“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.”

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

The storm is here

A storm is coming, relentless in its fury. Are we prepared to meet it?” 8T 298

To whom it may concern: It’s been so long since I posted anything on my blog. So probably nobody will read this.

But I’ve been hearing that a famine is on the way. Our government has ordered American farmers to destroy their fatted cattle and chickens, dump their milk tankers, plow under their fields of beautiful vegetables. And in the place of a domestic food supply our government is contracting with foreign countries for their food supply. It’s the perfect setup for famine due to the high probability that war could interrupt the foreign supply. Does this sound like the first time of trouble? Testimonies for the church, vol. 8 has this to say:

We have no time to lose. We know not how soon our probation

may close. Eternity stretches before us. The curtain is about to be

lifted. Christ is soon to come. The angels of God are seeking to

attract us from ourselves and from earthly things. Let them not labor

in vain….

A storm is coming, relentless in its fury. Are we prepared to

meet it?

We need not say: The perils of the last days are soon to come

upon us. Already they have come. We need now the sword of the

Lord to cut to the very soul and marrow of fleshly lusts, appetites,

and passions.

Minds that have been given up to loose thought need to change….” 8T 298 (315)

So, actually, the storm has arrived! The leading edge of the hurricane has already come!

Brothers and sisters I’m here to speak the unheard of. That is, a part of the secret rapture scenario is correct! Yes, it really is. It’s the part that says there will be a second chance. But the second chance comes now, not later when the psy-op Antichrist shows up after the psy-op secret rapture fraud to finish the psy-op seven year tribulation.

Who is ready to stand when Jesus comes in power and glory? Who out there is ready? (Nobody? All I hear are crickets!) Come on, all you confident Seventh-day Adventists! Which one of you is ready for the second advent of Jesus? Don’t all speak up at once! Where did all you paper giants go? 

None of us is ready to stand when Jesus comes in power?! (To let you know, I am an Adventist.) Yes. We are like the Millerites who thought they could live through the day of Christ’s return.

Why didn’t Jesus return in 1844? “The people were not yet ready to meet their Lord. There was still a work of preparation to be accomplished for them. Light was to be given, directing their minds to the temple of God in heaven; and as they should by faith follow their High Priest in His ministration there, new duties would be revealed. Another message of warning and instruction was to be given to the church The Great Controversy, p. 424.

The people were not yet ready to meet their Lord”? What? They were the generation who sprung from first generation living in the new land of promise—the brand new United States of the Protestant American Republic! How could they not be the special group? Today’s Protestant Americans are much more corrupted than that more worthy generation. Yet the ‘44 generation were not prepared for the winds that the four angels were holding back. What about us? Are we prepared?? Are we holy enough? The Millerites didn’t know that so much havoc was about to converge on them. Neither do we know it. In mercy Jesus delayed the big 1844 event. A period of time was given for the investigative judgment to begin then, and the sealing.  The sealing began in 1844. The sealing has been the preparation for the Latter Rain, the end of probation, and Christ coming on a cloud at the right hand of Power.

Are you sealed, brother? Are you sealed, sister? That’s the question of the hour because that’s the preparation for Christ’s return. How far along are we in our sealing? How are we doing at overcoming and obtaining the victory through the restful comfort of God’s reconciled Spirit? Are all of our appetites under the perfect control of the Spirit of Christ? And our passions? How is the victory over our deficiencies and deformities?

Not too good? Then you need a second chance.

Then we all need a second chance! And Revelation 11:7-14 shows a second chance to be given. Alleluia!! Amen!! How do we interpret Revelation 11? What is its context? Chapter 11 tells a story similar to Revelation 12. The two visions parallel each other. I know our denomination has interpreted Revelation chapter 11 to showcase the French Revolution. But Revelation 11 amplifies the verse that every Adventist has memorized: “The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed….” (Rev. 12:17). That war against the Protestant church is what Revelation 11 shows occurring when the beast ascends out of the bottomless pit in Revelation 11:7. That ascension from the bottomless pit was also portrayed in the fifth of seven trumpets that reveals the battle against Christ’s sealing in His children during the last of the seven seals. Pealing each of the previous six seals, which gave Him the authority to open the book of accusations brought against His Father by Lucifer, showed a phase of the war against our redemption by Christ. Now in the seventh seal the seven trumpets period create the great finale in the war against Christ’s ministration before God. The grand finale of the great controversy war now forms the investigative judgment, the great cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary exclusively during the seventh seal since 1844. And the seven trumpets, particularly the 5th and 6th trumpets symbolize that sealing in their forehead and pre-Advent judgment period. Thus, Revelation 11:7-14 also sheds light on the seventh seal events.

Until 1798 the Revelation 11 witnesses are indomitable, even after the earth swallows up the flood of Jesuit persecution that the Serpent cast out of his mouth. Putting the two Revelation scenarios together, the Revelation 12 dragon sends the Counter Reformation flood of persecution against the church in the wilderness to exterminate it

. But, the “earth” opened its mouth and swallowed the flood when North America was providentially opened up to receive the beleaguered Protestant Pilgrims. At that point Protestant America was conceived. In 1794 Constitutional America was born as a Republic and deeply rooted in the biblical religion of Protestantism.

But, something went awry. The Protestants became enamored with the new land, the new freedom, the new prosperity, the new separation from the Vatican and her ferocious and feared army of Jesuits. We left the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the only true God. Like the children of Israel, we looked at all the land and promptly forgot the God who delivered us from papal captivity and its oppression.

So, “The people were not yet ready to meet their Lord. There was still a work of preparation to be accomplished for them. Light was to be given, directing their minds to the temple of God in heaven; and as they should by faith follow their High Priest in His ministration there, new duties would be revealed. Another message of warning and instruction was to be given to the church The Great Controversy, p. 424.

The people of God still need the same light from heaven. And we have it in the Spirit of Prophecy library. Light has been given, directing our minds to the temple of God in heaven; and as we will by faith follow our High Priest in His ministration there, old duties would be revealed that we have resisted or dismissed altogether.

It’s time to get down to business. It’s time to face the music. This is our second chance. It’s time to get serious about the high standard, the straight testimony. It’s time to face the condemnation of God for our sinful unbelief and disobedience. We only get one second chance. Let’s not squander what our previous Adventist generations have squandered—the perfect replication of the character of Christ, through the faith of Christ. Before sealing faith came, we were kept under the Spirit of Prophecy condemnations and instructions, shut up unto the sealing faith that should afterwards be revealed. Therefore the Spirit of Prophecy condemnations and instructions have been our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ to be justified, sanctified, and sealed by faith.

A second chance is merciful.

Friday, April 15, 2022

The Eucharist and Mithraism

Does the item in Jesus’ hand look familiar? It is the full size Eucharist wafer that the Popes worship on high Easter. It’s the Sun that was worshiped in the Mithra worship. Mithra was the Sun god, as was the most ancient Nimrod. Mithra died young, like Nimrod. Mithra went to the Sun, like Nimrod was claimed to do.

The argument is made that the word Eucharist is in the Bible. Yes it is. Eucharisteo, means “to express gratitude, specifically to say grace at a meal”. It was the simple of act of thanking God for His goodness and provision. Below are some examples:

Luk_22:19  And He took bread, and gave thanksG2168, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me.

Joh_6:11  And Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanksG2168, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

Joh_6:23  (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanksG2168:)

Joh_11:41  Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, Father, I thankG2168 Thee that Thou hast heard Me.

Act_27:35  And when He had thus spoken, He took bread, and gave thanksG2168 to God in presence of them all: and when He had broken it, He began to eat.

Act_28:15  And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thankedG2168 God, and took courage.

Rom_1:8  First, I thankG2168 my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

Rom_1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankfulG2168; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Rom_7:25  I thankG2168 God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the Law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Rom_14:6  Rom_14:6  He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanksG2168; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanksG2168.

Rom_16:4  Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanksG2168, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

1Co_1:4  I thankG2168 my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

1Co_1:14  I thankG2168 God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

1Co_11:24  And when He had given thanksG2168, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.

Rom_14:6  He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanksG2168; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanksG2168.

1Co 14:17  For thou verily givest thanksG2168 well, but the other is not edified. 

1Co_14:18  I thankG2168 my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

2Co_1:11  Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanksG2168 may be given by many on our behalf. 

So is eucharistia in the Bible, meaning “thankfulness to God as an act of worship”.  For examples,

2Co_4:15  For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgivingG2169 of many redound to the glory of God.

2Co_9:11  Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgivingG2169 to God.

Php_4:6  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgivingG2169 let your requests be made known unto God.

Col_2:7  Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgivingG2169.

Col_4:2  Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgivingG2169;

Rev_7:12  Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgivingG2169, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Giving thanks to God was an act of worshiping Him. Even in the Old Testament it meant “to revere, to worship with extended hands”.

Neh_12:40  So stood the two companies of them that gave thanksH3034 in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:

Psa_6:5  For in death there is no remembrance of Thee: in the grave who shall give Thee thanksH3034?

Psa_18:49  Therefore will I give thanksH3034 unto Thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto Thy name.

Psa_30:4  Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of His, and give thanksH3034 at the remembrance of His holiness.

Psa_30:12  To the end that my glory may sing praise to Thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanksH3034 unto Thee for ever.

Psa_35:18  I will give Thee thanksH3034 in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

Psa_75:1  To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto Thee do we give thanksH3034: for that Thy name is near Thy wondrous works declare.

Psa_79:13  So we Thy people and sheep of Thy pasture will give Thee thanksH3034 for ever: we will shew forth Thy praise to all generations.

Psa_92:1  A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. It is a good thing to give thanksH3034 unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O most High:

Psa_97:12  Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanksH3034 at the remembrance of His holiness.

But in all this there is no direct connection with the Last Supper, the Supper of the Lord, holy Communion. The giving of thanks by Jesus during the last night with His disciples happened before His introduction of the new covenant. The giving of thanks, eucharisteo, when “he took bread, and gave thanksG2168” was simply His habit from eternity past and example to us forever. 

There was nothing ceremonious about His giving of thanks. The eucharisteo that He offered was His heart-felt gratitude to His Father, as was His attitude every day, every moment. His eucharisteo that night was no different from the eucharisteo of every other meal during His 33 year stay with us. What was different was the new covenant that His crucifixion would consecrate. His pouring our of soul, His life poured out like the blood of the Passover lamb the next days poured out at the base of the altar of sacrifice. His body, yes, even His corpus Christi hanging empty of soul, empty of His quickening, converting Spirit. There spiked to the cross, hard and blood stained from umpteen previous crucifixions of common criminals, hung the ratification of the rescue from the world of sin for Adam and his humbled, surrendered, trusting progeny, the world of misery that they all created.

This is the true meaning of “the communion of the Lord’s body”. “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” (1Cor. 10:16). Communion is not an identical ritual to be played once a year, or four times a year, or every week. It is a special time set aside every so often, as a body of believers, to commune with our heart, that is, meditate, on what Jesus accomplished for us.

“He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 

Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 

He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 

Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” (Isa. 53:8-12).

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Fire from heaven

And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fireG4442 come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men” (Rev. 13:13).

I have written a blog post on this already. But I was forced to do a re-check on an old interpretation because I was referred to Ivor Myers’ series on Back to the Basics, Is the Deadly Wound Healed?”. There he makes a point that the miracle that is performed by the second beast of Revelation 13 is Satan impersonating Jesus at His second coming. For that interpretation Pastor Myers uses Paul’s 2 Corinthians 11:14 statement that Satan is transformed into an angel of light, and he notes that the Greek word in this verse for “light” is phōs, which can be interpreted as fire, (and thus phōs can be helpful for understanding Revelation 13:13, but I see that phōs can be interpreted also as light, as in photon).

The mistake he made was in not interpreting the English translated word “fire” by the actual Greek word in Revelation 13:13. That word, G4442 is pur, which more accurately means “lightning”. Pastor Myers also doesn’t read on in the next verse Revelation 13:14, that this fire from heaven is done in the sight of, or under the wisdom or direction of, the beast power. “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast.So Pastor Ivor calls the fire Satan’s imitation of Christ’s return in glory. But, does Satan need the supervision of the papacy in order to imitate the second advent? No, just the opposite. The papacy is Satan’s tool, and has always been under Satan’s supervision.

I had never looked closely at the Koine Greek for “fire” in Revelation 13:13. So, I’m glad to be prompted to do so. Lightning coming down in the sight of men is the forewarning message from Revelation 13:13. This aligns very well with the technology used to day in researching the capabilities of harnessing the power of the ionosphere.  The following video is insightful, but, for the purposes of this post please skip ahead to minute 11:21-50 and 35:15-36:36, and then watch the whole presentation later.

(143) HOLES IN HEAVEN: HAARP and Advances In Tesla Technology - FEATURE - YouTube

Lets not forget Nichola Tesla’s words: “Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has, as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity.” It isnt of utmost importance that technology can produce a 100-fold, outrageous lightning strike. Most important is the concern: what nefarious deception can be accomplished with that technology? Fearful special effects of a massive secret rapture fraud and/or an attempted imitation of the great noise that 2 Peter 3:10 associated with Christs return? The deception would be unprecedented, and could lead to an immediate transition from the old world order of a constituted American republic to a new world order replete with fanatical legislation and persecution. The new regime would quickly arise to a new scripturally dumbed-down United States of Christian America by a political majority in a newly empowered nation that will then favor Evangelicalism because it was left behind by an assumed biblical, although completely fraudulent, secret rapture.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The What, the How, and the Who

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.” (Gal. 6:15).

But brother, don’t you mean that the What is ‘righteousness by faith’? Because, if you will connect the What with the How, and your How will probably be ‘by faith’, then you get your answer. ‘Righteousness by faith.’”

No, I mean righteousness because my confusion is not on righteousness, but on righteousness by faith. I know that righteousness is obedience to the Law of God. I know that righteousness is doing the will of God out of the right motive. But, frankly I don’t understand righteousness by faith in practice, and I think neither the Seventh-day Adventist church nor any denomination, knows it by experience. Just because people lay claim to understanding righteousness by faith, just because they explain it, that doesn’t mean they understand it. Just because they think they know the How, it doesn’t mean they explain it right. Just because they claim to have “a relationship with Jesus”, that doesn’t mean they have one. We are repeating a two thousand year old history of the Jews, as we were told we would. And we need to be wary of this because that means many will fight the Spirit of Christ and the gospel, like the Jews did, when it returns before He comes visibly in power and great glory.

Righteousness by faith has become a cliché, a misnomer in many minds. It is a point of great confusion to such a degree that every man believes it differently, just like anciently. “Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” (Jdg. 21:25). But, if righteousness by faith actually were understood, then the special work of purification, which makes the cleansing of the sanctuary literally possible, would be happening among us. I’m not trying to be critical, but pragmatic. If righteousness by faith were truly comprehended then the special work of purification would be successfully finished, and there would be 144,000 Enochs walking around our churches. But instead we see 20 million doing what is right in his own mind. And no Enochs.

Enoch walked perfectly with God for 300 years. During those three centuries his new creation gift from God never failed. Daily his youth was renewed like the eagle’s. Like his Lord, the people could say, “Thou has the dew of thy youth.” He raised up Methuselah in the perfect atmosphere of righteousness by faith in Jesus. Methuselah did not depart from his upbringing. And Enoch was taken once his son was perfectly grounded in righteousness, so that he could maintain that rare possession in a perverse generation.

We know that the Who must be the great centerpiece in order for righteousness to be had. But, where is the Who being preached? Where is He made the single great centerpiece? Where, since Morris Venden passed away, are pictures painted of Jesus presented in sermons across the Adventist world?

That leaves us the How. How do we really get righteousness? Question: Shouldn’t the How be simple? We all know the answer has to be Yes. Then, why haven’t we conquered the problem of mass confusion and ignorance on the How? Book after book has been written about 1888, yet the clarity has not been forthcoming. Why haven’t we obtained the victory, as we know we must from Early Writings, p. 270-271?

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

How do we get from here to there? That’s a fair question. Just like the Jews who were striving for the righteousness of God, we Adventists have been at best half-heartedly striving to be among the 144,000 who will agonize with “the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans”. But what happened to ancient Israel instead? Did all their striving result in obtaining victory over their sins? They murdered their own long sought for Messiah. Then the Jews personally went after their Messiah’s children. They murdered Him and His children because He, first in person and later by His Spirit in His followers, had attained to natural, happy righteousness, and the Jews hadn’t. And the Jewish leadership were continually reminded of that every day. Jesus, and the children He birthed, had the dew of His youth, His butter and honey diet, and the Jewish leadership had only thorns and briers.

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the Law of righteousness, hath not attained to the Law of righteousness.” (Rom. 9:30,31).

The believing Gentiles not only attained to righteousness, those Gentiles were sealed.

That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.” (Eph. 1:12-14).

How are we Adventists doing on the victory and the sealing? Who are we becoming more like, the Jewish nation or the believing Gentiles? Aren’t we more like the ancient Jews than the Gentiles who were humbled by their totalitarian dictator overlords? Are we going to find non-Adventists succeed at what we have been stressing over, maybe even some feigning to agonize over, for almost two centuries now, and in the end we be left in the Gentile’s dust? Will Romans 9:30, 31 be our death warrant? The saved children of God, “them whom I reserve” (Jer. 50:20), “the people which were left of the sword… Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love” (Jer. 31:2,3), have always been a remnant, whether among the professed people of God or outside of His professing movement. Paul helps us see a little more clearly this issue.

Wherefore [or, Why did the Gentiles attain to righteousness but Israel did not]? Because they [Israel] sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the Law. For they stumbled at that Stumblingstone; as it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.” (Rom. 9:32,33).

Where was the focus of either group? The Jews “followed after the Law of righteousness”. The Greeks and Romans and barbarians “followed not after righteousness”.

How couldwhy did, focusing on the Law of righteousness lead to such a severe penalty when Jesus told Ezekiel that eternal life comes from them?

Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness. 

And I gave them My statutes, and shewed them My judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them. 

Moreover also I gave them My sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them. 

But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness: they walked not in My statutes, and they despised My judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and My sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out My fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.” (Eze. 20:10-13).

Focusing on the Laws of Jehovah lead to such a severe penalty because they did not seek Jehovah in His scriptures and His sabbaths and His statutes. This failure is made clear by His message from Jeremiah and from Himself personally. “Let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.” (Jer. 9:24). “[You] search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life.” (John 5:39, 40).

This is why Paul, in Galatians 3:12, sounds like he is mocking Ezekiel 20:11, 13 by expecting the divine life to come from doing the laws of God. They would not know the God of life by knowing His character by His laws.

But that no man is justified by the Law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 

And the Law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Gal. 3:11-13).

And Israel also went wrong by following after the Law of righteousness that their fathers had corrupted and that they blessed.

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.” (Deut. 4:2). 

But they did illicitly add to and amend the Law.

Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men.” (Isa. 29:13).

Jesus was bolder.

Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you keepeth the Law? Why go ye about to kill Me?” (John 7:19).

He [Jesus] saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.” (Matt. 19:8,9).

But He answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 

For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 

But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It [my financial holdings] is a gift [to the temple], by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by [receive support from] me; 

And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. 

Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 

This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. 

But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” (Matt. 15:3-9).

So what caused the demise of the Jews? They changed the Law to suit their own selfish natures. They added and diminished from it with apparent impunity as if the Law was theirs to modify. But that sense of impunity came as a result of pagan atheism that they brought into the Hebrew religion during their pagan captivities. It became known as, “holding the tradition of the elders.

Their extra-biblical scriptures, which they most heavily depended on, were not the word from God; they were not the inspired words from prophets. It was rubbish, chaff and floor sweepings that Satan mixed with the purity of rich divine truth. It was a tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It was the devil’s foothold into God’s kingdom, that would eventually become his strongholds of strife and debate, forced compliance and murder, for Satan to divide the people and conquer them for his kingdom of darkness. This Satan would repeat later within Christianity. “But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.” (Dan. 11:38,39).

The additions and diminutions of truth would end in an elaborate show of papal-pagan sacraments to replace and to prove an inward piety that didn’t exist. “For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.” (Mark 7:3,4).

For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the Law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.” (Gal. 6:13).

So, back to Paul’s declaration that we began with, “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.” And what should we do with our own modern traditions of the elders? Perhaps Jesus’ recommendation give us advice regarding this question.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” (Matt. 5:13).

What to do with our own traditions of the elders? What to do with our interpretations of Ellen White that have lost their savour? Throw them out. When toxins have entered the body, what do we do? We cause some form of ejection. The toxin must vacate. When a toxin enters the digestive tract we use vomiting, or pump out the stomach. If the toxin has passed the duodenum we give an enema to cause a bowel movement. (I’m not a health professional, but these are general principles.) Somehow the toxin must be removed from the body, or disease and death will ensue.

What should we do with toxic theology? What should we do with toxic righteousness that are destroying all hopes for seeking Christ’s face? Throw them out! And start all over again. Back to the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy drawing boards. “Oh, but I’ve invested years in my personal theology and rule of morality. I can’t just abruptly toss them!” Yes, you can if you prefer the new creature from the holy Spirit of Jesus. The humanism and traditions of men are good for nothing. Worthless! They will kill you and your loved ones. Their power of death will be your slow torture. The less than obvious the mixture of poison the more insidious and slower, and more miserable and ignominious, the sure death.

What did Paul declare that determines the life-changing truth? “A new creature.” The new creature is the target. Get there or be lost forever. Everything else, even theology, may be a contender for peace with God that then adds to “the care of this world” (Matt. 13:22), and which leaves us with only briers and no fruit when our course ends. “Neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.” Let the new birth be your only target, and the laws for right-doing be placed around the new birth, to be used solely for the new access with Jesus, to be helpers towards the new life in the bosom of His Spirit.

Are you conservative or liberal? In view of eternal life or eternal loss, does either matter? No. Do you boast of your conservativeness, or your liberalness? “Neither...availeth any thing”; neither matters in the least. Do you wear a suit and tie to church, or shorts and a t-shirt? Does God care? No, according to Paul. To God, if there is no new creature both are filthy rags. Is your religious life something to publish the secrets of your success or has it been a huge exercise in futility? The new creature is our salvation. Are you soaring in “the Spirit”, or sullen in your reverential doldrums? Neither is important; the new creature in Christ is all important. None of these matters matter. Throw them all out, and go back to the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy drawing boards, refinding the biblical truth and the new creature. The one and only truth, according to Paul and our Moses Ellen, is that the “new creature [availeth everything]”. Will our new creature wear certain things and boast of certain things and say certain things? Yes, of course. Enoch in his new creature preached of Christ second advent and the destruction of the wicked. Our new creature will do and say things that are potentially dangerous. But those actions will be inspired by the Spirit of Jesus who will be working in our new creature. And more times than not our new creature will be in opposition to both opposing traditions of the elderswho wash their hands oft... And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups…. etc., and the will of the Gentiles... lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries. The new creature’s portion in this world will be double persecution and ostracism. But a double portion of Jesus the Comforter will be his perfect compensation.

So, let’s receive again the new creature. And let’s maintain the new creature. And as we continuously examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith, and, in all honesty, find that we’ve lost the new creature and that our salt has lost its savour, then what do we do with our theology and personal religious practices that have led to our lost new creature? We throw them out and go back to Jesus in deepest regret and repentance for following after the blind leaders of the blind who have never had a new creature from Jesus. We seek His face for mercy and fumble around in the dark until we, humbled, find Him again.

We haven’t yet committed the unpardonable sin, or we would not be convicted of the great sin of losing our new creature. Miriam and Joseph hadn’t committed the unpardonable sin when they lost their new creature in Christ for days. But they suffered three long eternities of self-recriminations until they found Him again in the holy place. If they had been lackadaisical they would have lost Him for weeks or months, and the work of regaining Him, and the chastisement for being irresponsible, would have been much more painful. It might have resulted in total rebellion and eternal loss of their new creature in Christ.

So when our table is piled high with the chaff and wood and hay traditions that will not stand the day of judgment, and our new creature from Jesus has languished, we must pull that whole mountain of humanism off the table and onto the floor! Trample it underfoot! And pay no heed to any investment we’ve made, or pride ourselves in what we’ve garnered from that worthless, good-for-nothing, waste-of-everyone’s-time, venture!

Call the whole thing lost ventured capital. Down the drain, and never to be seen again. If money was required and expended, let it be lost forever. Let it go, and then go to Jesus with a heart full of repentance for wasting His resources “and He will have mercy...; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” (Isa. 55:7). If it was much time, it is unrecoverable weeks, months, years, decades that are wasted. If it was much energy, call it expended vitality, and go get your new creature again, in all the agonizing and hopelessness and unworthiness it takes to get the new creature. The lost money was worse than lost, it funded the kingdom of Satan. The lost energy was worse than lost, it built up Satan’s kingdom against your loved ones, and we are born with only so much vitality. The lost time must be docked from the end of your lifetime. No one can stave off death by undoing past mistakes. We all only get a finite span of time, to glorify God or Satan. Once used up, we must be finished with our course, and lay in the dust or ashes awaiting our eternal reward. But in the meantime before we pass away, we can return to the Lord and seek to redeem what time is left.

And let’s not forget that many find the new creature later in life. Many find it earlier, but lose it and regain it later, like the lost sheep and prodigal son. But their repentance brought rejoicing in heaven. Although the prodigal had been a son before his “many offences” (Rom. 5:16), afterward he was a son for real forever afterward. He was the son his father always wanted. So, don’t let lost time, money, vitality, stop you from turning your back on the world once and for all, if only to have peace with God and “the Spirit of His Son in your hearts, crying, Abba, Father”. (Gal. 4:6).

I don’t write about unrecoverable money and time and strength to get anybody’s goat or because I like to get on your case. Who am I? Just another sinner striving for the way to life—that is through the elusive new creature from the bosom of Christ. I say these things because they might minister to the deep repentance that is required to regain the new creature. Read Daniel’s prayer for mercy in chapter 9 of his book. It is filled to the brim with self-recrimination, both personally and corporately. But without the affliction of soul and self-blame and self-recriminations, it is impossible to please God. Modern psychologists, secular and religious, would get into an uproar over the Bible’s requirement for self-abasement before self-improvement, or for the cross of humiliation before the crown of peace with God. But because they can neither see the new creature from Christ nor know it, the multitudes of Babylon’s prophets today have never had the new creature, without which no man shall see God. So who are they to advise in these last days?

The new creature from Christ must prevail, not the psychologist associations of Baal. The newborn children of God, the born-again, humbled and contrite, Spirit of Christ abiding in the heart, will win the battle against the beast and his image, his number and name. The “kings of the east” will cross the dammed up, flood stage river symbolizing the final wicked generation, and blow their trumpets against Babylon and Jericho, and a great earthquake will make all high walls unto heaven, the fortifications, and the strongholds fall, never to rise again.

The new creature from the Lord, that took so much examination and re-examination, so much repentance on top of repentance, a lifetime of justification after justification, failure and conviction and humiliation to receive again the Creator’s new creature, warm and without confidence in the flesh, will finally be strong enough and sealed, that it will withstand all the fury Satan can bring against it. And nothing else will finish the course. With that new creature that grew into “a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children” (Eph. 4:13, 14), “a deep sense of ... unworthiness and ... entire submission to the will of GodEarly Writings, p. 272, we will have the obedience that needs no repentance, unlike the group’s self-exams that use low human standards instead of high divine standards. “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” (2Cor. 10:12). Only the sealed new creature in Christ—and not those who seek after only the principles and descriptions of character deformations—will ultimately utterly renounce and abandon Satan’s wicked world forever. Everyone who evades the crosses of humiliation and contrition of soul when facing so many certain rejections by their great Friend, all of which make for the new creature—and the ultimate sealed new creature—will not succeed at the final agonizing.

Only the daring, desperate searchers in the dark, seeking His mercy for their failures, seemingly innumerable times, definitely too many times, in the end will obtain the victory over the beast. The victory will have a righteousness that is not made of self’s filthy rags by self-made self-inspired agonizing and human traditions, but comes fully from the Spirit of the Son by faith interceded for by heaven. Then the character of Christ will be perfectly reproduced in His children and He can come to reclaim them as His own. “In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” (Jer. 23:6).

Finally, the Who.

Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the Law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.” (Rom. 7:4). This introductory Romans 7:4 is Paul’s declaration to his final discovery of how to “serve the Law” and not the flesh, after his terrible struggle throughout the rest of Romans 7. Paul’s preliminary Romans 7:4 statement prepares the seeker of righteousness to bridge the mystery gap between Romans 7:24 and 25. Romans 7:4 explains Paul’s transition into the Romans 8 victory in Christ. This is how the true agonizing will arise for the 144,000. The Law, that is, the whole Spirit of Prophecy, the third angel’s message, the straight testimony to the Laodiceans, will be the first force that actuates the 144,000 to profoundly grieve over their need for God’s quickening. This is not a force to be contended with. Now is not the time to abrogate our Law, which Jesus has given to His people through His last days’ prophet, her message perfectly suited for the delusions that are pouring down upon us from the spiritualistic, Spiritual Formation astral planes. Until the very last second prior to Christ’s arrival, during this Day of Atonement pre-advent judgment, He will use the whole library of His testimony to keep us honest with our new creature.

But the equal and opposite force of the knowledge of the infinite mercy of Christ, which the 144,000 will have experience in because of their many failings and convictions, His tender mercy that they have so many times seen in Jesus’ limp body hanging between heaven and earth, between the wrath of God toward man and the wrath of man toward God, will empower those 144,000 warriors because they have already been obtaining His justification and renewing His new creation in them, and maintaining it. They alone will, in the end, be able to manage the stretch and strain to press for the mark of perfection in Christ.

The superhuman conviction of their sinfulness, which the 144,000 could never of themselves have even desired to look at, combined with a superhuman hope in mercy upon what seems to them unpardonable sins, a hope that they could, of themselves, never have produced, altogether brings them to the sealing victory over their past sins, branch and root. The empty of all life and hope corpse of their Lord, abused by heaven and earth, and hanging for all of heaven and earth to behold, is the only means to agonize, so sufficiently deeply and whole-heartedly that God is glorified and satisfied, so to give even the 144,000 the victory over the corrupting power of Satan. All the immeasurable Spirit of eternal life and hope that vacated the corpse of Christ on the cross has been passing to the new creatures in the bosom of Christ, and it will continue to pass to all who will keep their eyes on the new creature instead of on the traditions of the elders. For the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father” (Rom. 8:15), is the same God-sent “Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” (Gal. 4:6). 

That same Spirit of His Son also helps their infirmities, for the 144,000 know not what they should pray for as they ought. “The Spirit itself maketh intercession for [the 144,000] with groanings which cannot be uttered.” (Rom. 8:26). This Spirit of Christ intercedes in the 144,000 with as much power as He did in the apostolic church, to give them the necessary “strong faith and agonizing cries”, the “pleading with God”, “their countenances... pale and marked with deep anxiety” and “expressive of their internal struggle”. The “supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:19) in them strengthens them for the “large drops of perspiration” that “fell from their foreheads”, their “solemn, earnest, anxious look”, their “firmness and great earnestness”. Christ’s intercession by His presence and power working in them provides them the hope for “struggling with all their power to resist the evil angels” and for “trying to help themselves by calling upon God with perseverance. They even need Jesus’ help to prize “victory and salvation enough to perseveringly plead and agonize for it. All of this could never have arisen in them had they not received and kept from permanently losing, steadfastly to the end, the new creature gift of God to their soul.

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His [the Father’s] sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” (Heb. 4:13) “And He [the Father] that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit [of His Son], because He [the Spirit of Christ] maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (Rom. 8:27).

Not the Roman co-opted Corpus Christi in the papal Eucharist to the sun god, which is a paganized form of denying the new creation offspring of Christ, the devastated Mother of all living who died in hard labor for us. But, the real Corpus Christi, the utterly exhausted, limp carcase of the incarnated God, the antitype of the Red Heifer sacrifice that was burned to ashes is our single source of hope for mercy and intercession in our deepest woes and darkest hopelessness for mercy. Then those purified ashes that were sprinkled on flowing water for the typical purification of the flesh, will pass His eternal Spirit, divested of all personality of humanity, from His non-existent, previously incarnated soul, to antitypically wash away our guilt and fears, and cleanse our stained life. His Spirit is His real presence and power. His Spirit is Himself in the realest sense, even as our spirit is essentially us, more that our face or our body or our voice.

Since the beginning, the Father would one day say to Christ, our Propitiator, Your carcasesH6297 [H6297 peger From H6296; a carcase (as limp), whether of man or beast, a corpse, dead body; H6296 pâgar to relax, that is, become exhausted] shall fall in this wilderness... which have murmured against Me.” (Num. 14:29). 

It was at Kadesh Barnea that Jesus shows us not only how His Father’s mercy requires His Son to mediate for every human without any respect of persons, (as Moses mediated before Him for his whole nation). Moses pleaded that Christ’s mercy be as powerful as His justice. This shows that Jesus’ powerful mercy for sinners is equal to His greater Father’s powerful sense of justice against sin. And this equality isn’t because the Son has been co-eternal and co-equal by virtue of being a god who was identical to the god portraying “the Father”, and to the god portraying “the Spirit”, as the papal Trinity superstition glories in.

The Son of God is equal to His Father in the sense that His infinite mercy took all the infinite power of His Father’s justice all the way down into eternal death. It was the Son’s infinite destruction, His eternal loss of His beloved Father’s Spirit; it was His total emptying Himself of His own will that so much desired to be forever in the bosom of His Father, that satisfied His Father’s Law of infinite righteousness. The only begotten Son’s infinite demise was seen to be equal to the Father’s eternal self-existence. The only begotten Son is equal with His Father because His Father made Him equal by Their joint effort of giving and receiving the infinite wrath of God. “Even Jesus, made an High Priest for ever...” (Heb. 6:20). “Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great” (Isa. 53:12), Elohim being “the great”. And the Son revealed His Father in a way that had never before been known throughout the kingdom, or that could ever be surpassed by another government and Law of another kingdom. Neither Satan, nor all unlikely future potential Satans, could ever match such an eternal power and demonstration of love.

No other rebel could ever arise to attempt such a foolish venture. The holy intelligent universe now had riveted in their hearts and minds that God is eternally true, eternally the only faithful God of love. None other could take His place. Revelation 5:12-14 shows that forever, throughout the illimitable realms of space and time, from one sabbath to another and from one new moon to another, from the deepest realms of the universe, will the rounds of worship of ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands repeat “with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever.”