84. My Vision on Precisely What Occurs in the Literal Fulfillment of Ezekiel 9


August 28, 2014


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Because false prophets are teaching a completely different order of events associated with Ezekiel 9, than the order of the events in the first literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, I asked the Lord to give me a vision clearly depicting the events as they occurred in the first LITERAL fulfillment, so that if Ezekiel 9 is LITERALLY FULFILLED AGAIN, we may know the proper order of events that occur. About 4 a.m. this morning, August 28, 2014, I was shown in vision the following irrefutable order of events as they occurred in the PREFIGURE of the last destruction of Jerusalem, and the fact that they are to be a guide to God’s people, defining the LITERAL ORDER OF EVENTS that occur at the next and final LITERAL FULFILLMENT of Ezekiel 9.

 

Event #1. Certain apostasies close probation for the church militant. In the case of ancient Israel, their close of probation was signaled by the completion of the Daniel 9 490 years of probation allowed to put sin out of the camp. As the Temple church organization failed to put sin away, the end of Israel’s 490 years probation ended in A.D. 34.

 

In the case of modern day spiritual (Jerusalem), the professing SDA church militant, the apostasies that closed its probation are:

 

1.    Strictly forbidden ecumenical liaison with Babylon, adoption of the Trinity Doctrine which effectively negates the heavenly Sanctuary atonement sacrifice whereby a third person accrued to the Godhead when the Son came in the likeness of sinful flesh humanity. The Trinity Doctrine teaches that there were always three persons to the Godhead from eternity, so that teaching negates the heavenly Sanctuary Incarnation sacrifice whereby a third person accrued at the Incarnation and not from all eternity.

2.    The entire corporate body of church members is corporately responsible for women’s ordination, which runs counter to the Sanctuary Service order of appointing men as the priest of the family and leaders of the church ministry.

3.    Also, the forming of a new movement (1SM 204-205, that has removed God and replaced Him with the teachings and commandments of men. These are some of the more serious and unpardonable apostasies for which we are to sigh and cry per Ezekiel 9, as a condition for being sealed for salvation.

 

Event #2. Another event that marked the end of Israel’s probation was the crucifixion of Christ and the rejection of His servants sent TWICE to warn the apostate Jewish Temple organization of its abominations. This was recorded in Matthew 22:1-10.

 

Event #3. When apostate Israel failed to put sin out of the camp by A.D. 34, the disciples of Christ began to gather out all the faithful from the apostate organization. All that gathered out number met in home churches. That gathered out group of Christians separated themselves from sin and sinners.

 

The angel is to place a mark upon the forehead of all who are separated from sin and sinners, and the destroying angel will follow, to slay utterly both old and young.” Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 505.

From A.D. 34, commensurate with the stoning of Stephen and the end of Israel’s 490 years probation, UNTIL A.D. 66 (32 YEARS) the faithful were separating from sin and sinners.

Some are falsely teaching that the apostate SDA church will be cleansed and purified by all the sinners being shaken out of that church. That is totally false. In the PREFIGURE destruction of Ezekiel 9, which served as a TYPE for us to follow, THE GOOD WERE SHAKEN OUT INTO HOME CHURCHES, AND THE APOSTATE CHURCH WAS DESTROYED. Men, maidens and little children were slaughtered without mercy.


Event #4. The apostate Jewish church proved to be THE FIELD where the dross (tares) were gathered and burned. Ellen White said that the church and the world are the FIELD. Tares are burned in the FIELD, not in God’s garner (Kingdom). Notice:

"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.

 

It was God’s design for ancient Israel as well as for modern day spiritual Israel, professing Seventh-day Adventists, that they should grow and ripen in the church for the garner (Kingdom) of God. But what happened in the case of ancient Israel? They did not grow and ripen in the church of their day because that church had open sinning apostate THORNS IN ITS LEADERSHIP, and God’s Word says that THORNS (as opposed to tares) choke out the wheat and kill it, making it IMPOSSIBLE for the wheat to ripen in the church. That is why there was a SEPARATION FROM SIN AND SINNERS and home churches were formed to accommodate all the separated Christians.

 

Tares are different from THORNS, because the wheat can ripen amongst tares, for they are defined by Ellen White as insincere believers whose motives we would have to JUDGE in order to uproot them, and we are not supposed to JUDGE MOTIVES, Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 70-72. Notice where the dross (tares and thorns) were gathered in the first literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9:

 

Ezekiel 22:17-31, KJV

 

17 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

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.

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


Note by Ron: After the separation of the faithful from sin and sinners, God could rightly say that ALL the remainder of those left in the midst of the church (JERUSALEM) had become dross. End note.


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.

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

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.

23 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 upon their heads, saith the Lord God. Ezekiel 22:17-31 KJV

 

Whatever took place in the above verses is exactly what will take place in the next LITERAL fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, or it would not be LITERAL, for what is described above was the LITERAL fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 upon ancient apostate Israel

 

·       All the tares (dross and THORNS) were gathered into the midst’s of the FIELD, THE CHURCH, to be burned and melted. Men, women and little children were slain without mercy.

·       The leaders were the “prophets,” which in the broad sense means representatives of God. They were the wolves in sheep’s clothing leading the people astray.

·       According to The Great Controversy, Chapter 1, the apostate Jewish church hired false prophets to tell the people to remain with the apostate Temple; that it was the apple of God’s eye, that the gates of hell would not prevail against it, and that the enemy (THE ROMANS) would never penetrate the 24 ft. thick walls to the city.

·       Verse 24 says that church was not cleansed in the day of their indignation. So the SDA church WILL NOT BE CLEANSED.

·       The church that was cleansed was the home churches established by the disciples, which separated from sin and sinners.

·       Verse 30 says there was not ONE MAN left at the apostate church that should make up the hedge and stand in the gap that God should not destroy it. God found NONE! That is exactly what will occur in the next LITERAL fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 when all the faithful have separated from sin and sinners.

 

Event #5. After the separation of the faithful Christians from sin and sinners was complete, in A.D. 66 the abomination of desolation occurred. That abomination was the landing of the Romans under the leadership of Cestius Gallus on Jewish soil so many furlongs from the Temple. That was considered by the Jews to be an abomination of desolation.

 

IMPORTANT PARALLEL: It is important to know that Ellen White said that as the landing of Cestius on Jewish soil was a sign to the Jews of the abomination of desolation and the time to flee, our sign of the abomination of desolation and the time to PREPARE TO FLEE will be the enforcement of the National Sunday Law, to wit:

 

By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}

     As the approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign to us that the limit of God's forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nation's iniquity is full, and that the angel of mercy is about to take her flight, never to return. The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress which prophets have described as the time of Jacob's trouble. The cries of the faithful, persecuted ones ascend to heaven. And as the blood of Abel cried from the ground, there are voices also crying to God from martyrs' graves, from the sepulchers of the sea, from mountain caverns, from convent vaults: "How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?" {5T 451.2}

It is no time now for God's people to be fixing their affections or laying up their treasure in the world. The time is not far distant, when, like the early disciples, we shall be forced to seek a refuge in desolate and solitary places. As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains. And now, instead of seeking expensive dwellings here, we should be preparing to move to a better country, even a heavenly. Instead of spending our means in self-gratification, we should be studying to economize.”  Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 464-5.

 

·       The approach of the Roman armies upon Jewish soil was a sign of the impending destruction of Jerusalem.

·       The assumption of power on the part of our nation in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath will be a warning to us.

·       In the TYPE, the faithful Jews who were separated from sin and sinners fled to Pella and were spared the destruction of the Temple and the city of Jerusalem 3½ years later.

·       In Revelation 13:1-5, the antichrist reigns for 42 months (3½ years) AFTER THE LEGISLATION OF THE NATIONAL SUNDAY LAW.

·       After the 3½ years of the reign of antichrist, there will be a 30 day warning given on day 1260 (Daniel 12:11, 12), saying that all who will not take the mark on day 1290 will not be able to buy or sell, and they will be killed if they don’t finally take the mark of the beast.

·       We don’t flee to the mountains at the legislation of the Sunday law. We leave the large cities, “preparatory to leaving the smaller ones FOR RETIRED HOMES IN SECLUDED PLACES AMONG THE MOUNTAINS.

·       After we flee to the mountains AT THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE NATIONAL SUNDAY LAW, day 1260 in anticipation of the ENFORCEMENT 30 days later on day 1290, Ezekiel 9 destruction is LITERALLY fulfilled and the SDA churches around the world will be destroyed, along with the slaughtering of men, maidens and little children.

 

The decree ENFORCING the Sunday Law will be OUR SIGN of the impending destruction of the SDA church, just as the approach of the Roman armies was the sign of faithful Israel to flee. THE PEOPLE OF GOD will then be plunged into the time of Jacob’s trouble.

 

Event #6--THE RESPITE. Cestius was routed by the Jews and he left and returned to Rome. True prophets had circulated the fact that this was the respite--the time to flee Jerusalem and to go to Pella. Every true Christian fled and was saved.

 

Event #7. Forty-two months elapsed (3½ years), before Titus, a Roman General returned with his legions and destroyed the Temple and the city of Jerusalem.

 

The People of God Must be Tested

 

I was shown the proper definition of THE PEOPLE OF GOD as used in the following statement. False prophets are saying that THE PEOPLE OF GOD in this statement mean all others except Adventists and that Adventists will experience Ezekiel 9 destruction BEFORE THE NATIONAL SUNDAY LAW. That is a lie of Satan.

 

 "The Lord has shown me clearly that the image of the beast will be formed before probation closes; for it is to be the great test for THE PEOPLE OF GOD, by which their eternal destiny will be decided...Rev.13:11-17 quoted... This is the test that the people of God must have before they are sealed." 7 B.C. 976.

 

I was instructed to present the following clear examples of what Ellen White means by the words: THE PEOPLE OF GOD. It should be clear to those with any modicum of spiritual discernment that Mrs. White is referring to professing Seventh-day Adventists:

 

The Spirit of the Lord is being withdrawn from the world. It is no time now for men to exalt themselves. It is no time for THE PEOPLE OF GOD to be erecting costly buildings, or to be using the Lord's entrusted talent of means in glorifying themselves. Whatever we do we should do economically. The buildings we erect should be plain, without useless display. Let us beware of selfish greed.” E.G. White,--Letter 103, 1904.

 

As the approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign to us that the limit of God's forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nation's iniquity is full, and that the angel of mercy is about to take her flight, never to return. THE PEOPLE OF GOD will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress which prophets have described as the time of Jacob's trouble. The cries of the faithful, persecuted ones ascend to heaven. And as the blood of Abel cried from the ground, there are voices also crying to God from martyrs' graves, from the sepulchers of the sea, from mountain caverns, from convent vaults: "How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?" {5T 451.2}

 

·       In the PREFIGURE, the approach of the Roman armies was a sign of the TRIBULATION involving the impending destruction of Jerusalem.

·       Note in the above statement that THE PEOPLE OF GOD are the faithful, persecuted ones. They include faithful martyrs.

 

As THE PEOPLE OF GOD approach the perils of the last days, Satan holds earnest consultation with his angels as to the most successful plan of overthrowing their faith. He sees that the popular churches are already lulled to sleep by his deceptive power. By pleasing sophistry and lying wonders he can continue to hold them under his control. Therefore he directs his angels to lay their snares especially for those who are looking for the second advent of Christ and endeavoring to keep all the commandments of God.”

 

·       Obviously THE PEOPLE OF GOD are those who keep all the commandments of God.

 

Laodicea -- The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to THE PEOPLE OF GOD today. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen (Review & Herald, August 20, 1903).

 

Laodicea --The message to the Laodicean church is applicable TO OUR CONDITION. How plainly is pictured the position of those who think they have all the truth, who take pride in their knowledge of the Word of God, while its sanctifying power has not been felt in their lives (Review & Herald, July 23, 1889).

 

"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 people of God are those men and women who are enlightened by the Spirit of God and sanctified through the truth, proclaiming the three messages in their order. They are faithful men, to wit:

 

"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.

 

The Protestant world have set up an idol sabbath in the place where God’s Sabbath should be, and they are treading in the footsteps of the Papacy. For this reason I see the necessity of THE PEOPLE OF GOD moving out of the cities into retired country (places), where they may cultivate the land and raise their own produce. Thus they may bring their children up with simple, healthful habits. I see the necessity of making haste to get all things ready for the crisis.”—2 Selected Messages, 359.

 

THE PEOPLE OF GOD—some in prison cells, some hidden in solitary retreats in the forests and the mountains—still plead for divine protection, while in every quarter companies of armed men, urged on by hosts of evil angels, are preparing for the work of death. It is now, in the hour of utmost extremity, that the God of Israel will interpose for the deliverance of His chosen. Saith the Lord; ‘Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth . . to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the Mighty One of Israel. And the Lord shall cause His glorious voice to be heard, and shall show the lighting down of His arm, with the indignation of His anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.’ Isaiah 30:29, 30.”—Great Controversy, 635.

 

"The Lord has shown me clearly that the image of the beast will be formed before probation closes; for it is to be the great test for THE PEOPLE OF GOD, by which their eternal destiny will be decided...Rev.13:11-17 quoted... This is the test that the people of God must have before they are sealed." 7 B.C. 976.

 

The Tribulation

 

I was shown that any attempt to separate the Tribulation from the Ezekiel 9 destruction of the apostate church and the terrors of the last day destruction of Babylon (GC 653) is pure foolishness that contradicts of the facts of the first literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9. The very sign of the impending destruction of Jerusalem involved THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION. That abomination had to appear FIRST, before the impending destruction of Jerusalem. Just so, at the next literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION in the form of the National Sunday Law, the SIGN OF ROME in contravention to God’s law, must precede any Ezekiel 9 destruction, for Matthew 24 says:

 

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Matthew 24:15-22.

 

·       In the first literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, recognition of the abomination of desolation was necessary in order to KNOW the SIGN TO FLEE to Pella. That SIGN was the ascendance of Roman soldiers on Jewish soil.

·       In the next literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, it will be necessary to recognize the SIGN of the abomination of desolation in order to KNOW THE SIGN TO FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS. That sign WHICH PRECEDES EZEKIEL 9 DESTRUCTION in the typical and antitypical literal fulfillment, is the legislation of the National Sunday Law in the U.S.A., after which there will be a 3½ year (42 month) period of respite, JUST AS IN THE PREFIGURE (TYPE).

 

I was shown that we cannot separate the TRIBULATION OF THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE from the fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 for the church and the world because the TRIBULATION involves the worst act of the antichrist, namely causing all who will not take the mark to not be able to buy or sell and/or be killed after a certain number of offenses. The PEOPLE OF GOD must have that test before they receive the FINAL SEAL of God. I was shown that even though the 144,000 bride is settled on the truth so that she cannot be moved, nevertheless, all God’s saints living at the end-time, must pass the GREAT TEST before they receive the FINAL SEALING, and the 144,000 go through one additional test during the final death decree when Satan determines to kill them all in one night. I was shown that the act of trying to separate the great tribulation from the time of Ezekiel 9 destruction is preposterous for Ellen White clearly stated in GC 25, that Christ’s words to His disciples were TWOFOLD:

 

1.    They described the destruction of Jerusalem--the Ezekiel 9 destruction of Jerusalem.

2.    They described the terrors of the last great day which involves Ezekiel 9 destruction of Babylon as well, The Great Controversy, pp. 653-656.

 

Because Ezekiel 9 is involved with both events--the destruction of Jerusalem, and the destruction of Babylon (GC 653 last paragraph), it is IMPOSSIBLE to divorce these events from THE TRIBULATION! Because Ezekiel 9 is directly involved with the abomination of desolation having its wound HEALED AND SEATED AS A SIGN TO FLEE, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DIVORCE THESE EVENTS FROM THE TRIBULATION! Indeed the Ezekiel 9 destruction of Jerusalem was a PREFIGURE of the TRIBULATION TERRORS OF THE LAST GREAT DAY, involving the destruction of the world--BABYLON, after Ezekiel 9 FIRST BEGINS AT THE CHURCH--GOD’S SANCTUARY.


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

 

Ronald William Beaulieu

 

 

 

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