The Cleansing of the Church


Ernie Knolls’ “Boardroom” Dream

Mat 3:12 Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.


Luk 3:17 Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

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One of the most classic cases which demonstrates how the leaders of apostate Adventism misrepresent Ellen White, is their application to the church militant of her “church as about to fall, but does not,” statement, and her statements that the church will be cleansed.


It should be clear to everyone that when the statement is read in full context, the church that appears as about to fall is the church triumphant, Zion, from which and by which sinners are shaken.


What? Sinners in Zion? The church Triumphant? Isn’t that a contradiction? It appears as such, but here is how it is not a contradiction.


The apostate Jewish church professed to be the seed of Abraham, the “chosen” of God, the Zion of Isaiah 62:1-5, the bride of Christ. The SDA church makes the same claim of being the bride of Christ, the true remnant church. This is the proper context for the term “sinners in Zion.” Isaiah 4:1-4 as compared to Isaiah 37:31, 32 should make this apparent paradox clear.


Does Isaiah Chapter 4 and 37 Apply to us?


 "The Bible for Our Time.--Never are we absent from the mind of God. God is our joy and our salvation. Each of the ancient prophets spoke less for their own time than for ours, so that their prophesying is in force for us. 'Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come' (1 Cor. 10:11). 'Not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven which things the angels desire to look into' (1 Peter 1:12).'" E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 3, p. 338.


     Prophets Wrote for Their Own and Our Day.—“The last books of the Old Testament show us workers taken from the laborers in the field. Others were men of high ability and extensive learning, but the Lord gave them visions and messages. These men of the Old Testament spoke of things transpiring in their day, and Daniel, Isaiah, and Ezekiel not only spoke of things that concerned them as present truth, but their sights reached down to the future, and to what should occur in these last days.”--Letter 132, 1898. {3SM 419.5, 420}


 "The Bible for Our Time.--Never are we absent from the mind of God. God is our joy and our salvation. Each of the ancient prophets spoke less for their own time than for ours, so that their prophesying is in force for us. 'Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come' (1 Cor. 10:11). 'Not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven which things the angels desire to look into' (1 Peter 1:12).'" E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 3, p. 338.


     Prophets Wrote for Their Own and Our Day.—“The last books of the Old Testament show us workers taken from the laborers in the field. Others were men of high ability and extensive learning, but the Lord gave them visions and messages. These men of the Old Testament spoke of things transpiring in their day, and Daniel, Isaiah, and Ezekiel not only spoke of things that concerned them as present truth, but their sights reached down to the future, and to what should occur in these last days.”--Letter 132, 1898. {3SM 419.5, 420}



Apparent Contradictions Between Isaiah 4:1-4 and Isaiah 37:31, 32:


Isaiah 4:1-4 says that in the end-time, seven women (all formally organized churches) will take hold of one man (Christ) and want to be called by His name (Christian), but will want to eat their own bread (rather than Christ and His teachings), and wear their own apparel (their own robes of self-righteousness) in lieu of the righteousness of Christ.


It speaks of some who are escaped from that condition of professing Israel. It speak of those who are left in Zion and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, as being called Holy (cleansed if you will)—even every one that remains in Jerusalem shall be called holy including every one that is living in Jerusalem. It says that there is filth in the daughters of Zion and that said filth will be washed away from the midst of Zion by the spirit of judgment and burning. Does this remind you of the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 in A.D. 70? It should!


Isaiah 4

1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. 2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. 3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: 4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. Isaiah 4:1-5.


Then Isaiah says in chapter 37, that a remnant shall escape of the house of Judah. Judah was the daughter of Zion, the daughter of the bride of Christ that is married to Him, Isaiah 62. She has sons and daughters (mentioned in the same chapter). He says a remnant shall go OUT OF JERUSALEM, wherein chapter 4:1-4 speaks of all who REMAIN in Jerusalem as being Holy—even everyone who lived in Jerusalem. He mentions those who escape out of Mt. Zion. So there must have been corruption in Mt. Zion, the Holy spot the Temple was built upon.


Isaiah 37


31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: 32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. Isaiah 37:31, 32.


How did God Purge His Floor and Cleanse His Church in the Prefigure of Israel?


Any atheist could well point to Isaiah 4 and Isaiah 37 as a clear example as to how the Bible contradicts itself? Right? WRONG! There is a clear resolution to the riddle presented in those chapters. There resolution lies in the fact that after Christ came upon the scene in A.D. 27, there were two headquarters for two very different churches in Jerusalem, representative of two very different factions of professed believers, to wit:


·       The headquarters of Jesus and His disciples was in Jerusalem.

·       The headquarters of the apostate Temple on Mt. Zion was in Jerusalem as well. Both “headquarters” professed to be true Jerusalem, true Zion.




·       Which headquarters was true Zion, true Jerusalem?

·       Who were the leaders of each headquarters who were supposed to be Zion, the bride of Christ?

·       Where was the true porch and alter the faithful were to weep between?

·       Where was the true Jerusalem wherein the faithful were sealed by the man in Linen?

·       Was anyone sealed in apostate Jerusalem?

·       Did the true church “appear” to fall when it was destroyed by the Romans? Yes indeed!

·       Where was the true Church?

·       Are there Sinners (tares—insincere believers) attaching themselves to Zion, the true Reformers, until the close of Probation?

·       Was the filth of the apostates washed away from the established organization?

·       Were the bad removed from the apostate organization to leave it purified and cleansed?

·       Who separates the wheat from the tares and thorns?

·       Is there a difference between tares (insincere believers) and open sinners (thorns) whom God says choke wheat and kill it, making it impossible to mature?




·       Christ and His disciples were the leaders of True Zion headquarters, true Jerusalem.

·       The disciples of Christ are called His bride in Desire of Ages, 179.

·       Only the High Priest leaders went into the Tabernacle.

·       Only the 144,000 bride, Zion, goes into the Temple of heaven. Early Writings, p. 19.

·       Zion, Christ’s bride, will be the priests of the Temple. Jesus is the High Priest.

·       Jerusalem was symbolic of the people, the guests. See GC 426-7. They were Judah, the daughters of Zion. But even the priesthood of apostate Zion was corrupt, as is the priesthood of apostate Adventism today.

·       The Pharisees and Scribes were the priests (leaders) of apostate Zion.

·       Not one person was ever sealed in apostate Zion or apostate Jerusalem.

·       The sinners in Zion were those who laid claim to be true Zion, but were not. They were the Synagogue of Satan.

·       From and by which church were the sinners in Zion shaken? From and by True Zion. How? By a shaking message of pure truth.

·       The SDA church claims to be Zion, the bride of Christ. How are sinners shaken from her? By true Zion, true Jerusalem, and their shaking message of pure truth.

·       The true church was in home churches from A.D. 34 to A.D. 66, when it fled 3 ½ years before Jerusalem was destroyed in A.D. 70. So it will be again.

·       There are indeed sinners who will attach themselves to the true reformer movement until the close of probation. But true reformers will not tolerate open sin in the camp. The thorns who would choke out the wheat in any reformer (home church) camp are either reformed or removed.

·       The true Reformers, the Third Angel, will separate the wheat from the tares at probations close. How? With an increasingly severe shaking message that involves increasing self-sacrificing love.


Christ’s disciples were told that whoever they bound (sealed) on earth would be bound in heaven. The same is true of faithful men (true Reformers) today, to wit:


Third angel "I was shown that the THIRD ANGEL, proclaiming the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, represents the PEOPLE who receive this message and raise the voice in warning to the world." Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1, 77.


"I then saw the THIRD ANGEL. Said my accompanying angel, 'Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner." E.G. White, Early Writings, 118.


How? By circumstance that will force an exposure of the insincerity of the tares into the open. Tares can fake it in good times, but harsh and threatening circumstances will force them to one side of the Laodicean fence or the other.


Third Angel—“No one hears the voice of these angels, for they are a symbol to represent the people of God who are working in harmony with the universe of heaven.  Men and women, enlightened by the Spirit of God and sanctified through the truth, proclaim the three messages in their order.”  E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 2, p. 387.


"The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of faithful men, who obedient to the promptings of God's Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message WAS NOT to be committed to the religious leaders of the people." E.G. White, The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, 199, 200.


A wise sage, the late J. Wilfred Johnson, said that if you want to know how God will work in the future, look to see how He worked in the past. If you want to know how God will purge (cleanse) His floor (His church) now, study as to how He did it in the past.


How God Cleansed the Apostate Jewish Church Temple


The true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, never forces Himself upon anyone. The Jewish leaders rejected Him, so He cleansed His floor, His church in His own way. He gathered out those (His bride—disciples—DA 179) who would take the gospel to the world. Desire of Ages, 232. Then His disciples remained in the city (not the Temple) of Jerusalem, until they were invested with the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost.


The Answer to the Riddle


Now read Isaiah 4:1-4 and Isaiah 37:31, 32 with new eyesalve. Those who remained in true Zion were Holy. Those who remained in true Jerusalem were holy. The daughters of Zion who accepted the message of the disciples were symbolized by “Jerusalem,” and the disciples were the bride, “Zion.”  This constituted the true remnant that went out of Jerusalem.


Now, at the end-time, God is purging His floor (cleansing His church) in the very same manner. He does not force the apostate new movement to do anything. He simply removes those who will hear His call and the call of His bride, as it is the voice of both that awakens all ten sleeping virgins, Christ’s Object Lessons, 405-6, saying “go ye out to meet Him.” This means to go out of the world and out of apostate churches that cannot be distinguished from the world, and that now includes the SDA church which has come into liaison with the fallen churches of Babylon.


God’s bride, Zion, His church triumphant in all ages, in every succeeding generation (DA 232), is the true reformers.


"Characteristics of True Reformers.--Here are given the characteristics of those who shall be reformers, who will bear the banner of the third angel's message, those who avow themselves God's commandment-keeping people, and who honor God, and are earnestly engaged, in the sight of all the universe, in building up the old waste places. Who is it that calls them, The repairers of the breach, The restorers of paths to dwell in? It is God. Their names are registered [written--Heb. 12:22, 23] in heaven as reformers, restorers, as raising the foundations of many generations." E. G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 4, 1151.


“It is no argument against the truth that there are few who are willing to accept it. Few accepted the world's Redeemer. Though the multitude flocked around him, eager to receive temporal blessings, yet he sadly declared: "Ye will not come to me that ye might have life." Men are now no more favorable to practical godliness; they are just as intently seeking earthly good, to the neglect of eternal riches. And reformers of the present day will meet with the same discouragements as did their Master.” {ST, January 28, 1886 par. 3}


“Indifference and Neutrality in a Crisis: "If God abhors one sin above another, of which HIS PEOPLE are guilty, it is of doing nothing in a case of emergency. Indifference or neutrality in a religious crisis is regarded of God as a grievous crime and equal to the very worst type of hostility against God." E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 1, p. 136. Also, Testimonies, Vol. 3, p. 281.

Part of the full weight of evidence as to which church it is that appears as about to fall, is this statement from The Great Controversy, p. 616:

“The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress described by the prophet as the time of Jacob's trouble."Thus saith the Lord: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. . . . All faces are turned into paleness. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it." Jeremiah 30:5-7.

Jacob's night of anguish, when he wrestled in prayer for deliverance from the hand of Esau (Genesis 32:24-30), represents the experience of God's people in the time of trouble. Because of the deception practiced to secure his father's blessing, intended for Esau, Jacob had fled for his life, alarmed by his brother's deadly threats. After remaining for many years an exile, he had set out, at God's command, to return with his wives and children, his flocks and herds, to his native country. On reaching the borders of the land, he was filled with terror by the tidings of Esau's approach at the head of a band of warriors, doubtless bent upon revenge. Jacob's company, unarmed and defenseless, seemed about to fall helpless victims of violence and slaughter. And to the burden of anxiety and fear was added the crushing weight of self-reproach, for it was his own sin that had brought this danger. His only hope was in the mercy of God; his only defense must be prayer. Yet he leaves nothing undone on his own part to atone for the wrong to his brother and to avert the threatened danger. So should the followers of Christ, as they approach the time of trouble, make every exertion to place themselves in a proper light before the people, to disarm prejudice, and to avert the danger which threatens liberty of conscience.” The Great Controversy, p. 616.

Now the original statement on the church as appearing as about to fall IN ITS FULL CONTEXT:

MR No. 994 - An Appeal to Live the Truth and Share It

     For weeks I have not been able to sleep after half past three o'clock. My mind is deeply exercised in regard to our condition as a people. We ought to be far in advance of any other people on the earth because we have greater light and greater knowledge of the truth, which lays us under increased accountability to advance that light and not only profess to believe the truth but to practice it. When we do practice the truth we are then following Jesus, who is the light of the world; and if we as a people are not constantly elevating, becoming more and more spiritually minded, we are becoming like the Pharisees--self-righteous--while we do not the will of God. {12MR 318.1}

     We must have a greater nearness to God. Much less of self and much more of Jesus Christ and His grace must be brought into our everyday life. We are living in an important period of this world's history. The end of all things is at hand; the sands of time are fast running out; soon in heaven it will be said: "It is done." "He that is holy, let him be holy still," "he which is filthy, let him be filthy still" [Rev. 21:6; 22:11]. {12MR 318.2}

     Let our testimonies be sharpened up; let us have a firmer hold on God. I cannot refrain from prayer at one, two, and three o'clock in the morning for the Lord to work upon the hearts of the people. I think of all heaven being interested in the work that is going on upon the earth. Ministering angels are waiting about the throne to instantly obey the mandate of Jesus Christ to answer every prayer offered in earnest living faith. I think of how many who profess the truth are keeping it apart from their lives. They do not bring its sanctifying, refining, spiritualizing power into their hearts. I think how this grieves Jesus. {12MR 318.3}

     I think of His great sorrow as He wept over Jerusalem, exclaiming, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not" [Luke 13:34]! God forbid that these words shall apply to those who have great light and blessings. In the rejecting of Jerusalem it was because great privileges were abused, which brought the denunciation upon all who lightly regarded the great opportunities and precious light that were entrusted to their keeping. Privileges do not commend us to God, but they commend God to us. No people are saved because they have great light and special advantages, for these high and heavenly favors only increase their responsibility. {12MR 319.1}

     The more and increased light God has given makes the receiver more responsible. It does not place the receiver in any safer position unless the privileges are wisely improved, prized, and used to advance God's glory. Christ said, "Woe unto thee, Chorazin! Woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes" [Matt. 11:21]. {12MR 319.2}

     When Jerusalem was divorced from God it was because of her sins. She fell from an exalted height that Tyre and Sidon had never reached. And when an angel falls he becomes a fiend. The depth of our ruin is measured by the exalted light to which God has raised us in His great goodness and unspeakable mercy. Oh, what privileges are granted to us as a people! And if God spared not His people that He loved, because they refused to walk in the light, how can He spare the people whom He has blessed with the light of heaven in having opened to them the most exalted truth ever entrusted to mortal man to give to the world? {12MR 319.3}

     We are far from being the people God would have us to be, because we do not elevate the soul and refine the character in harmony with the wonderful unfolding of God's truth and His purposes. "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people" [Prov. 14:34]. Sin is a disorganizer. Wherever it is cherished--in the individual heart, in the household, in the church--there is disorder, strife, variance, enmity, envy, jealousy, because the enemy of man and of God has the controlling power over the mind. But let the truth be loved and brought into the life, as well as advocated, and that man or woman will hate sin and will be a living representative of Jesus Christ to the world. {12MR 320.1}

     The people claiming to believe the truth will not be condemned because they had not the light, but because they had great light and did not bring their hearts to the test of God's great moral standard of righteousness. The people who claim to believe the truth must be elevated by living it out. Real Bible religion must leaven the life, refine and ennoble the character, making it more and more like the divine model. Then will the home be vocal with prayer, with thanksgiving and praise to God. Angels will minister in the home and accompany the worshiper to the house of prayer. {12MR 320.2}

     Let the churches who claim to believe the truth, who are advocating the law of God, keep that law and depart from all iniquity. Let the individual members of the church resist the temptations to practice evils and indulge in sin. Let the church commence the work of purification before God by repentance, humiliation, deep heart searching, for we are in the antitypical day of atonement--solemn hour fraught with eternal results. {12MR 320.3}

     Let those who teach the truth present it as it is in Jesus. Under the subduing, sanctifying, refining, influence of the truth of God they are as clean vessels. Let them be leavened with Bible religion, and what an influence would go forth from them to the world! Let the individual members of the church be pure, steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the love of Jesus, and they will then be a light to the world. Let the men standing as watchmen and as shepherds of the flock proclaim the solemn truth, sound the notes of warning to all people, nations and tongues. Let them be living representatives of the truth they advocate, and honor God's law by strict and holy compliance with its requirements, walking before the Lord in purity, in holiness, and a power will attend the proclamation of the truth that will reflect light everywhere. {12MR 321.1}

     God never forsakes people or individuals until they forsake Him. Outward opposition will not cause the faith of God's people, who are keeping His commandments, to become dim. The neglect to bring purity and truth into practice will grieve the Spirit of God and weaken them because God is not in their midst to bless. Internal corruption will bring the denunciations of God upon this people as it did upon Jerusalem. Oh, let pleading voices, let earnest prayer be heard, that those who preach to others shall not themselves be castaways. My brethren, we know not what is before us, and our only safety is in following the Light of the world. God will work with us and for us if the sins which brought His wrath upon the old world, upon Sodom and Gomorrah and upon ancient Jerusalem, do not become our crime. {12MR 321.2}

     The least transgression of God's law brings guilt upon the transgressor, and without earnest repentance and forsaking of sin he will surely become an apostate. You inquire in regard to the course which should be pursued to secure the rights of our people to worship according to the dictates of our own conscience. This has been a burden on my soul for some time, whether it would be a denial of our faith and an evidence that our trust was not fully in God. But I call to mind many things God has shown me in the past in regard to things of a similar character, as the draft and other things. I can speak in the fear of God, it is right we should use every power we can to avert the pressure that is being brought to bear upon our people. I know that were our people spiritualized by the truth the greatest love would be maintained. {12MR 322.1}

     [We are] not to provoke those who have accepted this spurious sabbath, an institution of the Papacy, in the place of God's holy Sabbath. Their not having the Bible arguments in their favor makes them all the more angry and determined to supply the place of arguments that are wanting in the Word of God, by the power of their might. The force of persecution follows the steps of the dragon. Therefore great care should be exercised to give no provocation. And again let us as a people, as far as possible, cleanse the camp of moral defilement and aggravating sins. When sin is making its march upon the people who claim to be elevating the moral standard of righteousness, how can we expect God to turn His power in our behalf and save us as a people that did righteousness? {12MR 322.2}

     All the policy in the world cannot save us from a terrible sifting, and all the efforts made with high authorities will not lift from us the scourging of God, just because sin is cherished. If as a people we do not keep ourselves in the faith and not only advocate with pen and voice the commandments of God, but keep them every one, not violating a single precept knowingly, then weakness and ruin will come upon us. It is a work that we must attend to in every one of our churches. Each man must be a Christian. {12MR 323.1}

     Let the sin of pride be put away, let all superfluities of dress be overcome, and repentance toward God be exercised for the highhanded robbery toward Him, which has withheld money that should flow into the treasury to sustain the work of God in its mission fields. Let the work of reformation, of true conversion, be set before and urged upon the people. Let our works, our deportment, correspond with the work for this time, that we may say, "Follow me as I follow Christ." Let us humble our souls before God by humiliation, fasting and prayer, repentance of sin, and putting it away. {12MR 323.2}

     The voice of the true watchman needs now to be heard all along the line, "The morning cometh, and also the night" [Isa. 21:12]. The trumpet must give a certain sound, for we are in the great day of the Lord's preparation. All the struggles to carry our appeals to the highest authorities in our land, however earnest and strong and eloquent may be the pleas in our favor, will not bring about that which we desire unless the Lord works by His Holy Spirit in the heart of those who claim to believe the truth. We may struggle as a mighty man in swimming against the current of Niagara, but we shall fail unless the Lord pleads in our behalf. God will be honored among His people. They must be pure, they must be divested of self, steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. The Lord will elevate the humblest soul that trusts in Him. He will unite His power with human effort if that man will honor Him as did Daniel. But as a people we need the beauty of righteousness, holiness, and truth. The most harmonious theory will not save us. The God that ruled in Babylon is the same God that rules now. {12MR 323.3}

     There are many doctrines current in our world. There is many a religion current that numbers its thousands and tens of thousands, but there is but one that bears the superscription and the stamp of God. There is a religion of man and a religion of God. We must have our souls riveted to the eternal Rock. Everything in God's world, both men and doctrines and nature itself, is fulfilling God's sure word of prophecy and accomplishing His grand and closing work in this world's history. {12MR 324.1}

     We are to be ready and waiting for the orders of God. Nations will be stirred to their very center. Support will be withdrawn from those who proclaim God's only standard of righteousness, the only sure test of character. And all who will not bow to the decrees of the national councils and obey the national laws to exalt the sabbath instituted by the man of sin to the disregard of God's holy day, will feel, not the oppressive power of popery alone, but of the Protestant world, the image of the beast. {12MR 324.2}

Note by Ron: It is all very obvious from the full context that the church that appears as about to fall is Zion, the church triumphant, AFTER THE DECREE TO EXALT THE SABBATH INSTITUTED BY THE MAN OF SIN—THE SUNDAY LAW. The “church as about to fall” statement is misapplied by SDA church leaders to refer to the church militant. That could not be further from the truth. The apostate church militant will fall. It will be brought down to hell. It will experience another LITERAL fulfillment of Ezekiel 9. End note.

     Satan will work his miracles to deceive; he will set up his power as supreme. The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place. None but those who have been overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony will be found with the loyal and true, without spot or stain of sin, without guile in their mouths. We must be divested of our self-righteousness and arrayed in the righteousness of Christ. {12MR 324.3}

     The remnant that purify their souls by obeying the truth gather strength from the trying process, exhibiting the beauty of holiness amid the surrounding apostasy. All these, He says, "I have graven . . . upon the palms of my hands" [Isa. 49:16]. They are held in everlasting, imperishable remembrance. We want faith now, living faith. We want to have a living testimony that shall cut to the heart of the sinner. There is too much sermonizing and too little ministering. We want the holy unction. We need the spirit and fervor of the truth. Many of the ministers are half paralyzed by their own defects of character. They need the converting power of God. {12MR 325.1}

     That which God required of Adam before his fall was perfect obedience to His law. God requires now what He required of Adam, perfect obedience, righteousness without a flaw, without shortcoming in His sight. God help us to render to Him all His law requires. We cannot do this without that faith that brings Christ's righteousness into daily practice. {12MR 325.2}

     Dear brethren, the Lord is coming. Lift up your thoughts and heads and rejoice. Oh, we would think that those who hear the joyful news, who claim to love Jesus, would be filled with joy unutterable and full of glory. This is the good, the joyful news which should electrify every soul, which should be repeated in our homes, and told to those whom we meet on the street. What more joyful news can be communicated! Caviling and contention with believers or unbelievers is not the work God has given us to do. {12MR 325.3}

     If Christ is my Saviour, my sacrifice, my atonement, then I shall never perish. Believing on Him, I have life forevermore. Oh, that all who believe the truth would believe in Jesus as their own Saviour. I do not mean that cheap faith unsupported by works, but that earnest, living, constant, abiding faith, that eats the flesh and drinks the blood of the Son of God. I want not only to be pardoned for the transgression of God's holy law, but I want to be lifted into the sunshine of God's countenance. Not simply to be admitted to heaven, but to have an abundant entrance. {12MR 326.1}

     Are we so insensible as a peculiar people, a holy nation, to the inexpressible love that God has manifested for us? Salvation is not to be baptized, not to have our names upon the church books, not to preach the truth. But it is a living union with Jesus Christ, to be renewed in heart, doing the works of Christ in faith and labor of love, in patience, meekness, and hope. Every soul united to Christ will be a living missionary to all around him. He will labor for those near and those afar off. He will have no sectional feeling, no interest merely to build up one branch of the work over which he presides and there let his zeal end. All will work with interest to make every branch strong. There will be no self-love, no selfish interest. The cause is one, the truth a great whole. {12MR 326.2}

     Well may the question be asked with earnest, anxious heart, "Is envy cherished, is jealousy permitted to find a place in my heart?" If so, Christ is not there. "Do I love the law of God, is the love of Jesus Christ in my heart?" If we love one another as Christ has loved us, then we are getting ready for the blessed heaven of peace and rest. There is no struggling there to be first, to have the supremacy; all will love their neighbor as themselves. Oh, that God would open the understanding and speak to the hearts of our churches by arousing the individual members. {12MR 326.3}

     The Lord appoints and sends forth ministers not only to preach, for this is a small part of His work, but to minister, to educate the people not to be fighters but to be examples of piety. There are workers in every department appointed to do their work. When Jesus ascended on high He gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers. Some have entered the work with a human commission rather than the divine. They have educated themselves as debaters, and the churches under their care show the character of their work. They were not ready, they were not fitted for the work. Their hearts are not right with God. In short, they have a theory but not true conversion and sanctification through the truth. The great issue so near at hand will weed out those whom God has not appointed, and He will have a pure, true, sanctified ministry prepared for the latter rain. {12MR 327.1}

     Our prayer should ascend to the throne of grace with fervor for the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into His vineyard. My heart aches as I look around upon the mission fields and see so feeble efforts to get the truth before the people. No censure can be attached to our leading men. I believe, brethren, you are one with me in heart, in sentiment, in regard to our great need, and in the earnest desire and earnest efforts to meet the mind of the Spirit of God in these things. {12MR 327.2}

     Those who are at ease in Zion need to be aroused. Great is their accountability who bear the truth and yet feel no weight or burden for souls. Oh, for men and women professing the truth to arouse, to take on the yoke of Christ, to lift His burdens. There are wanted those who will not have merely a nominal interest but a Christlike interest, unselfish--an intense ardor that will not flag under difficulties or cool because iniquity abounds. {12MR 327.3}

     I want to speak to the ears of our people in America in every church. Awake from the dead, and Christ will give you life. Souls are perishing for the light of truth as it is in Jesus. We are standing upon the very borders of the eternal world. Fair-weather Christians will not be wanted for this work. The sentimental and tasteful religion is not needed for this time. There must be intensity brought into our faith and in the proclamation of truth. I tell you, a new life is proceeding from satanic agencies to work with a power we have not hitherto realized. And shall not a new power from above take possession of God's people? The truth, sanctifying in its influence, must be urged upon the people. There must be earnest supplications offered to God, agonizing prayer to Him, that our hopes as a people may not be founded on suppositions, but on eternal realities. We must know for ourselves, by the evidence of God's Word, whether we are in the faith, going to heaven or not. The moral standard of character is God's law. Do we meet its requirements? Are the Lord's people bringing their property, their time, their talents, and all their influence into the work for this time? Let us arouse. "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God" [Col. 3:1].-- Letter 55, 1886. (Written from Basel, Switzerland, to G. I. Butler and S. N. Haskell, December 8, 886.). E.G. White, White Estate Washington, D. C. July 7, 1983 Entire Ms. {12MR 328.1}

Ernie Knolls Latest Bid


I have proven Ernie Knoll’s as errant in the past. Not long ago he confessed to having been prompted by a Satanic spirit. And yet some still believe him. Amazing!


The self confessed false prophet, Ernie Knolls, is now teaching that what masquerades as the new movement (1SM 204-5) SDA church militant will be cleansed. That is not true for a multiple of reasons:


·       Ellen White prophesied that nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement professing to be the Seventh-day Adventist church.

·       She prophesied that the new movement would change leaders (to Satan) and know it not.

·       She prophesied that there would be a COUNTERPART to the apostate Jewish church circa A.D. 27-70.

·       She prophesied that professing “Seventh-day Adventists” would be brought down to hell.

·       She prophesied that Ezekiel 9 would be literally manifest “beginning at His Sanctuary,” those blessed with great light, the house of Jacob.

·       She prophesied that the omega of apostasy would wax stronger until Jesus comes.

·       She prophesied that if the church betrayed sacred trusts, no matter how high and sacred it’s calling, God could no longer use it.

·       She said that the SDA church is worse than Babylon.

·       She said that the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. was twofold: 1) It symbolized the destruction of literal Jerusalem and its apostate Temple (Sanctuary) church. 2) It symbolized the destruction of the world at the end-time. Many dishonest professing SDA’s totally ignore the first part of this twofold symbolization


Even though Ernie recently confessed that his informer “herald,” Candace, was a Satanic spirit, he is trying to make a come-back with the following dream sent to me by Gar, who believed Ernie’s dreams from the first, then denounced them, but is now supporting them again and teaching that the apostate SDA church will be cleansed of all apostasy.

April 24, 2009
By Ernie Knoll


In my dream, Becky [Ernie’s wife] and I sit at a long table in a boardroom. We are waiting to start a meeting. There are people we know and have met and some we know but have not met. They either sit at the table or stand behind the table with a notepad and pencil to write instructions. All look eager to begin the task they are about to receive.


As I look toward one end of the table, I notice an empty seat. Behind it are two large ornate wooden doors. The room becomes quiet as everyone notices the doors suddenly open, which emits a very bright light. We now see an innumerable amount of angels. It is as if looking through a large round portal. Several angels walk through the doorway. They blow what appear to be trumpets, with each one set to a different octave as if announcing someone’s arrival.


Suddenly a large entourage of angels affixed in battle gear enters the room. They hold a special spear in their left hand and a special sword in their right hand. Another large entourage of angels walks through and fills most of the empty area of the boardroom. The Herald walks over and stands to the right side of the empty chair at the end of the table. Several angels enter, line up on each side of the double doors, and stand side by side facing each other. They raise their wings to form an archway over the doorway. The angels with trumpets now play the most harmonious sound that announces the main arrival. The Herald turns to face the doorway and kneels on his right knee. All the angels kneel and bow their heads, except those who form the archway and those with trumpets.


We now see Jesus walk through the doorway and under the archway of angels. Those of us at the table and behind the table rise to our feet and drop to our knees. Our eyes are transfixed on Jesus. On His head is a crown of which there are no words to describe, except that it looks holy. He wears a purple robe that glows from His brightness underneath. He now greets everyone and says, “I am your Creator. All angels may rise.” The angels all stand up. The Herald stands and looks down the length of the table. Jesus now says, “To all of you [not the angels], I am your Creator, your Savior, and your Brother. You may all stand. Those at the table may be seated.”


Jesus looks down at us at the table and those standing behind us and says, “I have called you here because it is now time to begin. I have shared with My messenger information and instructions that, as you know, many ignored. Many of the men I have placed in position now no longer look to Me for direction. I have sent rebukes to these leaders and pastors but they ignored My rebukes. Now they are raging against My messengers and not allowing them to speak in My churches. They have made false accusations against the messages without warrant. It is time for war!”


I notice that with these words all the angels in unison stomp their spears on the floor and stand at attention, each looking straight forward. Jesus continues. “It is time to show to all the wrongs of these leaders. It is time to reveal the lies they are using. It is time to show that many leaders are not teaching the truth. It is time to unmask these leaders. You are to begin at the top and show how they lie and steal. However you are not to share your own beliefs and thoughts. You are to show this only through what I have written in the Bible and through My prophet Ellen White. You are to prepare written information in the following manner.


The beginning of this document must explain the purpose of the complete document. It must explain how this document will show that Ed Reid, who holds the keys to the storehouse, has made false claims against My messenger. It must show that he was not truthful in stating that the conference is the only storehouse. You must reveal that Steve Wohlberg, Eugene Prewitt, Angel Rodriguez, David Gates, Vance Ferrell, Linda Kirk, and Laura Lee Jones have a different agenda. Reveal how I showed My prophet Ellen White that evil angels will take the form of men. Show how there are conference leaders and pastors who are not what people think they are. The beginning of this document must reveal the wrongs of these men. Foremost you are to reveal that what Ed Reid, Steve Wohlberg, Eugene Prewitt, Angel Rodriguez, David Gates, Vance Farrell and others have said is not what I have said and is only half the truth. This document must go into details, showing the truth as to the appropriate placement of tithe and tributes. Show where the storehouse is and how important it is to return a tithe. Show where tithe is to go and who is to receive it. You must write these things so that even the most uneducated reader will understand the misleading of the leadership.”


Someone at the table now raises his hand. Jesus looks at him and says, “You are getting ready to ask why we are defending what Ernie was shown when you were told not to and that this is something that is to be left to only Me and the Holy Spirit. Whereas you will be putting the words down, you will not be the one doing the writing.”


I now see something that is hard to explain. A bright form in human shape comes from Jesus and becomes many and each goes and stands next to each person at the table and those who stand holding a notepad and pencil. Jesus explains, “I will be the one showing each what is to be said. As you all prepare this document, do not hold back. If there has been a wrong, point out that wrong. Remember that you must write this document so even the uneducated will understand. You are to make very clear the truth about tithing and the storehouse. You are to discredit and show whom those are that have made falsehoods. Show how I said to not support the spiritualism which is within My church. Reveal how My church is in apostasy, but remember that I will cleanse My church. Show how it will not fall but will stand and be stronger. Show the evidence of the apostasy and the truth I have written from the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy. Prepare this document and then spread this to all church members and let each spread to all of My churches. Let this document go out so that all who have made false statements will now see the truth. Show them, through the wrongs they have shown, the truth as it is in ‘It is written.’ Go forth, My army, and let the war begin in My house of worship.”


Ron’s response to Ernie Knoll’s dream


If Ernie Knoll’s ever comes to any other conclusions as to how God will cleanse His church, other than those presented in this document, you will know that he is a lying witness.


·       How does this dream “make very clear the truth about tithing and the storehouse?” How did Ernie make it clear as to where the tithe is to go and what constitutes the storehouse?

·       Where is the evidential proof of the apostasy from the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy?

·       Where is the proof that the something will stand in the way of the new movement that has removed God (1SM 204-5)?

·       How will the apostasy in the new movement church be curbed when Ellen White said that it will continue until Jesus comes? That will be a very difficult task for Ernie and his “Herald.”

·       How does it “Show how I said to not support the spiritualism which is within My church.” Where is Ernie’s proof of the spiritualism? I am not denying that there is spiritualism in the church—just asking how did Ernie fulfill the directions to make the very clear so that all can understand.

·       What church does not fall but becomes stronger? Ellen White very specifically states which church appears as about to fall but does not. She says the church that appears as about to fall is Zion, the bride that is married, (Isaiah 62:1-5). She said that this triumphant church appears as about to fall when it is surrounded by the enemy at the final attempt by  Satan to rid the earth of the faithful remnant in one night.


“The Lord is soon to come. There must be a refining, winnowing process in every church, for there are among us wicked men who do not love the truth or honor God.”--RH March 19, 1895.  {LDE 173.3} 


The refining, winnowing process, is the shaking straight testimony that gathers out the sincere from the apostate false.


Prosperity multiplies a mass of professors. Adversity purges them out of the church.--4T 89 (1876).  {LDE 173.5} 


“The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The mark of the beast will be urged upon us. Those who have step by step yielded to worldly demands and conformed to worldly customs will not find it a hard matter to yield to the powers that be, rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened imprisonment, and death. The contest is between the commandments of God and the commandments of men. In this time the gold will be separated from the dross in the church.”--5T 81 (1882).  {LDE 173.6}  


“There is no need to doubt, to be fearful that the work will not succeed. God is at the head of the work, and He will set everything in order. If matters need adjusting at the head of the work God will attend to that, and work to right every wrong. Let us have faith that God is going to carry the noble ship which bears the people of God safely into port.--2SM 390 (1892).  {LDE 52.1}.

“No advice or sanction is given in the Word of God to those who believe the third angel's message to lead them to suppose that they can draw apart. This you may settle with yourselves forever. It is the devising of unsanctified minds that would encourage a state of disunion…. There must be no separating in this great testing time.” Selected Messages, Vol. 3, p. 21.

It is manifest “unbelief” in the three angels’ messages to violate them in a way that is strictly forbidden by the Word—namely, liaison with Babylon after knowing the truth. The first and second angel’s called us out from Babylon because neither was accepted by the other churches. The Midnight Cry gave power to the second angel’s message in calling out the faithful. All of the above has been knowingly violated by SDA new movement leaders and much of the laity. But there are some who have not “knowingly” bowed the knee to Baal. We are not responsible for truth until we hear it, but are then corporately responsible for it.

If you would read Fred T. Wright’s Destiny of a Movement, you would find that the church does not believe the three angel's messages because it has violated the first and second by ecumenical liaison with Babylon, and have violated the Midnight Cry which Ellen White said gave power to the second angel's message. If you would read Fred T. Wright's Destiny of a Movement, which is on my Website, you will see that the church is antichrist because of its teaching on the human nature of Christ, and it has violated the three angel's messages. The church cannot teach what it is violating itself!