A Rod That Speaks From the Scriptures

A ROD THAT SPEAKS FROM THE SCRIPTURES
March 23, 2003

What is a ‘Rod? “Originally it was a piece of tree limb used as a support or as a weapon. Aaron’s rod was used to bring lice upon Egypt. Moses rod upheld brought hail and lightning, and locusts. The rod, used at first as a weapon came to be a sign of authority, hence a sceptre. The shepherd’s rod was used in counting sheep. The coming of Yahshua was to be preceded by the rod. (Micah 5:1) Yahshua will win with a rod (sceptre Ps.2: 9). Aaron’s rod that budded was symbolical of Yahshua’s eternal reign (Heb.9: 1-28). The victorious believer will rule with a rod (Rev.2: 27).” Pictorial Scripture Dictionary pg.726.

“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. ”Gen. 49:10. A sceptre is a rod, a message, for the guidance of the people into all Truth that is to be revealed in this time of the end.

“Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old. According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvelous things.” Mic.7: 14, 15

“Feed thy people with thy rod” means that a message will come from the pen of Inspiration and feed the people with a present Truth message for their salvation. These are His heritage and they are to be fed as in the days of old. From the following words “as in the days of old” must mean that Bashan and Gilead are to be on the scene again and He is going to feed His people with His “rod” again.

Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt with his rod, Joshua led them into the land of Canaan, and Yahweh is leading them into His purified kingdom, the ark of safety, in our day. There is going to be no place of safety except in the shelter of the kingdom and under the banner of The Righteousness of Yahshua.

The YAHWEH’s voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it. Micah 6:9

The city in the Scriptures is represented as being the Congregation of Yahweh, and His voice is crying, (pleading), unto the city (congregation), “the man of wisdom (the one that has been studying for himself) shall see thy name” – the name of the true congregation. He is giving a command to the city (congregation): “hear, (listen) ye the rod (Present Truth), and “who (Yahweh) hath appointed it” unto the people in the city (congregation). Only those that hear this “New Rod Message” speaking and harken unto it, to follow the teachings written therein, are going to have the extra oil in their vessels to meet the bridegroom when He comes, and go forth to meet him.

“Therefore is the anger of the YAHWEH kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:” Is.5: 26

Yahweh’s anger is kindled against his people because they have rejected him by rejecting the messages that have been sent to them by HIS chosen messengers – prophets. They have rejected and refuse to believe HIS true name.

The Scriptures tell us Yahweh’s ways are not our ways, and he will send messages by messengers that we are not expecting it to come through. He will not use the learned men of the colleges because they are corrupt. Moses, because he was educated in the school of higher learning in Egypt, was taken into the wilderness of Midian to herd sheep for forty years to unlearn all that he had learned in the schools Egypt. Only after he became humble could he be used for a leader by Yahweh to accomplish his purposes. In other words, he had to lose all self-confidence in what he could do, and trust Yahweh to lead and guide him at every step. As a result of his humbling experience, Yahweh performed great and marvelous things through Moses for the children of Israel.

As long as Moses was the proud son of the Pharaoh, Yahweh could not use him for leading the children of Israel out of Egypt, even though he knew he was a Hebrew by birth, and an Israelite. When Moses returned to Egypt, he was a very humble and perfect instrument in the hands of Yahweh. Moses was a mighty man, a holy man, because of the things Yahweh performed with him. He told the people they were to always obey the law. When they had problems they brought them to Moses, for he said he always made them know the law. Moses was no respecter of persons.

Moses made one mistake though, by taking the credit (glory) to himself, for bringing water from the rock the second time, which cost him the privilege of being able to take the Israelites into the Promised Land. It also cost him the privilege of not having to go through the grave. If we make a mistake and reject the Truth, it will cost us our soul salvation in the life to come. If you are too proud to receive a message that is sent in a different way from how you think it should come, then you will be the loser if you reject it and the messenger. For the ones that reject Truth will be like the children that followed the Pied Piper who led them to their destruction. You are being led to your destruction because you are following man instead of studying to show yourselves approved of Yahweh.

“The Yahweh often works where we least expect Him; He surprises us by revealing His power through instruments of His own choice, while He passes by the men to whom we have looked to as those through whom light should come. Elohim desires us to receive the Truth upon its own merits–because it is Truth. {TM 106.1}”

Because Yahshua did not come the way the Pharisees expected him to come, they rejected him. Satan tried to destroy Yahshua when he was born, because he knew that the promised Deliverer had come to swallow up death and set up the New Plan of Salvation for the saving of the ones who were following the Scriptures, which were the Old Testament writings then. The prophets David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc all wrote about the coming Deliverer and of his birth, life, death and resurrection.

There are people who read the story of Yahshua in the New Testament and say they would not have rejected him back then. But folks, people are no different today, for he has not brought you the message for your salvation in the way you expected Him to, so you are rejecting him now just as the people did back then if you reject this message. It is no different today than it was back then.

“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, And have tasted the good word of Elohim, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of Elohim afresh, and put him to an open shame.” Heb.6: 4-6

It is impossible to be given another chance once you have known the Truth and turned away from It. It is a sad situation to say the least to know that you are lost forever with out a second chance. Rejection of Truth is a sin against the Holy Spirit and it is unpardonable.

You are crucifying Yahshua afresh by the closing of your minds to the Truth when it is brought to you. You are falling away and cannot be renewed again to repentance because you have been crucifying Yahshua afresh with your unbelief and have put him to an open shame.

“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the YAHWEH, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our Elohim, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the YAHWEH.” Isa. 55:7-8

Unless the people repent and wake up to see the error of their ways, they will be lost. The hills represent small congregations and mountains represent the large congregations. These are not Sunday keeping congregations; these are claiming to be His chosen people. Unless they wake up and realize that they are poor, blind, and naked, and are also fast asleep (five foolish virgins), they are going to be torn “in the midst of the streets”, meaning destroyed. He says he is going to set up an ensign to the nations and all are going to see it and flow unto it. The ensign is His purified kingdom, people, the Vanguard, the 144,000 purified saints that are without guile in their mouth.

When we reject a message we are not familiar with, we are not following the Scripture that says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of Truth.” 2 Timothy2: 15.

“Elohim speaks through His appointed agencies, and let no man, or confederacy of men, insult the Spirit of Elohim by refusing to hear the message of Elohim’s word from the lips of His chosen messengers. By refusing to hear the message of Yahweh, men close themselves in a chamber of darkness. They shut their own souls away from vast blessings and rob Yahshua of the glory that should come to Him, by showing disrespect to His appointed agencies.” Testimonies to Ministers pg 54: 1

“There is no such thing as weakening or strengthening the law of Yahweh. As it has been, so it is. It always has been, and always will be, holy, just, and good, complete in itself. It cannot be repealed or changed. To “honor” or “dishonor” it is but the speech of men. {PK 625.1}”

The Law of Truth will stand on its own no matter how much we refute it. If we have studied and know the Scriptures we will have nothing to worry about when a new message is brought to us. We will know how to take it to the law and the testimony and prove it with Isa. 8:20.

“…Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. ”Psalm 23:4 Yahweh’s rod and his staff is a comfort unto us, giving a guide and a road map to follow. The message of Truth is the guide for us and the rod is for correction of wrongs that we have in our character or lives, when we follow the instructions and over come sin, we reach the perfection of the Righteousness of Yahshua’s character. Inspiration is revealing Truth in these last days to help us understand the prophecies laid down of old.

As we read and follow the voice of inspiration through His living prophet in these last days, we will fear no one and will have the full protection of heaven over us. But, when we reject this voice of Inspiration, we take ourselves out from under the cloak of the heavenly protection and lay ourselves open to the deception of the devil. Our heavenly Father will protect and save His people, but it has to be something that they are willing to allow him to do by their following His Present Truth messages.

“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.” Prov. 29:15. Why do people have to have reproof? Why is it that they can’t see the Truth when it is laid before them? Reproof is to bring us back into the right way. The rod is an instrument that is used for correction of wrongs and sin.

“He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.” Prov.13: 24

We would not need chastisement if we were following Yahweh and studying to show ourselves approved of him by living up to all the present Truth, and accepting New Truth as it comes along. Just as children need correction because we love them, just so our heavenly Father corrects us and if we accept it and over come sin, then we are accounted righteous. Only the rebellious that refuse to overcome all sin in their lives are cast out into outer darkness.

“In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.” Prov. 10:13

When we have understanding, we acquire the wisdom needed to discern what is Truth. Solomon prayed for wisdom and understanding and knowledge and was blessed to be the wisest man in the world. It says that a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. We are admonished to get understanding, get wisdom, and get knowledge. Nothing is more important for our salvation than having wisdom to understand what knowledge is and follow in the way of righteousness.

“A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.” Prov.26: 3
No one wants to be a fool, but rejecting present Truth makes us foolish, so a rod of instruction is needed to lead us back into the right way.

“Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:’ Job 9:34

“The mighty power of the Messiah is sometimes represented by a ‘rod of iron’.” Cruden’s Concordance pg.405 bottom middle par.

“Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” Psalm 2:9

“And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.”Rev.2: 27

These verses are talking about the heathen being ruled with a rod of iron and being dashed into pieces like a potter’s vessel because they reject the Truth. The heathen are the ones in the congregation who reject Present Truth and are following their idolatrous practices of the world.

You say what are the idolatrous practices? They are birthdays, Halloween, anniversaries, Mother’s & Father’s days, July 4th, Labor day, presidents days, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Memorial day, pagan names for the Father and the Son, etc. Any celebration that is man made and honors man is idolatry. The heathen are the violators of the Law of Moses.

“For the kingdom of Elohim is not in word, but in power. What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?” 1Corin.4: 20-21

Yahweh has set his kingdom up with his power and with it will he break in pieces the nations. His Kingdom is his “rod of iron” spoken of in the previous chapters and verses. He will rule His people with love because they love him and keep all of His commandments.

“Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the YAHWEH, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles. And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence. How say ye, we are mighty and strong men for the war? Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the YAHWEH of hosts. The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast. All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!” Jer.48: 11- 17

“The Moabite people had been a rod against others, or had ruled over many others; the rod and staff being the ensigns of power and government, as well as instruments of punishments.” Cruden’s Concordance pg.405, top of page, right column.

“But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.” Ex.14: 16

Moses obeyed and stretched out his rod over the sea and it parted on the right hand and on the left hand. This lifting up of the rod was a sign of deliverance from the enemy, the Egyptians, who were in pursuit. The Egyptians would have destroyed them but Yahweh intervened with a wall of fire in front of them. This was a type of the promise for us today when we obey and follow on as He leads us forward. He has his kingdom today to protect His people and it is to be a place that the nations of the earth are going to look to and see as a safe place and they will come and join it. Truth is progressive; it never stands still; it waits for no one. Yahweh has always had a living voice of inspiration in the midst of his people to guide them. People are like sheep. They have to have a living leader to lead them because they can’t lead themselves. Ministers are not the voice of inspiration. Ministers are supposed to be chosen of Elohim, not educated in the school of man, which is corrupt.

And to the angel of the congregation 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.” Rev. 3:7-8

Yahweh has set before us an open door we cannot close. This open door is the Voice of Inspiration revealing Truth through His prophets as time moves on. As of old time when the prophets wrote the Old Testament there was always a living voice chosen of Yahweh to step in to keep the people from being without a living prophet to guide them. Just so today we are not left without a guide – prophet. They did not always follow as they were supposed to, but still they were without excuse. They had a chosen leader to lead them but they were as rebellious then as people are today to receive new Truth when it comes their way. Unless the people today wake up and see the error of their ways and repent and turn unto Yahweh, he is going to cut them off, spue them out of his mouth. This is the true Laodicean condition.

“Even the prophets who were favored with the special illumination of the Spirit did not fully comprehend the import of the revelations committed to them. The meaning was to be unfolded from age to age, as the people of Elohim should need the instruction therein contained. {Great Controversy pg. 344.1}”

Yet while it was not given to the prophets to understand fully the things revealed to them, they earnestly sought to obtain all the light which Elohim had been pleased to make manifest. They “inquired and searched diligently,” “searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Messiah which was in them did signify.” What a lesson to the people of Elohim in the Apostolic (Christian) age, for whose benefit these prophecies were given to His servants! “Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister.” Witness those holy men of Elohim as they “inquired and searched diligently” concerning revelations given them for generations that were yet unborn. Contrast their holy zeal with the listless unconcern with which the favored ones of later ages treat this gift of Heaven. What a rebuke to the ease-loving, world-loving indifference, which is content to declare that the prophecies cannot be understood! {GC 344.3}

“Though the finite minds of men are inadequate to enter into the counsels of the Infinite One, or to understand fully the working out of His purposes, yet often it is because of some error or neglect on their own part that they so dimly comprehend the messages of Heaven. Not infrequently the minds of the people, and even of Elohim’s servants, are so blinded by human opinions, the traditions and false teaching of men, that they are able only partially to grasp the great things which He has revealed in His word. Thus it was with the disciples of Yahshua, even when the Saviour was with them in person. Their minds had become imbued with the popular conception of the Yahshua as a temporal prince, who was to exalt Israel to the throne of the universal empire, and they could not understand the meaning of His words foretelling His sufferings and death. {GC 344. 3-4}”

The people of today are no different than they were in the days of the disciples when they had Yahshua on the scene with them. Even they were blind to the real understanding of the things written of the Messiah by the prophets before He came. He says that we are to learn from the past and not make the same mistakes. If we reject someone and their message, it can cost us our salvation because we don’t think they are the right one for the position. He says that he knows the intents of the hearts and by this makes His selection, for he looks on the inward appearance, and man looks at the outward appearance.

“Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man’s name upon his rod. And thou shalt write Aaron’s name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers. And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you. And it shall come to pass, that the man’s rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmuring’s of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you. And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers’ houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods. And Moses laid up the rods before the YAHWEH in the tabernacle of witness. And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. And Moses brought out all the rods from before the YAHWEH unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod. And the YAHWEH said unto Moses, Bring Aaron’s rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.” Numbers 17:2-10

The children of Israel had murmured against Moses and Aaron and were committing sin. Because of this Yahweh wanted to prove who His choice was. Yahweh showed His choice to be Aaron by the fact his rod budded and put on almonds. Aaron’s rod was brought before the testimony (Law) to keep for a token of their rebellion. If the method of His choosing the one for the priesthood had not been accomplished the people were in danger of being destroyed. Yahweh hates rebellion in his people. It shows their distrust in Him and his Truth.

The twelve tribes with their names on the rods were a type of the 144,000 that are to come forth today and they will have a rod in their hand with the name of their tribe on it.

The New Rod Message of Yahweh is the message that is to gather the 144,000 and anyone that wants to be a part of them will have to accept the Truth.

“Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.” ”Psalm74: 2

If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Psalm 89:31-32

The YAHWEH shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Psalm 110:2

The ‘rod’ is the ensign of power and government and the government of Yahweh is being set up in righteousness. Yahweh has a governmental system that he will rule His kingdom with and by it will the people be saved. The sanctuary system is the way of salvation and as we follow all aspects of it we will become perfect and free from sin. He says that all sinners and those that do wickedness shall not enter into his purified kingdom. It is to be a perfect people and a righteous kingdom-nation and none that do wickedly will enter in.

“For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.” Psalm 125:3

We have a great promise here that the ‘rod of the wicked’ shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous. All the problems that the wicked will be having in the world will not be upon the righteous. Elohim will protect his chosen and he will feed them and clothe them. They shall want for nothing and they will have peace with one another and the animals. This oppression of the wicked government is not going to be upon His people. They will be hidden from view.

“Therefore thus saith the Yahweh ELOHIM of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Isa.10: 24,27

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the YAHWEH shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the YAHWEH; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the YAHWEH: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 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.” Isa.11: 1-4

All of these, the Stem of Jesse, Rod, and Branch, are message- movements that were predicted to come on the scene of prophetic time future of the time when written. They were for the latter days in which we are now living. The Stem of Jesse represents the Seventh day Adventist church; the Rod that sprang out of Jesse – the Shepherd’s Rod movement; and the Branch represents the one who comes to teach the sanctuary system under the New and Living Way of Heb.10: 19-22 “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Yahshua, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of Elohim; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”

Yahshua came and died according to the Scriptures, went back to heaven and is there making offering for us today by sprinkling his blood, that is to say a “new and living way”.

“And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” Isa. 11:10,12

Since we know that Jesse represents the Seventh day Adventist Congregation then this root that grows out of Jesse -SDA- is none other than the New Rod Message that is to stand for an ensign to the people. We learned earlier that an ensign represents power and government; then it stands to reason that the “New Rod Message” is going to be the power and government of Yahweh’s kingdom. The Sanctuary system along with the ‘Daily” and all the feast days, and all the statutes and judgments of the Law of Moses, shows a power and government of the purified kingdom that is being set up here on earth.
Yahweh is to assemble the outcasts of Israel, being represented here by the DSDA organization.

In Jeremiah 31:31 we read that Yahweh will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. And verse 33 says “After those days, saith Yahweh, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts:”

How does He write it in our inward parts and in our hearts? Is it not a “daily” coming before the throne just as the children of Israel came ‘daily’ to the sanctuary and brought an animal when they had sinned? They had to come to the door of the sanctuary twice daily to meet the priest (who was a type of Yahshua) and bring an offering for forgiveness of any sins they had committed. [You notice that they did not make an offering until after they had sinned.] See Ex.29: 38-39 ” Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually. The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even:”

“In all instances ‘tamid’ (daily) denotes aspects of the tabernacle or Temple service that were in operation “continually,” “regularly,” or “daily,” in contradistinction to special rituals performed at specified seasons – as the Passover, or the Day of Atonement – or for individuals. Thus, the 7 lamps were never extinguished all at once, the fire on the altar of burnt offering was never permitted to go out, the bread of the Presence was always upon the table; a lamb was offered every morning and every evening, and incense burned upon the altar of incense simultaneously. The “daily” or “continual” service represented Yahweh’s continual beneficent provision for man, and pointed forward symbolically to Yahshua’s ministry as the Messiah, who “ever liveth to make intercession for us. (Heb 7:25) Seventh Day Adventist Scripture Dictionary pg 242.

“Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.”Ezek.7: 10

Aaron’s rod that budded and put on blossoms and fruit was a type of the “New Rod Message” budding today and putting forth fruit, which is the gathering of the Vanguard- the 144,000, and then the great multitude of which no man can number.

“And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the YAHWEH. As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the YAHWEH ELOHIM; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols. Ezek.20: 37-39

Yahweh is to bring them under the guidance of the rod – message- and teach them his ways, which is the bond of the covenant – Law of Moses – and as we observe to do all these things then we will be united with him.

Timely Greetings, Vol.1, and No.27: 7-8 “The YAHWEH’s voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the Rod, and Who hath appointed It.” Micah 6:9

“The YAHWEH declares that His voice is crying to the city (to the congregation), and that the men of wisdom shall see HIS name, and shall hear the Rod and Him Who hath appointed It.”

“Manifestly, this rod is capable of speaking and of being heard, thus the command “Hear ye the Rod.” So far as we know, the only rod that has ever spoken is “THE SHEPHERD’S ROD.” Moreover, it was not the results of any studious searching of the Scripture that the book was so named, the author was not familiar with this scripture, nor did he have any understanding of the book of Micah at the time the title “Shepherd’s Rod” was given to the book.”

“I for one cannot overlook, neglect, or reject the YAHWEH’s counsel in this matter. I must hear the Rod and Him Who has appointed It if I expect to have a home in His Kingdom. I cannot afford to do otherwise, Elohim helping me, for He Himself declares that if I would know how to come before Him, what offering is acceptable to Him, how to do justly, how to love mercy and how to walk humbly before Him, I must hear the Rod that “crieth unto the city.”

“Now it is up to all of us individually to decide whether we should hear the voice of man or the Voice of Elohim’s Rod. This is now everyone’s test, and it must be everyone’s concern, for one of these two voices — the voice of men or the Voice of Elohim’s Rod — will determine everyone’s destiny either for eternal death or for eternal life.”

“Since this message announces that the great and dreadful day of the YAHWEH is at hand — that the Judgment for the Living is about to begin, and since Isaiah the prophet was given a vision of the YAHWEH’s moving into His temple for this judicial work, the prophet’s experiences while he was yet in vision must, therefore, represent the experience of Elohim’s servants who are to announce the day of the YAHSHUA. His experience and commission must be our experience and commission:”

“Also I heard the voice of the YAHWEH, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Timely Greetings, Vol.1, and No.27: 7-8

Are you going to hear the New Rod Message that Yahweh has sent to inform you of the day and time of the Judgment for the Living or, are you so afraid of the term “ROD”, that you are going to reject it? Have you ever, on your own, looked into what the Rod teaches and see if it might, by any chance of the imagination, be the Truth? Just what are people afraid of? It can’t be error because all of the quotes are either from Sr. White or from the Scriptures.

“The Yahweh has shown me that men in responsible positions are standing directly in the way of His work because they think the work must be done and the blessing must come in a certain way, and they will not recognize that which comes in any other way. My brethren may the Yahweh place this matter before you as it is. Elohim does not work as men plan, or as they wish; He “moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform.” Why reject the Yahweh’s methods of working, because they do not coincide with our ideas? Elohim has His appointed channels of light, but these are not necessarily the minds of any particular set of men. When all shall take their appointed place in Elohim’s work, earnestly seeking wisdom and guidance from Him, then a great advance will have been made toward letting light shine upon the world. When men shall cease to place themselves in the way, Elohim will work among us as never before. {5T 726.1}”

“Why reject the Yahweh’s methods of working, because they do not coincide with our ideas? Elohim has His appointed channels of light, but these are not necessarily the minds of any particular set of men.” Yahweh is not going to work the way we want Him to. When He gives Inspiration to someone to give His message to his people, He knows the hearts and chooses the one that is most humble and qualified for him to use. It is not always the way we think it should be or the one that we would chose for the job.

Timely Greetings, Vol.1, and No.27: 3 Micah 6:1, 2 — “Hear ye now what the Yahweh saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice. Hear ye, O mountains, the Yahweh’s controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the Yahweh hath a controversy with His people, and He will plead with Israel.”

“It is noticed here that the messenger is to contend before the mountains and the hills hear his voice. The mountains and hills are figurative of kingdoms and governments. He is contending with the kingdoms and governments, not against them; that is, he is to proclaim that Yahweh has a controversy with His people, that He is asking for a thorough reformation among them, and that they are not willing and co-operating.”

“This is a latter day prophecy and is to be fulfilled in our day, our time, in a time that Inspiration by the revelation of these prophecies calls for a reformation among Elohim’s people. The prophecies are now being unsealed for the first time since they were written, and the reformation is already on foot, the fact that instead of gladly accepting the freshly revealed message, they are creating a controversy throughout the Adventist churches, very obviously indicates that now is the time to contend before the mountains, now is the time for them (the “mountains”) to hear Yahweh’s controversy with His people.”

“The words, Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice, imply that heretofore his voice has been heard only locally but that now he must meet the situation even though the mountains, hills, and the strong foundations of the earth hear that Yahweh is having a controversy with His people.

“Until now, we have been merely trifling with Yahweh’s adversaries but now we must get down to business regardless who hears it. His people must now forever turn from man’s sayings, whatever they be, and confine their faith and hope in “Thus saith Yahweh,” regardless through whom He says it, or else they lose out. As followers of the Yahweh, we should hearken to His heart-rending plea for revival and reformation:”

Micah. 6:3 — “O My people, what have I done unto thee? And wherein have I wearied thee? Testify against Me.”

“Think of it! A great and infinite Elohim pleading with such insignificant and sinful human beings as we, wanting to know why they are against Him.”

You say that you would not be as they were when the Savior walked the earth, that you would accept Him and follow him, but when you reject Present Truth that He has sent by HIS chosen messengers, you are rejecting him. Remember He did not come in the way they expected him to back then and just so it is today with the ones that He has chosen to preach the gospel to all the world.”

Matt. 24:13-14 “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” What gospel of the kingdom was He talking about here? What was the main reason that He came and walked among men? Was it not to show men how to be righteous? He healed the sick, raised the dead, told people to go and sin no more. We see by this that man can be perfect, but there is something that we are supposed to do on our part to be like him. Paul says to die to self daily. How is this accomplished? The divinely ordained system of worship was set up in the beginning, and is carried on down to the end of time. The only thing changed at the crucifixation is we now to come to the throne of grace with our prayers and meet with the Father Yahweh and the Son Yahshua at the morning (9am) and evening (3pm) time of the “daily” offering in heaven.

Heb.10: 20-22 “ By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of Elohim; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”

Daniel 8:13-14 “Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.”

v. 18-19 “Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright. And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.”

v. 26-27 “And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king’s business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.”

Daniel was given a vision of the ‘daily’ and the vision troubled him deeply for he fainted and fell asleep because of it. An angel touched him and sat him upright and told him the interpretation of the dream. Daniel knew that without the observance of the ‘daily’ man would have no salvation. He saw it trampled underfoot and wanted to know how long before it would be restored to operation for the people. The sanctuary had to be cleansed before the ‘daily’ would be set up again to operate for the complete forgiveness of sins and purification of the kingdom in the latter days. The true understanding of Yahshua coming to be born, die and rise to life again as a “lamb that takes away the sins of the world,” could not be completely understood until the full understanding of the ‘daily’ in the sanctuary on earth and in heaven had been revealed. Because the Seventh Day Adventist, the Shepherd’s Rod, and the Eleventh Hour Apostolic Sabbatarian congregation did not institute the “DAILY” then they were not given the understanding of the meaning of the importance of it. It was brought to the Eleventh Hour Apostolic congregation and they tried to practice it for a while but put it aside. Later when Yahweh told them to once again institute it they rose up in opposition to it and in the final end the congregation experienced a major shaking and separation. From our study of the Scriptures and Sr.White’s writings and Bro Houteff’s, we have learned that without the “DAILY” you cannot come to the FEASTS DAYS with a clean record and partake of them, because to do so you do it unworthily. It is an abomination if you partake of the Passover if you have not practiced the Daily; also on the Day of Atonement your sins are not blotted out because you have not kept your record cleared of all sins on a daily basis all year long. The Scriptures teach that when you come to the Day of the Atonement and you haven’t had your sins blotted out through the year, then on that Day you are cut off for the year, giving you another chance to make restitution and be prepared for the next Day of the Atonement.

Patriarchs and Prophets pg 353: 3 –354: 0 “ As the priests morning and evening entered the holy place at the time of incense, the daily sacrifice was ready to be offered upon the altar in the court without. This was a time of intense interest to the worshipers who assembled at the tabernacle. Before entering into the presence of Elohim through the ministration of the priest, they were to engage in earnest searching of heart and confession of sin. They united in silent prayer, with their faces toward the holy place. Thus their petitions ascended with the cloud of incense, while faith laid hold upon the merits of the promised Saviour prefigured by the atoning sacrifice. The hours appointed for the morning and the evening sacrifice were regarded as sacred, and they came to be observed as the set time for worship throughout the Jewish nation. And when in later times the Jews were scattered as captives in distant lands, they still at the appointed hour turned their faces toward Jerusalem and offered up their petitions to the Elohim of Israel. In this custom Messiahians have an example for morning and evening prayer. While Elohim condemns a mere round of ceremonies, without the spirit of worship, He looks with great pleasure upon those who love Him, bowing morning and evening to seek pardon for sins committed and to present their requests for needed blessings. “

Desire of Ages, pg 756:5 –757:0 “When the loud cry, “It is finished,” came from the lips of Yahshua, the priests were officiating in the temple. It was the hour of the evening sacrifice. The lamb representing Yahshua had been brought to be slain. Clothed in his significant and beautiful dress, the priest stood with lifted knife, as did Abraham when he was about to slay his son. With intense interest the people were looking on. But the earth trembles and quakes; for the Yahweh Himself draws near. With a rending noise the inner veil of the temple is torn from top to bottom by an unseen hand, throwing open to the gaze of the multitude a place once filled with the presence of Elohim. In this place the Shekinah had dwelt. Here Elohim had manifested His glory above the mercy seat. No one but the high priest ever lifted the veil separating this apartment from the rest of the temple. He entered in once a year to make an atonement for the sins of the people. But lo, this veil is rent in twain. The most holy place of the earthly sanctuary is no longer sacred.”

When Yahshua died, the animal sacrifice ended. By the veil of the temple renting as the priest had the knife raised to slay the lamb, and the earthquake shaking the earth, showed that the animal sacrificial system was brought to an end. The Lamb of Elohim had just died, so they no longer had a need for the animal sacrifice for that Passover, and the little lamb got away. When the veil of the temple rent, the most holy was thrown open for the people to look in, the place no longer radiated with the glory of Yahweh. It was no longer sacred and no longer needed here on earth, for Yahshua had brought it to an end when He died. When Yahshua arose and went back to heaven to offer the wave sheaf, the doors of the heavenly sanctuary were opened in readiness for the Savior-Yahshua to perform the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly system of worship. Yahweh shook the earth to open the graves, and at the resurrection of Yahshua the dead arose and he took them back to heaven with him as a wave sheaf offering of the first fruits of the righteous dead that had died under the Old Testament system of worship. Not all that arose went to heaven with him. Some went into the city and proclaimed Yahshua was risen, and the fact they had risen with him.

The Scriptures does not teach that the morning and evening sacrifice times were nailed to the stake. It does teach and prove that the animal sacrifice was done away and Yahshua set up the New and Living Way for salvation through His blood. Yahshua was the lamb that was sacrificed for the sins of many under the Old Testament Law. Without the practice of the “DAILY” we do not have a system of divine origin for the forgiveness of sins that prepares us for the yearly feasts of Yahshua.

Daniel knew the importance of the Daily and the vision he was given made him sick because of the fact that the Daily was to be done away with for a period of time. The understanding of the restoration of it was for the end time and we now have the understanding of this.

The restoration of the “DAILY” opened the way for the cleansing of the sanctuary for the beginning of the Judgment for the Living. The Judgment of the Living is purification time: purifying of the Congregation, purifying of the people, setting up a purified kingdom that shall never pass away, setting porters at the gate so that nothing unclean can enter. This is what the “DAILY” is all about folks. It is the Divinely Ordained system of worship that has been restored. Are you ready for the purification of your soul and body and to be a righteous person and have the everlasting gospel to preach to the world? This “DAILY” is the everlasting gospel that is to be preached in all the world and then shall the end come.

When you understand that the reason for the crucifixion was for the “daily” sprinkling of the blood of Yahshua in the heavenly sanctuary for the remission of our sins, instead of the animal sacrifice, then you will understand the complete sanctuary system. You will understand that our sins were not covered at the crucifixion, as we had not lived to commit sins. You cannot sprinkle dried blood. Remember that the blood of Yahshua spilled on the ground when he died. Just so the animal blood was poured around the altar of sacrifice. For the tree Yahshua was crucified on, was an altar of sacrifice when Yahshua died. There was no priest there to catch the blood when he died. The priests caught the animal blood when they slew the lamb and then poured it around the altar when the lamb was burnt.

When you go back to the Old Testament you see that the people only brought a lamb for sacrificing when they had sinned and not before. That law was not changed and never will be.

The religious services, the prayers, the praise, the penitent confession of sin ascend from true believers as incense to the heavenly sanctuary, but passing through the corrupt channels of humanity, they are so defiled that unless purified by blood, they can never be of value with Elohim. They ascend not in spotless purity, and unless the Intercessor, who is at Elohim’s right hand, presents and purifies all by His righteousness, it is not acceptable to Yahweh. All incense from earthly tabernacles must be moist with the cleansing drops of the blood of Yahshua. He holds before the Father the censer of His own merits, in which there is no taint of earthly corruption. He gathers into this censer the prayers, the praise, and the confessions of His people, and with these He puts His own spotless righteousness. Then, perfumed with the merits of Yahshua’s propitiation, the incense comes up before Elohim wholly and entirely acceptable. Then gracious answers are returned. {1SM 344.2}

This shows the blood of Yahshua is sprinkled in the sanctuary and that Sr. White had the Truth on the operation of it, but it was not for her to set it into operation. Truths are given to prophets and they write them, but the understanding of them are hidden until the time of the restoration and institution of them arrives. Just as the vision of the “Daily” being done away was shown to Daniel the prophet, but the time of the restoration was hidden from him. He was sorely distraught over the idea of it being done away. He wanted to understand but it was not for his time. Just so it was with Sr. White. Bro. Houteff wrote things that he did not have the full understanding of the meaning. But at the right time the understanding was given to the prophet on the scene of action. Many things were written in the Scriptures that were not to be understood until the end.

The sanctuary was cleansed in 1844 for the beginning of the Judgment for the Dead and that system of judgment ended at the Solemn Assembly September 28,2002. The Sanctuary was cleansed on the Day of Atonement September 16,2002, and the Judgment for the Living started on the Solemn Assembly September 28,2002.

As we have entered into the Judgment for the Living we are now to restore all things as the kingdom is being set up. Yahweh is moving forward with us and we are looking forward to this task. It is a great undertaking and we did not ask for it but we are not going to shrink from our duty. We have lived all our lives to see the end of all things and it is only as we rise to the task and perform our duties that we will win the final crown of eternal life, the penny a day for pay. This is the greatest value I have ever seen place on a mere penny. Heaven will be cheap enough.

It is our prayer that as you have read this article that you will be convinced of the Truth of it and in your heart will want to serve Yahweh with the whole heart and receive the penny reward.