Proof that the Shepherd’s Rod Believe and Teach that they do the Slaughtering of Ezekiel 9




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From: Ron Beaulieu


Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:10 PM

Subject: Ezekiel 9 Slaughtering




Here is proof that Shepherd's Rod believers teach that the messengers (the Rod as the 144,000) do the slaughtering. Here is the link the below quote is taken from:


"The class who do not feel grieved over their own spiritual declension, nor mourn over the sins of others, will be left without the seal of God. The Lord commissions His messengers, the men with slaughtering weapons in their hands: “Go ye after him through the city, and smite: ………………………. but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.”


Is this why David Koresh was storing-up all the munitions he had?! But the above article is even taught by the Davidians (Shepherd’s Rod), not the Branch Davidians who are an off-shoot of the Davidian Shepherd’s Rod.


1.   Biblical Research Institute - Branch Davidians/Shepher's Rod

The Branch Davidians of Waco, Texas, fame were themselves a division of a small offshoot group known as the Shepherd's Rod, who left the Adventists Church ... - Cached - Similar

2.   A True Davidian vs A Branch Davidian

8 Jan 2009 ... A True Davidian Versus A Branch Davidian Who is Following the Truth? ... Branch Davidians are the modern successors of the Shepherd's Rod ... - Cached - Similar

3.   Shepherd's Rod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

9 Jun 2006 ... The Davidian Seventh Day Adventists, or Shepherd's Rod Message, claims to be the ... Furthermore, V. Houteff never claimed to be an "off-shoot" of the ..... The Branch Davidians/Shepherd's Rod—Who Are They? from the ...'s_Rod - Cached - Similar


The same article says that Ezekiel 9 has never been fulfilled before because there was never a sealing before the final sealing of Revelation. That is total error because the disciples and all true Christians (followers of Christ and His disciples) were sealed on the typical Day of Pentecost.


A perfect description of the fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 occurred in A.D. 70 at the destruction of Jerusalem, as described in The Great Controversy, Chapter 1. On page 25 of that chapter Ellen White said that destruction prefigured two events: 1. The destruction of Jerusalem and the temple which occurred in A.D. 70, and which indeed the entire chapter describes in much detail, and 2. The destruction of the world at the end-time. If the A.D. 70 event was a prefigure of the end and the end involves a sealing, then the TYPE also had of necessity to involve a sealing that that sealing took place on the typical (type) Day of Pentecost.


We know that the end-time destruction BEGINS at His Sanctuary, "Jerusalem," modern-day spiritual Israel, the professing SDA church. Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211. Every true Christian fled in A.D. 66 and was spared. To say that those Christians were not sealed because there is only a sealing at the very end-time is total cacophony!


Also, the Rod believes that only the 144,000 in the SDA church (the Rod members there) will be saved. That is totally errant as well, because in COL 405-6, the voice of the bride, the 144,000 awakens all ten virgins, for Matthew 25 says they all slept. The bride is not the guests and the guests are not the bride, GC, 426-7. So the bride awakens the guests, 5 of which represent the wise virgins and they are saved out of all fallen churches including the professing SDA church.


The Rod believes that they are the only ones who know anything about the 144,000 and Asyria Falls recently told me that my knowledge of the 144,000 is an embarrassment to me. If you don't agree with them, you are an embarrassment to the truth! This is like Eugene Schubert saying that I know nothing of the three angel's messages, when I, among few, have understood the relation between the three angel's messages, the Midnight Cry and the first and second Angel's messages as they relate to the ecumenical movement:


"The peculiar work of the third angel has not been seen in its importance. God meant that His people should be far in advance of the position which they occupy today. But now, when the time has come for them to spring into action, they have the preparation to make. When the National Reformers [the title of the ecumenical movement before it became the Federal Council of Churches in 1908, and then the World Council of Churches, in 1948] began to urge measures to restrict religious liberty, our leading men should have been alive to the situation and should have labored earnestly to counteract these efforts. It is not in the order of God that light has been kept from our people--the very present truth which they needed for this time. Not all our ministers who are giving the third angel's message really understand what constitutes that message. The National Reform [Ecumenical] movement has been regarded by some as of so little importance that they have not thought it necessary to give much attention to it and have even felt that in so doing they would be giving time to questions distinct from the third angel's message [the Everlasting Gospel of Revelation 14]. May the Lord forgive our brethren for thus interpreting the very message for this time." E.G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 714, 715.


You should save this reference for future proof that indeed the Rod teaches that it does the slaughtering!


As in the Ezekiel 9 type of A.D. 70, it will be the Babylonians (led by Rome and Satan’s entire Confederacy) who do the slaughtering of Ezekiel 9. The faithful Jews (Christian) did not do the slaughtering in the type and they don’t do it in the antitypical literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9.


"Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is short. God is calling will YOU hear? Will YOU receive His message? Will YOU be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To "The churches in Oakland and Berkeley, September 26, 1909.)" E. G. White Manuscript Releases Volume One, p. 260.


Begin at My Sanctuary -- "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus 'Peace and safety’ is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together." E. G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.


"In the very courts of the temple, scenes will be enacted that few realize. God's people will be proved and tested, that He may discern 'between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.' Vengeance will be executed against those who sit in the gate, deciding what the people should have and what they should not have. These take away the key of knowledge [Faith that works by the love of Christ indwelling the soul--rb]. They refuse to enter in themselves, and those who would enter in they hinder. These bear not the seal of the living God. All who now occupy responsible positions should be solemnly and terribly afraid lest in this time they shall be found as unfaithful stewards." E.G. White, Manuscript 15, 1886, Paulson Collection, p. 55.


As far as I know, “the very courts of the temple” are not in Babylon!


Literal – To the very letter


“The Lord reads the heart as an open book. The men who are not connected with God have done many things after the imagination of their own evil hearts. The Lord declares concerning them, "They have turned unto Me their back, and not the face, though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them; yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction." We are amid the perils of the last days, the time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled; that prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter. Study also the tenth chapter which represents the hand of God as at work to bring perfect method and harmonious working into all the operations of his prepared instrumentalities. The eleventh and twelfth chapters also should receive critical, thoughtful attention. Let these prophecies be studied on your knees before God; unless you take up the stumbling-blocks which by your own perverse spirit you have laid in the way of many who have been connected with you, God will turn His face utterly from you and your associates.”{1888 1303.1}