The End-Time Church is readily identifiable in prophecy. "But in the last days it shall come to pass, that
the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted
above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go
up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob: and He will teach us of His ways,
and we shall walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from
Jerusalem. And He (God) shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they
shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a
sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. But they shall sit every man under his vine
and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken
it." (Micah 4:1-4).
The End-Time Church teaches a restoration of the Mosaic Law as amended by Christ. This is the church
that gathers first the 144,000 Christian missionaries who are literal descendants of Jacob and then the
great multitude of righteous Christians into God's Kingdom (see Rev. 7 and 14). Incidentally, this
gathering leads to the fulfillment of Christ's prophecy, "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the
earth." (Matt. 5:5).
The actual church can only be found by understanding veiled prophecies. In Hosea 2, the church is
judged as an adulterous woman who has strayed from her husband, God. In punishing her, God says, "I
will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her
solemn feasts. And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she
decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgot Me ... " (Hos.
This punishment came to pass as the feasts ordained by God as "a statute for ever" (see Lev. 23)
ceased to be observed in the Christian church between 300 and 600 AD as great wealth and power and
intrigues with kings by church leaders replaced Christ-like meekness and humility in the Middle Ages.
But in the next verse, God promises to lure the church into the wilderness and restore His gentle
prophetic guidance to her. "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and
speak comfortably unto her." (Hos. 2:14). America was literally a wilderness when the first Christians
came, lured by the promise of religious freedom. God speaks comfortably to the church through the
mouth of American prophets.
Further God promises to be a husband to the church rather than her master and to protect her. "And it
shall be in that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call Me Ishi (man, husband); and shalt call Me no more
Baali (master). And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the
fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and
the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely." (Hos. 2:16,18). The church's place of
safety is God's Kingdom on earth.
Also, God promises to give the gathering of the lost tribes of Israel to the church (see Rev. 7) and the
valley of Achor for a door of hope. "And I will give her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for
a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day she came up out
of the land of Egypt." (Hos. 2:15).
The first thing to note is that this church is a continuation of the congregation that came out of Egypt,
the one true church throughout all the ages. Second, let's talk about the vineyards God gives her. "For
the vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel." (Is. 5:7). So when God gives the woman "vineyards from
thence," he is promising to cause the woman to find and gather the lost tribes of Israel, who he
scattered into the lands that became Christian.
The first prophetic identification of the End-Time Church is found in the phrase "the valley of Achor for a
door of hope." The valley of Achor was named for Achan, who stole from God. Before the battle of
Jericho, God instructed that "all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated
unto the Lord: they shall come into the treasury of the Lord." (Joshua 6:19).
When confronted Achan confessed how he stole from God. "And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I
pray thee, glory to the Lord God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast
done; hide it not from me. And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed, I have sinned against the Lord
God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done. When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment,
and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and
took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it." (Joshua
Achan and his were stoned and burned with fire. "And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the
son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters,
and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had ... And all Israel stoned him
with stones and burnt them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones. Wherefore the name of
that place is called the valley of Achor, unto this day." (Joshua 7:24-26).
Here is how the valley of Achor became a door of hope for the church. In 1955, V. T. Houteff died. He was
the founder, president and prophet of the Davidian Seventh Day Adventist Church. He had no vice-
president. He did not renew his annual appointments of his executive council the year he died. His
widow Florence took over the church claiming an unwitnessed death-bed appointment to the vice-
presidency. She reappointed Houteff's executive council and they confirmed her appointment to the
vice presidency. In 1959, Florence Houteff predicted worldwide destruction, obviously incorrectly. This
weakened her ministry, so in 1962 she denounced her husband's message, did a non-majority
dissolution of the church, sold most of the church property (864 acres), and split the money with those
faithful to her. (She left the last 77acres with a receiver.) Then she moved to California and married a
man named Eakin (pronounced Achan).
Thus Florence Houteff Eakin stole from God and tied the church to the valley of Achor, where Achan
stole from God. But that is not bad, in fact, it is a blessing. "And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks; and the
valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down in, for My people that have sought Me." (Is. 65:10).
Remember, "And ye My flock, the flock of My pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God."
(Ez. 34:31). So the valley of Achor, like the vineyards from thence, marks the church that will gather
The second fulfilled prophecy comes from Peter. "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the
house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God?"
(1 Peter 4: 17).
The house of God has always been the place where the prophetic message comes forth. "This shall be a
continual burnt offering through out your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation
before the Lord: there will I meet you, to speak there unto thee." (Ex. 29:42). Remember also that the
prophets Simeon and Anna came to Joseph and Mary in the temple to prophesy of their son, Christ. (See
The history of this promised American prophetic message spans from William Miller of the Adventist
Church, to Ellen White of the Seventh Day Adventists, to V. T. Houteff of the Davidian Seventh Day
Adventists, to Ben and Lois Roden and I of the church historically known as the Branch Davidian
Seventh Day Adventists. Another mark of the End-Time Church is that God is worshiped there exactly as
specified by scripture. Starting in 1960, Ben Roden restored keeping the Feast Days, New Moons and
the Daily on the Branch Davidian church property.
The judgment at the house of God began appropriately with a thief. In 1988, David Koresh stole the
church property with a lie. He used a procedure specifically forbidden by church law, appointment by
executive council. (Because of the debacle with Florence Houteff, church founder Ben Roden, who
wrote the church law, forbid an executive council to appoint either president or vice-president.)
About a year after her death, most of Lois Roden's defunct executive council appointed Koresh
president of the church. They swore falsely, in the claim on the church property that they filed in
McLennan County Deed Records, that their claim was in accordance with church law. They seized the
property and secured it with armed guards. In so doing, they became subject to the curse of Zechariah 5.
"And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty
cubits, and the breath thereof is ten cubits. Then he said unto me, This is the CURSE that goeth forth
over the face of the whole earth: for everyone that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side (of the
Millennium) according to it; and everyone that sweareth (falsely) shall be cut off as on that side (after
the Millennium) according to it." (Zech. 5:2,3).
Also, because of the prophetic message of the church he usurped, the followers of Koresh became
subject to the judgment on Jerusalem (the house of God) prophesied in Ezekiel 9. "He cried also in mine
ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city (civil and religious
government) to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. And behold, six men
came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon
in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen (this one is robed in priestly linen,
representing God's government), with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in and stood beside
the brazen altar. And the Glory of the God of Israel (the Holy Ghost) was gone up from the cherub (which
stood atop the Ark), whereupon he was, to the door of the house (Mercy departs). And he called to the
man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; and the Lord said unto him, Go
through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the
men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others
He said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite, let not your eye spare, nor have ye
pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man
upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were
before the house (of God). And He said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain ... "
(Ez. 9:1-7). Seventeen little children died in Koresh's church. And so the followers of Koresh were
destroyed according to the prophesies of Ezekiel 9 and Zechariah 5, again marking the house of God,
the End-Time Church. They were the warning of the continuing judgment of the living prophesied in
Ezekiel 9 and 1 Peter 4:17 (both quoted above).
Whenever a prophecy is fulfilled, there is always some story in the Old Testament that sheds additional
light. “Now all these things happened unto them (our forefathers) for ensamples (examples): and they
were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." (1 Cor. 10:11).
The destruction of Numbers 16 correlates to the destruction of Koresh's followers. Just as David Koresh
and Lois Roden's executive council tried to steal the Branch Davidian church from its true messengers,
a group of important men led by Korah tried to steal the congregation from Moses and Aaron. "Now
Korah, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of
Peleth, sons of Rueben, took men: and they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel,
two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: And they
gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much
upon you, seeing all the congregation is holy, everyone of them, and the Lord is among them: wherefore
then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord?" (Numbers 16:1-3).
So Moses challenged Korah and the two hundred and fifty princes of Israel. "And Moses said unto
Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the Lord, thou, and they, and Aaron, tomorrow: And take
every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye before the Lord every man his censer, two
hundred and fifty censers: thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer. And they took every man his
censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation with Moses and Aaron." (Numbers 16:16-18).
Then the Lord told Moses to call the congregation away from the dwellings of Korah, Abiram and Dathan.
"And he spoke unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men,
and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins." (Numbers 16:26). And the
congregation drew away.
"And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works: for I have not
done them of mine own mind. If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after
the visitation of all men; then the Lord hath not sent me. But if the Lord make a new thing, and the earth
open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick (alive)
into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the Lord. And it came to pass, as he
made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: and the
earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained to
Korah, and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the
earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. And there came out a fire
from the Lord, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.” (Numbers 16:28-
Pits under the building that led to tunnels are still visible in the ruin of Koresh's church. Like Korah,
nothing is more likely than David Koresh going down into a pit (that led to a tunnel). Further, the fire on
April 19, 1993 killed almost 80 persons. So the story of Korah helps illuminate what happened to
There is a continuation of this story of Korah that relates to the recent takeover of the church property
by Charles Pace, the squatter on the church property near Waco, who has defiled the Memorial. "And
the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the
censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed. The censers of these
sinners against their souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered
them before the Lord, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign to the children of Israel."
Volunteers and donors created the 82 tree Memorial with its stone markers and the Church In The Ruin.
These hallowed reminders of the tragedy were left behind when the last survivor of Koresh's church
moved from the property in 2005. Whatever else can be said of the Koreshites, their sacrifice has
warned you (if not Charles Pace) that God will continue to judge the living.
This is also the final message of Numbers 16. "On the next day all the congregation of the children of
Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron ... And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Get away from these
people, that I may consume them ... And Moses said to Aaron ... wrath has gone out from the Lord. The
plague has begun. Now those who died in the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides
those who died in the Korah incident." (Numbers 16:41,44,45,46,49). The judgment at the house of God
Initially, there is only one end time church. However, as soon as the message of that one church goes to
all Christianity, people in some of the great denominations will form each of seven end time churches.
“And in that day seven women (churches) shall take hold of one man (Christ), saying, We will eat our
own bread (continue our own emphasis on the Word of God), and wear our own apparel (continue our
own traditional garments and services), only let us be called by thy name (Branch, the new name of
Christ, which signifies a Christian who walks not only in the commandments, but also in the statutes and
judgments of the Bible), to take away our reproach (that we followed the Pope, a man, and kept his law,
rather that the law of the Bible, which Christ and the apostles kept). In that day shall the branch of the
Lord be beautiful and glorious (God's elect, “trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord” - Is. 61:3,
the branches of Christ in God's Law, will shall “shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father” -
Matt. 13:43), and the fruit of the earth (children) shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped
of Israel (the people of God's Kingdom escape the wrath of God during the destruction of Satan's
Kingdom, and their children, eating pure food grown in their gardens and on their farms, are excellent
and comely, strong and smart and healthy).” (Is. 4:1,2). (For a full discussion of these seven end time
churches, see No. 40, "The Seven Sisters Of Isaiah 4.")
Amo Paul Bishop Roden
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