The Last Countdown

Originally published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in German at www.letztercountdown.org

Developments within the apostate part of the Adventist church are also reflected in the first and second trumpet at that level of interpretation. Brother Robert made it very clear in his latest articles how the dividing issue of women's ordination has split the church and led to Ted Wilson’s (apparent) loss of kingly power. Brother Jan dreamt of another problem in the Adventist church, which I mentioned in my June 29, 2013 sermon, and it happened right on time. It was about the increasing pressure of the LGBT community—people with other sexual orientations—which stopped at nothing, not even the Adventist church.

The Adventist Church Sinks into Chaos

Who will stand?Be it far from me to write an essay on the Bible’s counsel to people who have and act upon homosexual or any other non-heterosexual inclinations. To read what the apostle Paul says in Romans chapter 1 should be enough for anyone. It concludes as follows:

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (Romans 1:32)

If the great apostle to the Gentiles had written this today, he surely would have been accused of spreading "hate speech" and deprived of his freedom. He would have been crushed to bits in the mills of the New World Order. Nevertheless, I would still like to emphasize that his statement above also includes the solution for these people, which is often ignored... the judgment of God, death and the loss of eternal life, comes only to those "who do such things." That's why I said in my sermon, "Just don’t do it!"

As a read-only member of several Adventist Yahoo discussion groups with pastors and missionaries, I have been able to follow how the opinions within the Adventist church have progressed through the past few months since the end of June 2013. It has been about the acceptance of LGBT-oriented people as members of our church in full standing with the right to hold church offices and to be ordained. Do I have to tell you what came out as the predominant opinion of the vast majority of the leaders of the Adventist Church? Do I have to emphasize that those who use the Bible as the foundation for their views are judged by all of the others as being judgmental and unloving?

The Adventist church is split, and by far the greater part of the church "have pleasure in them that do them." In his dream, Brother Jan saw a marriage bed on the upper floor of the house; the house symbolizes the church. The bed was empty, and two planks led away from it. The couple had separated and probably "did change the natural use into that which is against nature" (Romans 1:26). The only thing that remained from the three-way relationship between husband and wife and Christ that was instituted by God in Eden and corresponded to His image, was an apparently useless white pillow and a red bed sheet, which stand for the pitiful outcry of Christ’s righteousness and blood.

In the article Checkmate for the Adventist Church, we explained what it would mean for the church to act "biblically" on this topic. The urgency and impact of these issues prompted Ted Wilson to convene a special summit in Cape Town, South Africa. 350 delegates from all parts of the world came together in March to find out how the Adventist Church could avoid shipwreck in the perilous waters of papal supremacy. Of course, Ted Wilson had to echo his satanic boss, who had already made homosexuals his friends in July of last year. In his opening speech, he managed to walk the tightrope between playing conservatism and willingly sabotaging the Adventist Christian values in our community through his skillful choice of words and a world full of ideas that could be stretched any way you want...

He called it both “inconsistent and morally wrong” for the Adventist Church to isolate practicing members of the LGBT community for discipline “while it ignores those engaged in heterosexual pre-marital sex or adultery.

"We are all sinners" and since we will continue to be—because most members of the Adventist church deny the power of God—we also have to refrain from reprimanding anyone who commits sins that are different than ours. What a good trick. No doubt we will soon hear from confessing homosexual pastors and presidents in our church, preaching the gospel of human rights and the equality of the French Revolution from the pulpit. (Read Chapter 11 of Revelation and the chapter on the French Revolution in The Great Controversy…if you can still get the book.)

It is no surprise that the corresponding closing speech to the sex summit of Ella Simmons, the vice president of the global Adventist Church, met the applause of the now seemingly-dethroned Ted Wilson, who until recently had (hypocritically) refused to recognize the election of Sandra Roberts. Although Simmons stressed that “As long as we protect, cover-up, [and] yes, condone adultery, dishonesty, and other sins that were forbidden by God in the church and particularly in high places, we will not be able to reach members with our words of truth for the transformation of their lives—in any way,” she just mimics what Ted Wilson already said between the lines previously: "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone!" It's not about the condemnation of sinners. In truth it is about the commercial survival of the Adventist Church as a business, controlled from the outside through the government and managed by personnel quotas of various orientations:

For four days top church leaders and regional representatives discussed the church’s response to homosexual behavior in the face of a worldwide cultural shift that is increasingly supportive of gay and lesbian relationships. The “In God’s Image: Scripture. Sexuality. Society.” summit addressed the fact that LGBT issues are affecting church employment practices and operations of its educational and healthcare systems in a growing number of world regions.

This is the real driver behind the discussion of the acceptance or non-acceptance of homosexual members or leaders in the church. It's about business and compliance with the regulations for personnel quotas, without which they would lose their status as a church company with tax exemption privileges. So it was logical that only a month later, on April 24 of this year, the notoriously liberal Netherlands Union was first to decide "in opposition to the Seventh-day Adventist Church" that the churches must be "safe places for LGBTQ persons", and that such “not be removed from membership." This decision of the Netherland Union stands in total contradiction to the official statement delivered just two weeks prior at the General Conference Spring Meeting:

“It is inconsistent with the Church’s understanding of scriptural teaching to admit into or maintain in membership persons practicing sexual behaviors incompatible with biblical teachings. Neither is it acceptable for Adventist pastors or churches to provide wedding services or facilities for same-sex couples”

As with women’s ordination, the same game is being played again... One starts, and in the end the vast majority end up going in the same direction. Carefully expressed, the church is internally split and thus no longer capable of fulfilling its mission to proclaim the third angels’ message. These issues probably have nothing to do with the warning not to accept the mark of the beast or with the impending plagues. Look how far the church has deviated from God's plan for them!

The studies of the committees on women’s ordination ended with the last multi-day TOSC session on June 4, 2014. The Adventist Review report states:

One TOSC member wistfully noted to the group that Wednesday, June 4, was Pentecost in the Jewish calendar. He hoped, he said, that a miracle of unanimity might conclude the two-year study process as members were asked to choose their preferred solution, or “Way Forward,” on the issue the church has wrestled with for more than 25 years.

The remark of the committee member was probably a bad omen, because the biblical Pentecost actually fell on the following day, because the first crescent of the moon in the first month in Jerusalem was not visible until April 1 in the evening on account of the 8° rule—which neither Christians nor Adventists nor today’s Jews have any inkling of. Like Ellen White already said, the church (along with all others) does not even know the half of the truth about the old Jewish customs:

We do not half understand the Lord’s plan in taking the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage, and leading them through the wilderness into Canaan. As we gather up the divine rays shining from the gospel, we shall have a clearer insight into the Jewish economy, and a deeper appreciation of its important truths. Our exploration of truth is yet incomplete. We have gathered up only a few rays of light. Those who are not daily students of the Word will not solve the problems of the Jewish economy. They will not understand the truths taught by the Temple service. The work of God is hindered by a worldly understanding of His great plan. The future life will unfold the meaning of the laws that Christ, enshrouded in the pillar of cloud, gave to His people.—Letter 156, 1903, pp. 2, 3. (To P. T. Magan, July 27, 1903.) {3MR 259.1}

The final vote revealed two facts: first, the SDA Church is still wandering in the wilderness, and second, it is completely split with a majority of the members in favor of women’s ordination. Votes were cast by 94 TOSC members:

Forty TOSC members identified as their first choice a position that “Each entity responsible for calling pastors be authorized to choose either to have only men as ordained pastors; or to have both men and women as ordained pastors."

Thirty-two members favored a proposal that affirms the "practice of ordaining/commissioning only qualified men to the office of pastor/minister throughout the world church . . . .”

A third option was the first choice of 22 participants. It stated, “Christ is the only head of the church,” noting that there is a “biblical pattern of male leadership, under the headship of Christ, in the office of the ordained minister.” But this option also added that “We recommend that denominational leadership at a proper level be authorized to decide, based on biblical principles, whether such an adaptation [permission to ordain both men and women] may be appropriate for their area or region.”

If we count groups 1 and 3 together, whose members gave no clear vote against the ordination of women, we find the vast majority are in favor of women’s ordination: 62 to 32 or 66%. Now it is official... Ted Wilson has lost his mock battle against women’s ordination, and in the coming year the General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, will make decisions that give God every right to pour out His wrath in the plagues upon the apostate members of the SDA church. They will have rejected and ignored everything that Jesus has been showing them in Orion for six years.

An inattentive reader might ask: "Where is it written in Orion that God does not accept the ordination of women or LGBTQ-people?" It is written at the beginning of the first Great Orion Cycle, which started on October 27, 4037 B.C. with the creation of Adam, shortly before the Sabbath of creation began. Adam was created in God's image, male and female (man and woman, Genesis 1:27) with his role of leadership of his helpmeet (Genesis 2:18). He was created neither as a homosexual, nor a drag queen, nor as a modern almost-single-handedly child-rearing Mr. Mom, while his wife sits at Ted Wilson’s side to decide the fate of the multi-national SDA Enterprise.

The True Colors of the SDA Leaders

Instead of unity, there is division. Instead of faithfulness to God, we find leaders who tell God what He supposedly did wrong. This reminds me of a comic I saw recently on Facebook—I just reformulated it a little bit:

 

 

Do you think it is an exaggeration for me to compare the SDA leaders with Catholic “dignitaries”? Do you think that wouldn’t be allowed, or would even be offensive? Beside the fact that the overall behavior of the SDA leaders is an insult to God and even provokes His wrath, who am I to judge these people? (Any resemblance of my statement to one of Pope Francis’ is also purely coincidental.) None other than Ellen G. White herself saw in a God-given dream that it would one day come to the point that our leaders would look exactly like Vatican "personnel," and according to the 18th fundamental belief, every Adventist at his baptism has to recognize her as a prophetess...

That night I dreamed that I was in Battle Creek looking out from the side glass at the door and saw a company marching up to the house, two and two. They looked stern and determined. I knew them well and turned to open the parlor door to receive them, but thought I would look again. The scene was changed. The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession. One bore in his hand a cross, another a reed. And as they approached, the one carrying a reed made a circle around the house, saying three times: “This house is proscribed. The goods must be confiscated. They have spoken against our holy order.” Terror seized me, and I ran through the house, out of the north door, and found myself in the midst of a company, some of whom I knew, but I dared not speak a word to them for fear of being betrayed. I tried to seek a retired spot where I might weep and pray without meeting eager, inquisitive eyes wherever I turned. I repeated frequently: “If I could only understand this! If they will tell me what I have said or what I have done!” {1T 577.2}

I wept and prayed much as I saw our goods confiscated. I tried to read sympathy or pity for me in the looks of those around me, and marked the countenances of several whom I thought would speak to me and comfort me if they did not fear that they would be observed by others. I made one attempt to escape from the crowd, but seeing that I was watched, I concealed my intentions. I commenced weeping aloud, and saying: “If they would only tell me what I have done or what I have said!” My husband, who was sleeping in a bed in the same room, heard me weeping aloud and awoke me. My pillow was wet with tears, and a sad depression of spirits was upon me. {1T 578.1}

When Ellen White dreamed this in the spring of 1876, she was traveling with her husband and stopped in Orange on the way back to Battle Creek. (Battle Creek, the clearly-identified scene of action of the dream, is a type.) It is significant that the dream’s scene of action was very clearly identified as Battle Creek, which was then the seat of the General Conference. The Catholic procession that she saw was thus formed by the leaders of the General Conference. Today it is the 300-odd member Executive Committee of the General Conference. First she emphasized that she knew the people who were approaching her house well, since she had not seen any Catholic procession yet. Then she looked again—which is an indication of a time jump (into our time)—and the General Conference had turned into a Catholic procession.

Maybe we can go deeper and identify the kind of Catholics Ellen White was shown. One held a cross and another held a reed in his hand. Both are references to Jesus Himself or to His sufferings...

And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. (Matthew 27:28-30)

Then the man with the reed cast a spell on Ellen White's house and all of her life's work and her writings by implication (because "they have spoken against our holy order"). If the first two symbols (the cross and reed) suggest the idea that Ellen White was dealing here with the Jesuits, then it will become even clearer. Which of Ellen White’s writings spoke against a "holy order"?

It was the writing about which she herself said the following:

“The Great Controversy,” Above Silver or GoldThe Great Controversy should be very widely circulated. It contains the story of the past, the present, and the future. In its outline of the closing scenes of this earth’s history, it bears a powerful testimony in behalf of the truth. I am more anxious to see a wide circulation for this book than for any others I have written; for in The Great Controversy, the last message of warning to the world is given more distinctly than in any of my other books.—Letter 281, 1905. {CM 127.1} ….

The Lord has set before me matters which are of urgent importance for the present time, and which reach into the future. The words have been spoken in a charge to me, “Write in a book the things which thou hast seen and heard, and let it go to all the people; for the time is at hand when past history will be repeated.” I have been aroused at one, two, or three o’clock in the morning with some point forcibly impressed upon my mind, as if spoken by the voice of God.... {CM 128.1} ….

The book The Great Controversy, I appreciate above silver or gold, and I greatly desire that it shall come before the people. While writing the manuscript of The Great Controversy, I was often conscious of the presence of the angels of God. And many times the scenes about which I was writing were presented to me anew in visions of the night, so that they were fresh and vivid in my mind.—Letter 56, 1911. {CM 128.3}

You can see how much the enemy hates this book by the fact that she experienced a terrible attack from Satan when she started to work on it:

Two days afterward, while journeying on the cars to Jackson, Mich., we arranged our plans for writing and publishing, immediately on our return home, the book entitled, “The Great Controversy between Christ and His Angels, and Satan and His Angels,” commonly known as “Spiritual Gifts,” Vol. 1. [Note.—This volume, dealing with the fall of man, the plan of redemption, and the history of the church from the time of Christ to the new earth, corresponds with the latter part of Early Writings, 145-295 (new edition). A portion of the volume, as enlarged in later years, is now published separately under the general title, “The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan.”] I was then as well as usual. {LS 162.2}

On the arrival of the train at Jackson, we went to Brother Palmer’s. We had been in the house but a short time, when, as I was conversing with Sister Palmer, my tongue refused to utter what I wished to say, and seemed large and numb. A strange, cold sensation struck my heart, passed over my head, and down my right side. For a time I was insensible, but was aroused by the voice of earnest prayer. I tried to use my left limbs, but they were perfectly useless. For a short time I did not expect to live. It was my third shock of paralysis; and although within fifty miles of home, I did not expect to see my children again. I called to mind the triumphant season I had enjoyed at Lovett’s Grove, and thought it was my last testimony, and felt reconciled to die. {LS 162.3}

Still the earnest prayers of my friends were ascending to heaven for me, and soon a prickling sensation was felt in my limbs, and I praised the Lord that I could use them a little. The Lord heard and answered the faithful prayers of His children, and the power of Satan was broken. That night I suffered much, but the next day I was sufficiently strengthened to return home. {LS 163.1}

For several weeks I could not feel the pressure of the hand or the coldest water poured upon my head. In rising to walk, I often staggered, and sometimes fell to the floor. In this afflicted condition I began to write on the great controversy. At first I could write but one page a day, and then rest three days; but as I progressed, my strength increased. The numbness in my head did not seem to becloud my mind, and before I closed that work [“Spiritual Gifts,” Vol. 1], the effect of the shock had entirely left me. {LS 163.2}

At the time of the conference at Battle Creek, in June, 1858, I was shown in vision that in the sudden attack at Jackson, Satan intended to take my life, in order to hinder the work I was about to write; but angels of God were sent to my rescue. I also saw, among other things, that I should be blessed with better health than before the attack. {LS 163.3}

Surely this writing, along with the procession dream of 1867, must include the proof that our church is completely infiltrated by the "holy" order of the Jesuits. So where in The Great Controversy did Ellen White speak about the Jesuits? An extensive search of all of Ellen White’s writings (about 100,000 pages) reveals a very interesting result... generally speaking, she spoke against the Jesuits only in The Great Controversy (but very clearly in that book).

Throughout Christendom, Protestantism was menaced by formidable foes. The first triumphs of the Reformation past, Rome summoned new forces, hoping to accomplish its destruction. At this time the order of the Jesuits was created, the most cruel, unscrupulous, and powerful of all the champions of popery. Cut off from earthly ties and human interests, dead to the claims of natural affection, reason and conscience wholly silenced, they knew no rule, no tie, but that of their order, and no duty but to extend its power. The gospel of Christ had enabled its adherents to meet danger and endure suffering, undismayed by cold, hunger, toil, and poverty, to uphold the banner of truth in face of the rack, the dungeon, and the stake. To combat these forces, Jesuitism inspired its followers with a fanaticism that enabled them to endure like dangers, and to oppose to the power of truth all the weapons of deception. There was no crime too great for them to commit, no deception too base for them to practice, no disguise too difficult for them to assume. Vowed to perpetual poverty and humility, [see the appearance of Pope Francis] it was their studied aim to secure wealth and power, to be devoted to the overthrow of Protestantism, and the re-establishment of the papal supremacy. [see the pope's message to Kenneth Copeland in the last article] {GC 234.2}

When appearing as members of their order, they wore a garb of sanctity, visiting prisons and hospitals, ministering to the sick and the poor, professing to have renounced the world, [Pope Francis: The Church should renounce worldliness] and bearing the sacred name of Jesus, who went about doing good. But under this blameless exterior the most criminal and deadly purposes were often concealed. It was a fundamental principle of the order that the end justifies the means. By this code, lying, theft, perjury, assassination, were not only pardonable but commendable, when they served the interests of the church. Under various disguises the Jesuits worked their way into offices of state, climbing up to be the counselors of kings, and shaping the policy of nations. They became servants to act as spies upon their masters. They established colleges for the sons of princes and nobles, and schools for the common people; and the children of Protestant parents were drawn into an observance of popish rites. All the outward pomp and display of the Romish worship was brought to bear to confuse the mind and dazzle and captivate the imagination, and thus the liberty for which the fathers had toiled and bled was betrayed by the sons. The Jesuits rapidly spread themselves over Europe, and wherever they went, there followed a revival of popery. {GC 235.1}

To give them greater power, a bull was issued re-establishing the inquisition. Notwithstanding the general abhorrence with which it was regarded, even in Catholic countries, this terrible tribunal was again set up by popish rulers, and atrocities too terrible to bear the light of day were repeated in its secret dungeons. In many countries, thousands upon thousands of the very flower of the nation, the purest and noblest, the most intellectual and highly educated, pious and devoted pastors, industrious and patriotic citizens, brilliant scholars, talented artists, skillful artisans, were slain or forced to flee to other lands. {GC 235.2}

Such were the means which Rome had invoked to quench the light of the Reformation, to withdraw from men the Bible, and to restore the ignorance and superstition of the Dark Ages. But under God’s blessing and the labors of those noble men whom He had raised up to succeed Luther, Protestantism was not overthrown. Not to the favor or arms of princes was it to owe its strength. The smallest countries, the humblest and least powerful nations, became its strongholds. It was little Geneva in the midst of mighty foes plotting her destruction; it was Holland on her sandbanks by the northern sea, wrestling against the tyranny of Spain, then the greatest and most opulent of kingdoms; it was bleak, sterile Sweden, that gained victories for the Reformation. {GC 235.3}

Today perhaps it will be little Paraguay, with its mere 6 million people. It just recently issued a governmental statement that goes against the Organization of American States (OAS) and against the pressure of the monstrous neighboring states of Brazil and Argentina. The statement said that we will not allow same-sex marriages here nor grant equality to members of the LGBT community. There must be a reason, too, why God has chosen this small country as the new seat of his earthly temple and courtyard.

We see a clear description of the papacy of Francis in Ellen White’s warning text above. Even the selection of his papal name points to his humility program as a cover for the terrible crimes that will now begin under his rule. He is the persecutor of the true Christians who will decide to keep the Sabbath against their nation’s laws and against the declarations of a soon-to-come false Christ.

After the Bible, the book that Satan hates the most was made into a farce. It was disfigured by cutting it down from over 700 pages to less than 90, and this was done by Ted Wilson and his men in black robes, whitened and given a golden 7 on the front. Nothing that Ellen White said about the papacy or the Jesuit order was spared from the spell. And, friends, this was the design of this malicious enemy of Protestantism in our own ranks as early as 2010, because Ted Wilson had already announced the printing and distribution of hundreds of millions of copies of the "The Great Controversy" shortly after his election. We wrote about it. Every reader should know that this abridged and distorted Jesuit polemic writing got the derisive name The Great Hope, and has now been in distribution for some time by 18 million unsuspecting sold-for-stupid Adventists, who have probably never read the real Great Controversy.

This is the biggest sham of a project since the founding of the church. They call the official website The Great Controversy Project and depict wannabe Adventists on the homepage who have no clue about dress code. They can be distinguished from the world as little as this book can be distinguished from a disdainful esoteric novel that says something about the landing of a green alien Christ.

(Those who do not understand my remark about the dress code should definitely read the book Creeping Compromise by Joe Crews. This founder of Amazing Facts—in contrast to the current president Doug Batchelor—wrote the true Adventist code of conduct and exalted it. Of course it goes back to the Bible and the writings of Ellen G. White. You cannot get any more compact and concise information about how you have to change your life, your diet and your clothes in order to belong to the 144,000! Women beware: it will be hard for you, because today's fashion is not adequate for you. My dear wife, as a young woman of about 30 years, fought and won a heroic struggle against her own tastes. All those who think that they can lie on a beach vacationing together with half- or fully-naked people basking in the sun and please God at the same time should now prepare themselves to dress warm for a mountain hiking vacation instead. And one more thing... dress code applies not only on Sabbath in the church, but throughout the work week too. No, God hasn’t made it easy for you, but those who still have their first love will find that His burden is light.)

The great revival and reformation that Ted Wilson promised four years ago turns out to be the Jesuit sleeping pill tactic for the few remaining values that we have in the Adventist Church. They robbed our past and future identity, which was shown mainly in The Great Controversy, and they made Adventists into Roman literature evangelists. I recommend the article steps to Rome to anyone who still doesn’t see what is playing out because of these fruits. There you can see how vehemently the Jesuits infiltrated our church, especially in the 1980s. This is all recorded in Orion and The Vessel of Time, God’s two heavenly books, which the Bible refers to as The Book of Seven Seals and The Book of Seven Thunders.

The Second Attack with Heavy Artillery

That was not enough for Ted Wilson and his frat-order brothers. Ellen G. White had to die completely, not just The Great Controversy. Her other writings had to disappear too. How could this hypocritical counterpart of Pope Francis accomplish that in our churches, when he simultaneously had the duty of playing a conservative president?

No one should underestimate the cunning of the Jesuits! Ellen White made that entirely clear above, didn’t she? Ted Wilson not only announced the distribution of millions of copies of The Great Controversy after his election, but also that he would restore Ellen White to her traditional place. At the General Conference Session in Atlanta, in his (in)famous July 3, 2010 inaugural speech Go Forward (video|text), he spoke great words about the importance of Ellen White's writings:

Now, getting back to Revelation 12:17 and another great distinguishing mark of God’s remnant people. We read that they will “have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation19:10 tells us that “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” The same spirit that moved the holy men of old has again, in these last days, raised up a messenger for the Lord. My brothers and sisters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Lord has given us one of the greatest gifts possible in the writings of the Spirit of Prophecy. Just as the Bible is not outdated or irrelevant, neither is the testimony of God’s end-time messenger. God used Ellen G White as a humble servant to provide inspired insight about Scripture, prophecy, health, education, relationships, mission, families, and so many more topics. Let us read the Spirit of Prophecy, follow the Spirit of Prophecy and share the Spirit of Prophecy. There are so many wonderful books to share including the one book Ellen White indicated she wished distributed more than any other, “The Great Controversy.” Thank the Lord for the religious freedom in this and other countries that allows us to share truth. The Spirit of Prophecy is one of the identifying marks of God’s last-day people and is just as applicable today as ever before because it was given to us by heaven itself. As God’s faithful remnant, may we never make of none effect the precious light given us in the writings of Ellen G. White.

But suddenly on October 9, 2013 we read the following scary message in Adventist Today:

Pacific Press is Getting Out of the Business of Operating Bookstores

I’ll summarize the most important points in this article.

  1. The Pacific Press Publishing Association (founded in 1874), is one of two publishing houses which operate for the General Conference in North America. The other is the Review and Herald. The Pacific Press is returning responsibility for the 25 ABCs (Adventist bookstores) back to the local conferences that gave the responsibility to the publisher 15 years ago. At that time, the bookstores could not operate profitably.

  2. This means the closure of bookstores, because they cannot exist on their own and are not supported financially. Neither by the General Conference, nor the publisher, nor by the local conferences.

  3. This decision was made effective December 31, 2013. (We also discovered this date in a time line in our forum.)

  4. They justify the decision based on the fact that buyer behavior has supposedly changed as a result of new technologies like the Internet, thus depriving the bookstores of their financial base.

  5. An Adventist who had worked in the publishing industry said something that shows that the reason for the closures lies elsewhere. For 10 years there has been a decline in direct sales of books vs. e-book sales. Only bookstores with a good location and plenty of public traffic operate more profitably (e.g. an ABC in a shopping center in Maryland). However, almost all ABCs are housed in or near the office building of the local conferences, where there is virtually no public traffic. Thus, he says between the lines that they made huge management mistakes, and I say this was done on purpose, as we shall see.

  6. For the first time I also read of a plan for these two Adventist publishing houses to merge. Thus far, they printed and published independently. Soon we will see what this merger means and what the real plan behind it is.

Anyone who thinks that the "conservative" Ted Wilson personally has nothing to do with it is mistaken again. He visited the Pacific Press in August of 2013, and with Jesuit daring twisted all of the Ellen White quotes that speak about the work of the fourth angel being carried out mainly by "publishing houses" and colporteurs. Here is an example of one such quote:

And in a large degree through our publishing houses is to be accomplished the work of that other angel who comes down from heaven with great power and who lightens the earth with his glory. {7T 140.3}

Solemn is the responsibility that rests upon our houses of publication. Those who conduct these institutions, those who edit the periodicals and prepare the books, standing as they do in the light of God’s purpose, and called to give warning to the world, are held by God accountable for the souls of their fellow men. To them, as well as to the ministers of the word, applies the message given by God to His prophet of old: “Son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at My mouth, and warn them from Me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” Ezekiel 33:7, 8. {7T 140.4}

With all the trash that has been sold in the ABC’s while Ellen White’s books gather dust on the shelves, we’ll have to ask ourselves what a true godly “house of publication " is. Who are His true writers and literature evangelists? Isn’t it remarkable that Ellen White quotes Ezekiel here in connection with the fourth angel? We have been saying for some time that the book of Ezekiel is the book for the 144,000 and the fourth angel's message, like the book of Daniel was the book for the SDA church under the third angel. God has His own ways and opens new ways when the leaders think they are safe to destroy His work. Put into the right perspective, Ted Wilson's words from August 15, 2013 sound like a bad omen (for the apostate part of the SDA church) which is now being fulfilled before our eyes:

"Sometimes the plans we think may be the best in a given situation, may not be what God has in mind."

In the remainder of this Pacific Press article, however, it is difficult to see what the merger of the two Adventist publishing houses really means, and that is why I couldn’t write about these things back then or even just draw conclusions about the impending consequences. But recently as I looked into the matter further, a YouTube video by Pastor Brandon Coy opened my eyes. He interviews a Seventh-day Adventist brother who "works with the Review and Herald" (perhaps the same one mentioned in the Adventist Today article).

(Subtitles available.)

I’ll summarize the most important statements again so you can grasp the big picture with its terrible consequences:

  1. At the beginning, the brother emphasizes what Ellen White wrote about the importance of the publishing work. He uses the quote above about the work of the fourth angel and says that the current situation scares him.

  2. The Review and Herald will completely cease printing books, although it will continue to exist as a publishing house in name with an office at the headquarters of GC in Silver Spring, MD.

  3. The Ellen White books—like The Desire of Ages and The Great Controversy—will no longer be printed.

  4. The Pacific Press, as the last Adventist printing house, will be absorbed by the North American Division (NAD) and will thus be completely under its control.

  5. These things have already been decided, but on June 17, 2014 everything goes into effect by vote. [This date will concern us more toward the end of the article.]

  6. The two institutions that were previously autonomous will now be "absorbed" by the Church at various levels!

  7. We only have the Pacific Press that can print, but what will happen if a fire destroys the Pacific Press? Then we would have no way to print our literature or for colporteurs to receive it for distribution during the Loud Cry.

Let me briefly interrupt the interview. The brother seems to know exactly what Ellen G. White said about the two terrible fires of the wayward sanitarium in Battle Creek and the Review and Herald publishing house:

The unquenchable fire of Battle CreekWhen the Battle Creek Sanitarium was destroyed [on February 18, 1902], Christ gave Himself to defend the lives of men and women. In this destruction God was appealing to His people to return to Him. And in the destruction of the Review and Herald office [on December 30, 1902], and the saving of life, He makes a second appeal to them. He desires them to see that the miracle-working power of the Infinite has been exercised to save life, that every worker may have opportunity to repent and be converted. God says: “If they turn to Me, I will restore to them the joy of My salvation. But if they continue to walk in their own way, I will come still closer; and affliction shall come upon the families who claim to believe the truth, but who do not practice the truth, who do not make the Lord God of Israel their fear and their dread.” {8T 102.3}

In the visions of the night, I saw a sword of fire hung out over Battle Creek. Brethren, God is in earnest with us. I want to tell you that if after the warnings given in these burnings, the leaders of our people go right on, just as they have done in the past, exalting themselves, God will take the bodies next. Just as surely as He lives, He will speak to them in language that they cannot fail to understand. God is watching us to see if we will humble ourselves before Him as little children. I speak these words now that we may come to Him in humility and contrition, and find out what He requires of us. {4MR 367.2}

I was instructed that there was so manifest a disregard of the Word of God, given in the testimonies of His Holy Spirit, that the Lord would turn and overturn, visiting Battle Creek with His judgments. . . . I am well aware of the conditions existing in both the Review and Herald Publishing Company and the Sanitarium. I have received instruction as to why these large buildings were destroyed by fire. I am sure that unless the management of these institutions is conducted more after God’s order, there will be further revelations of God’s displeasure. (From The Publishing Ministry, pp. 172-173)

Has the time now come for Ellen White's prophecy to fulfill? Is there “so manifest a disregard of the Word of God” on the part of today's SDA leadership? Where will the fire come down, when the Review and Herald has its office in the headquarters building of the General Conference from June 17, 2014 onward?

Let's continue with the summary of the interview:

  1. The next question is: what will happen to the literature evangelists (colporteurs)? The brother seems to be helpless, because no one knows how to work without books being printed. However, he says that according to Ellen White, there will be work for colporteurs until the closing of the door of mercy, but not for pastors. He also says that the traditional method can only work if books are available. If not, then God will find another way. [And you have just such in front of your eyes right now as you read these lines. We are working day and night on the publication of the truth, peppered with excerpts from the works of Ellen White, giving you the most important substance in a concentrated form because "what we have been years learning, they will have to learn in a few months." {EW 67.2}]

  2. As the reason for his willingness to do this interview, the brother says that it is about the souls that will be lost because no books will be printed. This is about "eternal things" and "eternal life," and not about finances and money.

  3. Due to the fact that "the church is not supporting [the Review and Herald] in such a way that it could keep going," the old building must be given up, and many employees will be laid off. If the Review would not have agreed to the plan of the General Conference, then financial collapse would be the only option left. [Did you expect this of your "dear" Ted Wilson? In Germany we say "someone put a gun to their chest."]

  4. There are different figures on how many employees will lose their jobs (between 40 and 100 were mentioned). Some will go to the Pacific Press in Idaho; others will have a job in the new Review office in Silver Spring, MD. But most will have to find a new job.

  5. The Review and Herald existed long before the denomination got a name in 1863. It represents Adventism as a whole. To do the work of God means to publish literature. We can understand what happened in the time of the pioneers today only because they published it. The Word of God reaches the ends of the earth through publication. With sadness, he adds: "Somehow, things have changed."

  6. "They’re going to be saving money, but how many souls are going to have to pay the cost?"

  7. The Review and Herald was not "independent" of the Church, but still had autonomy and the ability to make decisions on its own. This autonomy is completely lost now, however. It has been "absorbed," and is now under the total control of the GC. [The Roman principle of kingly power applies here.]

  8. "We need a revival…not programs…we need God to do some changes in our hearts…because the end of all things is at hand." [Thus he speaks of Ted Wilson’s false revival and reformation program. We have written about that in the section Under False Flag.]

  9. The dear brother again emphasizes that all the eggs are being put in one basket. But what if the Pacific Press burns down? It already happened in Ellen White's time. The angel with the flaming sword stood over the sanitarium and the Review in 1902. Four years later, the Pacific Press also burned down. That was shortly after rebuilding in the wake of the great earthquake of San Francisco. People at the time recognized that it was the judgments of God due to their mismanagement.

  10. Pastor Coy asks if all this could be a possible harbinger for the end of the work and the end of time, because Adventism really started with the publishing operation, and now we see these houses closing. The brother's response leaves no doubt: "If the Review and Herald can close, what institution is left? What institution is not vulnerable? Loma Linda? Our whole health care system? Our churches? Everything is so linked together. There is no autonomy, no separation that if one part gets pulled and falls, all of it can fall. So if they can close the Review because of financial things, what’s to say that next Sabbath there won’t be a church?" [We have also written about that in Checkmate for the Adventist Church.]

  11. Our brother continues: "[God] doesn’t need structure. He needs people to move....What happened to the Jews seems to be happening to us. That’s the scary part. That means that if the Messiah comes to us, we may be just as unready as were the people who heard the first evangelist come, at the shepherds who were called into the evangelism field to go into Jerusalem and tell them that the Messiah was born and nobody was willing to hear the message. Are we willing to hear the message? Are we watching the signs of the times? It’s really scary....I really want to warn God’s people because it’s not about me. I am nobody. It’s about Christ and His work. And if we’re not doing His work, what need does He have of us?...We are Adventists, we’re Protestants. And if we’re not protesting like God wants us to protest, He can call...any other people from any other place in the world and give them this truth and send them out. Our heritage is spiritual. Our heritage is not physical. We’re not Adventists by birth. It’s by experience. You know, we need to be born again, or we’re not His....Is the Lord...closing our institutions because of our disobedience? That’s my question. My question for me, and my question for my church."

  12. Pastor Coy summarizes again: “This video came out of a burden...to wake up [God’s people] to the worldliness…that’s been creeping into our church…[and] that we need to have a revival amongst our ranks.”

  13. Our literature evangelist brother emphasizes that Jesus represents Himself in the Laodicean message as a colporteur and medical missionary who knocks at the door. “He wasn’t first knocking on the house of the world. He was knocking at the house of the church…But if the door is so barred with so many things that are piled up, so many programs that accomplish nothing, and so that you are not leaving your house to go with Him and knock on doors…and you’re satisfied, you’re rich and increased in with goods and have need of nothing, then Christ will find somebody in the highways and byways. Jesus is knocking at our door. And He will pass us by if we don’t let Him in. But if we overcome and open the door, He promises to come in. And that’s the angel that will give us the glory that we need. The—not the outward glory, but the inward change of life.”

  14. In the closing prayer, Pastor Coy makes yet another very important statement: “Lord, there’s been an attack on Protestantism. We see that the pope of Rome has called for Protestants to disband, to do away with the Protestant Reformation, and to come back to Mother Rome. During this dark time, Lord we see that our publishing houses are closing at the very time, the very hour that we need them most to be able to spread those pamphlets and those papers like the leaves of autumn, we are being attacked. Lord, I pray that You would cause this video to help wake people up. Wake people up to realize that we are in the very last hours before Jesus comes…”

Now I can finally say "amen" with all my heart for once. These two brothers have come to realize what is going on, and this is evidence that the Holy Spirit is working in them. You should pay attention again! First the prevailing ills in the church become clear to both of them. They sigh and cry about it because of their love for Jesus and the souls who are in danger of losing their eternal life. Then both at suddenly emphasize that the end is near. Anyone who is that close to discovering the fourth angel will discover very quickly how near we are to the end of time on this earth. This must have a reason which the worthy reader will find out for himself.

The Threefold Spell

Remember the key point in Ellen White's dream, when the General Conference transformed into a Catholic procession before her eyes…

The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession. One bore in his hand a cross, another a reed. And as they approached, the one carrying a reed made a circle around the house, saying three times: “This house is proscribed. The goods must be confiscated. They have spoken against our holy order.” {1T 577.2}

The spell that was cast upon the house of Ellen White was pronounced three times. This indicates three levels of attack against the testimonies of the prophetess. We already recognized two of them: the attack on The Great Controversy and the stop to the printing of her books. What else could be planned?

  1. A New Bible Commentary, edited by the Jesuit named Ángel Manuel Rodriguez

As The Great Controversy was slashed beyond recognition, so it happens to our seven- or eight-volume work, which is often very helpful and appears fairly unchanged since the fifties. With the lead "scholar" Ángel Manuel Rodriguez as editor over "an international team of Adventist scholars," they have made Azazel the gardener! (Imagine what would happen if you turn a goat loose in your garden.) As long-time president of the BRI, his work has only produced Jesuit fruits and the complete rejection of the Orion message. The new commentary will be only a single volume, which shows how much they are going to delete again to make our theology consistent with the ecumenical movement.

The timing speaks volumes, however. They announced this new Bible commentary on April 24, 2013, three days before the gamma-ray burst as a Sign of Jonah for the apostate Church (as well as the beginning of the last triplet of The Vessel of Time). It was timed in complete accordance with the schedule of the Vatican. On the evening of that day, we held our holy Lord’s Supper for the true Passover of 2013, while the SDA church introduced this new diabolical plan. It will start to bear fruit in July of 2015 during the General Conference Session in San Antonio, after the thing is published. The date of its appearance at the General Conference Session (July 2–11, 2015) coincides perfectly with the beginning of the sixth trumpet and the releasing of the four winds (July 8, 2015). Of course, there will no longer be a volume 7-A, which summarized all of Ellen White’s comments on the Bible. Ellen White's legacy would be cursed for the third time.

  1. The "disclosure" of all the writings of Ellen White

What many might think is a blessing can also backfire, especially if the responsibility is placed in the wrong hands. Many Adventists might not even know that a significant part of the Spirit of Prophecy writings is managed by the Ellen G. White Estate and was never made publicly available. Those who know it have been demanding a public database loudly for a long time. They want to see these writings on the Internet. It is about scans of manuscripts for published texts as well as many manuscripts that have never been published.

It is difficult for me to find the right angle here without putting the Spirit of Prophecy, which Ellen G. White doubtless had, into the wrong light. I stand 100% behind what Ellen White said! But with the erroneous interpretations of our own brothers and sisters and their baseless statements against time setting (see A Word of Advice), we know that her writings can also be used against the light of the fourth angel. Her writings are often used against the truth in other areas too. They make her say things that she never meant, because they tear her writings out of context. Having written and published over 100,000 pages in her life, it is a miracle in itself that there are only a few apparent contradictions in it. But even that offers enough fodder for hundreds of anti-Ellen White websites.

The administrators of the Ellen G. White Estate certainly knew during the 100 years after the death of the prophetess, why certain writings should not be made publicly available. For example, there are hundreds of posts in our study forum, where we discussed possible fulfillments of time prophecy with our members and tried to figure out if God's plan includes even more timelines. That is a brainstorming session that is not necessarily "inspired". While we do believe that our published materials are inspired by God, many of our forum articles are certainly not and contain known errors, which is completely normal. We leave those articles to document our honest search for truth, open to the inspection of our well-meaning forum members. The process of finding truth is a tedious and difficult one. There are even manuscripts and drafts from me that have not been published because I saw that I had written more from the suffering that the church caused my soul, than for the fulfillment of God's mission to warn the church.

But if our enemies could see and publicize such materials, then their malicious presentation of well-intentioned research or private letters could certainly cause great harm. To be frank: personally, I don’t think that the apostate church has an honest and well-intentioned divine plan behind the sudden release of all of Ellen White’s writings. Furthermore, I suspect that they want to feed the opponents of Adventism with even more material. I imagine the real effect of the disclosure of all Ellen White writings will be just like the General Conference represented through Ted Wilson regarding the great benefit for Adventism that it would be to distribute millions of copies of The Great Controversy during his tenure: it ended in the debacle of the distribution of the pamphlet The Great Hope. They ultimately want to hold the Spirit of Prophecy up for ridicule. Many Adventists who are still faithful might hope for more beautiful or clear statements of the prophetess, but that surely won’t be fulfilled by a General Conference that is equivalent to a procession of Jesuits. God certainly would have made sure that more of the writings of the Spirit of Prophecy had been published in the last hundred years if that had been His plan.

Again, the timing is highly interesting! It's a rather complicated multi-stage plan, which was announced by the White Estate right on time on June 10, 2013. We were preparing for the Pentecost High Sabbath of June 15, 2013. A storm broke out for us, representative for the Adventist Church, and it uprooted a huge tree as a symbol of the cut-down fig tree of Luke 13. We are now approaching the anniversary of that event! (Read the parable!)

In the autumn of 2014 (at the beginning of the third trumpet) a dedicated website will be launched for the publication. The dedication of a new visitor center is planned for the General Conference Session in July 2015, along with the appearance of a new year-book on Ellen White and some other minor activities.

The real disclosure will not take place until July 16, 2015 and it will involve several steps until November 26, 2015. Thus the whole "disclosure" will occupy a three-month period before the time of plagues (October 25, 2015) and will end during the plagues. That time frame was certainly not chosen arbitrarily. The Jesuits are well-informed of the Orion message and the Vessel of Time, and they know the exact date when the 144,000 must be sealed. That is why they will start that last major attack at that time. In this article we will also have to give careful thought as to when the 144,000 really need to be sealed.

However, that's still not enough for the triple spell...

The Adventist Review reported a spectacular event on May 20, 2014, with the title Unprecedented Meeting Examines Church’s Missional Structure. The "historic meeting of administrative leaders of the Adventist Church in North America" took place May 13-15 in Washington "to discuss the future of the church and its structure, organization and mission."

Their assurances almost sounded ridiculous when 95% of the administrative leaders announced—when asked—that they would be willing to leave their offices if it would serve the mission of the Church. (No one there actually believes that it would be necessary. They are already in Rome’s boat.)

Dan Jackson then promptly offered his praise to those "godly delegates" with the words: "This selfless spirit demonstrates a real desire to honestly examine our current organizational and missional delivery systems and how they need to be adapted to make the Adventist Church more relevant to our communities in the 21st century."

Do you have any idea what this is about yet?

The completely rebellious NAD is looking for a way to better integrate with the ecumenical movement! For that purpose, the priorities of a three-part plan were now presented, to be studied and reported on at the NAD Year-end Meeting in 2014.

The circle that was made with the reed was called "Shaping the NAD of Tomorrow" and the triple spell was as follows:

  1. “Develop a branding strategy for Adventism tied to a clearer positive sense of our identity, empowering members to mingle with the secular community including opening our churches more hours to be available to local communities;”

What does that mean? Wasn’t Adventism already positive? Are we ashamed of our identity, to need a new one? What does it mean to mingle with the secular community? Have we become politicians and city councilmen, and do we offer our meeting halls to the political parties, so they will treat us nicely at the Sunday Law? I get stomach aches writing about it! A person simply cannot believe what is said there!

  1. “Make recommendations specifying ways that administration and ministries of the church can streamline operations and eliminate duplications where unnecessary at every level;”

This means total control down to the individual member over what each can do in his mission field. No self-initiative will ever be allowed without the direct oversight of the church leadership. Before you offer a Bible lesson to your neighbor, you will first need to submit a form to your local church, where it will gets scrutinized all the way up to the NAD leadership to see if your intention could not be more easily accomplished with an ecumenically processed video produced by the Church. A year later, you will get the video to give to your neighbor who is already suffering from the ulcer of the first plague. The kingly power of Rome stops at nothing!

  1. “Assign to a representative commission the challenge of exploring at least three scenarios for the redistribution of financial support from members for furthering the mission of the church.”

Now they are also robbing tithes and offerings from God and speaking of redistribution of funds. There is no word about Ellen White and what she has to say. Of course it is also about open rebellion against the General Conference, which regards itself as the only "storehouse for God's money". That is wrong too. You can see the internal rift in the church. When it comes to money, they will surely arm their atomic bombs because Ted Wilson knows no forgiveness or pity on that issue, not even feigned. Maybe, just maybe, someone will get an idea as to who is actually worthy to receive tithes and offerings, and who has the authority to be The Voice of God in these last days. I even put together an external document on the issue of tithes and offerings, since the topic is beyond the scope of this article.

When Ellen White saw in her dreams all this suffering and betrayal of all our Adventist heritage and identity as God's people, her reaction is only too well understandable:

I wept and prayed much as I saw our goods confiscated. I tried to read sympathy or pity for me in the looks of those around me, and marked the countenances of several whom I thought would speak to me and comfort me if they did not fear that they would be observed by others. I made one attempt to escape from the crowd, but seeing that I was watched, I concealed my intentions. I commenced weeping aloud, and saying: “If they would only tell me what I have done or what I have said!” My husband, who was sleeping in a bed in the same room, heard me weeping aloud and awoke me. My pillow was wet with tears, and a sad depression of spirits was upon me. {1T 578.1}

The big question that all loyal and crying Adventists have is: Will God view all this with impunity for a long time without doing anything to purify His church? And who will stand when this purification does begin, which is generally known as the shaking in Adventism. In any case, Ellen White sighed and cried about the terrible condition she saw in the church in the last days. This reminds us of the only group of people in the prophecy of Ezekiel in chapter 9 who get a sign on the forehead, and thereby escape a great massacre:

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. (Ezekiel 9:4)

The men with slaughter weapons

Let's start at the beginning... The vision of Ezekiel, which we will consider now, begins in chapter 8 with the appearance of a man who is described as follows:

Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. (Ezekiel 8:2)

Our Bible Commentary (the old one) reports that Ezekiel was given another theophany here, which means nothing less than that Jesus Himself appeared here. He is the One in the Divine Trio who is identified by His human form. Take other very similar descriptions of Christ too, with fire and amber (e.g. Revelation 1:14).

During the course of Chapter 8, the LORD shows His prophet Ezekiel the terrible abominations that are practiced in Jerusalem and in His temple.

And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. (Ezekiel 8:3)

Thus the prophet is led closer and closer to the sanctuary of the Lord. In this chapter we will witnesses the growing provocations in God’s church, as we have mentioned in dozens of articles already and once again in this one.

The culminating point of the apostasy and abominations is described by the reaching of the entrance of the temple as follows:

And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them. (Ezekiel 8:16-18)

Isn’t it interesting that since 1901 there have been about twenty-five men comprising the Executive Committee of the General Conference, who actually have the say along with the president?

The Executive Committee of this [SDA] Conference shall be twenty-five in number… (1901 General Conference Bulletin, page 379, article 4, section 1, column 1, paragraph 2)

Many might counter that the Executive Committee now comprised of about 300 - 400 members, but in reality there is another small subgroup ruling over them, and it consists of only about twenty-five members of the inner circle of fully-Jesuit sun-worshipers, exactly like the Bible text says with "about":

"Here at the General Conference, the highest decision-making committee, of course, is the General Conference Committee [Executive Committee]. There is a committee that we term ‘General Conference Officers’ which is made up of about twenty-five or twenty-six individuals--president, secretaries, and treasurers, with a few other invited individuals. This committee is a screening committee that determines the items that need to go to the General Conference Committee." Letter from the Office of the President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, B.E. Jacobs--Administrative Assistant to the President, November 1, 1990.

Not even our old Bible Commentary finds a historical or classical explanation for the 25 people, so we have to assume that Ellen White was right once again when she said that the prophets prophesied less for their time than for ours {CTr 357.2}. So, as we go with Ezekiel in Chapter 8 from the city walls of Jerusalem/Rome where the abomination of "Jesuit Pope Francis" has been erected since his election on March 13, 2013, passing apostate Protestantism with its 70 Kenneth Copelands burning incense with strange fire and adoring reptiles, reaching the gate of the courtyard of the temple and going past the women who are ordained for the Tammuz worship of Neo-Adventism at the entrance of the gate, coming to the inner court of the Lord’s house with its about twenty-five traitors of the Advent people at the temple door, so the wrath of God will be poured out in the opposite direction—from the inside out—over all the apostate and self-satisfied Christians...

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)

The leaders and preachers of today's Adventism avoid the subject of Ezekiel 9. Thus it is a fact little-known in the church that Ellen White applies this chapter directly to the church. She unconditionally prophesies that the apostate part of the church that does not "sigh and cry" will suffer exactly what the terrible words of God Himself have threatened...

Who are standing in the counsel of God at this time? Is it those who virtually excuse wrongs among the professed people of God and who murmur in their hearts, if not openly, against those who would reprove sin? Is it those who take their stand against them and sympathize with those who commit wrong? No, indeed! Unless they repent, and leave the work of Satan in oppressing those who have the burden of the work [who has this responsibility today?] and in holding up the hands of sinners in Zion, they will never receive the mark of God’s sealing approval. They will fall in the general destruction of the wicked, represented by the work of the five men bearing slaughter weapons. Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those “that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done” in the church. Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in agony, even sighing and crying. Read the ninth chapter of Ezekiel. {3T 267.1}

But the general slaughter of all those who do not thus see the wide contrast between sin and righteousness, and do not feel as those do who stand in the counsel of God and receive the mark, is described in the order to the five men with slaughter weapons: “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.” {3T 267.2}

Keep in mind:

  1. The text applies to our time and to the SDA church.

  2. Ellen White makes it clear that it is the Holy Spirit who gives the protecting seal to those who recognize sin as such and sigh and cry about it.

  3. She presents the somewhat vague text in Ezekiel 9:2 clearly and tells us that of the six men mentioned there, only five actually hold a slaughter weapon and the first is the Holy Spirit.

We need to look at the last point a little closer. First let’s read the verse:

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. And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar. (Ezekiel 9:1-2)

"Six men, every man a slaughter weapon in his hand." That would be six of God’s soldiers who would kill. But there was "one man among them" who corresponds to the description of the sealing Holy Spirit. Is he one of the six, or is he a seventh in the middle of the six? Our soon-to-be non-existent Bible Commentary says:

One man among them. This man was one of the six bearing the slaughtering weapons, and not a seventh, as some interpreters assert (see 3T 266, 267). He was “clothed with linen,” the ordinary priestly garment, and the special garment of the high priest at the ceremonies of the great Day of Atonement (Lev. 16). (SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 4; see on Ezekiel 9:2)

Do you understand why our Bible Commentary must disappear? The commentator refers to the above writings of Ellen White, who saw in vision that it is only about five men carrying slaughter weapons. The sanctuary doctrine is assumed, and the scenes shown us must take place during the investigative judgment on the Day of Atonement since 1844. Of course you cannot keep this in an ecumenical-friendly church; it all has to be erased and gone! Under higher criticism of the Bible, there is no sanctuary doctrine, no reapplication of old prophetic texts to our time, and certainly no Ellen G. White!

Yet, this is the only way to solve the mystery of Ezekiel 9, which we are slowly following the tracks of. This prophecy offers us the highest benefit. The mystery actually lies in the strange illustration of six men, which appears so different from the apocalyptic illustrations of seven seals, seven trumpets and seven plagues. I suspect that many interpreters have come to a certain idea when comparing Ezekiel 9 with the seven trumpets, which are also prophesying punishment judgments (with grace).

With grace? Yes, let’s read...

And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem? Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me. (Ezekiel 9:8-11)

You have to examine the text very carefully to see the truth. Although the Lord says that His eye will not spare and He will have no pity, the Holy Spirit, in the linen clothes of the high priest as a representative of Jesus, clearly shows that the grace period is not yet over when it comes to the cleansing of the church. Instead of being about the plagues, it is more likely about a time shortly before the closing of the door of mercy. We know it as the time of the latter rain, or the little time of trouble. Not until the last verse of chapter 9 does the Holy Spirit give the report that the sealing has been accomplished. As long as there is still sealing, there is still grace. During the time of plagues, nobody will be sealed anymore, and Jesus won’t be wearing the high-priestly robes and longer, but rather the kingly robes.

Now I want to ask you to think independently about how to harmonize the six men of Ezekiel 9—the Holy Spirit and the five men with the slaughter weapons—with the seven trumpets of Revelation. Is it difficult? Our forum members needed quite a while to see it...

Let's look at the Bible text again, and pay attention to the exact sequence of actions of the six men:

And the LORD said unto him, [the Holy Spirit] 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 [five with slaughter weapons] he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: (Ezekiel 9:4-5)

If we assign these six men to the trumpets, there would only be six trumpets. And that is the mystery of Ezekiel! How can we solve this?

The first trumpet must be the action of the Holy Spirit, which represents the sealing work that goes all the way to the end of Chapter 9, taking the verses in the order specified. After him, or while he goes ahead, the five men follow after him with their slaughter weapons. They have to be assigned to the second through sixth trumpets. So who comes back in the seventh trumpet? That's right, the circle is complete! The Holy Spirit comes again and gives the compliance report...

And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me. (Ezekiel 9:11)

Ezekiel 9 is actually the key to understanding how the trumpets work, and that they are stacked inside each other to some extent. The first trumpet goes throughout the trumpet cycle (at least until the four winds are released), and since the others follow, they also go through until the success report of the Holy Spirit completes the cycle at the seventh trumpet. The text of Ezekiel 9:11 corresponds to a carillon in heaven:

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)

When the 144,000 are all sealed and the martyrs will have fulfilled their testimony, then the Father will have won the case. Christ can put on the kingly robes and the plagues can fall.

And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come... (Revelation 11:18)

Take another careful look at the trumpet cycle:

Trumpet Cycle

(This chart can be downloaded from the download area in high resolution for a teaching aid.)

The mystery of Ezekiel 9, how the six men can be harmonized with the seven trumpets, can only be solved with the cyclical nature of a clock—the Orion clock—because the Holy Spirit appears twice (first and seventh trumpet) as an angel (star) as the rider on the white horse (purity of the gospel).

No other movement on this earth can properly identify the parts of the problem of Ezekiel 9 or even begin to solve it correctly. At the same time, we have provided the first biblical proof of the often-raised but never-proven theory that the angels with trumpets each sound the alarm at a certain time, but then also continue to the end of the trumpet cycle itself. Those who saw the trumpets as stacked inside each other were right. They were only lacking the times (day dates). Now you can just simply read them!

The Loosing of the Four Winds

Do you understand now why nothing "exciting" happened at the first trumpet? It was the time of the Holy Spirit, who went alone beforehand in the core time of the first trumpet, which began with His descent as the fourth angel on January 31 to February 1 of this year. He went in front of the men with slaughter weapons as the rider on the white horse and blew the first trumpet of grace. He was the one who prevented the super volcano of Yellowstone National Park from destroying one-third of North America, and he was the one who prevented the Crimean crisis from claiming thousands of deaths.

But what about the other trumpets? When will the judgment begin for the apostate church? The second man already has a slaughter weapon in his hand. Because the judgment begins at the house of God and with the elders in the temple, something must happen during the core time of the second trumpet to fulfill this prophecy. We believe that many Adventist institutions will soon be judged with an unquenchable fire from God like the sanitarium in Battle Creek and the Review and Herald in 1902. God left the organized Adventist Church and gave Satan a free hand to wreak his destruction. We also believe that it must begin with the headquarter building of the General Conference in Silver Spring, MD, since the Bible text speaks of the elders of the house of God, which are addressed first.

Yet, we know there will still be grace because the sealing time will still be going on. There is a vision of Ellen White that hasn’t been fully deciphered yet, and it will help us in our understanding of the trumpet cycle. It has been waiting for 165 years for this moment to be understood.

The vision is aptly titled The Sealing in the book Early Writings, and should be read completely once by everyone before reading any further here. I will pull out only the most important quotes.

Actually, there are two visions described in this chapter 4. A state of affairs that was not fully set forth to Ellen White in the first-mentioned vision is repeated twice in a second vision with more details. If we were Jews, then we would understand that as a special emphasis on the importance of that part of the vision.

First, our view is confirmed that the plague cycle can only begin after the trumpet cycle has completed:

I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus’ work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues. {EW 36.2}

The loosing of the four winds happens in the sixth trumpet, according to the Bible text:

And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:13-15)

After that, Ellen White is shown that the death decree will go forth at the beginning of the time of plagues, and that the time of Jacob's trouble will thus begin and what destiny those will suffer who once recognized the Sabbath but did not keep it when they were tested. Then she sees a strange scene at the end of the first vision of Sabbath morning of January 5, 1849 mentioned in this chapter:

Then my attending angel directed me to the city again, where I saw four angels winging their way to the gate of the city. They were just presenting the golden card to the angel at the gate when I saw another angel flying swiftly from the direction of the most excellent glory, and crying with a loud voice to the other angels, and waving something up and down in his hand. I asked my attending angel for an explanation of what I saw. He told me that I could see no more then, but he would shortly show me what those things that I then saw meant. {EW 37.1}

It seems like the first scene of Daniel 8, when the good prophet got sick because he did not understand the vision. But Ellen White did not have to wait as long as poor Daniel for the details to be explained. On the same Sabbath afternoon she had a second vision:

I saw four angels who had a work to do on the earth, and were on their way to accomplish it. Jesus was clothed with priestly garments. [So we are in the little time of trouble.] He gazed in pity on the remnant, then raised His hands, and with a voice of deep pity cried, “My blood, Father, My blood, My blood, My blood!” Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from God, who sat upon the great white throne, and was shed all about Jesus. Then I saw an angel with a commission from Jesus, swiftly flying to the four angels who had a work to do on the earth, and waving something up and down in his hand, and crying with a loud voice, “Hold! Hold! Hold! Hold! until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads.” {EW 38.1}

In the first vision of this special Sabbath, Ellen White saw a glimpse of the heavenly event surrounding the fourth (other) angel. In the second vision she was shown what consequences it would have on the movement of the fourth angel on earth, our ministry. For a long time we wondered what the “angel” was waving up and down in hs hand. It was probably the same for Ellen White, because in the second vision she asks again and gets an answer:

I asked my accompanying angel the meaning of what I heard, and what the four angels were about to do. He said to me that it was God that restrained the powers, and that He gave His angels charge over things on the earth; that the four angels had power from God to hold the four winds, and that they were about to let them go; but while their hands were loosening, and the four winds were about to blow, the merciful eye of Jesus gazed on the remnant that were not sealed, and He raised His hands to the Father and pleaded with Him that He had spilled His blood for them. Then another angel was commissioned to fly swiftly to the four angels and bid them hold, until the servants of God were sealed with the seal of the living God in their foreheads. {EW 38.2}

Until January 31, 2014, it would have been impossible for us to interpret these visions correctly. But then the fourth angel came down with something that he was waving up and down before our eyes. It was the chart of the trumpet cycle that I had gotten the night before my sermon on January 31 in the evening. And for this cycle, which is only one last repetition of many trumpet cycles, there are special instructions that had not been previously given. The winds (wars and disasters) were to be held back until the sealing is completed.

Now you have to think carefully: Which trumpets do the four "holds" of Jesus apply to? We have seven trumpets, but only four "holds." There cannot be a “hold” for the sixth trumpet because it represents the loosing of the four winds, and thus, logically, that the sealing itself must be completed. There is no “hold” needed for the first trumpet because he isn’t carrying a slaughter weapon. So the command for us to hold the four winds applies to the second, third, fourth and fifth trumpets.

To have authority over the four winds is just figurative, of course. We cannot cause judgments to fall and do not want to, although our patience is tried. Naturally we would like to come from studying to seeing (we would like to release the four winds), but Jesus demands more patience of us. Our authority is of a prophetic art. Our authority is limited to the understanding of the prophetic texts and the ability to interpret visions, such as the one above, today and in a right manner.

But where is it written in the text that these orders are really written for the second to fifth trumpets? Isn’t that just our assumption without further backing than the vision itself?

Let’s look at the trumpet chart above again and imagine Jesus with His wounds in Orion, like I illustrated years ago on slide 173 of the Orion presentation. Which wounds correspond to the second through fifth trumpets? We have no problem connecting the third and fourth trumpets with the hands of Jesus.

In judgment cycle, I interpreted the throne lines (the second and fifth trumpets) as the cross of Jesus, but He raised His hands with the censer up to align with the stars Betelgeuse and Bellatrix. Even if we stay with the interpretation of the throne lines as a cross for the trumpet cycle, however, Jesus' hands would be symbolically nailed to the horizontal beams (the cross beam or the throne lines).

In that way, the second trumpet would correspond to the right hand of Jesus on the cross, while the third trumpet would be the same hand, just lifted up. Likewise on the other side of the trumpet cycle: the fourth trumpet would be Jesus’ raised left hand and the fifth trumpet would be the one positioned on the cross.

It also seems logical that in asking the Father to hold the winds, Jesus would ask with His hands and not with His feet or His side. If you read the text of the vision attentively (and with my emphasis), then it even says it exactly that way. In the third repetition of the scene in the vision, we have the hands of Jesus in plural and also the movement from the "resting position on the cross" through the raising of the right and left hands from the throne lines to Betelgeuse and Bellatrix, respectively:

…and He raised His hands to the Father and pleaded with Him that He had spilled His blood for them. Then another angel was commissioned to fly swiftly to the four angels and bid them hold, until the servants of God were sealed with the seal of the living God in their foreheads. {EW 38.2}

(For illustration, the animation shows the lifting of Jesus' right hand for the second and third trumpets.)

Consequently, the four men with the slaughter weapons are limited by the restriction ordered by Jesus Himself. That makes His blood effective so that the destruction caused by the trumpet angels will not be so terrible that no flesh could be saved, although Satan would like it so.

When you consider what could have happened in the first two trumpets (read Trumpets with a Certain Sound again), then we can only be eternally grateful to Jesus for His intercessory service. The great Adventist publishing houses of the Review and Herald and the Pacific Press were actually intended to do the work, but since we are doing it with our little "publishing and printing" work instead, we can be grateful that we aren’t having to do continue it under the unspeakably difficult circumstances. We still have Internet access and contact with you folks around the world, and we can still give this last message with our last strength.

The Rivers of Eden

We have dealt with the loosing of the four winds in this article, but according to the Bible these are bound in the great river Euphrates.

And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:13-15)

As Josiah Litch predicted the exact day of the fulfillment of the sixth classical trumpet with the fall of the Ottoman Empire on August 11, 1840 {see Maranatha 152}, so the sound of the sixth trumpet on July 8, 2015 will be so clear that no one will doubt our studies. Meanwhile, the sealing time will have been completed for the 144,000, because the four angels will hold the winds until they are all sealed... so whoever doubts that long surely cannot belong to the 144,000!

And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east [east = Orion], having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. (Revelation 7:1-3)

Here we find the biblical counterpart to Ellen White's twofold vision under the previous heading. But what does it have to do with the river Euphrates, which finds another special mention in the plague cycle?

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 [east = Orion] might be prepared. (Revelation 16:12)

A few commentators have already recognized that the kings of the east are the Divine Trio—the Father, Christ and the Holy Spirit. We can read that—or at least something very similar—in our (still existing) Bible Commentary:

According to the second view “the kings of the east” represent Christ and those accompanying Him. This view bases the term “kings of the east,” like the other symbolic expressions of Rev. 16:12, on the historical incident of Cyrus conquering Babylon and later releasing God’s people, the Jews, to return to their native land. (SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7; see on Revelation 16:12)

In the Bible Commentary, we also learn that the Euphrates was actually the river that flowed through the city of Babylon. What happened back then, when the Persians penetrated Babylon and the Mene Tekel for the Babylonian king Belshazzar fulfilled the very same night (see Daniel 5)?

It was Cyrus who conquered the city of Babylon after he had diverted the Euphrates and invaded the city through the dry river bed. That happened on October 13, 539 B.C. Cyrus was prophesied by name in Isaiah 44 and 45 as "the anointed of the Lord," and thus he stands as a type for Christ Himself. That strongly corroborates the above view that the river Euphrates will dry out at the second coming of Jesus, and that that is the true meaning of the kings of the east.

But how do we understand these verses for our time? What does it mean that the river Euphrates will literally dry up to prepare for the second coming of Jesus?

To understand this, we need to transition from the last book of the Bible to the first, where the Euphrates is named for the first time:

And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. (Genesis 2:8-14)

Historians and archaeologists wanted to use the description of the four main streams of the river emanating from the Garden of Eden to locate it. But unfortunately:

10. A river. Much scholarly effort has been put forth in an endeavor to clarify vs. 10–14, but a satisfactory explanation will probably never be found, because the surface of the earth after the Flood bore little resemblance to what it had been before. A catastrophe of such magnitude as to elevate lofty mountain ranges and to form the vast areas of ocean could hardly have left such lesser surface features as rivers untouched. We therefore cannot hope to identify antediluvian geographical terms with present-day surface features of the earth, except as Inspiration may do so for us (see PP 105-108). (SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 1; see on Genesis 2:10)

Furthermore, we would look in vain on this earth for the Garden of Eden:

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}

But God doesn’t write anything useless in His Word; we’ve seen that confirmed many times. And if He spans the connection from the Euphrates of Eden to the second coming of Christ where He mentions it again, then it is our sacred duty to investigate it.

The river that proceeded out of the Garden of Eden is described beyond doubt as dividing into four more streams. These four rivers are even numbered and presented in a very specific order in the Bible. Flowing water often represents a flow of time or a certain succession of events in the history of mankind and the universe. The same applies here when we talk about the earthly counterpart, the river of the water of life that flows out of Eden, as a symbol for the heavenly river that emanates from the throne of God.

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelation 22:1-2)

Jesus Himself referred to His doctrine as the water of life:

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. (Revelation 22:17)

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. (John 4:10)

Therefore, the four rivers of Eden stand for the water of life in four different epochs of human history. Let the Holy Spirit guide us as we study the names of the rivers to see if we can find out which periods of human history are especially emphasized with the gift of the water of eternal life from God.

The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. (Genesis 2:11-12)

The Strong’s gives us information on the meaning of the Hebrew names:

H6376
פּישׁון
pı̂yshôn
From H6335; dispersive; Pishon, a river of Eden: - Pison.

It makes reference to H6335 as a root. Looking at the word in more detail:

פּוּשׁ
pûsh
A primitive root; to spread; figuratively act proudly: - grow up, be grown fat, spread selves, be scattered.

Do you know a nation or a people who acted proudly and were therefore scattered to the four winds by God?

The prophecy against Israel in Deuteronomy tells us that it is about the people of Israel who suffered the diaspora:

And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. (Deuteronomy 4:27)

This people had the duty to give the water of life to their environment, but did not do their job:

Isaiah describes Him as the “rock of ages,” and “the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” Isaiah 26:4 (margin); 32:2. And he records the precious promise, bringing vividly to mind the living stream that flowed for Israel: “When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.” “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground;” “in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.” The invitation is given, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.” Isaiah 41:17; 44:3; Isaiah 35:6; 55:1. And in the closing pages of the Sacred Word this invitation is echoed. The river of the water of life, “clear as crystal,” proceeds from the throne of God and the Lamb; and the gracious call is ringing down through the ages, “Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17. {PP 413.2}

The stream Pison compasses the land of Havilah. That word means "circular" and comes from a simple root H2342, which suggests birth pains among other things. In fact, the sprout, Jesus Christ, was born of the Jewish nation. That is another very early prophecy that Christ would one day be born of the Jews. Just as the gold in Daniel’s statue stood for Babylon—a nation rather hostile to God—here it is the gold of the land of Havilah. It stands for God's first people who were still gold compared to what was to come next. That’s why God also mentions that the gold of that land "is good."

About the characteristics of bdellium and the onyx stone, our Bible Commentary scholars have no idea. I do.

Bdellium means pearl and brings to mind the 12 pearly gates of the Holy City, which in turn stand for the 12 tribes of the "new" Israel.

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)

The onyx stones stand for the stones of memorial with the names of the 12 ancient tribes of Israel, which the high priest carried on his shoulders.

And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel: Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth. With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold. And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial. (Exodus 28:9-12)

Since it is now clear that the first river represented the Jewish nation, which was God's first people here on earth, we should have an easier time finding His second nation in the second river. Therefore, the Bible text need not offer many clues:

And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. (Genesis 2:13)

Gihon simply means river and comes from...

H1518
גּח גּיח
gı̂yach gôach
ghee'-akh, go'-akh
A primitive root; to gush forth (as water), generally to issue: - break forth, labor to bring forth, come forth, draw up, take out.

In the early rain, which was given on Pentecost in 31 A.D., the water of the Holy Spirit began to flow and be poured out on the early Christians. The good news of Jesus Christ was put into circulation and gushed forth like a great river of Jesus’ blood and the love of God. The apostles worked diligently to bring forth the first fruits, and Christianity came forth. They were also writing the gospels.

But not everything went as they wished. Cush the son of Ham, the son of Noah—or the land of Cush (Ethiopia) stands for the making of Nimrod, the first one to build cities and the first metropolitan among the master builders or architects of the Tower of Babel. Today, his "spiritual" successors are the popes, and thus the land of Cush stands for the papacy, which unfortunately emerged from the Christian era that spanned from A.D. 31 to 1798.

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth....And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city. (Genesis 10:8-12)

Let's find the third epoch that God describes with the name of a river:

And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria... (Genesis 2:14)

Neither the Bible Commentary nor the Strong’s have many ideas about this river. But we have the Holy Scripture, which interprets itself. Where else is the Hiddekel mentioned?

There is only one more place where the Hiddekel appears in Scripture, namely in chapter 10 of the book of Daniel when Jesus personally appears to the prophet in a tremendous vision that runs to the end of Chapter 12, and thus continues to the end of the book.

And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel; Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. (Daniel 10:4-6)

It is over this river Hiddekel that Jesus stands while He swears the oath that is well-known to all Orion students. He swears to the two men on the river banks, which represent the old and new covenants, and the judgments of the dead and living.

Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? (Daniel 12:5-6)

Jesus is portrayed as the man clothed in linen, which—as we already know—indicates His intercessory service as High Priest on the Great Day of Atonement also known as the investigative judgment in heaven. So we are talking about the time since 1844, and about Daniel, the judgment book. The name Daniel itself means "God is my judge." Which church does this represent? It represents the Adventist church, of course.

In 2008, God gave me to understand the oath of Jesus standing over the Hiddekel. I determined the duration of the judgment of the dead to be 168 years through the symbolism of this oath. With great joy, I went to tell my brethren about this discovery only to find myself standing in front of deaf ears in the Adventist Church, even before the wilderness wanderings of the Advent people ended in 2010. This knowledge later became the key to the Orion study. The clock of God would not have been readable without it.

So the Hiddekel stands for God’s end-time people. It was the key to Orion, but also a cause for the Advent people to reject this great new light. It would have led to the outpouring of the latter rain in the form of the Holy Spirit as the fourth angel from 2010 onward. The mention that the river Hiddekel flows east of Assyria, points to the simple root H833 which means "to be called or to be blessed." The Adventist Church should have been the one to receive the blessing prophesied for the end of the 1335 days of Daniel 12, but the stubbornness of the leaders and members—rivaling that of ancient Israel—prevented that blessing upon the judgment church, Laodicea. The Jews did not recognize Jesus when He came to His people and stood beside them, and the Adventists did not recognize Jesus when He appeared over them in Orion, although Ellen White cited Orion as the seat of God, the temple and the place of the intercessory service of Jesus in the Heavenly Sanctuary.

We don’t wonder any more why a fourth river was necessary to deliver the water of life and why this river is even mentioned in the same verse. Our movement is of course closely linked to the Adventist Church. We are just the faithful remnant of the same church and are building upon all its good light. In the article The End of the Adventist Church you can see a very nice and similar picture of the togetherness of the remnant of the remnant in the image of the good woman of Revelation 12. We are depicted as the stars in the crown of the woman. The crown was the Adventist Church, and the stars belong to the crown just like the fourth river Euphrates is mentioned in the same breath as the Hiddekel.

And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. (Genesis 2:14)

The four winds are bound in this fourth stream, which can symbolize none other than us, the High Sabbath Adventists. We have already explained above in detail why this river stands for our movement. We even described our geographical location in the Voice of God article, and noted how we fit the description of the voice of God like many waters. In Ezekiel 47:1, God gave directions starting from the largest waterfall in the world, going over various rivers to our farm and ending right on our temple doorstep.

God prophesied in the first book of the Bible that His fourth Euphrates church would one day experience the loosening of the four winds, or which will have the authority over them. The water of life, through which The Vessel of Time sailed, will be completely dried up in the sixth plague. This does not mean that anyone could be saved during the time of plagues by the water up to the sixth plague, but it does mark the end of the time message itself. In the sixth plague, the decision will finally be made to execute the death decree for the 144,000. Since they will be silenced, God Himself will give the time once again just before the coming of Jesus as a sort of confirmation of His people, and thus the following vision of Ellen White from 1847 will be fulfilled. In it, she heard a second proclamation of the time. And then the last of the four rivers will have ceased to flow!

It was at midnight that God chose to deliver His people. As the wicked were mocking around them, suddenly the sun appeared, shining in his strength, and the moon stood still. The wicked looked upon the scene with amazement, while the saints beheld with solemn joy the tokens of their deliverance. Signs and wonders followed in quick succession. Everything seemed turned out of its natural course. The streams ceased to flow. Dark, heavy clouds came up and clashed against each other. But there was one clear place of settled glory, whence came the voice of God like many waters, shaking the heavens and the earth. There was a mighty earthquake. The graves were opened, and those who had died in faith under the third angel’s message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that God was to make with those who had kept His law. {EW 285.1}

The sky opened and shut and was in commotion. The mountains shook like a reed in the wind and cast out ragged rocks all around. The sea boiled like a pot and cast out stones upon the land. And as God spoke the day and the hour of Jesus’ coming and delivered the everlasting covenant to His people, He spoke one sentence, and then paused, while the words were rolling through the earth. The Israel of God stood with their eyes fixed upward, listening to the words as they came from the mouth of Jehovah and rolled through the earth like peals of loudest thunder. It was awfully solemn. At the end of every sentence the saints shouted, “Glory! Hallelujah!” Their countenances were lighted up with the glory of God, and they shone with glory as did the face of Moses when he came down from Sinai. The wicked could not look upon them for the glory. And when the never-ending blessing was pronounced on those who had honored God in keeping His Sabbath holy, there was a mighty shout of victory over the beast and over his image. {EW 285.2}

The End of the Siege

Ezekiel is the book for our time—for the sealing of the 144,000—and it contains many more priceless jewels for our movement. We believe that we discovered another jewel in the treasure of Ezekiel, and hope that we have studied everything properly. Time will soon tell whether we are right or wrong with the following interpretation.

We perfectly interpreted the timelines of Daniel 12 after the year of grace with the help of HSL (The Vessel of Time), and could even predict the exact timing of Benedict XVI’s resignation, the papal election of Francis and the beginning of the 1260 days of the time of trouble with the setting up of Jesuit Francis’ generals. Just like how we did that, the book of Ezekiel helped us find another timeline that shows us another important point in the timing of God's agenda.

Remember how we deciphered the timelines of Daniel 12. We found the Rosetta Stone of Ellen White (the 1888-1890 triplet) a second time in the 2013-2015 triplet. After we recognized Miller's mistake and found the second coming of Jesus on the Last Great Day (Shemini Atzeret) of 2016, it was easy to calculate back the 1335 days of Daniel 12 to come to February 27-28, 2013. That is when Benedict XVI resigned. We knew that the beginning and end of the 1290- and 1260-day time lines had to be within the 1335 days, and that they both had to end together. The temporal latitude was not very great, and we suspected a space of 30 days till the end of time. That was proven to be perfectly true. When Francis was elected on March13, it was clear that another important event had to happen on exactly April 13 to initiate the beginning of the 1260-day time of trouble.

The 1335 days are represented in Daniel 12 as a waiting time, and that is exactly what they feel like.

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

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

It was the waiting time between the resignation of the seventh pope since 1929, when the wound of the first beast began to heal and who was allowed to stay only for a little while, and the coming of Jesus (blessed is he who lives to that point).

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, [Pope John Paul II] and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. [Benedict XVI] (Revelation 17:9-10)

The meaning of this prophecy has never been as clearly recognizable as it is today. They did not allow Benedict to remain pope. He was forced to abdicate in order to make a place for the eighth pope and persecutor of God’s true people. That is why Benedict could only stay for a little while (about 7 years).

The eighth pope was elected on March 13, and the 1290 days of Daniel 12 began with him:

And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. (Daniel 12:11)

Thus, the abomination of desolation has been identified as Pope Francis. It was not the enforcement of the Sunday Law as some Adventists believed (but was always seriously in doubt). We wrote in detail about the daily and who took it away in the Final Warning series.

What will happen to Pope Francis?

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

Those aren’t good prospects for the "nice" and "humble" Jesuit pope. He himself embodies the first beast of Revelation 13, the greatest evil that has ever existed in the papacy. He embodies the Counter-Reformation with its Inquisition and mass murders by the Jesuits. That is the eighth world empire, the New World Order, which will be destroyed by the nations in the time of plagues. He will meet his end in the lake of fire at the coming of Jesus, together with the false prophet (apostate Protestantism):

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (Revelation 19:20)

Since the time lines of the 1290 and 1260 days of the oath of Jesus in Daniel 12 need to stop together with the destruction of the New World Order, we also knew the exact beginning of the 1260 days on April 13, 2013. Of course we wondered what event would happen on that day, and were amazed that the new Pope Francis set up his world-ruling council of eight cardinals on exactly that day. Each district that the Jesuits divide the planet into got its leader.

It also fulfilled the following prophecy of Daniel 11:

And he 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 11:45)

In the years 2010-2012 we gave the warnings of the Orion message (the rumor from the celestial east) and the warnings of the Vessel of Time (the rumor from the celestial north, the sanctuary of God). That put the Jesuits in the Vatican in a tight spot. Now they knew that a small group of people had started to gather the 144,000 witnesses for the Father. That is why they broke forth with great fury to take Benedict away; they needed to take over the leadership themselves. In verse 45 we are not told anything about an open war, but only a siege. The setting up of the palace tents has a concise geographical description: the sea appears in the plural as "seas."

In the articles The Voice of God and Change of Venue, we clearly showed that God has chosen our small farm for the central leadership of His people and as the earthly reflection of the New Jerusalem. The new pope is the first non-European pope in history, and he comes from the neighboring country of Argentina. Now look at the location of our farm in the Cordillera district (Mountain District of Paraguay) in comparison with Argentina.

Our farm besieged

 

Argentina makes a pincer movement exactly around the south-eastern part of Paraguay where our farm is located. We are officially cut off by Argentina in the direction of both seas—the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The earthly holy mountain is besieged in a figurative sense by the Argentine pope. The papacy has pitched its palatial tents in Argentina, which is completely fanatical about Rome now, not only because it brought forth a pope for the first time, but also the first from South America. Francis also has a special relationship with the Paraguayan woman which he already nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He uses every opportunity to praise the Paraguayan woman for her courage in defending and rebuilding her country after the Triple Alliance War. We are besieged and we feel it. We are hit with the cold chill of a world around us that is Catholic, almost without exception.

The rest of the world has been under siege as well as us, of course, ever since the setting up of the Jesuit generals on April 13, 2013. We are just representative of a worldwide siege against the truth through lies and the New World Order. Just look how the world religions unite now in the Vatican toward one-world religion. I lack the time and space to pack the whole surge of events into the scope of this already overly-long article. The most important question is: when will the siege turn into an attack?

The answer could be hidden in the timelines of Ezekiel, as I mentioned at the beginning of this article. In Chapter 4 of Ezekiel, the prophet is commanded to enact a siege for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, which simulated their coming situation under Nebuchadnezzar.

Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem: And lay siege against it, and build a fort [siege tower] against it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about. Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, [iron symbolizes Rome and not Babylon!] and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel. (Ezekiel 4:1-3)

Then we learn about times:

Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity. For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year. (Ezekiel 4:4-6)

The Bible commentators have difficulty understanding these 390 years, which are illustrated using the day-year principle, because the long count for the kings of Israel is generally rejected today. However, we confirmed the long count through the Orion Clock, and it makes a perfect picture. It would be too much to present here, though. The commentators have no trouble with the 40 years for the sins of Judah.

We are interested, however, not in the application of these verses to the past, but the important interpretation for our time according to Ellen White. For that, we have to come back to the day-for-day principle which results in a total siege duration of 390 + 40 = 430 days.

Starting the 430 days of the world siege on April 13, 2013 with the pitching of the palace tents of the Jesuit generals in every part of the world brings us to June 17, 2014 as the end date. We saw this date once before in this article! Do you remember where? Yes, it is the date of the merger or dissolution of our publishing houses. One way or another, this is already a major attack on Adventism per se!

But in Ezekiel 5, the attack is described more terribly and would actually be expected on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 after the end of the siege, if we understand this prophecy correctly. When reading the Bible text, one cannot help but think of the terrible fire in Battle Creek:

And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair. Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them. Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts. Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel. (Ezekiel 5:1-4)

The first attack with the text "burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city" parallels Ezekiel 9, since the attack is in the middle of the city there too.

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 9:5-6)

Only those who have the sign of the Holy Spirit on their forehead will be protected. Today we can differentiate between the sign received by those who sighed and cried about the abominations done in the city and the seal of the 144,000. The sign of the sighing and crying that will protect against these trumpet attacks is received by candidates of the 144,000 as well as God’s elected martyrs, because they do not belong to the apostate evil people who lose their lives in these judgments. The martyrs will later testify by their death at the renewed Jesuit Inquisition as they stand up to the Sunday Law.

The seal of the 144,000 is an extension of this seal. We will deal with it now in the last part of this article.

The Seal of the 144,000

Ellen White saw details about the coveted seal of the 144,000 in her first vision:

By this time the 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious Star containing Jesus’ new name. [Revelation 3:12.]... {WLF 14.3}

Compare its characteristics with the characteristics of Revelation 3:12:

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)

Now ask yourself:

Do you know the new name of Jesus? Do you know the star that represents Him and is at the center of the clock? Do you know Jesus’ most important character trait, which is at the center of the entire universe? Can you draw conclusions for you and your character—which should be Christ-like, or the same as Christ—as to what sacrifice you must be ready to make as one of the 144,000?

Do you know why the name of the city of God is written on the foreheads of the 144,000? Do you understand where the holy city will be when Jesus returns? Do you understand how Jesus could manage to make the seven-day journey to the Holy City in Orion and back all in the morning of His resurrection, to visit the Father’s temple, to put the sins of mankind on the curtain, and then come back in time to appear and meet with the apostles in upper room? Do you have an understanding of a fundamental property of the Holy City and the Garden of Eden which is located in it? (If not, read the Shadows of the Sacrifices, Part II again.) But that's not all! Do you also understand where the New Jerusalem is on earth, and where the voice of God like many waters comes from, that only the 144,000 understand? Do you really understand the articles about The Voice of God and the Change of Venue, and are you really directing your ears in the direction of Paraguay?

Do you know an attribute or character trait (the name) of God the Father, which is still hidden, and which has to be revealed to you by the Holy Spirit? Do you understand that you will only be sealed when you have this knowledge? Studying our pages helps, but the Holy Spirit must take possession of you and be allowed to live in you so that you can receive the most important part of the threefold seal of one of the 144,000. For that, you have to be pure vessels and accept the counsel that has been given you on the Orion way. You have to start with the little things—like your diet and the dress code—if you want to get the honorable sign of God. But even more, you have to be willing to make a sacrifice that is well pleasing to the Father and proves that you have really become like His beloved Son.

My brother Robert said that I would write about this. Now I've done it. I hope I did not go too far, and that I have not revealed to you what this unknown character trait of God the Father is. But I don’t want to spare you, and tell you what we think. The first major type of Christ in the Bible was none other than Moses, and the song of Moses will be sung by all the redeemed in heaven one day after the second coming of Jesus:

And I saw as it were a sea of glass [the Orion Nebula] mingled with fire [from the Betelgeuse supernova]: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 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. (Revelation 15:2-3)

But the 144,000 have to learn a new song, which only they are able to:

And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. (Revelation 14:3)

The four living creatures and the 24 elders of the Orion clock sung the new song at the handing-over of the book at the carillon in 1844. Only those who recognized the book of seven seals and its importance as the Great Clock of Time in Orion could learn the song:

And they [the four living creatures = the clock hands, and the 24 elders = the clock wheel of the Orion Clock] sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; (Revelation 5:9)

But read the text of the song description in more detail! Why was Jesus allowed to receive the book? "For He was slain and has redeemed people with His blood." Do you think that you will be allowed to belong to the 144,000 just because you recognized the Orion Clock as truth? No, my friends. Heaven is not that cheap. Why is the old song of Moses compared in Revelation to the new song of the 144,000? What did Moses do as a type for Christ that the 144,000 must also do?

Moses was greater than any who had lived before him. He had been highly honored of God, being privileged to talk with the Lord face to face, as a man speaks with a friend. He was permitted to see the bright light and excellent glory that enshrouded the Father. The Lord through Moses delivered the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage. Moses was a mediator for his people, often standing between them and the wrath of God. When the anger of the Lord was greatly kindled against Israel for their unbelief, their murmurings, and their grievous sins, Moses’ love for them was tested. God proposed to destroy them and to make of him a mighty nation. Moses showed his love for Israel by his earnest pleading in their behalf. In his distress he prayed God to turn from His fierce anger and forgive Israel, or blot his name out of His book. {EW 162.3}

Just think about it! What exactly did Moses offer for the Lord to turn away from His wrath against His people? Was it his earthly first life, implying death in the hope of resurrection? What does the Bible text say exactly?

Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. (Exodus 32:32)

The blotting out of a man from the book of life means the second death, eternal non-existence: no heaven, no exulting, no wiping away of tears, no everlasting joy and bliss—only the dark, unconscious and dreamless sleep of total separation from the beloved God of life. That is what Moses offered, and that is also what Jesus suffered for us:

God in Christ gave Himself for our sins. He suffered the cruel death of the cross [the “second death” that all unrepentant sinners must one day suffer (Revelation 20:13-15)], bore for us the burden of guilt, “the just for the unjust,” that He might reveal to us His love and draw us to Himself.... {Pr 298.2}

God did not accept the sacrifice that Moses offered, and He also raised Jesus from the second death. Moses took the guilt of the people of Israel upon himself, as Jesus took the guilt of fallen humanity upon Himself. We must be ready to suffer eternal death for our fallen Advent people, for fallen humanity, and for a non-fallen universe full of innocent life. Then it can be proved that the power of the blood of Jesus can really bring forth true witnesses for the righteousness of the Father. No one whose only concern is to get to heaven without seeing death will ever be able to belong to the 144,000. Quite the contrary, he has to be ready to lay down his own eternal life on the altar of sacrifice of the universe, and take the risk of never actually benefiting from the plan of redemption as an individual—all this out of love for his enemies, and for the creatures that he has never seen except through the eyes of faith.

While hatred and scorn is hurled at us by our brethren, all the forum members have given their vows and offered for God to blot their names out of the book of life for their brethren and the rest of the universe to live together with Jesus for eternity. They have really understood their high calling.

Now you are the one standing in front of the decision... Will you do like the 70 disciples who let Jesus down, saying:

This is an hard saying; who can hear it? (John 6:60)

... or will you follow Jesus, who went into the Most Holy Place with His blood as your forerunner:

For where a testament [certificate, contract, vow] is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. (Hebrews 9:16)

Do you understand now why Ellen White saw in her first vision that…

…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}

Now or never, it needs to be preached everywhere:

“Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city. . . . How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace, that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion. {3TT 342.2}

“Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted His people, He hath redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” Isaiah 52:1-10. {3TT 342.3}

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