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That everyone who thirsteth for the truth may obtain it, these publications are, as a Christian service, provided without charge. They levy but one exaction: the soul's obligation to itself to prove all things and hold fast to that which is good. The only strings attached to this free proffer are the golden strands of Eden and the crimson cords of Calvary - the ties that bind.
Benjamin L. Roden

Crowned in the Wilderness

Sunday, June 14, 1970 is PENTECOST, the Sunday on which, over 19 centuries ago, Pentecostal power fell upon the 120!

"Pentecost fell on Sunday as an evidence of God's method of working. He began with the first day." 2 S.R. p. 22

"In like manner the TYPES (important events like PENTECOST) which relate to the second advent, MUST BE FULFILLED AT THE TIME POINTED OUT IN THE SYMBOLIC SERVICE (Ceremonial Law)." — Great Controversy, pages 399, 400

Dear Brethren, S.D.A. is seeking the Pentecostal POWER. Will they receive it during the General Conference Sessions (June 7-20)? Will it fall upon them on Pentecost, Sunday, June 14, as a MEMORIAL of the APOSTOLIC PENTECOST?

"FIRST there must be a revelation of Pentecostal TRUTH BEFORE there can be given the PENTECOSTAL POWER to proclaim it..." — Answerer Book No. 1, page 87

"Whereas the ANTITYPICAL POST-PENTECOSTAL harvest takes place among the nations; and through miracle-working power manifested by the Spirit-filled 144,000 it yields the great multitude which no man can number..." 2TG 46:28

Yes, Brethren, the "wise virgins" shall receive the Pentecostal Power on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem, capitol city of the Kingdom: "For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." Isa. 2:3

Yes, the great "army," the 144,000, will receive the Pentecostal power — which will designate that they are "kings" and "priests" of the Lord.

As was Christ's "… ENTHRONEMENT in His mediatorial kingdom ... signalized by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit." COL 120, so the modern-day Pentecost will SIGNALIZE THE ENTHRONEMENT OF HIS BRIDE — Saviours, Mediators, Obadiah 21.


What about the ANTITYPICAL 70 (Luke 10:1), the nucleus of the antitypical 120? WHAT ABOUT THEIR POWER?


"… it (Davidian Association) purports itself to be the first of the first fruits of the living, the VANGUARD from among the present-day descendants of those Jews who composed the Early Christian Church. With the emergence of this VANGUARD..." Leviticus, p.3, the ONE HEAD in the wilderness begins to reign.

ARE THOSE (THE VANGUARD) WHO REAP THE FIRST FRUITS, THE 144,000, to be completely devoid of any power?

"To get into the full beam of light, we must first face the fact that the pre-pentecostal harvest took place in a self-deceived church, the Jewish; and through miracle-working power manifested by CHRIST HIMSELF, it yielded the 120 disciples, the first fruits of those who are to be resurrected." Timely Greetings, Vol. 2, No. 46:27, 28

"Christ HIMSELF is also a TYPE." Symbolic Code, 12:1:6

Clear as the noon-day sun, Brethren, the Vanguard of today, WILL HAVE POWER, just as did the disciples of old!

"And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease... Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils..." Matt. 8:1, 8

"In visions of the night, representations passed before me of a GREAT REFORMATORY MOVEMENT among God's people. Many were praising God. THE SICK WERE HEALED, AND OTHER MIRACLES WERE WROUGHT. A spirit of intercession was seen, as was manifested BEFORE the great day of Pentecost. HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS were seen visiting families and opening before them the word of God. Hearts were convicted by the power of the Holy Spirit, and a spirit of genuine conversion was manifest." — Testimonies, Vol. 9, page 126

"...where there is no type there is NO TRUTH." 2 S.R. 10

Here is a type, Brethren, that should, according to the type, be fulfilled BEFORE the great day of Pentecost!


If you have been grieved by the highly discordant notes heard throughout the Field, think how God feels!


However, God is MERCIFUL: "Having brought her into as strait and embarrassing circumstances as one can be in (Gentiles using Seventh-day Adventist name in vain, saying, Ah Ha, Davidian Leaders like Achan of old, stealing God's tithe for themselves), nevertheless, "God promises to allure her, and to bring her into the wilderness, there to speak comfortably to her ... and to help her reform..." Timely Greetings, Vol. 2, No. 21, page 12.

We are STILL in the "wilderness" (lands of the Gentiles), and God wants to speak comfortably unto us that we might ALL WORK TOGETHER IN UNISON in this great PRE-PENTECOSTAL EFFORT, under the GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Amos 3:7).


"Then shall the children of Judah (Davidians) and the children of Israel (S.D.A.s) be gathered together, and APPOINT THEMSELVES ONE HEAD, and they shall come up out of the land..." Hosea 1:11; "AFTERWARD shall the children of Israel RETURN, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord... in the LATTER DAYS." Hosea 3:5.

PENTECOST is "crowning time" (C.O.L. 120, 121) for the King ("Vicegerent" receives "pledges of loyalty." P.P.702)

Spread the news QUICKLY that God is calling us to New Mt. Carmel Center, Waco, Texas (place in the wilderness of the Gentiles, not yet in the Kingdom), TO APPOINT OURSELVES ONE HEAD, that we may, then, subsequently, GO QUICKLY to our Brethren as did the 70, PREACHING AND HEALING!!!

For "in the place (New Mt. Carmel) where it was said unto them, Ye are NOT my people, THERE it shall be said unto them, Ye ARE the sons of the living God." Hosea 1:10

Therefore, at the end of the 120 years from the year 1850 when the First Testimony was written to the Church by E.G White, Judah (DSDA) and Israel (SDA) are gathered together June 14, 1970, New Mt. Carmel Center, Waco, Texas, in the WILDERNESS to appoint themselves ONE HEAD.

HO! COME! Davidian Brethren and Laodiceans — would you DARE miss this COMFORTING MEETING? (Hosea 2:14)

June, 1970
(Parenthesis ours)

The Branch
Rt. 7, Box 471-B
Waco, Texas 76705

Benjamin Roden

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