210. My Vision on Walter Veith & Francois du Plessis on Overcoming Sin

Part 2


November 16, 2018


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Psa 77:13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

Eph 5:27   That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish

The correct understanding of the ministration in the heavenly sanctuary is the foundation of our faith.” (Lt. 208, 1906, in Evangelism, p. 221)

Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.” Genesis 26:5.

1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

Eph 5:27   That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish

 

I asked the Lord about those He will judge according to their trend. I asked the Lord if the following statement applied to all the saints that are saved. I was shown that indeed it does apply to all the saints that are saved, but that the bride of Christ transcends the trend aspect by overcoming all known and willful sin BEFORE she is glorified.


Judged by our Trend.—"Our characters are not to be weighed by smooth words and fair speeches manufactured for set times and occasions: but by the spirit and TREND of the whole life. E.G White, Review and Herald, 08-16-92, "Judge Not, That Ye be Not Judged."


The Experience of the Bride Versus the Guests at the Wedding Feast


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 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.” The Great Controversy, pp. 426, 427.


The Voice of God and the Voice of the Bride Awaken ALL TEN VIRGINS


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 [p. 406] 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.” Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 405.

·       Jesus first takes His bride to His home, the Sanctuary in heaven, Zion (Sion) the church in heaven where she enters now by faith:


I saw that while Jesus was in the most holy place He would be married to the New Jerusalem; and after His work should be accomplished in the holiest, He would descend to the earth in kingly power and take to Himself the precious ones who had patiently waited His return.” Early Writings, p. 251.


I saw the third angel pointing upward, showing the disappointed ones the way to the holiest of the heavenly sanctuary. As they by faith enter the most holy, they find Jesus, and hope and joy spring up anew. I saw them looking back, reviewing the past, from the proclamation of the second advent of Jesus, down through their experience to the passing of the time in 1844. They see their disappointment explained, and joy and certainty again animate them. The third angel has lighted up the past, the present, and the future, and they know that God has indeed led them by His mysterious providence.


It was represented to me that the remnant followed Jesus into the most holy place and beheld the ark and the mercy seat, and were captivated with their glory.” Early Writings, p. 255.

·       Jesus takes His bride, the remnant, BY FAITH, to His House, the Most Holy Place.


Who are the remnant?


 "The woman is a symbol of the church, and the remnant of the church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent. The dragon makes war on these for keeping the commandments of God, Sabbath and all, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ, which, according to the inspired definition of chap. xix, 10, 'is the spirit of prophecy.' Here, then, are the causes of the dragon's warfare upon the remnant. They teach the observance of the ten commandments, and the revival of the gifts, and acknowledge the gift of prophecy among them. When the Devil got one foot upon the fourth commandment, and the other upon the gifts planted in the Christian church by Jesus Christ, then his satanic majesty was filled with revengeful delight. But when the remnant, whom God designs to fit for translation to Heaven without seeing death, 'ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein,' then the dragon is wroth, and makes war on them.

The true spirit of the dragonic host, which is already being somewhat developed, is vividly described in Isa. xxx, 8-13, as being manifested just prior to the sudden destruction of those who hate the pure testimony, and love smooth and deceitful things." E. G. White, Spiritual Gifts, Vol. III, 26, 27.

 

The 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious star containing Jesus' new name. At our happy, holy state the wicked were enraged, and would rush violently up to lay hands on us to thrust us into prison, when we would stretch forth the hand in the name of the Lord, and they would fall helpless to the ground. Then it was that the synagogue of Satan knew that God had loved us who could wash one another's feet and salute the brethren with a holy kiss, and they worshiped at our feet.” Early Writings, p. 15.

 

Message to Philadelphia: 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.

 

As we were traveling along, we met a company who also were gazing at the glories of the place. I noticed red as a border on their garments; their crowns were brilliant; their robes were pure white. As we greeted [19] them, I asked Jesus who they were. He said they were martyrs that had been slain for Him. With them was an innumerable company of little ones; they also had a hem of red on their garments. Mount Zion was just before us, and on the mount was a glorious temple, and about it were seven other mountains, on which grew roses and lilies. And I saw the little ones climb, or, if they chose, use their little wings and fly, to the top of the mountains and pluck the never-fading flowers. There were all kinds of trees around the temple to beautify the place: the box, the pine, the fir, the oil, the myrtle, the pomegranate, and the fig tree bowed down with the weight of its timely figs—these made the place all over glorious. And as we were about to enter the holy temple, Jesus raised His lovely voice and said, "Only the 144,000 enter this place," and we shouted, "Alleluia.” Early Writings, p. 19.

·       The remnant of the church are the Christians of the LAST GENERATION OF MEN living just prior to the second advent.

·       They KEEP the commandments of God, for they are WITHOUT FAULT, the 144,000 of Revelation 14:1-5.

·       Only the 144,000 enter the Temple on Mt. Zion in heaven. Christ is the High Priest. They are the lesser priests.

·       The 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious star containing Jesus' new name.

·       Philadelphia is made PILLARS (PRIESTS) in the Temple on Mt. Zion. She is the bride—not faulted in Rev. 3.

·       I will write upon [PHILADELPHIA] him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem.

·       The 144,000 are translated WITHOUT SEEING DEATH. Elijah is a type of those who are thus translated.

·       Elijah purifies the Son’s of Levi. Mal. 3. The leaders of the new movement fail to give this purification message. Thus, they fail to participate in the privilege of hastening the preparation of the bride, and thus the second coming of Jesus Christ. This is why Christ waits. He is waiting for His bride to believe that His HOLY SPIRIT POWER given for OBEDIENCE, Romans 1:5, is indeed efficacious, being all powerful against any foe, including Satan, His arch enemy.


Another name (title) for the bride is Zion (Sion) Hebrews 12:22, 23. It is Zion that is married. She has sons and daughters, the people of the church, the ten virgins who are not a “strictly pure virgin,” (bethulah) which is the Hebrew meaning of the word virgin in verse 5 (below). The use of the word Jerusalem means TRUE SPIRITUAL JERUSALEM as opposed to APOSTATE, once SPIRITUAL JERUSALEM.


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. 

Isa 62:5   For as a young man marrieth a virgin (bethulah), so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. 

Isa 62:6   I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, 

Isa 62:7   And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. 

Isa 62:8   The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: 

Isa 62:9   But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness. 

Isa 62:10   Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 

Isa 62:11   Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 

Isa 62:12   And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken. 


The True Reformers are Zion, the Bride, Philadelphia, the 144,000, who are WRITTEN, REGISTERED IN SION (ZION), the church of men MADE PERFECT in heaven.


"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.

 

I was shown that the greatest proof that the bride overcomes this side of glorification is the fact that Ellen White says that our characters don’t change at the second coming, and that the robe of Christ’s righteousness will not cover sin. The bride must be a perfect overcomer because she is represented as Christ’s BODY, while He is the HEAD.

·       The sons (Isa 62:5) and daughters (vs. 11) of Zion are the guests at the wedding, the people of the church who will comprise the great multitude. GC, p. 426.

·       Verse 11 is a paraphrase of the Midnight Cry—Behold the Bridegroom cometh, Go ye out to meet Him. Thus, it is the bride who gives the final Loud Midnight Cry to the people (10 virgins) of ALL CHURCHES,

·       Why is the voice of God and the voice of the bride calling all 10 virgins OUT OF ALL CHURCHES? Because they are all corrupt as the seven women of Isaiah 4:1-4 depicts.

·       The Midnight Cry is the same as Isaiah 37:31, 32, for OUT OF [APOSTATE] JERUSALEM goeth forth a remnant, as well as a remnant out of Babylon.

Nearest the throne are those who were once zealous in the cause of Satan, but who, plucked as brands from the burning, have followed their Saviour with deep, intense devotion. Next are those who perfected Christian characters in the midst of falsehood and infidelity, those who honored the law of God when the Christian world declared it void, and the millions, of all ages, who were martyred for their faith. And beyond is the "great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, . . . before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands." Revelation 7:9. Their warfare is ended, their victory won. They have run the race and reached the prize. The palm branch in their hands is a symbol of their triumph, the white robe an emblem of the spotless righteousness of Christ which now is theirs.” The Great Controversy, p. 665.

1.    Nearest the throne is the bride of Christ.

2.    Then the martyrs.

3.    Then the great multitude.


God Declares the Bride, the 144,000 to be Without Fault


Revelation 14:1-4 is God’s declaration that it is possible to keep His Law and that it never should have been broken. His bride vindicates God’s commandments and proves that it is possible to KEEP THEM, WITHOUT FAULT, by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit of Christ’s Divine Nature. II Peter 1:4.


2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.


This is the rest of the story which Walter Veith and Francois du Plessis fail to relate. This is the truth that proves the efficacious POWER of Christ’s Holy Spirit, empowering man to overcome all known sin this side of glorification.


Proof Absolute From the BIBLE and the SOP That the Bride of Christ FULLY OVERCOMES ALL SIN and is Married BEFORE His Second Coming, BEFORE ANY GLORIFICATION


It would behoove you to pray very solemnly before reading the following statements. The Angel of the Lord instructed me that Jesus saved this ABSOLUTE BOMBSHELL for the end—to provide the MOST STARTLING MESSAGE that Christians of any persuasion will ever hear, and to aid His bride to once again arrive at her state of PERFECTION which she had in her pre-investigative judgment life. Remember that Philadelphia, circa 1st century, was told she would be the bride of Jesus Christ and kept through the worst time of trouble to come upon planet earth—Revelation 3:10-12. Ellen White said the disciples were part of the bride. Desire of Ages, 179. She said that only the 144,000 go into the Temple on Mt. Zion, and that they are translated without seeing death.

In order to interpret all of the above factors so that nothing contradicts, translated without seeing death must mean after one is Regenerated. The disciples saw death. The Philadelphians of the 1st century saw death. Yet, according to Ellen G. White, they must be alive and on earth at the last generation remnant in order to be one of the 144,000 who go into the temple on Mt. Zion, for only the 144,000 enter that Temple. EW, p. 19.


In the summer and autumn of 1844 the proclamation, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh," was given. The two classes represented by the wise and foolish virgins were then developed--one class who looked with joy to the Lord's appearing, and who had been diligently preparing to meet Him; another class that, influenced by fear and acting from impulse, had been satisfied with a theory of the truth, but were destitute of the grace of God. In the parable, when the bridegroom came, "they that were ready went in with him to the marriage." 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 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 proclamation, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh," in the summer of 1844, led thousands to expect the immediate advent of the Lord. At the appointed time the Bridegroom came, not to the earth, as the people expected, but to the Ancient of Days in heaven, to the marriage, the reception of His kingdom. "They that were ready went in with Him to the marriage: and the door was shut." They were not to be present in person at the marriage; for it takes place in heaven, while they are upon the earth. The followers of Christ are to "wait for their Lord, when He will return from the wedding." Luke 12:36. But they are to understand His work, and to follow Him by faith as He goes in before God. It is in this sense that they are said to go in to the marriage.” The Great Controversy, pp. 426, 427.


Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.


Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

·       “Having received the kingdom, He will come in His glory” [THIS IS WHY THE BRIDE MUST MAKE HERSELF READY BEFORE CHRIST COMES IN HIS GLORY—BEFORE GLORIFICATION.]

·       The bride must be PURE AND MARRIED before the second coming, for she is MARRIED before He “will return from the wedding.” Luke 12:36. It you don’t believe Ellen White. Take it from God Almighty!

·       Luk 12:36   And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

·       This also is FULL SUPPORT for REGENERATION, which explains how the marriage was consummated in 1844, when those who were ready, PHILADELPHIA, HIS BRIDE, in the parable, when the bridegroom came, "they that were ready went in with him to the marriage."   

·       Now friends of mine, the Lord has lowered His BOOMERANG on all the false prophets. This is the two-edged sword of Elijah, which spiritually slays all the false prophets at the end-time.

·       This proves irrefutably that the 144,000 are PERFECT and MARRIED before the second coming, and before any glorification that takes place at that time.

·       Rev 19:7   Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 

·       Rev 19:8   And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 

·       If you won’t accept this evidence from the BIBLE [LUKE 12:36] AS WELL AS THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, it won’t matter, because you will be lost anyway. God is pressing the issues at this end-time. The stakes are as high as they get. What is your decision today? Choose ye this day whom you will serve. God, or man. Choose this day whom you will OBEY, GOD, OR HIS ADVERSARY THE DEVIL.

·       I was shown that you should no longer support any false leader in the new movement, because they are grooming men, maidens and little children for the slaughter.

·       I was shown it is foolish to support men in the building up of monuments to man and enabling men without a full truth message to travel all over the world teaching error. I speak of men like Walter Veith and Doug Batchelor, both of whom have acquired country properties, and live high, while teaching error all over the world that will make men twice the child of hell they are. Matthew 23:15, and prevail upon their converts to remain at the omega apostasy new movement for the slaughter of men, maidens and little children. I saw that the Lord views the support of such men as a high spiritual crime and that all who do so will be held corporately responsible for their heinous errors.


The following short videos show how Walter Veith and Doug Batchelor live. If you think God is blessing this type of lifestyle, WHILE THEY ARE DRAWING THEIR SUBJECTS INTO A NEW MOVEMENT THAT HAS REMOVED GOD (1SM 205), you had better pray hard and think again:

https://www.amazingfacts.org/news-and-features/news/item/id/14142/t/country-living-with-doug-batchelor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNgihRJBk3M


Note Veith’s plush log home on lake Dugan in the following video. Dugan Lake is an expensive resort area in British Columbia, Canada. Note the multiple log structures that don’t come cheap! I can promise you one thing in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ: If these men were teaching the FULL TRUTH, they would not receive the funds to make their lifestyle sustainable. You who have tried to give the FULL TRUTH, know EXACTLY what I mean. For the rest of you, TRY IT, and you will QUICKLY see what I mean!


The examples of Doug Batchelor and Walter Veith’s lifestyle are a classic illustration of what the retired SDA minister told me about how to get rich as an Adventist. That minister separated rather than pursuing the formula he related to me.

·       “I saw that the cause of God had been hindered and dishonored by some traveling who had no message from God. [See Appendix.] Such will have to give an account to God for every dollar they have used in traveling where it was not their duty to go, because that money might have helped on the cause of God; and for the lack of the spiritual food that might have been given them by God's called and chosen messengers, had they had the means, souls have starved and died. I saw that those who have strength to labor with their hands and help sustain the cause were as accountable for their strength as others were for their property.” Early Writings, p. 50.


There are men spending precious means for travelling all over the world who are not teaching the full truth regarding the following issues.

1.    Correct response to the apostasy of the new movement.

2.    A correct teaching on overcoming sin that will inspire the bride of Christ to make herself ready with the aid of Christ’s Divine Nature Holy Spirit.

3.    They are not teaching the truth on the Godhead. They are teaching the Trinity Doctrine which sweeps away the entire Christian economy.

4.    A correct teaching on corporate responsibility for the apostasy of the new movement.

5.    They are crossing sea and land to make proselytes, whom they make twice the child of hell than they are. Matt. 23:15, because they are instructing that God’s people should SUPER GLUE their posterior to a pew at the omega of apostasy new movement, where they will remain until the next literal slaughter of Ezekiel 9.

6.    Some point to numbers and facilities as evidence of God’s blessing: "If you lower the standard in order to secure popularity and an increase of numbers, and then make this increase a cause of rejoicing (celebration), you show great blindness. If numbers were an evidence of success, Satan might claim the preeminence for, in this world, his followers are largely in the majority... It is the virtue, intelligence, and piety of the people composing our churches, not their numbers, that should be a source of joy and thankfulness A correct. Counsels to Teachers, p. 94.

7.    Were they teaching ALL THE TRUTH, that would be another matter. Because they are not, Matthew 23:15 accrues.


QUESTION: The men I have named claim to be giving the three angel’s messages to the world. Are they giving the SECOND ANGELS MESSAGE when they ALL advocate joining a new movement that has removed God, and is corporately responsible for ecumenical liaison with the fallen churches we were supposed to come out of? That is a serious question, and the answer is a clarion NO! The members of the new movement they advocate is going to be literally destroyed in another fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, just as the Temple and Jerusalem were destroyed in A.D. 70. Why do they not give that warning? Because it is not popular and conducive to raising funds.


I want to tell you a most interesting fact relative to the last literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 in A.D. 70. Read Chapter 1 of The Great Controversy, which portrays a vivid history of that holocaust, and you will find where it says that true prophets warned the faithful Christians of when and where to flee—to Pella in Pearea. But here is the interesting fact: No one knows the name of the true prophets who warned the Christians. Their identity is OBSCURE even to this day, but I was shown where they taught by Isaiah 37:31, 32, and the Holy Spirit inspired them to tell the Christians to flee to Pella in the land of Perea or Peraea, both spellings are correct.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perea


The Lord clearly showed me that the following statement applies to Walter Veith, because of the light he has. He can thus more easily deceive and lead many astray on all of the issues enumerated above. I was shown that some folk are worshipping at his feet because of the knowledge he possesses, and this makes it easy for them to be deceived.


I was shown that Mr. Veith does not intentionally deceive, but that he holds serious erroneous views on the above listed issues, and that because of his knowledge in other areas, folk are the more willing to believe his errors. The very same situation occurred with Dr. John H. Kellogg. Men as intelligent and once godly as Jones and Waggoner were deceived by Kellogg’s erroneous views on the Godhead, because they were impressed with his keen intelligence.


It is those who have had the most light that Satan seeks the most assiduously to ensnare. He knows that if he can deceive them, they can, under his control, clothe sin with the garments of righteousness, and lead many astray. God grant that our teachers may see and understand this, their great danger, and that they may recover themselves from the snare of Satan, and put forth redoubled efforts to save others who are exposed.” {21MR 172.7}


Unless the sacred word is appreciated, it will not be obeyed as a sure and safe and precious text book. Every besetting sin must be put away. Warfare must be waged against it until it is overcome. The Lord will work with your efforts. As finite, sinful man works out his own salvation with fear and trembling, it is God who works in him, to will and to do of his own good pleasure. But God will not work without the co-operation of man. He must exercise his powers to the very utmost he must place himself as an apt, willing student in the school of Christ and as he accepts the grace that is freely offered to him, the presence of Christ in the thought and in the heart will give him decision of purpose to lay aside every weight of sin, that the heart may be filled with all the fullness of God, and of his love.” {CE 111.1}


Here is the pure truth on overcoming as far as those who have long been privy to advanced truth are concerned. That includes Seventh-day Adventists who have been in the truth for weeks and months:


Obedience to the Law Our Hedge of Protection


Jesus addressed all the people present; but the priests and rulers answered. “He will miserably destroy those wicked men,” they said, “and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.” The speakers had not at first perceived the application of the parable, but they now saw that they had pronounced their own condemnation. In the parable the householder represented God, the vineyard the Jewish nation, and the hedge the divine law which was their protection. The tower was a symbol of the temple. The lord of the vineyard had done everything needful for its prosperity. “What could have been done more to my vineyard,” he says, “that I have not done in it?” Isaiah 5:4. Thus was represented God’s unwearied care for Israel. And as the husbandmen were to return to the lord a due proportion of the fruits of the vineyard, so God’s people were to honor Him by a life corresponding to their sacred privileges. But as the husbandmen had killed the servants whom the master sent to them for fruit, so the Jews had put to death the prophets whom God sent to call them to repentance. Messenger after messenger had been slain. Thus far the application of the parable could not be questioned, and in what followed it was not less evident. In the beloved son whom the lord of the vineyard finally sent to his disobedient servants, and whom they seized and slew, the priests and rulers saw a distinct picture of Jesus and His impending fate. Already they were planning to slay Him whom the Father had sent to them as a last appeal. In the retribution inflicted upon the ungrateful husbandmen was portrayed the doom of those who should put Christ to death.” {DA 596.3}


Thus saith the Lord: Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor; and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place. For if ye do this thing indeed, then there shall enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people. But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by Myself, saith the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.” {ST November 30, 1904, Art. A, par. 2}


These words show plainly that obedience to God’s commands is the condition upon which His promises are fulfilled. These commands are not grievous. God has given them for the good of His people. His law is the hedge which He has built around His vineyard for its protection. The Lord has plainly declared that He will abundantly bless His people if they will obey the laws of His kingdom. It is their life to obey. In keeping God’s commandments there is great reward. {ST November 30, 1904, Art. A, par. 3}


Testimonies Our Protection


I urged our brethren to become acquainted with the teachings that are in the Testimonies. God has given us light that we cannot disregard or treat with indifference or contempt. He has let light shine upon us in reproofs, in warnings, that we may, if we will, take hold upon it and escape the dangers that beset our pathway. When temptations arise, we may be guarded and we may discern them because the Lord has pointed them out to us, that we shall not be deceived.—Manuscript 23, 1889. {3SM 360.1}


The humility that bears fruit, filling the soul with a sense of the love of God, will speak for the one who has cherished it, in the great day when men will be rewarded according as their works have been. Happy will be the one of whom it can be said, “The Spirit of God never stirred this man’s soul in vain. He went forward and upward from strength to strength. Self was not woven into his life. {3SM 360.2}


Each message of correction, warning, and counsel he received as a blessing from God. Thus the way was prepared for him to receive still greater blessings, because God did not speak to him in vain. Each step upward on the ladder of progress prepared him to climb still higher. From the top of the ladder the bright beams of God’s glory shone upon him. He did not think of resting, but sought constantly to attain the wisdom and righteousness of Christ. Ever he pressed toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” {3SM 360.3}


This experience every one who is saved must have. In the day of judgment, the course of the man who has retained the frailty and imperfection of humanity will not be vindicated. For him there will be no place in heaven. He could not enjoy the perfection of the saints in light. He who has not sufficient faith in Christ to believe that He can keep him from sinning, has not the faith that will give him an entrance into the kingdom of God.” Manuscript 161, 1897. {3SM 360.4}


Christ came to this earth and lived a life of perfect obedience, that men and women, through His grace [Holy Spirit], might also live lives of PERFECT OBEDIENCE. This is NECESSARY to their salvation. Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.” E. G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 5, p. 222.


Christ “gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works” (Titus 2:14). He made an offering so complete that through His grace every one may reach the standard of perfection. Of those who receive His grace and follow His example it will be written in the book of life, “Complete in Him—without spot or stain.” {HP 7.4}


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” ... “who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). What is there left for us to ask, that is not included in this merciful, abundant provision? Through the merits of Christ we are blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. It is our privilege to draw nigh to God, to breathe in the atmosphere of His presence.... Nothing short of abiding in the presence of Christ will bring peace, freedom, courage, and power.” {HP 7.5}

 

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12, 13. {OHC 91.1}

 

Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” What does this mean? It means that every day you are to distrust your own human efforts and wisdom. You are to fear to speak at random, fear to follow your own impulses, fear that pride of heart and love of the world and lust of the flesh shall exclude the precious grace the Lord Jesus is longing to bestow upon you. {OHC 91.2}


Man’s working, as brought out in the text, is not an independent work he performs without God. His whole dependence is upon the power and grace of the Divine Worker. Many miss the mark here, and claim that man must work his own individual self, free from divine power. This is not in accordance with the text. Another argues that man is free from all obligation, because God does it all, both the willing and the doing. The text means that the salvation of the human soul requires the will power to be subjected to the divine will power.... And it is the very hardest, sternest conflict which comes with the purpose and hour of great resolve and decision of the human to incline the will and way to God’s will and God’s way.” {OHC 91.3}

 

Man is allotted a part in this great struggle for everlasting life; he must respond to the working of the Holy Spirit. It will require a struggle to break through the powers of darkness, but the Spirit that works in him can and will accomplish this. But man is no passive instrument to be saved in indolence. He is called upon to strain every muscle in the struggle for immortality, yet it is God that supplies the efficiency.” {OHC 91.4}

 

Here are man’s works, and here are God’s works.... With these two combined powers, man will be victorious, and receive a crown of life at last.... He puts to the stretch every spiritual nerve and muscle that he may be a successful overcomer in this work, and that he may obtain the precious boon of eternal life.”{OHC 91.5}

 

Like Israel of old the wicked destroy themselves; they fall by their iniquity. By a life of sin, they have placed themselves so out of harmony with God, their natures have become so debased with evil, that the manifestation of His glory [BRIGHTNESS] is to them a consuming fire” (The Great Controversy, p. 37).

 

It is a fundamental of last generation theology that ultimately there must be a completion of “the restoration of truth left incomplete by the Protestant Reformers and early Adventist pioneers” (Canale). Adventism has not accomplished it, and, unless Adventists get out of the rut they are in, they will never accomplish it. This writer does not hold out hope that they will escape. The drift has been too far, the house has been left unto them desolate, and the structure will be blown away in the coming storm and tempest (see Battle Creek Letters, p. 81). It is far past the day of playing church. Churchianity is dead, though it has a name of being alive, as was the case with Sardis (Rev. 3:1), the church that became fallen Babylon at the rejection of the first angel’s message in the mid–19th century. Modern Laodicea is Sardis revived. Yet, there is a living church, and it is carrying the advancing light of the loud cry of the third angel. In it there is no central organization by any earthly administration but only a heavenly one. It is described in Malachi 3:16–18 and maintained on an individual basis, under the True Vine.” Those who are part of it are entering into the Philadelphian experience at this very time.”

Straub, Kevin. Of the Times and Seasons (Kindle Locations 13065-13066). Aspect Books. Kindle Edition.

 

Regarding Kevin’s statement that: “Modern Laodicea is Sardis revived,” the truth is that the wise virgins of Laodicea will become the future martyrs of Sardis. The foolish virgins do not become “saved” martyrs, which is what Sardis consisted (consists) of.

 

Where is This All Going, and Where Has the True Church Gone?”

 

Finally, then, what is our individual responsibility in these matters? Where is the true church and church militant when the mainstream organized religious body—the denomination—is apostate? Will the denomination finally repent and be “fixed”? Does this fix lie in the two main points suggested by David Dennis, former denominational watchdog at headquarters? I am convinced change within the church can only come from two sources: (1) lay people, through voice and financial boycott making their concerns heard and demanding a greater level of accountability; and (2) the political timidity, which currently frightens church employees away from speaking out, will have to give way to an internal revolt, demanding change.” (David Dennis to Jan Paulsen, “An Open Letter,” Oct. 30, 2001, emphasis added) Straub, Kevin. Of the Times and Seasons (Kindle Locations 13072-13074). Aspect Books. Kindle Edition.

 

What David Dennis, a former treasurer of the General Conference, is apparently unaware of, is the fact that the Spirit of Prophecy says that the new movement will “allow NOTHING to stand in its way. 1SM 205.

 

Christ and His followers did neither of Dennis’ proffered solutions. They came out and separated from the prevailing iniquity, and formed Home Churches, which were then the valid “Jerusalem,” church militant.

 

Are laity vocal protest and monetary boycott along with employee revolution even remotely likely? Today, most of those who care about these issues are in independent movements or home churches. These would certainly not be denominational employees. There are members in the mainstream who are semi-aware and concerned, but they are tied to the denomination by the purification myth and its attending notions of unconditional election for the denomination, that the church institution directed by the General Conference is the ‘ship that will go through.’” Straub, Kevin. Of the Times and Seasons (Kindle Locations 13074-13079). Aspect Books. Kindle Edition.

 

Walter Veith, along with other dumb-dog watchmen (Isa. 56:10-12; 5T 211) all believe in the denomination’s “purification myth.” And some really dumb-dog foolish virgins who believe they know more than God and Ellen White, believe that Ezekiel 9 will never happen to the SDA new movement. They believe that per the spurious Will Ross statement, the church will be purified before the Loud Cry so that it can give the Midnight Cry, when it is NOT the new movement church that gives that cry. The 144,000 saints who are not defiled with any apostate church long BEFORE the Midnight Cry, give that clarion call to the world. They are prepared and ready long before the Loud Cry and God says it is they who sound the cry. COL 405.

 

The spurious Will Ross statement is totally against God and Ellen White on Ezekiel 9, and what Ellen White called a PREFIGURE, referring to the last literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, which she indeed specifies to be LITERAL. In the last literal fulfillment, God’s first “chosen” people were gathered into the midst of their apostate Temple and Jerusalem, Ezekiel 22:17-33. So it will be in the literal fulfillment of the antitype of Ezekiel 9.

 

Such MEMBERS are not aware that Ellen White spoke of a Noble Ship that sinks to rise no more. That imposter “ship” is the SS Laodicea, with the foolish virgins onboard. Some will mutiny and “jump ship” before and at the next Midnight Loud Cry which is made by the bride to ALL TEN VIRGINS, FOR THEY ALL SLUMBERED AND SLEPT until they heard the voice of God and the voice of the bride. Matthew 24 and COL, 405.

 

I am convinced change within the church can only come from two sources: (1) lay people, through voice and financial boycott making their concerns heard and demanding a greater level of accountability; and (2) the political timidity, which currently frightens church employees away from speaking out, will have to give way to an internal revolt, demanding change.” (David Dennis to Jan Paulsen, “An Open Letter,” Straub, Kevin. Of the Times and Seasons (Kindle Locations 13070-13073). Aspect Books. Kindle Edition.

 

Again, Dennis either is ignorant of Ellen White’s statement that NOTHING will be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement, or he does not believe her. Likewise, he is either ignorant of or does not believe God in Ezekiel 9, and Ellen White in Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211, about the Ezekiel 9 slaughter of men, maidens and little children BEGINS at His Church, His Sanctuary, the House of Jacob.

 

Surely one must realize, having studied the four generations of the devouring pests, that the restoration promised will be to the people of God as individuals who have remained steadfast in the faith once delivered to the saints and not to an organization of conference committees. The restoration is of those who embrace the three angel’s messages in the context of the gospel light of 1888. These will live in the advancing light of present truth which develops further out of the “truth as it is in Jesus,” bringing us to deeper understanding of the glory of God, which is His character.” Straub, Kevin. Of the Times and Seasons (Kindle Locations 13081-13083). Aspect Books. Kindle Edition.

 

The new movement has turned the 1888 message on its head, which is one of its worst abominations!

 

If the reader is tracking closely with what is being said here, he or she will realize that, with current events unfolding as they are and the actual state of the denomination in the world as it is, there is no time left for the expected denominational purification, or shaking. Purification will indeed take place, but it will be at the level of individuals and not institutions. This purification would be the shaking of God’s people.” Straub, Kevin. Of the Times and Seasons (Kindle Locations 13113-13121). Aspect Books. Kindle Edition.

 

At this time [Sunday Law] and in the lead-up to it, even prior to the death decree, it will certainly appear as though the church, God’s faithful remnant who give the loud cry, is about to fall. How? Not by internal apostasy causing great numbers of Adventists to quit membership, but by external sanctions threatening the faithful with extinction.” Straub, Kevin. Of the Times and Seasons (Kindle Locations 13128-13131). Aspect Books. Kindle Edition.

 

 

 

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