THE THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES : THE THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGES 19. THE SANCTUARY MESSAGE: PRESENT TRUTH ELLEN G. WHITE, EARLY WRITINGS, p. 63 : ELLEN G. WHITE, EARLY WRITINGS, p. 63 There are many precious truths contained in the Word of God, but it is "present truth" that the flock needs now. CHRIST MESSAGES: SEVEN CHURCHES : CHRIST MESSAGES: SEVEN CHURCHES FIRST THREE CHAPTERS OF REVELATION
Christ messages: Seven churches
Seven churches: Literal
Seven churches represent: History of the seven churches from ancient to present time
Seven churches: Seven characteristics through which the church would pass; seven stages of history CHURCH: PHILADELPHIA : CHURCH: PHILADELPHIA Brotherly Love
Philadelphia church comes after the reformation of 1517 [Protestantism] and before the end of time.
Why? Because Laodicea is the last church
The year of 1517: Martin Luther [95 Theses]
Christ: No rebuke [Philadelphia] CHURCH: LAODECIA : CHURCH: LAODECIA Judging the People
Bible: Be zealous and repent
...And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS : QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS What key would open/close the door?
Which door is open/close before Philadelphia?
ISAIAH 22:21, 22
And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. WHERE DOES THAT DOOR LEAD TO? : WHERE DOES THAT DOOR LEAD TO? ISAIAH 9:6, 7
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: …Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
REVELATION 4:1, 2, 5
After this I looked, and, behold, a door [was] opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [was] as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. Slide 8: And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and [one] sat on the throne. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. JESUS ISN’T THERE [ IN THE MOST HOLY PLACE] YET : JESUS ISN’T THERE [ IN THE MOST HOLY PLACE] YET REVELATION 4:5 [LAMPS BURNING]
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four [and] twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. JESUS: HOLY PLACE : JESUS: HOLY PLACE REVELATION 8:3, 4
And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer [it] with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, [which came] with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
FIRST DOOR: HOLY PLACE
SECOND DOOR: MOST HOLY PLACE THE MOST HOLY PLACE : THE MOST HOLY PLACE REVELATION 11:19
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. THE MOST HOLY PLACE : THE MOST HOLY PLACE DANIEL 7:13, 22
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever…. WHEN DOES THIS JUDGMENT TAKE PLACE? : WHEN DOES THIS JUDGMENT TAKE PLACE? DANIEL 7
Dragon Beast: Rome
10 Horns: Ten Roman Divisions
Little Horn: Papacy rules for 1260 years
Judgement begins: 1798 in the Most Holy Place ISAIAH 9
Which church goes through the open door to be judged?
Church of Laodicea
DANIEL 7:14 [Dominion, Glory, and a Kingdom...]
Summary: Jesus goes in, receives his kingdom through judgment, and uses the key which opens and closes those doors. PHILADELPHIA CHURCH : SATANISTS : PHILADELPHIA CHURCH : SATANISTS REVELATION 3:8, 9
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Synagogue of Satan: Stages/characteristics
Synagogue of Satan: Relations to the church ROMANS 2:28, 29 : ROMANS 2:28, 29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither [is that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he [is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision [is that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God.
GALATIANS 3:28, 29
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. WHO IS A JEW? : WHO IS A JEW? ROMANS 9:6-8
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
Who are the Jews of Philadelphia church?
Who are the Satanists [synagogue] of Satan? WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE MOST HOLY PLACE NOW? : WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE MOST HOLY PLACE NOW? REVELATION 14:7
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS : QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS Are the living [Philadelphia/Synagogue of Satan] judged through their deeds right now?
In what compartment did judgment take place in the earthly sanctuary?
Does judgment take place before the second coming of Christ?
When did it begin? A BIRD’S EYE VIEW: MOST HOLY PLACE : A BIRD’S EYE VIEW: MOST HOLY PLACE REVELATION 14:7 [...For the hour of his judgment is come:...]
In what compartment is judgment taking place?
What items are found in the Most Holy Place?
What is inside the Ark of the Covenant/Testimony?
What is at the center of the Ten Commandments? HISTORICAL BACKGROUND : HISTORICAL BACKGROUND 1840’s Millerite Movement
Great disappointment in 1844
REVELATION 14:7 [Hour of his judgment is come]
- Jesus: Holy Place…Most Holy Place
- After 1260 years rule
- Millerite Movement: First door open shortly after 1844
- Three angels message: [Righteousness by faith]
DANIEL 7:9, 10, 22 [Son of Man goes to the Ancient of Days to perform his judgement.]
- Understanding of the Three Angels’ Messages: Holy Place to Most Holy Place with Jesus THE LAW: BINDING : THE LAW: BINDING Discovering and understanding the Three Angels’ Messages
Millerite Movement after 1844: Sabbath
State of the dead
Health Reforms [Cleansing of the Temple]
Righteousness by faith
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. MARTIN LUTHER: REVIVAL & REFORMATION : MARTIN LUTHER: REVIVAL & REFORMATION REVELATION 3:9
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
JOHN 4:23, 24
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth. ELLEN G. WHITE, EARLY WRITING, pp. 54, 55 : ELLEN G. WHITE, EARLY WRITING, pp. 54, 55 “Before the throne I saw the Advent people--the church and the world. I saw two companies, one bowed down before the throne, deeply interested, while the other stood uninterested and careless. Those who were bowed before the throne would offer up their prayers and look to Jesus; then He would look to His Father, and appear to be pleading with Him. A light would come from the Father to the Son and from the Son to the praying company. Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from the Father to the Son, and from the Son it waved over the people before the throne. But few would receive this great light. Many came out from under it and immediately resisted it;… Slide 24: …others were careless and did not cherish the light, and it moved off from them. Some cherished it, and went and bowed down with the little praying company. This company all received the light and rejoiced in it, and their countenances shone with its glory. I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the holy of holies within the veil, and sit down. Then Jesus rose up from the throne, and the most of those who were bowed down arose with Him. ...Those who arose when Jesus did, kept their eyes fixed on Him as He left the throne and led them out a little way.... ELLEN G. WHITE CONTINUES... : ELLEN G. WHITE CONTINUES... ...Then He raised His right arm, and we heard His lovely voice saying, "Wait here; I am going to My Father to receive the kingdom; keep your garments spotless, and in a little while I will return from the wedding and receive you to Myself.“ ... Those who rose up with Jesus would send up their faith to Him in the holiest, and pray, "My Father, give us Thy Spirit." Then Jesus would breathe upon them the Holy Ghost. In that breath was light, power, and much love, joy, and peace. I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne; they did not know that Jesus had left it. Slide 26: …Satan appeared to be by the throne, trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, "Father, give us Thy Spirit." Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy, and peace. Satan's object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God's children. SYNAGOGUE: JEWISH CHARACTERISTICS : SYNAGOGUE: JEWISH CHARACTERISTICS Deeply interested
Cherished the light
Received the light
Little praying company: Bowing down
Rejoiced in the light
Eyes fixed on Jesus: Throne/Second coming
Jesus breathed: light—power—joy--peace SYNAGOGUE: SATANIC CHARACTERISTICS : SYNAGOGUE: SATANIC CHARACTERISTICS Uninterested and careless
Immediately resisted the light
Cherish the light
Garments are not spotless
Confess/pray/receive the Spirit of Jesus
Did not go through the open door
Bowing and worshipping at Satan’s throne
Satan breathed upon them: unholy influence, light, power, etc...
Satan has deceived them. And he entices them to deceive God’s children. WHO IS THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN? : WHO IS THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN? ELLEN G. WHITE, CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE AND TEACHING, p. 207
Satan has a large confederacy, his church. Christ calls them the synagogue of Satan because the members are the children of sin. The members of Satan's church have been constantly working to cast off the divine law, and confuse the distinction between good and evil. Satan is working with great power in and through the children of disobedience, to exalt treason and apostasy as truth and loyalty. And at this time the power of his satanic inspiration is moving the living agencies to carry out the great rebellion against God that commenced in heaven.