Sabbath Message 02/01/45/120   

Dear Friends,


Today we go on to study the paper Sanctification of the Temple of God (No. 241). Yesterday on the New Year we commenced the Sanctification process and that process is the subject of study for today as a back to back Sabbath and for the next week and ends on Thursday with the fast for the Sanctification of the Simple and Erroneous (No. 291) which will become the last phase of the Study on the Sanctification.  The fast on the Seventh Day of Abib is commanded by the prophets and Christ and the Apostles and the Churches of God for centuries kept the fast and that practice has been re-established with the Sanctification process in the build up to the Passover and Unleavened Bread. The details are preserved in the Comments by Irenaeus in the Annex to No. 291 above. He sat at the feet of John as a child and he knew the elders and people who knew Christ and he was taught by Polycarp. The entire procedure was not understood in the Churches of God in the Sardis and Laodicean systems. The Radio Church of God and the Worldwide Church of God did not understand the Sanctification nor did it understand the Fast.  In fact it stopped observing the eight days of the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread from 1965 and by 1967 it was no longer kept in the Churches of God until it was reintroduced by CCG in 1994 with the Sanctification process.

The major problem with the Church of God (Seventh Day) and then RCG and WCG under Herbert Armstrong and the Church of God pastored by Andrew N. Dugger, later from Jerusalem into Nigeria, was that they were both Judaisers under the intellectual control of Jews and they introduced the Hillel Calendar (cf. 195, 195C) to the Churches of  God for the first time in two millennia (except for the odd small group of Judaisers in Thyatira), and they ensured that the Churches of God never kept a Holy Day or Feast on the correct days except by accident in all their lives. Armstrong was not even correctly baptised by an authorised officer of the Churches of God. Even WCG would not have accepted his baptism. We do not and do not accept his theology represents an officer of the Churches of God operating under the Holy Spirit. These offshoots of the WCG system, and Dugger’s group, still do not keep God’s Calendar (No. 156) correctly, except where the offshoots have joined CCG.

Now this may not seem an important issue to some, but it is in fact critical as to whether you inherit the Kingdom of God and enter the First Resurrection (No. 143A), or whether you are even allowed to live and enter the Millennium as a human let alone a Spirit as a Son of God and an elohim (cf. The Elect as Elohim (No. 001)).

Once this War of the Sixth Trumpet unfolds, and we see a third of the world die following from the Two Wars of the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets, God will land the two Witnesses Enoch and Elijah on the Temple Mount and they will restore the Nexus of the Law over their mission (cf. No. 135; 141D).  That means that there will be limited time to try to ensure you are in the First Resurrection. You must be:

  1. Validly baptised as an adult by an officer in good standing of the Churches of God.
  2. Be keeping the New Moons, Sabbaths and Feasts of God’s Calendar (No. 156)
  3. Be properly keeping the Law and the Testimony and the Faith of Jesus Christ (Rev. 12:17; 14:12).

No. 3 above includes identifying the correct Church of God in the last days doing all the above.  That does not include using the Hillel Calendar or the Gregorian Calendar or any other pagan system but only the Temple Calendar used by Christ and the Apostles and the Churches of God over the centuries and not that introduced by Armstrong and Dugger and in use among the Modern Day Jews who say they are Jews but are not (Rev. 3:9 cf. F066i).
Once the Witnesses are here we have 1263.5 days to qualify for the First Resurrection.  The Measuring of the Temple (No. 137)  began in 1987 and the WCG was measured and scattered to a myriad parts in 1993/4.
Once the Witnesses begin to restore the nexus of the law then the churches that are not doing the above qualifying categories and the people teaching them will be inflicted with the plagues of Egypt until they repent or die. They are dealt with under James 3:1. No person teaching that Christ is a coeternal, coequal God with the Father will be allowed to live, nor will one teaching the Holy Spirit is a person.

To make the First Resurrection one cannot leave the matter until the end of the 1260th Day of the Witnesses. Each person must have repented and kept a complete cycle of the Yearly Calendar as part of their test. Therefore the maximum time you have is less than two years. If you have not repented and sought out and kept the Passover with the Church of God doing all these things, and with the lampstand doing the work of the Last Days, then you will not be in the First Resurrection. The best you might hope for is to be left alive to repent under the Messiah before the Jubilee year of 2027.  If you have not repented then you will be left to die and you will not go into the Millennium under Christ.  God knows who you are and what you think and what you need to survive. If you have a corrupted mindset and are a stiff necked person unable to repent, you will probably be killed and then consigned to the Second Resurrection and the Great White Throne Judgment (No. 143B) in 3027.

You have no chance unless you are baptised, and if you are not baptised then repent, get baptised now, and start working.

It is not good enough to sit on your backside going to a social club on Sabbaths knowing they are not completely dedicated and genuine. The Witnesses will be here soon and you have far less than three years to make the Ex Anastasin or the “Out Resurrection” of Philippians 3:11.  As we saw from Isaiah 6:9 -13 yesterday if God does not want you then your eyes will be blinded and your ears sealed and you will not repent and turn and be healed.  You are not part of the Holy Seed. That is of itself a mercy, as you will be with the rest of humanity in the Second Resurrection along with the false ministers that misled or misdirected you. There we will all have the opportunity to relearn and repent and finally obtain the spiritual status of a Son of God.

We are about to enter the final Tribulation and Holocaust. Do not miss the opportunity to be baptised before the war and tribulation while you still can. Who knows when you will die? Contact your National or Regional CCG Coordinator and request to be baptised and to attend the Passover. Do not leave it too late.

Wade Cox
Coordinator General