The Last Countdown

In the previous articles, the meaning of each triplet in the HSL was discussed. This article will explore some of the more complex relationships within the HSL. The more we dig for hidden treasures in the revelations of God the more we find, and the HSL is no exception.

The “base pairs” that make up each triplet follow a pattern. All of the “codons” in the HSL have a T1 fulfillment in their middle “base pair.” The T1 group represents the Day of Trumpets, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, and the Last Great Day (Shemini Atzaret) which always fall on the same day of the week and are thus always High Sabbaths in the same years. The first triplet, the “start codon,” is distinct from all others in its first “base pair” which includes N3 and T1 fulfillments instead of the N3 and N1 fulfillments that begin every other “codon.” Finally, all of the “codons” that mark the beginning or end of “DNA translation” have N1 and T2 fulfillments in their third “base pair.” The remaining intermediate stop triplets that do not mark the beginning or end of a sequence differ only in their last “codon.”

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Figure 1 – The Year Triplets of the HSL

We can summarize the different patterns as follows:

  1. All triplets have T1 in their middle year
  2. The starting triplet begins uniquely with N3 T1
  3. All of the other triplets begin with N3 N1
  4. All triplets that delimit “gene translation” end with N1 T2

The last three triplets in the HSL have “base pairs” that are identical to earlier triplets. Those relationships were explored in the previous article in the context of their respective triplets. All of the triplets other than R.B.F. and T.L.C. differ from the perfect fulfillment by only one “base pair.”

The Light of the Fourth Angel

We are given some clues about the angel in Revelation 18 that lightens the world with his glory. Ellen White penned the following in 1892, just after the R.B.F. triplet:

The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer. This is the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth. {1SM 363}

The light that began in the R.B.F. triplet was rejected by the organized Church. It was re-kindled in L.G.T. triplet, but again rejected. Finally, it shined again in its completeness in the O.H.C. triplet, but was rejected for the third and last time. When ancient Israel rejected Jesus, only the handful of unworthy sailors and other unlikely types that made up the 12 disciples held on in faith and soon afterward founded the Christian Church through the power of the Holy Spirit. Once again, history repeats and only an unworthy handful remain from the organized Church to carry the last work forward.

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Figure 2 – The Fourth Angel Lightens the Earth with His Glory

The three bursts of light build upon each other. The message of Righteousness by Faith introduced in 1888 showed that God’s people have a work to do of obedience to the whole law through faith. Upon that foundation, the Last Generation Theology of Andreasen showed that it is necessary for God’s people to do this work in order to end the Great Controversy. The light of these recent years completed the understanding, showing the timeframe in which this work must be done and the consequences to the universe if it is not done.

The fourth angel is none other than the Holy Spirit Himself. We know this from Ellen White’s writings:

The latter rain is to fall upon the people of God. A mighty angel is to come down from heaven, and the whole earth is to be lighted with his glory. {RH April 21, 1891, par. 11}

Thus, the Holy Spirit is Christ’s representative divested of the limitations of the human nature, He is the “Mighty Angel.” He works in His omnipresent way in hearts all the time, but on Pentecost He filled the disciples in a special way.

I have no specific time of which to speak when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will take place,—when the mighty angel will come down from heaven, and unite with the third angel in closing up the work for this world; {RH March 29, 1892, par. 6}

We also are looking forward to communing with Him in a special way, too, when He will fill the earth with His glory through the messages He has given. So far, His light has not lightened the whole earth. That is the work that must take place in the final triplet of the HSL. Once again He will fill a new generation of disciples, but He will only be able to fill those who have prepared themselves: the 144,000.

But this mighty angel comes bearing no soft, smooth message, but words that are calculated to stir the hearts of men to their very depths. That angel is represented as crying mightily with a strong voice, saying, “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.” “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Are we indeed as the human agencies, to cooperate with the divine instrumentalities in sounding the message of this mighty angel who is to lighten the earth with his glory? {1888 1015.3}

The Persons of the Godhead

The HSL has many features that testify to the fact that the Godhead is comprised of three Persons. For example, the “base pair” triplets, the set of three messages in the O.H.C. triplet, the last three years of the T.L.C. triplet, etc.

This aspect goes beyond simply the number 3 appearing in the structure. The three messages represented by the O.H.C. triplet, for example, stand for Jesus (who is pleading His blood in Orion), the Holy Spirit (the HSL shows how He has worked through the church), and the Father (the consequences of failure regarding His justification). The messages are actually about each member of the Godhead specifically.

The sifting triplets also bear witness to the Godhead. The L.G.T. triplet speaks of the Father’s trial in the Great Controversy, while the H.N.C. triplet is all about what Jesus sacrificed to make our redemption possible, and the P.H.S. triplet clarifies the manner in which the Holy Spirit works through the 144,000 (not as a power, but as a Person).

The Sifting Time

The period after the 1888 triplet is the time during which God sifts the Church to find the 144,000 faithful. There are five main stages corresponding to the five triplets, but the last triplet consists of three sub-stages in the threefold messages it represents. Each sieve or filter can also be considered a test, as it separates God’s faithful from the rest. The tests are progressive, so a person who doesn’t pass an earlier test will not undergo a later test.

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Figure 3 – The Five Main Sifting Stages

Examining the sifting triplets from last to first, we notice a pattern emerge. The last sifting time of the O.H.C. triplet is unique in that it consists of three distinct parts: the Orion message, the HSL, and the complete message of the Justification of the Father. This is the last “sifting mechanism” to find the few grains of good “wheat.”

The prior triplet deals especially with the Personality of the Holy Spirit. In God’s numbering system, we can represent this filter by the number 3, which represents the Godhead (or more specifically the third Person of the Godhead in this context).

The triplet before that deals with the Human Nature of Jesus Christ. The number of Jesus in the Bible is the number 7. (Incidentally, 7 is the result of the expression 3 + 4. The number 4 represents the world. Jesus was the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. The Godhead (3) through the cross (+) gave to the world (4) the means of redemption.)

Next, we have the Last Generation Theology. It deals with the subject of what the 12 tribes of the 144,000 must do to fulfill their role in the Great Controversy. This has to do with vows, or oaths, which are represented by multiplication (×). The expression that represents this concept is: the 144,000 from the world (4) determine or vow (×) to the Godhead (3) that they would do their part to justify the Father, which is (=) their covenant (12). Thus the number 12 is a fitting number to represent this filter.

Finally we come to the first filter regarding the Spirit of Prophecy. Although Ellen White was a true prophet, she was not given unlimited insight. While the pioneers were laying the foundations for the church’s doctrines, often Ellen White would receive a vision that would steer them. She herself did not understand the subjects they were toiling over, but her visions served to confirm the pioneers. Ellen White says virtually nothing about the Justification of the Father. The Last Generation Theology of Andreasen was purely new light which Ellen White was not privileged to know. She was given a clear understanding of the human nature of Jesus and the magnitude of His sacrifice, as well as a clear understanding of the personality of the Holy Spirit, but the mystery of the Father was not revealed to her. Those who accept her completely have a good foundation for passing the H.N.C. and P.H.S. tests. To bring this all together into a numeric code, we take the two triplets which the Spirit of Prophecy specifically relates to, and combine them in like manner as the terms in the L.G.T. triplet: 7 (H.N.C.) × (the operation used in the L.G.T. triplet) 3 (P.H.S.) = 21. Thus, the number for this filter is 21.

One could image the Holy Spirit as a chef dressed in all white who comes onto the scene in 1888 during the R.B.F. triplet. Not finding the Minneapolis General Conference wheat cleaned to the necessary quality for immediate use, He carries the best of it like a sack of wheat into a room with five tables. Each table has a sieve (or filter) at the end, and each filter has a finer mesh than the one on the preceding table. For the sake of illustration, let’s imagine that the filter grades are measured in millimeters (mm) according to the size of objects that can pass through each filter.

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Figure 4 – The Chef’s Mill Room

Taking the wheat that represents the true Adventists that were left after the 1888-1890 triplet, He puts it on the first table and sifts it with the 21 mm filter of the Spirit of Prophecy. Then He takes the good grain that is left which represents those who live according to the Spirit of Prophecy, and sifts it on the second table with the 12 mm filter of the Last Generation Theology of Andreasen. Again, taking the good grain that is left representing those who believe that the last generation has a special work to do, He sifts it on the third table with the 7 mm filter of the doctrine of Christ’s human nature, and again He sifts the remnant on the fourth table with the 3 mm filter of the Personality of the Holy Spirit.

Lastly, He takes what good grain remains, which represents Adventists who have passed all of the preceding tests, and puts it on the fifth and last table. He sifts it three more times with the very fine filter which represents the Orion message, the HSL, and the universal consequences of the acts of the last generation. The little remnant of good grain that passes these last three tests represents those who will sound the Loud Cry in the final triplet from 2013 to 2015.

Ellen White confirms that the sifting really did begin on the first table from 1891 to 1914:

We are in the shaking time, the time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken. The Lord will not excuse those who know the truth if they do not in word and deed obey His commands.—Testimonies for the Church 6:332 (1900). {LDE 173.4}

Furthermore, in a vision in 1857 she foresaw the disaster of 1888 to 1890 which marks the beginning of the sifting tables, recorded as follows:

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 will cause a shaking among God’s people.—Testimonies For The Church 1:181 (1857). {LDE 175.3}

The Numbers of Divinity, Perfection, and the Law

The “DNA sequence” pertaining to the martyrs is made up of three (3) “codons,” 144,000 must go on to develop a character inclusive of five more triplets. The last of those triplets involves a threefold message, so the total number of additional points for the 144,000 comes to seven (7). However, they also possess the character attributes of the martyrs, which brings the number of their “DNA sequence” up to ten (10).

  • The martyrs: 3 tests
  • The 144,000: 3 tests + 7 tests = 10 tests

The three (3) character attributes of the martyrs represent that their blood is precious to Divinity and they will receive a special reward for their faithfulness.
The seven (7) additional attributes of the 144,000 represents perfection in Christ, while their total of ten (10) brings them up to the number of the Law, which they attain through the faith of Jesus.

Principles of Time and Eternity

Three of the stop “codons” occur twice, representing a span of time. The S.o.P. triplet marks the beginning of an era of compromise that led from the alpha of deadly heresies down to the corresponding omega in the P.H.S. triplet. The S.D.A. triplet marks the beginning of the organized Church, which ends in the corresponding O.H.C. triplet. Finally, the R.B.F. triplet marks the beginning of the light of the fourth angel which reaches its fullness in the T.L.C. triplet.
Of all the stop “codons,” two of them have no “end.” The L.G.T and H.N.C. triplets have no counterpart to mark their end because the players in those triplets hold the key to eternity. The H.N.C. triplet stands for Jesus’ human nature, which He took on forever. Jesus is, of course, the central player in the plan of salvation, and without His sacrifice the plan would not have been possible.

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. {DA 25}

However, the story doesn’t end there. The 144,000 have a work to do that Jesus could not do, and their part is just as important to the plan of salvation as Jesus’ death on the cross.

The intercession of Christ in man’s behalf in the sanctuary above is as essential to the plan of salvation as was His death upon the cross. By His death He began that work which after His resurrection He ascended to complete in heaven. We must by faith enter within the veil, “whither the forerunner is for us entered.” Hebrews 6:20. There the light from the cross of Calvary is reflected. There we may gain a clearer insight into the mysteries of redemption. The salvation of man is accomplished at an infinite expense to heaven; the sacrifice made is equal to the broadest demands of the broken law of God. Jesus has opened the way to the Father’s throne, and through His mediation the sincere desire of all who come to Him in faith may be presented before God. {GC 489}

Jesus was the forerunner for the 144,000 who will reflect the light of the cross. The role of the 144,000, which Jesus makes possible, is just as essential to the plan of salvation. The L.G.T. “codon” has no counterpart to mark its end because, like Jesus, the 144,000 hold the key to the plan of salvation.

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; (Revelation 3:7)

And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah: … And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. (Isaiah 22:20, 22)

The Repetition of the First and Second Angels’ Messages

The first angel announced the coming of the Judgment, and was fulfilled by William Miller and company. This warning of the beginning of the Investigative Judgment had its counterpart in the Orion message, which announces the end of the Investigative Judgment. The Millerites mistakenly expected the visible fulfillment of the Judgment to be complete with the purifying destruction of the world with fire at the Second Coming. In a similar way, warnings of destruction by fireballs and other major disasters at the end of the Judgment accompany the Orion message.

The second angel announced the fall of Babylon. The Midnight Cry, “Behold the bridegroom cometh,” brought urgency to the second angel’s message and strengthened it. Joseph Bates, one of the pioneers of the Advent movement, remarks upon the waymark of the second angel’s message as follows:

This way mark was now distinctly seen in our pathway, linked in with, or chained on to the judgment hour cry, and stretching its way through the tarrying time, crying mightily with a strong voice [as was never heard before, nor since Oct. 1844], "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, and is become [not will be] the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." (Second Advent Way Marks and High Heaps, p. 24; brackets in original)

Remember that the announcement “Babylon is fallen, is fallen,” is doubled to indicate that the message would be repeated, but Bates observed that it was only given once. The message was not repeated until recently through the messages of the O.H.C. triplet. Many have claimed to preach the 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 this 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}

To understand how the announcement that Babylon “is fallen” was repeated, we need to decipher what Babylon actually represents. Joseph Bates helps us with that, too, in saying what it meant for the Millerites:

About this time [August 1844] ten thousand extras of the Voice of Truth, containing the Editors, S. S. Snow, and Geo. Storr's Exposition were published, showing what was Babylon and her fall, &c. &c. This presented the subject in so clear a light, and in accordance with the teachings of the Spirit, that it was clearly seen that Babylon, that great city symbolized by a "woman seated upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy having seven heads and ten horns," represented the existing organized churches which had now fallen in consequence of rejecting the doctrine of the Second Advent of our Saviour, which was now being given by the messengers that were flying through the midst of Heaven, just as the Jewish Church fell by the rejection of the First Advent. See 23d Chap. of Math. (Second Advent Way Marks and High Heaps, p. 22)

In clarifying this even further, he also tells who the target audience was for the messages of that movement:

They called Babylon "Babel," "the city of Rome," "the Catholic Church" and lastly "the World." But those that had been burdened with this subject and felt the cry in them, insisted upon it that these were mistaken, for Jesus had said, "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God." And they knew perfectly well that they had not been to Babel, nor into the Catholic church, nor to the city of Rome, to preach this doctrine, neither were they burdened to preach it to all the world; but to the organized churches, where God's people were. (Second Advent Way Marks and High Heaps, p. 19)

The above record tells how the message of the second angel was given during the Millerite Movement, and we see remarkable parallels as the messages are being repeated in our day. Modern Babylon represents the organized Church that has rejected its final message of warning announcing the Second Advent, just like the Protestant Churches rejected the doctrine of the Second Advent. Let’s be clear, the Seventh-day Adventist Church was always God’s chosen vessel, as shown by the Orion and HSL prophecies, but because they did not know the hour of their visitation and they rejected the last warning against their errors, their candlestick has been removed and given to others and they no longer stand as God’s repository of truth. They have followed in the footsteps of Israel, and have lost their candlestick in the same manner as those it originally came from.

The implication of this message for individuals is that the organization no longer stands as God’s chosen repository of truth. This is a stern wake-up call to those who mistakenly believed that the church would go through to the end. It had abundant opportunity as did Israel, but its members chose to crucify Christ (as seen in Orion) just like their fathers. Nevertheless, its history as God’s true church remains a prophetic lesson book etched by the positions of the heavenly bodies for all to learn from.

Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to sound every where, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues; for her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, and joined it, as the midnight cry joined the second angel’s message in 1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they fearlessly gave the last solemn warning, proclaiming the fall of Babylon, and calling upon God’s people to come out of her; that they might escape her fearful doom. {1SG 194.1}

Notice that the above quote speaks prophetically of the Orion and HSL messages as “the last solemn warning,” which is the repetition of the second angel’s message, or the second “is fallen” of Revelation 14:8. The following table illustrates how the first and second angel’s messages were given in the history of the Millerite Movement in comparison to their repetition today.

The First Angel’s Message… The Light that Repeated the Message…
Was given in the Loud Cry of 1841, ’42, and ’43. Was given in the Orion, HSL, and High Calling messages in 2010, ’11, and ’12.
Targeted the organized (Protestant) churches, where God’s people were. Targeted the Seventh-day Adventist Church, where God’s end-time people were.
Warned of the imminent Judgment Day of God and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Warned of the end of the Investigative Judgment and the imminent Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Warned of the destruction of the world by fire at what they understood to be the end of the Jewish year in April, 1844. Warned of destruction of the world by fireballs in the spring of 2012, specifically at Passover.
Called the people to repentance. Called the people to repent of the sins identified in the Orion and HSL messages.
The Midnight Cry… The Light of the Fourth Angel…
Joined the second angel’s message. Came during the third angel’s message.
The Second Angel’s Message… The Light that Repeated the Message…
Was clearly presented and published in 10,000 extras of the Voice of Truth in August, 1844. Was published in an article titled “The End of the SDA Church” on the Last Countdown website on Oct. 12, 2012.
Came after the spring 1844 disappointment of the first angel’s message. Came after the disappointment of the Orion message in spring 2012.
Was linked to the first angel’s message. Was linked to the Orion message.
Targeted the organized (Protestant) churches, where God’s people were. Targeted the Seventh-day Adventist Church, where God’s end-time people were.
Defined Babylon as the organized (Protestant) churches of the day. Was directed to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Announced the fall of the organized (Protestant) churches, which had closed their doors to the movement. Announced the end of the organized Seventh-day Adventist church, which had rejected the Orion message.
Fixed a date of Oct. 22, 1844, about six months after the last date of the first angel’s message. Fixed a date of Oct. 27, 2012, about half a year after the initial warning dates.

Table 1 – The First and Second Angels’ Messages and their Repetition

The third angel’s message involves the Sabbath truth:

The third angel’s message calls for the presentation of the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and this truth must be brought before the world; but the great Center of attraction, Jesus Christ, must not be left out of the third angel’s message. {Ev 184.3}

Of the Sabbath truth Ellen White prophesied:

And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully.” {EW 85.2}

This “proclaiming” of the Sabbath more fully is being fulfilled through the HSL message, as the Sabbath is the key determinant of the High Sabbath List, but the complete fulfillment is in the messages of the O.H.C. triplet in their entirety, which is only now being revealed as we approach the spring of 2013.

Conclusion

There are no doubt many more treasures to be discovered in the HSL, but my hope in writing these things is most of all that the reader will gain a sense of what the Holy Spirit can do to transform a soul. The damaged and degenerated “DNA” of people like me can be repaired through cooperation with the Holy Spirit, and the gift of eternal life can be realized in all who believe. In the fearful times ahead, it is my prayer that this message will turn many to righteousness.

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