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The sins of those slain in
the prophecies  of Isaiah 66 : 16 – 20, Ezekiel 9, and Malachi 3 : 1, 2

 

Introduction

We need to know that there are many Bible prophecies, both in the Old Testament and in the book of Revelation, even in the parables of Jesus in the New Testament. Due to the fact that all those have just been interpreted and revealed in this time of the end, then their benefits would unavoidably be ours, because we are of the Laodicean Church of God in this time of the end. It is no wonder, therefore, when Satan as the great Enemy of God and His saints on this earth, would have tried on and on with all his might to make confusion and to break us the Laodiceans from within our own ranks and file. 

Since the Lord God recognizes o n l y  o n e  Church as His own people in this time of the end, then the Laodicean Church would be the only one of His in this time of the end, although her spiritual condition had fallen so deep in the sin of the so-called spiritual poverty, blindness and nakedness. Read Revelation 3 : 14 – 20.  

Due to the fact that such spiritual condition could not be found in other Christian Churches today in the entire world, let them not think that their Churches have gained the favor of God or having been more respected in the sight of the Heavenly Father than us. Since the Lord God recognizes only one people of His own, who are the citizens of His Kingdom on the earth, they then will be recognized because they are the Law abiding people of the Ten Commandments and the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. Although their existence in the world today is still very few in number compared to all the Laodicean people of this time of the end, it is just due to their existence that the Laodicean Church as a whole were not as yet sifted. However, ever since long time beforehand the Lord God Himself through His servant had ever warned us in the following words : 

“FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT THE JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD : AND IF IT FIRST BEGIN AT US WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD ? AND IF THE RIGHTEOUS SCARCELY BE SAVED. WHERE SHALL THE UNGODLY AND THE SINNER APPEAR ? “ – 1 PETER 4 : 17, 18.  

Apostle Peter said, that the JUDGMENT in the Heavenly Court of Justice would have first tried the cases of those of the House of God which is the Laodicean Church of this time of the end, prior to the second advent of Jesus. This problem, which is so important today for each of our salvation, seems no more much deliberated in the Christian Churches today. Whereas in the Laodicean Church of SDA themselves, no more much heard of it being discussed by the people.  Therefore, most of the people think that because Jesus had died to redeem all of their sins, then it is positively enough for them to be Christian for they would surely be saved into Heaven. Modern people of today should have shared the idea of the servant of the Lord, Mrs. White here below, when she said : “JESUS SAVES MEN , NOT IN SIN , BUT FROM SIN, AND THOSE WHO LOVE HIM WILL SHOW THEIR LOVE BY OBEDIENCE.” –– 6 Review and Herald p. 45.

Do you think the kingdom of God in Heaven will again become a confusing Christian world of today with so many isms in it, fighting each other for supremacy? Or maybe the Lord would possibly give us the new heart, so that no more need for the Lord to have a heavenly court of justice to try every one of us before permitting us to reside in Heaven? 

It is for the sake of keeping holy the Law, that the Lord Jesus had let Himself to be crucified to die on the cross of Calvary, that He might have paid the ransom of all sin of men of His own creation on the earth. And for that end, that only the repented sinners that would be redeemed by the Lord Jesus from this earth of sin. Those who fail to repent of all their sins should have borne their penalties themselves. And that is the everlasting death that would be pronounced upon each unconverted Laodicean in the Heavenly Court of Justice, which is now going on in the Heavenly sanctuary above.  

When the Court of Justice
comes to our turn to be tried as Laodiceans 

When the Court of Justice comes to our turn to be tried, then the three prophecies of prophet Isaiah and of prophet Ezekiel, and of prophet Malachi would all be fulfilled simultaneously. All the three divinely appointed prophets have prophesied of the same things that would befall us the Laodiceans of this time of the end in the near future.  Therefore, let us first follow carefully how prophet Isaiah told us in his prophecy here below :  

“For by fire and by His sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

“For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory. ……………….. etc.“– Isaiah 66 : 16 – 24.

By fire and by His sword, which means, by the Spirit and by His Word the Lord would have first to plead with u s that we may accept His call for a spiritual revival and reformation by Mrs. White in the Review and Herald of February 25, 1902. Since the prophecy would have applied now, then those on behalf of the Lord to plead at this time would be none other than the end time prophets and their messages in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. Though all the end time prophets have died, they would have been succeeded by their messages in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. This is a combination of the message of the angel of Revelation 18 : 1 by the late Bro. Houteff and the message of the third angel of Revelation 14 : 6 – 9 by the late Mrs. White, which are now to enlighten the whole earth beginning in our Laodicean Church of SDA. Please Read : Early Writings, p. 277. 

All the Laodiceans who fail and oppose the pleadings of the Lord Jesus  would unavoidably be slain. And according to the prophetic word of Isaiah mentioned above, the slain of the Lord shall be many. There are to be very many Laodiceans to be slain in the future. 

The sins of those slain according to prophet Isaiah

  1. To sanctify and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst.
  2. Eating swine’s flesh and the abominations and the mouse.

(1)

The one tree in the midst of the garden is unavoidably to represent the leader or a minister of the gospel. In a dream of king Nebuchadnezzar in the time of the Babylonian Kingdom in the past, God had made him to represent a tree, whereas his people were to represent the grass of the field. Thus it is, that the gardens must unavoidably represent Church buildings, wherein people every Sabbath meet to worship. 

Church buildings have frequently been made by the people to sanctify and to purify themselves therein from sin. So the more frequently to   attend church services in the buildings, the more they think to have gained purification from sin and sanctification from God. And the ministers of the Churches would have been worshipped by such spiritual blind of the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY as their spiritual father the second only from God in hierarchy of their mind.  So they fully believe in the leadership of the ministers that would have accompanied them up to the second advent of Jesus in the future.

Thus it is, that the more frequent people attend Church services in the buildings, the more they will be deemed stronger in the faith. And they will always gain much respect from their fellowmen, and highly honored by their ministers in the Churches. Whereas in fact these are the very staunch enemies against the Call for a spiritual revival and a spiritual Reformation by the servant of the Lord Mrs. White even up to this very day. And they are the main enemies against the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY as the rules of implementation of the Law of the Ten Commandments.  

(2)

Most of the Laodiceans might possibly think that this prophecy of Isaiah does not apply to them, because never before had they ever swine flesh and the abominations, and even the mouse, become the menu of their meal on the table. But they unwittingly forget that the law of health is inclusive in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, which contains all the Rules of Implementation of the Basic Law of the Ten Commandments, which is changeable. Whereas only the Basic Law is immutable. 

Thus let us all understand that ever since 1863 we have been blessed with the new law of Health Reform in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, to succeed the Old one in the Leviticus chapter 11. In the new law of Health Reform no more classification could be found between the clean animal on the one side and those abominable on the other side. So in the law of Health Reform all kinds of animal have been deemed abominable. And so no more animal meat of any kind could be allowed to be part of our meal on the table.

The sins of those slain
as prophesied in Ezekiel chapter 9

 Ezekiel chapter 9  :

“He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying because them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brazen altar. And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which has the writer’s inkhorn by his side;

And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! Wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem? Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.” Ezekiel 9 : 1 – 11.

In the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 above, all sins of the Laodiceans of this time of the end have been summarized into the so-called “ALL THE ABOMINATION THAT BE DONE IN THEIR MIDST” or “THE INIQUITY OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH.” 

So all the abominations or the iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah that represent the Laodicean people of this time, would unavoidably mean all kinds of sin against the Law of the Ten Commandments.  Since the Law could not be separated from its Rules of Implementation, it is therefore clear that all the abominations or the iniquity would include transgressions against the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY as well in their practical religion.  

From the same SPIRIT OF PROPHECY we have been seriously warned, that we may do our best to study the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 : 

“Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled; yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is short. God is calling; will you hear? Will you receive His message? Will you be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. – Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To “The churches in Oakland and Berkeley, September 26, 1909.) – Manuscript Releases, vol. 1, p. 260.

The sins of those slain according to prophet Malachi

Malachi 3 : 1 – 11  :

“BEHOLD, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.  But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

And I will come near to you to judgment: and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. 

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, wherein shall we return?

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.” — Malachi 3 : 1 – 11.

The servant of the Lord, Mrs. White, had summarized the Malachi chapter 3 prophecy in the following words : 

“Solemnly evildoers were warned of the day of judgment to come and of Jehovah’s purpose to visit with swift destruction every transgressor. Yet none were left without hope; Malachi’s prophecies of judgment were accompanied by invitations to the impenitent to make their peace with God. “Return unto Me,” “and I will return unto you.” Malachi 3 : 7.

“It seems as if every heart must respond to such an invitation. The God of heaven is pleading with His erring children to return to Him, that they may again co-operate with Him in carrying forward His work in the earth.Prophets and Kings, p. 706.

All of us Laodiceans have been implicated in the grave sin which is very serious in the sight of God. What kind of sin is it ? It is the sin of transgressing the rules on paying tithes and offerings to the treasury of the Lord. Very many of the Laodiceans have been accursed for robbing God of His money of all the tithes and offerings. Such sins generally have implicated the people who are mostly dependent upon the Organization and its ministers for their salvation up to the end of time.  Those are the people “who sanctify themselves and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst” thereof. Thus their faithfulness to pay tithes and offerings, is not for sustaining the availability of the Law and the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY in the midst of the Laodicean Church of God in the whole world, but just only for fulfilling their sense of accountability to the Organization. 

The result is, despite their obligation to pay tithes and offerings never fail, “the windows of heaven” seemed never before opened to them to pour out the spiritual blessings that there shall not be room enough to receive them. 

The slaying to take place in two places :
(1) in the Laodicean Church of SDA, and (2) in the Laodicean  Church of Davidian SDA

(1)

All the Laodiceans of God should have fully understood this prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4, which shows us the way of how the Bible has been interpreted into THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, which was represented in the prophecy by the golden bowl. This work began to be carried out at the commencement of the time of the end, at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Thus according to Prophet Moses in his book Deuteronomy 29 : 29, then THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY would be filled with all the rules of implementation of the Law, and will fully apply in the time of the end. So when the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY failed to be obeyed, we will then be found transgressing the Law, which is sin and is abominable in the sight of God. But how is the fact in the Laodicean Church of God ever since the fall of her angel of Laodicea in sin of spiritual poverty, nakedness and blindness up to now ?  Let us hear now from prophet Zachariah here below :  

“And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep. An said unto me, What seeth thou?  And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof. And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, what are these, my lord?  Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER, BUT BY MY SPIRIT, SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS.” Zechariah 4 : 1 – 6.

Due to the fact that this prophecy has been just revealed in the Laodicean Church, which is exactly after the fall of the angel of the Laodicean Church in sin of spiritual poverty, blindness and nakedness, then Zerubbabel must unavoidably represent Bro. Victor T. Houteff, as the last of the end time prophets of the prophecy of Amos 3 : 7, who has interpreted the pictorial prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4 into the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY.

“NOT BY MIGHT NOR BY POWER, BUT BY MY SPIRIT.“  This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, that must be conveyed unto us to whom this prophecy would apply. 

The Lord God spoke to us the Laodiceans of this time of the end through Bro. Victor T. Houteff to inform us that NOT BY MIGHT of those presenting their sermons from the pulpits, NOR BY POWER of the ORGANIZATION of the angel of Laodicea with their Sabbath School Lessons, speaking to all of us, but BY MY SPIRIT or the SPIRIT OF GOD, which has provided for us THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY in the golden b o w l of the pictorial prophecy of Zachariah chapter 4. 

Now we will see that no more reason for any Laodicean of this time of the end to frequently attend Church services, specifically for seeking “SANCTIFICATION OR PURIFICATION IN THE GARDENS BEHIND ONE TREE IN THE MIDST.” No wonder if we have to admit that wherever you go in all the world of the Laodicean Churches today, THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY as the Rules of Implementation of the Basic Law of God will nowhere be found. 

(2)

In the booklet, Timely Greetings, vol. 1 no. 43 Bro. Houteff had revealed for us the prophecy of Isaiah chapter 63, that deals with the two slayings to take place simultaneously in the Laodicean Church : first on those categorized as “Edom” or “Esau” who are now dominating the Laodicean Church of Seventh day Adventists, and the second is on them who are now categorized as “Bozrah” or “sheep fold” that represent the Organization of Davidian SDA of the Laodicean Church as the re-organized body of the General Conference of SDA ever since 1935 in Waco, Texas, USA, and all its affiliates in the world. 

You Readers are kindly invited to read for yourselves that specific article entitled “THE YEAR OF HIS REDEEMED ……. THE SIGN OF THE DAY OF VENGEANCE (ISAIAH 63).” — Timely Greetings, vol. 1, no. 43.

If the angel of Laodicea and all his diehard followers should have to be  slain, that is understandable, because they have opposed the spiritual gold, white raiment, and the eye salve offered to them by the Lord Jesus Himself even up to this very day.  Gold, white raiment and the eye salve represent THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY in the golden bowl of the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4.

But if those who profess to be present truth believers of Davidian SDA of the Laodicean Church, who have had taken shelter in the so-called  “B o z r a h“ or the “sheep fold” are yet to be slaughtered also,  that is  indeed outrageous, very stupid and very-very wickedly indeed. They should have been implicated in the sin for too much dependent on the Organization and its ministers represented by the trees in the midst of the gardens. They have been implicated in sin for belittling the divinely appointed teachers, who are now teaching 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 further for us. They have deliberately shunned the precious light appropriate for this time of the end as   mentioned by Mrs. White :  “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)

They even have accused the divinely appointed teachers of this time to be implicated in sin of adding to and subtracting from the message as those of Revelation 22 : 18, 19.

S i n  for  r o b b i n g  G O D

“Will a man rob God ? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee ? In tithes and offerings. ………… The prophecy has a special application to the last days, and teaches God’s people their duty to bring a portion of their substance as a free will offerings to the Lord.” Testimonies, vol. 1, p. 222.

Failure to sustain the message of Elijah of Malachi 3 : 1, 2 by failing to return to the treasury of God the tithes and offerings, which are now having been entrusted to the divinely appointed teachers after the demise of the servant of the Lord Bro. Victor T. Houteff in 1955, is a fragrant sin of robbery in the sight of God. And those implicated in such a sin were accursed by Him. This is a kind of sin which is  unpardonable.    Nevertheless, the Lord in His mercy is still offering to you and me a way out. To this end Mrs. White said :

“Solemnly evildoers were warned of the day of judgment to come and of Jehovah’s purpose to visit with swift destruction every transgressor. Yet none were left without hope; Malachi’s prophecies of judgment were accompanied by invitations to the impenitent to make their peace with God. “Return unto Me,” “and I will return unto you.” Malachi 3 : 7.

“It seems as if every heart must respond to such an invitation. The God of heaven is pleading with His erring children to return to Him, that they may again co-operate with Him in carrying forward His work in the earth.”Prophets and Kings, p. 706.

Due to the fact that the message of “the judgment” or “the purification of the Laodicean Church” through an investigative judgment in the heavenly court of justice in the heavenly sanctuary, prophesied in Malachi chapter 3 and 4, is the same with the message prophesied in Isaiah 66 : 16 – 20, and in the other one prophesied in Ezekiel chapter 9, then all the three prophecies should have been tightly interconnected.  Therefore, in deliberating the kinds of s i n which would have implicated the Laodiceans, who are to be slain in the great and dreadful day of the Lord in the future, we must know well their sins respectively as those prophesied by the servants of God and according to their interpretations in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY.  

C o n c l u s i o n 

“For the time is come that the judgment must begin at the house of GOD : And if it first begin at us what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of GOD ? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear ?” — 1 PETER 4 : 17, 18.   

The Judgment is now going on in the heavenly court of justice in the heavenly sanctuary. It has begun there since October 22, 1844, first to investigate the cases of all the people of God who died ever since Adam and Eve, who are now resting in the dust of the earth, then come to our turn who are now living. 

And if the righteous or those who had already taken shelter in the “BOZRAH” or “SHEEPFOLD” scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear ?

May the loving kind Father in Heaven bless us all to seriously take into consideration the subject here deliberated. That we may again make peace with Him for ever more.  A m e n.

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