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"The Lord's voice crieth unto the city {Seventh-day Adventist church}, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the Rod, and Who hath appointed It.--Micah 6:9 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The Lord declares that His voice is crying to the city (to the church) {of Seventh-day Adventists}, and that the men of wisdom shall see the name, and shall hear the Rod and Him Who hath appointed It.

"Manifestly, this rod is capable of speaking and of being heard, thus the command 'Hear ye the Rod.' So far as we know, the only rod that has ever spoken is 'THE SHEPHERD'S ROD.'"--1 Timely Greetings, No. 27, pg. 7:4,5 (bold emphasis, braces added).

So how will the "Lord voice" speak to the people if He is not here? At Jesus' first advent, He told His disciples that after He returns to heaven (Jn. 14:2) He would "come again" (Jn. 14:3) visibly in the clouds (Acts 1:9-11). And John verifies this fact when he wrote: "behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him" (Rev. 1:7). This irrefutable fact proves that the Lord Jesus will not come to the earth visibly in our day (before His second advent), and literally speak His "voice" to His people. Therefore, He speaks to His people in the Bible and commands them to "hear ye the Rod;" and then the "Lord's voice" speaks again through the message of The Shepherd's Rod!


"The word of the living God {the Bible} is not merely written, but spoken. The Bible is God's voice speaking to us, just as surely as though we could hear it with our ears."--6 Testimonies, pg. 393:2 (bold emphasis added).

"Our God in the Old Testament time (seven years of plenty) spoke to His people in divers manners by His prophets, and commanded these things to be written, with the intention to speak to His people in these last days (New Testament time, or seven years of famine) to each one of us individually by the voice of His Word as found (stored) in the Bible."--1 Shepherd's Rod book, pgs. 68,69 (bold emphasis added).

When the Lord's ancient prophets spoke to the people, they heard the voice of God speaking through the voice of men. And when their words were written in the Holy Bible, they became the voice of the Lord to everyone who reads them. And so it is today, when Elijah the prophet spoke the words of the SRod message, it was the voice of the Lord speaking to the people. Thus, the "man of wisdom" (Mic. 6:9) who not only hears the "Lord's voice" in the Bible, but also hears His voice in the SRod message, are the Davidians. And they "prophecy (teach)" (6 Tr 66:1) the "Lord's voice" (Mic. 6:9) to their Seventh-day Adventist friends.


"And I will give power unto my two witnesses {Bible}, and they shall prophecy {teach}...."--Revelation 11:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The two witnesses represent the Scriptures of the Old and New testament {the Bible}."--Great Controversy, pg. 267 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The Bible, you know, without the human channel, is as inactive as though It were but ink and paper."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 24, pg. 23 (bold emphasis added).

"The Truth alone is dormant. But when the Truth, the Bible, is combined with people and the Spirit of God, then there is life in the earth. Yes, to repeat, Bible Truth alone is dormant; with people {the human channel} it is active; and when these have also God's Spirit something then can be accomplished."--11 Symbolic Code, No. 8, pg. 6:0 (bold emphasis, braces added).

The "two witnesses" (the Bible) is the "Lord's voice," but it cannot "prophecy (teach)" the SRod message without the "human channel"--the voice of the true Davidians (not the usurpers). Therefore, when they teach the SRod message to their Seventh-day Adventist friends, it is as if the "Lord's voice" is speaking to them face to face!


From Micah's prophecy, Elijah tells the Davidians in the SRod message how Christ "in person" will speak "face to face" with the people in His Seventh-day Adventist church, just before His second advent, as He spoke face to face with the Jews at His first advent.

"Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: He hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the Judge of Israel {Jesus Christ} with a rod upon the cheek {face to face}."--Micah 5:1 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"We now come to the last part of Micah 5:1. The antecedent of the pronoun 'he' is found in the preceding verse--chapter 4, verse 13. There quickly we see that it is the Lord Himself. Plainly, then, by the pronoun 'us' Micah means himself and his people--{the daughter of} Judah and Israel, the {Seventh-day Adventist--9T.164:1} church.

"Clear it is that while the Lord with His message of warning and reproofs makes a siege against His people {in the Laodicean church by His voice in the SRod} the adversaries {all the 'tares' who hate Jesus in the form of Truth will} gather together in groups {troops} to oppose it {the SRod}. Such has been the case at the introduction of each newly-revealed Truth."--1 Timely Greetings, No. 26, pg. 16:2,3 (boldings, braces added).

"The {Seventh-day Adventist} church is logically called 'daughter of Troops,' because her mother the Jewish church at the time of the introduction of the gospel of Christ, gathered together in troops {groups}, to oppose the Lord {at His first advent}.

"Moreover being smitten in the face rather than in the back, the Judge of Israel (Christ) must have been squarely facing them--speaking to them,--the reason for which the Jews' crucified Him. The verses that follow verse one again confirm the fact that "the Judge" is Christ. They {the 'tares' in the S.D.A. church} that smite {crucify} Him {again} are, of course, His adversaries, His enemies {1TG28:15:1}. Concerning them Inspiration says:"--1 Timely Greetings, No. 26, pgs. 16,17 (boldings, braces added).

"Thine hand shall be lifted up {in utter destruction} upon Thine adversaries, and all Thine enemies {SDA tares who reject truth} shall be cut off {killed--Isa. 53:8}."--Micah 5:9 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"According to Christ's parables, the time His 'adversaries,' His enemies of progressive Truth, are cut off {meaning killed--Dan. 9:26} is at the commencement of the purification of the church, at the harvest time....according to Ezekiel's prophecy,...Ezek. 9:5, 6."--1 Timely Greetings, No. 26, pg. 17:3 (boldings, braces added).

The "enemies" of God in Micah 5:9 (1TG28:15:1) cannot be the mother of troops in typical Judah, but the "daughter of troops" (Mic. 5:1) today in antitypical Judah. They are the "tares" who will be "cut off" (Mic. 5:9)--die in the "purification of the church" by the slaughter of Ezekiel 9. This fact proves that Micah not only referred to the Jews (the mother of troops) at Christ's first advent, when He was "squarely facing them--speaking to them" (1TG26:17) face to face, but it also proves that He now speaks again face to face "in person" to Seventh-day Adventists (the daughter of troops) in the person of the true Davidians!


The fact that Christ said that He would not literally appear visibly again before His second advent (Mt. 24:23; GC625), proves that He must speak to Seventh-day Adventists today in the person of His people--the true Davidians; because it is "Christ in the person of His saints" (3SM305), and "Immanuel (Christ in the person of His people)" (14TR35) who will speak through them. Thus, the "test" which was given to the Jews in typical Judah, is the same "test" which is given today to those in the Seventh-day Adventist church in antitypical Judah.

"Through our study today it is evident that God's people {Seventh-day Adventists} at this time are going through the very same test that the Jews were put through at Christ's first coming. The test is the same but it is coming in a different way. Christ at that time came in person and they heard Him not. Today He sends His Word {SRod to Seventh-day Adventists by the Davidians in person} and they will not hear It {SRod}."--12 Symbolic Code, No. 8, pg. 11 (boldings, braces added).

As Christ in person tested typical Judah when He rebuked them, so now by this same personal "test" He is facing antitypical Judah {Seventh-day Adventists) in the person of His Davidian servants (not the usurpers). Through their voices He rebukes them by the SRod message, which is the "Lord's Voice" (Mic. 6:9). Micah, therefore, proves that Christ not only spoke "in person" to the Jews (typical Judah), the mother of troops; but He is also speaking today "in person" through the voice of the Davidians to Seventh-day Adventists (antitypical Judah), whom he says are the "daughter of troops" in our day--the latter days! And they are the "enemies" of Christ who will be "cut off" (Mic. 5:9; Isa. 53:8; Dan. 9:26)--die in the slaughter of Ezek. 9, because they will crucify Him the second time. [If you want to know how they will crucify Christ again, then click on that study at the end.]


"Laodicea may be infallibly recognized amidst the many 'isms' of Christendom {Babylon} by the work she is doing--declaring the judgment. Indeed, this mark of identification is pointed out by the very name Laodicea, compounded of the two Greek words lao and dekei, the one meaning 'people,' also 'speak,' the other meaning 'judgment,' the two in one meaning the people declaring judgment. The church, therefore, which declares, 'Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come' (Rev. 14:7), is evidently the one called Laodicea. And it is almost as well known outside Seventh-day Adventist circles as within, that the Seventh-day Adventist church is endeavoring to carry the judgment message of Revelation 14:7, and is therefore unchallenged in her claim to the title, Laodicea."--1 Answerer Book, pg. 11 (bold emphasis, braces added).

Seventh-day Adventists may rejoice that they are the last true remnant church--the "candlestick" (Rev. 1:20) of "Laodicea" (Rev. 3:14), but the great majority of the "tares" in their midst are not at all pleased that Jesus rebuked them in love: "As many as I love, I rebuke" (Rev. 3:19). Read His rebuke:

"And unto the angel {ministers--SL78} of the {Seventh-day Adventist} church of the Laodiceans {the people who declare judgment} write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works {the tares who love error and hate truth}, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing {no need of a prophet to bring more truth}; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of Me gold {truth} tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment {Christ's righteousness}, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve {truth}, that thou mayest see."--Revelation 3:14-18 (bold emphasis, braces added).

The great majority of the "tares" (Mt. 13:30) in the Seventh-day Adventist church are not only poor in material goods, but they are also "poor" (Rev. 3:17) in truth. Jesus told them that they "knowest not that thou art...blind" (Rev. 3:17) in certain spiritual things. He counseled them to "anoint thine eyes with eyesalve" (Rev. 3:18)--truth. But they think they need no more truth by any prophet, because they say they are "rich" in truth and "have need of nothing" (Rev. 3:17)! And it is a constant irritation to them that their own prophetess (Sis. E.G. White) also rebuked them, and said they need more truth:

"We {Seventh-day Adventists} must not for a moment think that there is no more light, no more truth, to be given us. We are in danger of becoming careless, by our indifference losing the sanctifying power of truth, and composing ourselves with the thought, 'I am rich, and increased with goods {old light}, and have need of nothing {new light}.' While we must hold fast to the truths which we have already received {the old light}, we must not look with suspicion upon any new light that God may send."--Gospel Workers, pg. 310:4--by EGW (bold emphasis, braces added by author).

In 1890 she wrote in the Testimonies that Elijah the prophet would come to the Seventh-day Adventist church, and that he would have more truth for them in his message:

"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' {Mal. 4:5}. Somebody is to come {future tense--sometime after 1890} in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when he (a male person--Mal. 4:6} 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, pg. 475:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

Since Sis. White began her ministry in 1844 and wrote in 1890 that Elijah "is to come" in the future, then she could not have been that Elijah. The Lord proved this when He said: "And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time." (Judges 4:4). Did you notice that God's Word did not say that Deborah was a "prophet," a "husband" and a "he"? Why? because the Lord always refers to a male person as a "he" and a "prophet;" whereas He always refers to a female person (such as Deborah) as a "she" and a "prophetess"! And that is the reason why Malachi said that "Elijah the prophet" (Mal. 4:5) is to be a male person "he" (Mal. 4:6), as the first Elijah--John the baptist was a "he" (Mt. 3:1-3). This irrefutable fact proves, then, that Sis. White was not referring to herself as Elijah, but to a "somebody" who "is to come" after her day.

Elijah came in 1929 and those who followed him he later named Davidian Seventh-day Adventists. The "message" that Jesus gave to him was entitled The Shepherd's Rod, which is the truth--the "eyesalve" (Rev. 3:18). Therefore, it is the "Lord's voice" speaking from the Bible, which tells Seventh-day Adventists to "hear ye the Rod" (Mic. 6:9). And it is the Lord's voice speaking to them "face to face" through the voice of the true Davidians (not the usurpers), when they hear the SRod message. But rather than accept the truth (Jn. 14:6), the hostility hidden in the hearts of the "tares" is turned to open rebellion, and their bitter hatred is manifested against Jesus "Christ in the person of His saints" (3SM305)--the true Davidians. And they angerily cast out the Davidians from their churches for telling them the truth; as the Jews cast out the apostles for telling them the truth of Jesus. Moreover, the Jews could not contain their anger at Stephen for rebuking them, and "gnashed on him with their teeth" (Acts 7:54), and then stoned him to death (Acts 7:58). So today the "tares" in the Seventh-day Adventist church also gnash their teeth in anger at Jesus for telling them that they need more truth--the "eyesalve" (Rev. 3:18). One day soon, their anger will burn hot and the bitter hatred in their hearts against Jesus Christ will cause them to cry out: "Crucify Him! crucify Him!"

"The same hatred {of the Jews} that prompted the cry, 'Crucify Him! crucify Him!' the same hatred that led to the persecution of the disciples, still works {today} in the children of disobedience {tares in the Seventh-day Adventist church}."--Acts of the Apostles, pg. 85 (bold emphasis, braces added).

As for the few faithful saints in the Seventh-day Adventist church, they love Jesus Christ, appreciate His loving rebuke, and accept the fact that they need more truth. They are the saints who will be sealed as one "of" or one "with" the 144,000, because they obey the "Lord's voice" in the Bible to "hear ye the Rod" (Mic. 6:9). Therefore, they will hear His voice speaking to them face to face in the person of His true Davidian servants; because they are not those who follow the usurpers and hear their winds of doctrines.

"Therefore, brethren, settle it once and forever, that with the Lord's help you will no longer be carried away by winds of doctrine that are created and driven by the spirit of error, not by the Spirit of Truth, but that you will always look for, and stand by, the Inspired Word of God--'the testimony of Jesus,' delivered to you by 'the Spirit of Prophecy' (Rev. 12:17; 19:10); that you will 'hear the rod, and Who hath appointed it.' Micah 6:9."--6 Tract, pg. 80.

"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 (bold emphasis, braces added).

 If you want to know more about the last church--Laodicea, then click on---> STUDY7A.

If you want to know how Seventh-day Adventists will crucify Christ the second time, then click on---> STUDY.


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