111. My Vision on the End-time Counterpart

To The Masada Event


June 28, 2016


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Since the Masada was a real event that occurred due to, and subsequent to the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 destruction of Jerusalem, and because of the fact that Ellen White said that the Ezekiel 9 destruction of Jerusalem was the typical fulfillment of an end-time literal antitypical fulfillment, I asked the Lord to show me the end-time counterpart fulfillment of the Masada event. This June 28, 2016, I was given a vision on this issue regarding end-time subjects who will fulfill this event in principle. But first, I will present the following account of the Masada event circa A.D. 73:


TWO SIDES OF A WAR

The Roman imperial government was nothing to trifle with. If you protested, as the Jews often did, then Rome considered it an act of war.


A young priest in the spring of 66 AD convinced his fellow religious leaders in Jerusalem to stop making temple offerings on behalf of the Roman emperor. The match of revolt was struck. There were other acts that fueled deep hatred and resentment, such as when Herod at one time arrogantly (as well as stupidly) erected an imperial golden eagle over the porch (portico) of the temple. Some boys climbed up and tossed the emblem down, smashing it to pieces. The young students were soon apprehended and Herod had them burned alive.

 

These brazen acts of defiance by rebellious Jews led to riots and eventually to a full-blown revolt. There was brutal Roman retaliation against all Jews, and within four years (70 AD), Rome would destroy almost everything in Jerusalem as well as commit the wholesale slaughter of most all Jews. It is hard to fathom just how ruthless Rome was back then. They controlled all their provinces with an iron fist and dispersed sheer terror for anyone who dared contest their authority.

 

In 70 AD, during the war, there was indiscriminate carnage. It did not matter if you were an infant or elderly, no mercy was shown. The thousands of screams of those in Jerusalem echoed down the stone streets all hours of the night and day. Archaeological evidence from Kenyon found along the Tyropoeon Valley torn-up streets included walls razed, houses burned and smashed, and pottery dating to the time of the revolt. The drains in the area were clogged with bones and piles of skulls.9

 

However, there were a few exceptions to being summarily slaughtered, such as being a woman of the right age and look, which made for a good price when sold into slavery. If you were a fit young man, you might be sent to local quarries or slave mines in Egypt for back-breaking labor till the day you died, or were killed. Others captured might be used as props for amusement in entertainment venues sponsored by the imperial Roman authorities—where they were butchered in front of a blood-lusting crowd. Some were even wrapped in raw animal hides and devoured by rabid beasts for the sheer pleasure of the wildly cheering Roman citizenry.

 

Josephus witnessed the barbaric acts of the revolt first hand and he must have been sickened. When he found someone he happened to know in excruciating agony hanging upon a cross, what did Josephus say to them, and more importantly, what did they possibly say to him? It must have been a gut-wrenching experience seeing them impaled with spikes through wrists and feet, with their limp bodies dangling in unimaginable torment. And, as he walked the streets he would have seen so many other men, women and children lying blue and stiff with mutilated bodies bloating under a cloudless sky.

 

The writer Josephus was, however, compelled to record what happened, but he needed to use caution in his words or he too would wind up dead from the slash of a Roman soldiers sword, leaving him a forever silent voice. He saw it all and wrote about much as an eyewitness, offering his testimony for future eyes to read and future minds to learn about what had taken place in this horror-laced, episodic era. And like all the Jews around him, he endured the ultimate atrocity in having to watch the magnificent temple of the Lord gutted, looted, and burned in dismaying effigy to nothing more than smoldering ashes. To add insult to injury, each and every stone was irreverently torn-away from the very place that they had once been so dutifully positioned.

 

Josephus descended from a priestly line and had also been a commander of the Jewish forces in Galilee during the time of the first revolt. At Jotapata, the city fell to the Romans and so 40 of his men fled to a cave. Eventually all committed suicide except for one man, as well as Josephus himself.10

 

Eventually, Josephus would gain favor with Vespasian (the Roman commander) and was released from his heavy chains and made a Roman historian of sorts. He was considered a traitor by many Jews for capitulating to the Romans, but in the very dangerous first century, everyone knew that death was a probable outcome if you weren’t shrewd in your alliances.

 

Josephus was extremely accurate in his accounting of historical events, except for his hyperbolic glorification of Roman officials in battle, which again was a prudent stratagem considering the political nuances of the time. He would, however, come to write the most famous accounts of the destruction of Jerusalem called The Jewish War. The Encyclopedia Judaica says this about the Jewish War writing’s, “Josephus ranks among the leading writers in world history…” I personally feel that his words are absolutely invaluable in capturing ancient events and completely essential in telling us where the real temple was actually located.

 

EVIDENCE FROM THE MASADA COMMANDER

 

One of the dramatic events that Josephus describes in his work is the plight of the fleeing rebel Jews who went to the fortress in Masada. If you visit this historical site today, most tourists will miss the fact that there is archaeological evidence of eight Roman camps surrounding the rocky plateau of Masada, but no one misses seeing the Roman siege ramp that was used to assault the barricaded Jews in 73 AD.

 

Masada should be climbed only in the morning. Being that close to the low-lying Dead Sea, the sun rears its flaming face fast as it sends out an unwelcome hot blast. But once you stand on its ramparts, the heat becomes unimportant because the shadow of death forever resides there. Words alone could not adequately memorialize the tragedy that happened at this place.

 

I could not imagine being up on the protective heights of the fortress of Masada and looking down to the west and seeing slaves and Romans working like swarming ants building that ramp up to the high cliffs. Bucket full after bucket full of dirt was added methodically, and then after a few months the moment came: the Romans pushed up a big siege tower made of wood and breached the walls with swords unsheathed.

 

They found no enemy and had no battle: 960 Jews had committed suicide. Two frightened women and five trembling children were all that were left hiding in a rock-hewn cistern. The soldiers walked among the dead, stunned. There was no victory for them that day. They found rows of corpses with throats slit. I could just disturbingly imagine children holding their mother’s hand as fathers did the unfathomable deed. Then the mothers held their husbands hands as he slit their throats respectively. Lots were drawn for those who would kill the remaining souls.

 

The usually hardened Roman soldiers were uncharacteristically unsettled at the surreal scene of systematic suicide all around them.11 One stilled voice from Masada still speaks to us today. He was a very important eyewitness to events described in this book, and offers a huge piece of evidence on the temple location. His name is Eleazar Bin Jari—commander of the Jewish rebels at Masada.

 

It was he, in 73 AD, who encouraged so many in that high mountain fortress that suicide was the answer rather than surrendering to General Silva and the Romans. He was the one who said it was far better to die than to become slaves to the Romans.

 

This same Eleazar memorialized the following about the destruction in Jerusalem: “It [Jerusalem] is now demolished to the very foundations, and hath nothing left but that monument of it preserved, I mean the camp of those [the Romans] that hath destroyed it, which still dwells upon its ruins.”12

 

Eleazar is documenting that Jerusalem was eradicated with nothing standing, except the Roman camp called the Antonia Garrison Fort with its high stone walls still standing. This can only mean that (according to Eleazar) the Temple Mount (Roman fort) survived, in part, because it was a camp of the Tenth Legion of Rome. On the other hand, Eleazer clearly says that the temple was gone completely, even its very foundations were uprooted, thus fulfilling the prophesy of our Lord.

 

It can be surmised that years later, when the Roman fort was mostly still standing and subsequent conquerors came to the place of those high stone block walls, they must have believed that the magnificent fortress had to be something of major importance. To some, it was the site of Solomon’s temple. It eventually became adopted as very special real estate for three major faiths. A new temple home was instituted and chiseled forever in the stone face of history as well as the huge stone blocks of the formerly known fort called Antonia.

 

THE TWO BRIDGES

 

On the worn, frayed pages of the past, there is a small clue that often goes unnoticed. It seems that Josephus wrote that the distance between the temple and the Roman fort was exactly one stade (approximately 600 feet). Josephus recorded that King Herod built two side-by-side bridges (Jewish Wars, VI.2,6, and II.15,6) connecting the gap between the temple and the Roman fort (refer to Cornfeld translation as well as The Temples That Jerusalem Forgot, p.413).

 

The fort was there to protect the temple by the Romans and also allow them to keep a watch over the often insubordinate and rebellious Jews. These two side-by-side colonnades must have looked like two modern raised narrow freeways (or as “limbs” as Josephus describes them) that spanned the 600-foot gap between the temple and fort.

 

In 70 AD, when the Roman general, Titus, destroyed the temple, Josephus described a battle on these two colonnaded bridges. With slashing swords and hissing arrows, the advancing Roman soldiers tried to force their way into the blocked temple complex. The struggle that ensued ebbed and flowed with one side pushing forward, and then back, and then forward again. The colonnade bridges were about 45 feet wide with a roof that allowed the soldiers to carry their bulky shields, long spears, and swords.

 

Most scholars do not mention these two colonnade/bridges at all because they do not fit into the traditional Temple Mount location scenarios. Some, it seems, will say that Josephus is wrong in his account of these two bridges and that he just made them up. Contrarians to the Josephus narrative want the temple to be situated on the Temple Mount as it has been assumed for a very long time. But it is hard to ignore Josephus who said, “Now as to the tower of Antonia, it was situated at the corner of the two cloisters [colonnades] of the court of the temple, of that on the west, and that on the north.” 13 Cornuke, Robert. Temple: Amazing New Discoveries that Change Everything About the Location of Solomom's Temple (Kindle Locations 958-1046). LifeBridge Books. Kindle Edition.

 

Josephus Describes the Mass Suicide at Masada


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The Wars of the Jews, Book 7

Chapter 9


1. (389) Now as Eleazar was proceeding on in his exhortations, they all cut him off short, and made haste to do the work, as full of an unconquerable ardor of mind, and moved with a demoniacal fury. So they went their ways, as one still endeavoring to be before another, and as thinking that this eagerness would be a demonstration of their courage and good conduct, if they could avoid appearing in the last class; so great was the zeal they were in to slay their wives and children, and themselves also! (390) Nor, indeed, when they came to the work itself, did their courage fail them, as one might imagine it would have done, but they then held fast the same resolution, without wavering, which they had upon the hearing of Eleazar's speech, while yet every one of them still retained the natural passion of love to themselves and their families, because the reasoning they went upon appeared to them to be very just, even with regard to those that were dearest to them; (391) for the husbands tenderly embraced their wives, and took their children into their arms, and gave the longest parting kisses to them, with tears in their eyes. (392) Yet at the same time did they complete what they had resolved on, as if they had been executed by the hands of strangers, and they had nothing else for their comfort but the necessity they were in of doing this execution to avoid that prospect they had of the miseries they were to suffer from their enemies. (393) Nor was there at length any one of these men found that scrupled to act their part in this terrible execution, but every one of them dispatched his dearest relations. Miserable men indeed were they, whose distress forced them to slay their own wives and children with their own hands, as the lightest of those evils that were before them. (394) So they being not able to bear the grief they were under for what they had done any longer, and esteeming it an injury to those they had slain to live even the shortest space of time after them,-they presently laid all they had in a heap, and set fire to it. (395) They then chose ten men by lot out of them, to slay all the rest; every one of whom laid himself down by his wife and children on the ground, and threw his arms about them, and they offered their necks to the stroke of those who by lot executed that melancholy office; (396) and when these ten had, without fear, slain them all, they made the same rule for casting lots for themselves, that he whose lot it was should first kill the other nine, and after all, should kill himself. Accordingly, all these had courage sufficient to be no way behind one another in doing or suffering; (397) so, for a conclusion, the nine offered their necks to the executioner, and he who was the last of all took a view of all the other bodies, lest perchance some or other among so many that were slain should want his assistance to be quite dispatched; and when he perceived that they were all slain, he set fire to the palace, and with the great force of his hands ran his sword entirely through himself, and fell down dead near to his own relations. (398) So these people died with this intention, that they would leave not so much as one soul among them all alive to be subject to the Romans. (399) Yet there was an ancient woman, and another who was of kin to Eleazar, and superior to most women in prudence and learning, with five children, who had concealed themselves in caverns under ground, and had carried water thither for their drink, and were hidden there when the rest were intent upon the slaughter of one another. (400) Those others were nine hundred and sixty in number, the women and children being withal included in that computation. (401) This calamitous slaughter was made on the fifteenth day of the month Xanthicus [Nisan].


2. (402) Now for the Romans, they expected that they should be fought in the morning, when accordingly they put on their armor, and laid bridges of planks upon their ladders from their banks, to make an assault upon the fortress, which they did, (403) but saw nobody as an enemy, but a terrible solitude on every side, with a fire within the place as well as a perfect silence So they were at a loss to guess at what had happened. At length they made a shout, as if it had been at a blow given by the battering-ram, to try whether they could bring anyone out that was within; (404) the women heard this noise, and came out of their underground cavern, and informed the Romans what had been done, as it was done, and the second of them clearly described all both what was said and what was done, and the manner of it: (405) yet they did not easily give their attention to such a desperate undertaking, and did not believe it could be as they said; they also attempted to put the fire out, and quickly cutting themselves a way through it, they came within the palace, (406) and so met with the multitude of the slain, but could take no pleasure in the fact, though it were done to their enemies. Nor could they do other than wonder at the courage of their resolution and the immovable contempt of death, which so great a number of them had shown, when they went through with such an action as that was.”


From The Works of Josephus,

translated by William Whiston

Hendrickson Publishers, 1987


My Vision on the End-time Counterpart to the Masada Event


In my vision I was shown that there will be a remarkable counterpart to the Masada that will involve what I depict in this document.


The Masadan’s were not Christians. Every true Christian fled to Pella, a city in Perea in A.D. 60, and was saved. I was shown that at the end-time, Jews who will not be Christians will make a similar flight to avoid the death decree, which will occur on day 1290 after the legislation of the National Sunday Law.


I was also shown that there are SDA “reformers” who are not Christian because they do not believe that Jesus is God, only the Son of God. True Christians will be led by angels to safety, as they were in A.D. 66, but the non-Christian Jews and “reformer” Adventists who do not believe that Christ is verily God, as His equal, will not be led to safety, nor will the Jews who are not Christian. They will take their own refuge as did the Masadan’s, and will meet with a similar fate.


The reason even some Adventist “reformers” believe that Jesus is not God, nor equal to the Father, is because they take certain limiting statements He made concerning His humanity. They forget that He was fully divine as well. This is a very foolish virgin error committed by very foolish virgin Laodiceans.


I was shown that it is primarily Adventists of Jewish blood who do not accept the truth that Jesus is God. Their problem is that they pride themselves on believing in ONE GOD. They don’t see the necessity of the three person Godhead in the plan of salvation, especially regarding the Incarnation sacrifice of the Testator into humanity as well as Divinity, and the fact that only GOD could atone for any breach in His Everlasting Covenant. They cannot discern that the factor that makes all three persons to the Godhead ONE GOD, is their essence, substance, which is Spirit, even the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT.


I was shown that no person who believes and/or teaches error on the Godhead can be regarded as Christian, because truth regarding the Godhead is so fundamental to the Everlasting Gospel committed to Christians.


Many have not had the spiritual discernment to see that it is not the THREE PERSONS of the Godhead that makes the Trinity Doctrine errant. It is a complete misapprehension of how and when the humanity of Christ was manifest via His Incarnation that makes the Trinity Doctrine pure heresy by denying when and how a third person to the Godhead accrued. For example, Trinitarians believe that there are THREE CO-EQUAL, CO-ETERNAL PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD. The human person of Christ that was adopted into the Godhead and remains human forever, WAS/IS NOT ETERNAL. The human person of Christ, which was the third person to be adopted into the Godhead, came on the scene at the heavenly Incarnation sacrifice, when Christ became fully human and fully divine forever.


Before the Incarnation there were only two persons to the Godhead, the Father and the Son. Both were of THE ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT, which makes them God—ONE GOD. In the following verse, THE eternal Spirit means ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT:


Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?


Christ could offer Himself as a blood sacrifice through THE ETERNAL SPIRIT, because He was God and of one and the same essence and substance as the Father—SPIRIT—ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT, which constitutes them as ONE GOD.

 

"The Jews had never before heard such words from human lips, and a convicting influence attended them for it seemed that divinity flashed through humanity as Jesus said, "I and my Father are one." The words of Christ were full of deep meaning as he put forth the claim that he and the Father were of one substance [essence], possessing the same attributes."--The Signs of the Times, Nov. 27, 1893, p. 54. {7ABC 437.3}.

 

The Humanity of Christ was Adopted Into the Godhead

 

 "By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan's purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. 'God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.' [John 3:16]. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only Begotten Son to become one of the human family forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. 'Unto us a child is born unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder.' God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the 'Son of man' who shares the throne of the universe. It is the 'Son of man' whose name shall be called, 'Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of Peace.' [Isa. 9:6]. The I Am is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. HE who is 'holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,' is not ashamed to call us brethren. [Heb. 7:26 2:11.] In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite love." The Desire of Ages, 25.


The Two Distinct Persons of Christ—DIVINE AND HUMAN, but Separate Persons


"Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to go to His Father and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

·       Christ’s fully Divine Holy Spirit Nature would be cumbered by His Human person, thus, His Holy Spirit HIMSELF was divested (separated) from the personality (person) of His humanity and is INDEPENDENT THEREOF, making a THIRD PERSON after the Incarnation. So the Trinity Doctrine teaching that there were THREE CO-ETERNAL PERSONS from eternity is as false as false can be. It is pure heresy. In effect, it obfuscates the Incarnation sacrifice whereby the THIRD PERSON accrued at that event—not from eternity.

·       The eternal Holy Spirit Divine Nature of Christ is His representative that can be present in all places. John 14 proves this by saying “we will come [Father and Son] unto him, and make our abode with him.

·       Jhn 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

·       John 14:23 (above) also proves that other than the humanity of Christ, THERE ARE ONLY TWO PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD THAT ARE ETERNAL, with the humanity of Christ having been divested from His DIVINE NATURE HOLY SPIRIT, and ADOPTED into the Godhead and to the throne of God in heaven, after the Atonement on the Cross.


Does the Bible Agree With Ellen White’s CUMBERED Statement?

The Bible fully agrees with Ellen White’s statement that Christ’s Holy Spirit divinity is separate from His humanity person. In the following verse, while speaking to Nichodemus, Christ says that the Son of Man IS IN HEAVEN. How could that be when the Son of Man is speaking to Nichodemus on earth? Jesus was referring to His Holy Spirit person in heaven.

 

If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which IS IN HEAVEN. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:12-15 KJV)


Certain SDA independent ministries like that of Robert Sessler and Nicholas Petula, have mocked the teaching that the Divinity of Christ is separate from His humanity, but you have the proof from the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. They say there was no splitting apart of the two persons that constitute Christ’s divine and human nature. Ellen White calls this separation a DIVESTING. No ministry that denies these clear teachings on the Godhead, can be Christian. They are a cult that does not believe Bible and Spirit of Prophecy teaching on the Godhead. All such will not be led to safety with the true remnant at the end-time and will not be saved if they will not accept the truth on the Godhead.

Hbr 7:24 But this [man], because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

 

Christ ascended to heaven, bearing a sanctified, holy humanity. He took this humanity with Him into the heavenly courts, and through the eternal ages He will bear it, as the One who has redeemed every human being in the city of God.”—E. G. White, The Review and Herald, March 9, 1905. {7ABC 488.1}

 

The Holy Spirit is the Soul of the Divine Life of Christ

 

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE], Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.


Christ had stooped to take upon Himself man’s nature; He was to bear an infinite weight of woe as He should make His soul an offering for sin; yet angels desire that even in His humiliation the Son of the Highest might appear before men with a dignity and glory befitting His character.” E.G. White, The Great Controversy, pp. 313, 314.

 

Christ Gives us the Life that WAS His:


"He (Christ) suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which WAS His." Desire of Ages, p. 25 1 Cor. 11:24-265, cf. John 6:53, 54, Titus 3:5, 6.

 

Conclusions

 

Though there are mysteries concerning the Godhead that Ellen White says we will be learning for eternity, yet we have been given the above teaching that we might understand the basic truth of the Godhead as opposed to Satan’s sophistry.

 

The truth on the Godhead is not difficult to understand. It should have been clear to the early Catholic clergy that there were NEVER three co-equal, co-eternal persons to the Godhead. This fact should be clear to every Christian, and no person is a Christian who cannot discern this pillar doctrine which is the most fundamental of all fundamental truths. I was shown that all such who profess to be Christian, will fall into the camp of the Masadan’s if they do not accept the truth on the Godhead. They will be false martyrs who will eternally die for the wrong reason. They will perish because of a lack of knowledge of the truth of which there is no excuse. All will have had an opportunity to learn this vital truth, but many will reject it to their damnation.

 

The Masadan’s were a cult because they did not accept the Godhead of Jesus Christ. I was shown that all who won’t accept the truth on the Godhead are regarded by God as a Satanic cult. There are only two masters—God and Satan. Those who fail to believe the truth on the Godhead, actually believe an antichrist view that serves the cause of Satan, in denying the verity of the heavenly Sanctuary/Atonement. How? Why? Because to say there are three co-eternal, co-equal persons to the Godhead, is to believe that a THIRD PERSON accrued from eternity WITHOUT THE INCARNATION SACRIFICE. Thus, the Sanctuary/Atonement is rendered as GONE, UNNECESSARY. The all important INCARNATION SACRIFICE is rendered as non-contributory to the accruement of a THIRD PERSON to the Godhead, which is what the INCARNATION achieved in the person of Christ’s humanity, or God coming in the likeness of human nature. Thus, there is no greater abomination than the Trinity Doctrine.

 

The Godhead as a Pillar, Landmark Doctrine

 

Godhead as a pillar doctrine -- Personality of God and of Christ Landmarks: "Those who seek to remove the old landmarks are not holding fast they are not remembering how they have received and heard. Those who try to bring in theories that would remove the pillars of our faith concerning the sanctuary or concerning the personality of God or of Christ, are working as blind men. They are seeking to bring in uncertainties and to set the people of God adrift without an anchor." {MR760 9.5}

 

"You [Kellogg] are not definitely clear on the personality of God, which is everything to us as a people. You have virtually destroyed the Lord God Himself." EGW letter 300 1903.

 

How did Kellogg’s Alpha Heresy virtually destroy the Lord God Himself? Only one person knew the answer to that question in the Alpha. Only one person knows the answer to that question in the Omega Heresy. Kellogg taught that the Spirit of God is in everything. That is pantheism. If the Spirit of God was in everything, Christ need not have died to give us His Holy Spirit for it would already be within us. Thus, Kellogg’s fallacious teaching denied the heavenly Sanctuary Atonement:

 

Sanctuary Gone Atonement Gone -- "In a representation which passed before me, I saw a certain work being done by medical missionary workers. Our ministering brethren were looking on, watching what was being done, but they did not seem to understand. The foundation of our faith, which was established by so much prayer, such earnest searching of the Scriptures, was being taken down, pillar by pillar. Our faith was to have nothing to rest upon--the sanctuary was gone, the atonement was gone." E.G. White, The Upward Look, 152.

 

Again, if the Holy Spirit was already in us, as Kellogg taught, there would have been no need for the heavenly Sanctuary atonement sacrifice involved with the Incarnation of the Testator of the Everlasting Covenant.

 

Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

 

"A new order of things has COME INTO the ministry. There is a desire to pattern after other churches and simplicity and humility are almost unknown. The young ministers seek to be original, and to introduce new ideas and new plans for labor. Some open revival meetings, and by this means call large numbers into the church. But when the excitement is over, where are the converted ones? Repentance and confession of sin are not seen. The sinner is entreated to believe in Christ and accept Him, without regard to his past life of sin and rebellion. The heart is not broken. There is no contrition of soul. The supposed converted ones have not fallen upon the Rock, Christ Jesus." E.G. White, Selected Messages, vol. 2, pp. 18, 19.

 

The Alpha Heresy was over the Godhead. It involved only Kellogg and his cronies. But as prophesied, the Omega Heresy is far worse because it involves the entire SDA denomination which voted in the heretical Trinity Doctrine in its 1980 World General Conference Session. Nothing could constitute a worse abomination, and we are to sigh and cry for all the abominations that have been brought into the church. Our very sealing is contingent on this sighing and crying, which is to be ALOUD, Isaiah 58:1.

 

The ministering brethren are looking on today in the Omega Heresy, but they fail to see that the Trinity Doctrine renders as null and void the heavenly Sanctuary Atonement sacrifice that gave rise to the THIRD PERSON of the Godhead, by teaching that there was already THREE CO-EQUAL, CO-ETERNAL PERSONS to the Godhead. Not one SDA minister can tell you what is wrong with the Trinity Doctrine.

 

The SDA church has formed a New Movement, New Organization of which it was prophesied that it would remove pillar doctrines. Selected Messages, Bk. 1, pp. 204-205. That church removed the truth on the Godhead by adopting the Trinity Doctrine from Rome, that there are three co-equal, co-eternal persons to the Godhead. That church also removed the truth on the human nature of Jesus Christ, which constitutes an anti-Christ teaching. It has written new books to the effect that we cannot overcome as Christ did because He was part God, Divine, and we are not. That is a lie when He died to give us His Divine Nature in a BORN AGAIN experience, so that we might lack nothing by way of His grace as power to overcome all known sin, Romans 1:5. That fact of the Incarnation levels the playing field and gives us the advantage because though we are born with propensities to sin and Christ was not, none of us will have all the sins of the world placed upon us. Our personal propensities to sin are NOTHING, compared to that! When we are truly born again, we have all the power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus possessed in overcoming sin.

 

Ellen White defines grace as the Holy Spirit. Christ gives us His Holy Spirit as grace for obedience. Rom. 1:5, thus it is POWER as well as PARDON extended to us by the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ.

 

The Masada event had everything to do with the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9. Who did the killing in the type? We find in The Great Controversy, Chapter 1, that the Romans did the slaughtering, while the apostate Jews were killing themselves as well. No true Christian will kill anyone. In the type, every true Christian fled the tumult and went to Pella 3½ years before it occurred.

 

The leaders of the opposing factions at times united to plunder and torture their wretched victims, and again they fell upon each other's forces and slaughtered without mercy. Even the sanctity of the temple could not restrain their horrible ferocity. The worshipers were stricken down before the altar, and the sanctuary was polluted with the bodies of the slain. Yet in their blind and blasphemous presumption the instigators of this hellish work publicly declared that they had no fear that Jerusalem would be destroyed, for it was God's own city. To establish their power more firmly, they bribed false prophets to proclaim, even while Roman legions were besieging the temple, that the people were to wait for deliverance from God. To the last, multitudes held fast to the belief that the Most High would interpose for the defeat of their adversaries. But Israel had spurned the divine protection, and now she had no defense. Unhappy Jerusalem! rent by internal dissensions, the blood of her children slain by one another's hands crimsoning her streets, while alien armies beat down her fortifications and slew her men of war!” The Great Controversy, p. 29.

 

In the antitype of Ezekiel 9, the same will occur. Apostate Adventists will be slaughtering those who have misled them. Sessler’s and Petula’s followers will slay them for teaching antichrist dogma on the Godhead. Sessler is a Jew and Petula is a former Catholic. SDA members will do the same to their leaders and for the same reasons. As well, Rome will instigate forces that will slay God’s people, the martyrs. But many will be martyred for the wrong reasons as were the Masadan’s.

 

The Masada involved the Godhead as well. The very Godhead of Jesus Christ, the true Messiah to all men, was rejected by the Masadan’s. True prophets led all true Christians to a safe haven in the Ezekiel 9 type. The same will accrue in the antitype of this event which Ellen White says will be literally fulfilled. Angel’s of God in the person of true reformer THIRD ANGEL proponents, will lead God’s people to safety. They are also the entity who selects the wheat from the tares by their truth shaking message.

 

"I then saw the THIRD ANGEL. Said my accompanying angel, 'Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner." E.G. White, Early Writings, 118. 

 

Third Angel—“No one hears the voice of these angels, for they are a symbol to represent the people of God who are working in harmony with the universe of heaven. Men and women, enlightened by the Spirit of God and sanctified through the truth, proclaim the three messages in their order.” E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 2, p. 387.

 

Who is the THIRD ANGEL?

 

"The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of faithful men, who obedient to the promptings of God's Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message WAS NOT to be committed to the religious leaders of the people." E.. White, The Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 4, 199, 200.

 

In the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

 

Ronald William Beaulieu

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