"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, [YAHSHUA] the Son of [YAH] . . . For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Heb. 4:14-16). "Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto [YAH] by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them." (Heb. 7:25).
A day is coming, however, when no one will have THE INTERCESSOR. Man's probation will close, and "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. And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be." (Rev. 22:11, 12). Those who are expecting to see the return of Christ for His people must be thoroughly clean, that is, holy and blameless before the throne of YAH. When the great High Priest leaves His work of intercession in the Heavenly Sanctuary, no one on this planet will have THE INTERCESSOR. If we learn how to become an intercessor ourselves, while we are here, in the school of Christ, then we will not need one at the time Christ returns for His Church. Christ must be formed within you now.
The Scriptures provide us with examples of holy men who assumed the role of intercessor. Consider the example of Moses as the intercessor for the children of Israel in the wilderness. He was a "type" of Christ who is the one true Intercessor. "And [YAH] said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people...have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And [YAH] said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiffnecked people (Ex. 32:7-9)...And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men (v.28). For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves today to [YAH], even every man upon his son, and upon his brother that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day (v.29). And Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto [YAH]; [perhaps] I shall make an atonement for your sin (v.30). And Moses returned unto [YAH], and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold (v.31). Yet now, if Thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray Thee, out of Thy book [of life] (v.32). And [YAH] said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against Me [willfully], him will I blot out of My book [of life] (v.33)."
In the prayer of Moses our minds are directed to the heavenly books in which the names of all men are recorded, and their deeds, whether good or evil, are faithfully registered. The book of life contains the names of all who have ever entered the service of God. If any of these depart from Him, and by stubborn persistence in sin become finally hardened against the influences of His Holy Spirit, their names will in the judgment be blotted from the book of life, and they themselves will be devoted to destruction. Moses realized how dreadful would be the fate of the sinner; yet if the people of Israel were to be rejected by YAH, he desired his name to be blotted out with theirs; he could not endure to see the judgments of God fall upon those who had been so graciously delivered from Egypt. The intercession of Moses in behalf of Israel illustrates the mediation of Christ for sinful men. But YAH did not permit Moses to bear, as did Christ, the guilt of the sinner.
By divine direction the tent that had served as a temporary place of worship was removed far from the camp. This was evidence that YAH had withdrawn His presence from them. All who were truly penitent, and desired to return to the Father, were directed to meet at the tent, confess their sins, and seek His mercy. When each had returned to their own tent, Moses entered the tabernacle. With agonizing interest the people watched for some token that his intercessions in their behalf were accepted. When the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the entrance of the tabernacle, the people wept for joy, and they "rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door." (Ex. 33:10). Moses succeeded in his intercession for the people on this occasion.
Was Achan alone in his transgression of covetousness regarding the "goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold..."? The story is found in Joshua, chapter 7. The children of Israel had just seen God break down the walls of Jericho, and allowed them to go in and capture and destroy that large city without one single casualty. YAH fought for them and gave them a complete victory. Now they are to go up and take a much smaller town called Ai (see chapter 8). They feel ever so confident, but they are put to flight and suffer thirty-six casualties. Thus, the sin of one man brings humiliation and defeat to the whole body. YAH says, "Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen...Therefore the children of Israel...were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you." (Joshua 7:11,12). When God points out the problem to Joshua, the individual is not mentioned. God accuses the entire body. God sees the entire camp as a group of sinners; as a group who has taken of the accursed thing, stolen it, dissembled it, and hid it among their own stuff. That is why defeat came upon Israel. God told Joshua that the people could not stand before their enemies, and turned their backs before their enemies, because they were all accursed--and by the sin of one member of the body, the whole body suffered. In Joshua 7:6-10 it is noted that Joshua is concerned about YAH protecting His great name and reputation in front of the Canaanites and all the other heathens who may hear about God's people being defeated. But when there is sin in the camp, God will allow that curse to bring shame to the cause of Christ, along with great loss. He will not "prop up" His reputation in the sight of the world while there is sin in the camp. The only remedy is to "destroy the accursed from among you."
In the prophecy of Ezekiel chapter 9 we read of an intercession which takes place for the people of God just before the end of the world. Those making intercession for the people are the 144,000, for they "follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth" (Rev. 14:4), being "made...kings and priests unto God" (Rev. 1:6). "The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth..." (Zeph. 3:13). Only one who is holy can make intercession for the wayward church. The last generation of believers is "a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that...show forth the praises of Him who hath called [them] out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Pet. 2:9). In this special work of intercession, YAH says, "Go 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" (Eze. 9:4). Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark given by the man in linen, are those "that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done" in the Church. The class of Christian who does not feel grieved over his own spiritual declension, nor mourn over the sins of others, will be left without the seal of YAH. Not one person will ever receive the seal of God while the character has one spot or stain upon it. It is left with us to remedy the defects in our characters, to cleanse the soul temple of every defilement. The voice of an intercessor is heard, "...I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord YAH! wilt Thou destroy all the [remnant] of Israel in Thy pouring out of Thy fury upon [the church]?" (Eze. 9:8). THE INTERCESSOR will be "sighing and crying for the abominations done in the midst of the [church]." Those who receive the "mark in the forehead" establishing them as sealed in the truth, will be called into the ranks of the 144,000. These are Christ's last-generation intercessors. You will want to join them in the last intercession.
In 1988 we experienced the inception of the fulfillment of Ezekiel, chapter 9. Sin had entered the camp of Seventh-day Adventists years prior, and was not severed from the body. The General Conference Churches were humiliated by one heresy after another. The General Conference President, Neal C. Wilson, in June 1988 stated, "We've got to protect that [Seventh-day Adventist] name, because we are giving a false impression to the world...". Earlier in 1981, after ten percent of the North American Division church constituency was classified homosexual, and the SDA Kinship International gay support group established, the General Conference had thought to "prop up" their "good name" by Federal trademark protection. Adventists, "sighing and crying" for the many abominations within the body, realized finally that corporate repentance would not loom. Mindful of God's former dealings with His people, we concluded that He would make no difference in our day. So, if corporate repentance were not forth-coming, we must perform our duty in true penitence and intercession. We shared in the guilt of our brethren; we were "sighing and crying for the abominations" of which we were a party to and suffering for. THE INTERCESSOR was pleading before the Father in our behalf. Then, we heard our Instructor say, "Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." (Rev. 18:4,5). In this we heard judgment, "God hath remembered her iniquities". When the Almighty remembers sins, He blots out names, or removes candlesticks. Christ says, "I will...remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent." (Rev. 2:5). We saw that repentance was our only option, "for the hour of His judgment is come" (Rev. 14:7). We believed the words of Ellen White, "The Lord Jesus will always have a chosen people to serve Him. When the Jewish people rejected Christ, the Prince of Life, He took from them the kingdom of God and gave it unto the Gentiles. God will continue to work on this principle with every branch of His work. When a church proves unfaithful to the work of the Lord, whatever their position may be, however high and sacred their calling, the Lord can no longer work with them. Others are then chosen..." (UL 131).
In 1991, following the light sent to us from Heaven, we organized the Creation 7th Day Adventist Church, refusing to obey the papal trademark policy of the General Conference. (This mandated us to give up the name Seventh-day Adventist, and, in effect, worship "the image of the beast".) We noticed the following prophecy in Isaiah 65:15, "ye [General Conference] shall leave your name for a curse unto My Chosen [Christ]: for the Lord YAH shall slay [Eze.9] thee [General Conference], and call His servants [Creation 7th Day Adventists] by another name [or character]." Suffering their name, left as a curse to the gospel of Christ, we chose to drink the cup of THE INTERCESSOR and plead for His people. YAH is calling you to receive "the pure mark of truth."