After the death of all the end time prophets :
W. Miller, E. G. White and Victor T. Houteff
John the Revelator :
“Blessed is h e that r e a d e t h, and t h e y that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein : for the time is at hand.” – Revelation 1 : 3
The book of Revelation is the complement of the book of Daniel. The book of Daniel was written by prophet Daniel in about 2.500 years ago, whereas the book of Revelation was written by apostle John in the year 96. Both books have just been interpreted and revealed in this time of the end by the end time prophets, who have just emerged ever since the beginning of the 18 century to fulfill the words of angel Gabriel to Daniel and prophet Amos to us, when they said :
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end : many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased ………..And he said, Go thy way, Daniel : for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. …..” – Daniel 12 : 4, 9 – 10.
And in this time of the end is fulfilled also the words of prophet Amos, when he said :
“Surely the Lord God will do nothing but He revealeth His secrets unto His servants the p r o p h e t s.“ – Amos 3 : 7.
Now the fact is that both books, the books of Daniel and the Revelation, were the first of all the books of the Bible that were interpreted and revealed for us in this time of the end. Then followed by the other prophecies of the other Old Testament prophets and the parables of Jesus in the New Testament.
The first one revealed from the prophecies of Daniel is the prophecy of Daniel 8 : 14 concerning the investigative judgment in the heavenly court of justice to commence at the end of the 2.300 days or years of the prophecy of Daniel 8 : 14, which was fulfilled in October 22, 1844. William Miller was the first of the end time prophets, who had revealed the prophecy ever since the beginning of his movement in 1831.
Then followed by Mrs. E. G. White, the founder of the Seventh-day Adventist or the Laodicean Church in 1844, who had revealed the book of Revelation beginning with the third chapter, that revealed the fallen spiritual condition of the angel of the Laodicean Church ever since 1888 for having rejected the message of “Justification by Faith” presented to them by Elders Jones and Waggoner in the general conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1888. As result of the rejection of the message the whole growth of our spiritual development became stagnant and dwarfed. And this is the reason why was Mrs. White then instructed to write in the Review and Herald of February 2, 1902 the Call for a spiritual revival and a spiritual reformation.
The servant of the Lord, Mrs. White died in 1915. However, up to the day she died, the call for a spiritual revival and spiritual reformation was not as yet realized. Just after the coming of Bro. Houteff with his message of the angel of Revelation 18 : 1 to unite with the third angel message of Mrs. White, then were the rules of implementation of the Call presented to the General Conference leadership in 1929.
Today all the secret things of the Bible, which comprise the Old Testament prophecies, the book of Revelation, and all the parables of Jesus in the new Testament, have all been interpreted into the so-called The SPIRIT OF PROPHECY of Revelation 19 : 10. So with the combination of the third angel message by Mrs. White with the message of the angel of Revelation 18 : 1 by Bro. Houteff into the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY of the golden bowl of Zechariah chapter 4, the whole world is to be enlightened with the glory of the words of God. And we as the Laodiceans of God in this time of the end should have been the first to make use of the privilege to be the first enlightened with the glory of the message.
Prior to the death of the prophets of God
John the Revelator said : “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having His father’s name written in their foreheads. …………. These are they which were not defiled with women ; for they are virgins.” – Revelation 14 : 1, 4.
In the Bible prophecy, w o m a n is to signify the Church. In this time of the end, after the fall of the angel of the Laodicean Church in sin of spiritual lukewarness, there is no more any of the Christian Churches today that is still favored in the sight of God. To this end is fulfilled the prophetic words of prophet Isaiah when he said : “And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, we will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel : only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.” – Isaiah 4 : 1.
Due to the fact that all the prophecies of the Old Testament, wherein is the prophecy of Isaiah inclusive, have just been interpreted in the time of the end, then the wise virgins of the 144.000 elected saints of God are no more possible to come out of the Churches in this time of the end. They even could no more originated in the Church of the Laodicean angel and his staunch followers today. Number “7” signifies completeness. Thus it is, that the seven women would unavoidably include the woman that represents the Seventh day Adventist Church.
Let it be understood, therefore, that by the coming of Bro. Houteff as the messenger of the message of the angel of Revelation 18 : 1 to unite his message with the Spirit of Prophecy by Mrs. White, into the so-called The SPIRIT OF PROPHECY in the golden bowl of the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4, then ever since should the SDA Church have been divided into two classes of people. And then is the parable of Jesus of the kingdom of heaven, represented by the Laodicean Church of this time of the end, which was likened in the parable to the ten virgins, should have been divided into two classes of people. The five wise virgins on the one side and the other five foolish virgins on the other side. Or also in other words, those of wheat categorized ones on the one side and the tares categorized ones on the other side. Read Matthew 25
And then those virgins of the five wise categorized ones will be united under the leadership of the servant of the Lord, Bro. Houteff, in his Headquarters of the General Association of Davidian SDA in Waco, Texas, USA. And they are the candidates of the 144.000 elected saints of God in the future according to the above statement by John the Revelator.
Whereas those of the five foolish categorized virgins or the tares are to stay under the leadership of the Organization of the General Conference of SDA in America. So the presence of two peoples of Christians in the same Seventh day Adventist Church or the Laodicean Church today is to be a very specific identity of this Church as the only one of God’s own property on earth in this time of the end. This is just to distinguish this Church from all other Christian Churches in this time of the end. Let us, therefore, not to think that due to our Sabbath keeping every Sabbath day, we would positively be the true members of the Church, nor let it not be taken for granted that since we are also of the vegetarianism in food and beverages and in apparel and so on, that we are worthy of the wise virgins to be the candidates of the 144.000 elected saints of God in the future. No way !
As long as the servant of the Lord was still alive, so long were those of the wise categorized virgins united fully under his leadership. But after he died in 1955, however, then is fulfilled the statement by John the Revelator here below, when he said :
“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having His father’s name written in their foreheads. ………….These are they which were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. ………..These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no g u i l e, for they are without fault before the throne of God.” – Revelation 14 : 1, 4, 5.
The virgins mentioned above would unavoidably be the wise categorized virgins alone. They were the ones under the leadership of Bro. Houteff up to the time he died in 1955. And even all of us who are now embracing the message of the Shepherd’s Rod as well.
However, from the prophetic statement by John the Revelator above, it should be understood that not all the wise categorized virgins, who are now embracing the message of the Shepherd’s Rod are without guile in their mouths. Thus it is, that not all of those who profess to be present truths believers today will be positively sure to be elected saints of the 144.000 in the future. Those professed wise virgins will be more clearly identified now after the death of the servant of the Lord.
After the death of the
servant of the Lord, Bro. Victor T. Houteff
Most people in the world know, that as long as the simple and ordinary servant of the Lord, Bro. Victor T. Houteff, was alive, and serving his people right from his Head Quarters in Waco, Texas, USA, there was only o n e people and one Davidianism known in the whole world of SDA. This could be understood because there was only one Davidianism available at the time to be embraced together by the people and their shepherd Bro. Houteff as author of the message. However, after the servant of the Lord died, then emerged ever since up to now so many isms that seems no more easily to be reconciled. And this is the reason why long before he died in 1955 he had warned us to be aware in the following words :
The First :
“Everything that can be done against God’s message of today will be done with even a greater vengeance than was manifest against Heaven’s message in the days of Christ’s first advent, for the Devil knows that if he loses now, he loses forever --- that he is to have no other chance. Unparalleled, therefore, is the urgency that every eleventh-hour church member now quickly and solidly brace himself against the Enemy’s effort to deliver a knockout blow. We must be alert, too, to realize that the blow is to come from surprisingly unsuspected foes --- from professed friends of the gospel, who are no less pious than were the priests in Christ’s day. It is, moreover, but to be expected that the Adversary will employ every agency possible to prevent the Lord from disclosing to view His now obscure 144.000 first fruit servants, who are to go gather in the second fruits (Revelation 7 : 9). The Enemy will try everything conceivable to confuse, becloud, and cover up the Truth, especially on the subject of the 144.000.” -- The White House Recruiter, p. 33.
Since the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff, up to the time he died in 1955, the only organization he knew ever since is his own Organization of the General Association of Davidian SDA , which is the re-organized body of the General Conference of SDA ever since 1935 in Waco, Texas, then “the unsuspected foes -- from professed friends of the gospel, who are no less pious than were the priests in Christ’s day“, which he mentioned above would certainly be meant to an organization of an antitypical Sanhedrin in this time of the end. Since their piety as an Organization is similar to that of the priests of the Sanhedrin in the time of Jesus, we were warned to be fully aware now of them.
Actually, it is not so difficult for us to know them now, because their piety is similar to that of the priests of the Sanhedrin in the time of Jesus. This means that they embrace a fundamentalism which is very narrow and rigid, similar to those embraced by the priests of the Sanhedrin in the time of Jesus. Such ism is very difficult to be received in the world of science and technology today.
Do you know how the Jewish priest condemned Jesus for transgressing the holiness of the Sabbath for picking wheat on the Sabbath, and also for helping to heal the sicks on the Sabbath ?
The narrow minded fundamentalism is now proved to be much contrary to the teaching of science and technology in general sense. The servant of the Lord, Mrs. White had ever said :
“In true science there can be nothing contrary to the teaching of the word of God. For both have the same Author. A correct understanding of both will always prove them to be in harmony. Truth, whether in nature or in revelation is harmonious with itself in all its manifestations. But the mind not enlightened by God’s Spirit will ever be in darkness in regard to His power. This is why human ideas in regard to science so often contradict the teaching of God’s word.” – Testimonies, vol. 8, p. 258.
Several teachings of the narrow minded fundamentalists have now been promoted at the Headquarters of Davidian SDA in Waco, Texas, USA as follows :
1. Teachers/ ministers are not allowed to teach using charts, symbols or any representation other than those provided for us by the servant of God, Bro. Houteff. Whereas Mrs. White has ever said : “By the use of charts, symbols, and representations of various kinds, the ministers can make the truth stand out clearly and distinctly. This is a help, and in harmony with the word of God.” – Gospel Workers, p. 355.
2. Teachers/ministers are not allowed to write or teach anything outside those already available in books and magazines of Shepherd’s Rod and the Spirit of Prophecy publications. Teachers and ministers are not allowed to write books of their own creation of the message already available in THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY.
3. Time Setting on whatever events to transpire in the time of the end should not be taught.
4. Printing of the Shepherd’s Rod books must follow the original format, that is small in size.
5. Not recognize teachers / ministers, who have been divinely appointed and dedicated to the work without laying on of hands. Even though the servant of the Lord Mrs. White had ever said : “Not upon the ordained minister only rests the responsibility of going forth to fulfill this commission. Everyone who has received Christ is called to work for the salvation of his fellow men. “The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hear say, Come.” Revelation 22 : 17.
“The humble, consecrated believer upon whom the Master of the vineyard places a burden for souls is to be given encouragement by the men upon whom the Lord has laid larger responsibilities. Those who stand as leaders in the church of God are to realize that the Saviour’s commission is given to all who believe in His name. God will send forth into His vineyard many who have not been dedicated to the ministry by the laying on of hands.”— The Acts of the Apostles, p. 110.
The Second :
“Isaiah 2 : 11 :
“The lofty look of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.”
Man has long been exalting himself; so much so, in fact, that there are perhaps only a few Christians in the world that are really following “the light of the Lord.” Most of them are following sparks of men, following uninspired interpretations of the Scriptures, -- devising of men, men who scoff at the idea of Inspiration; they see no need of more Truth or of prophets, although they well know that the only Truth that has ever come has been through chosen servants of God. Even present Truth believers have not as yet fully awakened to this startling revelation, many of them are carried away with every wind of doctrine, much of which is created by imposters such as Kora, Dothan and Abiram (Numbers 16 : 9 – 11) coveting Moses’ office – usurpers of Inspiration’s Throne – taking side, one for Paul and another for Apollos, as it were ! Inspiration‘s eye focusing to this day and message, reveals that much of this self-deception is the result of what the Spirit describes, a double face hypocrisy, saying: “Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, everyone to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart Goethe after their covetousness. And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not. And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.” Ezekiel 33: 30 – 33. We need to be doers of the Word not merely hearers.” – Timely Greetings, vol. 1, No. 5, pp. 14, 15.
After the death of Bro. Houteff, then were emerged from among his followers the so-called antitypical of Kora, Dothan, and Abram, who have successfully misled many of those staunch followers of the servant of the Lord before he died. The antitypical Korah, Dathan, and Abiram are not the ministers of the General Conference of SDA, because they lack the knowledge of Bible prophecies as those taught us in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. They are, therefore, the Davidians SDA themselves. Even from the facts now there are several of those professed Davidian SDA have promoted themselves to be the antitypical Elijah of this time after the demise of the true antitypical Elijah of the Lord in 1955. With only having the ability to write and to talk much with a limited knowledge of the Bible some people might have the courage of admitting themselves to be prophets of God. Thus after the true antitypical Elijah of the Lord died in 1955, there appeared several more of the antitypical, which are the antitypical of Korah, Dathan and Abiram. These are the only antitypical mentioned in the message that we are warned to beware of.
All Present Truth believers should have been aware too, that after the dissolution of the first Mount Carmel Center of the Lord in Waco, Texas in 1962, the story of the Mount Carmel Center as the re-organized body of the General Conference of SDA ever since 1935 had finished for good and forever. This fact is to meet the fulfillment of the prophecy of Zechariah 13 : 7 when the prophet said :
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts : smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered : and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.” – Zechariah 13 : 7.
What is meant by the “little ones” is not every one of us personally, because “God is leading not one here and one there, but a people.” Thus said Mrs. White. The little ones, therefore, means the associations of Davidian SDA in all the world, who survived the death of Bro. Houteff in 1955 and the dissolution of his Mount Carmel Center 1962.
Let all present Truth believers also to beware that the re-establishment of Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas, USA, in 1991 is truly illegal, because no single statement could be found in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY to sustain them to be there.
Even all other General Associations of Davidian SDA established in several places in USA after the death of the servant of the Lord, should no more be taken into consideration, because the Lord knows of only one of His own, and that is the one dissolved for good in 1962.
How is the f a t e of the
people after the death of Bro. Houteff ?
Long beforehand prophet Zechariah had ever prophesied in the following words :
“And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands ? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts : smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered : and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.” – Zechariah 13 : 6, 7.
This prophecy has ever met its fulfillment with Jesus personally during His mission in the Palestine in the year 31. However, since the whole chapter of Zechariah 13 applies now in this time of the end, then the Zechariah 13 : 6, 7 should have specifically applied now in the time of the end with Bro. Victor T. Houteff at the time he died in 1955. Prophet Houteff had died and his Organization of Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas had been liquidated and sold to the public in 1962. However, the Lord has promised that He will turn His hand upon the little ones, who have been scattered.
Nevertheless, the servant of the Lord, Bro. Houteff should have been succeeded after his death, because the work of saving the 144.000 elected saints of God was just beginning. And that is the reason why Mrs. White has ever said :
“It is a fatal mistake to suppose that the work of soul saving depends alone upon the ministry. The humble, consecrated believer upon whom the Master of the vineyard places a burden for souls is to be given encouragement by the men upon whom the Lord has laid larger responsibilities. ……….. God will send forth into His vineyard many who have not been dedicated to the ministry by the laying on of hands.” --- The Acts of the Apostles, p. 110.
And long beforehand the servant of the Lord, Bro. Houteff had ever said:
“………….. we must therefore, as teachers (not prophet) of the Shepherd’s Rod (the official publications of the Davidian SDA Association), teach only in the light of the Rod those passages which in one way or another need to be interpreted. THUS ONLY WILL ALL PRESENT TRUTH BELIEVERS EVER BECOME OF THE SAME MIND, SEEING EYE TO EYE AND SPEAKING THE SAME THINGS.“ – Fundamental Beliefs of the Davidian SDA, p. 26 (in brackets added).
After the death of the servant of the Lord, Bro. Houteff, then only the divinely appointed t e a c h e r s and m i n i s t e r s, who have been dedicated to the ministry without the laying on of hands, are allowed to teach those passages of the message in the light of the Rod which in one way or another need to be interpreted further. However the teachers and ministers are no more allowed to interpret further the Bible, since those works have been accomplished by the end time prophets as those prophesied in Amos 3 : 7. Procedures of the work of interpretation of those servants of the Lord could be followed through the pictorial prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4.
Although all the secret things of the Bible prophecies have been fully interpreted by the end time prophets, they all have died before the fulfillment of those prophecies takes place. The fact is clear that there are yet many more passages of the Rod and the Spirit of Prophecy that need to be interpreted further in the light of the Rod. And all the works have been burdened upon the divinely appointed teachers and ministers, who have been dedicated without the laying on of hand before their congregation. And this is one of the reason why they are not so easily recognized by our people. But one thing is sure that they would never be found affiliated with any Headquarters of Davidian SDA wherever they are.
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear.......!
(Revelation 1 : 3)
The servant of the Lord, Bro. Houteff said :
“The Bible and the books of the Spirit of Prophecy being the sole source of the Shepherd’s Rod message, therefore when the Rod is taught, the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy are taught.” – Fundamental Beliefs of the Davidian SDA, p. 26.
After the death of the servant of the Lord, Bro. Houteff, as the last of the end time prophets in 1955, then the statement by John the Revelator in Revelation 1 : 3 above would have been fulfilled. That is, then ever since every one of us has to read for himself the Bible, the books of the Spirit of Prophecy, and the Shepherd’s Rod publications. That means every one of us personally has to read and study for him those publications, because the authors have all died.
However, to read and study alone are not enough. All of us are yet to hear to those divinely appointed servants of the Lord, who are still alive. Bro. Houteff had ever reminded us that when he is no more alive, then as t e a c h e r s (not prophet) of the Shepherd’s Rod, they are to teach in the light of the Rod those passages of the message in the golden bowl of the prophecy of Zechariah 4, which in one way or another need to be interpreted further.
This is to mean, that only through the services of those divinely appointed teachers and ministers, all of us who have already read and study for themselves their Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and the Shepherd’s Rod publications could ever be made to see eye to eye, to have the same mind and to speak the same things. This might be the only way of how the Lord would like us to do at these late hours when the sealing time of the 144.000 is soon to close.
If we are truly honest wanting to get the sealing of deliverance from the coming doom to befall our people as those prophesied by prophet Ezekiel in his book chapter 9, and by prophet Isaiah in his book chapter 66 : 16 – 19, even by prophet Malachi in his book chapter 3, which are to meet their fulfillment in the near future, in 2027 of this calendar year, let us strife with all the power God has given us to be among the 144.000 elected saints of God. Thus said the servant of the Lord, Mrs. White. Only 144.000 in number that are to be delivered to the coming kingdom of God in the Palestine. That great event will be a great and dreadful day of the Lord. It is to be great for those that are to be delivered, but very dreadful for those who are to be slaughtered. Do you still doubt the words of God through His servants the prophets, which are now one after the other meeting their fulfillment in this time of the end ?
Let everyone of us, therefore, make the due preparation : first let us read carefully our Bible and their interpretations in the Spirit of Prophecy and the Shepherd’s Rod publications, according to the procedure laid out in pictorial prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4. And then all of us must h e a r the voices of the servants of God who are still alive, who are the divinely appointed teachers and ministers, who are not so much recognized by the Organizations and the people, because of their dedication to the work was not by the laying on of hands.
They are the Elijah’s of this sealing time after the demise of Bro. Houteff, the only true antitypical Elijah of this time of the end, who are to turn the heart of the fathers to their children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, which means that only through their voices could our people be made to see eye to eye, to have the same mind, and to speak the same things. Thus it is, that only through the divinely appointed teachers and ministers who are still alive now in our midst, that we could successfully be made ready for the sealing of the 144.000 elected saints of God to stand with the Lamb on the mount Zion in the Palestine.