Judge What I Say

February 4, 1985

Transcription by David Bunds

It's the second day, fourth month, nineteen-eighty-five. The purpose of this study this morning is for those Branches and Davidians and Adventists who, having the chance of hearing the seventh angel's message, neglected their opportunity. We're going to make a tape, a summary, a starter tape, so we can have a foundation laid to understand what the seventh angel's message teaches.

The book of Revelation contains all the books of the bible. All the books of the bible meet and end there. This is what we have learned over the years. Now what we want to understand at this proper time is why in 1983 there was so much turmoil, prior to atonement, and the past six months afterwards, and why all the things are taking place at Mt. Carmel the way they are. Well, from this point of view, what took place was a message came and it opened up to us Revelation, chapter 10. In Revelation chapter 10, the message came about the seven thunders. 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 servants the prophets." Rev. 10:7.

Now by Brother V. T. Houteff, the mystery, Brother Houteff says, is the gospel. The gospel of this generation is what's to be finished or to be completely understood before the time that the seventh angel sounds. But now notice this: "But in the days of the voice," the angel first speaks. Now, this is not all the subject matter that is contained in chapter 10. What we have to understand about chapter 10 is that the angel comes down clothed in a cloud and a rainbow upon his head. Brother Houteff told us it was the latter rain angel. But now also notice this:

"And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and {his} left {foot} on the earth, And cried with a loud voice, as {when} a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices." Rev. 10:2-3.

But now remember, Branches that verse 3 tells us that the lion roared. But the angel cried with a loud voice as when a lion roareth. Now we know that lions don't cry, but eagles do. Lions roar. And the only symbol of the bible that we have showing that a lion and an eagle [is] combined together, is that in the symbol used for Nebuchadnezzar, or the kingdom of Babylon.

So this angel comes down and the angel cries and roars, in the Revelation here, to reveal something about Babylon, the mystery of Babylon. But this mystery is a complete mystery until the angel reveals it.

"And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices," Rev. 10:4a.

This is what we want to deal with, the seven thunders.

"...I was about to write:" Ibid.

But as we know that a voice from heaven says:

"Seal up those things...and write them not." Ibid.

In other words, do not reveal them. But chapter 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 servants the prophets." Rev. 10:7.

Now we know, for instance, that when Jesus came into Jerusa- lem, Yerushaliyim, as the Jewish people say, he came in and the people all, according to scripture, according to prophecy, they all put down palms in front of him and said, "Hosanna to the king." And Jesus expounded and he says in John, I believe it's chapter 12, let's see, let me look over here. Okay, yes, John 12, verse 23:

"And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." John 12:23-24.

Then Jesus expounded and he tells them:

"He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me;" John 12:25-26a.

In other words, follow my example, follow how I have lived.

"And where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will {my} Father honour." John 12:26.

Then Jesus says, in verse 27:

"Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name." John 12:27-28a.

So now we want to understand why Jesus is saying this. Jesus explains that how that a corn of wheat has to first be sown. And if it be sown, it will bring forth much fruit, that's what the mission of Christ's life is all about, dying unto self, but not just in death, physical death, but in everything he did, he died to self, so that he could bring forth much fruit. He could serve others and bring their characters and their standards up. And in verse 26, he says:

"If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will {my} Father honour." John 12:26.

Then Jesus explained it in his own infirmities:

"Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour:" John 12:27a.

You remember how that in Miller's message, the message to the church of Philadelphia, it says, "And I will save thee from the hour of temptation which shall come upon all the world." The specific hour of temptation, the Lord says, to that church that had brotherly love, that he would save them from that hour, and we know that's yet to be fulfilled, isn't it? But now notice, the Lord says:

"...save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour." John 12:27b.

Christ came to bear this hour of temptation in man's behalf. And this was a part of the gospel. [The] man, Christ was to take away the guilt of the world by taking the guilt of sin upon him- self, being punished in the flesh for this guilt of sinful flesh and then receiving life by the promise of the Father and the Holy Spirit, being raised again, incorruptible and then being given the power to give back to man life which man had so long in his tres- passes forfeited. But now watch.

"Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven..." John 12:28a.

Now we want to read this scripture very carefully Branches. Verse 28 again, "Glorify thy name." Ellen G. White tells us that the name of God is contained in the fourth commandment. Well, what is that name? Sabbath. Now remember the sabbath is a memorial of creation. Those who worship the sabbath, worship the God of creation. In other words, the whole testimony of the bible is that "thus saith the Lord." God said something. And when God said it, those who would see what God spoke, it was good. In other words, everything that God spoke in the days of creation was good, wasn't it? We need to open our eyes. It was good. That's our whole hope of salvation, is receiving that first dominion, the first kingdom. But because of man and his evil works, God's word has been twisted up, muddled, it's been blackened. And the effects of that has been seen in the world, hasn't it? But now notice. When God created everything by the spoken word, God created the sabbath as a memorial, and we were to rest in that word, weren't we? In other words, the sabbath is a memorial of all things that God created, and to enter into God's rest is to believe in his word, and his word is also made manifest by his name. Now notice:

"Father, glorify thy name." John 12:28a.

Now notice. Let's repeat. Jesus says that he came to the world to a certain hour. But then remember, the Philadelphian message says that God's going to save a certain people out of the hour of temptation. And Jesus says, verse 27:

"Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour:" John 12:27a.

That was his desire in the flesh, but as the Spirit uttered:

"But for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name." John 12:27b-28a.

Because the Lord was fixing to enter into rest, wasn't he? Sister White says Jesus couldn't see past the cross, but he rested in God's word, didn't he? He rested in the promises of God through the writings of the prophets didn't he? Now notice:

"Then came there a voice from heaven, {saying}, I have both glorified {it}, (That's the name of God, I have glorified it.) and will glorify {it} again." John 12:28.

You'll notice Branches how all through the gospels as Paul and James and Peter and all the different apostles, they write down the record of Christ's second coming, excuse me, of his first coming, that it always consistently says, "thus was fulfilled, thus was fulfilled, thus was fulfilled." The whole testimony of the prophets is that while Christ was on earth he was fulfilling the prophecies. And God had glorified his name by fulfilling the prophecies, and here again, according to prophecy, Christ came into Jerusalem, they could not lay hands upon him. Remember Jesus said, kept saying over and over, "my hour is not yet come, my hour is not yet come." Well, he trusted wholly in prophecy, didn't he, the fulfillment of prophecies. And the Father says from heaven, in verse 28, "And I will glorify it again." You see here was God's word, his promise walking upon the earth, prophecy was being fulfilled. The peace that God had sworn from the fathers was on earth fulfilling all the words that God had spoken, and God knew even [in] the prophecies they would forsake him. God knew they would crucify him. And again God was going to allow his Son to be put to death according to scripture. And his word was going to again be glorified because Christ was going to resurrect from the dead and give people another chance. We can't understand fully at the present time God's wonderful mercy and grace, especially to us. It's a good news, it's a gospel.

"The people therefore, that stood by, (verse 29) and heard {it}, said that it thundered: (Now notice, it thundered.) others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all {men} unto me. (verse 33) This he said, signifying what death he should die." John 12:29-33

Now, prophecy was being fulfilled Branches. Look over here. Jesus says in verse 36:

"While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. (Now notice verse 37.) But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with {their} eyes, nor understand with {their} heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him." John 12:36-41.

Now listen. The prophecy, God's word, had stated that Israel would be blinded except those whom the Lord should call. And you cannot defeat prophecy, can you? Remember the voice came from heaven, and to some it sounded like thunder, and to another group they said, well, point blank, "an angel speaks to him." Now notice:

"Nevertheless among the chief rulers (Verse 42, or the leaders.) also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess (Christ) {him}, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me." John 12:42-44.

Now Branches, we now at least have learned that the thunder represents the voice of God, doesn't it? Right? To some it sounds like a thunder, but to others it's the voice of God. It's as an angel speaking. And we learned that Jesus spake and laid down the conditions of discipleship. That's what John reads to me. So very easily, once we have that key of interpretation, let's turn back over to Revelation chapter 10 and let's look a little closer at this message.

Now we want to lay a foundation. The [angel of] chapter 10 of Revelation is a latter rain angel. But remember, remember Branches that it's revealed during the time of the sixth trumpet. The sixth trumpet. Now the sixth trumpet which is contained in Revelation 9:15 releases, releases the four angels that are bound in the great river Euphrates. In other words, these are four messages which have been bound in confusion. People haven't properly understood their full significance. And they're released at an hour, day, a month, and a year. Now we want to interject something here which we teach was given to us through inspiration. Remember that Christ died at a specific hour. And it was a specific day. And it was a specific month. And it was a specific year according to time prophecy. In other words the hour was he died at three in the afternoon. The day was the sixteenth day of the first month, passover. And the year was 31 A.D., the end of the sixty-nine weeks or, excuse me, the midst of the seventieth week of Daniel's prophecies. Now that's what happened in the harvest that was in 31 A.D. But now remember that the sixth trumpet is not revealed until the seventh seal. Now the seventh seal comes to save people. It's a seal, isn't it? It comes not to destroy, but to reveal to people the executive judgements that took place to ancient people and to reveal the executive judgement that's going to take place to those who under the sixth seal reject that truth.

So let's look at the sixth seal which is for our day and find out what's going to happen. We know that all the loftiness of man is going to be brought down, all those who are proud and high minded and those who think they're something when they're nothing are going to be brought low. But the point we want to look at is we want to look over here in chapter seven, which also is a part of the sixth seal.

"And after these things (John says) I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth." Rev. 7:1a.

These are the mysteries, these four angels here.

"...holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree." Rev. 7:1b.

Now inspiration revealed through the seventh angel's message that seeing that 144,000 have not been sealed yet, and seeing that there must be four prophetic messages holding the strife from the world against the church, we have to look today for a present interpretation of who these four angels are. Now we know that all the messages from Enoch all the way down to our day...well, let me back up. From Enoch all the way down to 1844, the judgement of the dead, all those messages are contained in Ellen G. White. Ellen G. White brought us the modern Israel of the day. Israel, sabbath keeping people. That's the third angel's message. Now seeing that the sabbath is still present truth, still present truth, and that the world is held accountable for knowing this true sabbath, Saturday, that is one of the angels. But there is also another angel that joined the third angel that is important for the people to know about today, and that was Victor Houteff. His message was about the New Jerusalem. And then we had another message about the Branch name, the Branch He. That's the other angel. But then to our surprise we have a sixth angel, Lois I. Roden, who brought us the Branch She message, who started revealing the mystery of Christ, the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Now these four angels Branches, use your senses, common sense, are the main four prophetic messages which the world is held responsible for today of knowing. Now remember, this is a revelation. And these messages hold, or keep the persecution of the world away from the church. And we also know something else, that another angel is ascending from the east. [The] east represents the old country but it also represents dry wind. Now notice, this angel comes and tells the four angels, "Do not hurt the wicked until we have sealed." So right there people have always wanted to know when the 144,000 were going to be sealed. They've always...now wait a minute...Sister White was the first one who saw the vision of the 144,000. Her first vision was of the 144,000, so we know one of those four angels is Ellen White. Brother Houteff came teaching he was to seal them. And Brother Roden the same, and Sister Roden point blank says that her message is mainly for wave sheaf. So here's another point. Wave sheaf is barley. We also know that Sister White, Brother Houteff, Brother Roden, Sister Roden, they never gathered the 144,000 to seal them. They've been gathering barley. Now, how do we know this? Remember, according to Ezekiel four, six grains, from Luther all the way to Ellen White, were to be combined into what? One barley cake. In other words, barley...Ellen G. White said that when all those who died under the third angel's message would be resurrected in the special resurrection. So the third angel's message gathered barley. And Victor Houteff came in Leviticus declaring to be the Vanguard, the first of the first fruits. So that right there, everyone who joined the Shepherd's Rod became what? Not 144,000, they became wave sheaf, Vanguard.

Then Brother Roden came declaring that all those who joined the Branch He message become what? Wave sheaf. And then Sister Roden comes along and point blank and teaches her message is to gather wave sheaf. So here we have four angels holding the winds, that the winds should not blow until the servants of God, the 144,000, the antitypical disciples of the day, are going to be sealed. So now it's not until the angel ascends from the east, which would be the seventh angel. Let me repeat now, Sister White's the third, Brother Houteff is the fourth, Brother Roden is the fifth, Sister Roden is the sixth, and the angel ascending from the east is the seventh angel, the seventh angel saying, "Hurt not till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads with the seal of the living God." Who's the living God? The sabbath seal, the sabbath seal. Now the question is, we have been taught the Branches may say, that Brother Houteff was the seal with the New Jerusalem and Brother Roden sealed with the Kingdom seal but now someone here now is teaching that they don't have these seals and [that is] true. Let's see what the bible says. We turn to Revelation, chapter 14, where again this same subject is being brought to view. Chapter 14 says:

"And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty {and} four thousand," Rev. 14:1a.

Now where are they standing? They're standing on Mount Zion. That's the place that the 120 received Pentecost. And if they are standing there it means they have already been gathered. Now let's look back at the type. There was no persecution to the Christian church in the days of Christ until Christ was crucified. And when Christ was crucified, the wave sheaf were brought forth, weren't they? You bet they were. And it wasn't until the wave sheaf were brought forth that persecution started taking place to the church. So in other words, the four angels in Revelation chapter seven, are four prophetic messages in which deal specifically with wave sheaf. Those who joined those messages are to be the wave sheaf for the living. And they're the ones who receive the three-fold seal which contains four angels. Now let me repeat this now. We want to understand specifically what we are teaching. There are four angel's messages. But we know there's only three seals. Correct? But let's take a look again. Remember, Revelation 10 tells us not until the days of the voice of the seventh angel is this mystery to be finished. The mystery is that mystery of the seven thunders. We've learned through the book of John that when God speaks it's as the voice of a thunder. And the people said well, it's the voice of an angel. In other words they're angel's messages. But now notice also, we learned that during Revelation 10, there are four angels during executive judgement, they are to slay the third part of men and they are prepared at an hour, day, month and a year. They're bound in the great river Euphrates, they're bound up in confusion in other words. But we find in Revelation, chapter seven, who these angels are. Remember, during the sixth seal the 144,000 are to be sealed. But before they're sealed there has to be four prophetic messages which have power to destroy. In other words, they have come and they have been rejected by the majority. But even though these four messages, Ellen White, Victor Houteff, Brother Roden and Sister Roden, are ready to destroy their adversaries, another message of mercy, the seventh angel, ascends from the east saying, "hurt not." Brother Houteff in the first interpretation was the angel ascending from the east, being the fourth angel. But remember, he tells us in the Latest News for Mother, in the "last Davidian period" something is going to take place. If there's a last Davidian period there must be a first Davidian period. But now let's continue.

Remember, chapter 10 tells us in the days of the voice of the seventh angel the mystery of the seven thunders should be finished. Now chapter seven, which is to be fulfilled in the sixth seal, the time when all those who are proud are going to be brought low, tells us there are four angels at the present time [who] have power to hurt the earth and the sea and the trees. These messages, which the whole world is accountable for today, are contained in Ellen G. White the third angel, Victor Houteff the fourth, Brother Roden the fifth, and Sister Roden the sixth. But even though we have all fallen short of the glory of God, the seventh angel comes, ascends from the east, and tells the four angels, "do not hurt the wicked who are wave sheaf candidates until we have sealed the 144,000." This angel who ascends from the east has the seal of the living God. Now what's the seal of the living God? Well, let's take a look over at Revelation 10 again. Revelation 10 tells us that:

"The angel...lifts up his hand to heaven, and (verse 6) 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.

In other words, the same angels in chapter 7 who have power to hurt the earth and the sea and all that therein is, these angels are the ones who are being told not to hurt, because this angel lifts up his hand and says, swares by the living God or the God who created all these things, the God of sabbath, not to hurt until the seventh angel, who is to reveal the mystery of the seven thunders, seals the 144,000. Isn't that simple, Branches? But now remember, let's turn back again. We need to review this over and over again. The sixth seal, we are still in. The 144,000, we are just about ready to enter into that period. But now remember, Brother Roden called himself the king of Babylon, didn't he? Now if you look up on the trumpet chart, you'll find that Brother Roden under the fifth trumpet, his message being about Christ, and Christ's period of time being revealed by the fifth trumpet, you'll find that there the river Euphrates goes. And you'll find out that it's during the sixth trumpet that the four angels are bound in the great river Euphrates, you see? Now if we compare Brother Roden's message, the fifth angel, with the fifth trumpet, we'll find that Brother Roden revealed to us the key and the glorious star containing Christ's new name. You see the star there on the trumpet chart? Also Sister Roden, the sixth angel, within her message, sometime during her message, the seventh angel is to join her message, the sixth angel, just like the fourth angel joined the third angel, is to bring power and glory by revealing the mystery of these four angels that are bound in the great river Euphrates. You see those angels there? Because Sister White thought she was going to seal the 144,000. That was confusing wasn't it? Brother Houteff thought he was going to seal them. Brother Roden thought he was. Sister Roden thought she was. But now everything is to be made plain.

Now notice. The seventh seal tells us that when the seventh seal opened, there's silence in heaven. Christ comes down to earth. And Christ comes down to execute Ezekiel nine. But look how it's done. There's a revelation of all the executive judge- ments from the foundation of the world. Verse 5:

"And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast {it} into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake." Rev. 8:5.

Earthquake represents a resurrection. Now look, when these messages come in the judgement of the living, under the seventh angel's message, there is a repeat of them, a review of Sister Roden's message, the third, Brother Roden's, the fifth, and Brother Houteff's, the first angel. Remember now, we are reviewing the judgement of the living. Now when we get to the sixth trumpet, we have to do this because of time, we want to realize that those who have rejected Sister White, Brother Houteff, Brother Roden and Sister Roden, that when the time that the sixth angel sounds, these four messages are going to be made very plain and they're going to be loosed at an hour, day, month and a year to slay all those who have rejected the seven thunders. Now the question [is], what are the seven thunders? Well, let's take a look.

"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished." Rev. 10:7a.

We learned in the book of John that the thunder is the voice of God. And it glorifies the name of God, and the [name of] God is the Sabbath, and Paul says we should enter into the rest of God by believing all the word of the prophets. Revelation chapter 14, remember the 144,000 have been sealed, which means, listen now, which means that they have been gathered. Now the 144,000 will not be gathered until the wave sheaf are made manifest, just like in the type. So when those who've rejected the four fold messages of Sister White, Brother Houteff, Brother Roden and Sister Roden, and have not received the seventh angel's message, they'll be slaugh- tered because they rejected so great a salvation. But the ones who do overcome, they'll be the ones who'll be glorified as wave sheaf from Sister White, Brother Houteff, Brother Roden and Sister Roden, and they will gather the 144,000 and take them to Mount Zion, so then we find in chapter 14 that the 144,000 are on Mount Zion and how many seals do they have? They have one seal. Just listen Branches, what does the bible say?

"...having his Father's name written in their foreheads." Rev. 14:1b

One seal, the sabbath. Sister White says we're going to teach the sabbath more fully. Now, let me explain more about Revelation seven. The angel who ascends from the east comes and tells the four angels, "hurt not" because, listen, the people of the day have rejected Sister White's message. They've not been health reform- ers, they've not been dress reformers. They've rejected Brother Houteff's message. They do not believe specifically in inspira- tion. They rejected Brother Roden's message. They don't keep the feasts like they should and they rejected Sister Roden's message. They don't really subject themselves to the authority of the third angel's message, or the final phase of the third angel's message, because the Holy Spirit's message has not brought power and glory to the truth, because the people would not follow along in sincerity and in zeal. So the angel says, "but don't destroy these wicked people, hurt them not, until we have sealed the 144,000" and of those who want to be saved let them renounce their sin, and confess their faults, come together in unity and we will altogether seal the 144,000, and then after that those unfaithful wave sheaf will be done away with. But now let's ask ourselves, if the 144,000 did not receive the three fold seal, God, New Jerusalem and a glorious star containing Christ's new name, then who received it? Remember it was the Philadelphian message, it says if they overcome, if they overcome they would get the name of God, the name of the New Jerusalem and a glorious star containing Christ's new name, if they would overcome. And in order for the church of Philadelphia to overcome they had to join the third angel's message. So let's look here in Revelation 14:

"And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters," Rev. 14:2a.

Now remember let's look at Pentecost in 31 A.D. Let's look at the type so we can understand the antitype. The 120 were in the upper room. They had already been gathered by the wave sheaf, right? The 144,000 here in chapter 14 are on Mount Zion, which means they've also already been gathered by the wave sheaf.

"And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder:" Rev. 14:2a.

Here we have again the voice of a great thunder. God's voice is speaking.

"...and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:" Rev. 14:2.

Who are these harpers? That's the question.

"And they sung as it were a new song before the throne," Rev. 14:3a.

It's not a new song, but as it were a new song. And the 144,000, they're learning this song Branches. Listen:

"...and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred {and} forty {and} four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth." Rev. 14:3b.

Now, when you look over here in verse 6:

"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel..." Rev. 14:6a.

Right there. The thunder is the voice of God. This voice which comes from heaven, a great thunder and I heard the voice of harpers, this voice is being revealed as the first angel, the second angel, the third angel, the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh angel's messages contained in Revelation 14. These messages are the seven thunders and the only ones who have been sealed by these messages are wave sheaf. Sister White tells us that all of Revelation 14 is to be understood in all of it's bearing. Did you hear that? All of it's bearings. Now notice.

The only loud cry message contained in Revelation 14 is contained in Revelation 14:18. And we as Branches believe that that was Lois I. Roden's message. And that message cries to Revelation 14:17, which is the seventh angel's message, [and] tells it to reap the grapes. Now we know that the church according to Isaiah's prophecies in the time when Isaiah 6 reveals the seraphim is considered a vineyard. And we know that Ezekiel 9 is executed in the vineyard, the church first, not the world. So all of Revelation 14 reveals itself specifically to the church first, and the only ones who know all the mystery of the book of Revelation are wave sheaf, wave sheaf. How do we know this? Now notice, chapter 15:

"And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God." Rev. 15:1.

Now remember again, the plagues first are given spiritually to the church and then literally to the world. Brother Houteff says that what happens to the church is going to be a prototype of what's going to happen to the world. Notice verse 2:

"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast," Rev. 15:2a.

Now notice Branches, Revelation 14 reveals that the 144,000 are on Mount Zion and they're hearing a voice from heaven. Remember it's Pentecost for the 144,000 and this voice, a great thunder, is teaching them the seven angel's messages in their fullness. And there are harpers harping which are teaching this song. Now notice. Chapter 15 tells us who these harpers are.

"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: (That's the Most Holy Place.) and them that had gotten the victory over the beast," Rev. 15:2a

They got it over the world, the beast, the beast represents the earthly governments.

"And over his image," Ibid.

They don't mix Christianity with worldliness.

"And over his mark," Ibid.

Instead of receiving the mark of Satan, the mark of the world, the false 666, the false three-fold seal, they received God's three fold seal, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious star containing Christ's new name, which Isaiah six reveals.

"{And} over the number of his name," Ibid.

Now listen there, there's a fourth one. These, in heaven at the time the 144,000 are on earth, they have the number, not of the beast's name, but they have the number of the Lord's name. They are the bride. They're the wave sheaf. Don't you see how simple that is Branches? They're the wave sheaf.

"And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb." Rev. 15:3a.

So it's very plain. Only those who join the third angel's message, who died when Sister White was alive, will be resurrected as wave sheaf. But when Brother Houteff came in 1930, he came to seal with the sabbath seal. In other words, those who joined Victor Houteff overcame their studies, they graduated and became Davidians and they had the sabbath seal as wave sheaf, not as 144,000. And they were introduced the kingdom seal. Now we know that the kingdom message didn't even come until the later forties, excuse me, the mid-forties. So we have to realize that Brother Houteff did not at first bring the kingdom seal. But now let me repeat. Those who were Adventists, who joined the Shepherd's Rod, became true sabbath keepers and they received the sabbath seal. The others have not. But they became students of the New Jerusalem seal. And not until Brother Roden came and they joined the Branch message did they get the kingdom seal. So they had two seals. God, the sabbath, and the kingdom seal. But now they were students to learn about the Branch seal. Now, not until they joined Sister Roden's message did they get the Branch-He seal. You see how that works? You cannot have a seal until you graduate. Jesus says he that overcometh, and how do you overcome? You overcome your sins by joining or receiving an additional portion of grace to save you from your sins, because we've all fallen short and come short of the glory of God. Now, in order to get the completeness of the God...in order to get the fullness of the Godhead bodily, the Branch-He and Branch-She, which they both are one, you have to overcome. And in order to overcome you have to see and acknowledge the seventh angel's message because you see, when the seventh angel comes, the angel of Revelation 10, there's quite a bit of symbolism contained here. He lifts his hand towards heaven and swares by him that liveth forever and ever. Well, what does that mean? Well, very simple. Now notice.

Remember Revelation is a revelation. But we want to know about the prophecies. In other words, the seventh angel's message is given the ability to teach through all the prophecies relating to the book of Revelation. And that being the case, we want to find out what this is about the seventh angel, and how he is to seal modern Israel. So we look at one of the oldest prophecies, Deuteronomy, chapter 32.

Now in Deuteronomy, chapter 32, God is speaking in chapter 31 about the song and about the law. Remember we learned in the book of John that the prophets had foretold the outcome of what Israel was going to do. And Christ came not to condemn the world because they were sinners, but he came to show the truth to them. But if they would not accept that truth then the truth in the end would judge them because they would try to establish their own righteous- ness and they would lose out, the same as many Branches have done these days. But now notice, Deuteronomy 32 tells us, verse 1:

"Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God." Deu. 32:1-3.

Here we have the Lord revealing in symbolism his truth coming from heaven like as it were rain. In Revelation 10 the angel comes down with a cloud upon his head, which signifies rain, right? Read all of Deuteronomy 32. And then we know this applies to the last days, because modern Israel today is the Seventh-Day Adventist church. But now notice in verse 39:

"See now that I, {even} I, {am} he, and {there is} no god with me: (God says) I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither {is there any} that can deliver out of my hand." Deu. 32:39.

Now notice verse 40:

"For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever." Deu. 32:40.

This is the prophecy. Revelation 10 reveals when it's to be done. And because the seventh angel's message has come, we're now understanding all the prophecies in relation to the Revelation. And we also are to understand that it's now the...we're entering into the time of the sealing of the 144,000. Our work is almost over. But notice verse 41:

"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." Deu. 32:41.

Jesus says that if we love God we will hear his testimony, because it's not from him, it's from God. The same as if we listen to all the seven thunders, all seven angel's messages, then we know we love God. But if we should reject any of those seven thunders, or those seven angel's messages, from Miller to the present messenger, we do not love God. We deceive ourselves and the love of the Father is not in us. Now notice:

"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." Deu. 32:42.

You see now? Listen. The sixth trumpet reveals the last executive judgement to the people in this day who reject the fourfold truth contained in White, Houteff, Roden and Roden, the four angels that our now holding the four winds of the earth. And the Lord says here as far back in Deuteronomy 32, that if we should reject the seventh angel's message, the Lord's going to devour us with the punishments from those...from the beginning of revenges, from the first trumpet all the way to the sixth and seventh trumpet. So Branches how should we neglect such a great salvation.

"Rejoice, O ye nations, {with} his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, {and} to his people." Deu. 32:43.

The kingdom is going to be restored, but many of the Branches don't understand that when a message comes in the name of the Lord we're to take pains to hear the reasons of the message. And is there any reasons that we've laid forth so far that people cannot see? It's so plain.

Brother Houteff had a disappointment, Brother Roden had a disappointment. Sister Roden's also had a disappointment. But now the seventh angel's message, according to Ezekiel, is not to have a disappointment. Now notice:

"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound," Rev. 10:7a.

Remember the voice speaks first. We're to learn that the seven thunders represent seven prophetic messages which deal specifically with the judgement of the dead and the judgement of the living.

The only ones who will evre enter into that sabbath rest will be the ones who have followed faithfully through each one of the angel's messages. William Miller's message was called the everlasting gospel, but the second angel is also a part of that, and so is the third.

Now again, let's back up and review. The sixth seal reveals the time when all those who are proud from the church and all in the world are going to be laid low, for it's the great day of the Lord's wrath. But during the sixth seal, God is going to have four prophetic messages which deal specifically with Israel. In other words, the 144,000 are Israel, the true Israel. And the first thing they have is the sabbath, so therefore the first vision that Ellen G. White received was on the 144,000, and they received the sabbath doctrine. So in order to find out properly who these four angels are, which are holding the four winds of the earth, we have to look to the time when the Sabbath was first given as a great judgement commission. We have to also realize that the 144,000 are to be sealed, so therefore the first angel of these four angels is Ellen White. The next one is Brother Houteff, [then] Brother Roden [and] Sister Roden. In other words the four angels are the fourth fifth...third, fourth, fifth and sixth angels. And then during this time an angel ascends from the east, the seventh angel with the seal of the living God, the sabbath seal, and seals the 144,000. Now, we learn that during this time the seventh seal of Revelation 8 is opening, it's opening. And the seventh seal reveals the executive judgements. Now these judgements and seals also have an application which we don't have the time right now, but they have an application and they apply more specifically to the messages of William Miller all way the down to this message, than they did in their literal application to the world's history, from the time of Noah all the way to our time. But for the present earnestness of time what we'll do is we'll basically glance over this again in review.

Chapter 8, the seventh seal, opens to reveal to us who these four angels are in Revelation chapter 7. But it's a seal. Chapter 8, the seventh seal, is a seal. It comes not to destroy us. The seventh seal comes to tell us "hurt not." It comes to tell the four messages of Sister White, Houteff, Roden [and] Roden not to hurt, but to wait until we have sealed the servants of our God. But it's going to reveal to us the executive judgement that we need. In other words, Brother Houteff says that we need to know the worst of our cases before this great work is going to go forward in power.

So the seventh seal opens and tells us that during the time of the sixth trumpet, the four angels, which have been bound in confusion, from Ellen White, Brother Houteff, Brother Roden and Sister Roden, that these four angels are now going to have power to destroy those who rejected them. Now, but seeing that it wasn't until the seventh seal opened in the judgement of the living, we didn't know this, Revelation 10 is placed after the sixth trumpet and Revelation 10 shows us that each message that has come from William Miller to our time, has come bringing a little additional rain. Now, and also we find out that in the seventh seal we find out that Revelation 10, the angel comes down and has a message about Babylon because the angel cries and roars in verse three. And we find that according to symbolic terms the only symbol tat we have in the bible that relates to a lion that can cry like an eagle is contained in the book of Daniel. Daniel showed that Babylon was a lion with eagle's wings. So there's a message in itself contained in Revelation 10, which the seventh angel has the ability to teach right now, about the mysteries of the book of Daniel which we've never known before as relating to our time. But we're not going to go into that now.

"And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write:" Rev. 10:4a.

John was going to reveal this mystery of the seven angel's messages but he was not allowed to. Only those who came up to the seventh angel's message and receive it wholeheartedly, they would be the ones who'd have all their sins forgiven, all of our great iniquities forgiven, and be saved by the grace and righteousness of Christ, that we may be the heirs of eternal salvation. Because it says in verse 7:

"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel," Rev. 10:7a.

Not in the sixth angel, Lois Roden. Not under the fifth angel, Benjamin Roden. Though all these messages are more true today than ever. In other words, let none of the people in the world think that God has cast away his servant Lois Roden, by all means no! But God is going to judge men after their own hearts. Just like when Solomon took the throne. Those who had done his father ill, David, they came to their just recompense. So it's time for you to fear and judge your own hearts Branches.

Now, chapter 10 of Revelation tells us that the angel, his work, in verse 5, he's to stand upon the sea and upon the earth. And the angel lifts his hand to heaven and swares by the God of sabbath, the God who created all things. The same God that in Revelation, chapter 7, the angels were commanded by the angel ascending from the east to hurt not. Now the angel who is ascending from the east, he eventually comes down. Ascending means he's coming up like the sun. But then finally at a certain time he comes down in Revelation 10. So the seventh angel is teaching us that we were not to know the mystery of the third, fourth, fifth and sixth angel as relating to wave sheaf messages until the days of the voice of the seventh angel. And also that the 144,000 have not been sealed yet. So therefore their probation is not closed, like George Roden teaches. And that they are the ones who though never having really understood or heard these messages, they are faithfully following the third angel as faithfully as they know how to. They're just like the apostles were in the days of John the Baptist and Christ. That's another point we want to bring to view.

This message claims to be a type of John the Baptist. For instance, William Miller, the first angel, was like John the Baptist. He joined all the final phase of the churches to the world to bring power and glory to them by giving them the judgement message. Then Brother Houteff came, the fourth angel, and he was like the first angel. He came and joined the third angel, Ellen White to bring power and glory to the third angel to declare to them the judgement for the church. And then the seventh angel is like the fourth and like the first because it comes and it joins the sixth angel, Lois Roden's message, which is the final phase of the third angel in the judgement of the living and it comes to give power and glory to the third angel's message of Lois I. Roden for the church whereas Brother Houteff came to give power and glory to church, third angel, for the world, but that was not accomplished. But now it has been accomplished because we, the seventh angel, are bringing power and glory, great truth to the third angel or the sixth angel, Lois Roden, so that we can have power and glory to give the message of the ever living God to the church to bring out the 144,000. Isn't that simple?

Now, again we want to look at this. The message contained in Daniel about the 70 years. From Sister White's death, notice now, from Sister White's death, 1915 to 1985 is the fulfillment of these 70 years, 70 years captivity. Also Lois Roden drew a chart about this 70 year period, so many of the Branches need to take from their oil they already have and understand what we're teaching. It's between you and God now.

Now, another thing we want to look at is that we know that the Messiah, the wave sheaf did not start his ministry until he was thirty years old. So the key is this: We know that Brother Roden taught that Uzziah, the king Uzziah was Victor Houteff. In the year that he died, Brother Roden saw in Isaiah 6, Brother Roden saw that the angels had three sets of wings, there was three sealing messages there and that the messages, with two he flew with, Brother Roden's message was the two that was flying at that time and two covered his face which was Sister Roden's message. We didn't see the identity of the feminine seraphim. And two covered his feet. In other words, we want to know who the Lord's feet are according to Zechariah 14. So therefore, if Uzziah represents Victor Houteff then Jotham must represent Brother Roden and Ahaz Sister Roden and then Hezekiah must also represent the seventh angel's message. In other words we're taking from Brother Roden's writings and showing that Victor Houteff was Uzziah, then Jotham would be Brother Roden. Sister Roden would be Ahaz and Vernon Howell, the seventh angel's message, would be Hezekiah. If this is the case we need another proof.

We know that Jotham was 25 years old when he first took the throne. If this is the case, then we have to take from 1930 and add 25 years and we find out that according to the type, 1955 was when Jotham was to take the throne, the year that Uzziah died. So again inspiration makes clear that the types meet antitypes. But then something changes, but we're not going to go into that now. Remember this tape Branches is an introduction. We cannot place almost over a year of studies, wonderful, beautiful studies, into one 30, 45, 50 minute tape. We cannot do that. These are highlights. To where those Branches who will consider how they've fallen and will do the first works may also come back into the bond of the unity of faith and be saved at last. But now notice.

The angel in Revelation 10, when revealing these seven thunders, is going to reveal all the prophecies which meet their antitypes today as contained in the seven angels messages. When the angel lifts his hand to heaven we learned in Deuteronomy 32 that that's just a revelation of what God had promised in the times of Deuteronomy 32. God's prophecy in Deuteronomy 32 meets its latter day fulfillment during the time of the seventh angel's message. But not only that, we know that those who understand Revelation 10 in all of its bearing and Revelation 14, through the seventh angel's message, we know they're going to be the wave sheaf. So we want to look at Isaiah, chapter 26, real quick and find another prophecy as pertaining to this mystery. The 26th chapter of Isaiah you can look up about in TG, number two, 2TG, number five, excuse me, and it talks about the time when God's people are going to possess the land. Verse 2 says:

"Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in." Isa 26:2.

Now that now we know that the 144,000 are going to be the possessors of the kingdom, Mount Zion. Revelation 14 shows they're the ones that stand on Mount Zion. But now notice verse 3:

"Thou wilt keep {him} in perfect peace, {whose} mind {is} stayed {on thee}: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah {is} everlasting strength:" Isa 26:3-4.

We want to remember that, don't we?

"For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, {even} to the ground; he bringeth it {even} to the dust." Isa 26:5.

Now remember the sixth seal shows that all the proud are going to be brought down because the seventh chapter of Revelation reveals that God is going to raise up the 144,000 to be God's true people. And the four angels who are holding the four winds of the earth are four prophetic messages which are allowing the world, not to persecute the church at the present time, until the seventh angel is able to seal the 144,000. Now:

"The foot shall tread it down, {even} the feet of the poor, {and} the steps of the needy." Isa 26:6.

So we want to know where the Lord's feet are don't we? Let's remember when Brother Roden saw the vision of Uzziah, when Uzziah died he saw the judgement of the living, he his saw his message, the investigative. He saw Sister Roden's, the judicial message and he saw the seventh angel which is executive judgement. Brother Roden brought the investigative, Sister Roden brought the judicial and we now bring the executive judgement in a seal, remember, it's a seal. It's a message of truth first, God's great mercy.

"The way of the just {is} uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just. Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee;" Isa. 26:7-8a.

In other words those who hear the seventh angel's message are going to see that God is showing them what they deserve, but yet in God's great mercy it says according to Isaiah 48, but I will not cut thee off for I have refined thee, but not with silver. For my own namesake will I do it, Ezekiel tells us. Now, verse 8 of Isaiah 26:

"Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of {our} soul Is to thy name, (So we want the name, don't we?) and to the remembrance of thee." Isa. 26:8.

Those who hear the seventh angel's message, they're going to understand what all this is teaching.

"With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: (During the seventh seal.) for when thy judgments {are} in the earth, (When they're finally revealed.) the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. (Verse 10) Let favour be shewed to the wicked," Isa. 26:9-10a.

Let's repeat this again so Branches you'll understand it. Now the seventh angel's message is speaking. But remember when the trumpet sounds it's too late. So let's be the ones who say within my spirit in the night after I have learned the seventh angel's message I have desired thee and my desire is to your name because in the way of thy judgements we have been learning the truth of the seventh seal which reveals executive judgements and we know what we deserve and we know the worse of our case and we know we've done worse than any people on the face of the earth and we know that we're a stiffnecked and rebellious people. So save us, O God, that's going to be our plea. But now notice verse 10 says:

"Let favour be shewed to the wicked," Isa. 26:10.

You see, those four angels of Revelation 7 should have destroyed the people who have once stepped on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth angels messages but who have not lived up to it. I specifically myself have been one of the worst of sinners. But by the mercy of God, God allowed me to have such a wonderful vision and a wonderful understanding of the seventh angel's message. And through the care of the sixth angel's messenger the Lord has shown me that God is not willing that any should perish. So why O house of Israel do you desire to die, for God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that they turn from their wicked ways and hear the voice of the Lord. Now listen. God says:

"Let favour be shewed to the wicked, {yet} will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord." Isa. 26:10.

What is God's majesty? Remember in John it says, "Father, glorify thy name." The Lord says I have glorified it and I will glorify it again. It says in the prophecies that the Lord's name cometh from far burning with his anger. Remember in Ezekiel, Ezekiel's prophecies? Ezekiel sees a throne with four living beasts. And each beast is a king. There is the eagle there, the king of birds. There's a lion, the king of beasts. There's a ox, the king of labor, and there's a man, the king of the earth, the king of intelligent beings. And God speaks from that throne. What's God's glory? What's God's authority? Isn't his word? So shouldn't we listen to God's word? Sister White says if any message comes to you in the name of the Lord, in the name of the Lord, we should show respect to that authority and hear the reasons of the messenger. But sad to say many of those who don't love God at Mount Carmel, and many of those in the field especially, would not listen. They would not even give themselves a fair trial. They judged by words of slander. The bible says, "The wicked are as the troubled sea when it cannot rest, they cast up mire and dirt. There's no peace, saith my God, to the wicked." Now notice. These wicked will not behold the majesty of the Lord. They don't want to hear anymore truth. They don't want to hear God's glory. Verse 11 says:

"Lord, {when} thy hand is lifted up, they will not see:" Isa. 26:11a.

The wicked aren't going to see this message Branches, don't you know that? The wicked are going to just turn their heads away and throw away their day of salvation, their day of grace. Because you see, they're not going to listen to no young person that was a sinner. They're not going to listen to someone who was a sinner and who used to be a rock and roll guitar player. They're not going to listen to no one like that. Even though God did show great grace. I don't do that no more, but that don't make any dif- ference to some people. They would stand up and they would judge Mary Magdalene today if she was on the earth. But nevertheless the bible says we shall know them by their fruits. What does the word of God do? At least the people that follow the seventh angel's message don't go around shooting guns at people and things like that. We got to come to our senses. We let the Lord be our protection.

"...they will not see: (thee) {but} they shall see, and be ashamed for {their} envy at the people;" Isa 26:11b.

Why is it at Mount Carmel that George and all them come around and push us around and move us out of our houses? Why is it that they have to carry a machine gun and shoot at our bus and blow our tires out and they could have killed the children? Why do they have to do all this for? I haven't done anything. I haven't even been going around the place. Is it because of fear? Isn't their God able to protect them and keep them in perfect peace? It's just something's not right. We should have wisdom to understand these things.

So when the Lord's hand is lifted up, the seventh angel's message is going to reveal it. But the people, they are not going to listen to the seventh angel's message. They're not going to listen to it, the wicked that is. And because they don't listen to it, they'll never know that the Lord's hand is lifted up. Just like in 1844, those who would not hear the third angel, they didn't know Christ went into the most holy. So what happened? They were there praising God and what happened? The devil took over and the devil was leading them and has ever since been leading those people who will not progress with present truth.

"Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us: (Those who heard the seventh angel's message.) for thou also hast wrought all our works in us." Isa 26:12.

In other words, we realize that every good work that we've ever done came through God. Even our little children now are studying the bible. And instead of playing silly games, they play bible study. And you can ask them if they want a chocolate candy bar and they'll say point blank, "No, that's not good for my body." But this is a miracle of God. But now notice the trumpet charts. Who's teaching the trumpet charts? Isn't it little children? So those who want to know the wisdom of God, and those who want their sins forgiven, and do not at all want to stand in their own righteousness as filthy garments, they'll hear all the truth as it is in Christ. Because you see it's not until John sees in the sanctuary and behold he sees a Lamb with seven eyes and seven horns, that the mystery of God is to be finished.

"O Lord our God, {other} lords beside thee have had dominion over us: {but} by thee only will we make mention of thy name. {They are} dead, they shall not live; {they are} deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish." Isa. 26:13-14.

We as Branches have many times had people rule over us. But no longer is this to be. It says in that day they shall all know me from the least even to the greatest.

"Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed {it} far {unto} all the ends of the earth. Lord, in trouble have they visited thee," Isa 26:15-16a.

Let's stop and look at verse 15 again.

"Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, thou hast increased the nation: (or a double portion here) thou art glorified: thou hadst removed {it} far {unto} all the ends of the earth." Isa 26:15.

This isn't just the nation...This is the nation, Branches, the 144,000. It's the nation of the great multitude of wave sheaf from all the ends of the earth.

"Lord, in trouble have they visited thee, (the wicked that is) they poured out a prayer {when} thy chastening {was} upon them. Like as a woman with child, {that} draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, {and} crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord." Isa. 26:16-17.

Isn't that the way we usually are in our religion?

"We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind;" Isa. 26:18a.

Now Branches, this is true confession. Many of you live in houses, sealed. And there's people, especially some people in California, there's not one person on their whole block, though they've lived there for years, [who] even knows they're even a Christian. Now is God going to reward them with eternal life and a kingdom forever. I hardly would think so.

"We have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen." Isa. 26:18.

But now the great promise. We want to see Brother Roden resurrected, don't we? And Brother Houteff and Sister White and all those in the third angel and all those from the beginning of 31 A.D., all the way down. We want to see are brethren, don't we wave sheaf? So listen [to] what the bible says:

"Thy dead {men} shall live, {together with} my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew {is as} the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead." Isa. 26:19.

And then the bible tells us in verse 20:

"Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast." Isa. 26:20.

Do you remember in the days of Noah? The Lord tells us, "As it was in the days of Noah so shall it be in the days of the son of man." So here we are in the last days and you'll find out something about inspiration that's wiser that the wisdom of men. God's foolishness is wiser than the wisdom of men. Look up there on the charts of the beast charts and on all the charts of Victor Houteff and look at the ark. Look how that ark was drawn. [Do] you see how many windows are in it? Not just one window. There are four windows. Yes Branches, four windows. And do you know what those windows represent? Today the seventh angel's message comes down to close the door, to close the door for the judgement of the wave sheaf. But those who have looked through those four windows, those windows represent Sister White, Brother Houteff, Brother Roden and Sister Roden. Those, though having never lived up to the truth contained in those messages, and not even at late being able to come in or go out, those who confess their sins and realize that they have done ought against God and have not done as they should have done, through the voice of the seventh angel the mystery is to be fulfilled that not by works of righteousness that we have done but by his everlasting love and by grace he saved us, we are going to enter into that rest as the bible declares in John and in Luke. Those who received his testimony against them set to their seal that God is true. So the angel lifts up his hand, lifts up his hand, but the wicked will not see it because they don't believe in the seventh angel's message as it says in Micah: "Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, thy enemies shall all be cut off."

"For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain." Isa. 26:21.

So we wave sheaf, those who believe in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth and have received the seventh angel's message, we do enter into the ark. We enter into safety just like those four angels. The mystery of God is being finished. And very shortly in the near future those who have not clothed themselves with Christ's righteousness and have not entered into that ark, they'll find that the angels who were prepared to save them in holding the four winds that they might be saved will turn to be their enemies and will at the hour, day, a month and a year take them away in their wrath though alive and yet living. Also we want to for you to understand that certain prophecies according to Ezekiel 36. Let's turn to Ezekiel 36. We'll find over here that the Lord has a wonderful promise for the land of Israel. I'm turning in my bible here. It tells us in Ezekiel 36 about the mountains of Israel and ye mountains of Israel hear the word of the Lord. Let each of the Branches read this at their own leisure, and then we'll be sending out some studies on it because only inspiration can bring it to light. We find in verse 7:

"Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that {are} about you, they shall bear their shame." Eze. 36:7.

In other words, in the time of this prophecy the Lord lifts his hand up which is in our day. All the heathen, those who are unconverted who don't really believe in God, their not going to be possessors of Israel.

"But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come." Eze. 36:8.

So the 144,000, God's special elect, not all the redeemed to be saved, but the special ministry that God is going to use today to bring all the Jewish people from all the nations, they're at hand to come, because the Lord is going to first bring forth his branches. Zechariah 14 teaches that in that day the Lord's feet are going to stand upon the Mount of Olives. Matthew says the branch-he, Mark says the branch-she and Luke tells us, learn the parable of the fig tree and all the trees. All the trees are going to be brought back and be an ensign for those who are wanting salvation. Now notice also here according to the heathen bearing their shame. One second now. We want to look over here and study Ezekiel, chapter 35, also, because it tells us that...this is dealing with the heathen, dealing with Esau:

"Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the Lord was there: Therefore, {as} I live, saith the Lord God, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee. And thou shalt know that I {am} the {Lord, and} that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume. Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard {them}. Thus saith the Lord God; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate." Eze. 35:10-14.

Now verse 14, we want you to study this because you know that in Revelation 11 here pretty soon that the Lord is going to have a special work and during this work it's going to appear that the Lord's work is going to fail and the whole world is going to rejoice and send gifts one to another. For 42 months, a literal three and a half years, the Gentiles are going to tread Jerusalem. These are things that we understand as Branches but the seventh angel's message wants us to understand how the prophecies are going to bring to light more clearly these prophecies so we can under- stand more what's going to happen.

"As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea," Eze. 35:15a.

Now we know that Idumea represents the fleshy Jews and also the modern SDA and Davidian groups who have not progressed with present truth. So now we want to understand that from 1955 the Branch message became, it was born, it was little children. And in 1985 it will be thirty years old, the time that Christ starts his ministry. Now we're looking for a certain period of time which we're not going to explain on this tape because we want to be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves and we don't want to cast our pearls before swine. And it's up to each individual to decide whether they're swine or whether they're actually the Lord's children or not. But time will tell. But we do know that according to time that when the Branch is thirty years old, 1985, the ministry begins and the sealing of the 144,000 is to start. And verse 14 of Ezekiel 35 tells us that when all the earth shall rejoice, the Lord's going to execute his judgements upon the Adventist people and upon, well, Zechariah 14 is going to be fulfilled also at that time. The people say in Ezekiel, chapter 33:

"Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes (This is at the present time now, the wastes of Jerusalem.) of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we {are} many; the land is given us for inheritance." Eze. 33:24.

You see we're in Jerusalem right now and the Lord revealed something to me here a year and a half ago that I was here and we're not going to explain this on the tape either. We want to understand something about Israel now. It's kind of like a labor party union in Israel. And just like the prophecies have told us all along these many years that because..[gap in tape]..at that time but God always has reserve plans. And so in the present light we're to understand that we're not to lose heart because it's difficult to be established over here at the present time but the Lord has promised his people today that:

"Son of man, they that (the people that do) inhabit those wastes (at the present time) of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, (in other words their forefather was one person) and he inherited the land: but we {are} many; the land is given us for inheritance." Eze. 33:24.

But the Lord says in verse 25:

"Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?" Eze. 33:25.

Now we know that no person who is not keeping the covenant of the beasts at the present time and with the foul of the air that their not going to possess the land. No meat eater is going to receive the kingdom of God.

"Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land?" Eze. 33:26.

God's asking these people.

"Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; {As} I live, surely they that {are} in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that {is} in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that {be} in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence. For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through." Eze. 33:27-28.

So we find that again the Lord's going to do a work over here. Now I know a lot of Branches like George and people..well, let's not say that. A lot of people like George and certain of his following believes that God's going to bless the land over here like it is. But when you drive down the middle of Jerusalem and see pictures of indecent women and the way the people dress over here and all the smoking and drinking and the different crimes that are taking place now, believe me God is not going to bless these type of people.

"Then shall they know that I {am} the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed. Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee {as} my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, {but} their heart goeth after their covetousness. And, lo, thou {art} unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not." Eze. 33:29-32.

Branches, judge in your own hearts. Everything that I've spoken, you know is true. Everything. Judge what I say.

"And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them." Eze. 33:33.

We just hope and pray that it's not too late. The Lord bless.

For those who, the Lord willing, for those who wish to have the tapes now, we sent a letter out recently and the Lord informed me of some other things, but those who are willing to renounce all their sins. To come humbly, not seeking offices, not trying to add to the cause of God but just trying to come and take our place, whatever that place may be, to do a wholehearted work for the Lord, because it's going to cost everything to know this truth. Those who are willing to do this, write in and these tapes cost some- thing, they're not cheap and the equipment that we're buying cost something, write in and we're more than happy to give to all the Branches those who want them, Davidians or whoever they may be, the original tapes that we first had when the Serpent's Root message first came. Brother Roden told us point blank, listen for the hiss. And we know that the Serpent's Root, Christ is the Root and offspring and we know that Christ was symbolized as a serpent and he said, "Lo, if I be lifted up as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness." So why would people, Branches especially, today be so evil in their hearts to think that this is something bad? And even Christ himself calls himself the bright and morning star which is the same name as Lucifer. Satan is the name we want to avoid. We don't want to be Esau and then be turned to Edom. We want to be Jacob and be turned to Israel. We want to have the names of Satan like Brother Houteff told us that we're all born in the spirit of Satan. But we want our names to be turned to the Branch. We want to be the bright and morning star. We want to be the true messengers of God. And Sister White shows in Testimonies, Volume 5, that Satan argues with Joshua and with Christ and says, "Are these the ones that are going to take my place?" So if you take Satan's place that he lost in heaven, then you'll take the place that Lucifer once had, won't you? This is just common sense. So for those of you who wish to be obedient and you have to be...it's between you and the Lord, and you want to learn the truths that we've been learning and to know how your walking this day...many people in the world, they just know a little bit about the prophecies. They just know the prophecies but they don't know how they work and they just have their own little theory about it. So they live every day in the world and they live every day doing their everyday worldly thing and they have no consecration. If you want to be that way then go ahead in your ways. But if you want to know the truth and know what's happening today, then we'll be more than happy to give you the past tapes, and step by step study them, and I wouldn't wait to long about it, and the Lord will more than likely be gracious to us. But for those who have, especially those who spoke in error against the Lord, you know Jude tells us that though Satan contended for the body of Moses that Christ did not cast one railing accusation against him. George has published a lot of things that are not so and one thing about Brother Houteff, Brother Roden and Sister Roden, and these different prophets, we have never published dirty things about people. We have to much time and we have to less a time to publish the truth. Never should we judge a person on their character especially when half of it's a lie.

So the thing of it is is that if we wish to repent of all this, may the Lord have mercy on us.

"{If} the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live. Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal. When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and (does not progress with present truth, to be saved from his sins) committeth iniquity, (by slandering people's names and gossiping and passing out little letters and stuff like this. Not even hearing the message, not even knowing the message) he shall even die thereby. But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby. Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways." Eze. 33:15-20.