Who is the Synagogue of Satan?

“I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.” With God outward show weighs nothing. The outward forms of religion, without the love of God in the soul, are utterly worthless. S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, Page 958

Now, tell me, what church would of their own accord, ADMIT to being the fulfillment of the following two verses?

  1. Revelation 2:9
    I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
    Revelation 2:8-10 (in Context)Revelation 2 (Whole Chapter)
  2. Revelation 3:9
    Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
    Revelation 3:8-10 (in Context)Revelation 3 (Whole Chapter)
Which church today, has had much light, claims to be the remnant, yet rejects the warning of GOD's prophet and breaks the first three commandments of GOD? Therefore according to James 2:10 breaks all ten commandments.

Jesus says first of all that there is a group of people, who say they are Jews, but they are really the synagogue of Satan, they are the people of Satan, they are the church of Satan. This is quite startling. Here are people who say they are Christians, they say they are Jews, but Jesus says they are not. They are liars, who are really of the Synagogue of Satan. They are really Satan's people. He says that these people will come and worship before the feet of the Philadelphians.  

Ellen White speaks of this prophecy in Early Writings on page 15. Here is what she says.  “The 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious star containing Jesus' new name. At our happy, holy state the wicked were enraged, and would rush violently up to lay hands on us to thrust us into prison, when we would stretch forth the hand in the name of the Lord, and they would fall helpless to the ground. Then it was that the synagogue of Satan knew that God had loved us who could wash one another's feet and salute the brethren with a holy kiss, and they worshiped at our feet.” (Early Writings, p.15)  

Another reference of Ellen White's is found here: 
"took His place on the cloud which carried Him to the East, where it first appeared to the saints on earth—a small black cloud which was the sign of the Son of man. While the cloud was passing from the Holiest to the East, which took a number of days, the synagogue of Satan worshipped at the saint’s feet." 
Our Father Cares, Page 336

And again here: "And I saw a flaming cloud come where Jesus stood. Then Jesus ... took His place on the cloud which carried Him to the East, where it first appeared to the saints on earth—a small black cloud which was the sign of the Son of man. While the cloud was passing from the Holiest to the East, which took a number of days, the synagogue of Satan worshipped at the saints’ feet." Maranatha, Page 287

This is the same exact thing that Jesus says of Philadelphia. Ellen White says it happens to the 144,000. The synagogue of Satan comes and worships at the feet of the 144,000. The synagogue of Satan comes and worships at the feet of the Philadelphians. The Philadelphians and the 144,000 are the same people.  

So Philadelphia still exists today! And if we give it a little thought we should be able to see that this is logical and reasonable. The book of Revelation is not talking about human denominations, or physical or organizational structures, If there exists today, people who hold to the principles of Philadelphia, which are, brotherly love, and zeal for God's truth, can we say that Philadelphia has passed away? Absolutely not. One of the things that Jesus says about Philadelphia in Rev. 3:8, is this: “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it:” Philadelphia has an open door before it, but what is this open door? It is the door to the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary. It was to the Philadelphian church that the message of the atonement first came, the message concerning the experience that was available through Christ's ministration in the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary. There was an open door placed before Philadelphia. It was the door to the experience of perfection. That's what the open door means, the door to the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary, the door to the final ministration of Christ. It is Philadelphia who has this open door, and Jesus says No man can shut it. Philadelphia has that opportunity, and wherever there are Christians who believe in this ministration of Christ in the most holy place, there is still that open door before them, with that opportunity to become perfect through Christ. As long as there are people who believe this, Philadelphia cannot pass away.  

I want to suggest something else as well. There are still Christians in the world today who believe what those early Adventists believed. People who still believe these truths undiluted and unadulterated. They have not rejected the teachings of the pioneers. It is those who hold to those same beliefs, including what the pioneers believed about the nature of God and His identity, who are still a part of that Philadelphian church, that Philadelphian movement. Those, however who have embraced the Trinitarian doctrine and have rejected the beliefs of the Philadelphian pioneers concerning God's identity, are surely pressing farther and farther into the arms of something else, perhaps best characterized as Laodicea. The early Adventist church was characterized as Philadelphia, a church without fault. Surely those who have turned away from the beliefs of that church cannot be without fault.  

The True Remnant 

This teaching that Laodicea is God's last day church is a falsehood. The foundation of this false idea is the fact that Ellen White kept on saying since 1852, that the church was in the Laodicean state. If something negative is said about your behavior over and over again, you have a choice. You can either stop your negative behavior, or you can adjust your thinking to accept the name that you are being given. If I say to a pig, “you are a filthy creature,” then the pig could try to reform. He could try to change himself, but if he will not change, or if he doesn't want to change, then what he can do is convince himself that “filthy” is a good thing. When I say, “you are filthy,” the pig says, “yes, isn't it wonderful!” He comes to accept a bad name as meaning something good.  That is exactly what the S.D.A. church has done. Ellen White kept on saying that the church was in the Laodicean state, the church was lukewarm, the church was in a fallen state, and so the Adventist denomination could not get away from the fact that it represented the Laodicean state, because it was said so many times. But instead of changing, what the church did was to deceive itself into thinking that Laodicea was something good. It has now begun to teach that Laodicea is 

God's end-time true church is, in fact, not a denomination, but the people who continue to hold to the same faith, the same spirit and the same principles as the early Philadelphians. It is they who have an open door before them, and it is they who will finally be perfected. It is from among them that the 144,000 will be produced. These will be the people who enter the experience of the open door. Look at what it says in Rev. 3:10, speaking of these Philadelphians of course.  “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” (Rev 3:10)”  Popular SDA interpretation says that Philadelphia would be kept from the hour of temptation, because all the Philadelphians would die. The Philadelphian church would pass away, and in this way would be spared that great hour of temptation because they had kept the word of his patience. This of course indicates that it would be Laodicea, which would pass through, and be purified by the hour of temptation.  

However, in the phrase, “I . . .will keep thee. . . “ the word “keep” is translated from the Greek word “tereo” According to Strongs Greek dictionary (#5083), it means: “to guard from loss or injury, by keeping the eye upon.”  

This word and a similar idea also appears in John 17:15 where Jesus says,  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. (John 17:15)   

The word does not suggest being taken away. It suggests rather, being kept during the hour of temptation. This indicates that Philadelphia will be here during the time of trouble, and if Philadelphia is indeed the church of the 144,000, then this must be the meaning of the verse which states that Philadelphia will be kept from the hour of temptation. In Rev. 7:14, it says of the 144,000, “These are they who came out of great tribulation” or as it should have been translated, “These are they that came out of the great tribulation.” Philadelphia is kept during the hour of temptation, the 144,000 came out of the great tribulation. They are the same people.  

The 144,000 are the Bride of Christ also known as the New Jerusalem, the Mother of God's people. The Mother of Spiritual Israel. The Second Eve regenerated by the Spirit of God through Jesus Christ. 

God is choosing a virgin (obeys pure truth = Christ says I am the truth, and thy LAW is truth = so if we have Christ in us we have the law of God in us - written to our MINDS/words/thoughts/actions = not committing spiritual adultery with a third person of the false trinity intellectual idol) Bride for His Son from AMONG HIS OWN PEOPLE - during the "investigative judgement" From October 22, 1844 until probation closes for the House of God - which I believe could be as soon as January 10, 2016 based on Esther 2:16 and Revelation 13:5 - going into the "House Royal" means the loud cry goes forth with great power - the Bride of Christ is UNVEILED at this time for Christ's friends to "see" her beauty = the beauty of her character co-mingled with her husband's character. 

This is the procession that enters the Bridegroom's house (house royal = Esther 2:16) while the foolish virgins are gone to buy oil for their lamps! "So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign" Esther 2:16.


"When the DECREE (Sunday Law) goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. NOW is the time to prepare." T5, 216.1. 

"The two classes of watchers represent the two classes who profess to be waiting for their Lord. They are called virgins because they profess a pure faith" COL 406.3. 

"And at the commencement of the (little) time of trouble (Jesuit Pope Francis reigns for 42 months/1,260 literal days/3.5 years from March 19, 2013 which lasts for 3.5 years until Sept 19, 2016, to be cut short in righteousness)

Inline image 1WE ARE TO COME OUT OF ALL CHURCHES AND JOIN THE GLAD PROCESSION THAT IS ALREADY IN PROGRESS! It HAS been in progress since Oct 22, 1844! The procession into the Most Holy Place - the secret place of the Most High - Psalms 91:1, the MIND of Christ, the Huppa or chuppa, the Bridal chamber, the City of God, the New Jerusalem, the City of Light, Zion, Church Triumphant,   (Bible Study groups in our homes/meeting places) Come out and seek God's will for you! Seek His Righteousness - claim the blood of Jesus over your sins and the testimony of Jesus as your very own by FAITH. Get inside the body of Christ NOW by Faith! The truth about God and His Son will be a covering to you and your family during this little time of trouble 

(Little Time of Trouble: March 19, 2013 to Sept 19, 2016 cut short in Righteousness by 25 days like the Dark Ages comes to August 5th 2016. Aug 5, 2016 I believe may very well be the date the time of Jacobs trouble starts - the 7 last plagues - then at the beginning of the 7th plague, God Himself gives the day and hour of Christ's coming and the covenant to His People - all 144,000 are raised back to life (Those who have been faithful in giving a living example (a sermon in shoes) the Three Angels Messages and kept the 7th day Sabbath from Oct 22, 1844 until probation closed for God's People - I believe it could be Jan 10, 2016 per Esther 2:16
"The graves were opened, and those who had died in faith under the third angel's message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that God was to make with those who had kept His law.Early Writings, p. 285.1)

 at the beginning of the 7th plague along with those also who pierced Jesus and Jesus worst enemies - so they can see Him coming in the clouds of Heaven as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords). The Ten Commandments are going to be a ring of fire of protection around you.

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"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Rev 18:4 

"And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him." Matthew 25:6

Link: Behold! The Bridegroom comes! Go ye OUT to MEET Him! God is choosing a Bride for His Son from among His own Adventist people during the "Investigative Judgement"! From Oct 22, 1844 until Probation closes for the House of God. The Judgement of the Dead, and the Judgement of the living... the Judgement of the living started 9/11/2001?

Open Link to a picture I've made about this topic - a picture is worth a thousand words:

"A multitude of voices were heard crying: “Let us depart hence.” The Great Controversy, p. 29.3

"HER" "The woman is a symbol of the church (His People who obey & follow Jesus wheresoever He goeth), and the remnant of the church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent."  Spiritual Gifts, Volume 3, p. 26.2

• Woman, Pure = True Church Jeremiah 6:2; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23-27
• Woman, Corrupt = Apostate church Ezk. 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hos. 2:5; 3:1; Rev. 14:4
• Harlot = Apostate church/religion Isaiah 1:21-27; Jeremiah 3:1-3; 6-9

Revelation 3:4; "which have not defiled their garments (characters/minds/choices). .... virgins-spiritually (Mt 25:1); in contrast to the apostate Church, Babylon=false doctrines (Re 14:8), spiritually "a harlot" .

Galatians 4:16 "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"

"The two classes of watchers represent the two classes who profess to be waiting for their Lord. They are called virgins because they profess a pure faith" COL 406.3. 

The investigative judgement is similar to Queen Esther being chosen from among the "Adventist" virgin candidates by the King as a Bride. Those who are not chosen from this virgin group by God Himself to be a Bride for His Son (part of the 144,000) after they go in before King Jesus, go into the SECOND HOUSE only to come in before the King IF they are called specifically by NAME. 

"In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which kept the concubines: she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by nameEsther 2:14.

Esther 2:13
And this is how she would go to the king: Anything she wanted was given her to take with her from the harem to the king's palace.

Just as Christ will give us anything we ask for today to input His Character, His Thoughts, His Feelings, His WORDS - by claiming precious Bible verse promises that we ARE to claim today per 2 Peter 1:4, James 3:2, Luke 21:15, Jude 24, Zech 3:4 etc... 

"The plain evidence given to the Word is the evidence that we are to present. The words that God has given, it is safe for us to speak to the opposing forces. “It is written” was the only weapon the Christ used in his contest with Satan" RH May 3, 1906, par. 9.

we get to take anything we want from the special place prepared for us to go in before the King - to stand Holy in the sight of a Holy God without a mediator - when Jesus stands up and says "It is Finished".

Esther 2:15
When the turn came for Esther (the young woman Mordecai had adopted, the daughter of his uncle Abihail) to go to the king, she asked for NOTHING other than what Hegai, the king's eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested. And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her.

We also should NOT covet - the 10th commandment - we do not need anything else (spouse/houses/children/things) and cannot take anything else to Heaven with us - except the character we have formed here during probation - during the investigative judgement when God is inspecting the virgins who profess pure truth to see who He will chose as a Bride for His Son from AMONG HIS OWN PEOPLE. Spiritually begotten - truth living/practiced in their daily choices - doing the will of God moment by moment.

Esther 2:17
Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti (Vashti represents Adventists who have rejected and refused to give the great truths that were given to them - refused to show their beauty at the King's command - just like Vashti refused to show her beauty to the 120 Princes of the Providences of the land - 501c3 Adventist members refuse to show their beauty of the truths given to them in 1844 to the Princes of the land at the loud cry - which goes forth in greater power at the legislation of the Sunday Law - and is when the 144,000 Bride of Christ is unveiled - 501c3 Adventist members realize at that time, that they are lost - eternally lost - and come and bow at the feet (Rev 3:9 and see the story of Joseph and his brothers bowing) of the true God believers who are exhibiting the character of Christ amid the apostasy.... ).

Isaiah 43:4
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.

Isaiah 45:14
This is what the LORD says: "The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush, and those tall Sabeans-- they will come over to you and will be yours; they will trudge behind you, coming over to you in chains. They will bow down before you and plead with you, saying, 'Surely God is with you, and there is no other; there is no other god.'"

Isaiah 49:23
Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed."

Isaiah 60:14
The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

John 17:23
I in them and you in me--so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

Revelation 2:9
I know your afflictions and your poverty--yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

"The two expressions human and divine were, in Christ, closely and inseparably one, and yet they had a distinct individuality."  {ST, May 10, 1899 par. 11}

"The nature of God, whose law had been transgressed, and the nature of Adam, the transgressor, meet in Jesus--the Son of God and the Son of man..."  {17MR 338.1}   

Pentecost repeated in the Loud Cry of the Third Angels message! The Law of God practiced in the daily choices, constraining their thoughts, words and actions. The day when Christ returned to His children on earth in spiritual form as the Holy Spirit who would now live within them as their Comforter. We are not complete in our heavenly Father, until we receive His Spirit which is holy. "Holy" means the "Presence" of God: which simply means to be in constant agreement with God. Pentecost is when our Saviour and Comforter who was physically manifest on earth in human form would now be with us in His spiritual manifestation as our Comforter. 

Great emphasis was placed on the two natures of man by the first Christians.   At Genesis 2:7, the Wycliffe Commentary writes: “Man's body was fashioned from the dust of the ground, while his spirit came from the very ‘breath’ of God. He is literally a creature of two worlds; both earth and heaven can claim him”. This is what makes a soul: BODY + BREATH=Soul. Body with no breath in it = no soul. Dead waiting for judgement day. Breath goes back to God, body goes back to Dust.


It is your Creator who has poured out to you all heaven in one wondrous gift,—His only-begotten Son...." Counsels on Stewardship, p. 46.2 

Who are the 144,000? Here are several of my own personal study pages on this topic:

The Synagogue of Satan 

Let us examine just one more piece of evidence from “The writings of Ellen White”. We saw on page 15 of Early Writings, where Ellen White said that it is the 144,000 who will have the synagogue of Satan worship at their feet. Rev. 3:9 says that they will worship at the feet of the Philadelphians. In A Word To The Little Flock Ellen White wrote to brother Eli Curtis, who had suggested that the synagogue of Satan, who bows at the saints' feet would eventually be saved. She says,  “You think, that those who worship before the saint's feet, (Rev. 3:9), will at last be saved. Here I must differ with you; for God shewed me that this class were professed Adventists, who had fallen away, and "crucified to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame." And in the "hour of temptation," which is yet to come, to show out every one's true character, they will know 
that they are forever lost; and overwhelmed with anguish of spirit, they will bow at the saint's feet.” (Word to the Little Flock, p.12)  

There are some striking, powerful points in this little passage. First of all, she says that these people represent professed Adventists. Now as we can see, this applies to the hour of temptation, the final great test which is yet to come. Future in the days of Ellen White, future in our days, an hour of temptation, which will try the whole world. It is not here yet, although it is almost upon us. Ellen White applies this prophecy of the Philadelphian Church to that time, and says that these people who worship at the saints' feet, are professed Adventists.  

Clearly, in our day, there is only one group of people that would be referred to as Adventists. In the days of Ellen White, sometimes you had first day Adventists, and people who came out of the Advent movement, but in our day, it has come down to Seventh-day Adventists. 

She says that these are professed Adventists. What is interesting is the fact that Jesus says, They say they are Jews and are not.” Here is a most remarkable statement, because this is exactly the way the average denominational Seventh-day Adventist behaves. They are fond of saying, “We are God's remnant people.” This could be almost directly a quotation from the Jews. They believed they were God's people. “We are Abraham's seed,” was one of their favorite phrases. There is hardly anybody else in the world who has that sense of exclusiveness, that sense of being God's special chosen people, as much as Seventh-day Adventists. The two statements previously quoted from the Review illustrate this point quite well.  

They say they are Jews, but Jesus says they are not, but they do lie, and it is remarkable how He identifies them. They are really the synagogue of Satan. Those are such dreadful words, that we should fear to speak them if the Lord Himself had not said them. Is this how God really regards many professed Adventists? We had better be very careful to be sure that we are on God's side.  

"The only hope of any man lies through Jesus Christ. . . . The pure and holy garments are not prepared to be put on by any one AFTER he has entered the gate of the city. All who enter will have on the robe of Christ's righteousness, and the NAME OF GOD will be seen in their foreheads. THIS NAME IS THE SYMBOL which the apostle saw in vision, and signifies the yielding of the mind to intelligent and loyal obedience to all of God's commandments."  {Sons and Daughters p. 370.2}

"Unless the name of God is written in your forehead,-- written there BECAUSE GOD IS THE CENTER OF YOUR THOUGHTS,--you will not be meet for the inheritance in light." {Counsels on Stewardship p. 46.2}

Letter 98, June 19, 1901, (see also 7ABC 406; CDF 272-73, 352):

     We need to be wide awake, that we may distinguish between the true and the false. Movements will be made by religious organizations which, though apparently designed to benefit the world, are not in accordance with God's mind. In these movements we are to take no part. Many will give them their sympathy, thereby becoming entangled....

     Many will agree to half-concealed plans and will find themselves working on the enemy's side. The Lord desires His servants to be wise in regard to the working of the enemy, to know when to speak and when to keep silent....In all that we do or say we are to be guided by the inspired Record. "Thus saith the Lord" is to be our rule of action. That which God forbids we are not to endorse. The instruction of His word is to be brought into every transaction of life....

     The Lord desires those who take part in His work to be men of spiritual understanding, sensible men, who will follow his way and make known His will. Their voices are to be heard amid the din and confusion of unconsecration. Those in the synagogue of Satan will profess to be converted and, unless God's servants have keen eyesight, they will not discern the working of the power of darkness."

"Satan, Imparts Scientific Knowledge—In the synagogue of Satan, he brings under his scepter, and into his councils, those agents whom he can use to promote his worship. It is not a strange matter to find a species of refinement, and a manifestation of intellectual greatness in the lives and characters of those who are inspired by fallen angels. Satan can impart scientific knowledge, and give men chapters upon philosophy (a head knowledge instead of practicing truth - indifferent to obeying Christ). He is conversant with history and versed in worldly wisdom.—Undated Ms 66." Manuscript Releases Volume Three [Nos. 162-209], Page 355

See more of exactly what Ellen White had to say about the Synagogue of Satan right here.