Text of Address By The Lord’s Ordained Minister
Lennox Sam
Minister of Davidian Seventh-day Adventists
Mt. Carmel, Waco, Texas.
“Where Truth can Enter”



Taken from  The Great Controversy: 609.1:

The same trials have been experienced by men of God in ages past. Wycliffe, Huss, Luther, Tyndale, Baxter, Wesley, urged that all doctrines be brought to the test of the Bible and declared that they would renounce everything which it condemned. Against these men persecution raged with relentless fury; yet they ceased not to declare the truth. Different periods in the history of the church have each been marked by the development of some special truth, adapted to the necessities of God’s people at that time. Every new truth has made its way against hatred and opposition; those who were blessed with its light were tempted and tried. The Lord gives a special truth for the people in an emergency. Who dare refuse to publish itHe commands His servants to present the last invitation of mercy to the world. They cannot remain silent, except at the peril of their souls. Christ’s ambassadors have nothing to do with consequences. They must perform their duty and leave results with God. {GC 609.1}

What should we pray for before viewing this presentation?  That the Lord open our eyes to see those special truths in the Shepherd’s Rod message that directly apply to us today and that we set aside all our preconceived ideas and prejudices as we prayerfully and carefully review and study the contents herein. Let us kneel and seek the Lord in prayer for this may be our final warning.


Greetings my dearly beloved Davidian Brothers and Sisters, the peace of Christ be unto you. I hope the Lord’s bountiful blessings are pouring upon you in fathomless billows of love. Once more we meet to hear the ROD and He Who appointed it.

In this presentation we will identify the Lord’s chosen location for the proclamation of the sealing message to the Laodiceans, His Headquarters and His Storehouse; and show that they are not always one and the same.

Is there an emergency situation among Davidians today? Many of the Davidian laity will say, “Yes,” but the so-called Davidian leaders will say, “No, all we need is a few more able bodied men and we will finish the work and when the trouble comes it will save us.”

Church History proves that the devil is a wholesaler of deception, while the Lord is a retailer of truth.  The devil has always been successful with the leadership as a body throughout church history, beginning with the Sanhedrin of Christ’s day.  On the other hand Christ has always been successful with one individual at a time (even with one as young as 17 years old), all who were all willing to answer His call. We can talk about individuals like Abraham, Moses, Elijah, John the Baptist, Luther and White, just to mention but a few.

Does it mean that every man that says God called him is called of God?  No, “by his fruits ye shall know him.”

In the last five DVD presentations we have exposed some of the false doctrines in the Davidian realm. We have presented truths as written in the ROD and cried out against the abominations at God’s Headquarters located at 2500 Mt. Carmel Dr.  Waco, Texas.  These DVD presentations were distributed in the most part to the leaders and Session delegations.  But sadly, the abominations and the false doctrines continue to date.

Thus the cry that The Bridegroom is coming to inspect the Davidian wedding guests, the first of the first fruits, must be made to every one grass in the Davidian field; and the only support for the sounding of this cry is the tithes and offerings from the Lord’s faithful people to His Storehouse. In this presentation you will learn where that storehouse is.

This presentation is entitled: THE LORD’S STOREHOUSE, HEADQUARTERS & LOCATION — Are they always one and the same?

We will begin with last of the three, which is the location, and we will end with the first, which is the storehouse; so that the last will be first and the first be last.


Webster’s Dictionary defines the word Location as: a tract of land designated for a purpose”

And the word Headquarters is defined as:  the administrative center of an enterprise:

Here we see two words with two different meanings — one being a tract of land designated for a purpose, the other being an administrative center.

Let us now see if Inspiration defines these places as one and the same as we tend to believe. We shall go to 1TG No. 5, page 9, paragraph 3, and we will read a portion of a sentence:

1TG5: 9.3: “…… America, the land where the headquarters of the gospel is, is the land to which God refers.  ………”

Let us also read 1TG No. 29, page 10, paragraph 3. We will read the first sentence. It reads:

1TG29: 10.3: “Of all the nations in the world today, America, the nation in which are the headquarters of the church is the richest.  …”

Let us now go to Tract Number 13, the 2nd Edition, and we will read page 43, beginning at the year 1903:

TN13: 43.9:Headquarters of the General Conference moved to Washington, D. C., August 10.”

 On page 45 of the same Tract, in the year 1935, the Rod says:

TN13: 45.2: “1935            ….Headquarters removed to Waco, Texas, May 24.”

Let us go to 1TGNo. 24 and read page 16 paragraph 4:

1TG24: 16.4: “………while the first fruits — the servants of God, the 144,000 — stand with the Lamb on Mount Zion, the headquarters of the gospel shall be in Zion and Jerusalem.”

 In all these references, we see that:

  • The Headquarters was either on, or moving to, the Location.

Thus making it crystal clear that the two things are not one and the same. Neither does one become the other for we know that the Headquarters is not the building that is attached to the tract of land, but rather the operation that is going on inside the building; for when the HQ moved from California to Waco (its temporary location while the tract of land was being cleared and buildings erected) it was not a building moving, it was the operation. And finally on May 24, 1935, the HQ moved from Waco Texas, to Mt. Carmel Center, Texas — its permanent home location, to occupy the newly constructed buildings.  Now, that makes sense.

Let us look at some home Locations for God’s work and His people and determine if they were chosen by God through His servants the prophets, or by men through their own doings; and whether God’s purposes for each location were accomplished.

We will commence at the very beginning.

We shall go to the book Education and read page 22, paragraph 2:

Ed 22.2: “…The Garden of Eden was a representation of what God desired the whole earth to become, and it was His purpose that, as the human family increased in numbers, they should establish other homes and schools like the one He had given. Thus in course of time the whole earth might be occupied with homes and schools where the words and the works of God should be studied, and where the students should thus be fitted more and more fully to reflect, throughout endless ages, the light of the knowledge of His glory.”

Let us hear the Rod, in Shepherd’s Rod Volume 2, page 142 paragraph 3:

SR2: 142.3: “By observing the chart, the history of Sabbath and Sunday observance, or true and false worship, will be noticed.  In the beginning the Lord created Adam and Eve, and placed the holy couple in the garden of God, but our first parents transgressed the counsel of the Most High, and sin entered the Eden home.  In order to preserve His original plan for the human family, He was compelled to remove our parents from their Edenic abode.  ………….”

So the Garden of Eden was God’s doing and was intended to be the permanent original pattern of the home and school of the human family throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity, duplicating throughout the earth as the human families accomplish their work of multiplying. But because of disobedience, sin, man was evicted from his home.

Did God destroy or abandon His plans for Eden because of man’s disobedience?

Let us go to Adventist Home page 539, and we will read paragraph one.

AH 539.1: “The Garden of Eden remained upon the earth long after man had become an outcast from its pleasant paths. The fallen race were long permitted to gaze upon the home of innocence, their entrance barred only by the watching angels. At the cherubim-guarded gate of Paradise the divine glory was revealed. Hither came Adam and his sons to worship God. Here they renewed their vows of obedience to that law the transgression of which had banished them from Eden. When the tide of iniquity overspread the world, and the wickedness of men determined their destruction by a flood of waters, the hand that had planted Eden withdrew it from the earth. But in the final restitution, when there shall be “a new heaven and a new earth,” it is to be restored more gloriously adorned than at the beginning.”

Let us bless the Lord for His mercies and love.  God did not abandon or destroy that which he ordained as the permanent home location, because of man’s disobedience, for if He had done so, His word would have returned unto Him void, a thing that is not possible.

The Location: Garden of Eden

The Purpose: Home of the first family and the blueprint for all homes of the earth.

Was the Purpose Accomplished? No.

Will the Purpose Accomplished? Yes. It will be accomplished in the Earth made New.

Location Purpose Purpose Accomplished?
Garden of Eden Home of the first family and the blueprint for all homes of the earth. No – will be accomplished in the Earth made New.

In Genesis 9: 1, God blessed Noah and commanded him to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth, but did not give him any specific home location.

But disobedience raised its ugly head again and man decided to choose his own home location, instead replenishing the whole earth, as commanded by God.

We shall go to:

Gen 11:4:   And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Verses 5 to 9 read:

Gen 11:5   And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Gen 11:8   So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

Gen 11:9   Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.


Not until Genesis chapter 12 did the Lord choose another home location for His church since the banishment from Eden. Let us read verses 1, 7 and 8 of Chapter 12:

Gen 12:1   Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee:

Gen 12:7   And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

Gen 17:8   And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

Note carefully that:

  • Abram did not choose the location,
  • Neither did he relocate because he did not like what was happening in Haran; even though he hated the idolatry surrounding him.

Like Eden this new home was also conditional on obedience.

Let us read Deuteronomy Chapter 5 verses 32 & 33:

Deu 5:32:   Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Deu 5:33:   Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and [that it may be] well with you, and [that] ye may prolong [your] days in the land which ye shall possess.

Turn with me to 1Kings 11: 11-13 and 31:

1Ki 11:11   Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.

1Ki 11:12   Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father’s sake: [but] I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.

1Ki 11:13   Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; [but] will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.

1Ki 11:31   And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

Here we see the tribes are divided because of their disobedient leader, King Solomon.

Let us go to 1Kings: 17: 20-24;

1Ki 17:20   And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.

1Ki 17:21   For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the LORD, and made them sin a great sin.

1Ki 17:22   For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them;

1Kgs 17:23   Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.

1Ki 17:24   And the king of Assyria brought [men] from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed [them] in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.

Amen. Because of Israel’s disobedient king Jeroboam and his successors, the ten tribes were expelled from their home location. But in this instance, the Lord did not place Cherubims and a flaming sword to keep the ten tribes out of the chosen land as He did to keep the holy pair out of  Eden. Instead, He gave the land back to the Gentiles “until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” as we read in Luke 21: 24.

Let us now read what the prophet Jeremiah has to say about the two remaining tribes in:

Jer. 25:8   Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Because ye have not heard my words,

Jer. 25:9   Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.

Jer. 25:11   And this whole land shall be a desolation, [and] an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Let us go to 2 Kings Chapter 25 and read Verses 8-12, then 22, 25 and 26:

2Ki 25:8   And in the fifth month, on the seventh [day] of the month, which [is] the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:

2Ki 25:9   And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great [man’s] house burnt he with fire.

2Ki 25:10   And all the army of the Chaldees, that [were with] the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

2Ki 25:11   Now the rest of the people [that were] left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away.

2Ki 25:12   But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land [to be] vinedressers and husbandmen.

2Ki 25:22   And [as for] the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler.

2Ki 25:25   But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.

2Ki 25:26   And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

Disobedience again raised its ugly head and caused the two tribes to be led into captivity.  But our merciful Creator spared the poor of the land and caused the king of Babylon to leave them in their home land.  But one of the disobedient seed of the royal family, refused God’s plan and caused the people to flee to Egypt.  Once again, the so-called leadership leads God’s people away from His plans for them.

Since this expulsion from Jerusalem was only temporary, let us see if disobedience raised its ugly head again, when God called for the Jews to return home.

Let us go to Prophets and Kings page 598, paragraph 1:

PK 598.1: “Under the favor shown them by Cyrus, nearly fifty thousand of the children of the captivity had taken advantage of the decree permitting their return. These, however, in comparison with the hundreds of thousands scattered throughout the provinces of Medo-Persia, were but a mere remnant. The great majority of the Israelites had chosen to remain in the land of their exile rather than undergo the hardships of the return journey and the re-establishment of their desolated cities and homes.

Notice, when the time came to go back to their chosen home location, disobedience with his co-partner rebellion returned, and only a remnant showed up for the return.  Please read the entire account of the return and you will see that the majority of the priests remained in heathen lands, but when situations changed and death was knocking at their doors, they conveniently returned.

Sadly, that historical unwillingness to return to the chosen location repeated when God called for the return to Mt. Carmel, Waco, Texas in 1989.  A handful of the laity and not one of the priests [ministers] returned. But when situations changed and unemployment was knocking on the door, the return became popular and the ministers and their followers and those who accept Truth only when it becomes popular, conveniently returned to Waco in 1991.

What was the purpose for the Canaan location?

Let us go to Christ’s Object Lessons page 290 paragraph 1:

COL 290.1:   “ The children of Israel were to occupy all the territory which God appointed them. Those nations that rejected the worship and service of the true God were to be dispossessed. But it was God’s purpose that by the revelation of His character through Israel men should be drawn unto Him. To all the world the gospel invitation was to be given. Through the teaching of the sacrificial service Christ was to be uplifted before the nations, and all who would look unto Him should live. All who, like Rahab the Canaanite, and Ruth the Moabitess, turned from idolatry to the worship of the true God, were to unite themselves with His chosen people. As the numbers of Israel increased they were to enlarge their borders, until their kingdom should embrace the world.”

Here we see that God’s purpose for the Canaan location was for it to be the gospel Headquarters and from it the gospel invitation was to be given to all the world; its borders was to extend until it encompassed the world.

Was the purpose for this location fulfilled?  The answer is a resounding NO. And that is exactly why the 144,000 modern Israelites must return, so that God’s word will not and cannot return unto Him void: it must accomplish its purpose.

Whether we like the land of Canaan or not, the 144,000 must return to that tract of land to fulfil the purpose of that chosen location and the stone will become a great mountain and fill the whole earth.

The Location: Land of Canaan

The Purpose: Gospel Headquarters

Was the Purpose Accomplished? No.

Will the Purpose Accomplished? Yes. It will be accomplished when the 144,000 are taken there and the gospel work finished.

Location Purpose Purpose Accomplished?
Land of Canaan Gospel Headquarters No – will be accomplished when the 144,000 are taken there and the gospel work finished.

The next location that God chose for His work was revealed to us by His servants John the Revelator and interpreted in the ROD.

Let us first read John’s revelation:

Rev 13:11   And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

Now let us read what the ROD says in Tract No. 8 page 24, paragraph 2:

TN8: 24.2: “…….a fact which reveals that in this period, the church’s headquarters are in the two-horned beast’s dominion — the New World, “the earth.”

Let us read a statement in:

1TG#5: 9.3: “….United States of America, very obviously America, the land where the headquarters of the gospel is….”

And it will continue to be until the work for the Laodicean church is finished and the 144,000 are taken to Mt. Zion.

The Location: United States of America

The Purpose: Gospel Headquarters

Purpose Accomplished? Yes! And will continue until the sealing message for the SDA church is finished.

Location Purpose Purpose Accomplished?
United States of America Gospel Headquarters Yes! And will continue until the sealing message for the SDA church is finished.

God on two occasions by His last two prophets, chose two locations within the United States for His church headquarters.

The first, we will read of in Last Day Events page 104, paragraph 3 and page 105 paragraph 1; they read:

LDE 104.3:A good location for the printing office has been chosen, within easy distance of the post office, and a site for a meetinghouse also has been found. It seems as if Takoma Park has been specially prepared for us, and that it has been waiting to be occupied by our institutions and their workers.–ST June 15, 1904.”

LDE 105.1 “The Lord has opened this matter to me decidedly. The publishing work that has been carried on in Battle Creek should for the present be carried on near Washington. If after a time the Lord says, Move away from Washington, we are to move.–RH Aug. 11, 1903.”

This is the first re-location chosen within the United States of America by God through His servant Sister E. G. White.

The Location: Washington, D.C.

The Purpose: Publishing work for the church.

Purpose Accomplished? Yes.

Location Purpose Purpose Accomplished?
Washington, D.C. Publishing work for the church. Yes.

Let us now examine in depth the second and last re-location by God.

We will start with the statement in Volume 1 The Symbolic Code No. 10, page 1, paragraph 9:

1SC10: 1.9: “Consequently, the Lone Star State, being in the midst of the land for both Americas, North and South, is the place where we must set the “camp,” so that the light may be equally diffused east and west, north and south. Moreover, the “camp” from where the “battering rams” are to be sent, naturally must be centrally located so that the distance between the “rams” and the “camp” may be cut down to one half, thus reducing the time and the cost for transportation and supplies as well as for mailing. We thank God for such a wise plan as this.”

From this reference we see that the Lone-Star State, Texas, must be the place to set the camp.

Let us go to Volume 1 The Symbolic Code No. 10, page 2, paragraph 9, and we will read through page 3, paragraph 4:

1SC10: 2.9: “The many letters of encouragement received during the past several weeks, most of which indicated that you were praying earnestly that the Lord would guide His servants in wisdom and counsel while seeking a central location for headquarters from which to operate the work of proclaiming the message to the church, have been greatly appreciated by all and especially by those who have been spying out the land, as it were, and we are happy indeed to bring to you a good report and a few grapes from this trip and, in the language of the faithful ones of old, we can say, “We are well able?” to take the city, but we know this can be done only as we do as those two warriors of old did, namely “follow the Lord fully.

1SC10: 3.1: “It has been evident for some time that it would soon be necessary to seek a more central location for the office in order to serve the whole field efficiently, so those at headquarters have been praying very earnestly over this matter for many months, and as they kept on praying for light, the Lord finally indicated definitely that beautiful Southern California was no longer to remain the center of His work for the “lost sheep of the house of Israel,” but an eastward course was to be seen in the stream from that “fountain” which is to swell Into the great river of Ezekiel’s prophecy, and plans were soon formulated whereby a thorough search could be made In the territory indicated by the Lord where the future headquarters were to be found.

1SC10: 3.2: “In response to an invitation to become members of the party selected to look for the new location, three of us met in San Antonio, Texas about the first of February, and for more than two months we have followed to the best of our ability every indication of our divine Leader, searching the land thoroughly from San Antonio to Dallas and Fort Worth, which is within the territory indicated where the Lord would have us locate.

1SC10: 3.3: “One thing was clear in our minds concerning the new home for our work, and that was that we should have a rural base from which to operate —- one with room enough to demonstrate that the Lord made no mistake when He told us through His messenger that we should be out of the city, and in an environment conducive to health, and one where we could care for the needy among us, and furnish employment to those who are learning how to give the message.

1SC10: 3.4: “While in Waco our attention had been called to a property situated about five miles from the center of the city, and near an artificial lake from which the city’s supply of water is taken, so the more we considered this location the more convinced we were that the Lord was directing us to this place, as evidenced by “many infallible proofs,” which we dare not question, for the whole setting of the scene was at first “contrary to any human planning” of our own.”

From this reference we see a few things:

  1. We must follow the Lord fully.
  2. The Southern California location was never referred to as Mt. Carmel Center, as some falsely teach.
  3. Waco was a rural base. It is not so today because of the unsuspecting foes who sold out Mt. Carmel and purchased what they called new Mt. Carmel, in Elk Texas.  Uninspired men of today cannot setup a new rural base, since all other locations were chosen by God through His servants the prophets. And since His last prophet to the Laodicean church was Brother V. T. Houteff and he is now dead, then we had better return and remain where he left us.
  4. By infallible proofs Waco was chosen by God Himself not V. T. Houteff and those with him.

This statement in Volume 1 The Symbolic Code No. 10, page 3, paragraph 1, concerning the eastwards flow of the stream from that fountain which is to swell into that great river of Ezekiel 47 is abused by many. At least two of the Davidian associations today promulgate the erroneous teaching that the headquarters has kept moving eastward until the members of Tamassee, South Carolina, formerly located in Salem and the members of Mt. Dale, New York, respectively decided that the flowing or relocating of the Headquarters has reached  its final destination in their respective associations’ locations.  Nevertheless, from the evidences presented thus far, we know that man does not choose God’s location for His workHe does so Himself through His servants the prophets.

Who chose Missouri, South Carolina, New York and all the other locations outside of Waco, Texas?  The answer is: rebellious man who did not heed the Lord warning in Ezekiel 2: 8, which said: “Be thou not rebellious like that rebellious house.”  They all refuse to eat the Rod placed before them and they are eating of man’s dung — that is why they are in their respective locations.

Let us go to Volume 1 The Symbolic Code Nos. 11 and 12, and we shall read page 3, paragraph 1:

1SC11, 12: 3.1:   “We solicit the prayers of God’s faithful people that we may do nothing that would dishonor Him, retard His work, or cause any to stumble. May we all be faithful in this sacred trust that is committed unto us and keep “Mt. Carmel Center” as sacred a place as when Mt. Sinai shook at the presence of the Lord and as it was proven on ancient Mt. Carmel that the Lord was God and not Baal, and as then the Lord rid Israel of the false prophets (teachers), may He now by “Mt. Carmel Center” do as much and more so, for the Lord wants this place to be a refuge for all who make no “excuse” — for “the poor, the maimed, and the halt, and the blind” of the “city,” and of the “highways and hedges” who feel their need of Him.”

Here we see that it was God’s intention that Mt. Carmel be a sacred place and a refuge.  However, because of the leaderships since the prophet’s death, Mt. Carmel today is a place where the very contagious malady of Laodiceanism is at an epidemic stage, and God’s Rod is serving the sermons published by the unsuspecting foes — the fist that delivered the 1959 predicted blow to the movement.

In addition, Mt. Carmel today distributes mainly the compilation of the head bowls — the false teachers — the prophets of Baal.  There must and will be a showdown:  God’s ROD against the doctrines in the sermons and compilations of the false prophets of Baal. It will be followed by a cleansing, the first of the first fruits harvest, after which Mt. Carmel will be a sacred place and a refuge; and the sealing message will finally enter into the ox-plow stage and go forth in purity and with unity.

How many of you are looking for unity among Davidians? I tell you, my dearly beloved brothers and sisters, there is no unity without purity. Purity brings unity; if you don’t have purity you are not going to have unity. So you can try every summit you want: Mountain Dale–Waco, Waco–Mountain Dale; whatever you want to do, unity will only come with purity.

Let us now read Volume 1 The Symbolic Code No. 16, page 1, paragraph 1:


1SC16: 1.1: “We are happy to announce that the headquarters office of the sealing message moved from Waco to Mt. Carmel Center on September 29 [1935] to its new and permanent home location for the proclamation of the message of the “True Witness to the Laodiceans.” — “Testimonies for the Church,” Vol. 3, p. 253.”

Since it is the Rod that said “permanent home location for the proclamation of the sealing message to the Laodiceans,” then we had better hear It and He Who appointed It and return and stay at the chosen location until the work to the Laodiceans is finished; for if you don’t hear it, it will slay you.

The opposers of Truth like to ask the question: “By which prophet were you instructed to return to Waco, since the Rod says we are to sell the whole?” and most Davidians begin to scratch their heads. Well, let me tell you my dear brothers and sisters that all you need to do is simply reply in a very Christ like way: “By which prophet were you told to sell the whole and leave Mt. Carmel? For the Rod says that Mt. Carmel is to sell the whole when God gives the command, and His people in conjunction are to also sell their all in a final effort to reclaim the church.” There is no statement in the Rod that says they were to sell the whole of Mt. Carmel, purchase a new Mt. Carmel, and continue to go east.

Don’t be fooled by a “Brother Houteff said” but rather be led by an “It is written in the Rod” as we are admonished in:

3SC5, 6: 5.1.4:I am not urging you to believe every word that is spoken by me in every day’s passing conversation, but I am trying to make you realize that, for the sake of Christ, as well as your soul, you should believe all that is written….”

You will be a true follower of Christ who did nothing unless it was written in His Word.

When the unsuspecting foes sold the newly built print shop (constructed by the prophet for the all-out effort) and portions of the surrounding lands, they did not use the money to reclaim the church as the prophet intended. Instead, they purchased 941 acres of land (almost five times the initial acreage of Mt. Carmel) and called the newly acquired property “New Mt. Carmel.” The prophet’s plans for selling the whole as illustrated in Volume 10  The Symbolic Code  No. 1 was neither to acquire a new Mt. Carmel nor to go east, but rather to acquire the Kingdom as illustrated by the parable of the treasure hidden in a field which when the man found he went and sold his all.

God has never used the enemy to establish any of His chosen locations, but in the sacred writ, the Holy Bible, we are told that He used a heathen king to initiate the return to Jerusalem.  If God can use a heathen king to initiate the return to Jerusalem, pray tell me, why can’t He use Rod believers to initiate the return to Waco? The Rod already said “the permanent location for the proclamation of the sealing message”: the location they should have never left. Thus there was no need for the Lord to send a prophet to tell His true people to return to the location they should have never left.

Let us go to Volume 2 The Symbolic Code Nos. 5 & 6 and read page 3, column 1, paragraph 2:

2SC5,6: 3.1.2: “More and more impressive does the truth become that the Lord has prepared this place from it’s very beginning for the work which it is to accomplish. We believe this because of the fact that besides the great advantages deriving from its central location in the northern part of the western hemisphere, its geographical surroundings, and its happy endowment of nature’s choicest environment, away from all worldlings and the corrupting influences of city life, it brings to one’s soul peace and joy in the “blessed hope” which it seems no other plot of ground can do.

From these references we see that Mt. Carmel, Waco Texas, the only antitypical hill, is the last location chosen by God through His last prophet to the Laodicean Church (Brother V. T. Houteff, antitypical Elijah) for the proclamation of the sealing message to the Laodicean Church.  Since the sealing message to the Laodiceans is still going forward, then like all of God’s chosen locations, it too (Mt. Carmel) must accomplish that which God purposed for it to accomplish. If not, then God’s words, permanent home location will return unto Him void: and that is impossible my dear brothers and sisters.

Don’t ever forget that the devil achieved his 1959 blow to God’s movement by the Executive Council and their ministers; I repeat, by the Executive Council and their ministers. Notice that I have not said “knockout blow” as I did in the Webex presentation, for I have since revisited the statement and realized that when a knockout blow is delivered, the fight is over and whoever delivers the blow wins the fight! Consequently, the devil could not have delivered a knockout blow in 1959 — but he did deliver a blow — and his agent was not a man crying out against the abominations that were done in the midst. It was not Martin Luther that led Christendom into the dark ages, it was the popes: yes, the papal leaders.  Luther, one man following a “thus saith the Lord,” placed the church on the first step out of the spiritual bondage which the leadership of the dark ages held the church in.

My brothers, my sisters, be a Luther and take the first step out of the bondage of the Davidian popes and their prelates, the BRCs, and the Executive Councils; join Christ and His lay army. Begin by taking the Rod out of your bag and off of the shelf and placing it in your heart; this is done by applying the sovereign remedy, the message in the heart — the only cure for the fatal, pernicious malady of Laodiceanism — the spiritual cancer that is killing Davidians and Laodiceans alike.

9SC1-12:7.2.6: Let us all, as a Davidian band, remember that we are called to the high office of conservators of the gospel, restorers of the old paths, repairers of the breach.  We are called as the first of the “firstfruits” from Laodicea, and thus we are to serve as “saviours” to and of Laodicea (Obad. 17, 21).  Hence, obviously, before we can save our brethren from the fatally pernicious malady of Laodiceanism, we must first save ourselves from it.  And to do this, we must now and forever absolutely stop treating symptoms, and instead get at the cause; stop dosing ourselves first for this, then for that, but instead correctly apply the sovereign remedy, the message in the heart, until a complete cure is effected.

No one knows why the 1953 all-out effort was halted and why God’s last prophet to the Laodicean Church (Brother V. T. Houteff, antitypical Elijah) was put to sleep, just like his predecessor (John Baptist, prototypical Elijah) was put to sleep after the last message to the Old Testament Church.  Let us not try to understand why God did this and why God did the other but let us hear the Rod and He Who appointed It.

In summary:

Location Purpose Purpose Accomplished?
Garden of Eden Home of the first family and the blueprint for all homes of the earth. Will be accomplished in the Earth made New.
Land of Canaan Gospel Headquarters Will be accomplished when the 144,000 are taken to Mt. Zion to finish the gospel work.
United States of America Gospel Headquarters Yes! and will continue until the sealing message for the SDA church is finished.
Washington, D.C. Publishing work for the church. Yes.
Mt. Carmel Center, Waco, Texas Proclamation of the message of the “True Witness to the Laodiceans No – when the pure message to the Laodiceans is going forward unitedly in the Ox-plow Stage of the sealing message.

The Location: Garden of Eden

The Purpose: Home of the first family and the blueprint for all homes of the earth.

Was the Purpose Accomplished? No. Will the Purpose Accomplished? Yes. Without a shadow of doubt, it will be accomplished in the Earth made New.

The Location: Land of Canaan

The Purpose: Gospel Headquarters

Was the Purpose Accomplished? No.

Will the Purpose Accomplished? Yes. It will be accomplished when the 144,000 take their stand on Mt. Zion and the gospel work finished.

The Location: United States of America

The Purpose: Gospel Headquarters

Purpose Accomplished? Yes! And will continue until the sealing message for the SDA church is finished.

The Location: Washington, D.C.

The Purpose: Publishing work for the church.

Purpose Accomplished? Yes.

The Location: Mt. Carmel Center, Waco, Texas

The Purpose: Is, was and still is to promulgate the sealing message of the “True Witness to the Laodiceans.

Purpose Accomplished? No, not yet.

Will the Purpose Accomplished? Yes It will. It will do so especially when the pure message goes forward unitedly in the Ox-plow Stage of the sealing message.

Remember, all of God’s chosen locations will finally fulfill their appointed purposes if they have not already done so. The Sealing Message will be finished from Mt. Carmel Center, Waco Texas, whether or not you are there or I am there.  My dearly beloved brothers and sisters, please let us all be there. Just as obedience was the deciding factor in the stay and completion of the work of all the prior locations, so it is with Mt. Carmel.

I hope you join us in Part 2 as we look into the Association Ordained of God versus the association ordained of men, and in Part 3: The Storehouse. May God bless you all my dearly beloved Davidian brothers and sisters, and grant you have a wonderful, wonderful time studying these wonderful Truths.

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