149. My Vision on Zephaniah 2 Part 1


November 13, 2017


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Zep 2:1  Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; 

Zep 2:2   Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you. 

Zep 2:3   Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

 

 

In the night season of Sunday, November 12, 2017, I was given a vision as to the gathering of the bride of Christ before the National Sunday Law decree, and that most Seventh-day Adventists misunderstand Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 81, which seems to imply that there is no separation whatsoever in the church until the Sunday Law decree. I was instructed to give God’s people the following distinction between the separation of the wheat and the chaff in all churches at the time of the National Sunday law, and the instruction given in Zephaniah 2, to the bride of Christ, to gather herself together before the day pass as a chaff. 

Zep 2:1  Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired

Zep 2:2   Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you. 

Zep 2:3   Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

 

Who is the Nation Not Desired?

 

In Isaiah 62:1-5, Zion, the bride of Christ, is termed FORSAKEN. She is comprised of true reformers and they are never desired by the general population, any more than Luther, or the other Reformationists were and still are not desired to this day.

 

God looks upon His bride as a theocratic nation. In more than one reference, Ellen White says that Seventh-day Adventists are a theocracy. I will publish those statements at the end of this vision.


Isa 62:1  For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. 

Isa 62:2   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 62:3   Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. 

Isa 62:4   Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.


Why the Bride Must Gather Herself Together (Out) Before the Sunday Law


I was shown that it is the bride, the 144,000, that are to gather themselves together before the decree, before the National Sunday Law decree, because it is they who cannot be defiled with women (fallen churches—Revelation 14:1-4), for they are found blameless, and members of fallen churches are not blameless. They are corporately responsible for the abominations of the churches, and they are supposed to sigh and cry for those abominations. Also, they are especially trained as True Reformers so as to be properly equipped as Generals in God’s Army when the National/Universal Sunday Law is legislated. They have the Spirit of Prophecy among them, and they have an understanding of the truth that the guests at the wedding do not possess.


Mark this point with care; those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by the man in linen, are those "that sigh and cry for all the abominations that are done" in the church. Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in an agony, even sighing and crying.” {RH, June 8, 1886 par. 2}


"There are fearful woes for those who preach the truth, but are not sanctified by it, and also for those who consent to receive and maintain the unsanctified to minister to them in word and doctrine." Testimonies, vol. 1, p 261-62.


"The plain straight testimony must live in the church, or the curse of God will rest upon His people as surely as it did upon ancient Israel because of their sins. God holds His people, as a body [corporately], responsible for the sins existing in individuals among them." Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 269.


The names of those who sin and refuse to repent should not be retained on the church books, lest the saints be held accountable for their evil deeds. Those who pursue a course of transgression should be visited and labored with, and if they then refuse to repent, they should be separated from church fellowship, in accordance with the rules laid down in the Word of God." {11MR 208.3}


If wrongs are apparent among His people, and if the servants of God pass on indifferent to them, they virtually sustain and justify the sinner, and are alike guilty and will just as surely receive the displeasure of God; for they will be made responsible for the sins of the guilty. In vision I have been pointed to many instances where the displeasure of God has been incurred by a neglect on the part of His servants to deal with the wrongs and sins existing among them. Those who have excused these wrongs have been thought by the people to be very amiable and lovely in disposition, simply because they shunned to discharge a plain Scriptural duty. The task was not agreeable to their feelings; therefore they avoided it. {3T 265.2}


Achan’s sin brought disaster upon the whole nation. For one man’s sin the displeasure of God will rest upon His church till the transgression is searched out and put away. The influence most to be feared by the church is not that of open opposers, infidels, and blasphemers, but of inconsistent professors of Christ. These are the ones that keep back the blessing of the God of Israel and bring weakness upon His people.” {PP 497.2}


The Misunderstanding and Misapplication of Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 81


The days are fast approaching when there will be great perplexity and confusion. Satan, clothed in angel robes, will deceive, if possible, the very elect. There will be gods many and lords many. Every wind of doctrine will be blowing. Those who have rendered supreme homage to “science falsely so called” will not be the leaders then. Those who have trusted to intellect, genius, or talent will not then stand at the head of rank and file. They did not keep pace with the light. Those who have proved themselves unfaithful will not then be entrusted with the flock. In the last solemn work few great men will be engaged. They are self-sufficient, independent of God, and He cannot use them. The Lord has faithful servants, who in the shaking, testing time will be disclosed to view. There are precious ones now hidden who have not bowed the knee to Baal. They have not had the light which has been shining in a concentrated blaze upon you. But it may be under a rough and uninviting exterior the pure brightness of a genuine Christian character will be revealed. In the day time we look toward heaven but do not see the stars. They are there, fixed in the firmament, but the eye cannot distinguish them. In the night we behold their genuine luster. {5T 80.1}


The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The mark of the beast will be urged upon us. Those who have step by step yielded to worldly demands and conformed to worldly customs will not find it a hard matter to yield to the powers that be, rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened imprisonment, and death. The contest is between the commandments of God and the commandments of men. In this time the gold will be separated from the dross in the church. True godliness will be clearly distinguished from the appearance and tinsel of it. Many a star that we have admired for its brilliancy will then go out in darkness. Chaff like a cloud will be borne away on the wind, even from places where we see only floors of rich wheat. All who assume the ornaments of the sanctuary, but are not clothed with Christ’s righteousness, will appear in the shame of their own nakedness. {5T 81.1}


When trees without fruit are cut down as cumberers of the ground, when multitudes of false brethren are distinguished from the true, then the hidden ones will be revealed to view, and with hosannas range under the banner of Christ. Those who have been timid and self-distrustful will declare themselves openly for Christ and His truth. The most weak and hesitating in the church will be as David—willing to do and dare. The deeper the night for God’s people, the more brilliant the stars. Satan will sorely harass the faithful; but, in the name of Jesus, they will come off more than conquerors. Then will the church of Christ appear “fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.” {5T 81.2}


Important qualifications in the above statement:

·       Those who have trusted to intellect, genius, or talent will not then stand at the head of rank and file. They did not keep pace with the light.

·       Those who have proved themselves unfaithful will not then be entrusted with the flock.

·       In the last solemn work few great men will be engaged. They are self-sufficient, independent of God, and He cannot use them.

·       The Lord has faithful servants, who in the shaking, testing time will be disclosed to view. There are precious ones now hidden who have not bowed the knee to Baal.

·       The faithful servants described above have not had the advanced light that has shined upon Adventists. They have not had the light which has been shining in a concentrated blaze upon you.

·       But it may be that under a rough and uninviting exterior the pure brightness of a genuine Christian character will be revealed in those who have not had the blaze of light SDA’s have had.

·       The application of 5T 81, is at a time when it will apply TO EVERY SOUL— The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul.

·       Chaff is separated from the wheat at this time IN ALL CHURCHES. But Zephaniah 2 instructs the bride, those who have been termed forsaken, not desired, to gather (OUT) together before the decree,

·       In the time of the Sunday Law, hidden ones will be revealed to view, and with hosannas range under the banner of Christ. These hidden ones are the same as mentioned in the first paragraph—those who have not had the blaze of light SDA’s have had.

·       There is a firmament of hidden ones who will be revealed to view: “…then the hidden ones will be revealed to view, and with hosannas range under the banner of Christ.”


A Firmament of “Chosen Ones”


Apostate Seventh-day Adventists, feel that they are the chosen ones, and that God is dependent upon them as Laodicea, the last church. But there is a hidden body of “chosen ones,” in every land, in all the dark corners of the earth. God has these in RESERVE:

 

"A Firmament of Chosen Ones.--Among earth's inhabitants, scattered in every land, there are those who have not bowed the knee to Baal. Like the stars of heaven, which appear only at night, these FAITHFUL ONES will shine forth when darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the people. In heathen Africa, in the Catholic lands of Europe and of South America, in China, in India, in the islands of the sea, and in all the dark corners of the earth, God has in reserve a firmament of CHOSEN ONES that will yet shine forth amidst the darkness, revealing clearly to an apostate world the transforming power of obedience to His law. Even now they are appearing IN EVERY NATION, AMONG EVERY TONGUE AND PEOPLE and in the hour of deepest apostasy, when Satan's supreme effort is made to cause 'all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,' to receive, under penalty of death, the sign of allegiance to a false rest day, these faithful ones, 'blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke,' will 'shine as light in the world.'" The darker the night, the more brilliantly will they shine." E.G. White, Evangelism,707, and Prophets and Kings, pp. 188, 189.

 

This firmament of CHOSEN ONES, qualify as the bride of Christ because they are BLAMELESS, HARMLESS AND WITHOUT REBUKE. Notice God’s description of the bride, the 144,000 in Revelation 14:1-4:

 

Rev 14:1   And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 

Rev 14:2   And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 

Rev 14:3   And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 

Rev 14:4   These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 

 Rev 14:5   And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. 

 

Those whom Christ commends in the judgment may have known little of theology, but they have cherished His principles. Through the influence of the divine Spirit they have been a blessing to those about them. Even among the heathen are those who have cherished the spirit of kindness; before the words of life had fallen upon their ears, they have befriended the missionaries, even ministering to them at the peril of their own lives. Among the heathen are those who worship God ignorantly, those to whom the light is never brought by human instrumentality, yet they will not perish. Though ignorant of the written law of God, they have heard His voice speaking to them in nature, and have done the things that the law required. Their works are evidence that the Holy Spirit has touched their hearts, and they are recognized as the children of God.” Desire of Ages, 638.


The Disciples as The Bride of Christ


The disciples of John came to him with their grievances, saying, "Rabbi, He that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou bearest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to Him." Through these words, Satan brought temptation upon John. Though John's mission seemed about to close, it was still possible for him to hinder the work of Christ. If he had sympathized with himself, and expressed grief or disappointment at being superseded, he would have sown the seeds of dissension, would have encouraged envy and jealousy, and would seriously have impeded the progress of the gospel.


John had by nature the faults and weaknesses common to humanity, but the touch of divine love had transformed him. He dwelt in an atmosphere uncontaminated with selfishness and ambition, and far above the miasma of jealousy. He manifested no sympathy with the dissatisfaction of his disciples, but showed how clearly he understood his relation to the Messiah, and how gladly he welcomed the One for whom he had prepared the way.


He said, "A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before Him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice." John represented himself as the friend who acted as a messenger between the betrothed parties, preparing the way for the marriage. When the bridegroom had received his bride, the mission of the friend was fulfilled. He rejoiced in the happiness of those whose union he had promoted. So John had been called to direct the people to Jesus, and it was his joy to witness the success of the Saviour's work. He said, "This my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease." The Desire of Ages, 179.


John established a bride in the disciples. Then, seven years before the bride (the disciples) gathered folk out of the apostate Temple, Christ gathered out the bride who should take the gospel to the world. Then the bride gathered out the guests and established home churches for them.


If the leaders in Israel had received Christ, He would have honored them as His messengers to carry the gospel to the world. To them first was given the opportunity to become heralds of the kingdom and grace

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of God. But Israel knew not the time of her visitation. The jealousy and distrust of the Jewish leaders had ripened into open hatred, and the hearts of the people were turned away from Jesus.


The Sanhedrin had rejected Christ's message and was bent upon His death; therefore Jesus departed from Jerusalem, from the priests, the temple, the religious leaders, the people who had been instructed in the law, and turned to another class to proclaim His message, and to gather out those who should carry the gospel to all nations.


As the light and life of men was rejected by the ecclesiastical authorities in the days of Christ, so it has been rejected in every succeeding generation. Again and again the history of Christ's withdrawal from Judea has been repeated. When the Reformers preached the word of God, they had no thought of separating themselves from the established church; but the religious leaders would not tolerate the light, and those that bore it were forced to seek another class, who were longing for the truth. In our day few of the professed followers of the Reformers are actuated by their spirit. Few are listening for the voice of God, and ready to accept truth in whatever guise it may be presented. Often those who follow in the steps of the Reformers are forced to turn away from the churches they love, in order to declare the plain teaching of the word of God. And many times those who are seeking for light are by the same teaching obliged to leave the church of their fathers, that they may render obedience.” Desire of Ages, 231, 232.


When religious leaders rejected light, Christ and all the true reformers left the church of their fathers to go to others. In the prefigure of Christ’s dealing with the first Christians, the disciples were His bride, and He gathered them out first, seven years before they established home churches and gathered folk out of the apostate Temple organization.” Desire of Ages, pp. 231, 232.


Philadelphia, The New Jerusalem, is the Bride – All Others are Guests at the Wedding


Rev 3:7  And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 

Rev 3:8   I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 

Rev 3:9   Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 

Rev 3:10   Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 

Rev 3:11   Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 

Rev 3:12   Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the 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. 


The Temple of Mt. Zion is in Jerusalem. That is where the church of men made perfect is:


Heb 12:22  But ye are come unto mount Sion [ZION], and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 

Heb 12:23   To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.

The coming of the bridegroom, here brought to view, takes place before the marriage. The marriage represents the reception by Christ of His kingdom. The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, which is the capital and representative of the kingdom, is called "the bride, the Lamb's wife." Said the angel to John: "Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife." "He carried me away in the spirit," says the prophet, "and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God." Revelation

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21:9,10. Clearly, then, the bride represents the Holy City, and the virgins that go out to meet the bridegroom are a symbol of the church. In the Revelation the people of God are said to be the guests at the marriage supper. Revelation 19:9. If guests, they cannot be represented also as the bride. Christ, as stated by the prophet Daniel, will receive from the Ancient of Days in heaven, "dominion, and glory, and a kingdom;" He will receive the New Jerusalem, the capital of His kingdom, "prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." Daniel 7:14; Revelation 21:2. Having received the kingdom, He will come in His glory, as King of kings and Lord of lords, for the redemption of His people, who are to "sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob," at His table in His kingdom (Matthew 8:11; Luke 22:30), to partake of the marriage supper of the Lamb.” The Great Controversy, p. 426, 427.


True Reformers of Every Generation are the Bride


The church is God's fortress. His city of refuge, which He holds in a revolted world. Any betrayal of the church is treachery to Him who has bought mankind with the blood of His only-begotten Son. From the beginning, faithful souls have constituted the church on earth. In every age the Lord has had His watchmen, who have borne a faithful testimony to the generation in which they lived. These sentinels gave the message of warning; and when they were called to lay off their armor, others took up the work. God brought these witnesses into covenant relation with Himself, uniting the church on earth with the church in heaven. He has sent forth His angels to minister to His church, and the gates of hell have not been able to prevail against His people.


Through centuries of persecution, conflict, and darkness, God has sustained His church. Not one cloud has fallen upon it that He has not prepared for; not one opposing force has risen to counterwork His work, that He has not foreseen. All has taken place as He predicted. He has not left His church forsaken, but has traced in prophetic declarations what would occur, and that which His Spirit inspired the prophets to foretell has been brought about. All His purposes will be fulfilled. His law is linked with His throne, and no power of evil can destroy it. Truth is inspired and guarded by God; and it will triumph over all opposition.


During ages of spiritual darkness the church of God has been as a city set on a hill. From age to age, through successive generations, the pure doctrines of heaven have been unfolding within its borders. Enfeebled and defective as it may appear, the church is the one object upon which God bestows in a special sense His supreme regard. It is the theater of His grace, in which He delights to reveal His power to transform hearts.” Acts of the Apostles, pp. 11, 12.

·       Faithful souls have constituted God’s true church on earth in every age.

·       The pure doctrines of heaven have been preserved only by God’s faithful watchmen church.

·       The true church is enfeebled and defective (as were the disciples), but it is not apostate, and it is Zion, the church triumphant, that is the church the gates of hell will not prevail against.

·       God’s presence does not dwell in any apostate church.

The church militant makes the great mistake of thinking it is the apple of God’s eye that the gates of hell will not prevail against. But it is ZION, that is the apple of God’s eye, and which the gates of hell will not prevail against, to wit:

Zec 2:7   Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. 

Zec 2:8  For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. 

 

Ellen White said that the SDA church militant will be brought down to hell:

 

Of those who boast of their light and yet fail to walk in it Christ says, "But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you. And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have had great light], which art exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day." Ellen G. White, Review and Herald Articles, Aug. 1, 1893. [THE STATEMENT IS JUST AS IT APPEARS IN THE REVIEW AND HERALD—BRACKETS AND ALL!] {LDE 48.2}.

 

Ellen White and God both say that it will begin at HIS CHURCH, HIS SANCTUARY, per Ezekiel 9 and the following E.G. White statements:

 

"Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is short. God is calling will YOU hear? Will YOU receive His message? Will YOU be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To "The churches in Oakland and Berkeley, September 26, 1909.)" E. G. White Manuscript Releases Volume One, p. 260.

 

Ezekiel 9 is speaking of the literal and spiritual Jerusalem church. The literal Jerusalem church was destroyed in the Ezekiel 9 debacle of A.D. 70. The next literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 begins at the church of God’s second “chosen people,” professing Seventh-day Adventists, those who have been blessed with great light:

 Begin at My Sanctuary -- "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus 'Peace and safety’ is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together." E. G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.

 

We look upon the blindness of the ancient Jews and shake our heads. Now look upon God’s second “chosen people,” and shake your head, because they have been just as blind as the ancient Jews, by overlooking and/or not believing the above statements made by our prophet concerning the apostate SDA church. Never take these statements for granted! Many will perish eternally because of a lack of knowledge and understanding of these statements. God says that His people perish for a lack of knowledge. The knowledge contained in this vision is part of the knowledge they lack and/or reject.

"The members of the church triumphant--the church in heaven--will be permitted to draw near to the members of the church militant, to aid them in their necessity." E. G. White, The Southern Watchman, Sep. 8, 1903.

True reformers can aid the church militant (wheat and tare co-ed church), if that church will accept such. But that is not often the case. Then the true reformers must go elsewhere to find those who will listen to the truth.

 

"Characteristics of True Reformers.—Here are given the characteristics of those who shall be reformers, who will bear the banner of the third angel's message, those who avow themselves God's commandment-keeping people, and who honor God, and are earnestly engaged, in the sight of all the universe, in building up the old waste places. Who is it that calls them, The repairers of the breach, The restorers of paths to dwell in? It is God. Their names are registered [written--Heb. 12:22, 23] in heaven as reformers, restorers, as raising the foundations of many generations." E. G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 4, 1151, & Review and Herald, Oct. 13, 1891.

 

The Bride is Taken by Jesus to His Own House (the Heavenly Zion) by Faith

 

"To Meet the Bridegroom"

[This chapter is based on Matt. 25:1-13.]

Christ with His disciples is seated upon the Mount of Olives. The sun has set behind the mountains, and the heavens are curtained with the shades of evening. In full view is a dwelling house lighted up brilliantly as if for some festive scene. The light streams from the openings, and an expectant company wait around, indicating that a marriage procession is soon to appear. In many parts of the East, wedding festivities are held in the evening. The bridegroom goes forth to meet his bride and bring her to his home. By torchlight the bridal party proceed from her father's house to his own, where a feast is provided for the invited guests. In the scene upon which Christ looks, a company are awaiting the appearance of the bridal party, intending to join the procession.

Lingering near the bride's house are ten young women robed in white. Each carries a lighted lamp and a small flagon for oil. All are anxiously watching for the appearance of the bridegroom. But there is a delay. Hour after hour passes; the watchers become weary and fall asleep. At midnight the cry is heard, "Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him." The sleepers, suddenly awaking, spring to their feet. They see the procession moving on, bright with torches and glad with music. They hear the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. The ten maidens seize their lamps and begin to trim them, in haste to go forth. But five have neglected to fill their flasks with oil. They did not anticipate so long a delay, and they have not prepared for the emergency. In distress they appeal to their wiser companions saying, "Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out." (Margin.) But the waiting five, with their freshly trimmed lamps, have emptied their flagons. They have no oil to spare, and they answer, "Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves."

While they went to buy, the procession moved on, and left them behind. The five with lighted lamps joined the throng and entered the house with the bridal train, and the door was shut. When the foolish virgins reached the banqueting hall, they received an unexpected denial. The master of the feast declared, "I know you not." They were left standing without, in the empty street, in the blackness of the night.

As Christ sat looking upon the party that waited for the bridegroom, He told His disciples the story of the ten virgins, by their experience illustrating the experience of the church that shall live just before His second coming.

The two classes of watchers represent the two classes who profess to be waiting for their Lord. They are called virgins because they profess a pure faith. By the lamps is represented the word of God. The psalmist says, ‘Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto may path.’" Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 405-406.

·       The bridegroom goes forth to meet his bride and bring her to his home—the church in heaven (by faith). EW, 255.

·       The guests linger near the bride’s house, but not at it or in it, where they watch for the appearance of the bridegroom.

·       The guests fall asleep after the first Midnight Cry of 1844. All Ten virgins slumber and sleep. Matthew 25.

·       At Midnight, the Sunday Law, they are awakened by the voice of the Holy Spirit (God), and the voice of the bride, the 144,000, Philadelphia.

 

The last great work of David in his official position was to call the attention of the people once more to their solemn relation to God as subjects of His theocracy. . . . {CTr 156.2}


The people of Israel, in their gratitude at deliverance from the Midianites, proposed to Gideon that he should become their king, and that the throne should be confirmed to his descendants. This proposition was in direct violation of the principles of the theocracy. . . . Gideon recognized this fact; his answer shows how true and noble were his motives. "I will not rule over you," he declared; "neither shall my son rule over you: the Lord shall rule over you." {CC 129.2}


We are to invite everyone--the high and the low, the rich and the poor, all sects and classes--to share the benefits of our medical institutions. We receive into our institutions people of all denominations. But as for ourselves, we are strictly denominational; we are sacredly denominated by God and are under His theocracy. But we are not unwisely to press upon anyone the peculiar points of our faith.—Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7, p. 109 (1902). The last great work of David in his official position was to call the attention of the people once more to their solemn relation to God as subjects of His theocracy. . . . {CTr 156.2}


The people of Israel, in their gratitude at deliverance from the Midianites, proposed to Gideon that he should become their king, and that the throne should be confirmed to his descendants. This proposition was in direct violation of the principles of the theocracy. . . . Gideon recognized this fact; his answer shows how true and noble were his motives. "I will not rule over you," he declared; "neither shall my son rule over you: the Lord shall rule over you." {CC 129.2}

 

Theocracy – "God's people have been called out of the world, that they may be separated from the world. It is not safe for them to take sides in politics, whatever preference they may have. They are ever to remember that they are one in Christ. God calls upon them to enter their names as under His THEOCRACY. He cannot approve of those who link up with worldlings [and churches which cannot be distinguished from the world, Early Writings, 273]. We are entirely out of our place when we identify ourselves with party interests....

God has chosen a people who are to proclaim the third angel's message to the world. They are to be a separate and peculiar people in this world of churches who are transgressing His commandments." E.G. White Manuscript Releases Volume 3, 40, 41.

 

Conclusion:

 

The bride of Christ is taken away earlier from her father’s house—the Synagogue of Satan, just as the disciples of Christ were. Why? Because the bride is without fault, and the professing church is full of abominations to the point Christ’s Spirit has departed. The new movement, new organization has removed God (1SM 204-205) by removing pillar doctrines on the Godhead and the human nature of Christ. The acceptance of the Trinity Doctrine by the church in its 1980 General Conference Session, swept away the entire Christian economy by stating that there are three co-eternal persons to the Godhead, when only two of them are ETERNAL. The humanity of Christ is not eternal. His humanity was the result of His Incarnation.

 

The Trinity Doctrine, by its teaching that there are three CO-ETERNAL persons, sweeps away the Incarnation by its teaching that there are three CO-ETERNAL persons to the Godhead. A third person did not accrue to the Godhead until the Incarnation. In effect, the Sanctuary/Atonement has been done away with, while the ignorant leaders don’t seem to understand the implications, just as they did not understand the implications of Kellogg’s pantheism. Both, Kellogg’s spurious teaching on the Godhead, and the implications of Rome’s Trinity Doctrine, sweep away the entire Christian economy, and this is Satan’s greatest ruse against Christians to date.

 

Anyone who learns of this advanced light by way of a correct understanding of light that was already JUST SITTING THERE, WAITING TO BE PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD, is receiving an invitation to be the bride of Christ. Can one refuse that invitation by Christ? Ask Him that question.

 

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

 

Ronald William Beaulieu

 

 

 

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