42. My Vision on the Final Church


August 31, 2012


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For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. Isaiah 9:16

 


In the night hours of August 31, 2012, I received a vision on the last church. Some of my vision was by way of confirmation of truth that I had come to believe in the past, and some of it was entirely new. I will recount some of the past in order to best articulate the new I was shown.

My angel told me that this vision should be circulated not only to every professing Seventh-day Adventist, but to all professing Christians in the world whether they will hear or whether they will forbear. While Ellen White statements are applied, they are fully backed by Scripture.

 

The principles stated herein apply to every formally organized church in the world per Isaiah 4:1-4. Within those verses, the seven women refer to the seven churches of Revelation 2 and 3, and symbolize EVERY FORMALLY ORGANIZED CHURCH at the end-time. All Bible commentators recognize that Isaiah chapters 1-4 are end-time in context. These verses, interpreted with Isaiah 37:31 and 32, so that nothing contradicts, teach the responsibility of every professing Christian at the end-time. One must recognize that in Isaiah 4:1-4, God is speaking about true Zion and true Jerusalem lest chapter 4 contradict chapter 37.

 

In the process of receiving the vision, I asked Gabriel, my messenger angel, about a matter I had oft heard false sayers comment on. Over the last number of decades, since the beginning of any major call out of the omega of apostasy new movement, new organization, masquerading as the Seventh-day Adventist church, I have heard quite a number of church members opine:

 

Why go out to form another church that will itself, only become apostate in time?” I asked my angel Gabriel about that matter that I had long ruminated upon in the recesses of my mind, but had never thought to ask before. The answer to my question was quite simple so that in after thought I wondered why I had not thought of it myself! But this proves that without the aid of the Holy Spirit we can do nothing, thus the false opinion of many churchmen over the past decades in saying that any church separating from the SDA church would only eventually apostatize. That is an antichrist statement. Why? Because it presumes that God could never have a pure and undefiled church. That concept directly contradicts Revelation 14:1-4.

 

Here is the answer I was given: Gabriel told me that the sole reason all true organizations of professing Christians have fallen is because of apostate leaders WHO LED IN REBELLION TO GOD’S COMMANDMENTS; that it was false leaders who entered the flock as wolves in sheep’s clothing that had led all churches that ever apostatized into apostasy, and that the people loved to have it so, so they follow suit in apostasy. Thus, they become corporately responsible for the apostasy and their support for apostate leaders. He then said that this will not occur in the final coming out of a remnant from apostate Jerusalem, for one reason:

 

Jesus takes the reins in His own hands and forever after leads His church triumphant. Since Jesus is not the author of apostasy, no apostasy will ever again enter His church under His leadership.”

 

Let me tell you that the Lord will work in this last work in a manner very much out of the common order of things, and in a way that will be contrary to any human planning. There will be those among us who will always want to control the work of God, to dictate even what movements shall be made when the work goes forward under the direction of the angel who joins the third angel in the message to be given to the world. God will use ways and means by which it will be seen that He is taking the reins in His own hands. The workers will be surprised by the simple means that He will use to bring about and perfect His work of righteousness. Testimonies to Ministers, p. 300.

 

I felt somewhat foolish that I had not thought of that simple, but profoundly true answer. And I wondered why I had never heard of others responding with that answer. I had often read the Ellen White statement that Jesus takes the reins in His own hands at the end-time, but had not thought of it in the context of the response I was given to my question.

 

I was shown that every vestige of the following verses apply to apostate Adventism at the end-time and that these verses are an elaboration on Ezekiel 9:

 

Eze 22:1  Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 

 

Eze 22:2   Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city [JERUSALEM]? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.

 

Eze 22:3   Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself. 

 

Eze 22:4   Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come [even] unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries. 

 

Eze 22:5   [Those that be] near, and [those that be] far from thee, shall mock thee, [which art] infamous [and] much vexed. 

 

Eze 22:6  Behold, the princes [LEADERS] of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood. 

 

Eze 22:7   In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow. 

 

Eze 22:8   Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths. 

 

Eze 22:9   In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness. 

 

Eze 22:10   In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution. 

 

Eze 22:11   And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter. 

 

Eze 22:12   In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD. 

 

Eze 22:13  Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee. 

 

Eze 22:14   Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken [it], and will do [it]. 

 

 Eze 22:15   And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee. 

 

Eze 22:16   And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD. 

 

Eze 22:17  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 

 

Eze 22:18   Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they [are] brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are [even] the dross of silver. 

 

Eze 22:19   Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 

 

Eze 22:20   [As] they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt [it]; so will I gather [you] in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave [you there], and melt you. 

 

Eze 22:21   Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof. 

 

Eze 22:22   As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you. 

 

Eze 22:23  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 

 

Eze 22:24   Son of man, say unto her, Thou [art] the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. 

 

Eze 22:25   [There is] a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. 

 

Eze 22:26   Her priests [LEADERS] have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed [difference] between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 

 

Note: Ezekiel 22 is nothing more than an explanation of why Ezekiel 9 occurred/occurs. Does that verse sound like SDA’s are God’s commandment-keeping people when God says the priest’s, the LEADERS, have violated His law?

 

Eze 22:27   Her princes [LEADERS] in the midst thereof [are] like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. 

 

Does that include Walter Veith when he defies Ellen White’s statements on corporate responsibility to say that the German Conference leader who signed that conference into ecumenical league with the German National Council of Churches, is only responsible for that act himself!

 

How many leaders does Ezekiel 22:27 (above) include? Will you believe God’s answer?

 

Isa 56:10   His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. 

 

Isa 56:11   Yea, [they are] greedy dogs [which] can never have enough, and they [are] shepherds [that] cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. 

 

Isa 56:12   Come ye, [say they], I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, [and] much more abundant.

 

Eze 22:28   And her prophets have daubed them with untempered [morter], seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken. 

 

Eze 22:29   The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. 

 

Eze 22:30   And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none

 

Note: Think of your favorite SDA leader. Then ask yourself, do you believe God in the verse above as well as Isaiah 56:10-12? God has shown me that most SDA’s won’t believe these verses! They will make exceptions and thus are antichrist in denying corporate responsibility as taught by the Achan principle in Joshua Chapters 6 and 7, and the following statements by Ellen White:

 

"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}

 

Eze 22:31   Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed  Ezekiel 22:1-31.

 

I asked Gabriel if Isaiah 37:31, 32 and Ezekiel 20:34-38 applied to the end-time. He replied that these verses apply more to the end-time than any other time in the history of God’s church.

 

31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this. Isaiah 37:31, 32.

 

The Rebels Shaken From the Church Triumphant, Not the Church Militant

 

In the first Christian church, the rebels, the tares, were shaken out of the church triumphant that separated from the apostate church militant. So it will be at the end-time and the final church triumphant.

 

33  As I live, saith the Lord God, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:

34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.

35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.

36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord God.

37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:

38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. Ezekiel 20:31-38.

 

I was shown that Ezekiel 20:31-38 is the true Zion, true Jerusalem, bride of Christ church triumphant from which and by which all rebels (tares and thorns) will be shaken out of the kingdom of heaven church, Matthew 13.

 

I asked for a confirmation on my past teaching of the following statement by Ellen G. White, and I was told that I had taught a fully correct interpretation of this statement:

 

The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place. None but those who have been overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony will be found with the loyal and true, without spot or stain of sin, without guile in their mouths. We must be divested of our self-righteousness and arrayed in the righteousness of Christ.” {12MR 324.3}

 

In 1986, I was shown that Zion is the pure bride of Jesus Christ, that is married, Isaiah 62:1-5 KJV or The Pure Cambridge KJV Edition of 1611. I was shown:

 

·       Obviously the church that remains is the church triumphant.

·       Those without guile in their mouths refers to the 144,000 bride, church triumphant. Revelation 14:1-4.

·       The church triumphant appears as about to fall when the once church militant, become the church apostate, does indeed fall as apostate Jerusalem fell in A.D. 70.

·       Why does the church triumphant appear as about to fall? Because she is in the wilderness, Ezekiel 20:31-38.

·       Who separated the wheat from the tares in the last church triumphant of A.D. 34-70? The disciples of Christ did and they were separated from the apostate Jewish church.

·       Zion is the church triumphant, the faithful church, comprised of faithful men. Zion is not any faulty church militant from which the tares are shaken to leave it the church triumphant.

·       If the bad were shaken from the apostate SDA church to leave it the church triumphant, then that church would not be literally destroyed in an Ezekiel 9 debacle prophesied by Ellen G. White, its prophetess.

·       "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.

·       “The time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled; that prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter.”— Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1303.

·       The Signs of the Times, February 12, 1880:  “The desolation of Jerusalem stands as a solemn warning before the eyes of modern Israel.” 

·       “The desolation of Jerusalem in the days of Jeremiah is a solemn warning to modern Israel, that the counsels and admonitions given them through chosen instrumentalities cannot be disregarded with impunity.”  Prophets and Kings, 416.    

·       “In some cases, BEFORE the time specified in the decree, enemies will rush upon the waiting ones to put them to death.”  E.G. White, The 1884 edition of The Great Controversy, p. 447.

 

ISAIAH CHAPTER 62

 

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.

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.

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.

4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

5  For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. Isaiah 62:1-5.

 

When the disciples began to gather out Christians from the apostate church of their day, Jesus told them that whomever they bound (sealed) on earth would be bound (sealed) in heaven. What is exceedingly critical to realize is that the disciples were faithful men leaders of a called out church triumphant selecting the wheat from the tares. The Third Angel is faithful men from the called out church triumphant WHO SELECT THE WHEAT FROM THE TARES and seal, or bind the wheat for the heavenly garner.

 

The disciples, who selected the wheat from the tares by their shaking message in the first century, WERE NOT members of any faulty church militant shaking the bad from such a church to leave it the purged and purified church triumphant. They came out and separated themselves from an apostate church organization, as did Christ.

 

"Christ was a protestant...The Reformers date back to Christ and the apostles. They came out and separated themselves from a religion of forms and ceremonies. Luther and his followers did not invent the reformed religion. They simply accepted it as presented by Christ and the apostles." E.G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 2, 48, col. 2.  

 

Paul left

 

"And as they persisted in their rejection of the gospel the apostle (Paul) went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus." Acts, 19:8, 9.

 

"Fearing that the faith of the believers would be endangered by continued association with these opposers of the truth, Paul separated from them, and gathered the disciples into a distinct body." E.G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 286.

 

Where did the Disciples and Their Christian Followers Go? Where do we go?

 

Scripture on Home Churches

 

Act 16:32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

Act 16:34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Act 16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into [the house of] Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

Act 18:7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain [man's] house, named Justus, [one] that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

Rom 16:5 Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. Salute my well beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

1Cr 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them [which are of the house] of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1Cr 16:15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

1Cr 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

 

The Third Angel, Faithful Men of the Church Triumphant, Select the Wheat From the Tares

 

"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.

 

"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.  Not full statement


"Verily I say unto you," Christ continued, "whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

This statement holds its force in all ages. On the church has been conferred the power to act in Christ's stead. It is God's instrumentality for the preservation of order and discipline among His people. To it the Lord has delegated the power to settle all questions respecting its prosperity, purity, and order. Upon it rests the responsibility of excluding from its fellowship those who are unworthy, who by their un-Christlike conduct would bring dishonor on the truth. Whatever the church does that is in accordance with the directions given in God's word will be ratified in heaven.” 7T 263.

 

The tares are gathered first to be burned. Then the wheat is gathered into the garner. The garner is Hebrews 12:22, 23. The tares are burned in the field, the church and the world, Ezekiel 22:17-31.

 

Most church members don’t realize that Ellen White likened the church militant unto “the field and the world,” to wit:

 

"The 'field,' Christ said, 'is the world.' But we must understand this as signifying the church of Christ in the world. The parable is a description of that which pertains to the kingdom of God, His work of salvation of men and this work is accomplished through the church. True, the Holy Spirit has gone out into all the world everywhere it is moving upon the hearts of men but it is in the church that we are to grow and ripen for the garner of God." Christ's Object Lessons, p. 70.

 

One Huge Problem

 

God’s Word says that it is IMPOSSIBLE for the wheat to ripen amongst thorns or open sin apostasy, for the thorns will choke the wheat and kill it making it impossible to mature. Wheat can ripen amongst tares for they are not open sinning apostates. They are insincere believers. More on this further down.

 

The Most Shaking Message

 

The most shaking message to the 7 women churches (all formally organized churches) in A.D. 34 and at the end-time, is that one’s church is fallen and must be left in order to be pure before God, because God’s Word says it is impossible to unite with corrupt apostates and become/remain pure.

 

Do people love their church social clubs and their wayward leaders more than God? The following statement says YES, THEY DO, they love false leaders who tell them peace and safety fantasies rather than the shaking truth, to wit:

 

The SDA COUNTERPART FACTOR to the Jews

 

COUNTERPART: "The Lord commanded one of his ancient servants, 'Pray not thou for this people [Jer. 7:16 and 11:14], neither lift up cry nor prayer for them neither make intercession to me for I will not hear thee.' The prophet thus describes the sins which had called forth this fearful denunciation: 'The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means and my people love to have it so and what will ye do in the end thereof?' 'From the least of them even unto the greatest of them, every one is given to covetousness and from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace.' The apostles declare that this state of things will find its COUNTERPART in the last days. Many have a form of godliness, but in their daily life deny the power thereof. They have ceased to be convicted of their sins or alarmed at their state. They say in their hearts, 'The church is flourishing. Peace and spiritual prosperity are within her borders.' The words of the prophet may well apply to these self-deceivers, 'They have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them." E. G. White, Second Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, 11-07-82.

 

"Shall the Lord be compelled to say, `Pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear thee' [Jeremiah 7:16]? `Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain....Wilt thou not from this time cry unto Me, My Father, thou art the guide of my youth' [Jeremiah 3:3-4]?...

We are to be judged by the light that has been given us and we can find no excuse by which to extenuate our course." Review and Herald, Vol. 3, p 69-70 (August 1, 1893). (Brackets by Ellen White)

 

Wax stronger "One thing it is certain is soon to be realized, the great apostasy, which is developing and increasing and waxing stronger, and will continue to do so until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout. We are to hold fast the first principles of our denominated faith, and go forward from strength to increased faith. Ever we are to keep the faith that has been substantiated by the Holy Spirit of God from the earlier events of our experience until the present time. We need now larger breadth, and deeper, more earnest, unwavering faith in the leadings of the Holy Spirit. If we needed the manifest proof of the Holy Spirit's power to confirm truth in the beginning, after the passing of the time, we need to-day all the evidence in the confirmation of the truth, when souls are departing from the faith and giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. There must not be any languishing of soul now." (E.G. White, Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, p. 57).

 

"The enemy will set everything in operation to uproot the confidence of the believers in the pillars of our faith in the messages of the past, which have placed us upon the elevated platform of eternal truth, and which have established and given character to the work. The Lord God of Israel has led out His people, unfolding to them truth of heavenly origin." "The truth for this time is precious, but those whose hearts have not been broken by falling on the Rock Christ Jesus, will not see and understand what is truth. They will accept that which pleases their ideas, and will begin to manufacture another foundation than that which is laid. They will flatter their own vanity and esteem, thinking that they are capable of removing the pillars of our faith, and replacing them with pillars they have devised. This will continue to be as long as time shall last." Notebook, Leaflets, pp. 61-62.

 

"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. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, than for thee." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, Vol. 3, p. 69, col. 3.

 

"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.

 

The time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled; that prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter.”— Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1303.

 

The Signs of the Times, February 12, 1880:  “The desolation of Jerusalem stands as a solemn warning before the eyes of modern Israel.” 

The desolation of Jerusalem in the days of Jeremiah is a solemn warning to modern Israel, that the counsels and admonitions given them through chosen instrumentalities cannot be disregarded with impunity.”  Prophets and Kings, 416.   

 

In some cases, BEFORE the time specified in the decree, enemies will rush upon the waiting ones to put them to death.”  E.G. White, The 1884 edition of The Great Controversy, p. 447.

 

If the SDA omega of apostasy new movement was purged and cleansed by the bad leaving it, Ezekiel 9 would not and COULD NOT begin at its Sanctuaries.

 

 "The leaven of godliness has not entirely lost its power. At the time when the danger and depression of the church are greatest, [the Sunday Law] the little company who are standing in the light will be sighing and crying for the abominations that are done in the land. But more especially will their prayers arise in behalf of the church because its members are doing after the manner of the world. (Ellen G. White, “The Seal of God,” Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, page 209.

 

The Lord has a controversy with his professed people … men in responsible positions ( The General Conference ) will … ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves… In churches and in large gatherings in the open air, ministers will urge upon the people the necessity of keeping SUNDAY.” {RH March 18, 1884 par.8}

 

Who leads the people in taking the Mark of the Beast? Again, as always, it is the leaders—MEN IN RESPONSIBLE POSITIONS.

 

General Conference no longer the voice of God

 

"That these men should stand in a sacred place, to be as the voice of God to the people, as we once believed the General Conference to be--that is past".--Last Day Events, 50.4

 

As for the voice of the General Conference, there is no voice from God through that body that is reliable.” -Manuscript 57, October  12, 1895 & Manuscript Releases, Vol. 17, p 178.

 

Study the 1957 apostasy via the Evangelical Conferences with Dr. Walter Martin and Donald Grey Barnhouse to find that the church adopted an antichrist position on the human nature of Christ. Study the implications of the church's adoption of the trinity doctrine which sweeps away the entire Christian economy. See articles on the Godhead on my Website: http://omega77.tripod.com/AAAEXP.htm

 

 "Worldly policy is taking the place of true piety and wisdom that comes from above, and God will remove His prospering hand from the conference. Shall the ark of the covenant be removed from this people? Shall idols be smuggled in? Shall false principles and false precepts be brought into the sanctuary? Shall antichrist be respected? Shall the true doctrines and principles given us of God, which have made us what we are, be ignored?.... This is directly where the enemy, through blinded, unconsecrated men [leaders], is leading us." E. G. White, Manuscript 29, 1890.

         

"Christ has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the church..." E. G. White,  Christ's Object Lessons, 71.

 

"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}

 

"Christ has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the church, but He has not committed to us the work of judging character and motive. He knows our nature too well to entrust this work to us. Should we try to uproot from the church those whom we suppose to be spurious Christians, we should be sure to make mistakes. Often we regard as hopeless subjects the very one whom Christ is drawing to Himself, it would perhaps extinguish their last hope.  Many who think themselves Christians will at last be found wanting. Many will be in heaven who their neighbors supposed would never enter there. Man judges from appearance, but God judges the heart. The tares and the wheat are to grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of probationary time." COL 71. 

 

When open sin is not separated from the church, the members become corporately responsible for it.

 

"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.

 

Do you reject the STRAIGHT TESTIMONY of the above statement on corporate responsibility? SDA leaders did in 1950. Two men, Donald K. Short and Robert J. Wieland took a very thick document to SDA leaders that proved the principle of corporate responsibility. The leaders rejected it out of hand! Do you? Do you reject straight testimony as well? Do you reject the straight testimony, shaking Bible principle that if you unite with corrupt apostates you are corporately responsible for their apostasy? If you do, you have a lot of company for most SDA’s will reject the straight testimony. In Ellen White’s day it was about 1 in 20! I was shown that today it is about 1 in 1000 who believe the straight testimony.

 

The church has never recognized the principle of corporate responsibility. But it is for this reason that true Christians ever separated from any apostate body--as well as the following reasons:

 

"It is IMPOSSIBLE for you to unite with those who are corrupt, and still remain pure. (II Corinthians 6:14-15 quoted). God and Christ and the heavenly host would have men know that if he unites with the corrupt he will become corrupt." E. G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 4, p. 137. 

 

"Thorns sprung up.--The thorns made it impossible for the wheat to mature (see Luke 8:14). In the same way secular interests prevent the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22, 23) from reaching maturity. Religion is relegated to the subordinate position of being only one interest among many. For lack of cultivation it withers and eventually dies. That which the thorny-ground hearers lack is a moral transformation. To them, justification is the sum and substance of religion, and they fail to realize that the Christian life consists essentially in the process known as sanctification--the process by which evil traits and tendencies are replaced by the perfect life-pattern of Jesus Christ." Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Vol. 5, 405.

 

The wheat can mature amongst tares [insincere believers whose motives we would have to judge in order to remove them], but the wheat cannot mature amongst thorns, open, apostate sinners, because they choke out and kill the wheat. This is why true reformers have separated from open sin apostate churches in every succeeding generation, Desire of Ages, 232. On that page, note that the only reason for separation of the true reformers given is that the ecclesiastical leaders would not tolerate light--truth.

 

If wheat and thorns could dwell together until the harvest at the end of the world, then there should never have been a separation from any apostate body including the apostate Jewish church from A.D. 34, from Roman Catholicism in the Reformation, and from apostate Protestantism in 1844.

 

In the Old Testament, apostasy was dealt with by killing all the apostates who would not repent, and/or leaving them to sacrifice on one's own at home. Since Christ’s first coming, we obey Caesar’s laws and apostates are not killed. They are separated from.

 

God’s True Church in All Ages

 

In discussing the end-time church triumphant, it should be remembered that God has had a true church in every generation. For example, Philadelphia, 1st century, was not faulted for anything. Then there is this statement about the church at Shiloh, the first civilized settlement of the Israelites after emerging from the Sinai Desert:

 

 "The recreant priests added licentiousness to the dark catalogue of their crimes yet they still polluted by their presence the tabernacle of the Lord, and, laden with sin, dared to come into the presence of a holy God. As the men of Israel witnessed the corrupt course of the priests, they thought it safer for their families not to come up to the appointed place of worship. Many went from Shiloh with their peace disturbed, their indignation aroused, until they at last determined to offer their sacrifices themselves, concluding that this would be fully as acceptable to God, as to sanction in any manner the abominations practiced in the Sanctuary." E.G. White, The Signs of the Times, Vol. 1, p. 264, col. 3, December 1, 1881. 

 

What about the following and similar statements by Ellen G. White?

 

Again I say, the Lord has not spoken by any messenger who calls the church that keeps the commandments of God, Babylon. True, there are tares with the wheat; but Christ said He would send His angels to first gather the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into the garner. I know that the Lord loves His church. It is not to be disorganized or broken up into independent atoms. There is not the least consistency in this; there is not the least evidence that such a thing will be. Those who shall heed this false message and try to leaven others will be deceived and prepared to receive advanced delusions, and they will come to nought (Selected Messages, Bk 2, pp. 68-69, emphasis added).

 

Considerations in light of all the Testimony of this document interpreted so that nothing contradicts:

 

·       It is impossible for the professing SDA church to be keeping the commandments of God and at the same time be in omega apostasy.

·       Were the SDA church keeping the commandments of God, Ezekiel 9 would not literally begin at its Sanctuaries (5T 211).

·       Tares can dwell with the wheat until the harvest and not corrupt the pure, so tares are not open sinners. They are insincere believers whose motives one would have to judge in order to remove them. We are not to judge motives. But open sin we can judge.

·       Ellen White said that the THIRD ANGEL that separates the wheat from the tares symbolizes FAITHFUL MEN.

·       When God takes the reins in His own hands, and separates the wheat from the tares and thorns (open apostate sinners), His church is not disorganized any more than it was when the disciples did the same thing from A.D. 34-70.

·       Only the presence of God can constitute a church. Apostasy removes the presence of God. Jeremiah 11:15.

·       Apostate churches are rather the Synagogue of Satan, as Christ referred to the apostate Jewish church, rather than the church He loves and the church which keeps His commandments.

·       The wheat cannot mature amongst thorns (open apostate sinners) for the thorns choke out the wheat. That is God’s assessment.

·       "Thorns sprung up.--The thorns made it impossible for the wheat to mature (see Luke 8:14). In the same way secular interests prevent the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22, 23) from reaching maturity. Religion is relegated to the subordinate position of being only one interest among many. For lack of cultivation it withers and eventually dies. That which the thorny-ground hearers lack is a moral transformation. To them, justification is the sum and substance of religion, and they fail to realize that the Christian life consists essentially in the process known as sanctification--the process by which evil traits and tendencies are replaced by the perfect life-pattern of Jesus Christ." Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Vol. 5, 405. 

·       The wheat can mature amongst tares [insincere believers whose motives we would have to judge in order to remove them], but the wheat cannot mature amongst thorns, open, apostate sinners, because they choke out and kill the wheat. This is why true reformers have separated from open sin apostate churches in every succeeding generation, Desire of Ages, 232. On that page, note that the only reason for separation of the true reformers given is that the ecclesiastical leaders would not tolerate light--truth.

·       If you believe you can unite with corrupt, open sinning apostates, and still become/remain pure, you are antichrist and what God’s Word says.

·       Ezekiel 9 says that only those who sigh and cry for all the abominations in the JERUSALEM church and the FALLEN JERUSALEM CHURCHES, will be sealed. Is that the church triumphant? Is that the church God loves? Is that the church that will not be disorganized and broken up into atoms when destroyed by a literal Ezekiel 9 slaughter in antitype with A.D. 70? Is that the church that does not fall?

·       A.D. 70 fulfilled Ezekiel 9 to the letter. If Ezekiel 9 is literally fulfilled as Ellen White stated, then all of Ezekiel 22:17-31 applies to the SDA church and all formally organized professing Christian churches today.

 

Is this prolepsis prophesy by Ellen G. White, is this the church God loves and that will NEVER be disorganized and broken up into atoms? Does this statement describe the SDA CHURCH TRIUMPHANT, or the once SDA church militant?

                                      

"Jesus sends HIS PEOPLE a message of warning to prepare them for his coming. To the prophet John was made known the closing work in the great plan of man's redemption. He beheld an angel flying 'in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him for the hour of his Judgment is come and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters [Rev. 14:6, 7.].

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. They had failed to preserve their connection with God, and had REFUSED THE LIGHT FROM HEAVEN therefore they WERE NOT of the number described by the apostle Paul: 'But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day we are not of the night nor of darkness' [1 Thess. 5:4, 5]. 

The watchmen upon the walls of Zion should be the first to catch the tidings of the Saviour's advent, the first to lift their voices to proclaim him near, the first to warn the people to prepare for his coming. But they were at ease, dreaming of peace and safety, while the people were asleep in their sins. Jesus saw HIS CHURCH, like the barren fig-tree, covered with pretentious leaves, yet destitute of precious fruit. There was a boastful observance of the forms of religion, while the spirit of true humility, penitence and faith--which alone could render the service acceptable to God--was lacking. Instead of the graces of the Spirit, there were manifested pride, formalism, vainglory, selfishness, oppression. A BACKSLIDING CHURCH closed their eyes to the signs of the times. God did not forsake them, or suffer his faithfulness to fail but they departed from him, and SEPARATED THEMSELVES from his love. As they REFUSED TO COMPLY WITH THE CONDITIONS, his promises were NOT FULFILLED to them."  E.G. White, The Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 4, pp. 199-200 [The 1884 edition of The Great Controversy, 199, 200].

 

Note in the above statement:

·       Ellen White is addressing HIS PEOPLE.

·       Ellen White is addressing those to whom was committed the EVERLASTING GOSPEL of Revelation 14.

·       Ellen White is defining the angel represented in prophecy AS DELIVERING THIS MESSAGE--NOT MEN OF BABYLON WHO FAILED TO ACCEPT THAT MESSAGE AS THE 1911 EDITION IMPLIES!

·       Ellen White is implying that the third angel's message is delivered NOT BY THE LEADERS OF THE SDA CHURCH, but by a class of faithful men because the leaders had failed to preserve their connection with God and had refused light from heaven!

·       Ellen White is addressing "watchmen upon the walls of Zion," NOT FALLEN BABYLON!

·       And twice Ellen White mentions HIS CHURCH, NOT FALLEN BABYLON.

·       Ellen White is addressing a BACKSLIDING CHURCH whose leaders and laity alike who failed and rejected light from heaven and who refused to comply with the conditions so that God's promises are not fulfilled to them.

·       Was the above prophecy made only as a rebuke so that at last God might approve of that church?

·       Sounds like a true prophet to me! As does the following statement:

 

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 BRACKETED COMMENTS ARE BY ELLEN WHITE.] {LDE 48.2}

 

I have been moved by the Holy Spirit to tell you that men like Vance Ferrell, who believe there are to be no more prophets, don’t tell you these shaking truths. They directly contradict God’s Word which says that more than one person will have dreams and visions in the last days. So it is antichrist to say otherwise and try to explain away clear counsel that should be taken “JUST AS IT READS,” and needs not explaining away by Vance Ferrell.

 

Vance is one of those LEADERS who has led into apostasy, the apostasy of not giving a firm yea or nay on a correct response to the apostasy, and how corporate responsibility accrues for the apostasy.

 

In the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus,

 

rwb

 

 

 

 

 

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