The Last Countdown

Originally published on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 04:34 in German at www.letztercountdown.org

In my last article, The Loud Cry, I explained the difficulties we have to face as students of time prophecy. While we were still working on translating it, a press release from the scientific community surprised us. It showed that the time has come to give you the last part of the Orion message. I held this back for a long time because I did not want to shock anybody. I knew that God would reveal when He wanted you to be informed.

Although this little Bible study draws its conclusions purely from the knowledge and foundation God has already given us in the Orion study, the message that comes out of it is so earth-shattering that many will again call us alarmists or fear-mongers, although that is not our intent. We are just following the sequence of the messages which God Himself gave in Revelation and other prophetic passages like Matthew 24. These have been confirmed now in world politics, through the moves of the Vatican, as well as through natural events.

The Golden Calves of Adventism

We touched the three Golden Calves of Adventism, while many readers still do not understand that the final rapid movements have already begun. By the end of this series of articles about the Wrath of God, many will have learned to believe it.

We go directly against the anti-time-setting Golden Calf of Adventism (and of the former Protestant churches), and thus in the opinion of many we lift ourselves above God in a “blasphemous” way. However, it was not we who put the stars of the Orion constellation in place, nor did we influence the path of the sun and moon. Neither was it we who detailed the Orion and the sun- and moon-driven feast days in the Bible, pointing to two extra-biblical books that were to be discovered and researched: the Book of Seven Seals, and the Book of Seven Thunders. The former is written on the inside and outside, but only the outside was previously known. The words which the Seven Thunders had uttered were not even recorded by John. We followed the hints God put in the Bible, and by digging for His treasures we discovered one gold and one silver vane that revealed the last messages of God to His apostate church and we recognized our responsibility to deliver these messages to you. In the article A Word of Advice, we already showed that this doesn’t contradict the warnings of Ellen White.

The second of Adventism’s Golden Calves is the oft-repeated opinion that the church will go through to the end, and will never become Babylon, and that Ellen White’s prophecy was unconditional. However, the messenger of the Lord makes many contrasting statements as follows:

If most earnest vigilance is not manifested at the great heart of the work to protect the interests of the cause, the church will become as corrupt as the churches of other denominations. {4T 513}

All who live in Battle Creek [and today in the General Conference] will have a fearful account to render to God if they suffer sin upon a brother. It is an alarming fact that indifference, sleepiness, and apathy have characterized men in responsible positions, and that there is a steady increase of pride and an alarming disregard of the warnings of the Spirit of God. The barriers which God’s word places about His people are being broken down. Men who are acquainted with the way in which God has led His people in the past, instead of inquiring for the old paths and defending our position as a peculiar people, have linked hands with the world [ecumenism].The most alarming feature in the case is that warning voices have not been heard in remonstrance, entreaties, and warnings. The eyes of God’s people seem to be blinded, while the church is fast drifting into the channel of worldliness. {4T 513}

The world must not be introduced into the church, and married to the church, forming a bond of unity. Through this means the church will become indeed corrupt, and as stated in Revelation, “a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” [Rev. 18:2 = Babylon] {TM 265.1}

Unfortunately, it has come as far as I showed in some of the articles in the Behind Enemy Lines section, especially in The Ecumenical Adventist. The organized part of the Adventist Church has connected itself with the other churches of the world, and thus technically it has already become Babylon. It does not matter whether or not this happened under the cover of an observer-only status. It rejected the warning messages of God and submitted to Rome. The words Ted Wilson always likes to repeat against ecumenism should have been followed by actions before probation for that part of the Church finally closed. As faith without works is dead, so are Ted Wilson and the Church that follows him condemned without works.

Throughout thousands of pages of the Spirit of Prophecy, Ellen White warned the church that it could only succeed by staying faithful to the counsel given it. Of all those pages, these unclean and hateful birds picked out only one quote which stands in a completely different context. In 1893, a Brother Stanton received an answer from Ellen White to his accusation that the church had become Babylon by forming an organized structure. We don’t promote that reasoning. Instead we have always warned that worldliness entering the church and the connection with the world through the ecumenical movement does make it Babylon according to Ellen White. God recorded the beginning of this sin through the brightest star in Orion, Rigel, and thus He spoke a clear warning: Turn back, before it is too late!

The third and worst Golden Calf is the filthy lucre of the organized church. It presumes to be the only storehouse where tithes and offerings should flow to. Again, it uses the well-known trick of repeating Ellen White’s statements torn from their context in order to cement their position at the expense of other statements coming from the same source. She also said what to do when the church leadership became unfaithful. The stupid church sheep that do not know who their real shepherd is are running along after them, throwing their money to Satan for him to print more deformed Great Controversy books. You should know what will happen to you if you do that. I refer you to the first chapter of Becky Knoll’s Truth Book, because it contains an extensive and actually true elaboration of this topic from within the Adventist church. I cannot add much more to it: Chapter 1 – G. Edward Reid, Tithe, and the Storehouse

The motto of the Adventist Church leaders is effectively: Whoever touches these three Golden Calves of Adventism has to be silenced. Thus they follow the Babylonian example. The punishment for all of the Church’s transgressions against the few faithful ones who are still in it waiting for a cleansing to happen cannot be kept back any longer and will be more horrible than the most daring human mind can imagine.

When the Four Angels Let Loose

This article series will show what will happen when the door of mercy closes for the entire world. The majority of mankind would surely like to avoid the wrath of God, but it will even be poured out on the vast majority of the members of the Adventist Church. Daniel’s timelines set it for October 25, 2015. Everyone should know that their only escape is to obey God’s instructions in all four angels’ messages. The very last warning shortly before the closing of the door of probation is the loud sixth trumpet with the four rushing winds. It will be one more urgent warning that one last short time will have started, where repentance is still possible.

And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:15)

When these four angels are released, one-third of humanity will be affected; they warn very loudly. The fifth, sixth, and seventh trumpets are described as “woes” because their consequences will be terrible. We can see that with increasing intensity every woe becomes worse. In the fifth trumpet, we have pain but still no death (which in symbolic form doesn’t mean nobody will die). In the sixth, we will already have to face the death of a third part of mankind (which again, in symbolic form, does not mean that instantly a third of all people will die). And at the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet, it is over for everyone who hasn’t already repented (then there is really no turning back). Let’s re-read the events of the beginning of the sixth trumpet (the second woe) in their whole context.

One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:12-15)

These verses refer to the last warning before the great time of trouble, during which the plagues will fall. Its beginning is marked in Orion by the star Saiph, which points to the year 2014, as a range of time from autumn 2014 to autumn 2015. Thus, Saiph points not only to autumn 2014 as the beginning of the last phase of the sealing of the 144,000, but also to the Day of Atonement High Sabbath of October 24, 2015. In the Shadows of the Sacrifices articles, we biblically calculated the duration of the time of the plagues to be exactly 372 days. The first seven days of the period correspond to when Noah was closed inside the ark before any rain fell. The door of grace will close seven days before the plagues fall, and that corresponds to October 17/18, 2015. The last of the 144,000 will have been sealed by that time and Jesus will have finished His intercession and left the Most Holy Place on October 24, 2015.

What exactly will happen on October 25, 2015? How are the plagues to be interpreted? What will cause them? Where will they come from?

Adventists know that “the golden altar which is before God” is the altar of incense, where the prayers of the saints ascend for Jesus to bring them to the Father. This is a description of the services and equipment of the heavenly sanctuary. Thus John saw processes relating to heaven. The only One who can speak “from the golden altar of incense” is our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. He commands the angel with the sixth trumpet to unleash the four other angels. This means that Jesus Himself determines when the last warning begins before the closing of the door of mercy, and we know that He will do it before He throws down the censer of His intercessory service. (Once again, we see how absurd it is to assume that Jesus does not know the time, even though He Himself gave these Revelations to John in the year 90 A.D.)

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

Pay attention to how close before the vials of plagues are poured out that the four winds are going to be loosed! Ellen White sees it as if it will be almost the same time, but we know that the trumpets are “warnings mingled with mercy,” therefore the loosing of the four winds cannot point to the beginning of the plagues. That is why she says “and then.” You really have to read attentively not to make mistakes!

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

We will show in later articles that in the judgment cycle, there is also a sixth trumpet for the Adventists themselves. Therefore, this section contains a terrible warning for the nominal Adventists who once kept the Sabbath, but let go of it in the little time of trouble because they had never learned what it means to be faithful to the commandments of God. Their devotion was already lacking; they had failed to keep the health message and didn’t follow the advice of God’s messenger, for example to live in the country. They thought they could still prepare quickly when the Sunday Law finally came, but it was too late. They had no foundation and their houses were built on sand. When the four winds in the little time of trouble began to blow, they despised the last warning, lost their footing and were swallowed by the quicksand of their fleeting faith.

Our eyes should be directed upward when we see things start to happen, but almost no one follows Jesus’ advice in that regard. We do because we know that the verses of Revelation are pointing especially to the happenings in the heavenly sanctuary, which is located in the Holy City in the open space in Orion: the Orion Nebula.

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

As we read on in this section, we see that Ellen White clearly shows us that the warning before the plagues does not originate on earth only, but it is about events that have their origin especially in the heavens or firmament:

I saw that the powers of earth are now being shaken and that events come in order. War, and rumors of war, sword, famine, and pestilence are first to shake the powers of earth, then the voice of God will shake the sun, moon, and stars, and this earth also. I saw that the shaking of the powers in Europe is not, as some teach, the shaking of the powers of heaven, but it is the shaking of the angry nations. {EW 41.2}

The whole purpose of this vision was stated at its beginning:

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

It clearly speaks about events having to do with the stars, sun and moon. When in 2010 the voice of God from Orion started to preach the nearness of the coming of Jesus and thus the time of the plagues, it should have perked the ears of Adventists long before now since they have had such precious treasures in their possession.

Therefore, we should look foremost in the heavens rather than only on the earth for the four angels that are bound in the great river Euphrates. The heavenly counterpart of the Euphrates river is the stream that emanates from the throne of God, which I showed on slide 165 of the Orion presentation:

The Fiery StreamFigure 1 – The Fiery Stream (slide 165 of the Orion presentation)

It is only logical that the four angels who receive the command to release the four winds from the angel with the sixth trumpet must also be located in Orion. And we already know them! These are the four angels who represent the wounds of Jesus in His hands and feet and are often referred to as the shoulder and foot stars of Orion. These four seraphim not only point out times on the Holy Clock, but they also symbolize His character. They are the living creatures, the lion, the calf, the man and the eagle or the stars Saiph, Betelgeuse, Bellatrix and Rigel, respectively (see slide 173).

The Marks of JesusFigure 2 – The Marks of Jesus (slide 173 of the Orion presentation)

The heavenly Euphrates which they are bound to is the “crimson stream that reconciled man to God.” Only Jesus has the authority to give the order to unleash the four angels from those shores.

The Hand of the Giant

The following Bible text, which normally is only read superficially, tells us that the plagues are associated with one of the four living creatures, and thus one of the four stars:

And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. (Revelation 15:5-8)

My guess is that you’ve never connected this verse with Orion before, and therefore you could not have known the nature of the seven last plagues. You didn’t understand that when God says heaven, He means heaven, and thus the sun, moon and stars.

We should think about which of the four shoulder or foot stars of the Orion constellation will fill the vials of the seven plague angels and be the source of all seven plagues. The Spirit of Prophecy helps us:

Then I saw that the seven last plagues were soon to be poured out upon those who have no shelter; yet the world regarded them no more than they would so many drops of water that were about to fall. I was then made capable of enduring the awful sight of the seven last plagues, the wrath of God. I saw that His anger was dreadful and terrible, and if He should stretch forth His hand, or lift it in anger, the inhabitants of the world would be as though they had never been, or would suffer from incurable sores and withering plagues that would come upon them, and they would find no deliverance, but be destroyed by them. Terror seized me, and I fell upon my face before the angel and begged of him to cause the sight to be removed, to hide it from me, for it was too dreadful. Then I realized, as never before, the importance of searching the Word of God carefully, to know how to escape the plagues which that Word declares shall come on all the ungodly who shall worship the beast and his image and receive his mark in their foreheads or in their hands. It was a great wonder for me that any could transgress the law of God and tread down His holy Sabbath, when such awful threatenings and denunciations were against them. {EW 64.2}

BetelgeusePlease take another look at Figure 2. There we had two stars, representing the wounds of Jesus in His hands: Betelgeuse and Bellatrix. If we investigate their ancient Arabic names, we find a surprise. While in Arabic, Bellatrix is called Al Najid (the Conqueror), and has nothing to do with a hand in any language, the significance of Betelgeuse is quite clear:

The star’s name is derived from the Arabic يد الجوزاء Yad al-Jauzā’, meaning “the Hand of al-Jauzā’”, i.e. Orion…

In other cultures we find the reference to “Orion’s” hand:

  • al-Yad al-Yamīn / ‏اليد اليمين‎ (the right hand)
  • Ied Algeuze (Orion’s hand)

Once again, we see how precise God is with His Word. It was Jesus’ right hand that He raised to give the Advent people the health message, to keep them from the world and worldliness. And it is His right hand that will smite the world with the plagues—the world that rejected His help of a meatless diet and did not prepare for life in heaven, where there will be no more death (even of animals).

Then Jesus would encourage them by raising His glorious right arm, and from His arm came a light which waved over the Advent band, and they shouted, “Alleluia!” Others rashly denied the light behind them and said that it was not God that had led them out so far. The light behind them went out, leaving their feet in perfect darkness, and they stumbled and lost sight of the mark and of Jesus, and fell off the path down into the dark and wicked world below. {EW 14.1}

The health reform, I was shown, is a part of the third angel’s message and is just as closely connected with it as are the arm and hand with the human body.—Testimonies For The Church 1:486 (1867). {LDE 80.4}

I’ve been asked many times if it is important for the martyrs and the 144,000 to follow the Adventist health message, at least to respect the basic principles to abstain from things such as meat-eating, drugs (including nicotine, tea and coffee) and alcohol. Here you have the answer, and you have to immediately follow the light that shines on your path if you will be victorious. There is no time to be hesitating. If this doesn’t become clear to you by the end of this article series, then no further reading will help either. It would be wasted effort.

At this point, I’d like to remind you of God’s warning to all of those who revile the messages of His Holy Spirit and take lightly the Son of God, who speaks from Orion:

He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10:28-31)

Pay attention to this text:

See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. (Hebrews 12:25-26)

Signs in Heaven

There must be signs in the heavens that show us that something is happening in Orion. We should pay special attention to Betelgeuse as we search for those signs, because that is the star that shows the most important character trait of Jesus... it corresponds to the calf that was slain, representing His sacrifice and His blood.

First, it is striking that Betelgeuse is a red giant, and thus fits perfectly to illustrate sacrifice. It pointed to 1914 where there was a dispute among the brethren followed by a division into two camps. A rift was made in the Adventist church, and separation followed. (I’m not talking about the founding of the Reform church which should not have happened, but of the split between different doctrinal views.) The Lord will cause separation again the same way. This time it will be the separation of His people from the people of Satan, and it will be completed just before the great day of wrath:

He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. (Revelation 22:11)

The imagery goes even further... The fifth seal speaks especially of the blood of those who gave their testimony for the Word of God:

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Revelation 6:9-11)

This seal that we have before us has always foretold of its own repetition. Two times of special persecution for the testimony for the Word of God show us both the classical interpretation in the time of the Reformation in Europe as well as the time of the Judgment of the Living, which culminates in the little time of trouble when Pope Francis will surpass his predecessors from the Dark Ages in their inquisitions and cruel torture. Like in the classical interpretation, the fifth seal began with a great message of reform that would quickly lead to intensifying persecution: this time it was the Orion Message, which Jesus sent at the beginning of 2010, so His people would be saved from the false doctrines that corrupt the Advent people. Instead of accepting the message joyfully, its messengers suffered the heaviest persecution at the hands of their brethren, like the reformers of past ages before them. The initial spiritual killing of the brethren by silencing their mouth will lead up to physical killing, through different levels up to the death decree.

The first sign in heaven which the Adventists should have paid attention to was the Orion Message itself!

Of course, the souls of the slain only speak symbolically here. Since 31 A.D., Jesus has been ministering in the heavenly sanctuary, and that is where the “prayers” of the slain come to the altar. So we should pay attention to whether or not there is a sign that began during a period about 500 to 600 years ago, before the Reformation. It should be a sign that shows that Jesus will end His intercession in our near future and will put on the garments of His vengeance, which for a long time has been cried for.

The classical sixth seal shows some signs in the sky (and on earth) that have already been decoded:

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. (Revelation 6:12-13)

We find the classical interpretation, for example, at The Mustard Seed (translated):

THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE

First we must ask ourselves when the 6th seal happens. It must be after the Reformation, at the time when the Roman empire was coming to an end. During this time, there was an exceptionally strong earthquake that has become historically known as “the Lisbon earthquake”. It struck on November 1, 1755. The city was transformed into a debris field by three successive earthquakes. Up to 90,000 people lost their lives. The resulting tsunami tore over the West African coast taking caravans into the sea. The tremors were felt strongly in North Africa, France and Central Europe. The earth has not been at rest since that time. The number and intensity of earthquakes are still rising. The earthquake that triggered the Fukushima disaster on March 11, 2011 had a magnitude of 9.0, a magnitude that had never been registered before. The impact of the earthquake on December 26, 2004 in Thailand was even greater, which claimed several hundred thousand victims through the resulting tsunami. We are reminded of the words of the prophet Isaiah in the Bible: “The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.” Isa 24.20

DARKENING OF THE SUN

After the great Lisbon earthquake, the well-known “dark day” came on May 19, 1780, following the sequence of the 6th seal. On that day, a strange darkness extended over all of New England. The darkening began at 10 o’clock in the morning and lasted until the middle of the following night. To date, the true cause of the phenomenon is unknown. The stars could be seen shining, but in the morning such darkness came that work had to be stopped, although the sun was visible the whole time. The darkness of the following evening was the deepest that has ever been observed. The moon appeared blood red, which no one could explain.

THE FALLING STARS OF 1833

On November 13, 1833 there was a huge meteor shower that far exceeded the greatness of all previous appearances of this type. The number of observed shooting stars that night was estimated at about 500,000. The whole sky seemed to be a rain of fire. For the generation then living, these natural phenomena were clear indications of the imminent coming of Jesus. They came in the same order revealed to John in the 6th seal. Perhaps these signs will repeat again, more impressively and to a greater extent when the powers of the heavens will be shaken immediately before the return of Christ. Jesus wants all who eagerly await His coming to be filled with hope by these signs, as Luke reports. “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28

Amazingly, that brother also sees the pending repetition of this seal, but without going into the Jericho model that we discovered. On slide 101-106 of the Orion presentation, we have presented the repetition of the sixth seal and the signs which have already occurred since march 11, 2011, like the great earthquake of east Japan, the darkening of the sun in July of 2013 through a huge coronal hole which seemed to devour almost a fourth part of our sun, and the blood moon tetrad since April 15, 2014. We also pointed to the next sign, the falling of the stars which has to come soon now. It represents the fireball event, which Ellen White saw in two different visions.

Adventists should have paid better attention to these signs in heaven, which are named like a countdown in the sixth seal, because they should have learned from history which repeats!

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

Over and over again, we are accused of teaching without a biblical foundation. Yet, over and over again we see that those people have never tried to look at our complete foundational works, like History Repeats. Of course the Orion PowerPoint presentation doesn’t contain thousands of explanatory slides; it has links to the deeper studies. But they throw it into their self-made inferno without any further study. In so doing, they repeat what King Jehoiakim of Judah did with the scroll of Jeremiah (chapter 36) and burn it. Thus the judgment on the Jehoiakim of today will sound the same:

Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost. (Jeremiah 36:30)

Ted Wilson will have no descendants on the “throne” of the General Conference, and his body will not be buried. The next elections would be in 2015, but the General Conference will no longer exist by that time.

Isaiah tells us what will happen to the disloyal during the millennium on earth while the redeemed are enjoying the kingdom of heaven:

And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. (Isaiah 66:24)

Something must happen that will be so terrible that people do not even have time to bury their dead.

The author of The Mustard Seed, though actually wise, makes some little mistakes navigating the waters and explains that the other parts of the sixth (classical) seal have not been fulfilled yet, and should be fulfilled in the near future. However, his claim is only correct for the repetition of the sixth seal, which takes place at the moment. The reason is that the expectations of the Millerites for the great day of the wrath of God was on October 22/23, 1844, and the heaven which Hiram Edson saw open on that day was the first (though incomplete) fulfillment of the sixth classical seal. We can only apply this text to us in the repetition of the sixth seal in the heavenly judgment day, which is the seventh day of Jericho…

The words of the 6th seal end with another announcement.

And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (Revelation 6:14-17)

With these verses, our gaze is directed towards the future. Our attention is drawn to events that lie ahead and will happen just like those that have already been fulfilled. Immediately before and during Jesus’ second coming unimaginable forces are set in motion that will shift the mountains and islands themselves and cause them to disappear. ... This is the first time the wrath of God and of the Lamb is mentioned, from whom the people will seek shelter. They realize that they have made the wrong choice and are now without protection from His wrath. No one will stand before God, who is not covered by the mercy and grace of the Lamb. Probation is finally over; repentance and prayer cannot help anymore. The decision is final. God’s wrath is poured out to its full extent on the despisers to whom salvation was offered....

Since part of the 6th seal has already been fulfilled, the coming of our Lord can’t be long. This should move us to eagerly study God’s Word and prepare thoroughly for that day.

So we expect a terrible event in the end of the repetition of the sixth seal, which will make it clear to the people that the wrath of the Lamb, the plagues, are now imminent. What will set these unimaginable forces in motion? What will shift the mountains and islands? YouTube and the Internet are full of ideas from people who aren’t Seventh-day Adventists, because Adventists don’t even believe anymore that Jesus is coming soon, and thus such questions are of no interest to them. Having many different theories, however, does not make it easier to assign the correct event to the biblical truth. Nevertheless, we have already found biblical evidence indicating that it has something to do with the star Betelgeuse.

Jesus also tells us in what order the events will come:

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened [coronal hole of July 2013], and the moon shall not give her light [blood moon tetrad since April 15, 2014], and the stars shall fall from heaven [fireballs?], and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken [Betelgeuse?]: (Matthew 24:29)

That refers to the little time of trouble, which will have taken place before the time of plagues, and that gives us more confidence that the first signs of the classical sixth seal are repeating now shortly before the close of probation.

The first four plagues speak about a terrible physical punishment for mankind. They lead into the remaining three plagues (Revelation 16:10-21), which speak about the destruction of Rome, the intention to execute the death decree against Sabbath-keepers, the earthquake at Jesus’ coming, and the hail which will then destroy the rest of mankind. Can we attribute all of the mentioned physical effects on the earth and on mankind to one and the same cause?

A warning is in order at this point. We are accustomed to reading biblical texts that were written thousands of years ago with detachment. “For a long time nothing happened, so we think it will not happen to us either.” Peter explicitly warns us not to think this way:

...Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (2 Peter 3:4)

Yet, I must warn those who get scared easily. It is one thing to read the “usual” apocalyptic plague scenarios in the Bible or about the catastrophic destruction theories of the scientific community independent of their relation to reality and the timing of actual events, and something completely different to face with strong faith an imminent event that could really wipe out all known life on this planet and will strike one’s own person in a short timeframe.

We are now offering you the red pill of truth about Betelgeuse. Whoever wants to wake up from his slumber and feels strong enough to look into the eyes of a monster may do it safely. The Lord gives these warnings for a reason. He wants you to wake up at last and see the reality of His coming and face with courage the terrible events that have to come first. He does not want you to be afraid; He wants you to be ready to go through all of this to prove your gratitude for Jesus’ sacrifice with your testimony for God, out of the love you have for Him. The reward is protection against this event. However, it was promised only to the Philadelphian church, the church of the 144,000:

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. (Revelation 3:10)

Those who prefer to keep on sleeping can stay with the blue pills, distributed (almost) free of charge by the three croaking wide-mouth unclean frogs: Ted Wilson with his Spiritual Formation (the dragon), the organized Adventist Church along with the other fallen former Protestant churches (the false prophet), and the “humble” Jesuit Pope Francis with his ecumenical gospel to the poor (the beast).

The following is still directed to those churches—the dead Sardis and Laodicea (the Adventist Church and the apostate Protestant churches, respectively):

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. (Revelation 3:3)

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:15-20)

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