Christian Churches of God

Sabbath Message by Wade Cox

March 16th, 2002

Dear Friends,

It is the first Sabbath of the new year 25/120. As you may have gathered from the New Year message this year is the start of a long process of tribulation to the return of the Messiah.

We will see a lot of changes from this year onward. Many of those changes will occur in the simple physical process and environment in which we live. Yesterday morning the Australian Radio National said in its morning broadcast that Australia and America were discussing their own version of the Kyoto protocols. As a throw away line at the end of the announcement the announcer said that it did not matter what action the USA and Australia took the endangered islands would still go under water any way. Some of the low-lying islands in the pacific had been trying to have the Global Warming problem listed as an item at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference held here in Australia. It appears that they are aware that the water levels will rise and many of these islands states will simply disappear. Their populations will have to be absorbed into the continental land masses such as Australia and NZ. This approach might be reassuring in part, except for the fact that the national authorities of Australasia and NZ and the USA do not really comprehend, or seemingly to be willing to face, the national planning and reorganisation required to cater for the enormous and catastrophic consequences of the rising water levels. The fact is that we are coming out of a mini ice age as well as coping with a major climate change induced by our own activities. It may be that we have even reversed the effects of the ice age and the changes will be exacerbated catastrophically.

When we produced the papers #218 and #219 they were treated as being fanciful dramatisation of what was a millennial non event. It was going to take a thousand years to rise 12 inches in the world sea levels and only nuts would imagine that we would be in a war in the former central soviet republics at Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Tajikistan and especially not Afghanistan. Well here we are now and we have just fought a war in Afghanistan and we are still there and we are about to go into Iraq and on to who knows where from there. World sea levels have risen to the point that the king tides this year were 18 inches higher than last year and no one can explain why.

What will happen next year and what is it about? The answer is that we are simply not living according to God's Laws and the world can no longer stand the strain. The way of peace we know not. Soon we will commence to throw nuclear weapons around contributing to the world's superheating and degeneration.

Many of the worlds nations are deliberately exposed through negligence in planning. Some of it is the direction of God and the limitations imposed on the demons in their operation of the planet. Much of it also is the stupidity and inability to plan unselfishly in the democratic city state systems and dismantle them and live according to God's Laws.

Much of the civilisation that we now know will be consumed and destroyed. Much of it will be covered by water and the waters will be polluted as a result.

This year I hope to do the commentary on the Koran and after that I would hope to do the sequential prophetic analysis of the activities of the Seven Seals and their interrelationship with the OT.

One of the things we find of interest is the fact that we can say things that are perfectly in accord with Scripture and explain how things will come about and people do not regulate their activities accordingly. If the other churches of God had our track record in prophecy the whole world would be told. It would be shouted from the roof tops. We have a 100% accuracy rate in prophecy and the churches of God are silent. Neither repenting nor changing themselves, their ministry prevent those who follow them from doing the same and assisting the work of God in the last days.

The biggest single factor that will rectify the church of God in the last days is the fact that the Place of Safety doctrine taught by the Churches of God will be shown to be the farce that it is. This aspect has been examined in the paper The Place of Safety (No. 194). The place of Safety is in the hand of God and we will be protected, wherever we are, doing the work of God, while ever we need it. Spiritual things are spiritually discerned while the things of this world are seen by the carnal mind.
It is for this reason that the carnal mind needs a carnal or physical place of safety. We are surrounded by angels, but, like Gehazi, many cannot see them and in the same way they cannot see their responsibility in this spiritual process.

I have not seen this aspect more pronounced than I have in the doctrine of the Cleansing of the Temple as examined in the paper The Sanctification of the Temple of God (No. 241) and the Sanctification of the Simple and the Erroneous (No. 291). This is perhaps the most important phase of the calling of the elect and their most important job and yet it cannot be seen by most in the churches of God this century. What was obvious to the churches of God 2000 years ago and which was a major object of attack and alteration is simply not even considered let alone understood this century when it is needed most.

Christ's comments, as the Angel of Yahovah, to Abraham are most relevant. When Abraham pleaded with Christ over the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah not to destroy the righteous with the wicked, he said he would not destroy them and spare the place even if there were found fifty righteous men (Gen. 18:23-26). At Abraham's pleading Christ altered judgment and said he would not destroy them if there were 45 righteous found there (Gen 18:28). He agreed he would not do it if forty were found there (Gen 18:29). Nor for thirty's sake, or then for twenty's sake and then he said he would not do it for ten's sake (Gen. 18:30-33). It was Abraham's responsibility to plead for the people and his son by adoption, as Lot his nephew was among them. The event that then occurred was that the other two Angels of Yahovah with him went to Sodom and they did not find ten just men. They then removed Lot and his wife and daughters and took them out of the city before they destroyed it. So it shall be with us. Those of us that look back to this system will be destroyed as was Lot's wife.

We will move from city to city in Israel and the Lord will save or judge cities based on our intervention and teaching. It is written: When they persecute you in one city flee to another, for truly I say to you that you shall not have gone over the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes (Mat.10:23). In this aspect our work has been ongoing and will only finish when Christ comes and lifts this burden from us in saving our people.

If there are ten of us doing the job in any city or nation then we may be instrumental in saving that city or nation. That is our job now and especially on 7 Abib. Let us pray for our people and the nations from now until 7 Abib and then on to the Passover and the days of Unleavened Bread. Remove sin from our lives and restore our people.

Much depends on us; even the safety of our people.

Love one another and pray for the calling of our people and the nations into the Millennial rest of Jesus Christ under the Government and Law of God.

Wade Cox

Coordinator General


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