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The Shepherd's Rod “The Last”

Introductory Principles:
1TG12:18 Ever have your ears open to any claimant of Inspiration if you are not to repeat the history of the Jews. God will not let you be deceived if you really hunger and thirst after righteousness, if you really want to know the Truth, for He is anxious that you keep up with His progressively revealed Truth. There is therefore no danger for one to be deceived by coming in contact with error, but there is a great danger for staying in darkness by not coming in contact with fresh Truth. Prov.18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. *******

The vast majority of Davidians believe that the Shepherd's Rod is the last message, at least to the church. This, together the foundational teaching that the Bible cannot be privately interpreted, leaves one to conclude that from 1955 till the establishment of the kingdom, there are to be no more prophets, and no more new revelations of truth. In order to see whether or not this conclusion is correct we must thoroughly investigate what the Rod has to say on the subject. Such a task must be done with an open mind, and yes, much prayer. On the Shepherd's Rod folio-base CD, there are 750 hits when searching the term “last.” Contained within this study is a compilation of every one of those references. To make it easier to understand, here is an illustration of how the references are separated: page : paragraph (or) number : page : paragraph Also, when a new publication is started, the publication reference is boldfaced and underlined. Each reference is separated by a semicolon. Here is an example: 1TG36:3:1 means, Timely Greetings Volume 1, Number 36, page 3, paragraph 1. For simplicity and brevity all the references with the word “last” have been placed in categories of context. As we come to each section, we will address the context and the points made in the quotes in light of the rest of the message.


8. 7:5. 24:0.8. 4Tr19:3. 44:1. 6:2. 18:5. 173:1.6.8. 180:2. 20:3. 2TG43:8:2. 2TG30:12:2. 20:1. 19:5. 12:2. 1TG2:16:1. 46:2.9. 66:4. 202:1.15. 147:0. 10:1.4:5:1. 209:2. 9:2. 31:1.2. 61:5.3. 6:0. 68:2. 13:7.6.5. 11SC12:15:2. 1SC18:6:4. 1TG51:3:3.8. 228:2. 49:0. 1SC16:2:4. 4: 19:1. 13title. 14:1.3. 2SR8:1. 115:3. 6:7. 41:1. 49:2. 20:0.1. 13:7. 219:1. 2SC9:4:9. 2SC12:3:7. 15:1. 2TG40:28:2. 8:2. 12Tr1. 24:2. 6:3. 14Tr18:1. 91:0.15. 21:2.9. 5:1. 151:2. 118:3. 87:0.5. 1SC9:1:8. 196:0. 6:1. 25:1. 5Tr13:1.7.7. 64:1. 11:2. 2SC10:2:5. 11:9.2. 6:2. 279:1. 13:0.2. 243:0. 11:13. 9:9. 1Tr20:0. 58:0. 2TG46:29:3. 32:1. 3:9.7.6:4:5. 8Tr11:0. 1TG25:3:1. 286:3. 4SC1-3:1:5. 40:1. 7SC1-6:1:6. 152:0. 7:4. 13:4.12. 10SC2:5:4. 10:3. 154:3. 220:3. 11SC2:11:2. 27:3. 17:1. 7:4. 9:6. 9:1. 20:4. 34:5. 2SC5. 1SC17:1:1. 1TG48:19:1. 5:4. 6:6. 124:1. 112:2. 14:1. 37:1. 3SC3. 3SC5. 96:2.9. 9:10. 8:4. 80:0. 4:2. 19:0.10. 5:2. 24:4. 8:0. 2TG14:15:2. 7:10. 1SC7:2:7.13. 12title. 192:2.4. 20:2.6. 8:2.8.3. 202:2. 37:3. 121:1. 264:2. 39:2: 42:2. 1TG15:2:1. 177:2. 26:3. 5:3. 16:7. 9:12. 24:1. 2SC7. 10SC1:3:1. 6:1. 233:4. 13:9. 3SC8-10:1:9.3. 11SC7:7:2. 2TG39:4:4.3. 9:12. 5:6. 9:2. 26:3. 16:2.3. 215:3. 1TG27:2:1. 9:0. 8:10. 25:title. 11SC3:9:1. 2TG35:14:3. 2 . 1TG5cover. 2TG10:21:1. 2TG3:2:1. 1TG30:19:1. 18:3. 209:1. 33:3.1. 9:1. 4:3. 17:1. 38:2. 219:3. 2TG4:23:4. 11:1.6. 1TG8:24:3. 3SC11-12:3:5.4.2. 3title. 184:1. 54:2. 229:2. 14:1. 14:2.7. 2SC11:5:5. 49:3. 10:3. 10:9. 8:8. 262:1. 215:3. 1TG23:5:3. 6:4. 8:6. 12:3. 72:3. 10:0. 259:3. 15Tr21:2. 20:1. 3:3. 5:6. 7:2. 6:7. 6:5. 11:0. 45:1.title. 2TG11:2:1. 120:1. 8:5. 1TG46:4:0. 7:7. 3:0.2. 1TG18:12:1. 5:1. 48:2. 7:3. 5SC15:6:6. 95:1. 14:6.7. 29:3. 35:1. 16:8. 2TG38:2:1. 106:7. 15:6. 1TG1:2:4. 13:11.2. 23:4.6. 13:0. 10:5.7. 24:2. 8:3. 6SC1-6:11:0. 1TG52:20:4. 30:2. 70:3. 24:2. 10:3.10.2. 7:9. 13:3. 11:0. 19:2.12:1:5. 47:3.3. 86:1. 15:13.8. 162:2. 9Tr12:1. 9:1. 77:3.7. 19:2. 11:3. 121:3. 113:4. 18:1.6. 10:4.4.3. 117:1. 35title.4. 67:3.2. 2:3. 201:3. 19:1. 21:2. 8:5. 58:0. 1TG37:10:1. 122:2. 3:3. 15:3.11. 1TG13:2:1. 10:3. 1TG50:16:4. 8:3.2. 95:0. 13:3. 119:1.2. 5:1. 94:2. 34:1. 171:0. 21:0. 2:12. 2Tr7:1. 3:4. 61:3. 3:7. 2TG5:2:1. 111:2. 2TG15:8:0. 7Tr7:1.3. 35.2. 69:0.10.2. 77:2. 4:5.16. 6SC7-12:4:1.4:9:9. 7:5. 50:0. 81:4. 30:3. 2SC2:1:2. 1SC10:3:9. 2TG9:2:1. 2TG22:21:2. 8:6. 6Tr6:1. 9:10. 42:2. 11:9. 9SC1:1. 9:13.2. 27:3. 175:1. 11:1. 35:1. 2TG45:11:2. 220:1. 22:5. 2TG12:21:1. 6:13. 62:2. 18:2. 5:5. 9:9. 1SC6:4:3. 53:0. 64:0. 1TG21:2:1. 263:2. 55:1. 1TG26:14:1.3.4. 154:1. 12:7. 28:3. 178:2. 32:2.2. 6:1. 1TG9:15:1. 89:0. 1TG29:7:5. 21:0. 2TG33:2:1. 156:2. 15:0. 11SC8:5:2. 5:1.12. 156:0.4. 17:5. 100:2. 126:1. 242:1. 18:3.8. 31:1. 64:1. 12:1.7. 9:8. 12:2. 1TG3:12:2.15.9. 1TG7:11:4. 3TrSup12:1. 8:0. 13:1. 4SC10-12:6:7. 1TG39:2:3. 239:0. 1SC5:1:2. 193:2.1. 24:14. 60:2. 4:6. 22:1.5. 6:4. 70:2. 2TG34:28:0. 126:3. 14:3. 4:2. 53:3.10. 10:6. 161:0. 35:0. 261:3. 8SC6:9. 177:1. 12:10. 107:1. 7:6. 4SC4-9:9:2. 63:2.4. 10:3. 4:8.6:3:3. 83:0. 94:1. 10:5. 21:5. 8:1. 240:2. 43:1. 14:2. 1SC4:2:1.10. 1TG34:9:1. 2:1. 92:2. 9:1.11. 5:1. 2TG20:25:2. 94:3.5. 1TG11:3:1. 96:1.2. 100:0. 268:1. 35:1. 12:12. 2TG24:17:1. 254:1.4.10. 35:2.22. 8:5.Not In Reference To The Shepherd's Rod Message or Prophet: 1SR14:0. 55:0. 2TG36:2:2. 7:7. 15:7. 23:0. 47:1. 5:4. 7:2. 23:4. 195:1. 2TG37:12:2. 5SC6-12:5:9. 173:1. 3SC7:4:4. 19:1. 25:1. 6:9. 3SC2:8:10. 50:5. 45:1. 22:1.2. 76:2. 10:5. 33:0. 7SC7-12:1:2. 6:9. 7:1. 69:0. 15:0. 89:2. 1TG42:2:1. 3Tr4:1. 110:3. 7:8. 9:1. 11:0. 36:1.11. 30:0.2. 1TG10:16:1. 1SC15:1:8. 7:4. 30:1. 22:0. 23:0. 12:2. 1TG45:11:1. 4:3. 6:7. 6:10.8:11:1. 7:7.6.3. 6:3. 13Tr6:3. 2TG44:38:4. 51:2. 43:2.6. 14:3. 32:2. 12:8. 1TG4:22:2. 183:1.5. 6:1. 58:1. 1SC8:5:10. 1SC13:1:3.4. 9:0. 1TG12:24:6. 10:8. 277:3. 93:4. 17:14. 13:6. 1TG20:10:2.2. 43:5. 25:2. 7:6. 4:12. 2SC1:2:3. 1TG6:24:3. 22:0. 1TG36:3:1. 192:1. 10:7. 11:1. 2TG7:4:1. 21:1. 2TG42:24:3. 2TG21:6:2. 4:1. 1TG35:19:1. 5:9: 6:1. 16:1.4.2. 10Tr14:0.10. 20:2. 4:2.10. 16:3. 20:1. 9:5. 14:1. 2TG32:16:2. 11:5. 2TG13:9:4. 151:1. 26:1. 20:1. 11:0. 108:1. 4:1. 21:3. 2SC3. 3SC1:6:3. 71:2. 2TG25:4:2. 228:0. 28:3.10. 2TG31:2:1. 18:0. 153:3. 48:1. 117:3. 12:3. 1TG44:2:2. 1TG31:2:1. 4:12. 29:3.2. 1TG49:11:2. 92:4. 5:10. 1SC14:4:3. 201:1. 9:7. 88:1. 295:1. 1TG14:12:4. 2TG26:19:0. 3:6. 10:10. 1SC11. 138:5. 8:12.

51:2. 26:3. 12:3. 3 . 62:1. 45:1. 43:1. 36:2.5. CCB49:2. 42:1. 12Tr34:1. 30:2.9:15:0. 94:2. 62:1. GCS9:2. but also the 3rd Angel's message and the message of Righteousness by Faith given in 1888. 85:2. 48:4. or Victor Houteff being the last prophet.2. and the Midnight Cry. 13SC9. 89:12. 42:3.2:3:2. 2JL1:1. title. Seeing as none of the above uses of the word “last” have to do with the Shepherd's Rod being the last message.3. 12SC4:4:2. 10:2. 65:0. 43:2. 24:1. 10:8. 8SC8:4. 8JL4:5. Here are a few examples: “at last” “at long last” “to last over a year” “last Sabbath” “last paragraph” “last part” “last seal” “if time should last” “last Wednesday” “last days”. the 2nd Angel's Message. 14:3. 24:3. 15:2. 7JL8:2.3. 13:1. To be in complete harmony with the Rod. 1SRtr13:5. 11:4. 14:0. the 9th Hour call is said to be the Adventist message. 13SC11. 70:1. 68:1. 2TG43:9:2. 44:0. 79:1. 13SC11-12:23:1. in no way suggests that there are to be no more prophets. 12SC3:9:1. 84:2. 25:0. 60:2. 16:2. 48:2. 24:1. we shall continue to the other usages of the word. 13:1. 29:1. 44:4. 17:1. 6JL7:0. 20:3. 236:2. 20:3. 65:0. 22:1. 19:4. 59:2. the 6th Hour call is said to be the message of the Millerites. 36:1. 225:1. 64:3. One way to understand this is to recognize that these “calls” are not 100% equivalent to “messages”. 29:1. 9:1 There are many ways in which the word “last” is used in all the above references. 34:0. 3ANS20:1. 229:1. 60:2. 1ANS5:2. 8Tr59-60. 23:3. 28:2.3. 12SC5:3:5. 12Tr34). 22:4. 50:3. 13SC1. 25:2. 21:1. 3SC5. 48:2. 16:1. 57:1. there is nothing saying that the call cannot include more truth or more prophets than what we had in the years 1929-1955. 17:2.12:12:1.2. FB3:1. 42:2. The fact that the Rod message claims to be the 11 th Hour call. 39:0. 20:4. 63:5. 4ANS13:0. yet within that message there was the 1st Angel's Message. 7:1.2. Likewise. 36:4. 2ANS14:3. 231:0(Rev18). 6:0. 12SC1:3:2.2. 72:1. 3JL4:0.7. 77:0. 30:0. but is rather given in a prolonged period of time. 234-235. 27:0. 7:1.10:10:2. 58:1. This presents no real problems when it is understood that the “call” itself is not given in a day. 36:3. 37:0. 81:2. 59:0. TEW4:2. WHR12:3. ML7:3. 57:4. one needs to point out that the 11 th hour call is said to have begun with the publication of Shepherd's Rod Volume 2 (2SR9) but that later the message clearly identified the 11th hour call as being the “Loud Cry” to the world (8Tr 59-60. RUA14:1. 36:2. LevDSDA36:0. 43:1.6:12:8. 9SC8:14. 47:1.30:4. or no more truths revealed.6. 42:3. 92:1. the last. FB26:4 In all the above quotations one will find that the Shepherd's Rod is claiming to be the last call for labourers. 12SC8. 1JL12:1. WHR3:3. 83:2. For instance. 16:1. 52:1. Last (11th Hour) Call: 2SR9:3. 24:3. 5ANS11:2. These simple facts show to us in a simple way that even though the Rod message is the 11 th Hour Call.1. UAL1:1. 7:1. 13:2. 12:1. 67:2. 1ANS67:1. 18:1. which not only included all the messages proceeding it.

that there were two more messages in 4 .A. the judgement itself. WHR37:0. cause us to lose sight of this truth.D. We must not become a back number as did the Protestant churches since they rejected the messages one after another. comes in sections. 1TG38:24:0. This we know is so and we must not let subversive influences. and because it has to be proclaimed. but that the Shepherd's Rod message is the message of the Judgement for the Living.the Judgment for the dead first. and the message of the judgement.1 Dear Fellow Member: The only way for you to escape being taken by wolves in sheeps' clothing is if you ever remember the fact that the Judgment message. These of course are the first three angel's messages of Revelation 14. He refers to it doing its work in past tense.2 The Judgment as you know is in two separate and distinct sections. 6:1 The above quotations are very easy to understand when we consider them in the light of the facts. Our part of the Judgment message since 1844 has been.Last message since it concerns the “great and dreadful day of the Lord”. 11SC3:9:0. is what made us a people. 41:1. 5SC6-12:1:2. is the last. And what is the truth of the Judgment?-Notice here that Brother Houteff is speaking of the “last” message. not for the living as yet. the last before Christ comes the second time. 6JL5:1. How could he say that the judgement message which started the denomination is the last and yet there still be more truth. one following the other -. and the Judgment for the living last. 1SC4:5:5. and we certainly want to stay there until the work is finished. Not only this. even if they be in Seventh-day Adventist's garb. This is easy to comprehend when we consider that the message concerning the judgement for the dead had 3 main messages that made up the overall message at that time. the Elijah message: 4Tr32:2. 40:2. to proclaim the Judgment for the dead. even another message and prophet to come? 2JL1. 2JL11:3. Here are some facts to consider: 2JL1.'s came on the scene. 1TG11:12:3. God forbid that we should be "spued out" and lose so late in the day. It is also important to note however. we are told. The message of the Judgement for the Living. What is the Judgment for the dead?-- This is the key. GCS38:5. being the message which begun the SDA denomination. that is. because the message had come. 2TG26:22:0. as you know. the judgement of/for the living. we S.

One statement says. has within itself two distinct sections which in themselves can be called “messages”. but not so when we use the expression. 3SC1:4:14. there are more messages and more truths. 1ANS8:2. that being. and the 1888 message. and the judgement for the living. "second angel's message. 11SC6:10:1. The Judgement for the Living is indeed the last message." is understood to contain the first. are we not to be both expecting and looking for more messages of truth within the umbrella of “the judgement for the living”? Last in a general sense: 2SR93:0. These of course being the judgement for the dead. that does not mean that there are no more messages and messengers within that message. These as well. 4Tr60:3. the message of the investigative judgement is indeed the last. Now what of the Judgement For The Living? WHR37 When finally the judgment passes from the dead to the living. and which is knocking at each heart's door? The message of the Shepherd's Rod here plainly claims to be the 1st Angel's Message as it relates to the Judgement of the Living. 145:1. but within that message. 3JL2:2 The above statements state that the Shepherd's Rod is the last message without really giving any particular reason why. if she does not now accept and practice the message of very present Truth. 144:3. the Midnight Cry given in the summer of 1844 and the message of Righteousness By Faith given in 1888. The Judgement for the Dead Message can be divided up into 1 stAM. as we have seen can be divided up into more messages. which is presently announcing the stealthy approach of judgment upon the living. “Mercy is knocking at the door for the last time” and another refers to the message as the “last rescue -effort”. "Third Angel's Message. as well as without any particular context. indeed.relation to the judgement of the dead. With these facts in view we see irrefutable proof that even though a message be the last. What of the other angel's messages? 3SC8:9 Among Adventists. second. Midnight Cry. For instance. Since the Rod message only claimed to be the 1st Angel's Message for the Judgement for the Living. Let 5 . 2SC1:4:3. and the third angels' messages. the final phase of the First Angel's Message. thus outmoding by expiration the initial phase of the First Angel's Message (the judgment of the dead). 3rdAM. This message though. "Third Angel's Message. what timely Truth will the church then have for herself and for the world? What. the term." "The Shepherd's Rod" is using the term." to convey the fact that the proclamation of all three angels' messages are to be repeated. Here we have our answer. 2ndAM. 7SC7-12:1:12. 3SC2:1:5.

We have the last message of warning. January 19.. Notice here as well that all the above quotations speak of the “last message” in present tense.. God is not giving us a new message. This is the last message. 22} 5T 206..... The last message of mercy is being given to the world... not future. Come.1 . {KC 146. . {1888 1148. {PC 67. and who know whereof they speak. ." Here is shown the nature of the work of the people of see if there are any statements of this sort in Ellen White's writings. They are holding in their hands the bread of life for a famishing world..8 I have been instructed that it is not extravagant display which is now required in giving the last message of mercy to our world.... .2} These quotations and many more show that the third angel's message was called the “last message”.. 22 We have.3 The third angel of Revelation 14 is represented as flying swiftly through the midst of heaven crying: "Here are they that keep the commandments of God... What a trust! What a responsibility is resting upon all to carry the words of gracious invitation: "And the Spirit and the bride say.. I thank the Lord that there are still living a few who can remember those days. They have a message of so great importance that they are represented as flying in the presentation of it to the world.. the last call of mercy.3} 1888 1148.3 . 1905 par. January 19.1} 16MR 264. You are giving the last message of warning to our world. as had John....8} KC 146. and the faith of Jesus.. There are those who must be qualified for the work to be done now in bringing the last message of warning to all cities and in all towns in all parts of our world. Let us see a couple more statements. PC 67. There are no more to follow. a message to bear of the things which we have seen and heard. We need the Holy Spirit to kindle in our hearts the zeal and earnestness that were then seen among God's people.2 . EGW clearly said that they were presently (then) sounding the last message of warning. 1905 par..2 ... And let him that 6 . We are to proclaim the message that in 1843 and 1844 brought us out of the other churches. {KC 35.2} KC 35. no more invitations of mercy to be given after this message shall have done its work.. The love of Christ constraineth them... RH. . {16MR 264. {RH.

Last in the sense of “seventh” in the context of Ezekiel 4: 1SR126:2." {5T 206. Thus we have omitted many details. but had we done so. And whosoever will.12:2:1 Seeing as the nature of this particular set of quotes is the same as the last.3} For Davidians that think there is no more truth. The other extreme would be to take the above statements at surface value and say there are no more messages or prophets to come after Ellen White. And let him that is athirst come. May the Lord have mercy on us all. Please prayerfully consider. 7 . 24:2 In the light of all the information we have seen so far. and for brevity all has been omitted but that which will serve to introduce the message that is pleading at the doors of God's dear church. The Shepherd's Rod message is indeed the next truth given after the Spelt of Ezekiel 4. please carefully consider the above statements. messages. 1SC11. 2TG39:19:1. 2SR11 Each of these subjects could be greatly enlarged. Come. but that there is more than one section to that message? To say otherwise would contradict all that the above statements say. the rest of this should be very easy to understand. Last Call to Supper of Luke 14: 2TG44:41-42. this volume would have become too voluminous. Is this not exactly what is being done by the majority of Davidians with the statements from Brother Houteff. In fact. 1Tr (1stEd) 40 This article could have been greatly enlarged. However. a look through the writings of Victor Houteff with reveal that there is more truth that is part of the message which was not published. also less comprehensive.heareth say. How will you explain this to Adventists who may ask? Will you not explain to them that indeed the message of the investigative judgement is the last. this does not mean that there cannot be more truths to be given that are part of a further stage of the Davidian message. with the exception of the 1888 message. let him take the water of life freely. they need no comment save a reference to the information above. or prophets to be given till the kingdom.

62:2: "A new name. The milk we preserve. has caused the Land to Flow With "Milk And Honey. or 1930 but the perfect fulfillment of the prophetic period of Abraham in its anti-type is yet in the future (going out of Egypt). (See chart on page 133. as explained. and call His servants by another name. and the 1888 messages are not included. which is the separation. the midnight cry. shows its termination in 1930. which contains the truth for this time. This plenitude bespeaks our being blessed with such a fullness of truth (milk) that all we can do is to send out the high points -. let us know that there is more truth in relation to the judgement for the living that was not published in Victor Houteff's day.6Tr31 A World of Butter-Producing Milk. These noble creatures give such a volume of milk that we are compelled to separate the cream.the butter or cream. Also that the perfect fulfilment of Ezekiel's 430 years was still future from the dates given by VTH. 65:15. we read: "And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto My chosen: For the Lord God shall slay thee. and it is stated that the date is indefinite.) Ezekiel's prophecy is intended to point forward to the announcement of the predicted reformation. to its completion (Ezekiel nine). 1SR 155 Isa. Furthermore it should be noted that in Ezekiel 4 the 2nd angel's message. In Isa. that the 430 prophetic years originally applied to Abraham and his seed. could no longer be retained. The watchmen who were unfaithful have perished. The time the name is received is at the end of the 430 year period as explained on the chart on pages 112-113. and that The Shepherd's Rod. or sifting. we have used these coincidences. The only reason why somebody would try to use Ezekiel 4 to say there is no more truth to come after Victor Houteff died is because it is said that the Rod is the seventh truth in the line of Ezekiel 4. The 430 years of Ezekiel should terminate in 1929." The old order of things being changed. There is no one to go by the old name. The chart on page 112. 2SR275 You will also note on page 222. 113. being polluted. among others. the church is reorganized under a new name." Indicative of the new experience they have passed through. 8 . overlap the 430 of Ezekiel 4. God Himself with His own mouth gives the name so it can not be counterfeited. Thus. The name only remains for a curse. completes the evidence that the interpretation of this prophecy is correct. for the ones who were not worthy of having the new name have perished under the figure of the five men with the slaughter weapons of Ezekiel 9. The old name. As it is impossible to make a time chart without any date to go by. it is outlined by the coincidences which perfectly fit the prophecy of Ezekiel. for as we stated before." These statements. Revealed truth never before having amassed itself into such an inexhaustible store as it has today. and the one through Abraham. This is understood clearly when we notice that he always said that the dates he gave were “not definite”. and are able to dispense only it.

Last message before the “great and dreadful day.1SC14:11:5. The Rod in the above quotations claims to be the last message before the commencement of the judgement for the living. judgment must take place before separation . 2SC10:10:3. ripening the grain for the harvest. please see the study. the fact still remains that just because something is the seventh does not mean there is no more truth. 234 which says. also termed.2. 90:1 This section. the judgement of/for the living.4:4:1. In the very nature of things. the seventh beast (scarlet coloured) has the part before the 1000 years and the part after. “the great and dreadful day of the Lord”. 1ANS86:2. 9 pg 8 It is impossible for the action of separation to precede the action of judgment..3(seventhtrumpet).) Last message to world: 2SR217:1(Rev18). 87:2. for many things that are the “seventh” have more than one stage. and the part after its purified. 5SC1-5:4:3 These quotations have little to do with the issue at hand and therefore. will not be discussed in this particular study. We just need to ask now. and the part after it. This is in perfect harmony with T.Even if we were to ignore all the evidence given above.4. The Judgment For The Living At The End Of 430 Years (Contact information is at the end of this document. the list goes on and on. the latter rain message: 9Tr67:3. is really quite simple. The reason given in some of the above quotes is that it is the “latter rain”. 9SC5:7. To obtain more information concerning the 430 years and its perfect fulfilment." 9 . Thus.6:9:10. the harvest. and is there any more truth to come when it does begin? 1SC No.”. though it is the last (7th). 2TG13:9:1. 231:0(Rev18). the separation which was determined during the investigative judgment is executed after the actual judging is over. 14:0. which is the harvest. the seventh church (SDA) has the part before its purified. The Sabbath has the dark part and the light part. "The time of the judgment is a most solemn period. the seventh seal has the part before the half an hour silence. I think by now you can see the picture that the message of the Judgement for the Living. when does this harvest (judgement for the living) begin.M. 2SC5.. when the Lord gathers His own from among the tares. 12Tr24:2. 1TG17:3:3. like the others. 2SC3. the seventh trumpet has the part before the final close of probation the part after it. 2TG14:15:1(seventh trumpet). 4Tr32:2(Rev18). there is more than one stage to it.

after the half hour's silence. 4:7) in the time of the judgment of the dead. by the tremendous truth which these publications bear for this time. for at that time the celestial voices. -. 1). 3 pg 13 Ezekiel nine pictures the Judgment of the Living in the house of God (1 Pet. I am confident." Rev. the face of a calf. likewise on earth at the opening of the "judgment of the living.the church. just as in heaven at the opening of the judgment of the dead.000 (the purification of the church -. 4:5). must take place at the opening of the seventh seal (Rev.take place at the beginning of the judgment of the living: the time in which the judicial activities of the heavenly sanctuary extend to the earthly sanctuary -. the Loud Cry. the work of separation takes place in the books in the heavenly sanctuary. they thereby symbolically show that the work of the mediatorial-judicial throne which convenes and presides over the judgment of the dead is extended to earth.the long expected message of the sealing of the 144. and His coming enthroned above the living creatures (Ezek. whereas with the judgment of the living. you cannot. Inescapably. 1JL 4 For sometime now you have had the eleventh-hour publications (tracts and "Timely Greetings" -.the judgment of the living in the "house of God": the message to the Laodiceans).all three representing the same event as has been shown. and an earthquake. -. And as each of the living creatures has the face of a lion. the Lord revealed Himself prophetically to Ezekiel as being brought enthroned to earth by four living creatures just before the slaughter of the hypocrites in the church takes place." there are "voices. 25). -.the sealing of the saints and the destruction of the wicked in the church. 10 . thus showing that both sanctuaries will finally be cleansed. cease in the heavenly sanctuary and begin. His coming with all His angels (Matt. so far as we are able to know now.the same judicial insignia as have the beasts who are before the throne in the heavenly sanctuary (Rev.3Tr 46-48 In graphic demonstration that He will come to earth with all His angels to execute judgment upon the living. In other words. 8:5. the Lord's coming to His temple (Mal. and the face of an eagle (Ezek. 3:1-3). 8:1).postmarked Waco -. the separation takes place among the people in the church as well as among their names in the books in the heavenly sanctuary. and lightnings. therefore. and thunderings. 4:17) -. therefore. -. in the very nature of the case. to sound on earth.including a copy of the "1950 General Conference Special. the face of a man. With the judgment of the dead. there were "lightnings and thunderings and voices" (Rev. which opened the judgment of the dead. all bearing the light of God so direly needed at this climactic hour of time -. 1:10). and kindred events. however." and the "White-House Recruiter"). God-fearing Adventist. fail of being impressed and stirred. that in your desire to be a wide-awake. This extension. 1TG No.and as they descend to earth.

11 pg 12 Now what is the difference between the oil in the lamp and the oil in the vessel? . For example. that already lightens the traveler's path toward the Master's mansion. 2TG No. 445. 5. other truths even more important must be introduced for the harvest of the living. is paralleled in heaven by the blotting out of the sinners' names from the Book of Life. after the harvest (Investigative Judgment) of the dead is past. These statements.2ANS 41 That part of the Investigative Judgment of the living.those who have not improved their talents from those who have (Matt. p. is the same as the work decreed in the parables: separating the tares from the wheat (Matt. not against the nations themselves. I say more important truths because they are concerning the living themselves. 13:48).--the Loud Cry of the Third Angel's Message. Testimonies. Thus we see that this dual prophetic work of separating the names of the sinners from the names of the righteous in the sanctuary. 13:30). And the work of the five others who follow on to slay all who have not the "mark" (seal). the bad fish from the good (Matt. those who personally are to be judged either as "wheat" or as "tares. as a result. 211). by which is determined who are to have their sins blotted out and. Obvious is this fact. must represent Truth in progress. 22:1-13). because the nations among themselves have always been angry." who is charged to "mark" (seal) everyone who sighs and cries for all the abominations in Judah and Israel--the church. be given eternal life. Testimonies to Ministers. p. and are angry even today. and more besides. is paralleled on earth by the work of the angel with the "writer's inkhorn. how will he do this? (Amos 3:7) 11 . But the oil in the vessel.--the "anger" is obviously directed against God's people. concerning those whose own cases are to be weighed in the balances. Now please consider the following quotations which tell us what to expect when the judgement for the living actually begins. Vol." These statements themselves prove that when the judgement for the living begins (before the slaying) the Lord must “introduce” “other truths even more important. although we are still in the time of the judgment of the dead. must represent Truth that is to lighten one's path after the former Truth has accomplished its work. those who have not the wedding garment from those who have it (Matt. The quotations we are dealing with in this section say that the Rod is the last message before the judgement for the living. and separating the sinners from the righteous in the church. 2ANS92 As the anger of the nations is in the time of the judgment of the living. 25:20-30).” Now for the Lord to introduce new truths." either as good "fish" or as bad "fish.Just this: The oil that is in the lamp. all show as plain as day that the judgement for the living actually begins before the slaughter of the unrepentant in the church. (See Ezekiel 9.

-. However. or the message is called. it elsewhere and even in the same places tells us that Victor Houteff and the Rod Message are Moses (1SR95. 32:0. No. 19:2. As Davidians. 23:3. can be taken as evidence that God is in it. the title of Moses was first on one prophet. GCS6:2. What most of us as Davidians are doing is making the birth certificate part of the test in addition to the message. p. not even the appearance of what his message is doing or not doing. but in the anti-type. and that no priest or prelate can decide for you who the Elijah may or may not be. then they will be found to be in perfect agreement. 240.) So what we find is that in the type there was one prophet. Elijah” how do we justify judging it by anything other than the message itself. par. Elijah” (1SR47). So far we have found that there is to be more truth introduced before the destruction of the wicked in the church. then later transferred to another. though. 9JL2:0 With the information presented thus far. or whether it is prospering or disintegrating. Another key to this is found in the following quotation: 1SC4:4-6 Please explain how to harmonize "The Shepherd's Rod. But. if “The prophet. 3ANS19-23. we also understand that VTH claimed the title of Elijah. What I mean by this is that if the person’s birth certificate does not say.Elijah the Last Prophet: 13Tr11:3. each individual needs to honestly ask himself/herself what all these statements are saying. forget that the message which he proclaims will in itself bear the Divine credentials of Truth. 2. Neither can numbers of adherents for such have never signified a right cause at any time. with "Gospel Workers. but when the subject is well studied. 42. We also know from the Rod message that no new truth can come except through a prophet. However. 6SC:1-6:10-11) places Ellen White as the anti-typical Moses. 79:1. For this reason “The prophet. 2. What is the key to this? The message! Both Sister White and Brother Houteff had a message that was typified by Moses and his Rod. Such apparently conflicting statements are not found 12 .subject. 2. or the message is called. not even in the day Christ Himself preached the Gospel of the Kingdom." To the surface reader "The Shepherd's Rod" and "Gospel Workers" appear to be in direct opposition to each other. etc. Here is an example that we can all understand: The Shepherd's Rod message in various places (1SR110. " Vol. “Victor Tasho Houteff”. we will automatically reject that person as being Elijah. 1SR6. par. Let us consider a few things: GCS 8 Do not. the above references make it quite clear that Elijah is the last prophet. "The Messenger of the Covenant. 1ANS78:5. The message he brings is the only thing to go by." p.

"Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea." (John 1:19. Says the great apostle. and this is also represented by the coming of the bridegroom to the marriage.) Here we see that Jesus applied the message of Malachi Three to that of John the Baptist. the word given him was. 424. 3:3. 4. and on p. 9. 11:7. "Christ the Messenger of the covenant. 426. "Art thou Elias?. I am not. brought the tidings of salvation." (Matt. is applied to the soon expected purification of the church. 20.." -"Gospel Workers. which was for to come. 21." Though one statement seems to contradict the other. applies it to Christ's coming to the most holy place in the heavenly sanctuary in 1844. 44."wretched.But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea. And if ye will receive it.Dan. That Thou mightest be justified in Thy sayings. Again. then "The Shepherd's Rod" will prove to him to be in perfect harmony with "The Great Controversy" and "Gospel Workers. as presented in Dan. but when the Jews. and poor. but in "Gospel Workers" itself.'" -. If we conclude that "The Shepherd's Rod" is wrong by saying that the promised Elijah's message of Malachi 4:5 is the "messenger of the covenant. For this is he. 425. which proves that we are in the period of the Laodiceans." p. for while Christ is named the "Messenger of the Covenant" on p. 14. I say unto you. let God be true." If only one of these applications could be right. but every man a liar. Here follows the comparison: "When Moses was chosen as the messenger of the covenant. I send my messenger before thy face. which shall prepare thy way before thee. and she does not believe Him! 13 . and named him the Elijah that was to come. 'Be Thou for the people to Godward. the "Gospel Workers" applies Malachi 3:1 to Christ's first advent. of Matthew 25." But the worst part of it all lies in that the Lord is saying to the church of today. 7:13.. foretold by Malachi. the author states that ". but rather in man's limited knowledge of the truth therein.. priests.. par. and miserable." p. and more than a prophet. and naked. this is Elias. 44. for "Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John. are descriptions of the same event. 20. -.) Shall we here conclude that both Jesus and John violated the truth? What then? Moreover. Behold. on p.only in these two publications. and mightest overcome when Thou art judged. but the same author in "The Great Controversy.. this same title is applied to Moses on p. as it is written. then which one should we choose? When the questioner harmoniously unifies the above scattered periods to which Malachi 3:1 is applied. the coming of the Son of man to the Ancient of days. 3." p. of whom it is written. described by Christ in the parable of the ten virgins.." and the "Gospel Workers" for applying the same title to both Christ and Moses. "Thou knowest not" your great ignorance in not understanding rightly the Word of truth. and blind.) The trouble does not lie in the statements themselves."Gospel Workers. 8:14. yet we are compelled to conclude that every one of these inspired applications must be correct. then we might as well infer that Christ likewise misapplied the same scripture.he saith." (Rom. and the coming of the Lord to His temple. and Levites asked John saying. 10.

" -.. but instead. and as this scripture did not meet its fulfillment at that time.. perceive at a glance that the perfect fulfillment of Malachi Three is yet future. pp.) The "Great Controversy." (Mal. 250). Thus as John ". "If ye will receive it.The apparent contradictions being discussed in this article are harmonized.. 3:2. and is to be their last means to fit them for Christ's appearing at this time. 104). 252-3. just so the Elijah's message at this time will denounce the denominational corruptions -. As John was their last prophet. 11:14) Likewise. and the sheep. He drove them all out of the temple. and the oxen.. But by the fact that Christ applied Malachi Three to John the Baptist's message. in short. (Matt. and is directly applicable to the imminent [very soon yet future] "purification of the church. and said unto them that sold doves. it proves that John was a type of the Elijah that is to come before the coming of the "great and dreadful day of the Lord" (Malachi 4:5). for which cause said the Master. 425. just so at this time the Elijah of Malachi's prophecy represents a message which is to be delivered not to the world. Elijah's message of today must be to the professed people of God.. without difficulty. to the impending purification of the 14 .The message to the church of the Laodiceans is a startling denunciation. Neither did Christ at that time purify His church as described by the prophet. " Vol. and exclaim: "What greater deception can come upon human minds than a confidence that they are right. which was for to come. any student of sacred history knows that it did not meet its perfect fulfillment there."Testimonies for the Church.. and like fullers' sope. 424. when they are all wrong!.) Though Christ and the "Gospel Workers" apply this scripture to Christ's first advent.They know not that their condition is deplorable in the sight of God. as John was a messenger to God's own people at that time.. they hated Him [did the SDA church delight in Victor Houteff?].rebuke the prevailing sins. this is Elias."the abominations in the midst thereof" (Etc. and on p. for the Jews did not "delight" in Him as prophesied in Malachi 3:1. at which time the prophecy will be fulfilled in its fullness. 16. p. and that without purification of heart and life they could have no part in the Messiah's kingdom" (Desire of Ages."temple" -." -. 3. which will take place at a time when the house of God is made a house of merchandise by selling denominational publications and raising goals (8 T. for when Christ "had made a scourge of small cords. applying Malachi Three to Christ's coming to the heavenly sanctuary in 1844. as follows: Any fair Bible student will. his message was their final means to fit them for the Messiah's appearing. and overthrew the tables. Therefore. and poured out the changers' money. 9:4) -." p. Take these things hence: make not My Father's house an house of merchandise.declared that those who claimed to be the chosen people of God were defiled by sin. but to the professed people of God.for saith the Lord." (John 2:15. The above proves that the cleansing of the ancient temple in Jerusalem was a type of the purification of the church. "Who may abide the day of His coming? and who shall stand when He appeareth? for He is like a refiner's fire.

that you must not attach any broader meaning to the words of Christ than we have in the past. and having brought a message by His teachings.those who minister in "His temple" -.R. while leading Israel out of Egypt. -." means nothing more or less than an agreement.. -. 5.the one of 1844 and also to the one in which the church is to be purified -. 9. the promise God made to Abraham that He was to deliver his posterity out of Egypt by a prophet -messenger. In view of the fact that Christ at His coming to purify the church will not in 15 . The fact that Malachi Three is again applied to two different periods. pp. Here we see that the title.proves that Malachi's prophecy apprehends both the judgment of the dead and the judgment of the living. the purification of the church (temple) from the living wicked." He will send a messenger to prepare the way.000. 1890. the cleansing of the temple (sanctuary) from the wicked dead (the investigative judgment). at which time He is to purify the sons of Levi." As Christ was the "Messenger of the covenant" at His first advent. pp.the 144.first. in the same manner as the promises which were made to ancient Israel are now applicable to modern Israel -. To say that a message means just this and nothing more. Here follows the explanation of the "messenger of the covenant. there are two such comings of the Lord "to His temple" and two purifications. This particular coming of the Lord is also predicted in Vol. for He cannot finish it with the impure "sons of Levi. The word. He was the "Messenger of the covenant. 10).ministry.It is necessary now that the minds of God's people should be open to understand the Scriptures. and the one to the Laodiceans -all four were compared to the message of Malachi 3:1. See "The Shepherd's Rod. As he that "is filthy" at the moment probation closes must remain "filthy" (Rev. "covenant.. John the Baptist's message. -. ". and second. is saying that which is not actuated by the Spirit of God. and long before the gospel work is finished. and according to Christ's own statement (Matt. Moses was a "messenger of the covenant." -. Says the Spirit of Prophecy. 21. 80. As God had made a written covenant with His ancient people that He was to send them the Messiah. Christ came in fulfillment of that covenant. must now be harmonized. & H. make plain that before the Lord comes "to His temple. "messenger of the covenant. in like manner." namely. to which the parable of the ten virgins refers to. Malachi had also prophesied of John. also Moses. 690.the church. Consequently. This being at this present time. 2. 180186. The parable of the ten virgins is applicable to the latter." referred to by Malachi. Oct. 11:7.." But the words of Malachi in chapter three." Vol. 22:11). -. at which time Malachi 3:1-3 will meet its perfect fulfillment. verse one. is applied to more than one person. it follows that this work of purification which the Lord is to perform at His coming must be accomplished in probationary time.promise." -. John also came in fulfillment of prophecy as he himself declared that Esaias had prophesied of him (John 1:23).

however. in the strictest sense Elijah the prophet (Mal. the title Messenger of the Covenant belongs to the Holy Spirit. and He being in Noah by the Spirit. 4:3. "and it shall come to pass. Having prepared "the way. (2 Pet. It is for the fact of this union -. 3:18-20. He thereby unfolded the truth that the Holy Spirit is in all His messengers alike. shall be called holy. John. though the title. and only for the reason that the Spirit of God is in them are they designated by that title. (See Testimonies to Ministers. And each having brought a message. when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion. the last messenger who prepares the way of the Lord. 4." 2 Pet. 1ANS 78-79 As God had made both spoken and written covenants with His ancient people that He would send them Moses. The Holy Spirit in Heaven's visible representative." the Lord will "sit as a refiner and purifier of silver" (Mal. 1:21. 475. even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem.the Spirit in the messengers that the Word says. and he that remaineth in Jerusalem. how could He at this time be the "messenger of the covenant?" There is but one answer to this -." (Isa." and when the Lord sends him he will fulfill the promise of Malachi 4:5.) Furthermore. 3:3). it proves that Christ accomplished this by that same Spirit through Noah. Elijah. "messenger of the covenant.the one who brings the message must be the "messenger of the covenant. compels us to acknowledge that the title. For example. Nevertheless. For example.) In the last analysis. but to all God's chosen messengers in whose message is Christ. 4:5). each in his own time was the Messenger of the Covenant. 3:1-5. or the invisible Christ in the message. p. 16 . Being stated that He went by the Spirit and not in person. and Christ.person preach the message as He did before the crucifixion." is applied to more than one messenger.) Briefly summarized. but send someone other than himself. Hence. it rightfully belongs to the Holy Spirit. not of Himself. 1 Peter 3:18-20 states that Christ preached to the antediluvians by the same "Spirit" Who "quickened" Him. the term Messenger of the Covenant means the Holy Spirit (the invisible Christ) in Heaven's visible representative--be it Moses. Christ. 1:21. the words of Malachi make plain that the Messenger of the Covenant is. that he that is left in Zion. "messenger of the covenant. "holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. John. "messenger of the covenant. we call the reader's attention to 1 Pet. including Noah. Thus "holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." belongs not only to those mentioned in this article. Briefly summarized. by that same Spirit. There it is stated that Christ went and preached to the antediluvians by the same "Spirit" Who "quickened" Him. the words. But as He preached by the Spirit in the person of Noah. or some other." mean nothing more or less than to say. Christ being the "Messenger of the covenant. they came in fulfillment of those covenants.

9 Faithfully yours for eyes to see the need for cleaning up. Now we can see that “Wisdom” is the Holy Spirit.the gift of the Holy Spirit. and they two made a league together. Let us likewise pray for this great gift. and with it he was liberally given all the other gifts. we see that Victor Houteff in himself. He is very anxious to give us gifts.When we put it all together. just as nobody else in and of themselves are Elijah. “Elijah's message”. Since the messenger of the covenant is the invisible Christ (the Holy Ghost) in the messenger. with this gift all other gifts are given. GCS 32 That as the Elijah of Christ's first advent was one person. then by parity of 17 . if we do not believe what He says He is. we know that Elijah is in reality the Holy Ghost. and also as the Elijah of Mt. was not Elijah. Notice carefully as well that in 1SC4 the Rod repeatedly refers to the message itself as Elijah. and for Wisdom to restore all things. in its perfect application. This is the only way that it can be truly said that Elijah never dies.9 pg. then we dishonor Him. or it would say. It was this gift that Solomon asked for. Jezreel Letter No. 1TG31:2 If we do not believe what God tells us.positively to use the gift in the way He would have us use it. but only if we want them. Rather. Elijah. Carmel of old was one person. He is particularly anxious to give us the greatest gift -. Notice too that “the messenger of the covenant” is in the strictest sense. It is just what God wants to give us if we will only wholeheartedly and honestly promise -. It ’s as simple as A=B and A=C therefore B=C. as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon. Naturally. We also saw earlier that the “messenger of the covenant” (Elijah) is in reality the Holy Ghost. Messenger of the Covenant = Elijah Messenger of the Covenant = Holy Ghost Elijah = Holy Ghost This is brought out even more clearly in the light of Wisdom: 1Kings 5:12 And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom. Clearly. not a multitude of priests. it is the Holy Ghost in the messengers that makes them Elijah. The only objection that I can think of that one could bring against this truth is the following quotation. Elijah is the Holy Ghost through a prophet teaching the message of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

Brethren. moreover. employed others to help him take the message to the people. Thus only were any others ever identified with a called one. He invariably called one. besides Heaven's law and order. 16:1-3)! But were they? And as surely as the earth swallowed them then. not for more. It must be understood that the church at the time (like now). and that they believed that the promised Elijah was a group of people with a “message” without the gift or prophecy. be swallowed by the earth when it opens its mouth and takes away the flood (Rev.should one endeavor to steal away the truth about the prophet's office. is for only one. Dathan. itself. and Abiram fooled themselves in their presumptuous thinking that those three prophetic office seekers and self-promoters were also prophets as was Moses. A larger context will reveal this even more clearly: GCS 33 What a blasphemous theft! -. What th e Shepherd's Rod was mainly trying to get across is that the Elijah is the Holy Ghost through a prophet bringing the inspired message of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. just so surely will all such in these days. and likewise as Herod tried to do away with Christ by slaying the little children of his day! What wickedness indeed! Think this through. to pass on a lie instead. Can you now see what Brother Houteff was objecting to? To construe this to mean that there are to be no more prophets after Brother Houteff is in fact promoting the falsehood of Elijah being a 18 . Those three imposters. then as surely as your soul lives. and. under the direction of the Spirit. too. Let us see the context of this quote to find what Brother Houteff was really objecting to. if anyone should possibly entertain the idea that this promise of a prophet means a multitude of preachers. and the prophecy as say that Elijah is not an individual but a group of people. even claimed that the whole multitude were holy (Num. as Pharaoh endeavored to do away with Moses by drowning the male Hebrew children. in the face of the fact that the types.reasoning the Elijah of today must also be one person. to convey one message to one people. 12:16). that one is fooling himself as badly as those misled followers of Korah. we have to make sure that our understanding is such as to not disharmonize what is said here with what we read in 1SCno4 that the “messenger of the covenant” (Elijah) is a title that transfers from person to person. we know not of any other time when God employed even two prophets (let alone many) at one time. -. not a multitude of ministers. Thus to go contrary to Holy Writ is an outright effort to do away forever with the promised prophet of God. Therein we find that Brother Houteff's objection is to the idea that the Lord would employ multiple people “at one time” to be the anti-typical Elijah. Again. too. with but one exception. disallow such a thing. was not expecting any more prophets. Keep in mind that no matter what it is. GCS 32 The promise. and that one himself. be it not forgotten.

"His ever-increasing Truth?" Timely Greetings. “And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt. 51. 9. p. A true and up-to-date religion .the-branch. 5. p. "God's ever unfolding Truth. 71." The White-House Recruiter. p. "Truth . No. "fresh Truth.." War News Forecast (Tract) 14. Vol. No. Wilde Copyright. p. 7." The White-House Recruiter. 2. 29. and blind. p. No. No. that we are in need of everything the Lord has to 19 . 12:13 That we may realize that we are wretched and miserable... 2TG No. "fresh Truth for today from the throne of God. 2012 THE BRANCH website: www. Timely Greetings. and poor. p. p. 50.. No. 44. p. Timely Greetings. 1. No. Vol. for many who believe that VTH was the last prophet. 48. "the ever-unfolding. 10. Inspired interpretation of the Scriptures . Vol.. 1. 11. 2. 4.” Hos. 45. Vol. the Church from creation till today has been led and preserved by the prophets. 1 Symbolic Code No." Timely Greetings. p. 1. Trent R. . 10. 26. and she can continue in no other way from here on. something as essential as the eyes in your head. 6. 2. Vol. 'meat in due season... Timely Greetings. 85. 38. "His ever-increasing Light" Timely Greetings. 1. p. p. p. p.. and that we as a group are the Elijah.“multitude of preachers” rather than an individual prophet. "progressive Truth" The White-House Recruiter. ever unfolding as time goes on. 25. 1. . Vol. the eyes of the church at work" Timely Greetings. the ever-living Spirit of Prophecy. Vol. believe that the Spirit of Prophecy is alive through all of us now. 5. February 22. Vol. Vol. p. p.. 39.. and naked. "the progressive Truth of the living Word revealed through Inspiration. 1. Timely Greetings. 28.' "Timely Greetings. No. With all that we have seen in mind.26pg 23 There is no doubt. 17. and by a prophet was he preserved. No. 2. I trust the following statements concerning the Shepherd's Rod Message will make some more sense: "[an] ever-increasing supply of pure (Divinely revealed) truth" Shepherd's Rod Volume 1 Tract. No. ever timely. 49. "the ever increasing light" Vol.