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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

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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.

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.

What Is Present Truth?

June 22, 2017

The purpose of this week’s post is to focus our understanding on present truth. Favorite author, Ellen White, wrote “There are many precious truths contained in the Word of God, but it is “present truth” that the flock needs now.” EW 63.1 (Click links to see if you wish) She explains this concept further…

“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. It is only as the old truths are understood that we can comprehend the new…He who rejects or neglects the new does not really possess the old.” COL 127.4 

But we should be prepared for resistance from those who seem locked in the old familiar truths and are resistant to anything new, even though it may be supported from the Bible—“Opposition is the lot of all whom God employs to present truths specially applicable to their time.” GC 143.3

So what is present truth for our time?

In 1844, SDA pioneers proclaimed the 1st angel’s message of judgment and the Bridegroom comes. The ‘Great Disappointment’ (Google) was foretold by John’s ‘bitter-belly’ but he was told, ‘You must prophesy again,’ Rev 10:10,11. ‘Again’ implies the same messages. Ellen White understood this…

“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. **1st angel must come before the focus on Sunday (3rd angel’s message). The judgment of the living will involve life and death issues as in the book of Daniel. His name means ‘God is my judge.’

God “executed judgment” on Egypt, Exod 12:12. They murdered babies; the US is worse; aborting 60 million.   Egypt enslaved Israelites; the US enslaves most people in alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, drugs falsely called health  care that’s now a leading cause of illness & death–addictions to food, sex, perversions, gambling, TV, rock/rap. As God executed judgment on Egypt, He will do so on US as a lesson to the world from us, a ‘Christian’ nation.

God took His people to a covenant by which they became His kingdom and His Bride, Exod 19:5,6; Jer 3:14. It’s in this sense that “the Bridegroom comes,” Matt 25:6. He comes with judgment that will separate the wise from the foolish who don’t recognize His coming in a “sudden, unlooked-for calamity,” 1Thess 5:2,3; COL 412.

The wedding parables each have a calamity. The ‘remnant’ have their city burned, Matt 22:6,7, KJV. The cry at midnight is an echo of Exod 12:29,30. The ‘knock’ in Lk 12:36 is an earthquake as in Rev 3:20—that church where He knocked ended in an earthquake circa 63 AD. Ellen White’s vision at Loma Linda of an earthquake “seemed that Judgment day had come.” 9T 92.3  “Judgment begins at the house of God,” 1Pet 4:17. US too…

God is going to “execute judgment” on the US as in Egypt. ‘All those things happened for examples’ for us at the end–Paul included the Exodus in 1Cor 10:1,11. It will be an experience so we can sing the song of Moses (Rev 15:3) but nobody else can sing it (Rev 14:3) because no one else will have that experience!

Judgment is impending, krisis is the Greek word in Revelation 14:7. The message was given in 1844, but not to this generation. It didn’t fit 1844. Pioneers overlooked the context of the judgment in Dan 7:8-11.

Verses 8, 11 are about “great words” of the little horn. After Napoleon took the pope prisoner, 1844 had no ‘great words’ but he did in 2015, when the pope came to Congress, and for the UN. It was ALSO on the Day of Atonement! With the missing ingredients from 1844 now satisfied, we must prophesy again. If we shrug this off, we risk being foolish virgins and missing the wedding for not understanding the messages.

We’ll need a covenant with Christ. In her last book Ellen White defined the church as a ‘covenant-keeping people…and to them will be fulfilled all the covenant promises…’ PK 713,14

The wedding parables all suggest we don’t understand them, or why would the king’s invitation be scorned. We are asleep with lights out. The above information is shared with you, to the intent that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” and not beaten with many stripes as He warned will happen if we shrug this off, Luke 12:44,47.

May God bless us as we consideration how to become the Bride of Christ and be ready for His ‘knock,’ Lk 12:36. Please invite your friends to the Bride of Christ by Covenant or share the information with them. It’s the king’s servants who ‘bid’ others to the wedding feast and there’s more to share. Please come again Fridays or Sabbaths.

If you have questions, you may email me at Ruhling7@juno.com and I might include your question because others may have the same question. Thank You!

Six Prophetic Pictures of End-Times and How They Are All Related

June 16, 2017

#1. The Exodus was the greatest event of Old Testament, but it is “prophetic history” that will be repeated. “What is to come has been already; God summons each event back…” Eccl 3:15 There will be 144,000 who sing the song of Moses, a song of their experience, Rev 15:3. Paul included the Exodus in “all those things happened…for examples,” 1Cor 10:1,11 The Exodus had 2 ingredients that are key to what’s impending.

A) God “executed judgment” on Egypt, Exod 12:12. They murdered babies; the US is worse; aborting 60 mil. Egypt enslaved Israelites; the US enslaves most people in alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, drugs falsely called health care that’s now  leading cause of illness and death–addictions to food, sex, perversions, gambling, TV, rock/rap. God executed judgment on Egypt as He will on the US as a lesson for the world from this ‘Christian’ nation.

B) God took His people to a covenant by which they became His kingdom and His Bride, Exod 19:5,6; Jer 3:14. It is in this sense that “the Bridegroom comes,” Matt 25:6. He comes with judgment and it will separate the wise from the foolish who don’t recognize His coming in a “sudden, unlooked-for calamity,” 1Thess 5:2,3; COL 412.

#2. The wedding parables are not a rapture, but an opportunity for a covenant relationship that will protect us in the end-times, Exod 34:10,11. Each has a calamity; the ‘remnant’ have their city burned, Matt 22:6,7; the cry at midnight is an echo of Exod 12:29,30. The ‘knock’ in Lk 12:36 is an earthquake as in Rev 3:20—that church where He knocks ended in an earthquake circa 63 AD. Lk 12:35-44 has seven parallels to Rev 3:17-21. As in chess, the Queen, the Bride of Christ will be the most valuable and versatile player that wins victory for God.

God got an ignorant bride a Sinai. This must not happen to Christ, and the provision to prevent it is a prenuptial feast of betrothal for us to consider what He wants from us. Bible weddings took a week, Gen 29:27, and they coincide with the feast in Matt 22:3-10. Since every wedding parable has Passover imagery, it is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, not crackers, but teachings not leavened by church leaders, Matt 16:12. Union with Christ by communion (unleavened bread) had the same meaning of union by covenant based on the Word.

#3. Elijah ‘shall first come and restore all things’ Matt 17:11. Malachi 4:4,5 shows this includes the statutes that have a 7-fold emphasis in Ezek 20:11-24. The 7-fold emphasis is a mark of end-time truth—the “all things” that Elijah restores are topics for the covenant that the Bride of Christ must make and Bible covenants were linked to 7’s as in Gen 21:27,28; Lev 23. The 7 topics are the unleavened bread to consider before making a covenant.

#4. The white horse in Rev 6 represents the “all things” to be restored, Matt 17:11. The 7 topics are contextually linked to the 7 seals and are represented as a message of truth by the white horse in the 1st seal. Some think this is antichrist, but white is associated with Christ; scarlet is the color of antichrist and the beast system, Rev 17:4. The crown on the rider is a stefanos, a victor’s crown, not the diadema on the beast. Before the red horse “takes peace from the earth,” a message of truth will bless all who receive it, as Noah’s warning was intended to save. Horses in the Bible were for war. The imagery of a white horse suggests militancy for truth in the end-times.

#5. The Stone Kingdom breaks the kingdoms represented by image in Daniel 2. It is cut from a mountain.
The only usage of ‘mountain’ in Daniel is Jerusalem—My holy mountain. So the stone is cut from the church that’s divided into wise and foolish by earthquake that initiates ‘the day of the Lord,’ Joel 2:10,11; 1Thess 5:2,3. The wise know it’s Christ’s ‘knock’ (Lk 12:36) and they ‘open to Him immediately’ in the Feast of Unleavened Bread and consider the 7-seal topics to make a covenant and be His bride. Representing God’s kingdom of love and fairness, they break the world’s dominion that millions are rebelling against due to unfair laws, inequity, etc

#6. The 144,000 are not male virgins living in Israel. They are the wise virgins who are ready to seek a covenant relationship. They sing the song of Moses (#1) and are sealed in Rev 7 by the seals of Rev 6. For a copy of The Earthquake & the 7 Seals, please call Richard Ruhling, 928 583 7543, to discuss any questions re this information to the intent that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has…[not] beaten with many stripes” Luke 12:44,47.

A Day’s Wage for an Hour’s Work? 

June 13, 2017
Christ’s parable of the 11th hour workers that got a day’s wage (Matthew 20) is about His offer to us!
“He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” if we do our part in His wedding parable, but we will be beaten with “stripes” if we ignore this, Lk 12:44-48. This is important or He wouldn’t be mixing the highest possible reward and the fear of loss and a beating as a motivation for us, and this is real, not an internet scam!
The Good News is that we can do it if we understand (stand under, support) the meaning of His words. A key to understanding is that this is a wedding parable (Lk 12:36) and “every prophecy is an explana-tion of some other prophecy.” Educ Pioneers gave the ‘midnight cry’ in 1844, but it didn’t fit as they expected. The Angel told John who typified their experience that he must prophesy again, Rev 10:11.
Pioneers overlooked the context of the judgment in Daniel 7:10. Verses before and after refer to “great words” of the little horn,” but after Napoleon took the pope prisoner, not many great words in 1844. But in 2015, the pope had “great words” for the Congress and the UN was on the Day of Atonement! With missing ingredients from 1844 satisfied, we can and “must prophesy again,” Rev 10:11.
“Again” means to give the same messages that pioneers misunderstood. The 1st angel’s message is not about the world burning. The Greek word in Rev 14:7 is krisis, and it’s appropriate now. “The Bride-groom comes” is not about a rapture. God executed judgment on Egypt and took Israel to a covenant that He regarded as marriage, Jer 3:14. In that same way, we will have an opportunity to marry Christ because Paul included the Exodus in “all those things happened to them for examples,” 1Cor 10:1,11.
Egypt killed babies; the US has aborted 60 million. Egypt enslaved people; the US has enslaved nearly all with alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, Rx drugs falsely called ‘healthcare’ when it’s the #1 cause of death, gambling, sex, perversion, crime, violence on TV, movies, rock or rap music; we’re ripe for judgment.
Adventism is focused on ‘Sunday,’ but the world hasn’t heard the 1st angel’s message of judgment.
It takes judgment to marry wisely and “the Bridegroom comes” fits with the 1st angel’s message. As a “sudden, unlooked-for calamity” fell on Egypt, Ellen White applies those words for us in COL 412. This is a stern introduction to the wedding parables where the ‘remnant’ have their city burned for no interest in the wedding feast, Matt 22:6,7, KJV. We should rather be the “king’s servants” who bid others to the feast, but how is the wedding a feast?

A Dozen Reasons for Christians to Observe the Biblical Festivals, and Why They’re Not Jewish!

#1. Before Jews, God created the sun and moon for mo’ed, appointed times, Gen 1:14. Appointed for whom?

#2. These mo’ed applied to “the feasts of the Lord” in Leviticus 23:2,44. It doesn’t say Jewish, but God wanted Jews to evangelize the world with open borders to friendly “strangers within thy gates.” Exod 20:10

#3. They were enforced as a “statute forever.” Lev 23 Did God forget they would be ‘nailed to the cross’?

#4. God says, “I change not.” Mal 3:6. Christ affirmed this–“Till heaven and earth pass, not one yod… (smallest letter of Hebrew alphabet) shall pass from the law till all be fulfilled.” Matt 5:18.

#5. Christ fulfilled the sacrificial part of those times so that we don’t need to kill lambs, but Passover also included judgment (Exod 12:12) and they “are a shadow of things to come.” Col 2:17. [Note: Catholic trans-lators added “is” and changed the meaning; the text could read, Don’t let any person judge how you keep these times; the body of Christ (local church) decides. Zeph 1:7,8 supports end-time judgment at Passover.

#6. Paul kept those times with Greek believers in Acts 20:6; 1Cor 5:8 & said to follow his example. 1Cor 11

#7. Paul’s fear for the Galatians was their efforts to earn salvation by works. The meaning of the Greek in Gal 4:10 was observing the law to the minutest detail. As ‘hair-splitters’ they lost the Spirit of the festival.

#8. The Protestant reformers all saw the papacy as the little horn of Daniel 7:25 that would change time law The papacy admits changing Sabbath to Sunday and abolishing the Jewish festivals (God’s feasts, Lev 23).

#9. Before His return, Christ said Elijah “shall first come and restore all things.” Matt 17:11. The context is seen as the law of Moses with statutes enforcing the appointed times in Lev 23, Mal 4:4,5; Ezek 20:11,12

#10. Readiness for His return is based on those times! 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 3 parables also. Laodicea is ‘naked,’–loins not girded with truth, Eph 6:14.

#11. The wedding parables have links or imagery to Passover. “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has” if we are ‘watching’ (gregoreo means awake and it was only commanded at Passover, Exod 12; Matt 26:38 in contrast to the servant who isn’t watching–he’s beaten with stripes. Please read Luke 12:35-48. It shows we have everything to gain and only sleep to lose one night in order to claim this richest promise. Why not?

#12. Many will say, ‘Lord, we did many good things’ and He will say, ‘I never knew you.’ Matt 7:14. The Greek word, ginosko, means intimate love as in the marriage covenant. The wedding parables all have Passover timing. To be ready, we need to observe these times in a spiritual way. As one commentator 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. There is no biblical basis for quarterly, monthly or weekly communion. The Lord’s Supper prepares us for the greatest night of Old & New Testament events–‘watch and pray’ as Christ asks, Matt 26:38-41.  Watching would protect the goodman to prevent loss, Matt 24:43, sudden destruction in 1Thess 5:1-6; Rev 3:3. ‘Judgment begins at the house of God’ at (2nd) Passover, See Zeph 1:8 cited in 9T 93,95 The types that relate to the 2nd advent [judgment] must be fulfilled at time of symbolic service GC399.4 Ex 12:12

Questions or wish to discuss? Please call Richard Ruhling, 928 583 7543 (8-8 PT) or email Ruhling7@juno.com

To the intent that “He will make [us] ruler over all that He has.”

PS: If we are tempted to ‘wait and see,’ we won’t be ready for ‘immediately’ in Luke 12:36—please call!