"The enforcement of Sundaykeeping on the part of Protestant churches is an enforcement of the worship of the papacy....

In the very act of enforcing a religious duty by secular power, the churches would themselves form an image to the beast; hence the enforcement of Sundaykeeping in the United States would be an enforcement of the worship of the beast and his image."—The Great Controversy, 445, 448, 449 (1911).

The Present Crisis

By Mrs. E. G. White

A great crisis awaits the people of God. A great crisis awaits the world. The most momentous struggle of all the ages is before us. Events which for more than half a century we have, upon the authority of the prophetic Word, declared to be impending, are now taking place before our eyes. An amendment to the Constitution restricting liberty of conscience, has long been urged upon the legislators of the nation; and the question of enforcing Sunday observance has become one of national importance. Are we ready for the issue involved in the Sunday movement?

Many who are working for Sunday enforcement have never understood the claims of the Bible Sabbath, and the false foundation on which the Sunday institution rests. And they are blinded to the results of Sunday legislation. They do not see that it would be a blow against religious liberty. But 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. Sunday owes its existence as a so-called Christian institution to the “mystery of iniquity;” and its enforcement will be a virtual recognition of the principles which are the very corner-stone of Romanism. 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 the Papacy; it will be giving life to the tyranny which has long been eagerly watching its opportunity to spring again into active despotism.

As this struggle progresses, it may appear to human sight that Satan is triumphant and that truth is overborne with falsehood and error. In the country which has been an asylum for the conscience-oppressed servants of God and defenders of His truth, religious freedom may be placed in jeopardy, and the people over whom God has spread His shield, may meet suffering and trial. But God would have us recall His dealings with His people in the past, to save them from their enemies, and trust in Him. He has always chosen extremities, when there seemed no possible hope for deliverance from Satan’s workings, for the display of His power. Man’s necessity is God’s opportunity.

While the Protestant world is making concessions to Rome, and danger is increasing on every hand, let us arouse to comprehend the situation, and to see the contest before us in its true bearings. Let the watchmen lift up the voice, and give with clearness the message which is present truth for this time. “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” 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 religious liberty they have so long enjoyed."  ST November 28, 1900, par. 2 

The Trial and Sentence of the Firth Brothers

In a letter written May 2, Ellen White describes an interesting new experience in Australia, the enforcement of ancient Sunday laws:

Two brothers named Firth, who reside in Kellyville, were converted to the truth from the world. The eldest is married. His wife is with him in the faith, and he has one child. He has a small place on a few acres of land upon which he makes his living. He gave the lot on which the church has been built. It is a nice little church, and is a gratification to them, for the people acted a part in building it.

The brothers live quite a distance back from the road in an orchard of orange and lemon trees. We were much surprised to learn that they were summoned last week for working on Sunday.... These men are to come before the police authorities today to answer for the charges against them. They say they will refuse to pay the fine.

Later in the letter she reported:

Our brethren Firth from Kellyville, who were arraigned for breaking the Sunday law, were today sentenced by the court either to pay a fine of five shillings or to be placed in the stocks. They brought an old law made in Charles II’s time to bear upon this case of Sundaybreaking. Our brethren refused to pay the fine, and therefore will be put in the stocks.

But as the people have been so well behaved in New South Wales, these instruments of torture have fallen into disuse, and there are no such instruments as stocks at the command of the prosecutors. The stocks will have to be made for the occasion to punish the heinous crime of working on the first day of the week." Ellen G. White: The Australian Years: 1891-1900 (vol. 4), p. 144.2

"But since many refuse to be satisfied with the mere authority of men, and demand a plain “Thus saith the Lord,” the popular ministry, like the Pharisees of old, filled with anger as their authority is questioned, will denounce the message as of Satan, and stir up the sin-loving multitudes to revile and persecute those who proclaim it.

As the controversy extends into new fields, and the minds of the people are called to God’s down-trodden law, Satan is astir. The power attending the message will only madden those who oppose it. The clergy will put forth almost superhuman efforts to shut away the light, lest it should shine upon their flocks. By every means at their command they will endeavor to suppress the discussion of these vital questions. The church appeals to the strong arm of civil power, and in this work, papists and Protestants unite. As the movement for Sunday enforcement becomes more bold and decided, the law will be invoked against commandment-keepers. They will be threatened with fines and imprisonment, and some will be offered positions of influence, and other rewards and advantages, as inducements to renounce their faith. But their steadfast answer is, “Show us from the Word of God our error,“—the same plea that was made by Luther under similar circumstances. Those who are arraigned before the courts make a strong vindication of the truth, and some who hear them are led to take their stand to keep all the commandments of God. Thus light will be brought before thousands who otherwise would know nothing of these truths.

Conscientious obedience to the Word of God will be treated as rebellion. Blinded by Satan, the parent will exercise harshness and severity toward the believing child; the master or mistress will oppress the commandment-keeping servant. Affection will be alienated; children will be disinherited, and driven from home. The words of Paul will be literally fulfilled, “All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” [2 Timothy 3:12.] As the defenders of truth refuse to honor the Sunday-sabbath, some of them will be thrust into prison, some will be exiled, some will be treated as slaves. To human wisdom, all this now seems impossible; but as the restraining Spirit of God shall be withdrawn from men, and they shall be under the control of Satan, who hates the divine precepts, there will be strange developments. The heart can be very cruel when God’s fear and love are removed.

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. By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they have come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side. Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls. They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren. When Sabbath-keepers are brought before the courts to answer for their faith, these apostates are the most efficient agents of Satan to misrepresent and accuse them, and by false reports and insinuations to stir up the rulers against them.

In this time of persecution the faith of the Lord’s servants will be tried. They have faithfully given the warning, looking to God and to his Word alone. God’s Spirit, moving upon their hearts, has constrained them to speak. Stimulated with holy zeal, and with the divine impulse strong upon them, they entered upon the performance of their duties without coldly calculating the consequences of speaking to the people the word which the Lord had given them. They have not consulted their temporal interests, or sought to preserve their reputation or their lives. Yet when the storm of opposition and reproach bursts upon them, some, overwhelmed with consternation, will be ready to exclaim, “Had we foreseen the consequences of our words, we would have held our peace.” They are hedged in with difficulties. Satan assails them with fierce temptations. The work which they have undertaken seems far beyond their ability to accomplish. They are threatened with destruction. The enthusiasm which animated them is gone; yet they cannot turn back. Then, feeling their utter helplessness, they flee to the Mighty One for strength. They remember that the words which they have spoken were not theirs, but His who bade them give the warning. God put the truth into their hearts, and they could not forbear to proclaim it.

The same trials have been experienced by men of God in ages past. Wycliffe, Huss, Luther, Tyndale, Baxter, Wesley, urged that all doctrines be brought to the test of the Bible, and declared that they would renounce everything which it condemned. Against these men, persecution raged with relentless fury; yet they ceased not to declare the truth. Different periods in the history of the church have each been marked by the development of some special truth, adapted to the necessities of God’s people at that time. Every new truth has made its way against hatred and opposition; those who were blessed with its light were tempted and tried. The Lord gives a special truth for the people in an emergency. Who dare refuse to publish it? He commands his servants to present the last invitation of mercy to the world. They cannot remain silent, except at the peril of their souls. Christ’s ambassadors have nothing to do with consequences. They must perform their duty, and leave results with God.

As the opposition rises to a fiercer height, the servants of God are again perplexed; for it seems to them that they have brought the crisis. But conscience and the Word of God assure them that their course is right; and although the trials continue, they are strengthened to bear them."  The Great Controversy 1888, p. 607.1

"In the movements now in progress in the United States to secure for the institutions and usages of the church the support of the state, Protestants are following in the steps of papists. Nay, more, they are opening the door for the papacy to regain in Protestant America the supremacy which she has lost in the Old World. And that which gives greater significance to this movement is the fact that the principal object contemplated is the enforcement of Sunday observance—a custom which originated with Rome, and which she claims as the sign of her authority. It is the spirit of the papacy—the spirit of conformity to worldly customs,"  Darkness Before Dawn, p. 24.1

Clinging to the papal error of natural immortality and man’s consciousness in death, they have rejected the only defense against the delusions of spiritualism. The doctrine of eternal torment has led many to disbelieve the Bible. And as the claims of the fourth commandment are urged upon the people, it is found that the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath is enjoined; and as the only way to free themselves from a duty which they are unwilling to perform, many popular teachers declare that the law of God is no longer binding. Thus they cast away the law and the Sabbath together. As the work of Sabbath reform extends, this rejection of the divine law to avoid the claims of the fourth commandment will become well-nigh universal. The teachings of religious leaders have opened the door to infidelity, to spiritualism, and to contempt for God’s holy law; and upon these leaders rests a fearful responsibility for the iniquity that exists in the Christian world.

How to Improve Human Morals

Yet this very class put forth the claim that the fast-spreading corruption is largely attributable to the desecration of the so-called “Christian Sabbath,” and that the enforcement of Sunday observance would greatly improve the morals of society. This claim is especially urged in America, where the doctrine of the true Sabbath has been most widely preached. Here the temperance work, one of the most prominent and important of moral reforms, is often combined with the Sunday movement, and the advocates of the latter represent themselves as laboring to promote the highest interest of society; and those who refuse to unite with them are denounced as the enemies of temperance and reform. But the fact that a movement to establish error is connected with a work which is in itself good, is not an argument in favor of the error. We may disguise poison by mingling it with wholesome food, but we do not change its nature. On the contrary, it is rendered more dangerous, as it is more likely to be taken unawares. It is one of Satan’s devices to combine with falsehood just enough truth to give it plausibility. The leaders of the Sunday movement may advocate reforms which the people need, principles which are in harmony with the Bible; yet while there is with these a requirement which is contrary to God’s law, His servants cannot unite with them. Nothing can justify them in setting aside the commandments of God for the precepts of men.

Through the two great errors, the immortality of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deceptions. While the former lays the foundation of spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience.

As spiritualism more closely imitates the nominal Christianity of the day, it has greater power to deceive and ensnare. Satan himself is converted, after the modern order of things. He will appear in the character of an angel of light. Through the agency of spiritualism, miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and many undeniable wonders will be performed. And as the spirits will profess faith in the Bible, and manifest respect for the institutions of the church, their work will be accepted as a manifestation of divine power....

The Road to Ruin

Through spiritualism, Satan appears as a benefactor of the race, healing the diseases of the people, and professing to present a new and more exalted system of religious faith; but at the same time he works as a destroyer. His temptations are leading multitudes to ruin. Intemperance dethrones reason; sensual indulgence, strife, and bloodshed follow. Satan delights in war, for it excites the worst passions of the soul and then sweeps into eternity its victims steeped in vice and blood. It is his object to incite the nations to war against one another, for he can thus divert the minds of the people from the work of preparation to stand in the day of God.

Satan works through the elements also to garner his harvest of unprepared souls. He has studied the secrets of the laboratories of nature, and he uses all his power to control the elements as far as God allows. When he was suffered to afflict Job, how quickly flocks and herds, servants, houses, children, were swept away, one trouble succeeding another as in a moment. It is God that shields His creatures and hedges them in from the power of the destroyer. But the Christian world have shown contempt for the law of Jehovah; and the Lord will do just what He has declared that He would—He will withdraw His blessings from the earth and remove His protecting care from those who are rebelling against His law and teaching and forcing others to do the same. Satan has control of all whom God does not especially guard. He will favor and prosper some in order to further his own designs, and he will bring trouble upon others and lead men to believe that it is God who is afflicting them.

While appearing to the children of men as a great physician who can heal all their maladies, he will bring disease and disaster, until populous cities are reduced to ruin and desolation. Even now he is at work. In accidents and calamities by sea and by land, in great conflagrations, in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power. He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and distress follow. He imparts to the air a deadly taint, and thousands perish by the pestilence. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous. Destruction will be upon both man and beast. “The earth mourneth and fadeth away,” “the haughty people ... do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” Isaiah 24:4, 5.

The Cause of Evil Falsely Identified

And then the great deceiver will persuade men that those who serve God are causing these evils. The class that have provoked the displeasure of Heaven will charge all their troubles upon those whose obedience to God’s commandments is a perpetual reproof to transgressors. It will be declared that men are offending God by the violation of the Sunday Sabbath; that this sin has brought calamities which will not cease until Sunday observance shall be strictly enforced; and that those who present the claims of the fourth commandment, thus destroying reverence for Sunday, are troublers of the people, preventing their restoration to divine favor and temporal prosperity. Thus the accusation urged of old against the servant of God will be repeated and upon grounds equally well established: “And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.” 1 Kings 18:17, 18. As the wrath of the people shall be excited by false charges, they will pursue a course toward God’s ambassadors very similar to that which apostate Israel pursued toward Elijah.

The miracle-working power manifested through spiritualism will exert its influence against those who choose to obey God rather than men. Communications from the spirits will declare that God has sent them to convince the rejecters of Sunday of their error, affirming that the laws of the land should be obeyed as the law of God. They will lament the great wickedness in the world and second the testimony of religious teachers that the degraded state of morals is caused by the desecration of Sunday. Great will be the indignation excited against all who refuse to accept their testimony.

Satan’s policy in this final conflict with God’s people is the same that he employed in the opening of the great controversy in heaven. He professed to be seeking to promote the stability of the divine government, while secretly bending every effort to secure its overthrow. And the very work which he was thus endeavoring to accomplish he charged upon the loyal angels. The same policy of deception has marked the history of the Roman Church. It has professed to act as the vicegerent of Heaven, while seeking to exalt itself above God and to change His law. Under the rule of Rome, thosewho suffered death for their fidelity to the gospel were denounced as evildoers; they were declared to be in league with Satan; and every possible means was employed to cover them with reproach, to cause them to appear in the eyes of the people and even to themselves as the vilest of criminals. So it will be now. While Satan seeks to destroy those who honor God’s law, he will cause them to be accused as lawbreakers, as men who are dishonoring God and bringing judgments upon the world.

Man’s Conscience Is Free

God never forces the will or the conscience; but Satan’s constant resort—to gain control of those whom he cannot otherwise seduce—is compulsion by cruelty. Through fear or force he endeavors to rule the conscience and to secure homage to himself. To accomplish this, he works through both religious and secular authorities, moving them to the enforcement of human laws in defiance of the law of God.

Those who honor the Bible Sabbath will be denounced as enemies of law and order, as breaking down the moral restraints of society, causing anarchy and corruption, and calling down the judgments of God upon the earth. Their conscientious scruples will be pronounced obstinacy, stubbornness, and contempt of authority. They will be accused of disaffection toward the government. Ministers who deny the obligation of the divine law will present from the pulpit the duty of yielding obedience to the civil authorities as ordained of God. In legislative halls and courts of justice, commandment keepers will be misrepresented and condemned. A false coloring will be given to their words; the worst construction will be put upon their motives.

Church and State Unite

As the Protestant churches reject the clear, Scriptural arguments in defense of God’s law, they will long to silence those whose faith they cannot overthrow by the Bible. Though they blind their own eyes to the fact, they are now adopting a course which will lead to the persecution of those who conscientiously refuse to do what the rest of the Christian world are doing, and acknowledge the claims of the papal Sabbath.

The dignitaries of church and state will unite to bribe, persuade, or compel all classes to honor the Sunday. The lack of divine authority will be supplied by oppressive enactments. Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance. Liberty of conscience, which has cost so great a sacrifice, will no longer be respected. In the soon-coming conflict we shall see exemplified the prophet’s words: “The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:17Darkness Before Dawn, p. 32.1

Who Are The 144,000? 
They are likened to "a city set upon a hill (Mount Zion), that cannot be hid.” RH, February 10, 1891 par. 13

Genesis 14:18
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High,

Exodus 15:17
You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance-- the place, LORD, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established.

Psalm 9:11
Sing the praises of the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.

Psalm 27:5
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 132:13
For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,

Psalm 135:21
Praise be to the LORD from Zion, to him who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

Lamentations 2:6
He has laid waste his dwelling like a garden; he has destroyed his place of meeting. The LORD has made Zion forget her appointed festivals and her Sabbaths; in his fierce anger he has spurned both king and priest.

Ellen White: "I believe the Sanctuary, to be cleansed at the end of the 2300 days, is the New Jerusalem Temple, of which Christ is a minister. The Lord shew me in vision, more than one year ago, that Brother Crosier had the true light, on the cleansing of the Sanctuary, &c; and that it was his will, that Brother C. should write out the view which he gave us in the Day-Star, Extra, February 7, 1846. I feel fully authorized by the Lord, to recommend that Extra, to every saint" Ellen White, A Word to the Little Flock, p. 12.8 Early Writings, p. xix.2.

Here is a link to the Sanctuary Message by Brother Crosier recommended by God Himself:

The 144,000 A Special Force for God (Priests of the 3 angels messages lived/practiced in their daily choices/lives) – that rock with seven eyes that smites the image in Daniel 2 with truth aka New Jerusalem Timeline

The 144,000 are chosen by God Himself as a Bride for His Son from among SDA’s from Oct 22, 1844 until the Bride of Christ and the people of God go into the House royal aka City of God are gathered together the 2nd time and go into the “house Royal spiritually March 19, 2013 to Sept 19, 2016 through 1 of the 12 doors (144,000) in the City of God spiritually.

Spiritual 144,000/Bride of Christ/Throne of God/Royal Kings and Priests of the 3 angels message and Sabbath message:

The close of probation for the SDA church is at the legislation of the Sunday law possibly on Jan 10, 2016 per Esther 2:16. THEN 12 stones will be picked up from the crossing of the Jordan river - by the 144,000 giving the message of the Sabbath more fully - these join the SDA 144,000 to make up the 144,000 number, then Christ will come when that number is made up from the "gentiles" or those outside of SDA "spiritual" Israel today. 

Spiritual Concubines:

Those who are not chosen to be Queen or a part of the 144,000, but are still beautiful in character/practice of truth become Christ’s concubines per Esther 2:14 and go into the second house to be called by King Jesus specifically by name. 

Spiritual Children of the union of Christ and His Bride and Concubines

The Spiritual Children of Christ and His Bride and Concubines are called “Sons and Daughters of God” and also “Guests” of the wedding feast. See Genesis 30:3 where Jacobs’s concubine Bilhah had two Fathers of the 12,000 troops (Dan and Naphtali) of the 144,000 and Genesis 30:9 where concubine Zilpah had two more Fathers of the 12,000 troops Gad and Asher. Also see Rev 7:

SUNDAY LAW ENFORCED POSSIBLY JAN 10, 2016 per Esther 2:16 "When the DECREE goes forth and the stamp is impressed (their choice made to keep either Saturday or Sunday Holy), their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. NOW is the time to prepare" T5, 216.1.

Possibly Jan 10, 2016 Jacob or Great Time of Trouble starts – it starts at the legislation of Sunday Worship becoming enforced Mar-Apr 2016 per Esther 3:13?

The Bride is NOT the Guests and the Guests are NOT the Bride "The marriage represents the reception by Christ of His kingdom. The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, which is the capital and REPRESENTATIVE (example = in Christ’s image/likeness/character=thoughts and feelings) of the kingdom, is called 'the bride, the Lamb's wife.' ...Clearly, then, the bride REPRESENTS [speaks on behalf of=pure truth] the Holy City, and the [ten] virgins that go out to meet the bridegroom are a symbol of the church [militant body consisting of wheat and tares  (bundles that stand straight (pure truth) or bow down to the 144,000  (laodiceans/foolish virgins bow to the truth the 144,000 give during this wedding party procession into the City of God aka Most Holy Place in the Sanctuary) like Joseph and his dream of his brothers sheaves bowing) , wise and foolish, while the bride is the representative of the "invisible" church triumphant on earth and the heavenly kingdom church of Hebrews 12:22, 23]. In the Revelation the PEOPLE OF GOD are said to be the GUESTS at the marriage supper. Revelation 19:9. If GUESTS they cannot be represented ALSO as the bride. Christ, as stated by the prophet Daniel, will receive from the Ancient of Days in heaven, 'dominion, and glory, and a kingdom;' He will receive the NEW JERUSALEM, the capital of His kingdom, 'prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.'" E. G. White, The Great Controversy, 426, 427, the 1911 Edition.

     "God has a church, and she has a divinely appointed ministry. 'And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets, and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of  Christ : that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ." -Testimonies to Ministers, p. 52.



  "The mystery of the seven stars which thou saweth in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches." - Revelation 1 : 20.


The number "7" denotes completeness. Since God has only one church during all the history of the world, then the "seven churches" would always mean the seventh church, which is the Laodicean church in the time of the end. This is the same church of God, which has lived along the whole periods of time of the churches since the beginning of the church of Ephesus. So this is the church symbolized by the golden candlestick in the prophecy of Zechariah. To this church, the servant of the Lord said:


"To the church of the present day this message is sent. I call upon our church members to read the whole of the third chapter of Revelation, and to make an application of it. The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen." --- RH Aug. 20, 1903 (Quoted from the Study Bible, p. 1381).


The two olive trees  =  The Old and the New Testament


The two olive trees symbolize the Word of God in the old and the New Testament Scriptures. This is also known from verse 14  :  "These are the two anointed ones that stand by the Lord of the whole earth." - Zechariah 4 : 14. And from Revelation 11. "And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy 1260 days, clothed in sackcloth." -Revelation 11 : 3.


To Zechariah the prophet, the angel said: "This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, said the Lord of hosts." - Zechariah 4 : 6.

Zerubbabel must represent someone that is to be found in the Laodicean church, because this prophecy applies to the time of the end. And Zerubbabel must be found in the candlestick. Since the word of God to Zerubbabel does not come straight from the Lord in heaven, nor straight from the two olive trees on the sides of the candlestick, then it must come by the Spirit of the Lord Himself, through the procedure as laid out in the prophecy of Zechariah. And even we have been warned that the word of God to Zerubbabel could not come by human might nor by any organizational power of the Laodicean church.


The two main pipes of gold  =  The media of inspiration


First through the two main pipes, empty the golden oil out of themselves from the olive trees into the golden bowl. From Zechariah we read: "What be these two olive branches which through the two golden p i p e s   e m p t y the golden oil out of themselves ?" -- Zechariah 4 : 12.  What is meant by the two golden pipes?  Let us first read the following quotation:


"In ancient times  God  spoke to men by the mouth of  prophets and apostles (the Bible).  In t h e s e  d a y s (the time of the end). He speaks to them by the testimonies of His Spirit(THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY). There was never a time when God instructed His people more earnestly than He instructed them now concerning His will, and the course that He would have them pursue." - Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 661. (1889). (In bracket is added).


"The golden oil represents the grace with which God keeps the lamp of believers supplied. Were it not that this holy oil is poured from heaven in the message of God's Spirit, the agencies of evil would have entire control over men." - (Review & Herald, Feb. 3, 1903) -Quoted from the Study Bible, p. 968.


The golden oil represents the grace, which is the Spirit of God, with which the message of THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY have been produced in our midst. Through a process of interpretation, from the Bible of ancient times to become THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY in these days, we have had several divinely appointed servants of the Lord to do the work. In the time of the end, we have had Mrs. Ellen G. White and Bro. Victor T. Houteff to make the golden oil flow out of itself through the golden pipes into the golden bowl, which represents THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, whose glory is now enlightening the earth, beginning in our churches.


A golden bowl upon the top of the candlestick,

and seven smaller pipes communicating the bowl at the top with the candlestick beneath


The golden bowl must represent a room to accommodate all the works of interpretation of the Bible in the time of the end. And that is why the golden bowl represents THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, which is a combination of the three angels' messages by Mrs. White, and the fourth angel's message of Revelation 18 : 1 by Bro. Houteff. Both the servants of the Lord, by their works and sacrifices, should be acknowledged to be the divinely appointed prophets. And the seven smaller pipes, communicating the bowl at the top with the candlestick underneath, must also be recognized to be the rest of the divinely appointed ministry of those: the evangelists, the pastors or ministers of the gospel, and the teachers.


The seven lamps of the candlestick must represent the complete lamps of the great light to lighten the earth with its glory. However, the lamps must be supplied with enough oil from the golden bowl. And the ministry who are dealing with the Word of God must themselves be fully supplied with the golden oil from the golden bowl. That is why those ministers of the gospel, who oppose the message of today in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, are not worthy of edifying the body of Christ in this time of the end.  The following is a quotation from Mrs. White writings:


"We all need to study as never before the parable of the ten virgins. Five of them were wise, and five were foolish. The wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. This is the holy oil represented in Zechariah (Zechariah 4 : 11 - 14 quoted). This representation is of the highest consequence to those who claim to know the truth. But if we do not practice the truth, we have not received the holy oil, which the two golden pipes empty out of themselves. The oil is received into vessels prepared for the oil. It is the Holy Spirit in the heart which works by love and purifies the soul ......" - E.G.W. Bible Commentary, vol. 7 - A, p. 189.


Zerubbabel represents

the last prophet of God in the time of the end


Let us read the following statement in Zechariah:


"Then  he  answered  and  spake  unto me,  saying, 'T h i s   i s   t h e   w o r d   o f   t h e   L o r d  unto Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts."


"Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me,  saying, the hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know  that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you." -Zechariah 4 : 6, 8, 9.


We have to know that in this prophecy the position of Zerubbabel is in the candlestick, which represents the church of God. So he got the word of the Lord not straightly from the two olive trees, but from the golden bowl, which represents the Spirit of Prophecy.


Due to the fact, that later "the hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it", it is inescapable to conclude that Zerubbabel must be the appointed prophet of God, who is to lay the foundation of the house of God in this time of the end, and even to finish it. What is meant by the foundation of the house of God in this time of the end? The servant of the Lord said:

"Ministers  should  present   the  sure   word  of  prophecy  as   the   f o u n d a t i o n   of    t h e   f a i t h  of Seventh - Day Adventists. The prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation should be carefully studied, and in connection with them the words, 'Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world'." Gospel Workers, p. 148.


Although Mrs. White was the first with her Spirit of Prophecy message to lay the foundation of the faith of Seventh-Day Adventists since the beginning in 1844, her hands failed to finish the house in her life time, because there is yet another message to come to unite with her message to illuminate the whole earth. And that is the message of the angel of Revelation 18 : 1 brought by Victor T. Houteff in 1929. The combination of the two messages now has met its fulfillment in Revelation 19 : 10 margins, which is the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. This is the sure word of prophecy to be the foundation of the house of God in this time, and even to the end of the time of probation. This is why Bro. Houteff said:


"It is our privilege therefore not only to bring the light of God (THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY) to the denomination where the "first fruits" (the 144.000 - Rev. 14 : 4) of the great spiritual harvest are, but even to bring the same light to the second fruits, to the great multitude that are gathered out of all nations, a multitude which no man can number (Rev. 7 : 9)." Timely Greetings, vol. 1, no. 46, p. 6.   


It is now proven by itself that "the hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you." --  Zechariah 4 : 6, 8, 9.


Great mountains of difficulties

blocked the way of Zerubbabel


In the following verses Zechariah the prophet said:


"Who are thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, the hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you." -- Zechariah 4 : 7, 8, 9. 


Zerubbabel was known in the past as a project officer to restore the building up of Jerusalemin the time of king Artaxerxes of Persia. The servant of the Lord said:


"The very same difficulties which were created to hinder the restoration and upbuilding of the work of God, the great mountains of difficulty which loomed in Zerubbabel's way, will be met by all who today are loyal to God and His work." - Review and Herald, May 16, 1889. (Quoted from the Study Bible, p. 968).


We are now living in the time of the antitypical Zerubbabel, that is, in the time of Victor T. Houteff and his message, the last prophet of God in this time of the end. He has united his message of the angel of Rev. 18 : 1 with the third angel's message of Rev. 14 : 6 - 9, resulting in THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, which is now enlightening the earth, beginning in our churches. But how difficult it is for this very last message of salvation to make its way to gain access into the people. The great mountains of difficulty were created everywhere every time we come to proclaim the message to the people.


Mrs. Ellen G. White has died in 1915, and Bro. Victor T. Houteff died in 1955. Both the servants of the Lord have left behind THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. And we all should believe in the Lord, through His positive words of prophecy, that the present great mountains of difficulty before the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY shall become a plain. 


Dear Reader may the Lord help you understand the prophetic words of His servants, the prophets. The Lord is now pleading with us. "For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater : So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth : it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the things where to I sent it." - Isaiah 55 : 10 - 11.   


Not by might nor by power,

 but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.


Since we are now living in the time of the end, wherein this prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4 must be fully observed. Let us again carefully look upon the pictorial chart, and then read the following words of Zechariah :

"Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, this is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts."Zechariah 4 : 6. 

The word of the Lord Jesus Christ to Zerubbabel is representing how the message of salvation from the Lord could successfully reach His people in the time of the end. Zerubbabel is representing every one of us in the Church, which is represented by the candlestick. And Zerubbabel also represents someone among us in the time of the end, whose hands would have laid the foundation of the house of God. The word of the Lord Jesus Christ to Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by m i g h t (of those preaching from the pulpits), nor  by  p o w e r' (of the Organization of the General Conference of SDA through their Sabbath School Lessons Quarterly), but by My Spirit, whose testimonies were found in THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY.  To this end Sister White said:


"In ancient times God spoke to men by the mouth  of  prophets  and apostles  (the Bible). In t h e s e   d a y s  (the time of the end). He speaks to them by the testimonies of His Spirit(THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY). There was never a time when God instructed His people more earnestly than He instructed them now concerning His will, and the course that He would have them pursue." Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 661. (1889). (In bracket is added). 


The Lord would no more tolerate His people in this time of the end to fully dependent upon sermons from the pulpits, and upon the Sabbath School Lessons Quarterly arranged by the Organization at the General Conference of SDA, for their salvation. This should be seriously understood, because the Lord Jesus is now speaking to us by the testimonies of His Spirit, through the procedure as laid out in the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4.   He has warned us in the following words:


"There are men who stand in the pulpits as shepherds, professing to feed the flock, while the sheep are starving for the bread of life. There are long-drawn-out discourses, largely made up of the relation of anecdotes; but the hearts of the hearers are not touched. The feelings of some may be moved, they may shed a few tears, but their hearts are not broken. The Lord Jesus has been present when they have been presenting that which was called sermons, but their words were destitute of the dew and rain of heaven. They evidenced that the anointed ones described by Zechariah (see chapter 4) had not ministered to them that they might minister to others. When the anointed ones empty themselves through the golden pipes, the golden oil flows out of themselves into the golden bowls, to flow forth into the lamps, the churches. This is the work of every true, devoted servant of the living God. The Lord God of heaven cannot approve much that is brought into the pulpits by those who are professedly speaking the word of the Lord. They do not inculcate ideas that will be a blessing to those who hear. There is cheap, very cheap fodder placed before the people." -Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 336, 337.  


"Who is to compose the hundred and forty-four thousand? This those who are the elect of God will in a short time know without question." Last Day Events, p. 269.1

The 144,000 are Kings and Priests of the Heavenly Sanctuary Message, the three angels message and the 7th day Sabbath sealing message for those who are a part of the SDA experience. Those who lived from October 22, 1844 “under the third angel's message, keeping the Sabbath“  Early Writings, p. 285.1  when Christ went into the Most Holy Place  on October 22, 1844 until this 144,000 number is made up at the close of probation for the house of God aka the Seventh-day Adventist experience - according to Esther 2:16 Esther going into the House Royal symbolizes the people of God going into the protection of Christ and His angels which IS into the Spiritual City of God - this is the SECOND GATHERING OF THE TEN VIRGINS per Esther 2:19 "the virgins were assembled a second time" - to be investigated the final selections made of those who  are practicing and teaching pure truth - their characters, their thoughts and feelings one with God and His Son - one in purpose and plans  - the people of God enter through one of the 12 doors with 12 pearly gates into the City of God to be shielded from the 7 last plagues and to stand their last great test - the test of whether to worship the strange trinity of gods on this strange gods false day of worship, Sunday or to worship the ONE and ONLY true and living God on the 7th day Sabbath that was set aside, blessed and sanctified at the creation of this world. The spiritual pearly gates in this spiritual city of God represent Jesus the pearl of GREAT PRICE, which is Christ's mind revealed to us in the precious Bible promises claimed by the Remnant Saints per 2 Peter 1:4. Verses like John 6:37 "him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out". The 144,000, the concubines (those who were beautiful in practicing truth but not chosen to be one of the 144,000 like in Queen Esther's story Esther 2:14) and their "spiritual children" aka "guests" enter into the City of God toward the farther END of the narrow path spoken of in Ellen White's first vision.

“The proclamation, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh,” in the summer of 1844, led thousands to expect the immediate advent of the Lord. At the appointed time the Bridegroom came, not to the earth, as the people expected, but to the Ancient of Days in heaven, to the marriage, the reception of His kingdom. “They that were ready went in with Him to the marriage: and the door was shut.” They were not to be present in person at he marriage; for it takes place in heaven,while they are upon the earth. The followers of Christ are to wait for their Lord, when He will return from the wedding. Luke 12 : 36. But they are to understand His work, and to follow Him by faith as He goes in before God. It is in this sense that they are said to go in to the marriage.–  The Great Controversy., p. 427.


The early pioneers were the first gathering of the Ten Virgins and according to Esther 2:19 “When the virgins were assembled a second time, Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate (on the borders of Heavenly Canaan). 20 But Esther had kept secret her family background and nationality just as Mordecai had told her to do, for she continued to follow Mordecai’s instructions as she had done when he was bringing her up.

These TEN VIRGINS are all being inspected (Investigative Judgement from Oct 22, 1844)

The second gathering of the Virgins


The Song of my experience: June 16, 2014 was the 21st day of a fast I was on because of the great trial I was under that God had blessed me with to refine me and mold me into what He wants me to become for Him. I later read that Daniel fasted for 21 days and his prayers were answered on the 21st day as well.

Early in the morning, about 5 AM I woke up and began to pray in my mind before I got up. I prayed, "I love you God, I love you Jesus. Thank you for my trials. I praise you Father in the name of Jesus." I felt the presence of Jesus very near, covering me. I knew it was Jesus. He said to me, I want to marry you Cindy. I have been wooing you to me since you were a little girl. You keep going off and marrying someone else, and they don't make you happy. I am the one for you, I will make you happy. In a couple of minutes, all the times Christ had been wooing me were shown to me. He spoke to me in my mind. In a very pleasant and patient tone, He said, I am asking you again, "Will you marry me"? I said "YES!" A peace came over me. I wanted to get up and write down what had just transpired. I've written this down several times, in more detail, but it keeps getting lost. I did not realize and still do not realize the full import of this experience and don't want to presume anything. But as I think about it, it was and is still, a truly amazing experience.

I've shared this story with several people. I've even went to a couple of radio stations to share it.

I shared it like this with a dear young Mother living in a Women's shelter:

We both were having a hard time. She was talking about her new boyfriend and asked me if I had one. I told her that yes, a old flame of mine from when I was a girl had recently contacted me and still wanted to marry me after all these years. I told her he was a very distant relative of mine, and had been trying to woo me since I was a little girl. That he was not all that good looking, but was the nicest person ever met. He was always getting me nice gifts trying to woo me to him.

That That all through the years he had been communicating with me - that I did not talk to him as much as he wanted to talk to me - that I had talked to him more during troubles in my 2 marriages. That he was the perfect gentleman. Always offering to help me and listening patiently to me. 

In Great Controversy Mrs. White outlines the specific characteristics of the 144,000 as thus:
"None but the hundred and forty-four thousand can learn that song (compare to Deborah's Song Of Triumph, and the Only Aaron knows the recipe for the incense acceptable to YHWH (Exodus 30:23)The Kind of Worship God Desires = Thanksgiving and Praise  Exodus 30:35 Exodus 30:25 Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil. THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE TO GOD FOR OUR TRIALS); for it is the song of their experience--an experience such as no other company have ever had. "These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth." These, having been [1] translated from the earth, from among the living, are counted as "the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb." Revelation 15:2, 3; 14:1-5. [2] "These are they which came out of great tribulation;" they have passed through the time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation; [3] they have endured the anguish of the time of Jacob's trouble; [4] they have stood without an intercessor through the final outpouring of God's judgments. ... -[5] They have seen the earth wasted with famine and pestilence, the sun having power to scorch men with great heat, and they themselves have endured suffering, hunger, and thirst." (Ibid. p. 649)
From the above it is obvious that the 144,000-those who have received the Seal of God-are identified by the following:
  1. Were alive and translated at Jesus' return
  2. ONLY some of the 144,000 go through the "little time of trouble"
  3. ALL 144,000 go through "Jacob's time of trouble" because they are raised back to life at the voice of God  "I saw that she [Mrs. Hastings] was sealed and would come up at the voice of God and stand upon the earth, and would be with the 144,000." Last Day Events, p. 222.4"The gr/aves were opened, and those who had died in faith under the third angel's message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that God was to make with those who had kept His law." Early Writings, p. 285.1Maranatha, p. 281.2
  4. Stood without an intercessor during the 7 last plagues
  5. Lived through the final judgments (7 last plagues) of God upon the earth


Deliverance of the Saints


It was at midnight that God chose to deliver his people.  As the wicked were mocking around them, suddenly the sun appeared, shining in his strength, and the moon stood still.  The wicked beheld the scene with amazement.  Signs and wonders followed in quick succession.  Everything seemed turned out of its natural course.  The saints beheld the tokens of their deliverance with solemn joy.

The streams ceased to flow.  Dark, heavy clouds came up, and clashed against each other.  But there was one clear place of settled glory, from whence came the voice of God, like many waters, which shook the heavens and the earth.  There was a mighty earthquake.  The graves were shaken open, and those who had died in faith under the third angel's message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that God was to make with those who had kept his law.

The sky opened and shut, and was in commotion.  The mountains shook like a reed in the wind, and cast out ragged rocks all around.  The sea boiled like a pot, and cast out stones upon the land.  And as God spake the day and hour of Jesus' coming, and delivered the everlasting covenant to his people, he spake one sentence, and then paused, while the words were rolling through the earth.  The Israel of God stood with their eyes fixed upwards, listening to the words as they came from the mouth of Jehovah, and rolled through the earth like peals of loudest thunder.  It was awfully solemn.  At the end of every sentence the saints shouted, Glory! Hallelujah!  Their countenances were lighted up with the glory of God; and they shone with the glory as did Moses' face when he came down from Sinai.  The wicked could not look on them for the glory.  And when the never-ending blessing was pronounced on those who had honored God, in keeping his Sabbath holy, there was a mighty shout of victory over the beast, and over his image.

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

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

Those who a little before would have destroyed God's faithful children from the earth, had to witness the glory of God which rested upon them.  They had seen them glorified.  And amid all the terrible scenes they had heard the voices of the saints in joyful strains, saying, Lo, this is our God, we have waited for him, and he will save us.  The earth mightily shook as the voice of the Son of God called forth the sleeping saints.  They responded to the call, and came forth clothed with glorious immortality, crying, Victory! victory! over death and the grave.  O death, where is thy sting?  O grave, where is thy victory?  Then the living saints, and the resurrected ones, raised their voices in a long, transporting shout of victory.  Those sickly bodies that had gone down into the grave came up in immortal health and vigor.  The living saints were changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, and caught up with the resurrected ones, and together they meet their Lord in the air.  O what a glorious meeting.  Friends whom death had separated, were united, never more to part.

On either side of the cloudy chariot were wings, and beneath it were living wheels; and as the cloudy chariot rolled upward, the wheels cried, Holy, and the wings, as they moved, cried, Holy, and the retinue of holy angels around the cloud cried, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty.  And the saints in the cloud cried, Glory, Alleluia.  And the chariot rolled upward to the holy city.  Before entering the holy city, the saints were arranged in a perfect square, with Jesus in the midst.  He was head and shoulders high above the saints, and head and shoulders above the angels.  His majestic form, and lovely countenance, could be seen by all in the square." See 2 Kings 2:11; Isaiah 25:9; 1 Corinthians 15:51-55; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 1:13-16, 6:14-17, 19:16 http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/gc/gc38.htm

The following I share with you based on my study and convicting influence of the Holy Spirit and invite your input and convictions based on the Word of God and the Spirit of Prophecy. You can email me at weddingpartyprocession @ gmail.com. I will share what I believe below, and will explain with quotes and Bible texts the reason for my beliefs.

I believe the 144,000 are the Bride of Christ. Chosen by God Himself to be a Bride for His Son. Specially chosen like the tribe of Levite's were specially chosen when Aaron's rod budded grew leaves and bare fruit overnight. 

Those of the SDA church experience from Oct 22, 1844 until either the Sunday law or probation closes for the whole world are those who strive but do not make the cut - those who are GOOD but not CHOSEN TO BE THE QUEEN of CHRIST, become CONCUBINES living in the SECOND HOUSE of the WOMEN in the CITY OF GOD for Christ to call as he delights in them by NAME specifically. I believe those WHO are NOT chosen from among the SDA experience - those who have believed and applied the truths to their daily choices and shared it - will, like those who were not CHOSEN in the story of Queen Esther will be Christ's concubines. Esther 2:14 "In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which kept the concubinesshe came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name."

I believe the 144,000 are APOSTLES - first disciples, THEN APOSTLES/LEADERS who begat spiritual children who are known as the "Son's and Daughter's of God" from the SPIRITUAL UNION of DIVINITY AND HUMANITY - the UNION OF CHRIST AND HIS BRIDE - the union of their minds, the uniting of their minds in His TRUTH described in the Law of God. The Spiritual UNION of Christ and His Bride begets spiritual children. These spiritually begotten "Son's and Daughters of God" are also known as "GUESTS" of the wedding supper of the Lamb.

The 144,000 are the CITY OF GOD, the CITY OF LIGHT, Mount Zion, the Throne of God and His Son. Christ is sat down on the RIGHT hand of God, the right side of our mind. 

"In February, 1845, I had a vision of events commencing with the Midnight Cry. I saw a throne and on it sat the Father and the Son." Broadside1 April 6, 1846, par. 2

John 14:23 "
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we (both God and His Son) will come unto him, and make our 
(both=God and His Son) abode with him."

Divide 144,000 in half and you get 72. 72 is the number who were anointed with the Holy Spirit 

This 144,000 literal number is being MADE UP from Oct 22, 1844 until the passing of the Sunday law. “I saw that the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel of God (144,000) and unbelievers. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully”  RH July 21, 1851, Art. B, par. 12; Early Writings, p. 33.2.

For those who say that the 144,000 do not die, here is a couple of quotes for you to prayerfully consider:

Last Day Events, p. 222.4 "I saw that she [Mrs. Hastings] was sealed and would come up at the voice of God and stand upon the earth, and would be with the 144,000."

"The graves were opened, and those who had died in faith under the third angel's message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that God was to make with those who had kept His law." Early Writings, p. 285.1Maranatha, p. 281.2

"Those who die under the third angel's message are a part of the 144,000there are not 144,000 in addition to these, but these help make up that number. They are raised to mortal life shortly before Christ comes, and . . . are changed to immortality when Christ appears." James S. White, RH Sept. 23, 1880.

About four months since I had a vision of events all in the future. I saw the time of trouble, such as never was. Jesus told me it was the time of Jacob's trouble, and that we should be delivered out of it by the voice of God. Then I saw the four angels cease to hold the four winds. And I saw famine, pestilence and sword--nation rose against nation, and the whole world was in confusion. Then we cried to God day and night for deliverance, until we began to hear the bells on Jesus' garment. And I saw Jesus rise up in the Holiest, and as he came out we heard the tinkling of the bells and knew that our High Priest was coming out. Then we heard the voice of God which shook the heavens and the earth, and gave the 144,000 the day and hour of Jesus coming. Then the saints were free, united, and full of the glory of God, for he has turned their captivity. And I saw a flaming cloud come where Jesus' stood. Then Jesus laid off his priestly garment and put on his Kingly robe, and took his place on the cloud which carried him to the East, where it first appeared to the saints on earth--a small black cloud which was the sign of the Son of Man. While the cloud was passing from the Holiest to the East, which took a number of days, the synagogue of Satan (professed 501c3 Adventist's) worshipped at the saint's feet. Portland, April 6, 1846. BROADSIDE1 APR.06,1846

Isaiah 60:14 "The children of your oppressors will come bowing before youall who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel."

Here are the statements about , "a number of days" for the plagues to fall and the 501c3 Adventists BOWING AT THE 144,000 and their spiritual (5 wise virgins/guests/Son's and Daughters of God) children's feet:

“You think, that those who worship before the saint’s feet, (Rev 3:9), will at last be saved. Here I must differ with you; for God shewed me that this class were professed Adventists, who had fallen away, and “crucified to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.” And in the “hour of temptation,” which is yet to come, to show out every one’s true character, they will know that they are forever lost; and overwhelmed with anguish of spirit, they will bow at the saint’s feet.” (EGW A Word to the Little Flock, p. 12.2)
"And I saw a flaming cloud come where Jesus stood. Then Jesus . . . took His place on the cloud which carried Him to the East, where it first appeared to the saints on earth--a small black cloud which was the sign of the Son of man. While the cloud was passing from the Holiest to the East, which took a number of days, the synagogue of Satan worshipped at the saints' feet."  {Mar 287.8}
And from another place. 
"And I saw a flaming cloud come where Jesus stood and he laid off his priestly garment and put on his kingly robe, took his place on the cloud which carried him to the east where it first appeared to the saints on earth, a small black cloud, which was the sign of the Son of Man. While the cloud was passing from the Holiest to the east which took a number of daysthe Synagogue of Satan worshiped at the saints feet." Ellen G. Harmon  {DS, March 14, 1846 par. 2}

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy (perfect=in constant agreement with God's law) and dearly loved,clothe yourselves (wedding garment/your mind claiming God's promises 2 Peter 1:4, Zach 3:4, Jude 1:24, )with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

  1. Zach 3:4, Jude 1:24, With your Bible in your hands say, I have done as Thou hast said. I present thy promises: Isaiah 42:6, Isaiah 28:5, Isaiah 58:8, Isaiah 60:19, Isaiah 60:20, Isaiah 66:11, Malachi 4:2, Revelation 5:10, Revelation 1:6, John 6:37 , "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
  2. Those who honestly go to God alone to plead His promises and to claim His salvation enter into the City of God through one of the 12 pearly gates. Psalms 100:4. More here.

The 144,000 are the SPIRITUAL TEMPLE MOUNT. Mount Zion. Zion. New Jerusalem. City of God. THEY DID NOT DEFILE THEMSELVES WITH 501c3 CHURCHES who taught the beast (Babylon) doctrines, but were pure and followed the lamb wheresoever He goes! Rev 14:4.

They are offered as FIRSTFRUITS. The grain is ripe, the harvest. Men and Women who put their lives in harmony with Christ's doctrine. There are two harvests. The GRAIN and the GRAPES. The grain is the 144,000 and their spiritual children. The grapes are the wicked who keep on doing evil knowing the truth. The world is going to be divided into TWO CAMPS, like the TEN virgins were at the end DIVIDED into two groups. Those who SAY they are Adventists, but became 501c3 Adventists and those who COME OUT and follow the Lamb wheresoever He goes...Rev 14:4 "These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb."

There are many points about the quotes above to understand. 

#1 and easily recognized is that Mrs. White inspired of God said that Mrs. Hastings was "sealed" and would be raised to be a part of the 144,000 at the voice of God giving the day and hour of Christ's coming. More about this here

#2 point, this quote has a deeper meaning: The seal of the God Mrs. Hastings worshiped was not a trinity of gods. The seal of God the seal of the Father and God of Christ like the early pioneers of Adventism believed and worshiped. How could Mrs. Hastings be "sealed" by a false god that is worshiped by Adventists today? The trinity of Gods worshiped by 501c3 SDA's today was changed from the one and only true and living God and SDA historian George Knight admits such: 

“Adventist beliefs have changed over the years under the impact of "present truth."Most startling  is the teaching regarding Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Many of the pioneers, including James White, J. N. Andrews, Uriah Smith, and J. H. Waggoner, held to an Arian or semi-Arian view—that is, the Son at some point in time before the Creation of our world was generated by the Father….Likewise, the Trinitarian understanding of God, now part of our fundamental beliefs, was not generally held by the early Adventists. Even today a few do not subscribe to it”. (Adventist Review, January 6, 1994, pp. 10, 11) Click here to see more shocking predictions of Ellen White that have been fulfilled.

At the Sunday law (possibly Jan 2016 (Esther 2:16 signed into law by legislation and March-April 2016 the persecution starts in earnest per Esther 3:12), probation closes for the House of God (Adventists). “I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully. This enraged the churches and nominal Adventists, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this time God's chosen all saw clearly that we had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us.” CET 93, Early Writings, p. 33.2

The following I share with you based on my study and convicting influence of the Holy Spirit and invite your input and convictions based on the Word of God and the Spirit of Prophecy. You can email me at weddingpartyprocmyession @ gmail.com. I will share what I believe below, and will explain with quotes and Bible texts the reason for my beliefs.

I believe the 144,000 are the Bride of Christ. Chosen by God Himself to be a Bride for His Son. Specially chosen like the tribe of Levite's were specially chosen when Aaron's rod budded grew leaves and bare fruit overnight. 

Those of the SDA church experience from Oct 22, 1844 until either the Sunday law or probation closes for the whole world are those who strive but do not make the cut, become CONCUBINES living in the SECOND HOUSE of the WOMEN in the CITY OF GOD for Christ to call as he delights in them by NAME specifically. I believe those WHO are NOT chosen from among the SDA experience - those who have believed and applied the truths to their daily choices and shared it - will, like those who were not CHOSEN in the story of Queen Esther will be Christ's concubines. Esther 2:14 "In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which kept the concubines: she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name."

I believe the 144,000 are APOSTLES - first disciples, THEN APOSTLES/LEADERS who begat spiritual children who are known as the "Son's and Daughter's of God" from the SPIRITUAL UNION of DIVINITY AND HUMANITY - the UNION OF CHRIST AND HIS BRIDE - the union of their minds, the uniting of their minds in His TRUTH described in the Law of God. The Spiritual UNION of Christ and His Bride begets spiritual children. These spiritually begotten "Son's and Daughters of God" are also known as "GUESTS" of the wedding supper of the Lamb.

I believe the 144,000 may all be martyred - beheaded or die of old age - to be raised at the Covenant of Peace about 15 days prior to Christ's return. 

I believe the 144,000 are Royal Kings and Priests of the two tables or two charts, the 1843 and 1850 charts, and have been serving their time of service for God from October 22, 1844 and forever. The 144,000 are Kings and Priests of the Heavenly Sanctuary. 

I believe the 144,000 are without Father and Mother like Melchizedek and Queen Esther. Melchizedek and Queen Esther are representatives of the 144,000 and their experience. There are more stories in the Bible that represent this as well. If you know of one, please send it to me and I'll add it to this page and share it weddingpartyprocession @ gmail.com.

I believe the 144,000 come from the Seventh-day Adventist experience from the very first and forever ("When the DECREE goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. NOW is the time to prepare." T5, 216.1. "And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully" Last Day Events, p. 143.1). When this 144,000 number is made up, THEN Christ will come. Christ is waiting on US! HIS PEOPLE! To get our act together. To WANT HIM with the exact SAME longing desire that HE has for US! 

THEN those whose CHARACTERS (thoughts and feelings) are to "remain pure and spotless for eternity go out and give the loud cry - goes forth in greater power to proclaim the Sabbath more fully - ONLY "TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3  ), clothed in sackcloth (sackcloth=mourning over the sins of the people, sighing and crying for the abominations per Ezekiel 9:4, these obtain the "mark" or "seal" of the living God at the threshingfloor/harvest time, the angels messages of Rev 14, the harvest message (latter rain/loud cry/testing perfecting message also found in Revelation 14 and 18) given by the reapers (144,000) who thrust in the sickle (truth) and reap. The 144,000 gather OUT the grapes/wheat into Christ's barn. There are two harvests, one at the close of probation for the house of God, Christ reaps the firstfruits, the 144,000, and they in turn are filled with fire=fervent zeal/loud cry like at Pentecost and go out to reap the world harvest - thousands upon thousands are converted in a day at the loud cry, before Christ stands up and says "It is Finished". God Himself gives the day and hour of His Son's 2nd coming, then about 15 days later, Christ comes to get His waiting 144,000 and Saints who have been protected from the 7 last plagues.
  1. WHAT ARE GOD'S PEOPLE TO DO? COME OUT OF 501c3 churches and all cities into the country...into home  Bible study groups and join yourself to Christ's character, His Righteousness by following Him into the MOST HOLY PLACE, the CITY OF GOD:

  2. https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/the-144-000-revealed---the-lost-ark-of-the-covenant-found

The 144,000 are also known as the New Jerusalem aka that Rock with seven eyes that descends out of Heaven as a Bride adorned for her husband and smiths the feet of the image of Daniel 2. It is the gems of truth that are lived out in their daily choices during the time of their service in the Heavenly Sanctuary that the Bride of Christ is adorned with. 

    That ONE STONE with 7 eyes on it, is the STONE THAT SMITES THE FEET OF THE IMAGE IN DANIEL 2 that is cut out without hands: 

    “Thou sawest till that a stone” “ smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay.” The stone smites the feet, because they are professed Christians, and only the cases of the professed people of God are considered at the investigative judgment {GC 480.1}. Note that Dan. 2:35 says that the image was broken in pieces together, which is confirming 1 Peter 4:17: “For it is time for judgment to begin, starting with the house of God. And if it starts with us, what will be the fate of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God?”  Daniel [2] presents a succession of events that lead down to the opening of the judgment {GC 355.3}. 

    In this vision, the investigative judgment is symbolized by a stone cut out, but not by human hands, that smites the image.

    The people who are in membership or name only Seventh-day Adventists (5 foolish virgin laodiceans, aka tares gathered together in the 501c3 denominational bundle for the burning) are not living up to the great light that was given to them in the beginning of Adventism in 1841, 1842, 1843 and 1844 are the IMAGE or "professed" in name only, the church "militant" are the first to feel the ROCK with 7 eyes, the 144,000 that delivers the truth they were first entrusted to deliver but have rejected. The rock, the 144,000 that is cut out without hands, the 7 angels with messages to the 7 churches, with 7 eyes, with 7 trumpets, who become vegans, are perfect, Holy in constant agreement with God. If we are not broken on the rock of Jesus Christ we will be smashed by it.

Like Queen Esther the 144,000 desire ONLY the trousseau GIVEN to her by her betrothed (remember the 10 virgins lingering NEAR the BRIDES HOUSE? Near, NOT at the Brides house.). Esther 2:15 "Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her." She desires ONLY the character traits - the 12 fruits of the Spirit of Christ (The 12 fruits on the tree of life that the 144,000 and wise virgins feast on, represent the gospel feast, the Bread of Life, the Word of God) found in Galatians 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Three fruits are listed in Ephesians 5:9-10 (KJV) " (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord."

  1. "And I saw a table of pure silver; it was many miles in length, yet our eyes could extend over it. I saw the fruit of the tree of life, the manna, almonds, figs, pomegranates, grapes, and many other kinds of fruit. I asked Jesus to let me eat of the fruit. He said, "Not now. Those who eat of the fruit of this land go back to earth no more. But in a little while, if faithful, you shall both eat of the fruit of the tree of life and drink of the water of the fountain." Early Writings, p. 19.1

The SDA’s teach that some of the 144,000 who are sleeping are raised during the seventh plague. Only the 144,000 hear the covenant of peace;

The graves were opened, and those who had died in faith under the third angel’s message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that God was to make with those who had kept His law. {EW 285.1}

The living saints, 144,000 in number, knew and understood the voice, while the wicked thought it was thunder and an earthquake. When God spoke the time, He poured upon us the Holy Ghost, and our faces began to light up and shine with the glory of God, as Moses’ did when he came down from Mount Sinai. {EW 14.1}

Graves are opened, and “many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth. . . awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” Daniel 12:2. All who have died in the faith of the third angel’s message come forth from the tomb glorified, to hear God’s covenant of peace with those who have kept His law. 

“They also which pierced Him” (Revelation 1:7), those that mocked and derided Christ’s dying agonies, and the most violent opposers of His truth and His people, are raised to behold Him in His glory and to see the honor placed upon the loyal and obedient. {GC 637.1}

Thus the early SDA’s taught that: “those who have fallen asleep, having the seal of God, will have a special resurrection, and will be called forth to hear the covenant of peace, and to behold their Lord as He comes in the clouds of heaven.” {1905 SNH, SSP 252.1}  Stephen Haskell
I believe the 144,000 are also known as:

The THRONE of GOD and His SON.
Israel of God
Mother of God's Children

Dear Pastor Andrew (link to his video study: https://youtu.be/SEAV5IEUlQg), I have 4 questions about this very interesting study. I like this forum where we can as the pioneers did, study together and  "Point after point was clearly defined, and all the brethren CAME INTO HARMONY. The whole company of believers were UNITED in the truth." —MS 135, 1903. (Ellen G. White, The Early Years Volume 1 - 1827-1862, page 145) :
# 1: Why do you believe the 144,000 started in 1847? # 2 Why only men a part of the 144,000 when Ellen White mentions specifically two women as a part of the 144,000? Perhaps I am misunderstanding something here. #3 You helped me to understand better when the special resurrection occurs = when God the Father says IT IS DONE. First Christ says it is Finished and stands up and the Saints alive stand up with Christ perfected or MADE perfect in truth=Christ's image/character, then after 6 plagues fall, His Father says "It is Done" and the hail falls, then Christ returns at the date of the SECOND death degree for the Saints.  Ellen White says that the plagues are blamed on God's people. She says that the 144,000 must live a period of time WITHOUT AN INTERCESSOR, which has to be after Christ leaves the Most Holy Place (Bridal Chamber or Huppa/Chuppa), for that is when probation closes for the house of God and then the 144,000, concubines and guests go forth "At the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully" Early Writings, p. 33.2., and QUESTION #3 : the plagues begin at the time probation closes for the world??? or does the plagues start at the Sunday law legislation which I believe MAY be Jan 10, 2016 because of Esther 2:16? What significance do you place on Rev 13:5 and the 42 months which is 3.5 years or 1,260 days possibly being when God's people are fed truth, when they go into the place (Revelation 12:14) prepared for them (the house Royal (Esther 2:16) or the City of God at the FARTHER END of the narrow path (1SM62.1): Esther 2:16/Revelation 11:2 "They will trample on the holy city for 42 months."  Pope Francis is GIVEN authority to trample on the 144,000 for 42 months per Rev 13:5 = from March 19, 2013 (Pope Francis coronation and his blasphemy is allowed by God for 42 months (@11 "And I will appoint my two witnesses (old and new testaments ), and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.") which comes to Sept 19, 2016 which is cut short in Righteousness ) the REMNANT that comes OUT of the 501c3 SDA church = “Arise, shine; for thy light (living reality experiences of knowing Jesus and His help during your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. To those who go out to meet the Bridegroom is this message given."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3
Only those who obey the Bridegroom and Brides last warning message to wake up and come out of apostasy (all 501c3 churches today) to JOIN CHRIST and His Bride on their way to the gospel feast will the message of the loud cry be given. ) for 1,260 days, to be fed (Revelation 12:6) or nourished with truth AGAIN, the second gathering of the TEN virgins () for 1260 days coincides with Revelation 13:5: "This entire chapter (Revelation 13) is a revelation of what will [future tense] surely take place." 19MR 182.6 Manuscript Releases Volume Nineteen [Nos. 1360-1419], p. 182.6, S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, p. 979.10. I would suggest that the 70th Jubilee (starts Oct 2016?) is extra significant in that the real estate of the whole planet will be returned to its original owner, the Creator.  The 144,000 will not have any affiliation with their old churches, since their Church leadership and most of their brethren (the five foolish laodicean virgins) have rejected the three angels messages and the 10 commandments, with special focus on the fourth commandment that begins with “REMEMBER”, and those brethren will not have have enough spiritual strength (oil=reality of Christ’s presence and power=character=thoughts and feelings-song of their EXPERIENCE in Christ) to make it to the close of probation (Rev. 13:5 - March 19, 2013 saints are fed/nourished with truth for 42 months until Sept 19, 2016 which is cut short in righteousness), and will fall during the time of Jacob`s trouble: the Tribulation/plagues falling after Christ has stood up and said “It is Finished”. This marks the close of probationary time (A dark day occurs like occurred the day Christ was crucified), "I turned to look for the advent people in the world, but could not find them, when a voice said to me, "Look again, and look a little higher." At this, I raised my eyes, and saw a straight and narrow path, cast up high above the world. On this path the advent people were traveling to the city [of God] which was at the FARTHER END OF THE PATH. They had a bright light set up behind them at the beginning of the path, which an angel told me was the "midnight cry." [See Matthew 25:6.] This light shone all along the path, and gave light for their feet, so that they might not stumble." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 62.1 "I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath MORE FULLY.  This enraged the churches and nominal (in name only/laodicean/foolish virgin/501c3) Adventists, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this time God’s chosen all saw clearly that WE (those who had come out of the 501c3 SDA church organization) had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us." Early Writings, p. 33.2 # 2: I agree with your thought train on women's ordination and such but I wondered if you have taken into consideration when saying only MEN comprise the 144,000? Here are a couple of Ellen White's quotes on two women being a part of the 144,000? At least one woman for sure. (women and children would already be "with" the 144,000....so why do you think these two women are singled out twice about saying they are/would be "with the 144,000"?) See the quotes here: "I saw that she [Mrs. Hastings, who had just died] was sealed and would come up at the voice of God and stand upon the earth, and would be with (a PART of I take it) the 144,000. I saw we need not mourn for her; she would rest in the time of trouble."--Letter 10, 1850 (2SM 263). "The Lord has given me a view of other worlds. Wings were given me, and an angel attended me from the city to a place that was bright and glorious. The grass of the place was living green, and the birds there warbled a sweet song. The inhabitants of the place were of all sizes; they were noble, majestic, and lovely. They bore the express image of Jesus, and their countenances beamed with holy joy, expressive of the freedom and happiness of the place. . . . I begged of my attending angel to let me remain in that place. I could not bear the thought of coming back to this dark world again. Then the angel said, 'You must go back, and if you are faithful, you, with the 144,000, shall have the privilege of visiting all the worlds and viewing the handiwork of God.'"--Early Writings, pp. 39, 40. ONLY the 144,000 entered the TEMPLE (the temple IS the 144,000)- if ELLEN WHITE was faithful she would be allowed to be a part of the 144,000 and enter WITH the 144,000 into the temple. The 144,000 ARE the temple and throne of God and His Son Revelation 21:22 "And I saw no temple in it: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it." The 144,000 are an extension of Christ to the world.  "And as we were ABOUT to enter the holy temple, Jesus raised His lovely voice and said, “Only the 144,000 enter this place,” and we shouted, “Alleluia.” {CET 63.2}  Question # 1: Why do you believe/understand the 144,000 started in 1847? I am leaning toward Oct 22, 1844 because the 144,000 are Royal Kings and Priests (symbolized by Melchizedek, Joshua, Zerubbabel and Queen Esther =see Esther Chapter 2 and 3). Those who strive lawfully for the mastery (2Tim 2:5 KJV) of sin = overcomers, are Kings and Priests of the two charts, the 1843 (1st and 2nd angels message) and 1850 (3rd angels message) charts, which are the two tables spoken of in Habakkuk 2:2 that the 144,000 are to be PRIESTS OVER per Hebrews 7:11. This is the investigative judgement, the marriage AKA the reception of the Kingdom by Christ in the Huppa or Bridal Chamber that we find safety in during the 7 last plagues AKA the Most Holy Place, the MIND of GOD given to His Bride, Let this MIND be IN YOU that was ALSO in Christ Jesus...it is our MIND stayed or settled into the truth (the covering of truth aka Righteousness (truth) that Christ is drawing over His People to protect them from the 7 last plagues) that Christ is truly the Son of God. Jesus says I AM THE TRUTH. THY LAW IS TRUTH. Christ is the THOUGHT of God made audible to us (the law is Christ in us who constrains our character=thoughts, feelings, words, actions) through the precious Bible promises which we are to claim to enter into the City of God at the farther end of the narrow path in Ellen White's first vision. "As the result of the threefold message it is announced, 'Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith OF Jesus.'" GC 453, 454. ​ "​Under this heavenly illumination, the scriptures which Christ had explained to them, stood forth in their minds with the vivid luster and loveliness of clear and powerful truth. The veil which had prevented them from seeing the end of that which was abolished was now removed, and the object of Christ's mission and the nature of his kingdom were comprehended with perfect clearness.​"​ {7Red 6.1}​​  “WITH A FAITH AND ASSURANCE THAT THEY HAD NEVER BEFORE KNOWN, THEY ACCEPTED THE TEACHINGS OF THE SACRED WORD. No longer was it a matter of FAITH with them that Christ was the Son of God. They KNEW that, although clothed with humanity, He was indeed the Messiah, and they told their experience to the world with a confidence which carried with it the conviction that God was with them.” –{The Acts of the Apostles, p. 45.3}. "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." The Holy Ghost assuming the form of tongues of fire divided at the tips, and resting upon those assembled, was an emblem of the gift which was bestowed upon them of speaking with fluency several different languages, with which they had formerly been unacquainted; and the appearance of fire signified the fervent zeal with which they would labor, and the power (character/influence) which would attend their words." {7Red 5.2​}​ Question # 4 has to do with knowing the time: "We can know just where we are in this world’s history." Sermons and Talks Volume Two, p. 48.5