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These are the Days of Elijah! What are the “all things” that Elijah is to Restore and How?

May 17, 2017

If you type the above title into Google, 171,000 results suggest interest in this topic, and if you click the first link, 1.7 million have heard thlis inspiring message in song, “These are the Days of Elijah!

What about Elijah? Christ said before He comes, Elijah “shall first come and restore all things.”[1] If we want Christ to come soon, we must want Elijah to come first, and we might wonder if we can help him to “restore all things.” This article is about two questions: What are the ‘all things’ to be restored and what’s the process so that we might have a share in his ministry?

Just as the book of Revelation has seven churches, seven seals, seven trumpets, we might see that a 7-fold emphasis of a topic could be a marker for end-time truth to be restored. An example of this would be an article in the Adventist Review by Don Neufeld 40+ years ago about God’s name in the Ten Commandments.

It would surprise most Christians to learn that God’s name was removed by translators who substituted the title, LORD, in all capital letters. We find “LORD” seven times in Exodus 20:4-13, three times in the 4th Commandment which is like a seal containing God’s name, office (Creator) and dominion–heaven and earth.

In desiring God’s seal of approval on us, we are encouraged to see God’s name on 144,000 in Revelation 14:1. This example supports the relevance of topics having a 7-fold emphasis for the end-times, like LORD  in the Ten Commandments seven times. Our purpose here is not to delineate what the seven topics are, but to show their broader relevance to the seals in Revelation 6 and to the wedding parables.

In Revelation 6:1, John heard ‘thunder; one of the four beasts saying, Come and see…behold a white horse.’ Thunder is linked to God’s name–when Christ asked God to glorify His name, the people said it thundered.[2] We also see thunder associated with God’s name in Revelation 14:1,2.

In the end-time when many will die, those who call upon His name will be delivered.[3] Like the iceberg, there is more to this issue than we see on the surface, as a study on God’s name would support.

This is also relevant to the wedding parables. The Bride must take her Husband’s name. When Israel made a covenant with God at Sinai, He got an ignorant bride that worshiped a calf called Baal. The translation of Baal is “lord.” We don’t worship a calf, but we call God by the same title, Lord, but for the impending times ahead, He says, “you will call Me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer call Me, ‘My Master,’”[4] [Baali in KJV]

Elijah came to bring repentance which means a change of mind. We should know there is no “J” letter in Hebrew, so the New Testament is closer to the truth. Christ said, “Elias truly shall first come and restore all things,” except there was no “s.” Elia means my El (short for Elohim, God) is IA. HalleluIA, an international word that means Praise God in most languages. Prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah or Zechariah had God’s name, but they pronounced IA as in Maria or Gloria.

When Israel made a covenant with God at Sinai, He regarded it as a marriage and said, “Return…I am married to you.”[5] Bible covenants were linked to 7’s, like the seven ewes that Abraham gave to Abimelech in their covenant.[6] Another example would be the seven holy convocations that God gave to Israel in Leviticus 23, where they are called “the feasts of the LORD.” This brings us to the wedding feast…

Christ’s first wedding parable was about a King who made a marriage for His Son and sent His servants to bid people to the wedding feast. If it were real food, they probably would have gone, but they scorned it, and for persistent disinterest and mistreatment of the message by the “remnant,…the King burned up their city.”[7]

In the wedding parables of Matthew 25, the cry at midnight is an echo from the cry at Passover in Egypt.[8] Calamity fell on the Egyptians and God took Israel to Sinai for the covenant marriage. Paul included the Exodus in “all those things happened for examples…ends of the world.”[9]

Passover imagery is also seen in Luke 12:35-37 where “loins girded” is first found in Exodus 12:11 and “watching” (being awake as the Greek word, gregoreo, means) was also in that context at Passover.

The point is, since the wedding includes an invitation to a feast in Matthew 22, it may have Passover timing, but the feast then is unleavened bread—and perhaps the ‘remnant’ aren’t interested in plain crackers! But after 2000 years, we should think ‘spiritual feast’ and recall that when Christ said, Beware the leaven of the Pharisees, He meant their teachings.[10]

So we have come full circle from Elijah restoring all things, to a wedding covenant based on unleavened teachings that are not made light by church leaders or traditions.

The “all things” are 7 topics emphasized 7 times in the Bible as a mark of end-time truth that are the basis of a covenant we make to become the Bride of Christ, like Israel covenanted and became God’s bride.

Those truths to be restored are also represented by the white horse in Revelation 6 where they have a contextual link to the 7 Seals. We showed this with God’s name linked by ‘thunder’ to the white horse.

Ellen White alludes to the white horse in the last chapter of her last book–“Clad in the armor of Christ’s righteousness, the church is to enter upon her final conflict… she is to go forth into all the world, conquering and to conquer.”[11]

Somehow, when we read “church,” we tend to think of church buildings, institutions or headquarters, and we miss Ellen White’s last definition of “church” in the previous chapter…

“That which God purposed to do for the world through Israel, the chosen nation, He will finally accomplish through His church on earth today…even His covenant-keeping people…and to them will be fulfilled all the covenant promises made by Jehovah to His ancient people.”[12]

Because Bible covenants were linked to sevens as shown above, the covenant is one of the seven topics that have a contextual link to the seals in Revelation 6. The rider on the red horse has a great sword that takes peace from the earth. We should expect this to happen after we make a covenant with Christ.

When God made a covenant with Israel, He said He would drive out the Canaanite.[13] We can expect the world to soon be a dangerous place when only those who have God’s name and covenant of protection will survive to see Christ’s coming.

We shouldn’t overlook the imagery of a white horse “conquering and to conquer” in a militant way. Horses in the Bible were used for war. Israel was not to multiply horses. Jesus road into Jerusalem on a donkey. But the white horse represents truths that enable us to be victorious as kingdoms crumble.

This leads us to the parallel imagery from Daniel 2. “In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom.”[14] When Christ comes in the sky, there will be no kings standing. The earthquake of the 7th vial destroys Babylon.[15]

A close look at the context shows the stone is cut out of a mountain,[16] but the only other uses of “mountain” in Daniel refer to God’s holy mountain, Jerusalem. In other words, it’s His people. The stone is cut from the church like the wise virgins who are ready in the wedding parable–they are separated from the foolish.

Furthermore, the stone grows to become a great mountain and fill the whole earth, verse 35. This won’t happen when Christ comes in the sky. This is the 144,000 who are anointed in a similar way to Christ or Elijah with power for 1260 days to shut the heavens and to turn water to blood.[17]

The 144,000 are said to be “virgins” in Revelation 14:4, and since the Bible explains itself, they must be the wise virgins that get into the wedding—a covenant relationship.

We should recall that the foolish were shut out by a short delay. In Luke’s wedding parable, when Christ ‘knocks,’ we must “open unto Him immediately.”[18] This is a problem for a church that needs a committee to decide. Unless we arrive at a better understanding of how ‘the Bridegroom comes,’ we might not be included. There needs to be a widespread understanding of what we are looking for and a readiness for His ‘knock.’

Since the only other place Christ ‘knocks’ is Revelation 3:20, and historically, that lukewarm church ended in an earthquake circa 63 AD, we should consider the possibility that Ellen White’s vision of an earthquake at Loma Linda is relevant. “Buildings, great and small, were falling to the ground….It seemed that the Judgment day had come.”[19] “Laodicea” means “people judging” (laos, people and dicea, decree/judgment).

Most readers think the above vision was about the San Francisco Earthquake that occurred then, but Ellen White cited Zephaniah 1:8 where God said He will punish the king’s children.

We should also see that an earthquake is encoded in Revelation 6:1. When John heard thunder, it was “one of the four beasts.” Verses 3,5,7 support the first creature as the Lion of Judah.[20] It was His roar that sounded like thunder. “The Lord also shall roar…the heavens and earth shall shake.”[21] The Lion’s roar is an encoded earthquake.

This ‘roar’ (earthquake) calls attention to the white horse—a message of truth for the end-time. In Luke’s wedding parable, the ‘knock’ is an earthquake, a signal to ‘open unto Him immediately.’

The Rule of 1st Use is helpful in understanding “immediately.” The word is first found in the King James Bible when Christ called James and John–“they immediately left the ship and their father and followed Him.”[22] Recognizing Christ’s ‘knock’ may be a similar high calling for us.

James and John wanted to be on Christ’s right hand and left in the kingdom and He asked, Can you drink of the cup that I drink of. They said yes, but slept when they should have prayed, and ran when they should have stayed with Him. But if we respond with immediate readiness for a covenant, “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has,” or we could be “beaten with many stripes” if we shrug this off.[23]

Closing: Elijah’s ministry is something that everyone can share. The ‘all things’ to be restored are marked by a 7-fold emphasis in Scripture and they have a contextual link to the 7 seals. They also fit the 7 days for Bible weddings.[24] Opening immediately at Christ’s ‘knock’ means a focus on those topics and a willingness to leave our ‘ship’ as James and John did. If our employment does not allow freedom of conscience to live for present truth as we understand it, we should be ready to leave the ship at His ‘knock.’

Horses were used for war. The white horse is militant in a spiritual sense for the truths of the covenant by which we become Christ’s kingdom as Israel became God’s kingdom when they made a covenant.[25]

The imagery of the Stone Kingdom in Daniel 2 is parallel. The stone beats the kingdoms to chaff. God will change Jacob from a “worm” to a threshing instrument to beat the mountains to chaff.[26] We should be happy to be a worm for His sake and look forward to beating the ‘high places.’ Earthly kingdoms will become chaff when people see the “gospel of the kingdom.” Kingdom means dominion of a king by his laws. God’s laws are wise and fair, even “perfect” as David said.[27] The power for Elijah’s ministry in Revelation 11:6 is given in verse 3 in the context of God measuring the church in verse 1. Important times are impending!

[1] Matthew 17:11 KJV unless specified

[2] John 12:28,29

[3] Joel 2:32

[4] Hosea 2:16, NKJV

[5] Jeremiah 3:14

[6] Genesis 21:27,28

[7] Matthew 22:6,7

[8] Exodus 12:29,30

[9] 1Corinthians 10:1,11

[10] Matthew 16:12

[11] Prophets & Kings, p 725

[12] Ibid, p 713,714

[13] Exodus 34:10,11

[14] Daniel 2:44

[15] Revelation 16:19

[16] Daniel 2:45

[17] Revelation 11:3-6

[18] Luke 12:36

[19] Testimonies for the Church, Vol 9, p 92-95

[20] Revelation 4:7; 5:5

[21] Joel 3:16

[22] Matthew 4:22

[23] Luke 12:44-48

[24] Genesis 29:27

[25] Exodus 19:5,6

[26] Isaiah 41:14,15

[27] Psalm 19:7

The Adventist Disconnect–Not Knowing What God Has Revealed

May 5, 2017

     “You don’t know the day or hour”—Christ said it three times; what did He mean? The Greek word for know is eido. It means be aware, understand. Christ meant His disciples didn’t understand. Each time He said it, He gave an example of a provision in the law for Passover (time of judgment, Exod 12:12), a month later.

“As the days of Noah, the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month. Noah entered the ark on the 10th day, the same day the sacrifice was selected in Exodus 12:3. When people refused Noah’s invitation, they were selecting themselves for sacrifice. Could we be doing the same, not paying attention?

“If the goodman had known, he would have watched, and not suffered his house to be broken by the thief.” The only Old Testament reference to goodman in the King James Bible is Proverbs 7:19,20. He is “gone a long journey” and comes home at the yom kece—full moon. Passover comes on a full moon, but a long trip means 2nd Passover. If Israelites couldn’t get back for Passover, they kept it a month later. Numbers 9:10,11* (Links are active to show source)

After five women missed the wedding. Christ said, Watch (a clue for Passover as the one night in a year that being awake was required, Exod 12:10) You don’t know the day or hour (don’t understand) ‘for the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country.’ Matt 25:14. Christ is the Master who took the long journey to heaven. His return must fit His provision in the law* and should convince honest Jews that He’s the Master.

“In this time of well-nigh universal apostasy…[when leaders have no interest in doing so] we are to give, with no uncertain sound, the message: “Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come.” 4BC 1184. (Link to paragraph with red arrow)

The judgment of the living should begin on Passover as when God executed judgment on Egypt and took Israel to a covenant and said, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14. That’s how “the Bridegroom comes” and there will be a ‘midnight cry’ of calamity. COL 412 The types that relate to the 2nd advent must be fulfilled at the time of the symbolic service, GC 399 [Passover]

We think ‘all is well till Sunday comes,’ but judgment is impending. It begins with ‘the house of God.’ 1Pet 4 God ‘will bring the blind by a way they knew not.’ Isa 42:16. The lukewarm church where Christ ‘knocked,’ ended in an earthquake; He also knocks in Luke’s wedding parable and we must ‘open to Him immediately.’ His words imply it is only possible if we are ‘watching’ and if so, ‘He will make [us] ruler over all He has.‘Watching’ (being awake at Passover as in Egypt, 1Cor 10:1,11) is protective for the earthquake that initiates end-times. God says He won’t do anything without revealing it, Amos 3:7,8.

The lion’s ‘roar’ is an earthquake. ‘The Lord also shall roar…the heavens and earth shall shake,’ Joel 3:16. Earthquake initiates the day of Lord. The day of the Lord brings ‘sudden destruction…watch, 1Thess 5:2-6. If we don’t watch, He comes as a thief.Mrs. White saw an earthquake at Loma Linda. ‘It seemed that Judgment day had come.’ 9T 92-95. Readers think it was about San Francisco’s earthquake, but she cited Zeph 1:8–God will punish the ‘king’s children.’

Why Loma Linda? Sr. White sent $5000 for the deposit; she wanted natural remedies taught for door-to-door ministry. Leaders went against her “No!” re pharmacology. for ‘by her sorcery [Greek word is pharmekeia] were all nations deceived.’ Rev 18:23. We have the beast system*

2nd Passover (time of judgment clued by Christ) is Thurs night, May 11/12 when we should ‘watch and pray’ as Christ asked His disciples. If not, we may be like the goodman who had his house broken–he didn’t watch.

“As He ate the Passover with His disciples, He instituted in its place the service that was to be the memorial of His great sacrifice.” DA 652. Churches worldwide should be open to celebrate this event and then eat the Lamb spiritually by considering the closing scenes of His life and what He bore for us. If so, we are ready–“Blessed is that servant whom His Lord when He comes shall find watching…He will make him ruler over all that He has…and that servant who knew to prepare and did not, shall be beaten with stripes.” Lk 12:36-47

We have the technology to wake up the world if we would, but we are the ‘remnant’ who get their city burned before the wedding feast gets guests, Matt 22:7.  If we don’t proclaim the time of God’s judgmnet is come, we will still bear the message! For more information, please visit

Christians at High Risk! “Occupy till I come” is becoming  “Occupied when I came”

March 31, 2017

If this were about His coming in the sky, we would all drop what we are doing and go, but this is about a different event and if we don’t know how He will come and ‘knock’ (Luke 12:36), we won’t know how to “open unto Him immediately.”

Please consider the conditions for which “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” Luke 12:44. If we shrug this off, we will be “beaten with many stripes; to whom much is given…much is required,” v 47,48.

  1. God executed judgment on Egypt at Passover and took Israel to a covenant marriage, Jer 3:14.
  2. Paul said “All those things happened to them for examples. Making a covenant is how we marry Christ.
  3. The wedding parables all have Passover imagery. The ‘midnight cry’ in Matt 25:6 is an echo of the calamity in Exod 12:29,30
  4. The ‘knock’ in Luke 12:36 is an earthquake that initiates the end-time “day of the Lord,’ Joel 2:10,11.
  5. The only other place Christ ‘knocked’ was for a lukewarm church that ended in an earthquake, 63 AD.
  6. God will “punish the king’s children” in ‘the day of the Lord’s sacrifice’ (Passover) Zeph 1:8.
  7. Christ’s last parables all have 2nd Passover timing, “as the days of Noah” or “like a man traveling to a far country.” If Israelites took a long trip and couldn’t get back to Jerusalem for Passover, they kept it the 2nd spring month, Numbers 9:10,11* Christ was taking the long trip and His return will fit His law*
  8. “As the days of Noah,” animals entered the ark on the 10th day, Gen 7:4,11. News of unusual  animal behavior on Sunday, May 7 would support an impending time of judgment at 2nd Passover (#7 above). We should drop all other agendas and do as pioneers to “prophesy again” (Rev 10:11) with the same message of the Bridegroom’s coming and impending judgment. They did so without phones, faxes, computers copy machines, radio, TV or cars; how can we be excused?
  9. If Christ ‘knocks’ with an earthquake as Bible clues suggest we ‘open to Him’ by a Feast of Unleavened Bread. Christ did not fulfill this event; He was dead in the grave on the 1st day. It’s the wedding feast of Matthew 22. Bible weddings and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were both 7 days, Lev 23:6; Gen 29:27, but it’s about teachings, not crackers, Matt 16:12. Communion is union with Him in the Word; weddings are union by covenant. They coincide in a feast of betrothal as we consider topics God has emphasized 7 times as a mark of end-time truth. More information at, and


“The Day of the LORD is at Hand!”

March 25, 2017

Summary: Five When-Then Events in 2015 Signaled the End-Times, which couldn’t begin until after the sabbatical year of 2016 because the end-times are a ‘week’ of years with the last of 7 years also being a sabbatical year.” “The day of the Lord” brings destruction (1Thess 5:2,3) “as the days of Noah,” when the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Genesis 7:11. The reasons are biblical and easy to see.

Passover is the historic time for judgment (Exod 12:12) and linked in all three wedding parables, like when Titus began his siege of Jerusalem, but Matt 25:13,14 point to 2nd Passover “s the days of Noah” because of Passover a month later for a long journey in Numbers 9:10,11. 2nd Passover is May 11/12, counting from the new moon crescent, chodesh in Exod 12:2.

Here are five ‘when-then’ events that signaled ‘the day of the LORD’ in 2015:

  1. A rare solar eclipse on the equinox had the same timing as the beginning of the biblical year in Exod 12:2.
  2. A blood moon two weeks later on Passover had the same timing as Exod 12 when they put blood on doorposts. ‘The sun shall be darkened and the moon turned to blood before (paniym, facing) the day of the Lord,’ Joel 2:31.
  3. “The day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night when they shall say, ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction.” 1Thess 5:2,3 was fulfilled when seven nations signs the Iran Nuclear Treaty in 2015.
  4. Christ said, “When you see an abomination…standing where it ought not,” Mark 13:14. The Bible calls lying with mankind as with womankind an abomination, Lev 18:22. It had ‘standing where it ought not’ in the US Supreme Court in 2015.
  5. The US Constitution calls for separation of church and state. The pope calls for union of church and state and he was ‘standing where [he] ought not’ in the US Congress in 2015.

All of the above signal the day of the LORD as impending, but the end-times are a unit of seven years that couldn’t begin until after the sabbatical year of 2016 so that when the temple is filled with smoke in Rev 15:7,8 and the seven vials are poured out, Christ will cease his mediation in a sabbatical year. 2017 begs the beginning of end-times.

Judgment on the US is expected. Egypt murdered hundreds of babies in Exodus 1; the US has murdered 60 million in the womb. Egypt enslaved God’s people. Alcohol, tobacco, drugs—a false system of ‘healthcare’ and education is enslaving most people today, even while they think they are free!

God afflicted Egypt with judgment and took Israel to a covenant, later saying, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14. That’s how Christ comes as Bridegroom, or as a thief to those who aren’t watching.

It should fit the timing of 2nd Passover “as the days of Noah” when the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Gen 7:4,11. Noah entered the ark on the 10th day—the same day the sacrifice was selected in Exod 12:3. When people didn’t enter the ark with Noah, they selected themselves for sacrifice.

When five women missed the wedding in Matthew 25, Christ said to watch (clue for Passover as the only night that Israel was to be awake). “You don’t eido—understand, for the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country.” Israelites didn’t travel in winter. If they took a long journey in spring and couldn’t get back in time for Passover, they were to keep it the 2nd spring month as the law in Num 9:10,11 shows.

Christ is the Master who took the long journey, Matt 25:14. His return in judgment will conform to the law that He said is in effect till heaven and earth pass, Matt 5:18. Doing so will be a sign, even to unbelievers, that He is keeping the law that He gave and He must be the Master foretold in that passage 2000 years ago.

Dr. Richard Ruhling is author of 5-star ebooks on related topics at and

A Fresh Look at “the Foundation and the Central Pillar of the Advent Faith…Daniel 8:14”

March 2, 2017

Summary: “The day of the LORD” brings destruction to Jerusalem[1] as the first sign Christ gave of His return.[2] A decree to rebuild Jerusalem will fit a double meaning of Daniel 8:14 as suggested by Palmoni, (Wonderful Numberer) in the original Hebrew of Daniel 8:13. 2300 years pointed to “the time of the dead that they should be judged.”[3] 2300 days will span the judgment of the living with life and death issues as Daniel encountered. The 2300-year understanding resulted in great disappointment typified by the bitter belly of John who was told to “prophesy again.” To be the “movement of destiny” endorsed in Revelation 10, we must give the same messages of judgment and Bridegroom’s coming, but with better understanding, because it’s not a rapture. God afflicted Egypt with judgment and took Israel to a covenant, later saying, “I am married to you.”[4] The context of the Judgment in Daniel 7:10 is the ‘great words’ of the horn,  not seen in 1844, but seen on the Day of Atonement at the United Nations in 2015. The destruction of Jerusalem at Passover should signal a ‘midnight cry’ of impending judgment for us and the world.

Pioneers saw Daniel 8:14 as the “central pillar” of advent faith. Central could mean something on both sides, and so it is with Daniel 8. For starters, Advent pioneers in 1844 overlooked the context of the judgment in Daniel 7:10 where “the judgment was set and the books were opened.” The next sentence implies judgment “because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake.”

The horn was understood by Protestant reformers as the papacy that grew out of the 4th beast, the Roman Empire, as it fell. But in 1844, the papacy didn’t have many great words. Napoleon imprisoned the pope and he died in exile. The Vatican land didn’t come until 1929. Not many great words in 1844.

But in 2015, the pope had “great words” when he came to US Congress and it was the Day of Atonement when he also had “great words” for the United Nations. With missing ingredients from 1844 satisfied, we should consider the Angel’s words to “prophesy again” after John’s bitter-belly experience that typified the pioneers.[5]

A second overlooked context from 1844 is the translation of the three Hebrew words “at the time of the end shall be the vision,” in Daniel 8:17. Pioneers believed the 2300 [years, 1844] was “the time of the end,” and maybe they used a Strong’s Concordance, but three other concordances, Englishman’s, BibleWorks and Young’s, all show the vision at the time of the end is not the mareh vision of 2300 days, but the chazown of the ram and goat conflict!

Daniel was sealed until the time of the end[6] and Gabriel’s statement in Daniel 8:17 defines the time of the end as the ram and goat conflict. This means that God gave a lesson in history with a militant ram having two horns, the Medes and Persians, that are now the geographical areas of Iraq and Iran.

Contextual clues fit the end-time application better than Alexander’s Battle of Arbela victory in 331 BC.

  1. Daniel was in the palace at Shushan, but in vision, he was by the River Ulai—700+ miles from Arbela—he couldn’t see Arbela from the Ulai River that reference librarians say is now the Karun River by Kuwait, where US troops deployed against Iraq.
  2. The “goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth.”[7] The US coalition included troops from S. America, Canada, Bosnia, Cyprus, Korea, Australia—the whole earth; not so with Alexander from Grecia.
  3. The goat “touched not the ground.”[8] Alexander didn’t have planes. The victory over Iraq was done in the air before ground troops finished it.
  4. Grecia might also include our focus on an intellectual education while ignoring the trades and manual labor. Our universities have fraternities and sororities named by Greek letters of the alphabet, etc.

All of the above support Ecclesiastes 3:15, NEB—“What is, has been already; what is to come has been already, and God summons each event back in its turn” and we should consider it’s for a wise purpose…

Our amazing God “declares the end from the beginning.”[9] In the book of beginnings, Abraham was tested of his willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Muslims say the son that was spared was Ishmael. They celebrate this in their ram sacrifice, Al-Adha. So which is the true holy book?

What is about to happen, supported by President Trump’s ‘State of the Union’ Speech, should convince all Muslims with an open mind that there’s no God like ours, showing that a militant ram (caught by its horns in a Bush) will be sacrificed to spare Isaac’s son, Israel, even as militant Islam wants to wipe out Israel.

This is not a categorical condemnation of Muslims who, in many respects, live well without alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or Hollywood’s crime, sex, violence and perversions that came from the US. They hate us as the “Great Satan” for what they think is Christian western culture. But an Adventist lifestyle would be a natural choice for Muslims who don’t eat pork and who want to honor the Creator who rested on the 7th day.

We said the “central pillar” of Daniel 8:14 implies something on both sides. We looked back at Daniel 7. We’ve seen how Daniel 8 has a deeper meaning that fits our time. We now need to see its relationship to Daniel 9.

Adventists have understood that the 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24 are “cut off” of the previous 2300 days/years by the Hebrew word chathak. Historically, the 69 weeks of Daniel 9:25 pointed to Messiah, anointing as when Christ was baptized and anointed by the Holy Spirit.[10] And those 70 weeks of years began with a decree to restore and build Jerusalem.

F.C. Gilbert, a converted Jew who knew Hebrew offers an explanation that fits a double application for Daniel 8 (and 9). The margin of the KJV in Daniel 8:13 shows the saint who said, “Unto 2300 days…” is Palmoni—Wonderful Numberer.[11] To be full of wonder, we should consider a double meaning–2300 years from the decree to “restore and to build Jerusalem” to 1844 for “the time of the dead that they should be judged”[12] but also 2300 days for a time to judge the living (who face life and death issues as Daniel did), also reckoned from a decree to rebuild Jerusalem after an impending calamity…”prophesy again!”

Behold, the day of the Lord comes…For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity…Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations.”[13] This is not about 70 AD.

  1. The day of the Lord” was signaled in 2015. “The sun shall be darkened…” A rare solar eclipse on the spring equinox, March 20 as the biblical year began had the same timing as Exodus 12:2…
  2. Then “the moon turned to blood.” The blood moon two weeks later on Passover was a memorial of when Israel put blood on their doorpost, These signs in the heavens are “before the day of the Lord,” Joel 2:31. The word for “before” is paniym, It means “facing,” and the events of 2015 are facing end-times.
  3. The day of the Lord comes as a thief…When they say ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction comes…” 1Thess 5:2,3. Seven nations (like Revelation’s sevens?) signed the Iran Nuclear Treaty and Iran has already violated it by testing a rocket, etc.
  4. The day of the Lord” comes without “slack” when 1000 years are as a day,[14] but how would we know when that is? Peter said not to ignore it! This article could be subtitled…

How Papal Visits Signal End-Times to Begin in 2017 popeun

Leviticus 25 describes jubilee as coming every 49 years because the 50th year was the 1st year of the next sabbatical cycle—the years were formatted in sevens like our weeks of days.

A man could not permanently impoverish his family by selling his land. It came back to family ownership at the jubilee, every 49 years.[15] Jubilee was involved in the time prophecy in Daniel 9:24,25. 490 years (10 jubilees) pointed to the Messiah. It began with a decree by Artaxerxes, a Persian king, who gave liberty to Israelites to return to their land in the spring of 456 BC. It was a jubilee event and the 70 weeks of years came to 34-35 AD.

The Jews missed the prophecy of the Messiah (anointing) in the 69th week of years. They felt threatened by a young prophet. If He were coming as a king to give them victory over the Romans, it would have been great, but victory over sin and selfishness wasn’t what they were looking for. They missed the prophetic role echoed first by Abraham that “God will provide Himself a lamb.” Genesis 22:8.

Isaiah 53 also showed this role as a suffering servant and a video by Dr. Hasel shows that Christ fulfilled 300 prophecies

Continuing the jubilee concept, 40 more jubilees, (40 x49 = 1960) from 35 AD bring us to 1995, the 50th jubilee—the Jubilee of Jubilees when Pope John Paul spoke to the UN on the Day of Atonement—the same day that Jubilee was to be proclaimed in Leviticus 25. Huge coincidence?

And another huge coincidence 20 years later when Pope Francis also went to the UN on the Day of Atonement in 2015. WHY a 20-year gap?

Peter tells us not to ignore when “1000 years are as a day.” In that context, “God is not slack…the day of the Lord will come.”[16]

If we integrate the jubilees into the 1000 years, 490 years is 10 jubilees + 490 more = 980. There are 20 years left over–signaled by the pope’s visits at the end!

But that was in 2015, as were the other “day of the Lord” signs. Why 2017? If we divide 1000 by 7, there’s a remainder of 6. 2015 when the pope came was the 6th year in the sabbatical cycle. 2016 was the 7th (sabbatical year). 2017 is the 1st year of a week of years enabling the end-time tribulation period to begin as a unit so that when Christ ceases His mediation in the 7th year, it will coincide with the sabbatical cycles, established in Daniel 9.

The conquest of Jericho supports this. Israel went around the city six times in six days and blew a trumpet each time, but on the 7th day, they went around 7 times. The six days for the six trumpets of Revelation 8 and 9, and the 7th day with 7 trips are like 7 last plagues when the temple is filled with smoke and there’s no mediation.[17] 2017 is a window for end-times to begin. “God is not slack” in the context of 1000 years.

Additional reasons for a 7-year ending include:

#1. 7 years for Joseph’s famine. Pharaoh’s dream “doubled” (cows and corn) fits history and again for the end-times.

#2. Babylon was humbled for 7 years in Daniel 4. Weeks before Trump was elected, a seminar showed Trump as a proud man like Nebuchadnezzar who may be humbled like the great tree was cut down in Daniel 4.

#3. Jericho’s fall was like Babylon in end-times, 7 days/years.

#4. God’s people are scattered, but with power for 3 1/2 years followed by 1290 days of false worship under New World Order.[18]

  • Speaking of our time, Christ said to flee “when you see the abomination…standing where it ought not.”[19] Lying mankind with mankind is an abomination[20] and with Supreme Court approval, it was “standing where it ought not.
  • Early believers understood Christ’s reference to the abomination as military and when the Roman army came to Jerusalem, they fled and were spared the siege by Titus in 70 AD. But US military also stood “where it ought not” with JADE HELM covering the southwest, July 15-Sept 15, 2015. Some said it was a drill in anticipation of martial law when constitutional rights could end.
  • Early Christians saw the idolatrous standard of the Roman army that included emblems of their sun god planted outside Jerusalem as a sign to flee. We saw the pope “standing where [he] ought not” with an appeal that included Sunday as part of the “great words” to the US Congress in the pope’s Laudato Si’, 237, online pdf (Google).

All of this to say that “the day of the Lord”—the biblical end-times—may take a different shape than what a Southern Adventist University professor said 30 years ago—that “Sunday” is the next prophetic event!

God said He “will bring the blind by a way they knew not.”[21] Since a former General Conference president said we are the Laodicean church, we should consider a “blind” problem and be open to truth, represented by Christ at the door.

Christ died as the embodiment of present truth. “In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it…He who rejects or neglects the new does not really possess the old.”[22]

When pioneers saw the Day of Atonement as a time of judgment, they dropped what they were doing and gave a ‘midnight cry’ that went to the farthest mission station in two months. If Passover (mid-April) brings calamity on Jerusalem, this article is Part I and we “must prophesy again–the Bridegroom comes!” with a better understanding than we now have. The wedding parables imply we don’t understand them.

We are asleep with lights out in Matthew 25; the King’s invitation is scorned in Matthew 22. The 144,000 who are privileged to follow Christ wherever He goes, are “virgins.” They must be the wise virgins that get into the wedding. We can do so if we “prophesy again” with a better understanding and we must if we see judgment beginning in Jerusalem at Passover, like with Titus in 70 AD.

To the intent that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” and not “beaten with many stripes”[23] may God bless our understanding of the messages He endorsed for our time.

[1] Zechariah 14:1,2

[2] Matthew 24:3

[3] Revelation 11:18

[4] Jeremiah 3:14

[5] Revelation 10:10,11 KJV unless specified

[6] Daniel 12:4

[7] Daniel 8:5

[8] Ibid.

[9] Isaiah 46:10

[10] John 1:31,32

[11] Practical Lessons for the Church of Today, FC Gilbert, Review, 1902 p 606-608.

[12] Revelation 11:18

[13] Zechariah 14:1-3

[14] 2Peter 3:8-10

[15] Leviticus 25:9,10

[16] 2Peter 3:8-10

[17] Revelation 15:7,8

[18] Daniel 12:7,11; Revelation 11:3-7; 13:5

[19] Mark 13:14

[20] Leviticus 18:22

[21] Isaiah 42:16

[22] Christ’s Object Lessons, 127

[23] Luke 12:44-48

The Real Gospel for the End-Time is Different Than We May Expect!

November 18, 2016

Gospel means ‘good news,’ and there are lots of sincere people teaching what they believe is the gospel, but in most cases, it’s only part of the story that goes something like this: Christ died for our sins and if we invite Him into our hearts, He will save us. That’s an important part of the picture, but it misses an important aspect…

There’s a changing aspect of the gospel. In Noah’s day, it meant being saved from destruction. In Moses’ time, it was deliverance from slavery. Christ offered eternal salvation.  This changing aspect of truth (Christ is the Truth) makes present truth easy to miss. Human nature clings to the familiar and tends to reject Christ in present truth.

For us, the gospel is better than any of the above because it’s all of them if we meet the conditions in messages that He implied when He said, ‘Prophesy again.” Rev 10:11 It was the 1st angel’s message, not the 3rd angel’s message!

“All three of the messages are still to be proclaimed…showing their order, and the application of the prophecies that bring us to the third angel’s message.” CW 26,27. We are out of order with the 3rd angel’s message now, because the world hasn’t heard the 1st angel’s message given in 1844, nor have they heard “the Bridegroom comes” also given then and typified by John’s ‘bitter belly.’ Christ said, ‘Prophesy again’ Rev 10:11. That means give those same messages again.

This shouldn’t be hard. The Greek word for judgment in Rev 14:7 is krisis, and the world is in a crisis. But when we ‘prophesy again,’ it’s not about the investigative judgment of the dead since 1844 (Rev 11:18), it’s a time of life and death issues as seen in Daniel 1-6 when, if we are willing to die rather than dishonor God, we may be spared.

The other message for ‘prophesy again’ is ‘the Bridegroom comes.’ Matt 25:5,6 shows that we are asleep with lights out in our understanding of this topic. It’s not a rapture when Christ comes in the sky. God executed judgment on Egypt and took Israel to a covenant by which they became His Bride (Jeremiah 3:14) and kingdom, Exodus 19:5,6.

Our understanding and meeting the conditions in Luke’s wedding parable means that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” but what’s coming could mean we will be “beaten with stripes” if we aren’t ready and are unprepared like the foolish virgins. See Luke 12:35-48 and the explanations in the next article below…and call or email me, 928 583 7543 or with questions or concerns.

Richard Ruhling 

PS: Most Seventh-day Adventist members in North America are aware of serious division problems with several unions at odds with the vote against women’s ordination by the world church at its General Conference session. The North American Division announced “a need to have its own uniqe message and strategies that are relevant and work in our territory…it’s time that we grow up and leave our parent’s house.” [Its headquarters would be moved out of the General Conference building]

The above issue of present truth comes into focus with Ellen White’s statement–“The preaching of the first angel’s message and of the “midnight cry” tended directly to repress fanaticism and dissension.”  Great Controversy, 398.  With the church splitting over women’s ordination, wouldn’t it be well to repress fanatacism and dissension by focusing on the messages Christ said to give “again”?

It might take the wisdom of Solomon to see that we should do what he recommended when two women came contending for a baby. He said to divide the baby and give half to each woman. The true mother said, NO!–give it to the other woman, thus revealing the mother’s heart.

Let the incorporated conference church contend legally if they wish about how to divide their assets as is happening with the Pacific Union v General Conference, but let the true church (like the true mother) focus on the present truth for our time which will prepare them and those with whom they share the message, of impending judgment and the Bridegroom’s coming, as explained in the following article.

Every Christian Needs to Read This!

August 24, 2016

Dear Christian!

We are like Pilgrim on our way to Celestial City. Christ said, Strive to enter the narrow gate. That’s about the 144,000 who live through the life or death issues like Daniel, willing to die rather than dishonor God. They will be privileged to follow Christ wherever He goes in eternity and are said to be ‘virgins.’ Since the Bible explains itself, they must be the wise virgins that get into the wedding in Matthew 25.

A Call to the ‘Wise Virgins’–The Time is Fulfilled; the Kingdom of God is at Hand

#1. Is this for you? It should be. Christ said, He will make the servant who is ‘so-doing,’ ruler over all that He has, but we will be beaten with stripes if we fail to prepare.[1] In this age of scams, shouldn’t we want the real deal from the One who hung the world in space and died for us? It must be important to Him to be giving us the highest possible reward.

Weddings are important because they affect destiny as the three wedding parables show. They are also a measure of maturity. Christ is looking for a mature bride. If we are wise, we should consider this opportunity carefully. [2] Note: You can click these numbers to see and then click text. Please read on.

Luke’s wedding parable says we must “open unto Him immediately.”[3] If this were about His coming in the sky, of course, we would all be ready to go to heaven whenever He comes, but this is a different event as we will see…

To be ready immediately implies prior consideration, like James and John who heard the baptizer announce the Lamb of God (John 1:29) so when Christ called them, “they immediately left the ship and their father and followed Him,” Matthew 4:22. Our prior understanding is necessary for an immediate response when He ‘knocks.’ Please be like the Bereans with an open attitude.

While everyone deserves an invitation to the wedding, it’s the wise servants who do what they can to invite others to the wedding as in Matthew 22:3-10. Sharing this and asking your email list, Have you seen this?–What do you think? is a good idea.

#2. Moving from ‘Jesus will save me’ to what He wants from us…

There’s much preaching about relationship and the question may come to us, How can we be sure we aren’t in the group that say, “Lord, I did many good works in your name” and they hear Him say, I never knew you. Matt 7:22,23.

The answer is by having the present day application of truth. In Noah’s time, they had to get in the boat to be saved from destruction. In Moses’ day, they had to watch and pray that God would pass over them in judgment; Christ was present truth but that includes opposition, even in churches today, 1SM 406.

Present truth now is not the 3rd angel’s message or women’s ordination that may split the church. Matt 25 shows ‘the Bridegroom comes’ divides the wise from foolish. Pioneers gave that message but Christ said, ‘prophesy again’ in Rev 10:11. To be His movement of destiny, we must do so now. Why now?

Pioneers overlooked the context of the judgment in Daniel 7:10 where “the judgment was set and the books were opened.” The verses before and after are about the ‘great words of the little horn…a mouth speaking great things.’

After the ‘deadly wound’ in 1798, the pope didn’t have much to say in 1844. But in 2015, Pope Francis had great words for the US Congress and the UN on the Day of Atonement—the missing ingredient of 1844 is now satisfied.

The 1st angel’s message of judgment and Bridegroom’s coming will fit now, but we fail to see how. God executed judgment on Egypt and took Israel to a covenant that made them His kingdom (Exod 19:5,6) and Bride, Jer 3:14. Paul included the Exodus in ‘all those things happened for tupos, types and they are written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the world come.”

The pope’s visit on the Day of Atonement (time of judgment) was one of 7 ‘when-then’ signs that marked 2015, shown here:  But 2016 is past with nothing huge happening—why 2017? 2016 was a sabbatical year. The end-times start at the beginning of a “court week,” Maranatha, p39.

The end-times = 7 years, like Joseph’s famine, Daniel 4, Jericho fell in 7 days with 7 trips on 7th day blowing trumpets like 7 last plagues. The 7th year must be a sabbatical year when Christ ceases His mediation.

Judgment will mean life or death like Daniel 1-6 but if faithful, we can live. The biblical concept is that the Judge delivers us, as in the book of Judges, but deliverance is linked to the covenant. It makes us His kingdom. Ex 19:5,6 All the covenant promises will be fulfilled to a covenant-keeping people, PK714à

To be His ‘covenant-keeping people,’ we will need to make a covenant, but with a better understanding than Israel. God got an ignorant bride, but there’s better news for us in Luke’s wedding parable, Luke 12:32-48. ‘He will make [us] ruler over all that He has’ if we meet the conditions. Let’s consider them.

Verse 35: We are to have lamps burning. This means sharing the light we have on the wedding so others can see how it will be, inviting them as in Matthew 22.

Verse 36: We’re to be ready so when He knocks, ‘we may open to Him immedi-ately.’ The Bible explains itself, and the only other place Christ knocked was for a lukewarm church that ended in an earthquake. Lao dicea means people judging. In Ellen White’s vision of an earthquake at Loma Linda, “it seemed the Judgment day had come.” 9T 93-95 cites Zeph 1:8; God punishes for reasons we don’t see

Verse 37 offers a blessing for those who are watching. Watching is protective in Matt 24:43. If the goodman (us?) had known, he would have watched and not suffered his house to be broken by the thief; Christ said, If we don’t watch He will come on us as a thief. Rev 3:3. Paul also said the day of the Lord comes as a thief with sudden destruction when they say peace & safety–Iran Nuke Treaty and we should watch, 1Thess 5:1-6. Emphasis on ‘watch,’ but what does it mean?

The Greek word is gregoreo, it means to be awake. That’s how Christ used it in Matt 26:38-41. We can’t be awake every night, but Passover was the only night it was commanded, Exod 12:10, and we should eat Lamb spiritually.

Note: When Christ said, ‘You don’t know the day or hour,’ the Greek word, eido, means be aware, consider, understand. He was telling the disciples they didn’t understand and each time He said it, He gave an example that fit a provision in their law for Passover a month later, ‘as the days of Noah’ when the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Gen 7:4,11.

Israelites didn’t travel in winter, and if they took a long journey in spring and couldn’t get back for Passover, they were to keep it in the 2nd spring month as provided by the law in Numbers 9:10,11, a clue that fits FIVE more parables!

#1. The goodman, Matt 24:43, is on a long journey in Proverbs 7:19.20, KJV.

#2. An evil servant begins to smite, Then shall the kingdom be like 10 virgins

#3. Five virgins missed the wedding…Watch (protection)…you don’t know… (understand timing) for the kingdom is like a man traveling to a far country.

#4. In the last parable on talents, Christ took the long journey. His return will conform to His law (Num 9:10,11) still in effect till heaven and earth pass. The wise stewards knew when to expect their master and they were ready.
#5. Learn a parable of a fig tree. Our church is adding members like leaves on the fig tree, but if we don’t do what He says and ‘Prophesy again,’ we won’t have the fruit He is looking for “when summer is nigh.” (2nd Passover in May)

Christians don’t do Passover? Not by killing a lamb or eating bitter herbs,
but the appointed time, mo’ed comes from Genesis 1:14, before sin or Jews. Christ fulfilled the sacrificial part of Passover, but the timing is relevant for judgment–God “executed judgment” at Passover, Exodus 12:12.

“The types which relate to the 2nd advent must be fulfilled at the time pointed out in the symbolic service.” GC 399.4 In the context of an earthquake vision, 9T 92-95 cites Zeph 1:8. “The day of the Lord’s sacrifice” is Passover!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if churches worldwide were to celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the eve of [2nd] Passover as Christ meant? “As He ate the Passover with His disciples, He instituted in its place the service that was to be the memorial of His great sacrifice.” Desire of Ages, 652. “In its place” suggests our doing it as the Christian’s Passover anticipating His return in judgment.

The world needs to be warned of judgment and opportunity–‘the Bridegroom comes!’ Let’s watch as He said. If we ‘wait and see,’ we won’t qualify as He said with ‘lights burning.’ ‘Prophecy again,’ (Rev 10:11) takes faith. ‘Open to Him immediately, Luke 12:36, is like James and John who immediately left the ship and their father to follow Christ, Matt 4:22. Are we willing to do so?

Watching (being awake, praying that God will pass over us) is shown as the way to be ready for His ‘knock’ that we saw was an earthquake, Lk 12:36,37.  Now we come to the wise provision so Christ doesn’t get an ignorant Bride.

The wedding parables each have Passover imagery when there are 7 days of unleavened bread that represent doctrines, Matt 16:12. This feast, scorned in Matt 22, was not fulfilled by Christ–there was no ‘holy convocation’—He was in the grave. It’s for a prenuptial agreement to consider what Christ wants.

Christ said before He comes, Elijah “must first come and restore all things,” Matt 17:11. Elijah comes in the context of the statutes in Moses’ law, Mal 4:4,5 The statutes have a 7-fold emphasis in Ezek 20:11-24 where they are linked to Sabbaths. Covenants were also linked to7’s, like the 7 ewes in Gen 21:27,28 and the 7 annual Sabbaths God gave to Israel, Lev 23. We give Christ the 7’s.

There are 7 topics with 7-fold emphasis that fit the 7 days of unleavened bread They coincide with 7 days for Bible weddings, Gen 29:27. Unleavened bread used for communion = union with Christ and union by covenant in marriage.

The 144,000 are ‘virgins’ (Rev 14:4) and must be the wise virgins that get into the marriage. They are the Elijah movement that restores all things, based on the things the Bible emphasizes 7 times, like the statutes mentioned above. Revelation, a book of 7’s, shows how God will keep His covenant; we saw covenants are linked to 7’s.

Luke 12’s wedding parable shows that “when He comes and knocks” we are to “open unto Him immediately.” As a Bride opens to her husband when they marry, we are to open, in a feast of unleavened bread to consider topics that have a 7-fold emphasis like the statutes. This is the imagery of Luke 12:37 where ‘He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” v 44.

If we know to prepare as suggested here, and don’t do so, we will be beaten with many stripes—‘to whom much is given…much is required.’ Lk 12:47,48 Fear of what others might say kept people out of the ark. As the days of Noah, are we like Peter who was afraid of being mocked? Christ deserves a mature Bride!

After ‘prophesy again’ in Rev 10:11, the next verse is judgment when God is going to give power to His side for 1260 days before the beast gets power, Rev 11:1-7. Let’s invite others to the wedding with the best information we have, and celebrate His emblems this year, 2017 on May 11, then watch and pray that He will pass over us in judgment. It will be Thursday pm, the same night Christ did so with His disciples. We should eat Lamb by reviewing the closing scenes of what He bore for us.

April 12 is expected to support this when “the day of the Lord” begins for Jerusalem and all nations are gathered against it–“the houses rifled, the women ravished,” Zech 14:1-3. Judgment on Jerusalem at Passover will be a ‘heads up’ for Christians to keep the Lord’s Supper a month later at 2nd Passover.

If we don’t give the message and then ‘watch and pray’ on the eve of Passover, we’re at high risk for the ‘sudden, unlooked-for calamity’ COL 412 (context is midnight cry–‘the Bridegroom comes’) Paul kept the Passover (Acts 20:6; 1Cor 5:8) and warned us of ‘sudden destruction…watch.’ 1Thess 5:1-6.

Please call or email re any questions. 928 583 7543 or May God bless and guide you, to the intent that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has…” Richard Ruhling
Christ’s judgment on those who opt out of the wedding invitation in Matt 22 is seen in Luke 14:24.

Summary: Christ offers two choices: “ruler over all that He has” or “beaten with stripes,” Luke 12:44-48. We can be spared stripes by sharing and watching.

Prophesy again…judgment must begin at the house of God.” 1Pet 4:17. The judgment [krisis in Greek] and Bridegroom message went together in 1844 and fit impending crisis. All of this is relevant for the judgment of the living. 9T 20 We don’t have lots of time; the church has problems, needs a unifying message. Those who expect to ‘open to Him immediately’ need to make it a priority now.

Why can’t we share this with our email or church list and ask, Did you see this? What do you think? First, please call Richard Ruhling for any questions or discussion, 928 583 7543.