a term describing a special offering presented to the Lord at various feasts. At the feast of Passover, Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles, which was the final feast of the religious year, an offering of first fruits was presented. The “firstfruits” became the property of the high priest after they had been presented at a sacred service.

The term “firstfruits” refers to the first fruits of the coming harvest. If a man grew peaches, then his “first fruits” would be the first peaches to ripen.

Old Testament feasts are shadows or patterns of the Heavenly Temple. From them, we learn that Jesus, our High Priest, will receive the first fruits of the coming harvest shortlybefore the great harvest takes place. He will receive the 144,000 as “first fruits” of Earth’s harvest and the 144,000 will become His special property.

This elite group will form a special entourage that will accompany Jesus at the Second Coming and later, throughout the eternal universe! John says, “They follow the Lamb wherever He goes.” (Revelation 14:4) Think of the privilege that belongs to this group of people – being a personal attendant of Jesus!

Twelve Tribes

The Holy City, new Jerusalem, has twelve gates and twelve foundations. Each gate bears the name of a tribe and each foundation, the name of an apostle. (Revelation 21:12,14) This should be an important point for those who think that God is going to use the twelve original tribes of Israel. The twelve foundations of the Holy City bear the names of the twelve apostles, not the twelve tribes! Perhaps the saints will enter the Holy City through the gate corresponding to their personality type.

If so, a group of 12,000 servants of God will lead their kinsmen through their gate! Everyone will belong to a tribe! Everyone will have a family! Think about the generosity of God. There will be an elite group from each character-type of the human family to help the newcomers as they move into their new homes. Even more interesting, God finds perfection in twelve different character types! No, He did not create the members of the human race to be identical.

What is the Sealing?

A few additional words are needed regarding the special sealing that the 144,000 will receive. Remember, the 144,000 are first fruits and they are sealed first. This means the rest of the harvest will eventually receive the same special sealing. What is this sealing? What does God do to His people before closing the door to salvation? After passing the test of faith, He transforms their nature. Notice, God does not propose to change our character, the development of character is our responsibility as we walk daily with God.

However, when the end-time arrives, God will test the faith of every person on Earth. Those who pass the test will be permanently transformed. No longer will sin be attractive to them. God’s children will be sealed with a nature like Adam and Eve before they fell. Attraction for sin will be gone – free from the influence of sin at last!

This is why Jesus declares at the close of mercy (seventh trumpet): “Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.” (Revelation 22:11)

Here are a few texts to confirm this point: Hebrews 8:10-12; 1 John 2:28-3:2; Zechariah 3:1-7; Revelation 11:12. In this last text (Rev. 11:12), God takes the 144,000 to Heaven before the Second Coming. Their ascension as “first fruits” proves their natures are transformed before the Second Coming; in fact, they were sealed before the Great Tribulation began!

Singing Songs

The 144,000 will sing a new song in Heaven which no one else can learn. What does this mean? After leaving Egypt, Israel faced an excruciating moment on the shore of the Red Sea. Today’s vernacular would read, “Israel was between the devil and the deep blue sea” as Pharaoh’s army rushed to capture the fugitives. On one side Israel faced impassable mountains and on the other side, open desert. Before them was the Red Sea and behind them was Pharaoh’s advancing calvary of 600 chariots. What a predicament! What a moment of extremity!

The anguish of the moment was so great that the Hebrews cried out in terror for deliverance! The Lord heard the cries of His children and delivered them! God divided the water and the children of Israel walked through the Red Sea on dry ground. When Pharaoh’s army pursued the Israelites, God allowed the divided waters to come together again and it swallowed Pharaoh’s best soldiers. Israel’s worry with Egypt was over.

Their rejoicing knew no bounds and they sang this song to the Lord: “Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: `I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation . . . Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea. The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea. The deep waters have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone.’ “ (Exodus 15:1-5)

This specific song of deliverance relates to a specific experience. Only the people who went through this experience could spontaneously sing the words in unison! In Heaven, a song is a personal testimony.

The 144,000 servants of God experience the most extreme circumstances on Earth. Because they are designated and anointed as special servants of God, Satan’s wrath will be extremely fierce against them. However, John saw them as more than conquerors! These “true prophets” will be victorious over the “false prophet,” Satan, although a large number of the 144,000 will die. John saw them victorious – singing a new song that no one else could sing. No one else can sing this song because no one else goes through their experience. No one else can join in because no one else can sing that testimony!

Glory to God

The 144,000 accomplish a very great feat! They proclaim the everlasting gospel to every nation, kindred, tongue and people during the time-period of the seven trumpets. They walk with God, just as Enoch did and they reach a level of spiritual maturity that pleases God. Even though they will be allowed to experience the sufferings and burdens of Christ, they will receive the highest honor God can bestow upon a Christian – to enter into Christ’s suffering. (2 Corinthians 6:3-10, Mark 10:38,39)

What does spiritual maturity involve? The 144,000 will know what it means to live by faith, just as Jesus lived by faith. These people understand what it means to submit to the will of God completely and lovingly. They would rather die than willfully commit a sin. These people carry the responsibility of the gospel during the judgment hour to a reeling world – a compelling burden that most people cannot grasp or understand.

These people are serious about following God and they are the first recipients of the latter rain or outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Their lives are both a demonstration and proclamation of the character of Jesus. The 144,000 are the choicest fruits of Heaven’s harvest.

When does this maturity occur? “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” (Revelation 7:3) Since these people have not appeared yet, and obviously, the first trumpet has not sounded yet, it is my conviction that the sealing of the 144,000 is taking place right now! Jesus says, “My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he whose walk is blameless will minister to me.” (Psalm 101:6)

Stephanos Means Victory

In Revelation 12, the story of a great conflict between the “true church” (represented by a pregnant woman) and a violent dragon is told. The woman wears a crown of twelve stars on her head. From the Greek language, we learn that these stars are set in a stephanos or crown of victory.

Stars symbolize messengers or angels and by applying the words of Daniel 12:3 to this portion of Revelation’s symbolism we find a very beautiful fit. “Those who are wise (or teachers) will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars for ever and ever.” In other words, the crown of victory worn by the woman is set with twelve stars that represent the glorious triumph of the twelve tribes. The 144,000 will be her “stars” in every sense of the word!

Literal Number

Is 144,000 a literal number? If the number is symbolic and does not represent a literal number of people, then the Scripture should reveal the meaning of the symbol (according to the rules of interpretation). Since no such explanation exists for the number 144,000 or for that matter, any number in Revelation, we can freely conclude that this number is literal. What value is there in treating numbers as symbolic? For example, in Revelation 17, John saw a beast having seven heads and ten horns.

The heads and horns are symbolic — not the numbers! The number 144,000 is a literal number. The term “servants of God” suggests that these people will powerfully lead out in proclaiming the everlasting gospel. In fact, in Revelation 10:7 the servants are called prophets! So, the work of the 144,000 will be to gather God’s remnant together.

Jesus said, “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen [Israel]. I must bring them also [into my kingdom]. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd [when I claim all that has been given to me].” (John 10:16) [Words in brackets are supplied.]

The 144,000 Notified

“How will the 144,000 be notified of their appointment?” This is a question often asked. Of course, the only way to answer this question is to consider the relevant texts and look at a biblical parallel. In Revelation 10, John is given an open book and told to eat it. The book is sweet in his mouth and bitter in his stomach.

Then, John is told to prophesy again before kings, nations, etc. Within the context of Revelation 10, John is representing the experience of the 144,000. The book represents God’s message to Earth. The 144,000 will be given the words to speak. The final proclamation of the gospel is not a matter of human prowess. God will give the words and the Holy Spirit will provide the power. (Matthew 10:19)

A fine parallel of Revelation 10 is found in Ezekiel 2:8-3:4. From these verses we learn three things: First, Ezekiel was given a book to eat that was sweet in his mouth. The book represents an understanding of God’s will. Second, Ezekiel is told to speak to the people, whether they listen or not.

Having to speak the words of God which creates so much personal offense is the bitter part of the equation. (This is why the life-span of prophets is usually short.) Last, the enabling power within Ezekiel was the Spirit of God. In other words, the Holy Spirit enabled Ezekiel to say (and do) things that were beyond mere human capability.

When we combine the context of Revelation 10 with the parallel in Ezekiel 2 & 3, we can conclude the following: The 144,000 will be fully informed of their appointment by a direct and powerful confrontation with God. Their appointment will not come prematurely. In other words, until God speaks, the identity and selection of the 144,000 remains unknown.

How will the 144,000 be Recognized?

The 144,000 will be recognized in three ways: First, by the conformity of their message with Scripture. Remember, the 144,000 will operate during the Great Tribulation. They will proclaim and explain the everlasting gospel. Second, the 144,000 will be recognized by the power (simplicity and clarity) of their message. Remember John the Baptist? People walked out into the wilderness area of the Jordan to hear this man because he spoke with power and authority that comes from the Holy Spirit! (Luke 7:24-26)

People also marveled at Jesus because of the authority with which He spoke. (Mark 1:22) Last, the 144,000 will be recognized as prophets because their predictions come to pass. Their ability to perform signs and miracles will verify their appointment. However, this manifestation of power proves little in those days because the servants of the devil will also be doing “miracles.” (Matthew 7:20-22)

The point here is simple: During the Great Tribulation, many will find it easier to put faith in “miracle workers” than to yield to the “faith testing” terms and conditions of salvation. If some “prophet” can perform a miracle upon demand, many will use the testimony of the miracle worker to justify rebellion against God. If God cannot reach mankind with a clear and penetrating presentation of truth, then a miracle won’t do much either. (Remember Moses in Pharaoh’s court.) This is why I say signs and wonders will not prove very much.

In Closing

The purpose for the 144,000 servant-prophets will be to proclaim the everlasting gospel. God knows many people on Earth in all religions love Him and serve Him to the best of their ability. To gather these people into His sheep pen, He must first separate the sheep from the goats.

God has revealed in Revelation the process of how He intends to separate the sheep from the goats. First, He will empower the 144,000. Joel 2:28-30 says, “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all [nationalities of] people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my [144,000] servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke [as the Great Tribulation commences].” [Words in brackets supplied.]

Next, to gain the whole world’s attention, God will cause the seven trumpet events to occur, which the 7 trumpets is the loud cry, the last warning messages given by the 7 symbolic angels of the 7 different types of symbolic churches that apply to conditions of churches in all the world. The resulting calamities will sharply awaken the inhabitants of Earth to the enormity of their sins. Then, while still in this frame of mind, God will have His servants speak. What will they say?

They will present the everlasting gospel with power and authority. (Revelation 14:6-10) Individuals who take to heart the message presented by the 144,000 will be saved. Those who have ears, but refuse to hear will be destroyed. Actually, when you look at the big picture, the story is quite simple and depends on a very tiny number of human beings. Personally, I believe the 144,000 have gaining in number since 1844 and will be gathered out of apostasy until probation closes to help sound the warning testing perfecting messages of the three angels with special focus on the 7th day Sabbath warning message. When God reveals who they are, they will not show up on TV and they will not receive a round of applause or glittering rewards. They will be revealed in Heaven as the Bride of Christ, Zion, the church triumphant, the stone that was cut out without hands and fills the whole earth with its growing urgency warning messages – the stone that strikes the feet of the image found in Daniel 2 that represents false doctrines, and heathen pagan traditions.

Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

Daniel 2:45 “45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.” Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is revealed to Daniel—The king saw a great image; a stone cut from the mountain without hands destroyed the image; and the stone grew and filled the whole earth—The stone is the latter-day kingdom of God which are the 144,000 who call to the GUESTS to join the wedding party procession that is on its way to the gospel feast, the revival that will continue on into Heaven. What the 144,000 – the Bride of Christ, Zion JOIN is their husband, Christ. Is 54:5 “For thy husband is thy maker.”

The STONE cut out without hands represents the TRUTH that was given by HISTORICAL Adventists (1844-1894 time frame)

This Stone represents those people who help to give the sealing messages 144,000 are leaders, similar to the 12 apostles who bring in the harvest, the harvest messages bring the GUESTS out of apostasy into the truth. The guests are the 5 wise virgins who GO OUT (Matthew 25:6) and JOIN Christ, the Bridegroom and the Bride’s procession that has been in progress since 1844, the leaders who strive with all their might to be one of the 144,000 to share the 4 angels messages with the wedding guests who join the wedding party procession into the Most Holy place with Christ who covers their sins with His blood – the 3 angels message with special focus on the 4th commandment, the 7th day Saturday as Sabbath.  The 144,000 and those who pierced Jesus are resurrected in a partial resurrection about 15 days prior to Christ coming? maybe this is what is cut short in righteousness?  “Dan. 12:2. A partial resurrection takes place at this time. G.C. 637” “those who have fallen asleep under the sealing message, come forth glorified, ready to receive the touch of immortality when Christ appears.” https://wordpress.com/post/75773016/71

The 144,000 will not ride in limousines or have world fame. However, when they begin to proclaim God’s message, you will know God has taken control of the events on Earth and the end has come. No wonder Paul wrote, “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”

(1 Corinthians 1:27)

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