The Last Countdown

I cannot deny my roots as a Seventh-day Adventist, for many reasons. I have been shaped by my deep interest in the Advent message and by over a decade of studying relevant Adventist literature (and by the influence of many sermons, which always go over the same topics in colorless monotony—an endless round of one GC-loyal pastor confirming the misleading assertions of another regarding Bible understanding). I have been shaped in such a way that it is often very hard for me to immediately understand new light in the right way and to leave the old patterns of thinking behind so I can distinguish the truth from the darkness that is in the current Advent message, which has been compromised, sadly. Woe, woe, woe to those who swallow everything unchecked that the oh-so-honorable pastors like Ted Wilson present as truth!

We still had a lot to learn in the years of the Orion message! We never discarded old doctrines, but we dusted them off, unearthed new jewels and today we are still working to grind and polish them so they will glisten with all their facets.

Searching for gems in spaceGod has placed at man’s feet His whole universe, with the most beautiful stars that bring to light the most colorful and awe-inspiring nebula stretching light-years across. He did this when He began to speak from Orion in 2010, but the people neither wanted to lift up their heads, as Jesus advised them,1 nor bow down to unearth the treasures that lay spread out before them. They behaved like the biblical swine before pearls: too stupid to recognize their value.

Even now that God had to slam the door of mercy shut in front of their snout, they continue to snort out their silly worn-out clichés, like the one—torn from all logical connection—that says that the Son of God does not even know the time. They do not understand that the Father has given everything to Jesus and that “everything” also includes the understanding of time.

For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. (John 5:20)

Those greater works are the clocks in Orion and the Vessel of Time, which Jesus received when the books of the seven seals and the seven thunders were handed over to Him after His inauguration for special service in the sanctuary2 in the year 1844. Now that segment of Jesus’ work has also reached its conclusion. Jesus has left the Most Holy Place and is sitting on the cloud, ready to thrust in the sickle.3

No, there is no more mercy. Those who were oinking against time setting before October 17, 2015 will oink on till the seventh plague, and those who took the pearls of truth with the right attitude in advance, will continue to hold the truth. It’s not my intention to lead anyone to repentance or to Jesus, who hasn’t already yielded to Him with honest conviction, and that’s not the reason why I commissioned this series of articles, probably the last, nor why all four authors of this website come once again to give their say.

Rather, it is out of respect for the ever-increasing splendor of God’s light, which has once again strengthened us for this almost superhuman effort to address a lost world that is populated mainly by unclean animals, and to set the harmonies of God before their eyes, and declare His infinite wisdom. Thereby we emphasize that we—as I mentioned at the outset—do not count as the super smart ones who grasp everything immediately and correctly, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;” 4

And... God still has people in the other flocks5 who must be called out, lest they receive the plagues of Babylon.6 They are the ones we want to reach with this last series, so they will understand the consequences of this message and stand for God by leaving Babylon—their churches—in protest: officially, and providing justification. They will form the great multitude,7 who will testify as the second army of God. Read what the fate of the Adventist Church was very carefully, so you don’t make the same mistakes! God wrote the history of His lukewarm “judgment church”8 in the heavens so that you can learn from it.

The Big Trap

The time of no buying and sellingProbably the biggest mind-bender for an old-school Seventh-day Adventist was the realization that the long-awaited pre-plague Sunday Law did not come according to a literal interpretation of Ellen White’s prophecies, but in the form of its twin, the pre-plague Sodomy Law in the US. In other words, it came with the UN tolerance laws, which have been manifested worldwide since their confirmation in September 2015 by “Pope” Francis, who is Satan in person. Now the result is that we can no longer “sell” the light of the Fourth Angel without restriction as we could before, because of Internet and Facebook censorship. The opportunity to “buy” is therefore also very limited. We have now been banned from more than 2000 groups, and Facebook hides our posts again and again for two weeks or more. Those issues were covered in detail in some of our recent articles!

Nevertheless, the fulfillment by the twin is not that difficult to comprehend. If you have ever taken a beginner’s Bible course, you should know that different books of the Bible embody different literary genres, and each has to be read with a corresponding mindset. For example, there is history, like the books of Kings and Chronicles, as well as the books of Moses. They employ language at the literal level (even if they contain types for prophecy). A person reads the events of such books of the Bible literally.

Then, there are poetic books like Job or the Song of Solomon, and the books which contain especially prophecy, which have completely different linguistic features: they use symbol-rich prophetic language, which is in no wise allowed to be read literally!

If we are dealing with a prophetic book or a prophet who is speaking about a vision or dream, we encounter symbols that require interpretation. We are certainly on the wrong track if we take such symbols literally.

Yet to this day, most Christians almost always understand the verses about the plagues in Revelation literally, even though it should be evident that humanity would be completely wiped out before the fifth plague, or even during the trumpets, if a mountain were literally cast into the sea,9 or a star (a sun) were to fall upon the earth.10 That is why we have misconceptions about the plagues and think that the total destruction of the world should begin as early as the beginning of the first plague. Yes, there will be total destruction, but it will happen in seven phases of increasing intensity. We were warned that the world would misconceive the time of plagues:

The righteous and the wicked will still be living upon the earth in their mortal state—men will be planting and building, eating and drinking, all unconscious that the final, irrevocable decision has been pronounced in the sanctuary above.—The Great Controversy, 491 (1911). {LDE 231.1}

When the irrevocable decision of the sanctuary has been pronounced, and the destiny of the world has been forever fixed, the inhabitants of the earth will know it not. The forms of religion will be continued by a people from whom the Spirit of God has been finally withdrawn, and the Satanic zeal with which the prince of evil will inspire them for the accomplishment of his malignant designs, will bear the semblance of zeal for God.—The Great Controversy, 615 (1911). {LDE 231.2}

Here is one quote about the time of trouble that is frequently overlooked:

The time of trouble, which is to increase until the end, is very near at hand...—The Review and Herald, November 24, 1904. {LDE 12.1}11

It is talking about the plagues (the time of trouble) which is described as “increasing,” which explains why people do not notice at first that it has already begun.

That is why logical thinking is needed, along with a careful interpretation of the prophetic symbols. Although many Adventist courses teach these truths, and the Adventists have been given the Spirit of Prophecy in the form of Ellen White, they do not handle her statements logically. On the one hand she is (rightly) honored as the great prophetess of the Advent movement—and some Adventists stick to her word stronger than the Bible which she herself referred to as the “greater light”12—while others prefer to see her in the “historical trash heap.”13

Both groups, however, overlook that a clear distinction of literary genre has to be made in her writings too. In particular, Testimonies for the Church, which includes direct advice on specific issues in literal language, has to be understood literally. However, she also had more than 2000 visions and dreams throughout her lifetime, and those had a lot of influence on what she wrote. When she begins a section with “I saw...” then we must be on guard, because it is the beginning of a shift from literal language to prophetic or symbolic language.14

All of Ellen White’s statements about the Sunday Law come from visions that the Lord had showed her, and therefore a literal fulfillment of a pre-plague Sunday Law should never have been expected; everyone should have always been looking for a fulfillment that the text could be pointing to in symbolic form. In plain English: if she was shown a Sunday Law in vision, which implies persecution, then it could mean anything other than a literal Sunday Law as long as it is in logical connection with the symbolism. We showed how Satan used the twin of the Sabbath to tempt the church, and God allowed it to test His church. Not one of the great Adventist theologians recognized this discrepancy in their understanding of Ellen White’s writings. Maybe none of them have ever taken an Adventist or Christian beginner’s Bible course—such as “The Bible for Dummies”!?

The Mark of the Beast

DudThrough the constant fixation that almost verges on bigotry regarding a pre-plague Sunday Law, the professed Advent people numbed themselves to other despicable things that God calls abomination in His Word. That is how it was possible for the ordination of women, LGBT tolerance and a variety of false doctrines to enter the church unnoticed. God allowed that because He wanted to test His people. If the people had been sensitive to recognize God’s holiness and the sinfulness of sin, then they would have been crying out at the entrance of the abomination in US national legislation and in the Protestant churches. Unfortunately, the Adventist “loud cry” bomb could have only been detonated by a highly specific trigger: the literal National Sunday Law in the US. Now, it is like a postwar dud buried somewhere beneath the ground, waiting for that one day after the Millennium when a clearing excavator accidentally happens to trigger the detonator. Regardless, the battle over the image of the beast15 has long since been fought, and the Adventist Church lost the battle and was overrun by the enemy. She signed her total surrender on July 8, 2015 when she refused to appear for the challenge at Mount Carmel.

As early as 2010 in the Orion study, I dug a little further into the question of who the group of people could be who do not have a clear understanding of what constitutes sin, and I followed the advice to study the fifth chapter of Revelation.

The fifth chapter of Revelation needs to be closely studied. It is of great importance to those who shall act a part in the work of God for these last days. There are some who are deceived. They do not realize what is coming on the earth. Those who have permitted their minds to become beclouded in regard to what constitutes sin are fearfully deceived. Unless they make a decided change they will be found wanting when God pronounces judgment upon the children of men. They have transgressed the law and broken the everlasting covenant, and they will receive according to their works. {9T 267.1}

The Adventist Church broke the commandments of God in a variety of ways (just not the Sabbath, because that would be too obvious). Thus they fell in line with the ranks of the fallen daughters of Babylon, who have “ecumenism” written on their forehead and faithfully shake hands with the pope. Today, there is no difference between the pope’s publicly stated 2015 objectives and the current goals of the SDA Church.16

They are still waiting for the mark of the beast, which they understand as the acceptance of Sunday sacredness under penalty of the law enforced by the state governments. But because they interpreted the prophecy that was given to them literally, they did not recognize that the beast of Revelation 17 is the New World Order of the UN. This “beast” (the biblical symbol for a world-dominating power) is being ridden (controlled) by the harlot (the Roman Church under Pope Francis).17 That which would have happened literally in the 1880s, if the church would have remained faithful, must now serve as a symbol for the events that we all experienced over the past few years in the judgment of the living from 2012 to 2015.

By understanding who this beast is, namely the United Nations, one also understands what the mark of the beast is. As Sunday is the mark of the legislative authority of the Roman Church, the laws of the United Nations are its mark. The law that was trumpeted everywhere on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations on October 24, 2015 was the tolerance law over the whole planet. That was the High Sabbath at the end of the Orion judgment cycle (the second possibility of the Day of Atonement in 2015, just like in 1844), which was also the beginning of the first day of the Orion plague cycle (October 24/25, 2015). Exactly one month earlier, “Pope” Francis had given his orders for the worldwide establishment of a false tolerance of everyone who is against God’s laws, while clearly advocating intolerance against those whom he designated as having the mental “disease of fundamentalism.”18 The new tolerance of human perversions is supported by the followers of the LGBT and women’s ordination movements and the advocates of the uncontrolled streams of “refugees” who are being welcomed with open arms. It is against God’s Word and thus against His law, and so this global legislation of the UN has become the mark of the beast. Anyone who condones those things takes the mark of the beast, and receives the plagues.19

The Adventist Church lost no time with President Ted Wilson snuggling up to Ban Ki-Moon (and therefore also Satan Francis) to assure him of their loyalty. Nearly one hundred thousand Adventists read our report about the leadership’s betrayal of their own people, but almost no one—just a handful—made the church suffer the consequences by leaving it in protest, since it had clearly accepted the mark of the beast.

The Fatal Choice

Unsanctified ministers are arraying themselves against God. They are praising Christ and the God of this world in the same breath. While professedly they receive Christ, they embrace Barabbas, and by their actions say, “Not this Man, but Barabbas.” Let all who read these lines, take heed. Satan has made his boast of what he can do. He thinks to dissolve the unity which Christ prayed might exist in His church. He says, “I will go forth and be a lying spirit to deceive those that I can, to criticize, and condemn, and falsify.” Let the son of deceit and false witness be entertained by a church that has had great light, great evidence, and that church will discard the message the Lord has sent, and receive the most unreasonable assertions and false suppositions and false theories. Satan laughs at their folly, for he knows what truth is. {TM 409.2}

Many will stand in our pulpits with the torch of false prophecy in their hands, kindled from the hellish torch of Satan. If doubts and unbelief are cherished, the faithful ministers will be removed from the people who think they know so much. “If thou hadst known,” said Christ, “even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. {TM 409.3}

They have become the third rejected people of God. History repeated once more with her: first it was the Jews... then it was Christianity, with the Catholic Church and fallen Protestantism... and finally now the Adventist Church—the seventh church; the spat-out Laodicea.20

We warned for more than five long years, together with the three angels of Revelation 14, about the nearing end of the time of mercy. Then we cried together with the angel of Revelation 18: “Come out of her, my people!” and explained that all the churches have fallen,21 as is made clear by the description of the special “144,000” residents of Philadelphia22 (which accommodates all the faithful from the beginning of the third angel’s message in 1846 until the second coming of Jesus), for they are virgins, and have not been defiled with women (symbolizing churches).23 The echo of our warnings died away unheeded.

We warned many times that the judgments of God could have begun, but we were delivered into the bleating of misguided sheep because Jesus put mercy before justice. Four times He cried “Hold!” and four times He called “My blood!” in the trumpet cycle, from February 2014 to October 2015.

Trumpets of Grace

How many times we have been urged to finally give up, but whenever our situation appeared hopeless, a new ray of light came from the throne of God and spurred us on with renewed courage. It fulfills the prophecy of The Shaking:

I saw some, with strong faith and agonizing cries, pleading with God. Their countenances were pale and marked with deep anxiety, expressive of their internal struggle. Firmness and great earnestness was expressed in their countenances; large drops of perspiration fell from their foreheads. Now and then their faces would light up with the marks of God’s approbation, and again the same solemn, earnest, anxious look would settle upon them. {EW 269.1}

Evil angels crowded around, pressing darkness upon them to shut out Jesus from their view, that their eyes might be drawn to the darkness that surrounded them, and thus they be led to distrust God and murmur against Him. Their only safety was in keeping their eyes directed upward [to Orion]. Angels of God had charge over His people, and as the poisonous atmosphere of evil angels was pressed around these anxious ones, the heavenly angels were continually wafting their wings over them to scatter the thick darkness. {EW 269.2}

As the praying ones continued their earnest cries, at times a ray of light from Jesus came to them, to encourage their hearts and light up their countenances. Some, I saw, did not participate in this work of agonizing and pleading. They seemed indifferent and careless. They were not resisting the darkness around them, and it shut them in like a thick cloud. The angels of God left these and went to the aid of the earnest, praying ones. I saw angels of God hasten to the assistance of all who were struggling with all their power to resist the evil angels and trying to help themselves by calling upon God with perseverance. But His angels left those who made no effort to help themselves, and I lost sight of them. {EW 270.1}

Open Questions

Like Elijah, we often ask ourselves: Where are the rest of the 144,000, who should fight with us? Where are they hiding? Are they too cowardly to come out and take their stand as God’s witnesses? Or are other Bible students right, in saying that the majority of them are already dead, even though the Spirit of Prophecy24 says that they are from among the living who will go through the plagues?25

Today, we know that 144,000 is a highly symbolic number which represents the 12 Adventist pioneers at the beginning of the judgment of the dead and the 12 pioneers of the High Sabbath Adventists at the beginning of the judgment of the living and doesn’t indicate an actual number of people. However many they may be, they were all sealed with the Great Seal of God in Orion before the great time of trouble. Now at harvest time in the final phase of Earth’s history, they will call out a multitude of people (biblically 1000) from the fallen churches (all of them are fallen!)—these will be people who have consecrated their hearts to God and thus belong to Him. 26 That was already addressed in the previous article of this last series for the glory of God. How can they still receive the seal of the church of Philadelphia, and what exactly is their duty in these last days? How can they prove their “brotherly love” and thus live up to the name of Philadelphia?

We also asked ourselves: Why didn’t God answer the Carmel challenge on July 8, 2015 with fire from heaven, as we expected? Why didn’t He confirm the remnant of His people, like He did back then with Elijah? Why didn’t He allow us to receive any confirmation of this date, except through the fallen “prophet” who is fiercely fighting against us, Ernie Knoll?27 He said clearly that Jesus was about to make things happen on that very day, but once again He gave grace. Why did God allow our “enemy” to confirm us, while our “brethren” were staggering because of their supposed victory and cutting themselves (like the priests of Baal) off from eternal life?

We waited in vain on that day for the earthquake of Revelation 11, which goes hand in hand with the sixth trumpet (the second woe) and should have cleansed the church:

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)

Man of little faithWhy didn’t any of this happen? Why didn’t the roof of the Alamodome collapse and bury the unfaithful leaders under it? Then, many of the people could have been saved (and through them, many more people). Today we know that the church leadership pulled a trick for greed, to pull themselves out of the noose of their own loyalty to the UN. God responded in His own way: He inflicted the worst possible punishment that a people can receive—He abandoned them and completely gave up on giving the purifying and chastening rebukes that love would have given. There was simply nothing to cleanse anymore. The ship went down with mice and men, or sheep and pastors, respectively.

Did the Carmel Challenge fail, then? Did God also reject His little remnant people, the High Sabbath Adventists? Why didn’t the fire fall from heaven? And what about the other Christians? Are they all lost since the door of mercy closed, or is there still hope for them that someone will bring a lifeline message to seal them into the church of Philadelphia?

Like Peter, we happily jumped up when Jesus appeared in the storm on the sea, walking on water and waving to us. We were confident that we could meet Him walking on water too, by showing the same willingness to sacrifice as He did. Like Moses, we willingly offered our eternal lives,28 if only the struggle could be won for the sake of the intelligent life in the universe,29 and that our Lord would not have died for mankind in vain.

And yet, as we neared the threshold of the plagues and no fire had fallen from the sky at the sixth trumpet, we also began to sink like Peter. We closed the web sites for two times three and a half days, and prayerfully sorted our thoughts. Then the two witnesses rose again. Jesus had taken us by the hand again, and He pulled us out of the darkness of the surrounding waters (peoples, nations, languages30) while we heard the words that were addressed to Peter echoing in the night: “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” 31

That warning prepared most of us for the beginning of the first plague on October 25, 2015, when the expected gamma-ray burst failed to materialize and instead “only” a hurricane (even if it was the greatest in history) blew and relented without causing a big disaster.

And when they [Jesus and Peter] were come into the ship, the wind ceased. (Matthew 14:32)

We could not allow ourselves to be confused by the roaring of the mockers; we had to show faith. This is a faith that has the patience to endure supposed delays, and it is of a quality that corresponds to Jesus’ unshakable faith through trials:

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. (Revelation 14:12)

We were already in the time of plagues when the Holy Spirit guided us to realize that Jesus had brought us into this situation deliberately, to send us another one of His encouraging beams of light.

At the Fork in the Road

Biblical events which were given to us as types for the last days are not to be considered separately and without context. Jesus’ walking on water and Peter’s doubt took place between two important events: the feeding of the 5000 and the feeding of the 4000.

The Crossroads of DecisionFew people know the differences between the two feedings, and therefore they overlook that they represent a fork in the road and a transition between two phases of the preaching of the Gospel.

In its additional comments to Matthew chapter 15, The SDA Bible Commentary analyzed how the feeding of the 5000 still pertained to the Jews, while the feeding of the 4000 was for non-Jews or Gentiles. The Spirit of Prophecy explains why the disciples did not understand that the 4000 would also be fed by a miracle, like the 5000 previously were:

Jesus went up into a mountain, and there the multitude flocked to Him, bringing their sick and lame, and laying them at His feet. He healed them all; and the people, heathen as they were, glorified the God of Israel. For three days they continued to throng about the Saviour, sleeping at night in the open air, and through the day pressing eagerly to hear the words of Christ, and to see His works. At the end of three days their food was spent. Jesus would not send them away hungry, and He called upon His disciples to give them food. Again the disciples revealed their unbelief. At Bethsaida they had seen how, with Christ’s blessing, their little store availed for the feeding of the multitude; yet they did not now bring forward their all, trusting His power to multiply it for the hungry crowds. Moreover, those whom He fed at Bethsaida were Jews; these were Gentiles and heathen. Jewish prejudice was still strong in the hearts of the disciples, and they answered Jesus, “Whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?” But obedient to His word they brought Him what they had,—seven loaves and two fishes. The multitude were fed, seven large baskets of fragments remaining. Four thousand men, besides women and children, were thus refreshed, and Jesus sent them away with glad and grateful hearts. {DA 404.3}

Between the two feedings, the big transition took place from Jesus’ ministry in Galilee (the Jewish area) to that of the northern Phoenician region. It happened just one year before His death on the cross.

In the Bible Commentary for Matthew 15:21 we read as follows:

The following incident probably occurred in the late spring of a.d. 30, possibly about the month of May. With the feeding of the 5,000 and the Sermon on the Bread of Life in the synagogue at Capernaum (see on John 6:1, 25), the Galilean ministry reached its climax. The tide of popularity began to turn against Jesus as it had the year before in Judea (see DA 393), and the majority of those who had considered themselves His followers rejected Him (see on John 6:60–66). This had been but a few days before the Passover of that year, which Jesus did not attend (see on Mark 7:1).

The Third Galilean Tour had greatly alarmed the Jewish leaders (see DA 395; see on Mark 6:14). After the Passover a delegation from Jerusalem confronted Jesus with the charge that He was breaking down the religious requirements (see Mark 7:1–23). But He silenced them by revealing their hypocrisy, and they went away in great anger and rage (see DA 398). Their attitude and threats made clear that His life was in danger (DA 398, 401). So in harmony with the counsel He had previously given the disciples He retired from Galilee for a time (see on Matt. 10:14, 23), as He had from Judea the year before when rejected by the leaders there (see on ch. 4:12).

This retirement northward marks the opening of a new period in Christ’s ministry, and the close of His ministry in Galilee, to which He had devoted approximately one year, from about the Passover of a.d. 29 to that of a.d. 30. It was now less than one year before His death.

Although the immediate circumstance that prompted Jesus’ withdrawal to the region of Phoenicia was the encounter with the scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem, the journey had positive objectives also. Jesus had a definite purpose not only in leaving Galilee but also in going to the general region of Phoenicia. Now that He had been rejected by the Jews both in Judea and in Galilee, Jesus sought an opportunity to instruct His disciples in laboring for non-Jews. The heathen needed the gospel, and He now began a series of lessons designed to lead the disciples to realize the needs of the heathen and the fact that they too were prospective candidates for the kingdom of heaven. The withdrawal to Phoenicia provided an excellent opportunity for such instruction (see DA 400). Jesus performed but one miracle during the course of this visit to Phoenicia. This visit, however, was clearly not a missionary journey in the sense that the three tours of Galilee were, for upon arrival Jesus went into seclusion, and planned to keep His presence there a secret (see Mark 7:24).

Jesus’ life and ministry are a type for the time of the 144,000. Even we, the High Sabbath Adventists, found ourselves at the crossroads on July 8, 2015, torn between preaching to Seventh-day Adventists, our own people with whom we have a common teaching basis, and preaching to a people that we would describe as the “modern heathens:” apostate Protestants, who are falling toward Catholicism, and the Catholics themselves, with whom faith in Jesus Christ is our only common base, if even that. (Most of them are now looking for a common doctrinal base in the faith of Abraham, to unite with other world religions such as Judaism and Islam.)

We realized that the apostate SDA church is no longer God’s people and had become a daughter of Babylon. Ellen White warned that it could happen, even if people always bring quotes that apparently say the opposite.32 Therefore, we started to direct our preaching at that time especially to non-Adventist Christians, almost a year before the expected return of the Lord and just before the plagues, as Jesus had shown us by His preaching to the Phoenicians after the Jews had rejected Him and had begun to conspire against Him.

Like Jesus, we were abandoned by many of our professed followers when the Carmel Challenge apparently failed, and we had to bear a lot of accusations on the part of their leaders. Still, when they could not deny the truth of the High Sabbaths and we exposed their hypocrisy in some of our current World News, they removed us from nearly all SDA groups in Facebook and tried to silence us in that way. It had become impossible for us to offer the messages of God from heaven, as merchandise in the “world market.”

It’s also noteworthy how Jesus clearly indicates with His behavior that it really is about the time of plagues, when we were to call out the last of the people of God from the other churches: “...Jesus went into seclusion, and planned to keep His presence there a secret.”

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. (Isaiah 26:20)

Now let’s take a brief look at the biblical symbolism of the numbers associated with the feeding of the 5000 and 4000, and what they could mean.

In the feeding of the 5000, we have the numbers: 5 loaves and 2 fish = 7 units of nourishment with 12 baskets left over. The diligent student will immediately notice that we have figures from the Orion study in front of us. The number of Jesus (7) and the number of the covenant (12) are clearly present. If we multiply them, we will get 7 × 12 = 84, which represents half of the result of the Orion-formula, the 168-year duration of the judgment of the dead.

A logical and very nice hint comes out of this too. In His preaching to the Jews, Jesus only fulfilled the first part of the covenant, while the second part should be fulfilled by the High Sabbath Adventists during the time of judgment of the living from May 2012 to October 2015. The investigative judgment came to an end only through the straight testimony of the True Witness, when Jesus spoke from heaven (Orion), and all living Adventists were shaken and brought to the point of decision.

I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans. This will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. Some will not bear this straight testimony. They will rise up against it, and this is what will cause a shaking among God’s people. {EW 270.2}

In the feeding of the 4000 heathens, we have the number of Jesus (7) again in the seven loaves. Interestingly, there is no mention of the number of fish in the biblical text. However, we get the number 7 again in the leftover baskets. Due to the fact that this feeding was for the heathen nations, it stands to reason that it is about the trumpet cycle33 with the seven trumpets, during which time we began to withdraw more and more from the Adventist Church because of their rejection of God’s message. The seven baskets remaining would then stand for the time of the seven last plagues, where the remnants of the message can also reach the remnant of the people of God, and will provide spiritual nourishment in the time of spiritual hunger for them.34 In the previous article, Brother Gerhard explained when these days of the wheat harvest will begin.

There are some other significant differences between the two feedings which support such an interpretation. For example, the feeding of the 5000 was carried out in a green grassland, while the feeding of the 4000 happened in the dry desert—which symbolizes the time of plagues.

Which group of people received Jesus’ teachings better? The Jews or the Gentiles? The number of leftover baskets indicates that the Jews, although they were greater in number, left over much more food (doctrines) than the group of heathens (only seven instead of twelve baskets). Thus history has repeated (or will repeat): The Adventists left 12 baskets over, which means that they have left or forsaken the covenant (12). However, those who accepted the truth during the trumpet cycle and those who will yet receive it in the plague cycle, will reach perfection in Jesus (7).

Bread and fish for our timeThe loaves symbolize the Orion message in which Jesus shows His body with His wounds in Orion. The fish represent the blood of Christ or His DNA, which is replicated in His true followers who understand and accept the High Sabbath List.

Those who have no part in these final messages of Christ and His sacrifice35 have no part in His body (bread) and blood (fish = DNA), and will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. The only ones who truly keep the Last Supper are those who know how to interpret the signs in the heavens and are ready to give their (eternal) life for others.

December 16, 1848, the Lord gave me a view of the shaking of the powers of the heavens. I saw that when the Lord said “heaven,” in giving the signs recorded by Matthew, Mark, and Luke, He meant heaven, and when He said “earth” He meant earth. The powers of heaven are the sun, moon, and stars. They rule in the heavens. The powers of earth are those that rule on the earth. The powers of heaven will be shaken at the voice of God. Then the sun, moon, and stars will be moved out of their places. They will not pass away, but be shaken by the voice of God. {EW 41.1}

Dark, heavy clouds came up and clashed against each other. The atmosphere parted and rolled back; then we could look up through the open space in Orion, whence came the voice of God. The Holy City will come down through that open space.... {EW 41.2}

The courses of the sun and moon determined the table of the High Sabbaths in the Vessel of Time according to the specific instructions of the feast days of the Lord in the Bible.36 They taught us the history of Seventh-day Adventism and many of its important points of belief, which are necessary for salvation.

The stars of Orion unfurled the book of the seven seals and told us the history of mankind, from the beginning of the creation of man, across the time of the judgment and all the way to the end of the world. No, the heavenly bodies have not passed away nor been destroyed, but they did cause the shaking. God’s people were swept away when they should have trembled at His voice. Most people only heard thunder without understanding any meaning behind it. What a pity!

The living saints, 144,000 in number, knew and understood the voice, while the wicked thought it was thunder and an earthquake. When God spoke the time, He poured upon us the Holy Ghost, and our faces began to light up and shine with the glory of God, as Moses’ did when he came down from Mount Sinai. {EW 14.1}

We were at the crossroads and decided to continue going along the stony way that involves willingness to sacrifice.

Often we hesitate, unwilling to give all that we have, fearing to spend and to be spent for others. But Jesus has bidden us, “Give ye them to eat.” His command is a promise; and behind it is the same power that fed the multitude beside the sea. {DA 369.2}

In Christ’s act of supplying the temporal necessities of a hungry multitude is wrapped up a deep spiritual lesson for all His workers. Christ received from the Father; He imparted to the disciples; they imparted to the multitude; and the people to one another. So all who are united to Christ will receive from Him the bread of life, the heavenly food, and impart it to others. {DA 369.3}

Did you take the same path as we did, and were you wakefully watching with Jesus before the time of trouble came? Then you probably also received the Great Seal and belong to the “144,000” wise37 who will now feed the great multitude. If not, now you have the chance to eat the food that the unwise have left over.

The Night Watches

The new discoveries that are revealed in this final series of articles were given to us mainly at the commencement of the second plague (the first pair of throne lines marking December 2-5, 2015 on the plague cycle) and the feast of lights, Hanukkah, (from December 7-14, 201538). It came through the influence of the Holy Spirit, like the light that came through the miracle of the oil,39 so we think that it is still the Lord’s will for us to pass it on to you.

Modern night watchIf we are still too blind to recognize the full light of the sun Alnitak,40 then the Lord sends dreams that lighten our pathway to Bible truth. One such dream led us to the story of Jesus walking on water and to the understanding that it corresponds to July 8, 2015, when we and the SDA Church stood at the fork in the road like Peter. Still, it took a certain time till we were permitted to recognize that the Lord’s precise timing is connected with that event.

And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. (Matthew 14:25)

As we read that, we should remember that Ellen G. White made a clear statement about the night watches in relation to her time:

I saw that watch after watch was in the past. Because of this, should there be a lack of vigilance? Oh, no! There is the greater necessity of unceasing watchfulness, for now the moments are fewer than before the passing of the first watch. Now the period of waiting is necessarily shorter than at first. If we watched with unabated vigilance then, how much more need of double watchfulness in the second watch. The passing of the second watch has brought us to the third, and now it is inexcusable to abate our watchfulness. The third watch calls for threefold earnestness. To become impatient now would be to lose all our earnest, persevering watching heretofore. The long night of gloom is trying; but the morning is deferred in mercy, because if the Master should come, so many would be found unready. God’s unwillingness to have His people perish has been the reason for so long delay. But the coming of the morning to the faithful, and of the night to the unfaithful, is right upon us. By waiting and watching, God’s people are to manifest their peculiar character, their separation from the world. By our watching position we are to show that we are truly strangers and pilgrims upon the earth. The difference between those who love the world and those who love Christ is so plain as to be unmistakable. While worldlings are all earnestness and ambition to secure earthly treasure, God’s people are not conformed to the world, but show by their earnest, watching, waiting position that they are transformed; that their home is not in this world, but that they are seeking a better country, even a heavenly. {2T 193.3}

The statement that the Adventists were already in the third watch, was according to a vision in 1868. Now we must harmonize all of the four night watches with this date and with the assurance that we were already in the fourth night watch on July 8, 2015.

In our toolbox, we need the knowledge that the Jews divided up the night watches into three shifts, while the gospels speak of four night watches according to the practice of the Romans. Since we were led to this study through the Bible verse with Peter, we should take four night watches—not to copy the Romans, but to stay with the biblical model. With four divisions, the night watches span the following times: sunset to 9 o’clock p.m., 9 o’clock p.m. until midnight, midnight to 3 o’clock a.m., and 3 o’clock a.m. until sunrise.

A Difficult Topic

While we were discussing this issue in our study forum, we noticed that the night watches are apparently oriented close to the Orion cycles. We saw, for example, good agreement with the events of the Great Orion Cycle that began with the creation of Adam and ended with the first coming of Jesus. Waiting for Jesus’ first coming was certainly part of the “first watch.” The second watch could have been the next period of waiting for the second coming of Jesus, which could have ended with William Miller’s prediction regarding Jesus’ return in 1844. That night watch would largely correspond to the Christian era, and thus the “outside” part of the Book of Seven Seals. The third night watch would then settle in at the beginning of the investigative judgment. Again, it would have begun and ended at the borders of an Orion cycle. The statement of Ellen White above, that the church was in the third watch in 1868, would harmonize with that. Therefore, we concluded that the dream that indicated to us that July 8, 2015 is a date within the fourth night watch must hint that the Orion trumpet cycle portrays the fourth night watch.

Brain stormingAlthough it will turn out that the last conclusion is in fact correct, there are some problems with the view that all night watches are aligned to the beginning and end of Orion cycles:

The Great Orion Cycle begins with the creation of Adam and ends with the birth of Jesus, but Adam and Eve did not begin to wait and watch for Jesus until they had fallen into sin. They still had perfect communion with Him prior to that time. Neither did the night watch end when Jesus was born, because His ministry did not begin until about 30 years later. The real purpose of waiting during the night watch was to see the establishment of His kingdom and the end of sin.

In the Christian era, we have a problem determining when the second night watch began. Was it with Jesus’ death on the cross in the year 31?41 Was it at the closing of the door of mercy for the Jewish nation in the year 34 and the beginning of Paul’s preaching to the non-Jews? Or was it even as late as the destruction of Jerusalem in a.d. 70? The end of this second night watch is not as clear as it might seem at first glance either. Could Jesus have really come in 1844, when Ellen White says that it was “only a test” for the faithful, and in truth it was the beginning of the investigative judgment in heaven? Or could Jesus have come even before 1844? We have no biblical evidence for any such scenario.

What about the judgment cycle of the Orion Clock, where the 1868 statement of Ellen White comes into play, saying that this year pertained already to the time of the third night watch? What should we do with the Sabbath question, which didn’t really begin to be prominent until 1846? And in 1856, Ellen White said that the church had become Laodicea... is that something we need to consider too? In that vein, if the third night watch began in 1844 or 1846, why didn’t the great Adventist prophetess receive the hint in vision until about 20 years later? In this cycle, we also have the definite possibility that Jesus could have come in 1890! Did the third night watch end with that, and the fourth begin? Then, the idea would be flawed that the next Orion cycle (the trumpet cycle) represents the fourth night watch, and the dream date of July 8, 2015 would be rather unimportant, or given very late as a hint.

Some brought up the idea that the night watches could be aligned to the messages of the angels of Revelation 14, but then the first and second night watches would come together at their end and would have lasted only a few years, while the third from 1846 (the Sabbath truth) would have lasted until 2010, when the Orion message began. Or should we take 1888 instead, the year that was mentioned by Ellen White as the beginning of the fourth angel’s message? How could it be that she said that we are now (during the third night watch) much closer to the “morning” of His coming than as in the first or second night watch, since those ones were so brief and the third or fourth were many years longer?

All of those approaches pose difficulties and certainly come with more questions than answers. Nonetheless, the problem of the night watches is a very interesting topic for well-grounded time setters and those who are interested in biblical prophecy!

The Watchman’s Signal

Night watchmanWhen I prayed about this topic, it became clear that we would need a sign to differentiate the night watches—a clear signal that would indicate that one night watch had ended, and another one had started. I instantly remembered that the night watchmen in old Europe gave signals to keep the people calm and show that they were on guard.42 Bells were sounded aboard ships too,43 which aligned with the watches of the guard.

Then I did some research and immediately found that both the Jews and the Romans announced their change of guard with trumpets or horns. In the Agape Bible Study course, we find a very interesting piece on the customs in Bible times. I quote:

The end of each watch, and the beginning of the next was signaled by a trumpet blast. The Third Watch was from Midnight to 3AM. At the close of the Third Watch a signal was given by the Roman guards–a trumpet was blown to signal the end of the Watch and the change of the guard. This trumpet blast at the end of the Third Watch was called the “gallicinium” or “the cockcrow”. If Jesus was identifying the time of Peter’s last denial as just before “a the cock crows,” it could not a specific time–roosters are notoriously unpredictable in their crowing, and there was a rabbinic ordinance against keeping chickens within the walls of the Holy City because it was feared that their scratching would produce “unclean things,” thereby violating the purity laws (J. Jeremias, Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus, page 47, note 44). However, if Jesus was referring to the gallicinium, “the hour of the cockcrow” this was a precise military signal (Anchor Bible: The Gospel According to John, page 828). St. Mark’s Gospel includes an additional detail. In Mark 14:30 Jesus says: In truth I tell you, this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will have disowned me three times. And then records the fulfillment of Jesus prophecy in Mark 14:71-72: But he started cursing and swearing, ‘I do not know the man you speak of.’ And at once the cock crowed for the second time... The Mishnah, the record of the oral traditions and Temple service, identify the “cockcrow” as a signal. In the Jerusalem Temple, it was at the signal of the cockcrow that the priest who was the superintendant for the morning service alerted the priests who were serving in the morning liturgical service to ritually bathe and dress in their liturgical garments (Mishnah: Tamid 1:2).

According to that study, the second crow of the cock that Jesus spoke about would have been the Roman signal that was to come from the watchman a little later. The more we understand the customs of that time, the clearer our view of Bible prophecy is. That is only natural since it uses the language of that era in its symbolism. God has given us clear signals to indicate the change of guard: the trumpets of Revelation.

In his book The Ends of Time, the Adventist author, Eugene Shubert, deals with the subject of the night watches, among other things, and connects them to the seals, trumpets, and plagues of Revelation. I agree with his basic idea, but I want to refine it with the additional knowledge that we have today from our many years of study. Anyone who wants to study the issue more deeply than it is possible to do in the context of an article should get that book.

The Start of a Long Night

The first night watch began exactly 66 years and 6 months (666) after the start of the Great Orion Cycle with God’s promise to Adam and Eve that the Messiah would come.44 Mankind had to wait 4000 years until He actually came. If the Jews had recognized and believed Him, then all of the biblical prophecies concerning the Messiah and salvation would have been fulfilled at the time of Jesus’ first advent.

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (1 Corinthians 2:7-8)

Destruction of Jerusalem, AD 70Since Jesus was rejected by his own people, given to crucifixion and killed, the waiting time had first of all to be extended about 1800 years. The people who rejected Him were condemned by God and had to go into the diaspora, a long arduous wandering in the “wilderness.” The door of mercy was closed for those people in the year 34 a.d. in accordance with Daniel’s 70-week prophecy, and God’s judgments began later in 70 a.d. when Jerusalem was destroyed. That destruction is categorized by many interpreters as the first (classical) trumpet of Revelation. Ellen White even begins her greatest work, The Great Controversy, with that sad chapter about God’s former people. The trumpets were thus a punishment for the apostate people, and at the same time they were the signal for the guard change from the first night watch to the second. Although other interpreters have the trumpets beginning later with the decline of the Roman Empire, I personally like the interpretation where the first trumpet goes with the destruction of Jerusalem...

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17)

Thus, the second watch started on the day of the first trumpet blast of the seven classical trumpets of Revelation, wherein the Jews were especially punished, and later the Romans (first the Empire and later the Church). We can even put a historically accurate date to the changing of the guard: it was at Passover in 70 a.d. with the siege of the city, including all people who were within its walls. It became a never-to-be-forgotten massacre.

The blind obstinacy of the Jewish leaders, and the detestable crimes perpetrated within the besieged city, excited the horror and indignation of the Romans, and Titus at last decided to take the temple by storm. He determined, however, that if possible it should be saved from destruction. But his commands were disregarded. After he had retired to his tent at night, the Jews, sallying from the temple, attacked the soldiers without. In the struggle, a firebrand was flung by a soldier through an opening in the porch, and immediately the cedar-lined chambers about the holy house were in a blaze. Titus rushed to the place, followed by his generals and legionaries, and commanded the soldiers to quench the flames. His words were unheeded. In their fury the soldiers hurled blazing brands into the chambers adjoining the temple, and then with their swords they slaughtered in great numbers those who had found shelter there. Blood flowed down the temple steps like water. Thousands upon thousands of Jews perished. Above the sound of battle, voices were heard shouting: “Ichabod!”—the glory is departed. {GC 33.1}

One should note that the first watch did not start with a trumpet blast. The first trumpet blast was for the change to the second watch. That corresponds to the biblical arrangement of the seven trumpets, which are preceded by the description of the seven churches and seven seals.

It is not surprising to us that at this point, Eugene Shubert gets into trouble with his theory. Based on the previously existing knowledge within Adventism, there are no other trumpets that could be used to indicate another change of guard. Thus, their interpretations wither away to the spiritual nirvana of an incomplete view of the truth.

We, by contrast, know that there are two other extremely important repetitions of the seven trumpets of Revelation: the repetition of the trumpets during the judgment cycle of the Orion Clock according to the model of Jericho, and the Orion Clock’s trumpet cycle itself, which was given to us along with the plague cycle on the date of the coming down of the Fourth Angel. That makes it quite easy for us to accurately determine the dates of the next guard changes and to comprehend the resulting harmonies in all their prophetic beauty.

The Second Change of Guard

Let’s recap what Eugene Shubert says about the second night watch:

The second cycle, the Seven Trumpets (shofars), articulate the idea that Christ could have come after the Protestant Reformation and its (conditional) culmination in the Millerite Movement, had the believers “after the great disappointment in 1844, held fast their faith, and followed on unitedly in the opening providence of God, receiving the message of the third angel and in the power of the Holy Spirit proclaiming it to the world...”45

The condition was that the Millerite leadership, as well as those who had experienced the worldwide prophetic awakening, had to accept the Sabbath as a biblically-binding truth for salvation. If they had done so, then Christ would have actually come in the years after 1846. Instead, unfortunately, the Protestants rejected the prophetic light about the investigative judgment on the grounds of the supposed disappointment, and they henceforth condemned any and all time-setting. Shortly thereafter they rejected the Sabbath as well, and surrendered completely into the hands of Rome and the Roman Emperor, Satan.

Since Eugene Shubert ran out of trumpets, he had to reach deep into his bag of tricks to explain the end of the second prophetic night watch; he applied the seven plagues of Revelation to the time of the judgment, which is then his third night watch. There is no fourth night watch for him, and he also ignores the fact that Ellen White said that Christ would come “in the morning,” i.e. after the fourth night watch.

In 2010, I was already saying the following in the Orion presentation, which is on slide 176 (of the current version):

For those who have not noticed it yet: We also had four trumpets (wars) in the four time periods of the first four seals. 1861 - The American Civil War, 1914 - First World War, 1939 - Second World War and since 1980, two Gulf Wars and since 2001 the war against terrorism.

Again we have a signal—a trumpet blast—which indicates when the change occurred from the second night watch to the third: the first trumpet of the repetition of the trumpets in the judgment cycle of the Orion Clock—the beginning of the Civil War in the United States.

American Civil War, 1861-1865As all Adventists know, the United States is the prophetic “wilderness” of Revelation 12:6, where the Protestants who had been pursued by the papacy in Europe fled to. The punishment began exactly “at the house” of another apostate people of God, who decided to keep the counterfeit Sabbath of Rome. Now it was the Protestants whose works had not been found perfect before God.46 God’s judgments, the following trumpets of that cycle, then extended over the whole world in two (or three) terrible world wars. That is all denied in the Adventist Church’s existing incomplete interpretation of prophecy.

But now, everything is very harmonious. We learned on slide 125 of the Orion presentation that Adventism in 1861, with its headquarters in the US, was already in the state of apostasy. I quoted directly from the White Estate:

In the early years after the 1844 experience, Sabbatarian Adventists identified themselves as the church of Philadelphia, other Adventists as Laodiceans, and non-Adventists as Sardis. However, by 1854 Ellen White was led to point out that “the remnant were not prepared for what is coming upon the earth. Stupidity, like lethargy, seemed to hang upon the minds of most of those who profess to believe that we are having the last message. . . . Ye suffer your minds to be diverted too readily from the work of preparation and the all-important truths for these last days.” By 1856 James White, Uriah Smith, and J. H. Waggoner were clearly telling the young Adventist groups that the Laodicean message applied to Sabbatarian Adventists as well as others who were “lukewarm” in their Christian experience. They, too, needed thorough repentance. Further, they combined in their conclusion that the third angel’s message was the final message to the “rebellious world,” and the Laodicean message was the final message to a “lukewarm church.”

So God responded again, according to His Word which says that the judgments of God begin at the house of God. He allowed Satan to instigate one of the bloodiest brother-against-brother wars of world history right in the heart of Protestantism. The trumpet blast at the beginning of the third night watch killed more than 620,000 Americans in the years 1861-1865, in the largest and most destructive conflict which the United States has ever experienced.47

The judgment cycle of the Orion Clock shows the last year of the second guard change as a throne line, thus simultaneously referring to the God-ordained establishment of the SDA organization in the United States.

The Darkness after Midnight

Now it is clear that the hint Ellen White received from God about being in the third watch in 1868 was neither too early nor too late. Adventists had overlooked the changing of the guard, because they did not recognize the repetition of the seals and trumpets on the last day’s march around Jericho, which represents the time of the judgment. That is why God gave them the hint: so they could ponder it and discover the truth. Unfortunately, to this day they have not done so—more than 150 years later.

In 1890, Christ could have come during the third watch. That is shown clearly by the Vessel of Time, a.k.a. the High Sabbath List. However, the Adventist Church did not accept the light of the Fourth Angel (the Holy Spirit) in 1888 at the infamous General Conference Session in Minneapolis, and thus it missed the opportunity. God still did not shut their door of mercy till much later, though. Twice more they had the chance to appreciate the light. We refer to pastors Wieland and Short, who attempted to revive the message of 1888 in the 1950s,48 as well as M.L. Andreasen, who forged a large part of the Last Generation Theology.49 They were all silenced—like Waggoner and Jones in 1888—and such has been the case with us, too since 2010, in what has now been Jesus’ third attempt to bestow the light of the Fourth Angel in all its splendor.

Over and over again, we contemplated to know when it was that God had finally rejected the Adventist Church organization as His church. The prolificacy of the church’s offenses made the possibilities many, and we were always able to find new surprise dates that revealed abominations in the church. Each time, they were so bad that we were convinced that the church probably finally lost its favor with God, and their punishment would surely begin. However, the night watches clearly teach us that there is always some amount of time between God’s rejection of the church and the actual punishment, which comes in the form of the following trumpets.

The trumpet cycle of the Orion Clock indicated the beginning of the fourth night watch. It began on February 1, 2014, the same day we received the light concerning it.50 That means that the door of mercy for the church organization must have closed beforehand.

In the article The End of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, we reported on the SDA organization’s terrible violation of the Sabbath commandment on the day of the sevenfold-holy High Sabbath of October 27, 2012. That was mercy’s limit for the SDA organization, as is indicated by the organization’s matching triplets in the High Sabbath List (its foundation in 1861-1863 and its spiritual end 2010-2012).51

The Chelyabinsk meteor of 2013Later, we realized that God gave yet an additional year of mercy according to Luke 13 (see the addendum to the same article). That means the door of mercy for the church had closed definitively on October 27, 2013, after Pope Francis had already reigned seven months in the Vatican. The Chelyabinsk meteor was not able to shake the Adventist people from their deep sleep, and neither was the takeover of the Vatican by a Jesuit General, who is even the leader of the hosts of evil in very person.

At that time, we knew nothing of how the night watches worked nor that the closing door of mercy must always be some amount of time before the punishment is meted out. Therefore, we kept looking for a visible sign of punishment upon the church to mark the closing of their door of mercy, as some of our articles reflect. Nevertheless, God had already given a clear sign on October 26/27, 2013. He visibly confirmed before the world that He had given the candlestick to a small group of loyal people. From that time on, not only should the voice of God issue forth from Paraguay, but also His authority in the form of the new leadership of His true church.

The people of the Seventh-day Adventist Church were rejected by God because of negligence in the selection of their leaders, like the Jews and professed Christians before them, and the little flock of High Sabbath Adventists was now to stand guard in the subsequent night watch.

The WAY to Daybreak

The question still remains, what was the terrible punishment for the SDA church? What befell her on January 31/February 1, 2014, which could compare to the change of guard in the other night watches? What was the terrible trumpet blast, which comes anywhere close to the carnage that was seen in the destruction of Jerusalem or the bloodshed of the American Civil War?

To understand this, one must consider the first two trumpet blasts on a spiritual level. The Jews were punished with the destruction of their sanctuary, the temple in Jerusalem, by the first trumpet blast of the second night watch. They were deprived of the thing they revered the most, which constituted the center of their religion and hope. Even today, the headlines are often full of fruitless endeavors of that people to rebuild the temple that was taken away from them nearly 2000 years ago.52 They will never succeed, because they rejected the One who made the temple shine more gloriously than even Solomon’s:

The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:9)

Jesus preaching in the templeJesus Christ came as the Messiah. He preached in the second temple which Haggai prophesied of. As the Son of God, His presence made the temple more glorious than the first, because all the glory of God, His incarnate Son, walked and taught in it. That was not the only prophecy that was fulfilled, however, but also the following one:

Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. (Matthew 23:38-39)

They had rejected Jesus as the Messiah, so also their symbol of Him was taken away. For centuries they had been praying for the coming of the Messiah to this temple, but then He came and they crucified Him, rather than receiving Him with all honor and letting Him establish His kingdom with their help.

The Christians did the same as the Jews. They built a worldwide church which was full of pomp and filthy lucre. They replaced spiritual teachings with material vacuum. Church after church of Revelation, seal after seal, they sank only deeper into spiritual darkness until the Reformation formed a silver glow on the horizon. But Luther failed on the Sabbath question at the Council of Trent,53 and they had not learned more by the time the investigative judgment began on October 22, 1844. Jesus went into the heavenly temple, which is not made by human hands, into the Most Holy Place as the High Priest for the heavenly Day of Atonement,54 and they still did not recognize Him. They had no spiritual eyesight to penetrate the haze of tradition and uninspired interpretations of prophecy. They recognized neither that the great final phase of human history had begun on schedule, nor that their disappointment in 1844 was only a test to divide the fearful of judgment from the lovers of truth.

Instead of searching for the cause of their disappointment by wrestling with God, as Hiram Edson and the Advent pioneers did,55 they gave themselves up to Satan’s unholy influence and remained in the Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary, spiritually, stuck in the time of Jesus’ old ministry, which He had started in the year 31. The door to the Most Holy had closed for them, but it was wide open for those56 who were willing to follow Jesus—the WAY57—whithersoever He goeth.58

Thus, it became impossible for them to see the Ark with the Ten Commandments, before which Jesus was now standing and interceding for the investigative judgment. When it was opened and the fourth commandment about the Sabbath on the first table of stone shone with special brilliance,59 they were blind to God’s radiant light and refused it. The Sabbath would have brought them into discord with the sun-worshipping “brethren”, and thus the Sunday-keeping Catholic Church. To avoid a war between brothers, they kept on worshipping on a day that was never sanctified by God.60 They rejected Jesus in the Most Holy Place, and they rejected the Sabbath commandment61 along with the One who is the Lord of the Sabbath.62

The Protestants of the United States, where God had prepared a “wilderness” for them to flee from 1260 years of papacy-inflicted carnage, had been spared from the bloodshed that they would have faced in Europe. But now, after God’s waiting time of 17 years, they were deprived of what they loved most: peace and life. The test of 1844 revealed that most of them followed Jesus only because they were afraid to lose their (eternal) life. When the topic of the Sabbath came up, they denied Jesus their allegiance, because they had already been deprived of the Holy Spirit. Satan was free to exercise his unholy influence over them:

I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the holy of holies within the veil, and sit down. Then Jesus rose up from the throne, and the most of those who were bowed down arose with Him. I did not see one ray of light pass from Jesus to the careless multitude after He arose, and they were left in perfect darkness. Those who arose when Jesus did, kept their eyes fixed on Him as He left the throne and led them out a little way. Then He raised His right arm, and we heard His lovely voice saying, “Wait here; I am going to My Father to receive the kingdom; keep your garments spotless, and in a little while I will return from the wedding and receive you to Myself.” Then a cloudy chariot, with wheels like flaming fire, surrounded by angels, came to where Jesus was. He stepped into the chariot and was borne to the holiest, where the Father sat. There I beheld Jesus, a great High Priest, standing before the Father. On the hem of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate. Those who rose up with Jesus would send up their faith to Him in the holiest, and pray, “My Father, give us Thy Spirit.” Then Jesus would breathe upon them the Holy Ghost. In that breath was light, power, and much love, joy, and peace. {EW 55.1}

I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne; they did not know that Jesus had left it. Satan appeared to be by the throne, trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, “Father, give us Thy Spirit.” Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy, and peace. Satan’s object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God’s children. {EW 56.1}

The temple that they built was also left unto them desolate, because the Holy Spirit had withdrawn from them. So they, too, followed Satan and still believe to this day that the time does not matter and should not be mentioned in the interpretation of prophecy. If they had recognized the time of their visitation,63 however, then they would have also seen that the commandments of God are binding, and that they were being judged by them since 1844. The headlines today are full of their fruitless attempts to build up complete unity through ecumenism with Satan’s religion of sun-worship, which is Catholicism. Their cry for peace is: “We are all brothers!” But their call to unity with the world religions64 by the Christ-defying65 Lucifer “Francis” will be stifled in the streams of blood that will flow from the grape harvest very soon.66 There can be no peace between brothers at the expense of God’s Law, and nobody who rejected His commandments could be a brother of Jesus, because that would have meant to reject Him as High Priest, who stood before the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies in the heavenly sanctuary.67

Attack on the Holy SpiritLet’s come back to the question about the punishment for the Adventist Church. What was it that the church was waiting on for 150 years, as Ted Wilson repeatedly stressed in his sermons?68 Which initiatives were pushed in recent years, which would have caused the promised and long-awaited “reformation” in the church? Yes, there were initiatives like “Operation Global Rain”69 and the prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain, which became the dearest child of Adventists. They saw that the church had no strength, and that it could only come from the Holy Spirit, but they did not pray in truth.70 More and more, they adulterated the truth. Therefore the Angel of Revelation 18, who is none other than the expected Holy Spirit in the latter rain, could not be poured out on them.

The messages that were to precede the outpouring of the latter rain were repeatedly rejected. The Orion message, the Vessel of Time and the message of our high calling should have paved the way for the coming down of the Holy Spirit according to Revelation 18:1, in the same way that John the Baptist and William Miller both paved the way to follow Christ whithersoever He goeth.

The church should be punished again now with exactly what they longed for the most. When God gave the trumpet blast, we High Sabbath Adventists were given the light of the trumpet and plague cycles from Orion on January 31, 2014. It was not given to the SDA church. Instead of the SDA church, we received the knowledge of the last major waymarks that should come before the end of the world. We received the Holy Spirit, who alone can bring this knowledge and keep it in the heart, because the milestones of these very last trumpets should test the faith at the same time; no one can please God without faith. Four times “Hold!” and four times “My blood!” kept the four winds from blowing till all of the 144,000 were sealed. Most Adventists would have given anything to see the proof of their faith! How much would the Global Rain prayer warriors have given to see the Sunday Law in the U.S.!? That is the event which they believed would start the latter rain, and all of a sudden, faithfulness to God would have sprung up out of nowhere!

No sign shall be given to a wicked and adulterous generation, so the greatest divine punishment upon this apostate LGBT- and women’s-ordination-supportive church was a trumpet cycle wherein the trumpets were only audible to others, who would recognize Jesus at the end of the cycle as the King crowned in the seventh trumpet. 71 Instead of the voice of God in the trumpets, most heard only the distant thundering of what was in their estimation an insignificant little group in a little-known country in South America. They denied the evidence and harmony and set a different king over them: Satan in person, namely Pope Francis.

They committed the unpardonable sin against the Holy Ghost,72 and were thus deprived of Him, like the other two former people of God before them. This One—the Person of the Holy Spirit—for whom they had prayed with all their strength, was given to others on the date of His coming down to the earth in the form of the great light of the Angel of Revelation 18. High Sabbath Adventists were the only ones who started to sound the loud cry and call Adventists one last time to come out of their church that had become Babylon.

That was our great work till October 17, 2015. Then the door of grace for humanity closed. For those who had followed Jesus through the change of times as the Way through the darkness, the day began to dawn on October 24/25, 2015. Meanwhile, the painfully dark night began for those who had gone astray. God’s tears testify of that.

The morning, which should usher in the harvest of God’s remnant by the “144,000” harvest workers and the vintage of the wicked, has only just begun, but it will end with the coming of King Jesus. In the morning, in the light of the Sun of Righteousness,73 the people who will come in with their life for God the Father according to the example of the martyrs will finally have to emerge from their deep sleep.

A table should help to solidify the things studied above:

Night Watches1st2nd3rd4thMorning
Beginning The promise of the Messiah to Adam and Eve 1st classical trumpet: 70 a.d. destruction of Jerusalem 1st trumpet of the Orion judgment cycle: 1861 American Civil War 1st trumpet of the Orion trumpet cycle: February 1, 2014 1st plague of the Orion plague cycle: October 25, 2015
Watchmen Jews Christians Seventh-day Adventists High Sabbath Adventists The 144,000
Messenger(s) at the end of the watch Jesus Christ (Alpha) William Miller (midnight cry) / Ellen G. White (Sabbath) Ernie Knoll (unfortunately fallen) / John Scotram The seven stars in the hand of Jesus Jesus Christ (Omega)
The kingdom of God could have come... In 34 a.d. (the end of the 70th week of Daniel) In the years after 1846, prior to 1861 In 1890 with the acceptance of the Fourth Angel’s message in 1888 Last proclamation of the coming kingdom The kingdom is come
The emerging movement Christianity Seventh-day Adventism High Sabbath Adventists The 144,000 in Philadelphia The great multitude in Philadelphia
People outcast at end of watch Jews Sunday-keeping Christians Organization-loyal lukewarm Seventh-day Adventists All “anti-time-setters” All “Babylonians”
Truth refused Christ as Messiah Christ as High Priest in the Most Holy Christ in Orion Christ as King Christ’s sacrifice and the plan of salvation
Type of refusal Crucifixion of Christ Discarding the Millerite and judgment messages Discarding the Fourth Angel’s message in 1888, and in the 1950’s Denial of the evidence of the trumpets Death decree against God’s faithful
Reason for closing the door of mercy The stoning of Stephen in 34 a.d. Rejection of the Sabbath truth Rejection of the complete Fourth Angel’s message since 2010 Denial of the imminent plagues and the return of Jesus n/a

Some tables should help to solidify the things studied above:

Night Watch1st
Beginning The promise of the Messiah to Adam and Eve
Watchmen Jews
Messenger(s) at the end of the watch Jesus Christ (Alpha)
The kingdom of God could have come... In 34 a.d. (the end of the 70th week of Daniel)
The emerging movement Christianity
People outcast at end of watch Jews
Truth refused Christ as Messiah
Type of refusal Crucifixion of Christ
Reason for closing the door of mercy The stoning of Stephen in 34 a.d.
Night Watch2nd
Beginning 1st classical trumpet: 70 a.d. destruction of Jerusalem
Watchmen Christians
Messenger(s) at the end of the watch William Miller (midnight cry) / Ellen G. White (Sabbath)
The kingdom of God could have come... In the years after 1846, prior to 1861
The emerging movement Seventh-day Adventism
People outcast at end of watch Sunday-keeping Christians
Truth refused Christ as High Priest in the Most Holy
Type of refusal Discarding the Millerite and judgment messages
Reason for closing the door of mercy Rejection of the Sabbath truth
Night Watch3rd
Beginning 1st trumpet of the Orion judgment cycle: 1861 American Civil War
Watchmen Seventh-day Adventists
Messenger(s) at the end of the watch Ernie Knoll (unfortunately fallen) / John Scotram
The kingdom of God could have come... In 1890 with the acceptance of the Fourth Angel’s message in 1888
The emerging movement High Sabbath Adventists
People outcast at end of watch Organization-loyal lukewarm Seventh-day Adventists
Truth refused Christ in Orion
Type of refusal Discarding the Fourth Angel’s message in 1888, and in the 1950’s
Reason for closing the door of mercy Rejection of the complete Fourth Angel’s message since 2010
Night Watch4th
Beginning 1st trumpet of the Orion trumpet cycle: February 1, 2014
Watchmen High Sabbath Adventists
Messenger(s) at the end of the watch The seven stars in the hand of Jesus
The kingdom of God could have come... Last proclamation of the coming kingdom
The emerging movement The 144,000 in Philadelphia
People outcast at end of watch All “anti-time-setters”
Truth refused Christ as King
Type of refusal Denial of the evidence of the trumpets
Reason for closing the door of mercy Denial of the imminent plagues and the return of Jesus
After the Night WatchesMorning
Beginning 1st plague of the Orion plague cycle: October 25, 2015
Watchmen The 144,000
Messenger(s) at the end of the watch Jesus Christ (Omega)
The kingdom of God could have come... The kingdom is come
The emerging movement The great multitude in Philadelphia
People outcast at end of watch All “Babylonians”
Truth refused Christ’s sacrifice and the plan of salvation
Type of refusal Death decree against God’s faithful
Reason for closing the door of mercy n/a

The 12-Hour Riddle

The Bible describes the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain as follows:

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: (Acts 2:17-18)

A whole series of dreams came from several brothers and sisters, from among our own ranks as well as from the ranks of the “Adventist enemy” who denies Jesus’ time message like the apostate ex-Millerites did, although we agree on almost everything else we teach. The dreams gave us food for thought because they had something unusual in common. Over and over again, certain times of the day were mentioned in connection with specific end-time events, and they had an uncanny correlation to the clock hands of the Orion Clock. Mind you, these dreams span a period of about ten years to date. This time-of-day information has been about things such as... “The last few hours of work begin... It is 2 o’clock in the afternoon!” “Lunch is over and the Divine Chef will begin to prepare dinner at about 2 o’clock in the afternoon!” “Prepare yourselves for the wrath of God... It’s almost 5 o’clock in the morning!” “There will be an earthquake and sudden darkness... coming about 6:30 in the evening!” “Jesus will come to Earth from Orion... at about 8 o’clock in the morning!”

Do you see how it correlates? If you map the six clock hands of the Orion Clock74 to an ordinary 12-hour clock face, then you get the following times of day:

  1. Alnitak–Saiph: about 6:30 in the morning or evening

  2. Alnitak–Betelgeuse: about 11:30 in the morning or at night

  3. Alnitak–Bellatrix: about 1:00 in the afternoon or at night

  4. Alnitak–Rigel: about 5:00 in the afternoon or early morning

  5. Throne line of Jesus’ left hand: about 2:00 in the afternoon or at night

  6. Throne line of Jesus’ right hand: about 8:00 in the morning or evening

Dreams and Hours

Except for the 11:30 and 1 o’clock pointers (Betelgeuse and Bellatrix, respectively) all of the other Orion times were named in these prophetic dreams—sometimes even more than once. Contrary to what the Adventist leadership does (and probably also the leadership of other denominations) we carefully test every dream we get, because the Bible tells us to expect them as special assistance from God, especially in the time of the latter rain.

These times of day were truly remarkable because of their unmistakable correspondence to the hands of the Orion Clock, especially when you consider that the Orion Clock was only first published in early 2010, but many dreams originated in years prior to that when the dreamer couldn’t have had any idea about our studies. One must also note that in dreams that we didn’t consider to be against the Bible and could thus recognize as truly coming from God, no other times of day were given! The times of day always corresponded with one of the hands of our Orion Clock on a 12-hour face.

We recognized this fact almost halfway through the trumpet cycle of the Orion Clock, sometime in early 2015, and we tried to apply the information in the dreams to that cycle. We were disappointed, however, because the great events that the times pointed to failed to materialize. Today we know that the events of the trumpet cycle were postponed till the plague cycle through the great mercy of God, and the loosing of the four winds was delayed until the sealing of the 144,000 could be completed.75 Therefore, the events that were foretold by the dreams will probably come to pass at their respective “times of day” in the plague cycle. Let us now carefully examine whether this, too, can be founded on the Bible.

Ellen G. White, the great prophetess of the Advent movement, who herself received more than 2000 dreams and visions from God during her 70-year ministry, clearly said again and again:

The Lord has sent His people much instruction, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, and there a little. Little heed is given to the Bible, and the Lord has given a lesser light [her visions and dreams] to lead men and women to the greater light [the Bible]. {YRP 232.4}

In her biography, she speaks to another important point of her work:

I took the precious Bible, and surrounded it with the several “Testimonies for the Church,” given for the people of God. “Here,” said I, “the cases of nearly all are met. The sins they are to shun are pointed out. The counsel that they desire can be found here, given for other cases situated similarly to themselves. God has been pleased to give you line upon line and precept upon precept. But there are not many of you that really know what is contained in the Testimonies. You are not familiar with the Scriptures. If you had made God’s word your study, with a desire to reach the Bible standard and attain to Christian perfection, you would not have needed the Testimonies. It is because you have neglected to acquaint yourselves with God’s inspired book that He has sought to reach you by simple, direct testimonies, calling your attention to the words of inspiration which you had neglected to obey, and urging you to fashion your lives in accordance with its pure and elevated teachings. {LS 198.1}

In other words, she says that if we would study the Bible as we should, then the dreams, visions, and other instruction and explanation from God that were given through her would not have been necessary. We could have found everything in the Bible itself.

That is why we do not consider dreams as if they stand alone, or as binding or infallible light. For us, they are only guideposts pointing to the great light of the Bible, which we so easily overlook because we often do not study and consider deeply enough the compressed information that is in the Bible. Dreams and visions are also mostly symbolic in nature, which means we need to analyze them carefully. Sometimes we have to deal with Satan’s well-made traps and dreamers mixing error with truth. (In the case of Ernie Knoll, we take the dreams into account anyway because although he wants to curse us as in the case of Balaam, he often unintentionally pronounces blessings instead.)

The dreams in question come from different brethren, some of whom we can identify as true followers of Jesus. They point out that God’s last warnings, before the last great earth-shaking events, take place at a certain time according to a 12-hour clock. When such is the case, we should pursue the hints in the Bible to find out where the transition took place to a 12-hour clock from the judgment clock, which was surely still a 24-hour clock with the thrones of the 24 elders.76

During the span of the investigative judgment of the dead and living, there were 12 elders representing the judgment of the dead, and 12 elders representing the judgment of the living.77 The carillons of the holy, heavenly clock also always have 24 elders falling down in worship before the Lamb. The plague cycle itself is framed by two carillons: October 24/25, 2015, which is the beginning of the first plague, and September 24/25, 2016, which is the destruction of Babylon at the beginning of the seventh plague. We will come back to that again soon.

Still, where can we derive a 12-hour clock from, to establish that the dreams really do refer to times on the Orion Clock?

The oath of Daniel 12First of all, let’s be clear that we did not calculate dates based on the hour marks of the 24 elders in any of the Orion cycles. The 24 elders in the blueprint of the Orion Clock in Chapters 4 and 5 of Revelation served only to show that the blueprint is about a clock that represents a heavenly judgment DAY of 24 heavenly hours. We already knew from the oath of Jesus in Daniel 12 that this heavenly day lasts 168 years of earthly time. A heavenly hour is therefore 7 earthly years, but even without the knowledge of the earthly duration of a heavenly hour, our calculations would have resulted in the same earthly dates, because we used a scale of 168 years, and not 24 hours.78

The same principle applies to the Great Orion Cycle with a scale of 4032 years,79 the trumpet cycle with a scale of 624 days, and the plague cycle with a scale of 336 days. We have never used a scale of 24 hours for calculating dates or years, but just for the spiritual knowledge that a heavenly hour in the time of the judgment corresponds to the sabbatical (seven year) cycle here on Earth.

The 12-hour times in the dreams, which can be read with the naked eye like a familiar wall clock and then perfectly match the clock hands of the Orion Clock, must have been given by God in this way for a reason, and the reason is obvious!

We have four Orion cycles, two of which are very similar and apply to the end of time: the trumpet and plague cycles. God gives us 12-hour times of day for only one of these two, so that we can distinguish which of the two cycles He speaks about, and which cycle the events of the dreams will come in.

When I was given to see the Clock of God in Orion at the end of 2009, it happened through intensive study of the book of Revelation in connection with the desire to understand why the Advent people, who were chosen by God, were in such a bad state of apostasy.80 God directed my thoughts to the realization that Revelation 4 and 5 is about the blueprint of His clock wheels, which He had shown to the prophet Ezekiel many centuries earlier,81 and that this clockwork contained much important information about the development of His church and admonition for repentance.

It would be natural to suppose that the change from the 24-hour clock to the 12-hour one would also be shown in the book of Revelation. Of course, we see the number twelve many times in this prophetic book:

And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: (Revelation 21:12)

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (Revelation 21:14)

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. (Revelation 21:21)

Those texts are mainly describing features of the Holy City, which is not circular like a clock, but square. That information brings us to the number of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel, and thus to the number of the 144,000:

And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the [twelve] tribes of the children of Israel. (Revelation 7:4)

In the following verses, we see that 12,000 are sealed from each of the 12 tribes, which adds up to 144,000. Through Ellen White, however, we are also informed of the geometric shape of their formation, and that they will one day stand on the sea of glass in a square and not in a circle.

On the sea of glass the 144,000 stood in a perfect square. Some of them had very bright crowns, others not so bright. Some crowns appeared heavy with stars, while others had but few. All were perfectly satisfied with their crowns.—Early Writings, 16, 17 (1851). {LDE 282.1}

Still, this is unfortunately not a shape which we could recognize as a clock. A clock face should be round or circular, like how the arrangement of the thrones of the 24 elders was previously described in Revelation 4. It would also be difficult to determine from the foregoing information which of the last two cycles God would be speaking about with the 12-hour times, because the last of the 144,000 were sealed in the trumpet cycle, while they are brought into action as harvest workers only in the plague cycle. Both cycles deal with the 144,000 in one way or another.

The Crown of Time

Yet, there is one more verse in Revelation where the number twelve occurs:

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (Revelation 12:1)

When we look at the crown from the front or the side, it is not immediately obvious what the vision really suggests:

The crown of Jesus

If we look at the crown from the top, however, then we see it: a crown is usually circular, and if it is sectioned into twelve equal intervals with diamonds or “stars,” then we have in front of us the face of a valuable, decorated 12-hour clock.

The crown as a 12-hour clock

What does this crown of the pure woman in Revelation 12 symbolize? In the article The End of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, I described the symbolism of that picture in detail. From the moon, which represented the Jews, to the feet of the pure church (the woman), to her white dress depicting the Christian era, we came to the crown. It corresponded to the judgment time and Seventh-day Adventism, but according to my interpretation only the stars in the crown were the remnant of the remnant, the High Sabbath Adventists. Please compare that interpretation of the woman of Revelation 12 with this article’s findings regarding the four night watches.

Now, we suddenly realized that the twelve stars in the crown are the hour markers of a clock. In this wonderful way, the revelation of God makes it clear that the High Sabbath Adventists are the only church in all the 6000 years of world history who know the HOUR! They complete the clock-crown of the Adventist pioneers, having joyfully accepted the revelation of the time from God the Father before the time of mercy ended. Now the 144,000 have the authority to let others enter the city of Philadelphia with the seal of the knowledge of time, thus making the same crown available to them.

Upon reaching the 1335 days, only the 144,000 received the special blessing to continue to the coming of Jesus without seeing physical death. Now, in the time of trouble, whoever would still like to receive the crown of life, must die the first death for it. Nevertheless, a great consolation awaits them, which I will discuss later.

Only two churches of Revelation are found without blemish (the martyrs of Smyrna and the sealed of Philadelphia). After I discovered that only they get crowns, I wrote:

The second crown in Revelation given to the church of Philadelphia, represents the 144,000 who had understood the voice of God with a time message and will not see death. They will be saved from the hour of temptation, which is the time of plagues, because they are the patient saints who will not have denied the name of Jesus during the great test of the Sunday Laws.

Now we know that the test before the plagues was the twin of the Sunday law, of course, so the text is still accurate.

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. (Revelation 3:10-11)

Isn’t it interesting that the text says that the Philadelphian church already has the crown in the time of plagues (the hour of temptation for the whole world)? Why else should they be careful not to let it be taken from them?

The crown of time is the knowledge of the time, and therefore the text also teaches us that it is possible to lose faith in the time of Jesus’ coming during the time of plagues, so “hold that fast which thou hast!” In other words: “Don’t deny the knowledge of the time and the clocks of God, even if things don’t happen exactly as you expect! Perhaps you have a lot of misconceptions!?”

The text clearly says that the knowledge about the hour of Jesus’ return is given BEFORE the plagues in the form of a 12-hour crown. There is only one cycle—often mentioned in dreams—that includes the timing of the final events in combination with the wrath of God and continues all the way to the coming of Jesus: the plagues cycle.

In the quote in the introduction of this article, Ellen White said that Jesus would come for the faithful during the day, and that it would simultaneously be nighttime for the infidels; i.e. it’s the time of the seven last plagues:

The long night of gloom is trying; but the morning is deferred in mercy, because if the Master should come, so many would be found unready. God’s unwillingness to have His people perish has been the reason for so long delay. But the coming of the morning to the faithful, and of the night to the unfaithful, is right upon us. {2T 193.3}

In the Bible, Jesus furthermore teaches us how many hours the day had for Him:

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. (John 11:9-10)

This prophetic day of twelve hours, or the literal year of the plagues, began on October 24/25, 2015 with the hurricane Patricia. That was God’s sign that the four angels would then begin to let go of the four winds—in four stages. My brother and friend, Gerhard, described those four stages in detail in the previous article.

The High Sabbath Adventists had already received the 12-hour plague clock when the Holy Spirit descended on January 31, 2014,82 but God let a year and ten months of mercy pass with the four winds completely retained so that this light with the dates of the commencement of the year of plagues and the return of His Son could be announced to the whole world, especially to the rest of the yet-to-be-sealed 144,000.

John [the Baptist] came in the spirit and power of Elijah to proclaim the first advent of Jesus. I was pointed down to the last days and saw that John represented those who should go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah to herald the day of wrath and the second advent of Jesus. {EW 155.1}

The Seventh Trumpet and the Coronation

Once the investigative judgment in the heavenly sanctuary ended, God’s door of mercy closed for the world. God refers to that with a very specific event that could only be seen with spiritual eyesight, like it was at the beginning of the day of judgment on October 22/23, 1844. That is because it is only possible to please God through faith.83

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. (Revelation 11:15-17)

The Orion trumpet cycle indicates that the seventh trumpet sounded on October 17/18, 2015, and with it came the announcement of the end of the fourth night watch, and of mercy. That corresponds to the sign in Noah’s day of the closing door of mercy seven days before the rain began.84 On October 24/25, 2015, the most powerful hurricane of all time85 transformed into heavy rains because not all of the four winds are yet released.

God did not choose this date arbitrarily, for it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.86 Therefore, with His plague clock, He clearly announced that from that time on, He would no longer offer mercy for those who accept the laws of the UN (the mark of the beast). Read and understand the prophecy of Jeremiah87 regarding this! Whoever “sustainably” conforms to the UN, has already received the mark of the beast, and will also receive the plagues.

Nevertheless, the third woe, or seventh trumpet, announces loud and clear that the kingdom of the Lord (God the Father) and His Anointed (Jesus) has already been established and He has taken His great power and has begun to reign! Since we cannot see it on the earth because Jesus hasn’t come back yet, we need to apply it to an event in heaven at the seventh trumpet. God also showed this to Ellen White in vision, and I want to present that vision in all its beauty once again with a few added comments:

I was pointed down to the time when the third angel’s message was closing. The power of God had rested upon His people; they had accomplished their work and were prepared for the trying hour before them. They had received the latter rain, or refreshing from the presence of the Lord, and the living testimony had been revived. The last great warning had sounded everywhere, and it had stirred up and enraged the inhabitants of the earth who would not receive the message. {EW 279.1}

We felt that rage in most of our conversations more and more as we approached the end of the time of mercy. That paragraph also tells us that our work of preparing and sealing the 144,000 is finished, and that is why we write this series of articles for the glory of God alone. It is our hope that by so doing, a great multitude will come to their senses, follow their inclination, and leave Babylon—not just spiritually, but physically. The hour of trial—the time of plagues—has unfortunately already begun.

I saw angels hurrying to and fro in heaven. An angel with a writer’s inkhorn by his side returned from the earth and reported to Jesus that his work was done, and the saints were numbered and sealed. [This refers to Ezekiel 9. Due to the grace of God, the killing was postponed from the trumpet cycle to the plague cycle.] Then I saw Jesus, who had been ministering before the ark containing the ten commandments, throw down the censer. He raised His hands, and with a loud voice said, “It is done”. And all the angelic host laid off their crowns as Jesus made the solemn declaration, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” {EW 279.2}

Here it clearly speaks about the end of mercy—and please note that the hour of trial comes only in the plagues, as we described in The Tears of God.

Every case had been decided for life or death. While Jesus had been ministering in the sanctuary, the judgment had been going on for the righteous dead, and then for the righteous living. Christ had received His kingdom, having made the atonement for His people and blotted out their sins. The subjects of the kingdom were made up. The marriage of the Lamb was consummated. And the kingdom, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, was given to Jesus and the heirs of salvation, and Jesus was to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. {EW 280.1}

A closer reading reveals that Jesus receives His kingdom precisely at the end of the investigative judgment of the dead AND living, because that is when all the faithful have been accounted for, that is, their sins are blotted out and they have thus been sealed with special protection for the great test. That process was completed on October 17/18, 2015 at the sounding of the seventh trumpet. When was Jesus crowned in heaven? On that same day? The time when Jesus was awarded the 12-hour crown is explained in the following paragraph with breathtaking precision:

As Jesus moved out of the most holy place, I heard the tinkling of the bells upon His garment [which is still the robe of the High Priest in the heavenly Day of Atonement, which includes the October 17/18, 2015]; and as He left, a cloud of darkness covered the inhabitants of the earth. [The approaching hurricane, “Patricia,” was a symbol for this “cloud” and also pointed to the beginning of the validity of the mark of the beast a few days later.] There was then no mediator between guilty man and an offended God. While Jesus had been standing between God and guilty man, a restraint was upon the people; but when He stepped out from between man and the Father, the restraint was removed and Satan had entire control of the finally impenitent. It was impossible for the plagues to be poured out while Jesus officiated in the sanctuary; but as His work there is finished, and His intercession closes, there is nothing to stay the wrath of God, and it breaks with fury upon the shelterless head of the guilty sinner, who has slighted salvation and hated reproof. In that fearful time, after the close of Jesus’ mediation, the saints were living in the sight of a holy God without an intercessor. Every case was decided, every jewel numbered. Jesus tarried a moment [the seven days between the end of mercy on October 17/18, 2015 and the beginning of the first plague on October 24/25, 2015] in the outer apartment of the heavenly sanctuary, and the sins which had been confessed while He was in the most holy place were placed upon Satan, the originator of sin, who must suffer their punishment. {EW 280.2}

Every single detail of God’s instructions for the Day of Atonement88 was followed by Jesus, the heavenly High Priest, at the end of the investigative judgment. The seven days between the sounding of the seventh trumpet, when Jesus left the Most Holy Place, and the beginning of the plague cycle, served for laying the sins of the world upon Azazel (Satan). Only then was His service as High Priest completed, so the coronation could take place... on the same day—on October 24/25, 2015—when the plagues began to fall upon the inhabitants of the earth:

Then I saw Jesus lay off His priestly attire and clothe Himself with His most kingly robes. Upon His head were many crowns, a crown within a crown. Surrounded by the angelic host, He left heaven. The plagues were falling upon the inhabitants of the earth. [Jesus is now symbolically sitting on the “cloud” of the Horsehead Nebula, the clock hand of the white horse, waiting for the harvest command on March 9, 2016.] Some were denouncing God and cursing Him. Others rushed to the people of God and begged to be taught how they might escape His judgments. But the saints had nothing for them. The last tear for sinners had been shed, the last agonizing prayer offered, the last burden borne, the last warning given. The sweet voice of mercy was no more to invite them. When the saints, and all heaven, were interested for their salvation, they had no interest for themselves. Life and death had been set before them. Many desired life, but made no effort to obtain it. They did not choose life, and now there was no atoning blood to cleanse the guilty, no compassionate Saviour to plead for them, and cry, “Spare, spare the sinner a little longer.” All heaven had united with Jesus, as they heard the fearful words, “It is done. It is finished.” The plan of salvation had been accomplished, but few had chosen to accept it. And as mercy’s sweet voice died away, fear and horror seized the wicked. With terrible distinctness they heard the words, “Too late! too late!” {EW 281.1}

Yes, those are terrible words, and we long pondered whether we should talk about them again. Basically, we have nothing more for sinners or those who have rejected the messages of the past six years. Jesus is now wearing His royal robes, waiting for the moment when the plague clock shows that He can come. He is already sitting on the “cloud of the Horsehead Nebula,” which is on a line connecting Alnitak and Saiph. Again, that points to a specific date, namely the seventh plague on September 25, 2016, which will be a major topic of this article.

Jesus waiting on the Horsehead Nebula

Do you see now why the carillon sounds in heaven with 24 elders on the day of the first plague and on the day of the seventh plague, in a sense framing the plague cycle?

The coronation of Jesus in heaven as Lord of the kingdoms of the earth was on the day of the first plague. It was a great feast day at the end of the 24-hour clock of the investigative judgment, which ended with Jesus’ victory over Satan. In the week after the door of mercy closed, Satan received all the sins of the world, and after the last year of plagues, he will be led into the desert where he is bound for a thousand years on the ruined earth. The day of the first plague was the day when the 24-hour clock of the Orion judgment and trumpet cycles ended, when it transitioned to the 12-hour clock of “the morning of Jesus’ coming.”

Something extraordinary will happen again on the day of the seventh plague.

The Seventh Plague and the Special Resurrection

There is a mighty earthquake, “such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great” (Revelation 16:17, 18). The firmament appears to open and shut. The glory from the throne of God seems flashing through. The mountains shake like a reed in the wind, and ragged rocks are scattered on every side.... The whole earth heaves and swells like the waves of the sea. Its surface is breaking up. Its very foundations seem to be giving way. Mountain chains are sinking. Inhabited islands disappear. The seaports that have become like Sodom for wickedness are swallowed up by the angry waters.... Great hailstones, every one “about the weight of a talent,” are doing their work of destruction (verses 19, 21).... {LDE 271.1}

Graves are opened, and “many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth ... awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2). All who have died in the faith of the third angel’s message come forth from the tomb glorified to hear God’s covenant of peace with those who have kept His law. “They also which pierced Him” (Revelation 1:7), those that mocked and derided Christ’s dying agonies, and the most violent opposers of His truth and His people, are raised to behold Him in His glory, and to see the honor placed upon the loyal and obedient.—The Great Controversy, 636, 637 (1911). {LDE 271.2}

So this special resurrection takes place BEFORE the coming of Jesus. It takes place at the commencement of the seventh plague on September 24/25, 2016, which God again especially marked with a carillon in heaven—as we’ve shown. The carillon involves 24 elders again, which makes a lot of sense because it is no longer just the 12 elders of the High Sabbath Adventists along with the 144,000 living on earth, but from then on, the 12 elders of the Adventist pioneers are also with them, as well as all the faithful who had died under the third angel’s message since 1846.89 This resurrection includes all those who were called out by the 144,000 and died in the time of plagues. Now together, they form the living church of Philadelphia. In that way, our interpretation of the 24 elders is confirmed once again.

However, the 12-hour clock is valid for the plagues from the first to the seventh, and even a little bit further as we shall see. Jesus changed His priestly garments in the heavenly coronation ceremony on the first day of the plagues. He put on His royal robes, which naturally includes the crown that Ellen White saw in her vision. He wears the crown already, even though He is still near heaven (the Orion Nebula) and has not yet begun His journey to Earth. Jesus’ symbolic marriage to the pure woman finds its fulfillment in the heavenly coronation ceremony. With Him, the numbered saints have also received the symbolic crown of time studded with 12 stars of Revelation 12. Now it’s upon them to hold this crown until Jesus comes, and then they will be presented with literal crowns!

The Sevenfold Crown of Jesus

In a different vision about the executive judgment at the end of the millennium, Ellen G. White was shown another detail of Jesus’ crown, which is very interesting:

While Satan was rallying his army, the saints were in the city, beholding the beauty and glory of the Paradise of God. Jesus was at their head, leading them. All at once the lovely Saviour was gone from our company; but soon we heard His lovely voice, saying, “Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” We gathered about Jesus, and just as He closed the gates of the city, the curse was pronounced upon the wicked. The gates were shut. Then the saints used their wings and mounted to the top of the wall of the city. Jesus was also with them; His crown looked brilliant and glorious. It was a crown within a crown, seven in number. The crowns of the saints were of the most pure gold, decked with stars. Their faces shone with glory, for they were in the express image of Jesus; and as they arose and moved all together to the top of the city, I was enraptured with the sight. {EW 53.1}

The vision about the end of mercy also mentioned “many crowns, a crown within a crown,” so we may assume that it refers to the same crown. Thus we are dealing with a total of seven crowns, the outermost of which is studded with 12 stars.

Where do we find that in the Bible? We’ve studied the biblical prophecies in detail together in our articles and have discovered seven clocks of God:

The Sevenfold Crown of TimeWe found the four cycles of the Book of Seven Seals, immortalized by the stars of Orion (clocks 1-4). We have the Book of Seven Thunders, written by the motions of the sun and moon, which we called the Vessel of Time, or the High Sabbath List (clock 5). We recognized the Reformation Clock (clock 6), which led us to the understanding of 666, the number of a man and that showed us how the 7000-year week of human history (clock 7) has been shortened.90

We did what Ellen White counseled: “If you had studied the Bible, then my Testimonies would not have been needed.” We discovered the sevenfold crown of time, one within the other, which may well mean that Jesus will reign as King of kings over the entire universe with a crown of time. What does that mean for anti-time-setters and those who degrade Jesus as being ignorant of the time? What does it mean that the outer crown with 12 stars adorns the pure woman of Revelation 12? If the Holy Spirit is still with you, think about it for yourself!

The crown of time also includes the figures of the Orion time formula: 7 in the sevenfold nesting of the crowns, and 12 in the twelve hour markers. Considering the crown from the outside to the inside, the hour markers also apply to the inner crowns. That clearly indicates a multiplication of 7 × 12 which yields half of the Orion formula.

There are two such crowns in Revelation, however! Jesus is crowned with one of them in Revelation 11, and the other one rests on the head of the pure woman of Revelation 12. We received the information about the number twelve directly from the Bible through the crown of the pure church, and the number seven was given to us through Ellen White’s hint about the crown of Jesus. We can also derive the number of seven crowns directly from the Bible, because when Jesus closed the door of mercy, He conquered the dragon, Satan, who also had seven crowns:

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. (Revelation 12:3)

When Jesus took dominion over the earth in the seventh trumpet, in a figurative sense Satan lost his seven crowns to Jesus, who received them. The seven crowns of Satan were the seven world empires,91 through which he exercised his dominion over the earth, and which each had their predetermined time. They, too, were “crowns of time”—the time allotted by God.

When we put the pieces together, we get 2 crowns × 12 stars × 7 clocks = 168—the number of the Orion formula and the number of the old and new covenant from the oath of Jesus in Daniel 12.92

But how can the pure woman receive the same crown as Jesus? Isn’t that an exaggeration, or even blasphemous? Not at all, because Jesus Himself revealed that...

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. (Revelation 3:21)

The saints will even judge angels during the millennium in heaven:

Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:3)

The overcoming that is necessary to obtain this time-crown refers to the “greater works”93 that the saints must do in the time of temptation. The 144,000 must be willing to stand as Jesus did, through the second death94 (the loss of eternal life, i.e. timelessness) on behalf of other created beings and for God Himself. The rest of His church, who have yet to be called out, must be willing to give their physical lives for the salvation of others. Soon we will see for whom, exactly. Only those who are willing to lay down their lives for their friends95 have acquired the character of Christ. He was the Forerunner96 for those who follow Him whithersoever He goeth97 in terms of willingness to sacrifice. It was the sacrificial Lamb who paved the narrow way for the saints of the last-day, who can only do it by following the Way of the Cross.98 Like the Millerites, who were tested by time, those who follow Jesus only out of fear of losing their life will lose it. Those who are wholeheartedly willing to forego life for the sake of the universe will probably keep it.99 Jesus looks into the heart of the individual,100 and I am convinced that only a few will really withstand His all-penetrating gaze.101

Therefore, there are two time-crowns: one for the Forerunner, Jesus, and one that the pure woman of Revelation 12 wears, which represents the church of Philadelphia at the end. Together, they adorn the faithful witnesses who obtained the victory for God the Father in the judgment.

Everyone who belongs to Philadelphia receives the crown of time with the 12 stars, but not at the same time:

  1. First were the High Sabbath Adventists in the sealing of the 144,000 from February 1, 2014 to October 17, 2015. They go through without seeing death, because they are ready to give even their eternal lives, which they offered at a time when not much evidence was visible. In this article, we will discover even when it is decided whether their lives will be required or not.

  2. Next to receive the crown of time-knowledge are those who are called out from October 17, 2015 until the beginning of the seventh plague, but especially during the harvest period. During that time, they all must suffer the physical, first death, but their eternal lives are not required, even though they have a similar disposition to the 144,000. This is their great consolation that I mentioned above. Their eternal life in heaven is sure, and because they know the time of their resurrection, they also have the certainty that their rest in the grave will be merely a few months, weeks, or days. They also make their sacrifice, but in a time when the evidences are continually increasing.

  3. Another vision of Ellen White102 tells us that God will proclaim the time again in the period after the special resurrection of Adventists who died under the third angel’s message since 1846. This is the time when they (including Ellen White herself) will also receive the time-crown of Philadelphia, one month before the return of their beloved Lord. Their resurrection is itself the final and ultimate proof that Jesus is coming.

 

The Morning of the Seventh Trumpet

Many thought we would have to close our ministry on October 17/18, 2015, or no later than October 25, 2015, because the rest of the prophecies of the seventh trumpet supposedly didn’t come to pass.

And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. (Revelation 11:18-19)

Their error arises from a mistaken view of the duration of the seventh trumpet. They believe that it should take only a short time, even a single day. In the preceding chapters of this article, however, we already treated verses 15 to 17 of Chapter 11 of Revelation regarding the seventh trumpet, and have seen that the events span one week already. Two carillons sounded (at the beginning of the seventh trumpet and at the beginning of the first plague), two coronations took place (those of Jesus and the woman), Jesus finished the intercessory service, laid the sins of the world upon Azazel, put on His royal robes, left heaven and got ready to travel to Earth as soon as the hand of the great clock of time points to the date.

We find that those many events are yet followed by a great number of others in verses 18 and 19, all of which still belong to the seventh trumpet. I emphasized them in the text above.

The Seventh TrumpetIf you read it carefully, you can see that it is a rough outline or summary of the events leading up to the second coming of Jesus.

That “the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come,” means that the plagues began.

The phrase “the time of the dead, that they might be judged” cannot refer to the investigative judgment of the dead, because at the seventh trumpet, that was already completed. Consequently, the biblical text must speak of the time of the judgment in heaven, which is carried out by the saints. That is where the sentence will be determined for the unjust dead, which will be executed after the millennium.103 So this is a view of the beginning of the millennium itself, i.e. the return of the Lord.

“That thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants” also indicates the end of the plagues or the time of the return of Jesus.

That Jesus destroys “them which destroy the earth” is a brief description of all the plagues together and points to the destruction of the earth’s inhabitants during the time of plagues.

The part that talks about the opening of the temple and the appearance of the Ark of the Covenant with the two stone tables of the law, Ellen White also puts at the very end of world history. In her masterpiece, The Great Controversy, she writes about the date of the liberation of God’s people in Chapter 40:

Said the prophets of old, as they beheld in holy vision the day of God: “Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.” Isaiah 13:6. ... {GC 638.1}

Through a rift in the clouds there beams a star [Alnitak of Orion] whose brilliancy is increased fourfold [the four clock hands of the Orion Clock] in contrast with the darkness. It speaks hope and joy to the faithful, but severity and wrath to the transgressors of God’s law. Those who have sacrificed all for Christ are now secure, hidden as in the secret of the Lord’s pavilion. They have been tested, and before the world and the despisers of truth they have evinced their fidelity to Him who died for them. A marvelous change has come over those who have held fast their integrity in the very face of death. They have been suddenly delivered from the dark and terrible tyranny of men transformed to demons. Their faces, so lately pale, anxious, and haggard, are now aglow with wonder, faith, and love. Their voices rise in triumphant song: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.” Psalm 46:1-3. {GC 638.2}

While these words of holy trust ascend to God, the clouds sweep back, and the starry heavens are seen, unspeakably glorious in contrast with the black and angry firmament on either side. The glory of the celestial city streams from the gates ajar. Then there appears against the sky a hand holding two tables of stone folded together. Says the prophet: “The heavens shall declare His righteousness: for God is judge Himself.” Psalm 50:6. That holy law, God’s righteousness, that amid thunder and flame was proclaimed from Sinai as the guide of life, is now revealed to men as the rule of judgment. The hand opens the tables, and there are seen the precepts of the Decalogue, traced as with a pen of fire. The words are so plain that all can read them. Memory is aroused, the darkness of superstition and heresy is swept from every mind, and God’s ten words, brief, comprehensive, and authoritative, are presented to the view of all the inhabitants of the earth. {GC 639.1}

It is impossible to describe the horror and despair of those who have trampled upon God’s holy requirements. The Lord gave them His law; they might have compared their characters with it and learned their defects while there was yet opportunity for repentance and reform; but in order to secure the favor of the world, they set aside its precepts and taught others to transgress. ... {GC 639.2}

Now we come to the last descriptive part of the verses of the seventh trumpet:

...and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. (Revelation 11:19)

That corresponds in every detail to the description of the seventh plague:

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. . . . And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. (Revelation 16:17-18,21)

Thus, it is biblically substantiated that the seventh trumpet does not end at the beginning of the plagues, but on the contrary, it includes the plagues themselves. The seventh trumpet has always been a special trumpet—just as the seventh seal was with the judgment of the living. It is not heard in any other cycle before; it sounds only with “the great day of God,” which is the year of plagues. Therefore it must also extend from the closing of the door of grace for humanity to the second coming of Christ.

The Hour of the Beast

But why does God take the trouble to point us to a 12-hour clock for the plagues in so many dreams? We found the crown of the time with its 12 hours—now also in the Bible—but is that all?

As I have already repeatedly emphasized, there is “prophetic” timing in the book of Revelation that reaches far beyond what Adventists have generally accepted as the end of all “definite time.” They take the following verses from Revelation 10 and turn them into a strict ban against time-setting after the Miller disappointment of 1844, and they are also apparently supported by their own prophetess:

And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: (Revelation 10:5-6)

...the Lord had been pleased to show me that there would be no definite time in the message given of God since 1844.—Selected Messages 2:73 (1885). {LDE 35.3}

Friends, if this statement of the prophetess should stand as it is, then without having a reasonable explanation for it, we would have to take the Bible in hand and test her with it. Then amongst other things, we would come to Revelation 17:12 where it speaks of the “prophetic” hour with the beast, which is unequivocally a “definite time”:

And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (Revelation 17:12-14)

We would have to ask ourselves whether those ten kings already received their power before 1844 and whether the Lamb has already overcome them, and we would be horrified to learn that we must still do future “time setting,” even today as I write this article. That would mean in plain language that either Ellen G. White is exposed as a false prophet, or Jesus contradicts Himself in His revelation to John. Moreover, that is not the only unfulfilled time prophecy in the book of Revelation, as we shall soon see!

The crash of the anti-time-settersPlease engage brain before opening mouth, dear anti-time-setters! Read what Jesus says to you—the church of Sardis—in Revelation 3:1-5. Understand that your works have not been found perfect, and your name will be blotted out of the book of life because you did not know the hour Jesus would come upon you.104 Furthermore, the only reason why He comes upon you as a thief is because you were unfaithful householders.105 You are on the 8-lane highway of the opponents of God’s time, and the rising sun of the east is blinding you this early morning so that without braking, you speed toward a head-on collision with Jesus’ huge cloud, escorted by all His angels, ending in a massive pileup which takes away all your lives.

To defend Ellen White’s honor, we wrote a whole article that explains why she made such statements in her time. We also devoted an extensive article to the power of the Father to give a logically correct biblical interpretation of Revelation 10. I will not repeat all of that here.

In the series of articles about the Jesuit General, “Pope” Francis, we exposed who the “eighth head” or “the beast itself” is, which is ridden in the last days by “Babylon,” the mother of harlots (the Catholic Church and all Protestants and World Religions that united with her): it is the New (Jesuit) World Order under Satan himself. The election of Satan to the office of the papacy, and thus his public appearance as “an angel of light,” took place at the beginning of the visible timeline of the 1290 days of Daniel.

The beast of Revelation 17 has ten horns: the ten administrative districts that the Jesuits divide the world into. The election of their “generals” fell on the beginning of the visible timeline of the 1260 days of Daniel.

On September 24/25, 2016, the day of the commencement of the seventh plague, the time of the whore will end. Rome will be destroyed, and the New Jesuit World Order with it. Thirty days later, the history of the world will end with the coming of Jesus. That will also be the end of the 1335 days, which began with Pope Benedict’s resignation to make way for the commencement of Satan’s world dominion.

Here you can see it again in overview:

The end of the whore

As we have all witnessed since the papal election nearly three years ago, Francis’ power over the world has apparently become greater and greater. No pope before him—not even John Paul II—has ever been the cause of so much sensationalism. The press was and still is full of “sensational” and “unprecedented” events and actions connected with this “pope.” Almost every month there has been a headline about something he said or did that no pope has said or done before him.

In September 2015, he was the first pope to speak in front of both houses of the US Congress, and he opened the UN General Assembly.106 No pope has ever received such power. After he blasphemously opened a door of mercy107 when God had already announced the end of His mercy, his quest for power reached a new height with his intervention at the UN Climate Change Conference.108 Now in the first video of a series for his “year of mercy,” he made it quite clear what his ultimate goal is: the union of all religions of the world under him and his religion of “love,” in which it is irrelevant what you believe as long as you just follow him—Satan. Jesus Christ, the only name through which we can be saved,109 is degraded to a little crying baby among the insignias of the other world religions. Yet people from all of the world religions follow him and his glamorous tolerance of God-despising self-love, as it is written:

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Revelation 13:3-4)

He is the chosen host of Satan’s parasitic spirit through which the deadly wound that the papacy received in 1798 will finally be completely healed, and among the prophesied “kings” who have reigned since 1929, he will be the one to go into perdition when Christ will save His saints from him at the last moment.110

And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth [king], and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. (Revelation 17:11)

He will receive total power over the planet from the nations for one hour, and then Christ will begin to exercise His power, so that the nations themselves will finally conquer and destroy him when they realize that he deceived them.

And the ten horns [the nations of the earth] which thou sawest upon the beast [the New World Order under the UN], these shall hate the whore [Rome], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. (Revelation 17:16)

WHEN will he obtain that power for one hour? We can be sure that it must be within the 1260 days, because we know that the destruction of the papacy and the power of Rome will come at the end of the 1260 days—at the beginning or during the seventh plague. The “hour” must therefore be before September 24/25, 2016.

The introductory verse of Revelation 17 gives us yet another clue, namely that the “hour” of Revelation 17 must find its fulfillment in the plagues:

And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: (Revelation 17:1)

The following report in its entirety therefore refers to the plagues, since one of the angels of the plagues delivered it. The unfulfilled time prophecy of the hour therefore belongs in the time between the first plague and the beginning of the seventh plague.

In the interpretation of prophecy, especially when it comes to time prophecy, one must be very careful to distinguish whether the biblical text is speaking of a moment in time or a period of time. “The hour of His coming” refers to a moment in time, whereas “for one hour” indicates the duration of an hour.

The riddle of Revelation 17:12 speaks clearly about a period: the nations receive power “for one hour” with the New World Order. Interestingly enough, the New World Order passes that very same power back. Soon we will see how that apparent contradiction dissolves—when we find out when the hour occurs.

Those who have carefully thought about the graphic above understand that the power of the pope, and therefore Satan, is increasing more and more and will reach its peak in the hour in question. History repeats, so God will intervene and destroy Satan’s power only when he has reached the height of it. At the end of the hour, Jesus will act! That is why it is so important for us to know when that “hour” is.

What does the duration of an “hour” mean in this prophecy?

Of course, it cannot be merely a literal hour. That would hardly be impressive. If that were the case, we could sit out the plagues in a “day,” as so many highly respected Adventist theologians have been preaching for years in their so-called Bible studies, which often talk about the “day of the Lord.”

I have to smile when they convert the duration of this “hour” to 15 days using the prophetic day-year principle,111 because they contradict the testimony of their own prophetess again, Ellen White, who said that there is no more “prophetic” time after 1844. At the same time, they deny that the “day” of God is really a “year,” as we were able to confirm in the sacrifice studies.

This “hour” creates so many difficulties, yet it stands out in the biblical prophecies of Revelation along with another hour that we will also discuss later. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could have a “clock” that would mark the beginning AND end of this hour for us?

Let’s consider the Orion plague clock again in the way that God showed us in so many dreams: as a clock with a 12-hour face, which divides the “morning” of the coming of His Son into different periods of time. Now can you find the “hour”?

Search for the hour!

Yes, the 1 o’clock pointer of Bellatrix, the fourth plague, together with the 2 o’clock throne line makes a segment that can be seen as an hour with the unaided eye!

But how precise is this reading, really? Without getting lost in astronomical angle calculations, a simple consideration will lead us to an amazing result.

The Orion plague cycle spans exactly 336 days from October 25, 2015 to September 24, 2016 (inclusive), at which time the seventh plague will start. God divided the period of 336 days into 12 hours, as we developed in the previous sections. So, all we have to do is calculate the length of an hour on the plague clock:

336 days ÷ 12 hours = 28 days per hour (with no remainder!)

Now let’s take a simple day-calculator and see where we come when we add 28 days (an hour on the plague clock) to the beginning of the fourth plague (April 22, 2016):

April 22, 2016 + 28 days = May 20, 2016!

Thus the hour with the beast ends precisely with the beginning of the fifth plague or the 2 o’clock throne line that is formed by the central star (Alnitak) and the star of God the Father (Alnilam).

The hour of the Beast

We’ve had this “clock” since January 31, 2014, but only now have we realized that it gives us the resolution of the last biblical time prophecy. God’s light is an increasing light, and He wanted to give all of this to Adventists, but they rejected it.

And now we understand better what it means when God says that the nations will receive power with the beast, specifically the fact that they will give all of their power to the beast. My friend and brother Robert wrote about that topic! On April 22, 2016, the nations will sign the global climate treaty and thus cede all their power to the New World Order of the UN. All branches of political structure and plans will thenceforth be under the control of the UN, but the UN itself is under the control of the pope, and thus under the control of Satan himself. Having the control, he will pass the power back, enabling the nations to persecute the faithful of God with sanctions based on their false tolerance and climate goals. Anyone who doesn’t cooperate will be imprisoned or killed.

It is a good thing that we know now that the hand of God the Father, together with the King of kings, will intervene to thwart the plans of Satan from May 21, 2016 on. It should also be noted that the fifth plague corresponds to the fifth trumpet, which in turn represents the first woe. The three woes in the trumpet cycle were held, and in the plague cycle they will break forth with full force upon the enemies of God. That “hour” will be Satan’s last undisturbed hour on this planet, when the world population is still unaware that anything is wrong and that they have been deceived by the father of lies.

Look at the feast day list from time to time, too. It is based on God’s true calendar, which we have had available to you for years! On April 22, 2016, the fourth plague will begin with God’s Passover.112 The Passover has always represented the angel of death passing over the houses of God’s people, and the death of the “firstborn” of His enemies. In the previous article, you saw that the reaper for the vintage comes out of the temple on that day, but will still wait until the sixth plague to receive the command from the angel with power over fire.

The fifth plague begins with feast days—yes, even with a High Sabbath. May 21, the first day after the hour with the beast, is the fourth Omer Sabbath, which represents the waiting for “fire” to come down at Pentecost. That will initiate the segment of the plague clock that will end with fireballs falling on August 1, 2016.

Also, the second possibility for Passover will begin on the evening of May 21. Being that we expect a repetition of the fifth trumpet, which predicts torment but not death, we are anxious to see what God has planned for that date. In any case, we consider these multiple feast-day concurrences with the dates of the plagues to be quite remarkable, and soon we will see how all of this will come to pass.

The Five Men with Slaughter Weapons

In The Mystery of Ezekiel, I presented a possible interpretation for the men in Ezekiel 9 with the slaughter weapons. It was very harmonious, and even now, I am convinced that it was a conditional prophecy that could have been fulfilled exactly, if it weren’t for the fourfold “Hold!” and Jesus’ fourfold “My blood!” that mitigated the visible punishment of the entire trumpet cycle, postponing it until the plagues cycle.

Let me emphasize again that there are a total of six men—one of whom may be identified as the Holy Spirit, who has the writer’s inkhorn, while the other five113 have a slaughter weapon. At the end of the trumpet cycle, though, the Holy Spirit withdrew from the earth and reported that His sealing work was finished. As for the others, no “Hold!” remains, nor does Jesus intercede with “My blood!” anymore.

We would expect, then, to see five successive waves of the “slaughter” of Ezekiel 9, so why haven’t they started yet? Consider when the harvesting sickles are in position, as brother Gerhard showed in his article. The harvest time when the wheat will be gathered comes with the third plague, while the sixth plague (reflecting the second woe of the trumpet cycle), is when the winepress of God will be filled and trodden, which is the literal killing of the wicked.

By “killing,” I do not refer to the Christian martyrs, who for a long time have been giving their lives all over the world, especially under ISIS during the trumpet cycle. Nor do I refer to the relatively few people who have been laid to rest before they would fall into sin during the plagues. Rather, I speak of the apocalyptic numbers of the wicked that we can expect, based on the passages where the trumpets and plagues depict God’s punishments upon them. Almost all of humanity must eventually be wiped out, since only the 144,000 remain in the end from those living today.

The short timeframe is not the problem. God created the earth and the life on it in six days, so surely He can also destroy it in six days. An ELE (extinction-level event)114 like a single, large asteroid, could destroy humanity in an “hour.” We should ponder, though, what God wants to show us by prophesying five death angels with slaughter weapons in Ezekiel 9. Even if the five stages of possible destruction were held in the trumpet cycle, there must be another interpretation, for although God’s Word may indeed contain conditional prophecy, every prophecy must also be fulfilled in one way or another.

As any theologian would freely admit, Ezekiel 9 was once fulfilled naturally in the prophet’s own time. Ezekiel, as well as his contemporaries like Daniel, Isaiah, and some others, prophesied the end of Jerusalem and the captivity of the Jews by Nebuchadnezzar. In addition, we know that these scenes must be repeated in the last days, because the prophets prophesied less for their own time than for ours.115

Let’s take a close look at when exactly Ellen White puts the repetition of Ezekiel 9:

“He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.” {2TT 62.1}

“And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; and the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.” Ezekiel 9:1, 3-6. {2TT 62.2}

Jesus is about to leave the mercy seat of the heavenly sanctuary to put on garments of vengeance and pour out His wrath in judgments upon those who have not responded to the light God has given them. “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” Ecclesiastes 8:11. Instead of being softened by the patience and long forbearance that the Lord has exercised toward them, those who fear not God and love not the truth strengthen their hearts in their evil course. But there are limits even to the forbearance of God, and many are exceeding these boundaries. They have overrun the limits of grace, and therefore God must interfere and vindicate His own honor. {2TT 62.3}

Consequently, the terrible bloodbath that was in the city of Jerusalem, is repeated after Jesus leaves the heavenly Holy of Holies—and that’s the time of plagues!

Yet we must ask why there are exactly five men whom God sees as angels of death. Let’s see how many the prophetess sees in action during the plagues. Pay close attention to the context! When will the people notice that they have been deceived?

The people see that they have been deluded. They accuse one another of having led them to destruction; but all unite in heaping their bitterest condemnation upon the ministers. Unfaithful pastors have prophesied smooth things; they have led their hearers to make void the law of God and to persecute those who would keep it holy. Now, in their despair, these teachers confess before the world their work of deception. The multitudes are filled with fury. “We are lost!” they cry, “and you are the cause of our ruin;” and they turn upon the false shepherds. The very ones that once admired them most will pronounce the most dreadful curses upon them. The very hands that once crowned them with laurels will be raised for their destruction. The swords which were to slay God’s people are now employed to destroy their enemies. Everywhere there is strife and bloodshed. {GC 655.4}

“A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations, He will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to the sword.” Jeremiah 25:31. For six thousand years the great controversy has been in progress; the Son of God and His heavenly messengers have been in conflict with the power of the evil one, to warn, enlighten, and save the children of men. Now all have made their decisions; the wicked have fully united with Satan in his warfare against God. The time has come for God to vindicate the authority of His downtrodden law. Now the controversy is not alone with Satan, but with men. “The Lord hath a controversy with the nations;” “He will give them that are wicked to the sword.” {GC 656.1}

The mark of deliverance has been set upon those “that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done.” Now the angel of death goes forth, represented in Ezekiel’s vision by the men with the slaughtering weapons, to whom the command is given: “Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary.” Says the prophet: “They began at the ancient men which were before the house.” Ezekiel 9:1-6. The work of destruction begins among those who have professed to be the spiritual guardians of the people. The false watchmen are the first to fall. There are none to pity or to spare. Men, women, maidens, and little children perish together. {GC 656.2}

In these paragraphs, it is clearly about the time of the last plagues. It’s even a time when people have already realized that they were deceived. According to our understanding, this would be after the fifth plague begins, when the throne of the beast will be darkened.

Yet how many angels of death does Ellen White see? Only one! That’s quite remarkable. A single death angel goes out to do the entire job of the destruction of humanity, even though he is represented by FIVE men.

With this, we begin to understand that God points to five different executions, each in its own era, thereby indicating when the final judgment will have come. If you’ve read this article attentively, you should know now which eras and times are actually intended.

The hour of the Death AngelsDuring the first watch of the night, the first angel of death found food for his slaughter weapon in pre-Christian Jerusalem, when the Jews had become so abominable that God had to send the Babylonians to lead them into the 70-year captivity. At that time, the first temple was destroyed.

The destruction of Jerusalem and the second temple in AD 70 served as a call bell to summon the second night-watch. The second death angel brought about the terrible carnage that Ellen White described in the beginning of The Great Controversy.

The trumpet at the beginning of the third night-watch awoke the third death angel, who destroyed the Protestant “city” in the American Civil War, making the blood flow down the temple steps in its US headquarters.

The fourth angel of death was held back in accordance with its ranking number by the fourfold “Hold!” and Jesus’ fourfold plea, “My blood!” This favored the sealing of the 144,000 before the end of mercy in the trumpet cycle—the fourth watch of the night. It’s no wonder then, that the Adventist Church could apparently do whatever it wanted without being punished. Since they united with the world, they will be punished with the world.

With the terrible appearance of the fifth angel of death, the sentence upon the whole world will be executed. There is no further delay, and the prophecy of the five death angels of Ezekiel 9 will conclude.

One question remains open. Was the fourth death angel held indefinitely, or will he work together with the fifth, to bring total destruction upon the impenitent during the plagues?

I have a supposition. According to Revelation 14, two angels are called, and each have a sickle (slaughter weapon) so they can accomplish their work.116 (Jesus is sometimes depicted in the Bible as the Angel of Death of the Lord.117) The harvest season begins with the cutting of wheat, which implies a separation of the wheat from the tares. This could be the slaughter, beginning at the house of God with the third plague, which is completed during the vintage of the 6th plague, when the grapes of the rest of humanity are cut. Time will tell if my view of things is correct.

The End is Near

This brings us to the end of the world. We’ve learned a lot in this article—things that everyone who has followed our studies could have discovered on their own. So far, however, we have only partially followed some important counsel from God’s messenger:

We need to study the pouring out of the seventh vial [Revelation 16:17-21]. The powers of evil will not yield up the conflict without a struggle. But Providence has a part to act in the battle of Armageddon. When the earth is lighted with the glory of the angel of Revelation eighteen, the religious elements, good and evil, will awake from slumber, and the armies of the living God will take the field.—The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 7:983 (1899). {LDE 251.3}

This statement contains an awful lot of information that seems to have completely eluded most Adventists. They expected (as did we at the beginning) a horrible bloodbath at the very beginning of the plagues—October 25, 2015—not understanding that the first six plagues are only preparations for the great battle of Armageddon. Only in that last massacre, will the great struggle between light and darkness, Jesus and Satan, finally be decided.

The prophetess also predicted that the long-awaited, direct intervention by God would only come with this final plague.

The most surprising part of the quote, however, is that she gives the reason for this great, final battle. It is the light of the fourth angel of Revelation 18 that motivated the armies of both the evil and the good! This reminds us of the last two verses of Daniel 11, which we have often applied to the Orion message from the throne of God:

But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he [Satan—the papacy] shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. (Daniel 11:44-45)

They have been fundamentally deceived, who thought that the light of the Fourth Angel would lighten the whole earth before the time of plagues. If this light is the reason for Armageddon, then we must even practice patience all the way until the last three plagues, before we will see its effect.

Ellen White therefore counsels us to study the seventh plague in particular. However, you can’t understand the seventh plague without studying the sixth, because the Bible describes the sixth as a very special preparation for the seventh—the Battle of Armageddon:

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east [Jesus and His hosts from Orion] might be prepared. 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. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. (Revelation 16:12-16)

If it is to be the reason for Armageddon, the light of the Fourth Angel must be completely confirmed no later than the sixth plague. In the section titled, The Rivers of Eden, of The Mystery of Ezekiel, I described how the four angels are bound at the river Euphrates, representing this last era of human history in the flow of time. It is the movement of the water of life, which was offered by those who had received it—the High Sabbath Adventists. The loosening of the four angels began with the command to release them, given on the day of the sixth trumpet. After that command, one angel after another is releasing his wind during the plagues cycle; at the first, third, fourth, and sixth plagues, respectively.

The seventh plague, Armageddon, can only come after the last of the four angels has finally released the fourth wind. The death decree will then be imposed on God’s faithful, and the living water of the Euphrates, representing the voice of God from Paraguay, will dry up. That is the signal for Jesus to come and save His people from the hand of the enemy.

What is it that, once the fourth angel has released the fourth wind, leads people to give us the blame for all the disasters, as predicted? My brother, Gerhard explained it in his article—the fourth angel of Revelation 14 has power over fire!

Destruction of the cities by fireballsMany who have been waiting for the fireballs to confirm their weak faith, will lose their (first) lives in the catastrophe. They never stood in God’s defense, nor demonstrated the faith that Jesus requested. When the last of the four angels, who are represented by the outer stars of Orion, lets go (the sixth plague), the destruction will come upon the people, and that ultimately leads to the battle of Armageddon, beginning at the seventh plague.

We have often said that the events of the trumpet cycle have been postponed to the plagues cycle. Do you still remember that I had invited the Adventist Church and the whole of Christendom to Mount Carmel on July 8, 2015 for a decision? Long before I gave the invitation, the Holy Spirit had disclosed the plagues cycle on January 31, 2014. It was also a long time before we could know that a fateful vote that threatened to split the church, would take place on July 8, 2015, at the General Assembly of the General Conference of Adventists, which recurs only quinquennially.

After years of controversy, when the day had come for the vote on the ordination of women, and therefore a decision on the basic attitude toward LGBT acceptance, the few in the church who were faithful to God, were confounded by a trick of the leadership. The vote was not on the expected topic, but only the question of who should have the competence to decide on these issues. Everything remained as it was in the apostate church, but at least the trick had prevented division. Today, we find not only women in the highest levels of leadership, but transgender elders happily and openly proclaim that this church makes no distinction between nationality, skin color, or religious beliefs!118 Today it does not matter what you believe, you are all welcome in a multi-cultural, believe-what-you-want-just-pay-your-tithe church! It is all in perfect harmony with Pope Francis’ love gospel of the United World Religions!

We had asked ourselves why the fireballs didn’t fall on the day of the Carmel challenge. That this was the date when the Lord would have brought punishment on the church, was even confirmed by dreams. Today, after the analysis of Revelation 14 in the previous article, we understand that the fireballs will not fall before the fourth angel (Rigel) releases at the beginning of the sixth plague—the vintage of bad grapes.

The leaders of the Adventist Church did not appear on “Mount Carmel,” nor accept the challenge, but tried to avoid the confrontation with God by a trick. This sin was registered against them, so that from then on, they were regarded as a part of Babylon. It was permanently recorded in the Orion trumpet cycle with the exact date, to the day, and thus, reached unto heaven like the sins of Babylon. Their “reward” will also come with the judgment of fireballs over the other Babylonian religions. Together with the others, they are all reaped as bad grapes and pressed out in the winepress of God during the plagues cycle at the day exactly corresponding to the sixth trumpet, August 1, 2016 (Rigel).

The fire from heaven will then dry up the water of the Euphrates, just like the water in the trench around Elijah’s altar, which represented the circle of elders in the Orion Clock.

Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. (1 Kings 18:37-38)

For Elijah and the 7000 who were faithful to God, the fire from heaven was on time and led to the slaughter of the priests of Baal shortly thereafter. In the time of the 144,000 faithful to God, it will also arrive on time. Because He could not give any more signs to an adulterous and apostate church,119 God just postponed it one cycle and He will confirm the High Sabbath Adventists at the time He has chosen. God is not mocked: If the church plays a trick, He plays a better one! He cradled them into a false security, but fire from heaven shall devour them as expected. They weren’t God’s people anymore, even in the trumpet cycle. With the sixth plague, the second woe is past, and in the third woe, the modern priests of Baal (sun worshipers, or Sunday worshipers) along with the UN-tolerant perversion-supporters and all those who follow them, fall into perdition.

The second woe is past; behold, the third woe cometh quickly. (Revelation 11:14)

The Hour of Perdition

The book, The Great Controversy, describes in detail much of what will happen in the seventh plague (and even earlier). It is not my intention to repeat those things here. My purpose is to enhance the light that was given by Ellen White with some extraordinary insights that we were able to acquire.

Do not be deceived! Armageddon is not “only” the persecution of the saints by the death decree, but in addition, a horrific (atomic) war will break out across the globe. If we aren’t blinded by an evil spirit, we can see the preparations for it everywhere.

Four mighty angels hold back the powers of this earth till the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads. [That was applicable until the end of the trumpet cycle.] The nations of the world are eager for conflict, but they are held in check by the angels. When this restraining power is removed there will come a time of trouble and anguish. [Here, the releasing of the four winds in the plagues cycle is described as a process.] Deadly instruments of warfare will be invented. Vessels with their living cargo will be entombed in the great deep. All who have not the spirit of truth will unite under the leadership of Satanic agencies [see the sixth plague], but they are to be kept under control till the time shall come for the great battle of Armageddon [i.e. until the seventh plague].—The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 7:967 (1900). {LDE 238.3}

Earlier, I mentioned how the Adventist Church thinks they will only be tested on the fourth commandment and have become blind to other sins. Now examine the following text carefully for the sin that is highlighted in the end:

The whole earth heaves and swells like the waves of the sea. Its surface is breaking up. Its very foundations seem to be giving way. Mountain chains are sinking. Inhabited islands disappear. The seaports that have become like Sodom for wickedness, are swallowed up by the angry waters.... The proudest cities of the earth are laid low. The lordly palaces, upon which the world’s great men have lavished their wealth in order to glorify themselves, are crumbling to ruin before their eyes. Prison walls are rent asunder, and God’s people, who have been held in bondage for their faith, are set free.—The Great Controversy, 637 (1911). {LDE 251.5}

The penetration of the LGBT movement into the churches has sealed the fate of the planet. And the Adventist church merrily swung the hammer to nail Christ to the cross again. They only followed the voice of their master—Satan Francis.

Ellen White clearly and unambiguously connects the seventh plague with Revelation 19, where it describes the Lord’s journey to the earth with all His hosts of angels on the cloud:

The battle of Armageddon is soon to be fought. He on whose vesture is written the name, King of kings and Lord of lords, leads forth the armies of heaven on white horses, clothed in fine linen, clean and white [Revelation 19:11-16].—The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 7:982 (1899). {LDE 251.4}

Why is Jesus’ white horse mentioned at this point in the revelation?

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (Revelation 19:11-14)

Yes, in the Orion plague clock, the seventh plague begins at the star of the white horse: Saiph. This star, together with Alnitak (the star with Jesus’ new name), indicates a date: September 24/25, 2016. Thus, we can know when Jesus begins His journey to the earth with the cloud. On the day when the special resurrection takes place, something becomes visible in the sky: the small dark cloud which will give us the hope that we will soon be delivered.

How long will this journey last until the Lord arrives and resurrects the rest of the righteous dead? From our studies, we know that Jesus will arrive on October 23/24, 2016. This emerged from the Vessel of Time study with its list of High Sabbaths; it is the Last Great Day (Shemini Atzeret) in 2016. It is also the end of the 1335-day timeline of Daniel 12, which began with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. The travel time of Jesus with His angel hosts arises from the difference between the start of travel at the seventh plague and the date of arrival:

September 25, 2016 + 28 days = October 23/24, 2016

Recall that we calculated the duration of one hour on the 12-hour clock face of the plagues cycle and the result was also 28 days! Jesus’ journey, beginning with the battle of Armageddon until His coming when He gains the final victory, is therefore exactly one hour on the plagues clock in the eyes of Jesus.

He also used repetition to emphasize it in His Revelation to His beloved disciple John. Read for yourself what the fourth angel of Revelation 18 says about the destruction of the New World Order and the Whore of Babylon:

And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. (Revelation 17:18)

And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven [the fourth angel], having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory [increasingly until the sixth plague]. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen.... And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. [This warning is over, because the plagues have already begun!] For her sins have reached unto heaven [recorded in Orion], and God hath remembered her iniquities.... Therefore shall her plagues come in one day [12-hour period/timeframe of the “morning”], death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. [28-day period of the Battle of Armageddon.] And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her.... Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought.... And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. (from Revelation 18:1-19)

A threefold repetition in Biblical Literature is a threefold emphasis. God highlights the importance of understanding what this “hour” means, giving to the fourth angel, who stands for our movement, the honor of relating it.

Twice the Lord gave a period of an “hour” in the book of Revelation, and only in the Orion Clock, are these two “hours” found, providing a final confirmation for its accuracy and the precision of its indication.

The two hours of Revelation

Only those who understood and studied the Orion cycles could solve the riddle that God gave us as a brainteaser. Only those who have not dismissed the Holy Spirit and whom the Spirit has not left, are now able to appreciate these last wonderful harmonies in God’s Word—in the Bible and in Orion, the Book of Seven Seals. Praise be to God, who gave so much marvelous light that the whole globe could shine with joy! But...

...this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19)

Blind Doubters

Despite all the evidence from God that we brought to the people, most wanted to remain in darkness. The time of investigative judgment has already ended for the dead and even for the living, yet still today, supposedly faithful Adventist pastors preach about the approaching Sunday law and the forthcoming plagues. Satan’s every move is thereby targeted in the sights like a trained drug dog sniffing for the dangerous, hidden charge in Pope Francis’ travel bags. Likewise, his gay handbag is searched when he conjures up one of his sensational new ideas from a little cheat sheet, but no one really finds anything. The dogs have been trained to the wrong drug, and the true explosives, they smell only vaguely. Satan laughs up his sleeve at this, because he has long since changed his tactics.

Before I give to God’s faithful the itinerary of their seven-day trip to Orion, I want to explain why the Adventists were so blind and still are. This should not be taken as an apology for them, but I noticed that even many High Sabbath Adventists have trouble explaining when and where some events have taken place, because they were lumped into the little time of trouble by the compilers of the Ellen White Estate, especially in the book, Last Day Events.

Read for yourself, what and how many of her statements are allegedly packed into that time just before the plagues in Chapter 10, The Little Time of Trouble. The idea of a ”little time of trouble” stems from a single statement found in a comment in the book Early Writings, where Ellen White was defending herself against her critics.

Let’s look briefly at that section, with which the chapter starts:

A Time of Trouble Before Probation Closes

On page 33 [of Early Writings] is given the following: “... At the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully.” {LDE 143.1}

This view was given in 1847 when there were but very few of the Advent brethren observing the Sabbath, and of these but few supposed that its observance was of sufficient importance to draw a line between the people of God and unbelievers. Now the fulfillment of that view is beginning to be seen. “The commencement of that time of trouble,” here mentioned, does not refer to the time when the plagues shall begin to be poured out, but to a short period just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary. At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in check so as not to prevent the work of the third angel.—Early Writings, 85, 86 (1854). {LDE 143.2}

The 1847 vision of Ellen White was attacked because putatively, she said that the plagues would have already begun, since she was shown in vision that “the Sabbath was proclaimed more fully” in the time of trouble. As we have often pointed out, the Sabbath truth was accepted by the Whites in 1846 (the white horse star at the beginning of the Orion judgment cycle). Of course, it was clear that the plagues had not yet begun and therefore the author defended it with this clarification and stated that it concerns a time represented as the latter rain season before the outpouring of the plagues.

The true meaning of this statement is actually fulfilled in the High Sabbath Adventist movement, since we received the light of the Fourth Angel in 2010 as well as the additional light of the High Sabbaths, by which we deciphered the complete timetable of God. After the election of Pope Francis in 2013, we proclaimed the beginning of the time of trouble and the Sabbath more fully (than the Adventist pioneers), because visible events began to accompany our message. The light of the Fourth Angel was the true latter rain message and the vision of Ellen White and her declaration was thus literally confirmed.

The inaccurate understanding of the Adventist Church stemming from that explanation, led them to relocate almost all of the major prophetic statements of God’s messenger into the “little time of trouble” that should come SHORTLY before the great time of trouble (the plagues). And this period was understood as SHORT, because that is what the prophetess herself declared.

Blind leaders of the blindIn the attempt to classify the events she prophesied, both extremes were combined. Some things that would happen only in the great tribulation were filed in the period before the plagues, while things that must happen LONG before the plagues were transported directly to the plagues.

Therefore, readers of the compilations should carefully consider the honest advice of the authors in the book’s preface:

We have attempted to present Ellen White’s teachings on end-time events in a logical arrangement. However, we do not claim that we have listed all future events in the exact order of their occurrence. {LDE 7.4}

It is no wonder that mistakes happen while sorting, since Ellen White’s lifework with some 2000 visions and about 100,000 pages of material is virtually unmanageable. Sometimes we need to beware of Satan’s cunning, because many have lost their eternal lives to some of these Adventist myths. One of them is the expected fulfillment of the Sunday law problems that the prophetess repeatedly foretold. We have shown that it did not come in the expected form SHORTLY BEFORE the plagues, because God allowed Satan to replace it with its twin to test His church, because it had lost its nose for sin in general.

However, many of her statements regarding the persecution would then not have been fulfilled—or not yet! Could she have been mistaken? Should we not leave the cities, because famine and chaos are supposed to reign, especially for the Sabbath-keepers? Should we not live in the country in order to supply ourselves with food for YEARS in the “little” time of trouble?

It would go beyond the present scope if I address every single quote, but I will put a tool in your hand that may be useful for classification, when you read Ellen White on your own.

Ellen White died in 1915 and her work had recently ended in 1914. Her prophetic statements concerning the future must be understood from this frame of reference. Time and time again, it is forgotten that she herself did not witness the age of the great world wars that began around the time of her death.

God tested the Adventist church for their faithfulness in those times. In Orion, two eras are specifically listed, in which the Adventist Church didn’t pass their tests:

1914 – The First World War with the church split over the military service question. Many Adventists recognized the incompatibility of the Sabbath and military service, and there were martyrs in the ranks of the faithful. Meanwhile, the global church leadership failed by accepting compromise with the government.

1936 – The Sabbath question had returned to the checklist as Nazism came to power in Europe and the exercise of various religions was banned—including Adventism. Children had to go to school on Sabbath, and if parents refused to let them, they were threatened with state sanctions. After a week, the Adventist church again cooperated with the state and got back their property that had been confiscated. The organization fell again, while many members preserved their individual faithfulness to God.

If someone awaits a future test from God due to “government regulations” that complicate the keeping of the Sabbath and bring persecution to His faithful, they have overlooked the fact that such tests have already come to the people of the third night watch and were not passed.

During the world wars—especially the second—those who lived in the country had huge advantages. The hunger in the bombed cities was unimaginable. City residents scrambled for a way to do manual labor on the land, because food was available there that could not be accessed in the cities. I recommend everyone read the book by Susi Hasel Mundy, A Thousand Shall Fall,120 in which she impressively portrays how an Adventist family survived the turmoil of World War II and found a way to escape starvation, despite the sanctions of the state.

So what about the US? Hadn’t the messenger of God always spoken of problems, particularly in the US? One must not overlook the fact that in the judgment cycle, the Orion clock marker points to 1936 and not to the beginning of World War II itself. The war was actually a consequence of the Great Depression—the global economic crisis that afflicted the United States from 1929 to 1941. Even those who had work, could barely feed their family. Unemployment led to hunger, and hunger to death. If a worker refused to work on Saturdays, ten others were ready to take his place. This is a suppressed chapter in the history of Adventism as well. Still today, it is hard to find a word about the reaction of the church leadership. I wonder why!

It is the ignorance of the average pew-warmer that made it possible for the Adventist leaders to hide all these fulfilled prophecies of the prophetess from the people, and push forward a Jesuit Sunday-law-futurism. Therefore, the disgraceful reaction of the church leadership had to be recorded by God in Orion. When it was brought to light in 2010, it was shamelessly suppressed and extinguished in the manner of the Pharisees by those responsible, whom God actually wanted to lead to repentance.121

Also, don’t forget about the tool that I gave you at the beginning of the article: prophecy is written in prophetic language and uses SYMBOLS. The reality usually looks very different, such that the spiritual eye must be enlightened by the Holy Spirit in order to recognize the fulfillment in the real world.

Country Living or Flight

Time and time again, I get the question, “When should we leave the cities?”

Of course there’s no way I can know exactly where God wants you in the last days, but the signal to leave the cities and live on the countryside was the forthcoming Sunday law in the US, back in the 1880s. As soon as someone converted to Adventism, he should have asked God to open a door that would enable him and his family to live in the country to escape the harmful influences of the city.

Today—less than nine months before Jesus returns—it’s probably too late for preparations like purchasing a farm or planting things that still need many months to mature. The only thing left for you now, is flight.

As the decree issued by the various rulers of Christendom against commandment keepers shall withdraw the protection of government, and abandon them to those who desire their destruction, the people of God will flee from the cities and villages and associate together in companies, dwelling in the most desolate and solitary places. Many will find refuge in the strongholds of the mountains.... But many of all nations and of all classes, high and low, rich and poor, black and white, will be cast into the most unjust and cruel bondage. The beloved of God pass weary days bound in chains, shut in by prison bars, sentenced to be slain, some apparently left to die of starvation in dark and loathsome dungeons.—The Great Controversy, 626 (1911). {LDE 259.4}

Though a general decree has fixed the time when commandment keepers may be put to death, 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; 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.—The Great Controversy, 631 (1911). {LDE 260.1}

The people of God are not at this time all in one place. They are in different companies and in all parts of the earth; and they will be tried singly, not in groups. Every one must stand the test for himself.—The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 4:1143 (1908). {LDE 260.2}

There was another clear signal to flee in modern times, which corresponds exactly to the three-and-a-half-year signal before the destruction of Jerusalem at the transition from the first to the second watch of the night. Jesus said:

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! (Matthew 24:15-19)

Martial lawThis warning from Jesus has nothing to do with Ellen White’s recommendation of a country life, which God gave her for the people’s long desert wandering from 1888-2010. Here, there is no mention of “moving to the country,” but only of sudden FLIGHT! Run for your lives!

It is important to understand or learn what the “abomination of desolation” is, of which Daniel spoke, otherwise one overlooks Jesus’ signal to flee. The events surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem in the Christian era are now about to repeat:

Not one Christian perished in the destruction of Jerusalem. Christ had given His disciples warning, and all who believed His words watched for the promised sign. “When ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies,” said Jesus, “then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out.” Luke 21:20, 21. After the Romans under Cestius had surrounded the city, they unexpectedly abandoned the siege when everything seemed favorable for an immediate attack. The besieged, despairing of successful resistance, were on the point of surrender, when the Roman general withdrew his forces without the least apparent reason. {GC 30.2}

Today’s signal was the election of the Roman Jesuit General, Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, who now unites the world religions under himself. We had also expected an immediate and bloody assault, but even though the time of trouble had already begun, Francis smiled lovingly as he withdrew into his allegedly cuddly Gospel. He wooed the world with his deceitful, satanic character, so that even the Adventists were deceived. But we were awake, and many fled to the mountain fortresses of the true faith, and accepted the light of the Fourth Angel.

But God’s merciful providence was directing events for the good of His own people. The promised sign had been given to the waiting Christians, and now an opportunity was offered for all who would, to obey the Saviour’s warning. Events were so overruled that neither Jews nor Romans should hinder the flight of the Christians. Upon the retreat of Cestius, the Jews, sallying from Jerusalem, pursued after his retiring army; and while both forces were thus fully engaged, the Christians had an opportunity to leave the city. At this time the country also had been cleared of enemies who might have endeavored to intercept them. At the time of the siege, the Jews were assembled at Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Tabernacles, and thus the Christians throughout the land were able to make their escape unmolested. Without delay they fled to a place of safety—the city of Pella, in the land of Perea, beyond Jordan. {GC 30.2}

Then, after three and a half years, the Romans came back and surrounded the city again. This time no one could escape.

Terrible were the calamities that fell upon Jerusalem when the siege was resumed by Titus. The city was invested at the time of the Passover, when millions of Jews were assembled within its walls. Their stores of provision, which if carefully preserved would have supplied the inhabitants for years, had previously been destroyed through the jealousy and revenge of the contending factions, and now all the horrors of starvation were experienced. A measure of wheat was sold for a talent. So fierce were the pangs of hunger that men would gnaw the leather of their belts and sandals and the covering of their shields. Great numbers of the people would steal out at night to gather wild plants growing outside the city walls, though many were seized and put to death with cruel torture, and often those who returned in safety were robbed of what they had gleaned at so great peril. The most inhuman tortures were inflicted by those in power, to force from the want-stricken people the last scanty supplies which they might have concealed. And these cruelties were not infrequently practiced by men who were themselves well fed, and who were merely desirous of laying up a store of provision for the future. {GC 31.2}

Thousands perished from famine and pestilence. Natural affection seemed to have been destroyed. Husbands robbed their wives, and wives their husbands. Children would be seen snatching the food from the mouths of their aged parents. The question of the prophet, “Can a woman forget her sucking child?” received the answer within the walls of that doomed city: “The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.” Isaiah 49:15; Lamentations 4:10. Again was fulfilled the warning prophecy given fourteen centuries before: “The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, ... and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.” Deuteronomy 28:56, 57. {GC 32.1}

It’s the end of the world that is described here. In the seventh plague—on time to the day, after three and a half years from the opportunity to escape—God Himself will bring the cities of the nations to an end, and the whore of Babylon and those who are physically or spiritually still with her, will taste His wrath. The “sudden darkness” that some have dreamed about will come over humanity as a great earthquake at about 6:30 (September 24/25, 2016).

Since God is love, He must also ensure that there is a sinless universe again for the rest of His creation. Only through the destruction of the wicked and the completion of the great controversy can He achieve this. He gained the right to do so in the investigative judgment and the “144,000” witnesses have shown that they both want to and can, live without sin without an intercessor until the end of the sixth plague, and by so doing have justified the Father.

The Rapture

Only then will it be about time that Jesus can take His beloved church.

Is there a rapture? Yes, of course:

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. (Daniel 12:1)

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:2-3)

Is there a pre-tribulation rapture before persecution? Of course not:

And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (Revelation 7:13-14)

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. (Matthew 24:21-22)

Even the elect (the 144,000) will stay on the earth when the great tribulation comes, but the time of tribulation was shortened by a whole 15 years for their sake.

First, the righteous dead will be resurrected on the day of Jesus’ return, and then they, the 144,000, and those of the special resurrection (of September 24/25, 2016) will be caught up together.

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent [not preempt or precede] them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven [Orion] with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain [the 144,000] shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18)

Those who are asleep will be raised on the Last Great Day122 of the history of this old world, and we who are living will not be raptured before them. That is what the apostle Paul says in the Bible, which is God’s Word. Anyone who claims the contrary is a liar or a false prophet. The Bible must be our principal guide. All of the people living on the earth who will not be laid to rest, must stand through the final test on the earth. It will be difficult, but God will help us.

Where will the rapture take us? The apostle says it clearly: “in the air”! How will we go? “In clouds”! That is plural, pointing to vehicles with which the angels will pick up certain groups of people. They will be collected from the four winds, which means from the whole world.123

The white-horse cloudPlease don’t take this too allegorically. Paul is describing here the greatest event in human history: the return of Jesus and the rapture of the saints of all the ages. Jesus showed him this. Naturally there are symbols in a case like this, but their interpretation must be logically consistent with what the apostle has seen.

Jesus will come back in one cloud, as it was promised, however. It is singular and indicates one big cloud into which the small cloud-vehicles bring the saints. The big cloud is positioned above the earth.

And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (Acts 1:9-11)

The messenger of God sees it the same way, with a few more details:

All heaven was waiting the hour of triumph when Jesus should ascend to His Father. Angels came to receive the King of glory and to escort Him triumphantly to heaven. After Jesus had blessed His disciples, He was parted from them and taken up. And as He led the way upward, the multitude of captives who were raised at His resurrection followed. A multitude of the heavenly host were in attendance, while in heaven an innumerable company of angels awaited His coming. As they ascended to the Holy City, the angels who escorted Jesus cried out, “Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.” The angels in the city cried out with rapture, “Who is this King of glory?” The escorting angels answered in triumph, “The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in!” Again the waiting angels asked, “Who is this King of glory?” and the escorting angels answered in melodious strains, “The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.” And the heavenly train passed into the city of God. Then all the heavenly host surrounded their majestic Commander, and with the deepest adoration bowed before Him and cast their glittering crowns at His feet. And then they touched their golden harps, and in sweet, melodious strains filled all heaven with rich music and songs to the Lamb who was slain, yet lives again in majesty and glory. {EW 190.2}

As the disciples gazed sorrowfully toward heaven to catch the last glimpse of their ascending Lord, two angels clothed in white apparel stood by them and said to them, “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.” The disciples and the mother of Jesus, who with them had witnessed the ascension of the Son of God, spent the following night in talking over His wonderful acts and the strange and glorious events which had taken place within a short time. {EW 191.1}

If the disciples could see Jesus ride up to “heaven” and His entrance into the “Holy City” is described as the same moment, then where was the Holy City at the time of this event? It must have been very close to the earth for the apostles to follow the event with the naked eye, even if the Holy City was veiled by a cloud. Therefore the Holy City could not have been in the Orion Nebula, where it currently is, as we know through another vision of the prophetess, which says in the context of Jesus’ return:

Dark, heavy clouds came up and clashed against each other. The atmosphere parted and rolled back; then we could look up through the open space in Orion, whence came the voice of God. The Holy City will come down through that open space. {EW 41.2}

Spaceship “New Jerusalem”

Therefore, the Holy City is not a stationary place in some fixed location in the universe. It is movable and can transport itself and its inhabitants from one place to another, depending on the situation. In modern terms, we would call the Holy City a giant spaceship. It makes sense because we know that Jesus assumed human form FOREVER, and thus He, too, ALWAYS needs air and oxygen to breathe. That could only be accomplished if the Holy City provides a closed ecosystem for billions of beings who live there.

By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan’s purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man; but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound Himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son.” John 3:16. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice; He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only-begotten Son to become one of the human family, forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder.” God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the “Son of man” who shares the throne of the universe. It is the “Son of man” whose name shall be called, “Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6. The I AM is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. He who is “holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,” is not ashamed to call us brethren. Hebrews 7:26; 2:11. In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite Love. {DA 25.3}

Now you can easily accuse me of writing here like a science fiction writer, because you have always imagined heaven some other way. In His Word, in Revelation 22, God even gives us the dimensions of the “New Jerusalem” spaceship:

And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. (Revelation 21:16)

Anyone who has ever really given thought to the dimensions of the Holy City, with its 12,000 furlongs or approximately 2218 km (1378 mi), will probably have to admit that we are dealing with a grand marvel of God’s creation. The city is just as wide as long and high. The highest mountain in the world, with an altitude of almost 9 km (5½ mi), is a dwarf compared to the Holy City!

The description of the Holy City’s layout only allows two geometric forms: a cube or a pyramid. Satan loves pyramids to draw to himself worship that actually belongs to God. Consequently, I believe that the Holy City could be a huge pyramid. Jesus has often been seen standing at the “top” of the Holy City in dreams and visions of the coronation ceremony as King of the universe after the millennium, which again indicates a pyramidal shape, but it’s not that important.

Pyramidal spacecraft

Modern science fiction films also like to use the pyramid shape for large spaceships, but those always come from the enemy of mankind. Even the Death Star of the latest Disney production124 wants to bump off mankind again. We get programmed so that when we see something, we should assume that the enemy of humanity is inside it. So please exercise discernment!

Imagine the Holy City for a moment, with a length of 2218 km on a side, when it is standing on the earth. That’s a third of the United States!125 If it is not just in orbit around the earth, as in the second coming, but actually lands on the earth after the millennium,126 then it will occupy a vast area. Therefore many also speak of a “Holy Nation.”

However, that’s not the most amazing thing about these dimensions. The city is as high as it is wide! Our breathable atmosphere is only about 9000 meters (30,000 feet) high, maximum, and the tallest structures are about 1000 m (3280 ft.). How many decks would such a spaceship have, assuming it is not just full of 2000 km of “air” alone, but that each deck would be as high as Mt. Everest?

2218 km ÷ 9 km ≈ 250 decks!

If you were to convert these decks into square kilometers of habitat, then it would be many times the area of the earth’s surface, including all of its oceans. Therefore, there would be a hundredfold more area in the Holy City than on Earth, indeed enough for billions of intelligent beings.

The inhabitants of heaven or the Holy City are simply called “angels.” How many of them are there? We have only a vague idea, but it approaches a huge number:

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; (Revelation 5:11)

When the rebellion took place in heaven, a third part of the angels fell and were exiled along with Satan to Earth. A legion of demons can be in one man,127 again suggesting that even a third of the angels must number billions.

Humans were created to replace the fallen angels.

16, 17 (Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 43:6, 7). To Re-populate Heaven After Test—God created man for His own glory, that after test and trial the human family might become one with the heavenly family. It was God’s purpose to re-populate heaven with the human family, if they would show themselves obedient to His every word. Adam was to be tested, to see whether he would be obedient, as the loyal angels, or disobedient. If he stood the test, his instruction to his children would have been only of loyalty. His mind and thoughts would have been as the mind and thoughts of God. He would have been taught by God as His husbandry and building. His character would have been moulded in accordance with the character of God (Letter 91, 1900). {1BC 1082.4}

Despite the huge dimensions of the Holy City, it does have a fixed size and therefore a limited number of residents, assuming it doesn’t want to burst at the seams someday; death won’t exist there, after all. That is why we will no longer marry or beget children in heaven. Even eternal life has a price, and all those who have made sex and the desire for it into their idol, would not enjoy heaven.

In heaven, there is a rural area and an urban area. That means there is a city within the city. How do I know that? Well, the Garden of Eden was a miniature form of heaven:

Adam had themes for contemplation in the works of God in Eden, which was heaven in miniature. God did not form man merely to contemplate His glorious works; therefore, He gave him hands for labor as well as a mind and heart for contemplation. If the happiness of man consisted in doing nothing, the Creator would not have given Adam his appointed work. Man was to find happiness in labor as well as in meditation.—The Review and Herald, February 24, 1874. (The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 1:1082.) {2MCP 602.2}

Where is the Garden of Eden today?

The Garden of Eden remained upon the earth long after man had become an outcast from its pleasant paths. The fallen race were long permitted to gaze upon the home of innocence, their entrance barred only by the watching angels. At the cherubim-guarded gate of Paradise the divine glory was revealed. Hither came Adam and his sons to worship God. Here they renewed their vows of obedience to that law the transgression of which had banished them from Eden. When the tide of iniquity overspread the world, and the wickedness of men determined their destruction by a flood of waters, the hand that had planted Eden withdrew it from the earth. But in the final restitution, when there shall be “a new heaven and a new earth” (Revelation 21:1), it is to be restored more gloriously adorned than at the beginning. {PP 62.2}

It was taken up, and it is reasonable to conclude that it is back where it was at the beginning... in heaven, as a part of the landscape that is “around” the inner Holy City. Perhaps that land area also forms the first deck of the spaceship. Some of us will soon know for sure.

The Kingdom of Heaven Is At Hand!

The Holy City is thus a giant spaceship for billions of creatures that need air, warmth, and a habitat. For a long time it was the only kingdom of God! Now I hear an outcry from the ranks of ignorant Christians again. Friends, what do you think happened in heaven or in the Holy City when the angels rebelled? Of course, heaven or the Holy City is the center of the power of God. It is the seat of His government. When dispute arose in heaven over the righteousness of God, the rebellion was witnessed by the entire universe with all its created beings. Satan sowed his poison not only among the inhabitants of heaven, but also in the hearts of other intelligent beings on every inhabited planet in the universe.

Visiting foreign worldsGod does not force anyone to submit to Him, but He desires His subjects to give their loyalty to Him through free will. Therefore, the earth was chosen as a spectacle, as the venue for the judgment, to ensure that all of the inhabitants of the universe could witness the verdict. Sin per se was only allowed on Earth. It is the only planet whose beings have eaten from the tree of knowledge, but such a tree exists on all of the other inhabited planets of the universe too.

The Lord has given me a view of other worlds. Wings were given me, and an angel attended me from the city to a place that was bright and glorious. The grass of the place was living green, and the birds there warbled a sweet song. The inhabitants of the place were of all sizes; they were noble, majestic, and lovely. They bore the express image of Jesus, and their countenances beamed with holy joy, expressive of the freedom and happiness of the place. I asked one of them why they were so much more lovely than those on the earth. The reply was, “We have lived in strict obedience to the commandments of God, and have not fallen by disobedience, like those on the earth.” Then I saw two trees, one looked much like the tree of life in the city. The fruit of both looked beautiful, but of one they could not eat. They had power to eat of both, but were forbidden to eat of one. Then my attending angel said to me, “None in this place have tasted of the forbidden tree; but if they should eat, they would fall.” Then I was taken to a world which had seven moons. There I saw good old Enoch, who had been translated. On his right arm he bore a glorious palm, and on each leaf was written “Victory.” Around his head was a dazzling white wreath, and leaves on the wreath, and in the middle of each leaf was written “Purity,” and around the wreath were stones of various colors, that shone brighter than the stars, and cast a reflection upon the letters and magnified them. On the back part of his head was a bow that confined the wreath, and upon the bow was written “Holiness.” Above the wreath was a lovely crown that shone brighter than the sun. I asked him if this was the place he was taken to from the earth. He said, “It is not; the city is my home, and I have come to visit this place.” He moved about the place as if perfectly at home. I begged of my attending angel to let me remain in that place. I could not bear the thought of coming back to this dark world again. Then the angel said, “You must go back, and if you are faithful, you, with the 144,000, shall have the privilege of visiting all the worlds and viewing the handiwork of God.” {EW 39.3}

The entire universe is intently looking forward to the outcome of the proceedings against God. That means the decision of the conflict will also have implications for the other worlds too. They will have to abide by the decision of the court, and either follow Satan or God, depending on who is able to show that his government is better.128

When Satan and his angels were banished to Earth, only heaven was cleansed of sin and doubt. Jesus kept His heavenly kingdom and sovereignty over the newly created Earth until the fall, but the rest of the universe was divided on the issue. Only when the dispute is finally decided will Jesus be crowned as the King of the universe—and that will be after the millennial judgment.

Nevertheless, He has already regained control of the planet Earth itself, as I explained in the chapters about the crown of time. The “144,000” witnesses were found, and the hearts of the great multitude, which still needed to be purified for their coming sacrifice and which should be fulfilled,129 were already found good in the investigative judgment before the door of mercy closed.

From the fall of Adam to the crucifixion of Jesus, the only kingdom that was ruled by Jesus was the kingdom of heaven, the Holy City. First you have to wrap your mind around that! Yes, God is almighty, but He is not a tyrant; therefore His kingdom is still limited.

So what does it mean when the Bible speaks of the kingdom of heaven being at hand?

It was first said by John the Baptist:

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matthew 3:1-2)

Then Jesus reiterated it:

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matthew 4:17)

And now we should preach it like the twelve apostles:

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matthew 10:7)

Where was the kingdom of heaven, the Holy City, when Jesus was on Earth?

Of course God would never have presented His power so blatantly that people would no longer need any faith. If the Holy City, which no human language can describe, had been shown to them openly, that would have been equivalent to a tyrant’s show of force, and everyone would have fallen before Him in fear. It had to be hidden from the eyes of men. What “ordinary celestial phenomenon” could hide such a huge spaceship in the earth’s orbit in front of the eyes of the people in that pre-technological era?

Led by the Star of BethlehemWhen Jesus was born on Earth, there was a celestial phenomenon whose astronomical basis is still sought in vain: the Star of Bethlehem. Although the Internet is full of speculation about which constellation or unregistered supernova it might have been, they are all looking in vain for the origin of the biblical report about this extraordinary moving star that indicated Jesus’ birthplace, even leading the wise men from the east.

It’s a good thing that we have Ellen White, who provides us with divine guidance:

The wise men had seen a mysterious light in the heavens upon that night when the glory of God flooded the hills of Bethlehem. As the light faded, a luminous star appeared, and lingered in the sky. It was not a fixed star nor a planet, and the phenomenon excited the keenest interest. That star was a distant company of shining angels, but of this the wise men were ignorant. Yet they were impressed that the star was of special import to them. They consulted priests and philosophers, and searched the scrolls of the ancient records. The prophecy of Balaam had declared, “There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel.” Numbers 24:17. Could this strange star have been sent as a harbinger of the Promised One? The magi had welcomed the light of heaven-sent truth; now it was shed upon them in brighter rays. Through dreams they were instructed to go in search of the newborn Prince. {DA 60.1}

Angels of God, in the appearance of a star, conducted the wise men on their mission in search of Jesus. They came with gifts and costly offerings of frankincense and myrrh, to pay their oblation to the infant King foretold in prophecy. They followed the brilliant messengers with assurance and great joy.—The Review and Herald, December 9, 1884. {TA 162.2}

There we see a company of angels appearing to be a star in the night sky.

What about the daytime?

Christ was taken up into heaven in a cloud composed of living angels.—Manuscript Releases 17:2. {TA 221.3}

All heaven waited with eager earnestness for the end of the tarrying of the Son of God in a world all seared and marred with the curse of transgression. He ascended from the Mount of Olives in a cloud of angels, who triumphantly escorted Him to the City of God.... {CTr 293.5}

The Holy City, hidden in a cloudAt night the angels disguised the Holy City as a star, and as a cloud during the day, which came close to the ground to be at hand for Jesus’ birth. (Does that remind you of something?) His wonderful city remained close to the earth through His whole earthly life. It stayed until after His ascension and triumphal entry into His kingdom, then it went back to the Orion Nebula from where it will come down again, just to pick us up to take us with Him on the day of Jesus’ return...

Soon our eyes were drawn to the east, for a small black cloud had appeared, about half as large as a man’s hand, which we all knew was the sign of the Son of man. In solemn silence we all gazed on the cloud as it drew nearer, and became lighter, glorious, and still more glorious, till it was a great white cloud. The bottom appeared like fire; a rainbow was over the cloud, while around it were ten thousand angels, singing a most lovely song; and upon it sat the Son of Man.—Testimonies for the Church 1:60. {TA 277.3}

When Jesus is close to Earth, His city is also close to it or in its orbit. That understanding solves an important apparent contradiction between the Bible and a statement of Ellen White.

Suppose that the Holy City was in the Orion Nebula on the day of Jesus’ resurrection. Jesus rose and said to Mary Magdalene that she could not touch Him because He had not yet ascended to His Father in heaven. Later, on the same day, His disciples were allowed to hug and welcome Him. That means He had visited His Father in heaven in the meantime, and had received from the Father the confirmation of the success of His mission. More importantly, He had done His duty as High Priest and had briefly entered the Holy Place in the heavenly sanctuary to put onto the veil the sins of humanity, which He had taken upon Himself in the garden of Gethsemane. His blood had been sprinkled on the veil in the Holy Place to make atonement for human sins.130

As she turned from the sepulcher, she [Mary Magdalene] saw Jesus standing near, but knew Him not. He spoke to her tenderly, inquiring the cause of her sorrow and asking whom she was seeking. Supposing that He was the gardener, she begged Him, if He had borne away her Lord, to tell her where He had laid Him, that she might take Him away. Jesus spoke to her with His own heavenly voice, saying, “Mary!” She was acquainted with the tones of that dear voice, and quickly answered, “Master!” and in her joy was about to embrace Him; but Jesus said, “Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.” Joyfully she hastened to the disciples with the good news. Jesus quickly ascended to His Father to hear from His lips that He accepted the sacrifice, and to receive all power in heaven and upon earth. {EW 187.1}

Angels like a cloud surrounded the Son of God and bade the everlasting gates be lifted up, that the King of glory might come in. I saw that while Jesus was with that bright heavenly host, in the presence of God, and surrounded by His glory, He did not forget His disciples upon the earth, but received power from His Father, that He might return and impart power to them. The same day He returned and showed Himself to His disciples. He suffered them then to touch Him; for He had ascended to His Father and had received power. {EW 187.2}

His journey to the Holy City and back had taken less than half a day. If the Holy City had been in the Orion Nebula, then the round trip would have needed at least two weeks, because Ellen White says:

The 144,000 shouted, “Alleluia!” as they recognized their friends who had been torn from them by death, and in the same moment we were changed and caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air. {EW 16.1}

We all entered the cloud together, and were seven days ascending to the sea of glass... {EW 16.2}

Of course, God can travel as fast as He wants... but God gives us clues that we should study in order to find harmonies of truth. Jesus became human forever as we covered earlier, and therefore His travel time is not infinitely fast. It is comparable to the time we will need as a people to travel in the Holy City to the Orion Nebula (approximately 78,000 times the speed of light).

However, if the Holy City were in orbit around our planet at the resurrection of Jesus, then there would be no problem at all for the angels to take Jesus quickly there and back. Knowledge resolves apparent contradictions. All you have to do is study with an open heart.

Beacons in Space

There is a lot that will happen on the day of the Second Coming. Billions of the redeemed will need to gather into “the cloud,” namely the Holy City, which will come down to us again from the Orion Nebula to Earth orbit.

In the context of the events of the seventh plague, Ellen White saw in vision:

Dark, heavy clouds came up and clashed against each other. The atmosphere parted and rolled back; then we could look up through the open space in Orion, whence came the voice of God. The Holy City will come down through that open space. {EW 41.2}

As we saw just previously, the messenger of the Lord also spoke of our trip to the Holy City as follows:

We all entered the cloud together, and were seven days ascending to the sea of glass... {EW 16.2}

The destination is the sea of glass, the Orion Nebula, as we all know from the Orion study. The Orion Nebula is an “open space.” It has a cavity, which in turn is the womb for entire star systems—a wonderful place for the city of the Creator of the universe. Let us travel to it together now...

There, we will reign with Jesus—some forever, some for the 1000 years, as my brother Robert already explained. Do you think that the date of our inauguration and the beginning of the millennium is important enough to God that it could be found on one of His clocks?

As we talked about the “hour” of the destruction of Babylon in the seventh plague, did anyone notice that we let the plague cycle run beyond the star of the white horse (Saiph)? Did anyone notice that the hour of Babylon’s destruction can be seen only from that point on—which, in a sense, is the second round of the plague cycle?

The hour of God's wrath

We asserted that the date of Jesus’ return, which we already knew from previous studies, was determined by God to be exactly one “hour” after the start of the seventh plague. However, no star-marker points to that date! Isn’t that a bit strange or unfortunate?

There are seven clocks of God which all indicate important events in the history of humanity and the apostate Adventist church, but not a single one points directly to the grandest event—not only for us but for the entire universe—namely, the Second Coming of Christ and the reign of His redeemed. Can that be?

Let’s take a closer look! There are only a few days between the date of Christ’s return and the next mark on the plague clock. The clock hand that comes after the Second Coming is even a throne line, which represents a higher authority. In fact, no higher importance than that could be displayed on an Orion clock! The scepters of God the Father, the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ together point to one date: November 1/2, 2016. That date has even been listed in our feast day list for years as the second possible Feast of Trumpets in 2016!

Is it possible that it is the date of the inauguration of the reign of the redeemed in the Orion Nebula? Let us read the job description for our work during the heavenly millennium:

At the general conference of believers in the present truth, held at Sutton, Vermont, September, 1850, I was shown that the seven last plagues will be poured out after Jesus leaves the sanctuary. Said the angel, “It is the wrath of God and the Lamb that causes the destruction or death of the wicked. At the voice of God the saints will be mighty and terrible as an army with banners, but they will not then execute the judgment written. The execution of the judgment will be at the close of the one thousand years.” {EW 52.1}

After the saints are changed to immortality and caught up together with Jesus, after they receive their harps, their robes, and their crowns, and enter the city, Jesus and the saints sit in judgment. The books are opened—the book of life and the book of death. The book of life contains the good deeds of the saints; and the book of death contains the evil deeds of the wicked. These books are compared with the statute book, the Bible, and according to that men are judged. The saints, in unison with Jesus, pass their judgment upon the wicked dead. “Behold ye,” said the angel, “the saints, in unison with Jesus, sit in judgment, and mete out to the wicked according to the deeds done in the body, and that which they must receive at the execution of the judgment is set off against their names.” This, I saw, was the work of the saints with Jesus through the one thousand years in the Holy City before it descends to the earth. Then at the close of the one thousand years, Jesus, with the angels and all the saints, leaves the Holy City, and while He is descending to the earth with them, the wicked dead are raised, and then the very men that “pierced Him,” being raised, will see Him afar off in all His glory, the angels and saints with Him, and will wail because of Him. They will see the prints of the nails in His hands and in His feet, and where they thrust the spear into His side. The prints of the nails and the spear will then be His glory. It is at the close of the one thousand years that Jesus stands upon the Mount of Olives, and the mount parts asunder and becomes a mighty plain. Those who flee at that time are the wicked, who have just been raised. Then the Holy City comes down and settles on the plain. Satan then imbues the wicked with his spirit. He flatters them that the army in the city is small, and that his army is large, and that they can overcome the saints and take the city. {EW 52.2}

While Satan was rallying his army, the saints were in the city, beholding the beauty and glory of the Paradise of God. Jesus was at their head, leading them. All at once the lovely Saviour was gone from our company; but soon we heard His lovely voice, saying, “Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” We gathered about Jesus, and just as He closed the gates of the city, the curse was pronounced upon the wicked. The gates were shut. Then the saints used their wings and mounted to the top of the wall of the city. Jesus was also with them; His crown looked brilliant and glorious. It was a crown within a crown, seven in number. The crowns of the saints were of the most pure gold, decked with stars. Their faces shone with glory, for they were in the express image of Jesus; and as they arose and moved all together to the top of the city, I was enraptured with the sight. {EW 53.1}

Then the wicked saw what they had lost; and fire was breathed from God upon them and consumed them. This was the execution of the judgment. The wicked then received according as the saints, in unison with Jesus, had meted out to them during the one thousand years. The same fire from God that consumed the wicked purified the whole earth. The broken, ragged mountains melted with fervent heat, the atmosphere also, and all the stubble was consumed. Then our inheritance opened before us, glorious and beautiful, and we inherited the whole earth made new. We all shouted with a loud voice, “Glory; Alleluia!” {EW 54.1}

The beginning of the judgment in heaven to determine the severity of each sentence is thus a very important date for the entire universe, if not the most important date ever. With the sentencing hearing, the great controversy has actually ended. God the Father will be acquitted as of the seventh plague, but the last major meeting for the sentencing hearing will begin in heaven on November 1/2, 2016, and it will be opened by Jesus Christ and the Father.

Let’s count the days! Jesus will come to Earth on October 23/24, 2016. The throne line indicates that the Millennium judgment will begin on November 1/2. In between, there are exactly eight days.

9 days until the millennium

However, the prophetess indicates that the duration of our travel to the Orion Nebula will be seven days. There is an extreme amount to be done on the great resurrection day, since all of the redeemed will need to be taken up into the Holy City. If we assume that our journey starts at the end of that day, then we only have a difference of a single day in reaching the target date. Nonetheless, it needs explanation, and we will see that the apparent contradiction leads us into glorious daylight again.

7 days for travel to the Orion Nebula

First, let’s consider why the journey is planned for seven days. As always, we should search for a biblical basis, because the Bible is the foundation for all our knowledge. We mentioned that the book of Ezekiel is “our” book, the book of the 144,000, because it contains many prophecies that relate to the judgment of the living and the last days.

In it, we find the purifying of the altar and the consecration of the priests, which must take place prior to the commencement of their service in the temple, as has been the case since the time of Aaron.131

Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves. And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord God. (Ezekiel 43:26-27)

The book of Ezekiel is not about any of the earthly temples, but about the sanctuary in the heavenly city,132 which will need to be inaugurated by the new priestly order of Zadok133 (the 144,000) during our seven-day trip to the Orion Nebula.

God already elected a holy nation of priests, but the seven-day consecration will take place in the Holy City itself.

Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. (Exodus 19:5-6)

And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons’ after him, to be anointed therein, and to be consecrated in them. And that son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he cometh into the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy place. (Exodus 29:29-30)

The problem is that November 1/2 should be the eighth day when we should start our service, but it is in fact the ninth day. A similar discrepancy is revealed by another aspect of the journey to the Orion Nebula.

Orion—as we see it—has seven stars. If you understand that God always combines symbols with a real story, you might recognize that our itinerary is based on the seven stars of Orion, because we need to fly past them on our way to the Orion Nebula anyway. The stars are all at different distances from Earth, and they are the beacons in three-dimensional space that show us the way to the Orion Nebula. Thus, each day of the trip would be devoted to one star. For the newly resurrected—who have no idea about the many lessons that are included in the Orion message—Jesus could tell the various stories that each respective star in conjunction with Alnitak points to, and what happened at those times in the respective Orion cycles. Each star will have its own theme, and the saints would learn the whole message during the flight. Isn’t that idea beautiful and easy to see?

Let’s take another close look at the itinerary, which we derived in the dream interpretation At the Hand of Jesus:

Stellar route to the Orion Nebula

Notice that we really have seven beacons (stars) and one destination, the Orion Nebula. In the graph, you can see that the Orion Nebula is so close to the star Alnilam, which stands for the throne of God the Father, that Alnilam and the Orion Nebula overlap. Both are roughly the same distance from Earth.

If every star were to have a day of travel devoted to it, we would not arrive at the Orion Nebula until the eighth day, and our journey would last eight days. That would be a nice explanation for the eight-day difference that we are looking for, but Ellen White says that the “travel time” ascending (moving) will be seven days. Now we have to proceed with analytical and logical thinking, and not with wishful thinking.

If we want to harmonize everything and get rid of contradictions, then we have to conclude that one star is not visited, which would reduce our actual flying time to seven days. Nevertheless, in order to span a total of eight days duration for travel to the Orion Nebula, we must deduce that there will be a break: there must be a one-day layover at one of the stars.

Is there an explanation for having an itinerary with a layover?

First, we need to be clear about which star will not be visited. We wrote a whole three-part series about it: Betelgeuse, which plays the main role in the wrath of God. We even saw the sign of Jonah, which confirmed that the explosion of Betelgeuse will come at the time of God’s wrath and bring the destruction of the earth with it. What we overlooked was that the destruction will only happen once Jesus will have already come and His church will have been saved from the burning of the earth caused by the gamma-ray burst. We had applied our knowledge to the first plague, but Jesus planned the catastrophe for the final annihilation of mankind, when we will already be in the Holy City. Sometimes we simply have to wait and see if things fulfill as we understand them, and sometimes a different kind of fulfillment is possible. If you will, this is the “pre”-rapture that so many talk about, but it will occur only after the seven plagues and the great tribulation!

We already explained in the articles about Betelgeuse that it exploded as a super- or hypernova long ago (about five or six hundred years ago). That means it no longer exists as a red supergiant star. Its matter is expanding in a cloud propelled by its cataclysmic explosion, which is a great spectacle that we can only see when we pass the space-time barrier and reach that part of the Milky Way, as we travel at velocities far greater than lightspeed.

The gamma-ray burst from Betelgeuse will not arrive until after our departure from earth. Then it will turn it into a desert, where Azazel and his evil angels must wander for “a thousand years” without any living creature to tempt.

In the typical service the high priest, having made the atonement for Israel, came forth and blessed the congregation. So Christ, at the close of His work as mediator, will appear, “without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:28), to bless His waiting people with eternal life. As the priest, in removing the sins from the sanctuary, confessed them upon the head of the scapegoat, so Christ will place all these sins upon Satan, the originator and instigator of sin. The scapegoat, bearing the sins of Israel, was sent away “unto a land not inhabited” (Leviticus 16:22); so Satan, bearing the guilt of all the sins which he has caused God’s people to commit, will be for a thousand years confined to the earth, which will then be desolate, without inhabitant, and he will at last suffer the full penalty of sin in the fires that shall destroy all the wicked. Thus the great plan of redemption will reach its accomplishment in the final eradication of sin and the deliverance of all who have been willing to renounce evil. {GC 485.3}

Cloud of matter of a hypernova explosionAfter the millennium, we will come back to earth with Jesus. The newly-created matter from the hypernova explosion, which moves much slower than the gamma-ray burst, could arrive during that time in order to resupply the earth with the raw materials that were plundered from it before. The “re-creation” of the earth, exploited by people and scorched by the gamma-ray burst, could be accomplished that way.134

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. (Revelation 21:5)

Although the “New Jerusalem” spaceship is huge, it doesn’t make any sense for it to approach a star that has already exploded. We will get to see the luminous cloud on our flyby. We will probably even experience the effect that after closest approach to Betelgeuse, when we move away from it and approach the Orion Nebula on our journey, it will appear to collapse back into a star again because the light of its explosion will not yet have reached the Orion Nebula or the belt stars. When we approach and then move away from Betelgeuse, we will in a sense travel into the relative future and past, respectively. Thus, our journey will include “time travel.”

An Unexpected Layover

We explained why the actual travel time is only seven days and not eight, but when and where will we stop for a whole day?

Anyone who indeed keeps the Sabbath knows that a person should not travel on the Sabbath. It is a day for communion with God, for the worship service, and also for rest. Travel detracts from those things, and we should not do it on the Sabbath, and surely not for worldly pursuits. On the Sabbath, Jesus simultaneously visited all of the worlds He created; He could still be omnipresent prior to His incarnation.135 He always walked with Adam and Eve on the Sabbath in Eden.

If we desire the blessing promised to the obedient, we must observe the Sabbath more strictly. I fear that we often travel on this day when it might be avoided. In harmony with the light which the Lord has given in regard to the observance of the Sabbath, we should be more careful about traveling on the boats [or ships or spaceships] or cars on this day. In these matters we should set a right example before our children and youth. In order to reach the churches that need our help, and to give them the message that God desires them to hear, it may be necessary for us to travel on the Sabbath; but so far as possible we should secure our tickets and make all necessary arrangements on some other day. When starting on a journey we should make every possible effort to plan so as to avoid reaching our destination on the Sabbath. {3TT 26.1}

Of course, one Sabbath also falls within the timeframe of the seven- or eight-day journey to the Orion Nebula, namely on the fifth day of travel, October 28/29, 2016. That would certainly be the designated day for a rest or layover and a special worship service. Pay special attention to the fact that we should not arrive at our destination on the Sabbath, but before it!

Sabbath rest on travel to the Orion Nebula

In her first vision, the messenger of God already gave us many details about what should happen “in heaven” or in the heavenly city, and it would be easy to see those things as telling us what should happen during our travel, especially on the Sabbath of the trip.

Unfortunately, there is a problem with that idea. That is why I quoted only a short part with the duration of seven days, but now we need to read it completely and very carefully. Pay attention to the main events that I’ve numbered, and also to where and when all of this will happen:

We all entered the cloud together, and were seven days ascending to the sea of glass, when [1. The coronation of the redeemed:] Jesus brought the crowns, and with His own right hand placed them on our heads. He gave us harps of gold and palms of victory. Here on the sea of glass the 144,000 stood in a perfect square. Some of them had very bright crowns, others not so bright. Some crowns appeared heavy with stars, while others had but few. All were perfectly satisfied with their crowns. And they were all clothed with a glorious white mantle from their shoulders to their feet. [2. The entrance into the city CENTER within the “New Jerusalem”:] Angels were all about us as we marched over the sea of glass to the gate of the city. Jesus raised His mighty, glorious arm, laid hold of the pearly gate, swung it back on its glittering hinges, and said to us, “You have washed your robes in My blood, stood stiffly for My truth, enter in.” We all marched in and felt that we had a perfect right in the city. {EW 16.2}

Here we saw the tree of life and the throne of God. Out of the throne came a pure river of water, and on either side of the river was the tree of life. On one side of the river was a trunk of a tree, and a trunk on the other side of the river, both of pure, transparent gold... {EW 17.1}

We see that the ceremony for the coronation of the saints and the entry into the city should take place in the Orion Nebula after the seven-day voyage. Unfortunately there is no mention of a previous stay, or a Sabbath.

It is fairly easy to explain that the travelling from Earth to the Orion Nebula will be done in the Holy City one way or another, and not in a literal “cloud.” The entire “New Jerusalem” spaceship is referred to as the Holy City, but there is a special city center inside it, which is also called a city. It is quite possible that we would not be admitted into the city center proper until the day of our arrival at the Orion Nebula. Remember, there are several decks including a country portion and a city portion, so there is no problem with that.

At first I thought I saw two trees. I looked again, and saw that they were united at the top in one tree. So it was the tree of life on either side of the river of life. Its branches bowed to the place where we stood, and the fruit was glorious; it looked like gold mixed with silver. {EW 17.1}

We all went under the tree and sat down to look at the glory of the place, when Brethren Fitch and Stockman, who had preached the gospel of the kingdom, and whom God had laid in the grave to save them, came up to us and asked us what we had passed through while they were sleeping. We tried to call up our greatest trials, but they looked so small compared with the far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory that surrounded us that we could not speak them out, and we all cried out, “Alleluia, heaven is cheap enough!” and we touched our glorious harps and made heaven’s arches ring. {EW 17.2}

The part about the brethren Fitch and Stockman has been omitted in almost all compilations of her material. There is a reason for that, but this detail confirms our solution to an apparent contradiction. We will come to that soon.

[3. The landing of the Holy City:] With Jesus at our head we all descended from the city down to this earth, on a great and mighty mountain, which could not bear Jesus up, and it parted asunder, and there was a mighty plain. Then we looked up and saw the great city, with twelve foundations, and twelve gates, three on each side, and an angel at each gate. We all cried out, “The city, the great city, it’s coming, it’s coming down from God out of heaven,” and it came and settled on the place where we stood. Then we began to look at the glorious things outside of the city. There I saw most glorious houses, that had the appearance of silver, supported by four pillars set with pearls most glorious to behold. These were to be inhabited by the saints. In each was a golden shelf. I saw many of the saints go into the houses, take off their glittering crowns and lay them on the shelf, then go out into the field by the houses to do something with the earth; not as we have to do with the earth here; no, no. A glorious light shone all about their heads, and they were continually shouting and offering praises to God. {EW 17.3}

Now it gets confusing. The Holy City will land on our planet, Earth, after the millennium. We looked at a detailed quote about that just a little earlier. Yet, there is no doubt that Ellen White, as she confirmed in letters, understood this part of her vision as a vision of the New Earth. So the vision would now have made an abrupt jump of more than 1000 years in time. If we continue reading, however, we will find that it soon comes back to events that could in no wise happen after the millennium, but must occur soon after our arrival to the Holy City. Why then would we see the New Earth at this point, when it is going to be re-created again much later—after a thousand years, after the lost are eradicated, after the second resurrection?136

Please notice from the previous quote that the day of the landing of the Holy City will not be a Sabbath, because people are seen working!

I saw another field full of all kinds of flowers, and as I plucked them, I cried out, “They will never fade.” Next I saw a field of tall grass, most glorious to behold; it was living green and had a reflection of silver and gold, as it waved proudly to the glory of King Jesus. Then we entered a field full of all kinds of beasts—the lion, the lamb, the leopard, and the wolf, all together in perfect union. We passed through the midst of them, and they followed on peaceably after. Then we entered a wood, not like the dark woods we have here; no, no; but light, and all over glorious; the branches of the trees moved to and fro, and we all cried out, “We will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.” We passed through the woods, for we were on our way to Mount Zion. {EW 18.1}

As we were traveling along, we met a company who also were gazing at the glories of the place. [So they’ve also just arrived.] I noticed red as a border on their garments; their crowns were brilliant; their robes were pure white. As we greeted them, I asked Jesus who they were. He said they were martyrs that had been slain for Him. With them was an innumerable company of little ones; they also had a hem of red on their garments... {EW 18.2}

Yes, we will raise children in heaven. Our own, if God permits, which were either brought alive or returned to us in the case that God in His mercy laid them to rest before or during the plagues. We will also have children of the lost in our custody, who are under the age of spiritual accountability, to educate them in a godly way in heaven. But wait!—If that is the New Earth, are these children still not grown up even after 1000 years?

[4. Visiting the temple and the meeting for the 144,000:] Mount Zion was just before us, and on the mount was a glorious temple, and about it were seven other mountains, on which grew roses and lilies. And I saw the little ones climb, or, if they chose, use their little wings and fly, to the top of the mountains and pluck the never-fading flowers. There were all kinds of trees around the temple to beautify the place: the box, the pine, the fir, the oil, the myrtle, the pomegranate, and the fig tree bowed down with the weight of its timely figs—these made the place all over glorious. And as we were about to enter the holy temple, Jesus raised His lovely voice and said, “Only the 144,000 enter this place,” and we shouted, “Alleluia.” {EW 18.2}

The temple is located in the Holy City and therefore also Mount Zion. There are seven other mountains around it. It is another allegory for the Holy City’s deck structure. What stands out, however, is that the temple visit is now mentioned and described in detail. This ultimately means that the vision switches to a Sabbath, because the faithful of God keep the Sabbath and that is the day they go into the temple.

In a handout that was later published,137 Ellen White added an explanatory sentence at this point: “Well, bless the Lord, dear brethren and sisters, it is an extra meeting for those who have the seal of the living God.” That remark should catch our attention for two reasons.

First, I want to emphasize that they are the only ones who have a certain special seal. The great multitude that they called out and the other saints also have the seal of God, but just not the special seal of the 144,000!

That means the special seal cannot be the seal of Philadelphia, because Philadelphia includes the great multitude from the time of the judgment and the time of the plagues. Hence, the special seal that the messenger of the Lord refers to here must be something that only the 144,000 receive due to their readiness to sacrifice, which Moses and Christ had previously epitomized.138 They were ready to give their eternal life for God Himself and other intelligent beings in the universe, while the great multitude “only” give their physical life. It is because they were supplied with all 372 portions of the Holy Spirit, which enabled them to endure without sin through all of the plagues, until the coming of Jesus. The Holy Spirit “sealed” them with that special blessing, which also represents that special seal that only the 144,000 have.

The second reason why Ellen White’s remark should draw our attention is the question: How can it be, that the 144,000 are summoned to their special worship in the temple only after the millennium?

The confusion will become total in the next paragraph, because the prophetess describes the end of the visit to the temple, and then Jesus calls the 144,000 to the marriage supper for all the redeemed. No, that cannot take place after the millennium! Keep reading carefully:

This temple was supported by seven pillars, all of transparent gold, set with pearls most glorious. The wonderful things I there saw I cannot describe. Oh, that I could talk in the language of Canaan, then could I tell a little of the glory of the better world. I saw there [in the temple] tables of stone139 in which the names of the 144,000 were engraved in letters of gold. [5. The wedding banquet of the redeemed:] After we beheld the glory of the temple, we went out, and Jesus left us and went to the city. Soon we heard His lovely voice again, saying, “Come, My people, you have come out of great tribulation, and done My will; suffered for Me; come in to supper, for I will gird Myself, and serve you.” We shouted, “Alleluia! glory!” and entered into the city. And I saw a table of pure silver; it was many miles in length, yet our eyes could extend over it. I saw the fruit of the tree of life, the manna, almonds, figs, pomegranates, grapes, and many other kinds of fruit. I asked Jesus to let me eat of the fruit. He said, “Not now. Those who eat of the fruit of this land go back to earth no more. But in a little while, if faithful, you shall both eat of the fruit of the tree of life and drink of the water of the fountain.” And He said, “You must go back to the earth again and relate to others what I have revealed to you.” Then an angel bore me gently down to this dark world. Sometimes I think I can stay here no longer; all things of earth look so dreary. I feel very lonely here, for I have seen a better land. Oh, that I had wings like a dove, then would I fly away and be at rest! {EW 19.1}

Did you see the many (apparent) contradictions? There were children even after a thousand years, the first big Sabbath service for the 144,000 was only after a thousand years, and the worst part for me—who enjoys eating—is... the marriage meal isn’t until after a thousand years of a starvation diet? Well, we will have a new body that can withstand quite a bit, but after all the suffering here on earth, don’t we deserve at least a snack before our thousand-year work of judging begins? Will Jesus really be so hard on us?

The first supper in the Holy CityWhat we read in the Bible paints a different picture:

And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. (Revelation 19:9)

Revelation 19 speaks of Christ’s return and the invitation to the wedding feast during, or at the end of, the seventh plague. That means it won’t be after the re-creation of the earth.

Ellen White also combines a special promise that Jesus made about His return, and it is not only for the New Earth:

At the first feast He attended with His disciples, Jesus gave them the cup that symbolized His work for their salvation. At the last supper He gave it again, in the institution of that sacred rite by which His death was to be shown forth “till He come.” 1 Corinthians 11:26. And the sorrow of the disciples at parting from their Lord was comforted with the promise of reunion, as He said, “I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” Matthew 26:29. {DA 149.2}

We will finally be reunited with the Lord in the Holy City, on our journey to the Orion Nebula. That is when we will enjoy the “first supper” with Him.

One Giant Leap for Mankind

If we want to understand the first vision of Ellen White correctly and we do not believe that there are confusing jumps in time, then there is only one solution to the problem. The landing of the Holy City, which was seen there in the vision, cannot be happening on the New Earth. There must be another planet that is very similar to what the earth will be like after its re-creation and which shows no signs of degeneration through death. It will be the first exoplanet that we as humans are allowed to step foot on! It will not be a desolate moon, like from which Neil Armstrong uttered the famous words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Rather, it will be a planet overflowing with life and undestroyed nature, where the Lord will show us for the first time all of the beauty of His creation, unspoiled by sin. It is a view of the New Earth, but not the New Earth itself. The prophetess herself even gives us a hint that clearly confirms it, but please be patient for a moment.

Oh, if only you wouldn’t stubbornly controvert our findings again! If you could accept the beauty of all that the Lord would show us, you could appreciate it in all its glory! What would your first words be, if you would step foot onto another “earth” for the first time?

There is still a problem, however: the Sabbath problem! Ellen White saw all those things happening in the Orion Nebula at the end of the seven-day journey, but we will have already landed on this planet on the fourth day of travel—i.e. before the Sabbath of the fifth day—because we must arrive before the Sabbath, and people were seen working on the planet on the day of the landing.

How can we solve this dilemma?

Again, the principle applies here: Don’t give up! Think logically and find a solution! Once we’ve found the solution with prayer, a sunbeam from Alnitak will again make our faces shine like that of Moses when he came down from Mt. Sinai.

Try it on your own first... and take a reading break here! Perhaps we’ve already presented the solution elsewhere, and all you have to do is reapply existing knowledge!?

Think first, then read on!

In the article A Word of Advice, I explained in detail that for a long time, Ellen White lived in legitimate expectation of Jesus’ return in her lifetime. That is why many of her anti-time-setting quotes are explained by “the great catastrophe of 1888,” when the Adventist church rejected the light of the Fourth Angel as brought to them by Waggoner & Jones. Yes, Jesus would have come in 1890 with no further time message and even without the year of plagues. Instead of Azazel being sent into the wilderness in 1890, however, it was the Adventist Church that had to wander again for 120 years, waiting and watching until the light of the Orion message should have awakened them. The third night watch saw the worst defeat ever in any battle against Satan.

In the High Sabbath List, the Rosetta-stone triplet140 of 1888-1890 ended with the beginning of a jubilee on the High Sabbath of October 24/25, 1890, which was the second possible Yom Kippur that year. Another vision of Ellen G. White foretold the beginning of the jubilee year at the Second Coming:

Then commenced the jubilee, when the land should rest. I saw the pious slave rise in triumph and victory and shake off the chains that bound him, while his wicked master was in confusion and knew not what to do; for the wicked could not understand the words of the voice of God. Soon appeared the great white cloud. It looked more lovely than ever before. On it sat the Son of man. At first we did not see Jesus on the cloud, but as it drew near the earth we could behold His lovely person. This cloud, when it first appeared, was the sign of the Son of man in heaven. The voice of the Son of God called forth the sleeping saints, clothed with glorious immortality. The living saints were changed in a moment and were caught up with them into the cloudy chariot. It looked all over glorious as it rolled upward. On either side of the chariot were wings, and beneath it wheels. And as the chariot rolled upward, the wheels cried, “Holy,” and the wings, as they moved, cried, “Holy,” and the retinue of holy angels around the cloud cried, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!” And the saints in the cloud cried, “Glory! Alleluia!” And the chariot rolled upward to the Holy City. Jesus threw open the gates of the golden city and led us in. Here we were made welcome, for we had kept the “commandments of God,” and had a “right to the tree of life.” {EW 35.1}

This vision dates back to 1847, so it was still a good while before 1888, when the church missed their golden opportunity to fulfill the prophecy. This vision and the first vision, which both describe the Second Coming scenario, must be seen in the context of the possible Second Coming in 1890. The travel dates and associated plans changed slightly for the 2016 coming, because it will take place on different weekdays.

In 1890, Jesus would have returned on the Sabbath—even the High Sabbath of the Day of Atonement. The saints would have been gathered into the “cloud” on that Sabbath and would have started their seven-day voyage to the Orion Nebula. Because they would have started to travel late on the Sabbath, which would count as one day according to Jewish inclusive reckoning, they would have arrived at the Orion Nebula on the following Friday, and would have landed on a planet very similar to the New Earth. There would have been no Sabbath during those days, and thus no interruption to their journey, and everything would have taken place “on the sea of glass.” The 144,000 would have had their special worship service in the temple at evening at the beginning of the Sabbath of October 31/November 1, 1890. Later, all the redeemed would have dined with Jesus at the marriage supper. One date remains the same, interestingly: the sentencing judgment would have begun on November 1/2, 1890.

Earlier, I pointed out that the mention of the brothers Fitch and Stockman in Ellen White’s first vision is a confirmation of this understanding. However, it is omitted almost everywhere because the normal Adventist can’t explain that Ellen White could have seen something “wrong.” She referred to them as the “brothers Fitch and Stockman, who had preached the gospel of the kingdom, and whom God had laid in the grave to save them.” We know that God only lays to rest those who would not have survived the plagues without sin and without falling forever. That means the time of plagues should have come, according to that vision, within the life expectancy of the brothers Fitch and Stockman. That would only have been possible if the vision was actually referring to the possible coming of Jesus in the year 1890.

In the true Second Coming of 2016, however, travel begins just before sunset on Monday, October 24, 2016. On the first day of the voyage we stand toward Bellatrix, and Jesus tells us the story of the black horse and the false teachings that undermined the Adventist faith. The steadfast from the tribulation of the Great Depression of the 1930s and the time of World War II are on the edge of their seats as they listen, and Ellen White begins to weep.

On Wednesday, we will experience a wondrous spectacle. The new Betelgeuse Nebula is portside of us while we pitch down toward Rigel. We could see the explosion of the hypernova from afar, which tells the story of the division in the church and the sufferings of the martyrs in World War I. Meanwhile, the blue giant rises in front of our bow, and speaks to us of how the unfaithful in regards to ecumenism became melded together with the papacy instead of remaining steadfast on the narrow path of the Advent people to the Orion Nebula.

After passing the left foot of the giant that trampled the serpent’s head, on Wednesday evening we lay a course for Saiph, the star of the white horse. Now we are ready to tell all the redeemed of all the ages about the Sabbath and the High Sabbath, the beginning of the third angel’s message and the restoration of the pure gospel, the descent of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of 2014 and the terrible seventh plague that finally destroyed the earth. It is a special honor on this Thursday to fly by the star that symbolizes the Lion of the tribe of Judah, which always marked the beginning and end of an Orion cycle. Adam and Eve will now know that their creation is also sketched in Orion.

Well, on Thursday night we leave the outer stars of Orion and observe how the navigator steers the bow of our spaceship toward the belt stars and lays a course toward Mintaka, the multiple star system of the omnipresent Holy Spirit. The preparation day for the Sabbath has begun, and in the course of this Friday we reach the first star system that constitutes the throne of God. During this segment of our voyage, the coronation ceremony [1] takes place, and Jesus Himself bestows on us the crowns. Then we are allowed to enter the city center of the Holy City and marvel at its wonders. [2] We catch a glimpse of the Tree of Life with its joined trunks on either side of the eternally flowing River, which expresses a certain character trait of God the Father Himself. Then the sirens sound for us to prepare ourselves to climb into the tenders because landing on a planet is imminent.

[3] Together with Jesus we step foot on the wonderful planet, and from its surface we behold a grand sight which will be repeated on the old Earth in exactly a thousand years. The cloud cover rolls open and in the glittering light of the suns of the Mintaka system, we see our colossal spacecraft in all its splendid glory land on this planet, which was prepared long in advance to receive us on this day. This wonderful sight even finds prophetic confirmation...

After Ellen White pulled through the biggest disappointment of her life141 and overcame her shock while in exile in Australia, her only consolation was that she could one day visit foreign worlds together with the 144,000. Now—on this Friday of the voyage—the moment finally comes, that she was allowed to see in a correcting vision after 1890. She only shared this vision with the most loyal of her friends, because the leaders of the Adventist Church did not deserve this light anymore. Sister Sarah Peck, who served Ellen White in Australia for approximately 10 years after 1890, learned about the visit to a planet on the journey to the Orion Nebula, and that the unfallen worlds line the way to witness the coronation ceremony during the procession. She also assisted in developing the indexing system of the White Estate. Among other things, she taught at Union College and worked for the Education Department in the California Conference and the General Conference. She also helped in the preparation of Ellen White’s book, Education.

Please note the following quote from the book, The Path to the Throne of God: The Sanctuary by Sarah Elizabeth Peck, p. 176.

As a sort of telescopic side light; we are told on good authority that as the victorious procession of the redeemed, accompanied by all the inhabitants of heaven, journeys forward, “representatives from all over God’s universe will line the way on either side of the procession, eager to catch glimpses of the triumphant throng.”

I believe that the “good authority” that is mentioned in the above quote is the same source which the quote below comes from. The Lord showed Ellen White that the representatives of other worlds lined up to see the redeemed. Likewise, she was shown that fruits were prepared on that particular planet. Although Ellen White’s statement was never officially released, she told others about it too, including her stenographer, Jennie Ireland, and Elder McClure at a dinner shortly before her death in 1915. Elder McClure wrote it down and Jennie Ireland reported it. Here is what she reported from shorthand:

“All heaven is astir making preparations for the coming of the Lord.”

“When Jesus comes, not only the angels come with Him, but representatives from all over God’s universe will line the way on either side from earth to the planet where they are to be entertained. They are lined up on either side, each one anxious to catch the first glimpse of the triumphant throng which Jesus is leading upward.

“The representatives from all over God’s universe who are to witness this triumphant march are now making preparation for their entertainment on a planet where they will spend the Sabbath.

“They are now bringing fruit from all parts of the universe, from all other worlds, and are storing it on this one for the Sabbath day’s entertainment of the redeemed.142

Naturally, the Adventist Church denied the veracity of that statement and prefers to open the “mercy-door of grace” wide to perdition, together with Pope Francis. Please, understand clearly that what the Index to the Writings of E.G. White, Vol. 3, Appendix C, p. 3189 has to say about the fruits, was not inspired by the Holy Spirit, but is based on purely human ignorance.

Those people will not be there when we go on our first excursion through sinless nature on this Friday afternoon. What wonders we will behold! The 2000 km high golden City towers over everything. What a sight! If Ellen White, having seen it, could not put it into words, how could I accomplish it? Things that no human eye has ever seen are awaiting those who can believe it!

[4] Too soon on this still-unknown planet, we see our first sunset of multiple suns. The Sabbath of October 28/29, 2016 is approaching. We return to the city and ascend Mt. Zion. While the great multitude of the redeemed remain in front of the temple, only the 144,000 are admitted. They go inside to hear from God the Father personally, whether their sacrifice will result in the fact that they must give their eternal life and have only the engravings of their names in the tables and pillars of the temple as a memorial, or whether they may continue traveling with the other saints to eternity. Up to this time, so few witnesses for God the Father could be called out by the 144,000 that in our estimation it would be likely that the 144,000 will probably not leave the temple. Furthermore, we question with a great deal of concern: where are God’s remaining witnesses hiding!?

How much we desire to be permitted to participate in the marriage supper of the Lamb [5], which takes place now on the eve of the Sabbath. We, too, would like to behold and study the wonders of His creation throughout all eternity! Don’t let the shadow of death hang over the marriage supper. Don’t let “144,000” empty places bear witness that when all was said and done, there were not enough saints in the pure church of Philadelphia, which includes both the 144,000 and the great multitude that they collect, and that those great sacrifices were necessary, though it was not God’s will.

Nevertheless, our wonderful travel itinerary is now fully explained, and it is recorded perfectly in the Orion Clock.

Complete itinerary to the Orion Nebula

Mirror Mirror on the Wall...

Do you really belong to the church of brotherly love, “Philadelphia”? Are you as willing to give your physical life for us in appreciation for the love of Christ and your brothers and sisters, as we are to give our eternal life for you? After all that we have shared with you in this series of articles, do you see how God let us 144,000 experience exactly what He experienced when He entrusted His vindication, and even His existence, entirely into the hands of unreliable humans?

Our eternal life does not depend on whether the number 144,000 is reached. As it turned out at the beginning of the plagues, it is not literal as we thought for a long time.143 It is rather symbolic in reality, and represents our duty. The only number that is mentioned in the Bible as needing to be completed is the number of those in the fifth seal of Revelation who still have to die.144 That means you, who still need to be called out by the 144,000 and to receive the seal of Philadelphia. Our eternal lives are in your hand. If you will be faithful and fulfill your mission, then we can praise God for all eternity together with you. If not, we will give up our existence so that God, His creation, and you can be together in a sinless universe with perfect love for ceaseless ages.

It’s up to you what mood will prevail on the continuing journey, on Sunday and Monday at the star with the new name of Jesus (Alnitak) and the star of God the Father (Alnilam). Will Jesus have to wipe away many tears when the redeemed reach the many waters of the sea of glass—which we told you about so often—on Tuesday, November 1, or will we shout “Hallelujah!” in unison with you and enjoy heaven together? Will you also receive the seal of Philadelphia, like those who believed in the message before October 17/18, 2015, which most of you will only understand in the gathering time of the harvest, or will you eventually belong to those who continue to take Matthew 24:36 out of context while the evidence piles up higher and higher on every side?

The Feast of Trumpets symbolizes William Miller’s midnight cry. He trumpeted the announcement of the beginning of the investigative judgment of the dead and living. His midnight cry was ushering in the beginning of the path to the Orion Nebula, and the Orion message began with a study of the first vision of Ellen White:

The pathway of Ellen White's first visionWhile I was praying at the family altar, the Holy Ghost fell upon me, and I seemed to be rising higher and higher, far above the dark world. I turned to look for the Advent people in the world, but could not find them, when a voice said to me, “Look again, and look a little higher.” At this I raised my eyes, and saw a straight and narrow path, cast up high above the world. On this path the Advent people were traveling to the city, which was at the farther end of the path. They had a bright light set up behind them at the beginning of the path, which an angel told me was the midnight cry. This light shone all along the path and gave light for their feet so that they might not stumble. If they kept their eyes fixed on Jesus, who was just before them, leading them to the city, they were safe. But soon some grew weary, and said the city was a great way off, and they expected to have entered it before. Then Jesus would encourage them by raising His glorious right arm, and from His arm came a light which waved over the Advent band, and they shouted, “Alleluia!” Others rashly denied the light behind them and said that it was not God that had led them out so far. The light behind them went out, leaving their feet in perfect darkness, and they stumbled and lost sight of the mark and of Jesus, and fell off the path down into the dark and wicked world below. Soon we heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming. The living saints, 144,000 in number, knew and understood the voice, while the wicked thought it was thunder and an earthquake. When God spoke the time, He poured upon us the Holy Ghost, and our faces began to light up and shine with the glory of God, as Moses’ did when he came down from Mount Sinai. {EW 14.1}

At the end of the path, Jesus stands with His wounds in Orion and calls you through the voice of the second Miller saying that the trumpet is ready to resound through the many waters of the Orion Nebula, marking the beginning of the sentencing judgment on the Feast of Trumpets on the new moon of November 1/2, 2016.

Soon we heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming. The living saints, 144,000 in number, knew and understood the voice, while the wicked thought it was thunder and an earthquake. When God spoke the time, He poured upon us the Holy Ghost, and our faces began to light up and shine with the glory of God, as Moses’ did when he came down from Mount Sinai. {EW 14.1}

With this, the final article that you will receive from my quill, I bid you farewell, until—hopefully—we reunite in the Holy City. You can find out whether you yourself will be there and counted with the church of Philadelphia. If you studied this article, look into the mirror and see if on your forehead is written the simple three-part sentence that results from solving the riddle of Revelation 3:12. Did you find the holy grail of life, and the great seal of God with the help of these last four articles, before the time of the harvest for the good wheat?

Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. (Revelation 3:12)

The seal of the church of Philadelphia

 

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 21:28 – And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

  2. See chapters 4 and 5 of Revelation.

  3. Revelation 14:14 – And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

  4. 1 Corinthians 1:27

  5. John 10:16 – And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

  6. Revelation 18:4 – And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

  7. Revelation 7:9 – After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

  8. Revelation 3:14-22: Laodicea means "church of the judgment."

  9. Revelation 8:8 – And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

  10. Revelation 8:10 – And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

  11. Ellen G. White, Last Day Events, p. 12, par. 1

  12. The Lord has sent His people much instruction, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, and there a little. Little heed is given to the Bible, and the Lord has given a lesser light to lead men and women to the greater light. Oh, how much good would be accomplished if the books containing this light were read with a determination to carry out the principles they contain! There would be a thousandfold greater vigilance, a thousandfold more self-denial and resolute effort. And many more would now be rejoicing in the light of present truth. {YRP 232.4}

  13. See statement of Neal C. Wilson (Ted Wilson’s father).

  14. Unfortunately, many of her words were later reduced or changed and we do not always find the indication “I saw,” even where it originally stood.

  15. Revelation 13:14 – And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

  16. NBCNEWS, How Pope Francis Became the 'People's Pope' in 2015

  17. Revelation 17:3 – So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

  18. Newsmax, Newsfront for Nov. 30, 2015, Pope: Fundamentalism ‘Disease of All Religions.’ Quote: Pope Francis said Monday that fundamentalism was "a disease of all religions", including the Roman Catholic Church, but had nothing to do with God... "It is not religious, it lacks God, it is idolatrous."

  19. Revelation 14:9-10 – And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

  20. Revelation 3:16 – So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

  21. See article The Resurrection of the Two Witnesses, section “Come Out of Her!”

  22. Revelation 3:7-8 – And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

  23. Revelation 14:4 – These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

  24. An Adventist term for the messenger of God, Ellen G. White.

  25. “These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth.” These, having been translated from the earth, from among the living, are counted as “the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb.” Revelation 15:2, 3; 14:1-5. “These are they which came out of great tribulation;” they have passed through the time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation; they have endured the anguish of the time of Jacob’s trouble; they have stood without an intercessor through the final outpouring of God’s judgments. But they have been delivered, for they have “washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” “In their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault” before God. “Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.” They have seen the earth wasted with famine and pestilence, the sun having power to scorch men with great heat, and they themselves have endured suffering, hunger, and thirst. But “they shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Revelation 7:14-17. {GC 648.3}

  26. The calculation of the number 144,000 (12 × 12 × 1000) is consequently a description of the work of the 144,000: 12 pioneers received the light of the Sabbath truth in 1846, which the 12 pioneers of the High Sabbath Adventists would later take up to "proclaim the Sabbath more fully." {EW 33.2} This latter proclamation is the loud cry in the time of plagues and will call out a great multitude of God's people (represented by 1000) from the fallen churches and will seal them into the church of Philadelphia (Brotherly Love).

  27. See his two dreams, nos. 71 and 72, which clearly confirmed that the vote for women's ordination was a trick and that the wrath of God would really come down on that date but was once again prevented by grace.

  28. See article Fire at Mount Carmel, section “Three and a Half Years of Drought.”

  29. See article Our High Calling.

  30. Revelation 17:15 – And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

  31. Matthew 14:31 – And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

  32. We discussed this extensively in other articles, such as Babylon Is Fallen!

  33. See our article series The Last Battle.

  34. Amos 8:11 – Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

  35. See also the first two articles of this series.

  36. See the whole Shadow Series.

  37. Daniel 12:3 – And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

  38. Any discrepancies with the official date of Hanukkah come from the incorrect calculation of such data on the part of the rabbis. About the correct determination of the first biblical month and year, see our series Full Moon at Gethsemane.

  39. See The Miracle.

  40. Alnitak is the new name of Jesus, which is foretold in Revelation 3:12. It is the name of the star at the center of the Orion Clock and means “The one who was wounded.” Along with the stars Alnilam and Mintaka, it forms the three belt stars of Orion, the symbol of the throne of God. See the Orion presentation, particularly slide 161 and following.

  41. In the series Full Moon at Gethsemane, we present all the evidence that Jesus was actually crucified in the year 31. We even know the exact date of the crucifixion to the day. This study is the heart of all our studies, because we were able to discover God’s true calendar through it, which later helped us to determine the exact date of Jesus' return.

  42. See video.

  43. See video.

  44. Genesis 3:15 – And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

  45. From this paper, p. 22.

  46. See the church of Sardis in Revelation 3:2 – Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

  47. Civil War Trust, Civil War Casualties

  48. See article The Throne Lines – Part III.

  49. See article Our High Calling.

  50. See the sermon The Last Race.

  51. See the entire article series about The Gene of Life.

  52. The Jerusalem Post, International crowdfunding campaign to build Third Temple raises over $100,000

  53. Wikipedia, Council of Trent.

  54. See Leviticus 23:27-32

  55. See the introductory video on our homepage.

  56. See Revelation 3:8 with the open door for the church of Philadelphia – I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

  57. John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

  58. Revelation 14:4 – These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

  59. See Ellen G. White’s vision from the year 1847.

  60. The Sabbath was sanctified by God at Creation; see Genesis 2:3 – And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

  61. Exodus 20:8-11 – Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

  62. See Mark 2:28 and Luke 6:5 – And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

  63. Luke 19:44 – And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

  64. Pope Francis’ video message, January 6, 2016.

  65. There is only one name through which we can be saved: Jesus Christ (see Acts 4:8-12).

  66. See previous article.

  67. Matthew 12:47-50 – Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

  68. See e.g. Adventist World, Focus on revival, reformation, and proclamation, GC president says

  69. Now “Ten Days of Prayer

  70. John 4:23 – But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

  71. See Jesus’ reign starting in the seventh trumpet in Revelation 11:15 – And the seventh angel sounded; as great voices in heaven, saying: The kingdom of our Lord and of his world Anointed has come about, and he shall reign for ever and ever! See also the article Carillons in Heaven.

  72. Mark 3:28-29 – Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

  73. Malachi 4:2 – But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

  74. The pointers formed by each of the four outer stars of Orion with Alnitak at the center, and the two throne lines.

  75. See Revelation 7:3 and the article The Tears of God.

  76. Revelation 4:4 – And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

  77. See article The 24 Elders.

  78. All this is explained in detail in the Orion presentation.

  79. See article Seven Steps to Eternity.

  80. See my first article, Iceberg Ahead!

  81. See Ezekiel chapters 1, 3 and 10. Pay particular attention to the wheels in the wheels, the gears that typify a clockwork.

  82. See the sermon about The Last Race.

  83. Hebrews 11:6 – Without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that seek him, will reward.

  84. The Tears of God during the first and second plague correspond to the rain of the deluge.

  85. Hurricane Patricia.

  86. UN.org: World turns UN Blue on 70th anniversary of United Nations

  87. Jeremiah 25:11-12; 29:10. The UN existed for 70 years until God brought the plagues upon them and He began to lead His people home. See also Daniel 9:2 and Zechariah 1:12.

  88. See Leviticus 16.

  89. This interpretation of the Philadelphian church is also officially confirmed by the Spirit of Prophecy according to Revelation 14:13 – And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth [from the third angel's message on, since this verse immediately follows it]: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

  90. See the article, In the Shadow of Time.

  91. 1. Babylon, 2. Medo-Persia, 3. Greece, 4. Rome, 5. Papal Rome 538-1798 (the beast that was), 6. The papacy in secret 1798-2013 (the beast that is not), 7. The papacy as head of the New World Order 2013 - 2016 (the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit and goes into perdition). See Revelation 17:7-8.

  92. See the Orion presentation, slides 70-74.

  93. John 14:12 – Verily, verily, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do, and will do greater works than these, because I go unto my Father;

  94. See Revelation 20:6,14; 21:8.

  95. John 15:13 – Greater love hath no man than that he lay down his life for his friends.

  96. Hebrews 6:20 – Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

  97. Revelation 14:4 – These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

  98. Matthew 16:24 – Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

  99. Luke 17:33 – Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

  100. See Romans 8:27 and Revelation 2:23 – And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

  101. See Revelation 6:16 and Malachi 3:2 – But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

  102. For a detailed discussion of the two occasions when God proclaims the time, see the article, Is This Time Setting?

  103. In the course of this article, we will discuss this issue in greater depth.

  104. Revelation 3:3 – 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.

  105. Luke 12:39 – And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

  106. See the World News article, Babel Rising.

  107. BBC, Pope Francis opens St Peter’s Holy Door to launch jubilee.

  108. Confidential, Divine intervention at COP21 (an English translation of a German article originally published in Spiegel Online).

  109. Acts 4:12 – Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

  110. See our entire series on Pope Francis.

  111. 360 days of the Jewish year ÷ 24 hours = 15 days per hour.

  112. The first possibility for Passover, in the case that barley is found in March.

  113. If you doubt the number, please re-read the article The Mystery of Ezekiel!

  114. An extinction level event is a catastrophe that wipes out all humanity.

  115. Ellen G. White: Never are we absent from the mind of God. God is our joy and our salvation. Each of the ancient prophets spoke less for their own time than for ours, so that their prophesying is in force for us. [First 1 Corinthians 10:11 and above text quoted.] The Bible has been your study book. It is well thus, for it is the true counsel of God, and it is the conductor of all the holy influences that the world has contained since its creation. {CTr 357.2}

  116. See the previous article.

  117. See Numbers 22:22 and Judges 6:22-23.

  118. See Pastor Henriques’ sermon on this subject on YouTube.

  119. Matthew 16:4 - A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

  120. See Google Books, A Thousand Shall Fall for more information.

  121. See the article, The Lightning "Arresters" of God's light.

  122. See the presentation The Vessel of Time, especially slide 42.

  123. Matthew 24:31 – And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

  124. See older video of the Star Wars series. Interesting are the dimensions of the Death Star, which is a small moon. This corresponds approximately to the dimensions of the Holy City.

  125. Video on YouTube.

  126. Revelation 21:2 – And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

  127. See Mark 5:9 and Luke 8:30 – And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

  128. See article Our High Calling.

  129. Revelation 6:11 – And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

  130. Leviticus 4:6 – And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the Lord, before the vail of the sanctuary.

  131. See Exodus 29:29-30,35,37.

  132. See article Thou must prophesy again…

  133. See Ezekiel 43:19 and the SDA Bible Commentary thereon.

  134. For the "scientists" among you, we want to point out that according to the Orion Clock, time on Earth passes much slower than time in heaven. One day in heaven is 168 years on Earth. So if we dwell in heaven for 1000 years, then more than 60 million years would pass on the earth. While a gamma-ray burst travels at close to the speed of light, the cloud of matter from a hypernova explosion is significantly slower. It moves outward at some 46,000 km/h (see article on Space.com). At Betelgeuse’s distance of 650 light years, the matter cloud would arrive at Earth after about 15 million years and would have an additional 45 millions of years to re-enrich the earth with valuable material such as gold and heavy elements that were destroyed by the gamma-ray burst.

  135. Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally. {DA 669.2}

  136. Revelation 20:5 – But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

  137. “Well, bless the Lord, dear brethren and sisters, it is an extra meeting for those who have the seal of the living God.” {Broadside1 April 6, 1846, par. 6}.

  138. Revelation 15:3 – And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

  139. Or stone tablets; there are no dining tables or work tables in the temple.

  140. See slides 34–37 of the Vessel of Time.

  141. The 1888 General Conference

  142. The Jennie L. Ireland statement.

  143. See the beginning of the article Our High Calling.

  144. Revelation 6:11 – And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

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