history reveals, up to the day, month and year of its fulfillment.
Ellen G. White :
“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.” --- 8 Testimonies, p. 258.
Some of the knowledge known among us is History. Especially for us Christians of the Laodicean Church of this time of the end, the knowledge of the history of the Bible along with the origin of humans and their religion has almost not at all been owned. Most people even think that the Bible is perfectly complete, able to interpret itself, so that no more other biblical parts or books of the Bible should have been added to it, although maybe newer and wider in content than the existing Bible, which was the last completed by John the Revelator with his very mysterious book of Revelation in the year 96.
Even though only a few people want to understand, that the Bible is inevitably still in need to be supplemented with the next inspiration books, which during the Old Testament history were called "Testimonies" (Isaiah 8 : 20), and in the history of the New Testament is called "Testimony of Jesus or the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY (Revelation 19 : 10), and in the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4, is symbolized by a GOLDEN BOWEL that is full of GOLDEN OIL. And what has now become a reality among us in the form of books of THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, namely a combination of 2 (two) messages from the prophets of the end times: the Spirit of Prophecy by Mrs. Ellen G. White and the Shepherd's Rod by Br. Victor T. Houteff. That these two end-time prophets who had come to fulfill their prophecy in the writing of Amos 3 : 7.
In true science of History, there can be nothing contrary to the teachings of the Word of God
Every modern man of this age cannot deny to understand what is meant by history. Every Indonesian who lived at this time could not deny the fact, that the Indonesian Nation had ever been under the rule of the Dutch Colonial Government for so many years. We may not know up to the number of days, months and the entire years of the past historical events, but all of those have ever happened, so that the fullness of days, months and the years of their history cannot be denied. The same is true with every other nation on this earth. All of them each with their own history which includes years, months, and days from the fullness of their respective histories.
The servant of the Lord Mrs. White emphasized that in true science, especially in this case the true history of the world, there can be nothing contrary to the teaching of the Word of God, because both of them come from God Himself.
“For all the prophets and the l a w prophesied until John.” --
( Matthew 11 : 13 )
The apostle John was popularly known for his appearance in the year 27 AD because he was the one who baptized Jesus on the Jordan river. So, the year 27 AD should have been the last time limit of the Old Testament prophets to write their books. From the words of the apostle Matthew above, it can be understood, that the prophets of the Old Testament along with the ceremonial law of the prophet Moses, all of them prophesied, predicting various events and experiences of the people of God throughout the history of this time of the end. Thus, the angel Gabriel in his response to the question raised by prophet Daniel who asked of when the end of all the prophetic things he witnessed to be fulfilled, then the answer from the angel was :
“Go thy way Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly : and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” – Daniel 12 : 8 – 10.
The angelic words of Gabriel confirm that all that is still a secret in the time of the prophet Daniel, will be inevitably interpreted and revealed in this time of the end in the Laodicean Church of Seventh-day Adventists. And it is impossible to be interpreted in any other Church denomination. However, the result is that the Laodicean Church of SDA will break, at least into 2 (two) main groups, namely:
- The candidates of the 144,000 God's elected saints in the future, those who are to be sanctified and made white, but tried at the impending cleansing of the coming Laodicean Church, because they still have to go through the time of Jacob's trouble.
- The wicked who intentionally won't understand Daniel's prophecies along with its complement in the book of Revelation, whose understanding has now been exhausted for not believing in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY.
It turns out that not only the prophecies of the Old Testament prophets, the book of Revelation and the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY from the End Times prophets will reveal to us the characteristics of the wicked ones among us, even those in the group of the candidates of the 144,000 elected saints of God themselves will be found the wicked ones. These are the people who will no longer be able to be made to see eye to eye, to have the same mind, and to speak the same things, by the chosen Shepherd’s Rod teachers of the Lord, who will just come up before the end of the sealing time of the 144,000 in the near future.
Prophecy predicts, History revealed the events
The Prophets of the Old Testament and the Law and the book of Revelation did prophesy, the end-time prophets revealed the historical events in their fullness of those prophesied in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. Then, Mrs. White as the servant of the Lord said :
“Each of the ancient prophets spoke less for their own time than for ours, so that their prophesying is in force for us.” – 3 Selected Messages, p. 388.
For this reason, that the angel of the Laodicean Church of SDA and their ministers of the gospel were ordered as follows:
“Ministers should present the sure word of prophecy as the foundation of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists. The prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation should be carefully studied, and in connection with them the words, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” --- Gospel Workers, p. 148.
But what is the fact now in reality ? Due to the fact that in reality is very different, then through the prophetic words of prophet Zechariah God reaffirms :
“This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, n o r by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” – Zechariah 4 : 6.
THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, as a combination of the third angel message of Revelation 14 and the message of the Shepherd's Rod from the angel of Revelation 18 : 1 from the servant of the Lord Victor T. Houteff has come, but not through the personal power of the pastors who preach it from the pulpit, n o t e v e n through the power of the General Conference of SDA Organization to teach it through their Sabbath School books, but through the servants of the Lord’s own choice through the SPIRIT of GOD himself and through "BOOKS" which contain a combination of the two messages in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY from Revelation 19 : 10, which will illuminate this earth up to the end of the time of probation.
The prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4 has been fully interpreted into the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. From the fact that we are now living in the fullness of the history of the prophecy of Revelation 3 : 14 - 22, and because the spiritual condition of the Laodicean Church of SDA are now truly as those prophesied, then the prophecy of the prophet Zechariah chapter 4 above should have been fulfilled as follows:
The combination of the two messages which is now illuminating the earth, begins in the Laodicean Church itself in the framework of purifying the Church according to that prophesied in Daniel 8 : 14, which will produce the first fruits of the first harvest from the Laodicean Church, namely the 144,000 elected saints of God in the future.
The occurrence of events and t i m e in terms of years, months and days are inseparable.
THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY turns out to not only reveal to us the events that have been predicted in the prophecies of the Old Testament prophets and the book of Revelation, but even includes the time of various related events which are inseparable in terms of years, months, even weeks and days or date of the month in question. For example: The events of Jesus' second coming in the future. Jesus himself said:
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” --- Matthew 24 : 36.
This means : the year, the month, the week and the day of the coming of Jesus actually should have been known, except for the days and hours of those of the second coming of the Lord, which is yet to be informed unto us later. So to arrive at the great event of Jesus' second coming, we must go through the following important events :
- Our current year of existence (2018).
- The Year of the Establishment of the Kingdom of David in Palestine in 2027.
- The Year of the End of the proclamation of the Gospel unto the whole world, or the year of the close of probation for all the inhabitants of the earth to repent in 2031.
- The period of 15 (fifteen months) for the seven wraths of God foretold in Revelation chapter 16 to be poured into the earth in sequence. This period is also known as the period of the last seven plagues to be poured on the earth after the close of probation.
- It's time for the second coming of Jesus, and the beginning of the next 1000 years of millennium. This is where the earth will be emptied of all living things in it, and Satan and all his angels will be placed herein as like as chained for a thousand years up to the second resurrection of the wicked at the end of the 1000 years of millennium.
For those who no longer experience death on this earth, they would have the ability to calculate the fullness of the history of the events prophesied above according to their calendar years, even if possible up to the day, the month and the year according to the events predicted by the prophecies. But especially regarding the second coming of Jesus, the day and the hour still cannot be known, because they will be kept away from us to know them until just before the arrival itself.
Year, month and day
of the main events that were prophesied
A. The establishment of the Davidic kingdom in Palestine
The servant of the Lord, Bro. Houteff said :
“The church of Christ’s day was determined to have the kingdom set up then, when not all was yet ready for it; the church of today is determined not to have it now, when ‘the end of all things is at hand’ (1 Pet. 4 : 7) --- when the time is fully come! The Jews wanted back the kingdom which they had lost --- a kingdom of sin and sinners. They were eager to be freed from Roman bondage only, instead of from sin and sinners also.” --- Mount Zion at the Eleventh Hour, p. 73.
“The apostles positively believed that Christ was to set up His kingdom a t His first advent, but they, too, had to change their belief.” – Timely Greetings, Vol. 1, No. 13, pp. 6, 7.
“The Jews wanted a kingdom of their own, a kingdom of this world (saint and sinner in it). Yes, they wanted a kingdom on earth, but none in Heaven. What is more, they wanted it two thousand years ahead of schedule. Now, ironically, in the time of the restoration of the Kingdom, the Denomination takes an opposite attitude: It wants a kingdom in Heaven, but none on earth.” – Timely Greetings, Vol. 1, No. 15, p. 20.
After learning that Jesus had come and been baptized in the hands of John in the year 27 AD, then as to the words of the Lord's servant above, that they wanted the kingdom to be established too soon, 2000 years ahead the time. That means that the kingdom will be established in the year 2027 to come. And how can we find the d a y and the m o n t h from this very historic event?
Due to the fact that according to the apostle in Matthew 11 : 13, that "prophets - and the l a w ( the ceremonial L a w of Moses ) did prophesy ……......, then the day or date of the month in which the sealing of the 144,000 elected saints of God is to take place, it must also be known, because all those are the main parts of the process of establishing the future kingdom of David in Palestine.
Let us, therefore, turn to the ceremonial law of Moses, which also did prophesy to find the day and the month of the sealing time of the 144.000 servants of the Lord. Thus in Houteff's booklet entitled: THE JUDGMENT AND THE HARVEST is to be found the interpretation of the ceremonial law, to find the day and the month of the year 2027 in the future, to be the time of the establishment of the Davidic Kingdom in the Palestine.
In the 2 (two) drawing charts therein, in the main chart of the booklet will be found how we arrive at the date and month of the sealing of the 144,000 servants of God in the future. Thus the sealing is to take place in October 2, 2027.
B. The end of the time of probation / time of repentance on this earth.
The Lord Servant Mrs. White said:
“I saw angels hurrying to and fro in heaven. An angel with a writer’s inkhorn by his side returned from the earth and reported to Jesus that his work was done, and the saints were numbered and sealed. Then I saw Jesus, who had been ministering before the ark containing the ten commandments, throw down the censer. He raised His hands, and with a loud voice said, “It is done.” And all the angelic host laid off their crowns as Jesus made the solemn declaration, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still : and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still : and he that is holy, let him be holy still. Every case had been decided for life or for death.” --- Early Writings, pp. 279, 280.
“In the midst of the week He shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.” In A.D. 31 three and a half years after His baptism, our Lord was crucified. With the great sacrifice offered upon Calvary, ended that system of offerings which for four thousand years pointed forward to the Lamb of God. Type had met antitype, and all the sacrifices and oblations of the ceremonial system were there to cease.” - The Great Controversy, pp. 327, 328.
Since the fall of Adam and Eve in sin until Christ's death in Golgotha there were 4000 years. Since the year of Christ's death in Golgotha is well known according to the following words of the Lord's servant :
“In the Spring of A.D. 31, Christ, the true Sacrifice, was offered on Calvary. Then the veil of the temple was rent in twain, showing that the sacredness and significance of the sacrificial service had departed. The time had come for the earthly sacrifice and oblation to cease.” --- Prophets and Kings, p. 699.
Then we will get the year 3969 BC as the first year of human fall in sin. The calculation is : 4000 years - 31 years = 3969. The fall is in the year 3969 BC.
Mrs. White then said:
“Satan work of ruin is forever ended. For six thousand years he has wrought his will, filling the earth with woe and causing grief throughout the universe. The whole creation has groaned and travailed together in pain. Now God’s creatures are forever delivered from his presence and temptations.. . . . . And a shout of praise and triumph ascends from the whole loyal universe. ‘The voice of a great multitude, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a mighty thunderings, is heard, saying: “Alleluia : for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” – Revelation 19 : 6.” --- Great Controversy, p. 673.
God has never before stopped ruling even for a second. Therefore the words above: ‘Alleluia : for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth,” proves that Christ has just put off His priestly robe to become king again. This event happened at the close of the time of probation, when he officially announced: “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still : and he that is holy, let him be holy still. Every case had been decided for life or for death.” --- Early Writings, pp. 279, 280.
Since the year of the fall of man in sin was known to be in 3969 BC., then the end of the period of the 6000 years will inevitably fall in the year 2031 .AD. The calculation is 6000 years - 3969 years = 2031 years, that is the year 2031 in the future. The calculation was also confirmed by Br. Victor T. Houteff, the last prophet of this time of the end, who ever said :
“Therefore our symbolical number of the Bible time, 600, should be multiplied by 10. Thus, 600 X 10 = 6.000 years of probationary time. This proves the length of time Christ will be a Saviour for sinners ; and that our sinful world will be 6.000 years old when probation closes ; and that we are living in the time of the end. It also proves that Christ is the only Saviour of the world, in perfect harmony with the word : For there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” – ( Acts 4 : 12 ).“ -- The Harvest ( Tract No. 3 Supplement ) p. 10.
When the time of probation closes, it soon followed by the seven last plagues poured upon this earth one after another for a duration of 15 months. All the wicked and those who neglect salvation offered to them during the time of probation will be tortured to death during the period of the seven last plagues. So is it all that was ever prophesied in the book of Revelation 16.
C. The second coming of Jesus Christ
In his book The Shepherd’s Rod Brother Houteff said :
“From that point of the chart ( close of probation ) to the second coming of Christ and the beginning of the millennium, there will be fifteen months ---- “a season and a time.” ( Daniel 7 : 11, 12. ) – The Shepherd’s Rod, vol. 2, p. 161.
So the second coming of the Lord Jesus will be in the Year ( 2031 + 15 Months ) = the Year 2033 in the future. But regarding the day and the hour, it is yet to be made known later by GOD the FATHER HIMSELF.
C O N C L U S I O N
The Apostle Matthew had ever told us, that not only the old Testament prophets did prophesy, but also the ceremonial law of Moses did the same. Since the Basic Law of the Ten Commandments did not prophesy, then the only Law that did prophesy is unavoidably the ceremonial Law of Moses the prophet.
Even though all the ceremonies required in the ceremonial law of Moses the prophet should have met their fulfillment in the death of Jesus in the year 31 AD the ceremonial law which prophesied turned out to be much more revealed to us at the end of this age. For this reason, on this occasion we also prove to all, that the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY also revealed the prophetic ceremonial Law in one of its books entitled: "THE JUDGMENT AND THE HARVEST.“ — by Victor T. Houteff. From the two pictures of the chart contained in the book, we will find the instructions from the prophet, who will direct us to October 2 as the DAY or the DATE and the Month OCTOBER as the sealing time for the 144.000 elected saints of God in the process of the establishment of the Kingdom in the Palestine
In the year 2027 in the future.
Dear Reader, you may doubt any doctrinal points of view that preaches the D A Y and the H O U R of the second coming of Jesus in the future, because that matter will be deliberately kept away from our knowledge. But never try to doubt the truth of the PROPHECY of these Ceremonial law of Moses, because Jesus Himself delivered it to us through His Testimony, called the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. From the time of the apostle Peter we have ever been warned :
“We have also a surer word of prophecy; where unto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts. Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man : but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” --- 2 Peter 1 : 19 – 21.