Beware of those of
and their teachings
The people of God on the earth should have been recognized as religionist people of fundamentalism, because we are accountable to God to teach only the truth of God’s word in the Bible. Thus all the truth taught must be positively sure according to those written by the servants of the Lord of the Old Testament prophets, of the apostles of the New Testament, and of those the end time prophets, both Mrs. Ellen G. White and Bro. Victor T. Houteff. However, we are also permitted to freely teach and speak and to do whatever things we could to enable the truth penetrate into the mind of those who are usually against every new truth presented in the church.
There are several methods given us by the Lord God to those who want to teach the truth more successfully, such as using symbols and representations of various kinds. To this Mrs. White said :
“By the use of CHARTS, SYMBOLS, and REPRESENTATIONS of various kinds, the minister can make the truths stand out clearly and distinctly. This is a help, and in harmony with the word of GOD.” – Gospel Workers, p. 355.
We also could have used several methods of interpretations from the law science, for Mrs. White had also 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.” -- Testimonies, vol. 8, p. 258.
The servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff even had ever said :
“That the Bible reveals its tremendous truths in divers ways – in n u m e r i c s, in symbols and figures, in parables and allegories, in dreams and visions, in types and providences --- is even more fully recognized in the anomalous experience of ancient Israel’s going into Egypt. In it every informed Bible student discerns, not mere happenstance, but purposive design wrought by the omnipotent hand of Providence.” — The Shepherd’s Rod, vol. 1, p. 37 (pocket edition)
And for those who serve as ministers of the gospel, they are in need to dig deeper than ever before, because Mrs. White said :
“Many who are serving as gospel ministers need to study the Word. Revelation means something revealed, which all are to understand. Dig deep for the truth. Plead with the Lord for an understanding of His Word. ………………. Never rest satisfied with a partial knowledge of the truth, pieced out with some weak suppositions.” -- Manuscript Releases, vol. 1, p. 38.
“Ignorance is no excuse now for the transgression of the law. The light shines clearly, and none need be ignorant, for the great God Himself is man‘s instructor.” -- Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 162.
We even could have used of the result of science and technology to speed up the work of proclaiming the message unto all Davidian in the world. And to this Bro. Houteff ever said :
“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.” -- The Shepherd’s Rod, Vol. 2, p. 229.
The narrow-minded fundamentalism, therefore, was never before known during the lifetime of Bro. Houteff and his followers. Nevertheless, long before he died in 1955 he has ever warned us in the following words :
“Everything that can be done against God’s message of today will be done with even a greater vengeance than was manifest against Heaven’s message in the days of Christ’s first advent, for the Devil knows that if he loses now, he loses forever --- that he is to have no other chance. Unparalleled, therefore, is the urgency that every eleventh-hour church member now quickly and solidly brace himself against the Enemy’s effort to deliver a knockout blow.
“We must be alert, too, to realize that the blow is to come from surprisingly unsuspected foes --- from professed friends of the gospel, who are no less pious than were the priests in Christ’s day. It is, moreover, but to be expected that the Adversary will employ every agency possible to prevent the Lord from disclosing to view His now obscure 144.000 first fruit servants, who are to go gather in the second fruits (Revelation 7 : 9). The Enemy will try everything conceivable to confuse, becloud, and cover up the Truth, especially on the subject of the 144.000.” -- The White House Recruiter, p. 33.
It means that just in this time of the end, after the death of the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff, there are several professed (organized) friends of the gospel to erupt among us, who are no less pious than were the priests of the Sanhedrin in Christ’s day in the Palestine. They are unavoidably the antitypical Sanhedrin of today in this time of the end.
The narrow-minded Fundamentalism
The narrow-minded fundamentalism has its origin with the priests of the Organization of Sanhedrin in Christ’s day in the Palestine. Although not all the Jews of that time affiliated with the Organization of the Sanhedrin, which had all the power over the Organization of that time, it is the Organization of the Sanhedrin and its followers who were the only people that had spilled the blood of the Lord Jesus the Savior of all mankind of this world of sin on the Cross of Calvary.
Due to the fact that the negative fundamentalism was born again in this time among the present truth believers, who survived the death of Bro. Victor T. Houteff in 1955, let us therefore be very careful that this is only to meet the fulfillment of the warning given us earlier in the booklet “The White House Recruiter,” p. 33.
They are unavoidably the professed friends of the gospel of the antitypical Sanhedrin in this time of the end. They have regained power over the Mount Carmel Center original location in Waco, Texas, after buying it back from the Presbyterian Church in 1991. And now in regard to their narrow-minded fundamentalism, then as swell as how the Jewish priests in the past had ever condemned the Lord Jesus for transgressing the sanctity of the Sabbath law, by heeling the sicks and for picking up wheat on the Sabbath to fill their hungry, thus is how the antitypical Sanhedrin of today in Waco, Texas, USA has issued their following rules of limitation :
a. Teachers and ministers are not allowed to write much, so that they would not unwittingly be implicated in the sin of adding to nor subtracting from the message as those prohibited in Revelation 22 : 18, 19.
b. All Shepherd’s Rod books must be printed in small format, according to the original size.
c. Teachers are not allowed to teach using any kind of representation such as charts, symbols, etc. except those charts of Bro. Houteff’s own made.
d. The Organization does not recognize the so-called divinely appointed teachers and ministers from outside of Mount Carmel Center, whose dedication to the work is without the laying on of hands before their congregation. Although Mrs. White had ever mentioned of those teachers and ministers in her book, The Acts of the Apostles, p. 110.
e. To avoid being implicated in the sin of adding to and subtracting from the message, they strictly impose upon their people the rules forbidding them from writing and speaking too much when teaching the message before the people.
f. They also oppose the so-called “time setting” of the coming of Jesus either in the Palestine or of the second coming of Jesus in the air.
Is it wrong for them to buy back the original site
of Mt. Carmel Center of God after nearly 30 years long deserted?
We have to understand that all prophecies of the Old Testament, the book of Revelation and those parables of Jesus, would have met their fulfillment in the time of the end. The death of the servant of the Lord Bro. Victor T. Houteff in 1955 has met its fulfillment of the prophecy of Zechariah 13 : 6, 7 in the following words :
“And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands ? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts : smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered : and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.” – Zechariah 13 : 6, 7.
It is an undeniable fact to admit that this prophecy was ever first fulfilled with the Lord Jesus Himself during His first mission in Palestine. However, since all the Old Testament prophets prophesied mainly for the time of the end, and since most of the prophecy of Zechariah 13 has been interpreted by Bro. Houteff for the time of the end, then the prophecy of Zechariah 13 : 6, 7 must unavoidably apply also to Bro. Houteff and his followers in this time of the end. Thus after the death of the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff, and after the liquidation of the Mount Carmel Center in 1962 and then sold, then all the associations of Mount Carmel Center and all the followers of Houteff would have been scattered. And the Lord will no more permit them to reunite, because He would have turned His hand right upon them as “the little ones.”
We all know that as soon as after the death of the servant of the Lord in 1955, there had been established several Mount Carmel Centers in USA to succeed Houteff and his Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas. So if the associations of Davidian SDA in all the world should have been scattered as “the little ones”, then those newest established Mount Carmel Centers of Davidian SDA after the death of Bro. Houteff should have been “the greater ones.” The Lord will no more let His people unite into a new Organized Body of Davidian SDA. For He would have His own divinely appointed teachers to t e a c h in the light of the Rod those passages in the golden bowl, which in one way or another need to be interpreted for us. And thus only will all Present Truth believers of those little ones, could ever be made to see eye to eye, to have the same mind, and to speak the same things. And then will the 144.000 elected saints of God be ready for the sealing and for their deliverance to the Palestine.
The message of the
Eleventh-Hour Call and its function
Since no more prophecies nor any statement from the servants of the Lord could be found in this time of the end to direct us to the re-establishment of an Organization to unite all the present truth believers who are now scattered after the death of the servant of the Lord, then let us all be sure, that whatever great is the number of those associations now scattered, the hands of the Lord Himsef are to take care of all of them. The Lord will work through His divinely appointed t e a c h e r s of the Rod to take care of all of them.
The message of the Shepherd’s Rod as the message of the Eleventh-Hour Call, after the death of Bro. Houteff in 1955, could no more save any Organization of Mount Carmel Center of Davidian SDA in the world. This should have been understood, because they could no more be deemed as standing idle in the market places, either of the Laodicean Church of SDA nor of the Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA.
Bro. Houteff was known as the very first person standing idle in the market place of the Laodicean Church of SDA, when the Lord Jesus picked him up to represent Him on earth as the householder of the vineyard. He later had called all others of his fellow workers, who were standing idle in the same market place of the Laodicean Church of SDA. They were then burdened with the task to have the General Conference of SDA re-organized into the General Association of Davidian SDA in Waco, Texas, according to the call for a spiritual revival and reformation by Mrs. White in the Review and Herald of February 25, 1902. Thus as long as the servant of the Lord, Bro. Houteff lived, he would have been the only servant of God to represent Him here on earth. Nevertheless, after the death of the servant of the Lord, they as an organized body of the Mount Carmel Center should have been dissolved. This should be understood, because they could no more be deemed standing idle in the market place of the Laodicean Church of SDA.
The m a r k e t of the Laodicean Church of SDA still exists under the control of the angel of Laodicea or the General Conference of SDA which had ever before been spewed out of Jesus’ mouth in 1935. Whereas the message of the Eleventh-Hour Call is still in progress being proclaimed in the churches of Laodicea up to the end of the sealing time in the future.
Meanwhile all Present Truth believers of Davidian SDA are now scattered under the guiding hand of the Lord God Himself, although without any organization of Mount Carmel Center to get them all united.
After the year 1955
After the demise of the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff
The Laodicean Church according to John the Revelator is the last Church of God covering the last part of the history of the New Testament. This last part of the history of the Laodicean Church could again be divided into three main periods : The first one is the Laodicean Church of SDA established by the servant of God, Mrs. E.G. White in 1844. By the coming of Bro. Victor T. Houteff in 1929 with his message of the Shepherd’s Rod, we then arrived at the second period of the Laodicean Church, which is the Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA. And when the 144.000 elected saints of God gather in the Palestine after the purification of the Church prophesied in Ezekiel 9, then is the last period to be the Laodicean Church of a new name that would be named by the Lord Jesus Himself in the future. Read Isaiah 62 : 2.
We need also know that Bro. Houteff is the last prophet from among the end time prophets prophesied by prophet Amos in Amos 3 : 7. From Zechariah chapter 4 we know that this last prophet is Zerubbabel. There is no more any other prophet to come after him. Regarding Zerubbabel and his identity prophet Zechariah said :
“The hands of Zerubbabel had laid the foundation of this house ; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.” – Zechariah 4 : 9.
If the hands of Mrs. White had laid the foundation of the Laodicean Church of SDA, then Bro. Victor T. Houteff would inevitably be the man who laid the foundation of the Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA. And since the hands of Zerubbabel also that shall finish the building of the house in the future, it must unavoidably be understood that the message of the Shepherd’s Rod that has united with the Spirit of Prophecy into THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY (of Rev. 19 : 10) in the golden bowl of Zechariah’s prophecy will be the foundation of the future house, which is the kingdom of the 144.000 saints of God in the Palestine.
The building of the future house or Kingdom in Palestine will be accomplished on time, and the message of the Eleventh-Hour Call would have successfully invited the 144.000 elected saints of God out from the market places of the Laodicean Church of SDA as well as from the Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA. to work in the vineyard.
And then the proclamation of the third angel’s message with a loud voice unto all the world under the power of the Spirit of Latter Rain would have been accomplished in only about 4 years, and the probation for all the inhabitants of the whole world is to close in the year 2031 forever and ever.
The Divinely appointed T e a c h e r s are to
succeed the servant of God Bro. Houteff to prepare the 144.000 elected saints of God for their future deliverance
Although up to the death of both the servants of God : Mrs. White and Bro. Houteff, all the Testaments of the Bible have all been interpreted into the golden bowl which represents THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY of the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4, there are yet several more passages of the message in the golden bowl that are not as yet fully understood. That is the reason why that we must read carefully from the following paragraph below what shall we do further as those directed by the servant of the Lord here below before he died :
“That Only Which Should Be Taught !
“The Bible and the books of the Spirit of Prophecy being the sole source of the Shepherd’s Rod message, therefore when the Rod is taught, the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy are taught. And since none but the Spirit of Truth, who transmitted the mysteries of Inspiration, can interpret them, then those who attempt to teach them without this inspired interpretational Authority, inevitably fall into the forbidden practice of private interpretation (2 Pet. 1 : 20) --- the great evil which has brought Christendom into its present almost – boundless state of schism and consequent confusion, strive, and impotency.
As we dare not follow in such a path, we must therefore, as teachers of the Shepherd’s Rod (the official publications of the Davidian SDA Association), teach only in the light of the Rod those passages which in one way or another need to be interpreted. Thus only will all Present Truth believers ever become of the same mind, seeing eye to eye and speaking the same things. (1 Cor. 1 : 10; 1 Pet. 3 : 8; Isa. 52 : 8). – Fundamental Beliefs of Davidian SDA, pp. 26, 27.
Attention : Victor T. Houteff is a prophet. He is not a teacher. What he told us above : “… as teachers of the Shepherd’s Rod, teach only ….etc.” That means more than one teacher would have come. This statement would inevitably be fulfilled after he died in 1955.
So after the death of the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff, there would have come up to the surface the divinely appointed t e a c h e r s of the Rod, to meet also the prediction of Mrs. White in her book : The Acts of the Apostles, p. 110.
Since their dedication to the work is without the laying on of hands before a congregation, they would not be much recognized by our people. This should have been understood, because they are not the organizational appointed ones. They are to teach in the light of the Rod those passages in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY of the golden bowl of the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4, which in one way or another need to be interpreted, because those passages were not as yet understood and fulfilled during the lifetimes of Mrs. White and Bro. Houteff. However through their painstaking efforts, resulted in a PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME, then is the word of Bro. Houteff to be fulfilled when he said :
“Thus only will all Present Truth believers ever become of the same mind, seeing eye to eye and speaking the same things. (1 Cor. 1 : 10; 1 Pet. 3 : 8; Isa. 52 : 8). – Fundamental Beliefs of Davidian SDA, pp. 26, 27.
That is, thus only will all the 144.000 elected saints of God be united, first doctrinally united wherever we are in the world today, and then physically united later when the time has come for all of us to be delivered to the Holy Land.
Please make use of the
“ PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME “
All the interpretations on the passages of the message in THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY presented us by the divinely appointed t e a c h e r s of the Rod, would have been just the Precious Light Appropriate for this time. To this Mrs. White said :
“God will arouse His people; if other means fail, heresies will come in among them, which will s i f t them, separating the c h a f f (not tares) from the w h e a t. The Lord calls upon all who believe His word to awake out of sleep. Precious light has come, appropriate for this time. It is Bible truth, showing the perils that are right upon us. This light should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the positions which we hold.” – 5 Testimonies for the Church, pp. 707 – 708. (In brackets added)
God’s people in the time of Mrs. White were not as yet divided into two categories of wheat and the tares. Even those chaff categorized ones were not as yet known to her. And even during the whole lifetime of Houteff the so-called chaff categorized Davidians were not as yet known to him. Thus the statement by Mrs. White above would have been fulfilled after 1955, after the death of the servant of the Lord.
Thus those who are to reveal to us the “chaff “qualified Davidians and all their identities would be none others than the divinely appointed teachers alone. Through their message which is now enlightening us we should have been aware that it is just THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME. To this Mrs. White added :
“It is Bible truth, showing the perils that are right upon us. This light should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the positions which we hold.” -- TESTIMONIES, VOL. 5, P. 707 – 708.
C O N C L U D E D
Although the Organization of Mount Carmel Center and its diehard followers who embraced the narrow-minded fundamentalism still continue to blame the divinely appointed teachers for being implicated in sin of adding to and subtracting from the message of those mentioned in Revelation 19 : 18, 19, they are unable to prove their condemnation based upon the law and the testimony or THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY now available in our midst.
Since THE PRECIOUS LIGHT was never before known during the lifetimes of Sister White and Bro. Houteff, so that none of it could ever be documented for us in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, that this might be one of the reasons of why they persist to condemn the teachers for having been implicated in the sin of adding to and subtracting from the message. However let us be aware for what is meant by THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME has been long beforehand informed to us by the servant of the Lord, Mrs. E. G. White. That the light in more details is now presented to us through the divinely appointed teachers of the Rod. And to that end the servant of the Lord has emphasized : “It is Bible truth, showing the perils that are right upon us. This light should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the positions which we hold.” -- Testimonies, vol. 5, pp. 707 – 708.
Suppose I have been established in the Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA, and having fully embraced the New Light from THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY of the golden bowl, so that now having been in a position of trust in the Organization of Mount Carmel Center, but just when this “PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME” comes knocking at the door, I am unavoidably to change my mind for the worse or for the better, to change the position which I now hold.
If during the lifetime of Bro. Houteff w e as a people standing idle in the market place, had ever been affiliated with him to proclaim the message of the Eleventh-Hour Call in all the market place of the Laodicean Church of SDA, then n o w, in the market place of the Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA, we as a people n o w standing idle in the market place of the Laodicean Church of Davidian SDA, we should have been ready to embrace THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME presented to us by the divinely appointed teachers of the Rod. For thus only will all Present Truth believers ever become of the same mind, to see eye to eye, and to speak the same things. Then and only then could we be made ready to be received into the 144.000 appointed workers of the Eleventh-Hour Call to be sent unto the vineyard of all the world to accomplish the proclamation of the third angel message up to the close of probation in the heavenly court of justice in the heavenly sanctuary.