Category: .e Midnight Cry

Sabbath ~ April 9, 2016

 

       In looking around at the world around us, there is much to distract as we see Satan’s agents struggling to incite war, racial strife, riot, bloodshed, death, destruction, &c. I say struggling because they are. Their goals they are not able to achieve. Reducing the population of the world in any way possible, is just not working.
 
World War III just is not happening.
 
The four angels are holding the four winds. Revelation 7:1
 
        God is in control. The four winds will be held untill Christ gets on the cloud to leave Heaven, headed for earth. EP261 (Early Publications, page 261)
 
        It must be a time of peace in order for the third angel to do his work. EP296 That work will end and probation will close.
 
       If the Loud Cry is coming as the Midnight Cry, EP413, it seems reasonable that it will go, or end, also, as the Midnight Cry; meaning, that when the third angel’s work is done, God will send everyone home. The burden for sinners will be lifted and mercy’s voice will fall silent. Life Incidents,p186
 
       Then it is that some will search for hearing God’s word, but they will not find it. Amos 8:11 Mankind’s probation will have closed… forever. Then there is an unknown period of time untill Christ takes his seat on the cloud to come to earth. EP261
 
       Then the four angels stop holding the four winds. Then it is that Satan has full control of the wicked. Then it is that people will turn on each other with satanic fury. A rage burning in their hearts, seen in their eyes, true terror stalks the land, brother against brother, sister against sister; all the while the seven last plagues will be falling and taking their toll; for that is their purpose, to destroy man off the earth. 1858GC,p200-201&1SP,p85 (1858 Great Controversy & Spirit of Prophecy, Vol.1)
 
       Then it is that Satan gets his way. His agents are delighted with the reduction of earth’s masses, but not with the very painful sores they bear in their bodies. Revelation 16:2 All this rage, hatred, bloodthirsty revenge, gets turned on the righteous. If they have any food, it is taken with violence. 1849 Broadside They flee. It does little good. They are followed, hunted, cornered, and mocked as the wicked prepare to slay them. 1858GC,p201-204
 
        Now is the time to prepare for that hour. Now it is peaceful. Now it is easy to trust in God, have faith, read God’s instructions, &c. And now it is the time of testing, this patient, waiting, watching, time. TNo.16,p96 Now we are tested by little annoyances, little things that irritate, like the drag of time passing with seemingly nothing happening.
 
       I look up at the stars, knowing this future that awaits, knowing that if time lasts longer I may go to my grave,… and see none of it; untill I get called from that grave, if I have been faithful. As I look at the stars, thinking these thoughts, I determine in my heart that I will set my face like a flint, I will be harder than adamant. Isaiah 50:7 & Ezekiel 3:9 I choose to trust in God’s word. I will PRAISE HIS NAME! when it hurts.
 
       And here comes that irritation. Again. But I know that every time I resist evil I get stronger for the next battle. God has revealed himself to me in my life a few times. He saved me physically from death at least twice. He saved me from a besetting sin I could not overcome and get the victory on my own. I know I am a sinner. I know I am a lost man if I allow pride to grow in my life. All I have to do is look back at my life, and I know, without God’s hand in my life I would be lost.
 
       I know that Christ is all in all for me. Without Christ I am not worthy to be a doormat in Heaven. My night cometh. I want to be found watching, faithfully. Then when Christ comes he will not say, “What, could ye not watch with me one hour?” Matthew 26:40 I know without Christ I am a lost man.
 
       I pray to the Father that he will increase my faith, help me to die to the world and it’s devices of distraction, spiritual weaknesses, the enchanted ground. He has given me a work to do. By so doing doubtless I will grow by God’s providence, spiritually.
 
       I heard the Robin’s evening song as even they sing God’s praise. Just a few days past I saw on the ground the feathers and the beak of a Robin that met it’s end.
 
       I know the end is near, it’s very near. We can trust in God, even in death and through the grave. We can… trust in God.
 
God Bless your study

Sabbath October 12, 2013

Today is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. 

Will you enter the fiery furnace?
Will you enter the Sabbath rest?
Jeremiah evidently was in that rest, as this verse testifies.

Then I said, I will not make mention of him,[the Word] nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. Jeremiah 20:9

What an amazing text! God teaches us gently, repeating, repeating his instruction and repeating the lesson using other words, laboring to surround us with clear understandings of his will.

We learn that the phrase “I will not make mention” is the same as “nor speak any more.”

Then we have “him,” which is “the word,” which is “his name.”

And back to our lesson of days past, “his word” is “a burning fire!”

That word being “in mine heart” is the same as “shut up in my bones.”

“Weary with forbearing” is the same as “could not stay.”

It’s small wonder then that James has this to say of the Advent people.

Our object is to revive these sweet testimonies, that were written in the pure, cheering and soul-stirring spirit that attended the Advent movement from it’s commencement, hoping that many will be led to see the “old paths” clearly, and once more stand on the “ORIGINAL FAITH.”

The Lord with a powerful hand, brought the Advent people out from the bondage and corruption of the nominal churches, and they were free; but alas! how many of those free, honest and precious souls have been allured back into what is called the “ADVENT CHURCH!!”

Once the Advent lecturers, as the held forth the word of life, being filled with the Holy Ghost, spake with power, and the happy hearer was often heard to respond, amen; and, at times, shouts of praise to God would ring through the assembly. But Oh! how changed! The pure testimony is crushed, and in many Advent congregations, if one should dare to shout and praise the Lord, and “GIVE GLORY TO HIM,” as we did during the flying angel’s message, Rev. xiv, 6,7, he would be silenced as a fanatic, as having mesmerism, or some wicked spirit, and told perhaps, that all the Spirit of God there is, is the Spirit of the Word, and that God does not teach us at all, separate from the Word.

O, that all the true children had stood fast in the liberty wherewith Christ set them free in 1843, and 1844, and not been entangled in the cruel yoke of bondage. The Advent Review, Vol.1, No.1, page 112 (16, old version).

Having been buried six feet deep in formalism for the first fifty years of life, it must have been something to have witnessed whereof James speaks.

God Bless your study

Sabbath October 5, 2013

It is a fearful deception to think that somehow, someway, because there are now and have been past, so many good Seventh-Day Adventists throughout the known world, there must be more than 144,000, of those exposed to this faith, who will be saved.

Currently, there are over 17 million SDAs in the world. If they were all truly converted the great controversy would have been over with long ago. Numbers will not do it. What the numbers really show is how this message has been dumbed down, changed, from what God gave to the world, to what unconverted man thinks it should be. Not counting Catholic influence.

Many claim that there are Jesuits in the church. That may be. The real point is that the members have not embraced the very thing that would keep sin and sinners out of the church— the living testimony, the voice of reproof and rebuke, the pointed testimony, it goes by a few names.

Everybody wants to look good, smell good, feel good, and have their feelings of importance stroked. This is not God’s appointed way. Here is his appointed way.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: Revelation 3:19

I like the way Dale Carnegie states it in his famous book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. “There is only one way under high Heaven to get anybody to anything. Did you ever stop and think of that? Yes, just one way. And that is by making the other person want to do it. Remember, there is no other way.”

He goes on to quote William James, “‘The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” He didn’t speak, mind you, of the ‘wish’ or the ‘desire’ or the ‘longing’ to be appreciated. He said the ‘craving’ to be appreciated.” Dale then goes on to educate people in the arts of the ways of the world. But these are not God’s ways.

It is because the church has adopted the ways of the world that it has so many members. It is stroking this “craving” to be appreciated, using social proof, “Well, there are so many, it must be right, if I am a part of it I can be right too.” Best you take a good hard look at the past. Only eight got in the ark, only one Abraham was chosen, only one Elijah stood against apostasy, only three were thrown in the fiery furnace, only, only, only! “And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of” them all! Only a few.

Time to review some evidence.

They [the Advent people] fell all the way along the path one after another, until we heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming. The Day-Star.

And now the second voice of evidence.

But there was one clear place of settled glory, from whence came the voice of God, like many waters, which shook the heavens and the earth. There was a mighty earthquake. The graves were shaken open, and those who had died in faith under the third angel’s message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that God was to make with those who had kept his law. And as God spake the day and hour of Jesus’ coming, and delivered the everlasting covenant to his people,…. 1858 Great Controversy, p. 205.

From these two pieces of evidence all should be able to see that “the voice of God like many waters” calls from the grave a certain very well defined and explicitly stated group of people, for the explicit purpose of giving them “the day and hour of Jesus coming.” Then we go back to The Day-Star for a final piece of evidence.

The living saints, 144,000 in number, know and understand the voice….

Notice, that it is only after that resurrection by the voice of the Father that the saints are called “the living saints.” Of course they are living! they just got resurrected! Some of them, we know not how many, have physically gone through the time of trouble such as never was, the time of Jacob’s trouble.

We are rapidly closing in on the 169th anniversary of October 22, 1844 and because so few are walking in the light of the Midnight Cry, they reason within themselves, “There must be more than 144,000, there must be… it must be a figurative number, yes, that’s it! Those words must mean a figurative number!” And so the first lie of Satan spreads like wildfire! “Ye shall not surely die!” And this, in the face of very explicit words.

All this means that the 144,000 count started with the Sabbath message, which started with the third angel’s message, which started October 23, 1844 with the vision God gave to Hiram Edson, which proved that Christ, our high priest, went into the Most Holy place and the great antitypical Day of Atonement began. When that count is done, when the last saint is numbered and sealed, here is what happens next.

I saw angels hurrying to and fro in heaven. An angel returned from the earth with a writer’s inkhorn by his side, and reported to Jesus that his work was done, that the saints were numbered and sealed. THEN I saw Jesus, who had been ministering before the ark containing the ten commandments, throw down the censer. He raised his hands upward, and with a loud voice said, It is done. And all the angelic host laid off their crowns as Jesus made the solemn declaration, He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still. p. 197, Para. 2, [1SG ].

There is only one numbered group of saints. The number is very explicit, “144,000 in number.” It’s taken, to date, 169 years so far, and the count is not over. This means that even fewer than 144,000 of those who have been exposed to the truth before today will be saved. All are responsible for the light they had access to. Many, many will die. You have the opportunity to become immortal. God so loved you that he gave his only Son, to die, to pay the price so that you could live, but it can only be in God’s appointed way.

If you have questions, write me. art at sopvindicated, with a dot org

God Bless your study

Wednesday August 14, 2013

In Testimony No. 23 the first seventy-one pages is, to my thinking, a special section on the time we are now living in to the church as a corporate body. As such there are specific things said that are applicable to us all.

Three of these items are found on page 22, in these words. “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,…”

These words were published in 1873 and are applicable to the close of probation. The Spirit of Prophecy, like all information from God, is timeless; which is why we do not buy into the lie “time and place must be considered.” The three items brought to view are “the closing work for the church,” “the sealing time of the one hundred and forty-four thousand,” and perfection. Why would these be placed like this, so tightly together? Because they are one and the same work.

Think about it. The Day of Atonement work was the final work of the year for the Israelites. So it is the final work for God’s church now. And we will here put a reminder for you about Matthew 24:14. The end there brought to view has started October 22, 1844 because the Gospel was preached to all the world, then.

Being in the final work for God’s church we are given the final work for the world. That work is the repairing of the breach in God’s law. Making known to every person that God’s law fully applies to each of us today. This is commonly called the third angel’s message, but few have any comprehension of the scope of this message.

Here is what James has to say.

Those who present this message understandingly, must first show the fulfillment of the messages of the first and second angels, [verses 6-8,] in the past Advent movement. Thus they chain all three messages together, show their harmony, and the fulfillment of God’s word in them, and the testimony relative to the second coming of Christ is bound up. {1853 JW, ST1853 99.2}

This is pointing out the walking in that strait and narrow path— in the light of the Midnight Cry. Here we see that the light of the Midnight Cry is in fact the third angel’s message properly given. And right there is the big problem. Great numbers of people have never heard the third angel’s message properly given.

James is pointing out that the very fact that the third is called third is because there was a first and second. It is a form of denial and rejection to ignore the light of the Midnight Cry by never teaching it. According to The Day-Star, Ellen’s first vision, such denial causes that light to become darkness, from which none can recover.

These are very serious matters relative to our faith and sharing it with others. We are held responsible for the light we do not share. Other souls may be lost if we do not do our part.

God Bless your study

Monday August 12, 2013

It is amazing to me all the twists and turns that the counterfeit SOP takes, creating “confusion and every evil work,” which is exactly where the church is today. These smooth things are designed to comfort those who are not really interested in Heaven anyway, they are just along for the social experience.

Today we have two items from the counterfeit SOP. This is the smooth stuff.

12-15 (chs. 3:5; 13:8; 21:27; 22:19). The Book of Life.–When we become children of God, our names are written in the Lamb’s book of life, and they remain there until the time of the investigative judgment. Then the name of every individual will be called, and his record examined, by Him who declares, “I know thy works.” If in that day it shall appear that all our wicked deeds have not been fully repented of, our names will be blotted from the book of life, and our sins will stand against us (ST Aug. 6, 1885). {7BC 987.6}

Notice how the above statement is framed. Notice the details of the words. This statement places the investigative judgment in the future... somewheretime. Most studying SDAs understand that the investigative judgment started October 22, 1844, when Christ went into the Most Holy place. His ministration ended in the Holy and a different ministration was taken up in the Most Holy.

The investigative judgment is part of Christ’s ministration in the Most Holy in the anti-typical Day of Atonement. This is a correct understanding of the shut door and why it is that that door is shut, forever, never to be opened again. This is so because Christ’s ministration is illustrated by that term door, which he will never go back and do again.

Each one in the day of investigative Judgment will stand in character as he really is; he will render an individual account to God. Every word uttered, every departure from integrity, every action that sullies the soul, will be weighed in the balances of the sanctuary. Memory will be true and vivid in condemnation of the guilty one, who in that day is found wanting. The mind will recall all the thoughts and acts of the past; the whole life will come in review like the scenes in a panorama. Thus every one will be condemned or acquitted out of his own mouth, and the righteousness of God will be vindicated. {RH, November 4, 1884 par. 11}

In the above paragraph the same sentiment is expressed through implication. We are informed that the investigative judgment is somewheretime in the future, so don’t worry about it now. But this is the very problem with many important truths for these last days, they are NOT in future, they are current and will remain current to the close of probation.

The placing of these events, the investigative judgment, the shaking, the end of Matthew 24:14, the sealing time of the 144,000, the message to the Laodiceans, the saints being perfected now, and others, into some ethereal future time is really a cry of peace and safety for the present. And that present is the same whenever that message is preached.

A correct understanding of what it is to walk on the strait and narrow pathway, all the way to the City, will bring a correct understanding of the true position of all these events. Those obedient to the light will grow in their understanding of all these events and at last be prepared for the grave or translation.

God Bless your Study

Monday August 5, 2013

In harmony with yesterday’s post we have a passage from No. 16 that continues to admonish us to walk in the strait and narrow path, in the light God is pleased to give us. Great is this responsibility!!!

The Spirit, wisdom, and goodness of God, revealed in his word, are to be exemplified through the disciples of Christ, and will condemn the world. God requires of his people according to the grace and truth given them. All his righteous demands must be fully met. Accountable beings must walk in the light that shines upon them. If they fail to do this, their light becomes darkness, and their darkness is great according to the degree that their light was abundant. Accumulated light has shone upon God’s people. Many have neglected to follow the light, and for this reason are in a state of great spiritual weakness. p. 14, Para. 1, [16OT].

It is not for lack of knowledge that God’s people are now perishing. They will not be condemned because they do not know the way, the truth, and the life. The truth that has reached their understanding, the light which has shone on the soul, that has not been cherished, and which they have neglected, or refused to be led by, will condemn them. Those who never had the light to reject, will not be in condemnation. What more could have been done for God’s vineyard than has been done? Light, precious light, shines upon them; but the light will not save them, unless they consent to be saved by it, and fully live up to the light, and transmit their light to others in darkness. God calls upon his people to act. It is an individual work of confessing and forsaking of sins and returning unto the Lord, which is needed. One cannot do this work for another. Religious knowledge has accumulated, which has increased corresponding obligations. Great light has been shining upon the church, and they are condemned by the light, because they refuse to walk in it. If they were blind, they would be without sin. But they have seen light, and have heard much truth, yet are not wise and holy. Many have not advanced in knowledge and true holiness from what they were years since. They are spiritual dwarfs. Instead of going forward to perfection, they are taking back tracks to the darkness and bondage of Egypt. Their minds are not exercised unto godliness and true holiness. p. 14, Para. 2, [16OT].

Will the Israel of God awake? Will every one who professes godliness seek to put away from them every wrong, confess to God every secret sin, and afflict the soul before him? Will they, with great humility, investigate the motives of every action, and know that the eye of God reads all– searches out every hidden thing. Let the work be thorough, the consecration to God be entire. He calls for a full surrender of all that we have and are. Ministers and people need a new conversion–a transformation of the mind, without which we are not savors of life unto life, but of death unto death. Great privileges belong to the people of God. Great light has been given them, that they may attain to their high calling in Christ Jesus; yet they are not what God would have them to be, and what he designs they shall be. p. 15, Para. 1, [16OT].

We encourage all to read this entire portion, from pages 8 to 15, as they are filled with important counsel about obedience to every requirement of God. And what a beautiful thing to go about collecting up all the small, mere suggestions God gives us about the many aspects of living life to fullest in his joy! We have an opportunity to actually cheer Heaven with our ways, if we choose.

God Bless your study

Monday June 24, 2013

I am sitting here reviewing some things and paused to look up something in the Review and Heralds after James’ death, August 6, 1881. My eye fell on the following item which we may have touched on in the past, but it bears repeating.

My mind was carried to the future, when the signal will be given, “Behold the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” R&H, 2/11/1896

Certain points of our faith should be so secured in our minds that nothing can shake them. This is one of those points. When Christ comes the second time, he does not come as the Bridegroom, he comes as King of kings.

Then commenced the jubilee, when the land should rest. I saw the pious slave rise in triumph and victory, and shake off the chains that bound him, while his wicked master was in confusion, and knew not what to do; for the wicked could not understand the words of the voice of God. Soon appeared the great white cloud. On it sat the Son of man. p. 206, Para. 1, [1SG ].

This cloud when it first appeared in the distance, looked very small. The angel said that it was the sign of the Son of man. And as the cloud approached nearer to the earth, we could behold the excellent glory and majesty of Jesus as he rode forth to conquer. A holy retinue of angels, with their bright, glittering crowns upon their heads, escorted him on his way. No language can describe the glory of the scene. The living cloud of majesty, and unsurpassed glory, came still nearer, and we could clearly behold the lovely person of Jesus. He did not wear a crown of thorns; but a crown of glory decked his holy brow. Upon his vesture and thigh was a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. His eyes were as a flame of fire, his feet had the appearance of fine brass, and his voice sounded like many musical instruments. His countenance was as bright as the noonday sun. The earth trembled before him, and the heavens departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains. And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? p. 206, Para. 2, [1SG ].

The Advent believers were correct in their proclamation “Behold the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” It was then that the parable of the ten virgins of Matthew 25 met it’s complete fulfillment. The sentiments of the counterfeit book Christ’s Object Lessons notwithstanding.

This is a part of that pure light of the Midnight Cry that gives light for our feet that we might not stumble as we walk that strait and narrow way to the City. Holding to the present truth the true pioneers had will keep us on that path.

All these cries about advancing light is the bable of the drunkards of Babylon’s wine. Those in the SDA church have been drinking the wine of Babylon and now promote that wine to their members. They claim there were errors in the pioneers faith. Wrong! The real errors are the lies of Satan disguised as sweet wine from Babylon’s table.

God has given us all we need to be saved. Eat and drink of his bread and his water and you will be safe, saved at last.

Remember, only eight (8) were saved from the flood.

God Bless your study

Tuesday May 28, 2013

Charles Fitch helped to give the first angel’s message, the second and the Midnight Cry and died just before October 22, 1844. He was one “whom God had laid in the grave to save.” The Day-Star.

Jerry showed me that Charles wrote a book and one chapter out of that book is titled, Come Out of Her My People. This was also printed up as a pamphlet. The following is an excerpt.

 

This is God’s word: and all the spiritualizers on the footstool cannot alter it. They may undertake to tell what God means by it, God has given His own meaning in His own language, and He will make it good by fulfilling it as He has caused it to be written. If God had meant something else and not this, He would have told us what He did mean. Just as though when God had given us truth in symbolic language, and then interpreted it, that it might be fully understood, He had after all left it for men, in their upstart folly to improve His own revelation. My soul is pained when I reflect how the word of God has been rendered powerless upon the consciences and hearts of men by the attempts which have been made to alter it into something else.

 

Charles is here defining the work of the many translators. These do not understand the spiritual meaning of the spiritual words and calling it “ridiculous” (see Isaiah 33:19, the margin) they are attempting to make it more plain, and in the attempt are actually removing the truth.

It is amazing how the Advent Pioneers were so well versed in the spiritual understanding of the Bible, God having taught them through William Miller. We seek continually to follow in his footsteps on the strait and narrow path.

God Bless your Study

 

Sunday May 12, 2013

Jerry called my attention to some items I had previously not noticed. There are a couple of passages to note in connection with this. The first being in The Advent Review, No. 1, page 99 (global paging), consisting of the following.

 

We wished not to build up any party or sect; but we labored alone for the saving of souls.—And God blessed our labors.

 

With the second found on page 119 of the same book, The Advent Review, No. 2, page 119, top left column, a quote from the Voice of Truth for May 21, 1845, where Eld. Marsh says:

 

Finally, we object to the doings of the Albany Conference, because the proceedings as a whole, look like the forming a new sect, under a sectarian name, instead of coming to the order of the New Testament, under the name there given to the true church. It looks like laying plans of our own devising to be acted upon in the future when we have in our possession the perfect economy of the Lord, by which we should be guided, and when we profess to be looking for his coming every hour.

 

The point being made here is the obedience to the gospel of Christ, namely, the second angel’s message and the Midnight Cry. Babylon is fallen and come out of her my people and stay out of her. Also, not building “again the things which I destroyed.” Galatians 2:18

The Advent people, having come out of the various sects, felt warned by God to not build again something he had ordered destroyed. In this case that would be a formal church.

Ultimately, a church was built. We understand that James and the true pioneers actually built after God’s New Testament Gospel Order. This would be the same as spoken of in the 1854 Supplement to the 1851 CEV.

It further appears that this order was broken down in the years after James’ death, til the entire hierarchal structure was build as we know it today. Today’s SDA organization mirrors the Catholic church’s organization and has nothing to do with gospel order.

It is very instructive to realize that the true pioneers did have a clear understanding of this matter. They followed gospel order and built up a world wide church. And the organization operated smoothly and efficiently, and God blessed it.

Today we have nothing for you to join, no pastor, no president, no leader—but Christ and him alone.

We seek the truth as the true Advent pioneers knew it, in it’s fullness of the 168 years of light from the Midnight Cry shining (means teaching, remember?) on the strait and narrow path to the City.

God Bless your Study

Wednesday April 3, 2013

We believe this greater light, called Day, by God, is the light that goes before the angel of Revelation 18, and is the swelling of the third angel’s message as it is making it’s second rise.

Read carefully the following from the 1858 Great Controversy.

 Then I saw another mighty angel commissioned to descend to earth, and unite his voice with the third angel, and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory. The light which went before and followed after this angel, penetrated everywhere, as he cried mightily, with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is again given, with the addition of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time, and joins in the last great work of the third angel’s message, as it swells into a loud cry. And the people of God are fitted up everywhere to stand in the hour of temptation which they are soon to meet. I saw a great light resting upon them, and they united in the message, and fearlessly proclaimed with great power the third angel’s message. p. 193, Para. 2, [1SG ].

Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to sound everywhere, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues; for her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, and joined it, as the midnight cry joined the second angel’s message in 1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they fearlessly gave the last solemn warning, proclaiming the fall of Babylon, and calling upon God’s people to come out of her; that they might escape her fearful doom. p. 194, Para. 1, [1SG ].

You will remember that angels represent God’s people doing that work which they illustrate.
We think the great light of spiritual things spiritually understood, with the resurrection of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy, is the light which is going before the angel of Revelation 18. And that we are in the time of the last great work of the third angel’s message, as it swells —before the loud cry.

The hour is late. Too many have become numb from hearing such warnings.

God’s people are to believe in the immediate second coming of Christ.

Because when he comes, he must needs find us so doing….

God Bless your study