The Last Countdown

The flooding of Europe with refugees has become a situation so divisive that it has been questioned whether this will mark “the downfall of the European Union.”[1] The refugees are not poor, docile victims. The majority of them are young men from Syria who have demonstrated their intent to storm Europe by force, which means they are actually better described as an unorganized army than as refugees or immigrants. Furthermore, they are coming primarily from Syria, the home of the ISIS headquarters.

Is it not strange? Does it not sound like a barbaric plan to take advantage of Western compassion (or even basic morality) just to turn around and execute their jihad?[2]

The 200 Million Man Army

In fact, this is a big part of the sixth trumpet of Revelation, where an unheard-of 200 million man army is foretold:

And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. (Revelation 9:16)

To put that in perspective, the largest army in the world is 1% of that size, and all the armies of the world combined are still only 10% of that size! No nation could afford the cost and infrastructure of a 200 million man army, but radical Islam fits the bill perfectly:

200 million man army

The percentage of Muslims who are Islamists is hotly debated, and there is no single way to measure it. But when the dust settles, the number of Muslims who approve of the use of violence against innocent civilians to establish Islamic law appears to be at least 10-15% worldwide . . .

These are people who believe in jihad—not the peaceful spiritual journey non-Muslims are led to believe the Koran promotes, but the physical attack of those who do not worship Allah, and the forcible takeover of non-Muslim governments. These things are commanded in the Koran:

Muslim (1:33) – “...the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.”

Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”[3]

The author of the above research goes on to calculate how many of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world are “committed to a literal, violent jihad” based on the 10-15%: it is 160 to 240 million—an estimated range that centers right on the 200 million figure of Bible prophecy! John the Revelator heard the number of the army, and now you have heard it too.

A very appropriate illustration is also given in that article:

ISIS and the Fire-Ant Strategy

To understand how something as statistically small as ISIS could have a measurable impact on the world, we can look to another little guy that packs a big punch: the fire-ant.

Most of the time, a bite from an ant is little more than an annoyance. This is because an individual ant can’t inflict that much damage. Even if you happen to step into a nest of biting ants, you are quickly alerted to your mistake by the first sting or two, at which time you promptly:

Brush the other ants off of you, and

Move out of harm’s way.

Fire-ants, however, are unique in their battle strategy. They swarm their victim, often covering an entire leg or arm before it knows what’s happening. Then, with each little ant in place, a signal goes out: bite.

And they do, all at once, enabling them to take down prey thousands of times their size. Any human who has suffered an attack from a fire-ant swarm will tell you that it’s no laughing matter.

This is the strategy of ISIS, and of the spirit of jihad. This is why the size of ISIS itself doesn’t matter. What is prophesied to be “unbound” from the river Euphrates (the home of ISIS) is a strong spiritual force— four angels released to kill, kill, kill. It is this common spirit that will stir up, inspire, and drive the 200 million man army.

In short, the force of ISIS is inspiration— inspiring terror in their enemies; murder and hate in their supporters...and doing it all with the simplicity of a message. A single message to kill...[4]

We will tell you later in this article exactly what that message is, and when the killing will begin.

The Fall of Troy

The 200 million man army of the sixth trumpet is described as an army of horsemen:

And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. (Revelation 9:17)

Historically, many Protestants saw the sixth trumpet prophecy fulfilled by the Turks near the end of the Medieval Period. It is important to understand past applications of the prophecy, because they provide a basis upon which we can build an accurate modern interpretation. Josiah Litch, who is remembered for accurately predicting the fall of the Ottoman Empire based on the sixth trumpet of Revelation, identified the four angels who were loosened from the Euphrates as follows:

They refer to the four nations of the Seljukan Turks of which the Ottoman empire was composed, located near the river Euphrates, at Aleppo, Iconium, Damascus and Bagdat.[5]

In the same vein, the SDA Bible Commentary remarks on the description of the horses as follows:

Fire and smoke and brimstone. The same things that appeared to clothe the cavalrymen also come forth from the mouths of their horses. . . Expositors who identify the sixth trumpet with the ravages of the Ottoman Turks see in the “fire and smoke and brimstone” a reference to the use of gunpowder and firearms, introduced about this time. They point out that the discharge of a musket by a mounted cavalryman could make it appear from a distance as if fire were coming out of the horse’s mouth.[6]

The Trojan HorseThe description of the horses was interpreted as an illustration of the method of the Turks’ warfare. We should follow that line of thinking in the modern context as well. Horses have not been used in cavalry charges since the introduction of the machine gun, but that does not mean the prophecy has lost its relevance. The word of God is alive and in force, and therefore we must understand the use of horses in this prophecy as symbolic of the method of attack that will occur in our day. It will not be a literal cavalry charge, but it must have something to do with horses and Turks.

What could the horse have to do with the present influx of refugees threatening to bring down the European Union? Remember the fall of the ancient city of Troy! It involved a great horse, and archaeologists generally agree that ancient Troy was located in what is now modern-day Turkey. Thus the historical interpretation of this prophecy provided the clues we needed: it’s about the horse connected with the Turks.

After years of besieging the city of Troy, the Greeks decided to change their tactics. They built a large wooden horse, an animal sacred to the Trojans, and left it to the city of Troy with the following inscription:

The Greeks dedicate this thank-offering to Athena for their return home.[148] [7]

In essence, the Greeks pretended to be leaving the war, thankful for its end, much like the current refugees are purported to be fleeing from war and seeking a home of rest.

However, the Greeks had hidden their best warriors inside the hollow horse, much like the militant spirit of violent Islam is hidden in the hearts of many of Europe’s newcomers. They might not even realize it, but it is part of their programming. The refugees themselves are Trojan Horses which outwardly claim to represent a departure from the scene of war, but inside they are militants ready to take down the nations that are welcoming them.

Interestingly, there was a sharp division in the city of Troy regarding what to do with the horse:

Some thought they ought to hurl it down from the rocks, others thought they should burn it, while others said they ought to dedicate it to Athena.[152][153] [8]

That is reflected in the sharp polarization of Europe regarding how to handle the refugees! Well, you know how the ancient story turned out, and in this article you will also learn how the refugee crisis will turn out... and when.

Covetousness

Christian compassion and tolerance has a way of making decent people feel obligated to do good things for people who positively don’t deserve it. For example, one might reason: “What if I were fleeing from a war-torn country? If I follow the golden rule of doing to others as I would want them to do to me, then shouldn’t I help a refugee?”

Certainly it depends on the individual! The fallacy in unconditional compassion is in thinking that the refugees are all basically decent people like yourself. The reality is that the majority of them are people who disregard the most basic law of God, the Ten Commandments, which ends with the following:

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (Exodus 20:17)

The refugees and their supporters are demanding homes for them.[9] If you open your doors to comply with a demand, it is no longer an act of goodwill on your part, nor is there appreciation on the part of the one who is making the demand. It is the blatant sin of coveting “thy neighbor’s house” and even borderlines on stealing.

Are you aware that refugees are also raping girls and women, from the native population as well as from the refugee populations within the camps?[10] There are wrongs on so many levels, including coveting “thy neighbor’s wife.” What else are the refugees coveting? Services? Jobs? Transportation? Personal goods?

Would you storm your neighbor’s home and take your neighbor’s things by force? I hope not! But that is what makes the difference between innocent refugees and Islamic jihadists! Furthermore, those who defend covetousness and make legal provision for others to take what is not theirs are working directly against God’s law. Some people who do that appear to be very good Christians on the outside, with very white clothes, but that does not change the fact that they are acting against God and His Law. We are standing on the threshold of the wrath of God as described in the seven last plagues of Revelation, and this is no time to be wavering in regard to God’s law!

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (2 John 1:9-11)

ISLAM IS NOT THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST!!!

Another Approach

While the story of the Trojan Horse is relevant through the Islamic connection, there is another piece of history that is relevant through the papal connection. Isn’t it interesting who is encouraging open doors to the refugees? Do you find it even slightly odd that Pope Francis is also welcoming a refugee family? Do you sense the Jesuit intrigue? What we are seeing today is a repeat of the Piedmont Easter of the Waldensians. Pope Francis even brought that topic to the forefront of the attention when he apologized to the Waldensians earlier this year.

Two sides of the same coinAs it happened in history,

By mid-April [1655], when it became clear that the Duke’s efforts to force the Vaudois [Waldensians] to conform to Catholicism had failed, he tried another approach. Under the guise of false reports of Vaudois uprisings, the Duke sent troops into the upper valleys to quell the local populace. He required that the local populace quarter the troops in their homes, which the local populace complied with. But the quartering order was a ruse to allow the troops easy access to the populace. On 24 April 1655, at 4 a.m., the signal was given for a general massacre.

The Catholic forces did not simply slaughter the inhabitants. They are reported to have unleashed an unprovoked campaign of looting, rape, torture, and murder. . .[11]

Do you see the parallel? By his influential example, Pope Francis urges the local populations of Europe to accommodate the refugee militia in their homes, AGAINST THE TEACHING OF 2 JOHN 1:9-11 (ABOVE), and generally they have been complying—willingly or not. That is just like what the Duke of Savoy did on behalf of Catholicism 360 years ago, and now we’ve come full circle. He might have apologized with his lips, but with his actions he is doing the very same thing that was done back then! Actions speak louder than words!

Don’t you see that Islam is the other side of Catholicism? One wears white, the other wears black—but both are part of the same yin-yang. If you have not done so already, please educate yourself on the Vatican origin of the Islamic religion by watching this video: The Islamic Connection (1.5 hours).

On a specific date at a specific time, a signal was given for a “general massacre.” That corresponds to the sixth trumpet, which deals with the specific hour, month, day and year for to slay:

And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:15)

The army is taking up residence in Europe’s spare room, and they have already shown that they are capable of looting, rape and other crimes. They are already prepared by their religion to accomplish a general massacre. They are only waiting for the signal... but what will be the signal, and when?

Know Your Foe

The 200 million man army of violent Islamists, as noted earlier, get their license to do violence directly from the Quran. To understand what is going on, we need to gain a little bit of familiarity with the Islamic religion and its main sects. The following quote of the so-called “sword verse” from the Quran was included above, but I quote it again from Wikipedia, which gives two different translations:

Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of the Glorious Koran (1930)

“Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful”

Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur’an (1934)

“But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.”[12]

The key to understanding the trigger event for the coming massacre is in the “sacred” or “forbidden” months. If you search for the “sacred months of Islam” using Google, it offers the following answer taken from Wikipedia’s article on the Islamic calendar:

Four of the twelve Hijri months are considered sacred: Rajab (7), and the three consecutive months of Dhu al-Qa’dah (11), Dhu al-Hijjah (12) and Muharram (1). So called because battle and all kind of fighting is forbidden (haram) during this month. Muharram includes the Day of Ashura.[13]

Islamic months of 2015At first glance, one can already infer that the “sacred months” must refer to the 11th, 12th, and 1st months of the year, because they are consecutive. That seems to be confirmed by the alternate translation of “forbidden months,” which includes a reference to the 1st month (the last in the sequence), Muharram, which is so named because fighting is forbidden. Furthermore, we are even given a little hint that there is a special day within the month of Muharram that stands out: the Day of Ashura.

It is one thing to read the Quran text which says to fight after the months are past, and it is another thing to understand how the text is applied in Islamic culture by different groups.

Sunni and Shia Islam are the two major denominations of Islam. The demographic breakdown between the two denominations is difficult to assess and varies by source, but a good approximation is that 85–90% of the world’s Muslims are Sunni and 10-15% are Shia.

The historic background of the Sunni–Shia split lies in the schism that occurred when the Islamic prophet Muhammad died in the year 632, leading to a dispute over succession to Muhammad as a caliph of the Islamic community spread across various parts of the world, which led to the Battle of Siffin. The dispute intensified greatly after the Battle of Karbala, in which Hussein ibn Ali and his household were killed by the ruling Umayyad Caliph Yazid I, and the outcry for revenge divided the early Islamic community.[14]

As it turns out, the Day of Ashura is precisely the holiday on which Shias remember the death of Hussein ibn Ali to express their “outcry for revenge.” One way in which they do so is by cutting themselves[15] like the prophets of Baal to show their devotion and how ready they would be to defend Hussein, if only they had been on that historic scene to do so.

These religious customs show solidarity with Husayn and his family. Through them, people mourn Husayn’s death and regret the fact that they were not present at the battle to fight and save Husayn and his family.[16]

On the other side, Sunnis regard the very same day as a day of fasting “to commemorate the day when Moses and his followers were saved from Pharaoh by Allah by creating a path in the Red Sea.” Thus, Sunnis celebrate freedom from evil and oppression on that very same day, but since they view the day in a different light, it is a recipe for conflict.

In the same Wikipedia article about the Day of Ashura, an entire section is included to list incidents of “Violence during Ashura” in past years. In other words, the practical reality of the Quran text is to slay on the Day of Ashura. They do not wait for the whole month to end.

Do you understand how significant this is in the context of the refugee crisis? The West is already viewed by Islamists as degraded and immoral, and worthy of death. The holiday itself is the source of ignition for massacre, and it matters not whether Sunnis and Shias fight each other, or whether Islamists of both sides fight what they perceive as the immoral West. Both sides have been training for the big massacre for generations, and they are well programmed to carry it out. Europe has brought fire into its bosom! (But it’s not only Europe...)

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? (Proverbs 6:27)

Priests of BaalThe True Meaning of Ashura

The Bible lists devil worship as the first sin associated with the sixth trumpet:

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Revelation 9:20-21)

“Asuras” are demons in the ancient Sanskrit writings:

Monier-Williams traces the etymological roots of Asura (असुर) to Asu (असु), which means life of the spiritual world or departed spirits. In the oldest verses of the Samhita layer of Vedic texts, the Asuras are any spiritual, divine beings including those with good or bad intentions, and constructive or destructive inclinations or nature. In later verses of the Samhita layer of Vedic texts, Monier Williams states the Asuras are “evil spirits, demon and opponent of the gods”. Asuras connote the chaos-creating evil, in Hindu mythology about the battle between good and evil. [17]

These ancient Sanskrit roots of the word Asura that have been preserved in northwestern India have been correlated to cultures as far northwest as Scandinavia:

Asura...may be related to proto-Uralic and proto-Norse history. The Aesir-Asura correspondence is the relation between Asura of Vedic Sanskrit to Æsir, an Old Norse that is – old German and Scandinavian – word, and *asera or *asira of proto-Uralic languages all of which mean “lord, powerful spirit, god.”[18]

The point to digest here is that the meaning of the word reaches back to ancient cultures that existed before Islam, and spanned the entire European continent. What Muslims worship on the Day of Ashura was in fact a well-known god in ancient cultures:

...The god Asura was called the Bull who gave birth to the rest of the creation. As a solar divinity, he was associated with the disc of the sun and a bird which crossed the sky every day. The symbol of (Ass.) Ashura is the winged solar disc, a synthesis of the two symbols...[19]

The god Asura was none other than the sun god! Again, you can see that Islam and Catholicism are two sides of the same coin, and as the sixth trumpet says, they worship demons—and even the chief of the demons, Satan himself: Lucifer, the sun god.

When Is the Day of Ashura?

The word ashura has come to mean ten or tenth in the Arabic language.[20] The Day of Ashura falls on the tenth day of the first month (Muharram), which is why it is commonly said that the Day of Ashura derives its name from the fact that it comes on the tenth day of the month. Last year, the Day of Ashura was on November 4, 2014.

Interestingly, the Sunnis also refer to it as the Day of Atonement, which is the same name given to the tenth day of—by contrast—the seventh month on the biblical calendar. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar with the first day of each month beginning when the first visible crescent of the moon is sighted at sunset. In that respect, it is like the original calendar of God. Unlike God’s calendar, however, the Islamic calendar has no intercalary months to keep it from drifting through the seasons, year after year. That means the first Islamic month (Muharram) could coincide with the seventh Hebrew month (Tishri) a couple of times every 30 years or so, and in those rare instances, the Day of Ashura on the Islamic calendar would fall on the very same day as the Day of Atonement on God’s calendar.

Islamic Muharram, 2015That is significant because the Day of Atonement represents “Judgment Day” for Israel, and it emphasizes the fact that God often uses the enemies of His people to execute His judgments upon them and turn them back to Him. We mustn’t forget, however, that it is more about spiritual Israel and its enemies, and less about the literal modern political state of Israel, even if Israel plays a role. In any case, however, it would be a rare and important sign if the Islamic day of Ashura were to fall on the biblical Day of Atonement.

Compounding the unlikely probability that the two calendars would coincide, Islamists have another element to the signal for the Great Jihad. We quote from a voice which is considered infallible by Shias:

Abu Jafar Muhammad-ibn-Ali who said: “Mahdi shall emerge on the day of ‘Ashura’ (and that is the day when Hussein-ibn-Ali will be martyred perhaps on Saturday the tenth of Muharram) between ‘rukn’ and ‘maqam’ and on his right will be Gibra’eel and on his left Micha’eel. Allah will gather his Shias around him from everywhere and the earth shall roll up for them.”[21]

For Ashura to fall on a Saturday and in the seventh Hebrew month, we have to multiply the probability of about 2 times in 30 years by another probability of 1 day in 7, which is roughly a 1% chance that any given year would match!

Many people have (had) their eyes on the Day of Atonement this year, but by the time you read this, it probably will have passed by with no surprises, or so it might seem. And besides that, it was not a Saturday. What you must recognize is that God has a backup plan built into His calendar, which allows the holy days to be observed one month late in case of special emergencies. Normally, Passover was held on the fourteenth day of the first month, but certain exceptions (which we will examine later) required its observance to be delayed:

The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it [the Passover], and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. (Numbers 9:11)

That very provision was exercised by King Hezekiah, when he led a reformation in Judah:

Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 30:15)

It piques our interest when YouTubers with significant followings like Sister Barbara (godshealer7) suddenly announce a delay in the expected September 23, Day of Atonement events, and associate it with Hezekiah. Part of their confusion is simply not understanding how God’s calendar works—that the months begin on the first visible crescent as sighted from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, with the moon above 8 degrees from the horizon to account for the even mountain range that limits the sighting possibilities from that location. Luckily for those of us who don’t live anywhere near the temple mount, there are tools (such as Accurate Times) which allow us to calculate the crescent visibility. In that way, we’ve known for a long time that the popular September 23 date for the Day of Atonement was two days too early. That is one point of confusion for many—when to start the month. (God’s calendar is explored in detail in our two-part article entitled Full Moon at Geth­se­ma­ne.)

The other point of confusion is when to start the year. The first day of the first month must be on or after the spring equinox, and the barley must be mature enough. Karaite Jews recognize the scriptural requirement of barley maturity, and they check it to determine if the calendar should be delayed one month or not.

Thus, a one-month backup plan exists in two forms:

  1. God might delay the entire year by one month with late barley, or

  2. An emergency on man’s part might justify a delay, as in the case of Hezekiah.

In 2015, the barley was not delayed. That means God is ready, but there must be an emergency on man’s part that has warranted the delay of one month. The Bible gives two main example scenarios for delaying the observance of the feasts, which are the context of the two verses quoted above.

  1. In the book of Numbers, the scenario is that a person is unclean for touching a corpse.

  2. In the 2nd book of Chronicles, the scenario is a spiritual crisis and needed reformation.

Following the calendrical rules, the first crescent for the next month should be visible on Wednesday night, October 14. That marks the beginning of the first day of the month, which means the tenth day of the month—the delayed Day of Atonement and also the Day of Ashura—would be

Saturday, October 24, 2015

It exactly fulfils the jihad trigger conditions of being a Sabbath, and the Day of Ashura, and falling on the Day of Atonement. That surely isn’t the result of just 1% pure chance!

Some sources say that the Day of Ashura will fall on October 23, 2015, a day earlier. To understand why, you have to understand that Muslims do not regard Jerusalem as the designated location for sighting (or calculating the visibility of) the first crescent. For them, it is every man for himself. Wherever they are, they sight the moon locally and carry on accordingly. That results in differences by location as to when the month should begin, and when the holy days should be observed.

Careful sources list different dates for Ashura for different locations, depending on the crescent visibility for each location. Only in eastern countries, the holiday will begin on Friday, October 23. In western countries like much of Europe and definitely the Americas, it falls on October 24. Keep in mind also that Muhammad is said to have designated two days for the holiday (in order to show that they are more pious than the Jews) so either way, the big day must be the prophesied Saturday, which is a High Sabbath on God’s calendar because it is the Day of Atonement as well as the seventh-day Sabbath!

This shows the importance of the biblical seventh-day Sabbath of the fourth commandment, as well as the annual holy days, for their prophetic meaning. The only direct reference to a High Sabbath in all of scripture was on the most important date to all Christians:

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation [Friday, May 25, a.d. 31], that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day [Saturday], (for that sabbath day was an high day [both a weekly Sabbath and an annual holy day],) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. (John 19:31)

That verse confirms the historical veracity of Christ’s death by providing the evidence necessary to establish with certainty the calendar date on which it happened, and in so doing it has unlocked the future by placing great importance on High Sabbaths as signs or omens.[22] You can follow that lead like we did, by reading the Vessel of Time to see the great significance that the High Sabbaths have today. The last High Sabbath and the culminating point of that study is the very High Sabbath of October 24, 2015.

That time is not far away...when God will use the enemies of His people to execute His judgments.

The Fire-Ant Signal: “Bite and Kill!”

What will happen when the 200 million man army of swarming fire ants in Europe and around the world act on their signal to bite? What will that signal be?

The Vatican plans their activities (secretly or not) one year in advance. That allows them to rehearse future events according to an accurate sun-schedule (since they are sun worshippers at the core). Again, please inform yourself if you are not yet aware that Islam is a creation of the Vatican and an extension of Catholicism. What do you suppose they were planning one year before the coming Day of Ashura?

Liberation of Jurf Al Sakhar, codenamed Operation Ashura (Arabic: عملية عاشوراء‎), was a two-day military operation by Iraqi government forces and Iranian-backed Shia militia beginning on 24 October 2014, aimed at retaking the strategic city of Jurf Al Sakhar near Baghdad from ISIL.[4][5] The operation was mainly aimed at preventing ISIS militants from reaching the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, where ISIS threatened to carry out attacks against the millions of Shia visitors commemorating the Day of Ashura.[23]

Now keep in mind that in 2014, the Day of Ashura was not on October 24. That date had to be picked with 2015 in mind! The trigger has been pulled! ISIS is already primed with cause to retaliate! Notice again that it was a two-day operation. It is likely that events on October 24, 2015 will trigger violence the following day—not against Shias only, but also against interfering government forces and generally against everyone whom they hate: which includes you, just because you are a Christian.

Are you prepared for the plagues that will come through ISIS? You heard that right: the horses of the sixth trumpet bring plagues. Three things are mentioned as the means by which this army kills its victims:

And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire [1] and smoke [2] and brimstone [3]. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire [1], and by the smoke [2], and by the brimstone [3], which issued out of their mouths. (Revelation 9:17-18)

In the following verses, we are told that those three means of killing are actually plagues:

For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues [the three means of killing are called “plagues”] yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they [there will be no repentance] of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Revelation 9:19-21)

As you can see, the verses indicate that the killing of the sixth trumpet takes place by three things which are said to be “plagues” and it is noted beforehand that there is no repentance. Which plagues are these? We should look for three plagues that are especially grouped together and associated with the killing of God’s people...

And the first went, and poured out his vial [1] upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. And the second angel poured out his vial [2] upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. And the third angel poured out his vial [3] upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets [killing of God’s people], and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. (Revelation 16:2-7)

There it is... This shows us that the decision to kill God’s people will happen at the third plague. This is the “death decree” as Seventh-day Adventists know it, as Ellen White also stated:

The Third Plague

I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus’ work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues. These plagues enraged the wicked against the righteous; they thought that we had brought the judgments of God upon them and that if they could rid the earth of us the plagues would then be stayed. A decree went forth to slay the saints, which caused them to cry day and night for deliverance.—Early Writings, 36, 37 (1851). {LDE 245.1}

And “the rivers and fountains of waters ... became blood.” Terrible as these inflictions are, God’s justice stands fully vindicated. The angel of God declares: “Thou art righteous, O Lord, ... because Thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy” (Revelation 16:2-6) [3rd plague]. By condemning the people of God to death, they have as truly incurred the guilt of their blood as if it had been shed by their hands.—The Great Controversy, 628 (1911). {LDE 245.2}

This is heavy stuff. Will you be among those saints who will have the death sentence hanging over their head, or among those unrepentant who are guilty thereof? Your decision needs to be made today, because once the plagues begin the day after Sabbath, October 24, 2015, it will be too late to change! In fact, the proverbial ark door necessarily closes seven days earlier, at sunset on October 17—which is imminently near! It’s high time to get ready!

Not only do we know when the saints will face the death decree, but we also know now that the first three plagues are caused by the army of the sixth trumpet—the refugee army. Ever since the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, many have recognized nuclear war as the most likely end-of-the-world scenario. In fact, that is what has driven the United Nations since its inception on October 24, exactly 70 years ago. We have often wondered if the fire from heaven of Revelation 13 would turn out to be just that—a nuclear holocaust.

Keep in mind that the plagues described in the Bible are the effects of the happenings, not the happenings themselves. They are the consequences that will follow the unheeded warnings of the trumpets. That is why the first plague describes a “noisome and grievous sore” or ulcer. That is an effect of atomic bombs or whatever might be unleashed.

We always have to be careful about seeing “judgments of God” (especially the plagues) as strictly supernatural, because God often uses human agencies to accomplish His judgments. Our studies led us to warn about an impending gamma-ray burst from Betelgeuse-gone-supernova as the cause of the plagues, but the way events are shaping up, it could be that God simply led us to that imagery as a simple way of warning of the same effects that would be caused by a nuclear war. Certain classes of modern atomic bombs—especially neutron bombs—produce a high amount of gamma radiation, just as a gamma-ray burst from a nearby supernova would. Why would God punish the world supernaturally if the people themselves will do it unaided? It is the withdrawal of God’s Spirit from the world that leaves the wicked unrestrained by conscience to carry out the most horrible crimes.

With ISIS agents planted throughout the world in the form of refugees, it will not be difficult for them to smuggle weapons from their allies through underground channels, and it is not beyond reason to think the provocation could escalate into a global nuclear war.[24] In fact, you can see the preparations for war brewing already, as Russia expresses concern over modern nuclear weapons being destined for Germany.

The nuclear war scenario fits the plagues very well, as many interpreters of Revelation have shown. The “fire, smoke, and brimstone” would correspond to the blast, atmospheric darkening & cooling, and following effects. Even the fourth plague, extreme heat, could be the result of a nuclear summer following a nuclear winter effect. Do you see why the world leaders are talking about tackling climate change? They know what’s coming—and scarier is the fact that some studies have considered a nuclear war as a potential solution to global warming!

Time will tell how it unfolds exactly, but in any case it’s high time to get right with God.

That Great City

Revelation 11 retells the story of the sixth trumpet from another perspective. We’ve written much about the Two Witnesses elsewhere, but right now we need to understand what the great city is, because it comes up again after the scene with the Two Witnesses:

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom [standing for LGBT—the image of the beast] and Egypt [standing for sun worship—the mark of the beast], where also our Lord was crucified. (Revelation 11:8)

Islam is a creation of the Vatican, which is the headquarters of the sun worshippers. So on the one hand, we had the LGBT army continuing over from the fifth trumpet symbolized by Sodom, and on the other hand we have the ISIS refugee army symbolized by sun-worshipping Egypt. That “great city” is the same city that is mentioned again in verse 13 in connection with the earthquake:

And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. (Revelation 11:13-14)

This last scene of the sixth trumpet (second woe) deserves special consideration right now. The scene begins with “and...” which simply indicates that it happens after the previous scene, like “and then...” The first thing it says about the new scene is that the events of the scene unfold simultaneously. We could paraphrase the verse as follows: “And then, all at once, A, B, C and D happened.”

That simultaneity is key, because it allows us to correlate all of the spiritual events to something visible: a great earthquake.

We watch the signs of the times, and I hope you do too. The Day of Trumpets—the first day of the seventh month—has always been a day of gladness mixed with alertness, because it signals the approach of the Day of Atonement when Israel would be judged and justified. So when the news headlines came promptly after the Day of Trumpets, we paid attention: Great Earthquake Rocks Chile, Tsunami Alert Raised. Keep in mind that we are seeing this in the context of the “flood” of refugee soldiers coming into Europe, so the fact that tsunami alerts were associated with this great earthquake is significant. It means that the flood waters will soon destroy.

More to the point, however, is that it signaled the moment in time when the events of Revelation 11:13 should transpire. Let’s break the simultaneous events down one at a time, event by event:

  • There was a great earthquake.

  • The tenth part of the city fell.

  • In the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand.

  • The remnant were affrighted and gave glory to the God of heaven.

The great earthquake happened on September 16, just after sunset local time on the Day of Trumpets, and marks the time of all of the events of this verse. The true Day of Trumpets—taking into consideration the correct calendar rules discussed earlier—was September 16 beginning the evening before. That means the earthquake was the Jewish day after. That is another subtle indication that the real heat will probably come the day after Ashura, and not exactly on the day. Remember, the military operation one year ago was a 2-day operation that started on October 24 and was completed on October 25. After all, fighting is technically still prohibited during the Ashura holiday on the tenth of Muharram.

We already talked about how the refugees serve as Trojan Horses to bring down Europe, but in Revelation 11 we see the same story prophesied from a different angle. We see a tenth part of the great city falling.

First, we need to understand what the tenth part of the city means. In the prophecies of Nebuchadnezzar’s image in Daniel 2, there are ten toes representing the whole world. Again in Daniel 7, there are ten horns representing the ten kings of the then-known world. In Revelation 17, we have ten kings representing the whole world again. The common denominator in all those prophecies is that the number ten in this context represents the whole world. It does not mean that there are exactly ten kings or ten kingdoms in the world, but a symbolic number for the whole world. There are in fact 196 nations presently, but the number ten is significant because it is talking about the whole world: the New World Order.

Since WWII, the NWO planners have divided the world into 10 regions:

10 kingdoms

The sixth trumpet prophecy speaks of one tenth of the great city falling, so it must be talking about one region of the ten. Which region is currently falling meanwhile the Chile earthquake struck? Yes, it is talking about the fall of Europe because of the refugee crisis:

Commentary: Europe’s, and perhaps the West’s, fall imminent

That is one of the ten regions of the New World Order—a tenth of the great city—as the verse says. The signs are fulfilling exactly as it is written.

Defiled by the Dead

Next, the verse mentions death:

And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. (Revelation 11:13)

This brings us back to the topic of why the Day of Atonement has been delayed. These are the dead bodies that cause defilement, which were slain “in” the earthquake, or better said “in the moment of” the earthquake.

Among Protestants, seven thousand died spiritually on September 16, 2015 (the date of the great earthquake) and the verse tells us who they were. The round number seven thousand has a couple of scriptural meanings. First of all, seven is the number of completeness and a special number that is held dear to a certain group of people who even use the number in their name: Seventh-day Adventists. Symbolically, a thousand just means many or a multitude, so seven thousand means the complete multitude of Adventists perished spiritually on that day. You can read from our voluminous homepage about how Seventh-day Adventists were spiritually slain, but that is not the main topic here. Suffice it to say that the people of Adventism received great light, a great warning, great opportunities, and threw them all away along with the God who gave them—just to run into Pope Francis’ open embrace[25] in the end. WHERE IS PROTESTANTISM WHEN IT MATTERS!?

The original Greek for that text actually says that “names” of men were slain:

ὄνομα onoma on’-om-ah

From a presumed derivative of the base of G1097 (compare G3685); a “name” (literally or figuratively), (authority, character): - called, (+ sur-) name (-d).

That means it is not talking about an organization now, but individuals. We invited the whole Christian world to a challenge on July 8 on Seventh-day Adventist turf at their General Conference organizational leadership summit, and the people of Adventism didn’t even show up. I am not talking about physical attendance; I am talking about heeding the challenge that we made. On that day, the Seventh-day Adventist organization condemned itself by placing man’s judgment above the Bible on the issue of marriage. Do you think homosexuality is negotiable? I hope not! I hope you understand that marriage is a thing of God, not to be dismantled by man. That is when the Adventist organizations died, but individuals still had a chance to resign their membership in protest. As of the great earthquake, that time has also run out for the “seven thousand” or complete lot of those who did not come out.

We aren’t being insensitive. God condemns a person when He sees that the person will not repent any more, no matter what. That is what we are talking about here; we are not saying that anyone is condemned who still has a heart that beats for God instead of for Self. As fellow Christians, they were your brothers, but they died spiritually. Do you know any Adventists personally? Have you been defiled by their spiritual deadness? The scriptures say that anyone who touches a dead body is unclean for seven days:

He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. (Numbers 19:11)

Now count from the date of death: September 16 (the date of the great earthquake) + 7 days = September 23... the day on which many of you were hoping to be atoned. Imagine... you would have been ceremonially clean again on the 8th day, but... Could you have participated in the holy and solemn atonement of the sinless blood of Jesus Christ,[26] without proper preparation? The Day of Trumpets was given to signal the last 10 days of preparation for the atonement, but the last seven of those days were taken away by defilement because of the dead! If they had done their duty to spread the message of warning, your expectation for that day could have actually come to pass.

The number seven thousand also hearkens back to the seven thousand faithful of Elijah’s day. There were supposed to be faithful Seventh-day Adventists to come forward after the challenge on July 8, but they refused. They were elect, and upon them was bestowed a great deal of spiritual insight that many of you have not been blessed with, but because they refused to act their privileged role, it has been taken away from them. The verse says:

...in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. (Revelation 11:13)

The remnant in this verse are not from the seven thousand—because the whole lot of the seven thousand were slain. The remnant here are definitely not Seventh-day Adventists... they have to be those who were not slain.

I hope with all my heart that you, dear reader, are among that remnant. We’ve seen many people of all churches express their “fright” at how wickedness is prevailing in the world, and at how judgment from God seems to be long in the coming. Have you read the truth today? Has this article been opening your eyes at all? Do you give glory to the God of heaven for the message of hope in God that you are reading right now? Then spread it far and wide to make up for the seven thousand who died the spiritual death!

The reference to the “remnant” who were affrighted is also a reference to the church of Sardis, one of the seven churches of Revelation. The last three churches are a special representation of three classes of Christians at the end of time: Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.

Sardis—which means “that which remains” or “remnant”—represents people from all Christian denominations. Among them, there are only a few who are worthy, and Jesus admonishes them to pay attention to the time of His coming:

Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. (Revelation 3:2-4)

Ask yourself if blindly insisting that “no man knows the day nor the hour” is being worthy according to that verse. Please, take the counsel of Jesus and do not reject knowledge! The remnant who give glory to “the God of heaven” are ones from Sardis who understand time. The Greek word for heaven can just as well mean eternity as in “the God of eternity,” which means the remnant are ones who characterize or glorify God in relation to time!

Philadelphia earns no rebuke from Jesus. It represents those who are pure in character and doctrine. This is the spiritual condition that the few faithful in Sardis need to reach before time runs out on October 17 as already mentioned.

Laodicea—which means “judgment people”—represents Seventh-day Adventists, as any of them will proudly affirm. As we have seen, they are indeed “a people judged.”

The Final Reformation

Hezekiah’s reformation in Israel is of special significance now. We looked at defilement by a dead body as one reason for a delay in God’s holy days, and we saw how applicable that is to the present Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement. However, the reform of Hezekiah offers another perspective on the acceptable reasons for delay.

Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the Lord, and repaired them. (2 Chronicles 29:1-3)

I recommend that you read chapters 29 and 30 in their entirety. Since the beginning of our united public ministry efforts in the spring of 2012, we have been identifying strongly with Hezekiah. At that time, God taught us through Hezekiah that we needed to hold a second Passover in the second month because of the spiritual emergency we were in. Ever since, we have warned and taught without ceasing. Now that we have come to the autumn holy days of 2015, it has been a full three and a half years that we have been urging repentance and reformation, counseling and teaching from the Word of God.

Like Hezekiah opened the doors of the house of the Lord, so did we. The Lord’s house is in Heaven, as Jacob saw from Bethel, and for three and a half years we have been peering through the open doors of the heavens for guidance on how to cleanse His desecrated vessels (people) on earth. We’ve been repairing the pure doctrines of God’s Word and spreading the message for this hour.

Now, time is coming to a close. In this article, you saw ample evidence that the great tribulation will be triggered on October 24, 2015, probably beginning the following day of October 25, through the agency of violent Islam. Yes, it is one month later than you might have expected, but this is a spiritual emergency proportional to Hezekiah’s. Therefore, we urge you to prepare for the Day of Atonement in the eighth month, similarly to how he called Israel to the Passover in the second month—which was also one month later than normal:

And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel. (2 Chronicles 30:1)

First and foremost, I plead with you—give your heart to the Lord if you haven’t already! Give your whole self to the Lord! Work like never before by using all your possibilities of influence to spread this word by October 17, to allow seven days before darkness falls. If someone hasn’t heeded the warning by that time, they never will—but the word must get out.

Also, we urge you to download the entire book containing our publications from the past six years. It contains a flood of light for your soul to guide you in repentance and to comfort you in the time of suffering that is just ahead. In the wake of the Day of Ashura, you will be glad to have this valuable treasure safely stored on your computer to read and share.

God be with you and give you speed!

 

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The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Volume 7, p. 793 
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Wikipedia, Trojan War 
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Wikipedia, Sword Verse 
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Only unfermented grape juice (symbolizing uncorrupted/innocent blood) should be used for the Lord’s Supper.