Watchmen on the Walls of Zion
The affairs of the kingdom of God are upon my heart today to share with you as the day approaches for my coming. There is so much yet for my church to accomplish in order to give the last warning message of my grace and truth to the world. The people of earth are awakening as they see and experience the disasters and threats of war, and the increasing violence which are all permitted to prepare the people of earth to hear the last warning that they will ever hear before I close probation. It reminds me of the last week before the flood when I brought the beasts of earth into the ark two by two, and the clean animals by sevens. [Gen. 7:1-3, 8, 9.] They came in an orderly procession guided by the angels, and should have been unmistakable evidence of the truth of Noah's predictions. But the people had already hardened their hearts to his message and were afraid and ashamed to change their minds and admit that they had been wrong.
So it is now. As I said to my disciples while I was on earth, as it was in the days of Noah so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man. [Matt. 24:37; Luke 17:26.] Now that time has come and you are the ones who have my truth to preach to the world of the coming destruction. I am doing my part in the signs around the world in every area of nature and society. But they need to hear a preacher of righteousness [2 Pet. 2:5] to put words around what they are seeing in order to have adequate information to make their final conclusion. Their blood will be upon the hands of those who are like watchdogs who won't bark to arouse the household when the robber comes to break into the home. You are all called to be watchmen on the walls of Zion. You have been given truths that no other church has understood since 1844. The Bible mysteries have been opened to you, especially about the time of the end, through the writings of Ellen White. These are messages that are to be preached to the ends of the earth.
Much is already being done, but there is one grand climax of light and power which is still ahead of you through the preaching of the judgment hour message as it applies to the living. This is the repeat of the first angel's message [Rev. 14:7], which is to be preached with power in the last generation to prepare them for the outpouring of the latter rain of my Holy Spirit in a greater measure than at Pentecost. This is the sealing which will prepare my people to stand through the end of time and the time of trouble without a mediator in the heavenly Sanctuary. This is not to be taken lightly, for no one has ever experienced this in the history of mankind. This was not possible until all the light of the plan of salvation is made manifest which will bring my people to the place where they can cooperate with me on every level of their lives.
Pentecost and the early rain fell at the beginning of my ministry in the first apartment of the heavenly Sanctuary, and the latter rain falls at the close of my second apartment work as exemplified in the Old Testament services on the Day of Atonement. At that time the record of all the sins of my people was wiped away and laid on the head of the scapegoat. But notice that during that solemn time it was not to be "business as usual" for the congregation of the people. They were to be equally involved with the high priest, and cooperating by the confession of all known sin, and searching their hearts to see if anything had escaped their notice during the yearly round of services. Only those who cooperated with this were exonerated and pronounced clean at the end of the day.
So it will be now. Many of my people have lost the understanding of the necessity of this same experience in order to be ready for the close of probation. Many believe as do the nominal Protestants that the final cleansing from sin will not take place until I come in the clouds of heaven. Consequently, they are not actively taking part in the cleansing of heart that is necessary to be among the living when I come. They have forgotten their spiritual heritage reaching back to the early Advent movement when these things were discovered and accepted as truth. But even they did not fully understand as clearly as I want you to understand and practice and teach now, for the time has come for the work to be finished. We are not now at the beginning of the Day of Atonement, we are at the end. Therefore a final message of truth must go out to the people to prepare them to cooperate with me in the closing hours of my ministry in the Most Holy Place of the heavenly Sanctuary.
I am very pleased with all of you who are already preaching this message, and I will reward you and strengthen you for the task. But I want the last warning to spread like fire in the stubble. Make every moment count, for the time is short. I will guide and strengthen you and all who are preaching and sharing the true message of warning for this time, and you will be blessed by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit and the angels who attend you. So look up and rejoice that your redemption draws near and you are accounted worthy to be among the called, chosen, and faithful who stand with me in the battle against the forces of evil. [Rev 17:14.]
Now go to the activities of your day, but keep your hearts uplifted to the heavenly Sanctuary where I am ministering for you to help you and prepare you for the days ahead. Rejoice in the beauty of the Sabbath hours and I will pour you out a double blessing as you worship and associate together, ever keeping in mind the sacredness of the Sabbath hours which we spend together. May your preparation for the Sabbath be a foretaste of your preparation for my soon coming, and the joy we will share together in my eternal kingdom. Lovingly, Jesus.