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Come Out of Her, My People!

There are many stories in the Old Testament that speak to us here in the last days of earth's history.  There is a story in the law that needs attention called to it.

    "Now all these things happened unto them for types: and they are written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world are come." I Cor. 10:11.  The  fore-fathers of Abraham dwelt in the providence of Babylon, "Ur of the Chaldees".  Terah was of the righteous line from which our Saviour came, surely he was concerned with the influences around him.  Noah had just  past on two years before Abraham was born, and the influence of Nimrod had grown rapidly.  Thus Terah started making his way out of the providence of Babylon to the land of Canaan.  Terah made great headway, and came along way out, but he never made it completely out.  As Scripture records that he came unto Haran, and dwelt there, and Terah died in Haran. Genesis 11:31, 32

     "Now YAHUWAH had said unto Abraham, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee.  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed." Genesis 12:1-3

    "Because that Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws." Genesis 26:5

     "So Abraham departed, as YAHUWAH had spoken unto him." Genesis 12:4

    YAHUWAH is speaking to us the same way, with a strong voice, here in the last days.  Saying, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink the wine (doctrine) of the wrath of her fornication." Revelation 14:8

    The true faith was suppressed down to almost nothing during the Dark Ages, and since the Reformation the truth has been shining a little more and a little more leading us back to the faith of the apostles and YAHUSHUA Himself.  Because  "the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." Proverbs 4:18.  Has the perfect day come yet?  Is He not then still shining more and more light upon us?  Is He not then still calling, Come out of her My people?

    Our spiritual forefathers have brought us a long way out of the providence of Babylon.  But we still have not reached Canaan.  We must move by faith in His Holy Word.  The true church, or I should say, the true congregation is not Babylon.  His people are not Babylon.  Yet His people are in the providence of Babylon making their way out.

    Our forefathers  "were responsible only for the light which shone in their time; we are accountable for that which shines in our day.  If we turn from the testimony of (Elohim's) word, and accept false doctrines because our fathers taught them, we fall under the condemnation pronounced upon Babylon; we are drinking of the wine of her abomination." Great Controversy p. 536, 537

    "There are many at the present day thus clinging to the customs and traditions of their fathers.  When (YAHUWAH) sends them additional light, they refuse to accept it, because, not having been granted to their fathers, it was not received by them.  We are not placed where our fathers were; consequently our duties and responsibilities are not the same as theirs.  We shall not be approved of (Elohim) in looking to the example of our fathers to determine our duty instead of searching the Word of truth for ourselves.  Our responsibility is greater than was that of our ancestors.  We are accountable for the light which they received, and which was handed down as an inheritance for us, and we are accountable also for the additional light which is now shining upon us from the word of (Elohim)." GC 164

    "And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel . . . and Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith YAHUWAH Elohim of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood (or river) in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods. . . .  Now therefore fear YAHUWAH and serve Him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye YAHUWAH.  And if it seem evil unto you to serve YAHUWAH, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve YAHUWAH." Ioshua 24:1, 2, 14, 15

    "In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent her from heaven." Great Controversy p. 607.  The Sacred Name of YAHUWAH is a truth shining upon us, and is given to distinguish between false deities, just as it was in old time.

    The feast days in Exodus 23 and Leviticus 23 are principles of the fourth commandment, according to Patriarchs & Prophets p. 310, which you should have noticed by the very word  "sabbath" (Lev. 23:24, 32, 39; 25:4)

    "He did not stop with giving them the precepts of the Decalogue. . . .   These directions relating to the duty of the people to (Elohim), to one another, and to the stranger were only the principles of the Ten Commandments amplified and given in a specific manner, that none need err.  They were designed to guard the sacred-ness of the ten precepts engraved on the tables of stone." Patriarchs & Prophets p. 364

    "Different periods in the history of the church have each been marked by the development of some special truth, adapted to the necessities of (Elohim's) people at that time.  Every new truth has made it's way against hatred and opposition; those who were blessed with it's light were tempted and tried.  (YAHUWAH) gives a special truth for the people in an emergency.  Who dare refuse to publish it?  He commands His servants to present the last invitation of mercy to the world.  They cannot remain silent, except  at the peril of their souls.  (Messiah's) ambassadors have nothing to do with consequences.  They must perform their duty, and leave the results with (Elohim). . . . Their testimony is: 'We dare not tamper with (Elohim's) word, dividing His holy law: calling one portion essential and the other non-essential, to gain the favor of the world'." Great Controversy 609, 10

    Their creed is the Scriptures, "And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on mount Zion, and with him an hundred and forty and four thousand, having His Father's name written in their foreheads." Revelation 14:1

    "These are they which are not defiled with women (or churches) for they are virgins."  In Bible prophecy, a woman is symbolic for a church, as in Jer. 6:2 & Rev. 17:4.  "These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth." Rev 14:4.  Notice they do not follow men or denominations whithersoever they goeth!

    These are they that heed the call to come out of the fallen churches (Babylon).

    "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of Elohim, and the faith of YAHUSHUA." Revelation 14:12

    "Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our Elohim would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the goodness, and the work of faith with power That the name of our Sovereign YAHUSHUA the Messiah may be glorified in you and ye in Him, according to the grace of our Elohim and Sovereign YAHUSHUA the Messiah." II Thessalonians





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