Thus Says YAHUWAH
But יהושע (Yahuwshuah) called them near and said, “You know that the rulers of the gentiles are masters over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.
“But it shall not be so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you, let him be your servant. “And whoever wishes to be first among you, let him be your servant, even as the Son of Aḏam (Man) did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.
Matt 20:25 - 28 TS98+ (ISR)
Yahuwah's Organization For His Church
A BRIEF SURVEY OF THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY
Elohim has not set any kingly power in the Seventh-day Adventist Church to control the whole body, or to control any branch of the work. He has not provided that the burden of leadership shall rest upon a few men. Responsibilities are distributed among a large number of competent men.
All of Elohim's servants have a work to do in His vineyard. In the church of Elohim no one is to set himself up in kingly power and authority. "All ye are brethren." Be very courteous in speech, very kindly in action."
To the leaders in the medical missionary work I must say that no one is to claim kingly power over Elohim's heritage in the medical missionary work." "Yahuwah knows the future. He is the One to lead, and trusted in to guide, to guard, and direct in the future development of the various branches of His work. For several years. I have been warned that there is danger, constant danger, of men looking to men for permission to do this or that, instead of looking to Elohim for themselves."
Let us be careful how we press our opinions upon those whom (Elohim) has instructed. "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of Elohim." Brother Daniells, Elohim would not have you suppose that you can exercise a kingly power over your brethren.
Yahuwah desires to break up the course of precision which has become so firmly established, which has hindered instead of advancing his work. He desires his people to remember that there is a large space over which the light of present truth is to be shed. Divine wisdom must have abundant room in which to work. It is to advance without asking permission or support from those who have taken to themselves a kingly power. In the past one set of men have tried to keep in their own hands the control of all the means coming from the churches, and have used this means in a most disproportionate manner, erecting expensive buildings where such large buildings were unnecessary and uncalled for, and leaving needy places without help or encouragement. They have taken upon themselves the grave responsibility of retarding the work where the work should have been advanced"
Human, kingly power among Elohim's people in any branch of His cause, ..., is not ordained of (Elohim). Let those who believe the Bible study the principles that are to govern them in dealing with human minds. Elohim is not the author of confusion, but of peace. The selfishness that exalts one man to rule the minds of his fellow men is not inspired of (Elohim); for Yahuwah works in and through those who will be worked by Him, and who in every line of Natsarim (Christian) service will act in accordance with divine enlightenment. "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. "(Messiah) declared. Let us follow the Saviour's example. Let none take upon himself the grave responsibility of ruling the conscience of his fellow men. This (Elohim) forbids. We are all Elohim's little children. No kingly power is to be exercised.
IN most any church today, and especially our Seventh-day Adventist Church, One President issues orders to lesser Presidents, who issue orders to Pastors who issue orders to Bishops or Elders, who issue orders to other officers and Church members! Where did this come from? From the pit of hell! Many of us have assumed it is Biblical and was how the Church was organized in 1863! You have been grossly deceived and sold to the enemy by the leaders you are now loyal to.Now let us enjoy Elder David Bauer's Work and be thankful.
HOW Elohim’s Church IS ORGANIZED
CULLED FROM ELDER DAVID BAUER'S
SILVERLAKE CAMPMEETING MESSAGE (1981)
If you have read through the Spalding-Magan compilation of Spirit of Prophecy writings, you probably do not need to read this page. And, if you haven't, we recommend you download the compilation and study it.
When this material was released from Mc-Quamy-Hill, the General Conference threatened to sue them if they continued the printing and distribution of it. The poor frightened folks backed-off. Today, Yahuwah has made it available to poor ones like us, through the power of the internet. Take advantage and get a copy for yourself and your library.
Let's start with this familiar text:
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of Elohim, these are sons of Elohim". Romans 8:14; TS98 (ISR)
As many as are led by what? ‘the Spirit of Elohim, they are the sons of Elohim.’ Now that is a definition of a child of Elohim, friends. ‘As many as are led by the Spirit’ those are the people who are the children or the sons of Elohim. Now if you are not being led by the Spirit you do not qualify. I don’t care what Church you belong to, or what your position in that Church is. Or how many good works you’ve accomplished or how strict you are in your life; if you are not led by the Spirit, you are NOT a son of Elohim.
Now the problem that we have faced in the history of the Church is one that we don’t like to talk about and a lot of people don’t like to hear about (it). But we’ve done something in this Church, which is a tragedy. Let's look at Isaiah chapter 63:10:
But they rebelled, and vexed his Holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, [and] He fought against them."
But they rebelled and vexed the Spirit of Elohim, (His Holy Spirit) therefore He...What? was turned to be...What? Their ENEMY, and He fought against them.” And you say “well, now, where do these verses come in?” Friends this is absolutely something that you must give some thought to and make a decision upon because my talk is on how the Adventist Church has vexed the Spirit of Elohim; and how all Natsarim (Christian)s have vexed the Spirit of Elohim; and how Elohim’s people, beginning clear back when they left Egypt have vexed the Spirit of Elohim and Elohim has turned to be their enemy.
Elohim turned and became the enemy of the Children of Yisra'El when they got up there at mount Sinai and they were dancing around the golden calf and He slew a lot of them, didn’t He? And they vexed the Spirit of Elohim when they murmured when they were supposed to go into the land of Canaan, didn’t they? And He became their enemy and thousands of them died; and they vexed the Spirit of Elohim when they were ready to cross the Jordan river into the promised land and they joined with the Midianites in worldly pleasures and Pagan customs and He slew a lot of them, right? And they vexed the Spirit of Elohim when Achan took those garments and those wedges and hid them in his tent and they went up to Ai and Elohim turned and delivered them into the hands of the people of Ai, right? And David vexed the Spirit of Elohim when he numbered Yisra'El and a lot of people died, (slaughtered by an Angel) right?
And the Jews vexed the Spirit of Elohim when they crucified the Messiah and they have lost their homeland, now they’re trying to get it back ...! And the early Natsarim vexed the Spirit of Elohim; and Ananias and Sapphira vexed the Spirit of Elohim and what happened to them? Read it in Acts, the fifth chapter. They came in and lied about their pledge. And what happened to them? And who was it that Peter said they lied to? Well lets just take a look at it and see what it says,
“And it was about the same space, three hours afterwards that his wife came not knowing what was done, and Peter answered her and she said the same thing and Peter said unto here “How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of (Yahuwah)?” ibid, KJV
And I’m going to tell you friends, it is a serious thing to vex the Spirit of Elohim by rebellion against Elohim and rejecting the Holy Spirit and by lying to the Holy Spirit and attempting to deceive the Holy Spirit and slighting the Holy Spirit because in Isaiah it says when you do that what does the Holy Spirit become? Your ENEMY! And what does He do? He fights against you!
We hope you are not one of those who delude themselves that Elohim does not destroy or punish. It says the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Elohim, friends, becomes your enemy and fights against you. And some might say, “Only the devil destroys or punishes,” And in doing that, friends, they make the devil the Spirit of Elohim. ... Because that is what a great many people have done in the world today, they have turned the devil into the Holy Spirit in more ways than one.
Now friends how have the Adventist Church vexed the Spirit of Elohim? Now friends this is where we have vexed the Spirit of Elohim. Would you like to have me read it to you? From the Spalding-Magan Compilation, Page 311, we read:
“For years I have been instructed that there is danger, constant danger, that our brethren will look to their fellow men for permission to do this or that, instead of looking to God. Thus they become weaklings, and permit themselves to be bound with man-made restrictions disapproved by God. YAHUWAH can impress minds and consciences to do His work under bonds to Him, and in a spirit of fraternity that is in accordance with the principles of His law....
Do you want to become a weakling? A good for nothing weakling, friends? in Elohim’s work? Then you go around asking men permission. I’ll read it again,
“For years I have been instructed that there is danger, constant danger, that our brethren will look to their fellow men for permission to do this or that, instead of looking to Elohim. Thus they become weaklings”
And I’m going to tell you friends, I worked for the Seventh-day Adventists for almost 30 years and there are an awful lot of weaklings on the payroll. And I’ve talked to ministers and employees of the Adventist Church in recent years and this year and there’s STILL an awful lot of weaklings on the payroll. And some of them sit in the Conference President’s job. And they sit in a lot of different places because they are scared to turn around without asking permission from men. They have no unction from Elohim to do anything. And they permit themselves to be bound about with man-made restrictions disapproved by Elohim.
..., we have as the Seventh-day Adventist Church, adopted almost 600 pages of by-laws. In my lifetime we published our first Church manual to rule and to regulate the Church. And we are so burdened with rules and regulations and so many committees and so many people to get permission from, that most projects die before they ever get through the rigmarole. And consequently we have a bunch of weaklings on the payroll."
... You still don’t go to Elohim for your instructions; you still don’t go to Elohim to find out what He wants you to do. ... Now here is where I believe, and I stand, and I will stand, and I continue to stand and I hope every one of you will stand and believe this; “Yahuwah can impress minds and conscience to do his work under bonds to Elohim, and in a spirit of fraternity that will be in accordance with his law. ... “ Now there is another thing that is stressed through this book and that is ‘all ye are brethren!’ No Bosses up here and Peons down here in Yahuwah’s work. Everybody is a servant of Elohim.
And you say, “With equal rank and standing? Well how about Mosheh? and didn’t the children of Yisra'El need somebody to guide them out of Egypt?” Well if you want to be in the condition the children of Yisra'El were then you need it too! If you want to be a Laodician, then you need somebody to boss you around and tell you what to do too. And frankly, I find no fault with this marvelous Laodician machinery which the Seventh-day Adventists and Reformed Seventh-day Adventists have set up because it’s exactly what they need for the condition they’re in. And frankly the Adventists have done a masterful job of setting up a wonderful Laodician machinery to run a Laodician Church which is not Elohim’s Church, it is in a backslidden condition and He’s going to reject it!
... The only thing that I am here for, is to get every one of you to go to work for Elohim! And that’s the only place you better be working and the only Person that you better be working for!
“When men engage in the labor for the souls of others” Now isn’t that what we are supposed to be doing? Isn’t that what a Church is for? OK, Isn’t that what you’re supposed to be doing? “When men engage in the labor for the souls of others they are not to be made amenable to the will of their fellow laborers.”
Do you understand what I am reading to you? If you go out to work for (Yahuwah), you are not accountable to me or other brethren or anybody here. And I have no right to make you accountable to me. Because if I do, I am then vexing the Spirit of Elohim and He will become my enemy and He will fight against me. Because when I put myself in that place, to guide and direct the servants of Elohim, I am then trying to shoulder out the Holy Spirit and take His place. And I am putting myself between you and Elohim.
When men engage in the labor for the souls of others they are not to be made amenable to the will of their fellow laborers. Elohim is well able to direct the course of action of those who work for Him.
Most Seventh-day Adventists do not work for Elohim, they work for the Church (Organization). Do you believe that Elohim is well able to direct the course of action of those who work for Him? Do you believe Elohim is able to do that?
You want the Latter Rain, you want to give the Loud Cry, why friends, we need the early rain! We need to quit working for human beings, quit working for man-made organizations, quit working for so-called Churches and start working for Elohim. ...
“But when His laborers, instead of calling upon Him, seek first and regard as of first importance the counsel and advice of human minds He is dishonored.
Now think about it friends, it is a dishonor to Elohim to ask counsel and advice first from your fellow servants. And friends there is nobody in this world who is not a fellow servant of yours who is working for Christ (the Messiah); there is nobody who is a boss. We are all servants of Elohim or else we are not servants of Elohim at all. We are all finding out from Elohim what Elohim wants us to do or we are not servants of Elohim. We have become servants of men.
“ The method of sending one minister to another minister to learn his duty is a plan of working that should not be encouraged.” ibid
Can’t be any plainer.
“Greater evils will result from this course than finite erring men can foresee. My brother, Elohim lives and reigns,” ... “Let your brethren have the right of way to the footstool of Christ (the Messiah).”
- ibid; Natsarim (Christian) Leadership 34
Why? What was this poor man doing? Incidentally this was Elder George W. Reaser, President of the southern California conference... “Encourage them to carry their burdens to (Yahuwah) and not to any human being.” ibid. This man was a tyrant, but probably he wasn’t as bad as some of those we have right now. Now friends; are you beginning to get the picture of what’s wrong? We’re going to be here for a million years unless you people go to work for Elohim instead of for the Church. And the Holy Spirit is going to turn and he is going to become our enemy friends, like he did the Children of Israel.
Let us read of how Elohim looks at the system under which we are currently operating. ..., You can read the whole thing if you get the book. “ Elohim will have nothing to do with the methods of working where finite men are allowed to bear rule over their fellow men.”
"Now I am going to ask you, how much then does Elohim have to do with the organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church? Well if you believe Ellen G. White, He has nothing to do with it. ... I have the documents to prove that they make the ministers sign contracts of loyalty to the Church! That they will abide by the Church rules and in that contract, at least the copies that I have gotten hold of, that have been submitted; there is no mention in those contracts of either the Bible or the Spirit of Prophecy. Just the Church manual and the Conference policy. Or Union conference policy or General Conference policy. That’s all that’s in there! No mention of the Bible or the Spirit of Prophecy! Now I hope they have listened to the tapes and they have repented and they have put the Bible in there. But where one man bears rule over another man,
“Elohim will have nothing to do with the methods of working where finite men are allowed to bear rule over their fellow men. He calls for a decided change to be made.”
There is only one way for it to get straightened out and that is for you personally, to say “Hey, I’m going to throw that yoke off and I am going to take Christ's (Messiah’s) invitation and I am going to put His yoke on, and I am going to go to Him, and I’m going to get my orders from Elohim and Elohim alone.
But you may say, but people need direction. Yes, all the people who are not led by the Spirit have got to have a Laodician organization or a Catholic organization or a Lutheran organization or a Presbyterian organization to tell them what to do. Now you may say, “Aren’t you carrying it a little too far?” ...then, hear this:
“A decided change is called for. The voice of command must no longer be heard.” (What?) “The voice of command must no longer be heard.”
“Yahuwah has among His workers men of humility, from these should be chosen men who will conduct the work in the fear of Elohim.” E. G. White
... Series A of the Testimonies page 148 #3, page 16, “They more readily express their own will than the will of Elohim ... ” What?
“Yet they are very strenuous in having their will regarded as the will of Elohim.” We better stop and let’s think about that one again. What is she saying? She says, “They more readily express ...”Whose will? “Their will than the will of Elohim.” Now, think that one through, and memorize it.
Satan is urging his attributes into the very midst of us. He is seeking to destroy our love for and confidence in each other. And the lack of confidence which brethren in the ministry repose in their fellow laborers is easily read in the rules and regulations concerning even the details of the work which they seek to impose upon them.”
The more rules you see drawn up to run the Church, the less confidence the brethren have in one another. ... if I believed that you were working for Elohim and under the direction of the Holy Spirit, I would not dare make one rule for you! I wouldn’t need to. Right? And if I did, I would be interfering with the work of the Holy Spirit in directing your life (Ministry). And I would be vexing the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit would become my enemy and fight against me! But if I believe that you are not led by the Holy Spirit, and that you’re a Laodician, and Christ (the Messiah) is outside the door knocking and trying to get in, then I have to make some rules for you to keep you in line and make you look respectable and get you to do what I want you to do.
We are not anti-organization. We are 100% for Elohim’s organization. And what is Elohim’s organization? Well, we will read it in brief, “And He gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors, some teachers” - Ephesians 4:11
Who gave it? The Conference Committee? The Bible says 'He', the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Messiah, gives these gifts. Let’s turn now and read it in Corinthians - 1 Corinthians 12- “Now concerning spiritual gifts brethren I would not have you ignorant.” ... “But the manifestations of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.”
Now everybody in Elohim's house, should have a gift of the Spirit. It says it is given to every man. Or you could have two or three gifts. It doesn't matter whether you are young or old, whether you are man or woman, whether you are educated or uneducated, you should have a gift of the Spirit because Paul says they are given to every man,
The manifestations of the Spirit are given to every man to profit withal, for, to one is given the spirit of the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge, by the same spirit to another faith by the same spirit, to another the gift of healing by the same spirit to another the working of miracles to another prophecy to another discerning of spirits to another divers kinds of tongues to another interpretation of tongues but all of these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit dividing to every man severally as he will.” . Not as the Church wills.
Our Prophetess called an (erring leader) to order in these words:,
“My brother, (and this is the conference President) Elohim lives and reigns.” Do you believe that? “Let your brethren have the right of way to the footstool of Christ (the Messiah), encourage them to carry their burdens to Yahuwah and not to any human being. Never take the responsibility of becoming conscience for another. As brethren you may counsel together and pray together, and seek instruction from the source of all wisdom, but you are not to seek to direct another regarding his duty.”
In all of the writings of Ellen G. White and James White you will never find that they ever gave any Conference Committee, or G. C. Committee or any group in the Church any more authority than, 'counsel and pray together'. And that’s as far as it goes. We are to counsel together, we are to pray together and we are as fellow servants working for Elohim, led by the Holy Spirit, to fellowship, to share, to encourage one another, to help one another. “But you are not to seek to direct another regarding his duty. Let all work of this character be done away.” “Elohim forbids that this spirit shall again come into the work while time shall last.”
It can’t be any plainer, can it? The greatest obstacle to finishing Elohim’s work is any Church organization; Because it is in the way. And in series B she says it will be swept away by storm and tempest. The greatest obstacle to finishing Elohim’s work is any Church organization; Because it is in the way.
Now, some more from the Spirit of Prophecy.
Well she gives a case in history here, ..., and it is addressed to a man named Daniells, and another, Palmer and another, Colcord. You have probably never heard of Palmer and Colcord but you have heard of Elder Daniells haven’t you? And she was shown some very important things and I would suggest that you get this and study this letter very, very carefully. I’m only going to pick out a couple of paragraphs and try to get the meat of the situation.
I have been deeply moved. In the night season, as we were in a meeting where several were assembled, we were setting forth the present situation, and how few there were to do the work so important and essential to be done. One of commanding appearance, who had been listening to the description of the condition of things, arose, and said," ... "Will you please look carefully, and see if you are accepting the men that are waiting to do service for the Master?”
"Now what was the problem that they couldn’t find workers? They were looking for the wrong people. “Have you not mistaken your callings, and what it comprehends, in the positions you occupy toward one who has moved to another field of labor?”
... A man by the name of Hickox had packed up and moved from where the Conference had told him to go, to a place where they hadn’t told him to go, and, where there were already three or four other preachers. And you can imagine what happens when that happens. ... Now this person, or Being it was she saw says, "All ye are brethren." To no one has Yahuwah given permission to rule over a brother.”
Now think about that one. Are all of you brethren? Then Elohim has never given you permission to rule over your brother. When I was young, you didn’t call people Elders and this and that and the other thing in the Adventist Church you just called them ‘Brother’. And we never called anybody Doctor; it was Brother. That was the highest title they were entitled to, and still is.
Concerning this poor man, Brother Hickox, whom they have a problem with because he packed up and went where they didn’t tell him to go, the Spirit of Prophecy says, “Yahuwah has accepted men, and borne with them, when their brethren have treated them indifferently.” ... Talking about brother Hickox, (the Spirit of Prophecy again says,)
“He is in Elohim's service.”And I thank Elohim for that. He was in the right service.
"He is in Elohim's service. He is Elohim's property.” IbidNow I want you to think of yourself that way. You are in who’s service? Elohim’s service? You are who’s property? Elohim’s property?
Talking again to the Conference president, A.G. Daniells,
“You have no right to handicap him, as you have done.”They went so far that they wouldn’t send his paycheck to him where he was, they sent it to where he should be according to their books. And so the poor man went in debt. Well now what about this troublesome character? “By going to another field to work, without consulting his brethren”- What had he done? Boy this would be chaos wouldn’t it? Of course it would in the Adventist organization.
“Elohim is the one who orders all things. (do you believe that?) Have you not had any idea that this movement made by Brother Hickox was under the ordering of Elohim?”... a man, without consulting the conference brethren went, and he was employed by them, mind you, he was on their payroll, he went where Elohim wanted him, so they cut him off and they wouldn’t send him a pay-checque and Sister White said he went where Elohim wanted him.
“Did not Yahuwah see that you might not deal with his servant wisely? Did he not see that he needed to do service in some other part of his vineyard, just where he is?” and she ends up telling them to send the cheque where the man is. Now really, friends, this is Elohim’s organization. And that is, men going where Elohim wants them and they don’t bother to ask permission from anyone. And like I say, that could create chaos, and I admit it and the brethren tell me that would be chaos and I have their documents and I have the defense literature committee statement of the Seventh-day Adventist Church saying that these principles of organization would create chaos in our world-wide work.
Let us destroy all man-made organizations! That’s the goal, Heaven's goal. Help Yahuwah destroy man-made organizations so Yahuwah’s organization can get off the ground.
“I know that some have thought it advisable for the workers in our sanitariums to sign certain contracts. But I know also that it is not in accordance with Elohim's plan for the workers to sign these contracts.” E. G. White, Spalding Magan - 307Now I am not talking about Ministers now, I’m talking about Janitors, and Nurses and Doctors and Hydrotherapists and business managers. These are sanitarium workers, hospital workers. “They are pledged to Elohim,” - ibid, 307. Who? Well if I am pledged to Elohim what kind of a human contract do I need? None! And I better not sign one or I’ll vex the Holy Spirit. My friends, for me to sign a contract with a human being that I’m going to do this or that when I am supposed to be working for (Yahuwah) and I’m not talking about business, I’m talking about working for Elohim. For me to sign a contract when I’m supposed to be working for Yahuwah, is to take myself out of the employment of Elohim and put myself in the employment of whoever I signed the contract with.
Then she continues, “They are pledged to Elohim, and if he moves upon them to take the message to a certain place, shall they be bound by a pledge that hinders them from going? Never, never” E. G. White Read this book (The Spalding-Magan Collection), friends, digest this book, absorb this book, and get your ideas straightened out!
In another letter addressed to A.G.Daniells, the greatest dictator we ever had in this denomination, the Spirit of Prophecy wrote, “Yahuwah must be given an opportunity to show men their duty and to work upon their minds.” Now He turns to Church members, “Let our Churches be guarded. Let our people work intelligently, not under the rule of any man, but under the rule of Elohim.” Ibid, Page 308 If you are still a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and you are employed by them and you declare your singular loyalty to Elohim alone, they will probably throw you out.
“Let our Churches be guarded. Let our people work intelligently, not under the rule of any man, but under the rule of Elohim. Let them stand where they can follow the will of Elohim. Their service belongs to Him.” A few years back, one of the members of the Lake Tahoe Church was going to pass out the chapter in Volume 5 on the Sealing. The Pastor came out and forbade her to do it. She did it anyway. So he then said, “If you do it again, I’m going to call the sheriff.”
Now, consider this:
At the Sou-Cal camp meeting this last year a friend of mine went down there to pass out material regarding our relationship to the National and World Council of Churches. And they sent the Adventist police on the campground and they got on either side and they escorted him off. And they said, “ You cannot pass this literature out on the campground.” So he waited till they disappeared and he walked back in and he didn’t pass any more out, he just stopped people and showed it to them, he didn’t hand it to them. Then they came and threw him off again and said, “This time we’re calling the State Highway Patrol”, so they called the State Highway Patrol and the Highway Patrolman came out there and saw that the man was standing at the gate passing it out. And they said, “Arrest this man.” He said, “Wait a minute. This man has every right to stand here at the gate and pass this literature out and don’t you lay a hand on him!”
When we in any way shape or form, seek to restrict free access to the minds of the people, we are outside and acting in the way the devil would act and not Elohim. And you may say, “Hey, wait a minute. We got to look after the sheep.” We have to run Elohim’s work. According to James White, he said, in his last appeal to reverse the mad drive to disorganization, “Christ (the Messiah) does not drive the sheep. He leads them.” And that’s the only way you can look after the sheep, friends, you’ve got to lead them. Any time you start driving them, then you are not working for Elohim.
In Elohim’s organization, there are no square pegs in round holes. There are no misfits. Everybody in Elohim’s organization is given exact abilities from Elohim to do exactly the work He wants them to do and they are successful. “Under the showers of the Latter Rain the inventions of man, the human machinery will at times be swept away. The boundary of man’s authority will be as broken reeds.” Selected messages book 2 Page 58, ... And who’s going to take over? “And the Holy Spirit will speak through the living human agent.”
Why don’t you volunteer friends? It’s between you and Elohim. “And the Holy Spirit will speak through the living human agent with convincing power.” ibid page 59.
I am calling for a re-organization, I’m calling for a New Organization, Elohim’s organization. “Unless those who can help ... are aroused to a sense of their duty they will not recognize the work of Elohim when the Loud Cry of the third Angel shall be heard. When light goes forth to lighten the earth, instead of coming up to the help of Yahuwah,” What will these people be doing? “They will want to bind about His work to meet their narrow ideas.” And friends, that is exactly what the Adventist organization does.
They came around to me and they said, “Look, you can’t preach on certain texts”, and I said, “Paul says ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of Elohim and is profitable.’” Well they didn’t know what to do with that, they said, “ Well it would be better if you didn’t.” and I said, “Just forget it, you have never been given the authority to tell me that there is any text in the Bible I cannot preach on.” So I continue to preach on Jeremiah 17 verses 5 & 7 and do you know what they say? “Cursed is the man that maketh flesh his arm” and “Blessed is the man that depends on Elohim.” And they told me I couldn’t preach on that. That was 25 almost 30 years ago. Well I continued to preach on it.
They told me I couldn’t do a lot of things. And I said, “Look, it’s in these books, it’s in the Bible and I’m going to go through it, I am going to do it anyway. I am going to take a stand against it and I got the constituency organized and we voted against GC policy, friends. And then they came to me and they said, “You will never, ever pastor another Seventh-day Adventist Church to teach them the things you’ve taught to Lake Tahoe and Carson City.” I said, “What are you going to do with me?” And they were willing to pay me a salary for doing nothing. And I said, “No thanks, I’m not interested.”
That kind of tyranny vexes the Holy Spirit and He becomes their enemy and fights against them and the poor man that did that is dead. I mean dead and buried! And he wasn’t much older than I am. And the man who preceded him who harassed in that way is also dead and for the last few years of his life he was so mentally confused friends, the brethren did not know what to do with him. And all he had to do was see a member from Lake Tahoe or Carson City and he launched into uncontrollable tirades. Friends, you cannot vex the Holy Spirit and have the peace of Elohim in your heart. You pay dearly for it. And these men who set themselves up in the Adventist Church to be dictators pay dearly for it! In ulcers, and rheumatism, and arthritis, and all kinds of degenerative diseases and they tell me now that the men engaged in the Davenport scandal every single one of them is a very sick man. Including the man who for a little while was president of this conference. He had to retire because of his health.
Friends you do not do that, (if) you believe the Bible, don’t you dare vex the Holy Spirit by getting in the way. Don’t you dare insult the Holy Spirit by going to your fellow men to find out your duty. Don’t you dare ignore the Holy Spirit, friends, you go to work for Elohim and with Elohim behind you. ... You will be amazed at what is accomplished and I won’t say what you accomplish because you don’t do it. You will be amazed at what is accomplished. Things that you didn’t dream would happen will happen. Battles that you saw no way out of will be won. And Elohim’s Church will become what it’s described as in Volume 5, “An army terrible with banners striking terror and fear to the hearts of sinners.” That day is ahead of us, friends, and it’s only ahead of us because we have been working for the wrong organization.
“As the time comes for it (the message of the third Angel) to be given with great power, Yahuwah will work through human instrumentalities leading the minds of those consecrating themselves to His service.” Who’s going to lead, friends? “The laborers will be qualified rather by the unction of His Spirit” “Than by the training of literary institutions. Men of faith and prayer will be constrained to go forth with holy zeal declaring the words which Elohim gives them.”
You better get your message from Elohim, friends, not from somebody else. What’s going to happen? “The sins of Babylon will be laid open.” ... Oh-Oh! That is a very unpopular task. If you want trouble, you start that.
A young friend of mine up in Toronto, Canada, got some material together and I helped him get some of it together and encouraged him to do this so I am probably a little bit responsible. All he did friends, was put together in a pamphlet the stand of Martin Luther when he started the reformation and tried to reform the Catholic Church and got thrown out for his trouble. And that is that, the Papacy is the Beast of Revelation 13. And then he put in some modern updating to it and he passed it out among Seventh-day Adventists in Oshawa, where our college is and in Toronto where we have some large Churches.
And a little while later the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were knocking on his door saying he had been turned into them as a possible threat to the upcoming visit of the Pope. And they were putting him under surveillance. It scared the poor young fellow and you need to pray for him because he wrote me a letter and he said, “I got into real trouble for doing that. There must be some way to do Yahuwah’s work without getting into trouble.” Now let me tell you friends, I wrote back and I said, “No way is there any way of doing Yahuwah’s work without getting into trouble!” Absolutely, you do not fight the devil without getting the devil to fight back. ...
The sins of Babylon will be laid open, the fearful results of enforcing the observance of the Church by civil authority, the inroads of spiritualism, the stealthy but rapid progress of the Papal power, all will be unmasked.” That’s your job and your message, friends, under the unction of the Holy Spirit. Do you know what the leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are telling the ministers today and laymen? Don’t talk about these things. Don’t preach about these things. A friend of mine recently even went to Tucker and said, “Why don’t you talk about these things?” and he said, “Do you want me to be put off the air?”
“All will be unmasked by the solemn warnings the people will be stirred. Thousands upon thousands will listen who have never heard words like these.”
"Now you go out with the right message you’re going to get somebody to listen to you. You go out with what they’re preaching in all the Churches, why should they listen to you? ..., I try to attend the Adventist Church every once in a while, and most of what I hear in the Adventist Church I can hear in the Baptist Church, the Methodist Church, and even the Roman Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church and the Presbyterian Church. And when I went to Lake Tahoe the first Sabbath of this year, the Elder of the Church came to me and he said, “Brother Bauer, we never hear a sermon on last day events, we never hear a sermon on Revelation and prophecy here, would you, if I can arrange it come and give us a study like that at Lake Tahoe?” and I said, “If you can arrange it, yes.” I haven’t done it yet.
Friends, it’s a famine in the Seventh-day Adventist Church for hearing the Word of Elohim. This is what I hear everywhere. I have a letter here from Australia; the people are starving to death down there. This is only about the fifth letter that was waiting for me when I got back from my trip about 10 days ago. I wasn’t going to read this but this is what he says, “We feel like not going to our Churches because we are not getting fed. Things have reached that stage; only a few people in each Church seem to be in touch with the issues. Where are we as a people? Now the pulpits are being used to attack Elohim’s true people who are speaking the truth. Soon persecution will break upon us from within. It is very hard to wake people up to the hour in which we live; people just don’t want to know the truth! And those who are trying to present it. We know that you are warning Elohim’s people with your tape ministry”
Now friends, Elohim needs people to go to work for Him and I don’t care whether you are young or old, man or woman, educated or uneducated, Elohim wants you. And He wants you to go to work for Him, and take your orders from Him, get your message from Him, get your instruction from Him, and don’t go off until you’ve got them. And so what are you going to do? Well you better get the (SOP) books down and you’d better get your Bible down, you better get down on your knees, until you have a conviction and you cannot keep the message in, you must speak it. And then go out and give it. Back to the same page in Evangelism, “Many will be hurrying hither and thither constrained by the" Conference committee? Is that what it says? “Constrained by the Spirit of Elohim.” When are we going to do this friends? When are we going to have a relationship with Elohim that we need? When are we going to let Elohim tell us what to do? And when are we going to listen to Elohim to tell us something to do?
“Constrained by the Spirit of Elohim to bring the light to others. The Spirit is poured out upon all who will yield to its promptings. And casting off all man’s machinery, and his binding rules and cautious methods, they will declare the truth.” Ellen G. White, Ibid
Now the whole trouble is, everybody wants to listen and be guided by the Spirit without casting off man’s binding rules and cautious methods. They want to belong to some Church and remain loyal to the organization. You can’t have it both ways. Shall I read that again?The Spirit is poured out upon all who will yield to its promptings. And casting off all man’s machinery, and his binding rules and cautious methods, they will declare the truth with the might and Spirit’s power.Do you want the power of Elohim behind you friends? Then you’ve got to reject the power of man. You want to speak the truth with convincing power? Then you’ve got to throw out all of man made influence and power. You can’t serve two masters.
E. G. White, Evangelism, 700.
Now I have had people come to me and they think I have something. I don’t know; they want to ride on something. No friends, that’s not right! That’s not right at all! You go to Elohim, and let Elohim take care of you and you fill the position Elohim has for you and you may do a tremendous work in this earth. But if you try to ride on somebody else’s coattails, you try to be somebody by belonging to some group or coming to Silver Lake or get some endorsement or backing from anybody, me included by doing that, you have rejected Elohim. All you need is the backing of the Creator of the Universe, what more do you want? You can have the backing of the Ruler of the universe, the One who made the Milky Way and the sun and the moon and the stars; why would you want anything from any fellow human being? Let’s get our thinking straightened out. So when you are yielded to the promptings of the Holy Spirit you have to cast off these binding rules of man. You have to get rid of the machinery that man has set up. You have to throw out the cautious methods that man has made. Then it says, “They will declare the truth with the might of the Spirit’s power, multitudes will receive the faith and join the armies of Yahuwah.” Oh, friends, the greatest days are ahead of you if you will just volunteer and volunteer at the right place. And quit going to the wrong place to volunteer to go to work for Elohim. The right place is on your knees talking to Jesus (Yahuwshuah). And after you get your instructions, and your message, it’s alright to counsel with your brethren, who may have had a little more experience than you have. But if they ever give you an order- RUN! And don’t accept it. Including somebody you may have a lot of respect for, if he dares to give you an order, don’t you accept it.
Servants of Elohim with their faces lighted up and shining with holy consecration will hasten from place to place proclaiming the message from” –(the conference? No friends, from Heaven!) “By thousands of voices all over the earth,” How many? You better volunteer pretty quick. Because I’m telling you something, from the letters I’m getting from Australia the people down there are ready to volunteer. And some of the letters that I’m getting from some of the people in Canada, the people up there are ready to start volunteering. And you better get in. Why sit around and wait until the work’s over with and then what are you going to do? You’re going to be too late, friends, you’re going to be one of those people come knocking and the door is closed. And besides that, the work that we fail to do peace we shall have to do amid the most trying circumstances. Be smart. Go to work now, get the job done. Pass out the literature; see that the warnings are given, the stuff's printed. So what if the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the State Highway Patrol or somebody else comes around and says, “Hey wait a minute. We don’t like what you are doing. Who are you working for?” “Elohim” Do you have to worry? They threw Peter in jail and who let him out? An Angel came down. They threw Daniel in the lion’s den and so what happened? So then they threw the men that conspired against Daniel in and they got out free too? They got eaten up. They threw the three worthies in the fiery furnace friends, so what happened to them?
"Now friends, let’s get our heads on straight, let’s go to work for Elohim and let’s realize that Elohim has as much power today as He had when he did all of those things in the past. Ahab (Ahaziah) sends an army out to capture Elijah, and what did he do? Fifty men against one and the one man sat there on a hilltop completely calm and Elohim burned up the fifty. Ahab, dumb as he was sent out another fifty. What happened to them? And finally he sent out another fifty, hey Ahab really was thickheaded, friends. This is the kind of people you’re going to be up against, thickheaded people. You can burn up their armies and everything else and they still stubbornly persist. So don’t expect them to be smart people. You’ll be dealing with thickheaded people. So he finally sends out the third fifty and what happens? And this poor man comes up and he begs for mercy from Elijah and he doesn’t get burned up. He was smart. Friends, when you go to work for Elohim you don’t have to fear or tremble or worry or anything else; you go to work for Elohim; you do what Elohim wants you to do and you are safe. And the Bible guarantees your bread and water and guarantees if they try to poison you it isn’t going to hurt you and it guarantees everything right through. If you just live by faith. Friends, the just shall live by faith is the great message. These people are going to go out and the world is going to be warned and if you don’t volunteer and you don’t get in the army of Elohim, you’re lost. You got a stake in this.
The greatest want in the world is the want of men; Men who will not be bought or sold; Men who in their inmost souls will be true and honest; Men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; Men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; Men who stand for the right though the heavens fall.”
That’s what Elohim wants.
From Eden To The End
FACE TO FACE WITH YAHUWSHUAH
The Church from the Garden of Eden
Let us allow the Spirit of Prophecy tell us about the situation in Eden and immediately after.
"While they remained true to Elohim, Adam and his companion were to bear rule over the earth. Unlimited control was given them over every living thing. The lion and the lamb sported peacefully around them or lay down together at their feet. The happy birds flitted about them without fear; and as their glad songs ascended to the praise of their Creator, Adam and Eve united with them in thanksgiving to the Father and the Son. The holy pair were not only children under the fatherly care of Elohim) but students receiving instruction from the all-wise Creator. They were visited by Angels, and were granted communion with their Maker, with no obscuring veil between. They were full of the vigor imparted by the tree of life, and their intellectual power was but little less than that of the Angels. The mysteries of the visible universe--"the wondrous works of Him which is perfect in knowledge" (Job 37:16)--afforded them an exhaustless source of instruction and delight. So long as they remained loyal to the divine law, their capacity to know, to enjoy, and to love would continually increase. They would be constantly gaining new treasures of knowledge, discovering fresh springs of happiness, and obtaining clearer and yet clearer conceptions of the immeasurable, unfailing love of Elohim."
Note that Elohim held talks with Adam and Eve face to face individually and collectively. When He wanted something done He communicated it directly to the individual He ordains to handle it.
The Angels warned them to be on their guard against the devices of Satan, for his efforts to ensnare them would be unwearied. While they were obedient to Elohim the evil one could not harm them; for, if need be, every Angel in heaven would be sent to their help. If they steadfastly repelled his first insinuations, they would be as secure as the heavenly messengers. ... The Angels had cautioned Eve to beware of separating herself from her husband while occupied in their daily labor in the garden; with him she would be in less danger from temptation than if she were alone. Ibid, 53
Notice that not only did Yahuwah and Yahuwshuah speak directly with them both collectively and individually, they sent Angels to continue the lines of instruction and teaching. Adam and Eve enjoyed face to face converse with Heaven. That is not our priviledge today, for absolutely obvious reasons. Holiness communes face to face with holiness. Iniquity cannot exist in a face to face encounter with holiness! So, for our safety, we are shielded from the power of holiness until our guilt is put away forever in the Judgment. But, the Father and the Son and the same Angels still wish to commune with us today spiritually - direct into our hearts and minds. But they are resisted by our desire to listen to men instead of Heaven!
The Garden of Eden remained upon the earth long after man had become an outcast from its pleasant paths. The fallen race were long permitted to gaze upon the home of innocence, their entrance barred only by the watching Angels. At the cherubim-guarded gate of Paradise the divine glory was revealed. Hither came Adam and his sons to worship Elohim. Here they renewed their vows of obedience to that law the transgression of which had banished them from Eden. When the tide of iniquity overspread the world, and the wickedness of men determined their destruction by a flood of waters, the hand that had planted Eden withdrew it from the earth. But in the final restitution, when there shall be "a new heaven and a new earth" (Revelation 21:1), it is to be restored more gloriously adorned than at the beginning. Then they that have kept Elohim's commandments shall breathe in immortal vigor beneath the tree of life; and through unending ages the inhabitants of sinless worlds shall behold, in that garden of delight, a sample of the perfect work of Elohim's creation, untouched by the curse of sin--a sample of what the whole earth would have become, had man but fulfilled the Creator's glorious plan.
Adam, in his innocence, had enjoyed open communion with his Maker; but sin brought separation between Elohim and man, and the atonement of Christ (the Messiah) alone could span the abyss and make possible the communication of blessing or salvation from heaven to earth. Man was still cut off from direct approach to his Creator, but Elohim would communicate with him through Christ (the messiah) and Angels. Thus were revealed to Adam important events in the history of mankind, from the time when the divine sentence was pronounced in Eden, to the Flood, and onward to the first advent of the Son of Elohim. He was shown that while the sacrifice of Christ (the Messiah) would be of sufficient value to save the whole world, many would choose a life of sin rather than of repentance and obedience."
Now let's take a brief look at the children - Cain to Seth:
Cain and Abel, the sons of Adam, differed widely in character. Abel had a spirit of loyalty to Elohim; he saw justice and mercy in the Creator's dealings with the fallen race, and gratefully accepted the hope of redemption. But Cain cherished feelings of rebellion, and murmured against Elohim because of the curse pronounced upon the earth and upon the human race for Adam's sin. He permitted his mind to run in the same channel that led to Satan's fall--indulging the desire for self-exaltation and questioning the divine justice and authority. These brothers were tested, as Adam had been tested before them, to prove whether they would believe and obey the word of Elohim. They were acquainted with the provision made for the salvation of man, and understood the system of offerings which Elohim had ordained. They knew that in these offerings they were to express faith in the Saviour whom the offerings typified, and at the same time to acknowledge their total dependence on Him for pardon; and they knew that by thus conforming to the divine plan for their redemption, they were giving proof of their obedience to the will of Elohim. Without the shedding of blood there could be no remission of sin; and they were to show their faith in the blood of Christ (the Messiah) as the promised atonement by offering the firstlings of the flock in sacrifice. Besides this, the first fruits of the earth were to be presented before Yahuwah as a thank offering. The two brothers erected their altars alike, and each brought an offering. Abel presented a sacrifice from the flock, in accordance with (Yahuwah)'s directions. "And Yahuwah had respect unto Abel and to his offering." Fire flashed from heaven and consumed the sacrifice. But Cain, disregarding Yahuwah's direct and explicit command, presented only an offering of fruit. There was no token from heaven to show that it was accepted.
Notwithstanding Cain's disregard of the divine command, Elohim did not leave him to himself; but He condescended to reason with the man who had shown himself so unreasonable. And Yahuwah said unto Cain, "Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?" Through an Angel messenger the divine warning was conveyed: "If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door." The choice lay with Cain himself. If he would trust to the merits of the promised Saviour, and would obey Elohim's requirements, he would enjoy His favor. But should he persist in unbelief and transgression, he would have no ground for complaint because he was rejected by Yahuwah.
To Adam was given another son, to be the inheritor of the divine promise, the heir of the spiritual birthright. The name Seth, given to this son, signified "appointed," or "compensation;" "for," said the mother, "Elohim hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew." Seth was of more noble stature than Cain or Abel, and resembled Adam more closely than did his other sons. He was a worthy character, following in the steps of Abel. Yet he inherited no more natural goodness than did Cain. Concerning the creation of Adam it is said, "In the likeness of Elohim made He him;" but man, after the Fall, "begat a son in his own likeness, after his image." While Adam was created sinless, in the likeness of Elohim, Seth, like Cain, inherited the fallen nature of his parents. But he received also the knowledge of the Redeemer and instruction in righteousness. By divine grace he served and honored Elohim); and he labored, as Abel would have done, had he lived, to turn the minds of sinful men to revere and obey their Creator. "To Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of Yahuwah." The faithful had worshiped Elohim before; but as men increased, the distinction between the two classes became more marked. There was an open profession of loyalty to Elohim on the part of one, as there was of contempt and disobedience on the part of the other.
Great Grand Children
Of Enoch it is written that he lived sixty-five years, and begat a son. After that he walked with Elohim three hundred years. During these earlier years Enoch had loved and feared Elohim and had kept His commandments. He was one of the holy line, the preservers of the true faith, the progenitors of the promised seed. From the lips of Adam he had learned the dark story of the Fall, and the cheering one of Elohim's grace as seen in the promise; and he relied upon the Redeemer to come. But after the birth of his first son, Enoch reached a higher experience; he was drawn into a closer relationship with Elohim. He realized more fully his own obligations and responsibility as a son of Elohim. And as he saw the child's love for its father, its simple trust in his protection; as he felt the deep, yearning tenderness of his own heart for that first-born son, he learned a precious lesson of the wonderful love of Elohim to men in the gift of His Son, and the confidence which the children of Elohim may repose in their heavenly Father. The infinite, unfathomable love of Elohim through Christ (the Messiah) became the subject of his meditations day and night; and with all the fervor of his soul he sought to reveal that love to the people among whom he dwelt. Enoch's walk with Elohim was not in a trance or vision, but in all the duties of his daily life. He did not become a hermit, shutting himself entirely from the world; for he had a work to do for Elohim in the world. In the family and in his intercourse with men, as a husband and father, a friend, a citizen, he was the steadfast, unwavering servant of Yahuwah.
Amid the prevailing corruption, Methuselah, Noah, and many others labored to keep alive the knowledge of the true Elohim and to stay the tide of moral evil. A hundred and twenty years before the Flood, Yahuwah by a holy Angel declared to Noah His purpose, and directed him to build an ark. While building the ark he was to preach that Elohim would bring a flood of water upon the earth to destroy the wicked. Those who would believe the message, and would prepare for that event by repentance and reformation, should find pardon and be saved. Enoch had repeated to his children what Elohim had shown him in regard to the Flood, and Methuselah and his sons, who lived to hear the preaching of Noah, assisted in building the ark. Elohim gave Noah the exact dimensions of the ark and explicit directions in regard to its construction in every particular.
Do you still have any doubts as to how our Creator relates and communicates?
Let's have a look at the Church in the Wilderness in the next section
The Church Led by Moshe
IN THE WILDERNESS, LED BY MOSHE UNDER YAHUWSHUAH
Yahuwah said to Mosheh and Aharon in the land of Egypt,
“This month is to be your beginning of months; it will be your first month of the year. - Exodus 12:1-2 KJV
Abraham's ancestral children have completely forgotten who they are! There was one part of their existence the Egyptians (Mitsrayim) ensured they did not forget - the fact of their slave-hood! They had become fully Egyptian except in just one detail - personal freedom. This they could not have even as Egyptians. But the pain of slavery continued to keep alive a faint appetite for freedom. They had never known anything else but Egypt - religion, language, culture, food. But our Creator was sympathetic. And, 400 years to the day, as HE promised Abraham their father, HE visited.
And יהוה saw that he turned aside to see, and Elohim called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Mosheh! Mosheh!” And he said, “Here I am.” And He said, “Do not come near here. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is set-apart ground.” And He said, “I am the Elohim of your father, the Elohim of Aḇraham, the Elohim of Yitsḥaq, and the Elohim of Ya῾aqoḇ.” And Mosheh hid his face, for he was afraid to look at Elohim.
When Yahuwah had work for Mosheh (Moshe) to do He approached him directly. When He had work for Aharon (Aharon) - to join his younger brother Moshe, He spoke to Aharon directly and Aharon left Egypt to go meet the brother as they had to strategise with Yahuwah on how to manage the imminent Exodus. When in the wilderness, and needs arose, Mosheh had no idea who had what talent or skills. Yahuwah knew because He gave each human being their abilities and skills. Does Elohim change?
"Mal 3:6 “For I am יהוה, I shall not change, and you, O sons of Ya῾aqoḇ, shall not come to an end. Malachi 3:6 TS98+ (ISR)
HE made you and me. HE knows us and how to tell us what HE wants from us and what HE wants us to do at any and all times. Consider this:
See, I have called by name Betsal’ĕl son of Uri, son of Ḥur, of the tribe of Yahuḏah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of Elohim in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all work, to make designs for work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze, and in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, and to work in all work. “And I, look I have appointed with him Oholiaḇ son of Aḥisamaḵ, of the tribe of Dan. And I have put wisdom in the hearts of everyone who is wise-hearted, and they shall make all that I have commanded you:
Who trained Bezaleel and Oholiab? Who invited them to the work? It was not Moshe. Why should a Pastor, Elder, President, tell you what to do or how or when to do it? You must decide what to do for your Creator and HIS kingdom. if you need further ideas on how to go about it, you could counsel with anyone near you of more experience than you. But take no orders from anyone except Yahuwah and Yahuwshua, on your knees.
And all the people saw the thunders, the lightning flashes, the sound of the ram’s horn, and the mountain smoking. And the people saw it, and they trembled and stood at a distance, and said to Mosheh, “You speak with us and we hear, but let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die.” And Mosheh said to the people, “Do not fear, for Elohim has come to prove you, and in order that His fear be before you, so that you do not sin.” So the people stood at a distance, but Mosheh drew near the thick darkness where Elohim was. And יהוה (YAHUWAH) said to Mosheh, “Say this to the children of Yisra’ĕl: ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from the heavens.
YAHUWAH speaks to HIS people straight. From everlasting to everlasting, HIS preference remains - a direct line of communication with each of HIS creatures. Do not remove yourself from this wonderful plan. HE wants a direct relationship with you. Let him. Only in this way will you know HIM and HE know you.
The children of Yisra'El were led but not driven by anyone. Leaders are needed who will lead in YAHUWAH's order. Who will teach the flock in their charge where to go for orders, instructions and help. To Yahuwah and His Son. Who will NOT make El (Elohim) out of themselves as Adventist and other religious leaders are doing today. But we must let them (today's religious leaders) take responsibility for their own actions. Take responsibility for yours.
Do you still have any doubts as to how our Creator relates and communicates?
Let's have a look at the Church in the Promised Land in the next section
IN THE PROMISED LAND UNDER JOSHUA (Yahuwshua)
The Days of the Prophets and Kings
The JudgesWho were the Judges in post-Joshua Israel? They were ordinary men and women, whom Yahuwah spoke to and gave direct assignments on what to do for HIM and HIS people Israel. He spoke to Individuals having them do His will. Even where there were Prophets, He will tell the individual what he wanted them to do.
Until the generation that had received instruction from Joshua became extinct, idolatry made little headway; but the parents had prepared the way for the apostasy of their children. The disregard of Yahuwah's restrictions on the part of those who came in possession of Canaan sowed seed of evil that continued to bring forth bitter fruit for many generations. The simple habits of the Hebrews had secured them physical health; but association with the heathen led to the indulgence of appetite and passion, which gradually lessened physical strength and enfeebled the mental and moral powers. By their sins the Israelites were separated from Elohim; His strength was removed from them, and they could no longer prevail against their enemies. Thus they were brought into subjection to the very nations that through Elohim they might have subdued. "They forsook Yahuwah Elohim of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt," "and guided them in the wilderness like a flock." "They provoked Him to anger with their high places, and moved Him to jealousy with their graven images." Therefore Yahuwah "forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which He placed among them; and delivered His strength into captivity, and His glory into the enemy's hand." Judges 2:12; Psalm 78:52, 58, 60, 61. Yet He did not utterly forsake His people. There was ever a remnant who were true to YAHUWAH; and from time to time Yahuwah raised up faithful and valiant men to put down idolatry and to deliver the Israelites from their enemies. But when the deliverer was dead, and the people were released from his authority, they would gradually return to their idols. And thus the story of backsliding and chastisement, of confession and deliverance, was repeated again and again."
The king of Mesopotamia, the king of Moab, and after them the Philistines, and the Canaanites of Hazor, led by Sisera, in turn became the oppressors of Israel. Othniel, Shamgar, and Ehud, Deborah and Barak, were raised up as deliverers of their people.
Gideon was the son of Joash, of the tribe of Manasseh. The division to which this family belonged held no leading position, but the household of Joash was distinguished for courage and integrity. Of his brave sons it is said, "Each one resembled the children of a king." All but one had fallen in the struggles against the Midianites, and he had caused his name to be feared by the invaders. To Gideon came the divine call to deliver his people. He was engaged at the time in threshing wheat. A small quantity of grain had been concealed, and not daring to beat it out on the ordinary threshing floor, he had resorted to a spot near the winepress; for the season of ripe grapes being still far off, little notice was now taken of the vineyards. As Gideon labored in secrecy and silence, he sadly pondered upon the condition of Yisra'El and considered how the oppressor's yoke might be broken from off his people.
Suddenly the "Angel of Yahuwah" appeared and addressed him with the words, "Yahuwah is with thee, thou mighty man of valor." "O my Lord," was his answer, "if Yahuwah be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all His miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not Yahuwah bring us up from Egypt? but now Yahuwah hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites." The Messenger of heaven replied, "Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Yisra'El from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?"
Do you still have any doubts as to how our Creator relates and communicates?
Let's have a look at the Church under Yahuwshuah Our Savior, in the next section
LED BY THE INCARNATE SAVIOR - YAHUWSHUAH
Peter began to nurse leadership ambitions. James and Yahuwchanon also nursed leadership ambitions and went so far as to induce their mother Salomi to plead with the Savior to ensure that her two sons are seated on His right hand and the other on the left! Judas, also nursed leadershhip ambitions. Some of those ambtions were not made of 'sterner stuff'! Peter embarrassed himself during the night of terror. And disappointed His Master! Judas, had his bowels splattered all over akeldama (the field of blood) at his suicide!
As far as leadership in the house of Yahuwah goes, if you are an aspirant, here is the standard:
But יהושע (Yahuwshuah) called them near and said, “You know that the rulers of the gentiles are masters over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. “But it shall not be so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you, let him be your servant. “And whoever wishes to be first among you, let him be your servant, even as the Son of Aḏam (Man) did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
“But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’, for One is your Teacher, the Messiah, and you are all brothers. Matthew 23:8 TS98+ (ISR)
Peter still didn't get the message. And he makes another attempt to take the reins after the Savior's resurrection! Can you imagine the 'push-back' Peter received? He will never again presume to wield any kind of authority over anyone for the rest of his life.
Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Yahuwshuah loved following; which also leaned on HIS breast at supper, and said, Master, which is he that betrayeth thee? Peter seeing him saith to Yahuwshuah, Master, and what [shall] this man [do]? Yahuwshuah saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what [is that] to thee? follow thou me.
It is not your business what Yahuwchanon shall do. Follow me. I will tell you what you shall do and I shall tell him what he will do. Now Peter understood.
Do you still have any doubts as to how our Creator relates and communicates?
Let's have a look at the Church in the New Testament, led by the risen Savior, in the next section
THE CHURCH LED BY THE ASCENDED SAVIOR
The Acts of the Apostles is testimony of the organization of Yahuwah. He dealt direct with every single disciple and Apostle. He will deal the same with you if you would cast off your loyalty to any kind of earthly religious organization and pledge your loyalty to Yahuwah and Him alone and go to Him always for what He wants you to do. He will tell you and keep His promise. He keeps His promises you know.
'For finding fault with them, He says, “See, the days are coming,” says יהוה, “when I shall conclude with the house of Yisra’ĕl and with the house of Yahuḏah a renewed covenant, not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Mitsrayim, because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them,” says יהוה. “Because this is the covenant that I shall make with the house of Yisra’ĕl after those days, says יהוה (YAHUWAH), giving My laws in their mind, and I shall write them on their hearts, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. “And they shall by no means teach each one his neighbour, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know יהוה,’ because they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. “Because I shall forgive their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawlessnesses I shall no longer remember.” '
It is not my work to teach you after helping to direct your attention and thoughts to the Messiah. HE Himself will teach you. I will not be your adviser. HE must be your Adviser. No one else should be allowed to teach or order you around in any way. Let Him. HIS promise remains, 'they all shall know me'. Do you believe Him?
Peter sat in Yerushalayim receiving reports of exploits of the other Apostles, until his later years when he went further afield to help in the work in the West and Asia. We try some times to think that Peter was the leader of the Church to the Jews and Paul was the Leader to the Gentiles. Nothing could be further from the truth. They were central leaders in the biblical servant role, none ever drove anyone or anything. They were simply counselors and evangelists. There was not one occasion when the Bible stated Peter issuing instructions of any kind to any Worker for the Messiah. Not one. When there seemed to be confusion in understanding of issues, the brethren would gather to discuss it and take a position - counseling with each other. Paul would not even attempt to counsel with Peter. He didn't need to. Yahuwshuah dealt directly with every single one of His Apostles and disciples. Once one is won to the faith and his attention turned to the Savior, the Savior takes over from there. He wants to deal with you directly.
Do you still have any doubts as to how our Creator relates and communicates?
Let's have a look at the Church in the days of Philadelphia, just before ours, the Laodicean church, in the next section
CHURCH IN PHILADELPHIA
The Millerite movement began in 1831 with William Miller's Second-Coming preaching, had no offices only homes, no headquarters, no uniforms, no organization of any kind, No top and no bottom! No ordinations, no ceremonies. They had preachers everywhere, printing equipment every where, funding was available where needed and when needed. Meetings were held everywhere by whomsoever. No one sent anyone to print anything or to go to such a place or another to preach or minister. All volunteered. Each person did what he thought to do. Thoughts were controlled by Yahuwah. Everything was done on time in every place. The message cirled the globe in an age without phones, telex, internet and no airplanes! How could that happen? How did they manage it? Everyone was simply a servant of Yahuwshuah and they were all brethren and sisters. No more no less. yahuwah put each one to use where He willed when He willed. Nothing was left undone.
The purest Church in all of Divine history. The Savior testifies:
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 (Yahudim), 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. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my Eloah, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my Eloah), and the name of the city of my Eloah, [which is] new Yerushalayim, which cometh down out of heaven from my Eloah): and [I will write upon him] my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."
Of the Seven Churches addressed by the Savior in the letters to the Churches in Revelation chapters two and three, the Church of Philadelphia representing the Church from 1831 - 1863, described in Revelation 3:8-13, is the only age of the Church for which the Savior did not have a single rebuke! What a Church! Now you know why. There was no human organization to hamper or mar the work of the Holy Spirit. And the work was accomplished perfectly and on schedule.
The seventh Church the Laodicean Church, our Church, described in Revelation 3:14-21, has remained here instead of ending the work about 1881 as had been planned by Heaven. We are still here! You know why now. We have refused to end the misery of human leadership and organization. If we will jettision human leadership today, in a few short years, the work will be done under the direct control and leadership of Yahuwshuah's Holy Spirit. And we will be home. But be it known to you, that 'Another Nation' has been called to the work. You may wish to join today by abandoning the control that church leadership have had over you. Whether you are a President, Pastor, Elder, Bishop, Priest, Deacon, Deaconness or member, yield your heart and loyalty today to the Savior and abandon the authority of the Organization and see what He can do.
May the Voice of HIS Holy Spirit receive hearing in your heart. Amen.