The Last Countdown

Originally published on Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 00:40 in German at www.letztercountdown.org

Once again, “It’s Christmas time.” We won’t send out Christmas greetings like Ted Wilson, who in his Christmas video, staged all the world’s religions in symbolic form—from the Indian sitar player with the red sun spot of Hinduism on her forehead to the pan-flute-playing worshiper of the Dalai Lama—to show that the Adventist “revival and reformation” is not just about joining the ecumenical movement, but even about marrying the five major world religions. We won’t put on a big show with grand choirs conducted by the father (William Costa Jr.) of the Christian-rocking Brazilian, Sonete, and we will not replace the Christmas tree for you with a giant pipe organ that forms the huge “M” of Freemasonry.

But we will give you a “Christmas present”, which we received last October directly from Jesus: the knowledge of His true and exact birth date, and additionally, the knowledge of our own true birth date.

No serious Christian could have missed the fact that December 25 is not the birthday of the man Jesus. Of course, it isn’t the birthday of the God Jesus either, who existed from the beginning with the Father, and thus had no beginning. But it is about His birth at the Incarnation, which is mistakenly celebrated by all Christians on the day of the sun god Nimrod with all of the associated pagan symbols like the Christmas tree. But that is not the topic of this article; there is plenty of material on the Internet for anyone who wants to learn more details about that.

On October 27, 2012, the Adventist Church, following an invitation provided by Pope Benedict, broke the first and the fourth commandment and dishonored the Sabbath and God by declaring a “Creation Sabbath” on that High Sabbath, when in reality each Sabbath is a creation Sabbath. My corresponding article garnered little attention, my arguments being dismissed as far-fetched. At the time of publication of the article The End of the SDA Church on October 12, 2012, we did not know that Jesus would send us a message in the form of a dream that would highlight the importance of this day even further and in such an amazing way that it left even us speechless, taking our breath away in awe. That’s why only now we write about it, and because we now see that the time has come that the reader of these pages should be informed of the significance of the sin of the SDA church.

An Alarming Dream

On the night of Monday, October 15, 2012 I had a dream that recurred again the following night:

Jesus creates AdamFirst I heard the voice of Jesus as follows: “Not even you understand how much my people are hurting me with what they will do on October 27.” I was shocked... “Not even you.” Then the infinitely sad voice continued: “This day is not only My birthday, but also leads to the day when I did the following...” And then I saw Jesus in the dream, in the early evening twilight kneeling down by the form of Adam, still lifeless, and He bent over and blew the breath of life into his nostrils.

A repeated dream like this was something completely new to me, so I followed it up by doing some research on its content. The almost desperate voice of Jesus had also stirred me so much that I had to know for sure whether this came from my subconscious or was really a message from Jesus, in which case it would warrant careful attention.

Pondering it, it seems logical that we should also know His birthday, since the movement of the Fourth Angel already has the exact date of the crucifixion of our Lord, and even the exact date of His return. Isn’t it self-evident that we could know the exact date of His birth as a human being?

The Great Clock of Time

To ‘refresh’ my knowledge, I went to the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary:

Traditional Date.—Probably the most prevalent date assigned to the birth of Christ has been 4 (or 5) B.C., although some date it in 6, 8, or even earlier. The popularity of 4 B.C. probably stems from Ussher, who considered that the Christian Era was four years late. He placed his creation date at 4004 B.C. because he believed that Christ was born in the year 4000 from the creation of the world, that is 5/4 B.C., fall to fall. Thus he placed the date of the Nativity near the end of 5 B.C., and this year has appeared in the margins of many editions of the English Bible for 250 years.... Now 5 B.C. can be regarded as approximately correct for the birth of Christ. However, the evidence is not complete enough to furnish proof of the exact year, as will become evident. (BC Vol. 5, pp. 240-241)

The Bible Commentary goes on and also gives us an indication that Jesus was probably born in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere:

Death of Herod Dated in 4 B.C.—... It is explained elsewhere that if Herod died in early April, 4 B.C., the events between the birth of Christ and the slaughter of the infants of Bethlehem, while Herod was still alive, would put the Nativity in early 4 B.C. at the very latest, perhaps some months earlier, in the autumn of 5 B.C. ... It [Jesus’ birth] could not have been far from either 5 or 4 B.C., for Jesus was “about thirty years of age” when He began His ministry in the “fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius.” (p. 242)

As always, doubts about many things prevail in Christendom because of a lack of the final revelation of Jesus. And Jesus said, “Not even you.” What does this mean?

Another clue from Ellen White gave me the right approach for my research:

But like the stars in the vast circuit of their appointed path, God’s purposes know no haste and no delay. Through the symbols of the great darkness and the smoking furnace, God had revealed to Abraham the bondage of Israel in Egypt, and had declared that the time of their sojourning should be four hundred years. “Afterward,” He said, “shall they come out with great substance.” Genesis 15:14. Against that word, all the power of Pharaoh’s proud empire battled in vain. On “the self-same day” appointed in the divine promise, “it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.” Exodus 12:41. So in heaven’s council the hour for the coming of Christ had been determined. When the great clock of time pointed to that hour, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. {DA 32}

What could this “great clock of time” be other than the Orion clock? On the other hand, isn’t it only a judgment clock, displaying the cycle of 168 years since the start of the judgment in 1844?

Let us remember, however, that the judgment time is referred to as “an hour” in the Bible:

[The first angel] Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. (Revelation 14:7)

We know that the prophecy of the first angel was fulfilled by the Millerite movement. They were the workers of the 11th Hour of Christianity (not to be confused with the workers of the 11th hour of the day of judgment itself). The twelfth “hour” had to be the heavenly judgment, which started on October 22, 1844. This “hour” lasted 168 years, as we know from the Orion study.

So how long would the full 12-hour day have taken for the whole Christian era?

12 * 168 = 2016

And with the last hour being from 1844 to 2012, when would the 12-hour day have started?

2012 - 2016 = -4 (which corresponds to 5 B.C., since the year 0 does not exist)

As mentioned in the article The End of the SDA Church, we now know that the annual cycle of the Orion clock runs from one Day of Atonement to the next. The Judgment of the Dead began on Yom Kippur on October 22, 1844, and ends on Yom Kippur in 2012. Consequently, “the great clock of time” must also have pointed to a Day of Atonement when the great cycle of 12 hours began in the year 5 B.C.

The great cycle of 12 hours

It is amazing that the Orion clock points to the year 5 B.C., but many questions remain open, such as “When was the Day of Atonement in the year 5 B.C.?” and “Does it really land on October 27 in the year of Jesus’ birth?” With our knowledge of God’s true calendar, we should actually be able to answer these questions.

An Arduous Journey

Anyone who thinks that all we have to do is calculate the Day of Atonement for the year 5 B.C. to determine the birthday of Jesus, has not thought hard enough. Jesus’ parents, Mary and Joseph, were Jews. They had to be in Jerusalem no later than the Day of Atonement, and also be present for it otherwise they would have been cut off from their people:

Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. (Leviticus 23:27-29)

If Jesus were born on a Day of Atonement, then he should have been born in Jerusalem, otherwise his parents would have been transgressors of the law which reflects the character of God. But Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and therefore his birth could not have been on a Day of Atonement!

A little browsing on the Internet leads us further...

At Keith Hunt we can find some interesting details regarding the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. Although certainly not everything written there is necessarily correct, one statement in particular stands out:

Luke has preserved other evidence substantiating the Autumn birth of Christ. The taxation and census decree by Caesar Augustus was carried out after the Jewish method. It was Jewish custom to conduct such taxations after the fall harvest (see Unger’s Dictionary, pp. 199-200). Furthermore, there were no guest rooms available at the inn when Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem. This shows that many people were already in the Jerusalem area for the taxation and for the fall festival season. Bethlehem was a festival city because of its proximity to Jerusalem.

Luke tells us that Joseph was from Bethlehem and as the man of the house he had to go there for this census after the holy days:

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. (Luke 2:1-5)

Palestine in the time of JesusLet us walk in the shoes of Joseph and Mary for a moment. Undoubtedly they first traveled from Nazareth to Jerusalem to get there at least in time for the Day of Atonement. This was an arduous journey of more than 100 km (~ 50 miles) for a very pregnant woman as Mary was at the time. Therefore, they would certainly have decided to stay until the end of the feast season and then, after Shemini Atzeret (the Sabbath after the Feast of Tabernacles), they would travel about 9-10 km (~ 5 miles) further to Bethlehem for the census. And then Jesus was born there.

Now we have to put to use what we learned in the Gethsemane study about the astronomical method of calculating the feast days, for the year 5 B.C. When you verify this, please note that Accurate Times requires an input of -4 for that year, as it counts the year 0, although it does not exist. Another note: Accurate Times automatically calculates according to the Julian calendar in this year, which is absolutely correct if we want to find a birthdate to be remembered, because at that time it was the Julian calendar that was in use. Therefore we keep the results as they are provided by Accurate Times.

The beginning of the seventh month, and therefore the Feast of Trumpets, was on Tuesday/Wednesday, October 3/4 of 5 B.C. and so the Day of Atonement fell on Thursday/Friday, October 12/13. The ceremonial Sabbath after the Feast of Tabernacles was held on Tuesday/Wednesday, October 24/25. Travel was not allowed until the evening of October 25, after the ceremonial Sabbath (Shemini Atzeret) had ended. Then Mary and Joseph could have left for Bethlehem. But no one at that time would have liked to travel at night and certainly not with a wife in the late stages of pregnancy.

In the early morning of October 26, in the cool of the breaking day, something began that today we would call “holiday traffic”. Even the residents of Jerusalem who were born elsewhere departed to go to their place of birth for the census. But the little walk of about 10 km (~ 5 miles) to Bethlehem probably would have taken longer for the holy pair because of Mary’s pregnancy, so that they would have arrived later than many others to Bethlehem in the late morning. Those who wanted to stay in Bethlehem to continue their journey later had already occupied available quarters.

Thus began the couple’s nerve-racking search for a place, especially considering the circumstances of Mary’s pregnancy. What if the child would be born now and not even a room in an inn could be found? It is a medically recognized fact that stress can trigger labor, and so it was that Jesus was born on the night of Thursday, the 26th to Friday, the 27th of October. Thus, our human Savior first saw the light of day on October 27, 5 B.C. Now we understand the following Bible verses in greater depth:

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:6-11)

The shepherds were working that night, which is another indication that it could not have been either the night of a ceremonial Sabbath (Day of Atonement, the first day of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret) or a Seventh-day Sabbath. The following time line fits perfectly with Jesus’ birth during the night from Thursday to Friday after the autumn festivals.

Timeline of the birth of Jesus

The Prophetic Confirmation

Everything fits perfectly—except for one thing we have to clarify. Why did Ellen White say:

When the great clock of time pointed to that hour, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. {DA 32}

We know that the Orion clock points to the Day of Atonement, but she says that it was “the hour”. If Ellen White as a prophet speaks in prophetic time here, then the question dissolves with a wonderful confirmation of the birth date of Jesus.

How long is a prophetic hour? Since one prophetic day equals 360 literal days, we get the length of the prophetic hour in literal days through the following calculation:

360 days / 24 = 15 literal days

Now see for yourself on the following diagram the amazing fact that exactly one prophetic hour of 15 literal days passed in Jewish inclusive counting from the Day of Atonement shown on the Orion clock until Jesus was born in Bethlehem:

The hour of Jesus' birth

Now we have found the true birthday of Jesus. It was October 27, 5 B.C. Therefore, the true Christmas Eve is not on December 24, but October 26 and the true Christmas Day does not come on December 25, but on October 27. The biblical, historical, astronomical and logistical evidence shows that it could not have been on an earlier date, and the Spirit of Prophecy in connection with the Orion clock has shown us that it cannot have been any later.

The Pinnacle of Creation

Now that we have seen a further function of the great clock of time in Orion, we must follow the signs for the creation of man to pursue my short dream. It is well known that Adam was created on the sixth day, so on a Friday. We can bypass calculation of feast days, etc., because everything—including the moon calculations, barley sample, etc.—was introduced much later around 1500 B.C. There remains only the need to check whether the birthday of Adam was on a Friday. In the year of creation, October 27 would have to fall on a Friday.

Ellen White confirms for us that creation was about 4000 years before Christ:

The great controversy between Christ and Satan, that has been carried forward for nearly six thousand years, is soon to close; and the wicked one redoubles his efforts to defeat the work of Christ in man’s behalf and to fasten souls in his snares. To hold the people in darkness and impenitence till the Saviour’s mediation is ended, and there is no longer a sacrifice for sin, is the object which he seeks to accomplish. {GC 518}

To find the creation year, all we have to do is follow the logic of the clock and go back two more “great cycles” of 2016 years each:

5 B.C. - 4032 = 4037 B.C.

And now it gets interesting. We only have a single “shot”. There is no barley sample, no feast days of any kind whatsoever; we have no options to choose from. The dream gives only a date—October 27, 4037 B.C. and not even in different calendar systems, because we must use the same one that we used for the birth and death of Jesus: the Julian calendar, which you can expect almost all astronomical programs to automatically use when you come to these time ranges.

However, few programs are suitable to check a weekday as far back as about 6000 years ago. We used the following:

  1. The date calculator at NabKal (For the “kalenderstil” field, select “julianisch”, for the date, enter “Tag” 27, “Monat” 10, and “Jahr” -4036. Click “neu berechnen”, and see the “Wochentag” field. It should read “Freitag” for Friday.)

  2. The Julian-Gregorian-Dee Date Calculator by Hermetic Systems (see results below).

Hermetic Systems Date Calculator

Though as we had hoped, it was nevertheless astounding and awe-inspiring: October 27, the birthday of Adam communicated by the dream actually was a Friday. Thus the first conscious day of Adam when he walked with the Lord was a Sabbath, because just before sunset on Friday he had received the breath of life from his Creator, personally. This was clearly shown to me by the lighting conditions in the dream.

Will we yet proclaim the Sabbath even more fully? Does this dream again show that this Ministry is guided by the Holy Spirit?

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 33}

Isn’t this wonderful dream with all its implications reason enough that the rest of the prophecy of Ellen White will also come true?

This enraged the churches and nominal Adventists, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this time God’s chosen all saw clearly that we had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us. I saw the sword, famine, pestilence, and great confusion in the land. The wicked thought that we had brought the judgments upon them, and they rose up and took counsel to rid the earth of us, thinking that then the evil would be stayed. {EW 33}

And Again, the “Three”

Therefore, the first and the second Adam have the same birthday, which has a deep and wonderful meaning:

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. (1 Corinthians 15:45)
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:21-22)

Much to the displeasure of the anti-Trinitarians, the Great Clock of God in Orion shows once again that the Divine Council, who developed this wonderful plan of salvation, actually consists of three Persons. This time it is indicated by the three grand cycles of 12 heavenly days (each consisting of 168 earthly years), one cycle especially dedicated to each Person of the Divine Council.

The last cycle from 5 B.C. to 2012 A.D. is clearly attributable to Jesus as a human being, while the first two cycles clearly relate to the Father and the Holy Spirit (Son cell, see Our High Calling, Appendix C).

On the other hand, human history does not end with these three grand cycles. There are still three important years remaining that are now here for those who bear witness for God and perform the part of the plan of salvation that God could not do. Fallen, created beings must prove the righteousness of God to the whole universe against the Accuser.

Thus, October 27 is not only the birthday of Jesus, but also the birthday of the human race which was designed to replace the fallen angels in heaven:

Walking as Christ Walked—Those who walk even as Christ walked, who are patient, gentle, kind, meek and lowly in heart, those who yoke up with Christ and lift His burdens, who yearn for souls as He yearned for them—these will enter into the joy of their Lord. They will see with Christ the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. Heaven will triumph, for the vacancies made in heaven by the fall of Satan and his angels will be filled by the redeemed of the Lord (The Review and Herald, May 29, 1900). {7BC 949}

From now on and forever we will remember this day especially because it reminds us of our high calling and responsibility to complete the work that Jesus our Forerunner started.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem

We were once asked why we need all this knowledge of the exact days, and our answer was the following:

We published the article The End of the SDA Church in German on October 12, 2012. I received the dream on October 15 and 16, and we knew that even though the Spanish and the English translations of the article were not ready yet, it was not yet God’s will to reveal to his former organization, the true deeper meaning of October 27.

The response to the article was mildly shocking to us, especially how comfortable the brethren were with the violation of the meaning of the Sabbath, and how they did not want to accept the fact that they had followed the orders of a Catholic pope, instead of seeing what Jesus had really put into this day. It was not enough for them that it was a HIGH SABBATH, a Day of Atonement moreover, where—as we saw above—anyone who does not humble his soul would be cut off from his people.

So it would not have made any sense to explain to them that it was also the birthday of Jesus as well as the human race. They would have thrown aside this awesome and sacred information too.

Jesus wept with sadness and despair as he gave me the dream. He gave me the dream on a Monday, the same day of the week that he wept over Jerusalem. It was the day after His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and on this day the leaders of His people had sentenced Him to death. Thus His people had already decided not only His death on the cross, but also their own destruction, because His blood would soon come upon them and their children.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. (Luke 13:34-35)

The Adventist Church did the same, tossing to the wind all the warnings and teachings that Jesus gave in recent years since 2010, and now they have begun to pursue those within the church who accept these teachings. What has happened in the weeks since October 2012 defies description and therefore we consider it best that we remain silent about it, as also our Savior did.

As 6 days after His last tears for Jerusalem Jesus rested in the grave, so we rested 6 days after the dream because of our sadness for the SDA church and our lost brothers and sisters. But on October 27 we were not without hope and comfort: We knew that it was Jesus’ birthday and we celebrated with supper at sunset on October 26 in due form; and we knew that it was the day of the birth of the human race and we prepared once more for our high calling with prayer and fasting. And above all, we knew that there was yet one more birthday to celebrate: the birthday of the 144,000, for on that day of October 27, 2012 the SDA Church was indeed dead, and thus was terminated the Judgment of the Dead. But the true SDA church arose again as Philadelphia.

This was again one of those moments when the faces of our small tested community lit up with the marks of God’s approbation, and it will remain unforgettable to us as another step in the direction of Canaan:

November 20, 1857, I was shown the people of God, and saw them mightily shaken. Some, with strong faith and agonizing cries, were pleading with God. Their countenances were pale, and marked with deep anxiety, expressive of their internal struggle. Firmness and great earnestness were expressed in their countenances, while large drops of perspiration fell from their foreheads. Now and then their faces would light up with the marks of God’s approbation, and again the same solemn, earnest, anxious look would settle upon them. {1TT 59}

I want to end this article with a simple question: Do you now have the right “Christmas spirit”?

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