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Anchored in Time The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: (Revelation 1:1)

It is the Revelation of Jesus Christ. It was given first to Jesus from the Father, and then sent in symbolic form to John by a messenger. John gives his greetings and then Jesus begins in verse 8:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8)

Jesus Christ can declare the end from the beginning, because He is, and was, and is to come. For His disciples, the revelation of Time is especially about the time of His Second Coming, and His assurance is repeated as He appears to John in vision:

I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book... (Revelation 1:11)

Then John turned around and saw a vision of symbols! There is one symbol that draws our attention more than the others. Imagine yourself in the place of John, seeing this vision. You see the lampstands, you see Jesus with His white hair and garment, you see Him standing with glowing feet and face, but something else grabs your attention.

If someone comes to you to give you something, they hold it in their hand, and begin speaking about it, and as they do, your attention is automatically drawn to what they are holding! This is exactly what John saw. The sharp sword coming out of Jesus’ mouth is the word of God. And God’s word speaks (divisively, one would understand) about what He holds in His right hand: the seven stars. And that is the subject and focus of the vision. Jesus even called the seven stars a “mystery.”

So what are these seven stars? Jesus tells us that they are the angels to the seven churches. That is, they bear a message to His people, and they are inseparably linked with that message. Its sweet influences are bound up with them. The message of Orion would not exist without those seven stars!

But “the seven stars” is the meaning of a Hebrew word that refers to Orion. Everywhere it is found in the Bible, it is in poetic parallel with Orion. In other words, the Bible says that Jesus had Orion in His right hand!

In addition, Ellen White tells us that the seven stars represent God’s ministers (See GW 13.3, etc.). What were those ministers to relate to the church? The leaders of the church had the responsibility to forward the light of this message to the people! Had they done so, they would have been counted among those messengers, and would have been as inseparable from the message as the seven stars themselves! Indeed, where the seven stars are found, there is Orion.

What Jesus does with the seven stars in His right hand may catch you by surprise, even though you have read it many times before!

And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: (Revelation 1:16-17)

Occipital and frontal lobesDid you catch it? The same hand that held the seven stars, He laid on John, saying, “Fear not,” with the comforting reiteration of His oneness with Time. What did He do? He laid on John, the seven stars—Orion! Remember that this is all the introductory scene of the Revelation of Jesus Christ that John was shown and told to distribute to His people! What He saw in the subsequent chapters is nothing other than the message of Orion! Orion is the Revelation! So the blessing in verse 3 to those who read and hear “the words of this prophecy” refers to those who understand and heed the message of Orion! And yes, the time is “at hand,” or should we say, “in hand.”

It is interesting to note that John received a vision of Orion; he did not receive understanding of it. When Jesus laid His hand with the stars on him, he was lying at His feet as dead. In this position, Jesus would have laid His hand on the back of John’s head... where the occipital lobe of the brain is, where vision is processed! He did not press it into his forehead, as He has with us, where our frontal lobe makes understanding possible!

From the beginning in John’s day, the Lord declared the time of the end of the world, according to His identifying trademark as given in Isaiah 46:10 (declaring the end from the beginning). That He is later seen to receive the book of seven seals (Orion) is simply representative of the fact that He is the only One worthy to “loose the bands of Orion” (Job 38:31) and reveal the contents of that heavenly book! It does not speak to the specific moment when Jesus received the understanding Himself, for once He ascended to His Father, the closeness of Their unity would not allow that a secret be kept from Him any longer.

Jesus is the Creator, so naturally He holds Orion in His hand because He created it with His hand. But then He became a man, and laid aside His divinity. Having ascended back to the Father, the Father put all things into His hand, including Orion and the knowledge of time, naturally. Three times, Jesus repeated that He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. It is as if He is saying, “Forget that nonsense that I don’t know the time!”

How Light is Distributed

While the disciples were gathered with Him for the last time before His death, Jesus prayed to His Father for the glory of Their unity to be manifest, and that all His disciples—including those of us today, who believe on Him through their word—would experience the glory of that unity.

And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. (John 17:5)

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. (John 17:20-23)

The Father is light. It was His presence that was called forth on the first day of Creation, and all glory and wisdom finds its source in Him. The glory that Jesus received from the Father was a bond of unity, and that unity is what He prayed that His disciples would also have—unity of faith with Himself. This is the glory that He continues to bestow on us today.

In the first line of the book, John describes how the light of revelation makes its way to us. First the Father gives it to Jesus, then Jesus sends it via His angel to His servants. In the case of John, the light came in the form of a vision. In our case, the path is no different. The Holy Spirit brings the light from heaven and gives it to Brother John as he studies. It is not that the Spirit does not reveal anything to the rest of us, but the message of the Fourth Angel clearly comes through John’s study, and not ours.

A brother in the faith recently had a dream (called The Fixed Generator) where John’s role in the dissemination of light was confirmed. We will not go through all the details of the dream here, but it begins with someone assembling two mechanical parts. Then he sees that they become incorporated into a person, who is himself a kind of generator that is being re-assembled. A man takes an electrical cable and carefully tests the assembly to make sure there isn’t a short circuit that would damage the generator. Once satisfied that it is safe, he assembles it completely and the several people there are happy to have electricity again. In addition, the surrounding homes also have light now, and it is seen that each home has enough electricity.

This dream reflects the two mechanical parts that comprise the artificial hip that brother John has incorporated into his body now. This was the required step in order to get the generator working again. Before the operation, brother John was unable to function enough to study and receive new light, due to the constant and extreme pain he was in. Now, he is not debilitated by his hip, and with the aid of a lamp set up so he can read where he lies down, he is able to study again. He functions as the generator that takes fuel (God’s word) and with the daily maintenance oil of the Holy Spirit, transforms it into electricity (the light of present truth).

In this way, we are able to share the light with you that the Spirit reveals from Jesus and the Father. The prayer of Jesus is that we “be made perfect in one.” This wording implies a process. We are made one, as the Holy Spirit guides us into more and more truth. As our understanding is refined, He leads us at times to break free of some ideas, just as the disciples had to break free from their preconception that Jesus was going to establish an earthly kingdom. They wrongly applied some of His statements to fit their own ideas. But as they continued with their Lord, He brought them to understand His purposes. He brought them into closer unity with Himself, and therefore the Father.

That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. (1 John 1:3-4)

There is no greater joy than being united in faith with the Father and Son! That is our desire, and that is Jesus’ desire for you. This is why we seek to strengthen your faith: that you might not lose sight of the value of the gift that the Father has given us in the knowledge of time, but cherish it more than any other thing—more than your possessions and money, more than your own ideas, more than your reputation and relationships, even more than life and health. If you cherish the bond of unity of faith—i.e. if you love the truth supremely—then the prayer of Jesus will be answered for you.

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. (Proverbs 2:3-5)

Jesus must have His rightful place above EVERY OTHER THING in our heart, but if you insist on being independent, rather than humbly receiving the light that comes from the Holy Spirit, you pick and choose what you want to accept, then you put yourself in the place of the Holy Spirit and show yourself unwilling to let Him guide you in His own way. You break the flow of light.

It is easy to see this as a loss of individuality, where we all have to be like robots, but it is not so (this false perception is from the devil, who paints the humble, law-abiding people of God as robots, while the proud have apparent “liberty” and “freedom” to do their own thing). In reality, it is simply an acknowledgement that the Holy Spirit is guiding us into all truth. We may raise questions, just as the disciples asked Jesus questions. But they didn’t say, “No, Jesus, you’re wrong. I believe everything you said except this one point.” They didn’t independently follow their own judgment. Rather, they humbly accepted His answers and sought to understand them better.

This was a big issue in Jesus’ day, for when He told His followers that they needed to drink His blood and eat His flesh, most of them were sifted out, because even though they liked most of what He said, they didn’t believe that He was sent from the Father, therefore, they used His difficult-to-understand words as “evidence” against Him. But His true disciples believed that the Father had sent Him, so they accepted His words and sought to understand their deeper meaning.

In our case, it is similar. If you believe the Holy Spirit is leading this movement, then you will receive difficult-to-understand aspects and ponder over them, and bring questions to the Holy Spirit from a desire to understand, rather than independently making your own judgment, and then perhaps “asking” after having made up your mind, so that the “question” becomes an attack, like “If we’re in the time of plagues, how come I don’t see anyone complaining from boils on their skin?”

The Holy Spirit sent the message, and we share as we learn, but He always leaves room for doubt (to test the heart) and questions (to keep us humble). We pray that your heart would sooner respond with words like, “Lord, help us to understand the first plague better” or to us, “Do you have any further light regarding the first plague?” Then we can share or clarify our understanding of the symbolic nature of the plagues, etc.

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18)

Therefore, be humble, that you do not fall, and get understanding rather than silver or gold. It is painful to see these things claim some of our followers, as they have. We don’t want that to happen to any of you. We trust you see the truth of this and understand.

It is the seven stars—the messenger-leaders who are inseparably united with the message—that are in the hand of Jesus, and as He said of those sheep that are in His hand, no one can pluck them out. This does not mean that they have no need to be vigilant! Paul’s counsel is for all to heed:

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:12-13)

These words are both a solemn warning against complacency and a comforting realization that in every trial, we are able to overcome, for He makes a way to escape. He is our dependence.

Jesus regards every one of you who hear His voice in Orion as the apple of His eye! You are following Him and believe that the Father sent the Holy Spirit with this message. Nevertheless, not all of you are equally close to the Father, just as Jesus had a few disciples who were closer to Him than the others. Therefore, don’t let your vigilance wane! Don’t let the doubts creep in! We all need to remind ourselves regularly of the reasons why we believe this message (and there are many!). Look out for each other and strengthen the weaker among you. Be your brother’s keeper. In this way, you will grow in faith and spiritual preparation, for it is a spiritual war we are engaged in, some important details of which you will discover as we continue.

Will the Real “Francis” Please Stand Up

Let’s get the names straight: we’ll refer to Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 – 1226) as “St. Francis” and the current pope as “Pope Francis” for this topic. That makes it clear, because you can’t be a saint until you’re dead, and Pope Francis isn’t dead (yet). Not to mention Pope Francis is as far from a saint as one can get, and St. Francis will have you know that!

Before we hear what St. Francis has to say about Pope Francis, we should clear up some things about just who St. Francis really was, to see how much weight his words should carry. A German source called Der Theologe (The Theologian) contrasts the actual intentions and actions of the historical person with what the Church says about him, and how it has used (and continues to use) him for their own purposes.

St. Francis was the son of a wealthy merchant, but gave up his wealth to follow Jesus unconditionally. At that time, there was a popular group of heretics called the Cathars who were outside the Church, apparently trying to follow Jesus in simplicity. The Church, under Pope Innocent III, mounted a 20-year campaign against the Cathars and eventually annihilated them. Another group, the Waldensians, also suffered terribly in the same way. (Interestingly, Pope Francis’ outreach to the present-day Waldensians struck no resonant chord in their hearts; they rejected his apology.)

St. Francis initially helped his father in trade, but suddenly decided to leave the successful business to follow Jesus Christ without reservation. He only wanted to live by the gospel in simplicity, but Pope Innocent III saw an opportunity to use him. St. Francis’ beliefs should have brought the label of heretic upon him, but Pope Innocent III spared him for the purpose of setting up an ecclesiastical order as an alternative to the humble and peace-loving movements of the Cathars, Waldensians, and others. Shortly before St. Francis’ death, and against his will, the Church made a strictly regulated monastic order based on his ideals.

Now you can already start to ask yourself who the real Francis is: did Pope Francis take the name Francis in honor of the St. Francis who did not want an ecclesiastical order regulated by the Church, or the St. Francis that was manipulated by Pope Innocent III? That is just the beginning.

Two years after St. Francis’ death, Pope Gregory IX invalidated and destroyed his written will, and canonized him—against his will. Here again, which St. Francis did Pope Francis take his name for? The St. Francis who didn’t want to be called a “Saint” or the St. Francis who Pope Gregory IX canonized for his own purposes? Has Pope Francis left the dead in peace, or has he hastily canonized popes for his own purposes, like Gregory IX did? There’s more.

St. Francis adhered to the principle of poverty, but the Church wanted to collect riches. Therefore, the Church revised the ideals of the Franciscan order to facilitate the Church’s collection of monies. It collected from various sources, including the crusades, forged documents, confiscation of the property of the victims of the Inquisition and the witch burnings, sale of indulgences, sale of offices, slave trade, and extortion. Did Pope Francis take the name in honor of St. Francis the beggar, or St. Francis the patron saint of one arm of the Church’s money-grabbing system? Has Pope Francis done anything significant to distribute the Church’s wealth to the needy?

That is probably enough regurgitation from Der Theologe to make the point that there’s another side to Pope Francis’ namesake—a side which is more about Christian simplicity and less a proponent of the Church. That adds gravity to his words, especially his last words.

We aren’t Catholics, and we do not believe that St. Francis is in heaven right now. He is resting in the grave. It appears that he lived up to the light he had, and in that case he will be raised from the dead and given eternal life according to the promise of Jesus:

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:40)

The “last day” that Jesus refers to four times in that chapter is the date of His second coming, but it is also a reference to the last great day of the feast of tabernacles (mentioned in John 7:37). Literally, the “last day” is the end of the world.

St. Francis is waiting in the grave for that day, but shortly before he died, he gave an important warning about the imposter that would take his name. Quoting from the book Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis Of Assisi, the English translation of which was published in 1882:

A short time before the holy Father’s death, he called together his Children and warned them of the coming troubles, saying: ‘Act bravely, my Brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase.

Clearly St. Francis was thinking of the end of time as described in Matthew 24:12. (By the way, St. Francis publicly stated that he would call no one “Father” except the heavenly Father, as Jesus taught in Matthew 23:9. As is apparent by how he is referred to as “the holy Father” above, whoever recorded the text was less in tune to the teachings of Christ.) Continuing the quote:

The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation [i.e. the end of time] a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death.

Pope Francis clearly fits the bill here as one not canonically elected—following the previously unheard-of papal resignation.

Then [i.e. during that time] scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.

Were scandals (like Vatileaks) rampant at that time? Yes. It is interesting that the “destruction” of entire ecclesiastical orders is described as “consent to error instead of opposing it.” How accurate! The battle today is not about literal killing and destruction, but about destruction of truth through passive or tacit consent to error. The battle is subtle, and those who don’t actively oppose error are destroyed without even knowing it.

There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God. Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order [i.e. keeping membership in a church that consents to error], shall fall into tepidity [i.e. lukewarm-ness], for they will not be able to support [or bear] the temptations permitted for the proving [or testing] of the elect. Those who preserve their fervour and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth.

That sounds a lot like Ellen White in Early Writings, p. 33, where she talks about them wanting to “rid the earth” of the saints. Keep in mind that those who “preserve their fervor and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for truth” is what would be called “fundamentalism” today. Again we see the concept of destruction, and we would do well to remember how St. Francis defined destruction above.

But the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him [who are praying for deliverance {EW 33.3}]. And in order to be like their Head, these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life [note: salvation is not by works, rather eternal life is a gift of God]; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy. Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.

Who is the Destroyer? Who is this non-canonically-elected pontiff which claims to be a “pastor” but is really a destroyer, sowing error instead of opposing it? The Bible names him as follows:

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon [margin: “That is to say, A destroyer”]. (Revelation 9:11)

In other words, we could take the Bible definition and re-state the words of St. Francis as follows: “...for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true pastor, but Apollyon!” From the grave, we hear St. Francis echo what we said in Satan Unmasked, The Return of Quetzalcoatl, etc.

Which Francis do you believe: Pope Francis the sower of falsehood and perfidy, or St. Francis who named this end-time imposter as the destroyer? One site even notes:

It has been rumored that St. Francis also said that the false pope he was warning against would take his own name (“Francis”), but we have not been able to verify this information or find a source for it.

The Frenchman

The name “Francis” was not the name that St. Francis was given at birth. It was a nickname that his merchant father gave him later. Being that he was very successful in commerce with France, it is easy to imagine that he probably outfitted his son with all things French, earning him the nickname Francis, or Frenchman, or perhaps he simply gave him the name because of his own success in France. Whatever the case, it was his father’s ties to France that got him the name we know him by.

The Catholic Church is also involved in merchandising—not only literally, but symbolically according to Revelation 18:11-12. The spiritual merchandise of the Church is its doctrines, teachings, traditions, and values. In that sense, Pope Francis also has ties to France, because he has joined the United Nations in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which originated in France during the French Revolution as its fundamental creed in lieu of the Ten Commandments. He is clothed in French spiritual merchandise, which he helps sell to the rest of the world. Indeed, Pope Francis defends LGBT “human” rights, but not “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”

Those who are helping their “father” Pope Francis sell his French merchandise will soon meet the failure described in Revelation 18, if they don’t drop everything to follow Jesus without reservation, like young St. Francis did. Even we have been (unwittingly) participating in the merchandising of the whore of Babylon and must stop now that we recognize it, as we will explain a little later.

The pope’s connection to France should not be a surprise to students of prophecy, because they should know that the three frogs of the sixth plague have historically been interpreted as a reference to France. Today, however, we can better interpret the symbolism of the three frogs, since prophecy is given “...that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.”

The Call of the Three Frogs

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (Revelation 16:13)

Who are these three frogs? The dragon refers to Satan himself, the “destroyer” who we know as Pope Francis. Is Satan an unclean spirit? Yes, he is—and Pope Francis’ words are the very words of Satan. In the sixth plague, the dragon will call the leaders of all religions to Assisi to pray for peace. Unfortunately we haven’t found this in the English-language press yet, but thankfully, German-language Catholic sites (Vatican Radio and kath.net) have filled us in on the big secret: Pope Francis is quietly organizing what we might call The Third World Meeting of Religions for Prayer for Peace in Assisi, just to give it a title. And when? September 18-20, 2016—just near the close of the sixth plague, when according to the Bible, the world gathers together for Armageddon!

The “beast” is a reference to the one in Revelation 17:3 which is ridden by the woman in scarlet. The whore, the papacy, has been visibly riding or controlling the United Nations beast since September 25, 2015, when Pope Francis addressed the leaders of all of the nations of the world at the UN headquarters. Thus, the mouth of the beast is the spokesman for the UN, namely Ban Ki-Moon. The UN is also calling all the world to seek peace in the sixth plague, by declaring the International Day of Peace, which is designated annually for September 21. The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” Ban Ki-Moon himself will kick off the events on September 16 at a ceremony in Japan. Two frogs have spoken...

The false prophet—as you can guess—is not Pope Francis again, as many assert. He stands for apostate Protestantism, and the leading nation that was founded on the principles of Republicanism and Protestantism is the United States. It apostatized nationally by passing the gay marriage law through the Supreme Court on June 26, 2015. Thus it rejected its Protestant roots and the Ten Commandments in favor of Human (including LGBT) Rights. It speaks the language of France. Representing U.S. Protestantism, leaders of the nation’s churches are gathering for prayer on September 21, 2016.

Out of the mouths of those three entities come “unclean spirits like frogs” to make the special rallying call of the sixth plague. The website for “The Gathering” in the U.S. reveals the occult message behind Assisi.

The Gathering

Note the stylized “A” with the bright light on its edge. It is a pyramid with the sun aligned exactly to the side face of the pyramid. In other words, it all goes back to the ancient sun-worship cult! It is Satanism, thinly veiled!

On September 21/22, the date of “The Gathering”, we have an equinox taking place. Many of the ancient pyramids were constructed so that on the spring and autumn equinoxes, the sides of the pyramid would transition from shade to illumination or vice versa. One especially telling example is the Chichen Itza pyramid, which graphically depicts the return of the feathered serpent at the equinox.

The stylized “A” is also an ode to Assisi, whereto the “dragon” himself is making his own call to prayer. Taking away the “A”, we are left with “THE G” on one side, and “THE RING” on the other side. The one has sexual allusions and stands for freemasonry, and the other alludes to the “One Ring” that confers power to dominate all others in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie,
One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

—The Lord of the Rings, Epigraph

Together, it spells Satan’s biggest attempt—in polite terms—to rape humanity. He literally wants to get inside and dominate as part of his wartime tactics in his great battle against God. It’s the last orgy before the end of the world. This theme is even overtly visible in Europe, as Pope Francis (Satan, the dragon) is encouraging Europeans to breed with migrants as a way to revitalize Europe, but the deeper issue is about raping the soul. Rape, however, is not quite the right word because it implies resistance and unwillingness on the part of the victim. In truth, Satan is seducing the world, making it enjoy what he is doing to it. Only too late—”the morning after”—the world will realize that it has been betrayed by seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.

Thus, the frog was chosen to illustrate them. When you hear their loud cacophony of calls in the night, it is because they are looking for a mate. Yet male frogs have an open mating policy, and do not necessarily limit themselves to females, but will do their thing with whoever or whatever comes their way, if they are in the mood. This is reflected in the call to unity (ribbit), setting aside everyone’s differences (ribbit), and joining together for a common purpose (ribbit). Nor is it just the “other” churches... Walter Veith is known for his “glue yourself to the pew” speech (ribbit), which is very similar to one of the frogs’ mating positions (especially for fat, Laodicean frogs with limited reach), where the male simply glues himself to the back of the female while they do their thing.

It’s mating season for the churches and Satan is ready to fertilize them with his seed of tolerance for all manner of sin—especially sexual sin—to obtain peace. In order to make their call heard from a larger distance, they use their vocal sac, which serves as a built-in microphone. Similarly, celebrities and the popular media serve as vocal sacs for the unifying spirit of Assisi... a built-in microphone for the NWO.

Sticky tongueThe likeness to frogs is not limited to their sexual calls and practices, however. They are well-known for their powerful, sticky tongue that snaps up unsuspecting prey, and like the snake, frogs also have a forked tongue in their own style. The words of these devils are sticky and deceitful, and have the power to grab and consume the unsuspecting soul. Their camouflage makes it so that the frog’s presence is not perceived and as a wandering butterfly unsuspectingly passes the attractive flowers, the unclean spirit snatches up the soul of those drawn to the idea of “world peace” without the anchoring knowledge of the time of earth’s visitation. What a cacophony these frog calls are, in comparison to the sweet music of the harps of God!

The Man of Assisi

The sixth plague begins on August 1, 2016, so we should see this rallying call especially in this timeframe. In fact, we could already hear the whispers of it for several weeks...

August 1, 2016 is the 800th anniversary of the purported vision of St. Francis, and on August 4, Pope Francis will take a “personal pilgrimage” to that very site in Assisi to avail himself of the indulgence of having his sins forgiven for so doing (source: Vatican Radio). That is a loaded message, but unfortunately the average “Joe” would only see it as a humble pope showing devotion by petitioning his namesake.

The truth is, we have to re-evaluate some of the things we’ve said recently about grace in the time of plagues. The plagues are a time of no mercy; God has shown us mercy through the Orion Message, which is His grace to help us go through the time of no mercy without falling, but it is the only mercy in the time of plagues. It is our daily rations—just enough to keep us going. Those who are without the Orion message are without mercy, plain and simple, because they are tossed to and fro by every “wind” that comes out of the mouths of the three frogs. We are even at risk, too, if we do not continue to walk in the light, and that is why it is so important that Brother John’s hip was operated on, so he is not too overwhelmed with physical pains and disabilities to be able to hear the voice of God again.

So when we hear that Pope Francis is going on a pilgrimage to have his sins forgiven—an “infallible” pope asking for forgiveness of sins—we can recognize that he is making the loudest statement that he possibly can against our beliefs: that there STILL IS forgiveness for sins (he says), even though we know Jesus is no longer ministering in the Most Holy Place. He is speaking a lie, for he is the father of lies.

Digest that for a moment. The sixth vial opens on the day that begins the pilgrimage celebration in Assisi. The pope even started praying for peace in Assisi a day earlier, showing his intentions for Assisi. In a few days, right near that beginning, Pope Francis will visit Assisi. Any day soon he will announce the meeting for prayer in Assisi scheduled for late in the sixth plague timeframe. For the intervening month and a half, world religions will prepare for that meeting in Assisi. Then, right near the end of the sixth plague, the meeting will take place on September 18-20, as far as we know right now. In other words, the whole sixth plague is about Assisi. It’s about preparation for—or rather prevention of—World War III, or as the pope’s July 31 prayer shows, terrorism which in conjunction with the migration crisis is pressuring international relations to the brink of World War III. That means Assisi is none other than the symbolic Armageddon mentioned at the end of the sixth plague, whereto the three unclean spirits gather all peoples to battle!

Sister Cities

But why Armageddon? Why did God choose that name to symbolize the last battle? There must be a message in the name.

According to Bible commentaries such as our own SDA Bible Commentary, the word Armageddon means either “Mt. Megiddo” or “Mt. of the Congregation,” depending on how the etymology is traced. The former would be a geographical name of a place in northern Israel, whereas the latter has connotations of the holy mountain of God, which is symbolic of His throne and brings the Great Controversy theme into the prophecy. After all, Armageddon is the great battle where Satan tries to ascend the throne of God and sit upon the mount of the congregation (Isaiah 14:13).

When we take a look at the history of Assisi, we find that it is a sister city to Armageddon:

Etymology of the name Assisi

The Romans called it “Asisium” and “Asis” (Propertius [50-15 BC]). But, apparently, “Asisium” was simply the Romanization of a more ancient name, because Assisi, as has been proved by archaeological studies, pre-existed the Roman conquest.

Since it is situated in a location where many people came together from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds (Umbrian, Etruscan and Picenes), it seems unlikely that we can establish the original root of the name “Assisi.” In this sense, some scholars have rightly said that the investigation about the etymology of Assisi, at present, “seems stranded in a ‘Limbo of postulates’.

Note: emphasis original. This ambiguity in the origin of the name mirrors the ambiguity in the meaning of Armageddon.

In the past, things seemed much clearer. For example, Domenico Bruschelli wrote with almost absolute certainty that “[...] Assisi, or the Ancients ‘Asisium’, ‘Aesisium’ and also ‘Assisium’, took its name from the mountain ‘Asi’ or ‘Asio’, which dominates it.

Note the parallel: one school of thought is that the name came from the mountain that dominates it, just as Armageddon is said to be derived from Mt. Megiddo.

Multiple and repeated writers supported this claim; ‘Asisium’ cui super incumbit Mons Asius dictus, a quo traxisse nomen videtur ‘(Assisi, upon which lies the Mount Asio, from which it seems that it has derived its name “), says John Blaeu. Raffaele Volterra says...: ‘Huic Mons imminet Asis, qui oppido dedit nomen’ [...] (“This [Assisi] is dominated by the hill ‘Asis’, which gave its name to the fortified city”) [2].

Today, with the advance of studies, the question, although not resolved beyond all doubt and uncertainty, has taken a step forward. It was established that “Asisium” is of a typical Umbrian linguistic form, and together with another older form, “Asis”, which is suggested by a line of Propertius. R. Rossi writes:

“[...] seriously consider the plausibility of the linguistic form ‘Asis’, certified by Propertius and contemporary to the common form ‘Asisium’. ‘Asis’ thus constitutes the oldest form of the Umbrian town name of Mount Subasio (the pre-Roman origin of the town, of which there is no doubt), while ‘Asisium’ is the Romanisation of the Umbrian name ‘Asis’ ... The data that defines Assisi as an Umbrian city are: a) the name of city, b) the language used in official documents, c) the institutions observed until beginning of first century BC [...]” [3].

Starting from this generally accepted basis, and knowing that the place-names refer to geographical features of the site, such as rivers, streams, mountains and hills, the assumptions, essentially, would be reduced to two. “Asisium” could come from the mountain “Asio”, as Bruschelli thought, or from the “Assino” River.

So everything has been resolved? No! Recently a third option was proposed, that, as we saw, now enjoys considerable consideration. According to this hypothesis, “Assisi” means “the city of ‘astore’ [meaning “hawk” or “bird of prey”].”

G. Bonfante writes: “[...] Kretschmer in ‘Glotta’, XXII, 1934, No 162 has already noted that the name of Assisi, in Latin ‘Asisium’, belongs to the category of Illyrian names formed with the suffix ‘-isio’ (or ‘-usio’). These names are usually derived from an animal name, and we have, indeed, ‘Brund-isium’ and ‘Brund-usium’, today ‘Brindisi’ from ‘Brund a’ (‘caput-cervi’ [‘ deer head ‘]...

...So the character of the Illyrian name ‘Asisium’ is confirmed as being from ‘Asusìa’, the name of the Illyrian town called ‘Asseria’ or ‘Aserie’ by Latin authors [...]” [4]

The possible derivation as “Hawk City” has very ancient origins. In fact the archaeological finds of Assisi site refer to “a pre-Indo-European layer” in close relationship to the Etruscans.

Assisi could also have an ancient meaning of Hawk City. Let us summarize the parallels:

Armageddon...Assisi...
...was a fortified city ...was a fortified city
...is situated in a valley ...is situated in a valley
...has ambiguity surrounding the origin of the name ...has ambiguity surrounding the origin of the name
...comes from the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew word Harmageddon. ...comes from the Romanization of a name more anciently used: Asi or Asio.
...has been thought to be named after the dominating mountain, Mt. Megiddo ...has been thought to be named after the dominating mountain, Mt. Asi (or Asio)
...could also be derived from a more primitive word meaning congregation ...could also have a more ancient origin meaning “Hawk City”
...is a meeting place, prophetically ...is a pilgrimage site
...is the place to which Satan calls his forces to battle the Lord ...is the place to which Pope Francis calls religious leaders to pray for world peace
...was a city in the land (Israel) of the fallen people of God ...is a city in the land (Italy) of the seat (Rome) of fallen Christianity

Now you can see why God chose Armageddon to represent the last battle. The name illustrates the characteristics of the actual sister city where the battle will take place. Never before has there been an explanation this good for why the name Armageddon was chosen to represent the scene of the final battle!

The similarities are quite clear, but the comparison does leave us with a big question: How is a meeting for peace anything like congregating for war?

Principalities, Powers, Rulers of Darkness, Spiritual Wickedness

Revelation is a book of symbols, so a gathering to battle at a geographical site probably does not mean literally that—we would not expect one little old town by the name of Assisi to be the site of World War III. If we survey the various interpretations of the battle of Armageddon, we can see that there is plenty of room for interpretation, including the possibility that it is not a physical battle at all.

Others (here and here for example, just to name a couple without endorsing all of their ideas) have recognized that the battle of Armageddon must be a spiritual battle, a battle between right and wrong. Some of the points made are:

  • The warning to “keep one’s garments” is obviously figurative of staying in Christ, indicating a spiritual battle.

  • The three “unclean spirits” indicate—at a minimum—a spiritual aspect to Armageddon.

  • It would be inconsistent to interpret so much of Revelation’s strange imagery as having symbolic meaning, and then turn around to insist that Armageddon must be a literal battle with physical weapons.

Armageddon is “the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” As such, can it be a physical battle? God is spiritual, and the dragon (Satan) is spiritual, so logic would dictate that the battle between them and their armies must be spiritual too. Yes, it involves physical people, but the battle itself will not be fought with physical weapons but with spiritual weapons.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)

That is exactly what Assisi represents. The whole world will not literally travel to Assisi to fight a war, but the spiritual leaders of the world will meet there. The rulers of the darkness of this world will meet there, and their weapons are not rockets and a-bombs. It is a spiritual event. It is a spiritual battle in a spiritual war between God Almighty and His enemies.

In this time, when the Holy Spirit is being withdrawn from the world, it is a grave mistake to choose the side of Satan. Without the Holy Spirit, a person is open to be possessed by demons, and now Jesus is not ministering in the Sanctuary to facilitate exorcisms. This is serious stuff. The sixth plague text says that the principal leaders of the world speak not mere human words, but the words of unclean spirits. In other words, they are possessed. As the common people also choose their side, they become possessed as well.

Only a few people out of the whole world will go to Assisi physically, but billions of the same mind and purpose will be on their side. Who, after all, would NOT be in favor of praying for world peace? That brings us back to the big question: How is a meeting for peace anything like congregating for war? It’s a spiritual war—good—but how can praying for peace be the ultimate act of war against God? Why does God see a declaration of war in this meeting at Assisi?

Thy Will Be Done

When we pray, we should yield our will to the will of God. If we do not, then we make ourselves the god, and we reduce God to a genie in a bottle, captive to our wishes. It is not acceptable to pray against the will of God when His will has been made clear, otherwise we set ourselves against Him.

Sometimes we are not entirely sure what the will of God is, and we can pray as Jesus prayed, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” (Matthew 26:39) It would not have been acceptable for Jesus to insist or demand that the cup be taken from him, because that would not be an act of submission on His part. There we see that the principle of authority and submission explained towards the end of The Vomit of God and the Close of Probation is very crucial to our relationship with God and how we pray.

Submission does not mean weakness in our prayers. We should boldly approach the throne of God as Paul counseled in Hebrews 4:16, especially in asking for what God has promised and to the extent that we understand His will. But to deliberately ask for something contrary to His will is a form of rebellion.

“Good,” you say, “but how is praying for peace against God’s will? Isn’t peace always a good thing? How can praying for peace ever be against God’s will?”

To answer that, all we have to do is look to the examples God has given in Scripture. The Psalms of David, for example, are full of prayers for victory in battle against David’s enemies, yet David was a man after God’s own heart. David did not pray for peace, but for victory in war!

Ellen White says that in the time of plagues the saints pray for “deliverance” (from enemies, which is war) and not for peace. Furthermore, the New Testament gives us an even better example:

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2)

There it is—Paul is asking for prayers of deliverance from “unreasonable” and wicked men. Is that a prayer for peace? No. Is that a prayer for tolerance? No.

The King James translators used a gentle word there for “unreasonable.” Other translations use the word “perverse” or other stronger language. The margin of my Bible says “Gr. absurd” which pretty accurately describes this generation, with all of its bathroom bedlam and migrant madness. Can any sane person say we should pray to be at peace with such absurdities?

What is God’s will on the matter? Does He want the earth to be at peace with LGBT everywhere? Does He want us to pray for peace with Austrian law, which now allows incest among Muslims!? What does the Word of God—who changes not—say:

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind [i.e. gay]: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)

The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man [i.e. transgender], neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. (Deuteronomy 22:5)

Friends, God has made His will very clear on these matters. To pray to be at peace in a world that not only practices such abomination but also litigates against those who stand against it, is to turn against God. We are living in a time when the world should be destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah. We are living on borrowed time already. And that is precisely the issue at hand: it is not a time for peace.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: . . . A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 8)

We are living in the time of plagues, which is a time of war between God and the wicked. Should we pray against war, against God? God forbid! Now you can understand why this third prayer for peace in Assisi amounts to the battle of Armageddon, whereas the previous two did not: It’s about the timing.

If you go back to the Orion presentation and look at slide 92, you will remember that the fourth seal, which corresponds to the star Rigel and to the year 1986, was about the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s public participation in the first World Day of Prayer for Peace of All Religions at Assisi. Of course the church always denied that it was any kind of official participation, but now the plague cycle confirms that the meeting in Assisi was the correct event that the clock pointed to, and which the church was rebuked for. The sixth plague is also marked by the star Rigel, and also highlights Assisi as the main subject.

In 1986, the church’s participation in the prayer for peace was a sin because it was against God’s counsel not to unite with false religions, but praying for peace was not directly against the will of God at that time. It was not time for God to fight in the battle of Armageddon. The world had not gone over the LGBT edge, and had not made laws against those who stand for what is right and decent. It had not crossed the boundary of its probation.

The same star, Rigel, marked the sixth trumpet in the trumpet cycle of the clock. That is when the SDA Church—as the culmination of huge prayer campaigns—crossed the line into forbidden territory by voting on the trick question of unity with (or despite) women’s ordination at the GC Session in San Antonio, Texas. That was an Adventist-scale foreshadowing of what is now happening on a world-wide scale. Today, the prayer campaign is about the forbidden territory of unity with (or despite) LGBT tolerance, and “The Gathering” in the U.S. for this event is even in Texas again.

What the SDA Church did in the sixth trumpet irrevocably closed the door of mercy for that church. The door had been in the process of closing for a long time, but when the seventh trumpet sounded, that sealed it. Then the door of mercy started to close for the world, and it has been closing plague-by-plague. When the sixth plague is over and all the world is gathered together—whether in Texas, Assisi, or anywhere in this whole wide U.N. world—then the door of mercy for all mankind will be sealed shut for the hour of truth.

Now it is time for the Lord to fight. It is 30 years after the 1986 meeting in Assisi, and it is time for the Lord to come! (By the way, 30 in Roman numerals is XXX, related to IXXI if you take apart one X, both of which have great significance in the occult world.) It is time for the Lord to make war with the dragon and overcome him. Now is the time for the wrath of God to be poured out without mixture, as the cup of God’s wrath overflows. Now is the time to pray day and night for deliverance, as Ellen White prophesied—deliverance from this perverted, absurd world, as Paul authorized us to pray, even in a time when there were no plagues. It is time to pray for Jesus to come, not to pray for peace, as if to say “No, please don’t come yet...” but look for Jesus to come, because nobody else will be converted anymore.

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day [of destruction] should overtake you as a thief. (1 Thessalonians 5:3-4)

Everyone who prays for world peace is in darkness. They do not have the knowledge of the time, so they get completely destroyed. Only those who know the time can do the right things at the right time. It is not wrong to pray for peace, except in the time of plagues when God has already decided to come! That is a declaration of war against God. You can only do the right thing if you are in the light. If you are in darkness, you will automatically do the wrong thing.

The Annihilation

From the previous part, we can see how prayer for peace is against God’s will right now, but it remains to be shown how it is a war battle. We know it is a spiritual battle, but it is still real physical people who are involved in it. God has representatives of His kingdom here on earth, and the spiritual war against God is acted out against His people.

What people are “attacked” by the prayer for peace in Assisi? Catholics are not attacked by prayers for peace. Adventists are not attacked—surely they will be praying right along with them. Other religions are not attacked. The only ones who are attacked are those who know that this is no time for peace! We are the only ones attacked, because of our understanding of the times, which is the seal that we belong to the kingdom of God. Any other people can go along with a prayer for peace without (further) compromising their faith.

The SDA Bible Commentary on Revelation 16:16 gives a little more insight into the battle as it describes the figurative view of the place called Armageddon:

...According to the second view, which stresses the figurative meaning of the various expressions of vs. 12–16 (see on v. 12), this would be the “condition,” or frame of mind, into which the kings of the earth are gathered—the compact [contract or agreement] to annihilate the people of God (see on chs. 16:14; 17:13).

Do you understand how weighty this is!? The prayer at Assisi is to ANNIHILATE YOU AND ME! Are you watching your back? Do you know how the enemy wants to kill you—not physically—but to annihilate you for eternity? This is the famous death decree, and it is not about literal death, but about killing your faith! It is spiritual annihilation. Ellen White compared it to the decree of Esther’s day:

Death Decree Similar to That Issued by Ahasuerus

The decree that will finally go forth against the remnant people of God will be very similar to that issued by Ahasuerus against the Jews. Today the enemies of the true church see in the little company keeping the Sabbath commandment [now its twin: rejecting LGBT equality], a Mordecai at the gate. The reverence of God’s people for His law is a constant rebuke to those who have cast off the fear of the Lord and are trampling on His Sabbath [now marriage].—Prophets and Kings, 605 (c. 1914). {LDE 258.2}

I saw the leading men of the earth consulting together, and Satan and his angels busy around them. I saw a writing, copies of which were scattered in different parts of the land, giving orders that unless the saints should yield their peculiar faith, give up the Sabbath [let marriage fall], and observe the first day of the week [accept LGBT tolerance], the people were at liberty after a certain time, to put them to death.—Early Writings, 282, 283 (1858). {LDE 258.3}

If the people of God will put their trust in Him and by faith rely upon His power, the devices of Satan will be defeated in our time as signally as in the days of Mordecai.—The Signs of the Times, February 22, 1910. {LDE 259.1}

When was Pope Francis (Satan) busy around the leading men of the earth, who were consulting together? The leading men of the earth are the leaders of the nations of the world, which “consulted together” last year at the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 25, 2015. As in the days of Ahasuerus, that event was translated into all the languages of the known world. The fact that it was the Day of Atonement was widely publicized in many religious circles (although most erred in their calendrical calculations, saying that the Day of Atonement fell on the 23rd).

What was the pope’s message, or decree? He spoke about the need for peace in terms of war being a serious threat to the environment. Along with the push for peace is the idea that “fundamentalism” is the cause of terrorism, which takes away peace. He stressed the need for tolerance and the need to continue driving the UN system of laws, which are to protect “Human Rights” at the expense of the Ten Commandments. Thus, the UN General Assembly on September 25, 2015 was the decree going out to all peoples of the world, sentencing true Bible-believing fundamentalists (in the good sense) to silence, or spiritual death, in today’s world!

As in the time of Esther, the “killing” should be about a year after the decree. You can see how the emphasis on peace at the General Assembly culminates in the prayer for peace at Assisi almost a year later, or exactly one Gregorian year from the UNGA to the seventh plague. In fact, the decree in Esther’s time went out in the first month, and the killing was to happen in the twelfth or last (Adar). The UNGA was held in the first month of the biblical civil year (starting in autumn as opposed to the religious year starting in spring), and the seventh plague will begin in the last month before the next civil year begins, just like in the time of Esther.

When the whole world prays for peace throughout the sixth plague, what do you think will happen at the seventh plague? War, or peace? What do you think? What if it comes out differently than you believe?

This is weighty stuff, and remember that it is not only your soul or mine at stake here. We are the subjects of God’s kingdom on earth, and if we are annihilated—if our faith is killed—God’s kingdom falls to the enemy. “Will I find faith?” Jesus asks. The Great Controversy is hinging on us, dear friends, and you will see in the following sections that we have been as Ellen White described—the church of God about to fall—but we must NOT fall! And praise to the Lord, with His leading “we shall not fall.”

Esther stands for the “144,000” among the people of God. She interceded with her life before king Ahasuerus, as the 144,000 intercede with their life before God, for the sake of the rest of all God’s people who are under the death penalty.

This annihilation is not just spiritual death, which would lead to the second death—it is even more than that. It would be complete victory for Satan in the Great Controversy. If this plan for Assisi works, to kill us—our little group—by making “nothing happen” at the beginning of the seventh plague, then God loses. Mordecai in the gate—symbolizing Jesus in Orion—shares their fate.

Do you understand how complete this “annihilation” would be for us? If it (seemingly) turns out that God answers the prayers in Assisi and grants more time, then our message and movement will die before it was ever born. It would be just a logical coincidence of ideas, alongside Harold Camping. It would mean God never spoke through Orion from the beginning, all the harmonies are meaningless, Jesus doesn’t live in Orion, and the time will never be known. Satan winning the battle of Assisi/Armageddon would not only mean the annihilation of us, but of God Himself. Then mankind can do whatever he wants without consequence, no matter how perverted and debased. This is very deep! This is the all-decisive battle. We must be careful how we act, what we post. If we do something wrong, Satan wins the battle. We cannot afford to have any one of you fall!

The Cataclysmic Deception

We are inundated from every side with media and programming about the end of the world. According to Wikipedia, there have been fifty or so feature-length films about the end of the world just since 2010, and many, many more before that. That’s a lot of programming coming from Hollywood and other satanic sources.

Remember how the pope declared a year of mercy right at the same time we believe there is no more grace? We must be careful if we find ourselves in agreement with what Satan says. He mixes error with truth, so you have to use discernment. For instance, the Orion message is in fact God’s mercy toward we who believe, and it includes daily rations for this time of no mercy. In that sense, we have a certain kind of mercy...but that is not what the pope is talking about with his Year of Divine Mercy. Those who do not believe the Orion message do not have mercy!

CataclysmHow can we use the same principle to discern what is true and what is false about the end-time messages that Satan has bombarded us with through entertainment media? Notable films depict various end-of-the-world scenarios, including:

  • An extinction-level asteroid impact

  • Flooding (whether by polar ice melt or tsunami)

  • Global warming

  • Global cooling

  • Robots take over the world

  • Nuclear holocaust

...and the list goes on. In every case, the end of the world is portrayed as a world-changing event that completely disrupts life as we know it. Could these scenarios be correct? Maybe, theoretically...they are all scenarios with varying degrees of plausibility. One thing is clear, however: they can’t all be true. The world will only end once, and if it ends by an asteroid then it won’t end by nuclear war. The films don’t all add up, so something must be wrong!

The multitude of false prophets in the world are giving the same message. Every one of them from Ernie Knoll to the last prophetess “Jane Doe” has something to say about coming cataclysmic events.

Satan is giving a message, and it isn’t a “mixed message” of how many possible ways the world could end. There is a common message in it all: that the end of the world is so drastically disruptive that nobody can NOT know that the world has come to its end.

Compare that with our experience in the Orion faith. The more we share, the more we meet with skepticism. People just don’t see it. Someone remarked recently, “I don’t believe the world will end that soon... Well, maybe if there’s nuclear war, then I could believe it.”

Wow! Do you see what that means!? That is the effect of media programming! IF it looks like one of the film scenarios, THEN people would believe it. By contrast, we have understood and believed that Jesus is coming based on comparatively thin tangible evidence, by faith in the Word of God, and not by the sight of EMP’s exploding over the cities of the world.

However, we’ve also been preaching cataclysms almost since Day One, starting with the infamous “fireballs” of Ellen White’s two little dreams. We also bounced around some of the other scenarios. Lately, we’ve shifted to Word War III as the probable end-of-the-world scenario. In all cases, we are preaching no different than Hollywood—that the end of the world will be so cataclysmic that nobody could doubt it!

If Hollywood is preaching it, we should be very careful, because it’s probably a lie. Then again, discernment is needed. Satan mixes truth with error, so just because there are end-of-the-world films about nuclear war, that does not mean it can’t happen. But we are not so sure anymore that it will happen.

We reasoned that finally people would wake up and the message would spread like wildfire, but keep in mind there are thousands of end-time sites for them to choose from. Who is to say that the spotlight would turn to our message? That might just be wishful thinking. Also, we have to wonder if world war is really God’s chosen way to announce the day and the hour the second time, as we believe will happen in the seventh plague. The announcement would need to come through something that is a little less man-made, and a little more spiritual, don’t you think? Besides, that method has been tried in the past...in WWI and WWII for example, not to mention other catastrophes. Isn’t that method a little too ordinary to qualify as God announcing the day and hour?

World religions will be praying for world peace. Could it be that the threat of world war is all rigged, and Satan will answer their prayers for peace, with a “cease-fire” among his various factions? It’s possible that he would do that just to destroy us with the ultimate non-event. Remember, Armageddon is a spiritual battle, and Satan’s goal is to destroy our faith, not our flesh.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (Matthew 24:6)

The sixth plague, which we are in now, is the preparation for Armageddon. The battle itself is the seventh plague. What if the battle—the spiritual battle—is a battle of faith despite no world war, no cataclysm, no nothing? Will we stand? Will Satan take away our faith with “peace, peace”?

We know that after they say “peace and security” at the meeting in Assisi, then sudden destruction will come. What we don’t know is just how sudden. Sudden does not mean immediately; it means without warning, and that could indicate the second coming itself at the end of the seventh plague, and not world war at the beginning of the seventh plague. After the prayer for peace, everyone will be lulled into a false sense of security that is the REASON why the destruction comes suddenly, or unexpectedly. Read the verse again and see if you notice something:

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day [of destruction] should overtake you as a thief. (1 Thessalonians 5:3-4)

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (Revelation 16:15)

Jesus comes “as a thief,” and Paul says that the day of destruction will not overtake us “as a thief” because we have the light. The same expression is used, which could mean that the day of destruction is none other than the day of, or a short time before, the second coming. That could be another hint that we must walk by faith almost all through the seventh plague! It could be, but we are not sure. Maybe world war or some other catastrophe really will happen, but we have to be prepared for the worst-possible scenario that will test our faith. This is a battle of faith, and we must be properly armed so that we can dodge everything that the enemy throws our way.

Drying of the Euphrates

The sixth plague begins with the drying of the Euphrates river. Of course it is symbolic and not talking about the literal drying up of the literal Euphrates, which has been going on for many years. It is talking about the last of the four rivers that flowed from Eden, symbolizing the water of life that flows from the throne of God, as explained in The Mystery of Ezekiel.

The Euphrates symbolizes the flowing currents of spiritual life from our ministry, so what does it mean that the Euphrates dries up at the beginning of the sixth plague? It’s simple... We have nothing more to give the people. We are at the point Ellen White prophesied of when she said the saints told the others “We have nothing for you.” It is not that we ourselves don’t have light, but that we know it will not benefit them because they do not have the love of the truth. What we say is foolishness to them. They did not prepare for it. They did not receive the light as it came, and did not follow the light. It is like the five wise virgins with oil in their lamps—they cannot give it to the others anymore, lest they themselves run out. We are at the point where it is dangerous to try to convince others, because they might un-convince us instead! You can’t reason with someone who is demon possessed, lest you get overpowered.

Let’s keep this in perspective. We must care for our brethren, wherever they are. If there are folks out there whom we have contact with, we need to be extra careful to nurture any who are on the right path, but distance ourselves from those who have turned away. We cannot afford to spend our precious “oil” of the Holy Spirit trying to convince those who do not want to be convinced.

This is not an arbitrary choice, as if we are just trying to fulfill the sixth plague prophecy. It is a consequence of understanding that possibly there will be no world war. And even if there is a world war, we cannot keep putting it before the people because then they would believe because of sight, not because of faith. The Euphrates is drying up—we have nothing to offer anymore. If the seventh plague begins without a bang, no matter what light we get to understand the situation and keep our own faith, we will not be able to defend our faith before the world with evidence.

At that point, we would be hanging on the rope from heaven by pure faith in the Word of God against total ridicule from the world.

Before us, on the other side of the chasm, was a beautiful field of green grass, about six inches high. I could not see the sun; but bright, soft beams of light, resembling fine gold and silver, were resting upon this field. Nothing I had seen upon earth could compare in beauty and glory with this field. But could we succeed in reaching it? was the anxious inquiry. Should the cord break, we must perish. Again, in whispered anguish, the words were breathed: “What holds the cord?” For a moment we hesitated to venture. Then we exclaimed: “Our only hope is to trust wholly to the cord. It has been our dependence all the difficult way. It will not fail us now.” Still we were hesitating and distressed. The words were then spoken: “God holds the cord. We need not fear.” These words were then repeated by those behind us, accompanied with: “He will not fail us now. He has brought us thus far in safety.” {2T 596.3}

We must be anchored in God, who holds the line. We must be prepared for what could come, and strengthen ourselves now during the sixth plague for the spiritual battle that is coming in the seventh plague. Come September 25, if nothing happens, our message will dry out completely. It is sad that we helped Babylon by warning about cataclysms for so long. Like the Euphrates, we supplied Babylon with our message. We dug our own grave, in that sense. Maybe that is what Ellen White spoke of when she said “Nearest the throne are those who were once zealous in the cause of Satan...”

What we did without a complete understanding is not a sin, but the important thing is that we don’t supply Babylon any more. The Euphrates must dry up in order for Babylon to fall. Our message will die, but with that death we will win the war if we keep the faith till the end.

Only the 144,000 go through to the end with a living soul, a living faith. It’s not about physical life.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

So the moment we come to the famous seeing that we are always looking for, must be the moment of the second coming itself, or just shortly before.

Not By Might, Nor By Power

The plagues fill chapter 16 of Revelation, then chapter 17 explains the whore, and then chapter 18 describes the destruction of Babylon. It is only logical that the destruction of Babylon will occupy the seventh plague, which we call the “Hour of Truth.” We have been preaching the fall of Babylon on September 25 ever since 2013, when we put together our Overview of Last Day Events chart, which shows the 1290 and 1260 timelines of visible events ending at that date. Then not long ago, we gained more light about the 28-day month as an “hour” on the clock. Thus, our understanding has been confirmed and improved as we’ve come closer to that hour of the destruction of Babylon.

And the kings of the earth...shall bewail her...saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. (from Revelation 18:9-10)

What does Revelation 18 describe? Definitely the destruction of Babylon, but is it destruction by world war? Hardly. If we understand the symbolism correctly, then the merchandise of Babylon is not talking about literal goods. It is talking about the false teachings, lies, superstitions, traditions, and other things that the world buys into, and through which they are ensnared.

We are facing the greatest spiritual battle of all time, and as we saw in earlier sections, the prayer for peace in Assisi shows that it is not directed at any other people in the whole wide world except this small little community of faith that believes according to Orion that it is time for the battle of Armageddon, not for peace. The whole world is against us, but we must stand firm because we know the reasons for our faith, and we know what is at stake!

We must win the war, and how shall we? Will we win the war if we are depending on a great catastrophe to confirm our faith? The Bible says that the war is not won by great events, but by the Holy Spirit:

Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)

What does God mean when He says we shall succeed by “My Spirit”? It is the Holy Spirit, clearly, but we know the Holy Spirit by another name: the Fourth Angel. It is the Fourth Angel’s message—the message of the Holy Spirit—that is supplied by the oil that flows from the olive trees to the seven lamps (Zechariah 4:2-3). It is through the Orion message that our faith is anchored in the return of our Lord Jesus Christ on October 24, 2016. Our faith is not anchored on World War III (or any other catastrophe) but in the Word of God.

We have to be prepared for all possibilities that might happen. We have to be prepared for a completely spiritual interpretation of the plagues if no world war comes. We have to get rid of the catastrophe-film idea of the time of plagues. God is not interested in the death of thousands of people who die in a world war or other catastrophe because they are not His people. What matters to God is if WE die, because we are His people, and if we die, then He dies! All the catastrophe stuff is a smokescreen; it is really about one single question: WILL I FIND FAITH!?!?!? It’s not about physical survival, but about whether your faith survives to the end. Of this time, Ellen White wrote:

Though a general decree [Sept. 25, 2015] has fixed the time when commandment keepers may be put to death [Sept. 25, 2016], their enemies will in some cases anticipate the decree, and before the time specified, will endeavor to take their lives. But none can pass the mighty guardians stationed about every faithful soul. Some are assailed in their flight from the cities and villages [leaving the churches]; but the swords raised against them break and fall powerless as a straw. Others are defended by angels in the form of men of war. – {Mar 268.5}

Ellen White’s vision speaks in symbolic language. What does a “sword” stand for, symbolically? The Word of God! Our enemies raise the Word of God against us, for example by quoting Matthew 24:36, but their straw man arguments do not stand up to our defense. Their Bibles are powerless in their hands.

As indicated in the quote, the enemies are not aware of the time. We have seven billion people against us who believe that time-setting is wrong. That’s what it is about, and that’s why they are praying for an extension of time through peace. Their goal is not to prevent war, but to kill our faith. They can make war or not make war whenever they want—that is all just a big show. The meeting in Assisi to pray for peace is for us to believe that if nothing happens on September 25, it is because their prayer was heard.

We have to understand the enemy’s plans, just like it says Behind Enemy Lines. He plans to take away our faith, and if he can do that, we’re dead. If our faith is tested for a few days after the seventh plague begins, maybe God will allow crazy Kim Jong-Un to push the red button to start nuclear war, who knows. We can’t say it won’t happen, but it looks probable that it won’t happen. Our faith must hold to the end, and if we do not lose faith, then Jesus can come.

Revelation 18 is about the fall of the whole Babylonian system. The whole Babylonian system will break down because of a small number of people on the earth. That’s our power! That is the power of the Fourth Angel’s message! A small number of people who don’t lose faith in the second coming.

If any of you erase October 24, 2016 from your mind, as we like to show on our profile pictures, we lose the war. Understand how serious this is, and that Jesus only said the seven stars cannot be plucked out of His hand. You must guard your faith vigilantly. There are “144,000” who must not die. If one of you falls, it could be that one too many that results in a lost war.

I Come as a Thief

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ...[And] if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:5,7)

It is an oft-repeated promise that many Christians have memorized. But do you realize what it says? There is a big “IF” there. If we want to know whether we truly believe in Jesus, as all Christians claim, then we may evaluate whether we are walking in the light that He has given us. Only then will we have fellowship with each other and with the Father, and only then will the blood of Jesus Christ cleanse us from all sin!

It is a sad reality that so many who claim to be followers of Jesus, in reality walk in darkness. To walk in darkness doesn’t refer to those who simply do not have greater light, but it refers to those who choose darkness rather than light. You can see it clearly when you present clear Scriptures to people, but rather than considering the light of the Bible, they choose their own traditions. They don’t want to walk in the light, because they aren’t willing to make the required sacrifice. They just want to feel good about themselves.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (John 3:18-19)

Many say that all that is necessary is that you “believe on the Lord” and you will be saved. And that is true, but what does it mean to believe on the Lord? This passage gives us the answer in reverse: If those who believe not are condemned because they loved darkness rather than light, then those who believe must love the light and come to the light! Paul understood this when he wrote to the Thessalonians:

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. (1 Thess 5:1-6)

He knew that they believed and were children of the light, i.e. they loved the light rather than darkness. This is the reason he gave that that day of sudden destruction would not come upon them as a thief. He knew that light would come that would preserve them from the surprise, and simply encouraged them to soberly watch for it.

The Orion Message is the light that Paul implied would come! It is about the return of Jesus, not about World War III. One of the things that sets this message apart from other time-setting messages is that it is full of spiritual significance and relevance to the perfection of Christian character necessary to meet the Lord without seeing death. It highlights the revelation of important truths through the history of the Adventist Church, and makes plain the difference between God’s way and the devil’s. It is the last great lighthouse of truth to guide the way home in these closing scenes before the Second Coming.

It is therefore very important to realize what its purpose is and what it is not! We may have liked it if we could say with certainty that a great event would happen on a given day, and when the day comes, it happens just as we expected, and then the whole world marvels over the prophetic accuracy of the message in our hands. But is that the purpose of the message? Is it so we can experience that vindication at last? No! It is so we can be prepared to meet the One we love and have been waiting our whole lives to meet! Whatever is necessary for that to happen, the message provides. The faith that can endure delay is developed as we patiently wait on the Lord, entrusting ourselves in every way to His care. This has been the experience of our journey.

And what about those who do not accept the light that has come into the world through this message? Jesus comes upon them as a thief. Now let that sink in for a moment. He COMES upon them as a thief. That means they weren’t expecting Him until the moment they see Him in the clouds. Jesus said it would be as it was in the days of Noah, and He said that the wicked “knew not until the flood came, and took them all away.” (Matthew 24:39) It wasn’t until they were drowning in the flood that they finally knew the time of their visitation! They did not sense that the end was near, but mocked Noah, even after he and his family were locked inside by a divine manifestation.

Likewise, we must maintain our faith until it becomes sight and we see our Lord’s face, even if there is no nuclear war or other cataclysm to wake people up to the nearness of His coming, but they instead continue to mock until their faces pale when they see us ascending and they fall to the ground at our feet. If one of the 144,000 loses their faith that the Father sent this message of Jesus in Orion by the Holy Spirit, then it’s Game Over! The whole Universe is depending on us to keep the faith to the very end. Yes, FAITH—not sight—to the very end. Jesus said:

And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:7-8)

It has been necessary for all of God’s children in every age to demonstrate faith. The first disciples had faith that the Man they followed was sent by the Father and rose from the dead. Christians throughout the next two millennia had faith that the words of Scripture were true and that the Man described therein was risen from the dead, ascended into heaven, and would come back as He promised. For our time, Jesus asks if He will find faith WHEN HE COMES. The faith required when He returns is faith that the message of His return (The Orion Message) is the Revelation sent from the Father.

Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. (Daniel 12:12)

The blessing in Daniel 12 is for those who come to the end of the 1335 days. It is for those who have the seal of time in Orion all the way to the end—all the way until our faith becomes sight. Our faith does not become sight at the start of nuclear war, for ours is not faith in nuclear war, but in Jesus’ coming! Our faith becomes sight when we look up and see Him returning with our own two eyes. Then the blessing is conferred as we are changed in the twinkle of an eye and are caught up together with the resurrected saints.

The reality is, though, that we don’t know exactly how soon we will see Him! We have said that it may be at the beginning of the hour of truth, when we come to the White Horse Star on the Plague cycle. But our faith must endure, even if “nothing happens” at the seventh plague! We must hold onto our faith even in the hour of truth! All we have is the last day of His trip: October 24, 2016.

Think about it scientifically for a moment. We don’t know HOW exactly the Holy City travels, and HOW it can go 1200+ lightyears in seven days, but to travel that distance in seven days, or even 28 days to be conservative, it would require traveling at speeds hundreds of thousands of times the speed of light. In terms of classical physics, we would not see it coming, because it would arrive before the waves of light from its movement reach our eyes (until it slows down, of course). It could be that the city will open something like a wormhole to get here without the trouble of long distances, but it’s still the same: we would not see it till it happens. It is quite possible that we will not see any visible proof until the very day of Jesus’ return. This would put us in a position similar to the Millerites. We have to wait till the last moment by faith, because it is possible that we will not come to seeing before it happens.

What about the small black cloud that grows brighter and brighter? We already gave one explanation for that in the last article, It is the Lord! We didn’t mean to exclude a literal cloud of angels appearing seven days before the coming, but it is possible that there will be no second fulfillment of that prophecy seven days, or any number of days, before the actual date of the second coming. It’s been fulfilled in the Orion message, which began to be proclaimed in these last seven years (the seven days).

In summary, let’s be careful that we do not misplace our faith, for it could be fatal if we do! Our faith is that the Lord has sent the Holy Spirit with this message in the outpouring of the Latter Rain—a message of spiritual preparation to meet our God on October 24, 2016. It is NOT a faith that the trumpets would wake up the world or that the plagues would be literal or that Betelgeuse would supernova or fireballs would fall or nuclear war would decimate the earth! It is a faith that we will live to see the Lord’s return in peace. May this, your faith, become a reality for you, regardless of what happens between now and then. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Maranatha!

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