LESSON NO. 7
May 25, 1958
(Revised - 1968)
|2. || ||Is first to the church, then to the world.|
|3. || ||Incurs "mark of beast," first in the church.|
|5. || ||Antitypical 3rd angel's message of Rev. 14:9 is presented by the 2nd angel of Rev. 18:4.|
|6. || ||Is the BRANCH -- a time prophecy movement.|
"These messages were presented to me as an anchor to the people of
God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away
by the many delusions of satan." Early Writings. p. 256.
"... The true understanding of these messages is of vital importance.
The destiny of souls hangs upon the manner in which they are received."
Early Writings pp. 258-259.
To this the Spirit of Prophecy attests:
|A. || ||"In 1888 in the General Conference held at Minneapolis, Minn.,
the angel of Revelation 18 came down to do his work, and was ridiculed,
criticized, and rejected and when the message he brings again will swell
into a loud cry, it will be ridiculed, and spoken against, and rejected
by the majority," E.G.W. "In taking up a Reproach." |
There are 3 main factors to consider in this statement.
|2. || ||Rejected by the majority when he returns.|
"The Kingdom is here again shown to start with something
small, but that little thing is to be like yeast in a loaf of
bread. What could the leaven be but an unpopular message ... put
into the Church, the loaf." 2 TG 11:6:2. (2 TG 44:44).
Kingdom ... starts ... with ... leaven ........ rising ...... in loaf.
Kingdom ... starts ... with ... Rev. 18:1 ... swelling ... in church.
Consider the typical Ceremonial Harvest:
Two loaves of bread baked with leaven were presented before
the Lord in the Sanctuary, signaling the completion and close
of the firstfruit harvest. (Lev. 23:17; Tract #3, pp. 75-77).
|Antitypically:|| ||Revelation 18:1 (leaven) prepares Judah and Israel (two loaves of bread).|
Leaven prepares bread to "stand."
"Then I saw another mighty angel ... descend to the earth
... The work of this angel comes in at the right time ... And
the people of God are thus prepared to stand in the hour of temptation
...." E. W. 277.
Revelation 18 prepares the 144,000 to stand without an intercessor.
Speaking of the finished product, the 144,000 (produced by the
"leaven" that Sr. White said '"will swell")
Inspiration describes them as:
"... only those who have withstood temptation in the strength
of the Mighty One, who will be permitted to act a part in proclaiming
it when it shall have swelled into the Loud Cry." R.& H.
Nov. 19, 1908.
|1. || ||Will swell: time of first-fruit harvest -- Rev. 18,
first in the church.|
|2. || ||Shall have swelled: ready for second-fruit harvest, Rev. 18 for
| || ||"With the completed judgment-message during the eleventh-hour,
the angels are to separate the people of God from the people of
the world." W.H.R 34:2.|
NO REJECTORS IN THE CHURCH AFTER THE SLAUGHTER!
|B. || ||"The prophet declares, 'And after these things I saw another angel
come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened
with his glory.' ... God has light for His people, and all who accept it
will see the sinfulness of remaining in a lukewarm condition." R.& H.
April 1, 1890.|
Revelation 18 brings light to AWAKEN the sleepers -- Laodiceans.
| || ||"... the Laodiceans themselves are if possible to be awakened
by the prophet Elijah..." G.C.S. 42-43 (1950 Edition).|
| || ||"... without his message we would die in our ignorance and in
our sins..." G.C.S. 22.|
NO AWAKENING IN CHURCH AFTER THE SLAUGHTER!
|C. || ||"In the manifestation of that power that lightens the earth with
the glory of God, they will see only something which in their blindness
they think dangerous ... and they will brace themselves to resist it.
Because the Lord does not work according to their expectations and ideas,
they will oppose the work. Why, they say, should we not know the Spirit
of God, when we have been in the work so many years? " R.& H. Nov.
7, 1918 Reprint. |
It is obvious that those spoken of are the "ancient men."
"...scoffed at, laughed at, ridiculed and scorned by men...
it is certainly expected that the new message and messengers, too,
will be received and treated no better but even worse." S.R.Jez.Let. #2:1:7.
NO OPPOSITION FROM "ANCIENT MEN" AFTER THE SLAUGHTER!
|D. || ||Now follows a picture of the church swept by Reformation: Revelation 18.|
| || ||"In visions of the night representations passed before me of
a great reformatory movement among God's people. Many were praising
God. THE SICK WERE HEALED, and OTHER MIRACLES were wrought. A spirit
of intercession was seen, EVEN AS WAS MANIFEST BEFORE the great day
of Pentecost. Hundreds and thousands were seen visiting families, and
opening before them the word of God... On every side doors were thrown
open to the proclamation of the truth... and there seemed to be a reformation
such as we witnessed in 1844." 9T 126.|
|1. || ||A great reformatory movement.|
"... 'revival and reformation' ... is... 'purifying' time ..." Tract #7:76.
"... harvest is ... the purification..." S.R. Jezreel Letter #3:1:5.
|Therefore:|| ||"Revival and Reformation is Harvest:|
"... eleventh-hour ... is (2) the harvest..." W.H.R. 40:1.
|Likewise:|| ||Revival and Reformation is Revelation 18.|
"The eleventh-hour message is none other than Revelation 18..." 2 S.R. 230-231.
|2. || ||"... even as was manifest BEFORE the great day of Pentecost." 9T 126.|
Before Loud Cry to the World.
|3. || ||Many were seen studying with families.|
"...that while the church, Jerusalem and Zion, is asleep and
naked... an awakening cry, a message comes urging her to arise..."
2 TG 44:43.
"... the eleventh-hour call finds its laborers 'standing idle,' 'in
the market place' (the church) ..." W.H.R. 46:3.
"... the first fruits are to be gathered 'one by one'..."
1 T.G.r 9:11.
NO REVIVAL AND REFORMATION AMONG LAODICEANS AFTER THE SLAUGHTER
|E. || ||"... when the work goes forward under the direction
of the angel who joins the third angel in the message to be given to the
world. God will use ways and means by which it will be seen He is taking
the reins in His own hands. The workers will be surprised by the simple
means that He will use to bring about and perfect His work of righteousness."
|1. || ||Rev. 18 joins the third angel of 1844 and directs and perfects
|2. || ||God takes the reins from the workers -- ancient men, and gives them
|3. || ||"... the antitypical David (the 'simple means') ." Tract
NO SURPRISED WORKERS AFTER THE SLAUGHTER!
|F. || ||"While the investigative judgment is going forward in heaven, while
the sins of penitent believers are being removed from the sanctuary, there
is to be a special work of purification ... among God's people upon earth."
| || ||"The harvest is ... the purification ..." S.R. Jezreel Letter #3:1:5.|
|Thus: || ||Purification is Harvest.|
"... eleventh hour ..... is .... the harvest ..." W.H.R. 40:1.
NO PUTTING AWAY OF SIN AMONG GOD'S PEOPLE AFTER THE SLAUGHTER!
The "Shepherd's Rod" also places Revelation 18 before the slaughter:
|A. || ||"The eleventh-hour message is none other than Revelation 18: -- the loud
cry of the Third Angel." 2 S.R. 230,231.|
"... only those who give ear to the eleventh-hour call are to be
spared in the separation..." W.H.R. 37.
The facts are plain:
|2. || ||Only those who listen to it are to be saved from death.|
NO CHANCE TO BE SPARED IF REV. 18 COMES ONLY AFTER THE SLAUGHTER!
|B. || ||"... the announcement of the separation of the saints from the sinners
originates with the eleventh-hour servants ... they are to cry aloud and
say, 'Awake, awake ... O Zion ...' " 2 TG 43:11.|
Yes, more plain facts:
|1. || ||No "Awake, awake O Zion" after the slaughter.|
|2. || ||Rev. 18 – 11th Hour Call (2 S.R. 230) imperative, lest the Church go on sleeping forever.|
NO SLEEPING CHURCH AFTER THE SLAUGHTER TO GIVE REVELATION 18 TO!
|C. || ||"... the eleventh-hour call finds its laborers 'standing idle,' 'in the
market place' (the church), doing nothing ..." W.H.R. 46.|
|1. || ||Would the servants be 'doing nothing' after the slaughter?|
|2. || ||After the slaughter the servants are the church.|
i.e. Those left are the wheat only: Pure – Church Triumphant.
|3. || ||Before the slaughter the laborers are in the church.|
i.e. Hidden remnant, wheat mixed with tares: Church Militant.
11th Hour -- Rev. 18 (2 S.R. 230) finds laborers (144,000 ) in Church
(mixed with tares).
NO IDLERS AFTER THE SLAUGHTER:
|D. || ||"Since all ten had oil in the lamps, but only half of them had the
oil in the vessels, the symbolism clearly discloses that, as always, the
whole church membership did not accept the message of the Judgment for the
Living ...Finally, after the necessity for It became imperative, they began to
search for It (before the slaughter) ... they were too late..." 1 T.G.r. 21:7.|
|1. || ||Extra Oil -- Judgment of the Living message.|
Judgment is 11th Hour (W.H.R. 40)
11th Hour is Rev. 18 (2 SR 230)
|2. || ||Thus, when it was too late, the 5 foolish began to search for the
message of Rev 18.|
The question is: Will
the 5 foolish virgins be searching for the oil -- Rev. 18 -- after
The answer is obviously NO.
WHILE STILL LIVING THE TARES SEARCH FOR REV. 18
Clear and blazing as a summer sun's light is the fact that the Judgment of
the Living -- 11th Hour Call: Rev. 18 must be appropriated by the "virgins"
-- the servants, before the slaughter, lest "Zion ... be left sleeping
forever..." Yes, Rev. 18 must be appropriated before the slaughter, before
the 7th seal opens:
"... the SIXTH SEAL, the time in which the Lord sits upon the Throne
of His glory ... whereupon the Judgment work begins (to church)..."
1 T.G.r. 5:11:1.
"And the four beasts had each of them six wings ... They are to point out
the seal under which the judgment began – the sixth seal – therefore
six wings." 2 S.R. 195:2; 196:0.
|A. || ||"The message of Elijah that restores all things is indeed an addition
to the Third Angel's message, and it shall certainly swell into a loud cry.
It shall gather God's people from the four corners of the earth AND bring
them out of Babylon as the earth is lightened with the glory of the angel
(Rev. 18:1-4). (See Early Writings, p. 277.)" 2 T.G. 31:8-9.|
Elijah's message is Rev. 18, the addition. It gathers God's people:
|1. || ||The remnant, 144,000 first fruit virgins of the church on Mt. "Sion." Rev. 14:1-4.|
|2. || ||A great multitude (Rev. 7:9) of second fruits from the four corners of the earth, all nations, Babylon the Great.|
|B. || ||"... the time of harvest ... the period in which the earth is lightened
with the glory of the angel (Rev. 18) ... It commences in the church
and ends in Babylon." 2 T.G. 44:32,33.|
Rev. 18 ----
Commences: with 144, 000 and ends with Great Multitude
|C. || ||"...the Eleventh-hour Movement must triumph, for, being the last,
the one to garner in the harvest, then should it fail, everyone in the
world today would forever remain lost." Ans. #1:68|
| ||144,000 of Israel (the church – Rev. 7:1-8).|
Great Multitude of Babylon the Great of all nations (Rev. 7:9).
|III. || ||Rev. 18: incurs "mark of beast," first in church:|
|A. || ||"The enemies of the Judgment message in the church and
the enemies of the Judgment message in the world are both imbued with
the spirit of the beast -- both doing the same kind of work against God's
people, first in the church, then the world." S.R. Jezreel Letter #2:5:5|
|B. || ||"...the same satanic power NOW working ... will soon fully manifest
itself, in consolidation with the beast, within the churches in Babylon,
there to oppose the marking of the second fruits as it is now in Laodicea
opposing the marking of the first fruits." Tract #9:63,64.|
|C. || ||"... the surest way of erring and losing out is to give ear to
the voice of men (or women) in the place of the voice of God." WHR 46:2|
God: 1. Elijah's
voice of truth the ONLY ONE now to save. (G.C.S. 8) or
Men: 2. Sanballats,
Shemamiahs, Korahs "chiming in" to corrupt.
|D. || ||"The beast we are told is a man ... The demand to worship, obey
the beast's command, therefore, is a demand to worship (obey) man in place
of God. Both marks are for no other purpose but for to define who is who
-- who is for God and who is for the beast." S.R. Jezreel Letter #2:5.|
Whose mark do you have?
Sanballat's? Shemamiahs? Korah's? MEN: Beasts.
or The God of Elijah's?
Where does the beast go?............. Perdition!
"Nevertheless, one's only safety will be in the teaching of
Elijah, for there will be no other voice of timely Truth and authority
to whom one may turn. Any others will lead their victims blind-folded
into perdition." G.C.S. 8.
|A. || ||Rev. 18:1 same as 18:2|
"... I saw another angel come down from heaven..." verse 1
"... he cried with a loud voice, Babylon is fallen..." verse 2
He of verse 2 refers to the angel in verse 1
|1. || ||"The Second Angel's message was to go to Babylon ... This same
message is to be proclaimed the second time. 'And after these things
I saw another angel come down from heaven ... And he cried mightily
with a strong voice, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen..." TM 59:1.|
Inspiration tells us here that Rev. 18:1-2 repeats Rev. 14:8 the
|2. || ||"...the final phase of the First Angel's message..." WHR 37 is the Shepherd's Rod.|
first phase of First Angel ...... Rev. 14:6, 7 (J of D) First Day
final phase of First Angel ...... Rev. 7; Rev. 14:6, 7; Rev. 7:1-8,
"... the final phase ... announcing stealthy approach of
judgment of the living.." WHR 37
Just as 2 follows 1, then the next message after the Rod would be
the final phase of the Second Angel.
What is the next message after the Rod? Answer: Judgment of the
Living: Rev. 18:1, follows Rod.
|C. || ||Judgment of Dead and Living in Type and Anti-Type:|
Two "Midnight Cries" for Judgment of Dead:
|(a) || ||First Angel's message: "Behold the Bridegroom (Christ) cometh." 1831 (GC 333:1) to 1843 (E.W. 232:2).|
|(c) || ||INCORRECT DATE for the judgment of the dead.|
|(a) || ||Second Angel's message, Rev. 14:8: "Behold the Bridegroom (Christ) cometh." Summer 1844. G.C. 389:2.|
|(a) || ||CORRECT DATE October 22, 1844.|
Two "Midnight Cries" for Judgment of Living:
|(c) || ||Name – D.S.D.A. – provisional until new name comes.|
|(d) || ||Name, D.S.D.A, comes repeating First Angel's message – 1930 to 1955.|
|(a) || ||Second Angel's Message – Rev. 18:1; Ez. 9. "Behold the
Bridegroom (Christ – new name, BRANCH) cometh."|
|(b) || ||Not so much enthusiasm in 1955. Many went back into the S.D.A.
and other churches.|
|(c) || ||CORRECT DATE – of Ez. 9.|
CONCLUSION: Rev. 18:1 (Judgment of Living) comes before Slaughter of Ez. 9.
"The five foolish virgins are they who had been confiding in men... They
saw no necessity for more light – prophets, truth or message....
"The knowledge of present truth, which the five foolish virgins possessed
in 1844 is the judgment of the dead, and was the only oil in their lamps. When
the judgment of the living commenced and the 'cry was made,' they were found
without this extra oil in their vessels.... Thus, when the wise ones started
out to meet the Bridegroom the lamps of the foolish went out for the judgment
of the dead had passed. Therefore, it was present truth no more, and thus they
were left in darkness." 2 SR 185:3.
Judgments of God start before Eze. 9 Slaughter.
"... At the beginning of the judgments of God they saw their mistake and
rushed for the ark of safety (Kingdom), but it was beyond their reach: for
they knew nothing of the message." Id.
"... As the message of the judgment for the dead was the present truth
since 1844, at the beginning of the judgment for the living (when the cry was
made), it became present truth no longer. Consequently, their lamps went out."
2 SR 183:0.
|Typical:|| ||Second Angel's message in summer of 1844 prepared saints to be "taken"
Second Angel's message came before Judgment "convened" for dead.
|Antitypical:||Second Angel's message, Rev. 18:1-2 (TM 59) prepares saints so they won't
be "taken" -- Slaughter – Judgment|
Second Angel's message comes before Judgment for living "re-convenes."
"The work of this angel comes in at the right time... and the people
of God are thus prepared to stand in the hour of temptation..." E.W.
– Yes, Rev. 18:1-2, antitypical Second Angel, prepares.
|A. || ||"The eleventh-hour message is none other than Rev. 18 -- the loud
cry of the Third Angel. Quoting "Testimonies to Ministers," p. 59: "This same message (the Third Angel's) is to be proclaimed the
second time. "And after these things I saw another angel come down..."
2 SR 231.|
|Rev. 18:1 is: ||1.|
| ||11th Hour Call|
Third Angel's message repeated, under direction of Second
Angel. Rev. 18:1, 2.
"The eleventh hour call...is similar to that of the ninth...the ninth hour call is repeated..." 2SR 231:2
|B. || ||"The Third Angel's message" in its former phase, the Judgment
of the dead.|
"... in its latter phase, the Judgment of the Living..." GCS 41:1
The Third Angel's Message:
We have seen that Rev. 18:1 comes to the church before the slaughter and effects
an awakening, a reformation, a filling the lamps with oil, a special work of
putting away sin. (Section I.)
We have seen that Revival and Reformation also mean harvest, eleventh-hour,
purification: all, the message of Rev. 18:1 (Section II.)
We have seen that Rev. 18:1 meets the "beast" in the church, as well
as in the world. (Section III.)
We have seen that Rev. 18:1-2 repeats the Second and Third Angel messages of
Rev. 14. (Section IV and V)
One point remains: To prove that –
|VI. || ||Rev. 18:1 is the BRANCH -- a time prophecy movement (before the slaying)|
|a. || ||"... harvest is ... Rev. 18:1..." 1 SR 104:1.|
|b. || ||"... the judgment is likened to a 'harvest' but that the cleansing
itself is likened to a separation." 2 TGr 42-31:2.|
"A harvest [Rev. 18:1] ... 'the gathering of a crop' ... SO rather than
the year's toil being finished at the beginning of the harvest, the heaviest
labor of the year just then begins. And though harvest time is the shortest
of all the periods of the harvest year, the work of reaping is not done in a
moment; it takes time ... FIRST, the sickle is put to the grain ... NEXT, the
grain is bound into sheaves, THEN threshed, AFTER WHICH it is put into the barn;
and THEREAFTER the chaff and the tares are destroyed ... the harvest is a SEASON
OF TIME ... So it must be with the spiritual harvest..." Tract #3:64-65.
NOTE: Rev. 18:1 or Harvest is a period of time before destruction:
NOT DONE IN A MOMENT
First: sickle put to grain
Next: grain bound into sheaves
Then: grain threshed, then
After: put into the barn
Thereafter: chaff and tares destroyed
Precisely this, Inspiration declares:
"...time of harvest ... period in which the earth is lightened with the glory of the angel (Rev. 18:1) ... It [Rev. 18:1] commences in the church..." 2 TG 44:32.
The Harvest – Rev. 18:1 – Judgment: Elijah's message: GCS 40:3.
"... Elijah's message of revival and reformation ... will place
the burden of saving souls primarily where it belongs." 2 TG 8:17.
Harvest, the period of Rev. 18:1, (the 11th Hour Message – 2 SR 230:3),
or the time of revival and reformation (synonymous terms: WHR 30, Tr 7:76)
is brought by the antitypical Elijah to awaken (GCS 36, 42-43 '50E) and to
save Laodicea from dying in her sin and ignorance (GCS 22 '50E)
|1. || ||"...only those who give ear to the eleventh-[Rev 18:1] hour call are TO BE spared in the separation..." WHR 37|
|2. || ||"Then is the harvest [Rev. 18:1] of the first-fruits past [marking
time] the fruits garnered in, and the tares shut out unto destruction [slaying]
... to wail ...'The harvest [Rev. 18:1] is past, the summer is ended, and
we are not saved.' Jer. 8:20." WHR 38:0|
YES, DEAR ONES, HARVEST, REV. 18:1 IS THE TIME OF SALVATION, TO SPARE
YOU FROM THE SLAUGHTER AND FROM THAT AWFUL TIME OF WAILING.
|2. || ||When is the Harvest?|
The foregoing proof as to What is the Harvest plainly shows when it
is, namely before destruction. Inspiration clinches tight this proof by
the following statement:
"... the time of the SIXTH seal, the time in which the Lord sits
on the throne of his glory... whereupon the Judgment [Rev. 18 – W.H.R. 40:1] work BEGINS ... Joel declares ... 'the Harvest is ripe'..."
1 TGr 5-11; 1,2.
|1. 6th Seal: || ||time
of marking, bundling, threshing, thereafter (Tr 3:64-65) comes the|
|2. 7th Seal: || ||time
|The Rod? || ||
"... the Third Angel's message ... divide it into three periods:|
(1)................. Rev. 14:6-11 ...
(2)................. Rev. 7:1-8 .....
(3)................. Rev. 18:1, the Loud Cry ...
"It is evident that we (Rod) are in the second period." 1 SR 32:2
"... Revelation 7, the one in which we are most interested
at the present time." Id. 22:1.
"... 'The Shepherd's Rod' has arrived just before the Judgment
for the Living (Loud Cry, Rev. 18:1, WHR 40) commences..." S.R. Jezreel #4:1:4 (first printing).
"... Judgment of the living is obviously, then yet future..."
Tract 3:43:3 ('53 Edition).
"...we (Rod) have come almost to the time of the harvest (Rev. 18:1) ..." 1 TGr 21-19:2.
"Pre-'Eleventh Hour' Extra" Title-Cover Tract 1.
|Rod Rev. 7:1-8 |
"This message (Rod) ... is to prepare ... for the Judgment..." 1 TGr 5-7:1.|
|Logic: || ||Elijah's message (Judgment of Living GCS 26:0) "Future"
from Rod Tr 3:43:3.|
Elijah, then future also.
|Rule: || ||Elijah and message inseparable: GCS 25:1 '50 Ed. "they ...
restore all things." S.R. Jezreel 9:1:5.|
Inspiration confirms our logic:
"... Malachi three ... its antitypical fulfillment is now...imminent..."
"... we have come almost (threatening to occur) to the time of
harvest ... we are now plainly shown that these are the closing hours
of the pre-harvest period." 1 TGr 21-19:2.
Webster: imminent -- impending, threatening to occur immediately.
|Conclusion: || ||
"Rod," antitype of John the Baptist, was herald of Judgment of
the living to Modern Israel as was John herald of Judgment to ancient Israel.|
"John the Baptist was given a work similar to ours ... he had no assurance
that he would continue living, yet he heroically finished his work."
Unrevised 1 TG 42:19:2.
John heralded Christ.
ROD heralds Christ -- the BRANCH.
|B. || ||
The Lord speaks:|
"Who is to bring this revival and reformation, this great change?
-- The BRANCH ." 1 TGr 8:24.
|1. || ||Revival and Reformation|
"revival and reformation ... caused by ... Testimony of
the True Witness to the Laodiceans..." Tr 7:76:4.
True Witness: Jesus ............. 3T 257
Jesus ............... Angel of Rev. 18:1 ... He ... C.O.L. 79:3
|thus: || ||True Witness is Angel of Rev. 18:1 and the light thereof that causes reformation in Laodicea is His Testimony.|
|2. || ||The BRANCH|
"... the Branch is the Lord." 1 TGr 8:24.
|thus: || ||The Lord, the BRANCH, the Angel of Rev. 18:1, The True Witness: Jesus "come down" to bear light to His church.|
"What can all this mean? ... Here is seen an organization having
a Leader and an under leader -- the Lord and Joshua." 1 TGr 8:26.
"Thus it is that whatever is to be bound on earth is also to
be bound in Heaven (Matt 16:19)." Id.
|1. || ||Matt 16:19 -- The Keys of the Kingdom|
"... the Keys ... are in the message..." Ans. #4:39:2.
hence: Joshua has the keys or a message.
|2. || ||Joshua and the Key|
"Zechariah's vision of Joshua and the Angel applies with
peculiar force to the experience of God's people in the closing
up of the great day of atonement." 5T 472:2.
|a. || ||Closing up: closing work for church|
|b. || ||"Closing work" is harvest ... Jezreel 3:1:5|
|thus: || ||Joshua's "keys" is the "closing work"
-- Rev. 18:1 given him by Jesus the BRANCH, the True Witness.|
"Joshua crowns (authorizes) his helpers ... to engage in
the work. So Joshua is responsible to the Lord but his helpers
are responsible to Joshua." 1 TGr 8:26.
Joshua ....... and ....... co-laborers
"'The third angel's message in its former phase, the Judgment
of the Dead, was unfolded to the Denomination by one person, the
founder ... and that one directed other co-laborers. So must it
be with respect to the message in its latter phase, the Judgment
of the Living." GCS 41:l.
Elijah ....... and ....... co-laborers Id. 35:0
Therefore: Joshua and Elijah antitype – same (purification).
|Joshua's work: || ||Closing work|
Closing work is harvest Jez #3:1:5, harvest is Judgment WHR 40.
thus: Closing work is Judgment work.
Elijah's work: Judgment or closing work GCS 26:0
Again: Elijah and Joshua antitype same – (purification)
"... one's only safety will be in the teaching of Elijah,
for there will be no other voice of timely truth and authority
to whom one may turn." GCS 8:1
ONE VOICE: God – through Joshua – Elijah
"Who are the true Seventh-day Adventists ... those who
resist the closing work for the church? or those who put their
heart and soul into it? ... Only those who repent and promote
the message of the hour rather than fight it will stand with the
Lamb on Mt. Zion." 1 TGr 8:28.
Rev. 18:1--The Branch and on time.
|1. || ||"The loud cry must come at a given time." 1 SR 15:1|
Isa. 11:1 "... a Branch shall grow out of his roots..."
Roots: SDA 1844
BRANCH prophecy ... Isa . 111
Growing begins .....................1955
|2. || ||"In the year that king Uzziah [V.T. Houteff, 1955] died,
I saw also the Lord sitting on a throne ... and his train filled
the temple." Isa. 6:1.|
"...the Lord's coming to His temple ... takes place at
the beginning of the judgment of the living..." Tract 3:47-48.
|3. || ||"The prophecy by Ezekiel gives the information in detail
from the beginning of Luther's reformation to the marking of Ezekiel 9." 1 SR 116:1.|
|1. || ||Beginning of Luther's reformation |
"This [marriage in 1525] was the real beginning of
the Protestant parsonage ... all the world ... sat up and
took notice." Luther, by Dallman, p. 258.
|2. || ||To Ezekiel 9 |
1525 + 430 yrs. of Ezek. 4 = 1955.
1955: Ezek. 9's marking begins.
note: marking time is bundling time -- Harvest -- Judgment.
Explanation of 40 yr. Fast:
1915 to 1955 – 40 year fast for world.
(Rod – only to church)
"... harvest is ... Rev. 18:1 ..." 1 SR 104
"It commences in the church and ends in Babylon." 2 TG 44:32-33.
Let no man who worships God in Spirit and in Truth, make the Laodicean mistake
of thinking that Harvest for the 144,000 begins with a slaughter. Does the
Harvest for the Great Multitude begin with a slaughter? Of course not. Harvest
is always a period of time, at the end of which the tares are destroyed.
Brethren, cease magnifying the time of the Branch -- Rev. 18:1, as it is
only after the slaughter, and, at this late hour, recognize the overwhelming
weight of evidence as to The Branch's existence before the slaughter.
|Remember: || ||The typical Brass Mountain Church had its beginning with the diversified,
material in the raw -- the 12 and others...|
NO TYPE, NO TRUTH
Therefore, the antitypical Brass Mountain Church, the Loud Cry – Rev. 18:1 BRANCH Church also has its beginning with "material in the
raw" -- YOU AND ME.
Typically, Jesus came to prepare his disciples for a glorious Pentecost.
TODAY, Jesus, the BRANCH, the Angel of Rev. 18:1 has come to prepare
YOU AND ME to be that "beautiful and comely" Branch.
"IT IS NOW LEFT UP TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OF THE CHURCH TO EITHER
TAKE HEED TO GOD'S JUDGMENT MESSAGE AND RECEIVE HIS MARK OF DELIVERANCE, OR
TO GIVE HEED TO MEN'S VAIN TALK AND DIE UNDER THE SLAUGHTER WEAPONS OF THE ANGELS."
"My brethren: these words are not against you, for it is God speaking through
His word of truth to save you from the bottomless pit. Will you not let Him
work for you and for His People? WILL YOU NOT BE HIS SHEEP?" 2 SR 258.
"Let us once and forever realize that the Devil is more shrewd than we
can imagine. He is not particular what you believe so long as he can keep you
ignorant of revealed Truth. This is what he is NOW doing ... using men of influence,
men who can put on the BEST FRONT, men who are clever who know how to gain the
confidence of the people, men who can easily and quietly lead the Church away
from God's messages for today, the message of the Judgment for the Living. Satan
is doing as good a job now as he did in Christ time." 2 TG 30:15-16.
"IF THEY ARE HONEST SEARCHERS FOR THE TRUTH, THE FATHER HIMSELF WILL REVEAL
IN THEIR HEARTS THAT THIS IS THE ELEVENTH HOUR MESSAGE." 2 TG 29:5:2.
"...only those who give ear to the eleventh-hour call [Rev. 18:1 – the
Loud Cry, WHR 40:1] ARE TO BE SPARED in the separation..." WHR 37.
Yours, "to lay hold on the Lamb of God
(Christ) [BRANCH] ... and secure ...
[your]...life." 2 SR 164:0
Note: Emphasis in quotations ours.