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PART III



Behold Thy Mother



THE END..............FROM THE BEGINNING

(Isaiah 41:4)



IN



THE SACRIFICIAL LAW


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TYPE AND ANTITYPE





Copyright, August 1, 1980

by

Lois I. Roden

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BEHOLD THY MOTHER


PART 3


FORWARD


Because of the times in which we live, Volumes 1-3 of "BEHOLD THY MOTHER" have been written as merely an outline for the individual to stimulate the research and study on the Person, intercession, and gender of the Holy Spirit.


Therefore, portions from a cross-section of the writings of scholars both ancient and modern, from different parts of the world, have been gathered and compiled for those who respect the opinion of their peers on a variety of subjects.


As most laymen have been totally unaware of these scholarly findings, the author has attempted, in a small way, to make the information concerning the personality, intercession, and gender of the Holy Spirit available to the masses for an evaluation of the meaning to the individual seeker of Bible truth and revelation of the prophecies in the "Latter Days."


Being a layperson herself, the author sees a great need for easily available, free material to be at the disposal of the average individual who wishes to expand his mental horizons to include the WISDOM of the ages from the "beginning" to the "end," but who, because of the lack of time for exhaustive research, remains ignorant of the evidences on record concerning the revelation of the Godhead to the human family, Whose IMAGE they are.


By interviewing scholars of different faiths at home and in foreign countries, the author has had verification for the position she has taken on the FEMININITY of the Holy Spirit by personal testimonies, archaeological findings, and the writings of the ancients, but most importantly, from the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.


Means derived from the publications are used to print more and more copies to scatter freely as "leaves of autumn" throughout the world. All who read and appreciate the literature are encouraged to contribute to the massive publishing outreach by the Living Waters Branch, in means and by personal labor, to see that everyone who wishes may have access to the publications without cost.


Study groups are encouraged to establish Branches all over the world where families can study the Bible together with their children and pattern their home after the great original in Heaven, The Tree of Life, as demonstrated by the family after Whom everyone in Heaven and earth is named: The Father, Holy Spirit and The Son – The Trinity.


"For this cause I bow my knees unto the FATHER (AND MOTHER) of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named (Jet 33:15, 16; Isa. 62:2; Rev. 3:12: BRANCH), that he would grant you, according


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to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit (MOTHER) in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height (OF THE TRINITY); and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the FULLNESS of God (KNOWLEDGE AND POWER OF THE TRINITY) .... Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus (AND THE HOLY SPIRIT MOTHER). . ." Eph. 3:14-19,21.


TO BE "AS GOD"


"In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be AS DAVID; and the house of David shall be AS GOD, as the angel of the Lord before them." Zech. 12:8.


"Now, that we might know what it means to be 'as God,' we must study what God is like. At the outset He did not only create and abundantly fill the earth with every good thing for His creatures, but He also planted a garden (home) for the man [and woman] .... Even after the holy pair fell in sin God was still interested in them as He was before – so much so, in fact, that He immediately began to teach them how to REDEEM themselves, AND TO RETURN TO THEIR ETERNAL HOME. From that day to this He thus continued to teach the human family." – 1 T.G.r., No. 9, pp. 7, 8. (Parenthesis theirs, brackets ours)


"Heavenly angels MORE FULLY OPENED to our first parents the PLAN THAT HAD BEEN DEVISED FOR THEIR SALVATION. Adam and his companion were assured that notwithstanding their great sin, they were NOT to be abandoned to the control of Satan." – P.P., p. 66.


"With the earliest history of man, Satan began his efforts to deceive our race. He who had incited rebellion in heaven desired to bring the inhabitants of the earth to unite with him in his warfare against the government of God. Adam and Eve had been perfectly happy in OBEDIENCE to the LAW OF GOD, and this fact was a CONSTANT TESTIMONY AGAINST THE CLAIM which Satan had urged in heaven, that God's law was oppressive and opposed to the good of His creatures. And furthermore, Satan's envy was excited as he looked upon the BEAUTIFUL HOME prepared for the sinless pair. He determined to cause their fall, that, having SEPARATED them from God and brought them under his own power, he might GAIN POSSESSION OF THE EARTH AND HERE ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM IN OPPOSITION TO THE MOST HIGH." – G.C., p. 531.


"When Adam and his sons BEGAN to offer the CEREMONIAL SACRIFICES ordained by God as a TYPE of the coming Redeemer (His shed blood), Satan discerned in THESE A SYMBOL OF COMMUNION between earth and heaven . . . he sought to misrepresent God and to MISINTERPRET the RITES pointing to the Saviour (His sacrifice). . ." – P.K., p. 685.


"THE CENTRAL THEME OF THE BIBLE, the theme about which every other in the whole book clusters, IS THE REDEMPTION PLAN, THE RESTORATION in the HUMAN SOUL of the IMAGE OF GOD. From the first intimation


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of hope in the sentence pronounced in Eden to that LAST glorious PROMISE of the Revelation, 'THEY SHALL SEE HIS FACE; AND HIS NAME SHALL BE IN THEIR FOREHEADS' (Revelation 22:4), THE BURDEN OF EVERY BOOK AND EVERY PASSAGE OF THE BIBLE IS THE UNFOLDING OF THIS WONDROUS THEME, – MAN'S UPLIFTING, – the power of God, 'which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ [the sacrificial Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world] ' 1 Corinthians 15:57." – Ed., pp. 125, 126. (Parenthesis theirs, brackets ours)


"He who grasps this thought has before him an infinite field for study. He has the key that will unlock to him the WHOLE TREASURE HOUSE OF GOD'S WORD." – Ibid., p. 126.


"The SCIENCE OF REDEMPTION is the SCIENCE OF ALL SCIENCES. . .the study of the angels. . .the unfallen worlds. . .that engages the attention of our Lord and Saviour. . .that enters into the purpose brooded in the mind of the INFINITE. . .THAT WILL BE THE STUDY OF GOD'S REDEEMED THROUGHOUT ENDLESS AGES. This is the highest study in which it is possible for man to engage" (Ibid.); to learn AGAIN, how this PLAN OF REDEMPTION through the SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS from the very BEGINNING in the Garden of Eden by the Godhead, Who clothed Adam and Eve in the temporary animal skin covering, should bring mankind back to their original perfect state of "face to face" communion with God: to be again surrounded with a glorious halo of light "as God and the angels."


God says:


"CALL UNTO ME, and I will ANSWER thee, and SHEW thee GREAT and MIGHTY THINGS, which THOU KNOWEST NOT." Jer. 33:3.


"The CREATIVE ENERGY that called the worlds into existence is IN the WORD of God. THIS word IMPARTS POWER; it BEGETS LIFE. . . .it brings with it the LIFE of the INFINITE ONE. It TRANSFORMS the NATURE, and RE-CREATES the SOUL in the IMAGE OF GOD." – Ibid., p. 126.


REMEMBER: TWO DIVINE BEINGS said, Let US make man (Adham) in OUR IMAGE (likeness), MALE and FEMALE, and God "called THEIR NAME ADAM" – TWO ADAMS, as "ONE" flesh – male and female (Gen. 2:24), with the same name.


THE REAL BEGINNING OF THE SACRIFICIAL LAW


THE SPOKEN WORD


Melchizedek, Priest of the Most High God (Gen. 14:18), slew the FIRST SACRIFICES in the Garden of Eden to clothe Adam and Eve after they sinned (Gen. 3:21). They were originally clothed with a halo of purest light and BOTH talked with God face to face, with no veil between (Gen. 3:8-10). When sin entered this glorious light departed, leaving them without a covering (Gen. 3:7). Therefore, the Godhead provided CLOTHING OF ANIMAL SKINS (hair) for their covering,


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which was a symbol of sin, and an UNNATURAL covering for God's hitherto sinless creation (1 S.R., p. 55).


Thus, when the tabernacle in the wilderness was built, the same symbol (HAIR) was used for a COVERING which was symbolic of sin bearing. "And he made a COVERING for the tent of RAMS' SKINS dyed red, and a covering of BADGERS' SKINS above that." Ex. 36:19. Confessed sins were transferred FROM the sinner TO THE SANCTUARY, "covered by the hair" of animal skins. Then, the SANCTUARY (a symbol of a Feminine sin-bearer) BORE THE SINS.


MAN and WOMAN were created EQUALLY pure and holy, in the IMAGE of God (Gen. 1:27) without sin. They were covered with a glorious light, the PERFECT KNOWLEDGE OF GOD (Gen. 3:7). This GLORY disappeared at the entrance of sin. Thereafter, they could commune with God ONLY in an INDIRECT MANNER; that is, through the SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS and a MEDIATOR, UNTIL such time as the TRUE SACRIFICE was to be made in the FORM OF GOD, the SON, and DIRECT COMMUNION finally restored through GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT. "By sin, earth was cut off from heaven, and alienated from its communion; but Jesus has connected it again with the sphere (circle) of glory (The Holy Spirit)." – D.A., p. 113. Thus, we see TWO Mediators, TWO Intercessors (Rom. 8:26,34), TWO Sacrifices for sin (Lev. 16:5) – One, Jesus, Who died, and ONE, THE HOLY SPIRIT, Who lives: TWO members of the GODHEAD (male and female), and their IMAGES in the earth working for the salvation of mankind.


"The Godhead was stirred with pity for the race, and the FATHER, the SON, and the HOLY SPIRIT, GAVE THEMSELVES to the great working out of the PLAN OF REDEMPTION (through the Sacrifices of the Ceremonial System). – Counsels on Health, p. 222." – 7a B.C., p. 442.


The sacrifices of the Ceremonial Law were instituted at the gate of Eden to reclaim God's lost creation and RE-establish them AGAIN in their earthly Kingdom, "as Eden."


"The death of God's only begotten son (The Second Adam) upon the cross in the sinner's behalf is the unanswerable argument as to the changeless character of the Law of Jehovah." – R.H., May 23, 1899.


Adam, a created son of God, and Eve, a created daughter of God, were made in the IMAGES of TWO PERSONS of the Godhead. That is, they were Heaven's REPRESENTATIVES, MEDIATORS between heaven and earth. Eve was a symbol of God's Temple (woman) and Adam was a symbol of her (The Temple) Priesthood. Two INTERCESSORS were revealed: one by Adam, whose death was recorded in the earth, and which pointed to the Messiah, the second Adam, Who should come and die for the sins of the world (John 1:29); "ANOTHER" intercession by Eve, whose death was NOT recorded in the earth, and which pointed to a second Eve, a representative of the Holy Spirit who would come to reveal One Who never dies-"ANOTHER," a SECOND antitypical Adam (SHE), with the NEW NAME of Jesus, the second Adam, the Messiah: "And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou (the church WOMAN) shalt be called by a NEW NAME, which the mouth (1 S.M., p. 409) of the Lord (Melchizedek) shall name." Isa. 62:2 (Rev. 3:12). "MALE AND FEMALE created he THEM. . .and called THEIR name ADAM (TWO Adams – a male and a female TWO Messiahs, male and female)." Gen. 5:2.


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PART 3


THE PROPHECY OF RESTORATION


"A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: A GREAT PEOPLE AND A STRONG; THERE HATH NOT BEEN EVER THE LIKE, neither shall be any more AFTER IT, even to the years of many generations. A fire devoureth BEFORE THEM; and behind them a flame burneth: THE LAND IS AS THE GARDEN OF EDEN BEFORE THEM, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and NOTHING SHALL ESCAPE THEM." Joel 2:2, 3.



"And they shall say, THIS LAND THAT WAS DESOLATE IS BECOME LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are INHABITED. Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD BUILD THE RUINED PLACES, and plant that that was desolate: I the Lord have spoken it, and I WILL DO IT. Thus saith the Lord God; I WILL YET FOR THIS BE ENQUIRED OF BY THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, TO DO IT FOR THEM; I will increase them with men like a flock. As the holy flock, AS THE FLOCK OF JERUSALEM IN HER SOLEMN FEASTS (indicating the restoration of the Sanctuary service again in Jerusalem); so shall the WASTE CITIES be filled with flocks of men: and THEY SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD." Eze. 36:35-38.


THE RESTORATION FROM THE BEGINNING


THE SACRIFICIAL LAW UNDER THE SPOKEN

WORD

THE UNWRITTEN LAW


1. ADAM and EVE and Family


"Unto Adam also and to his wife (two images of God, male and female) did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. . . So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." Gen. 3:21,24. "At the cherubim-guarded gate of Paradise the divine glory was revealed. Hither came Adam and his sons to worship God." – P.P., p. 62.


"And I will put enmity between THEE and the WOMAN, and between thy seed and HER seed; IT SHALL BRUISE THY HEAD, and thou shalt bruise his heel." Gen. 3:15.


"To man the first intimation of redemption was communicated in the sentence pronounced upon Satan in the garden (Gen. 3:15). . . This sentence, uttered in the hearing of our first parents, was to them a PROMISE. While it foretold war between MAN (AND WOMAN) and Satan, it declared that the power of the great adversary WOULD FINALLY BE BROKEN. . . .But Christ, by his sacrifice


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paying the penalty of sin, would not only redeem man, but RECOVER THE DOMINION which he had forfeited. ALL THAT WAS LOST BY THE FIRST ADAM WILL BE RESTORED BY THE SECOND. Says the prophet, 'O Tower of the flock, the strong hold of the DAUGHTER of Zion, unto THEE shall it come, even the FIRST DOMINION.' (Micah 4:8)" – Ibid., pp. 65-67.


The promised "seed" was the Messiah Who should vanquish Satan by His death and resurrection and restore the Kingdom (THE LAND) to "HER seed!" God established The Covenant (Sacrificial System) beginning with Adam and Eve and their sons as a symbol of the promised RESTITUTION of the people AND the Land of Promise "as Eden" and of the connection between earth and Heaven that was to exist CONTINUALLY until this complete restoration is finally accomplished.


2. ABEL


"And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. AND THE LORD HAD RESPECT UNTO ABEL AND TO HIS OFFERING." Gen. 4:4. Abel OBEYED the requirements of the SACRIFICIAL LAW and was accepted of God, while Cain disobeyed and his offering was rejected.


3. NOAH and Family –


"And Noah BUILDED AN ALTAR unto the Lord; and took of EVERY CLEAN BEAST, and of EVERY CLEAN FOWL, and OFFERED BURNT OFFERINGS ON THE ALTAR." Gen. 8:20. God established His covenant (the Sacrificial Law) AGAIN with Noah. "And I will establish my COVENANT WITH YOU; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth." Gen. 9:11.


4. ABRAHAM and Family –


"And he said unto him, Take me an HEIFER of three years old, and a SHE GOAT of three years old, and a RAM of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him ALL THESE, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: BUT THE BIRDS DIVIDED HE NOT. . . .And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, BEHOLD A SMOKING FURNACE, AND A BURNING LAMP THAT PASSED BETWEEN THOSE PIECES. . . .And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and OFFER HIM THERE FOR A BURNT OFFERING upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of .... And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a RAM caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the RAM, and OFFERED HIM UP FOR A BURNT OFFERING IN THE STEAD OF HIS SON." Gen. 15:9, 10, 17; 22:2, 13.



Through the SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS God AGAIN established HIS COVENANT with Abraham TO GIVE him and HIS SEED the Land of Canaan forever – an EARTHLY Kingdom, "as Eden" (Eze. 36:35.38).


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However, Hebrews 11 tells us that all these died in faith NOT having realized the promise of receiving the Land, showing a FUTURE FULFILLMENT to come before the end of time, according to GOD'S PROMISE and His integrity to perform it.


"Wherever he pitched his tent, close beside it was SET UP HIS ALTAR, calling all within his encampment to THE MORNING AND THE EVENING SACRIFICE." – P.P., p. 128.


"Though this COVENANT (of the land to his seed) was made with Adam an RENEWED to Abraham, it could NOT BE RATIFIED UNTIL THE DEATH O CHRIST. IT HAD EXISTED BY THE PROMISE OF GOD SINCE THE FIRST INTIMATION OF REDEMPTION had been given (Gen. 3:15); it had been ACCEPTED BY FAITH; yet when RATIFIED BY CHRIST, it is called a NEW COVENANT (to restore the Land). The LAW of God was the BASIS of this COVENANT, which was simply an arrangement for bringing men AGAIN into harmony with the divine will, placing them (in the land of promise) where they could obey God's law." – Ibid., pp. 370, 371. Thus, in the death of Christ this promise of the restoration of the EARTHLY KINGDOM – restoration of the LAND to Abraham's seed, was assured – IRREVOCABLE!


5. ISAAC and Family –


"And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of. . . .AND I WILL MAKE THY SEED TO MULTIPLY AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN, AND WILL GIVE UNTO THY SEED ALL THESE COUNTRIES; AND IN THY SEED SHALL ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED. . . .And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I AM WITH THEE, and WILL BLESS THEE, and MULTIPLY THY SEED for my servant Abraham's sake. AND HE BUILDED AN ALTAR THERE, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well" Gen. 26:2, 4, 24, 25.


Isaac said: "And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; THAT MY SOUL MAY BLESS THEE before I die." Gen. 27:4. Then Rebekah instructed Jacob: "Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence TWO GOOD KIDS OF THE GOATS; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth: And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that HE MAY BLESS THEE before his death." Gen. 27:9, 10.


The SACRIFICIAL LAW was the "works" that showed their faith m obedience to GOD'S PROMISE to GIVE THE LAND to Abraham's seed. So Isaac blessed Jacob to inherit the Land as God had promised to Abraham. Rebekah performed the duties of a priest to secure Jacob's blessing, through TWO sacrificial offerings (two kids).


6. JACOB and Family –


"In Jacob's time, his family was (1) the repository of the unwritten Word of God


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[Jacob, the PROPHET], (2) the HOLY TEMPLE [his wife], and (3) the congregation of the saints [his sons]. Being all THREE [a Trinity], it was therefore the LIVING CHURCH OF GOD [on earth]. Jacob accordingly interpreted the sun, moon, and stars as symbolical of his household-the light of the WORLD THEN." – 5 Tr., p. 51. (Parenthesis theirs, brackets ours)


"And the fact that the FATHER, the MOTHER, and the TWELVE SONS comprised the church at that time, is CONCLUSIVE evidence in the proof that the SUN, the MOON, and the STARS [three light giving objects] are figurative of the CHURCH OF GOD IN THREE PARTS. . ." – Ibid., pp. 51, 52.


When Jacob turned his steps homeward ". . .TWO HOSTS of heavenly angels seemed to encompass him BEHIND and BEFORE, advancing with his company, as if for their protection. Jacob remembered the vision at Bethel so long before, and his burdened heart grew lighter at this evidence that the divine MESSENGERS (plural) who had brought him hope and courage at his flight FROM Canaan, WERE TO BE THE GUARDIANS OF HIS RETURN. And he said, 'This is God's host (2); and HE CALLED THE NAME OF THAT PLACE MAHANAIM.' – 'TWO HOSTS (THE MESSIAH and THE SHEKINAH), OR CAMPS."' – P.P., p. 195.


The patriarch Jacob was well instructed in the SACRIFICIAL SERVICE through the divine revelation and instruction of the TWO HOSTS, angels (the MESSIAH and the SHEKINAH), Who accompanied him on his journey from Gilead.


"And he ERECTED THERE AN ALTAR, and called it El-elohe-Israel' (verses 19, 20) – 'God, the God of Israel.' LIKE ABRAHAM, Jacob SET UP BESIDE HIS TENT AN ALTAR UNTO THE LORD, calling the members of his household to the MORNING AND THE EVENING SACRIFICE. It was here also that he dug the well to which, seventeen centuries later, came JACOB'S SON and SAVIOUR, and beside which, resting during the noontide heat, he (Christ) told his wondering hearers of that 'WELL OF WATER (The Holy Spirit) springing UP INTO EVERLASTING LIFE' (John 4:14)." – Ibid., p. 204.


FUTURE PROPHECY OF JACOB'S SEED


"The blessing ended, Jacob gave his son the assurance,- leaving for the GENERATIONS TO COME, through long years of bondage and sorrow, THIS TESTIMONY TO HIS FAITH, -'Behold, I die; but GOD SHALL BE WITH YOU, and BRING YOU AGAIN UNTO THE LAND OF YOUR FATHERS.'... Now as his children waited to receive his LAST blessing, the SPIRIT OF INSPIRATION RESTED UPON HIM; and before him in PROPHETIC VISION THE FUTURE OF HIS DESCENDANTS WAS UNFOLDED. One after another, the names of his sons were mentioned, the character of each was described, and the FUTURE HISTORY of the tribe was briefly FORETOLD." – Ibid., p. 235.


Revelation 7 concludes the history of the 12,000 from each of the 1 2 tribes, the seed of Israel, who shall stand on Mt. Zion with the Lamb.


"These (144,000) are they which follow the Lamb withersoever He goeth. These


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are redeemed corn among men, being the first-fruits unto God AND to the Lamb.' (Rev. 14:2-5) The vision of the prophet pictures them as standing on Mount Zion, GIRT ('girded,' 'encircled,' clothed with the Holy Spirit) FOR HOLY SERVICE (to gather a great multitude of the saved from all the nations of earth in the 'end of the world,' Rev. 7:9). . ." – A.A., p. 591.


"Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the DAUGHTER of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward (Eternal life through the Holy Spirit and Eden restored) is with him, and his work (gathering the remnant) is before him." Isa. 62:11.


THE SACRIFICIAL LAW UNDER THE WRITTEN

WORD

THE WRITTEN LAW


7. MOSES and Family –


"And they said, The GOD of the HEBREWS hath met WITH US: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and SACRIFICE UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. . . And Moses said, Thou must give us ALSO SACRIFICES AND BURNT OFFERINGS, THAT WE MAY SACRIFICE UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD. . . .Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month THEY SHALL TAKE TO THEM EVERY MAN A LAMB, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house. . . .And ye shall keep it up until the FOURTEENTH DAY of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel SHALL KILL IT IN THE EVENING . . . .Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the END OF THE FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY YEARS, EVEN THE SELFSAME DAY IT CAME TO PASS, THAT ALL THE HOSTS OF THE LORD WENT OUT FROM THE LAND OF EGYPT. It is a night to be much observed unto the Lord for bringing them out of the land of Egypt: this is that NIGHT OF THE LORD TO BE OBSERVED OF ALL THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL IN THEIR GENERATIONS. . . .And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the Lord did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies." Ex. 5:3; 10:25; 12:3,6, 40-42, 51.


THE UNWRITTEN SACRIFICIAL LAW


It is clearly seen that SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS were made by the faithful from the Garden of Eden and by the Israelites long before they were written down. Also the Sabbath was observed by God's prophets from creation and by the Israelites before Moses wrote them down at Mt. Sinai.


For Meditation: Read Exodus, Chapter 13.


SPEAKING IMAGES OF THE TRINITY


AS IN THE BEGINNING, under the Spoken Word, when the images of the Godhead (Trinity) on earth – a man (Adam), a woman (Eve), and children were represented by successive families (Noah, Abraham, etc.), just so, the family of


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Moses, Aaron, and Miriam were REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MALE AND FEMALE OFFICES OF THE GODHEAD ON EARTH, WHEN THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND THE SACRIFICIAL LAW WERE TO BE WRITTEN DOWN. First, Moses, a representative of the FATHER, second, Aaron, of the SON (Priest), third, Miriam, of The HOLY SPIRIT (Shekinah), were VISIBLE symbols of the Triune DIVINE Presence with the children of Israel: Moses, the Chief Prophet, Aaron, Moses' Prophet, and Miriam, the Prophetess. Through this family, God shows THREE DELIVERERS IN ISRAEL. Miriam acted as Moses' protector in infancy (Ex. 2:4), symbolizing the divine protection manifested by the Holy Spirit over those who are set apart for a special purpose, as Joseph, the type, and the MESSIAH, the antitype.


THE OBJECTS TO WHICH ALL THE SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS

POINTED


8. THE MESSIAH AND THE SHEKINAH – THE FAMILY OF GOD


"How much more shall the blood of Christ, who THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT (Holy Spirit) offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Heb. 9:14.


All the sacrificial offerings of the Mosaic system, both MALE AND FEMALE, were but SHADOWS of the TRUE SACRIFICES to be offered in ANTITYPE in the New Testament by the MESSIAH and the HOLY SPIRIT – by the blood and the fire -One Who died (MESSIAH, male), and One ever-living (Holy Spirit, female): one offering symbolizing DEATH, the other (alive) symbolizing LIFE (Heb. 9:14).


Under the direction of the Messiah and the Holy Spirit "The whole system of TYPES AND SYMBOLS was a compacted PROPHECY of the gospel, a presentation in which were bound up the PROMISES OF REDEMPTION" (A.A., p. 14); the Messiah and the Holy Spirit, our TWO Intercessors (Rom. 8:26, 34), male and female; TWO Sacrifices; TWO High Priests, the Messiah and Melchisedec (Heb. 7:1, 14-17), male and female; TWO turtledoves (a PAIR, Luke 2:22-24), male and female – THE MESSIAH, THE FIRST BORN SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE FIRST MOTHER are depicted as interceding before the Father for all mankind.


"For this Melchisedec. . .PRIEST of the Most High God. . . .ABIDETH A PRIEST CONTINUALLY. . . .our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. . . .after the SIMILITUDE (likeness) of Melchisedec (Holy Spirit Mother) there ariseth ANOTHER (the Messiah, a SECOND) priest (the SON of Melchisedec)." Heb. 7:1, 3, 14, 15.


"In the LAST ANALYSIS, however, the title MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT belongs to the HOLY SPIRIT. For example, 1 Peter 3:18-20 states that Christ preached to the antediluvians by the same 'Spirit' [the Spirit of Elijah] WHO 'quickened' Him. But as He preached by the Spirit in the Person of Noah, NOT OF HIMSELF, He thereby unfolded the truth that the Holy Spirit is in all His messengers alike." – 1 A.B., p. 79.


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". . .MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT means the HOLY SPIRIT (the INVISIBLE CHRIST) in Heaven's VISIBLE representative – be it Moses, John, Christ, Elijah, or some OTHER." – Ibid. (Parenthesis theirs)


"Melchizedek. . .the PRIEST of the most high God," (Gen. 14:18), in the Old Testament era as well as in the New Testament era ("abideth a priest CONTINUALLY, Heb. 7:3); whereas Her Son, Jesus, was not a priest until AFTER His ascension: "But after Christ's ascension His enthronement (appointment as Priest' in His mediatorial (priestly) kingdom was signalized by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. On the day of Pentecost the Spirit was given" – COL., p. 120.



"From time to time divinely appointed messengers of truth (inspired by the Holy Spirit Mother – Melchizedek) were to be raised up to call attention to the meaning of the SACRIFICIAL CEREMONIES, and especially to the promise of Jehovah concerning the advent of the ONE ('ANOTHER priest,' Heb. 7:15) toward whom all the ordinances of the sacrificial system pointed." – P.K., p. 687.


". . .His death was the antitype of all the sacrificial offerings, and that His ministry (priest AFTER the order of Melchizedek, Heb. 7:17) IN THE SANCTUARY IN HEAVEN was the great object that cast its shadow backward, and made clear the ministry of the Jewish (Levitical, not Melchizedek) priesthood." – A.A., pp. 246, 247.


AT THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST, the preparation for His great sacrifice, the symbol of the DOVE upon His head, encircling Him with a halo of purest light was an EARNEST of the PROMISE to RESTORE man and woman to their ORIGINAL PURITY to dwell in the sight of the Trinity and SPEAK WITH THEM FACE TO FACE (Rev. 22:4). A PARTIAL fulfillment occurred on the day of Pentecost in the Spirit's outpouring upon the 120 which was another TOKEN of the FINAL GLORY to be imparted to the remnant of God in the LATTER RAIN. "And after these things I saw ANOTHER angel (a message about the Holy Spirit) COME DOWN (descending) from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his (HER) GLORY." Rev. 18:1.


"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 (given to a woman, E. G. White) to the world. A parchment was placed in the angel's hand, and as he descended to the earth in power and majesty, he (SHE, the prophetess) PROCLAIMED A FEARFUL WARNING, WITH THE MOST TERRIBLE THREATENING EVER BORNE TO MAN." – E.W., p. 254. Read all of pages 254, 255.


So, today we are to understand that the revelation of the Priesthood of Christ was given, in fact, to FURTHER reveal a Priesthood, heretofore hidden, enclosed in the mystery of God-the "continual," "everlasting," "from the beginning," Priesthood of the Holy Shekinah (Holy Spirit), WHO through the revelation of the sacrificial system shall, now, build the Temple of the Lord (Zech. 6:13).


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TRUE SANCTIFICATION


OBSERVING "THE DAILY"


CONDITION OF RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT


THROUGH THE DIVINE PRESENCE


"Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; TWO LAMBS of the first year DAY BY DAY CONTINUALLY. The ONE LAMB thou shalt offer in THE MORNING; and the OTHER LAMB thou shalt offer AT EVEN; and with the ONE LAMB a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering. And the OTHER LAMB thou shalt offer AT EVEN, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of THE MORNING, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by FIRE unto the Lord. This shall be a CONTINUAL burnt offering THROUGHOUT YOUR GENERATIONS at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord: WHERE I WILL MEET YOU, TO SPEAK THERE UNTO THEE. And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and THE TABERNACLE SHALL BE SANCTIFIED BY MY GLORY. And I will SANCTIFY the TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION, and the ALTAR: I will sanctify also BOTH AARON AND HIS SONS, to minister to me in the priest's office. AND I WILL DWELL AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND WILL BE THEIR GOD. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, that brought them out of the land of Egypt, THAT I MAY DWELL AMONG THEM: I am the Lord their God." Ex. 29:38-46.


THE LORD'S PRAYER – THE KEY


"Thy kingdom come (to earth). Thy WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN." Matt. 6:10.


"THE DAILY" IN HEAVEN BEFORE REBELLION


"The HOUR (DAILY) for joyful, happy songs of praise to God and His dear Son (AND THE HOLY SPIRIT MOTHER) had come. Satan had led the heavenly choir. He had raised the first note; then all the angelic host had united with him, and glorious strains of music had resounded through heaven in honor of God and His dear Son (AND THE HOLY SPIRIT MOTHER)." – S.R., p. 25.


"THE DAILY" IN HEAVEN AFTER REBELLION


"THE HOUR OF WORSHIP (THE DAILY) draws nigh, when bright and holy angels bow before the Father (MOTHER, AND SON). No more will he (Satan) unite in heavenly song. No more will he bow in reverence and holy awe before the PRESENCE of the eternal God (the TRINITY)." – Ibid.


"THE DAILY" IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN


"Adam had themes for contemplation in the works of God in Eden which was


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HEAVEN IN MINIATURE." – R.H., Feb. 24, 1874.


"It was under the trees of Eden that the first dwellers on earth had chosen their SANCTUARY. There Christ had COMMUNED with the father of mankind. . . .He (Adam). . . .WAS IN DAILY COMMUNION WITH HEAVENLY BEINGS." DA., pp. 290, 117.


". . .the happy pair (Adam and Eve) greeted with joy the VISITS OF THEIR CREATOR, AS IN THE COOL OF THE DAY HE WALKED AND TALKED WITH THEM. DAILY (MORNING AND EVENING) God taught them His lessons." – M.H., p. 261. (Read Genesis 3:8)


"THE DAILY" AFTER ADAM AND EVE SINNED


"At the CHERUBIM-GUARDED GATE of Paradise the DIVINE GLORY was revealed. Hither came Adam and his sons to worship God. Here they renewed their vows of obedience to that law the transgression of which had banished them from Eden .... Here (at the gate of Eden) their ALTARS were reared, and their offerings presented (MORNING AND EVENING). It was here that Cain and Abel had brought their SACRIFICES, and God had condescended to COMMUNICATE with them." – P.P., pp. 62, 84. (Read Genesis, Chapter 4)


"The sacrificial offerings (MORNING AND EVENING) were ordained by God to be to man a PERPETUAL reminder and a penitential acknowledgment of his sin, and a confession of his faith in the promised REDEEMER. They were intended to impress upon the fallen race the solemn truth that it was SIN THAT CAUSED DEATH. To Adam, the offering of the FIRST sacrifice was a most painful ceremony. His hand must be raised to take life, which only God could give. It was the FIRST time he had ever witnessed death, and he knew that had he been obedient to God, there would have been no death of man or beast. As he slew the innocent victim, he trembled at the thought that his sin must shed the blood of the spotless Lamb of God." – Ibid., p. 68.


"With intense interest he (Satan) watched the SACRIFICES offered by Adam and his sons. In these ceremonies (THE DAILY) he discerned a symbol of COMMUNION between earth and heaven." – D.A., p. 115.


"...in the Child of Bethlehem was veiled the glory before which angels bow. THIS UNCONSCIOUS BABE WAS THE PROMISED SEED, TO WHOM THE FIRST ALTAR AT THE GATE OF EDEN POINTED." – Ibid., p. 52.


 "Christ was nailed to the cross between the THIRD AND SIXTH HOUR, that is between NINE AND TWELVE O'CLOCK. In the afternoon He died. This was the HOUR of the EVENING sacrifice. Then the veil of the temple, that which hid GOD'S GLORY from the view of the congregation of Israel, was rent in twain from top to bottom" – Letter 230, 1907.


"And it was the THIRD HOUR, and they crucified him. . . .And when the SIXTH HOUR was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the NINTH hour. And at the NINTH hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama


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sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God (MY FATHER), my God (MY MOTHER), why hast thou forsaken me?" Mark 15:25, 33, 34.


"IN THE ANTITYPE, Christ fulfilled the Sanctuary law of both the MORNING AND THE EVENING SACRIFICE (THE DAILY). He was nailed to the cross at the THIRD HOUR, 9 o'clock. . . .He died at the NINTH HOUR, 3 o'clock. . ." – The Daily, Part 1, p. 4.


"THE DAILY" AND ABRAHAM


"God selected Abraham as His messenger through whom to COMMUNICATE light to the world." – T., vol. 4, p. 523.


"By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went." Heb. 11:8.


". . .he builded an ALTAR unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord." Gen. 12:8.


"Then 'the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land.' His faith was strengthened by this assurance that the divine presence was with him, that he was not left to the mercy of the wicked. 'And there builded he an ALTAR unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.' Still a wayfarer, he soon removed to a spot near Bethel, and AGAIN erected an ALTAR, and called upon the name of the Lord." – P.P., p. 128.


"The life of Abraham, the friend of God, was a life of prayer. Wherever he pitched his tent, close beside it was built an ALTAR, upon which were offered the MORNING AND EVENING (THE DAILY) sacrifice." – T., vol. 7, p. 44.


". . many a roving Canaanite, whose knowledge of God had been gained from the life of Abraham His servant, tarried at that ALTAR to offer sacrifice to Jehovah."-Ed., p. 187.


"THE DAILY" AND ISAAC AND JACOB


". . Isaac had been trained from childhood to ready, trusting obedience, and as the purpose of God was opened before him, he yielded a willing submission. He was A SHARER IN ABRAHAM'S FAITH. . ." – P.P., p.152.


"Crossing the Jordan, 'Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan.' (Genesis 33:18, R.V.) Thus the patriarch's prayer at Bethel, that God would bring him again in peace TO HIS OWN LAND, had been granted. For a time he dwelt in the vale of Shechem. It was here that Abraham, more than a hundred years before, had made his first encampment and erected his FIRST ALTAR, in the land of promise. Here Jacob 'bought the parcel of ground, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money. And he erected there an ALTAR, and called it El-elohe-Israel' (Verses 19,20) -God, the God of Israel.' LIKE ABRA-


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HAM, JACOB SET UP BESIDE HIS TENT AN ALTAR UNTO THE LORD, CALLING THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD TO THE MORNING AND THE EVENING SACRIFICE." – Ibid., p. 204.


"THE DAILY" AND THE SANCTUARY UNDER MOSES


"In order that the EARTHLY tabernacle might represent the HEAVENLY, it must be perfect in all its parts, AND IT MUST BE, IN EVERY SMALLEST DETAIL, LIKE THE PATTERN IN THE HEAVENS." – C.T., p. 60.


'The ministration of the EARTHLY sanctuary consisted of two divisions; the priests ministered DAILY in the holy place, while ONCE A YEAR the high priest performed a special work of atonement in the most holy. . . .DAY BY DAY the repentant sinner brought his offering to the door of the tabernacle and, placing his hand upon the victim's head, confessed his sins, thus in figure transferring them from himself to the innocent sacrifice." – G.C., p. 418.


"Every MORNING AND EVENING a lamb of a year old was burned upon the altar, with its appropriate meat-offering, thus symbolizing the DAILY consecration of the nation to Jehovah, and their CONSTANT dependence upon the atoning blood of Christ. . . .Only an offering 'without blemish' could be a symbol of His perfect purity who was to OFFER HIMSELF as 'a lamb without blemish and without spot.' (1 Peter 1:19)." – P.P., p. 352.


"In the offering of incense the priest was brought more directly into the PRESENCE of God than in any other act of the DAILY ministration. . . .AS THE CLOUD OF INCENSE AROSE, THE DIVINE GLORY DESCENDED UPON THE MERCY-SEAT AND FILLED THE MOST HOLY PLACE, AND OFTEN SO FILLED BOTH APARTMENTS THAT THE PRIEST WAS OBLIGED TO RETIRE TO THE DOOR OF THE TABERNACLE." – Ibid., p. 353.


"As the priests MORNING AND EVENING entered the holy place at the time of incense, the DAILY sacrifice was ready to be offered upon the altar in the court without. This was a time of intense interest to the worshipers who assembled at the tabernacle. Before entering into the PRESENCE of God THROUGH THE MINISTRATION OF THE PRIEST, they were to engage in earnest searching of heart and confession of sin. They united in silent prayer, with their faces toward the holy place. Thus their petitions ascended WITH THE CLOUD OF INCENSE, while faith laid hold upon the merits of the promised Saviour prefigured by the atoning sacrifice" – Ibid.


"BY BLOOD AND BY INCENSE (symbol's of TWO Intercessors – Messiah and the Shekinah), God was to be approached, – symbols pointing to the great Mediator, through whom sinners may approach Jehovah, and through whom alone mercy and salvation can be granted to the repentant, believing soul." – Ibid.


"THE DAILY" AND ELIJAH, DANIEL, AND EZRA


"Elijah at the HOUR OF EVENING SACRIFICE repairs the altar of God which the apostasy of Israel, has allowed the priests of Baal to tear down. He does not


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call upon one of the people to aid him in his laborious work. The altars of Baal are all prepared; but he turns to the broken-down altar of God, which is more sacred and precious to him in its unsightly ruins than all the magnificent altars of Baal. . . .With calmness and solemnity he repairs the broken-down altar with twelve stones, according to the number of the twelve tribes of Israel. . . .He then reverentially bows before the unseen God, raises his hands toward heaven, and offers a calm and simple prayer (1 Kings 18:31, 32)." – T.,vol. 3, pp. 284, 285.


"No sooner is the prayer of Elijah ended, than flames of fire, like brilliant flashes of lightening, descend from heaven upon the upreared altar, consuming the sacrifice (1 Kings 18:37, 38). . ." – P.K., p. 153.


". . .when in later times the Jews were scattered as captives in distant lands, they still AT THE APPOINTED HOUR turned their faces toward Jerusalem, and offered up their petitions to the God of Israel. IN THIS CUSTOM CHRISTIANS HAVE AN EXAMPLE FOR MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER." – P.P., p. 354.


"With calmness he (Daniel) performed his duties as chief of the princes; and at the HOUR OF PRAYER he went to his chamber, and with his windows open toward Jerusalem, in accordance with his usual custom, he offered his petition to the God of heaven (Dan. 6:18)." – P.K., p. 541.


"At the time of the EVENING SACRIFICE, Ezra rose, and, once more rending his garment and his mantle, he fell upon his knees, and unburdened his soul in supplication to Heaven. . . .This was the beginning of a wonderful REFORMATION . . . .More than two thousand years have passed since Ezra 'prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it' yet the lapse of time has not lessened the influence of his pious EXAMPLE (Ezra 9:5)." – Ibid., pp. 620, 622, 623.


"THE DAILY" AND THE MESSIAH


"The DAILY SERVICE consisted of the MORNING AND EVENING burnt offering, the offering of sweet incense on the golden altar, and the special offerings for individual sins. And there were also offerings for sabbaths, new moons, and special feasts. Every MORNING AND EVENING a lamb of a year old was burned upon the altar, with its appropriate meat-offering, thus symbolizing the DAILY consecration of the nation to Jehovah (Ex. 29:39-46). . ." – P.P., p. 352.


"Christ was standing at the point of TRANSITION between two economies and their two great festivals. He, the spotless Lamb of God, was about to present Himself as a sin-offering, that He would thus bring to an END the system of types and ceremonies (the animal sacrifices) that for four thousand years had pointed to His death." – D.A., p. 652.


"IN THE ANTITYPE, Christ fulfilled the Sanctuary law of both the MORNING AND THE EVENING SACRIFICE. He was nailed to the cross at the THIRD HOUR, 9 o'clock (Num. 28:4). 'And when they had crucified him . . . .it was the THIRD HOUR. . .Mark 15:24, 25. He died at the NINTH HOUR, 3 o'clock. . ." – The Daily, Part 1, p. 4. (Parenthesis theirs)


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"When the loud cry, 'it is finished,' came from the lips of Christ, the priests were officiating in the temple. It was the HOUR of the EVENING SACRIFICE." – D.A., p. 756.


"As the high priest was ready to slay the lamb, the *DAILY typical EVENING service, AT THE NINTH HOUR, 3:00 p.m., which pointed to Jesus, the ANTI-TYPICAL LAMB, the veil of the temple between the holy and the most holy place, where the high priest was forbidden to enter except once a year on the occasion of the day of Atonement, was rent by the hand of Omnipotence, and the TYPICAL SACRIFICE escaped (Mark 15:33-38). HERE WAS SHOWN THE TRANSFERRAL OF THE 'DAILY' FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN (Passover, A. D. 31)." – The Daily, Part 2, p. 8.


". . what was done in TYPE in the ministration of the earthly sanctuary (bringing the FRESH WARM BLOOD of the lamb into the holy place and offering it before the veil) is done IN REALITY (in A.D. 31, on Friday at 3:00 p.m.) in the ministration of the heavenly sanctuary (Heb. 9:14)." – G.C., p. 420.


"Why did Jesus cry out TWICE to God, and why did He ask, why THEY had forsaken Him? In the first place, there are TWO members of the Godhead besides Jesus, and He called TO THEM BOTH, God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit. When they left Him Jesus knew that He was dying. Why did the Father and the Holy Spirit both leave Jesus? Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit from the day John baptized Him (Mark 1:9,110). He, the Son of Gods, had given His life to redeem man and it was necessary to fulfill the sanctuary law, for His blood to be mediated in the heavenly sanctuary AT THE TIME OF THE EVENING SACRIFICE, when the blood of the sacrifice must be offered as the seventh-day Sabbath drew on. Therefore, it was mandatory the Messiah's Father sit on His throne as the Holy Spirit, acting in the capacity of High Priest, Melchizedek, mediated the blood of the Son, the Sacrifice, in the HEAVENLY SANCTUARY. Consequently, we see not only the Son involved in the sacrifice of His life to redeem man, but also, ALL HEAVEN and the Triune Godhead, the whole Heavenly Family were involved .... The TRANSFER of the temple service from the EARTHLY sanctuary, offering of the blood of animals, which was a pattern of the Heavenly, was accomplished by offering the blood of the Son of Gods in the HEAVENLY sanctuary by the ETERNAL SPIRIT, Melchizedek (Heb. 9:14)." –The Daily, Part 2, pp. 7,8. (Parentheses theirs)


"THE DAILY" AND THE WAVE-SHEAF OFFERING


"Christ's crucifixion on the cross, the rending of the veil on Friday, and His resting in the grave on the SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH, signified THE ENDING OF THE TYPICAL EARTHLY TEMPLE CEREMONIES. At that time, the Mosaic dispensation with the presence of the Holy Shekinah, the offering of animal sacrifices, and the Levitical priesthood officially ENDED. The Messiah's RESURRECTION on the first day of the week, the offering of the wave-sheaf at Passover time in the heavenly courts, on the morrow after the Sabbath (Lev. 23:11; before the Eternal Father, SIGNALIZED THE BEGINNING OF THE HEAVENLY SANCTUARY 'DAILY,' MORNING AND EVENING, TEMPLE SERVICE IN THE HOLY PLACE (John 20:17)." – S.L.F.H., p. 96. (Parenthesis theirs)


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"THE DAILY" AND THE EARLY BELIEVERS


"While our High Priest was offering 'DAILY' [MORNING AND EVENING] in heaven, the Apostles were offering DAILY [MORNING AND EVENING] in the temple ON EARTH (Acts 3:1) the emblems of His broken body and spilt blood, the bread and the wine (Acts 2:46) from house to house [9 AND 3 O'CLOCK]." – Ibid., p. 97. (Parentheses theirs, brackets ours)


"THE DAILY" – TAKEN AWAY


"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that DAY shall not come, except there come a falling away first (FROM THE TRUTH), and that MAN OF SIN be revealed, the son of perdition." 2 Thess. 2:3.


"And he (the man of sin) shall speak words against the most High. . .and think to CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS (times: the 'Daily,' seventh-day Sabbath, New Moons, Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles; laws: MORAL AND CEREMONIAL). . . " Dan. 7:25.


"Yea, he (the man of sin) magnified himself even to the prince of the host (Christ), and by him (the man of sin) the DAILY SACRIFICE (Christ) was TAKEN AWAY, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down." Dan. 8:11.


Christ was "TAKEN AWAY," or replaced by the "man of sin" who "magnified himself" to be God as he "cast down" the "place of his (Christ's) sanctuary" His dwelling place and the Sanctuary truths destroyed (70 A.D. – 538 A.D.).


"The NEW LAW (of the man of sin) has its own spirit, and its own SACRIFICE, and its own FEASTS (holy days) which HAVE TAKEN THE PLACE of those appointed in the law of Moses." – C.C., quoted in S.T., Nov. 4, 1919.


"We say, this Church. . .has the right to CHANGE the CEREMONIAL LAWS of the Old Testament (Dan. 7:25, 'change TIMES')." – C.E.M., 1934.


"THE DAILY" – REPLACED BY THE "ABOMINATION"


"Yea, he (the man of sin) magnified himself even to the prince of the host (Christ), and by him (the man of sin) the DAILY SACRIFICE was TAKEN AWAY and the place of his sanctuary was cast down." Dan. 8:11.


The "man of sin" took away the DAILY SACRIFICE, the partaking of THE EMBLEMS OF HIS BLOOD-SACRIFICE at 9 and 3 o'clock, by which the believers followed Christ in faith as He presented His Blood-Sacrifice to God at the same time in the Heavenly Sanctuary. The "man of sin" "cast down" Christ's sanctuary by taking away the knowledge of His DAILY MINISTRATION IN THE HEAVENLY SANCTUARY at 9 and 3, and setting up a counterfeit on earth.


". . they shall PLACE the ABOMINATION that maketh desolate." Dan. 11:31.


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"The 'sanctuary' and the 'DAILY' were replaced by the abomination (Dan. 11:31). The abomination must be some PAGAN RELIGIOUS institution and that Pagan DOCTRINE. . .was to make desolate" – S.R. , Vol. 2, p. 131.


The "man of sin" TOOK AWAY God's appointed DAILY HOURS of prayer at 9 and 3; he thereby made "desolate" (deprived) the believers of the knowledge of Christ's heavenly ministry at 9 and 3, and also the benefits of His mediation.


"THE DAILY" -- WHEN AND BY WHOM RESTORED?


"Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, HOW LONG shall be the vision concerning the DAILY SACRIFICE. . .trodden under foot? And he said unto me, UNTO TWO THOUSAND AND THREE HUNDRED DAYS; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed." Dan. 8:13, 14.


"Notice the marginal rendering of the text in Daniel 8:14, 'Unto two thousand and three hundred days.' Margin, 'EVENING AND MORNING.' (2300 morning sacrifices and 2300 evening sacrifices or 2300 days -dailies [In prophetic time, 2300 years according to Ezekiel 4].)" – The Daily, Part 1, p. 4. (Parenthesis theirs, brackets ours)



"I have appointed thee EACH DAY FOR A YEAR." Eze. 4:6.


"The Seventh-day Sabbath is a 'DAILY' in that it consists of a MORNING AND EVENING SACRIFICE (Num. 28:9, 10). According to Leviticus 23:2, it is the FIRST feast mentioned. The same is true of each of the special sabbaths enumerated in the chapter, each of which has its special offering, besides the continual, MORNING AND EVENING SACRIFICE, THE 'DAILY."' – Ibid., p. 5. (Parenthesis theirs)


"The sanctuary and Sabbath truths were restored in their proper place in 1844." – S.R., vol. 2, p. 133. That is, the truth BEGAN to be restored about them.


In the TIME of the end, EVERY DIVINE INSTITUTION IS TO BE RESTORED." – P.K., p. 678.


"In 1844, after the end of the 2300 days (years) of Daniel 8:14, the restitution of true worship was begun. It is TO CONTINUE UNTIL ALL THINGS ARE RESTORED BY ANTITYPICAL ELIJAH (Malt 17:11)." – S.L.F.H., p. 97. (Parentheses theirs) Study the following chart on page 24 at end of this section.


"Elias (Elijah) truly shall first come, and restore ALL THINGS." Matt. 17:11.


"REMEMBER ye the law of Moses my servant, which 1 commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments (the DAILY, and the sat, baths of the Lord). BEHOLD, I WILL SEND YOU ELIJAH THE PROPHET BEFORE THE COMING OF THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD." Mal. 4:4,5.


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"Prophecy MUST BE FULFILLED. . . .SOMEBODY is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah.. ." – T.M., p. 475.


"THIS IS THE SEVENTH ROUND, and those who desire to stand on Mt. Zion with the Lamb, live forever, never to see death; will be found observing His ordinances, laws, and statutes, including the MORNING AND EVENING sacred hours of worship, at 9 A.M. and 3 P.M., as restored BY THE ELIJAH OF TODAY. . ." – The Daily, Part 1, p. 8.



The 2300 Days



"THE DAILY" AND GOD'S PEOPLE TODAY


"When the method pursued by Abraham is followed, then, and then only, can any one of us be justified; there is no other way. 'And if ye be Christ's then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise,' (Gal. 3:29). 'If ye were Abraham's children, ye would DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM.' (John 8:39). Let us take notice of ABRAHAM'S FAITH, EXPERIENCE, AND JUSTIFICATION. 'Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the lord: look unto the rock whence ye were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. LOOK UNTO ABRAHAM YOUR FATHER.' (Isa. 51:1, 2). . . By simply DOING THE THINGS THAT GOD ASKED OF HIM he obtained this record: 'Because that Abraham OBEYED MY VOICE, AND KEPT MY CHARGE, MY COMMANDMENTS, MY STATUTES, AND MY LAWS.' "In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.' (Gen. 26:5, 4). Having childlike faith in the Word, AND DOING ALL GOD HAS SAID, is the ONLY SANCTIFICATION AND RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT IS CHRIST'S. Such are the children of Abraham, and to them is the promise. They openly declare that the blood of Christ has the power to save them from the bondage of sin, and from the condemnation of the law. The shall inherit the LAND FOR EVER and ever. THESE ARE


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THE ISRAEL OF GOD. There are no others, and THIS ONLY IS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SANCTIFICATION BY FAITH." – S.R., vol. 2, pp. 298, 300. (Parentheses theirs)


"There are many who fail to understand the RELATION OF FAITH AND WORKS. . . .'If ye were Abraham's children, ye would DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM.' John 8:39. And concerning the father of the faithful the Lord declares, 'ABRAHAM OBEYED MY VOICE, AND KEPT MY CHARGE, MY COMMANDMENTS, MY STATUTES, AND MY LAWS.' Genesis 26:5. Says the apostle James, 'FAITH, IF IT HATH NOT WORKS, IS DEAD, BEING ALONE.' James 2:17. And John, who dwells so fully upon love, tells us, 'THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD, THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS." 1 John 5:3." – P.P., pp. 153,154.


"From every. . .home a holy light should shine forth. Love should be revealed in action. . . .There are homes where this principle is carried out – homes where God is worshipped and truest love reigns. From these homes MORNING AND EVENING prayer ascends to God as sweet incense, and His mercies and blessings descend upon the suppliants LIKE THE MORNING DEW." – Ibid., p. 144.


"So the homes. . .should be lights in the world. From them, MORNING AND EVENING, prayer should ascend to God as sweet incense. As the morning dew, His mercies and blessings will descend upon the suppliants. Fathers and mothers, each MORNING AND EVENING gather your children around you, and in humble supplication lift the heart to God for help." – T., vol. 7, p.44.


"In every family there should be a FIXED TIME FOR MORNING AND EVENING WORSHIP." – Ibid., p. 43.


The HOUR OF PRAYER (9 and 3) should not be neglected for any consideration. Do not talk and amuse yourselves till all are too weary to enjoy the sense of devotion. To do this is to present to God a lame offering. AT AN EARLY HOUR in the evening (3 o'clock), when we can pray unhurriedly and understandingly, we should present our supplications, and raise our voices in happy, grateful praise. . ." – MYP. p. 342.


"The HOURS appointed for the MORNING AND EVENING sacrifice were regarded as sacred, and they came to be observed as the set time for worship throughout the Jewish nation. . . .In this custom Christians have an example of MORNING AND EVENING prayer. . .bowing MORNING AND EVENING to seek pardon for sins committed and to present their requests for needed blessings." – P.P., pp. 353, 354.


"MORNING AND EVENING (9 and 3) your earnest prayers should ascend to God for His blessing and guidance." – T., vol. 4, pp. 615, 616.


"The MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE DAILY MINISTRATION WAS THE SERVICE PERFORMED IN BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS .... Such was the work, that went on DAY BY DAY throughout the year." – P.P., pp. 354, 355.


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"SO IT IS NOW. . . .WE HAVE NEED OF A DAILY, YES, HOURLY (MORNING, 9 O'CLOCK AND EVENING, 3 O'CLOCK) MEDIATION FOR SIN AND UNCLEANNESS, much the more as the day approaches when wickedness and uncleanness are on every side do we, as believers, need the 'BREAD OF THE PRESENCE' ever near 'BEFORE THE FACE OF THE LORD' for us. . ." – The Daily, Part 1, p. 6.


". . .the MESSENGER (ELIJAH). . .1S TODAY TEACHING THE 'DAILY' MINISTRATION OF HIS BLOOD IN THE SANCTUARY ABOVE AND IS CALLING ALL ISRAEL TO THE DAILY WORSHIP HOURS, 9 AND 3, THAT EACH MAY BE PREPARED TO STAND IN THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY IN WHICH ELIJAH COMMANDS ALL TO, 'REMEMBER YE THE LAW OF MOSES'..." – Ibid., pp. 7, 8.


"Your obeying 'ALL THE COMMANDMENTS, AND THE STATUTES, AND THE JUDGMENTS' OF THE MORAL LAW OF MOSES, you see, is your EVIDENCE that you have been BORN AGAIN, that you have been endowed with POWER from above, that you are enabled to CHOOSE THE GOOD and to REFUSE THE EVIL, that you are the children of God. Keeping the COMMANDMENTS and the STATUTES in the Lord, then, is the LIGHT and SHIELD of your LIFE. It is the OUTWARD SIGN that by the life of Christ you have OVERCOME (Rev. 2:17; 3:12) the Enemy of your soul and body. This SYSTEM of worship, therefore, is truly the RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH that BRINGS the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST in the people of God ... .Yes, be convinced of the TRUTH which I have tried to present to you, for it is your LIFE, your PROSPERITY, your HEALTH and HAPPINESS, your ETERNITY." – T.G., vol. 2, pp. 24, 25.


"THE DAILY" AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS


". . what was done IN TYPE in the ministration of the earthly sanctuary is done IN REALITY in the ministration of the HEAVENLY SANCTUARY." – G.C., p. 420.


"The work of Christ in the sanctuary above, presenting HIS OWN BLOOD each MOMENT before the mercy-seat. . ." – T.S.S. W., p. 86.


"The wonderful SYMBOL of the LIVING bird dipped in the blood of the bird SLAIN and then set free to its joyous life [Lev. -14:4-8 J, is to us the SYMBOL of the ATONEMENT. There was death and life blended, presenting to the searcher for truth and hidden treasure, the union of the pardoning blood with the resurrection and life of our Redeemer. The bird slain was over living water; that flowing stream was a SYMBOL of the EVER FLOWING, ever cleansing efficacy of the BLOOD of Christ. . ." – S.D., p. 226. [Brackets theirs]


"The Redeemer. . .STILL SHEDS HIS SACRED BLOOD in the sinner's behalf." – R.H., Jan. 9, 1883.


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forth the heart's desire in penitential PRAYER (AT THE HOUR OF PRAYER, 9 AND 3 O'CLOCK). Such prayer will bring before the Lord of hosts the wounds of Jesus, and then WILL FLOW FORTH AFRESH THE LIFE-GIVING BLOOD. . ." – P.P., p. 411.


"THE DAILY" AND THE INTERCESSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


". . .the Spirit itself maketh INTERCESSION for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." Rom. 8:26.


"MORNING AND EVENING (AT 9 AND 3) the heavenly universe behold every household that prays, and the ANGEL WITH THE INCENSE (THE HOLY SPIRIT MOTHER), representing the blood of the atonement (of Her Son), finds access to God." – MS 15, 1897.


"Without a KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (MOTHER) as our INTERCESSOR TO MAKE EFFICACIOUS the precious blood of Christ, OUR INTERCESSOR. . .we cannot approach God. . ." – The Daily, Part 2, p. 8.


"And Melchizedek. . .was the PRIEST OF THE MOST HIGH GOD." Gen. 14:18. "For this Melchisedec (THE HOLY SPIRIT MOTHER). . .priest of the most high God. . .Without father, without mother (NOT CHRIST), without descent. . .neither beginning. . .nor end of life (OBVIOUSLY OF THE TRINITY). . .Abideth A PRIEST CONTINUALLY." Heb. 7:1, 3.


"THE DAILY" BRINGS THE "GLORY" OF GOD!


"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel. . . .And let them make me a sanctuary; THAT I MAY DWELL AMONG THEM. . . .And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up. . . Then a CLOUD COVERED THE TENT OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD FILLED THE TABERNACLE." Ex. 25:1, 2, 8; 40:17, 34


"SANCTUARY. . . .Dwelling place of the Holy Spirit." – B.C., vol. 7, p. 448.


"... the Holy Spirit is the Glory of God. . ." – T.T.D., Part 1, p. 21.


"... the Holy SHEKINAH, the VISIBLE manifestation of Jehovah's presence. . ." – P.P., p. 349.


"When the priest offered incense before the Lord (at the hour of prayer, 9 and 3, 'the daily'). . . THE DIVINE GLORY descended upon the mercy-seat and the most holy place. . ." – Ibid., p. 353.


"When the people OBEYED THE HOLY PRECEPTS (the commandments, statutes and judgments), the Lord was with them to work for them by his infinite power (SHEKINAH or GLORY). . ." – Ibid., p. 584.


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contempt upon the commandments, had despised their requirements, AND HAD GRIEVED THE SPIRIT (SHEKINAH-GLORY) OF THE LORD FROM AMONG THEM." – Ibid. (See 1 Samuel, Chapters 3-7)


Through disobedience to God's requirements, Solomon's Temple was destroyed. "The holy Shekinah, in departing from the first temple, had stood upon the eastern mountain (the Mount of Olives), as if loath to forsake the chosen city. . ." – D.A., p. 829.


". . .before the destruction of the temple (they), removed the SACRED ARK. . .and. . .secreted it in a cave where it was to be hid from the people of Israel, because of their sins. . . .That sacred ark is yet hid." – S.G., vol. 4, p. 115.


"The glory (SHEKINAH – HOLY SPIRIT) had indeed departed from Israel when the symbol (the ark of the covenant) of the abiding presence and power of Jehovah was removed from the midst of them." – P.P., p. 584.


"As for that place (cave where the ark is hidden), it shall be unknown until the time that God gather his people AGAIN together, and receive them unto mercy. Then shall the Lord shew them these things, and the GLORY of the Lord (THE SHEKINAH) SHALL APPEAR, AND THE CLOUD ALSO, as it was shewed under Moses. . ." 2 Macc. 2:7, 8.


". . then the tables of stone (in the ark of the covenant) hidden by God until that day, will be presented before the world as the standard of righteousness. . . .just as he wrote them." – R.H., Jan. 28, 1909, Mar. 26, 1908.


"In the CLOSING work of God in the earth, the STANDARD OF HIS LAW WILL be AGAIN exalted . . . .in the hour of greatest peril, the God of Elijah will raise up human instrumentalities to BEAR A MESSAGE THAT WILL NOT BE SILENCED. . . .God will not break His covenant, not alter the thing that has gone out of His lips. His word will stand fast forever, as unalterable as His throne. AT THE JUDGMENT, THIS COVENANT WILL BE BROUGHT FORTH, plainly written with the finger of God; and the world will be arraigned before the bar. . .to receive sentence." – P.K., pp. 186, 187.


"This covenant promise that God will literally 'DWELL AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL,' was not only to Israel after the flesh in the days of Moses and Aaron, BUT ALSO TO ISRAEL BY THE PROMISE, the apostolic church, and EVEN TO THE CHURCH IN OUR DAY. Certainly, when the future purified church, the 144,000, stand on Mt. Zion with the Lamb before the 1,000 years (Rev. 14:1-5), the PRESENCE OF GOD'S GLORY WILL BE WITNESSED AT THE DOOR OF THE CONGREGATION AT THE TIME OF THE MORNING AND EVENING HOURS OF THE 'DAILY' SACRIFICE." – The Daily, Part 2, p. 3. (Parenthesis theirs)


"When the priest (anciently) offered incense before the Lord. . .the DIVINE GLORY (Holy Shekinah) descended upon the mercy-seat and filled the most holy place. . ." (P.P., p. 353); so likewise today, "if Israel would keep their appointment with Him at the two sacred hours of prayer: the MORNING AND


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EVENING SACRIFICE at the 3rd hour – 9:00 a.m., and the 9th hour – 3:00 p.m., He would meet with them at the door of the tabernacle, and would sanctify the altar, the tabernacle, the consecration, and the priests (by the Ho1y Shekinah Glory). . ." – Ibid.


"When we follow the HUMBLE BIBLE WAY, WE SHALL HAVE THE MOVINGS OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD. . . .Duties are laid down in God's Word, the performance of which will keep the people of God humble and separate from the world. . . .The washing of feet and partaking of the Lord's supper should be more frequently practiced (DAILY at 9 and 3)." – E.W., p. 116. "The salvation of men depends upon a continual (DAILY) application to their hearts of the cleansing blood of Christ. Therefore, the Lord's supper was not to be observed only occasionally or yearly, but more frequently (DAILY at 9 and 3) than the annual passover." S.G., vol. 3, p. 228.


The DAILY SACRIFICE of Daniel 8:11,12 which was taken away by the little horn of Daniel 8:9 is the SAME DAILY that the Messiah, as the Lamb of God, RESTORED in antitype in A.D. 31, when he was put on the cross at the morning sacrifice (9:00 o'clock) and died at the TIME of the evening sacrifice (3:00 o'clock) on Friday within the Passover week. It was at this TIME of the MORNING and EVENING SACRIFICE that the Apostles celebrated the LORD'S SUPPER which was instituted as a MEMORIAL of His SACRIFICE on the cross and which His disciples were to observe until His return. Thus, the SACRIFICIAL SERVICE is observed by the Messiah IN ANTITYPE in HEAVEN (Hebrews, Chapter 8) while His followers observe the Lord's Supper on earth to keep fresh the MEMORY of His great SACRIFICE in A.D. 31, as well as His DAILY ministration in the Heavenly Sanctuary now.


"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. . . .And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." Acts 2:42, 46, 47.


"Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour." Acts 3:1.


"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place . . . . For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day." Acts 2:1, 15.


Clear evidence is on record to show that the Apostolic Church observed the Temple service and the Lord's Supper at the morning and evening hours of prayer AFTER the cross.


"Then, why not serve the emblems (the bread and the wine) at the headquarters of the church, 'Daily,' continually? THIS IS A REQUIREMENT OF GOD IN ORDER THAT WE MAY MEET THE CONDITIONS TO RECEIVE THE PRESENCE OF GOD'S GLORY made manifest in pre-Pentecostal power. . . .We see by the weight of Scriptural evidence that the observance of the 'Daily' is manda-


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tory in the reception of the gift of the Holy Spirit by the church." – The Daily, Part 2, p. 4. (Parenthesis theirs)


"And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: FOR UPON ALL THE GLORY SHALL BE A DEFENCE." Isa. 4:5.


"And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a NEW NAME, which the mouth of the Lord shall name." Isa. 62:2.


"And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." Isa. 40:5. (Read the whole Chapter)



The Two Offerings



"TWO" PARACLETES


WHAT IS A PARACLETE?


"PARACLETE (par'e klet), n. the Holy Ghost; the Comforter: It was approaching the third hour, the hour at which the Paraclete originally descended upon the Apostles (Cardinal Newman). [Old French paraclet, learned borrowing from Latin paracletus Greek parakletos advocate; (literally) one called to aid parakalein to call (in) – beside + kalein to call; to comfort, console] " – The World Book Dictionary, p. 1493. (Parentheses and brackets theirs)


"PARACLETE n. 1. One called to aid. . .an advocate or intercessor. 2. (Cap.) THE HOLY SPIRIT; THE COMFORTER. . .(person called in to help, a helpmate.) " – The Random House Dictionary of English Language.


Note: Eve was termed an "helpmeet" for the "first Adam." The Holy Spirit Mother was given as an helpmeet for Christ's work on earth after He ascended to Heaven as the SECOND ADAM.


"PARACLETE – (Advocate, Intercessor). . .The SIN OFFERING is like the paraclete before God 'it INTERCEDES for man and IS FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER. . .a thank offering for the pardon obtained. . .TWO daily BURNT OFFERINGS are called 'the TWO PARACLETES.'. . . The paraclete or INTERCESSOR. . .is called 'an INTERCEDING ANGEL,'. . ." – Jewish Dictionary, pp. 514 , 515.


"My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an ADVOCATE with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." 1 John 2:1.


"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you ANOTHER COMFORTER, that he may abide with you for ever." John 14:16.


In this discourse the Holy Spirit is presented as "another Advocate" (Paraclete); and at the same time, this common term acquaints us with TWO persons, CHRIST and the HOLY SPIRITBOTH with the SAME NAME, both termed Paraclete (Jesus, verse 26).


In the New Testament. . .rendered, consolation, a consoler which is one of the accepted names of the Holy Spirit – an animater, a support, a defender, and more suitable, in this particular sense, for the Holy Spirit Who is a unique advocate (Paraclete). (See Froom's The Coming of the Comforter, pp. 38, 39.)


"Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." John 14:17.


The Saviour said, after I go away, the Paraclete will be with you forever, at your side; in you, and will make everything plain, recall all my words to you (John 14:26), guide you into all truth (John 16:13) and make plain what is STILL TO COME.


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On His last night with His disciples Jesus promised "ANOTHER COMFORTER" Who would abide with His followers forever (John 14:16). The term Parakletos translated "Comforter," (KJV), "Counselor" (RSV), means, literally "ONE CALLED ALONGSIDE". . . .to carry on the functions of Jesus in all the world through the ages.


Without John's revelation after the Last Supper, we would not know that the Holy Spirit is "ANOTHER Paraclete," "another Comforter," as Jesus is – "another PERSON" of the Godhead bearing HIS NAME (John 14:26).


Jesus is away – but since the day of Pentecost He was replaced ON EARTH by "another Paraclete," the Holy Spirit, sent from Heaven, "come down," in His Own name (Rev. 18:1-4).


The work Jesus (Paraclete) BEGAN is COMPLETED by "ANOTHER" (Paraclete) Who makes clear HOW Jesus fulfilled the Scriptures, the meaning of HIS message (words), actions, and leads into ALL TRUTH to come, which is "Life Eternal!"


The mission of the FIRST Messiah was indeed to ANNOUNCE the second, "another," THE HOLY SPIRIT, Who in His name should FINISH the work of redemption that He BEGAN – the acceptance of WHOM, is to "enter into life without death."


In the sense of an "Intercessor" the name, Paraclete, is given to the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; Rom. 8:26).


Conclusively, therefore, CHRIST, our Advocate, Intercessor, Paraclete, promised "ANOTHER" (John 14:16) Advocate, Intercessor (Rom. 8:26), Paraclete to come in HIS NAME (John 14:26; 15:16).


At the FIRST ADVENT THE HOLY SPIRIT SENT CHRIST (Paraclete) in a NEW NAME, then, into the world to represent God's people before the Father's Throne, in a PROPHETIC MESSAGE about Himself, beginning A.D. 27.



Before the SECOND ADVENT JESUS PRAYS THE FATHER TO SEND THE HOLY SPIRIT (Paraclete) first in a PROPHETIC MESSAGE, in the NEW NAME of the Messiah (Branch) to SEAL (Rev. 3:12; E. W., p. 15), and INTERCEDE for the living before His Father's Judgment Throne for the LIVING who shall never die.


The church (woman) and the Holy Spirit are synonymous terms. Into the True Church is gathered the scattered peoples of earth by the power of The Spirit of Prophecy, the Holy Spirit (Mother), to be translated to the Heavenly Jerusalem – the MOTHER OF US ALL (Gal. 4:26). She is symbolized by the woman, Sarah, Mary, Ellen G. White, and ANOTHER WOMAN, in the time of the Judgment for the LIVING, who reveals ONE who never dies, even the Holy Spirit Mother, the Holy Shekinah, the Glory of the Everlasting Father.


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Knowing the gender of the Holy Spirit, we can now compare this Paraclete (Female) with the Church (woman). They have the same root. BOTH come from "Caleo," Greek, or "Vocare," Latin. The church (believer), is "filled with," "One in the SPIRIT," with HER the Holy Spirit, the church's Advocate (Paraclete) before the Father.


In Revelation 12 the WOMAN, Church, a SYMBOL of the Holy Spirit, triumphs

over Satan. The Church and the Spirit (Paraclete) are ONE – same gender (FEMININE), SAME WORK. The "Church," She, is an INTERCESSOR (Paraclete) for sinners before God.


The NEW NAME of the Holy Spirit, BRANCH (Jer. 33:15, 16) seals us unto the Day of Redemption, therefore: "Grieve NOT the Holy Spirit. . . .whereby ye are sealed." Eph. 4:30.


"All the attributes of the Spirit revealed in the O.T. are disclosed in the N.T. in exercise.The doctrine of the Spirit advances beyond the teaching of the O.T. chiefly in becoming more definite in respect to his PERSONALITY. Though the word spirit is NEUTER in Greek and FEMININE IN HEBREW, yet the Spirit is sometimes called WHO, not which, the masculine form of the pronoun being used. . .cautiously. . ." – A Dictionary of the Bible, by John D. Davis, under "Holy Ghost."


THE BRANCH


"The Lord had GREAT PLANS for the HEBREW NATION when it was FIRST established. It was His purpose that it should be a MESSENGER of LIGHT and TRUTH to the WORLD, and that its beneficent influence should CONTINUE TO GROW until it embraced the EARTH and brought LIFE and PEACE to ALL MEN. But because of DISOBEDIENCE the nation was to be humbled and TAKEN CAPTIVE . . . .Nevertheless, through the seed of David A KING would ARISE AND ACCOMPLISH what David and his successors on the throne of Judah had THUS FAR FAILED TO ACCOMPLISH. When the nation had been cut down, and ONLY A STUMP, as it were, REMAINED, there would SPRING FORTH from the seemingly lifeless roots a BRANCH THAT WOULD GROW AND FLOURISH (see Isa. 4:2; 53:2; Rev. 5:5; 22:16). It would become a "TREE" of righteousness, and ULTIMATELY FILL THE ENTIRE EARTH, giving PEACE and gladness to ALL MANKIND. The picture thus given is one of the COMING GOLDEN AGE OF JOY AND SPLENDOR, when all the EARTH WILL REJOICE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS and the enemies of right and peace will be utterly and eternally laid low. To this scene Isaiah returns again and again (see Chs. 35:6-10; 65:17-25; 66:22,23). The picture of JESUS as the righteous BRANCH is also found in Jer. 23:5, 6; 33:15-17; Zech. 3:8; 6:12, 13. For the DUAL nature of the promise made to David, see. . .Deut. 18:15 [read also verses 18 and 19]." – 4 B.C., p. 158. (Parentheses theirs, brackets ours)


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NEW TESTAMENT – MESSENGERS OF THE COVENANT


SUMMARY


A portrait of the Old Testament Messengers of the Covenant has been presented. But most importantly, the New Testament era is replete with Messengers of the NEW Covenant- Mary, John the Baptist, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Peter and the Apostles, Luther, and the reformers, William Miller, E. G. White, Jones and Waggoner, and OTHERS, V. T. Houteff, Ben L. Roden, Lois I. Roden, etc. – all teaching the glorious Truths of the Heavenly Sanctuary as it concerns those living "upon whom the ENDS of the world are come." 1 Cor. 10:11.


In 1844 a woman, Ellen G. White, came with a prophetic message of the Third Angel about the Intercession of Christ, the Second Angel, in the Heavenly Sanctuary beginning for the dead – "a coming" of the Messiah, to the Investigative Judgment in the Books of Heaven. (Read Revelation, Chapter 14, about the Three Angels.)


"Daniel 7:13,14. The coming of Christ here described is NOT His second coming to the earth. He comes to the Ancient of Days IN HEAVEN to receive dominion and glory and a kingdom, which will be given Him at the CLOSE of His work as a mediator. IT IS THIS COMING, and NOT HIS SECOND ADVENT to the earth, that was FORETOLD IN PROPHECY to take place at the termination of the 2300 days in 1844. Attended by heavenly angels, our great HIGH PRIEST ENTERS THE HOLY OF HOLIES and there APPEARS in the PRESENCE OF GOD to engage in the LAST ACTS of His MINISTRATION in behalf of man-to perform the work of INVESTIGATIVE JUDGMENT and to make an ATONEMENT for all who are shown to be entitled to its benefits (both dead and LIVING)." – G.C., p. 480.


To most theologians, then, this meant His SECOND COMING to earth but the prophecy said -for the cleansing of the SANCTUARY at the end of the 2300 days (years) (Dan. 8:14). So we understand the Third Angel (The Holy Spirit) sent a message by a prophet, Ellen G. White, Her representative, to tell them about what Christ, the Second Angel, was doing in the Heavenly Sanctuary for the dead. The Judgment of the DEAD being a TYPE of the Judgment for the LIVING, we are to understand that a revelation of the TIME for it to start would also have to be made known to the remnant church by "another" angel's message, the FINAL phase of the THIRD, in the JUDGMENT FOR THE LIVING!

The ANNOUNCEMENT of just such a message came in 1930 by the messenger, V. T. Houteff, who said his message was the FINAL phase of the FIRST ANGEL'S MESSAGE to the Living (the initial phase being brought by William Miller in 1844, of the judgment message for the dead), claiming that his message was like John the Baptist who ANNOUNCED the FIRST coming of CHRIST and of the HOLY SPIRIT. "And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a DOVE, and it abode upon him (Christ)." John 1:32.


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dead), what timely Truth will the church then have for herself and for the world? What, indeed, if she does not NOW accept and practice the message of VERY PRESENT TRUTH, THE FINAL PHASE OF THE FIRST ANGEL'S MESSAGE which is PRESENTLY ANNOUNCING the stealthy APPROACH of JUDGMENT upon the LIVING, and which is knocking at each heart's door?" – W.H.R., p. 37.


Like John the Baptist in the TYPE, V. T. Houteff announced a message of Christ The BRANCH in the ANTITYPE. ". . .John's work an ensample of our work. John's work the type, ours the ANTITYPE." – 1 T.G.r., No. 36, p. 4.


"And there shall come forth a ROD (message of Truth) out of the stem of Jesse (S.D.A.), and a BRANCH (message of Truth) shall grow out of his roots." Isa. 11:1.


"Who is to bring this revival and reformation, this great change? – The BRANCH. And according to Isaiah 11:1 to 5, the BRANCH is the Lord, the Son of David." – Ibid., No. 8, p. 24.


V. T. Houteff said Christ Himself became a TYPE. ". . .logic demands that as Syria, Judah, Israel, and Assyria are types, so also IMMANUEL must be." –14 Tr,, p. 34) Therefore, His (Christ's) message (starting the Harvest – seven years in the type) was a TYPE of "another" Harvest MESSAGE to come in the END of the world. This message comes to explain the FINAL intercession of Christ and the HOLY SPIRIT under a NEW NAME.


Thus, the TYPE, "and His name shall be called JESUS" (Matt. 1:23), points forward to an ANTITYPE of Christ's message, under a NEW NAME for the OVERCOMERS (Rev. 3:12) in the time of the PURIFICATION of the remnant church, on earth, which is to be translated to Heaven without seeing death. See Isaiah 11:1 above, about a FUTURE prophecy of Jesus' coming in "ANOTHER" name, The BRANCH.


"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous BRANCH, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his NAME whereby HE shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS." Jer. 23:5, 6.


"And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a NEW NAME, which the MOUTH of the Lord shall name." Isa. 62:2.


"In those days, and at that time, will I cause the BRANCH of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the NAME wherewith SHE shall he called (THE BRANCH), THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS." Jer. 33:15, 16.


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NAME OF THE CITY OF MY GOD, which is NEW JERUSALEM, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him MY NEW NAME . . .He that hath an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone A NEW NAME WRITTEN, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it." Rev. 3:12; 2:17.


"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other NAME (His and Her NEW NAME) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12.


Therefore, such a message did come in 1955 by Ben L. Roden (the Second Angel's Messenger), bearing the "new name" (Isa. 62:2; Rev. 3:12) of Jesus, The "BRANCH," SHOWING A PROPHETIC DATE FOR THE JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING, or of what Jesus, the SECOND Angel, is doing NOW in the Heavenly Sanctuary for the Living in the Church. He revealed that, according to E. G. White, Christ as our INTERCESSOR was SOMETIME TO BE REVEALED in that beautiful prophecy of Him whose name is THE BRANCH, "a NEW name" (Isa. 62:2) for the overcomers in the remnant church (Rev. 3:12; 2:17); also, HE revealed that according to E. G. White, the 144,000 were to have THREE SEALS, THREE TRUTHS, a three-fold NAME in their foreheads.


"The 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious star containing JESUS' NEW NAME." – E. W., p. 15.


Notice, the THIRD seal is of Jesus' NEW NAME. Ellen G. White gives the key as to what this NEW NAME is during the JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING. "The work of Christ as man's INTERCESSOR is presented in that beautiful prophecy of Zechariah concerning HIM 'WHOSE NAME IS THE BRANCH."' – G.C., p. 415.


"Zechariah's vision (Chap. 3) of JOSHUA and the ANGEL (Branch) APPLIES with PECULIAR FORCE to the EXPERIENCE of God's people in the CLOSING UP of the great day of ATONEMENT for the LIVING." – T., vol. 5, p. 472.


Ben L. Roden, the messenger of the Second Angel (Christ, The Branch), made it clear that the prophecy of Isaiah 62:2 pointed forward to a time when the church was to receive A NEW NAME as E. G. White plainly declared that Jesus, "AS OUR INTERCESSOR," is revealed as "Him whose name is the BRANCH" (G.C., p. 415). His "INTERCESSION" is DURING the INVESTIGATIVE judgment for the dead. . .THEN for the LIVING!


Therefore, since the church is to receive A NEW NAME which must be revealed through Inspiration, by PROPHECY, as was the name of the Apostolic Church (the NEW NAME, JESUS came, then, at the end of the 69 weeks or 483 years); so it is now, the church shall take the title of His NEW NAME, THE BRANCH, DURING the investigative judgment for the LIVING in the church! The NEW name of Jesus (Branch), which the church (she) is to receive, was revealed at the end of the 430 year prophecy of Ezekiel 4.


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The "NEW" name, "JESUS," was introduced at the BEGINNING of the Harvest, in the TYPE, to the Jewish nation, A.D. 27. However, it was DURING the seven years between A.D. 27 and A.D. 34, on the DAY of PENTECOST, A.D. 31, thai the church AS A BODY received HIS NEW NAME at the end of 31/2 years (42 months)


So it s now in the ANTITYPE, His NEW NAME was introduced AT THE BEGINNING of the Harvest (Judgment for the Living) in the END of the world, 1955. But, sometime DURING the Harvest, judgment, the church will receive the NEW NAME BRANCH as a body.


"Israel is spelled with six letters. Had this name been more or less it would spoil the picture. Why? Because the six letters indicate the sixth section. Israel the true (the 144,000) are sealed at the close of the fifth section. Had the name been of seven letters, it would denote 'close of probation,' instead of 'BEGINNING OF HARVEST.' Israel, IN THE TIME OF HARVEST, will receive a NEW NAME by the mouth of the Lord. Read Isa. 62:2." – 1 S.R., p. 233. (Parenthesis theirs)


Likewise, Ben L. Roden made an application of the prophecies of Jeremiah 23: 5, 6 and 33:15, 16 which show that there was to be a prophetic message of a Branch HE, the LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, and a Branch SHE, the LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Elder Roden taught that his prophetic messages bears the masculine title of THE BRANCH "HE," and that the FEMININE TITLE of THE BRANCH "SHE" applies to the church, which is symbolized by a WOMAN.


"How long wilt thou go about, 0 thou backsliding daughter? for the Lord hath created a NEW thing (a new message) in the earth. A WOMAN shall compass a man (before the spiritual birth).' Jer. 31:22." – S.L.F.H., pp. 17, 18, by Ben L. Roden. (Parenthesis theirs)


"If, as Branches, we bring forth the fruits of righteousness in this harvest (judgment) time for the living in the church (8 T. 247:2), Jesus will purge us and we will bring forth more fruit, the great multitude, in the time of the great harvest or the Loud Cry when the Branch (church), SHE, is called 'The Lord our Righteousness.' Read. Jer. 33:15, 16. AT THAT TIME ANTITYPICAL DAVID WILL REIGN." – M.W.H., pp. 51, 52, by Ben L. Roden. (Parentheses theirs)


"Since the prophecy of isaiah 6 was present truth in Mrs. White's day, and the Third Angel's message has not been given to the world in a loud cry, also as Isaiah waxed 'bolder and still bolder in his predictions of the future triumph of the church,' P.K. 310, we can only conclude that this prophecy of Isa. 6 is PRESENT TRUTH TODAY and is the message of the THIRD ANGEL that will fill the earth with God's glory (by the angel Rev. 14:17,18; 18:1-4)." – H.F.S., p. 4, 1980 Edition, by Ben L. Roden. (Parenthesis theirs)


It was not until 1977 that the believers in the Branch movement began to realize that Jeremiah 33:15, 16 was to bring forth a MOVEMENT "within a movement" of ANOTHER Branch, SHE, the Lord our Righteousness. A PROPHETIC MESSAGE about the "NEW NAME" (Branch) of the THIRD Person Of the Godhead, THE HOLY SPIRIT, was revealed then.


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This conviction grew as Mrs. Ben L. Roden, the wife of Ben L. Roden, presented what she termed the FINAL phase of the THIRD Angel's Message, in a revelation of the PERSONALITY, GENDER, and INTERCESSORY WORK of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:26; Heb. 9:14) in the judicial phase of the judgment for the LIVING. She brought forth a message about the NEW NAME of Jesus being imparted to the church in a seven year antitypical harvest period (1977 - 1984), during which the Holy Spirit brings to mind and summarizes ALL revealed truth.


The prophetic message of The Branch (1955) ANNOUNCED the coming of The Branch, SHE, the Lord our Righteousness (jer. 33:15,16), even as CHRIST, in the TYPE, ANNOUNCED the coming of the Holy Spirit, the COMFORTER, on the day of Pentecost. "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you ANOTHER COMFORTER, that he may abide with you for ever. . . .But the COMFORTER, which is the Holy Ghost, 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." John 14:16, 26. "ANOTHER COMFORTER" IN HIS (JESUS') "NAME."


The first revelation of the WOMAN of Revelation 12 came September 27, 1973, but 1977 was the date pointed out in prophecy as the BEGINNING of the TIME when the Holy Spirit as our INTERCESSOR was presented in that beautiful prophecy of the WOMAN WHOSE NAME is the BRANCH (Jer. 33:15, 16). This prophecy by the THIRD ANGEL revealed what the HOLY SPIRIT is doing in the judicial work for the Living who shall be TRANSLATED without death. "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall NOT ALL SLEEP, but WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED." 1 Cor. 15:51. "Then we which are ALIVE and REMAIN shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." 1 Thess. 4:17.


"The 144,000 were all SEALED and PERFECTLY UNITED. On their foreheads was written, GOD, NEW JERUSALEM, and a glorious star containing JESUS' NEW NAME." – E.W., p. 15.


In vision, E. G. White showed the order in which the 144,000 receive the revelation of the THREE PERSONS OF THE GODHEAD. (1) GOD, (2) NEW JERUSALEM, (3) Jesus' NEW NAME, or three sealing Truths about the three Persons of the Trinity. It is quite evident that Sister White revealed the FIRST ONE – the NAME of GOD, the Father, as Creator, disclosed in the fourth commandment as Lord of the SEVENTH-day Sabbath. Therefore, TWO MORE PROPHETIC MESSAGES (angels) should REVEAL THE TRUTHS of the NAME of the New Jerusalem Church (WOMAN) and Jesus' NEW NAME – the name of Christ and the Holy Spirit "as our INTERCESSORS" during the judgment of the Living.


THE FIRST REVELATION OF THE TRINITY TO MANKIND


This is the order in which the three Persons of the Godhead were revealed by prophecy to the world: (1) The FATHER, by Moses (First Angel) at the end of the 430 years; (2) The SON, by Himself on the cross (Second Angel) as the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world (A.D. 31) in the MIDST of


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the last of the 70 weeks (490 years) of Daniel 9:25-27 or at the end of 69 1/2 weeks – 486 1/2 years; (3) The HOLY SPIRIT (Third Angel) by a SYMBOL, "as tongues of fire," on the day of PENTECOST A.D.31, at the end of 69 1/2 weeks or 486 1/2 years of Daniel 9:25-27.


But in the RECREATION, "restitution of all things"(Acts 15:16), the revelation of the THREE MEMBERS OF THE GODHEAD to the LIVING (as in Eden) IS IN THE ORDER OF THE CREATION STORY OF LIVING IMAGES OF GOD: GOD, the Father FIRST, Adam (First Angel); GOD, the Holy Spirit Mother, SECOND, Eve (Second Angel); and GOD, the Son, THIRD (seed of the woman, Gen. 3:15), (Third Angel).


This is the order in which the three Persons were TO BE REVEALED: The Father, first, The Mother (Holy Spirit), second, The Son, third, in the prophetic week (Dan. 9:27) or a 7 year period, a year for a day (Eze. 4), just before the end of 6,000 years.


The creation story shows the order in which the Godhead would be revealed to the church in the end of six thousand years even as Adam and Eve were created on the sixth day of the week.


The seven days of creation were a prophecy of 7,000 years during which the human family would be freed from sin and enter into their rest (Heb. 4:1-11) in the end of 6,000 years, counting one day as 1,000 years according to 2 Peter 3:8.


As the prophetic revelation of* the Godhead (1) The Father, was about 1500 years before (2) The Son was revealed, A.D. 31, we can see now that the prophetic revelation of (3) The Holy Spirit's PERSON is 1946 years after A.D. 31 beginning A.D. I 977, in the end of the 6,000 years of probationary time.


The real purpose of the Bible is to REVEAL THE GODHEAD (The Trinity) to humanity. Thus, the MESSAGES ABOUT THESE THREE HEAVENLY BEINGSTHREE ANGELS, have been REPEATED "FROM THE BEGINNING" TO RESTORE the lost IMAGE of God in Man (male and female).


To accomplish this, God has used different families on earth, made             the IMAGE of God (male and female). The first family, Adam and Eve, were created PERFECT and were commanded to REPRODUCE God's IMAGE (and theirs) in the earth by producing RIGHTEOUS CHILDREN. Even after sin entered other families were used to REPRESENT the Trinity in the earth, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses; then, came Mary who brought forth Jesus, the EXPRESS IMAGE of His Father's PERSON.


Notice, in the CREATION STORY, the father (Adam) and the mother (Eve), representations of God, the Father, and the Holy Spirit, Mother, were VISIBLE (after sin) and the SON (third angel) was INVISIBLE, "HIDDEN" in the PROPHECY of Genesis 3:15.


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the Former Rain (on THE DAY OF PENTECOST, A.D. 31), the PERSONS of the REPRESENTATIVES of GOD, the Father (Moses), and JESUS (Himself) were VISIBLE. But the PERSON of the HOLY SPIRIT was "HIDDEN," invisible, in the "tongues of fire" – a symbol of the FUTURE revelation of the Holy Spirit in the LATTER RAIN by a PERSONAL (Feminine) REPRESENTATIVE, A WOMAN, explaining the WORK and GENDER of the HOLY SPIRIT, a real PERSON of the Godhead; ONE "like" Jesus, an INTERCESSOR.


In THIS ORDER OF REVELATION (Creation Story), the Holy Spirit is depicted as the SECOND angel – EVE (feminine); while in the FIRST order of revelation to the WORLD, CHRIST is depicted as the SECOND Angel (masculine). Therefore, the PERSONAL MESSENGER of the HOLY SPIRIT, the THIRD ANGEL (in the first order of the revelation of the Godhead TO THE WORLD) IS NOW (in the order of the Creation Story of the Godhead, Romans 1:20), SHOWING WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT, the SECOND Angel (feminine) is doing in the Sanctuary ABOVE DURING THE JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING. So, we see that BOTH Christ and the Holy Spirit are called the "SECOND ANGEL."


Consequently, both can be said to represent the Mighty Angel of Revelation 18:1 , depending on the ORDER OF REVELATION to be shown; that is, in the ORDER OF CREATION, or in the first order of the PROPHETIC REVELATION of the Godhead to the WORLD – (1) under Moses, (2) Christ, and (3) the SYMBOL of the Holy Spirit, the Third PERSON (fire) on the day of Pentecost. THUS THE THIRD ANGEL'S (HOLY SPIRIT'S) Messenger IS NOW revealing what the SECOND Angel, the Holy Spirit (feminine), is doing in the Sanctuary above. "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed" to IMMORTALITY! (1 Cor. 15:51.)


Since Jesus said His Father would send "ANOTHER" Comforter in HIS NAME, we can understand that BOTH Christ and the Holy Spirit have the SAME NAME, interchangeable TITLES. For instance: Lord of Hosts, Intercessor, Advocate, BRANCH of Righteousness, Teacher of Righteousness, High Priest, Dove, Comforter, Melchisedec, True Witness, Paraclete, Messenger of the Covenant, SECOND ANGEL, Sacrifice, etc.


Besides Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Mrs. E.G.White, messenger of the Third Angel, Holy Spirit, was the only woman with a judgment message in the New Testament era to be chosen as the PERSONAL (feminine) representative of the Holy Spirit on earth. But, as she is not living there must be a REPETITION OF THE THIRD ANGEL'S MESSAGE in the antitype (E. W., p. 259) TO THE LIVING who shall never die. A LIVING REPRESENTATIVE of the THIRD Angel, the Holy Spirit (The Heavenly Person) has come – A WOMAN on earth, an IMAGE of the Holy Spirit – of the SAME GENDER, even as were Eve, Hagar, Sarah, Mary, and Ellen G. White.


Mrs. White revealed that there are THREE LIVING PERSONS OF THE GODHEAD, but she was not given light on the GENDER of the THIRD PERSON of the Heavenly Trio. The gender of the Father and Son are clearly taught in symbols throughout the Bible, but the nature of the Holy Spirit has been obscure and the GENDER not pronounced – not definite, "he" and "it" being used


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alternately as pronouns, and wind, fire, water, breath, etc., used as impersonal terms.


PERSONS have GENDER (male and female); therefore, the Bible gives the key to the GENDER of the HOLY SPIRIT in Romans 1:20. "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are CLEARLY SEEN, being understood by the things that are made, even his ETERNAL POWER and GODHEAD (The Trinity); so that THEY are WITHOUT EXCUSE." This Scripture says: "the invisible . . . Godhead" is "clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made" "from the CREATION." So, the Creation story tells us that a MAN and WOMAN were made in the IMAGE of TWO MEMBERS of the Godhead (Gen. 1:26, 27, "Let US make"); and that WE "ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE" if we do not know there is MALE and FEMALE represented in the Godhead (The Trinity). It is the Person of the Holy Spirit (Whose IMAGE was Eve), WHOSE ". . .GLORY OF THE UNCORRUPTIBLE GOD (the Holy Spirit)" was CORRUPTED and CHANGED "into an IMAGE made LIKE TO CORRUPTIBLE MAN" (Rom. 1:23). "And even as they did not LIKE to RETAIN God in their KNOWLEDGE, God gave them over to a REPROBATE MIND (saying that ALL THREE MEMBERS of the Godhead are MASCULINE) to do those things which are not convenient." Rom. 1:28.


Therefore, God's admonition to all who are guilty of this corrupt practice of changing the IMAGE of the Holy Spirit TO THAT OF CORRUPTIBLE MAN is: "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 (THE HOLY SPIRIT)." Acts 3:19. "And grieve not the HOLY SPIRIT of God WHEREBY YE ARE SEALED unto the day of REDEMPTION." Eph. 4:30.


We can now more fully understand what the servant of the Lord meant when she said, "I WAS AGAIN brought down through these messages (First, Second, and Third), and saw how dearly the people of God had purchased their experience." – E. W. p. 259.


"This same message (the SECOND Angel) is to be proclaimed the SECOND TIME. 'And after these things I saw ANOTHER angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with HIS (Jesus, the SECOND Angel in the order of prophetic revelation to the world) GLORY (of the Holy Spirit, His Mother, the SECOND Angel in the order of Creation or the THIRD Angel in the order of revelation to the world)." – T.M., p. 59.


"Then I saw ANOTHER MIGHTY ANGEL commissioned to descend to the earth, to UNITE his VOICE (message of the SECOND Angel) WITH THE THIRD ANGEL (E. G. White's message), and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory. . . .This message (SECOND ANGEL) seemed to be an ADDITION to the third message (E. G. White's message), JOINING IT as the midnight cry JOINED the second angel's message in 1844." – E.W., p. 277.


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standing the fact that a woman, E. G. White, was the messenger of the Third Angel in 1844. Likewise the SECOND ANGEL is represented by masculine terminology, though in fact, the messenger now is also feminine. Therefore, because the Bible refers to the Holy Spirit as HE does not mean SHE is masculine but that SHE carries the masculine family name of the Father.


THE ZOHAR:


THE CHERUBIM, THE SHEKINAH AND WISDOM


"Three times a day a miracle took place with the wings of the Cherubim. When the holiness of the king [i.e., God] revealed itself over them, the Cherubim, of themselves, stretched out their wings and covered their bodies with them. . . .cloud descended. . . .the wings of the Cherubim intertwined and they beat them and sang a song. . . .The two Cherubim, one male and one female, both sang. . . .Rabbi Yitzhak said: From this we learn that God is 'just and right,' that is, male and female (2), and likewise the Cherubim were male and female. (Zohar III. 59a.)" – The Hebrew Goddess, by Rafael Patai, Avon/Discuss Edition, pp. 95, 96.


Philo, eminent Jewish writer, also saw "the male and female Cherubim representing the male and female elements in God." – Ibid., p. 96.


"Hugo Greemann, in a study about the Ark expressed the view that originally there must have been two images in it, that of Yahweh and that of his wife Anathyahu. . . .Julian Morgenstern conjectured that the two sacred stones in the Ark originally 'represented Yahweh and, in all likelihood, His female companion (the Ceremonial Law – blood offering). . . .In the beginning, the story can be recapitulated, two images, or slabs or stone, were contained in the Ark, representing Yahweh and his CONSORT. . . .Following the destruction of the First Temple the idea slowly gained ground that the one and only God comprised two aspects, a male and a female one, and that the Cherubim in the Holy of Holies of the Second Temple were the symbolic representation of these two divine virtues or powers (female and male)." – Ibid., pp. 97, 98.


"SHEKHINA is the frequently used Talmudic term denoting the visible and audible manifestation of God's presence on earth. . . .in the late Midrash literature, the Shekhina concept stood for an independent, FEMININE divine entity prompted by her compassionate nature to argue with God in defense of man." – Ibid., p. 99.


". . .the figure of the Shekina. . .first appears in the Aramaic translation-para-phrase of the Bible, the so-called TARGUM ONKELOS. . . .Shekhina (sh'khinah) is a Hebrew abstract noun derived from the Biblical verb shakhan. . .and means literally 'the act of dwelling.' These abstract nouns, constructed from the verbal root-letters with the added -AH suffix, have the FEMININE GENDER." – Ibid., p.102.


"In the Apocrypha, this role of Wisdom is even more emphasized. . .'she [Wisdom]. . .it is therefore clear that Wisdom here was regarded as God's wife. Philo states quite unequivocally that God is the husband of Wisdom." – Ibid., p, 101.


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...The whole earth is full of his glory.



For further studies on these matters please see our other studies:

By Lois I. Roden:
The Bride of Christ
As An Eagle
By His Spirit
Behold Thy Mother, Part 1
Behold Thy Mother, Part 2
In Her Image
In The Beginning God...
In Their Image
Merkabah, Part 1
Merkabah, Part 2
Merkabah, Part 3
Merkabah, Part 4
Christ and the Holy Spirit, "Two Turtle Doves"
Christ and the Holy Spirit, Two "Turtle Doves" Jesus and Jonah (Dove) Part 2
The Wife of God
Monthly Field Letter, Sept. 12, 1985 – A "Mother" Eagle
Monthly Field Letter, November/December 1985 – Michael and Gabriel
Monthly Field Letter, January/February 1986 – The Holy Angels
Monthly Field Letter, February 12, 1986 – Michael, Gabriel, and the Spirit of Prophecy
Monthly Field Letter, March/April 1986 – The Angel of the Lord

By Doug Mitchell:
The Only Safe Sex is Holy Sex
The Real Ghost Story
Shelter From The Storm
The Poverty of Defeminization
Behold the Lamb of God
What The People Are Saying "Babylon, Babylon, Where Did They Get All Of Those Crazy (?) Ideas?"
It's all Greek to Them, The Holy Spirit He, She or It?
She is a Tree of Life
The Four Horns of the Altars of the Sanctuary

By Doug Mitchell and Steve Penners:
The Feminine Principle of Salvation
The "Only Begotten Son" of God

Shekinah Magazine:
Her Crusade: To tell the world the Holy Spirit is feminine
A History of Feminist Consciousness
'New' Concepts in Christianity Revive Ancient Ideas – Is Holy Spirit Best Seen as Female?
U.S. Woman Sees Holy Spirit as Female Figure
Women influence Assembly


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