Who are the 144,000?

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Ellen White predicts:

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

“Let us strive with all the power (character=thoughts and feelings=Christ’s mind=the Ten Commandments in us through Christ in us) that God has given us to be among the hundred and forty-four thousand.” 7BC 970,  RH March 9, 1905, par. 4

“Then we heard the voice of God which shook the heavens and the earth, and gave the 144,000 the day and hour of Jesus coming.” Portland, April 6, 1846. BROADSIDE APR.06, 1846:

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

“I saw that she [Mrs. Hastings, who had just died] was sealed and would come up at the voice of God and stand upon the earth, and would be with the 144,000. I saw we need not mourn for her; she would rest in the time of trouble.”Letter 10, 1850 (2SM 263).

“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 upthat number. They are raised to mortal life shortly before Christ comes, and . . . are changed to immortality when Christ appears.” James S. White, RH Sept. 23, 1880.

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

“No person can give to another his own mold of character. Let us duly consider the fact that we are to be saved, not as companies, but as individuals. We shall be judged according to the character we have formed.” RH September 17, 1895, par. 4

Here is another Ellen G. White’s statement on the 144,000 of Revelation 7 and 14:

Upon the crystal sea before the throne, that sea of glass as it were mingled with fire,–so resplendent is it with the glory of God,–are gathered the company that have “gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name.” With the Lamb upon Mount Zion, “having the harps of God,” they stand, the hundred and forty and four thousand that were redeemed from among men; and there is heard, as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of a great thunder, “the voice of harpers harping with their harps.” And they sing “a new song” before the throne, a song which no man can learn save the hundred and forty and four thousand. It is the song of Moses and the Lamb–a song of deliverance. 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 nation; they have endured the anguish of the time of Jacob’s trouble; they have stood without an intercessor through the final outpouring of God’s judgments. But they have been delivered, for they have “washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” “In their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault” before God. “Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.” They have seen the earth wasted with famine and pestilence, the sun having power to scorch men with great heat, and they themselves have endured suffering, hunger, and thirst. But “they shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Revelation 7:14-17. (The Great Controversy, pp. 648, 649)

In Great Controversy Mrs. White outlines the specific characteristics of the 144,000 as thus:

“None but the hundred and forty-four thousand can learn that song; for it is the song of their experience–an experience such as no other company have ever had. “These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth.” These, having been [1] translated from the earth, from among the living, are counted as “the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb.” Revelation 15:2, 3; 14:1-5. [2] “These are they which came out of great tribulation;” they have passed through the time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation; [3] they have endured the anguish of the time of Jacob’s trouble; [4] they have stood without an intercessor through the final outpouring of God’s judgments. … -[5] They have seen the earth wasted with famine and pestilence, the sun having power to scorch men with great heat, and they themselves have endured suffering, hunger, and thirst.” (Ibid. p. 649)

From the above it is obvious that the 144,000-those who have received the Seal of God-are identified by the following:

  1. Were alive and translated at Jesus’ return
  2. Went through the great time of trouble
  3. Went through “Jacob’s time of trouble”
  4. Stood without an intercessor
  5. Lived through the final judgments of God upon the earth
 
“Satan has laid every measure possible that nothing shall come among us as a people to reprove and rebuke us, and exhort us to put away our errors.” TM 411.1.

“The Lord has given me a view of other worlds. Wings were given me, and an angel attended me from the city to a place that was bright and glorious. The grass of the place was living green, and the birds there warbled a sweet song. The inhabitants of the place were of all sizes; they were noble, majestic, and lovely. They bore the express image of Jesus, and their countenances beamed with holy joy, expressive of the freedom and happiness of the place. . . . I begged of my attending angel to let me remain in that place. I could not bear the thought of coming back to this dark world again. Then the angel said, ‘You must go back, and if you are faithful, you, with* the 144,000, shall have the privilege of visiting all the worlds and viewing the handiwork of God.'”Early Writings, pp. 39, 40.

One interest will prevailone subject will swallow up all others,Christ our Righteousness.” The Paulson Collection of Ellen G. White Letters, p. 342.2

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Under this heavenly illumination, the scriptures which Christ had explained to them, stood forth in their minds with the vivid luster and loveliness of clear and powerful truth. The vail which had prevented them from seeing the end of that which was abolished was now removed, and the object of Christ’s mission and the nature of his kingdom were comprehended with perfect clearness.​”​ {7Red 6.1}​​

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” The Holy Ghost assuming the form of tongues of fire divided at the tips, and resting upon those assembled, was an emblem of the gift which was bestowed upon them of speaking with fluency several different languages, with which they had formerly been unacquainted; and the appearance of fire signified the fervent zeal with which they would labor, and the power which would attend their words.” {7Red 5.2​}​


“This temple was supported by seven pillars, all of transparent gold, set with pearls most glorious. The glorious things I saw there, I cannot describe. Oh, that I could talk in the language of Canaan, then could I tell a little of the glory of the better world. I saw there tables of stone in which the names of the 144,000 were engraved in letters of gold. After we beheld the glory of the temple, we went out, and Jesus left us, and went to the City.”  RH July 21, 1851, Art. B, par. 3

“The oil with which the wise virgins filled their lamps represents the Holy Spirit… Were it not that this holy oil is poured from heaven in the messages of God’s Spirit, the agencies of evil would have entire control over men… God is dishonored when we do not receive the communications which he sends us. Thus we refuse the golden oil (Christ’s character outlined in the Ten Commandments – a transcript of Christ’s MIND, His Divine Attributes, thoughts and feelings=character of Christ and His Father and God and is GIVEN to us when we claim the pledged Word/Promises of God as our own language) which he would pour into our souls to be communicated to those in darkness.” Review and Herald, July 20, 1897.

The next event is the Sunday Law and the close of your probation. There are no more warnings to look out for before you perfect your character in Jesus. At the Sunday Law, the Loud Cry goes forth with unmeasured power, and you will either give that cry or be lost. And NOW is the time God is choosing and sealing those without spot or blemish to give that Loud Cry.
144,000 like “standing on the sea of glass, holding harps (Words/praise) of God”

Early Writings, page 16, that “We were seven days ascending to the sea of glass.”

“Sea of glass mingled with fire” Revelation 15:2 means 144,000 refined by trials until they become transparent glass/gold reflecting fully the image of Christ, the 10 Commandment law, the mind of Christ and the fire stands for their zealous efforts.

Here we saw the tree of life and the throne of God. Outof the throne came a pure river of water, and on either side of the river was the tree of life. On one side of the river was a trunk of a tree, and a trunk on the other sideof the river, both of pure transparent gold.

At first I thought I saw two trees. I looked again and saw they were united at the top in one tree.—So it was the tree of life, on either side of the river of life. Its branches bowed to the place where we stood; and the fruit was glorious, which looked like gold mixed with silver. We all went under the tree, and sat down to look at the glory of the place…” RH July 21, 1851, Art. B, par. 3

fruit” means results in our lives, the character of Christ lived out in our thoughts, feelings and actions. The Ten Commandments is Christ’s mind in our mind. The Master knows our character by our spiritual fruits, just as “a tree is known [identified] by its fruit“—either good or bad (Matthew:12:33

  1. “On either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations (people)” (Revelation 22:2).

The two trees on either side of the sea of glass/river that blend into one at the top represents God and His Son. The 12 fruits on the tree of life that the 144,000 and wise virgins feast on, represent the gospel feast, the Bread of Life, the Word of God, the 12 characteristics of God and His Son:

Nine fruits are listed in Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Three fruits are listed in Ephesians 5:9-10 (KJV) ” (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.”

  1. love
  2. joy
  3. peace
  4. longsuffering
  5. gentleness
  6. goodness
  7. faith
  8. meekness
  9. temperance
  10. all goodness
  11. all righteousness
  12. all truth

Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”

Matthew 7:16 “Ye shall know them by their fruits.”

Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

“Obedience through Jesus Christ (law) gives to man perfection of character and a right to that tree of life. The conditions of again partaking of the fruit of the treeare plainly stated in the testimony of Jesus Christ to John: “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (The S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Ellen G. White Comments 1:1086).

“It is the opening of the heart to receive the word which is as the leaves of the tree of life.” Lift Him Up, p. 252.2

“The tree of life is a representation of the preserving care of Christ for his children…Christ is the source ofour life, the source of our immortality. He is the tree of life, and to all who come to him he gives spiritual life.” RH January 26, 1897, par. 9

“Said the angel, If you deliver the messages faithfully, and endure unto the end, you shall eat of the fruit of the tree of life, and drink of the water of the river of life.”

“Jesus is the source of power, the fountain of life. He brings us to His word, and from the tree of life presents to us leaves for the healing of sin-sick souls. He leads us to the throne of God, and puts into our mouth a prayer through which we are brought into close contact with Himself. In our behalf He set in operation the all-powerful agencies of heaven. At every step we touch His living power.” Lift Him Up, p. 264.4

“His word will be to us as the leaves of the tree of life if we will believe in Christ as our personal Saviour. If we eat the bread that came down from heaven, we shall have a live connection with God. We shall bring eternity into our reckoning. We shall live as in the presence ofthe whole heavenly host. The angels are watching and guarding us.” Lift Him Up, p. 109.6

“Open the Bible before the tempted, struggling one, and over and over again read to him the promises of God. These promises will be to him as the leaves of the tree of life. Patiently continue your efforts, until with grateful joy the trembling hand grasps the hope of redemption through Christ.” The Ministry of Healing, p. 173.1

“They, though but a small remnant (144,000 Adventist leaders who live and give the 4 angels messages and proclaim the Sabbath “more fully”.), finally triumph, and are seen on the “sea of glass mingled with fire,” and on Mount Zion with the Lamb, singing the song of their experience, and their redemption “from among men,” (not from the grave, for they will be alive at the coming of Christ and be changed,) which no others in all wide heaven “could learn.” THE THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE. — By James White. p. 6, Para. 3, [MESSAGE].

The Jewish elders had commended the centurion to Christ because of the favor he had shown to “our nation.” He is worthy, they said, for “he hath built us a synagogue.” But the centurion said of himself, “I am not worthy.” Yet he did not fear to ask help from Jesus. Not to his own goodness did he trust, but to the Saviour’s mercy. His only argument was his great need.

In the same way every human being can come to Christ. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.” Titus 3:5. Do you feel that because you are a sinner you cannot hope to receive blessing from God? Remember that Christ came into the world to save sinners. We have nothing to recommend us to God; the plea that we may urge now and ever is our utterly helpless condition, which makes His redeeming power a necessity. Renouncing all self-dependence, we may look to the cross of Calvary and say:

“In my hand no price I bring;
Simply to Thy cross I cling.”

“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23. It is faith that connects us with heaven and brings us strength for coping with the powers of darkness. In Christ, God has provided means for subduing every evil

“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee…. In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.” Psalms 86:5-7.

“If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared…. Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.”

The message of Christ’s righteousness (Character/Law) is to sound from one end of the earth to the other to prepare the way of the Lord. This is the glory of God, which closes the work of the third angel.”  Testimonies for the Church Volume 6, p. 19.1

“I saw that God had children who do not see and keepthe Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it.And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath MORE FULLY. This enraged the churches and nominal (in name only/laodicean/foolish virgin/501c3) Adventists, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this timeGod’s chosen all saw clearly that WE (those who had come out of the 501c3 SDA church organization) had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us.” Early Writings, p. 33.2

Some 125 years ago Ellen White wrote: “Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of justification by faith is the third angel’s message, and I have answered, ‘It is the third angel’s message in verity.’ ” —RH April 1, 1890, par. 8Selected Messages Book 1, p. 372.2Last Day Events, p. 199.4

“Will you not come to God as little children, appropriate His Promises, plead them before Him as His Own Words? If you do, you will receive fulness of joy.” Special Testimonies, March 15, 1910

“The promises of God looked to me like so many precious pearls that were to be received by only asking for them.” RH July 21, 1851, Art. B, par. 3

“As the result of the threefold message it is announced, ‘Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.'” GC 453, 454.
the people of God are said to be GUESTS at the marriage supper.” The Great Controversy 1888, p. 426.2.
the “people of God” are said to be “guests” at the marriage supper, aka the 5 wise virgins who obey the call of their Father and Mother (Bridegroom and Bride and come out of the 501c3  churches to join the wedding party procession into the gospel feast) Daughter of Zion. ZION IS the Mother of God’s people, Zion is the 144,000. Zion is the one stone with 7 eyes on it. Zion is the 7 pipes which mean channels or tubes for God to speak through. Zion, the 144,000 is the golden bowl that is filled with God and His Son’s truth that is poured through the golden pipes, or channels to God’s people, the 5 wise virgins and the great multitude who join Christ at the Sunday law test. Zion is the mobile Temple or chariots of the living Most High God and His Son – they run before the coming of the Lord saying “Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the King delights to Honor through thanksgiving and praise:


In prophecy, a woman is defined as a church…

  • Jeremiah 6:2 says, “I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.”

 There are TWO women, first the MOTHER, Zion, then the Daughter, the 5 wise virgins who are known as “guests” of the marriage supper, and also “Sons and Daughters of God” aka “People of God”.

“If guests, they cannot be represented also as the bride.” The Great Controversy 1888, p. 426.2Christ in His Sanctuary, p. 104.2

“And to her (144,000/Bride of Christ/church triumphant) was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. Revelation 19:8.

As Paul stated in Roman 9:4, they were the ones, who were privileged with ‘the splendor of the divine presence, theirs is the covenants, the law (Torah), the temple worship, and the promises.’

The faithful, praying ones are, as it were, shut in with God. They themselves know not how securely they are shielded…. But could their eyes be opened, … they would see the angels of God encamped about them, by their brightness and glory holding in check the hosts of darkness.

As the people of God afflict their souls before Him, pleading for purity of heart, the command is given, “Take away the filthy garments” from them, and theencouraging words are spoken, “Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment” (Zechariah 3:4)The spotless robe of Christ’s righteousness is placed upon the tried, tempted, yet faithful children of God. The despised remnant are clothed in glorious apparel, nevermore to be defiled by the corruptions of the world. Their names are retained in the Lamb’s book of life, enrolled among the faithful of all ages. They have resisted the wiles ofthe deceiver; they have not been turned from their loyalty by the dragon’s roar. Now they are eternally secure from the tempter’s devices. Their sins are transferred to the originator of sin. And the remnant are not only pardoned and accepted, but honored. “A fair miter” is set upon their heads. They are to be as kingsand priests unto God. While Satan was urging his accusations and seeking to destroy this company, holy angels, unseen, were passing to and fro, placing upon them the seal of the living God. These are they that stand upon Mount Zion with the Lamb, having theFather’s name written in their foreheads. They sing thenew song before the throne, that song which no man can learn save the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. “These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God” (Revelation 14:4, 5).

Now is reached the complete fulfillment of those words of the Angel: “Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch” (Zechariah 3:8). Christ is revealed as the Redeemer and Deliverer of His people. Now indeed are the remnant “men wondered at,” as the tears and humiliation of their pilgrimage give place to joy and honor in the presence of God and the Lamb. “In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely…. And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy” (Isaiah 4:2, 3) (Testimonies for the Church 5:475, 476).  Lift Him Up, p. 377.3

“They were not to be present in person at the marriage; for it takes place in heaven, while they are upon the earth. The followers of Christ are to “wait for their Lord, when He will return from the wedding.” Luke 12:36. But they are to understand His work, and to follow Him by faith as He goes in before GodIt is in this sense that they are said to go in to the marriage.”The Great Controversy, p. 427.1Christ in His Sanctuary, p. 105.1
“As God has shown me the travels of the Advent people to the Holy City, and the rich reward to be given those who wait the return of their Lord from the wedding, it may be my duty to give you a short sketch of what God has revealed to me. The dear saints have got many trials to pass through. But our light afflictions, which are but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory—while we look not at the things which are seen, for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. I have tried to bring back a good report, and a few grapes from the heavenly Canaan, for which many would stone me, as the congregation bade stone Caleb and Joshua for their report, (Numbers 14:10.) But I declare to you, my brethren and sisters in the Lord, it is a goodly land, and we are well able to go up and possess it.” RH July 21, 1851, Art. B, par. 3

“The great plan of redemption, as revealed in the closing work of these last days, should receive close examination. The scenes connected with the sanctuary above should make such an impression upon the minds and hearts of all that they may be able to impress others. All need to become more intelligent in regard to the work of the atonement, which is going on in the sanctuary above. When this grand truth is seen and understood, those who hold it will work in harmony with Christ to prepare a people to stand in the great day of God, and their efforts will be successful. By study, contemplation, and prayer God’s people will be elevated above common, earthly thoughts and feelings, and will be brought into harmony with Christ and His great work of cleansing the sanctuary above from the sins of the people.Their faith will go with Him into the sanctuary, and the worshipers on earth will be carefully reviewing their lives and comparing their characters with the great standard of righteousness (10 Commandments=Christ the law in our minds, the mind of Christ in us, His character, His merits and attributes are written for us to mold our lives after in the Ten Commandments with His help)They will see their own defects; they will also see that they must have the aid of the Spirit of God if they would become qualified for the great and solemn work for this time which is laid upon God’s ambassadors.” 5T 575

“Thus those who follow in the light of the prophetic word saw that, instead of coming to the earth at the termination of the 2300 days in 1844, Christ then entered the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary to perform the closing work of atonement preparatory to His coming.” (The Great Controversy, p. 422).
“The proclamation, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh,” in the summer of 1844, led thousands to expect the immediate advent of the Lord. At the appointed time the Bridegroom came, not to the earth, as the people expected, but to the Ancient of Days in heaven, to the marriage, the reception of His kingdom. “They that were ready went in with Him to the marriage: and the door was shut.” They were not to be present in person at he marriage; for it takes place in heaven,while they are upon the earth. The followers of Christ are to wait for their Lord, when He will return from the wedding. Luke 12 : 36. But they are to understand His work, and to follow Him by faith as He goes in before God. It is in this sense that they are said to go in to the marriage.”–  The Great Controversy., p. 427.
“In the summer and autumn of 1844 the proclamation, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh,” was given. The two classes represented by the wise and foolish virgins were THEN developed — one class who looked with joy to the Lord’s appearing, and who had been diligently preparing to meet Him; another class that, influenced by fear and acting from impulse, had been satisfied with a theory of the truth, but were destitute of the grace (character/law) of God. In the parable, when the bridegroom came, “they that were ready went in with him to the marriage.”– The Great Controversy, p. 426
“. . . And all who through the testimony of the Scriptures accept the same truths, following Christ by faith as He enters in before God to perform the last work of mediation, and at its close to receive His kingdom–all these are represented as going in to the marriage.” Great Controversy, page 427,428.

“I saw a throne, and on it sat the Father and the Son. . . . Before the throne I saw the Advent people–the church and the world. I saw two companies, one bowed down before the throne, deeply interested, while the other stood uninterested and careless.” Early Writings, page 54.

 “Now this praying company was in this mortal state, on the earth, yet represented to me as bowed before the throne. I never had the idea that these individuals were actually in the New Jerusalem. Neither did I ever think that any mortal could suppose that I believed that Satan was actually in the New Jerusalem.” Early Writings, page 92.

So the pioneers of Adventism WENT IN WITH CHRIST BY FAITH TO THE MARRIAGE. The leaders of Adventism who obeyed the truth in “The truths that we received in 1841, ’42, ’43, and ’44 are NOW to be studied and proclaimed. The messages of the first, second, and third angels will in the future [now 2015-  September 19, 2016! Rev 13:5 the end of the 42 months which started on March 19, 2013] be proclaimed with a loud voice. They will be given with earnest determination and in the power of the Spirit.” {15MR 317.1}

Many who went forth to meet the Bridegroom under the messages of the first and second angels, REFUSED the third, the last testing message to be given to the world, and a SIMILAR position will be taken when the LAST call is made.”  {RH, October 31, 1899 par. 12} )

Jesus, the express image of the Father’s person, the effulgence of His glory; the self-denying Redeemer, throughout His pilgrimage of love on earth, was a living representation of the character of the law of God. In His life it is made manifest that heaven-born love, Christlike principles, underlie the laws of eternal rectitude….”Reflecting Christ, p. 68.6

“As a personal being, God has revealed Himself in His Son. Jesus, the outshining of the Father’s glory, “andthe express image of His person” (Hebrews 1:3), was on earth found in fashion as a man.” Testimonies for the Church Volume 8, p. 265.1

 
“Thou sawest till that a stone” “ smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay.” The stone smites the feet, because they are professed Christians, andonly the cases of theprofessed people of God are considered at the investigative judgment {GC 480.1}. Note that Dan. 2:35 says that the image was broken in pieces together, which is confirming 1 Peter 4:17: “For it is time for judgment to begin, starting with the house of God. And if it starts with us, what will be the fate of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God?”  Daniel [2] presents a succession of events that lead down to the opening of the judgment {GC 355.3}. In this vision, the investigative judgment is symbolized by a stone cut out, but not by human hands, that smites the image.

Article by James White on this topic: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2nmi6r-BcI3bVJTZXd2R1dkOUU

Against every evildoer God’s law utters condemnation. He may disregard that voice, he may seek to drown its warnings, but in vain. It follows him. It makes itself heard. It destroys his peace. If unheeded, it pursues him to the grave. It bears witness against him at the judgment. A quenchless fire, it consumes at last soul and body. {Ed. 144.5}

Like the Levites were specially chosen by God Himself overnight by Aaron’s rod that budded and bore fruit overnight to do His special work, the 144,000 Adventist leaders are spiritually-begotten believers who teach and live the straight truths of the historical Adventist doctrines from 1844 until the Sunday law legislation.
The truths that we received in 1841, ’42, ’43, and ’44 are now to be studied and proclaimed. The messages of the first, second, and third angels will in the future [now] be proclaimed with a loud voice. They will be given with earnest determination and in the power of the Spirit.” {15MR 317.1}

#1 The elect of God, the 144,000 (a literal number) are Adventist leaders from Oct 22, 1844 until probation closes for the house of God at the Sunday law legislation. Adventists who are teaching and living Christ. Adventists who are living and giving the 3 angels messages that is joined by the fourth angel’s message:

“The REMNANT that purify their souls by obeying the truth gather strength from the trying process, exhibiting the beauty of holiness amid the surrounding apostasy.” –{E.G. White, Letter b – 55 – 1886, pp. 6, 7}.

The Present Truth 1849/08/01: “I saw a covering that God was drawing over his people, to protect them in the time of trouble; and every soul that was decided on the truth, and was pure in heart, was to be covered with the covering of Almighty God.”

“Arise, shine; for thy light (Loud Cry=living reality experiencing/knowing 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 TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN.” Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3 (Loud Cry and Latter Rain testing perfecting messages = it is the Song of their experience of obeying Christ, learning to trust Him completely in ALL things.) “They must have a deep and living experience; this alone will save them in the time of trouble.”  I speak plainly: I do not think this will discourage a true Christian; and I do not want any of you to come up to the time of trouble without a well grounded hope in your Redeemer.

The majority of Adventists Brace Themselves Against the Light of the parable of the Ten Virgins that Adventists are fulfilling: BEHOLD! The Bridegroom cometh! GO YE OUT OF ALL 501c3 churches to MEET HIM!!!! Join your mind to Christ! Join yourself to the Law which is God’s mind in Christ’s mind which should be your mind…. the constraining character of Christ in you is the law of God in YOU or the MIND/Law of God in you through Christ in you! This is the message of the Righteousness of Christ in you! The character of Christ in YOU! The thoughts and feelings of Christ in you! The law of LOVE in you! The yoke of SERVICE to others in you! Go forth to meet Christ by your MIND being SETTLED in the TRUTH. Jesus says, I AM THE TRUTH. So get your mind settled upon Christ! Study like your life depends upon it, because it does! Your eternal life! The daily choices we make today determine our destiny. Eternal life or eternal death.

This 144,000 number is made up from October 22, 1844 until probation closes for the house of God.

When the decree GOES FORTH and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. Now is the time to prepare.” T5, 216.

“As the Lord bade faithful Noah before the flood, Come thou, and all thy house, into the ark, he will, previous to the time of trouble, say to his faithful saints, who have been preparing for translation, “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee.” Important Facts of Faith: Laws of Health and Testimonies (#1-10) (SG.4) (1864)

When do her sins reach unto heaven [Rev. 18:2-5]? When the law of God is finally made void by legislation.–ST June 12, 1893.

“Those professed believers who come up to the time of trouble unprepared, will, in their despair, confess their sins before all in words of burning anguish, while the wicked exult over their distress.” Important Facts of Faith, In Connection with the History of Holy Men of Old (SG.3) (1864)

IF YOU WAIT UNTIL THE SUNDAY LAW, YOU WILL HAVE WOKEN UP AT THE LOUD CRY SIMILAR TO THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM IN 70 A.D.

Compare the 144,000 to Queen Esther. The Adventist church compares to Queen Vashti. The Queen who refused to show her beauty. Like Queen Vashti, professed Adventists who do not put into practice the great truths given to them in the beginning, (1844 time frame)  refuse to show the beauty of the truths given to them  or setup in the beginning of Adventism. Today modern 501c3 Adventists have a dim sense of the angels’ presence, but lost the power and glory of the scene. Because of their drowsiness and stupor they failed of receiving the evidence that would have strengthened their souls for the terrible scenes before them. Thus today the very men who most need divine instruction often fail of receiving it, because they do not place themselves in communion with heaven. The 144,000 search the Scriptures with an intensity yet before unknown. “All who do not earnestly search the Scriptures and submit every desire and purpose of life to that unerring test, all who do not seek God in prayer for a knowledge of His will, will surely wander from the right path and fall under the deception of Satan.” COUNSELS FOR THE CHURCH, PAGE 320

Isaiah 62, Revelation 3:7-13, and Revelation 14:1-9, and Hebrews 12:22, 23, Identify Zion as Being the Same as Philadelphia or the New Jerusalem, the Perfect Bride of Jesus Christ

Isaiah 62:1-5 especially, identify Zion, the subject of the chapter [see verse 1] as the bride of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 62:5 says:

“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.”

We just learned from God’s Holy Word that He marries Zion, as His bride. Who is Zion? Hebrews 12:22, 24, answers this crucial question:

“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–Rev. 14:4], which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.” Hebrews 12:22, 23.

We learn from the above scripture that Zion is the heavenly Jerusalem and the general assembly and Church of the Firstborn which are written in heaven. Dose Ellen White agree with this interpretation of Zion?

“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 ‘the bride, the Lamb’s wife.'” E. G. White, The Great Controversy, 426, 1911 edition.

The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, the capital and REPRESENTATIVE of the kingdom, is called “the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” So Zion is more than a CAPITAL and a city, she is also the bride, the Lamb’s wife, just as Isaiah 62, says that Zion will be married. Why would Christ marry just a city? That would not make sense would it? Of course not. It says that Zion is the capital, the representative and the bride of the heavenly kingdom of God. Remember that Isaiah 62:2, says that Zion (verse 1) shalt be called by a new name. What new name? Let’s go to Revelation 3:12, for the answer:

“…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.

How do we Know That it is Philadelphia That Gets the New Name?

We know for sure that Philadelphia is the final remnant generation, because she is told that she will be kept or protected from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:

“Because thou [Philadelphia in context] has 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.” Revelation 3:10. Also, the Synagogue of Satan, will worship before thy[Philadelphia’s feet]. Also, she is made a pillar in the Temple of God, because she was the only perfect church in the sense that the 144,000 are perfect before God, Revelation 14:1-4. Philadelphia is not faulted on one point. Though she has but little strength, she has “kept my word, and hast not denied my name,” Rev. 3:8.

The Remnant as the last generation of men

“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.

Laodicea makes the tragic mistake of believing that laodicea does not get spued out of the mouth of God. The seven churches of Revelation 2 and 3, are both literal, successive churches, rather than eras of the church in which various churches met the description of the the various eras. They are examples of various spiritual conditions. For example, there were many churches that comprised each era of the church. All of the messages, however, applied to each era, as there were overlappings of all the conditions of every message in every era.

Ellen White corroborates this assessment by saying that all of the messages (plural) apply to every church:

“The names of the seven churches are symbolic of the church in different periods of the Christian Era. The number 7 indicates completeness, and is symbolic of the fact that the messages (plural) extend to the end of time, while the symbols used reveal the condition of the church at different periods (eras) in the history of the world.” E. G. White, Acts of the Apostles, 585.

The church triumphant is the 144,000, the Bride of Christ. The MOTHER of the 5 wise virgins who come out of apostasy.

Various NAMES for the 144,000:

  1. church triumphant
  2. Zion
  3. Bride of Christ
  4. Elect of God
  5. The 144,000 become Vegans! With a special mucusless diet like Queen Esther (Queen Esther’s Beauty Diet) Esther 2:9 “She pleased him and won his favor. Immediately he provided her with her beauty treatments and special food. He assigned to her seven female attendants selected from the king’s palace and moved her and her attendants into the best place in the harem.” To maintain her kosher diet, instead of eating the treyf (non-kosher) meats served at the palace of her husband, King Ashasuerus of Persia, she substituted legumes, grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, which, according to tradition, were said to keep her beautiful. To keep her character beautiful and Christlike because it kept her mind clear and able to discern Christ’s voice speaking to her mind.Esther 2:3
    Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be GIVEN to them.Eating these high-fiber foods help you feel sated, so you are less likely to overeat and put on unwanted pounds. Fiber-rich foods also help your digestive system run more smoothly. (Psst…Mae West maintained that proper elimination was the real key to looking your best.)Esther’s diet was packed with nutrients—magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and more—that promote beautiful, healthy skin. The zinc-rich foods she ate are especially beneficial for skin. Zinc keeps complexions clearer by aiding skin in sloughing and regeneration, and it may reduce acne. It’s essential for the creation of collagen, which keeps skin supple and elastic, preventing wrinkles from forming. And although she had no sunscreen to shield her from UV ray-spawned free radicals, the fatty acids and vitamin E found in the whole grains, as well as in some of the seeds and nuts Esther ate, offered protection from damaging free radicals and preserved her youthful complexion by keeping her skin hydrated.Based on Esther’s palace diet, we’ve chosen a few Persian recipes for you to enjoy this Purim. They’re not only full of beauty, they’re full of flavor too.
THE GUESTS ARE NOT THE BRIDE of Christ, the 144,000, Zion, the church triumphant:
the people of God are said to be GUESTS at the marriage supper.” The Great Controversy 1888, p. 426.2.
“If guests, they cannot be represented also as the bride.” The Great Controversy 1888, p. 426.2Christ in His Sanctuary, p. 104.2
The GUESTS are also known as the Sons and Daughters of God. Also known as the 5 wise virgins who come out and join the Bridegroom and Brides procession into the wedding feast. Sons & Daughters of the Bridal chamber/minds connected to Christ. Spiritual children of the Bridegroom and Bride, the 144,000, faithful men and women represented as angels giving the Loud Cry, the Mother, New Jerusalem, the church triumphant, Zion…The TEMPLE of the living God…our bodies/minds are the sacred dwelling place of the Most High!

Ellen White Says Sinners are Shaken out of Zion, Philadelphia, not Laodicea, and that Laodicea is the Foolish Virgin State of the Church:

“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, col. 1.

“The church [Zion in context] may appear as about to fall [when the bride Zion has to flee to the wilderness], but it does not fall. It remains [the only church that remains is Zion, the 144,000], while 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 [the 144,000 Revelation 14:1-5.]…. The REMNANT thatpurify their souls by obeying the truth gather strength from the trying process, exhibiting the beauty of holiness amid the surrounding apostasy.” E.G White, Letter B — 55 — 1886, pp. 6, 7.

This describes Zion, the church triumphant, the faithful remnant final generation, the 144,000, from which the sinners are shaken. Sinners do not have to ever be members of Zion in order to be shaken out of Zion, any more than the fallen churches of 1844, had to be members of Philadelphia Zion, in order to be shaken out of the heavenly Zion Kingdom church, by rejecting Zion’s message. The entire world will not have to be a member of the heavenly Jerusalem, in order to be shaken out of that kingdom by the loud cry of the bride of Jesus Christ.
The tares are gathered into the midst of apostate Jerusalem, Ezekiel 22:17-31. This is precisely what happened in the type in 70 A.D. Ellen White said that was a prefigure which is a type! Zion is theremnant that go forth OUT OF APOSTATE JERUSALEM, Isaiah 37:31, 32. This remnant is also the Third Angel who selects, seals and binds the wheat for the heavenly garner:

“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.

“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.

“The third angel’s message will not be comprehended, the light which will lighten the earth with its glory will be called a false light, by those who refuse to walk in its advancing glory.” E.G. White, Review and Herald, 5-27-1890, p. 321.

“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 ‘the bride, the Lamb’s wife.'” E. G. White, The Great Controversy, 426, 1911 edition.

In a large degree through our publishing houses is to be accomplished the work of that other angel who comes down from heaven with great power and who lightens the earth with his glory [Revelation 18:1].—Testimonies for the Church 7:140 (1902). LAST DAY EVENTS PAGE 209 to 214

(Psalm 68:24 “Your PROCESSION, God, has come into view, the procession of my God and Kinginto the sanctuary.”

Psalm 77:13 KJV “Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?” Jeremiah 2:2 “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: “This is what the LORD says: “‘I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through thewilderness, through a land not sown.) already on its way to the gospel feast, (this “procession” or “movement” is already in thewilderness (little time of trouble 3/19/13 to 9/19/16 = see Rev 13:5 Pope Francis being 8th )  means: obscure, veiled, covered, in a “raised field” being prepared to soon stand in the sight of a Holy God without our intercessor, Christ.

Song of Solomon 6:10 “Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession?”

Genesis 37:9 Joseph’s Dreams

8Then his brothers said to him, “Are you actually going to reign over us? Or are you really going to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words. 9Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, “Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 10He related it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?”…

 
Genesis 37:8
His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.Genesis 37:10
When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?”
Doesn’t this sound familiar? Just as Joseph’s brothers did not want to accept Joseph’s dream…Adventists do not want to accept the message of the 144,000 [see article here RAINBOW OF GOD’s GLORY: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2neZhb9OpYNRUU2Uk1ydDh1c2s/view?usp=sharing or here http://omega77.tripod.com/rainbowofgodsglory.pdf]
 

 “Why,” they (modern 501c3 Adventist church members) say, “should we not know the Spirit of God, when we have been in the work so many years?”—The Review and Herald Extra, December 23, 1890.

The third angel’s message will not be comprehended, the light which will lighten the earth with its glory will be called a false light, by those who refuse to walk in its advancing glory.—The Review and Herald, May 27, 1890.

Majority of Adventists Brace Themselves Against the Light of the parable of the Ten Virgins that they themselves are fulfilling: BEHOLD! The Bridegroom cometh! GO YE OUT OF ALL 501c3 churches to MEET HIM!!!! Join your mind to Christ! Join yourself to the Law which is God’s mind in Christ’s mind which should be your mind…. the constraining character of Christ in you is the law of God in YOU or the MIND/Law of God in you through Christ in you! This is the message of the Righteousness of Christ in you! The character of Christ in YOU! The thoughts and feelings of Christ in you! The law of LOVE in you! The yoke of SERVICE to others in you!

There is to be in the [Seventh-day Adventist] churches a wonderful manifestation of the power of God, but it will not move upon those who have not humbled themselves before the Lord, and opened the door of the heart by confession and repentance. In the manifestation of that power which lightens the earth with the glory of God, they will see only something which in their blindness they think dangerous, something which will arouse their fears, and they will brace themselves to resist it. Because the Lord does not work according to their ideas and expectations they will oppose the work. “Why,” they say (modern 501c3 Adventist church members), “should we not know the Spirit of God, when we have been in the work so many years?”   (the 501c3 SDA Conference churches has been in the work many years and according to this prophecy they reject the light of the 144,000 and see only something which in their BLINDNESS they think dangerous and arouses their fears and brace themselves to resist it….because the Lord does NOT work according to THEIR ideas and expectations….) The Review and Herald Extra, December 23, 1890.

The third angel’s message will not be comprehended, the light which will lighten the earth with its glory will be called a false light, by those who refuse to walk in its advancing glory.—The Review and Herald, May 27, 1890.


Matthew 23:13 NIV “”Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.”

“The eye salve is the true spiritual discernment that is so wanting among us, for spiritual things must be spiritually discerned.”—{The Review and Herald, April 1, 1890}.

Warning for those who think or say these words: “God is blessing me, so I must be doing all right. I have all, or most of the truth I need. I keep the Sabbath every week and help people.” Don’t think for a second that you are safe until you are standing in the City of God. If you think that you are pretty safe, you need to study more than anyone else. Talents are the material things and abilities God gives you, to work for Him. Don’t take it for granted it’s because you are righteous: Isaiah 45:5 “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:” Psalm 18:32 “It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.” It is character alone that God values. In the greatness of their ignorance, in the poverty of their spirit, they feel that they have attained unto the measure of the full stature of men and women in Christ, when they are mere babes in understanding.

Who enters through the gates into the city of God? Those who keep His commandments. “Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Rev. 22:14).What constitutes the commandments of God? The first four are to love God supremely, the last six, to love our neighbor as ourselves. And can you do this and not show them the way of salvation in and through Christ Jesus?” http://www.whiteestate.org/message/Show_Christ.asp

The law and the gospel are interwoven as warp and woof. Here mercy and truth have met together, and righteousness and peace have kissed each other. We want to come to God’s standard. He has a law governing human intelligences and it is for our happiness to observe it. We are to love God. Love leading to disobedience is the inspiration of the devil; love leading to obedience is the inspiration of Heaven.

Claim John 6:37 as your own ticket into the City of God….  “The wrath of God will not fall upon one soul that seeks refuge in Him. God Himself has declared, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.”Special Testimony for Our Ministers, p. 14.1
 
Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars (12×12,000=144,000):

144,000: “God’s ministers are symbolized by the seven stars, which He who is the first and the last has under His special care and protection.” Gospel Workers 1915, p. 13.3

Christ’s character (obedience to the Ten Commandments) are a shield to those who love God and strive to serve Him alone in all they eat, think, say and do, to the glory of God.

144,000 Adventist’s who become vegan leaders who live and give the 7 angels messages with special focus on the 7th day Saturday as Sabbath who are specially chosen by God Himself as His Son’s Bride from 1844 until probation closes for the House of God at the Sunday Law are The Bride of Christ:

The THRONE that GOD and His Son sit’s down on are the sanctified MINDS of the 144,000, out of the throne of God flows living water. Truth=Christ to others…The 144,000 are the Throne of God – they Both make their abode/home with the obedient giver of life – freely you have received – freely give.

The 144,000 represent that ONE STONE, the city of God, New Jerusalem, the Mother of God’s children or His people…the city of God is come down out of Heaven – is God and His Son’s Spirit come down out of Heaven filling His Bride, His City, New Jerusalem with Himself, His Ten Thoughts, the Ten Commandments, which is Christ/truth in us. The Royal perpetual truth/law in us. Truth lived out in our daily choices constrained by the power/character of God Himself through Christ in us, the Law in us is Christ in us, written to or sat down in our minds, truth SETTLED in our minds is Christ and His Father SAT DOWN in our Most Holy place, our mind temple, the seat of God – the two lobes, one seat each for BOTH God and His Son, the sacred secret dwelling place of the Most High, the Sanctuary or temple of the Living God. 

Exodus 25:22 The Mercy Seat

21“You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark (144,000’s body/mind), and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you. 22“There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat,from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.

Exodus 25:22 KJV “And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat (our mind, the Throne of God and His Son), from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.”

 
God’s angels are doubled for God’s People in these last days from October 22, 1844 until Christ returns).
 
“the company of guardian angels around them had doubled” RH December 31, 1857, par. 7Spiritual Gifts. Volume 1, p. 185.2

Ezekiel 10:5 “The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far away as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.”

Out of the 144,000, the Bride of Christ, the Church Triumphant, the ROCK that smites the feet of the image in Daniel 2, that grows in character (power) and fills the whole earth from God’s throneroom the MINDS of the 144,000 remnant Saints comes the testing perfecting message of the latter rain and the Loud Cry:

Revelation 8:5 “Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.”

Revelation 11:19 NIV “Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.”
Revelation 4:5 “From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God.”

Exodus 19:16 “On the morning of the third day (Hosea 6:2 prophecy) there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.”

Revelation 16:18 “Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.”

Revelation 10:3 “and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke.”
There is no temple in Heaven because it is the 144,000 who become as transparent gold, the purest of gold which reflects the light or character (Royal perpetual Law) of God Himself through Christ in us. Says Christ, By renouncing your own self-sufficiency, giving up all things, however dear to you, you may buy the gold, the raiment, and the eyesalve that you may see. This is the light, that lights Heaven. The Truth of Christ, the law of God in us shining forth to light/dispel lies/darkness=error=evil=sin. The light of the Sun of Righteousness is to shine forth in good works—in words of truth and deeds of holiness.Christ, the outshining of the Father’s glory, came to the world as its light. He came to represent God to men, and of Him it is written that He was anointed “with the Holy Ghost and with power,” and “went about doing good.” Acts 10:38. In the synagogue at Nazareth He said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18, 19. This was the work He commissioned His disciples to do. “Ye are the light of the world,” He said. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14, 16.The temple (144,000 Bride of Christ, the church triumphant) rebuilt in 3 days… 2 Peter 3:8 day for a year prophecy… See Hosea 6:2 “After two days (2 thousand years after Christ’s death) will he revive us: in the third day (the earth is nearly 6,000 years old = raised up to live 1,000 years in Heaven while earth rests 1000 years from sin and then will be restored) he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight (without a mediator).”Zechariah 3:9
See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua! There are seven eyes on that one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day.The one stone is Christ…the chief cornerstone – He is the mind of His Body – the 144,000 are the hands and feet of Christ. You cannot separate the head from the body without killing the person. Christ is waiting with LONGING DESIRE, like a Bridegroom WAITS for His Bride, for HIS CHARACTER to be perfectly reproduced in HIS PEOPLE to become HIS BODY, HIS HANDS AND FEET, THEN HE WILL COME! What are we waiting for folks?!!! Claim the precious Bible verses that tells us HOW to get the Godlike nature or character of Christ in 2 Peter 1:4! Claim Zach 3:4, Jude 1:24, John 6:37 and so many more…claim the whole Bible as yours to make sure we don’t forget something! Claim Christ’s mind as your mind, which means His attitude, His thoughts which are the Ten Commandments in us through Christ in us.Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”Isaiah 31:4
This is what the LORD says to me: “As a lion growls, a great lion over its prey– and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against it, it is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor– so the LORD Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion (144,000)and on its heights.Psalm 29:3
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters (Waters = Inhabited area/people, nations Revelation 17:15).7 Stars = 7 churches The 7 stars are the angels of the 7 churches
7 Lamps –  “the eyes of the Lord which run to and fro through the whole earth.” See Zechariah 4:10 Rev 4:5 “Out from the Throne come flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the Throne, which are the seven spirits of God
7 golden Candlesticks
7 Pipes aka “golden tubes” channels, mediums, hosts, advocates, living and giving Christ/law in us
7 Spirits
7 Eyes
7 churches
7 Trumpets
7 Thunders voices spoke = 144,000 
Revelation 10:3 and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. Hosea 11:10 “They will follow the LORD; he will roar like a lion. When he roars, his children will come trembling from the west.”

7 Angels = 144,000 Ezekiel 10:5 “The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far away as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.”

The WHEELS represent the 144,000. Chariots of God. Mobile Temples. Saddled for God to ride throughout the earth to all people. Throne of God.

Daniel 7:9
“As I looked, “thrones were set in place (144,000), and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire (zealous effort by the 144,000), and its wheels were all ablaze (hurrying to and fro to all the earth zealously spreading the everlasting gospel, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th angels message with special focus on the 7th day Saturday as Sabbath from sundown Friday to Sundown Saturday instead of Sunday).

Ezekiel 1:24
When the creatures (144,000 Chariots of God) moved, I heard the sound of their wings (Revelation 12:14), like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.

Revelation 12:14 “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” These two WINGS are the TWO CHARTS of historical Adventism: The 1843 and 1850 charts. The first chart describes the 1st and 2nd angels messages and the 2 chart describes the 3rd angels message.Learn more about that here on this page: 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

“Then a cloudy chariot (144,000), 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 (Words=John 6:63).” Then Jesus would breathe upon them the Holy Ghost. In that breath was light, power, and much love, joy, and peace.” Early Writings, p. 55.1

Said the angel, “List ye!” Soon I heard a voice like many musical instruments all sounding in perfect strains, sweet and harmonious. It surpassed any music I had ever heard, seeming to be full of mercy, compassion, and elevating, holy joy. It thrilled through my whole being. Said the angel, “Look ye!” My attention was then turned to the company I had seen, who were mightily shaken. I was shown those whom I had before seen weeping and praying in agony of spirit. The company of guardian angels around them had been doubled, and they were clothed with an armour from their head to their feet. They moved in exact order, like a company of soldiers. Their countenances expressed the severe conflict which they had endured, the agonising struggle they had passed through. Yet their features, marked with severe internal anguish, now shone with the light and glory of heaven. They had obtained the victory, and it called forth from them the deepest gratitude and holy, sacred joy.

The numbers of this company had lessened. Some had been shaken out and left by the way. The careless and indifferent, who did not join with those who prized victory and salvation enough to perseveringly plead and agonise for it, did not obtain it, and they were left behind in darkness, and their places were immediately filled by others taking hold of the truth and coming into the ranks. Evil angels still pressed around them, but could have no power over them. (continues…) EW 269-273

The mighty shaking has commenced and will go on, and all will be shaken out who are not willing to take a bold and unyielding stand for the truth and to sacrifice for God and His cause. The angel said, “Think ye that any will be compelled to sacrifice? No, no. It must be a freewill offering. It will take all to buy the field.” I cried to God to spare His people, some of whom were fainting and dying. Then I saw that the judgements of the Almighty were speedily coming, and I begged of the angel to speak in his language to the people. Said he, “All the thunders and lightnings of Mount Sinai would not move those who will not be moved by the plain truths of the Word of God, neither would an angel’s message awake them.” EW 50

As Satan influenced Esau to march against Jacob, so he will stir up the wicked to destroy God’s people in the time of trouble. And as he accused Jacob, he will urge his accusations against the people of God. He numbers the world as his subjects; but the little company who keep the commandments of God are resisting his supremacy. If he could blot them from the earth, his triumph would be complete. He sees that holy angels are guarding them, and he infers that their sins have been pardoned; but he does not know that their cases have been decided in the sanctuary above. He has an accurate knowledge of the sins which he has tempted them to commit, and he presents these before God in the most exaggerated light, representing this people to be just as deserving as himself of exclusion from the favour of God. He declares that the Lord cannot in justice forgive their sins and yet destroy him and his angels. He claims them as his prey and demands that they be given into his hands to destroy. GC11 618

More great quotes about angels here:  http://www.ellenwhitedefend.com/subjects/angels.htm

Daniel 7:25
He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time. (From March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016 = Pope Francis reigns per Rev 13:5) “This entire chapter (Revelation 13) is a revelation of what WILL surely take place.” 19MR 182.6 Manuscript Releases Volume Nineteen [Nos. 1360-1419], p. 182.6, S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, p. 979.10

 

Ezekiel 10:6
When the LORD commanded the man in linen, “Take fire from among the wheels, from among the cherubim,” the man went in and stood beside a wheel.

Ezekiel 10:7
Then one of the cherubim reached out his hand to the fire that was among them. He took up some of it and put it into the hands of the man in linen, who took it and went out.

Ezekiel 40:17
Then he brought me into the outer court. There I saw some rooms and a pavement that had been constructed all around the court; there were thirty rooms along the pavement.

So FULLY do the 144,000 reveal Christ that people will be charmed by their presence. As they hear the gracious words that fall from their lips, they are convicted of truth….

Christ is a perfect revelation OF God. “No man hath seen God at any time,” he says; “the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” Only by knowing Christ can we know God. And as we behold him, we shall be changed into his image, prepared to meet him at his coming.

So fully did Christ reveal the Father, that the messengers sent by the Pharisees to take him were charmed by his presence. As they heard the gracious words that fell from his lips, they forgot their commission. And when, returning without him, they were asked by the Pharisees, “Why have ye not brought him?” they answered, “Never man spake like this man.” RH February 3, 1903, par. 9Maranatha, p. 76.5

Golden bowl = God the Father – the OIL is Christ’s character, reflected perfectly in the 144,000 heavenly messengers 

But no man can impart that which he himself has not received. In the work of God, humanity can originate nothing. No man can by his own effort make himself a light bearer for God. It was the golden oil emptied by the heavenly messengers into the golden tubes, to be conducted from the golden bowl into the lamps of the sanctuary, that produced a continuous bright and shining light. It is the love of God continually transferred to man that enables him to impart light. Into the hearts of all who are united to God by faith the golden oil of love flows freely, to shine out again in good works, in real, heartfelt service for God.

In the great and measureless gift of the Holy Spirit are contained all of heaven’s resources. It is not because of any restriction on the part of God that the riches of His grace do not flow earthward to men. If all were willing to receive, all would become filled with His Spirit.

From the two olive trees the golden oil was emptied through the golden pipes into the bowl of the candlestick, and thence into the golden lamps that gave light to the sanctuary. So from the holy ones that stand in God’s presence His Spirit is imparted to the human instrumentalities who are consecrated to His service. The mission of the two anointed ones is to communicate to God’s people that heavenly grace which alone can make His word a lamp to the feet and a light to the path. “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6.

In the parable, all the ten virgins went out to meet the bridegroom. All had lamps and vessels for oil. For a time there was seen no difference between them. So with the church that lives just before Christ’s second coming. All have a knowledge of the Scriptures. All have heard the message of Christ’s near approach, and confidently expect His appearing. But as in the parable, so it is now. A time of waiting intervenes, faith is tried; and when the cry is heard, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him,” many are unready. They have no oil in their vessels with their lamps. They are destitute of the Holy Spirit.

Without the Spirit of God a knowledge of His word is of no avail. The theory of truth, unaccompanied by the Holy Spirit, cannot quicken the soul or sanctify the heart. One may be familiar with the commands and promises of the Bible; but unless the Spirit of God sets the truth home, the character will not be transformed. Without the enlightenment of the Spirit, men will not be able to distinguish truth from error, and they will fall under the masterful temptations of Satan.

The class represented by the foolish virgins are not hypocrites. They have a regard for the truth, they have advocated the truth, they are attracted to those who believe the truth; but they have not yielded themselves to the Holy Spirit’s working. They have not fallen upon the Rock, Christ Jesus, and permitted their old nature to be broken up. This class are represented also by the stony-ground hearers. They receive the word with readiness, but they fail of assimilating its principles. Its influence is not abiding. The Spirit works upon man’s heart, according to his desire and consent implanting in him a new nature; but the class represented by the foolish virgins have been content with a superficial work. They do not know God. They have not studied His character; they have not held communion with Him; therefore they do not know how to trust, how to look and live. Their service to God degenerates into a form. “They come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as My people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.” Ezekiel 33:31. The apostle Paul points out that this will be the special characteristic of those who live just before Christ’s second coming. He says, “In the last days perilous times shall come: for men shall be lovers of their own selves; … lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

This is the class that in time of peril are found crying, Peace and safety. They lull their hearts into security, and dream not of danger. When startled from their lethargy, they discern their destitution, and entreat others to supply their lack; but in spiritual things no man can make up another’s deficiency. The grace of God has been freely offered to every soul. The message of the gospel has been heralded, “Let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17. But character is not transferable. No man can believe for another. No man can receive the Spirit for another. No man can impart to another the character which is the fruit of the Spirit’s working. “Though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it [the land], as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.” Ezekiel 14:20.

It is in a crisis that character is revealed. When the earnest voice proclaimed at midnight, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him,” and the sleeping virgins were roused from their slumbers, it was seen who had made preparation for the event. Both parties were taken unawares; but one was prepared for the emergency, and the other was found without preparation. So now, a sudden and unlooked-for calamity, something that brings the soul face to face with death, will show whether there is any real faith in the promises of God. It will show whether the soul is sustained by grace. The great final test comes at the close of human probation, when it will be too late for the soul’s need to be supplied.

The ten virgins are watching in the evening of this earth’s history. All claim to be Christians. All have a call, a name, a lamp, and all profess to be doing God’s service. All apparently wait for Christ’s appearing. But five are unready. Five will be found surprised, dismayed, outside the banquet hall.

At the final day, many will claim admission to Christ’s kingdom, saying, “We have eaten and drunk in Thy presence, and Thou hast taught in our streets.” “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?” But the answer is, “I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from Me.” Luke 13:26; Matthew 7:22; Luke 13:27. In this life they have not entered into fellowship with Christ; therefore they know not the language of heaven, they are strangers to its joy. “What man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:11.

Saddest of all words that ever fell on mortal ear are those words of doom, “I know you not.” The fellowship of the Spirit, which you have slighted, could alone make you one with the joyous throng at the marriage feast. In that scene you cannot participate. Its light would fall on blinded eyes, its melody upon deaf ears. Its love and joy could awake no chord of gladness in the world-benumbed heart. You are shut out from heaven by your own unfitness for its companionship.

We cannot be ready to meet the Lord by waking when the cry is heard, “Behold, the Bridegroom!” and then gathering up our empty lamps to have them replenished. We cannot keep Christ apart from our lives here, and yet be fitted for His companionship in heaven.

In the parable the wise virgins had oil in their vessels with their lamps. Their light burned with undimmed flame through the night of watching. It helped to swell the illumination for the bridegroom’s honor. Shining out in the darkness, it helped to illuminate the way to the home of the bridegroom, to the marriage feast.

So the followers of Christ are to shed light into the darkness of the world. Through the Holy Spirit, God’s word is a light as it becomes a transforming power in the life of the receiver. By implanting in their hearts the principles of His word, the Holy Spirit develops in men the attributes of God. The light of His glory—His character—is to shine forth in His followers. Thus they are to glorify God, to lighten the path to the Bridegroom’s home, to the city of God, to the marriage supper of the Lamb.

The coming of the bridegroom was at midnight—the darkest hour. So the coming of Christ will take place in the darkest period of this earth’s history. The days of Noah and Lot pictured the condition of the world just before the coming of the Son of man. The Scriptures pointing forward to this time declare that Satan will work with all power and “with all deceivableness of unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9, 10. His working is plainly revealed by the rapidly increasing darkness, the multitudinous errors, heresies, and delusions of these last days. Not only is Satan leading the world captive, but his deceptions are leavening the professed churches of our Lord Jesus Christ. The great apostasy will develop into darkness deep as midnight, impenetrable as sackcloth of hair. To God’s people it will be a night of trial, a night of weeping, a night of persecution for the truth’s sake. But out of that night of darkness God’s light will shine.

He causes “the light to shine out of darkness.” 2 Corinthians 4:6. When “the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep,” “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.” Genesis 1:2, 3. So in the night of spiritual darkness, God’s word goes forth, “Let there be light.” To His people He says, “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1.

“Behold,” says the Scripture, “the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:2.

It is the darkness of misapprehension of God that is enshrouding the world. Men are losing their knowledge of His character. It has been misunderstood and misinterpreted. At this time a message from God is to be proclaimed, a message illuminating in its influence and saving in its power. His character is to be made known. Into the darkness of the world is to be shed the light of His glory, the light of His goodness, mercy, and truth.

This is the work outlined by the prophet Isaiah in the words, “O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.” Isaiah 40:9, 10.

Those who wait for the Bridegroom’s coming are to say to the people, “Behold your God.” The last rays of merciful light, the last message of mercy to be given to the world, is a revelation of His character of love. The children of God are to manifest His glory. In their own life and character they are to reveal what the grace of God has done for them.

The light of the Sun of Righteousness is to shine forth in good works—in words of truth and deeds of holiness.

Christ, the outshining of the Father’s glory, came to the world as its light. He came to represent God to men, and of Him it is written that He was anointed “with the Holy Ghost and with power,” and “went about doing good.” Acts 10:38. In the synagogue at Nazareth He said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18, 19. This was the work He commissioned His disciples to do. “Ye are the light of the world,” He said. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14, 16.

This is the work which the prophet Isaiah describes when he says, “Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.” Isaiah 58:7, 8.

Thus in the night of spiritual darkness God’s glory is to shine forth through His church in lifting up the bowed down and comforting those that mourn.

All around us are heard the wails of a world’s sorrow. On every hand are the needy and distressed. It is ours to aid in relieving and softening life’s hardships and misery.

Practical work will have far more effect than mere sermonizing. We are to give food to the hungry, clothing to the naked, and shelter to the homeless. And we are called to do more than this. The wants of the soul, only the love of Christ can satisfy. If Christ is abiding in us, our hearts will be full of divine sympathy. The sealed fountains of earnest, Christlike love will be unsealed.

God calls not only for our gifts for the needy, but for our cheerful countenance, our hopeful words, our kindly handclasp. When Christ healed the sick, He laid His hands upon them. So should we come in close touch with those whom we seek to benefit.

There are many from whom hope has departed. Bring back the sunshine to them. Many have lost their courage. Speak to them words of cheer. Pray for them. There are those who need the bread of life. Read to them from the word of God. Upon many is a soul sickness which no earthly balm can reach nor physician heal. Pray for these souls, bring them to Jesus. Tell them that there is a balm in Gilead and a Physician there.

Light is a blessing, a universal blessing, pouring forth its treasures on a world unthankful, unholy, demoralized. So it is with the light of the Sun of Righteousness. The whole earth, wrapped as it is in the darkness of sin, and sorrow, and pain, is to be lighted with the knowledge of God’s love. From no sect, rank, or class of people is the light shining from heaven’s throne to be excluded.

The message of hope and mercy is to be carried to the ends of the earth. Whosoever will, may reach forth and take hold of God’s strength and make peace with Him, and he shall make peace. No longer are the heathen to be wrapped in midnight darkness. The gloom is to disappear before the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness. The power of hell has been overcome.

But no man can impart that which he himself has not received. In the work of God, humanity can originate nothing. No man can by his own effort make himself a light bearer for God. It was the golden oil emptied by the heavenly messengers into the golden tubes, to be conducted from the golden bowl into the lamps of the sanctuary, that produced a continuous bright and shining light. It is the love of God continually transferred to man that enables him to impart light. Into the hearts of all who are united to God by faith the golden oil of love flows freely, to shine out again in good works, in real, heartfelt service for God.

In the great and measureless gift of the Holy Spirit are contained all of heaven’s resources. It is not because of any restriction on the part of God that the riches of His grace do not flow earthward to men. If all were willing to receive, all would become filled with His Spirit.

 

Did you get that? “What is the shame of this nakedness and poverty? “…of separating ourselves from God!” If we as a “professed” Adventist have rashly denied the BRIGHT light set up behind us {our historical SDA foundational doctrines} by rejecting the one and only true God, “professed” Adventists today are shamefully naked! Without God and His power! “Why is there so dim a perception of the true spiritual condition of the church?  Has not blindness fallen upon the watchmen standing on the walls of Zion?…Who can truthfully say, ‘Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments are unspotted by the world’?  I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness.  Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath.  Then He {Christ} said to me: ‘Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character?  ‘How is the faithful city become an harlot!  My Father’s house is made a house of merchandise, A PLACE WHENCE THE DIVINE PRESENCE AND GLORY HAVE DEPARTED!‘”  —{Testimonies, vol 8, p 248-250, April 21, 1903}

“Behold the Bridegroom cometh. Jesus turned from them with a frown. They had slighted and rejected him. Those who received the message were wrapped in a cloud of glory. They waited and watched and prayed to know the will of God. They greatly feared to offend him. I saw Satan and his angels seeking to shut this divine light from the people of God; but as long as the waiting ones cherished the light, and kept their eyes raised from earth to Jesus, Satan could have no power to deprive them of this precious light. The message given from heaven enraged Satan and his angels, and those who professed to love Jesus, but despised his coming, scorned and derided the faithful, trusting ones. But an angel marked every insult, every slight, every abuse they received from their professed brethren. Very many raised their voices to cry, Behold the Bridegroom cometh, and left their brethren who did not love the appearing of Jesus, and who would not suffer them to dwell upon his second coming. I saw Jesus turn his face from those who rejected and despised his coming, and then he bade angels lead his people out from among the unclean, lest they should be defiledThose obedient to the messages stood out free and united. A holy and excellent light shone upon them. They renounced the world, tore their affections from it, and sacrificed their earthly interests. They gave up their earthly treasure, and their anxious gaze was directed to heaven, expecting to see their loved Deliverer. A sacred, holy joy beamed upon their countenances, and told of the peace and joy which reigned within. Jesus bade his angels go and strengthen them, for the hour of their trial drew onI saw that these waiting ones were not yet tried as they must beThey were not free from errors. And I saw the mercy and goodness of God in sending a warning to the people of earth, and REPEATED MESSAGES to bring them up to a point of time, to lead them to a diligent search of themselves, that they might divest themselves of errors which have been handed down from the heathen and papists. Through these messages God has been BRINGING OUT his people where he can work for them in greater power, and where they can keep ALL His commandments.” —{Spiritual Gifts, Volume 1, Page 157}

 

“The eye salve is the true spiritual discernment that is so wanting among us, for spiritual things must be spiritually discerned.”
—{The Review and Herald, April 1, 1890}.

Warning for those who think or say these words: “God is blessing me, so I must be doing all right. I have all, or most of the truth I need. I keep the Sabbath every week and help people.” Don’t think for a second that you are safe until you are standing in the City of God. If you think that you are pretty safe, you need to study more than anyone else. Talents are the material things and abilities God gives you, to work for Him. Don’t take it for granted it’s because you are righteous: Isaiah 45:5 “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:” Psalm 18:32 “It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.” It is character alone that God values. In the greatness of their ignorance, in the poverty of their spirit, they feel that they have attained unto the measure of the full stature of men and women in Christ, when they are mere babes in understanding.

Says Christ, By renouncing your own self-sufficiency, giving up all things, however dear to you, you may buy the gold, the raiment, and the eyesalve that you may see.

Zechariah 1:10
Then the man standing among the myrtle trees explained, “They are the ones the LORD has sent to go throughout the earth.”

“The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches; and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” These seven churches are represented by “seven lamps.” See Zechariah 4:2, “And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top if it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps which were upon the top thereof.” These seven lamps are called “the eyes of the Lord which run to and fro through the whole earth.” See Zechariah 4:10.

Revelation 8:2
And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.

2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”

Solomon’s temple symbolized our body “church” synagoge temple today for God and His Son to dwell in… God does not abide in the sinner…

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8

 
“Whosoever is born of God doth NOT commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:9)
 
“But God does not live in the sinner. The Word declares that He abides only in the hearts of those who love Him and do righteousness. God does not abide in the heart of the sinner; it is the enemy who abides there.” Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1 Manuscript 46, 1904, MR 900, p 343.
 
“In order to let Jesus into our hearts, we must stop sinning”. Signs of the Times, Mar 3, 1898
 
While good works will not save even one soul, yet it is impossible for even one soul to be saved without good works”. Selected Messages, bk. 1, p. 377

“Good works will not pay the price of our redemption; they are ONLY the fruit of our faith.” –{Mrs. E. G. White, THE REVIEW AND HERALD, September 6, 1892}

Haggai 2:3
Who of you is left who saw this house (temple today=144,000) in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing?  (think of literal Solomon’s temple and then think of Adam and Eve and how short in stature and mind we have become when compared to the first Adam reconciled back to God in the second Adam… the last generation of people living today show the terrible affects and results of sin in all ways…)

Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars (12×12,000=144,000) “When Christ came into the world, he said, “… but a body have you prepared for me;” Hebrews 10:5. Jesus wants to inhabit us, live inside the midst of us and surround us with His rainbow of glory as promised so long ago, as he inhabited or dwelt in the human body (144,000 Bride) God prepared for Jesus.

THE GUESTS ARE NOT THE BRIDE of Christ, the 144,000, Zion, the church triumphant:
the people of God are said to be GUESTS at the marriage supper.” The Great Controversy 1888, p. 426.2.
“If guests, they cannot be represented also as the bride.” The Great Controversy 1888, p. 426.2Christ in His Sanctuary, p. 104.2
The GUESTS are also known as the Sons and Daughters of God. Also known as the 5 wise virgins who come out and join the Bridegroom and Brides procession into the wedding feast. Sons & Daughters of the Bridal chamber/minds connected to Christ. Spiritual children of the Bridegroom and Bride, the 144,000, faithful men and women represented as angels giving the Loud Cry, the Mother, New Jerusalem, the church triumphant, Zion…The TEMPLE of the living God…our bodies/minds are the sacred dwelling place of the Most High! https://sda1844.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/the-ten-commandments-is-christ-inside-of-us/

Zechariah 1:10
Then the man standing among the myrtle trees explained, “They are the ones the LORD has sent to go throughout the earth.”  “When Christ came into the world, he said, “… but a body have you prepared for me;” Hebrews 10:5. Jesus wants to inhabit us, live inside the midst of us and surround us with His rainbow of glory as promised so long ago, as he inhabited or dwelt in the human body God prepared for Jesus.

Zechariah 3:9
See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua! There are seven eyes on that one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day.

Nehemiah 4:2
and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble–burned as they are?”

“When Christ came into the world, he said, “… but a body have you prepared for me;” Hebrews 10:5. Jesus wants to inhabit us, live inside the midst of us and surround us with His rainbow of glory as promised so long ago, as he inhabited or dwelt in the human body God prepared for Jesus. The rainbow coat of glory encircling the remnant of God represents the combined power of mercy and justice. Mercy invites us to enter through the gates into the city of God, and justice is sacrificed to accord to every obedient soul full privileges as a member of the royal family, a child of the heavenly King.

Exodus 27:21
In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the LORD from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for the generations to come.Exodus 29:42
“For the generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the tent of meeting, before the LORD. There I will meet you and speak to you;Exodus 29:43
there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated by my glory.Exodus 30:6
Put the altar in front of the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law–before the atonement cover that is over the tablets of the covenant law–where I will meet with you.Exodus 30:36
Grind some of it to powder and place it in front of the ark of the covenant law in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you.Leviticus 1:1
The LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting. He said,Leviticus 16:2
The LORD said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come whenever he chooses into the Most Holy Place behind the curtain in front of the atonement cover on the ark, or else he will die. For I will appear in the cloud over the atonement cover.Numbers 7:89
When Moses entered the tent of meeting to speak with the LORD, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law. In this way the LORD spoke to him.Numbers 17:4
Place them in the tent of meeting in front of the ark of the covenant law, where I meet with you.1 Samuel 4:4
So the people sent men to Shiloh, and they brought back the ark of the covenant of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim. And Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.

2 Samuel 6:2
He and all his men went to Baalah in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, the name of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim on the ark.

2 Kings 19:15
And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD: “LORD, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

1 Chronicles 13:6
David and all Israel went to Baalah of Judah (Kiriath Jearim) to bring up from there the ark of God the LORD, who is enthroned between the cherubim–the ark that is called by the Name.

Psalm 80:1
For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant.” Of Asaph. A psalm. Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth

Psalm 99:1
The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.

Isaiah 37:16
“LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You h

… to warn the world. The angels are holding the four winds that …stewards may present the talents doubled in the ingathering of souls … , and they say, “Here, Lord, are thy talents; behold, I have 

Miller’s Works. Volume 2. Evidence from Scripture and History of the Second Coming of Christ about the Year, Page 129

eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him; and all kindred of the earth shall wail because of him; even so, amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” And why all this descriptive grandeur in the address to these seven churches, if they only were meant? Surely there were other churches of equal importance at that day. Where were the churches at Corinth, Cappadocia, Galatia, Thessalonica, Philippi, Collosse, Rome, Jerusalem, Bithynia, etc.? Our text shows that the seven churches were to be understood in a figurative or mystical sense. “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches; and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” These seven churches are represented by “seven lamps.” See Zechariah 4:2, “And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top if it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps which were upon the top thereof.” These seven lamps are called “the eyes of the Lord which run to and fro through the whole earth.” See Zechariah 4:10. If this is true, then it readily follows that the seven churches of Asia are only used as a figure representing the church “through the whole earth.” Again: the seven lamps, which are the seven churches, are called the seven spirits of God. Revelation 4:5, “And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.” I have clearly proved, and I think it will be admitted by all, that the “seven eyes of the Lord,” and “the seven spirits of God,” are the seven churches to whom John was directed to write or dedicate his book, the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

And I will now show that these comprehended the whole church through the whole earth. See Revelation 5:6, “And I beheld, and lo! in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb as it had ben slain, having seven horns,and seven eyes, which are the” seven spirits of God sent forth into

eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him; and all kindred of the … “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the … Again: the seven lamps, which are the seven churches, are called the seven spirits of
Some are looking too far off for the coming of the Lord. Time has continued a few years longer than they expected; therefore they think it may continue a few years more, ….TIME CAN LAST BUT A VERY LITTLE LONGER”. Early Writings, p. 58.1

“Had the purpose of God been carried out by His people in giving to the world the message of mercy, Christ would, ere this, have come to the earth, and the saints would have received their welcome into the city of God.”Selected Messages Book 1, p. 82.4

Church becomes Laodicean 1852 (June 10) “Many who profess to be looking for the speedy coming of Christ, are becoming conformed to this world, and seek more earnestly the applause of those around them, than the approbation of God. They are cold and formal, like the nominal church, that they but a short time since separated from. The words addressed to the Laodicean Church, describe their present condition perfectly….And unless they heed the counsel of the ‘faithful and True Witness,’ and zealously repent, and obtain ‘gold tried in the fire,’ ‘white raiment,’ and ‘eye-salve,’ he will spue them out of his mouth.” E.G. White, Review and Herald, June 10, 1852, Vol. 1, p. 18, col. 2.


GC.458.001 It was not the will of God that Israel should wander forty years in the wilderness; He desired to lead them directly to the land of Canaan and establish them there, a holy, happy people. But “they could not enter in because of unbelief.” Hebrews 3:19. Because of their backsliding and apostasy they perished in the desert, and others were raised up to enter the Promised Land. In like manner, it was not the will of God that the coming of Christ should be so long delayed and His people should remain so many years in this world of sin and sorrow. But unbelief separated them from God. As they refused to do the work which He had appointed them, others were raised up to proclaim the message. In mercy to the world, Jesus delays His coming, that sinners may have an opportunity to hear the warning and find in Him a shelter before the wrath of God shall be poured out.

“But there were so many to jest and ridicule that they partook of the same spirit, resisted the invitations of mercy, refused to reform, and were soon among the boldest and most defiant scoffers; for none are so reckless, and go to such lengths in sin, as those who have once had light, but have resisted the convicting Spirit of God. Thus while God was working to draw man to himself, man, in his rebellion, was drawing away from God, and continually resisting the pleadings of infinite love.”ST April 1, 1886, par. 3

“I saw those who have been baptized as a door into the churches, would have to be baptized again as a door into the faith. Those who have not been baptized since 1844 will have to be before Jesus comes. And some I saw would not make progress till the duty was performed.” Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 3.8
“The angel said, some tried too hard to believe. Faith is so simple they look above it. Satan has deceived some, and got them to looking at their own unworthiness. I saw they must look away from self to the worthiness of Jesus, and throw themselves just as they are, needy, dependent upon His mercy, and draw by faith strength and nourishment from Him.” –Ellen G. White Ms. 16, 1850, p. 2. (July 20, 1850.)

“I saw Satan would work more powerfully now than ever he has before. He knows that his time is short and that the sealing of the saints will place them beyond his power and he will now work in every way that he can, and will try his every insinuation to get the saints off their guard and get them asleep on the present truth or doubting it so as to prevent their being sealed with the seal of the living God.”–Ellen G. White Ms. 7, 1850, pp. 2-3 (August 24, 1850). Identical, in part, to Ms. 13, 1850.

“And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.” Leviticus 20:26.

Description:  cid:2.2324908801@web184301.mail.ne1.yahoo.com“Let all remember that God is holy and that none but holy beings can ever dwell in His presence…We are today to watch that we offend not in word or deed…. We must today seek God and be determined that we will not rest satisfied without His presence. We should watch and work and pray as though this were the last day that would be granted us. How intensely earnest, then, would be our life. How closely would we follow Jesus in all our words and deeds..” Maranatha, p. 41.3

 
“Moses had been disappointed and grieved by the continual rebellion of Israel. Notwithstanding all his prayers and labors during their forty years’ journeying, only two of all the adults in the vast army that left Egypt, were found so faithful that they could see the promised land. As Moses reviewed the result of his labor, his life of trial and sacrifice seemed to have been almost in vain.” ST March 31, 1881, par. 2

“How many I saw coming up to the falling of the plagues without a shelter. Receive ye the Holy Ghost.” These are the words I sang. I sang them over and over again. They could hear it all over the campground, and they came together; but before that, the Lord showed me how they would wring their hands as the plagues were falling. The Lord can show anything in just a moment, better than he could tell it to us. And so he showed me how they would wring their hands, and that put on me a greater burden than ever. Well, that is when they arrested us….” Selected Messages Book 3, p. 366.4

“You are getting the coming of the Lord too far off. I saw the latter rain was coming as [suddenly as] the midnight cry, and with ten times the power.” Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 2.1

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