God’s people and their position
in the period of the Laodicean Church
John the Revelator :
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” – Revelation 12 : 17.
I n t r o d u c t i o n
Since the Lord God has only o n e people of His own here on earth, who are the citizens of His kingdom, who keep the commandments of God as the basic Law, and have the testimony of Jesus, which has been developed into THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, containing all the rules of implementation of the Law, then there should have been no more need of so many Christian Churches in the world today with so many isms that differ one from another even up to now.
In the time of Jesus in the Palestine we know of only two religions that differ from each other : first the Judaism that held by the Jews who were against Jesus, and second is the Bible religion, which later became Christianism embraced by all followers of Jesus of old even up to this time of the end. Now, however, when we have reached the time of the end, just after the end time prophets have successfully interpreted for us all the mysteries of the Bible into the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, the prophetic word of Isaiah the prophet sounds more loudly now than ever before, when he said :
“And in that time seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel : only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.” – Isaiah 4 : 1.
Due to the fact that all the prophecies of the Bible have been interpreted and revealed just now in this time of the end, in the Laodicean Church of Seventh day Adventists, then the prophetic word of Isaiah would have unavoidably apply fully now. Number “7” means “completeness” that means that all the Christian Churches and also the Laodicean Church of Seventh day Adventists as the last one in the history of the New Testament inclusive, would have been implicated in the prophetic word of Isaiah. They will eat their own bread and wear their own apparel, which means that they will live upon their own creation of Bible doctrines, and they only need to be called by the name “Christian” from Christ the Lord to cover up all their falsehoods.
Let us spotlight the Laodicean Church
In the book of Revelation chapter 2 and 3 all the history of the New Testament has been divided according to those prophesied into seven periods of Churches. Due to the fact that the Lord God has only one people of His own in the earth, then the people who are now living in this time of the end, should inevitably be categorized in only the Laodicean Church. All other Churches, such as the Ephesian Church, the Smyrna, the Pergamos, the Thyatira, the Sardis, and the Philadelphian Church, have passed away. And all their people have died for a long time.
Although they all have ever been the people of God of those Churches during their periods respectively in the past, but due to the fact that they are no more alive now, and that those who are still alive, do not make any more progress in the doctrinal points of view of the Bible commensurate with the development of the Law and the Testimony or THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY up to this time of the end. And this is the fact that all of them should have been mentioned in the second angel message of the prophecy of Revelation 14 : 8 to be the fallen Churches. John the Revelator said :
“And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” – Revelation 14 : 8.
N o t e : Angel in the book of Revelation signifies two objects : angel that cries signifies a message of heavenly origin or a Bible doctrine. Whereas the silent angel signifies the people or the leaders. The first angel of Revelation 14 : 7 that cries represents the message of Bro. William Miller. The second angel that cries represents the message of how the Christian world fallen into the spiritual condition of Babylon of Old, when God confused the language of the people in the time of Noah to stop them from building the tower of Babylon. The third angel that cries of Revelation 14 : 9 represent the message of the Spirit of Prophecy by Mrs. Ellen G. White, who has documented all the three messages of the angels of Revelation 14 into her publications of the Spirit of Prophecy.
Whatever great is the number of Church Organizations in the world today in this time of the end, they could not be recognized in heaven nor here on earth (in the Bible) as the remnant Church of God whose spiritual identity is keeping the Law of the Ten Commandments as the basic Law of God and having the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY as the Rules of implementation of the basic Law. Such Churches could never be categorized in the Laodicean Church. Read : Revelation 12 : 17 above.
The Laodicean Church of God
has been developed in stages
The servant of the Lord Mrs. Ellen G. White is known to be founder of the Laodicean Church of Seventh-day Adventists ever since the beginning in 1844. According to the prophecy of Revelation 12 : 17 this Church is the last or the residue of the all New Testament Churches, that should be the target of attack by the dragon or the Enemy of God and men up to the end of time.
The first attack occurred in the General Conference of SDA in their session in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1888. As the result of failures in the Conference, the servant of the Lord Mrs. White had sent to them through the Review and Herald, in February 25, 1902, A Call For A Spiritual Revival and Reformation. However, up to this very moment the Call for that spiritual revival and reformation was never before received and obeyed by the Organization. Therefore, according to the spiritual reformation which is also a call for a re-organization, then came the next servant of God, Bro. Houteff, to offer the message to the General Conference of SDA in 1929. The message in 1929 was also rejected. Then in 1935 Bro. Houteff and his followers moved to Texas, and there the General Association of Davidian SDA has been established as a reorganized body of the General Conference of SDA.
Due to the fact that it is impossible for God to be represented here on earth by two Organizations who are against each other, then He should have approved the one only. And that is the reason why we should be sure that the angel of Laodicea should have been positively spewed out of Jesus’ mouth in 1935. Then ever since the Laodicean Church of God would have developed further as follows :
The first period : The Laodicean Church of SDA ever since the beginning in 1844.
The second period : The Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA from 1935 up to the death of Bro. Houteff in 1955.
The third period : The Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA of the little ones of those associations or groups scattered in the world today after 1955 up to 2027 when the kingdom is established.
The fourth period : The Laodicean Church of those the 144.000 with “a new name” of Isaiah 62 : 2.
The fifth period : The Laodicean Church of both fruits of the harvest both from the Church as the first fruits and then from the whole world as the second fruits in the Kingdom in the Palestine.
The whole period of the Laodicean Church as the seventh and the last in the history of the New Testament will end at the time when the probation closes in 2031.
The fact now is that we are now in the third period of the whole of the Laodicean period. In the third period now all the Davidians SDA of those scattered in small associations or groups should have understood that we are to be tested and investigated up to the time when the probation would have been closed for ever in 2027.
How the Laodicean Church of those associations
or groups of Davidian SDA scattered in the world today will be tested and investigated
Every present truth believers of Davidian SDA should have understood that we are no more allowed to be implicated in the sins of all those who are to be slaughtered in the prophecies of Isaiah 66 : 16 – 19, Ezekiel chapter 9, and Malachi chapter 3 : 1, 2. Those sins are among others could be presented to you as follows :
(1) “They that sanctify themselves and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst ………….” – Isaiah 66 : 17.
That means, we are no more allowed to abuse those holy Sabbath hours in the Church buildings to hear sermons from the pulpit nor participate in discussing several subject matters, in the Sabbath School lessons, which are no more of value to the salvation of the Laodiceans to the Kingdom in the Palestine. Let us remember always that through Prophet Zechariah we have been warned in the following words :
“This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” – Zechariah 4 : 6.
Zerubbabel represents Bro. Houteff as the last prophet of the Lord. And as a human being he represented also every one of us as a Laodicean of this time of the end. Thus the word of the Lord unto every one of us is, “NOT BY MIGHT (the might of the ministers in the pulpits and their sermons), NOR BY POWER (power of the Organization of the General Conference of SDA in USA through their Sabbath School Lessons, BUT BY MY SPIRIT, saith the Lord of hosts.” – Zechariah 4 : 6. Only by the SPIRIT OF GOD that has filled the golden bowl of the pictorial prophecy of Zechariah 4, with the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY that could have led us unto all truth and the things to come.
Since THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY as the combination of the message of the angel of Revelation 18 : 1 with the third angel message of the Spirit of Prophecy could no more be found in the Churches of SDA today, let us better shun all places of such during the Sabbath day.
(2) To return to the treasury of God His money of tithes and offerings as those stipulated in Malachi 3 : 10. That the money could be used to sustain the work of His messenger to prepare the way before Jesus as the messenger of the covenant to come suddenly to His temple. This is the message prophesied in Malachi chapter 3 and 4 that should be sustained from the tithes.
(3) We should be truly honest in applying the law of Health Reform of 1863. Read Isaiah 66 : 17. This is to show that the old law of Leviticus chapter 11 is no more valid now.
(4) We have to respect all the divinely appointed teachers, who teach in the light of the Rod those passages in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, which in one way or another need to be interpreted further for us. The result of their painstaking effort to have those passages interpreted would have been THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME. It is the only light that could have sifted out those categorized “c h a f f“ from among our midst. And then we will be made to see eye to eye, to be of the same mind, and to speak the same things.
(5) No more to affiliate with The Organization of Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas, USA. Because they are just the antitypical Sanhedrin of today in this time of the end.
(6) Also no more to affiliate with any of those Organizations in America, who had named themselves after Houteff’s own Organization of the General Association of Davidian SDA in Waco, Texas, USA. No more to affiliate with them, because they all are no more recognized by the Lord in Heaven nor on the earth in the Bible prophecies, in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY nor in any of Jesus’s parable in the New Testament.
(7) No more to have a desire to establish a new Mount Carmel Center to unite all the people of Davidian SDA, who are now scattered in many parts of the earth, because the Lord Himself is taking the rein in His own hands. Keep in mind the prophetic word in Zechariah 13 : 7 and the statement by Mrs. White in the Testimonies to Ministers, p. 300.
(8) The Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA of the little ones, who are now scattered in many parts of the earth are to be made seeing eye to eye, having the same mind, and speaking the same things by the power of THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME. It is not the power of any of the Organizations of Davidian SDA Headquarters in America today.
(9) And the work would have been accomplished soon on time by an additional power of the science and technology. To this end both the servants of the Lord ever said :
“In true science there can be nothing contrary to the teaching of the word of God, for both have the same Author. A correct understanding of both will always prove them to be in harmony. Truth, whether in nature or in revelation, is harmonious with itself in all its manifestations. But the mind not enlightened by God’s Spirit will ever be in darkness in regard to His power. This is why human ideas in regard to science so often contradict the teaching of God’s word.” -- EGW, 8 Testimonies, p. 258.
“Because the work is so broad, its expansion so vast, and its importance so great, God has inspired modern science to invent, and build speedy equipment to quickly finish His work.” -- VTH, 2 Shepherd’s Rod, p. 229.
The statements in the Spirit of Prophecy and in the Rod
should be applied wisely and with care
Due to the fact that the progress of science and technology is so fast, that we have to be very wise in applying the statements in the Bible, in the Spirit of Prophecy and in the Shepherd’s Rod, because it could be that most of the statements should have been left out, and no more of use. All the statements are not parts of the basic Law that is immutable, so that they must be obeyed at all times. They are just parts of the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, which is the By-laws that is changeable periodically. Thus, when a statement was ever successfully applicable in the past, it might be no more successful applicable in this time, and should be left out. Example : A prophetic statement in regard to the so-called : “Fishing and Hunting.” This statement seems to be no more much profitable at this time. Nevertheless they still could be applied in very limited sense. The works that are more profitable at this time would be through the media of internet and the like. All those are the products of science and technology, which have been inspired by the Lord Himself to speed up the accomplishment of His work in the future.
Second example : During the life time of Bro. Houteff all his followers in Waco, Texas, had been obliged every year to fill in a written contract of allegiance, in which they should have read several books, they should have lived up all the rules of Health Reform and Dress Reform, they should have returned to the treasury all the money of the first and the second tithes and the offerings, etc. And for those who had fulfilled their obligation to fill in the list, they will then be given a membership card issued right from the Headquarters in America, applied for a year. Thus is the membership card applied periodically every year.
After the death of the servant of the Lord in 1955, and after the Headquarters in Waco, Texas were sold to the Presbyterian Church in 1962, the story of the contract of allegiance was temporary halted. However, now after the Waco, Texas Headquarters were bought back in 1991 the present leadership of the Headquarters again brought the case to the fore. The problem now is what is the urgency for us to fill in such a contract, whereas we are no more affiliated with any Organizations of Mount Carmel Center in the world?
Such a contract of allegiance is surely needed, because it has been created by the servant of the Lord, Bro. Houteff himself. But the rules of the contract of allegiance themselves have been no more complete at this time of the end. The obligation to receive THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME could no more be found there in the list of the contract of allegiance. So the more the people show their allegiance to fill in the list of the contract, the more they stand up against the divinely appointed teachers of the Shepherd’s Rod and their teachings, and the more they will hide themselves from the PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME.
Thus, let it be understood that such a contract of allegiance could no more apply now as long as most of our people have been satisfied affiliated with their Organizations of Mount Carmel Center in America respectively. To such a condition like this Mrs. White ever warned us :
“We are living in the last days, when error of a most deceptive character is accepted and believed, while truth is discarded. The Lord will hold both ministers and people responsible for the light shining upon them. He calls upon us to work diligently in gathering up the jewels of truth, and placing them in the framework of the gospel.” -- Gospel Workers, p. 289.
S u m m a r i e s
From the very mysterious book of Revelation we could have understood, that the Lord God had divided all the history of the New Testament into seven periods of Churches, namely :
(1) The period of the Church of Ephesian, (2) The period of the Church of Smyrna, (3) The period of the Church of Pergamos, (4) The period of the Church of Thyatira, (5) The period of the Church of Sardis, (6) The period of the Church of Philadelphia, and the period of the Church of Laodicea.
We are now living in the very last period of the Laodiceans Church of the Church of Seventh-day Adventists, that was ever since the beginning founded by the servant of the Lord, Mrs. Ellen G. White in 1844. The prophetic name of the Church is : L a o d i c e a, that mean people proclaiming judgment or the judicial session. And that is the judgment or the judicial session that has begun in the heavenly sanctuary in October 22, 1844, to investigate the cases of all the people of God who are now resting in their graves ever since the time of Adam and Eve.
Due to the fact that the Lord God has only one people of His own on the earth, who keep His commandments and have the testimony of Jesus which is the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, then during the time of the Churches respectively, there must be a people of God, a religious Organization, that based upon the same religious doctrine respectively, which were the basic Law and the By-laws of the kingdom of Heaven.
It is impossible for God to recognize so many Organizations of Christian Churches in the world, specifically in this time of the end, when the people are still failing to observe His basic Law of the Ten Command-mends and its Rules of implementation of the Law in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY.
In the meantime according to the prophecy by John the Revelator in Revelation 12 : 17, it is no wonder if the Laodicean Church of God should have been suffered time and again from the wrath of the dragon and its agents who are mostly coming from within our own rank and file. And the result of their “knockout blows” the Laodicean Church should have been divided in several periods of time, and now we have come in the Third Period. In this period the Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA scattered associations or groups, who are under the PRECIOUS LIGHT exist. Although we may be found scattered in many places in the world, the PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME would have led us unto having the same mind, seeing eye to eye, and speaking the same things. Then is the 144.000 elected saints of God to come up on the stage of the history.
C o n c l u s i o n
Dear fellow believers in the Rod message. In fact our fight is not as yet complete. Never more to think that after having been awarded with the membership card from the Headquarters of Davidian SDA in Waco, Texas, USA, that your election to the membership of the 144.000 Israelites of God in the future would have been surely fixed for good.
Although we have read and studied all the books of the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy and the Shepherd’s Rod message, and even having living up all those messages regularly up to this very moment, the fact is now clear that THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME is yet to be sought after.
Remember that there are yet many more passages of the message in the golden bowl, which in one way or another need to be interpreted further in the light of the Rod. The result of those painstaking efforts on the part of the divinely appointed teachers, THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME would have come to enlighten every one of us. Then will all the “chaff” categorized Davidians be sifted out from our midst, and then we will be made to see eye to eye, to have the same mind, and to have the capacity to speak the same things. And later with one mouth to praise the Lord God.