Sabbath Message by Wade Cox

New Year 1/1/30/120

Dear Friends

Today is the New Moon of Abib and it is the beginning of the Thirtieth Year of the 120th Jubilee.

Today we begin the Sanctification of the Temple of God (No. 241). This period is to see us develop our relationship with one another and to be reconciled. If you are not reconciled with those in the Church you had better get at it. You have fourteen days to prepare yourselves for the Lord’s Supper.

What constitutes the Church of God? What does it mean to have the lampstand? What does it mean to use your talents correctly? What did Christ mean when he said that the man who buried his talent was to be punished?

Surely we can just get on about our business and where two or three of us are gathered together then Christ is there and that is OK, is it not? That means we can sit at home and have a husband and wife service and buy some Bibles and send them overseas, doesn’t it? Exactly that proposition has been put to us. Christ specifically condemns such a view.

When Christ speaks of the Churches and the removal of the lampstands in the Book of Revelation in Chapters 2 and 3 he was speaking as though that symbolised the power and authority of the Church of God.

Each of the seven Churches has power and authority at specific times and when they do not perform that power and authority is removed. The work of God in the Last Days cannot be stopped. When the last Church is unable to work then the Witnesses will be sent. Christ expresses his love for the Church of the Philadelphians because they had little strength yet they performed their tasks in a spirit of brotherly love.

They did not lose sight of the goal and they preached the gospel of the Kingdom of God until Christ came. They are prophesied as never letting up on their commission. They do not falsely accuse one another, they are not self-righteous and they do not harbour hatred and grudges. They do not pack up their bongos and disappear when the going gets tough. A coward will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

They are held out to the other Churches as an example of the Faith.

The work of the Church of God in the Last Days is the publishing of the gospel. If you are not doing that then you are not doing the work of God. You can explain to Christ why you have stayed at home and why you have not supported the commission. God gave pretty clear instruction through the prophet Malachi as to what is required. The Law is clear. Christ was very clear in the parable of the Talents as to what would happen to such a person.

If something is of God it will continue according to the Law and the Testimony (Isa. 8:20). If it is not, it will come to nothing or become corrupt in what it says.

Sometimes people make errors and back the wrong horse. It should be obvious when that happens and the remedy is simple. Repent and be reconciled.

If you think you can sit in a house church and not preach the gospel as an organised body you are fooling no one but yourself.

The Thirtieth Year is the Second Year of the Sabbath cycle. This year we prepare for the Third Year and the transfer of the Second Tithe to the poor fund, and so that aspect must be considered in your expenditure this year and it should have been a factor last year.

This year we have a lot of work to do. God will give us what we require to assist us. We must get the major part of it finished before the Third Year, as that year is always the year that God brings about change.

If you are sitting at home doing nothing or justifying your own indolence then look at how you can help.

This Third Year, the Thirty-First Year, is a critical stage in the final Jubilee of this age. Many things will be brought into play in that year and the wars will escalate. The time is fast approaching when we will not be able to work and God will then send the Witnesses (see the paper The Witnesses (No. 135)).

Until that time we have to do the best we can. Soon God will move to deal with the false religions of the World under the Mother Goddess system. That false system is adored by billions, not just millions, and we will not be able to stamp it out. But we will expose it and the world will be made to face what it is.

One of the major aspects of the Bible story is that of Gideon’s Force and the 300 (see the paper Gideon’s Force and the Last Days (No. 22)). In the forthcoming work on the Descendents of Abraham we will show you how this figure was used again and again to deal with the enemies of the family of Abraham based on this example in the story of Gideon. It is not an accident and it is repeated a number of times in the Bible and the historical record (see the Descendents of Abraham: Part IV: Keturah (No 212D)).

That small force in the Last Days will expose the false system of the demons using the Mother Goddess system and the Witnesses will bring the world to its knees, literally.

False prophets in the Worldwide Church of God and the Jehovah’s Witness and Seventh Day Adventist systems were all touting the year 1975 and there was no sign of the problems in prophecy that we might have expected to see. Yet it is now all around us and their people are dumb dogs (see the paper False Prophecy (No. 269)).
Over the next few months you will also see God deal with a number of the enemies of the Faith and the accusers of the brethren. Do not be surprised at what happens.
God deals with things in His own time. He will leave some matters go unchecked for a while to deal with the matter more fully but when it happens it is dealt with much more comprehensively than might be thought.

God deals with people under authority and He holds people to account for what they do. He also vindicates the cause of His servants. Miriam was leprous and outside of the camp seven days for simple disloyalty. The louts who insulted Elisha were all killed by a bear that came out of the woods.

The soldiers that were sent to arrest Elijah and who insulted him were all struck by lightning, not once but twice until the third group survived by showing respect.

Last year God cleaned the Temple from the New Moon of Adar 2 and before 7 Abib when we fasted for the Simple and Erroneous. This year God began to deal with things from the Fast of Esther at the beginning of Purim and it was not in the order some expected. But it told us everything about what God thought about the work He had set out for us to do and it showed everyone just where the lampstand was working.

Prepare for the Passover in all diligence. Keep it with the Body of Christ, which is the Church of God.

Work while there is still time and light to do so as the time is coming when no one can work.

Love one another and thereby show you love God.

Wade Cox

Coordinator General


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