Review Shut Door & Sword of the Lord
J. Wilfred Johnson
May 5th, 1976
Transcribed from C/Ds #49 & #50
October 16, 2013 thru October 26, 2013
(Wilfred) Now last week we were dealing with things that I thought I
didn’t do a very good job of and I’ve got mixed reactions to it. We
talked a little bit about the shut door and the visions Sister White
had in connection with it. I didn’t have a chance to really go through
the tape in detail but I did listen to it more casually and I got the
feeling that it could have been a little confusing. So I thought I
would take just a few minutes at the beginning of this session and just
crystallize what really happened there as nearly as we can gather it
from the information that we have.
You remember that the Midnight Cry went before 1844 and the Cry was,
behold, the Bridegroom cometh. Referring back to the parable of the ten
virgins and five of them discovered they didn’t have oil for their
lamps. So they ran off quickly to get some oil and they came back too
late, meanwhile the other five had gone with Him into the marriage and
the door was shut. Now that’s the first idea of the shut door. But
Sister White points out in Great
Controversy that this parable and the
movement of Christ from the holy apartment to the most holy apartment
in the heavenly sanctuary are one and the same thing. So they got the
idea after the disappointment in 1844 that if the door was shut nobody
else could come in. Therefore the door of mercy for sinners must be
past and they went along with this idea for several weeks after the
1844 disappointment including Mrs. White and this was before she had
any visions. Now there are statements relative to this given by her
husband and also by herself and the statements don’t entirely seem to
lineup and that’s where some people have sort of picked up a
discrepancy and making some kind of an issue of it which I am not too
sure is justifiable. But the fact is that by the time she had her first
vision according to her husband in a published article in 1847 they had
given up the Midnight Cry as being in the past and being fulfilled
totally in 1844 but that it was still future. In other words, the door
was not really shut at that time. Did you get that? That was the idea
that they had after 1844 according to her husband’s description.
I’ll quote the words; “When she received her first
vision December 1844
she and all the band in Portland Maine” That means the group. "Where
her parents resided, had given up the Midnight Cry and shut door
as being in the past. It was then that the Lord showed her in vision
the error into which she and the band in Portland had fallen." In
December she got that vision. And supposedly that showed her and the
band that they had fallen into this error that the door was not really
shut, that it was still future. That was the error they had fallen into.
That it really was shut was the message the first vision gave to them.
That’s the way they interpreted the first vision. The Midnight Cry was
a light behind them, remember? But it did shine on their pathway ahead.
Now whether you think of it in terms of interpretation or not doesn’t
really matter too much to me, in my thinking, theologically. But there
is another statement that was written later for publication which seems
to give a different impression.
And that is found in 1
Selective Messages page 63.
“For a time after the disappointment in 1844, I did hold, in common
with the advent body, that the door of mercy was then forever closed to
the world. This position was taken before my first vision was given me.
It was the light given me of God that corrected our error, and enabled
us to see the true position.”
Now what do you get from that? Well, I don’t know if you get what I get
but it is just the opposite I get from the other statement.
(Wilfred) Here you see the Advent body believed after 1844 that the
door of mercy was then forever closed. But that was before her first
vision then she says the light given to her of God, she doesn’t
necessarily say that it was just the first vision. That’s very
carefully put here. That corrected their error and enabled them to see
the true position, but she doesn’t explain the true position. She does
go on to say there was a shut door in Noah’s day, there was a shut door
in Abraham’s day, there was a shut door in Christ’s day, and so on.
Which would seem to indicate that she meant that the true position is
that the door is shut. Yet the statement doesn’t seem to say that, do
Now let me read from one of her own letters which was written to Joseph
Bates and I read you this last week but I just want to recapitulate
this so that we get it a little clearer.
Brother Bates: July 13,
She says; “Brother Bates, you write in a letter to James something
about the Bridegroom's coming, as stated in the first published
visions. By the letter you would like to know whether I had light on
the Bridegroom's coming before I saw it in vision. I can readily
answer, No. The Lord showed me the travail of the Advent band and
midnight cry in December,” That was her first vision which we read
last week. ”But He did not show me the Bridegroom's coming until
February following. Perhaps you would like to have me give a statement
in relation to both visions.” Now listen. “At the time I had
the vision of the midnight cry” That was in December. “I had
given it up in the past and thought it future, as also most of the band
had.” Now the only way I can put those statements together is that
immediately after 1844 they believed that the door was shut and that
they believed that there was no more mercy for sinners. But by the time
the first vision was given somewhere between October and December most
of the band had given up that idea and had accepted the idea that the
door of mercy must still be open. And that the Midnight Cry can’t
possibly be in the past it must be in the future and they had figured
that out on their own thinking. Do you understand? Then the Lord gave
her the first vision that she says corrected their error. Which her
husband said corrected their error. Did you see that? Now what was the
(Larry) That the door was closed in 1844. That is what they previously
(John) That wasn’t the error, the error was that they had given up the
(Another man) They changed from that back to the other one.
(Wilfred) That’s the way I understand it. The error into which they had
fallen, they originally had the correct view that the door was shut,
they fell into an error. Then the Lord gave her a vision and that was
the vision she didn’t want to tell, she thought they wouldn’t take it,
remember? And she thought that nobody would believe it, that she would
be cutting across this man Turner and his views and he wanted to know
the vision. He wanted to know whether she was in the way of the Lord,
you know? Whether she had anything and she didn’t want to admit to him
and yet he had already understood the point but he had understood that
the Lord wanted him to go to that meeting that night where Sister White
would give him some information. So he was asking Sister Whiter if she
wasn’t going to go to the meeting and she didn’t want to go. She didn’t
want to tell it she thought she was going to cut across him. But he
didn’t admit as to what his view was and he went to the meeting and he
gave his view instead. And when Sister White learned what he had given
and she realized that the Lord had wanted her to give that vision she
repented and at the next meeting she gave it.
Now, what was the vision? That the Midnight Cry, the light, was in the
past. That was the Midnight Cry but the light did shine along the
pathway into the future. That was the vision. Then in February she got
the vision about the bridegroom who moved from the holy apartment into
the most holy where the Commandments are and the law. Do you
understand? Now what happened? The door was shut to the holy apartment
but the door to the most holy apartment was opened so there was both a
shut door and an open door.
Then in 1849 she got another vision and these are the three main ones
that I think deal with this subject that I have been able to locate.
Sabbath March 24, 1849 and this is the time when
she had this
corroborated. She saw that the commandments of God and the testimony of
Jesus Christ relating to the shut door could not be separated. So the
shut door they had back there in 1844 about the Midnight Cry and the
Bridegroom going in and shutting the door cannot be separated from the
ten commandments, now how can that be? What’s the relationship? Well
she saw that in this vision. She says that the time for the
commandments of God to shine out with all their importance and for
God’s people to be tried on the Sabbath truth was when the door was
opened in the most holy place in the heavenly sanctuary where the Ark
is in which are contained the ten commandments. This door was not
opened until the mediation of Jesus was finished in the holy place of
the sanctuary in 1844, this is on page 42 of Early Writings.
“Then Jesus rose up and shut the door
of the holy place, and opened the
door into the most holy, and passed within the second veil, where He
now stands by the ark, and where the faith of Israel now reaches.”
“I saw that Jesus had shut the door of the holy place, and no man can
open it; and that He had opened the door into the most holy, and no man
can shut it and that since Jesus has opened the door into the most holy
place, which contains the ark, the commandments have been shining out
to God's people, and they are being tested on the Sabbath question.”
“I saw that the present test on the Sabbath could not come until
the mediation of Jesus in the holy place was finished and He had passed
within the second veil; therefore Christians who fell asleep before the
door was opened into the most holy, when the midnight cry was finished,
at the seventh month, 1844, and who had not kept the true Sabbath, now
rest in hope;” So, the door was shut, the midnight cry was
in the past, but for those who had not seen the commandments prior to
that time, that had not had the test, they still rest in hope. And
anybody who still goes to the grave since 1844 and doesn’t understand,
they still rest in hope for she says, they had not the light and the
test on the Sabbath which we now have since that door was opened. Yes,
we now have it. Who has it? Those that understand it have it, that’s
right. Those who don’t understand it don’t have it. She “Saw that Satan was tempting some of God's
people on this
point. Because so many good Christians have fallen asleep in the
triumphs of faith and have not kept the true Sabbath, they were
doubting about it’s being a test for us now.”
“The enemies of the present truth have been trying to open the door of
the holy place, that Jesus has shut, and to close the door of the most
holy place, which He opened in 1844, where the ark is, containing the
two tables of stone on which are written the ten commandments by the
finger of Jehovah.”
I’m going to just summarize here a thought. They were trying to open
the door to the holy apartment again. What door was that? Well, that
was the door of mercy to sinners. Sinners who did not understand about
the commandments of God. Sinners who simple saw that by faith we are
saved, by grace we are saved through faith and that not of ourselves it
is a gift of God. They understood imputed righteousness and they are
accepted of God. And what does Sister White say in 1 Selected Messages
later on? That if they had not attained to the fullness of the
understanding of all the truth at whatever point they are ... What
does she say? He well make up for their deficiencies with His own
divine merit. Now she is saying here that some people are trying to go
back to open up that door again. Just the way it was and Satan is
tempting them on this point. Now do you get the implication of that?
That anybody whether he’s in our denomination or out of it who is
preaching imputed righteousness today without giving the rest of it,
imparted righteousness is doing a service to the devil. That’s what it
amounts to. Because we are now living in what kind of a time? The
testing time. The testing time as she says here. The Day of Atonement
when the sanctuary is to be cleansed of sin and sin is the
transgression of the law. And if you don’t bring the law into it,
where’s the cleansing of sin from the sanctuary? Where are the sins
that have been confessed? In the heavenly sanctuary, in which
apartment? The first apartment and they are taken care of in the sense
that the Lord has forgiven those sins. But now they’re not finished
those sins are still in the sanctuary. They have to be cleansed out of
the sanctuary. Did you get that? That’s the work of the Day of
Atonement, which started in 1844.
Now don’t forget what this all means. This isn’t just a picture of a
building in heaven with people working in there and blood being
sprinkled around. That’s the lesson book, that’s the sand table that
you teach the kindergarten with, don’t you see?
What is the true temple? There are two true temples. One is Christ and
one is his saints. And if you will believe it, in the marriage union
they become one. And that temple is to be cleansed. It is a joint
proposition. Where are the sins, who is carrying them?
(Wilfred) Jesus. Where are they recorded with reference to the saints?
Right here, inside that skull is where they are. Now when the marriage
takes place they are gong to be in one place because the Bible says,
that they twain shall be one flesh. Ephesians chapter 4. And
this is a great mystery but I’m speaking concerning Christ and his
Church. Christ and his Church are twain to become one flesh, on temple,
one body, can you understand that. I am interested in you getting the
What is the point? The point is that since 1844 Christ entered into a
new type of work. The cleansing of the sanctuary of the sins that are
all ready recorded there. And you know the outcome, as He leaves what
does He do with them?
(John) Places them on the head of the scapegoat.
(Wilfred) Why does He do that?
(John) He is the one responsible for the sins committed since 1844.
(Wilfred) That’s the point. And I think I have it a little bit stronger
then that here someplace. In Great
Controversy page 485.
“As the priest in removing the sins from the sanctuary confessed them
upon the head of the scapegoat,” That’s back in the old service in
ancient Israel’s day. “So Christ will place all these sins upon
Satan, the originator and instigator of sin.” So why does the
devil have to take these things on him?
(John) He is the instigator.
(Wilfred) Because he instigates those things. “So Satan is
to bear the guilt of all the sins which he has caused God's people to
commit,” Now there are really two beings involved in the commission of
sin. The devil instigates and causes but he cannot force you to sin.
Then if you do sin you have some responsibility too. You made the wrong
decision. We better not get hung up on that though. The fact is that
Satan is going to bear his fair share in your sin. If he had not been
there to bring the temptation to bear you would not have made the wrong
decision. In spite of the fact that you didn’t have to make the wrong
decision. If the devil hadn’t been there you would not had made it.
But since the devil was there he tripped you up and you made the wrong
decision and he is going to bear the consequence of that.
Now can you see the significance of moving the sin from Christ to the
devil? Christ is taking the responsibility now. People who are ignorant
of God’s character and his plan of salvation accuse God for all the
things that are going wrong in the world. Am I right? Therefore in that
sense he takes the responsibility. Who else is there to take it? And
He’ll bear that responsibility until He proves that He is not guilty.
And He is going to prove He is not guilty through you. When you decide
to honor Him with obedience He is then going to be able to prove that the
sin you’ve committed was caused by the devil. And details again? No, I
can’t give you details. But the book is being written and I venture to
say that there are things like this going on. One day the Lord says to
my guardian angel and to all the helpers He may need to handle the
situation. Take care of Wilf Johnson today don’t let the devil get near
him. And we’ll put him into situations where he will have the
opportunity to sin, but the devil can’t get at him. Do you follow my
point? Now is he going to sin or isn’t he going to sin? And if he does
sin who’s fault is it? His own. His own choice. On other days the Lord
may say to my guardian angel and all the other angels that may be
assisting him, let the devil at him today. Just like he did with Peter
on the eve of the crucifixion, Let the devil get at him today. Let’s
put him into the same situations and see what happens. You know what
happens don’t you? Well I do. I flunk out. Now what has the Lord
(John) That the devil’s responsible.
(Wilfred) That’s it, if the devil weren’t there Wilf Johnson
wouldn’t have sinned. Now I’m postulating here but I am trying to get a
point across. The Lord is demonstrating before the universe the
character of Wilf Johnson. He is being investigated in the judgment. Do
you follow? He is being judged. And at the same time who else is being
(Another man) Satan is.
(Wilfred) Yes, both of them.
Now, when the Lord shows that I won’t sin if the devil can’t get at me
what’s He really proving? That it’s the devil’s fault. Then where does
He stand with reference to the guilt? Clear, although there is one
other point, He has to prove that He was righteous in deciding to
create Lucifer and letting him live so long. He’s got to prove that and
Now, we didn’t quite finish over here. I was summarizing.
The first apartment. The door to the first apartment is the door that
opens God’s mercy to sinners and if they accept Him and his forgiveness
they are registered in the Lamb’s book of life and He accepts the
penalty of their transgression, and the guilt, and what have you. He
has already died the death for those sins now it remains to simply
clear his record of the accusation and that comes through the judgment
of God’s people and the victory over sin.
But what about this other door that is open now to the most holy? What
does that mean? Well it simply means that those whose sins have gone in
the holy apartment are now given an opportunity to have their sanctuary
cleansed. The door to the most holy is open to them. And it’s a testing
time on what?
(John) The commandments.
(Wilfred) Whether you will keep them or you will not. Imparted
righteousness, if you please. And the choice is yours. The door is
open, the door of mercy is still open for you. But that door to the
holy apartment is shut. And I pointed out to you last week and I’ll
point it out again, then what about those who didn’t get in there on
time? What happened to the five who didn’t have the oil?
(John) The door was shut.
(Wilfred) By the time they got back the door was shut. Now I’m not
prepared to explain that to you tonight. I brought that problem to you
last week and I bring it to you again. I think you need to be aware of
it because it is a very significant point. Why did Sister White then
subsequent to these visions eventually come out and say that the door
to lost sinners was still open that God’s mercy was still available?
And the message was to go to all the world to save sinners. Why? The
Bible says that the gospel is to go to all the world to what?
(John) As a witness.
(Wilfred) As a witness. If the gospel is to go to all the world as a
witness it becomes a testing point doesn’t it? Now what is the gospel
that is to go to all the world through the Advent people since 1844?
(John) The commandments of God.
(Wilfred) Come on.
The gospel of salvation from sin. The keeping of the commandments of
God. Where the Sabbath is the testing point. You got
that? Now that gospel of the restored Kingdom, the Kingdom in which
God’s people voluntarily come back to allegiance to Him so that his
kingdom is restored He now has ruler-ship over them again. And I’ve
explained to you that He can’t rule over them if they don’t do it
voluntarily because He won’t take away their free will. So there is no
other way but to win them by a revelation of his love and we’ve gone
over all that.
Now that gospel of the Kingdom, the restored Kingdom, Jesus said, must
go to all the world for a witness to all nations and then the end will
come. But it’s going for a witness to be a test you either accept it or
you reject it. So it’s a two-fold message. The gospel is a two-fold
message. It’s the gospel of salvation from sin through the imputed
righteousness of Christ, Before 1844 there were some people who had
accepted that message but when the disappointment came they went back
on it and she said there was no more mercy for them. She said that.
They had chosen the wrong thing when the test came. And the
disappointment is also significant. Why did God choose to do it this
way? He wanted to show, for one thing, that a message that is based on
a deadline is not going to bring genuine people alone, it’s going to
bring lot’s of other stuff in that isn’t genuine because they are
seeking only their own interests.
(John) I don’t want to miss the boat in case it’s really going to go.
(Wilfred) Good. Well, that’s what God did and that is never going to
happen again. God is not going to make a deadline. He is prolonging
probation. He wanted us to be there long ago but He’s prolonging it in
mercy. It’s got to be on a voluntary bases. And how is He going to get
us to come to time and I’ve gone over that, the great and dreadful day
of the Lord is going to start within his own church among his own
people. He is going to permit them to taste or share the sufferings of
the cross so that they will learn by personal experience the nature of
that love that God has in his heart for them that He would endure that
suffering and continue to endure it and not cut it off and leave you
lost. But He just continues to bear it and continues to shower more and
more of his gifts upon you revealing more and more of his goodness and
his love and his truth to you. Trying to get you to come to Him out of
a response of love. That’s what He is doing. That is the cleansing of
the sanctuary. It comes through the power of love, love is the life of
Christ, love is the Spirit of Christ, and that is what this Latter Rain
out-pouring is all about. So I said there are two aspects to this,
there is the aspect of the imputed righteousness and there is the
aspect of the imparted righteousness. And it is the call to respond to
God’s offer of imparted righteousness that is being given to you right
now and it will become a test to you, you will have to make up your
mind whether you want to say yes or no to God. And when you say no your
name goes out of the book of life. When you say yes, it is retained and
God goes about the work of cleansing your sanctuary and He will do it.
Who did it back there in ancient Israel’s day? Was it the people that
(Larry) It was the high priest.
(Wilfred) It was the high priest. Who’s going to do it today?
(Larry) Our High Priest.
(Wilfred) And what does the cleansing constitute?
(John) Getting rid of sin.
(Wilfred) Yes, and what is the very basic fundamental sin?’
(Wilfred) Good for you. And you cannot get rid of it yourself, no way.
You were born selfish, you have practiced selfishness all your life and
there is only one thing that will knock it out and that is the pure
unadulterated love of God. That will knock it out. When you love God
enough your selfishness will shrivel up. Fellows if you love that girl
enough you will do anything for her no matter how you feel about it. Am
I right or wrong? That’s the principle of God’s Kingdom. I rather
suspect that is why God gave us some of these experiences in human
life. And the devil is capitalizing on it. He’s taking that principle
that God has planted as the very principle of salvation and he’s
besmirched it and it’s being infiltrated into the minds of everybody
through rotten TV programs and rotten books and rotten everything else.
And when you talk about love today, how many people understand what it
is? One out of a hundred I wonder?
(There is a small skip here)
......wrong word we need to change our vocabulary. What we see in the
world today certainly isn’t the love of God, it’s the devil’s
counterfeit. And God has got the problem of revealing to his people
what true love really is. And sometimes on the outside it’s kind of
hard to tell. It’s very difficult to tell. How can you tell what the
motive is for somebody doing a kindness to somebody else? How can you
tell what the motive is? I’m sure that many times good dear old sisters
in the church do these busybody deeds for the report that’s given on
Sabbath or for the response and praise that they get. Such a lovely
(Larry) Not only the woman.
(Wilfred) Oh no I mustn’t be discriminatory, men are worse. Can you
blame them. Kids go to school, now you study hard so you learn and
become somebody. What does it mean to become somebody? Two things. You
get status or position, you know? You're up there someplace and money.
The more status and the more money, boy, that’s success. He really
became something. Is that the way the Bible evaluates a person?
(A women) No.
(Wilfred) So these are the principles that are involved in the
cleansing of the sanctuary that God is trying to finish up now in the
world. And his church, his people today are his temple, He is waiting
for the marriage. When did He go in?
(John) In 1844.
(Wilfred) Yes. And when is it going to be consummated?
(Another man) When we go in with Him.
(Wilfred) That’s right. That’s right, when we go in with Him.
There is a time coming here, page 280 Early Writings, when it
been accomplished. It’s the finishing up of the Third Angel’s Message
where she talks about how the “Angels hurrying to and fro in
heaven. An angel with a writer's inkhorn by his side returned from the
earth and reported to Jesus that his work was done, and the saints were
numbered and sealed.” What’s the work involve?
(John) Ezekiel 9
(Wilfred) That’s Ezekiel 9 right, it’s the sealing
of the saints. “Then I saw Jesus, who had been ministering before the
the Ten Commandments, throw down the censer. He raised His hands, and
with a loud voice said, "It is done." Then it goes on to
say. "He that is unjust, let him be unjust
still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is
righteous, let him be righteous still" And so on.
“Every case had been decided for life or death. While Jesus had been
ministering in the sanctuary, the judgment had been going on for the
righteous dead, and then for the righteous living. Christ had received
His kingdom,” What does that mean?
(Another man) He had won the allegiance.
(Wilfred) He had won the allegiance of his saints. “Having made
the atonement for his people” What does the atonement mean?
(John) There is nothing between them.
(Wilfred) That’s right. At-one-ment, they are now
back together their
hearts are now in tune, the minds are in tune. Their minds are one with
Christ’s mind, their hearts are one with Christ’s heart. The marriage
is consummated, they are united, one flesh, they are working together
as a unit. Let me read that, it’s right here. “Having made
the atonement for His people and blotted out their sins. The subjects
of the kingdom were made up. The marriage of the Lamb was consummated.”
Could that be any plainer than that? “And the kingdom, and
the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, was given to Jesus
and the heirs of salvation, and Jesus was to reign as King of kings and
Lord of lords.”
She says here that it was through the visions, through the things that
the Lord gave her that this error was cleared up. Now I think it was a
little more complicated than she described. I honestly believe that
Sister White saw a problem here and she didn’t understand it all. And
she said only that which she understood and she reported faithfully that
what she saw and left it for a future generation. What did she see? She
saw that the door was shut and the other door was open. She saw that
the Bridegroom had gone into the wedding. Well if the Bridegroom has
gone into the wedding five of them didn’t get in, the door was shut and
there’s a problem. But the ones who did get in pose another problem,
because in one place she says they were guests at the wedding, they had
to have the wedding garment examined. In another place she says, that
the church is the bride of Christ, so there is another problem.
(John) In one place she said if they are guests they cannot be the
bride and in the other place she says they are the bride.
(Wilfred) That’s right, Great
Controversy is the first one and Bible
Commentary volume 7 is the other one.
Now what was it that I wanted to say here?
(John) I’m sorry.
(Wilfred) That’s all right John it’s just me I’m a little weary
You understand that it’s easy to lose confidence in Sister White as a
prophet when you bump into a thing like that, right? There are things
about this shut door that are problematic and you can get hung-up on it
like this man that wrote part of this thing that I have. He came to the
wrong conclusion on it. He thinks that Sister White made a mistake and
we aught to be fair and tell everybody that she made a mistake and I
disagree with him, I don’t think she made a mistake. She may have made
a mistake in the sense that she fell into the error of not
understanding the shut door before she had her vision but can you blame
her for that? Hardly. All the rest of the early Adventists did the same
thing or nearly all. Then the Lord showed her in vision certain things,
what did she do with that? Did she throw that aside and say, No, I was
right before? No she didn’t do that. She said, The Lord corrected our
error. But then in later statements like the one in 1 Selected Messages
it looks like she’s sort of covering up something. She doesn’t bother
going into the details of how it went down and up and just exactly what
happened, she doesn’t do that. She simple says, through what the Lord
showed her the error was cleared up. But there is still a little bit of
difficulty as you read that passage and you want to take time to read
it yourself and think about it I think you’ll discover that.
Now, the point I want to make here is this, I hope you people aren’t
going to lose confidence in Sister White as a true prophet because of
those discrepancies of which we have shown two. There are many others
in those books. And I want to throw out to you this key thought; It has
been my experience, for what’s it’s worth, that those discrepancies
constitute the keys that open the door in Orion to vast expanses of
truth beyond and if they were not there you’d never get beyond to see
it. If all of the things that we have in our message today were closed
where would be the door to expanded truth? Do you get the point? It’s
when you see some little discrepancy that you should become suspicious,
AHHHHH H-e-r-e-’s a-n-o-t-h-e-r key, H-e-r-e-‘s a gateway
going out into something new. Hang on to both views that contradict,
hang on to them both and keep reading and keep studying, keep praying
keep your mind open and one of these days you’re going to see it. How
do I know that? Well, I know that because I’ve got answers to the
problems I brought to you tonight. But I’ll tell you very frankly, I’m
hesitant to give them because there's too many closed minds in our
denomination and I don’t want to cause controversy, dissension and
animosity among people. I don’t want to do that any more than Sister
White wanted to give her vision because she thought it might cause
problems. And yet there comes a time when, Brother and Sister you’ve
got to tell the truth no matter what happens and I think that time’s
pretty close now. I think it is pretty close. And what’s it going to
do? Well it’s going to do what we were going to study about tonight.
It’s going to cause a shaking among God’s people. Let’s face it, you
don’t believe it? Well I’ll read it to you again. I’ve read it to you
before, many of you, there are some of you who probably haven’t
received it. So I’ll read it again. I think you should memorize it.
The angel told Sister White very plainly. In this little article on the
shaking in Early Writings
starting on page 269. I am not going to read
it all, but you can read it yourself. She talks about how the evil
angels are crowding in upon God’s people shutting them in with darkness
and they can’t see clearly. All right. Some of these problems that we
run into are causing some minds to become disturbed and they can’t see
clearly, they jump to conclusions that are not right, they can’t put it
together, can’t understand it. And they are not satisfied, they try to
figure it out, they’ve got to know it, they’ve got this compulsion that
they must know everything and so they go at it. And there is an example
right there on that paper. So she describes this here and she says how
they are trying to make them distrust God and murmur against Him. She
says their only safety was in keeping their eyes directed upward.
Angels of God had charge over his people and as the poisonous
atmosphere of evil angels was pressed around these anxious ones, the
heavenly angels were continually wafting their wings over them to
scatter the thick darkness. At times she saw that these praying ones as
they continued their earnest cries, would receive a ray of light from
Jesus. What’s light?
(John) More truth.
(Wilfred) Yes, a little bit more understanding and then that brightens
them up a little bit. To encourage their heart she says, and light up
“Some, I saw, did not participate in this work of agonizing and
pleading.” Let me ask you, is this what we are doing? Well when
the shaking starts we are going to be doing it. Because it’s going to
be tough. And if you don’t believe that you read the second chapter of
Joel. And it tells us
very plainly there what we aught to be doing. “They seemed indifferent
and careless. They were not resisting the
darkness around them, and it shut them in like a thick cloud. The
angels of God left these and went to the aid of the earnest, praying
ones. “I saw angels of God hasten to the assistance of all
who were struggling with all their power to resist the evil angels” The
angels came to help these see? These people struggling with
all their power. “And trying to help themselves by calling upon God
with perseverance. But His angels left those who made no effort to help
themselves, and I lost sight of them”.
Now here is the statement that I think you should memorize.
“I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen and was shown that it
would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel
of the True Witness to the Laodiceans.” Now that identifies a
couple of things to me. It tells me that there is something in the
council of the true witness to the Laodiceans that is involved in the
shaking. It tells me that. This is page 270 by the way in Early
Writings. It also tells me that it’s caused by the straight
called forth by the council of the true witness to the Laodiceans. And
the true witness to the Laodiceans is Jesus. And the testimony of Jesus
is the Spirit of Prophesy
and Joel tells us
back there that when the
Holy Spirit is poured out upon his people in the early and the latter
rain and your sons and your daughters shall do what?
(Wilfred) But some people are going to say, No,
it’s not right it’s a
false prophet I will not bear that testimony. Do you see that? Some
people will look at this testimony right here in this book and they
will say, I don’t believe that. I think she was a false prophet. After
all she contradicts herself. She can’t get things straight. She thought
one thing one time and then she changed it and thought another thing,
that can’t be God’s prophet. What did the angels show her was going to
cause the shaking? Well, I didn’t read it all so how can you tell
She said, "This will have its effect upon the heart of the
receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the
straight truth.” What kind of truth?
(Wilfred) Straight truth. He’s going to just say it
real soft and
behind the door. No, he’s going to pour it forth. Now listen. “Some
will not bear this straight testimony. They will rise up against
it, and this is what will cause a shaking among God's people.” Is that
clear? Unless you doubt what I was saying, listen.
She says, “I saw that the testimony of the True Witness has not
been half heeded.” Who is the true witness?
(Wilfred) And what testimony was she talking about right there in that
(Several voices) Unintelligible.
(Wilfred) What particular testimony? To the Laodiceans. To the
“The solemn testimony upon which the destiny of the church hangs has
been lightly esteemed, if not entirely disregarded. This testimony must
work deep repentance; all who truly receive it will obey it and be
purified.” There it is again. There’s that commandment test, see?
Obey the commandments and what is going to happen? He is going to
cleanse the sanctuary. They will be purified. Can’t you see? So, it’s
the Laodicean message. And there is truth to come out of the Laodicean
message. A straight testimony and some people are going to pour it
forth and some people are going to rise up against it, they won’t bear
it. And that will cause a shaking among God’s people. Got that?
(A woman) When Jesus spoke directly to his people ... Unintelligible
(Wilfred) How does Jesus normally speak? We have been studying about
that in our Sabbath school lessons.
(John) Through his prophets.
(Same woman) Yes but they are going to get what they say from somewhere.
(Wilfred) Where did Sister White get it from?
(Same woman) She got it directly.
(Wilfred) All right. Where are we going to get what Sister White was
(Several voices) From her books.
(Wilfred) From her books. Did she understand everything that she wrote?
(Same woman) No.
(Wilfred) Where are we going to get the understanding of that from?
(John) The Holy Spirit.
(Wilfred) And people who get the Holy Spirit that enables them to
understand things that were not understood before what kind of people
are they? They are seers aren’t they? People who see. And what is
another name for seer?
(Same woman) Prophet.
(Wilfred) One who receives a message of truth from God and shares it
with somebody else. It isn’t necessarily foretelling the future that’s
a part of it. Sister White was a prophet but she was more than a
prophet, she was a messenger. What’s going to happen when the Spirit is
poured upon God’s people in Joel
(John) And your sons and daughters shall prophesy.
(Wilfred) And your...?
(John) Old men shall see dreams and young men shall see visions.
(Wilfred) Shall see visions. Now it’s going to happen. Now what are you
going to say when somebody gets something and brings it to you?
(Larry) You have to test it.
(Wilfred) Good for you. You‘ve got to test it.
(John) If they speak not according to this word .....
(Wilfred) There’s no light in them. Now suppose it turns out that it
looks pretty solid. What are you going to do about it?
(John) Accept it. If you don’t you've missed the boat because you have
(Wilfred) Why is God going to bring new truth to his people?
(John) To test them.
(Wilfred) We’ve got a statement on that, I’m going to give you some
stuff tonight and it will be in there you can read it for yourself.
(Another man) It will be a bases for future truth.
(Wilfred) Right. It will be a bases for future truth. Because new truth
is not independent of the old, she says. It unfolds from the old and
rests upon it in fact it depends upon the old for it’s meaning. But
those who neglect the new she says, Christ’s Object Lessons, to
the old truth will become but a lifeless form. I mean, it will lose
it’s meaning because it doesn’t fit in anymore. It's gone. You’ve got to
have the added thing to it to understand it in terms of the present
Let’s look at this message. It’s in Revelation chapter 3 and it
14 “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These
things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of
the creation of God;” Some people think that means that
Christ was the first person created. What do we understand?
(John) He was the one that began the creating.
(Wilfred) Yes. Christ was not created He was born of God.
15 “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot:” Now
here’s a description of you, take it to heart here. You’re not cold and
you’re not hot. “I would thou wert cold or hot.” What would
God like? He rather you would be one way or the other. What’s He going
to do to make you make a decision to be either hot or cold?
(John) Bring a test on you. And what’s the test going to be?
(A man) New truth.
(Wilfred) Yes, that’s one of the major issues that will come before the
church. But later on what’s going to develop into?
(John) The Sabbath truth.
(Wilfred) Yes, and what’s going to be involved with this test as well
as just intellectual understanding?
(Larry) Love of the brethren.
(Wilfred) Love of the brethren. Yes, that’s right. And it goes a little
beyond this yet. What’s going to happen if one brother just can’t agree
with you and it really gets under his skin?
(Another man) He’s going to persecute you..
(Wilfred) He’s going to persecute you. Right. Where do you think
persecution is going to start from?
(John) From inside the church.
(Wilfred) Right inside, probably inside your own home. Many of you will
experience persecution from within your own relatives. And certainly
within the household of faith there will be persecution.
16 “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither
cold nor hot,” The Lord is going to do something and He tells you very
his going to do. “I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Now,
right here is the jumping off point for another one of these things
that can be contradictory which is a gateway to new truth. For
instance, if He is going to spue you out of his mouth in the sense that
most of us have thought about for a number of years and which I am not
denying because it figuratively has a lesson in it. It is not literally
accurate. There’s no place in the Bible where God’s people are
portrayed as being in his mouth. But we have the idea that somehow that
God is going to spit us out of his mouth. And we jump to the conclusion
that this means He is going to reject us. If that is true we may as
well give up right now. He doesn’t say I’m going to spue you out if you
don’t do something or if you do something. He doesn’t say that. He says
because you are lukewarm, and you are, I’m going to spue you out of my
mouth. How do I know that you are lukewarm? Because He says so. He says
you are lukewarm. He is talking to the Laodiceans. You are lukewarm and
because you are lukewarm I’m going to spue you out of my mouth, no ifs ands or buts.
We are the ones, that because we don’t understand what this passage
means, we are the ones to come to conclusions like Sister White did.
She couldn’t understand this shut door thing, surely, surely there are
people still to come into the church yet. They could still hear the
gospel message they could still repent there must be still a Spirit
around. Surely then the door can’t be shut and that is the thing she
decided along with the rest of the band. Right? And the Lord set her
straight. Now look, we have come to the conclusion, as a people, that
the Lord is going to spit us out of his mouth. And I’m not so sure but
which you can’t find it in the
Spirit of Prophesy, maybe not in just so
Why do we come to this conclusion? Because we don’t understand it,
that’s why. And we want to rationalize, we’ve got to come to something
to keep comfortable you know, we’ve got to have an answer so we cook
one up if we have to. But the solution is so simple that I am amazed,
I’m literally amazed that somebody hasn’t tumbled onto it and made a big
splash of it because there are two ways you can spue. Spue means spit.
I’m looking at my finger, my thumb, I can spue my thumb out of my mouth
in two different ways. I can put my thumb in my mouth and spit it out.
I spued my thumb out of my mouth. Or I can put my thumb there and I can
spue my thumb out of my mouth with spittle. Do you understand? After
all what’s in my mouth? Well, my tongue, my teeth, my gums, but I
can’t, yet, spit my teeth out, or my gums, or my tongue, I can stick it
out but I can’t spue it. But there is one thing in there that I can get
rid of and that is my spittle and so I can spue it.
Now listen. God is going to spue his lukewarm Laodiceans.....
(The end of C/D #49 and the beginning of C/D #50)
God is going to spue his people out of his mouth with whatever is in
his mouth. And when we are dealing with Bible truth we have to let the
Bible explain what its talking about. Have you ever found what the
Bible says is in the mouth of the Lord? It’s right there in Revelation.
I think I even have it marked here in case I might need it sometime.
How about looking at Revelation 1:16 “And he had in his right
hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: “
I want you to get that “two-edged”, that’s significant too. The
Bible doesn’t waste anything it’s under control. Strict control. “And
his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.”
What went out of his mouth?
(John) A sharp two-edged sword.
(Wilfred) All right now there is another one here, Isaiah 11:4, There
is more in Revelation
but I just wanted to check this one. Oh yes,
here’s one. Isaiah 11:4, “But with righteousness shall he judge the
poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth and he shall
smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his
lips shall he slay the wicked.” Does that give you a key as to what
this sword represents?
Yes, we can find some better ones than that one actually if you give it
to us quite straight I think.
Look at Revelation
2:16, “Repent; or else I will come unto thee
quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” What
does the Lord use mouth-sword for? To fight.
Now, Revelation 19:15
I have here. “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp
sword, that with it he should smite the nations:” Now the Lord is
going to smite the nations with this sword that comes out of his mouth.
Is it a literal sword that He’s going to bring against them? What is
(A woman) His truth.
(Wilfred) His truth. And another one Hosea 6:5, Ok, that’s the
want. Have you got this one Hosea
6:5? It says, “Therefore have I hewed
them by the prophets;” What does hewed mean?
(Wilfred) Yes, Chiseled out and cut, shaped up. What has He done with
his people? He shaped them up with his prophets. Now what did the
prophets come with? Well, he goes on. “I have slain them by
the words of my mouth:” So what is it that He is really slaying
his people with? His sword, and what is his sword?
(John) His Word.
(Wilfred) His Word that comes out of his mouth. How many edges has it
(Wilfred) Two. What does Paul say about the sword of his Spirit?
(John) It’s the Word of God.
(Wilfred) And it’s a sharp two-edged sword.
Now, will you go over to Ezekiel
21: We are dealing here with
something that is very vital. Down to verse 8. “Again the word of the
Lord came unto me, saying, 9 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith
the Lord; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: 10 It
is sharpened to make a sore slaughter;” Remember Hosea 6: 5 what
did that say? What did the Lord slay his people with?
(John) His prophets.
(Wilfred) His Word, his Word, his Word. That’s right. Now here he says,
a sword is sharpened and also furbished. It is sharpened to make a sore
Now this is the sword of the Lord. It is the Word of his mouth that He
is going to spue upon his Laodicean people. Why? Because they are
lukewarm. That’s why. He wants them to be either hot or cold. He wants
them to make a choice. Either for or against. He is going to bring a test
upon them with his sword that will cause them to have to make a
decision one way or the other so they won’t be lukewarm anymore. They
are either going to go all out for God or they are going all the other
way from God. Do you get the point? Let’s read it. What’s happened to
the sword of the Lord? Sharpened and furbished. Now when a sword is
sharpened, you know that it cuts better don’t you? And what does it say
over there in the New Testament about that sword? Cutting even to the
dividing the bones and the marrow it’s going to go down deep. Your
going to recognize things in yourself that you never saw. You are going
to reach a point where you may even say, I hate myself for what I am.
The Bible says you are going to loathe yourself for your iniquities.
Your iniquities are going to be shown up by the sharpened sword of the
Lord. It’s going to penetrate deeper, it’s going to cut where it never
cut before. Why is the Lord doing this? Because He is in the process of
cleansing the sanctuary of your soul, your temple. He wants it
purified. He can’t purify it without you making some decisions. You are
the only one who can get rid of sin in your life, with your decision.
And if you don’t know what the sin is how can you get rid of it. So the
sword is going to come and point out some things that you never saw and
then you’ve got to make a decision. You can go with him into the most holy
apartment or you can stay out. You can go through that open door or you
can wait until that door is shut and you won’t get in there.
The sword is also furbished, what does that mean?
(Wilfred) Polished. Now you know that when metal is polished it has a
different characteristic with reference to light, what does it do?
(Several voices at once) Unintelligible
(Wilfred) It reflects more light and more clearly doesn’t it? It
sparkles. Can you see the significance? God’s truth, his Word is going
to get polished that it may glitter, that you can see light coming out
of there that you never saw before. You didn’t know it was that bright.
Why, I have never seen that before. How come I didn’t see that? That’s
tremendous, there it is I have read it all these years, I went right
over it and it was just so many words. Now I see it. Furbished, God’s
sword is going to be furbished when He brings it upon his people. You
don’t think He is gong to bring it upon his people? Let’s read on. “It
is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it
contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree.” Now I won’t touch on
that because it is a controversial little statement. But to contemn
means to by-pass, sort of spurn, you know, to just not pay any
attention to it, to just go on by it. But don’t worry about that part,
let’s go on. 11 “And he hath given it to be furbished, that it may
be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it
into the hand of the slayer.”
Oh can I bypass now to Ezekiel
9? We’ll come back here, just hold
tight. Without reading it all let me tell you that Sister White
verified that this chapter is the description of the sealing of God’s
people. That’s what it is and it’s a tremendous chapter. “1 He
cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have
charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying
weapon in his hand.” Let me explain to you that the city is the
city of Jerusalem you’ll find that a little latter on in the passage.
Sister White says that this city is God’s church. You’ll find that in
her writings. Now these men are to be caused to come near. Which men?
(Another man) The ones that have charge.
(Wilfred) The ones that have charge over the city. These men are to
come near. Every man with what in his hand?
(John) A slaughtering weapon.
(Wilfred) A destroying weapon in his hand, a breaking in pieces weapon
the margin says. Do you know what kind of a weapon those who have
charge over God’s people have in their hands? The Word of God. Didn’t
it say over here that the sword was to be given into their hands to be
handled? Now they are to come forth with this weapon in their hand. How
many of them? Six, well this is a symbolic number of course. What are
they to do? Well, let’s read on. 2 “And, behold, six men came from
the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man
a slaughter weapon in his hand; (I read the margin). “And one man
among them was clothed with linen,” What does that represent?
(John) The righteousness of Christ.
(Wilfred) The righteousness of Christ. “With a writer's inkhorn by his
side:” What do you use a writers inkhorn for?
(Several voices) Unintelligible
(Wilfred) And the horn? What’s in the writer’s inkhorn? Ink!. And what
does he need the ink for?
(Wilfred) He going to make a mark, to put a mark on people. Listen,
“And they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar. 3 And the
glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he
was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed
with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; 4 And the Lord
said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of
Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and
that cry ” For all the what?
(John) For all the abominations.
(Wilfred) That be done where?
(John) In the midst of Jerusalem.
(Wilfred) Right in the middle of Jerusalem, there are abominations
going on. And what is Jerusalem?
(John) The church.
(Wilfred) God’s church. And what’s going on in the midst of this church?
(Several voices) Abominations.
(Wilfred) Abominations. Have you seen any of them creeping in yet? Now
when they get in there God is going to call for six men, symbolically,
maybe literally, but anyway there will be more than that functioning,
with what kind of a thing in their hands?
(John) Slaughtering weapons.
(Wilfred) And what are they? What is their position?
(Wilfred) Yes, now that may or may not mean leaders on the books of the
church. It may or may not mean leaders in God’s sight. But they are men
who have something in their hand, what is it? The Word of God. The
slaughtering weapon of God with which He will smite his people. They’ve
got it in their hand.
What’s this man with the writer’s inkhorn?
(John) He’s different.
(Wilfred) He’s different he’s got a writer’s inkhorn. And he is going
to go through the midst of the city and pick out those people who are
(John) Sighing and crying.
(Wilfred) Sighing and crying for what?
(John) The abominations.
(Wilfred) For the abominations that are going on. Why are these people
sighing and crying for the abominations that are going on in the
church. Because they can’t do anything else about it. They have tried
and that is the last thing they can do, sigh and cry. And they are
distressed. Sister White has comments about it in her writings. I won’t
take time to do it tonight I’ve done it before. This is review for some
Now this man goes through the midst of the city, through the midst of
Jerusalem and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and
cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. Do you
know what that mark is?
(John) It’s the settling into the truth.
(Wilfred) It’s the mark of truth she says. It’s the mark of truth. So
somebody with a writer’s inkhorn is going to go through the midst of
the church and put a mark on all those that sigh and cry for the
abominations. And the mark is coming out of the book, it’s the
Word of God.
(John) It’s a settling into the truth.
(Wilfred) It’s a settling into the truth, that’s right. Let me jump the
gun a little bit here. What will settle you into the truth?
(A woman) When you understand it.
(John) And do it.
(Wilfred) When you see it. God’s truth is made up of many pieces. And
we’ve been getting these pieces down through the years as pieces of
doctrine here and there and everywhere. Each little compartment with
its doctrine and we can memorize them all and we think we have the
truth. We are neither hot nor cold. And in the Laodicean message He
councils to buy of Him gold tired in the fire, that’s faith and love,
and there’s a tremendous meaning in there, and white raiment, which is
righteousness by faith. But I just gave you tonight a significant point
again that it’s one thing to get righteousness imputed, it’s another
thing to go into the most holy apartment and get righteousness imparted
and the cleansing of the sanctuary, that’s another thing. He councils us
to buy of Him gold tired in the fire, and the gold she says is faith
and love, and you’re going to need it. You’re going to need faith to
hang on to God when you get into the fire of the persecution. You are
going to say, Lord where have you gone, what happened, where are you,
why are you doing this to me? You can’t do this to me, and the devil
will come at you with four barrels in his shotgun and if he can possibly
do it he’s going to get you disgruntled against God.
(John) And you’ll need the love for those persecuting you.
(Wilfred) And if your faith is not strong enough you’ll give in. You’ll
break, that’s why He councils you to buy of Him gold tired in the fire.
Get it while you can and love is the other one. You need faith for
imputed righteousness, you’ve got to trust God’s forgiveness of your
sins and believe it no matter what or you won’t make it. The moment you
lose faith in God’s forgiving power that He can’t forgive this sin,
it’s too big, you’ve gone to far. The moment you think that you’re
shutting Him out. Don’t do it, hang on to your faith, hang on. And
love, what does love do? Well we touched on it tonight, what does love
make you do? It puts your faith into action doesn’t it? Faith without
works is dead but you can’t make you faith work without love, if you do
you are keeping the commandments out of a sense of obligation and she
says you are not keeping them at all. Unless you get that love that
will motivate you to do the works, your works are unacceptable. So those
two things you need. Now the third thing, anoint your eyes with eye
salve, and she explains so that you will have discernment. So you can
see through the truth. So you can understand.
Let me point out to you then that these pieces of doctrine here they’ve
all got to come together and mesh like the parts of a jigsaw puzzle and
then you’ll see the picture. There it is. And when you see the picture
nobody can tell you that piece is in the wrong place, if it isn’t.
Because you can tell by the picture, it either fits or it doesn’t fit.
Is that right? And when you see God’s truth come together and integrate
you’ll see the picture and you will become settled into the truth.
Nobody can budge you, not all the powers of Hades. You’ll still know
that it’s the truth even though you may give it up and deny it because
you figure you can’t take it. You’ll still know it’s the truth. You can
never be shaken on that point. Settled in.
(A woman) How do I buy gold tired in the fire...?
(Wilfred) I would like to by-pass that for right now.
It’s this mark we are talking about. The mark is going to be placed on
your forehead. The mark of truth. Nobody can read it except the angels
who come afterwards with these destroying weapons. Yes, doesn’t she say
angels? Well, don’t get hung up on that now. Who gives the third angels
message? The angel or God’s people? Both.
The third angel is in charge of a certain work and he’s ordering it
around. He is the one who is supervising it. There is an angel in
charge of that message. This man with the writer’s inkhorn, Sister
White says she saw an angel come back and report that his work was done
that they all had been numbered and sealed, an angel with a writer’s
inkhorn she said. So there is an angel involved. But do you see these
angels doing all this? Where do you hear the truth from? The angel?
(John) There is a text Brother in Psalms 149:5 “Let the saints be
joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high
praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;”
(Wilfred) Yes, so you’ve got the sword in your hand. You are the one
that carries the message of God to the people. God does not give you an
understanding of his truth to be hid under a bushel. You have a
responsibility when you learn and understand God’s truth to do with it
what God has asked you to do with it. And you make your choice, yes or
no. Some people deliberately stay away from meetings where things are
being discussed and where truth is being given at all levels they
deliberately stay away, why?
(Larry) Then they think they are not responsible.
(Wilfred) Then they think they are not responsible. What I don’t know
won’t hurt me. That’s not what Sister White says, not a bit. But with
every privilege goes a responsibility. Now what happens? After this man
has gone through with the writer’s inkhorn and put the mark on these
people. 5 “And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after
him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have
ye pity: 6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children,
and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin
at my sanctuary.” Pretty plain isn’t it? “Then they began at
the ancient men which were before the house. 7 And he said unto them,
Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And
they went forth, and slew in the city. 8 And it came to pass, while
they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face,” This is Ezekiel talking. “And cried, and said, Ah Lord God!
Wilt thou destroy all the ... What?
(Wilfred) The residue of Israel. Do you know who the residue is?
(John) The remnant.
(Wilfred) The remnant. Do you know who the remnant are?
(A man) Seventh-day Adventist.
(Wilfred) The last piece of His church.
Are you going to destroy them all Lord? Look at all the ones being
slain, are you going to destroy them all? “In thy pouring
out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?” Remember Joel chapter 2 about the
day of the Lord? And in Jeremiah
and Ezekiel you’ll
find this about the
day of the lord’s wrath, yes. It doesn’t just come upon those who have
not accepted the Lord Jesus Christ or those who have rejected it.
Brother and Sister it’s going to come on YOU. God is going to permit
you, don’t misunderstand me now this isn’t a punishment for sin, God is
going to permit you to taste the wrath of God as Jesus tasted it in
Gethesemane. You say, Johnson you’re going one-step too far. I say, no
I’m not. Because my Bible says, that unless you become a partaker of
his sufferings you cannot share his crown and Sister White explains it
all. That’s part of the purification process. I can read it to you in
Early Writings, as
clear as a bell. The purification process, you’re
going to taste of the sufferings of Christ. The pouring out of his fury
that Christ had to take because of your sins. Now you’re going to get a
taste of it, not because of your sins, He took that, but because of his
love for you which He has to reveal to you if He is ever going to save
you. And the only way He can reveal it after He has thrown upon you all
his great mercies and kindness and gifts, the whole bit, the only way
He can reveal it to you, really, experimentally, and that is what she
says, the experimental knowledge of God is what transforms you. It
makes you a son of God, Christ’s
Object Lessons, Is to permit you to
get a taste of what kind of Love he has for you. And how can you taste
it except finding out what he is bearing for you? Do you get the point?
That’s why his fury is going to be poured out upon you. So you’ll know
what kind of love he’s got. And when it happens you’ll say, Lord, now I
understand. Now I understand what you are doing and what you’ve done.
Because it says that when you continue in sin you crucify the Son of
God afresh. It isn’t just a once and for all experience as far as
you’re concerned. He is your high priest bearing your sins and He will
continue to bear them until you quit. And you are not going to relieve
him of his voluntary commitment to be your surety for eternity, your
high priest forever, you are not going to relieve him of that
responsibility until you quit sinning. And when you quit, you’ve
relieved Him and He can lay down His robes and probation closes. Got
the picture? So He says, While they were doing this poor Ezekiel
says, Are you going to kill them all, pouring out your fury upon them?
Now look, this doesn’t mean that they are killed physically. This isn’t
a physical sword, this is the Word of God which is going to come upon
his people and it’s going to make or break them. Either they are going
to be humbled and submit to his discipline and be filled with the love
of God so that they can love their brethren and their enemies, their
persecutors, or they are going to rebel. I won’t take it. They’re
either going to be hot or cold.
(A woman) How do we really understand what you’re talking about?
(Wilfred) I don’t know. Do you understand?
(Same woman) I do because you are telling me.
(Wilfred) Then why do you think I’m doing it?
(Same woman) Well, when it happens to other people...
(Wilfred) You tell them. Isn’t that the way God has always done it? I
could read it to you. When God has a special message for his people in
an emergency, and we are in one, it starts with a little, little, bit,
you know, like a tiny grain of mustard seed. Its adherents are very few
she says. And by the world loving and world conforming church they are
despised and rejected. You don’t want to do it, say no. If you want to
do it say yes and God will take care of the rest.
(Another man) Are they sealed before the slaying?
(Wilfred) You’re asking another one of these conundrums. In some places
Sister White places the sealing before the shaking and in other places
she places the sealing after the shaking and in other places it goes
along with the same time. So there is a sealing that has gone on ever
since the time of the disciples. So it depends on just what sealing
you’re talking about. And I am not prepared at the moment to go into
that to delineate, in fact I don’t think I can even do it. I don’t
think I have given it enough thought to really put out that detail. All
I’m concerned about is the fact that you understand that there is to be
a shaking among God’s people and that there is to be a sealing. And
there is a part of the sealing that goes on before the shaking or else
they would be shaken out. And then there is a part of sealing goes on
after the shaking and some during it. But do you get the picture now,
what happens to the rest of these five other fellows that have this
sword in their hand? What have they got in their hand? A destroying
weapon, what is it.
(John) The Bible.
(Wilfred) The Bible. The Word of God. What are they using it for?
(John) To slay.
(Wilfred) And what does that mean? Literally?
(Another man) To separate.
(Another man) In verse 5 it says do not spare neither pity.....people
are sealed... Unintelligible
(John) It seems to me brother Johnson that the five men, and Sister
White says, five men somewhere in the Testimonies for the Churches.
Their work is in apposition or antithesis to the man with the writer’s
(Wilfred) That’s right.
(John) He’s clothed in the righteousness of Christ and places a mark in
the their forehead and these men follow after using the same weapons
destroying or trying to undo the work that he has done. That’s the way
I see it.
(Wilfred) I think you are very close to the truth. It’s the same
message but it’s brought upon God’s people as a test. And I can read
it. It will separate and the test involves this idea of brotherly love.
Those who see and understand will have no problem. But when you meet
somebody who doesn’t see eye to eye, what do you do about it? God’s
people will love, the devil’s won’t. Now there may be two of God’s
people who don’t see eye to eye, both may be saved, But you see, this
one here, he sees both sides to one of those conundrums, one of those
contradictions, this fellow sees only one side or this fellow sees one
side and the other fellow sees the other side.
(A woman) Will there ever be a time when everybody will be completely
(Wilfred) The hundred and forty four thousand will.
(Same woman) When will that...
(Wilfred) By the time probation closes that will be pretty well cleared
up. Because they’ll see the truth, they’re going to get this mark, see,
every one of them and they are going to be settled into the truth.
(Same woman) Then they will have the complete truth, everyone will have
the complete truth including the hundred and forty four
(Wilfred) Well, there again what does complete mean? Truth is ever
(Same woman) Well, God says that we will be brought into the fullness
of the truth or something to that effect. Isn’t that what that means?
(Wilfred) It’s complete for the work that has to be done at that point
and time. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that every one of these people
will understand exactly the same in every single respect. I think
that’s going a little too far. We are all different, our minds are made
differently and I think God assigns certain areas of truth as a
specialty to you, other areas of truth as a specialty to you and so on,
you see, each one has a different area that maybe he understands better
than somebody else because of our different talents. But there are
certain things that will be a unifying thing, there’s one truth that
will unit everybody and that’s the Sabbath truth. And that has to do
with allegiance to God, that’s fundamental.
Well, maybe I can leave the rest of that and you can read it
yourselves. Go back to Ezekiel
chapter 21 we want to finish this before
that tape runs out. Ezekiel
21:11 “And he hath given it to be
furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is
furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.” .... And I tied
that in with these five men back in Ezekiel chapter 9 who are
be wielding this sword upon God’s people as the man with the writer’s
inkhorn has gone through putting a mark on the people who are sighing
and cry for the abominations. Now these others are coming through with
the sword and the ones that do not have the seal are going to be slain,
figuratively, ultimately, and literally, because they’ll all go to
their graves, they won’t go through the seven last plagues. And
depending on their relationship to God whether they have gone as far as
they can go and they maintain their faithfulness unto death, you know,
he that is faithful unto death will receive a crown of life. Maybe they
couldn’t go on any further, they just couldn’t make it any further. The
Lord puts them in the grave and in Corinthians it says there
works will be destroyed but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will be
destroyed that they will be saved. I read you that text and I think
that goes to different degrees.
Those who reject the Lord completely and his truth completely they of
course will, some go to their graves and some go through the seven last
plagues just like the righteous. Some go to their graves some go
through the seven last plagues.
During the seven last plagues there will only be those two groups,
those who are all out for God and those who are all out for the devil.
And the great controversy reaches its climax and the battle is fought
within the minds of those people. So He says, 12 “Cry and howl,
son of man: for it shall be upon” The wicked. What does it say?
(John) My people.
(Wilfred) “It shall be upon my people, It shall be upon all the princes
of Israel: “ What?
(A man) .....sword
(Wilfred) Not just that.
(A man) Terrors.
(Wilfred) Terrors. “Terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my
people: smite therefore upon thy thigh. 13 Because it is a ...?”
(Wilfred) Ok there it is. Now listen. “Terrors by reason of the sword.”
Can’t I take just a minute to read you what Joel said? Joel 2:1 “Blow
ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain:” Where is the alarm to be sounded?
(John) In the church.
(Wilfred) In God’s holy mountain. “Let all the inhabitants of the
land” Rejoice and be merry? Tremble. Why? “For the day
of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;” What kind of a day is
it? 2 “A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of
thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains:” What
kind of a day? A very bad day. Right? And just while you are there look
at verse 11, what does it say in the last part of verse 11 after the
colon? “For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and
who can abide it? Now back to 2 again. What did he contrast this
terrible day with? ‘A great people and a strong; there hath not
been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the
years of many generations.” Who is he talking about?
(Same woman) The hundred and forty four thousand.
(Wilfred) The hundred and forty four thousand. The strongest people
that He has ever had. Down in verse 11 what does he say they are going
to be doing? 11 And the Lord shall utter his voice before his
army:” Can you see the sword? The Lord shall what? Utter his
voice before his army:” Where does his voice come from? Out of his
mouth. What is he going to do to the Laodiceans who are neither hot nor
cold? Spue them out of his mouth. What comes out of his mouth?
(John) His sword.
(Wilfred) His sword which is his? Now listen, here is the Lord uttering
his voice before his army, “for his camp is very great: for he is
strong that” What?
(John) That executeth his word.
(Wilfred) Who is He talking about?
(John) The hundred and forty four thousand.
(Wilfred) What do they do with respect to Christ going into the most
holy? They see in there what? The commandments and what do they do with
them? They keep them and he exercises his Word, what happens to these
people? They are strong that executeth his Word. Can’t you see the
connections here? “For the day of the Lord is great and very
terrible; and who can abide it?” And then he goes on to say what
you should do about it. And he goes on to tell you about the former and
the latter rain. And then you might just take a squint at Malachi
chapter 4 verse 5. What’s going to happen before that dreadful day
(John) I will send you Elijah the prophet.
(Wilfred) And what did Sister White say with reference to John the
Baptist who began this message?
(John) I say Elias has come.
(Wilfred) All right. And what does she say is going to happen with
reference to that message? It’s going to be repeated. That’s what she
(John) Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
(Wilfred) Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
Now where is the great and dreadful day of the Lord relative to us?
It’s right here. It’s right in front of us. What can we expect to
(Same woman) Unintelligible
(Wilfred) All right. What is the message? What did Jesus say He was to
(John) Turn the hearts and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just.
(Wilfred) Can you see the connection to that most holy again and those
commandments? Can you see that? What else did Jesus say? When He came
down from the Mount of Transfiguration and the disciples said, How come
the Jews talk about Elijah? What did Jesus say?
(John) He says Elias has come.
(Wilfred) No, He said something else.
(Several attempts made)
(Wilfred) You missed the point. Let’s read it, over in Matthew. Please
don’t feel angry at me for being so point blank with you I know you’ll
forgive me. I’m just trying to get points across here and any devise
that I can use to help you to see it is well worthwhile and that’s the
only reason I am using these devises. I’m not trying to be critical.
Turn to Matthew
chapter 17. The answers you gave me are perfectly
correct but there is one point that I think you need to see. Verse
10 “And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes
that Elias must first come? 11 And Jesus answered and said unto them,
Elias truly shall first come,” And what’s he going to do?
(John) Restore all things.
(Wilfred) Now this is one that you should memorize. John the Baptist
did not restore all things. Right or wrong? When are all things going
to be restored? Well, first of all, what are “All things”? What was it
that God lost?
(John) The allegiance of his people.
(Wilfred) The allegiance of his people. What must be restored? The
allegiance of his people. When it is restored the marriage union is
consummated. The Kingdom is restored. The subjects are made up. Do you
get it? Now something has got to happen before the coming of the great
and dreadful day of the Lord to bring about that restoration. Are you
getting the picture?
(Same woman) Unintelligible
(Wilfred) That’s right. And how are they going to see him?
(John) Through his Word?
(Many voices speaking at the same time)
(Wilfred) AHHHH, We’ve got another text here. What I am trying to do
with you people is to put those pieces together in that jigsaw puzzle.
We’ve gone over all these things but I want to get them together. I
want you to click them. Malachi
chapter 3, Sister White says that this
passage in Malachi 3
is the same as the one of the Bridegroom, coming
of the Bridegroom and the opening of the door to the most holy
apartment are all the same thing. She says it in Great Controversy. I
read it to you last week. It’s on the tape. Now can you see the
1 “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. 2 But who may abide the day of
his coming?” Do you see that reference to Joel? “Who may
abide the day of his coming?” Who’s coming? The messenger of the
Covenant. Now, Sister White says that means that Jesus went from the
holy to the most holy. Is that the coming you have to be so scared
about and wonder whether you can stand? Yes, because it’s a judgment.
But that’s only one facet. That’s just one facet. It applies to John
the Baptist. He was the messenger of the Covenant whom came to prepare
the way for the Lord in his first advent. But God has another coming,
the Second Advent. Ahhhh, but we missed one. There is one in between
(Another man) His coming to his temple.
(Wilfred) His coming to his temple. You know where He went into the
most holy in 1844 but what is the real temple?
(John) We are.
(Wilfred) There. Have you heard of the messenger of the Covenant coming
suddenly to his temple to purify and cleansed the sons of Levi? It’s
right there in Malachi
chapter 3. Who are the sons of Levi? Go back to
Exodus, when Moses
came down from the mount with those ten commandments
and he saw that golden calf down there. Do you remember what he did
with it? He broke it in pieces and scattered it in the water. Then he
said to those people, who is on the Lord’s side? Is there anybody here
who’ll forsake all their idols and come and stand with me on the Lord’s
side? And who came?
(Several voices) The sons of Levi.
(Wilfred) Now the messenger of the Covenant is coming to God’s people
today. Sister White says it’s a restoration of the law of God in the
heart. Get that? The law of God in the Heart. Moses, you see, had the law
on tables of stone, Malachi 4;4. “Remember ye the law of Moses my
servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel with the
statutes and judgments.” The Old Covenant. Remember that. That’s
the law. 5 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord” And what is his
work? To restore all things, allegiance to that law. That’s the work.
But Sister White says, In the New Covenant, see Moses had the Old
Covenant, and you remember that we talked about those two witnesses and
that Elijah represents the New and Moses the Old, remember we went up
to that study? What does Elijah represent with reference to this? Moses
represents Christ who brought the literal commandments on two literal
tables of stone to give to literal Israel on literal Sinai. What does
Elijah represent? The Holy Spirit who comes to spiritual Israel to
write the spiritual Law of love on the tables of the heart. You don’t
believe that? It’s in the
Spirit of Prophesy. The Holy Spirit is the
messenger of the Covenant, the New Covenant who comes to write it on
the tables of the heart. What does it say in the New Covenant? They
shall be my people and I will be there God, does that not spell
allegiance? They shall all know me from the least of them to the
greatest of them. Does that not spell an experience whereby they
learned what kind of a god God is? I will forgive their iniquity and
remember their sins no more. Does that spell the sanctuary above where
you enter the first door and get your sins forgiven and then you enter
the second door and get it all cleaned out. And what is the last one?
The law is written in the heart. That’s it, that’s the New Covenant.
Four things that Paul brings out and that Jeremiah brings out. It all
ties together Brothers and Sisters.
Back to Malachi
1 “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,”
Now before the messenger of the Covenant comes, THE WAY HAS GOT TO
BE PREPARED. Have you got that? Then the messenger of the Covenant, the
outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain will happen. Now what
is the preparation? The same as John the Baptist. Repent for the
Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. We’ve already gone through a study on the
preparation to receive the latter rain. That’s it. That’s it. You have
to prepare to receive the latter rain. And when you are prepared it
will come. And what’s it going to do? It says here, who’s going to
abide that day? So it’s not going to be an easy day. “Who
shall stand when he appeareth?” Why is it going to be hard? “For he is
like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:” What’s
a refiner’s fire good for? Purifying! What’s fuller’s soap good for?
(A woman) Cleaning.
(Wilfred) Making it white. Gets your garment cleaned up. That’s what
it's for. Now that’s the day of the Lord that’s coming and it’s going to
do that, it’s going to be a tough day. That’s what Joel said. It’s
going to be hard, terrible. What’s the word he uses in Ezekiel?
“Terrors by reason of the sword.” That furbished sword that’s going to
show you where all the dirt is that has to be cleaned out.
In the same verse where he talks about the terror what does he say
about the people? A strong people in perfect order a people that there
has never been any greater than that. That’s what he said in Joel.
Can’t you see what God is trying to do? Why do you think I’m sitting
here talking to you like this? Because God gave me that picture many,
many, years ago and he said, Johnson I want you to do that for me.
Oh, let me go back one step further. When I became an Adventist I
couldn’t understand the message. There was something in there that
attracted me I thought it must be right, it’s better than anything else
I’ve seen and I took it up. But I couldn’t understand God’s government,
I didn’t understand it. I didn’t understand the plain of Salvation. I
didn’t understand the six-day creation. I didn’t believe in the Spirit
of Prophesy. I didn’t believe in miracles. And I was an
several years like that and it finally got to me I though that I am a
hypocrite. Here I am teaching Sabbath School classes and taking
services and doing all sorts of things for the church, and I am just a
shell just sputtering this stuff out I don’t really understand it and
know what I am talking about. And I went to God and I said, Lord this
isn’t good, I said that if you can do one thing for me, make that Bible
as plain to me as my science text books are and I got good marks in
those, so that I can understand our truth then I can be of some value
to you. But I can’t go out as a missionary and try to show people how
to be saved when I don’t even know what it is myself. Is that a
reasonable prayer? Well, I went a little further than that I did what I
don’t usually do and I don’t think that we should normally do it but
when we do do it the Bible says you’d better honor it. I made a bargain
with God. I made a proposition to Him. But He does say prove Me. I said
Lord, if you will do that, and I think my conclusion was very logical,
I said then I would be in a position to be of some value to you and
I’ll do anything you ask me to do, but I don’t want to go to Africa as
a missionary. And I was sincere in that and the Lord took me up on it.
And it wasn’t very long before this book began to shine out, the sword
began to take on a glitter and I saw those things and they were a plain
as day and I got settled into the truth so that nobody could move me.
But as soon as I opened my mouth about it and starting talking about it
there were fireworks. So I stumbled on to Sister White’s instruction;
if anybody tries to go too far ahead of the people he is going to have
to retrace every step, and I know what that means. Some of these things
I am sharing with you I have understood for more than thirty years. And
I have known that it was going to happen and how it was going to happen
and where it was going to happen and what part I was to have in it. I
have known all that. And I have shared it with some people, a few to my
sorrow and I suffered for it ever since. I wouldn’t want to tell you
some of the things that were said about me, but that’s all right. How
are you gong to understand what Jesus went through unless you share it
and you have to be humbled. But let me tell you one thing; when the
time comes for God’s work to be done those who are surrendered and
submitted to Him are going to do it and that’s the only reason I am
sitting here tonight.
I made a vow with God, He performed his part far greater than anything I
expected and now He says it’s time for you to do your part and I’m
doing it and may God help you to see it. I am of no value I’m nothing
only in so far as I commit myself to God. I couldn’t tell you anything
if God hadn’t given it to me, not a thing. I’m not telling you what I
understand I am telling you what God gave to me to understand and it’s
coming right out of the books. If it isn’t don’t take it. Don’t take it
because I say it. I’ve made my mistakes and I’m sure you’ve made yours
and I’m not saying that I won’t make any more from here on in because I
am just as human as you are. But believe you me if any of you can come
to me at any time and point out to me that what I have said isn’t right
and show it to me from the books I’ll be the first one to acknowledge
that I was wrong. And I don’t think I can take a better attitude than
But I want to tell you one thing; I’m thoroughly convinced that what
I’m telling you is true. It’s absolutely true I’ve seen the picture and
it fits, it’s there. And these conundrums and these problems that are
showing up from time to time and people are stumbling on to them. I
made a list at one time I think about thirty, forty, or fifty of them
and maybe God in his providence saw to it that I lost it. I can’t find
it. I’ve searched the house for it maybe because He saw that I would
talk about too many of them and discourage people and I don’t want to
do that. I’ve talked to you about some of them, have I discouraged you?
I hope not. I am telling you frankly from the bottom of my heart I’ve
got the answers to those problems but I didn’t find them. God gave them
to me and then I found them in the books. Then I found them. It’s
there. And I’m trying to show you from the books, but that is all I can
do. You’ll never see it until God’s Spirit comes to you. There is no
way you can understand God’s Word without the Holy Spirit and if you
want the Holy Spirit to bring that mark to your forehead fulfill the
conditions. You fulfill the conditions and He will fulfill his. I know
because I know what He has done for me. I could spent all night giving
you a personal testimony but that wouldn’t get me very far because
there are people who would just criticize it up and down so what profit
would it be?
But I am trying to share with you things that are in the book and I am
just telling you briefly why I am doing it because the day of the Lord
is here and somebody has got to do it. And God asked me if I would do
it for Him thirty-five years ago and I said I would, but I didn’t know
what I was saying then and I didn’t know what I was going to have to go
through for those years in order to do it. If I had I think I would
have said no. But thank the Lord I have not gone back on my word
through dirt and thick and thin and I’m still getting static today from
some of my closest friends. But I’ll preach God’s Word until He takes
my breath away come hell or high water. I’ve made my decision, I’m with
God and if God says something and He asks me to share it with somebody,
I’m going to do it. And I hope you won’t be one who will rise up
against the testimony.
I have just given you a little glimpse of some of the things in the
Laodicean message tonight, I haven’t finished it but the tape's just
about gone and I am going to have to quit. So I can’t go any further
but you can go a lot further than that. You can go to this same book
and you can go to the same Lord and you can make the same promises that
I made and I hope you do it. God needs pioneers to fulfill the Elijah
message today. He needs John the Baptists who are willing to come out
in the open and rebuke his people for their sins and bless our pastor
who has just left us and he did it. And he took more dirt than any
Pastor that’s ever been here. But he never let it get him down. Bless
his heart. Sure, you can find faults with everybody. Don’t look at the
faults look at the message and look at the results of the message.
She says that “When the doctrine we accept kills sin in the heart,
purifies the soul from defilement, bears fruit unto holiness, we may
know that it is the truth of God.” Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing
page 147. Now you test it yourself. I know what its done for me and
I’m not perfect but I know what its done for me. And if it has done
the same for you and if you are willing to do the same as I am doing
and share the truth that God has then sooner or later that spirit is
going to start pouring out and the sealing is going to take place and
the shaking is going to take place and the thing is going to be
finished and we are going to go home and I’m all for it. And if I don’t
make it don’t stop because of that keep right on going. And if you
don’t make it I won’t stop I’ll keep right on going till I’m through.
I’m not going to ask you to raise hands or stand up or anything like
that I just don’t find myself able to do these things. You have to make
your decision between you and God. It doesn’t matter whether I know
about it or not. But it does matter whether you make it, that’s
I haven’t told you everything, I’ve got more things to tell you and if
and when I do tell you you’ll understand why it’s going to be a tough
day. Because the truth that’s coming upon God’s people is a truth
that’s going to separate and divide. It’s going to separate and divide.
(The conclusion of this two C/D series on Review Shut Door & Sword
of the Lord)