Archive | August, 2013

Specific Truths from the Prophet

4 Aug

We’d like to share some statements from the Elijah prophet. We have included some that we feel particularly important and timely for us today.

The first one makes some important distinctions on our “sigh and crying”.

  “As long as you keep wavering on Present Truth, your sighing and crying will be too feeble and insufficient to place the seal of God in your forehead — on display; that is, openly confessing that you are a disciple of Christ;..”(Sym. Code, Vol.2, no. 5-6, p.8)

This short paragraph is packed with some solid info. First we notice that there are degrees of  ‘sighing and crying”. In other words it’s possible that we can “dabble” in the message and think we are sealed. Kinda like one toe in the water, not fully going forward and “openly confessing” we believe in Him, as evidenced by our proclaiming His message. Unfortunately the ones who go forward in admitting and proclaiming the message of Elijah, with only a superficial effort, a half-hearted effort, can be in serious jeopardy of not getting the seal of God in their foreheads.

There are points we wish to bring out here. In Rev.21:8 we read, “But the cowardly …shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” This goes hand in hand in what brother Houteff just said–“openly confessing that you are a disciple of Christ.”  Not that we just say “I am a Christian” often, no, no! For the heathen who call themselves Christian do that. It’s standing up for the unpopular Elijah message that is to show we are “disciples of Christ” today.

Does someone ask you–“Are you Davidian?'”  Do you admit it or do you deny it?  Does someone ask you to participate in a church abomination, like being a money bag passer in the sanctuary on the Sabbath? Do you agree or say no to it? These are just a couple of the many ways we can show the Lord we are willing to stand up for Him and be counted.

  “Those who are too young in the faith are not required to understand more of the teachings in “The Shepherd’s Rod” than time has permitted them, but they are under obligation to continue studying and to “sigh and cry for all the abominations” in the church. There is no excuse for neglecting this duty. The existing evils in the church are very easily recognized and one must speak even though one may not understand every point of the doctrines…But those who have voluntarily rejected the sealing message, whether they live or die, we suppose have been judged by it. ” (Sym. Code, Vol.2, no.5-6, p.7)

Here we see that we do have two very important duties. To “continue studying” and to “sigh and cry for all the abominations” in the church. Brother Houteff says “one must speak”. We can’t expect to profess the message and then look the other way at the abominations. For to do so, makes us no different from those who have rejected the message, both ignoring the sins of the church. And worse yet many are participating in them. We also notice that just because we don’t understand all the doctrines of the Elijah message, it is most important that we at least speak out about the evils in the church. We show our brethren we are against the sins and not a partaker. Lastly the most solemn statement — those who reject the sealing message will be judged by it. It’s our present truth that we are to accept or deny.

In summary, let us remember our lesson for today. 1) We show courage and stand up for the Lord by admitting and confessing that we accept and obey the Elijah message  2) We sigh and cry , not with an occasional or weak voice, but with a consistent and straight forward appeal, concerning the sins done in our midst (church and our own lives). 3) We are active and continue to study the message, it’s our primary focus today. 4) We advance in our walk and proclaim the message whenever possible.

May He give you wisdom.