"The Immanuel" of Today
This question was addressed in a number of the published studies by Ben Roden, to the Davidians under Florence Houteff in the latter half of the 1950s. Since the Codes teach that "Christ Himself is also a type", we must regard the antitypical fulfillment of the "Immanuel" as a corporate body, "God with US", in a message and a movement, just after the conclusion of the Shepherd's Rod Ministry by Brother Houteff. I emphasize the words "just after", since the type clearly indicates this fact in our history, in the antitypical fulfillment of the Immanuel Movement, just after the Davidian Movement began to "decrease" in 1955. I encourage each Davidian to go to the Original Publications section, on this site, to read Ben Roden's comprehensive teaching of the Isaiah Confederacies and how to recognize the Immanuel for today.
No Davidian leader today will address the reasons for the extensive period to time since the passing of Brother Houteff, of five decades of the Living Spirit of Prophecy quiescent, supposedly, when in fact the typologies have been fulfilled in rapid succession and the Family Tree has long been completed, Root – Rod – Branch. There must be an Ensign (The Family Tree) for the Assyrian to be afraid of, as Brother Houteff clearly taught.
See Branch Studies in the Original Publications section, in the subsection – The Branch Message BLR
Signs and Wonders in Modern Israel – Part 1, beginning page 161.
Signs and Wonders in Modern Israel – Part 2, beginning page 169.
The Fall of Assyria and the Liberation of the Saints, beginning page 352.
Further underscoring the identity of the modern day Immanuel Movement, since the passing of Brother Roden in 1978, another major development of TIME and TYPE, was witnessed in The Branch, beginning with the Seven Year Prophecy, based upon the total seven year Ministry of Christ, before and after the Cross, in the type 3 ½ + 3 ½ years, fulfilled in antitype in The Branch Movement from 1977 to 1984. Lois Roden began teaching this very significant Seven Year prophetic antitype in 1978, soon after Ben Roden's passing. Not Ben Roden, nor even Lois Roden, could have foreseen the outcome of events at The Branch Headquarters, which astonished everyone, even Lois Roden, yet, the climactic fulfillment of the Immanuel Movement came to pass in The Branch Movement in the antitypical fulfillment of The Sign of Jonah in 1981, as taught by Lois Roden. Please bear in mind that in Christ's day, on earth, He came to bring "the Judgment for the Living", for His day, in the type, to begin to cleanse His people from sin and sinners, represented by the Fig Tree typology (Matt. 21:19). The Judgment for the Living, in verity, is the Messiah Type, that is, must be conducted by Someone with Divine Authority, "out of the common order of things" (TM300) in a message and a movement of today, NOT a fellow servant today. This Divine Authority has been the Head of the church, on earth, for the last 2000 years. Ellen White made a plea to the church leaders in 1901 to "let" this Divine Authority be "King" over the church rather than a hierarchical leadership structure of men since then.
Remember, the definition of those who are the "Born Again Christians", per Brother Houteff's statement in 2TG37:24, as seen in his day, are those (Davidians) who "keep the Feasts …. and march on to the Kingdom."
Symbolic Code, Vol. 12, No. 1:5
"…., it must be that not only Israel, Syria, and Assyria are types, but Christ Himself is also a type. We learned that Immanuel (meaning, "God with us") could represent only His true followers, the born-again Christians."
Is it not interesting that soon after the passing of the Shepherd's Rod messenger in 1955, that a (The) Branch Message and Movement began, three months later (Amos 4:7) from February 5, 1955 to sometime in April of the same year, symbolically speaking, it began to rain upon one city [Odessa, Texas, where Ben Roden lived, where he began receiving the first streams of light of the Branch Message] however, the early rain of truth had ceased in another city [Waco, Texas] the location of New and Old Mt. Carmel.
"And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest (Judgement of the Living) ; and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered." Amos 4:7