The Kingdom of God as a law State
Proverbs 28 : 19 :
“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the l a w, even his prayer shall be abomination.”
In the law State all activities of Governments and the people are carried out according to the law. Or in other words, all activities should be done within the rules of law available in the midst of the people. And that is the reason why in most countries of the world wherein the rules of law are dominant people tend to have their legislative body or Parliament and their Government as the Executive body of President and his ministers, to produce as many as possible rules of law for their countries. Even in the communities of the people, they also should have codified for themselves in their midst the rules for their activities, such as a Constitution and its By-law for businesses of Cooperatives, for social foundations, for education institutions, for sport clubs, for religious foundations, orphanages, etc. Such rules of laws in the communities will be known as the Constitution and the By-laws.
The Law of the Kingdom of Heaven consists of : (1) A Basic Law or Constitution, consists of Ten Commandments, with the Lord God Himself as the Author; (2) A Common Law with Jesus Christ its Author, which is to function as rules of implementation of the Basic Law. This is clearly understood from the statement of Moses here below, when he said :
“The secret things belong unto the LORD our GOD ; but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” – Deuteronomy 29 : 29.
“Those things which are revealed” are in the Bible and in all its inspired interpretations in the SPIRIT OF PROPHCY. Read Zechariah chapter 4 and all its interpretations in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, and you may understand that those things revealed are to be found in this time of the end in the “golden bowl” of the prophecy of Zechariah. And that is the same SPIRIT OF PROPHECY mentioned by John the Revelator in his book Revelation 19 : 10.
Thus it is, that all the Bible and all its inspired interpretations in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY would have to function as rules of implementation for the Ten Commandments of the basic Law. And the Ten Commandments of the Basic Law or the Constitution and the common law of the Bible and the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY would have become the foundation of the Kingdom of Heaven for our Laodicean Church of this time of the end.
Characters of the Law of the Heavenly Kingdom
The Constitution or the Basic Law of the Ten Commandments of God is permanent, as well as God Himself is everlasting, that is, never die and changeless from everlasting to everlasting in the future. So is His character, which was revealed in the Decalogues of His Ten Commandments of the Constitution of His Kingdom. Nevertheless, it is not so with the Common Law created by the Lord Jesus, which is known in the Bible by the testimony of Jesus Christ or the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, containing all the rules of implementation of the Constitution of the Decalogues. The Common Law of the Testimony of Jesus or the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY is changeable and continues to change, either by adding to or by subtracting from the originality according to the development of the people and their needs. Even up to the end of time in the future. Thus it is, when you come across a subject or a statement by the servant of the Lord in the Old Testament that is contradictive with the same verse or statement in the New One, or when you come across one or several statements from the servants of God which are contradictive with the afore statements of their own, let the statement of the latest ones be held, and the afore mentioned statement of the subject be left alone. Such contradictive statements would sometime be found in the Bible and in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. Even in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY itself you would come across several statements by Mrs. White and also by Bro. Houteff that would be seemed contradictive one against the other. To such cases let us be carefully stand with the very latest statements, which are to be fulfilled in this time of the end.
Attention : Let us beware of those, who refused to recognize Mrs. White and Bro. Houteff as the end time prophets for the reasons mentioned above, because maybe they would have come across several contradictory statements by both the servants of God. Whereas due to their own shortsighted minds, and for lacking the knowledge of the law science, they would fail to dig more deeper into the Bible and the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY according to the procedure. Mrs. White had ever warned us as follows : “IN TRUE SCIENCE THERE CAN BE NOTHING CONTRARY TO THE TEACHING OF THE WORD OF G O D FOR BOTH HAVE THE SAME AUTHOR. A CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH WILL ALWAYS PROVE THEM TO BE IN HARMONY.” – 8 Testimonies, p. 258.
Let it ever be remembered, that only the basic Law of the Ten Commandments which is permanent and unchangeable. The Bible and the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY as rules of implementation of the Basic Law are changeable, even up to the end of time.
THE L A W IS BINDING, NOT ONLY UPON ALL CITIZENS OF THE KINGDOM, BUT EVEN UPON ALL THE AUTHORS OF THE LAW THEMSELVES
The law is binding upon all sides, not only upon all the citizens, but also upon those who are Authors and Creators of the laws themselves. The Creators and Authors of the law are as follows: (a). The Authors and Creators of the Constitution or the Basic Law of a Country, such as a Supreme Body of the Constitution, (b). Members of the legislative Council or Parliament, and (c). The Executive Body who are the Head of State or President and the Ministers.
In the kingdom of Heaven the Lord GOD is known as the Author of the Constitution or the Basic Law of the Ten Commandment. The Bible and all its interpretations in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY are known as the Testimonies of Jesus Christ. Read : Isaiah 8 : 20; Revelation 12 : 17; Revelation 19 : 10. The Lord Jesus, therefore, is the Author of the Bible and all its interpretations in the Spirit of Prophecy and in the Shepherd’s Rod. And the HOLY SPIRIT as the third power of the GODHEAD in Heavenly Kingdom will be the EXECUTOR of all the rules of law known in the whole territories of the Kingdom of Heaven and in all the universe as well. The Lord Jesus had ever said :
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak : and he will shew you things to come.” – John 16 : 13.
Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity of the GODHEAD in Heaven. In His communication with the all heavenly citizens here on earth He seemed not freely to act at His own will. But whatever things instructed to Him by GOD the FATHER and HIS SON, those things only will be handed over to us. Therefore, according to John’s statement above, “HOWBEIT WHEN HE, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH IS COME, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH ………..”
Actually the Holy Spirit has already come ever since the first Pentecost in 34 in the Palestine. The SPIRIT is still abiding in our midst even up to this time of the end. And that is the reason why “the all truth” and “the things to come” have been found in our midst now as Present Truth Believers of the Laodicean Church in this time of the end.
Thus it is, that S I N = TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW, and the w a g e of sin is eternal death. Even the eternal d e a t h could also befall them the TRINITY of the GODHEAD in Heaven when one or all of them could ever be implicated in sin for transgressing the Law of the Kingdom.
JESUS HAD BORNE THE DEATH PENALTY HERE
ON THE EARTH, BUT NOT FOR THE SIN OF H I S OW
The death of Jesus in the past in Palestine, is actually still containing a great problematic questions in the heart of some professed Christians even up to this very day. There are people who question like this : How could it possible for the Lord Jesus as Creator of the whole Universe be so easily murdered on this earth of His own creation ?
How hard is the heart of GOD the FATHER to see His Son hanging on the Cross of Calvary suffering from the severe wounds inflicted by His own people Israelites, the Jews, the descendant of the two tribes Kingdom ? Why is the Lord Jesus as the sinless Creator of the universe should have died on this world of sin ? He Himself had answered this question in the following words, “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN H I M SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE THE EVERLASTING LIFE.” – John 3 : 16.
The sinless Jesus had borne the death penalty for u s, that whosoever from among us believeth in HIM, and willing to have the Constitution as the Basic Law and all its rules of implementation in the Testimony of Jesus Christ or the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY to become the foundation of their faith, should not perish, but have the everlasting life.
Observing the various modes of worship performed by many Christians today, just in this time of the end, instead of returning to the right observance of the Law according to all its rules of implementation in the Testimony of Jesus Christ or the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, most of them just prefer to increase the frequency of prayer. They prefer most to praise the Lord Jesus on every opportunity, either at home or in the community of their neighborhood and people wherever they could share to their hearing how they praise their Lord wherever they are. So in the sense of proclaiming THE THIRD ANGEL's MESSAGE unto all the world, they are unwittingly share more of their own ignorance to their fellow believers than the law of salvation provided us by the Lord Himself.
Many of our fellow believers today prefer more to praise the Lord by good phrases such as , “Jesus is always in my heart” ; “I am not afraid, because Jesus is in my side” ; “I have Jesus always in mine family” ; “Jesus is my Teacher”, and so on, etc, etc, etc. Even up to the time when they die, they still believe they would have been placed in the side of the Lord Jesus in Heaven. Not many of the people ever imagine that, “HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE L A W, EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE ABOMINATION. -- Proverbs 28 : 19.
So Christians worship in the Churches today could no more able to anticipate much to come from the pulpits nor from their Sabbath School lessons Quarterly, because the Law of GOD and its Rules of implementation in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY have been manipulated to such extend, that the law of GOD and the Science, which have their origin in GOD Himself, could no more now sustain each other. Not many more of our people remember when the servant of the Lord said:
“IN TRUE SCIENCE THERE CAN BE NOTHING CONTRARY TO THE TEACHING OF THE WORD OF G O D FOR BOTH HAVE THE SAME AUTHOR. A CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH WILL ALWAYS PROVE THEM TO BE IN HARMONY.” – 8 Testimonies, p. 258.
The main condition for salvation of the end time
people was laid out in the Book of Revelation
As the last book of the Bible, the writing of the Revelation was just finished in the year 96. In regard of the book Mrs. White said :
“The Lord Himself revealed to His servant the mysteries contained in this book, and He designs that they shall be open to the study of all. Its truths are addressed to those living in the last days of this earth’s history, as well as to those living in the days of John. Some of the scenes depicted in this prophecy are in the past, some are now taking place; some bring to view the close of the great conflict between the powers of darkness and the Prince of Heaven, and some reveal the triumphs and joys of the redeemed in the earth made new.
“Let none think, because they cannot explain the meaning of every symbol in the Revelation, that it is useless for them to search this book in an effort to know the meaning of the truth it contains. The One who revealed these mysteries to John will give to the diligent searcher for truth a foretaste of heavenly things. Those whose hearts are open to the reception of truth will be enabled to understand its teachings, and will be granted the blessing promised to those who “hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein.”
“In the Revelation all the books of the Bible meet and end. Here is the complement of the book of Daniel. One is a prophecy; the other a revelation. The book that was sealed is not the Revelation, but that portion of the prophecy of Daniel relating to the last days. The angel commanded, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end.” Daniel 12 : 4. ---- Ellen G. White, The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 584, 585.
The time of the end ever since the beginning has been identified by how the people run to and fro from one city to the other, from one country to the other. Even by the tremendous development of science and technology on earth. All these began to show up in the eighteenth century. Thus was it ever since in 1831 came the servant of the Lord Bro. William Miller and his Philadelfian Church of the First Day Adventists in United States of America.
And in the same time ever since the prophecy of THE PURIFICATION OF THE CHURCH at the end of the 2.300 days of Daniel 8 : 14, in October 22, 1844 began to be proclaimed. First by the servant of the Lord Bro. William Miller, then followed by Mrs. White with some corrections on the message, and lastly by Brother Houteff who completed the whole message into the message of the SHEPHERD’S ROD. Thus it is, that up to the time the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff died in 1955, then is fulfilled the prophecy of Amos, in his book Amos 3 : 7, when he said : “SURELY THE LOD GOD WILL DO NOTHING BUT HE REVEALED HIS SECRET UNTO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS.” And is fulfilled also the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4, wherein he said, that the golden oil from the two Olive Trees representing the Bible of the Old and the New Testaments have been fully interpreted into the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, which is represented by the golden bowl. Please find the picture of the diagram. And this is the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY mentioned by John the Revelator in Revelation 19 : 10.
Purification of the Church through a thorough investigation in the Heavenly Court of Justice ever since 1844
Due to the fact that the kingdom of Heaven is a law state, then as well as the Law is prominently honored in this country (INDONESIA), every citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven, or the people of God since the time of Adam and Eve, as our ancestors ever since the beginning up to us ourselves now in this time of the end, need to be investigated in an open Court of Justice. Every one of us as a people of God need to get an open and a fair investigation, to be witnessed by all men of the earth, both of those who have been resurrected and the angels of Heaven as witnesses.
The Judgment is now going on in progress in the Heavenly Court of Justice in the heavenly Sanctuary, consisted of GOD the FATHER as a JUDGE, twenty four elders as the JURY, JESUS as the ADVOCATE, the angels of Heaven as witnesses, and a number of saints who had been earlier resurrected, and another number who had been resurrected with JESUS in year 31, as witnesses, and all of us as the defendants.
Since the Judgment began at the end of the 2.300 days of the prophecy of Daniel 8 : 14 which fell on October 22, 1844, on the cases of the d e a t h, then when it comes to the cases of ours, the Living, to be investigated, then is fulfilled the following statement by Mrs. White in 1884, when she said :
“The Judgment is now passing in the sanctuary above. Forty years has this work been in progress. Soon --- none know how soon --- it will pass to the cases of the living. In the awful presence of God our lives are to come up in review. At this time above all others it behooves every soul to heed the Saviour’s admonition, “Watch and pray, for ye know not when the time is.” “Watch ye therefore, ……lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.” ”If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief; and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” – Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, p. 315.
Bro. Houteff then added in the following statements :
“The Judgment of the Living on earth commences with Ezekiel 9, but in heaven (in the books) after Ezekiel 9. The Judgment of the Living is in two phases : The first phase is a separation that takes away the wicked from among the righteous, Ezekiel 9. The second phase is the book work when the investigation takes place, and when the sins of the righteous and the names of the wicked are blotted out of the records in Heaven. This second phase, the Judicial session in heaven, is what commences after Ezekiel 9.” -- The Symbolic Code, vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 19, 20.
Due to the fact that the Judgment of the Living would first investigate the cases of the Living, who are now alive in the Laodicean Church of SDA, then according to the statement by Bro. Houteff above, it should have begun by putting the seal or mark of deliverance upon the heads of the 144.000 elected saints of God. And then followed by the slaughtering of those who fail to get the sealing for their refusal against the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY.
The Investigative Judgment
in the Heavenly Court of Justice is to purify the Laodicean Church for the coming Kingdom in the Palestine
Since the investigative Judgment should be held only twice : (1) The investigative Judgment on the cases of the Death commenced in 1844 up to 2027 in the future. And (2) The investigative Judgment on the cases of the Living to begin ever since 2027 up to 2031 when the probation is to close in the heavenly court of Justice in the heavenly Sanctuary above. Let us now look, how the Constitution of the Ten Commandments and all its Rules of implementation in the Bible and in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY act to s a v e, or f a i l to save the people of GOD or the citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven during the process of investigation in the heavenly court of Justice.
The L a w to be the foundation for the investigation of all the D e a d
For those who died in the Lord,
The Constitution of the Ten Commandments and its Rules of Implementation in the Bible and in all its interpretations known up to the time of William Miller and his Philadelphian Church. The interpretations known in the Philadelphian Church will be none other than the teachings by William Miller himself and by DR. Martin Luther, and John Knox, John Wesley, and by Alexander Campbell.
Due to the fact that all of them have died for a long time, then they should be the ones, who are to be resurrected in the first resurrection of Revelation 20 : 6, that said : “BLESSED AND HOLY IS HE THAT HATH PART IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION : ON SUCH THE SECOND DEATH HATH NO POWER, BUT THEY SHALL BE PRIESTS OF G O D AND OF CHRIST, AND SHALL REIGN WITH H I M A THOUSAND YEARS.“ – Revelation 20 : 6.
They are also the people of whom apostle PAUL ever said : “FOR THE LORD HIMSELF SHALL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT, WITH THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL, AND WITH THE TRUMP OF G O D : AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST : THEN WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TOGETHER WITH THEM IN THE CLOUDS, TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR : WHEREFORE COMFORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THESE WORDS.” – 1 Thessalonians 4 : 16 – 18.
The l a w to be the foundation for the investigation of the Living
- The Constitution of the Ten Commandments and all its Rules of Implementation in the Bible, even in all its interpretations in the Spirit of Prophecy and in the Shepherd’s Rod by the end time prophets mentioned by prophet Amos in his book Amos 3 : 7.
- The Precious Light appropriate for this time of the end mentioned by Mrs. White in the Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 707. This is the only LIGHT appropriate for this time of the end that would have made us to see eye to eye, to have the same mind, and to have the capacity to speak the same things. So that by the same time all the “chaff” categorized Davidian SDA will be sifted out.
And for all the Laodiceans of SDA, who keep the Sabbath of the fourth Commandments, who have died since 1844, they would be resurrected in a special resurrection that was prophesied in Daniel 12 : 2. as follows : “AND MANY OF THEM THAT SLEEP IN THE DUST OF THE EARTH SHALL AWAKE, SOME TO EVERLASTING LIFE, AND SOME TO SHAME AND EVERLASTING CONTEMPT.”
This is the only mixt resurrection known in the Bible provided for us the Laodiceans of the time of the end.
Since all of them are only the Laodiceans of the denomination of SDA, either those categorized as the five wise virgins or those of the five foolish ones, or those categorized wise virgins on the one side, and the other wise virgins with guile in their mouths on the other side ( see Revelation 14 : 5 ). All of them are to be resurrected in the special or mixt resurrection of Daniel 12 : 2.
This resurrection is also known to be a mixt resurrection of the wicked ones and the righteous ones. Those, who up to the time they die, are found faithful according to the Law and its Rules of implementation in the Bible and in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, they would have been resurrected for their everlasting life in the Kingdom of GOD. However, for those who up to the time they die, keep on rejecting the Call for a Spiritual Revival and Reformation by Mrs. White since February 25, 1902, they would be resurrected to shame and everlasting contempt. They will soon die again, and then to be resurrected after the one thousand years millennium together with the resurrection of all the wicked ones of this earth. The beginning of the 1000 years millennium is at the start of the second coming of the Lord Jesus.
J E S U S :
“N O T EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME, L O R D, L O R D, SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN : BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY F A T H E R WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.” – MATTHEW 7 : 21
Jesus had ever taught us of how to pray. He ever gave us the words to be used when we want to send our petition to the Lord in Heaven. The sample of the prayer is short and concise, compact, and full of meaning, to be uttered when we pray to Him. He said :
“After this manner therefore pray ye : OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN. HALLOWED BE THY NAME. THY K I N G D O M C O M E. THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD. …………ETC.” Matthew 6 : 9 - 13.
Every Christian today would certainly be very fluent to utter the prayer above. Let alone if they could know that Jesus Himself had ever given us those words as sample to be addressed to Him every time we want our petition to be heard by Him. From all the words, however, the statement, THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, seem to be very little appreciated among Christians of today. They prefer more that Jesus hastens His coming soon in the air, according to their expectation, because they are ready every hour and every moment to welcome their Lord to come in the air to take them to the Heavenly abodes. Thus instead of doing the will of God the Father in Heaven to establish an Heavenly Kingdom for them in the Palestine in this time of the end, they just enforce their own heart desire to the King of Kings of the universe above to come to take them out of this earth of miseries.
Due to the fact that the Kingdom itself does not as yet come, and the will of GOD is not as yet done on earth as it is in Heaven, let us therefore understand that the establishment of the coming Kingdom in the Palestine would be very much dependent upon the readiness of its first inmates of those 144.000 elected saints of God. Whereas the election of those 144.000 saints in the future, is very much dependent upon the investigative Judgment now going on in the heavenly court of Justice in the heavenly sanctuary. This is the reason why long ever since Mrs. Ellen G. White had ever warned us in the following words :
“LET US STRIVE WITH ALL THE POWER THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US TO BE AMONG THE HUNDRED AND FOURTY-FOUR THOUSAND.” -- Review and Herald, March 9, 1905.
C O N C L U D E D
We wish to remind our fellow Christians here, that as long as the book of Revelation is not as yet revealed before you to be studied and investigated fully in this time of the end, your fate of salvation into the Kingdom in the Palestine in the near future, would always be hanging in uncertainty. To this end Mrs. White as founder of our Laodicean Church of SDA had ever said : “THE BOOK OF REVELATION OPENS TO THE WORLD WHAT HAS BEEN, WHAT IS, AND WHAT IS TO COME ; IT IS FOR OUR INSTRUCTION UPON WHOM THE ENDS OF THE WORLD ARE COME. IT SHOULD BE STUDIED WITH REVERENTIAL AWE. WE ARE PRIVILEGED IN KNOWING WHAT IS FOR OUR LEARNING ……..
“THE LORD HIMSELF REVEALED TO HIS SERVANTS JOHN THE MYSTERIES OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION, AND HE DESIGNS THAT THEY SHALL BE OPEN TO THE STUDY OF ALL. IN THIS BOOK ARE DEPICTED SCENES THAT ARE NOW IN THE PAST, AND SOME OF ETERNAL INTEREST THAT ARE TAKING PLACE AROUND US; OTHER OF ITS PROPHECIES WILL NOT RECEIVE THEIR COMPLETE FULFILLMENT UNTIL THE CLOSE OF TIME, WHEN THE LAST GREAT CONFLICT BETWEEN THE POWERS OF DARKNESS AND THE PRINCE OF HEAVEN WILL TAKE PLACE.“ – EGW. Comments, SDA BIBLE COMMENTARY VOL. 7 – A, p. 398.