The Last Countdown

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Doomed in the ’Dome!

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Adventists Bring Down the House!

At its 60th General Conference Session, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has no choice but to give up the ghost. It can no longer resist the legislative pressure of the State, which is demanding full equality for women and LGBT persons. That’s right—it’s the State, not the Spirit, driving the agenda. If the church votes in favor of women’s ordination to comply with state and national laws in support of the U.N.’s Human Rights goals, it will face the wrath of God—and if the church votes against it, it will die at the hands of the State.

It’s a lot like the predicament that Samson fell into:

God’s providential care had been over Samson [like the Laodicean church], that he might be prepared to accomplish the work which he was called to do [much as the SDA Church was called to do a work]. At the very outset of life he was surrounded with favorable conditions for physical strength, intellectual vigor, and moral purity [like the SDA Church in the early years]. But under the influence of wicked associates he let go that hold upon God which is man’s only safeguard, and he was swept away by the tide of evil. Those who in the way of duty are brought into trial may be sure that God will preserve them; but if men willfully place themselves under the power of temptation, they will fall sooner or later. {AH 460.2}1

For the SDA Church, the end has come. Satan, who now spins the world on his finger,2 would have had a mighty adversary in the SDA Church if it had remained faithful to God. Sadly, like Samson, its love for the world has similarly blinded, stripped, impoverished and weakened it.3

Samson’s Last Decision

Samson landed in a Philistine prison house after having lost his eyesight and strength and having become completely useless toward his divine calling. In that state of affairs, we pick up his last story:

Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand. And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us. And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars. (Judges 16:23-25)

If the blind judge, Samson, stands for the blind “judgment people” who make up Laodicea, then this story has serious implications. First of all, we see who is calling the General Conference Session—the lords of the Philistines, representing the papist leaders within the church. And what is their motive for convening the Session? “For to offer a great sacrifice unto their god.” In other words, it was not just an ordinary party—it was a big worship service.

The Bible gives us many clues to identify this event. It says they wanted to make “sport” of Samson, or in casual English, they wanted to make fun of him. They came together for sport, for fun. That’s where we get the modern term “sports,” which refers to games—especially athletic games. Where do people come together for athletic games, for great sporting events? They come to a stadium!

But Samson wasn’t brought to just any stadium. He was brought to a stadium with a very specific construction design. It had pillars, and they set him between the pillars. This particular building was designed so that its roof was supported by pillars:

And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them. Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport. (Judges 16:26-27)

In this way, the Bible describes not only the type of building (a sports stadium) but also the type of construction. It had pillars which supported the roof. Does the story of Samson accurately typify the venue for the GC Session in San Antonio? Take a closer look:

The Alamodome

The Alamodome has four great pillars which support the roof. The delegates of the blind, lukewarm church, like Samson, will be set between the pillars. The church will make its last decision in this setting, which is a conference convened in honor of Dagon, the fish god, “the protector of the sea,”4 namely the pope, who wears the fish hat, and whose red cappello we already saw hanging over the Session.

God’s promise that through Samson He would “begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines” was fulfilled; but how dark and terrible the record of that life which might have been a praise to God and a glory to the nation! Had Samson been true to his divine calling, the purpose of God could have been accomplished in his honor and exaltation. But he yielded to temptation and proved untrue to his trust, and his mission was fulfilled in defeat, bondage, and death. {PP 567.2}5

Samson’s last act—the last act in his drama6—was to pull down the pillars and die with the Philistines.

Pagan altar with four horns

An ancient pagan altar unearthed at Beersheba c. 1975.

The Altar of Baal

The story of Samson is not the only Bible story that has something to do with the Alamodome building. The church is officially praying—like never before—for the latter rain to fall in this GC Session. Unfortunately, the GC-led prayer campaign appeals to the powers of spiritualism, not to God. By the end of the three-and-a-half-year drought, King Ahab and all Israel were also undoubtedly praying desperately for rain, and also to the wrong gods. The drought ended with the challenge at Mt. Carmel.

As Brother John explained in Fire at Mount Carmel, the Orion formula is encoded in the procedure that Elijah followed prior to praying for divine confirmation. The Orion Clock is perfectly symbolized by the altar, the trench, and all the associated symbolism. The imagery points to a specific time on the Orion Clock: July 8, 2015—the sixth trumpet. It is not by accident that God points out that specific date within the General Conference Session as the culmination of the challenge.

The altar symbolism is also reflected in the architecture of the Alamodome, showing just how implicated the GC really is. There are a couple of specific elements in the design of the Alamodome that correspond to the construction of the altar:

  • The four horns of the altar symbolize the four pillars of the Alamodome.

  • The twelve stones that were used to construct the altar symbolize the 12 wall segments around the stadium.

We must keep in mind that the challenge at Mt. Carmel had two possible outcomes. There were two altars, and two kinds of prayer. The measures of seed associated with the trench around God’s altar stand for martyrs, but the victory of fire from heaven resulted in the slaying of the priests of Baal and Asherah, who were heathens, not martyrs. It was an act of cleansing in Israel. Like in the case of Samson, the sacrifice of the enemy was thwarted by God, and the enemy was slain. The choice to hold the GC Session in the Alamodome shows that the GC is involved in Elijah’s challenge, whether the planners acknowledge it or not, and whether they intend it or not. Prophecy confirms it.

He had rays coming out of His handThe Loosing of the Four Angels

The four horns of the altar symbolize the four hand and foot stars of the Orion Clock:

And his brightness was as the light; he had horns [or rays] coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. (Habakkuk 3:4)

The power of Jesus is hidden in His sacrificial act, which Habakkuk described as rays of light emanating from His (pierced) hand. This is a vivid illustration of Jesus in the Orion constellation, where the hand and foot stars mark the nail prints. The way in which dates are found on the clock is precisely by drawing rays pointing outward from the center of the clock through the hand and foot stars. In the biblical language, “ray” and “horn” are both the same Hebrew word. Both concepts are represented in the Alamodome construction: the pillars protrude like horns as well as emanate rays of light at night.

The Clock of God in Orion was constructed when the stars were placed in the heavens, and has pointed to important events in the history of mankind down through the ages. The stars of Orion mark the time of the sixth trumpet on His clock as July 8, 2015. This date is not an invention of John Scotram—it has been written by the finger of God in Orion since the foundation of the world. On that day, the following prophecy will surely fulfill:

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

This is speaking primarily of the heavenly sanctuary in reference to the four horns of the altar, but it also relates directly to the Alamodome, where the four horns of the altar are symbolized by the four great pillars. The corporate voice of the church will utter decisions that day in the Alamodome. The voice from the horns of the altar speaks to the trumpet angel:

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

In terms of the heavenly sanctuary, it is speaking of the four beasts7 or living creatures8 which are represented by the four hand and foot stars of the Orion Clock—all symbolized by the four horns of the altar. It speaks of the four angels which are bound, meaning that something has been binding up the message and keeping it from spreading the way it should—namely the existing leadership of the church:

If it were possible, the enemy would clog the wheels of progress, and prevent the truths of the gospel from being circulated everywhere. With this object he leads men to feel that it is their privilege to control the consciences of their fellow-men according to their own perverted ideas. They dismiss the Holy Spirit from their counsels, and then, under the power and name of the General Conference, they invent regulations through which they compel men to be ruled by their own ideas and not by the Holy Spirit. {1888 1527.2}9

While the Clock of God keeps ticking, the wheels of progress have been clogged by General Conference counsels that have no Holy Spirit. This, too, is symbolized in the physical construction of the stadium: there are cables binding the four pillars to the roof and anchoring them to the ground.

Final FourThe message of the voice that comes from the stadium gives the command to let the messenger angels loose. These four messenger angels are even called out by the “Final Four” graphics on the corners of the stadium in the picture that the Adventist Review chose to include in their publication of the Session agenda10 (see the close-up photograph of the window graphics under the pillar, at right). That means something will happen at the stadium that day which will unbind the message of the four angels.

And the four angels were loosed [11], which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand [200,000,000]: and I heard the number of them. (Revelation 9:15-16)

It’s hard to study this verse—especially with Samson in mind—without considering that if the pillars were unbound from the roof, the roof would collapse and the stadium itself would serve as the killer horsemen, which number 200 million as a figure representative of the nearly $200 million cost12 of the structure. That might seem impossible, but when an Act of God is factored into the equation, the prophetic evidence becomes quite compelling.

I will hasten to say that we are non-violent people, as all Seventh-day Adventists should be. This is a study to be undertaken with fear and trembling, knowing that God discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart. Terrorism and other acts of violence are against what the Orion Clock teaches, despite what accusations might be hurled by other professed saints. Just have a look at the caliber of Doug Batchelor’s secretary, Eugene Prewitt, who messaged us:

[From Eugene Prewitt on May 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.]

John, if you or your followers use violence on July 8 would that constitute a fulfillment of your prediction? Or would the absence of supernatural intervention be proof that you were offbase despite the human-accomplished violence? Are you personally committed to non-violence?

[John Scotram’s reply:]

Why not read the article. I answer exactly this there?!? Why attack without reading? Is this “Love”?

You faked to have studied Orion when I sent it to you in 2010! You should know that even partaking in military service is an abomination for God written with His own finger in the heavens! How would I support violence!? Are you nuts?

To show you, how superficially you read and study, I quote from the article: “[Note: One way or another, the blame for these events will be put on us! Let no one come to the foolish idea of wanting to help out! It must be a visible judgment from God without any human intervention! We are not fanatics who threaten anyone with death. We ask God to intervene, because we ourselves are impotent. And if He is with us, He will fight for us while we hide!38]” (The footnote goes to Isaiah 26:20) Hope you repent your accusing mail (for your own sake).

He did not respond further. Is that the behavior of a leader of God’s people, making false accusations without apology? Ironically, this brief exchange took place on the verge of the sixth commandment-month (which we are presently in),13 when the people of God are being especially tested on the commandment “Thou shalt not kill.” By the end of this article, you will see who stands in breach of the sixth commandment, and it isn’t a minority.

In any case, this topic of the roof collapsing is only the beginning of what the Bible has to say about this GC Session! It gives a crystal clear picture, and we’ve only begun to examine it.

Josiah Litch prophesied the August 1840 fall of the Ottoman Empire based on this same text, which gave the prophetic hour, day, month, and year of the event. We previously interpreted this verse in a transitional way, partly under the day-for-year principle and partly under the day-for-day principle, to prophesy the formal union of all major world religions on November 30, 2014.14 There is a third and final application, applying the literal sum of 391 days.

In his June 12, 2014 interview,15 Pope Francis divulged the key points of his agenda. Notable among them was his intention to fight fundamentalism, which he asserts is violent by nature. Exactly 391 days later, prepared for an hour, day, month, and year, the sixth trumpet will sound on July 8, 2015 with the cumulative force of all the previous trumpets, which have been restrained till this time.16 This will signal the onset of his furious attack.

The Book of Seven SealsThou must prophesy again...

Revelation 11 is the story of our movement—the movement of the Fourth Angel. Everything started in 2004 when “John” (Scotram, not the Revelator) was given the golden reed:

And there was given me [John] a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. (Revelation 11:1)

This story is recorded in detail in the article entitled Prophesy Again. It is about a comparison of the height of the wall of New Jerusalem, 144 cubits,17 with the height of the wall of the earthly blueprint, which was one reed of six cubits.18 That is a size ratio of 144:6 or simply 24:1 between the real heavenly sanctuary and the blueprint. To find out how long it would take to cleanse the real thing, the factor of 24 was multiplied by the 7 days it took to cleanse the altar in the blueprint.19 That yields the duration of the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary, which is 24 × 7 = 168 years. That is all detailed in the article.

These words (Revelation 11:1) come right after the Great Disappointment of the little book that was bitter for William Miller (Revelation 10:10). The interpretation of the little book that was bitter in the belly rests on firm ground, confirmed by Ellen G. White. The little book of Revelation 10:10 was Miller’s discovery of the meaning of Daniel 8:14—the 2300 evenings and mornings. He arrived at the beginning of the judgment, not the second coming of Christ. Then there was the tarrying time in the parable of the bridegroom, from the time when the virgins went forth to meet the bridegroom until the cry was made at midnight and the bridegroom came.20

Thus, there are two “Millers.” To the second Miller, it is said to prophesy again:

And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings. (Revelation 10:11)

The first Miller did not fulfill that verse. Every word in this prophecy has significance. We need to understand why it says to prophesy before “many peoples, nations, and tongues, and kings.” We are talking about the end of the judgment, which was a time period that the first Miller didn’t have. What he found was the time of the beginning of the judgment of the dead, but we have the whole judgment of the dead and the living, because that is what we found in Daniel 12 in the oath of the man over the river, in pictorial form.21 The scene in Daniel 12 covers the whole duration of both parts of the judgment, each expressed by a number, and we logically deduced how they overlap.

We can see, therefore, that Revelation 10:11 rightfully belongs to chapter 11. (The chapter divisions and verse numbers are not part of the original text; they were added later.) But what does it mean to prophesy again before “many peoples, nations, and tongues, and kings?” Where is the key to understanding that expression?

The Content of the Prophecy

The Hebrew word for “before” in 10:11 is a rather loose word that can be used various ways, and in Bibles it is in fact translated variously as “about” “to” or “before.” It is a little bit ambiguous. That certainly allows us to interpret it as being a command to prophesy “about” peoples, nations, tongues and kings.

In the video about the Book of Seven Seals, we quote Sister White to say very clearly that the Book of Seven Seals is about the history of nations, the church, ruling powers and the influence of every nation, tongue and people for all time, etc.,22 and exactly that video is in the Fire on Mount Carmel article, which defines the Mt. Carmel Challenge. One cannot prophesy about July 8 without having the Book of Seven Seals, because it’s a time prophecy. Ellen White defines the book of Seven Seals as containing the whole history of the world, and it does that with the four cycles of the Orion Clock. The blood of Jesus in Orion shows the sacrifice of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, all the way back to when the first animals were sacrificed to clothe Adam and Eve.

However, we could not find any event in Bible history that corresponds to the first set of throne lines in the first Great Cycle of the Orion Clock. 23 There is a reason for that. Only one of the clocks of God was ticking at that time. The second set of throne lines, however, points to the second clock which began ticking when the children of Israel kept the first Passover in Canaan.

For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you...And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. (Exodus 12:23, 25)

The firstfruits of the land were needed for the spring feasts, and the maturity of the barley in particular was used in combination with the spring equinox to determine the beginning of the festal year. Thus, the first High Sabbaths were possible only when the children of Israel had crossed over Jordan to enter Canaan, and not before. That is when the High Sabbath clock began to tick, and from that time on, the “bread” and “wine” clocks were ticking together.

As we know it, the HSL is just a fraction of the High Sabbath combinations with seventh-day Sabbaths that have occurred since the conquest of Canaan. That is because the Book of Seven Thunders, which is the HSL, is about the judgment time and does not extend back to ancient Canaan. These two books were unknown until John Scotram came along.

The Book of Seven Seals prophesies about peoples, nations, tongues and kings, from the beginning of the world. However, there is something similar in Revelation 17:15 in regards to the waters, which are “peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” This verse is talking about the great whore, which shows that the clocks of God, which prophesy about multitudes, peoples, nations, etc. are also the key to identifying who Satan is today, appearing as the false Christ. They are the key to understanding the eighth king of Revelation 17:11.

In both respects, the message of the Fourth Angel fulfills as never before the command to prophesy again about “many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” Going into chapter 11, John the Revelator thus stands for John Scotram.

The Book of Seven Thunders

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Measuring the Worshipers

John receives the reed like a rod in verse 1, and is commanded to rise and measure. Who rose and measured? John Scotram. He measured the temple and the wall and the altar, as already mentioned.

However, the verse also speaks about measuring the worshipers therein. How did he measure the worshipers? Measuring people is about judgment. If you measure a man, you measure how far away he is in stature from the blueprint of Jesus. It is related to the height of the wall of the temple. You have to measure up to the character of Jesus to pass the wall through the pearly gates. John has been measuring the people by comparing them to the standard of Jesus’ character as expressed in the Orion and HSL clocks. They are not just about time, but about doctrines, beliefs, and behavior—even the Ten Commandments.

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? (1 Corinthians 6:2)

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 7:20)

This is one of the characteristics of the message of the Fourth Angel, which sets it miles apart from other pure-time-setting studies that do nothing to improve character.

The New Testament says that the law is a mirror.24 For example, a person can look at the clocks and ask himself, “Do I believe in the Trinity as three separate Persons?” “Am I against the false teachings of QoD?” etc. Even women’s ordination and LGBT equality are addressed by Orion and the HSL, and they are in Revelation 11 too.

John had to measure “them that worship therein” with these tools—the measuring reeds that can measure the stature of a person’s character. Many have failed to measure up, who might have liked the message, but not the measuring man (or men). As we study with others, we are constantly measuring people. The throne room of the judgment of the living25 is about judges and judgment, but it is not we who judge. Jesus Christ, who is represented in the clocks, is the One who judges by virtue of who He is. The message was given to bring about repentance, which never feels good, and where there is no repentance, the sinner feels the condemnation that Jesus’ righteous example heaps upon him.26

The first Miller in chapter 10 just ate the little book, but he didn’t measure anything. He ate the little book and it was first sweet and then bitter. Eating the little book means studying it, and the little book represents chapters 8-10 of Daniel, or perhaps also chapter 11. Chapter 12, however, was reserved for the second Miller. The first Miller ate, but didn’t measure. Measuring is something that belongs to the judgment time.

The Courtyard Outside the Temple

But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (Revelation 11:2)

The court (or courtyard) is always outside the temple, so why doesn’t the text just say “the court”? Why does it explicitly say “the court which is outside the temple”? The temple, or heavenly sanctuary, is represented by the Orion Clock, which is the Book of Seven Seals. This book was written on the inside, and on the outside. The inside of the book is the part that has been deciphered with the Orion Clock representation of the heavenly sanctuary (or temple), and was not opened until our time, but the outside of the book represents the Christian era when the seals had their classical fulfillment. That period does not have a corresponding Orion cycle; the measurement instruments (clocks) that God gave do not measure that part, because verse 2 says not to measure the court outside the temple.

In fact, the Latin origin of the English word “temple” has a root that means “spans of time.” If you combine that concept with the “EL” sound, which means God in Hebrew, then “temp-el” would mean something like “God’s time.” Thus the words “outside the temple” could be understood to refer to the era that is “outside of God’s clocks,” even just from the sound of it.

That era was given to the Gentiles, or in other words, to the Catholics. During that time they figuratively treaded the holy city under foot for 42 months, which corresponds to the classical period of papal supremacy in Europe for 1260 years from 538 to 1798.

The very next verse speaks of a 1260-day period using different language:

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. (Revelation 11:3)

The unit of days used in verse 3 is a contrast to the unit of months used in verse 2, showing that these are meant to refer to different periods of time. This is also clear from the context given to each period. In verse 2, it was referring to a time that was given to the Gentiles, but in verse 3 it refers to power given to the two witnesses, which are contrasting (and almost conflicting) concepts. Furthermore, verse 2 includes a command to not measure the time, whereas in verse 3 the two witnesses prophesy. Those are also contrasting and conflicting concepts.

In Ellen White’s time, they believed that these periods were the same (and they were the same in the classical day-for-year fulfillment), but today the prophecies have a more perfect fulfillment. Verse 2 uses months—a larger unit of time—to refer to the classical 1260 years, whereas the days can be taken as a literal period in our time. This compares well with the book of Daniel, which uses the same period to refer to the years of papal supremacy in Daniel 7:25 as well as the days of the judgment of the living in Daniel 12:7. Daniel and Revelation are to be studied together.27 Thus the 42 months of the courtyard refer to the 1260 years, whereas the 1260 days refer to the literal 1260 days of the judgment of the living, which began on May 6, 2012.28

Ellen G. White and the pioneers did not have this level of understanding because the measuring reed had not been given yet. The reed would be given in 2004, when John started the studies covered in the Prophesy Again article. It had to be after their time, because the power had not been given yet either. The Power of the Father article explains how time prophecy had been prohibited during their time, until the authority would be given again. We had to approach the time of Jesus’ second coming before the measuring reed (and the power) would be given.

Twice Daniel inquired, How long shall it be to the end of time? ... And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.... the wise shall understand... {18MR 15.1}29

The measuring reed and the power are also two different things. The measuring reed was given in 2004, when John rose up to measure the temple, but the power was given at the beginning of the 1260 days. Every word in Revelation 11 has a meaning.

William Miller studied Daniel 7-10, which pertained to the time of the Gentiles. The second Miller studied the time of the judgment of the dead and living. Over and over we see this compare-and-contrast activity between the two Millers. One did what the other didn’t do, and the other did what the one didn’t do.

The Two WitnessesThe Two Witnesses

The two witnesses get the power. If you think that the two witnesses are the 144,000 and the martyrs, then you are supporting the pre-tribulation rapture, because there’s no other solution in that case—since they rise up to heaven. It’s hard to blame people who believe in the pre-tribulation rapture if they study Revelation 11 without the proper perspective!

The man with the measuring reed is one thing, but the two witnesses are something completely different. The two witnesses are killed and raised in the sixth trumpet, because the second woe (sixth trumpet) is mentioned at the end of this passage. They die for three and a half days, then they are raptured. Therefore, the witnesses cannot be living people. They must be symbolic since the pre-tribulation rapture is unscriptural. Furthermore, John saw the 144,000 standing on the sea of glass30 only at the beginning of the plagues, so even if you interpret their standing on the sea of glass literally, it would be hard to reconcile that with their rapture in the sixth trumpet.

Thus the two witnesses must be something entirely different. In the Fire at Mount Carmel article, the two witnesses are mentioned as being the Orion Clock and the Vessel of Time. Those two messages prophesy, as the verse says. They prophesy throughout the whole time period of the 1260 days of the judgment of the living. These two witnesses are covered in sackcloth, symbolizing the mourning during this period.31

The two witnesses prophesy the end of the judgment, and the second coming of Jesus. These are the two things that Ellen White associated with John for precisely this time:

I was pointed down to the last days and saw that John represented those who should go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah [Carmel challenge] to herald the day of wrath and the second advent of Jesus. {EW 155.1}32

It’s not only people that herald the day, but also clocks. In fact, the people could not do it without the clocks! The Book of Seven Seals (Orion) and the Book of Seven Thunders (HSL) herald the days, together, as two witnesses. In fact, Ellen White also wrote about the “witnessing” of the Fourth Angel’s message:

I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans. This will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. Some will not bear this straight testimony. They will rise up against it, and this is what will cause a shaking among God’s people. {EW 270.2}33

Jesus Christ, whose wounds and blood are shown in Orion and the HSL, is the True Witness, and His two witnesses are those two messages, which are a standard lifted up, by which men can measure their character.

I saw that the testimony of the True Witness has not been half heeded. The solemn testimony upon which the destiny of the church hangs has been lightly esteemed, if not entirely disregarded. This testimony must work deep repentance; all who truly receive it will obey it and be purified. {EW 270.3}34

Look how she describes the messages:

Said the angel, “List [35] ye!” Soon I heard a voice like many musical instruments all sounding in perfect strains, sweet and harmonious. It surpassed any music I had ever heard, seeming to be full of mercy, compassion, and elevating, holy joy. It thrilled through my whole being. Said the angel, “Look ye!” My attention was then turned to the company I had seen, who were mightily shaken. I was shown those whom I had before seen weeping and praying in agony of spirit. The company of guardian angels around them had been doubled, and they were clothed with an armor from their head to their feet. They moved in exact order, like a company of soldiers. Their countenances expressed the severe conflict which they had endured, the agonizing struggle they had passed through. Yet their features, marked with severe internal anguish, now shone with the light and glory of heaven. They had obtained the victory, and it called forth from them the deepest gratitude and holy, sacred joy. {EW 270.4}36

The two clocks are the body and blood of Jesus; that’s how the True Witness (Jesus Christ) is the two witnesses. That is why they re-trace His experience of dying and rising again, and ascending to heaven. It is highly symbolic, but it is easy to understand by our movement. Nobody else can decipher it this way.

Ellen White wrote a lot of things in her books that she was pressured to change in later editions. One thing in particular, which is heavily attacked today, is her interpretation of Revelation 11. The three-and-a-half-year period in particular is heavily criticized because of the lack of historical evidence for the decrees at the beginning and end of the period:

It was in 1793 that the decrees which abolished the Christian religion and set aside the Bible passed the French Assembly. Three years and a half later a resolution rescinding these decrees, thus granting toleration to the Scriptures, was adopted by the same body. {GC 287.1}37

There is a whole chapter in the official biography38 dealing with the changes regarding the French Revolution. They spent months researching in libraries (without tools like the Internet in those days). You can read that chapter as your homework. Ellen White was standing on thin ice on that point. It is probably one of the most difficult-to-prove prophetic interpretations in all of Adventism.

So why didn’t she take it out or change it completely in the 1911 edition of the Great Controversy? She just changed the wording very slightly to be less attackable, but she kept the three-and-a-half years beginning in 1793. Even though it was controversial, she kept it.

That chapter was considered “a very important one,” and indeed it is. It lays the foundation for our present-day interpretation of Revelation 11. She affirmed that the two witnesses stood for the Old and New Testaments. They were the two scriptural Testimonies or witnesses.

If we follow that line of interpretation, then today they must also represent a scriptural authority equal to the Bible, namely the Orion and HSL messages, which were written by the finger of God in the heavens. The only other part of the Bible that was written by the finger of God, is the Ten Commandments. These are not an addition to the Bible like what Revelation 22:18 talks about, but rather they are two books of the Bible which had not been discovered till recently. Our canon Bible has 66 books, so Orion and the HSL could rightfully be considered the 67th and 68th books of the Bible.

In the time of John the Revelator, the celestial bodies had not even scribed their paths to define the HSL yet. The sun, moon, and earth had not yet traced out their orbits. Orion, however, was already in place. John could see the outside of the book, and that is what the prophecies of Revelation are talking about—he wrote the whole Apocalypse, which is the basis for the classical interpretation of the book of seven seals, but he just couldn’t look inside the book to the Orion Clock that we have today. The seven thunders, as I mentioned however, hadn’t been written yet. Therefore he could not even write them down.39 The voices in heaven (the heavenly bodies themselves) forbade it.

So the two witnesses are Scripture, like the Old and New Testaments. Orion is like the Old Testament, which has been ticking since the Creation with the Great Orion Cycle, proclaiming when Jesus Christ was to be born. His roots—the creation of Adam—are the beginning of the Bible, and if you want to get back to your original roots, you have to study the Book of Seven Seals. It is like Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, which prophesied of Him. The three references to Orion by name are also in the Old Testament, as well as the symbolism of the flying roll in Zechariah 5.

The HSL, on the other hand, is like the New Testament. It is the time of the judgment just before Jesus’ return. The feast days are the pen with which the Book of Seven Thunders is written, and the pen started to write in 1841. The definition of the High Sabbath in John 19:31 belongs to the New Testament.

Of course both concepts bleed into both Testaments, just as both Testaments are interconnected, but we are speaking about where the emphasis is, to show how this understanding of the two witnesses today builds upon the foundation laid by Ellen White.

The two witnesses are clothed in sackcloth because people read the messages, but they aren’t sure about it. They worry that nothing will happen. Sackcloth is a sign of shame and humiliation, reflecting how the message is received. But it is a temporary state, which is about to change.

Overcome and Killed

The two witnesses, Orion and the HSL, will be figuratively killed:

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. (Revelation 11:7)

We are immediately faced with an apparent problem because it is after “when they have finished their testimony” that they are killed. This would place the three and a half days after the judgment of the living, after the close of probation! That doesn’t make sense, and this is where Ellen White helps us out with her insistence to keep the three and a half years beginning in 1793 despite the lack of solid historical proof.

The end of papal authority and the captivity of the pope in 1798 marked the end of the 1260 years. Similarly, by the end of the 1260 days of the judgment of the living, the 144,000 will have been found and the plagues will begin. That is when Pope Francis will lose the game, and the world will begin to feel the executive judgment—the wrath of God in the plagues—for about a year until his reign is completely destroyed.40

Her interpretation places the three and a half years inside of the 1260 years, which ended in 1798. This is how it is for us too; our three and a half days are inside the 1260 days of the judgment of the living. The year 1793 + 3.5 years bring us to 1796.5, which leaves 1.5 years to spare before the end of the 1260 years. Similarly, our 3.5 days leave some time to spare before the end of the 1260 days.

The whole difficulty disappears, however, when we realize that the verse is in fact a faulty translation. This is reflected in the Great Controversy, where the correct meaning is made very clear:

“When they shall have finished [are finishing] their testimony.” The period when the two witnesses were to prophesy clothed in sackcloth, ended in 1798. As they were approaching the termination of their work in obscurity, war was to be made upon them by the power represented as “the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit.” {GC 268.3}41

The faulty translation has not gone unnoticed. The biblical scholar and lecturer of the Greek language, Joseph Mede, clarified the issue in the 1600’s:

But let us throw light on the text. “When,” says he, “they shall be finishing their testimony,” (for so ὅτ αν τελέ σωσι should be translated, not by the preterite, when they have finished,) “the beast who ascends out of the abyss, shall make war upon them and shall kill them.”42

Other eminent commentators agree.43 Thus, our three and a half days begin towards the end of the judgment of the living. It will be at a specific time when something will happen that will figuratively kill, set aside, or burn the Orion and HSL “Scriptures.” Then after three and a half days, something will happen that will be celebrated by the people, who will send gifts one to another. They will be happy about the killing, burning, or setting aside that took place, similarly to what happened in the French Revolution.

We will crystalize this in a moment.

Sodom and Egypt

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. (Revelation 11:8)

Ellen White explains what Sodom means:

France presented also the characteristics which especially distinguished Sodom. During the Revolution there was manifest a state of moral debasement and corruption similar to that which brought destruction upon the cities of the plain. And the historian presents together the atheism and the licentiousness of France, as given in the prophecy: “Intimately connected with these laws affecting religion, was that which reduced the union of marriage—the most sacred engagement which human beings can form, and the permanence of which leads most strongly to the consolidation of society—to the state of a mere civil contract of a transitory character, which any two persons might engage in and cast loose at pleasure.... If fiends had set themselves to work to discover a mode of most effectually destroying whatever is venerable, graceful, or permanent in domestic life, and of obtaining at the same time an assurance that the mischief which it was their object to create should be perpetuated from one generation to another, they could not have invented a more effectual plan than the degradation of marriage.... Sophie Arnoult, an actress famous for the witty things she said, described the republican marriage as ‘the sacrament of adultery.’”—Scott, vol. 1, ch. 17. {GC 270.1}44

The three and a half days relate to Sodom and Egypt. Sodom represents the taking away of God’s design for marriage, which is being accomplished both in the world and in the church today.

Egypt, on the other hand, represents disregard for God (atheism). Egypt demonstrated this most strikingly when Pharaoh defiantly asked, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice?”45 That was at the time when the warning of plagues hung over him, just as it is today. So Egypt accurately represents the Human Rights movement, as promoted by the United Nations and adopted by the nations of the world. This atheistic principle is also being accomplished both in the world and in the church—yes, even the church—when it sets aside doctrine (the way we learn about God) and uplifts Human Rights (which are atheistic). Thus the literal three and a half days relate very much to our time.

Suffice it to quote Ellen White in regards to verse 5, which explains the consequences of adopting the policies of Sodom and Egypt, since the interpretation extends to us:

“And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.” Revelation 11:5. Men cannot with impunity trample upon the word of God. The meaning of this fearful denunciation is set forth in the closing chapter of the Revelation: “I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelation 22:18, 19. {GC 268.1}

Such are the warnings which God has given to guard men against changing in any manner that which He has revealed or commanded. These solemn denunciations apply to all who by their influence lead men to regard lightly the law of God. They should cause those to fear and tremble who flippantly declare it a matter of little consequence whether we obey God’s law or not. All who exalt their own opinions above divine revelation, all who would change the plain meaning of Scripture to suit their own convenience, or for the sake of conforming to the world, are taking upon themselves a fearful responsibility. The written word, the law of God, will measure the character of every man and condemn all whom this unerring test shall declare wanting. {GC 268.2}46

The Grand Celebration

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. (Revelation 11:9-10)

We know that the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling that would effectively set aside God’s institution of marriage at the end of June. The influential Volokh Conspiracy legal and political blog “speculates” on the timing as follows:

This year, decisions will be issued on Monday, June 22, and Thursday, June 25, 2015. And then there’s one last possible decision day. It’s not much more than a hunch, and it’s subject to about a thousand different contingencies, but you might want to plan on tuning in to your favorite 24-hour news channel at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Monday, June 29, 2015.47

That is a familiar date, which seems to be a favorite for the powers that be.48 But even after the decision is made, it will take a couple of days until homosexual couples can actually get married, as was the case in 2013 when the Supreme Court overturned DOMA. Following that example, let’s just say the law will go into effect two days after the decision is announced. That would take us from the morning of June 29 to the morning of July 1. The beginning of the month would be a logical day for the ruling to go into effect, and no doubt there will be a queue of homosexuals ready to make the headlines by getting “married” at that first opportunity. That would make it something like a Gregorian version of the Jewish “Day of Trumpets” on the first day of the seventh month, July.

There is no question that major parties will be taking place to celebrate this new freedom from the restraint of God’s law. In fact, gay rights activists have already made their plans to celebrate the outcome...to rejoice, make merry, and send gifts, as the verse says. If we count three and a half days from the probable effectivity date of July 1, we come to the evening of Saturday, July 4! What better day is there for a homosexual to celebrate independence from God, than on Independence Day!?

Among the many parties that have been planned is the 2015 Pride “Bigger Than Texas” event in San Antonio,49 just a couple of miles from the Alamodome, where Seventh-day Adventists will be deliberating on whether to welcome Pride—commonly considered the original and most serious of the seven cardinal sins50—into the church in the form of the precursor to LGBT acceptance and equality, which is women’s ordination. This comes on the 50th anniversary of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement, which will be celebrating a half century of progress toward full LGBT equality51—no accident, I’m sure. Celebrations are planned around the globe.52 How will the SDA Church maintain its stand against sodomy when days before the Session, national U.S. law would already require them to perform LGBT marriages? Can the ordination of women alone solve their dilemma with the State?

License they mean, when Liberty they cry...

Regarding the icon of U.S. liberty, Wikipedia relates:

The Statue of Liberty...was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad.53

Statue of Liberty detailsThe statue was brought to America to symbolize the freedom that Satan would one day bring with his homosexual torch, taking away the divine rights that come from God and replacing them with Human Rights, symbolized by the Roman “tablet evoking the law” in her hand. The broken chain at her feet also represents freedom from God, and is reminiscent of the Chain of Satan, which is directly linked to the June 29 date. In fact, the date inscribed on the tablet says exactly when this freedom would be celebrated: July 4, in a very specific year.

The tablet gives the year as 1776 (in Roman numerals), which is an encoding of the actual target year. The Masons add 4000 years, making it 5776, which is the height in inches that the great pyramid in Egypt would measure if completed.54 For them, it symbolizes the accomplishment of the purpose, they say, for which the United States was founded, as pictured by the pyramid and all-seeing eye on the Great Seal (and dollar bill). The year 5776 on the modern Jewish calendar, which the Masons use to interpret the date, corresponds to this year: 2015.

Thus the tablet marks the completion of the pinnacle of the NWO and the re-establishment of Roman law, which the nation will unwittingly celebrate on this very Independence Day. Revelation 11:10 specifies that it is “they that dwell upon the earth”—meaning the U.S. in prophecy—who will rejoice, make merry, and send gifts, because it is talking about the 4th of July Independence Day holiday of the U.S. (But of course it will be celebrated in other lands, too.)

While the statue was a gift from France, the base of the statue was funded and built by the U.S. That shows how the plans were laid very far in advance that one day, the U.S. would invite Satan (the light-bearer) to the throne of the nation, and they would break the shackles of God’s law.55 That will literally happen when Pope Francis56 addresses the world from the United States on September 23, this year!

Homosexuality represents independence from God.57 Defenders of homosexuality are enemies of God,58 and when a nation adopts those kinds of laws, that nation is condemned. That is when the lamblike beast will be speaking like a dragon, like Satan. Then, the satanic flame will set fire to the nation and spread world-wide, as the Sunday Law.59

Truth Triumphant

Three and a half days are mentioned 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)

If this verse were referring to the same days as verse 9, then the two witnesses would rise on the 4th of July and complete the entire story before the sixth trumpet had even begun (July 8)! Furthermore, it wouldn’t leave any time for merrymaking on the night of the 4th before the great fear would fall upon them. Therefore, it must be a second period of three and a half days, which would bring us from the 4th of July evening to the morning of July 8. Then the prophecy accurately brings us to the sixth trumpet date, which is the date for Elijah’s challenge. On that very day, which was written in Orion by the finger of God before the world was created, the GC plans to vote on the big issue of women’s ordination!60 When the fire from heaven of the modern Elijah comes on that day, the two witnesses—the Orion Clock and the Vessel of Time—will be confirmed and will figuratively rise again and be elevated to their proper position, and great fear will fall upon those who will see them.

The Alamodome will be configured to seat 70,000 people for the GC Session.61 This figures into the prophecy as well:

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)

This verse even says how many people will be in the Alamodome, and how many should be killed. All you need to do is ask: What is the whole, if the tenth part is seven thousand? Clearly, one tenth of 70,000 is 7000, just as the verse says! This is serious stuff!

Torment took place under the fifth trumpet, but killing takes place under the sixth trumpet. When the killing begins, the torment ends. That is the point in time when the two witnesses resurrect—at the sixth trumpet, when the second woe has happened, and the third woe hasn’t yet. There will be just a little over three months till the great carillon62 begins to sound in heaven and Jesus Christ will throw down the censer. By that time, the remnant that were affrighted and gave glory to God will have to have been sealed.

Independence Day on the 4th of July is not the only reason why there are seven days divided into three and a half and another three and a half. Satan will not have quite overcome the last Protestant church until the Seventh-day Adventist Church votes in favor of the Human-Rights-motivated issues of women’s ordination and LGBT acceptance. It is likely that a disgraceful worship service and a betraying sermon will be delivered on the 4th of July Sabbath in the Alamodome in regard to these issues, just like what we’ve already seen from high profile pastors like Alejandro Bullón,63 former president Jan Paulsen, former BRI figurehead Angel Rodriguez, and their other fellow “statesmen,”64 as well as younger names like David Asscherick.65

Many will show that they are not one with Christ, that they are not dead to the world, that they may live with Him; and frequent will be the apostasies of men who have occupied responsible positions.—The Review and Herald, September 11, 1888.{LDE 179.1}

Are we not seeing exactly this?

Many will stand in our pulpits with the torch of false prophecy in their hands, kindled from the hellish torch of Satan.... {LDE 179.3}

The “hellish torch of Satan” is held by the Statue of Liberty, which will be honored with Pride parades happening that evening around the world. The church is under immense pressure to vote for women’s ordination and LGBT tolerance, and to alter church policy and the 28 Fundamental Beliefs accordingly.

July 4 is the church’s last Sabbath before the pivotal vote. Three and a half days later on July 8, the pivotal vote will become the voice from the four horns of the altar (from the Alamodome). It will be a vote that will likely represent the fall of the last bastion of not only Protestantism, but of God’s order in society. There is little question how the vote will go. The question is: “What will you do, once they vote these changes?”

Women’s ordination and the whole issue surrounding the sanctity of marriage is one of the most prominent things marked in the Orion Clock. As designed by God, marriage is a pure and holy institution.66 It is fittingly marked by the white horse star, Saiph. In the judgment cycle, it was illustrated by the honorable marriage of James and Ellen White in 1846. Even farther back—in the Great Orion Cycle—it is illustrated by the creation of Adam, thus pointing out the order in the home as it was established in Eden.67

When the “Georgia Peach” GC administration elected in 2010 offers its strange fire, God will intervene and anoint the lips of His true servants to preach the message of the Fourth Angel.68

The End of a Fierce Battle... The Beginning of a Fiercer

Now we have a complete understanding of Revelation 11, which has always been a very difficult chapter to understand. Every word has significance, and woe, woe, to those who will not have believed by the time the evidence has mounted!

The video linked above for the explanation of the year 1776 also talks about it symbolizing the door or “crossing” into the New Age, which is supposed to take place on the date encoded by IX XI, an old Jesuit code with many uses. The Roman numerals evaluate to 9 and 11, which is why this code was used in connection to the 9/11 travesty (or why the thing was planned on 9/11, if you wish). The space in IX XI symbolizes the doorway, as well as the number 10 that goes between 9 and 11. This “door” is popularly interpreted to mean September 23, 2015, which is the tenth day of the seventh month (the Day of Atonement, when the door to the Most Holy Place was opened) according to the (incorrect) modern Jewish calendar. No doubt this code does relate to the pope’s speech in the U.S. on that day, but there is another occult meaning which Revelation 11 brings to light.

The pope has a calendar of his own, namely the Gregorian calendar (named after the pope who created it). That is the calendar most of the world is familiar with in everyday life. In this calendar, the seventh month is July, which means that if there were a Gregorian “Day of Atonement,” it would be the tenth day of July, or July 10. That corresponds to the very day when Pope Francis will make his “crossing” into the land of Paraguay. Shortly after the two witnesses stand to their feet on July 8, the pope will plant his tabernacle on July 10, 2015 in the Paraguayan “holy land” where the voice of God is coming from.69 From that day on, he will begin “cutting off” all those who do not follow him, imitating how God would cut off from Israel those who were not atoned (“at-one’d” or united) with him on that day.70 For every truth, Satan has a counterfeit.

Timeline

The Revelation 11 stage is set, and we can already see the actors taking their positions. The pope will kick off the summer with his solstice visit to the Waldensians (June 22).71 The U.S. Supreme Court will void the Law of God (probably on June 29).72 LGBT couples will marry (probably on July 1). The nations will rejoice and make merry (July 4). The San Antonio GC Session will bring down the pillars of Eden (planned for July 8) and God will settle the Elijah challenge the same day. Pope Francis will come to Paraguay (July 10). Jade Helm will begin its “exercise” (July 15), and at any moment the name-only Adventist Ben Carson could be used by the world press against God’s people.

Do you see the big picture?

Do you see that the fierce battle against the Law of God is almost over?

The National Sodomy Law

In 1888, the U.S. Senate almost passed a National Sunday Law (NSL) bill. A.T. Jones’ arguments before the Senate Committee on Education and Labor were instrumental in defeating the bill.73 If you want an in-depth understanding of the principles of a free society (and how far the U.S. has fallen), just read some of A.T. Jones’ defense sometime.

Today, the Supreme Court is ready to decide on what we could call a National Sodomy Law (also NSL). This time, there is no stopping it.

The first kind of NSL (where S = Sunday) represents national apostasy in the form of formal rebellion against God’s authority as expressed in the Ten Commandments, especially the fourth commandment.

The second kind of NSL (where S = sodomy) represents national apostasy in the form of a formal rebellion against God’s authority as expressed in the Ten Commandments, especially the seventh commandment.

Conjoined twinsDo you see much difference?

He referred them to the blessed days of Eden when God pronounced all things “very good.” Then marriage and the Sabbath had their origin, twin institutions for the glory of God in the benefit of humanity. {AH 340.4}74

If the Sabbath and marriage are twins, do you see much difference between Sunday laws and sodomy laws? There is no difference between one NSL and the other NSL, since one of the twin institutions will be taken away one way or the other.75

The Sabbath and the family were alike instituted in Eden, and in God’s purpose they are indissolubly linked together. {Ed 250.2}76

What is the difference for God’s purposes if taking away marriage is indissolubly linked with taking away the Sabbath?

in·dis·sol·u·ble – adjective : unable to be destroyed; incapable of being annulled, undone, or broken; impossible to destroy, break up, or get rid of77

If marriage is indissolubly linked to the Sabbath in God’s purpose with an unbreakable link, then what happens to one happens to the other! It doesn’t matter which institution falls! For God’s purpose, it is the same. That means wherever prophecy speaks of a Sunday Law, a Sodomy Law is equivalent! Either way, it represents a formal rejection of God’s authority as expressed in His law.

Then let this, God’s institution of marriage, stand before you as firm as the Sabbath of the fourth commandment. {TSB 159.2}78

If marriage must stand as firm as the Sabbath, that means any breach of the marriage institution is equivalent to a breach of the Sabbath!

Never did this message apply with greater force than it applies today. More and more the world is setting at nought the claims of God. Men have become bold in transgression. The wickedness of the inhabitants of the world has almost filled up the measure of their iniquity. This earth has almost reached the place where God will permit the destroyer to work his will upon it. The substitution of the laws of men for the law of God, the exaltation, by merely human authority, of Sunday in place of the Bible Sabbath [or sodomy in the place of Bible marriage], is the last act in the drama. When this substitution becomes universal, God will reveal Himself. He will arise in His majesty to shake terribly the earth. He will come out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the world for their iniquity, and the earth shall disclose her blood and shall no more cover her slain. {7T 141.1}79

Do you understand? THIS IS IT!!! THIS IS THE SUNDAY LAW THAT ELLEN WHITE PROPHESIED OF!!!

Satan has been disguising his attack by attacking the twin instead, so as to keep Seventh-day Adventists asleep!

The Mirror of the Soul

Let me put it this way. Does God play games with our salvation? No! Was it just a game to watch His only begotten Son suffer inexpressible anguish? He not only gave up the ghost, but yielded the hope of the resurrection too! No, it was no game. Take yourself back in time one thousand nine hundred and eighty-four years ago (to the day) and look at the Savior:

So dreadful does sin appear to Him, so great is the weight of guilt which He must bear, that He is tempted to fear it will shut Him out forever from His Father’s love. {DA 685.2}

Now the tempter had come for the last fearful struggle. For this he had been preparing during the three years of Christ’s ministry. Everything was at stake with him. If he failed here, his hope of mastery was lost; the kingdoms of the world would finally become Christ’s; he himself would be overthrown and cast out. But if Christ could be overcome, the earth would become Satan’s kingdom, and the human race would be forever in his power. {DA 686.5}

If Christ would be overcome now—in the person of the 144,000—Satan would rule the earth forever! Are you playing games with God? The Bible says that being hung on a tree, like Jesus was, was a sign of damnation:

And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree [as opposed to stoning]: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. (Deuteronomy 21:22-23)

The Jews damned their Creator, and that is what you do if you tamper with the order of marriage, wherein the man is the head. Marriage came to us from Eden, from the hand of the Creator, a holy and undefiled institution that God pronounced “very good.”80

God didn’t play games with you, when He sent His Son to die for you. Have you played games with Him, by “keeping the Sabbath holy” while desecrating its twin institution?

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7)

I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins [mind], even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. (Jeremiah 17:10)

How could God test the hearts and minds of Sabbath-keepers? How would He know if they were sincere, and were keeping the Sabbath out of love rather than selfishly clasping it to gain eternal life? Well, it’s simple, and it’s almost over now. He tested them without them knowing they were being tested, so they couldn’t “game the system.” God is not mocked.

When a Sabbath keeper who has broken down the Edenic institution of marriage faces the judgment bar, do you think God laughs that off and says, “Ah, that was smart! You found a loop-hole to sin and still get to heaven! C’mon in, since you are sealed with the Sabbath!” No, that is absurd.

The Law as a MirrorThe Law of God is a mirror:

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass [mirror]: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh [as if into a mirror] into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. (James 1:23-25)

The Law has two tables: one dealing with man’s relation to God, and the other dealing with man’s relation to his fellow man. How a man treats his fellow man reflects his love for God.

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (1 John 4:20)

How you love your fellow man is a reflection of how you love God, because the Law of God is a mirror. Thus God has been testing the world on the Sabbath commandment, not with a Sunday law, but with its reflection in the human sphere.

This can be better seen by studying the law as a chiasm.

The Law as a Chiasm

If we understand the two tables of the law as a chiasm (a), then the Sabbath (fourth) commandment sits at the very pinnacle, together with the command to honor your father and your mother. Mind you, it does not say to honor your two fathers, or your two mothers, or your parents generally. Neither does it say to honor your mother (first) and then your father! The commandment says, “Honour thy father and thy mother...” because that is the design of God. Naturally (genetically) speaking, nobody has anything other than one father and one mother, and even at the genetic level, the man’s seed decides the gender of his offspring. That is how God created the human race, and anything that breaks down that order is dishonorable.

There is a slight problem with viewing the chiasm this way, however. We see that the two sides of the chiasm do not align perfectly because there are more commandments on the right side compared to the left side, making it difficult to compare the two sides. However, if we build the chiasm up from the bottom with equally sized rows (b) then we find that the fourth commandment is on the same row as the seventh. Thus, the seventh commandment is also the true reflection of the fourth commandment.

The commandment against adultery—or in other words, in defense of the marriage institution—is also a reflection of the Sabbath commandment in the human sphere. That is why the Supreme Court decision and the San Antonio GC Session fall entirely within the seventh commandment-month.

Christ honored the marriage relation by making it also a symbol of the union between Him and His redeemed ones. He Himself is the Bridegroom; the bride is the church, of which, as His chosen one, He says, “Thou art all fair, My love; there is no spot in thee.” {AH 26.2}

The spiritual application of adultery appears throughout the Bible. Adultery (or whoredom) is marital unfaithfulness to God. It is what characterizes the papacy (the first beast of Revelation 13, see verse 1), whose image is promoted by the U.S. (the second beast of Revelation 13, see verse 11).

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

An “image” is the technical term for the reflection you see in a mirror. Thus, the above verse is speaking directly about the enactment of LGBT-favorable legislation. By contrast, the mark of the beast is (and always was) Sunday observance; those are two distinct things.

The image of the beast is the great test for the people of God in the last days:

The Lord has shown me clearly that the image of the beast will be formed before probation closes, for it is to be the great test for the people of God, by which their eternal destiny will be decided.—Selected Messages 2:81 (1890). {LDE 227.3}

Thus Ellen White clearly defines this image—women’s ordination or unity therewith—as the great test that closes the probation of God’s people. The image of the beast is made by the unbridled aggression of the LGBT movement, which is what will drive the faithful out of society, as is already happening, and eventually kill them:

And he [U.S.] had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak [legislate], and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (Revelation 13:15)

The Bible is clear that worshiping the image will land a person in the lake of fire just as surely as receiving the mark (Sunday worship):

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)

Thus, the commandment against adultery stands as a reflection or image of the warning not to receive the mark of the beast. In this way, the seal of God as contained in the fourth commandment is reflected in the seventh commandment.

It has been the purpose of the papacy to use the second beast against the Sabbath’s twin institution, causing the people to transgress God’s law through women, much like the Fall from Paradise. Those who are pro-women’s ordination are like Eve eating the forbidden fruit, and those who love the church too much to separate from it are like Adam eating it consciously.81

We still have a little problem in the chiasm (b), however. Since there are still more commandments on the right side, we have a gap on the left with nothing to correspond to the fifth and sixth commandments. This can be solved by expanding the fourth commandment on the left to cover the fifth, sixth, and seventh, commandments on the right (c). The fourth commandment is the longest of all the commandments, and is worthy to occupy such a prominent space. Furthermore, it contains the seal of God which has three parts. That would mean not only the fifth and seventh commandments are a reflection of the Sabbath commandment as we already saw, but also the sixth commandment; the three together reflect the fourth commandment.

To understand this, we need to consider the second part of the fifth commandment. It says:

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. (Exodus 20:12)

This commandment is tied to a specific blessing of a long life in the Promised Land. In other words, it is talking about eternal life in heavenly Canaan for those who obey it. This reflects the eternal consequences that are associated with worshiping the image of the beast, and shows the connection to the warning of the third angel’s message:

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation... (Revelation 14:9-10)

The world is being tested with the issue of sodomy while the church is being tested with the issue of women’s ordination, and both are expressions of the same rebellion against God’s law, which the third angel warns against. It is the test which determines whether a person inherits eternal life in heaven or not, and thus for God’s purposes, this is the great image-of-the-beast test for the church!

The “new tolerance” that comes with Human Rights and the United Nations means that you can’t speak up against such base behaviors without being raked over the coals by the LGBT inquisition.82 For the church, the issue at hand is women’s equality, but where will this inevitably lead? Ellen White marks out the consequences clearly:

Unclean and hateful birdsThe world [U.N. Human Rights] must not be introduced into the church, and married to the church, forming a bond of unity [cooperation with the U.N.83]. Through this means the church will become indeed corrupt, and as stated in Revelation, “a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” {TM 265.1}

Interestingly, the church has held the position that “gross sexual perversions, including homosexual practices, are recognized as a misuse of sexual powers and a violation of the divine intention in marriage. As such they are just cause for divorce.”84 If that is the case, then LGBT rights is a just cause for the church to have nothing to do with the U.N., but instead it is leaving Jesus Christ to marry the world!85

If you tolerate homosexuality, or you tolerate the woman leading the man, you are hating your brother—and killing him eternally—by not showing him his sin.

When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. (Ezekiel 3:18)

Sin is a matter of eternal life and death, and to tolerate sin (to accept it by not speaking against it) is to consent to the death of the wicked. That means all of the various Divisions of the Church that are against women’s ordination but are willing to tolerate it for the sake of church unity are actually consenting to the eternal death of their erring brethren! We are counseled on this very point.

Some [most?] who profess to be loyal to God’s law have departed from the faith and have humiliated His people in the dust, representing them to be one with worldlings. God has seen and marked this. The time has come when, at any cost, we are to take the position that God has assigned to us. {2MCP 559.1}

Seventh-day Adventists are now to stand forth separate and distinct, a people denominated by the Lord as His own. Until they do this, He cannot be glorified in them. Truth and error cannot stand in copartnership. Let us now place ourselves where God has said that we should stand. We are to strive for unity but not on the low level of conformity to worldly policy and union with the popular churches.—Lt 113, 1903. {2MCP 559.2}

The Two PillarsDo you see how the sixth commandment in the human sphere reflects the eternal weight of breaking the fourth commandment? In that light, the image-of-the-beast test has already swept away almost the whole church!

Get ready... Samson is about to bring down the twin pillars. Do you understand now why the Twin Towers in New York had to be symbolically destroyed? It had to happen for the unclean homosexual Phoenix to rise again from the ashes of Sodom and Gomorrah.

How Did All This Happen?

To bring this issue into the church, the “powers that be” elected officers in the 2010 GC Session in Atlanta who would do it. Although the issue of women’s ordination has been on the church’s back burner for years, the current storm began to gather on May 6, 2012 when the Southern California Conference published the results of a survey86 about women’s ordination that they had conducted the previous month or so, along with their vote to support the ordination of women.87 God marked that day, May 6, 2012, in His clocks as the beginning of the judgment of the living (and we wrote about it) before it happened! At that time, however, we had not seen the women’s ordination issue, much less could we know that it had anything to do with the image of the beast.

A little over a year later, the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings related to same-sex marriage (the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative).88 Brother John preached a June 29 Sabbath sermon on the topic, and even connected the happenings with the Sunday Law, not realizing that the rulings on the issue of same-sex marriage were in fact the expression of the Sunday Law in the national sphere! Critics thought that the Sunday Law prediction for 2013 was too aggressive, but in reality the Sunday Law was already assailing us in the form of its “evil twin!”

The next major milestone in the church was the election of Sandra Roberts on October 27, 2013,89 on the anniversary of the sevenfold High Sabbath of the year before. On the very eve of this day, God made another statement in disapproval of that election, which confirmed our movement and prompted our Voice of God article. We recognized that the event (the election of Sandy Roberts) was significant to God, but we still did not see the importance of the issue behind the event.

By the end of the third TOSC session90 on January 25, 2014, which coincided with the midpoint of the judgment of the living, we had realized that the ordination of women was more serious, and we began to study the topic in our study forum. At that time, we still had women designated as leaders in our small movement. Only by the mercy of God, our sin (of ignorance) He winked at91 and again blessed our ministry with the light of the trumpet and plague cycles of the Orion Clock, which John immediately shared in his January 31 (Friday night) sermon, The Last Race.

God might have winked at our sin, but He also warned us. We had a sudden and terrible lightning storm with fire shooting out of the electrical sockets on the day that Brother Gerhard arrived here. It served as a warning for us to cut down trees that were posing a hazard to our farm. We heeded the physical warning and were thus prepared for the Rushing Mighty Wind of Pentecost the next year.

Those storms serve to illustrate the Sunday Law storm, which has been raging in the form of its twin. When we became aware of the importance of the women’s ordination issue, we began to study it and make changes accordingly. The issue is one of authority, and even though our women were not ordained, we understood that they should not be leaders in our movement either.

The church has studied the issue, and what have they concluded? Are they heeding the warning signs and making the appropriate changes? Unfortunately not, which is one more sign that their roof will fall on their head like ours almost did (see the Change of Venue article).

Conclusion

We, too, have been tested on this issue even up to this past Sabbath (May 23, 2015), and now we have completed our study of the subject. In contrast to the GC’s opinion which leads to eternal death,92 our position is as follows:

  • Women shall not be leaders over the people or perform duties reserved for the priestly office.

  • In every other way, women should serve God to the best of their ability.

Our understanding of the 144,000 is that it is a literal number of people including both men and women who will have given their lives in total service to God. The Bible does use gender-specific language for the 144,000, calling them kings and priests, etc., but we understand those terms as metaphorical. Ellen White expressed the same understanding:

Let every man and every woman be ambitious to win from the Master the benediction of “well done, thou good and faithful servant.” {ST May 19, 1887, Art. B, par. 5}

The text she quotes (Matthew 25:21) is speaking of servants who are made rulers, but—like the 144,000—their reign does not come until heaven, and in heaven there will no longer be gender distinction.93 The work of the 144,000 on earth is a work of utmost humility, not of desiring positions.

While we uphold the order of authority established by God at creation, we in no way compromise the high standard of Christian conduct expected of men towards women.

God Himself gave Adam a companion. He provided “an help meet for him”—a helper corresponding to him—one who was fitted to be his companion, and who could be one with him in love and sympathy. Eve was created from a rib taken from the side of Adam, signifying that she was not to control him as the head, nor to be trampled under his feet as an inferior, but to stand by his side as an equal, to be loved and protected by him. A part of man, bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh, she was his second self, showing the close union and the affectionate attachment that should exist in this relation. “For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it.” Ephesians 5:29. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one.” {PP 46.2}

The marriage union brings a man and woman into an even closer relation (oneness) than the relationship of a son or daughter to his or her parents. It is a reflection of the closeness we can experience with God on the seventh-day Sabbath.

Don’t miss your appointment with Him. Watch the Clocks that are set by His hand!

Footnotes:

  1. Ellen G. White, The Adventist Home, p. 460, par. 2

  2. Bleacher Report, Pope Francis Is Now an Honorary Harlem Globetrotter and Baller Cum Laude

  3. Revelation 3:17 – …thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked…

  4. Ellen G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 566, par. 4

  5. Ellen G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 567, par. 2

  6. Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7, p. 141, par. 1

  7. Revelation 4:6

  8. Ezekiel 1:5

  9. Ellen G. White, 1888 Materials, p. 1527, par. 2

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

  11. Note: the command is to loose the four angels, so that they can quickly reach the four corners of the earth, but the four winds will not be let loose until after the angels and their message have reached the four corners of the earth.

  12. See “About the Alamodome” on the gotickets.com Alamodome page.

  13. See Babylon Is Fallen! – Part II

  14. See Last Call for a detailed explanation.

  15. La Vanguardia, Entrevista al papa Francisco: “La secesión de una nación hay que tomarla con pinzas” (Spanish)

  16. See The Mystery of Ezekiel for more information regarding the fourfold restraint.

  17. Revelation 21:17

  18. Ezekiel 40:5

  19. Ezekiel 43:26

  20. See Matthew 25:1-13 (The Parable of the Bridegroom)

  21. See the Orion presentation, slides 61-74.

  22. Ellen G. White, Manuscript Releases, vol. 20, p. 197, par. 1-2

  23. See Seven Steps to Eternity

  24. See Hebrews 10:1 and James 1:23-25

  25. The throne room vision in Revelation 4 is the blueprint for the Orion Clock.

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

  27. See Manuscript Releases, vol. 18, p. 15, par. 1

  28. See The 1260 Days

  29. Ellen G. White, Manuscript Releases, vol. 18, p. 15, par. 1

  30. Revelation 15:2 – 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.

  31. Ezekiel 9:4 – And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

  32. Ellen G. White, Early Writings, p. 155, par. 1

  33. Ellen G. White, Early Writings, p. 270, par. 2

  34. Ellen G. White, Early Writings, p. 270, par. 3

  35. Listen to the music of the “List” of High Sabbaths, as expressed by God’s Timekeepers

  36. Ellen G. White, Early Writings, p. 270, par. 4

  37. Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 287, par. 1

  38. See Ellen G. White: Vol. 6 – The Later Elmshaven Years: 1905 - 1915, p. 313, par. 5

  39. Revelation 10:4 – And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

  40. His reign will end at the seventh plague, 30 days before the Second Coming; see Table 2 in The Last Race.

  41. Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 268, par. 3

  42. Joseph Mede, A Key to the Apocalypse (PDF)

  43. Matthew Habershon, An historical exposition of the prophecies of the Revelation of St. John, p. 239

  44. Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 270, par. 1

  45. Exodus 5:2 – And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.

  46. Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 268, par. 1-2

  47. Washington Post, How soon could same-sex marriage be decided by the Supreme Court?

  48. See The Year of Saul

  49. 2015 Pride “Bigger Than Texas”

  50. Wikipedia, Seven deadly sins, see section on Pride

  51. Official Website, 50th Anniversary of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement

  52. About.com, July Gay Pride Calendar 2015

  53. Wikipedia, Statue of Liberty

  54. Thomas R. Horn, Zenith 2016 (see excerpt in YouTube video, THE YEAR OF LUCIFER: OPENING THE IXXI DOOR September 23, 2015)

  55. Western Journalism, Vatican Adviser Says America’s Founding Document Is Outmoded, Reveals Global Game Plan

  56. See Satan Unmasked

  57. See Genesis 19:9, how the men did not want to be judged.

  58. Leviticus 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

  59. Ellen G. White, Education, p. 250, par. 2

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

  61. Adventist News Network, Top six considerations for picking a General Conference Session host city

  62. See Carillons In Heaven

  63. YouTube, Alejandro Bullón in favor of women’s ordination (English with Spanish subtitles)

  64. Official Website, AdventistElders.com

  65. YouTube, YES VOTE on Women's Ordination (Asscherick on Unity in Diversity)

  66. Hebrews 13:4 – Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

  67. 1 Timothy 2:13 – For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

  68. Isaiah 6:6-7

  69. Daniel 11:45 – And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

  70. Leviticus 23:29 – For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

  71. LastCountdown World News, At solstice, pope visits Waldensians, then Paraguay

  72. Washington Post, How soon could same-sex marriage be decided by the Supreme Court?

  73. See Arguments of Alonzo T. Jones before the U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor

  74. Ellen G. White, The Adventist Home, p. 340, par. 4

  75. YouTube, Crisis Ordinación Mujeres Adventistas (English, with Spanish subtitles)

  76. Ellen G. White, Education, p. 250, par. 2

  77. Compiled from various dictionaries.

  78. Ellen G. White, Testimonies on Sexual Behavior, Adultery, and Divorce, p. 159, par. 2

  79. Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7, p. 141, par. 1

  80. Genesis 1:31 – And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

  81. Ellen G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 56, par. 1

  82. CBC News, Jewelry store sign prompts same-sex couple to ask for refund

  83. See SDA Church President Ted Wilson Caught in Bed with “Five Whores”! (Rev. 2:22)

  84. See remark on Testimonies on Sexual Behavior, Adultery, and Divorce, p. 119

  85. Adventist Review, Adventist Church President Holds First Meeting With UN Chief

  86. See news release and survey

  87. ADVindicate, Southern Calif. Conference votes for women's ordination

  88. New York Times, Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage With Two Major Rulings

  89. See news release of the Southeastern California Conference

  90. Adventist Review, TOSC Third Session Concludes with Appeals for “Bridge-building,” Mission Focus.

  91. Acts 17:30 – And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

  92. Proverbs 16:25 – There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

  93. Matthew 22:30 – For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

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