The Last Countdown

Originally published on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in German at www.letztercountdown.org

We are approaching by leaps and bounds the end of the waiting time, when the events will come that Adventists see as the only valid signs of the Lord’s soon return. In the Sabbath Schools and worship services of Adventism, so little is taught these days of the things that once constituted our identity as a people that it is almost a miracle that some church members at least still know that a Sunday Law is coming someday, and that a few have even heard of a “false Christ” once upon a time. The opinions as to what we should do before or when the Sunday Law really comes, however, differ widely. Discussions often end nowhere or in pure conflict. Furthermore, most professing Adventists confuse the antichrist (the papacy) with the false Christ (Satan, who will come as an angel of light to imitate Jesus’ second coming) and put both into the same basket.

No, it’s no “wonder” that everything is confounded, and Babylonian confusion reigns. That is the work of the infiltrating Jesuits in our ranks and their henchmen, especially in leadership. Ecumenism requires the forgetting of the truth that the first beast of Revelation is the papacy and thus the antichrist. What the reformers still knew 500 years ago has gone into oblivion in the Adventist Church, as it did in the other churches since 1844. Ever since the pope sent his smart-phone message to the charismatics, they march to Rome together toward their condemnation, which is the second death of eternal non-existence.

I saw the rapidity with which this delusion was spreading. A train of cars was shown me, going with the speed of lightning. The angel bade me look carefully. I fixed my eyes upon the train. It seemed that the whole world was on board, that there could not be one left. Said the angel, “They are binding in bundles ready to burn.” Then he showed me the conductor, who appeared like a stately, fair person, whom all the passengers looked up to and reverenced. I was perplexed and asked my attending angel who it was. He said, “It is Satan. He is the conductor in the form of an angel of light. He has taken the world captive. They are given over to strong delusions, to believe a lie, that they may be damned. This agent, the next highest in order to him, is the engineer, and other of his agents are employed in different offices as he may need them, and they are all going with lightning speed to perdition.” {EW 88.2}

The time has come to separate the tares from the wheat, and there is still hope for the little flock of martyrs and the 144,000 to continue on their way to the kingdom of heaven. Let’s continue reading attentively:

I asked the angel if there were none left. He bade me look in an opposite direction, and I saw a little company traveling a narrow pathway. All seemed to be firmly united, bound together by the truth, in bundles, or companies. Said the angel, “The third angel is binding, or sealing, them in bundles for the heavenly garner.” This little company looked careworn, as if they had passed through severe trials and conflicts. And it appeared as if the sun had just risen from behind a cloud and shone upon their countenances, causing them to look triumphant, as if their victories were nearly won. {EW 88.3}

While the martyrs and the 144,000 heed the warning of the third angel to keep the Sabbath of the Lord under persecution, the Holy Spirit in the form of the Fourth Angel will light up their small groups. The Representative of the Sun of Righteousness will lead the faithful to victory. The faithful are connected and united by the truth—and not by the General Conference.

The Last Solemn Warning

Time is running out!The trumpets are God’s last warnings to those who didn’t want to hear the ones that He wrote in Orion and the Vessel of Time, which we’ve preached. We ricocheted off of the hard-heartedness of the brethren, as did the wounds of our bleeding Jesus in Orion. Because of that, the Lord has now shown that the end has come. This last appeal in the final battle for innocent life in the universe must not be allowed to die away unheard! The 144,000 must be found, otherwise everything is lost whether they believe the messages of God or not. What Ellen White described here must happen...

Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to sound everywhere, “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, joining it as the midnight cry joined the second angel’s message in 1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they fearlessly gave the last solemn warning, proclaiming the fall of Babylon and calling upon God’s people to come out of her that they might escape her fearful doom. {EW 277.2}

The light that was shed upon the waiting ones penetrated everywhere, and those in the churches who had any light, who had not heard and rejected the three messages, obeyed the call and left the fallen churches. Many had come to years of accountability since these messages had been given, and the light shone upon them, and they were privileged to choose life or death. Some chose life and took their stand with those who were looking for their Lord and keeping all His commandments. The third message was to do its work; all were to be tested upon it, and the precious ones were to be called out from the religious bodies. A compelling power moved the honest, while the manifestation of the power of God brought a fear and restraint upon their unbelieving relatives and friends so that they dared not, neither had they the power to, hinder those who felt the work of the Spirit of God upon them. The last call was carried even to the poor slaves, and the pious among them poured forth their songs of rapturous joy at the prospect of their happy deliverance. Their masters could not check them; fear and astonishment kept them silent. Mighty miracles were wrought, the sick were healed, and signs and wonders followed the believers. God was in the work, and every saint, fearless of consequences, followed the convictions of his own conscience and united with those who were keeping all the commandments of God; and with power they sounded abroad the third message. I saw that this message will close with power and strength far exceeding the midnight cry. {EW 278.1}

Servants of God, endowed with power from on high with their faces lighted up, and shining with holy consecration, went forth to proclaim the message from heaven. Souls that were scattered all through the religious bodies answered to the call, and the precious were hurried out of the doomed churches, as Lot was hurried out of Sodom before her destruction. God’s people were strengthened by the excellent glory which rested upon them in rich abundance and prepared them to endure the hour of temptation. I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” {EW 278.2}

The questions, however, press ever more urgently... When will these things finally start? How can it be that the Trumpet Cycle has already started and still nothing outstanding has happened that would cause a great awakening throughout the ranks of Adventism or rather God’s faithful people?

As of the writing of this article, we are already well into the first half of the second trumpet, and we get e-mails with these or similar questions—some mocking and some serious—from friends and enemies alike. Although the questions are justified, I have to say that apparently no one takes the trouble to sit down once in a while to study to find the answers for themselves. This is exactly what should be expected of one of the 144,000 because according to the Spirit of Prophecy all of them will soon have to stand alone. If they still aren’t able to draw counsel and comfort from God’s word, then woe to the universe and to God Himself. The only thing that people want is just proof that everything is right—or wrong—as it is published here on our website. Our brethren don’t realize that they are pushing us into the corner of “kingly power” again, and we do not want to be forced into that in any way. Having to stand in the corner to defend our own studies is a thankless position, and it is not helpful—neither for the work of God nor for the cleansing and reformation of the church.

I already said in my January 31, 2014 sermon that the topic of the trumpets and plagues will certainly need great deal of follow-up study. First we have to do the studies, and then publish them too. This takes time, and since my health is under attack with arthrosis in the hip, everything takes a little longer than planned. Maybe Jesus allowed for this time so that His message’s critics and followers could take the initiative themselves for once. What has come out so far is—to say it simply... hot air, zero, nothing, just mental black holes. No constructive criticism came, besides “Hey, you... What about your pitiful trumpets now!” No one could argue against what I said about the trumpet cycle either.

In fact, some “things” did happen which can be connected with the Bible texts. Even the critics recognize that (except for the pesky barking fleas that we always have in our neck, who only ask hypocritically whether “something” happened).

Those who follow us on Facebook have a good idea of what things our attention is focused on. The events surrounding the Crimea and eastern Ukraine are at the center of interest, because we know that the trumpets have usually represented wars or unrest, so they probably do again. Russia’s annexation of Crimea took place during the time of the first trumpet, while the first deaths in eastern Ukraine—and thus the beginning of the crisis there—fell on the exact day that the second trumpet started: April 12, 2014. We recognized that literal disasters happen at the exact times predicted, like the volcanic eruption of Mt. Sinabung on the first day of the first trumpet, February 1, 2014. Then there are events in the churches and in the Vatican, like the pope’s message to Kenneth Copeland or the canonization of two popes in unprecedented 3D on the anniversary of the gamma-ray burst of April 27, 2013. The Adventist Church is another venue, peppered with unprecedented events that generally contribute to the acceleration of its apostasy, although it would be more accurate to call it free-fall now. Furthermore, we need to pay attention to things that could have happened, but are apparently still held in check. Those are actually the most interesting events, because... well, let’s save that topic for a little later in this article.

These things have even roused a few sleeping leaders. Anyone who still wonders if anything happened at all probably won’t recognize the plagues even when his skin hangs in shreds and the only thing around him is smoldering ruins waiting to be washed away by lava flows while the sonic boom of meteors rips his eardrums.

But where are the fireballs? Where is the Sunday Law? Where is the false Christ?

Please, let’s proceed systematically! Okay? I promise you that there will be answers, and we will not hold back (we never have, even at the risk of making fools of ourselves if we turn out to be wrong).

A Lesson in Astronomy

Not even 16 hours before my January 31, 2014 sermon, I received the rest of the light of the fourth angel, and thus the knowledge that the trumpet and plague cycles of Orion exist. I had just enough time to take a rough look at which days the clock hands (seven per cycle) point to. There was no time to even think about making an exact determination of the dates, and I did not even know if that would be necessary. After the sermon, we began to study it in the forum. We realized after a while that the original resolution of 168 units—which was absolutely correct for the 168 years of the Judgment Cycle—was not sufficient for these cycles. God was now prophesying exact dates to the day. Therefore the Trumpet Cycle has a much higher resolution than the Judgment Cycle. It has 624 units or days. Even the Plague Cycle has a resolution of 336 days.

Back in 2010, I just drew the hands of the Orion clock on my Orion photo and held the sheet of paper over another sheet that had the 24-hour clock wheel of the elders, and put it in front of a sunny window. That was in line with my abilities as a simple Bible student and computer/IT professional, and it was exact and precise at that resolution. I’m not even an amateur astronomer, much less a mathematician or physicist who could make strict astronomical angle calculations and the like. Nevertheless, God probably had all this meticulously planned, because today we actually have men in our ranks who have these skills, and they have helped us to do an exact calculation of the dates that God shows in the two new cycles.

I still believe that it is a good thing for a candidate of the 144,000 to have calculated lunar visibility with Accurate Times to understand the basis of God’s true calendar, but I don’t think it’s necessary to understand these rather complex angle calculations. I am first to admit that it is too high for me. But for the critics, for those who are particularly interested, and for savvy readers, I add a complete tutorial on our methods and calculations in the form of an explanatory spreadsheet that you can download.

Regardless, the following table of the results should suffice for the normal reader:

TrumpetStartsPlagueStarts
1 Sabbath, February 1, 2014 1 Sunday, October 25, 2015
2 Sabbath, April 12, 2014 - Sabbath, April 19, 2014 2 Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - Sabbath, December 5, 2015
3 Sunday, October 12, 2014 3 Wednesday, March 9, 2016
4 Thursday, January 1, 2015 4 Friday, April 22, 2016
5 Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5 Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Sabbath, May 21, 2016
6 Wednesday, July 8, 2015 6 Monday, August 1, 2016
7 Sabbath, October 17, 2015 7 Sabbath, September 24, 2016

We always give two dates for the throne lines (2nd and 5th trumpets and 2nd and 5th plagues) because of the special nature of those clock hands, which point to a small time range, but so there is no misunderstanding, I emphasize that this range is the beginning of the respective trumpet or plague, and not its entire duration.

I should also note that we believe both the trumpets and the plagues to be cumulative; when a new trumpet or a new plague starts, the previous ones do not necessarily stop. This is beautifully evident in the Bible texts for the plagues, because the first plague is still there even after the fifth has begun:

And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, [of the first plague] and repented not of their deeds. (Revelation 16:10-11)

I won't hide the fact that we always have a bit of an interpretation problem with the last day of each cycle. It’s not always obvious whether it points to the 624th or 336th day, respectively, or the day after. Interestingly, both cycles end on a Sabbath when using inclusive Jewish reckoning. In the seventh trumpet, there is a carillon in heaven and a declaration is made that Jesus has regained authority over the kingdoms of the world. A door in the temple is also opened (Revelation 11:19), suggesting that Jesus is ending the intercessory service and leaving the Most Holy Place. Doesn’t it make more sense for it to end on a Sabbath instead of on a Sunday? In any case, reality will soon teach us how it should be understood. Despite having day dates, we should avoid becoming bean counters lest we end up asking what time zone to expect these days in!

What will happen in the future trumpets?

This is certainly a question that many have—as do we ourselves—but we can get burned if we try too hard. Therefore, let me start by saying that this is a possible interpretation which hasn’t been confirmed by any dreams or direct revelations from God as of yet.

We know that some events have to be in future trumpets and before the plagues. Two trumpets have already begun; events remain for each of the yet-future trumpets in the sequence.

  1. The great catastrophe (fireballs), which is the motivation for the people to demand the Sunday Law.

  2. The introduction of the national Sunday Law in the U.S.

  3. The coming of the false Christ.

  4. The Third World War or loosing of the four winds.

  5. The close of probation for mankind.

All we can say with certainty is that the sounding of the seventh trumpet on October 17, 2015 represents the end of the time of grace when the “door of Noah’s ark” will be closed, but it is tempting to assume that the sequence of events could unfold like that. It goes without saying that we don’t know if those events will fall exactly on the beginning day of the respective trumpet, or somewhere later in the period but still before the next trumpet begins. The first two trumpets have taught us that an event corresponding to the Bible text does in fact happen on the very day that a trumpet begins. Let’s examine those two trumpets more closely now, because we should learn of the future from events of the past...

Hail and fire mingled with blood

The Bible describes the first trumpet as follows:

The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. (Revelation 8:7)

The eruption of the Indonesian volcano Mt. Sinabung happened on February 1, 2014, with 16 deaths, which corresponds very well with the following part of the first trumpet Bible text: “hail and fire mingled with blood.” Note that Mt. Sinabung has erupted several times in recent years, but in a span of four years it was only on February 1 of this year that deaths were directly attributed to a volcanic eruption!

What should we do with the next part of the verse: “and they were cast upon the earth, and the third part…was burnt up”? In my January 31 sermon, I had assumed that the “earth” represented today’s “densely populated” United States in contrast to the symbolic “desert” that stood for uninhabited North America, where the persecuted Protestants fled from the papacy a few hundred years earlier (see Revelation 12:6,14). Furthermore, the “earth” is used in Revelation 12:15 as a symbol for the United States. Anyone who doesn’t know these things should immediately take a prophecy course (e.g. with Cyberspace Ministry) or read the book Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith, which Ellen White held up as the standard textbook for our interpretation of prophecy.

So, how can it be that the volcanic eruption that started right on schedule on the first day of the first trumpet took place not in the United States, but in Sumatra? How can the text in Revelation say that one third of the earth or the United States would be burned, when nothing like that really happened in the core time of the first trumpet?

Dear friends, there was something exactly on February 1, 2014 that could correspond to precisely this scenario! Yellowstone National Park is really nothing more than the crater of a huge volcano. There it seethes and rumbles through thousands of geysers, some small and some large, all for the benefit of tourists. Sulfur fumes and spectacular water fountains make sure that you do not forget that when you are there, you are walking on the surface of a super volcano. A super volcano is a volcano so large that its eruption would have consequences globally, up to the total annihilation of mankind. In contrast to normal volcanoes with mountain-top craters measuring only a few hundred meters in diameter, the super volcano of Yellowstone National Park has a diameter of 87 to 102 kilometers (54 to 63 miles). Yes, you read that right!

And, on the first day of the first trumpet this super volcano violently called for attention in ways previously unknown. In those days, those who observed the extreme seismic activity were reminded that this super volcano, despite all its natural beauty, is in truth a monstrous threat to mankind. Turner Radio Network reported on it in detail one day after the event. Unfortunately, that news station—which was independent of the mainstream media—was shut down in May, 2014 after many years of service. One can ask himself why all of these media stations that don’t conform to the New World Order are quickly disappearing all of the sudden. Nevertheless, we saved for you the original reports, where everyone can inspect for himself the unusual seismograph recordings of February 1, 2014. (In PDF format: Eruption at Yellowstone, About Yellowstone)

There is also the following picture which shows the possible consequences of an eruption and how large the immediate death zone could be:

Death zone of the Yellowstone super volcano

One can see very well that approximately one third of the United States is directly threatened by an eruption. However, the long-term consequences would be that at least two-thirds of the U.S. would become uninhabitable. The sun would be darkened globally, and that would lead to a terrible famine which could result in the extinction of mankind.

Before It’s News even discussed and illustrated in detail Yellowstone’s connection to the biblical description of the first trumpet. Despite all the representations that the state-controlled institutions and scientists make, many are now coming to the conclusion that this super volcano is preparing to erupt, or better said, could have erupted already if... What is it that prevented this terrible eruption on February 1? We will soon know what or whom it was, and why!

All green grass was burnt up

The trumpets do more than give signs and warnings of natural events. They also point to political conflicts in human history, which led to upheaval and wars for the most part. Something of this nature happened in the core time of the first trumpet (February 1 to April 11, 2014)—something that made big news in the press: Putin annexed Crimea. That was the biggest event since the end of the Cold War, as it was represented in a lot of media reports. Or, you can read for yourself on Wikipedia that the Crimea crisis took place right on schedule during the first trumpet. In the German version of that article, we find February 22, 2014 as the start date when “Vladimir Konstantinov, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Crimea held talks with Russian politicians in Moscow regarding the developments in the Ukraine and talked to the Russian press about the possibility of a secession of Crimea from Ukraine.” [translated] Since “March 21, 2014, the Russian Federation sees the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as two new subjects of the federation and thus as part of Russia.” [translated]

Please note, however, that the conflict is definitely not over... “Ukraine does not recognize it, but considers Crimea as Ukrainian territory. In the General Assembly of the United Nations, a majority resolution declared the Crimean referendum to secede invalid (resolution 68/262).” This helps us understand that the trumpets are nested within each other, and the intensity of the events increases with each trumpet.

But where do we find the Crimea crisis in the Bible text of the first trumpet? How about this part: “and all green grass was burnt up”? The Crimea is known for its grass or steppe landscape. David Weigum writes in his book My Home on the Crimean Steppe: “No one dared to venture into the steppe, which looked like an infinite, undulating sea of grass to them... But after all, back through the years when we were kids growing up in it, the steppe was something other than it is today. What an abundance of life and pleasure thrived inside it, with grass and straw! It was much richer, more colorful and more original than later when nature had to flee from spreading humanity and eventually died when there was no more space for it to sustain itself and develop.” [translated from the German book]

The Bible also refers to people as “grass” (1 Peter 1:24; 2 Kings 19:26; Psalm 27:1-2; Psalm 92:7, James 1:10-11) and if the Crimean crisis would not have unfolded in relative peace, then “all green grass was burnt up” could have symbolized the many deaths that such a conflict would have inflicted. Once again we see that the Bible text clearly speaks of something that might have happened, but was held back by an intervening Higher Power. Just where is it written in the Bible that these last trumpets are suddenly stopped? Previously, hundreds of thousands of people were killed in the Civil War for example (according to my interpretation in the Orion presentation). Shouldn’t we expect something much worse during these last trumpets?

The Trees and the Millstone

Only one part of the first trumpet text remains to be interpreted: “and the third part of trees was burnt up.” What does the Bible say about “trees” as a symbol? In Judges 9:8-15 “the trees” are presented as God’s people Israel who had mixed with all sorts of other peoples in Shechem and lived together there. They had chosen a bad king Abimelech, who is compared to the bramble—or thorn bush—in the parable.

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us. But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees? And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over us. But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees? Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over us. And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees? Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us. And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon. (Judges 9:8-15)

The olive tree represents Judaism up to 34 A.D., the fig tree represents Protestantism up to 1798, and the vine represents the Adventist Church up to 2012. All of these valuable trees rejected kingly rule (the leading of the ecumenical movement and mixing with apostate belief systems), because they had to bear good fruit (true believers). Only the bramble—which can only bring fire—urged the other trees to take refuge under his false shadows. The curse of Jotham that accompanies this parable should soon fulfill, as the rest of the chapter tells us from verse 56 on. The curse was that Abimelech (the bramble) and the men of Shechem who made him their king, would kill each other. Our Bible Commentary says in this regard that “…the unity of bad men speedily changes into enmity and reciprocal extermination.” (SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 2; see on Judges 9:20)

This exact scenario repeated during the first trumpet. On January 21, there was a worship service of the leadership of a large charismatic church with Kenneth Copeland who speaks in tongues at their head. Pope Francis sent a video message to this event via his “Protestant” friend Tony Palmer. The message was directed to all Protestant trees in the world, calling them to return to Rome, where they would find a brother in him, the pope, like Jacob’s children once went to Egypt in the time of famine and found their brother Joseph whom they had sold. They would find refuge and peace in his shadow. Kenneth Copeland used the delivered message to lead his present neo-charismatic leadership to complete submission to the papacy. He also immediately recorded his response to the pope. Charismatics, who have always preached strange fire (spiritualism and speaking in tongues), are representative of all (Sunday-keeping) Protestants. Tony Palmer made it clear in his speech concerning the delivery of the Pope’s message that according to his view, Protestantism was dead per se, ever since certain contracts were made between the Lutherans and Rome in 1999. According to him, every protest is by nature invalid because there are no longer differences between the doctrines of Protestants and the papacy (which, of course, is objectively and factually untrue).

The date of a particular event is not always as crucial for us as the availability of the information, or the date of its publication, as Brother Robert pointed out several times in his article series about the sound of war. That is because it is only then that God’s children can react by deciding which side they want to be on. The earliest copy on record of this January 21 “worship service” appeared on YouTube on February 18, which is right in the core time of the first trumpet.

This information detonated like a bomb among sleeping Adventists. For the first time, some actually realized that we really are living in a time when apocalyptic prophecy is in the process of fulfillment and that the whole “Protestant” world is set to return to Rome and worship the beast of Revelation 13. Some leaders like Doug Batchelor and Walter Veith had to break their silence to give their “cautious” but very anxious opinions. Even Christopher Kramp, the staunch enemy of Orion and John Scotram, could no longer restrain himself and gave a German lecture in excess of two hours on this unique major event in the religious world. In the second trumpet we should see two other major religions board the same train to Rome.

We should all know that the curse of Jotham will certainly come upon all who are making their way to Rome. They will eliminate each other, and the bramble (the papacy) will perish together with them in her self-ignited fire from God. Read and understand Revelation 18, and see the end of this unholy union between apostate Protestantism (the false prophet) and the papacy (the beast):

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)

We can ask ourselves why the trumpet Bible text says that a third of the trees were burnt up. Charismatics are far from making up a third of all Christendom, but if you add Catholic charismatics then the number would far exceed a third. However, the survey statistics on evangelicals or “Protestants” are exactly on the number, and those were also the ones addressed by Tony Palmer in his opening remarks at the delivery of the pope’s video.

Although Christianity overall is growing more slowly than Islam (about 1.4% per year), the growing evangelical part of Christianity has a 4.7% annual growth rate, more than twice that fast. In other words, the proportion of evangelicals increases within Christianity just as it does within the world population as a whole. Today, about one-third of Christians worldwide and 10% of the world population are evangelicals. This proportion is expected to continue increasing in the coming decades. [translated]

The Bible is always accurate, and through the various characteristics of its symbols we can decipher exactly who is meant. The apostate Protestants were the first to be assimilated starting with the first trumpet, guided by Jesuit Pope Francis who was specially-chosen and is the sworn leader of the Counter-Reformation. Adventists beware... The vast majority of you belong to this group and will surrender with waving flags and defect to the other side when the great test starts!

As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel’s message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition.—The Great Controversy, 608 (1911). {LDE 180.6}

Standard after standard was left to trail in the dust as company after company from the Lord’s army joined the foe and tribe after tribe from the ranks of the enemy united with the commandment-keeping people of God.—Testimonies for the Church 8:41 (1904). {LDE 182.3}

But there is hope for those who do not yet know the four messages of God:

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 [now] have 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. Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time.—Letter 103, 1903.

This restructuring, which we understand in general as the time of the Loud Cry, is typified in the chapter of the curse of Jotham as follows:

But there was a strong tower [the earthly sanctuary in Paraguay with the true teachings of God] within the city, and thither fled all the men and women, and all they of the city, and shut it to them, and gat them up to the top of the tower. (Judges 9:51)

Isaiah also mentions the shutting of the door behind God’s people during the time of plagues:

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. (Isaiah 26:20-21)

The only ones who will be protected from the plagues are those who were purified by the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth and reveals the future (John 16:13). The others will be partakers of the plagues and will meet their prophesied end with the beast (the papacy):

And Abimelech came unto the tower, and fought against it, and went hard unto the door of the tower to burn it with fire. And a certain woman [the true church of God, the 144,000] cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech’s head, [the papacy, represented by Francis, for he is the eighth…and goeth into perdition (Revelation 17:11)] and all to brake his skull. (Judges 9:52-53)

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea [Europe], saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon [Rome] be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. (Revelation 18:21)

The stone that causes this destruction of the papacy’s world domination is no other than our Lord Jesus Christ at His second coming:

And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. (Daniel 2:44-45)

The great mountain burning with fire

Let’s turn to the second trumpet now, which is the current one as of this writing...

Our table of trumpet dates above says that an event was expected on April 12, 2014 at the beginning of the second trumpet. It should correlate to the following text:

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. (Revelation 8:8-9)

To anyone who ventures an interpretation of the trumpets or even just wants to evaluate a current, modern interpretation, I recommend you first learn all about the ancient and classical interpretations. Today there is so much nonsense on the internet. Most interpretations take the text so literally that many believe the “mountain burning with fire” must have to do with a burning meteor that strikes one of the oceans. Although I do advocate interpreting the trumpets more literally the closer we get to the end, I still do not shelve the classic interpretations, which relate the trumpet symbolisms to existing explanations in the Bible itself.

We can learn about the second trumpet at Cyberspace Ministry:

In the Bible’s prophetic language, a burning mountain cast into the sea symbolizes a kingdom [or nation] condemned by God, and brought to its destruction.

Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain. (Jeremiah 51:25)

The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof. (Jeremiah 51:42)

We further learn that the Bible uses the mountain burning with fire for a nation that persecutes the people of God (Zion) and therefore comes to an end:

Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance....As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. (Psalm 83:1-4, 14-15)

Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood. (Psalm 144:5-8)

The burning mountain, this nation which persecutes modern Israel, “falls into the sea.” In the Adventist Church, the sea is a long-known symbol for Europe in the Bible:

And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore [the papacy] sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues [Europe]. (Revelation 17:15)

What nation, which came to be known as the enemy of the Christianity, became the talking point on April 12, 2014, amidst an escalating conflict in Europe?

The Baden-Württemberg’s center for political education answers this question:

On April 12, the situation escalated in the eastern Ukrainian [city of] Sloviansk. Several people were killed in the security forces’ anti-terrorism operation against pro-Russian groups. Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, accused the separatists of using human shields. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov reproaches Moscow for going to war against Ukraine and creating chaos in the east of the country. Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, had denied any involvement of Russian forces in the occupations of eastern Ukraine. [translated]

April 12, 2014 saw the first deaths in the Ukraine conflict, and thus marked a new level of escalation. While the occupation and annexation of Crimea happened more or less “peacefully”, they now speak openly about war in eastern Ukraine. Today (May 28, 2014), they talk about 40 dead in one day. That’s at least a civil war.

Russia—soviet and communist—has always been a persecutor of Christians, even though Putin represents himself as pro-Christian today. There is no place for religious freedom in the heart of communism.

Bibel-Glaube.de, on the biggest Christian-persecuting nations:

The persecution during the 26-year rule of the Russian dictator Stalin has alone left more dead than the entire Roman Empire during the first three centuries after Christ’s birth.

Thus the burning mountain that falls into the “European sea” must be Russia, a long-time Christian-persecuting nation which God will soon leave to its destruction. And yet, we are left with the feeling that this isn’t enough... Did someone raise His hand again and call “hold”?

The sea became blood

If we stay strictly to the interpretation that the “sea” means Europe, then we must infer that the “civil war” in eastern Ukraine should have extended over a large part of Europe and claimed a terrible number of casualties. That would have corresponded to the second part of the second trumpet:

...and the third part of the sea became blood; (Revelation 8:8)

Hundreds of press reports have warned of the danger of war across Europe if NATO should intervene. Some states, like Poland, have even called for the deployment of NATO troops within their territory for fear of attack from Russia. Again, something must have been done to prevent or postpone these consequences, which could have extended to a third part of Europe! But what?

Instead, we see literal fulfillments of the second trumpet text in the literal “sea” as we did before in the first trumpet with the volcanic eruption in Sumatra. The radioactive contamination from the Fukushima nuclear disaster reached the west coast of the United States in April, 2014. Since then, the U.S. government has been engaged in a huge cover-up effort to downplay the concerning measurements. And yet, no one can deny that terrible things are happening. Many cities across the United States are now burdened by radiation exposure up to 10 times the norm. Non-mainstream media like the Alex Jones Channel warned loudly, but their voice died away unheard by most because people want to ignore everything that scares them.

The mass death of many marine animals world-wide is of particular concern, as summarized in German here. Follow the link and read especially the last few lines, where we can see that everything comes to a head especially since April 2014. Probably a third of all marine animals are dying now in the truest sense of the word, for partly known and unknown reasons. The article entitled The ocean is broken is especially worthy of reading. Here is an excerpt from it:

The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.

“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.

“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.

“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”

In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.

How ignorant are those fools who challenge us to finally show them what happened in the first trumpets, because they couldn’t find any events that correspond to the Bible texts?

The third part of the souls in the sea died

Much more has happened since the second trumpet began... in the heart of Europe again, as the following Bible text suggests by mentioning the “sea” once more:

And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life [psuchē = breath of life], died… (Revelation 8:9)

In contrast to the statement that the sea became blood, this verse gives a specification of the creatures that died. They are souls! Could this indicate believers who will lose their eternal life because of a deception?

There was an unprecedented mega event directly on St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on exactly April 27, 2014—the anniversary of the largest gamma-ray burst ever recorded. They called this a day of four popes. Two dead popes were canonized in the presence of two living popes. They went all-out with this event world-wide, using cutting edge technologies such as 3D and 4K Ultra HDTV. Even before the actual canonization, there was so much propaganda that the press spoke with superlatives of the mega hype.

What is it that is needed according to Catholic doctrine to canonize a dead person like the Pope John Paul II or John XXIII? They must have performed verified “miracles.” Ellen G. White prophesied the following in the Great Controversy:

Papists, who boast of miracles as a certain sign of the true church, will be readily deceived by this wonder-working power; and Protestants, having cast away the shield of truth, will also be deluded. Papists, Protestants, and worldlings will alike accept the form of godliness without the power, and they will see in this union a grand movement for the conversion of the world and the ushering in of the long-expected millennium. {GC 588.3}

Pope Francis used this mega event to demonstrate through these “miracle-working popes” which church might be the true Church. We know that the dead cannot do anything or know anything, so this is a big deception to destroy the souls of men.

Ellen White goes on to connect this spiritualistic event directly with a threat of war, as prophesied by the trumpets. Remember that the “miracles” attributed to the popes were primarily miracles of healing!

Through spiritualism, Satan appears as a benefactor of the race, healing the diseases of the people, and professing to present a new and more exalted system of religious faith; but at the same time he works as a destroyer. His temptations are leading multitudes to ruin. Intemperance dethrones reason; sensual indulgence, strife, and bloodshed follow. Satan delights in war, for it excites the worst passions of the soul and then sweeps into eternity its victims steeped in vice and blood. It is his object to incite the nations to war against one another, for he can thus divert the minds of the people from the work of preparation to stand in the day of God. {GC 589.1}

There is an Adventist pastor in the United States who also shares this view. We’ve noticed Pastor Andrew Henriques lately, with his independent ministry called Prophesy Again (note the parallel to our article Prophesy Again...). He seems pretty awake and even recognizes that we are not only in the judgment of the living already, but that we are approaching its end and are nearing the time of plagues. In any case, it would be worthwhile for English speakers to visit his YouTube channel ProphesyAgainTV! He also denounces the terrible apostasy in the Adventist Church. Unfortunately, he has not yet accepted the Orion message and the light of the fourth angel, but in our view he would be a good candidate to preach the combined message of the third and fourth angel and thus support our movement.

Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to sound everywhere, “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven [Orion message], and God hath remembered her iniquities.” This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, joining it as the midnight cry joined the second angel’s message in 1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they fearlessly gave the last solemn warning [the trumpet cycle of Orion], proclaiming the fall of Babylon [see all of our articles in the category Behind Enemy Lines] and calling upon God’s people to come out of her that they might escape her fearful doom. {EW 277.2}

We can only hope and pray that he will not go the same way as the star pastors Doug Batchelor and Walter Veith, both of whom were bought by the General Conference. Their glory will fade when the big test comes...

The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The observance of the false sabbath will be urged upon us. The contest will be between the commandments of God and the commandments of men. Those who have yielded step by step to worldly demands and conformed to worldly customs will then yield to the powers that be, rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened imprisonment, and death. At that time the gold will be separated from the dross. True godliness will be clearly distinguished from the appearance and tinsel of it. Many a star that we have admired for its brilliance will then go out in darkness. Those who have assumed the ornaments of the sanctuary, but are not clothed with Christ’s righteousness, will then appear in the shame of their own nakedness. {PK 188.1}

Miraculous healing is a subject in itself. Even the fallen prophet Ernie Knoll foretells a time when he and his “under shepherds” will—according to his dreams—perform not only simple healing, but will even re-attach limbs or re-generate ones that had been amputated. He claims that this is a sign of the true church of the 144,000, just like the pope does with the canonization for Catholics and Protestants, as we saw above. Ernie Knoll even goes a step further with the dream-Jesus saying through his dream that the restoration of lost limbs is possible only through the power of God, which would thus be the distinction from the fake healing powers of Satan, who couldn’t do such things. Contrast that with the clear statements of Ellen White that even Adventists will be tested by so-called miracle healings:

We need not be deceived. Wonderful scenes, with which Satan will be closely connected, will soon take place. God’s Word declares that Satan will work miracles. He will make people sick, and then will suddenly remove from them his satanic power. They will then be regarded as healed. These works of apparent healing will bring Seventh-day Adventists to the test. Many who have had great light will fail to walk in the light, because they have not become one with Christ.—Letter 57, 1904. {2SM 53.3}

Anyone who reads the corresponding passage in Ernie Knoll’s dream The Senior Pastor attentively and with understanding will recognize that the description of this limb restoration is the perfect description of an illusionist’s magic trick. Coats are placed over the legs of the man in the wheelchair to hide the “change”. Phenomena on the wall distract the audience, while the never-amputated legs of the alleged victim are hidden in the wheelchair body, only to appear after the removal of the coats, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. Ernie Knoll will deceive Adventists who have never proven his dreams—who accept them without understanding, and think that it is quite “normal” for the Seventh-day Adventist Church to have 48 wheels and 7 axles, as the (older and true) dream The Vessel says. If his followers had ever questioned what these many symbolic numbers mean, they might have encountered this result. I can only warn the followers of this man. Ernie Knoll is a liar, and liars are not among the 144,000 because “in their mouth was found no guile” (Revelation 14:5).

We can ask ourselves why Jesus never made amputated limbs re-grow, and why He won’t do it in the little time of trouble before the plagues. There is a simple and fitting answer to it. The Bible says:

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

A healing miracle like the one Ernie Knoll describes would be proving of God, and faith would no longer be necessary for a witness of such an event because he himself would have seen God at work in a form that would remove all doubt.

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

But this is exactly how Ernie Knoll presents it in some of his (more recent and untrue) dreams: the restoration of limbs would supposedly be a clear proof that God is with his ministry.

If so, there would no longer be faith in that which is not seen, and the 144,000 could not live by faith, and the following Bible prophecy would not be true:

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. (Habakkuk 2:3-4)

The people who will gather at Ernie Knoll’s end-time events, believing that they belong to his “immortal” 144,000, will be bitterly and fatally disappointed. That is shown in an unpublished dream of his, which he had while he was playing the prostitute Candace: The Convention Center. This man knows exactly which dreams he had better not publish!

In all of these ways, a third of the souls in the sea of the world’s peoples will come to their end, including many Seventh-day Adventists and those who believe they are among the 144,000, because they blindly follow a deceiver. Even though the final fall of these poor deluded souls will not take place until the time of the mark of the beast, the preparations for the deception are being made now. Subliminal false dreams and mega canonizations of miracle-workers are already nesting in the minds of the people, and all it will take is to press the right button a little later to activate the implanted brainwashing.

Ships sinking into the sea

The last part of the second trumpet deals with a European event which is described as follows:

…and the third part of the ships were destroyed. (Revelation 8:9)

I said “European” because the previous part of the second trumpet refers to the sea, and that is where the ships are sinking. Soon we’ll see, however, that the event will certainly have world-wide effects. But first, let’s find out what ships symbolize in the Bible.

In the Old Testament, ships stood for the trade of wealth:

And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones. (1 Kings 10:11)

And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon. (2 Chronicles 8:18)

For the king’s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks. (2 Chronicles 9:21)

The book of Revelation also shows us what ships mean:

And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. (Revelation 18:19)

Ships stand for economy and world trade, and in a narrow sense for financial transactions, the stock markets and especially the banks. The largest banking crisis in modern history was triggered by the real estate bubble in the U.S. in 2008, and the entire world economy suffers as a result. Hundreds of thousands of people are on the streets in the U.S. because they can no longer make their mortgage payments, and the value of their houses dropped overnight by more than half. A lot of suffering has come since then.

The blame for this goes to unscrupulous bankers who knowingly created these credit bubbles because the resulting great crisis would enable the New World Order. The controlling powers are the Masonic elite or “Bilderbergers”. Anyone who is not yet informed should watch Alex Jones’ video entitled ENDGAME, and then judge whether all of this is a conspiracy theory or a conspiracy in fact.

Benedict XVI’s June 29, 2009 encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, which was announced by the signet of the Year of St. Paul, urges a moral-religious control organ over the rulers of the world banking system, whom the Vatican itself set up. It announced that the papacy would soon officially take over leadership of the world banks. However, Benedict XVI would not be the one to take on this leadership, but his successor, Francis. I will show very soon that this was the real meaning of the signet of the Pauline Year; we were finally able to completely decipher it. The sins of Babylon and the churches after 1844 will be entirely uncovered by us as prophesied, because the cry of the second angel repeats in the fourth:

I saw angels hurrying to and fro in heaven, descending to the earth, and again ascending to heaven, preparing for the fulfillment of some important event. Then I saw another mighty angel commissioned to descend to the earth, to unite his voice with the third angel, and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory. The light which attended this angel penetrated everywhere, as he cried mightily, with a strong voice, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is repeated, with the additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great work of the third angel’s message as it swells to a loud cry. And the people of God are thus prepared to stand in the hour of temptation, which they are soon to meet. I saw a great light resting upon them, and they united to fearlessly proclaim the third angel’s message. {EW 277.1}

Money makes the world go round, and the ships of the second trumpet herald a new and much worse financial crisis that will come before the third trumpet starts in October. The motto of the Freemasons is ordo ab chao (order out of chaos); they should first cause chaos in the world markets in order to then take full control so no one can buy or sell except he receives the mark of the beast.

While I finish writing this article, we can already see that it’s time. The European Central Bank warns against the self-generated stock and credit bubbles that are caused by an artificial inflation of the world financial stock markets. The world is waiting anxiously for June 5 when the ECB’s new interest rate policy is to be announced. Investors and banks are advised to immediately protect themselves; that is the warning before the storm. Another English article is aptly titled Prophets of your own doom.

The European Central Bank will introduce what we already saw at the European Elections of May 25, 2014, on the anniversary of Christ’s crucifixion: now the banks will throw Europe into a chaos that will soon reach the United States. However, there is one event to come before the national ruin of the United States, which will startle the very last Adventist:

When the state shall use its power to enforce the decrees and sustain the institutions of the church—then will Protestant America have formed an image to the papacy, and there will be a national apostasy which will end only in national ruin.—The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 7:976 (1910). {LDE 134.4}

It involves the introduction of the Sunday Law, which the destruction of the European ships signals:

When our nation [the United States], in its legislative councils, shall enact laws to bind the consciences of men in regard to their religious privileges, enforcing Sunday observance, and bringing oppressive power to bear against those who keep the seventh-day Sabbath, the law of God will, to all intents and purposes, be made void in our land, and national apostasy will be followed by national ruin.—The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 7:977 (1888). {LDE 133.5}

Will the second big bubble burst as early as June 5, or will Russia play another role to trigger a European or global economic crisis, with its $400-billion gas deal with China or its financial attack against the West, already under way? We don’t know! What we do know is that many ships will yet go down during the core time of the second trumpet. Or will there be grace again through the divine hand that will once more command a restraint so that more souls can be saved? A panic-inducing earthquake hit central Germany, shaking it with a strength not measured for 30 years on the Sabbath of May 31, 2014 just six days before the ECB’s decision. Did that make some people sensitive to the warnings of God, or will they dismiss everything as pure coincidence again?

In the next article, we will take a look at the sinking ship of the SDA Church and unravel the mystery of Ezekiel’s Secret.

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