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"There is more religion in a loaf of good bread than many of you think."--2 Testimonies, pg. 373:1. (bold emphasis added).

"Let us remember that there is practical religion in a loaf of good bread."--Counsels on Diet and Foods, pg. 251 (bold emphasis added).

"The prayer for daily bread includes not only food to sustain the body, but that spiritual bread which will nourish the soul unto life everlasting....Our Saviour is the bread of life {Jn. 6:35}, and it is by beholding His love, by receiving it into the soul, that we feed upon the bread which came down from heaven."--Mount of Blessings, pg. 112:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The Bible {Jn. 1:14}, the word of God, is the bread of life {Jn. 6:35}. He who feeds the flock of God must himself first eat of the bread which came down from heaven. He will see the truth on every side....The bread of life will satisfy every soul hunger."--Testimonies to Ministers, pg 340:1 (bold emphasis, braces added).
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Not only does the religion of Davidian Seventh-day Adventists include "a loaf of good bread" (the health reform), but also a "loaf of good bread" (spiritual reform)--Jesus, "the Bread of Life" (John 6:35), the Word Made Flesh (John 1:14). And we must do all we can to share it with our Seventh-day Adventist brethren.

"In Christ's act of supplying the temporal necessities of a hungry multitude is wrapped up a deep spiritual lesson for all His workers. Christ received from the Father; He imparted to the disciples; they imparted to the multitude; and the people to one another. So all who are united to Christ will receive from Him the bread of life {Jn. 1:14; 6:35}, the heavenly food, and impart it to others."--Desire of Ages, pg. 369:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The Holy Spirit will come to all who are begging for the bread of life to give to their neighbors."--6 Testimonies, pg. 90:1 (bold emphasis added).

Sharing, imparting to others, giving to our Seventh-day Adventist neighbors, is the whole purpose of the Shepherd's Rod message. But in order to share it with our friends, we must have the finest of all ingredients, then use the best of skill to prepare this spiritual "loaf of good bread." The best of ingredients used will be found in the Bible, Spirit of Prophecy, and the Shepherd's Rod message. The skill used to prepare the bread depends upon how much a Davidian has studied from these text books. The more a Davidian will study from the Bible, Spirit of Prophecy, and the SRod (by the aid of the Holy Spirit), the better he is able to prepare a "loaf of good bread" to give to his Seventh-day Adventist brethren and his fellow Davidians.

"The commandment in the Bible is that a Christian {all Davidians} must study {1 T.G. 21:12:4}, and that he also must give an answer to every man."--1 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 204:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"And now the only safe and sane procedure is {for every Davidian} to read closely every page of the solemn message contained in The Shepherd's Rod publications. Let not a line escape your attention. Study every word carefully and prayerfully."--5 Answerer Book, pg. 29:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

Now that we have been blessed with the finest of all the resources (Bible, Spirit of Prophecy, and the SRod) to obtain the best of all ingredients for our spiritual bread, let us apply our God-given skills and prepare them according to the following divinely inspired recipe:



1. WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR--(with other good grains)
2. WATER----------------(for making the dough)
3. MILK-----------------(for more nourishment)
4. BUTTER---------------(for a smooth texture)
5. HONEY------------(for a taste of sweetness)
6. SALT----------------(for a touch of flavor)
7. YEAST--------------(to make the dough rise)

In order to make a perfect "loaf of good bread," the following items are necessary:

1. KNEADING-TROUGH-----(only the best will do)
2. BAKING PAN-----------(the finest to be had)
3. OIL---------(the purist for oiling the pan)
4. FIRE----------(only the right kind will do)

Note: This recipe has been formulated by our heavenly Father and tested and proved by our Saviour, who guarantees it to give perfect spiritual health to all the Davidians and their Seventh-day Adventist friends who eat this bread.

These seven ingredients will make a "loaf of bread," complete in itself to sustain good spiritual health to all Davidians who will eat of it daily. And the first basic ingredient used is:


(with many other good grains)

"The first portion of spiritual food or truth which we were to receive, represented by the wheat, was 'faith', as taught by Luther, as his doctrine was 'The just shall live by faith'. The wheat, which symbolized the doctrine Luther gave us must be perfect in itself to make a perfect symbol of that doctrine."--1 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 118:1 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"As wheat, the first of the grains in the symbolism, is first in order in man's physical diet, so faith, the first of the doctrines in the Reformation, is the first course, first principle, in his spiritual diet. Accordingly, just as without wheat it is impossible to satisfy our physical needs, likewise, 'without faith it is impossible to please' {Heb. 11:6} the Holy One or to begin the Christian life."--1 Shepherd's Rod Tract pg. 82:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

That's why the first ingredient of this "loaf of good bread" is made of wheat, because without faith, the bread will not sustain spiritual health. Above all the ingredients in the bread, wheat (faith), is the most important, because it is the basic ingredient; all the rest are dependent upon faith--"But without faith it is impossible to please Him." (Heb. 11:6). But this bread has other good grains mixed with the wheat, and that is why it is multi-grained bread. These other spiritual grains are:

"Barley, the Symbol of the Holy Spirit;...Beans, Symbol of Grace;...Lentils, Symbol of Baptism by Immersion;... Millet, Symbol of 2300 Days;...and Spelt, Symbol of Sabbath in connection with the Sanctuary....Is it not a fact that the Seventh-day Adventist denomination believes in all these truths: The wheat (faith): barley (Holy Spirit); beans (grace); lentils (immersion); millet (2300 days); spelt (Sabbath with the sanctuary truth)?"--1 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 118-121 (bold emphasis added).

"(1) The doctrine of faith {wheat} that made the Lutheran denomination; (2) the doctrine of the Spirit {barley} that made the Presbyterian denomination; (3) the doctrine of grace {beans} that made the Methodist denomination; (4) the doctrine of baptism {lentils} that made the Baptist denomination; (5) the doctrine of the second Advent of Christ {millet} that made the First-day Adventist; (6) the doctrine of the cleansing of the sanctuary along with the Seventh-day Sabbath {spelt} that made the Seventh-day Adventists. (All other sects with their additions, omissions, and deductions, have obviously branched from these six denominations.)"--2 Timely Greetings, No. 39, pg. 15:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"However, be they these or other doctrines, the truth that they are only six {grains}, means that a seventh truth is to be unfolded."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 39, pg. 15:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The number 'six' is not a perfect number. It is evident then, that there is still another portion to follow, and a step to climb. 'Seven' is the perfect, Biblical number....This last portion, pure and undefiled, is represented by the angel of Rev. 18:1,..."--1 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 126:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"What is the message? The eleventh hour message is none other than Revelation 18--the loud cry of the Third Angel."--2 Shepherd's Rod, pgs. 230,231 (bold emphasis added).

"The message in this volume was prophetically timed by the parable of the 'Householder' who sent laborers into His 'vineyard.' (Matt. 20:1-16.) Proving to be the '11th hour' 'call,'--the last, and at the right time."--2 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 9:3 (bold emphasis added).

Is it not easy to see why this bread is called "a loaf of good bread"? It is made of all seven grains--a perfect bread to maintain perfect spiritual health. The first grain is the doctrine of faith, and the seventh grain, the last, is the doctrine of the Shepherd's Rod message--the loud cry of Rev. 18:1. Thus, all the seven grains are taught in the Shepherd's Rod message, and without all seven, especially wheat (faith), the "loaf of good bread" would not be complete. And since the SRod message is the truth of "righteousness by faith" that came in 1930 (2 T.G. 39:18,19), and since it is impossible to please God without faith (Heb. 11:6), then unless faith is exercised in the study of the SRod message, and is used for making a "loaf of good bread," it cannot sustain spiritual strength to the eater. Yet, the grains cannot be made into a complete loaf of bread without the other necessary ingredients. The next ingredient to be used from the divinely inspired recipe is:


"Religion is what is needed. We must eat of the bread of life {Jn. 6:35} and drink of the water of salvation.--4 Testimonies, pg. 558:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Water, when taken in gives life; without it, existence would be impossible. Christ, speaking to the woman at the well, said: 'But the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.' John 4:14. Christ referred to 'water' as a symbol of everlasting life. The meaning of the symbol of drinking the water with the barley cakes is that souls were to be saved by each new truth (the Spirit of life)."--1 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 123:0 (bold emphasis added).

"Now the Lord speaks. When God's people are safely and peacefully situated in the land of promise; when they bear their testimony of faith and trust in God, then God says that they with joy shall draw water (Truth) out of the wells of salvation."--12 Symbolic Code, No. 1, pg. 10:4 (see 1TG31:9:1,2) (bold emphasis added).

"To Jeremiah, Christ is 'the fountain of living waters;' to Zechariah, 'a fountain opened...for sin and for uncleanness.'"--Patriarchs and Prophets, pg. 413:1 (bold emphasis added).

"This water represents the life of Christ, and every soul must have it by coming into living connection with God."--Testimonies to Ministers, pg. 226:1 (bold emphasis added).

How important is the "water of salvation," Jesus in the form of truth, for making a "loaf of good bread." All the seven grains must be ground into flour and mixed with water, for they cannot provide nourishment for a perfect spiritual life forever without the "water of salvation"--"A symbol of everlasting life" (1 S.R.123). And unless Jesus had died on the cross, became our Saviour and Redeemer, and offered to us the "water of salvation" (4T558), the "living knowledge, living Truth" (1TG19:7), then the seven grains could not be made into a "loaf of good bread" to sustain "everlasting life."

"Inspiration makes grass figurative of the people, it accordingly makes 'rain' figurative of their spiritual nourishment, timely Truth."--14 Tract, pg. 39:1 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Thus only (with the former rain being the writings of Sister White, and the 'latter rain' being the Rod) can both former and latter fall at the same time, as required by Hoel 2:23."--1 Answerer Book, pgs. 87,88 (bold emphasis, braces added).

The Shepherd's Rod message is the "water of salvation" or water of the "latter rain" to all Seventh-day Adventists who receive its seal. There is no other salvation offered to them, for without it they cannot have "everlasting life." How important, then, that we Davidians should make a "loaf of good bread," and offer it to them. But there is more yet to be added to make our "loaf of good bread" a complete spiritual food to eat and share with others. According to our divinely inspired recipe, the next ingredient is:


"What is the doctrine taught by the milk? This symbol is simple to understand. The milk represents the Word of God as found in the Bible. 1 Pet. 2:2, 'As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.' God's Word is perfect, and it will supply all the doctrines (elements) needed for the human heart to make us perfect,..."--1 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 143:1 (bold emphasis added).

"The obvious lesson is that at the time one is converted (born again) to Christ, he is but a babe in the Christian life, and needs for the time being to be fed, as a new born babe, on the 'sincere milk of the Word,' that he 'may grow thereby.' 1 Pet. 2:2."--14 Tract, pg. 36:1 (bold emphasis added).

"You who pray for light and truth from heaven, have you studied the Scriptures? Have you desired 'the sincere milk of the word,' that you may grow thereby? Have you submitted yourselves to the revealed command?"--Fundamentals of Christian Education, pg. 124 (bold emphasis, braces added).

The nourishment of the milk (truth) used as an ingredient in "a loaf of good bread" to spiritually feed the newborn babes, will cause them to "grow thereby." And whatever may be the stage of spiritual growth found in the Seventh-day Adventist who seeks to develop a Christ-like character (whether a babe or an adult), there is nourishment for all levels of spiritual attainment. When we share our "loaf of good bread" with our Seventh-day Adventist brethren there will be found the simple doctrines (milk) for the "newborn babes," to help them to "grow thereby," and become mature enough to eat the stronger doctrines--"strong meat." This milk is the Shepherd's Rod message which comes from "a cow and two sheep." (Isa. 7:21).

"These noble creatures give such a volume of milk {1 Pet. 2:2} that we are compelled to separate the cream, and are able to dispense only it. The milk we preserve. This plenitude bespeaks our being blessed with such a fullness of truth (milk) that all we can do is to send out the high points--the butter or cream."--6 Tract, pgs. 31,32 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"'For every one that useth milk,' Inspiration declares, 'is unskillful in the Word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.' Heb. 5:13, 14...."Having fed on 'milk' only--on the simple, elementary revelations of the Word--through the long years of her infancy and childhood, the church has finally come to the stage where she must take 'strong meat' also--the advanced, latter day revelations of the Word."--14 Tract, pg. 37:1 (bold emphasis added).

"Whom shall He teach knowledge? {to babes? NO!} and whom shall He make to understand {deep} doctrine? {the babes? NO! to} them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts."--Isaiah 28:9 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"When the Lord saw that it was time to teach knowledge and to give understanding of doctrine there was no clean place in the world. Hence the question, 'Whom shall He teach knowledge? and whom shall He make to understand doctrine?'...But the Truth had to come. And this verse says that it could only be given to those weaned from the milk (those who have long been in the faith and are able to take strong meat). It is for this reason that the Rod message has come only to the Adventist church;...It is only those older in the faith (farther advanced in Truth) that can at first understand. The Adventist doctrines, of course, are the most advanced; therefore, it is to the Adventist church that the Lord wants to teach knowledge and make to understand doctrine."--12 Symbolic Code, No. 8, pp. 7,8 (bold emphasis, braces added).

Since our "loaf of good bread" must not only contain a knowledge of the simple doctrines (milk) for the babes, but also deeper doctrines (strong meat) for the more mature Christians, then another ingredient must be added from our divinely inspired recipe:


"And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep; and it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land."--Isaiah 7:21,22. (bold emphasis added).

"There is but one thing that consists of three such parts (two sheep and a young cow) that is capable of keeping the world alive {spiritually}, and that is the Bible--unfolded by the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit that leads into all Truth. The two sheep, not being young, and two of a kind, must be symbolical of the Bible Itself, both Old and New Testaments. The cow being young and larger in size, is obviously symbolical of something of later origin, and more voluminous than the Bible itself. Hence it is none other than the published works of the everliving Spirit of Prophecy--the inspired interpretation of the Scriptures."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 20, pg. 24:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Here the Lord tells us that the milking of the two sheep and the young cow (the unfolding of the heaven-sent scrolls) is not entrusted to all, but to 'a man' (prophet). This means that the one through whom the light is revealed, nourishes these sources of supply by arousing widespread interest in them, thus keeping them alive and producing....The figures, 'a young cow and two sheep,' unique in their butter-producing ability, make clear that their product can sustain life for eternity, and that to the 'man' {Elijah} who nourishes them are the saints to go for their butter."--6 Tract, pg. 44:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

Although the larger portion of the "loaf of good bread" is made from the grain--wheat (faith), because "without faith it is impossible to please Him" (Heb. 11:6), which means that none of the rest of the ingredients in the bread will be of benefit to the Seventh-day Adventist who eats it without a large amount of faith; yet the ingredient, butter, is very important. It is concentrated from a large volume of milk--all the doctrines in the Bible (two sheep) and the Spirit of Prophecy (young cow). This butter, which adds strength to the "loaf of good bread," because it is "an addition" (Rev. 18:1) to the "third angel, and gives power and force to his message" (E.W. 277), is none other than the Shepherd's Rod message

Now since there was to be only one "man (prophet)" (Elijah) who can give us this butter; and since to the "man" who nourishes them are the saints to go for their butter (6Tr45)--Bro. V.T. Houteff, then there is no other place to get the butter except from his literature--the Shepherd's Rod message--the "strong meat." Thus, only those who add this divinely inspired ingredient (butter) to their "loaf of good bread" will be "left in the land" (Isa. 7:22)--spared from the slaughter of Ezekiel 9. Along with the butter is to be added another inspired ingredient to our loaf of good bread:


Our text in Isaiah 7:22 said we are to eat the butter with honey if expect to be "left in the land." This means that unless there is honey in the recipe the "loaf of good bread" is not complete; it could not give the eater all the spiritual strength he needs. What else could this honey represent but delightful joy (sweetness of the Holy Spirit) to the eater of the butter--the Shepherd's Rod message. David said: "How sweet are thy words to my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" (Ps. 119:103); and Solomon said: "My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste; So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul:" (Prov. 24:13,14). These verses prove that honey represents the joy in eating, not only the butter, but the whole "loaf of good bread."

"The key of the interpretation to this 'honey' is found in Revelation 10:10....This honey-sweetness...represents the joy that came to the believers in William Miller's time, through their whole-hearted belief that the Lord was coming in the fall of 1843 A.D."--6 Tract, pg. 30:1 (bold emphasis added).

"The honey-sweetness of Revelation 10:10, standing as it does for great joy resulting from feasting on the Word of God, automatically imparts to the 'honey' of Isaiah 7:22 the significance of joy that shall come to all who join in eating the 'butter' from both the 'cow' and the 'sheep,' which are now 'come fresh. Only those who so do, shall be 'left in the land.'"--6 Tract, pg. 31:1 (bold emphasis added).

"And what else, moreover, could the honey represent but the sweet Spirit of God that blesses everyone's sincere study of and simple faith in the Word?"--2 Timely Greetings, No. 45, pg. 4:0 (bold emphasis added).

"Manifestly, therefore, this butter-and-honey symbolism infallibly tells us that Immanuel, Christ, was enabled to discern and to overcome sin by His study of the Bible--by digesting Its contents and allowing them to become a part of Him. This was His sweetest delight, as the symbolical honey reveals."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 45, pg. 4:1 (bold emphasis added).

That is the reason why this ingredient (honey) is a part of the divinely inspired recipe, because it (the Holy Spirit in the form of the Shepherd's Rod message) brings "joy" to all the eaters of the "loaf of good bread." What joy wells up in our hearts as we feast upon the truth of the soon coming Kingdom; how delightful to the soul is the thought of going home (a land flowing with milk and honey--6Tr32), forever freed from sin--what honey sweetness! Should we not prepare more of this bread to share with our Seventh-day Adventist brethren? But there are more ingredients yet to be added to this "loaf of good bread," according to our divinely inspired recipe we need to add:


"Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man."--Colossians 4:6. (bold emphasis added).

"The savor of the salt is divine grace. All the efforts made to advance the truth are of but little value unless the Spirit of God accompanies them."--3 Testimonies, pg. 559:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Many present the doctrines and theories of our faith; but their presentation is as salt without savor; for the Holy Spirit is not working through their faithless ministry."--Evangelism, pg. 697 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Unless the Holy Spirit can use us as agents through whom to communicate to the world the truth as it is in Jesus, we are as salt that has lost its savor and is entirely worthless. By our lack of the grace of Christ we testify to the world that the truth which we claim to believe has no sanctifying power; and thus, so far as our influence goes, we make of no effect the word of God."--Mount of Blessings, pg. 37:1 (bold emphasis added).

Without the savor of salt in this "loaf of good bread," there would not be "divine grace" to bless the eater through the workings of the Holy Spirit. All the other ingredients that make up the bread would not be of any value to impart spiritual strength, unless the savor of salt, "divine grace," be added. Thus, the salt of "divine grace" adds taste to the bread and makes it more palatable; and it also creates a desire to share its goodness with other Seventh-day Adventists. When we share the "loaf of good bread" with them, our speech will be "seasoned with salt" (Col. 4:6)--"divine grace." (3T559). Then the Holy Spirit will bless our efforts to win them to the Rod message; they will taste our bread and find it very good to eat. But still the bread is not yet complete, for it needs another ingredient from our divinely inspired recipe. This ingredient is:


"Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven {yeast}, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened."--Matthew 13:33. (bold emphasis added).

"But in the Saviour's parable, leaven {yeast} is used to represent the kingdom of heaven. It illustrates the quickening, assimilating power of the grace of God....The leaven--something wholly from without--must be put into the meal before the desired change can be wrought in it."--Christ Object Lessons, pg. 96:0 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"As the leaven {yeast}, when mingled with the meal, works from within outward, so it is by the renewing of the heart that the grace of God works to transform the life."--Christ Object Lessons, pg. 97:1 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The leaven hidden {yeast} in the flour works invisibly to bring the whole mass under its leavening process; so the leaven of truth works secretly, silently, steadily, to transform the soul."--Christ Object Lessons, pg. 98:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The Kingdom is here again shown to start with something small, but that little thing is to be like yeast in a loaf of bread. What could the leaven be but an unpopular message borne by some insignificant one and put into the Church, the loaf. Well, the leaven is in the dough now. Just watch it leaven the whole."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 11, pg. 6:3 (bold emphasis added).

Yes, the "leaven of truth," "an unpopular message"--the Shepherd's Rod--is "like yeast in a loaf of bread." The "insignificant one" (woman--considered insignificant in Christ's day) is Bro. V.T. Houteff (considered insignificant by Seventh-day Adventists today), who put the "leaven of truth," the "yeast" (Shepherd's Rod message) into the "dough"--Seventh-day Adventist church. This is the only church "which keeps the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" (Rev. 12:17) which "is the Spirit of Prophecy" (Rev. 19:10). Thus, all the ingredients for making the "dough" of truth into a "loaf of good bread," must be found in the church (dough) where all these truths are contained--the Seventh-day Adventist church. But, without the "leaven of truth" found in the SRod message, then the "dough" of truth contained in the Seventh-day Adventist church will not rise and become a "loaf of good bread" for the 144,000 to feast upon, unless it has the "addition" (E.W. 277) to give it power and force--"yeast of the Shepherd's Rod message (1Ans82)

How important, then, that the "addition" (E.W. 277), like "yeast," be added to the "dough," because "the leaven of truth works secretly, silently, steadily" in the Seventh-day Adventist church (C.O.L. 98). This is why Davidians are to "remain in the mother church and work strictly for her salvation" (1 T.G. 3:6). The "yeast" is the Shepherd's Rod message, the "addition", the final divinely inspired ingredient to be added to the "loaf of good bread," which, if eaten, will "transform the soul" and seal those who eat it as one "of" the 144,000 and those saved "with" them. But, before the dough can be eaten, great care must be exercised in preparing it to be baked. In order to properly mix all of the ingredients, to make a "loaf of good bread" we must have:


"And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading-troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders".--Exodus 12:34. (bold emphasis added).

"The kneading-trough is the Bible. Eph. 6:13. The dough is the word of God it contains. Eze. 44:30 (the type)....The kneading-troughs on their shoulders: Means make sure you have the whole Word of God continually with you. Thus shall you depart from Egypt {worldliness}."--1 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 98:7 (bold emphasis, braces added).

In order to make this "loaf of good bread," all the ingredients in the dough must be mixed and kneaded in the "kneading-trough"--"the Bible." Any other "kneading-trough" would defile the "dough" and render it unfit to eat. The Bible and the Bible only is the only "kneading-trough" to be used. Let every Davidian mix and knead his dough there, and he will have a perfect "loaf of good bread" every time. But, after the dough is properly kneaded, it must be placed into:


"It will be noticed the Lord said, 'Put them in one vessel'. He did not say in two, or more, but in one. There are no other people besides Seventh-day Adventists who believe in the 2300 days (cleansing of the Sanctuary), and it is this denomination (vessel) which teaches all the six doctrines as represented by the six varieties of food."--1 Shepherd's Rod, pgs. 121,122 (bold emphasis added).

"Since the grains are figurative of spiritual food, doctrines, then the one vessel into which they are originally put can only be figurative of the Bible."--1 Shepherd's Rod Tract, pg. 80:2 (bold emphasis added).

These two references together clearly show that the grains used to make flour for the dough, plus the other ingredients, must be taken from only one source--the Bible, and taught from only one church--the Seventh-day Adventist church. Both the Bible and the Seventh-day Adventist church represent the "one vessel" (the baking pan) where the ingredients are put to be baked.

Any other church beside the Seventh-day Adventist church, or any other source beside the Bible cannot be the right "vessel" or baking pan to be used to bake the 'loaf of good bread." This is why Davidians are Seventh-day Adventists, and why they believe the Shepherd's Rod message, from which all its doctrines are from the Bible only. Let all of the Davidians bake their dough in this "one vessel"--baking pan, and they will have a perfect "loaf of good bread" every time. But, before the dough is put into the baking pan, it must be greased with:


To properly prepare the baking pan for the dough, it must be well greased with the finest of all oils. The dough itself, must also be greased, especially on top. Now what does the oil represent? In Zechariah 4:12, olive oil comes from two olive trees.

"...the seven tubes represent the ministry at work, taking the oil (revealed truth) from the bowl to the seven lamps, the churches."--1 Timely Greetings, No. 14, pg. 19:2 (bold emphasis added).

"...The oil represents the revealed Word of God from the Bible as it is explained through His appointed servants, and the bowl describes the publications into which these revelations are compiled."--2 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 285:1 (bold emphasis added).

"...From the two olive trees the golden oil flowing through the golden pipes has been communicated to us. But those who do not cultivate the spirit and habit of prayer cannot expect to receive the golden oil of goodness, patience, long-suffering, gentleness, love."--Testimonies to Ministers, pg. 511:1 (bold emphasis added).

This golden oil of truth of the Shepherd's Rod message is the only oil that can be used to prepare the pan for the dough. Any other oil (prepared by man) would not do, for it would ruin the dough. But, when the dough is baked with "the golden oil" of goodness, patience, long-suffering, gentleness, love," (T.M. 511), a crust is formed on top of and all around the bread. Thus, when the "loaf of good bread" is eaten, all the nourishing ingredients inside are eaten, along with the crust of "goodness, patience, long-suffering, gentleness, love" on the outside. ("All who would advocate the principles of truth need to receive the heavenly oil of love."--C.O.L. 337). Unless the bread is covered with the crust of love, our Seventh-day Adventist brethren would not be led to try it, and taste to see if it is indeed a "loaf of good bread."

"...And when you hear the Rod, you will find yourself wrapped in the love of Christ and in the 'arms' of God. Try it."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 34, pg. 29:0 (bold emphasis added).

"...So in His great love and mercy, the Lord has sent The Shepherd's Rod to gather up and make a practical use of the light already given. Therefore, now, commands the Lord, 'Hear ye the Rod, and Who hath appointed it.' Mic. 6:9."--1 Answerer Book, pg. 94:1 (bold emphasis added).

Now that the pan is ready and the dough has been placed in the pan, the final step is baking it by fire:


"And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." The Holy Spirit, assuming the form of tongues of fire, rested upon those assembled."--Acts of the Apostles, pg. 39 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The scattering of the 'coals of fire...over the city' represents absolute purification of the heart (Gospel Workers, p. 23) effected by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon those who receive the 'mark'--those who escape the 'slaughter.'"--1 Tract, pg. 39:1 (bold emphasis added).

While there are many more references that plainly reveal what the fire represents, these two references are enough to sufficiently prove thst the "tongues of fire" and the "coals of fire" symbolize the Holy Spirit.

Extreme caution must be taken in this final preparation of the "loaf of good bread;" because it is necessary to see that the dough is baked on the right kind of fire. Only the fire of the Holy Spirit will do; any other fire (kindled by the sparks of man--Isa. 50:11) would not bake the bread properly, so that it would impart spiritual strength to the eater. Not only are the sparks of man's fire not hot enough (as is the fire of the Holy Spirit) to bake the dough (leaving it a doughy mass rendered unfit to eat), but the poisonous fumes from the man-made fire would defile the dough as well.

Furthermore, it makes no difference what ingredients (doctrines) are used to make the bread, and how good they may seem to be; unless they are inspired of the Holy Spirit (baked on coals of fire), the bread cannot possibly make the eater spiritually strong.

Thus, when the finest of all the divinely inspired ingredients are used, mixed properly and kneaded in the right kneading-trough, put in the one baking pan (vessel), oiled with the oil of truth and love, baked with the fire of the Holy Spirit, and then given to our Seventh-day Adventist brethren to eat, it will convert 144,000 "servants of God" (Rev. 7:3), who will receive such tremendous spiritual strength from this "loaf of good bread" that they will be able to refuse all the evil and choose all the good (Isa. 7:15)! What a "loaf of good bread" that is! And what a great people it will produce! "And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God" (Rev. 14:5).

"The fact that the 144,000 are without guile in their mouths shows that, as servants of God, they have a message to proclaim, and that they are to be found blameless in their proclaiming of it: speaking the truth and nothing but the truth, they shall prosper wherever they go with the message,..."--9 Tract, pg. 58:1 (bold emphasis, braces added).

What about you, Brother, Sister, Davidian? Do you want to be without guile in your mouths and preach a pure message? Do you want to be able to refuse all thegdbread2.jpg (44681 bytes) evil and choose all the good? Well, are you baking and eating this "loaf of good bread"? Are you using only the finest of ingredients, preparing them properly, and baking them in the right manner? If so, are you sharing your "loaf of good bread" with your Seventh-day Adventist brethren? If not, you will spiritually die and they will be left to perish in spiritual darkness. God forbid that it should be so!

"...'Feed thy people with thy rod:' The verb 'feed' is to be understood as spiritual food, and that food (truth) is found in the 'Rod,' therefore we again have the command to give out the book ('Feed thy [God's] people)."--1 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 243:2 [brackets belong] (bold emphasis added).


Beware of the Davidian "usurpers" who substitute the precious ingredients from the divine recipe for the cheap, devitalized ingredients from the uninspired recipe of Satan, which, if eaten, will cause you to die spiritually. Now that you have read the above study entitled, "How to Bake a Loaf of Good Bread," you will know how to recognize the truth from Jesus. And if you read the study entitled, "How to Bake a Loaf of Bad Bread," you will know how to recognize the error from Satan. Thus, you will know the difference between the two voices.

"God's people {Davidians} must learn to detect the voice of the Spirit of Christ, as well as the spirit of Satan. When the two clash, the One will strive for obedience to God's Word, but the other will excuse the sin and sympathize with the sinner"--2 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 70 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"...Find your explanations 'in the Bowl' {Zech. 4:2}, and you will have no trouble in knowing the truth, or of avoiding the ever ready trap of deception. Thus the difficulty in knowing the difference between truth and error is eliminated."--2 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 289:0 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"...Nevertheless, one's {Davidians} only safety will be in the teaching of Elijah, for there will be no other voice of timely Truth and authority to whom one may turn. Any others will lead their victims blind-folded into perdition."--General Conference Special, pg. 8:0.

If you want to learn more about the loaf of bad bread, then click on --> STUDY38.


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