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2-28-18, Jeff, Rebuilding of Jericho

- Present questions re. salvation theology; the nature of man and the nature of Christ reveal that the present generation is not familiar with the Desmond Ford conflict over these same questions back in the 1980’s & 1990’s.

- Rom. 8:3, Christ had a sinless life in sinful flesh. If we believe the Bible is Christ, and that the prophets were Christ, then whether or not we believe Christ had any “sinful tendencies” from Adam after his fall affects how we read the Bible.

- Reviewing that the Bible is the union of Divinity & humanity as “sinful flesh” in the prophets who wrote it. The Divinity in the Bible is the divine blood of Christ (the blood has the life in it), and the humanity in the Bible is the sinful flesh of Christ.

- Humanity has “lower” and “higher” natures, but those who err tend to lump them into one “human nature”, therefore to receive the “mind of Christ” also meant to receive the (holy) flesh of Christ too, so unclean thoughts from our “lower nature” were also “holy”, hence the “holy flesh movement” that indulged in open sin that EGW spoke against. Parminder’s studies explained the question in detail.

- Back to the Covenant Lines: “Sardis” in every age refers to a former covenant people that are being passed by. It has a “name that it lives” = a covenant relationship with God, but is really “dead”.

- The Joseph Bates quote pointed out that “Sardis, Laodicea and Philadelphia” all exist at the end of the world, and Jeff applies “Laodicea” to the “foolish Priests” of our Movement since 9/11 who are also “Sardis” because they have the “covenant-name” of “Priests of 9/11”, but they’re really “dead” and the 5 characteristics of Laodicea apply to them (miserable, poor, blind, wretched, naked), and their only hope is the 3 Angels’ Messages as “gold, white raiment, eyesalve”.

- The 3 Angels’ Messages are also the 3 times “an Angel came down” in the Millerite history (8-11-40, 4-19-44, 10-22-44), and the first two of those were “temple cleansings”. (Jeff admits his growth in knowledge that he got from brethren in Wales to place the 1850 Chart as the “visual test” after 10-22-44 rather than placing it at 1863 as he did before. Jeff has never claimed infallibility.)

- We now apply the 3 Messages of the Millerite time in combination as all beginning at 9/11, when Ezra 7:9 says he came out of Babylon on 1d1m, arrived in Jerusalem on 1d5m, and 70 days later the “door closed” on 10-22-44, which is a type of the SL that we place at MN for the “Priests” of 9/11. 

- Therefore, within this “Present Truth Movement”, 8-11-40 to 4-19-44 (as “Sardis”) goes from 9/11 to MN (“Laodicea” also goes from 9/11 to MN, and “Philadelphia” also goes from 9/11 to MN).

- (This next idea is open to adjustment.) 4-19-44 to 10-22-44 (which is 9/11 to MN) also illustrates the Sanctuary, and the Judgment of the Living began at 9/11, not will begin at MN as the “Omega” people claim.   

- “Sardis” was progressively passed by in the time of Christ: the leadership was bypassed at His birth; He bypassed the “theologians” in the Temple at 12 years old; at His baptism He began to select the foundation of the Christian Church in the disciples; He cleansed the Temple for the first time and said, “Make not My Father’s house a den of thieves”; and just before the cross He said, ”Your house is left unto you desolate”.

- Adventism began to “close the “door” on itself back in 1989, and it is completely closed to “Sardis/Adventism/SDA GC” at MN, the first “temple cleansing”.

- 4-19-44 to 10-22-44 took those who gave the “living testimony” at the MC into the MHP so it is a “Sanctuary” sequence.

- Considering organization; in the Line of Christ the disciples began to be chosen at Christ’s baptism (9/11), and then later the 12 were ordained, then the 70 sent out (organized), then just before MN “Judas” fell away.

- 10-22-44 to 1863 is about prophecy, especially the end of the 2520 and the introduction of the 1863 chart, the “Image of Jealousy”. “Organization” began before 1850 and progressed until 1863 when the SDA GC was organized. There was the crisis of the US Civil War and “the light for that time”, the health message, was given. Also “Jericho” was built, and the White’s lost two of their sons in the process.

- “Jerecho” began to be “destroyed” at the “Great Disappointment” on 10-22-44 as a symbol of the SL, parallel to the “disappointment” Israel had at the Red Sea; but then they went through the Red Sea  parallel to going through the Jordan before the destruction of Jerecho when they entered the Promised Land (end = beginning). Then there was a curse made on whoever would rebuild it.

- Josh. 6:26 “And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.”

- Leading up to 1863 the Whites began working on organizing the SDA Church, (and a church is a “gate”), and their youngest son died in infancy (an extreme case of erysipelas, 1T 245.2). Then as they finished the SDA Church and made up the 1863 chart (rejecting their previous “foundation” of the 1843 & 1850 Charts), their oldest son contracted pneumonia and died in his teens after resting on a stack of damp backings for the corrupt 1863 chart.

- 1T 102.3, “In 1860 death stepped over our threshold, and broke the youngest branch of our family tree. Little Herbert, born September 20, 1860, died December 14 of the same year. When that tender branch was broken, how our hearts did bleed none may know but those who have followed their little ones of promise to the grave. But oh, when our noble Henry died, [The death of Henry N. White occurred at Topsham, Maine, December 8, 1863.] at the age of sixteen; when our sweet singer was borne to the grave, and we no more heard his early song, ours was a lonely home.”

- “My mind goes back to Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek, Michigan. I see there two graves. My noble first-born son fills the long grave. Next comes a short grave where lies my darling babe, my last-born. The first died of inflammation of the lungs after a sickness of eight days, in consequence of thoughtlessly resting his head upon a pile of damp charts and falling asleep. The second died from sleeping in a room that had not been used for two weeks. A fire was kept burning for two hours in this room which was thought sufficient to warm it. The bed had accumulated dampness. Myself and child took cold; he was a great sufferer for four weeks, and died in consequence of that damp bed.” {HR February 1, 1874, Art. A, par. 13}

- The parallel today is that from 9/11 to MN some kind of “Jerecho” is going to be progressively “rebuilt” in rebellion by those symbolized by “Judas”, foolish “Priests” (Omega), and they will reject the Reformlines (“line-upon-line”) which is the foundation of this Movement, and  illustrate the principle of “first & last” (oldest son & youngest son).

- Those who have broken away from FFA/SOTP and Lambert Fellowship develop a continually growing list of things they disagree with.

- Isa. 7 (2520 yr. prophecy) illustrates “first & last” in a chiasm, and it repeats from 9/11 to MN. Therefore whatever happened in 742 BC at the beginning will happen again at the ending at MN.

- There are 3 kings & Isaiah, and Isaiah’s son “A Remnant Will Return”. Isaiah is a “Priest” before MN, and the “remnant that returns” after MN are the “Levites”.

- The “northern alliance” = the SDA GC (Israel) is allied with Rome (Syria) because of their adoption of Rome’s Spiritual Formation at 9/11. Also the Jews united with Rome to take Christ at MN.

- Isaiah is a “wise Priest” who faces Ahab as a “foolish Priest” (Omega) who ends up “rejoicing” (Isa. 8:6) in the “northern alliance” (SDA GC + Rome) that they once hated at 9/11 (they return to their vomit, Prov. 26:11).

- Isa. 7:3, “UPPER” pool, “HIGH” way, “FULLER’S” field (Mal. 3:2) where “dirty garments” are traded for “white robes”, from 9/11 to MN; and Isa. 8:6, “Shiloah/Siloam” where Christ made the “blind Laodicean” to “see”, from 9/11 to MN.

- Recap: all 3 prophetic segments (having to do with “Sardis”/SDA GC; Sanctuary/salvation/victory over sin before the “door closes” [contrary to Omega claims that sin is dealt with after MN]; and the completion & rejection of prophecy) begin with an Angel coming down, all 3 have a “visual test”, and all 3 end with a “door closed”, and all 3 apply from 9/11 to MN.

 

2-27-18, Jeff, Philadelphia & Laodiceans

- Sardis = Protestants in the Millerite time, had a name (covenant) that they liveth, but were dead, parallel to the rebels in Moses’s time, and the Jews in Christ’s time, and nominal SDAs in our time (also called “Laodiceans”); and their remedy is the 3-step prophetic testing “everlasting gospel” 3 Angels’ Messages as shown in the Reformlines.  

- Those who accept the Reformlines since 9/11 join with the present-day church of “Ephesus”, and since Paul had to deal with “false gospels” and counterfeit power in his “Ephesus” time, so we have to encounter them too.

- The “4th Generation” (last generation) of an “old” covenant people overlaps with the “1st Generation” of the “new covenant” people at the TOE.

- Suggestion is made that the 1st generation of Adventism was from 1798 – 1888 when things really started going downhill; then 2nd from 1888 – 1919, 3rd from 1991 – 1957, 3rd from 1957 until now.

- Heresies are to get us to studying, and also to show who is approved by God, or not, so they have to be publicly examined to show light on the dark areas.

- The “Omega” apparently got started in 2012 from an off-the-notes observation re. Joel 1 about two witnesses to “4 Generations” in the first verses, but some brethren thought there should be 5 generations according to the “old” Protestant commentary they used.

- The 4 expressions in Joel 1 indicate a progressive destruction process, which was brought upon western Pagan Rome by the 1st 4 Trumpets, which are parallel with the 1st 4 Churches (which ended with papal Rome), and also parallel with our “4 generations” (which will also end with papal Rome). We also pair this progressive destruction with the progressive apostasy of pagan worship described in Eze. 8, which is the counterfeit of true worship.

- Parallel to Joel’s “palmerworm”, the first abomination in Eze. 8 is the “image of jealousy” that arouses God’s jealousy, and parallels Aaron’s Golden Calf, an “image of the beast”, which became a symbol of the “broken covenant” of Ancient Israel, the 10 Commandments; which is again a symbol of the “two tables” of Habakkuk (the 1843 & 1850 Charts) the symbol of the covenant for Modern Israel that was broken in 1863 with the rejection of the 2520. They had “lost their first love” (the 1843 Chart) during their time of “Ephesus” (and had become “Laodicea”), and sunk farther down in apostasy until the 1888 General Conference Session where SDA leadership denied the inspiration of both the Bible & EGW. However, there are honest “Enochs” in every age, and there is more light we have not yet seen on this point.

- According to Joseph Bates (ARSH [Advent Review & Sabbath Herald] November 1850, p. 8.16) commenting on Zech. 13:9, the 3 churches at the end of the world are “Sardis” = fallen churches of Babylon, “Laodicea” = nominal [in name only] SDA churches, and “Philadelphia” = the true church of God who goes through the fire to purify them (Mal. 3).

- But in the context of this Movement today (those who accept 9/11 as a prophetic event), “Sardis” = all of Adventism, “Laodicea” = those who accept 9/11 but have left FFA/SOTP (because of their literalism in prophetic interpretation, Jn. 6:66), and the true church of God (beginning with FFA/SOTP ) which go through the fire to purify them before MN.

- 9/11 represents a “sprinkling” baptism of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of a covenant relationship with the Lord which includes a testing time of purification by “fire”.

- Mal. 3:1, “My messenger” appears before the “Messenger of the Covenant”. v. 2, the “Messenger of the Covenant” separated “Laodicea” from “Ephesus/Philadelphia” in a 3-step “temple cleansing” process as per 1840 to 4-19-44 (Protestants/Sardis and the “visual test” was the 1843 Chart); and from 4-19-44 to 10-22-44 (another 3-step cleansing that included the “visual test” of the “Living Testimony”/union of Divinity & humanity in the MC that separated “Laodicea” from “Ephesus/Philadelphia”), and then again from 10-22-44 to 1863 when the “Movement” ended and a “Church” started (and the “visual test” was the 1850 Chart), and yet again at the future MN when the Church Triumphant will become visible when it is “lifted up as an ensign”.

- The point is made that the Bible is the union of Divinity & humanity as “sinful flesh” in the prophets who wrote it. The Divinity in the Bible is the blood of Christ (blood has the life in it), and the “Living Testimony” that showed the union of Divinity & humanity at the Exeter, NH campmeeting was with humanity as “sinful flesh” too, as will be the union of Divinity & humanity at the future MC/LC.

 

 

2-26-18, Jeff, A Third Part

- GC 615.2, “Romanism in the Old World and apostate Protestantism in the New will pursue a similar course toward those who honor all the divine precepts.”

- The first US President and the last (45th) Trump, both follow the pattern of the French Revolution, which shows what happens to a “Glorious Land” that rejects its God-given calling.

- France was the “Glorious Land” of Europe and was called to take the Protestant Reformation and spread it to all of Europe, but it put the papacy on the throne of Europe instead, and therefore wrote its own doom as the USA will do when it puts the papacy on the throne of the earth at the Universal SL.

- At the beginning of the USA we had the example of the French Revolution to warn us about what will happen at the end of the USA.

- It appears the Lord has chosen Le Gran Cri to be the “Future For America” of Europe and the whole Eastern Hemisphere.

- Rom 1:16-17, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

- The apostle Paul worked for unconverted Greeks & Jews, and also for Christian Greeks & Jews, which are also the same two audiences that we work for (“Laodiceans & Ephesians” in and out of Adventism).

- Rom. 10:12, “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”

- Gal. 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29  And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

- In the context of one “covenant people” being passed-by, and a “new covenant” people being organized, Paul’s writings all become “Present Truth” for us.

- Col. 3:11, “Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.”

- Acts 10:45, “And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

- Acts 11:1, “And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. 2  And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, 3  Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.”

- The controversy between Christian Greeks & Jews at that time illustrates the struggles that will happen in our time too.

- Rom. 4:9, “Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10  How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11  And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12  And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.”

- 18MR 193.1-2 (Rev. 3:17), “Oh, what a description! How many there are in this fearful condition. I earnestly entreat every minister to study diligently the third chapter of Revelation (Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea), for in it is portrayed the condition of things existing in the last days. Study carefully every verse in this chapter, for through these words Jesus is speaking to you.

“If ever a people were represented by the Laodicean message, it is the people who have had great light, the revelation of the Scriptures, that Seventh-day Adventists have received. In the place of exalting self by manifesting pride, self-reliance, and self-importance; in the place of revealing personal weakness of character by remaining proud, boastful, and unconverted; God’s professed people should realize their need of the graces of the Spirit of truth and righteousness. They should come to Jesus in childlike trustfulness, the melting love of God filling every heart….”

- Joseph Bates (Zech. 13), “In all the land saith the Lord; TWO PARTS therein shall be cut off, and die; but the THIRD shall be left therein. God says he will bring the THIRD PART through the fire, and refine them. They shall call upon him, and he will hear them. He will say IT IS MY PEOPLE; and they shall say the LORD IS MY GOD.” First part, SARDIS, the nominal church or Babylon. Second part, Laodicea, the nominal Adventist. Third part, Philadelphia, the only true church of God on earth, for they ask to be translated to the city of God. Revelation 3:12; Hebrews 12:22-24. In the name of Jesus, I exhort you again to flee from the Laodiceans, as from Sodom and Gomorrah. Their teachings are false and delusive; and lead to utter destruction. Death! DEATH!!* eternal DEATH!!! is on their track. Remember Lot’s wife.” JOSEPH BATES. Fairhaven, Mass., Nov. 10, 1850. {ARSH November 1850, p. 8.16} (*emphasis in original)

- Zech. 13:1, “in that day” (9/11) “a fountain is opened to the house of David” (David anointed at 9/11) for sin & uncleanness, which is the temple cleansing, judgment of the living, and the blotting out of either our sins or our names.

- Rev. 8:1, at the opening of the 7th Seal the Holy Spirit is “poured out” in response to the prayers of the saints, as at Pentecost, and it happens at MN in response to the prayers of the “Priests” when their door closes, then for the “Levites” and then the “Nethinim”.

- Since the “end-oupouring” must match the “begin-outpouring”, the beginning (or “1st Seal” for the “Priests”) was in 1989 when there began a progressive development of Truth.

- As the Millerite MC was the climax of a progressive 3-step development of Truth from the book of Daniel, so the MC we expect to come will also be the climax of a progressive 3-step development of Truth from the book of Daniel, which is also the opening of the 7 Seals in both cases.

- Zech. 12, the prophetic “burden” (at 9/11) of those who have “pierced Me/Him” will be “mourning” in repentance, then the “fountain” for cleansing is opened in Ch. 13.

- But the SDA GC accepted “Spiritual Formation” at 9/11 in parallel to Saul going to the Witch of Endor.

- In the Millerite time 9/11 = 4-19-44 (1st Disappointment, 1d1m), they lost their drive, and then fanaticism arose with “false prophets” until the MC.

- The message of the Loud Cry is about the COP, and every Waymark has a COP for someone. The phrase “in that day” marks a COP for someone.

- Zech. 13:4, the false prophets will be ashamed because their “other gospel” and prophecies are failing.

- Zech. 13:7, “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd.” The sword was brought against Christ at MN, the virgins wake up at MN.

- Therefore persecution begins for the “Priests” at MN, and according to the Joseph Bates quote above there are 3 groups at MN; Sardis (has the SDA GC copyrighted “name” that they live, but are dead), and Laodicea (foolish “Priests”) that are cut off, and Philadelphia (wise “Priests”) that go through “fire” (v. 9, Mal. 3:1-4) into the Kingdom. God is now cleansing His corporate and individual “temples”.

 - All of the sad modern histories of cults & cult leaders exist in order to defame the 144, 000.

- It is a fatal mistake now to “come down from the wall” we are building to listen to the arguments of the rebels in the Internet chat rooms, because by touching their “leprosy” we are defiled by it.

- (Prayer for the “perpetual shaking and testing that is going on now”.)

 

2-25-18, Jeff, Ephesus & Laodicea

- In Rev. 1 Jesus calls Himself the “First & Last”, “Beginning” and the “End” 5x which symbolizes the 5 wise virgins.

- In Rev. 2-3, based on this principle that the First = Last, then we should understand that Ephesus = Laodicea, that is, they both exist the same time, and that is what FFA has taught for at least 15 years. Even the EGW Study Bible quotes apply Laodicea to Adventism.

- First generation; the leadership of Adventism most likely broke their covenant with the Lord in 1863 when the 2520 (the central timeline of both pioneer Charts) was rejected and a counterfeit “table” was introduced.

- Second generation was marked by the 1888 apostasy where EGW said the leadership rejected not only the messengers and their message, but they also rejected EGW, the Bible, and even the Holy Spirit, repeating the history of Korah, Dathan & Abiram, having changed leaders without knowing it (RH December 16, 1890, par. 19).

- Third generation was marked by the 1919 Bible Conferences where WW Prescott’s “Doctrine of Christ” book downplayed prophecy and “the daily” as paganism in favor of emphasizing the “old Protestant” view of Christ’s sacrifice, love and heavenly sanctuary work as “the daily” (EGW’s “goody goody religion”, 6MR 12.2).

- Fourth generation was marked by the 1957 book “Questions on Doctrine” (QOD) which marked the summit of apostasy by books for the “4th Generation” of Adventism. (Next is worshiping the sun.)

- These 4 abominations parallel the 4 abominations of Eze. 8, and also parallel the 1st 4 Churches, ending with papal domination.

- The 1957 conflict over QOD was started by some Protestant theologians, Walter Martin & Donald Barnhouse, who called SDAs a cult (among other churches), and the main SDA names who capitulated in order to please them was GC President R.R. Fighur and Leroy Edwin Froom. The battle raged through the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, and then in the 80’s Dr. Desmond Ford came on the stage to help the apostates. (A few voices opposed Ford; Erwin Gane, Dennis Priebe, Arthur L. White [EGW’s grandson], and Ron Spear who quit his GC job to go into self-supporting publishing work to oppose Fordism and the QOD book).

- In the mid 90’s Spear was given a study paper on Dan. 11:40-45 by Jeff Pippenger and so invited him to join his ministry against Ford’s teachings, which he did for 3 years. During that time Jeff learned all the “catch phrases” Fordites use to teach their message, and now Jeff sees those same phrases being used by those who used to be in this Present Truth Movement, but have since left it.

- “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you unto the grace of Christ unto another gospel.” Gal. 6:1

- When Mark Bruce’s ministry claimed that God had to cleanse us from “unknown sins” just before the COP Jeff recognized it as the same thing Robert Brinsmead from Australia taught back in the 60’s and 70’s.

- 2SM 109.2, “Those things which have been, will be repeated. Old controversies will be revived, and new theories will be continually arising.”

- In 1989 SDA “Laodicea” could have known about Islam rising because of the 10-year proxy war with Russia & Islam from 1979-1989, and been prepared to understand 9/11, but as it was the SDA GC accepted Spiritual Formation (as per the IBMTE Handbook) in Sept. of 2001 instead, and went into deeper darkness. At MN the SDA GC will parallel the Jews’ Sanhedrin who will sic the State on “Ephesus”.

- In 1989 SDA “Ephesus” began an “increase of knowledge” (IoK) of the prophecies, and at 9/11 understood the connection between the “restraint of Islam” after 9/11 and the “restraint of Islam” on 8-11-1840, and then understood that the Millerite history from 1840-1844 was in the process of being repeated. At MN “Ephesus/Christ” will be betrayed by “Judas” to the SDA “Sanhedrin” & the State for persecution.

- God wants that kind of faith that works by love and purifies the soul so that we can live sinlessly.

- 6BC 1118.10 , “Those only who through faith in Christ obey all of God’s commandments will reach the condition of sinlessness in which Adam lived before his transgression. They testify to their love of Christ by obeying all His precepts.”

 - The 3 Angels’ Messages parallel EGW’s name (name describes a prophet’s ministry) and the counsel to the Laodiceans; they need “Gold” (Gould), “White raiment” (White), and “Eyesalve” (Ellen = light, which is not the Holy Spirit but God’s Word the Bible). They also parallel the Sanctuary: Courtyard, Holy Place, Most Holy Place, and Justification, Sanctification, Glorification.

- Moses called people out of Egypt (and out from the rebels at the Golden Calf) and built a temple.

- Nehemiah called people out of literal Babylon and built a temple.

- Christ called people out of Jewish “Babylon” and built a temple.

- Miller called people out of spiritual “Babylon” and built a temple.

- The 144,000 will also call people out of “Laodicea” first, and then Global “Babylon”, and then build a temple at the SL as per Rev. 18:1-4.

- Right now this Movement is calling people out of “Laodicea” (that is holding Babylonish teachings).

- Zechariah called “Ho! Ho! Flee out of the land of the North (Babylon)”, because he knew of the coming crisis in the time of Esther.

 

 

2-22-18, Jeff, Parallel Kingdoms

- In comparing the histories of Moses, Christ, the Millerites and the 144,000 we see that they all begin with darkness concerning God’s Word, and it is easily shown by studying the “4 Generations” of darkness in the Line of Moses and the Line of Adventism (144,000).

- The “capstone” of darkness for Adventism was the book Questions on Doctrine in 1957, though the darkness continues on beyond that time.

- Dan 11:3  And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion (H4474, ruler or rule), and do according to his will.

- Dan 11:4  And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion (H4915, empire or parallel) which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

- The “parallel kingdoms” idea, that two kingdoms can overlap each other at the same time, was seen earlier in the “Joining of the Two Sticks/7 Thunders/Last 7 Kings of Israel & Judah” study, so that we could be prepared to see that “Ephesus” and “Laodicea” are also overlapping “parallel kingdoms”, and that an “old” covenant people are being bypassed at the same time a “new” covenant people are being raised up.

- In the Line of Moses (beginning of Ancient Israel) the darkness re. God’s Word is marked by the lost knowledge of the Sabbath, the TOE is marked by his birth, and the covenant was established (and immediately broken) at Horeb. 10 tests were failed during the next 2 years until that generation was passed by, the 10 unfaithful spies died (& others), and a “new covenant” people began (Joshua & Caleb), but it still took 38 years for the rebels to all die off, a progressive COP, while their children are growing as a “parallel kingdom”.

- In the Line of the Millerites the darkness is marked by Wycliffe who was the “morning star” of the Reformation shining out of that darkness, and the TOE is marked at 1798 not only because of the papacy’s “deadly wound” but that is the year Wm. Miller got his concordance, with which he established the “proof-text” method of prophetic interpretation, which was then “broken” in 1863 with the rejection of the 2520 (and to break one law is to break them all, James 2:10). Adventism was called to repentance in 1888 but that was rejected also.

- In the Line of Christ (end of Ancient Israel) the darkness is marked by the Jews’ adoption of Greek education, and the TOE is marked at His baptism when the Jewish leaders are passed by, and their probation closed at 34 AD, but the Jews’ nation isn’t destroyed until 70 AD, a progressive COP, while the Christian Church is growing as a “parallel kingdom”.

- In the Line of the Millerites (the beginning of Modern Israel) the Christian Church had become the Protestants (or Sardis, who had lost their Reformation power and were drifting back to Rome while holding Rome’s two pillars, the natural immortality of the soul & Sunday sacredness), and their TOE is 1798, and they ended on 4-19-44 (1st Disappointment, 1st Temple Cleansing, 2nd Angel arrives).

- But the Millerite “parallel kingdom” of Philadelphia began in 1798 to take up the Reformation and carry it forward again. George Storrs defeated the Catholic doctrine on the State of the Dead (spiritualism) and others brought the Sabbath truth.

- However, from after 1850 through 1863 and 1888 the Laodicean message has become more and more relevant as it applies to more and more “phases” (7BC 964.3) of SDA life, and especially since 9/11.

- Now today, the “parallel kingdom” to Laodicea is Ephesus who understands prophecy and the union of divinity in humanity.

- Therefore the fact that the light being shined on the Incarnation now (parallel to the light on the Sabbath at the beginning of Adventism), indicates that our eyes are no longer “holden” and we are on the very verge of the PBM, and are in the final shaking where Gideon’s 9700 men are being separated from the 300.

- DA 507, “How dimly had they comprehended the prophetic scriptures! how slow they had been in taking in the great truths which testified of Christ! Looking upon Him in His humiliation, as He walked a man among men, they had not understood the mystery of His incarnation, the dual character of His nature. Their eyes were holden, so that they did not fully recognize divinity in humanity. But after they were illuminated by the Holy Spirit, how they longed to see Him again, and to place themselves at His feet!”

 

2-21-18 Afternoon, Bread of Life, part 2

- AA 90.2, “Only as they were united with Christ could the disciples hope to have the accompanying power of the Holy Spirit and the co-operation of angels of heaven. With the help of these divine agencies they would present before the world a united front and would be victorious in the conflict they were compelled to wage unceasingly against the powers of darkness. As they should continue to labor unitedly, heavenly messengers would go before them, opening the way; hearts would be prepared for the reception of truth, and many would be won to Christ. So long as they remained united, the church would go forth “fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.” Song of Solomon 6:10. Nothing could withstand her onward progress. The church would advance from victory to victory, gloriously fulfilling her divine mission of proclaiming the gospel to the world.

- The organization of the church at Jerusalem was to serve as a model for the organization of churches in every other place where messengers of truth should win converts to the gospel.”

- EGW often wrote that the members of the Church Triumphant are united with heaven.

- The members who are the “white horse” go forth “conquering and to conquer” so they are of the Church Triumphant.

- Organization brings unity, and unity brings Holy Spirit power, which is Satan’s worst fear.

- The priests were purified for 7 days before they began their work on the 8th day. They were represented by the rod that budded and bore fruit, but the ones that were drinking wine (of false doctrine) during their preparation/purification time offered “strange fire” because they could not see the difference between the common and the sacred, and were destroyed.

- The “Omega” people already claim they can’t see the difference between the common and the sacred,  and they also can’t see that they are fulfilling prophecy.

- EGW tells us to not have long discussions with critics about established truth (Titus 3:10).

- After Oct. 22, 1844 early Adventism was “scattered”, but by 1849 EGW said the “scattering time” was past and it was then the “gathering time”. Therefore they began their publishing work and establishing schools, which forced them to progressively develop an organization (even against rebellious resistance), and this Present Truth Movement has been paralleling their same work when not even planning to do so.

- 1MR 157.3-4, “We had a hard struggle in establishing organization. Notwithstanding that the Lord gave testimony after testimony upon this point, the opposition was strong, and it had to be met again and again. But we knew that the Lord God of Israel was leading us, and guiding by His providence. We engaged in the work of organization, and marked prosperity attended this advance movement. As the development of the work called upon us to engage in new enterprises, we were prepared to enter upon them.... God has blessed our united efforts. The truth has spread and flourished. Institutions have multiplied. The mustard seed has grown to a great tree. The system of organization has proved a grand success....”

- The work of organization was marred when in 1863 James White abandoned the 2520 and made the 1863 chart, and lost their oldest and youngest sons in parallel with the rebuilding of Jericho (1 Ki. 16:34).

- There were “shut doors” in 4-19-44 and 10-22-44, and also in 1863 when Adventism broke its covenant with God.

- Ancient Israel broke their covenant with God at the Gold Calf apostasy, and Aaron’s sin is pointed out as the greatest sin at that time, but he only continued to live because he repented, while 3000 defiant rebels were slain. Then the covenant was renewed (Dt. 29) to a new generation just before they took Jericho.

- When Adventism broke its covenant with God it gradually became very “Babylonish” in its teachings, and this Movement is calling SDA’s out from their Babylonish teachings, but we get accused of calling the SDA Church “Babylon”, which is not accurate. We are calling them out of “Laodicea” into “Ephesus”.

- On the Line of Christ the leadership was passed by at His birth (TOE), “Had the leaders in Israel been true to their trust, they might have shared the joy of heralding the birth of Jesus. But now they are passed by.” (DA 47) Ancient Israel was in their “Laodicea” while at the same time the Christian Church was in its “Ephesus”. For us that is 1989.

- DA 141, “With the calling of John and Andrew and Simon, of Philip and Nathanael, began the foundation of the Christian church.” But the “stones” had to be quarried out of the ground first before the “foundation” could be laid, or before 9/11 in our case.

- DA 290, “And He goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto Him whom He would: and they came unto Him. And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach.” This was a first step in the organization of His Church; first 5, then 7 more to make 12 (before the Cross at MN), then 7 more ordained after Pentecost as conditions required.

- In conclusion, the Covenant Lines of Moses, Christ & the Millerites show that organization was necessary and developed as a natural result of growth in each of the movements, but the present resistance we have now is an “internal” shaking caused by the “Omega” in this Movement.

 

2-21-18, Jeff, Bread of Life, part 1

- During the testing times of Moses, the time of Christ and the time of the Millerites the issue was “eating” the Word of God, as either manna, Christ Himself as the “Bread of Heaven” (or “Angel Food” as food provided by angels), which is the prophetic Word in the “little book” given to “eat” in Rev. 10.

- When we “eat” the 3 Angels’ Messages in the “little book” we were then given a reform message for God’s people first, then the world. At first we didn’t understand that fully until it became a controversy within this Movement. Then we saw that the histories of Moses, Christ and the Millerites were all illustrating the controversy over “eating the Word” in different ways.

- By 2012 the “external” arguments with the SDA GC were over, but the “no public evangelism” argument from within, an “internal” conflict began (the beginning of the “Omega”), and by now it is over “organization” (the end of the “Omega”), but both are answered by “eating the little book”.

- Organization is all about unity, and unity is the essence of the “ensign” in Bible prophecy. The “ensign” is made up of people who are the “outcasts of Israel” (Isa. 56:8, 66:5).

- The “ensign” is lifted up during the 7th Trumpet (when the “mystery of God is finished”) from 1844 to MN (for the “Priests”), and when the “mystery of God is finished” in a person they stop sinning forever.

- In the pattern of the “first & last”, in 1844 the emphasis was on the Sanctuary, and special light showed on the 10 Commandments and very especially the Sabbath (as the sign of sanctification), and now, as we approach MN, the emphasis is on the Incarnation (divinity combined with humanity) which is also “invested with a soft radiance” (21MR 407) which is a second witness to complete victory over sin. Therefore we are at the very end of the sounding of the 7th Trumpet now.

- The three Reformlines under consideration all include a work of organization; Moses & Jethro, Christ ordained some of His disciples, and then in Acts there was the choice of the 7 deacons.

- Unity is preserved through organization, so Satan fights against organization to prevent unity.

- In order to have organization & unity there MUST be a LEADER chosen by God, but people tend to reject the MAN God chooses and cry “kingly power”. In the wilderness wanderings it is seen that every time a problem came up the people accused Moses, their “visible” leader, of being at fault and forget about the INVISIBLE LEADER.

- AA 88.2, “The apostles must now take an important step in the perfecting of gospel order in the church by laying upon others some of the burdens thus far borne by themselves.”

- Critics of organization assert a “straw man” argument that the office of “leader” requires perfection, and that the one chosen to lead; the messenger that God raises up, must be totally free from any mistakes, even “infallible”, or else they claim the messenger and movement itself is not valid. (It reveals the presence of the spirit of popery in their own minds.)

- Some make character-attacks against the chosen leader/messengers, and some attack the message they bring, and some do both (and some even set up their own parallel organization, Num. 14:4).

- In the case of the Millerites the rebels even got Miller himself on their side against the Sabbath truth.

- In the Reform/covenant Line of Christ He actually was the “perfect leader”, and He was still rejected, because they couldn’t tell the “literal” from the “spiritual”, and it is happening again right now in this Movement. They can’t even see that they are fulfilling prophecy by their rebellion, as in the Line of Christ.

- A connected error is regarding the Holy Spirit and Latter Rain. Those who are waiting for the Latter Rain to perfect their characters at the very end, instead of working to clean their characters now, under the “former rain”, with God’s help, are going to be lost. We must have a character prepared for the Latter Rain, previously perfected under the “former rain”, “perfecting holiness in the fear of the Lord”.

- The “Omega” brethren have made these errors as they put the Latter Rain off into the future, and also reject the appointed leadership for this Movement.

- Num. 17, as an appointed leader and priest (not because of his character-perfection) Aaron’s rod that budded symbolizes a living, growing, developing and advancing message that bears fruit, not a message waiting for some future start-point after the door closes at MN before it can begin its work.

- The true leaders, the “Priests” of this Movement, are the ones who give the PBM, and are “lifted up as an ensign” in order that the people can see whose “rod” has “budded and brought forth fruit” (Aaron’s rod had received BOTH the Former Rain and Latter Rain) in time to get back on the “platform” before the door closes at MN.

- TM 506-507, re. the Former Rain cleanses from ALL filthiness of the flesh (lower nature) and spirit (higher nature) in preparation for the Latter Rain empowerment when the door closes at MN/day of the Lord’s anger.  

 

2-20-18, Jeff, Covenant Lines, part 1

- The main idea from the previous class was that the beginning and ending of a thing is the same, so Moses/Ephesus = Jesus/Laodicea for ancient Israel which has the same characteristics as Miller/Ephesus/Philadelphia = 144,000/ Laodicea for modern Israel.

- One Reformline can be broken into smaller Reformlines. The Millerite Line includes 8-11-40, 4-19-44, 10-22-44, 1863, but each timespan can be broken into a smaller Line thus: #1) 8-11-40 to 4-19-44 (1st cleansing of the Millerite “temple”). #2) 4-19-44 to 10-22-44 (2nd cleansing of the Millerite “temple”). #3) 10-22-44 to 1863 (transition from “movement” to “church”).

- Each of the smaller Lines mark the arrival of an Angel with a “writing” in his hand.

- The smaller Lines can also be laid one over another (“combined” as EGW says) to show that all 3 of the Angels arrive at the same time, as per Ezra 7:9 where Ezra has the authority of all 3 Decrees in the 3rd Decree he carried with him.

- Ezra 7:9 parallels 9/11 to us where the 3 Angels arrive with a “little book” for us to “eat”, plus the Angel of Rev. 18 arrives with a “hidden book”/“hidden manna” in His hand.

- “Eating” the Word of the Lord at each of the above Waymarks shows a new “covenant” relationship that parallels both circumcision in the OT and baptism in the NT. Therefore it is proper to equate 9/11 (and the other places where an Angel came down) with baptism. (The “Omega” people have had trouble with Parminder teaching that but it has really been an established truth from long ago, and the fact that they left this Movement shows they never really internalized the original message anyway, that “they were not of us” at all.)

- Before 2014 the critics of this Movement were all outside of it, but 2014 marks when “former brethren” began to cause an internal shaking and accuse FFA of teaching error over the “no public evangelism” issue, the “Alpha apostasy” of our time.

- Now in 2018 “organization” is the new shaking issue, but it is really the same, which shows that we are at the end of this “Omega” shaking time.

- EGW notes that the message may change over time but it is still the same Present Truth. “The Holy Spirit works upon mind and heart. The time has come when through God’s messengers the scroll is being unrolled to the world. Instructors in our schools should never be bound about by being told that they are to teach only what has been taught hitherto. Away with these restrictions. There is a God to give the message His people shall speak. Let not any minister feel under bonds or be gauged by men’s measurement. The gospel must be fulfilled in accordance with the messages God sends. That which God gives His servants to speak today would not perhaps have been present truth twenty years ago, but it is God’s message for this time. (1888 133.2).

- “To say that a passage means just this and nothing more, that you must not attach any broader meaning to the words of Christ than we have in the past, is saying that which is not actuated by the Spirit of God…. The truth, as it is in Jesus, is capable of constant expansion, of new development, and like its divine Author it will become more precious and beautiful; it will constantly reveal deeper significance…“ RH October 21, 1890.

- Rev. 12:10, As the Millerites “ate the little book” (as John), and then entered into the Most Holy Place by faith after 1844, so now we accept that when we “eat the little book” (Jer. 15:16, and following verses describe the Millerite experience) that we also “enter into the Most Holy Place by faith”, become “seated in heavenly places with Christ”, and become part of the “Church Triumphant” right now.

- Jer. 15:16, “I am called by Thy name”; name change = covenant relationship (Abram, Sarai, Jacob). Therefore we begin a new covenant relationship with God when we accept 9/11 as a prophetic event, and also begin a testing process to see if we will be faithful to the covenant.

- Eze. 2:1-3:11, When Ezekiel was called to “stand upon thy feet” the Lord spoke to him and the Holy Spirit entered him (as the Latter Rain began to sprinkle for us at 9/11), and he was given a message for God’s people only (not for public evangelism).

- Eze. 37, the message of the East Wind (9/11) makes the “dry bones” alive and “stand upon their feet”.

- Num. 14, ancient Israel failed their 10th test, so the “old” covenant people (the rebels) were passed by and the “new” covenant people (Joshua & Caleb) began; and again at 9/11.

- Ex. 16:1-35, the (3-fold) manna test for 40 years (Jesus tested 3x after 40 days), private time with God, not for public evangelism (until God led them to Jericho). The 3-fold weekly miracle of the manna (“angel’s food”) symbolized the 3 Angels’ Messages (also “angel’s food”), messages provided by the angels for us to “eat”. EW 259-261, if you don’t pass the first test you can’t take the second one, nor the third.

- The 40 years in the wilderness ended at Jericho, a type of the SL. Jesus’ 7 year ministry ended in 34 AD which was another type of the SL, but God gave the children mercy until they refused the Gospel and were destroyed in 70 AD, another type of the SL. A strange man also gave a repeated warning message of “Woe!” for the last 7 years, and the Roman Generals Cestius & Titus divided the 7 years into two 1260-day parts, the same period of mercy their fathers received.

- Num. 14:39-45, rebellion at Kedesh. The rebels rejected the Word of the Lord about them and proposed to fight in their own human strength before God told them to fight (instead of “resting” in the Lord Heb. 3), and even when the fight came at Jericho God did all the heavy work and the Israelites only did a mopping up operation.

- Moses represents two classes of worshipers (Peter too): he was 40 years old he was a rebel, but after 40 more years he is submissive to God’s will (Isaac too).

- The 40 years and the 7 years illustrate the “beginning and ending” rebellions of the “old covenant” people, and both represent an exclusive private time together with God and His “new covenant” people, before they were ready to begin their “public evangelism” work to the world.

- DA 232, “As the light and life of men was rejected by the ecclesiastical authorities in the days of Christ, so it has been rejected in every succeeding generation.” It happened with Christ at the end of ancient Israel, therefore it had to have happened with Moses at the beginning of ancient Israel, and it happened at the beginning of “modern Israel” (Millerites), and it is happening again today at the end of “modern Israel” (Adventism).

- DA 233, “For seven years after the Saviour entered on His ministry, the gospel was to be preached especially to the Jews;” (no public evangelism yet).

- DA 234.3, “God has given these things to us, and His blessing will attend the reverent, prayerful study of the prophetic scriptures.”

- GC 327.2, “Christ, at first in person and afterward by His disciples, extended the gospel invitation especially to the Jews…” (no public evangelism yet).

- AA 135.3, “As yet none of the disciples had preached the gospel to the Gentiles. In their minds the middle wall of partition, broken down by the death of Christ, still existed, and their labors had been confined to the Jews,” (no public evangelism yet).

- Considering the Covenant Line  from 1844 to 1863: As he who breaks one of the “tables” of the 10 Commandments is guilty of them all, so when the 2520 was rejected in 1863 virtually “all” of the truths on the 1843 & 1850 Charts (“tables”) were denied also, and Wm. Miller’s Dream was under way.

- 1846 is a milestone in Advent history because symbols of the “covenant” happened then, which indicate the testing time was over: EGW was married, had a name-change, was rebaptized, and she began keeping the Sabbath.

- Between 1844 & 1846 the believers were tested on the Spirit of Prophecy. When the brethren could not harmonize their views of Scripture then EGW was given a vision to guide them.

- EW 74, says there was a “scattering” and a “gathering” (before and after the SL Waymark on the Reformlines). The “old covenant” people were being “scattered” at the same time the “new covenant” people were being “gathered”, and the gathering of their truths to take to the world was complete by 1850, so it was time for the new 1850 Chart (for use in public evangelism, like in 34 AD, and at Jericho).

- The “no public evangelism” shaking in 2012 parallels the “no organization” shaking going on now, which will end at MN/Jericho/34 AD.

- The challenge for us is the same ever since 1989: do we have faith in the definition of prophecy as a figurative delineation of historical events leading down to the close of this earth’s history? Is that a mere human application, or is it God’s Word? If it is God’s Word then we must see that there has to be a special time of organization when God is entering into covenant with the 144, 000.

- The fact that the same arguments happen at the end as at the beginning show that God’s signature is all through the time of this Movement.

 

 

 

2-19-18, Jeff, 7 Churches

- Symbols can have more than one meaning, and the letters to the 7 Churches applied in their own literal history, and also in the history of ancient Israel from Moses to Christ, and again in the history of Christianity through our time until the end of the world.

- From 9/11 to MN, the first 4 churches represent 4 testing messages for this Movement based on Eze. 8: Ephesus = Image of Jealousy, Smyrna = Secret Chambers, Pergamos = Weeping for Tammuz, Thyatira = Sun worship. But also all 7 Churches can be applied from 9/11 to MN.

- The 7 Churches, 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets all have a 4 + 3 combination, the first 4 are different from the last 3 in the sequence, and the last 3 illustrate the end of the world.

- Many of the Churches have a “cause-effect” relationship: the power & righteousness of Ephesus leads to the persecution of Smyrna (2 Tim. 3:12, 3SM 397, which happens again at the end of the world, mainly from “former brethren” in the SDA Church).

- The persecution of Smyrna leads to the compromise of Pergamos with paganism, which leads to domination by pagan & papal Rome in Thyatira (there is a falling away before the man of sin can be revealed).

- The last 3 Churches are contemporary: Sardis (Old Protestantism in the Millerite time & Old Adventism now) is the target audience to receive a message from Philadelphia (faithful messengers) & Laodicea (unfaithful messengers).

- Rev. 6:2, the White Horse conquers as it is led onward step by step, both then and now, and becomes the Church Triumphant (CT 228).

- Rev. 2:2, Ephesus was marked by false apostles (traveling teachers) who were teaching lies, parallel to Moses (“Ephesus” of ancient Israel) who was faced with Korah, Dathan & Abiram who taught that all the congregation was holy and there was no distinction between the “wheat & tares” (as the “Omega” group now teaches). Anyone can be an “apostle” now with an Internet camera in their own home.

- Ephesus was rebuked for losing their first love, and forgetting their “first works”, parallel to people in this Movement who have forgotten our original teaching that one’s character has to be perfected BEFORE the SL in the USA.

- Smyrna corresponds to Judges: persecution and even martyrdom became popular and fashionable, and Christians often unnecessarily provoked the government to persecute them. Rome accepted all national religions and added them to the Pantheon, but the Christians had no nation, no king.

- Jud. 17:6, 21:25, In those days there was no king… every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

- TM 202,  “The Lord does not move upon His workers to make them take a course which will bring on the time of trouble before the time. Let them not build up a wall of separation between themselves and the world, by advancing their own ideas and notions. There is now altogether too much of this throughout our borders.”

- Another problem with Smyrna is the “synagogue of Satan”, that according to EGW confuses people until they can’t tell the difference between “wheat & tares”, which is a current problem right now.

- Pergamos parallels the books of the Kings, because the Israelite kings compromised with the pagan nations around them.

- Pergamos/paganism leads to Thyatira/papalism in cause-effect relationship, and the transition between the two are an important prophetic event noted in several Bible texts: Rev. 2:12–29, 2 Thess. 2:3–8; Rev. 13:2; Dan. 8:11, 12; 12:11; 11:30–31.

- Thyatira parallels the captivity of literal Israel in Babylon for 70 years and of spiritual Israel under Rome for 1260 years.

- After the captivity Malachi predicted the coming of “Elijah” which was John the Baptist on the Line of Israel, parallel to Wm. Miller on the Line of Adventism.

- Once these Lines are in place you can see that “Ephesus” for modern Israel overlaps with the “Laodicea” of ancient Israel, without even going through the history of the 7 Seals.

- EGW notes the repeat of the transition from paganism to the papacy: “The same spirit is seen today that is represented in Revelation 6:6–8. History is to be repeated. That which has been will be again.” Manuscript Releases, volume 9, 7.

- As history repeats the first becomes a type for the last, and the last has to be based on the first.

- Considering the 7 Seals; the 5th Seal parallels the 7th Seal, which is not a problem because the 5th, 6th & 7th Churches are all contemporary. Therefore the end illustrates the beginning again in this 3-Seal sequence.

- “‘And when he had opened the fifth seal, … Here were scenes presented to John that were not in reality but that which would be in a period of time in the future. “Revelation 8:1–4 quoted.” (which is the 7th Seal, when the SL happens) Manuscript Releases, volume 20, 197.

“When the fifth seal was opened, John the Revelator in vision saw beneath the altar the company that were slain for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. After this came the scenes described in the eighteenth of Revelation (under the 7th Seal, when the SL happens), when those who are faithful and true are called out from Babylon. [Revelation 18:1–5, quoted.]” Manuscript Releases, volume 20, 14.

- Papal Rome creates two groups of martyrs, the first during the 1260 and the last during the SL, and Rev. 18:6 calls for those murders to be “avenged” double.

- “God’s church on earth was as verily in captivity during this long period of relentless persecution as were the children of Israel held captive in Babylon during the period of the exile.” Prophets and Kings, 714.

- The first group of martyrs cry “How long?” Zech. 1:12, puts “How long?” after the 70 yrs. captivity, which EGW parallels to after the 1260 yrs. captivity. Therefore ancient Israel typifies modern Israel, the end illustrates the beginning, and “Ephesus” for ancient Israel coincides with “Laodicea” for modern Israel. 

 

2-18-18, Jeff, Great & Solemn Events

- The “great & solemn events” in EGW are the same as the “effect of every vision” in Eze. 12:23.

- They happen in “quick succession”, there are “old controversies” and new ones, “the Lord is at the door/threshold”, fanaticism and errors on sanctification arise, the “crown” passes from successive kingdoms, the “winds are restrained”, there are “preparations for war”, Ezekiel’s “wheels” represent the Reformlines, OT types meet their antitypes, there is “scattering and gathering”, Rev. 18 angel comes down, controversies over justification by faith, Jesus comes “as a thief in the night” (at MN), “life is descending” from above (the Latter Rain) and also Satan’s power is increasing from below, and we are in the Day of Atonement (Judgment of the Living).

- All of the stories in the entire Bible are going to be replayed from 9/11 to MN (the Day of the Lord), including the 7 Churches, with special emphasis on the relationship of “Ephesus” to “Laodicea” at the end of the world.

- 1 Cor. 10:11, OT histories are examples, or “types”, of the “antitype” from 9/11 to MN.

- 3SM 339, “All the great events and solemn transactions of Old Testament history have been, and are, repeating themselves in the church in these last days.”

- Preparing for war: Trump signed a bill that gives big money to the US Military to build up for “Raphia”.

- One “old controversy” that is back from the 1970’s is Desmond Ford’s “new theology” that has been taken up by the “Tree of Life/Omega” group that insist some “original sin” is taken from us at MN, whenever that is.

- Whoever has believed that the “Romans 7 man” was “converted” were “not of us” in heart in this Movement (John 6:66) because we have always taught that sin has to be overcome before the “door closes”.

- Those who have left this Movement are not to drain your time and energy by trying to bring them back in (Titus 3:10), because of 2 Cor. 3:18, by continuing to talk to them they may change your thinking by their specious reasoning, as the serpent did to Eve.

- The 7 Churches are repeating in our time, Ephesus-Smyrna-Pergamos from 9/11 to MN, then Thyatira-Sardis-Philadelphia-Laodicea.

- In the Millerite time from 1798 the “churches” were Sardis (Protestants [target audience]), Philadelphia & Laodicea (two groups mixed together).

- In our time from 1989 the “churches” are Laodicea (Adventism [target audience]) and Ephesus (which has two groups mixed together [wheat & tares]).

- Miller discovered that the 7 Churches parallel the 7 Seals in Revelation, and Uriah Smith applied them as “external-Seals” and “internal-Churches” to God’s true people.

- Miller also put the 7 Trumpets as parallel to the 7 Last Plagues, but instead of following the 7 Churches the 7 Trumpets began in the 3rd Church as judgments against Rome’s first Sunday Law in 321 AD.

- The first 4 Trumpets were pagan invasions on the Roman Empire until 476 AD, and then after the Sunday Law of 538 AD the 5th , 6th & 7th Trumpets (Woes) of Islam began.

- James White noted that the “7” Churches and Seals were further broken into 4 sequential events, and then 3 simultaneous events.

- S.N. Haskell in “The Story of the Seer of Patmos” p. 69 applied the 7 Churches to the End of the World over 100 years ago so that was standard SDA understanding even back then. Haskell used Miller’s logic and defended the “old view” of “the daily taken away” in 508 AD as paganism as per the 1843 & 1850 Charts. He also knew that the transition from “Laodicea” to “Ephesus” in the time of Christ was repeated in the Millerite time at the beginning of Adventism.

- Therefore it is consistent to see the transition from “Laodicea” (the old covenant people are being bypassed) to “Ephesus” (the new covenant people) again in our time at the end of Adventism.

- EGW made the same application in 1SM 406, “The trials of the children of Israel, and their attitude just before the first coming of Christ, have been presented before me again and again to illustrate the position of the people of God in their experience before the second coming of Christ.”

- Ancient Israel came out of Egypt, went into literal Babylon, then came back out.

- The Christian Church came out of “Egypt” (the spiritual “wilderness” of ancient Israel in 34 AD), went into spiritual “Babylon” (under the papacy for 1260 years), then came back out after 1798.

- Adventism came out of “Egypt” (the spiritual “wilderness” of backslidden Protestantism as “Sardis” after 1798), went into spiritual “Babylon” after EGW’s death, culminating in the QOD book in 1957, and ever since 1989 there has been a call to “come out” of Adventism’s Babylonish teachings (which is NOT a call to come out of Adventism).

- 3SM 399, “ALL the great events and solemn transactions of OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY have been, and are, repeating themselves IN THE CHURCH in these last days.” (emphasis supplied)

- 2SM 109, “All that God has in prophetic history specified to be fulfilled in the past has been, and all that is yet to come in its order will be. Daniel, God’s prophet, stands in his place. John stands in his place. In the Revelation the Lion of the tribe of Judah has opened to the students of prophecy the book of Daniel, and thus is Daniel standing in his place. He bears his testimony, that which the Lord revealed to him in vision of the great and solemn events WHICH WE MUST KNOW as we stand on the very threshold of their fulfillment.” (emphasis supplied)

- 8T 301, “The solemn messages that have been given in their order (7 Churches, 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets) in the Revelation are to occupy the first place in the minds of God’s people. Nothing else is to be allowed to engross our attention.”

 

2-15-18, Jeff, Faith, part 2

- Question: Does God have two churches on earth simultaneously? (Answer: Yes He often does.)

- Joshua & Caleb were the “Church Triumphant” within the “church militant” of the rest of ancient Israel.

- Jesus was the “Church Triumphant” within the “church militant” of the Jews.

- Millerites were the “Church Triumphant” within the “church militant” of Protestantism.

- Now Ephesus is the “Church Triumphant” within the “church militant” of Laodicea.

- At the TOE the previous “covenant people” are passed-by, and a “new covenant” people begin, though the previous group continue to exist and appear to function as normal for some time.

- The stones have to be quarried out of the mountain before they can be laid in the foundation for the new temple.

- 2 Cor. 10:15, increasing faith.

- Rom. 12:3, every man has a measure of faith.

- Heb. 3:1-4:12, the rebels who died in the wilderness had the Gospel preached to them, but they didn’t have any faith in it.

- Gal. 1:6-9, only Paul’s Gospel, any other “gospel” is cursed, so it is very important to know what it is.

- The SOP has the same creative power as God’s Word, therefore we should “expect and depend” on that too.

- Commenting on A.T. Jones’ article in the Review and Herald, December 24, 1908:

- If we are Justified, our faith is to “expect and depend” that we are “seated in heavenly places” as part of the “Church Triumphant” with Christ (on God’s throne) right now.

- “Our lives, ourselves, are already his; faith acknowledges his ownership and accepts its blessing. Truth, uprightness, purity, have been pointed out as secrets of life’s success. It is faith that puts us in possession of these principles. Every good impulse or aspiration is the gift of God; faith receives from God the life that alone can produce true growth and efficiency.”

- “How to exercise faith should be made very plain. To every promise of God there are conditions. If we are willing to do his will, all his strength is ours. Whatever gift he promises is in the promise itself. ‘The seed is the word of God.’ As surely as the oak is in the acorn, so surely is the gift of God in his promise. If we receive the promise, we have the gift.

-  “Faith that enables us to receive God’s gifts, is itself a gift, of which some measure is imparted to every human being. It grows as it is exercised in appropriating the Word of God. In order to strengthen faith, we must often bring it in contact with the Word.”

- Rom. 10:17, faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (& SOP).

- “Faith is the expecting the word of God to do what it says, and the depending upon that word to do what it says.” A. T. Jones, Lessons on Faith, 16.

- “If we reach the standard of perfection, our peculiar traits of disposition must be molded into harmony with Christ’s will. Then we shall sit together in heavenly places in Christ; brethren will work together, without a thought of collision.” Bible Training School, November 1, 1902.

- “The plant must either grow or die. As its growth is silent and imperceptible, but continuous, so is the growth of character. At every stage of development our life may be perfect; yet if God’s purpose for us is fulfilled, there will be constant advancement.” Child Guidance, 162.

- Creative Power: “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:3.

- 9MR 300-302, “…this Book contains all that we know for certain and all that we can ever hope to learn in regard to God and Christ, unless, like Paul, we are taken to the third heaven to hear ‘unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter’ (2 Corinthians 12:4).”

- Critics are now claiming “sola scriptura” (the Bible and the Bible alone), but EGW endorses that we can receive light from God outside of the Bible & SOP.

- What Paul learned in the throne room of God, that was “not lawful for a man to utter” at that time, was the Reformlines, or the 7 Thunders, because they are reserved until just before the COP.

- John, as Paul’s contemporary, also was told to “seal up” what the 7 Thunders uttered during the Millerite time, because they are not to be “unsealed” until just before the COP, which is now our time.

- “Faith, in itself, is an act of the mind.” (Like sin is a choice that is also an “act of the mind”, or the will.)

- The “Omega” group holds there is some “original sin” that is not included in our Justification.

- THE FOUNDATION OF OUR FAITH

“Ministers should present the sure word of prophecy as the foundation of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists.” Evangelism, 196.

- 1 Cor. 3:11, the foundation is Christ and prophecy. 1 Pet. 2:3-10, Christ the Chief Cornerstone.

- “In the Galatian churches, open, unmasked error was supplanting the gospel message. Christ, the true foundation of the faith, was virtually renounced for the obsolete ceremonies of Judaism. The apostle saw that if the believers in Galatia were saved from the dangerous influences which threatened them, the most decisive measures must be taken, the sharpest warnings given.” Acts of the Apostles, 385.

- “In the Galatian churches [of “Ephesus”], open, unmasked error was supplanting the gospel message. Christ, the true foundation of the faith, was virtually renounced for the obsolete ceremonies of [“Laodicea”].

- “The warning has come: Nothing is to be allowed to come in that will disturb the foundation of the faith upon which we have been building ever since the message came in 1842, 1843, and 1844. …We do not propose to take our feet off the platform … Do you think that I could give up the light that God has given me? It is to be as the Rock of Ages. …” General Conference Daily Bulletin, April 6, 1903.

- “The scripture which above all others had been both the foundation and the central pillar of the advent faith was the declaration: ‘Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.’ Daniel 8:14.” The Great Controversy, 409.

- “God’s great moral standard is His ten precepts, the foundation of the faith of prophets and apostles.” Manuscript Releases, volume 2, 120.

- “When the Jews rejected Christ they rejected the foundation of their faith. And, on the other hand, the Christian world of today who claim faith in Christ, but reject the law of God are making a mistake similar to that of the deceived Jews.” Selected Messages, book 1, 229.

- The Reformlines are the foundation of our faith in this Movement, and therefore are Christ, so the arguments against the Reformlines are really arguments against Christ.

 

2-14-18, Jeff, Faith, part 1

- For God to make us righteous at our conversion, then say there is some “original sin” He has to cleanse us from at some future time, makes God a liar about our righteousness at conversion.

- Reading from an article by A.T. Jones in Review and Herald, February 12, 1901…

- Heb. 11:6. God is, and He rewards those who diligently seek Him with His righteousness.

- “In believing in God it is not enough to believe in the self-existent One. He is more than that—He is more than existence: He is character. And in believing in Him it is not enough to believe that He is: we must believe WHAT He is.

- “His name embraces both these thoughts. And His name is not known unless these two thoughts—self-existence and character—are known. As to existence, His name is ‘I AM;’ and as to character, ‘I am what I am.’”

- “Righteousness within is testified to by righteousness without. He who is righteous within is not hard-hearted and unsympathetic, but day by day he grows into the image of Christ, going on from strength to strength. He who is being sanctified by the truth will be self-controlled, and will follow in the footsteps of Christ until grace is lost in glory. The righteousness by which we are justified is imputed; the righteousness by which we are sanctified is imparted. The first is our title to heaven, the second is our fitness for heaven.” —The Review and Herald, June 4, 1895. {MYP 35.2}

- Justification = Imputed (put-on-us) righteousness = title to heaven = legality of the law; Christ as Substitute.

- Sanctification = Imparted (Im-part-ed, part-of-us) righteousness = fitness for heaven = personal experience; Christ as Example.

- We “good” SDAs generally don’t let the Holy Spirit convict us that it is our smallest sins that make us participate in Jesus’ crucifixion, as well as our big sins. Therefore our repentance is at the meaningless level of Saul.

- “The knowledge of what the Scripture means when urging upon us the necessity of cultivating faith, is more essential than any other knowledge that can be acquired. We suffer much trouble and grief because of our unbelief, and our ignorance of how to exercise faith. We must break through the clouds of unbelief. We cannot have a healthy Christian experience, we cannot obey the gospel unto salvation, until the science of faith is better understood, and until more faith is exercised. There can be no perfection of Christian character without that faith that works by love, and purifies the soul.” EGW, R&H, October 18, 1898.

- Rom. 14:23, Whatsoever is not of faith is sin, and of course sin cannot please God.

- THE FOUNDATION OF OUR FAITH

- “Ministers should present the sure word of prophecy as the foundation of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists.” Evangelism, 196.

- The faith that works by love is received when we are justified by our faith in Christ, and that love makes us perfect and purifies the soul, then sanctification begins.

- Gen. 3:15, God puts “enmity” between the two seeds. One is motivated by love to God and His Law and hatred of sin.

- We get God’s love in our hearts by the Holy Spirit when we realize and are convicted of the hopeless depth of rebellion we are sunken in, and that we have destroyed ourselves, and how we have hurt everyone around us, and personally spit upon Christ, slapped Him and put the nails through His hands, but then accept the gift of His mercy and perfect righteousness in place of our sins. That is the “gold” and “white raiment” of faith and love in the Laodicean message, and the “eyesalve” is to understand that every story in His Word is being repeated in our time now.

- With this kind of faith, love and righteousness we can then correctly understand and process the prophetic information, and expect and depend upon God to fulfill His prophecies.

- Whatever is not of faith is sin, but whatever is of genuine faith is the righteousness of Christ, which will be lifted up in a group of people for the world to see.

- Let the prophetic Word increase our faith.

 

 

2-13-18, Jeff, The Prophetic Word

- 2SM 101-104, gives the definition of prophecy, and the main and final player of prophecy:

- “Historical events, showing the direct fulfillment of prophecy, were set before the people, and the prophecy was seen to be a figurative delineation of events leading down to the close of this earth’s history. The scenes connected with the working of the man of sin are the last features plainly revealed in this earth’s history.” Rome is always “the last feature” in this earth’s history.

- The context before and after the definition shows how the final attacks on God’s Word will happen through false teachers.

- “Many theories were advanced, bearing a semblance of truth, but so mingled with misinterpreted and misapplied scriptures, that they led to dangerous errors.”

- Those who deny that the Church Triumphant has already begun “misinterpret and misapply” symbolic Bible & EGW statements about the victorious final Church.

- “And those who are seeking to understand this message will not be led by the Lord to make  an application of the Word that will undermine the foundation and remove the pillars of the faith that has made Seventh-day Adventists what they are today.”

- Millerite history typifies our history in this Movement, and a major problem comes from those who have no long history in this Movement, same as with the Millerite movement, they try to move established past truths into the future.

- “Some will take the truth applicable to their time, and place it in the future. Events in the train of prophecy that had their fulfillment away in the past are made future, and thus by these theories the faith of some is undermined.”

- The “Omega/Tree of Life” group claim God will remove our hidden sinfulness at some future time, which was an old error that Robert Brinsmead put out in the 1970’s and was rejected by Adventism back then.

- “The leadings of the Lord were marked” = Waymarks in the Millerite historical events.

- The truths the Millerites discovered and put into the public arena were hammered out with much controversy.

- “Point after point was established by the Lord God of heaven. That which was truth then, is truth today. But the voices do not cease to be heard — ‘This is truth. I have new light.’ But these new lights in prophetic lines are manifest in misapplying the Word and setting the people of God adrift without an anchor to hold them.”

- The fact that there is a controversy over false prophetic teachings again at this time at the end of Adventism shows that we are on the very borders of Midnight.

- The Bible & SOP have creative power for those to believe them to mold them into the moral image of Christ.

- To believe that God takes our confessed sins away and regards us as righteous, when we still believe we have “original sin” that still makes us guilty, simply makes God a liar when He declares us as righteous.

- God cannot lie because whatever He says, instantly happens; unless He speaks in prophecy, than that happens whenever He says it will happen.

- If the prophetic Lines are the Word of God, then they also have God’s creative energy in them.

- AA 585, “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.”

- All the prophetic Lines meet and end in the book of Revelation.

- GC 355.3, “The prophecies present a succession of events leading down to the opening of the judgment.” For the Millerites it was the judgment of the dead, but for us it is the judgment of the living.

- Two aspects of prophecy to recognize are both the prophecy itself, and the circumstances of the prophet when the prophecy was given.

- The grand central theme of the Bible is the rise of the Great Controversy (external Line) and the work of Redemption (internal Line).

- Eze. 12:23, “the effect of every vision” in the whole Bible began for us at 9/11 and continues to the New Earth. Whatever happens from 9/11 onward has already been foretold in the Bible (Amos 3:7).

- Prophecies are revealed as the “7 Seals” are progressively opened, and they show the history of Ancient Israel, the Millerite time, and our time. Plus they show that “Ephesus” & “Laodicea” both exist at the same time as one sequence ends and another begins.

- 20MR 197, “There in His open hand lay the book, the roll of the history of God’s providences, the prophetic history of nations (external) and the church (internal)…. In symbolic language was contained in that roll the influence of every nation, tongue, and people from the beginning of earth’s history to its close (the entire Great Controversy) ... The destiny of every nation (including the United States) was contained in that book.” Therefore, everything in the Bible is prophetic, and it all repeats in our history as the “perfect effect of every vision.”

- Rom. 1:16-17, the Gospel is the creative power of God in His prophetic Word for salvation. Jones & Waggoner’s teachings emphasized that we have to expect God’s Word to create what it says, and to depend on it, especially now in the time of the “Omega”, from increasing faith to increasing faith.

- Hab. 2:1-4, v.1 watching to see what He says (prophecies), then v. 2-3 write them out plainly (43 & 50 Charts), and then v. 4 they separate the “lifted up” or “prideful” (gadal) from those with “prophetic faith”, both for the Millerites and for us today, and they are called “just” or “justified” by the creative prophetic Word.

- Health reformers and “1888 message” proponents downplay the prophetic message.

- Mt. 24:14-15, the Gospel is in the context of “end of the world” prophecies, not health or country living, or any other message. V. 15, says “therefore” the Gospel to be carried to the world is about the “abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel” which can only be known by studying prophecy!   

 

 

2-12-18 Jeff, Expectation & Dependence

- The “Lines” are not “above the Bible” as some say we claim, but the Lines ARE the Bible.

- 5T 708, need to keep studying prophecy.

- 2 Chron. 20:20, our prosperity depends believing God’s prophets.

- Mt. 10:41, He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward.

- 2 Pet. 1:19-20, sure word, a light, no private interpretation.

- “Ministers should present the sure word of prophecy (not the health message or country living) as  the foundation of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists.” Evangelism, 196.

- Gen. 1:1, using the “rule of first mention”, God is the creator and His Word is the creative power. Christs’ miracles confirmed that His Word has creative power, and most of God’s Word is … prophecy.

- Ultimately, every Word of God is prophetic, therefore prophecy is the foundation of our faith.

- People are losing their eternal life right now over the false accusation that “men” are putting human logic, in the “Lines”, above the Bible.

- THE DEFINITION OF PROPHECY

“There are those now living who, in studying the prophecies of Daniel and John, received great light from God as they passed over the ground where special prophecies were in process of fulfillment in their order. They bore the message of time to the people. The truth shone out clearly as the sun at noonday. Historical events, showing the direct fulfillment of prophecy, were set before the people, and the prophecy was seen to be a figurative delineation of events leading down to the close of this earth’s history.” Selected Messages, book 2, 101–102.

- The prophecies have a specific order, but the ”Omega” and “Tree of Life” people have broken the order by putting the events of 9/11 into the future.

- Prophecy is about events that are figurative, and it is linear, to be set upon a timeline.

- The present shaking in this Movement is cleansing it in preparation for being lifted up as an ensign. People may choose to not be on the Lord’s side, but the Lord never loses a battle. Therefore our confidence in God’s power in this Movement should only get stronger.

- TRACED ON A LINE

“We must have a knowledge of the Scriptures, that we may trace down the lines of prophecy, and understand the specifications given by the prophets, and by Christ and the apostles; that we may not be ignorant; but be able to see that the day is approaching, so that with increased zeal and effort, we may exhort one another to faithfulness, piety, and holiness.” Review and Herald, July 31, 1888.

- We had misunderstood some “specifications” of prophecy as they applied to “types”, until in Wales last year it was seen that the “types” were being misused by the “Psalm 23 people”.

- The 1st Angel appears at both the TOE and 9/11, but the “specifications” are different. At the TOE the 1st Angel “arrives”, and at 9/11 the 1st Angel is “empowered”. Each Waymark on a prophetic Line has its own “specifications”.

- PROPHECY LINES ARE REPEATED

“Revelation is a sealed book, but it is also an opened book. It records marvelous events that are to take place in the last days of this earth’s history. The teachings of this book are definite, not mystical and unintelligible. In it the same line of prophecy is taken up as in Daniel. Some prophecies God has repeated, thus showing that importance must be given to them. The Lord does not repeat things that are of no great consequence.” Manuscript Releases, volume 9, 7–8.

- Miller’s Rule #13, history repeats, and God takes care that history and prophecy agree.

- A SPECIFIC ORDER

“All that God has in prophetic history specified to be fulfilled in the past has been, and all that is yet to come in its order will be. …the Lord revealed to him (Daniel) in vision of the great and solemn events which we must know as we stand on the very threshold of their fulfillment.” Selected Messages, book 2, 109.

- In Rev. 6 the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah” opens the 7 Seals from the book of Daniel, and the Millerites knew they were in the 1st Seal from 1798 onward, which is the “increase of knowledge” Waymark, parallel to 1989.

- We have to expect and depend on God’s prophetic Word being fulfilled and accomplishing its purpose in our time.

- “The first and second messages were given in 1843 and 1844, and we are now under the proclamation of the third; but all three of the messages are still to be proclaimed. … showing their order, and the application of the prophecies that bring us to the third angel’s message. There cannot be a third without the first and second. These messages we are to give to the world …showing in the line of prophetic history the things that have been and the things that will be.” Selected Messages, book 2, 104–105.

- The “lines of prophetic history” from the past show the things that will be in the future, and they are not simply the product of human logic but are the creative power of God.

- WAYMARKS

The great waymarks of truth, showing us our bearings in prophetic history, are to be carefully guarded, lest they be torn down, and replaced with theories that would bring confusion rather than genuine light. Selected Messages, book 2, 101–102.

- The Waymarks upon the Lines were always in the Bible , but not understood before 1989, but they were established by Future For America after 1989. Therefore the warning that the Waymarks are to be guarded only applies after 1989. It is an attack upon the Waymarks to claim that Future For America misuses the Waymarks. That claim even fulfills the warning that there would be an attack on the Waymarks. The Millerite Waymarks were the time-prophecies that people tried to put off into the future, and our Waymarks are the “events in their order” that people are trying to put off into the future.

 

 

 

2-11-18, Jeff, Outline

- Jeff begins by reviewing the current controversy, especially about Parminder’s teaching, and how that he agrees with Parminder and even learned a key idea from Parminder, that there can’t be a “type-antitype” within the same Reformline, but one Line can be typical of a later Line, so it was an adjustment of what we previously understood. The TOE began in 1798 but Wm. Miller didn’t “get it” until 20 years later, so the understanding of a prophetic truth has to develop after it is marked on a Reformline.

- Jeff reviews the development of this message with emphasis on the years from 2004 > 2014, both year meetings were summaries of the message up to that point.

- This message has been opposed by both the SDA GC and Independent ministries ever since 1994 (external opposition), but when POTJ broke away in 2012 it marked the beginning of the “Omega” because it was people who professed to accept the truth of 9/11 who were now breaking away (internal opposition).

- The 2012 argument began over whether there were 4 or 5 generations listed in the book of Joel, then whether the insects were Islam, Rome or the 144,000.

- Also about that same time it was discovered that all of the Angels that came down had a “writing” for God’s people to “eat”, and then they had a message to take back to Adventism, rather than to focus on public evangelism, which caused another argument, but the “Covenant Lines” study showed that there were times when God’s people had special instruction for them alone before they were ready with their message for the world.

- The “Covenant Lines” study will be the focus of this Trimester.

- When God entered into a covenant with one group of people He was also bypassing or divorcing the previous covenant people because of their apostasy.

- The focus is on the exclusive internal teaching work for God’s people before they were ready to “evangelize” the outside world; first in the time of Moses, then Christ, then the Millerites, and finally for us in this Present Truth Movement today. For Moses it was 40 years, for Christ it was 7 years, and for the Millerites it was 6 years (for us it will be 30 years in 2019).

- The “Omega” argument over “public evangelism” has since morphed into the present resistance against “organization”, with particular attention to the issue of “kingly power” within the organization, and rejection of appointed leadership authority.

- The answer to both controversies is the same since “the end shows the beginning”, and the current conflict re. organization is understood to be the “end” of the Omega because the 3 previous histories also show an organizational work that was resisted.

- GC 329, Miller’s message was complete in 1818, many years before he first went public with it in 1831. Everything after 1818 was just expanding on the original message.

- The message of Future For America was complete in 1996 with the publication of the “Time of the End” (message) and “Prophetic Timelines” (methodology)  magazines (and the “Final Rise & Fall of the King of the North” book), but the study of Dan 11:40-45 was begun in 1989.

- RH 3-22-87, Revival is our greatest need. TM 113, D&R will bring the revival. 1SM 121, Revival is a renewal of life, needed because we are “dead”, and it has to happen at least just before the SL hits in the United States in Dan. 11:41.

- Dan. 11:42 marks the Mark of the Beast and the Close of Probation for Adventism in the USA, but all of the breakaway ministries are focused on some kind of character perfection just after the door closes, which is a complete denial of the foundation of this message as it was established in 1996.

- Once you grasp the prophetic connection between 1818 and 1996 you are proof against most of the foolish arguments going on nowadays. We must have a character prepared for the Seal of God before MN, and the prophetic Lines ARE the Bible, not “above” the Bible as some falsely allege we say.

- True faith not only believes that God’s Word has supernaturally creative power, but that what it says will be actually fulfilled. The foundation of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists is prophecy.

- Interpretation of prophecy is the crux of the current conflict with the “Omega” in this Movement, and in order to stay straight you have to have faith that the Reformlines will be fulfilled as we understand them rather than as the “Omega” people understand them, and that there is duly appointed authority in the leadership of this Movement, or you will be swept away.

- To profess to believe the “Time of the End” & “Prophetic Lines” magazines without letting it subdue the heart and change your life is an incomplete faith at best.

- Evidence indicates the Lord is now taking this Movement down to “Gideon’s 300”, and the last argument of the “Omega” is over organization and authority, which was the same as the first argument of the “Omega” over public evangelism; it was really about organization and authority then too.

- When the “300” are ready they will be “lifted up as an ensign” to the world.

- Amos 3:7, the Lord doesn’t do anything without showing it to His servants the prophets.

- If the Church Triumphant is in heaven, then when we are converted and justified through the infilling of the Holy Spirit we are “seated in heavenly places” with Christ on His throne with Him.  We overcome by submitting to the Father’s will as He did, here and now and not at some future time.

 

 2-5-18, Parminder, The Final Warning, part 1

- GC 603, empowerment of the 3rd Angel at the SL. (10MR 314, 3rd Angel to be proclaimed with “increasing power”, a progression of power.)

- LS 411, New York buildings fall = Rev. 18 = 9/11.

- 1SM 362.4, “The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer.”

- GC Chs. 38-39 (The Final Warning & Time of Trouble), class works on placing the Waymarks described (but not named) in the chapters on our Reformline in the order of the model of Hos. 10:12 (Fallow Ground, TOE, Plough/break up, Sow, Former Rain, Latter Rain, Harvest).

- Parminder strongly stresses the need to work out a unity of understanding while in the class, and not to sit silently in disagreement. The main point right now is not so much doctrinal unity as learning how to reconcile differing viewpoints as brethren in the spirit of Christ, and purposefully not becoming offended at each other personally. (Admittedly no easy task.)

- To illustrate the technique of “making application” of a prophecy, the class is referred to the Millerite’s use of Habakkuk 2. The prophecy itself is speaking of the invasion (Babylon’s 2520 curse) that was “coming for sure even though it seemed to tarry”, but the Millerites “made application” of that vision to their own time, saying that the fulfillment of Dan. 8:14 (the 2300 yrs.) was “coming for sure even though it seemed to tarry”.

- Habakkuk wrote his vision on “tables” of stone, but the Millerites wrote their vision on the “tables” of the 1843 & 1850 Charts in their application of Hab. 2 to their own time, and as “prophets” we are supposed to “make application” of the vision to our own time.

- If you don’t understand the original meaning right then you are liable to make errors in your application.

- The Millerites had their MC on a set date, Aug. 15, 1844, but the parallel in our time, the Loud Cry, is something that “swells” over a period of time.

- We used to show the “increase of knowledge” (IoK) as an ascending line, but now mark it as a point on the line because it marks the fulfillment of Dt. 18:18 in the raising up of Wm. Miller in 1818.

- Also by the “IoK” in 1818 they had all of their information they needed for their message, parallel to 9/11 on our Line when we had all the information we needed for our message then. Everything after then is just refinement of the original message.

- Dt. 18:18 speaks of a “prophet” being raised up and was fulfilled in Wm. Miller in 1818 for the Millerites, and is fulfilled again in this Movement in 1989.

- For the “Priests” the Millerite MC parallels the SDA Loud Cry, but remember that the LC also “swells” in a progression after the SL.  

 

2-4-18, Parminder afternoon, Baker Letter, part 3

- 13MR 14, last sentence of 1st paragraph, re. “to restore to the world the moral image of God in man and to reshape the character”. Class analyses what “restore the moral image of God” and “to reshape the character” means. Character is “thoughts & feelings” (Mar. 222.2).

- Class struggles with whether we are “restored” to the state of Adam before his fall, or after he was converted.  Eph.3:16, strengthened in the inner man.  2Cor. 4:16, outward man perishes (gets older every day) while the inner man “goes back to his beginning” every day. Therefore we are restored to Adam’s converted state because our “outward man” gets older every day like Adam’s converted body did. There was no difference in Adam’s “inner man” between Adam’s pre-Fall and post-Conversion state.

- We are still confusing “perfection” with “maturity”. So why are we not “mature” yet? God controls the Latter Rain that brings maturity.

- 4BC 1164.8, “The youth especially stumble over this phrase, ‘a new heart.’ They do not know what it means. They look for a special change to take place in their feelings. This they term conversion. Over this error thousands have stumbled to ruin, not understanding the expression, ‘Ye must be born again.’

“When Jesus speaks of the new heart, He means the mind, the life, the whole being. To have a change of heart is to withdraw the affections from the world, and fasten them upon Christ. To have a new heart is to have a new mind, new purposes, new motives. What is the sign of a new heart?—a changed life. There is a daily, hourly dying to selfishness and pride.” (The Youth’s Instructor, September 26, 1901) {4BC 1164.10}

- In conversion Christ restores the “higher powers” of the “inner man” to be in control of the “lower powers”, which is the “moral image of God”.

- Since we all in this Movement have been “baptized” by faith in 9/11, we are now complete in Christ but yet growing in maturity (blade, ear, full corn), so there is no need to be anxious about “getting ready for our COP by MN”, which is an error. “Maturity” does not determine our salvation, but whether we are “in Christ” at all, or not; if we are in the growing process or not.

- Our unity in both belief and love between brethren will reveal our conversion in Christ.

 

2-4-18, Parminder, Typology

- GC Chs. 38-39 (The Final Warning & Time of Trouble).

- 3 models for Reformlines or parables are; Agriculture, Construction and Marriage.

- Under inspiration different prophets apply the same Bible verses differently. A problem arises when we confine ourselves to only EGW’s application of a Bible verses, instead of using our own prophetic right to apply Bible verses differently than she does.

- If a parable is based on agriculture then the application must be based on agriculture also.

- Hos. 10:12, “fallow ground” before the TOE and “break up” after with straight “lines” = furrows after the TOE. Also, Joel 3 the “valley of decision”, Eze. 37 the “valley of dry bones”, which is “Tophet” and the “valley of the son of Hinnom” where God’s people made pagan human/child sacrifices.

- The sins that need to be broken up after the TOE begins are the “sins of the fathers” or “prophetic sins”.

- Next is to sow righteous “seed” and receive righteous “rain”, then comes the perfect growth toward maturity. “Perfection” is at every stage of growth (blade, ear, corn) and “maturity” is fully grown.

- If the “rain” began at 9/11 then even the “blade” stage of growth is “perfect”, contrary to the “Omega” claim that there is no perfection until MN.

- Inspiration usually focuses on the end-stage of growth, but our job is to focus on the beginning “foundation” since 9/11.

- The Church Militant has always been a mix of “wheat & tares”, but will eventually be only “tares”.

- The Church Triumphant is currently a mix of “wheat & tares”, but will eventually be only “wheat”.

- The problem is easier to understand in the “construction” model; easier to mentally separate the Ark from the men building it.

- The Temple was perfect at every stage of construction, but the workers were lazy (Haggai/Zechariah).

- When speaking of the Church Triumphant we have to be careful to speak of the work and the workers separately.

- GC 389.3, “perfect fulfillment” = maturity or completion.

- Apr. 19, 1844 was a perfect fulfillment of the 2nd Angel’s message, and 9/11 was perfect too.

- We have been a bit sloppy in our descriptions, but since dissenters have come up we have to “tighten up” our language and be more precise as we describe prophetic events and ideas.

- Constantine’s pagan SL in 321 AD was not a “type” of the papal SL in 538, but 538 was a further development or progression of Sunday laws, as it will be in the future.

- But, the development of the SL from 321 to 538 at that time on its own line, is a type of the development of the SL from the MC to the SL in our time on our line.

- EGW often makes an application of one Reformline to another Reformline (Pentecost to the End line = Former Rain to the Harvest line).

- 10MR 314, 3rd Angel to be proclaimed with “increasing power”, a progression of power.

- GC 401.3, the Millerite movement was “free from human imperfection”, as a type of our Movement.

- Back to Hos. 10:12, to “sow in righteousness” = 2nd Angel (at 9/11), and righteousness is victory over sin (Rom. 6:1-3, 7:1-6).

- Joel 2:23 shows “former rain” and then “latter rain” before the harvest/binding off.

- A mistake some have been making was putting the latter rain at the binding off instead of before it, which forces one to move the 2nd Angel from 9/11 to a later time.

- CET 112.3, (the Latter Rain must be before the Binding Off), “I saw that many were neglecting the preparation so needful, and were looking to the time of “refreshing” and the “latter rain” to fit them to stand in the day of the Lord, and to live in His sight. Oh, how many I saw in the time of trouble without a shelter! They had neglected the needful preparation, therefore they could not receive the refreshing that all must have to fit them to live in the sight of a holy God.”

- The latter rain at Pentecost sent the disciples out to do evangelism, first to the “church” then to the world. It was not for them to perfect their characters. That was done in the 50 days before Pentecost. Our character perfection is done during the Former Rain, not the Latter Rain.  

 

2-02-18, Jeff & Parminder, Explanation of the Shaking

- Question #1 - The Bible is a dead letter. Response to the charge that Parminder’s reference to the Bible as a “dead letter” was wrong.

- Heb. 4:12, “dividing asunder soul and spirit”. It is ok to take Bible verses and apply them to a local person or situation; Paul, EGW and we all do it. Parminder suggests “dividing asunder soul and spirit” refers to the “separation of wheat and tares” as a legitimate application of the “dividing” aspect of the  verse. Therefore the Bible is indeed a “dead letter” if it is never read or if it is not allowed to convert the heart. Beyond that it is also God’s “Sword” when used by human agents to separate two classes of people.

- Question #2 - Following Man. Response to the charge that this Present Truth Movement is following man or men, primarily directed at Parminder.

- The Apostle Paul had the same problem, but we are to imitate his method of work anyway. The main charge against Paul was that he was bringing “Gentile sinners” into the movement without “due process”. No other man had “commissioned” him to do his work, so his work was questioned and resisted.

- Paul was the driving force in “Ephesus” but the Jews, and Judaizing Christians, wanted to pull him back into Jewish “Laodicea”. Critics against this Movement now, who just 4 years ago believed it was led of God, want to pull it back toward SDA Laodicea with the charge that it is following “a man, or men” instead of Laodicean Adventism.

- The root of this accusation is a doctrinal disagreement that began about a year ago, and is recurring again now.

- Isa 35:8  “And an highway (prophetic Reform Line) shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.”

- GC 343.2 (GW 1), The truth most clearly taught in the Bible is that God uses “weak, erring, men” to do His work. When men “eat” His Word (Jeremiah, Ezekiel, John) then the words that come out of their mouths are inerrant God’s Words, and they are God’s “prophets”.

- In 1 Cor. Paul says that “prophesying” is the best gift of God to His Church, and encourages all to seek to do it as His messengers or ambassadors.

- DA 455.3, is about enemies trying to entrap Jesus; and the same thing is happening in this Present Truth Movement in general (and Parminder in particular). Converted people recognize the Truth when they see it, and the man who is presenting it, and the organization “ministry” that supports him. God’s “sheep” know His voice, even when it is given through a man.

- Question # 3 - Deception of Elder Jeff. Response to the charge that Parminder has deceived Elder Jeff.

- The people who make this charge are evidently themselves following Jeff (instead of the Bible Jeff presents), and are afraid Parminder will lead astray both Jeff and them too.

- The alleged Millerite precedent is when men influenced Wm. Miller to reject the Sabbath.

- The charge is invalid both because Jeff & Parminder have very little contact, and also Jeff denies that Parminder influences him anyway.

- At issue is Parminder’s studies on the Nature of Man, which people misunderstand just as people misunderstood Jones & Waggoner in 1888 on the 3rd Angel’s message of righteousness by faith. However, EGW surprised them by endorsing Jones & Waggoner’s studies, and Jeff is surprising some people now by endorsing Parminder’s studies on the Nature of Man, but their basic fear is fear for themselves.

- Question #4 - The Prophecy of 2014. Response to the charge that Parminder made a false prophecy in 2012 about 2014.

- In 2012 Parminder’s local study group added “126” (a symbol of the 2520 “scattering”) to 1888 (a symbol of the SL) which came to 2014. The class discussed that there could be a possibility of a SL in 2014 just as speculation, but since there are EGW quotes against the use of time the matter was dropped, except that some of the study sessions were recorded and put out into the public arena.  

- 2014 did become a Waymark, but not for that reason. POTJ left the movement, Ezra. 7:9 was introduced, the 2014 Prophecy School encapsulated all the current teachings, ISIS Islam became known, Russia invaded Crimea, USA aligned with Saudi Arabia (on 9/11) to disrupt Syria and prevent building an oil-pipeline (same as in ’79-’89 war because of an intended pipeline through Afghanistan).

- The “126” applies not only from 1888 > 2014, but also “126” from 1875 (J. White’s book on Miller where he says Miller’s only mistake was ‘43-’44, not the 2520) to 9/11, and “126” from 1863 > 1989.

- “126” as 1/10th of 1260 is a symbol of the “Remnant” (Isa. 6:13, Rev. 11:13).

- Parminder maintains on the basis of the complete Reformline of the 144,000 (from 1844 > 2nd Coming), that since 1888 was a SL then something that happened in 2014 can also be marked as a SL (though we haven’t found what it was yet), and Jeff agrees.

- What this Present Truth Movement has done is to add other Waymarks (1989 & 9/11) between 1844 & the SL, and call the 1989 > 9/11 time “Preparation”, and from 9/11 > SL “Former Rain”. Adventism has always referred to the time after the SL as the “Latter Rain” to the COP, then “Jacob’s Trouble” to the 2nd Coming.

- “Jacob’s Trouble” began at “midnight” and parallels the “binding off” from MN > MC, which puts the previous Waymark (the SL) at 2014 as the transition from the “former rain” & “Latter Rain” so that the “Latter Rain” really began at 2014 (based on Hos. 10, Mk. 4, Mt. 13).

- Question #5 - Do the Lines overrule the Bible? Response to the charge that Parminder puts the Lines above the Bible, and that Parminder is saying the SDA Church is Babylon.

- The “4 Generations of Adventism” show Adventism is in “Babylonian captivity” right now, in theological captivity to the teachings of Babylon as shown by the degeneration of our SDA prophetic message.

- The 1260 from 538 > 1798 parallel the “126” from 1863 > 1989, so both 1798 & 1989 are the TOE.

- In 1798 America “called” the Protestants out of Catholic Europe, parallel to Cyrus’ decree (or “call”) to allow the Jews to return to Israel, and in 1989 the 4th Angel of Rev. 18 began to repeat the 1st & 2nd Angel’s messages and gives the “call” to “come out of her My people”, which includes first the “Priests” of 9/11, and also the “Levites” at the MC, then the “Nethinim” at the SL.

- Therefore the “call out of Babylon” given to Adventism is not to call the SDA Church “Babylon” but the call to come out of the corrupted Babylonish prophetic message Adventism has now into the “advancing light of the third angel”.

- As for the “Lines” trumping the Bible & SOP, it is the Lines that help us to understand the Bible & SOP more clearly, so it is not one over the other but both working together.

- When anyone learns enough about Christ to be “born again” they come out of “Thyatira/Babylon/world” into “Sardis/Philadelphia”, but if they ever get satisfied with their spiritual knowledge and cease to seek for more light, then they become self-satisfied “Laodicea” which is spiritual death. It is the “advancing light of the 3rd Angel” in the Lines that keep spiritual life alive.

- The Lines, along with Millerite history, help us to properly place Bible verses so that we can know where we are in the final events sequence before the SL arrives, so that we can make proper preparation for the SL crisis.

- Question #6 – Spiritualism. Response to the charge that Parminder was brought up as a Sikh and is therefore influenced by spiritualism. The same could be said for every former Catholic that has come into this message because Catholicism is even more into Eastern Mysticism than Sikhism is.

- Parminder’s studies on the Nature of Man, especially Paul’s “inner man/outward man” idea (Rom. 7:22, Eph. 3:16, 4:24, 1 Pet. 3:4, 2 Cor. 4:16) offend those who have the doctrines of apostate Protestantism & Catholicism already in their minds.

- The real-life parallel is that our human body gets old when our minds think the same as when we were younger. Another parallel is that Justification is a continuous state while Sanctification is a continuous ongoing process.

 

2-1-18, Parminder, The 2520 Rejected

- Wm. Miller deduced that “the daily” in Daniel was paganism based on 2 Thess. 2:7 where Pagan Rome is the “he” that needed to be “taken out of the way” before Papal Rome could arise.

- In Rev. 17 we see that the “woman” (pagan religion), sits on the “heads” of all of the “beasts” (secular kings), and controls them.

- The 4 kingdoms of Dan. 2 are parallel to the 7 heads of Rev. 17. In the previous class 4 Israelite kings were noted in prophecy even though there were 7 kings in the same history.

- Rev. 17, the 5th head is not Papal Rome, but the European kings that Papal Rome “rides” (which makes the 3-fold union of Rome, the European kings, and the Eastern Byzantine Empire), and the 8th head is a copy, on a global scale, of #5; Papal Rome ruling over secular kings (the U.N.), a union of Church & State.

- But Rev. 16:13, 19 shows 3 groups (Beast = Rome, Dragon = U.N., False Prophet = USA as leader of the U.N. and helper of the Beast).

- In Lev. 26:18, 21, 24, 28, we see a structure of increasingly severe judgments that recur throughout Scripture. V.1-13 offer covenant blessings (Mt. Gerizim), or else v. 14-17 threaten cursings (Mt. Ebal, the time of the Judges). V. 18 refers to the punishment of Manasseh in 677 BC to v. 35 where the final destruction of Zedekiah is foretold.

- However, Adventism interprets “seven times” as the increasing intensity of curses rather than as the duration of the curses. The verses themselves only point to the literal 70 years of captivity, but Wm. Miller made an application based on the time element, 2520 years.

- One of the “Omega” people (who discovered and subscribed to Miller’s interpretation of the 2520 ever since he discovered it in 2005), has now rejected it.

- The traditional SDA application of the 70/2520 is to the 1260 from 538-1798, but we apply the 70/2520 from 1989 (TOE/”gathering”) to the SL, with the “#4” (4 Judean kings), and the 7 Thunders (1st & 2nd Angels’ messages) from 1798-1844. 

- As to “scatterings”, the “seven times” first applies to the 70 yrs. “scattering” under Babylon (Lev. 26), then to the 7 Trumpets “scattering” under paganism (Rev. 8-11) by “4 horns” and “3 Woes” (Islam).

- Cyrus “killed” Babylon and then freed God’s people, but at the end of time it was Napoleon’s France that “killed” Babylon and the USA that freed them.

- In 1798 the USA was “Sardis” = “escape” (from Babylon) from 1798-1844, and in 1989 this Present Truth Movement was also “Sardis” just coming out of the captivity to Babylonish teachings that have been adopted by Adventism for 126 = ”2520” yrs. from 1863-1989.

- When God’s people break their Covenant they are always punished by a “2520” captivity in “Babylon”, then at the TOE, a few people “come out” from that captivity as “Sardis” and they call others out to join them, as their “2520” is progressively coming to its end (through 1989, 9/11, MN/MC, SL).

- It is a shame now that some of the original people who “came out of Babylon” are now denying their own message that they discovered, and have become the “Omega”. They now deny that this Movement has the spiritual authority, right and even duty to make applications of Scripture to its own time in order to bring together all the loose ends of the various prophetic truths into a unified comprehensive final message for the world.

 

Feb.

 

1-31-18, Parminder, Afternoon, Baker Letter, part 2

- Question re. the 2520:

- The 2520 represents all the pagan, anti-God religions that have ruled over God’s people, or “the daily”.

- The 2520 is a time prophecy based on the “covenant” of the Sabbaths-of-the-land  law in Lev. 25-26.

- The 2520 also connects this Movement to the Two Charts (1843 & 1850), which are a fulfillment of Hab. 2, and Habakkuk was a prophet during the reign of the “last 4 kings of Israel” (Manasseh, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah, are intended even though there were actually 7 kings [7 Thunders]).

- We do not use the Grammatical/Critical or Historical/Critical method of Bible study in this Movement (though we do use grammar and history), but rather “line-upon-line” or “proof-texting”.

- The end of the two 2520-yr. prophecies bracket 1798 > 1844, and so do the “last 4 kings”, and also Habakkuk’s 2520 vision from 677 BC > 1844.

- The “2520” from 1798 (TOE) to 1844 (COP) contains both the “scattering” of the Protestants (who join with “the daily”), at the same time as the “gathering” of the Millerites.

- The “2520” from 1989 (TOE) to the SL (COP) contains both the “scattering” of those who reject the 2520 since 9/11 (who join with “the daily”), at the same time as the “gathering” of those who accept the 2520 since 9/11.

- Critics claim that since this Movement recognizes that the SDA Church is afflicted/compromised with Babylonish teachings, which we must expose, that we are accusing the SDA Church of being Babylon.

- Baker Letter, part 2 (13MR 14), children inherit disobedience, guilt and death. Genesis & Exodus speak of natural children, but the apostle Paul uses those texts in a symbolic “spiritual” meaning to apply to his day, and we do the same also, however now we get accused of “changing Scripture”.

- Class discusses MT 13 (wheat & tares), observing facts and making judgments, and the role of a prophet (Jer. 15:19). Are the servants who see the tares “prophets”? “Investigation” is the process of forming an opinion. Judgments are made, but are not “executed”.

- A plain reading of the text of MT 13 gives an opinion that differs from the application EGW made of the text to her own time, which is the time of the Laodicean church, like Paul made application of Bible texts to his own time.

- Therefore the “Omega” people, our former brethren, accuse us of disregarding EGW when we apply the parable according to the plain reading of the text.

- Back to Adam in Gen. 3:15; he was restored and received the gift of the Holy Spirit, but he could not pass that on to his sons (only his lower nature). They were born without the Holy Spirit and therefore had to receive the Holy Spirit themselves as their own personal gift of God. (God has no “grand-children” only children.)

- Cain & Abel were born with Adam’s disobedience and sentence of death latent in them, but were not actually guilty of anything until they actually committed some kind of act of disobedience.

- Class struggles with the ideas of “original sin” (without naming it), and “grace”, and considers Ps. 1:1, where the “ungodly” are “sinners” because of their personal choice to be “scornful” of God, and the “blessed” man in v.1 is the same as the “righteous” in v.6, also because of his personal choice.

- Parminder admits the question has no straightforward answer, but Miller’s Rule of “repeat & enlarge” helps us to get rid of many of our preconceived ideas.

 

1-31-18, Parminder, Captivity

- Review of the previous class: Anyone who stands at the sacred desk to teach God’s truth is God’s prophet. There is a tendency in both the SDA GC and Independents to put the events connected with the COP farther off into the future. The 2520 is about “the daily” oppression of God’s people by paganism (which is being rejected by some who claim to be part of this Present Truth Movement even though they don’t admit it plainly).

- The 2520 shows the “scattering” of “literal” Israel into the world, and the “gathering” of “spiritual” Israel, or the “Nethinim”, out of the world at the end of the world (the “Joining of the Two Sticks” study).

- Parminder suggests that a good basic knowledge of the traditional understanding of the 2300 yr. prophecy would save us from unwittingly denying the 2520, and leads the class to examine the points of the 2300 yr. prophecy.

- In Dan. 8:13 it is first paganism “the daily” (transgression) ending in 538 AD, and then the papal “transgression of desolation” ending in 1798 to oppress God’s people “tread down the host”, and in Dan. 9:26 it is pagan Rome’s “people of the prince” in 70 AD, and then the papal “flood” ending in 1798, but Dan. 8:13 includes the “treading down of the Sanctuary” until 1844.

- Parminder asks the class why the 2300 can not be the “mareh” vision.

- The 2520, 2300 & 1335 are all “links in the chain of truth”. The 1335 ended in Apr. 1844, parallel to 9/11 on our Reformline, and the 2520 & 2300 ended on Oct. 1844, parallel to MN/SL/COP on our Reformline, and all have to do with the captivity of God’s people in Babylon. God’s people were taken captive by literal Babylon in 677 BC and God’s present-day people are in captive to “spiritual” Babylon today and actually Medo-Persia and Greece qualify as aspects of “Babylon” all the way through the prophecy because they all are “the King of the North” and “the daily” in Dan. 11.

- Rev. 17, the woman/Babylon “sits on the heads” of all of the kingdoms of Bible prophecy starting with literal Babylon and ending with the U.N. as “spiritual Global Babylon”. She is the “perpetual” or “the daily”.

- Those who came out of “Babylon” at the TOE in 1798 went from Europe to the USA “Glorious Land” to another TOE in 1844 (every time prophecy has its own “TOE”). The parallel is Cyrus’ decree for God’s people to leave Babylon and go to the “Glorious Land”.

 

 

1-30-18, Parminder, Afternoon, Baker Letter, part 1, 13MR 14 (1895)

- This class is an exercise to illustrate how people get different understandings of what we read.

- EGW had “public visions” for 40 years (1844 – 1884) and afterward had private “night-season” visions.

- The Bakers are discouraged because of apparent lack of success in their evangelism efforts.

- The “mother” is someone Sister Baker has touched, who will then pass her knowledge on to her children.

- It is more important to train one person thoroughly in the truth, than do shallow work with many people.

- Many people have left this Present Truth Movement with lots of knowledge, but not knowing the “Truth”.

- Class discusses how we “inherit” “disobedience, guilt & death” from Adam, and just what “inheritance” means.

- Adam was created “dead” from the ground then the Holy Spirit made him alive (compare Eze. 37, where the “church” is “dead bones” as Eve was a “dead bone” but is made alive by the Spirit of God).

- After his sin Adam still had physical breath but no Holy Spirit “breath”, and he received “guilt feelings” based on his new knowledge.

- Phineas Gage lost control of his brain frontal lobes and also lost any sense of guilt or conscience. Very young children also have no working conscience.

- Gen. 3:15, the “seed”. Who is the “seed” referring to? We are accused of “manipulating” (interpreting) Bible & EGW statements, but we are allowed to do so on the basis of the use of “seed” in the Bible.

- In Gen. 13:16, 22:17, 26:4, 28:14, 32:12, Ex. 32:13 the “seed” means “children”, but in Gal. 3:16 & 29 Paul interprets “seed” differently, as he often does with other OT words. Rather than citing Gen. 3:15 he refers to the promise re. Abraham’s “seed”. Why or how? By the Holy Spirit and faith.

 

 

1-30-18, Parminder, Introduction

- The study of “fractals” gave us light that there are “Priests”, “Levites” and “Nethinim”, but this idea is under attack presently.

- To focus on the end of the 2300 year prophecy rather than the beginning and duration of it is a mistake the “Omega” group is making.

- Some of the main themes of imagery in the Bible are construction, marriage and agriculture.

- As the foundation and central pillar of Adventism, the theme of the 2300 years is judgment, first on the “church” and then on the “world”, and by using Sanctuary imagery the “church” is further divided into “Priests” & “Levites” and the “world” is designated “Nethinim”, Ezra 8:15, 20.

- If you get too emotionally involved in a situation you lose objectivity and the ability to observe and weigh pros & cons impartially, as is happening now with some people.

- An artificial distinction and even conflict is being made between the use of “prophetic Lines” and Inspiration, but the “Lines” help us to properly locate the inspired statements in order.

- “Fractals” are easily seen in Rev. 14:6-11 where the 1st Angel’s message has elements of the other two in it.

- The focus of last Trimester’s study was the “nature of man” which is also the “nature of sin”, and the 2300 years is about God’s dealing with man’s sin, Christ’s righteousness and God’s judgment to come.

- (Even though they will deny it) in order to focus on the END of the 2300 years rather than the events at the BEGINNING of the 2300 years, the “Omega” group has had to go back to the “new view” of “the daily” in Daniel (which is that “the daily” is Christ’s heavenly sanctuary ministry that was “taken away” by the papacy), instead of the SDA pioneer “old view” of “the daily” which holds that it is the daily opposition of paganism (which is what the 2520 is about) to the true worship of God.

- Question: Can a Waymark become a “type” for another Waymark farther down on the same Reformline? Answer: To do so breaks the logic of the “type-antitype” relationship. One Reformline can become a type of another Reformline (the Millerite Line is a type of the 144,000 line), but to have a “type-antitype” on the same Reformline breaks the logic, is illogical.

- “Tree of Life” (Omega group) claims there was no “glory” at 9/11, therefore it must be a “type” of the glory that will be seen at MN. Therefore also the 4th Angel of Rev. 18 didn’t descend on 9/11 but will appear at MN…. or if we don’t see the “glory” at MN then it will be at the SL, putting the attributes of 9/11 off farther down the Line of time.

- Compare the Great Controversy chapters 38-39 (Final Warning & Time of Trouble). Ch. 38 begins with the 2nd & 3rd Angels’ messages which is the empowerment of the 4th Angel of Rev. 18 (which is the Sunday Law); and Ch. 39 begins with the 3rd Angel’s message.

- For those who accuse of just “following man”, Dt. 18:18 says that God will put His words in man’s mouth, so we are not hearing man but God when the words are God’s words.

- When Parminder allegedly said “the Lines trump Scripture” the Omega people are wresting his meaning.

 - Anyone who shares God’s Word with another person, whether sharing a prophecy or not, even at the dinner table, becomes a de-facto “prophet” speaking in God’s name, but people get offended if you change from prophetic description to moral application. They become “jealous” (Ex. 20:5) which is the real underlying root problem with all of the current factions in this movement.

- To question the “established truths” associated with 9/11 from then until now is to “step off the platform” of established truths for this Present Truth movement.

- Much studying going on now, either to confirm what we have believed, or to unconfirm what we have believed.

- The questions under debate now (caused by “jealousy”) are 1) the nature of man, 2) is the SDA Church Babylon or not?, 3) the nature of inspiration [which is leading people to attack the proper understanding of the 2300-year prophecy].

 

1-27-18, Tyler at Lambert, A New Heart

- The 3-fold nature of man is intellectual (understanding & knowledge), moral (conscience & will), and physical (affections, lusts, desires, feelings, thoughts).

- Our body is “the house in which we live” (Kress Collection, 45). Therefore “we” is not our “body”.

- AH 127, “The lower passions have their seat in the body and work through it.” Therefore we are not to punish our body in order to get control of our “lower passions” or “animal propensities”.

- CG 446, a terrible admission to say you can’t overcome your lower passions. Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

- The intellectual and moral are the “higher powers”, and the physical is the “lower powers”.

- Need of self-discipline, the surrender of self, putting the “lower nature” under control of the “higher nature”.

- Satan is not a “puppet master”. He entices us to will to do what he suggests, but we can also will to deny him and to serve God.

- 2 MCP vol. 2. 691, “The Spirit of God does not propose to do our part, either in the willing or the doing. This is the work of the human agent in cooperating with the divine agencies. As soon as we incline our will to harmonize with God’s will, the grace of Christ stands to cooperate with the human agent; but it will not be the substitute to do our work independent of our resolving and decidedly acting.”

- 4MR 113.3, “Man can accomplish nothing without God, and God has arranged His plans so far as to accomplish nothing in the restoration of the human race without the cooperation of the human with the divine. The part man is required to sustain is immeasurably small, yet in the plan of God it is just that part that is needed to make the work a success.”

- Moses had to lift his rod to part the Red Sea, and the Israelites had to step into the Jordan to cross it.

- 12 MR 127, We should bear a positive testimony about the Christian life, but we have to choose to let God work through us.

- Ps. 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

- Eze. 36:25, The new heart was promised to us when the “sprinkling” began at 9/11. Do we believe it?

- SC 57-59, “The Test of Discipleship” (2 Cor. 5:17). Do we want to please Christ and represent Him in all things? To the converted heart duty becomes a delight, and sacrifice a pleasure, but the unconverted cannot originate or produce love.

- We are converted when Christ’s love conquers our “lower passions”, and we “do the right thing for the right reason”. Tyler defends Parminder’s statements in the classes that people take out of context to accuse him of moral relativism.

- Just having “lower passions” is not sin. Letting them have control of the “higher nature” is the sin.

- Satan suggests evil thoughts to us all, but when the thought is repulsed as wicked there is NO guilt incurred (but rather victory).

- Jesus was tempted on both the human level (needs bread for His appetite “lower passion”), and also on the divine level (make it from stones). He could have used His divinity to fulfill the needs of His “lower passions”, but He chose not to.

- Adam had no tendencies to evil, but fell. Jesus had whatever “tendency” to evil that we have, but did not fall by yielding to His “lower passions”. Jesus “had the strength of the passion of humanity” {ST November 21, 1892, par. 8}.

- 5BC 1130, Christ had human needs like we all do.

- Adam & Eve were tempted when they were still perfect, so the sin was not in being tempted, but in giving in to the temptation.

 

 

1-13-18, Jeff at Lambert, Righteousness

- There are two camps; “sin as choice only”, and “sin as choice, plus our fallen condition”.

- The Good News is that if sin is a choice then you can be free of it right now (by the decision of your own free will), but if sin is your condition then you can never get free from it and its guilt in this life.

- Jones & Waggoner in 1888 had the “Good News” about victory over sin right now by your choice, however you must have the righteousness of Christ in you first.

- Our right-doing “springs from” the righteousness of Christ in us.

- The Judgment is all about our character, and our character is revealed by our actions-works. Therefore if we do right because it IS right, it is not saving ourselves by our works, but the expression of our character.

- 5T 310 , “If the thoughts are wrong the feelings will be wrong, and the thoughts and feelings combined make up the moral character.”

- Though Jesus was 1/3 the size of “perfect” Adam yet He was “perfect” enough to be a “perfect” sin offering as per the sacrificial types.

- After 4000 years of sin Jesus had every “propensity” to sin that all other humans have, but never acted out one of them.

- The “flesh” can tempt the mind but the mind can choose not to gratify the flesh.

- Rom. 14:23, whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

- 1 Jn. 3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

- James 4:17  Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

- 1 Jn. 5:17  All unrighteousness is sin.

- Ps. 51:5, “I was shapen in iniquity” must still fit the definition of sin as a choice.

- ST March 3, 1890, par. 3, “In order to let Jesus into our hearts, we must stop sinning.”

- Rom. 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

- 1 Jn. 1:7, the blood of Jesus “cleanseth us from ALL sin”, at the time when we believe it, not sometime off in the future.

- Heb. 11:1, the “things not seen” = the Reformlines.

- Ex. 3:14, “I AM THAT I AM” may be also rendered “I AM WHAT I AM”, which reflects both God’s existence and also His character, and “what” God “is”, is love.

- To misunderstand “what” God “is”, is to follow “another god” and have a false, pagan religion in one’s own heart & mind.

- A.T. Jones; To “forgive” sins = to “give for” sins, and all that God can give for sins is His own righteousness, which is perfect righteousness.

- To lightly ask for forgiveness without real repentance (as a Laodicean) is to refuse to allow the Holy Spirit to take us to the point of putting our sin out of our life.

- “Righteousness” is compared to “sweetness”. One does not “do” righteousness to be righteous as one does not “do” sweetness to be sweet. You must “be” sweet before you can “do” sweetness, therefore we must “be” righteous in Christ before we can “do” righteousness… right acts, because even right acts without the righteousness of Christ is still sin (whatever [even right acts] is not of faith is sin).