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THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
"The Poor Dead Bird of Righteousness"
Christ, our Righteousness
(Lev. 14; D.A. 52)
The Man Whose Name
Copyright October 22, 1978
From Studies of
June 6 to October 21, 1978
The Holy Spirit
Lois I. Roden
P.O. Box 4666
Bellmead, Texas 76705
"7-13. Spiritual Restoration Coming. - The work of which the prophet Zechariah writes is a type of the spiritual restoration to be wrought for Israel BEFORE THE END OF TIME (Zech. 8:9, 11-13, 7, 8 quoted) (Letter 42, 1912)." - S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7-A, p. 190.
"Oil Conveyed Through Messages. - (Zech. 4:1-3, 11-14 quoted.) By the holy beings surrounding His throne, the Lord keeps up a constant communication with the inhabitants of the earth. The golden oil represents the grace with which God keeps the lamps of believers supplied. Were it not that this holy oil is poured from heaven in the MESSAGES OF GOD'S SPIRIT, the agencies of evil would have entire CONTROL OVER MEN. God is dishonored when we do not receive the communications that He sends us. Thus we refuse the golden oil which He would pour into our souls to be communicated to those in darkness (RH Feb. 3, 1903.)
"Word Flows Into Messengers' Hearts. - (Zech. 4:11-14 quoted.) THESE EMPTY THEMSELVES INTO THE GOLDEN BOWLS, which represent the hearts of the LIVING MESSENGERS OF GOD, who bear the WORD OF THE LORD to THE PEOPLE IN WARNINGS AND ENTREATIES. The Word Itself must be as represented, the golden oil, emptied from the two olive trees that stand by the Lord of the whole earth. THIS IS THE BAPTISM BY THE HOLY SPIRIT WITH FIRE. This will open the soul of unbelievers to conviction. The wants of the soul can be met only by the working of the HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD. Man can of himself do nothing to satisfy the longings and meet the aspirations of the heart (MS 109, 1897).
"12 (Isa. 58:8). To Constantly Receive, One Must Constantly Impart. - The capacity FOR RECEIVING THE HOLY OIL FROM THE TWO OLIVE TREES which empty themselves, is by the receiver emptying that holy oil out of himself in word and in action to supply THE NECESSITIES OF OTHER SOULS. WORK, PRECIOUS, SATISFYING WORK TO BE CONSTANTLY RECEIVING AND CONSTANTLY IMPARTING! THE CAPACITY FOR RECEIVING IS ONLY KEPT UP BY IMPARTING (NL No. 12, pp. 3,4)." - Ibid., pp. 189, 190.
PART 2 - October 22, 1978
A PAIR OF TURTLE-DOVES
OFFERING FOR THE SIN OF LEPROSY
"Physical disease, however malignant and deep-seated, was healed by the power of Christ; BUT the DISEASE of the SOUL took a firmer hold upon those who closed their eyes against the LIGHT. Leprosy and palsy were not so terrible as BIGOTRY and UNBELIEF." - The Desire of Ages, p. 271, (on Mark, Chapters 1 and 2).
"Thus it is with the leprosy of sin, - deep-rooted, deadly, and impossible to be cleansed by human power ('The work of Christ in cleansing the leper from his terrible disease is an illustration of His WORK IN CLEANSING THE SOUL from SIN') . . . His PRESENCE has healing virtue for the sinner." - Ibid., p. 266, (on Mark, Chapters 1 and 2).
Leviticus 14:10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . ."And on the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eighth day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .He shall take . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Two HE Lambs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .without blemish, and . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
One EWE Lamb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Female) of the first year without blemish, and .
3 Tenth Deals of fine flour . . . . . . . .for a meat offering, mingled with oil, and. . . .
One Log of Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ."
The Offering required by the Levitical Law - For Leprosy.
THE SUBSTITUTE OFFERING FOR LEPROSY
For the poor . . . . . . . . . . . . (Poor, in Spirit)
Leviticus 14:21-27. . . . . . . . . . . . ."And if . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
He. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .be poor, and cannot get so much;
One Lamb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .for a trespass offering to be . . . . . . . . . .
Waved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .to make an. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Atonement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .for him, and. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
One Tenth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .deal of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fine flour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mingled with oil for a meat offering, and one . .
Log of oil; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .And . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TWO TURTLEDOVES,. . . . . . . . . . . . . .(A pair - a male and a female)
One (male). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shall be a. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sin Offering (of blood) . . . . . . . . . .and the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other (female). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Burnt Offering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(by fire - Holy Spirit). And. . . . . . . . . . .
He. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shall bring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Them (2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .on the. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eighth day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .for his . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleansing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .unto the. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Priest, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .unto the door of the. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tabernacle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .of the congregation, before the . . . . . . . . .
Lord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ."
"LEVITICUS Chapter 1, 1,2. Become Familiar With Levitical Law. - We are to become FAMILIAR WITH THE LEVITICAL LAW IN ALL ITS BEARINGS; for it contains RULES that MUST BE OBEYED; it contains the instruction that if studied will enable us to understand better the rule of faith and practice that we are to follow in our dealings with one another . . . (Letter 3, 1905). . . . the sacrifices we bring TODAY are laid open before the piercing eye of our great High Priest. He opens and inspects every sacrifice brought by the human race, that He may prove whether it is worthy of being
presented to the Father (MS 42, 1901)." - S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7-A, p. 42.
"The gospel of Christ reflects glory upon the Jewish age. It sheds light upon the WHOLE JEWISH ECONOMY, and gives significance to the CEREMONIAL LAW. . . . All the CEREMONIES of the Jewish law were PROPHETIC, TYPICAL of mysteries in the PLAN OF REDEMPTION. The RITES and CEREMONIES of the law were given by Christ Himself, who, enshrouded in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, was the leader of the hosts of Israel; and THIS LAW should be treated with GREAT RESPECT, for IT IS SACRED. . . . (ST July 29, 1886)." - Ibid., p. 319.
"The ceremonial law was glorious; it was the provision made by Jesus Christ in counsel with His Father, to aid in the salvation of the race. The WHOLE arrangement of the TYPICAL SYSTEM was founded on Christ. Adam saw Christ prefigured in the innocent beast suffering the penalty of his transgression of Jehovah's law (RH May 6, 1875)." - Ibid.
"And if the ministration of the dispensation to be done away was glorious, how much more MUST THE REALITY BE GLORIOUS, when Christ was revealed, giving His life-giving, sanctifying, Spirit to all who believe (RH April 22, 1902).' - Ibid.
BY THE RITUAL LAW THE LEPER WAS PRONOUNCED UNCLEAN." - The Ministry of Healing, P. 67.
"DEEP-ROOTED, INERADICABLE, DEADLY, lT WAS LOOKED UPON AS A SYMBOL OF SIN." Ibid.
"When the plague of leprosy is in a MAN, then he shall be brought unto the PRIEST." Lev. 13:9.
LIFE (The Holy Spirit gave Jesus this life) of our Redeemer. The BIRD SLAIN was over LIVING WATER; that FLOWING STREAM was a symbol of the EVER FLOWING, EVER CLEANSING EFFICACY OF THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, the FOUNTAIN THAT WAS OPEN FOR JUDAH AND JERUSALEM, wherein they may WASH and BE CLEAN FROM EVERY STAIN OF SIN. We are to have free access to the atoning blood of Christ. This we must regard as the MOST PRECIOUS PRIVILEGE, the greatest blessing, ever granted to sinful man. And how little is made of this great gift! How deep, HOW WIDE AND CONTINUOUS IS THIS STREAM! TO EVERY SOUL THIRSTING AFTER HOLINESS THERE IS REPOSE, THERE IS REST, THERE IS THE QUICKENING INFLUENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND THEN THE HOLY, HAPPY, PEACEFUL WALK AND PRECIOUS COMMUNION WITH CHRIST. Then, oh, then, can we intelligently say with John, 'BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD, THAT TAKETH AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD' (Letter 87, 1894)." - S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7-A, p. 43.
The above reference is showing the close relation between the blood of Christ (a Dove), the second Person of the Godhead, with the quickening power of the Holy Spirit (a Dove), the third Person of the Godhead, our TWO INTERCESSORS (Rom. 8:26 and 8:34) It was the power of the Holy Spirit that raised Christ (1 Pet. 3:18); so, it is the Holy Spirit that transforms us unto life eternal, who are dead in trespasses and sins, through the blood of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
John the Baptist speaks: "You men of Israel; you know your sins. As I passed by I saw a wounded bird prone in your streets, and men of every class were beating it with clubs; and then I saw that JUSTICE was its name. And I looked AGAIN and saw that ITS COMPANION had been killed; the pure white wings of Righteousness were trampled in the dust." - The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Section XIII, The Ministry of John the Harbinger, Chapter 62:8, 9.
"I saw the very men that cheered because I told the PRIEST AND SCRIBES (leaders) of their injustice unto man, throw stones and beat poor JUSTICE in the streets. I saw them trample on the POOR DEAD BIRD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; And you who follow after me, you COMMONERS (laity), are not one whit behind the scribes and priests in crime. Reform, you men of Israel; the king has come; prepare to meet your king." - Ibid., Chapter 62:20-23.
We are to know that, as Christ, Who came in the flesh, gained every
victory through the third Person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit; so are we to experience the same in the TIMES of the restitution of all things. His life was a demonstration of the coming of the Holy Spirit in the flesh (His flesh). He came in the flesh and received the indwelling of the Spirit, the third Person of the Godhead.
"The death of the High Priest was considered as an ATONEMENT for the nation of Israel." - Great People of the Bible and How They Lived, Readers Digest Publishers.
"Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of ANTICHRIST, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." 1 John 4:2, 3.
"If any man see his brother sin a sin which is NOT unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him LIFE for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it." 1 John 5:16.
"We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not." 1 John 5:18.
"And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and ETERNAL LIFE." 1 John 5:20.
WE SHALL BE THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST IF WE DO NOT CONFESS BY OUR LIVES THAT JESUS IS COME IN THE FLESH (OUR FLESH) THROUGH THE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH
The Song of Solomon:
Descriptive Information - McLennan County Library
THE SIGN OF JONAH
JOHN ANNOUNCED JESUS
"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire. . . And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a DOVE and lighting upon him." Matt. 3:11,16.
Jesus announced to the Sanhedrin the coming of the Holy Spirit IN THE FLESH when he said, "An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas (Dove)." Matt. 12:39.
The Jewish Encyclopedia, under "Dove," says the Hebrew word for dove is "yonah" or Jonah! It says that there are seven varieties of doves in Israel. Under "Jonah," it says that the book of Jonah is read annually for the afternoon service of Yom Kippur, and that it is considered by theologians as the "most noble book in the Old Testament," "the deepest and grandest," and that it shows "the love of God is broader than the measure of man's mind, and it is a constant rebuke to our pretensions, our narrow judgment, and our divisions."
The word, Jonah, itself means Dove, which is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. Whereas, John the Baptist announced the coming of Jesus Who came to John to be baptized, we find Jesus, in turn, announced the coming of the Holy Spirit: for, Jesus was telling them they had killed John and were soon to kill Him but that He would send One (Holy Spirit) Who would judge them unworthy of life themselves and Who was the Everliving One, Whom they could not kill.
"Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. . . . But I say unto you, THAT EVERY IDLE WORD THAT MEN SHALL SPEAK, THEY SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT THEREOF IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT. For by THY WORDS thou shalt be JUSTIFIED, and by THY WORDS thou shalt be CONDEMNED." Matt. 12:31, 32, 36, 37.
"The sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit does not lie in any sudden word or deed; it is the FIRM, DETERMINED RESISTANCE OF TRUTH AND EVIDENCE (MS 30, 1890)." - S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7-A, p. 213.
JONAH AND THE WHALE
"The book of Jonah (number 5 in the order of minor prophets) affords illustrations of TRUTH which from their nature may perhaps even be regarded as TYPES teaching TRUTH." - The Westminster Dictionary of the Bible.
This story seems to be a TYPE to be related to and looked forward to a general truth that the gentiles yield a readier acquiescence to the doctrines of God than does Israel. Isa. 2:2-4. Nineveh - repented at the preaching of ONE prophet. Israel - did not repent though MANY prophets were sent with calls for repentance.
Leviathan - Job 3:8 rendered - mourning.
Whale - Cachalot - a species different than the common whale rarely more than 60 ft. in size, with a wide throat. Fish up to 8 ft. and 9 ft. have been found in their stomach. A formidable fighter, uses nose and mouth to crush whaling craft.
"It was the discovery of the remains of the ancient civilizations mentioned in the Bible, the cities and monuments of Babylon, Egypt, Assyria, Persia and the Greeks that eventually reversed the opinion of many, even Bible scholars, who felt that much of the history related in the Bible was probably a myth." - Great People of the Bible and How They Lived, Readers Digest Publishers.
"The Book of Jonah formerly regarded as mythical and allegorical until the recent 19th century, when archaeological excavations uncovered ruins of ancient Nineveh and a mound bearing the inscription 'Nebi Yunas' (Jonah)." - Ibid.
A COMPARISON OF
JONAH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JESUS
JONAH - TYPE AND ANTITYPE
WHO IS WISDOM?
THE HOLY SPIRIT . . . . . . . . . . .SHE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .is WISDOM
CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
"And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And ANOTHER angel (one INTERCESSOR) came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake." Rev. 8:2-5.
"INCENSE REPRESENTS BLOOD OF ATONEMENT . . . The angel(S) who offer the smoke of the fragrant incense are for the praying saints. . . It is the blood of the only-begotten Son of God (INTERCESSOR) that is of value for us that we may draw nigh unto God ('That blood alone is efficacious') . . . Morning and evening the heavenly universe behold every household that prays, and the ANGEL with the INCENSE, representing the blood of the atonement, finds access to God (MS 15, 1897)." - S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7-A, p. 415.
"I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the GLORY of the HOLY ONE." - Tobit 12:15, Apocrypha.
"Revelation, Chapter 10 . . . The mighty angel who instructed John was no less a PERSONAGE than Jesus Christ." - S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7-A, p. 415.
Christ is the Second Person of the Godhead (Trinity). This Mighty Angel is also a member of the Godhead, but is not Christ. Conclusion: Two Angels, one with the blood, and one with incense - a dual work of intercession (Rom. 8:26, 34).
"Setting His right foot on the sea, and His left upon the dry land, shows the part which He is acting in the CLOSING SCENES of the great controversy with Satan. THIS POSITION DENOTES HIS SUPREME POWER AND AUTHORITY OVER THE WHOLE EARTH. . . the mighty angel demands attention. He cries with a LOUD VOICE. He is to show the power and authority of His VOICE to those who have united with Satan to oppose the truth.
"After these seven thunders uttered their voices, the injunction comes to John as to Daniel in regard to the little book: 'Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered.' THESE RELATE TO FUTURE EVENTS WHICH WILL BE DISCLOSED IN THEIR ORDER. . . John sees the little book UNSEALED. THEN Daniel's prophecies have their proper place in the FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD angel's messages to be given to the world. The unsealing of the little book was the message in relation to TIME (PROPHETIC TIME).
"The books of Daniel and the Revelation are ONE. One is a PROPHECY, the other a REVELATION; one a book SEALED, the other a book OPENED. John heard the mysteries which the THUNDERS UTTERED, BUT HE WAS COMMANDED NOT TO WRITE THEM (so they cannot be known by interpretation from the written Word).
"The SPECIAL LIGHT given to John which was expressed in the seven thunders was a DELINEATION OF EVENTS which would transpire under the FIRST AND SECOND ANGELS' MESSAGES. . . . IN THE ORDER OF GOD most WONDERFUL and ADVANCED truths WOULD be proclaimed. The FIRST and SECOND angels' messages were to be proclaimed, but NO FURTHER LIGHT WAS TO BE REVEALED BEFORE THESE MESSAGES HAD DONE THEIR SPECIFIC WORK (in the time of the Judgment of the Dead)." S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7-A, p. 415.
Likewise, in the JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING, the final phase of the FIRST and SECOND angels' messages must come and do their work before the third angel (the third person of the Godhead) comes on the scene to accomplish Her mission.
"Then Daniel's prophecies have their proper place in the FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD angels' messages to be given to the world." - Ibid.
"This TIME, which the angel declares with a solemn oath IS NOT the END of this world's HISTORY, NEITHER OF PROBATIONARY TIME, but of PROPHETIC TIME, which should precede the advent of our Lord. That is, the people of God will not have another message upon definite time." - Ibid.
That is, these same three angels' messages (connected with time), are repeated (in the Judgment of the Living) as shown to Ellen G. White in Early Writings, pages 258-260. "I was shown three steps - the FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD angels' messages . . . The true under-
standing of these messages is of vital importance. The DESTINY OF SOULS HANGS UPON THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY ARE RECEIVED.' I was AGAIN brought down through these messages, and saw how dearly the people of God had purchased their experience. It had been obtained through much suffering and severe conflict. God had led them along step by step, until He had placed them upon a solid, immovable platform. . . . They recounted the wonderful work of God, which had led them to the firm platform, and in UNION raised their eyes to heaven and with a LOUD VOICE glorified God. . . . The great Sacrifice had been offered and had been accepted, and the Holy Spirit which descended on the day of Pentecost carried the minds of the disciples from the earthly sanctuary to the heavenly, where Jesus had entered by His own blood, to shed upon His disciples the benefits of His atonement."
"The angel's position, with one foot on the sea, and the other on the land, signifies the wide EXTENT OF THE PROCLAMATION of the MESSAGE. . . Those who live under this dispensation (WHEN THE THREE ANGELS' MESSAGES ARE REPEATED, 1-2-3 STEPS) of test and trial and yet are not led to repent and obey will perish with the disloyal (those who have the mark of the beast). There is no second trial. The gospel that is to be preached to all nations, kindreds, tongues, and peoples presents the truth in clear lines, showing that obedience is the condition of gaining eternal life. Christ imparts His righteousness to those who consent to let Him take away their sins. We are indebted to Christ for the GRACE which makes us complete in Him (MS 40, 1900)." - S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7-A, pp. 415, 416.
"Soon - none know how soon - it will pass to the cases of the living." - The Great Controversy, p. 490. Sister White saw that soon the investigative judgment of the dead would be over and the investigative judgment of the living would begin. Therefore it is clearly seen that Early Writings, p. 259 shows that the three angels' messages were to be REPEATED at a future time from 1844, when the people of God are to have victory over the mark of the beast and his image, which is a three-fold mark, a counterfeit of the three-fold seal, mark of the 144,000 (Early Writings, p. 15; Rev. 3:12).
In 1930 we had a revelation of the final phase of the first angel's message ANNOUNCING the Judgment of the Living to start future from that time.
In, 1955 we had a revelation of the final phase of the second angel's message about the man (Christ) whose NAME is The Branch, our
INTERCESSOR (The Great Controversy, p. 415); The Lord Our Righteousness (Jer. 23:5, 6); The man in linen who marks (Eze. 9:2-4).
In 1977 we had a revelation of the final phase of the third angel (the Holy Spirit), by a WOMAN, She, The Lord Our Righteousness, whose NAME is The Branch (Jer. 33:15,16), our INTERCESSOR, the message about the impartation of the Name (given by the MAN whose name is The Branch), by the power of the Holy Spirit WHO is the Author of the Bible, and who alone can bind up (close up) the testimony (of Jesus); close up the book and seal the Law among His disciples. It is the author who writes the conclusion of the book; therefore, the VOICE of the Holy Spirit, the Author of all prophetic utterances since Genesis 3:15 is, in thunder-tones (seven thunders), speaking the closing chapters of PROPHETIC time (the end), declaring that time shall be no longer.
It is evident that the Third Angel's Message came after the First and Second accomplished their work from 1831 to the summer of 1844. Sister White said, "The truth in regard to the time of the advent of our Lord was a precious message to our souls (MS 59, 1900)." S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7-A, p. 415.
"The gospel dispensation is the LAST period of probation that will ever be granted to men. Those who live under the dispensation of test and trial and yet are not led to repent and obey will perish with the disloyal. There is no second trial. The gospel that is to be preached to all nations, kindreds, tongues, and peoples presents the truth in clear lines, showing that obedience is the condition of gaining eternal life. Christ imparts His righteousness to those who consent to let Him take away their sins. We are indebted to Christ for the grace which makes us complete in Him (MS 40, 1900)." - Ibid., pp. 415, 416.
"CHRIST'S INTERCESSION SOON TO CEASE. - The One who has stood as our INTERCESSOR; who hears all penitential prayers and confessions; who is represented with a rainbow, the symbol of GRACE and LOVE, encircling His head, is soon to cease His work in the heavenly sanctuary. GRACE and MERCY will then descend from the throne, and JUSTICE will take their place. He for whom His people have looked will assume His right - the office of Supreme Judge (RH Jan. 1, 1889)." - Ibid., p. 433.
"When probation ends, it will come SUDDENLY, UNEXPECTEDLY - at a time when we are least expecting it. But we can have a clean record in heaven today, and know that God accepts us. . .(MS 95, 1906)." - Ibid.
"There is not a second probation for anyone. NOW is probationary time, BEFORE THE ANGEL SHALL FOLD HER GOLDEN WINGS, THE ANGEL OF MERCY (our INTERCESSOR), AND SHALL STEP DOWN FROM THE THRONE, and mercy, mercy is gone forever (MS 49, 1894)." - Ibid.
"MERCY might interpose, and give them an opportunity to accept HER overtures; but after light has been long rejected and despised, it will be finally withdrawn." - Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 269.
Sister White, in the paragraphs above, has already said Christ's intercession was soon to cease. Now she is saying that the intercession of the Holy Spirit is soon to cease.
"What is the seal of the living God, which is placed in the foreheads of His people? It is a mark which angels, but not human eyes, can read; for the DESTROYING ANGEL must see this mark of redemption (Letter 126, 1898).
"The ANGEL with THE WRITER'S INK HORN is to place a mark upon the foreheads of all who are separated from sin and sinners, AND THE DESTROYING ANGEL FOLLOWS THIS ANGEL (Here are seen TWO ANGELS - TWO INTERCESSORS - ONE marking, ONE ready to destroy the unrepentant) (Letter 12, 1886).
"Just as soon as the people of God are sealed in their foreheads - it is not any seal or mark that can be seen, but a SETTLING INTO THE TRUTH, both intellectually and spiritually, SO THEY CANNOT BE MOVED - just as soon as God's people are sealed and prepared for the shaking, it will come. Indeed, it has begun already; the judgments of God are now upon the land, to give us warning, that we may know what is coming (MS 173, 1902)." - S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7a, p. 171.
TRULY, THE SHAKING IS IN PROGRESS
The GRACE and love of Christ is prolonged in the MERCY exercised by the HOLY SPIRIT who shall seal us for Eternity, before stepping down from the throne.
Of all the religions of the world, Christianity is the most ignorant of the gender of the third Person of the Godhead - the Trinity.
ANCIENT AND MODERN CONCEPTS
"Quan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) is the ancient Chinese symbol of the World Mother, and is representative of the feminine principle of creation; the Mother aspect of Deity. The feminine principle has been represented throughout history by many names - Mother Kundalini, Shakti, Mother of the Universe, World Mother, Virgin Mary, Isis, Ishtar, Sophia, etc. TO THE GNOSTIC CHRISTIANS SHE WAS KNOWN AS THE HOLY SPIRIT, one of the Divine Triad; But ecclesiastical Christianity has regarded the Holy Trinity as entirely masculine, thus depriving its adherents of a sublime and ennobling concept." - Card from Solar Vision Inc., Siddha Publishing.
Church Universal and Triumphant, Inc.:
"I AM Cyclopea of the all-seeing eye of God. . . . I AM Cyclopea! And the majesty of the eternal Presence. . ." - Pearls of Wisdom, Vol. 21, No. 24, p. 113, June 11, 1978 (Spoken by Elohim out of the Spirit of the Lord Unto the Two Witnesses, XIV, Infinite Light, Descend!, Part 1).
"It is so needful that the thought of beauty from out the Great Central Sun (God) be held in the consciousness of the MOTHERS OF THE WORLD,'. . .'They must recognize the power of the Creative Spirit himself to express the light rays from his heart through THEIR mind and consciousness. . . . The so-called cult of the Mother of the World must arise within mankind's consciousness. . . . This is the hour of your shining motherhood, the hour when the mothers of the world must unite in one beautiful expression of guarding the divinity of their sons and daughters of light.' " - Ibid., p. 119.
"'And forget not that every seventh day is holy and consecrated to
God. On six days feed your body with the gifts of the EARTHLY MOTHER, but on the seventh day sanctify your body for your HEAVENLY FATHER. And on the seventh day eat not any earthly food, but live only upon the words of God. . . . And on the seventh day let the angels of God build the kingdom of the heavens - in your body, as you labor for six days in the kingdom of the EARTHLY MOTHER." - The Essene Gospel of Peace of Jesus Christ, Book 1, p. 56.
" 'And God will send you each morning the angel of sunshine to wake you from your sleep. Therefore, obey your Heavenly Father's summons, and lie not idle in your beds, for the angels of air and water await you already without. And labour all day long with the angels of the EARTHLY MOTHER that you may come to know them and their works ever more and more well. But when the sun is set, and your Heavenly Father sends you his most precious angel, sleep, then take your rest, and be all the night with the angel of sleep. And then will your Heavenly Father send you his unknown angels, that they may be with you the livelong night. And the Heavenly Father's unknown angels will teach you many things concerning the kingdom of God, even as the angels that you know of the EARTHLY MOTHER, instruct you in the things of her kingdom. For I tell you truly, you will be every night the guests of the kingdom of your Heavenly Father, if you do his commandments. And when you wake up upon the morrow, you will feel in you the power of the unknown angels. And your Heavenly Father will send them to you every night, that they may build your spirit, even as every day the EARTHLY MOTHER sends you her angels, that they may build your body. For I tell you truly, if in the daytime your EARTHLY MOTHER folds you in her arms, and in the night the Heavenly Father breathes his kiss upon you, THEN WILL THE SONS OF MEN BECOME THE SONS OF GOD." - Ibid., p. 57.
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
"When she, the HOLY BREATH, shall fill the earth and air with holy breath, and open up the way of man to perfectness and endless life." - The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Section XX, The Resurrection of Jesus, Chapter 172:24.
"And now I go my way, but I will pray my Father-God and he will send another Comforter to you, who will abide with you. Behold, this Comforter of God, the Holy Breath, is one with God, but SHE is one the world cannot receive because it sees HER not; it knows HER not. But you know HER, and will know HER, because SHE will abide within your soul." - Ibid., Section XVIII, The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus, Chapter 161:35-37.
"And Jesus spoke again unto the eleven and said, Grieve not because I go away, for it is best that I should go away. If I go not the Comforter will not come to you. These things I speak while with you in the flesh, but when the HOLY BREATH shall come in power, lo, SHE will teach you more and more, and bring to your remembrance all the words that I have said to you." - Ibid., Chapter 162:4, 5.
"But, lo, I say, Before the great day of the Lord shall come, the HOLY BREATH will make all mysteries known - The mysteries of the soul, of life, of death, of immortality; the oneness of a man with every other man and with his God." - Ibid., Chapter 162:7, 8.
"When SHE has come, the Comforter, SHE will convince the world of sin, and of the truth of what I speak, and of the rightness of the judgment of the just; and then the prince of carnal life will be cast out. And when the Comforter shall come I need not intercede for you; for you will stand approved, and God will know you then as he knows me." - Ibid., Chapter 162:10,11.
"Frogs were held sacred by the Egyptians, and one of their deities, Heqa, was a frog-headed goddess thought to possess creative power. . . the cow was sacred to Hathor, one of the most widely worshiped of all female deities of the Nile country. . ." - Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 758, Appendix (1958 Edition, Pacific Press).
Biblical Research by Women:
"Biblical research by women also includes examination of the early Semitic god figures of Elath (female) and El (male). Elohim is the masculine PLURAL name for God that appears first in Genesis. Anne McGrew Bennett of Berkeley asks whether the early Hebrews didn't include somehow both El and Elath in their minds. 'Even the biblical text reads, 'Let us make humans in OUR image and likeness.' she said. Feminine gender words in Hebrew were used to express some attributes of God, she said. Two of them are 'SHEKINAH,' roughly meaning God's presence on earth, and 'CHOKMAH,' meaning wisdom and highly personified in Proverbs and other Jewish 'wisdom literature (as SHE)." - Los Angeles Times, Sun., Dec. 29, 1974.
The Jewish Concept:
". . . the spirit of God . . . dove." - The Talmud, Vol. 8, p. 2, under Hag. 15a, p. 92, Comment on Genesis 1:2.
"The understanding of the Holy Spirit as a female is also Jewish or Semitic." - New Testament Apocrypha, p. 160.
The Catholic Church:
The Catholic Church relies upon the intercession of the virgin Mary, a practice in which the work of the Holy Spirit's intercession is substituted by a literal woman.
"Long before Christianity, Chartres was a Druidic sacred place, the greatest of all those in Gaul. The lofty Chartres Cathedral stands over a vast crypt which, before the first Christian church was built, was the greatest Druidic sanctuary of the Gauls: that of the Divine Mother. . . . Similarly, Mount Duni, on the island of lona between Ireland and Scotland, was first the Druidic sacred place of the White Dove before becoming much later the birthplace of the Celtic church." - Alien Races and Fantastic Civilizations, by Serge Hutin, pp. 78,79.
Finally, One of the Presidents of the Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventist Association in the pamphlet, Two Turtledoves, No. 1, gives Scriptural proof for the feminine gender of the Holy Spirit, using Romans 1:20; Genesis 1:1,2, 26-28; 2:7, 21-24; 5:1,2, to show that Adam and Eve were made in the image of at least two persons of the Godhead. As both were not masculine, therefore, the Trinity is clearly understood (Rom. 1:21), and we are without excuse if we are in ignorance of the feminine gender of the Holy Spirit, since the gender of the Father and the Son are already known. She further proves by Romans 8:26, that the Holy Spirit is also an Intercessor with Christ, Romans 8:34: and that according to Hebrews 6:20, the Holy Spirit (the order of Melchisedec), the everliving Priest, was joined by Christ, the Priest, after the order of Melchisedec, on the day of Pentecost, when He was inaugurated into His Mediatorial Kingdom and the power was poured out upon the 120 disciples (Christ's Object Lessons, p. 120; The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 38,39).
"Paraclete, the being who, both in the authorized and revised versions of the New Testament, is called the 'Comforter,'. . . Advocate, Helper, or Paraclete. He is 'the Spirit of Truth,'. . . the Holy Ghost. . ." - The Practical Home Encyclopedia, Vol. V I, under Paraclete.
"Christ, our Mediator, and the Holy Spirit are CONSTANTLY INTERCEDING in man's behalf. . . . (MS 50, 1900)." - S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7-A, p. 301.
Note: All emphasis and brackets used are ours unless otherwise stated.