Dear Friends,

Today is the Sanctification of the Simple and Erroneous (No. 291). It is a very important part of the sequence of the Sanctification of the Temple of God (No. 241). It was not kept in the Churches of God for several hundred years until it was restored in the Christian Churches of God through the Grace of God in the power of the Holy Spirit. We all sin and err but we repent and we go on to help and encourage each other. This day is commanded of God through the prophet Ezekiel (Ezek. 45:20).

Ezekiel set up the structure so that we might understand what is required of us, and what significance it had so that we might understand the role we play in the process of the cleansing of Israel and the nations.
We explained that in the Message of 2008 and we issued the paper War of Hamon-Gog (No. 294).  This year we will give you the sequence of what is to happen regarding that war as it unfolds. This Passover we will begin the series on WWIII.

In 2005 we began to pray for the salvation of the Churches of God from the Ditheist heresies that had ensnared them. The results from the seminar in 2005 have been spectacular. On Monday 7 Abib beginning on Sunday we will all fast for the Sanctification of the Simple and Erroneous (No. 291). In this period we should all concentrate on the rectification of the errors of the Churches of God under the nineteenth and twentieth century false prophets. The problems and errors are outlined in the paper newly issued, namely False Prophecy (No. 269).

It should be obvious to us all that the main thrust of the adversary was to misdirect the Churches of God in the Last Days, so that the work of the Restoration of all things was frustrated and corrupted by false doctrines among a number of dysfunctional competing works. It is a blessing that their works are not allowed to interfere with the general distribution of the message of the Last Days, but we also need to encourage their people and correct their views. Last year, 2009, God performed a spectacular work in Africa and the Middle East and he will continue on from this year now all over the world.

This week ahead we must pray for each and every member of the Churches of God and for their leaders, that they might be freed from their burden of blindness and error. Pray that they are freed from the idolatry that has been endemic among the churches of the entire Advent movement from the Seventh Day Adventists and their idolatrous devotion to the false prophetess, Ellen G. White. Pray they are restored to the correct and full Calendar. More importantly, pray that they are restored to the correct worship of the correct and One True God. Pray that they are stripped of their idolatrous Trinitarianism and the shackles of false prophecy and false doctrine that cripple them. Pray that the Jehovah Witnesses are corrected and their eyes are opened to the necessity of the correct Temple Calendar and the keeping of the entire Commandments of God. Break the shackles that chain their minds to slavish devotion to a false system.
Pray that the Armstrong systems and the entire Churches of God of the Sardis era up to the present time are freed of the Binitarian and Ditheist heresies and also that the Trinitarians are called to repentance or removed. Pray they are freed from the false Hillel calendar and are able to keep the Commandments of God free of error and idolatry.

Pray that they have their minds opened so that they might see and hear and understand, and thus turn and be restored to the true faith once delivered.

Pray that we are able to continue the translation works and have the nations reached in their own languages. Pray we are able to reach and teach the members of the Churches of God in all nations, and to grow churches in lands where there are few or none.

The purpose of a fast is to break the bonds of wickedness and let the oppressed go free. Look at Isaiah chapter 58. The Living God says in Isaiah 58:6-14:

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and you do not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rearguard.
Then you shall call and the Lord will answer; you will cry and He will say Here I am!
If you take away from the midst of you the yoke and the putting forth the finger and speaking vanity;
And if you draw out your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity and your darkness shall be as the noon day.
And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring whose waters fail not.
And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall rise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in.
If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my Holy Day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shall honour Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words:
Then shall you delight yourself in the Lord; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it (Isa. 58:6-14).

Note the words of the Lord: “Sanctify yourselves therefore and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. And you shall keep my statutes and do them for I am the Lord, which sanctifies you” (Lev. 20:7-8). And thus, the house of God is sanctified from the First Day of the First Month to the Eighth Day of the First Month (2Chron. 29:17). Thus, the House of God, which Temple we are, is sanctified from the First to the Seventh Day inclusive, and it is on this day that we pray for all those that err and sin by lack of knowledge. Sanctify the congregation with a fast and call a solemn assembly (Joel 1:14; 2:15-16). It is through this fasting that we turn ourselves to break the yokes that afflict our people. By prayer and fasting and speaking the words of the Lord God of Hosts through His servants the prophets we are able to break the yokes of bondage and ignorance that oppress our people.

Pray to silence the false teachers and the oppressors of our people. Pray that we are able to repair the breach of the understanding of our people and restore the paths of righteousness and to properly educate our people in the ways of the Lord.

Pray to silence those who exploit the sheep for gain through false teachings. It is by our fasting and prayer that the nations will be corrected and given understanding. It is through our prayer and fasting that the false systems are broken and put down.

Pray for your leaders that they might be given clear thinking and just judgment. Pray that the oppressed go free. Let true judgment and justice be given to those in prison. Pray for peace and freedom among men.
Pray that our systems of justice are not corrupted. Pray that we are all kept from the evil one.
Go through this process on the fast day of 7 Abib. Use it and the sequence in Isaiah and in Joel to guide your words to ask for the release of bondage and the breaking of wickedness and the yokes of the false teachings of the churches of the world’s systems. Cleanse the Churches of God from the errors of the twentieth century false prophets by your prayers. Let their leaders be corrected by what comes out of our mouths in this important period.

Ask that our prayers are bound in heaven and that the Host deal with the Churches of God in this last important phase.

Ask that we are able to complete our work in the seven-year period ahead of us. Thus, the witnesses are able to judge the planet by what has been promulgated of the Mysteries of God. For this Gospel must be preached in all nations as a witness to all men, and then the end shall come. The Messiah can then come and finish the Restoration of all things by the power of the Host and the command of God.

As it was with Messiah, so it is with us. Our meat is to do the will of Him who sent us and to finish His work (Jn. 4:34).

Wade Cox
Coordinator General