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              ORIGINAL SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOKS

        AND COMPILATION SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOKS



Revised 08-15-12

Posted 09-09-2005

COLOR CODE:


RED FONT = THE MOST HOLY KJV BIBLE


BROWN FONT = THE MOST HOLY SHEPHERD’S ROD MESSAGE THROUGH Bro V.T. Houteff.


PURPLE FONT = THE ADDITIONAL CODES ( NEW CODES ), OF THE SHEPHERD’S ROD MESSAGE.


BLUE FONT = THE MOST HOLY SPIRIT OF PROPHECY THROUGH Sister Ellen Gould White.


FUCHCIA FONT = THE MOST PRECIOUS 1888 MESSAGE – {TM 91-92 }.


GREEN FONT = My Own Personal Commentary or the Commentary of Others.


NAVY FONT = Any Other Source of Information, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Etc.


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NOTE: THE FONT IS CAPITALIZED WHEN SPEAKING OF GOD AND HIS TRUTH.


THE FONT IS ENLARGED AND CAPITALIZED, AT TIMES, TO EMPHASIZE THE POINT.

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      DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORGINAL SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOK,

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          THE PUBLISHER'S COMPILATION SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOK


             SOME IMPORTANT THOUGHTS TO CAREFULLY CONSIDER

PRIOR TO READING A SPIRIT OF PROPHECY COMPILATION BOOK


You will find some redundancy in this particular Study, but, that is because of the Vital Importance of its Message!

A COMPILATION BOOK, MEANS THAT IT IS COMPOSED OF VARIOUS STATEMENTS TAKEN FROM SEVERAL OTHER SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOKS OR SOURCES, WRITTEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD Through THE LORD'S INSPIRED Messenger or Prophetess, Sister Ellen Gould White.

THEREFORE, THE INCLUDED CONTENT, FROM THE VARIOUS SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOKS OR SOURCES THAT A SPIRIT OF PROPHECY COMPILATION BOOK CONTAINS, IS DIVINELY INSPIRED AS FAR AS CONTENT IS CONCERNED.

However, ANY SPIRIT OF PROPHECY COMPILATION BOOK  compiled by The Publishers, after the death, in July, 1915, of the original INSPIRED Authoress, Sister White, Does Not have the INSPIRED Authoress to Verify The Book’s Content Pertaining to the Correct Chronological Order of the Actual Occurrence of Subjects and Events as They Transpired, then, I do not think we could attest to its INSPIRATION, Necessarily, so far as said chronological occurrence of subjects and events in the Compilation is concerned. Thus, the resulting Message that the particular order of Compiling might imply, if taken in a continuous manner from beginning to end, may or may not be the actual order and complete and correct chronological explanation of said events. Therefore, the actual order, itself, of the Compilation may or may not be INSPIRED, at least, at all times. This is due, especially, where the BOOK is created by compilation by the publishers according to their personal decision to include or omit certain portions of the particular chosen INSPIRED SOURCES, at their discretion when putting the Compilation Book together. And, even though I would think that they prayed for DIVINE GUIDANCE regarding this endeavor, the fact remains, that they are subject to employing their own private thoughts, intentionally, or unintentionally as to WHAT IS CONTAINED AND WHAT IS OMITTED. Whereas, an INSPIRED Messenger or Prophet includes ONLY THAT WHICH THE LORD DIRECTLY GIVES Them, Personally. That is the Major Difference between the publishers and Sister White, and, thus between an Original SOP Book and a Compilation SOP Book.

Now, I would say that there is no real problem if the publishers simply compile THE BOOK and the reader only reads THE PARTICULAR SPIRIT OF PROPHECY COMPILATION BOOK FOR THE INDIVIDUAL ORIGINAL SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOK STATEMENTS CONTAINED, THEREIN.

However, if the publishers and/or the readeer attempt to promote a particular Thesis or Time Line Prophetic Presentation, based upon the particular order, of THE ORIGINAL SPIRIT OF PROPHECY STATEMENTS, CONTAINED, THEREIN, then, they are in danger of, knowingly or unknowingly, usurping The INSPIRED Author's Intent for their own. And, this could greatly alter, perhaps to a dangerous and highly misleading and deceiving degree, THE ACTUAL AND TRUE PROPHETIC Series of Events that will take place UNDER THE GUIDING HAND OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

This is not taking away from the Vitally Important Work of the compiling publishers. But, again, this is Very Important, and needs to be carefully considered and understood, that when men endeavor, even for good purposes, to compile INSPIRED WRITINGS, without the availability of The INSPIRED Author, by Whom to Verify the INSPIRATION of their particular compilation efforts. And, that is the case, when any SPIRIT OF PROPHECY COMPILATION BOOK is published after July, 1915, because Sister White died in 1915, and therefore, would not be available to Approve ANY COMPILATION BOOK published after her death, unless, of course, she had left specific, and written instructions as to the proper order of a particular COMPILATION. Therefore, the potential for a serious problem exists. And, unless, the publishers, themselves are INSPIRED OF THE LORD, and make that claim and we, the individual readers prove that claim, by our own individual, Personal, Prayerful and Careful Investigation and RESULTANT DIVINE CONFIRMATION to our own minds and hearts, then we cannot be certain of THE ACTUAL INSPIRATION, pertaining to any intended or unintended Overall Thesis, Theme, or Time Line Prophetic presentation as a result of the publisher's particular placement of THE ORIGINAL SPIRIT OF PROPHECY STATMENTS THROUGHOUT THE COMPILED BOOK.

I want to make certain that you understand what I am saying, once more, and that is that THE STATEMENTS, THEMSELVES, IN THE COMPILED BOOKS ARE INSPIRED! The problem develops with the man made compilation, (due to the particular INSPIRED MATERIAL included or omitted, and the particular placement, of the SOP Statements that are included, at the publisher's personal discretion). All of this creates the potential for the reader to be mislead by the intended or unintended presentation of an overall Theme or Prophetic "Story Line" which is not INSPIRED, and, thus, correspondingly, not accurate, even though THE INDIVIDUAL SPIRIT OF PROPHECY STATEMENTS ARE INSPIRED, OF THEMSELVES.

I would say I became rather involved in that attempted explanation, BUT this is Very Important, because we are dealing with and reading INSPIRED WRITINGS. And, if anyone, intentionally, or unintentionally, alters, in any way, THE ORIGINAL INSPIRED MESSAGE, or attempts, to create their "own message" USING INSPIRED SOURCES, then, they are "adding to or subtracting from INSPIRATION, and IT CEASES TO BE 100% INSPIRED!!

And, with the Many, Many Books, being published, at this time, and within the past 100 years, and many of them being on a Prophetic Theme, that is what makes this such a serious matter!

I am including the following example from THE KJV BIBLE, AND THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY WILL EVEN BETTER SERVE TO EXPLAIN THIS.

This example serves a dual purpose, to explain the above in a clear and precise way, and to enlighten you to some valuable information, of which, relatively few Seventh Day Adventists are aware. Namely, can or will anyone know the day and the hour of THE LORD'S SECOND COMING, prior to ITS ACTUAL OCCURRENCE? Also, are there one or two Harvests of souls, and thus, one or two Probationary Periods before THE LORD RETURNS.??

The following will endeavor to explain all this to your satisfaction.

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Will anyone know the day and the hour of THE LORD'S RETURN?

Mark 13.26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

Mark 13.27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Mark 13.28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

Mark 13.29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

Mark 13.30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

Mark 13.31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Mark 13.32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Mark 13.33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Now, notice what THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY SAYS ON THIS SUBJECT IN THE BOOK, DESIRE OF AGES, pages 234-235.

The time of Christ's coming, His anointing by the Holy Spirit, His death, and the giving of the gospel to the Gentiles, were definitely pointed out. It was the privilege of the Jewish people to understand these prophecies, and to recognize their fulfillment in the mission of Jesus. Christ urged upon His disciples the importance of prophetic study. Referring to the prophecy given to Daniel in regard to their time, He said, "Whoso readeth, let him understand." Matt. 24:15. After His resurrection He explained to the disciples in "all the prophets" "the things concerning Himself." Luke 24:27. The Saviour had spoken through all the prophets. "The Spirit of Christ which was in them" "testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow." 1 Peter 1:11. {DA 234.1}

It was Gabriel, the angel next in rank to the Son of God, who came with the divine message to Daniel. It was Gabriel, "His angel," whom Christ sent to open the future to the beloved John; and a blessing is pronounced on those who read and hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things written therein. Rev. 1:3. {DA 234.2}

"The Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants and prophets." While "the secret things belong unto the Lord our God," "those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever." Amos 3:7; Deut. 29:29. God has given these things to us, and His blessing will attend the reverent, prayerful study of the prophetic scriptures. {DA 234.3}

As the message of Christ's first advent announced the kingdom of His grace, so the message of His second advent announces the kingdom of His glory. And the second message, like the first, is based on the prophecies. The words of the angel to Daniel relating to the last days were to be understood in the time of the end. At that time, "many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." "The wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." Dan. 12:4, 10. The Saviour Himself has given signs of His coming, and He says, "When ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand." "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares." "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." Luke 21:31, 34, 36. {DA 234.4}

We have reached the period foretold in these scriptures. The time of the end is come, the visions of the prophets are unsealed, and their solemn warnings point us to our Lord's coming in glory as near at hand. {DA 235.1}

Interesting to note that the above was written over 100 years ago, and we are still here because THE LORD HAS NOT RETURNED AS YET. That would seem to be a bit of a stretch for the term “near at hand”. However, we must remember the word relative when interpreting said term and the interpretation of its actual meaning, in terms of time span.

The Jews misinterpreted and misapplied the word of God, and they knew not the time of their visitation. The years of the ministry of Christ and His apostles,--the precious last years of grace to the chosen people,--they spent in plotting the destruction of the Lord's messengers. Earthly ambitions absorbed them, and the offer of the spiritual kingdom came to them in vain. So today the kingdom of this world absorbs men's thoughts, and they take no note of the rapidly fulfilling prophecies and the tokens of the swift-coming kingdom of God. {DA 235.2}

"But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness." While we are not to know the hour of our Lord's return, we may know when it is near. "Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober." 1 Thess. 5:4-6. {DA 235.3}

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Now, based upon THE KJV BIBLE AND THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY REFERENCES, above, and using THEM, AND THEM, ONLY as a Compilation presentation regarding this subject of THE LORD'S RETURN, we would surmise that we cannot know the day and the hour, especially, as Mark 13:32 specifically states this. We might, however be able to know when IT IS NEAR.

HOWEVER: If we include the following ADDITIONAL REFERENCES FROM THE KJV BIBLE AND THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY in our Compilation, THE OVERALL MESSAGE is Dramatically Changed. And, in fact, in the process of discovering this change, it will present another Mystery by introducing, AN ADDITIONAL, AND VITALLY IMPORTANT PIECE OF INFORMATION, OF WHICH, many, if not most Seventh Day Adventists, are entirely unaware.

So, now, look at THE FOLLOWING FROM THE KJV BIBLE, AND THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, and when you have read IT ALL, combine IT WITH THE PREVIOUS REFERENCES and see what you are able to discern.

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Matthew 24.42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 24.43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

Matthew 24.44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 24.45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?


Please give serious thought to the fact that the redeemed will not be giving Meat in Due Season to potential souls for the Kingdom, because, prior to HIS COMING, probation will have closed and the just will remain just and the unjust will remain unjust. There is no further opportunity for Salvation once Probation closes, and hence, no more evangelizing, ( giving Meat in Due Season). So. Brethren, I submit that Matthew 24 is speaking of a different coming than HIS SECOND COMING. Could that possibily be so? Could be, but you Must Pray amd Study to find if that is the case.


Matthew 24.46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

Matthew 24.47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

Matthew 24.48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

Matthew 24.49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

Matthew 24.50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,


Those verses imply that if we are giving Meat in Due Season, then we WILL Know the Day and the Hour of HIS RETURN!!!


Matthew 24.51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Revelation 12.17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 19.10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Hebrews 1.1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 1.2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Revelation 22.10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

Revelation 22.11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

Revelation 22.12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Hebrews 8.10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

Hebrews 8.11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

Hebrews 8.12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

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Compiled from THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOK, EARLY WRITINGS.

While I was praying at the family altar, the Holy Ghost fell upon me, and I seemed to be rising higher and higher, far above the dark world. I turned to look for the Advent people in the world, but could not find them, when a voice said to me, "Look again, and look a little higher." At this I raised my eyes, and saw a straight and narrow path, cast up high above the world. On this path the Advent people were traveling to the city, which was at the farther end of the path. They had a bright light set up behind them at the beginning of the path, which an angel told me was the midnight cry. This light shone all along the path and gave light for their feet so that they might not stumble. If they kept their eyes fixed on Jesus, who was just before them, leading them to the city, they were safe. But soon some grew weary, and said the city was a great way off, and they expected to have entered it before. Then Jesus would encourage
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them by raising His glorious right arm, and from His arm came a light which waved over the Advent band, and they shouted, "Alleluia!" Others rashly denied the light behind them and said that it was not God that had led them out so far. The light behind them went out, leaving their feet in perfect darkness, and they stumbled and lost sight of the mark and of Jesus, and fell off the path down into the dark and wicked world below.
Soon we [SEE APPENDIX.] heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus' coming. The living saints, 144,000 in number, knew and understood the voice, while the wicked thought it was thunder and an earthquake. When God spoke the time, He poured upon us the Holy Ghost, and our faces began to light up and shine with the glory of God, as Moses' did when he came down from Mount Sinai. {EW 14.1}

The 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious star containing Jesus' new name. At our happy, holy state the wicked were enraged, and would rush violently up to lay hands on us to thrust us into prison, when we would stretch forth the hand in the name of the Lord, and they would fall helpless to the ground. Then it was that the synagogue of Satan knew that God had loved us who could wash one another's feet and salute the brethren with a holy kiss, and they worshiped at our feet. {EW 15.1}

Soon our eyes were drawn to the east, for a small black cloud had appeared, about half as large as a man's hand, which we all knew was the sign of the Son of man. We all in solemn silence gazed on the cloud as it drew nearer and became lighter, glorious, and still more glorious, till it was a great white cloud. The bottom appeared like fire; a rainbow was over the cloud, while around it were ten thousand angels,
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singing a most lovely song; and upon it sat the Son of man. His hair was white and curly and lay on His shoulders; and upon His head were many crowns. His feet had the appearance of fire; in His right hand was a sharp sickle; in His left, a silver trumpet. His eyes were as a flame of fire, which searched His children through and through.
Then all faces gathered paleness, and those that God had rejected gathered blackness. Then we all cried out, "Who shall be able to stand? Is my robe spotless?" Then the angels ceased to sing, and there was some time of awful silence, when Jesus spoke: "Those who have clean hands and pure hearts shall be able to stand; My grace is sufficient for you." At this our faces lighted up, and joy filled every heart. And the angels struck a note higher and sang again, while the cloud drew still nearer the earth. {EW 15.2}

Then Jesus' silver trumpet sounded, as He descended on the cloud, wrapped in flames of fire. He gazed on the graves of the sleeping saints, then raised His eyes and hands to heaven, and cried, "Awake! awake! awake! ye that sleep in the dust, and arise." Then there was a mighty earthquake. The graves opened, and the dead came up clothed with immortality. The 144,000 shouted, "Alleluia!" as they recognized their friends who had been torn from them by death, and in the same moment we were changed and caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air. {EW 16.1}

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So, while ALL THE BIBLICAL AND SPIRIT OF PROPHECY STATEMENTS WHICH were, initially included, ARE INSPIRED OF THE LORD, the omission of SOME VERY IMPORTANT ONES "Imply a Message that is not ultimately TRUE because it is Not complete!!! Initially, the Compilation of INSPIRED STATEMENTS Implied that we cannot know the day and the hour of THE LORD'S RETURN!

But, when, THE BIBLE AND THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY STATEMENTS, WHICH were, initially omitted, ARE, LATER, INCLUDED, THE OVERALL MESSAGE OF THE COMPILATION CHANGES DRAMATICALLY and, now we find out that some, (The 144,000, in number), will know the day and the hour of THE LORD'S RETURN, sometime prior to THE ACTUAL EVENT!!!

Not only that, but there is EVEN MORE TO THIS as I indicated earlier.

For, if you have not, already, noticed, there is an "Apparent" Conflict, with WHAT BOTH THE BIBLE AND THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY ARE SAYING REGARDING THE LORD'S RETURN! Note, the Key Word is “Apparent”. It is Apparent simply because we do not fully understand all the events of the INSPIRED PROPHECIES, rather only that which has been Revealed by DIVINE INSPIRATION THROUGH THE LORD’S INSPIRED Interpreting Prophets, for these last days!!!

I hope I have made that relatively clear, at least, to anyone who reads this.

Personally, I accept ALL SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOKS, AS DIVINELY INSPIRED BOOKS, AS IT PERTAINS TO THE ACTUAL CONTENT. EACH ONE IS AN EXTREMELY VALUABLE AND INFORMATIVE INDIVIDUAL BOOK, CONTAINING MANY, MANY VERY SPECIAL, AND OFTEN, UNIQUE STATEMENTS.

SPIRIT OF PROPHECY COMPILATION BOOKS ARE BOOKS THAT GATHER CONSIDERABLE INFORMATION FROM SEVERAL OTHER SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOKS OR SOURCES, DEALING WITH ONE OR A FEW VERY IMPORTANT TOPICS. ONE OF THE CHIEF PURPOSES, AS IS OBVIOUSLY SEEN, IS TO PUBLISH ALL THIS SPECIFIC INFORMATION INTO ONE OR TWO VOLUMES, ONLY, IF POSSIBLE, IN ORDER TO MAKE THE INFORMATION MORE READILY AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE. MORE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO COMPILATION OF INFORMATION IN THE VARIOUS INDIVIDUAL SPIRIT OF PROPHECY COMPILATIONS BOOKS IS FOUND IN THE PREFACE OF SOME OF THE BOOKS. TESTIMONIES TO MINISTERS AND GOSPEL WORKERS IS A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THIS.

[However, each person MUST still Pray and Read EACH BOOK or any other Book or Source of Information, for that matter, for themselves in order to fully prove, to their own mind and heart, whether IT IS INSPIRED or not.

And, For That Matter, You MUST NOT take anything I share with you, as being INSPIRED, no matter how GOOD IT MAY SOUND, without personal Prayer and Study. You MUST take Everything TO THE LORD FOR FINAL VERIFICATION, at all times, FOR HE IS THE ONLY AND FINAL AUTHORITY AS TO WHAT IS TRUTH, and What is Not!!!


SHALOM, IN HIS MIGHTY NAME


Brother Randahl


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