THE GOAL OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER

This account explains how in the days of Babylon, God caused all the nations of the world to come together under one government, and how the goal of the present day New World Order is to do the same today.

In Daniel 2, Nebuchadnezzar dreams of an image, which when interpreted by the said prophet showed that Babylon was the head of gold, Medo-Presia—chest and arms of silver, Greece—belly and thighs of brass, Rome—legs of iron, and finally the world of today—feet and ten toes part iron and part clay.



Based on recorded history, the ten toes on the image of Daniel 2, and the ten horns on the non-descript beast of Daniel 7 are one and the same. These divisions, spoken of as the ten kingdoms of the Roman empire are the Huns or Alemani (Germany), Visigoths (Spain), Franks ( France), Suevi (Portugal), Burgundians (Switzerland), Anglo-Saxons (England), Lombards or Bavarians (Italy), and the three which were wiped out, namely the Ostrogoths, Vandals and Heruli.

Daniel 7:8 "I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots; and behold, in this horn were eyes like a man, and a mouth speaking great things." Daniel and the Revelation-Uriah Smith: pg 69:5- pg 70: 1-2.

History also recorded this very unique horn head as the papacy: the pope being both a civil and a religious leader. It was this one of the seven heads that the prophet John recorded in Revelation 13:3, stating that it was wounded to death but his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast. The wounding of the Papal head took place in 1798.

In Jeremiah 27:5-6, God gave all the nations of the world to be under the rulership of Babylon, and if any nation refused to submit, God would destroy it by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. Following Babylon, all the kingdoms stayed under one leadership, each one ruling the other up until the time of Papal Rome.

Now let's consider the prophecies of both Daniel chapters 2 and 7. Both of these chapters show the history of the world beginning from Babylon to our present day. If you look at the image of Daniel 2, you will notice 5 kingdoms, while Daniel 7 shows only 4 kingdoms. Therefore, if these two chapters give basically the same account, then one beast is missing.

Question:-- Where can this 5th beast be found?

Answer:-- "The book of Daniel is opened in the Revelation." Testimonies to Ministers (TM) 115:2-3. This means that we must find the missing beast in the Revelation. Therefore, that missing beast is found in Rev 13. It is the Leopard Like Beast (LLB)—a composite beast.

The 10 toes on the image of Daniel 2, also signifying our Present World of Today, are the same in this period of time, as the 10 horns on the Leopard-Like Beast (LLB) in Rev 13:1-3,1: Shepherd's Rod (SR): 211:0. Therefore, the 10 toes of the great image as it pertains to this period, came after the fall of Papal Rome. Ten in this context, unlike the previous account of only the ten divisions of the Roman Empire, means universal (all the governments). I repeat, Daniel 7 shows only 4 beasts (kingdoms), while Daniel 2 shows 5 on the image, therefore there must be a missing beast in Daniel 7, and that beast can never be understood until the latter days. "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Daniel 12:4.

Rev. 13 1-5 is counting backward which shows its descent from the beasts of Daniel 7. First the 10 horns shows its descent from Pagan Rome, then the body of a leopard shows its descent from Greece, the feet of a bear shows it descent from Medo-Persia, and the mouth of a lion shows its descent from Babylon. Thus Rev. 13:1-2 shows 5 kingdoms counting backwards from the LLB to the lion of Daniel 7. To count forward from Babylon to the LLB, which is the 5th beast, read 2 Shepherds Rod (SR): 86:2-3.

The proof that the LLB is the 5th beast that follows Papal Rome is because it has the wounded head, and also because the ten horns now have crowns of authority.




The composite make-up of this beast-- mouth of a lion, feet of a bear, body of a leopard, and ten horns -- is faithful witness that he is a descendant of Babylon (lion), Medo-Persia (bear), Grecia (leopard), and Pagan Rome (ten horns). Hence this beast is the melting pot of the four ancient world-empires, and must, along with its seven heads and ten crowned horns, characterize the world of today. SR TR12:21:1. On example of an aspect of this melting pot, which is evident in our world today, is the continuation of the Olympic Games which originated in Greece, and is still a major international event, even up until today.

The angel Gabriel explained to Daniel that the 10 horns on the non-descript beast had no kingdom as yet, but one day they would take up their crowns and reign. The 10 horns represent all the kingdoms that were once under the rulership of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome which have now broken off, and also because there is now a wound in the head of the papacy. This wound proves that Rome fell in 1798. This was caused by the rising up of the Lutheran Church under the leadership of Martin Luther. If there was no Lutheran church, then there could be no wounded head 2 SR: 95:1. In like manner 2 SR: 85 states that the LLB is the one with the wounded head. This shows that all those kingdoms under one rulership, from Babylon to Papal Rome are now separated in the time of the LLB.

In Revelation 13:1 the 7 heads (churches) on the Leopard-Like Beast (LLB) are below the 10 horns (state governments). This shows a separation of church and state, and that the churches are subject to the state. In Daniel 7:25, a different scenario is seen where in the Papal phase of the non–descript beast, the state was subject to the church for 1260 years. This period known as the Dark Ages extended from 538 AD – 1798 AD. During this time, the Papacy enforced its religious dogmas upon both Christians and citizens of the state, committing the most heinous crimes against all opposing dissenters. As a result, these Christians were martyred for their faith, Rev. 6:9. The Dark Age Church/ State Confederacy of the Catholic Church and the Roman state should be a lesson for us today, for the dreadful atrocities of that time will again be enforced by a police state (marshal law), upon present day Christian dissenters, when the protestant nations join the church with the state. The setting up of the New World Order Church/ State Confederacy is in fact the healing of the wound, and when this happens, it will bring about the downfall of the LLB, and the English Speaking Christian World (modern day Assyria) WILL fall.

"BABYLON THE GREAT" AND HER DOMINION


Immediately after the composite beast rose up out of the sea with one of his heads wounded, John the Revelator saw his deadly wound healed: and all the world wondered after the beast Rev.13:3. This shows that right after the beast of Rev.13:1-2 arose, it began to fall resulting in a religious-political world of tomorrow, when the LLB falls and the Scarlet Colored Beast (SCB) arises. This beast driven by Babylon the Great is the image of the former LLB, and is seen to have his deadly wound healed and his horns uncrowned SR 12 TR: 30. Here, Babylon personifies the forthcoming one world religion-one world government-one world currency system, other wise known as the NEW ONE WORLD SECULAR ORDER.



Their Goal

When the protestant nations heal the wound, they are going to try to join all these kingdoms back together again under one ruler ship, similar to the time of Papal Rome. They do so by "the world's governments soon reverting back to the despotic principles of the Dark Ages—to the rule of action before the wound was inflicted. This repetition of the past is to be brought about by the Two Horn Beast (America)."12 TR: 25:1. This shows that the goal of the protestant nations (Assyria) is to put the nations of the world back together again under one ruler ship just as in the days of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome; and they are doing this by setting up a Church/State Confederacy under the New World Order (NWO). The nominal churches will join with the sovereign (political) powers of the world in the antitype, to set up a church/state confederacy under the NWO, but based on Isaiah 8:8-10, they will not prosper. See Timely Greetings Vol. 2 No. 41:18:3.

WARNING

"Many of the Protestant churches are…seeking the favor of the world, and the term 'Babylon—confusion—may be appropriately applied to these church bodies." Great Controversy (GC) 383:1.



"Any confederacy with the world is strictly forbidden by the scriptures. God would have his people distinct from all worldly confederacies." 8 Manuscript Releases, pg. 108:2.



Isa. 8:10–13 "Take counsel together and it shall come to nought; speak the word and it shall not stand: for God is with us. For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself: and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread."



Thus, the Seventh Day Adventist church/ the house of Judah has been warned by Jehovah, to have nothing to do with this confederacy.



The Virgin Birth Sign


Mentioned in the Bible, there are three church/ state confederacies which Yahweh the Creator is against.

Confederacy No. 1: The first ancient confederacy which is the type, occurring in the time of the prophet Isaiah, is found in Isaiah 7:1-3. It was between the northern ten tribe kingdom of apostate Israel (the church), and the worldly heathen kingdom of Syria (the state). Yahweh was against them because their objective was to destroy their brothers; the southern two tribe kingdom of Judah, and even though Israel/ Ephraim was His people, He favored Judah in this circumstance, because Ephraim had joined heathen forces to fight against his brother Judah. After the Israel–Syria confederacy was formed,





Jehovah sent the prophet Isaiah to Ahaz: king of the house of David (Judah), telling him that He would allow Assyria to break up their confederacy. Moreover, Jehovah gave a 'virgin –birth sign' to Ahaz even though he refused to ask for it when he was told to ask. This sign was given to help his unbelief, because he did not believe that in 65 years this unholy alliance between Israel and Syria would indeed be broken.

"3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;





4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.

5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,

6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:

7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.

8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.

9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established."

10 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,





11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD. .............................................................................////////////







13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.

17 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.





There are many references both in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy pertaining to the break up of the Israel/ Syria confederacy, which occurred sometime within the sixty five years and not at the end of it. "Ancient Israel as a nation and a government were obliged to protect their own property, people, and families--even by the sword. But they were not to war against their own brethren. When the ten-tribe kingdom, Israel, confederated with Syria to war against the two-tribe kingdom, Judah, God's curse rested upon both Syria and Israel, and each was consequently broken by the king of Assyria."--5 Answerer Book, pgs. 71-72.





"And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria. And the king hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus (capital city of Syria), and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin (king of Syria)."--2 Kings 16:8,9.





"And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria,...Because they obeyed not the voice of the Lord..."--2 Kings 18:11,12.





King Ahaz of Judah neither believed in the virgin birth sign nor in the Word of Jehovah, that Israel would be broken within 65 years. We know this because when Isaiah told him to ask for a sign he refused to ask, and also instead of waiting for the Lord to fulfill the prophecy about the break up of the Israel/Syria confederacy, he sent to ask Tiglathpilese, king of Assyria for help in this matter. 2 Kings 16:7.





However, even though he did this, it could not have happened if the Lord had not over ruled it. Thus, when ancient Israel fell it was God who was responsible for it.

Because of this unbelief, it later came to pass that the kingdom of Judah was taken captive by Babylon as well. They were no longer established as an independent nation. and remained in captivity, all the way up to the establishment of the Roman kingdom. This was evident, because even though they had already left Babylon and gone back into Jerusalem to rebuild the city and the walls, when Yahushua was born, which began the New Testament Christian era, they were under Roman rule.

So we see that the dissolution of the ancient Israel/ Syria confederacy was fulfilled in the Old Testament Jewish era, but the prophecy of the 'Virgin Birth Sign' was fulfill many years following, by the birth of Christ. This showed that this confederacy even though it was broken, was only in its initial stage, and that it would culminate into a much greater event, even reaching down to the birth of Yahushua, and also through to the Christian era, the time when the Immanuelites would see a confederacy, and see it broken. This proved that the virgin birth not only had to occur in the New Testament Christian era, but that it was primarily fulfilled in Jesus birth by the Holy Spirit, and additionally fulfilled in the Immanuelite Christians, also born of the Holy Spirit. Mathew 1:23. Hence, even though





many modern day believers either do not understand, or have not accepted the true significance of this birth, we will continue to explore this topic so that a clearer vision will be seen. This typical confederacy, where the two kings of Israel and Syria were considered to be just two smoking firebrands, Isaiah 7:4, is now ready erupt into an open flame (a war against Judah/ the Seventh Day Adventist Church) by process of the New World Order Church/ State confederacy. Just know for sure "that were there is no type, there is no truth". 2SR10:2.





Confederacy No. 2: The second Church/ State confederacy occurred during the Dark Ages 538 AD-1798 AD, between the Catholic Church (antitype Israel) and the Roman State (antitype Syria) and is found in Daniel ch.7. During this period, the Roman state was ruled by the Catholic church. "As widely accepted, the fourth beast's two-phases -- one with ten horns, the other with seven horns along with the "little horn" (Dan. 7:7, 8) -- portray, first, Pagan Rome, and second, Ecclesiastical Rome, and the "little horn" (the horn-head), the power that then ruled, was religious-political. SR 12 TR: 19:1. During the reign of Pagan Rome, the Immanuelite Christians were spiritually growing up from babyhood to childhood, and when this confederacy of the Papacy was formed to destroy the true Christians (Judah, the tribe through which Jesus came), Jehovah was against it and led the Protestant nations to break up that confederacy, beginning with Martin Luther, which identified them as antitypical Assyria.





THREE ASPECTS OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH SIGN


(1) THE VIRGIN-BIRTH OF A SON CALLED "IMMANUEL".


Based on the prophecy, "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14, Judah had to look forward in faith to the fulfillment of a virtually impossible event. This was a unique prophecy because to them, a virgin could not bare a son. However, there would come a time when this prophecy would be fulfilled because a child would eventually be born, and his name would be Jesus. Thus the fulfillment of Isaiah 7:14 is found in Mathew 1:18-22: Immanuel meaning Christians of which Jesus is the type. Acts 9:4.







(2) HIS SPECIAL DIET WAS BUTTER AND HONEY



Another aspect about this child worth mentioning concerns his diet, "Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good". Isaiah 7:15.

This refers to spiritual food because " butter and honey possess absolutely no virtue to endue one with wisdom and will to choose the good and refuse the evil". 2TG:45:4:0.

"Although honey is a delicious natural sweetner, it should not be fed to infants under one year of age because of the risk of infant botulism. In the United States, most honey products are labeled to indicate this, although the reason why is not spelled out, which confuses some consumers. In addition, the label does not specify that infants should not be fed any honey products, including baked goods with honey in them. Infant botulism is a type of food poisoning that can result in death." wiseGEEK.com.





Thus it can be seen that butter and honey posses no value to nourish a child, therefore this must be referring to SPIRITUAL FOOD which is the word of God. Matthew 4:4.



(3) AS A CHILD HE SAW A CONFEDERACY, AND SAW IT BROKEN


The third important aspect of the child is "For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings." Isaiah 7:16.

This third part of the birth sign teaches that symbolically in childhood, a confederacy was to be broken. This however could not have referred to Jesus because when he was a child living under Pagan rule, there was no church/ state confederacy that had been broken. Since this is so, then Jesus must be a type. Therefore, His name Immanuel meaning God with us could only represent His true Holy Ghost spirit filled Christian follower (Judah) called Immanuelites. Another important consideration here is that since the first and second parts of the virgin birth sign were fulfilled in Jesus and the early Christians, then the third part must also be fulfilled in the Christians both at that time and throughout the end of the Christian era. Hence, to fully understand this topic, one must always keep in mind the three other types involved which are Israel--a heathenized apostate Roman Catholic church, Syria—the Roman state, and Assyria--the Protestant Nations.

Speaking of Emmanuel, 14 TR: 33:0 states "….He was born for a sign that the unholy alliance between Israel and Syria was to come to naught…. The lands, Israel and Syria, which Judah abhorred, were to be forsaken of both their kings -- conquered by the king of Assyria -- before Immanuel was to be able to refuse evil and choose good, and TR 14:35:3 and 36:0 states, "In the clear focus of these facts, there comes to light the truth that the "born again" Christians who lived when Ecclesiastical Rome fell, and who are




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represented by Immanuel, were spiritually too "young," not far enough along in time and corresponding Bible knowledge and spiritual progress, to discriminate the evil from the good. Consequently, they must attain to this knowledge in the Assyrian (Protestant) period, for the confederacy of Israel and Syria, let us remember, was to be broken by Assyria after Immanuel was born but before He could "refuse the evil and choose the good".





During this age of adolescence occurring in the Assyrian (Prostestant) period, though not yet fully mature, these few Immanuelite Christians would arise to be the dissenters against the next church/ state confederacy. They will be right, and will urge others to oppose it, and only they can say, "God is with us"!




Confederacy No. 3: {The great transgression: Psalm 19:13}. This latter day church/ state confederacy, being set up for the churches to rule the state, and govern the people globally, was announced by President Bush Sr. under the title of the New World Order, on January 29, 1991. This announcement was made near the end of the Persian Gulf War, and their main objective is to destroy Judah (true Immanuelites: the Seventh Day Adventist Christians). This great apostasy will take place internationally both on a political and religious level. Needless to say, Jehovah will be against it, and that confederacy will also be broken during the next war, World War 2 resumed, otherwise known as World War 3.

Following the non-descript beast is the Leopard Like Beast (LLB) of Rev.13. The seven heads are churches (Catholic and Protestant), and the ten horns are the Protestant nations (Assyria), which rule the world during the protestant period in the time of the end.

"Before the 1260 years ended in 1798, the four Protestant denominations were already in existence; namely, Lutherans, Presbyterian, Methodist, and Christian. But after 1798 came the First-day Adventist; and the Seventh-day Adventist from 1844 to 1929 completed his seven heads". 2 SR 107:1.

The fact that the LLB had crowns on its ten horns means that these state governments, now independent of the churches, had separated themselves from the dominion of the Catholic church, and now posses crowns of authority to rule the world today. The six heads symbolize the reformed Protestant Churches, while the one wounded head is the papacy which lost its power to rule the nations by a confederacy.







The English speaking protestant nations include Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and the United States of America. And the non-English speaking countries include Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

"The non-descript beast in its first stage, represent imperial Rome, and in his second stage, Papal Rome up to 1798, at which time the beast came to its end with the imprisonment of Pope Pius VI, and gave place to the 'leopard-like beast' of Revelation 13:1-3. 2 SR 140:3.

Unlike the non-descript beast with the horn-head which was only wounded, when this composite beast falls, it will be completely destroyed.





"Consequently, the leopard-like beast must follow the non-descript beast". 2 SR 86:1.







The two leading nations of Assyria from which the Gospel and the Word flows out to all nations are England and America. The Bible is distributed by Christians to many nations mainly through the United Bible Society in England, and the American Bible society in America. It is also distributed by the other protestant nations already mentioned about, in both the English language, as well as in other languages. Therefore Assyria can be said to house the church, and is well educated in the things of Jehovah.







"Assyria, charges Inspiration, is a rejoicing city that dwells carelessly, that says in her heart, "I am, and there is none beside me." Zeph. 2:15.



At this point let us pause a moment and summarize the characteristics by which this modern Assyria is to be identified. (1) As man looks at things, she is so great that there is none like her. She is well instructed in the things of God. (2) She is oppressive, a hard ruling nation. (3) She has polluted the sanctuary and has declared the law of God void. (4) She has piled up wealth by going after it as an evening wolfe goes after its prey. (5) She harbors the church of God. (6) She exists in the time the Lord is to manifest His power and destroy all the wicked nations. (7) She is an Assyria-like nation, widespread, a nation of conquests.

There is but one people under the sun that answers to all these descriptions, and that people is, of course, the ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE, in whose midst is the church, and from whose midst the Gospel and the Bible flow out to all nations. As clear as language can make it, the burden of the prophet Zephaniah is for the ENGLISH-SPEAKING CHRISTIAN WORLD.

God is now saying to Assyria's capital city, "Indeed, you are doing all these abominations, but you will not thus continue long. The time is at hand." Put a stop to your absurdities." 1 TG No. 23: 6:1-4.

"The prediction that it will speak 'as a dragon' and exercise all the power of the first beast, 'plainly foretells a development of the spirit of intolerance and persecution that was manifested by the nations, represented by the dragon and the leopard-like beast". Great Controversy 442:1. Let us keep in mind that in this context, the country that is to speak as a dragon in the latter days is found in Rev. 13: 11-18, and has been identified as the two horn beast coming up out of the earth namely, the United States of America/ Nineveh: capital city of Assyria/ the English Speaking Christian World, and leading power of the world today. Nahum 1-3. This country is also called king of the North in our day. Daniel 11:45.



MAHERSHALALHASHBAZ CHRISTIANS


Following the prophecy of Immanuel, Isaiah also made mention of another child born of the flesh called MAHERSHALALHASHBAZ (the longest name in the Bible). This child is symbolic of Christians who are not of the spirit, but rather of the flesh, born after the birth of Immanuel, living in the last days during the confederacy.

"1Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz. 2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. 3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son.





Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz. 4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria." Isaiah 8:1-4.

"The birth of a man-child (Immanuel) to a virgin, for "a sign" to "the house of David" (Isa. 7: 13, 14). The birth of a son (Maher-shalal-hash-baz) to the prophet himself, "for signs and for wonders" in Israel (Isa. 8:18).

The overthrow of Israel to occur before Immanuel could learn to differentiate evil from good, and before Maher-shalal-hash-baz could say "my father, and my mother" (Isa. 7:16; 8:4)." Tract 14:32.





"But since ancient Assyria overthrew the Israelite-Syrian confederacy centuries before Immanuel was born, and since modern Assyria overthrew the church-state alliance of the Middle Ages centuries after He was born, logic demands that as Syria, Judah, Israel, and Assyria are types, so also Immanuel must be. Wherefore, the virgin-birth prophecy does not refer alone to the birth of Christ, but even more significantly to His followers -- the birth and development of Christendom. Correspondingly, Maher-shalal-hash-baz must be symbolical of another group in the Christian era. And as he knows only to say "my father, and my mother," while Immanuel (Christ in the person of His people) knows to refuse the evil and choose the good, Maher-shalal-hash-baz manifestly cannot symbolize any who lived before Immanuel.

Still further, the fact that both were to be born into Judah (the church), one of the Spirit and the other of the flesh, is conclusive evidence of their being, as the prophet says, for "wonders" and for "signs" of two classes of church members, living at the same time. 14 Tract 35:1.

Having been pre-existent with His Father (Heb. 1:1, 2; John 1:1, 2), and then having been re-born in Bethlehem, Immanuel manifestly represents the "born again" Christians (John 3:3); whereas never having been pre-existent, Maher-shalal-hash-baz can only symbolize those not "born again"-- that part of the church membership which cannot be represented by Immanuel. A parallel is found in the allegory of Ishmael and Isaac, typifying the "born after the flesh" and the "born after the Spirit" -- the non-Christian Jew and the Christian Jew. (See Galatians 4:22-31.)

In the clear focus of these facts, there comes to light the truth that the "born again" Christians who lived when Ecclesiastical Rome fell, and who are represented by Immanuel, were spiritually too "young," not far enough along in time and corresponding Bible knowledge and spiritual progress, to discriminate the evil from the good. Consequently, they must attain to this knowledge in the Assyrian (Protestant) period, for the confederacy of Israel and Syria, let us remember, was to be broken by Assyria after Immanuel was born but before He could "refuse the evil and choose the good"; and not only after Maher-shalal-hash-baz was born but also before he could say "my father and my mother." And the fact that the church is still imperfect, shows that even the "born again" Christians are to this day unable to choose consistently between good and evil, and that those who are merely born after the flesh are so undeveloped as to be unable even to lay positive claim to knowing their father (God) and their mother (the Church). Tract 14: 34:2-36:0.





"However, in conversing or studying with one whom you know to be a recent convert, you should exercise special care and judgment and tact in presenting only the simplest reform truths first, so as not to bewilder the mind of one who is only a 'babe'(a 'Maher-shal-al-hash-baz") in the Scriptures.' - The Answerer Book 5:50:2.

"Unquestionably the time has come for all church members to realize that they are now passing from Christian childhood into Christian maturity, and should, therefore, no longer try to reach the stature of the full grown by continuing to feed on the food of babes. Hence each one, even the younger members (the born after the flesh), can now be enabled to recognize their spiritual parents, so as intelligently to say, "my Father and my Mother": for to know their God aright through the Son, and to know their church aright through timely Truth, is what brings life eternal. And as each assimilates the "strong meat," he will thereby become wise and strong "to refuse the evil and choose the good." Tract 14:38:1.



FOUR MAJOR STAGES OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH


The four symbolic stages of spiritual growth and development namely: babyhood, childhood, adolescence, and maturity occurs during a two thousand year prophetic period beginning from the birth of Immanuel to the time of His return. This time frame spans the entire Christian era.

(1) INFANCY:





Beginning with the birth of Yahushua, who was literally fed on milk, "The obvious lesson is that at the time one is converted (born again) to Christ, he is but a babe in the Christian life, and needs for the time being to be fed, as a new born babe, on the "sincere milk of the Word," that he "may grow thereby." 1 Pet. 2:2.

Through the apostle Paul, Inspiration interprets this milk to be "the first principles of the oracles of God." Heb. 5:12. And through Isaiah, It asks: "Whom shall He teach knowledge? and whom shall He make to understand doctrine?" Then, answering Its own questions, It declares: "Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts." Isa. 28:9.

But the main lesson of Isaiah, chapters 7 and 8, teaches that the church collectively, born in the first century A.D., is today about to pass from her childhood and be fed "strong meat" so as to empower her to choose the good and refuse the evil. "For every one that useth milk," Inspiration declares, "is unskillful in the Word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Heb. 5:13, 14. Obviously, as time progresses, so the Truth and the Christian advance commensurately with it.

Having fed on "milk" only -- on the simple, elementary revelations of the Word -- through the long years of her infancy and childhood, the church has finally come to the stage where she must take "strong meat" also -- the advanced, latter day revelations of the Word." Tract 14:36:2-3, 37:0-2.

(2) CHILDHOOD:





Spiritual growth of the child (Christians) during the Dark Ages 538 AD-1798 AD, when the Immanuelite Christians saw a church/ state confederacy between the Catholic Church and the Roman state, and saw it broken by antitypical Assyria( protestants).

"Necessarily, then, there must be found in the Christian dispensation a backslidden Christian power (Israel) confederated with a pagan one (Syria), to the end of assimilating or annihilating the orthodox Christians (Judah). And the only such confederacy in the Christian era was the unholy union of Church and State which ruled during the Dark Ages, and which sought the destruction of the "born again," who refused to depart from the Apostolic faith and submit to a Christian-Pagan (Israel-Syrian) confederacy." 14 Tract 33:3-34:0.

"In vain were Satan's efforts to destroy the church of Christ by violence. The great controversy in which the disciples of Jesus yielded up their lives did not cease when these faithful standard-bearers fell at their post. By defeat they conquered. God's workmen were slain, but His work went steadily forward. The gospel continued to spread and the number of its adherents to increase. It penetrated into regions that were inaccessible even to the eagles of Rome. Said a Christian, expostulating with the heathen rulers who were urging forward the persecution: You may "kill us, torture us, condemn us. . . . Your injustice is the proof that we are innocent. . . . Nor does your cruelty . . . avail you." It was but a stronger invitation to bring others to their persuasion. "The oftener we are mown down by you, the more in number we grow; the blood of Christians is seed."--Tertullian, Apology, paragraph 50." Great Controversy 41:3-42:0.

(3) ADOLESCENCE:





By eating the butter and honey in the latter days, the Immanuelites grow up spiritually to adolescence. At this time, anti-typical Assyria forms another church/ state confederacy. This New World Order C/S confederacy is against Jehovah and against his moral ten commandment law. This is sin, and like Yahushua who was the first dissenter against sin, these Christians, who at this time will also be called dissenters, oppose this confederacy and urge others to do the same. Note that when Christ opposed sin, He was crucified, and when the Christians in the dark ages opposed sin, they were killed, therefore modern day Judah (Seventh day Adventist Christians) who oppose sin will also be threatened with death. Isaiah 8:9-10 warns the nations three times not to associate.

"The warning given in this chapter to nations and peoples is not to associate and gird themselves or take counsel together, as it would only come to naught. There may be some significance in the repetitions of the warning. If so, it would indicate that either two or possibly three attempts would be made among nations to associate and gird themselves, and it would only end in complete failure. If there should yet be another attempt and there be involved a war against Judah, then Judah, having no adequate means of defense among themselves, will have to let God be their means of deliverance." Symbolic Code, Vol. 13, Nos. 3, 4:6:4-7:0.

And since Jehovah will be their defense, when this confederacy is formed and after these dissenters oppose it, Assyria will fall.

(4) MATURITY-ADULTHOOD:





The spiritual growth to maturity becomes apparent, when the true Christian becomes holy and sinless. This is the point at which they are wearing the wedding garment, ready to be delivered out of the time of Jacob's trouble. The following letter fully describes the character of a mature Christian; one who is not afraid to stand up for the right, and oppose the coming death trap to many in the Seventh Day Adventist church. This snare (Isaiah 8:15); set up in these last days, and this time by anti-typical Assyria herself, is called the New World Order Church/ State Confederacy. Isaiah 8:12.




CERTIFICATE OF FELLOWSHIP


A Letter Included With The Certificate of Fellowship

Dear Fellow Member:

In sending your Certificate of Fellowship for this year, we should like to share with you a few Scripture thoughts which we have found very helpful from day to day as we travel the Christian way.

Each of us, you know, in our material being naturally pass through three periods: (1) infancy, (2) adolescence, and (3) maturity. Likewise, in our spiritual being, as seen in "Timely Greetings", Vol. 2, No. 39, and Tract No. 14, "War News Forecast", pp. 31-39, we pass through three such growing periods: (1) Righteousness by Grace, the equivalent of which is spiritual infancy (being born again), (2) Righteousness by Faith, the equivalent of which is adolescence, and (3) the Righteousness of Christ, which in fact is our spiritual maturity. And since the "infancy" period, the righteousness by grace is now in the past according to "Timely Greetings", Vol. 2, No. 39, and we have now come to the time of the righteousness by faith period of "adolescence," in which our safety and eternal interest lie, we must not neglect to attain to full Christian "maturity," the righteousness of Christ, if we expect to be rewarded with life eternal and with a home in His Kingdom. We would therefore do well to carefully note some of the earmarks of a mature Christian -- the true Davidian. Such a one cannot help but Contribute Something Worthwhile to the World.

The mature Christian well knows that he was born into the world to improve it, both spiritually and materially, that he did not come simple to selfishly live in it and depart from it with a big "thank you," but to bless it, to leave a memorial of what God has been able to accomplish through him for mankind, both spiritually and materially; that he is like a fruitful bough in a desert land, for he knows that "every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." Matt. 3:10. Then, too, such a fully matured Christian Has a Vision and an Aim.

He sees that he gets a vision of what God would have him do. He never moves on in a butterfly fashion; he knows what is to be done and does it. He gives no place to any beckoning that would detract his attention and energies from reaching his goal. He well knows that "where there is no vision, the people perish." Prov. 29:18. He is, moreover, Considerate of Others.

His eye is sensitive to the needs of others, and he does all he can to relieve those needs regardless what personal inconvenience and effort may be required of himself. He is considerate of others' time, feelings, age, reputation, and capacities, especially of other people's property, for "love worketh no ill to his neighbor." Rom. 13:10. "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." Phil. 2:3, 4. He is altogether Unselfish.

He rejoices over the good fortune of others, and loves to have others receive credit for something he himself may have accomplished. He expects his credit from the Lord only. What his right hand does his left hand is kept in the dark about (Matt. 6:3, 4). He is also Courageous and Fearless.

He knows no fear but the fear of God. He has courage to stand firmly but tactfully for right principle regardless of the consequences to himself. He knows that no one can do him harm if God does not permit. Moreover, he knows that though men may kill his body, they cannot touch his soul (Matt. 10:28). God alone is his defense. He is, further, Charitable. He is honest in his personal appraisal of himself and charitable with all others, realizing that if his own background were the same as theirs he himself would precisely be like them; that while others offend in one thing he himself may offend in another. He knows that God is able to correct His own servant (Rom. 14:4-7), and he keeps his hands off. He is Master of Circumstances.

He is thankful in the face of the most disheartening difficult situations or environment. He does not dissipate his energies in complaining and repining, and he does not seek to escape responsibility and unpleasant facts. Nor does he allow himself to be beaten down in time of crisis, but he is ever on hand to "stand his post," and he draws on his spiritual resources to attain a mastery of his circumstances. He does not fall behind ancient Joseph, he is even ahead of him for he knows that he is living in an advanced season. Still further, he is Never Sensitive.

Foolish accusations never trouble him. He does not get upset about them. He never needs to be handled with gloves. His mind never dwells on anything that would make him feel hurt. If something is said against him, he never gets hurt over it, especially if he is not guilty of the thing. He does not retaliate, he lets the vain thing die of itself. He lets no discouragement come into his thoughts, not even if all forsake him. He well remembers that even the Lord Himself was forsaken by His own followers, and that out of several million people there were but two persons one hundred percent for Moses -- only Calab and Joshua. He is ever mindful of the scripture which says: "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." Zech. 4:6. He therefore Seeks Not Praise or Pity.

He does not seek pity from others, neither does he pity himself; he refuses to waste time blaming others for unpleasant situations or reverses or limitations; neither does he expect praise for his deeds of worth. He never blows his own horn. It is enough for him to know that he is serving God, that God will reward him openly. In addition, too, he is always ready to hear; he is Open Minded.

He is ever searching to know more of God and of what He would have him do, regardless of the channel through which the light comes. He never condemns anyone's idea before an honest, prayerful, investigation of it. He never runs away from anything, for he depends on God's Spirit of Truth to keep him from all error, fanaticism, and presumption. He never makes flesh his arm of Truth, he depends on the Spirit of God to show him what is Truth and what is error. He is indeed a Berean (Acts 17:10,11). The keeping of the commandments and the Testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev. 12:17) is his map to the Kingdom. Besides, he is a Logical and Sound Reasoner.

His decisions in all matters are liberal, based on sound logic and reason, not on emotions, partiality, or on "respect of persons," nor on selfish gain. God's way is always his measuring rod. He therefore never lives in regret of anything but his sins. Along with these, he is Constant.

He is not known to vacillate. He changes his mind only when he finds himself wrong or mistaken. He is indeed the David of the day. He is steady and dependable in whatever he is given to do, and ever Accepts Correction. He does not resent criticism, but is grateful for it and puts into use all that is constructive. He makes no excuses for his blunders, but uses them as stepping stones to improvement. He has Unshakable Courage.

He forgets the past, and is always pressing for the high mark ahead. He therefore does all he can to remedy the cause of his troubles, and what cannot be remedied he accepts and adjusts himself to. He is the Moses of the day. He may fall seven times a day, but he quickly arises and runs ahead, and is ever hoping and Watching God's Providence. Through faith and experience he is confident that God is leading him and that He will freely give the wisdom and strength needed to cope with even the most trying of life's problems. In this respect he is like Ruth, the Moabitess. He never lets an opportunity slip by, and he has Perfect Peace of Mind.

His mind is set to win and advance the Kingdom of God and, therefore, he fears neither hunger nor death. He is not at all anxious for the future. He never complains in his infirmities; he is ever thankful and conscious that there are thousands of cases worse than his. He knows that he cannot die if God wants him living, and that he cannot live if God wants him dead. He is the Job and he is the Paul of the day. He patiently waits, knowing that "all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." Rom. 8:28. He perfectly knows that every dark, gloomy, and stormy cloud has also a bright silver-lined side, and ever looks on the bright side. He is very Careful of What He Does and How He Does It. He searches and finds the beauty that is in all God's creation, and he seeks to put art into all he does. He is Very Discriminating.

He never sits with the scornful (Ps. 1:1), never eats where the drunkards do, is particular in choosing his company. His reading material, music, art, etc., are unquestionable. He therefore finds himself In Great Demand.

He never makes enemies, and always seeks to make friends. He thinks positive, helpful thoughts, and so he is a serene, useful, happy man, in great demand. Even his enemies have certain respect for him. Yet he is very Modest.

He does not try to attract attention to himself, but rather to his cause. He is modest in dress, speech, and manners, and he refuses to bask in the reflection of another's glory. In success he is truly humble and thankful He gives God the glory for all his deeds and accomplishments, and if there is any human glory, he shares it with his fellowmen. And above all, he is mindful of and Obedient to the Laws of God.

He maintains faith in a better future. He does all to live and serve, and so he eats for strength, not for drunkenness. He keeps his hands off that which God has pronounced unclean. He is never fanatic, neither is he lax. He walks in the middle of the road where the light shines brightest. He is not carried with every wind of doctrine; he minds authority, and shuns quackery. Before he gets into the "guest" chamber (Matt. 22: 11), he makes sure that he has on the Wedding Garment.

He is aware that God's Kingdom is made up of "mature" Christians, "not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing." He therefore never wastes his time looking for specks or beams in another's eye (Matt. 7: 1-5). If anything, he searches to see that there is nothing in his own eye. He knows that God has not made him a judge of His people, or corrector of heretics. He does what Truth says, and those who wish to fall in line may do so, but he never tries to push them over to his side.

I hope in prayer that these thoughts on the Scriptures will be of great help and encouragement to you and to all around you. May God bless you.

Sincerely yours in faith and good courage,

V.T. Houteff.

THREE POSSIBLE ATTEMPTS TO ASSOCIATE


After the fall of Papal Rome in 1798, the Protestant Nations became divided, and remain divided even up to today. Soon after World War 1, the protestant state governments united together, and their objective was to prevent future wars and maintain peace. This first confederacy of nations 1920-1945, was called the League of Nations (Isaiah 8:9). Needless to say, this failed to prevent World War 11 (1939-1945), and in 1945, because it was "broken in pieces" (Isaiah 8:9), the Protestant Nations replaced it with the United Nations (Isaiah 8:9).





After this other confederacy of nations was set up, another two major wars broke out, these were: the Korean War (1958-1975), and the Vietnam War (1958-1975). Clearly, their objective to maintain peace and prevent wars has not yet been realized, therefore, it too will be "broken in pieces" (Isaiah 8:9). Today, the Protestant Nations are threatened by communism: a totalitarian form of government, and because of this threat, they have now purposed, even more than before to "gird" themselves (Isaiah 8:9) to survive this aggression, and that is why they will replace the United Nations with the New World Order. Needless to say, it too will not only be broken in pieces, but it will certainly come to nought (Isaiah 8:9-10), because they are working to set up a church/ state confederacy, and not only is Jehovah displeased with this, but He is also not with them with them.





Moreover, Daniel 2:43 said that these Protestant Nations "shall not cleave one to another".

And the Christian dissenters, knowing that Jehovah is with them, but against the New World Order can confidently say, "Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us." Isaiah 8:10.



Here in the following verses, Isaiah mentions four entities:-


11(THE LORD SPEAKS)For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

12 (Seventh Day Adventist Immanuelite dissenters) Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them (Seventh Day Adventist Laodiceans/ Maher-shalal-hash-baz) to whom this people (New World Order/church state confederacy) shall say, A confederacy; neither fear you their fear, nor be afraid.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE MUST ALL DO.

13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

CHOOSE WHICH ONE HE WILL BE FOR YOU.

14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

SDA READER, HOPEFULLY THIS WILL NOT BE YOU.

15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH IS THE ONLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH WITH COMBINED WRITINGS CALLED THE TESTIMONIES, AND WE ALSO PREACH KEEPING THE ENTIER MORAL LAW.

16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

17 And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

MT ZION, THE 144,000 ARE THE FIRST FRUITS, HARVESTED FROM THE SDA CHURCH.

18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwells in mount Zion.

19 And when they shall say to you, Seek to them that have familiar spirits, and to wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek to their God? for the living to the dead?

20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.





SDA MEMBERS, HOPEFULLY THIS WILL NOT BE THE WAY YOU WOULD END UP. BEGIN TO SEEK FROM NOW FOR SOMETHING BETTER, BEACUASE THIS IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.

21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

22 And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.



REJECT ANY ALLIANCE TO DESTROY JUDAH


Remember that the ancient confederacy between Israel and Syria against Judah was displeasing to Jehovah, and he destroyed it by the king of Assyria.

Then in the Dark Ages, the Catholic Church and the Roman state government set up another confederacy, in the form of Papal Supremacy during the New Testament Christian era, to destroy Judah (the true Christians). Again, Jehovah was displeased, and allowed the Protestants nations, beginning with the Lutherans to break up their church/ state confederacy.

Now today, Assyria is in the process of setting up her own church/ state confederacy by process of the New World Order. This alliance, set up by the Sunday keeping churches and heathenistic state governments of the world, will be urged upon the Seventh Day Adventist church, which is already in deep apostasy. And if the SDA church joins it to destroy the true SDA Immanuelite Christians, Jehovah will also be against them, and punish them with destruction, right along with all those involved in this confederacy. Sad to say though, most SDA members will join it against their brethren, simply because they will not like the alternative to not joining, among other things.





The purpose of urging it upon the SDA church is twofold: (1) If all the worlds churches and all the worlds governments are not involved, then it is impossible to have a New World Order, and (2) This is a conspiracy of the Devil to force the whole world to worship him on Sunday-the day of Baal worship—the day of the sun.



THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH SIGN


This approaching modern day New Word Order church/ state confederacy had its starting point, but is different from the one broken in Isaiah's day. Therefore, if a Virgin Birth was the key to breaking up the confederacy, this proves that the ancient confederacy was only the beginning or starting point; that it would continue after the birth of the Christ child called Emmanuel; and that it would have been impossible to break it if Jesus (Yahushua) had not been born.

The questions to consider here is; did Immanuel himself in the past, or will He in the future break up the confederacy. The answer of course is no, but His followers, the true Christians in whom He dwell would later rise up against the alliance and break it: and that is why the angel told Joseph, that His name would be called Immanuel meaning God with us. (Isaiah 8:10; Mathew 1:23)





And this is all the proof you need, that as an SDA church member it is not only your responsibility, but also your commission from Jehovah to be a David: a dissident to oppose the New World Order, until it is finally broken and come to nought. Here we see a design by Satan to topple Jehovah's government on earth. His plan is to establish his own government instead. His desire is to alleviate Sabbath worship, in exchange for Sunday worship, and to annihilate Sabbath worshippers. His first attempt at this began in Heaven, when he was Lucifer the light bearer. He promised the angels to raise up for them a better form of government where all would be freedom. Then war broke out in heaven, and this is the reason why he and all the angels who followed him were cast out. But even though he is a subtle snake, you only have to study out his plan which is now being exposed, and only then would it be possible for you to escape the snare/ trap that he has set for planet earth (Isaiah 8:15). The snare is to deceive people in the same manner in which he deceived the angels. He promised them a better form of government where all would be freedom to do as you please. The foolish ones followed him, and he caused them to be lost forever. And now that you know the truth, just be different, be brave and defeat Goliath.

The hope here is that you are one of those who will stand up and be counted; one of the dissenters who will voice by saying "God is with us" (Isaiah 8:10). And now that you have no doubt in your mind, that Jehovah has warned us to have nothing to do with this confederacy against Judah (the true SDA Immanuelite Christians),

Jonah and Nahum