GOD'S Sabbath Rest

The Wise Men of The East

The History of Our World
What Is Eternity?
Yes, GOD Exists
Design Your Perfect GOD
GOD'S Offer To Every Man
Hunger of The Soul For The Bread of Life
Behold The Character of This World
The Holy Bible
Christianity: The First & True Religion
New Christian's Guide To Holiness
The Bible Only Is Holy
New Earth: Capital of The Heavens
"The end from the beginning"
Who is This GOD of Christianity?
Great Stories of The Bible
The Magnificence Of Forgiveness
It's What GOD Says About You
What Is Omniscience?
The Book of Life
The Life of an Angel
The Snares of Satan
Placing Limits On GOD'S Power
Reality of Churchmen Denying Christ's Counsel
The Catholic Church: Then And Today
Are There Any Protestants?
The Corrupt Doctrine of Eternal Hellfire
The Balance Between Faithfulness And Apostasy
The Wakeup Call
GOD'S Judgments Against Sin
Things In Life GOD Never Intended
Halloween: An Acceptable Fear?
America's Closing Journey
Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse
The Three Angels Message
The Laodicean Church
Metamorphosis of Man "in Christ"
Let Nature Teach
"Time & Chance..."
GOD Knows His Own
All You Have Ever Wanted To Be
Atheism's Contribution To Life's Destruction
"Fruits Meet For Repentance"
The Warnings of Christ
Battle of The Bibles
The Struggle of Faith
Our Only Means To Disarm Temptation
Victory Over Sin
Spiritual Fortitude Through Diet
The Contest For Job's Allegiance
Guarding The Avenues Into My Soul
The Book of Enoch: A Fraudulent Document
Slain For Their Faith
Just What Has Jesus Saved Us From?
The Night Christ Was Born
The Advent of "Emmanuel"
The Humility of Love
The Shepherds On The Night Christ Was Born
The Wise Men of The East
Land of Judea When Christ was Born
Mary, Mother of Jesus
The Childhood of Jesus
John The Baptist
The Glorious Name of Jesus Christ
Proof of the LORD Jesus Christ
Christ Repairs the Breach
The Wedding at Cana
The Beatitudes
Little Children
Become as Little Children
Child Discipline
Children's Talents
The Woman Caught in Adultery
The Story of Mary Magdalene
Healing At Bethesda
Those Jesus Delivered From Shame
The Rich Man & Lazarus
Christ's Contrasts
The Parables of Jesus
The Ten Virgins
The Three Trials of Jesus
Passion Week: Palm Sunday
Passion Week: The Fig Tree
Passion Week: Tuesday in The Temple
Passion Week: Wednesday "Hypocrites!"
Passion Week: The Last Supper & Gethsemane
Passion Week: The Cross of Calvary
Passion Week: The Sabbath Observance
Passion Week: Horray! Resurrection Day!
Passion Week: Resurrection Witnesses
Why The Cross?
The Death Jesus Faced
Orthodox Judaism
The Judas Kiss
Why The Jews Rejected Jesus
Death Could Not Hold Him!
The Resurrection
The Faith of Jesus
The Knight In Shining Armour
The Character of our Creator
What Does It Mean To Be A Child Of GOD?
The Forgiveness Provided By Jesus
Prayer As Directed By Jesus
Overcome Evil With Good
The Voice of GOD
The Pure Language of GOD
The Protection of GOD
The Laws of GOD
The Victory of GOD
The Fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70
The Christian's Relationship To Israel
Hang In There
"the fourth day" of Creation
"the fifth day" of Creation
"the sixth day" of Creation
"the seventh day" Rest From Creation's Work
Adam: Our Premier Father
"Am I my brother's keeper?"
Noah The Movie
Giants In The Earth
The Flood
The Story of Job
From Abram To Abraham
Lot's Wife
From Jacob To Israel
The Life of Moses
From Lowly Shepherd to Great Leader
The Sanctuary Service
Judges of Israel
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GOD Granted My Petition
The Heroism of King David
Abigail The Godly Wife of David
The Sons of David
Solomon and the Cross
Good Kings of Israel & Judah
ELISHA: The Prophet of Life
JONAH: The Fearful Prophet
Isaiah The Prophet & Earth's Closing Scenes
The True Prophet of GOD
Three Kings Who Loved The Prophet Daniel
Great Women of The Bible
Heaven's Forgiveness
The Story of Peter
From Saul To Paul
Distribution of Talents
Stumbling Over Paul
The Gift To GOD of Prayer
The Angels of Revelation
When The Church Fled From Rome
Unmasking Islam
Hilda The Abbess of Whitby
Genghis Khan
John Wycliffe
The "Renaissance" & The Urbino Bible
William Tyndale
The Great Men of The Reformation
A Great Story of The Reformation
History of the New Testament
KJV Under Siege
Building Blocks of Faith
Bible Illiteracy = Enslaved In Darkness
Discouragement: Satan's Advantage
The Balance GOD Provided To Save His Children
Creation Science Absolutes
Petrified Wood Validates The Bible
Granite Validates The Bible
From Rock To Man
Faith in Creation or Evolution?
Christianity, Atheism, Paganism & The Occult
Godless Atheism vs. Faith "in Christ"
What Atheists and Christians Share
S.E.T.I. vs. The Cross
The History of War & Where it Leads
The Father Of Sin
Know Your Enemy
Sin, Tyranny, and the Devil
Spiritual Nutrition To Defend Against Spiritual Cancer
The Master of Camouflage
Fortune Tellers
Satan's Miracles Deceive the Church
Deceiving Miracles
Charismatic "tongues" & The 2nd Advent
The Three Frogs of Revelation
The Bondage of Superstition
The Common Snares of Spiritualism
After-Death Experiences
The World
Satan's Counterfeit Religions
The Prophecy of Roman Catholicism
History of The Jesuit Order
"Seven Year Tribulation" Exposed
Preparing The Way For The Advent of Christ
The Church: It's Condition Before GOD
The Dishonest Rendering of History
The Ruling Elites of Rome
The Core of Church Apostasy
The Age of Papal Rule
Revelation 13 Commentary
"The False Prophet"
Left Behind
Churchmen Denying Christ's Counsel
Today's Prophecy Gurus Openly Deceive
Religion of Fear & Reward is Worthless
The Role of Personal Taste in Religion
Head Games of Secret Societies
All That is Hidden Will Come To Light
The Heart of Today's Religion
Why So Many Denominations?
Jehovah's Witness: The Arrogance of Ignorance
Why So Many Bible Translations?
Bible Literacy
Prayerful Study of GOD'S Word
The Path of Choice
Liberty Through Understanding
The Heaven-born Desire to Live
Historicist View of Bible Prophecy
Taste The Superior
Bible References To The Perfect GOD
"The fear of the LORD"
For Every Threat There's A Promise
The Universe
The Meaning of the Word, Sabbath
The 4th Commandment
What Might Have Been if Sinners Didn't Rule
The Before And After
Choosing The Superior Over The Inferior
The Two Versions of Love
The Holy Spirit
The Four Themes
GOD: "Bless The Poor in The Land"
As it was Then, So it is Today
The Lottery And The Pool of Bethesda
GOD'S Last Call To His Wayward Children
Heavenly Judgment
The Lesson of Oskar Schindler
Straight Testimony From GOD'S Love Letter To Man
Fact or Fiction?
The First Day
Prophecy of Blessing
The Promise of Return
Only Good News
Love, Like Beauty Can Only Be Demonstrated
Life Is All In The Details
Our History Is Our Future
Creation's Contemplation
The Omniscient Love of GOD the Father
Laws Uplifting the Liberty of Happiness
Subservient Love is GOD'S Law
Stories of Deliverance
GOD Knows His Own
Sometimes Life Brings You Down
A Lesson of Courage
Nutrition And Faith
Rubbish Pawned Off As Personal Growth
The Health Crises In America
The Bible's Best Diet
The Danger of Living in Cities
No Balm In Gilead
Industry vs. The Environment
The Slaughterhouse
The Primary Threat: Man
Carnal Minded Intellectuals
The Power of Sin
Anger Management
Are You Safe Under Your Preacher's Wings?
Jesus Does Not Descend To The Earth
Holding The Four Winds
Await! Await! The Coming of The LORD
Sin's War of Attrition
The Justice of GOD'S Judgments Against Sin
What Are The True Riches?
Living High On The Hog
America's No.1 Social Problem
Love's Perversion
An Important Issue Facing Us Today
Hidden Spirits Behind Gambling
"Wonders Without Number"
"Ever Learning..."
Gay & Lesbian Lifestyles
Marring GOD'S Image In Man
A Mother's Honor
Divorce and Crime
On The Question of Self-Abuse
Man's Relentless War on Love
Co-conspirators To Murder
The World's Reward For Righteous Labor
The Second Amendment
The Fifth Commandment Preserves The Family
Isaiah 29
Faith or Presumption
GOD & Country
Extremes Men Go For Supremacy
Riches of Men
In The Lap of Luxury
The Love That Waxes Cold
From Politics to Religion
Religion & Politics: Let's Cut to the Chase
Democracy In Action
Responsibility: Of GOD And Man
America In Prophecy
America in Peril
Global Warming & The Gospel of Jesus
The Handwriting on the Wall
"Take Heed That No Man Deceive You"
The Parameters of Sin
"The Scale" Principle in Life and Salvation
The Great Depression
"The Beginning of Sorrows"
America: The Sinking of a Nation
The Prophecy of Matthew 24
The Last Time Prophecy: Daniel 8:14
The Prophecy of the Last Temptation
Rabbi Izhak Kaduri: Satan's Pawn For Israel
Israel's Place In Bible Prophecy
A Most Profound Bible Passage
The Coming Event Testing Man's Mettle
The Ten Steps To The 2nd Advent
Why The Earth Must Meet Its End
The Saints Judgment before Christ Comes
Church/State Union in America
Man's Version Of The Commandments
Man's Law or GOD'S Law?
The Voice of Righteousness is The Victor
The Two Competing Governments
The Bible's Clear Instruction
The Meaning of The "Forehead" & The "Hand"
"For the fashion of this world passeth away"
The Seal of GOD
The Coming Famine
What Is It Like To Die?
All Wildlife Will Die
The Reason For Christ's Denunciation of Jews & Christians
The Manner of Jesus' Return
Revelation 16 Commentary
The Day The Earth Flips
Cavalry To The Rescue!
GOD'S People Delivered
Heaven's Homecoming
Family Reunion
Wings of the Saints
New Jerusalem
Millennium and 2nd Resurrection Judgment
The Book of Life
What Does it Mean to Die?
The Definition of Hellfire
The Judgment and New Earth
From Eden Lost To Eden Restored
Prophecies of the New Earth
Prophecy Seminar: Liberty Through Understanding
I. Life's Injustice vs. Human Ideals
II. Methods to Refine our Judgment
III. Can We Prove the Existence of GOD?
IV. Who is GOD?
V. Who am I?
VI. What is Sin?
VII. Who is Satan?
VIII. Satan Perverts GOD'S Most Sacred Warning
IX. Satan's Entrapment
X. How Can I Express My Gratitude to Jesus Christ For His Love and Sacrifice for Me?
XI. What Methods Does GOD Use To Provide Life And Salvation?
XII. How To Understand The Closing Events
XIII. The Simple Remedy
XIV. How Have All The Churches Failed The GOD They Claim To Serve?
XV. The Last Drama of the Controversy
XVI. "The Seal of GOD"
Prophecy Seminar Epilogue
Seminar Appendix
Timeline Charts
Shelter From the Storm
How Many Lost?
History Validates Man's Halfhearted Service to GOD
The Evangelists
Poetry of Salvation
Sacred Principles Paraphrased
Our Place of Worship
The Zenith of Man's Disgrace
Core Beliefs
Author's Testimony
Brief Personal Testimony
Testimony of My Fall & Restoration



     On the night Christ was born a new star appeared over Bethlehem. A beacon to all who would grasp, visible before everyone. An angel cries out, ‘Behold the star! Who will search out the meaning and understand?’ Tears well up. ‘Will no one on their own seek the coming of the promised Saviour?’ Then, suddenly, voices are astir in the east, hundreds of miles from the Promised Land. The question arises among the wise men of the east, ‘What manner of star is this that is new to the heavens? All of the other stars cross the sky while this one remains still.’ A meeting of minds begins: a collective effort to research the truth compels the wisest of men within view of the star of Bethlehem. None more learned to the north. None wiser to the south. None more teachable to the west. What constitutes wisdom? “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.” The character of those who respond to the affectionate tugs of the Holy Spirit’s “still, small voice” are as trusting little children, building their understanding by giving equal attention to the things of true value.

     The “wise men of the east” were truly precious servants in the sight of GOD for they faithfully carried forward His work of salvation. The gross darkness covering the earth's population was no different then than today. Yet GOD ordained these men to disperse His Light. Who were these men? They were wealthy in modest fashion. They were philosophers who had a thirst for GOD'S gift of understanding. They were leaders, judging with equity among their people. They were astronomers, appreciating the points of light in the midst of a canopy of darkness. They were charitable, ever exerting to meet the needs of the poverty stricken.

     The Magi were not magicians by our definition of the word. Many words with beautiful meanings in their original usage become polluted, and eclipse the value of their origin. The term "yada-yada" that swept through the humor circles, becoming popular in the American vocabulary has its origin in the Hebrew language, whose original meaning of the word yada is endearing. The once precious word becomes insulting to its origin. Another popular term often used when anything distasteful is confronted is the word, Ish. Ish in Hebrew means Adam. The Premier Father of the human race is dishonored in the demeaning use of his name.

     These wise men of the east were masterful in their study of GOD’S lessons. They alone translated the occurrence of this new star of Bethlehem into its true meaning, which in turn persuaded their decision to act. Where did the wise men of the east discover their understanding? In the book of Isaiah the prophet it is written, “Seek ye out of the book of the LORD and read; no one of these shall fail.” These wise men of the east did seek and read from the book of the LORD, and they did not fail. The Magi read these words of the prophet Baalim found in the Book of Numbers, “He hath said, which heard the words of GOD, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: I shall see Him, but not now: I shall behold Him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.” After the Magi’s prayerful study and subsequent conviction, GOD inspired them to seek “the great Prince.” In their persevering faith in GOD to open the treasures of truth before them, the strength of will that led them to explore also led them to the answer GOD desired for them.

     The Magi set out to honor “The King of the Jews.” Their mission was made known to all parts of their region. The witness of their faith in GOD to their people was the seed that would afterwards germinate to become a great harvest of saints, to live forever with Christ the LORD. Each of the wise men of the east proved themselves to be a worthy “fisher of men.”

     Night after night, following GOD'S appointed star of angelic congregation, the anticipation of how the Messiah would appear presented to their minds an overflowing appreciation of their privilege. An honor given to none other was given these assumed heathen. The egotistical pride of the rabbis against all nations might have closed the hearts of these learned men, as it has multitudes of others. But the Spirit of GOD dwelled in their hearts, and one of the many blessings of His presence is to never allow one to be thwarted from any beautiful objectives in godliness, no matter what the obstacle! We may be sure that there were efforts to discourage; whisperings in their ears to turn them back; but with every victory over these hurdles, their perseverance produced an unwavering faith.

     Satan is powerless against GOD’S Truth! All he does only emboldens it in the minds of those who seek it, for it is written, “And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman [Eve], and between thy seed [the unrepentant] and her seed” [the humble and suppliant before GOD]. In these magnificent words we also see how our Premier Mother Eve is the mother of the righteous, not of the unrighteous: this is how we know her salvation is sure and repentance complete. In all of Satan's attempts to slander GOD and decimate His Divine Image in Man, one day the truth "as the truth is in Jesus” will vindicate the superlative words, “God is love.”

     Traveling in a large caravan it is estimated that the duration of the Magi's journey was approximately thirty days covering an estimated four hundred miles. The land of “the east” in Christ's day signified the land of the Euphrates river, so we may safely infer that the wise men of the east came from the region of the Euphrates. The age of Jesus at the time of their pilgrimage was upwards of two years of age, for Herod “slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.” So there was a span of time between the Magi's notice of the star and the time of their departure for Judea. They did not show up the night of Christ’s birth as is commonly taught. Jesus would have been walking and talking at the time the Magi brought their gifts of honor to place at His feet. But Jesus was very vulnerable to the outworking of Satan's schemes to murder the Very One who created all things including the Once-Lucifer himself. This goal of Satan to obliterate the very existence of his own Creator has shown the hosts of holy angels and unfallen worlds the deplorable character of Satan's authority and the fiendish nature by which he rules. And yet, every culture and religion of earth blindly follows the path marked out by this hidden deceiver, whose sole goal is to harden men in sin, and thus, bring them to the same condemnation as himself.

     Upon reaching the Mount of Olives the guiding star of angels’ glory is commanded by GOD to disperse. The Magi are left to inquire of the rulers in Judea: “Where is he who is born king of the Jews?” GOD hopes to begin a conversion among the people concerning the coming of the Messiah and the character of His mission. But once more His hopes are denied due to the popular teachings of the rabbis, eclipsing the reality of what momentous event had taken place among the Jews of Judea. The Magi wonder of the gross ignorance and even the cold indifference of the Jewish people to the wonderful revelation given them of the Child King. All throughout time men have held firm to the notion that their gut instinct is their superior judgment. ‘My feelings are my counselors and my guide’ is a declaration held by most in our society. This obedience to the impulse of instinct overrules GOD’S gift of the power of reason, the very means GOD uses to lead His children to the knowledge of salvation as it is written: “Come now and let us reason together saith the LORD.” Passions should always be subservient to reason, not the other way around. As a result, the number of men who will stand condemned in the end of time the Bible repeatedly affirms will be the vast majority of the human race. Even those whose names are on the church books the Apostle Peter stated would “scarcely be saved.” “Few,” the Savior said, would escape the condemnation of sin. While everyone will stand before GOD in the end of time, the greater condemnation will fall on the shepherds of Israel whose only altar of sacrifice were the flocks under their stewardship, due to their selfish ambition at the expense of their flocks. Historically, religious men have attributed their vain ideas as being GOD'S directing hand and not the result of their own self-serving inclinations. Said GOD, “I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.” GOD has given His solemn warning on this and every other threat against men: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” But Christ provided the solution: “Behold, I have foretold you all things.” “Seek ye out of the book of the LORD and read: no one of these shall fail.”

     Despite the cold reception given the wise men, there was one who did receive them with great courtesy and even enthusiasm. Herod displayed an attentive but fictitious care. O that his soul was sincere! He believed the report only as it might threaten his absolute power and authority. But even under false pretenses he did command the study into the Scriptures to see if the Magi were correct in their studies of the newborn King. When we are presented with Bible truth and that truth clashes with our beliefs from our upbringing a simple prayer to the GOD of Heaven for understanding will guide us as we study perplexing questions. And if we exert willpower to joyfully surrender to His will (as plainly revealed in His Word), He will make known to us His truth on the subject of study. None who have ever asked GOD to know His will have ever asked in vain. Said Jesus, “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine.”

     The Magi, the wisest men of the realm, took Herod at his word. They were led to believe that he was sincere. After leaving the palace of Herod, that evening the star of Bethlehem reappeared to the Magi. “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” Following the star once more it led them to their desired haven. The following day, upon meeting the young Messiah and His mother, Mary, the Magi wondered within their hearts, ‘What manner of choice GOD has made to bring the Saviour into our world! For these people are peasants and not rich. They have no scholarship in the things rated highest among men. Is the Messiah to be raised and educated in the ghetto of this land?’ But their strength of humility surrendered their souls before GOD’S judgment. “They saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him.” And after a span of time humbling their hearts and contemplating their thankfulness for the newborn King, they place at His feet the gifts of honor that are due: “gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” The gold is the purest faith, purified in the fires of affliction. The frankincense is the fragrant ingredient used for the sacred incense of the Holy Sanctuary, descriptive of the sweet prayers to GOD from His faithful children. And myrrh is the fragrant ingredient used in the holy oil of the sanctuary candle, illustrative of the Holy Spirit shedding abroad to all the light and sweet aroma of GOD'S drawing love, as it is written, “with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” The Magi tell Mary of their study of the Messiah's star in the east, and how it led them right to their presence. They ask, ‘What is His name?’ Her response, ‘His name is Jesus.’

     The ones given a deeply high honor among men, an honor given to no other in history, quietly stand and leave the presence of the young Saviour and King. Returning to their camp and settled down to rest for the night our Heavenly Father sends His angel to warn the Magi to withhold from Herod the whereabouts of Jesus, and commands them to return immediately to their homes in the east. (But GOD would not leave His trusting children to be duped into being agents for the cause of Satan: He would later warn them.) After returning home they recount their experience with their people. The days ahead would reaffirm their faith in Jesus as they would hear of the wonders then taking place: the sick being healed; the blind gaining their sight; the lame leaping like a deer; the dead being restored to life.

     What unequaled joy awaits those who love the cause of Christ. No other subject of study ennobles the character, nor uplifts the dignity of life. No drug can duplicate its elation. No wealth can touch its security. No rewarded lust can compare to its sense of fulfillment. The least pain and superior joy available in this present world is yours “without money and without price.” Forever choose to walk in the truth “as the truth is in Jesus,” and all that the Father hath bestowed upon His Son will He bestow upon you.


       Commandment Keepers invites every Christian to join the closing work of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and establish twelve member groups within your respective country, heralding the titles: Commandment Keepers Kenyan Assembly, British Assemby, Brazilian Assembly, etc.  As the Bible teaches, the redeemed of earth will come from "every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people." Rev.14:6. And all will have stood faithful to Christ's Words, "But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." Matt.19:17.
       To meet the specific cultural needs of the different peoples of the world, a custom tailored witness is vital for successful evangelism.  While the message of Salvation through the Creator/Christ is universal in its scope, people's cultural affections vary greatly from land to land.  What can bring tears of joy to one group can actually harden the hearts of another.
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       Two reasons for the need of small church companies at this time in history:
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  2. Economic streamlining has become an essential factor in the closing work.  As America and other countries proceed in their place in Bible prophecy a structure of ministry must be in place to carry out the Savior's closing work on the minds and hearts of the people just at the time it is needed the most.  
       This efficient, low cost approach to the closing work will be lavished with GOD'S blessing.  Each of these small church companies will be given an eloquent, persuasive testimony by GOD: to share in the most privileged work on Earth: enlightening the world with His Glory: His redeeming love found in the truth, as the truth is in Jesus:" as Creator of heaven and earth; what He has done: as bearing the punishment for the sins of men; and what He is doing: interceding on behalf of His faithful children who are continuously accused of the devil; and what He will do: deliver His faithful children when He comes again. 
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