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Desolations Are Determined


President Trump has provoked the ire of China by ordering the shutdown of their consulate in Houston, Texas within 3 days. It was the first Chinese consulate established in the US, and has been open since 1979, when the United States first recognized the communist government of the People’s Republic of China and established diplomatic relations with the nation. That recognition required them to acknowledge Taiwan as a part of China. The hot-button issue of Taiwan is thus indirectly associated with this consulate.

The relations between the two nuclear powers have soured considerably since the tariff war on the prophetically significant value of 200 billion[1] dollars’-worth of goods began with the sixth trumpet more than two years ago. The heavenly warnings of the trumpets are coming full circle to the earthly calamities they foretell as we approach the final scenes of history.

Houston is one of the world’s largest shipping ports, and China is one of its top trading partners, so it is no wonder that this move to close the consulate (which handles Chinese trade with the region) is being described by Chinese officials as an “unprecedented escalation” in the deterioration of their relationship. This is what is expected before a hot war erupts, and it comes during the Betelgeuse segment of the Orion clock, which stands for war![2]

This news is a warning: the process of cutting diplomatic ties has begun and war is not far behind. China’s response is expected to be in the form of a retaliatory closure of a US consulate in China and with the “robust unofficial relationship” that the United States enjoys with Taiwan[3] and the increasing frequency of US military ships passing through the Taiwan Strait in a show of support,[4] it may soon end in an all-out military conflict.

The South China Sea is, after all, a prophetic hotspot for the eruption of World War III, as we explained in The Battle Belongs to the Lord. The unrest in Hong Kong is just the precursor to the real fire-starter, which is Taiwan! And the principle of China’s action in Hong Kong applies equally to Taiwan.

One thing is for sure, the sins of Great Babylon with all its merchants trading by sea will soon come into God’s remembrance to receive the desolations determined in His wrath!

And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. (Revelation 16:19)

Hints from Time

Previously, we explained how the fulfillment of the seventh plague text is distributed around the Orion Clock.[5] We showed how the division into three parts was illustrated in the top half of the clock, which was followed by the falling of the nations at the left throne lines, and Babylon coming into remembrance at Saiph. We could summarize the distribution up to that point on the present cycle as follows:

Distribution of the seventh plague text

Now we understand that the fierceness of God’s wrath is expressed as a whole Orion cup, during which time the rest of the plague text fulfills.[6] Have we not already seen many cities of the nations begin to fall to coronavirus lockdowns, violent riots, and military presence in the streets?

Nevertheless, the fall of the cities of the nations will be realized to its fullest extent only when the wrath of God begins to be poured out in unmixed fury as when someone “presses the button” and brings atomic destruction.[7] By withdrawing His restraining Spirit in His wrath, the world is left to the utter desolation of its own wickedness as it was in the days of Noah.

And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. (Genesis 6:3)

With regard to the beginning of a nuclear war, it is not difficult to imagine this scenario for the September throne lines at the rate that the nuclear powers are running to conflict! There is even a divine hint that this may be the case. Remember, Orion is a lighthouse, and we recognized how the most brilliant light ever observed from a gamma-ray burst occurred on April 27, 2013, is marked by an anniversary in this cycle of God’s clock at the right throne lines. There are different levels of meaning in that event, but the throne lines mark not only the anniversary of the GRB, which arose from a collapsing nuclear powerhouse (a star), but also of the day when the world began to feel the effects of a certain historical event that first came to the press on April 29, 1986:

Chernobyl in the news

The Orion nuclear lighthouse

The Chernobyl nuclear meltdown gives a localized historical indication of what could be expected in a global atomic war (which would inevitably result in the destruction of nuclear power plants as well, releasing uncontrolled amounts of radioactive material into the environment). That disaster came in the year marked on the Orion Judgment cycle, represented by the pale horse and his rider of death, who was followed by hell.[8] Could it be that God is warning of an atomic bomb at the opposite end of the lighthouse that will kick-off World War III? Time will tell, but anyone who uses the literal nuclear option could only do so if the Holy Spirit has completely departed from him. And that is exactly what we have seen taking place since the right throne lines when Jesus said, “It is done!”[9]

The Holy Spirit has been bringing conviction and leading souls to repentance ever since sin came into the world. For His work to come to an end is indeed a great spiritual earthquake such as never was since men were upon the earth! At the April throne lines, Jesus declared the end, and the Holy Spirit has been withdrawing from the unrepentant people of the world as He makes His last visit to reach their darkened souls.

The Great City

The great earthquake at the right throne lines brings us to review the “division” of the great city. Until now, we have understood that city to refer to “great Babylon”. It is true that Babylon is being divided—Besides Trump’s US being at odds with most of the world, even within its borders, Trump is sending federal teams to enforce law and order in American cities[10] against the mayors’ wishes. Consider the hard words of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Twitter response in the evening of July 21:

Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents.

That is a move that is a hair’s breadth away from a declaration of civil war—especially in light of the fact that Mayor Lightfoot is a black woman! The race war that was provoked by the death of George Floyd on the new moon day of May 25, 2020 (where Jesus is represented in the sign of the ark of the covenant) took a big step forward, calling the president a terrorist as soon as the new moon was sighted that represents the second anointed one! More on that theme later, but note how on May 25, AD 31, the people spared Barabbas and killed the Savior, and the riots were quelled, while on May 25, 2020, they had nothing to do with Jesus and killed “Barabbas”, and the riots developed.

What we understand to be “Babylon, the great” is already divided in many more than three parts! In addition to the looming of World War III with the instigations against China, this race war between brothers is fitting for the Betelgeuse war segment we are presently in! But regardless of the fracture lines appearing throughout Babylon in anticipation of its fall, the verse in question seems to draw a contrast between different prophetic cities:

And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. (Revelation 16:19)

The same verse mentions “great Babylon” and “the great city” in one breath, which suggests for the prophetically trained mind that they refer to two different cities. So, what might the great city be if it is not Babylon? Could it refer to the kingdom of God? This “division” is exactly during the time of the sign of the ark of the covenant, which was represented by the transfiguration of Jesus, which He in turn connected with His kingdom:

And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. (Mark 9:1-2)

Of course, this begs the question, can God’s kingdom be divided? Jesus warned that a kingdom divided against itself shall not stand, after all![11] The problem is immediately solved, when we look at the original Greek word that is translated “divided” in the seventh plague passage. Thayer defines it as follows:

G1096 µa ginomai (ghin'-om-ai) v.

  1. to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being
  2. to become, i.e. to come to pass, happen
    1. of events
  3. to arise, appear in history, come upon the stage
    1. of men appearing in public
  4. to be made, finished
    1. of miracles, to be performed, wrought
  5. to become, be made

The many ways in which the word is translated shows that the translators had to rely on the context of the great earthquake to infer what was meant. But not understanding that the “great city” refers to a heavenly sign relating to God’s kingdom, they could not discern the proper meaning. Associating the three parts of the great city The phrase could accurately be translated in different ways (as in other occurrences of the word in the Bible) that would better fit for the kingdom of God:

And the great city arose in three parts, …

And the great city came upon the stage in three parts, …

And the great city was published in three parts, …

With the genuinely “great” city of God being presented in three parts on the clock in this cycle, it suggests that each part may relate to a member of the Godhead. We already see how the first of the three parts begins with the last effort of the Holy Spirit to bring souls to repentance, but what about the other two parts? The answer is clear, given the understanding of the Passion week of Jesus beginning at the Bellatrix line and His crowning just before the Betelgeuse line. The third part must then refer to the Father, whose wrath is represented by the threatening red giant, Betelgeuse.

The Messenger of Wrath

In the ark of the covenant sign, however, we see the second anointed one standing at his place in this segment as a covering cherub of the Father. There is no star where he stands on the Orion clock to make a line because he is not a member of the Godhead, yet he is the messenger of the Father, nevertheless. It is the purpose of the last Elijah to herald the day of God’s wrath and the hour of the Second Coming of Jesus,[12] which are revelations coming from the Father alone.[13] Can it be a mere coincidence, then, that Brother John’s birthday is August 6, exactly 14 years after the first atomic bomb was used in war, destroying the city of Hiroshima?

Indeed, the birth of the messenger who brought the light of the fourth angel to the world is represented on the clock with greater specificity than has yet been noted. As we deciphered and explained in detail in the Mystery of the Holy City, a resident’s “address”, if you will, in that great city may be determined in reference to the time on the Father’s clock at the person’s birth. The twelve pearl-gates of the city correspond to the twelve tribes of Israel, while its twelve gemstone foundations correspond to the twelve apostles, and each set corresponds to the constellations of the Mazzaroth.[14]

At the time of one’s birth, the “hour hand” of the sun indicates the constellation of his tribe (the relevant annual dates being marked in the diagram below) according to the list in Revelation 7, while the “minute hand” of the moon marks the constellation of his apostle.[15] (Thus, the 144,000, who are described as being from the 12 tribes of Israel, need not be literal Jews, but through the constellations are counted as children of Abraham by faith![16])

These assignments are summarized in the following diagram in the order of the Mazzaroth:

The tribes and apostles in the Mazzaroth

Accordingly, with the sun being in Cancer on August 6, the messenger’s tribe is Joseph, whose blessings reached the everlasting hills (the constellations)[17] like the last Elijah received the blessings of the signs in heaven. The moon indicates that his apostle is Peter, the one to whom Jesus entrusted the tender work of feeding of His little lambs—the young in faith. Such leadership requires the fine skills of thoughtful care and patient perseverance that Peter could exhibit only after His transformative experience in denying the Lord and subsequent thorough repentance. This also parallels the role and experience of the second anointed one on earth in feeding the lambs of the church of Philadelphia. Let the reader decide whether this “Peter” would provide better care for their children with the nourishment of the fourth angel’s message, or Peter the Roman in the Vatican, surrounded by the stench of the first plague!

Sighting the moon on July 21 in Paraguay In 2020, during the sign of the ark of the covenant, we showed before how the second anointed one stands at the first crescent on July 23, when the sun and moon both mark Brother John’s birthday and the comet of Elijah comes nearest the earth. However, being as he was destined to serve God from the southern hemisphere where he built a humble temple in Paraguay, it makes sense to consider the sighting of the moon from that location so closely connected with the fourth angel’s message. The moon was indeed sighted from the White Cloud Farm after sunset on July 21, making July 21/22 the first day of the month. Nevertheless, the moon already entered Leo even on that day.

The second witness connected with the July first crescent

Remarkable as that already is, there is even more specific identifying detail than this! When Brother John was born on August 6, 1959, the moon would not have been sighted in Jerusalem until that evening, which would make his Hebrew birthday the 30th day of the fourth month. But it so happens that in Paraguay in 1959, the moon would have been sighted a day earlier, making it the first day of the fifth month.

The amazing thing is that in this year of the covenant sign—2020—we see that exact scenario repeated, since this new moon marking the first day of the fifth month was seen in Paraguay a day earlier than in Jerusalem![18] It is thus Brother John’s Hebrew birthday according to the Jerusalem reckoning (being the 30th day of the fourth month) as well as the Paraguayan reckoning (being the 1st day of the fifth month)!

It is quite rare for one’s Hebrew birthday to align with his Mazzaroth birthday (the day when the sun and moon point to his tribe and apostle, respectively), but God provides two witnesses to validate the identity of the second anointed one in this special sign of the ark of the covenant!

The ark sign with the Paraguayan sighting date for the 2nd witness

Reflections of Time

The diagram above with the Paraguayan first crescent date, however, is not the whole picture, and current developments allow us to refine our understanding of it significantly. To begin with, we saw how the Son’s Orion clock points with Bellatrix to May 20, 2020, the anniversary of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, while the Father’s clock with the sun and moon points to the anniversary of His crucifixion on May 25. Together, they frame the Passion Week—or at least almost! In fact, the Passion Week extends further, including the High Sabbath[19] when He lay in the tomb. And the important three days and three nights of the sign of Jonah continue until His resurrection day, May 27. Thus, we see that the sign does not just depict the single date of the first crescent moon where the angel stands, but we see a span of 8 days marking Jesus’ position: May 20 – May 27. This span must also be meaningfully reflected on the side of the second anointed one! Do we see evidence of that at the July moon sighting?

Even with the first crescent dates alone, it is interesting that the sequence of the sighting itself was reflected between the two sides, because for May 25, the moon was sighted in Israel first, where Jesus lived and worked, and later in Paraguay.[20] For July 22, however, the moon was sighted in Paraguay first, where Brother John is doing his ministry from, followed by the report from Jerusalem!

To be a legitimate reflection, however, the entire span of eight days from May 20 to May 27 must be reflected in July for the second anointed one. That would span from July 22 to July 29. That latter date should also be marked. On Jesus’ side, the span begins with a line on His own clock: Bellatrix on May 20, 2020, while on the side of the second messenger and mouthpiece of the Father, the time span begins with the first crescent point on the Father’s clock in the Mazzaroth: July 22, 2020.

The cherubim each stand on a date range of 8 days

Nevertheless, as we recognized earlier, there is no line on the Son’s clock for the created messenger. The two covering cherubim over the ark of the covenant symbolize the reconciling covenant relationship between the divine and the created. Christ, the uncreated, stands on one side, having offered His own atoning blood for the salvation of the lost race, while the second anointed one—a created being whose blood could not atone for any sin—stands on the other side as a representative of those redeemed unto God by Christ’s sacrifice.

However, it doesn’t mean that a sacrifice wasn’t to be made! While literal blood was not given, the second anointed one offered the sacrifice of time, calling the church to pray that Time would allow that more people could come to the truth and be saved. This was days before our highly anticipated rapture when we were watching the wrath of the nations boil up to unprecedented levels! We described that story through our communications at the time, when we prayed that the judgments would be held back just long enough for us to finish our work, before enduring what we believed would be seven terrible years of tribulation.

Only later we realized the true effect of that prayer in literally postponing the end of the world[21] until the Lord would progressively reveal the time. As we walked with Him step by step along that way, the “blood” that the church offered was spiritual blood, wherein is described the “DNA” of Christ imparted to His overcoming bride.

Jesus’ clock was coming to its end when the prayer for more time was made. Then God worked as with the healing of Hezekiah, and turned the time backward, which is why His clock cycles have gone in reverse since that time. The year 1890—the 70th jubilee since the Exodus[22]—is symbolic for the return of Jesus, because He could have come then, if God’s people had been faithful to their calling at that time. The fourth angel’s message had already begun to be voiced, but the Spirit was rejected, and didn’t return for 120 years. Now with the clock going in reverse, Jesus brings us back to that momentous year marked in the “DNA” of His church.

The time of the 2nd witness at July 29 corresponds to 1890 As it turns out, July 29, 2020 is at the exact point on the clock where on the Judgment cycle, the year 1890 is marked! It is a perfect match that the second anointed one, who brought the fourth angel’s message to the world would be marked by a span of time reaching to that special point on the clock—even without a marking star! Instead, God sent the comet of Elijah to emphasize this period of time.

Yet the reflective symmetry with Jesus’ eight-day period doesn’t end there! God is using the new moon sighting in Paraguay on July 21/22, to point to His fast-approaching wrath. It is nearly boiling over like the conflict in the South China Sea on account of the unprecedented escalation of tensions on the same day caused by the order to close the Chinese consulate in the port city of Houston—or like Trump’s civil war that has nearly started over his dictator-like order to send the military to US cities.

The timeline for closure of the Houston consulate was reported as 72 hours—three days, just like the three days from Jesus’ death to His resurrection. For Jesus, those three days marked the end of the period, while here, we find them at the beginning in a perfect reflection! What’s more, they begin with the birthday (new life) of the wrath-announcing messenger and conclude with the closure—or death—of the Chinese consulate (as well as the order for the closure of the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu[23]), which is a reflection of the three days that began with Jesus’ death and ended with His resurrection in the newness of life, with a day of rest in between!

The week of Jesus’ Passion began with His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and the week of the last Elijah ends on the memorial of the missed opportunity to enter the heavenly city in 1890.[24] Could that suggest what may happen on earth on July 29, as the church of Philadelphia under the guidance of the messenger has been retracing the steps and correcting the errors of the past? We will be watching to understand how the Lord will fulfill His prophecy at that time!

The perfectly reflected periods of the two anointed ones

The two sides of the ark of the covenant sign are perfectly complementary and symmetrical. The side of Jesus points to the greatest and costliest of all sacrifices that redeemed man as the Life-giver laid down His spotless life. The side of the second anointed one points to his birth, and the bloodless sacrifice that would be made on account of his life, to postpone the atomic wrath that he was born to announce.

July 30, 2020—the very next day after the period represented by the second anointed one in the sign of the ark of the covenant—is, according to the Paraguayan moon sighting, the 9th of Av. This is regarded as the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, being the day of the destruction of both Solomon’s temple and the second temple, and also the day when ten of the twelve spies sent into Canaan returned a discouraging report that led to a long wilderness wandering before the next generation could enter the heavenly Canaan!

How fitting that this day would be indicated at the same point on the clock as the 1890 marker on the Judgment clock, which spans beyond July 29 to include July 30 as well! That was the year when, like the ancient spies, the proud church leaders began their wilderness wandering, having rejected God’s two messengers of the day, whom He sent with a message that would have led the church to heaven were it accepted. Yet now, where that failure began, the messenger of wrath comes full circle, having faithfully delivered the message from God given amid all the trials and surprising twists and turns over the last decade of public ministry. The messenger’s role is complete, and the breach is repaired—in perfect time.

May the remaining time until the sign of the ark is completely fulfilled on September 3-6 at the left throne lines be a time of solemn heart-searching preparation (as well as the last physical preparations), for the hour[25] ahead will be a terrible one indeed.

The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. (Zephaniah 1:14-18)

Or “two myriad myriad” as it is expressed in the Greek, which is a flexible construction that means two with a number of zeros… We explained this in our description of the fulfillment of the sixth trumpet prophecy where this value is found. 
See the Orion Presentation to understand why Betelgeuse represents war and bloodshed. 
US Department of State – U.S. Relations With Taiwan 
See The Elijah Comet for more about this Orion cup (cycle). 
God uses human instrumentalities to punish the unrepentant, so He can use nations to bring about the destruction prophesied in His word or use other natural means for the accomplishment of His will. He is the Protector of His own and the Destroyer of the wicked. 
See the Orion Presentation for more information. 
The process of ending the Spirit’s work is explained in Time No Longer
Mark 3:24 – And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 
Ellen White – Early Writings, p. 155 – John came in the spirit and power of Elijah to proclaim the first advent of Jesus. I was pointed down to the last days and saw that John represented those who should go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah to herald the day of wrath and the second advent of Jesus. 
Matthew 24:36 – But of that day and hour knoweth [maketh known] no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 
The association with the twelve tribes is described in Part I, while the association with the twelve apostles is described in Part II of the Mystery of the Holy City
Use a program such as Stellarium to determine which constellation the moon was in at the time of birth to identify the associated apostle. 
Galatians 3:7 – Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 
Genesis 49:26 – The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren. 
After Devorah’s Date Tree first declared that no sightings were reported on July 21, an update issued after the moon was successfully sighted in Paraguay indicated that a few individuals had spotted the moon in Israel, but by that time, it was too low to be seen from Jerusalem, to the west of which is a mountain range that limits visibility to 8 degrees above the horizon (see slide 19 of the Vessel of Time for more information). Thus, the Israeli moon sighting of July 21 is not a valid biblical sighting, and the first day of the month according to Jerusalem would be July 22/23, 2020. 
A High Sabbath occurs when a ceremonial Sabbath falls on a seventh-day Sabbath. 
Because Paraguay is further west, the moon sets several hours later, well after it sets in Jerusalem. 
See the section titled, “Hope Deferred” in Lightened With His Glory for an explanation. 
The hour of temptation, which is explained in The Hour of Escape
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