The Omega of Apostasy

Ezekiel Chapter 28


Lucifer Alpha of Apostasy

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The King James Version

The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 2.  Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD: Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: 3.  Behold, thou ait wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: 4.  With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: 5.  By thy great wisdom and by thy traffic hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heait is lifted up because of thy riches: 6.  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; 7.  Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: (The Delta Force) and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness, 8.  They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shall die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. (in the midst of all nations) 9.  Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shall be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee. 10.  Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. - King James Version - Ezekiel 28 1-10 


Koresh Omega of Apostasy

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The New International Version

The word of the LORD came to me: 2. "Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, This is what the Sovereign LORD says: '"In the pride of your heart you say, "I am a god, I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas." But you are a man and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god. 3.  Are you wiser than Daniel? Is no secret hidden from you? 4. By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries 5. By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud. 6.  '"Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: '"Because you think you are wise, as wise as a god, 7. I am going to bring foreigners against you, the most ruthless of nations, they will draw their swords against your beauty and wisdom and pierce your shining splendor. 8.  They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die a violent death in the heart of the seas. 9.  Will you then say, "I am a god," in the presence of those who kill you? You will be but a man, not a god, in the hands of those who slay you. 10.  You will die the death of the uncircumcised at the hands of foreigners. I have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD."  - New International Version -- Ezekiel 28:1-10 


The Delta Force - The Terror of Nations

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The Living Bible

Here is another message given to me from the Lord: 2.  "Son of dust, say to the prince of Tyre, The Lord God says: You are so proud you think you are God, sitting on the throne of a god on your island home in the midst of the seas. But you are only a man and not a god, though you boast yourself to be like God. 3.  You are wiser than Daniel, for no secret is hidden from you. 4.  You have used your wisdom and understanding to get great wealth-gold and silver and many treasures, 5.  Yes, your wisdom has made you very rich and very proud." 6.  Therefore the Lord God says: "Because you claim that you are as wise as God, 7. an enemy army, the terror of the nations, (The Delta Force) shall suddenly draw their swords against your marvelous wisdom and defile your splendor! 8.  They will bring you to the pit of hell, and you shall die as those pierced with many wounds, there on your island in the heart of the seas. 9.  Then will you boast as a god? At least to these invaders you will be no god, but merely man! 10.  You will die like an outcast at the hands of foreigners. For I have spoken it," the Lord God says. - The Living Bible,  Ezekiel 28:1-10 



Ellen White's Comments

On EzekieI 28 And Related Topics


Ellen G. White

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"A General Movement Represented. I ask our people to study the twenty-eighth chapter of Ezekiel. The representation here made, while it - refers primarily   to   Lucifer, the fallen angel, has yet  a  broader significance. Not one being, but a general movement, is described, and one that we shall witness. A faithful study of this chapter should lead those who are seeking for truth to walk in all the light that God has given to His people, lest they be deceived by the deceptions of these last days (Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 17. p. 30)." - S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Volume 4, Ellen G. White, page 1162.

"Omega to One of the Most Subtle Delusions -- We are now to be on guard, and not drawn away from the all-important message given of God for this time. Satan is not ignorant of the result of trying to define God and Jesus Christ in a spiritualistic way that sets God and Christ as a nonentity. The moments occupied in this kind of science are, in the place of preparing the way of the Lord, making a way for Satan to come in and confuse the minds with mysticisms of his own devising. Although they are dressed up in angel robes they have made our God and our Christ a nonentity. Why? -- because Satan sees the minds are all fitted for his working. Men have lost tract of Christ and the Lord God, and have been obtaining an experience that is Omega to one of the subtlest delusions that will ever captivate the minds of men. We are forbidden to... set the imagination in a train of conjecture. — Diary, #48, pp. 153, 163, Aug. 25 and Aug. 28, 1904." The Manuscript Releases, Volume 11, Ellen White, page 211.

Tested by the Law

"Thou shall have no other gods before me." Lucifer disputed the justice of this requirement in heaven and thought its existence altogether unnecessary. He said in his heart: "I will ascend into heaven. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north, I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High." He had been made beautiful, he had been highly exalted in heaven, and his heart was lifted up because of his beauty; he had corrupted his wisdom by reason of his brightness. ...

Under the symbol of the king of Tyrus, the Scriptures give us a description of the character and destiny of the first great rebel against the law of God. He who knows the end from the beginning, had his laws and commandments before the world was created, and Satan chose to question his claims before the angels of heaven, because the law set forth the Omnipotent as the only true and living God, and forbade the worship of any other being. The authority of God was backed up by the requirements of his law, which was to hold jurisdiction over all created intelligences. The will of God was to be recognized in his requirements and acknowledged as supreme in the heavenly universe.

It is the prerogative of God alone to prescribe the duty of men and angels. The will of God is a perfect will, and must be obeyed as it is set forth in his holy law, because every requirement is just, and is set forth by infinite wisdom. The law of God should be obeyed even though there were no authority to enforce it, and no rewards for its obedience. The highest interests of men and angels are conserved in obeying the law of God. God's will expressed in his law is the supreme will, and no invention, no device of men can take its place. Obedience to the commandments of men instead of to the commandments of God will be as abomination in the sight of God; for what God requires is essential to the highest good of his subjects, and is therefore essential for tlie gloty of God.

Through the obedience of his commandments it is the purpose of God to remove from the heart every species of selfishness. He would barricade the soul from all indulgence in perverted appetites, and expel from the heart all rebellion and ingratitude. Can it be possible that any of us should wish that God would abolish his commandments, when it is for our happiness and life to obey them? What blessing or advantage would man gain by doing away with the commandments of God? Were he to abolish the first commandment, the authority of God would not stand as supreme, as the authority of the only true and living God. What advantage would accrue to man should he gain reputation, learning, wealth, and honor, and yet be one who, while receiving benefits from God every hour, ignored God, and did not conform his practical life to the precepts of Jehovah? Knowledge, power, education, reputation, or wealth is not to be permitted to come in between the soul and God. The Lord must hold the first place in our affections; for "God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." God gave his Son to the world in order that men might be redeemed'' from transgression and sin.

Through faith in Christ as our personal Savior, we receive moral power by which we may surrender every faculty to the service of God. With a full sense of our obligation to God, we may devote every entrusted ability to the service of Christ, and bring every power under the control of the will of God. In doing the will of God we are assured of developing characters after the divine similitude.

Religion is a practical matter, and calls for a daily devoting of all we have and are to God. All worldly business is to be done as a part of religion, and is to redound to the honor and glory of God. Every amusement is to be considered in this light, and it is to be regarded as injurious or useful only as it respects the glory of God. If those who would indulge in amusements can find commands whereby they may be justified in them as doing the will of God, they will be justified in believing that they are promoting the glory of God and the good of society. We are required to render perfect obedience to the rule laid down by the apostle, "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."

He who ever keeps this rule in view, and lives according to its requirement, will form a character after the divine likeness; for in this way men will become holy, blameless, and without rebuke.

We are living under the scrutiny of the whole heavenly host, and the angels are watching to see whether we improve the opportunity to do good unto all men, and especially unto those that are of the household of faith. To love God supremely and to love our neighbor as ourselves, will require from us to be continually in the spirit of humble prayer, relying alone upon God for our sufficiency. The only character that is of any value in the sight of God is that character which is free from every stain of selfishness. 

"The world passeth away and the lust thereof but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever." Selfish living, indulgence in self gratification, will bring no true happiness in this life, and give no hope of a future, immortal life. But to him who by patient continuance in well doing, seeks for glory, honor, and immortality, God will render eternal life.

Faith does not make void the law, and though there are persons who insist that through faith in Christ they are freed from obligation to keep the law, yet the teaching of prophets and apostles contradicts their position. "Faith without works [obedience] is dead," Men's characters are estimated according to their works. James says, "Show me thy faith without thy works [if it were possible], and I will show thee my faith by my works." Faith in the great plan of redemption without corresponding works is not reckoned as faith, Christ our Redeemer did not suffer the penalty of the law for our sins in order to deliver us from obligation to keep God's commandments. Christ suffered the penalty of the law, which was death, in order to give to man another trial, to provide for him another probation, and allot to him another opportunity of proving loyal to the authority of God. Every soul is to be tested, for he is held responsible for obedience to the divine law, and, although Christ has died for man's transgression, those who continue in disobedience will suffer the penalty of their sin. The condition upon which men will be offered the benefits of salvation is through repentance toward God, because of transgression of his holy law, faith in Christ, by which he receives power from on high to become an obedient subject of the government of God. Those who would be saved must take Christ as their personal Savior, and become not only hearers, but doers of his words. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

"For this is the love of God that we keep his commandments."  

                                                                     - Signs of the Times, Tested by the Law - By Mrs. E. G. White

The Alpha and Omega

"When the students of prophecy shall set hearts to know the truths of Revelation, they will realize what an importance is attached to this search. Christ Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the Genesis of the Old Testament, and the Revelation of the New. Both meet together in Christ. Adam and God are reconciled by the obedience of the second Adam, who accomplished the work of overcoming the temptations of Satan and redeeming Adam's disgraceful failure and fall." -- S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 6, p 1092, The Alpha and Omega

"The two Adams will meet in Paradise and embrace each other, while the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet, and all who have refused the opportunities and privileges given to them at such infinite cost, and have not returned to' their loyalty, will be shut out of Paradise" (MS 33, 1897) - S D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 6, p 1093

"The Alpha of the Omega"

"There are times when important movements must be made in a crisis that the Lord permits - the development of an evil work which has long been in minds and hearts. The work of advancement in the proclamation of truth has at such times been greatly hindered [by] specious workings, which are the Alpha of the Omega, which means very much to the people who are in any way connected with parties who have received the warnings of the Lord, but refused to heed them.... - Manuscript Releases Volume Eleven, Alpha and Omega, p 211

"Omega to One of the Most Subtle Delusions"

We are now to be on guard, and not drawn away from the all-important message given of God tor this time (the message of the fourth member of the Godhead) Satan is not ignorant of the result of trying to define God and Jesus Christ in a spiritualistic way [USED HERE IN REFERENCE TO A SYSTEM OF INTERPRETATION, NOT SPIRITISM POPULARLY CALLED SPIRITUALISM.] that sets God and Christ as a nonentity. The moments occupied in this kind of science are, in the place of preparing the way of the Lord, making a way for Satan to come in and confuse the minds with mysticisms of his own devising (this is what happened in The Branch Movement when Vernon came on the scene to impersonate our Creator, the Only begotten Son of God, in the flesh). Although they are dressed up in angel robes they have made our God and our Christ a nonentity. Why?" because Satan sees the minds are all fitted for his working. Men have lost tract of Christ and the Lord God, and have been obtaining an experience that is Omega to one of the most subtle delusions that will ever captivate the minds of men. We are forbidden to... set the imagination in a train of conjecture." - Diary, #48, pp. 153,163, Aug. 25 and Aug. 28,1904, (Manuscript Releases Volume Eleven -- Alpha and Omega - p 211


My Personal Comments

Charles J Pace

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Brother Houteff and Benjamin Roden prophesied that the Branch Davidian Church would reject the message of the Branch - The Branch She Message - and take on the mark of the beast, 666 the number of a man - Vernon Howell a.k.a. David Koresh, and ultimately crucify Christ the WORD afresh before the whole world. By agreeing with this man's abominable teachings, the Only Begotten Son, conceived and born through the Spirit Mother, was made as a nonentity - nonexistent. That is why The LORD our Righteousness executed the Ezekiel 9 slaughter on April 19, 1993, by summoning "strangers, the terrible of the nations" (Delta Force) to slay the abominable branch who claimed "I am God; I sit on the throne of God in the heart of the seas (nations)." But, the LORD said, "You are just a man and not God, though you think you are as wise as God."

Is this not the ultimate apostasy? At least all the other denominations, including the Branch DSDA, the Davidian SDA and the SDA, still believe in the Only Begotten Son, even though they may be full of saints and sinners. But all those that followed and continue to follow "the man of sin" Vernon Howell, David Koresh, truly have gone into apostasy, rejecting the True Lamb of God for this impostor. When you put away the law and the prophets, the Scriptures and the Spirit of Prophecy, you are left wthout a chart or a compass to navigate your vessel through the storms created by every wind of doctrine! Vernon did away with the Law and the writings of all the prophets, and left the people without a complete standard to judge his works and life. "To the Law (Decalogue) and to the Testimony (Spirit of Truth), if they speak not according to this WORD (The Only Begotten Son), there is no Light (Shekhinah) in them." Isaiah 8:20

"Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD (YHVH) says: 'Because you think you are wise, as wise as God, I am going to bring foreigners against you, the most ruthless of nations (the Delta Force); they will draw their swords against your beauty and wisdom (your message of the Seven Seals) and pierce your shining splendor. They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die a violent death in the heart of the seas, in the midst of the nation(s)."

USA is the melting pot of all nations and denominations and Waco is at the heart of the nation, the heart of Texas. 

Will you then say, "I am God, in the presence of those who kill you? You will be but a man not a god, in the hands of those who slay you. You will die the death of the uncircumcised at the hands of foreigners. I have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD (YHVH)." - Ezekiel 28:6-10

Christ Refuted Satan's Boast That No One Could Live a Spotless Life

"Christ came to suffer in man's behalf, for Satan had made the boast that no one could withstand his devising and in this world live a spotless life. Clothed with human nature, the Redeemer subjected Himself to all the temptations with which human beings are beset, and He overcame on every point. The record of His life is given to the world, that no one need be in doubt as to the power of the grace of God. To every soul who strives for perfection of Christian character, this world becomes a battlefield on which is fought the controversy between good and evil. And everyone who trusts in Christ will gain the victory."  - Alpha and Omega, Manuscript Releases Volume Eleven, p 213

Alpha and Omega

"I must act in accordance with the light the Lord has given me; and I say to you that Elder _____ and Dr. _____ (Clive Doyle and survivors) will make every effort possible to get possession of the Tabernacle, in order that in it they may present their doctrines. We must not allow that house to be used for the promulgation of error until our work is done in Battle Creek (New Mount Carmel). The Tabernacle was built by the (Branch Davidian) Seventh-day Adventist people. It is their property, and their loyal representatives should control it (Charles Pace). On this question I will stand firm, and if you and others will take a decided stand with us, you will be doing that which God requires of you at this time." - Manuscript Releases Volume Eleven - Alpha and Omega, p 214

Church Members Who Appeal to Worldly Courts Show They Have Chosen the World for Them

"The world and unconverted church members are in sympathy with each other. Some, when God reproves them for wanting their own way, make the world their confidence, and bring church matters before the world for decision. Then there is collision and strife, and Christ is crucified afresh and put to open shame. These church members who appeal to the courts of the world show that they have chosen the world as their judge, and their names are registered in heaven as one with unbelievers. How eagerly the world seizes the statements of those who betray sacred trusts!

This action of appealing to human courts, never before entered into by Seventh-day Adventists, has now been done....

"There is hope for all who will hear the truth and repent of their evil works. When from unfeigned lips the earnest prayer goes up, "Create in me a clean heart, O God," the answer comes in the promise, "Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them" (Ezekiel 36:25-27). - Manuscript Releases Volume Eleven - Problems in Battle Creek (New Mount Carmel), p 216-217

The Bible Instructor

"All the great truths of the Scriptures center in Christ: rightly understood, all lead to Him. Let Christ be presented as the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, of the great plan of redemption. Present to the people such subjects as will strengthen their confidence in God and His Word, and lead them to investigate its teachings for themselves. And as they go forward, step by step, in the study of the Bible, they will be better prepared to appreciate the beauty and harmony of its precious truths.- Review and Herald, June 13,1912 " Evangelism, p 485.

The Quality of Our Faith

"You cannot have a thought without Christ. You cannot have an inclination to come to Him unless He sets in motion influences and impresses His Spirit upon the human mind. And if there is a man on the face of the earth who has any inclination toward God, it is because of the many influences that are set to work to bear upon his mind and heart. Those influences call for the allegiance to God and an appreciation of the great work that God has done for him.

"Then don't let us ever say that we can repent of ourselves, and then Christ will pardon. No, indeed. It is the favor of God that pardons. It is the favor of God that leads us by His power to repentance. Therefore, it is all of Jesus Christ, everything of Him, and you want to just give back glory to God. Why don't you respond more when you meet together in your meetings? Why don't you have the quickening influence of the Spirit of God when the love of Jesus and His salvation are presented to you? It is because you do not see that Christ is first and last and best, and the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the very Author and Finisher of our faith. You don't realize this, and therefore you remain in your sins. Why is this? It is because Satan is here wrestling and battling for the souls of men. He casts his hellish shadow right to thwart our pathway, and all that you can see is the enemy and his power.

"Look away from his power to the One that is mighty to save to the utmost. Why doesn't your faith plow through the shadow to where Christ is? He has led captivity captive and given gifts unto men. He will teach you that Satan claims every soul that does not join with Him as his property." - The Quality of Our Faith, p73

The Crucial Point in the Great Controversy

"Satan is the author of death. What did Christ do after He brought Satan under the dominion of death? The very last words of Christ while expiring on the cross were, "It is finished" (John 19:30). The devil saw that he had overdone himself. Christ by dying accomplished the death of Satan and brought immortality to light.

"And after Christ came up from the Resurrection, what did He do? He grasped His power and held His scepter. He opened the graves and brought up the multitude of captives, testifying to everyone in our world and in creation that He had the power over death and that He rescued the captives of death.

"Not all that believed in Jesus were brought to life at that time. It was only a specimen of what would be, that we may know that death and the grave are not to hold the captives, because Christ took them to heaven. And when He comes again with power and great glory, He will open the graves. The prison house will be opened, and the dead will come forth again to a glorious immortality.

"Here are the trophies which Christ took up with Him and presented to the universe of heaven and the worlds that God has created. Any affection that ever they had for Lucifer, who was the covering cherub, is now destroyed. God gave him a chance to work out his character, if He had not done this, there might have been those who felt the accusation he brought against God that He didn't give him a fair chance was justified.

"The Prince of Life and the prince of darkness were in conflict. The Prince of Life prevailed, but at an infinite cost. His triumph is our salvation. (It is the bringing forth of His power of resurrection and Life, His Helpmate, The Shekhinah). He is our Substitute and Surety, and what He says to him that overcomes tells whether man has anything to do or not at all?

"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame and am set down with My Father in His throne" (Revelation 3:21).

The Overcomer and The Prince of Life

Those of us who overcome the controversy between The Prince of Life and the prince of darkness will sit on our Father's throne, as He sits with His Father on His throne. We must go through the same experience as all the created beings did before Lucifer's ultimate apostasy and expulsion from heaven. If we are to sit on His throne and judge men and angels, we must judge ourselves first, if we be in the faith, having the faith of and having faith in the Only Son of God!

The Wave Sheaf, both of the dead and of the living, must all judge themselves. To know what was truly in our hearts, the Lord of the harvest orchestrated the drama of the ages on His threshing floor, New Mt. Carmel (a fruitful field). His Judicial Throne flies over His land. He is there to bring judgment first to His Church (BDSDA), then he will judge the nations (denominations and the nations) with the same judgment. May we all be judged as overcomers and sit with Him on His Throne to judge nations and angels!

What Benjamin Roden Said

What took place at New Mount Carmel Center was the fulfillment of the prophecies given by Ellen G. White (founder of The Seventh-day Adventists), Victor T. Houteff (founder of The Davidian Seventh-day Adventists), and Benjamin L. Roden (founder of The Branch Davidian Seventh-day Adventists), as presented in the following quotes.

Ben Roden Prophesied Apostasy

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"The Rod prophesied that the Branch (Christ) would bring about revival; and reformation - the great change in the church. Now, since Christ is the Word and the BRANCH is Christ, so then, it is easy to see that the Branch is a message... The sad part is that type reveals that Judah (in the church) will again crucify the BRANCH.  Since the BRANCH is not a person but Christ, Inspiration reveals they crucify Christ by rejecting His message - the BRANCH. This is what Davidians say:

'...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 to glorious exaltation and victory and to the shame of its enemies.' - The Symbolic Code [Victor T. Houteff], March 1956, Vol. 11 # 5 pp 13, 14." quoted in the Branch Lesson # 3, Benjamin L. Roden, July 10, 1958, p 8.

'"And his feet like unto fine brass...' Rev. 1:15 On the metal image of Daniel 2, brass is the third metal - gold, silver, and brass. Therefore The Branch, being the third division since 1844 is the brazen serpent, while we are yet in the wilderness (land of the Gentiles). If all who are bitten by the old serpent, the devil, will look upon the Brazen Serpent, the Branch, as did Israel in the days of Moses, they too, will be healed. (The Great Controversy, [Ellen White] 415:3)" -- The Wedding Supper #1, Benjamin L. Roden, Feb. 22, 1960, p 5.

As one can see from Benjamin L. Roden's prophecy, "Since the BRANCH is not a person but Christ. Inspiration reveals they crucify Christ by rejecting His message - the BRANCH." They would, Ellen White says, "define God and Jesus Christ in a spiritualistic way that sets God and Christ as a nonentity" and obtain "an experience that is Omega to one of the most subtle delusions that will ever captivate the minds of men." The greatest abomination that can be perpetrated by a created being is to exalt themselves above their Creator, making God and Christ a nonentity.

NAHUM'S PROPHECY

Is World War II Still To Be Finished?


Victor T. Houteff

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In Timely Greetings Vol 1, #24 p 11-17 we find a study given by V.T. Houteff of the book of Nahum. Let us examine his interpretation of the type to see how the prophecy was fulfilled in his day as the prototype, so that we can better understand its fulfillment in the antitype and how it is applied to the Branch Davidian Movement in these latter days. Let us begin his study.

"The burden of this entire book, three chapters in all, is concerning two separate people. To ascertain who these people are, we shall begin with - "The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite .... Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathers them " -- Nahum 1:1, 3:18

Plainly, Assyria with her capital city, Nineveh, are the one people.

Now to find who the other people are, we shall read chapter 1, verses 12, 13, and 15 (omitting those parts of the verses which pertain to Assyria).

"Thus saith the LORD; ....Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more. For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.... Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bring good tidings, that publishes peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee: he is utterly cut off." -- Nahum 1:12,13,15

The people whom God has afflicted (by their dispersion among the nations) and whom He promises to afflict no more, and to break the Assyrian yoke from off their shoulders, are His people, His church - antitypical Judah (Branch Davidians). They are, therefore, the other people.

The title of God's people, you note, is "Judah." They are counseled to behold the messenger of God who at the fulfillment of this prophecy brings to them good tidings, tidings of peace.... the message of the Kingdom of peace (Isa 11:6-9). The Lord counsels them to be honest with Him, honest in their profession of faith. They are, moreover, assured that at the fulfillment of this prophecy the destroying angels are to remove the wicked from the midst of the righteous. Thus, will the wicked be "raptured" away and be no more. [Note: See comments on these two paragraphs at the end of the study]

So it is that while Nahum predicts liberation and peace for God's faithful people, he predicts disaster and humiliation for antitypical Assyria (the power which they serve) and for the wicked in the church.

Three verses of chapter two will suffice to show the fate of Assyria:

"The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.... She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melts, and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them all gather blackness.... Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions, and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard." -- Nahum2:13

Here the prophet predicts that Assyria's capital city will be emptied, and her palace dissolved. Clearly, then, the Kingdom of Judah is set up in time of war and turmoil. What additional signs will mark the time?  Let us read from chapter two:

"The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, p 6 and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings." -- Nahum 2:3,4

"... Now in view of the truth that we are living in such a period as described by Nahum... the evidence clearly stands out that Nahum's prophecy is to meet its fulfillment in our day, and that the "Assyria" here in prophecy, therefore, is not ancient Assyria, but another wide spread power that exists "In the time of the end" Dan. 12:9 10) the time in which its yoke is removed from God's people. Moreover, since this antitypical Assyria's fall liberates God's people, and since from then on the wicked no longer pass through their midst, the time and the events are solidly clinched: All these predictions come to pass in the time of the purification of the church, in the Judgment day of the living, during the great and dreadful day of the Lord. [the time the "Stone Church" is cut out of the mountain" Dan 2]

"He that dashes in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily." - Nahum 2:1

It is plain to see that the one who dashes in pieces, and who comes before Assyria's face is the one who forces Assyria to prepare, to militarize herself mightily. Her forced military preparations, agitated by him that dashes in pieces, starts Assyria on her downfall.

Now, to find out what happens to the one who dashes in pieces - he "who compels Assyria to prepare mightily, we shall read - "He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defense shall be prepared." - Nahum 2:5

"His Worthies (his mighty generals - David Koresh's mighty men) stumble in their walk; that is, they make a mistake as they march on in hope of victory. In view of their disastrous blunder, and in view of the fact that "he that dashes in pieces" is mentioned no more in Nahum's book, it is evident that by his stumbling he loses the war. Nevertheless, according to the verses that follow in Nahum's chapters, the fall of Assyria is certain.

The question, then, arises, If Assyria is to fall, and if the one that starts the war, the "he that dashes in pieces," is himself to lose out first, then at whose hands is Assyria to fall? For the answer, let us turn to Isaiah 31, where this same Assyria is again brought to view:

"Turn ye unto Him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted [The BRANCH the Lord our Righteousness]. For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin. Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited." - Isaiah 31:6-8

"Assyria is to fall and to be devoured, but not by the sword of a mean man, not by him who dashes in pieces [but by the Sword of Truth in the hand of His messenger]... Now the fact that God's people are admonished to turn unto Him against Whom ancient Israel revolted, shows again that Inspiration is speaking to antitypical Israel, to God's people in the Christian era.

"For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin." - Isaiah 31:7

"Obviously the prophet is looking down the stream of time, to a time of a thorough reformation, a time in which only those who forsake every sin and embody Truth and righteousness [no false doctrines], will be left in the church. None others [private interpreters, or false teachers] will be found in the congregation of the Lord. Then Assyria shall fall and thus shall her yoke be removed from the neck of God's people.

"The Assyrian is to fall because of his wickedness and because God's people return to Him: because of a thorough revival and reformation. [God's people will put away all false doctrines and remove the false teachers and private interpreters from their midst, even Vernon Howell and his false teachings. They will seek the Lord by following the teacher of righteousness, the messenger He has sent to prepare His way before Him].

"And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign [God's earthly government -- His Kingdom of peace], saith the LORD, whose fire [Holy Ghost] is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem." -- Isaiah 31:9

"All these calamities overtake Assyria as soon as God's people turn to Him, as soon they cast away their idols.... What are the Lord's fire in Zion, and His furnace in Jerusalem for? The answer we shall find in:

"Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. But who may abide the day of his [the true witness] coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi [the priesthood or ministry], and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD (YHVH) an offering in righteousness." -- Malachi 3:1-3

"The prophesy of Isaiah, along with the prophecy of Malachi, make the subject very simple: According to these prophecies, during the Judgment for the Living and while the first fruits (barley and wheat) - the servants of God, the (wavesheaf first, then) 144,000 - stand with the Lamb on Mt. Zion, the headquarters of the gospel shall be in Zion (first, the church headquarters at New Mt. Carmel Center) and (then, in) Jerusalem (the capital of the Kingdom).

"... It will be well to refresh our minds by summarizing the main points of the study:

1. Two people are brought to view -- the church [Branch Davidians] and a nation [USA and allies - One World Order] comparable to ancient Assyria, to which the church is under subjection.

2. God's people, Judah [two tribes - Branches and Davidians, Benjamin and Judah], are asked to behold the messenger of God (the Joshua - Elisha of today - teacher of righteousness], who at the fulfillment of this, prophecy and at a time broiling with war brings them good tidings of the Kingdom of peace.

3. The prophecy is fulfilled in a day of unprecedented vehicular traffic, the day when the chariots [automobiles - military tanks] are with flaming torches [barrels of the tanks with flame-throwing mechanisms] and when they jostle one against another in the broad ways " unquestionably in our day [in the 1990's -- Feb 28 to April 19, 1993].

4. In this day "he that dashes in pieces" [antytipical Cyrus - David Koresh] wars with this antitypical Assyria [51 day siege at Mt. Carmel Center], He begins Assyria's [USA and her allies - One World Order] downfall.

5. Assyria fortifies her power mightily after her enemy comes before her face [Delta Force, ATF, FBI, have become part of a world police force; they have beefed up their national guard forces: setup ex-military bases as concentration camps; increased legislation for gun control and legislation against secular and religious organizations that are not politically correct, especially Messianic Jewish organizations as the Branch Davidians, etc., etc].

6. On the march to victory, Assyria's enemy - "he that dashes in pieces" -- makes a mistake and consequently falls, loses the war [Vernon himself should have come out before the American public and taken his chances with the judicial system rather than being so confident that the Lord would destroy the Assyrian forces on his behalf].

7. Assyria, nevertheless, later falls, too, but not by the sword of a mean man [not by guns and weapons of war but by the Sword of the Spirit of Truth [the Truth of their actions is revealed].

8. The war, the fast rolling chariots, and a revival and reformation such as the world has never seen, are signposts of the fulfillment of Nahum's prophecy [Vernon brought revival and reformation in the Branch Movement, but not the fullness of righteousness that it is talking about here. Nevertheless, he did initiate the downfall of Assyria. But, The Messenger of the Covenant, who comes in the spirit and power of Elijah, as the Elisha and the Joshua of today,  brings this great revival and reformation among God's people. He brings a message with a double portion of truth and power. It reveals the latter rain (reign) of the BRANCH HE and the BRANCH SHE the LORDS of Our Righteousness, in a Message about the BRIDEGROOM and HIS BRIDE and deals with the finishing up of the Atonement, the removal of the curse of sin and its uncleanness from off His people and Temple or Church].

9. When God's people cast aside all their idols, fully turn to Him, then it is that Assyria falls. Then it is that the wicked are removed [the unclean cumbersome branches] from the midst of the people of God [in the church], the Assyrian yoke is broken, and the servants of God, evidently the First fruits [barley] stand with the Lamb (the message of the Bride) on Mt. Zion [church headquarters at Mt. Carmel Center]. When all of God's people [Branches, Davidians, and SDA's] put away their idols [begin to pay all the Tithes and Offerings to the Lord's work and stop worshipping at the graves of the dead prophets - E.G.White, Waggoner and Jones, V.T. Houteff, Benjamin and Lois Roden, and yes, even Vernon Howell (david koresh)], then will the Assyrian yoke [the stronghold the One World Government has on all of God's people and the property at Mt. Carmel Center] be broken and the servants of God [Branches and Davidians and the 144,000] will stand on Mt Zion with the Lamb (In Jerusalem with the Shekhinah and the Ark of the Covenant)."

"Let us now consider the already historic facts:

"Hitler made his preparation for war in an era when the chariots were raging in the streets, running lightning-like, and jostling one against another in the broadways; that after the allies saw Hitler's military might breaking everything in pieces wherever he took his guns, then it was that they themselves begun to build gigantic war machines; Hitler stumbled, as it were, by starting war with Great Britain; although Germany lost the war, yet rather than taking deeper root since the downfall of Hitler, England is instead wearing away, and the crashing sounds of her empire are becoming louder with each passing day; Hitler's war has dashed in pieces the whole world, and new chips and cracks are heard and seen right along that there are new partisan politics from within and from without in every nation and people.

"Since Nahum's description of the city and country traffic at the time his war prophecy is fulfilled perfectly fits the conditions of World War II, we are assured that the war which Hitler began will actually be finished when Assyria falls, and when her yolk is removed from the neck of God's people. From then on the wicked shall no more be found in the congregation of the righteous [The BRANCH Our RIGHTEOUSNESS].

"What is the over-all purpose of Nahum's prophecy? It is to enlighten God's people of the signs of the times, to make them aware that "the great and dreadful day of the Lord" is at hand, that the purification of the church, the "Judgment in the house of God" (1 Peter 4:17) is soon to take place, that the wicked shall not much longer be in their midst, that the redemption of the righteous is at hand, that they must not fail to perform their God-given duties. Indeed, Nahum's prophecy clearly identifies God's people of today under the Assyrian yoke, and points to their liberation.

"Most important of all, though, the prophet Nahum plainly tells that all these things take place in our day, and that the fall of Assyria takes place while God's people are turning to Him, while the revival and reformation are successfully carried by him who "publisheth peace" (Nahum 1:15). If we, therefore, fail to take hold of the message, and if we fail to reform as it recommends, then it is not possible to survive the day of the Lord. - Timely Greetings, Vol 1, #24p 11-19; All brackets [...] were supplied.

The Antitypical Application

Let us now examine the two paragraphs of interest and see how they fit the antitypical application.

"The people whom God has afflicted (by their dispersion among the nations) and whom He promises to afflict no more, and to break the Assyrian yoke from off their shoulders, are His people, His church - antitypical Judah (Branches and Davidians). They are, therefore, the other people.

The title of God's people, you note, is "Judah." They are counselled to behold the messenger of God who at the fulfillment of this prophecy brings to them good tidings, tidings of peace... the message of the Kingdom of peace (Isa 11:6-9). The Lord counsels them to be honest with Him, honest in their profession of faith. They are, moreover, assured that at the fulfilment of this prophecy the destroying angels are to remove the wicked from the midst of the righteous. Thus, will the wicked be "raptured" away and be no more."

So it is that while Nahum predicts liberation and peace for God's faithful people, he predicts disaster and humiliation for antitypical Assyria (the power which they serve) and or the wicked in the church." - 1TG 24, p 12

These paragraphs are so full of information that it would be best to examine each sentence and comment thereafter.

"The title of God's people is "Judah" -

ln the Advent Movement or modern day Israel (composed of both the Ten Tribes and the Two Tribes), Ben Roden and V.T. Houteff have both designated that the northern kingdom of the Ten Tribes (Israel) was governed by the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA) located in Takoma Park Washington (now in Maryland); and that the southern kingdom of Two Tribe Judah (Benjamin and Judah) was governed by the General Association of Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists (BDSDA) located at New Mt. Carmel, Waco Texas.

"They are counseled to behold the messenger of God who at the fulfillment of this prophecy brings to them good tidings, tidings of peace... the message of the Kingdom of peace -

In January of 1993, Charles Pace communicated with Clive Doyle at New Mt. Carmel, after nine years of silence. He sent him a message of peace in a letter stating that it did not matter what Vernon did and his followers condoned in the past (i.e. practice of polygamy, claims of being the lamb of God, etc.), all they had to do was repent and the Lord would have mercy and forgive them. We could then be united in teaching to the world the truth about a merciful, compassionate and forgiving Savior, we BDSDA being the worst of the worst have been restored. If He can do it for us He can do it for anyone!

 "The Lord counsels them to be honest with Him, honest in their profession of faith." -

Charles was willing to come to New Mount Carmel at Passover to study the Holy Ghost Daughter Message that he presented to Vernon and his followers nine years before, at Passover of 1984. He stated in the letter that the up coming Passover would mark the ninth and final year that the Lord would tolerate Vernon's rejection of the Present Truth Message and that judgment would be executed upon them by the Lord Himself. Charles received a letter from Clive Feb 27, 1993 (the day before the 51 day siege began) stating that he read the study that was sent and agreed with about 80% of its content and that he wished to study some more. Clive was one of the survivors of the fire and providentially so. Charles later asked Clive if he communicated to Vernon what was in the letter and study he had sent. Clive said that he did not think Vernon would have taken heed to its content.

 "They are assured that at the fulfillment of this prophecy the destroying angels are to remove the wicked from the midst of the righteous." -

"Plainly, therefore, in the time when Assyria crumbles, the Lord is to perform a dual work among His professed people, some of whom will be made free because of their faithfulness, and some of whom will be slain because of their wickedness. The delivered ones will then be called by another name.... The time of this "work" is termed "harvest." Matt 13:30. Therefore, up to this separation, the tares (those who are to be slain) and the wheat (those who are to be delivered) together comprise the membership of Laodicea (the last of the seven churches -- Rev 3:14-18, that goes into apostasy), the church just before the "tares" (weeds - apostates) are forever separated from the "wheat". Very obviously, then, the penitent Laodiceans are separated from the impenitent ones during Assyria's fall, and then are liberated from her rule... A detailed demonstration of this purification of the church is projected in Ezekiel's prophecy (Ezekiel chapter 9)." -- Tract 14 - "War News Forecast, p 18,19

"Thus will the wicked be "raptured" away and be no more." -

"This last point is some what of a paradox. How can the wicked, who are being destroyed, be "raptured" away? Why does V.T. Houteff use the word "raptured" which means to be in a state of ecstasy? Evangelicals also use this term to describe what they believe will happen to the righteous when they are taken up to heaven before the tribulation. I am not agreeing with their theology, but, it does add to the inconsistency of the term, unless something unusual took place to all those who were supposedly wicked and died in the holocaust at New Mount Carmel. What if the Lord caused Vernon and his followers to believe in what the Scriptures reveal as God's permissive will to be truth (i.e. polygamy, marry twelve year old girls, have concubines, use guns for protection, etc.), so that they would bring a curse upon the Branch name and message and cause The WORD of YHVH to be crucified afresh, as was prophesied by V.T. Houteff and Ben Roden. Someone within the movement, believing they were doing God's will, had to bring about this condition of sin and unrighteousness. 

Moses could not go into the Promised Land because of his sins, but he had to die and be resurrected before he was taken to heaven. I believe that Vernon and all who died with him were truly doing God's will and they were the ones to bring forth wickedness and apostasy in the Branch Movement. Vernon like Moses, accomplished God's permissive will, not His perfect and righteous will. But, rather than be destroyed for all eternity, they were "raptured" or died in ecstasy knowing they were fulfilling the Lord's plan for the judgment and the harvest in His movement that brings an end to sin and apostasy, and purifies the church from the tares. Even the Lord Himself, took on the curse of mankind's sin and died an eternal death. But, because He fulfilled Father's permissive will and traded His Righteousness for our unrighteousness, the Father allowed Him to be resurrected, renewed and restored to fulfill His perfect will. 

Yes, soon there will be a resurrection of all who have died in the Branch, Davidian and Seventh-Day Adventist Messages and Movements who gave their lives as martyrs for the Present Truth. Through Vernon and his followers the Lord was able to begin the Executive Phase of the Judgment of the Living and execute the Ezekiel 9 slaughter, hopefully once and for all if all will learn the object lesson. The WORD made flesh was crucified on the cross to bear the Ezekiel 9 slaughter for all those that would die and be resurrected. The WORD that was made the BRANCH Message has taken the Ezekiel 9 slaughter for all the living who would be translated without seeing death during the time of Harvest and Judgment. Praise the LORD for His Mercy and Righteousness, for His permissive and perfect will. Only He can make a blessing out of a curse! He only is The LORD (YHVH) our righteousness.

"Nahum predicts liberation and peace for God's people" -

"And it shall come to pass in that day," declares the prophet, "that his [Assyria's] burden shall be taken away from off thy [Judah's - BDSDA] shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing." Isa 10:27... Plainly, therefore, in the time when Assyria crumbles, the Lord is to perform a dual work among His professed people, some of whom will be made free because of their faithfulness, and some of whom will be slain because of their wickedness. The delivered ones will then be called by another name.

"And ye shall leave your name [Davidian Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists] for a curse unto My chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee [DBDSDA], and call His servants by another name [The BRANCH, The LORD (YHVH) Our Righteousness]." Isa 65:15. 

Applying the "eye salve" (Rev 3:18), they (Laodicea) shall "behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace!" And beholding Him [The BRANCH], they shall accept His message [about His Righteousness and His Bride] and know the truth, and the truth shall make them free, and shall save them from being spewed out of His mouth (Rev 3:16)... Therefore, only as they awake and give heed to the voice of the True Witness (the Joshua/Elisha of today), and turn their steps toward the gates of the Kingdom, may they ever hope to participate in the divine eventuality: "O Judah keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off." -Tract 14, p 18, 21, 22

"disaster and humiliation for Assyria"

"At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; if that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that  I thought to do unto them." -- Jeremiah 18:7, 8 Seeing that the Lord is about to humiliate Assyria for her own good, but that He would forbear doing so if only she would repent as did Nineveh of old at Jonah's warning, obviously this forecast is published for benefit not the church alone but "Assyria" and her allies also, and even their enemy.... Thus in His infinite mercy would the Lord lift "the burden of Nineveh" today, even as He did in the ancient day. Indeed, it is for "a blessing in the midst of the land." even for all nations, that He is to effect the Church's liberation from "Assyrian" yoke."... Sharing with the nations the guilt for marring [killing and wounding] the branches of His vineyard (His Kingdom - Branch Davidians), this modern Assyria must now share in the divine retribution while God is taking His people back to their own land [New Mt, Carmel - Waco, then Israel], Inferentially, with the fall of the "Assyrians" (the Gentiles in possession of the Promised Land -- government possession of New Mt. Carmel), the "time of the Gentiles" is fulfilled - a three and one half year period (Luke 21:24).-- Tract 14 p 16, 17, 25.

"Looking forward to this time of deliverance, the angel explained to Daniel: "And at that time shall Michael [who speaks as God - Joshua the high priest] stands up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people [the high priest always represents God's people]: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." - Daniel 12:1

"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown (Feast of Trumpets], and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem." - Isaiah 27:13

"Glorious promise! Is your heart set up upon it, Brother, Sister? Then without delay respond to the divine injunction: "Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted. For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin. Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited. And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem." - Isaiah 31:6-9

"Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise, shall understand." - Danie! 12:10

"Nahum makes clear that in this conflict God interposes against Assyria [USA and her confederacy], and that as a result she is unable to withstand him who "dasheth in pieces" [David Koresh or a decendent of Ishmael who is to come as the Mahdi]. Having set Himself to humble her, He [the LORD] therefore strengthens the arms of her enemy. Accordingly, Assyria falls, not because she is weak and small nor because she is out-numbered and out-matched, but because God's purpose determines her downfall. In other words, the coalition which may have the greater resources and man-power, and which from the human point of view may seem sure to win, is in this case sure to lose.

"Such is the ironic pattern of history. Always has God visited judgment upon enlightened nations or peoples who have become so self-righteous and self-sufficient [Davidian BDSDA or Laodiceans] that their lights have gone out and their works become wicked and hypocritical. Ever has He punished them by the sword of the unenlightened and outright wicked barbarian. This He does for two reasons: first, that they might see the folly of professing themselves to be righteous people, when they [DB DSDA Laodiceans] are in fact worse than barbarians; second, that while these hypocritical ones (DB DSDA remnant) are thereby led to repent, their conquerors [ATF, FBI, Delta Force, etc.] may thereby be led to see that their victory is not of their own strength. Thus both victor and vanquished are brought to a place where they may surrender to God and give glory to Him." Tract 14, p 25-27


SOME PERSONAL COMMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS

Charles J Pace

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As you can see very plainly from this study by Brother Houteff that only when God's people listen to the messenger whom the Lord sends and they turn to Him Who they have rebelled against, putting away all of their idols of silver and gold which their own hands have made, will the yoke of the Assyrian, be broken. Brother Houteff also says that this "one that dasheth in pieces" is none other than Hitler during the time of WWII. But the war is not yet over! Prophetically speaking, Vernon fulfilled this prophecy when he set up the image to the beast in the Branch Movement and became a diabolically possessed dictator, who thought God was going to destroy and remove the Assyrian in his path to world dominion and glory. Vernon even attempted, as Hitler did, to set up his own arian race, by conscripting many of the women, single and married, to bear his "pure offspring (24 elders), who would rule the earth with him in his perfect kingdom".

Vernon also set up the image to the Catholic system, with a celibate priesthood and all women were to be married to him, as nuns are in the Catholic system allegedly married to the pope - the vicar or substitute of Christ. Vernon claimed to be the lamb of God, Christ the Word, and to be the absolute ruler, both in civil and religious affairs as the pope claims to be in the Catholic church. It is an interesting parallel that Hitler was backed by the Catholic church to rid the earth of true believing Jews. This was Vernon's plan as well; to bring about the slaughter of Ezekiel 9 upon Sabbath-keeping believers that did not conform to his theology and dictatorial rule. Those in the Branch, Davidian, and Seventh-Day Adventist Movements who did not accept him and his message, would come under the wrath of his slaughtering weapons and would be removed from the earth.

It is plain to see that Vernon represented the "one who dasheth in pieces" in these latter days, since he dashed in pieces both physically and spiritually the Branch Davidian Movement (religious and physical aspects). And through the international media coverage he was able to come against the Assyrian (civil aspect - One World Order - multinational peace-keeping forces) as the Lord used him to make fools of the government in their methods of handling the situation to serve the bogus warrant to arrest him. He not only "broke in pieces" the Branch Davidian Movement, but he tore out the claws of the Beast System, the confederate governmental system (One World Order) that came after him, to destroy him and his kingdom. This will more readily be seen in the future when the civil trial against the government takes place.

The fulfillment of this prophecy is to be in the church of God first, because "1 Peter 4:17-18 states: "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?" But it is to be a wake up call to the unbeliever as well to take heed and be prepared for what is about to happen world wide! 

Being able to look back over the past 20 years (December 21, 2012 Is The Day The Judgment Begins World Wide) and to see how this event has influenced the church and the world, I am able to see God's purpose in all of this! He used what happened in our church as an example of what is about to happen in the world, the bigger picture so to speak. Vernon Howell took on the name David Koresh which of course translates in Hebrew to David = Beloved and Koresh = Cyrus or Sun! King Cyrus, a Persian was anointed of God to free the Israelites from their Babylonian captors and to aid them financially to return to Jerusalem and restore their system of worship! Cyrus was not a believer in Yah Veh the Israelite God, yet he helped them restore their worship to the God of Israel! 

When you are able to see the bigger picture, you realize the LORD is repeating this whole senario today in His church first so we might understand what He is about to allow to transpire world wide. The name Koresh in Hebrew means Cyrus or sun (one who comes from the far east - a Muslim) but the name Koresh pronounced in Arabic as it sounds  Qu' raysh (Koo raysh) means a descendant of Ishmael.  It is no coincidence that the 12th Imam or the Mahdi will come from the line of Qu' raysh (Koo raysh) and be of Arab decent. He will also "dash in pieces" not only every Judeo-Christian belief, but ALL religious beliefs that do not teach "Allah is the one true God and the Mahdi is his prophet"! And he will enforce his religion under Sharia Law - similar to the old testament law of "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth - corporal punishment!

What we saw happen in our church back in the 80's was the gradual take over of our Judeo-Christian values and beliefs as we watched them being perverted and replaced by a tyranical system of falsehood but could do nothing about it. Similarly, the Christian church saw its ranks being infiltrated by individuals or teachers (Jesuits) who watered down the true gospel and replaced it with what is termed today as ChrIslam = Christianity + Islam. A religious experience based on spiritual exercises rather than the teaching of Scripture or a "thus sayeth the Lord" or an "It is written"! It is a religious experience that is based on good feelings rather than sound truth; a religious experience based on brotherly love rather than agape' love. 

If it feels good to you and the one you are helping then it must be good, right? Not exactly. If your love is not based on divine principles then you may be wrong in what you believe to be right. For instance, Koresh claimed all women belonged to him because we must all marry Christ, including the men. But the LORD is not a polygamist nor is he a fornicator or adulterer which is what we want Him to be to agree with our false interpretation of Scripture! The truth is that the Bride of Christ is the Church represented by the Holy Spirit, the Shekinah, the Mother of us all. We are born AGAIN through the Spirit, and are birthed anew through our spiritual Mother, the Holy Ghost!

Consequently, the church has succumbed to the false teaching that Yahweh and Allah are the same God and that all paths lead to God. But, Jesus Christ said, I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life and No One shall come to My Father, but, By Me! We as Branch Davidians have gone through this experience and know how it all develops and how it ends! The "one who dashes in pieces", is a decendant of Ishmael, an Arab Muslim, who will declare himself the anointed one or the Mahdi and he will declare that his understanding of all Scripture is far superior than anyone that has come before him, even that of the WORD made flesh, Yahoshua (Jesus) the Messiah. This Mahdi will attempt to convince everyone that Jesus Christ was wrong and that even Jesus renounces his messiahship and becomes subordinate to the Mahdi who then demands that all believe in the god Allah, not Yahweh, and that the Mahdi is his prophet, not Jesus Christ. There will be war of course! But we do know how it ends! The one who "dashes in pieces" the Mahdi is devastated by the Assyrian (USA and her allies) and the one who publishes peace, Yahweh's Messenger of the Covenant triumphs and ushers the Kingdom of Righteousness and Peace into existence! And both the Branch He and She, the Bridegroom and the Bride, the Son and Daughter of Yah Veh will dwell with us in the Kingdom and be our Light forever more!

Written In April 1993 revised 12/21/2012

Your Fellow Servant: Charles J. Pace