The Last Countdown

In the previous article, the first part of the “genetic code” of God’s faithful was examined. It represents the character development of those who will receive eternal life, which in the last days will require a martyr’s death.

In contrast, the remaining triplets in the HSL will show the character of God’s other faithful group of people, the 144,000, who will not taste of death. Those who would be among the 144,000 must develop a character above and beyond that of the martyrs because they have a special purpose and mission that requires more of them. They must possess a character that matches all of the remaining “codons” in addition to the foregoing ones.

The Angel of Revelation 18 that lightens the earth with His glory is none other than the Holy Spirit who came on the scene in a special way beginning at the previous waymark of 1888, and began a special work of sifting the Seventh-day Adventist Church to find the few remaining souls in it who would be candidates for the 144,000. Each of the following “codons” represents a core doctrine of the 144,000. Those who accept these doctrines will be candidates for the 144,000 while those who reject them will disqualify themselves from belonging to this special group.

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Figure 1 – Two “Gene” Sequences within the HSL

This article will explore the details of each of the remaining triplets and what they mean for the 144,000.

The Spirit of Prophecy

HSL-SOPEllen G. White was a prophet (prophetess) in the truest sense of the word. She received visions from God. She foresaw not only events of the distant future, but also into the secret meetings and personal lives of people in her day in order to guard and guide the flock of God.

Those who reject the inspiration of Ellen White do so at their own peril, as her writings serve to safeguard those who heed them from the snares of the enemy. For some reason the church leaders changed their opinion of Ellen White at some point, and after the 1888 fiasco they sent her to Australia in an act that shows how little they wanted her.

Ellen White died in 1915, the first year of this triplet. Her death was a test for the organized Church, and sadly showed that they were happy to be free from her restraining influence. Seemingly as quickly as they could, in 1917 the General Conference drafted their first statement of cooperation with the other (fallen) churches of the world against the counsel of the late Ellen White. It was just a small seed of compromise, called a Comity Declaration, wherein the church promised to cooperate with other denominations in their missionary efforts in Asia and Africa (Resolutions, Statements, and Other Texts, p. 31). Although the results of this new spirit of cooperation would not be seen for many years, the fact that it began with the rejection of Ellen White’s counsel clearly illustrates the importance of living up to the light we have through the Spirit of Prophecy.

An error dangerous enough to be called the “alpha” that Ellen White met a few years before her death was the subtle pantheistic thought expressed in J. H. Kellogg’s then-new book titled The Living Temple. Ellen White warned:

Living Temple contains the alpha of these theories. I knew that the omega would follow in a little while; and I trembled for our people. {1SM 203}

We will come back to that subject as we explore a later triplet, but the lesson in these years is to take seriously the testimonies of God’s prophets, because they are delivering His words for the edification of His people. In this day and age when the opinions of “doctors” of the various fields of study are esteemed higher than the Word of Inspiration, this “genetic marker” illuminates the necessity for God’s people to be able to differentiate His voice from mere ideas of men.

Besides an untold number of prophecies for our day, Ellen White also gave us countless volumes of advice for all areas of practical life. It is not always that a person fails of attaining to the standard because they reject the Spirit of Prophecy, but often that they reject the Spirit of Prophecy because they have failed to be willing to climb to the standard. This “codon” does not find a counterpart in the makeup of the character “DNA” of those who are not willing to sacrifice in practical matters, and therefore their unfitness sifts them out from those who will belong to the 144,000.

Last Generation Theology

HSL-LGTIt was during this triplet of years (1937, specifically) that M. L. Andreasen presented his work to the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. There were false doctrines being introduced into the ranks of the church at that time. Andreasen not only refuted them, but built upon the foundation of Righteousness by Faith set by Jones and Waggoner to show that the church has a special “Mission: Impossible” to accomplish in the last days.

When Satan rebelled in heaven, he accused God of two things:

  1. God’s character is not of self-denying love.
  2. God’s law is unjust and cannot be obeyed by created beings.

God has allowed himself to be put on trial, and the court of heaven is in the process of settling the case.

In the opening of the great controversy, Satan had declared that the law of God could not be obeyed, that justice was inconsistent with mercy, and that, should the law be broken, it would be impossible for the sinner to be pardoned. {DA 761}

In giving His Son to humanity, and by the Son of God humbling Himself to become a man to serve the needs of His creatures, God illustrated the character of His law and of Himself.

Pardoning, redeeming love is brought to view in Christ Jesus. Satan had misrepresented the character of God, and it was necessary that a correct representation should be made to worlds unfallen, to angels, and to men. Satan had declared that God knew nothing of self-denial, of mercy and love, but that he was stern, exacting, and unforgiving. Satan never tested the forgiving love of God; for he never exercised genuine repentance. His representations of God were incorrect; he was a false witness, an accuser of Christ, and an accuser of all those who throw off the Satanic yoke, and come back to render willing allegiance to the God of heaven. {RH March 9, 1897, par. 3}

The perfect obedience of Jesus to the law, however, could not meet Satan’s accusation that God’s law cannot be kept by created beings, for Jesus was not a created being. Angels, although they are created beings, could not fill the role because they are biased in regard to the case as they were there when it happened and have a vested interest in the verdict. Independent witnesses were thus needed to serve as witnesses and jurors in the case, and humanity was created to fill that very role.

Mankind was created after the controversy in heaven, so the members of the human race could serve as unbiased judges. After the Fall, humanity became biased toward evil, and it became necessary for Jesus to redeem the race to restore them to their unbiased state. One who is redeemed is again unbiased but has first-hand knowledge of both sides of the case, qualifying them for their role in the judgment.

The prophets through the ages have given some clues to understand these things, but it was Andreasen, whose studies were obviously led by the Holy Spirit, that really painted the picture of how the 144,000 are to serve as witnesses for God the Father, demonstrating that the Law of God is just and can be kept in righteousness even by sinful created beings through faith.

In that fearful time the righteous must live in the sight of a holy God without an intercessor. {GC 614}

That is the purpose and calling of the 144,000, and therefore anyone who will not accept this mission thereby disqualifies himself or herself from being among this group. The 144,000 would not be the 144,000 without possessing the character trait represented by this triplet in the “genetic sequence” of the HSL, for it represents their very purpose for existence.

The Human Nature of Jesus Christ

HSL-LGTOne of the strongest attacks against personal sanctification is the false doctrine that Jesus came in the likeness of sinless flesh, because if he took on sinless flesh, he had an advantage in living a sinless life that we do not enjoy, and therefore we feel hopeless to ever overcome. This false doctrine (among others) was adopted into our church and made public through the publishing of the book “Seventh-day Adventists Answer Questions on Doctrine” and later by “Seventh-day Adventists Believe…” which re-wrote the erroneous doctrines in more general, less objectionable language that is sufficiently vague so that it is difficult to argue against.

In fact, the Word of Truth says that Jesus came in the likeness of sinful flesh, and was tempted in all the points that we are, and overcame for the specific purpose of our sanctification:

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:3-4)

And:

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)

The heroic fight of Andreasen against the false doctrines of the decade ended in this triplet of years, 1959 being the tenth anniversary of the year that triggered the whole crisis, and the first year after a GC session where Andreasen was noticeably not a delegate. The following year, 1960, the Review conspicuously and repeatedly left out Andreasen’s books from their list of good books, and in 1961, the church suspended his ministerial credentials. Through all this, he remained steadfast and faithful not only to God but also to the church that so injured him. The year after this waymark Andreasen died—as many say, of a broken heart.

Ellen White was faithful to her duty as a guardian of the flock. She makes the dimensions and duration of the sacrifice of Jesus painstakingly clear:

Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally. {DA 669}

By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan’s purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man; but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound Himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son.” John 3:16. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice; He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only-begotten Son to become one of the human family, forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder.” God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the “Son of man” who shares the throne of the universe. It is the “Son of man” whose name shall be called, “Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6. The I AM is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. He who is “holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,” is not ashamed to call us brethren. Hebrews 7:26; 2:11. In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite Love. {DA 25}

The 144,000 will understand the doctrine of the human nature of Jesus, which Andreasen literally gave his dying efforts fighting for. Like every other “codon,” this one serves as a test to separate those who in humility recognize the full magnitude of the sacrifice that Jesus made for them from those who prefer to put Jesus above temptation in order to excuse themselves from His impeccable standard.

The Personality of the Holy Spirit

HSL-PHSMany are now falling into the trap of rejecting that the Holy Spirit is a Person. They would be safe if they simply trusted the clear words of inspiration:

Personality of the Holy Spirit—We need to realize that the Holy Spirit, who is as much a person as God is a person, is walking through these grounds.—Manuscript 66, 1899 (From a talk to the students at the Avondale School.).

The Holy Spirit is a person, for He beareth witness with our spirits that we are the children of God. When this witness is borne, it carries with it its own evidence. At such times we believe and are sure that we are the children of God....

The Holy Spirit has a personality, else He could not bear witness to our spirits and with our spirits that we are the children of God. He must also be a divine person, else He could not search out the secrets which lie hidden in the mind of God. “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”—Manuscript 20, 1906. {Evangelism 616}

It is the Person of the Holy Spirit which works in our lives to sanctify us, and it is He who has enlightened the church beginning with the message of Righteousness by Faith down to the Present Truth. The mighty angel of Revelation 18 is none other than the Holy Spirit Himself! Those who reject the personality of the Holy Spirit reject the very means necessary to fit them to be among the 144,000.

Have you ever wondered why the anti-Trinitarian beliefs are attractive? There is something appealing about the idea that the Holy Spirit is not a person but rather some kind of power that exudes from God the Father and Son. It is appealing precisely because it is promised to us, too, which means that if God exudes this power, and this power is promised to humanity, it is implied that humanity can have the power of God! This is nothing more than the age-old lie of Satan that “ye shall be like gods.”

Indeed the Spirit is promised to the faithful, not as a power to be wielded, but as a Person to be received. We submit our will to Him as Christ’s representative, and that is how Jesus lives in us.

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

In the first year of this triplet (1986) the church participated in the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi, mingling their prayers with those of every imaginable false religion of the world. This event showed the church’s descent into total worldliness. Those who will stand faithful to God must be separate from the world. Again Ellen White’s counsel is a safeguard for those who will develop a Godly character:

Intense worldliness has been one of Satan’s most successful temptations. He designs to keep the hearts and minds of men so engrossed with worldly attractions that there will be no room for heavenly things. He controls their minds in their love of the world. Earthly things eclipse the heavenly, and put the Lord out of their sight and understanding. False theories and false gods are cherished in the place of the true. Men are charmed with the glitter and tinsel of the world. They are so attached to the things of the earth that many will commit any sin in order to gain some worldly advantage. {1SM 254}

Indeed, after compromising its distinctive doctrines in the preceding years, the church finally committed the sin of joining the ecumenical movement in order to gain “worldly advantage.” To see how this is all connected, all you have to do is run an image search for the word “peace” and you will find that the dove symbol ranks very highly. It is used as a symbol for the peace movement. Why the dove? Because the dove is a symbol for the Holy Spirit, as it rested upon Jesus:

And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. (John 1:32)

Now you can see that the world’s prayers for peace are really prayers for the power of the Holy Spirit devoid of His Personality. The motives behind the peace movement are to establish a one-world government (the NWO). Under the guise of praying for peace, they are really praying for absolute power while retaining self-will, which is the diabolical opposite of the humble submission of self-will to a personal God.

It is more than merely interesting that this apostasy is marked by the identical “codon” that followed the “alpha” of deadly heresies contained in J. H. Kellogg’s 1903 book The Living Temple. Indeed, the denial of the Person of the Holy Spirit is that surprising “omega” that is sweeping many (even including Adventists) down the currents of false religion. The idea that man can exude the power of God without His Person is another way of couching pantheism in terms that are subtle enough to deceive even the very elect if it were possible.

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. (Genesis 3:1-5)

The Holy Spirit sanctifies (sets apart from the world). The fact that the “base pairs” of this HSL triplet match those of the 1915-1917 triplet also teaches the lesson that the smallest seed of compromise with the world will eventually bear the fruit of total worldliness. The statement of cooperation with other denominations drafted in 1917 eventually resulted in full participation in the ecumenical movement.

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Figure 2 – Identical “base pairs” in the S.o.P. and P.H.S. triplets.

In summary, the 144,000 will not only allow the Holy Spirit to sanctify them, but they will also recognize that He is a Person, the third of the Godhead, the representative of Jesus Christ. This is critical, because the Holy Spirit is the instrumental one in these last days, and the 144,000 must know Him.

The Last Call to Adventism

HSL-OHCThe final “codon” pertaining to the organized Adventist Church represents the last call that was given to the organized Church to recognize the sins that had entered it over the years, to repent, and to take their stand as the faithful. The “base pairs” of this triplet are identical to the S.D.A. triplet when the organization was established, and thus marks the end of its opportunities to corporately repent.

This threefold message of repentance came over the span of three years, and each message is distinct yet they are all related. They will each be covered in detail in separate sections below.

The response of the Adventist Church leadership to these messages was to denounce, ridicule, scorn, and even search out and harass its adherents. If they could, they would have no doubt forcibly stopped the messages (indeed they sent letters to their churches warning them against the “heresy”). Many individuals (non-leaders) demonstrated behaviors of the same caliber, which would have been shocking to see coming from the unconverted, let alone professed Seventh-day Adventist Christians.

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Figure 3 – Identical “base pairs” in the S.D.A. and O.H.C. triplets.

Of those who were at least decent in their behavior, the single most common objection was the time-setting argument. Never mind that they used quotes completely opposite of their contextual meaning. While I could fill page after page unraveling their arguments, one scripture ought to suffice for the honest reader:

And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. (Luke 19:41-44)

It is no wonder that the HSL connects this triplet, which brings time messages, with the founding of the Adventist Church. Not only is the name “Adventist” a distinctive reference to the earnest expectation of the Second Coming (a time-sensitive stance), but the church was founded on the very principles of Biblical time prophecy as it emerged from the Millerite Movement!

The anti-Trinitarians were another class which dismissed the messages out of hand because, of course, it confirms the third Person of the Godhead in so many ways. This is a stark illustration of how each “codon” represents a standard to test the character. Those who do not rise to the standard of the previous ones cannot meet up to this one.

The class of those who tentatively accepted the messages out of fear that the warnings might be correct later rejected them when “nothing happened” at the time specified. They had little interest in further study and (as in 1844) they rashly denied that God had been leading. They threw the baby out with the bath water, failing to follow the movements in the Heavenly Sanctuary just like the vast majority of the Millerites did.

I had the grave misfortune of hearing an entire Sabbath “worship” service wherein was preached the total denial of time-setting. It was on the 167th anniversary to the day: October 22, 2011. During the entire Sabbath School and Divine Service, every other voice repeated the sentiment “we learned our lesson from 1844…nobody can know when Jesus will come!” Our pioneers would have turned over in their graves. The church at large has denied how God was working through the movement all over again, and failed to turn their attention to the heavenly sanctuary. Those who rejected the messages of the 2010-2012 triplet because “nothing happened” at the expected time belong to the same group; they also denied that God was in the movement, and failed to see the changes in the heavenly sanctuary.

At the end of the day, just a few souls from the organized Church accepted these last sifting messages. The following sections will summarize each respective message, and what they mean to the 144,000 who are sealed by them.

The Orion Message

The Clock of God in Orion is just that: a clock. Clocks tell time, thus it is a time message by its very nature. Ellen White prophesied of this message in the following passages:

Soon we heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming. {EW 15}

…then we could look up through the open space in Orion, whence came the voice of God. {EW 41}

Seven stars comprise Orion (not including what is commonly recognized as the head). The hand and feet stars symbolize the wounds Jesus received for us, which point like clock-hands to the times when the organized Church hurt their Savior. Those who realize that their personal failures are represented in the corporate mistakes of the Church begin to see Jesus in Orion interceding for them personally.

Judgment Day (the Day of Atonement) has been going on since 1844. Israelites were expected on the Day of Atonement to purify themselves and search their hearts to make sure all of their sins had been cleansed. Those who were unworthy were cut off from the camp. Each time throughout Adventist history when the Church failed, it should have been cut off, but four times Jesus cried “Hold!” to the destroying angels and pleaded “My blood!” for His people.

I saw four angels who had a work to do on the earth, and were on their way to accomplish it. Jesus was clothed with priestly garments. He gazed in pity on the remnant, then raised His hands, and with a voice of deep pity cried, “My blood, Father, My blood, My blood, My blood!” Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from God, who sat upon the great white throne, and was shed all about Jesus. Then I saw an angel with a commission from Jesus, swiftly flying to the four angels who had a work to do on the earth, and waving something up and down in his hand, and crying with a loud voice, Hold! Hold! Hold! Hold! until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads.” {EW 38}

Each of those four points represent the four aspects of Christ’s character, the Lion, the Calf, the Eagle, and the Man. Jesus is King of Heaven (Eagle) and Earth (Lion), our great Sacrifice (Calf), and our Brother (a Man) forever. Going around the Clock as we study the message, we see what it means to attain to or fall short of the character of Jesus. Thus, the clock represents our sanctification, or the process of developing a character like our Savior. The above quote even hints that this message is the sealing message, which means that it has to do with the character development of the 144,000.

The High Sabbath List

The HSL is also called the Vessel of Time because it represents the history of the Church “Vessel” (or Church Ship as it is often called). It shows how the Holy Spirit often works with His church in special ways at special times, especially on Sabbaths, Sabbatical years, High Sabbaths, etc., as well as during ordinary times. God’s calendar is governed by two simple rules:

  1. The first day of the month begins with the first visible crescent as viewed at sunset from the temple mount in Jerusalem.
  2. The first month of the year begins after the spring equinox, or one month later if the barley is not mature or the previous year has not yet ended.

This foundational calendar knowledge makes it possible to verify many inspired accounts that were previously not possible to verify, as well as compute the High Sabbaths in Adventist history. Most importantly, the events surrounding the crucifixion in the year 31 A.D. are harmonized by this true calendar, and show that Jesus indeed rested in the tomb on the High Sabbath of May 26, 31 A.D. “for that sabbath day was an high day.” (John 19:31)

This fact illustrates that the important work that Jesus did to secure our justification was only one part of fulfilling the plan of salvation as symbolized in the feast days. The remaining feast days must yet be fulfilled by the 144,000 as they submit to the work of their sanctification through the Holy Spirit.

Within the paradigm of genetics, each of the “codons” of the HSL are made up of “base pairs” that are labeled according to the High Sabbath “nucleotides.” The N1, N2, and N3 “nucleotides” represent Nissan (first-month) High Sabbaths, while the T1 and T2 “nucleotides” represent Tishri (seventh-month) High Sabbaths. N2 corresponds to the first day of unleavened bread, which Jesus bracketed on both sides by the two most important events in human history: His death and His resurrection. Thus, Jesus is the basis for our interested search for possible years when the remaining High Sabbaths could be fulfilled. That search results in only two possibilities since Adventism began: the R.B.F. triplet which is confirmed prophetically (as shown in the previous article) and the T.L.C. triplet which shares the identical code. (All of the other “codons” in the HSL differ slightly in one “base pair” from the perfect fulfillment.) This shows once again that Jesus could have come in 1890 and that the last possible time for the 144,000 to fulfill their mission and usher in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is from 2013 to 2015.

The High Sabbaths give the 144,000 crucial insight into the timing of God’s plans, marking for example the exact day of the end of the Investigative Judgment and the beginning of the seven last plagues. The detailed knowledge of the calendar is in part what leads to the date of the Second Coming. Far from being trivia, the knowledge obtained from the HSL will help the 144,000 to distinguish the counterfeit working of the enemy of souls. The false christ, the false plagues that will precede him, the false worship, etc. will all be easily distinguished from the direct work of God, for:

Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)

The HSL confirms the dates in the Orion Clock, either directly or indirectly. The two messages are complementary, as the Holy Spirit (whose work is represented by the HSL) is the Representative of Jesus Christ, whose work is represented in Orion.

The Consequences of Failure of the 144,000

The Last Generation Theology pioneered by Andreasen was completed in 2012. Not only is the mission understood now, but the ramifications of failure have been made known. In allowing Himself to be put on trial, God has risked the possibility that the court will uphold the accusations against him. If God were to overrule the court, it would in any wise prove the accusations of Satan correct. If God does not win the case, sin will spread beyond the quarantine zone of Earth and into every distant reach of the universe. Thus God would be left with the following recourses:

  1. Recreate the universe again (until the next cycle of sin begins)
  2. Destroy the universe, and create robots instead
  3. Destroy the universe, and remain alone

What a disappointing and meaningless cycle of existence any of those options would be, especially for God who is characterized by selfless love! How could He go on not being able to spend eternity with those He loves? His final recourse would be to do what Jesus already proved that the Divine can do:

  1. “I lay down my life…” (John 10:17)

Which of those possibilities would you choose if you saw that all kinds of free-will creatures that you created and would ever create in the future would eventually decide not to love you? Even God’s personal well-being is at stake in the Great Controversy. God is love, but love cannot exist if it cannot be given.

The 144,000 need to realize what the Father is going through in order to vindicate Him in His great trial before the universe. With this understanding, and seeing that the un-fallen inhabitants of other worlds have a vested interest too, the words of Ellen White come into perspective:

The angels and the holy inhabitants of other worlds watch with intense interest the events taking place on this earth. {ST February 22, 1910, par. 3}

We must never forget that our high calling is beyond our ability.

We are laborers together with God. The frail instrument is nothing, but worked by the Holy Spirit man can accomplish much. All human effort combined is weakness without the deep moving of the Spirit of God. {2MR 38}

There is no one alive worthy of Christ’s sacrifice, of the blessing of the Holy Spirit, or of the Father’s selfless love. But this message, when it reaches the heart, is the message that lightens up the faces of God’s people. It is the last of the last messages to the Church. It is represented by the last “base pair” in the Church’s history. After this, there is only one more triplet, and it is not counted as belonging to the organized Church, nor does it contain a further message.

The O.H.C. Triplet in Summary

The Clock of God in Orion which came in 2010 shows us the standard of the character of Jesus Christ, who ministers in the heavenly sanctuary in the Orion nebula. By faith in Him the 144,000 will attain to the standard of His character. The Vessel of Time (or the High Sabbath List) which came in 2011 shows us the same standard of the character of Christ that the Holy Spirit wants to work out here in the earthly sanctuary. With hope in the sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit, the 144,000 will reflect the character He represents. And finally, the message of the justification of God through obedience and specifically the consequences of the failure, which came in 2012 shows the standard of the character of God the Father, who has staked the entire universe—saving nary His own Person—on His love for and confidence in His people. Through love for the Father who first loved them, the 144,000 will overcome every defect in their character.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13, NKJV)

This triplet of years represents the fourth angel’s message, which comes just in time to join the last work of the third angels’ message of Revelation 14:9-11, bringing with it the added mention of the errors that have entered the churches since 1844. Many have claimed to preach the third angels’ message with the added mention of the errors in the church, but never before has there been the prophetic basis for the specific identification of those errors as there is now through the Orion and HSL messages. Furthermore, the light of the fourth angel that was to lighten the world had not yet done so. But now, the fulfillment of the following prophecy is actually taking place:

I saw angels hurrying to and fro in heaven, descending to the earth, and again ascending to heaven, preparing for the fulfillment of some important event. Then I saw another mighty angel commissioned to descend to the earth, to unite his voice with the third angel, and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory. The light which attended this angel penetrated everywhere, as he cried mightily, with a strong voice, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is repeated, with the additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great work of the third angel’s message as it swells to a loud cry. And the people of God are thus prepared to stand in the hour of temptation, which they are soon to meet. I saw a great light resting upon them, and they united to fearlessly proclaim the third angel’s message. {EW 277}

As this triplet closes and these messages swell into the next, the experience of God’s people today parallels the experience of the Millerites. A detailed analysis of the repetition of the first and second angels’ messages will be given in the next article in this series.

The O.H.C. triplet represents the end of the “genetic sequence” and encodes a message for the people of God to prepare them for the end of the world. In His foreknowledge, and to safeguard against another rejection of the message like what happened in the 1888-1890 triplet, God designed one more redundant “stop codon” to immediately follow this one.

The Loud Cry

HSL-TLCThe last “codon” in the “DNA sequence” of the HSL forms a “double-stop codon” to guarantee an end to the “gene translation” process and finish the character development of God’s people. It is comprised of identical “base pairs” to the 1888-1890 triplet of years. It represents the fulfillment of all of the High Sabbaths except the one Jesus fulfilled in the tomb, and marks the time period of the Loud Cry. There is no further message associated with this triplet, but it represents the cumulative messages of all of the foregoing triplets in the “genome” of the HSL. This is when the martyrs must offer up their gift and the 144,000 must shine for the Father. These are the three prophetic days when Jesus must raise up the temple of His body (the 144,000) to demonstrate in the flesh what it means to overcome sin, and live faithfully to God as He did:

Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. (John 2:19)

 

RBF-TLC

Figure 4 – Identical “base pairs” in the R.B.F. and T.L.C. triplets

During this time, the 144,000 will learn to sing their new song (Revelation 14:3), which is their sealing by the messages prior to this triplet. They will strengthen the martyrs who will give their testimony by their blood. They must finish their work of preparation in time for the Judgment of the Living to end in the autumn of 2015, when all character development will cease with the pronouncement:

“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)

Then the plagues will come upon the world, which is the great time of trouble. The 144,000 must go through the last plagues, and remain faithful without an intercessor, demonstrating to the watching universe that God’s Law can be kept by created beings through faith in Jesus, who will afterward come in the clouds of glory on Shemini Atzeret in 2016. Then the “gene of eternal life” which will have been “replicated” in the 144,000 will culminate in their literal translation as they are changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. They will spend the Sabbath millennium with Jesus on the sea of glass (in the Orion nebula), after which Satan, his angels, and all the wicked will be destroyed and the world will be recreated.

The climax of their experience of rising out of the darkness of sin and into the light of righteousness (an experience which Jesus did not pass through) will seed the universe with the antidote to sin, to ensure that sin will not rise up a second time.

What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. (Nahum 1:9)

Thus God’s universe will shine in a glory brighter than it ever has before, and all the creatures throughout the boundless expanses of space will take part in the joy of that assurance. And all of the honor will go to Jesus Christ, who alone could make it possible.

…Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. (Revelation 5:12-13)

In these first two articles, I’ve tried to show the main characteristics expressed by the “codons” of the “gene” of eternal life in the HSL. In the next article I will explore advanced topics relating to the HSL.

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