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Volume 2021 The Symbolic Code Nos. 1-2-3

In the Interest of the SDA Denomination

“The Twelve Tribes Which are Scattered Abroad”

This little paper is dedicated for the conveyance of news items and reformatory activities to Present Truth believers; to answer questions in connection with the sealing message of the 144,000 (Rev. 7:1-8) and the great multitude (Rev. 7:9); on the prophecies of Isaiah, Zechariah, Zephaniah, Micah, Hosea, Joel, Daniel, the Revelation, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, etc., but more fully on the first eight books above mentioned; on Christ’s parables, on types and symbols, and also on the writings of Mrs. E.G. White.

However, this quarterly visitor promises to answer questions on such passages of the Scriptures only as have been divinely revealed and authoritatively proclaimed — bearing the positive mark of truth. Therefore, it will either give a correct answer to questions or else confess its ignorance by saying “I do not know.”

Its main object is to reveal the fact that the time has come for the Lord to manifest His power and unify, and purify the church of God — calling her to rise up from her dusty bed and put on her strength and her gift of beautiful garments, because “from henceforth” the unclean shall not come unto her. (Isa. 52:1.) Therefore, it positively demands that the messengers of “the great and dreadful day of the Lord,” under its supervision, must strictly comply with all its requirements, instructions and advice which it bears to them from time to time. It will not countenance those who ignore its divine authority — the church is to be a light to the whole world — fair as the moon, — clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners. Isa. 62:1-7; Prophets and Kings, p. 725.

The symbols on the title page are a reproduction of the Revelation, chapters Twelve and Nine, and Isaiah 7:21, which symbols are explained in our available literature.

This quarterly comforter gladly calls on all S.D.A.’s who open their emails or their doors andwelcome its visit. It freely gives its time to minister to those who shall be heirs of salvation andneither collects fees nor makes charges for its unselfish service. It lives on voluntary gifts and free willofferings — it burdens no one and comforts all. Its constant prayer is that all its clients should prosperand be in health even as their souls prospereth. (III John 2.)

Make your questions plain and distinct, giving the references, and they shall be taken care of assoon as their turn on the waiting line permits.

If you like to have this printed friend come to your home regularly, also other free literature, sendyour name and address to info@gadsda.com or P.O. Box 23738, Waco, TX 76702.

David Elijah Jezreel

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Uganda Vanguard School Testimony and History

This school has shown God’s power to my brothers and sisters, as the following report will show.

After a split with Mt. Dale, brethren here in Uganda back in 2007, when some decided to cease affiliation with Mt. Dale and others chose to continue with them; we made the following arrangements:

Having a zeal for working together hand in hand with God’s instructions to curb the ever-increasing moral degeneracy around us, we determined by God’s grace to start a school under the names of MT. CARMEL LEVITICAL PRIMARY SCHOOL, under the motto TRUE EDUCATION, MAKES MAN WHOLESOME FOR TODAY AND ETERNITY. With the aim of an REPRODUCING INTELLECTUAL GIANT HERITAGE FOR OUR GOD.

In the first meeting held in 2007, we thank God because we had twelve pupils ready to begin. One of the members, Brother Ibrahim Sekabira, was determined by God’s grace to teach in the school. The school started with three classes with only one teacher who was paid 11USD as his monthly salary.

The classes were primary 1, primary 2, and primary 3. At this time, the school was operating from the home of Bro. and Sis. Walusimbi Fredie, and later it was transferred to the home of brother and sister Nsobya Steven.

We thank God because it continued its operation even though it wasn‘t officially registered to the national level and even without any affiliation abroad since the split had detached us from Mt. Dale.

After some time, we recruited a second teacher, Sis. Oliver Nakkazi, to assist the brother who was overburdened with the great responsibility. This sister was to be paid USD 9 as her monthly salary.

When it came to the year 2009, God made an outstanding provision for the school when one brother named Nsobya Steven donated a plot of land to construct the school structures. This was a great blessing for the school, and arrangements started right away to create a

temporary building.

Later Sis. Oliver was relieved from the teaching staff, and we recruited three other teachers: Sis. Martha Kabalwanyi, Bro. Ibrahim Mpanga and Sis. Specioza Ssekandi. These taught for about two years from the year 2011. At this time, our elder Sis. Theopista Nankya was the treasurer of the school.

SCHOOL BUILDINGS

After acquiring this plot of land, we thank God that we managed to set up a temporary building consisting of three separate apartments to cater to the classes we had. This temporary building was indeed temporary because local papyrus carpets separated it.

We began to extend this temporary building year after year according to our needs. Here is the temporary building we started with;

When it came to the year 2014 when this wonderful message of the 11th-Hour Church came to us, the school was under operation amidst several challenges and a lack of information on specific issues. We were still under the same temporary building used for classes and as a meeting place for the church. We conducted the two-week seminar with Bro. Maxwell Murunga and Bro. Fidelis Mutale in this same temporary building.

We later upgraded the building by buying some iron sheets and new tree poles to set up a firmer structure. The first one was in critical condition that even threatened the pupils’ health, security, and even the teachers working.

In 2015, we had now added the classes and even the number of pupils in the school. We had now six classes and 15 pupils and four teachers.

When it came to the year 2016, two teachers were recruited to replace the two. Sis. Annet Kusaasira was recruited to replace Sis. Martha and

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Bro. Kabugo Brian was recruited to replace. Sis. Specioza Ssekandi. In this year, when we hosted our Bro. David Owitti, together with Bro. Isaac Misiani, we conducted the seven-day seminar in our new temporary building, and sometimes we used to meet in the house of the school treasurer, especially during rainy moments. At this time, we started hearing about the TWO YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR UGANDA.

After that seminar with Bro. Owitti, a two years development plan was introduced. All Ugandan brethren anxiously welcomed this as an answer from our God towards our cries. We have been crying for Him, especially pleading for buildings and enough land to cater to the school needs and the church at large.

TWO YEARS DEVELOPMENT PLAN

This arrangement significantly strengthened our faith in the Lord. God indeed knows the needs of His children, especially to be able to forward the work ahead. What seemed to be a dream became a reality in 2017. When the Executive Council approved the plan, a magnificent building was built for the Lord’s school here in Uganda. From the humble beginning, as we have seen from this report, God did a great miracle by creating an excellent plan for this school.

This is our new building, which we use for school and church services at this time. Praise be to our God.

It is even a marvel to all the people in this area according to the beginning we had. No one expected this to happen to us. God has indeed raised the standard of His school.

The name of His school was changed from Mt. Carmel Levitical School to VANGUARD ACADEMY UGANDA.

This school has so far been able to prepare different students to sit for the national examinations—which ended the primary level

education in this country for three years. We thank God because the pupils have been performing well at the nation’s level in all these three years. This has also created a wonder for many people, but in all, we praise the Lord for this achievement. Many schools sit for exams, and some students end up failing, but this school of the Lord, I want to testify for Him, has never had any pupil failing the exams at the national level in all the three years we have been making it.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE SCHOOL

Right now, in 2021, we are rejoicing in the Lord. The school is in a magnificent building that serves as a dual purpose for classes and a meeting place for the church/meeting hall.

The school has four teachers, one cook, and the treasurer.

The current teachers are:
1. Bro. Ibrahim Sekabira being the headteacher;
2. Bro. Kabugo Brian;
3. Bro. Mpanga Ibrahim;
4. Sis. Annet Kusaasira;
5. Sis. Benah Nakyanzi being the cook; and
6. Sis. Nankya Teopista being the school treasurer.

We currently have 33 pupils in the school. The Lord has helped us overcome the challenge of school fees. We have been going through this challenge since the beginning of the school year 2007. The Eleventh-hour Church Scholarship Committee has provided the school fees for most of our pupils. This has enabled the school to cater to its daily needs.

May the Lord continue to bless the Executive Council as it leads and innovates ways to develop God’s schools in all divisions.

Let us continue to trust the Lord, for He can see us through to His soon coming kingdom.

Report compiled and written by Bro. Ibrahim Sekabira – The school headteacher.

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FEATURED

This is a personal message to you of how to prosper and enjoy life to the fullest measure. Prosperity and security are here guaranteed — insurance policy that knows no limit. I am, therefore, rushing this to you, and hope that you will enjoy it and profit by it. Here is how it works:

“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.” Mal. 3:1.

The promise here is that the Lord will send a messenger, and as the fourth chapter of Malachi is but a continuation of the story in the third, we are there told that the messenger is antitypical Elijah (Mal. 4:5), the one who is “to restore all things” (Matt. 17:11) and Inspiration of a later addition, and in a special message to the Seventh-day Adventist ministry warns:

“Prophecy must be fulfilled. The Lord says: ‘Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.’ Somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when he appears, men may say: ‘You are too earnest, you do not interpret the Scriptures

in the proper way. Let me tell you how to
teach your message.’” — “Testimonies to
Ministers,” pp. 475, 476.

There are two main points to note in these quotations: (1) that the message and messenger here mentioned are the very last; (2) that they are to restore all things, (3) that there is danger for some to make fools of themselves by daring to tell him how to teach his message — assuming to take God’s place!

This verse of Malachi three, as you will readily see, met only a partial, typical, fulfillment with John the Baptist, and that its antitypical fulfillment is now not only imminent but that aside from Christ’s first advent it is the most important. Let us now notice why most important:

The promise is that the Lord is to send a messenger, someone with a message, and that with It the messenger is to prepare the way for the Lord’s coming to His temple. The Lord’s purpose for coming, you will note, is to purify His Temple, the church, and in particular the Levites — the ministry:

“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

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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.” Mal. 3:2, 3.

No, not before this work is done for the ministry can they offer acceptable offerings to God, you note.

Plain it is that this chapter of Malachi was especially written for the faithful people of God at this very time, the time in which the purification of the church takes place, the time the good fish are put into vessels and the bad “cast away.” — Matt. 13:47, 48. After the purification takes place, you note, that

“Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years.” Mal. 4:4.

“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. For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” — Mal. 4:5, 6.

Here Inspiration explains how the Judgment for the Living begins, how the cleansing of the sanctuary on earth takes place (Dan. 8:14).And having unveiled His people’s shocking irresponsibility towards the unfortunate ones among them, and their taking advantage of others whenever possible, He then reassures that He changes not; that He is the same unerring and just God; that His ancient statutes and ordinances are ever lasting; that He has not changed them; that He will restore all things. He, as you will see, finally comes to the real trouble, then pleads His people accepts His remedy.

Says He:

“Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from Mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto Me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.

But ye said, Wherein shall we return?” Mal. 3:7.

Since His people still do not see wherein they have departed from His ordinances, He specifically points out and immediately pleads for action:

“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed Me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Mal. 3:8-10.

The phrase, “even this whole nation” robbing God is so because the old message, the “Judgment for the Dead, (for the proclamation of which the Seventh-day Adventist Denomination was specifically called forth), is now out of date as is the message of Noah’s flood, and as Denominational officials have already rejected the message of the Judgment for the Living but are still collecting tithes of the people, they as a nation (as a Denomination) are robbing God.

There are many precious truths contained in the Word of God but it is present Truth that the Flock needs now. (“Early Writings,” p. 63).

Note that not to the Levites, or to some other place or people but into God’s storehouse are the tithes and offerings to be brought. And for no other reason than that His storehouse may have the means to dispense spiritual food, “meat in due season.” These words definitely and positively show that the only support which the message of the purification for the church has for carring on its work is the tithes and the offerings from His faithful people; that in no other way could the message be dispensed; that in no other way could the expenses be paid. This is God’s reason for no plate passing now in our gatherings, for no money raising in any form, and for scattering our literature everywhere as the leaves of autumn without money and without price to the people. In other words, the literature, the ministers,

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and the Bible workers — those who bring the message of the hour to your door, are to be paid by the tithes and offerings that come to the Lord’s storehouse. God, therefore, asks His faithful people to gladly respond to His call and sufficiently to supply the need. He asks this not only for the prosperity of His storehouse, but for His people’s prosperity as well.

Why must the message bearers come to your door in order to bring the message to you? — Because, as you already know, most of the ministers have closed the church doors and the laity’s minds and hearts against the Lord’s message for today. This they have done in no lesser degree than the priests did in Christ’s day. The Lord way back in Jeremiah’s time foresaw that the angel (ministry) of the church of the Laodiceans would do this wicked thing against Him and His people so as to keep forever the Laodiceans in their self deception. Speaking of ancient Israel’s dispersion among the nations, and of antitypical Israel’s gathering, in the sixteenth chapter of Jeremiah’s prophecy Inspiration explains thus:

“Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them, and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.” (Jer. 16:16.)

Here you are plainly told that in the gathering time the servants of God are compelled first to fish His people, then to hunt them. Since our first contact with them has been through the literature, it, therefore, must be the fishing. Rightly so, too, because as it is scattered everywhere as the leaves of autumn, the fish come to examine it, find it good for food, take a bite and get hooked, so to speak. Now, however, we are in the hunting period, and we have already begun to hunt them, be they in the city or in the country, in places easy to get to, or in places hard to get to. Wherever they live, there they must be hunted, although it will not be a small easy task to catch at home something like 300,000 or more Adventists scattered throughout the United States alone, besides over 500,000 or more scattered throughout the foreign lands. This you see is mighty expensive work demanding many hunters with expensive chariots (cheaper ones

could not stand the task), covering hundreds of thousands of miles and requiring as many barrels of gasoline and oil. This is not a small task, proportionately there has never been the like, and will therefore take the united strength of every present Truth believer to keep them going and get the work done so that we can soon go to Glory Land.

Yes, it is a great undertaking and a great work with a great promise requiring multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars and all the able and willing bodies He can get to hunt hundreds of thousands of Seventh-day Adventists “in the holes and in the rocks” world over. To say a tremendous responsibility hardly describes the load, but as plain as day stands the fact that it is worthwhile, that we cannot fail, and that His people will respond both to the message and to the help of the Lord against the mighty. And how thankful we ought to be that everyone is given the privilege and the opportunity in one way or in another to share the “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

In the light of revealed Truth you now plainly see that God accepts only that which His Truth-loving and Kingdom-seeking people give willingly and cheerfully. He hates gifts obtained by begging, high pressuring, and campaigning. He challenges His people to prove Him, now in the gathering time, by wholeheartedly bringing their tithes and offerings to His storehouse of the Judgment of the Living and see if He will not open the windows of Heaven and pour down a blessing that there would not be room enough to receive. Then He reassures:

“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Mal. 3:11, 12.)

Now that the time has come for the Lord to openly manifest His power, anyone wishing prosperity and publicity can have them,

“For the time is come that Judgment must begin at the house of God: if it first begin

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at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (1 Pet. 4:17.)

Though we may have been in the class which the following words describes, yet we can return to Him and He will pardon and open our eyes so that we may now see that there is a difference between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not:

“Your words have been stout against Me, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against Thee? Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts? And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. (Mal. 3:13-15.)

“Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His name. And they shall be Mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.” (Mal. 3:16-18.)

Having returned to God and having tasted of this new experience with the Lord, His faithful people long to meet together and speak their blessings one to another. Being mindful of their gladness of heart, and of their longing to communicate His goodness one to another, He promises to write a book of everlasting remembrance.

We can now for sure take hold of God’s promises and make them our own. What a privilege and what an opportunity is now ours! Look and see what a difference there is between God’s method for supporting His work, and the Roman system that is now carried on by the church: plate-passing, high-powered speeches, Big Day, Book Day, high pressuring, campaigning, selling, auctioneering, Harvest Ingathering,

birthday offerings, Christmas-tree hangings, baby weighings, Dorcas sales, investment funds, and what not! As none of these squeezings are Biblical, and as all of them are Pagan in origin and condemned by the Scriptures, they could not possibly be considered freewill offerings. Search and see.

Instead of Sabbath-keeping the day is devoted to money raising, and instead of a house of worship, the church is turned into a den of thieves — disgusting to observers, and most discouraging for a member to invite a friend or a neighbor to a church service. Is there any wonder that God does not now bring many into the church (“Testimonies,” Vol. 6, p. 371)?

It was this sort of thing that aroused Luther to action as he saw the priests living in luxury by exploiting the people’s conscience and by making the poor poorer. True worship and God’s plan for supporting the work must now be restored.

If there is any revival and reformation needed in any line it is certainly needed in this line, and no one is excused from having a part in it if he but takes to heart the Word of God and if he refuses to comply with the afore mentioned abominations.

The message will soon reach every Seventh-day Adventist home and the “judgment in the house of God” (1 Pet. 4:17) will then begin; there is therefore, no time to waste. These things should now “engross the whole mind, the whole attention.”

Now in the day of restoration, Brother, Sister, God is calling you to arise to His plea:

“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” (Isa. 58:1.)

Be kind, but by no means be sympathetic with the sinner’s sin and do not try to cover the sin. For your own sake, and for the sake of the brethren’s life depart from the abominations and receive the mark of God’s deliverance from the slaughter weapons of the angels. Read Ezekiel nine and Isa. 66:15-17, 19, 20.

The Voice of God
Jezreel Letter No. 9

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Testimonies

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

My name is Sis. Dyenne Vreds, and I’m from Suriname. I have three lovely sons: Joel, Johnathan, and Jesse. I will testify in a nutshell how I came in contact with the Present Truth and how I’ve experienced it.

About seven years ago, I contacted the brothers and sisters of the 11th-Hour Church (Bro. Iwan Kortram, Bro. Lloyd van Niel, Sis. Selma van Niel, Sis. Phili van Niel, and Sis. Helga Kortram). I used to join online studies and prayer meetings. I was not committed back then, but I was somehow convinced that this message was the truth.

It was in 2015 that Bro. Lennox Sam came to Suriname for a study. We were in a group of 25 family members gathered at my uncle’s house. Bro. Sam explained the scriptures very well. He presented it in such a clear, enthusiastic, and joyful way that we didn’t want it to end. He was and still is a good teacher, also kind, friendly, and understanding. That day we were all blessed with the study and his presence. We were all convinced that God sent him, and we all wanted to know more about this present truth.

A year after Bro. Sam’s visit to Suriname, I had some health issues, lack of rest, stress, and overwork was the cause, so I quit one of my jobs. I continued working, but it got worse. My health was in danger, so I had to leave the other position and take care of my health. Sis. Helga and Bro. Iwan offered me help. I did the “Colon Hydro Therapy.” After a 10-day cure, I got my intestines cleansed at their clinic. They helped me a lot and gave me good advice about a healthy diet. They also told me about the health message, which is an essential subject in this Present Truth. I was healed, and I thank the Lord for my healing and the help of these beloved brothers and sisters who helped me through the whole process.

Years passed, and still, I did not study this Present Truth enough for myself. It even came to the point that I started to doubt if The Shepherd’s Rod message was the Present Truth, simply because I did not understand specific

topics, which made me question it all. I earnestly prayed to the Lord and asked Him to convince me again. I also asked Him if He would make all my family members, who also knew about this truth, believe it and study it more. God used Bro. Iwan, Bro. Lloyd and Sis. Helga. Once a week, they came to our house to give Bible studies. The Holy Spirit was doing His work. And we started to study more for ourselves.

“The Shepherd’s Rod Series of Volumes and Tracts” and “The Shepherd’s Rod Series of Symbolic Codes” of Bro. V.T. Houteff has many pages. When I used to look at them, I felt that I would never read it all before Christ’s return. But thank God for helping me study for myself. We also thank Him for the Dutch studies online from Bro. Lloyd van Niel and the reading groups we had online with the Suriname and Holland Division and the reading group where we read together out of the Shepherd’s Rod.

It was also a blessing when Bro. Jerry Cox came to Suriname in 2018 for a 2-week seminar. The studies, which were meant for 9th-hour believers to get to know more about the Present Truth, also helped me understand certain things better, and many questions I had were answered. I thank the Lord for that as well.

Thank the Lord for His patience and for answering all my prayers because I enjoy reading out of the Shepherd’s Rod and studying it for myself. And together with the online studies of Bro. Sam, and all the other online lessons, I understand the prophecies and all writings much better. It gives me joy and peace in my heart and also comforts me in difficult times.

Read the Present Truth for yourself and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Lord will answer many questions, and prophecies will be explained. I haven’t read it all, but I thank God for what I’ve read up till now.

I am so thankful for all the brothers and sisters who helped me and all of us to understand and explain the Present Truth. And I pray that everyone who will get in contact with this Present

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Truth will be blessed and that we will live this truth so we may all be prepared for and be in God’s soon-coming Kingdom! God Bless you all!!

Sister Dyenne Vreds,
Western H., Suriname, Lelydorp

HISTORY OF PRESENT TRUTH – ST. LUCIA, W.I.

No one can stop the elect from receiving Present Truth

Present Truth came to me, and the Waco (2500) Secretary asked me to get rid of it while she belittled the sender, Bro. Lennox Sam. Thank God it was not in me to chase away things before checking them out. It was not time for me to eat this butter and honey, so my computer would not play the DVDs.

For three years, I kept the package. During that time, I had a total of three visits, each a weeklong by two ministers from Waco Headquarters. I discussed and shared all there was to share with them, but the Lord kept the package hidden in my home. I never remembered anything about the DVDs.

Oh, Praise His Holy Name, the appointed time had come, and I bought an external DVD drive and then not knowing what was on these DVDs, I began feasting on them, and I couldn’t stop playing them for the content was so sweet and true. After playing them about ten times, I had to find Bro. Sam, ask questions, and here am I today, still rejoicing and feasting on Present Truth for my generation.

It’s like almost being dead and brought back to life. When I received the Truth from Wave- Sheaf Ministry, it was a repeat of what happened when I became a Seventh-day Adventist. It reminded me of my commitment from the beginning that the same zeal I had in the world before I met Jesus, I will have the same and more for the cause of God in my Christian walk.

In 2013 when I heard that there would be a seminar in Africa, I requested to have one also in St. Lucia, and that truly began the journey of Present Truth on the island. It forced me to visit and invite every Davidian on the island that I

could reach, both active and inactive. What an experience to meet so many inactive Davidians that I never knew before.

The seminar was a blessing, especially to me, Bro. Annius Jn. Marie and Sis Patricia Verpret, who traveled from Martinique to learn more of the Truth directly from Bro. Sam.

Bro. Annius testifies as follows: “I became an Adventist in 2008, and I was introduced to the Rod message in 2010 and had studies on and off until 2013 when Bro. Sam came to St Lucia. After Bro Sam left St Lucia, I got a dream, and in the dream, the voice told me what this man is saying is the Truth, and from there, I was convinced that this is the Truth. Out of all those in my district, I am the only one that accepted.

We have had much opposition during the past seven years. Many have come and gone as we know that Truth has never been attractive to the majority. Nevertheless, to date, four of us are fully grounded, with fellowship cards. Bro Annius Jn. Marie, Bro Simon Cox and his wife Shemida Cox and myself Bro. Jerry Cox. Like “fish come to examine it, find it good for food, take a bite and get hooked, so to speak.” {JL9: 5.2}

Bro. Jerry Cox

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Greetings in Jesus Christ, my Brothers, and Sisters,

I thank God for the message of the Shepherd’s Rod, which encompasses a series of principles that people should know in order to enter the Kingdom of God. I received this message in Haiti in 2006 from a Sister from the United States. I was delighted to hear this message at every meeting, and as time wen t on, I dutifully read all the different pocket literature I had. Several questions came to my mind during my reading, but many of them were addressed unsatisfactorily upon asking.

In 2008 I traveled to Chile with all the pocket literature I had and stood against all odds reading and rereading them until I met Sister Patricia Verpret, with whom we began studying. After one or two years, she shared the Truth about the Wave-Sheaf brought by Bro. Lennox Sam with me, at which point I began finding the answers to all the questions I had.

I had for so many years been giving thanks to God for all of His blessings. I am now advancing in the message of Present Truth. I am sharing the Shepherd’s Rod with Brothers and Sisters who didn’t know the message. We now have three families and one Sister studying the message of Present Truth and supporting the 11th-Hour Church through tithes and offerings. I know that, as inspiration says, many of the jewels found in the 9th-hour Church must be gathered, by the Lord, into the 11th-hour Church. God is awaiting our cooperation to go and get them.

I bless the Name of the Lord because He is the Master and Architect of the universe, and He always has plans to save His children, praise be to His Name!

Bro. Jean Edvard Louis,

Santiago, Chile

ALL THE WAY, MY SAVIOUR LED ME

THE MORAVIAN PERIOD

I was born and raised in a family that attended the Moravian Church. It was not until my mother, a faithful believer, went to rest in her grave that the Lord led us out of the Sunday

Church straight into the Shepherd’s Rod message. Before this incident, I was a faithful tithe-paying believer partaking with my children in every activity done in that Sunday-keeping Church. However, I was not satisfied and found that their gatherings were more social meetings, and we were not growing spiritually.

THE PERIOD IN DAVIDIA

The Lord in His providence had already placed a Sister who had become an SDA in our family. When we asked ourselves when we would see our dear mother again, the answers came from the Bible. These answers led to Bible studies with a Davidian Brother, and out of the six children, four of us became members of Mt. Carmel Center, Mt. Dale, in 1998. We went through all the storms of the controversial topics, which are still confusing some today, but the Lord held us firmly to that which we knew was the Present Truth.

THE ELEVENTH-HOUR CHURCH PERIOD

In 2015, the Lord found us worthy to be granted the understanding of progressive Truth. The unadulterated Shepherd’s Rod message without the dross of human devisings is what I am feasting on even today.

May the Lord keep guiding us on the Royal road to His Kingdom, for He really knows how to save.

Sis. Phili Kortram van Niel

Suriname

OF UNDAUNTED COURAGE

Praises to our Lord and Savior, Who has bountifully showered our end with His endless blessings! I am writing these few lines to bring you tidings from Lumakanda /Eldoret Area, Kenya. The Conference men are enraged and issuing out ex-communications against Shepherd’s Rod believers. Being the bedrock of the entrance of Present Truth in Kenya, the North-West Conference men are alarmed that soon the ‘poisonous’ yeast of the message will leaven their churches everywhere.

Brother Gilbert and Brother Lumumba have already been severally arrayed before the

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police and church board meetings to answer malicious charges against them by the Elders. Yet, yet in all these occasions, God has granted them favor with men! As it is the enemy’s determined aim to squash the messengers of Truth, we solicit your prayers to overcome the spirit of compromise and lukewarmness pervading the ranks of our churches and stand strong under the banner of Prince Immanuel to represent the Present Truth.

Bro. Michael Chivolo Murunga

Eldoret/Lumakanda Area,

Kenya.

Bro. N. Getanda

Towards the end of 2009, Management assigned me to work several miles away from home. I was not too fond of the place, but my workmates persuaded me to go. Upon arrival, we were each posted to different locations, and I was left to stand alone. Away from home, relatives, and acquaintances, I had none to confide in except God. My trust in Him strengthened, and I drew closer to Him as a young man about 21 years of age.One day I was required to work on Sabbath, something I had never done since my childhood. I had no house, slept on the company office floor without blanket or mattress, I had no proper food, and I owned absolutely nothing; but I lived with the hope that one day I would own something out of this work – thus I had every excuse to work on the Sabbath, as many told to me. This was a test of Christianity.I refused, and my supervisor angrily told me to choose either the Sabbath or work. I told him that I was only informing him and not seeking his permission to go worship. The supervisor was maddened with anger, and since it was the security industry, disobedience to the command would mean immediate dismissal. I purposed in my heart that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Whom I had known since my childhood, must be obeyed, so I defied the orders and went to church.

Sunday morning, when I went back to work, I was told by the supervisor that I wait for my manager the next day, and when he arrived, having prior information of my case, was furious with me and told me that he would

teach me a lesson; but guess what? The opposite happened. When my case was presented before headquarters, it was determined that my case was not among the cases that demand dismissal. This faithfulness led to my being promoted to supervisor.

While in this office after promotion, one Brother found me reading the Desire of Ages and the Great Controversy, which I used to know as the only E. G. WHITE writings. They were my treasure; I could read and read again. So in my sincerity, only the study of Matthew 20 had opened my eyes after a time with him. So I received the Shepherd’s Rod message the same year and became a Davidian afterward.

The most interesting part of this journey is that I never knew that there were several Davidian groups. After joining 2500 Mt. Carmel Dr. as a Davidian, we received lessons and some study guides, Symbolic Codes, etc. One day I saw a quotation concerning Bro. Sam Lennox and his harvest study with some small excerpts attached in our quarterlies, I had to read it. I then told the brother, who brought it to my attention, that what I read makes a lot of sense other than what I have been reading from the quarterlies.

We didn’t follow up further because we never knew how to reach him. Though we dismissed the idea, we later received his video presentation entitled THE DAY OF RECKONING. Having a desire to understand the truth, I listened with openness, and the Truths and points presented were irresistible. Only positive truth was brought forth. Later we called, and we had a one-on-one meeting, and honestly, we declare unto you all that the truth of the first of the Firstfruits, Day of Reckoning, and the Wave-Sheaf, is present truth. Please make your investigation before it is too late: Jeremiah 8:20.

Thanks for reviving the Symbolic Code series again.

God bless you.

Bro. Nelson Getanda, Kenya, Africa.

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The Treasurer’s Corner

of the Executive Council

LET US REMEMBER……

In Ten Symbolic Code Number Two, the last, before the prophet of God passed away, the following was brought to the attention of the members of the 11th Hour Church:

“…the Lord expects His people gladly to support His cause, first by their tithes and offerings, and then by selling all if they would enter into life eternal. It was stated that he who faithfully meets the first of His requirements, tithes, and offerings, will at last, with joy, go all the way by selling all when God gives the command. Thus may he joyfully buy the field with great treasure.” {10SC2: 11.3}

Procedures in Returning Tithes

Here are two methods that can be used to return your tithes to the USA Headquarters:

  1. Using the Website Online: paying by Stripe or Paypal
  2. Mailing to the P.O. Box 23738, Waco, TX 76702

Here are several methods that can be used to return your tithes in the African Field: Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia:

  1. Mpesa: sending money through the phone to the Treasurer;
  2. Deposit into the bank; and
  3. Using an agent to send the money.

Here are two methods that can be used to return tithes in the French Field, Holland/ Suriname:

  1. Depositing in the bank account; and
  2. Transfer from bank to bank.

The Executive Treasurer

–Sis. Patricia Verpret

Hymnal Report

A GREAT BLESSING OR A TERRIBLE CURSE

Music is one of the beautiful gifts that the Lord has been pleased to give us. The heavenly melodies can change our moods, cheer us, encourage, build us, and is also a way to teach us incredible spiritual lessons. Earlier on, during the days of the Adventist pioneers, the Spirit of Truth admonished us that “Music, when not abused, is a great blessings; but when put to a wrong use, it is a terrible curse.” Vol. 1 p. 497. “Music was made to serve a holy purpose, to lift the thoughts to that which is pure, noble, and elevating, and to awaken in the soul devotion and gratitude to God.” Patriarchs and Prophets p. 594.

The Hymnal Committee was set up in 2018 to edit the hymns that church members are composing. Because of the Truth’s sweetness at this time, church members have been encouraged to express the Truth in hymns and songs. The Committee meets on average twice a week to edit the hymns. The Committee members are most grateful to God for this privilege to work for Christ in this noble work, and the experience gained is indeed valuable to our Spirituality. The following are the current members of the Hymnal Committee and their contact details.

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After two years of working, the Committee is pleased to announce the Eleventh Hour Church hymnal document’s release. The hymnal has not yet been published in a book, but a sharable pdf version was released earlier this Gregorian year to the church members. We shared it on the major Eleventh Hour Church social media groups. Together with the hymnal was a link to the google drive containing the hymns’ recordings for the members to learn how to sing them. These hymns’ primary focus is to sing our present Truth as it advances and grows sweeter and sweeter. Therefore, let every church member join us in giving praise and thanksgiving to our God for His graces and mercies that He hath enabled us to do this work for Him. We intend to continue editing the hymns, and the next version we expect to be released slightly before or at the end of this fiscal year. We also wish to continue working on the music website and have it released sooner by God’s grace. We plan to publicize the hymnal in more efficient ways and encourage more and more members to compose. The Committee is also receiving poems, and we will organize them and place them on the website. Finally, the Committee encourages the members to write the hymns for the children, making them as simple as possible for their growing minds. May God be with this work and bless you all. Amen.

Google Drive link to the recordings of the hymns: https://bit.ly/3u9M6hZ

TOOLS:

  • Blender

HEALTHY GARLIC DRINK

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4-5 cloves of garlic.
  • 3 tbs. Coconut or olive oil.
  • 0.1 liters (1/3 cup) of water.
  • 1 liter (4.2 cups) of soy, almond or coconut milk.
  • 2-3 tbs. Pure honey, or 3 tbs. Palm sugar, or 3 dates.
  • 15 sweet almonds.
  • 2-3 bitter almonds.
  • 1 heavy disk of ginger.
  • ½ tsp. Himalayan, Celtic, or Sea salt
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin seeds.
  • 1 tsp. Sunflower seeds.
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper.

PREPARATION:

Step 1: Bring the milk to a boil.

Step 2: Add these smoothie ingredients to the blender: peeled garlic, oil, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, ginger, and the water, and mix them finely together.

Step 3: Add honey, cayenne, and salt, and mix.

Step 4: Lastly, add the milk and mix.

Step 5: Pour immediately into serving glasses.

Step 6: Bless the drink and enjoy.

 

TO YOUR HEALTH!

This drink is a potent drink and will boost the immune system quickly.

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Davidian Youth and
Young Adults

The Davidian Youth and Young Adult, acronym DYAYA, was first heard of during the Day of Days celebration in 2018 from Minister Lennox Sam. It was the theme for the year ahead, to work for and with our Youth and Young Adults. The DYAYA Society was organized to give the youths and young adults a forum to meet and encourage each other in keeping the faith, learn the Present Truth and be an active force in the march to the Kingdom of God. In 2020 DYAYA was placed under the umbrella of the Ministerial Department, and a ten-day convocation was held from the 19th of August to 29th, 2020. The various Divisions were asked to submit names of proposed leaders for the DYAYA to take office in an unofficial capacity until confirmed by Bro. Sam. The names submitted are as follows:

KENYA DIVISION:

Chairperson: Bro. Brian Gisore (Rongai Area)

Secretary: Sis. Diana Onyiego (Shauri Moyo Area)

Youth Rep: Bro. Antony Muela (Masii Area)

ZAMBIA DIVISION:

Chairperson: Bro. Brighton Chakwila (Lusaka Area)

Secretary: Bro. Lameck Moyo (Monze Area)

Youth Rep: Bro. Leon Chongwe (Mazabuka Area)

UGANDA DIVISION:

Chairperson: Bro. Ibrahim Sekabira (Kampala Area)

Secretary: 

Youth Rep: Sis. Irene Mugala

THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE:

Chairperson: Bro. Denny Vreds (Lelydorp, Suriname)

Secretary: Sis. Edwina Henry (Florida, USA)

Youth Rep: None as at now

The DYAYA Society consists of active Youths (being those between ages 12 and 20, inclusive) and Young adults (being between ages 21 and 34, inclusive) of the 11th hour Church who are willing to be trained according to God’s will and be equipped for service so that they can go and reach out to others.

ACTIVITIES

The Davidian Youths and Young Adults’ activities in the Church have been mainly online. On the 11th of September 2020, we created a WhatsApp group for all Youths and Young Adults. Every second Sunday of the month, the Youths and Young Adults meet to have discussions on various topics of interest to them and share studies and discussions from the Word of God. These sessions have been a great help to those who do attend. They help a great deal in assisting them in understanding how to study and

present the Truth.

Every day at 6 AM East Africa Time, 5 AM Central Africa Time, being 9 PM US Central Time, a five-minute devotional reading and prayer is shared in the WhatsApp group. This reading is done on a rotational basis from amongst the members. The reading goes a great way to encourage the members, and at the same time, to help the readers have exposure.

FROM THE DIVISIONS

The Kenya Division Chapter of the DYAYA Society is working on a Music Ministry. Those who are interested and able to come together to form a WhatsApp group. Their goal is to sing and record songs with the Present Truth Message. They are endeavoring to have the audios and videos done soon, funds are being collected towards this end.

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Zambia Division has had meetings where they have set out their projections towards identifying the Society’s purpose and have outlined various measures to achieve them. Several objectives are listed below:

      1. Living the Truth;
      2. Visiting one another and often calling and sending “Hello” messages to each other;
      3. Winning every Zambia Division DYAYA to the WhatsApp group;
      4. Encouraging each other to read the E.G. White books that were published for young believers, such as MYP, AH, and MCP;
      5. Engaging ourselves in recreational activities so that we may not be enticed into sinful amusements;
      6. Organizing DYAYA camp meetings to get to know each other and share skills, testimonies, and experiences;
      7. Encouraging DYAYA members to finish reading the Rod by giving weekly updates on their reading accomplishments and their projected date of completion;
      8. Actively engaging our Youths in church activities such as Sabbath welcoming programs;
      9. Encouraging one another when they make a mistake when presenting the message, rather than discouraging them;
      10. Emphasizing the importance of having Christ within us and having lessons on conversion; and
      11. By reviewing our fundamental beliefs during our meetings and having Zoom discussions on different topics such as Sacred music, Sacred Poetry, Sacred history, Computer lessons, and Farming basics.

As DYAYA,

We Dare to be ‘a Daniel’,

We Dare to Stand Alone,

We Dare to Have a Purpose Firm,

We Dare to Make it Known;

EVEN AS WE

Stand Like the Brave,

With our Faces to the Foe.

CHILDBEARING

Children are the heritage of the Lord, and we are answerable to Him for our management of His property. . . In love, faith, and prayer, let parents work for their households, until with joy they can come to God saying, “Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me.” {AH 159.2}

A childless house is a desolate place. The hearts of the inmates are in danger of becoming selfish, of cherishing a love for their own ease, and consulting their own desires and conveniences. They gather sympathy to themselves, but have little to bestow upon others. {AH 159.3}

Last year, as a result of the natural Treatment from the Balm of Gilead Clinic, one of our childless married couples gave birth to their first little lamb; we hope for many more successful Treatments. We have since experienced positive results with women who desired to have children from this Treatment.

THE GROWTH OF INFERTILE WOMEN IS STEADILY INCREASING

One of the common causes of female infertility is:

Failure to ovulate, caused by vaccination at a younger age – especially in Africa. This is one of the most common causes which occurs in 40% of women with infertility issues. Not ovulating can result from several reasons, such as:

  • Lifestyle and environmental factors.
  • Problems in the menstrual cycle.
  • Structural problems in the reproductive system.
  • Infections.
  • Failure of an egg to mature appropriately.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Primary ovary insufficiency.
  • Uterine fibroids.
  • Autoimmune disorders.

In the next Symbolic Code, we will cover more on this subject.

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Pioneers

The True Pioneers in the Return to Waco

In 1986, the Davidian Association in Mountaindale, NY, merged with the Davidian Association of Yucaipa, California. They did not have copies of the Symbolic Codes published by Brother Houteff, and the only Codes they had were those published by Sis. Houteff. Sometime after this merger, the Symbolic Codes published by the prophet surfaced. In them, the Truth of the Waco Location’s permanency was found, a Truth that was not received by the vast majority of the laity and none of the leadership.

Mountaindale’s 1988 Session tabled the “Waco Issue,” as it was called, and appointed a factfinding committee to spy out the Waco land and report to the next Session in 1990. Needless to say, their findings were not in favor of returning to Waco even though the report stated that it was not written to persuade any for or against the “Waco Issue.” Nonetheless, it conveniently said hearsay by a former member of Bro. Houteff’s Executive Council and gave an evil report against relocating to Waco. Only the few Davidians with the spirit of Joshua and Caleb voted for the return to Waco after reading the findings of the so-called fact-finding committee. The 1990 Mountaindale Session voted against relocating to Waco.

But back in 1988, two of the Mountaindale teachers had shared the Location truth with several new converts in Boston, Massachusetts, namely: Bro. Carl and Sis. Joyce Huggins, Sis. Alethia Blount, Bro. Noah and Sis. Katherine Peniston, among others, and even before the biased fact-finding report was published, the Lord placed it in the hearts of these few new converts the desire to obey the Rod and return to the permanent home location for the proclamation

of the sealing message to the Laodiceans. Therefore, stirred by the Spirit of the rejected Location Truth, the true pioneers of the return to Waco organized themselves in 1988 as an Association and began making preparations to return to Waco. Thus, the Lord’s storehouse was transferred for the rejection of the location Truth.

On August 28, 1989, the newly formed Association purchased a house located at 2239 Lake Ridge Circle, Waco, Texas, 76710, on antitypical Mt. Carmel. God’s storehouse was back home. As the first Treasurer of the new Association, Sis. Alethia Blount moved to Waco to set up camp with only a couch that served to sit and sleep and pots, pans, and a few dishes to serve and eat. Brother and Sister Huggins later joined Sis. Blount in Waco. These faithful pioneers by faith claimed Mt. Carmel property for God’s work as they walked around it Sabbath after Sabbath, praying for the Lord to return this location to His people. They saw the evidence of things not seen become things seen in 1991 when the Presbyterians decided it was time for them to sell their Mt. Carmel church property and move to their new location. The listing realtor informed the pioneers before the property was placed on the market for others to see. He was the same realtor who helped them acquire the house on Lake Ridge Circle.

Meanwhile, at the Mountaindale Association, trouble was brewing for a certain influential individual who was about to be fired. Threatened with unemployment and knowing that the pioneers in Waco were always pleading with them to join them, he recognized a favorable opportunity, orchestrated excellent political maneuvers, and an emergency Session was called,

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and a vote to relocate the Association to Waco was secured. These were the same people that did not want to relocate in 1988 and 1990. Why did the special Session in 1991 vote to relocate the HQ to Waco? The answer is favorable opportunities, but what man meant for self-interest; God used for His interest.

The pioneers already in Waco were so glad thinking that the rest of their brethren had accepted the Location Truth, not knowing it was not about Truth, but for favorable circumstances, they gladly turned over everything to the newcomers and subordinated themselves to their leadership. They were all staying at 2239 Lake Ridge Circle. They happily welcomed and made room for their new leaders, not knowing that the leadership would shortly have a closing on the property and not mention it, yet they stayed in the same house! The 1991 newcomers made an offer for $250,000.00. The Presbyterians finally settled for $285,000.00 and carried two mortgages: one for $210,000.00 and a second for $20,000.00. One of the original 1988 believers of the Location Truth borrowed the down payment from his mother to finalize the deal. Not one of the pioneers was invited to the table of the historical repurchase of part of antitypical Mt. Carmel. The 1991 Ishmaelite leadership did not like the history

the way God wrote it, so they re-wrote it and proudly stated so on the front cover of the first Symbolic Code published by the Waco Association in 1991 entitled, “Re-Writing History.”

God brought them out of Mountaindale, not for them to become more corrupt than they were in Mountaindale, but rather to advance in Truth, exalt Christ, and lift the standard high; instead, they followed the example of the Jews after they returned from exile in Babylon. Again, the Lord sent another Truth applicable for the present time in 2003, informing His people that there must be a purification of Davidians first since we are the first of the first fruits of the harvest. In 2007, when several Davidian groups’ leaderships finally rejected that Truth, the Lord transferred His Storehouse to Wavesheaf Ministries.

The three pioneers mentioned above that first moved to Waco accepted the Purification of Davidians Truth. Sadly, Sis. Huggins went to sleep in 2009 and was buried beside the pioneers of 1935. Brother Huggins and Sister Blount are still rejoicing in the Truth. Wavesheaf Ministries is now known as The Davidian Seventh-day Adventists Association, located on the antitypical Mount Carmel hill in Waco, Texas.

GOD’S PREVENTION OR MAN’S
VACCINATION – WHICH?

WHAT SHALL WE DO FOR CORONA OR ANY OTHER VIRUS? BE IT NATURE’S PANGS OR MAN’S PLANS?

Cleanliness: read pages 97 to 102 in the Leviticus of Davidian Seventh-day Adventists.

And do not forget that even more essential to health are freshwater, sunshine, pure fresh air, and outdoor exercise. {EW: 45.2}

Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power–these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature’s remedial agencies and how to apply them. It is essential both to understand the principles involved in the treatment of the sick and to have a practical training that will enable one rightly to use this knowledge. {MH 127.2}

Make friends. Be cheerful and calm at all times. Remember that “a merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dried the bones.” Prov. 17:22. Fears, rages, great burdens and anxieties, increase the volume of gastric secretion, causing acid stomach and gastric ulcers. {EW: 81.1}

“The relation that exists between the mind and the body is very intimate. When one is affected, the other sympathizes. The condition of the mind affects the health to a far greater degree than many realize. Many of the diseases from which men suffer are the result of mental

(Continued on pg. 26)

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Family Life and Health

Dearly, beloved family of the Eleventh-Hour Church, we are happy to bring you some news and updates from the Family Life and Health Department.

“The doctrine of health reform is said to be ‘the right hand and arm of the Third Angel’s Message,’ and that the medical work is ‘the right hand of the message.’” {SR2: 179.2}

THE DEPARTMENT CAME INTO EXISTENCE ON FEBRUARY 2019.

From the moment we started, we have experienced the Lord’s blessings continually in our efforts to relieve the ailments of the sick among us.

The Lord gave His word to ancient Israel that if they would cleave strictly to Him and do all His requirements, He would keep them from all the diseases He had brought upon the Egyptians, but this promise was given on the condition of obedience. Had the Israelites obeyed the instruction they received and profited by their advantages, they would have been the world’s object lesson of health and prosperity. The Israelites failed to fulfill God’s purpose and thus were unable to receive the blessings that might have been theirs.

We who are called Spiritual Israel today are privileged to receive all these blessings promised to ancient Israel.

“…Like faithfulness today will produce like results. To us, it is written, ‘Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”’ 1 Peter 2:9. {CD 26.3}

 

THE FLHD HAS THE FOLLOWING SUBDEPARTMENTS:

THE BALM OF GILEAD CLINIC

This is an online virtual clinic where brethren of the Church can come when they are sick or spend some time gathering more knowledge about whatever they want to know concerning health.

The Clinic is divided into two sections, one for the sisters and the other for the brothers.

THE CELESTIAL KITCHEN

“Cooking is no mean science, and it is one of the most essential in practical life. It is a science that all women should learn, and it should be taught in a way to benefit the poorer classes. To make food appetizing and at the same time simple and nourishing, requires skill; but it can be done. Cooks should know how to prepare simple food in a simple and healthful manner, and so that it will be found more palatable, as well as more wholesome, because of its simplicity.” 378 {CCh 222.5}

In our kitchen, healthful food is being prepared by a Committee:

  • that makes sure that wholesome, palatable food with the right food combinations is served;
  • that gives advice also in the various WhatsApp groups of the organization; and
  • who takes care of recipes and creates “Eleventh Hour Recipes,” which come from our brethren in the different Divisions.

PRAYER BANDS

OUR MISSION

To humble their hearts before God in intercessory prayers and fasting on behalf of their Eleventh-Hour Church family, friends, and the sick amongst them, so they may receive His pardoning grace, draw nigh to Him and have Him unlock His treasures to them.

For a year now, every Wednesday morning, the Band members come together from 6 AM to 7 AM US CT to petition the Lord’s Mercy Throne with the prayer requests which were gathered

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during the week from church members, families, and friends.

Prayers are being answered, and once a month, thank-offering, praise, and testimonies are being offered unto the Lord.

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

“The Lord calls for volunteers to enter His army. Sickly men and women need to become health reformers. God will cooperate with His children in preserving their health, if they eat with care, refusing to put unnecessary burdens on the stomach. He has graciously made the path of nature sure and safe, wide enough for all who walk in it. He has given for our sustenance the wholesome and healthgiving productions of the earth”. {CD 39.3}

“He who does not heed the instruction God has given in His word and in His works, he who does not obey the divine commands, has a defective experience. He is a sickly Christian. His spiritual life is feeble. He lives, but his life is devoid of fragrance. He fritters away precious moments of grace”. {CD 39.4}

ORGANIZATION

We are still currently organizing the Health Department.

My dear Brother, my dear Sister, come and let us work together in the Vineyard of the Lord.

Are you zealous? Do you already have experience working as a medical missionary? Contact us, and the Lord will also have work for you to do in this essential Department.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ARE:

Sis. Helga Kortram (Director)
Sis. Edna Twara (Ass.Director)
Bro. Lloyd van Niel (Secretary)
Sis. Phili van Niel (Treasurer)
Sis. Huguette Suivant (member)
Sis. Josseline Samy (member)
Sis. Lungowe Mwiya (member)
Sis. Sylvia Kayanga (member)
Bro. Iwan Kortram (member)
Bro. Lennox Sam (Counselor).

Ministerial Report

“Unmistakably, therefore, the clear light shedding forth from type, from testimonies of the prophets, and from history, identify the message of the Rod as the only one ordained to lead the latter-day church, freed from sin and sinners, into the land of promise, when ‘the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.’ Luke 21:24. ‘In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed.’ Dan. 2:44. That day has come, and the Rod of God is here to effect that ‘great reformatory movement among God’s people’-(Testimonies, Vol. 9, p. 126), to give ‘power and force to the Third Angel’s Message’– (Early Writings, p. 277), so that, ‘clad in the armor of Christ’s righteousness, the church …’ fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners,’ may ‘go forth into all the world, conquering

and to conquer.”–Prophets and Kings, p. 725. {ABN3: 23.2}

In the light of this statement, the Ministerial Department has from its inception ministered to the sheep not only through personal Bible studies but also via spreading the pure Rod through videos, social media platforms, etc. Midweek Prayer Meetings are held every Tuesday at 8 P.M., monthly School of the Prophets every second Sabbath at 7 A.M., and weekly Western Hemisphere Sabbath Afternoon studies every Sabbath at 3 P.M (all times being USA Central Time, CT). Both Adventists and Davidians are invited and allowed to ask questions after each presentation, except for Prayer Meeting, wherein participation is at the end with praise, thanksgiving, and testimonies.

Webinar IDs for these meetings are as follows (Passcode: 1 for all meetings):

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Midweek Prayer Meeting: 989 2478 5827
School of the Prophets: 940 2826 1432
Western Hemisphere Sabbath Afternoon: 940 4716 3414

Pastoral counseling on baptism, marriage, personal encouragements, etc., is regularly conducted, and currently, Church members are receiving virtual visitations from the minister every last Sunday of each month. Since ministering is not only the ordained minister’s work, brothers, sisters, and youth take part collectively and separately in this great work of reformation. Of course, this department does not pass by the spiritual or physical needs of the elderly, sick, poor, widows, and orphans.

Any Church member can request ministerial counseling at any time by contacting the Ministerial Department secretary at mdsec@ gadsda.com.

“Indeed, … He chose to have the faithful builders hold the sword in one hand and the bricks in the other hand (Neh. 4:17, 18). Their work was as hard, if not harder than ours is, but they were faithful at it, and we cannot afford to be any less faithful. Yes, they did as much working as they did teaching. They taught not only religion, but building, too.” {1TG9: 13.3}

Ministerial Dept. Secretary
Sis. Phili Kortram-van Niel

Family Life

This Department started in February 2019 with the Health Department and was combined to form the Family Life and Health Department (FLHD).

The goal to advise and support the Eleventh- Hour Church families proved to be a great success, and the church experienced the Lord’s bountiful blessings from the work of this ministry.

“Young ladies should be thoroughly instructed in cooking. Whatever may be their circumstances in life, here is knowledge which may be put to a practical use. It is a branch of education which has the most direct influence upon human life, especially the lives of those held most dear. Many a wife and mother who has not had the right education, and lacks skill in the cooking department, is daily presenting her family with ill-prepared food which is steadily and surely destroying the digestive organs, making a poor quality of blood, and frequently bringing on acute attacks of inflammatory disease, and causing premature death.” — “Counsels on Health,” p. 145. {2SC3,4: 16.2.3}

Because of these warnings, we started with the Celestial Kitchen, which is a means to help our Eleventh-Hour Church members develop skills in a significant part of their daily family activities called cookery. Online cooking classes will soon be a part of our ministry.

MARRIAGE

“With the institution of Sabbath, so must God restore that of marriage. The words of Christ: ‘For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in Heaven’ (Matt. 22:30), reveal that we have lost sight of the true marriage institution. And as God has not yet fully made known to us the state of our future life, we are, just now, unable fully to comprehend either the marriage or the family relationship after the resurrection.” {3SC2: 7.2.3}

We organize presentations about Marriage, Birth Control, etc., every last Sunday of the month. We also read from the Adventist Home and those crucial passages in the Symbolic Code concerning family life to come up to the soon-coming Kingdom’s required standard.

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COUNSELING THE 11TH HOUR CHURCH FAMILY

This section is one of the essential parts of the Family Life Department. As minister and coordinator of the Family Life and Health Department, Bro. Sam is currently meeting with all the families and members of the church. Those who have met with Bro. Sam enjoyed their first meeting and are looking forward to their next appointment with him.

(God or Man – Which? Continued from pg. 20)

depression. Grief, anxiety, discontent, remorse, guilt, distrust, all tend to break down the life forces and to invite decay and death… Courage, hope, faith, sympathy, love, promote health and prolong life. A contented mind, a cheerful spirit, is health to the body and strength to the soul.” — Ministry of Healing, p. 241. {EW: 81.2}

Follow the eighty/twenty health plan, and whatever can be eaten raw, do not cook. Cleanse your digestive system at least twice a year.

THESE FOOD ITEMS ARE NATURAL ANTIBIOTICS AND BODY CLEANSERS WHICH MUST NEVER BE ABSENT IN OUR HOMES: GARLIC; TUMERIC; GINGER; LEMONS; CAYENNE PEPPER;

CHARCOAL.

Return to the Old Paths.

Thus, saith the LORD, stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16

“We have wandered away from the old landmarks. Let us return. If the Lord be God, serve him; if Baal, serve him. Which side will you be on?”–Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 137. {ABN2: 71.2}

“The church has turned back from following Christ her Leader, and is steadily retreating toward Egypt!” And that “the faithful city is become an harlot;” and that “My Father’s house is made a house of merchandise, a place whence the divine presence and glory have departed.” See, “Testimonies for the Church,” Vol. 5, p. 217; Vol. 8, p. 250; Vol. 5, p. 211. {3SC11-12: 10.2.5}

“Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from Mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto Me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. ….” Mal. 3:7.

Deu. 7:15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all [them] that hate thee.

Upcoming Events

Teacher’s School of the Prophets, 1st Sabbath of Every Month
7:00 AM CST, Email for Invite, Adjust for your area

General School of the Prophets, 2nd Sabbath of Every Month
7:00 AM CST, Adjust for your area
Zoom#: 940 2826 1432, Passcode: 1

Sabbath Afternoon Study, 3:00 PM CST, Adjust for your area
Zoom#: 940 4716 3414, Passcode: 1

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, 8:00 PM CST
Zoom#: 989 2478 5827, Passcode: 1

Davidian Princes and Priests (DPPS) 2nd/Last Wednesday
8:00 PM CST, Zoom#: 964 6277 5768, Passcode: 1

Queen Esther Sister Society, 8:00 PM Central Time, 1st/3rd Wed.
8 PM CST, Zoom#: 959 0403 4695, Passcode: 7

Teacher’s School of the Prophets, 1st Sabbath of Every Month
15:00 hrs EAT, Email for Invite, Adjust for your area

General School of the Prophets, 2nd Sabbath of Every Month
15:00 hrs EAT, Adjust for your area
Zoom#: 940 2826 1432, Passcode: 1

Sabbath Afternoon Study, 22:00 hrs EAT, Adjust for your area
Zoom#: 940 4716 3414, Passcode: 1

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, 04:00 hrs EAT
Zoom#: 989 2478 5827, Passcode: 1

Davidian Princes and Priests (DPPS) 2nd/Last Wednesday
04:00 hrs EAT, Zoom#: 964 6277 5768, Passcode: 1

Queen Esther Sister Society (QESS) 3:00 AM EAT, 1st/3rd Wed.
04:00 hrs EAT, Zoom#: 959 0403 4695, Passcode: 7

10 Days of Prayer — April 11-20, 2021
8:00 PM Central Time, Every night for 10 nights, Zoom #: 918 8260 8708, No Passcode Needed

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