Advent Movement History 3
OUR HISTORY: Part 3
THE BEGINNING OF THE THREE ANGELS MESSAGES COMPLETED
"I was shown three steps -- the first, second, and third angels' messages. ...I was again brought down through these messages." Early Writings 258-9.
"This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, joining it as the midnight cry joined the second angel's message in 1844." Early Writings 277.
THE MESSAGE OF JOHN THE BAPTIST - ELIJAH, IN ANTITYPE, ANNOUNCING THE COMING OF MESSIAH THE BRANCH, IN A MESSAGE, IN THE LATTER DAYS.
The First Angel's Message "repeated",
The Fourth Angel of Revelation 14:15
"And another angel (message) came out of the Temple,"
The full prophetic message given Brother V. T. Houteff begins to unfold from 1930 onward – beginning the second (final) phase of the First Angel’s Message in the Advent Movement as foretold by Ellen G. White, confirmed by V.T. Houteff in the White House Recruiter publication page 37.
The Shepherd’s Rod Message and Movement is born.
A prophetic reformatory movement of Seventh-Day Adventists Conforming to ALL the lifestyle counsels of the Spirit of Prophecy Upholding all of the original Seventh-Day Adventist historic doctrinal platform established by the founders, James and Ellen White, and others.
The Shepherd’s Rod - Volume 1 is publi">
The Shepherd’s Rod Message gives the formal prophetic announcement of the Judgment of the Living to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, as required by Divine Law in the Day of Atonement typology (Lev. 16), calling for the Advent Movement Corporate, to stand before the Divine Judgment Bar to determine what has been done with the truth and talents of the organization to live and promote the 3rd Angel’s Message.
Nothing is taught in the Shepherd’s Rod that is contrary to the established doctrinal “Platform” and lifestyle of the Seventh-day Adventist Message as established and taught by James and Ellen White and the founding fathers of the Advent/SDA Movement.
The Shepherd’s Rod – Volume 2 is published.
Numerous prophecies in Scripture, from the Books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah, and others pertaining to the latter days, the setting-up of the Davidian/Daniel 2 Kingdom, and various prophetic truths relevant to Seventh-Day Adventists, not commented on by Ellen G. White, are published in the Shepherd’s Rod Books and throughout the years of Victor Houteff’s ministry – to the Law and to the Testimony! -- Isaiah 8:20.
Victor Houteff is officially disfellowshipped from the SDA Church for teaching outside of established doctrine, but none of his teachings are proven wrong or given a church-wide hearing at a full Quadrennial Session, ever! An SDA defense tract is eventually published, universally taking Victor Houteff’s statements out of context to turn away honest investigation of the Shepherd’s Rod Message.
New Light is not permitted in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Emerging present truth “new light” will not be given an official hearing beyond the local conference and will not be given a platform of hearing and investigation by the world-wide SDA church. The local conference is not the “voice of God”.
Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath School counsel, regarding new light, is ignored! Rejected!
In 1834 Victor Houteff moves the headquarters to Waco, Texas, purchasing a large amount of acreage near what will become Lake Waco, which, many years later, becomes the most upscale area in the City of Waco.
He quickly establishes an exemplary and comfortable living environment for the Davidian membership who came to live there and establishes himself as an outstanding, ethical and reputable businessman in the Waco area throughout the depression years into the mid 1950s.
Davidian SDA organization prospers with a large support base of Seventh-Day Adventists worldwide. Major building projects with the new large two story administration building, workers cafeteria, printing facility, workers apartments, family housing, a Davidian rest home, mercantile store, maintenance buildings, the beginning of two decades of mass mailing of teaching literature to the worldwide SDA membership.
The Davidian membership grows extensively, supporting the ever growing publishing work of Tracts, Answer Books, Timely Greetings studies, study chart series and the two volume Shepherd’s Rod Books.
The Davidian organization has worldwide interest from the SDA community, but the Shepherd’s Rod Message is never given a hearing at an SDA world session.
In Volume 9 of the Testimonies, only the SDA Quadrennial Session is stated by Sister Ellen G. White as “the Voice of God” to the people, not the General Conference alone, after 1901.
Continued in Part 4 - The Message of The Bridegroom - THE BRANCH.