Elijah was perplexed about who Israel was in his day. He cried out to God and God answered him and told him there is “seven thousand…who have not bowed to the image of Baal…a remnant”.
Paul is explaining the principle of who the Church is to the Romans. They could see all of the promises were given to Israel. They didn’t know that these promises were meant for them.
Romans 11:1-5 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. (2) God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, (3) Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. (4) But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. (5) Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Elijah was a true Israelite indeed. So was Paul who wrote the above passage. Paul in this passage tells us that God has an “Israel” today. The Church is not and was not the national establishment in Paul’s day or in Elijah’s day, nor even today.
The remnant 7,000 who truly worshipped God was considered Israel in Elijah’s day as well as in Paul’s.
The message today is very similar. Has God cast away his people? God forbid, for I also am an Israelite, a Jew in the heart, a Seventh Day Adventist, God has not cast away his people. Have we not read what the scripture said of Elijah, how God reserved 7,000 men who had not bowed to the false Gods? Even so in this present time there remain a people who have not bowed to the new gods, according to scripture 144,000(Revelation 14). God is able to raise stones to be Seventh Day Adventists.
Troublers of Israel
1Kings 18:17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?
This is the same thing that they say today. “Why do you want to cause trouble?” Don’t talk of our God as though it is false.
He is a mystery that cannot be explained and when you talk about it, you trouble Israel or the modern day church” The message that God used by Elijah was intended to bring them back to a unity of the true faith.
It was condemned by the leaders of the national establishment of Israel in Elijah’s day. It is condemned by the leaders of the denominational church today. And we are called “Troublers” of “the church”.
Who has actually brought the trouble on Israel or the church?
1Kings 18:18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.
“Thy father’s house” or “your church” rather than “God’s Church”. They forsook the first and great commandment by following other Gods. So they were the ones that had troubled Israel. This is the same for this church today that claims to be “God’s remnant Church”. They are the ones that trouble Israel by following a different God.
Isaiah 9:16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
No Latter Rain (Holy Spirit) Because of Following Other God’s
James 5:17 Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
What is it that had caused no rain in Elijah’s day according to scriptures? The law tells us that if we follow other God’s there will be no rain in the seasons. In Elijah’s day, all Israel had gone after BAAL.
Deuteronomy 11:16-17 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the LORD’s wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
So in Elijah’s day there was no rain as God’s word had said because they followed other God’s. The word of God is self fulfilling. After three and a half years Elijah was sent to apostate Israel. He was sent to let them know that they were ignorantly worshipping the wrong God.
1Kings 18:1 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.
Elijah, after three and a half years and no rain in Israel because of serving other Gods, was sent into Israel to point the apostate people to the true God. What is it that must be done first before the rain can be received? Let’s see what God tells us through the prophet Hosea:
Hosea 6:1, 3, 6 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up….Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth…… For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Knowledge of the True God would bring the latter and former rain
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee
What knowledge are they rejecting? Well let’s see the context of this verse.
Hosea 4:1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
They don’t know who God is. This is the knowledge they reject. Their God is a mystery to them.
“The mystery of the Trinity is the central doctrine of the catholic church. Upon it are based all the teachings of the church” [Handbook for todays Catholic Page 11]
Do you know your God if he is a mystery to you? All of the teachings of Babylon are based on the Trinity. Again how important is knowledge of God to us? Jesus told us.
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Knowledge of God and his son Jesus Christ is eternal life. But this mystery God is confusing many and they are not able to see who our God is.
2Peter 1:2-3 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
All things that pertain to life and godliness come from knowledge of God. This is why this is the first and great commandment. Lack of knowledge of God is what people are destroyed from. This is eternal life to know him. And the willful ignorance of this knowledge of God is what will destroy them. Are you ready to give up a doctrine if scripture does not support it? Are you willing to be a Berean and “search the scriptures with all readiness of mind”.[Acts 17:11]
Notice that when we return to know Jehovah that rain would come. Knowledge of God is something that will bring the rain on the earth. Elijah was pointing the people towards knowledge of the true God.
What will happen after the people turn to the true God of Israel from worship of the false God?
1 Kings 18:39,41 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God…And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
They stopped halting between two opinions and turned to the true God, and shortly following Elijah could hear the rain. So we can see that if we return to the LORD who is YHWH or Jehovah the God and father of Jesus Christ this will in turn bring with it the latter rain.
Apostasy in Modern Israel
Jeremiah 2:11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
The question is answered by our modern theologians who have changed their gods:
“Adventist beliefs have changed over the years… the Trinitarian understanding of God, now part of our fundamental beliefs, was not generally held by the early Adventists. “(William G. Johnsson in the Adventist Review, Jan. 6, 1994 p.10)
Jeremiah goes on to prophecy what this changing of Gods was symbolic of.
Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore’s forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
We will look at this prophecy of the whores forehead more closely in a moment.
What does the rain symbolize for us today?
The rain is a symbol of the Holy spirit. In the East the former rain falls at the sowing time. It is necessary in order that the seed may germinate. Under the influence of the fertilizing showers the tender shoot springs up. The latter rain, falling near the close of the season, ripens the grain and prepares it for the sickle. If you read [Revelation 14:14-20], you will notice the earth is reaped after the 3 angels of [Revelation 14:6-13] are finished their work. That message that ripens the harvest is the latter rain message, the true third angel’s message.
The latter rain of the Holy Spirit prepares the children of God for the second coming ripening them for the harvest at the end of the world.
Joel 2:23,28 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month….And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
The latter rain of his Holy Spirit will seal Gods people the 144,000 of Revelation 14 before the close of probation.
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
The former rain was to fall at sowing time which happened at Pentecost in AD 31 with the apostles. This prophecy of the falling of Gods spirit from heaven was fulfilled.
Acts 2:16-18 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
The latter rain is falling in the form of the true third angels message to prepare the earth for the sickle to separate the wheat from the tares at the end of the world.[Matt 13:39,40] Which will come when they turn back to know Jehovah.
Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
This message of restoration to worship of the true God is the latter rain message. The General Conference body of Adventists appear to many to be teaching this message, they may even have a revival of sorts which manifests miracles even, however, we are not to be deceived.
They are praying for rain, they may even be doing an Indian rain dance, but yet the bible tells us what to do to receive it, and they rather are becoming entrenched further in this error. They are worshipping the God of Babylon. The Bible tells us what would cause the latter rain to be withheld. What is it that withholds the rain? Following other God’s.
Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore’s forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
God’s name in our Forehead
Now we did read in Deuteronomy 11 that if we follow after other gods the rain would be withheld from us. Jeremiah likens this to having “a whore’s forehead”.
Deuteronomy 11:16-18 KJV (16) Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; (17) And then the LORD’S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, thatthere be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you. (18) Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes(forehead).
The name of our one God the father is written on our foreheads. What name is written on the forehead of the 144,000?
Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
The name of the God of the 144,000. The name of the God of Jesus and our God.[Rev 3:9, John 20:17] The father’s name, the only true God[John 17:3]. Jehovah.
Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Who is the God of Jesus?
John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
The rain is withheld from the General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists because they worship a false God. Because they have the name of the God of the Whore of Babylon written on the forehead.
No latter rain because of a whore’s forehead. [Jeremiah 3:3] What is the name of the God of Babylon?
“The MYSTERY OF THE TRINITY is the central doctrine of the catholic church. Upon it are based all the teachings of the church”[Handbook for today’s Catholic Page 11]
The MYSTERY of the Trinity is the name of her God. Now if we were to look for the name of the God of the whore and now knowing that the forehead represents the God this church worships, we would likely find the name of her God written on her forehead.
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT MYSTERY, great confusion. The Hebrew word ‘Babel’ or ‘Babylon’ actually means “confusion”. The trinity is the great confusion. The General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists actually accepted it, but they claim that their Trinity is different than the Catholic Trinity. Is this not great confusion? Why would they use the same name, but yet say they worship a different God?
In fact, you can ask a number of people and almost every one of them has a different view of who their God is. Is it not rightly called “Confusion the great?”
Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore’s forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
Worshiping a false God is a symbol of a whores forehead, and there is no rain in Israel because they worship a false God which is what Jeremiah prophesied by saying “the rain is withheld because of a whore’s forehead” [Jer 3:3] .
Elijah would point to restoration of the worship to the only true God, the father, restoring the altar of the LORD. “Fear God and give glory to him… worship Him”[Rev 14:6] we are to “worship the Father in spirit and in truth”(John 4:23, 24) and this would bring the latter rain outpouring of the Holy spirit which would ripen the earth for harvest and the sickle which will divide the wheat from the tares.
This is happening today in modern Israel. The rain is falling all around, but many don’t recognize it and the majority will say it is from Satan.
Like Elijah these people giving this message are called “Troublers of Israel”. They will be called “dividers” but they speak the truths of Gods word and will faithfully give the last message.
1 Kings 18:17-18 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.
And if you worship a false God, you will receive the same mark as those in Babylon. Whether you are worshipping on the seventh day or not.
1: The Counterfeit Church Organization and the True Building
2: Reformers on the Church
3: Man Appoints a Head to the Organization
4: Foundation and Pillars of our Faith Changed
5: Deadliest Heresy in Seventh Day Adventism
6: God’s church is not confined to an Earthly organization
7: The True Seed of Abraham
8: The Elijah Message
9: Philadelphia – The 144,000
10: A Great Danger Right Before the Plagues are Poured Out
11: The Principles of Separation
12: Not to go and Listen to Error
13: Abomination and 25 Men A Prophecy by Ezekiel
14: Rebuilding That Which is Fallen – Reorganization
15: Church of the Firstborn – The Name of God’s People
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