Invitation of Christ and His Bride

The Loud Cry Via the Church Triumphant = 144,000


"I then saw the third angel. Said my accompanying angel, Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner. These things should engross the whole mind, the whole attention."  EW 118  

Soon God’s people will be tested by fiery trials, and the GREAT proportion of those who now appear to be genuine and true will prove to be base metal. Instead of being strengthened and confirmed by opposition, threats, and abuse, they will cowardly take the side of the opposers. {5T 136.1}

Those who come up to every point, and stand every test, and overcome, be the price what it may, have heeded the counsel of the True Witness, and they will receive the latter rain, and thus be fitted for translation. 1T 187

Since we are to strive to be among the 144,000, it behooves us to understand all the evidence that is available relative to that special group in Christ’s kingdom. This document is for the purpose of articulating all the data in a way that will make this important subject easily understood. The bride is the 144,000, and she is the church triumphant from which, and by which, the tares are shaken. The Spirit and the Bride say "COME"! Come out and join the wedding party NOW in procession! Probation closes for Sabbath keeping three angels’ message people before it closes for the people that they have to call out.

Zion the bride of Christ, equals the New Jerusalem equals Philadelphia equals the heavenly church triumphant, equals the 144,000 equals the Remnant equals the True Reformers, equals the church triumphant that is translated. This special group of end time Adventist leaders start in 1844 and go until the Sunday law is passed, when the 144,000 number will be made up and probation closes for the House of God...Adventists...who PROFESS the truth of Christ. The foolish virgin Laodicean 501c3 modern Adventist tares and anyone who claims to know the truth and do NOT put it into practice in their daily choices will know at this time that they are lost and Christ says depart from me for I know you not. This happens at the Sunday law legislation... https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/and-at-midnight-there-was-a-cry-made-behold-the-bridegroom-cometh-go-ye-out-to-meet-him-matthew-25-6/behold-the-bridegroom-comes-go-ye-out-to-meet-him

There are MANY names for the 144,000. Visit this page to learn more: 
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The Glory (Character=thoughts and feelings) of Zion - “Arise, shine! The prophet Isaiah saw the end-time saints as a wedding party.  He saw them going forth with lamps shining brightly, even in the midst of thick darkness. Everyone is to hear the last call to the marriage supper of the Lamb. . . . These words are for us!

Isaiah 60:1-5: 1. 'Arise, shine; For your light [a torchlight COL, 405-6] has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2. For behold, The darkness shall cover the earth,  And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.  4. "Lift up your eyes all around, and see:  They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar,  And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. 5. Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy.' -Isa 60:1-5 NKJV

Hosea 2:19 "And I will betroth you to me for ever; yes, I will betroth you to me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies."

Zephaniah 3:17 "The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over you with singing."

“Arise, shine; for thy light (living reality experiencing Jesus helping you in your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. TO THOSE WHO GO OUT (of all 501c3 churches) TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3

So if you obey Matthew 25:6 and Rev 18:4 and GO OUT and COME OUT of all churches - this includes the new modern changed religion of 501c3 Adventists:

The power which stirred the people so mightily in the 1844 movement will again be revealed. The third angel's message will go forth, not in whispered tones, but with a loud voice.--5T 252 (1885).

"Though they may refuse to hear, your labor will not be lost. In the effort to bless others your own souls will be blessed."—Testimonies for the Church 5:387.

 He whose mind loves to dwell upon God has a strong defense. He will be quick to perceive the dangers that threaten his spiritual life, and a sense of dangerwill lead him to call upon God for help and protection.3 The Review and Herald, October 11, 1881."The last great conflict between truth and error is but the final struggle of the long-standing controversy concerning the law of God. Upon this battle we are now entering—a battle between the laws of men and the precepts of Jehovah, between the religion of the Bible and the religion of fable and tradition." That I May Know Him, p. 240.4

"THERE IS NO SIN GREATER THAN UNBELIEF."---My Life Today. P. 14


"There is no sin greater than unbelief. And when there is unbelief in the heart, there is danger that it will be expressedThe lips should be kept in as with bit and bridle, lest by giving expression to this unbelief you not only exert an injurious influence over others, but place yourselves upon the enemy’s ground.
If we believe in God, we are armed with the righteousness of Christ; we have taken hold of His strength...We want to talk with our Saviour as though He were right by our side....
It is our privilege to carry with us the credentials of our faith,—love, joy, and peace. When we do this, we shall be able to present the mighty arguments of the cross of Christ. When we learn to walk by faith and not by feeling, we shall have help from God just when we need it, and His peace will come into our hearts. It was this simple life of obedience and trust that Enoch lived. If we learn this lesson of simple trust, ours may be the testimony that he received, that he pleased God. 
If we commit the keeping of our souls to God in the exercise of living faith, His promises will not fail us; for they have no limit but our faith."
 My Life Today, p. 14.2

"The true believer not only has faith, but he has a knowledge of the efficacy of the blood of Christ to cleanse from the defilement of sin. Christ crucified is the subject of his thought and meditation."  ST July 27, 1888, par. 8  

When the converting power of God comes upon minds, there will be a decided change. Men will have no inclination to criticize and tear down. They will not stand in a position that hinders the light from shining to the world. Their criticism, their accusing, will cease."  RH September 10, 1903, par. 5

Keep on an Even Keel, September 11

For I have given you an example. John 13:15.

We are forming characters for heaven. No character can be complete without trial and suffering. We must be tested, we must be tried. Christ bore the test of character of our behalf that we might bear this test in our own behalf through the divine strength He has brought to us. Christ is our example in patience, in forbearance, in meekness and lowliness of mind. He was at variance and at war with the whole ungodly world, yet He did not give way to passion and violence manifested in words and actions, although receiving shameful abuse in return for good works. He was afflicted, He was rejected and despitefully treated, yet He retaliated not. He possessed self-control, dignity, and majesty. He suffered with calmness and for abuse gave only compassion, pity, and love....

Imitate your Redeemer in these things. Do not get excited when things go wrong. Do not let self arise, and lose your self-control because you fancy things are not as they should be. Because others are wrong is no excuse for you to do wrong. Two wrongs will not make one right. You have victories to gain in order to overcome as Christ overcame.

Christ never murmured, never uttered discontent, displeasure, or resentment. He was never disheartened, discouraged, ruffled, or fretted. He was patient, calm, and self-possessed under the most exciting and trying circumstances. All His works were performed with a quiet dignity and ease, whatever commotion was around Him. Applause did not elate Him. He feared not the threats of His enemies. He moved amid the world of excitement, of violence and crime, as the sun moves above the clouds. Human passions and commotions and trials were beneath Him. He sailed like the sun above them all. Yet He was not indifferent to the woes of men. His heart was ever touched with the sufferings and necessities of His brethren, as though He Himself was the one afflicted. He had a calm inward joy, a peace which was serene. His will was ever swallowed up in the will of His Father. Not My will but Thine be done, was heard from His pale and quivering lips."—Letter 51a, September 11, 1874, to Edson and Emma White.

Turn to God While There is Time

Pray for yourself, in the name of Christ. Pray earnestly, fervently, sincerely. I hope that your life may be spared, and that you may give yourself wholly to repentance. Come to the Lord, and surrender all to Him. You must, or you will be taken captive by the enemy.

You must place yourself at the feet of Christ as a learner, else you will surely fail of obtaining the overcomer’s reward. Lay off your commanding, kingly authority, and become one of God’s little children. Until you are willing to study and obey God’s will, you will be overcome by temptations and led to do strange things, which will disqualify you for filling a position of influence.

Will you not repent and be converted? Will you not act every moment with the realization that you are under the divine scrutiny? Will you not make God your companion in all your work? His holiness, His justice, His truth, should purify your words and actions.

You need to stop and consider that there is a God. He has spoken good in your behalf, and He will be much displeased if you deal unjustly with His heritage. 

You should not neglect diligent study, but should pray for light from God that He would open to your understanding the treasures of His word, that you may be thoroughly furnished unto all good works. You will never be in a position where it is not necessary for you to watch and pray earnestly in order to overcome your besetments. You will need to be guarded continually to keep self out of sight. Do no encourage a habit of making yourself very prominent, dwelling upon your family difficulties and your poor health. In short, do not make yourself the theme of your conversation and have it come in between you and your Saviour. You should forget self and hide behind Jesus. Let the dear Saviour be magnified, but lose sight of self. When you see and feel your weakness you will not see that there is anything in yourself worthy of notice or remark.

Bearing in mind the harvest of the earth is ripened by the Latter Rain, Ellen White here is saying that the Latter Rain is a message, "He [John the Revelator] records the closing messages which are to ripen the harvest of the earth, either as sheaves for the heavenly garner or as fagots for the fires of destruction." The Great Controversy, 341.

"I saw the words of Christ, “I am your Restorer,” and I have hung right [on] to them since." You see the position we must be brought into. We have had to move wholly by faith. We have to go by faith. We have to march out without any sight or feeling.

The Lord is our Supporter. The impression must come from the Lord, and the things that we should talk about should be—faith in Christ and the righteousness of Christ— things for which the people are just starving.

"Were it not that this holy oil is poured from heaven in the messages of God's Spirit..." RH, July 20, 1897 par. 6.

The Latter Rain is God's words which by definition are messages, "For as the rain cometh down... 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..." Isaiah 55:6-11.

Isaiah 28:9-12 (Only v9 and 12 are quoted here), "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts... To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear."

True doctrine is the Latter Rain, "My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass." Deuteronomy 32:2.

It doesn't make sense to me that the Seventh-day Adventist church is suddenly and powerfully woken up by old light, like the 1888 message, that they have been listening to for 121 years; or by the Three Angels Messages that they have been listening to for 165 years. So Christ has to send a new message to wake us up before the National Sunday Law, just as He did in 1888.

Only those remnant few who COME OUT OR GO OUT can become either a bride or a guest of the wedding party will be allowed to help give the Loud Cry. The Bride of Christ are the 144,000 faithful men and women who go out of all prevailing apostasy and have home "churches" all over the world. Just like the 12 apostles, the 144,000 apostles have to separate from the iniquity that is in all 501c3 churches today. The 144,000 cannot find a 501c3 church that keeps all 10 commandments in the USA today. So they come out, like Jesus tells them to do in Revelation 18:4 and Matthew 25:6.

Matthew 25:6: And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

This group of faithful people, the 144,000 are symbolized as the fourth angel. The loud cry started in 1844 and the crescendo grows until it fills the whole earth. The Loud Cry goes forth similar to the Pentecost at the Sunday Law. The third angel’s message is being spread everywhere, and is encountering greater and still greater opposition from Satan and his agents. But then, suddenly, a powerful new addition arrives: the fourth angel is sent from the throne of God with a special assignment. It is his work to strengthen the message to come out from Babylon and give it fullest power. The 144,000 started in 1844 and are chosen by Christ until the Sunday Law. "Shall the Earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children" (Isaiah 66:8).

Matthew 4:16
the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."

Luke 2:32
a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel."

Ephesians 5:14
This is why it is said: "Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Revelation 21:11
It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

Psalm 87:3
Glorious things are said of you, city of God:

Psalm 102:16
For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.

Isaiah 2:5
Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Isaiah 4:5
Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy.

Isaiah 24:23
The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders--with great glory.

Isaiah 28:5
In that day the LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people.

Isaiah 35:2
it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God.

Isaiah 42:6
"I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,

Isaiah 52:2
Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, Daughter Zion, now a captive.

Isaiah 58:8
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 60:19
The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.

Isaiah 60:20
Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.

Isaiah 66:11
For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance."

Malachi 4:2
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.

Micah 4:6 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; KJV — Micah 4:6

Micah 4:7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever. KJV — Micah 4:7

Micah 4:8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. KJV — Micah 4:8

Micah 4:9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail. KJV — Micah 4:9

Micah 4:10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies. KJV — Micah 4:10

4:11 Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. KJV — Micah 4:11

4:12 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. KJV — Micah 4:12

4:13 Arise 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. KJV — Micah 4:13

My heart aches as I am shown how many there are who make self their idol. Christ has paid the redemption price for them. To him belongs the service of all their powers. But their hearts are filled with self-love, and with the desire for self-adorning. They give no thought to the words, “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Self-gratification is hiding God from their view. They have no desire to walk before God in meekness and lowliness. They are not looking to Jesus, not praying that they may be changed into his likeness. Their cases are represented by the man who came to the king’s banquet clothed in his common citizen-dress. He had refused to make the preparation required by the king. The garment provided for him at great cost he disdained to wear. To the king’s demand, “How camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?” he could answer nothing. He was speechless; for he was self-condemned.

We know not what is before us, and our only safety is in walking with Christ, our hand in his, our hearts filled with perfect trust. Has he not said, “Let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me”? Let us keep close to the Saviour. Let us walk humbly with him, filled with his meekness. Let self be hid with him in God.

Find a hiding place - ACCEPT CHRIST'S VICTORY AS YOUR OWN VICTORY BY FAITH! Claim Christ's Righteousness as your very own - the example life He lived on earth, claim it as your very own! His Body, claim as your own, His life blood that was shed for you, His quickened resurected by His Father new life, His strength, His wisdom, His Faith, His soul, His breath, His mind, His thoughts, His Words, His Actions = His eyes, His facial expressions, claim them as your very own!!! Right NOW! - the protection of Christ and His angels - go out of all 501c3 churches, into home churches like the 12 apostles, out in a raised field = truth/gems filled with many lamps/jets of light/ like the upstairs -(Acts 20:8 "There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting." upstairs room compare to "an open field raised above the earth". Matthew 25:1 "At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.") Satan and his agents the roaring lion is looking to kill the remnant/bride/woman - true believers who believe in the TRUE Jesus and His Father and God - the historical doctrines of the SDA church. 1 Samuel 20:5 "hide in the field until the evening of the day after tomorrow." Hide in Jesus =truth, until the evening of the third day (6000 year starts the 1000 years Saints will live in Heaven) when we shall live in God's sight because of Jesus righteousness covering us by Faith alone....soon we KNEW the REALITY of CHRIST'S PRESENCE WITH US - like the 12 apostles.

Those who arose when Jesus did, kept their eyes fixed on Him as He left the throne and led them out a little way. Then He raised His right arm, and we heard His lovely voice saying, “Wait here; I am going to My Father to receive the kingdom; keep your garments spotless, and in a little while I will return from the wedding and receive you to Myself.” Then a cloudy chariot, with wheels like flaming fire, surrounded by angels, came to where Jesus was. He stepped into the chariot and was borne to the holiest, where the Father sat. There I beheld Jesus, a great High Priest, standing before the Father. On the hem of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate. Those who rose up with Jesus would send up their faith to Him in the holiest, and pray, “My Father, give us Thy Spirit.” Then Jesus would breathe upon them the Holy Ghost. In that breath was light, power, and much love, joy, and peace.

There are Laodicean teachers of Adventism who believe they see the "broader view of things," when they do not yet know the true identity of the players of the Bible, eg. the bride of Jesus Christ, the remnant, the 144,000, etc. A complete knowledge of the character and identity of the players is fundamental to a correct understanding of the broader view of truth.

We will prove first from Scripture, and then from the Spirit of Prophecy that Philadelphia is the Zion Bride of Jesus Christ, the church triumphant that is translated without seeing death, and that Laodicean converts are ten-virgin Sons and Daughters of Mother Zion.

The 144,000 describes Zion, the church triumphant, the faithful remnant from 1844 onward till probation closes (time Sunday law starts) for the House of God. The 144,000, from which the sinners (tares) are shaken. They are shaken out because they reject the message given by the 144,000 remnant Saints. (The 144,000 characters are being perfected and they are being sealed prior to the time of trouble by the following perfecting testing messages.)

Zion the bride of Christ, equals the New Jerusalem equals Philadelphia equals the heavenly church triumphant, equals the 144,000 equals the Remnant equals the True Reformers, equals the church triumphant that is translated without seeing death. By not seeing death does not mean they do not die...or sleep....they don't see the second death...they are raised at the voice of God giving the day and hour of Christ's coming to hear the covenant of the promise. "And as God spoke the day and hour of Jesus’ coming, [Ezekiel 12:25. Mark 13:32.] and delivered the everlasting covenant to His people, [Ezekiel 20:37. Hebrews 12:22-25.] He spoke one sentence, and then paused, while the words were rolling through the earth! [Jeremiah 25:30, 31.] 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 Moses’ face did when he came down from Sinai. The wicked could not look on them, for the glory. [Song of Solomon 5:1-5.] 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." A WORD TO THE LITTLE FLOCK, PAGE 20


"Those who die under the third angel's message are a part of the 144,000; there 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. See more pioneer quotes that are like this one: 
https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/who-are-the-remnant-of-god

First we will identify the player Zion from Scripture. Isaiah 62 gives a vivid description of Zion, that she is the "Bethulah," strictly pure virgin of verse 5, and receives a New Name, verse 2, making her the New Jerusalem, the "Mother" Bride of Jesus Christ. In the family of God, the Mother has sons and daughters, the ten-virgins, that are concubines, Zion travailed=children of the Bridal chamber, and not strictly pure virgins, as is Bethulah, the Hebrew term for virgin in verse 5. Let us take a look at these verses:

"For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, [a torchlight COL, 405-6] and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a NEW NAME, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; [she is now] neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate [it is now]; but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence. And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.... 
Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones [the cherished errors and false doctrines]; lift up a standard for the people [the law of God]. Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. And they shall call them, The holy [chosen] people, the redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken." Isaiah 62.

"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God,and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my NEW NAME." Rev. 3:12. 
"Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." Rev. 3:10.

It is Zion who gets the NEW NAME, which is THE NEW JERUSALEM, and is identified as Philadelphia. She is "kept" or preserved and protected from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth, and this is none other than the Great Time of Jacob's trouble. Only the bride of Christ, the 144,000 go the complete distance through this time to be translated without seeing death.

Zion as The Firstfruits, Firstborn – the 144,000

"And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's [New] name written in their foreheads.... 

And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women [fallen churches by ecumenical involvement]; for they are [strictly pure Bethulah] virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the FIRSTFRUITS [FIRSTBORN HEB. 12:22, 23] unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God." Rev. 14:1, 3-5.

Zion as the Heavenly Church Triumphant—Registered in Heaven as Men Made Perfect

"But ye are come unto mount Sion [Zion], and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn [firstfruits], which are written [registered] in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect." Hebrews 12:22, 23.

Zion as the True Reformers

"Characteristics of True Reformers.--Here are given the characteristics of those who shall be reformers, who will bear the banner of the third angel's message, those who avow themselves God's commandment-keeping people, and who honor God, and are earnestly engaged, in the sight of all the universe, in building up the old waste places. Who is it that calls them. The repairers of the breach, The restorers of paths to dwell in? It is God. Their names are registered [written] in heaven as reformers, restorers, as raising the foundations of many generation." E.G. White Comments, SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 4, 1151, col. 2.

God directly calls [chooses] the True Reformers as the bride for His son. This is according to Eastern custom. Then the voice of God and the voice of the bride awaken the ten-virgins, which we will prove from the Spirit of Prophecy.

Zion as the 144,000 Remnant That is Translated Without Seeing Death

""The woman is a symbol of the church, and the remnant of the church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent. The dragon makes war on these for keeping the commandments of God, Sabbath and all, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ, which, according to the inspired definition of chap. xix, 10, 'is the spirit of prophecy.' Here, then, are the causes of the dragon's warfare upon the remnant. They teach the observance of the ten commandments, and the revival of the gifts, and acknowledge the gift of prophecy among them. When the Devil got one foot upon the fourth commandment, and the other upon the gifts planted in the Christian church b Jesus Christ, then his satanic majesty was filled with revengeful delight. But when the remnant, whom God designs to fit for translation to Heaven without seeing death, 'ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein,' then the dragon is wroth, and makes war on them. 
"The true spirit of the dragonic host, which is already being somewhat developed, is vividly described in Isa. xxx, 8-13, as being manifested just prior to the sudden destruction of those who hate the pure testimony, and love smooth and deceitful things." E. G. White, Spiritual Gifts, Vol. III, 26, 27.

"The marriage represents the reception by Christ of His kingdom. The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, which is the capital and representative of the kingdom, is called 'the bride, the Lamb's wife.' Said the angel to John: 'Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.' 'He carried me away in the spirit,' says the prophet, 'and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.' Revelation 21:9, 10. Clearly, then, the bride represents [is the ambassador for] the Holy City, and the virgins that go out to meet the bridegroom are a symbol of the church [militant]. 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...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.

Let us analyze the above statement very closely:

1.    The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, which is the CAPITAL and REPRESENTATIVE of the kingdom, is the bride, the Lamb's wife.

2.    The bride REPRESENTS [ambassadors of] the Holy City.

3.    The virgins that go out to meet the bridegroom are a symbol of the church; they are the "people of God;" they are guests at the marriage supper, and if guests, they cannot also be represented as the bride! They cannot be both!

4.    Christ receives the NEW JERUSALEM, the CAPITAL and REPRESENTATIVE [ambassadors] of His kingdom, as a bride adorned for her husband."

5.    Therefore, the bride, NEW JERUSALEM," the representatives or earthly ambassadors, the true messengers of the heavenly NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH; the earthly REPRESENTATIVES of the heavenly church called ZION, Hebrews 12: 22, 23, the church triumphant, consisting of men made perfect [verse 23] are the bride of Jesus Christ.

The Laodicean "Converts" as Children [Sons and Daughters] of Zion Who are Awakened by Her Voice and Join Her Procession From Her Father's House to His Own Home

"The people of God symbolized by a holy woman and her children,were represented as greatly in the minority. In the last days only a remnant still existed. Of these John speaks as they 'which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7, p. 972, col. 2.

The "remnant" that still existed are the 144,000 from 1844 onward till probation closes for the house of God, who survive the time of Jacob's trouble to be translated without seeing death. The "wise virgins" of the ten, join the bridal procession as "guests," but some of the 144,000 and guests are martyred during the time of trouble 3-19-13 to 9-19-16 which is cut short in righteousness. They are faithful martyrs however. "At this time, God’s chosen, all saw clearly that we had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us." A WORD TO THE LITTLE FLOCK, PAGE 19.

"For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall THY SONS marry thee..." Isaiah 62:5. Zion has sons.

"Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the DAUGHTER is Zion, Behold, 'thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him." Isaiah 62:11. Zion has DAUGHTERS.

In the above verse of Isaiah 62:11, Zion is told to say something to her daughter, and the words she is told to say are a paraphrase of the Midnight Cry of Matthew 25:6:

"And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. "

"The bridegroom goes forth to meet his bride and bring her to his home. By torchlight [advanced light--"a lamp that burneth" Isa. 62:1; the Midnight Cry Lighted Path of Matthew 25]the bridal party proceed from her father's house to his own, where a feast is provided for the invited guests [the ten virgin church militant--The Great Controversy 427]. In the scene upon which Christ looks, a company are awaiting the appearance of the bridal party, intending to join the procession. 
Lingering near the bride's house [not at it] are ten young women robed in white. Each carries a lighted lamp and a small flagon for oil. All are anxiously watching for the appearance of the bridegroom. But there is a delay. Hour after hour passes [since 1844] the watchers become weary and fall asleep. At midnight the cry is heard, 'Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.' the sleepers [all those virgins slept Matt. 25:5], suddenly awaking, spring to their feet. They see the [bridal] procession moving on, bright with torches and glad with music. They hear the voice o the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. The ten maidens seize their lamps and begin to trim them, in haste to go forth." E.G. White, Christ's Object Lessons, 406.

Philadelphia is made a pillar in the temple of God. Only the 144,000 go into the temple on Mt. Zion. The bride is the leadership of the heavenly New Jerusalem Church, and the wise virgin guests are the constituent membership. The bride is seated around the throne, and the vast throng is further away.

"Nearest the throne are those who were once zealous in the cause of Satan, but who, plucked as brands from the burning, have followed their Saviour with deep, intense devotion. Next are those who perfected Christian character in the midst of falsehood and infidelity, those who honored the law of God when the Christian world declared it void, and the millions, of all ages, who were martyred for their faith [special guest bridesmaids]. And beyond is the 'great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues." E.G. White, The Great Controversy, 665, 1911 edition.

James White on Philadelphia as The Church Triumphant 144,000

"The history and description of the 144,000 apply to those who are to be changed at the coming of the Lord, and to no other class. First, 'having His Father's name written in their foreheads.' Said the true Witness to the Philadelphia chrch, 'Him that overcometh, will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out, and I will write upon him the name of my God.' Where? 'In their foreheads,' just where John saw the 'Father's name.' Now just as sure as the Philadelphia church is the true church of the last days, just so sure the 144,000 are sealed, just before the coming of the Lord." James White,The Advent Review, vol. 1, No. 4, p. 56.

"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.' Early Writings, p. 19.



Laodicea has falsely taught that she is the bride of Jesus Christ, or equal to the "Jews" of Revelation 3:9. God says that those who make this false claim are the Synagogue of Satan. Do you believe Him? Do you?! Why did God insert this matter of the Synagogue of Satan, within the Philadelphian message? Because Satan would use Laodicea to impersonate and claim to be what is rightfully only applicable to Philadelphia. And that is what Laodicea does, she claims to be the faithful, remnant bride of Jesus Christ, and for that claim, God makes her the Synagogue of Satan.

"You think, that those who worship before the saint’s feet, (Revelation 3:9), will at last be saved. Here I must differ with you; for God shew 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." WLF 12.2, A WORD TO THE LITTLE FLOCK, PAGE 12

Isaiah 60:14 "The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all 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."

The Distinctions Between the 144,000 and the Guests

  • The bride, the True Reformers, is called directly by God.
  • The voice of God and the bride then awaken the ten-virgins.
  • They dwell in separate houses, but the bride calls them out of their church that has become like the world, and has linked herself to lewd women [fallen churches Jer. 11:9-15] to join her procession.
  • The bride is the wife of Jesus.
  • The wise virgins are the guests in heaven. "the people of God are said to be guests at the marriage supper" The Great Controversy 1888, p. 426.2
  • Only The bride, the 144,000, goes into the temple on Mt. Zion.
  • The bride is made a pillar in the Temple of God.
  • The bride is Philadelphia who is "kept" through the time of trouble.
  • The bride is Philadelphia, the Church Triumphant, that co-exists with the church militant guests, to come to their aid if they will swallow their spiritual pride and accept her aid. The pure truth comes through her first.
  • The bride, of course, is seated nearest the throne in heaven.
  • The bride of all ages (1844 onward until probation closes for the house of God), could well be resurrected (regenerated into a human body as Jesus was) to be part of the 144,000 at the final generation, just as Jesus raised people out of their graves after His resurrection and went forth to give the gospel. This would be the "rocks crying out," just as Jesus is the rock of ages. Satan's counterfeit of this regeneration of the bride of all ages is reincarnation. In Revelation 3:10-12, original Philadelphia, circa A.D. 1, was promised she would be kept through the time of trouble to come upon all the world.

"The state of the Church represented by the foolish virgins, is also spoken of as the Laodicean state." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, vol. 2, 420.

Lukewarm and/or Cold Apostate Laodicea no Better Than The Fallen Churches

"If the church becomes lukewarm [let alone apostate], it does not stand in favor with God any more than do the churches that are represented as having fallen and become the habitation of devils and the hold of every foul spirit and the cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Those who have had opportunities to hear and receive the truth, and who have united with the Seventh-day Adventist church, calling themselves the commandment keeping people of God, and yet possess no more vitality and consecration to God than do the nominal churches, will receive the plagues of God just as verily as the churches who oppose the law of God. Only those that are sanctified through the truth will compose the royal family in the heavenly mansions Christ has gone to prepare for those that love him and keep his commandments." E.G. White, Letter 35, January 1, 1898. (Manuscripts and Letter, p. 5).

Lukewarm Laodicea, which is no better than the fallen churches, has labeled herself as "Jews" [chosen bride of Christ]. Rev. 3:9 says that all who do this falsely will be of the Synagogue of Satan.


"None but the hundred and forty-four thousand can learn that song; 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 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. '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 nationthey have endured the anguish of the time of Jacob's troublethey have stood without an intercessor through the final outpouring of God's judgments." The Great Controversy, p. 648.

The above statement is why I believe there is a dual fulfillment of Matthew 24:21:

"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." Matthew 24:21.

Interpreting Revelation above, in a way that does not contradict Matthew 24:21, as well as not making Ellen White contradict herself, makes a dual fulfillment absolutely necessary, otherwise one makes the Word contradict itself by depicting two different events as the greatest tribulation that ever occurs since there was a nation.

How many times of great tribulation are there? I say two. But the greatest of these since there was a nation is Armageddon and the final great tribulation contest between good and evil. The entire world will be destroyed at that time. That in itself transcends the more provincial occurrence of the 1260 day for a year prophecy. There could well be a literal 1260 day period after the healing of the wound, and according to the greater light, the Bible, that is precisely what the Word says in Revelation 13:3-5. However, I do not expect folk to accept my vision or my word; just the Word of God just as it reads in Revelation 13:3-5.

The days that are to be shortened in Matthew 24:22, refer to the very end-time conflagration, and Ellen White so applies this text. She does use prophetic license in applying Matthew 24:22, to the shortening of the 1260 days in order to protect the church during that period also.

The Indisputable Evidence Concerning Matthew 24:21

Here is a case where Ellen White applies Matthew 24:21 to a time future to 1888, which was when she penned the statement:

"There is great need that our weakening faith should be quickened, and that we should ever keep before the mind the evidences that our Lord is soon coming, that we may ever be found not only waiting, but watching and working. We are not to be found in idle expectancy; for this leads to carelessness of life, and deficiency of character. We are to realize that the judgments of God are about to fall upon the earth, and we should most earnestly present before the people the warning that the Lord has commissioned us to give: 'For then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.' [Matt. 24:21 quoted] 'Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, The Perils and Privileges of the LAST DAYS, pr. 6, p. 1073.

Applying Matthew 24:21 to the end-time. Ellen White says in the above statement that the Lord has commissioned us to give the warning of Matthew 24:21, to the world; that this should be most earnestly presented before the people. 

There have been more than one historical fleeing to the mountains. In AD 66, three and one-half years before the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, the Jews fled to the mountains of Pella. This was a secondary fulfillment of Matthew 24, but certainly not the primary end-time fulfillment, SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 74-77.

The Great Controversy, p. 267 application of Matthew 24:22, is done strictly with prophetic license on the part of Ellen White, and does not preclude its application in the very strict sense of the end-time context of the entire chapter of Matthew 24! Ellen White does this hundreds of times with various Scriptures. She applies and reapplies them to myriad situations.

Desire of Ages, p. 630, 631, is a classic example. That reference refers to two different fleeings; the AD 66 fleeing of the Jews to the mountains of Pella just prior to the AD 70 destruction of Jerusalem, as well as the 1260 year prophecy of Daniel 7, which Christ also evidently cut short. It has everything to do also and SPECIFICALLY with the Jews fleeing from Jerusalem in the spring and autumn of AD 70, to avoid the destruction of Jerusalem three and one-half years later by Titus, SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 74-77.

The AD 70 event referred to in Desire of Ages, 630, 631. On these two pages, Ellen White applies and re-applies Matthew 24 to two extremely different events; the 1260 day prophecy as well as the destruction of Jerusalem of much earlier occurrence!

you will find that Ellen White says that the very end-time of Jacob's great time of trouble will be the worst trouble planet earth has ever experienced to that time, and this coincides with the entire context of Matthew 24, and verse 21 and 22 more specifically.

The SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5, p. 500, col. 2, says in commentary on Matthew 24:21: "In 538 began the 1260 years of papal supremacy and persecution (see Additional Note on Daniel 7)."

Then the same reference commenting on Matthew 24:16, says: "Flee into the mountains. As the Hebrew people through the centuries had done at times of foreign invasion (see Judges 6:2; 1 Sam. 13:6; Heb. 11:38). Josephus says (War vi. 9. 3 [420]) more than one million people perished during and after the siege of the city and 97,000 more were taken captive. However, during a temporary respite, when the Romans unexpectedly raised their siege of Jerusalem [AD 70], all the Christians fled, and it is said that not one of them lost his life. Their place of retreat was Pella, a city in the foothills east of the Jordan River, about 17 mi. south of the Lake of Galilee."

So Ellen White's mention of fleeing Jerusalem in your reference of Desire of Ages, 630, was in 70 AD, and the 1260 days of Daniel 7 began in AD 538. She uses Matthew 24:21, 22, in application to two very different events far removed from one another. This is called prophetic license.

She mentions another future, end-time fleeing to the mountains in Testimonies, vol. 5, 464, 465, as follows:

"The time is not far distant, when, like the early disciples, we shall be forced to seek a refuge in desolate and solitary places. As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation, in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath, will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains."—Testimonies for the Church 5:464, 465.

And I saw the sword, famine, pestilence, and great confusion in the land. [Ezekiel 7:10-19. 2 Esdras 15:5-27] The wicked thought that we had brought the judgments down on them. They rose up and took counsel to rid the earth of us, thinking that then the evil would be stayed. [2 Esdras 16:68-74.] WLF 18.4

The Bride That is Married

 

Isaiah Chapter 62:1-5 defines Zion as being married. It also defines Zion as giving the loud cry message.

 

Isaiah 62 King James Version (KJV)

 

62 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

 

2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.

 

3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

 

4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

 

5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin [Bethulah--a strictly pure virgin], so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

 

6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,

 

7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

 

8 The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:

 

9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the Lord; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.

 

10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.

 

11 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

 

12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

 

·       Zion is married. She is the righteous bride of Christ.

·       Zion will be called by a NEW NAME. That NEW NAME is NEW JERUSALEM, Rev. 3.

·       Zion is a strictly pure virgin (bethulah), whereas the 10 virgins are concubines. They are guests at the wedding, Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 405, 406, and Great Controversy, pp. 426, 427. If guests, they cannot be the bride.

·       Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. Rev. 3:12.

·       Zion says to the daughter of Zion, the various church militants: Behold, thy salvation cometh, behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. This is a paraphrase of Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

·       In Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 405, 406, it is the voice of God and the voice of the bride that awakens all ten virgins, because Matthew 25 says that they all slumbered and slept.

 

Zion, the Bride, is the 144,000 Church Triumphant of Perfect Men

 

How do we know that Zion is the 144,000? How do we know that Zion is the church triumphant? Hebrews 12:22, 23, Early Writings, p. 19, Revelation 14:1-4 and Revelation 3:10-12 give us the answer.

 

22 But ye are come unto mount Sion [Zion], 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 [FIRSTFRUITS], which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

 

The bride is the True Reformers who are WRITTEN, REGISTERED in heaven:

 

"Characteristics of True Reformers.--Here are given the characteristics of those who shall be reformers, who will bear the banner of the third angel's message, those who avow themselves God's commandment-keeping people, and who honor God, and are earnestly engaged, in the sight of all the universe, in building up the old waste places. Who is it that calls them, The repairers of the breach, The restorers of paths to dwell in? It is God. Their names areregistered [written--Heb. 12:22, 23] in heaven as reformers, restorers, as raising the foundations of many generations." E. G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 4, 1151, & Review and Herald, Oct. 13, 1891.

 

The bride is perfect, blameless. Revelation 14:

 

Revelation 14 King James Version (KJV)

 

1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousandhaving his Father's name written in their foreheads.

 

2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

 

3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

 

4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virginsThese are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

 

5       And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

 

·       The bride Zion, is the earthly representative of the heavenly city and church of the firstfruits, the firstborn, men made perfect, blameless, WITHOUT FAULT.

·       The Bride, the 144,000, have the Father’s name written in their foreheads, THE NEW JERUSALEM, Rev. 3:10-12. This is the Bible proof that the 144,000 are Zion, the bride of Christ.

·       Additional Bible proof that the bride is the 144,000 is Rev. 3:10-12, where it says that Philadelphia, with the NEW NAME, NEW JERUSALEM, is made to be pillars in the Temple of heaven. Pillars means leaders, the lesser priests, while Christ is the High Priest.

·       It is important to remember that Philadelphians are not faulted for anything. They are perfect and are made pillars (leaders) in the Temple.

·       Spirit of Prophecy proof that Zion, the bride, is the 144,000, is found in Early Writings, p. 19, where it says: “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.” The 144,000 are made pillars in the Temple, Rev. 3:10-12, and only the 144,000 go into the Temple. So the perfect Zion bride of Christ, Philadelphia, is the 144,000, who go into the Temple and are made pillars or lesser priests to Christ, the High Priest.

·       The bride is a pure virgin (BETHULAH, Isaiah 62:5, whereas the 10 virgins are not as pure. They are awakened by the voice of God and the bride. They are the daughter of Mother Zion, the bride. They are guests at the wedding.

·       "The marriage represents the reception by Christ of His kingdom. The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, which is the capital and representative of the kingdom, is called 'the bride, the Lamb's wife.' Said the angel to John: 'Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.' 'He carried me away in the spirit,' says the prophet, 'and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.' Revelation 21:9, 10. Clearly, then, the bride represents the Holy City, and the virgins that go out to meet the bridegroom are a symbol of the church [militant]. 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...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.

 

Christ has had a bride, a church triumphant, in every generation

 

Faithful men, true reformers, who have constituted the bride of Christ in every generation, have existed as heaven’s earthly representatives of heavenly Zion. They are for the purpose of aiding the church militants in their necessities if and when those churches will accept the aid of the true reformers. Often their aid is resisted.

 

"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." E. G. White, The Southern Watchman, Sep. 8, 1903.

 

Resistance of Aid From True Reformers, the Church Triumphant in Every Age

 

"The Sanhedrin had rejected Christ's message and was bent upon His death therefore Jesus departed from Jerusalem, from the priests, the temple, the religious leaders, the people who had been instructed in the law, and turned to another class to proclaim His message, and togather out those who should carry the gospel to all nations.

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. Again and again the history of Christ's withdrawal from Judea has been repeated. When the Reformers preached the word of God, they had no thought of separating themselves from the established church but the religious leaders would not tolerate the light, and those that bore it were forced to seek another class,who were longing for the truth. In our day few of the professed followers of the Reformers are actuated by their spirit. Few are listening for the voice of God, and ready to accept truth in whatever guise it may be presented. Often those who follow in the steps of the Reformers are forced to turn away from the churches they love, in order to declare the plain teaching of the word of God. And many times those who are seeking for light are by the same teaching obliged to leave the church of their fathers, that they may render obedience." E.G. White,Desire of Ages, 232.

 

The Bride of Christ, the 144,000, as THE THIRD ANGEL, Faithful Men, who Separate the Wheat From the Tares

 

"I then saw the THIRD ANGEL. Said my accompanying angel, 'Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner." E.G. White, Early Writings, 118.

 

Third Angel—“No one hears the voice of these angels, for they are a symbol to represent the people of God who are working in harmony with the universe of heaven. Men and women, enlightened by the Spirit of God and sanctified through the truth, proclaim the three messages in their order.” E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 2, p. 387.

 

"The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of faithful men, who obedient to the promptings of God's Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message WAS NOT to be committed to the religious leaders of the people." E.. White, The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, 199, 200.

 

Zion, the Church Triumphant, Appears to Fall When the Fallen Church Militants Fall

 

Now that you understand completely who Zion is, you should no longer be duped by the misuse of the following statement, as Adventists have been duped by the leaders misapplication of this statement since Ellen White’s death, and because they don’t know the identity of the Bible players such as Zion.

 

"Satan will work his miracles to deceive; he will set up his power as supreme. The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place. None but those who have been overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony will be found with the loyal and true, without spot or stain of sin, without guile in their mouths. We must be divested of our self-righteousness and arrayed in the righteousness of Christ. MR 12 324-325 2SM 380.

 

·       Zion is the pure spotless bride of Christ.

·       Sinners are shaken OUT OF ZION, not the SDA church militant wheat and tare co-ed church.

·       The church Zion may appear as about to fall when the Ezekiel 9 fall of the SDA church militant occurs. But Zion, the 144,000, will be translated without seeing death.

 

Bible Teaching That Further Supports the Above

 

·       Matthew 13 depicts sinners shaken out of the Kingdom of God which is Zion.

·       Ezekiel 22:17-31 depicts that in the first literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, in A.D. 34-70, the dross (tares) were gathered into the midst’s of the church for burning and melting.

·       Ezekiel 20:33-38 depicts sinners being shaken out of Zion by Zion, to wit:

 

33 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:

 

34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.

 

35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.

 

36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord God.

 

37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:

 

38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. Ezekiel 20:33-38.

 

In the above verses, we have a church triumphant (Zion) GATHERED OUT and taken to the WILDERNESS separated from sinners. This church triumphant is brought into the bond of the covenant, and the rebels are purged (shaken) out of this church by Zion, the bride of Christ, THE THIRD ANGEL, FAITHFUL MEN.

 

More Spirit of Prophecy Proof of Who is Shaken From Whom

 

Ellen White likened the church unto the world and a field. Notice: "The 'field,' Christ said, 'is the world.' But we must understand this as signifying the church of Christ in the world. The parable is a description of that which pertains to the kingdom of God, His work of salvation of men and this work is accomplished through the church. True, the Holy Spirit has gone out into all the world everywhere it is moving upon the hearts of men but it is in the church that we are to grow and ripen for the garner of God." Christ's Object Lessons, p. 70.

 

·       Tares are burned in the field as they were burned in the Temple and Jerusalem in the last literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, per Ezekiel 22:17-31.

·       But it is in the church that we are to grow and ripen for the garner (kingdom) of God. Can the wheat ripen in an apostate church where open sin is permitted to abound?

·       Are thorns different from ordinary tares?

Thorns sprung up.--The thorns made it impossible for the wheat to mature. (Luke 8:4-7).

 

“And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: 5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. Luke 8:4-7.

 

Thorns represent open sin apostasy. Thorns choke the wheat and make it impossible for the wheat to mature.

 

"Thorns sprung up.--The thorns made it impossible for the wheat to mature (see Luke 8:14). In the same way secular interests prevent the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22, 23) from reaching maturity. Religion is relegated to the subordinate position of being only one interest among many. For lack of cultivation it withers and eventually dies. That which the thorny-ground hearers lack is a moral transformation [E.G. White, Christ's Object Lessons, p. 50]. To them, justification is the sum and substance of religion, and they fail to realize that the Christian life consists essentially in the process known as sanctification--the process by which evil traits and tendencies are replaced by the perfect life-pattern of Jesus Christ." Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 405.

 

“The Lord will not write as wise those who cannot distinguish between a tree that bears thorn-berries and a tree that bears olives.” {EGW, RH, September 7, 1897 par. 15}

 

"It is IMPOSSIBLE for you to unite with those who are corrupt, and still remain pure. (II Corinthians 6:14-15 quoted). God and Christ and the heavenly host would have men know that if he unites with the corrupt he will become corrupt." E. G. White, Review and Herald,Vol. 4, p. 137.

 

And were it possible to unite with the corrupt and still remain pure, you would be corporately responsible for their apostasy by MEMBERING with them:

 

"The plain straight testimony must live in the church, or the curse of God will rest upon His people as surely as it did upon ancient Israel because of their sins. God holds His people, as a body [corporately], responsible for the sins existing in individuals among them." Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 269.

 

"The names of those who sin and refuse to repent should not be retained on the church books,lest the saints be held accountable for their evil deeds. Those who pursue a course of transgression should be visited and labored with, and if they then refuse to repent, they should be separated from church fellowship, in accordance with the rules laid down in the Word of God." {11MR 208.3}

 

Achan’s sin brought disaster upon the whole nation. For one man’s sin the displeasure of God will rest upon His church till the transgression is searched out and put away. The influence most to be feared by the church is not that of open opposers, infidels, and blasphemers, but of inconsistent professors of Christ. These are the ones that keep back the blessing of the God of Israel and bring weakness upon His people.” {PP 497.2}

 

The wheat can mature amongst tares [insincere believers whose motives we would have to judge in order to remove them], but the wheat cannot mature amongst thorns, open, apostate sinners, because they choke out and kill the wheat. This is why true reformers have separated from open sin apostate churches in every succeeding generation, Desire of Ages, 232. On that page, note that the only reason for separation of the true reformers given is that the ecclesiastical leaders would not tolerate light--truth.

 

If wheat and thorns could dwell together until the harvest at the end of the world, then there should never have been a separation from any apostate body including the apostate Jewish church from A.D. 34, from Roman Catholicism in the Reformation, and from apostate Protestantism in 1844.

 

In the Old Testament, apostasy was dealt with by killing all the apostates who would not repent, and/or leaving them to sacrifice on one's own at home:

 

"The recreant priests added licentiousness to the dark catalogue of their crimes yet they still polluted by their presence the tabernacle of the Lord, and, laden with sin, dared to come into the presence of a holy God. As the men of Israel witnessed the corrupt course of the priests, they thought it safer for their families not to come up to the appointed place of worship. Many went from Shiloh with their peace disturbed, their indignation aroused, until they at last determined to offer their sacrifices themselves, concluding that this would be fully as acceptable to God, as to sanction in any manner the abominations practiced in the Sanctuary." E.G. White, The Signs of the Times, vol. 1, p. 264, col. 3, December 1, 1881.

 

"Christ was a protestant...The Reformers date back to Christ and the apostles. They came out and separated themselves from a religion of forms and ceremonies. Luther and his followers did not invent the reformed religion. They simply accepted it as presented by Christ and the apostles." E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 2, 48, col. 2.

 

Paul left

 

"And as they persisted in their rejection of the gospel the apostle (Paul) went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus." Acts, 19:8, 9.

 

"Fearing that the faith of the believers would be endangered by continued association with these opposers of the truth, Paul separated from them, and gathered the disciples into a distinct body." E.G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 286.

 

Leave them "If God has any new light to communicate, He will let His chosen and beloved understand it, without their going to have their minds enlightened by hearing those who are in darkness and error.” EW 124.2}

 

“I was shown the necessity of those who believe that we are having the last message of mercy, being separate from those who are daily imbibing new errors. I saw that neither young nor old should attend their meetings; for it is wrong to thus encourage them while they teach error that is a deadly poison to the soul and teach for doctrines the commandments of men. The influence of such gatherings is not good. If God has delivered us from such darkness and error, we should stand fast in the liberty wherewith He has set us free and rejoice in the truth. God is displeased with us when we go to listen to error, without being obliged to go; for unless He sends us to those meetings where error is forced home to the people by the power of the will, He will not keep us. The angels cease their watchful care over us, and we are left to the buffetings of the enemy, to be darkened and weakened by him and the power of his evil angels; and the light around us becomes contaminated with the darkness. {EW 124.3}

 

“I saw that we have no time to throw away in listening to fables. Our minds should not be thus diverted, but should be occupied with the present truth,..." EW p. 125.

 

"Even though you may not be able to speak a word to those who are working on wrong principles, leave them. Your withdrawal and silence may do more than words. Nehemiah refused to associate with those who were untrue to principle, and he would not permit his workmen to associate with them. The love and fear of God were his safeguard-Dare to be a Daniel, Dare to stand alone. Thus as did Moses, you will endure the seeing of Him who is invisible. But a cowardly and silent reserve before evil associates, while you listen to their devices makes you one with them Come out from among them and be separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."Review & Herald Vol. 4, p. 42.

 

Scripture on Home Churches

 

Act 16:32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

Act 16:34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Act 16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into [the house of] Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

Act 18:7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain [man's] house, named Justus, [one] that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

Rom 16:5 Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. Salute my well beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

1Cr 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them [which are of the house] of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1Cr 16:15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

1Cr 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

 

Ellen White on Home Churches

 

When the young men and women were kept away from the Alpha of apostasy in the church, what did they do? Where did they meet for worship?

 

Ellen White on Home Churches in the Alpha of Apostasy:

 

"There is a little hope in one direction: Take the young men and women, and place them where they will come as little in contact with our churches as possible, that the low grade of piety which is current in this day shall not leaven their ideas of what it means to be a Christian." E.G. White, Manuscript Release #995, p. 5.

 

"God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, (or the super mega church), neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments. 'Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.' Where Christ is even among the humble few, THIS IS CHRIST'S CHURCH, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a church." Upward Look, p. 315.

 

"The church is in the Laodicean condition. The presence of God in not in her midst." Notebook Leaflets, p.99.

 

"The church is in the Laodicean state. The presence of God is not in her midst.--NL 99 (1898). Latter Day Events, p. 49.

 

"To the end of time, the presence of the Spirit is to abide with the true church." E.G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 55.

 

"The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A NEW ORGANIZATION would be established. Books of a NEW ORDER would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the NEW MOVEMENT. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but GOD BEING REMOVED, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.

Who has authority to begin such a [NEW] movement? We have our Bibles, we have our experience, attested to by the miraculous working of the Holy Spirit. We have a truth that admits of no compromise. Shall we not repudiate everything that is not in harmony with this truth? E.G. White, Selected Messages, Vol. 1, 204, 205.

 

All of the above statements have been fulfilled except the final and literal Ezekiel 9 sweeping away of the structure because of all of its abominations for which we are to sigh and cry, and our very sealing is dependent on whether or not we will sigh and cry for ALL THE ABOMINATIONS.

                                        

"Who are standing in the counsel of God at this time? Is it those who virtually excuse wrongs among the professed people of God, and murmur in their hearts, if not openly, against those who would reprove sin? Is it those who take their stand against them, and sympathize with those who commit wrong? No, indeed! These, unless they repent, and leave the work of Satan in oppressing those who have the burden of the work, and holding up the hands of sinners in Zion, will never receive the mark of God's sealing approval. They will fall in the general destruction of all the wicked, represented by the five men bearing slaughter weapons.Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those "that sigh and cry for all the abominations that are done" in the church. Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in an agony, even sighing and crying. Read Ezekiel, chapter nine." {RH, September 23, 1873 par. 5}

 

If all the bad were shaken out of the church there would be no abominations to sigh and cry about, and no need for Ezekiel 9 to BEGIN AT HIS SANCTUARY:

 

Begin at My Sanctuary -- "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men [leaders], those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus 'Peace and safety’ is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together." E. G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.

 

The leaders at Jerusalem's headquarters were guilty of UNBELIEF. Unbelief is atheism. Egypt is symbolic of Atheism, but it is far worse to imbibe UNBELIEF after knowing the truth. So SDA leaders (ancient men) are guilty of UNBELIEF, SYMBOLIZED BY Egypt, which is atheism or actually worse than Babylon. That is why Ellen White said they were worse:

 

Worse than Babylon -- "God's professed people are selfish and self-caring....They are idolaters, and are worse, in the sight of God, than the heathen, graven-image worshippers who have had no knowledge of a better way." Testimonies, Vol. 2, 440-442.

 

The apostate church is apostate "ATHEIST" Jerusalem, Ezekiel 9 and 5T 211. Unbelief is unbelief is unbelief IS ATHEISM IS EGYPT!

 

"The things you have described as taking place in Indiana, the Lord has shown me would take place just before the close of probation. Every uncouth thing will be demonstrated. There will be shouting, with drums, music, and dancing. The senses of rational beings will become so confused that they cannot be trusted to make right decisions. And this is called the moving of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit never reveals itself in such methods, in such a bedlam of noise. This is an invention of Satan to cover up his ingenious methods for making of none effect the pure, sincere, elevating, ennobling, sanctifying truth for this time. Better never have the worship of God blended with music than to use musical instruments to do the work which last January was represented to me would be brought into our camp meetings. The truth for this time needs nothing of this kind in its work of converting souls. A bedlam of noise shocks the senses and pervert that which if conducted aright might be a blessing. The powers of satanic agencies blend with the din and noise, to have a carnival, and this is termed the Holy Spirits working." Selected Messages, Book 2, p. 36.

 

The Prophesied End of the SDA Omega of Apostasy Synagogue of Satan

 

PROLEPSIS PROPHETIC STATEMENT:

 

Here is the Spirit of Prophecy prophesied prolepsis statement regarding the final fate of that once Noble Ship. This is a major LYNCHPIN to this warning message. Can you explain it away? Are you a passenger on this once NOBLE SHIP, that is about to sink to rise no more? NOTICE WHO SEPARATES FROM WHOM:

 

"Jesus sends HIS PEOPLE a message of warning to prepare them for his coming. To the prophet John was made known the closing work in the great plan of man's redemption. He beheld an angel flying 'in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him for the hour of his Judgment is come and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters [Rev. 14:6, 7.].

The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of faithful men, who, obedient to the promptings of God's Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message was not to be committed to the religious leaders of the people. They had failed to preserve their connection with God, and had REFUSED THE LIGHT FROM HEAVEN therefore they WERE NOT of the number described by the apostle Paul: 'But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day we are not of the night nor of darkness' [1 Thess. 5:4, 5].

The watchmen upon the walls of Zion should be the first to catch the tidings of the Saviour's advent, the first to lift their voices to proclaim him near, the first to warn the people to prepare for his coming. But they were at ease, dreaming of peace and safety, while the people were asleep in their sins. Jesus saw HIS CHURCH, like the barren fig-tree, covered with pretentious leaves, yet destitute of precious fruit. There was a boastful observance of the forms of religion, while the spirit of true humility, penitence and faith--which alone could render the service acceptable to God--was lacking. Instead of the graces of the Spirit, there were manifested pride, formalism, vainglory, selfishness, oppression. A BACKSLIDING CHURCH closed their eyes to the signs of the times. God did nor forsake them, or suffer his faithfulness to fail but they departed from him, and SEPARATED THEMSELVES from his love. As they REFUSED TO COMPLY WITH THE CONDITIONShis promises were NOT FULFILLED to them." E.G. White,The Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 4, pp. 199-200 [The 1884 edition of The Great Controversy,199, 200].

 

Note these important delineations in the above statement:

·       Ellen White is addressing HIS PEOPLE.

·       Ellen White is addressing those to whom God committed the EVERLASTING GOSPEL of Revelation 14.

·       Ellen White is defining the angel represented in prophecy as symbolizing a class of faithful men.

·       Ellen White is saying emphatically that the final Loud Cry message is delivered NOT BY THE LEADERS OF THE SDA CHURCH, but by a class of faithful men, because the leaders had failed to preserve their connection with God and had refused light from heaven!

·       Ellen White is addressing "watchmen upon the walls of Zion," NOT FALLEN BABYLON!

·       Twice Ellen White mentions HIS CHURCH, NOT FALLEN BABYLON.

·       It is the MEMBERS of said church that SEPARATE FROM GOD, AND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE TO SEPARATE FROM THEM OR BE CORPORATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR APOSTASY.

·       The above reasons are why there is another coming out of a faithful remnant FROM APOSTATE JERUSALEM AS WELL AS FALLEN BABYLON.

·       Isa 37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

·       Isa 37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

Ellen White is addressing a BACKSLIDING CHURCH whose leaders and laity alike failed and rejected light from heaven and who refused to comply with the conditions so that God's promises are not fulfilled to them.

When Will Ezekiel 9 Slaughter Come to the Apostate SDA Church Militant?

I can prove to you from God’s Word exactly when the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 will occur.

 

"Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is short. God is calling will YOU hear? Will YOU receive His message? Will YOU be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To "The churches in Oakland and Berkeley, September 26, 1909.)" E. G. White Manuscript Releases Volume One, p. 260.

 

“The time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled; that prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter.”— Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1303.

 

·       Matthew 22:1-10 was the order of events in the last A.D. 34-70 literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9. Ezekiel 9 could have have been fulfilled before that time because until A.D. 34, the Daniel 9 prophecy of the 490 days reached to A.D. 34.

·       Ellen White reapplies Matthew 22:1-10 to our day in Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1, pp. 4-9, and she specifically singles out and cites Matthew 22:7, which is Ezekiel 9 destruction of the apostate SDA church!

·       Matthew 22:7 is the destruction of Jerusalem, the murderous city, A.D. 70. It is also the destruction of the apostate SDA church to come BEFORE the final call to the world.

·       After the Sunday law is first legislated, there will be a 1290 day time period before the first DEATH DECREE IS ISSUED. On day 1260, a 30 day warning will be given that all who do not take the mark on day 1290 will be killed. All FAITHFUL Christians who refuse the mark, will be killed except for the 144,000. Ellen White says there will be no martyrs AFTER the close of probation because they would not serve any purpose in providing inspiration for others to follow their lead.

·       The killing will last from day 1290 to 1335, 45 days, so from day 1260 to day 1335, the final swelling of the Loud Cry message will go forth AFTER the Ezekiel 9 destruction of the SDA apostate church. SDA leaders will tell the people to keep Sunday sacred and that will infuriate Babylonians, and rightly so!

·       "The Lord has a controversy with his professed people in these last days. In this controversy men in responsible positions will take a course directly opposite to that pursued by Nehemiah. They will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but they will try to keep it from others by burying it beneath the rubbish of custom and tradition. In churches and in large gatherings in the open air, ministers, will urge upon the people the necessity of keeping the first day of the week." E.G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 1, p. 405, col. 3.

·       SDA leaders teach that Ezekiel 9 is not fulfilled until the very end of time, per Great Controversy, pp. 653-656, but if you will note page 653, that is the time that BABYLON IS RIPE FOR EZEKIEL 9 DESTRUCTION, for Ezekiel 9 applies twofold, first to the church and then to the world, Great Controversy, p. 25.

·       How could Ezekiel 9 slaughter involve SDA’s at the very end of time per GC 656, if they all die, even faithful martyrs, EXCEPT FOR THE 144,000, during the time of the first death decree, for there won’t even be any martyr deaths after the close of probation?

·       A More Decided Effort to Exalt Sunday—“After the truth has been proclaimed as a witness to all nations, at a time when every conceivable power of evil is set in operation, when minds are confused by the many voices crying, “Lo, here is Christ,” “Lo, He is there,” “This is truth,” “I have a message from God,” “He has sent me with great light,” and there is a removing of the landmarks, and an attempt to tear down the pillars of our faith—then a more decided effort is made to exalt the false sabbath, and to cast contempt upon God Himself by supplanting the day He has blessed and sanctified.” {3SM 406.2}

·       “The enemy knows that if the church can be controlled by political enactments, if she can be led to unite with the world, she virtually acknowledges him as her head. Then the authority of man-made commandments will work to oppose the rule of the government of heaven. Under the leadership of Satan men will dispense with the righteous, holy enactments of God concerning the Sabbath, the observance of which is to be a sign between God and His people forever. {ST, November 22, 1899 par. 1}


"The heart that has once tasted of the love of Christ, cries out continually for a deeper draft; and as you impart, you will receive in richer and more abundant measure. Every revelation of God to the soul increases the capacity to know and to love. The continual cry of the heart is, More of thee, and ever the Spirit’s answer is, Much more; for our God delights to do “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.” To Jesus, who emptied himself for the salvation of lost humanity, the Holy Spirit was given without measure. So it will be given to every follower of Christ when the whole heart is surrendered for his indwelling. Our Lord himself has given the command, “Be filled with the Spirit,” and this command is also a promise of its fulfilment. It was the good pleasure of the Father that in Christ should “all the fulness dwell;” and “in him ye are made full.”

The life of Christ was a life charged with a divine message of the love of God, and he longed intensely to impart this love to others in rich measure. Compassion beamed from his countenance, and his conduct was characterized by grace and humility, love and truth. Every member of his church militant must manifest the same qualities, if he would join the church triumphant. The love of Christ is so broad, so full of glory, that in comparison to it, everything that man esteems so great dwindles into insignificance. When we obtain a view of it, we exclaim, O the depth of the riches of the love that God bestowed upon men in the gift of his only begotten Son!

When we seek for appropriate language in which to describe the love of God, we find words too tame, too weak, too far beneath the theme, and we lay down our pen and say, “No, it can not be described.” We can only say, with the beloved disciple, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.” It is the mystery of God in the flesh, God in Christ, divinity in humanity. Christ bowed down in unparalleled humility, that in his exaltation to the throne of God he might also exalt those who believe in him to a seat with him upon his throne.

To all who are willing for self to be humbled are given God’s promises:

“I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of Jehovah before thee.”

“Call upon me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

“Exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,” will be given unto us “the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him,” that we may be able to “comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,” that we may be “filled with all the fulness of God.”

“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things that God hath prepared for them that love him.” Only through his Word can a knowledge of these things be gained; and even this affords but a partial revelation. But there every power will be developed, every capability increased. The grandest enterprises will be carried forward, and the highest ambitions realized. And still there will arise new heights to surmount, new wonders to admire, new truths to comprehend, fresh objects to call forth the powers of body and mind and soul. All the treasures of the universe will be open to the study of God’s children. With unutterable delight we shall enter into the joys and the wisdom of unfallen beings. We shall share the treasures gained through ages and ages spent in contemplation of God’s handiwork. And the years of eternity, as they roll, will continue to bring more glorious revelations. “Exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,” will be, forever and ever, the impartation of the gifts of God." http://text.egwwritings.org/publication.php?pubtype=Periodical&bookCode=RH&lang=en&year=1908&month=November&day=5


“When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.... 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 fulness of Christ.” THE REVIEW AND HERALD, November 12, 1908



Hosea 6:2

The Final Warning
"I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Revelation 18:1, 2, 4. This
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy 

Revelation 14:6-12

Isaiah 62:3
You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD's hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

Ezekiel 16:12
and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.

Only as the reformation was completed by a full and complete return to Biblical doctrine, laying aside all the Pagan and Papal errors fully, and a people raised up to repair the Breach in God’s Law by restoring the Sabbath to its proper place, could we expect to see this group arise. They could not arrive in history until the third angel’s message went forth at the opening of the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary in 1844. The 144,000 come from this group - from 1844 and onward until the close of probation for the House of God. At that time, the 144,000 go forth with greater zeal, and proclaim the Loud Cry which is the 3 angels messages with the additional mention of of the corruptions which have been entering the SDA churches and the Song of their experience in learning to lean heavily upon their Beloved. They are without Spot because THEY OBEY their Bridegroom. They follow HIM where ever he goes! Rev 14:4.

"What shall I do to inherit eternal life?" This is the all-important question, and it has been clearly answered. "What is written in the law? how readest thou?"--MS-26-1901. {2NL 164.5}

"This scripture points forward to a time when the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel of Revelation 14, is to be repeated, with the ADDITIONAL mention of the corruptions which have been entering the various organizations (churches) that constitute Babylon (all churches who have adopted false doctrines - all 501c3 churches), since that message was first given, in the summer of 1844." The Great Controversy 1888, p. 603.2

"In this scripture the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel, [Revelation 14:8.] is repeated, with the additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844." The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 421.2 (1844 = SDA churches because this is the one church that claimed to be pure, the other churches did not claim to keep the Sabbath or worship the true God...

1. Philadelphians
2. Saints
3. Remnant - Left over
4. Restorers of the breach
5. the two witnesses - In Revelation 11, the two witnesses share their testimony for 1,260 days and then the resurrected antichrist overcomes them and kills them.
6. 144,000 sealed servants

7. New Jerusalem - “I saw that while Jesus was in the Most Holy
Place He would be married to the New Jerusalem; and after His work should be accomplished in the holiest, He would descend to the earth in kingly power, and take to Himself the precious ones who had patiently waited His return.”—Early Writings, 251:1.

8. City of Light -
9. Church Triumphant - The members of the church militant who have proved faithful will become the church triumphant.—Letter 32, 1892. "Those who think that the church militant is the church triumphant make a GREAT MISTAKE." The Upward Look, p. 152.3
10. Elect of God - "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.” Selected Messages Book 1, p. 174.3
11. The Rock or Stone (Daniel 2:44-45) This group is the ‘Stone’ that is cut out of the mountain (Mount Zion=God’s People) and
that smites the image on the feet and ushers in the Second Coming of Jesus. See Daniel 2. It is cut out without hands--so it is the work of the Holy Spirit (Christ's character and presence) that cuts it out. Clearly
this points to the separation and sealing of the 144,000.
12. Bride of Christ
13. 144,000 - “Let us strive with all the power that God has given us to be among the hundred and forty-four thousand.” RH March 9, 1905, par. 4
14. Blameless
15. Righteous
16. Overcomers
17. Kingdom of Light
18. City of Light
19. Loud Cryers
20. Church of the First born
21. First-fruits
22. Angels who symbolize faithful men
23. Movement
24. Watchmen upon the walls of Zion
25. Sing the Song of their experience of Knowing their husband and come up out of the wilderness leaning on her beloved. (Song of Solomon 8:5) Who are then given the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb
26. Zion - "leaves 1843 after Christ, when captive Zion will go free from all bondage, even from death, and the last enemy conquered, the remnant out of all nations saved, the New Jerusalem completed, the saints glorified." Miller's Works. Volume 1. Views of the Prophecies and Prophetic Chronology pages 43 - 46
27. Church built without hands
28. in Christ's express image
29. My Love
30. Beloved
31. All fair (Song of Solomon 4:7)
32. Sealed
33. Witnesses
34. "redeemed from among men"
35. Elijah - Malachi 4:4-6 - "Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse."
36. Elijah will come first and restore all things.
37. Elias
38. Like the 12 apostles many of the 144,000 will be martyred. Some will die of old age. Judas, the traitor hung himself. Haman and his sons were all hung...Haman Hanged Instead of Mordecai, this if for those who have the truth and betray it. “If the blood of Christ's faithful witnesses were shed at this time, it would not, like the
blood of the martyrs, be as seed sown to yield a harvest for God.--GC 634 (1911). {LDE 264.2} This is talking about the time of Jacobs trouble because probation is then closed for everyone and no one could be saved that had not already been saved.

“A decree went forth to slay the saints, which caused them to cry day and night for deliverance. This was the time of Jacob's trouble. Then all the saints cried out with anguish of spirit, and were delivered by the voice of God. The one hundred and forty-four thousand triumphed. Their faces were lighted up with the glory of God.” {LS 117.1}
39. 144,000 are those who help to give the three angels messages and the 7th day Sabbath message from 1844 until legislation for a Sunday law goes forth.
40. Firstborn
41. "the holy Jerusalem" Revelation 21:10 "Holy" means in agreement with God. "Holiness is agreement with God." Lift Him Up, p. 279.4

42. The Holy City: "Clearly, then, the bride represents the holy city..." THE GREAT CONTROVERSY 1888, PAGE 426

43. VIRGINS - These believers are virgins—undefiled. These symbolic images are a way of expressing that God’s end-time people are wholeheartedly dedicated to God as a bride to her bridegroom. In other words, they are faithful spouses, following the Lamb wherever He goes.

44. SPOUSE

45. FIT MAN: The Fit Man and the Scapegoat. The fit man is a symbol of the 144,000. This group is also represented by the ‘Fit Man’ who, in the typical service, led the Scapegoat out into a land not inhabited; to return no more to the camp. “And Aaron shall lay both hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all
the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness. And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness." Leviticus 16: 21-22.

46. Bethulah See Isaiah 62:5

47. City of God: Psalm 87:3 "Glorious things are said of you, city of God:"

“Like Jacob, every one, without an exception, was earnestly pleading and wrestling for deliverance.” - EW, p. 272

This points forward to the time when Satan is bound on this earth for the 1,000 years—at that time, a truly uninhabited place. During this time the judgment of the wicked is going on in heaven. Revelation 20:2 “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” “Then I saw that Jesus' work in the sanctuary will soon be finished. And after His work there is finished, He will come to the door of the first apartment, and confess the sins of Israel upon the head of the scape-goat. Then He will put on the garments of vengeance. Then the plagues will come upon the wicked, and they do not come till Jesus puts on that garment, and takes His place upon the great white cloud. Then while the plagues are falling, the scape-goat is being led away. He makes a mighty struggle to escape, but he is held fast by the hand that leads him. If he should effect his escape, Israel would lose their lives. I saw that it would take time to lead away the scape-goat into the land of forgetfulness after the sins were put on his head.” Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 2.

Mat 17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
Mat 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Mat 17:12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
Mat 17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

Just as John the Baptist preceded the first coming of Jesus, with the Elijah message, so too there is another message to be proclaimed shortly before the second coming. It will be a message of restoration of lost truths, that prepare the way of the Lord:
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