STUDY  41

CONGRATULATIONS TO DIVORCED DAVIDIANS

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CONGRATULATIONS TO
DIVORCED DAVIDIANS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DIVORCED DAVIDIANS

We are very happy for the new Davidians who have accepted the truth of The Shepherd's Rod, which is a message of revival and reformation. And that means you have decided to sigh and cry against the abominations in God's church; and to "touch not the unclean thing" (2 Cor. 6:17). Therefore, it is with great anticipation that we look forward to your divorce in the near future. We know that some of you have already filed for divorce, while some other Davidians are still thinking about it; and we hope that they, too, will file for divorce as well. We are sure that those who have filed for divorce already, will rejoice for those who have been hesitating, but have finally decided to file for divorce. Remember, we at Headquarters are very anxious to know when your divorce will become final.

However, though our anxieties will be greatly relieved, when we learn that you have been finally freed by divorce; yet, we are more concerned about your remarriage than anything else. We know that your present marriage has been very hard, especially when you are unequally yoked. And knowing that a divorce is a very painful process, we can understand why some Davidians are hesitant about filing for divorce. As for those of us Davidians who have already been divorced and remarried, we can assure you that it is well worth it. We know from experience that you will be very happy with your new marriage partner.

Please don't forget to send us a wedding announcement so that we might be prepared for your wedding day. You have already received a very valuable and expensive wedding gift from the Lord, which is the message of The Shepherd's Rod literature; and they will teach you how to have a happy and loving marriage in your new home (the kingdom of God in the Holy Land). It is important that you make sure that you love your new marriage Partner with all your heart. A statement is quoted below from one of your valuable wedding gift booklets, which will engender more love for Him, as you will find yourself completely wrapped in His "love".

YOUR NEW HUSBAND'S LOVE

"The Shepherd's Rod, the books that Inspiration so named and inspired its contents, being the only Rod in the world that can be heard speaking, the Lord commands that you should hear it, that you do not waste any time in deciding between the Rod literature and some other. For there is none other today than the Rod literature which God recommends you to hear. 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, pgs. 28,29 (bold emphasis, braces added).

You should know that you are being courted by One whom you address as your Lord, and who is seeking an engagement with you for your hand in marriage. But if you should decide to end your present marriage by divorce (and we hope you will), then we will rejoice with you over your new husband.

CALL HIM YOUR NEW HUSBAND, NOT A LORD

"And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi {husband}; and shalt call me no more Baali {Lord}."--Hosea 2:16 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"She {faithful Davidians} shall then no longer call Him 'my Lord,' but rather 'my Husband' (margin). The relationship of a husband being closer than that of a lord, it denotes an elevation to a more intimate connection and walk with God."--4 Tract, pg. 38:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Yes, rather than be her lord, God is indeed to be her husband, for one {Davidians} can have lords many, but only one husband."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 21, pg. 13:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

YOU MUST KEEP YOUR VOWS

We trust that you realize the sacredness of the vows you will recite on your wedding day; and that you will always be true to your vows. For if you do not intend to keep your vows every day, then you would become an unfaithful wife. And then you will not be allowed to "pass through" His house (church) always. Instead, you will be slain by the slaughtering angels of Ezekiel 9.

"'O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts [the truth of the sanctuary], perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.' Nah. 1:15."--4 Tract, pg. 61:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

And what are your wifely vows? You must honor and obey all His commandments at all times (especially the one to "hear ye the Rod"); which means--"wives submit yourselves to your husbands" (Eph. 5:22). Furthermore, you must "love" Him "with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind" (Matt. 22:37).

Moreover, we want you to know that He will be a very jealous husband, who will not allow you to give your affections to anyone else or anything else, but to Himself. He will not tolerate adultery on your part in the least. He will not sanction your desire to see your former husband again, or have anything to do with his ways, which is idolatry, because you will be married to your new husband for eternity.

"'I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.' The close and sacred relation of God to his people is represented under the figure of marriage. Idolatry being spiritual adultery, the displeasure of God against it is fitly called jealousy."--Patriarchs and Prophets. pg. 306:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

PROVE YOURSELF A WORTHY WIFE BY WORKING IN HIS VINEYARD

First though, before your engagement can be finalized by marriage, you must prove yourself worthy to be His wife. You must obey His command to go into His vineyard and work now, contrary to your present husband's command to stay in the wilderness. For if you cannot obey him now--"wives submit yourselves to your husbands" (Eph. 5:22)--during your engagement, neither will you obey Him after the marriage. Your worthiness can only be proved by divorcing your present husband (desires of the flesh) and his worldly interests.

"Therefore, while yet engaged in your present occupation, go ye {Davidians} into the vineyard of the Lord {today}, and as your interest there grows, let your private interests be diminishing until you find yourselves completely divorced from them and wedded to the Lord's."--4 Tract, pg. 47:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

DIVORCE AND REMARRY TODAY

What about you, Brother, Sister, Davidian? Have you "completely divorced" yourselves from the interests of your present husband (carnal heart) and ways of the world (wilderness)? or are you loathe to cut loose from his unprofitable fruits? Will you look back upon them as did Lot's wife? Or are your interests and labors in the fruitful vineyard of the Lord growing each day, causing you to file for divorce, freeing yourself from your private interests, so you can be "wedded" to your new husband's interests? If you have not done so, we pray earnestly that today, you will accept His call to go work in His vineyard (Mt. 20:6,7) at the church you attend where ever you are. Then you will without a moments hesitation divorce yourself from your unprofitable labors in your present husband's "wilderness," and become "wedded" to the work in the Lord's vineyard.

We will be very happy for you, after you have recited your vows and become a new wife (sealed as one "of" or one "with" the 144,000); because your new husband will take you on a honeymoon to Mt. Zion to stand with Him there as kings and queens of His kingdom (household). And to show His great love for you He will give you many gifts--a new heart and clean water to cleanse you of your sins, and make you a perfect wife (Ezek. 35:25,26); and He will give you all the wealth of the Gentiles (Isa. 60.5) to make you very rich.

Then, as you follow Him "withersoever He goeth" (Rev. 14:4), He will send you on a tour of the whole world to gather for Him a great multitude (Rev. 7:9) of people to come into His household (kingdom), to live with Him forever. He will also give you the power to speak "all languages of the nations" (Zech. 8:23), and He will give you dreams and visions (Joel 2:28) so that you can continue to work in His vineyard. But, you must be willing to give up working in the unfruitful "wilderness" of the world by divorce, and become "wedded" to the work of the Lord's vineyard today, as noted in Matt. 20:6,7:

ELEVENTH-HOUR DAVIDIANS

"And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others {Seventh-day Adventists} standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard {as Davidians}; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive {the kingdom}."--Matthew 20:6,7 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The message in this volume {2 Shepherd's Rod} was prophetically timed by the parable of the 'Householder' who sent laborers {Davidians} 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 book, pg. 9:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Now that the time has finally come for the Lord to recruit His eleventh-hour servants {a call for Davidians to work in His vineyard today}, this priceless parable {Mt. 20:1-7} is unfolded, and for the first time it is plainly seen that whereas the judgment of the dead was to be proclaimed to many nations {Rev. 10:11} and people, the judgment of the living is to be proclaimed to all nations {Mt. 28:19} and to every people on earth."--White House Recruiter, pg. 23:1 (bold emphasis, braces added).

Today, you not only have the great privilege of having a part in the work of the vineyard now, but also to have an even greater privilege during the loud cry, to be one "of" or one "with" the 144,000 who are the "eleventh-hour servants, the Davidians" (2 T.G. 43:12:1).

What about you, Brother, Sister, Davidian? Have you already filed for divorce? Are you planning on getting married to work for the Lord in His vineyard today? Or have you just recently been divorced and remarried? If so, we extend to you our most heart-felt CONGRATULATIONS!

END OF STUDY  41

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