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The Last Mighty Movement signaled by the Fourth Angels Message

THE WILDERNESS PRIMITIVE REVIVAL PROCESSION MOVEMENT:

  • “…the MOVEMENT symbolized by the angel…” –{The Great Controversy 1888, p. 604.1}.
  • “but these are to be far exceeded by the mighty MOVEMENT under the last warning of the third angel.” {GC88 610.3}
  • “The work in the cities is the essential work for this time, and is now to be taken hold of in faith. When the cities are worked as God would have them, the result will be the setting in operation of a MIGHTY MOVEMENT such as we have not yet witnessed. May the Lord give wisdom to our brethren that they may know how to carry forward the work in harmony with His will. With mighty power the cry is to be sounded in our large centers of population: “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him.” Medical Ministry, p. 331.3
  • Soon the world will witness a united voice, God’s remnant people, who have been tried in the “refiner’s fire”(Mal. 3:2-3). Their voices will be sounding out mightily because God’s pouring of the His Spirit has occurred. In Joel 2:28 we read, “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.” Our Lord call them “His jewels”. “And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. (Mal.3:17)
  • I then saw the third angel. Said my accompanying angel, “Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner. These things should engross the whole mind, the whole attention.” {EW 118}
  • Third Angel—“No one hears the voice of these angels, for they are a symbol to represent the people of God who are working in harmony with the universe of heaven. Men and women, enlightened by the Spirit of God and sanctified through the truth, proclaim the three messages in their order.” E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 2, p. 387.
    1) Fear God and Worship Him Only for the hour of His Judgement is come 2) Come out of all 501c3 churches/false doctrines 3)
  • The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of FAITHFUL MEN…” –{ G. White, The 1884 Great Controversy, p. 199-200},
  • “The Lord has shown me that precious souls are starving, and dying for want of the present, sealing truth, the meat in due season; and that the swift messengers should speed on their way, and feed the flock with the present truth. I heard an Angel say, ‘speed the swift messengers, speed the swift messengers; for the case of every soul will soon be decided, either for Life, or for Death.’ “ The Present Truth, vol. 1, No. 4.
  • “I saw that the quick work that God was doing on earth would soon be cut short in righteousness (truth, right doing), and that the SWIFT MESSENGERS 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 fire that fell on the disciples in the upper room symbolizes the FERVENT ZEAL that God’s people will work for his CHARACTER and primitive Godliness to be perfectly reproduced in their lives and others. The third angels message is to come out (latter rain=testing perfecting messages) of all 501c3 churches (false teachings) and to follow Christ ALONE so you can help to give the Loud Cry because you have a living experience/relationship/Divine romance with Christ.
  • “I then saw the THIRD ANGEL. Said my accompanying angel, ‘Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to SELECT THE WHEAT FROM THE TARES, AND SEAL, OR BIND, THE WHEAT FOR THE HEAVENLY GARNER.” –{Early Writings, 118}
  • “And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. LIKE AS I PLEADED WITH YOUR FATHERS IN THE WILDERNESS OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, SO WILL I PLEAD WITH YOU, SAITH THE LORD GOD. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: And I WILL PURGE OUT FROM AMONG YOU THE REBELS, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols.” Ezekiel 20:34-39.
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the bowl of the golden candlestick which Zechariah saw in vision in the Sanctuary

The Spirit and the Bride say “Come”. There is, then, to be heard a midnight cry. “Behold the Bridegroom comes, go out to meet Him!” And we must see to it that we arise and trim our lamps, that Death surprises us not in our slumber, and find us unprepared for the summons that is NOW RINGING upon our ears. The WILDERNESS procession into the most Holy Place with Christ is NOW in progress. (Wilderness means OBSCURE, little known to the Catholics)

The Loud Cry will increase in strength and power at the Sunday law, but the Loud Cry has been going on since 1844. The latter rain has been falling since 1844. Do you know what it is? It is TESTING PERFECTING MESSAGES. Messages that will cause you to take action. You will decide to obey or to disobey or disregard the messages as false. THE LAST MESSAGE IS TO COME OUT OF ALL CHURCHES and follow Christ alone.

Claim Christ’s victory as your very own. Join the 5 wise virgin procession that joins to Christ and follows Him into the Most Holy place by faith and sits down by faith beside Christ and His Father on the throne in Heaven. The Loud Cry has been going on since 1888 and has been growing in power until probation closes for the world. It increases in power and strength and is ONLY given to those who GO OUT from all 501c3 churches and error into pure truth which is Christ. Jesus says I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH and the Life…. “Arise, shine; for thy light 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.

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

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

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The third angels message is Christ’s Righteousness, TRUTH that we claim as our very own covering. “What are the chambers (bridal chambers – the bride of Christ -hides herself in her husband’s truth/faith/righteousness/his character/his glory = children of the bridalchamber/bridechamber) 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).S.D.A. Bible Commentary

THE TEN VIRGINS. “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took …. Every specification of this parable should be carefully studied. The five wise virgins trim their lamps, and go forth to meet the bridegroom. The 5 foolish virgins represent laodiceans. (“The state of the church represented by the foolish virgins is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.” (EGW Review and Herald, August, 1890)) Laodiceans are spued out or denied entrance to the supper of the lamb, the covering of the Righteousness of Christ, the protection of Christ and His angels. The covering that is drawn over those who separate from apostasy is Christ’s spirit working within us, and His righteousness is upon us.
If we humble ourselves and have His converting power every moment, His righteousness will be our covering. “Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; and the glory (character) of the Lord shall be thy rereward” (Isa. 58:8).” Christ Triumphant, p. 62.7

Claim the Blood of Christ as your veil, your shield, your faith over you and your household. Put the blood on the doorposts of your mind. Claim Christ’s mind as your very own. Claim His breath, His very soul as yours. His WORDS, claim them as yours! My WORDS are SPIRIT and they ARE LIFE! Read them, believe them! USE THEM AS YOUR WEAPON AGAINST EVIL! Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Ephesians 6:17 “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

The appearance of fire signified the fervent zeal with which they would labor:

     “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” The Holy Ghost assuming the form of tongues of fire divided at the tips, and resting upon those assembled, was an emblem of the gift which was bestowed upon them of speaking with fluency several different languages, with which they had formerly been unacquainted; and the appearance of fire signified the fervent zeal with which they would labor, and the power (character=thoughts and feelings) which would attend their words. {7Red 5.2}

Revelation 1:16
In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

“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
If you would be a saint in heaven, you must first be a saint on earth. The traits of character you cherish in life will not be changed by death or by the resurrection. You will come up from the grave with the same disposition you manifested in your home and in society. Jesus does not change the character at His coming (this is when you receive the finishing touch of immortality). The work of transformation must be done NOW. Our daily lives are determining our destinyLast Day Events, p. 295.1

Claim 1 Thessalonians 5:23 “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” as your very own promise from God Himself! Claim this verse over yourself, your children, your husband and all those who are Christ’s. Intercede on behalf of someone by asking God to bless them and claim the Bible verses/promises over them as protection from evil.

1 Peter 1:25
but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.

Isaiah 49:2
He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.

Psalm 45:3
Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.

Psalm 149:6
May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,

Proverbs 5:4
but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.

Isaiah 49:2
He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.

Jeremiah 23:29
“Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

John 12:48
There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.

Acts 7:38
He was in the assembly in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he received living words to pass on to us.

1 Corinthians 14:24
But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all,

Ephesians 5:26
to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,

Ephesians 6:17
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 5:23
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 6:5
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age

1 Peter 1:23
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

Revelation 1:16
In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

“Excitement is not sanctification.  Entire conformity to the will of our Father which is in heaven is alone sanctification, and the will of God is expressed in His holy lawThe keeping of all the commandments of God is sanctification.  Proving yourselves obedient children to God’s Word is sanctification.  The Word of God is to be our guide, not the opinions or ideas of men.”  Review and Herald, March 25, 1902.

Reflecting Christ, p. 210.2: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105.

The two classes of watchers represent the two classes who profess to be waiting for their 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.” The oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Thus the Spirit is represented in the prophecy of Zechariah…. “I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, … and two olive trees by it.” …

From the two olive trees the golden oil was emptied through the golden pipes into the bowl of the candlestick, and thence into the golden lamps that gave light to the sanctuary. So from the holy ones that stand in God’s presence His Spirit is imparted to the human instrumentalities who are consecrated to His service. The mission of the two anointed ones is to communicate to God’s people that heavenly grace which alone can make His Word a lamp to the feet and a light to the path. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”

In the parable, all the ten virgins went out to meet the bridegroom. All had lamps and vessels for oil. For a time there was seen no difference between them. So with the church that lives just before Christ’s second coming. All have a knowledge of the Scriptures. All have heard the message of Christ’s near approach, and confidently expect His appearing. But as in the parable, so it is now. A time of waiting intervenes, faith is tried; and when the cry is heard, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh,” … many are unready. They have no oil in their vessels with their lamps. They are destitute of the Holy Spirit….

The theory of truth, unaccompanied by the Holy Spirit, cannot quicken the soul or sanctify the heart. One may be familiar with the commands and promises of the Bible; but unless the Spirit of God sets the truth home, the character will not be transformed. Without the enlightenment of the Spirit, men will not be able to distinguish truth from error, and they will fall under the masterful temptations of Satan….

Character is not transferable. No man can believe for another. No man can receive the Spirit for another. No man can impart to another the character which is the fruit of the Spirit’s working.—Christ’s Object Lessons, 406-412Reflecting Christ, p. 210.2

The FOURTH ANGEL’S MESSAGE: “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 Fourth Angel’s Message as presented in 1888, will be heard again. This time, it will swell in the Loud Cry and finish the Gospel work. In 1888, in the General Conference held at Minneapolis, Minn., the angel of Revelation 18 came down to do his work (this is the fourth angel), and was ridiculed, criticized, and rejected, and when the message he brings will AGAIN SWELL INTO A LOUD CRY, it will AGAIN be ridiculed and spoken against and rejected by the majority. (Are Seventh-day Adventists Doing God’s Will, by Elder W.L. Brisbin, p 10)

What is the Fourth Angel’s Message that was rejected in 1888?

“And after these things, I saw another angel (the fourth angel) come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory… (His message is:) Babylon is fallen… come out of her, my people that ye be not partakers of her sins. (Revelation 18:1-4)

THE FORTH ANGEL’S MESSAGE IS THE HARVEST MESSAGE and is the message that “lightens the earth with the glory of God” (a term used only to describe the fourth angel of Revelation 18) AND THAT MESSAGE IS TO COME OUT OF ALL CHURCHES INCLUDING THE SDA CHURCH BEFORE IT IS DESTROYED LIKE JERUSALEM WAS in 70 AD BECAUSE OF ITS GREAT LIGHT SETUP IN THE BEGINNING OF ADVENTISM THAT THE SDA LEADERSHIP HAVE REJECTED.

The angel [of Ezekiel 9] is to place a mark upon the forehead of all who are separated from sin and sinners, and the destroying angel will follow (the 4th angel’s message to come out of all churches), to slay utterly both old and young (who do not obey and come out of all churches).” Testimonies, vol 5, p 505.

“The message presented at this time is the last message of mercy for a fallen world.  Those who have the privilege of hearing this message, and persist in refusing to heed the warning, cast away their last hope of salvation.  There will be no second probation.” Testimonies, vol 6, p 19.

“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).

“Revelation 18 points to the time when, as the result of rejecting the threefold warning of Revelation 14:6-12, the church will have fully reached the condition foretold by the second angel, and the people of God still in Babylon (false doctrines mixed with truth=like the tree of knowledge of good and evil) will be called upon to separate from her communionTHIS message is the LAST that will ever be given to the world.— The Great Controversy 1888, p. 390.2 (1911).

The angel [of Ezekiel 9] is to place a mark upon the forehead of all who are separated from sin and sinners, and the destroying angel will follow (the 4th angel’s message to come out of all churches), to slay utterly both old and young (who do not obey and come out of all churches).” Testimonies, vol 5, p 505.

The 4th angel represents faithful men and women who give the last warning harvest message, the latter rain, the loud cry that separates the wheat from the tares is the latter rain loud cry warning message “to come out of all churches, including the 501c3 SDA church” “I saw that our message was NOT to the shepherds who have led the flock astray, but to the poor hungry, scattered sheep.” Ellen White, PT March 1, 1850, par. 3

“As rapidly as possible they are to be prepared for labor, that success may crown their efforts. They cooperate with heavenly agencies (angels), for they are willing to spend and be spent in the service of the Master. No one is authorized to hinder these workers.” Testimonies for the Church Volume 7, p. 27

“They are to be bidden Godspeed as they go forth to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18 & Mark 16:15-18). No taunting word is to be spoken of them as in the rough places of the earth they sow the gospel Seed (Luke 8:10-11). Testimonies for the Church Volume 7, p. 27.1

 Many who hear the message by far the greatest number–will not credit the solemn warning. Many will be found disloyal to the commandments of God, which are a test of character. The Lord’s servants will be called enthusiasts. Ministers will warn the people not to listen to them. Noah received the same treatment while the Spirit of God was urging him to give the message, whether men would hear or whether they would forbear.

     Some will listen to these warnings, but by the vast majority they will be disregarded.”

LDE 210 

“God’s people are not prepared for the loud cry of the third angel. . . . Gluttony is the prevailing sin of this age.”—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 32.

“Let the members of our churches deny every selfish appetite. Every pennyexpended for tea, coffee, and flesh meat is worse than wasted, for: these thingshinder the best development of the .. . spiritual powers.”—Medical Ministry, p. 274.

The indulgence of appetite affects them in all the relations of life. It is seen in their family, in their church, in the prayer meeting, and in the conduct of their children. It has been the curse of their lives. You cannot MAKE THEM understand the truths for these last days.” —Counsels on Health, p. 152.

“Intemperance in eating and drinking, lead­ing as it does to the indulgence of the lower passions, prepares the way for men to disre­gard all moral obligations. When assailed by temptation, they have little power of resistance.” —Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 378.
This is the message – the latter rain – the Loud cry message – the testing perfecting message, that separates the wheat from the tares given by the angel that symbolizes/represents faithful men and women:

“The message of the angel 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.”—Letter 86, 1900. LDE 208.1

“lightens the earth with the glory of God” (a term used only to describe the fourth angel of Revelation 18)

According to the Bible, what is the call of the fourth angel, which bears so much light?

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Revelation 18:4)

“I then heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out from HER (all 501c3 churches and false doctrines), my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues.” Revelation 18:4  (AMP)

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, (living reality experiencing Jesus helping you in your life trials)  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

All who… do not join the angels (faithful men and women who tell you to come out of the SDA 501c3 churches) who are sent from heaven with a message to fill the whole earth with its glory, will be passed by. The work will go forward to victory without them, and they will have no part in its triumph. (Review and Herald, Extra, Dec, 23, 1890)

Well, in 1888, the Fourth Angel’s Message went over like a ton of bricks and TODAY it is rejected and seen as a false light, just as Sister White predicted.

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

But what about now? Mercifully God is sending this brilliant message again. How will MOST Seventh-day Adventists respond when the Fourth Angel speaks his wondrous message once again? Mrs. White had a great deal to say about this. In fact, she told that the angel who “lightens the earth with the glory of God” (a term used only to describe the fourth angel of Revelation 18) would be seen as a dangerous message by the majority. Once again it will be rejected. But this is far less surprising now that we know what really happened in 1888.

In the manifestation of that power WHICH LIGHTENS THE EARTH THE GLORY OF GOD, THEY (the SDA church leadership) will see only something, which in their blindness, they think dangerous. Something will arouse their fears, and they will brace themselves to resist it. (Maranatha, p 219)

…The light which will lighten the earth with glory WILL be called a false light by those who refuse to walk in its advancing glory (more light – more truth) (Review and Herald, May, 1890)

I was shown that if God’s people… 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… they will be found wanting… The refreshing power of God comes only on those who have prepared themselves for it by… perfecting holiness in the fear of God (which is Spirit-empowered obedience to His whole Holy Law). (Testimonies, Vol. 1, 619)

What was Heaven’s response to this rejection of heavenly light?

All heaven is filled with amazement that (when this loving message is presented to men) they are so indifferent, so cold, and unmoved… The Lord has sent a message to arouse His people to repent, and DO THEIR FIRST WORK. (Review and Herald, Dec. 23, 1890)

The Seventh-day Adventist leadership actually PUT OUT the light of the fourth angel in 1888!

The whole of Revelation 18 will be fulfilled in the glorious closing of this work. It hasn’t yet been fulfilled, and the light of the fourth angel’s message began to shine in that strange and impressive way at Minneapolis. The only reasonable conclusion is that the light was PUT OUT by human instrumentalities. (Letter 106)

An unwillingness to yield up preconceived opinions, and to accept this TRUTH, lay at the foundation of… the opposition manifested at Minneapolis against the LORD’S MESSAGE THROUGH BRETHREN WAGGONER AND JONES… The light that was to lighten the whole earth with its glory was resisted, and by the action of our own brethren… kept away from the world. (1888 Materials, p 1575)

Matthew 25:6 “And at midnight (the last hour/minute) there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

“HER” “The woman is a symbol of the church (His People who obey & follow Jesus wheresoever He goeth), and the remnant of the church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent.”  Spiritual Gifts, Volume 3, p. 26.2

• Woman, Pure = True Church Jeremiah 6:2; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23-27
• Woman, Corrupt = Apostate church Ezk. 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hos. 2:5; 3:1; Rev. 14:4

  • Harlot = Apostate church/religion Isaiah 1:21-27; Jeremiah 3:1-3; 6-9

    Revelation 3:4; “which have not defiled their garments (characters/minds/choices). …. virgins-spiritually (Mt 25:1); in contrast to the apostate Church, Babylon=false doctrines (Re 14:8), spiritually “a harlot” .

Galatians 4:16 “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”

“TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN.”  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3

This message is the LOUD CRY message that GROWS in POWER which is the EXPERIENCE of those who OBEY the third angel’s message and come out of ALL churches. “Souls that were scattered all through the religious bodies (including SDA churches because they rejected the God of the pioneers and have promoted Sunday worship for years) answered to the call, and the precious were hurried out of the doomed churches, as Lot was hurried out of Sodom before her destruction.

Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.”

“Servants of God, with their faces lighted up and shining with holy consecration, will hasten from place to place to proclaim the message from heaven. By thousands of voices, all over the earth, the warning will be given. Miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and signs and wonders will follow the believers …. Thus the inhabitants of the earth will be brought to take their stand.” (GC 612)

“Souls that were scattered all through the religious bodies answered to the call, and the precious were hurried out of the doomed churches, as Lot was hurried out of Sodom before her destruction. God’s people were strengthened by the excellent glory (character) which rested upon them in rich abundance and prepared them to endure the hour of temptation. I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, ‘Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.’ “Early Writings, pp. 277-279.

Matthew 25:6 “And at midnight (the last hour/minute) there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

Revelation 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

  • “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.” –{See Revelation 14:12, Revelation 18, Joel 2:9-11; The Great Controversy Chapter 34,  The Story of Redemption, p. 399.3 }
  • “I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, ‘Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.’ “Early Writings, pp. 277-279.
  • “a multitude of voices were heard crying: “Let us depart hence.” (OUT of Jerusalem/modern 501c3 SDA church organization) THE GREAT CONTROVERSY, PAGE 29 (the destruction of Jerusalem parallels with destruction of all churches and that we are warned to come out of modern SDA church =all denominations not just the one who has had GREAT LIGHT.)
  • “a multitude of voices break forth in the anthem which all the nations of the saved shall one day sing: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14.   The Great Controversy, p. 314.2
  • “a multitude of voices joining in melody with the sound of musical instruments. “David and the house of Israel played before the Lord … on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.” With solemn gladness the vast procession wound its way along the hills and valleys toward the Holy City.”   From Eternity Past, p. 511.5

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.

“A darkness will cover the inhabitants of the earth when Jesus moves out of the heavenly sanctuary such as enveloped the earth at the time of his crucifixion. This will be an evidence, to those who have known the truth, that probation’s hours are past, and the eternal destiny of every soul is sealed beyond recall; but this will only strike terror to the soul that has failed to heed the warning message, “Prepare to meet thy God”. Review & Herald Articles Book 3, page 581. Review and Herald Supplement of June 21, 1898
“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.—Testimonies for the Church 6:401 (1900). LDE 208.2

More about what Ellen G. White, as an eye-witness, had to say about 1888:

Here is the secret of the movements made to opposed the men whom God sent with a message of blessing for His people. These men have been hated, the message was despised, as verily as Christ Himself was hated… at His first advent… (1888 Materials, p.1525)

Things new and old were brought before us… Truths were revealed that the people were scarcely able to comprehend and appropriate… Light flashed from the oracles of God in relation to the LAW AND THE GOSPEL… which seemed to souls who were hungry for truth, as light too precious to be received. (Review and Herald, July 23, 1889)

NOTE: How does the Bible define the Gospel? It is the first angel’s reminder to “Fear God – and give glory to Him…” (See Revelation 14:6-7) Fearing God and giving Him glory is keeping His law (See Deut. 6:2, Deut. 17:19, Eccl. 12:13) Thus, we see that the message of 1888 was an uplifting of God’s whole Law.

The real issue was Waggoner’s interpretation of the law in the book of Galatians and Romans… Traditionally Seventh-day Adventists had always taught that the law which Paul spoke about in the book of Galatians was actually the ceremonial law… (and that it passed away at the death of Christ)… Elder Waggoner, however had studied the book of Galatians very carefully and had come to the conclusion (which he presented in the Signs of the Times), that this law which Paul speaks about, actually… (was) the MORAL LAW… (and was NOT nailed to the cross)…” (The Return of the Fourth Angel, p 2)

(Mrs. White:) Said my guide, ‘There is much light yet to shine forth from the law of God and the gospel of righteousness. The message, understood in its true character, and proclaimed in the Spirit, will lighten the earth with its glory. (Manuscript Releases, Vol. 2, 58)

There will be found, at last, by every possessor of a lamp which has “gone out” — an unopened door and a rebuking Savior. So it is of the utmost importance that we should diligently seek every needed preparation, so that we may go in with the Bridegroom to the marriage supper, and not come at the last, after fruitless effort to buy the oil of grace at human shambles, amidst the unillumined darkness of the midnight of death — to that unopened door, only to hear from within, in response to our knocks, and our cry “Lord, Lord, open unto us,” the stern rebuff, “Truly I say unto you: I don’t know you!”

That we may, therefore, avoid the doom of the foolish virgins, and secure the position of the wise virgins — let us give all diligence to our Lord’s injunction, “Watch, therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of Man comes!”

Each Christian’s heart must be like the bowl of the golden candlestick which Zechariah saw in vision in the Sanctuary, wherein was kept the oil — pure — costly — elaborately prepared; which, through golden pipes, “fed the seven lamps on the top thereof.” Every lamp of the Christian profession must draw its oil through these golden pipes of the Sanctuary, and from this golden bowl, filled with the oil of God’s Spirit.

The wise virgins had taken oil in their vessels with their lamps — but the foolish virgins neglected this precaution, and when the first flame of enthusiasm or mental fervor was burnt out — they had no supply of grace to sustain the light of life.

They differed also in the fact that, while, at the midnight cry, the lamps of the wise virgins were still burning, and only needed “trimming,” the lamps of the foolish had altogether “gone out.” Consequently, while the one class was prepared to go out to meet the bridegroom — the other was embarrassed and unprepared. The midnight hour was no time wherein to buy the needed oil; and, though they attempted to repair their indiscretion, it was too late. The wise virgins, joining the procession with trimmed and burning lamps, passed on in the bridegroom’s train, and “the door was shut!”

The broad difference thus indicated still exists between the sincere Christian and the professed, in name only Christian.

The lamps of the false professor often go out in this life, when they who have begun in the spirit, end in the flesh, and they break out perhaps into open apostasy. How often, in the language of Job, is “the candle of the wicked” thus “put out,” for they have not, with the lamp of profession — a heart filled with the oil of grace. This oil of grace, lodged in the heart — is the sole replenisher of the lamp of profession.

Each Christian’s heart must be like the bowl of the golden candlestick which Zechariah saw in vision in the Sanctuary, wherein was kept the oil — pure — costly — elaborately prepared; which, through golden pipes, “fed the seven lamps on the top thereof.” Every lamp of the Christian profession must draw its oil through these golden pipes of the Sanctuary, and from this golden bowl, filled with the oil of God’s Spirit.

“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

RH February 3, 1903, par. 4 “We are here warned not to defraud our souls of the privileges that the Lord has provided in order that we may be rich in faith, and heirs according to the promise. We are to watch vigilantly for the coming of the Lord. The first symptoms of spiritual slumber are to be sternly overcome. The first inclinations to spiritual indolence are to be firmly resisted. “Be sober, be vigilant,” is the apostle’s exhortation. Every moment is to be faithfully employed. “He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” We are told to work out our own salvation, and the way in which we are to do this is plainly stated: “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”

Those who would be ready to meet their Lord must keep their lamps filled with the oil of grace. It was a neglect to do this that distinguished the foolish virgins from the wise. They had lamps, but no oil; their characters could not stand the test. The wise virgins had not only an intelligent knowledge of the truth, but through the grace of Christ their faith and patience and love constantly increased. Their lamps were replenished by their vital connection with the Light of the world. And while the foolish virgins awoke to find their lamps burning dimly or going out in the darkness, the wise virgins, their lamps burning brightly, entered the festal hall, and the doors were shut.

The oil with which the wise virgins filled their lamps represents the Holy Spirit. “The angel that talked with me,” writes Zechariah, “came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, and said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: and two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof…. Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick, and upon the left side thereof? And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches, which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my Lord. Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”

By the holy beings surrounding his throne, the Lord keeps up a constant communication with the inhabitants of the earth. The golden oil represents the grace with which God keeps the lamps of believers supplied. Were it not that this holy oil is poured from heaven in the messages of God’s Spirit, the agencies of evil would have entire control over men.

God is dishonored when we do not receive the communications that he sends us. Thus we refuse the golden oil which he would pour into our souls to be communicated to those in darkness. When the call shall come, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him,” those who have not received the holy oil, who have not cherished the grace of Christ in their hearts, will find, like the foolish virgins, that they are not ready to meet their Lord. They have not in themselves the power to obtain the oil, and their lives are wrecked. But if God’s Spirit is asked for, if we plead, as did Moses, “Show me thy glory,” the love of God will be shed abroad in our hearts. The golden oil will be given to us.

Only by knowing God here can we prepare to meet him at his coming. “This is life eternal,” said Christ, “that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” But many of those who profess to believe in Christ do not know God. They have only a surface religion. They do not love God; they do not study his character; therefore they do not know how to trust, how to look and live. They do not know what restful love is, or what it means to walk by faith. Opportunities to hear and receive the messages of God’s love are unappreciated and unimproved. They fail of understanding that it is their duty to receive, in order that they may enrich others.

The world by wisdom knows not God. Many have talked eloquently about him, but their reasoning brings men no nearer to him, because they themselves are not in vital connection with him. Professing themselves to be wise, they become fools. Their knowledge of God is imperfect. They are not conformed to him.

Christ is a perfect revelation of God. “No man hath seen God at any time,” he says; “the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” Only by knowing Christ can we know God. And as we behold him, we shall be changed into his image, prepared to meet him at his coming.

So fully did Christ reveal the Father, that the messengers sent by the Pharisees to take him were charmed by his presence. As they heard the gracious words that fell from his lips, they forgot their commission. And when, returning without him, they were asked by the Pharisees, “Why have ye not brought him?” they answered, “Never man spake like this man.”

Now is the time to prepare for the coming of our Lord. Readiness to meet him cannot be attained in a moment’s time. Preparatory to that solemn scene there must be vigilant waiting and watching, combined with earnest work. So God’s children glorify him. Amid the busy scenes of life their voices will be heard speaking words of encouragement, hope, and faith. All they have and are is consecrated to the Master’s service. Thus they prepare to meet their Lord; and when he comes, they will say, with joy, “This is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us…. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also, and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.”  RH February 3, 1903, par. 4

 “The law is an expression of God’s idea. When we receive it in Christ, it becomes our idea. It lifts us above the power of natural desires and tendencies, above temptations that lead to sin. “Great peace have they which love thy law; and nothing shall offend them”—cause them to stumble. There is no peace in unrighteousness; the wicked are at war with God. But he who receives the righteousness of the law in Christ is in harmony with heaven. As received in Christ, it [God’s law] works in us the purity of character that will bring joy to us through eternal ages.” The Faith I Live By, p. 83.6

Mrs. E. G. White RH May 16, 1899, par. 2: “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write: These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hands who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks: I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: and hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast labored, and hast not fainted.” “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”

This figure, presented to John by Christ when he appeared to him on the Island of Patmos, is similar, in many respects, to the one shown to Zechariah. “The angel that talked with me,” writes Zechariah, “came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, and said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof…. Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive-trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”

This chapter is full of encouragement for those who do the work of the Lord in these last days. Zerubbabel had gone to Jerusalem to build the house of the Lord. But he was compassed with difficulties. His adversaries “weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,” “and made them to cease by force and power.” But the Lord interposed in their behalf, and the house was finished. “This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it…. For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”

The very same difficulties which were created to hinder the restoration and upbuilding of the work of God, the great mountains of difficulty which loomed in Zerubbabel’s way, will be met by all who today are loyal to God and to his work. Many human inventions are used to carry out plans after the mind and will of men with whom God is not working. But it is not boastful words nor a multitude of ceremonies that show that the Lord is working with his people. The assumed power of the human agent does not decide this question. Those who place themselves in opposition to the Lord’s work may hinder for a time, but the same Spirit that has guided the Lord’s work all the way through will guide it today. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Through the golden pipes, the olive-branches empty the golden oil out of themselves. These olive-branches are the anointed ones that stand by the Lord of the whole earth. Through them the Holy Spirit is communicated to the churches. Thus heaven and earth are united. The power that is in heaven unites with human intelligences.

The Lord would have every soul strong in his strength. He would have us look to him, receiving our directions from him. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.”

We are to ask God for wisdom, believing that our prayers are heard. Thus we may brace ourselves against temptation. God would have us stand as firm as a rock to principle, working in harmony with him, that he may answer our prayers; for he can do nothing to help unless we co-operate with him. Unless we keep our souls in the love of God, unless we have firm, determined faith, we are like the waves of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed. Under favorable circumstances and good influences, we seem to make advancement, and we think we have faith. But when circumstances alter, when the waves of temptation beat strongly against us, we falter, and lose heart. God would have us advance always, trusting in his power. Angels of God minister to every believing child. Only believe the promises of God; and when temptation comes, set your face as a flint Zionward, and move forward.

God would ever have us witness for him, strengthened to do this by his Holy Spirit. As we do this, we may be called upon to suffer tribulation; but wherever we are, whatever we are called upon to suffer, Christ will be near us. The disciple John ever bore the most unflinching testimony for Christ. As long as he lived, he preached Christ as the word of life. “The Word was with God, and the Word was God,” he declared. “The same was in the beginning with God…. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” As John drew near the close of his life, his testimony was given with the power of the Spirit of God.

This living witness greatly disturbed those who had rejected Jesus. Kings and rulers could not bear to hear this name; for they deemed Christ a rival. The mention of his name, the incidents of his life, his death, and his resurrection, kindled their furious jealousy. They saw John the aged, honored and beloved, constantly referring to Jesus as the eternal Word, giving to him a power exceeding their power. His testimony was always the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. And notwithstanding his age, his venerable appearance, his white locks, in their envy and jealousy they condemned the faithful apostle to what was then thought to be the most severe of all punishments. He was separated from his beloved people, and banished to Patmos. “I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Christ’s aged representative was exiled, that his testimony might no longer be heard; for it was a living power on the side of right. But though separated from his brethren, he was visited by Christ, whom he had not seen since the ascension. “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day,” he writes, “and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last…. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore.”

Christ knew just where to find John; and there, on the lonely island, he gave him a view of the closing scenes of this earth’s history. This has been recorded for us. The record is “the revelation of Jesus Christ.” The revealer is the revealed. The living God is shown, superintending, day by day, the events connected with his church. John was shown the slain Lamb of God, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Conqueror, standing in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, which are the seven churches.

When the mother of Zebedee’s children came to Christ with the request, “Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom,” Christ said, “Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give.” This baptism James had already experienced. John was now drinking of the cup of which Christ had partaken. He was being baptized with suffering for his name’s sake.

God judges every man according to his work. Not only does he judge, but he sums up, day by day and hour by hour, our progress in well-doing. Should not this constrain us no longer to be children, but men, who are learning of Christ? Shall we not create such an atmosphere about our souls, through the grace given us by Christ, that we shall constantly advance heavenward? As the people of God, shall we not unite in seeking him with humble and contrite hearts? The Lord said to Jacob, “Let me go, for the day breaketh.” But Jacob said, “I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.” And there and then he was blessed. “Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel,” God declared; “for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” Even so will God’s children be blessed if they wrestle with him for his Spirit.

We are living amid the closing scenes of this world’s history, and our lives should not be as the life of a butterfly. As servants of God, we should quit us like men, and be strong. The contrast between a vain life and a life full of holy purpose can not fail to be seen. Let us remember that our citizenship is in heaven. Here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come. Let us heed the call, “Come out from among them, and be ye separate.” Do not mingle with the world from choice; but if you have a word of warning, of invitation, of entreaty, do not fear to speak it. Lose no opportunity of witnessing for Christ. He is the source of all grace, and he will send to his people the precious golden oil, enabling them to witness boldly for him. As we consecrate ourselves to God, the Holy Spirit will impart to us the holy oil, that our lamps may be kept bright and shining.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” RH May 16, 1899, par. 2

That life of outward devotion, of external profession, which is not daily fed by the indwelling grace of the Holy Spirit — is a foolish virgin’s lamp. It will do while they slumber and sleep (did not study and obey)— but will fill them with sore dismay when the cry shall be made at midnight: “Behold the Bridegroom comes; go out to meet him!” when they shall discover — alas! too late — that they have “no oil in their vessels with their lamps.”

Such being the points of similarity and dissimilarity between the wise and foolish virgins — we now turn to examine the respective results in the case of each.

The wise virgins, though sleeping when the midnight cry was heard, “arose, and trimmed their lamps,” and were soon in a condition to go out and meet the bridegroom. Joining the nuptial procession, they moved along to the bridegroom’s house, and “went in with him to the marriage.”

The foolish virgins, like the wise virgins, arose and trimmed their lamps — but having no oil with which to replenish them, sought to borrow some from their sister virgins, and failing in this, “went to buy” some. While thus engaged, the bridegroom came. The procession moved on; the wise virgins passed in to the feast. And when afterward the other virgins came, they found the streets dark and deserted, and when they reached the bridegroom’s house, “the door was shut!” In vain they cried, “Lord, Lord, open to us!” His reply was, “I don’t know you!”

In like manner, will the false professors fail to gain admittance to the marriage-supper of the Lamb in Heaven. Lacking the oil of grace, they will not be able to join with the bridegroom’s train; and when in despair they besiege the ear of God with the cry, “Lord, Lord, open unto us!” — they will find the door shut, and will hear the voice of the Heavenly Bridegroom saying from within, “I don’t know you!”

There is no entreaty that will then avail — the virgin chasteness of an outward morality; the lamp of a once bright profession; the companionship of the wise virgins — will each be worthless. What is needed at that midnight hour, and to gain an entrance through that open door to the marriage-feast — is the burning lamp fed with the oil of grace, and shining out in the holy faith and pious works of one made “wise” by the renewing of the Holy Spirit.

The Lord Jesus gives us the moral of this parable in the words, “Watch, therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man comes!”

Watchfulness is an essential requisite of Christian character; and this watchfulness must be exercised in reference to things within and things without.

We must watch the affections of the heart — their character, their direction, their force.

We must watch the operations of our minds — their motions, thoughts, imaginations.

We must watch the outgoing desires of our soul — their aim, their tendency, their exciting cause.

We must watch also our outward temptations — the snares spread for our feet, the wiles of the adversary, and the manifold arts and transformations whereby he lays in wait to deceive.

If it is true in politics, where we have but human enemies to contend with, that the price of liberty “is eternal vigilance” — much more in religion, where we wrestle not against “flesh and blood — but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,” is it true that the price of eternal life is unrelaxing watchfulness.

The unwatching — will soon be a conquered Christian.

The Christian’s lamp needs daily replenishing from the fountain of all light. The oil of grace needs daily renewal, and must be daily sought for at the mercy seat.

Especially is there a necessity for this constant preparation to meet the Bridegroom, in view of the uncertainty of the time when He will appear.

That “He will come and will not tarry,” is a revealed and certain truth. But when He will come — the week, the day, the hour — we know not. How He will come — suddenly or slowly, at home or abroad, with lingering disease or unforeseen accident — we know not. Hence the necessity of being always prepared, of having our lamps always “trimmed,” and of having “oil in our vessels with our lamps,” that when the summons comes, we may be prepared to obey it, and go in unto the marriage supper of the Lamb in Heaven!

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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God Will Soon Speak – Through the 144,000

  1.  The number, 144,000, as in any census is a literal number. The Bible never indicates that a number is anything other than literal. God required a census of the Israelites before they entered the Promised Land and He will carefully number all of the redeemed (in addition to the 144,000) before they enter His Kingdom, even though it will be a number beyond human ability to count.
  2.  The 144,000 will be God’s “servants, the prophets.” These servants will be anointed and appointed to speak on God’s behalf during the Great Tribulation.
  3.  The 144,000 will be composed of men and women coming from every nation, kindred, tongue and people.
  4.  The 144,000 will not originate from one particular church or denomination.
  5.  The 144,000 are selected from the twelve tribes of Israel just before the Great Tribulation commences. The twelve tribes of Israel are not the biological offspring from Abraham. Since the end of the 70th week (which I believe occurred in A.D. 34), the twelve tribes of Israel have been reckoned as believers in Jesus.
  6.  The 144,000 will begin their work at the same time.
  7.  The 144,000 will not, for the most part, know each other, and yet, their unique message and ministry will be the same around the world.
  8.  The 144,000 will be distributed throughout the world according to population. Nations with large populations will be blessed with a larger number of the 144,000.
  9.  The 144,000 have not yet appeared.
  10.  The 144,000 will be sealed just before the Great Tribulation begins.
  11.  As “first fruits” of the numberless harvest who will live during the Great Tribulation, the 144,000 will be sealed first. This sealing will be a final and permanent transformation of their human nature. God will continue to seal all believers during the 1,260 days of the Two Witnesses. The sealing is a transformation of man’s nature from “a propensity for sin” to “a propensity for righteousness.”
  12.  Many, if not all, of the 144,000 will perish during the Great Tribulation.
  13.  The 144,000 will perform many miracles, similar to Moses and Elijah. Their miracles will testify that they are God’s spokespersons. Of course, the devil’s prophets will also produce many miracles, signs and wonders during this time-period. Fortunately, the devil’s prophets will perform miracles which are inferior to the ones the prophets of God perform.
  14.  The 144,000 will suffer much rejection and torture for their clear, straightforward and truthful testimony.
  15.  Many different personality types will make up the 144,000. Most of them will not have a professional clerical background. Membership in this group is by divine appointment. In other words, no one can appoint or qualify himself to be a part of this group.
  16.  The 144,000 will be highly dedicated and loyal to the service of God.
  17.  The 144,000 will sing a song of experience and victory that others cannot sing.
  18.  The 144,000 will not fail to accomplish the plans of God.
  19.  The 144,000 will be taken to Heaven just before the seven last plagues begin.
  20.  As they ascend to Heaven, the 144,000 will become Jesus’ “servants in waiting” – they will be His personal aides throughout eternity.
  21.  The 144,000 will victoriously return with Jesus when He comes for His righteous people at the Second Coming.
  22.  The 144,000 will wear the names of Jesus and the Father on their foreheads throughout eternity.
  23.  The 144,000 will be empowered by the Two Witnesses for a limited time – 1,260 days.
  24.  The 144,000 will accomplish in this short amount of time what denominations have failed to do during the past 2,000 years.
  25.  The prophets of the Antichrist will greatly outnumber the 144,000.

End-time Perspective

The 144,000 will accomplish, through the enabling power of God, something that mere men and women cannot do. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the 144,000 will proclaim the everlasting gospel to every living person on Earth in less than 1,260 days! The result will be an international harvest of people that will be numberless. Consider for a moment the significance of preaching the everlasting gospel. What is the everlasting gospel?

The everlasting gospel is the truth about God and the terms and conditions of His salvation. The 144,000 will proclaim THE TRUTH and this truth will expose the false teachings of every religious system on Earth! This is an amazing point: God will not use an existing denomination as a vehicle to proclaim the everlasting gospel during the end-time. If this startles you, consider this point: The book of Revelation does not identify a “true denomination” at the end of time. Instead, Revelation identifies a “true gospel” and identifies the people who cling to it as “the remnant of the woman.” (Rev 12:17; 14:12)

Leapfrog

Why does God “leapfrog” the great religious organizations that exist during the end-time and use a mere 144,000 ordinary people? If we consider the vast resources that some religious organizations have and then say that God will not use the great religions of the world to speak for Him during the end-time, we seem foolish! Nevertheless, here are six reasons why I believe God cannot use them:

  1.  The glory of doing the impossible, proclaiming the gospel to the whole world in 1,260 days, belongs to God and not to man.
  2.  The seven religious systems of the world are corrupt and therefore, cannot and do not speak for God. Consequently, they can neither correctly explain the everlasting gospel nor properly explain the plans and purposes of God for the Great Tribulation.
  3.  Most people will agree that God does not save people because of a church affiliation. Salvation is not gained through membership in an Earthly organization. In fact, if God used a religious organization to proclaim the everlasting gospel during the end-time, church affiliation would be an insurmountable problem for many people. Prejudice is a human frailty. Some people would rather die and go to hell than to join another church or even worse, the church of someone who has offended them. Consider the following example: Let us suppose that God looks down on Earth and decides to use a particular sect within the Moslem faith to give the truth for the end-time. How many Catholics, Jews or Christians do you think would join “that church” to be saved? Now turn the table around and ask yourself how many Catholics, Jews, Protestants or Moslems would join your particular church to be saved?
  4.  God does not save a person because his biological great-grandfather was Abraham or Daniel. The Lord has made it clear in the book of Ezekiel that one’s ancestry has nothing to do with salvation! (Ezekiel 14:18; 18:4-28; Matthew 3:9)
  5.  One man cannot prove the superiority of his religion over that of another man. If history proves anything, this point has been proven true beyond question. Not even Elijah could prove that his God was superior to the god of Baal without the physical proof of fire falling from Heaven? Therefore, it will be impossible for any religious group to argue their superiority (e.g., it alone speaks for God) over another religious group without physical manifestations. But remember, the devil and his minions will be using physical manifestations to deceive “even the elect” if possible. Ultimately, what makes one view of God superior over another? Is it because one God is more powerful than another and able to do great signs and miracles? Is it only because God has the power to save you? Or is it because His ways are righteous, pure and true? Why do you serve your God? In the end, every knee will bow confessing that He is the only true God and the only One that deserves our worship. Not because of His power, but because everyone will realize His grace, mercy, justice and perfect love warrant it.
  6.  God knows that Earthly religion has more to do with social structure than with a personal love for TRUTH. (Statistics show that 95% of people remain loyal to the religious system into which they were born and raised in – even if they fail to practice their religion.) Since properties of religion are so influential within the human race, God must test humankind. Because social relationships can be more important than loving truth, God must test people. A significant distinction exists between serving God and serving the church, and God must test humankind to see if we love Him and His truth above everything else. The test will be simple and applied without partiality. God will require everyone to leave his or her church for the sake of truth! Only then will the object of our deepest affection be revealed. At that time, some people will discover they loved their church more than they loved God! What a sad thought! Only when a contest exists between God and a person’s church can humans detect the distinction that exists between serving God and serving the church. Until this test is applied, most people cannot understand this distinction or problem. Remember, in Jesus’ day, the Pharisees could not discern how they were as blind as Jesus claimed! However, the day is coming when the same test given the Jewish nation will be applied to everyone, and each of us will be forced to make a choice – God or religion. Unfortunately, many people cannot separate themselves from their church of birth, even when presented with the plainest truth.

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 stephanosor 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 [types 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. 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 could appear any day. 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.

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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144,000 Sealed

144,000 servants of God are sealed at a particular point in the prophetic events foretold in the book of Revelation. There are some important events that lead up to that time. I will include some background information so you can see how these events fit together.

In the book of Revelation there are three main sequences of numbered events. There are 7 seals, 7 trumpets and 7 bowls (plagues). All three of these sequences follow the same pattern. First there is an introduction followed by 6 events. Then there is a break and then the seventh event. Here is a picture of how this works:

Seals Introduction 1 2 3 4 5 6 Break 7
Trumpets Introduction 1 2 3 4 5 6 Break 7
Bowls Introduction 1 2 3 4 5 6 Break 7

In each series, the events happen in the exact order they are given. The introduction happens first and events 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 follow. The break is the only part that occurs out of chronological order. The break is a separate vision that portrays events that do not occur sequentially after 6 and before 7. In each case the break has the words “I saw” near the beginning.

Seals ‘After these things I saw’ Revelation 7:1
Trumpets ‘I saw’ Revelation 10:1
Bowls ‘And I saw’ Revelation 16:13

The events during the seven trumpets are described in Revelation chapters 8 – 12:

Introduction Revelation 8:2-6
Trumpet 1 Revelation 8:7
Trumpet 2 Revelation 8:8,9
Trumpet 3 Revelation 8:10,11
Trumpet 4 Revelation 8:12
Trumpet 5 Revelation 9:1-12
Trumpet 6 Revelation 9:13-21
Break Revelation 10:1 – 11:14
Trumpet 7 Revelation 11:15-19

Introduction to the seven trumpets

“2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. 3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. 5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. 6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.” Rev 8:2-6

“7 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.” Rev 8:7

Notice the sequence of events:

1 7 angels are given 7 trumpets Introduction
2 Another angel with a censer offers incense Introduction
3 Angel throws censer to the earth Introduction
4 7 angels prepare to sound their trumpets Introduction
5 The first angel sounds his trumpet Trumpet 1

These five events happen in the precise order they are listed above. Let’s look at each event in more detail.

Seven angels given seven trumpets

“2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.” Rev 8:2

God has seven important angels that stand before Him. They are waiting to do whatever He asks. They carry seven messages to the seven churches, they blow seven trumpets and then they pour out seven bowls. Four of the seven angels hold the four winds so the winds don’t blow.

God gives the seven trumpets to the seven angels. Each of the angels is responsible for blowing one of the trumpets. It is God who initiates and controls the blowing of the seven trumpets. They are judgments from Him.

Four angels holding four winds

When God hands trumpets to the first four angels He is also giving them the four winds of the earth.

“1 After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree.” Rev 7:1

The four angels standing at the four corners of the earth are the same four angels who blow the first four trumpets. The four winds are the first four trumpets. Wind is what makes a trumpet blow so when the wind is held the trumpet makes no sound.

When the four winds blow, the earth, the sea, and the trees will be hurt. When the first four trumpets blow, the earth, the sea, and the trees will be hurt. As long as the four angels are holding the winds the trumpets can’t sound.

Trumpet 1 Earth and trees hurt
Trumpet 2 Sea hurt

Something very important has to happen before God will allow the winds to blow and the trumpets to sound.

144,000 sealed with the seal of God

“2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, ‘Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.’ 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed.” Rev 7:2-4

The angel ascending from the east is Jesus. He rises from the east as the sun of righteousness. He has the seal of God and He is preparing to seal 144,000 servants of God. He calls to the four angels, telling them not to let the winds blow, not to blow the first four trumpets, until the 144,000 servants of God have been sealed on their foreheads. He tells the four angels not to harm the earth, sea or trees. The first four trumpets harm the earth, sea and trees.

Before the winds are let loose and the trumpets blow, God will seal His 144,000 servants.

Angel with censer offers incense

“3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.” Rev 8:3,4

The angel with the golden censer is Jesus. He stands at the altar of incense in heaven. He is given much incense to offer with the prayers of the saints on the altar. The saints are in earnest prayer because the Holy Spirit is convicting them that something important is happening in heaven and they need to repent and be converted.

“19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. Acts 3:19

We can’t see into the sanctuary in heaven. We can’t smell the incense or feel the heat from the fire on the altar. By faith we can understand that Jesus is mixing His righteousness with our prayers and presenting them to God.

Censer filled with fire and thrown to Earth

“5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.” Rev 8:5

Jesus fills the censer with coals of fire from the altar and throws it to the earth. This represents the righteousness of Christ and the cleansing power of the Holy Spirit being poured out on people in a singular way. There is a worldwide earthquake with noises, thunder, and lightning. We cannot see and hear the censer being thrown to earth. But we can see, hear and feel the earthquake, noises, thunder and lightning. When we feel this first worldwide earthquake we will know that the censer has just been thrown to the earth. We know it because the Bible says it.

The censer being thrown to earth marks the beginning of several significant events on earth:

  1. The Holy Spirit being poured out with latter rain power, bringing times of refreshing
  2. The sealing of 144,000 servants of God
  3. The Great Tribulation

We cannot see events that take place in heaven. We can only understand and experience them by faith. The first event that we will see and feel with our senses will be the worldwide earthquake occurring with noises, thunder and lightning. We will see, hear and feel these powerful events. We will know that the censer has been cast to the earth when we feel the earthquake, see the lightning, and hear the noises and thunder.

Coals of Fire

Coals of fire from the altar are used to cleanse people and take away their sins. Notice the experience of Isaiah, the prophet when he was given a vision of the glory of God. He became painfully aware of his own sinfulness and he cried out,

“5 Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts.”

“6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said: ‘Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.’

“8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.'” Isaiah 6:5-8

When the Holy Spirit comes to God’s people and presents Jesus in His purity and righteousness, they will be convicted of their own sinfulness. Like Isaiah, they will cry out for cleansing. These are the prayers of the saints that are ascending before God. Then the censer, filled with coals of fire from the altar, is thrown to the earth. These coals of fire will touch the lips of the repenting saints and their iniquity will be taken away. This prepares the 144,000 to be sealed and to give God’s messages to the rest of the world. They will give the three angel’s messages to the world with power and clarity.

The coals of fire from the altar will be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit with even more power than on the day of Pentecost:

“1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4

Seven angels prepare to sound

“6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.” Rev 8:6

Right after the censer is cast to the earth and the first worldwide earthquake occurs, the seven angels prepare to sound the seven trumpets. They know that within a few days the 144,000 will be sealed so they prepare themselves to sound their trumpets.

The seven angels know that as soon as the 144,000 are sealed the seven trumpets should blow. As soon as the 144,000 are sealed the 4 angels will release the 4 winds and the first 4 trumpets will blow. Since the angels don’t immediately begin to blow their trumpets we know that the 144,000 are not all sealed yet. We also know that the 144,000 will be sealed very quickly because the angels are already preparing to sound.

During the few weeks following the worldwide earthquake, the Holy Spirit will be poured out in latter rain power and the 144,000 will be sealed.

144,000 sealed servants of God

The 144,000 people who are sealed are call God’s servants. God’s servants are also His prophets. Look at these two verses:

“7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.” Rev 10:6-7

“11 And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints. Rev 11:18

God will have 144,000 prophets give His three angel’s messages to the people of the world.

“4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:” Rev 7:4-8

Tribe # Sealed
Judah 12,000
Reuben 12,000
Gad 12,000
Asher 12,000
Naphtali 12,000
Manasseh 12,000
Simeon 12,000
Levi 12,000
Issachar 12,000
Zebulun 12,000
Joseph 12,000
Benjamin 12,000
Total 144,000

Jesus seals exactly 144,000 servants. He selects 12,000 from each of 12 tribes. These 12 tribes are spiritual Israel and not literal Israel.

“28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:23

Jacob’s name was changed to Israel when he struggled with God and prevailed or overcame. When we prevail with God and overcome we become part of spiritual Israel as well.

For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, 7 nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called.’ 8 That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.” Romans 9:6-9

When a person chooses to worship Jesus he becomes a member of one of 12 spiritual tribes. In God’s kingdom, the New Jerusalem, there are 12 gates and all the redeemed will enter in through the gate from the tribe they belong to. When Jesus was on earth He had 12 disciples who followed Him during His 3 ½ year ministry. He will now have 12 X 12,000 who will follow Him and witness for Him during the (3 ½ year ministry during the March 19, 2013 and 42 months later to September 19, 2016.)

The 144,000 have been cleansed, purified and sealed. They are prepared by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to give the three angel’s messages to the world.

Now something needs to happen that will get the attention of each person on earth. Each mind needs to be opened so the three angel’s messages can be heard. God will use the seven trumpets for this purpose.

http://www.whoisthebeast.com/trumpets/144000sealed.htm

144,000 Sealed – First Fruits – Brides of Christ – Zion is the Bride of Christ, the 144,000

“1 Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. 3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.” Rev 14:1-3

Jesus is the Lamb and mount Zion is the kingdom of heaven. The 144,000 are the people that were just sealed on their foreheads. God the Father’s name is written on their foreheads. It is not written visibly. It means that they have taken God’s name as their own and they have made a final choice to worship Him. They were spiritually sealed and spiritually entered the kingdom of heaven.

Heaven is a real, physical, perfect place but the 144,000 won’t get to go there until the Great Tribulation is over and Jesus comes to get them and takes them to heaven.

The 144,000 sing a new song that has never been sung before. It is the song of their experience and no one else has had their experience so no one else can sing this song.

First fruits to God

“4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.” Rev 14:4,5

The 144,000 are spiritual virgins and have not committed fornication by joining Babylon. During the fifth trumpet Satan will come claiming to be Jesus and he will set up his worldwide kingdom called Babylon. Anyone who joins Babylon will be defiled and will commit spiritual immorality.

Babylon the great harlot

“8 And another angel followed, saying, ‘Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.'” Rev 14:8

“1 great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” Rev 17:1,2

“4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Rev 17:4,5

The 144,000 are sealed before Babylon comes into existence and they will never join Babylon so they are not defiled by Babylon. They will not drink of Babylon’s wine. They will follow Jesus wherever He leads them. They have His faith and they live His life. They adore and worship Him.

They have been redeemed – saved from their sins by the blood of Jesus.

“21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matt 1:21

First fruits of the harvest

Each year at the beginning of the literal harvest the children of Israel would select some of the first grain or fruit to ripen and offer it to the Lord. This was called the first fruits of the harvest. The rest of the field could not be harvested until the first fruits had been presented to the Lord. The 144,000 are the first fruits of the spiritual harvest that will bring people into the kingdom of God. Now that they have been offered to the Lord the rest of the world can be harvested. The 144,000 give the three angel’s messages to the rest of the world. As people respond by worshiping God they are harvested into His kingdom.

The 144,000 tell the complete truth. They do not lie.

Great multitude

“9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands.” Rev 7:9

The first fruits are the 144,000 and the rest of the harvest is a great multitude from every nation, tribe, people and tongue. The great multitude will heed the preaching of the 144,000 prophets and will choose to worship God. They will be clothed in white because they are covered with Christ’s righteousness.

“13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, ‘Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?’ 14 And I said to him, ‘Sir, you know.’ So he said to me, ‘These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. 16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'” Rev 7:13-17

The great tribulation begins just before the 144,000 prophets of God are sealed. The great multitude hear the preaching of the 144,000 and obey their warning. They choose to worship God. They receive Jesus as their savior and are clothed with His righteousness. They have been hungry, thirsty, and hot during the Great Tribulation. But they have received salvation and God will wipe away all their tears.

Comparison of 144,000 and Great Multitude
Question 144,000 Great Multitude
How many are there? 144,000 in number No one could number
Where are they from? 12 spiritual tribes of Israel Every nation, tribe and people
When are they sealed? Before the seven trumpets During the seven trumpets
Are they from Babylon? No, they are virgins Yes, they come out of Babylon
What part of harvest? First fruits General harvest
The 3 angel’s messages? They give them They hear and heed them

An Awe Inspiring Dream

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

An Awe Inspiring Dream

Counsel for today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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