Recorded in Jerusalem January 31, 1985
Transcription by Mark Swett
Transcribers note: The audio quality of this recording is extremely poor. However, it is an important document because it was at this time, while in Jerusalem, that David said that he experienced a revelation and vision that resulted in the complete Seventh Angel's message.
Shalom, Shalom. It's the first month, the thirtieth day, nineteen eighty-five. Here we are in Yerushalayim, Israel. Our study this morning is going to be a unique study that I hope and feel, that by the spirit of God, is going to be a stern rebuke too many foolish people. At the same time I hope that it is going to be an encouragement to those who do want to know the truth. The subject is The Loud Cry. Before we get into it, I would like to relate the little occurrence that happened this last week - Friday. We had come into Yerushalayim and we drove around and drove around, my wife and I, Rachel. And we started looking around for certain sign's cause we was trying to find where Joel and different people live. And we had ran in - former to that we had ran into the company of the Knapp's. I'm sure that many of the Branches know who the Knapp's are. Well, we were invited for dinner and we had dinner. And as we had dinner certain Bible subjects came into view. And we had discussed some of these subjects. And eventually, you know, it was made known that the seventh angel's message was now being taught. And the Knapp's and also one of the sister's - I forget her name at the present time. Her husband had drawn out the Shepherd's Rod charts for Victor Houteff. And so I took an advantage of this opportunity. And I started presenting to her certain facets of the charts, trying to deal how - you know, with the subject of how they were inspired. Even the pictures and all that. And she found it quite interesting, but the problem that they had is with the fifth and sixth angel's messages. They don't progress any further then that. And so I asked them point blank if they would desire to have some studies of the 7th angel's message. And I told them that it would be the last chance that they would have. And they thought for a second and they says, "Well, no thank you." And as I told them that I loved them and I felt a surge in my heart. I told them that I'm here because, like I said, it's the last chance. And I could feel that there was just a real stern presence there and everyone was real quiet. But anyway, before the Sabbath a strange event took place. It had started raining, and after the rain a big, beautiful, full colored rainbow was all around Yerusalem. They say it was - all the colors were very distinct. And there was an earthquake. Now, Branches can take this as they will. I had left Yerushalayim at that time. And the next Sabbath, the Knapp's had related the story in the church which gave me an opportunity to stand up and to relate to the different members in the Adventist Church there about Revelation chapter 10, and what its significance is in dealing with the voices, thunders and lightning's, and an earthquake. And like I say, many of them had never heard of the 7th angel's message, and sad to say many of them cared less. But some of the people there - the pastor invited me home. Some of the people was quite concerned, especially one of the men from California. He was there visiting Yerusalem. And we talked over these subjects and they said that they would do more investigation on it. But anyway, we know that the Lord's truth is gonna triumph. Our study aim is - in the message of The Loud Cry is to find out who are the foolish virgins. As we learn in 2nd Shepherd's Rod 185, Brother Houteff says they're the ones who had confidence in men. They saw no necessity for more light, more prophets, truth, or a message. The study aim that we want to look at today, is to show that the 7th angel's message has come and reaped the harvest of wave sheaf. And now the weeds are in bundles to be burned. I'd like for the Branches to read Acts in the Apostles page 543 and also Jeremiah 33:14-16. You know great and marvelous are the way's of God and there's just no searching of His understanding, and his way's are past finding out. We as Branches and Davadians have been taught for some years that all the books of the Bible meet and end in the book of Revelation. We know a message came to new Mt. Carmel beginning ten day's prior to the Atonement 1983. And this message brought with it evidence to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that all the books of the Bible do verily meet and end in the Revelation. And we know this being so Branches; the next part of the question should be - where? And then once establishing this, where it's at, there is a nescessity. You need to understand the full meaning of each passage of scripture, of the prophecies, and it's relationship to the book of Revelation. This is the only way that we can have a complete understanding of prophecy and Revelation and the way that they both work together. I'm sure that we can all agree on this.
Now, let us start our study with the beginning of the end. Sister Roden used to tell us that the days of creation was a compacted prophecy. So let's start:
"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished." (Genesis 2:1)
If you look to your margin it say's brought to perfection. And all the hosts of them.
"And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the 7th day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made." (Genesis 2:2-3)
You'll find that in Genesis chapter 2 verse 1 thru 3. But now take note. Remember now Branches. We learned that God spoke all things to existence. And by their word all things came forth unto perfection. Adam and Eve on the Sabbath day were to behold God's word by the things that were created. Just think how good God's word was to our first parents. The Sabbath was a spoken creation of God wasn't it? It was no less important then any of the other six day creations was it? As a matter of fact, we can say that it demands more respect and more honor because it contains within itself the manifestation of all things. God is revealed as being seen in the revelation of their creation. That's what the Sabbaths' for. Sister White say's that were gonna have to teach the Sabbath more fully. Let's see how the Apostle Paul say's it.
Now Branches, let's learn wisdom. God did all the work, didn't he? And God spoke the Sabbath as a covenant so that we could acknowledge who the creator is. Now Paul is gonna teach us a subject - though it takes inspiration to bring this lesson out. And we want to pay close attention to it. Paul says: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ." God's word. Wasn't the word - John says - wasn't Christ the gospel? Now let's take a look now. "For it is the power of God unto salvation." What's the power of God? Unto salvation? The word is. Recreation from the old man of sin, to the new man in Christ, to everyone that believeth. So the gospel is the word of God.
Now what did the word do? What did the word of God do? It created Christ, didn't it? Christ was placed in flesh wasn't he? Now we want to open our minds so we can get this Branches, cause this is spiritually discerned. Christ was the revealed thought of God the Father wasn't he? And Paul says he was the fullness of the Godhead bodily. So also, he was the express thought of God the Mother wasn't he? Now listen. "For I am not ashamed Paul says, of the gospel." I am not ashamed of the word of God in other words. For it is the power of God isn't it? God's word creates everything, doesn't it? "It's the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believeth." God's word speaks the plan of salvation today Branches, as it spoke the worlds into existence six thousand years ago, right?
"For therein (in that word) is the righteousness of God revealed (or made manifest) from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." (Romans 1:16-20)
Now listen. Now what does all this mean we may ask and how does it relate to the Sabbath and the book of Revelation? Well the best way to say it is like this. Now think Branches, the plan of salvation used in the days of Noah was not the same plan as used in the Exodus movement now was it? Though they were both founded on the word of God, weren't they? In both instances, God created a way of escape for the people to escape destruction. So those who escaped death did so only by the mercy of God in providing for them a message of truth that would inform them how to find mercy and pardon. The righteous were made righteous only because they exercised faith in the plan that God created to save them from their sins. Right? We can say that the righteous entered into rest can't we? - that God provided They entered into that rest that God provided and it was good. Because God provided the works didn't God? God spoke a plan of salvation and those who entered into it entered into what Branches? Into rest. Now - maybe now we can better understand the meaning of Hebrews chapter 3. Let's take a look at Hebrews chapter 3. Now, I want you and all the Branches - turn in your Bibles to Hebrews chapter 3. Let's take at look at the reality of this - what Paul it trying to get over. Chapter 3 verse one. Paul is speaking to Hebrew people now. Remember, to those who obey the law, and to those who understood the form of the plan of salvation, but not the actuality of it:
"Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus." (Heb. 3:1)
Paul is directing his listener's minds to the product Christ, God's word. God's thought made manifest. That's the perfect image of God. You see? And though in this world it seemed Christ had all kinds of problems and difficulties. People misused and people mistreated him. People slandering him for his name, people had all abandoned ---------. Yet he endured the shame of this world and he received a greater reward didn't he? So now let's consider whether we want to actually live a life like Christ and receive the reward, or whether we want to have our reward now. That's what Paul wants to get around to. But you see, being a sinful people, we don't act that right most of the time do we? No, we have to be a tattleteller's and talebearer's and all those kind of things. And some of us are gluttons and some of us are all wrapped up in all kinds of things. But now Paul wants us to remember and consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus. Who was faithful to him that appointed him. Christ was faithful to God wasn't he? As also Moses was faithful in all his house. Moses was a faithful person. For this man was counted worthy of more glory then Moses. In other words, Christ is up in heaven on the throne, and Moses isn't on the throne. But Moses is in heaven. So Christ receives more glory. But Paul explains why:
"Inasmuch as he, Christ, who hath builded the house has more honor then the house." (Heb. 3:3b)
Now, is Paul switching the subject matter? Or is he actually just trying to get us to understand that the same Spirit that was in Christ was also in Moses? In other words, Moses was created by who? By the word of God - by Christ. Now notice verse four:
"For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God." (Heb. 3:4)
In other word's God created Moses. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after. Now Branches. Who gave Moses the power to withstand so much temptation? So much hardship? Your right. God gave Moses that power. Now listen:
"But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end." (Heb. 3:6)
In other words, listen Branches. Would you all like to be like Moses? Well, did Moses become like what he was because of any virtue of his own? No. God had promised Moses something. Moses had tried to be abiding in his own power and what did he do? He failed. He failed. Just like many of you Branches. Your out there trying to overcome your sin's. Trying to make yourself perfect and falling every day. And most of you who try to live in your own righteousness. By trying to overcome your own sins, and trying to live in your own power. Not entering into God's rest or God's revealed plan of salvation. You make a worst example of God and then yourselves then you would otherwise, then if you'd just trust and rest in following on in knowing the truth. So now listen: wherefore verse seven:
"As the Holy Ghost saith, To day if you will hear his voice, [God's appointed prophets] harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of the temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore, [God say's] I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways." (Heb. 4:7-10)
God had delivered Israel out of Egypt. Just like God has delivered many of you from the sins of the world. Many of you had that born again experience. Many of you had Christ come into your hearts. And you were given power to overcome. Now, you didn't do that on your own. And God who knows the beginning from the end knew what you were going to do today. So you can't make yourself righteous can you? Though one time God made you more righteous then what you seem to be right now. That's something that we have to face up to Branches.
Now listen. These people didn't know God's ways. They thought that God was sending them out there to destroy them. And when they had heard the Law, they saw how wicked they were. So they didn't endure the trial. In other words, many people say when they come in God's church; well I can't make it. I can't overcome. I'm just gonna go back into the world. Well that shows no faith in what was spoken in the beginning doesn't it? Now watch. These who would not believe that God was giving them everything for their good. God say's in verse 11:
"So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest." (Heb. 4:11)
Let's take a look at the Branch movement and the Davadian movement. Those who first joined the Davadian movement. The main subject was inspiration wasn't it? If they had just held on to that main doctrine they would have realized that God was gonna send them another prophet. But they failed the trial of their faith didn't they? Their whole message was inspiration, inspiration, inspiration. Brother Houteff said: let inspiration be your only teacher and God your only God. But they forgot that didn't they? So those who came in and joined with the Branch movement under Brother Roden; they started looking at his faults and his frailties and then they found some excuse to jump off the boat. The same with Sister Roden's message. Always, men fail to hold to the promises of God because they know not when prophecy is gonna be fulfilled, nor they know how their gonna be fulfilled. So they fell short of perfection. They don't enter into that rest because they do not endure the trial. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest God say's. So Paul tells us in verse 12:
"Take heed , brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God." (Heb. 3:12)
How do you depart from the living God, Branches? Well you depart from the living voice don't you? The living mouth piece right? No Prophet - no truth. That's the rule.
"But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; least any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." (Heb. 3:13)
It's a gradual process isn't it? Right?
"For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end." (Heb. 3:14)
Well you know, the Shepherd's Rod talked about the kingdom, and here we are right at the verge of it. But it hasn't been because Brother Houteff told a lie, or Brother Roden, or Sister Roden, that were not in the kingdom as of yet; but it's because it was not time, and the people did not prepare themselves. But now that it is time, the sad thing of it is that many are going to miss out; because they know not God's mind and they hear not God's voice, and so therefore they will never be able to enter into that rest.
"For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end. While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation." (Heb. 3:14-15)
Now notice. When Brother Houteff died God sent another voice didn't he? But it's the same voice, just another administration. The fifth angel's message. When Brother Roden passed away we had already on the ground the sixth angel's message. Now things have taken place which have caused the biggest shaking that the Branches have ever had. Sent many of them back to their Bibles. But, sad to say, many just went to hear the garbage and trash that's not even true. But we won't go into that right now. Let's just take a look at this. Verse 16:
"For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was God grieved [for] forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?" (Heb. 3:16-18)
What did they not believe? They did not believe in God's appointed agency's for delivering them out of Egypt and for preserving them in the wilderness. Hosea says:
"For [and] by a prophet the Lord [God] brought the children out of Egypt, and by a prophet the children of Israel were preserved." (Hosea 12:13)
But the Branches always forget this don't they? So we see they could not enter in because of unbelief. Now let's take a look here at Chapter 4. Paul says: "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world." (Heb. 4:1-3)
Now Branches, we know that Paul and the Apostles did not go into some promised land. But the rest that they entered into was the present truth - the present revelation of the plan of salvation for their day. We know that don't we? And being Davadians we know that under the fifth trumpet that this is specifically revealed isn't it? Now notice:
"For [and] he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest." (Heb. 4:4-5)
Adam and Eve, when they took that Sabbath rest, they had to believe God's word didn't they? Well because they could see it, touch it, smell it, eat it, enjoy it, love it. It was good. Now today for us to enter into rest we have to also believe God's word. For we can't by looking at nature today, by looking at the world's, see that God's word is all that good. But we can by wisdom and through the prophetic voice see the promises of God. And the promises of God are very, very good. But we have to hear that voice. We have to enter into rest. It has to be given to us as meat in due season. Now notice:
"And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, enter into that rest." (Heb. 4:5-6a)
What rest? Remember, Jesus said that, "The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath." Well if that's the case, then God's word is what's going to allow us to enter into that rest - Jesus Christ, Yeshua, the Branch. And the only way that we can enter into that Branch is to become a part of the vine. And the only way we can become a part of the vine is to be a part of that truth that's spoken. In other words, we have to be in the present truth don't we? And they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of what? Unbelief. Those in the third angel's never will enter into rest. Will they? Well, let me say it this way. After Sister White was dead nobody knew what the present truth was. Everyone wanting to interpret Sister Whites writings the way they think that they should be interpreted and all this. Everyone fighting amongst themselves - divisions. Well, God sent the fourth angel - the prophetic voice. The only way to enter into rest would be to join Victor Houteff, and then to join Brother Roden, and to join Sister Roden which is the sixth angel. But now watch this:
"Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts." (Heb. 4:7)
For if Yeshua had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. No. You see, Joshua didn't give them rest did he? And there has been no other day spoken of as a memorial of the creation of God. None other. So:
"There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God." (Heb. 4:9)
The Sabbath is still binding. And it's a memorial of something:
"For he that is entered into his rest, [God's present truth] he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. (Heb. 4:10)
Branches you cannot save yourselves. The Davadians are not a righteous people. The Branches aren't a righteous people. And we know now above all shadow of a doubt that we are not righteous people. So:
"Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, [God's rest} lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any [a] twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with [to] whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an [a] high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Heb. 4:11-16)
Branches, according to the teachings of Ellen G. White, and Brother Houteff, and Brother Roden, and Sister Roden, we should have realized by now that we are a lost people. Many Branches are not health reformers like they should be. They're sick because they have indulged appetite. Many Branches have become over reaching in their business. They had more concern with the things of the world then with the work of God. Many could not stay at Mt. Carmel Center because they could not endure being so restricted to the work of God. There were faultfinders, talebearers - all these things. Branches were in a sad shape. Now each message has come along and given us another ray of hope. Because, you see, only through God's word is there salvation to be found. Now one of the many subjects that was revealed at Mt. Carmel by the seventh angel was the subject of the Sabbath. Enter into that rest. But how are we to enter into that rest? How can we fully understand what that rest is? Let's take a look over here at Revelation Chapter 10. Revelation 10 tells us that a mighty angel:
"come [came] down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire." (Rev. 10:1)
Here we see an angel that deals again with nature. But we know the rainbow was not according to nature in the beginning of creation was it? No it wasn't. But this deals with, as Brother Houteff taught us, a latter rain message. But the subject we're concerned about is where it say's that when this angel cries and roars seven thunders utter their voices. Now we know that lions don't cry. They roar; but eagles cry. We learned that the only image of the Bible that goes with the lion and the eagle is the message of Babylon. That's what we learned isn't it? The message of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar was likened to a lion with eagles wings. Now we also learned that this angel has something to say about this Babylon, because Babylon is confusing, because it deals with so much grace. So God allows the heathen to rule over his people so to speak.
Now we know that in the message of grace, that Luther, Knox, Wesley, Campbell, these different reformers - Miller - that they were all a part of Babylon because they had part of the truth and not the whole truth. And that God accepted each individual stage of grace that the people had accepted. In other words, as the people received Christ Jesus, the truth, they were to walk in the truth. But it wasn't until prior to 1844 that Babylon had failed. God would no longer use these different denominations to reveal his truth. And these seven thunders here have been a mystery. And Brother Houteff tells us that they were still a mystery. They have not been revealed. But the seventh angel's message came to tell us what they really represent. Now notice, the angel says in verse five - excuse me. The angel tells us in verse four a message from heaven saying, "Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not." John was not able to reveal them. But verse seven says:
"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his the servants the prophets." (Rev. 10:7)
The mystery of God is the plan of salvation, right? But the mystery is also those seven thunders, isn't it? Those seven thunders is the mystery. Now let me show you where all the books of the bible meet and end. Verse five:
"And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven." (Rev. 10:5)
You see that Branches? Now watch:
"And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer." (Rev. 10:6)
This is the God of Sabbath. The Sabbath, the fourth commandment of God, contains the sign and the seal that those who worship on that day worship not a God, but the living God of creation. The God of Sabbaoth - Shabbat. And that God is the God who speaks the plan of salvation. This is the mystery which is to be understood in all of its detail. But let's take another look at something else here. We want to enter into rest - and Israel of old did not enter into rest. But there is going to be a 144,000 who is going to enter into rest. Do you know why? Because Revelation Chapter 7 - John sees that during the time of the sixth seal that there are four angels standing on the four corners of the earth.
Now Brother Houteff, he generally gave us an interpretation, but he thought he was the last message didn't he? Brother Roden gave us an interpretation, but he also thought that his was the last. Just goes to show that men by learning by searching cannot find out God. Sister Roden said point blank hers was not the last. She pointed forward to the seventh angel. Now the seventh angel which was the last message of mercy should reveal the Sabbath. And for us to understand how this works according to Revelation 7 - we find that these four angels are standing on the four corners of the earth. And they are keeping persecution of the world from the church. Because there is an angel here ascending from the east having the seal of the living God. Again whose the living God? Whose the living God? Well, the God of Sabbath right? And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea saying:
"Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." (Rev. 7:3)
Now remember these four angels here are standing on the four corners of the earth and they have power to hurt don't they? That means their message has come, has been rejected, and now they have power to hurt. Now this angel who is ascending from the east has the seal of the living God. Who are these four messages - these four angels? It should be very simple. The only message that we've ever had as pertaining to judgment that deals with the 144,000 - the first message that is, was contained in the third angel's message, the Sabbath. The Sabbath seal , or the third angel of 1844, contains all the truth from creation to the time of Christ. And the third angel's message was a review of that history, so that all the world would realize that the judgment for the dead had begun. The first vision that Ellen G. White had was of the 144,000. That's simple isn't it. Now if that interpretation is true then we should easily be able to see that as far as the world is concerned today; what four messages is all the earth responsible for? Well, the message of the Sabbath, the message of the Kingdom, the message of the new name both he and she. In other words, we see these four angels as Sister White, Brother Houteff, Brother Roden, and Sister Roden. That's one way of seeing it, but there's many others.
The subject is the 144,000. Now we know on the altar - according to Revelation 11, which John is also to measure - the altar dealt with prayer. That's where Brother Houteff says under the trumpet's chart, and the trumpet book, that the prayers of the present truth is placed there. So therefore, we must realize that the altar had four horns meaning four powers - four authorities. Now these swords show that the angels have authority don't it? So let's ask ourself. If the altar represents authority, and we know the first ones in the harvest of Christ who had authority was the wave sheaf, and the ones who cried from underneath the altar according to the fifth seal were wave sheaf - right? You get the picture Branches? Then these four angels must represent wave sheaf messages. Let's see if we can find through inspiration to see whether this is true or not.
Ezekiel 4 tells us that the third angle's message consisted of six grains - six grains: Luther, Knox, Wesley, Campbell, Miller, White. But they were combined into what kind of cake? A barley cake. Branches, what is barley? Wave sheaf. So therefore, we are able to understand very easily why Sister White says all those who died under the third angel's message; we'll say while she was living, and they obeyed the living spirit of prophecies' voice, will be resurrected in the special resurrection - the wave sheaf. Now we know that Brother Houteff came along and in the book of Leviticus he said that his movement purported to be the Vanguard. What's another word for vanguard? Wave sheaf. Brother Roden said point blank they were wave sheaf and Sister Roden has taught basically nothing else but wave sheaf. So we have four prophetic movements, the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth angel's message which have purported to be wave sheaf. Now another way of proving it. All those who come under Ellen G. White in the day she was living; they had to partake of that barley loaf. So how can barley be wheat? It can't can it? But this is the thing. When Brother Houteff came along, all those who joined the Shepherd's Rod - who believed the truth - did they become 144,000? No. They became what? Vanguard - wave sheaf, naturally. And those who joined Brother Roden, did they become 144,000? No. They were baptized into the Branch and they became wave sheaf. And the same with Sister Roden. So the question is now - this is confusing. This is very confusing. Brother Roden said he was the king of Babylon didn't he? That was confusing. He called Brother Houteff Babylon didn't he? That was confusion. But now the Bible also reveals this too. Because the Bible has all the answers, but it takes inspiration for us to have the answers so that we can enter into that rest. God wants us to know that it is not until the angel who ascends from the east tells these four angels: Sister White, Brother Houteff, Brother Roden and Sister Roden; hurt not until we have sealed. The time that the 144,000 are to be sealed is to be in the time of the seventh angel's message. Cause the angel ascending from the east is the seventh angel. Do you understand that Branches? The seventh angel. Now let's take a look over here. We found that these four angels in Revelation 7 are brought to view in the sixth seal. Now let's look at the sixth trumpet over here real quick and find out more about these angels:
"And the sixth Angel sounded and I heard a voice from the four horns." (Rev. 9:13a)
There we have a voice from the altar which deals with the wave sheaf of the golden altar which is before God.:
"Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates." (Rev. 9:14)
You see here, these angels are bound in confusion aren't they? Right? Well didn't Sister White think that they were sealing 144,000? And didn't Brother Houteff, and Brother Roden, and Sister Roden. And now some angel comes along and says that you haven't been sealing the 144,000. You've been sealing wave sheaf. There all confused. But now notice. It says:
"The four angels were used loused, which were prepared for an hour, a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Rev. 9:15)
You see the whole subject deals with the king of Babylon. Brother Roden was the king of Babylon. And if you look up there on the trumpet charts of Victor Houteff, you'll find that during the fifth trumpet, which is the time of Christ, Babylon started. See the great river Euphrates coming out there from the chart. You see that picture is inspired. You see that represents Brother Roden's message right there. You see there where it shows the star, a glorious star containing Christ's new name, and you see the key there? That's the key we need to understand about the mystery of Babylon, or the mystery of God ruling thru Nebuchadnezzar. Now look, you see these four angels here? Next to the sixth - sixth trumpet. Those angels are confused because, you see, they had not realized that they were only brought forth to bring forth wave sheaf - first of the first-fruits. And now their understanding it. And what closed the probation for the tares was Passover wasn't it? In the day's of Christ - in the day's of Christ, Passover closed it for Judas didn't it? You see, the angels were prepared for an hour. Wasn't Christ put on the cross at an hour? Wasn't he? And wasn't it at a specific day? Wasn't it? And wasn't it a specific month - the first month? And wasn't it a prophetic year that year? The fulfillment of the prophecies of Daniel? You see Branches, when God sends present truth it's to open up a way of salvation for the righteous, those who know that they're not living up to the past truths. But it's to shut the door to the sinners, those who don't see that they are sinners. But now look. Let's repeat. It tells us in Chapter 10 of Revelation:
"But in the day's of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished." (Rev. 10:7a)
So right there we know that the seventh angel is going to tell us something about this mystery of the seven thunders. Now we know that this mystery deals with the Sabbath because of what verse five and six tell us of the 10th chapter of Revelation. All the books of the Bible meet and end here because they all deal with that Sabbath truth. We found that the four angels in Revelation 7 represent four prophetic messages which are still present truth today. That deal with the judgment of the dead and the living. These messages being the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth angels' message. And that the angel who ascends from the east is the 7th angel who is telling the four angels not to destroy the wicked wave sheaf candidates, but to wait until we have sealed the 144,000. Now the 144,000 are to be sealed with how many seals? Let's take a look. Chapter 14:
"And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on Mt. Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads." (Rev. 14:1)
And I heard the voice of - see there. Look - how many seals? Their Fathers name written in their foreheads. Well that's one seal. That's the Sabbath seal isn't it? Well then, the question is what about the kingdom seal, and the Branch seal, and the glorious star, and getting Christ's new name. Remember these 144,000 stand on Mt Zion. That means that they have been gathered. They've already been sealed. And they've been gathered and their standing there. And what takes place is that they're hearing a song from heaven with harpers. Now you know those harpers are wave sheaf, Branches. You bet they are. They're the resurrected ones from Sister White, Brother Houteff, Brother Roden, and the living ones from Sister Roden, and the seventh angel. Wave sheaf. And the reason why we know this is because the only loud cry message contained in the book of Revelation is found in Revelation 14:18. And that's where Sister Roden's message, the angel who had power over fire, The Holy Spirit, cries to the seventh angel verse 17 and says to reap. Now notice. And I saw Chapter 15 verse one:
"A sign in heaven great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues: for in them was filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and those [them]who [that] had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his [the] image, and over the mark, you know, the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the wrath of God." (Rev. 15:1)
These are the wave sheaf, aren't they? In other words the name of God is the Sabbath isn't it? Sure it is. Let's turn the tape to the other side so that we don't run out.
...... . Now remember, the 144,000 - Branches, are guests. So in other words what is the number of his name? And if the Beast has a name that he is gonna give his bride, the world, then Christ must also have a name his bride is going to receive. So we feel that it's the wave sheaf here in heaven Chapter 15 that has the number of God's name. Because they escape the number of the beast. That's what the names all about isn't it?
On Pentecost 31 A.D. wasn't the wave sheaf inaugurated into their mediatorial kingdom with Christ? Wasn't that the bride - generally speaking? And is it not gonna be repeated? Now notice:
"And they sing a song of Moses the servant [serving] God in the Song of the Lamb." (Rev. 15:3a)
Let's get back to that rest now. OK? Chapter 15 of Revelation. The wave sheaf are gonna have to learn this song aren't they? Their gonna have to learn inspiration, and they their gonna have to learn how to pray and sing it to people who can understand it. But in the days of the voice of the 7th angel the mystery that was declared about the mystery of God shall be finished. Now notice. Let's look over here at Revelation 10 again and see how this angel comes down to earth. He's got a rainbow upon his head right? His face was as it were the sun. Right? This is nature. This is beautiful. And you know those seven thunders? In the judgment of the living we have voices, thunders and lightnings. It goes backwards. We have a review of something. In other words hindsight is always better then foresight. Right? Remember when the judgment of the dead started we had voices, thunders and lightning's. Now in the day of John the Baptist we can say that he spoke - he revealed the truth as lightning. And Christ in thunder tones, the second angel, gave the message of power. And the voices was with all the saved and redeemed that was preaching this gospel. This was like destruction to the wicked who had not the seal wasn't it?
In the days of Noah, Noah revealed lightning's in the light of God. And the thunder came and woke up the wicked multitude. And when the rain came from heaven, though Noah had spoken for 120 years; that did no good. But that rain spoke louder then anything to those antidiluvian's. And the rain told them that they were lost and the door was shut.
In the days of John, John revealed the lightning's and they saw that so when the thunders, Christ came, they entered into that rest didn't they? As the Bible say's and in that day I will make a door and a hiding place in the tempest of the storm. So these are things to think about. It's God's way of revealing his spiritual means of very essential truth's for us today.
Now, let's take a look at this. This is a revelation. Chapter 10's revelation. Angel comes down and seven thunders uttered their voices. And if the thunder represents the 2nd angel's message which is Christ. We have the Father revealed, the Son revealed, and the Holy Spirit revealed ...... in judgment. And that means that there must be seven times when Christ has been revealed from the foundation of the world. And also, that in the last day's of unbelief, there must again be a fulfillment of seven distinct revelations. In other words, we have the messages of William Miller till the seventh angel's message. So if the seven thunders contain the messages from William Miller, the first angel, all the way down to the present truth message of the seventh angel. But this message also contains the revelation of the investigative judicial judgment of the living. Let's take a look now.
We know that under the sixth trumpet which revealed the executive judgment, God avenged the people. Doesn't it? That chapter 10 is also contained in the sixth trumpet. We know that Branches, don't we? So, seeing that Chapter 10 is a revelation of what is to also take place during the seventh seal. See the seventh seal? Because no executive judgment is taking place for the living today. Then, what we need to do is we need to go back and look at the prophecy. We as wave sheaf must sing the Song of Moses, and the Song of the Lamb. We must understand God's great way of salvation for his people today.
So let's look at Deuteronomy Chapter 32. Deuteronomy Chapter 32 - and let's see what message God has for us here. When it tells us:
"Give ear, oh ye heavens and I will speak [verse one]. And hear oh earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass." (Deut. 32:1)
Now Branches, when God speaks today the rain comes. But God has placed his rainbow in the heavens right? It's a sign that, well, rain is coming, but God will not destroy us with that rain. But, what is going to destroy us is that when we reject that rain, that refreshing - that rest the rain brings - then the fire is going to destroy us.
Ascribe ye greatness to our God. He is the rock. His word is perfect. All his ways are a judgment. A God of truth and without iniquity. Just and right is He. Isn't that beautiful? Now notice. They have corrupted themselves. Listen to the testimony. Those Branches have corrupted themselves. Their spot is not the spot of his children. There are those, who in the Branch movement, who are not God's children. They're a perverse and crooked generation.
"Do ye thus requite the Lord, Oh foolish people and unwise?" (Deut.32:6a)
Remember what Paul said about those who would not enter into rest?
"Is not he thy father that hath bought thee? Has he not made thee and established thee? Remember the day's of old. Consider the years of many generations. Ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set bounds, the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel." (Deut. 32:6b-8)
The subject here deals with the 144,000 or the twelve tribes of Israel. But now notice:
"For the Lord's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance." (Deut. 32:9)
Jacob is the one who knew he was a sinner, but he kept striving to find grace in the sight of God. Never once did he ever stand in his own righteousness. Now verse three:
"Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God." (Deut. 32:3)
What is a true Branch Davadian today? He's gonna publish the name of the Lord. What is the name of the Lord? It's a new name like Elohim. It's the Sabbath, Shabbat - Shabbat. And how do you enter into rest? We've got to learn to tell the truth.
Now let's take a look. And I want the Branches to read all of Chapter 32. But to take special notice just to make a point. Remember Revelation 10 what the angel does? The angel lifts his hands toward heaven didn't he? And he swore by his father and swore by his mother who had created all these things that there should be time no longer. But now God's voice speaks to his own. And God says in verse 40:
"For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever." (Deut. 32:40)
That's the prophecy, isn't it?
"If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment." (Deut. 32:41a)
God is warning you Branches, especially the unfaithful and stiff-necked ones.
"I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me." (Deut. 32:41b)
Now remember, Paul says the word of God is a secret into the discernment of the heart. If we say that we love God and do not follow hungry with all the present truth then we are liars. We don't really love God. We think that we have already got it made with God and we don't have to investigate. Or we can listen to someone who may have the character of God's servant but speak lies against the truth.
"If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh: and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives. From the beginning of revenges upon the enemy." (Deut.32:41-41)
Remember, Revelation Chapter 10 is the door of entering the sixth trumpet; which means that there have been five trumpets already sounded. And the trumpets reveals God's executive judgments. So here we see that Deuteronomy Chapter 32 is the prophecy, one of the prophecies Revelation Chapter 10 reveals in it's latter day application. In other words, modern Israel today is just about ready to be judged executively. And if those who have rejected these four-fold message are going to have another chance - another chance Branches. God's will is that none should perish but all should come to the knowledge of truth.
So let's take a look. Why would God approve such a terrible scary message ......? ...... . Cause remember that it's the seventh seal that reveals this. The seventh seal - the mystery that the seventh angel's message brings and reveals the executive judgment. First reveals thru the word of God, just like John revealed the destruction of the wicked in his day of warning. And they said, "John," "what must we do?" And John says to the world - Repent! Be baptized. And they were baptized of John. And they by faith entered into the waters showing in that they were determined to...... as many of you are. And because of God's extended mercy they were given a chance to be saved.
Let's review now. We learned that the Sabbath is the image of God's rest. In other words, the Sabbath is the ...... that God creates the way of salvation. It's the plan of salvation. And that no man by his own works can be righteous. The Bible says that a righteous man falls seven times. And those who came under the first angel's message fell. And the second angel's message fell. And the third angel's message. They've all fallen in the surety of the word of God. So in the fourth, and the fifth, and the sixth, and even in the seventh angel's message - we're like fish out of water out water ...... . But the Bible shows in the Psalms that when the Lord ...... that we have no strength. Then you have salvation. And the ...... shines toward Zion. You see, in Brother Houteff's pictures, he showed in all of his charts that the arc has four windows. Four windows. Have you ever wondered why? You know the Bible teaches that there is only one window in the arc. But this is for an object lesson. You see, those four windows represents four prophetic messages to reveal the Father, Son and The Holy Spirit. The first, second and third angels' message revealed the truth of the Father, Son and The Holy Spirit. The arc had three level which deals with the Father, Son and The Holy Spirit. And those four windows ...... . These messages reveal those windows - here's only four ways you can look into it, thru Ellen G. White, thru Brother Houteff, thru Brother Roden, and thru Sister Roden. And it seemed that everyone who rejected those messages ...... maybe not by word of mouth, but by actions. You see, if you're in the fourth angel's message ...... and you ...... the light in her name then you reject them both. You've got to come up to all the standard of truth. And the seventh angel's message says rest. But you see we of ourselves cannot do it. Many of the people, for instance, like in California - people that have a fairly good - good people ...... . Why there's a woman in California right now that will accept anybody ...... and the Lord rebuked. The Lord rebuked this woman because she by all means she's listening to filthy stories that George Roden is writing. It was a shame for a man to even speak ...... . Brother Houteff, Brother Roden, Sister White and Sister Roden. They would never attack someone's character. They would never try to darken someone's character in light of the truth. There's no need too. So why should many of these gossiping women and these women who love to ...... that they themselves are the greatest under condemnation. Why is it that they only listen to George, when they know that George has never gone along with his father, had never gone along with his mother? And at the present time - at the present time his so called protecting Mt. Carmel with a machine gun? Is that the ways of Christ? Is that the ways of righteousness? God will have to be the judge. It's sad to say that's also the closing of the probation of the wave sheaf. Remember the wave sheaf is supposed to judge themselves. And lets ...... testimony into ...... into a determination how do they judge themselves? They'll continue their ... until, alas, they'll keep ...... until the Lord rises up to the mediatorial kingdom and finds them. And they find themselves unprepared for the worst. It's gonna be a sad day Branches. A very sad day.
"For the great day of his wrath is come and who shall be able to stand?" (Rev. 6:17)
These four angels are the same angels who at the Passover: hour, day, month, and year; when the trumpet sounds, they will go forth and slay all those who should have been wave sheaf first. And yet they failed because they stumbled at the last mile. They stumbled and fell on the stumbling stone. They did not realize that Christ had before time issued seven prophetic messages to come in a time of grace in the hearts of many, that many could be made righteous through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ, the righteous Branch. ...... that they would be born into an inheritance uncorruptible. Who can stand? Is the message that each one should cry. Who can stand before the judgment throne of God? ...... .
Branches, the seventh seal is the punishments of the wicked. But according to the rest of the world, the first truth .......... . But people wouldn't receive it anymore. But for those who will ....... Sister White the third, or Brother Houteff the fourth, or Brother Roden the fifth and the sixth, ...... and the seventh angel's message. Those who fail to judge themselves of these same messages .......... . Their punishment is gonna be worse then the people who refused to see - then all the punishments of all those who have ever rejected God's truth since the foundation of the world. In other words, for those who rejected William Miller, would not they deserve also to be drowned? Like those who rejected Noah? Did they not deserve that? And those rejected those other angels did they not deserve to be destroyed like Moses destroyed those ...... . You'll find in the charts that each chart teaches the executive judgments of trumpets. You'll find also they teach the executive judgments of ...... . All those messages that came in truth through the prophets to the world, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
This is a mini study to try to encourage you to ....... . Why should the Branches have to have it laid out in detail? Why should they be.... out the serpents head? Why should they not listen and understand that the present truth is what saves. ................. but you see:
"In the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound the mystery of God shall be finished as he declared to his servants the prophets." (Rev. 10:7)
...... the little book of Daniel being opened. And in the book of Daniel we find that the altar is being measured and the temple also. There were ....... . It was just like Christ ...... in years. Christ walked on the face of the earth. And the Old Testament of Moses and the prophets who prophesied, that said he'd walk. But nobody knew that Christ was fulfilling prophecy. Just like today. This is 1985. And ...... is almost 30 years old. And then he started his ministry. He started his ministry to seal 144,000. But sad to say that many Branches would not take part in that truth. Because the Branches wouldn't have forsaken the truth if they had known the truth for themselves of the wrath of God......... . So therefore you late day Branches - seek God, seeking ...... . Seek wisdom. Ask the Lord. Prove all things. Hold fast that which is good. Remember the ...... . That ye would be wise in the last days and not reject such a clear ...... of salvation ...... as which has been given to you as of this day. My blessing in the Lord. I'm praying for you all. And we hope ....... you all. And remember ...... . Remember what ...... disputed over the body of Moses ...... . ...he simply said. "The Lord rebuke thee."
For tapes for the seventh angels messages given in October......... . For those Branches whose eyes have been enlightened in a new way, who realize that they have sinned against God and that their sins are unforgiven and they're still in their ...... . They can now write P.O. box ... Waco, Texas 106705. Because God is truly a merciful and unique God. And his ways are past finding out. So those of you who would like to have these tapes and also receive all these ...... tapes, write in and we'll be more them happy to send all that you desire. The blessing of the Branch . The Lord bless you. Amen.