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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.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Elder Evans M. Onkoba permalink
    July 16, 2017 8:03 pm

    First and formost glory and power be unto our God for the revelation of the three angel message to his people through his vessal Dr.Richard Ruhling.In Amos 3:7 God call His people before something happen.Matth;22:1-Who is the Bride,the Bridegroom

  2. Elder Evans M. Onkoba permalink
    July 16, 2017 8:20 pm

    What does it mean about the 144,000 in the of Revelation, is it achoir symbolic or the elect saints?How can we get your wonderfu inspired books for more reffrence and spiritual growth.May the Lord continue blessing you,your ministry to prepare many sol

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