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The Close of Probation - The Wise will Understand

Posted Feb 14, 2019 by Adrian Ebens in Newsletters
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The Close of Probation

Dear Maranathamedia Subscriber


There is a growing chorus of voices who claim to be wise and have understanding of the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. The idea is gaining ground that the close of probation is about to take place. We know that that coming of Christ is very soon but Satan would unsettle the faith of His people through false understandings of prophecy. The Lord gave to the Adventist pioneers a solid prophetic platform to build upon. Ellen White recommended the book Daniel and Uriah Smith many times as a book that is important to read and understand. Here is one example

"Especially should the book Daniel and the Revelation be brought before people as the very book for this time. This book contains the message which all need to read and understand." 1MR 61 (1899)

The book by Uriah Smith on Daniel and Revelation is not the last word on this subject but it is the first and foundational word on this subject. Any system of prophecy that lays aside this foundation is working on a wrong foundation. Any voice that places this book in a negative light is working against the foundations laid by the Spirit of God in this book.

I wish to lay before you some simple realities on this subject. There is a passage in Daniel 12 that many are referring to and it relates to the 1290 and 1335 day prophecy as well as the subject of the Daily.

Dan 12:10  Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise [H7919] shall understand

What shall they understand?

Dan 12:11-13  And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.  (12)  Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.  (13)  But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

Who are the wise? Verse 3 of the same chapter tells us.

Dan 12:3  And they that be wise [H7919] shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

The verse for wise in verse 10 is the same as the word for wise in verse 3 so I think there is a strong connection here. What do the wise do in verse 3? They turn many to righteousness. Where do we find the message of righteousness for these last days?

The Lord in His great mercy sent a most precious message to His people through Elders Waggoner and Jones. This message was to bring more prominently before the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It presented justification through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God. TM 91,92

The wise are those who have received the message of righteousness by faith found in the 1888 message given by Waggoner and Jones. The framework for this message was the subject of the two covenants. Ellen White was shown that Waggoner had the truth on the covenants. 

"Night before last I was shown that evidences in regard to the covenants were clear and convincing. Yourself, Brother B, Brother C, and others are spending your investigative powers for naught to produce a position on the covenants to vary from the position that Brother [E. J.] Waggoner has presented." Letter 59, 1890, p. 6. (To Uriah Smith, March 8, 1890.)

"Since I made the statement last Sabbath that the view of the covenants as it had been taught by Brother Waggoner was truth, it seems that great relief has come to many minds."--Letter 30, 1890, p. 2. (To W. C. White and wife, March 10, 1890.)

For more on this subject look at the booklets Stand by the Landmarks as well as Discarding Augustine's Covenant Glasses. See also Gospel in Galatians by E.J Waggoner; The Two Covenants in Galatians by A.T. Jones and Calvary at Sinai by Paul Penno

Those who reject the teachings of Waggoner and Jones on the Covenants cannot be considered the wise who bring many to righteousness because this is the message that lays the foundation to receive the latter rain to receive righteousness. 

We should also mention that to be wise you need to believe in the Wisdom of God? The Wisdom of God is the begotten Son of God. 

1 Cor 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom [G4678] of God.

1 Cor 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind [G3563] of Christ. 

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. [G4678] Let him that hath understanding [G3563] count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Dan 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise [G3540 LXX] shall understand.

Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds [G3540] through Christ Jesus.

In order to have wisdom you need the mind of Christ and therefore you must be a worshipper of the only begotten Son of the Father. If one worships the god of Babylon then Daniel will have these words to say to them

Dan 2:27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;

Therefore those within Adventism that do not confess the name of the begotten Son can't have the mind of Christ sufficiently as expressed in these Scriptures and therefore can't have His wisdom to the point to have revealed the prophecies of Daniel 12 to them. A word to the wise!

Ellen White connects Daniel 12 to Hosea 14. It specially addresses the issue of coming out of Idolatry. A confession of any god that denies that Christ is begotten or brought forth from the Father is idolatry and such a mind is not one that can have wisdom required to unlock the prophecies of Daniel 12. The good news here is that Hosea 14 indicates that many will come out of their idolatry.   

"Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." "I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon. Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found. Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein." [Hosea 14] Those who dishonor God by transgressing his law may talk sanctification, but it is of that value, and just as acceptable, as the offering of Cain. Obedience to all the commandments of God is the only true sign of sanctification. Disobedience is the sign of disloyalty and apostasy.* {HM, July 1, 1897 par. 14}

Secondly those who do not know the character of our Father cannot have a correct understanding of the the subject of the close of probation. God is not arbitrary and His mercy is everlasting. George Fifield introduced to Adventism the relational nature of the atonement and what the final atonement means. Men close their own probation in rejecting the final message of mercy to go to the world. Therefore the combination of knowing the Father and His Son and their character must be mandatory requirements to be considered wise and to have understanding.

Thirdly there is a growing number of people who interpret the words of Ellen White that say that the year day principle ended in 1844 and now we use literal time. If this were true then the year/day method of calculation would end in 1844 and everything from that time would be literal time. That simply can't be true because of these texts:

Rev 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

These texts have been applied by the pioneers using the year/day principle. The silence for half and hour at the Second Coming is about a week. If the year day principle ceases in 1844 then the whole second coming is going to happen in a literal 30 mins which is false. Also the seven plagues will fall in a literal 24 hours using literal time. Thus we see the reapplication of literal time doesn't work.

My brothers and sisters you are going to hear many many Adventists that deny the begotten Son and deny that God is coimpletely non-violent tell you that they are wise and understand Daniel and Revelation. I say in love - believe them not. The wise are those who worship the wisdom of God which is the begotten Son. They also worship Him who does no violence, a message that came out of the 1888 message. 

Before we can know the future specifically we must be purified . The wise are those who turn many to righteousness.

Dan 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

This means they will know the 1888 message and will know righteousness by faith. They will know the covenants as Waggoner taught them.

Many will come in Christ's name and say they have the words of Christ but believe them not. I encourage you not to listen to teachers of prophecy who do not believe the begotten Son or reject the truth on the character of God. Focus on the message of righteousness by faith and becoming Christ like. When Christ is glorified in us greater light will come on Daniel 11 and 12.

Grace and peace to you 
Adrian Ebens
Maranatha Media 

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This booklet is a summary of much of the teachings we have been sharing over the past 12 months. The principles in this book change greatly our understanding of the atonement and magnify the love of God in the gift of His Son. It also directly addresses the command of God to slaughter men, women and babies in 1 Samuel 15:1-3. I encourage you to read this booklet and give it careful consideration.  


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This book written by Pr Cecil Errens from South Africa lays out the foundations of the kingdom of the Son of David. As David speaks to his son Solomon, he gives him the soundest advice for the most glorious kingdom on earth as a symbol of the kingdom of heaven. 

1 Kings 2:1-3  Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,  (2)  I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;  (3)  And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whitheroever thou turnest thyself:


Ellen Whites states clearly:

“The words of Moses to Israel, concerning the statutes and judgments of the Lord, are also the word of God to us…”Signs of the Times, March 21, 1895.

“The instructions given to Moses for ancient Israel, with their sharp, rigid outlines, are to be studied and obeyed by the people of God today.SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 1, p. 1103.4

The message of Elijah is to bring God's people to keep the commandments of God by the Faith of Jesus. Those who teach men to remove one jot or title from the law will be least in the kingdom of heaven which the Spirit of Prophecy tells us that they will not be in heaven. 

[Matt 5:19 quoted] "That is, he shall have no place therein. For he who willfully breaks one commandment, does not, in spirit and truth, keep any of them. "Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." James 2:10. MB 51

This subject is vital for all those who desire to be sealed with the Father's name and have the Law of God written in their hearts. 

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We have a growing collection of Audiobooks. We hope to get most of these books into an audio format so that those who have less time for reading can listen to the books                     

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Adrian Ebens
Maranatha Media




In This Issue:

- Close of Probation
- New Books
- Audiobooks
- Passover 2019
- Agape

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