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Know ye first of the false prophet and beware of his teaching which is very amazing
( Part 4 )

 

 

Victor T. Houteff :

“………….. we must therefore,  as  t e a c h e r s 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. “(1 Corinthian 1 : 10, 1 Peter 3 : 8; Isaiah 52 : 8)” – Fundamental Beliefs of the Davidian SDA, p. 27 (in brackets added).

 

I n t r o d u c t i o n 

Apostle Paul wrote in his book Ephesian 4 : 11 – 14 to tell us that God has employed His servants in five functional jobs to work for Him during the New Testament era up to this time of the end, namely : the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and the teachers. The apostles seem to be the highest ranking job of all, because they got their calling to the job directly from the Lord Jesus Himself. The other none less important job is the prophets, because as we ever knew ourselves of Mrs. Ellen G. White and Bro. Victor T. Houteff, both of them should have been directly inspired by the Lord Jesus Himself to speak for us.  Mrs. White ever said :

“In the highest sense the prophet was one who spoke by direct inspiration, communicating to the people the messages he had received from God. But the name was given also to those who, though not so directly inspired, were divinely called to instruct the people in the works and ways of God.“Education, p. 46.

From the church history we know that Mrs. White had ever spoken to us under direct inspiration by the Lord Jesus Himself. Whereas Bro. Houteff was divinely called to instruct us in the works and ways of God. Both of them have been inspired to speak to us. 

Bro. Houteff’ statement in his booklet, “FUNDAMENTAL BELIEFS OF THE DAVIDIAN SDA,” pp. 26, and 27 above shows us, that after his death in 1955 the Lord God would no more make use of the following functional jobs : prophets, evangelists, and pastors, to keep the unity of His Present Truth believers, who have survived the death of their prophet Bro. Victor T. Houteff in 1955. Hence the Lord would have just appointed the teachers of the Shepherd’s Rod to continue the work of His servant Bro. Houteff. There will be more than one teacher of the Shepherd’s Rod to teach. And since the present truth believers are now scattered in many places in the world, then the teachers should have been found in several places too.

The teachers of the Shepherd’s Rod should have taught in the light of the Rod :

  1. The passages of the message in the golden bowl, which in one way or another need to be interpreted,
  2. O n l y  t h u s will all present truth believers ever become of the same mind, seeing eye to eye, and speaking the same things ( 1 Cor. 1 : 10; 1 Peter 3 : 8 ; Isaiah  52 : 8 ).        

That is, only through the t e a c h e r s  as the lowest rank of all the functional jobs mentioned by Apostle Paul, the Lord God would have reunited His present truth believers on earth in the near future. First by making them to see eye to eye, and then to make them able to have the same mind, and at last to get them all be able to speak the same things. So many kinds of contradictive faith dominating our people at this time of the end should have first to be settled. And then will all of us be given the seal of God, which is the mark of deliverance upon the foreheads, that we could stand against the Jacob’s trouble to come from our own fellow Laodiceans of SDA, and then be delivered from the slaughter weapons of the angels when the prophecies of Ezekiel 9 and Isaiah 66 : 16 – 19 shall be fulfilled.  

Those passages which in
one way or another need to be interpreted by
the t e a c h e r s  of the Shepherd’s Rod

Those passages of the message which are in need to be interpreted must unavoidably be found in the “golden bowl” of Zechariah chapter 4, which represents THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY of Revelation 19 : 10. All those therein are none other than the products of Bible interpretation carried out by the servants of the Lord Mrs. White and Bro. Victor T. Houteff, that due to not as yet fully met their fulfillment in their lifetime, they were not as yet fully understood.  As an example a passage from the message by the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff is    presented here below as follows: 

Sample 1 :

(1)

“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.“

(2)

“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.

Those two paragraphs above are actually coming from only one statement uttered by Bro. Houteff. However, they are actually telling us of two great and important successive events that differ one from the other, that would meet their historical fulfillment after 1955, after the death of the servant of the Lord. That is, that the statements of the servant of the Lord were not as yet understood by himself, because they would just come to pass several more years later.

After the death of the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff, the leadership of the Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas, USA was then ceded to Mrs. Houteff. Under her leadership the Enemy or Satan had successfully sent her a knockout blow so that the whole Mount Carmel Center was then at last to be sold to the Presbyterian Church in 1962. The fact is clear that for 7 (seven) years long after the death of the servant of the Lord in 1955, no more success of any kind could ever be achieved at the Mount Carmel Center of the Lord.  Let alone  after Mrs. Houteff in her capacity as Vice President of the Organization proclaimed to the public  that the message of the Shepherd’s Rod was no more healthy, after her prediction failed to materialize that the coming kingdom in the Palestine should have been established in 1959. The fact is clear that the Lord God ever since would no more be willing to let the Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas, USA to continue its mission.

The second paragraph above has foretold of an antitypical Sanhedrin to be found among us after the Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas, having been bought back in 1991. Due to the fact that the Shepherd’s Rod message does not recognize any other Organization of Mount Carmel Center in the world than the one in   Waco, Texas, USA, then all the statements uttered by Bro. Houteff in paragraph 2 above should have unavoidably applied even to all its branches wherever they are in the world today.  

Sample 2  :

This sample originated from Mrs. Ellen G. White and her following statement here below   :

“God will arouse His people; if other means fail, heresies will come in among  them,  which  will  s i f t  them,  separating  the   c h a f f  (not tares) from the w h e a t. The Lord calls upon all who believe His word to awake out of sleep. Precious light has come, appropriate for this time. It is Bible truth, showing the perils that are right upon us. This light should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the positions which we hold.”5 Testimonies for the Church, pp. 707 – 708. (In brackets added)

During the lifetime of Mrs. White heresies mentioned by her above were not as yet exist. Those categorized “wheat and tares” in the parables of Jesus in the New Testament Bible were not as yet found in the Laodicean Church. Even those of the “chaff” categorized ones in the parables of Jesus was not at all recognized during her lifetime. It is thus unavoidably clear, that THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME, in that time, was not as yet recognized. 

Separation of “wheat” from the “tares” have just taken place in 1935, ever since the establishment of Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas, USA.  The existence of the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff and his followers in Waco, Texas, began to meet the fulfillment of the parables of Jesus of those “wheat categorized ones“ or “the wise virgins” classified ones on the one side, and the Organization of the General Conference of SDA and its diehard followers to meet “the tares categorized ones” or “the foolish virgins classified ones” on the other side.    

The world should have testified for itself that along the long period under the leadership of Bro. Houteff all present truth believers of Davidian SDA were very strong united. No schism nor heresies ever found in their midst. Thus it is that the heresies should have come just after 1955 after the demise of the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff. Let it be understood, therefore, that Mrs. White’s statement in the Testimonies for the Church, pp. 707 – 708 above will be understood just after the death of Bro. Houteff in 1955. 

Thus it is, that just after 1955 all the heresies and the chaff categorized Davidian SDA began to infiltrate the Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas, USA. And followed thereafter the establishment of several new Mount Carmel Centers of Davidian SDA, such as in Elk Texas, in Salem, South Carolina, and in Mountain dale, New York.  Thus began to be fulfilled the statement by Mrs. White when she said that the “chaff” should be sifted out when THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME should have come.

N O T E  :  THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY as a combination of the third angel message of Revelation 14 by Mrs. White and the message of the angel of Revelation 18 : 1 by Bro. Houteff, recognize only the Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas, USA, as the only Re-Organized body of the angel of the Laodicean Church in 1935 up to the time of the death of Bro. Houteff in 1955, to represent God and His message on the earth. 

The precious light which is appropriate for this time

“God will arouse His people; if other means fail, heresies will come in among  them,  which  will  s i f t  them,  separating  the   c h a f f  (not tares) from the w h e a t. The Lord calls upon all who believe His word to awake out of sleep. Precious light has come, appropriate for this time. It is Bible truth, showing the perils that are right upon us. This light should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the positions which we hold.5 Testimonies for the Church, pp. 707 – 708. (In brackets added)

Heresies had actually come into our ranks of Davidian SDA soon after the death of Bro. Houteff in 1955, by the establishment of several Mount Carmel Centers in USA.  One of the heresies has its origin with a certain follower of Bro. Houteff in the Philippine, who had proclaimed himself as the antitypical Elijah the prophet to succeed Bro. Houteff after his death. Although he has no single message of his own as a prophet of God, he has toughed the Rod message very amazingly and has successfully won the heart of many who read his message through the internet.   

Due to its function to sift out those “chaff” categorized Davidians SDA or the wise virgins with guile in their mouth, “THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME“ should have come through the teachers of the Shepherd’s Rod. And not through a prophet, nor through the Mount Carmel Centers of Davidian SDA Headquarters in USA through their ordained ministers of the gospel.  Because “THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME” has its origin with the T E A C H E R S of the Shepherd’s Rod, who taught in the light of the Rod those passages of the message in the golden bowl, which in one way or another need to be interpreted.

So the precious light would be those passages of the message in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, that is to enlighten the rest of our paths to the kingdom. Their historical fulfillment will be in our times to be witnessed by all of us. 

Since only through the divinely appointed teachers of God, then by their painstaking efforts all of us shall 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 with their PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME all those today of the “chaff” categorized Davidians SDA or those classified “wise virgins with guile in their mouths” of Revelation 14 : 5, should have been sifted out from among us. Even those of the self-proclaimed prophet in the Philippine and his diehard followers wherever they are today in the world.  Let us beware, therefore, that the chaff categorized ones or those classified wise virgins with guile in the mouths, will be none other than the Davidian SDA ourselves. And not the Seventh day Adventists as the diehard followers of their angel of the Laodicean Church of SDA.  

Thus it is exactly when “This light ( the precious light ) should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the positions which we hold.5 Testimonies for the Church, pp. 707 – 708. Thus said Mrs. White.

The false prophet and
his teaching which is amazing and admirable 

Nearly all those things toughed by the false prophet in the Philippine could not be denied their truthfulness, because they were sustained by quotations from the original message in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. Except for those related to his “time setting”  which mostly failed to meet their fulfillment as toughed by him, because they failed to meet the test “TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY“ of Isaiah 8 : 20. 

And that which is specifically related to the antitypical Elijah the prophet in the booklet : The 1950 THE GENERAL CONFERENCE SPECIAL. This booklet has been totally manipulated to meet his fabrication to sustain him as an antitypical Elijah the Tishbite. Whereas what is actually mentioned as Elijah in that booklet is concerning Bro. Houteff himself as the Elijah the prophet who has come earlier in 1929 to present to the General Conference the book of the Shepherd Rod vol. 1. which was then opposed even up to this very day. So the interpretation on the booklet by him is totally unacceptable. Because it is not at all in accord with the objectives in the mind of Bro. Houteff himself as the author of the booklet. 

The servant of the Lord Bro. Victor T. Houteff has come ever since 1929 as a prophet to meet the fulfillment of the prophecy in Amos 3 : 7, in Isaiah 28 : 9 – 13, in Zechariah chapter 4, in Micah 6 : 9 , in Malachi 3 : 1, and Malachi 4 : 5, 6, in Revelation 18 : 1 etc. According to those told us in the prophecies, Bro. Houteff was not to come for again to prophesy in regard of another new prophet to succeed him after his death in 1955, but just for interpreting all the prophecies of the Old Testament prophets and of those in the book of Revelation.  Thus from all the prophecies which have been interpreted  by him in the message of the Rod  could be clearly seen, that the end time prophets appointed by the Lord for us in this time of the end are as follows :  William Miller, Mrs. Ellen G. White, and Bro.  Victor T. Houteff. No more than these.  And their messages respectively are as follows : 

  1. William Miller, with his message : The prophecy of the 2300 days of Daniel 8 : 14.
  2. Mrs. Ellen G. White with her message of the third angel’s message of Revelation 14. 
  3. Victor T. Houteff, with his message of the angel of Revelation 18 : 1 which is also known as the message of the Shepherd’s Rod.

Due to the fact that every new light will never put away the old ones, then   all the messages of all those servants of the Lord mentioned above would have been accommodated in the Golden Bowl of Zechariah chapter 4, or THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY of Revelation 19 : 10. And all these would become the rules of implementation of the basic Law of the Ten Commandments, wherein we are tightly bound as the Laodiceans of God of this time of the end. 

Thus it is, that though all those things taught by the self-proclaimed prophet in the Philippine will be more amazing and very admirable, for mostly sustained by quotations from the Bible and the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, at the end, however, it would be undeniable clear, that all those taught by him would be found not fully in accord with the will of God, who had earlier sent His PRECIOUS LIGHT MORE APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME of the end.  Read Testimonies for the Church, p. 708. Even though all those taught by him will include the whole SPIRIT OF PROPHECY of the golden bowl, they would not satisfy our heavenly Father, Who had provided us with THE PRECIOUS LIGHT more APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME of the end. “For meat in due season that the flock need now.”  To this end the servant of the Lord Mrs. White said :    

“There are in the Scripture some things which are hard to be understood, and which, according to the language of Peter, the unlearned and unstable wrest into their own destruction. We may not, in this life, be able to explain the meaning of every passage of Scripture, but there are no vital points to practical truth that will be clouded in mystery. When the truth shall come, in the providence of God, for the world to be tested upon the truth for that time, minds will be exercised by His Spirit to search the Scriptures, even with fasting and with prayer, until link after link is searched out, and united in a perfect chain. Every fact which immediately concerns the salvation of souls will be made so clear that none need err, or walk in darkness.” –  Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 187.

That is, though we may not have all The SPIRIT OF PROPHECY understood at this time, those things taught by the divinely appointed teachers of the Rod, however, will become the practical truth for every one of us that will no more be concealed in mystery.  This is to prove that whatever more and more complete his teachings will be provided us by the self-proclaimed prophet in the Philippine, only THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME should become the practical truth which is no more now concealed from us.   

So let u s all understand that whatever complete the message of the Shepherd’s Rod shall be deliberated amazingly before us by the false prophet and his assistants,  they would never be able to make us see eye to eye, to have the same mind, and to speak the same things. You know why ? Because the Lord Jesus would have never entrusted the sealing work of His 144.000 elected saints into the hand of a prophet after the death of Bro. Houteff, nor to any Organization of Mount Carmel Center in USA through their ministers of the gospel. But just to only the t e a c h e r s  of the Shepherd’s Rod will Jesus entrust the sealing work. To this end Bro. Houteff said:

“………….. we must therefore, as  t e a c h e r s 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.“ (1 Corinthian 1 : 10, 1 Peter 3 : 8; Isaiah 52 : 8)” Fundamental Beliefs of the Davidian SDA, p. 27 (in brackets added).

Houteff is the last prophet, and not a teacher. His statement  above is to prove that his functional job as a prophet should be succeeded by more than one teacher of the Shepherd’s Rod, after he died.  And all those things toughed by the teachers should have become THE PRECIOUS LIGHT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME of the end.

Isaiah 8 : 20 / Revelation 19 : 10 :
“To the law and to the testimony (or the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY) if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

The prophetic statement by prophet Isaiah above is an instrument of testing, to test the right or wrong of a statement or of a message presented before us, even to test somebody who is now proclaiming himself to be the last prophet of God to succeed Bro. Houteff after his death in 1955. 

This article is the fourth one of mine to comment on the false prophet in the Philippine and his teachings. Due to the fact that his presence is nowhere found in the prophecies of the Old Testament prophets, even in the book of Revelation, no wonder if he and his message would never be found in the golden bowl of the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4. The servants of the Lord Mrs. White and Bro. Houteff as the end time prophets, who had ever interpreted all the secret things of the Bible into the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY so amazingly, have never shown us any identity of someone to come with his or her message after them in this time of the end. They just showed us of only two messages to come through them both to unite to enlighten the earth. To this end Mrs. White said :  

“Then I saw another mighty angel commissioned to descend to the earth, to unite his voice with the third angel, and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory.“ – Early Writings, p. 277.

The third angel = The Spirit of Prophecy by Mrs. White. Another mighty angel is the angel of Revelation 18 : 1 to represent the message of the Rod by Bro. Houteff.   Both messages are now united in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY of Revelation 19 : 10.  And are now enlightening the earth by revealing all the prophecies of the Bible and the book of Revelation, and all the parables of Jesus, which are now begin to come to pass one after the other in our time.  

Due to the fact that those things taught by the self-proclaimed prophet in the Philippine now are only the message of the Shepherd’s Rod including the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy by Mrs. White, which are now enlightening the earth beginning in the Laodicean Church of SDA. It would not be wrong if we should have admired him and his men for their painstaking effort which is very amazing. But after he had proclaimed himself to be the antitypical Elijah the prophet to succeed Bro. Houteff who died in 1955, we should have arisen directly against it, for whatever amazing and admirable will be his teachings of the Rod, it is only the message of the Shepherd’s Rod whose author is Victor T. Houteff the antitypical Elijah of this time of the end, which is now leading the end time Israelite of today in their second Exodus movement to the heavenly Canaan in the Palestine. And from the message of the Shepherd’s Rod itself we have been warned that before the servant of the Lord died in 1955 the Lord would have t e a c h e r s of His own appointed to carry out the works.  Thus he said here below : 

“………….. WE MUST THEREFORE, AS T E A C H E R S OF THE SHEPHERD’S ROD (THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF 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. “(1 Corinthian 1 : 10, 1 Peter 3 : 8; Isaiah 52 : 8)” – Fundamental Beliefs of the Davidian SDA, p. 27 (in brackets added).

This is to show us clearly that after the death of the servant of the Lord Bro, Houteff in 1955, he would unavoidably be succeeded by the t e a c h e r s  of the Rod. They will then teach the passages of the message in the golden bowl which in one way or another need to be interpreted.  Thus only, will all present truth believers of those candidates of the 144.000 elected saints of God, be made to see eye to eye, to have the same mind and to speak the same things.  And then will they be ready for the sealing. 

C o n c l u s i o n

The coming of the false prophet to teach the message of the Shepherd’s Rod so amazingly today should have been a very big stumbling block for them who have been implicated directly now in it. The only way out for them, therefore, is that they should be willing to limit their study to focus on the prophecies and their interpretations specifically from the time of the death of the servant of the Lord in 1955 up to the accomplishment of the sealing time in the future. 

From the fact that according to the prophecy of Zechariah 13 : 7 that met its fulfillment at the time Bro. Houteff died in 1955, the Lord would have lifted up His hand on the “little ones” of those Associations of Davidian SDA who survived the death of their prophet in 1955. Though now scattered in many places, they are not too far scattered from each other doctrinally. Ever since then the Lord would no more have His hand guiding the greater ones of those Headquarters of Mount Carmel Centers in America. He did not care anymore of His re-organized body of the General Conference of SDA, which is the General Association of Davidian SDA in Waco, Texas, USA. All these should have made us understand that the Lord God would no more bless any Headquarters of Davidian SDA in the world today, either neither in USA nor elsewhere in the world. This is a fact that the Lord God would no more bless the Mount Carmel Centers in USA to let their evangelists and pastors to work for Him now.  

And then from the FUNDAMENTAL BELIEFS OF THE DAVIDIAN SDA, PP. 26, 26 it would be clearly seen, that o n l y the divinely blessed t e a c h e r s of the Shepherd’s Rod would have been commissioned by the Lord to settle all the problems of heresies in our ranks today, by sifting out all the chaff categorized Davidian SDA from our midst. Even the self-proclaimed prophet in the Philippine and his diehard followers in all Davidian in the world today are to be sifted out. And then we all should have been ready for the sealing, which are the acts of putting upon our foreheads the mark of deliverance on all the 144.000 elected saints of God in the future. 

Due to the fact that no more functional job of “prophet”, nor of “evangelists and pastors”, will be chosen by the Lord to carry out the work of gathering the divinely elected saints of those 144.000 in number, after the death of Bro. Houteff as the  last divinely appointed prophet, then let the self-appointed prophet in the Philippine and all his diehard followers wherever they are in the world today,   return  to repent,  or else they would have been surely sifted out, and then to be readied  to be slaughtered by the angels of those prophesied in Ezekiel chapter 9 and in the prophecy of Isaiah 66 : 16 – 19.

 

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