As the Storm Approaches—Part III

1Jo 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would [no doubt] have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.



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"As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel's message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition.  By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they have come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side.  Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls." The Great Controversy, p. 608.




One of the most preposterous lies of Satan that is thriving in the apostate new movement SDA church today, is that the bad will be purged to leave the imposter new movement cleansed and purified. That is totally contrary to God’s Word.


It is true that there are quite a number of Ellen White statements that “appear” to suggest that the bad go out from the apostate church militant to leave it cleansed. But we are to interpret all the evidence so that nothing contradicts. And if this principle is adhered to, one could not possibly conclude that the apostate new movement masquerading as the SDA church, is cleansed.


Weight of Evidence Formula: "1. Every word must have its proper bearing on the subject presented in the Bible 2. All Scripture is necessary, and may be understood by diligent application and study 3. Nothing revealed in Scripture can or will be hid from those who ask in faith, not wavering 4. To understand doctrine, bring all the scriptures together on the subject you wish to know, then let every word have its proper influence and if you can form your theory without a contradiction, you cannot be in error 5. Scripture must be its own expositor, [interpreter] since it is a rule of itself. If I depend on a teacher to expound to me, and he should guess at its meaning, or desire to have it so on account of his sectarian creed, or to be thought wise, then his guessing, desire, creed, or wisdom is my rule, and not the Bible." E.G. White, Second Advent Review and Herald, 11-25-84, pr. 24.


 "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 greater light and the complete evidence from Ellen White, totally disproves that any church militant will be cleansed at the end-time. We will explore that important evidence in this document.


The Land That is Not Cleansed in the Last Day—the Time of the Last Indignation


Remember that Bible chapter designations were not in the original manuscripts. The same author of Ezekiel 9, tells us where the bad are gathered. It would be a very foolish venture to ignore the greater light on this issue, but that is exactly what foolish virgin Adventists are doing. Here is what Ezekiel says on this issue in chapter 22:


17 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver. 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you. 21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst therof. 22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you. 23 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. 25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets [leaders] in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. 26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 27 Her princes [leaders] in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. 28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken. 29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. 30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.


Comments on Ezekiel 22:17-31


·       The dross (tares) is gathered into the midst’s of Jerusalem for slaughter and burning just as it was in the last literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 in A.D. 70.

·       The good fled to the mountains of Pella 3 ½ years before the destruction in A.D. 70.

·       How many good remained at the Temple and Jerusalem city proper? Answers: Verse 30: “I found none.”

·       Does the apostate SDA “church” receive the latter rain? Answer: Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation

·       How do you know for sure that Ezekiel 22:17-31 is repeated at the end-time as part of Ezekiel 9? Because God says spiritual Jerusalem, the apostate SDA church, is not cleansed in the day of indignation.

·       When is the final day of indignation? “9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” Revelation 14:9, 10.

·       What church receives the Latter Rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit? “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.”

·       “And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD. 37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: 38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.” Ezekiel 20:34-38.

·       It is the Loud Cry message of the remnant, the 144,000, that purges the rebels out of the kingdom of heaven, Matthew 13:44 and on, and calls the faithful out of all fallen, apostate churches.

·       It is that church which God and Ellen White refer to when they say: “19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” 1 John 2:19.

·       It is that church in which new converts will take the places of those who are shaken out per these statements by Ellen White:


New Converts Will Take The Places of Those Who Leave


“Some had been shaken out and left by the way. The careless and indifferent, who did not join with those who prized victory and salvation enough to perseveringly plead and agonize for it, did not obtain it, and they were left behind in darkness, and their places were immediately filled by others taking hold of the truth and coming into the ranks.”--EW 271 (1858).  {LDE 182.1} 


Notice exactly when the following statement is fulfilled—it is in the time of God’s destructive judgments:


“The broken ranks will be filled up by those represented by Christ as coming in at the eleventh hour. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God's destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who [now] have no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched, His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter. Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time.--Letter 103, 1903.  {LDE 182.2}  


“Standard after standard was left to trail in the dust as company after company from the Lord's army joined the foe and tribe after tribe from the ranks of the enemy united with the commandment-keeping people of God.”--8T 41 (1904).  {LDE 182.3} 


The new movement SDA imposter “church,” has left standard after standard trailing in the dust. That church is not cleansed because of this fact. However, tribe after tribe from the ranks of the enemy (all the apostate churches) will unite with the church triumphant, the commandment-keeping people of God, of Ezekiel 20:34-38 and the remnant of Isaiah 37:31, 32.


So the wise will clearly see that the above statements have been totally misrepresented and misinterpreted. Just this past week the above statements were posted on an internet chat group as proof that the bad are shaken out of the apostate SDA new movement church, to leave it purged and purified, while others fill their places to make that church the church triumphant. Nothing could be further from the facts of truth per the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy weight of evidence interpreted so that nothing contradicts.


In other words, in the above weight of evidence, the nagging question (contradiction) as to why Ezekiel 9 is literally fulfilled against a church which is purged of all the bad DOES NOT EXIST.


To say it another way, the way apostate SDA leaders interpret all of the above evidence, the bad are purged from the apostate church militant by the Sunday law, to leave it the purged and cleansed church triumphant. Were that so, why does the nagging contradiction that Ezekiel 9 BEGINS AT HIS SANCTUARY remain? Why would Ezekiel 9 begin at His Sanctuary (5T 211) if at the Sunday Law all the bad were purged from that church militant?


The Bible facts of truth clearly dismiss that nagging contradiction. The bad are shaken into apostate “spiritual” Jerusalem for slaughter, burning and melting just as they were in the A.D. 70 literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9. That is why Ezekiel 9 begins AT HIS SANCTUARY. Were the bad shaken out of that church, it would be foolish to conclude that Ezekiel 9 slaughter would begin there. This is the dilemma that Laodicean foolish virgin theology is left with. But with the presentation of the true Bible facts, there is no paradox whatsoever.


Thank you Lord Jesus for your more sure Word of Prophecy which shines brighter from day to day upon the pure truth and makes it plain for the wise even though Satan is doing his utmost to muddy the waters for your people.




P.S. And what is the church doing when the time of its danger and depression is greatest—the time of the National Sunday Law?


"The leaven of godliness has not entirely lost its power. At the time when the danger and depression of the church are greatest, the little company who are standing in the light will be sighing and crying for the abominations that are done in the land. But MORE ESPECIALLY will their prayers arise in behalf of the church because ITS MEMBERS are doing after the manner of the world." Testimonies, vol. 5, 209, 210.


The little company standing in the light that are sighing and crying for all the abominations are the remnant, the 144,000—while the church MEMBERS are doing after the manner of the world.