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8-18-18, Jeff at Lambert, The Harvest

- Jeff illustrates Parminder’s usual Reformline of the 144,000 “harvest”. Rev. 14 shows the two harvests of the earth, and the special resurrection, or “firstfruits” harvest at MN, which includes the symbolic “144,000 Priests” of this Movement, who may be laid to rest before the general COP for the real 144,000 who will not die.

- Jeff illustrates Theodore Turner’s recent Line showing the chiasm of the “Dedication of the Temple” both in ancient history (beginning at 816 BC) and in the Millerite time (following the sequence of Samuel Snow’s articles) where the first is on Feb. 22 (sic, actually the 16th), 1844, the center (emphasizing “the midst of the 70th week”) is 76 days later on May 2nd (which on the Karaite calendar falls on the Passover/Cross/SL), and the end of the 76-day chiasm lands on (SS Snow’s article on “confirming the covenant”/Pentecost) July 18, 1844 which is 3 days before the Millerite MN on July 21, 1844.

- The 3 day gap is a second chiasm that parallels the 3-year chiasm of Christ’s ministry which “confirmed the covenant” at the “dedication of the temple” on July 18.

- The chiastic center of May 2, 1844, and the chiastic center of the Cross line up with 2014 on our Line, which has long been said to hold a Sunday Law, but there was no SL in 2014. However, 2014 lines up with the SL because the Cross is a symbol of the SL, so the SL is hidden but still there prophetically.

- At 9/11 the Angel of Rev. 18 came down holding something that God’s people are required to “eat” (as did the other 3 Angels), but it is not openly stated to be so, therefore it is the “hidden manna” (promise to Pergamos) which was hidden in the SDA “Old Paths” (Daniel’s “daily”, Islam in prophecy, and the 2520), hidden because of neglect and apostasy. By the connection to Islam 9/11 also called us back to the Millerite time and Miller’s Dream which showed us that his “jewels” (his message and methodology, and the people that believed it) had all been covered up.

- As 9/11 called us back to the “Old Paths” of Adventism, so 2014 calls us back to the “Old Paths” of this Movement from 1989 to 2001.

- Referring to Parminder’s “2014 Line”, 2014 was seen to be a type of the SL when Parminder counted “126” years from 1888 (almost a SL). Also the purpose of 1888 was to “uplift a crucified Savior” (the Cross is a type of the SL). (1863 + 151 = 2014 also.)

- In 1863 the Angel that came down was the Angel of “Health Reform”, and in 1888 the Angel that came down was the Angel of Rev. 18 (Latter Rain).

- Therefore in 2014 (for the “Priests”) the 3rd Angel of 1844 (SL) came down, and the Angel of Health Reform, and also the Angel of Rev. 18 (parallel to 9/11, end = beginning), and the “Foundation” of this Movement was complete.

- Therefore again, in keeping with the “shut door” in 1844, there was also a “shut door” in 2014 for those who rejected this Movement at that time, and also for those who have rejected this Movement since that time, and they are lost (!).

- There is an individual “settling into the truth so that we cannot be moved”, and there is also a “corporate” settling into truth, and also into error (EW 88, “A train of cars was shown me, going with the speed of lightning. The angel bade me look carefully. I fixed my eyes upon the train. It seemed that the whole world was on board, that there could not be one left. Said the angel, ‘They are binding in bundles ready to burn.’”).

- The Line of the “4 anointings of David” shows us the increasing power of the State, because David was a king, but the point is the “7 years or 7.5 years” he reigned in Hebron (meaning “association”). The parallel story is the building of Solomon’s Temple which also took “7 years or 7.5 years” which is a religious history. Therefore we see the increasing power of both the Church and the State from 9/11 to the SL.

- Referring to Tyler’s study of the number “8” and how it relates to the “Porch of Judgment”, 2 Chron. 29 showed us that it took 8 days for the Priests to cleanse the temple, and another 8 days for the courtyard (porch) when Hezekiah was restarting the Passover worships (beginning on the 1d1m = 9/11), but it was really 7 days cleansing and the 8th day for the Levites taking the unclean things out, which made Hezekiah 2 days late for Passover, so he had to drop back to the 2nd Passover in the 2nd month (which was the very last opportunity for Israelites to repent and rejoin Judah before Israel was wiped out by Assyria at the beginning of the first 2520 in 742 BC).

- (The “Omega” “ministries” use some of the same prophetic structures, but they teach wrong lessons, for example that there is still probation for the “Priests” after MN.)

- In the opening ceremonies of both Moses’ Tabernacle and Solomon’s Temple God manifested His presence in both a Cloud in the Holy & Most Holy, and also Fire on the first sacrifice offered. In the first manifestation the people were humbled, but in the second they gave a “loud cry”.

- The “Priests” are sanctified in 7 days (at MN), and begin their service on the 8th day (which is 7.5 days), which ends at the MC, and it parallels Christ’s ministry, the center of which was 3.5 years and the “firstfruit” offering of Himself.

- The “Foundation” of this Movement was laid from 9/11/01 (+ 10 years of testing) to 2011, and then 3 years to the “hidden SL test” in 2014, and then the “Temple” has been “going up” from 2014 to the PBM.

- At the PBM there will be a manifestation of God’s glory as the Ark/Shekina is brought in (in the union of Divinity with humanity), and the Cloud fills the (human) Tabernacle and Temple, and soon afterward at MN (beginning the 8th day) the “wise Priests” will be “bound together” and begin their service as both Priests and Firstfruit Offerings (as Jesus was both on the Cross), and then “fire from heaven” will “consume” them (as they “plough” the “Levites” with the Loud Cry) until the MC (but the “foolish Priests” will oppose this work because their probation is closed at MN too).

- Illustrating the “8” that contains “7 + 7” from MN to MC: At MN Christ was betrayed and taken and tried 7 times (1st by the high priest himself [who rent his garment and closed his own probation], then 3x by the 3-fold “bound together” Union [the foolish Priests/Judas + SDA/Jews + US Gov’t/Romans] who found Him guilty, and 3x by Rome who found Him not-guilty) and then crucified, and then gave a “Loud Cry”. After the Cross Jesus was “bound” in a “white” cloth and slept in the grave on the “7”th day, and resurrected on the “8th”.

- Amos 3:7, “Surely the Lord God will do nothing but He revealeth His secret to His servants the prophets” (shortly before it comes to pass).

 

June - July

2nd International Campmeeting, Parminder #12, Timesetting

- 1888 133.2, “The time has come when through God’s messengers the scroll is being unrolled to the world. Instructors in our schools should never be bound about by being told that they are to teach only what has been taught hitherto. Away with these restrictions. There is a God to give the message His people shall speak. Let not any minister feel under bonds or be gauged by men’s measurement. The gospel must be fulfilled in accordance with the messages God sends. That which God gives His servants to speak today would not perhaps have been present truth twenty years ago, but it is God’s message for this time.”

- PP 148.2 (Abraham & Isaac) “…he was commanded to shed the blood of that son with his own hand. It seemed to him a fearful impossibility. Satan was at hand to suggest that he must be deceived, for the divine law commands, “Thou shalt not kill,” and God would not require what He had once forbidden.… Darkness seemed to shut him in; but the command of God was sounding in his ears…”

- Abraham knew God’s voice, and trusted in His ability to fulfill His promise.

- At 16:35-17:30. Parminder emphasizes that he is just making a suggestion. There was prophetic time up to the end of the Millerite Line in 1844, but afterward “time shall be no longer”.

- “The rules change" when there is no Reformline, as before 1798 there were no known rules governing prophetic study, but after 1798 the prophecies relating to time in Daniel were unsealed, and Miller formed his 14 Rules.

- At 34-35 mins. EW 74, re. the “scattering” and “gathering” times. EGW was referring to two "scattering times", one after the 1st Disappointment on Apr. 19, 1844, and the second after the Great Disappointment on Oct. 22, 1844. A new "gathering time" began after the 1850 Chart was published.

- The 19 years of the end of the chiasm of the 2520 span from 1844-1863. If the Millerites had known of the chiasm of the 2520 they could have known there would be a civil war in 1863 before they got to it.

- 1863 marks the beginning of a new "scattering", and 1989 marks the beginning of a new "gathering"

- The 2520 was a sequential prophecy in literal time until 1844. Since then we have learned to apply it symbolically, and to overlay “Line upon Line”. Therefore we separate the two 1260’s and overlay them on our Line concurrently.

- The “1260” of pagan persecution = the Dragon who “seduces” God’s servants in Rev. 2:20 with “worldliness”, which is also “Laodicea”.

- The “1260 of papal persecution = Jezebel (Beast) who “teaches” God’s servants the “wine of Babylon” (Spiritualism & Sunday sacredness), and to reject prophecy (specifically, when the SL is coming).

- The two 1260’s are in reference to “women” churches.

- Isa. 6:13 & Rev. 11:13 both refer to the remnant as  “1/10th.”

- “126” is 1/10th of a 1260, and applies to our time, so the two “126” refer to the “remnant” of the “women” in our time.

- Therefore the “126” from 1863 to 1989 represents “scattering” attacks from both the pagan world and from Rome/Jezebel at the same time, concurrently upon “Laodicea”.

- At the beginning of a “gathering” time (the dispensational prophet/prophetic group) does not yet understand his (their) own “time” and who he is (they are) prophetically, but there is an “increase of knowledge” (IoK) until they become self-aware.

- 4SP 234.2, “The great sin charged against Babylon is, that she “made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” This cup of intoxication which she presents to the world, represents the false doctrines which she has accepted as the result of her unlawful connection with the great ones of the earth. Friendship with the world corrupts her faith, and in her turn she exerts a corrupting influence upon the world by teaching doctrines which are opposed to the plainest statements of the word of God.” (It becomes a positive-feedback-loop of compounding corruption.)

- 4SP 235, “Prominent among these false doctrines is that of the temporal millennium,—a thousand years of spiritual peace and prosperity, in which the world is to be converted, before the coming of Christ. This siren song has lulled thousands of souls to sleep over the abyss of eternal ruin.

“The doctrine of the natural immortality of the soul has opened the way for the artful working of Satan through modern Spiritualism;…

- 4SP 235.3, “And even more dangerous and more widely held than these are the assumptions that the law of God was abolished at the cross, and that the first day of the week is now a holy day, instead of the Sabbath of the fourth commandment.”

- The “Temporal millennium” is the third pillar of Rome’s deceptions, and Miller had to war against it from 1798-1844 because it was a “no time” teaching, and now Laodicea is under the same influence of the doctrine of the “Temporal Millennium” that says you cannot know “time”. 

- In the overall “scattering” time from 1844 to 1989 there was a “gathering” from 1850-1863 but there were no men selected by God to take a “time” message, but rather it was a time of Laodicean compromise.

- After 1989 there are some men who have been selected by God to take a “time” message.

- (Historically this Movement has never advocated "time" since 1989, but rather "events in their order".)

- The reason men raised up to bear a “time” message now will have to war against the “Temporal Millennium” doctrine is because it was adopted by God’s Church during the “scattering” time. Miller also had to do the same.

- As per EW 74, the rules that govern prophetic study during the “scattering” time from 1844-1989 do not apply during the “gathering” time after 1989.

- Miller had a message based upon “time” because the book of Daniel had been unsealed in 1798, but Daniel had been sealed up again to Adventism ever since 1863. After “126” = “1260 years” of Babylon’s oppression from 1863 to 1989 Daniel has been unsealed again, and a new message based on “time” must be understood and given.

- The “126” is based on the 50-shekel weight understood in the “mene-mene-tekel-upharsin” formula, but there is also a 60-shekel weight depending on which country does the counting. In that case instead of getting “126” you get “151”, and “151” added to 1863 takes you to 2014 which has become another important Waymark in our prophetic Reformline.

- 1838-1989 = 151 = TOE

- 1840-1991 = 151 = IoK

- 1844-1995 = 151= Formalization

- 1850-2001 = 151= 9/11

- 1863-2014 = 151

- Appeal to re-study EGW’s “timesetting” statements to see if they fit into the “scattering-gathering” structure.

- In 2012 a prediction was made re. a SL in 2014, and later it was seen that 2014 was indeed significant and it became a Waymark. Therefore it became a precedent to look for other future dates in this “gathering” time.

- For this Movement to call the “Levites” out of the “Babylonish” doctrines held by the SDA Church, it is not to call them out of their Babylonish “state of the dead” theology, or “Sunday sacredness” theology, but to call them out of their Babylonish “temporal millennium” “no time-setting” theology. 

- Ev 613, “There are those who are searching the Scriptures for proof that these messages are still in the future. They gather together the truthfulness of the messages, but they fail to give them their proper place in prophetic history. Therefore such are in danger of misleading the people in regard to locating the messages. They do not see and understand the time of the end, or when to locate the messages. The day of God is coming with stealthy tread, but the supposed wise and great men are prating about ‘higher education.’ They know not the signs of Christ’s coming, or of the end of the world.” —Manuscript 136, 1897.

- The men referred to in the above EGW quote could not rightly place the messages of Daniel because they had imbibed the “higher education” of Greek theology.

- Similarly, most forward-thinking SDAs have their wilderness survival backpacks ready to flee from the cities into some remote wilderness at the first SL, when they should be thinking about going into the cities to give the last warning at the first SL.

- Again, Parminder says this study is only “suggestive”, therefore we may look for more confirmation in the future, or not.

 

2nd International Campmeeting, Jeff #1 The Time of the End & 9/11

- Jeff recounts the simple events that began the message, and how unplanned and spontaneous were the developments along the way, emphasizing God’s guiding hand without anyone having knowledge of it. Even the first quote in the Time of the End magazine (first printed in 1996) was from 9T p. 11, a few years before 9/11 actually happened!

- We gradually came to understand several Bible chapters and verse numbers, or just verse numbers alone from “9” to “11” contained prophetic information that applies to our time now.

- Before 9/11 we understood Rev. 7:1-2 to be referring to the final iteration of the papacy as the global King of the “North”, and the sealing message of Christ’s return from the “east”, but after 9/11 we began to see the added prophetic significance of the “children of the east” who also contribute to the “sealing message”.

- In 9T11 EGW refers to Heb. 10:37, “For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry”, which is a reference to Hab. 2:3, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry”, which the Millerites understood to apply to their time when they published the 1843 & 1850 Charts.

- Therefore since we saw that we are repeating the Millerite time (and are being called back to understand our SDA “Old Paths”) ever since 9/11 (now including the role of Islam on the two Charts), we also saw that 9T11 applies to our time too (the subtitle is “The Last Great Crisis”, where our character is revealed not developed at MN), and it is all orchestrated by God, and not by any human planning.

- Those that have left this Message are opposing this very truth by saying that our probation does not close at MN.

- EGW begins 9T11 with, “We are living in the time of the end”, but GC 356 says 1798 was the time of the end.  Therefore the “time of the end” cannot be just a point in time (1798), but also has to be a period of time that includes 9/11 and beyond. 

- Further studies at this campmeeting will show that every sentence in 9T11 became “Present Truth” at 9/11.

- Jesus Christ is the True Foundation, therefore all of the foundational ideas and principles that were developed between 1989 and 2001 are also Jesus Christ, who has been directing this work from the very beginning.

 

6-23-18, Jeff at Lambert, The 144,000.

- 9/11 is the defining event of this Movement, and Jeff comments on how last year in Italy he began the meetings on Sabbath at 9:11 a.m., and this year finished the meetings on Sabbath at 9:11 p.m.

- Jeff affirms that he and Parminder are not at odds theologically but that Parminder just approaches the same subjects from a different angle, and that’s ok.

- Up to 2012 opposition to this Movement was from outside of it, from the SDA GC, but in 2012 Path of the Just group broke away and the shaking began within this Movement, and in 2016 Parminder’s study on the “wheat & tares” and “harvest” sparked more opposition.

- At these latest meetings in Italy Parminder showed there are 4 groups in the “harvest” (the “Priests”, “Levites”, “Nethinim”, and now the “144,000” as a separate group, prophetically, yet are the same as the “Priests”).

- The “Priests” and “144,000” are parallel because they are not assembled by the efforts of other people (like the “Levites” & “Nethinim” are), but are led to group together by God. They are also both the “beginning and end” of the harvest. EGW says in EW 18.2 (LS 217) that only the 144,000 can go into the Temple in heaven, and we know that only the Priests could go into the Temple on earth. Jeff draws the implication that the “Priests” of this Movement don’t die during the persecutions to come while the “Levites” and “Nethinims” do.

- Jeff has never made a firm stand on whether the 144,000  is a literal or symbolic number before, but now understands that it is symbolic.

- EW 16, the 144,000 recognize those who have died (implying that the 144,000 did not die), and they stand in a perfect square on the Sea of Glass.

- 1SM 174, we are not to argue about the 144,000 but there will come a time when we will know who they are… the “Priests”.

- PK 227, Elijah was translated and he typifies the 144,000. The “Elijah Movement” began in 1989, and all who participate in it are “Elijahs” themselves.

- Jeff recounts how the German SOP books mistranslate Wm. Foy’s statement that the 6th Angel “had not yet done sounding” in 1842, so the pioneer statements that the 6th Trumpet had ended in 1840 and left a 4-year gap before the 7th Trumpet began in 1844 were wrong, because according to Foy the 6th Trumpet was still sounding after 1840 and continued to sound until Oct. 22, 1844.

- Foy further stated that the group he saw “in a square” were “innumerable”, therefore when EGW said there were 144,000 “in number” she was applying the number prophetically, symbolically, and there are actually more than 144,000 literal people in the “144,000”.

- New Subject, Covenant Lines. Each Line takes you to the next Line: Abram, Moses, Zedekiah, Christ, Millerites, 144,000.

- Each Line appears to have two time-prophecies associated with it, one of which can be divided in the center.

- Abram has 400 & 430 years, and the 430 is split into two 215 year parts.

- Moses (including Joseph) has a “two sticks” prophecy.

- Zedekiah (Ezekiel lays on his side for “40” days and “390” days, not sure how those divide yet).

- Christ has 70 weeks, but the last is 7 years which is divided into two 3 ½ year periods.

- The Millerites had the 2300 years and the two 2520’s, one of which divides into two 1260’s.

- The 144,000 have the 126 which divides into two 63’s, and 151 which divides into two 75.5 parts.

- We understood the “two sticks” motif before we understood the overlap of Ephesus & Laodicea as “parallel kingdoms” from the MC to the SL.

- Now we are understanding that there are 3 dispensations, or epochs, of the 7 Churches in history.

- From Adam to Moses is the 7 Churches, and from Moses to Christ is the 7 Churches, and from Christ to the end of the world is also the 7 Churches.

- The many double time-prophecies show a “mareh-marah” effect on a much larger scale than we have seen before.

- Before 9/11 FFA was gathering together prophetic truths (quarrying and hewing “stones”) as the apparent need arose, in no particular order, but after 9/11 we began to realize that this was the actual movement of the 144,000 and that the previously “hewn” prophetic truths were our “foundation”.

- And then from 2004 to 2014 there were ten important Campmeetings where ten new truths came into this Movement as the “pillars” that stood upon the foundation of the “hewn stone” studies that came before.

- The “foundation” studies are “Christ”, so therefore the “pillars” built upon the foundation are also “Christ”, and therefore the “Temple of Christ” is going up right now.

- In Wm. Miller’s dream the “jewels” were both the Bible truths, and also the people who believed them, so in like manner now the “Temple” going up right now is both the prophetic Bible truths, and also the people who believe them. Therefore it is the embodied doctrine of the Incarnation, the union of Divinity with humanity in the person of His saints.

- ST February 14, 1900, “The Jewish tabernacle was a type of the Christian church. It was a wonderful structure, made in two parts, the outer and the inner, one open to the ministration of all the priests, the other to the high priest alone, who represented Christ.

“The church on earth, composed of those who are faithful and loyal to God, is the “true tabernacle,” whereof the Redeemer is the minister. God, and not man, pitched this tabernacle on a high, elevated platform. This tabernacle is Christ’s body, and from north, south, east, and west, He gathers those who shall help to compose it.

“Through Christ the true believers are represented as being built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Paul writes: “God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, ... and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus; that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.... Ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner-stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord; in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.” {ST February 14, 1900, par. 3}

- This spiritual “Temple” we see going up now in both doctrine, and the people who believe it, is one manifestation of the “mareh”, and our response to that sight is our “marah”, and God is doing this now so that we will be strong to stand confident in the truths we know when the crisis hits in the near future.

- Steven Jamison’s notes are below:

- Ephesus (Adam in Eden, loses his first love, but is promised new access to the Tree of Life).

- Smyrna (Abel slain by Cain).

- Pergamos (Compromise in Gen. 6:2, the sons of God saw the daughters of men).

- Thyatira (The Flood & Tower of Babel typifies the 1260 “flood” of the papacy).

- Sardis (Abram comes out of Ur [Babylon] to the Glorious Land).

- Philadelphia (Israel blessed & prospered multiplying in Egypt under Joseph’s rule).

- Laodicea (Darkness, Pharaoh enslaves Israel, overlaps with the “Ephesus” of Moses).

- Closing Hymn: #608, “Faith is the Victory”.

 

May-June

6-4-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 13

(Part 12 on Youtube is part 9 again)

- GC 426, after the spiritual temple is built (in 46 “years”) Christ comes in 4 ways “suddenly to His temple” esp. as the “Messenger of the Covenant”, to cleanse it for His indwelling presence. 

- EW 246, the 1st Angel of Millerite history (Aug. 11, 1840) has the same work (to lighten the earth with His glory, a worldwide work) as the 4th Angel of Rev. 18 (9/11), and the separation process of the “everlasting gospel” began at both times.  The Angel is also a “recording angel” to see how people react to the message.

- EW 247, the 2nd Angel, “another Angel”, with “a writing” in his hand which proclaimed “Babylon is fallen”, and according to Rev. 10 God’s people are to “eat” the message in the “writing”.  

- EW 255, the 3rd Angel on Oct. 22, 1844, had “a parchment” with his message of warning that has to be “eaten”.

- Ezra 7:9, as Nehemiah had the 3rd decree that reinforced the 1st & 2nd decrees, the 1st Angel has all 3 messages, and therefore so does the 4th Angel. All 4 Angels have a message that must be “eaten” by God’s people.

- 2 SM 118.2, there are “two distinct calls to the churches”, the 2nd and 4th, which is the Angel of Rev. 18:1-4 who also gives two calls, with “another voice”. They are the “two temple cleansings”.

- DA 590 (Mal. 3:1-), when Jesus cleansed the Temple, every eye was drawn to Him by the manifestation of divine power of “divinity flashing through humanity”, not by being big and scary with a whip, and ever since 9/11 Jesus has been cleansing the SDA “temple” by “divinity flashing through humanity” in the teaching of the stern warning message of Dan. 11:40-45, and it will continue to become stronger. 

- Mal. 3:1 refers to a “preparation messenger” (John the Baptist) who appears just before the “Messenger of the Covenant” (Jesus Christ). In the Millerite time Jesus “suddenly came” to purify His people at both Aug. 11, 1840 and Oct. 22, 1844. For us, Jesus came at the 9/11 Waymark, is now testing and purifying His people, and then will “suddenly come” into the purified “temple” of His people at the SL when they will be His “firstfruit offering”.

- EGW often compares the SL to Pentecost when the firstfruit offering of “two wave loaves” are “lifted up” as an “ensign”.

- First Test was when Christ came down on 9/11 and had a Divine message to be “eaten” by humans, which is the beginning of the “incarnation” process (union of Divinity & humanity) for those who “eat” His message. Whenever humans find this Divine message and “eat” it (Jer. 15:16) it is the beginning of the union of Divinity and humanity in them. 

- The “first test” in the Millerite time was when Christ “came down” to empower Wm. Miller’s message on Aug. 11, 1840 (by fulfilling the 391 yr. 15 day prophecy) and the “cleansing of the temple” of the Protestants began (judgment begins at the “house of God”). Their 2nd (visual) test was the 1843 Chart, and the “door closed” for them on April 19, 1844 (the last possible day of 1843 by the Jewish Karaite calendar).

- But the “closing of the door” for the Protestants on April 19, 1844 (the first “temple cleansing”) marked a new “1st test” for the Millerites who passed the tests of the Protestants, and the 2nd Angel came down to announce “Babylon is fallen”.

- The 2nd or “visual” test for the Millerites after 4-19-44 was the Midnight Cry or “living testimony” (of the union of Divinity with humanity) beginning on Aug. 15, 1844 at the Exeter, NH campmeeting, and then the “door closed” for them at the “Great Disappointment” on Oct. 22, 1844, but that marked the arrival of the 3rd Angel.

- But now we are seeing a third “temple cleansing” beginning at Oct. 22, 1844 and extending to 1850. In 1846 (“46” is the number of the building of the temple) four events showed that the “visual” 2nd test of the sequence was in progress: Ellen Harmon got married which is a symbol of the Covenant. She had a name change, which is a symbol of the Covenant. She was also rebaptized, another symbol of the Covenant, and she received the Sabbath vision, another symbol of the Covenant.

- In 1850 (“50” is a symbol of Pentecost and the SL), the 1850 Chart was produced that showed the additional light that had been given (or “Pillars”), and another “door closed”.

- The three “temple cleansings” are to be superimposed over each other to give us more light on our “temple cleansing” time from 9/11 to the SL (or 9/11 to MN for the Priests).

- When superimposed, the “Pillars” of the 1850 Chart overlay (and stand upon) the “Foundation” that was laid after 8-11-40.

- Another way to look at the “third cleansing” is to mark it from 1844 to 1863 (end of the 2520 chiasm) with the 1850 Chart as the “visual test” that, when laid over the “first cleansing”, lines up with the 1843 Chart as “two tables” of prophetic “law” for us. 1863 marks a “closed door” in a few ways, one of which is that the jewels of Miller’s Dream begin to be covered up.

- The second “visual test” of the 1843 Chart in the 1st cleansing gets overlaid by the “living testimony” visual test of the 2nd cleansing, and now since 9/11 the 1850 Chart also lays on the “visual test” Waymark.

- As we overlay all three “temple cleansings” on our Line we see that all three Angels come down at 9/11, and as the Protestants (former “covenant people”) were passed by in the Millerite time, so now we see the SDA GC being passed by.

- When we overlay 1863 over MN (for the Priests) there is the same argument over organization just before the Waymark (but some organizing of ideas happens [an exclusive internal work parallel to the 40 years in the wilderness] when they’re putting the 1850 Chart together).

- Also, after 1844, just before the 2nd “visual” tests EGW’s mind was “unlocked” so she could understand Bible truth. Therefore we see that people who come into this message are often confused by all the parts of the message, until they understand the Charts which put all the parts of the message in proper relationship to each other. (Their minds are “unlocked” when they see the truths in order on the Charts.)

- 18MR 193 , “Oh, what a description! How many there are in this fearful condition. I earnestly entreat every minister to study diligently the third chapter of Revelation (Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea), for in it is portrayed the condition of things existing in the last days (because we are repeating Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea). Study carefully every verse in this chapter, for through these words Jesus is speaking to you. If ever a people were represented by the Laodicean message, it is the people who have had great light, the revelation of the Scriptures, that Seventh-day Adventists have received.”

- According to Joseph Bates (ARSH [Advent Review & Sabbath Herald] November 1850, p. 8.16) commenting on Zech. 13:9, the 3 churches at the end of the world are “Sardis” = fallen churches of Babylon [including the SDA GC by now in the external sense] that have a name that they liveth but are dead, “Laodicea” = nominal [in name only] foolish Priests of this Movement (in the internal sense), and “Philadelphia” = the true “Priests” of the Church Triumphant who go through the fire to purify them (Mal. 3). Also between 9/11 and MN the “4 Generations” of Adventism that parallel Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos and Thyatira appear, so all of the 7 Churches are present in this last time.

- Q & A re. Trump as the 45th and last President of the USA.

 

 

(Part 12 is part 9 again)

6-4-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 11

- The “Omega” opposition holds that FFA/SOTP does not have a clear understanding of the 7 Thunders which leads to a misunderstanding of MN, but Jeff assures that the 7 Thunders was a topic of controversy and thorough study back in the mid-90’s when he was with Hope International, and that the comparatively recent introduction of MN to the prophetic sequence does not adversely affect any of the other Waymarks.

- Another question has to do with the progressively increasing power of the Latter Rain & Loud Cry: “As the third angel’s message swells into a loud cry, great power and glory will attend its proclamation. The faces of God’s people will shine with the light of heaven.” —Testimonies for the Church 7:17 (1902). {LDE 201.4}

- Considering Zerubbabel; his name means “Out of Babylon” (which is the 2nd & 4th Angels’ messages). He both laid the “foundation” and placed the “capstone” on the Temple, and his history is repeated as fractals whether you look at all of Adventist history (the Millerites are the foundation and the SDA GC is the capstone), or if you look at recent SDA history (Adventism is the foundation and this Movement is the capstone), or if you only look at this Movement (1989-2001 is the foundation and the “wise Priests” are the capstone).

- Commenting again on the progressively increasing of power of the Loud Cry, consider the “4 anointings of David”. At each of his anointings David is invested with more authority as Saul is declining; same with Elijah increasing when Ahab was weakening, and both kings “die” at 9/11 (along with disobedient Josiah). All 3 of them had put on a disguise first, and then were killed by “archers” (a symbol of Islam) at 9/11.

- Dan. 12:3 & 9, there will be “an increase of knowledge” in a time future from Daniel’s time that will create a 3-step testing process that will develop and then separate two classes of worshippers.

- Hos. 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (because they refused the knowledge, and have even forgotten God’s Law, which is also symbolized by the two wave loaves and the 1843 & 1850 Charts, and also symbolized by Manasseh), so therefore they cannot be God’s “Priests” at the Time of the End.

- Eze. 37 also illustrates increasing power as the bones are first brought together and then later made alive (like Adam), by the “4 winds” of the “angry horse” of Islam (“Angels are holding the four winds, represented as an angry horse seeking to break loose, and rush over the face of the whole earth, bearing destruction and death in its path....” 3SM 409). Jesus also “breathed on” the disciples as a symbol of Holy Spirit power.

- 2 Sam. 2:1, at 9/11 David is told to “go up” x 3 = 3 Angels’ messages, and v.2, “two wives” = 2nd Angel’s message, and “Hebron” at 9/11, meaning “confederacy” (several “confederacies” happen at 9/11, both “internal” and “external”, evil and righteous unity = ensign that shows we have the truth), and David makes a “covenant”.

- 1 Chron. 11:9  So David (as a symbol of the Loud Cry) waxed greater and greater (progression): for the LORD of hosts was with him.

- 2 Sam. 5:1-7, “All the tribes of Israel” = “Levites”. And they will come to us in this Movement and say, “We are thy bone and thy flesh” which connects them back to the “resurrection” of the prophetic “winds of Islam” of Eze. 37 at 9/11. The “Levites” will admit to “David” that he was right about 9/11 being prophetic about Islam and “make a league” and join this Movement. V. 4 David had “30 years” of preparation, and reigned “40 years” from 9/11 to the SL.

- Ps. 132, from 9/11 to the SL David wants to build a house for the Lord (Church Triumphant) for the Lord to “arise” and “rest” in along with the children of the 4th generation (v.12). The “Priests” are “clothed with salvation” and the “saints” give a Loud Cry “shout”. The “horn” of David buds out (at 9/11) and a “lamp” (church, Rev. 1:20) is ordained.

- The SL begins symbolically (and the COP comes for those who know it first), but the SL progressively increases at each Waymark until it become literal, then expands to wider territories until it becomes global, and then human probation closes.

- 2 Sam. 5:17-25, David “inquires” (MC) of the Lord 2x and defeats the Philistines 2x (doubling at the MC) by following God’s minute directions. “Rephaim” = mending the broken, uniting the “two sticks” at the MC.

- 2 Sam. 12:20, (after the crisis of David/State having an unholy “marriage” to Bathsheba/Church, Image of the Beast, MC, and death of the child/innocents) David anoints himself after the unholy “sabbath” SL “judgment” is done and the crisis is past.

- The Great Controversy ends with the same crisis that Adam & Eve started with her influencing him to sin in the beginning, only now it’s a global crisis.

- May we all have David’s progressive anointings!

 

 

6-3-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 10

- (Continuing from part 9)

- In the first 3 + 1 combination that was identified the final “+ 1” was seen to be a restatement of the 2nd before it. The 2nd Angel of Rev. 14 and 4th Angel of Rev. 18 both declare that Babylon is fallen, and when the 3 messages are seen as “3 tests” the 2nd test usually has a visual component.

- The separation of the “wheat & tares” is at the end of the 3rd generation and beginning of the 4th.

- Zech. 3 & 4 apply in our time according to 5T 472-3, and when a prophet becomes an active participant in a vision or prophecy then he symbolizes God’s people at the end of the world, so when Zechariah is woke up (as the virgins of Matt. 24) and doesn’t understand when he is shown the sanctuary candlestick (during the time the Jews were rebuilding the temple after the Babylonian captivity), he symbolizes God’s people at the opening of the Investigative Judgment in 1844 (at the end of the “Babylonian captivity” of the 1260) not understanding that the sanctuary was in heaven, not the earth; and for us Adventism does not understand the Latter Rain message.

- Zerubbabel (name means “out of Babylon”, 2nd Angel’s message) was the governor who laid the foundation and placed the capstone.

- The “foundation” of Adventism was laid in the 46 years between 1798-1844, and our generation (as the same Zerubbabel, “out of Babylon”, 2nd Angel’s message, now repeated in the 4th Angel’s message) is to place the “capstone”.

- “The day of small things” for us is the Millerite history, and it has been despised. Therefore “Zerubbabel” has been given the “plummet” (the 2520), which are “those seven” eyes of the Lord which are watching the response of the “whole earth” to the message.

- The “golden oil” from the two golden pipes are the Latter Rain messages.

- Zech. 6:10 is another 3 + 1 combination in the names of the men who came out of Babylon, parallel to the Millerite history (the “foundation stone”), and in v. 14 the next 3 + 1 combination of names are those who in our history receive the “crowns” prepared for them (the “capstone”).

- The Bible is consistent from start to finish and from surface to depth.

 

6-3-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 9 (no #8)

­- Miller was given the “commencement of the chain of truth” (EW 229), which was 3 prophetic dates (677 BC, 457 BC, 508 AD,) which led to a 4th date (1844, and a “disappointment”), and that 3 + 1 principle has become a sacred truth in this Movement that unites many Bible stories together in a “prophetic chain” to give us important last-day information.

- Suggested orders of 3+1 prophetic “chain-links” (there are more) from Eden Lost to Eden Restored are:

Father-Son-Holy Spirit [war in Heaven] + Lucifer (beginning of rebellion0

Adam-Eve-Christ [Fall] + Abel

Shem-Japeth-Ham [Flood] + Noah (covenant)

(covenant) Abram-Isaac-Jacob [Famine] + Joseph (into Egypt)

(out of Egypt) Moses-Meriam-Aaron [Red Sea] + Joshua

Hophni-Phineas-Ely [Ark taken] + Samuel

Saul-David-Solomon (first kings) [Israel divided] + Rehoboam

Jehoiakim-Jehoiachin-Zedekiah (last kings) [Jerusalem destroyed] + Nebuchadnezzar (pagan king)

Cyrus-Darius-Artaxerxes (pagan kings) [Ezra, no Priests] + Artaxerxes (Nehemiah’s 4th decree, 70 weeks)

John the Baptist-Lazarus (Triumphal Entry)-Christ (70 wks & reform message) [Cross] + John the Revelator

1st Angel-2nd Angel-3rd Angel (Great Disappointment of 1844) + 4th Angel (begin Millennium)

(End of Millennium) Satan-fallen angels-the lost + Eden Restored (end of rebellion)

- As one studies the 3+1 combination through Scripture you need to pay attention to the “change of dispensation” marks, or the “focus of worship” (EW 258-261).  In the Garden of Eden Adam & Eve spoke directly with God, but after sin they had to worship at the gate of Eden. After the Flood worship was by altars, and in the time of Christ the focus changed to the Holy Place in the Heavenly Sanctuary, and then after 1844 the focus changed to the Most Holy Place. Now since 9/11 our focus has changed from the judgment of the dead to the judgment of the living.

- Video truncated.

 

 

6-2-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 7

- Part of the present (final) shaking in this Movement is an attack on the methodology of prophetic Bible study that has been discovered and used ever since this Movement began.

- The methods we use follow Miller’s Rules and are built upon them.

- FE 294.2, “Let every one who is seeking to live a Christian life, remember that the church militant is not the church triumphant. Those who are carnally minded will be found in the church. They are to be pitied more than blamed.”

- The “church militant” means the church with both “wheat & tares” in it.

- Miller’s Rule #10, symbols can have more than one meaning. (What does “lion” mean?) Context determines the meaning.

- RH July 26, 1898, par. 7, “The church militant is not in this world the church triumphant.”

- GC 370, “One saying of the Saviour must not be made to destroy another.”

- PC 400.3, “Oh, that men would revere the great Head of the Church, and would manufacture less human methods, bringing down spirituality to the very dust with human inventions. God has been left out, and the church is not prepared to advance to the conflict under the banner of Jesus Christ. It is not doing the work for suffering souls, which Christ owns as if done to himself. But the church, defective as it is, and enfeebled with so much chaff, is the only object on earth upon which He bestows His highest regard. In His estimation, the church in heaven and the church on earth are identical.”

- “…the church in heaven and the church on earth are identical.”

- AA 90.2, “Only as they were united with Christ could the disciples hope to have the accompanying power of the Holy Spirit and the co-operation of angels of heaven. With the help of these divine agencies they would present before the world a united front and would be victorious in the conflict they were compelled to wage unceasingly against the powers of darkness. As they should continue to labor unitedly, heavenly messengers would go before them, opening the way; hearts would be prepared for the reception of truth, and many would be won to Christ. So long as they remained united, the church would go forth “fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.” Song of Solomon 6:10. Nothing could withstand her onward progress. The church would advance from victory to victory, gloriously fulfilling her divine mission of proclaiming the gospel to the world.”

- SoS 6:10, the “Church” as a victorious military organization, unstoppable. 

- EGW defines God’s Church in more than one way.

- It is the “covenant-unity” that joins the “church on earth” with the “church in heaven”, even though the “church on earth” has some tares in it. The “tares” do not enjoy the “covenant-unity” of the “wheat” even though they are mixed together in the same church.

- 7T 31, “The Lord God is bound by an eternal pledge to supply power and grace to everyone who is sanctified through obedience to the truth. Christ, to whom is given all power in heaven and on earth, co-operates in sympathy with His instrumentalities—the earnest souls who day by day partake of the living bread, ‘which cometh down from heaven.’ John 6:50. The church on earth, united with the church in heaven, can accomplish all things.”

- 2MR 265-266, “Faithful souls (not the “tares”) have constituted the church of God on earth, and He has taken them into covenant relation with Himself, uniting His church on earth with His church in heaven” (the Church Triumphant).

- Ev 707, “The work is soon to close. The members of the church militant who have proved faithful will become the church triumphant.” —Letter 32, 1892. (as did Joshua & Caleb)

- Ex. 12:17, 41, 51, “selfsame day” = God begins a new covenant relationship with people.

- Caleb & Joshua had been members of the “Church Triumphant” ever since they crossed the Red Sea, but all the rest who did not “prove faithful” during the 10 failed tests were just the “church militant”.

- LDE 72, “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” —Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, 196 (1902).

- Those who are stepping off of “the Platform” now have “forgotten His teaching in our past history.”

- AA 11.2, “The church is God’s fortress, His city of refuge, which He holds in a revolted world. Any betrayal of the church is treachery to Him who has bought mankind with the blood of His only-begotten Son. From the beginning, faithful souls have constituted the church on earth. In every age the Lord has had His watchmen, who have borne a faithful testimony to the generation in which they lived. These sentinels gave the message of warning; and when they were called to lay off their armor, others took up the work. God brought these witnesses into covenant relation with Himself, uniting the church on earth with the church in heaven (the Church Triumphant).”

- RH December 4, 1900, par. 5, “In the past, faithful souls have constituted the church on earth, and God has taken them into covenant relation with himself, uniting the church on earth with the church in heaven. He has sent forth his holy angels to minister to his church, and the gates of hell have not been able to prevail against it. …Christ speaks of the church over which Satan presides as the synagogue of Satan. Its members are the children of disobedience. They are those who choose to sin, who labor to make void the holy law of God. It is Satan’s work to mingle evil with good, and to remove the distinction between good and evil (as per what those who have separated from this Movement have claimed from their beginning.) Christ would have a church that labors to separate the evil from the good, whose members will not willingly tolerate wrong-doing, but will expel it from the heart and life.”

- Two “churches” exist together as “wheat & tares”, but the “tares” claim you can’t tell what they are.

- Rev. 2:9, Laodicea thinks they are rich, but Smyrna really is rich.

- SW September 8, 1903, “As the end draws near, the work of God is to increase in strength and purity and holiness. The workers are to be filled with love for God and for one another. They are to cherish principles of strictest integrity. When the true keynote is struck, God will reveal himself as the God of mercy and love. Angels of heaven will ascend and descend the ladder of shining brightness, to co-operate with human workers. > The members of the church triumphant,—the church in heaven—will be permitted to draw near to the members of the church militant, to aid them in their necessity (of revival & reformation).

- “Let us ever remember that we (humans, not angels) are laborers together with God. In this heavenly union we shall carry forward his work with completeness, with singing and rejoicing. In every soul will be kindled the fire of holy zeal….

- “God’s workers (us, not angels) must gain a far deeper experience. If they will surrender all to him, he will work mightily for them. They will plant the standard of truth upon fortresses till then held by Satan, and with shouts of victory take possession of them. They bear the scars of battle, but there comes to them a comforting message that the Lord is teaching them (His people, not the angels) terrible things in righteousness. He will lead them on, conquering and to conquer (Ephesus).

- ”When God’s servants with consecrated zeal co-operate with divine instrumentalities, the state of things that exists in the world will be changed, and soon the earth with joy will receive her King. Then ‘they that be wise (Ephesus-virgins) shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.’ ”

- We are still teaching the same message that we always have for over 20 years, that Dan. 11:41 marks the close of our probation, and that it is right upon us now.

 

 

6-1-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 6

- (Part 5 was cut in the middle so part 6 picks up mid-sentence.)

- The principle of “first = last” was seen in the Spring types (Passover, firstfruits, Pentecost) and Fall types (Trumpets, Day of Atonement, firstfruits, Tabernacles) by Samuel S. Snow in 1844.

- But SS Snow did not see that both Spring and Fall firstfruit offerings had 2 parts. In the Spring antitype Jesus became our High Priest at His resurrection… and then some people with Him, and then in the Fall antitype to come the 2 parts are the “Priests” and then the 144,000.

- Jesus had 2 sets of disciples, the 12 (type of 120), and the 70, and we see 2 sets also, of “Priests” and “Levites”.

- SDA GC Adventism has not kept up with “the advancing light of the third angel” (1T 6.5), so therefore this Movement is moving farther and farther away from SDA GC Adventism, and appears to them to be going farther and farther “out on a limb” of fanaticism, so to speak.

- It is a progressive development and growth of power, and of truth and of light that will lead to the Loud Cry.

- EW 14, the light of the Millerite “midnight cry” shows from behind all along the path of the Advent band to the heavenly Jerusalem, but Jesus also shows light before the Advent band to encourage them. Based on the principle of “first = last” both “lights” must be of the Midnight Cry and in our time the “cry” will “swell into” the “Loud Cry”.

- “A message will soon be given by God’s appointment that will swell into a loud cry. Then Daniel will stand in his lot, to give his testimony.” {2MR 20.1}

- Before Oct. 22, 1844 (a type of the SL), SS Snow was invited to work with George Storrs who had the truth on the State of the Dead (spiritualism). Therefore those who fall at the SL today will first fall away into some “strong delusion” (2 Thess. 2:11) based on spiritualism. Spiritualism and Sunday sacredness are the two central pillars of Catholic “Babylon” (GC 588), and now we are seeing some former brethren “falling away first” (2 Thess. 2:3), but when we begin to see this spiritualism progressively developing into a repeat of the “holy flesh movement” EGW had to deal with then we will know that we are just before MN.

- “You are getting the coming of the Lord too far off. I saw the latter rain was coming as [suddenly as] the midnight cry, and with ten times the power.” {Spaulding/Magan, p. 4.3}

- “The truth for this time, the third angel’s message, is to be proclaimed with a loud voice, meaning with increasing power, as we approach the great final test....” {2MR 18.2}

- “My mind is carried to the future when the signal will be given, ‘Behold the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him.’ But some will have delayed to obtain the oil for replenishing their lamps, and too late they will find that character, which is represented by the oil, is not transferable. That oil is the righteousness of Christ. It represents character, and character is not transferable.” {BEcho May 4, 1896, par. 2}

- “The signal” is the “ensign lifted up” which is those who have the character of Christ Who was “lifted up” on the Cross.

 

 

6-1-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 5

- Jeff begins by reviewing the growth and development of this message through successive steps to the point we are at today.

- New Waymarks that are discovered must not destroy the order of previously established Waymarks.

- RH August 19, 1890, par. 3, “I am often referred to the parable of the ten virgins, five of whom were wise, and five foolish. This parable has been and will be fulfilled to the very letter, for it has a special application to this time, and, like the third angel’s message, has been fulfilled and will continue to be present truth till the close of time.”

- GC 343, the great reformatory movements all parallel one another.

- Ms31-1890.9, “God has given the messages of (Revelation 14) their place in line of prophecy, and their work is not to cease till the close of this earth’s history. The first and second angels’ messages are still truth for this time and are to run parallel with that which follows.”

- 7BC 971.4, “After these seven thunders uttered their voices, the injunction comes to John as to Daniel in regard to the little book: “Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered.” These relate to future events which will be disclosed in their order.”

- The Millerites knew that they were fulfilling the parable of the ten virgins, and it will be fulfilled again in our time.

- RH Oct. 31, 1899, par. 12, “Many who went forth to meet the Bridegroom under the messages of the first and second angels, refused the third, the last testing message to be given to the world, and a similar position will be taken when the last call is made. Every specification (including introducing additional Waymarks when we see them, like MN [“midway” GC 398], or the PBM) of this parable should be carefully studied. We are represented either by the wise or by the foolish virgins.”

- EGW’s use of “midway” (midway between April 19, 1844 and Oct. 22, 1844) for example, was never understood to be a specific date (July 21, 1844 when SS Snow presented his Midnight Cry message at Boston) until March of 2017.

 

 

 

6-1-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 4

- Concerning Jeff’s recent emphasis on the “incarnation”, the union of Divinity with humanity, in these last days just before MN, consider the case of EGW herself:

- EW 11-13, “In 1842, I constantly attended the second advent meetings in Portland, Maine, and fully believed that the Lord was coming. I was hungering and thirsting for full salvation, an entire conformity to the will of God.

… “I could not be satisfied till I was filled with the fullness of God. Inexpressible love for Jesus filled my soul. Wave after wave of glory rolled over me, until my body grew stiff. Everything was shut out from me but Jesus and glory, and I knew nothing of what was passing around me. I remained in this state of body and mind a long time, and when I realized what was around me, everything seemed changed. Everything looked glorious and new, as if smiling and praising God.”

- LS 43.3, “When I was called upon to speak, I arose, free in spirit, with a heart full of love and peace. I told the story of my great suffering under the conviction of sin, how I had at length received the blessing so long sought,—an entire conformity to the will of God,—and expressed my joy in the tidings of the soon coming of my Redeemer to take His children home.”

- EW 13, “Most of my father’s family were full believers in the advent, and for bearing testimony to this glorious doctrine seven of us were at one time cast out of the Methodist Church. At this time the words of the prophet were exceedingly precious to us: ‘Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for My name’s sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but He shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.’” (Isaiah 66:5).

- So then EGW and her family were “outcasts” from the “old covenant people” who were being passed by, and therefore became members of the “new covenant people, the ensign, and Church Triumphant” as a type of the “Priests” today.

- Zech. 9:16, “And the LORD their God shall save them in that day (from 1989 to the Second Coming) as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.”

- Zech. 10:1, “Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain (began sprinkling 9/11); so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

- (But there is a controversy going on), v. 2, For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams (false prophets); they comfort in vain (counterfeit H.S. comforter), therefore they went their way as a flock (two “flocks”, two classes of worshipers), they (the other flock) were troubled, because there was no shepherd.”

- v. 3, “Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly (“white/Ephesus”) horse in the battle.”

- When the “wheat & tares” are separated at MN there will be constant warfare until the Second Coming of Christ, but the “ensign”, the “white horse” of Rev. 6 and “Ephesus” is triumphant from beginning to end.

- Acts 3:19  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing (Latter Rain) shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20  And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21  Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things…”

- Dan. 9:25 marked the commandment to restore Jerusalem that started the 2300 years that ended on Oct. 22, 1844 which was the beginning of the restoration of Truth under the former rain, parallel to MN for the “Priests” which marks the final restoration of Truth in the Church Triumphant under the Latter Rain, and they will have the same “entire conformity to the will of God” that EGW had.

- Isa. 44:21, “Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. 22  I have blotted out (already done), as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee (already done). 23  Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath (already) done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob (already done), and glorified himself (by showing His character) in Israel (the doctrine of the Incarnation).

- Adventism should be straight on the doctrine of the Incarnation because of the controversy the book Questions on Doctrine (QOD) created back in the 1950’s – 1980’s, but we’re not.

- Isa. 4:2,  “In that day shall the branch of the LORD (Eze. 37, the two sticks [one former covenant people is being passed by at the same time Aaron’s rod is budding out and bearing fruit]) be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped (the “ensign”/Church Triumphant/144,000, etc.) of Israel. 3  And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy (Church Triumphant has no unholy “tares”)… 4  When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.”

- Mal. 3:1-4, “the spirit of burning”; Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple (the “two temple cleansings”, for the “Priests” it is from 9/11-MN), even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come (2nd time), saith the LORD of hosts… 3  And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. 4  Then shall the (firstfruits [Priests] that are “lifted up as a wave/ensign”) offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.”

- Isa. 49:2, “And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword (military instrument); in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft (military instrument); in his quiver hath he hid me; 3  And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” (The “ensign” never loses a battle.)

- Isa. 60:9, “Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.” (People will be drawn to the “ensign” to either join it or attack it.)

- Heb. 12:22  But ye are come unto (the building of) mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23  To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Isa. 4:3), and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,”

- v. 26, “Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. (While the building is going on there is also a shaking.)

- We have been in the time of the 7th Trumpet since 1844. At that time the Sabbath was the main cause of the shaking, and now at the end of the 7th Trumpet the Sabbath will be the final cause of a shaking again, but both are aspects of the “mystery of Godliness” that is being finished now, and the “Incarnation” will be the final experience of the people of the “Ensign”.

- Many people have left the platform and this Movement because they are unable to apply EGW’s statements about the victorious Church Triumphant to the present time.

- Isa. 52:6, “Therefore my people shall know my name (character; higher powers [intellect, reason, conscience] ruling over the lower powers [appetites, passions, desires]. Jesus took our fallen sinful flesh but never sinned so that He could give that same power to us), therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.”

- We must know God’s voice to us from the very beginning of our walk with Him until the End, and we must have confidence that this Movement is not guided by the speakers alone without Divine aid.

- v. 7,  How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him (the ensign/Church Triumphant that is His voice) that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! 8  Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again (reverse the captivity of) Zion. … 10  The LORD hath made bare his holy arm (the ensign, the branch) in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. 11  Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence (the Laodicean experience), touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.”

- It is the same message that Paul had, “Depart from Judaism to the Christian Church.”

- Isa. 55:5, “Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations (of the “Nethinim”) that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.” (as the ensign lifted up)

- AA 90, “Only as they were united with Christ could the disciples hope to have the accompanying power of the Holy Spirit and the co-operation of angels of heaven.” (We must be united with Christ and the angels of heaven as members of the Church Triumphant on earth.)

- “With the help of these divine agencies they would present before the world a united front and would be victorious (“going forth conquering and to conquer”) in the conflict they were compelled to wage unceasingly against the powers of darkness.

- “As they should continue to labor unitedly, heavenly messengers would go before them, opening the way; hearts would be prepared for the reception of truth, and many would be won to Christ. So long as they remained united, the church would go forth “fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.” Song of Solomon 6:10 (many symbols of military activity have been previously noted). Nothing could withstand her onward progress. The church (Triumphant) would advance from victory to victory, gloriously fulfilling her divine mission of proclaiming the gospel to the world.” (The “external” “ensign” does not lose a single battle, even though there were some “internal” struggles.)

 

 

6-1-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 3

- Ps. 147:2, “The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.” “Jerusalem” is this Present Truth Movement which is the ensign or Church Triumphant since 1989, and the “outcasts of Israel” are those who build up this Movement.

- Jer. 30:3, “For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.”

- “Bring again” means to bring them back home again from their captivity. The Christian Church was in captivity until 1798, and Adventism has been in captivity until 1989, and we are supposed to realize that at 9/11 and then apply the remedy according to the 2520. “If you find yourself in the enemy’s land then repent of the sins of your fathers.”

- v. 6, “Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?”

- As impossible as a man giving birth, or as Sarah in old age, so the Church Triumphant was “born” in 1989.

- v. 7, “Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.”

- v. 9, “But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.”

- Since 1989 “David” has been  “cast out” but then he is being “raised up as an ensign” through the steps of the Waymarks marking his progressive “anointings” to greater rulership over the Church Triumphant.

- v. 10, “Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid. 11  For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee…”

- There are little groups popping up all over the world to follow this Message that FFA/SOTP had no direct hand in establishing.

- v. 12, “For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous. 13  There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.” (to Laodicea)

- v. 14, “All thy lovers (apostate Protestants/Evangelicals) have forgotten thee; they seek thee not…”

- v. 17  For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. (Outcasts become the Ensign/Church Triumphant.)

- v. 18  Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city (of Adventism’s Ephesus) shall be builded upon her own heap (destroyed Laodicea since 1957), and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof. (God is gathering His outcasts, and building His city, including His Temple which stones were quarried, hewed and squared from 1989 to 9/11.)

- Parallel Lines show the destruction of one “Jerusalem” (Laodicea) at the same time another “Jerusalem” (Ephesus) is being built.

- v. 19, “And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them (lifted up as an ensign, perfectly reflecting His character), and they shall not be small.

- v. 22, “And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.” (God is most especially the God of the “outcasts”.)

- v. 23, “Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. 24  The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days (final generation) ye shall consider it.” (God is lifting up His outcasts at the same time He is destroying the wicked in the 7 Last Plagues.)

- Isa. 56:8, “The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.” (The outcasts [first the “Priests”, “Levites” & Nethinim] are being gathered in many different places.)

- The Church Triumphant is an army doing battles, and it has been continuously triumphant even though there are “tares” in it, but they will be sifted out..

- Rev. 6:1-2, “White Horse” = Ephesus.

- Zech. 10:3, His goodly horse in battle.

- Song 6:10  Who is she (the Church) that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners (the ensign)?

- Isa. 41:15, “Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains (churches), and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. 16  Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them.”

- (Dan. 2, the “stone” of this Present Truth Reform Movement has been cut out of the “mountain” of the SDA Church and it will strike the feet of the “Image” and reduce it (thresh it) to “chaff” that the “wind” (Islam) will blow away, and when Jesus comes the Movement will take over the world.)

- In response to a question; the “Loud Cry”, like the Millerite “midnight cry” is a progressive development of truth parallel to SS Snow developing his understanding of his message and then presenting it at Boston before Exeter.

- Some people are being sealed for eternity by their acceptance or rejection of this Message right now.

- The Church Triumphant as the “ensign” being lifted up is thought by many of those who leave the Platform of Truth in this Movement now to be a new teaching of error that justifies them leaving the Movement, when actually the truth of the “ensign lifted up” has been taught ever since at least the FFA newsletter Vol. 20, #8, August 2016, and the final victory of God’s people has been taught since 2003.

- Hab. 3:12, “Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger” (using the “outcasts” as His “White Horse”, Rev. 6:2) and “new sharp threshing instrument having teeth” (Isa. 41:15).

- Jer. 51:1-3, “Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind.” God destroys Babylon for destroying His people. It is a war that began in triumphs of truth in 1989 and goes through to the final triumph of truth.

- Mic. 4:11-13, “Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. 12  But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. 13  Arise (after the COP when the “tares” are taken out, then the “ensign”/banner will be lifted up) and thresh (warfare), O daughter (last generation, 144,000) of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people (as the stone in Dan. 2)…”

- Ps. 83:3, “They have taken crafty counsel (USA Patriot Act, etc.) against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones (Sabbath keepers).”

- Ps. 48:4-7, “For, lo, the kings were assembled (the confederacy/NWO/One-World Gov’t), they passed by together. 5  They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away. 6  Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. 7  Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind (Islam).”

- Dan 2:34-35, “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. 35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain (kingdom of God), and filled the whole earth (and heaven).” (… which is a big source of debate these days.)

- Dan. 2:44-45, “And in the days of these kings (before the COP) shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom (of “David” that began in 1989), which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45  Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone (the 144,000) was cut out of the mountain (of Laodicea) without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.”

- Jer. 51:19-24, “The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts (military leader) is his name. 20  Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms (Dan. 2 “stone” = “God’s battle axe”); 21  And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider; 22  With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid (families will be broken up as some accept the truth but others do not); 23  I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock (separate pastors from their members)….”

- Before the “banner/flag” of an army can be “lifted up as an ensign” it has to have its parts cut out of the bolt of cloth, loose ends and threads cut off, and then sewn together in a recognizable pattern.

 

5-31-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 2

- Continuing with the “ensign” that is lifted up.

- Eze. 36:16-18, scattered “Laodicean church”. Heb. 11:8-11, Abraham leaves “Laodicea” (at 9/11) to dwell in “tents”; and during the Passover (9/11) they were to “stay in their tents” (no public evangelism) until MN, looking for the Lord to “choose Jerusalem” the city “that hath foundations”; Sara = Laodicea unable to bring forth fruit at first, when she’s “past age” receives “strength” (HS power at 9/11) and brings forth her son the “Remnant” who are also “the ensign” and “Ephesus”, the final ingathering.  

- Eze 18:20, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” Laodicea is indulging a superficial repentance and not letting the Lord get to the bottom root of their sin problem and need for repentance, but “Ephesus” as “the ensign that gets lifted up” and the “Church Triumphant”, have overcome their sins fully and are ready for their probation to close.

- Ephesus/”the ensign”/Church Triumphant/corporate, covenant Temple-body is this Present Truth Movement that began in 1989 and continues to develop and grow perfectly all the way into eternity (though various individuals [both “wheat & tares”] who contribute to it come and go, as the workmen who helped build the Ark). But when the “wheat & tares” are finally separated then it remains pure and spotless throughout eternity.

- Eze. 11:14-21, describes a separation struggle of the brethren in Jerusalem as one class of believers are cast out, the remnant, the ensign, 144,000 (Isa. 66:5), Church Triumphant.

- Jeff draws Abram’s covenant prophecy to Moses and points out some characteristics of the structure of “two lines of prophecy, one being divided in the center”; for example 4 Generations, covenant relationship, Laodicea/Ephesus overlap, and the same applies to the “2520” in the Millerite time, and also the “126” in our time.

- Isa 2:2 , “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain (Church) of the LORD'S house (Glorious Land/ensign) shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted (lifted up) above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.  3  And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”

- Jerusalem = mountain = glorious land = ensign = Church Triumphant = Christ = 144,000.

- Zech. 12:1-12, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem (the ensign/Church Triumphant) a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem (a “siege” against the “ensign”). 3  And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

- The ensign/Church Triumphant will be victorious in every battle because of their victory over sin.

- v. 4, “In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. :5  And the of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.

- The term “governors” implies that organization is in place before the battle begins, and God is the Commander of His Church Triumphant “army” at that time.

- v. 6, “In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.”

- The Church Triumphant wins its battles before it goes to heaven.

- v. 7  The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first (a progressive judgment), that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.

- v. 8  In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.

- “the house of David” = the ensign = Church Triumphant. “David” was anointed 4 times; first in 1989 when “Saul” (SDA GC) was demon-possessed and “David” made a “music/noise” and caused a shaking. Then at 9/11 “Saul” brought in Spiritual Formation and then died by the “archers” (of Islam, because the SDA GC refused to admit that 9/11 was a prophetic event), and “David” was anointed at “Hebron” = association/confederacy (lots of confederacies were formed after 9/11), and the “horn of David” began to “bud out”.   

- v. 9, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” (7 Last Plagues?)

- v. 10, “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications (Latter Rain): and they shall look upon (Me/Jesus) whom they have pierced (by their sins), and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. v. 11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.”

- Deep repentance for their sins that caused the death of Jesus, and Jacob’s Trouble (?).

- (No real light on the “families and wives apart” but 5 groups indicate this is the “wise virgins”.)

- Micah 4:1-6, 7-12 (Isa. 2:2), “But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.  6  In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;”

- Those who were cast out and “scattered” are now “gathered” (and organized in perfect order) by the “dirt-brush man” of Miller’s Dream.

- v. 13, “Arise (ensign/remnant be lifted up) and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.

- The “ensign” becomes a “threshing instrument” and the “stone” that strikes the feet of the image of Dan. 2.

- Ps. 147:2, “The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel” (the ensign).

- Isa. 11:12, “And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

- (Jer. 30:11-22)

- Soldiers clean and prepare their weapons for battle, so God is purifying this Movement from false disciples so that they won’t take any true disciples with them when they would go out at the final crisis (John 6:66). Therefore our focus in this Message is the final spiritual preparation of ourselves and our families for the final crisis.

- The defectors from this Message are also confederating together, and with the SDA GC, which is exactly what the Bible says the defectors from Truth will do. Those that left Jesus in Jn. 6:66 went straight to the Pharisees and joined up with those they previously despised, including Rome.   

 

5-30-18, 2018 Canadian School of the Prophets, The Shaking and the Church Triumphant, part 1

- Responding to the problem of critics who deny that the church on earth can be part of the Church Triumphant in heaven at the same time.

- GC370, we are not to use one inspired statement to destroy another.

- Paulson Collection, p. 400.3, “In His estimation, the church in heaven and the church on earth are identical.”

- When the final iteration of the church of “Ephesus” (Rev. 2) and the “White Horse” (Rev. 6) began in 1989 God’s people began to be “lifted up as an ensign”. The message/Movement will be victorious in every spiritual battle even though some of the members may fall away and be lost.

- “Laodicea” of the old covenant people who are being passed by exists at the same time as the “new covenant” group of “Ephesus” who is coming together.

- Isa. 59:19-60:3, when the enemy comes in “like a flood” (1989 when the KN swept away the KS) the Lord will raise up a standard against him, and God’s people will arise and shine at that time, which for us is 9/11.

- RH 2-26-14.8, “In the last days of this earth’s history, God’s covenant with his commandment-keeping people is to be renewed”, and that process began in 1989 and continues today.

- Isa. 5:26, the “ensign” is “lifted up” at MN (as Christ was lifted up on the Cross), progressively higher at each Waymark.

- Isa. 11:10-12, the “gathering the outcasts of Israel” is a key to this study, and God will take “His rest” in “Jerusalem” which is the Church Triumphant.

- Isa. 18:3, when “the ensign” is lifted up at MN, and then lifted higher at the MC, a “trumpet” is also sounded at both places by a “watchman”. The 7th Trumpet began sounding on Oct. 22, 1844 which is parallel to the Cross, and every other “trumpet” during that time is also parallel to the Cross.

- Isa. 30:17, an “ensign” is also a “beacon” on the top of the “glorious holy mountain” to attract the “Levites” away from “Laodicea”, as are the “5” wise virgins who “rebuke” the wicked, so there is a separation of classes noted at MN; those who give a rebuke and are then left alone as an ensign/beacon on a hilltop, and the wicked who flee away from them.

- Possibly because this Movement has gone so far “out on a limb” so to speak with predictions re. Trump as the last President and the USA losing a war with Russia, which is the beginning of WW III, the “Levites” may be beginning to wake up and starting to consider the implications of what’s going on now.

- Isa. 31:9, the KN will be afraid of the “beacon/ensign” in “Jerusalem/mountain”.

- Zech. 9:16-10:3, “ensign” =  the good flock, the good battle-horse (white horse/Ephesus), and “stones in a crown” of royalty of a kingdom, the “stone-kingdom” of Dan. 2.

- The other flock have rejected the truth of the Reformlines, rejected the leadership of the genuine Reform Movement, accepted the “strong delusion” lie of 2 Thess. 2, and are into spiritualism.

- BTS 12-1-03.6, “The work of the Holy Spirit is to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. The world can only be warned by seeing those who believe the truth sanctified through the truth, acting upon high and holy principles, showing in a high, elevated sense, the line of demarcation between those who keep the commandments of God, and those who trample them under their feet. The sanctification of the Spirit signalizes the difference between those who have the seal of God, and those who keep a spurious rest-day.”

- We used to interpret this statement to mean, The “11 hr. workers” can only be warned by seeing those (in this Movement) who believe the truth sanctified through the truth (at the SL).”

- But now that we know fractals we understand it to mean, The “Levites” can only be warned by seeing those (“Priests”) who believe the truth sanctified through the truth (at MN).” There will be an easily discernable difference between those who don’t keep the Commandments and those who do.

- ST 11-24-98.11 “But the soul that finds Jesus feels that all his wants are satisfied. In Him the words are fulfilled, ‘A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you.’ This is the reward of obedience.”

- Those who are in a covenant relationship with God will “signalize” it by their new heart and new spirit, the reward of obedience. They reveal the finishing of the mystery of Godliness during the sounding of the 7th Trumpet.

- Eze. 36:16-28, the “impure woman” when applied at the end of the world is God’s Church the SDA GC, and the new heart is the converted heart that Adam had after his fall, which is what Christ also had. Many are still believing what Desmond Ford taught, that Christ had the nature of Adam before his fall so that He could not be tempted, and could not sin, and is therefore not our Example, but only our Substitute, and that we will finally be cleansed of our inner sinfulness at Jesus’ 2nd Coming (which cleansing the Omega group have changed to MN).

- Eze. 36:20, the “heathen land” is represented as the book “Questions on Doctrine” in 1957 that showed the SDA GC had totally joined the “idolatry” of the fallen Protestant churches and began a period of complete darkness until 1989.

- V. 25, the “clean water” = “clean messages” of the Latter Rain that began to be “sprinkled” in 1989 and moreso at 9/11.

- V. 28, the people will be restored to the (Glorious) Land, which is “Jerusalem”, which is the Church Triumphant.

- V. 29-30 (Amos 8:11), no more ignorance of God’s Word as the other fallen churches are so ignorant.

- V. 29 & 33, cleansed from ALL your iniquities, BEFORE MN during the Day of Atonement/3rd Decree/completion of the Temple. We must be “dwelling in Jerusalem/Church Triumphant” before MN.

- V. 34, the “desolate land” = Adventism, shall be “tilled” = “plowing” of the “Levites”.

- (Ps. 46, building God’s Church Triumphant during His destructive judgments just before the 7 Last Plagues.)

- V. 34, this Present Truth Movement has to be recognized by the entire world = “all that passed by”.

- V. 35-38, the “desolate cities” (of Adventism) will be inhabited by the “Nethinim”/11th hr. workers.

 

 

5-19-18, Jeff at Lambert, The Last President

- The Millerites got public attention because their message of the 2nd Coming was so absurd. Therefore, in order to fulfill the antitype, our message has to be regarded by the general public as just as absurd, and the idea that Donald Trump is the last President of an independent USA is a very absurd idea.

- However, our prophetic experience from our past understanding of Dan. 11:40-45 until now confirms that we are on the right prophetic track in saying so about Trump.

- GC 516.3, “There is nothing that the great deceiver fears so much as that we shall become acquainted with his devices.”

- “God would have us study the events that are taking place around us, and compare them with the predictions of his word, in order that we may understand that we are living in the last days.” {ST October 1, 1894, par. 8}

- Dan. Chs. 10-12 are one vision, so 10:1 & 11:1 give us “two witnesses” (taught as necessary to understand prophecy in this movement since before 9/11) to the end of the 70 years captivity.

- Rev. 13 & 17 have the same prophetic structure as Dan. 11:40-45, John being in the “wilderness” at the end of the 1260 years in 1798, so the position of the prophet must be considered. In Dan. 10:1 & 11:1 Daniel is placed at the “Time of the End” of the 70 years captivity, but at the end of the world today the TOE is 1989.

- Before FFA began in 1996 it was understood that every time prophecy parallels every other, therefore every time prophecy must have its own Time of the End, and by special providence of God that phrase got established in the title of the “Time of the End” magazine.

- Eventually we began to understand that every TOE has two historical figures associated with it, and the TOE at 1989 has both Ronald Reagan & George HW Bush.

- Starting our TOE with Daniel’s TOE in Ch. 11 makes us count 4 US Presidents in parallel with 4 Persian kings (and vs. 16-22 also count 4 Emperors of Rome as a “second witness” [and “Rome establishes the vision” Dan. 11:14]), and then end with Trump as the last President of an independent USA; and that sounds ridiculous.

- GC 608, “As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel’s message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition.”

- As the “Priests” “see the storm approaching” at MN a “large class” of “Priests” “abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition”, and it will be the same with the “Levites” at the SL, and with the “Nethinim” at the COP.

- The US Constitution is the “glory” that makes the United States the “Glorious Land” in Bible prophecy, and it is connected with revolutions in the USA & France, and it ends at the “revolution” of the SL, along with the end of religious & civil liberty.

- GC 252, Republicanism and Protestantism are the secrets of the peace, power & prosperity of the USA, but Protestantism is pretty well gone by now since the US President sent an Ambassador to the Vatican in 1984, and then all the Protestants praised the first Pope-visit in the early 90’s, and onward.

- 5T 711.4, “When our nation shall so abjure the principles of its government as to enact a Sunday law, Protestantism will in this act join hands with popery; it will be nothing else than giving life to the tyranny which has long been eagerly watching its opportunity to spring again into active despotism.”

- Despotism = a dictatorship, and the political pundits in Washington D.C today are already saying we are in a Constitutional crisis. If a Constitutional Convention was opened up it would be the end of the US Constitution as we know it.

-  5T 711.4, “Any movement in favor of religious legislation is really an act of concession to the papacy, which for so many ages has steadily warred against liberty of conscience.”

- USA Patriot Act after 9/11 changed the principle of Law in the USA from English Law (innocent until proven guilty) to Roman Law (guilty until proven innocent).

- 5T 716.2, “While the Protestant world is by her attitude making concessions to Rome, let us arouse to comprehend the situation and view the contest before us in its true bearings. Let the watchmen now lift up their voice and give the message which is present truth for this time. Let us show the people where we are in prophetic history and seek to arouse the spirit of true Protestantism, awaking the world to a sense of the value of the privileges of religious liberty so long enjoyed.”

- Not the SDA GC, but only this Movement has been able to “show the people where we are in prophetic history and seek to arouse the spirit of true Protestantism.”

- In the chiasm of the Presidents there is 7-10-1 > 1 (45th)-10-7, and to match the “end with the beginning” George Washington was “far richer than they all”, from Real Estate, and he had the hardest time getting his Cabinet put together, parallel to Trump who is also “far richer than they all”, also from Real Estate, and he has also had the hardest time getting his Cabinet put together of any President in modern times.

- During the increasing crises Satan will “personate” Christ from MN onward (Battle of Raphia) as the “Great Physician” (parallel to JH Kellogg) to deceive SDAs (and oppose the “Priests”), and after the MC begins Satan will appear as “an angel of light” to oppose the “Levites”, and then after the SL Satan will “personate” Christ Himself to oppose the “Nethinim”.

- 9T 11,”The Last Crisis”, need to return to the foundations, “Old Paths”. “We are living in the time of the end. The fast-fulfilling signs of the times declare that the coming of Christ is near at hand. The days in which we live are solemn and important.”

- Dan. 11:2, Medo-Persia was a “two-part power”, like France was a “two-part power”, and like the USA is a “two-part power”, and in 1989 there were two Presidents (briefly, because it was an election year and the new President isn’t sworn-in until Jan. 20).

- 9T 11, “The Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth” (that is from some of the people of the earth, which is confirmed by Saul & David at 9/11). Plagues and judgments are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God. The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude.”

- Increasing school shootings for example indicate “the footsteps of an approaching God, as He comes to punish the world for its iniquity.” (Ev 219.2). “Men possessed of demons are taking the lives of men, women, and little children. Men have become infatuated with vice, and every species of evil prevails.” (9T 11.3)

- “The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating (their economic, military [& police] power). They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.” {9T 11.2}

- “The enemy has succeeded in perverting justice (so many criminals are getting off free) and in filling men’s hearts with the desire for selfish gain.” (9T 11.4)

- “On one occasion, when in New York City, I was in the night season called upon to behold buildings rising story after story toward heaven. These buildings were warranted to be fireproof,… The scene that next passed before me was an alarm of fire. Men looked at the lofty and supposedly fire-proof buildings and said: “They are perfectly safe.” But these buildings were consumed as if made of pitch. The fire engines could do nothing to stay the destruction. The firemen were unable to operate the engines. {9T 13.1}

- The Jews today are celebrating 70 years since the founding of Israel to Trump moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, and comparing Trump to Cyrus and have minted a commemorative coin for the occasion.

 

 

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4-21-18, Tyler at Lambert, Prophetic Fractals

- Next to the Bible, nature is designed by God to reveal His character, even though marred by sin, and even now with sin present nature shows us the character of sin.

- Man cooperates with God in the cultivation of the land, and seed-sowing is an acted parable of God’s work in this world.

- God’s glory and truth are seen in the heavens, and also in everything God created on the earth, in the same way that every artist has their own unique “signature” style.

- COL 17.2 , “Leading thus from the natural to the spiritual kingdom, Christ’s parables are links in the chain of truth that unites man with God, and earth with heaven.”

- 7BC 985.3, “The solemn events which are now taking place belong to a series of events in the chain of history, the first link of which is connected with Eden.” (Manuscript 172, 1899)

- DA 630.5, “From the destruction of Jerusalem, Christ passed on rapidly to the greater event, the last link in the chain of this earth’s history,—the coming of the Son of God in majesty and glory.”

- Every “3 + 1 combination” in the stories of Eden, Moses, Christ, Luther, Miller (GC 320), the 144,000 and Jesus’ second coming, and all of Christ’s parables, are links in the prophetic chain. Therefore all of those Bible stories are also parables, and they can all be laid over one-another in “line upon line” fashion.

- The repetition of history in fractal fashion is currently under attack by the “Omega” people who reject the “line upon line” method. To say that we can’t use the repetitive patterns of fractals in “line upon line” fashion to understand God’s Word is to say that we can’t use nature itself to understand God’s Word.

- The “Fibonacci Sequence” is God’s “fingerprint” on all of His handiwork in nature.

- Critics claim that since Jacob Boehme, who was the first to write about the idea of “fractals” as a form of God’s self-expression, had spiritualistic ideas of the universe, that the study of fractals itself is therefore spiritualism.

- Satan creates counterfeits beforehand in order to get people to devalue and reject the true when it arrives.

- Before the connection to fractals was discovered we had already seen that the Bible gives many descriptions of truth in a series of 3 items (Dan. 12:10, “purified, made white, tried”. Rev. 3:18, “gold, white raiment, eyesalve”. Jn. 14:6, Jesus is the “Way, Truth, Life”. Sanctuary, “Courtyard, Holy Place, Most Holy Place”), etc.

- This 3-step process is how God saves humanity (the 3 Angels’ Messages for example). The “everlasting gospel” is always a 3-step prophetic testing message that creates and then reveals two kinds of worshipers, false and true.

- To show the scale of “3 within 3” in the 3 steps of the pattern of the 3 Angels’ Messages, the first message itself has 3 parts within it, and this is shown in the Sanctuary. The 3 steps in the Courtyard are the 3 pieces of furniture in the Courtyard (Brazen Altar, Laver, Porch). The 3 steps in the Holy Place are the Candlestick, Table of Showbread and the Altar of Incense, and in the Most Holy Place, within the Ark itself there are Aaron’s rod that budded, a pot of manna and the Decalogue.

- The entire time of this earth’s history can be divided into 3 parts: 1) Eden-Cross. 2) Cross-1844. 3) 1844-Second Coming. Within each part are other divisions of 3 on smaller and smaller scales.

- From 1844 to the Second Coming, in the time of the 144,000 the 3 parts are: 9/11, SL, COP.

- From 9/11 to the SL are 3 steps for both the “Priests” and “Levites”, and then from the SL to the COP there are 3 steps for the “Nethinim” (11th hour workers).

- GC 343, “The work of God in the earth presents, from age to age, a striking similarity in every great reformation or religious movement. The principles of God’s dealing with men are ever the same. The important movements of the present have their parallel in those of the past, and the experience of the church in former ages has lessons of great value for our own time.”

- Ezekiel’s “wheels within wheels” is another illustration of fractals; the same sequence happening on greater or smaller scales.

- Mt 13:13, Jesus originally spoke plainly to the religious leaders, but when they rejected Him He went to Galilee and began using parables.

- “Christ knew there were many who would keep these lessons [parables] in mind until their hidden meaning should be discerned, but that others would never reach to their deep meaning. The disciples would come to the Great Teacher to inquire, and he instructed them. Christ gladly taught all who had interest enough to say, Explain to us the meaning of your words….

- “Some who heard the parables of Christ came to him privately, and asked for an explanation. This was the desire that Christ wished to arouse, that he might give them more definite instruction. Those who study his word, with hearts open to receive the impressions made by the Holy Spirit, will not complain that they can not see clearly the meaning of his word. All who come to Christ and inquire for a clearer knowledge of truth, will receive it. He will unfold to them the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; and these mysteries will be understood by the heart that longs to know the truth. A heavenly light will shine into the soul temple, and will be revealed to others as the bright shining of a candle on a dark path.” The Review & Herald, September 26, 1899.

- At the end of the world a certain class of people complain about how “complicated” the truth seems and then reject it, but in reality it is like Ezekiel’s wheels, all operating in perfect harmony. All you have to do is ask for more explanation and it will be given.

- Parable teaching, or “line upon line” is designed to separate between those who really love and want to know the truth, and those who do not love the truth enough to humble themselves as a little child and ask for explanations and submit themselves under a human teacher.

- It becomes evident that they have a pride problem.

- “It is only the honest seeker after truth who can be benefited by the presentation of truth. Those who have not a heart to receive the truth, be it ever so plainly presented, will find a way whereby they can misinterpret its plainest portrayal, and evade its evident conclusions. Jesus had to meet this class in his day, as we have to meet them today. … and the Pharisees and Sadducees were placed at a disadvantage; for they could not find fault with his words, or bring an accusation against him. … In figures and symbols he presented the principles of truth, and those who had a heart to understand were not left in doubt as to the meaning of his words; for the Holy Spirit was ever present to make the right impression upon heart and conscience.” Signs of the Times, October 24, 1892.

 

 

4-4-18 Jeff at Lambert, Loose Ends

­- Ps. 46:5, “right early” = “plowing”, which at this time is for the “Levites” of Adventism.

- Psalm “46” = building the church time, v. 4, the tabernacles (church triumphant) that receives a “river” from heaven.

- “Alamoth” = virgins, the “song of the [wise] virgins”.

- “Selah” = pause to think about it.

- V. 7 & 11 = a doubling (MN/MC) of the promise of refuge.

- During the building of the spiritual temple, during trouble and war, our strength is to sit still.

- The history of Adventism and of the USA are parallel and both will be judged at the same time.

- A 3-fold union (USA, UK, France) have begun the “Battle of Raphia” which is in Syria, and marks that “Midnight” has arrived and it is time for us to give the “Midnight Cry” about “Raphia”.

- However in the meantime when FFA/SOTP should have been warning the world re. “Raphia” we have been occupied with the present “shaking”, and it is time to let that issue “sit still”, just let the apostates go (Jn. 6:66 at Capernaum), and let the Lord work on them.

- RH Aug. 1, 1893, “And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have had great light… (but have left the “platform” in this Movement)], which art exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to hell” for not living up to the light they have.

- Ms27-1892.3, “The angels are holding the four winds (Islam), that they shall not blow, until the specified work of warning is given to the world; but the storm is gathering, the clouds are loading, ready to burst upon the world, and to many it will be as a thief in the night.”

- The Millerite “Midnight” marked a time of crisis in their movement just before SS Snow’s message gave them their MC, parallel to our time of crisis, both in our Movement and in the world (the impending Battles of Raphia & Panium), and it is now time to give our “Midnight Cry” to the world.

- “Representations” or “types” of the wrath of God (7 Last Plagues) will happen before the COP.

- Rev. 8:1 (“81” connects to Raphia/Panium). We are in the 7th Trumpet now and the chapter shows “types” of God’s 7 Last Plague judgments to be poured out on the earth.

- DA 257.2, “So it will be in the great final conflict of the controversy between righteousness and sin. While new life and light and power are descending from on high upon the disciples of Christ, a new life is springing up from beneath, and energizing the agencies of Satan. Intensity is taking possession of every earthly element.” 1 Timothy 4:1

- God is building up His “New Jerusalem” now while the Jerusalem of old is being passed-by. Hos. 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”, especially in this Movement, and they “will be no priest to Me”.

- Hos. 5:1-4 (to the “Priests” of this Movement). The reason they can’t receive the knowledge because “They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God.”

- The “Soap Opera” in US politics that is distracting people from seeing what’s really going on with Russia/Syria parallels the “Soap Opera” of defections in this Movement that are distracting us from warning the world that the battles of “Raphia & Panium” have already begun. They are parallel histories. Don’t get drawn into the foolishness that’s going on.

- This Movement is presently being purged of its rebels and being prepared to do its worldwide work for the “Levites” of Adventism.

- COL 412, It is in a crisis that character is revealed.

- Amos 3:7, the Lord gives His “prophets” the warning message in enough advance time for it to be given to those who may take heed before the crisis arrives.

- Our message makes us to “go out on a limb” to give it: Trump is the last President of a sovereign USA, and that America is going to be defeated in a war with Russia.

- “The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they recognize that something great and decisive is about to take place—that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.

“The Bible, and the Bible only, gives a correct view of these things. Here are revealed the great final scenes in the history of our world, events that already are casting their shadows before, the sound of their approach causing the earth to tremble and men’s hearts to fail them for fear.Prophets and Kings, 536, 537.

- The “distress of nations” causing “men’s hearts to fail them for fear” (Lk.21:25-26) is a reference to the work of Islam. “Casting their shadows before” was the “shadow” of war with Islam during the US/Russian proxy-war using Islamic factions back in the 1980’s that led to the collapse of the USSR in 1989. That “proxy-war” is being repeated again now in Syria, only this time Russia will come out on top instead of the US.

- “The great issue near at hand will weed out those whom God has not appointed and He will have a pure, true, sanctified ministry prepared for the latter rain.” Selected Messages, book 3, 385.

- “Everything has been moving on just as the Lord revealed in prophecy that it would. Something great and decisive is soon to take place, else no flesh would be saved.

“… Today the world is mad: an insanity is upon men and women, and is hurrying them on to eternal ruin. Every species of indulgence prevails, and men have become so infatuated with vice that they will not listen to warnings or appeals.

“The Lord says to the people of the earth, ‘Choose you this day whom ye will serve.’ All are now deciding their eternal destiny. Men need to be aroused to realize the solemnity of the time, the nearness of the day when human probation shall be ended. God gives no man a message that it will be five years or ten years or twenty years before this earth’s history shall close. He would not give any living being an excuse for delaying the preparation for his appearing. He would have no one say, as did the unfaithful servant, ‘My Lord delayeth his coming;’ for this leads to reckless neglect of the opportunities and privileges given to prepare us for that great day. Everyone who claims to be a servant of God is called to do his service as if each day might be the last.”  Review and Herald, November 27, 1900.

- “Everything in this world is in an unsettled state. The nations are angry, and preparations for war are being made. But though there is among the nations an increasing unrest, though they are mustering their forces, they are as if held back from action by an unseen power. The angels are holding the four winds until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads.

Soon strife among the nations will break out with an intensity that we do not now anticipate. The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the strained, restless relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they realize that something great and decisive is about to take place, that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.

“A moment of respite has been graciously given us of God. Every power lent us of Heaven is now to be used in working for those perishing in ignorance. There must be no delay. The truth must be proclaimed in the dark places of the earth. Obstacles must be met and surmounted. A great work is to be done, and to those who know the truth for this time, this work has been entrusted.” Review and Herald, November 17, 1910.

- “The work of the Holy Spirit is to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. The world can only be warned by seeing those who believe the truth sanctified through the truth ... The sanctification of the Spirit signalizes the difference between those who have the seal of God…” Bible Training School, December 1, 1903.

- We used to only apply the above quote to the non-SDA outside world, but now, because of fractals we have to apply it to the “Levites” who are still attending SDA churches; “The (Levites who are still attending SDA churches) can only be warned by seeing those who believe the truth sanctified through the truth ... (before Midnight).”

- “Heretofore those (“Priests”) who presented the third angel’s message (now the message of Raphia) have often been regarded as mere alarmists. Their predictions that (the USA would soon be defeated by Russia at the ‘Battle of Raphia’ and) religious intolerance would gain control in the United States, that church and state would unite to persecute those who keep the commandments of God, have been pronounced groundless and absurd. . . . But as the question of enforcing Sunday observance (or the Battle of Raphia for the “Priests”) is widely agitated, the event so long doubted and disbelieved is seen to be approaching, and the third message will produce an effect which it could not have had before.” The Great Controversy, 605–606.

- For the “Priests”; “As the storm (of Raphia) approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel’s message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition.” The Great Controversy, 608.

- “The great issue near at hand will weed out those whom God has not appointed and He will have a pure, true, sanctified ministry (of “Priests”) prepared for the latter rain.” Selected Messages, book 3, 385.

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4-5-18, Marco Barrios, Methodology, Trimester End

- Some apparently feel stressed because we don’t have a formal name for our Bible study methodology. The “proof-text” method is not a precisely accurate description of our methodology.

- “Miller’s Rules” are not a “methodology” as such but they do describe our approach to Bible study:
“Those who are engaged in proclaiming the third angel’s message are searching the Scriptures upon the same plan that Father Miller adopted.“  RH November 25, 1884, par. 23

- Miller himself had been exposed to historicist Bible Commentaries. Even though he did not rely on them in his prophetic studies he understood that history and prophecy agree.

- Signs of the Times, Jan. 6, 1887,EJ Waggoner began to describe the Adventist hermeneutic but admitted this was not a complete list: 1. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16, 17. We accept this fully, and apply it to the entire Bible. The Bible does not simply contain the truth, but it is the truth, and the whole truth. Aside from the Bible there can be no moral or spiritual truth and light. And whatever disagrees with the Bible, whether it be in the realm of morals or of science, must be false. The principle here laid down must underlie all sound Biblical exegesis. If this be not admitted, it can be of no use to any to study the Bible. {SITI January 6, 1887, p. 6.2} (The following paragraphs are shortened.)

  1. The Bible is one connected, consistent, harmonious book. It is composed of many books, but these books form only one Book. }
  2. The Bible must interpret itself. By the Bible man may be “thoroughly furnished unto all good works;” hence it cannot need the addition of matter outside of itself.
  3. One part of the Bible cannot be fully understood when taken by itself, apart from its connection, or without reference to the remaining portion of the Bible.
  4. Terms used in one place in the Bible, with a certain signification, must have the same meaning attached to them in every other place where they occur, provided the same subject is under consideration.

- Adventism still basically follows Miller’s Rules.

- In this Movement we understand 4 main categories of rules; (1) that generally the literal comes before the spiritual or symbolic (1 Cor. 15:46, Rule #11, Rule #6).

- (2) that the symbolic can be typological (Rule #8, Rule #9, Rule #10, Rule #12).

- (3) moral (not to the exclusion of other reasons for spiritual interpretation). Ahasuerus & Esther take on completely different meanings when considered from the moral and symbolic views. Wicked kings become symbols of the 3 Angels’ Messages (Manasseh, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah). It is the same with either “internal” and “external” views.

- (4) prophetic (not quite the same as the Anagogical because we have clearer ideas of how to approach Bible prophecy than they did in the Dark Ages), Rule #7, Rule #8, Rule #13.

- In this Reform Movement we make some historical-grammatical presuppositions before we even get to using Miller’s Rules, for example, there are only 66 books in the biblical canon, which excludes the Apocrypha, and that the KJV is the best, most accurate, version to use, and that we have to consider the times and circumstances of the prophet when the prophecy was given and the context around the verses under consideration. We also understand that we will use proof-texting (not necessarily the “proof-text method”), and of course avoid historical-critical methods. We also understand that Christ is the center of all the Bible and that the Bible was written more for our day than for those who lived when it was written. Also we will use the Spirit of Prophecy writings as a guide, and also newly discovered principles such as “Line Upon Line” and that the histories and stories in the Bible are all “acted parables” and have a prophetic message for us to apply now at the end of the world (1 Cor. 10:11).

- “Tools” that we use when studying; Line Upon Line, bring all the Scriptures together on a particular point that is being studied, the triple application of prophecy, many numbers have symbolic meanings, repeat and enlarge, “doubled” word-patterns, fractals, first mention, first and last, internal/external, progressive, local & worldwide.

- Class agrees that some more formal committee work needs to be done to come up with an organized theological approach and some sort of name for it.

 

4-4-18, Noel del Rosal, Malachi 3, part 2

- Continuing from the previous class; GC 666 (Rev. 20:11-12) “the books were opened”. “Books” were opened at the beginning of the Investigative Judgment in 1844 for the Father and the Son, and will be opened again at the Second Coming for the Saints to review, and then finally at the 2nd Resurrection of damnation so the lost can see their sins and acknowledge that their punishment is just.

- GC 668.2.4, the wicked are convicted of high treason against the government of God as Jesus shows the 10 Commandments.

- Mal. 3:1, “My messenger” prepares the way for the “Messenger of the Covenant”.

- EW 229, the “first messengers” were John the Baptist & Wm. Miller, and both gave the call to repentance for sin.

- GC 424.3, the Millerites had the time right but they were not looking for Christ to come as the “Messenger of the Covenant” before the Father in heaven.

- Mal. 3:2, He came “suddenly to His temple” on Oct. 22, 1844, and will again at the end of the world, and the righteous cry, “Who shall be able to stand?”… because He purifies with “fire”. If we are not ready then we need the work of purification that He is offering.

- The purified “sons of Levi” are both the “Priests” (as gold) & “Levites” (as silver), parallel to Jesus cleansing the Temple 2x which manifested two classes. The far larger class who fled were the religious leaders.

- AUCR 7-28-99.10, there is a “preparatory work” of investigation of the temple and worshipers since 1844 (which indicates a work of organization too). “The Lord comes to His temple to find those who are sincere. He measures the worshippers. He knows those who are true-hearted and self-sacrificing. “

COL 206.2 (Zech. 3:4-5, Ps. 68:13), Joshua the High Priest gets new garments for ministry, wings of silver and gold.

- GC 425, “There is to be a special work of purification among God’s people” since 1844, and then “Those who are living upon the earth when the intercession of Christ shall cease in the sanctuary above are to stand in the sight of a holy God without a mediator.”

- PP 350.3, the High Priest’s ephod & breastplate had silver and gold in it.

- Mal. 3:4 (after the COP), “then shall the offering (ensign lifted up) of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.”

- It is noted that the Passover lamb offering was “holy & perfect” from the day it was chosen (9/11), even though we know the “Priests & Levites” are in a “purification process” after 9/11 according to the “principle of growth” (blade, ear, full corn).

- Mal. 3:5 (GC 425.3, Jude 14-15) is at and after the Second Coming when God executes His judgment on the wicked. The “ten thousands of his saints” at the Second Coming would be the angels, and at the end of the Millennium they would be both the angels and the saved.

- We humans are placed originally “a little lower than the angels” (Heb. 2:7) but through the humanity of Christ we are to be united with Divinity and exalted above the angels.

- RH 12-1-96.8, a messenger, who is a “living testimony” is to be sent to the Churches (at 9/11) to prepare the way for the Lord to “come suddenly to His temple”.

- 7BC 972, re. measuring the temple; God is watching the spirit in which we do our work in our daily lives as if it was being photographed.

- ST 11-11-89.7, “We should educate ourselves to speak in such a way that we shall not have cause to be ashamed of our words when we meet them in the judgment. We should seek to have our actions of such a character that we will not shrink from having our Saviour look upon them. Christ is here this morning; angels are here, and they are measuring the temple of God and those who worship therein.”

- Question is posed of us being recorded at the same time the investigation is going forward since 9/11, or is there a transition point sometime between 9/11 and MN where the “recording/measuring” ends and the final decisions begin to be rendered on our cases? (the judgment of the living) … maybe 2014?

- TM 17, (since 9/11) “The Lord has provided His church with capabilities and blessings, that they may present to the world an image of His own sufficiency, and that His church may be complete in Him, a continual representation of another, even the eternal world, of laws that are higher than earthly laws. His church is to be a temple built after the divine similitude, and the angelic architect has brought his golden measuring rod from heaven, that every stone may be hewed and squared by the divine measurement and polished to shine as an emblem of heaven, radiating in all directions the bright, clear beams of the Sun of Righteousness. The church is to be fed with manna from heaven and to be kept under the sole guardianship of His grace. Clad in complete armor of light and righteousness, she enters upon her final conflict. The dross, the worthless material, will be consumed, and the influence of the truth testifies to the world of its sanctifying, ennobling character...”

 

4-3-18, Noel del Rosal, Malachi 3, part 1

- We are each individually a “temple” of God, and collectively together we are also the “Temple” of God.

- Based on Ezra 7:9, Noel draws out the 4 main Millerite Reformline Waymarks: #1) April 19, 1844 = Tarrying Time (1st Disappointment), 1d1m. #2) July 21, 1844 =  MN, 5d4m. #3) August 15, 1844 = MC, 1d5m. #4) Oct. 22, 1844 = Door Closed, 10d7m.

- The parallel Reformline of the 144,000 marks: 9/11, SL, LC, COP (Door Closed).

- The parallel fractal Reformline of Adventism marks: 9/11, MN, MC, SL (Door Closed).

- The parallel fractal Reformline of the “Priests” marks: 9/11, 2014, PBM, MN (Door Closed).

- WLF 23.4 [James White] (MT. 25:31-33), separating the “sheep & goats”.

- Considering the Millennium; at the beginning the saints reign with Christ on His throne and decide the fate of the lost, and at the end is the “gathering of nations”…all the lost people who have ever lived are resurrected to receive their sentence from Christ, then the execution of the judgment.

- There is a Special Resurrection for both the wicked who have especially opposed Jesus throughout history, and those who actually crucified Him, and also for those who died in the hope of the 3rd Angel’s message, just before Christ appears in the Clouds of Heaven.  Then the rest of the righteous will be raised, and the wicked destroyed by the brightness of His coming.

- 4SP 307 (Dan. 7:9-10, 13-14), Oct. 22, 1844 marked the opening of the Investigative Judgment when Jesus went in before the Father in the MHP to receive the Kingdom, but His kingdom isn’t ready for Him to actually take possession of at the COP until after all the prospective subjects are examined to see who have received the benefits of His sacrifice through the Holy Spirit, which is the antitypical Day of Atonement.

- The investigation begins with the dead who have professed to serve God, starting with Abel, and continues through all the dead, whose probations have already been closed, and then goes to the final generation who are still alive on the earth.

- GC 480, only the cases of those who by repentance and faith had accepted Christ’s sacrifice on their behalf and have sent their sins into the Sanctuary are considered in the Investigative Judgment.

- 1BC 1118.2, “We are nearing the day of God’s great final review, when the people of this world must stand before the Judge of all the earth to answer for their deeds. We are now in the time of investigation. Before the day of God’s review, every character will have been investigated, every case decided for eternity.” The “great final review” is after the COP.

- EW 52, “At the general conference of believers in the present truth, held at Sutton, Vermont, September, 1850, I was shown that the seven last plagues will be poured out after Jesus leaves the sanctuary. Said the angel, “It is the wrath of God and the Lamb that causes the destruction or death of the wicked.” 

- The 7LP is an “executive judgment” before the “final” executive judgment at the end of the 1000 years.

 

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3-16-18, Cottonwood #1

- Referring to the history of the “holy flesh” movement Jeff reviews the old conflicts over the “nature of Christ” from the 1980’s – 1990’s, and comments on the present shaking going on at FFA/SOTP over the “incarnation” as the very last shaking that happens, both in this Movement and Adventism in general, before probation begins closing on the world.

- Referring to a historical study paper by William Grotheer from 20+ years ago on the “holy flesh” movement of the 1890’s, Jeff points out that those who fall into it can go two directions, either that we can’t overcome sin at all in this life (as per Desmond Ford in the 80’s - 90’s), or that we will have a “Gethsemane experience” that will raise us above all sin just before Jesus comes.

- EGW says “old controversies will be revived”, and Jeff places them happening between 9/11 > MN (which is the COP for the “Priests”).

- One such “old controversy” that has been revived is this “new controversy” over the nature of Christ. Current antagonists bring up an “old controversy” over “the Baker Letter” which claims that Christ had a sinful human nature until His baptism, but after that was “adopted” by God, which is the old false doctrine of “adoptionism”.

- The “holy flesh” movement of the 1890’s had the same nearly Catholic  wrong ideas regarding the nature of Christ that are popping back up today.

- The word “Capernaum” means a “protected” or “covered” city/kingdom when Christ is “breathing” His Holy Spirit down on them during the blotting out of sin, and applies from 9/11 to the MC where Jn. 6:66 notes the exit of the “many”, or majority, who were “foolish virgins” having a wrong understanding of “Christ’s flesh”, and therefore refused to “eat His flesh & drink His blood” in Bible study.

- According to EGW, if a messenger “falls off the path” or has other defects of character it gives us no license to reject his message of truth; we are still responsible for the truth he brings anyway.

- The Reformlines are each one a “knock” when Jesus stands at the door of our hearts and knocks.

- The 1888 message was given to the “Laodicean” Church of that generation, and 1888 parallels 9/11 for us today, with all of the rejection, backbiting, evil surmising and character assassination that happened back then happening again now. The same thing happened in the Millerite time after the Great Disappointment. The two groups of “virgins” were manifested as to which group each one belonged to, and those who stayed faithful gained a positive assurance that they were in the right.

- 2SM 109.4, “After the great disappointment there were few who set themselves to seek the Word with all their heart. But some souls would not settle down in discouragement and deny that the Lord had led them. To these the truth was opened point by point, and entwined with their most hallowed recollections and sympathies. The searchers after truth felt that the identification of Christ with their nature and interest was complete. Truth was made to shine forth, beautiful in its simplicity, dignified with a power and invested with an assurance unknown before the disappointment. We could then proclaim the message in unity.”

- 2SM 110, “But among those who had not held fast their faith and experience, there was great confusion. Every conceivable opinion was presented as the message of truth; but the Lord’s voice was, ‘Believe them not; for I have not sent them.’”

- 2SM 110.2, “The prophetic declarations were to be repeated, and the truth essential for salvation was to be made known”, which for our time now at the end of Adventism, at MN/COP for the “Priests”, is the nature of Christ, “the doctrine of the incarnation” that was “invested with a soft radiance” (21MR 407.4) as was the Sabbath commandment at the beginning of Adventism.

- The end parallels the beginning, and both controversies over the Sabbath and the “mystery of God” in the Incarnation come within the timespan of the 7th Trumpet (Col. 1:27, Rev. 10:7) from Oct. 22, 1844 to MN/COP.

- When the divine symbol came down on 8-11-1840 at the beginning of a testing time, and then the “foundation” was shown in the “table” of the 1843 Chart, it paralleled when the divine symbol came down on 9/11, at the beginning of the time of the “test of 10”, and then the “foundation” was shown in the 2004 Ozone Prophecy School, and “10” years later at the “Habakkuk’s Tables” series in 2012. Both were summaries, or the showing of the “foundation” of our message.

- 2SM 110.3, ”The Lord will not lead minds now to set aside the truth that the Holy Spirit has moved upon His servants in the past to proclaim” (from 1989 to 9/11, and ever since 9/11).

- In 2012 the “Alpha of the Omega shaking of Joel” began, marked by the first real internal conflict within this Movement, and continuing on to the “Omega of the Omega” we are having today.

- SW April 4, 1905, par. 10, “Those who commune with God walk in the light of the Sun of Righteousness. They do not dishonor their Redeemer by corrupting their way before God. Heavenly light shines upon them. As they near the close of this earth’s history, their knowledge of Christ, and of the prophecies relating to him, greatly increases. They are of infinite worth in God’s sight; for they are in unity with his Son. To them the word of God is of surpassing beauty and loveliness. They see its importance. Truth is unfolded to them. The doctrine of the incarnation is invested with a soft radiance. They see that the Scripture is the key that unlocks all mysteries and solves all difficulties. Those who have been unwilling to receive the light and walk in the light will be unable to understand the mystery of godliness [nature of Christ & sanctification], but those who have not hesitated to take up the cross and follow Jesus, will see light in God’s light.”

Cottonwood.

 

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3-22-18, Thabo Mtetwa, 126

- On the prophetic line of the 2520 the “Alpha & Omega” is the beginning = end of a thing (742 & 1863), and it is marked on both ends by a 1) Civil War, 2) that is N vs S, 3) a Confederacy, 4) the prophecy is unsealed then sealed up.

- Second Witness is Dan. 5, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin which is weights in shekels that add up to 126, but in gerahs (1 shekel = 20 gerahs) they add up to 2520.

- 1888 + 126 = 2014. Both ends of this 126 show 1) Latter Rain, 2) Message rejected, 3) Rebellion, 4) Two classes, 5) it is like Korah, Dathan & Abiram (3MR 191). The root of their rebellion was jealousy of the appointed leaders, and the claim that all the congregation was as holy as the leaders after they had already shown that the congregation was not as holy has the leaders.

- In 2014 Ezra 7:9 was unsealed, which is our Latter Rain message, which helped us to understand the separate groups of “Priests”, “Levites” and “Nethinim”.

- For the Millerites Aug. 11, 1840 marked their “Early Rain” (parallel to 9/11 for the “Priests”), and their “Latter Rain” message began after April 19, 1844 and grew into the MC on Aug. 15, 1844 (parallel to 2014 for the “Priests”) just before the “harvest” on Oct. 22, 1844 (parallel to MN for the “Priests”).

- In 2014 the Book of Joel, no public evangelism, and the Day of the Lord were some of the issues, and the rebellion that happened then was compared to Korah, Dathan & Abiram at that time, a rebellion against the appointed leadership and order.

- Bible histories and prophetic sequences repeat, and when we overlay them in “Line-upon-Line” fashion we gain more light about our own time and the immediate future. Those who profess to not be able to understand that prophetic principle are being willfully blind.

- 2014 parallels 10-22-44 in that the Most Holy Place was opened on 10-22-44, and light on the MHP was opened up in the 2014 Campmeetings.

- After 10-22-44 Rev. 10 came into view and the work of measuring the temple and those who were in it. The parallel in 2014 was the study (measuring) of the temple which is the beginning of organization, and also measuring the worshipers in the separation of two classes that we began to see in a different prophetic message others began to share (in Wales).

- As there are two overlapping 2520 prophecies (723-1798 TOE/scattering, and 677-1844 judgment/gathering), so there are two overlapping 126 prophecies (1863-1989 TOE/scattering, and 1888-2014 judgment/gathering).

- The first 2520 divides into two 1260s that represent desolation from without (paganism), and then desolation from within (papalism).

- The first 126 divides into two 63s that represent the “scattering of the jewels” in Wm. Miller’s Dream.

- The first “63” from 1863-1926 (in a mirror-image) represents desolation from within first. James White rejects the two Charts; LR Conradi introduces the “new view” of “the daily”; JH Kellogg falls into pantheism; AF Ballenger rejects the sanctuary; WW Prescott in the 1919 Bible Conference rejects the SOP & prophetic gospel (also AG Daniells, GI Butler).

- The second “63” from 1926-1989 represents desolation from without. In 1926 the GC adopted the Ecumenical Working Policy #075 that no longer saw other denominations as “fallen Babylon” to call people out of, but rather as fellow Christian organizations leading people to Christ;  the Evangelical Conferences overseen by “FREDA” (Froom, Reed, Anderson) who had secret meetings with Evangelicals Walter Martin and Donald Barnhouse that led to the printing of the book “Questions on Doctrine” in 1957 which adopted fallen Protestant ideas of salvation theology; the BRF (Biblical Research Fellowship), adopted Protestant hermeneutics; the Accreditation crisis of the 1930’s where the world’s educational rules were imposed upon our medical and theological schools.

- As the “Pattern of Christ” shows a 30-year “preparation time” from 508-538 AD before the papacy could enforce its power, so there was a 7-year “preparation time” from 1919-1926  before the Evangelicals could start imposing their ideas upon Adventism. WW Prescott began the process at the 1919 Bible Conference by introducing his book, “The Doctrine of Christ” which rejected the prophetic gospel for the Evangelical “Jesus centered” gospel, and also other revised Bible versions not based on the Textus Receptus were accepted. (Also the last of the pioneers died in 1924.)

- The second 2520 began with the captivity of Manasseh in 677 BC which was the “breaking of the pride of their power” in their leadership, but the end in 1844 focuses on “gathering” and establishing a new covenant people, and a new leadership.

- The second 126 beginning in 1888 also marks the beginning of a “captivity” for Adventism and a “breaking of their power” in their rejection of SOP leadership (and God’s rejection of the SDA GC leadership in 1989, 9/11 and progressing at every Waymark), but the end in 2014 focuses on “gathering” and establishing a new covenant people, organization became a new “Present Truth”, and a new leadership of “Priests” is established.

 

 

3-21-18, Marco Barrios, Methodology, part 6

- Every new Reform Movement has had to reevaluate the principles of prophetic interpretation of the previous movement, and this Present Truth Movement is having to do that too.

- GC 521.2, “Whenever the study of the Scriptures is entered upon without a prayerful, humble, teachable spirit, the plainest and simplest as well as the most difficult passages will be wrested from their true meaning. The papal leaders select such portions of Scripture as best serve their purpose, interpret to suit themselves, and then present these to the people, while they deny them the privilege of studying the Bible and understanding its sacred truths for themselves. The whole Bible should be given to the people just as it reads. It would be better for them not to have Bible instruction at all than to have the teaching of the Scriptures thus grossly misrepresented.”

- The methodologies that were developed over history are mostly just reactions to the previous methodology that was in use.

- Jesus worked against the traditional interpretations of the Jews who themselves were influenced by the Greek Hellenistic (rationalistic) culture. The early Christian Church emphasized “spiritual” or Allegorical meanings. The Reformers swung back toward a more organized approach in the Historical-Grammatical and the Post Reformation Historical-Critical methods, which actually tended to foster infidelity. Even the very word “criticism” implies a negative approach to Scripture.

- Ed 227.4, “Even Bible study, as too often conducted in the schools, is robbing the world of the priceless treasure of the word of God. The work of “higher criticism,” in dissecting, conjecturing, reconstructing, is destroying faith in the Bible as a divine revelation; it is robbing God’s word of power to control, uplift, and inspire human lives.”

- Miller had to formulate his own rules for understanding the Bible clearly, and this Present Truth Movement is in a similar situation, except for not replacing Miller’s Rules but rather adding to them.

- Knowledge of the historical background of the Bible is ok, but at some point we often tend to begin putting our own ideas above what is written in the Bible & SOP.

- Class discusses the inerrancy of the KJV in connection with “rightly dividing the Word of God”, including the italicized words supplied by the KJV translators, including a few that we feel are not helpful to the text. The supplied word “sacrifice” did not belong to the text of Dan. 8:11-13, but that didn’t pose a problem for Wm. Miller’s belief that the Bible was inspired by God. Same with the placement of certain punctuation marks in English. The comma placement in Lk. 23:43 changes the whole meaning of Jesus’ words and has created a false doctrine about death throughout most of Christendom, though many other Bible texts make that matter clear.  The Bible is the union of Divinity with Humanity, so it does contain some human errors, but God’s Word is still consistent with itself within the Bible, and the Holy Spirit will still lead the honest Bible student into the Truth regardless of human mistakes in it.

- “The Lord will not remove from his people every occasion to doubt; but he will give sufficient light and evidence to encourage faith and confidence; and if they walk as Christ, the light of the world, leads the way, they will not step aside into the paths of doubt and unbelief.” {RH December 11, 1888, Art. C, par. 3}

- Even though Luther wanted to discard the previous methods of Bible study that were used, he ended up using some elements of them, and the same holds true for us. Every aspect of the previous methods of Bible study cannot safely be discarded, but we ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we decide which elements of the previous methods may still be helpful, and what new methods should be developed in our day.

- Our business is to carry on the work of the Reformation to its final and complete conclusion at the end of the world, so we should understand that our approach to Bible study will grow and develop as our light advances. The reformation introduced by AT Jones & EJ Waggoner was immature and was never allowed to complete itself.

- Even though we use some different principles in our prophetic studies in this Movement, there is no burden at this point to create some kind of a new theological name for our approach.

- In the controversy that began over the book of Joel, we read in Zephaniah that “towers” are not necessarily the literal Twin Towers that fell on 9/11, but is a symbolic reference to all of the churches in the world, so we learned to apply the “figurative” meaning of the words of the prophecy, and that there is a right way and a wrong way to use the “proof text method”.

- Suggestion is made that there needs to be a book produced that explains our growing understandings of prophetic interpretation.

- “Some look to us gravely and say, “Don’t you think there might have been some mistake in the copyist or in the translators?” This is all probable, and the mind that is so narrow that it will hesitate and stumble over this possibility or probability would be just as ready to stumble over the mysteries of the Inspired Word, because their feeble minds cannot see through the purposes of God. Yes, they would just as easily stumble over plain facts that the common mind will accept, and discern the Divine, and to which God’s utterance is plain and beautiful, full of marrow and fatness. All the mistakes will not cause trouble to one soul, or cause any feet to stumble, that would not manufacture difficulties from the plainest revealed truth. {1SM 16.2}

- “Brethren, let not a mind or hand be engaged in criticizing the Bible. It is a work that Satan delights to have any of you do, but it is not a work the Lord has pointed out for you to do.” {1SM 17.4}

 

 

3-20-18, Marco Barrios, Methodology, part 5

- Luther developed his historical-grammatical method by first emphasizing the primacy of Scripture (rather than Church traditions) and then separated Literal & Spiritual, and then Spiritual was further separated into Allegorical (symbolic), Tropological (moral), and Analogical (heavenly focused).

- Luther emphasized the Literal over the Spiritual, and also the original Hebrew & Greek.

- Class discusses the value of Hebrew & Greek Interlinear Bibles, and Concordance study. Suggestion is made that God led in the translation of the King James Version so therefore it is dependable as it is.

- Focusing on the language of the Bible “Criticism” is divided into “Lower or Textual” criticism (concerned with manuscripts and accuracy of wording in the original texts), and “Higher” criticism that is concerned with who wrote what parts, what his circumstances were, why it was written, what ideas the author was trying to get across to his hearers/readers.

- Most of the work of gathering together various writings and texts, and comparing all of the large scrolls and tiny fragments has already be done hundreds of years ago, and the best wordings were available to the scholars who translated the King James Version.

- Often scholars who get into doing “Higher Criticism” bring themselves to the point to where they reject the whole idea of predictive prophecy, and any possibility of Supernatural origin, and actually become infidels concerning the faith.

- BEcho February 1, 1897, par. 9, “Satan had the highest education that could be obtained. This education he received under the greatest of all teachers. When men talk of higher criticism; when they pass their judgment upon the word of God, call their attention to the fact that they have forgotten who was the first and wisest critic. He has had thousands of years of practical experience. He it is who teaches the so-called higher critics of the world today. God will punish all those who, as higher critics, exalt themselves, and criticise God’s Holy word.”

- Referring to Samuel Korentang Pipim’s book, “Receiving the Word”, Pipim favors the “Historical-Grammatical” approach over the “Historical-Critical” approach, but also condemns what he calls the “Proof-Text” method that is allegedly favored by Reformers today. The various definitions suggest the main approach is to take a single isolated passage out of its immediate context to prove a preconceived point. 

- However, that is not the way we in this Present Truth Movement use “Proof-texting”. The right way to use “Proof-texts” is to keep the historical context in focus and to not take the text out of its original meaning. Therefore we use “proof-texts” but not the “Proof-Text Method”.

- The Millerites used “proof-texts” but not the “Proof-Text Method”.

- GC 521 (EGW spoke against the “Proof-Text Method). “In order to sustain erroneous doctrines or unchristian practices, some will seize upon passages of Scripture separated from the context, perhaps quoting half of a single verse as proving their point, when the remaining portion would show the meaning to be quite the opposite. With the cunning of the serpent they entrench themselves behind disconnected utterances construed to suit their carnal desires. Thus do many willfully pervert the word of God. Others, who have an active imagination, seize upon the figures and symbols of Holy Writ, interpret them to suit their fancy, with little regard to the testimony of Scripture as its own interpreter, and then they present their vagaries as the teachings of the Bible.”

- TM 112.2 , “The light that Daniel received from God was given especially for these last days. The visions he saw by the banks of the Ulai and the Hiddekel, the great rivers of Shinar, are now in process of fulfillment, and all the events foretold will soon come to pass. Consider the circumstances of the Jewish nation when the prophecies of Daniel were given. {TM 113}.

- To consider the circumstances is not the “Proof-Text Method”.

- RH March 21, 1907, par. 3, “Daniel was familiar with the circumstances connected with Jeremiah’s testimonies given very soon after the beginning of the Babylonian captivity.”

- Wm. Miller used “proof-texts” but not the “Proof-Text Method”, rather he developed his own 14 Rules for prophetic interpretation; and indeed, this Movement has done the same in developing the “Line-upon-Line” approach to interpreting Bible prophecy.

 

 

 

3-19-18, Marco Barrios, Methodology, part 4

- Brief review of how wrong education affects our ability to understand and apply prophecy. Moses had it wrong at first, and in Jesus’ time the disciples were influenced both by Hellenism (and Jewish spiritualism) which colored their understanding of prophecy.

- Hellenism died out as Christianity developed, but Greek literalism continued on and strongly influenced Bible interpretation (not that it was all bad, because it helped organize ideas about Bible interpretation), until a backlash approach arose called the allegorical method (which was completely disorganized and speculative, promoted by Origen and Augustine, and which also included some Jewish spiritualism [Kabbalism/numerology/mysticism]), which then was held for 1000 years.

- The allegorical method was divided into 4 categories (“Quadriga”), with sub-categories. The Quadriga were 1) Literal, 2) Spiritual, containing a) Allegorical/Typological, b) Moral/Tropological, c) Anagogical (eschatology, last-day events).

- We also recognize symbolic and typical language in the Bible but with Miller’s Rules we have more guidance as to how to interpret symbolic passages.

- After the death of Augustine, the Bishop of Rome claimed that only the Church could interpret the Bible and understand its true meaning, and Rome also used the Latin Vulgate Bible and the Apocrypha.

- In the time of the Reformation and post-Reformation periods (Luther, Knox, Calvin, Zwingli, etc.), the invention of the historical-critical method and historical-grammatical methods were primarily in response to the random interpretations of allegoricalism, the use of the Vulgate and Apocrypha, and the claims of papal authority.

- It is necessary that at the beginning of a Reformline that the Reformer has to change the normal methodology of the time.

- The rise of Protestantism would have been impossible without this change in hermeneutics (principles of Bible interpretation).

- Luther asserted that Scripture could only have one meaning, the original one, and that that one meaning could be understood from the Scripture itself, and that Scripture itself was inerrant.

- Unfortunately Adventism has been afflicted by such men as GI Butler who thought some parts of the Bible were not inspired.

- Luther rejected the Apocrypha, and the Vulgate, and asserted that only the original Hebrew & Greek manuscript languages were the “inspired” ones.

 

 

 

 

3-18-18, Marco Barrios, Methodology, part 3

- Joel 1 describes 4 progressive destructions of correct doctrine, but they are restored by the Reformlines.

- Moses had a wrong understanding of the “gospel” for his time because of his wrong education, and Jesus’ disciples also had a wrong understanding of the gospel for their time because of their wrong education under the influence of Greek Hellenism.

- Hellenism roughly affected ancient Judah, beginning with the upper classes, from the time of Alexander the Great in 330 BC to about 34 AD and the rise of Christianity. The darkness was replaced by the light.

- Ptolemy II of Egypt at about 150 BC commissioned the translation of the Hebrew OT into Greek, known as the Septuagint (or “the seventy”, or LXX) but there were some translation problems.

- AA 474, “The warnings of the word of God regarding the perils surrounding the Christian church belong to us today. As in the days of the apostles men tried by tradition and philosophy to destroy faith in the Scriptures, so today, by the pleasing sentiments of higher criticism, evolution, spiritualism, theosophy, and pantheism, the enemy of righteousness is seeking to lead souls into forbidden paths. To many the Bible is as a lamp without oil, because they have turned their minds into channels of speculative belief that bring misunderstanding and confusion. The work of higher criticism, in dissecting, conjecturing, reconstructing, is destroying faith in the Bible as a divine revelation. It is robbing God’s word of power to control, uplift, and inspire human lives. By spiritualism, multitudes are taught to believe that desire is the highest law, that license is liberty, and that man is accountable only to himself.”

- Besides the traditions and philosophy of Hellenism the Jews had their own traditions too; the “written” Torah (Pentateuch & Tanach), and the “oral” Torah (Talmud & Mishnah comments that were written down after 70 AD, which are further divided into the “Jerusalem” & “Babylonian” Talmud, and the Gemarah which are comments on the Mishnah, over 6000 pages, all regarded as divinely inspired). Noted that it is like a counterfeit SOP to the Jews. However the Karaite Jews stick only with the written Torah, rejecting the idea that the oral traditions could be perfectly transmitted and copied for thousands of years.

- Class discusses the nature of inspiration a bit. Jesus did not accept the oral traditions of the Jews as inspired.

 

3-15-18, Marco Barrios, Methodology, part 2

- Marco gives a report of his travels in Brazil & S. America.

- When the characters portrayed in Isa. 7 are considered from the “internal” and “external” viewpoints the information may appear conflicting or even contradictory.

- We mark 1863, and the 1863 chart, as the beginning of the desolation of Adventism when the foundations were rejected in the rejection of the 2520 prophecy (which was the first prophecy Wm. Miller discovered, the first “link” in the “chain of truth” that was given to him, and encompasses all other time prophecies within it) and Adventism began to step off of their prophetic platform and lose their perspective on Bible prophecy as a whole, parallel to the "Omega" group who have also stepped off of the platform and rejected the prophetic "Lines" and therefore also lose their perspective on Bible prophecy as a whole..

- There was a lack of faith in the Spirit of Prophecy before 1863.

- 1T 119, fewer visions because those who profess to believe them are not acting on them.

- 1T 234-236, some parts of EGW writings rejected as uninspired.

- No open visions after 1884, specifically because of unbelief in them.

- Organization became another sticky issue in 1863 because the Whites were accused of profiteering off of the church’s printing operations, and there was also fear the Civil War would begin drafting SDA young men, which connects in a chiasm to the civil war Ahaz was afraid of in 742 BC. In both cases the leaders resorted to the arm of flesh rather than trust in God. But in WWI the non-combatant status of SDAs was of no value. Class notes the parallel between the White’s losing two sons with the curse on whoever rebuilds Jericho.

- In 1883 & 1884 Uriah Smith & G.I. Butler wrote articles expressing doubt re. the inspiration of EGW and even some parts of the Bible itself, and Adventism continued to decline spiritually.

- Class reviews part of the previous class, how Moses was unprepared to receive instruction from God of how to deliver Israel because of his previous Egyptian education, and how he had to learn to show reverence at the burning bush before God could give him any instructions.

- EV 55.4, “The great Teacher proclaimed the truth to humanity, many of whom could not be educated in the schools of the rabbis, neither in Greek philosophy. Jesus uttered truth in a plain, direct manner, giving vital force and impressiveness to all His utterances. Had He raised His voice to an unnatural key, as is customary with many preachers in this day, the pathos and melody of the human voice would have been lost, and much of the force of the truth destroyed....”

- Jesus did not use Greek rhetoric or speaking techniques popular in His day, and still popular in EGW’s day, and even today. Much of the Hellenistic Greek culture remains with us yet today.

 

3-14-18, Marco Barrios, Methodology, part 1

- Modern biblical scholars today rely on two (both wrong) approaches to prophetic interpretation; the Historical Critical Method, and the Historical Grammatical Method.

- Joel 1 in 2013 was the beginning of controversy over different styles of prophetic interpretation in this Movement.

- A few years ago in Germany some SDA GC theologians met with Jeff to discuss his teachings, and they observed that his presentations were logical and consistent within the methodology he used. However, they could not accept his conclusions because he did not use their methodology.

- Class reviews part of a previous class about the inroads of skepticism and unbelief in the inspiration of the Bible & EGW in the 1880’s, and how that parallels the unbelief of Ahaz in Isa. 7:12 at the beginning of the 2520 which further parallels the unbelief of JW in 1863 at the end of the 2520.

- Class tries to find parallels to Israel, Syria & Judah at the beginning of the 2520 and at its end. There was a civil war going on at both ends of the chiasm

- Class considers the names of the players in this story:

Rezin: H7521; delight (in himself.

Pekah, H6491; watch; be aware, symbolizing the SDA GC formed in 1863.

Remaliah, H3050 (perhaps meaning to deck); Jah has bedecked.

Jotham, H8535; Jehovah (is) perfect.

Ahaz, H270, A primitive root; to seize.

- The first Waymark on every Reformline is “Darkness”, then comes the “Increase of Knowledge” or “education”. Prophetic study during the TOE puts the student’s mental “feet” on “holy ground”.

- CE 89.2, “Ponder well the path of your feet; for you are standing on holy ground, and the angels of God are about you. It is right that you should feel that you must climb to the highest round of the educational ladder. Philosophy and history are important studies; but your sacrifice of time and money will avail nothing, if you do not use your attainments for the honor of God and the good of humanity.”

- CE 92.2, You are on “holy ground” when you open the Bible.

- CIHS 29, “Moses at the burning bush was directed to put off his sandals, for the ground whereon he stood was holy. So the priests were not to enter the sanctuary with shoes upon their feet. Particles of dust cleaving to them would desecrate the holy place. They were to leave their shoes in the court before entering the sanctuary, and also to wash both their hands and their feet before ministering in the tabernacle or at the altar of burnt offering. Thus was constantly taught the lesson that all defilement must be put away from those who would approach into the presence of God.”

- Ex. 3:5, “And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.”

- Moses could not understand God’s Word until he first understood that he was on “holy ground”.

- 9T 48.2, “Let us be shod with the gospel shoes, ready to march at a moment’s notice. Every hour, every minute, is precious. We have no time to spend in self-gratification. All around us there are souls perishing in sin. Every day there is something to do for our Lord and Master. Every day we are to point souls to the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world.”

- Moses wrongly interpreted prophecy and thought he was to deliver Israel by force. He came to wrong conclusions therefore he promoted a wrong “gospel”.

- PP 247.3, “In slaying the Egyptian, Moses had fallen into the same error so often committed by his fathers, of taking into their own hands the work that God had promised to do. It was not God’s will to deliver His people by warfare, as Moses thought, but by His own mighty power, that the glory might be ascribed to Him alone. Yet even this rash act was overruled by God to accomplish His purposes. Moses was not prepared for his great work. He had yet to learn the same lesson of faith that Abraham and Jacob had been taught—not to rely upon human strength or wisdom, but upon the power of God for the fulfillment of His promises. And there were other lessons that, amid the solitude of the mountains, Moses was to receive. In the school of self-denial and hardship he was to learn patience, to temper his passions. Before he could govern wisely, he must be trained to obey. His own heart must be fully in harmony with God before he could teach the knowledge of His will to Israel. By his own experience he must be prepared to exercise a fatherly care over all who needed his help.”

 

3-13-18, Summary

- The study of the Reformlines will bring the power of God to those who receive them.

- Crisis turning points; when there was a crisis in the church and nation in the US Civil War the light for that time was given (1863 Health Reform vision). Often the light was given at some time before and then “sealed up”.

- A principle is “prophecy is sealed up when a Church begins”. Daniel was sealed up in his time when the Jews were about to return from Babylon, but it was unsealed to John the Baptist & Christ (review of Dan. 9:24-27). Then when the “Christian Church” began the prophecy was “sealed up” again. Then much later when the Millerite movement began Daniel was unsealed again, and then the prophecy was “sealed up” again in 1863 when the official “SDA Church” began and the 2520 was rejected, and “Miller’s jewels” began to be buried up again, so that it could be unsealed again in 1989.

- Many “signs” apply and begin at 2014; Isaiah’s two sons, the virgin birth, Hezekiah’s sundial going backward, 15 years more life, the Jubilee, the battle on the “walls” of Jerusalem, “Shebna & Eliakim” separated.; one is cast out (Laodicea), and the other replaces him (Philadelphia,  Isa. 22:22) for faithfulness in the PBM crisis, and both names are inscribed on artifacts in the British Museum.  

- Isa. 7:8-9, Isaiah’s prophecy  to Hezekiah re. the “flood” of Assyrians coming up to the “neck” but not taking the “head” shows a principle that a king symbolizes his capital city and a capital city symbolizes the nation, and therefore Russia after the breakup of the USSR was still a prophetic player in end-time events.

- “Shebna” & “Eliakim”; one is cast out (Laodicea), and the other replaces him (Philadelphia, Rev. 3:7,  Isa. 22:22, Oct. 22, 1844) for faithfulness in the PBM crisis, and both names are inscribed on artifacts in the British Museum. 

- According to Joseph Bates, “Philadelphia/Ephesus”, as the “wise Priests”, give the “Laodicean message” to “Laodicea”, as the “foolish Priests” of this Movement (internal), and also to “Sardis” as the SDA GC churches (external).

- The Laodicean message was given in 1888 (when EGW said the Angel of Rev. 18 came down), and it is being given again now since 9/11 when the 3 Angels plus the 4th Angel of Rev. 18 has come down again, all of them with the “little book” of Daniel open for us to “eat”.

- Zech. 1:16, “Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it (and also the “synagogue of Satan” by Ahaz), saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.  17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem” (at the Millerite MC [1d5m, Aug. 15, 1844] which parallels our MC when the “Church Triumphant” will be “lifted up as an ensign” for all nations).

- At the MC, when the first SL arrives in the USA and is accepted by the SDA GC, parallel to crucifying Christ, it will mean the destruction of “SDA GC Jerusalem”, while the “Church Triumphant Jerusalem” will be “lifted up as an ensign” to the world.

- Zech. 2:6 “Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north” is calling SDA’s out of “Laodicea”, not “Babylon” as some claim. They are very different conditions. To be part of Babylon you have to accept Rome’s “two pillars” (Sunday sacredness and the natural immortality of the soul).

- Before Adventism can accept “Rome’s Two Pillars” at the SL/MC there must already have been a “falling away first” (Pergamos) and acceptance of a “strong delusion” (2 Thess. 2:3-11) which has to be some form of spiritualism or “Spiritual Formation”, and then they will be part of Babylon, but not before those conditions are met, and spiritualism comes before the SL.

- However, right now SDA’s need to come out of their spiritual “Laodicean condition” and rejoin with their former Millerite “Philadelphian condition” again.

- Ahaz represents those who rejoice in confederations of human strength in opposition to those who rejoice in the combination of divinity with humanity.

- 9/11 marks “David” at his second anointing at Hebron (means “Association”), and Isa. 7-12 is a warning against all such associations from 9/11 to MN, then after “7 and 7.5” years at his third anointing “David” rules from “Jerusalem” at the MC. 

- 2 Jn. 1:7 “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” Catholicism makes itself the “antichrist” on their foundational understanding of Christ in the Catholic Trinity, which many SDAs accept; that Christ had the flesh of Adam before his fall, and therefore there is no need for us to strive to overcome sin in our own lives (or for those who used to be in this Movement, no need to control our “lower nature”). EGW characterizes it as the doctrine of the incarnation.  

- The fact that this kind of shaking is going on right now in this Movement shows the “strong delusion” is already under way and something having to do with a Sunday Law will happen at MN.

 

3-12-18, Isa. 22

- Review. Isa. 7-12 is for the “Priests” from 9/11 – MN. v. 3 = 9/11 which marks the beginning of our “Early Rain”, then Isaiah meets Ahaz at the “upper pool” = Latter Rain Message (at 2014 Habakkuk’s Two Tables), of the “fuller’s field” which connects to Mal. 3:2 “fuller’s sope” = cleansing of the “Priests” as sons of Levi.

- The 3 Judean kings (Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh) illustrate the “everlasting gospel” that produces two classes of worshipers.

- We place the PBM between 2014 & MN, and mark the “signs” of Isaiah’s sons & the virgin birth at 2014.

- Isa. 37:30 refers to the Jubilee (also Pentecost because of the 50th year, Lev. 25), but God’s zeal for His name’s sake will guarantee a remnant (the “outcasts”) shall return no matter the scale of the “temple cleansing” destruction that will be repeated at MN and then “lifted up as an ensign” for the world.

- Isa. 11:11-13, the remnant will be from all different areas yet be unified on the message of Dan. 11:40-45 to give at the MC.

- v. 14 “the children of Ammon” is not the “chief” as in Dan. 11:41. The “chief” are the “firstfruits” of the Nethinim in the USA, but these are the rest of the Nethinim of the world.

- v. 15 “And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea” (“Egypt” = atheistic/pagan world), “sea” = nations (Rev. 17:15), “tongue” = the speaking of a nation through its laws, all of which God will destroy. v. 16 the final deliverance of God’s people.

- Isa. 12 “In that day” (the PBM for the “Priests”) then the message that God’s people will give.

- Back to Isa. 7-8 & 2 Ki. 18-21; the 3 kings can also represent the 3 Angels’ Messages, and in the story of Hezekiah there are “3 men” on the “wall” = law (and the “2 walls” [for the “Levites”] are marriage at the MC & Sabbath at the SL) that hear the “blasphemy of Assyria” (Rome at the SL who breaks down the “walls”); but for the “Priests” the “2 walls” are the PBM & MN, and for the “Nethinim” the “2 walls” are the SL (then the Loud Cry) & COP.

- Isa. 22:1, the leadership is gone, abdicated their posts of duty, and the people are having fun with feel-good spiritualistic worship styles.

- v. 3, the leaders are “bound” (rendered useless), by the “archers” (Islam) at 9/11. 3 kings were killed by the “archers” (Saul, Ahab, Josiah) after they disguised themselves.

- v. 4, “Sighing and crying” (Eze. 9:4)  for the abominations done in Jerusalem, but at 9/11 the “Comforter” begins to be “sprinkled” on His people. “Spoiling” = Church appears to fall.

- v. 5, “breaking down the walls” of marriage at the PBM and of Sabbath at MN (SL) in connection with Isa. 7 where the Rabshakeh blasphemes God to those upon the wall.

- (v. 6, And Elam [“wall”] bare the quiver [“archers” = Islam] with [war] chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir [“fortress”] uncovered the shield.)

- v. 7, “horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate” = “church”.

- v. 8-11, “Ye made also a “ditch” [meaning unclear] between the “two walls = laws”, for the water of the old pool” (v. 9 “lower pool” = false latter rain, in opposition to the “upper pool” = true Latter Rain [Isa. 7:3]); fortifying and putting confidence in “Jerusalem” (the SDA GC), “but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.”

- The context is they are making human plans for defense instead of looking to God for help.

- v. 12, “And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth” = Day of Atonement imagery. BUT instead of repentance God gets ….

- v. 13, “And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink (emotional religious experiences, “celebration worship”), for tomorrow we shall die.”

- v. 14, “Surely this iniquity shall not be purged (no atonement for the false religious experience) from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.”

- v. 15-19, Eliakim & Shebna (wise & foolish “Priests”). Shebna = treasurer = Judas. Tobiah was cast out of the “treasury” Shebna, as Sardis and Laodicea, represents a covenant people who in a position of authority, but is finally “spewed out” and replaced by Eliakim.

- v. 20-24, Eliakim (“God establishes”) receives Shebna’s government and more. Ezra. 7:9 marks the 1d5m at the PBM (Church Triumphant) where Ezra arrived at “Jerusalem” and a new leadership and government is established. 

- v. 22 (Isa. 22:22), “he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open” = Oct. 22, 1844 in Rev. 3 (Philadelphia), but it is the COP for the “Priests” at MN.

- The PBM is where the Church Triumphant is “lifted up as an ensign”.

- v. 23, “he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.” Glory = character of the “Priests” at MN, which is the last message for the world.

- In order to have the “glory = character” of Christ we have to understand the nature of Christ, and our own “internal temple”, that our “higher nature” must rule over and control our “lower nature”. If victory over self is our goal in life then we will have it because we work to get what we want; but if our “goal” is to wait for some time in the future for a magical cleansing of our character from sin, it will be too late. 

- The doctrine of the “incarnation” is the focus of this very final shaking within this Present Truth Movement, and any teaching that opposes this truth is under the overall umbrella of the “Omega”.

 

3-11-18, Jeff, Ahaz & Hezekiah, part 2

- Tyler reviews the prophetic points from the previous class and draws conclusions.

- PK 432.2 (on 2 Ki. 20), EGW lines up Hezekiah with Moses, Gideon & Elisha.

- Both of the stories in Isa. 7 & 2 Ki. 16-20 end at MN with Manasseh’s captivity in Babylon & conversion.

- Jeff; when we discovered Hiram Edson’s articles on the USA as the “Glorious Land”, which also included his study on the 2520, we were led to study Isa. 7 & 8 ‘way back then in 2005, and even Wm. Miller referred to Dan. 4-5 for his second witness to the 2520.

- Isa. 7 & 2 Ki. 16-20 apply for us today from 9/11 to MN. It is a “sealing time”, and shows the “everlasting gospel” in two classes of worshipers (Ahaz & Hezekiah). And an additional point is that whenever a prophet becomes part of the vision or story himself (Isa. 8:18, he and his children are “signs”) he then typifies God’s people at the end of the world.

- Over time we began to see that different Bible characters (opposing characters) represented the two 2520 time prophecies, ie. Belshazzar represented a kingdom at the end of a 2520 that was destroyed (Babylon in 539 BC, Israel in 742 BC, and Papal Rome in 1798 AD); while Nebuchadnezzar represented a kingdom at the end of a 2520 that was destroyed but later restored (Judah was “destroyed” in Manasseh in 677 BC but was later restored as “modern Israel/Judah” [Adventism] in 1844, and Nebuchadnezzar was restored in 562 BC).

- Another “2x 2520” parallel are Jacob’s two wives, Leah (10 Tribes) & Rachel (2 tribes).

- Isaiah’s two sons illustrate the “everlasting gospel”; Shearjashub = “a remnant shall return” = restoration = 2520 from 677 – 1844; and Mahershalalhashbaz = “haste to the prey & spoils of war” = destruction = 2520 from 723 – 1798.

- Again, at the end of a 2520 we see the “everlasting gospel” in the Millerite time as “Two Temple Cleansings” (Mal. 3) from 1840 – 1844 that parallel our time from 9/11 – MN (for the “Priests”).

- Other “signs” are Isa. 7 the “virgin birth”, 2 Ki. 20:11 the sundial going back “10” degrees, and (2 Ki. 19:29 & Isa. 37:30) the “sign” of the Jubilee (Lev. 25, the 2520-day cycles of rest).

- Another “sign” is Shearjashub = “a remnant shall return” who connects with Isa. 6:11-13 “How long?” =  after the 2520 and the SL, then Shearjashub = “a remnant shall return”.

- Isa. 6:3 “the whole earth is full of His glory” = Rev. 18:1-3 “earth is lightened with the glory of the Lord” = 9/11 (LS 411.5).

- Isa. 6:9-10 has been fulfilled for many years already in Adventism, and now today has been so among people in this very Present Truth Movement: “And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10  Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.”

- People are leaving this Movement claiming “the Bible and Bible only”, only to join up with other people that they have clear doctrinal disagreements with. “Can two walk together unless they be agreed?” A supernatural blindness has settled in on those people.

- But v. 13, Shearjashub = “a remnant shall return”, and they will have the “holy seed” in them.

- There are elements of Isa. 7-12, 2 Ki. 19-20, Isa. 37-38 that have not been studied yet.

- Epilogue: Isa. 22, a “burden” = a vision of the siege of Jerusalem, and the fates of Shebna (Isa. 36:11, the “Laodicean/Sardis”) and Eliakim (“Philadelphia” [Isa.22:22 = Rev. 3:7 “he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.”], the beginning of the “Church Triumphant”) in particular during the reign of Hezekiah (from 9/11 – MN).

- Isa. 22:1, “house tops” = Sun worship in particular & spiritualism in general (Zeph. 1:5), strong delusion, “joyous city” of Laodicea/Jerusalem/SDA GC, “bound” (in bundles) by the “archers”(21:17) of 9/11 (Islam in prophecy) because they (SDA GC) have refused the sign/message of 9/11 during the reign of Hezekiah (from 9/11 – MN). v. 5, it is “a day of trouble”, etc. (Isa. 37:3).

 

3-08-18, Tyler, Ahaz & Hezekiah, part 1

- Isa. 7 describes for Ahaz the two starting points for the 2520, and Isa. 8 symbolically describes the two “waters” which is the pool of Siloam (“Peace”), and the “Euphrates” (Assyria, with its capital city of Babylon), which will “overflow” much later in the time of Hezekiah (Isa. 36) “even to the neck”, but sparing Jerusalem the “head”.

- Ahaz and Hezekiah can be placed one over the other in “Line upon Line” fashion because they both were invaded by “Babylon”, but they responded differently. Other relatives who had the same experiences are Abraham & Isaac (both lied about their wives), and Nebuchadnezzar & Belshazzar (2520).

- 2 Ki. 16, Ahaz relies on the arm of flesh (made a confederacy with Assyria) to save him from Syria instead of trusting in the prophecy of deliverance in Isa. 7, and then later Israel gets invaded by Assyria (a type of Babylon/Rome). In the process he copies a (defeated) pagan idol for himself and puts it in God’s temple (Image of the Beast).

- A similar circumstance happens in Dan. 11:11-12, 14 & 23 when the Jews appeal to Rome for protection from Syria, and then later get invaded by Rome and have to deal with an “Image of the Beast”.

- The same scenario will happen when the SDA GC will appeal to the US Gov’t for protection (from Russia), which is an evil confederation, and then later get taken over by the US Gov’t, another “Image of the Beast” test.

- Isa. 7, “conduit of the upper pool” = Latter Rain, beginning in 2014 on our Line, and Isaiah is a “Priest” and Ahaz & Hezekiah represent the foolish & wise “Levites” of Adventism. Also in Dan. 4-5 Daniel is a “Priest” and Nebuchadnezzar & Belshazzar represent the foolish & wise “Levites”.

- The role of “Priest” at this time is no longer that of a “captive” or “outcast” but the “Priest” is the “problem-solver” for the “Levites” because he knows what is going on and what to do about it.

- 2 Ki. 20:18, Isaiah as a “Priest” gives the message to “Hezekiah” (as SDA Levites at 2014) to “set your house in order because you are going to die”. The “boil” is symbolic of the fatal “leprosy of sin”.

- (Hezekiah was “25” when he began to reign, same as the Levites when they begin their service.)

- Isaiah, as the 1st Angel’s message, convicts of “sin” by holding up the Law, which Paul says only kills, and Hezekiah “turns” (in repentance) to face the “wall” which is also the “Law”. EGW had a dream (2T 594) where the travelers had to press closely to a plaster-covered “wall = law” (PP 500.2) to be safe. (And they were supported by a “cord”, most likely “green” in color [EW 81].)

- God hears Hezekiah’s prayer & tears and turns the “Priest” back to him with further instructions to recover (spiritual) health.

- 2 Ki. 20 = “220” = restoration chapter, and his healing begins in v. “7”, he will go up to the Temple in “3 days”, and he is given “15” years more life & “figs” for healing, which is also a symbol of “restoration” (and evil Manasseh was born 2 years later).

- Ahaz & Hezekiah are both given a choice of “signs” (in 2014) that are fulfilled at the PBM.

- Ahaz refuses to choose but is given 2 signs, a 65 year prophecy (re. the start of the 2520), and the virgin birth, which both point to Manasseh, who started a 2520 in 677 BC, being captured by Assyria (KofN/Babylon).

- Babylon sees the sign of Hezekiah (at the PBM = MC for the “Priests”) and come to ask questions (inquiry at the MC), which for Jesus showed Him that the Cross/SL was near.

- Hezekiah/”Levites” is given a PBM/MC message re. a soon invasion by Babylon at the SL.

- The restoration of Hezekiah (Levites) by Isaiah (Priest) with “figs” parallels the resurrection of Lazarus (Levites) by Jesus (Priest) at the MC/PBM at Bethany (house of dates, like figs), who was dead for “4 days” = “4 Generations” and lived “15” more years, and Lazarus was “15” furlongs from Jerusalem.

 

3-07-18, Question & Answer

- In the Millerite Line: 1d1m = 4-19-44 = Protestants out, 5d4m = 7-21-44 = MN, 1d5m = 8-15-44 = MC, then 10d7m = 10-22-44 = SL.

- In Adventism’s Line: 1d1m = 9/11, 5d4m = MN, 1d5m = MC, 10d7m = SL.

- In the “Priests” fractal Line: 9/11, 2014 (mn), PBM, MN = 10d7m (Raphia).

- It is important to name the Waymarks with standardized words so as to not cause confusion.

- We also see that there are some differences in the terms we must use to describe the “wheat & tares” and “Laodicea & Philadelphia” because they describe slightly different situations.

- Jeff relates a story to illustrate his belief that all the cults in recent history have been planned by Satan in order to cast FFA/SOTP in the very worst light when the time comes. Janet Reno as Clinton’s Attorney General in 1994 allegedly highlighted the signs of a cult as; homeschooling, Bible study, giving money to Christian organizations, belief in the Second Coming of Jesus, laying up survival foods, distrust of government and keeping guns. Some who have become disaffected with FFA/SOTP are now calling us a “cult”, and Jeff expects this false accusation to be carried right into the Courts of the land.

- A primary accusation is that the “cult leader” does not allow people to think for themselves (EGW said “kingly power”), which connects to the current controversy over spiritual authority and organization.

- Apparently someone from the SDA GC called Reno to complain about David Koresh’s cult in Waco, Tx and, contrary to many Constitutional laws, Reno sent military tanks to burn the place down with everyone inside it, killing nearly 80 people. (Lots of bad PR re. how the US Gov’t deals with “cults”.)

- In answer to a question when the Latter Rain begins (back to the Waymarks); the Millerite Latter Rain began at the MC, but SS Snow had the LR message back at the 5d4m MN Waymark. Therefore for the “Priests” the LR should begin at the PBM before the 10d7m (5d4m Millerite time), but “SS Snow” already had the LR message two Waymarks before 10d7m (which are the PBM & “mn”/2014), so for the “Priests” that would be 2014 when the LR message began, after the Habakkuk’s Two Tables series.

- After His resurrection Jesus came back down (at 9/11 for us) and “breathed” a “few drops” of His Latter Rain Spirit on His disciples (Eze. 37:9-11), and told them to “tarry” in Jerusalem, so we are in our “tarrying time” also since 9/11, and the 50 days before Pentecost indicate the Latter Rain progressively increases, as we believe it is doing now ever since 9/11 but moreso since 2014, and also the last 10 days before Pentecost show a special time of brotherly prayer, unity and mutual bonding.

- Class discusses the “swelling” of the Loud Cry (EW 277).

- Question: If the Latter Rain began in 2014, then what was the counterfeit that came before 2014? (In the story of Elijah the priests of Baal go first.)

- At 9/11 (Step #1, Image of Jealousy in Eze. 8), we “entered into a covenant” with God and began the tests, and the first test was to “eat the little book” and learn the “old paths”, Millerite events and the  Charts/foundations.

- Question: If someone comes to believe in 9/11 as a prophetic event, when do they become “Priests”? Or are they “Levites” now? The question seems to be growing among the separate groups within this Movement.

- At 9/11 we say it was the beginning of the “plowing” for the “Levites” but the “Priests” were “plowed” from 1989 to 9/11. Jeff suggests the Lines need to develop more on that subject for clearer light.

- Those who accept 9/11 and also accept the “old paths” become “prophets” in Step #2, but if they refuse to walk in the “old paths” they go into Spiritualism (Eze. 8, “secret chambers”) and become “false prophets” and “counterfeit priests”, and begin developing a false latter rain message that they perfect as time goes on and becomes the “strong delusion” of 2 Thess. 2:11.

- Question: Every Waymark has some sort of “disappointment”, so what is our future disappointment at MN? Jeff: Don’t know yet but it is about misunderstanding some piece of information. (It could be anything, we have “tons” of unresolved questions.)

- In grappling with unresolved questions, Jeff’s approach is to try to find a “beginning and end” of a story. With Isaiah, Ahaz & Hezekiah the “first & last” appears to be references to the “upper pool” and “fuller’s field” in Isa. 7-8 and  2 Ki. 18:17. When the two stories are placed one on top of the other in “Line upon Line” style (in the context of their response to invading enemies) Ahaz is a “foolish virgin” while Hezekiah is a “wise virgin” who respond to a “Latter Rain message” from Isaiah.

- Ezekiel digs through a wall to see weeping, and Hezekiah weeps toward the wall, so there is a connection between walls & weeping. (In the story of Balaam) we have already placed a “wall” at both the MN & MC Waymarks, which may apply at the 2014 & PBM Waymarks too.

 

3-06-18, The 7 Churches

- Review of the “Covenant Lines” emphasis for this Trimester: “Laodicea” represents a covenant people that are being passed by which is GC Adventism now. “Ephesus” represents the “Priests” who give the “Laodicean message” to Laodicean “Levites” from 1989 to MN, and beyond.

- The time from 9/11 to MN is typified by the descent of the 3 Angels in the Millerite time; the 1st  Angel on 8-11-40 emphasizing the covenant people being passed by, the 2nd Angel on 4-19-44 emphasizing the way into the MHP, and the 3rd Angel on 10-22-44 emphasizing prophecy until the US Civil War crisis in 1863 (typifying MN), then the “light for that time was given”, the health reform message.

- Therefore we expect that when the future crisis at MN arrives there will be some light to impact both the Church and the nation.

- New Subject: Jeff reviews some emails that point out other possible prophetic sequences at both ends of the 2520. The prophecy of the 2520 as given in Isa. 7 was in 742 BC. (Dan. 5:25-28 is where 2520 “gerahs” are noted, and 126 is 1/20th of 2520.) If 126 is added to 742 it adds up to 868 BC which is the end of the reign of Joash, and an added 25 years takes you to the end of the reign of Jehoshaphat in 893 BC.

- The opposite end of the 2520 chiasm from 742 BC is 1863 AD.

- The “mene” can be either 50 or 60 shekels.

- With 50 shekels to the “mene” and 20 gerahs to the shekel, “mene-mene-tekel-upharsin” = 2520 gerahs. ½ of 2520 = 1260, and 1/10 of 1260 = 126.

- With 60 shekels to the “mene” and 20 gerahs to the shekel, “mene-mene-tekel-upharsin” = 3020 gerahs. ½ of 3020 = 1510, and 1/10 of 1510 = 151.

- 126 + 25 + 151.

- 1863 + 126 = 1989.

- 1863 + 151 = 2014.

- The 25 years from 893 BC to 868 BC were turbulent years where Israelite kings rose and fell.

- The 25 years from 1989 to 2014 were turbulent years where Present Truth ministries rose and fell.

- New Subject: 2 Ki. 20 (Isa. 38), class discusses Hezekiah’s boils, 3 days to go up to the temple, sundial returning 10 degrees, 15 years more life, but no conclusions yet, must wait for further light & clarity.

- Back to the 7 Churches and commenting on Tyler’s Sabbath sermon: at the beginning and end of the 2520 a “civil war” is noted, which is parallel to the conflict Isaiah has with Ahaz, and it also applies to the wise & foolish “Priests” from 9/11 to MN.

- Externally, this Movement has a “civil war” with the SDA GC as “Laodicea & Sardis” and this Movement as “Ephesus” as “parallel kingdoms”.

- Internally, there is a “civil war” within this Movement between “Laodicea” and “Philadelphia”. The sequence from “Ephesus” (at 9/11) to “Thyatira” (at MN) also applies.

- The “Laodicean message” in both cases is still the same “everlasting gospel” 3-step prophetic testing message, now shown on the Reformlines, that creates and then demonstrates two classes of worshipers among the “Priests”, “Levites” and “Nethinim”.

- Tyler marked a middle-point between “9/11” and “MN” parallel to the 1850 Chart as a middle-point between 10-22-44 and 1863, but between 9/11 & MN the “middle-point” would have to be the PBM which would be parallel to the Millerite MC. We already understand that 10-22-44 is parallel to the “closed door” at MN. If there was a “calling out” at the Millerite MC, then there must be some kind of “calling out” at the PBM too, during the time the “tares” are being bound in bundles, which has to happen before the “wheat/Priests” are bound at MN. There would not be a “call out” to the foolish “Priests” because they are “tares”, but there could be a “call out” to the “Levites” in “GC Laodicea/Sardis” to come out from the Babylonish teachings that “GC Laodicea/Sardis” holds.

- Class discusses if “Laodiceans” are “tares” and whether or not they could “get back on the platform”.

- (Matthew 25:1-12.) Hope for the Laodiceans—[Revelation 3:15-17 quoted.] Yet the case of those who are rebuked is not a hopeless one; it is not beyond the power of the great Mediator. He says: “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” Though the professed followers of Christ are in a deplorable condition, they are not yet in so desperate a strait as were the foolish virgins whose lamps were going out, and there was no time in which to replenish their vessels with oil. When the bridegroom came, those that were ready went in with him to the wedding; but when the foolish virgins came, the door was shut, and they were too late to obtain an entrance. {7BC 966.6}

- All Laodiceans have the same 3-part problem, and the prophetic 3-part “everlasting gospel” message is the only message that will work, if at all, to get them onto the platform of truth, or back on the platform if they had ever left it, but “tares” were planted by Satan to cause corruption and confusion from their very start and nothing will convert them. The only thing for “tares” is to be gathered in bundles to be burned before the “Priests” are “bound off” at MN.

 

 

 

3-05-18, Unity

- Isa. Chs. 7-12 describe the history of this Present Truth Movement & Message from 9/11 > MN, and it can be viewed from either the “internal” or “external” perspective.

- In the Millerite time God held His hand over the “fullness of the year” that moved their original date from 1843 to 1844, and He also did the same with us when He revealed in 2014 that even though the Soviet Union (USSR) was “dead” in 1989 Russia itself was still a player in end-time Bible prophecy.

- Three witnesses confirmed that Russia as a “fortress” and “head” was still an active player:

- Dan 11:10 “But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress.” (The USSR’s satellite countries of eastern Europe were taken from Russia but its “fortress” or homeland still remained.)

- The following formula about the “head” of a nation representing the whole nation also contributed to the increasing light. The “flood” did not drown the “head” but only reached to the “neck”, indicating that Assyria took all of Israel & Judah except the capital city of Jerusalem, the “head” & “fortress”:

- Isa 7:8  “For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. 9  And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son.”

- Isa. 8:8  “And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.”

- These past events re. Russia show us in a type that Russia is part of the MC events for us, but according to the pattern of Samuel Snow the message grows & develops leading up to where we mark the PBM.

- New subject: Dan 11:41, “He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.” These are the parts of the 3-fold enemy of Rev. 16:13. What is the “2nd witness”?

- Isa 11:14,  “But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.”

- The SL is indicated in Dan. 11:41 by the word “escape” (as by slipperiness, H4422) out of Rome’s hand, was formerly held in Rome’s hand (Rev. 18:4, “come out”), and Dan. 11:42 “not escape” H6413, indicates to not find “deliverance”.

- Dan. 11:41, the “chief of the children of Ammon” indicates “firstfruits”, whereas in Isa. Isa 11:14 “But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them”, these “children of Ammon” are the “last fruits” because the next 2 verses show the final deliverance of God’s people like as they were delivered from Egypt.

- Isa. 11:10-12, keywords that apply from 9/11 – MN; “ensign”, “remnant”, “outcasts”, (10:20 “escaped”), symbolically from “Sardis” according to the Joseph Bates’ commentary on Zech. 13.

- The “remnant”/“outcasts”/”escaped” ones are from SDA “Sardis” (who has a covenant “name” that they live, but are really dead); and then within the “remnant” there is both “Laodicea” who according to Bates are also “nominal” (in name only) who feel they have all knowledge of the prophecies, but they don’t; and then “Philadelphia” the true church of God, who are to be lifted up as the “ensign”.

- Also from 9/11 – MN there are the first 4 Churches, and all 7 Churches. The power of “Ephesus” leads to persecution of “Smyrna” by those who say they are “Jews” but are really of the “synagogue of Satan”.

- Then the persecution of “Smyrna” leads some to the compromise of “Pergamos” (false latter rain message) which further leads to them being in “Thyatira” and finally bowing down to the sun.

- TM 16, “Satan has a large confederacy, his church. Christ calls them the synagogue of Satan because the members are the children of sin. The members of Satan’s church have been constantly working to cast off the divine law, and confuse the distinction between good and evil. Satan is working with great power in and through the children of disobedience to exalt treason and apostasy as truth and loyalty. And at this time the power of his satanic inspiration is moving the living agencies to carry out the great rebellion against God that commenced in heaven.”

- Like Nadab & Abihu those who used to be in this Movement have lost their ability to see “the distinction between good and evil”, and the “synagogue of Satan” starts with them and includes all the way up to the New World Order elites. But those who have “put on Christ” (Gal. 3:27-28) accept the union of Divinity with humanity.

- TM 16.2, “All men shall (progressively) know who are the disciples of Christ, chosen and faithful (by their unity [& love] on an alarming, attention-grabbing message, beginning with the “Levites” of Adventism), and shall know them when crowned and glorified as those who honored God and whom He has honored, bringing them into possession of an eternal weight of glory....”

- Satan is working harder against the unity right now, more than he is against the message.

- In the Millerite time the various little bands of Adventists didn’t all come together until Aug. 15, 1844 (MC). SS Snow knew the MC message long before but general awareness of it progressively increased.

- “O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed”. Those who are “ashamed” of this Message now are feeding on a false gospel that leads them to define righteousness incorrectly, and eventually (at MN) they will be ashamed of the Sabbath and accept Sunday (as Judas), and rejoin with the SDA GC, who by MN will have already aligned with the US Gov’t and formed the “Image of the Beast” within Adventism, in order to persecute the “heretics” in their midst (again, before the “door closes” at MN).  

- As an “internal” observation, the “Priests” of this Movement are now being tested on the marriage relationship, whether they will refuse to be the “priest” of their own household, and wives who refuse to submit to the husband’s spiritual authority (before the “animals start getting on the Ark and the “door closes” at MN).

- Adam (as a symbol of the State) was to be in authority over Eve (as a symbol of the Church), but its backwards when the Church rules over the State, and persecution results. If the “root” isn’t right then the “fruit” can’t be right either. It’s a question of spiritual authority in the home, in the church, and in life in general, and in this Movement in particular it is causing a shaking over organization because people don’t want to be under any spiritual authority.

- “His church is to be a temple built after the divine similitude, and the angelic architect has brought his golden measuring rod from heaven that every stone may be hewed and squared by the divine measurement, … The church is to be fed with manna from heaven (a 40-year testing time that Jesus later repeated when He said, “Eat My flesh” in Jn. 6, and which we have to “eat” in the “little book” since 9/11), … The dross, the worthless material, will be consumed, and the influence of the truth testifies to the world of its sanctifying, ennobling character.” {General Conference Daily Bulletin, February 27, 1893, par. 10}

- “God has in training a people chosen, elect, precious. They were once the children of disobedience, disloyal to God. But now “Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God; which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. The Lord Jesus is making experiments on human hearts through the exhibition of his mercy and abundant grace. He is effecting transformations so amazing that Satan with all his triumphant boasting, with all his confederacy of evil united against God and the laws of his government, stands viewing them as a fortress impregnable to his sophistries and delusions. They are to him an incomprehensible mystery. The angels of God, seraphim and cherubim, the powers commissioned to co-operate with human agencies, look on with astonishment and joy, that fallen men, once children of wrath, are through the training of Christ developing characters after the divine similitude, to be sons and daughters of God, to act an important part in the occupations and pleasures of heaven.” {GCDB February 27, 1893, par. 12}

- Isa 8:9-15, “Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. 10  Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us. 11  For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, 12  Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. 13  Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14  And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15  And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken”.

- People are “stumbling” now over the idea of the Church Triumphant, but we must belong either to that or to the “synagogue of Satan”, and it is a hot topic of debate.

- Isa. 8:15 has the same words as Isa. 28:13, where the “Omega” people have rejected the “line-upon-line” methodology of teaching, and the message, which are both the “Latter Rain” and “refreshing”; and like Ahaz they are building their own “idol temple” right in the Courtyard of the Lord’s Temple, and their type of worship forbids anyone to make any distinction between “wheat & tares” or even good & evil.

- Isa. 8:16, “bind up the testimony” & “seal the law” = the symbol of the Law & Testimony to this Movement is the 1843 & 1850 Charts which bind & seal the current disciples together (regardless of where they are geographically located).

- Isa 8:19 “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20  To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

- Satan is trying to resist this Movement with Spiritualism (which happens just before Sunday worship in Eze. 8, which are the two central pillars of Catholicism).

 

3-04-18, Isaiah 7, 8

- Commenting on Tyler’s Sabbath sermon, Jeff points out some confusion over the EW 74 final “timesetting” sentence.

- http://childrenoflight.org/resources/EWErrorHistory.pdf (4pages)

- At 11 mins. Jeff means "David Arnold" who lived and wrote in 1850, not Ron Arnold who is alive now. See the link above.

- Another point of confusion since 1844 was “the daily” in Daniel. JW printed a Day Star paper with ORL Crosier’s article in it that had, among other errors that no one accepted, the wrong Protestant view of “the daily” as Christ’s sanctuary ministry, and EGW endorsed it as good reading for all the “saints”. Immediately afterward God gave EGW a vision of the correct view of “the daily” and JW reprinted the article again in the same month, this time omitting Crosier’s errors, in order to clean up the confusion.

- For 50 years now the critics of the correct pioneer “paganism” view of “the daily” (which is all of Adventism’s theologians and historians) have urged that EGW was just speaking to the time-setting issue, when she was actually addressing about a dozen separate issues in her original September 23 article, that were omitted first from Experience & Views, p. 61-62, and then 31 years later from EW 74.

- Class changes the topic back to Joseph Bates’ reference to Sardis, Philadelphia & Laodicea all existing together (ARSH [Advent Review & Sabbath Herald] November 1850, p. 8.16).

- The three churches existing together is allowed by the 4 + 3 = 7 combinations in the Churches, Seals & Trumpets.

- In the three churches existing together the “Covenant Lines” study is also important because as one Church/covenant people are being bypassed by God (Sardis, who has a “covenant name” that they are alive but they’re really spiritually “dead”), another Church/covenant people are being organized by God, and then separated by the “everlasting gospel” 3-step prophetic testing message into two groups, Philadelphia & Laodicea (and Laodicea eventually joins Sardis), and for the “Priests” of this Movement the separating happens between 9/11 & MN.

- This study also parallels the study of the two coexisting Churches, Laodicea (as “Sardis”) and Ephesus (as “Philadelphia”).

- In Isa. 7 Ahaz, king of Judah, represents “Sardis/Laodicea” and Isaiah represents “Philadelphia/Ephesus”, and Ahaz is afraid of the evil confederacy between Israel & Syria (and hires Assyria to defend him), but by Ch. 8:6 Judah is “rejoicing” in the same evil confederacy (possibly looking forward to their defeat by Judah’s evil confederation with Assyria).

- 2 Ki. 16:10, Ahaz paid Assyria to defeat Syria, which he did, and then Ahaz went to defeated Damascus and saw a pretty pagan altar there and had a copy of it built in Jerusalem. The result of the evil confederacy of Judah & Assyria was an idol standing in the Court of the Temple (an “image of jealousy”).

- Symbolically, in Isa. 7 Isaiah (Ephesus/Philadelphia) meets Ahaz (Laodicea/Sardis) at the end of the “conduit” (H.S. Latter Rain pipe) coming from the “upper pool” (heaven) in the “fuller’s field” (earth) at the “pool of Shiloah” (Siloam = “peace”, where the blind was made to see), which connects to Mal. 3:2 where the “fuller” separates or ”temple cleanses” the “wheat & tares” among the “sons of Levi” (“Priests” of this Movement).

- Ahaz (Laodicea/Sardis) rejected the “waters of Shiloah” = peace, and appealed to Assyria = as “Rome” (Isa. 7:7 the power that “overflows/floods” Rev. 12:15), and then Assyria (as Rome) attacked in the days of Hezekiah (Isa. 36-37), and destroyed “the breadth of the land” (world at the SL) as punishment.

- Prophetically, the most important part of this story may be that it begins and ends at the “fuller’s field” (Isa. 7:3, 36:1) where the “temple cleansings” happen (8-11-44 > 4-19-44; 4-19-44 > 10-22-44; 10-22-44 > 1863; 9/11 > MN) to ensure that our “spiritual garments” are “without spot or wrinkle or any such thing”.

- EGW often uses Isa. 8:12-15 to illustrate the final, last-day evil confederacy against God’s people.

- A Confederacy of Satan’s Forces—[Revelation 17:13, 14 quoted.] “These have one mind.” There will be a universal bond of union, one great harmony, a confederacy of Satan’s forces. “And shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” {7BC 983.6}

- “In the warfare to be waged in the last days there will be united, in opposition to God’s people, all the corrupt powers that have apostatized from allegiance to the law of Jehovah. In this warfare the Sabbath of the fourth commandment will be the great point at issue; for in the Sabbath commandment the great Lawgiver identifies Himself as the Creator of the heavens and the earth (Manuscript 24, 1891). {7BC 983.7 (“…all the corrupt powers”, religious as well as secular.)

- “The powers of Satan are mustering for battle. Stern conflicts are before us. Press together, my brethren and sisters, press together. Bind up with Christ. “Say ye not, A Confederacy; ... neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he shall be for a sanctuary to his people; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.” (Bible Training School, December 1, 1902, par. 1)

- Note: 5 kinds of “falls” for the foolish virgins (also Isa. 28:13, the same 5 “falls” in the time of the Latter Rain), and in the 3rd BTS paragraph EGW connects the evil confederacy to the 3-fold union of Rev. 16:13 which is a warning to be ready to identify the evil confederacy before it happens, because they are also “the synagogue of Satan”.

- “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked,”—without the robe of Christ’s righteousness—“and they see his shame.” {BTS December 1, 1902, par. 3}

- “Ahaz” enters into an evil confederacy, and then builds the “idol of Damascus” in the Court of the Lord at the same time the Temple of the Lord in the Church Triumphant is going up, from 9/11 to MN, and “Isaiah” is being “bound off” and “sealed” (Isa. 8:16). This evil confederacy extends all the way from those who have stepped off of the platform in this Movement to the 10 kings of the United Nations, because they are all of “the synagogue of Satan”.

 

 

3-03-18, Tyler at Lambert, Unity of the Faith (Organization)

- Rev. 18:1-4, there were two “temple cleansings” in Christ’s time, again in the Millerite time, and there will be two in our time also.

- Besides an Angel coming down at every major Waymark, the “power of God” is shown at the “visual” or 2nd test in each prophetic sequence, but most notably at the Millerite “Midnight Cry/Living Testimony”.

- The Triumphal Entry, 1843 Chart, MC,1850 Chart & PBM are all equivalent showings of the “power of God” at the 2nd Waymark.

- It has become clear that there is another prophetic Line from 10-22-44 to 1863, with the 1850 Chart as their “visual test”.

- EW 55, after Oct. 22, 1844 (as a symbol of baptism) there was a “scattering”, a “tarrying time” (a “wedding” & “virgins”, and “rising up” [Isa. 60:1, arise and let light shine, Rev. 18:1-3]), an “internal” work of keeping one’s garments spotless (praying for the Spirit, Zech. 10:1, “Latter Rain”, 3SOP 243), a disappointment (and confusion). Then they had to accept the “Present Truth” of the Sabbath and become united on it (sealed), and it was hard to spread that truth. Then it became the “gathering” time when the “foundation & pillars” were erected and printed on the 1850 Chart. 

- We see the same sequence after 9/11, and our PBM parallels the 1850 Chart, marking the beginning of the “gathering time” for us and the call of Zech. 2:6 to the “Levites” who are still in the SDA GC churches.

- “I saw that it was a shame for any to refer to the scattering for examples to govern us now in the gathering”, so there will be a different mode of work after the PBM as we reach out to the “Levites”, just as there was a different mode of work at the Millerite Midnight Cry and after 1850.  

- Before 1850 there was confusion being spread by “self-sent messengers”, but after 1850 God gave instruction through EGW (Supplement to the Christian Experience and Views, p. 15-22, 1853) for organization; as to how to select approved messengers who would not sow confusion (generally, those who have an orderly married life in their home, which is a symbol of both organization and the Incarnation/union of divinity & humanity).

- Organization is both internal & external. Christ has to be enthroned in the heart & mind, ruling the higher powers over the lower powers; and the members of the Church are to be submissive as the wife is to her husband.

- EGW endorses organization: “Those who in any place were by his labor led to accept Christ as the saviour were at the proper time organized into a church. Even when the believers were but few in number, this was done. The Christians were thus taught to help one another, remembering the promise, ‘Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.’ Matthew 18:20.” Acts of the Apostles, 185.

- “Evil does not result because of organization, but because of making organization everything, and vital godliness of little moment. When form and machinery take the pre-eminence, and a laborious task is made of carrying on the work that should be done with simplicity, evil will result, and little will be accomplished in proportion to the effort put forth. The object of organization is just the reverse of this; and should we disorganize, it would be like tearing down that which we have built up.” Christian Education, 134

- “Many do not realize the sacredness of the church relation, and are loth to submit to restraint and discipline. Their course of action shows that they exalt their own judgment above that of the united church; and they are not careful to guard themselves lest they encourage a spirit of opposition to its voice.” Review & Herald, January 25, 1887.

- “As we near the final crisis, instead of feeling that there is less need of order and harmony of action, we should be more systematic than heretofore. All our work should be conducted according to well-defined plans.” 3SM 26.

- “Oh, how Satan would rejoice if he could succeed in his efforts to get in among this people and disorganize the work at a time when thorough organization is essential and will be the greatest power to keep out spurious uprisings and to refute claims not endorsed by the word of God! We want to hold the lines evenly, that there shall be no breaking down of the system of organization and order that has been built up by wise, careful labor. License must not be given to disorderly elements that desire to control the work at this time.

“Some have advanced the thought that, as we near the close of time, every child of God will act independently of any religious organization. But I have been instructed by the Lord that in this work there is no such thing as every man's being independent. The stars of heaven are all under law, each influencing the other to do the will of God, yielding their common obedience to the law that controls their action. And, in order that the Lord's work may advance healthfully and solidly, His people must draw together.” 9T 257, 258.

- Who is the “Church”? Jer. 15:19, Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.”

- The larger context of Jer. 15:19 shows that it applies at 9/11 and is a part of “Present Truth”, and the “Movement/Church” that is now since 9/11 is called to separate “the precious from the vile”, to discern good & evil, “wheat & tares”, and to claim that it can’t be done until after MN as the “Omega” people do is wrong and removes Jer. 15:19 from being Present Truth.

- The sense of the verse is to let them go in the same sense as John 6:66, 4-19-44 (and 10-22-44), “let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.”

- “You are constantly inclined to individual independence. You do not realize that independence is a poor thing when it leads you to have too much confidence in yourself and to trust to your own judgment rather than to respect the counsel and highly estimate the judgment of your brethren, especially of those in the offices which God has appointed for the saving of His people. God has invested His church with special authority and power which no one can be justified in disregarding and despising, for in so doing he despises the voice of God.” 3T 417.

- “Christ gives power to the voice of the church. ‘Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.’ No such thing is countenanced as one man's starting out up on his own individual responsibility and advocating what views he chooses, irrespective of the judgment of the church. God has bestowed the highest power under heaven upon His church. It is the voice of God in His united people in church capacity which is to be respected.” 3T 450

- Num. 17:8, it was Aaron’s Rod that budded and bore fruit (before MN, as we see in FFA/SOTP, while the rebels are barely existing or drying up).

- The Reformline for Adventism shows 9/11 (1d1m), MN (5d4m), MC (1d5m), SL/COP (10d7m).

- The Reformline for the “Priests” shows 9/11= 9/11, MN = 2014, MC = PBM, MN = SL/COP (but it is still just MN for Adventism).

- Zech. 9:16, the “ensign” is lifted up at the PBM.

- Ex. 7:1-2, “And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.”

- The relationship between God & the people, Moses & Aaron and the “Priests” & “Levites” is the same.

- Ps. 82:5-8, They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness:… I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye (rebels) shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes…”, because they don’t understand how to follow God or to follow (God’s appointed) men.

- AA 9, “The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men... The members of the church, those whom He has called out of darkness into His marvelous light, are to show forth His glory. The church is the repository of the riches of the grace of Christ; and through the church will eventually be made manifest, even to "the principalities and powers in heavenly places," the final and full display of the love of God. Ephesians 3:10” (the “Living Testimony” and union of Divinity & humanity).  

- The rest of the world will be in total darkness, with no light except through one group.

- After Christ’s resurrection there was only one small group who had the Truth about that event, and peoples’ eternal salvation rested on how they received their message.

- DA 807, re. Doubting Thomas: “He would not see through the eyes of his brethren, or exercise faith which was dependent upon their testimony. He ardently loved his Lord, but he had allowed jealousy and unbelief to take possession of his mind and heart.”

- 3T 492, ““I have been shown that no man's judgment should be surrendered to the judgment of any one man. But when the judgment of the General Conference, which is the highest authority that God has upon the earth, is exercised, private independence and private judgment must not be maintained, but be surrendered.”

- (The “General Conference” in this sermon is understood to be FFA/SOTP/Church Triumphant.)

 

 

3-01-18, Falling Away

- Additional note re. the 2520, add 126 yrs. to 1863 = 1989 (TOE, where the people are trying to increase the faith of the leadership); and add 126 yrs. before 742 BC = 868 BC in the reign of Jehoshaphat (sic) [actually Joash] where the leadership is trying to increase the faith of the people.

- 25 yrs. after 1863 = 1888 and 126 yrs. more ends in 2014 (Hab’s Tabs series), while 25 yrs. before 868 = 893 BC the actual end of Jehoshaphat’s reign.

- Isa. 7 is usually interpreted as “external” to God’s people, but now we understand it as “internal” to this Movement.

- The principle is when a prophet becomes part of the prophecy he is representing God’s people at the end of the world.

- We are now in the “Omega” of apostasy, which is represented by Ahaz in Isa. 7 in this Movement, but the “Omega” has been typified by many “Alpha” apostasies (Lucifer, Adam & Eve, the first heresy in the Christian Church, and also the “Alpha” in Adventism [as shown by the book, “The Living Temple” by Kellogg]).

- Ahaz distinguished his apostasy by copying a pagan altar and putting in the Temple of God, therefore the “Omega” would do the same thing (first = last); which is to copy some false worship and put it in the place of the true, at the same time the structure of the Church Triumphant is also being assembled.

- The rebellion began with “jealousy” (Eze. 8), and the “image of jealousy” in the “1st Generation” of  Adventism (1798-1888) was when the 1863 chart replaced the 1843 & 1850 Charts.

- The “2nd Generation” apostasy in Adventism (1888-1919) was the “secret chambers” that EGW said was “spiritualism”.

- The “3rd Generation” apostasy in Adventism (1919-1957) was the “weeping for Tammuz” which is a “false latter rain” message.

- The “4th Generation” apostasy in Adventism is “bowing down to the sun” which is also the “image of the beast” test.

- We don’t inherit guilt from Adam’s sin, but we are tested to see if we will participate in Adam’s sin on our own account.

- The “4 Generations” parallel the first 4 Churches, and all 7 repeat in our Movement from 9/11 to MN.

- 9/11 to MN is a time of purification by “fire” (Mal. 3:1-4), and by water (Eze. 36:25). Mt. 3:11-12, Christ’s “fan/dirt brush/broom” will thoroughly purge His floor (Miller’s “dirt brush man”).

- 9/11 marked the beginning of the restoration of the “image of jealousy”, the “old paths” as they appear on the 1843 & 1850 Charts; but the “Tree of Life/Omega” people say all of that happens after MN.

- After 9/11 the Charts were restored we saw the 2520 at about 2005 (Lev. 25-26), and realized that the prayers in Dan. 9 & Nehemiah 1 are based on the 2520… if you find yourself in the enemy’s land then confess your sins, plus the “sins of your fathers” (Lev. 26:40), which requires that we be tested by those same sins (which explains why Desmond Ford’s teachings from 30 years ago are still in our ranks… but they will go out from us because they never were of us, “Laodicea/Ahaz [means “possessed” by demons, as was Judas]).

- 2 Sam. 2:4, 11, “David” is anointed 4x, which for this Movement is 1989, 9/11 = at “Hebron” (which means “an association by a spell”, or “evil confederacy” [as in Isa. 7:2 where “Israel/SDA GC” joins with “Syria/Rome” in “Spiritual Formation” against “Judah”]), then when “Israel & Judah are united”, and at the SL.

- Interesting to note that “Ahaz/Omega” in this Movement gets his plan for his new “temple” from “Syria/Rome”, which also gave “Spiritual Formation” to the SDA GC on 9/11.

- Eze. 8, the “4 Churches” from 9/11 to MN are first; Ephesus/Image of Jealousy; then Smyrna/Spiritualism/Spiritual Formation/Synagogue of Satan/false “Living Temple” being built after the pattern of the “Damascus temple” by the ”Omega” people who claim to be in this Movement, at the same time the Church Triumphant is being built up.

- “Satan will use his agencies to carry out diabolical devices, to overpower the saints of God, as in times past he used the Roman power to stay the course of Protestantism; yet the people of God can look calmly at the whole array of evil, and come to the triumphant conclusion that because Christ lives we shall live also. The people of God are to advance in the same spirit in which Jesus met the assaults of the prince of darkness in the past. The evil confederacy can advance only in the course which Jesus has marked out before them; every step of their advance brings the saints of God nearer the great white throne, nearer the successful termination of their warfare. The confederacy of evil will finally be destroyed;” Signs of the Times, May 24, 1894.

- 9T 9-11 was already being used to explain Dan. 11:40-45 in the early 1990’s before the “Time of the End” magazine was published, and it was especially relevant where EGW said the Spirit of God was being removed from the earth because we now realize we have been in the “Judgment of the Living” since 9/11.

- 2 Thess. 2:9, not having the “love of the truth” they hold it in “unrighteousness”. If sin is a choice, then we can choose to give them to Jesus (and be cleansed of all unrighteousness), but if not a choice but “original/conditional sin”, then we have to wait until MN to have it removed, as the “Omega” people claim.

- Heb. 5:12-14, those that perish believe a lie because they can’t see the difference between the sacred and profane (or “wheat & tares” as Nadab & Abihu could not [nor Ahaz] because they were drunk with the “wine” of Syria/Babylon = false teachings).

- We used to think that people who came into this Present Truth Movement were spiritual “meat-eaters” but now we are waking up to the fact that most of them are still spiritual “milk-drinkers” unable to tell between good & evil, ignorant of some of the most basic truths about salvation and Advent history, and that is because their teachers were in the 1957-1989 era that was “Darkness” on our Reformline.

- Heb. 6:6, also there are those who knew the right way, but developed the experience of Pergamos and “fell away”, and therefore they are impossible to restore. They get the experience of “weeping for Tammuz” which is to receive the false “latter rain”.

- v. 7-8, but when the real “Latter Rain” comes (at 9/11) some receive a blessing and some bear thorns, two classes, but the “Omega” people claim we cannot tell between “wheat & tares” because we are all a wicked generation that won’t be fixed until MN, but in that case Heb. 10:26-39 says there is no sacrifice for willful sin, so beware.

- Considering the “external” circumstances of Isaiah, Isa. 2:2, begins a vision with “in the last days” that continues all through Chs. 3, 4, 5 and refers back to the beginning of the vision by saying “in that day”, and then Ch. 6 begins a new vision.

- Isa. 4:1 describes conditions during the SL when “seven women” = all the churches will want the name of the “one man” (of sin) in order to take away their reproach. They will “eat their own bread” (put their own word above God’s Word = spiritualism), and “wear their own apparel” (keep their own righteousness of “filthy rags” instead of Christ’s righteousness), and “be called by thy name” (Catholic = universal church).

- Isa. 4:2 “them that are escaped of Israel” describes the “ensign” that is preparing to be lifted up at the SL, and at the same time the “evil confederacy” of Ch. 7 is coming together too, and the SDA GC was the last church brought under its influence when Spiritual Formation was allowed in our colleges on 9/11, and the purification process has begun in preparation to lift up the “ensign”.

- As the Lord is building a “temple” so “Ahaz” is also building a “living temple” on the pattern of Damascus.

 

 

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2-28-18, Jeff, Rebuilding of Jericho

- Present questions re. salvation theology; the nature of man and the nature of Christ reveal that the present generation is not familiar with the Desmond Ford conflict over these same questions back in the 1980’s & 1990’s.

- Rom. 8:3, Christ had a sinless life in sinful flesh. If we believe the Bible is Christ, and that the prophets were Christ, then whether or not we believe Christ had any “sinful tendencies” from Adam after his fall affects how we read the Bible.

- Reviewing that the Bible is the union of Divinity & humanity as “sinful flesh” in the prophets who wrote it. The Divinity in the Bible is the divine blood of Christ (the blood has the life in it), and the humanity in the Bible is the sinful flesh of Christ.

- Humanity has “lower” and “higher” natures, but those who err tend to lump them into one “human nature”, therefore to receive the “mind of Christ” also meant to receive the (holy) flesh of Christ too, so unclean thoughts from our “lower nature” were also “holy”, hence the “holy flesh movement” that indulged in open sin that EGW spoke against. Parminder’s studies explained the question in detail.

- Back to the Covenant Lines: “Sardis” in every age refers to a former covenant people that are being passed by. It has a “name that it lives” = a covenant relationship with God, but is really “dead”.

- The Joseph Bates quote pointed out that “Sardis, Laodicea and Philadelphia” all exist at the end of the world, and Jeff applies “Laodicea” to the “foolish Priests” of our Movement since 9/11 who are also “Sardis” because they have the “covenant-name” of “Priests of 9/11”, but they’re really “dead” and the 5 characteristics of Laodicea apply to them (miserable, poor, blind, wretched, naked), and their only hope is the 3 Angels’ Messages as “gold, white raiment, eyesalve”.

- The 3 Angels’ Messages are also the 3 times “an Angel came down” in the Millerite history (8-11-40, 4-19-44, 10-22-44), and the first two of those were “temple cleansings”. (Jeff admits his growth in knowledge that he got from brethren in Wales to place the 1850 Chart as the “visual test” after 10-22-44 rather than placing it at 1863 as he did before. Jeff has never claimed infallibility.)

- We now apply the 3 Messages of the Millerite time in combination as all beginning at 9/11, when Ezra 7:9 says he came out of Babylon on 1d1m, arrived in Jerusalem on 1d5m, and 70 days later the “door closed” on 10-22-44, which is a type of the SL that we place at MN for the “Priests” of 9/11. 

- Therefore, within this “Present Truth Movement”, 8-11-40 to 4-19-44 (as “Sardis”) goes from 9/11 to MN (“Laodicea” also goes from 9/11 to MN, and “Philadelphia” also goes from 9/11 to MN).

- (This next idea is open to adjustment.) 4-19-44 to 10-22-44 (which is 9/11 to MN) also illustrates the Sanctuary, and the Judgment of the Living began at 9/11, not will begin at MN as the “Omega” people claim.   

- “Sardis” was progressively passed by in the time of Christ: the leadership was bypassed at His birth; He bypassed the “theologians” in the Temple at 12 years old; at His baptism He began to select the foundation of the Christian Church in the disciples; He cleansed the Temple for the first time and said, “Make not My Father’s house a den of thieves”; and just before the cross He said, ”Your house is left unto you desolate”.

- Adventism began to “close the “door” on itself back in 1989, and it is completely closed to “Sardis/Adventism/SDA GC” at MN, the first “temple cleansing”.

- 4-19-44 to 10-22-44 took those who gave the “living testimony” at the MC into the MHP so it is a “Sanctuary” sequence.

- Considering organization; in the Line of Christ the disciples began to be chosen at Christ’s baptism (9/11), and then later the 12 were ordained, then the 70 sent out (organized), then just before MN “Judas” fell away.

- 10-22-44 to 1863 is about prophecy, especially the end of the 2520 and the introduction of the 1863 chart, the “Image of Jealousy”. “Organization” began before 1850 and progressed until 1863 when the SDA GC was organized. There was the crisis of the US Civil War and “the light for that time”, the health message, was given. Also “Jericho” was built, and the White’s lost two of their sons in the process.

- “Jerecho” began to be “destroyed” at the “Great Disappointment” on 10-22-44 as a symbol of the SL, parallel to the “disappointment” Israel had at the Red Sea; but then they went through the Red Sea  parallel to going through the Jordan before the destruction of Jerecho when they entered the Promised Land (end = beginning). Then there was a curse made on whoever would rebuild it.

- Josh. 6:26 “And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.”

- Leading up to 1863 the Whites began working on organizing the SDA Church, (and a church is a “gate”), and their youngest son died in infancy (an extreme case of erysipelas, 1T 245.2). Then as they finished the SDA Church and made up the 1863 chart (rejecting their previous “foundation” of the 1843 & 1850 Charts), their oldest son contracted pneumonia and died in his teens after resting on a stack of damp backings for the corrupt 1863 chart.

- 1T 102.3, “In 1860 death stepped over our threshold, and broke the youngest branch of our family tree. Little Herbert, born September 20, 1860, died December 14 of the same year. When that tender branch was broken, how our hearts did bleed none may know but those who have followed their little ones of promise to the grave. But oh, when our noble Henry died, [The death of Henry N. White occurred at Topsham, Maine, December 8, 1863.] at the age of sixteen; when our sweet singer was borne to the grave, and we no more heard his early song, ours was a lonely home.”

- “My mind goes back to Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek, Michigan. I see there two graves. My noble first-born son fills the long grave. Next comes a short grave where lies my darling babe, my last-born. The first died of inflammation of the lungs after a sickness of eight days, in consequence of thoughtlessly resting his head upon a pile of damp charts and falling asleep. The second died from sleeping in a room that had not been used for two weeks. A fire was kept burning for two hours in this room which was thought sufficient to warm it. The bed had accumulated dampness. Myself and child took cold; he was a great sufferer for four weeks, and died in consequence of that damp bed.” {HR February 1, 1874, Art. A, par. 13}

- The parallel today is that from 9/11 to MN some kind of “Jerecho” is going to be progressively “rebuilt” in rebellion by those symbolized by “Judas”, foolish “Priests” (Omega), and they will reject the Reformlines (“line-upon-line”) which is the foundation of this Movement, and  illustrate the principle of “first & last” (oldest son & youngest son).

- Those who have broken away from FFA/SOTP and Lambert Fellowship develop a continually growing list of things they disagree with.

- Isa. 7 (2520 yr. prophecy) illustrates “first & last” in a chiasm, and it repeats from 9/11 to MN. Therefore whatever happened in 742 BC at the beginning will happen again at the ending at MN.

- There are 3 kings & Isaiah, and Isaiah’s son “A Remnant Will Return”. Isaiah is a “Priest” before MN, and the “remnant that returns” after MN are the “Levites”.

- The “northern alliance” = the SDA GC (Israel) is allied with Rome (Syria) because of their adoption of Rome’s Spiritual Formation at 9/11. Also the Jews united with Rome to take Christ at MN.

- Isaiah is a “wise Priest” who faces Ahab as a “foolish Priest” (Omega) who ends up “rejoicing” (Isa. 8:6) in the “northern alliance” (SDA GC + Rome) that they once hated at 9/11 (they return to their vomit, Prov. 26:11).

- Isa. 7:3, “UPPER” pool, “HIGH” way, “FULLER’S” field (Mal. 3:2) where “dirty garments” are traded for “white robes”, from 9/11 to MN; and Isa. 8:6, “Shiloah/Siloam” where Christ made the “blind Laodicean” to “see”, from 9/11 to MN.

- Recap: all 3 prophetic segments (having to do with “Sardis”/SDA GC; Sanctuary/salvation/victory over sin before the “door closes” [contrary to Omega claims that sin is dealt with after MN]; and the completion & rejection of prophecy) begin with an Angel coming down, all 3 have a “visual test”, and all 3 end with a “door closed”, and all 3 apply from 9/11 to MN.

 

2-27-18, Jeff, Philadelphia & Laodiceans

- Sardis = Protestants in the Millerite time, had a name (covenant) that they liveth, but were dead, parallel to the rebels in Moses’s time, and the Jews in Christ’s time, and nominal SDAs in our time (also called “Laodiceans”); and their remedy is the 3-step prophetic testing “everlasting gospel” 3 Angels’ Messages as shown in the Reformlines.  

- Those who accept the Reformlines since 9/11 join with the present-day church of “Ephesus”, and since Paul had to deal with “false gospels” and counterfeit power in his “Ephesus” time, so we have to encounter them too.

- The “4th Generation” (last generation) of an “old” covenant people overlaps with the “1st Generation” of the “new covenant” people at the TOE.

- Suggestion is made that the 1st generation of Adventism was from 1798 – 1888 when things really started going downhill; then 2nd from 1888 – 1919, 3rd from 1991 – 1957, 3rd from 1957 until now.

- Heresies are to get us to studying, and also to show who is approved by God, or not, so they have to be publicly examined to show light on the dark areas.

- The “Omega” apparently got started in 2012 from an off-the-notes observation re. Joel 1 about two witnesses to “4 Generations” in the first verses, but some brethren thought there should be 5 generations according to the “old” Protestant commentary they used.

- The 4 expressions in Joel 1 indicate a progressive destruction process, which was brought upon western Pagan Rome by the 1st 4 Trumpets, which are parallel with the 1st 4 Churches (which ended with papal Rome), and also parallel with our “4 generations” (which will also end with papal Rome). We also pair this progressive destruction with the progressive apostasy of pagan worship described in Eze. 8, which is the counterfeit of true worship.

- Parallel to Joel’s “palmerworm”, the first abomination in Eze. 8 is the “image of jealousy” that arouses God’s jealousy, and parallels Aaron’s Golden Calf, an “image of the beast”, which became a symbol of the “broken covenant” of Ancient Israel, the 10 Commandments; which is again a symbol of the “two tables” of Habakkuk (the 1843 & 1850 Charts) the symbol of the covenant for Modern Israel that was broken in 1863 with the rejection of the 2520. They had “lost their first love” (the 1843 Chart) during their time of “Ephesus” (and had become “Laodicea”), and sunk farther down in apostasy until the 1888 General Conference Session where SDA leadership denied the inspiration of both the Bible & EGW. However, there are honest “Enochs” in every age, and there is more light we have not yet seen on this point.

- According to Joseph Bates (ARSH [Advent Review & Sabbath Herald] November 1850, p. 8.16) commenting on Zech. 13:9, the 3 churches at the end of the world are “Sardis” = fallen churches of Babylon, “Laodicea” = nominal [in name only] SDA churches, and “Philadelphia” = the true church of God who goes through the fire to purify them (Mal. 3).

- But in the context of this Movement today (those who accept 9/11 as a prophetic event), “Sardis” = all of Adventism, “Laodicea” = those who accept 9/11 but have left FFA/SOTP (because of their literalism in prophetic interpretation, Jn. 6:66), and the true church of God (beginning with FFA/SOTP ) which go through the fire to purify them before MN.

- 9/11 represents a “sprinkling” baptism of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of a covenant relationship with the Lord which includes a testing time of purification by “fire”.

- Mal. 3:1, “My messenger” appears before the “Messenger of the Covenant”. v. 2, the “Messenger of the Covenant” separated “Laodicea” from “Ephesus/Philadelphia” in a 3-step “temple cleansing” process as per 1840 to 4-19-44 (Protestants/Sardis and the “visual test” was the 1843 Chart); and from 4-19-44 to 10-22-44 (another 3-step cleansing that included the “visual test” of the “Living Testimony”/union of Divinity & humanity in the MC that separated “Laodicea” from “Ephesus/Philadelphia”), and then again from 10-22-44 to 1863 when the “Movement” ended and a “Church” started (and the “visual test” was the 1850 Chart), and yet again at the future MN when the Church Triumphant will become visible when it is “lifted up as an ensign”.

- The point is made that the Bible is the union of Divinity & humanity as “sinful flesh” in the prophets who wrote it. The Divinity in the Bible is the blood of Christ (blood has the life in it), and the “Living Testimony” that showed the union of Divinity & humanity at the Exeter, NH campmeeting was with humanity as “sinful flesh” too, as will be the union of Divinity & humanity at the future MC/LC.

 

 

2-26-18, Jeff, A Third Part

- GC 615.2, “Romanism in the Old World and apostate Protestantism in the New will pursue a similar course toward those who honor all the divine precepts.”

- The first US President and the last (45th) Trump, both follow the pattern of the French Revolution, which shows what happens to a “Glorious Land” that rejects its God-given calling.

- France was the “Glorious Land” of Europe and was called to take the Protestant Reformation and spread it to all of Europe, but it put the papacy on the throne of Europe instead, and therefore wrote its own doom as the USA will do when it puts the papacy on the throne of the earth at the Universal SL.

- At the beginning of the USA we had the example of the French Revolution to warn us about what will happen at the end of the USA.

- It appears the Lord has chosen Le Gran Cri to be the “Future For America” of Europe and the whole Eastern Hemisphere.

- Rom 1:16-17, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

- The apostle Paul worked for unconverted Greeks & Jews, and also for Christian Greeks & Jews, which are also the same two audiences that we work for (“Laodiceans & Ephesians” in and out of Adventism).

- Rom. 10:12, “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”

- Gal. 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29  And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

- In the context of one “covenant people” being passed-by, and a “new covenant” people being organized, Paul’s writings all become “Present Truth” for us.

- Col. 3:11, “Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.”

- Acts 10:45, “And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

- Acts 11:1, “And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. 2  And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, 3  Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.”

- The controversy between Christian Greeks & Jews at that time illustrates the struggles that will happen in our time too.

- Rom. 4:9, “Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10  How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11  And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12  And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.”

- 18MR 193.1-2 (Rev. 3:17), “Oh, what a description! How many there are in this fearful condition. I earnestly entreat every minister to study diligently the third chapter of Revelation (Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea), for in it is portrayed the condition of things existing in the last days. Study carefully every verse in this chapter, for through these words Jesus is speaking to you.

“If ever a people were represented by the Laodicean message, it is the people who have had great light, the revelation of the Scriptures, that Seventh-day Adventists have received. In the place of exalting self by manifesting pride, self-reliance, and self-importance; in the place of revealing personal weakness of character by remaining proud, boastful, and unconverted; God’s professed people should realize their need of the graces of the Spirit of truth and righteousness. They should come to Jesus in childlike trustfulness, the melting love of God filling every heart….”

- Joseph Bates (Zech. 13), “In all the land saith the Lord; TWO PARTS therein shall be cut off, and die; but the THIRD shall be left therein. God says he will bring the THIRD PART through the fire, and refine them. They shall call upon him, and he will hear them. He will say IT IS MY PEOPLE; and they shall say the LORD IS MY GOD.” First part, SARDIS, the nominal church or Babylon. Second part, Laodicea, the nominal Adventist. Third part, Philadelphia, the only true church of God on earth, for they ask to be translated to the city of God. Revelation 3:12; Hebrews 12:22-24. In the name of Jesus, I exhort you again to flee from the Laodiceans, as from Sodom and Gomorrah. Their teachings are false and delusive; and lead to utter destruction. Death! DEATH!!* eternal DEATH!!! is on their track. Remember Lot’s wife.” JOSEPH BATES. Fairhaven, Mass., Nov. 10, 1850. {ARSH November 1850, p. 8.16} (*emphasis in original)

- Zech. 13:1, “in that day” (9/11) “a fountain is opened to the house of David” (David anointed at 9/11) for sin & uncleanness, which is the temple cleansing, judgment of the living, and the blotting out of either our sins or our names.

- Rev. 8:1, at the opening of the 7th Seal the Holy Spirit is “poured out” in response to the prayers of the saints, as at Pentecost, and it happens at MN in response to the prayers of the “Priests” when their door closes, then for the “Levites” and then the “Nethinim”.

- Since the “end-oupouring” must match the “begin-outpouring”, the beginning (or “1st Seal” for the “Priests”) was in 1989 when there began a progressive development of Truth.

- As the Millerite MC was the climax of a progressive 3-step development of Truth from the book of Daniel, so the MC we expect to come will also be the climax of a progressive 3-step development of Truth from the book of Daniel, which is also the opening of the 7 Seals in both cases.

- Zech. 12, the prophetic “burden” (at 9/11) of those who have “pierced Me/Him” will be “mourning” in repentance, then the “fountain” for cleansing is opened in Ch. 13.

- But the SDA GC accepted “Spiritual Formation” at 9/11 in parallel to Saul going to the Witch of Endor.

- In the Millerite time 9/11 = 4-19-44 (1st Disappointment, 1d1m), they lost their drive, and then fanaticism arose with “false prophets” until the MC.

- The message of the Loud Cry is about the COP, and every Waymark has a COP for someone. The phrase “in that day” marks a COP for someone.

- Zech. 13:4, the false prophets will be ashamed because their “other gospel” and prophecies are failing.

- Zech. 13:7, “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd.” The sword was brought against Christ at MN, the virgins wake up at MN.

- Therefore persecution begins for the “Priests” at MN, and according to the Joseph Bates quote above there are 3 groups at MN; Sardis (has the SDA GC copyrighted “name” that they live, but are dead), and Laodicea (foolish “Priests”) that are cut off, and Philadelphia (wise “Priests”) that go through “fire” (v. 9, Mal. 3:1-4) into the Kingdom. God is now cleansing His corporate and individual “temples”.

 - All of the sad modern histories of cults & cult leaders exist in order to defame the 144, 000.

- It is a fatal mistake now to “come down from the wall” we are building to listen to the arguments of the rebels in the Internet chat rooms, because by touching their “leprosy” we are defiled by it.

- (Prayer for the “perpetual shaking and testing that is going on now”.)

 

2-25-18, Jeff, Ephesus & Laodicea

- In Rev. 1 Jesus calls Himself the “First & Last”, “Beginning” and the “End” 5x which symbolizes the 5 wise virgins.

- In Rev. 2-3, based on this principle that the First = Last, then we should understand that Ephesus = Laodicea, that is, they both exist the same time, and that is what FFA has taught for at least 15 years. Even the EGW Study Bible quotes apply Laodicea to Adventism.

- First generation; the leadership of Adventism most likely broke their covenant with the Lord in 1863 when the 2520 (the central timeline of both pioneer Charts) was rejected and a counterfeit “table” was introduced.

- Second generation was marked by the 1888 apostasy where EGW said the leadership rejected not only the messengers and their message, but they also rejected EGW, the Bible, and even the Holy Spirit, repeating the history of Korah, Dathan & Abiram, having changed leaders without knowing it (RH December 16, 1890, par. 19).

- Third generation was marked by the 1919 Bible Conferences where WW Prescott’s “Doctrine of Christ” book downplayed prophecy and “the daily” as paganism in favor of emphasizing the “old Protestant” view of Christ’s sacrifice, love and heavenly sanctuary work as “the daily” (EGW’s “goody goody religion”, 6MR 12.2).

- Fourth generation was marked by the 1957 book “Questions on Doctrine” (QOD) which marked the summit of apostasy by books for the “4th Generation” of Adventism. (Next is worshiping the sun.)

- These 4 abominations parallel the 4 abominations of Eze. 8, and also parallel the 1st 4 Churches, ending with papal domination.

- The 1957 conflict over QOD was started by some Protestant theologians, Walter Martin & Donald Barnhouse, who called SDAs a cult (among other churches), and the main SDA names who capitulated in order to please them was GC President R.R. Fighur and Leroy Edwin Froom. The battle raged through the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, and then in the 80’s Dr. Desmond Ford came on the stage to help the apostates. (A few voices opposed Ford; Erwin Gane, Dennis Priebe, Arthur L. White [EGW’s grandson], and Ron Spear who quit his GC job to go into self-supporting publishing work to oppose Fordism and the QOD book).

- In the mid 90’s Spear was given a study paper on Dan. 11:40-45 by Jeff Pippenger and so invited him to join his ministry against Ford’s teachings, which he did for 3 years. During that time Jeff learned all the “catch phrases” Fordites use to teach their message, and now Jeff sees those same phrases being used by those who used to be in this Present Truth Movement, but have since left it.

- “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you unto the grace of Christ unto another gospel.” Gal. 6:1

- When Mark Bruce’s ministry claimed that God had to cleanse us from “unknown sins” just before the COP Jeff recognized it as the same thing Robert Brinsmead from Australia taught back in the 60’s and 70’s.

- 2SM 109.2, “Those things which have been, will be repeated. Old controversies will be revived, and new theories will be continually arising.”

- In 1989 SDA “Laodicea” could have known about Islam rising because of the 10-year proxy war with Russia & Islam from 1979-1989, and been prepared to understand 9/11, but as it was the SDA GC accepted Spiritual Formation (as per the IBMTE Handbook) in Sept. of 2001 instead, and went into deeper darkness. At MN the SDA GC will parallel the Jews’ Sanhedrin who will sic the State on “Ephesus”.

- In 1989 SDA “Ephesus” began an “increase of knowledge” (IoK) of the prophecies, and at 9/11 understood the connection between the “restraint of Islam” after 9/11 and the “restraint of Islam” on 8-11-1840, and then understood that the Millerite history from 1840-1844 was in the process of being repeated. At MN “Ephesus/Christ” will be betrayed by “Judas” to the SDA “Sanhedrin” & the State for persecution.

- God wants that kind of faith that works by love and purifies the soul so that we can live sinlessly.

- 6BC 1118.10 , “Those only who through faith in Christ obey all of God’s commandments will reach the condition of sinlessness in which Adam lived before his transgression. They testify to their love of Christ by obeying all His precepts.”

 - The 3 Angels’ Messages parallel EGW’s name (name describes a prophet’s ministry) and the counsel to the Laodiceans; they need “Gold” (Gould), “White raiment” (White), and “Eyesalve” (Ellen = light, which is not the Holy Spirit but God’s Word the Bible). They also parallel the Sanctuary: Courtyard, Holy Place, Most Holy Place, and Justification, Sanctification, Glorification.

- Moses called people out of Egypt (and out from the rebels at the Golden Calf) and built a temple.

- Nehemiah called people out of literal Babylon and built a temple.

- Christ called people out of Jewish “Babylon” and built a temple.

- Miller called people out of spiritual “Babylon” and built a temple.

- The 144,000 will also call people out of “Laodicea” first, and then Global “Babylon”, and then build a temple at the SL as per Rev. 18:1-4.

- Right now this Movement is calling people out of “Laodicea” (that is holding Babylonish teachings).

- Zechariah called “Ho! Ho! Flee out of the land of the North (Babylon)”, because he knew of the coming crisis in the time of Esther.

 

 

2-22-18, Jeff, Parallel Kingdoms

- In comparing the histories of Moses, Christ, the Millerites and the 144,000 we see that they all begin with darkness concerning God’s Word, and it is easily shown by studying the “4 Generations” of darkness in the Line of Moses and the Line of Adventism (144,000).

- The “capstone” of darkness for Adventism was the book Questions on Doctrine in 1957, though the darkness continues on beyond that time.

- Dan 11:3  And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion (H4474, ruler or rule), and do according to his will.

- Dan 11:4  And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion (H4915, empire or parallel) which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

- The “parallel kingdoms” idea, that two kingdoms can overlap each other at the same time, was seen earlier in the “Joining of the Two Sticks/7 Thunders/Last 7 Kings of Israel & Judah” study, so that we could be prepared to see that “Ephesus” and “Laodicea” are also overlapping “parallel kingdoms”, and that an “old” covenant people are being bypassed at the same time a “new” covenant people are being raised up.

- In the Line of Moses (beginning of Ancient Israel) the darkness re. God’s Word is marked by the lost knowledge of the Sabbath, the TOE is marked by his birth, and the covenant was established (and immediately broken) at Horeb. 10 tests were failed during the next 2 years until that generation was passed by, the 10 unfaithful spies died (& others), and a “new covenant” people began (Joshua & Caleb), but it still took 38 years for the rebels to all die off, a progressive COP, while their children are growing as a “parallel kingdom”.

- In the Line of the Millerites the darkness is marked by Wycliffe who was the “morning star” of the Reformation shining out of that darkness, and the TOE is marked at 1798 not only because of the papacy’s “deadly wound” but that is the year Wm. Miller got his concordance, with which he established the “proof-text” method of prophetic interpretation, which was then “broken” in 1863 with the rejection of the 2520 (and to break one law is to break them all, James 2:10). Adventism was called to repentance in 1888 but that was rejected also.

- In the Line of Christ (end of Ancient Israel) the darkness is marked by the Jews’ adoption of Greek education, and the TOE is marked at His baptism when the Jewish leaders are passed by, and their probation closed at 34 AD, but the Jews’ nation isn’t destroyed until 70 AD, a progressive COP, while the Christian Church is growing as a “parallel kingdom”.

- In the Line of the Millerites (the beginning of Modern Israel) the Christian Church had become the Protestants (or Sardis, who had lost their Reformation power and were drifting back to Rome while holding Rome’s two pillars, the natural immortality of the soul & Sunday sacredness), and their TOE is 1798, and they ended on 4-19-44 (1st Disappointment, 1st Temple Cleansing, 2nd Angel arrives).

- But the Millerite “parallel kingdom” of Philadelphia began in 1798 to take up the Reformation and carry it forward again. George Storrs defeated the Catholic doctrine on the State of the Dead (spiritualism) and others brought the Sabbath truth.

- However, from after 1850 through 1863 and 1888 the Laodicean message has become more and more relevant as it applies to more and more “phases” (7BC 964.3) of SDA life, and especially since 9/11.

- Now today, the “parallel kingdom” to Laodicea is Ephesus who understands prophecy and the union of divinity in humanity.

- Therefore the fact that the light being shined on the Incarnation now (parallel to the light on the Sabbath at the beginning of Adventism), indicates that our eyes are no longer “holden” and we are on the very verge of the PBM, and are in the final shaking where Gideon’s 9700 men are being separated from the 300.

- DA 507, “How dimly had they comprehended the prophetic scriptures! how slow they had been in taking in the great truths which testified of Christ! Looking upon Him in His humiliation, as He walked a man among men, they had not understood the mystery of His incarnation, the dual character of His nature. Their eyes were holden, so that they did not fully recognize divinity in humanity. But after they were illuminated by the Holy Spirit, how they longed to see Him again, and to place themselves at His feet!”

 

2-21-18 Afternoon, Bread of Life, part 2

- AA 90.2, “Only as they were united with Christ could the disciples hope to have the accompanying power of the Holy Spirit and the co-operation of angels of heaven. With the help of these divine agencies they would present before the world a united front and would be victorious in the conflict they were compelled to wage unceasingly against the powers of darkness. As they should continue to labor unitedly, heavenly messengers would go before them, opening the way; hearts would be prepared for the reception of truth, and many would be won to Christ. So long as they remained united, the church would go forth “fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.” Song of Solomon 6:10. Nothing could withstand her onward progress. The church would advance from victory to victory, gloriously fulfilling her divine mission of proclaiming the gospel to the world.

- The organization of the church at Jerusalem was to serve as a model for the organization of churches in every other place where messengers of truth should win converts to the gospel.”

- EGW often wrote that the members of the Church Triumphant are united with heaven.

- The members who are the “white horse” go forth “conquering and to conquer” so they are of the Church Triumphant.

- Organization brings unity, and unity brings Holy Spirit power, which is Satan’s worst fear.

- The priests were purified for 7 days before they began their work on the 8th day. They were represented by the rod that budded and bore fruit, but the ones that were drinking wine (of false doctrine) during their preparation/purification time offered “strange fire” because they could not see the difference between the common and the sacred, and were destroyed.

- The “Omega” people already claim they can’t see the difference between the common and the sacred,  and they also can’t see that they are fulfilling prophecy.

- EGW tells us to not have long discussions with critics about established truth (Titus 3:10).

- After Oct. 22, 1844 early Adventism was “scattered”, but by 1849 EGW said the “scattering time” was past and it was then the “gathering time”. Therefore they began their publishing work and establishing schools, which forced them to progressively develop an organization (even against rebellious resistance), and this Present Truth Movement has been paralleling their same work when not even planning to do so.

- 1MR 157.3-4, “We had a hard struggle in establishing organization. Notwithstanding that the Lord gave testimony after testimony upon this point, the opposition was strong, and it had to be met again and again. But we knew that the Lord God of Israel was leading us, and guiding by His providence. We engaged in the work of organization, and marked prosperity attended this advance movement. As the development of the work called upon us to engage in new enterprises, we were prepared to enter upon them.... God has blessed our united efforts. The truth has spread and flourished. Institutions have multiplied. The mustard seed has grown to a great tree. The system of organization has proved a grand success....”

- The work of organization was marred when in 1863 James White abandoned the 2520 and made the 1863 chart, and lost their oldest and youngest sons in parallel with the rebuilding of Jericho (1 Ki. 16:34).

- There were “shut doors” in 4-19-44 and 10-22-44, and also in 1863 when Adventism broke its covenant with God.

- Ancient Israel broke their covenant with God at the Gold Calf apostasy, and Aaron’s sin is pointed out as the greatest sin at that time, but he only continued to live because he repented, while 3000 defiant rebels were slain. Then the covenant was renewed (Dt. 29) to a new generation just before they took Jericho.

- When Adventism broke its covenant with God it gradually became very “Babylonish” in its teachings, and this Movement is calling SDA’s out from their Babylonish teachings, but we get accused of calling the SDA Church “Babylon”, which is not accurate. We are calling them out of “Laodicea” into “Ephesus”.

- On the Line of Christ the leadership was passed by at His birth (TOE), “Had the leaders in Israel been true to their trust, they might have shared the joy of heralding the birth of Jesus. But now they are passed by.” (DA 47) Ancient Israel was in their “Laodicea” while at the same time the Christian Church was in its “Ephesus”. For us that is 1989.

- DA 141, “With the calling of John and Andrew and Simon, of Philip and Nathanael, began the foundation of the Christian church.” But the “stones” had to be quarried out of the ground first before the “foundation” could be laid, or before 9/11 in our case.

- DA 290, “And He goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto Him whom He would: and they came unto Him. And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach.” This was a first step in the organization of His Church; first 5, then 7 more to make 12 (before the Cross at MN), then 7 more ordained after Pentecost as conditions required.

- In conclusion, the Covenant Lines of Moses, Christ & the Millerites show that organization was necessary and developed as a natural result of growth in each of the movements, but the present resistance we have now is an “internal” shaking caused by the “Omega” in this Movement.

 

2-21-18, Jeff, Bread of Life, part 1

- During the testing times of Moses, the time of Christ and the time of the Millerites the issue was “eating” the Word of God, as either manna, Christ Himself as the “Bread of Heaven” (or “Angel Food” as food provided by angels), which is the prophetic Word in the “little book” given to “eat” in Rev. 10.

- When we “eat” the 3 Angels’ Messages in the “little book” we were then given a reform message for God’s people first, then the world. At first we didn’t understand that fully until it became a controversy within this Movement. Then we saw that the histories of Moses, Christ and the Millerites were all illustrating the controversy over “eating the Word” in different ways.

- By 2012 the “external” arguments with the SDA GC were over, but the “no public evangelism” argument from within, an “internal” conflict began (the beginning of the “Omega”), and by now it is over “organization” (the end of the “Omega”), but both are answered by “eating the little book”.

- Organization is all about unity, and unity is the essence of the “ensign” in Bible prophecy. The “ensign” is made up of people who are the “outcasts of Israel” (Isa. 56:8, 66:5).

- The “ensign” is lifted up during the 7th Trumpet (when the “mystery of God is finished”) from 1844 to MN (for the “Priests”), and when the “mystery of God is finished” in a person they stop sinning forever.

- In the pattern of the “first & last”, in 1844 the emphasis was on the Sanctuary, and special light showed on the 10 Commandments and very especially the Sabbath (as the sign of sanctification), and now, as we approach MN, the emphasis is on the Incarnation (divinity combined with humanity) which is also “invested with a soft radiance” (21MR 407) which is a second witness to complete victory over sin. Therefore we are at the very end of the sounding of the 7th Trumpet now.

- The three Reformlines under consideration all include a work of organization; Moses & Jethro, Christ ordained some of His disciples, and then in Acts there was the choice of the 7 deacons.

- Unity is preserved through organization, so Satan fights against organization to prevent unity.

- In order to have organization & unity there MUST be a LEADER chosen by God, but people tend to reject the MAN God chooses and cry “kingly power”. In the wilderness wanderings it is seen that every time a problem came up the people accused Moses, their “visible” leader, of being at fault and forget about the INVISIBLE LEADER.

- AA 88.2, “The apostles must now take an important step in the perfecting of gospel order in the church by laying upon others some of the burdens thus far borne by themselves.”

- Critics of organization assert a “straw man” argument that the office of “leader” requires perfection, and that the one chosen to lead; the messenger that God raises up, must be totally free from any mistakes, even “infallible”, or else they claim the messenger and movement itself is not valid. (It reveals the presence of the spirit of popery in their own minds.)

- Some make character-attacks against the chosen leader/messengers, and some attack the message they bring, and some do both (and some even set up their own parallel organization, Num. 14:4).

- In the case of the Millerites the rebels even got Miller himself on their side against the Sabbath truth.

- In the Reform/covenant Line of Christ He actually was the “perfect leader”, and He was still rejected, because they couldn’t tell the “literal” from the “spiritual”, and it is happening again right now in this Movement. They can’t even see that they are fulfilling prophecy by their rebellion, as in the Line of Christ.

- A connected error is regarding the Holy Spirit and Latter Rain. Those who are waiting for the Latter Rain to perfect their characters at the very end, instead of working to clean their characters now, under the “former rain”, with God’s help, are going to be lost. We must have a character prepared for the Latter Rain, previously perfected under the “former rain”, “perfecting holiness in the fear of the Lord”.

- The “Omega” brethren have made these errors as they put the Latter Rain off into the future, and also reject the appointed leadership for this Movement.

- Num. 17, as an appointed leader and priest (not because of his character-perfection) Aaron’s rod that budded symbolizes a living, growing, developing and advancing message that bears fruit, not a message waiting for some future start-point after the door closes at MN before it can begin its work.

- The true leaders, the “Priests” of this Movement, are the ones who give the PBM, and are “lifted up as an ensign” in order that the people can see whose “rod” has “budded and brought forth fruit” (Aaron’s rod had received BOTH the Former Rain and Latter Rain) in time to get back on the “platform” before the door closes at MN.

- TM 506-507, re. the Former Rain cleanses from ALL filthiness of the flesh (lower nature) and spirit (higher nature) in preparation for the Latter Rain empowerment when the door closes at MN/day of the Lord’s anger.  

 

2-20-18, Jeff, Covenant Lines, part 1

- The main idea from the previous class was that the beginning and ending of a thing is the same, so Moses/Ephesus = Jesus/Laodicea for ancient Israel which has the same characteristics as Miller/Ephesus/Philadelphia = 144,000/ Laodicea for modern Israel.

- One Reformline can be broken into smaller Reformlines. The Millerite Line includes 8-11-40, 4-19-44, 10-22-44, 1863, but each timespan can be broken into a smaller Line thus: #1) 8-11-40 to 4-19-44 (1st cleansing of the Millerite “temple”). #2) 4-19-44 to 10-22-44 (2nd cleansing of the Millerite “temple”). #3) 10-22-44 to 1863 (transition from “movement” to “church”).

- Each of the smaller Lines mark the arrival of an Angel with a “writing” in his hand.

- The smaller Lines can also be laid one over another (“combined” as EGW says) to show that all 3 of the Angels arrive at the same time, as per Ezra 7:9 where Ezra has the authority of all 3 Decrees in the 3rd Decree he carried with him.

- Ezra 7:9 parallels 9/11 to us where the 3 Angels arrive with a “little book” for us to “eat”, plus the Angel of Rev. 18 arrives with a “hidden book”/“hidden manna” in His hand.

- “Eating” the Word of the Lord at each of the above Waymarks shows a new “covenant” relationship that parallels both circumcision in the OT and baptism in the NT. Therefore it is proper to equate 9/11 (and the other places where an Angel came down) with baptism. (The “Omega” people have had trouble with Parminder teaching that but it has really been an established truth from long ago, and the fact that they left this Movement shows they never really internalized the original message anyway, that “they were not of us” at all.)

- Before 2014 the critics of this Movement were all outside of it, but 2014 marks when “former brethren” began to cause an internal shaking and accuse FFA of teaching error over the “no public evangelism” issue, the “Alpha apostasy” of our time.

- Now in 2018 “organization” is the new shaking issue, but it is really the same, which shows that we are at the end of this “Omega” shaking time.

- EGW notes that the message may change over time but it is still the same Present Truth. “The Holy Spirit works upon mind and heart. The time has come when through God’s messengers the scroll is being unrolled to the world. Instructors in our schools should never be bound about by being told that they are to teach only what has been taught hitherto. Away with these restrictions. There is a God to give the message His people shall speak. Let not any minister feel under bonds or be gauged by men’s measurement. The gospel must be fulfilled in accordance with the messages God sends. That which God gives His servants to speak today would not perhaps have been present truth twenty years ago, but it is God’s message for this time. (1888 133.2).

- “To say that a passage means just this and nothing more, that you must not attach any broader meaning to the words of Christ than we have in the past, is saying that which is not actuated by the Spirit of God…. The truth, as it is in Jesus, is capable of constant expansion, of new development, and like its divine Author it will become more precious and beautiful; it will constantly reveal deeper significance…“ RH October 21, 1890.

- Rev. 12:10, As the Millerites “ate the little book” (as John), and then entered into the Most Holy Place by faith after 1844, so now we accept that when we “eat the little book” (Jer. 15:16, and following verses describe the Millerite experience) that we also “enter into the Most Holy Place by faith”, become “seated in heavenly places with Christ”, and become part of the “Church Triumphant” right now.

- Jer. 15:16, “I am called by Thy name”; name change = covenant relationship (Abram, Sarai, Jacob). Therefore we begin a new covenant relationship with God when we accept 9/11 as a prophetic event, and also begin a testing process to see if we will be faithful to the covenant.

- Eze. 2:1-3:11, When Ezekiel was called to “stand upon thy feet” the Lord spoke to him and the Holy Spirit entered him (as the Latter Rain began to sprinkle for us at 9/11), and he was given a message for God’s people only (not for public evangelism).

- Eze. 37, the message of the East Wind (9/11) makes the “dry bones” alive and “stand upon their feet”.

- Num. 14, ancient Israel failed their 10th test, so the “old” covenant people (the rebels) were passed by and the “new” covenant people (Joshua & Caleb) began; and again at 9/11.

- Ex. 16:1-35, the (3-fold) manna test for 40 years (Jesus tested 3x after 40 days), private time with God, not for public evangelism (until God led them to Jericho). The 3-fold weekly miracle of the manna (“angel’s food”) symbolized the 3 Angels’ Messages (also “angel’s food”), messages provided by the angels for us to “eat”. EW 259-261, if you don’t pass the first test you can’t take the second one, nor the third.

- The 40 years in the wilderness ended at Jericho, a type of the SL. Jesus’ 7 year ministry ended in 34 AD which was another type of the SL, but God gave the children mercy until they refused the Gospel and were destroyed in 70 AD, another type of the SL. A strange man also gave a repeated warning message of “Woe!” for the last 7 years, and the Roman Generals Cestius & Titus divided the 7 years into two 1260-day parts, the same period of mercy their fathers received.

- Num. 14:39-45, rebellion at Kedesh. The rebels rejected the Word of the Lord about them and proposed to fight in their own human strength before God told them to fight (instead of “resting” in the Lord Heb. 3), and even when the fight came at Jericho God did all the heavy work and the Israelites only did a mopping up operation.

- Moses represents two classes of worshipers (Peter too): he was 40 years old he was a rebel, but after 40 more years he is submissive to God’s will (Isaac too).

- The 40 years and the 7 years illustrate the “beginning and ending” rebellions of the “old covenant” people, and both represent an exclusive private time together with God and His “new covenant” people, before they were ready to begin their “public evangelism” work to the world.

- DA 232, “As the light and life of men was rejected by the ecclesiastical authorities in the days of Christ, so it has been rejected in every succeeding generation.” It happened with Christ at the end of ancient Israel, therefore it had to have happened with Moses at the beginning of ancient Israel, and it happened at the beginning of “modern Israel” (Millerites), and it is happening again today at the end of “modern Israel” (Adventism).

- DA 233, “For seven years after the Saviour entered on His ministry, the gospel was to be preached especially to the Jews;” (no public evangelism yet).

- DA 234.3, “God has given these things to us, and His blessing will attend the reverent, prayerful study of the prophetic scriptures.”

- GC 327.2, “Christ, at first in person and afterward by His disciples, extended the gospel invitation especially to the Jews…” (no public evangelism yet).

- AA 135.3, “As yet none of the disciples had preached the gospel to the Gentiles. In their minds the middle wall of partition, broken down by the death of Christ, still existed, and their labors had been confined to the Jews,” (no public evangelism yet).

- Considering the Covenant Line  from 1844 to 1863: As he who breaks one of the “tables” of the 10 Commandments is guilty of them all, so when the 2520 was rejected in 1863 virtually “all” of the truths on the 1843 & 1850 Charts (“tables”) were denied also, and Wm. Miller’s Dream was under way.

- 1846 is a milestone in Advent history because symbols of the “covenant” happened then, which indicate the testing time was over: EGW was married, had a name-change, was rebaptized, and she began keeping the Sabbath.

- Between 1844 & 1846 the believers were tested on the Spirit of Prophecy. When the brethren could not harmonize their views of Scripture then EGW was given a vision to guide them.

- EW 74, says there was a “scattering” and a “gathering” (before and after the SL Waymark on the Reformlines). The “old covenant” people were being “scattered” at the same time the “new covenant” people were being “gathered”, and the gathering of their truths to take to the world was complete by 1850, so it was time for the new 1850 Chart (for use in public evangelism, like in 34 AD, and at Jericho).

- The “no public evangelism” shaking in 2012 parallels the “no organization” shaking going on now, which will end at MN/Jericho/34 AD.

- The challenge for us is the same ever since 1989: do we have faith in the definition of prophecy as a figurative delineation of historical events leading down to the close of this earth’s history? Is that a mere human application, or is it God’s Word? If it is God’s Word then we must see that there has to be a special time of organization when God is entering into covenant with the 144, 000.

- The fact that the same arguments happen at the end as at the beginning show that God’s signature is all through the time of this Movement.

 

 

 

2-19-18, Jeff, 7 Churches

- Symbols can have more than one meaning, and the letters to the 7 Churches applied in their own literal history, and also in the history of ancient Israel from Moses to Christ, and again in the history of Christianity through our time until the end of the world.

- From 9/11 to MN, the first 4 churches represent 4 testing messages for this Movement based on Eze. 8: Ephesus = Image of Jealousy, Smyrna = Secret Chambers, Pergamos = Weeping for Tammuz, Thyatira = Sun worship. But also all 7 Churches can be applied from 9/11 to MN.

- The 7 Churches, 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets all have a 4 + 3 combination, the first 4 are different from the last 3 in the sequence, and the last 3 illustrate the end of the world.

- Many of the Churches have a “cause-effect” relationship: the power & righteousness of Ephesus leads to the persecution of Smyrna (2 Tim. 3:12, 3SM 397, which happens again at the end of the world, mainly from “former brethren” in the SDA Church).

- The persecution of Smyrna leads to the compromise of Pergamos with paganism, which leads to domination by pagan & papal Rome in Thyatira (there is a falling away before the man of sin can be revealed).

- The last 3 Churches are contemporary: Sardis (Old Protestantism in the Millerite time & Old Adventism now) is the target audience to receive a message from Philadelphia (faithful messengers) & Laodicea (unfaithful messengers).

- Rev. 6:2, the White Horse conquers as it is led onward step by step, both then and now, and becomes the Church Triumphant (CT 228).

- Rev. 2:2, Ephesus was marked by false apostles (traveling teachers) who were teaching lies, parallel to Moses (“Ephesus” of ancient Israel) who was faced with Korah, Dathan & Abiram who taught that all the congregation was holy and there was no distinction between the “wheat & tares” (as the “Omega” group now teaches). Anyone can be an “apostle” now with an Internet camera in their own home.

- Ephesus was rebuked for losing their first love, and forgetting their “first works”, parallel to people in this Movement who have forgotten our original teaching that one’s character has to be perfected BEFORE the SL in the USA.

- Smyrna corresponds to Judges: persecution and even martyrdom became popular and fashionable, and Christians often unnecessarily provoked the government to persecute them. Rome accepted all national religions and added them to the Pantheon, but the Christians had no nation, no king.

- Jud. 17:6, 21:25, In those days there was no king… every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

- TM 202,  “The Lord does not move upon His workers to make them take a course which will bring on the time of trouble before the time. Let them not build up a wall of separation between themselves and the world, by advancing their own ideas and notions. There is now altogether too much of this throughout our borders.”

- Another problem with Smyrna is the “synagogue of Satan”, that according to EGW confuses people until they can’t tell the difference between “wheat & tares”, which is a current problem right now.

- Pergamos parallels the books of the Kings, because the Israelite kings compromised with the pagan nations around them.

- Pergamos/paganism leads to Thyatira/papalism in cause-effect relationship, and the transition between the two are an important prophetic event noted in several Bible texts: Rev. 2:12–29, 2 Thess. 2:3–8; Rev. 13:2; Dan. 8:11, 12; 12:11; 11:30–31.

- Thyatira parallels the captivity of literal Israel in Babylon for 70 years and of spiritual Israel under Rome for 1260 years.

- After the captivity Malachi predicted the coming of “Elijah” which was John the Baptist on the Line of Israel, parallel to Wm. Miller on the Line of Adventism.

- Once these Lines are in place you can see that “Ephesus” for modern Israel overlaps with the “Laodicea” of ancient Israel, without even going through the history of the 7 Seals.

- EGW notes the repeat of the transition from paganism to the papacy: “The same spirit is seen today that is represented in Revelation 6:6–8. History is to be repeated. That which has been will be again.” Manuscript Releases, volume 9, 7.

- As history repeats the first becomes a type for the last, and the last has to be based on the first.

- Considering the 7 Seals; the 5th Seal parallels the 7th Seal, which is not a problem because the 5th, 6th & 7th Churches are all contemporary. Therefore the end illustrates the beginning again in this 3-Seal sequence.

- “‘And when he had opened the fifth seal, … Here were scenes presented to John that were not in reality but that which would be in a period of time in the future. “Revelation 8:1–4 quoted.” (which is the 7th Seal, when the SL happens) Manuscript Releases, volume 20, 197.

“When the fifth seal was opened, John the Revelator in vision saw beneath the altar the company that were slain for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. After this came the scenes described in the eighteenth of Revelation (under the 7th Seal, when the SL happens), when those who are faithful and true are called out from Babylon. [Revelation 18:1–5, quoted.]” Manuscript Releases, volume 20, 14.

- Papal Rome creates two groups of martyrs, the first during the 1260 and the last during the SL, and Rev. 18:6 calls for those murders to be “avenged” double.

- “God’s church on earth was as verily in captivity during this long period of relentless persecution as were the children of Israel held captive in Babylon during the period of the exile.” Prophets and Kings, 714.

- The first group of martyrs cry “How long?” Zech. 1:12, puts “How long?” after the 70 yrs. captivity, which EGW parallels to after the 1260 yrs. captivity. Therefore ancient Israel typifies modern Israel, the end illustrates the beginning, and “Ephesus” for ancient Israel coincides with “Laodicea” for modern Israel. 

 

2-18-18, Jeff, Great & Solemn Events

- The “great & solemn events” in EGW are the same as the “effect of every vision” in Eze. 12:23.

- They happen in “quick succession”, there are “old controversies” and new ones, “the Lord is at the door/threshold”, fanaticism and errors on sanctification arise, the “crown” passes from successive kingdoms, the “winds are restrained”, there are “preparations for war”, Ezekiel’s “wheels” represent the Reformlines, OT types meet their antitypes, there is “scattering and gathering”, Rev. 18 angel comes down, controversies over justification by faith, Jesus comes “as a thief in the night” (at MN), “life is descending” from above (the Latter Rain) and also Satan’s power is increasing from below, and we are in the Day of Atonement (Judgment of the Living).

- All of the stories in the entire Bible are going to be replayed from 9/11 to MN (the Day of the Lord), including the 7 Churches, with special emphasis on the relationship of “Ephesus” to “Laodicea” at the end of the world.

- 1 Cor. 10:11, OT histories are examples, or “types”, of the “antitype” from 9/11 to MN.

- 3SM 339, “All the great events and solemn transactions of Old Testament history have been, and are, repeating themselves in the church in these last days.”

- Preparing for war: Trump signed a bill that gives big money to the US Military to build up for “Raphia”.

- One “old controversy” that is back from the 1970’s is Desmond Ford’s “new theology” that has been taken up by the “Tree of Life/Omega” group that insist some “original sin” is taken from us at MN, whenever that is.

- Whoever has believed that the “Romans 7 man” was “converted” were “not of us” in heart in this Movement (John 6:66) because we have always taught that sin has to be overcome before the “door closes”.

- Those who have left this Movement are not to drain your time and energy by trying to bring them back in (Titus 3:10), because of 2 Cor. 3:18, by continuing to talk to them they may change your thinking by their specious reasoning, as the serpent did to Eve.

- The 7 Churches are repeating in our time, Ephesus-Smyrna-Pergamos from 9/11 to MN, then Thyatira-Sardis-Philadelphia-Laodicea.

- In the Millerite time from 1798 the “churches” were Sardis (Protestants [target audience]), Philadelphia & Laodicea (two groups mixed together).

- In our time from 1989 the “churches” are Laodicea (Adventism [target audience]) and Ephesus (which has two groups mixed together [wheat & tares]).

- Miller discovered that the 7 Churches parallel the 7 Seals in Revelation, and Uriah Smith applied them as “external-Seals” and “internal-Churches” to God’s true people.

- Miller also put the 7 Trumpets as parallel to the 7 Last Plagues, but instead of following the 7 Churches the 7 Trumpets began in the 3rd Church as judgments against Rome’s first Sunday Law in 321 AD.

- The first 4 Trumpets were pagan invasions on the Roman Empire until 476 AD, and then after the Sunday Law of 538 AD the 5th , 6th & 7th Trumpets (Woes) of Islam began.

- James White noted that the “7” Churches and Seals were further broken into 4 sequential events, and then 3 simultaneous events.

- S.N. Haskell in “The Story of the Seer of Patmos” p. 69 applied the 7 Churches to the End of the World over 100 years ago so that was standard SDA understanding even back then. Haskell used Miller’s logic and defended the “old view” of “the daily taken away” in 508 AD as paganism as per the 1843 & 1850 Charts. He also knew that the transition from “Laodicea” to “Ephesus” in the time of Christ was repeated in the Millerite time at the beginning of Adventism.

- Therefore it is consistent to see the transition from “Laodicea” (the old covenant people are being bypassed) to “Ephesus” (the new covenant people) again in our time at the end of Adventism.

- EGW made the same application in 1SM 406, “The trials of the children of Israel, and their attitude just before the first coming of Christ, have been presented before me again and again to illustrate the position of the people of God in their experience before the second coming of Christ.”

- Ancient Israel came out of Egypt, went into literal Babylon, then came back out.

- The Christian Church came out of “Egypt” (the spiritual “wilderness” of ancient Israel in 34 AD), went into spiritual “Babylon” (under the papacy for 1260 years), then came back out after 1798.

- Adventism came out of “Egypt” (the spiritual “wilderness” of backslidden Protestantism as “Sardis” after 1798), went into spiritual “Babylon” after EGW’s death, culminating in the QOD book in 1957, and ever since 1989 there has been a call to “come out” of Adventism’s Babylonish teachings (which is NOT a call to come out of Adventism).

- 3SM 399, “ALL the great events and solemn transactions of OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY have been, and are, repeating themselves IN THE CHURCH in these last days.” (emphasis supplied)

- 2SM 109, “All that God has in prophetic history specified to be fulfilled in the past has been, and all that is yet to come in its order will be. Daniel, God’s prophet, stands in his place. John stands in his place. In the Revelation the Lion of the tribe of Judah has opened to the students of prophecy the book of Daniel, and thus is Daniel standing in his place. He bears his testimony, that which the Lord revealed to him in vision of the great and solemn events WHICH WE MUST KNOW as we stand on the very threshold of their fulfillment.” (emphasis supplied)

- 8T 301, “The solemn messages that have been given in their order (7 Churches, 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets) in the Revelation are to occupy the first place in the minds of God’s people. Nothing else is to be allowed to engross our attention.”

 

2-15-18, Jeff, Faith, part 2

- Question: Does God have two churches on earth simultaneously? (Answer: Yes He often does.)

- Joshua & Caleb were the “Church Triumphant” within the “church militant” of the rest of ancient Israel.

- Jesus was the “Church Triumphant” within the “church militant” of the Jews.

- Millerites were the “Church Triumphant” within the “church militant” of Protestantism.

- Now Ephesus is the “Church Triumphant” within the “church militant” of Laodicea.

- At the TOE the previous “covenant people” are passed-by, and a “new covenant” people begin, though the previous group continue to exist and appear to function as normal for some time.

- The stones have to be quarried out of the mountain before they can be laid in the foundation for the new temple.

- 2 Cor. 10:15, increasing faith.

- Rom. 12:3, every man has a measure of faith.

- Heb. 3:1-4:12, the rebels who died in the wilderness had the Gospel preached to them, but they didn’t have any faith in it.

- Gal. 1:6-9, only Paul’s Gospel, any other “gospel” is cursed, so it is very important to know what it is.

- The SOP has the same creative power as God’s Word, therefore we should “expect and depend” on that too.

- Commenting on A.T. Jones’ article in the Review and Herald, December 24, 1908:

- If we are Justified, our faith is to “expect and depend” that we are “seated in heavenly places” as part of the “Church Triumphant” with Christ (on God’s throne) right now.

- “Our lives, ourselves, are already his; faith acknowledges his ownership and accepts its blessing. Truth, uprightness, purity, have been pointed out as secrets of life’s success. It is faith that puts us in possession of these principles. Every good impulse or aspiration is the gift of God; faith receives from God the life that alone can produce true growth and efficiency.”

- “How to exercise faith should be made very plain. To every promise of God there are conditions. If we are willing to do his will, all his strength is ours. Whatever gift he promises is in the promise itself. ‘The seed is the word of God.’ As surely as the oak is in the acorn, so surely is the gift of God in his promise. If we receive the promise, we have the gift.

-  “Faith that enables us to receive God’s gifts, is itself a gift, of which some measure is imparted to every human being. It grows as it is exercised in appropriating the Word of God. In order to strengthen faith, we must often bring it in contact with the Word.”

- Rom. 10:17, faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (& SOP).

- “Faith is the expecting the word of God to do what it says, and the depending upon that word to do what it says.” A. T. Jones, Lessons on Faith, 16.

- “If we reach the standard of perfection, our peculiar traits of disposition must be molded into harmony with Christ’s will. Then we shall sit together in heavenly places in Christ; brethren will work together, without a thought of collision.” Bible Training School, November 1, 1902.

- “The plant must either grow or die. As its growth is silent and imperceptible, but continuous, so is the growth of character. At every stage of development our life may be perfect; yet if God’s purpose for us is fulfilled, there will be constant advancement.” Child Guidance, 162.

- Creative Power: “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:3.

- 9MR 300-302, “…this Book contains all that we know for certain and all that we can ever hope to learn in regard to God and Christ, unless, like Paul, we are taken to the third heaven to hear ‘unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter’ (2 Corinthians 12:4).”

- Critics are now claiming “sola scriptura” (the Bible and the Bible alone), but EGW endorses that we can receive light from God outside of the Bible & SOP.

- What Paul learned in the throne room of God, that was “not lawful for a man to utter” at that time, was the Reformlines, or the 7 Thunders, because they are reserved until just before the COP.

- John, as Paul’s contemporary, also was told to “seal up” what the 7 Thunders uttered during the Millerite time, because they are not to be “unsealed” until just before the COP, which is now our time.

- “Faith, in itself, is an act of the mind.” (Like sin is a choice that is also an “act of the mind”, or the will.)

- The “Omega” group holds there is some “original sin” that is not included in our Justification.

- THE FOUNDATION OF OUR FAITH

“Ministers should present the sure word of prophecy as the foundation of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists.” Evangelism, 196.

- 1 Cor. 3:11, the foundation is Christ and prophecy. 1 Pet. 2:3-10, Christ the Chief Cornerstone.

- “In the Galatian churches, open, unmasked error was supplanting the gospel message. Christ, the true foundation of the faith, was virtually renounced for the obsolete ceremonies of Judaism. The apostle saw that if the believers in Galatia were saved from the dangerous influences which threatened them, the most decisive measures must be taken, the sharpest warnings given.” Acts of the Apostles, 385.

- “In the Galatian churches [of “Ephesus”], open, unmasked error was supplanting the gospel message. Christ, the true foundation of the faith, was virtually renounced for the obsolete ceremonies of [“Laodicea”].

- “The warning has come: Nothing is to be allowed to come in that will disturb the foundation of the faith upon which we have been building ever since the message came in 1842, 1843, and 1844. …We do not propose to take our feet off the platform … Do you think that I could give up the light that God has given me? It is to be as the Rock of Ages. …” General Conference Daily Bulletin, April 6, 1903.

- “The scripture which above all others had been both the foundation and the central pillar of the advent faith was the declaration: ‘Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.’ Daniel 8:14.” The Great Controversy, 409.

- “God’s great moral standard is His ten precepts, the foundation of the faith of prophets and apostles.” Manuscript Releases, volume 2, 120.

- “When the Jews rejected Christ they rejected the foundation of their faith. And, on the other hand, the Christian world of today who claim faith in Christ, but reject the law of God are making a mistake similar to that of the deceived Jews.” Selected Messages, book 1, 229.

- The Reformlines are the foundation of our faith in this Movement, and therefore are Christ, so the arguments against the Reformlines are really arguments against Christ.

 

2-14-18, Jeff, Faith, part 1

- For God to make us righteous at our conversion, then say there is some “original sin” He has to cleanse us from at some future time, makes God a liar about our righteousness at conversion.

- Reading from an article by A.T. Jones in Review and Herald, February 12, 1901…

- Heb. 11:6. God is, and He rewards those who diligently seek Him with His righteousness.

- “In believing in God it is not enough to believe in the self-existent One. He is more than that—He is more than existence: He is character. And in believing in Him it is not enough to believe that He is: we must believe WHAT He is.

- “His name embraces both these thoughts. And His name is not known unless these two thoughts—self-existence and character—are known. As to existence, His name is ‘I AM;’ and as to character, ‘I am what I am.’”

- “Righteousness within is testified to by righteousness without. He who is righteous within is not hard-hearted and unsympathetic, but day by day he grows into the image of Christ, going on from strength to strength. He who is being sanctified by the truth will be self-controlled, and will follow in the footsteps of Christ until grace is lost in glory. The righteousness by which we are justified is imputed; the righteousness by which we are sanctified is imparted. The first is our title to heaven, the second is our fitness for heaven.” —The Review and Herald, June 4, 1895. {MYP 35.2}

- Justification = Imputed (put-on-us) righteousness = title to heaven = legality of the law; Christ as Substitute.

- Sanctification = Imparted (Im-part-ed, part-of-us) righteousness = fitness for heaven = personal experience; Christ as Example.

- We “good” SDAs generally don’t let the Holy Spirit convict us that it is our smallest sins that make us participate in Jesus’ crucifixion, as well as our big sins. Therefore our repentance is at the meaningless level of Saul.

- “The knowledge of what the Scripture means when urging upon us the necessity of cultivating faith, is more essential than any other knowledge that can be acquired. We suffer much trouble and grief because of our unbelief, and our ignorance of how to exercise faith. We must break through the clouds of unbelief. We cannot have a healthy Christian experience, we cannot obey the gospel unto salvation, until the science of faith is better understood, and until more faith is exercised. There can be no perfection of Christian character without that faith that works by love, and purifies the soul.” EGW, R&H, October 18, 1898.

- Rom. 14:23, Whatsoever is not of faith is sin, and of course sin cannot please God.

- THE FOUNDATION OF OUR FAITH

- “Ministers should present the sure word of prophecy as the foundation of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists.” Evangelism, 196.

- The faith that works by love is received when we are justified by our faith in Christ, and that love makes us perfect and purifies the soul, then sanctification begins.

- Gen. 3:15, God puts “enmity” between the two seeds. One is motivated by love to God and His Law and hatred of sin.

- We get God’s love in our hearts by the Holy Spirit when we realize and are convicted of the hopeless depth of rebellion we are sunken in, and that we have destroyed ourselves, and how we have hurt everyone around us, and personally spit upon Christ, slapped Him and put the nails through His hands, but then accept the gift of His mercy and perfect righteousness in place of our sins. That is the “gold” and “white raiment” of faith and love in the Laodicean message, and the “eyesalve” is to understand that every story in His Word is being repeated in our time now.

- With this kind of faith, love and righteousness we can then correctly understand and process the prophetic information, and expect and depend upon God to fulfill His prophecies.

- Whatever is not of faith is sin, but whatever is of genuine faith is the righteousness of Christ, which will be lifted up in a group of people for the world to see.

- Let the prophetic Word increase our faith.

 

 

2-13-18, Jeff, The Prophetic Word

- 2SM 101-104, gives the definition of prophecy, and the main and final player of prophecy:

- “Historical events, showing the direct fulfillment of prophecy, were set before the people, and the prophecy was seen to be a figurative delineation of events leading down to the close of this earth’s history. The scenes connected with the working of the man of sin are the last features plainly revealed in this earth’s history.” Rome is always “the last feature” in this earth’s history.

- The context before and after the definition shows how the final attacks on God’s Word will happen through false teachers.

- “Many theories were advanced, bearing a semblance of truth, but so mingled with misinterpreted and misapplied scriptures, that they led to dangerous errors.”

- Those who deny that the Church Triumphant has already begun “misinterpret and misapply” symbolic Bible & EGW statements about the victorious final Church.

- “And those who are seeking to understand this message will not be led by the Lord to make  an application of the Word that will undermine the foundation and remove the pillars of the faith that has made Seventh-day Adventists what they are today.”

- Millerite history typifies our history in this Movement, and a major problem comes from those who have no long history in this Movement, same as with the Millerite movement, they try to move established past truths into the future.

- “Some will take the truth applicable to their time, and place it in the future. Events in the train of prophecy that had their fulfillment away in the past are made future, and thus by these theories the faith of some is undermined.”

- The “Omega/Tree of Life” group claim God will remove our hidden sinfulness at some future time, which was an old error that Robert Brinsmead put out in the 1970’s and was rejected by Adventism back then.

- “The leadings of the Lord were marked” = Waymarks in the Millerite historical events.

- The truths the Millerites discovered and put into the public arena were hammered out with much controversy.

- “Point after point was established by the Lord God of heaven. That which was truth then, is truth today. But the voices do not cease to be heard — ‘This is truth. I have new light.’ But these new lights in prophetic lines are manifest in misapplying the Word and setting the people of God adrift without an anchor to hold them.”

- The fact that there is a controversy over false prophetic teachings again at this time at the end of Adventism shows that we are on the very borders of Midnight.

- The Bible & SOP have creative power for those to believe them to mold them into the moral image of Christ.

- To believe that God takes our confessed sins away and regards us as righteous, when we still believe we have “original sin” that still makes us guilty, simply makes God a liar when He declares us as righteous.

- God cannot lie because whatever He says, instantly happens; unless He speaks in prophecy, than that happens whenever He says it will happen.

- If the prophetic Lines are the Word of God, then they also have God’s creative energy in them.

- AA 585, “In the Revelation all the books of the Bible meet and end. Here is the complement of the book of Daniel. One is a prophecy; the other a revelation. The book that was sealed is not the Revelation, but that portion of the prophecy of Daniel relating to the last days.”

- All the prophetic Lines meet and end in the book of Revelation.

- GC 355.3, “The prophecies present a succession of events leading down to the opening of the judgment.” For the Millerites it was the judgment of the dead, but for us it is the judgment of the living.

- Two aspects of prophecy to recognize are both the prophecy itself, and the circumstances of the prophet when the prophecy was given.

- The grand central theme of the Bible is the rise of the Great Controversy (external Line) and the work of Redemption (internal Line).

- Eze. 12:23, “the effect of every vision” in the whole Bible began for us at 9/11 and continues to the New Earth. Whatever happens from 9/11 onward has already been foretold in the Bible (Amos 3:7).

- Prophecies are revealed as the “7 Seals” are progressively opened, and they show the history of Ancient Israel, the Millerite time, and our time. Plus they show that “Ephesus” & “Laodicea” both exist at the same time as one sequence ends and another begins.

- 20MR 197, “There in His open hand lay the book, the roll of the history of God’s providences, the prophetic history of nations (external) and the church (internal)…. In symbolic language was contained in that roll the influence of every nation, tongue, and people from the beginning of earth’s history to its close (the entire Great Controversy) ... The destiny of every nation (including the United States) was contained in that book.” Therefore, everything in the Bible is prophetic, and it all repeats in our history as the “perfect effect of every vision.”

- Rom. 1:16-17, the Gospel is the creative power of God in His prophetic Word for salvation. Jones & Waggoner’s teachings emphasized that we have to expect God’s Word to create what it says, and to depend on it, especially now in the time of the “Omega”, from increasing faith to increasing faith.

- Hab. 2:1-4, v.1 watching to see what He says (prophecies), then v. 2-3 write them out plainly (43 & 50 Charts), and then v. 4 they separate the “lifted up” or “prideful” (gadal) from those with “prophetic faith”, both for the Millerites and for us today, and they are called “just” or “justified” by the creative prophetic Word.

- Health reformers and “1888 message” proponents downplay the prophetic message.

- Mt. 24:14-15, the Gospel is in the context of “end of the world” prophecies, not health or country living, or any other message. V. 15, says “therefore” the Gospel to be carried to the world is about the “abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel” which can only be known by studying prophecy!   

 

 

2-12-18 Jeff, Expectation & Dependence

- The “Lines” are not “above the Bible” as some say we claim, but the Lines ARE the Bible.

- 5T 708, need to keep studying prophecy.

- 2 Chron. 20:20, our prosperity depends believing God’s prophets.

- Mt. 10:41, He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward.

- 2 Pet. 1:19-20, sure word, a light, no private interpretation.

- “Ministers should present the sure word of prophecy (not the health message or country living) as  the foundation of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists.” Evangelism, 196.

- Gen. 1:1, using the “rule of first mention”, God is the creator and His Word is the creative power. Christs’ miracles confirmed that His Word has creative power, and most of God’s Word is … prophecy.

- Ultimately, every Word of God is prophetic, therefore prophecy is the foundation of our faith.

- People are losing their eternal life right now over the false accusation that “men” are putting human logic, in the “Lines”, above the Bible.

- THE DEFINITION OF PROPHECY

“There are those now living who, in studying the prophecies of Daniel and John, received great light from God as they passed over the ground where special prophecies were in process of fulfillment in their order. They bore the message of time to the people. The truth shone out clearly as the sun at noonday. Historical events, showing the direct fulfillment of prophecy, were set before the people, and the prophecy was seen to be a figurative delineation of events leading down to the close of this earth’s history.” Selected Messages, book 2, 101–102.

- The prophecies have a specific order, but the ”Omega” and “Tree of Life” people have broken the order by putting the events of 9/11 into the future.

- Prophecy is about events that are figurative, and it is linear, to be set upon a timeline.

- The present shaking in this Movement is cleansing it in preparation for being lifted up as an ensign. People may choose to not be on the Lord’s side, but the Lord never loses a battle. Therefore our confidence in God’s power in this Movement should only get stronger.

- TRACED ON A LINE

“We must have a knowledge of the Scriptures, that we may trace down the lines of prophecy, and understand the specifications given by the prophets, and by Christ and the apostles; that we may not be ignorant; but be able to see that the day is approaching, so that with increased zeal and effort, we may exhort one another to faithfulness, piety, and holiness.” Review and Herald, July 31, 1888.

- We had misunderstood some “specifications” of prophecy as they applied to “types”, until in Wales last year it was seen that the “types” were being misused by the “Psalm 23 people”.

- The 1st Angel appears at both the TOE and 9/11, but the “specifications” are different. At the TOE the 1st Angel “arrives”, and at 9/11 the 1st Angel is “empowered”. Each Waymark on a prophetic Line has its own “specifications”.

- PROPHECY LINES ARE REPEATED

“Revelation is a sealed book, but it is also an opened book. It records marvelous events that are to take place in the last days of this earth’s history. The teachings of this book are definite, not mystical and unintelligible. In it the same line of prophecy is taken up as in Daniel. Some prophecies God has repeated, thus showing that importance must be given to them. The Lord does not repeat things that are of no great consequence.” Manuscript Releases, volume 9, 7–8.

- Miller’s Rule #13, history repeats, and God takes care that history and prophecy agree.

- A SPECIFIC ORDER

“All that God has in prophetic history specified to be fulfilled in the past has been, and all that is yet to come in its order will be. …the Lord revealed to him (Daniel) in vision of the great and solemn events which we must know as we stand on the very threshold of their fulfillment.” Selected Messages, book 2, 109.

- In Rev. 6 the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah” opens the 7 Seals from the book of Daniel, and the Millerites knew they were in the 1st Seal from 1798 onward, which is the “increase of knowledge” Waymark, parallel to 1989.

- We have to expect and depend on God’s prophetic Word being fulfilled and accomplishing its purpose in our time.

- “The first and second messages were given in 1843 and 1844, and we are now under the proclamation of the third; but all three of the messages are still to be proclaimed. … showing their order, and the application of the prophecies that bring us to the third angel’s message. There cannot be a third without the first and second. These messages we are to give to the world …showing in the line of prophetic history the things that have been and the things that will be.” Selected Messages, book 2, 104–105.

- The “lines of prophetic history” from the past show the things that will be in the future, and they are not simply the product of human logic but are the creative power of God.

- WAYMARKS

The great waymarks of truth, showing us our bearings in prophetic history, are to be carefully guarded, lest they be torn down, and replaced with theories that would bring confusion rather than genuine light. Selected Messages, book 2, 101–102.

- The Waymarks upon the Lines were always in the Bible , but not understood before 1989, but they were established by Future For America after 1989. Therefore the warning that the Waymarks are to be guarded only applies after 1989. It is an attack upon the Waymarks to claim that Future For America misuses the Waymarks. That claim even fulfills the warning that there would be an attack on the Waymarks. The Millerite Waymarks were the time-prophecies that people tried to put off into the future, and our Waymarks are the “events in their order” that people are trying to put off into the future.

 

 

 

2-11-18, Jeff, Outline

- Jeff begins by reviewing the current controversy, especially about Parminder’s teaching, and how that he agrees with Parminder and even learned a key idea from Parminder, that there can’t be a “type-antitype” within the same Reformline, but one Line can be typical of a later Line, so it was an adjustment of what we previously understood. The TOE began in 1798 but Wm. Miller didn’t “get it” until 20 years later, so the understanding of a prophetic truth has to develop after it is marked on a Reformline.

- Jeff reviews the development of this message with emphasis on the years from 2004 > 2014, both year meetings were summaries of the message up to that point.

- This message has been opposed by both the SDA GC and Independent ministries ever since 1994 (external opposition), but when POTJ broke away in 2012 it marked the beginning of the “Omega” because it was people who professed to accept the truth of 9/11 who were now breaking away (internal opposition).

- The 2012 argument began over whether there were 4 or 5 generations listed in the book of Joel, then whether the insects were Islam, Rome or the 144,000.

- Also about that same time it was discovered that all of the Angels that came down had a “writing” for God’s people to “eat”, and then they had a message to take back to Adventism, rather than to focus on public evangelism, which caused another argument, but the “Covenant Lines” study showed that there were times when God’s people had special instruction for them alone before they were ready with their message for the world.

- The “Covenant Lines” study will be the focus of this Trimester.

- When God entered into a covenant with one group of people He was also bypassing or divorcing the previous covenant people because of their apostasy.

- The focus is on the exclusive internal teaching work for God’s people before they were ready to “evangelize” the outside world; first in the time of Moses, then Christ, then the Millerites, and finally for us in this Present Truth Movement today. For Moses it was 40 years, for Christ it was 7 years, and for the Millerites it was 6 years (for us it will be 30 years in 2019).

- The “Omega” argument over “public evangelism” has since morphed into the present resistance against “organization”, with particular attention to the issue of “kingly power” within the organization, and rejection of appointed leadership authority.

- The answer to both controversies is the same since “the end shows the beginning”, and the current conflict re. organization is understood to be the “end” of the Omega because the 3 previous histories also show an organizational work that was resisted.

- GC 329, Miller’s message was complete in 1818, many years before he first went public with it in 1831. Everything after 1818 was just expanding on the original message.

- The message of Future For America was complete in 1996 with the publication of the “Time of the End” (message) and “Prophetic Timelines” (methodology)  magazines (and the “Final Rise & Fall of the King of the North” book), but the study of Dan 11:40-45 was begun in 1989.

- RH 3-22-87, Revival is our greatest need. TM 113, D&R will bring the revival. 1SM 121, Revival is a renewal of life, needed because we are “dead”, and it has to happen at least just before the SL hits in the United States in Dan. 11:41.

- Dan. 11:42 marks the Mark of the Beast and the Close of Probation for Adventism in the USA, but all of the breakaway ministries are focused on some kind of character perfection just after the door closes, which is a complete denial of the foundation of this message as it was established in 1996.

- Once you grasp the prophetic connection between 1818 and 1996 you are proof against most of the foolish arguments going on nowadays. We must have a character prepared for the Seal of God before MN, and the prophetic Lines ARE the Bible, not “above” the Bible as some falsely allege we say.

- True faith not only believes that God’s Word has supernaturally creative power, but that what it says will be actually fulfilled. The foundation of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists is prophecy.

- Interpretation of prophecy is the crux of the current conflict with the “Omega” in this Movement, and in order to stay straight you have to have faith that the Reformlines will be fulfilled as we understand them rather than as the “Omega” people understand them, and that there is duly appointed authority in the leadership of this Movement, or you will be swept away.

- To profess to believe the “Time of the End” & “Prophetic Lines” magazines without letting it subdue the heart and change your life is an incomplete faith at best.

- Evidence indicates the Lord is now taking this Movement down to “Gideon’s 300”, and the last argument of the “Omega” is over organization and authority, which was the same as the first argument of the “Omega” over public evangelism; it was really about organization and authority then too.

- When the “300” are ready they will be “lifted up as an ensign” to the world.

- Amos 3:7, the Lord doesn’t do anything without showing it to His servants the prophets.

- If the Church Triumphant is in heaven, then when we are converted and justified through the infilling of the Holy Spirit we are “seated in heavenly places” with Christ on His throne with Him.  We overcome by submitting to the Father’s will as He did, here and now and not at some future time.

 

 2-5-18, Parminder, The Final Warning, part 1

- GC 603, empowerment of the 3rd Angel at the SL. (10MR 314, 3rd Angel to be proclaimed with “increasing power”, a progression of power.)

- LS 411, New York buildings fall = Rev. 18 = 9/11.

- 1SM 362.4, “The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer.”

- GC Chs. 38-39 (The Final Warning & Time of Trouble), class works on placing the Waymarks described (but not named) in the chapters on our Reformline in the order of the model of Hos. 10:12 (Fallow Ground, TOE, Plough/break up, Sow, Former Rain, Latter Rain, Harvest).

- Parminder strongly stresses the need to work out a unity of understanding while in the class, and not to sit silently in disagreement. The main point right now is not so much doctrinal unity as learning how to reconcile differing viewpoints as brethren in the spirit of Christ, and purposefully not becoming offended at each other personally. (Admittedly no easy task.)

- To illustrate the technique of “making application” of a prophecy, the class is referred to the Millerite’s use of Habakkuk 2. The prophecy itself is speaking of the invasion (Babylon’s 2520 curse) that was “coming for sure even though it seemed to tarry”, but the Millerites “made application” of that vision to their own time, saying that the fulfillment of Dan. 8:14 (the 2300 yrs.) was “coming for sure even though it seemed to tarry”.

- Habakkuk wrote his vision on “tables” of stone, but the Millerites wrote their vision on the “tables” of the 1843 & 1850 Charts in their application of Hab. 2 to their own time, and as “prophets” we are supposed to “make application” of the vision to our own time.

- If you don’t understand the original meaning right then you are liable to make errors in your application.

- The Millerites had their MC on a set date, Aug. 15, 1844, but the parallel in our time, the Loud Cry, is something that “swells” over a period of time.

- We used to show the “increase of knowledge” (IoK) as an ascending line, but now mark it as a point on the line because it marks the fulfillment of Dt. 18:18 in the raising up of Wm. Miller in 1818.

- Also by the “IoK” in 1818 they had all of their information they needed for their message, parallel to 9/11 on our Line when we had all the information we needed for our message then. Everything after then is just refinement of the original message.

- Dt. 18:18 speaks of a “prophet” being raised up and was fulfilled in Wm. Miller in 1818 for the Millerites, and is fulfilled again in this Movement in 1989.

- For the “Priests” the Millerite MC parallels the SDA Loud Cry, but remember that the LC also “swells” in a progression after the SL.  

 

2-4-18, Parminder afternoon, Baker Letter, part 3

- 13MR 14, last sentence of 1st paragraph, re. “to restore to the world the moral image of God in man and to reshape the character”. Class analyses what “restore the moral image of God” and “to reshape the character” means. Character is “thoughts & feelings” (Mar. 222.2).

- Class struggles with whether we are “restored” to the state of Adam before his fall, or after he was converted.  Eph.3:16, strengthened in the inner man.  2Cor. 4:16, outward man perishes (gets older every day) while the inner man “goes back to his beginning” every day. Therefore we are restored to Adam’s converted state because our “outward man” gets older every day like Adam’s converted body did. There was no difference in Adam’s “inner man” between Adam’s pre-Fall and post-Conversion state.

- We are still confusing “perfection” with “maturity”. So why are we not “mature” yet? God controls the Latter Rain that brings maturity.

- 4BC 1164.8, “The youth especially stumble over this phrase, ‘a new heart.’ They do not know what it means. They look for a special change to take place in their feelings. This they term conversion. Over this error thousands have stumbled to ruin, not understanding the expression, ‘Ye must be born again.’

“When Jesus speaks of the new heart, He means the mind, the life, the whole being. To have a change of heart is to withdraw the affections from the world, and fasten them upon Christ. To have a new heart is to have a new mind, new purposes, new motives. What is the sign of a new heart?—a changed life. There is a daily, hourly dying to selfishness and pride.” (The Youth’s Instructor, September 26, 1901) {4BC 1164.10}

- In conversion Christ restores the “higher powers” of the “inner man” to be in control of the “lower powers”, which is the “moral image of God”.

- Since we all in this Movement have been “baptized” by faith in 9/11, we are now complete in Christ but yet growing in maturity (blade, ear, full corn), so there is no need to be anxious about “getting ready for our COP by MN”, which is an error. “Maturity” does not determine our salvation, but whether we are “in Christ” at all, or not; if we are in the growing process or not.

- Our unity in both belief and love between brethren will reveal our conversion in Christ.

 

2-4-18, Parminder, Typology

- GC Chs. 38-39 (The Final Warning & Time of Trouble).

- 3 models for Reformlines or parables are; Agriculture, Construction and Marriage.

- Under inspiration different prophets apply the same Bible verses differently. A problem arises when we confine ourselves to only EGW’s application of a Bible verses, instead of using our own prophetic right to apply Bible verses differently than she does.

- If a parable is based on agriculture then the application must be based on agriculture also.

- Hos. 10:12, “fallow ground” before the TOE and “break up” after with straight “lines” = furrows after the TOE. Also, Joel 3 the “valley of decision”, Eze. 37 the “valley of dry bones”, which is “Tophet” and the “valley of the son of Hinnom” where God’s people made pagan human/child sacrifices.

- The sins that need to be broken up after the TOE begins are the “sins of the fathers” or “prophetic sins”.

- Next is to sow righteous “seed” and receive righteous “rain”, then comes the perfect growth toward maturity. “Perfection” is at every stage of growth (blade, ear, corn) and “maturity” is fully grown.

- If the “rain” began at 9/11 then even the “blade” stage of growth is “perfect”, contrary to the “Omega” claim that there is no perfection until MN.

- Inspiration usually focuses on the end-stage of growth, but our job is to focus on the beginning “foundation” since 9/11.

- The Church Militant has always been a mix of “wheat & tares”, but will eventually be only “tares”.

- The Church Triumphant is currently a mix of “wheat & tares”, but will eventually be only “wheat”.

- The problem is easier to understand in the “construction” model; easier to mentally separate the Ark from the men building it.

- The Temple was perfect at every stage of construction, but the workers were lazy (Haggai/Zechariah).

- When speaking of the Church Triumphant we have to be careful to speak of the work and the workers separately.

- GC 389.3, “perfect fulfillment” = maturity or completion.

- Apr. 19, 1844 was a perfect fulfillment of the 2nd Angel’s message, and 9/11 was perfect too.

- We have been a bit sloppy in our descriptions, but since dissenters have come up we have to “tighten up” our language and be more precise as we describe prophetic events and ideas.

- Constantine’s pagan SL in 321 AD was not a “type” of the papal SL in 538, but 538 was a further development or progression of Sunday laws, as it will be in the future.

- But, the development of the SL from 321 to 538 at that time on its own line, is a type of the development of the SL from the MC to the SL in our time on our line.

- EGW often makes an application of one Reformline to another Reformline (Pentecost to the End line = Former Rain to the Harvest line).

- 10MR 314, 3rd Angel to be proclaimed with “increasing power”, a progression of power.

- GC 401.3, the Millerite movement was “free from human imperfection”, as a type of our Movement.

- Back to Hos. 10:12, to “sow in righteousness” = 2nd Angel (at 9/11), and righteousness is victory over sin (Rom. 6:1-3, 7:1-6).

- Joel 2:23 shows “former rain” and then “latter rain” before the harvest/binding off.

- A mistake some have been making was putting the latter rain at the binding off instead of before it, which forces one to move the 2nd Angel from 9/11 to a later time.

- CET 112.3, (the Latter Rain must be before the Binding Off), “I saw that many were neglecting the preparation so needful, and were looking to the time of “refreshing” and the “latter rain” to fit them to stand in the day of the Lord, and to live in His sight. Oh, how many I saw in the time of trouble without a shelter! They had neglected the needful preparation, therefore they could not receive the refreshing that all must have to fit them to live in the sight of a holy God.”

- The latter rain at Pentecost sent the disciples out to do evangelism, first to the “church” then to the world. It was not for them to perfect their characters. That was done in the 50 days before Pentecost. Our character perfection is done during the Former Rain, not the Latter Rain.  

 

2-02-18, Jeff & Parminder, Explanation of the Shaking

- Question #1 - The Bible is a dead letter. Response to the charge that Parminder’s reference to the Bible as a “dead letter” was wrong.

- Heb. 4:12, “dividing asunder soul and spirit”. It is ok to take Bible verses and apply them to a local person or situation; Paul, EGW and we all do it. Parminder suggests “dividing asunder soul and spirit” refers to the “separation of wheat and tares” as a legitimate application of the “dividing” aspect of the  verse. Therefore the Bible is indeed a “dead letter” if it is never read or if it is not allowed to convert the heart. Beyond that it is also God’s “Sword” when used by human agents to separate two classes of people.

- Question #2 - Following Man. Response to the charge that this Present Truth Movement is following man or men, primarily directed at Parminder.

- The Apostle Paul had the same problem, but we are to imitate his method of work anyway. The main charge against Paul was that he was bringing “Gentile sinners” into the movement without “due process”. No other man had “commissioned” him to do his work, so his work was questioned and resisted.

- Paul was the driving force in “Ephesus” but the Jews, and Judaizing Christians, wanted to pull him back into Jewish “Laodicea”. Critics against this Movement now, who just 4 years ago believed it was led of God, want to pull it back toward SDA Laodicea with the charge that it is following “a man, or men” instead of Laodicean Adventism.

- The root of this accusation is a doctrinal disagreement that began about a year ago, and is recurring again now.

- Isa 35:8  “And an highway (prophetic Reform Line) shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.”

- GC 343.2 (GW 1), The truth most clearly taught in the Bible is that God uses “weak, erring, men” to do His work. When men “eat” His Word (Jeremiah, Ezekiel, John) then the words that come out of their mouths are inerrant God’s Words, and they are God’s “prophets”.

- In 1 Cor. Paul says that “prophesying” is the best gift of God to His Church, and encourages all to seek to do it as His messengers or ambassadors.

- DA 455.3, is about enemies trying to entrap Jesus; and the same thing is happening in this Present Truth Movement in general (and Parminder in particular). Converted people recognize the Truth when they see it, and the man who is presenting it, and the organization “ministry” that supports him. God’s “sheep” know His voice, even when it is given through a man.

- Question # 3 - Deception of Elder Jeff. Response to the charge that Parminder has deceived Elder Jeff.

- The people who make this charge are evidently themselves following Jeff (instead of the Bible Jeff presents), and are afraid Parminder will lead astray both Jeff and them too.

- The alleged Millerite precedent is when men influenced Wm. Miller to reject the Sabbath.

- The charge is invalid both because Jeff & Parminder have very little contact, and also Jeff denies that Parminder influences him anyway.

- At issue is Parminder’s studies on the Nature of Man, which people misunderstand just as people misunderstood Jones & Waggoner in 1888 on the 3rd Angel’s message of righteousness by faith. However, EGW surprised them by endorsing Jones & Waggoner’s studies, and Jeff is surprising some people now by endorsing Parminder’s studies on the Nature of Man, but their basic fear is fear for themselves.

- Question #4 - The Prophecy of 2014. Response to the charge that Parminder made a false prophecy in 2012 about 2014.

- In 2012 Parminder’s local study group added “126” (a symbol of the 2520 “scattering”) to 1888 (a symbol of the SL) which came to 2014. The class discussed that there could be a possibility of a SL in 2014 just as speculation, but since there are EGW quotes against the use of time the matter was dropped, except that some of the study sessions were recorded and put out into the public arena.  

- 2014 did become a Waymark, but not for that reason. POTJ left the movement, Ezra. 7:9 was introduced, the 2014 Prophecy School encapsulated all the current teachings, ISIS Islam became known, Russia invaded Crimea, USA aligned with Saudi Arabia (on 9/11) to disrupt Syria and prevent building an oil-pipeline (same as in ’79-’89 war because of an intended pipeline through Afghanistan).

- The “126” applies not only from 1888 > 2014, but also “126” from 1875 (J. White’s book on Miller where he says Miller’s only mistake was ‘43-’44, not the 2520) to 9/11, and “126” from 1863 > 1989.

- “126” as 1/10th of 1260 is a symbol of the “Remnant” (Isa. 6:13, Rev. 11:13).

- Parminder maintains on the basis of the complete Reformline of the 144,000 (from 1844 > 2nd Coming), that since 1888 was a SL then something that happened in 2014 can also be marked as a SL (though we haven’t found what it was yet), and Jeff agrees.

- What this Present Truth Movement has done is to add other Waymarks (1989 & 9/11) between 1844 & the SL, and call the 1989 > 9/11 time “Preparation”, and from 9/11 > SL “Former Rain”. Adventism has always referred to the time after the SL as the “Latter Rain” to the COP, then “Jacob’s Trouble” to the 2nd Coming.

- “Jacob’s Trouble” began at “midnight” and parallels the “binding off” from MN > MC, which puts the previous Waymark (the SL) at 2014 as the transition from the “former rain” & “Latter Rain” so that the “Latter Rain” really began at 2014 (based on Hos. 10, Mk. 4, Mt. 13).

- Question #5 - Do the Lines overrule the Bible? Response to the charge that Parminder puts the Lines above the Bible, and that Parminder is saying the SDA Church is Babylon.

- The “4 Generations of Adventism” show Adventism is in “Babylonian captivity” right now, in theological captivity to the teachings of Babylon as shown by the degeneration of our SDA prophetic message.

- The 1260 from 538 > 1798 parallel the “126” from 1863 > 1989, so both 1798 & 1989 are the TOE.

- In 1798 America “called” the Protestants out of Catholic Europe, parallel to Cyrus’ decree (or “call”) to allow the Jews to return to Israel, and in 1989 the 4th Angel of Rev. 18 began to repeat the 1st & 2nd Angel’s messages and gives the “call” to “come out of her My people”, which includes first the “Priests” of 9/11, and also the “Levites” at the MC, then the “Nethinim” at the SL.

- Therefore the “call out of Babylon” given to Adventism is not to call the SDA Church “Babylon” but the call to come out of the corrupted Babylonish prophetic message Adventism has now into the “advancing light of the third angel”.

- As for the “Lines” trumping the Bible & SOP, it is the Lines that help us to understand the Bible & SOP more clearly, so it is not one over the other but both working together.

- When anyone learns enough about Christ to be “born again” they come out of “Thyatira/Babylon/world” into “Sardis/Philadelphia”, but if they ever get satisfied with their spiritual knowledge and cease to seek for more light, then they become self-satisfied “Laodicea” which is spiritual death. It is the “advancing light of the 3rd Angel” in the Lines that keep spiritual life alive.

- The Lines, along with Millerite history, help us to properly place Bible verses so that we can know where we are in the final events sequence before the SL arrives, so that we can make proper preparation for the SL crisis.

- Question #6 – Spiritualism. Response to the charge that Parminder was brought up as a Sikh and is therefore influenced by spiritualism. The same could be said for every former Catholic that has come into this message because Catholicism is even more into Eastern Mysticism than Sikhism is.

- Parminder’s studies on the Nature of Man, especially Paul’s “inner man/outward man” idea (Rom. 7:22, Eph. 3:16, 4:24, 1 Pet. 3:4, 2 Cor. 4:16) offend those who have the doctrines of apostate Protestantism & Catholicism already in their minds.

- The real-life parallel is that our human body gets old when our minds think the same as when we were younger. Another parallel is that Justification is a continuous state while Sanctification is a continuous ongoing process.

 

2-1-18, Parminder, The 2520 Rejected

- Wm. Miller deduced that “the daily” in Daniel was paganism based on 2 Thess. 2:7 where Pagan Rome is the “he” that needed to be “taken out of the way” before Papal Rome could arise.

- In Rev. 17 we see that the “woman” (pagan religion), sits on the “heads” of all of the “beasts” (secular kings), and controls them.

- The 4 kingdoms of Dan. 2 are parallel to the 7 heads of Rev. 17. In the previous class 4 Israelite kings were noted in prophecy even though there were 7 kings in the same history.

- Rev. 17, the 5th head is not Papal Rome, but the European kings that Papal Rome “rides” (which makes the 3-fold union of Rome, the European kings, and the Eastern Byzantine Empire), and the 8th head is a copy, on a global scale, of #5; Papal Rome ruling over secular kings (the U.N.), a union of Church & State.

- But Rev. 16:13, 19 shows 3 groups (Beast = Rome, Dragon = U.N., False Prophet = USA as leader of the U.N. and helper of the Beast).

- In Lev. 26:18, 21, 24, 28, we see a structure of increasingly severe judgments that recur throughout Scripture. V.1-13 offer covenant blessings (Mt. Gerizim), or else v. 14-17 threaten cursings (Mt. Ebal, the time of the Judges). V. 18 refers to the punishment of Manasseh in 677 BC to v. 35 where the final destruction of Zedekiah is foretold.

- However, Adventism interprets “seven times” as the increasing intensity of curses rather than as the duration of the curses. The verses themselves only point to the literal 70 years of captivity, but Wm. Miller made an application based on the time element, 2520 years.

- One of the “Omega” people (who discovered and subscribed to Miller’s interpretation of the 2520 ever since he discovered it in 2005), has now rejected it.

- The traditional SDA application of the 70/2520 is to the 1260 from 538-1798, but we apply the 70/2520 from 1989 (TOE/”gathering”) to the SL, with the “#4” (4 Judean kings), and the 7 Thunders (1st & 2nd Angels’ messages) from 1798-1844. 

- As to “scatterings”, the “seven times” first applies to the 70 yrs. “scattering” under Babylon (Lev. 26), then to the 7 Trumpets “scattering” under paganism (Rev. 8-11) by “4 horns” and “3 Woes” (Islam).

- Cyrus “killed” Babylon and then freed God’s people, but at the end of time it was Napoleon’s France that “killed” Babylon and the USA that freed them.

- In 1798 the USA was “Sardis” = “escape” (from Babylon) from 1798-1844, and in 1989 this Present Truth Movement was also “Sardis” just coming out of the captivity to Babylonish teachings that have been adopted by Adventism for 126 = ”2520” yrs. from 1863-1989.

- When God’s people break their Covenant they are always punished by a “2520” captivity in “Babylon”, then at the TOE, a few people “come out” from that captivity as “Sardis” and they call others out to join them, as their “2520” is progressively coming to its end (through 1989, 9/11, MN/MC, SL).

- It is a shame now that some of the original people who “came out of Babylon” are now denying their own message that they discovered, and have become the “Omega”. They now deny that this Movement has the spiritual authority, right and even duty to make applications of Scripture to its own time in order to bring together all the loose ends of the various prophetic truths into a unified comprehensive final message for the world.

 

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1-31-18, Parminder, Afternoon, Baker Letter, part 2

- Question re. the 2520:

- The 2520 represents all the pagan, anti-God religions that have ruled over God’s people, or “the daily”.

- The 2520 is a time prophecy based on the “covenant” of the Sabbaths-of-the-land  law in Lev. 25-26.

- The 2520 also connects this Movement to the Two Charts (1843 & 1850), which are a fulfillment of Hab. 2, and Habakkuk was a prophet during the reign of the “last 4 kings of Israel” (Manasseh, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah, are intended even though there were actually 7 kings [7 Thunders]).

- We do not use the Grammatical/Critical or Historical/Critical method of Bible study in this Movement (though we do use grammar and history), but rather “line-upon-line” or “proof-texting”.

- The end of the two 2520-yr. prophecies bracket 1798 > 1844, and so do the “last 4 kings”, and also Habakkuk’s 2520 vision from 677 BC > 1844.

- The “2520” from 1798 (TOE) to 1844 (COP) contains both the “scattering” of the Protestants (who join with “the daily”), at the same time as the “gathering” of the Millerites.

- The “2520” from 1989 (TOE) to the SL (COP) contains both the “scattering” of those who reject the 2520 since 9/11 (who join with “the daily”), at the same time as the “gathering” of those who accept the 2520 since 9/11.

- Critics claim that since this Movement recognizes that the SDA Church is afflicted/compromised with Babylonish teachings, which we must expose, that we are accusing the SDA Church of being Babylon.

- Baker Letter, part 2 (13MR 14), children inherit disobedience, guilt and death. Genesis & Exodus speak of natural children, but the apostle Paul uses those texts in a symbolic “spiritual” meaning to apply to his day, and we do the same also, however now we get accused of “changing Scripture”.

- Class discusses MT 13 (wheat & tares), observing facts and making judgments, and the role of a prophet (Jer. 15:19). Are the servants who see the tares “prophets”? “Investigation” is the process of forming an opinion. Judgments are made, but are not “executed”.

- A plain reading of the text of MT 13 gives an opinion that differs from the application EGW made of the text to her own time, which is the time of the Laodicean church, like Paul made application of Bible texts to his own time.

- Therefore the “Omega” people, our former brethren, accuse us of disregarding EGW when we apply the parable according to the plain reading of the text.

- Back to Adam in Gen. 3:15; he was restored and received the gift of the Holy Spirit, but he could not pass that on to his sons (only his lower nature). They were born without the Holy Spirit and therefore had to receive the Holy Spirit themselves as their own personal gift of God. (God has no “grand-children” only children.)

- Cain & Abel were born with Adam’s disobedience and sentence of death latent in them, but were not actually guilty of anything until they actually committed some kind of act of disobedience.

- Class struggles with the ideas of “original sin” (without naming it), and “grace”, and considers Ps. 1:1, where the “ungodly” are “sinners” because of their personal choice to be “scornful” of God, and the “blessed” man in v.1 is the same as the “righteous” in v.6, also because of his personal choice.

- Parminder admits the question has no straightforward answer, but Miller’s Rule of “repeat & enlarge” helps us to get rid of many of our preconceived ideas.

 

1-31-18, Parminder, Captivity

- Review of the previous class: Anyone who stands at the sacred desk to teach God’s truth is God’s prophet. There is a tendency in both the SDA GC and Independents to put the events connected with the COP farther off into the future. The 2520 is about “the daily” oppression of God’s people by paganism (which is being rejected by some who claim to be part of this Present Truth Movement even though they don’t admit it plainly).

- The 2520 shows the “scattering” of “literal” Israel into the world, and the “gathering” of “spiritual” Israel, or the “Nethinim”, out of the world at the end of the world (the “Joining of the Two Sticks” study).

- Parminder suggests that a good basic knowledge of the traditional understanding of the 2300 yr. prophecy would save us from unwittingly denying the 2520, and leads the class to examine the points of the 2300 yr. prophecy.

- In Dan. 8:13 it is first paganism “the daily” (transgression) ending in 538 AD, and then the papal “transgression of desolation” ending in 1798 to oppress God’s people “tread down the host”, and in Dan. 9:26 it is pagan Rome’s “people of the prince” in 70 AD, and then the papal “flood” ending in 1798, but Dan. 8:13 includes the “treading down of the Sanctuary” until 1844.

- Parminder asks the class why the 2300 can not be the “mareh” vision.

- The 2520, 2300 & 1335 are all “links in the chain of truth”. The 1335 ended in Apr. 1844, parallel to 9/11 on our Reformline, and the 2520 & 2300 ended on Oct. 1844, parallel to MN/SL/COP on our Reformline, and all have to do with the captivity of God’s people in Babylon. God’s people were taken captive by literal Babylon in 677 BC and God’s present-day people are in captive to “spiritual” Babylon today and actually Medo-Persia and Greece qualify as aspects of “Babylon” all the way through the prophecy because they all are “the King of the North” and “the daily” in Dan. 11.

- Rev. 17, the woman/Babylon “sits on the heads” of all of the kingdoms of Bible prophecy starting with literal Babylon and ending with the U.N. as “spiritual Global Babylon”. She is the “perpetual” or “the daily”.

- Those who came out of “Babylon” at the TOE in 1798 went from Europe to the USA “Glorious Land” to another TOE in 1844 (every time prophecy has its own “TOE”). The parallel is Cyrus’ decree for God’s people to leave Babylon and go to the “Glorious Land”.

 

 

1-30-18, Parminder, Afternoon, Baker Letter, part 1, 13MR 14 (1895)

- This class is an exercise to illustrate how people get different understandings of what we read.

- EGW had “public visions” for 40 years (1844 – 1884) and afterward had private “night-season” visions.

- The Bakers are discouraged because of apparent lack of success in their evangelism efforts.

- The “mother” is someone Sister Baker has touched, who will then pass her knowledge on to her children.

- It is more important to train one person thoroughly in the truth, than do shallow work with many people.

- Many people have left this Present Truth Movement with lots of knowledge, but not knowing the “Truth”.

- Class discusses how we “inherit” “disobedience, guilt & death” from Adam, and just what “inheritance” means.

- Adam was created “dead” from the ground then the Holy Spirit made him alive (compare Eze. 37, where the “church” is “dead bones” as Eve was a “dead bone” but is made alive by the Spirit of God).

- After his sin Adam still had physical breath but no Holy Spirit “breath”, and he received “guilt feelings” based on his new knowledge.

- Phineas Gage lost control of his brain frontal lobes and also lost any sense of guilt or conscience. Very young children also have no working conscience.

- Gen. 3:15, the “seed”. Who is the “seed” referring to? We are accused of “manipulating” (interpreting) Bible & EGW statements, but we are allowed to do so on the basis of the use of “seed” in the Bible.

- In Gen. 13:16, 22:17, 26:4, 28:14, 32:12, Ex. 32:13 the “seed” means “children”, but in Gal. 3:16 & 29 Paul interprets “seed” differently, as he often does with other OT words. Rather than citing Gen. 3:15 he refers to the promise re. Abraham’s “seed”. Why or how? By the Holy Spirit and faith.

 

 

1-30-18, Parminder, Introduction

- The study of “fractals” gave us light that there are “Priests”, “Levites” and “Nethinim”, but this idea is under attack presently.

- To focus on the end of the 2300 year prophecy rather than the beginning and duration of it is a mistake the “Omega” group is making.

- Some of the main themes of imagery in the Bible are construction, marriage and agriculture.

- As the foundation and central pillar of Adventism, the theme of the 2300 years is judgment, first on the “church” and then on the “world”, and by using Sanctuary imagery the “church” is further divided into “Priests” & “Levites” and the “world” is designated “Nethinim”, Ezra 8:15, 20.

- If you get too emotionally involved in a situation you lose objectivity and the ability to observe and weigh pros & cons impartially, as is happening now with some people.

- An artificial distinction and even conflict is being made between the use of “prophetic Lines” and Inspiration, but the “Lines” help us to properly locate the inspired statements in order.

- “Fractals” are easily seen in Rev. 14:6-11 where the 1st Angel’s message has elements of the other two in it.

- The focus of last Trimester’s study was the “nature of man” which is also the “nature of sin”, and the 2300 years is about God’s dealing with man’s sin, Christ’s righteousness and God’s judgment to come.

- (Even though they will deny it) in order to focus on the END of the 2300 years rather than the events at the BEGINNING of the 2300 years, the “Omega” group has had to go back to the “new view” of “the daily” in Daniel (which is that “the daily” is Christ’s heavenly sanctuary ministry that was “taken away” by the papacy), instead of the SDA pioneer “old view” of “the daily” which holds that it is the daily opposition of paganism (which is what the 2520 is about) to the true worship of God.

- Question: Can a Waymark become a “type” for another Waymark farther down on the same Reformline? Answer: To do so breaks the logic of the “type-antitype” relationship. One Reformline can become a type of another Reformline (the Millerite Line is a type of the 144,000 line), but to have a “type-antitype” on the same Reformline breaks the logic, is illogical.

- “Tree of Life” (Omega group) claims there was no “glory” at 9/11, therefore it must be a “type” of the glory that will be seen at MN. Therefore also the 4th Angel of Rev. 18 didn’t descend on 9/11 but will appear at MN…. or if we don’t see the “glory” at MN then it will be at the SL, putting the attributes of 9/11 off farther down the Line of time.

- Compare the Great Controversy chapters 38-39 (Final Warning & Time of Trouble). Ch. 38 begins with the 2nd & 3rd Angels’ messages which is the empowerment of the 4th Angel of Rev. 18 (which is the Sunday Law); and Ch. 39 begins with the 3rd Angel’s message.

- For those who accuse of just “following man”, Dt. 18:18 says that God will put His words in man’s mouth, so we are not hearing man but God when the words are God’s words.

- When Parminder allegedly said “the Lines trump Scripture” the Omega people are wresting his meaning.

 - Anyone who shares God’s Word with another person, whether sharing a prophecy or not, even at the dinner table, becomes a de-facto “prophet” speaking in God’s name, but people get offended if you change from prophetic description to moral application. They become “jealous” (Ex. 20:5) which is the real underlying root problem with all of the current factions in this movement.

- To question the “established truths” associated with 9/11 from then until now is to “step off the platform” of established truths for this Present Truth movement.

- Much studying going on now, either to confirm what we have believed, or to unconfirm what we have believed.

- The questions under debate now (caused by “jealousy”) are 1) the nature of man, 2) is the SDA Church Babylon or not?, 3) the nature of inspiration [which is leading people to attack the proper understanding of the 2300-year prophecy].

 

1-27-18, Tyler at Lambert, A New Heart

- The 3-fold nature of man is intellectual (understanding & knowledge), moral (conscience & will), and physical (affections, lusts, desires, feelings, thoughts).

- Our body is “the house in which we live” (Kress Collection, 45). Therefore “we” is not our “body”.

- AH 127, “The lower passions have their seat in the body and work through it.” Therefore we are not to punish our body in order to get control of our “lower passions” or “animal propensities”.

- CG 446, a terrible admission to say you can’t overcome your lower passions. Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

- The intellectual and moral are the “higher powers”, and the physical is the “lower powers”.

- Need of self-discipline, the surrender of self, putting the “lower nature” under control of the “higher nature”.

- Satan is not a “puppet master”. He entices us to will to do what he suggests, but we can also will to deny him and to serve God.

- 2 MCP vol. 2. 691, “The Spirit of God does not propose to do our part, either in the willing or the doing. This is the work of the human agent in cooperating with the divine agencies. As soon as we incline our will to harmonize with God’s will, the grace of Christ stands to cooperate with the human agent; but it will not be the substitute to do our work independent of our resolving and decidedly acting.”

- 4MR 113.3, “Man can accomplish nothing without God, and God has arranged His plans so far as to accomplish nothing in the restoration of the human race without the cooperation of the human with the divine. The part man is required to sustain is immeasurably small, yet in the plan of God it is just that part that is needed to make the work a success.”

- Moses had to lift his rod to part the Red Sea, and the Israelites had to step into the Jordan to cross it.

- 12 MR 127, We should bear a positive testimony about the Christian life, but we have to choose to let God work through us.

- Ps. 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

- Eze. 36:25, The new heart was promised to us when the “sprinkling” began at 9/11. Do we believe it?

- SC 57-59, “The Test of Discipleship” (2 Cor. 5:17). Do we want to please Christ and represent Him in all things? To the converted heart duty becomes a delight, and sacrifice a pleasure, but the unconverted cannot originate or produce love.

- We are converted when Christ’s love conquers our “lower passions”, and we “do the right thing for the right reason”. Tyler defends Parminder’s statements in the classes that people take out of context to accuse him of moral relativism.

- Just having “lower passions” is not sin. Letting them have control of the “higher nature” is the sin.

- Satan suggests evil thoughts to us all, but when the thought is repulsed as wicked there is NO guilt incurred (but rather victory).

- Jesus was tempted on both the human level (needs bread for His appetite “lower passion”), and also on the divine level (make it from stones). He could have used His divinity to fulfill the needs of His “lower passions”, but He chose not to.

- Adam had no tendencies to evil, but fell. Jesus had whatever “tendency” to evil that we have, but did not fall by yielding to His “lower passions”. Jesus “had the strength of the passion of humanity” {ST November 21, 1892, par. 8}.

- 5BC 1130, Christ had human needs like we all do.

- Adam & Eve were tempted when they were still perfect, so the sin was not in being tempted, but in giving in to the temptation.

 

 

1-13-18, Jeff at Lambert, Righteousness

- There are two camps; “sin as choice only”, and “sin as choice, plus our fallen condition”.

- The Good News is that if sin is a choice then you can be free of it right now (by the decision of your own free will), but if sin is your condition then you can never get free from it and its guilt in this life.

- Jones & Waggoner in 1888 had the “Good News” about victory over sin right now by your choice, however you must have the righteousness of Christ in you first.

- Our right-doing “springs from” the righteousness of Christ in us.

- The Judgment is all about our character, and our character is revealed by our actions-works. Therefore if we do right because it IS right, it is not saving ourselves by our works, but the expression of our character.

- 5T 310 , “If the thoughts are wrong the feelings will be wrong, and the thoughts and feelings combined make up the moral character.”

- Though Jesus was 1/3 the size of “perfect” Adam yet He was “perfect” enough to be a “perfect” sin offering as per the sacrificial types.

- After 4000 years of sin Jesus had every “propensity” to sin that all other humans have, but never acted out one of them.

- The “flesh” can tempt the mind but the mind can choose not to gratify the flesh.

- Rom. 14:23, whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

- 1 Jn. 3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

- James 4:17  Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

- 1 Jn. 5:17  All unrighteousness is sin.

- Ps. 51:5, “I was shapen in iniquity” must still fit the definition of sin as a choice.

- ST March 3, 1890, par. 3, “In order to let Jesus into our hearts, we must stop sinning.”

- Rom. 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

- 1 Jn. 1:7, the blood of Jesus “cleanseth us from ALL sin”, at the time when we believe it, not sometime off in the future.

- Heb. 11:1, the “things not seen” = the Reformlines.

- Ex. 3:14, “I AM THAT I AM” may be also rendered “I AM WHAT I AM”, which reflects both God’s existence and also His character, and “what” God “is”, is love.

- To misunderstand “what” God “is”, is to follow “another god” and have a false, pagan religion in one’s own heart & mind.

- A.T. Jones; To “forgive” sins = to “give for” sins, and all that God can give for sins is His own righteousness, which is perfect righteousness.

- To lightly ask for forgiveness without real repentance (as a Laodicean) is to refuse to allow the Holy Spirit to take us to the point of putting our sin out of our life.

- “Righteousness” is compared to “sweetness”. One does not “do” righteousness to be righteous as one does not “do” sweetness to be sweet. You must “be” sweet before you can “do” sweetness, therefore we must “be” righteous in Christ before we can “do” righteousness… right acts, because even right acts without the righteousness of Christ is still sin (whatever [even right acts]  not of faith is sin).