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The Solar Eclipses of 2017 & 2024–What They Mean

August 15, 2017

An email from a friend cites some guru who says next week’s eclipse means “the end of the world!”

This is baloney, and probably nothing huge will happen August 21 to endorse the significance of the eclipse. “Signs of the times” should be taken in their context and it is interesting that another solar eclipse will occur in seven years with a path that marks a big ‘X’ across the US with path of August 21. https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2024Apr08Tgoogle.html

The idea of a big ‘X’ marked over a 7-year period does have eschatological implications if we consider God’s plan to make an end of nations as He said in Jeremiah 30:11. “In the latter days” we are to consider it, verse 24.

Are there other meanings to an eclipse? We should consider that the sun is the source of light and life for our world physically, and it represents what the Son represents spiritually. Christ is light and life for us.

The moon shines by reflected light and represents the church. The moon was to rule the night (Genesis 1) and the papacy ruled the night of a period of time known as the ‘Dark Ages.’ The eclipse is the moon interposing between us and the sun, even as the papacy interposes between a billion members and the Son, with claims to forgive sin and offer salvation—things that only Christ can do.

The eclipse coming at this time in earth’s history suggests an impending time when billions will be blinded to what the Bible calls the Mother of Harlots and Abominations and perhaps it’s time for a reality check for SDAs.

Ellen White saw church leaders transformed into a Catholic procession in 1T 577.2 Later, against her appeal of 1901, leaders voted a hierarchical church structure like the Catholic Church in spite of warnings by PT Magan in 1903. Her response?  ‘How is the faithful city become an harlot!’ 8T 250.2 You can read more in the 1903 General Conference Bulletin in the SDA room of Southern Adventist University library, or similar.

Ellen White did not want a General Conference President, but saw the need for leaders over South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, like our division leaders who understand the issues on their continent better than someone from Washington, but and these leaders could confer together about methods and strategies that work.

“Human wisdom tends to centralization, to the building up of great churches and institutions.” MH 147.3

Beyond church organization, there are half a  dozen ways that Adventism resembles the Catholic Church. Our medical work is an example and further explained in the following link re Ellen White; page down three times to see how leaders hijacked her school to teach pharmakeia (Greek word for sorcery in Rev 18:23) https://news4living.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/the-greatest-woman-in-history-ellen-white-founded-a-church-scores-of-schools-health-institutions-wrote-10-outstanding-books/

It is sorcery to take a drug hoping for a cure when most medical conditions are of “unknown etiology” and pharmacology evolved from toxicology, the study of how much chemical kills half the animals, nothing new.

If your church might like a NEW START Seminar that a Blue Cross manager said is the best he has seen in the wellness area, please reply to Ruhling7@juno.com for more information.

May God bless and guide you.
Richard Ruhling

Adventism Must ‘Prophesy Again’ or Fail to be Movement of Destiny

August 11, 2017

Unless there is a serious change, Adventism as represented by the General Conference will fail to be the movement of destiny endorsed by the ‘bitter-belly’ in Rev 10:10,11. Christ said, “You must prophesy again.” Those 1844 messages would prepare us for what’s impending, but we don’t understand.

Pioneers thought ‘the Bridegroom comes’ is 2nd coming when the world will burn. Neither is true now, but as wise virgins, we need extra oil from the Old Testament olive tree in Zechariah 4. It shows how both messages fit. God will execute judgment on the US as on Egypt, and He took Israel to a covenant, later saying, I am married to you, Jer 3:14. “All those things happened to them for tupos, types…ends of the world.”1Cor 10:1,11

The church is adding members like leaves on the fig tree, but “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. How do we give it with “no uncertain sound” if we don’t know when it is? Please consider…

Pioneers overlooked the context of the judgment in Dan 7:10. The verses before an after are about the great words of the horn. After Napoleon took the pope prisoner, the pope didn’t have great words in 1844, but in 2015, he had great words for US Congress & in the UN it was Day of Atonement. With missing ingredients of 1844 satisfied, we ‘must prophesy again.’

Christ said, ‘When you see the abomination…standing where it ought not… flee.” The pope “ought not” to be standing in US Congress, like Cestius stood outside Jerusalem in 66 AD, it was a sign to Christians who fled. Leaders’ failure to warn is ‘peace and safety,’ condemned in 5T 211 that can be read online at EGWwritings.org Just type 5T 211 in the window.

The wedding parables all have Passover imagery and include calamity… The ‘remnant’ get their city burned in Matt 22:6,7 The midnight cry in Matt  25:6 is a ‘sudden unlooked-for calamity’ COL 412. It was at Passover in Exod 12:29,30 and EW saw an earthquake at Loma Linda (9T 92-95) and cited Zeph 1:8—‘In the day of the Lord’s sacrifice [Passover] I will punish the king’s children.” Laodicea, the lukewarm church, ended in an earthquake, 63 AD. Type & antitype? Those who ‘prophesy again’ should do Passover as EW shows (#8 next page), then ‘watch  pray’ to be protected, Matt 24:43. This is not prophesy based on time, but on law, mo’ed. To understand how, please see the next article below!

How the Annual Sabbaths “Are Shadows of Things to Come” Col 2:17

July 27, 2017
This article was sent to hundreds of SDA pastors, including Conference Ministerial Directors and some at the GC and BRI with NO substantive responses. Are we like the Pharisees who couldn’t answer in Christ’s time? …..
Should We Divide Sabbaths into Some We Keep & Some We Don’t?
#1. Christ is the Word. Dividing the word Sabbath into some we keep, 7th day, and some we don’t (annual) is a division of Christ. Christ is not divided.
#2. In Gen 1:14, God gave the sun and moon for appointed times, mo’ed. This was before sin or Jews. Mo’ed applies to the annual Sabbaths in Lev 23:44. God calls them My feasts, enforced by statutes ‘forever.’ Did God forget Christ would die and they would be nailed to the cross?
#3. Paul didn’t think so. He kept those times with Greek believers in Acts 20:6; 1Cor 5:8 & said to follow his example. 1Cor 11. His fear for Galatians was their efforts to earn salvation by works to the minutest detail, Gal 4:10.
#4. Translators added “is” and changed the meaning of Col 2:17.  The text could read, Don’t let anyone judge how you keep these times; (they are a shadow of things to come)  but the body of Christ (local church can decide). Since they ‘are a shadow of things to come,’ they are not all fulfilled, hello!
#5. The papacy boasts of changing Sabbath to Sunday and abolishing the Jewish festivals (God’s feasts, Lev 23:2). Before He comes, Christ said Elijah “shall first come and restore all things.” Matt 17:11. The context is the law of Moses with statutes that enforced the appointed times, Mal 4:4,5
#6. Those statutes, judgments and sabbaths have a 7-fold emphasis in Ezek 20:11-24, as a mark of end-time truth like Revelation is a book of sevens.
#7. Christ’s wedding parables have clues or links to Passover. The feast in Matt 22 is unleavened bread, but it’s ‘beware the leaven of Pharisees—their teachings. We should be able to see a spiritual application to God’s mo’ed-
#8. “As He ate the Passover with His disciples, Christ instituted in its place the service that was to be the memorial of His great sacrifice.” DA 652.2 ‘In its place’ means doing the Lord’s Supper at Passover without lamb, herbs.
#9. SDAs are stuck on Day of Atonement, not seeing it’s for “the time of the dead that they should be judged,” Rev 11:18. Judgment of the living will include life or death issues as in Daniel 1-6 and judgments will fall on transgressors, 9T 20. Re this, ‘The types that relate to the 2nd advent must be fulfilled at time pointed out in the symbolic service.’ GC 399.4 Judgment fell on Passover Ex 12:12; Gen 19:3 on Christ, and also on Jerusalem in 70 AD. Maybe for ‘remnant’ in Matt 22:6,7?
#10. “Judgment must begin at the house of God.” 2Pet 4:17. Why should this concern SDAs? Ellen White saw church leaders becoming Catholic, 1T 577.
After her appeal to re-organize in 1901, leaders voted a hierarchical structure in 1903 like the Catholic Church has. She wrote, “How is the faithful city be-come an harlot? My Father’s house is made a house of merchandise.”  8T 250.
#11. Two years later she wrote that the apostasy would continue “till the Lord descends from heaven”** Special Testimonies, Series B, #7. Leaders burned Series B in the GC furnace as ‘extra copies that weren’t needed’ related by BT Anderson, retired custodian, It fulfilled Mrs. White’s warning that Jeremiah 36 would be repeated, his scroll was burned, 4BC 1159. **Her quote is seen at EGWwritings.org—search for “One thing it is certain is soon to be realized”
#12. We should know Ellen White sent $5000 to arrive the day that a deposit was due for Loma Linda when leaders had no money, it was to be her school to train gospel workers for door to door, simple remedies, counsels on diet, etc
Church leaders hijacked her school to teach pharmacology against her will and nowhttp://LeadingCauseOfDeathPrescriptionDrugs.com when we could have had a healing program better than naturopaths with NEW START programs.
 A year later, Ellen White was at Loma Linda when she had a vision of an earthquake. “Many lives were blotted out…It seemed that…Judgment day had come.” 9T 92-95. Her comments re the San Francisco Earthquake are taken by many to mean that was the earthquake, but on page 95, she cites Zeph 1:8, “In the day of the Lord’s sacrifice (Passover**) I will punish the king’s children.”
**Christ’s closing parables ALL have 2nd Passover timing ‘as the days of Noah’ or ‘like a man traveling to a far country.’ Israelites didn’t travel in winter, and if they took a long trip in spring and couldn’t get back in time for Passover, they were to keep it the 2nd month, Num 9:10,11** The ‘goodman’ in Matt 24:43 was also on a long trip as seen in Prov 7:19,20 KJV–it also fits 2nd Passover, Num 9** This timing fits Christ’s last 7 parables–see pgs 21,22 at https://goo.gl/A6gkhm ‘You don’t know day or hour’ means understand. God reveals His plan, Amos 3:7
To be the movement of destiny endorsed in Rev 10, we “must prophesy again” with a better understanding of 1st angel’s message, judgment, how the Bridegroom comes and how we can marry Him as Israel married God in a covenant. He said, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14. We aren’t seeing how it happens. For a better understanding, please read other articles on this website, http://TheBridegroomComes.wordpress.comand call to discuss any aspect.
To the intent that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has,”  Lk 12:44.
Richard Ruhling, Ruhling7@juno.com 928 583 7543, Blessings!

Adventism: “You have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.” Rev 3:1

July 20, 2017

Dear Fellow Believer,
The title above was addressed to the church of Sardis and it applied to Protestants before our time as they accepted a false name, but it could apply to Adventism now. An article suggesting the name of Jesus had Jesuit origin (“Society of Jesus”) brought almost no response from hundreds of pastors.
By contrast, the true name of the Savior should be an attractive fragrance: “Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.” Song of Songs: 1:3.
Names should not be translated; they should be transliterated to give the same sounds. George Bush wasn’t called ‘little shrub’ in Chinese when he visited there, but Bible names that began with a yod (first letter of God’s name and Christ’s name, Judah and Jerusalem ALL had their first letter replaced by J’s in spite of Hebrew and Greek not having a J letter or sound. Christ said, “Not one yod” should be removed, but translators removed the entire name of God—called the tetragrammaton and substituted LORD in all caps.
To preserve His identity, God had written His name into stone seven times and commanded no changes. Alberto Rivera, a converted Jesuit priest said Jesuits infiltrated the translation process for the King James Bible and now we have “LORD,” a generic title that anyone might accept, about 7,000 times where the God’s name was taken in vain (made empty) by those translators.
7,000–that’s how many hadn’t bowed to Baal in Elijah’s time, but they were silent witnesses who didn’t speak up and so it is with LORD—we just don’t get the idea of what God’s name is, though when we see LORD in all caps, we should know God had a name that was removed; shouldn’t this bother us?
We don’t worship a calf like Israel did in Elijah’s day, but we call God by the same title as they did because the translation of Baal is ‘lord.’ Can we see a problem? He said, “Call Me Ishi (husband), call Me no more Baali” Hos 2:16.
This appeal is timely because when we say, “The Bridegroom comes,” He will want to be known and loved by His name and as husband, NOT as LORD—would we want our spouse to call us Boss?
We want to know the truth. “Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.” If we aren’t interested, we won’t be in the marriage that will come suddenly, like the cry at midnight, as the other two wedding parables also show.
Christ said before He comes, Elijah “shall first come and restore all things.” Matt 17:11. The 144,000 will restore His name–they will have His name in their foreheads—they are the ones from Malachi 3 who think “often upon His name.” Do we?
Adventists talk about the Sabbath being the seal of God, but currently we have an empty seal with no name, only LORD three times where God wrote His name. Will we “restore all things.” We should start with our attitude toward Truth—the One who is outside the church seeking entrance. Rev 3:20
Christ said, “I am come in My Father’s name and you receive Me not. If another shall come in His own name, him you will receive.” John 5:43. If the Father’s name was Zeus, then they say it right in Italy when they pronounce Christ’s name as Yea Zeus. In Latin America, they say Hey Zeus. We say Gee Zus.
But Zeus was the savior god of Greek mythology who saved everyone–no need of repentance! No wonder rock stars and many today praise that name. A lie will go around the world while truth is tying his shoes.
Adventism is at the crossroads, and the sign pointing the way has been changed. While preachers wrestle with women’s ordination and gender issues so we can be politically correct and not lose 501-c-3 or offend Babylon, we are clueless to the identity–the name of God. Thanks to Babylon, we have a generic title but if we don’t love the truth, we will receive a strong delusion and will be responsible for others doing so. 2Thess 2:10,11.
What does God want from us? His name is the first of seven topics that have a 7-fold emphasis as a mark of end-time truth that needs to be restored. It was replaced by LORD seven times in the 10 Commandments. The Bride of Christ, the 144,000 will do so. They are ‘virgins’ (Rev 14:4) and must be the wise virgins that get into the wedding, Matt 25.

We will marry Christ by a covenant like Israel did at Sinai. God later said, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14. Paul said, ”All those things happened to them for examples…ends of the world.” 1Cor 10:1,11. But God got an ignorant bride. This must not happen to Christ, and there is a provision to prevent it as we will see later.
There’s a profound reason why God’s name is “all vowels” (Josephus) See if you can discern it about half-way down in this link, http://GodsName1stSeal.wordpress.com
If you have questions related to any of this, please give me a call, I enjoy serious discussion, 8-8 PT, 928 583 7534, or email if you don’t get through and I can call back if you include your number.
May God bless and guide you, to the intent that we are ready so that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has.” Lk 12:44=144K
Richard Ruhling

Where Are We in the Book of Revelation? Why & How We “Must Prophecy Again”

July 14, 2017

More than any other place, Seventh-day Adventists are poised in Revelation 10:10,11.
You know the history. Millerites preached a time of judgment and ‘the Bridegroom comes’ and neither message fit as they expected. It was a bitter experience, typified by the ‘bitter belly’ of John in the above text.
But the Angel who was Christ (one foot on the land and the other on the sea shows ownership) told John, You must prophesy again.
We must give those same messages with a better understanding than they had, and here’s how we can do it.…
#1. The world has not heard the 1st angel’s message today. The Greek word for judgment in Revelation 14:7 is krisis, and the world is in a crisis, so that shouldn’t be hard.
#2. ‘The Bridegroom comes’ is not about a rapture as pioneers thought. It will be like God executed judgment on Egypt and took Israel to a covenant by which they became His kingdom and Bride, Exod 19:5,6; Jer 3:14. Paul included that history in ‘all those things happened to them for examples and they are written for our admonition on whom the ends of the world are come.’ 1Cor 10:1,11
Egypt killed babies but this ‘Christian’ nation has aborted 60 million and enslaved most people in alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, drugs falsely called healthcare. Addictions to food, gambling, sex, perversions invite judgment. “Judgment must begin at the house of God” (1Pet 4:17) and in a general sense, the US qualifies, but in a specific sense, SDAs recognize they are the Laodicean Church. It’s an overlooked fact of history that the church in the city of Laodicea ended in an earthquake in 63 AD. Type/antitype?
This is not something that can happen ‘anytime.’ Ellen Whites wrote that “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 symbolic service, Passover was the time when God “executed judgment.” Exod 12:12. We should expect the same timing. Ellen White even clued us by citing Zeph 1:8 in the context of her earthquake vision at Loma Linda 9T 95. “The day of the Lord’s sacrifice” is Passover when we should pray that God will pass over us in judgment.
But there is an important modification. Christ’s last six parables have timing specific for 2nd Passover, “as the days of Noah” when the Flood had Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month. Gen 7:11 The next parable begins, “Then shall two be in the field…” Then means at the same time! The next parable has the goodman not knowing when to watch, but Prov 7:19,20 shows he is on a long journey and returns at yom kece, full moon. Passover comes on a full moon, but ‘long journey’ means 2nd Passover, Num 9:10,11
The evil servant begins to smite, ‘Then’ [same timing] it’s like 10 virgins, but when five missed a wedding Christ said, You don’t eido/understand, for [because] it’s like a man traveling to a far country, Num 9:10,11 2nd Passover is a clue for the last three parables that are linked by conjunctive phrases in the above text.
This suggests that we have about 10 months before those two messages could apply. If the Great Sign of Revelation 12 (coming September 23) means anything, it supports the birth of the 144,000 eight months as a result of what we’re discussing, just like God called Israel His ‘firstborn’ in Exod 4:22, but also His bride after they made a covenant with Him, Jer 3:14.
The problem is, how will Christ find 144,000 who are “watching” and ready to respond to Him “immediately” as Luke 12:36,37 shows, when the SDA Church waits for the pastor who waits for the conference and they wait for the union, division or General Confreence to tell them what to do. This is not good when Christ says to open “immediately” and they are not preparing us for even the possibility of what prophecy suggests may happen.
This means it is on laymen to share the invitation to the wedding and be ready as future articles will explain.
For a better understanding of why the 1st angel’s message fits now, pages 8 & 9 of this pdf are helpful, https://goo.gl/A6gkhm
God bless you, thank you for coming—see you next week and if you have questions or would like to discuss, you are welcome to call me at 1-928 583 7543.

The Bride of Christ Decoded as the Central Theme in a Cluster of 7 End-Time Topics

July 5, 2017

The Bride of Christ is not a group of Christians waiting passively for Christ to show up and rapture them. Christ is looking for a mature Bride who understands the issues and takes an active, even aggressive role.

God got an ignorant bride at Sinai that worshiped a calf 40 days later. This must not happen to Christ and there is provision to prevent it. We look now at a cluster of end-time concepts with the wedding as central and represented by Christ’s wedding parables in Matthew 22, 25 and Luke 12:32-48. This latter passage has seven parallels to the Laodicean message, making it a wedding message also; those parables are central.

#1. The Wedding Parables: Taken collectively, they imply we don’t understand them, or why would the king’s invitation be scorned in Matthew 22? We are asleep with lights out—imagery in Matthew 25. Yet they all convey loss of destiny for not being ready for a sudden event that we misunderstand as a rapture.

#2. The Exodus amid sudden judgment on Egypt. God took Israel to a covenant and said, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14. The Bible explains itself; this is how we marry the Bridegroom. Paul included the Exodus in “All those things happened to them for examples…for our admonition…ends of the world.” 1Cor 10:1,11

The cry at midnight in Matt 25:6, is an echo of Exod 12:29,30 when calamity fell on Egypt. Favorite author Ellen White likens the cry at midnight to ‘a sudden unlooked-for calamity.’ COL 412.1 Not 1844; it’s for us.

The wedding invitation in Matt 22 is to a feast and there was a Passover feast in Exodus 12. We don’t need to kill or eat lamb, but we should do so spiritually by considering what He bore for us on this night that commemorates the greatest events in Old and New Testaments. We should start with the Lord’s Supper.

“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.” The apostle Paul understood this as he kept the Passover, 1Cor 5:8. He said not to let anyone judge you for keeping these holy days—they “are a shadow of things to come,” not all fulfilled. Paul’s concern for the Galatians (4:10) was their effort to earn salvation by observing the minutest details.

Christ said to understand Daniel. In 7:25 a little horn grown out of the Roman Empire changed time-laws. Rome boasts of abolishing the Sabbath and the Jewish festivals that God calls His feasts in Leviticus 23. They were ‘appointed times’ (mo’ed) from Genesis 1:14 before sin or any Jews and the mo’ed (Lev 23:44) were enforced by ‘statutes forever.’ Did God forget they would be nailed to the cross? Ellen White said the statutes ‘were to be binding upon men in every age as long as time should last.’ 1BC 1104.6 Also GC 399.4

#3. Elijah: Christ said Elijah shall come and ‘restore all things.’ Any clues as to what they are? In Mal 4:4,5, we find the statutes and judgments as context for Elijah, and they have a 7-fold emphasis in Ezek 20:11-24 where they are linked to sabbaths. Because Revelation is a book of 7’s with 7 churches, 7 seals, 7 trumpets, we should consider something with a 7-fold emphasis as a mark of end-time truth, like statutes in Ezek 20.

Another example of this would be God’s name. If you look at the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20, you will see LORD in all caps seven times where translators replaced God’s name with LORD. Because some end-time passages promise salvation for calling on God’s name (Joel 2:32), this is a topic to be restored by Elijah, but how? Can we see anything in the wedding parables that suggests how this might happen?
The wedding parables all have Passover imagery. The invitation in Matt 22 is then to a Feast of Unleavened Bread–not crackers, but doctrines, Matt 16:12. The imagery supports 7 topics with a 7-fold emphasis before we make a covenant of betrothal like Jacob was betroth to Rachel for 7 years. The feast is 7 days, Lev 23:6. The 7 days fit a biblical wedding that took a week, Gen 29:27. We consider 7 topics with a 7-fold emphasis for the 7 day Feast of Unleavened Bread (teachings that are the basis of a covenant we make with Christ).

#4. The White Horse represents a message of truth that can save recipients from the other three horses. Horses in the Bible were for war. In end-times there is militancy for God’s truth, not just passive in a pew.

The white horse is a covenant-keeping people ‘conquering and to conquer.’ EW’s last book, chap PK 713; also PK 725. The message includes the 7 topics as they have a contextual link to the 7 seals. For example, God’s name is linked to thunder in Rev 6:1 because it is linked to thunder in John 12:28,29; Rev 14:1,2.

#5. The Stone Kingdom in Daniel 2 is cut out of a mountain which in Daniel represents God’s people—‘Jerusalem, my holy mountain.’ And the stone becomes a great mountain and fills the earth. This isn’t the 2nd coming. It’s what happens when the 144,000 are anointed with power from the Old & New Testaments in Rev 11:3-6. The stone breaks the kingdoms of this world as they see wisdom and fairness in God’s laws.

#6. The 144,000–not for everyone, and they are ‘virgins,’ Rev 14:4.* Rather than male Jews living in Israel as some think, they are more likely the wise virgins that get in the wedding (Matt 25). They sing a song of Moses (a song of their experience like Moses, Rev 15:3) and they get to follow Christ wherever He goes.*

In the role of Elijah to restore ‘all things,’ the 144,000 are anointed by God with power to shut the heavens and turn water to blood for 3 1/2 years before the New World Order beast gets power for 42 mo, Rev 13:5.

#7. The Great Sign of Revelation 12 is a hot topic that is trending in Google search because on Sept 23, ‘17 the constellation Virgo will be clothed with the sun and have the moon at her feet and Jupiter will exit from between her feet—imagery of childbirth, a unique sign never seen before, that fits Rev 12. It suggests that all of the above is impending and timely for spring, 2018. We qualify as God’s servants (Matt 22:3) by
1) sharing this information, understanding it well enough to answer questions.
2) by having communion at Passover, then ‘watch & pray’ (Lk 12:36,37) but there’s an important modification that we need to consider.

Christ’s last six parables have timing specific for 2nd Passover, “as the days of Noah” when the Flood had Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month. Gen 7:11, the next parable begins, “Then shall two be in the field…” Then means at the same time! The next parable has the goodman not knowing when to watch, but Prov 7:19,20 (KJV) shows the goodman is on a long journey and returns at yom kece, full moon. Passover comes on a full moon, but ‘long journey’ means 2nd Passover, because if Israelites took a long trip and couldn’t get back for Passover, they were to keep it the 2nd month, Num 9:10,11.** When five missed a wedding Christ said, ‘You don’t eido/understand, for [because] it’s like a man traveling to a far country.’**

Laodicea: This last lukewarm church is focused on materialism and doesn’t see Christ who is the Truth outside knocking. The description is “wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked,” Rev 3:17. Not ready to be raptured. There are numerous reasons why there is no rapture until the “last trump,” 1Cor 15:51,52, and there are 7 trumpets to sound, preceded by a large earthquake that initiates the end-times, seen in Rev 8:5,6.

That earthquake is the ‘knock’ like destroyed the ancient church of Laodicea, and Luke’s wedding parable says when Christ knocks, (earthquake) we are to open to Him immediately—Luke 12:36,37 has imagery of the Last Supper that was at Passover, but we should observe the Lord’s Supper a month later** because Christ is the Master in Matt 25:14 who took a long trip.** His return as Bridegroom to execute judgment should conform to His law in Num 9:10,11 that is still in effect “till heaven and earth pass,” Matt 5:18.

Here’s a video that is helpful in explaining more of the issues. Please take a look…

This is a complex topic and you may have questions. Please email Ruhling7@yahoo.com or call me at 1-928 583 7543, 8-8 PT. Richard Ruhling I would like to give you a pdf that has mostly 5-star reviews on Amazon and it has a chapter further explaining the wedding parables.

Our Wedding Invitation: Many are called, few are chosen (we must seek an active role)

June 29, 2017

This letter was sent to Ted Wilson, President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and any GC response will be shared here. Please consider this personal invitation to a high destiny…

Dear Friend and Fellow Believer,

The King is inviting you to a wedding feast for His Son, Matt 22:2,3. Because all three wedding parables support inviting others to the feast, we must do all we can so others can know of the opportunity to be ‘ruler over all that He has’ in Luke’s parable, or we will be beaten with stripes if we shrug this off, Luke 12:32-48.

While the invitation should go to all, not all will enter the strait gate and be admitted to the marriage. Those who come a little late will hear, “I know you not.” This is a call to the 144,000 who are privileged to follow Christ wherever He goes in eternity. They are virgins and must be the wise virgins that get into the marriage.

So how do we get in? “What is to come has been already, and God summons each event back in its turn.” Eccl 3:15, NEB. God executed judgment on Egypt and took Israel to a covenant by which they became His kingdom and Bride, Exod 19:5,6; Jer 3:14. Paul included the Exodus in ‘all those things happened to them for examples and they are written for our admonition on whom the ends of the world are come.’ 1Cor 10:1,11

Egypt killed babies, Exodus 1. This ‘Christian’ nation has aborted 60 million and enslaved most people in alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, drugs falsely called healthcare. Addictions to food, gambling, sex, perversions invite judgment. “Judgment must begin at the house of God” (1Pet 4:17) and in a general sense, the US qualifies, but in a specific sense, Laodicea means ‘people judging’ and the lukewarm church ended in an earthquake, 63 AD. Type/antitype?

In Ellen White’s vision at Loma Linda of an earthquake, “It seemed that…Judgment day had come…I will punish the king’s children…” 9T 92-95 cites Zeph 1:8. Why Loma Linda? Ellen White’s $5000 mailed from NJ arrived on the due date for the deposit. It was to be her school to train gospel workers with natural remedies and healthful cooking to go door-to-door praying for the sick. If we had done so, we would be known for SDA type of healing–like Battle Creek when many leaders and great people came for treatment without drugs.

My father, a Loma Linda graduate said 65 yrs ago that 85% of his patients would get well no matter what he did. 10% he helped and 5% would die regardless of treatment. If you apply this to Ellen White’s plan, 95% would get well and not need to go back for another prescription. Rx drugs are now a leading cause of illness and death.

But the devil had his way. The AMA pressed leaders to be like other medical schools. They asked Ellen White re pharmacology. She said “No.” Months later, a 2nd visit to Elmshaven and a 2nd “No!” Months later a 3rd visit, but she wouldn’t even see them. On the trip back, they decided that she didn’t say no, and her school was hijacked. LLU is at the junction of the San Andreas and San Jacinto Faults, waiting for God’s appointed time: Zeph 1:7,8?

Passover is supported by the Rule of 1st Use supports this. When God judged Egypt, there was a midnight cry as sudden calamity fell, Exodus 12:29,30. “In like manner, the types that relate to the 2nd advent must be fulfilled at the time of symbolic service.” GC 399.4  The ‘midnight cry’ is ‘a sudden, unlooked-for calamity.’ COL 412.

This is like a picture of an iceberg. There is more beneath the surface to understand so that “when He comes and knocks, [we] may open unto Him immediately. Blessed is that servant whom his Lord finds watching. He will gird himself and make them sit down to eat, and serve them.” Luke 12:36,37 is also Passover imagery.

A problem for the GC/church is that it does nothing ‘immediately,’ and the foolish virgins coming a little late lose. Fully understood, Christ’s word imply the need to observe Passover as Ellen White says: “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 We should then “watch and pray” (yearly, 1Cor 11:25) until He comes and knocks when we must open to Him with a Feast of Unleavened Bread–not about crackers, but teachings that have been leavened by church leaders, Matt 16:12.

There are seven topics that have a 7-fold emphasis in Scripture that are a mark of end-time truth. They fit the 7 days of unleavened bread. They are also the basis of the covenant we must make to become His bride. Bible covenants were linked to sevens as in Gen 21:27,28; Lev 23:6. This is so Christ doesn’t get an ignorant bride as God at Sinai and it is also how Elijah ‘restores all things,’ Matt 17:11. The all things are those that have a 7-fold emphasis. The bride of Christ is the 144,000, the Elijah, the Stone Kingdom that smashes the image of Dan 2; the white horse of Rev 6 that goes ‘conquering and to conquer.’ PK 725. It’s a big picture. There’s more to understand. We must ask, seek, knock…

To the intent that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has,” Luke 12:44.  Richard Ruhling, 928 583 7543.

Please pray about this information. Look up any texts that are unfamiliar and click on any links you wish for more context. The intent is to have an article posted for Sabbath consideration before each weekend.

The following video is enlightening as Dr. Ray Obomsawin explains God’s healing program for the church and how Loma Linda came to teach the use of drugs in spite of Ellen White’s expressed counsel.