The Last Countdown

God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments. “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” Where Christ is, even among the humble few, this is Christ’s church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a church. {17MR 81}

Let me ask you a question. Based on the definition of God’s church given above, what does the following mean:

The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. {12MR 324}

Does it mean that a particular church building (the great cathedral) will not fall? Does it mean that a state religion (national establishment) will not fall? Does it mean that a particular denomination (such as the Seventh-day Adventist Church) will not fall? If the answers are not already clear, this article should rectify the matter.

That famous quote comes from a manuscript that is very pertinent right now, and I recommend reading it in its entirety. Most who quote it have little knowledge of what it really says. At the close of this article, I will share a little bit of what else our dear Ellen G. White says in the same passage, along with a link to the whole letter.

The Final Rapid Movements

The first three events that kicked off the final rapid movements and the timelines of Daniel 12 are detailed in the articles about Pope Francis. Now I’d like to bring the issues a little closer to home by showing you that the Roman army is also commanding the organized Adventist Church. You know that the General Conference (GC) is pushing their own counterfeit form of revival and reformation. You know that they’ve published a special ecumenical version of The Great Controversy to distribute in the cities. The GC effort to evangelize the cities is their way of “finishing the work” to usher in the Second Coming, or in other words to trigger the final rapid movements. Now take a look at the official Mission to the Cities website, and notice the dates of their announcements for this year’s activities:

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Figure 1 (a) – Mission to the Cities website with date of announcement shown in bubble

You have to click on each news entry to see its publication date. The oldest post (the one at the bottom) is dated February 28, 2013. It is announcing the GC International Field School of Evangelism, targeted especially to train those going into the cities to do evangelism (especially in New York) during the period from June 7 through June 29. It is no coincidence that this was announced the same day that Pope Benedict’s resignation became effective! The GC is participating in the final rapid movements...BUT ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BATTLE! This is time to go OUT OF the cities, not INTO the cities! Just when a major catastrophe is about to cause national lock-down, the GC is sending its blind-folded members right into the fray. Remember when Titus besieged Jerusalem? It was when all of the people had gathered in the city for the feasts, which was also their biggest time for evangelism, as well as their equivalent of camp-meeting!

When do you think the rest of the posts were made?

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Figure 1 (b) – Mission to the Cities website with date of announcements shown in bubbles

The rest of the news posts are all dated March 13, 2013, culminating with the NY13 announcement. When the abomination of desolation was set up in the election of Jesuit Pope Francis, the same day the GC announced their big program going into New York. That’s no coincidence. The real masterminds running the GC are either Jesuits or Freemasons, and they know what schedule they are operating to. Behind all of the masks, it’s really the devil himself that is running the GC show, marching Adventist lemmings straight toward their doom.

Furthermore, the GC Spring Meeting was held on April 13, 2013, the same day that Pope Francis announced his leadership structure. While the pope was naming his leaders, the leaders of the GC were meeting together in Battle Creek, no doubt planning “final rapid movements” of their own. Do you understand? The two organizations are united!

The Beginning of the End

After the timelines of Daniel 12 started, we began to look at the dates indicated by the last triplet of the HSL for 2013-2015 as discussed in the previous article. Here is a brief review of some of the dates of interest:

  • April 25 – 1st Passover (observed on 24th)
  • April 27 – 1st Day of the Wave Sheaf, Sabbath
  • May 25 – 2nd Passover (observed on 24th), Sabbath
  • May 27 – 2nd Day of the Wave Sheaf
  • June 1 – 2nd Seventh Day of Unleavened Bread, High Sabbath
  • June 15 – 1st Pentecost, High Sabbath

On the eve of April 25, we observed the Lord’s Supper. That began the first feast day of the 2013 year and of the last HSL triplet. We expected something to happen soon after that to begin the Loud Cry.

On April 27, as explained in The Loud Cry, our countdown reached zero. Something happened on that day, but we were unaware of it until a week later. John will be writing about that in a future article. I just need to say that God confirmed this date by a “powerful” sign.

God uses our group to reveal the plan before it happens in reality. We saw that principle very clearly in the way that He allowed us to experience the timelines of Daniel 12 by faith one year early in 2012 as events happened in the heavenly sanctuary, but now they have begun visibly on the earth in 2013. Similarly, our April Supper and related events are a pattern for those who will participate in May. Now we are in the intermediate period before the second-month Passover in May. Those who didn’t participate in the first Lord’s Supper have one more chance. Because of the second chance, certain things could not happen yet.

May 25 is the Sabbath day of the second-month Passover. The Lord’s Supper will be observed on the evening of May 24. We are very cognizant of the fact that the second-month Passover coincides with the anniversary of the crucifixion of our Lord, similarly to how the second-possible Day of Atonement coincided with His birthday last year. The crucifixion date is the anchor-point for all of our time studies, just like Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is the most basic foundation of our faith.

May 27 is Memorial Day, and the second possible day of the wave sheaf. As such, it is the counterpart to the sign that came on Sabbath, April 27. Memorial Day began as a day to remember the American Civil War, but now including World Wars I and II.

In the previous article, John talked about the timing of the Sunday Law in 1888 and how that might serve as a hint for what to expect this year. Many Adventists consider the Sunday Law to be the signal to leave the cities based upon the following quote from Ellen G. White. However, the Sunday Law is also considered by most Adventists to be the close of their probation, since they know the Sabbath truth and will at that time have to make a decision without any excuse. It is a catch-22 situation: they believe they don’t need to do anything before the signal, but if they wait for the signal it will already be too late.

As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation [the United States] in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains. {5T 464}

The signal was the first siege, which corresponds to the Sunday legislation of 1888. When the second siege began, it was too late. We are in the second siege now! When the Sunday Law does finally pass, Adventists will realize all too late that their probationary time had already ended indeed.

Being that these dates fall within a holiday weekend and Congress does not plan to meet on these days, I can’t say that any legislation is likely to take place on those days, but in this day and age there’s no telling what might befall while most Americans are happily enjoying their three-day weekend. What I know is that May 25 is a very special date according to the HSL, and that the confirmation of the day of the wave sheaf in the first possibility could indicate a special significance to May 27 as well. We are living in solemn times.

June 1 is the Seventh Day of Unleavened Bread and a High Sabbath. It marks the completion of the week of unleavened bread, which could indicate that the church will be cleansed in some way during that week.

June 15 is Pentecost. It is the 50th day after the first day of unleavened bread and a High Sabbath. It is the day that the children of Israel received the Law on Mt. Sinai, and thus it is regarded as the birth of the Jewish religion. It is the day the apostles received the Holy Spirit, and thus it is regarded as the birth of the Christian religion. In this momentous year, we expect it to be equally significant—marked by fire from heaven, and thus likely to be regarded at least in one sense as the birth of the religion of the 144,000.

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Figure 2 – Timeline showing precursor dates and Sabbath feasts of 2013

Pentecost falls within the “Mission to the Cities” effort in New York, and into the summer camp-meeting season as well. Figure 2 provides a visual summary of the beginning of the new triplet.

Which God Do You Serve?

I will now expose the hidden symbolism in the Conference website graphics. In some cases, the symbolism is quite bold. As we dig into the deeper meaning, the things to be found are quite appalling. Be warned.

Let’s start with http://www.revivalandreformation.org/777. This is the prayer chain page. The prayer chain is one of the major parts of the Conference’s revival and reformation thrust.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. (Matthew 6:7)

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Figure 3 – Revival and Reformation website

Here we immediately see the 777 concept in the April–June prayer focus, which looks pretty harmless on the surface. We could suppose that the number 7 here represents the perfection of the Godhead, and there are three 7’s to represent the Trinity. Remember, the secret societies use symbols with double meanings: one meaning for the uninitiated, and a different meaning for those who know. Even taking the 777 symbolism for the Trinity at face value, however, we notice a slight problem.

Anti-Trinitarians are quick to point out that the trinity concept has Catholic roots, which is not telling the whole story, but they are at least correct that the Catholic Church’s trinity doctrine is unscriptural. Why? Because the Catholic trinity consists of one person/god who is manifested or takes shape in three different ways. In contrast, the true Trinity consists of three independent Persons who are one in unity similarly to how we say that a husband and wife are “one” even though they are independent persons. This subtle distinction is key. Unfortunately, the anti-Trinitarians cannot distinguish the two doctrines.

The one-being aspect of the Catholic trinity (or better called the satanic trinity) reveals a deeper concept. It is not an arbitrary false doctrine. For every genuine, Satan has a counterfeit. He wants to be in the place of God, but he is only one entity whereas the Godhead is comprised of three Persons. Therefore, he has to sell himself as three beings in order to pretend to be God. That is why the individual elements of the satanic trinity, represented in so many ways, always overlap and boil down to the same single entity: Satan himself.

Now you can readily see the slight problem with the trinity symbolism in the graphic: the circles overlap. This indicates the satanic trinity, not the independent Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Impending Disaster on Every Hand

Now, take a look at the cityscape. There are a few things about this image that make it appear quite grim. First of all, it is a lifeless gray. It is a nighttime photograph, conveying the concept of darkness. But most importantly, the scene has debris flying everywhere. The dark clouds rising from the city in the background appear to be debris clouds, not the clouds of a natural sky. Now take a close look at the daytime clouds in the top banner. If you look carefully, you will see that there is debris there as well, not to mention the clouds are a very dirty white. Debris comes from destruction, but what destruction could these images be alluding to?

Let’s leave that website for a moment and consider the NY13 homepage: http://www.ny13.org/

NY13 screenshot
Figure 4 – NY13 website

First of all, notice the debris-style rendering again. Also notice the conspicuous and frequent display of the number 13 everywhere. Yes, this is 2013, but it seems to me they are flaunting one of Satan’s favorite numbers a bit too much.

Notice the Statue of Liberty on the left, otherwise known as the goddess Diana, which in turn references Satan himself, the “light-bearer” (also mentioned in St. Corbinian's Bear and The Year of Saul). At first glance, one might dismiss this image as nothing more than a pretty picture of a famous landmark. However, a lot more artistic effort went into the picture than meets the eye. If you stare at the advertisement pane as it dissolves from one slide to the next, you might catch a glimpse of the rest of this elaborate but unseen background image. Here it is in all its glory:

NY13 background image
Figure 5 – NY13 background image

Now you can see that this image is truly a piece of work. Hidden behind the changing slides is the biggest and brightest sun that the city of New York has never seen. And Lady Liberty is raising her standard to it.

Which way does the Statue of Liberty face, by the way? That’s right—toward the sea. In this image, however, she is turned to face the cityscape as if she is ready to march her burning torch right through the city. And that is just the point...the General Conference (under Diana’s leadership) is marching Adventist evangelists straight into the city.

In his speech during the Spring Meeting, Ted Wilson “prophetically” asserted that he doesn’t want to see any more church anniversaries. He wants to finish the work so Jesus can come. Do you suppose soft preaching and the spreading of a bunch of impotent “Great Hopes” will be the fulfillment of the cry of the Third Angel? Hardly! But Ted Wilson is sure a good actor—playing right along with the show as the “hopeful” conservative reformer of the Adventist Church. I am appalled as I see how many members are blind to what he is really all about.

The bright ball of light in the image is obviously not a real photograph of the sun. If it were the sun (or if it were intended to look like the sun), the buildings in front of it would be silhouetted to some degree, but instead the scene appears washed out by the bright light. The light is something more like a fireball. Don’t think for a moment that they don’t know what is coming! Remember:

And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (Revelation 13:13)

We are talking about an event that would probably destroy the Statue of Liberty itself, too, which would symbolize the end of the world (Wikipedia). That is exactly the idea that would be needed in order to sell the false christ to the masses.

Keep in mind that we are still within the figure of 11 years since the September 11, 2001 false flag attack. 11 years is the duration of the solar cycle, which is a favorite interval for sun worshipers. What was started in 2001 to take away freedom and ring in the New World Order is being completed now by the counterpart event at the end of the 11-year interval—once again in New York.

Looking back to www.revivalandreformation.org, now you can see that the debris depicted in the graphics is a subtle reference to the state of devastation that the angel of “light” intends to bring. But there’s so much more we have yet to expose.

That Old Serpent, the Devil

The number 7 also has occult meanings, so don’t let that fool you. Does the Adventist Church all of the sudden believe in the lucky number 777, or is this just 666 masquerading as a good thing through Satan’s characteristic one-upmanship? The number 6 is known to graphically depict the male sexual organs, which are the center of all satanic worship, and the figure 7 serves just as well for illustration purposes with the way they’ve stylized it.

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God....And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. (Galatians 5:19-21, 24)

Notice the three circles around the three 7’s. At a glance, you might take these to be “seals” as a way of representing the Sabbath seal. However, there is nothing to enforce that interpretation. In fact, there is evidence to the contrary. Notice the little story about “777” under the graphics. Their prayer chain represents an unending circle of prayers that follow the sun in its endless circle around the earth. The circle is not a symbol of the Sabbath seal, but of the sun and its endless cycle!

Surprising? Notice that the center circle is larger than the other two. A circle is also a basic representation of the eye. In this case, three circles for three eyes. Two eyes are normal—but in the occult realm there is something called the “third eye” which is the spiritual eye. The larger circle in the center symbolizes the third eye, which is located in the middle of the forehead. You will learn more about that shortly.

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Figure 6 – Snake eating its tail

Now we come “full circle” (pun intended) to the bold depiction of the oroboros: the snake eating its tail. Look closely, and you will see that the center and right circles depict the oroboros. Mind you, the fact that two of the three circles depict the oroboros while one does not shows that the symbolism was definitely intentional. There’s even a message in that, too. The two snakes overlap, forming the infinity symbol or the “lazy eight” (∞) which was discussed in The Year of Saul.

To deepen our understanding of just what these occult symbols mean, I will quote from Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated. The bold and italic formatting is original; only the red coloring is mine.

...Another Masonic and occult symbol of regeneration is the serpent. A Dictionary of Symbols explains more about the snake:

“Snakes are guardians of the springs of life and of immortality, and also of those superior riches of the spirit that are symbolized by hidden treasure....

“...the serpent is the life-force which determines birth and rebirth and hence it is connected with the Wheel of Life....

“The snake was an important symbol for the Gnostics....Hippolytus...asserted that the snake was said to live in all objects and in all beings. This brings us to the Yoga concept of the Kundalini or the snake as an image of inner strength. Kundalini is represented symbolically as a snake coiled up upon itself in the form of a ring (kundala), in that subtle part of the organism corresponding to the lower extremity of the spinal column; this, at any rate, is the case with the ordinary man. But, as a result of exercises directed towards his spiritualization—Hatha Yoga, for instance—the snake uncoils and stretches up through wheels (chakras) corresponding to the various plexuses of the body until it reaches the area of the forehead corresponding to the third eye of Shiva. It is then, according to Hindu belief, that man recovers his sense of the eternal.” [Emphasis in the original]

The word “chakras” was just mentioned.

“In the Hindu/yoga world of ‘reality,’ they believe, as do much of the occult and New Age meditators, that the body contains seven basic energy centers, known as chakras. When these centers are properly aligned by practicing yoga and meditation, there will then occur a ‘merging’ of the spinal chakra (the serpent of Kundalini) together with Shiva, located in the frontal chakra (psychic third eye) and this ‘spiritual union’ is believed to increase extrasensory and psychic powers.”

In The Gods of India we are told:

“Siva carries a snake around his neck. Snakes always surround his image, and a snake is coiled around his phallus (linga)....

“But the main meaning attached to the serpent is to represent the basic dormant energy, akin to the sexual power, which is coiled at the base of the spinal cord and which is the support of the yogi in his attempt to conquer the higher worlds during his inward journey. The energy, source of all spiritual conquests, is called Kundalini (the coiled), the serpent power.”

The Seeker’s Handbook mentions that the serpent is also a symbol of infinity. The symbol for infinity is the lazy eight which is covered elsewhere in this book.

“The Druids had a high veneration for the Serpent. Their great god Hu was typified by that reptile; and he is represented by the Bards as ‘the wonderful chief Dragon, the sovereign of heaven.”

Like the eagle, the snake is also a symbol of the sun. Additionally, it denoted fertility. “The tree of life with the serpent entwined around it is also seen, and this symbol also represents the solar and generative processes.”

“In representing the ancient Babylonian Nergal, Lord of the Underworld, the phallus and the serpent were identical. In New Guinea, where tradition connects woman and the serpent sexually, the female idols are invaginated by serpent-like creatures.”

“The union of the female with the male triad, was designated by the sacred mystic number 4, often symbolized by a serpent with its tail in its mouth; two fishes bent to form a circle [yin/yang], and many other figures.”

A snake with its tail in its mouth is called an oroboros (also spelled uroboros). Another form of the oroboros is a dragon with its tail in its mouth.

“In alchemy a dragon, or more often a serpent, eating its own tail is known as the uroboros. The dragon was a symbol of the god Mercury and the circle a powerful symbol of the eternal cycle of nature. Because the uroboros recreates itself by feeding on its own body, it is a symbol of transforming matter, i.e. alchemy itself.”

In this form the snake represents “the endless succession of incarnations which form the wheel of life.” In other words, the oroboros is an emblem of reincarnation. It is also a symbol of eternity. In fact, we are told that the oroboros “actually signifies the beginning and end of life; the Alpha and Omega.” [Emphasis in the original] Of course, this is blasphemous. The Bible clearly tells us that Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega. Revelation 22:13 states: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (See Revelation 1:8, 11; and 21:6.)

The Alpha and Omega is used in Masonry, but now we can see that it is in reference to the snake, and not Jesus Christ, when these symbols are used.

As Masonic author, George Oliver, states: “The Serpent is universally esteemed a legitimate symbol of Freemasonry.” Occultist and Mason, Manly Palmer Hall, brags that “the serpent is the symbol and prototype of the Universal Savior, who redeems the worlds by giving creation the knowledge of itself and the realization of good and evil.”

Do you realize what Hall just admitted? When God placed Adam and Eve in the garden, He said: “Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17). Of course, SATAN came along and asked: “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Genesis 3:1) Eve responded that they could eat of every tree except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because they would die if they did so. Satan (the serpent) brazenly remarked: “Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, they your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4-5). Satan, THROUGH ENTICEMENT AND LIES, had just deceived the first man and woman by promising them godhood! He told Eve that she would know both good and evil. Satan’s offer to know BOTH good and evil presented an option that was previously unknown to her. She had never known evil and, therefore, the lure of learning about something new and different must have intrigued her. Up to this point she had only known good, truth, perfection, health, and beauty. Now, because of the attraction of the unknown offered through Satan’s deception, she would learn of evil, death, sorrow, defilement, pain, and separation from God. The very moment Adam and Eve partook of the forbidden fruit they died spiritually and were driven from the beautiful garden of Eden. That very day they experienced death to innocence, death to perfection, death to the joys they had known, and eventually they experienced a physical death even passing this physical death on to ALL humankind for “in Adam all die” (I Corinthians 15:22)

Yet, Hall tells us that the one who gave the realization of good and evil (who was Satan) is the “Universal Savior!” According to Masonic writer, Lynn Perkins, the fall of mankind was something GOOD. It was not a “fall” but a betterment of our situation. He boldly declares that man “rose to Divine Status by partaking of the ‘fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.’” [Emphasis in the original] He adds that the advice the serpent gave to Eve was “wiser than the recorded command of God that would have, if obeyed, confined Adam and Eve and their descendants to the status of animals forever....”

Albert Pike, another occultist and Mason, brags that the oroboros “is the body of the Holy Spirit, the universal Agent, the Serpent devouring his own tail....” [Italics in the original; Boldface added] What blasphemy!

The oroboros is also representative of the androgyne.

“The serpent’s head and neck is distinctly a masculine symbol, but the serpent is sometimes symbolized with its tail in it mouth, the body forming a circle which is feminine. Also, the mouth is feminine, while the tail, which is in the mouth, is masculine. Thus for two good reasons the serpent with its tail in its mouth represents both sexes.”

As stated earlier, the androgyne (meaning male and female in one body) was considered to be “the image of human perfection and wholeness.”

(Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, pp. 126-133)

Suffice it to say that the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is blatantly declaring to the occult community that they have adopted the two key doctrines of Satan: the immortality of the soul, and sun worship (which is really Satan worship). The true doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist church stand confirmed for us in the Orion Clock and the Vessel of Time by the only God, the Creator Himself, but when it comes to the General Conference as an organization, clearly they are serving a different master.

My Church Is Different

How long will you, as a member, turn a blind eye to what the Church is doing? Even if you concede that the GC is apostate, you are probably thinking that your local church isn’t that bad. They still do many good works, after all. Well—so do many churches of other denominations, including some other Sabbatarians.

Let me put it to you this way. Try sharing the Orion message in your church and see how long your lovely church keeps on loving you. See if your pastor will preach the Third Angel’s Message (which the GC prohibits). Think about it, and follow the logic to its conclusion. Your pastor would have to disobey his leadership in order to be faithful to God, and you can figure out where that will end. Either he will capitulate, or he will not be able to remain an Adventist pastor. That leaves the faithful churches to stand on their own without conference support!

There is no such thing as a church organization that will “go through to the end.” By peddling that doctrine, the Adventist Church is showing their similarity to the Universal Church. The teaching that salvation is attached to an organization is yet another Catholic teaching! Our Savior did not die to save a structure; He died to save you and me!

Let me close with a few contrasting words from the letter that says “the church does not fall”:

I think of His great sorrow as He wept over Jerusalem, exclaiming, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not” [Luke 13:34]! God forbid that these words shall apply to those who have great light and blessings. In the rejecting of Jerusalem it was because great privileges were abused, which brought the denunciation upon all who lightly regarded the great opportunities and precious light that were entrusted to their keeping. Privileges do not commend us to God, but they commend God to us. No people are saved because they have great light and special advantages, for these high and heavenly favors only increase their responsibility.

The more and increased light God has given makes the receiver more responsible. It does not place the receiver in any safer position unless the privileges are wisely improved, prized, and used to advance God’s glory. Christ said, “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! Woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes” [Matthew 11:21].

When Jerusalem was divorced from God it was because of her sins. She fell from an exalted height that Tyre and Sidon had never reached. And when an angel falls he becomes a fiend. The depth of our ruin is measured by the exalted light to which God has raised us in His great goodness and unspeakable mercy. Oh, what privileges are granted to us as a people! And if God spared not His people that He loved, because they refused to walk in the light, how can He spare the people whom He has blessed with the light of heaven in having opened to them the most exalted truth ever entrusted to mortal man to give to the world?

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God never forsakes people or individuals until they forsake Him. Outward opposition will not cause the faith of God’s people, who are keeping His commandments, to become dim. The neglect to bring purity and truth into practice will grieve the Spirit of God and weaken them because God is not in their midst to bless. Internal corruption will bring the denunciations of God upon this people as it did upon Jerusalem. Oh, let pleading voices, let earnest prayer be heard, that those who preach to others shall not themselves be castaways. My brethren, we know not what is before us, and our only safety is in following the Light of the world. God will work with us and for us IF the sins which brought His wrath upon the old world, upon Sodom and Gomorrah and upon ancient Jerusalem, do not become our crime.

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[We are] not to provoke those who have accepted this spurious sabbath, an institution of the Papacy, in the place of God’s holy Sabbath. Their not having the Bible arguments in their favor makes them all the more angry and determined to supply the place of arguments that are wanting in the Word of God, by the power of their might. The force of persecution follows the steps of the dragon. Therefore great care should be exercised to give no provocation. And again let us as a people, as far as possible, cleanse the camp of moral defilement and aggravating sins. When sin is making its march upon the people who claim to be elevating the moral standard of righteousness, how can we expect God to turn His power in our behalf and save us as a people that did righteousness?

All the policy in the world cannot save us from a terrible sifting, and all the efforts made with high authorities will not lift from us the scourging of God, just because sin is cherished. If as a people we do not keep ourselves in the faith and not only advocate with pen and voice the commandments of God, but keep them every one, not violating a single precept knowingly, then weakness and ruin will come upon us. It is a work that we must attend to in every one of our churches. Each man must be a Christian.

(Excerpts from MR No. 994, aptly titled “An Appeal to Live the Truth and Share It”, Manuscript Releases, vol. 12, pp. 318-328)

Friends, whether or not the organization will fall is no longer a question. That is now past history. The question is: will you the people cleanse your camps of the “moral defilement and aggravating sins” that have been enumerated in Orion? Will you step out in faith before the general ruin takes you with it?

Jesus Christ stands in Orion in the flesh with God the Father, and the omnipresent Holy Spirit brings Orion home to our hearts as we study the Word of God together, irrespective of locale.

Where Christ is, even among the humble few, this is Christ’s church… {17MR 81}

Yes, “God has a church.”

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