The Merkab Throne

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THE LORD'S JUDGMENT AND HARVEST THRONE


INTRODUCTION

For many years Branches and Davidians have awaited the coming of the "Merkabah Throne." Many have met great disappointment because they did not understand the time and the event centered around its appearing. Especially Lois Roden has written much on the subject. She authored a series of tracts entitled "The Merkabah", Parts 1-4. In her last publication she ended with the words "To Be Continued In The Merkabah Part 5". Unfortunately Lois died before she could write the continuation. Providentially the Lords chose another to continue this inspired and timely responsibility. No one has attempted to publish a sequel tract until now.

The following study is about the Lord coming to earth on His Seat of Judgment during the Harvest. After Christ The Branch finished His Mediatorial work in heaven, the Father gave Him His Throne (The Merkab - the masculine form of The Merkabah) along with all power and authority in heaven and earth. The Branch has come to His professed believers in the earth (USA), as a "thief in the night", to execute the Judgment of the Living and gather in the Harvest. The content of this publication has come from studies compiled by The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness over the past three years, beginning at Passover 1990, and continuing up to Pentecost 1993. It is hoped that you will find this publication informative and enlightening.

The Testimony of Jesus - the Word of God - as in the Spirit of Prophecy will be revealed in a whole new light throughout the pages of this work. It will be better understood how the finishing up of the Atonement is accomplished in these last days through Our Sacrifice, Our High Priest, Our Judge, Our Intercessor and Our King. The sacrificial offerings of the antitypical Day of Atonement will be outlined and the manner in which they fulfill all righteousness will be discussed. The House of God is investigated, sealed, counted and judged according to her acceptance or rejection of the Word of Truth sent to her through the Living Spirit of Prophecy. Our only hope for restoration and a return to godliness is to accept the latter rain (reign) of the Holy Ghost - the Other Intercessor - in truth and in power.


THE LIVING WATERS, BRANCH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

PUBLISHED  - ATONEMENT 1993 YOM KIPPUR/SUKKOT 5754

Published by:  LIVING WATERS PUBLICATIONS


SECTION ONE: THE JUDGMENT AND THE HARVEST


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THE JUDGMENT OF THE DEAD

During the years of 1831-1844, William Miller's Midnight Cry Message announced the imminent Judgment. As we look back, history has shown us that The Judgment or Cleansing of the Sanctuary began at the close of the Prophetic 2300 Days on Oct. 22, 1844 with the Investigative Phase of the Judgment of the Dead.

The Judgment of the Dead had three major sections:

1) The Investigative Phase, Atonement 1844 to Passover 1888;

2) The Judicial Phase, Passover 1888 to Atonement 1929;

3) The Executive Phase, Atonement 1929 to Passover 1959.

The Judgment of the Dead ended at Passover in 1959, when the Davidian Movement had its predicted disappointment due to the false prophecy of the 42 months by Florence Houteff, a self-appointed prophet. Therefore, The Judgment of the Living began at Atonement in 1959 with the Executive Phase of the Judgment of the Dead, which was the predicted judgment of the Davidian Seventh-Day Adventist church. This judgment left the Davidians outside the hedge of Present Truth, since they did not progress with The Branch Message and messenger.

Victor Houteff s work was like William Miller's because Houteff only announced the Judgment of the Living. However, the message that Houteff brought was also the Executive Phase of the Judgment of The Dead, since his message began a new movement, that was, in effect, judging the 'mother1 move­ment (SDA) during this overlap period. John the Baptist came and "laid the ax to the root of the tree;" the fig tree, Israel and its leadership, the Sanhedrin. Houteff’s message announced The Judgment of the Living and brought judgment to modern Israel (SDA) and its Laodicean leadership. The Shepherd's Rod Message prepared a people to receive the Message about Christ The Branch, our High Priest, and His work during the Judgment and Harvest time, the Judgment of the Living.

In February of 1955, V.T. Houteff met an untimely death, as did John the Baptist. A God-appointed individual filled the office of inspiration that became vacant. Benjamin Roden was anointed with a message about Christ The Branch, our High Priest, and His work during the time of the Antitypical Day Atonement - the Judgment and Harvest time. This message began to be revealed to Ben L. Roden approximately three months after Brother Houteff’s death (murder!?).


THE JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING

After V.T. Houteff’s death, the message of the Branch was taught for approximately three and one half years, during which Ben L. Roden announced the imminent approach of the Judgment of the Living, through the Seven Letters to The Executive Council of the Davidian Seventh-Day Adventist Association (Florence Houteff) and also The Seven Letters to the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists (1957). Note: The announcement does not constitute the actual beginning of the Judgment. It is the herald of warning that announces that the Judgment is about to begin at a definite time and with a specific fulfillment of the types and symbols ordained of God in the ceremonial harvest rites (feasts) of the Jewish economy.

Ben L. Roden explained, "We taught that at the beginning of 1957, God had caused the sword to fall out of the hand of King Pharaoh. At that time we did not know what this meant, but in 1958 we learned that this prophecy had met its exact fulfillment. While we were at Autumn Council in Washington, D.C. in October 1956, we attempted to tell the General Conference Brethren that the Judgment of the Living would start for S.D.A. October 22. 1956.... The Conference Commit­tee at the same time, or immediately afterwards, had conferred with the editors of the Eternity Magazine and said the committee denied the Spirit of Prophecy in the S.D.A. Church, the Sanc­tuary Truth, and the sanctifying sign of the Sabbath (their Sword)....

"Note: 1525 plus 390 (first part of Ezek. 4 prophecy) = 1915 - death of Mrs. E. G. White. Here marks the second portion (40 years) of the 430 years as pertained to the world. The world fasts for 40 years, at the end of which a message was to come that would revive the living testimony, purge out hypocrites, and turn the church back into favor with God. (EW p 288) However it takes a period of time for God to BRING ABOUT REFORMATION AND THE MESSAGE TO GO TO THE WORLD. The Harvest (Judgment of the Living) is a period of time (5Tract p 64). Hence, 1915 plus 40 = 1955 - cessation of the latter rain of Truth to the church (Rev 7:1-8, sealing of the 144,000) and the beginning of the reformation, or the coming of that OTHER ANGEL (4th Angel's message) that is to 'lighten the earth with His Glory.' Vol. 6 Testimonies to the Church p 406; Rev 18:1...

The 1530 - date has to do with the purification of the church and is calculated by the Abrahamic prophecy of 430 years, the type1 (1 SR p 116); 'Going Out of Egypt' (2 SR p 275). The Abrahamic prophecy is divided into two parts, 400 and then 30 years (1 SR p 109). (Luther inflicts deadly wound at Augsburg) 1530 plus 400 = 1930 (Shepherd's Rod Message) plus 30 = 1960 the purification of the church, Eze 9, Antitypical Passover, the smiting of the first born (the ministry) in Antitypical Egypt, the church (S.D.A.). THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE FINAL ATONING BLOOD OF THE LAMB OF GOD (THE BRANCH, G.C. P 415) ON THE DOOR POSTS OF THEIR HEARTS, WHICH IS USED BY THE HIGH PRIEST (CHRIST) TO BLOT OUT SINS IN THE FINAL ATONEMENT (FOR THE LIVING) IN THE COURTS ABOVE, WILL FALL IN THE SLAUGHTER OF EZE 9 (ANTITYPICAL PASSOVER).

"From the Augsburg Confession (1530) to the purification is 430 years = 1960. THOSE WHO AGREE WITH THE 'DRAGON' THAT THE FULL AND FINAL ATONEMENT WAS MADE AT THE CROSS, GO DOWN IN THE SLAUGHTER OF EZE 9. THIS RELEASES GOD'S TRUE PEOPLE FROM ANTITYPICAL PHARAOH'S GRASP.

"THEREFORE, THE FINAL WORK OF PLACING THE THREEFOLD SEAL (EW P15; Rev 3:12) IS ACCOMPLISHED IN FOUR SHORT YEARS.' FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE JUDG­MENT OF THE LIVING IN THE CHURCH (D.S.D.A.) OCTOBER 1955 TO AUTUMN OF 1959 IS FOUR YEARS. THE BRANCH BUILDS THE TEMPLE (Zech 6:12 - marks 144,000). - Lesson # 3, "Details of the 430 Year Prophecy According to Abraham & Ezekiel 4 - In Three Steps," July 10,1958.

"... in the parable only after the third fruitless year would the Lord consider to wait another year.... nevertheless, as in the parable, no fruitless tree is to be spared beyond the fourth parabolic year." - 2 Timely Greetings p 46.

Thus when the wise ones started out to meet the Bridegroom, the lamps of the foolish went out... and thus were left in darkness. At the beginning of the judgment of God they saw their mistake and rushed for the ark of safety; but, it was beyond their reach for they knew nothing of the message and by the time they acquired it there had been a delay; the angel had passed through the city, through Jerusalem; the church - the sealing was finished and probation for the church had closed - the door was shut." - 2 Shepherd's Rod p 185.

"We see that when the judgments of God begin to fall the foolish virgins realize their mistake, and rush for the ark of safety (the Kingdom), but it is too late - the saints (wise virgins) are sealed and probation is closed. The judgments of God start before they rush for the ark and when they get there the door is shut. What a shame, what a tragedy, for one to put off salvation so long -almost saved but entirely lost.... Revealed truth is your only hope of salvation, therefore, stand firm on the rock in a message that shows the past, the present and the future - message that fits Spirit of Prophecy, The message itself sheds light as to the time when this movement is to take place. It is declared to be part of the everlasting gospel: and it announces the opening of the Judgment. The message of salvation has been preached in all ages, but this message is a part of the gospel, which could be proclaimed only in the last days, for only then would it be true that the hour of judgment had come. The prophecies present a succession of events leading down to the opening of the judgment." - Lesson # 3, "Details of the 430 Year Prophecy According to Abraham & Ezekiel 4 - In Three Steps," July 10, 1958.

"The great day was (is) at hand, and in His providences the people were (are) brought to the test of a definite time, in order to reveal to them what was (is) in their hearts." - G.C. p355; 353.

Ben Roden began expounding the message through The Branch Lessons, beginning with Lesson One (Jan. 1958) containing the subject of "The 430 Year Prophecy in Light of Ezekiel Nine", and ending with Lesson Seven (May 25, 1958) containing the subject of "THE BRANCH - Revelation 18:1". In these lessons he taught the swift approach of The Judgment of The Living. Although it was to begin at a future date, it was still imminent.


THE THIRTY YEAR OVERLAP OF THE SIXTH AND SEVENTH SEALS

The thirty-year overlap of The Sixth and The Seventh Seals was announced at Atonement 1959, but was not actualized until Passover 1960 when the Investigative Judgment of the Living began in VERITY. The separation and cleansing among the Living could not begin until The Passover was instituted by The Branch in 1960 at the fulfillment of The 430 Year Prophecy (1530 + 430 = 1960 - "Augsburg Confession" - the infliction of the deadly wound to the papacy - when the Branch begins to set up His earthly Kingdom. (Lesson #2 p4, Details of the 430-year ending and Third Angel's Message)

The Judgment of the Dead-ended in verity at the institution of The Passover, beginning The Executive Phase of the Judgment of the Dead - Ezekiel 9, the separation and spiritual slaughter of the Davidian SDA Movement. This also marked the literal beginning of the Investigative Phase of the Judgment of The Living - the sealing and purification of the Church.

The major phases of the Judgment and Harvest for the Living are as follows:

1) The Investigative Phase - Righteousness By Faith: Announced at Atonement 1959; began at Passover 1960 and ended Passover 1990 - The Branch, our High Priest, in the Most Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary carries out His Mediatorial Judicial Blood and Book Work, - The Sealing of the Living. Those that had faith in The Branch and His heavenly work for them received the merits of His righteousness - keeping of feasts and the daily hour of prayer.

2) The Judicial Phase — Counting and Separation: 1990 Passover to 1993 Passover - The Branch came to His body of professed believers in the earth, as a "thief in the night", on His Traveling Judicial Throne, to perform His Work of Counting and Separation, to literally number and separate the "just and the unjust"; this is a three year period during which the fig tree (BDSDA) is still barren - without the fruit of the Spirit. It is then pruned and fertilized (chastened), and another year is determined, at the end of which the tree will be cut down if it bears no fruit. "The Flood Type" of 377 days is to begin to be fulfilled in antitype at the Second Passover of this year. The fig tree must bear fruit on its branches by Pentecost of 1994 - the end of the four short years. '90 - '94.

3The Executive Phase — Impartation of the Righteousness of Christ: 1993 Passover to 1996 Atonement - (42 months) The Judge and King executes the verdict arrived at during His Mediatorial Judicial Work. The just will receive the impartation of His righteous character through the Holy Ghost's Message and Intercessory Work, while the unjust will bring forth the unrighteous character of the beast and will be slaughtered by the Holy Ghost's Message and Work. The execution of the Judgment begins with the slaughter of The Branch Truth (1993), and will include the slaughter of The Davidian, and The Seventh-Day Adventist Movements respectively, at their appointed times, indicated in the harvest rites. All three of these movements will be purified from their tares. Their remnant will be gathered together under the Holy Ghost's direction into one body having one faith, one truth, one Spirit, and one baptism. The fig tree (BDSDA) was pruned and fertilized when the Branch Davidian "compound" was besieged and burned to the ground by the federal troops (Assyrian army). The message of the Holy Ghost given to them in 1984, in 1990, and again in 1993 was to no avail. It did not bring forth the fruit of repentance and reformation. They continued in their apostasy and rebellion making the name of The Branch and His Truth a curse in all the earth!

It is important to note from the preceding quotes, that there was a four year period before the beginning of the Investigative Phase of the Judgment for the Living. It occurred during the Executive Phase of the Judgment of the Dead 1955-1959. This was the appointed time the Davidian SDA Movement was judged by the Message about Christ the Branch and was spiritually slaughtered.

There is also a four-year period after the Investigative Phase of the Judgment of the Living. It occurred during the Judicial and the Executive Phase 1990-1994. During this time the Branch DSDA Movement was judged by the Branch She, the Holy Ghost message and messenger. There was a literal slaughter at New Mt. Carmel after Passover 1993, on the ninth day of the counting of the omer. The omer is counted from the day of the offering of the wavesheaf to the day of Pentecost. This chastening (judgment Ezek. 9) did prune and fertilize the fig tree that it might bear fruit after one year - the year constituting "The Flood Type". According to this type a great flood of latter rain truth falls from heaven thereby cleansing the earth by the Truth of The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness, the Angel of Rev 18:1 Who lightens the whole earth with Christ's Glory and Righteousness.


THE JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING INVESTIGATIVE PHASE - PASSOVER 1960

"I am however certain that God will not keep us ignorant of the things we ought to know. If it becomes necessary ahead of time the day and hour of the purification of the church, the Antitypical Passover, we will be told." 2TG 41:3:3 (from The Feasts #7, p 2, Ben L Roden).

"Conclusively, then, since the wavesheaf is barley, the first ripe grain, first of the firstfruits (Exodus 23:19), and is offered at Passover which is at the beginning of the harvest of the first-fruits; and since these harvest rites are a figure of soul harvests; and also since those who arose with Christ became a typical living wavesheaf presented as trophies before The Father in Heaven (3 Tract p 79:2); we conclude that since THE MEDIATORIAL JUDICIAL THRONE of Ezekiel One extends to the earthly sanctuary (church) (3Tract p46-47) there must be an Antitypical wavesheaf offered before God's Traveling Throne on earth at that time (Passover).... "The church is judged (names investigated in the books in Heaven, 3 Tr. 50-51; 54:1; 2TG 42-31:2; SAB 30:1) in the time of the Sixth Seal (1 Timely Greetings p 5-11:1), the time in which the 144,000 are sealed (2 Shepherd's Rod p 165:2)...

"Since the 144,000 firstfruits are judged (counted) in the time of the Seventh Seal (2 Shepherd's Rod p 220:1,2) all that The Lord could possibly have at the time of His arrival in His JUDICIAL THRONE to start THE COUNTING of the 144,000 (judging, inspecting the "wedding guests") would be the wavesheaf who are to gather the 144,000 wave loaves." - The Feasts #1 page 3.

From the first statement we can see that The Merkab Throne or Mediatorial Judicial Throne of Ezekiel 1 extends to the earthly sanctuary, the church, at the time of Passover. This event took place at Passover 1960 and began a thirty-year Mediatorial Judicial Work. We understand that during the Judgment of the Dead, Christ's Mediatorial Work in the heavenly Sanctuary was an Investigation of the Books of the Records of those Dead who received Him by faith as their Mediator.

Therefore, in the Judgment of the Living, The Merkab Throne comes to earth at Passover to begin the Mediatorial Judicial Work with the Investigation of the Books of the Records of the Living who accepted Christ The Branch as their Mediator and High Priest in the Most Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary.

There is a thirty-year overlap of The Sixth and The Seventh Seals during The Judgment of The Living. The Mediatorial Judicial Work for the Living begins at the opening of the Seventh Seal while the Sixth Seal, representing the time of harvest for the Judgment of the Dead, is still open. Therefore, this major phase is entitled, The Mediatorial Judicial Work". Mediatorial suggests an Investigation of the Books of the Living, in the time of harvest, during the Sixth Seal. Judicial suggests a Sealing and Numbering in the Books of the Living, in the time of judgment, during the Seventh Seal. This combined work constitutes the Judgment and the Harvest, the sealing and numbering of the Living in the church.


"THE SEALING PHASE" OF THE JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING

"The 144,000 are sealed in the time of the judgment of the church. Since the 144,000 are sealed before the silence of a half an hour, this judgment could not be for the 144,000, which comes after the half hour silence. The judgment spoken of here is the judgment of the church (DSDA-1955 to 1959 - four short years), not for the 144,000. This sealing period is very short (Early Writings p 58). It comes at the end of the latter rain of truth or "in the time between the latter rain of truth (Shepherd's Rod Message) and the outpouring of The Spirit's power... "The 'latter rain1 of truth "at a MONTH" ceased in 1955 at the passing of the messenger. Read November Symbolic Code Vol. 11-1:14. This year (1955) also marked the beginning of THE BRANCH MESSAGE - THE JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING IN THE CHURCH AND SEALING OF THE 144,000 WHICH WE HAVE UNDERSTOOD WOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED IN FOUR SHORT YEARS (1TGr 10:20:1) - a very short period of time (Early Writings p 58). But do not confuse this JUDGMENT FOR THE CHURCH (Davidian SDA) with that of the 144,000 AFTER THE HALF HOUR SILENCE as some have in the past.... The end of this period should bring us to the time of the HALF AN HOUR SILENCE, the ANTITYPICAL PASSOVER." The Harvest, 7, April 5,1960.

"What made the half hour silence? As the judgment opened, John states, 'And out of The Throne... proceeded.... VOICES.... (Rev. 4:5,8). The VOICES ARE DAY AND NIGHT while the Judgment of the Dead is going on. BUT SOMETIME AFTER THE SEVENTH SEAL WAS OPENED these voices were silenced for about half an hour.... Evidently the Judgment, for some reason, HAD STOPPED, and HALF AN HOUR LATER IT RESUMED.... "What made the interruption, and brought about the change? ... We conclude 'HALF AN HOUR' or SEVEN DAYS stands for THE PURIFICATION OF THE CHURCH, pointing forward to the FULFILLMENT OF MALACHI 3:1-6.... We plainly see:

1)  The HALF HOUR SILENCE is seven days between the Judgment of the Dead and the Judgment of the Living;

2)  The HALF HOUR SILENCE stands for the PURIFICATION OF THE CHURCH - the PASSOVER IN ITS ANTITYPE - the CHURCH GOING OUT OF WORLDLINESS - EGYPT; SEPARATION of the wheat from the tares

3)  The LORD'S SUPPER is the ANTITYPICAL PASSOVER and is observed AT PASSOVER TIME. IT IS INSTITUTED WHEN THE TIME COMES TO SEPARATE THE TARES FROM THE WHEAT.

4)  THE HARVEST or JUDGMENT FOR THE 144,000 LIVING SAINTS BEGINS AFTER THE LORD'S SUPPER OR ANTITYPICAL PASSOVER IS INSTITUTED, and IT COMES AT THE END OF THE 430 YEAR PROPHETIC PERIOD OF ABRAHAM WHICH OVERLAPS EZEKIEL'S 430 YEARS." - Ibid, p 8, Ben L. Roden.

From the above references it can be concluded that the half hour silence is the time of the change in Christ's Work from one phase of His Ministration to the next phase of His Harvest Work. At this specified time He finishes the Sealing Phase of His Mediatorial Judicial Work and prepares to begin the Counting Portion or The Judicial Phase of the Harvest and Judgment of the Living in the church.

Inspiration has taught us that:

"Revelation 18:1 prepares the 144,000 to stand without AN INTERCESSOR, (one of two) "Speaking of the finished product, the 144,000 (produced by the 'leaven' that Sr. White said 'will swell') Inspiration describes them as: '.... only those WHO HAVE WITHSTOOD TEMPTATION IN THE STRENGTH OF THE MIGHTY ONE (THE HOLY GHOST), will be permitted to act a part in proclaiming it when it shall have swelled into the Loud Cry.' R.H. Nov. 11, 1908." (Parenthesis and emphasis supplied) - Lesson 7 - The Branch, pg 1, May 25,1958, Ben Roden.


THE JUDICIAL PHASE" OF THE JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING

At the Passover of 1960, Ben Roden, fulfilling the type of Joshua the son of Nun re-instituted the keeping of the feast in antitype, as Joshua of old re-instituted the Passover before he led the children of Israel into The Promised Land. The Seventh Seal opened during this Passover Week and there began a thirty year overlap of the Sixth and Seventh Seals. During this thirty year period the Book Work and the Sealing for the Living was accomplished by our High Priest in the Most Holy Place of the heavenly Sanctuary. All those who had faith in His Mediatorial Blood Work were covered by His Intercession and all their confessed and repented sins were placed upon the veil of the Sanctuary in heaven. In order for the Final Atonement and the Cleansing of the Sanctuary to be completed, the Record of these confessed and repented sins, both of the Dead and of the Living, must be removed from The Sanctuary by the means that God ordained in the Typical Ceremonial Service - the sacrifices offered on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16).


THE TITLES AND WORK OF CHRIST

The different offices and titles that Christ holds and fulfills are not all carried out at the same time. While He is a Priest and Intercessor He does not execute the work of a Judge. He must first finish His Intercessory Mediatorial Blood Work and place His Seal in the minds and hearts of those who by faith accepted His Righteousness, having had faith in the merits of His Blood Work.

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After His Mediatorial Blood Work is finished, The Branch goes before His Father and makes the declaration, "It is Finished," He announces with these solemn words that the Sealing Time and its work have ended: 

"Let him that is unjust be unjust still, let him that is filthy be filthy still, let him that is righteous be righteous still, and let him that is holy be holy still." 

These words begin the half hour silence, during which The Branch comes before The Father to receive His Judicial Throne (The Merkab) and is crowned King and Judge over His people - those who are called by His Name (Christians - Branches), both the just and the unjust, both the wheat and the tares.

The Lord then takes off His priestly garments and puts on His garments of vengeance - the garments of a judge. The Branch sits upon His Traveling Judicial Throne (Merkab - His Mighty Chariot -the masculine form of Merkabah) and comes to the earth as a "thief in the night" to judge His House or Temple - those who have had the most light - Davidian Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists. He begins with the Branches, then the Davidians are judged, followed by the Seventh-Day Adventists. Collectively these movements are represented by The Davidian Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventist Association who purport to have all the present truth and consequently are supposedly living up to the most light. Each one of these movements claims to have all the present truth. Each one of these movements believes they are the storehouse of truth. Each one of these movements is "increased with goods and in need of nothing"; no more truth or prophets. All these movements are in the Laodicean condition, man following man, and have the Denominational name Seventh Day Adventists in their title.

"For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?" 1 Pet 4:17 (NIV)

"The kingdom is given to Christ as soon as He leaves the Throne of Grace (His Mediatorial Throne), and ceases to plead (His Blood) for sinners. From that time the uttermost parts of the earth are His possession, and He at once proceeds to dash the nations in pieces (a work of numbering and separating), so that when His people Israel are planted in the land, the children of wickedness shall not afflict them any more (final separation). (See 2 Sam. 7:10.)"  Prophetic Lights, pages 175-176, E.J. Waggoner, (emphasis supplied)

The Judicial Work is a work of separating the just from the unjust; a counting or numbering the strength of the Israel of today. The separation is done through a latter-day message that is as fuller's soap, a revelation of The Branch and His Righteousness. This message is about His Counterpart, The Other Comforter, The Other Intercessor, the 4th Angel that joins the 3rd Angel at the right time to give Him power and force to give the 'Loud Cry - COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE". 

The Angel of the Lord lightens the whole earth with the Revelation of His Glory and Righteousness. This latter rain message arms the people of God with the means by which they will receive the impartation of the robe of His Righteousness.

The Branch reveals to us how we are to stand in the time of temptation without Him as our Intercessor. He introduces us to the Other Intercessor, the Holy Ghost, Who will give us power to stand in the hour of temptation. This message reveals the "mystery of godliness." It outlines the means by which sinful humanity is to be recreated in the Creators' Image, male and female, and reinstated into their glorious inheritance in the Family of God.


THE ANTITYPICAL PASSOVER - THE COMING OUT OF EGYPT 

UNDER JOSHUA THE SON OF NUN

In 1960 Ben L. Roden, who was the antitype of Joshua the Son of Nun, instituted the Antitypical Passover. He acted as high priest before the Mediatorial Judicial Throne when the Branch came to earth to signal the beginning of the purification of His earthly Temple. Ben L. Roden led all those that were "sighing and crying for the sins in the church" out of the wilderness into the promised land or the kingdom of righteousness. It was a fulfillment in antitype of the coming out of the wilderness of sin (Sinai) and going into the "promised land" under Joshua the successor of Moses. Victor T. Houteff was the previous prophet. He fulfilled the antitype of Moses with the Shepherd's Rod who led the people out of their Egyptian bondage. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Inspiration tells us, retreated back into Egypt. Thus, the SDA church needed to come out of Egyptian bondage and be freed from Pharaoh's (General Conference President) grasp.


THE ANTITYPICAL PASSOVER - THE COMING OUT OF BABYLON THE GREAT 

UNDER JOSHUA THE SON OF JOSEDEK

In 1990 Charles Joseph Pace, who was the antitypical Joshua the son of Josedek, instituted the Antitypical Passover on Mt. Zion Israel. He acted as high priest before the Judicial Throne in behalf of all those who are "sighing and crying" under bondage to sin, in their Babylonian exile, outside the Pure Woman or Church. They are still bound up in the River Euphrates by the doctrines of men - Babylon the Great, "The Mother of Harlots".

This event marked the end of the thirty year period that the Sixth and Seventh Seals overlapped. It represented God's people coming out of Babylonian bondage and repenting of their "ultimate Laodicean condition" - the open and unashamed apostasy in The Branch, The Davidian, and The Seventh-Day Adventist Movement(s). This "Apostate Laodicean Condition" was ultimately and collectively manifested in "The General Association of Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists" or BDSDA. Their claim is that they are the storehouse of all previously revealed truth and are on the cutting edge of presently revealed light. Hence, BDSDA is the ultimate end of the Third Angel's (The Branch) message.

In reviewing Lois Roden's chart entitled, "Heralds of the Morning - The Ministry of the Spirit - A Spiritual Revival and a Spiritual Reformation - In Antitype", the following truths can be determined:

1) According to the 430 years of Ezekiel chapter 4, Passover 1990 marked the end of the German Reformation under Martin Luther the "Father of Faith" who preached that the Righteous­ness of Christ is received by faith not by works;

2) According to the 430 years to Abraham the "Father of Faith" (Gen 15; Ex 12), Passover 1990 marked the end of the English Reformation under John Knox who preached that the Holy Spirit imparts the Righteousness of Christ;

3) In 1560, the English Reformation was officially recognized in Scotland (1560 + 430 = 1990). At Passover 1990 - antitypical Joshua the son of Josedek (Charles Joseph Pace) officially recognized that the Mediatorial Investigative Work was over and that we had only the One Intercessor, the Holy Ghost, to impart to us the Righteousness of Christ. Joshua officially welcomed the Branch as Judge on His Traveling Judicial Throne (The Merkab) in Jerusalem, at Mt. Moriah (Temple site) and the Mt. of Olives (the site where Christ ascended into heaven).

Both these time lines, "The 430 years of Ezekiel Chapter 4" and "The 430 years of Abraham," indicated that 1990 was the end of their prophetic significance, and thus emphasizing that their literal fulfill­ment was at hand. When The Branch left the Heavenly Sanctuary to come in Judgment to the earthly extension of the Sanctuary, "there was time no longer"; no more prophetic time as there was when Christ ministered in Heaven. But, we were now on literal earthly time since Christ was now in the earth on His Traveling Judicial Throne. Since we are on literal earthly time and no longer on prophetic time, the calculation of the times appointed in the symbolic service (i.e. the feasts and the daily) becomes a very important consideration to those who want to be in time with Him, withersoever He goeth, in His Work of Atonement and His soon coming Marriage.

At Passover 1990, in fulfillment of the succession of type and antitype, Charles Joseph Pace was anointed to act out the antitype of Joshua the son of Josedek, the high priest described in Zechariah chapter 3. He stands before the Lord, in behalf of the people, in the closing work of The Atonement as outlined in the chapter called "Joshua and The Angel", in Volume 5 of the Testimonies to The Church, pages 468-476. Inspiration states: "Zechariah's vision of Joshua and the Angel, applies with peculiar force to the experience of God's people in the closing up of the great day of Atonement."


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The closing act of the Atonement takes place when the High Priest comes out of the Sanctuary with the sins of the congregation and places them on the head of the Scapegoat, at the door of the Tabernacle, in the outer court. When The Branch finished His Blood Work in the Most Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary, He left heaven to come down to earth, the outer court, to place the sins of the congregation on the head of the Scapegoat. In this part of the Atonement, the live offering is set free in the wilderness, to carry away the sins of Israel, and the carcasses of the Bullock and the Goat for the sin offering are taken outside the camp to be consumed by fire. The two Rams for a burnt offering are consumed by fire on the brazen altar, within the outer court of the sanctuary.

Joshua, through the message he relates, is instrumental in bringing about the revival and reformation. Thus he frees God's people from spiritual bondage (Babylonian captivity) allowing them to restore The Temple and its true form of worship - a purified priesthood and congregation. It is important to note that Joshua the son of Josedek was contemporary with King Cyrus, therefore, the literal time of revival and reformation is here!

The Branch has come down to earth on His Judicial Throne - The Merkab - to separate us from our sins and from the sinners in the church. He intends to restore His earthly Sanctuary, and build a Temple for the Holy Ghost, Who will dwell within its midst as the Living Spirit of Prophecy. Joshua will have his garments changed by the Angel of Mercy only when the people receive him as their high priest and the representative of the BRANCH. Joshua represents the congregation before The Branch our Judge and the Holy Ghost our Intercessor. And as high priest he also represents The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness - Two Streams flowing together and becoming One Branch - before the congregation. As a teacher of righteousness, Joshua instructs the people how they must approach their Judge - The Branch - through their Intercessor - The Holy Ghost. Thus he unites them to the Lords of righteousness - The Fountain opened for purification of sin and its uncleanness as depicted in Ezekiel chapter 47.


KING CYRUS --THE ANOINTED OF GOD

"Cyrus holds a special place in the history of Israel. He is mentioned in the prophecies of Deutero-Isaiah, in the Book of Ezra... and in the Book of Daniel (1:12; 6:29; 10:1). In these passages he appears both as one destined to save Israel and to fulfill for it a certain mission on behalf of the God of Israel (Deutero-lsaiah), and as one whose edict and command served as a foundation for the return to Zion and the erection of the destroyed temple (Ezra). Apparently the successes of Cyrus, particularly the preparations and steps that indicated that a struggle between him and Babylon was pending, were in part responsible for rousing Isaiah to utter his prophecies on the imminent redemption of Israel and the impending destruction of Babylon. The hopes of the prophet are clearly expressed in chapter 45:1-13: God turns "to His anointed, to Cyrus," whom he helped in the past and will further help in the continuation of his activities ("I will go before you, and level the mountains; I will break in pieces the doors of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron"). Cyrus is to rebuild Jerusalem and restore the exilic community. While he does not yet know the God of Israel ("...I call you by your name, I sur­name you, though you do not know Me"), he may eventually do so, due to the great assistance he will receive from Him. Delivered before the event, this prophecy reveals the feelings and hopes of the prophet who awaits the conquest of Babylon and its punishment (Isa. 46:1-2; 47). 

...Nevertheless, the place occupied by Cyrus in Deutero-lsaiah should not be exaggerated. Although he occasioned many of the prophecies of Deutero-lsaiah, and his appearance was of great importance to the prophet, it is the people of Israel and its God that stand at the center of the prophecy. Cyrus is merely an instrument for the realization of the redemption of Israel through the will of its God. He is understandably a sympathetic figure, for he is a redeemer and not a "rod of anger," but it should not be assumed from his designation "anointed" and "shepherd" that he had an eschatological role or any function after the redemption of Israel (such as being their ruler in place of the House of David, etc.). 

...An explanation of the relations between Cyrus and the Jews rests upon an understanding of his general policy, particularly in Babylon itself. This policy was based upon benevolence toward the conquered, support and sympathy for their gods, and a correction of the injustices done to them by the previous ruler Nabinidus, or in the case of the Jews of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. In conformity with this policy, he restored the Babylonian gods to their temples, reconstructed temples that had been neglected in the time of his predecessor, and even returned exiles to their homes...His policy toward the Jews was similar to that toward the Babylonians. These principles find expression in the Hebrew edict issued to the Jews of Babylon (538 B.C.E.), which appears in Ezra 1:1-2... There Cyrus attributes his decision to erect the temple to a command of God, just as he attributed his actions in Babylon to an order of Marduk. An additional document of his concerning the erection of the Temple is more administrative in nature and deals with the architectural and financial details of the building (Ezra 6:3-5)...

"IN THE AGGADAH: Contradictory opinions are held about Cyrus, the Palestinian rabbis giving a rather favorable account of him while the Babylonians censure him. He was descended from Japheth who was thus rewarded for his commendable behavior toward Noah when drunk. He was chosen by God together with Darius as the instrument of His vengeance against Babylon. Influenced by Daniel's prophecy to Belshazzar (Dan. 5:28) Darius and Cyrus slew him and vowed that they would permit the Jews to return to the Land of Israel with the Temple vessels. His name is regarded as an anagram of the word kasher ("worthy"). He pledged that he would contribute to the Temple service and discovered the treasures that Nebuchadnezzar had hidden. He wept at the destruction of the Temple and as a reward the Medes received the domination of the world and he was thus vouchsafed to sit on the throne of Solomon. Although he granted the Jews permission to rebuild the Temple he permitted the use of wood only, so that it would be easily destroyed should they rebel against him. Moreover when he noticed that the Babylonian cities became desolate because of the emigration of the Jews he forbade them to leave the country." The Judaica Encyclopedia, "Cyrus," p 1185-1186.


ANTITYPICAL KING CYRUS - DAVID KORESH

The name of King Cyrus means "sun" and in Hebrew is translated as Koresh which means "worthy". God anointed Cyrus even at his birth to fulfill the divine plan of his life. Nevertheless, he remained a heathen king and maintained his traditional heathen beliefs and practices. He never was converted to the religion of the Jews, but he was used by God to free them from Babylonian bondage. Cyrus not only aided them in their return to Jerusalem but he helped finance the reconstruction of the city and the restoration of the temple.

In the late summer of 1990 Vernon Howell changed his name to David Koresh. This name change fulfilled the Cyrus type and the coming out of Babylon. What still remained was the return of Joshua the son of Josedek to lead out in the complete restoration of the spiritual Temple (made of "lively stones") and its system of true worship. In these latter days the types of Ezra and Nehemiah, Haggai and Zechariah must also be fulfilled. If there was an antitype of Cyrus (Koresh), then these other types must have their antitypical fulfillment also. The Revival and Reformation must come to purify and restore the Temple, the priesthood and the congregation, and to re-institute true worship under The Branch Theocracy; a pure Theocracy; not a Theocratic monarchy. That is fulfilled. Inspiration has shown us what The Lord desires, and always has. "God means what He says, 'I desire a change here.' THE LORD WANTS THE HOLY SPIRIT TO BE KING". (EGW GCB April 1, 1901). The LORD wants to setup the House of David in the earth through the HOLY GHOST. The Heavenly House of David, "In Earth as it is in Heaven."


THE ELIJAH AND THE ELISHA TYPE -THE ANGEL OF THE LORD AND JOSHUA                                             

Joshua the high priest represents the people before The Traveling Judicial Throne. He is clothed with filthy garments depicting his own spiritual condition and that of the people he represents. Joshua stands and pleads for the people before our only remaining Intercessor the Angel of Mercy, The Holy Ghost. Satan stands at his right hand to accuse him and to remind him that he and the people are sinners and do not deserve to be released from his control. Joshua and the people are in the ultimate Laodicean condition - dead in trespasses and sins. "Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwells with the daughter of Babylon." Zechariah 2:7. While living among the Babylonians, the Israel of God have become lukewarm and have forgotten how God has led them in the past. "And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved." Hosea 12:13

"The message of Elijah that restores all things is indeed an addition to the Third Angel's message, and it shall certainly swell into a loud cry. It shall gather God's people from the four corners of the Earth and bring them out of Babylon, as the earth is lightened with the glory of The Angel (of Mercy) Rev. 18:1-4 ...". 2 Timely Greetings #3 p 8-9

The English spelling of the name ELIJAH is in the Hebrew a feminine gender noun with the "ah" end­ing. The name EL-I-JAH also implies the fullness and power of the God Family. EL - the Father; I - the I Am, the Divine Mother; JAH - Jahshua, the Son; and J AH - AH, the Feminine Adam - the Holy Ghost, that came forth from the Second Adam. Thus, the name ELIJAH denotes the spirit and power of the God Family as conveyed to humanity through the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Restorer of all things, even eternal life without seeing death.

The ELIJAH who restores all things is not a man, but the Author and Giver of Life, the Mother of All Living, the HOLY GHOST. The Spirit of Prophecy Herself is the Author and Interpreter of the Scriptures. THE ANGEL OF THE LORD will RESTORE ALL THINGS even eternal life without seeing death. The Spirit and Power of Resurrection and Life will renew and restore our hearts, our minds and our bodies as She has done for Jesus and the resurrected Wavesheaf. ELIJAH the Holy Ghost took away the curse of sin and death from Jesus and the Wavesheaf, completely restoring to them all that was lost.              

"See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers: or else I will come and strike the land with a curse." — Malachi 4:5,6 (NIV)

ELIJAH turns the heart of Yeshua toward His children. Through obedience She turns the rebellious hearts of Her children toward their Father. Only a Mother, the Mother of All the Living, Who has given us spiritual life through our spiritual birth, could accomplish such an act of love and mercy. She renews our stony hearts to hearts of flesh, thereby restoring us to the perfect and holy Image of our Everlasting Father and Creator. Her mercy and compassion covers our unrighteous behavior. With Her robe of Christ's righteousness She covers Her disobedient children as a mother hides her children behind her skirt or apron from their father's deserved punishment. The Father then only sees the Mother's mercy and love covering His disobedient children.

Our Father can see the mercy and love of the Holy Ghost only when His children choose to hide behind Her righteous covering. Thus, She justifies Her children before their Father, the righteous Judge, Who only sees His Glory when He looks down from His Throne of Judgment. His heart is turned towards them, for they know and acknowledge their Mother as their only Intercessor and as the Father's Helpmate. The Father is so moved by the respect and obedience given by the children to their Mother that He grants them pardon. They have met the requirements of His law and have been justified and restored to His good graces through the Intercession of the Holy Ghost.

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

The one who comes in the spirit and power of Elijah can only be Joshua the high priest. He has "the garment change" first. Elijah the Holy Ghost casts Her mantle of truth and righteousness upon Elisha, the Joshua of today, and his filthy garments are taken away. Joshua receives a double portion, a message of Yehshua The Branch and of the power of His righteousness the Holy Ghost. He is empowered from on high to teach this glorious message and in turn empower and crown those that the Lord names. Elisha, the teacher of righteousness, will reestablish the school of the prophets where those that sit before him will learn unadulterated truth from the Spirit of Prophecy. As they accept this message they will also be doubly blessed and covered with Her mantle of truth and righteousness. The Holy Ghost will crown them and give them the gifts needed to finish Their work in the earth and to cut it short in righteousness. They will also become prophets as they graduate from this real life-training course.


HOW THE BRANCH, REVELATION 18:1, INCURS THE MARK OF THE BEAST

"The ENEMIES of the JUDGMENT MESSAGE IN THE CHURCH AND the ENEMIES of the JUDGMENT MESSAGE IN THE WORLD are BOTH imbued with the SPIRIT of the BEAST -both doing the SAME KIND OF WORK against God's people FIRST IN THE CHURCH then IN THE WORLD." - Lesson 7, p 4.

"...The same Satanic power will soon manifest itself, in consolidation with the BEAST, within the churches in Babylon, there to oppose the MARKING of the second fruits as it is NOW IN LAODICEA opposing the MARKING of the firstfruits." Tract 9 p 63

"...THE SUREST WAY OF ERRING AND LOOSING OUT IS TO GIVE EAR TO THE VOICE OF MEN (OR WOMEN) IN THE PLACE OF THE VOICE OF GOD." White House Recruiter p 46:2

"THE BEAST WE ARE TOLD IS A MAN..THE DEMAND TO WORSHIP, OBEY THE BEAST'S COMMAND, THEREFORE, IS A DEMAND TO WORSHIP (OR OBEY) MAN IN PLACE OF GOD. BOTH MARKS are for no other purpose but for to DEFINE who is who - who is FOR GOD and who is FOR THE BEAST." - Lesson 7, p 5.

To truly understand how the Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventist Movement incurred the mark of the beast instead of the mark or Seal of God, it is important to note that in the Scriptures a beast is a symbol of a system of government. In this case it is a religio-political and economic system. A theocracy would also be a religio-political and economic system of government. The only difference is that in a theocracy God is in control through a man chosen by Him; whereas in the beast system, Satan is in control through a man chosen by men. In the beast system, as in the ultimate Laodicean Church, a man or an organization elected by the people agrees to govern the body of believers that have elected or chosen them. These believers fully uphold and support their leadership in whatever circumstance or demand that might present itself, even if it meant breaking the requirements of God. Of course, the Word of God rationalizes each and every degrading and demoralizing step. They are frequently drilled to be in one accord with the leadership and not to go off on their own. Thus, their feelings of conscience are quieted and they become more deeply entrenched in this system of deceit and falsehood, receiving the mark, which is the number of a man - the mark of the beast.

The number 666 symbolizes this perfectly man-made religio-political economic system of govern­ment known as The Beast". Since man was created on the sixth day, six is the number of man in the Scriptures. In the system of government known as The Beast the number 666 depicts the three levels controlled by man's ideas - 6 = religion, 6 = politics and 6 = economics.

The Branch incurred the mark of the beast when the people chose for themselves a leader and a king instead of accepting God's anointed priest and judge. David Koresh fulfilled the dual type of a sinful king (David) and a heathen king (Cyrus). The people followed him in his apostasy and in his open rebel­lion to the requirements of the Law of God. He openly declared himself, as Lucifer did in heaven, to be equal to the Son of God. David Koresh claimed to be the Lamb of God and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah Who alone was able to open the Seven Seals.

In order that the Word of God (Christ) in the Message of The Branch might be crucified afresh bv His professed believers, the Lord allowed Vernon to teach his message and to bring the curse of sin upon the Branch and Davidian Message(s). Through Vernon's prophetic claims and unorthodox lifestyle, the name of The Branch was made a curse in the whole earth. His disciples blindly accepted his dictatorial hold upon them, allowing him to live in open sin without question or rebuke. This lukewarm attitude revealed the true condition and motives of their hearts. These "position seekers" were willing to do anything that the man they had chosen to follow commanded. They became perfect Laodiceans.

They gave up their wives and allowed them to commit adultery. They gave their young daughters and the unmarried women as concubines to commit fornication with their leader. The married men went against their marriage vows and became celibate. Celibacy as a way of life is not a requirement to be practiced by the Levitical or the Melchizedek priesthood. But, it is the position the Roman Catholic Church takes with its priesthood and nuns.

The Roman church is the counterfeit of God's system of government and is symbolized by the non-descript beast in Daniel. This beast system takes the position that all the nuns (females in the church order) are married to Christ or to His vicar or representative the pope. In the Roman church many nuns secretly bear children sired by the priest in charge of their convent. As in the case at New Mt. Carmel, Vernon claimed all the women there as his and sired several children secretly. The Lord, however, revealed his secret sins to the world, even though his followers still try to deny that he had any such relations. Especially one who is a wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked Laodicean, like Vernon Howell, will not mock the Lord.

The law of God states, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." This includes any immoral sexual acts or perversions. According to God's Law, married women are not to give themselves over to another man and to bear his children. This is an abomination to the Lord! The Lord changes not!

The Law also states, "You must not be envious of your neighbor's house, or want to sleep with his wife, or want to own his slaves, oxen, donkeys, or anything else he has." Exodus 20:17 (TLB) This commandment has both moral and physical aspects to consider. Vernon desired his followers to give all they had to him: their money, their possessions, their wives, their husbands, their children, their bodies, their hearts, their minds and their lives.

This requirement is also characteristic of the Roman church. Before the pope lost his ultimate power and authority, he claimed ownership of all that his followers possessed. The Scriptures tell us that, "We are not our own," but, that we are bought with the price of our Lord's death. All that we possess belongs to Him already. So to give ourselves to anyone else would be presumption.

Vernon Howell made an "image" to this "non-descript beast" - the Roman church — when he set up his false system of government in the Branch Movement. The Lord allowed this "abomination that maketh desolate" to be set up in the holy place — where the Branch placed His name and where His Truth was taught - in order that the Word of Truth in The Branch Message would be crucified afresh and that the Final Atonement be made for the Living.

"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose con­sciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything that God created (not man) is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed." - 1 Timothy 4:1-6 (NIV)


HOSEA’S PROPHECY OF THE BRANCH APOSTASY

"When Ephraim spoke, men trembled; he was exalted in Israel. But he became guilty of Baal worship and died." Hosea 13:1 (NIV) "And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding (preconceived ideas, habits, practices), all of it the work of the craftsmen (choresh • khoresh - a fabricator, a devisor of that which is bad, a doer of magical craft, a cunning artificer, one who works in secret taken from Strong's Hebrew Diet.): they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves." Hosea 13:2 (KJV)

David Koresh cunningly and craftily devised his plan to overturn the government that the Lord Himself ordained in the Branch Movement. He deceived himself and the people through his own private interpretations, ideas and practices. Thus, his followers, loyal to the death, assisted in molding Vernon Howell into their "idol shepherd."

"They shall disappear like morning mist, like dew that quickly dries away, like chaff blown by the wind, like a cloud of smoke. I alone am God, your Lord, and have been ever since I brought you out from Egypt (SDA bondage). You have no God but me, for there is no other Savior (but the Branch). I took care of you in the wilderness, in that dry and thirsty land (SDA - Egypt)." Hosea 13:3-5 (TLB)

"According to their pasture (spiritual feeding place), so were they filled (given meat in due season); they were filled (received an abundance of truth), and their heart was exalted (became proud, increased with goods and in need of nothing); therefore have they forgotten me (they forgot that it was the Word, Christ the Branch, that supplied their needs)." Hosea 13:6 (KJV)

"You are destroyed, O Israel, because you are against me (the Branch), against your helper (the Holy Ghost). Where is your king (David Koresh), that he may save you? Where are your rulers (Steve Schneider and the mighty men) in all your towns, of whom you said, 'Give me a king and princes (the people chose a king and leaders to rule over them)'?" Hosea 13:9,10 (NIV)

"I gave thee a king (David Koresh) in mine anger (the Lord wanted the Holy Ghost to be King), and took him away in my wrath (devoured by fire from the Holy Ghost message)." Hosea 13:11 (KJV)

"Ephraim's (BDSDA of the ten tribes) sins are harvested and stored away for punishment. New birth (through the Holy Ghost Message) is offered him, but he is like a child resisting in the womb-how stubborn! How foolish! Shall I ransom him from hell? Shall I redeem him from Death? O Death, bring forth your terrors for his tasting! O Grave, demonstrate your plagues! (the siege and holocaust at New Mt. Carmel) For I will not relent!" Hosea 13:12-14 (TLB)

"He (David Koresh) was called the most fruitful (most productive in a physical sense) of all his broth­ers, but the east wind (the message for him to repent) - a wind of the Lord (a message given by the Holy Ghost and sent from Gads-den. Alabama - north east of Waco, Texas) from the desert (the wilder­ness where the Living Waters Branch of Righteousness has Her place) - will blow hard upon him and dry (bum) up his land (New Mt. Carmel Center). All his flowing springs (private interpretations) and green oases (habits and practices) will dry away, and he will die of thirst (lacking the Living Waters -the Holy Ghost - the true Spirit of Prophecy)." Hosea 13:15 (TLB)

"Though he (David Koresh) be fruitful among his brethren (his followers), an east wind (a message to repent from Gads Den, north east of Waco) shall come, the wind (breath or message) of the LORD (the Holy Ghost) shall come up from the wilderness (outside the camp of New Mt. Carmel), and his spring (Vernon's source of knowledge) shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil (adulterate) the treasure (precious truths) of all pleasant vessels (contained in the writings given to us by the Spirit of Prophecy - the Holy Ghost)." Hosea 13:15 (KJV)

"Samaria (BDSDA - a watch tower for Israel) must bear her guilt, for she rebelled (was in open apostasy in the ultimate Laodicean condition) against her God (the Branch). Her people will be killed by the invading army (Assyrian Confederacy - SDA - BATF - FBI conspiracy), her babies dashed to death against the ground, her pregnant women ripped open with a sword." Hosea 13:16

"Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? Prudent, and he shall know them? For the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein." Hosea 14:9


THE "IDOL SHEPHERD"

Since the Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventist Movement was given the most light, it's collective truth represents The Third Angel's Message in verity. Therefore, the BDSDA Movement would also characterize the ultimate Laodicean condition in the House of God (1 Peter 4:17). David Koresh, their chosen leader, represented "a sinful messiah". Hence, he also depicted the antitype of all the sinful kings of Judah. such as Saul, David, Solomon, Ahab, Manassas, Zedekiah, etc., who persuaded the people to follow them in their backsliding, rebellion and apostasy against God. The people of Israel wanted to be like the other nations. They were not content to be led by a high priest, a spiritual leader and prophet anointed and appointed of God. Like the nations of Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome etc., Israel desired a king, a mere mortal idolized as their god.

Cyrus, whose name translates as "the sun", was a heathen king anointed of God to do special work. He was able to conquer Babylon and set the Jewish exiles free to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the city and their Temple. Cyrus remained unconverted, and as their dictator, the Jewish people were still not fully released from the heathen influences he set upon their social and religious life. King Cyrus served God's purposes. But they were still unable to govern themselves in harmony with God's law. A revival and reformation was still needed to complete the Temple and restore true worship. God's people needed to return to a Theocracy and establish a high priest as their judge and leader. The Branch as the heavenly Leader and Joshua the high priest as the under leader.


GOD'S PLAN OF GOVERNMENT

Joshua the high priest is the means by which The Lord will release His people from the ultimate Laodicean condition, the mark of the beast - following man and not God. That is, following a man chosen by the people, and not anointed and appointed by the Holy Ghost to lead out in the work.

"O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. They that dwell under his shadow shall return: they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine (Branch of righteousness): the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon. Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols (following men)? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me (the Holy Ghost) is thy fruit (of the Spirit) found." Hosea 14:6-8

Cyrus, in the type, was anointed to do a special work for the people of God, but without inspiration. This was also the case in the antitype with David Koresh, who in verity set up the beast system of government in the Revelation 18 church of today, The Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventist Association.

David Koresh was at the spiritual and ultimate crossroads of his life. He could turn to the right and repent, or turn to the left as did Lucifer and rebel. Vernon had the ability to reverse the curse and condi­tion that Lucifer's sin wrought. He did not have to receive the " ultimate mark of the beast." Vernon could choose to overcome him by doing that which Satan could not and would not do; repent and fully come under the authority and government of God. Instead of receiving the mark of the beast, he would receive the Seal of God on his forehead. Only the Lord knew Vernon's heart and the hearts of all those that perished in the fire. Let us hope that they all judged themselves and are raised unto righteousness.

The ultimate "sin condition" in the Laodicean church will come to an end only when the people receive Joshua as "a teacher of righteousness" and their high priest. He will then represent them before the Branch, our righteous Judge, Who sits on His Executive Judicial Throne. They must recognize his work in their behalf in the finishing up of the Atonement. The people must cry to the Angel of Mercy. Take away his filthy garments and crown him with a fair miter." indicating that they have accepted the means the Lord has ordained to cleanse them from their sins. The Angel of Mercy, the Fourth Angel, is truly The Branch She the Lord our righteousness. The Daughter of David, The Holy Ghost, joins The Branch, the Son of David, The Third Angel and member of the Godhead, in His work of at-one-ment or in marriage.

The Bride wears white linen, which is the righteousness of the saints. Joshua the high priest, acting on behalf of the people, receives a new message, a change of raiment, the white linen vestments of a priest, through the Angel of Mercy, the Bride of Christ. Thus, the work of cleansing and purification, the revival and reformation, is brought by The Branch She, The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness as this latter rain (reign) message is taught to the people by Joshua, Her under leader and the high priest. Joshua receives the message first, and then he passes his crown to others as he teaches it to them. Consequently they will be revived, reformed and purified.

"In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness." Jeremiah 33:15,16


JOSHUA AND THE FOURTH ANGEL, THE LIVING WATERS

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The type that is providentially manifested in the antitype is direct and clear! The Holy Ghost, The Fourth Angel, breathed resurrection power and eternal life into The Third Angel, The Branch the Son of David, cleansing Him from all our sin and uncleanness, thereby, restoring and renewing Him to the sinless condition.

The Branch finished His Investigative Mediatorial Blood Work in heaven and began His Judicial Work of counting or numbering the living saints in the earth. Therefore, we were left without an Intercessor and High Priest when He became a Judge. During the half hour silence at Passover 1990, Joshua was anointed and appointed by The Judge to fill the office of high priest. Through the work of the Holy Ghost the Other Intercessor, Joshua represents all that had been sealed during the Investigative Mediatorial Judicial Work before The Judicial Throne.

Through the message of The Holy Ghost that was given by him in 1984 and met its literal fulfillment at Passover 1990, this antitypical Joshua was anointed and appointed to wear the crown and the linen garments of the high priest - the mantle of Elijah Who is the Spirit of Prophecy. Only Joshua understood the time and the event of the Judicial Phase of the Judgment of the Living. Only he welcomed our Lord and Judge during the half hour silence at Passover 1990, when He came down on His Traveling Judicial Throne to the Mount of Olives. Only he understood that The Branch was to begin the Judicial Phase of the Judgment, as "a thief in the night", which was a numbering, a separating and a judging of the House of David, the Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists.

At the beginning of His work of numbering and separating, an 'earnest' of the Wavesheaf was offered in Jerusalem. The Wavesheaf or priestly (high priest) offering, pointed forward to the literal Wavesheaf to be physically presented before The Lord's Throne during the Executive Phase of the Judgment. This symbolism is accurate since the high priest is a part of the first of the first fruits and he represents all of the people to be harvested during the Judgment of the Living. Therefore, when Joshua was told to stand up for the people in the earth, the Branch as Judge came to His House in judgment. He began separating and numbering the church through the latter rain message about the Holy Ghost as another Intercessor, who would impart Christ's crown and robe of righteousness to the faithful. Joshua was the first to be separated and numbered among the faithful, and thus, he represented the entire harvest to be gathered in these latter days.


THE LIVING WATERS BRANCH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

The change of ministration from the Mediatorial Investigative Phase to the Judicial Phase left only the One Intercessor through whom Joshua the high priest could come before The Judicial Throne in behalf of the House of God. It was necessary that a new name be given to the Movement that was brought forth by the Message that depicts the Intercessory Work and Office of The Branch She, the Lord our righteousness. The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness was the new name given by the mouth of the Lord. This new name depicts the finishing up of the Atonement and the purification from sin and its uncleanness through the Living Waters of Separation (Numbers chapter 9 and Ezekiel chapter 47). This name depicts the impartation of Yeshua's righteous character to His true followers who have accepted Him and His Bride as their Intercessors and Redeemers.

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The prophecy in Ezekiel Chapter 47 about the River of Life coming forth from the Throne or Mercy Seat, is fulfilled and depicted in the name and work of this Message and Movement. The term Branch has more than one meaning. It can be a branch of a plant or tree or a very small creek. Consequently, from The Judicial Throne flows the Living Waters Branch of Righteousness — The Holy Ghost in a message of present truth. This latter rain message, teaches about the "mystery of iniquity" and its antidote, the "mystery of godliness," or the restoration of humanity with divinity. This glorious present truth message gives the knowledge, wisdom and understanding about the "mystery of the Godhead" and the restoration of divinity to man. When received, as given through the anointed channel Joshua the high priest, he passes on a crown of truth and power to the receiver.

When this truth crowns the individual, it is received in the heart and the mind, imbuing the receiver with power to overcome sin through the indwelling power of Christ the Holy Ghost - "Christ in you, the hope of glory." Thus cleansing those who daily come before The Judgment Seat of Mercy through the Intercession and Work of The Holy Ghost. This work is depicted in Zechariah chapter 3 and in Vol 5 of the Testimonies in the Chapter entitled "Joshua and The Angel".

Joshua stands before The Judicial Throne on behalf of those people who are "sighing and crying" for the sin and uncleanness in their lives and the deplorable Laodicean condition of the professed followers of present truth. His priestly garments, a covering of glory, represent The Holy Ghost Message given to him first in truth and afterward in pre-Pentecostal power. Joshua teaches this truth to those who have faith in the Other Intercessor after the Branch finished His Investigative Mediatorial Blood Work in heaven. He places the same crown of truth upon their heads that he himself has received. Thus, they are prepared to receive the latter reign of the Holy Ghost during the Executive Judgment, which imbues them with power from on high to overcome sin and death, restoring them to the family of God. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are imparted to these overcomers to finish up the work and to cut it short in righteous­ness.


I WILL SPEAK TO HER COMFORTABLY

The Woman or The Pure Church - The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness - is in the wilderness (of sin) for a three and one half year period (1260 days - years), from Passover 1990 to Atonement 1993. During this time The Branch speaks comfortably from His Judicial Throne to Her representative and under leader Joshua about the Intercession and Work of The Angel of Mercy. Through Her Intercession the Holy Ghost covers the high priest with "a complete revelation of the character of Jesus Christ The Righteous Branch." Joshua then teaches the manner in which Christ's righteousness is to be imparted. The whole earth will be lightened with Christ's Glory through the revelation of the Holy Ghost - the Imparter of His Righteousness.

At Passover 1990 The Branch our High Priest finished His Investigative Mediatorial Work in Heaven. His blood was no longer to be shed and thereby act as a covering for the sinner. The Message of the Pure Woman was brought forth. The Holy Ghost alone began to intercede on behalf of believers. Thus, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots, fell spiritually because she no longer had a covering to hide her spiritual nakedness. Only the Intercession of The Holy Ghost can be our covering now. Her pure wedding garment - the righteousness of the saints - is placed upon the overcomers.


ADORNED AS HIS BRIDE

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Babylon the Great is Fallen, is Fallen! She was judged and found wanting, before the Traveling Judicial Throne. Her own righteousness is as the filthy rags stained with the blood of a removed woman. While she unrepentantly continues to live in her falsehood and deception the harlot church will truly be exposed now that she does not have the covering of His blood to hide behind. We now have no excuse.

His robe of righteousness can be adorned by those who not only have faith in His blood, but, by those who have faith to literally receive the Holy Ghost into their lives.

Christ the Holy Ghost must be in you as your only hope of Glory! The counting and separation is accomplished by the introduction of the latter rain message of the Holy Ghost as THE ONLY INTERCESSOR. Those that accept Her are counted worthy to receive the impartation of Christ's Righteousness and are separated from their sins and uncleanness and from the sinners and the unclean in the church. This short work prepares them for the EXECUTIVE PHASE of the Judgment during which the literal separation from sin and uncleanness takes place, and the change of the Bride's (the Holy Ghost) raiment and our characters is accomplished. The Holy Ghost as our Intercessor (the scapegoat) takes on our sin and uncleanness. Through Her power we are able to be overcomers. Our sins are then removed from our body temples and we, as lively stones, are fit into Her Temple (Body of believers). Therefore, when we are cleansed, She is able to put on Her clean veil or wedding garment without spot or wrinkle, which is "the righteousness of the saints."


THE EXECUTIVE PHASE OF THE JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING --

CHRIST THE WORD, THE BRANCH TRUTH, IS CRUCIFIED AFRESH

The Branch Movement was born in verity and in fullness only after the Davidian Movement had prophetically withered and died. This was culminated at Atonement or the Feast of Tabernacles in 1959, even though the DSDA Movement did not officially disband until 1962. It was at this time of the year that our Lord was born in a Succoth or a tabernacle in the town of Bethlehem. Therefore, from Tabernacles 1959 to Passover 1993 The Branch Davidian SDA Movement was 33 1/2 years old, the same age that Christ the Branch was when He was crucified at Passover on Mt. Calvary.

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"Since the SDA are the first to be purified (Branch Davidian SDA of today), the message through type (Judah) and antitype (DB DSDA) deals with them first. The sad part is that type reveals that Judah (in the church - Davidian BD SDA) will again crucify The Branch. Since The Branch is not a person but Christ, inspiration reveals they (Judah - Davidian BD SDA) crucify Christ by rejecting His Message - The Branch (The Branch - She - The Holy Ghost). This is also what the Davidians say: 'just as Christ was crucified, so the two witnesses (the Branch and Rod Movements) will be killed. And Christ was resurrected, so the two witnesses will be raised.... The prophecy of Revelation 11 shows that Christ in our day, in the form of His truth. His Word, is to be crucified afresh at the hands of His professed people and that the truth will be raised in glorious exaltation and victory and to the shame of its enemies." - Branch Lesson #3, page 8, Ben L. Roden, July 10, 1958.

From the above quotation you can see that the first to be purified, are The Davidian Branch Davidian SDA, and they represent the ultimate Laodicean condition. The Third Angel's Message and Movement in verity, the house of God -- Judah. They are also the first to be visited by The Judge on His Traveling Throne to execute the Judgment. Therefore, The Davidian Branch Davidian SDA professed followers will crucify afresh The Branch in His Truth because they are "increased with goods and in need of no more light" or a prophet.

But The Lord pleads with them, "Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve. that thou mayest see. As many as I love. I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with mv Father in his throne." Rev 3:17-21

The Branch She, The Fourth Angel's Message and Movement, must join The Third Angel's Mes­sage and Movement, at the right time to give power and force to give The Loud Cry to the church and then to the world. Christ The Branch was crucified, "at the hands of His professed followers," and was "raised in glorious exaltation and victory" by The Holy Ghost, His Shekinah Glory. Likewise, Christ The Word of Truth in The Branch Message was crucified afresh at Passover 1993. before the whole world, by His professed people, The Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists.

The Word of Truth will also be "raised in glorious exaltation and victory" by the breathe of Life from the Spirit of Truth in the Living Waters Branch of Righteousness — a Message and Movement.

The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness, the Holy Ghost Message and Movement about The Fourth Angel and member of the Godhead, will join The Third Angel and member of the Godhead at the right time to give power and force to His Message and Movement, The Branch Davidian SDA Movement. The Loud Cry, "Behold the Bride and the Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet Them!" will be given by this company of believers to awaken the sleeping virgins in the churches.

The marriage of humanity with divinity will then take place. The Branch He will literally be joined in marriage to His Bride the Branch She. And then, The Lords of Our Righteousness will call all the faithful and the just to Their Marriage Supper to partake of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, the Passover Meal, in the Kingdom of Peace and Righteousness. It is at this meal that the Groom, Yeshua the Branch, and the Bride, Elijah the Branch, will partake of the cup and the bread together before Their guests and witnesses, signifying that Both had taken part and had prepared Themselves for this long awaited day, when Their divinity and our humanity would be in AT-ONE-MENT again, as we were before sin entered this universe.

When Christ was crucified He took the slaughter of Ezekiel 9 (eternal death) on our behalf. This was the Atonement or the Executive Phase of The Judgment of the Living in His day (the Judgment of the Dead). Christ the Word of Truth in The Branch Message, therefore, must fulfill this type, in antitypeDuring Passover 1993, thirty-three and one half years after the Branch Message was born in verity at the Feast of Tabernacles 1959, the fullness of the time had come for the atoning sacrifice of Christ the Word to be made for the living in these last days.

Since the half hour silence during Passover represents the change of His ministration during the work of the Final Atonement for the Living, the week of Passover 1993 pointed to the opening of The Executive Phase of the Judgment of the Living. It was at this Passover (1993) that Christ the Word of Truth in The Branch Message was made a curse before the whole world and crucified afresh by His own professed followers. It was demonstrated to the world that they were following a man, David Koresh, instead of the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy. Thus, The Branch Davidian Message (Truth) and The Branch and The Davidian names were made a curse in all the earth. The Two Witnesses (The Branch & The Davidian Messages) were killed and are to lie in the street for 3 days (a day for year or 3 years), after which they will be resurrected to again witness to the Truth before the world.

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The Lord took upon Himself the sins of His professed followers. Likewise, Christ the Word of Truth in the Branch Message must again take upon Himself the sins of His professed followers. Those that believe in The Word - the testimony of Jesus, and follow Christ today. Christ became a curse for us and died an ignominious death. Hence, The Word of Truth in The Branch Message must also become a curse in all the earth and die an ignominious death at the hands of the people professing to be called by His Name, Davidian Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists.

There were many Branches, Davidians and Seventh-Day Adventists who despised the shame, denying to know the Word of Truth or that they were called by His Name. Many found a legitimate excuse to defend their stand against accepting The Branch Truth. Others hid themselves from public view for fear of reproach and reprisals as Peter the apostle did the night he betrayed his Lord. All have been or will be tested by their choice - the unadulterated Truth of the Branch or the truth mixed with error of David Koresh.

Vernon was a thief and a murderer like Barabbas (meaning "son of the father). Most of the world listened to what Vernon, the son of the father of lies was saying or was misquoted to have said. Thus reproach was brought upon The Branch Truth and the Lord our righteousness, the True Son of the Father in heaven. Vernon tried to impersonate the Lamb, the true Son of God, as Lucifer attempts to do.


THE FINISHING UP OF THE ATONEMENT

The Final Atonement for the Israel of today must be made. The Executive Judgment for the Living must take place. Jesus, Yeshua the Messiah, took our Ezekiel 9 slaughter for us and He became a type for the Final Atonement when Christ the Word as The Branch must be crucified afresh by Judah -- DB DSDA. On the day of Atonement a Bullock, 2 Rams, and a Goat are slain and offered (Leviticus16). Atonement is made for the priest, and the congregation when the record of the sins of the people is removed from The Sanctuary. In these last days, these sacrifices point us to Christ the Word of Truth in His Messages, not a specific person.

During The Judgment of the Living, which is the Final Atonement for the people of God, these sacrifices represent Christ the Word in His Messages of Truth in the following movements:

1) The Bullock which is slain for a sin offering for the priest(hood) represents the Seventh-Day Adventist Movement which taught the Sabbath and Sanctuary Truth - the Atonement;

2) The first Ram for a burnt offering for the priesthood represents the 1888 Message, which taught righteousness by faith and the impartation of the righteous of Christ - rejected by the General Conference (leadership) at Minneapolis;

3) The other Ram for a burnt offering for the congregation represents the Davidian Seventh-Day Adventist Movement (a layman's movement) which taught repentance and announced the kingdom or the Judgment of the Living was at hand;

4) The Goat for a sin offering for the congregation represents The Branch DSDA Movement, which brought the Judgment of the Living and revealed The Branch as Our High Priest;

According to the type, all of these Movements must die in order that the purification from sin and the Final Atonement is accomplished. The Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventist Association represents the Message of The Branch as High Priest. Since The Branch represents the whole congregation before The Father, consequently, all of these sacrifices and truths are collectively and ultimately contained in the movement, which progressed, with all the light, The Branch Movement - the Third Angel's Message in verity.

The Branch Truth and Movement incurred the sins of its professed believers when they lived out the ultimate Laodicean apostasy. The collective or corporate sins of the whole Advent Movement were placed upon The Branch our High Priest - Christ the Living Word of God. The life (blood) of the Goat is taken for a sin offering to cover the "corporate sins" of the congregation including those of the priest(hood) or leadership. To satisfy the requirement of the Goat for the Lord in antitype, the Truth of The Branch Our High Priest was rejected and thereby crucified afresh (slaughtered) by His professed believers - Branches, Davidians, and Seventh-Day Adventists. All these Movements have rejected His Messages of Present Truth and have become true Laodiceans - living in open rebellion and apostasy to The Son Who is the Word of God and The Holy Ghost Who is the Spirit of Prophecy. The Testimony of Jesus - the Word - is the Spirit of Prophecy. Therefore, rejecting present Truth was rejecting Christ the Word and the Holy Ghost - the unpardonable sin.


THE ATONEMENT IN TYPE

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"Aaron shall come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering. And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD'S lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness."

"And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atone­ment for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself: And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil: And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not: And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times."

"Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat., and before the mercy seat: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the unclean-ness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness. And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel. And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the LORD, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about. And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times. and cleanse it. and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel." - Lev 16:3-19


THE SCAPEGOAT

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"And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congrega­tion, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat: And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.

"And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there: And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people. And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.

"And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp. And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp: and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung. And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp." Lev 16:21-28

"Azazel is the Hebrew name of the place or the "power" to which one of the goats in the Temple service of the Day of Atonement was sent, there is a great deal of confusion regarding the exact meaning of the word. The name appears in Leviticus (16:8-10)...The goat, which was dispatched to Azazel, was not a sacrifice since it was not slaughtered. From the actual verses it was not even certain whether the goat was killed; thus it seems that the two goats can be compared to the two birds used in the purification ritual of the leper. Just as there one of the birds is set free to fly over the field (Lev. 14:4-7), so here too the goat of Azazel was sent into the wilderness, i.e., to cleanse the people of their sins. This is also the reason why the ritual took place on the Day of Atonement.

A detailed description of the ritual in the Second Temple is found in the Mishnah in the general description of the avodah of the Day of Atonement.; the high priest casts lots - upon one the word L-YHWH ("For the Lord") was written and upon the other La-'Azazel ("For Azazel"). Afterward he drew lots and on the head of the one chosen for Azazel he bound a thread of crimson wool and stood the animal opposite the gate through which it would ultimately be taken (Yoma 4:1-2)...

It seems that even in the time of the Second Temple when they used to kill the goat, its actual death was not considered indispensable since, as soon as the goat reached the desert, the high priest was permitted to continue with the divine service and was not required to wait until the goat was killed...

The exact meaning of Azazel was a point of dispute already in the times of the talmudic sages: some held that it is the name of the place to which the goat was sent, while others believed that it was the name of some "power." According to the first opinion, the word Azazel is a parallel to "A land which is cut off' (Lev. 16:22), meaning an area of rocks and cliffs, i.e., inaccessible. The word Azazel is also interpreted as meaning strong and hard... namely hardest of the mountains...It does appear that this is an attempt to reconcile the meaning of the word Azazel with the actual usage in the time of the Second Temple, namely to bring the goat to a cliff and to push it off. The interpretation does not quite fit the written form of the word. The second opinion, which sees Azazel as a supernatural power is based on Leviticus (16:18) "One lot for the Lord and the other lot for Azazel," i.e., just as the first goat is set aside for the Lord so the second is set aside for Azazel, Azazel being a parallel to the Lord - AZAZEL - Judaica Encyclopedia, p 999-1002          

The definition of Scapegoat in the Strong's Concordance is as follows: #H5799. 'aza'zel, az-aw-zale'; from #H5795 and #H235; goat of departure; the scapegoat:- scapegoat. #H5795. 'ez, aze; from #H5810; a she-goat (as strong), but masculine in the plural (which also is used elliptically for goats' hair): - (she) goat, kid.

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When one examines the above account about Azazel and studies the definition for scapegoat in the Strong's Concordance, the following theory may be determined about this sacred ritual. The definition points out two very interesting aspects of the scapegoat. The first aspect is that the scapegoat in the singular form takes on the feminine gender and is called a she-goat. And secondly, when it is in the plural form it takes on the masculine gender as in goats' hair, etc.

Here we have somewhat of a riddle. In the Hebrew language, you have two genders, the masculine and the feminine. When describing a group of girls, the word for group would be in the feminine form. But, if you introduced one male person into that group, you would refer to them in the masculine form.

In the case of the Scapegoat, the one goat by herself is referred to as a feminine sacrifice. But when the priest places the sins of the congregation upon the head of this goat, she becomes the "corporate representative" and "sin bearer" of the whole House of Israel -- the priesthood and the congregation. It is at this point that the Scapegoat takes on a plural masculine form as she bears the collective repented sins of Israel and carries them into the wilderness where they are finally placed upon Satan (masculine form).

The above account from the Judaic Encyclopedia states that there are two different opinions expressed about the meaning of azazel (the scapegoat). Azazel could allude to the place of rocks and cliffs (the wilderness). Or, it could refer to a "supernatural power" that is equal to the Lord. When this second opinion is considered in the light of present truth about the work of the Branch He and the Branch She during the Final Atonement, it will be realized that this "supernatural power" is the Holy Ghost, not the demon Azael. Thus, it is Her power, which separates sin and uncleanness from the people and restores them back to harmony with the Law and Character of God.

The power of the Holy Ghost in our lives empowers us to overcome sin and death and to strive against all principalities and powers, even while in the wilderness of sin. The Holy Ghost is the principality and power that cleansed Jesus from all our sin and uncleanness and resurrected Him from an eternal death. Through Christ's own example we can see the work of the Holy Ghost demonstrated. Jesus took on the sins of humanity. The wages of sin is death - eternal death. Christ died because His eternal Life, the Holy Ghost, could not and would not co-habit with our sin and uncleanness. Therefore, Jesus freely gave up His eternal Life for us. When He gave up the ghost on the cross, the second Adam actually fell into the deep sleep of eternal death and the Holy Ghost came forth from His side as the fountain for sin and uncleanness poured from His side - two distinct streams, one of water the other of blood.

The Holy Ghost ascended to heaven with Their blood and ministered before the Father and Mother to receive Their acceptance. She then returned to the Son's grave and cleansed Him from our sin and uncleanness, raised Him to eternal life, restoring to Him all righteousness. The guilt of every confessed sin will be placed upon the originator of sin (Satan). The Holy Ghost, the Giver of eternal life, will ultimately take away Her power from every living creature that will not let go of his or her sin. Both the fallen angels and unrepentant humanity will die an eternal death as Jesus did. But they will never be resurrected as He was. He Who was without sin died for our sins. He set His Spirit free that we might receive from Her the power to overcome sin and death. The Holy Ghost purified Christ for His unselfish act and gave Him eternal Life. When we choose to freely confess our sins, and give them up to be placed upon our High Priest and then our Other Intercessor, we are released from the guilt of the Law. The Holy Ghost ultimately places the guilt of all repented sins upon the originator of sin (Satan) and takes away Her life-giving power from him. All who hold on to their sins, whether they be angels, men, woman, or children, will relinquish their eternal life. If sin is not confessed and placed on our sin bearer, we must pay for these sins ourselves.

 

THE TWO GOATS -- ONE DIES THE OTHER LIVES

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To follow the prophetic pattern established in the typical Day of Atonement, the latter day Scapegoat must represent The Word of Truth in a message that depicts the feminine singular aspect of the live offering and her ability to remove sin and uncleanness. The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness completely fulfills all of these characteristics.

As the Plan of Salvation is studied we see that only the blood of Yeshua and the living waters of the Holy Ghost can make atonement for our sin and uncleannessAt the crucifixion of our Lord there was a fountain opened for the House of David. From His side "two distinct streams" poured forth -one of blood, the other of water. These two streams represent the instrumentality by which our sins are to be: 1) transferred to the sanctuary by the blood of the sin offering; and 2) removed from our record through the cleansing of sin's uncleanness by the waters of separation as represented by the live offering.

There are two goats presented on the Day of Atonement. The one is called the Lord's goat and is for a sin offering. It must die and it's blood taken into the Holy of Holies where it is placed on the horns of the Altar and sprinkled on the Mercy Seat to make atonement for the "corporate sins" of the congregation. The other goat is a live offering called "the goat for (the power) Azazel", or "the goat for departure". This scapegoat is referred to as a she-goat before the sins of the congregation are placed upon it.

After the high priest applies the blood of the goat for the Lord to the Altar of Incense and sprinkles it upon the Mercy Seat, he then pours out the rest of the blood by the Altar. Having made atonement, he takes the sins upon himself and walks out of the Holy of Holies to the door of the Outer Court carrying the sins of the congregation to the Scapegoat. The high priest was a type of The Branch our Antitypical High Priest Who makes the Final Atonement.

Since the priest represents the people he must take upon himself their sins. He confesses or transfers the sins of Israel to the head of the scapegoat. The goat now becomes the living channel through which the children of God accomplish their “corporate" cleansing and separation from their sins. As a result the she-goat now becomes the "corporate representative" of the House of Israel, and thus, takes on a plural masculine form as s/he is led by a fit man past the ten stations (representing the Law of God). When the scapegoat passes the last station it is said that a miracle would take place to show God's acceptance of the ritual - the crimson wool thread would turn white. It is at this point that "the power of Azazel" would place the guilt of the confessed sins of Israel upon the originator of sin. During the Second Temple period this was symbolized by the act of pushing the goat over the cliff to its death. The life-giving power of the Holy Ghost is taken from this animal, laden with the guilt of the sins of the people. The Holy Ghost, the Imparter of eternal life will not and can not live in a body temple full of sin and uncleanness.


THE TWO BIRDS - ONE SLAIN THE OTHER SET FREE

This same symbolism is described in the sacrifice of the two of turtledoves (a pair) as found in Leviticus chapter 14. Inspiration states the following about this sacrifice:

"The wonderful symbol of the living bird dipped in the blood of the slain bird and then set free to its joyous life, is to us the symbol of the atonement. There were death and life blended, presenting to the searcher for truth the hidden treasure, the union of the pardoning blood with the resurrection and life of the 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! (The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness - Ezekiel 47) 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) 7 A Bible Commentary p 1111.

The above reference clearly defines the work of the atonement. A "sin offering" is sacrificed and its blood shed. The blood represents the life of the substitute given to atone for sin. The life (water) is in the blood. The blood then becomes the means by which sin is transferred from the sinner and recorded in the Sanctuary. The living water which is a symbol of the ever-flowing efficacy (effectiveness) of the blood is the means by which sin and its stain is removed. Through the live bird dipped in the blood (sin record) and set free, we see the finishing work of the atonement. The record of sin is placed upon the live offering which is then set free to take away the sin of the people. This atoning work can be paralleled to the offering of the two goats on the Day of Atonement. The one dies and sheds its blood for sin. The other lives to take on sin and carry it to a far off place away from the people. In this wilderness place away from the people the Lord ultimately deals with their sin and destroys its influence and stain -- sin and uncleanness - placing it upon the originator of sin.

"There were death and life blended, presenting to the searcher for truth the hidden treasure, the union of the pardoning blood with the resurrection and life of the Redeemer." Ibid.

The live offering represents that which could not be subjected to sin and death in our Redeemer -His resurrection power and eternal life - the Holy Ghost. While on the cross Yeshua cried, "It is finished! Father, unto Thee I commend My Spirit." He bowed His head and He gave up the ghost -- the Holy Ghost. Like the first Adam, the Second Adam fell into a deep sleep - the sleep of eternal death. When He gave up the ghost He set free His Holy Ghost - His creative power and eternal life.

When He gave His eternal Spirit up to the Father, Yeshua the son of man died in the place of mankind. From His body temple the Son of God - the Creator and Redeemer - freely gave up His creative power and eternal Life as The Shekinah Glory came forth leaving Him in a eternal sleep. The Person of the Holy Ghost came forth as a separate Being like the Eve the Mother of all living came forth from Adam's side.

The Holy Ghost dipped Herself in Yeshua's blood and interceded on His behalf before the Father's Throne. The Son had unselfishly given up His eternal Life that man might receive It. He died in man's place. His blood paid the price for humanity's sins. The Father accepted His/Her sacrifice and sent the Holy Ghost back to the earth to remove man's sin and uncleanness from off of His Son - the Tabernacle of the Living God - the Temple of the Holy Ghost.

Yeshua was raised from His eternal sleep by the same power that He had given up at His death. The curse of sin and its uncleanness was broken. Atonement was made. The live offering removed sin and its uncleanness from the Temple of God. Both the turtle dove dipped in the blood and the scapegoat set free in the wilderness symbolize the atoning and cleansing power of the live offering - the Holy Ghost.

"The wonderful symbol of the living bird dipped in the blood of the slain bird and then set free to its joyous life, is to us the symbol of the atonement... 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." Ibid.

 

THE SCAPEGOAT IN ANTITYPE

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The Scapegoat takes upon itself the confessed and repented sins of the people that were placed on the Sanctuary or the Temple of the Holy Ghost. In this manner the record of the congregation's sins is removed from the Sanctuary and taken into the wilderness where the sins are dealt with. The Revival and Reformation, the purification and restoration of The Temple made of "lively stones", can now finally be realized. The Scapegoat represents the Truth of The Holy Ghost as a Message and Movement - The Fourth Angel - The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness. This is the means by which sin is separated from the people. The Branch sits on His Executive Judicial Throne and imparts His Robe of Righteousness through the Intercessory Work of The Holy Ghost so that His Shekhinah Glory lightens the earthly Temple.

Joshua, The Branch representative, receives a change of raiment and a crown first, signifying that the purification begins at the head with the leadership and representative of the people. The record of repented sins that was incurred during the Mediatorial Investigative Phase of both the Judg­ment of the Dead and the Living must be confessed upon the head of the Scapegoat (The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness Message and Movement - representing The Breath of Life in The Word - Ruach haKodesh), which is led by a fit man (Joshua) and set free in the wilderness of sin (USA) outside the camp (Israel). The fit man does not change his raiment until after he has washed himself and his clothing with water and purified himself according to the rite of purification.

When The Branch leaves The Heavenly Sanctuary, during The Judicial Phase, He tarries for a little while (1990-1993) in the Outer Court (the earth - USA) to count or number, and thus, separate the saints. After He accomplishes this work of judgment, He then finishes His work of Atonement in the Outer Court by placing the sins of those that are sighing and crying, upon the head of the Scapegoat. This work can only be accomplished from The Merkab - His Executive Judicial Traveling Throne as it comes to the earth (USA) - the Outer Court. Remember, that the heavenly and the earthly Sanctu­ary have become ONE since the Judicial Phase began at Passover 1990. Consequently, this made the Heavenly Sanctuary the Most Holy Apartment, Jerusalem the Holy Place and New Mt. Carmel Center the Outer Court where the Brazen Altar is located. The Outer Court is where The Word of Truth as The Branch is crucified afresh by His professed believers and His Name made a curse in all the earth.

The Branch Davidian SPA Message and Movement is slain as the Goat for the Lord - The Branch. This Message is the "corporate sin" offering for the priesthood and the congregation. It was completely consumed by fire - the Living Spirit of Prophecy - after Passover 1993. The Breathe of Life in The Branch Message was set free as a separate entity - the Branch She - in the Message about the other Intercessor. The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness will now come forth from Their place in the wilderness - GadsDen - to initiate the revival and reformation in the land, and impart Their righteousness to whom so ever will come and drink of The Waters of Life freely.


THE FINAL ATONEMENT

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The finishing up of the Atonement is to be accomplished during The Executive Phase of the Judg­ment, when the people receive the Message about the Holy Ghost as their final Intercessor. At that time, the people that accept Joshua as their high priest to represent them before the Executive Judicial Traveling Throne through the Intercessory Work of the Holy Ghost will receive the benefits and merits of that intercession. Joshua then places the Seal of God on their foreheads and crowns them with the same crown He has received from The Branch through His Holy Ghost. They will receive a change of raiment as their sins are removed from their characters and they become righteous Branches through the truth and power of the message.

"...You say The Branch is Christ. To this we agree. John tells us that Christ is The Word. - John 1:1-14. This being true, The Branch is The Word - Truth... Now, since Christ is The Word and The Branch is Christ, so then, it is easy to see that The Branch is a message... Just as Christ was crucified, so the Two Witnesses will be killed, and as Christ was resurrected, so the Two Witnesses will be raised... CHRIST IN OUR DAY IN THE FORM OF HIS TRUTH, HIS WORD, IS TO BE CRUCIFIED AFRESH AT THE HANDS OF HIS PROFESSED PEOPLE, and that the TRUTH will be raised in glorious exaltation and victory and to the shame of its enemies." - Branch Lesson #3, p 8, July 10, 1958, Ben Roden.

From the previous Scriptures and statements, we can plainly see that during the time of the Final Atonement there are specific sacrifices to be offered. The sacrificial offerings in the ceremonial system were always a type of Christ. These latter day sacrifices represent Christ The Branch and The Holy Ghost in the Present Truth Messages brought forth during the time of the Great Day of Atonement (1844 and onward).

IT IS CHRIST THE WORD OF TRUTH IN THE MESSAGE (S) HE SENDS, THAT IS OFFERED AS A SACRIFICE TO BE CRUCIFIED AFRESH BY HIS PROFESSED FOLLOWERS IN THE MOVE­MENTS THAT HE HAS ORDAINED TO REVEAL HIS WORK OF ATONEMENT. UNLESS HE IS CRUCIFIED AFRESH IN THESE LATTER DAYS THE ATONEMENT COULD NOT BE COMPLETED. YESHUA'S DEATH ON THE CROSS ATONES FOR THE DEAD WHO WILL BE RESURRECTED. THE DEATH OF CHRIST THE WORD IN THE BRANCH TRUTH ATONES FOR THE LIVING WHO WILL BE RESURRECTED FROM A LIFE OF SIN AND DEATH TO BE TRANSLATED.

In the latter days the Bullock, the two Rams, and finally, the Goats would therefore have to represent the messages and movements that were raised up and sent to bring about the purification from sin and uncleanness, for the congregation and for the Sanctuary. These sacrifices, messages, and movements in antitype are outlined as follows:

1) The Bullock - a sin offering for the priesthood - Seventh-day Adventist - General Conference;

2) The first Ram - a burnt offering for the priesthood - the 1888 Message (Study Committee in SDA);

3) The second Ram - a burnt offering for the congregation - the Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists;

4) The Goat for the Lord - a sin offering for the congregation - The Branch Davidian SDA;

5) The Scapegoat - a live offering for the congregation - The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness

These types and antitypes give us a complete picture of the typical atonement and the final fulfillment in the Antitypical Atonement for the Israel of God today. In the type, the animals were sacrificed and all had to die except the scapegoat. They pointed to The Lamb of God who was to be slaughtered, once and for all, to take our Ezekiel 9 for us. In the antitype the sacrifices represent Christ the Word of Truth in the message(s) that He has sent to the Israel of today through His Spirit of Prophecy. In these latter days His professed followers crucify Him afresh when the leadership reject the message(s) He has sent through His Spirit of Prophecy.

WE CRUCIFY OUR SAVIOR, THE WORD OF GOD, OVER AND OVER AGAIN WHEN WE REFUSE TO FOLLOW THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS, WHICH IS PRESENT TRUTH BROUGHT BY THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY - ELIJAH THE HOLY GHOST.

As Laodiceans, we are increased with goods and in need of nothing, no more Truth or direction from the Living Spirit of Prophecy of today. We as SDA's, DSDA's, and BDSDA's have denied following our Lord and Savior in the message He has sent through His messenger - Elijah The Holy Ghost, The Branch She, The Restorer of all things. Since we have rejected the message and the messenger, we reject and crucify afresh The Branch, The Lords our Righteousness.

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The ultimate Laodicean condition must be put away in the Body of Christ. Laodiceanism is idolatry; following man instead of God. The Laodicean believes that his man-made plans and private interpretations are from God. He puts his trust in man and worships an organization made up of mere mortals who tell him what to say, what to do, how to do it, and when. When we allow men to control our minds and our hearts, by not placing our trust in The Spirit of God to guide and direct our lives, we truly take on the mark of the beast and not the Seal of God.

Therefore, if the Laodicean condition is not repented of by letting go of our idols (uninspired men and their ideas and practices), we will grieve The Holy Ghost and will receive the number of a man, which is the mark of the beast, not the Seal of God.

In order to destroy the desires of the "man of sin" in each and every one of us and receive the Seal of God in our foreheads, the message(s) of Truth and the Movements -- SDA, DSDA, and BDSDA - all must be sacrificed as the Bullock, the Rams and the Goat for the Lord to complete the purification and the Final Atonement for the priesthood and the congregation. Only one Message and Movement is to remain alive to do it's work, and that is The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness - the Scapegoat.

When these denominational organizations are willing to acknowledge the author of Present Truth and give up their man-made organizations and merge together in one accord into one body or Temple under the direction of the Holy Ghost and having the Spirit of Prophecy living in its midst, then and only then, will the church be purified and be able to do the work it was appointed to do. It will be seen that The Branch He has taken the reins into His own hands through the work of the Branch She as we give Her full authority to rule and direct our lives and the work. The Holy Ghost, representing the Church, will then be "fair as the moon, clear as the sun and terrible as an army with banners".

Since the BDSDA Message and Movement is the last and has had the most light, it ultimately and collectively represents all the preceding Messages and Movements in verity. Therefore, the sacrifice(s), represent Christ the Word of God - the testimony of Jesus - in the Message(s). The Branch Movement as the Goat for the Lord is the final sacrifice to be offered - judged and executed - to complete the Atonement for sin. Its professed followers crucified the Branch-Davidian SDA Message and Movement - the Third Angel’s message in verity -- characterizing the ultimate Laodicean condition at Passover 1993 during the half hour silence that opened The Executive Phase of The Judgment for The Living. On the ninth day after the wavesheaf was offered there was a literal slaughter. The Branch Davidian headquarters burned to the ground. This was a judgment from the Lord our righteousness.

In Leviticus chapter 16 the various sacrifices for The Day of Atonement are given. There is a bullock for a sin offering for the priest and his household; a ram for a burnt offering for the congregation; and a goat for a sin offering for the congregation. All these sacrifices must be slaughtered and consumed by fire in order that the atonement for the people, the sanctuary, and the priesthood is completed.

The scapegoat, however, is a live offering and there is no indication in these scriptures that this goat dies as also seen in the ritual of the turtledove that is set free. The high priest, after offering the bullock and the goat, bears the sins of the people that were placed upon The Sanctuary and confesses them over the head of the scapegoat. The scapegoat takes on the confessed and repented sins of the people and carries them into the wilderness where they will be dealt with.

"And when he has made an end of reconciling the Holy Place, and the Tabernacle of the congrega­tion, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat: lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions and all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and sends him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: and the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited (marginal reference - "that is cut off or separated"): and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness." Leviticus 16:20-22


THE SIN OFFERINGS--THE BULLOCK AND THE GOAT

"And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp: and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung. And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp." Lev 16:27-28

"A bullock is a father of cattle, and God's people are likened unto cattle (Eze 34:17). This bullock then, represents something that begets God's people. The bullock being younger and much larger than the rams seems to indicate that since the rams represent the Bible, the bullock would represent some inspired writing, written after and much more voluminous that the Bible.

The young bullock therefore, is figurative of the writings of the Spirit of Prophecy." - The Laws of Moses p3 Ben L Roden

The Bullock and the Goat were killed as sin offerings; the Bullock for the sins of the priest or leader­ship and the Goat for the sins of the congregation or laity. After their blood was brought into the sanctu­ary by the priest to make atonement in the Holy Place, someone was to carry their carcasses out of the camp and completely bum them whole: skins, flesh and dung. This ritual must take place as part of the Final Atonement.

The Bullock is offered for the sins of the priesthood or the leadership. Therefore, the Seventh-Day Adventist Message and Movement, the depository of the Spirit of Prophecy - the writings of Ellen G. White — the inspired Word of God, is here depicted. The priesthood or the denominational leadership -the General Conference and its ministry - have come out of the SDA message and movement of 1844.

“The goat that was offered on the Day of Atonement, anciently (Lev 16:8) represented the Lord's atonement for our sins. The blood of Christ is offered for the forgiveness of our sins in this day of antitypical atonement. Hence, the goat represents the message of the investigative judg­ment - Third Angel's message of Rev 14:6-11." - The Laws of Moses, p 3, Ben Roden

"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 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, 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: 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 receives the mark of his name." Rev 14:6-11

As we can see from the above Scriptures the first angel says "worship the Creator of heaven and earth," Christ, and announces the "hour of His (The BRANCH) Judgment (Harvest) is come" - Executive Phase of the Judgment of the Living. Another angel announces that Babylon is fallen (spiritually), is. fallen (politically), since our Lord has come to earth to set up His Kingdom. And a third angel follows, saying, "Do not receive the mark of the beast, the number of man. Worship the Lord and not man." Be a part of the Lord's Kingdom, not man's government. Those that do receive the mark of the beast will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels (five angels with slaughter weapons) and the Lamb (Yeshua the Messiah the Branch of Righteousness).

Therefore, the Third Angel's message tells us how we are to receive the Seal of God, through the three-fold message of God, New Jerusalem, and Jesus' New Name. We will not receive the number of man, the mark of the beast, if we truly follow the Lord withersoever He goeth in the Sanctuary and as He finishes up the Atonement. When we receive the Third Angel's message and take heed to its instruction, we place our trust and sins upon the message of the Branch our righteousness, the goat that is slain for our sins. The message of the Investigative Judgment of the Living was the message of The Branch as High Priest who offered His blood afresh "daily" before His Father for the repented sins of His people. Thus this Message and Movement depicting the Goat as a sin offering must be sacrificed and fully consumed - no trace of this individual message and movement left - by fire - the Holy Ghost - in a place outside the camp - a place outside Jerusalem.

In order that the Atonement is complete, the Branch our High Priest must offer both the Seventh-Day Adventist Movement and the Branch Davidian Seventh Day Adventist Movement. Both these movements have demonstrated the Laodicean condition - increased with goods, and in need of nothing - no need of more light or a prophet. Both have followed the leadership of man instead of the Spirit of God, thus receiving the mark of the beast, the number of man. The sins of the leadership are placed upon the very message and movement  with which they have been entrusted. Their unholy conduct and their desire to follow man (not the Spirit of Prophecy) to govern the church has caused both the SDA and the BDSDA movements to be in open rebellion and apostasy. As the Goat, the Bullock must also be sacrificed and be completely consumed to fulfill the requirements of the Final Atonement. The sins of the congregation must be atoned for by the sacrifice of the Goat. The sins of the leadership must be atoned for by the sacrifice of the Bullock. Consequently both these sacrificial movements must die and be totally consumed by the fire of the Holy Ghost, in a place outside the camp.

The Scriptures tell us that the carcasses of the Bullock and the Goat "shall one carry forth without the camp: and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung. And he that burns them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp." - Lev 16:27-28. This individual carries both carcasses -- the messages dead from the trespasses and sins of the people - and bums - tells the truth exposing their sins and falsehood - outside the camp - to the public. After finishing his ordained task he must wash his clothes and his flesh (his own righteousness) with water (the Living Waters Branch of Righteousness) and then he can come back into the camp (congregation).

The individual the Lord called upon to act out this portion of the atonement was Marc Breault. In the book he co-authored with Martin King, "Inside the Cult", Marc not only exposed Vernon publicly for the false prophet that he was, but throughout the book and especially in the appendix he gave a historical account of the Branch, Davidian and Seventh-Day Adventist movements and their beliefs. Even though it was written with accuracy and diplomacy it left the reader wondering why these peculiar people believe as they do in a prophet to lead them. Not only was The Branch movement made to appear as a cult, but the Davidian and the Seventh-day Adventist movements as well. Marc Breault or Martin King are not to blame for this. It was ordained of the Lord as part of the Final Atonement. The Scripture states "they shall burn"; more than one individual takes part in the burning. This would include all of the media, ex-Branches, etc., but only the one man (Marc Breault) carries the carcasses out of the camp in public view to be burned. After his task is completed he must bathe his clothes and flesh with water (a symbol of the Holy Ghost Message) before he returns to the congregation.


THE TWO RAMS - THE BURNT OFFERINGS      

"A bullock is a father of cattle, and God's people are likened unto cattle (Eze 34:17). This bullock then, represents something that begets God's people. The bullock being younger and much larger than the rams seems to indicate that since the rams represent the Bible, the bullock would represent some inspired writing, written after and much more voluminous than the Bible. The young bullock therefore, is figurative of the writings of the Spirit of Prophecy." (All the writings since 1844 to the present). - The Laws of Moses p3 Ben L Roden

The two Rams for a burnt offering for the priesthood and the congregation represent the Word of Truth in two messages and movements that were rejected by the leadership and the laity respectively and were burned or consumed by the fire of affliction and opposition. These two messages that spawned two movements are:

1. The "Message of Righteousness by Faith," given by A.T. Jones and E. J. Waggoner to the 1888 General Conference; representing the Ram for a burnt offering for the priest(hood) or leadership.

2. "The Shepherd's Rod Message," given by Victor T. Houteff to the congregation through the Sabbath School Lessons; representing the Ram for a burnt offering for the people or laity. These two Rams represent the Old and the New Testament, the Bible or the Word of God - the Testament(s) or the Testimony of Jesus which is the Spirit of Prophecy. Thus, the "Message of Righteousness by Faith" was the Old Testimony of Jesus for the judgment for the dead, and the "Shepherd's Rod Message was the New Testimony of Jesus for the judgment for the living. The Testimony of Jesus for us is The Spirit of Prophecy" or His written and spoken Word.

There is presently an "1888 Study Committee" within the S.D.A. denomination that supposedly promotes the 1888 truths. There is also a remnant of the Davidian movement which came out of the S.D.A. church and are supposedly promoting the truths of the "Shepherd's Rod". Both these messages and movements have been offered for sacrifice and consumed by spiritual fire — the Holy Ghost -- when the S.D.A. leadership and laity rejected them. Although each one of these movements had a special truth for their time, they were consumed by an updated present truth message as the scroll unrolled to reveal more light. Thus, they were consumed by the fire of the Holy Ghost symbolized by a new message brought by and about the Spirit of Prophecy Herself. No longer is Truth to be revealed through a single individual or prophet. But the Lord will pour out His Spirit on all flesh. Through Joshua His teacher of righteousness He will fulfill the prophecy of Joel 2:28. He will crown those that sit before him with the latter rain message about Spirit of Prophecy -- the Holy Ghost.

"After I have poured out my rains again. I will pour out my Spirit upon all of you! Your sons and daughters will prophesy: your old men will dream dreams, and your young men see visions." - Joel 2:28 (TLB)


ATONEMENT FOR SIN AND PURIFICATION FOR UNCLEANNESS

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"Under the Levitical Law WATER was used as a system for cleansing of DISEASE and UNCLEANNESS of various kinds, while the offering of blood was employed to cleanse from sin of a MORAL nature.

The Pool (Waters) of Bethesda was commonly accepted as a place for healing the people of their physical infirmities; and when the SPIRIT "moved upon the waters" (Gen. 1:2) they immersed themselves in the pool for healing.

"In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness." - Zechariah 13:1.

Note that the fountain is able to wash away two things: first, sin and second, uncleanness.

What is the difference between the one and the other? "Sin is the transgression of the law." John 3:4. The result of sin is the decay of the body.

"Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean." Lev 15:2. The Biblical term for sickness is "uncleanness". Also, taking into the body the form of food of that which is forbidden by the word of God is transgression of the Law, and corruption of the body ensues (uncleanness). "God is able to heal the soul and the body; but He will not heal the latter before He has healed the former; the sin first, then the uncleanness. - Ezekiel 36:29. The power that is able to wash away the filthiness of any man is "opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem ", and is represented by the fountain of Zechariah's prophecy.

"Therefore, the river coming out from the temple according to Ezekiel's vision (Ezekiel chapter 47) is applicable AT THIS TIME (during the finishing up of the Atonement), and is but an EXPANSION of this fountain that is to be in the House of David, the church. From the fountain flows the mighty river (The Branch of Righteousness) as seen in Ezekiel's vision." - Counsels on Health p 210. (Parenthesis and emphasis supplied)

"Whatever the meaning of the "waters" may be, THEY come from the throne of God, for it is in the sides of the North." Isa 14:14; Ps. 48:2; 75:6. "Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. And it shall come to pass, that everything that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live... because these waters shall come hither; for they shall be healed..." - 2 Shepherd's Rod p 291.  Hence, the NAME - Living Waters Branch - a Branch from Heaven. Ezekiel 47:8" - The Merkabah Part 4, p15.

The Waters (plural) represent the two distinct streams that came forth from our Savior's side. Both these streams make up the fountain (singular) that flows from the Throne of God as a mighty river. This picture depicts the work of the atonement and the purification from sin and uncleanness. The blood and the water are commingled. The blood represents the stain of sin, and the water represents its purification. The life (water) is in the blood.

When the blood is mixed with the water it is diluted loosing its red color or pigment. The blood becomes clear by the cleansing properties of the water. The life (water) in the blood remains but the pigmentation of the minerals is dissolved. This is why blood can be washed away by water. Blood cannot wash away blood. Blood is used in the sacrificial system to represent the life taken to transfer the sin and its record to the Sanctuary. Therefore the term "Their waters" used in Ezekiel 47 to describe the fountain is very appropriate. The blood and the water become one. But the blood disappears and only the waters remain and flow from the Throne as a single stream or branch, which becomes a mighty river and eventually a great sea covering the whole earth.

What a glorious and beautiful picture of the Atonement! The Branch He representing the stream of blood of the sin offering and The Branch She representing the stream of living water of the live offering are commingled. The Seat of Justice - The Merkab - and the Seat of Mercy - The Merkabah -- become One in the Temple under the canopy - the rainbow that depicts God's mercy. Justice and Mercy kiss One another in marriage. The fountain of Their Waters will flow from The House of Their Chariots - Beth Merkaboth - The Temple of the Living Gods (Elohiym).

This stream of Waters will be called The Living Waters, Branch of Righteousness, for it is the Branch of the heavenly House of David that has been reestablished in the earth through the Son and Daughter of David, Yeshua and the Holy Ghost. Then will Their children flow as Living Waters, The Branch of Righteousness and They will have dominion over the whole earth. The Church is the Family of God. Therefore, in the time of the finishing up of the Atonement, the Church is called by a new name --The Living Waters, Branch of Righteousness. It is a Branch from the Family Tree in heaven - The Branch of the Tree of Life - planted in the earth to bring forth the fruit of righteousness [of The Spirit].

We have studied and discussed the provisions that Elohim have set forth in these last days to finish up the Atonement for sin. Sin leaves its memory or its scars as habitual compulsive behavior and thereby, makes the body temple unclean. In these latter days the Lord has given us an antidote for the uncleanness wrought by sin through the sacrifice of a female animal. Let us now look at the sacrificial ritual that produces the purifying waters - The Waters of Separation - from the ashes of the red heifer. Let us discover how and why this ritual applies to God's remnant people in these last days. Let us see how these Waters of Separation flow from the Lord's Judgment Throne (The Merkab) and bring healing and resurrection power and life to His followers who are dead in trespasses and sins. These waters must be applied to cleanse the priesthood, the congregation, the temple and its vessels from sin and uncleanness to prepare the people for God's service in this Great Day of Atonement.

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SECTION TWO: THE RED HEIFER SACRIFICE IN ANTITYPE

THE DRAMA OF THE AGES

The controversy between Christ and Lucifer was to be re-enacted in the earth. The same controversy that developed around the throne of God in heaven was extended to the earth, and must be resolved once and for all. Those that will replace Satan and his rebellious host and work around God's throne in heaven and in the earth, must be overcomers of the same sins that Satan, and even Adam and Eve and all their sinful descendants fell into. We must all overcome as Christ overcame. We must learn to forgive one another for the sins we commit against one another in thought, word and deed. We must be willing to die for one another by putting away our selfish ideas and our own agendas.

We must come together in unity of the faith under the direction of the Holy Ghost. We must be in one place and in one accord to receive the glorious and power filled outpouring that God has planned for all those who will respect and uplift one another instead of self. We must be resolved to work together to finish the Lords' work in the earth.

During the years from 1981 to 1993, the Lord in His great wisdom and mercy brought about a great shaking in the Branch Movement that He might begin the purification of His people. In this real life drama, the Holy Ghost wrote ALL OF US into the script, and each one of us had to act his or her part. The whole host of the universe was carefully watching that they might witness the drama of the ages completed on this earthly stage. They were especially interested in this drama, which was taking place around the throne and scepter of leadership where the Lord had placed His name in the Branch Movement

The first red heifer was slain as a sacrifice to atone for the sin of idolatry the children of Israel committed. While in the wilderness they built and worshipped the golden calf. There have been seven red heifer sacrifices total since then according to Jewish history. Therefore, the next red heifer would be the eighth and constituted a new and distinct order of this ritual sacrifice. Its ashes when mixed with the Living Waters and sprinkled would purify the remnant - the temple made of lively stones, and it's priest­hood and the congregation. As a matter of fact, every dwelling place and every body in the PURIFIED CHURCH MUST COME UNDER THIS WATER OF SEPARATION.

Since Christ is the Word, and the Word is the Truth that reveals Christ to us in a message(s), all the sacrifices of the ceremonial system were a symbol or representation of Christ (male and female). And since He became our sacrifice for us, these sacrifices are a symbol of the Message(s) His human repre­sentative(s) in the office of the Spirit of Prophecy brought in their appointed time(s).


THE BULLOCK AND THE RED HEIFER - SACRIFICES FOR PURIFICATION

During the closing work of the Atonement, the following comparisons can be made in the application of the sacrifice of the bullock and the sacrifice of the red heifer in their antitypical fulfillment:

1) Benjamin Roden's message and movement of The Branch represented the Bullock – the sacrifice of the high priest for his purification and his family. Brother Roden was the high priest of an unrepentant physical (fleshly) family and a spiritual family (church family) - a body of believers, The General Association of Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists (BDSDA). He died on the Prophetic Day of Atonement, literally and/or figuratively in 1978, as a result of the sin and apostasy of his family and that of the people/congregation. His death was a prophecy that Christ the Word of Truth, in the Branch Message of Him as High Priest, was to be rejected and crucified afresh by His own professed followers. Brother Roden represented the high priest, Christ's messenger to the congregation. His remains/ashes lie in a tomb on the Mount of Olives, outside the city of Jerusalem, near the place where in times past the Bullock was consumed to ashes by fire [Leviticus 4:12].

2) Lois Roden's message and movement of The Living Waters Branch, represented the counterpart to the bullock as the Red Heifer sacrifice, this sacrifice is made to obtain the ashes, which are mixed with Living Waters to atone for the sin of idolatry. The Water of Separation is sprinkled on that which is unclean - the leper, those that have touched the dead, the vessels of the tabernacle, the tabernacle itself, the priesthood and the congregation - to purify and separate them from moral sin and its physical uncleanness. This ritual brought total purification and rededication to God's service.

Lois Roden was the antitypical Eve who was the earthly image of The Divine Mother. She was the messenger and representative of The Spirit of Prophecy to the congregation. Through her sin, Lois demonstrated the vulnerability of a human agent in the office The Spirit of Prophecy. She also reflected the position-seeking attitude of her followers who unquestionably followed and supported her in the sin of presumption and idolatry. She died leaving the office of The Spirit of Prophecy to be filled by the "One whose right it is" - The Holy Ghost - The Elijah of today. Her remains/ashes lie in tomb beside her husbands, in a place near the site, where in ancient time the ashes of the red heifer were gathered, outside the city of Jerusalem. Was this a coincidence? No, my dear friends, it was Divinely ordained by The Lords of Host. Both Brother and Sister Roden lie at rest awaiting the trumpet blast to call them to take up their work in The Kingdom of glory.


WHY SIN WAS PERMITTED

We are all dead in trespasses and sins and we all need this Water of Separation to be sprinkled upon us that we might be fitted to do God's service. But how did this sacrifice take place and what is its meaning for us today. Since Lois was the symbol or representative in the flesh of the Branch She Mes­sage, she took on the role of the red (sin) heifer (female human representative). As the leader of the movement and because a woman could not act as high priest, Lois fit the red heifer symbol.

Lois also represented the "latter day woman Eve," and like Eve was seduced into thinking that she was to be as God. She began seeing herself as the Holy Spirit in human flesh and that the "son of promise" was to come from her very womb. She like Eve committed the sin of idolatry. Idolatry and adultery are morally the same sin, because someone else comes between the woman and her God and or her husband.

In this case Vernon Howell represented Lucifer who came into the garden to tempt and seduce Eve. Why was this allowed to happen? To make what took place 6000 years ago a real experience to us who claim to have all the truth and believe we are to replace the fallen angels and judge all of mankind. We must judge ourselves first! Where Lucifer and the angels in heaven sinned and even Adam and Eve had fallen we must repent of the same heinous crime. Through the power of the Holy Ghost we become overcomers and reinstated into God's Family. We become a part of His government in this earth as it is in heaven. We must overcome the sin of pride, position seeking and lusting after the flesh through the power and indwelling of the Holy Ghost, as Christ our savior demonstrated while He walked and taught among us. His Word - Christ in the Message He sends - teaches us that this power and glory can be ours through accepting the Holy Ghost in Her fullness - in Truth and in Power.

This "strange act", the origin of sin, which took place in heaven, still drew from the Godhead compas­sion and mercy toward Lucifer and those who rebelled against the Love of God. When Gods' love was refused and no repentance made for their sin, the Father could only cast them out of heaven.

Lois repented of her sin. The evidence of this is found in Merkabah Part 3 page 13 at the end of the prayer of Manasseh. This took place just after Passover 1984 when The Holy Ghost Daughter Message was presented to Lois in its fullness for the first time. The Message of The Branch She the Daughter of God did its work. It would be the height of folly and the wickedness of unbelief to deny this.

It is hoped that Vernon Howell also repented. He could have overcome where Lucifer had fallen. Like Lucifer he had to come to a place where he allowed the Water of Separation to cleanse him from all his sin and uncleanness. It does not matter what he or all his followers have done, as long as true repentance and a heart felt contrition was experienced through the Holy Ghost moving upon their heart and mind. The Lord will forgive all our sins and cleanse us from their stain if we are faithful to confess and repent of them. It was not until after Lois died that the red heifer sacrifice and its application to the Branch Movement was truly understood and fulfilled in verity. Let us now outline, especially for Branches, how the sacrifice of the Red Heifer met its fulfillment, in antitype, in the earth (USA), and what the ashes and the water of purification represent, and how they are to be applied today to separate the priesthood and the church from all sin and uncleanness. This was the last step, before the purification of the Church during the Judgment of the Living - Judicial Phase that preceded and brought the Executive Phase - the slaughter of the tares with their sin and uncleanness.


THE ANTIDOTE FOR THE UNCLEANNESS OF SIN

"This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke: And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face: And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times: And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he bum: And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer. Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even." - Num 19:2-7 (KJV)

"And he that burns her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even. And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin. And he that gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourns among them, for a statute forever. He that touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days." Num 19:8-11 (KJV)

"He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean. Whosoever touches the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifies not himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him." - Num 19:12,13 (KJV)

In this chapter the Lord gives us the antidote for uncleanness wrought in us through sin. His blood covers our sins, but, habitual sin conditions our memory and the scars of sin remain, causing mental and physical uncleanness, defiling the Tabernacle or Temple of the Lord. THE WATER OF SEPARATION IS THE REMEDY for those that are unclean because they have touched a dead body - those dead in trespasses and sins, unregenerate humanity. This includes all of us!


THE RITUAL IN ANTITYPE

The BDSDA body of believers, the last true movement commingled with saints and sinners represents the Third Angel's Message in verity in light of Present Truth. But how does the red heifer ritual apply to these professed believers? Before this can be adequately answered an examination of the ritual and its antitypical fulfillment must be undertaken.

The ritual sacrifice was a red heifer. The Hebrew word for red is "adorn" which is the root word for Adam or mankind, male and female. This sacrifice is a female; sacrifices point us to the true or are representations or symbols of the reality. Therefore, in the final application, this being the eighth (new order) red heifer to be offered since the time of Moses, this sacrifice actually was the 'representative in the flesh* (red-adom-Adam female - heifer) of the Spirit of Prophecy - the Word of God.

Four individuals took part in carrying out the Lords' will to sacrifice the red heifer; 1) the priest, 2) the one who slays, 3) the one who burns, and 4) the one who gathers the ashes. All are made unclean by partaking in this statute. Since we know who the Sprit of Prophecy's representative was, Lois Roden, we can also see, from what transpired in 1984 at Passover and onward, at New Mt. Carmel Center, who the priest, the one who slays, the one who burns and the one who gathers the ashes are!

Remember, we Branches are re-enacting the drama of the ages in miniature before the universe, that we might vindicate the law and the character of Elohim. Therefore, it will be necessary to mention the names of the actors and the part they played in this real life drama.


THE ONE WHO SLAYS

The man that "leads the red heifer forth without the camp and slays her" is none other than Vernon Howell, who represents Lucifer - light bearer - prophet (a false prophet) in the Branch. He like Satan, coveted the Glory of the Father (the Holy Spirit Mother) and said, “I will set my throne above the Most High". Since Ben Roden was a type of David, he represented the Heavenly David, the Father, and Lois represented the Holy Spirit Mother, Mrs. David. Since they were a type of the Father and Mother in the 'earth' (USA), and since they represented the Word of Truth in the Branch He and the Branch She message(s), in this particular application, they were also a type of Adam and Eve, Mr. and Mrs. Adam (mankind not yet glorified).


THE SIN OF THE ANTITYPICAL EVE

When Ben Roden died his widow, Lois, was now on her own, but she did have his counsel through his writings. Vernon, coveting Ben Roden's glory (position as prophet, priest and king) took ad­vantage of the situation, coming to Lois with his seducing spirit - "a familiar spirit" and caused her to be deceived, as Eve was deceived. Like the serpent had told Eve, Vernon told Lois that she would never die, that she would be as G-ds, and he persuaded her to eat of the forbidden fruit of the flesh. He convinced her into thinking that she would bring forth a righteous child through their lovemaking, and that she would be called the "mother of all living". This is how he slew her in the spirit, as Satan slew Eve and she lost her covering of glory. BOTH chose to follow their own desires and not G-d's counsel. BOTH thought more of themselves than they really should have and this led to their downfall. Lucifer (Vernon) brought out what Eve (Lois) had already cultivated within her heart and mind. She followed his lead in pride, rebellion and sin through presumption.

Now we can more clearly see why the heifer - female - is red; not only does it symbolize the Heavenly Mother in Her human representative, but also the human representative is a sinful mortal. Eve the type and Lois the antitype. Eve believed in a "son of promise" to bring redemption and purification for her sin. Lois the antitype thought she would bear this son in her flesh, failing to realize that her "spiritual son" was born of the Holy Ghost and anointed with Her message when Lois baptized him at New Mt. Carmel at Ceremonial Pentecost 1980. It was her spiritual son, Charles Pace, not her own fleshly son, George Roden, who brought her the means of redemption and purification at Passover 1984. He asked her to repent of her sins and be baptized in the Holy Ghost and with fire. On the sixteenth day of the seventh month, during the Feast of Tabernacles in 1984, at New Mt. Carmel Center, Lois and seven witnesses immersed themselves in the waters of purification - a Mikvah and rededicated their lives to the Holy Ghost Message and the Living Waters Movement and messenger.


THE "SON OF PROMISE" IS A SPIRIT FILLED EMMANUEL

The prophecy that a son would be born to bring salvation to the woman Eve was fulfilled in this instance, in a spiritual context in the Branch Movement. Charles Pace, who personally sat under the teaching of both Ben and Lois Roden for many years, became a "spiritual son" to them. Charles brought a message about the Holy Ghost, which demonstrates the Shekinah is the means by which even Christ the Branch lived a righteous life and overcame sin and death, even after He took upon Himself the curse of our sins. This message was a revelation of Jesus Christ and His righteousness and unveiled the "mystery of godliness" to the "latter day Eve/woman", Lois, who repre­sented the church, and who had been corrupted by the "mystery of iniquity," the "serpent's root" message, taught and lived by Vernon "the man of sin". Vernon was the antitype of Lucifer in the Branch Movement. He and his apostate followers rebelled against the government God had ordained through Benjamin and Lois Roden, at New Mt. Carmel Center (spiritual Jerusalem).

The great controversy between Christ and Satan which began in heaven around God's Throne and His Law is to be completed in the earth (USA), even around the throne and scepter of God's Government in the earth, where the Lord has placed His Name and Truth of The Branch. Lucifer, the originator of sin, developed a well orchestrated campaign of deception and seduction in heaven to undermine the Father's authority and Throne, thus coveting His Glory and power and regarding them as belonging to himself. Vernon Howell demonstrated the same diabolic and unrelenting spirit to destroy God's government and His delineation of authority at New Mt. Carmel. Coveting Ben's anointed position as king David and desiring his power and glory through his wife as prophet and leader, Vernon the "man of sin" perverted the office of the Spirit of Prophecy (Lois), and there was a falling away of righteousness.


THE ABOMINATION THAT MAKETH DESOLATE

Vernon and his followers were in open rebellion against God's Order of government in the earth.

The same spirit of hatred that Lucifer and his apostate host had for the Father, the Holy Spirit Mother, and Their Only Begotten Son was demonstrated by Vernon and his rebels toward Ben and Lois Roden and their fleshly begotten son George. Even Michael the Archangel, the loyal messenger of Christ, was ridiculed and hated by Lucifer and his apostate host while he defended and upheld the Godhead among the angels who remained faithful, and, among the inhabitants of the other sinless worlds. Vernon and his apostate host likewise ridiculed and hated the "spiritual son", Charles Pace, and his message about the fullness of the Godhead - the Father, the Holy Spirit Mother, the Only Begotten Son, and the Holy Ghost Daughter.

They despised this message because it pointed out the type of the rebellion that took place in heaven, and consequently, it exposed the antitype of their apostate movement that must follow in the earth. For if there is no type, there is no truth! Here we have both a prototype in the government of heaven where sin and rebellion originated and an antitype of sin and apostasy in God's government in the earth (USA). We who are closest to the Word - Christ in the Message of the Branch -must experience and re-enact the principles of the great controversy between righteousness and sin. We must understand the "mystery of iniquity" that we might better understand the "mystery of godliness" and the price that was paid by the Godhead to restore Their Family to the original sinless state.

Through Lucifer the originator of sin, the "abomination that makes desolate" was set up in the holy place in heaven. The abomination that makes desolate, the "image to the beast," is an apostate system of spiritual, civil and economic government, which was providentially set up by the false prophet in the holy place, Mt. Carmel. Thus, Lucifer, through his image - the "idol shepherd", the "man of sin" - would be worshipped by his apostate followers who would receive the "mark of the beast," the number of "the man of sin". Consequently, the mark of the beast would be incurred by those in apostasy in the Branch Movement and the image of the beast system and the false prophet would be brought forth as the Lucifer Movement in the earth (USA) as it was in heaven.

This is how and why The Bullock - The Branch Truth and The Red Heifer - The Branch She Truth -took on the sins of their professed believers and were slain. The Branch Truth - The Bullock - was a sacrifice for the sins and uncleanness of the priesthood. The Living Waters Branch Truth - The Red Heifer - was the sacrifice made for idolatry and rebellion and which produced the "ashes to be mixed with living waters" for an antidote for the sin and the uncleanness of the priesthood, the congregation and the stranger.


MICHAEL --"WHO IS LIKE GOD"

We who will judge angels and men must judge ourselves first and examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. Not only must the beast and the false prophet have their type and antitype (truth), but also, the false woman, the mother of harlots and Lucifer himself must have their personifications in the Branch Movement. And where there is a counterfeit, there must also be a true representation! Therefore, if there is a false woman, there must be a true representative of the Holy Ghost. And if Lucifer is acting as an impostor, a "messenger of light", then there must be a "true messenger" who contends with him over the true position of the Son as Judge and the Holy Ghost as the Other Intercessor and the Bride of Christ. This angel or "true messenger", must be the antitype of Michael, whose name means "who is like God", since he speaks on behalf of the Only Begotten Son and the Holy Ghost, as Their mouthpiece, prophet and priest. Michael's angelic counterpart is Gabrielle, who as his partner also ministers at the Throne of Justice and Mercy. These two cherubim are the Archangels on either side of the Mercy Seat on the Ark of the Covenant. Yes, even Gabrielle must have her antitype in the Branch Movement as messenger and minister of the Holy Ghost. Both Michael and Gabrielle will have their counterfeit representatives, a man and a woman - not of the same family - who will come forth to undermine the truth about Christ and the Holy Ghost and if it were possible, deceive the very elect.

 

THE PRIEST

The next actor in our drama is the priest, who is present at the slaying of the red heifer. The priest takes the blood and sprinkles it seven times before the congregation. Since we understand who symbolized the red heifer, her blood would represent that which gave her life; the life is in the blood. The life that was in Lois Roden's message of the Holy Spirit Mother was the Holy Ghost Message, the Living Water in the Blood of the Word made flesh. Vernon slew Lois spiritually, or as the channel of the Spirit of Prophecy, and destroyed her integrity. No one would listen to her as a prophet of G-d. For this reason, the Lords chose another to bring the Holy Ghost Message, so that Lois herself might be tested and marked with the Seal of the Living God.

At Passover 1984, Charles Pace, her "spiritual son", acting as high priest and fulfilling the antitype of Michael as he stands up for the people, sprinkled the blood seven times before the congregation at New Mt. Carmel. In essence, he presented a complete (seven) picture of the Godhead and a complete (seven) picture of the Plan of Salvation, the purification from sin and uncleanness. This present truth message was given especially for those that are touching the dead or are following those dead in trespasses and sins and are not progressing with Present Light or the Living Spirit of Prophecy — the Holy Ghost Herself - within our midst.


THE ONE WHO BURNS

After the priest sprinkles the blood, another individual burns the heifer in his sight. Everything pertaining to this female sacrifice is consumed! Who could this individual be, but her own fleshly son, George, coveted the throne more than Lois herself. He totally consumed her name and reputation, outside the camp, with his hateful, and merciless writings called "Rough Wind". The scriptures tell us that this man is made unclean and must wash his clothes (own righteousness) with water (the Holy Ghost) and bathe his flesh in water (baptized in the Holy Ghost to be born again a new creature) and that he also would be unclean until even.


THE CEDAR WOOD, HYSSOP AND SCARLET

As she is being consumed, the priest takes cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet and casts them into the midst of the burning heifer. As George destroyed his mother's reputation, her spiritual son continued to throw into the fire the cedar wood, signifying that she was still God's appointed leader: hyssop, signifying that she was being cleansed (purge me with hyssop) as she received the Holy Ghost Message; and scarlet, signifying that though she was herself a sinner, she also had the sins of the congregation heaped upon her head, as she was criticized, ridiculed and despised by those who would take her office of prophet and queen.

After the burning takes place, the heifer is completely consumed, signifying that the office of the Spirit of Prophecy must be devoid of human personality and self-exaltation, which is idolatry. The priest must also wash his clothes and his flesh with water because the part he has played in this ritual has made him unclean - criticized, despised, ridiculed and rejected by the so called professed believers of the Branch. They acknowledged the Message of the Holy Ghost but refused to accept the messenger and high priest appointed by the Lord. Joshua, the high priest does not claim to be a prophet, but a "teacher of righteousness."


THE ONE WHO GATHERS THE ASHES

Next, a person who is clean, one who has not touched the dead, shall gather the ashes of the heifer and lay them up in a clean place without the camp. The ashes are kept for the congregation for a “water of separation". It is purification for sin. There are two individuals who could possibly fill this position. If a female is to be accepted, then this person could only be Teresa Moore who has gathered all of Lois and Ben Roden's writings and compiled them into eight books. The Lords of Sabaoth Our Righteous Branches was the clean place outside the camp, Mt. Carmel, where the ashes were laid. Teresa was also made unclean. If a male were to be considered, then Doug Mitchell would fit the position since he and Steve Penner have compiled all of Brother and Sister Roden's writings electronically by and on a computer.

Unfortunately, when one gathers ashes one cannot help but get them all over themselves. Since the ashes or truths are what remains after the human representative in the office of the Spirit of Prophecy is fully consumed by the Spirit of burning upon their death, the ashes would give to one a false impression that these writings contained a complete and purified present truth message. But, unless these ashes are mixed with the Living Waters - the Holy Ghost Herself - to activate their cleansing and timely principles of present truth, to be sprinkled by the high priest, they will make any one who attempts to use them unclean by the literal fact that the ashes will get all over the individual who attempts to sprinkle them or disperse them without first mixing them with the living waters - the Spirit of Prophecy Herself. The unrolling of the scroll brings forth a timely present truth message through an appointed messenger or teacher of righteousness, appointed and taught by the Holy Ghost Herself, not necessarily the previous prophet.

In doing their part in this statute both individuals have become unclean and have been covered by the ashes and very firmly believe in themselves to be inspired with the present truth message and anointed of God to finish the work. The one who gathers the ashes does not perform the act of mixing the ashes with the living waters and sprinkling the unclean for purification. This work is to be done by Joshua the high priest and by him only. Their garments and flesh must be washed in water and the priest must sprinkle them with the water of separation after repenting of their sin of presumption and misrepresenting the Holy Ghost and Her message. If this admonition is not heeded, the uncleanness of the ashes will truly lead them into apostasy and into teaching even more heresy until they have fulfilled the antitypes of the false woman and the false prophet in the Branch Movement. All righteousness must be fulfilled!

Both Teresa and Doug are claiming to have a revelation of the Holy Ghost, but fail to acknowledge the true message and the original messenger who brought it to Mt. Carmel, in 1984, before Lois and the whole congregation. Both Doug Mitchell and Teresa Moore were not present to hear the message of the fullness of the Godhead and see how it miraculously did its work of separation of the loyal Branches from the rebels at New Mt. Carmel. Vernon and his group left the following day to live else where. Vernon was afraid that if his followers remained there any longer, he would lose their support since this message exposed his true motives.


THE ASHES OF THE RED HEIFER - 

THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY


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The ashes of the heifer are left when the carcass is completely consumed. There is not one bit of the heifer visible her personality is indistinguishable. The ashes could only be the pure unadulterated truths devoid of human personalities and ideas. That which has remained has been purified by fire, the Holy Ghost. Since Lois and her message represented the last and final sacrifice for purification, these ashes include all the writings of the prophets before her, the complete works of the Spirit of Prophecy. What we are now left with, are the ashes that represent the pure unadulterated truths, with no human personalities as a weakness or stumbling block; no one should copyright the Truth, it belongs to the Spirit of Prophecy. The purified truths or ashes, need to be mixed with THE LIVING WATERS, THE HOLY GHOST, THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. We must allow ourselves to be sprinkled by the High Priest with this present truth message - Christ The Word of Truth mixed together with The Living Waters in One Vessel - so that our uncleanness will not remain and we will not be cut off from the congregation. This is a statute forever. Num. 19:10.

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All the Bible prophets and reformers, including William Miller, Ellen White, Jones and Waggoner, V.T. Houteff, Ben L. Roden and Lois I. Roden are all dead and we remain unclean if we continually touch them or live with them in our dwellings, hoping that they will someday be resurrected to lead us. All of these prophets have put their names to the inspired Word or copyrighted their works and thus caused it to be made unclean by their humanity. All the truth must be put into one vessel, one barley cake; all mixed together without any differentiation as to who wrote what and all credit and glory be given to Its real Author and Interpreter, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy within our midst (Ezekiel chapter 4). There must be One Truth, One Spirit, One Faith, One Baptism, One Body of Believers whose members are following the Holy Ghost not a man or a woman.

The EVERLIVING SPIRIT OF PROPHECY - THE HOLY GHOST, is the One Who is will SHED PRESENT LIGHT ON THESE WRITINGS (ASHES) AND LIGHTEN THE WHOLE EARTH WITH HIS/HER GLORY. THE LIVING WATERS MIXED WITH THE ASHES OF ALL THE PROPHETIC WRITINGS, IS WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE UNCLEANNESS WE HAVE FROM LEANING ON THE ARM OF FLESH (THE DEAD) AND RECEIVING THE MARK OF THE BEAST, INSTEAD OF PROGRESSING INTO NEW LIGHT IN THE HOLY GHOST, AND RECEIVING THE SEAL OF GOD AND OUR PURIFICATION. IT IS NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER, BUT, BY MY SPIRIT SAYETH THE LORD.

"From the light that I have, that was shown me in FIGURE: There is a NARROW CIRCLE (Executive Council) here; inside of this narrow circle is even a KING (the high priest with his Executive Council) - a ROYAL, REIGNING POWER. God means what HE says: 'I DESIRE A CHANGE HERE.' THE LORD WANTS THE HOLY SPIRIT TO BE KING (not a man or a woman - human instrumentality or prophet. Zechariah Chapter 4 illustrates this Church and circle of power, a Golden Bowl atop a Candlestick and 7 lamps on it, with Seven Channels to the Lights; and Two Olive Trees on either side supplying the oil to the Bowl)." - General Conference Bulletin, E.G. White, April 1, 1901 (emphasis and parenthesis supplied).

What took place in 1984 at Passover was but a spiritual rehearsal that prefigured the actual death of the human agent in the office of the Spirit of Prophecy, symbolized by the red heifer. Lois Roden, died on November 11, 1986 and thus ended an era during which the Spirit of Prophecy was to work through only one human agent. Through Joshua, who first receives a garment change and a crown, all those that the Holy Ghost names will also receive a change of raiment and a crown, making them all teachers of righteousness and priests of the order of Melchizedek. All will acknowledge the Holy Ghost as Leader and the Elijah who restores all things, even eternal life. Both Lois and Ben Roden are outside the city of Jerusalem on the Mt. of Olives, the area where the bullock and the heifer were burned and where their ashes were kept.

BEFORE THE SPIRITUAL TEMPLE, IT'S PRIESTHOOD AND IT'S FIXTURES CAN BE USED AS A DWELLING PLACE FOR THE LORDS, AND USED IN THEIR SERVICE, THEY MUST BE SPRINKLED WITH THE WATER OF SEPARATION!

Every one of us playing his or her role in the drama of the ages, whether a priest, a prophet, one of the congregation or a stranger, is unclean because of sin. We are in the last minutes of the last act, just before the curtain closes on our probation. Our prayer is that you remember your lines, and do not forget your part when the director, the Holy Ghost, gives you your cue to perform!

The ritual of purification to cleanse the leper and those that have touched the dead — those dead in trespasses and sins - takes seven days to complete or seven years to complete (a day for a year). The actual death or the literal sacrifice of the heifer took place Nov. 11, 1986 when Lois Roden died as leader of The Living Waters Branch. In 1989, in the third year of this ritual, the ashes of the red heifer or the writings that were gathered by Teresa Moore, were obtained by the "spiritual son," the high priest, and were mixed with The Living Waters Branch of Righteousness, the present truth message of the Holy Ghost and Her Intercession. The combined Truth was figuratively sprinkled on the Branch Movement for the purification of the Wavesheaf from sin and uncleanness at Passover 1990. At this time the high priest offered up the Wavesheaf before the Lord at the Temple sight on Mt. Moriah. Joshua then greeted The Branch when He as Judge sitting on His Traveling Judicial Throne came down to earth on the Mt. of Olives. Joshua the high priest represented before our Lords' Judicial Throne, The Merkabah, all those to be harvested, when He comes to the earth and the Heavenly and the earthly Sanctuary become one. Those living on the earth constitute the Temple of "lively stones" that must be built and purified by The Branch Himself through the Intercessory Work of His Holy Ghost and Helpmate.

Since Lois died in November 1986, then, November 1993 is the end of the seventh year or the end of the seven days when I hope we will all be cleansed from our sin and uncleanness. The sprinkling for the seventh day (year) would need to take place during Second Passover 1993, at which time "The Flood Type" will begin it's latter day fulfillment.


AFTER THE HOLOCAUST AT NEW MT CARMEL

Joshua, the high priest, returned to the Mt. Carmel property at Second Passover of 1993 and offered up the Living Wavesheaf. He also sprinkled the land seven times with the Water of Separation. A pair of white turtledoves was set free on the property as a "Peace Offering" and to symbolize both the Branch He and the Branch She the Lords our righteousness. It is hoped that these doves would make Mt. Carmel their home and be fruitful and multiply to bring forth a large number of live peace offerings to symbolize the Wavesheaf of the Living to be gathered at New Mt. Carmel - those that are poor in spirit and in need of the Holy Ghost's Intercessory Work in their lives. A revival and a reformation must come through the Holy Ghost. Not by man's might nor by man's power but by My Spirit - the Holy Ghost, sayeth the Lord - the Branch our righteousness.

Joshua also prayed for all those that lost their loved ones in the holocaust on April 19, 1993, which was nine days after the Wavesheaf offering during Passover week. Nine is the number of judgment - Eze 9. Chapters 28 and 29 of Isaiah give us an outline of what truly the Lord allowed to take place at Mt. Camel (Ariel - altar of God) the city where David - Ben Roden (Ariel - lion of God) - lived.


THE FLOOD TYPE AND ITS FULFILLMENT

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At Second Passover 1993, "The Flood Type" began its prophetic fulfillment as a flood of latter rain fell for forty days and nights. This Truth was poured out upon the earth (USA) to lighten it with The Glory of The Branch She, THE HOLY GHOST MESSAGE and POWER. The earth will be cleansed from all sin and uncleanness, beginning with New Mt. Carmel and the BDSDA Movement. Much light has been given about David Koresh and the Branch Davidian Movement. All their secret sins and those of the ATF and the FBI will be exposed to the public and it will be seen how the US government and the BDSDA have wandered after the beast and its image. The Lord will expose their secret sins and bring them to an open shame.

Although the Branch Davidian name has been made a curse throughout the earth, the promise is that The Word of Truth will "be raised to glorious exaltation and victory at the shame of its enemies." During the last year allotted to the fig tree to bear fruit, the BDSDA Message will be raised from the dead by the latter rain of Truth brought by the Living Waters Branch of Righteousness. The flood of truth will explain to Branches, Davidians, Seventh-Day Adventists, other denominations and even the gentile world why the Waco incident happened. Providentially, the Lord orchestrated this whole scenario, that the church(es) and the world could be judged by the way they relate to this situation. The revelation of the Seven Thunders will also be given more fully that we might understand the mystery of God and godliness. As result, the whole earth will be lightened by His Glory and cleansed from sin and uncleanness.

The flooding of the main tributaries in midwestem USA is nature's way of sympathizing, in the physical world, with what has manifested in the spiritual realm. It has been reported that there has not been such large scale flooding in the USA for over 500 years. It is no coincidence that 500 years ago the Protestant Reformation was cleansing Europe, the Old World, from the falsehoods and abominations of Papal Rome. The spiritual rain of truth fed the a river of life (Eze 47) that over flowed its banks and grew deeper and deeper and wider and wider until its flood covered the whole earth with its waters of revival and reform. The result caused a shaking and a reformation in both the religious and the secular world. Freedom of religion and the separation of church and state was dearly fought for. Religious persecution was enforced on to heretics by the papal power, in places where it still had civil authority. This country, USA, was eventually settled by those that came out of this persecution and desired to settle where they could practice their religious beliefs freely.

As the main tributaries flow from the north to the south of this country, dividing it into two main sections, likewise, in the spiritual realm, there is a river of truth that flows from the Merkabah Throne, in the sides of the north, the place from which Dan, the Judge, executes justice and righteousness in the earth. This little branch of truth begins as a trickle and grows to become a large river. And as it swells wider and wider it brings judgment where ever its waters flow, bringing either life or death. The river of truth that is beginning to flow through this country, will bring revival and reform to some and judgment and death to others. Many have listened to the flood of information about David Koresh and "his cult" and have had to choose the good from the evil. Should the government of the USA harass a religious organization that they deem is not politically correct? Does a person have a right to believe and practice whatever he believes is his religious preference if he is not hurting anyone or anything? Does the government have a right to tell you what to believe? Should church and state remain separate?

The whole Waco tragedy has caused an overflowing of the spiritual river of truth that is growing with each passing day. The Lord is here in the earth (USA) on His Judgment Throne, to separate His people from their sins and sinners. He has come to establish His government and kingdom in the earth. The beast and the false prophet are against this plan and will persecute all dissenters that are not politically and religiously correct. They will be forced to accept and fall into line with the One World Order. The whole world will be forced to worship the beast and its image or choose the Lord and his kingdom.

The completion of the sealing of the firstfruits, between the sixth and seventh seal overlap, punctuated at Atonement 1989, announced after Passover 1990, in The Daily Part 4, brought the declaration that the four winds of Revelation Seven began to be let loose. Since then, the evidence of world political upheaval, unprecedented natural disasters, record breaking hurricanes (Florida/Hawaii), unprecedented fires in pacific northwest, California, and Yellowstone, major catastrophic volcanic action in the Philippines, terrible earthquakes in the near east, far east and in many other places starting with San Francisco (6.9/7.1 Tabernacles 89), freak accidents, freak weather [in the September 93 issue of Life, magazine the title caption reads "The Year of Killer Weather, Why Has Nature Gone Mad?], major riots, record breaking rapid increase in the nation's crime [last two years], all in rapid succession and continuing to accelerate, speaks forth the evidence of the proclamation. The Voice of The Seventh Angel of Revelation, The Holy Ghost, delineates the prophecies of the "succession of events leading down to the opening of the judgment." Lesson #3 Ben Roden. No one else has stated as much. Nor set in order anything substantive concerning the Judgment in progress for the Wavesheaf and Firstfruits [in that order] now proceeding in The Executive Merkab Throne above the earth. The Final Midnight Cry Message, presently sounding, gives understanding, order and sequence to the events of The Judgment from 1844 to the present. If the message is not family centered, represented by the same family, one family, announcing a marriage, The Marriage, then it is not The Midnight Cry Message. - EW 277, G.C. 426-427.


THE PROPHECY OF ISAIAH CHAPTER 28

Isaiah says, "Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim ...them that are overcome with wine! Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one (the Holy Ghost), which as a tempest ...as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down the earth with the hand. The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden with feet:...In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glory, ...and for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment...But they (Vernon and his followers) also have erred through wine, and through strong drink (falsehood of Babylon) are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. For all tables (the place where spiritual food is eaten) are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean ...For with stammering lips and another tongue (the voice of the Holy Ghost) will he speak to these people ...yet they would not hear.

"Wherefore, hear ye the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is Jerusalem (Mt. Carmel). Because ye have said, we made a covenant with death (martyrdom), and with hell are we at agreement (you must go through hell on earth to reach heaven); when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore, thus saith the Lord God, behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation (yecuwdah - feminine) a stone (the Holy Ghost), a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure (to appoint, to take counsel together, to establish) foundation; he that believeth (in the Holy Ghost message) shall not make haste. Judgment will I also lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and hail (hardened water - fundamental spiritual truths) shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and waters shall overflow (more Present Truth will be poured out during the Flood Type - Second Passover '93) the hiding place.

"And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night (50 days - number of jubilee or Pentecost - purification of debts or deeds): and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report (Vernon's doctrine)...For the lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act (execute the slaughter of his professed but rebellious and apostate people)." - Isaiah 28:1-21.


THE PROPHECY OF ISAIAH CHAPTER 29

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"Woe to you Ariel (lion of God), to Ariel (altar or hearth of God), of the city where David (Ben Roden, even David Koresh) settled! Add year to year and let your cycle of festivals go on. Yet will I besiege Ariel; she will mourn and lament, she will be to me as Ariel, an altar hearth. I will encamp against you all around; I will encircle you with towers and set up my siege works (the ATF and FBI - the Assyrian) against you. Brought low, you will speak from the ground; your speech will mumble out of the dust (ashes). Your voice will come ghostlike out of the earth; out of the dust (ashes) your speech will whisper. But your many enemies will become like fine dust (the propellant of the CSA gas), the ruthless hordes like blown chaff. Suddenly, in a instant, the Lord Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise (battering rams, explosions and fire), with windstorm and tempest (a hard wind blew) and flames of a devouring fire." - Isaiah 29:1-6 NIV.

"And all the nations fighting against Jerusalem will vanish like a dream! As a hungry man dreams of drinking, but is still faint from the thirst when he wakes up, so your enemies will of victorious conquest, but all to no avail. You are amazed, incredulous? You don't believe it? Then go ahead and be blind if you must! You are stupid - and not from drinking, either. Stagger, and not from wine! For the Lord has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep. He has closed the eyes of your prophet and seers, (Vernon and his executive council), so all of these future events are a sealed book (Seven Seals) to them. When you give it to one who can read, he says, "I can't, for it's sealed." When you give it to another, he says, "Sorry, I can't read." (Only David Koresh was believed could open and read the sealed book of seven seals). And so the Lord says, "Since these people say they are mine (Branches) but do not obey me (follow a man - David Koresh - instead of the Holy Ghost - Spirit of Prophecy), and since their worship amounts to mere words learned by rote (rules taught by men), therefore I will take awesome vengeance on these hypocrites, and make their wisest counselors as fools."

"Woe to those who try to hide their plans from God, who try to keep him in the dark concerning what they do! "God can't see us," they say to themselves. "He doesn't know what is going on!" How stupid can they be! Isn't he, the Potter, greater than you, the jars he makes? Will you say to him, "He didn't make us"? Does a machine call its inventor dumb? Soon - and it will not be very long - the wilderness of Lebanon will be a fruitful field again, a lush and fertile forest (many trees or spirit filled leaders).

"In that day the deaf will hear the words of a book (the message of the Holy Ghost), and out of their gloom and darkness the blind (the remnant that escaped the devouring flames at Mt. Carmel) will see my plans. The meek (the humble not seeking a position among the "elite martyrs") will be filled with fresh joy (new wine, extra oil) from the Lord, and the poor (in spirit) shall exult in the Holy One of Israel (the Holy Ghost). Bullies (those that would ruthlessly assume and uphold their own position as prophet and king - David Koresh with his imps, muscle men and gunmen, or anyone else who would use force or the spirit of tyranny - dictatorship) will vanish and scoffers (those opposed to Joshua, he whose right it is to represent the people as the appointed earthly high priest of Numbers 19 and Zechariah 3) will cease, and all those plotting evil (the rejecters of the Holy Ghost message) will be slain by The Holy Ghost - those who with a word make a man out to be guilty, who ensnare the defender in court and with false testimony deprive the innocent of justice.

"That is why the Lord who redeemed Abraham says; My people will no longer pale with fear, or be ashamed (of David Koresh or any other dictator). For when they see the surging birth rate (many converted through the Spirit of Truth) and the expanding economy (the physical blessings of the Lord), then they will fear and rejoice in my name (keep my name Branch holy), and praise the Holy One of Israel (the Holy Ghost), and stand in awe of Him/Her. Those in error (those wayward in spirit) will believe the truth (Holy Ghost message), and complainers will be willing to be taught (by Joshua, the teacher of righteousness)." - Isaiah 29:7-24, The Living Bible.

We do hope and pray that Branches understand the lesson the Lord has allowed the church and the world to watch as He dealt with those in open rebellion and apostasy to His commandments. The Lord is ' merciful! But, those who continue to reject the pleading of the Angel of Mercy and will not receive Her power to enable them to overcome sin and death, force the Lord to reject them, and leave them to their own foolish designs. How can He help us if we reject the very means He sends for our salvation, the Holy Ghost?

When we look at the advent types clearly pointing the way to the "Revival and Reformation that brings about the change in "theories, habits, and practices" as shown in Sister Roden's Heralds of the Morning chart and the Ezekiel 4 step chart, The Progress of the Protestant Reformation, we see that an earthly marriage would herald the revival and ONE family would lead out in this work to demonstrate and announce The Marriage of God. When we consider the messengers of 1888, the "faint shadow" of what was to come, we are again confronted with the reality that....”Since they were not all of the same family, the father, the mother, and the son, the work was hindered and the progress of the reformation halted in 1888. Not having the three members of the same family as envisioned in Eden, The Holy Spirit could not work in a mighty way. Nevertheless, 1888 pictures, in a marked manner, that which is to obtain in the final restoration in these last days." - The Daily part 2 p 6.


REMEMBER, THE TYPE OF THE SCAPEGOAT

If we will but remember the type of the scapegoat we will recognize when the "closing up" of the Day of Atonement will begin (has begun). In the finishing up of The Atonement it must be remembered that the slaying of the goat for the Lord is before the offering of the scapegoat is made. The scapegoat was NOT a blood sacrifice but a live offering. We recognize this today by the reality that we have only ONE Intercessor remaining. As was announced at Passover 1990, we are "without an Intercessor". One sacrifice or goat died, and the other goat lives. So it is today. The Branch He message was crucified at Passover 1993, and The Branch She Message and Movement lives on to make the Atonement. The Branch Message - Christ The Word — bore our sins. As type and prophesy shows, the "closing up" of The Great Day of Atonement must be prior to and include the counting and gathering of the 144,000.

"Zechariah's vision of Joshua and the Angel applies with peculiar force to the experience of God's people in the closing up of the great day of Atonement." 5T472 On page 476 we see that the "complete fulfillment" of this finishing up of the day of the Atonement is just before the firstfruits stand on Mt. Zion clothed with the full armor of God ready for His holy service(s).


IN CONCLUSION


THE MERKAB THRONE AND THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

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We as Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists know from the writings of the Spirit of Prophecy that the Ark of the Covenant was made by Moses to house the tables of stone on which God wrote His Law with His own finger. This Ark was fashioned after the one in the heavenly Sanctuary upon which the Father, the Governor and Judge of the Sanctuary sits. The earthly Ark was an exact replica of the heavenly ark. The Father, through His Son, manifested His presence between the two cherubim upon the mercy seat. Righteous men to protect it from falling into the wrong hands when Jerusalem was besieged secreted the earthly Ark, The Merkabah Throne, in a cave. We are told by Inspiration that the Ark will be brought forth in these latter days that all might see the tables of stone on which was written the Law by the hand of God. This Law will judge the world.

When Christ the Branch, Our High Priest, finished His Mediatorial Investigative Work in heaven, the Father gave Him a Throne on which to sit as Judge. This was the Father's Judicial Throne which contained His Law and before which the Son interceded on behalf of humanity while performing His Mediatorial Work before His Father in the heavenly sanctuary. Since that work is finished, the Father gave His Throne with all power and authority in heaven and in earth to His Son to execute His will in the earth. The Son has taken off His Priestly robes and has put on His garments of vengeance, the garments of a Judge and He is seated on His Father's Throne - The Merkab Throne.

The heavenly Merkab Throne, the Ark of the heavenly Covenant, the Father's Law and authority, has been given to His Son. He has come down to the earth as a "thief in the night" to execute the Father's will in the Judgment and the Harvest, beginning at the House of God.

Therefore, there are two Arks, two Merkaboth; Chariots or Thrones. One is the original heavenly seat of the Father - The Merkab (masculine), and the other is a replica and is the earthly seat of the Mother -The Merkabah (feminine) was given to the Daughter for Her wedding dowry. There are two sets of the tables of stone (2 + 2 = 4) on which the transcript of the character of the Godhead, Elohim is written. Why are there two Arks (Merkaboth) and two sets of Ten Commandments? How will they be used in the harvest of the earth? We will discuss these questions and how they all pertain to the Marriage of the King's Son and Daughter in The Merkabah - Part 6 - "Behold the Bride and the Bridegroom Cometh."


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