The Day of the Witnesses

 

The “day” of the title of this eyewitness account—as the diligent reader and supporter of our movement surely immediately recognized—refers to a time range in The Hour of Truth, which was—as I previously believed—my last article for the public. In what was nearly a book-length essay, I identified the time of the seventh plague, the last segment of the plague cycle, and named it the Hour of Truth, because it was 28 days long, exactly one “hour” on the plague clock. Calling it the Hour of Truth was far more prophetic than I dared imagine, and not just for the simple reason that our critics had longingly desired: that if Jesus did not come by the end of that hour of the announced day, it would condemn our movement to death, since according to their unholy notions it would be proved that we had preached only falsehood.

In the course of this four-part article series, it will become clear that an “hour” on God’s clocks is relative, but always within the limits set by God the Father. The second faithful witnesses had only a little wiggle room to use for the benefit of mankind, and it was done under the loving and benevolent eyes of TIME Himself.

There is a small inaccuracy in the above statement, however, which I would hasten to correct. That particular Hour of Truth of the seventh plague is not actually part of the 336-day plague cycle, because on the first day of the seventh plague, September 25, 2016, a full round of the clock ended at Saiph, the star of the white horse, and a completely new “era” began for which we had not yet identified any clock units. How the new divine era would look was open. No one knew what units the new clock would have, or how long an hour would be on it, or if there would be any new clock at all, or that earthly time would—at least for the saints—even go beyond the Hour of Truth. Nobody knew about that time, except for God the Father alone. For a long time, not even Jesus knew for sure whether His coming would take place, because He did not make use of His divine omniscience as the Son of TIME. It would all hinge on the decision of the second witness of Revelation 11—on us.

What I mean by that is that we had already known for a long time that earthly time would still go on for those who were left behind, as a time of divine punishment of “seven years”[1] according to Ezekiel 39:9, but we understood that since God’s plan had changed as a result of the failure of the Adventist church in rejecting the voice of God from Orion, Jesus would have already taken us—the church of Philadelphia—and thus we would be protected from this seven-year hour of temptation (Revelation 3:10).

Yes, and that was the plan—one of the two possibilities that God the Father had presented us with. However, there was something in God’s plan that we could not discern through study, but had to experience. Our hour of trial had come, and the test contained questions which made our foreheads sweat—the sweat of the sacrifice that dripped from Jesus as He faced similar questions in the garden of Gethsemane. Should we drink the cup, or use our free will to ask God the Father to let the cup pass from before us? Oh, what a tough decision we were faced with! ...and we did not even know it. My brother Robert will write especially about the experience of making that decision.

My theme is to report on the things that happened before we knew about our great test, and to reveal the ups and downs of an experiential faith. I once said to Brother Gerhard, jokingly, “Even if everything is wrong, we have experienced and lived through a wonderful time of practical faith in the nearness of the coming of the Lord.” He replied, “Amen. Hallelujah!” Nobody who has experienced at least part of the initial seven years in this movement would deny that. It has been like the experience of the Millerites, who believed with an open heart and viewed the approaching coming of their Savior through childlike eyes.

The Man with the Telescope

Now, the time for milk is over. The time for solid food has come, and the time of the seventh plague has been extended from 28 days to “seven years.” For us in the 144,000’s study forum, the solid food began with a dream of a then-recently added sister, who has since left us because her faith was unfortunately like the grains of seed which “fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun [infiltrated persons in our movement] was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.” (Matthew 13:5-6)

The dream came at a time when God had already given instructions for all members of the movement to spend the Feast of Tabernacles in tents, from October 17 till the coming of Jesus on October 24. I received that instruction from God on September 21, just before the seventh plague on September 25, and I was not at all happy about it. One week of camping with 104°F (40°C) in the shade: how was I supposed to survive that with my health, which is still recovering from hip surgery? And how was I supposed to make it clear to the members of the movement that some of them would have to camp without their unbelieving spouses or children of spiritually accountable age? Who would follow that request? It came to my mind at once that the congregation was faced with a test.

Although I had clearly understood God’s instructions, I hesitated. Immediately, on September 22—the next day—a dream came from Brother Aquiles, who had seen us camping on the hill of my farm. I had not told anyone about it. I did not hesitate then, and I had to announce God’s arrangement in the study forum. There were little more than three weeks to prepare.

Amidst those preparations, and with almost palpable anticipation of the coming of Jesus at a time when we had already turned away from the world, our jobs and professions, our disbelieving families and friends, and thought that we were ready for the coming of Jesus, the aforementioned sister’s dream came and struck us like the blow of a divine hammer. As if it were not enough of a test—and some had the greatest difficulty following this instruction with their worldly obstacles on their legs—something else shortly before seemed to be discouraging...

Telescope reservationWe had expected the sign of the Son of Man to finally be visible in heaven to everyone on the eve of the Day of Trumpets, the beginning of the autumn feast days. We had prepared for it a few weeks earlier, and even paid for observations in some of the largest online telescopes that are available, so that all of the forum members could watch the event at the same time. Here in Paraguay, we had made the incredible discovery that the sign of the Son of Man, the impending supernova of Alnitak (and not Betelgeuse, as originally supposed) would appear exactly due east at local midnight on October 2.

That had special prophetic significance for us, because it is an absolute rarity for the beginning of the Day of Trumpets to coincide exactly with the day when the position of Alnitak (the star of Jesus) is exactly due east.

Ellen White prophesied:

It was at midnight that God chose to deliver His people. As the wicked were mocking around them, suddenly the sun appeared, shining in his strength [the expected supernova], and the moon stood still. The wicked looked upon the scene with amazement, while the saints beheld with solemn joy the tokens of their deliverance. Signs and wonders followed in quick succession. Everything seemed turned out of its natural course. The streams ceased to flow. Dark, heavy clouds came up and clashed against each other. But there was one clear place of settled glory, whence came the voice of God like many waters [our farm in Paraguay, as explained in The Voice of God], shaking the heavens and the earth. There was a mighty earthquake. The graves were opened, and those who had died in faith under the third angel’s message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that God was to make with those who had kept His law. {EW 285.1}

For non-astronomically inclined readers, this unique event is shown in the following pictures. Exactly at 12 o’clock a.m. on October 3, Alnitak stood exactly due east (the point labeled O in the picture according to the German spelling) as viewed from our location...

Alnitak in the East

That would not have been the case at midnight on the previous day... (Please note that 12 o’clock a.m. did not exist in Paraguay on October 2, 2016, because the time changed to Paraguay Summer Time (PYST) and the clocks were adjusted. Therefore, 23:00 hours corresponds to the true midnight of that day.)

Alnitak a day earlier

It is very clear that Alnitak had not quite reached the exact point of east at that time.

The day after the feast of trumpets would not have fulfilled this prophecy either...

Alnitak a day later

At midnight on October 4, Alnitak would have gone past the exact position of due east.

iTelescope in Spain

In spite of bad weather and sheet lightning in the night sky, around midnight on October 2/3, with a telescope specially purchased for the occasion, we brought ourselves to the pasture where we could see eastward without disturbance from trees. The weather became increasingly menacing as the midnight hour approached. Many forum members watched via one of the large telescopes we rented for that moment. The observatory in the Canary Islands, the location of one of the telescopes, had been closed due to bad weather. The only possibility for observation was via the iTelescope (photo at right) in Nerpio, Spain. The telescope’s camera was programmed to the exact minute and provided the following photograph of Alnitak and the flame nebula:

Photo of Alnitak at the midnight point

However, the midnight hour passed without any special happenings, and we returned to our houses in silence. We are accustomed to disappointments in this little movement, which had been waiting for the help of 20 million Adventists, or at least 144,000 loyal ones from among their ranks. Only about 30 people around the world had been waiting for this event, which would have affected the rest of humanity like the plundering raid of a thief, due to the turning down of all of God’s warnings. It brought memories of the Millerite movement to our minds.

Some sought vantage points where they could peer into the clear heavens, hoping to catch a first glimpse of the coming of their returning Lord. When would Jesus come? The morning hours slowly passed and noon came, then midafternoon; finally darkness settled upon the earth. But it was still October 22, and it would be till midnight. At last that hour came, but Jesus did not come. The disappointment was almost beyond description. In later years some wrote of the experience. Hiram Edson gave a vivid account of how they looked for the coming of the Lord “until the clock tolled twelve at midnight. Then our disappointment became a certainty.” Of his experience in the depths of sorrow he wrote:

Our fondest hopes and expectations were blasted, and such a spirit of weeping came over us as I never experienced before. It seemed that the loss of all earthly friends could have been no comparison. We wept and wept, till the day dawn. {1BIO 53.3-4}

We were not expecting the coming of the Lord on that day, but at least a visible sign that our waiting would soon come to an end, and that God would finally let justice prevail. Instead, one or the other might have thought, like myself, of what befell Jacob before the Lord wrestled with him...

It was in a lonely, mountainous region, the haunt of wild beasts and the lurking place of robbers and murderers. Solitary and unprotected, Jacob bowed in deep distress upon the earth. It was midnight. All that made life dear to him were at a distance, exposed to danger and death. Bitterest of all was the thought that it was his own sin which had brought this peril upon the innocent. With earnest cries and tears he made his prayer before God. {PP 196.3}

Were our own sins preventing Jesus from coming? Was the guilt of the church so great that 30 souls were not enough for the Savior to come? Some made a night of it. Sister Angelica [not her real name] slept on that night of tears and had the aforementioned dream. In the morning, she immediately wrote it out and sent it to me.

Immediately I recognized its dreadful message and exhorted and warned the enthusiastic members of the forum who were convinced of their victory over sin. God had not blown the trumpet for the world, but for us on that Day of Trumpets, and we had to hear the warning. We did not want to repeat the same mistake as the Adventist church, and reject all warnings sent by the Lord as if they were human inventions. All these things happened exactly on the Jewish autumn feasts, which began with the events of the Day of Trumpets. That feast has always been the warning of the coming judgment. Because God is Time!, I wrote the following post for the forum that day. It represents my interpretation of Angelica’s dream according to my knowledge at that time, so please take note of the footnotes I have added to the original text!

She herself titled it as follows: “I’ll reserve the last bullet for myself.”

“Who shall be able to stand?”

OCTOBER 3, 2016 – DAY OF TRUMPETS

Dear friends in the forum,

Angelica’s[2] dream was requested by some of us in prayer after the disappointment that night,[3] and God gave a clear answer to many questions that I myself had been asking for some time. It might have come at the last moment, but perhaps too late. Soon we will know for sure. It is the most terrible and saddest dream I’ve ever read, yet it completely confirms the truth of our studies and the light that God has given.

The dream has a divine format and begins as follows:

It’s dark and I watch the stars. It is a true spectacle. The sky seems to move and everywhere the stars dance. Meanwhile, the figures can also be seen like they are depicted in books. I watch Orion. After I have looked for some time, I look at the Pleiades; the name stands under the shining stars. But there are still more stars around the group and they move and deliver a wonderful show. They are small and colorful and shine exceptionally beautifully.

About the “spectacle” that we—the ones who are right now fighting the spiritual battle of Armageddon—present, it has already been written about by our brethren in the faith yesterday here in the forum and since about 2000 years by the apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians. I do not think the stars dance—as Sister Angelica describes what she sees—but they are in an uproar, and there is a fray underway.

The whole firmament tells the biblical story in pictures, and the Bible is about the 6000 years of the Great Controversy here on earth, which has now entered its very last phase, or is just ending. Who will win this great battle?

Today, on the day of the dream, a winner will be named: Orion represents our Lord Alnitak. The Pleiades are also seven stars, but the Pleiades do not stand for our Lord. We have shown that anywhere in the Bible where it reads Pleiades, the translators mistakenly translated the Hebrew term “seven stars” as “Pleiades.” There are only two correct translations: “constellation of the seven stars” or “Orion” directly. But the Pleiades were never meant, which equates to a replacement of Orion, or corresponds to an anti-Orion. That, of course, means none other than Satan. The fact that his “new” name (Pleiades) appears among the constellations in Angelica’s dream means that he strikes and is about to win the battle of Armageddon. He has the upper hand now! He will be the winner! He and his fallen angels are actually dancing now, with a “colorful” dance of joy.

If you already think that is the bad news, then just wait till you read the interpretation of the end of the dream.

The dream now changes its focus from the heavenly spectacle to the earthly:

Other people seem to be watching the show too. It is dark, and they are standing on the street and looking into the sky. [Naturally it is our stargazing to see the sign of the Son of Man.] I am at our house and also perceive my son. Nevertheless, everything is a bit different, like how things are distorted in a dream.

The weather is bad and I go to a town/village. [The weather was really bad almost everywhere.] I use a very small footpath (almost a beaten path), as I know it from the countryside in Rhineland Palatinate with my grandparents. The paths pass between the gardens, in a curve I see a dog in a fenced garden. I choose the other direction. I find it astonishing that these small paths are always kept open and you can use them.

Angelica goes into a village, which is our forum village of course, which we have written about so often lately. Yesterday, when we here on the farm in Paraguay went to the place where we wanted to watch the sign from, we did not go the direct route but instead used a trail along a fence, and I wanted to ask why the others that went ahead used this path. It seemed kind of funny, because the most direct route through the eroded field seemed more logical to me. But now precisely this scene is mentioned in the dream and identifies our group in Paraguay even more. But it is in fact a village scene and not only about our farm in Paraguay, which is apparent from the other descriptions of the nice landscaped paths. It’s about the whole village, the whole community of High Sabbath Adventists!

We maintain our “front yards” so that our homes (our appearances) look good; some have a “watchdog,” which should guard them from the attacks of Satan, and of course we are also trying to keep our pathways “open” or walkable, to walk in the “right” path.

I come to a group [High Sabbath Adventists] and in the darkness of the night [seventh plague] we walk through the streets.

Now Jesus explains to us the reason why the dream will end in a terrible way:

I come across several houses with antiques, handcrafts and pictures. There are very nice things and the houses are very bright and friendly furnished. [Everything is beautiful in outward appearance.] In one of the houses, an older couple seems to sell handcrafts. The things are also in front of the house, some are attached to oblique bars. I see small shop windows and something like a shrine of a saint. I do not want to look at this and go faster. I wonder where the couple lives, because I only see shop windows, but then there is also a house, which is probably their home. I walk through a corridor. There is a bench and several chairs. Everything makes a friendly impression.

We know by name the elderly couple described there.[4] They were sealed by one of our leaders here in Paraguay. But thereafter, they showed little interest to actively participate in the message and even said that the forum was too difficult for them to operate, which is why I personally closed down their account. But our leader made a grave error. They still counted as full sealed members of our movement but were never checked again. First, I categorized his (the leader’s) negligence as a sin against love. The poor spiritual condition of the couple had already become known to me on the eve of the Day of Trumpets and the day of this dream. The couple came up as a sealed couple in answer to my question, “How many are we, really?” which I asked here internally in Paraguay, and I noticed immediately that they had never been informed about the progress of the studies in the forum. They had been virtually abandoned. Something that a “good pastor” does not do. I had to admonish one, and also others of the seven leaders in charge, to the utmost. That was a terrible process, which almost caused a break in the top ranks of our movement. We cannot allow ourselves to act carelessly or negligently toward our neighbor. BEFORE THE END OF GRACE[5] at the seventh plague, we had to do everything possible to bring the potential candidate to a good level in regards to their behavior and knowledge. If we neglect that, we do not reflect the character of God and are spiritually dead. We went at night to the field to see the sign without any unity in our community, and it was impossible for Jesus to give a sign to a fragmented and half-fractious group. We did not meet what Ellen White foresaw for this moment:

The 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. {EW 15.1}

On the other hand, the leaders of the body of Christ have to ensure that the body remains pure. Members who do not meet the standards that Jesus has established must be excluded. That is the reason why the Adventist Church has failed across the board: creeping compromise. Examine yourselves now INTIMATELY, when you read how the couple transgressed.

We spoke with the couple today, and after some rather unsatisfactory answers from them, we examined their Facebook profiles. I speak frankly with you so that you can learn from it. You will also yet see that is about everything. Within about half an hour, it was clear that the couple sold “antique” jewelry, gold, silver for speculation, pyramid and get-rich-quick schemes, and they even advertise (by involvement, of course) for people to participate in casinos and gambling on the Internet.[6]

The woman of the house was wearing pants on her profile image, and on a picture where she was younger, one might “admire” her bare legs protruding from a miniskirt. Both affirmed to us that they keep the health message, but they together weigh more than an elephant. (Someone could be obese because of an illness, but that is another matter.)

Although the couple claimed to wait with great joy for the coming of Christ, we were able to find few to no Christian posts between their dog and friendship posts. Neither were there posts of our articles. This shows their true lack of interest in the message.

And then there’s the issue of tithing. How many times we have explained (through links to complete courses and preparation of study documents) that the tithe is not ours, but God’s? Recently, I had to admonish again, and Sister Yormary just admonished the newly readmitted Brother Atilio[7] about this topic. People who do not willingly return tithe to God are treated in the Bible as thieves, even thieves who steal from God Himself.[8] And now they are condemned in the middle of the Battle of Armageddon, no longer as in peacetime in a long proceeding, but court-martialed and “shot” (that is immediately excluded) when they are caught. The couple paid tithe once in the many months of their being sealed, and also only $75. That is for both of them not more than one visit to McDonald’s, to judge by their weight. They had defensively described themselves towards us as having been homeless for a few months, so they did not have the time to study the message so deeply. But when you see their photos, then they live in a luxurious villa with its own central staircase in the lobby, all decorated with wood paneling, elaborately carved.

Those who do not return the real tenth of all income behave like Ananias and Sapphira, and the verdict from God is:

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part [the supposed tithe], and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. (Acts 5:1-10)

That was during a time of grace! Now, the excluded ones have to spend seven years in agony. Yes, you heard correctly: we examine with logic to verify that the tithe corresponds to what you give us. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and we are guardians of your souls, because we do not want everything to end the way that the end of the dream threatens.

Because of this “example” couple with conduct that is full of worldly idols, every one of you should now consider your own self. Yes, I repeat myself! Any leader, i.e. ANYONE who has ever sealed a person,[9] and that person is still part of this movement, has to verify how that person behaves in everyday life. If there is only a hint of sin, we lose the war and Jesus will suffer what the last part of the dream says.

That must finally get through your heads! Jesus chose a “hard” director: me, the “bad” John Scotram. When I got softer and began readmitting pleading members such as Atilio or Cathy[10] without being really sure that they can behave in a godly way, we received such a terrible dream of admonition within 24 hours. Everyone, not just Atilio and Cathy (who do not represent the couple that has been excluded) must question whether they are clean. Those who are not completely clean before the coming of the Day of Atonement on October 11/12 will then be sentenced to seven years[11] + three and a half years dying in agony[12] and then eternal death, or Jesus loses the war and that person sentenced us all, including God, to eternal death.[13]

We are told again clearly in the dream who these people include, who do not give the glory to God:

Then I stand in a room where books are sold. I take a picture calendar in my hand. The first half of the year is missing, but the second half of the year is still complete. Since the first half of the year has passed, it can still be used. The calendar costs 30 Euros. It could be “repaired” or completed. The woman tells me that the “repair” is so expensive. It has something to do with a program. Then I see the same calendar again. It is complete for the current year and costs 15 euros. I wonder.

The incomplete picture calendar in need of repair stands for the UN program: The sustainable development goals to be realized by 2030. The first half of the period since the climate scare of the Millennium Group (2000 – 2030) has already ended (2016 not yet). By contrast, the other calendar, which costs only 15 euros, speaks in its symbolism of 2016, “the current year”, which is the year that Jesus wanted to come in, and that was a result of shortening by 15 years.[14] Our studies are complete and there is no more “repair” necessary, everything is correct.

And yet, now in the remaining days, each must take care of himself with the little power of the daily portion of the Holy Spirit![15] Are you even the slightest bit aware of the consequences that even a single worldly thought can cause?

I go on and have to take care of my behavior.

I come to a dusty street, it is not (properly) asphalted. It is bright and hot. Everything is immersed in a Sahara-tone and seems to be Mediterranean. [We are in Babylon!] I sit down at the roadside. I wear a white skirt, but it is so short that I can barely cover myself. After all, it gets better, the skirt seems to be longer and I no longer feel quite so naked. On the other side of the street I see a woman walking along. [Women are notoriously tested especially by the dress code!]

She is wearing a white floor-length dress. The woman has pronounced curves and her figure is distinguished by her dress. It looks like the clothes worn by the women at the opening of the Greek Olympics. I look a little envious and at the same time questioning at the woman. Should I dress like that?[16] Her hair is quite dark, probably black. Behind her is a large multi-story (tall) building. [The Tower of Babel.] It is older, not modern. She walks along the long side of the house, in front of her I can recognize a railing made of stone, as is known from Italy [Vatican] or the South. She runs from right to left and when she is at the end of the building, she seems to speak to the people there on the street. I do not see any human crowd, but there are people on the sidewalks. The street itself is empty.

Here Pope Francis, the spokesman of the Babylonian one-world religion, is presented as a seductive woman. Currently, however, his power is broken.[17] That is why Angelica sees no crowds, but only a few people on the sidewalks (see our recent Facebook posts). But that can change quickly!

Dear women among us: if you read the end of the dream and really love your dear Lord Jesus, then do just what He asks of you. He does not like bare legs, clear yourself finally and buy something else on Tuesday to cover and hide your curves. In less than three weeks, you will wear a robe of light which leaves only your head exposed. Get used to it now, or immediately leave this movement. I have now said it for the last time. And stop defending those women who love the world, too. You make yourselves accomplices of the enemies of God!

The following is written for women who with their clothes inspire adultery or unwanted sexual thoughts:

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (James 4:4)

If you cherish the thought of the woman who is depicted in Angelica’s dream, then beware, because you follow Pope Francis and the all-tolerant New World Order in secret.

What are the consequences of even one transgression, and the toleration of such, in our ranks? The terrible end of the dream should urge tears to your eyes (as it has now done with us).

A truck comes and stops in front of me. The tarpaulin is suddenly gone and I see besides some vegetable crates [health message] along and parallel to the walkway a lying body [Jesus, as we learn later]. He is wrapped in sackcloth.

Here Jesus is presented to us as the faithful witness, who is certainly dead. The fact that He does not have His royal robe, is still wearing sackcloth, and it is later mentioned that he resembles a Frenchman to Angelica, all point to Revelation 11. Jesus is dead, but rises again after the three and a half years (1290 or 1260 days) of the reign of Pope Francis (i.e. now).

His head is uncovered; I look at the lifeless face. It is a man, he has medium-blond hair, a round facial shape, sunburned skin. Spontaneously I think of a Frenchman. Suddenly, the man comes alive...

Hurray, the faithful witness is back, and we, the second witness, stand up with him, and we now expect the following end:

And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them [the two witnesses, Jesus and us], and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. (Revelation 11:11-12)

That is the description of the second coming. At night we expected the sign that it was going to happen soon, and I know you were all full of joy. We here, however, almost broke under the burden of sin, and were full of concern which still prevails among us. I knew exactly what’s coming, and I fiercely exhorted the leaders here in Paraguay yesterday with almost the same words that are in Angelica’s dream. Instead of a sign, we received only clouds and instead of the rapture, the following will happen:

...and [Jesus] pulls out a gun under the linen cloth. It does not look new. I get scared and hide [like Adam and Eve] behind a shed that is left behind me. I lay down on the ground in a dug-out trough, and can now see the man’s face through a gap between the floor and the planks of the shed. I feel quite safe there. Then he says something to people who must be in the direction of the driver’s cab [the four men here in Paraguay], but I cannot see them: “I have three bullets, the first one for ... (you? I cannot understand the following sentences) ... I’ll reserve the last bullet for myself.”

Have you understood the message that we, the four male leaders in Paraguay, sitting in the cab of the truck of the Fourth Angel’s message, must give you hereby? We four leaders have done so much wrong that Jesus as Supreme Judge, to whom has been transferred all judgment from the Father, on the upcoming Day of Atonement must sentence His own Father and His own Representative, the Holy Spirit, quasi to be shot as it were or be condemned to death by His verdict because the very last people refused to follow His commandments. We four leaders, especially me, were almost always portrayed as too harsh by you in the forum. The last red-alert warning to Silencio[18] was actually completely ignored. Do you know what you are doing when you provoke us, and how Adam[19] and Eve (our “second Eve” who should have actually overcome) come and present us with the fait accompli (after-the-fact notice), that a non-married couple has decided for the last few days of human history to room in the same house? How could you other leaders fail to immediately admonish and advise the two that this is at least a violation of the third commandment, namely to give a very bad image to God and to use His name in vain? Gerhard could make them immediately reverse it. That’s good. But sin remains, and it happened in a time when there is no more grace.[20] How will God judge?

You force Jesus, your beloved Lord, to send you a dream in which He will have to show you that you still leave Him only one option... namely divine SUICIDE! On Yom Kippur, He will pass judgment and Divinity will cease to exist, because your and my sin left Him no other choice! Can we carry such debt? We probably have to, because there is simply no forgiving blood anymore available. We will suffer to death in a world where we cannot pray to anyone anymore, because He is no longer there. We would be looking in our despair at the Bible, to see if there is not a way out. But none will be found, because He who wrote the word will be silenced forever, and a deceased Holy Spirit can no longer lead anyone to the lost truth.[21]

I think that must be Jesus, I think on you, I think of the guns in John’s dream and that I must tell you about the dream. I am scared and wake up.

Please get scared now and WAKE UP!

It’s about eight o’clock.

Yes, we are close to eight o’clock on the plague clock! That would have been our going home and the start of the judgment in heaven. Instead, we will die seven years together with our enemies or even longer, because Satan has won the Great Controversy. And ultimately the whole universe will be contaminated by sin, because there is no longer a God who could put a stop to it.

So I stood there, when I got the dream I myself had asked for after a long struggle with some leaders and an escalation yesterday. I stood there, without hope and with the judgment in hand. I would even have to deal harder with some, instead of being always ready to forgive, I should have Jesus always in mind and would have to recognize who is His friend and who is His enemy, although I had repeatedly heard false protestations or flimsy excuses. I—as the supreme leader of this movement—have failed; I have failed, just as the “sub-leaders”, the “Magnificent Seven” and the villagers.[22] We have ALL failed miserably and never before has it been confirmed what I said in the article Our High Calling, that Jesus and God the Father and the Holy Spirit must die. And it’s our fault...

After some time, my despair began to subside so that I could pray, and then the Lord spoke clearly to me:

“Realize that I address these words to you on the Feast of Trumpets. It is the day of warning! It is the day on which the people were called together to prepare for the Day of Atonement. It is the day, Yom Teruah on which you all should SHOUT: Who shall be able to stand? And every one of you should ask this question yourself. Only a non-perverse and pure people will receive a sign! And I cannot tolerate sin, and my people cannot tolerate sin among themselves. If you are not pure on Yom Kippur, I will die a second time and this time forever. I do not want my words, that I will be with you till the end, to have to be interpreted in the way that this is the end, and here and now it all ends. I want to be with you forever and have you with me forever! I love my people, no matter how few they may be. But do you love me as dearly as I love you? Faith is love, and I asked, will I find faith when I return? Do you understand that I seek your love, and that it can only be expressed in obedience to me? It’s all in your hands, because I have given my own life into your hands.” [23]

We are in the “moment of truth” for each one of us. I call on you to shout with me a battle cry of cleansing with the words: “Who shall be able to stand?”

 

I reprint that admonition, which was only written to the elected members of the forum, so that you know how heavily the time of Jacob’s trouble has affected us and still weighs on us. At that point of time we thought that the judgment of the living was over—once and for all. For us, it already ended in October of 2015. We believed nobody could change if they didn’t already have the right spirit, and that only sanctification itself continues. However, as Brother Robert and Brother Gerhard will report, this message will go on and be repeated in a marvelous way.

The forum members felt great horror after this admonition. They looked down at themselves and many found large spots on their clothes. Everyone tried to wash themselves and make right everything that had been neglected, as soon as possible. A great time of repentance took place in preparation for the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). On October 8, I received another message from God, indicating that our efforts had been fruitful in anticipating a different outcome to the Battle of Armageddon. Again, I had to send a message to the forum... We lived prophecy...

The Everlasting Covenant

THE SECOND TIME PROCLAMATION BY GOD ON SABBATH, OCTOBER 8, 2016, DELIVERED WITH THE HUMAN WORDS OF JOHN SCOTRAM ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT OF OCTOBER 12, 2016

Good News and Bad News

Often the bearer of a rather disappointing message begins with the question: “Do you want to hear the good news first, or the bad news first?” What appears to be a rhetorical introduction is actually a trick with which the questioner tells the questioned, or the messenger tells the recipient, who is responsible for his/her malaise after receiving the bad news. So I do not want to start this post—my last message to the forum and its members—with that question, and therefore I will not even give you the choice. Instead, I will immediately deliver the bad news, which means the buck stops with me. But it will be up to you after you read the post, whether you understand and accept the good news, or you continue to feel disappointed.

The bad news is: Jesus will not return on October 24, 2016.

The rest of this message is dedicated to the good news.

The Hour of Truth

On the plague clock, we are in the hour which I called the Hour of Truth in my last public article. Every reader of this message knows that there is only one truth, because the readers are a chosen group of people who do not hold the universal creed of the world, which says that there is a plurality of individual truths. They accept only one truth, which must come from a reliable source: the voice of God from Orion, like the sound of many waters.

The study forum was set up for us to study together, to correct mistakes, to study what the leaders in Paraguay had learned from God, to determine the veracity of it. Yet, minor or major mistakes of interpretation were often made because participation was often lacking, because basic knowledge was often lacking, or because individual views obscured one’s view of the God-given light.

However, the mistake in the time calculation that we will address on this Day of Atonement did not arise, in my opinion, from the aforementioned weaknesses of our study group; God Himself once again put His divine finger over a mistake until the time had come to uncover it, and to announce it to only this small illustrious group of His personal and successful witnesses after the finished battle of Armageddon.[24] This time, we are talking about a mistake that happened by the will of God, which doesn’t warrant the name “Miller’s mistake” this time, but rather “Snow’s mistake.”

In order to put you out of your misery, and to allow you to be relaxed as you read what is perhaps the most important message in God’s schedule, I will tell you in advance what I mean with the difference between the mistakes of Miller and Snow: Miller was off by more than a whole year, because he determined the coming of Jesus to be the spring of 1843. Snow corrected it to the Day of Atonement in 1844, but he was also off—but only by one day. Actually, it was even less than a day, and that is also the period of time we need to talk about.

In the article Full Moon at Gethsemane - Part I, I had—as you hopefully still remember—recalculated how exact the calculations of the pioneers were indeed, with regard to the supposed return date in 1844. It occurred to me that October 22, 1844, even confirmed by Ellen White, was correct, but the pioneers did not wait long enough on that day. At that time, they did not know anything about the Jewish day beginning at sunset, and only calculated the beginning of the Day of Atonement. Yes, it began on October 22, 1844, but not at mid-night, and it did not end at midnight 24 hours later either. Just as disappointed, we left our observation site shortly after midnight on the Day of Trumpets, 2016, like the pioneers hung their heads at midnight at the beginning of October 23 and went back to their homes in silence because of the sorrow.[25] Nowadays we know that they should have had hope until sunset on October 23. On the morning of October 23, Hiram Edson saw the heavens open and brought to the disappointed the joyous message of the beginning of the judgment. Snow had calculated the starting date correctly, but with our present knowledge we would be even more correct to say October 22/23 to avoid any confusion. To be short, however, we would say October 23, because the main part of the Day of Atonement fell on that day. If Adventists celebrate the anniversary of their faith on October 22, it is technically wrong, unless they meet for an evening meal. October 23 is the true anniversary of the Adventist faith. We’ll come back to that.

So Snow was in error almost a whole day (from midnight at the beginning of October 22, till sunset on October 22). Since we are the movement of the Fourth Angel, representing the joining of the third angel with the Fourth,[26] we owe it to history to repeat the mistakes of the joining of the first angel (Miller – 1 year)[27] with the second angel (Snow – 1 day). It must be understood that the Fourth Angel represents the repetition of the second angel’s message with the addition of the transgressions of the Adventist church since 1844.

Thus, on the fifth Omer Sabbath[28] leading up to the coming of the Lord, it pleased God to correct this mistake and communicate this knowledge to us. What does it mean, though, that at the last moment—just two weeks before Jesus’ return—God gives us a new date for the event that we are so eagerly awaiting? It can mean only one thing...

The Second Time Proclamation

Again and again we return to the well-known words of Ellen White, which give us a description of the last-day events, or better, the very last days of world history prior to the millennium. While reading, remember that Ellen White had this vision in relation to Jesus’ coming to an Adventist church that should have suffered persecution because of its loyalty. As explained in previous posts, not everything could be fulfilled as planned because the Adventist church was not faithful.[29] Therefore, the persecution described here did not occur in a literal manner, and also God’s action against the attackers[30] in the stated form was not necessary.

In the time of trouble we all fled from the cities and villages, but were pursued by the wicked, who entered the houses of the saints with a sword. [This didn’t happen at all or only symbolically.[31]] They raised the sword to kill us, but it broke, and fell as powerless as a straw. [Fulfilled by our steadfastness in faith when we were attacked by the unbelievers’ pact at Assisi.[32]] Then we all cried day and night for deliverance, and the cry came up before God. [This is the spiritual battle of Armageddon, which we are fighting right now.] The sun came up, and the moon stood still. The streams ceased to flow. [We’ll see how and when this is accomplished.] Dark, heavy clouds came up and clashed against each other. [Here is the story of the growing storm; the threat of the Third World War, which is now becoming more and more evident.[33]] But there was one clear place of settled glory [the temple in Paraguay[34]], whence came the voice of God like many waters, which shook the heavens and the earth. [Notice that it is the voice of God from Paraguay that causes the earthquakes!] The sky opened and shut and was in commotion. [The great controversy in heaven; the court facing the decision; “It is done”; Satan’s “Objection”; Trumpet feast; the beginning of Angelica’s dream.] The mountains [the nations] shook like a reed in the wind [the wind of war], and cast out ragged rocks all around [war threats with intercontinental missiles[35]]. The sea [Europe] boiled like a pot [the refugee crisis, the Brexit, etc.] and cast out stones [threatening gestures with short-range missiles[36]] upon the land [towards Europe]. [And now comes the second time proclamation:] And as God spoke the day and the hour of Jesus’ coming and delivered the everlasting covenant to His people, He spoke one sentence, and then paused, while the words were rolling through the earth. The Israel of God stood with their eyes fixed upward, listening to the words as they came from the mouth of Jehovah, and rolled through the earth like peals of loudest thunder. It was awfully solemn. And at the end of every sentence the saints shouted, “Glory! Alleluia!” Their countenances were lighted up with the glory of God; and they shone with the glory, as did the face of Moses when he came down from Sinai. The wicked could not look on them for the glory. And when the never-ending blessing was pronounced on those who had honored God in keeping His Sabbath holy, there was a mighty shout of victory over the beast and over his image. {EW 34.1}

Did you read my annotations carefully? Did you notice that I interpreted things a lot differently now compared to previous posts, but also differently than what is commonly understood by Adventists? Did you, like me, take the boiling sea to be literal and think that it could be the gamma-ray burst that boils the ocean?[37] Remember: the fulfillment would have been literal only if the Adventist church had fulfilled its mission! That also escaped us in Paraguay for a long time. But we have already explained that fulfillments must be symbolic now.

We need to understand that God has several plans. He is always one step ahead of Satan’s plans. It is not good if we understand everything too early, because then Satan knows it from overhearing our conversations. God also allows us to get it wrong—not to create confusion, but to test our faith. When the Supernova did not appear on the Day of Trumpets, it was clear to me that we might have followed a wrong path. The gamma-ray burst will come, but we do not know exactly when Alnitak exploded. There are many historical events that could fit, and distance measurements are still not accurate “to the day”, despite the Gaia dataset.

KaliningradTherefore, I pointed out a scenario above, which is most likely, and which we have observed since the beginning of the seventh plague: the brewing of the Third World War with its devastating nuclear bombs. We could see this developing for a long time in the trumpets and the other six plagues. Please remember the annexation of Crimea in the first trumpet and Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine in the second trumpet! At the beginning of the seventh plague, on September 25, the UN Security Council convened an emergency meeting on a Sunday because of Russia’s bombing of Aleppo.[38] On the Day of Trumpets itself, the US ended all talks with Russia.[39] The threatening gestures of Russia and the US were then becoming increasingly violent. The latest, as of the writing of this post, is the stationing of nuclear missiles in Kaliningrad, right at the border to Europe. Take a look at the map above! Huge rocks and stones remind us of something that weighs heavily, but does not explode when thrown. That could be the threatening gestures of the nations, which are now angry (see Revelation 11:18[40]).

But when can we start to shout for joy? As soon as the time is proclaimed to us once more! We wondered for a long time why Ellen White saw the time being announced again. Through the latest God-given studies, the one-day error finally appeared and could be solved, and thus the prophecy above was fulfilled. And now look at exactly when this was to be expected. Read the next sentence of the following paragraph:

Then commenced the jubilee, when the land should rest. {EW 35.1}

According to the Bible, the jubilee begins on the Day of Atonement:

Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. (Leviticus 25:9-10)

So according to Ellen White’s vision, the second time proclamation must be given before or on the Day of Atonement itself. The text of the vision, however, suggests that the time is divided into sentences separated by pauses: “He spoke one sentence, and then paused, while the words were rolling through the earth...” The first pause ends with this message to you. We in Paraguay received the second time proclamation on Sabbath, October 8. Now I write it down to pass it on to you. It must then be translated into two other languages, and we plan to give you this good news on the Day of Atonement, so that you can know that the war has been won and that you can shout “Glory! Alleluia!” according to the vision, as we did a few days earlier. Then comes the second pause. When the people who died under the third angel’s message are raised on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, they will also know from God the true date of His Son’s coming. Together we can raise a mighty shout of victory because we got the victory over the beast and his image. Isn’t that wonderful news?[41]

Now it is also clear who the “pious slave” is, who will be released at the beginning of the jubilee (Day of Atonement):

Then commenced the jubilee, when the land should rest. I saw the pious slave [the second faithful witness: us[42]] rise in triumph and victory and shake off the chains that bound him, while his wicked master [Satan, who for a long time has claimed us because of our sins] was in confusion and knew not what to do; for the wicked could not understand the words of the voice of God. [Only after the Day of Atonement, when we are reconciled to God, will the cloud, the sign of the Son of Man, appear. Exactly when, we are about to investigate.] Soon appeared the great white cloud. It looked more lovely than ever before. On it sat the Son of man. At first we did not see Jesus on the cloud, but as it drew near the earth we could behold His lovely person. This cloud, when it first appeared, was the sign of the Son of man in heaven. The voice of the Son of God called forth the sleeping saints, clothed with glorious immortality. The living saints were changed in a moment and were caught up with them into the cloudy chariot. [The special resurrection is not mentioned here; this is the first resurrection. You see that many visions complement each other and contain different details. That often makes it difficult to determine the exact order of the events.] It looked all over glorious as it rolled upward. On either side of the chariot were wings, and beneath it wheels. And as the chariot rolled upward, the wheels cried, “Holy,” and the wings, as they moved, cried, “Holy,” and the retinue of holy angels around the cloud cried, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!” And the saints in the cloud cried, “Glory! Alleluia!” And the chariot rolled upward to the Holy City. [When we are in the great spaceship, the following happens:] Jesus threw open the gates of the golden city [the inner City] and led us in. Here we were made welcome, for we had kept the “commandments of God,” and had a “right to the tree of life.” [43] [Remember this for later: this is the beginning of the millennium.] {EW 35.1}

Did you notice: the beginning of the jubilee year is “today” on the Day of Atonement when you read this post! But the beginning of the millennium has not yet come. You will see that I had to rethink some of what is in the Hour of Truth, but it is about refinements of days and not about weeks, months or years![44]

Nevertheless, if you understand that this post represents the second time proclamation, then you should already be jumping for joy because this is a major milestone in the final rapid movements. It is the voice of God saying that you, who remain in the forum at this time, have successfully won the battle of Armageddon. A great victory has been gained.[45]

Calculation Precision

There have been some indications that we were around one day off with the coming of Jesus, and two of them have been there for a very long time. Look at the calculation of the 1335-day timeline of Daniel. In the article Miller’s Mistake, we finally understood the year of plagues and then quickly realized that the 1335 days would end in the autumn of 2016. We noticed that it coincided with the Last Great Day on October 24. Therefore, we could expect an event to occur 1335 days earlier, which would visibly indicate the beginning of the timeline. We reckoned: October 24, 2016 - 1335 days in Jewish inclusive counting = February 28, 2013.

However, as you can see in our longstanding timeline, we were “attracted” to February 27 because we had received prophetic confirmation for that date.

Overview of Daniel's time lines

In the year 2013, we observed that the timeline of the 1335 days had clearly begun with the resignation actions of Pope Benedict XVI. The official resignation was on February 28, but the big farewell ceremony took place on February 27 at St. Peter’s Square with great press coverage and a large crowd. Which event should we take? February 27 was the anniversary of God the Father’s departure from the Most Holy Place, which for us was the type of Benedict’s withdrawal from the Vatican. February 27 is interwoven in our heads and—as you will see—it is good that way.

If, however, we add the 1335 days to February 27 with inclusive counting, we are lacking one day to come to October 24, 2016. We explained it to ourselves by saying that the “blessing,” which was to be expected at the end of the 1335 days, would come one day later because the 1335 days are days of “waiting.” However, we did not like that very well, and there was always that slight inaccuracy and a little doubt. Nevertheless, the fact that the “Last Great Day” signaled the return was so attractive that we no longer paid any attention to the precision of the calculation.

The same thing happened to us with the calculation of the 372 portions.[46] The first portion was needed on October 18, 2015, and according to the count, the supply of the portions only went up to October 23, 2016. We were again missing one portion for October 24. We also explained that away.

An Hour of 28 Days

Now that we have come so close to the hour of Jesus’ second coming that it has become almost palpable, the events around us and the progressive revelation of God[47] have taught us more and more details about the schedule of the last few days.

Now we know that the destruction of the earth will not last a whole year, or 372 days according to the portions of the Holy Spirit; it will take place in a much shorter timeframe. The plagues were amplified trumpets and brought the nations ever closer to the point of no return. One sentence rang several times and grew louder and louder in my spiritual ear: “God created the earth in six days, and He can destroy it in six days.” [48]

We know from looking at the hour of the beast and through the simple twelve-hour division of the plague clock that an hour on the clock lasts exactly 28 days. So let us calculate it again, exactly:

The beginning of Seventh Plague, September 25 + 28 days (21 days + 7 days of Noah) = October 22, 2016. Jesus was supposed to come on the eighth day... and—oh no—it would be the 23rd of October and not the 24th! The seven days of Noah are also one day shifted with respect to the Tabernacle feast days. Another one-day inaccuracy! How do we bring it into harmony?

First, let’s make a time table. We can recognize more with it than we could by mere words or dates:

CountWeekdayTishriEvent
1 Sunday, September 25, 2016   Seventh Plague
2 Monday, September 26, 2016    
3 Tueday, September 27, 2016    
4 Wednesday, September 28, 2016    
5 Thursday, September 29, 2016    
6 Friday, September 30, 2016    
7 Saturday, October 1, 2016    
8 Sunday, October 2, 2016    
9 Monday, October 3, 2016 1 Day of Trumpets
10 Tuesday, October 4, 2016 2  
11 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3  
12 Thursday, October 6, 2016 4  
13 Friday, October 7, 2016 5  
14 Saturday, October 8, 2016 6  
15 Sunday, October 9, 2016 7  
16 Monday, October 10, 2016 8  
17 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9  
18 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10 Day of Atonement
19 Thursday, October 13, 2016 11  
20 Friday, October 14, 2016 12  
21 Saturday, October 15, 2016 13  
1 Sunday, October 16, 2016 14  
2 Monday, October 17, 2016 15 Feast of Tabernacles
3 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 16  
4 Wednesday, October 19, 2016 17  
5 Thursday, October 20, 2016 18  
6 Friday, October 21, 2016 19  
7 Saturday, October 22, 2016 20  
8 Sunday, October 23, 2016 21  
  Monday, October 24, 2016 22 Last Great Day
  Tuesday, October 25, 2016    
  Wednesday, October 26, 2016    
  Thursday, October 27, 2016    
  Friday, October 28, 2016    
  Saturday, October 29, 2016    
  Sunday, October 30, 2016    
  Monday, October 31, 2016    
  Tuesday, November 1, 2016    
  Wednesday, November 2, 2016   Second Day of Trumpets

As you can see, I have marked all seventh-day Sabbaths and ceremonial sabbaths in red, and I begin the 21-day[49] count with the date of the seventh plague as read from the plague clock. Keep in mind that this date is even confirmed by events.

Now you can nicely see how the “full weeks” of Daniel 10 perfectly align to Sunday (Day 1) and Sabbath (Day 7). Even the days of Noah align (seven days in the ark and rain on the eighth day). However, they are obviously exactly one day shifted with respect to the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day.

We have to count precisely in order to fully understand prophecy. God is not inaccurate, and if we have His character, then we cannot be either.

Let us fill the schedule with our knowledge of the progress of recent events. We have learned that Satan (Pope Francis) withstood Gabriel for 21 days until Michael stood up on the 21st day and remained with “Satan” and fought him, so that Gabriel could travel to Daniel. So on the 22nd day, Michael (Jesus) took over the battle.[50] What does that mean for us?

For 21 days, or three full weeks, we had to stand without sin until Jesus was given the right to really intervene in the struggle. That is the moment when the power of God will manifest itself on the earth. That is the day of destruction. Read it from the table above: it is October 16, 2016—a Sunday! It is one day before the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, the very day when we expect the sign of the Son of Man to be finally confirmed visibly. We also believe that the special resurrection will take place on that first day of the Feast of Tabernacles.

The Feast of Tabernacles is a victory feast, so the great devastation and destruction of the enemy’s armies must take place beforehand. October 16 is just right for a perfect solution.

In graphic language, nuclear weapons will speak on October 16 and bring great suffering and death over the earth. Remember what I “heard” again and again: “God created the earth in six days, and He can destroy it in six days.”

Let’s sum it up... first day of destruction, October 16, 2016, a Sunday, just like the first day of creation. Perhaps atomic bombs will fall for several days, and then the radioactive fallout (as compared with our statements in previous articles regarding acid rain due to the GRB: the lake of fire burning with brimstone). The sixth and final day of the destruction would then be Friday (the sixth day of creation), October 21, 2016. Then God will rest from His work of undoing the creation of the earth, on a Sabbath, October 22, 2016. It is the day on which the feast of the fowls begins. And then comes the eighth day of Noah, where the long-awaited rain came. In our case, this is the day of the coming of Jesus, the 23rd (and not the 24th) of October, 2016.

50 Days of Omer Counting

For the last Sabbaths, we’ve often wished each other: “Blessed Omer Sabbath!” That was perfectly true, but we were still a little bit inexact. We were surprised to see that the Sabbath of September 3 was a special Sabbath in three respects. On the one hand, it was the last High Sabbath[51] on Earth, because it was the new moon day for the beginning of the sixth month. On the other hand, it was the day when we finished our work on the websites with the release of the last version of the DVD. Then we realized that there were 50 days left until the coming of Jesus, and that what we had done with the completion of our public work on that day corresponded to what Jesus did when He rested in the tomb after completing His work of public preaching. On Resurrection Sunday, the counting to the 50th day began for the descent of the Holy Spirit.

Let’s calculate it again, exactly: Sunday, September 4, 2016 + 50 days (inclusive) = October 23, 2016 until the coming of Jesus. It is October 23 and not October 24, which we so earnestly long for.

The Great Jubilee

October 23, 2016, is the great anniversary of the Adventist faith since 1844. 172 years have passed since Hiram Edson saw the heavens open and Jesus entered into the Most Holy Place. Those are 168 years for the judgment of the dead + 3.5 years for the judgment of the living (with an overlap of half a year) + 1 year of plagues.

The Seventh-day Adventist World Church will be celebrating the 172nd anniversary of the Great Disappointment (if it will still be possible) on October 22 (one day too early). They celebrate it as “Creation Sabbath,” which they have laid precisely on the Sabbath[52] when God will rest from the total destruction of His creation. What a macabre occasion and contrast, and what a shuddering reminder of The End of the Seventh-day Adventist Church! How close they were to the goal! Only “one (symbolic) day” separated them from truth and salvation! It was the day that we found in the core study of the Cross, in Full Moon at Gethsemane!

We, on the other hand, will rejoice on the following day, the day when we actually walk through the open heavenly gates into the Holy City, which Hiram Edson saw. What a day, this true jubilee of the Adventist faith! With His own return, Jesus will once again confirm the day when the sanctuary doctrine began. “Glory, hallelujah!” [53]

The Last Great Day

What are we going to do with the Last Great Day after the Feast of Tabernacles? For so long, this day was a symbol of the coming of Jesus for us, by its very name. But we did not really read carefully. The whole Christian world sees the Feast of Tabernacles as a symbol for the events before the Millennium and the Last Great Day as a symbol for the events after the Millennium. Thus, they were more correct than we were for a long time.

I offer you another more meaningful interpretation of the name of the day. World history, from its creation to its destruction, lasted 6000 years, which is even confirmed by Ellen White. We even counted that period as a clock of God for one of the crowns of Jesus as part of the sevenfold crown of time.[54] You know that this is the Great Week of Creation where “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years.” [55] So, the Millennium is the period of the seventh day, when God lets us all rest from sin. The Millennium is, in truth, the “Last Great Day” of the Great Week of Creation. After the end of the Last Great Sabbath Day, sin will finally be eradicated.

When, though, does this “Last Great Day” begin? When does the Millennium begin?

Let’s read from the Bible:

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, (Revelation 20:2)

Ellen White tells us {SR 415, 416} that Satan will be confined to the earth for a thousand years, and that is the Millennium. When will the first day of his abandonment be? October 24, 2016, the beginning of the Last Great Creation Sabbath.

And what is the Millennium for us?

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4)

In my interpretation in the article The Hour of Truth, I let the plague clock run beyond Saiph and also overlooked the one-day mistake. It was tempting to see that the journey had to pause on a Sabbath, and we came very close to the throne line, which would indicate the beginning of the thousand-year judgment. The biblical text above says a lot about that judgment, but the thousand years do not start with the beginning of the judgment; they start with the “transfer of the judgment,” and the text also says that they “lived with the Christ” (and not only reigned).[56] That’s why this millennium actually begins for us on the day when we spend our first full day with Jesus in the Holy City, and that is October 24, 2016, the beginning of the Last Great Sabbath of one thousand years.

This Last Great Sabbath gives our name as High (as in Great) Sabbath Adventists an even more brilliant meaning.

Now it will really come to pass as it would have in 1890. Our journey to the Orion Nebula will begin on a Sunday, the first day of the week, and Ellen White is now quite right when she says:

We all entered the cloud together, and were seven days ascending to the sea of glass [the Orion Nebula], when Jesus brought the crowns, and with His own right hand placed them on our heads. He gave us harps of gold and palms of victory. Here on the sea of glass the 144,000 stood in a perfect square. Some of them had very bright crowns, others not so bright. Some crowns appeared heavy with stars, while others had but few. All were perfectly satisfied with their crowns. And they were all clothed with a glorious white mantle from their shoulders to their feet. Angels were all about us as we marched over the sea of glass to the gate of the city. Jesus raised His mighty, glorious arm, laid hold of the pearly gate, swung it back on its glittering hinges, and said to us, “You have washed your robes in My blood, stood stiffly for My truth, enter in.” We all marched in and felt that we had a perfect right in the city. Here we saw the tree of life and the throne of God. Out of the throne came a pure river of water, and on either side of the river was the tree of life. On one side of the river was a trunk of a tree, and a trunk on the other side of the river, both of pure, transparent gold. {EW 16.2}

The marriage supper of the Lamb will therefore take place on Sabbath, October 29, and in the special meeting with God we will learn what the verdict will be for the 144,000: whether they will be allowed to live, or will have to give their lives as they had previously offered.[57]

Reward Her Double

Before we can enjoy the wonders of eternity, we first have to face the undoing of creation: a destruction that has never before been and will never again be.[58]

There are still two puzzles to solve, which have always struck me as I studied.[59] There is Ellen White’s statement: “The sun came up, and the moon stood still. The streams ceased to flow.” {EW 34.1} And in the Bible, there is the description of the “double” destruction of the whore, Babylon:

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, 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. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. (Revelation 18:4-6)

How should we accomplish that, to give the great whore, Babylon (all the nations of the earth, together with the Papacy) a “double” pouring of the cup of destruction? It is not we, of course, but Jesus, who executes this “revenge.” Together with Jesus, we are the “two witnesses” of Revelation 11:

These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. (Revelation 11:6)

Is that the meaning of double “vengeance”? Yes, but how exactly will this doubling be accomplished?

While studying the Hour of Truth, we looked very closely at our own travel itinerary to the Orion Nebula, which has now been greatly simplified because there is no longer a Sabbath layover that needs to be observed en route. Nevertheless, we learned a lot of principles that will help us now, because we have yet to look that closely at Jesus’ itinerary from the Orion Nebula to Earth.

Have you ever considered why there is a time difference of five days between the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles?

You understand now that the day of decision in the Battle of Armageddon is Yom Kippur, but Satan still does not know that our cases are already decided:

As Satan influenced Esau to march against Jacob, so he will stir up the wicked to destroy God’s people in the time of trouble. And as he accused Jacob, he will urge his accusations against the people of God. He numbers the world as his subjects; but the little company who keep the commandments of God are resisting his supremacy. If he could blot them from the earth, his triumph would be complete. He sees that holy angels are guarding them, and he infers that their sins have been pardoned; but he does not know that their cases have been decided in the sanctuary above. He has an accurate knowledge of the sins which he has tempted them to commit, and he presents these before God in the most exaggerated light, representing this people to be just as deserving as himself of exclusion from the favor of God. He declares that the Lord cannot in justice forgive their sins and yet destroy him and his angels. He claims them as his prey and demands that they be given into his hands to destroy. {GC 618.2}

The decision is made as of this Yom Kippur,[60] and we already know that it is highly likely to have a positive outcome for us, otherwise we would not have received the second time proclamation on October 8, the fifth Omer Sabbath. “Glory, hallelujah!” But Satan does not know all this, and continues to accuse.

On Sunday, September 25, Jesus announced “It is done!” and could have been to the Earth in seven days. The day of His return would have been October 2. The Millennium would have begun with the Day of Trumpets on October 3. But Satan resisted him with the accusations against us. God knew all of this beforehand, of course, and therefore gave the prophecy of the 21 days in Daniel 10.

Before the first accusation was made, Jesus had already traveled a distance. On Sunday, He reached the star of His Father, Alnilam, and the next day Mintaka, the star of the Holy Spirit. Then He was “detained.” That was on Monday, September 26. We learned of the charge against us in heaven seven days later as always: on the Day of Trumpets, October 3, 2016. Now our emergency cleansing started, so Jesus could not continue.[61]

Today, on Yom Kippur 2016, the decision is made and communicated to you with this post. There are still five travel stops remaining until the huge “New Jerusalem” spaceship arrives in our solar system, and thus also becomes visible as the sign of the Son of Man, since from that time on the light will no longer need to cross lightyears to become visible. Thus the Holy City becomes visible only as a dark cloud somewhere in the orbit of Jupiter or Pluto, and then becomes ever brighter and nearer until it reaches Earth’s orbit. We know from Ellen White’s prophecy that the sign of the Son of Man is visible on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, because that is when we are going to shout in victory. Amid all the destruction around us, which began one day earlier on Sunday, October 16, the sign of our salvation appears: the final confirmation that we really won the battle.

Let’s calculate:

WeekdayTishriFeastStar
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10 Yom Kippur Mintaka
Thursday, October 13, 2016 11   Rigel
Friday, October 14, 2016 12   Saiph
Saturday, October 15, 2016 13   Betelgeuse
Sunday, October 16, 2016 14   Bellatrix
Monday, October 17, 2016 15 Tabernacles Our Sun

The table would be very harmonious if we didn’t know that God would not travel on seventh-day Sabbaths, although He could travel on ceremonial Sabbaths (which Paul has already said were nailed to the cross)! And October 15 is such a Sabbath. God also follows His own rules, so He inserts a rest at Saiph. And do you see it? Again, it is the star of the Sabbath where the rest takes place.

Now, however, the sign of the Son of Man would not appear until the second day of the Feast of Tabernacles, which would be out of harmony. The first day of the Feast of Tabernacles is a ceremonial sabbath, and its symbolism clearly indicates the appearance of the glory of God in our solar system (see Robert’s last post).

To explain this, both Ellen White and the Bible give us help—as it should be, since Ellen White described herself as the lesser light that should lead to the greater light. Ellen White saw:

The sun came up, and the moon stood still. The streams ceased to flow. {EW 34.1}

This part of the vision reminds us of the events in Joshua’s battle with the Amorites, which was written for us as a type:

Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel. (Joshua 10:12-14)

Joshua has always been a key figure for our movement, because he received the blueprint for the understanding of the repetition of the seals: the marches around Jericho. And here is the blueprint for the day of vengeance... the sun and the moon will stand still until the vengeance is finished, in fact “a whole day” long. The day of vengeance, as we have already learned, is Sunday, October 16, and that day will not be 24 hours long, but 48 hours. A double day![62]

Now we understand Revelation 18:6-8 in a new light:

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. (Revelation 18:6-8)

On a double day, twenty-four hours for each of the two witnesses, Babylon will be put to an end. Victory is ours! “Glory, hallelujah!”

And now Jesus has gained one day “in heaven” where time goes on normally, because only the rotation of the earth is stopped, to arrive punctually in our solar system with the Holy City on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles:

WeekdayTishriFeastStar
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10 Yom Kippur Mintaka
Thursday, October 13, 2016 11   Rigel
Friday, October 14, 2016 12   Saiph
Saturday, October 15, 2016 13   Sabbath rest at Saiph
Sunday, October 16, 2016 14   Betelgeuse
      Bellatrix
Monday, October 17, 2016 15 Tabernacles Our Sun

Take a closer look! What star does Jesus first arrive to on the Day of Destruction? At Betelgeuse! This has always been a special star with regard to bad news:

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. (Revelation 6:3-4)

Dear brothers and sisters, if that doesn’t describe the outbreak of the Third World War, then I don’t know what does! And in the second half of the same 48-hour day, Jesus comes to Bellatrix:

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. (Revelation 6:5-6)

Will that not be the complete breakdown of the world economic system, when the bombs are falling?

And what does our yellow sun stand for in this sequence, where Jesus stays until our departure together?

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale [many translations also say yellow] horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8)

Perhaps it will really happen the way I wrote in the Hour of Truth:

We even saw the sign of Jonah, which confirmed that the explosion of Betelgeuse [now Alnitak] will come at the time of God’s wrath and bring the destruction of the earth with it. What we overlooked was that the destruction will only happen once Jesus will have already come and His church will have been saved from the burning of the earth caused by the gamma-ray burst. We had applied our knowledge to the first plague, but Jesus planned the catastrophe for the final annihilation of mankind, when we will already be in the Holy City. Sometimes we simply have to wait and see if things fulfill as we understand them, and sometimes a different kind of fulfillment is possible. If you will, this is the “pre”-rapture that so many talk about, but it will occur only after the seven plagues and the great tribulation!

One Last Warning

Before you jump the gun in celebrating the victory, I ask you once more to look at the journey of Jesus! Do you see where Jesus would have flown if we had not cleansed our sins and Satan had won the war?

Jesus arrived at Mintaka, the last star of the throne line except for Alnitak itself, prior to Yom Kippur. Here, at the star of the Holy Spirit, the verdict is found in the heavenly courtroom. God is declared guilty or innocent by the jury, and we were either witnesses for God or for Satan.

If we were witnesses for God, the Holy City continues with Jesus on board to Rigel, as we have already shown above. But if God is found guilty because we have failed as witnesses, then the Divine Navigator will set the course directly ahead into His own star, which has either long since burned up as a supernova and left behind a black hole, or the Holy City’s descent into it causes it to supernova and triggers the gamma-ray burst as it implodes into a black hole. It is the only way that God, who is Light, might commit suicide. He plunges into a black hole, a thing which science cannot completely comprehend. Some say that a black hole is a gateway into another universe, which would mean that God departs from this universe, leaving it to itself. But one thing is sure: no light can escape from a black hole. Hence its name. This universe would forever be a universe without light, without hope. There would be no God to whom we could pray and no protection from Satan. It would be pointless to open the Bible, since the Word of God would have perished in His own star.

And what about the seal with the date of October 24, which we and many others have fitted onto our profile pictures for Facebook and the forum? Haven’t you asked, like we did, how to handle the cases of people who have not even made it into this forum, because their sins were so open, or because their zeal for study and their love of the truth were too lacking for them to be sealed, while we fervently fought the battle against our sins and against Satan in the battle of Armageddon?

Many took the seal of October 24 merely because they simply believed the date without any study. They did not begin the seal study with any of us. But now notice: the seal they now bear is turning out to be a pure time-setter’s date! Why? Because it is easy to read it from the Jewish feasts, which coincidentally fall on the same dates as the divine feasts this year. So whoever confuses—as we previously did—the meaning of the term “Last Great Day” with the true date of return, has the wrong seal. They want the seal without having to study, which is the typical behavior, or they want the short studies of the pure time-setters who have no spiritual message. They continue to bear the wrong seal. It never had a real value, and if it had any, it has now been invalidated and rendered null and void by the second time proclamation. Think about that when you read this post and look at yourself in the mirror!

We are not going to make new pictures now, because we do not want the world out there to have the right date, and also because we are looking forward to the start of the Millennium on October 24. But the true seal of the coming of Jesus has just now been given to us by God, and we have it in our hearts and minds. It is the seal which also includes the faith of those who, like Hiram Edson, have seen heaven open and have followed Jesus into the Most Holy Place. No Adventist these days who rejects the doctrine of the sanctuary could have ever obtained this seal. October 23, which is a very “normal” Sunday at the end of the Feast of Tabernacles, would never have come to his forehead. Whoever has October 24 alone on his forehead, is only looking for the reward in heaven, without having trod the stony path of the Bible studies that we have walked with Jesus.[63]

The Delivery of the Everlasting Covenant

The bad news was that Jesus is not coming on October 24. The good news is that He comes one day earlier and thus accomplished a final sifting in His church.

Do you understand that everyone who has the wrong seal on their foreheads, that is, in their mind or expectation, are eternally lost? Do you know what the seal of October 24 really means? They are sealed for the second resurrection of the unrighteous, since the seal marks the beginning of the millennium after which Jesus comes for them:

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished... (Revelation 20:5)

October 24, 2016 stands for the beginning of the judgment of those who will suffer the second and eternal death. In a dreadful way, we realize that God was accounting us to that fate until October 8. But it was only just!

Whoever bears the seal of October 23 on his forehead, however, has the date of the first resurrection in his heart and character! The blessing for those who would wait until the end of the 1335 days is repeated here:

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)

Whoever has this seal is sealed for what will happen on October 23:

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. (1 Corinthians 15:51-56)

Do you really understand what was given to you with the second time proclamation?

And as God spoke the [true] day and the hour of Jesus’ coming and delivered the everlasting covenant to His people...

What is the everlasting covenant? The everlasting covenant is not only the promise of many descendants that Abraham received. The everlasting covenant is not only the promise of victory over sin. The everlasting covenant is not only the promise of living with Jesus in heaven. The everlasting covenant is, first and foremost, the promise of eternal life!

The fact that the Spirit of Prophecy tells us that we are given the everlasting covenant at the same time as the second time proclamation means that we have been sealed with eternal life. We have already been sealed “for immortality,” which we will receive from the hand of the Creator on October 23!

Thus, we were actually marked as “immortal” by the recognition of the true day of the Second Coming. This reminds us of a prophecy of Ellen White, which has long been presented to us as the critic’s counter-argument:

The opportune time for us to work is now, just now, while the day lasts. But there is no command for anyone to search the Scripture in order to ascertain, if possible, when probation will close. God has no such message for any mortal lips. He would have no mortal tongue declare that which He has hidden in His secret councils.—The Review and Herald, October 9, 1894. {1SM 191.2}

I have always argued that we are de facto immortals if we belong to the 144,000. Then came the death of Sister Gabriela, and we all had to swallow hard. But today we know she did not have the right date. That means she died under the third angel’s message, like many others, and will rise according to all our knowledge on the first day of Tabernacles. But she was never sealed as one of the 144,000 because she never went through the time without grace. She was laid to rest beforehand and stands in the last days as a type for all such.

We, however, have just been sealed with eternal life, now that we have finally been cleansed and have given our testimonies for God, and now we will go through “without seeing death.”

Ellen White spoke of the “close of probation” in the above quote, and not of the day of the coming of Jesus. We know now that His grace truly endures forever, for those who love Him and keep His commandments.

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God [the everlasting covenant] is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:22-23)

Now do you understand how important the second time proclamation was, which makes us hope that we have really fought the battle successfully? Now shout with us in Paraguay: “Glory, hallelujah!” I have had the honor of bringing to you the everlasting covenant from God in words, and I think that was my last message from God to you. “Praise and glory be to God alone!”

Surely you still have many questions, such as whether the seven years of Ezekiel 39 will still take place. I don’t know. But be sure that you may soon ask the One who knows everything: our beloved Lord Alnitak, who was wounded for us and will wipe away all your tears.

John, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In certainty of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; But hath in due times manifested His word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour. “Hallelujah, amen!”[64]

 

As one can easily imagine, that post struck like a bomb. Many were initially frightened when I said that Jesus would not return on October 24, but then the members of the forum were overwhelmed with the good news of having received the everlasting covenant. Many wrote enthusiastic posts, the kind which we had often waited in vain for in the past few years. Later—when the trial came—it turned out that some of the members were only “sounding brass or tinkling cymbals” without the true love of God in their hearts.

When we asked for another heavenly hour, before the day of the second coming had arrived, many responded with great humility and joined in prayer for more time for unselfish reasons. Some, however, did not express their true disappointment, but merely agreed with our sacrifice. Still others rejoiced that they would still have a chance to convince their spouses of the Orion message, even though they had already been rejecting the message for years. They had separated from the unbelieving spouses for the short week of the Feast of Tabernacles, but now they wanted to return to homely and yet pleasant fields with waving flags.

Those members did not understand why we asked God for an extension, and responded only based on their own egoistic motives. The reprimanding which immediately took place was not accepted, and one who reprimanded was attacked, instead of recognizing the guilt and sin of their own lack of love toward the great multitude. The abyss of the self-seeking heart became visible, and the fall of one member caused the fall of other members. The great sifting ran its course.

For seven years the counsel of Gamaliel should have been applied to us, and we did not disappear, as many critics had hoped and expected. Now an offended member wanted to undermine God’s work, and he quickly found friends among the disappointed, whose faith had sprouted on stony ground and was choked by thorns. But God desired that cleansing, and as a result there are now twenty-four elders who are starting to sound the Carillon of Revelation 11 in this time of the extended seventh plague, and thus literally fulfilling another prophecy in the Word of God.

The Proclamation of the Day

During the latter part of the Feast of Tabernacles, we realized that we had seen part of the prophecy of Ellen White’s second proclamation of the day and hour with the above forum post. Now we finally knew which feast day stands for the coming of Jesus: it was the Hoshana Rabbah, the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles and not Shemini Atzeret—and if one calculates precisely, the timeline of Daniel also comes to that day in 2016.

Brother Robert explained it in the forum on October 12, only five days before the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles:

Now we know that Shemini Atzeret (the eighth day of the feast) is not the day of the Second Coming. It is actually the first day of the Millennium as its name implies. The Second Coming is one day earlier on the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles. That begs the question: What can we learn about the Second Coming from the Jewish traditions that are practiced on the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles?

Every single day of the feast has different rules, different prayers, different “Torah” readings, and different traditions and rituals to be performed. These are traditions and teachings that have been handed down orally throughout the history of God’s people, and have survived through the Christian era even though the Jews rejected Christ, by and large. (At least, that is what they are purported to be. Some of the sources for the meaning of the feast days are considered “apocryphal,” so we must use some discernment, but you will see that most everything we look at today has a clear biblical basis.)

Are you looking forward to this holiday? Do you understand what it really means? I trust you will gain a great appreciation for what the Feast of Tabernacles is all about as we learn more about it.

October 2016 Calendar

The seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles is called Hoshana Rabbah. The first paragraph of Wikipedia’s entry should immediately pique your interest:

The seventh day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, 21st day of Tishrei, is known as Hoshana Rabbah (Aramaic: הוֹשַׁעְנָא רַבָּא, “Great Hoshana/Supplication”). This day is marked by a special synagogue service, the Hoshana Rabbah, in which seven circuits are made by the worshippers with their lulav and etrog, while the congregation recites Hoshanot. It is customary for the scrolls of the Torah to be removed from the ark during this procession. In a few communities a shofar is sounded after each circuit.

Do you see what this is about!?

What is a lulav and what is an etrog?

Lulav with etrog

Lulav ([lulav] or Yemenite pronunciation [lolav]; Hebrew: לולב‎‎) is a closed frond of the date palm tree. It is one of the Four Species used during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The other Species are the hadass (myrtle), aravah (willow), and etrog (citron). When bound together, the lulav, hadass, and aravah are commonly referred to as “the lulav”.

This comes directly from the Levitical ordinance:

On the first day, you must take for yourself a fruit of the citron tree, an unopened palm frond (lulav), myrtle branches, and willows [that grow near] the brook. You shall rejoice before God for seven days. (Leviticus 23:40, Hebrew-English Bible, Mechon Mamre)

Just like the spring feasts had the waving of the sheaf of firstfruits, the autumn Feast of Tabernacles has the waving of the lulav, which has the palm as its main feature. The palm symbolizes “victory, triumph, peace and eternal life” (according to Wikipedia). Furthermore,

The Midrash[15] notes that the binding of the Four Species symbolizes the desire to unite the four “types” of Jews in service of God.

Ponder on that, and compare it to what Brother Ray shares about the miracle[65] we saw here on the Day of Atonement.

The theme of Hoshana Rabbah is the final judgment:

Hoshana Rabbah is known as the last of the Days of Judgment which began on Rosh Hashana [Day of Trumpets].[1] The Zohar says that while the judgment for the new year is sealed on Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement], it is not “delivered” until the end of Sukkot (i.e., Hoshana Rabbah [seventh Day of the Feast of Tabernacles], the last day of Sukkot), during which time one can still alter their verdict and decree for the new year.[2] Consequently, an Aramaic blessing which Jews give each other on Hoshana Rabbah, פתקא טבא (pitka tava or piska tava), which in Yiddish is “A guten kvitel”, or “A good note”, is a wish that the verdict will be positive.[3]

Note very carefully what is said above! Note that the entire period from Trumpets to the end of the Feast of Tabernacles, but not including Shemini Atzeret, is referred to as the “Days of Judgment” (plural). That corresponds to our experience of being accused by Satan of sin on the Day of Trumpets, and to Jesus’ final work of judgment in heaven on our behalf.

Although you have been sealed on Yom Kippur for the new “year” (eternal life in heaven), the judgment is not yet delivered, and thus the verdict can still change! In other words, God has decided (sealed you) for eternal life, but since He has not given you eternal life yet, He can still change His mind. We must guard ourselves to ensure that we remain pure until His actual coming at the end of the feast. That includes having the right attitude toward the Feast of Tabernacles itself, which is partly why we are studying these things. We want to know God’s intention in planning the feast, because you can see that this feast was planned especially with us in mind, knowing what we need and what we will experience in these last few days on earth!

It is customary to read the whole of Tehillim (Psalms) on Hoshana Rabbah eve. There is also a custom to read the book of Deuteronomy on the night of Hoshana Rabbah.[4]

The reading of Deuteronomy goes hand-in-hand with the removing of the Torah from the Ark of the Covenant, mentioned earlier. The Torah is the first five books of the Bible—the books of Moses—which are collectively referred to as “the law” in the Bible. The summary of the books of the law are the Law of God itself, the Ten Commandments.

Interestingly, the blessing that is recited over the lulav makes reference to this very Law:

“Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to take the lulav”

This reminds us of the patience of the saints:

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. (Revelation 14:12)

But the blessing is not speaking of “our works,” but rather of God’s work in sanctifying us:

But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Jeremiah 31:33)

And this work of sanctification through Christ, for which we bless our Lord Alnitak, “King of the universe,” is the Father’s answer to Jesus’ own prayer while He was here on earth:

They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (John 17:16-17)

We do not belong to this world any more. Are you starting to see what the feast of tabernacles is all about? It is about leaving the world behind—leaving all those things that you cannot take to heaven. It is about letting go. For most of us, it also includes letting go of people whom we have loved dearly in this life, but who have not chosen the Pearl of Great Price over earthly things.

If you will, we are camping at the last bus stop on the route to heaven, waiting for our Lord to come and get us. We have nowhere else to go, but up. We are hanging on that rope from heaven that will carry us to the other side.

How do you feel about this camping trip? Are you looking back at what you might need from your house in case there is an earthquake? Are you looking back at the job that you hope will be waiting for you after you wake up from this too-good-to-be-true dream? Are you looking back at loved ones, wondering how you will mend relationships after this crazy adventure?

Remember Lot’s wife. (Luke 17:32)

Those are the words of our Lord.

In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop [typical Jewish observance of the Feast of Tabernacles], and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. (Luke 17:31)

Now do you understand why you must leave your unbelieving family behind, and keep this feast without them? Do you understand why we have to go away from our houses and things of this world? Do you have the right attitude for the feast? When the heavenly “rescue helicopter” arrives, will you grab hold of the rope, or will you cling to the things that are passing away until the angelic escort moves on?

It’s not about having the correct tent, or putting your prepper skills to work, but about leaving this world behind.

The seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles is called Hoshana Rabbah, meaning “great supplication.” That could even be a hint to indicate that we will still be anxious as we wait for Jesus’ coming,[66] even in those last seven days. While the world will be going up in flames, we will be supplicating earnestly for physical salvation from this expiring planet.

Our conflict will not be ended until we enter the Holy City:

Before the ransomed throng is the holy city. Jesus opens wide the pearly gates, and the nations that have kept the truth enter in. There they behold the Paradise of God, the home of Adam in his innocency. Then that voice, richer than any music that ever fell on mortal ear, is heard, saying, “Your conflict is ended.” “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

Now is fulfilled the Saviour’s prayer for his disciples, “I will that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am.” ... {GC88 646.1-2}

That is the same prayer we quoted earlier in connection with the blessing of sanctification over the lulav. It is Jesus’ prayer for unity among His people, which is symbolized by the binding of the Four Species together.

What do they do with the lulav in the ceremonies? On each day of the Feast of Tabernacles, they make a circuit around the temple, symbolizing the marches around Jericho. On the seventh day, Hoshana Rabbah, they make seven circuits (or marches)! And after each march, the shofar (trumpet) is sounded!

Do you see the significance of this? The whole Feast of Tabernacles is our final real-life re-enactment of the conquest of Jericho, which was the entrance to the whole land of Canaan.

The modern day observance of the rituals of Hoshana Rabbah are reminiscent of the practices that existed in the times of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. During Sukkot, the four species are taken in a circuit around (inscribing the perimeter, not circumscribing the actual building) the synagogue once daily. On Hoshana Rabbah, there are seven circuits.

Making a circuit around the reading desk on Sukkot while each person holds the four species in his hands has its origin in the Temple service, as recorded in the Mishnah: “It was customary to make one procession around the altar on each day of Sukkot, and seven on the seventh day” (Sukkah 4:5). The priests carried the palm branches or willows in their hands. The entire ceremony is to demonstrate rejoicing and gratitude for a blessed and fruitful year. Moreover, it serves to tear down the iron wall that separates us from our Father in Heaven, as the wall of Jericho was encompassed “and the wall fell down flat” (Joshua 6:20). Furthermore, the seven circuits correspond to the seven words in the verse Erhatz benikayon kappay, va’asovevah et mizbahakha Hashem - “I wash my hands in purity and circle around Your altar, O Lord” (Psalms 26:6).

The conquest of Jericho represents our entrance into the heavenly Canaan. The separating wall symbolizes the barrier that our sin has put between us and God. After the seven marches on the seventh day, at the last blowing of the trumpet, the wall came down.

That gives us a potential clue as to what time of day Jesus will take us up: after the seventh “circuit” of the lulav on the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles.

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:52)

That is when the judgment (verdict) is finally delivered, and those who made Christ their sufficiency will also be delivered from sin, forevermore. Until then, your verdict can still change, which is why there is a tradition of wishing each other a positive outcome on that day for the new year.

There is a tradition of staying up the whole night of Hoshana Rabbah—which makes it no wonder how the entire book of Deuteronomy can be read. I suppose the sheer excitement of waiting for this momentous event will keep us all awake anyway.

Another interesting feature of the Feast of Tabernacles is the custom of the ushpizin, or sukkot guests:

Each “hoshana” is done in honor of a patriarch.

  • Abraham

  • Isaac

  • Jacob[67]

  • Moses (the most important Hebrew prophet)

  • Aaron (Moses’s brother, the first Kohen Gadol, or High Priest)

  • Joseph (the three Patriarchs and Jacob’s most famous son)

  • David (the most important king of Israel)

From the Sukkot entry:

A custom originating with Lurianic Kabbalah is to recite the ushpizin prayer to “invite” one of seven “exalted guests” into the sukkah.[6] These ushpizin (Aramaic אושפיזין ‘guests’), represent the seven shepherds of Israel: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and David. According to tradition, each night a different guest enters the sukkah followed by the other six. Each of the ushpizin [sukkot guests] has a unique lesson which teaches the parallels of the spiritual focus of the day on which they visit.

Ok, I would not take that literally, but it is interesting in light of the fact that the Feast of Tabernacles is a “transfiguration” experience for us, like when Jesus was transfigured and Moses and Elijah came to speak with Him.[68]

This day is all about the coming of Jesus:

The hoshanot are accompanied by a series of liturgical verses climaxing with, “Kol mevasser, mevasser ve-omer” (The voice of the Herald [Elijah] heralds and says)—expressing hope for the speedy coming of the Messiah.

The word “hoshana” is another way to spell Hosanna. The word means “salvation” and is often used as an exclamation in time of urgency, or as a word of praise to the Savior who has come. Earlier, we saw that the word was translated as “supplication,” but it is really about a specific kind of supplication for deliverance (i.e. salvation).

Every circuit or march during the Feast of Tabernacles is a supplication or exclamation of “Hosanna!”—hopefully in praise to the Savior who is visibly coming by that time. However, it could also be a desperate plea for salvation from a world growing dark under mushroom clouds—a world we could never go back to.[69]

Time is quickly running out—look at the calendar! Finish your plans and make sure you are ready for the Feast of Tabernacles before the winds of war break loose and the six days of destruction[70] begin!

Hosanna! (Salvation!)

 

Thus, it was just before the expected day of the coming of Jesus that we even understood what feast day would really be the day of His coming. The above posts delivered the voice of God the Father to the brethren in the forum, revealing that Jesus would be arriving on October 23, on Hoshana Rabbah, and that we were one-day off with Shemini Atzeret.

Now do you understand what would have happened if we had not asked God the Father, who is Time, for an extension of time? EVERYONE who believed in the date of October 24, 2016 and/or copied the seal of October 24, 2016 to their profile images in Facebook or elsewhere, were in fact sealed for the first day of the Millennium and the “seven years” of the wrath of God, as described in chapters 38 and 39 of Ezekiel. They would have all been lost! And we would have had no small part in their eternal death, because we would not have been able to tell them in time. Therefore, we thank God for hearing our prayer for more time.

We had to make the sacrifice and ask for more time so that at least our brethren who believed in what we had preached would also be saved.

All that I had written in the above forum posts would have happened exactly as described if the prerequisites for it had been fulfilled:

  1. We had already been the church of Philadelphia as sought.

  2. The Battle of Armageddon had already ended with the enemy’s total defeat.

Our experience shows that neither condition was met, and we experienced the pain of seeing our brethren lost. We stood at the crossroads, either to go and leave our siblings behind, or to remain in this terrible world and still see them saved.

Rebellion in God’s Restaurant

A sister whose faith was not sustained and was later choked by thorns, wrote a letter to me before her departure for the Feast of Tabernacles on October 14, 2016:

Dear Brother John,

I would very much like to tell you many things to express my personal thanks.

But it is only in words of this world which we now leave, God willing.

I firmly believe that!

So I say briefly and simply:

My deepest and most heartfelt thanks for the most wonderful and sweetest voice I have ever heard.

Soon I will leave the house, the family, the Internet. The world.

So according to the old tradition, I wish you a positive outcome for the new year!

His will be done!

Hosanna!

Your sister in Alnitak, Lotti[71]

How differently did her words sound when the “wind,” which came from a different direction than that of brotherly love, blew her away. Her farewell message in the forum contained the following paragraphs:

For my part, I am very grateful to you and Günther and the other brothers and sisters for helping me come so close to my Beloved, and I still cannot really understand much, but I know it makes sense to give oneself to Him. I want to do it. The Orion message has changed me—especially the Feast of Tabernacles. I let go of everything that kept me in the world, and so I received many gifts. A lot of things have been enlightening for me, and I will probably understand much more in due time.

So, now I am going further on my way trusting to hear God’s voice, and not the wrong one. I would gladly stay in touch, but a loose forum membership for moving on single travelers is not possible; this is obvious to me. The intensity of the last few months is something I cannot sustain in the long run. So I will simply watch the “cloud” for myself, and I am looking forward to the new articles![72]

That was only one of a total of seven declarations of bankruptcy of faith, because some could not understand what was necessary to make us—who believed we were so holy—truly the Church of Philadelphia, of brotherly love.

No, it is NOT brotherly love to squander the time that we entreated God for, to soften one’s spouse, children, or other family members or friends who had a long time to hear the Holy Spirit, but in vain. That would mean to reject God’s love for the other children that He still has in other churches. It corresponds to the egoistic love of Satan, and after all that a High Sabbath Adventist could learn in the last seven years, it is equivalent to committing the unpardonable sin.

No, it is NOT brotherly love to say “the intensity of the last few months is something I cannot sustain in the long run,” or to defend and support the machinations of a certain couple that led an insurrection that caused the eternal death of seven German souls. It means joining the enemy of God and arguing against God, which is even unpardonable when you have eaten at the table of the Holy Spirit.

In the dream of Sister “Angelica,” God warned of a merchant couple with the shrine of a saint—that is, they were idol worshipers. We believed we had found such a couple outside our forum community, and then we broke off the contact. Actually however, it was a couple within our fellowship (which also makes more sense according to the view presented in the dream from “Angelica”). I will not name this couple, although these people were not even afraid to use the knowledge entrusted to them by God to make money from the doctrines for these last days of earth’s history. They now demonize the movement they once belonged to, along with its leader, but their real motivations are pecuniary in nature. They want to start a gravy train and build up a “survival scamp” in Hungary, where they were during our tent camping event during the Feast of Tabernacles, already behaving very fanatically and rebelliously. They are working with a disreputable “financing” model, which they brought with them from Spain, where they lived for many years. The description of the warning in “Angelica’s” dream applies perfectly to this German elderly couple—but not just “Angelica’s” dream.

Ernie Knoll had foreseen a rebellion in the “restaurant” (our study forum) about seven years ago. The following passage comes from his Two Cars dream. It takes place in a “restaurant,” where God’s food is served:

After everyone receives their meal [after everyone has received all the studies from the table of God that we served in the forum, and is content and satisfied], a woman [God’s church] walks out in front and below from where we sit. She says, “Let’s pray. Thank you, Lord, for this meal and for a place to come in from the evil of the world. This broth is like the Holy Spirit. This bread that represents Jesus can be brought into our bodies. This meat is His Word.” She ends her prayer and says that we will all enjoy a very special movie while we dine. Behind her is what looks like a wall coming down to serve as a screen. The windows, the ticket machines [which dispense the tickets for the restaurant, meaning our seal studies which entitle a person to enter the restaurant] and the front of the building are behind it. I begin watching the most tremendous movie I have ever seen, although I do not remember it after the dream.

Our “restaurant” has been in existence since July 2011. Since then, good-hearted people who have eaten through the mountain of studies that surround the land of Cockaigne can sit at the cozy tables and are fed with spiritual food, directly by the kitchen staff of Paraguay. I tried for years to identify what film this “most tremendous” movie was, at the end of which a terrible discovery would be made: a rebellion in God’s restaurant! I thought it could be Creation: The Earth is a Witness, which caused a stir in Adventist ranks in 2014, but I did not understand what was said about one of the two ticket machines in the next section, namely that it was just being refilled. Also, the fact that there were two ticket machines made me uneasy, and I was weighing different scenarios, but nothing really fit well. However, now that we realize that God has led our work into a second phase of another “seven years,” everything makes perfect sense.

First, I finally realized which movie was meant. And indeed, it is the greatest and most tremendous Adventist production ever: Tell the World! You can also download the two-and-a-half-hour film free of charge from YouTube in HD. Well, I think one of my companions will talk even more about the film, which is very convincing, but lacking depth. The three angels’ messages are not mentioned at all...so what do end-time Adventists want to preach with this film? Nevertheless, it is a touching portrayal that should warm the Adventist heart, and if you also receive the light that has been added in the Great Controversy and in the past seven years of our mission work, then it makes a well-rounded picture.

When the movie ends [when the premiere on October 22, the great Creation Sabbath of the Adventist Church, is over], a woman [our community, which had just reached the condition of Philadelphia on October 19] comes to the middle of the room. She quietly explains that something horrible happened while we dined [spending our feast of thanksgiving or Feast of Tabernacles in tents] and watched the movie. The wall goes up and we see that the huge plate-glass window is shattered and someone has stolen one of the ticket machines. She explains that the machine had just been refilled with a new roll of tickets, that each roll held a large amount of tickets and each ticket was invaluable.

We had just asked God for a new “seven years” to reach the people during the time of God’s judgments, which we had not been able to do in peace during the first seven years. A “newly-filled ticket machine” just went into service. In fact, on October 20, I was already starting to plan the new websites for the “White Cloud Farm” and for “High Sabbath Adventists”, and was beginning to set up servers and much more to get ready, while the Paraguayan sun bore down on our tent site and mosquitos tried to destroy my concentration. The premiere of the film was on October 22, and on October 23 Jesus would have come back. Instead, our new service began exactly the day after the screen went up. Suddenly, we were faced with a revolution in the forum, like how God in heaven once stood facing Satan’s rebellion. We were attacked from within our own ranks by one of our own elders:

I then hear a man behind me who stands up and says that he is an elder. He mumbles his name and explains that an offering of almost $13 [thirteen is the number of Satan, and the “offering” means that the elders are spending money] has been collected to help purchase a new ticket machine. [A new ticket machine means a new ministry for the next “seven years,” which the elders, as agents of Satan, would lead, and where there is no “John Scotram” to disturb things anymore, and no one is bothered with God’s word.] Compelled to stand and speak [Ernie stands for me personally in this case, of course], I tell them that although all small gifts are appreciated, there is only one gift and that is Jesus. I tell them this tragedy would never have happened if we had only asked God to protect this place, that when we ask for His protection He will take care of that which is His.

When I realized what had happened, I saw that we needed a prayer group. Till then, we thought we were safe, but this infiltration of idol worshipers and disciples of Satan taught us better. Today, as a small group of just over 30 people, we have a 24-hour prayer coverage and protection from Satan’s attacks. One might be curious who the Satanist was who stole the ticket machine and led many to misfortune. The dream of Ernie tells us that it is the “elderly German couple” who is lurking in Hungary in his spider web:

I now notice a man who looks like an evil criminal. He stands not too far up the street in front of the building, and the stolen ticket machine is next to him. He begins to run to hit the other plate-glass window in order to steal the other ticket machine. [He also wants to take the members we’ve found in the past seven years, and not just those who have recently received their tickets from the new machine.] I cry out for God to protect us and send His angels to surround not only us but the building and that He will reclaim the stolen machine. As I prepare to say amen the whole group in one voice says amen in the name of Jesus. [This is our new prayer group.] Immediately the man runs and hits the front of the building with his shoulder and it is as if an invisible shield has been placed around the building, because the man bounces back. He gets up and again tries with all his strength to break the window but again he bounces back. The building is safe.

We now turn and notice many angels descending around the stolen ticket machine. One angel who excels in strength easily picks up the machine while many other angels lead a procession back to the building. The strong angel places the machine back where it belongs and we watch as all the angels ascend.

What a good outcome for us, and what a defeat for the evil one and his henchmen.

Much of this happened because there were people among us who simply do not understand that Christianity does not consist of petty “oh-I-am-so-pious” moaning, but that a true Christian must also act according to his faith and call sin by its right name. When one hears words like “of little faith”, “coward” or “fool” and feels offended, instead of thinking about why such words come to him from the highest position, he does not understand what the Bible teaches, what Jesus told the Pharisees, and who the true wolves are, disguised with a good nature in SHEEPS CLOTHING, and who the watchdogs are, who bark to save and not to bite.

The greatest want of the world is the want of men—men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall. {Ed 57.3}

Brother Aquiles also had a dream at the time of the rebellion, wherein he saw two women in close association with that wolf. They enriched themselves with the things of the forum and sorted out what they liked and what they didn’t. He took money from the women and wanted to acquire a “golden pen,” administered by God alone. He even put the pen on a chain so that the real owner could no longer take it into his power. The dream ends with Brother Aquiles seeing an army ready to attack, but the soldiers were still waiting, whom he called Israelites (our new name after wrestling like Jacob), who will defend the restaurant. That corresponds to the angels in Ernie’s dream, who bring back the ticket machine. That couple will not succeed in bringing their evil plan to fruition. God has given three people dreams that predict their failure. Why three? The same rebellion took place in heaven, and three Persons of the Divinity were both witnesses and victims alike. They will not allow this in the time when the verdict has already been proclaimed! Therefore, may God’s will be executed upon these criminals and murderers, now in the time of His judgments.

Brotherly Love

But now, what is “brotherly love,” really?

Brotherly love means to offer one’s life for the other, if necessary.[73] When we realized that so many people had the wrong seal and that so many people who had good hearts never had a chance to hear the message of the Fourth Angel because of the failure of the Adventist church, the situation was clear to us. We had offered our eternal life for humanity a long time ago, but it was an abstract thing, difficult to grasp. However, in the midst of the greatest hope and anticipation of Jesus’ coming, to ask Him not to come yet so we could be there for souls and suffer with them, those who had not yet known the message, and perhaps also save some of them, and maybe—without any guarantee—win a “great multitude” for God, even if it were only one person, and all that in one heavenly hour that would correspond to seven difficult and terrible years for us on this prison planet Earth: God the Father counts all of that as true “brotherly love,” and Jesus finally found the faith on the earth that He had asked about, some 2000 years ago.

Just as Jesus was about to come, a small group of people lifted their voice and solemnly entreated the Father to hold back His Son so that people could be saved, whom they did not even know personally.

An Earthquake with Seven Thousand Dead

The seventh person to fall (again a German) was also the last person to be sealed in our community before the Feast of Tabernacles. Her name “Eve” meant for us the overcoming of the sin of the first Eve. This Eve failed quickly though, however, when her German friends shook the foundation of her faith after the time of the Feast of Tabernacles. She crumbled faster than the first Eve could accuse God of having created Satan, who seduced her. Like the first Eve, she did not realize that her own heart was the cause of her betrayal of God’s truth. And like the first Eve, she did not shy away from lying. She was hiding behind an invented illness and a non-functioning Internet connection while we were trying to bring her back from her path toward ruin.

The number of fallen persons, seven, is representative of the people who died in the city of Babylonian confusion in the great earthquake (in the sifting or shaking).

And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand [seven times many]: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. (From Revelation 11:13)

If the Adventist church had done its work of love as God planned, it would have also suffered the loss of a large number of followers. Then it would have been not only seven people, but a multiplicity thereof. Ellen White wrote about this great fall in the sifting.

She has many words for the devil’s cohorts infiltrated into our ranks, including the following:

Evil angels in the form of believers will work in our ranks to bring in a strong spirit of unbelief. Let not even this discourage you, but bring a true heart to the help of the Lord against the powers of satanic agencies. These powers of evil will assemble in our meetings, not to receive a blessing, but to counterwork the influences of the Spirit of God.—Mind, Character, and Personality 2:504, 505 (1909). {LDE 161.1}

To the husband, she says:

But if you have decided to cut all connection with us as a people, I have one request to make, for your own sake as well as for Christ’s sake: keep away from our people, do not visit them and talk your doubts and darkness among them. Satan is full of exultant joy that you have stepped from beneath the banner of Jesus Christ, and stand under his banner. He sees in you one he can make a valuable agent to build up his kingdom. You are taking the very course I expected you would take if you yielded to temptation. You have ever had a desire for power, for popularity, and this is one of the reasons for your present position. But I beg of you to keep your doubts, your questionings, your skepticism to yourself. The people have given you credit for more strength of purpose and stability of character than you possessed. They thought you were a strong man; and when you breathe out your dark thoughts and feelings, Satan stands ready to make these thoughts and feelings so intensely powerful in their deceptive character, that many souls will be deceived and lost through the influence of one soul who chose darkness rather than light, and presumptuously placed himself on Satan’s side, in the ranks of the enemy. {2SM 162.2 – 163.1}

She also has a prophecy about the further life of those who have followed the servants of the god of death:

As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel’s message [or the Fourth united with it], but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition. By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they have come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side. Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls. They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren. When Sabbathkeepers are brought before the courts to answer for their faith, these apostates are the most efficient agents of Satan to misrepresent and accuse them, and by false reports and insinuations to stir up the rulers against them. {GC 608.2}

As soon as we had published our prayer for more time as a “public statement” on the old websites BEFORE the expected coming of Jesus on October 23 (!), 2016, other former unsanctified members of our movement were bothering us. Some “ladies” from Germany—why always Germany? You know the answer! Revelation 2:13 and John 4:44—did not shy away from portraying us as thieves because we accept tithes and offerings. They published e-mails from us on Facebook, wherein Brother Gerhard gave his private account number to receive the meager donations that came to us. I hereby officially declare that we, like any missionary work proclaiming the truth, are biblically entitled to receive tithes and offerings, and that it is the duty of each individual believer in the sight of God to return his tithes honestly and in an orderly manner. When Brother Gerhard pointed out to one of these “ladies” the following verses regarding their responsibility to God, a storm of accusations broke out upon him and us. That’s why I call them “ladies” in quotes. The term “Furies” would be more appropriate. GOD tells you:

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:8-10)

How ridiculously limited is the Bible understanding of the ever-multiplying “Valkyries” from Germany, that they accuse Brother Gerhard of blasphemy because he quoted this verse of the Bible to them? “He should not make himself God,” they shouted at him in ever-louder hysteria full of hatred and anger in the social networks. One supposedly “informed the international authorities” that we supposedly steal, and threatened to put us in prison.

We were happy about it, because it was exactly at the turning point when we had spoken the prayer and had truly become the church of Philadelphia, the 144,000. The threat of throwing us into prison reached us exactly on the day of the prayer for more time. Finally, parts of the prophecy of Ellen White’s first vision were fulfilling before our eyes:

The 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious star containing Jesus’ new name. At our happy, holy state the wicked were enraged, and would rush violently up to lay hands on us to thrust us into prison, when we would stretch forth the hand in the name of the Lord, and they would fall helpless to the ground. Then it was that the synagogue of Satan knew that God had loved us who could wash one another’s feet and salute the brethren with a holy kiss, and they worshiped at our feet. {EW 15.1}

We were sealed and had received the eternal covenant; we were those who would go through the extended time unharmed. The prayer for the extension of our stay on Earth for the brethren first changed us into Philadelphia, which is expressed in the prophecy by the holy kiss.

Unorganized Organization

We are still here; no international legislation can punish us under false accusations, when we were and always are honest, also in tax-related matters. Although as Paraguayan writers, being completely exempt from paying taxes on income earned abroad, we have now also set up for the movement a NON-EXEMPT organization in the United States, but this doesn’t make us an organized church! We are NOT subject to UN control, but only to the state of Delaware in the USA. We are now in a position to receive even larger donations to help us accomplish in these seven remaining years of world history what the Adventist Church should have accomplished in the past seven years.

Leave the UN-controlled church organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, which can only be sustained if such an organization or church complies with false tolerance laws that are contrary to God!

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, 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. (Revelation 18:4-5)

But what will happen to the vast majority of people on this planet, if only those who already had the heart and character of God by October 2015 are now accepting and paying attention to what the Orion message and the HSL teach?

“Seven Years” of Punishment

As I write these lines today in December, I know that the double “day” mentioned in my forum post is actually a double “year of plagues” that follows the prolonged time granted at our petition. The text of Revelation 18 mentions both durations, hour and day. God wanted to leave the fulfillment open and dependent on our decision; He gave us full responsibility for the duration of the destruction of the wicked. He only gave us the advice that the punishment should be DOUBLE. And since we were persecuted by the scoffers and critics of the message for three and a half years in the time of the judgment of the living, “one day”—as I still believed in my forum post above—was far too little. On the other hand, “double” signifies a doubled time of plagues as a punishment for the living, and this corresponds to a period of a little less than two years, according to the plague cycle of the clock of God in Orion.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, 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. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. (Revelation 18:4-7)

But how could we contrive it and fulfill the command of God that, instead of the plagues over humanity quickly destroying the unrighteous in six days or one day at Jesus’ coming, there would be two long years of suffering? It was far from us to entertain such thoughts of revenge at all!

God often expresses Himself in His Word in a way that is incomprehensible to us humans and seems to distort cause and effect. Since we know that God is Time, we understand far better why God thinks in this way. He already knows the outcome of an event before the beginning. For example, God knew beforehand that Jesus would die on the cross. Therefore, he commanded Abraham to lead his son to the place of sacrifice on the mountain, not just to test Abraham, but to establish a type by which man would understand for thousands of years, how God the Father would one day feel when He had to sacrifice His own Son. Many believe that Jesus fulfilled the type and thus became the anti-type of Isaac, the obedient, self-sacrificing son. From God’s point of view, however, it is the other way around. Since God the Father saw His Son Jesus before His sacrifice, for Him, Jesus was the type and Isaac, an anticipated anti-type.

This is the case with God’s command that “we” should reward Babylon with the double sentence of two plague years. God saw that we would one day pray for an extension of time, at a time when we were almost on our way to heaven. God granted our petition and actually extended the harvest time by a certain period, but we also unintentionally extended the duration of the punishment to two years, although originally, only a single year of plagues was foreseen. Again, it was the Adventist church that was idle in this one year of plagues (from October 2015 to October 2016) and did not help us bring in the harvest of God, which was ultimately the reason we asked for the extension. And so we unintentionally asked exactly what God advised us to do:

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. (Revelation 18:6)

The Gigantic Pineapple

Brother Aquiles had seen us camping on the hillside of my farm in his prophetic dream when I was still doubtful about God’s command for the Tabernacles feast. The farm had always had the name “White Cloud Farm”, since it was bought and built by my inheritance, and we are waiting here for the coming of the Lord on the “white cloud”. In this dream, Brother Aquiles had even seen the exact location of our tent camp on this hill: an old (now dried-up) corn plantation in front of a likewise old pineapple plantation.

His dream ended with the following words, and I wondered about their significance, for in reality, this plantation bears only a few fruits, and tiny ones at that:

Then I see myself in a country place that I know is owned by John Scotram, and there is a pineapple plantation even though I see few fruits. The pineapples are giant and are still in the stem of the plant. I wonder how he will collect the huge pineapples because I know that he does not have a machine to cut them.

The Day of the Witnesses ended with only a few fruits, but these were giant fruits in the sight of God—the first members of the true church of Philadelphia, ready to testify to the love of God in them through a sacrificial prayer. To all those who drag such good character in the mud and do not use the heavenly hour granted for the purpose of God: may they receive the punishment given by TIME, personally. God is with those who also want to be great pineapples on the top of our mountain at the “White Cloud Farm”! They will be the tool in God’s hand—the “machine” that can and will reap the rest of the great fruits for God by proclaiming the message that has the sound of many waters from Paraguay and not from Hungary.[74]

1.
Until December 10, 2016, we did not know exactly how long these "seven years" would really last. We assumed that it would be seven literal years, as prophesied {EW 34.1}. However, God's second time proclamation came in waves, and now we know the exact time. Brother Gerhard will report on that in more detail. I want to point out that in our sacrifice (see our official declaration), and until December 10, 2016, we believed that we had to spend the entire seven-year journey here on the dying earth. 
2.
Not her real name. 
3.
The night of waiting for the sign of the Son of Man at the beginning of the Day of Trumpets. 
4.
As we later found out, God did not want to point us to a couple that was not at all in the study forum, but to an “elderly couple” with heresies who disguised themselves as forum members who would prove themselves rebellious during the Feast of Tabernacles and later cause many members to fall. The sad story will be further elucidated later in this article. 
5.
This is not the October 17, 2015 end of grace, after which all those who did not have the right mind would not change, and those who had their heart in the right place for God would continue their sanctification. It was the "grace" for those who were already on the right path, and whose sanctification according to Revelation 22:11 was still progressing, but who could still fall through sin at any time. Keep in mind that the grace for impenitent Adventists has long since come to an end (since October 2015). For a different class of people, however, the Bible teaches that grace endures forever: But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. (Psalms 103:17-18) At least in the time of the seventh plague, though, one should be able to assume that this last generation should be able to live even without sin and without intercession. Nevertheless, at that time we did not know that the “seventh plague” would be extended from 28 days to “seven years” at our own request. What this indeed means for the grace period, is Brother Gerhard’s theme. 
6.
The couple which the dream actually pointed out has financial interests like the couple in the dream, and they want to use certain parts of the message for their purposes. They offer end-time housing in Hungary and, like us, point out the signs of the times that show that the end of the world is near, but only to make a profit. The couple unmasked themselves during and after the Feast of Tabernacles. Making money from the message, which we are often accused of, applies to this couple and not to us. What we experienced of them was simply satanic. 
7.
Not his real name. 
8.
Malachi 3:8 – Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings [donations]. 
9.
Of course, it is the Holy Spirit who seals, and not us. We have to hear that correction over and over! When we say that a leader, a regional secretary, or a study group leader has “sealed” a person, it simply means that he helped the person to completely understand the seal of the church of Philadelphia in Revelation 3:12, and handed it over to him/her, which amounts to the visible sign of membership in our movement. That is nothing more than the “baptism” of many other churches. We do not typically baptize, however, because the people who come to us are coming from other churches which teach at least some Christian doctrine, and such persons have usually already been baptized there. The seal of the Holy Spirit, on the other hand, was first to bring the person to read and to guide him/her through the studies we offer, to ultimately become a member of our church, and to leave Babylon (their former church)! It is a pity that I have to explain such a thing at all, to defend ourselves. 
10.
Not her real name. 
11.
Here one can see the proof that we already knew that there would be another “seven years” before we made our decision to at least stay with the people who are penitent, to continue to give them the bread of life. We just hadn’t published it. 
12.
Here I speak of the three and a half years after the seventh millennium, at the beginning of the eighth. It is about the time after the second resurrection, when the unrepentant attack God's city and are then condemned to eternal death. Brother Ray explained why it is three and a half years in the Lake of Fire section of the Great Seal article. 
13.
See my article Our High Calling
14.
The 15 years that the time was shortened are explained in the Shadow of Time article. They also led to the realization of what the number 666 from Revelation 13:18 actually means. 
15.
The 372 daily rations of the Holy Spirit, which we had received for the time following October 17, 2015, were almost completely exhausted. See Shadows of the Sacrifices - Part II
16.
As one can easily see, the dream also contains clear private warnings to Sister “Angelica,” who stands for a large group of women who have the same kinds of problems. The real sister “Angelica” already left us. She did not pay attention to the warnings that God sent her in many other private dreams over the course of years. Now her dreams have come true. 
17.
The timelines for Satan's supremacy from Daniel 12 ceased on September 25, 2016, when the seventh plague began. It was possible to read in the press that Pope Francis suddenly turned against a wind that was unfamiliar to him, the rejection of his one-world religious policy. However, nothing happened that looked like the seventh plague that we imagined. Then we discovered the three weeks of Daniel 10:2 and that Gabriel met resistance during that time, which brought the calculation of the beginning of the seventh plague on September 25, 2016 + 21 days, to the day before the beginning of the 2016 Feast of Tabernacles on October 17, thus Sunday, October 16. That was the day when movement actually came into our movement! It was the day when we left all of our houses and slept in tents as early as the night before Monday, because we believed (as was perfectly true) that the battle against Satan Francis for supremacy over this planet would begin as early as that night before Monday. And so it was. The battle of the Feast of Tabernacles can truly be called Armageddon! Spirit fought against spirit, and we went forth victoriously from this greatest of all battles. In the next article, Brother Robert will be talking about the world-moving event that the world did not perceive. 
18.
Not his real name. 
19.
Not his real name. 
20.
See earlier footnote. 
21.
This scenario sounds exaggerated, but it is not. This would have happened if we had not later entreated God to leave us here, motivated by love. Will the people who have a good heart but have not yet known the truth—who would have lost their lives—value this deed toward them and finally come to the truth? Will the Hour of the Witnesses ultimately be the Hour of Truth for them? 
22.
I am referring here to an incident in which God sent me a message in an unusual form. This incident was only reported in the forum, in 2015 at the end of June. I had had a melody in my mind for many days that I could not identify. I only knew that the melody contained a message from God to us and that I should look for it. Later I remembered that it was probably a Western film that I had not seen for over 20 or 25 years. I was looking for the movie that had that tune in YouTube. I found what I was looking for in a Top 50 list of classic Western films, and God’s message began to unfold. The title of the film is "The Magnificent Seven". When we analyzed the action of the old classic of 1960, which has nothing in common with the 2016 remake, we recognized many of the details that symbolize our movement and the battle of Armageddon. The story—as is generally known—is about a colorful mixed little band of seven “gun slingers” who are to save a village threatened by a large band of raiders. The villagers are peaceful people, but unyielding and unable to defend themselves. So they call the "seven." Since the villagers have very few resources, the village elder, who stands for God the Father, gives the "seven" a pocket watch (the Clock of God) as "payment." Despite the apparently worthless object, the "sinners" are ready to drop everything to help the villagers in the decisive battle. They, like teachers, instruct the villagers in the use of firearms. When the battle comes, one of the seven reneges, but later repents. The villagers show themselves ungrateful and sell themselves to the leader of the raiding band (Satan), but the "seven" fight the battle. Even the one who reneged comes back and intervenes in the battle. The villagers finally gain courage when they see that the raiders lose control, and they finally grab their own (primitive spiritual) weapons and fight against Satan. Together, the battle is won, but four of the "seven" have to lay down their lives, which they vowed to the village elder for the timepiece. The village leaders tell those who remain of the "seven" that they are "like the wind blowing over the land and passing on." That describes the latter rain work of the Holy Spirit in Revelation 18 from 2010 to 2016. Now the battle is won, and legends are all that remain of the "seven." Only the villagers have won, and only one of the "seven" remains with them forever, in the land of peace. It is no wonder that the satanic industry of Hollywood released a remake of this classic film, drawing all the symbolism into Satan's filth, exactly in the year 2016 when the true battle of the Magnificent Seven was won. The release date in Germany was September 22, 2016, only three days before the beginning of the seventh plague and only three weeks before the beginning of the October 16 battle for the villagers, who represent good-hearted people who are poorly armed, spiritually. When will they stand up and intervene in the fight for the last “seven years,” so that no one from the Satan’s band will escape? A battle has been won, but the Great Controversy is not yet over! If you want to hear the melody of the "Magnificent Seven," please visit "Iguazu" in the video at the end of this article. 
23.
I heard these words from Jesus with my spiritual ear before I knew what the Lord's will for us really was. If one can read between the lines, one can see the guidance that the Lord gave us, that we should show a faith how He exercised it. He did not want "this to be the end," because it would have ended badly for all. We had to show the love of God towards our neighbors if the cleansing of the judgment should give us truly white clothes. The Feast of Tabernacles had to come and the spiritual battle of Armageddon had to be fought—with weapons of love. 
24.
At this point, I did not yet understand that we were still approaching the climax of the battle. 
25.
Except that we were not waiting for the return of Jesus on that date like the pioneers, but for a sign in the sky that Jesus would be coming back. 
26.
Early Writings, Ellen G. White – 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 [fourth] 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 277.1
28.
Explained later in this same forum post. 
29.
30.
(yet) 
31.
As will be explained later in this article, the prophecy came true exactly on the day we published our public statement. The enemies of God and His messengers therefore became Furies and attacked. 
33.
At the time of the forum post, the situation in Syria and with Russia nearly boiled over. After our prayer for extension, the situation seemed to have calmed down somewhat. Far from it, unfortunately! See Alex Jones’ video about NATO’s informal warfare against Russia through Turkey. 
37.
We had done some studies in the forum that show the possibility that Alnitak, the center star of the Orion clock, could go supernova or even hypernova soon, with a gamma-ray burst, even though the main star is a blue giant. In other words, it probably already has, about 800+ years ago, but now at any moment the effects could be seen or felt on the earth. Through Gaia, the new space telescope for measuring the galaxy, one can now determine the distance of Alnitak quite accurately. A devastating gamma-ray burst arriving at Earth now would have been initiated exactly at the beginning of the Inquisition. That would make Alnitak, the star of Jesus, God’s "nuclear weapon" with a time-fuse. See also our Wrath of God article series, where we still thought Betelgeuse would be the star that would be used for God's final re-creation of the earth through its fused matter. The Bible leaves both possibilities open, but we should definitely raise our eyes since we are now beyond the point of symbolic fulfillment! God will awaken humanity. How? That will be explained by Brother Gerhard in his article, The Seven Lean Years
40.
Revelation 11:18 – And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. 
41.
Another important pause in the second time proclamation had not yet been properly recognized. Today we know that there is still a significant pause: the pause between the proclamation of the day (Hoshana Rabbah instead of Shemini Atzeret) and the proclamation of the hour (the "heavenly hour" we requested later during the Feast of Tabernacles). It was only when both parts had been proclaimed that we could know the will of God the Father, who waited at our request together with the Son and the Holy Spirit. Since God is Time, He knew beforehand that we would ask, and therefore the expected special resurrection did not take place on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles. 
42.
The two witnesses are described in Revelation 11 and Zachariah 4. Since the article Our High Calling, it should be clear that we, too, as the last generation, have a work to do with that of our Lord Jesus. Therefore, we have the great honor of being called another witness in these books of the Bible. The second witness consists of all those who now, after the door of grace for Laodicea (i.e. all organized churches) has been closed, will decide for the truth and make their contribution in the spreading of the light of the Fourth Angel’s message (of Revelation 18). 
43.
These events and expectations are explained in the article The Hour of Truth. They have now been postponed by “seven years.” 
44.
The statement still stands today. There are no improvements to the date indicated by the clocks of God. In both the Orion clock and the High Sabbath List, the end is October 23, 2016. The timeline of the 1335 days of Daniel also ended on that date, and all of the combined further proofs of the past seven years also pointed to that date. What we had not yet understood was that we would have to ask out of love, to prove that Jesus' death on the cross and our cleansing in the judgment through the Holy Spirit were not in vain, but that a Christ-like character was in us, ready to sacrifice for others. We had up to that date to prove that God the Father is innocent and that people—no matter how uncertain their own destiny would be—would be ready to stand for the truth, i.e. for God's government. 
45.
A partial victory was won. Brother Robert will report on the true victory of the battle of Armageddon and how the proclamation of the "hour" took place. That is why his article bears the title The Hour of Decision
47.
The “process of progressive revelation” is explained in the Power of the Father article. 
48.
I want to point out that the following statements reflect how I understood God’s message about "in six days." When writing these forum posts, I still believed with good reason that God would destroy the earth in six literal days and would pour out His total wrath upon the transgressors in that time. It could have been so if we had not made our request. Unwittingly, however, we would not have reflected the character of Christ without the request on behalf of our fellows, and would have perished in the fire of God’s vengeance. God and the universe would have ended as in the end of Sister Angelica’s dream. For that reason, the following sections should be read as a representation of the scenario for the case that would have been if we had not interceded as Moses did. 
49.
According to Daniel 10:13 – But the prince of the kingdom of Persia [Pope Francis] withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. 
50.
Today we know that from that day onward, Jesus really has been giving us special support. Brother Robert will tell us in detail how Michael was at our side and led us in the battle of Armageddon in The Hour of Decision
51.
One can learn more about the High Sabbaths, which are now also the namesake of our movement, in the presentation The Vessel of Time
52.
Creationsabbath.net – Why Creation Sabbath? 
53.
I would like to emphasize once more for the reader to feel what it meant for us in our situation to relinquish that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ until later! 
54.
From the Hour of Truth article. 
55.
2 Peter 3:8 – But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 
56.
The Millennium actually begins with the "handing over of the court." But since we did not go to heaven, was the judgment given to us, at least? Yes, because the battle of Armageddon was now won by our petition for an extension. That will be further elucidated by Brother Robert. The enemy is still not completely destroyed, however, because of the lack of "harvest workers." God’s acquittal from Satan's accusations and the subsequent conviction of the world by God are, however, already done. Thus the judges are now presiding over the earth. Beware of the two witnesses now, because "if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will." (Revelation 11:5-6) Exactly when this judgment began, and what event was the first punishment from God, Brother Gerhard will discuss. 
57.
For a long time, that possible outcome of our vows hung over our heads like the Sword of Damocles, but after our sacrifice of remaining together for “seven more years” with dying humanity and trying to find a great multitude for God, no further sacrifice will be necessary. We may now look forward to a glorious future in the eternal kingdom of God, if we keep our crowns! 
58.
And which will now last years instead of six days. 
59.
This chapter was an attempt to solve the two major puzzles remaining, which had struck me. However, the puzzles could only be solved with our request to God. My brothers, Robert and Gerhard, will report on that in detail. But in short: we were the rising sun, the pure church of Philadelphia, the woman clothed with the sun from Revelation 12. We were only cleansed when we brought the sacrifice that clothed us with the sun of righteousness. The moon standing still was a direct reference to Joshua 10:13, when the successor of Moses had asked God for a prolongation of time to completely destroy the enemies of God in battle. We followed his example during the Feast of Tabernacles test. And after reading Brother Ray's article, where it is revealed that God is Time, flowing like a river, there should be no more doubt that the streams (of time) that no longer flowed symbolize the hearing of our prayer (see the sentence earlier in the prophecy, "Then we all cried day and night for deliverance, and the cry came up before God.") 
60.
Only a partial decision was made on Yom Kippur. We were on the right path to become the pure woman, but the greatest part was still lacking: our request for the sun (Jesus) to stand still (keep waiting). The weight of the phases of our purification is also represented in the ratio of the duration of time which was involved in the respective proclamation of "day and hour." On Yom Kippur, we got the corrected day, which was really only one day earlier. At the Feast of Tabernacles, our request for a heavenly hour was heard, which corresponded to seven earthly years—as we believed at that time. You can see the relationship between the importance of the proclamation of the day and the "hour." Brother Gerhard will explain the relationship in more detail, along with what it means to the penitent and the impenitent. 
61.
The rest of Jesus’ journey is based on my hopefully excusable error in the position of Jesus and our position in the battle of Armageddon. On Yom Kippur, we were still a long way away from victory, and Jesus remained where He was. I will still leave everything as a testament for the coming years, so that it is clear how hard we fought to learn the truth and to grasp by faith things which we could not see. 
62.
Even as I wrote those lines, I knew that a double day would be too little a punishment for Satan’s hordes and the scoffers of the light of God. I was already on the right track with the reference to Joshua, but I still had no idea how a possible extension of time should look, other than how it is described here. Later, after we prayed to God for the extension, I realized that we had not only extended the time to find good-hearted people, but also the time for God's judgments and the suffering of the wicked. I have dedicated a section later in this article to the extension of the punishment. The Lord’s will be done! 
63.
To those who were not yet in the study forum in October 2016 and simply glued the seal of October 24 on their foreheads: read those lines again! That would have been your reward: eternal condemnation despite having the seal on your forehead! And because we were thinking the same way, after all that we had studied and written for you, and were willing to leave you here alone on the earth, forsaken to death, we would be condemned like you who were too lazy to study. It was the work of the Holy Spirit alone that softened our hearts, and led us to camp in tents in the stillness of nature, far from the unbelieving families some have, to realize that we acted selfishly and our love almost grew cold. Of course it was no wonder, after all that we had to go through and to see what our hearts longed for only through the eyes of the faith. May the Holy Spirit guide you and make you grateful for our sacrifice for you. Let your hearts be purified by the Holy Spirit. Is it so hard to understand that the clocks of God and the Vessel of Time simply indicate how and what you should do and be to please God? Do you not even know what God wants from you, so that He can have you with Him in heaven? 
64.
The sealing of the 144,000 would have been completed, even if we had perhaps not yet known all of them. But we would ask for an extended period later, which also had a great impact on the sealing. It was precisely this time that was extended to bring in God's first fruits, which the Adventist church had failed to do. The doors are thus again open, which must however be confirmed by a new seal of approval. Brother Gerhard has the honor to write about it. 
65.
Brother Robert refers here to a forum post from Brother Ray, who reported that on the Day of Atonement in 2016, a cactus which I had gotten about nine years earlier produced four big blooms. The cactus had never blossomed before that. The flower of this species of cactus opens at night and blooms for only a single day. We have a photo of it on our new website, with the four authors behind the four blossoms of the cactus (on the third card of the "To-Do List"). 
66.
Brother Robert is certainly not a prophet, but he was able to see that problems could arise during the feast. And so it was. We did not know at this time that we needed to ask God the Father personally for more time in order to measure up to the character of Jesus and to save the people who believe and will believe in the message. 
67.
It was on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, that we brought our prayer of supplication before God. It was the day of Jacob, who had been a "deceiver" and whose name was changed to "Israel" after his struggle with Jesus in the night, which means "God fights for us." It is important that this Feast of Tabernacles entangled us in a struggle with our conscience, or with the Holy Spirit as the representative of Jesus. Like Jacob, we came out victorious from the battle, and God blessed us. The “fear in Jacob" is an Adventist term that refers to the struggle of the faithful against their own doubts and remaining sinfulness in the time of plagues. The prophecy was that we would be victorious, and that was fulfilled on Jacob’s day. 
68.
How exactly this "transfiguration experience" went and what our "transfiguration" means, Brother Robert will report in the next article of this series. 
69.
We would indeed plead with all our hearts for every day of the feast. But for reasons which will be described later in this series. 
70.
We still hadn’t understood that the real battle of Armageddon was a battle in the realm of spiritual powers, as the Bible says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12) 
71.
Not her real name. 
72.
Emphasis and corrections to writing mistakes are mine. 
73.
John 15:13 – Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 
74.
See the Voice of God article. 
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