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     Since this is such an important topic, and there is so much confusion regarding it, we are again investigating this subject.
     There are many different theories being taught as to when God desires His people to give the loud cry message.  Is this message to be sounded forth now, or at some future time or event?  In this important issue, it behooves us to avoid either of these two following major snares of the devil: #1--moving forward when the Lord says it is not yet time, or #2--holding back when the Lord says it is now time to go forward.  In avoiding either of these extremes, we must know for ourselves what is God's will in this issue, and thus we cannot trust to the theories of any man or Ministry to tell us what is truth.  Our only safe course is to base our study upon the word of inspiration.  So what does inspiration declare as to when the loud cry message is to be sounded forth?
     First, we should all understand that the message of Revelation 18:1-6 "is to be sounded forth in the loud cry of the third angel" (Testimonies, vol 8, p 118; Selected Messages, book 2, p 118).  We should also understand that the message of the loud cry is not the message of Revelation 18 alone, and neither is it the message of the third angel alone.  Neither one of these two messages alone make up the loud cry!  But when the precious message of Revelation 18 is combined together with the precious message of the third angel--especially in the aspect of the righteousness of Christ, then you have the message which makes up the loud cry.  AND WHEN THIS COMPLETE MESSAGE IS ATTENDED WITH THE MIGHTY CONVICTING AND CONVERTING POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, you have the loud cry going forth to enlighten this dark world with the glory of God.
     "As these warnings (Revelation 18:1-5) join the third angel's message, it swells to a loud cry." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 422.

     If this is indeed true, and since both these precious messages were being combined together and preached with the convicting and converting power of the Holy Spirit by a few in Ellen White's day, then surely the beginning of, and the swelling of, the loud cry must have already begun at some point during Ellen White's lifetime?  And believe it or not, the answer to this question is YES, it had!
     "The third angel's message is swelling into a loud cry..." Review and Herald, March 22, 1892.

     "The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin pardoning Redeemer. This is the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth." Review and Herald, November 22, 1892.

     So this last message of mercy was indeed already "swelling into a loud cry"! Thus the loud cry of the third angel "has already begun", and this was during Ellen White's lifetime and before the Sunday law!  Now please do not believe that I am intimating that the fullest extent of the loud cry took place at that time, because it did not happen then and its fullness has still not yet occurred. But inspiration declared that it had already started, and was already lightening some of the earth with its glory!
     "The work to be done now is that of sounding this last message of mercy to a fallen world....They (God's servants) will not be turned from the present message, which is already lightening the world with its glory." Selected Messages, book 2, p 114.

     Even though the loud cry was not at its loudest point, or had not yet reached its greatest intensity, or was not yet at its fullest swelling, does not mean that the loud cry had not yet begun to swell and was not yet lightening some of the world with its glory!  And since the loud cry had already started, it shows that when these precious messages of the third and fourth angel are combined together, coupled with the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, you still have the loud cry going forth--including today!
     Many have been taught that God's people have to wait for the Sunday law crisis to occur before they rise up and proclaim these precious messages in the power of the Spirit. They believe this because they have been taught that the Sunday law is the signal for the time when the loud cry begins, and thus reason that only at this time will it begin to swell and then fill the whole earth with God's glory.  But the correct understanding is that it was already time for God's people to rise up and proclaim these most precious messages in Ellen White's day, because the time for the loud cry to start was already here, and it had already begun to swell!
     The reason why we are still here today is because the SDA church turned her back on this realization and ridiculed, criticized, slighted, and rejected these precious messages (see Selected Messages, book 1, p 234-235; Testimonies to Ministers, p 467-468).  Thus the loud cry could not continue to increase or swell in intensity.
     God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the heavenly angels, were all anxiously waiting for more SDA's to believe and follow the Spirit of Prophecy by rising up and giving this precious message to the world, but not enough were willing to do so and so it could not swell into a full loud cry.  Instead of accepting these messages and swelling the loud cry, the SDA church rejected these precious messages--and this rejection continues up to the present day!  Therefore they have been rejected by God, and God is calling all His honest SDA people to come out of her, so that they can help to finish the work which the church has refused to do for over 100 years now!
     For those who have already separated themselves from the SDA church, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the heavenly angels are still anxiously waiting for us to understand that as the loud cry had already begun to swell in Ellen White's day, so we have the distinct privilege to help it to swell in our day! This privilege will only be for those who will rise up, make sure that they completely obey this message themselves (by purifying their hearts and in separating from all corrupt churches of fallen Babylon), and then to preach these precious truths to others.
     As more and more of our brothers and sisters understand this truth, and join this precious "movement symbolized by the angel" of Revelation 18 (see Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 422), the loud cry can continue to increase in intensity and swell more and more until all the people of the earth have made their decisions to either stand with Jesus and His pure righteous remnant few, or to stand with Satan and his wicked corrupt majority!  But without the giving of these messages, the Sunday law crisis will never come!
     The Sunday law is only brought about by proclaiming the loud cry message of the 3rd and 4th angel, and it is not the Sunday law crisis which signals the time for us to give this message.  We are to rise up and give this truth now which will bring on the crisis, and we are not to wait for the crisis of the Sunday law--which will never come until we give the message!
     "We have the truth which, in its proclamation is to bring the crisis for this world's history." Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 190 (Letter 94, July 3, 1900).

     "Today, as in the days of Elijah, the line of demarcation between God's commandment-keeping people and the worshippers of false gods is clearly drawn. `How long halt ye between two opinions?' Elijah cried; `if the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him.' 1 Kings 18:21. And the message for today is: `Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen....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 18:2, 4, 5.
     "The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The observance of the false Sabbath will be urged upon us." Prophets and Kings, p 187-88.

     So the loud cry message is given first, and then the crisis of the Sunday law occurs!  This is why sister White clearly specified that the message of Revelation 18 was already to be given in her day--before any Sunday law!
     "The message of the angel [Revelation 18] following the third is now to be given to all parts of the world. It is to be the harvest message, and the whole earth will be lighted with the glory of God.  The Lord has this one [last] call of mercy to [give to] the world, but the perversity of men diverts the work from its true bearing, and the light has to struggle amid the darkness of men who feel themselves competent to do a work that God has not appointed them to do." Last Day Events, p 78 (Letter 86, June 18, 1900).

     "All are to hear the last message of warning. The prophecies in the book of Revelation, chapters 12 to 18, are being fulfilled. In the eighteenth chapter is recorded the very last call to the churches. This call is now to be given." Last Day Events, p 83 (Manuscript 75, September 20, 1906) see also Upward Look, p 277.
     So God through sister White stated that Revelation 18 is already "the message for today", that it "is now to be given", and that it is "the harvest message".  Why?  Because the "loud cry of the third angel has already begun", was already "swelling into a loud cry" and thus was "already lightening the earth with its glory"! (For more testimonies on this point, please see the list after this study).  But it was also revealed that there would be some perverse men who would try and divert this message from being given until some time in the future.  Thus this loud cry message has to struggle to try and lighten this earth because there are not enough voices willing to give it!  Are you, dear reader, one of these perverse people who are working to hinder this glorious message from going forth by believing that it is not yet time for the loud cry to be given?  Or are you one of those who are awake and giving this message of the loud cry now and thus helping it to swell?

     My dear brothers and sisters, don't you see what time we are living in today?  We are all living in the time of the swelling of the loud cry!  Don't you see what honor God is holding out to each one of us?  The blessed honor and privilege to have a part NOW in helping to swell this message into the loudest cry possible, and to NOW fill this earth with God's glory!  But God cannot use a single one of us while we are still touching or connected in any way to known sin or to the SDA fallen Babylon church?  This is because we are not pure by that connection, we are corrupted by that touch, and thus cannot be used of God in this impure condition!  And yes, membership in the apostate SDA church does indeed "touch" you to that corrupt thing, and you are thus impure!  Hence the importance of yourself following Revelation 18:4; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Isaiah 52:11 and to "touch not the unclean thing" becomes paramount to understand and why it must be followed--if you want to be used of God in this great and final work!
     Please do not allow the Devil to hold you into a position of inaction believing a futuristic doctrine that it is not yet time to give this last message of mercy; or that it is not yet time for the probation of the churches, including the SDA, to be closed; or that it is not yet time to separate; or that the beginning of the loud cry is not yet here or has not yet begun to swell--because all of the above is not true!  In believing any of the above, you are really working to hinder the loud cry from swelling, instead of working to further its increase in intensity--and thus you are working to hinder Christ from coming to this earth!
     But if you recognize and follow this precious loud cry message yourself, and understand that God is calling for His people to come together and unitedly stand upon this same platform of truth, then our united voices, combined with the mighty convicting and converting power of the Holy Spirit, can work to further increase and intensify this last message of mercy and swell it more and more into a loud cry!  Oh brothers and sisters, what blessed possibilities are lovingly held out for each one of us TODAY!!  Shall we not grasp them?
     "The work to be done now is that of sounding this last message of mercy to a fallen world....The work will grow deeper and become more earnest to the very close of time.  And all who are laborers together with God will contend most earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.  They will not be turned from the present message, which is already lightening the earth with its glory.  Nothing is worth contending for but the glory of God. The only rock that will stand is the Rock of Ages.  The truth as it is in Jesus is the refuge in these days of error." Selected Messages, book 2, p 114.

     "The messenger turned to the congregation and said, `Do you believe the prophecies?  Do you who know the truth, understand that the last message of warning is now being given to the world,--the last call of mercy is now being heard.  Do you believe that Satan has come down with great power, working with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in every place?  Do you believe that great Babylon has come up in remembrance before God, and that soon she will receive from God's hand double for all her sins and iniquities?'...If the enemy can keep workers out of the field on any pretext, he will do so." Fundamentals of Christian Education, p 362-63.

     Who wants to end this great controversy?  Who wants to go home and be with our Saviour for eternity?  I don't want to sit down, relax and wait for the crisis to come; which will never come, because no one will give the message that will bring it!  Hasn't 100 years of waiting been enough time to prove this so?  Brethren, let us go to work, for our light has already come, and the glory of the Lord has already risen upon us.  Let us completely follow this light ourselves, and then take this light and fill this earth with its glory!  But we cannot do this important work while we are connected to personal sin or to a harlot Babylon fallen church.  And we cannot give this last message of mercy if we are unwilling to plainly call others out of a harlot Babylon fallen church.
     God did not use the word "Babylon" in this last message of mercy to have it reasoned away as being too blunt for sensitive ears to hear!  God purposely put the word "Babylon" in this last message of mercy for a good reason--so that it could be wisely, but boldly given, and thus all may awaken at its sharp sound, and then begin to inquire "are these things so?" (see Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 424-425; Great Controversy, p 606-607).

     If you really want to go home to heaven and be with our blessed Father and our Saviour Jesus Christ, then it's time to accept, to act upon, to live, and raise your voices today in boldly giving the last saving message of the loud cry--the righteousness of Christ, and separation from all corrupt churches of fallen Babylon to be with Christ.  It is time to give this complete and harmonious gospel truth with unmuffled boldness and power (Evangelism, p 230), which will swell the loud cry, bring on the Sunday law and the crisis, and the second coming of Christ, and the ending of this whole great controversy, to the glory of God and Christ.
     Some are doing this right now!  Will you unite and join your voices with us?  Or will you be led away from giving the loud cry message by the perversion of men who twist the truth, and thus keep yourselves out of the field of labor by following a false pretext and erroneous futuristic message?  May God help us all to clearly understand the seriousness of the times in which we are NOW living in.