A 40 year plan:..... After the 9th hour call was made in 1844, the Lord began to workout a 40 year plan with His SDA church, to begin gathering His people spiritual Israel. He proceeded to do this by sending a most wonderful message to the church in Minneapolis Minnesota called 'Righteousness by Faith' by two young men named A.T. Jones and E.J. Waggoner. Here at this 1888 Minneapolis General Conference Session, Yahushua presented His people with this initial stage of the 4th angel's message, the event of which is regarded as a landmark in the history of the SDA church. The two messengers presented a message on justification, as the session discussed important theological issues such as the relationship between law and grace, the nature of the Godhead, and the meaning of 'Righteousness by Faith' : 'Messiah in the flesh' . When the message was presented, Sister E. G. White supported it completely, but here at this 1888 Minneapolis General Conference Session, the rest of the leadership of our church resisted those messengers. Then the Lord in His great mercy gave the church two years to either accept or reject the message presented, and in 1890 this message of the Loud Cry of the 4th Angel was outright rejected by leadership of the Seventh Day Adventist church.

The First 40 Year Period:.... Thus the year 1890 then began a 40 years in the wilderness experience, paralleling the Kadesh-Barnea occurrence of ancient Israel; following in their footsteps into a spiritual wilderness for 40 years, see Numbers 1. Sister White also told the church that "if the leaders had accepted the new message in 1888, we would have been in the Kingdom two years from that date, but now the church must be turned back into the wilderness for 40 years." Letter from Melbourne, Australia, May 9, 1892. She further reiterated this by telling the church that the Lord will give no new light for 40 years, and from then on to that specified time, the Lord sent only council to the church through Sister White but indeed no new light.

We now see that the prophetess to our church gave a warning to the General Conference leadership from her exile in Australia. In this warning she told them that the SDA Church will have to wander in a spiritual wilderness for forty years, and if the complete rejection of the 1888 message began in 1890, then the end of that 40 year period would have to be 1930. In 1925, SDA Pastor Taylor Bunch wrote a book entitled "Israel in the Wilderness, Type and Antitype". This he did in harmony with Ellen White's application of "Modern Israel" – The SDA Church.

A further warning stated that "In 1888 in the General Conference held at Minneapolis, Minn., the angel of Revelation 18 came down to do his work, and was ridiculed, criticized, and rejected and when the message he brings again will swell into a loud cry, it will be ridiculed, and spoken against, and rejected by the majority." –E. G. White, Taking Up A reproach.

The Second 40 Year Period:…. And so we see that at the end of this 40 year period in 1930, already on the scene of Seventh Day Adventism, an interpretative prophet by the name of Victor Tasho Houteff, came with the loud cry message again. This was the same message first started in 1888 in Minnesota by A. T. Jones and E. J. Waggoner, only this time taking the form of "The Shepherds Rod". The message he brought is not a pillar of our faith. There are five pillars of our faith; namely:--(1) The Sabbath, Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 20:8-11. (2) The state of the dead (the mortality of the soul), Ecclesiastes 9:5-6, (3) The 2300 Day Prophecy, Daniel 8:13-14, (4) The Third Angel's Messages (three angel's messages), Revelation14:6-12, and (5) The Second Coming of Christ, 1Thessalonians 4:16-17. I repeat, the message V.T. Houteff brought is not a pillar of our faith, but it gives the "Third Angel's Message"---the 4th pillar of our faith, power and force. SR ---Answerer Book 1, pg 82. And just as Sister White stated, even when many hear it, and they are convinced in their hearts that it is the truth, they reject it. And so it has been, even up to today, spoken against, ridiculed, and rejected by the majority in exchange for a worldly preference of some sort, "red pottage", that which Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for. Genesis 25:29-34.

Comparing John 9:34 to Isaiah 66:5, here we see a parallel to what happened to the Jews in Yahushua's day when they openly accepted Him. The same thing is now happening in our day when we SDA church members accept the 4th angel's Message. This Loud Cry of the Latter Rain comes in two parts, first truth, then power, therefore the rejecters of truth, both ministry and laity, will never have the blessing of the of the Latter Rain of truth, which is the prerequisite of the of the Latter Rain of power. SR—Timely Greetings, Vol.1, No.17:4:2.

This inability to obtain the Latter Rain of power causes those guilty of this act, to be automatically disqualified from keeping their birthright; which is to finish the work of the gospel in all the world, to bring the great multitude, the final harvest of saints into Jehovah's next theocracy: "The Kingdom Restored". Acts 1:6-8. For all those who would like to have a copy of 'The Shepherds Rod Series' in your possession, the number to call is 864-944-1254.

In Christ day, when any Jew accepted Him as Messiah, they were immediately expelled from the synagogue. In like manner today, anyone who accepts this Shepherds Rod message is alike disfellowshipped, and their name is taken off the church register, and sent to the General Conference branded as an offshoot. But Yahushua made it perfectly clear that the Jews rejected Him, even though they knew that He was Messiah because of pride; and as it was then it still exist today, for the reason why professed believers act the way they do against truth, is because "they love the praise of men more than the praise of God." John 12:43. What a strange approbation to choose!

"Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed." Isaiah 66:5. Yahushua also gave us an encouragement saying, "Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets." Luke 6:22-23.

As the church continues to reject the messages of salvation, which the Lord sends to try and gather his people spiritual Israel, the Lord in His great mercy continued to work out His purpose within His church for another 40 years, 40 being symbolical of Christ gathering His people, SR--Tract 3 Supplement 8:2, and the way He did this was by sending The Shepherd's Rod--The Loud Cry of the Third Angel's Message to His people. It is now high time that the church begin to take a serious look at this message, because it is a most important portion of The Spirit of Prophecy referred to as the Straight Testimony. This is what Sister White had to say about it. "I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the council of the True Witness to the Laodiceans. This will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. Some will not bear this straight testimony. They will rise up against it, and this is what will cause a shaking among God's people." EW 270:2.

By now there can be no doubt in anyone's mind the position that Sister White took regarding this message, when it first came to the church in 1888 entitled "Righteousness by Faith". As time progressed, the church not only slighted the Straight Testimony, but her writings of the Spirit of Prophecy were also criticized by former Adventists, many of whom were church pastors.

The Third 40 Year Period and the dawning of the Age of Aquarius:....During the 1960s, Satan, knowing that his New World Order Church/State Confederacy of Isaiah 8:12 was dawning upon planet earth, he began to devise a plan to get all the churches, including the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church under one umbrella. Maybe some of you are familiar with this song released in 1969 called "Dawning of the Age of Aquarius": well, the Age of Aquarius is the same as the Age of the New World Order Church/State Confederacy of Isaiah 8:12. Satan knew that if all the churches could not unite, with Sunday worship as their common denominator, he would not be able to set up his New World Order plan, whereby the whole world would worship him instead of Creator God. He knew that in order to conquer the Seventh Day Adventist Church, he must take away the two identifying marks which distinguishes it as the True Church of Creator God from all other churches. These identifying marks are the law and the testimony, for it is written in Isaiah 8:20, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them" KJV. Satan now had a dilemma on his hand, as he realized that the only way to begin defeating the SDA people, was to use the leadership to eventually deceive the church into giving up both the Sabbath in exchange for Baal worship: Sunday sacredness, and also to throw out the Testimonies, for it is written in Revelation 19:10 "For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" KJV. Besides the Ten Commandment Law, the other identifying mark of the SDA church is indeed "The Spirit of Prophecy". The prophet Isaiah also identified these books in Isaiah 7:21, for the time after which their writings would have been completed, by calling the Bible: the book of the ten commandment law "two sheep". Two Sheep because the Old and New Testaments, being only two books were to be put into one book called the Bible, while on the other hand, the entire Spirit of Prophecy/ Testimony of Jesus, because it was written long after the Bible was comprised; and having so many books making up such a large library of communications from the Lord Yahshuah/ Jesus Christ, fat with books in sister White's Estate, the prophet Isaiah referred to it as "a young cow".

With so much written evidence against him in the Word of God, Satan became relentless in his plans to set up his Church/State Alliance, thus making null and void the law of Creator God, and so it was that he found two men, the leaders he needed, willing to be used in his dirty little game, as they co-operated with him to overthrow God's SDA people.

Beginning in 1970: the start of the third 40 year period, and throughout that decade, there were intense debates with regards to whether or not Sister White was an inspired writer. The work of two of her critics, Walter Rea and Ronald Numbers had its negative effect on the church. Those two men subsequently left the church, and up to today, many of its members do not regard her as a prophet. So we see that with the passing of time, the Lord did everything possible to gather His people by sending messages to His church, but in spite of this, the rejections of His messengers continued, therefore a third 40 year period has passed leaving this task of ingathering, incomplete. Now in the 21st century the Lord continues to work out His purpose among His people Spiritual Israel—The SDA church, and even though He has not yet come, we can now see all the signs of the impending Judgment of the Living in our world. "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:19-21.

At Least A Hundred and Twenty Years-- Three 40 Year Periods, have now passed since the first rejection of the Loud Cry message in 1890. SR—Tract 3 Supplement 8-9 shows the symbolical meaning of the number 120 which reads as follows. "As our world is about 6,000 years old, then in order to prove that the 40 days of His presence with the disciples were symbolical of His being the Saviour of the entire world under sin, we must multiply the number of His name (3) with the symbolical time (40) of gathering His people, which gives the equation 40 x 3 = 120. The number here derived being the exact number of the first fruits on the day of Pentecost proves that the little group was the product of the true church, the effort of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. Hence, as number Three is symbolical of the Trinity, the number 120 is symbolical of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost, and saints, -- Pentecost."

Again another parallel to the number 120 can be found in Noah's day. "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." Genesis 6:3. "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matthew 24:37. Thus we see that the number 120 is extremely important significant of the Holy Trinity and Pentecost. The Book of Acts tells of the first Pentecost in the upper room, at the first out pouring of the Holy Spirit, necessary for the early disciples to obtain, in order to spread the gospel to the Gentiles. The second out pouring will be the Latter Rain of power necessary for the sealed ones, the 144,000, to gather the final harvest--The Great Multitude. So then if the Lord sends His prophets to us to make us ready, a people prepared for His second coming, just like He told us in His word. "Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper." 2 Chronicles 20:20. AMEN.

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