Many Davidians Still Knocked Down After 50 Years

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  They claim to follow the same message written by the same author, but why are they so divided? They must be under an attempted "knockout blow" and still have not recovered. And who is responsible for this tragic situation? Is the enemy's effort to deliver "knockout blow" a curse or a blessing in disguise?             … [Read more...]

Who is the One Shepherd God will appoint Over His Flock?

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"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." -- 1 John 4:1 "And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." -- Isaiah8:19, 20 The question as … [Read more...]

Entering Wedge — A Time for Drugs Rather than for Food: A Clarification

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  A question recently came to us asking about the portion in the original Shepherd's Rod tract entitled "The Entering Wedge" which appears to advocate the use of drugs contrary to the counsel found in the Spirit of Prophecy.  This concern and apparent contradiction has been noticed and voiced by others over the years. "I have been reading the The Entering wedge , and got to page 20, 21 & 22 - A TIME FOR DRUGS RATHER THAN FOR FOOD . The writer makes statements that seem to be  contrary … [Read more...]

Times of Trouble

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At the present time within Davidian circles there are many viewpoints and much confusion regarding the trouble(s) we as a people are to experience in the near future, specifically, the nature and exact sequence of events involving the sealing of the 144,000, the purification of the church, the solemn assembly, and Jacob’s time of trouble. Part of the confusion has arisen due to teaching coming from the "New Codes" sermon addresses published by Florence Houteff after the death of Brother … [Read more...]

The Golden Bowl Revisted

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It is interesting how people react when you show them something that totally contradicts what they have long thought to be true. Such was the case recently when we posted two images on our Facebook page and a discussion group called "Universal Publishing Association" from the original Shepherd's Rod message showing the golden bowl vision in Zechariah chapter four. In these original images found in Shepherds Rod, Vol. 2, p. 270, and Tract No. 6, p. 18 it was pointed out that the golden bowl … [Read more...]

Do You Want the IRS Knocking at the Door of Your Association?

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The question of whether God’s work should be incorporated with the state in order to gain tax exempt favor in the form of an IRS 501c3 corporation has reached a new level of concern. This has come to the forefront in light of the recent explosive revelations of the IRS targeting of selected conservative political and religious groups applying for 501c4 and 501c3 tax exempt status. Please consider some of the many probing and over reaching questions the IRS has been asking targeted groups … [Read more...]

The Lord’s Coming as a Thief in the Night: What Takes Place?

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If you asked a typical Seventh-day Adventist what event will take place when the Lord comes "as a thief in the night" in all likelihood they will say without hesitation that it is Christ coming in the clouds of glory for what is commonly known as the second advent. In fact the official church position on the Lord’s return states: "A Sudden, Unexpected Return. Christian believers, longing and looking for Christ's return, will be aware when it draws near (1 Thess. 5:4-6). But for the … [Read more...]

Are Davidians Looking for Unity But Don’t Know Where to Find It?

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For years there have calls amongst present truth believers to unite and come together so the work of pleading for mother can be finished and that long hoped for kingdom of peace ushered in. Is this thinking based on a sound understanding of the Rod or is it a specious sort of love sick sentimentalism that is calculated to lead, if possible, the very elect into the ditch? Has anyone proposing such schemes ever taken the time to sink the shaft deep into the mine of Truth and answer the following … [Read more...]

Addressing Apparent Contradictions Between the SOP and the Rod

The enemies of Truth have always resorted to unethical tactics to avoid the plain teachings of the Bible and often take portions of scripture out of their proper context or pit one passage against another in a effort to make the Bible contradict itself. This underhanded method of study is the result of surface reading and failure to harmonize all that has been written on the subject. Such treacherous and fundamentally disingenuous methods of analysis have been used as weapons against the … [Read more...]

Is There a Jonah Phase of the Rod Message?

The winds of doctrine continue to blow amongst Davidians. Much of the confusion arises from teachings coming from the unauthorized "New Codes" sermon addresses published by Florence Houteff after the death of Brother Houteff in 1955. These publications and the resultant confusion that emanates from them have been thoroughly addressed in prior posts on this website, the links of which are included here and here for those who are not familiar with the controversy. Yet despite the clear evidence … [Read more...]

Who are the Vanguard?

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We have recently been asked a question about the “Vanguard” found in the Shepherd’s Rod message. Although there have been varied thoughts about who constitutes this group and what is their role in the closing events of prophecy expressed by different individuals over the years, in this study we will supply evidence from the golden bowl to address these questions. We are praying for God to bless this effort and clear away any confusion there may be on the subject and hopefully shed some … [Read more...]