By Handson Kayangula
And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.2 Kings:2:24, And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen Altar. Ezekiel:9:2, All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest. His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.Isaiah:56:9-10
🤷♂️💙LESSON 6 – THE PURIFICATION OF THE CHURCH.
💙PURPOSE: To reveal what the Lord is about to do to finish His Work with His SDA Church.
💙Mal. 3: 1-4 “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he [is] like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And he shall sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years. And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in [his] wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger [from his right], and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.”
💙This is NOT the 2nd Coming. This coming is to His Temple – the SDA Church to purify it then use purified 144000 – sons of Levi, as His ministry to the world, to bring coverts in a righteous way, in the time of the Loud Cry. The messenger who comes is Elijah with the Message of the 4th Angel to the Church – the message that seals the 144000 who have accepted it.
💙THE PURIFICATION OF THE CHURCH.
💙5 T. 80 – “But the days of the purification of the Church are hastening apace. God will have a people pure and true: The Lord will manifest that His fan is in His hand and He will thoroughly purge His floor.”
💙1 T. 100 – “The Church must be purged and it will be… Oh, that every lukewarm professor could realize the clean work that God is about to do among His professed people!”
💙T.M. 414 – “The purging and cleansing will surely pass through every church in our Land…”
💙Zech. 6:1-8 “And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains [were] mountains of brass. In the first chariot [were] red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, what [are] these, my lord? And the angel answered and said unto me, These [are] the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth. The black horses which [are] therein go forth into the North Country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country. And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth. Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the North Country have quieted my spirit in the North Country.”
💙Written in 520 BC, nobody has ever interpreted this prophecy, a proof it was written for the good of the SDA Church. For us to understand this prophecy we must know the interpretation of each symbols used:
💙MOUNTAINS: Zech. 8:3/ Dan.9:16, 20/Micah 4:1-2/ Isa. 56: 6, 7/ AA p. 9.
💙All these references teach us that mountain is a symbol of the church.
💙BRASS: The World Book Encyclopedia Vol. 2, p. 467 tells us that Brass is a pure metal that doesn’t corrode, rust … meaning the 2 Churches represented are in the state of purity.
💙G. C. 384-385 – “During the lives of the apostles the Church remained
💙comparatively pure…” (SEE ACTS 2:1-4; 5:1-11)
💙G.C. intro p. ix – “Joel 2:28. This prophecy received its partial fulfillment in the outpouring of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost; but it will reach its full accomplishment in the closing work of the Gospel.” i.e. Loud Cry period.
💙THE TWO PENTECOSTS.
💙6 BC 1055 – “The Lord did not lock the reservoir of heaven after pouring His Spirit upon the early disciples. We also may receive of the fullness of His blessing … it is with an earnest longing that look forward to the time when the events of the day of Pentecost shall be repeated even greater power than on that occasion. John says (Rev 18:1 quoted). Then, as at the Pentecostal season, the people will hear the Truth spoken to them every man in his own tongue.” (Also see G.C. 611-612)
💙READ 2Thess 2:3-4/ G.C. 384-385 – it is the time between the 2 Pentecost – e.g. 150 AD to the purification of the Church (Ezek. 9).
💙CHARIOTS – ZECH. 6: 5 –The church not in her purity (with tares in it), carrying messages from Heaven during the 4 periods of the VALLEY state.
💙HORSES – ZECH 1: 8-11; 10:3; 14:20/JOEL 2:4
💙The HORSES pulling or leading the Chariots will mean the MINISTRY of the Church in the 4 periods of the valley state. Their colors reveal the time each is operating in, as well as the character of the ministry involved.
💙THE 1ST CHARIOT – RED HORSES (KJV)
💙E.W. 18, 19 – “As we were traveling along, we met a company…I noticed red as a border on their garments … I asked Jesus who they were. He said they were martyrs that had been slain for Him.”
💙It was the period of martyrdom: esp. 508-538 AD when total apostasy was reached.
💙THE 2nd CHARIOT – BLACK HORSES
💙G. C. 54-55: The color black = spiritual darkness, spiritual bondage. The time when the Bible was removed from the people during the Dark Ages – 358 – 1798 AD. The Reformation ministry of that time. Huss, Luther, Knox, Wesley… worked in this period to try to revive the doctrines of the Apostles, but were persecuted by their Church leadership.
💙THE 3RD CHARIOT – WHITE HORSES
💙G.C. 356- 357 – “A great religious awakening under the proclamation of Christ’s soon coming is foretold in the prophecy of the First Angel’s message of Rev 14… it announces the opening of the Judgment…this message is part of the Gospel which could be proclaimed only in the last days.” ALSO See G.C. 401, 681-682 – The Millerite Movement 1843- 1844. Time of spiritual freedom – The Bible back to the people.
💙EZEK. 26: 6, 7 / ZECH 2 : 6,7 = MODERNBABYLON Of 538 – 1798 AD*
💙The Reformers went out to protest against the doctrines of the Papacy, But finally quieted His Spirit – His message there (Zech. 6: 8), i.e. they have become daughters of Babylon instead of carrying forward the Reformation. Then the Millerites also failed to understand the Heavenly Sanctuary and the Sabbath, and abandoned these messages. Then it was time for the 4th Chariot:
💙THE 4TH CHARIOT – GRISLED (GREY) AND BAY (REDDISH-BROWN) HORSES (KJV)
💙Zech. 6: 3, 6-7 “and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses…and the grisled go forth toward the south country. And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth.”
💙2SM 113-114 -“A new life is coming from heaven and taking possession of all god’s people. But divisions will come in the Church. Two parties will be developed….”
💙TM 46 -“There are two opposing influences continually exerted on the members of the Church. One influence is working for the purification of the Church, and the other for the corrupting of the people of God…”
💙THE SOUTH COUNTRY.
💙GEN. 20:1; 12:9-10/ IT 287-288 = EGYPT = WORLDLINESS.
💙COL 315 – “DAILY the Church is being converted to the World.”
💙TM 86 “ The conviction is gaining ground in the world that Seventh-day Adventists are giving the trumpet an uncertain sound, that they following in the path of worldlings…”
💙5T. 217 – “The Church has turned back from following Christ her Leader and is steadily retreating towards Egypt…. Doubt, and even disbelief of the Testimonies of the Spirit of God, is leavening our churches everywhere….”
💙Grey = black + white , neither hot nor cold- lukewarm. They are encouraging worldliness.
💙PURIFICATION OF THE CHURCH
💙3T.266-267 – “The true people of God, who have the spirit of the work of the Lord and the salvation of souls at heart, will ever view sin in its real, sinful character. They will always be on the side of faithful and plain dealing with sins which easily beset the people of God. Especially in the closing work for the church, in the sealing time of the one hundred and forty-four thousand who are to stand without fault before the throne of God, will they feel most deeply the wrongs of God’s professed people. This is forcibly set forth by the prophet’s illustration of the last work under the figure of the men each having a slaughter weapon in his hand. One man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side… “…Who are standing in the counsel of God at this time? Is it those who virtually excuse wrongs among the professed people of God and who murmur in their hearts, if not openly, against those who would reprove sin? Is it those who take their stand against them and sympathize with those who commit wrong? No, indeed! Unless they repent, and leave the work of Satan in oppressing those who have the burden of the work and in holding up the hands of sinners in Zion, they will never receive the mark of God’s sealing approval. They will fall in the general destruction of the wicked, represented by the work of the five men bearing slaughter weapons. Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those “that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done” in the church.”
💙5T. 211 “Here we see that the church–the Lord’s sanctuary–was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God’s power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus “Peace and safety” is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God’s people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together.”
💙IS THE SLAUGHTER LITERAL?
💙1T. 190 “Many, I saw, were flattering themselves that they were good Christians, who have not a single ray of light from Jesus…And I saw that the Lord was whetting His sword in heaven to cut them down. Oh, that every lukewarm professor could realize the clean work that God is about to make among His professed people! Dear friends, do not deceive yourselves concerning your condition. You cannot deceive God.”
💙G.C. 656 – “ The angel of death goes forth, represented in Ezekiel’s vision by men with the slaughter weapons…The false watchmen are the first to fall…”
💙RH March 28, 1893 – “…the destroying angel is soon to go forth again, not to destroy the first born alone, but to slay utterly old and young, both men and women, and little children, who have not the mark”
💙LETTER 31A, 1894 – “The time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezek. will be fulfilled, that prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter…”
💙LETTER 106, Spt. 26, 1909 – “Study the ninth chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled, yet the time is passing and the people are asleep”
💙🤷♂️BAY HORSES GIVEN THE CHARIOT
💙Zech. 6:7 – “And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth.”
💙5T. 82, 81 -“The call to this great and solemn work was presented to men of learning and position; had these been little in their own eyes and trusted fully in the Lord, He would have honored them with bearing His standard in triumph to the victory. But they separated from God, yielded to the influence of the world, and the Lord rejected them…He will raise up and exalt among us those who are taught rather by the unction of His Spirit than by the outward training of scientific institutions…. In the last solemn work few great men will be engaged. They are self-sufficient, independent of God, and He cannot use them…. Those who have rendered supreme homage to “science falsely so called” will not be the leaders then. Those who have trusted to intellect, genius, or talent will not then stand at the head of rank and file. They did not keep pace with the light. The Lord has faithful servants, who in the shaking, testing time will be disclosed to view.”
💙WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SLAUGHTER?
💙Isa. 66:16, 19-20 “For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many…. And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations…and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles. And they shall bring all your brethren [for] an offering unto the LORD out of all nations…. to my holy mountain Jerusalem…into the house of the LORD”
💙Those who survive the slaughter, the sealed 144000, will be sent to all the world to bring the Great Multitude. Therefore, the Gospel will never be finished in these crusades of today, but till after the purification of the Church (EZEK. 9).
💙The Lord has no more time to start organizing a new Church. He will only purify the one he has, and use it to finish the work in the world, in the time of the Loud Cry.
💙The gospel in the world will never be finished by the present condition of the Church, but till the Tares are taken out, till after the Purification of the church.
_*💙🤷♂️END OF LESSON. AMEN.*_