The Last Countdown

In this article, we bring you the results of the Challenge at Mount Carmel which took place on July 8, 2015 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. For three and a half years, the remnant of God were praying for the latter rain.1 During that time, spiritual drought famished the people while the land languished. The flocks of spiritual Israel were not “Revived By His Word” despite their reading programs. Finally, the General Conference Session arrived, and the great showdown took place on Mt. Carmel amidst the worst spiritual famine in the church’s history. Like King Ahab, its highest voice of authority was assembled for the great decision day to decide who would feed the hungering flocks of spiritual Israel.

Would women pastors as the modern-day daughters of Asherah, the Queen of Heaven, feed them? Or would the male-only priests of Baal continue to feed the flocks of God with their Catholic doctrines?

What Happened to the Church on July 8

Yes or no questions can be tricky. Consider the following trick question addressed to a husband: “Have you stopped beating your wife yet?” It is a plain yes-or-no question, but it is a trick question because either way the husband answers it, he condemns himself. If he says “no,” he admits that he is guilty of still beating his wife. If he says “yes,” he admits that he is guilty of having beaten his wife. The question does not allow for an innocent answer—he’s damned either way.

On July 8, the delegates of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church gave their answer to the following trick question:

...is it acceptable for division executive committees, as they may deem it appropriate in their territories, to make provision for the ordination of women to the gospel ministry? Yes or No.

Votes“Yes” votes effectively asserted that God’s design of male leadership could be disregarded by human will. But “No” votes (the majority) asserted that deviation from the policy of the global church, even on an issue as important2 as the Sabbath, is not allowed. Delegates voted to either void God’s law directly (which is already being done by that faction), or betray their duty to obey God rather than man. They were damned either way by that “carefully worded proposal.”3 It was a trick question to cement the Church’s absolute authority over individual conscience, as it is in the Catholic Church. This was the last step in the Catholicization of the organized Seventh-day Adventist Church4 (the Catholic Church does not allow women to be priests either, by the way).

Thus, probation finally closed for the Seventh-day Adventist Church organization. They voted the end of their own freedom of conscience at the sound of the sixth trumpet. But by framing the vote as a trick question, with Ted Wilson insisting that no motions be made to amend the wording, the church prevented God from giving an immediate answer to the decision. God could not answer by fire on that same day, any more than an honest man can answer a trick question with a simple yes or no. Time had to be allowed to clarify the muddy issue.

The Sixth Trumpet’s Fearful Sentence

The Bible explains what the terrible consequences of the 2015 GC Session are. It begins with a voice from the altar in heaven:

And the sixth angel sounded [on July 8], and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, (Revelation 9:13)

The sixth trumpet pointed to the vote on July 8 which was part of a bigger meeting that went from July 2 to July 11, similarly to how the third trumpet pointed to the middle of the 2014 Annual Council to emphasize a special point. The voice of the General Conference in Session began to speak before July 8, and continued to speak until the conference ended. Once the conference had ended, the decision that was made on July 8 became final.

When the decision was made, a voice in heaven pronounced judgment upon the church. We expected that judgment to be seen immediately “the same hour,”5 but in addition to the fact that the trick question had to be exposed first, we overlooked a unique detail in the text:

Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. (Revelation 9:14)

This is the only time that one of the trumpet angels in heaven is instructed to do something on the earth. The trumpet angels are described as being in heaven, standing in front of the throne of God,6 but the river Euphrates is a river on the earth. How long does it take for an angel to travel from heaven to do something on the earth? Adventist students of prophecy should know that it takes seven days:

We all entered the cloud together, and were seven days ascending to the sea of glass... {EW 16.2}7

Ellen White was given to know this travel time from earth to heaven so that we would understand that prophetic symbolism involving travel between heaven and earth means that there must be a duration of time involved. There must be a delay of seven days from the pronouncement in heaven until it reached the earth. In the context of the sixth trumpet, these seven days of travel correspond to the time it took for the voice from the altar in heaven to reach the earth—the same seven days that modern Elijah waited for the sign of the latter rain.

Not having taken that into account, and not having seen any act of God on July 8 or within three and a half days, the LastCountdown websites went off-line on July 12. We do not have a message of pretense. We believe what we teach, and when we publish a message, we are able to defend it and harmonize it with the body of inspired knowledge that we have. Thus, when we could no longer find an explanation for what had (not) happened, then we went away and the two witnesses of Revelation 11 died.

The two witnesses were historically the Old and New Testaments, but today they represent the Orion and HSL timepieces (the Book of Seven Seals, and the Book of Seven Thunders) as we explained in the Fire at Mount Carmel article. Our website is where those two scriptural books—written in the firmament by the hand of God—are expounded, therefore the two witnesses “died” when the websites were taken down.

On that day, we did not even recognize the time delay of seven days, much less when they should have begun. In retrospect, however, it is clear that the door of probation for the church closed on July 8, but the verdict could not be officially pronounced until the Session was completely finished. There was still the unlikely possibility that a motion would be raised later in the meetings to reverse, clarify, or alter the decision that was made on July 8. When the Session closed, however, the decision was set in stone. There will not be another GC Session before Jesus comes; there will be no other change in the course of the organization!

As representatives of the voice of God on earth, our unwitting closure of our website on July 12 reflected the voice in heaven that pronounced the close of mercy for the organized Seventh-day Adventist Church. The ark door was shut for them.

Votes

 

There were many things voted during this session. For example, the 28 Fundamental Beliefs were changed to satisfy the United Nations requirements for gender neutrality. Such changes were made to unite with the world. That was the big overarching agenda of the Session.

The delegates and attendees, in what was historically called the Parade of Nations, turned the occasion into a celebration of their new blasphemous marriage to the United Nations. The name was changed to Mission on the Move to reflect a “change in focus”8 to the security mission of the UN (focus on helping the poor, etc.). During the seventh commandment-month against adultery, the church committed exactly that sin. They committed adultery with the United Nations and the false religions of the world. From the Savior’s own mouth, that is the grounds for divorce.9 As we wrote in Babylon Is Fallen, Part I, the church has not measured up to the standard of Christ, but has instead reached the height of Nebuchadnezzar’s golden statue: 60 cubits high, in this 60th GC Session. The organization has completely fallen!

Just take a look at what the attendees were worshiping at the Session:

Stage

 

They erect “prism” pyramids everywhere. They set the stage so that the attendees are worshiping toward the Alamo, a Catholic Church. Guards pass in and out of the fortress walls all week long… And people still have the audacity to ask for signs and wonders!? HOW MANY DO YOU NEED!?

Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: (Matthew 12:38-39)

Those verses pronounce the terrible verdict upon the church. No sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah, and it is already a fact that they will not receive the sign of Jonah. Jesus expressed it well in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus:

And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. (Luke 16:31)

The punishment for the church organization is that God has left it. He has divorced it, because it has gone a-whoring after Babylon. As an organization, it has committed the unpardonable sin against the Holy Spirit, and now it cannot hear the pleading of God any more, “though one rose from the dead.”

Come Out of Her!

If you are still supporting the church organization, praying for it, paying God’s tithe to it, listening to its hired voices—or supporting any of the ministries that are under its thumb—then you are supporting her sins and will receive her plagues! Now is the time for individuals to come out and be separate!

COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, THAT YE BE NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS, AND THAT YE RECEIVE NOT OF HER PLAGUES. (REVELATION 18:4)

The conditions that Ellen White gave have now been met:

The world [especially the United Nations] must not be introduced into the church, and married [yoked in service together] to the church, forming a bond of unity. THROUGH THIS MEANS THE CHURCH WILL [AND NOW HAS] BECOME INDEED CORRUPT, and as stated in Revelation, “a cage of every unclean and hateful bird [a reference to the present subject of Revelation 18].” {TM 265.1}

She goes on to say in the same letter:

Through association with the world our institutions will become unsubstantial, unreliable; because these worldly elements, introduced and placed in positions of trust, are looked up to as teachers to be respected in their educating, directing, and official position, and they are sure to be worked upon by the spirit and power of darkness; so that the demarcation becomes not distinguished between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not. {TM 265.2}

Friends, if you cannot tell who serves God and who serves Him not, then you are on dangerous ground! If the demarcation has become indistinguishable, it means that the organization has been worked upon by the spirit and power of darkness! If you cannot tell who serves God and who doesn’t, then you are INSIDE that darkness, through association with the world!

Do you know who Ted Wilson serves? The church organization cannot be sound when 95% of its leadership voted to keep a man that destroyed The Great Controversy! Do you know who Doug Batchelor serves, when he stands up against women’s ordination, but refuses to speak out against and stand apart from the treacherous organization? Who does David Gates serve, when he fully understands that the vote is not about women’s ordination, yet he promotes a vote for unity? Pastors like those are worked by the spirit and power of darkness!

The call is to COME OUT, but NO new organization will be formed. Now is the time for you to stand alone. The 144,000 are those who are not defiled with women, which means that they are not connected to any organization to be contaminated by corporate sins:

These are they which were not defiled with women [churches]; for they are virgins [pure]. These are they which follow the Lamb [Jesus] whithersoever HE goeth [not Ted Wilson, not Pope Francis]. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. (Revelation 14:4)

The call is to ALL churches, because all churches have fallen. While the Adventist Church was celebrating its unlawful union with the world, Pope Francis was worshiped by millions of fanatic people who lined the streets of Paraguay, full of emotion, many shouting at the top of their lungs. The pope’s grand finale10—also on the day the two witnesses died—was the mass he held at the Ñu Guasú park in Paraguay, itself drawing half a million people or more. His speeches were rather disappointing. Here’s one quote:

“How many times do we see evangelisation as involving any number of strategies, tactics, manoeuvres, techniques, as if we could convert people on the basis of our own arguments?” he asked.11

There is no doubt that “our own arguments” from the Bible will not convert anyone who holds his churches’ doors wide open to receive all classes of sin, even the most degrading.12 If you are in the Catholic Church or any of its formerly-Protestant daughters, the call from heaven is the same to you: COME OUT! Would you rather stay—to remain in sin until you are destroyed with it? I hope you would rather be saved by the purifying Word of God!

The organized Seventh-day Adventist Church has led by example, unfortunately in what NOT to do by rejecting the offer of salvation until their clock ran out. This is the eleventh hour that Ellen White wrote of:

The broken ranks will be filled up by those represented by Christ as coming in at the eleventh hour. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God’s destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who have [had] no opportunity to learn what is truth. . . . His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter. {LDE 182.2}13

Seven Days of Severe Trial for the Two Witnesses

The Savior’s own ministry was uniquely identified by the 70-week time prophecy of Daniel:

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. (Daniel 9:26-27)

This was precisely fulfilled in the three and a half years of Christ’s ministry on earth, with His crucifixion punctuating the “midst” of the prophetic week.

The sixth trumpet references that prophetic week in detailed terms, dividing the story of the two witnesses into two three-and-a-half-day periods that correspond to the two halves of the last week of Daniel’s prophecy. It is not an identical repeat of Daniel’s prophecy, but it brings together many related elements to tell the story of what is happening now at the sixth trumpet.

And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. (Revelation 11:7-11)

The two witnesses link the ministry of Jesus Christ to that of the 144,000. His work was cut off after three and a half years, but the ministry of the 144,000 completes the remaining three and a half years through the judgment of the living as the timelines of Daniel 12 show—the time of the testimony of the two witnesses. The Orion Message was published in 2010, and the HSL was published in the spring of 2012 at the beginning of the three and a half years of the judgment of the living; the Two Witnesses began their combined testimony right on time.

In literal days, we can see how Jesus’ example guides this ministry. The story of the two witnesses is the story of our movement. Alnitak (the one who was wounded—Jesus) is the Source of all our strength, and we give glory to Him. We have traveled through the figurative streets “where also our Lord was crucified,” and have also been cut off when the LastCountdown websites were taken off-line. The enemy overcame us. At that moment, they celebrated their illicit marriages, depicted by Sodom, and their worldliness, depicted by Egypt.

I will tell you a little bit about our seven days lying “dead” in the street, but if you are reading this, then you know we did rise again, just as the prophecy has always said. After the two periods of three and a half days—a total of seven days—our website was switched on again.

And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. (Revelation 11:11-12)

Pay special attention to the sequence of events here. First, the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet. That is an accurate picture of our decision to bring the website back on-line. In the same morning, our study group received a dream from one of its members in the manner of Joel 2:28. It was about a chalice with seven levels marked on it, each level representing one trumpet warning until the cup of iniquity would be full. It was filled to the sixth mark, showing that divine wrath would be stayed until the cup is full.

The dream confirmed the need for us to rise again and give this warning. More, it led us to understand from the Trumpet Clock why no big destructive events came at the beginning of the sixth trumpet. Consider once again Ellen White’s vision about the sealing time, which we are currently in:

The Sealing

At the commencement of the holy Sabbath, January 5, 1849, we engaged in prayer with Brother Belden’s family at Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and the Holy Ghost fell upon us. I was taken off in vision to the most holy place, where I saw Jesus still interceding for Israel. On the bottom of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate. Then I saw that Jesus would not leave the most holy place until every case was decided either for salvation or destruction, and that the wrath of God could not come until Jesus had finished His work in the most holy place, laid off His priestly attire, and clothed Himself with the garments of vengeance. Then Jesus will step out from between the Father and man, and God will keep silence no longer, but pour out His wrath on those who have rejected His truth. I saw that the anger of the nations, the wrath of God, and the time to judge the dead were separate and distinct, one following the other, also that Michael had not stood up, and that the time of trouble, such as never was, had not yet commenced. The nations are now getting angry, but when our High Priest has finished His work in the sanctuary, He will stand up, put on the garments of vengeance, and then the seven last plagues will be poured out. {EW 36.1}

I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus’ work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues. These plagues enraged the wicked against the righteous; they thought that we had brought the judgments of God upon them, and that if they could rid the earth of us, the plagues would then be stayed. A decree went forth to slay the saints, which caused them to cry day and night for deliverance. This was the time of Jacob’s trouble. Then all the saints cried out with anguish of spirit, and were delivered by the voice of God. The 144,000 triumphed. Their faces were lighted up with the glory of God. Then I was shown a company who were howling in agony. On their garments was written in large characters, “Thou art weighed in the balance, and found wanting.” I asked who this company were. The angel said, “These are they who have once kept the Sabbath and have given it up.” I heard them cry with a loud voice, “We have believed in Thy coming, and taught it with energy.” And while they were speaking, their eyes would fall upon their garments and see the writing, and then they would wail aloud. I saw that they had drunk of the deep waters, and fouled the residue with their feet—trodden the Sabbath underfoot—and that was why they were weighed in the balance and found wanting. {EW 36.2}

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}

Sabbath afternoon one of our number was sick, and requested prayers that he might be healed. We all united in applying to the Physician who never lost a case, and while healing power came down, and the sick was healed, the Spirit fell upon me, and I was taken off in vision. {EW 37.2}

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. 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}

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}

From the beginning of the Orion message, we have always seen the blood of Jesus In the judgment cycle of the Orion Clock. When we received the trumpet and plague cycles of the Orion Clock, we recognized it as what the commissioned angel was waving up and down. When the trumpet cycle unfolded without major destructive events, we understood that the holds had stayed the destruction. That is the principle of progressive revelation at work, but it was not complete.

In the Mystery of Ezekiel, we tried to apply the four holds of the trumpet clock to the second through fifth trumpets. Then we revised that notion in the Vomit of God article, saying that the four holds applied to the first through fourth trumpets. We never could quite harmonize this vision until now. The Lord allowed us to understand this incrementally because he wanted His warnings to go forth and be heeded.

The entire vision is about the sealing time of the 144,000, which corresponds to the time of the trumpet cycle, not the judgment cycle. That means the four cries for His blood apply to the trumpet cycle too! The following illustration shows the correct interpretation:

Trumpet Clock

 

This is exactly what Revelation 7:1 states: the four angels have to be “held,” while the throne lines have always represented the cross as already described in the Orion presentation. With His blood, Jesus is pleading from the symbolic cross in heaven for His people.

What that means is that the destruction that should have accompanied the opening of the sixth trumpet has also been held back until the end of the entire cycle, when the plagues will begin.

With study and dream confirmation like that, it can truly be said that the “Spirit of life” or the “living Spirit” entered the two witnesses, and they stood on their feet. We stood up by our own volition, once we were revived with life from God. That was the first event, we just stood up. Then the people feared, and it’s no wonder why!

The wrath that has been tempered with mercy during the trumpets will be poured out without mercy in the plagues. The plagues will be punishments for the issues that the trumpets have warned about. The plagues will be caused by the supernova explosion of Betelgeuse, as explained in the Wrath of God series, and shows how angry God is because of the events which the trumpets point to, including the decision of the SDA Church on July 8. God is SO ANGRY with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, that He could have exploded Betelgeuse right now at the sixth trumpet! Read or reread the Wrath of God series to know just how angry He is! He is only containing Himself ONE LAST TIME, for those who have not had an opportunity to know the truth yet.

That does not mean there will be no major destruction whatsoever during the sixth trumpet timeframe, however.  The fireballs in fulfillment of the sixth seal are still due before general probation closes, but that is a subject for another article.

(Annotation from August 2016: For more information regarding the fulfillment of the classical sixth seal, please see the addendum to History Repeats II. The fulfillment of the repeated sixth seal is explained in the addendum to Signs of the End and slides 101-114 of the Orion Presentation.)

And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. (Revelation 11:12)

In publishing this article, we fulfilled the next part about a voice from heaven (Revelation 18:4) that says “Come up here!” The churches have fallen, which is a lower position. Coming “up” means to come to a higher position. We are talking about doctrines. True doctrines elevate the character, while false doctrines degrade it.

The voice called them to come up to heaven in a cloud. This is a visual reference to the 144,000, who are being called to come up to higher ground, to elevated truth, which is represented as a cloud in the heavens:

And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: 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. (Revelation 15:1-2)

Those who have studied the Orion presentation know that the sea of glass is the beautiful Orion nebula, which is transparent, mingled with the fire of stars. The 144,000 are depicted as standing on the sea of glass in heaven at the beginning of the plagues. The Bible does not teach a pre-tribulation rapture, so this verse must be depicting the condition of the 144,000 as overcomers.

In the same way, the two witnesses are called to “come up” to the cloud. That is the essence of this article. It is a call to the 144,000 to “come up” to Mt. Zion, to the mountain of truth, to higher ground, where the flood of iniquity cannot wash them away.

What remains to be seen is the fulfillment of the following verses:

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

The earthquake could be a literal one to come, or it could be talking about the great spiritual shaking that must take place in the next three months until the seventh trumpet. Time will tell for sure.

Children of Light, or Children of Darkness?

July 16 was the 100th anniversary of the death of Ellen G. White. God did not intend for her to die; He intended for her church to do the work it was given and usher in the second coming of Jesus in 1890. Ellen White’s death in 1915 remains a chilling reminder that men—today as much as in the past—can hinder God’s work. Her death is one of the events that is marked in both the Orion message and the High Sabbath List.

During the week, we had reason to reflect on it. She died at 3:40 p.m. (within the ninth hour by Hebrew reckoning). Jesus’ death was also about the ninth hour14 when the evening sacrifice escaped.15 Elijah’s prayer was at the time of the evening sacrifice. All of these things should lead our minds to the sacrifice that the 144,000 must be willing to make, as priests.

Friends, this is not time to set your mind on earthly things. If ever there was a time to sacrifice, it is now! The sixth trumpet was marked for a certain hour, not just a certain day, to remind you that it’s time to sacrifice at the loosing of the four angels of the sixth trumpet,

...which were prepared for an [especial] hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:15)

Are you prepared for your hour of sacrifice? We are living in the evening of earth’s history. We are even living in the evening of the great Day of Atonement, and even in the evening of the trumpet cycle of the Orion Clock. It is time for the evening sacrifice, before the plagues come at nightfall. The 144,000 priests of God will each need to make their own sacrifice like we did this week. We could not see through the portals of our tomb. We did not know if this ministry would come back to life. The fact is, it came back to life because WE stepped forward again.

Jesus Christ, our great Example, showed us how to conquer our enemies by His example—by laying down His life. His greatest victory was won through what appeared to be His greatest defeat. What does it mean that the Carmel Challenge was not followed by an act of executive judgment from God? Did the church even show up? Did the church take up the challenge? No! And if they didn’t even join the challenge, what was God to answer!? That is why no sign was given, except the sign of Jonah as I said before.

After Elijah’s sacrifice, a great slaughter took place. The Lord will make His slaughter of the priests of Baal in the plagues. The question is, how much evidence does the Israel of God need before they will stand together and say: “the Lord, He is the God! the Lord, He is the God!”16 and the High Sabbath Adventists are His servants?

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood [Ted Wilson’s company], or the gods of the Amorites [Pope Francis’ company], in whose land ye dwell [under the United Nations]: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)

Some of the things we’ve learned during this time in the tomb could have been known beforehand. Then we wouldn’t have suffered as much, but on the other hand God has a way of teaching us through our experiences. In our desperation, we cry out to God and find that He is very near to us. One of the things we could have easily seen is this:

One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. (Revelation 9:12)

In that verse, we are reminded that the fifth trumpet included a specified duration of five months. We included a chart in Babylon Is Fallen, Part II that shows the exact timeframe of the five months. The verse above shows that the woe of the fifth trumpet has a definite ending date, and the only end date we have been given in the fifth trumpet prophecy is the end of the five months. The last day of the first woe was Friday, July 17, 2015. That means the prophet spoke from his viewpoint on a day immediately after July 17 when he said in Revelation 9:12 that “one woe is past.” John the Revelator was writing from the viewpoint of Sabbath, July 18. Furthermore, he says that two more woes will come, but have not yet come. That means the second woe cannot start any earlier than Sunday, July 19, just based on this one text combined with knowledge that we already had! Indeed the sixth trumpet began on July 8, but the second woe had to begin a little later.

Furthermore, we all saw as early as June 26 that the timeline presented in the Death of the Twins article was not correct. It’s a bit of a shame that none of us—neither here, nor in our study group, nor among our other followers—could see the problem and solve it until we were desperately pleading with the Lord, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?”17 But in our desperation, light came. Do you plead for the light too? Are you among the children of light, of whom it is written:

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

Did you notice which commandment-month follows the first woe? Did you notice that it is about theft? What great theft have the children of darkness (especially in the church) committed, which would justify Jesus surprising them like a thief would? Let the punishment fit the crime!

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing [the latter rain], that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:8-10)

The curse of the second woe, when the latter rain is expected after the Elijah Challenge, should logically begin in the commandment-month dealing with theft, and not earlier. And if we are children of the light, the date should not take us by surprise.

The Other High Sabbaths

Elijah did not immediately know for certain that the rain was coming or when. He advised Ahab in faith, but then he went to the top of the mountain alone and asked his servant to look for a cloud. In the Fire at Mount Carmel article, we mistakenly interpreted this scene as pertaining to the plagues, when God’s people will be looking for the cloud of His coming, but the story is clearly speaking about the latter rain to bless God’s people, not about the second coming.

Elijah went to the top of the mountain:

And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. (1 Kings 18:43)

There was “nothing.” There was no sign of the latter rain during the seven days that followed the GC Session. Six times the report came back: nothing. The people were starving, the cattle were dying and the land was parched. Surely Elijah’s faith was tested!

When the seventh report came back, he finally knew that rain was on its way. In a similar way, we could not tell exactly when the rain would come until we reached the seventh day of our death. Then we understood, and the signs became clear.

And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand... (1 Kings 18:44)

Elijah’s rainOn the very Sabbath of July 18, California residents were pleased to get a few drops of rain amidst their own long drought, not realizing the seriousness of what it means. My heart aches for such ones who have had the greatest of opportunities, but have neglected to make use of them.

The more profound sign, though, was the first crescent new moon that was officially sighted on Friday night, making Sabbath, July 18, 2015 a new moon Sabbath. The first day of every month in ancient Israel was a feast day. Trumpets were blown to signal the new month. The first day of the seventh month was even an extra special annual Sabbath called the Day of Trumpets. Could there be a link between new month Sabbaths and the trumpet cycle of the Orion Clock?

Yes. This particular new month beginning (Sabbath, July 18) is not only the beginning of the commandment-month about theft, but it is also mentioned in a prophecy that is very relevant to the present situation:

They have dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they have begotten strange children [by adultery]: now shall a month [eighth commandment-month] devour them with their portions. (Hosea 5:7)

They have taken from God, so it shall be taken from them. But there is a silver lining for the faithful:

Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. (Hosea 6:1-3)

The three days surrounding this special new-month High Sabbath are the three days prophesied for the resurrection of the ministry of the two witnesses. On preparation day, we received the understanding of when the second woe would come. On the second day—Sabbath—we were revived as we rested in our figurative tomb, like Jesus did in His literal one. On Sunday, we were raised up with Him in the form of the two witnesses.

Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matthew 12:38-40)

As it turns out, there was exactly one other new moon day that landed on a Sabbath during the trumpet cycle of the Orion Clock: February 21, 2015—the day after Obama’s White House counter-terrorism summit of the fifth trumpet. All of these new moon Sabbaths could have been known before now. Now we can see that the exact beginning of each woe is marked by a High Sabbath:

  1. The first woe follows Sabbath, February 21, 2015

  2. The second woe follows Sabbath, July 18, 2015

  3. The third woe follows Sabbath, October 24, 2015

Thus, the seven days of our searching for the sign of rain are over. Now it comes!

The Clock Is Ticking

What is happening to the apostate part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is a warning to the whole world. The seven days between the close of probation for the Church and the beginning of the second woe are a warning of what will happen to all the world.

In just a short while, at the (initially inaudible) sound of the seventh trumpet on October 18, 2015, probation will close for all of humanity, and seven days later the seven last plagues will begin to fall. If Jesus could have come in Ellen White’s day, the plagues would have only spanned the last seven days of human history. What God created in seven days, He could have also destroyed in seven days.

Because “what might have been”18 in Ellen White’s day did not come to pass, however, the world is in a far worse state of morality, and provokes a far hotter fire to consume the filth. Instead of Sabbath vs. Sunday as the moral test question, we have the Straight vs. Sodomite question—which is not only a matter of conscience, but of our very nature as human beings. How low has the world sunken beneath the waves of immorality! Only seven days of plagues would have been needed in 1890, but a full year is needed to clean up the mess we have on our hands as we approach October 18, 2015!

That change in the duration of the plagues also explains many of Ellen White’s statements, where she saw certain events happening very near the second coming. The events that she saw so close together when the cloud was already visible as the sign of the Son of man, we experience over a prolonged (but still rapidly passing) time.

As surely as Ellen White died 100 years ago, just 100 days remain from the anniversary of her death until the clock runs out. These are not the 100 days of prayer of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. These are your last 100 days of prayer until the great and terrible year of God’s wrath begins, following the Day of Atonement and High Sabbath of Saturday, October 24, 2015. The investigative judgment began on the Day of Atonement in 1844, and will end on the Day of Atonement in 2015.

Don’t wait till the clock runs out. Don’t wait for the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, when the prophecy of Jeremiah will meet its fulfillment:

And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations. . . . For thus saith the Lord God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. (Jeremiah 25:12, 15)

Noah, people on mountainThen the seven days of Noah will apply again for the last time.

Noah also waited seven days inside the ark before the torrential rains fell, and his story stands as an example for the close of probation—especially for the world, but partly also for the church at the sixth trumpet. The torrential rains are especially symbolic of the latter rain, which is poured out now in destructive torrents upon those who had opportunity, but did not take refuge in the ark of truth. For those who had no opportunity, mercy still lingers just a little while longer.

But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating [inordinately] and drinking [wine], marrying [gays] and giving in marriage [lesbians], until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matthew 24:37-39)

Seven days were the family of Noah in the ark before the rain began to descend upon the earth. In this time they were arranging for their long stay while the waters should be upon the earth. And these were days of blasphemous merriment by the unbelieving multitude. They thought because the prophecy of Noah was not fulfilled immediately after he entered the ark, that he was deceived... {3SG 68.2}

Like the year that Noah was shut inside the ark, God’s people will need to huddle together in the ark of truth during the year of plagues. Are you prepared for that? Learn your lesson from the negative example of the apostate part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, whose probation closed as prophesied! It followed the first crescent new moon day of July 18 just like Hosea indicated:

They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the Lord [San Antonio]; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them. They have dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month [literally: new moon] devour them with their portions. Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud at Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin. Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be. The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound: therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water [of the latter rain]. (Hosea 5:6-10)

Oh, that the people might know the time of their visitation! There are many who have not yet heard the testing truth for this time. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God’s destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who have had no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched; His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter. {9T 97.2}

Please don’t waste your very last opportunity.

Footnotes:

  1. As measured from the time the General Conference leadership officially adopted the Operation Global Rain prayer initiative until the GC Session in San Antonio.

  2. The previous two articles explain why the ordination of women is equivalent to breaking the Sabbath.

  3. Outlook, Women’s Ordination: Divisions May Not Decide

  4. LastCountdown World News, Capital Crime: Pope Francis Kidnaps God’s Bride! (Isaiah 62:5)

  5. Revelation 11:13 – And the same hour was there a great earthquake...

  6. Revelation 8:2 – And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.

  7. Ellen G. White, Early Writings, p. 16, par. 2

  8. Adventist Review, Your Guide to the GC Session Agenda

  9. Matthew 19:9 – And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

  10. BBC News, Huge crowd attends Pope's final Mass in Paraguay

  11. Catholic Herald, Pope Francis ends South America visit with Mass for one million in Paraguay

  12. Advocate, Married Gay Activist’s Meeting with Pope Was ‘Very Productive’

  13. Ellen G. White, Last Day Events, p. 182, par. 2

  14. Matthew 27:46, 50

  15. Ellen G. White, The Desire of Ages, p. 756, par. 5

  16. 1 Kings 18:39 – And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.

  17. Mark 4:38

  18. Official video from the Adventist Church, What Might Have Been (Vimeo)

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