Category: E.) Angels in Prophecy

Monday October 22, 1844-2012

One Hundred and Sixty Eight years, now past, since a perfect and prepared for translation, people, stepped outside and watched the sky, with a perfect faith, knowing Christ would soon appear, sometime, that very day. (see 1858 Great Controversy, page 142)

James poignantly  writes, “The love of Jesus filled every soul, and beamed form every face, and with inexpressible desires, they prayed, “Come, Lord Jesus, and come quickly. But he did not come.” Sermons on the Coming and Kingdom, 1870, p. 180, (authentic edition only. It has been counterfeited by the church.)

We live in an amazing hour of earth’s history. God’s true church of Philadelphia, the Advent people, formed the Seventh-Day Adventist church, which has since apostatized from the faith and become Laodicea.

Because God removed the true Spirit of Prophecy (see No. 20, p. 42-49) from a rebellious people, and gave them over to a “strong delusion,” that is, the lies of the counterfeit SOP, the 144,000 must, of necessity, separate from the rebellious; or they are partakers of the sins of the rebellious and loose their crowns. By so doing, they become  “not defiled with women [spiritually: a church], for they are [spiritually] virgins.”

Becoming aware of the day and hour of our time, carries with it a solemn realization of eternal realities. Properly identifying our time emphasizes those realities even more. To help with this, we place here our current understanding of our time; to aid the reader with his study, and promote the unity of the scattered flock.

List of Events and Processes the Saints are Living Under

1.)    The Gospel DispensationStarted at the baptism of Christ (or his preaching, if you will).

    2.)    The End, of Matthew 24:14. Started at the end of the first angel’s message, on March 21, 1844, which went to all the world. (Life Incidents, p. 120-153; especially p. 141). Also understood by others, R. F. Cottrell, “Spiritual Gifts,” page 15, 1858 Great Controversy, “The whole gospel dispensation may be called the last days, but to say that the last days are all 1800 years in the past, is absurd. They reach to the day of the Lord, and to the deliverance of the remnant of God’s people.”

3.)    The Dispensation of the Fullness of TimesStarted October 22, 1844, (The Day-Star, Extra, February 7, 1846, by O. R. L. Crosier, last full paragraph.)

4.)    The Sounding of the Seventh Trumpet.Started, October 22, 1844, (The Seven Trumpets by James White, p. 94-96)

5.)     The Third, and final, WOE.Started, October 22, 1844, (The Seven Trumpets by James White, p. 94-96)

6.)    The Times of Refreshing.Started, October 22, 1844. (Acts 3:19, time for the blotting out of sins and resurgence to perfection of the hidden treasure, the mystery of godliness.)

7.)    The Great anti-typical Day of Atonement.Started, October 22, 1844. (The Day-Star, Extra, February 7, 1846, by O. R. L. Crosier.)

8.)    The Investigative Judgment.Started, October 22, 1844. (The Day-Star, Extra, February 7, 1846, by O. R. L. Crosier.)

9.)    The Closing Work for the Church.Started October 23, 1844, (“Especially in the closing work for the church, in the sealing time of the one hundred and forty-four thousand, who are to stand without fault before the throne of God, will they feel most deeply the wrongs of God’s professed people.” p. 22, Para. 1, [23OT].)

10.)    The Sealing Time of the 144,000.Started October 23, 1844, “This seal is the Sabbath.” (1849 Broadside)

11.)    The Sounding of the Third Angel’s Message.Started, October 23, 1844, Hiram Edson’s vision in the field. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Edson#cite_ref-4) and (A Sealing Message, p. 24-26, by Joseph Bates)

12.)    The Patient Waiting, Watching Time.Started, October 23, 1844. (No. 16, p. 96)

13.)    The Third Watch.Started, October 23, 1844. (No. 16, p. 96)

14.)    The Scattering Ended and the Gathering Began.Spring of 1848, (The Present Truth, No. 10, p. 75, notes by James W. on William Miller’s dream of the man with the “dirt-brush.”)

15.)    A “time of trouble.”November 18, 1848, vision notes by Joseph Bates (The Sealing Message, p. 24-26) and (SUPCEV. p. 1, “a short period.”) and (The 1847 Broadside)

16.)    The Anger of the Nations.“The nations are now getting angry…” (1849 Broadside) and (Christian Experience and Views, p. 19)

17.)    The Shaking.Started, January 26, 1850. (The Present Truth, No. 9, p. 72)

18.)    The True Pioneers set Present Truth for the Last Days.November 1850. (The Present Truth, No. 11, p. 86, lower right column, paragraph starting with the hand, pointing a finger.) and (Supplement to the Christian Experience and Views, p. 14)

19.)    The Saints are Perfected Here, Before Probation Ends.While true of all ages past, it is also true to the end; for probation closes while we are here. (No. 5, p. 34)

20.)    A Time of False Reformations.First warning given 1851. (Christian Experience and Views, p. 27) and (The Great Controversy, 1858, p. 172)

21.)    A Time of Mysterious Signs and Wonders.First warning given 1851. (Christian Experience and Views, p. 27)

22.)    The Message to the Laodiceans Now Applies. Published 1859   (No. 5, p. 32.)
This means that Christ is now . . . outside . . . the door, knocking, knocking . . .

23.)    The Resurrection of the Authentic, Original Spirit of Prophecy. — (The Great Controversy, 1858, p. 194, “The last great work of the third angel’s message.”)

In looking back over the years of SDA history we can see a few who stood up, from time to time, to announce the discovery of the counterfeit. But in those times it was very difficult to communicate such a discovery. Today we have the power of the computer and the Net, both circumvent the throttling attempts of the establishment.
Then, it was hard to actually unravel the twisted path of the counterfeit. Then, a group of three to four would follow the tedious reading of each character. Today, a software program, WordPerfect, performs a precise comparison of a medium sized article within about two minutes.
As of November 7, 2011, I know of seven people who are actively promoting the authentic, original Spirit of Prophecy. This information is irrefutable and unassailable.
We have this testimony from Ellen, via, a research paper by Bert Haloviak, In the Shadow of the “Daily,”: Background and Aftermath of the 1919 Bible and History Teacher’s Conference,  page 24.

 

“In 1918 Stephen Haskell recalled a conversation with Mrs. White some 40 years  previous [1878]. According to Haskell, Mrs. White predicted a time when the testimonies would be in demand ‘just as they were originally given in order to meet objections before we got through.’ ”

 

And now, PRAISE God, in his providence, we can meet the objections of those who claim that the Shaking is yet future, that the “short period” is yet future, &c.

Next known Step, Yet Future.

24.)    The World’s last Warning, The Loud CryStarts after Sunday is made a test. (No. 6, p. 22) “And then the fearful warning…”

God Bless your preparation

Thursday October 11, 2012

Going back to yesterday’s post, we pull this text for examination. It is actually showing three additional definitions for the 144,000. We are taking another step deeper into the hidden treasure.

All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?  Lamentations 2:15

daughter of Jerusalem = city = The perfection of beauty = The joy of the whole earth
We know that the “daughter of Jerusalem” is a definition for the 144,000, but what does “city” mean?

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.  Matthew 10:14

But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.  Hebrews 3:6

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.  Psalms 65:4

Now we have a excellent understanding of just what a “city” really is, in this case, a good “city.” Here is the golden chain.

city = house = God’s people = holy temple

So “city” is now understood. We go on, digging in the hidden treasure.

   Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.  Psalms 50:2

I hope you take the time to really let this soak in. We now have done enough “labour…to enter into that rest” of the hidden treasure, that we are going to see some circles closing, connections being made full circle.

The phrase “perfection of beauty” is “out of” or from Zion. And it is God that is shining! “out of” the 144,000! which we know are also “the daughter of Zion.” Full circle.

Here is more. 1858 Great Controversy, page 142, is the beginning fulfillment of this text; for those were the first of the 144,000, the church of Philadelphia. But if they are “the perfection of beauty,” what is “beauty?”

The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen! How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places. I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished! 2 Samuel 1:19,25-27

Answer: Jonathan. We also get another definition — “the mighty.” We could infer from this text that some of the 144,000 will be martyred. Which would be in keeping with John the Baptist’s example…. On we go!

And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people. Zechariah 11:10

How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger! Lamentations 2:1

In the two above verses we find that “the beauty of Israel” is not always so beautiful. Before being converted, Peter was not so beautiful. Neither was James and John, who were called “the sons of thunder.” Neither was I.

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: Psalms 90:17

 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Psalms 96:6

This wonderful verse gives us three more definitions!
honor = majesty = strength = beauty
And all are in his sanctuary. This is exactly where the 144,000 are, by faith, having followed Christ in his ministry into the Most Holy place. Revelation 14:15 uses the illustration of an angel coming out of the temple, following Christ, again by faith, as the 144,000. This understanding is confirmed in “A Word to the Little Flock,” p. 12.

In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people, Isaiah 28:5

For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids. Zechariah 9:17

What a rich feast!
crown = diadem & glory = beauty = goodness

God Bless your study

Friday September 21, 2012

Ezekiel 21 is one of the connecting links showing the spiritual slaughter of Ezekiel 9, as opposed to the literal. It’s about the Word of God versus the defiled bread, or what is known as the counterfeit bibles. It is the hidden treasure, that is God’s great weapon of war. It’s the hidden treasure that going to expose all things false, and present the truth in the full light of day, so that all will have a clear decision to make during the Loud Cry.

Sadly, too many are taking mind altering substances into their bodies; they will not be able to make a clear decision at that time. It’s part of Satan’s plan.

    Satan is now using every device in this sealing time, to keep the minds of God’s people from the present truth, and to cause them to waver. p. 12, Para. 1, [CEV].

It’s one of the devices of Satan. Also, you will remember, No. 23, p.103, that Satan has 100 times greater power to deceive. Satan has deceived many into trusting doctor’s advise, and are consuming tons of powerful, poisonous drugs, every year. This must be combined with R&H, February 18, 1862, article, “As we near the close of time, the human mind is more readily affected by Satan’s devices.” We have no hope outside of Christ.

    And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel, And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north: That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more. Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes. And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou? that thou shalt answer, For the tidings; because it cometh: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord GOD. Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree. And he hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer. Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon thy thigh. Because it is a trial, and what if the sword contemn even the rod? it shall be no more, saith the Lord GOD. Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands together, and let the sword be doubled the third time,

I believe this to be reference to the six men of Ezekiel 9. Doubling a third time equals six. The “city” mentioned in Ezekiel 9, can be defined as “church.” (us e-Sword to look it up) I believe these to be the “angel’s of the churches” of Revelation’s “letters to the churches.” And what sword is sharper than God’s Word?

    the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain, which entereth into their privy chambers. I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.

God Bless your study

Friday August 24, 2012

Studying through the hidden treasure brings us more into harmony with Heaven. It is the language of truth. Amazingly hidden in parables, open only to those who have become totally consecrated, closed to the unconverted. It is God’s appointed way.

 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:1-5

What a theme for meditation! Christ truly is, all in all.
This language of the hidden treasure speaks to us as the Holy Spirit guides our minds to other texts that define the one under study. This mystery has a facet, much like a beautifully cut gem. This one is our own natural language. I got some help with that, from this passage.

    What a condescension on the part of God. What compassion for erring man, to place the beautiful, variegated rainbow in the clouds, a token of the covenant of the great God with man! This rainbow was to evidence the fact to all generations that God destroyed the inhabitants of the earth by a flood, because of their great wickedness. It was his design that as the children of after generations should see the bow in the cloud, and should inquire the reason of this glorious circle that compasseth the earth, that their parents could explain to them the destruction of the old world by a flood, because the people gave themselves up to all manner of wickedness, and that the hands of the Most High had bended the bow, and placed it in the clouds, as a token that he would never bring again a flood of waters on the earth. This symbol in the clouds was to confirm the belief of all, and establish their confidence in God, for it was a token of divine mercy and goodness to man. That although God had been provoked to destroy the earth by the flood, yet his mercy still encompasseth the earth. God says, when he looketh upon the bow in the cloud he will remember. He would not have us understand that he would ever forget; but he speaks to man in his own language, that man may better understand him. p. 74, Para. 1, [3SG].

God seeks to reach us, in our own language. Yet, we must receive a love of the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2

Thinking back to the parable of the three loaves at midnight… I did a search on “loaf,” and “loaves” and was attracted to a story, read “active parable,” in 1 Samuel 21. Remember too that I was thinking about the three angel’s messages.

I’m reading this chapter and just struck with the points there given. You check these out and see what you come up with. I understand the story on the surface, but the instruction below the surface is not yet complete.

    Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David,

I do not know what it means that the priest “was afraid at the meeting.”

and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee? And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.

That David is here lying is interesting. Let’s not forget that Rahab in Jericho lied to protect.

Now therefore what is under thine hand? give me five loaves of bread in mine hand,

David’s asking at this point is VERY similar to the parable of bread at midnight. Only this time five loaves are being asked for. If this is five angel’s messages, then we have the first three of Revelation 14, widely known, and the true fourth angel, of verse 15, confirmed in Word to the Little Flock, page 12, that this angel illustrates God’s people doing just that. Verse 16 is the harvest, we all meet Christ in the air and go to Heaven for 1,000 years. Verse 17 appears to be the “harvest” of the wicked. This is not done by the saints, but by God.

Verse 18 brings to view another angel. It is this angel that appears to be the fifth angel. It must be the saints speaking in judgment, perhaps. The 1858 Great Controversy, on page 218, only shows the angels and the saints saying, “Amen!” at the fires of hell. That may be a part of it also.

The angel of Revelation 18 I do not perceive to be a separate angel, yet. The 1858 Great Controversy, page 193, starts the chapter, “The Loud Cry.” Later, in that chapter, it shows that this angel is an illustration of the power of the Holy Ghost to give force to the message of the third angel. The third angel’s message never changes; it only becomes more powerful.

or what there is present.

I think this is a strong phrase. Look around, (at the truth), what is “present?”

    And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.

It is the 144,000 that are not defiled with women. It is the 144,000 that give the Loud Cry. The third angel, the fourth, and possibly the fifth, angels represent the work the 144,000 do.

Does it all apply? Only being instructed by the Holy Ghost, in harmony with the authentic Spirit of Prophecy, and the Bible, will tell.

God Bless your Study