Archive | June, 2015

“Other Voices” are leading into Perdition

18 Jun

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There can be no mistake about the following clear and unambiguous words from the very last prophet to our church.

“Thus will be the Devil’s deal while the day of God is approaching, and while Elijah is making the announcement of it as the scroll unrolls and while the prophecies concerning the day of God are being unsealed.  

His work and his interpretation of the prophecies for the great day will identify him as the promised Elijah the prophet (“Testimonies to Ministers,” p. 475), and this will enrage the Devil as never before. 

Nevertheless, one’s only safety will be in the teaching of Elijah, for there will be no other voice of timely Truth and authority to whom one may turn.  Any others will lead their victims blind-folded into perdition.” (GCS, p.7-8)

We repeat- “..no other voice of timely Truth and authority whom one may turn..”

Can it be more clear? What we read is powerfully clear and straight. One man — the anti-typical Elijah, whom the Lord sends as the only one , we as His final church can turn to. The Truth is made clear by him, it restores all things. In it we find the seeds of all truth we need for the kingdom.

Yet as clear as the above words of the Lord are, the agents of the adversary, the ones who seek to destroy through error and deception, though they think they are doing a good work,  are very active on social media.

Recently we noticed an active agent. We’ll call him brother M. He is very vocal of his proclamation of Lennox Sam’s teachings (WaveSheaf Ministries). We would like to expose a clear example of why followers like brother M are expounding deception based on faulty reading and understanding of the Elijah message.

Let us be clear , we make this post in the hope of keeping some from going down Lennox Sam’s “other voice” false path. We are under no illusion that brother M or any of Sam’s followers will turn from their deception, only maybe some who are not yet fallen into this snare.

Let us read some of his comments in trying to persuade some brethren on Facebook that Sam’s teachings are correct. He attempts to be smart and show a Rod reference that builds his case.

In the post on his home page dated  June 11th, he says, “”Have you not Read 2 TG 24 and realise that thea wil b a prophet in the church during Ezekiel 9 and at that time VTH wil b n the grave sleeping!”

And then later he gives good counsel, “Dont investigate for asking me because I am not the ROD go to the ROD, BIBLE, and SOP.” Good counsel if he would only follow it!

Ok this is quite a bold statement to make and he bases it on the above sited reference. Let’s read that. We will break down what this reference clearly says.

“Will the Church forever remain in her self-deception, or will she awake to her great need?  We shall have these questions answered if we turn to the Revelation:

–Here will see the contextual question.

   “And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ…for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy.” Rev. 12:16, 17; 19:10.

–When is this time when the church awakes? According to the above answer given , it is when the church is purified. The post co-mingling of the wheat and the tares. The time when the dragon goes to make war upon the purified church.

Here is the Bible’s own answer, which says that there is to be a people who will have the Testimony of Jesus Christ at the time the earth swallows up the flood, the hypocrites. 

And since this incident is yet future, it shows that there is to be a prophet in the Church, for the Bible’s own interpretation of “the Testimony of Jesus Christ,” is “the Spirit of Prophecy” (Rev. 19:10). (Timely Greetings, Vol. 2, No. 24 p.22)

The above comment from Inspiration is the controversial verse. First what incident is It talking about? The incident of Ezekiel 9 church judgment.

Where Sam’s followers get messed up is this– “..it shows that there is to be a prophet in the Church..” They misconstrue these words to say that at the time of Ezekiel 9 there is to be a prophet in the Church.

We must balance this statement with the most clearest statement of all, concerning the last day prophet in the Church. Let us once again look at it.

“Behold, I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me: and the Lord, Whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.” Mal. 3:1.

   The promise here is that the Lord will send a messenger, and as the fourth chapter of Malachi is but a continuation of the story in the third, we are there told that the messenger is antitypical Elijah (Mal. 4:5), the one who is “to restore all things” (Matt. 17:11) and Inspiration of a later addition, and in a special message to the Seventh-day Adventist ministry warns:

   “Prophecy must be fulfilled.  The Lord says: ‘Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.’  Somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when he appears, men may say: ‘You are too earnest, you do not interpret the Scriptures in the proper way.  Let me tell you how to teach your message.'” — “Testimonies to Ministers,” pp. 475, 476.

   There are two main points to note in these quotations:

(1) that the message and messenger here mentioned are the very last;

(2) that they are to restore all things,

(3) that there is danger for some to make fools of themselves by daring to tell him how to teach his message — assuming to take God’s place! (Jezreel letter, no.9 , p.1-2)

Both the “Elijah” prophet and SOP went by this counsel–

“The truths most plainly revealed in the Bible have been involved in doubt and darkness by learned men, who, with a pretense of great wisdom, teach that the Scriptures have a mystical, a secret, spiritual meaning not apparent in the language employed.

These men are false teachers. It was to such a class that Jesus declared: “Ye know not the Scriptures, neither the power of God.” Mark 12:24. The language of the Bible should be explained according to its obvious meaning, unless a symbol or figure is employed.” (Great Controversy, p.598-599)

With this Inspired rule by Inspiration, what does our most important statement say in Jezreel Letter? The Elijah prophet is to be the very last, I repeat VERY LAST messenger to our church.

Who does that eliminate? It eliminates ALL usurpers who claim that brother Houteff was not the last prophet! Those who insinuate that themselves or another man is to be that last messenger. What blasphemy!

So what can Inspiration be telling us in the TG quote? Obviously it cannot mean that brother Houteff was to be alive at the Church judgment. But also it cannot be telling us that another prophet (messenger) from God will be in the Church at this time also. The “last”message was to be given , and was by brother Houteff.

So what do we do with that quote? We have basically two basis of truths to stand on.

1) We admit we don’t clearly know what is meant by this statement. This can be humble and truthful. We do not know with certainty what that means just as we cannot tell with certainty what Jesus meant when He said –“ Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.” (Matt 10:23)

2) There is no possibility that the time of the Ezekiel 9 Church judgment there will be a prophet  with a new message to the Church . If we believe that  (another prophet in the Church during Ezekiel 9)  we must throw out Inspiration’s words, plain and simple. And that tells us a false prophetic statement was made and thus eliminates brother Houteff as a prophet.

Amazingly, Sam and his followers DO CLAIM brother Houteff was a prophet, yet they give no weight to his “very last” statement. Blindness is indeed a heavy curse for those afflicted!

The bottom line is what SOP counsels us on doubts and unbelief–

“While God has given ample evidence for faith, He will never remove all excuse for unbelief. All who look for hooks to hang their doubts upon will find them.” (GC, p.527)

In closing, while we can spend more time with showing the fallacy with usurpers and their theories,  we must remember that the Elijah message tells us to work for “Mother”, not spend much of our  time arguing and trying to help the Pharisees who are blind. Yes, we need to meet and expose them but once their errors are exposed ,we must tend to the real work in His vineyard. There are honest souls out there who will appreciate our telling them the Truth of His Elijah message.

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