We have provided here several articles containing the preliminary study into the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, to enable the Readers who want to have a full perspective into all the prophecies of the Bible and the parables of Jesus, to attain a satisfactory result.
As a divinely appointed prophet in this time of the end, Sister Ellen. G. White is well-known among us as the founder of the Church. Hence she was also tasked to be our edifier of the body of Christ, and that is the reason why through her the Lord has sent us The Spirit of Prophecy to be the rules of implementation of the Law of the Ten Commandments. It is the Spirit of Prophecy of the message of the third angel of Revelation 14. To this end she said :
“In ancient times God spoke to men by the mouth of prophets and apostles (in the Bible). In these days (in this time of the end) He speaks to them by the testimonies of His Spirit. There was never a time when God instructed His people more earnestly than He instructs them now concerning His will, and the course that He would have them pursue” – Evangelism, p. 255, 256 (In brackets added).
The message of the third angel of Revelation 14, however, is not powerful enough to enlighten the earth. It must yet be combined with the message of the powerful angel of Revelation 18 : 1. This is according to the statements of John the Revelator, which have been interpreted later by Sister White in the following words :
“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” – Revelation 18 : 1.
“Then I saw another mighty angel commissioned to descend to the earth, to unite his voice with the third angel, and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory.…………..This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, joining it as the midnight cry joined the second angel’s message in 1844.” – Early Writings, p. 277.
Angel in the book of Revelation stands for several objects. The crying angel symbolizes a message, such as the first, the second, and the third angel of Revelation 14 : 6 – 9. The silent angel always symbolizes a people or a leadership, such as the angel of the Laodicean Church, which symbolizes The General Conference of SDA and all its ministers in the world.
If you believe in Sister White and her message of the third angel of Revelation 14, then you must unavoidably believe also in the message of Revelation 18 : 1 and its author Brother Victor T. Houteff to be the prophet. Both the prophets and their messages (the Spirit of Prophecy by Sister White and the Shepherd’s Rod by Bro. Houteff) are now to be found in the so-called THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY to meet its fulfillment of the prophecy of Revelation 19 : 10 (margin).
As the identity of God’s people in this time of the end is clearly shown in the Revelation 12 : 17 and Revelation 19 : 10 (margin) as keepers of the Law and the Testimony of Jesus Christ (which is the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY), then it should be understood that the Spirit of Prophecy by sister White is yet to be complemented with a new and the last message.
After studying carefully all the articles provided for you through this website as the introductory lessons, you are then respectfully requested to study right into the publications of THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY yourselves, beginning with the message of the angle of Revelation 18 : 1, to continue with the message of the third angel of Revelation 14 by Sister Ellen G. White. The last message provided for us by Bro. Victor T. Houteff, is found in his Shepherd’s Rod publications. This is indeed the core of the whole messages of THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY especially addressed to you and me in this time of the end.
However, since the spiritual knowledge of our people in this time of the end is so weak, that in His merciful kindness toward us the Lord would have His divinely appointed ministry provided us with the simplest truths first. This is the reason why the servant of the Lord has instructed the following statement :
"However, in conversing or studying with one whom you know to be a recent convert, you should exercise special care and judgment and tact in presenting only the simplest reform truths first, so as not to bewilder the mind of one who is only a "babe" (a "Maher-shal-al-hash-baz") in the Scriptures." - The Answerer, Book 5, p. 50.
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The more you are to be acquainted with the message as the rules of implementation of the Law, the more your knowledge of sin and all its details could be attained. And then everything depends upon you to decide, either to repent to be saved into the Kingdom, or to stay in ignorance for good.
Ellen G. White :
“Jesus saves men, n o t in sin, but f r o m sin; and those who love Him will show their love by obedience”. – Review and Herald, vol. 6, p. 45.
This means that the Lord would have saved us only with the whole truths. No partial truths could bring salvation to any mankind. If the Lord could have saved us with only partial truths, He should have saved all the people of the world in their partial truths respectifully. And that is illogical, injustice, and illegitimate as well. The Lord through His servant has warned :
"If the law could be changed, man might have been saved without the sacrifice of Christ; but the fact that it was necessary for Christ to give His life for the fallen race, proves that the law of God will not release the sinner from its claims upon him. It is demonstrated that the wages of sin is death. When Christ died, the destruction of Satan was made certain. But if the law was abolished at the cross, as many claim, then the agony and death of God’s dear Son were endured only to give to Satan just what he asked; then the prince of evil triumphed, his charges against the divine government were sustained. The very fact that Christ bore the penalty of man’s transgression is a mighty argument to all created intelligences, that the law is changeless; that God is righteous, merciful, and self-denying; and that infinite justice and mercy unite in the administration of His government." - Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 70.
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