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HABAKKUK’S TWO TABLES #14 of 95

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Two Tables

The Millerites—Make it Plain Upon Tables

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:1–4.

Table One

“I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord, and that it should not be altered; that the figures were as He wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed.” Early Writings, 74–75.

“As early as 1842 the direction given in this prophecy to ‘write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it,’ had suggested to Charles Fitch the preparation of a prophetic chart to illustrate the visions of Daniel and the Revelation. The publication of this chart was regarded as a fulfillment of the command given by Habakkuk.The Great Controversy, 393.

Table Two

“Monday we returned to Dorchester where our dear Brother Nichols and family live. There in the night God gave me a very interesting vision, the most of which you will see in the paper. God shewed me the necessity of getting out a chart. I saw it was needed and that the truth made plain upon tables would effect much and would cause souls to come to the knowledge of the truth.” Manuscript Releases, number 15, 210—November, 1850.

“I saw that God was in the publishment of the chart by Brother Nichols. I saw that there was a prophecy of this chart in the Bible, and if this chart is designed for God’s people, if it [is] sufficient for one it is for another, and if one needed a new chart painted on a larger scale, all need it just as much. . . .

“I saw that the charts ordered by God struck the mind favorably, even without an explanation. There is something light, lovely, and heavenly in the representation of the angels on the charts. The mind is almost imperceptibly led to God and heaven. But the other charts that have been gotten up disgust the mind, and cause the mind to dwell more on earth than heaven. Images representing angels look more like fiends than beings of heaven. I saw that the charts had for days and weeks occupied Brother Case’s mind when he should have been seeking heavenly wisdom from God, and should have been growing in graces of the Spirit and the knowledge of the truth.” Manuscript Releases, volume 13, 359, [Manuscript 1, 1853].

A Tarrying Time

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:3.

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. Matthew 25:5.

Blessed is he that Waiteth (though it Tarries)

Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days. Daniel 12:12–13.

Blessed are the eyes which saw the things that were seen in 1843 and 1844.

“The message was given. And there should be no delay in repeating the message, for the signs of the times are fulfilling; the closing work must be done. A great work will be done in a short time. A message will soon be given by God’s appointment that will swell into a loud cry. Then Daniel will stand in his lot, to give his testimony.” Manuscript Releases, volume 21, 437.

His Hand Removed

“I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord, and that it should not be altered; that the figures were as He wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed.Early Writings, 74–75.

Scriptures Opened

The disappointed ones saw from the Scriptures that they were in the tarrying time, and that they must patiently wait the fulfillment of the vision. The same evidence which led them to look for their Lord in 1843, led them to expect Him in 1844.” Early Writings, 247.

Measure the Temple = 46 years

1798

Revelation 11:1–2; Luke 21:24

1844

Daniel 8:13–14

A Covenant

“The ‘true tabernacle’ in heaven is the sanctuary of the new covenant. And as the prophecy of Daniel 8:14 is fulfilled in this dispensation, the sanctuary to which it refers must be the sanctuary of the new covenant.” The Great Controversy, 417.

Those Who Followed

“Those who by faith followed their great High Priest as He entered upon His ministry in the most holy place, beheld the ark of His testament. As they had studied the subject of the sanctuary they had come to understand the Saviour’s change of ministration, and they saw that He was now officiating before the ark of God, pleading His blood in behalf of sinners.” The Great Controversy, 433.

The Messenger of the Covenant

Malachi 3:1

The Same Event

“The coming of Christ as our high priest to the most holy place, for the cleansing of the sanctuary, brought to view in Daniel 8:14; the coming of the Son of man to the Ancient of Days, as presented in Daniel 7:13; and the coming of the Lord to His temple, foretold by Malachi, are descriptions of the same event; and this is also represented by the coming of the bridegroom to the marriage, described by Christ in the parable of the ten virgins, of Matthew 25.” The Great Controversy, 426.

A Kingdom of Priests

Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. Exodus 19:5–6.

Pentecost, the Millerites and the 144,000

1 Peter 2:2–12

A Sure Foundation

Isaiah 28:14–18

The Foundations Rejected

Moses—Beginning (Aaron)

“‘The Sabbath therefore lies at the very foundation of divine worship, for it teaches this great truth in the most impressive manner, and no other institution does this.” The Great Controversy, 437.

Christ—End

“Christ, the foundation of the whole Jewish economy, stood before the Jewish rulers, to be condemned by his own nation.” Review and Herald, June 12, 1900.

Solomon

“In quoting the prophecy of the rejected stone, Christ referred to an actual occurrence in the history of Israel. The incident was connected with the building of the first temple. While it had a special application at the time of Christ’s first advent, and should have appealed with special force to the Jews, it has also a lesson for us.” The Desire of Ages, 598.

Cyrus

“God had moved upon the heart of Cyrus to aid them in rebuilding the temple, and this should have called forth expressions of profound gratitude. But some failed of discerning God’s opening providences. Instead of rejoicing, they cherished thoughts of discontent and discouragement. They had seen the glory of Solomon’s temple, and they lamented because of the inferiority of the building now to be erected.” Prophets and Kings, 564.

Miller

“I had never been positive as to any particular day for the Lord’s appearing, believing that no man could know the day and hour. In all my published lectures, it will be seen on the title page, ‘about the year 1843.’ In all my oral lectures, I invariably told my audiences that the periods would terminate in 1843, if there were no mistake in my calculation; but that I could not say the end might not come even before that time, and they should be continually prepared. In 1842, some of my brethren preached with great positiveness the exact year, and censured me for putting in an IF. The public press had also published that I had fixed upon a definite day, the 23rd of April, for the Lord’s Advent. Therefore, in December of that year, as I could see no error in my reckoning, I published my belief, that sometime between March 21st, 1843, and March 21st, 1844, the Lord would come. Some had their minds fixed on particular days; but I could see no evidence for such, unless the types of the Mosaic law pointed to the feast of Tabernacles.

“During the year ‘43, the most violent denunciations were heaped upon me, and those associated with me, by the press, and some pulpits. Our motives were assailed, our principles misrepresented, and our characters traduced. Time passed on: and the 21st of March, 1844 went by, without our witnessing the appearing of the Lord. Our disappointment was great; and many walked no more with us.” William Miller, Apology and Defense, 24–25.

Parallel Movements

“The work of God in the earth presents, from age to age, a striking similarity in every great reformation or religious movement. The principles of God’s dealing with men are ever the same. The important movements of the present have their parallel in those of the past, and the experience of the church in former ages has lessons of great value for our own time.” The Great Controversy, 343.

The First and Second Angel’s Messages

“God has given the messages of Revelation 14 their place in the line of prophecy, and their work is not to cease till the close of this earth’s history. The first and second angel’s messages are still truth for this time, and are to run parallel with this which follows. The third angel proclaims his warning with a loud voice. ‘After these things,’ said John, ‘I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power, and the earth was lightened with his glory.’ In this illumination, the light of all the three messages is combined.” The 1888 Materials, 803–804.

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

“The parable of the ten virgins of Matthew 25 also illustrates the experience of the Adventist people.The Great Controversy, 393.

“I am often referred to the parable of the ten virgins, five of whom were wise, and five foolish. This parable has been and will be fulfilled to the very letter, for it has a special application to this time, and, like the third angel’s message, has been fulfilled and will continue to be present truth till the close of time.” Review and Herald, August 19, 1890.

The Seven Thunders

“The special light given to John which was expressed in the seven thunders was a delineation of events which would transpire under the first and second angels’ messages. . . .

“After these seven thunders uttered their voices, the injunction comes to John as to Daniel in regard to the little book: ‘Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered.’ These relate to future events which will be disclosed in their order.” The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, volume 7, 971.

Today

Covenant

In the last days of this earth’s history, God’s covenant with his commandment-keeping people is to be renewed.” Review and Herald, February 26, 1914.

A Tarrying Time

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. James 5:7.

Forty-six

Temple Error In Christ’s Day

“With the overthrow of Jerusalem the disciples associated the events of Christ’s personal coming in temporal glory to take the throne of universal empire, to punish the impenitent Jews, and to break from off the nation the Roman yoke. The Lord had told them that he would come the second time. Hence at the mention of judgments upon Jerusalem, their minds reverted to that coming, and as they were gathered about the Saviour upon the Mount of Olives, they asked, ‘When shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?’ [Matthew 24:3.]

“The future was mercifully veiled from the disciples. Had they at that time fully comprehended the two awful facts,— the Redeemer’s sufferings and death and the destruction of their city and temple,—they would have been overwhelmed with horror. Christ presented before them an outline of the prominent events to take place before the close of time. His words were not then fully understood; but their meaning was to be unfolded as his people should need the instruction therein given. The prophecy which he uttered was twofold in its meaning: while foreshadowing the destruction of Jerusalem, it prefigured also the terrors of the last great day.” The Great Controversy, 25.

Temple Error in Miller’s Day

“Like the first disciples, William Miller and his associates did not, themselves, fully comprehend the import of the message which they bore. Errors that had been long established in the church prevented them from arriving at a correct interpretation of an important point in the prophecy.” The Great Controversy, 352.

Temple Error Today

“In the work of God no kingly authority is to be exercised by any human being, or by two or three. The representatives of the Conference, as it has been carried with authority for the last 20 years, shall be no longer justified in saying, ‘The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord are we.’ The men in positions of trust have not been carrying the work wisely.

“The Lord calls for wise men to preside over His work, and to be faithful shepherds of His flock. He has a work to be done in every city. The General Conference has fallen into strange ways, and we have reason to marvel that judgment has not fallen, showing ‘by terrible things in righteousness’ that God is not a man that He should lie.” Manuscript Releases, volume 14, 280.

Temple Truth Today

1 Corinthians 3:9–21

Forty-six Chromosomes in the Temple of God

Manifestation of the Power of God

Revelation 18:1

Removal of God’s Hand

And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. . . . And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. Luke 24:13–16, 30–31.

God is dishonored when we do not receive the communications which he sends us. Thus we refuse the golden oil which he would pour into our souls to be communicated to those in darkness. When the call shall come, ‘Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him,’ those who have not received the holy oil, who have not cherished the grace of Christ in their hearts, will find, like the foolish virgins, that they are not ready to meet their Lord. They have not, in themselves, the power to obtain the oil, and their lives are wrecked. But if God’s Holy Spirit is asked for, if we plead, as did Moses, ‘Show me thy glory,’ the love of God will be shed abroad in our hearts. Through the golden pipes, the golden oil will be communicated to us. ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts.’ By receiving the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness, God’s children shine as lights in the world.” Review and Herald, July 20, 1897.

Foundation Rejected

“The enemy is seeking to divert the minds of our brethren and sisters from the work of preparing a people to stand in these last days. His sophistries are designed to lead minds away from the perils and duties of the hour. They estimate as of little value the light that Christ came from heaven to give to John for His people. They teach that the scenes just before us are not of sufficient importance to receive special attention. They make of no effect the truth of heavenly origin, and rob the people of God of their past experience, giving them instead a false science. ‘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.’ [Jeremiah 6:16.]

“Let none seek to tear away the foundations of our faith,—the foundations that were laid at the beginning of our work, by prayerful study of the Word and by revelation. Upon these foundations we have been building for more than fifty years. Men may suppose that they have found a new way, that they can lay a stronger foundation than that which has been laid; but this is a great deception. ‘Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid.’ [1 Corinthians 3:11.] In the past, many have undertaken to build a new faith, to establish new principles; but how long did their building stand? It soon fell; for it was not founded upon the Rock.” Testimonies, volume 8, 296–297.

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Invocation by Brother Jeff Pippenger: Heavenly Father, we thank you for awakening us this morning that we can come together and study your Word. We ask that you take control of the words that I am going to express. Forgive me of my sins and hide me behind your cross, that you would prepare the hearts and minds of those that may be listening in any of the possible ways, DVDs, LiveStreaming, or in person. We want to be filled with your Holy Spirit. We ask that you grant us your Holy Spirit at this time. We want to be filled with the Latter Rain, so we would ask that you would pour the Latter Rain out upon us by opening our understanding. We want to be changed more fully into your image and prepared with the message to give to those that we come in contact with. Please provide us with the oil this morning that we might share it with those we come in contact with is our prayer. In Jesus’s name, amen.

Two Tables

BROTHER PIPPENGER: We are looking at these Two Tables [the 1843 and 1850 Charts], as typified in God’s Word prophetically.

Aug 11 Jun Mar 12 Aug 12-17 Oct 22

1798 1833 1840 1842 1844 1844 1844 1850

1846 - Sabbath

43 Midnight 7 50

Cry

MILLER (D)

Darkness FOUNDATION Work Backsliding

1 2 3

ANCIENT ISRAEL Covenant – Two Tables Covenant – Two Loaves
Tarrying Time Tarrying Time
46 days 46 years
Hand Removed Hand Removed
God’s Glory God’s Glory
Manifestation of Power Manifestation of Power

B E G I N N I N G E N D

MODERN ISRAEL Covenant – Two Tables Covenant
Tarrying Time Tarrying Time
46 days 46 years
Hand Removed Hand Removed
God’s Glory God’s Glory
Manifestation of Power Manifestation of Power

B E G I N N I N G E N D

FOUNDATIONS REJECTED

Figure No. 31.

And, in our last presentation we looked at the history at the beginning of Ancient Israel and at the end of Ancient Israel. The focus there was Pentecost, and we saw that at Pentecost at the beginning the Lord entered into covenant with Ancient Israel and the symbol of that covenant was the Two Tables of the Ten Commandments. There was a Tarrying Time in that history; 46 days to receive instructions on building the sanctuary, the temple. The Lord removed His hand from Moses so that Moses could have an increase of knowledge on the glory of God, and there was a manifestation of power in that history.

And then when we got to the end of Ancient Israel, in the time of Christ, in the time of the Disciples, in the time of the stoning of Stephen at the end of Ancient Israel, the Lord is entering into covenant with the Christian Church. The symbol of Pentecost where this is taking place is the Two Loaves. We looked at the Two Loaves symbolically. There was a Tarrying Time. The Disciples were told to tarry in Jerusalem, to wait for the power that was poured out on Pentecost. Herod’s construction/remodeling of the temple were 46 years that reached its conclusion in AD27, the year that Christ was baptized. The Lord removed His hand to the understanding of the Disciples in the period leading up to Pentecost that they could understand His prophetic Word, recognize His glory. There was a manifestation of power in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

All of these things are waymarks.

A waymark that we have addressed that we are going to deal with here is that the Foundations are rejected.

The Jews in this history [at the end of Ancient Israel] were rejecting Christ, who was the very Foundation of Ancient Israel; and, Christ’s character is a reflection of these Two Tables. These Two Tables are the Foundation, these Two Tables represent the character of Christ, and the Jews rejected the Foundation.

In this history there is a rejection of the Foundation that we are going to look at more closely later on in our studies in the typology in these Two Tables; but, just so you know what they are, if you remember, in the reform line of Moses, the foundational message for Moses when he came to the Jews was the Sabbath because the message was that the Lord was going to take the Jews out to worship Him and the foundation of worship is the Sabbath. Because Moses presented this foundational message right here, Pharaoh responded by saying, “Gather your own straw.”

By the time they get out here to receive the Law, in this history we see Aaron, the leader of Israel, setting up a golden calf. And we will show, when we look at this more closely that that golden calf is the mark of beast. It is The Sunday Law. It is the image of the beast. It is the issue at the end of the world. So, when we see Aaron the leader participating in the golden calf, we are seeing a rejection of the Foundation and the Foundation was the Sabbath and the golden calf represents Sunday.

So, there is even a rejection of the Foundation in this history [at the beginning of Ancient Israel]. We will look at that more closely later on.

There is a rejection of the Foundation in this history [at the end of Ancient Israel]. And the Foundation being rejected is simply another one of the waymarks of these histories.

The Millerites—Make It Plain Upon Tables

Now we intend to go through and show that the Millerite History, which is the beginning of modern Israel, possesses the identical waymarks as did the beginning and the end of Ancient Israel.

Habakkuk 2:1-4 says,

1I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.”—

And the Pioneers point out the Hebrew confirms this word reproved means argued with.

The person here that is standing upon his watch, Habakkuk, when a prophet becomes part of the prophecy, he represents God’s people at the end of the world, whether the Millerites or you and I at the end of the world. And there is going to be an argument in our history, just as there was an argument in the history of the Millerites.

So, if we would place William Miller in this first verse, “[William Miller] will stand upon [his] watch, and [he will be] set upon the tower, and [he] will watch to see what [God] will say unto [him], and what his answer in the argument of his history.”

And then the Lord is going to answer him, verse 2:

—“2And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”—

Okay. The vision that was made plain upon tables is this vision [referring to the 1843 and 1850 Charts], the châzôn vision; and, it was made plain upon these Two Tables. It was the answer for the argument that the Protestants were bringing against the Millerites in their history, and it is the answer for the argument that is taking place in Adventism today.

—“that he may run that readeth it.”—

And how do we run? We run to and fro in God’s Word. And if you are going to have the correct approach, the correct perspective, the key to be successful in your running to and fro in God’s Word, then in both the Millerite History and in our history these Charts will be the point of reference as you run to and fro in God’s Word to understand the vision.

Continuing on,

—“3For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”—

There is kind of a contradiction there, “though it tarry, . . . it will not tarry”—“though it tarry, . . . it will not tarry”; thus, we know from history, as being identified with this contradiction in this verse, the fact that the vision was based upon God’s Word; it would not fail; it is going to come to pass right on time. But, the Millerites misunderstood the vision and it is in this sense there was a Tarrying Time.

Verse 4:

—“4Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:1–4 (KJV).

Those that think that prophecy is a waste of time or unnecessary, that all we need to do is have the faith and love of Jesus, are not understanding that the command to produce these Charts for the argument of the Millerite History and the argument of our history, these Charts are where the faith of the Millerites and our faith is to be justified. If we are to be justified by faith, it will be by standing upon the truths, the vision that is on these Charts.

Table One

Okay. Table One of these Charts, Early Writings, beginning at page 74:

“I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord,”—

Did the hand of the Lord direct these Two Tables [at the beginning of Ancient Israel]; did His hand participate in it? He wrote it with His very finger.

—“the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord, and that it should not be altered; that the figures were as He wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed.” Early Writings, 74–75.

His hand was over a mistake right here [referring to the “2520, 677, 1843 and 2300, 457, 1843” in the upper right-hand portion of the 1843 Chart]; and, when He removed His hand you could see the mistake. The disciples on the Road to Emmaus, their eyes were darkened and they were enlightened by the truth because the Lord removed His hand from their eyes.

When the Lord removes His hand, Moses has a revelation, an understanding of the character of Christ.

The Great Controversy, page 393, in your notes, this is one of the places where Sister White places her endorsement on the fact that this 1843 Chart was a waymark. It was a fulfillment of prophetic history.

“As early as 1842 the direction given in this prophecy to ‘write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it,’ had suggested to Charles Fitch the preparation of a prophetic chart to illustrate the visions of Daniel and the Revelation. The publication of this chart was regarded as a fulfillment of the command given by Habakkuk.The Great Controversy, 393.

“The publication of this chart was regarded as a fulfillment of the command given by Habakkuk.”

Table Two

Table Two, the Nichols’s Chart—some people call it the Nichols’s Chart—published by Otis Nichols. It was published in 1850, prepared in 1849 at the end of the year and published in 1850.

Of this 1850 Chart, Sister White says in 1850,

“Monday we returned to Dorchester where our dear Brother Nichols and family live. There in the night God gave me a very interesting vision, the most of which you will see in the paper. God shewed me the necessity of getting out a chart. I saw it was needed and that the truth made plain upon tables would effect much and would cause souls to come to the knowledge of the truth.” Manuscript Releases, number 15, 210— November, 1850.

When speaking of this Chart, she says the truth on this Chart will be made plain upon tables. She is referencing Habakkuk 2. That is where that expression comes from.

In 1853, this is three years later, she says,

“I saw that God was in the publishment of the chart by Brother Nichols. I saw that there was a prophecy of this chart in the Bible,”—

Okay. What prophecy? Habakkuk 2.

—“and if this chart is designed for God’s people, if it [is] sufficient for one it is for another, and if one needed a new chart painted on a larger scale, all need it just as much. . . .”—

And then she talks about charts that were being printed in her day and age that did not have a sanctified influence because of the artwork.

And then she continues on, saying,

—“I saw that the charts ordered by God”—

The 1843 and 1850 Charts are the two Charts. “Charts,” she says, in the plural. These are the two Charts that were ordered by God.

struck the mind favorably, even without an explanation.”—

And she said this in 1853.

—“There is something light, lovely, and heavenly in the representation of the angels on the charts. The mind is almost imperceptibly led to God and heaven. But the other charts that have been gotten up disgust the mind, and cause the mind to dwell more on earth than heaven. Images representing angels look more like fiends than beings of heaven. I saw that the charts had for days and weeks occupied Brother Case’s mind when he should have been seeking heavenly wisdom from God, and should have been growing in graces of the Spirit and the knowledge of the truth.” Manuscript Releases, volume 13, 359, [Manuscript 1, 1853].

So, these could not be the 1863 Chart. Sister White is saying “the charts” are of God, in 1853. It has to be these Charts [the 1843 and 1850 Charts].

So, we are seeing in the Millerite History that there are once again Two Tables given that are a symbol of the covenant that the Lord is entering into with modern Israel.

If you look up here at the top [of Figure 31], in 1798 the Millerite History begins, the reform line of the Millerite History.

And in 1842 the 1843 Chart is published; and, then in 1850, the 1850 Chart is published.

If you were to turn this reform line [reflected at the top in Figure 31] into the history of Moses, that if this Sinai where the Two Tables of the Ten Commandments are being given, this is being given on Pentecost. And, Pentecost is 50 days from the Passover. Okay? This 1850 is marking a repeat of Pentecost.

And, if we were going to go into the reform line of Christ’s time period, we see the outpouring of the Holy Spirit took place here [referring to the waymark of 1850 on the Millerite reform line] on Pentecost, 50 days after Passover.

So, when we see the 1850 Chart, we understand that this is the second table now put in place. And when was it put in place? 1850.

Okay. Now, there is even a way to tie this history of the Millerites more specifically into the Feast of Pentecost; but, we will do that later. What I am claiming, and this may cause heartburn for some, is that the reason that this was published in 1850 is to mark the number 50, because the 50 is the number associated with the covenant.

When the 1850 Chart is put in place, now you have the Two Tables of the covenant relationship that the Lord entered into with modern Israel, with Adventism, a parallel waymark.

A Tarrying Time

So, of course there is a Tarrying Time associated with the Millerite History, just like there was in the history of the Disciples and in the history of Moses.

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:3 (KJV).

“Though the vision tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:3.

Now, just to remind you of something, the beginning of Ancient Israel is structured upon establishing the feasts that Ancient Israel is going to commemorate throughout their generations forever—from Passover, the Wave Sheaf Officer, Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles. This is all being established in this history.

And when you come to the time of Christ, the Spring Feasts, they are being fulfilled to the very letter in that history.

So, if you were going to see a theme that ties the beginning to the end of Ancient Israel together, it could be the feasts; whereas, in our history, the history of the Millerites and our history, the “theme”—if that is the right word—that ties the beginning of Adventism together with the end of Adventism is the parable of the Ten Virgins.

This [referring to the beginning of modern Israel in Figure No. 31] is a fulfillment of the parable of the Ten Virgins, and this [referring to the end of modern Israel in Figure No. 31] is a fulfillment of the parable of the Ten Virgins.

And though Habakkuk 2 speaks to a Tarrying Time, so does the parable of the Ten Virgins speaks to a Tarrying Time.

In verse 5 of Matthew 25, it says,

5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.” Matthew 25:5 (KJV).

The tarrying of the Bridegroom arrived on March 22, 1844. This is where the vision tarried, “Though it tarry, wait for it.” This is the First Disappointment. This is a component of the history of the Millerites.

Blessed is He that Waiteth (though it Tarries)

We have looked at the fact that Daniel 12, verses 12 and 13, says,

12Blessed is he that waiteth,”—Blessed is he that waiteth—“and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 13But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.” Daniel 12:12–13 (KJV).

The blessing that is going to come to the Millerites comes in the history between March 22 and October 22; because, this is where the Lord is raising up a people that are going to move into the Most Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary with Him in 1844.

Blessed are the eyes which saw the things that were seen in 1843 and 1844.

“The message was given. And there should be no delay in repeating the message, for the signs of the times are fulfilling; the closing work must be done. A great work will be done in a short time. A message will soon be given by God’s appointment that will swell into a loud cry. Then Daniel will stand in his lot, to give his testimony.” Manuscript Releases, volume 21, 437.

So, in marking the Tarrying Time for the Millerites, you have Habakkuk 2; you have Matthew 25; you have Daniel 12, and other passages. You have the commentary of the Spirit of Prophecy. There is a Tarrying Time as one of the waymarks of this history.

His Hand Removed

His hand was removed.

Early Writings, pages 74-75.

“I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord, and that it should not be altered; that the figures were as He wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed.Early Writings, 74–75.

His hand was removed [referring to the beginning of modern Israel]; His hand was removed [referring to the beginning of Ancient Israel; His hand was removed [referring to the end of Ancient Israel.

Here [referring to the beginning of Ancient Israel], His hand is placed over Moses.

Where is Moses standing when His hand was placed over him?

FROM THE AUDIENCE: On a rock.

BROTHER PIPPENGER: He was standing on the Rock.

Then His hand was removed and Moses sees the glory of God.

His hand is removed—and the classic illustration of this, I think, is the disciples on the Road to Emmaus. His hand is removed from their understanding when? When they are in communion with Jesus, and then they see the glory of God as represented in His prophetic Word.

Here, His hand is removed from this 1843 Chart, in connection with the Tarrying Time. After the Tarrying Time, they returned to the study of God’s Word and He removed His hand and they saw that the evidence that had led them to predict that the 2520 and the 2300 years ended in 1843 was then recognized to end in 1844. That is providing the prophetic platform for them to be empowered when Samuel Snow fine tunes 1844, where he gives an actual day, October 22nd. And this fine-tuning is the Lord removing His hand in that history. It is paralleling the disciples on the Road to Emmaus, paralleling Moses on the rock.

On the road—on the path! Ohh. The disciples on the Road to Emmaus were on that “old path” from Emmaus to Jerusalem. They were walking on the Old Path when He removed His hand from their understanding.

Scriptures Opened

Early Writings, page 247:

The disappointed ones saw from the Scriptures that they were in the tarrying time, and that they must patiently wait the fulfillment of the vision. The same evidence which led them to look for their Lord in 1843, led them to expect Him in 1844.” Early Writings, 247.

So, we see four of these waymarks, paralleling the waymarks beginning and ending with Ancient Israel.

Measure the Temple = 46 Years

1798

Revelation 11:1-2; Luke 21:24

1And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.” Revelation 11:1-2 (KJV).

24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” Luke 21:24 (KJV).

1844

And, the Foundation, the central pillar of Adventism is Daniel 8:14; and, Daniel 8:14 is the answer to Daniel 8:13. Let us go to Daniel 8:13. We are going to look at another waymark now. Daniel 8:13 asks the question,

13Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake,”—

And that “certain saint,” if you look at your marginal reference is Palmoni. It is a title for Christ as the Wonderful Numberer. He is the Numberer of secrets. And Daniel 8:13 and 14 is the axel that all the spokes of time prophecy are tied to. It is right here in Daniel 8:13 and 14 where you have the point of reference that allows you to tie every single time prophecy on these 1843 and 1850 Charts with each other.

So, here we see Christ as Palmoni, the Wonderful Numberer, beginning to put this prophetic time message into place.

And a question is asked:

—“How long shall be the vision”—the châzôn vision, the vision that is going to be on this 1843 Chart—“How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice,—concerning Paganism—“and the transgression of desolation,”—Papalism—“to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?”—

‘How long shall be the prophetic history represented in the châzôn vision concerning Paganism and Papalism, who will give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?’

‘How long are Paganism and Papalism going to trample down both the sanctuary and the host? How long are the sanctuary and the host going to be trampled down?’

And verse 14 says until 1844:

—“14And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Daniel 8:13-14 (KJV).

But, if you go to Revelation 11, verse 2, it says,

2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city”—

What is the holy city? Jerusalem.

—“and the holy city shall they”—the Gentiles—“tread under foot forty and two months.” Revelation 11:1-2 (KJV).

The question in verse 13 of Daniel 8 is, “How long are the sanctuary and the host”—where is the sanctuary? That is in Jerusalem—“How long is the holy city going to be trampled down?”

Well, in Daniel 8:14 it says until 1844; but, here in Daniel 8:13 it says until 1798. Okay? So, there are two dates there that are being isolated.

And if you go to Luke 21, it is the Millerites that the Lord is going to raise up to clarify Daniel 8:14. So, they are going to have to be led to an understanding of both Daniel 8:13 and 14. And Daniel 8:13 is talking about two entities, the sanctuary and the host, that get trampled down by two entities, Paganism and Papalism. And the Bible suggests that one trampling down ends in 1844 and one ends in 1798. That is Daniel 8:14 and Revelation 11:2.

And here in verse 24 of Luke 21, you will find a verse that was familiar with the Millerites. In fact, Hiram Edson, in his articles on the 2520 in 1856, he titles his articles, “The Times of the Gentiles,” and this is where he gets his title from.

Verse 24 says,

24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem”—and that is the holy city, right?—“and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” Luke 21:24 (KJV).

It does not say the time of the Gentiles; it says the times. Therefore, there are two times of the Gentiles that are going to be fulfilled, and one of them ends in 1798 (the first 2520 ends in 1798) and the other 2520 ends in 1844. And there are many, many truths to understand in connection with that, but the truth that we are isolating here is that from 1798 to 1844 is 46 years, and in 46 years the Lord developed the Millerite temple. He did so by accomplishing the Everlasting Gospel, and the Everlasting Gospel is the work of Jesus Christ in producing two classes of worshippers based upon the introduction of a prophetic testing message that comes in three steps; and, the Three Angels’ Messages are illustrated from the beginning, 1798. The First Angel’s Message arrived in 1798; the Third Angel’s Message arrives in 1844.

In this history of the Millerites there is an increase of knowledge that produces two classes of worshippers. On October 22, 1844, the Millerite temple, roughly 50 people, followed Christ into the Most Holy Place; and, that temple was developed in 46 years, just like Herod’s temple, the reconstruction took 46 years, just like Moses’s time period to receive instructions on building the temple was 46 days.

Do you see that waymark? I hope so.

A Covenant

The Great Controversy, page 417:

“The ‘true tabernacle’ in heaven is the sanctuary of the new covenant. And as the prophecy of Daniel 8:14 is fulfilled in this dispensation, the sanctuary to which it refers must be the sanctuary of the new covenant.” The Great Controversy, 417.

Those Who Followed

Page 433 of The Great Controversy says,

“Those who by faith followed their great High Priest as He entered upon His ministry in the most holy place, beheld the ark of His testament. As they had studied the subject of the sanctuary they had come to understand the Saviour’s change of ministration, and they saw that He was now officiating before the ark of God, pleading His blood in behalf of sinners.” The Great Controversy, 433.

So, the Lord entered into covenant with Millerite Adventism in this history when they moved into the Most Holy Place with Him, ‘followed Him withersoever He went.’

Of course, the manifestation of God’s power here is the Midnight Cry, which parallels the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, which parallels the Lord coming down on Sinai with trumpets, fire, and shaking.

The Messenger of the Covenant

Okay. Malachi 3:1, in terms of the covenant that they entered into at the beginning of modern Israel, that we entered into as Millerite Adventism: Malachi 3:1, it says,

1Behold, 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.” Malachi 3:1 (KJV).

In The Great Controversy, page 426, it says,

“The coming of Christ as our high priest to the most holy place, for the cleansing of the sanctuary, brought to view in Daniel 8:14; the coming of the Son of man to the Ancient of Days, as presented in Daniel 7:13; and the coming of the Lord to His temple, foretold by Malachi, are descriptions of the same event; and this is also represented by the coming of the bridegroom to the marriage, described by Christ in the parable of the ten virgins, of Matthew 25.” The Great Controversy, 426.

So, in Malachi 3:1, this coming of the Lord suddenly to His temple was fulfilled on October 22, 1844; and, when Christ came to His temple on October 22, 1844, He came as the Messenger of the Covenant. He was entering into covenant with Millerite Adventism.

And He sent a messenger to prepare the way before Him, and that messenger was William Miller.

When He came to the history of the Christian Church, to enter into covenant with the Christian Church, in this time period [at the end of Ancient Israel], His messenger that prepared the way for Him was John the Baptist. And Sister White compares John the Baptist with William Miller, and others.

When He came to enter into covenant with Ancient Israel at Sinai, the messenger that prepared the way was Moses. Moses prefigures John the Baptist, and John the Baptist prefigures William Miller.

A Kingdom of Priests

So, in Exodus 19, verses 5 and 6—it is in your notes—speaking of the covenant, it says,

5Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” Exodus 19:5–6 (KJV).

Pentecost, the Millerites and the 144,000

So, if you go to 1 Peter 2:2-12, when the Lord entered into covenant here in Sinai, Moses is quoted (Exodus 19:5-6), Moses recorded, ‘If you obey God’s voice and enter into covenant with Him, you will be a kingdom of priests and an holy nation.’

5Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine. 6And ye shall be unto me a king of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” Exodus 19:5-6 (KJV).

In 1 Peter 2, Peter is commenting on the Christian Church entering into covenant with Christ in that history. And in verse 2, it says,

2As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious.”—

You enter into covenant with Him, you are going to come to this testing Stone that has been disallowed of men.

In each of these histories, the Foundation is disallowed of men. They are disallowing the Cornerstone, the Foundation.

—“5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house,”—

What are you? “. . . are built up a spiritual house, . . . ,” the Lord built up a spiritual house of the Millerites from 1798 to 1844.

—“5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood,”—

What does that tell you, if they are a holy priesthood? That the Lord is entering into covenant with them.

—“to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 6Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone, which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9But ye are a chosen generation,”—

This [the beginning of Ancient Israel] was a chosen generation in the time of Moses; this [at the end of Ancient Israel] was a chosen generation in the time of the Disciples; this [at the beginning of modern Israel] was a chosen generation in the time of the Millerites; this [at the end of modern Israel] is a chosen generation we call the 144,000. They are becoming a holy nation in these histories. But, the thing that makes them holy or unholy is how they relate to this Cornerstone, this Foundation Stone in each of these histories. It is the dividing line.

Verse 9,

—“9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness [gestures to the period of Darkness in the Millerite reform line] into his marvelous light: 10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 11Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may be your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.” 1 Peter 2:2-12 (KJV).

What is a Gentile? Someone outside the family of God, to keep it simple.

Here in this history, Peter is telling how the Christian Church in times past was not the people of God. They were Gentiles. But, now that He has called them into a covenant relationship, they become a holy nation of peculiar people. Then, in verse 12, he is making sure that they understand now that they are no longer Gentiles because he is contrasting them with Gentiles.

He says, “Make sure your conversation is correct among Gentiles.”

So, when they have entered into covenant with Him, they become His peculiar people, in the history of Moses at Sinai, in the history of the Christian Church, in the history of Millerite Adventism.

But, the point of reference that divides the two classes of worshippers in Peter is those who believe and those that are disobedient unto the Word, in verse 8. The point of controversy is the Foundation stone.

A Sure Foundation

Go to Isaiah 28, verse 14, because this is where Peter is quoting from. He is quoting from Isaiah, Isaiah 28:14, concerning this Stone.

And, that is what we are talking about in this study, the “Foundations Rejected,” and the Foundation is this Cornerstone.

Isaiah 28:14 says,

14Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. 15Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death,”—

There are two covenants being made in each of these histories. There was a group of people in this history [at the beginning of Ancient Israel] that made a covenant with death, and where did they die? They died in the wilderness. They did not go into the Promised Land.

There was a people here [at the end of Ancient Israel] that made a covenant with death, and where did they die? They died in Jerusalem, in the destruction of Jerusalem.

There was a people here [at the beginning of Millerite Adventism] that made a covenant with death, and where did they die? Well, the Protestants were left in ‘perfect darkness,’ so I do not know where all the apostate Protestants have died since the Millerite History; but, you get the point.

But, in each of these histories there is a group that is making a covenant with life. Okay?

Peter was just talking about the covenant of life for those that believe, but he is quoting from here in Isaiah.

Verse 15,

—“15Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge,”—

What is their refuge?

FROM THE AUDIENCE: Lies.

BROTHER PIPPENGER: Okay. What happens if lies are your refuge? You receive strong delusion because you would not receive the love of the truth.

—“for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: 16Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. 17Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. 18And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.” Isaiah 28:14-18 (KJV).

The overflowing scourge is The Sunday Law.

So, in these histories the Lord is making a covenant with life with those that believe upon the Foundation Stone; and, those that are rejecting the Foundation are making a covenant with death.

The Foundations Rejected

Okay, now, in your notes here I want you to see each of these histories; because, what we are emphasizing here is this waymark [indicating “Foundations Rejected”]. We do not have it listed in each of these histories, but this is a waymark. In each of these histories there is a rejection of the Foundations, and the Foundations are in other places illustrated in the Scriptures.

Moses—Beginning

But, the first one I want you to see is at the beginning, in this history, in the history of Moses, from The Great Controversy, page 437, it says,

“‘The Sabbath therefore lies at the very foundation of divine worship, for it teaches this great truth in the most impressive manner, and no other institution does this.” The Great Controversy, 437.

Aaron is setting up The Sunday Law when he is building that golden calf. Okay? We will deal with that more in detail in a following study.

But, Aaron—and who is Aaron? Is he the wife of Moses? He is the brother of Moses, but a pretty close relationship, right?—But, Aaron, other than Moses—Moses is the leader, okay? But, really, Moses is the prophet and Aaron is the leader of Ancient Israel.

And you could say in modern Israel there was a prophetess and a leader, right?

And in the history of Moses, Aaron set aside the Foundations early on.

And in this history of Millerite Adventism, the leader set aside the Foundations early on; but, we will deal with that later.

Christ—End

At the end of Ancient Israel, the Foundations were rejected. We have read this before:

“Christ, the foundation of the whole Jewish economy, stood before the Jewish rulers, to be condemned by his own nation.” Review and Herald, June 12, 1900.

They rejected the Foundation.

Solomon

The Desire of Ages, page 598,

“In quoting the prophecy of the rejected stone, Christ referred to an actual

occurrence in the history of Israel. The incident was connected with the building of the first temple. While it had a special application at the time of Christ’s first advent, and should have appealed with special force to the Jews, it has also a lesson for us.” The Desire of Ages, 598.

Okay. We have read this yesterday that the builders of Solomon’s temple rejected this foundation stone but ultimately was forced to use it. But, in the meantime, before they did, it was an annoyance to them, Sister says. It was in the way of their work.

So, in Solomon’s temple we see the Foundation rejected; in Moses’s time we see the Foundation rejected; in Christ’s time we see the Foundation rejected.

Cyrus

And we have dealt with this next one. In Cyrus, in the history of the Three Decrees, when they are laying the foundation stone, what are the old men who had seen the former temple doing? They are weeping and complaining, when they should have been praising the Lord for His providence; and, symbolically, they are putting into the record the Foundation is scorned.

Prophets and Kings, page 564,

“God had moved upon the heart of Cyrus to aid them in rebuilding the temple, and this should have called forth expressions of profound gratitude. But some failed of discerning God’s opening providences. Instead of rejoicing, they cherished thoughts of discontent and discouragement. They had seen the glory of Solomon’s temple, and they lamented because of the inferiority of the building now to be erected.” Prophets and Kings, 564.

Miller

Okay. In Miller’s time period, what was the foundation in Miller’s time period? Right here, the 1843 Chart. This represents the foundational truths of Adventism.

And in Miller’s Apology and Defense, pages 24-25, it says,

“I had never been positive as to any particular day for the Lord’s appearing, believing that no man could know the day and hour. In all my published lectures, it will be seen on the title page, ‘about the year 1843.’ In all my oral lectures, I invariably told my audiences that the periods would terminate in 1843, if there were no mistake in my calculation; but that I could not say the end might not come even before that time, and they should be continually prepared. In 1842, some of my brethren preached with great positiveness the exact year, and censured me for putting in an IF. The public press had also published that I had fixed upon a definite day, the 23rd of April, for the Lord’s Advent. Therefore, in December of that year, as I could see no error in my reckoning, I published my belief, that sometime between March 21st, 1843, and March 21st, 1844, the Lord would come.”—

There is the Foundation put in place, the foundational message.

—“Some had their minds fixed on particular days; but I could see no evidence for such, unless the types of the Mosaic law pointed to the feast of Tabernacles.

“During the year ‘43,”—

The foundational message on this 1843 Chart, it is going to get rejected by the Protestants.

—“During the year ’43, the most violent denunciations were heaped upon me, and those associated with me, by the press, and some pulpits. Our motives were assailed, our principles misrepresented, and our characters traduced. Time passed on: and the 21st of March, 1844 went by, without our witnessing the appearing of the Lord. Our disappointment was great; and many walked no more with us.” William Miller, Apology and Defense, 24–25.

So, in Millerite History, the Foundations were rejected, the Foundations being this Chart. The truths on this Chart were rejected by the Protestants of the United States.

Parallel Movements

So, to remind us that all these movements are parallel movements, The Great Controversy, page 343, says,

“The work of God in the earth presents, from age to age, a striking similarity in every great reformation or religious movement. The principles of God’s dealing with men are ever the same. The important movements of the present”—that is the Latter Rain Movement—“The important movements of the present have their parallel in those of the past,”—Moses, Christ, Millerites—“and the experience of the church in former ages has lessons of great value for our own time.” The Great Controversy, 343.

All these great Reform Movements parallel each other and they all prefigure the Reform Movement of the Latter Rain.

The First and Second Angels’ Messages

The 1888 Materials, beginning at page 803, says,

“God has given the messages of Revelation 14 their place in the line of prophecy,”—

Here is the line of prophecy [pointing to the reform line of the Millerite History (Figure No. 31.)] And he has given the Three Angels’ Messages their place in this line.

—“and their work is not to cease till the close of this earth’s history. The first and second angel’s messages”—[marked as 1 (August 11, 1840) and 2 (June 1842) on the reform line in Figure No. 31]—“are still truth for this time, and are to run parallel with this which follows.”—

What follows the First and Second Angeles’ Messages? The Third Angel’s Message.

And the history of the Third Angel’s Message is the history of the Latter Rain, and the history of the Latter Rain is going to parallel the Millerite History, which is the history of the First and Second Angel’s Messages. That is the second witness to the fact that the Millerite History is repeated in our history.

—“The third angel proclaims his warning with a loud voice. ‘After these things,’ said John, ‘I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power, and the earth was lightened with his glory.’ In this illumination, the light of all the three messages is combined.” The 1888 Materials, 803–804.

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

The Great Controversy, page 393:

“The parable of the ten virgins of Matthew 25 also illustrates the experience of the Adventist people.The Great Controversy, 393.

And in Review and Herald, August 19, 1890, speaking of the parable of the Ten Virgins, Sister White says,

“I am often referred to the parable of the ten virgins, five of whom were wise, and five foolish. This parable has been and will be fulfilled to the very letter, for it has a special application to this time, and, like the third angel’s message, has been fulfilled and will continue to be present truth till the close of time.” Review and Herald, August 19, 1890.

This parable has been fulfilled to the very letter in the Millerite History, and it will be fulfilled again to the very letter in the history of the Latter Rain.

That is three witnesses to the fact that the Millerite History repeats to the very letter at the end of the world.

The Seven Thunders

And then we have already put this in as a reference, The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, volume 7, page 971:

“The special light given to John which was expressed in the seven thunders was a delineation of events which would transpire under the first and second angels’ messages. . . .”—

The Seven Thunders are the events that took place in this history of the Millerites [1798 to 1844].

But, she says in the same article:

—“After these seven thunders uttered their voices, the injunction comes to John as to Daniel in regard to the little book: ‘Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered.’ These relate to future events which will be disclosed in their order.” The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, volume 7, 971.

So, the Seven Thunders represent a delineation of events that transpired from 1798 to 1844, the delineation of events that transpired under the First and Second Angels’ Messages, and the Seven Thunders represent future events that will be disclosed in their order. So, there you have four witnesses that the Millerite History is repeated to the very letter at the end of the world in the history of the Latter Rain.

Today

Covenant

So, today we should expect that the Lord is going to enter into covenant with the people that we call the 144,000.

And then in Review and Herald, February 26, 1914, it says,

In the last days of this earth’s history, God’s covenant with his commandment-keeping people is to be renewed.” Review and Herald, February 26,

A Tarrying Time

There is going to be a Tarrying Time. James 5:7 says,

7Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman”—

Who is the Husbandman? Christ. This is the Husbandman with a capital “H.”

—“Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.” James 5:7 KJV).

When does the divine Husbandman tarry in our history? At the beginning of the Latter Rain.

And how does the Latter Rain? It comes in two phases, the Early and the Latter; the Spring and the Summer. And the Tarrying Time for us begins when the Latter Rain begins to sprinkle.

Forty-Six

Temple Error In Christ’s Day

In order to understand the 46 in our history, we need to understand that in these histories here [at the ending of Ancient Israel] there is a misunderstanding of the temple.

The Great Controversy, page 25; this is the history of Christ.

“With the overthrow of Jerusalem the disciples associated the events of Christ’s personal coming in temporal glory to take the throne of universal empire, to punish the impenitent Jews, and to break from off the nation the Roman yoke. The Lord had told them that he would come the second time. Hence at the mention of judgments upon Jerusalem, their minds reverted to that coming, and as they were gathered about the Saviour upon the Mount of Olives, they asked, ‘When shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?’ [Matthew 24:3.]

“The future was mercifully veiled from the disciples. Had they at that time fully comprehended the two awful facts,—the Redeemer’s sufferings and death and the destruction of their city and temple, they would have been overwhelmed with horror.”—

See, they had a misunderstanding about the temple. They thought the temple was going to be restored and there was going to be an earthly kingdom set up by Christ. In the time of Christ there is a misunderstanding about the temple.

—“Christ presented before them an outline of the prominent events to take place before the close of time. His words were not then fully understood; but their meaning was to be unfolded as his people should need the instruction therein given. The prophecy which he uttered was twofold in its meaning: while foreshadowing the destruction of Jerusalem, it prefigured also the terrors of the last great day.” The Great Controversy, 25.

Temple Error in Miller’s Day

Was there a misunderstanding about the temple in the time of the Millerites? Yes. They thought the temple, the sanctuary, was the Earth.

The Great Controversy, page 352,

“Like the first disciples, William Miller and his associates did not, themselves, fully comprehend the import of the message which they bore. Errors that had been long established in the church prevented them from arriving at a correct interpretation of an important point in the prophecy.” The Great Controversy, 352.

So, temple error here in Christ’s day, temple error here at the beginning of modern Israel, and there is going to be a temple error at the end of modern Israel.

Temple Error Today

What is the temple error at the end of the world?

Manuscript Releases, volume 14, page 280, says,

“In the work of God no kingly authority is to be exercised by any human being, or by two or three. The representatives of the Conference, as it has been carried with authority for the last 20 years, shall be no longer justified in saying, ‘The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord are we.’”—

Of course, if you go into Jeremiah where he puts this expression in place, Jeremiah does not say we. He says these. Sister White is making a specific application to a misconception of the temple in our day and age.

—“‘The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord are we.’ The men in positions of trust have not been carrying the work wisely.

“The Lord calls for wise men to preside over His work, and to be faithful shepherds of His flock. He has a work to be done in every city. The General Conference has fallen into strange ways, and we have reason to marvel that judgment has not fallen, showing ‘by terrible things in righteousness’ that God is not a man that He should lie.” Manuscript Releases, volume 14, 280.

So, there is a temple misunderstanding in our time at the end of the world when those people believe that the structure, the corporate structure of the Seventh-day Church is the temple.

Temple Truth Today

But what is the temple in our day and age?

1 Corinthians 3:9-21.

9For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 10According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 16Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy, for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taken the wise in their own craftiness. 20And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 21Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s; . . . .” 1 Corinthians 3:9-21 (KJV).

What is the truth about the temple that you and I have to understand here? It is certainly not that the General Conference is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.

Verse 9 of 1 Corinthians 3 says,

9For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.”—

How many years did it take to raise up the Millerite building? Forty-six years.

And where do we get this raising up the building? We get it from Peter where he says there was a building raised in the history of Christ.

But, all these passages in the Bible are speaking about the end of the world, “. . . ye are God’s building.”

Verse 10,

—“10According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.”—

Build it on what? The foundation.

What are you going to put on the foundation?

—“11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.”—

Who is it that brings the fire? It is the Purifier and Refiner in Malachi.

He is going to refine and purify who? The sons of Levi.

Verse 14,

—“14If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 16Know ye not that”—

‘Know ye not that the General conference is the temple of god; is that what it says?”

—“16Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy, for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taken the wise in their own craftiness. 20And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 21Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s; . . . .” 1 Corinthians 3:9-21 (KJV).

Forty-Six Chromosomes in the Temple of God

So, what is the temple misconception? Well, that the leadership of the Church is the temple: “The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord are we.”

And what is the true understanding of the temple? That we are the temple of the Holy Spirit; and, when Christ created us, He created us based upon 46 chromosomes. So, we see the number 46 associated with this temple story; the 46 associated with the temple of the Millerites; the number 46 of Herod’s temple in the time of the beginning of the Christian Church; and, 46 days when Moses was given instruction on building the temple.

Manifestation of the Power of God

Okay. There is going to be a manifestation of the power of God in the time period at the end of modern Israel. Revelation 18:1,

1And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” Revelation 18:1 (KJV).

Removal of God’s Hand

Luke 24:13-16, and 30-31.

13And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 14And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. . . . 30And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.” Luke 24:13–16, 30–31 (KJV).

In Luke 24:13-16—it is in your notes—and then 30 to 31, you will see I am just going to cut snippets out of it because of time.

But on the “old paths,” on the Road to Emmaus, the disciples were walking with Christ. It says, “But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. . . .” They could not see; and, at the end of this in verse 31, it says, “And their eyes were opened.” Okay?

Moses could not see; His hand was over his face and then the hand was removed and he could see the glory of God; so, too, with the disciples; so, too in this history of the Millerites when the Lord removed His hand from these figures [the figures “2520, 677, 1843 and 2300, 457, 1843,” in the upper right-hand corner of the 1843 Chart], then they could see the time prophecies here ended in 1844.

So, is the Lord going to remove His hand in our history?

Review and Herald, July 20, 1897:

God is dishonored when we do not receive the communications which he sends us. Thus we refuse the golden oil which he would pour into our souls to be communicated to those in darkness. When the call shall come, ‘Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him,’ those who have not received the holy oil, who have not cherished the grace of Christ in their hearts, will find, like the foolish virgins, that they are not ready to meet their Lord. They have not, in themselves, the power to obtain the oil, and their lives are wrecked. But if God’s Holy Spirit is asked for, if we plead, as did Moses, ‘Show me thy glory,’ the love of God will be shed abroad in our hearts. Through the golden pipes, the golden oil will be communicated to us. ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts.’ By receiving the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness, God’s children shine as lights in the world.” Review and Herald, July 20, 1897.

Two classes of worshippers in Adventism: one of them is not going to have the oil, they are going to remain in darkness; the others are going to have the oil.

And what is the oil? It is the messages of God’s Spirit that He communicates to us.

And how do we receive them? By entering into the same experience that Moses did when he pled with the Lord to show him His glory and the Lord removed His hand.

And, when He removes His hand, what do we receive? The outpouring of the Holy Spirit: “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6.

So, the Lord is going to remove His hand for the wise virgins [at the end of modern Israel] that are repeating this history [of Moses at the beginning of Ancient Israel], and this history [of Christ at the end of Ancient Israel], and this history [of the Millerites at the beginning of modern Israel].

Foundation Rejected

And in this history [at the end of the world], the other waymark that we are dealing with today is that the Foundations [indicating the 1843 and 1850 Charts] are going to be rejected.

Testimonies, volume 8, beginning at page 296:

“The enemy is seeking to divert the minds of our brethren and sisters from the work of preparing a people to stand in these last days.”—

What is the work that prepares God’s people to stand in the Last Days? Well, Ezekiel 37 says there is a prophetic message that brings the bones and flesh and sinew together with the muscles, but it does not sand up. But, before it stands up, that body has to be assembled.

Is that not what Genesis tells us right from the beginning, that first the Lord created Adam out of the dust of the Earth, and then second what did He do? He breathed into him the breath of life.

And, this is Ezekiel 37: First, there is a prophetic message that brings the body together, but it is not standing. Then, there is a prophetic message that comes from the Four Winds represented as an angry horse seeking to break loose and bring death and destruction upon the whole world.

In our history, in our history as in the Millerite History, there are two messages. The First Message prepares God’s people to stand; the second message is when the Spirit is breathed into them and they stand up on their feet a mighty army. But, that is not what we are looking at here.

—“The enemy is seeking to divert the minds of our brethren and sisters from the work of preparing a people to stand in these last days.”—

The enemy is seeking to prevent Seventh-day Adventists from understanding what the last six verses of Daniel 11 represent, because that is the message that prepares us to stand.

—“His sophistries are designed to lead minds away from the perils and duties of the hour. They estimate as of little value the light that Christ came from heaven to give to John for His people. They teach that the scenes just before us are not of sufficient importance to receive special attention. They make of no effect the truth of heavenly origin, and rob the people of God of their past experience”— [referring to the board of the Millerite History],—“[they] rob the people of God of their past experience, giving them instead a false science. ‘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.’ [Jeremiah 6:16.]

“Let none seek to tear away the foundations of our faith,—the foundations that were laid at the beginning of our work,”—

What were the Foundations that were laid at the beginning of our work? Every reform line marks the foundations taking place right here [between the waymarks of the First and Second Angels’ Messages].

When the Angel comes down, what were the Foundations at the beginning of our work; what is the symbol of it? It is right here [referring to the 1843 Chart].

This [referring to the 1850 Chart] is not simply the Foundations; this, in this corner [referring to the lower left-hand corner of the 1850 Chart] has what we call the Pillars of Adventism: the Sabbath, the Third Angel’s Message, the Sanctuary. This Chart, the ’50 Chart, it has it all. It has both the Foundation and the Pillars.

But this 1843 Chart is the Foundations of our faith. This, according to Sister White, is Jeremiah’s “old paths.”

—“the foundations that were laid at the beginning of our work, by prayerful study of the Word and by revelation. Upon these foundations we have been building for more than fifty years. Men may suppose that they have found a new way, that they can lay a stronger foundation than that which has been laid; but this is a great deception. ‘Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid.’ [1 Corinthians 3:11.] In the past, many have undertaken to build a new faith, to establish new principles; but how long did their building stand? It soon fell; for it was not founded upon the Rock.” Testimonies, volume 8, 296–297.

Four Parallel Histories

Moses’ Two Tables: The Commandments of God

“God’s law is the transcript of His character.” Christ’s Object Lessons, 305.

Pentecost’s Two Loaves: The Spirit of Prophecy

35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall

never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” John 6:35 (KJV).

19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:19–21 (KJV).

Habakkuk’s Two Tables: The Faith of Jesus

“The warning has come: Nothing is to be allowed to come in that will disturb the foundation of the faith upon which we have been building ever since the message came in 1842, 1843, and 1844. I was in this message, and ever since I have been standing before the world, true to the light that God has given us. We do not propose to take our feet off the platform on which they were placed as day by day we sought the Lord with earnest prayer, seeking for light. Do you think that I could give up the light that God has given me? It is to be as the Rock of Ages. It has been guiding me ever since it was given.” Review and Herald, April 14, 1903.

“In his [Paul’s] presentation of the gospel he sought to make plain the prophecies relating to the first advent of Christ. He showed conclusively that these prophecies had been literally fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth. The foundation of his faith was the sure word of prophecy.” Acts of the Apostles, 124.

The Remnant: The Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy

12Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:12 (KJV).

17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:17 (KJV).

8And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9And he saith unto me, write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. 10And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:8–10 (KJV).

These four histories [the beginning and the ending of Ancient Israel, and the beginning and the ending of modern Israel] are airtight parallels that tell us the argument that produces, brings to a conclusion, the two classes of worshippers. This is the argument over the Foundations.

And this is why Isaiah 58:12 says the 144,000, one of the works that they are going to accomplish because they are going to raise up the Foundations of many generations, they are going to show the foundations of Noah, of Elijah, of Moses, of Cyrus, of Christ, of the Millerites, in order to make sure that God’s people at the end of the world understand the importance and significance of this argument over the Foundations.

And the way the 144,000 fulfill Isaiah 58:12 is through the methods set forth in Isaiah 28, bringing line upon line, from here a little and there a little; and, this is the rest and this is the refreshing that they would not hear.

Shall we pray?

Benediction: Heavenly Father, we want to be benefitted by these Foundations that were laid at the beginning of our work. We want to stand upon the Rock that you might remove your hand for our understanding that we might understand more fully your character. We want the increase of knowledge. We want all the golden oil that can be poured into our vessels that we might share with those around us. We want to be building upon the Rock, and not the sand, making a covenant of life and not of death. Lord, we pray for the work that is going on here in terms of recording this message and sending it out over the LiveStream, and we pray for those that at some point in time will consider these things and we ask that you give them discernment to rightly divide the Word of Truth. In Jesus’s name, amen.