Elijah Has Returned

 

In our quest for the last Elijah in the previous article, we scoured the history of God’s people from the time Malachi uttered the prophecy that Elijah would come, up to the present day, considering the work of those who came in the spirit and power of Elijah, among others, and what they had to teach us about the work and mission of the last Elijah. We noted that candidates must come from among those who uphold the line of truth God has revealed to His people down through the ages. Yes, truth matters. The one who comes in the spirit and power of Elijah to herald the coming of Jesus—who alone is the Truth—must be someone who has accepted Him as his Lord and Savior, is a Protestant, and keeps the whole law of God (the Ten Commandments, including the fourth), and recognizes that we are living in the antitypical Day of Atonement, and more.

Those factors alone narrow our search considerably, eliminating such self-proclaimed Elijahs as Tony Palmer, who for example stood against Protestantism, and not for it. Tony Palmer was the false Christ’s own Elijah. Similar arguments eliminate people like Joseph Smith of the Mormons, who was also outside of the line of truth that God revealed through the ages. If you would find the one whom God has indeed sent, you must have a heart for the truth—not just truth that is convenient for you, but the one and only Truth. You must desire it, whatever the cost. Above all, it is Elijah’s mission to turn hearts to prepare people for the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Are you ready for that? Are you willing to let your heart be changed as the truth of the message of Elijah for these last days unfolds to you?

And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. (Ezekiel 11:19-20)

Discovering Elijah is not just an intellectual exercise; it is about changing your character so that you can be obedient to the laws of God, because that is the requirement for citizenship in the kingdom of heaven. It is for that purpose that God sends Elijah.

In this article, you will get to know the man who has come in the spirit and power of Elijah for this generation, and you will see how he fulfills every one of the many criteria laid out in the prophecies of the Bible, as well as in the example and writings of those who filled the role in their own generation. If you already have someone else in mind who you think merits the title of Elijah, then the challenge to you—should you choose to accept it —is for you to show how that person or ministry fulfills all of the prophecies better and more comprehensively than what this article shows.

Besides answering who Elijah is, this article answers other important questions, like: How can a person be sure that he or she will live to see the great and dreadful day of the Lord, when He will punish the evildoer and reward the faithful? In the process of answering such questions, you will find much more than you can imagine. We are talking about the key to eternal life—without tasting death! This is the sealing message in all its fullness. It is the message of the Holy Spirit, poured out in the latter rain to ripen the good wheat for the final harvest. It is the message of the Fourth Angel, which lightens the earth with His glory as described in Revelation 18.

God Chooses the Messenger

As you are about to get to know the messenger for this great and powerful message, this is a good time to remember how the message began and was rejected in 1888, not to repeat the same mistake of rejecting the messenger. The story of where the Elijah movement came from is inseparably linked to the story of the messenger God chose to raise it up—a story at once both ordinary and extraordinary.

God’s last message of mercy for this world—the Fourth Angel’s Message—was to be delivered by the hands of John Scotram, but not before a series of events that would prepare him for it. This message would receive much opposition at every turn, a hint to the fact that the 144,000 who receive and teach it will themselves face persecution, and only with the proper care and development would the messenger be prepared for the arduous task ahead of him.

It was 1995 when John, after a difficult upbringing and start to his adult life, left his homeland of Germany and tried to gain a foothold in Mallorca, Spain. He would stay in Mallorca for a total of nine years before the flight that would carry him like a whirlwind to where the Bible prophesied that God would issue forth the last warnings to the world.

For the first four years in Mallorca, things went downhill, both professionally and physically, until he came to the lowest point of his life, when he didn’t know how to move forward, and was to be kicked out onto the street. In March of 1999, having lost his business and having spent the last of his money, he wanted to put an end to his life—but that was the point where God intervened.

He remembered how his mother would talk with God if there was no one left to talk to. He reasoned that it couldn’t be wrong to pray, so after a long time of being a stranger to prayer, he began to speak to the Lord in his heart. As he did, many scenes from his life came before him and he understood his guilt and sought forgiveness. Then, at this lowest point in his life, Brother John made a covenant with God the Father, and offered to give his life entirely into His hands if He could help him overcome his problems.

Thus, he offered God the opportunity to renew and purify him until He would begin to give him His last great message, five years later. The Waterfall It appears that God liked the offer, because He led him throughout that time, in both his personal and business life, although it would be full of challenges and trials.

By Christmas of 2002, his dream seemed to have been realized: he had grown a very lucrative business in the IT sector, and was about to sign on its sale, which would probably have ended all his money problems. All that was needed was a picture for the main website, and he had searched for a long time on the Internet to find something suitable. As a streaming provider for video and audio, which is very data-intensive, he wanted to use something that would illustrate a huge data flow. After a tireless search, he finally found something. He had discovered a picture of an amazingly huge waterfall from Google Images. Immediately, he knew that this was a very extraordinary waterfall. So huge, so wide, so majestic! There had to be a trillion liters of water that cascaded down its cataracts every hour! What a noise must have prevailed there! This was a worthy image to fit the company’s name, Streampark. It was quickly set, and his months of work were brought to an end. He just needed to make one call to his investor to give the green light for the press release. But just at that time, a tingling sensation and twitching that began in his face would change his plans, as it quickly became full-blown facial paralysis.

At first, it seemed to be a tumor pressing on the facial nerve, but ultimately, it turned out to be an untreated flu that was damaging the nerve. That diagnosis was enough for the investor to get cold feet and abandon the finished IT product, and he dropped Brother John like a hot potato until the New Year of 2003. Gone was the dream, and thus, God re-examined how Brother John would decide.

All that remained with him was the image of the waterfall, and he made a promise that if he were to get well again and God would also clean up his rather hopeless financial situation, his first vacation would lead to that waterfall, the place where he particularly wanted to praise Him and thank Him.

Prophetic Relocation

The Bible gives geographical information about the key players in prophecy to help us identify them. Protestants know well, for example, that the woman of Revelation 17, “The Mother of Harlots,” is the Church of Rome, the city of seven hills,[1] which is symbolized by seven heads:

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. (Revelation 17:9)

As God showed in vision the geographical seat of the vile woman who symbolizes the church that Satan directly leads, He also prophesied the geographical location of the pure woman, led by the 144,000, who also make up the end-time movement of Elijah.

God began to reveal the earthly location where His voice would be heard from in the Great Sign described in Revelation 12. The whole Christian world is talking about that sign now, so pay attention. It tells the story of the journey of God’s people from the birth of Christ down to the last remaining faithful people on earth. This is precisely the same history we traced in the previous article. This woman, representing the pure church, was helped by the “earth” as a symbol for the New World, which is much less densely populated in comparison to the Old World where the floods of ungodly men persecuted the faithful.

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. (Revelation 12:16)

That prophecy has served very well to point to the Americas, including North America, where the Great Advent Awakening took root, from which Seventh-day Adventism arose and went forth, but keep in mind that the symbolism of the earth in contrast to the floods is not restricted to North America. In fact, when it comes to the end of time, God reveals further detail regarding the geographical location of His voice in connection with the 144,000:

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: (Revelation 14:1-2)

Now you can begin to see how God was leading Brother John to the very place described by the prophecy: to the thundering waterfall in the picture, which he had promised to visit in praise and thanksgiving to God. It was the great thundering voice of many waters, as described in prophecy.

God did help Brother John, and in the next few weeks, he got to know Him much more closely. He went through a time of cleansing, especially with regard to things of an esoteric nature, and the more he learned, the more he began to recognize the dangers and snares in it. This led him to cry out to God, imploring Him to reveal Himself to him, and just tell him who He was and what He wanted from him.

That very same night, March 28, 2003, his request was answered when God sent him a dream, asking him three times if he really wanted to know the whole truth, whatever the cost. Each time, Brother John replied with “Yes,” and so in the dream, God gave him instructions for the next step he should take. He gave him Internet search terms and instructed him to follow the first result. It was the website of an online Adventist Bible course, which directed his path more specifically.

God does not allow his prophets to be outside of the truth. Part of Brother John’s preparation was to come into the Seventh-day Adventist truth. God does not agree with the UN philosophy of accepting all religions as valid paths to Himself. There is only one truth, and for a servant of God to be used in a capacity like that of Elijah, he must be in the whole truth. If he is to add to the truth, he must build upon the existing foundation of truth. That is why the role of Elijah couldn’t be filled by an Anglican, a Catholic, a Jew, or any other denomination that has only accepted a part of the truth.

This part of Brother John’s story is very special. When God asks something three times, it is like each Person of the Divine Council is represented. It is a very special way in which God calls a person. It is like God’s calling of Samuel at the beginning of his preparation for his multifaceted ministry as both judge and prophet.

And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down. And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again. Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him. And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child. (1 Samuel 3:3-8)

Brother John was still spiritually young like Samuel was young in actual age, when the Lord called him. And the Lord called him three times before the word of the Lord had been revealed to him. At this point in Brother John’s life, he didn’t yet know about Adventism, and didn’t really know Jesus yet. This parallel with the last of the judges goes very deep, and illustrates something of the nature of the role and the setting in which the end-time Elijah would come. As we consider it, you might ask yourself who else has an experience that fits in every way as accurately as Brother John’s does.

Eli, here, represents Adventism. He was old, and his eyesight was failing—like the church’s vision was already failing by that time. Yet it was Eli who had to explain the word of the Lord to Samuel, just like how an Adventist on-line Bible course had to explain the basics of the Word of God to Brother John.

And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. (1 Samuel 3:19)

The Adventist Bible Commentary adds an amazing statement to the above verse:

None of his words. Samuel naturally had much to learn, but as a youth he was trained in the school of obedience to God’s call. What a joy it must have been to the Lord to find a lad eager for the privilege of learning the ways of God and determined to obey Him whatever the cost. Little wonder he was accepted by the people as a prophet when hardly more than a child![2]

That expression, “whatever the cost,” is the same expression with which Jesus called Brother John three times in the dream. Three times He asked him if he really wanted to know the whole truth, whatever the cost. Each time, Brother John replied with “Yes.”

Weeks of intense study led to conversion, and after a short time, Brother John was baptized by immersion in the ocean on July 12, 2003, and became a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Now the way was prepared for God to begin to show him the last message, step by step—and the waterfall was to become an important feature of the message of God. It represented the immense flow of data or knowledge, symbolizing the great light of the message, that would have to go out to the world in such powerful torrents.

Brother John wanted to serve God in a foreign land, but he needed to know how much time was available for him to organize and develop a mission outpost. The first study that he understood from God in 2004, while he was still in Mallorca, was the meaning of the “man with the golden measuring reed,”[3] which answered his question of how long. That study, Thou Must Prophecy Again…, was later published on the LastCountdown website, which Brother John set up to share his studies. It related to the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary and revealed a timeframe. The duration of the judgment of the dead, which is the process taking place during the cleansing of the sanctuary, was identified to be 168 years.

That first study also says much about the purpose God wanted to accomplish through Brother John. His work was to be a work of cleansing the people, not only to correct doctrinal errors that have crept into the church, but to bring a message from God that would cleanse hearts from sin, to prepare a people to stand before God without an intercessor. That is the heart work that devolves upon Elijah as the one who must prepare a people to meet their Lord when He comes.

From that study, it became clear that something significant would happen in 2012, 168 years after the cleansing began in 1844 in accordance with William Miller’s findings, and he needed to be ready by that time. Knowing that, Brother John set off for the small country of Paraguay, South America, further fulfilling the prophecy about where God’s last message would come from. The mighty Iguazú Falls that he had seen in the photograph is near the border of three countries: Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay—but God’s Word leaves no doubt as to which country His voice would be heard from. It was to be from Paraguay, whose national instrument is the harp.

And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: (Revelation 14:2)

From the unpopulated wilderness of the New World, to the mighty Iguazú Falls, a natural wonder and sanctuary of biological diversity second to none, to the land of the harp, God narrowed down the geographical location from where His heavenly voice would be heard in the earth.[4]

Though for some time it seemed there was nothing suitable in Paraguay, by God’s providence and power, Brother John was able to acquire a plot of land that met all of his requirements in the mountainous region of the country. He wanted to build a health sanitarium and missionary school. In the end, the idea had to be revised, since his own modest financial resources were insufficient, and the SDA Church leaders who could have afforded to help were only interested in big money.

The plot of land itself is connected to the prophecy of the voice of God. From the thundering Iguazu, we follow the Paraná River southwest to where the Paraguay River feeds into it. From there, we can only follow the Paraguay River one direction, and it takes us north right to the mountain district. One small tributary of the Paraguay River—whose name could be translated as Crystal Clear Creek—brings us to the ankle-deep waters that trickle across the very property where Brother John lives and works. The voice of God comes to you like a thunderous waterfall, a mountain stream, and a small trickle of water all at the same time.

When Brother John built the humble temple of the Lord on his property, even its physical layout, with respect to the farm, fulfilled the description of the temple prophesied by Ezekiel:

Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. (Ezekiel 47:1)

The creek on the farm indeed runs eastward on the south side of the east-facing temple. Ezekiel was the man who had the measuring reed in his hand, to figuratively measure the wall of sin that must be overcome to enter the city of God. Likewise, Brother John already had the study of the cleansing of the sanctuary in hand when he set out on this missionary endeavor, thus he is the antitype of not only Elijah and Samuel, but also Ezekiel, who prophesied almost exclusively about the end of the world. Thus we see that in several prophecies, the Bible gives a precise geographical description of the origin of the voice of God on Earth, as well as the identifying characteristics of the end-time Elijah.

In the years that followed his purchase of the land, Brother John understood two more studies and presented them to the SDA Church leaders. These studies also pointed to the same year of 2012. The church leadership had no interest, and they did not examine the studies further. One study was of the “man over the river”[5] from Daniel 12, which was opened to Brother John in 2008, and also brought the 168 years to the light. The other study was of the throne-room vision[6] from Revelation 4 and 5, which he had been studying since 2006, but did not fully understand how the pieces fit together until 2009. That made a total of three studies by that time, where God had spoken to Brother John. Brother John went to the church, like how Samuel had gone to Eli, but every time, the sleepy church responded in kind: “Go back to sleep. I didn’t call you.”

With those three foundational studies, the way was paved for the first big part of the message of the Fourth Angel. Although he had already recognized Orion as both the throne of God and a “clock” relating to 2012, it wasn’t until 2009 that God revealed a unified understanding of these studies. It was on a mission trip to Brazil in December of 2009 that God revealed the secret through the influence of the Holy Spirit and gave him the decisive clues for the last essential element of the Orion study. The date was December 29, 2009 when after a long journey back home, he followed the leads that God had given him and immediately sat down to put together the Orion Presentation. It is a special date marking a milestone in the history of this movement, and as we have written, it marked the beginning of a prophecy period: the seven years of plenty. The latter rain had officially begun.

An Inconvenient Message

Those years were a time for people of faith to exercise their faith and get their lives in order before the evidence had mounted. Those were years of spiritual plenty as God gave light upon light. Brother John dusted off the old truths and brought new things to the table and reinvestigated and set the old light in new settings, like the man with the dirt brush in William Miller’s dream. Miller’s divinely-led discovery of the judgment at the end of the 2300 days was followed up by the 168-year duration of the judgment of the dead, which the Holy Spirit led Brother John to discover, plus many more detailed time prophecies. Miller’s oft-criticized interpretation of the “seven times” curse of Leviticus 26, amounting to 2520-years, was confirmed again by the heavenly clock, and shined brighter than ever before. His mistake of one year cropped up again in a different form, but this time it was detected ahead of time and did not cause any disappointment. His powerful and urgent message of repentance had found its counterpart in the threefold message of the Fourth Angel.

The message of repentance turned out to also be a decided rebuke to the church for its lackadaisical handling of the things of God, just as God’s first message to Samuel was to Eli.

And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle. In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end. For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever. (1 Samuel 3:11-14)

Like the Word of the Lord that came to Samuel, the message that God gave to Brother John was a warning in advance for what God would later perform. In fact, it was exactly the same prophetic period of seven years (precisely 2520 days) from the day Brother John first put the pieces together to make the Orion presentation until God began to visibly perform the words of the prophecy He had given to him in a way that grabbed the world’s attention. Counting 2520 days from December 29, 2009 comes to November 22, 2016, when the first trumpet of Revelation 8 sounded and the alarming news arrived that Mt. Carmel, the iconic site of Elijah’s challenge, was burning along with other widespread fires in Israel and in the US. Through divine leading, Brother John was able to unveil the new White Cloud Farm website on that very day, before the news had reached him.

All through those seven years, he had been preaching like Ezekiel, who laid on his left side for 390 days while overlooking the mock siege of Jerusalem.

For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. (Ezekiel 4:5)

Then again, Ezekiel was instructed to lay on his right side for 40 more days. This twofold complementary arrangement corresponds to the left and right sides of the great Mt. Chiasmus that is explained in The Seven Lean Years. Brother John went seven years up the mountain, like Ezekiel’s 390 days, and then started down the mountain to fulfill something like Ezekiel’s 40 days. If the 390-day period of Ezekiel was 2520 days for Brother John, then we can also find out how long the 40-day period should be. Simply solve: 390 days are to 2520 days as 40 days are to ___ days.

2520 ÷ 390 × 40 = 258

The 2520 days span the exact time of the first seven years of the latter rain starting from when Brother John first read the Orion clock on December 29, 2009. 2520 days later, the new phase of the figurative descent down the right side of Mt. Chiasmus began on November 22, 2016 with the fires in Israel, and the 258th day thereafter takes us down to August 6, 2017, which is Brother John’s birthday. Do you know that God chooses His messengers from birth, and even before?

By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee. (Psalm 71:6)

We have already seen how Brother John meets many criteria in the prophecies, but let’s recap some of the criteria identified in the first part, and see how he compares.

Did Brother John…

  • become a country dweller, like John the Baptist, and preach from the wilderness? Yes, from the mountain district of Paraguay.

  • restore the jewels that William Miller had found in the Word of God? Yes! (Read the interpretation of William Miller’s dream.)

  • sweep away confusion and falsehoods? Yes: the lunar Sabbath lie, the confusion of the crucifixion date, the errors of Christmas—just to name a few.

  • bring new light and new settings for old light? Yes! The solution to Daniel’s timelines, the repeated seals of Revelation, the Clock of God in Orion, the completion of the biblical chronology from the creation to the second coming, the duration of the plagues, and the list goes on and on and on…any list is an understatement!

  • preach a message that includes the day of wrath and that of the second coming? Yes! (Read about the countdowns.)

  • have the Word of God in a larger “treasure chest” than William Miller? Yes—the Word of God recorded in the vast expanses of the Orion constellation!

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

The Living Testimony

There is an interesting paradox in Adventism that few dare to confront head-on. In the early years of the church, the pioneers presented Ellen White’s gift of prophecy as evidence—not to say proof—that the Seventh-day Adventist Church exhibited all of the gifts of the Spirit, as is befitting of a people who claim to be the remnant church through whom God is sending His messages out to the world. James White even explained that the living testimony was the reason why the movement did not need a time message anymore, after 1844. The midnight cry had given power to the movement, but after the disappointment, its strength rested not on time, but on the living testimony of Jesus.

After the movement derailed in 1888, however, the people were consigned to wander in the wilderness again, and Ellen White—through whom God had been giving the living testimony—eventually died. There was no longer a living prophet that would qualify as Elijah.

Before her death, there was a great deal of apprehension among the leaders of the church as she advanced in age and the end of her life drew near. The questions about how God would lead His movement after her death were pressed to her, and time after time she and her associates had to answer those questions.

Her son William (W.C., or Willie) White, who worked with his father James in the publishing work, and had a variety of leadership tasks, even serving as General Conference president for six months until the newly elected president could return from overseas, became his mother’s—Ellen White’s—assistant in her work after his father James died, and he remained active in the work as long as he lived. When questions arose about the future of the prophetic ministry of his mother, he knew how to answer.

A reporter of the Battle Creek Enquirer cornered W. C. White to get from him word about a possible successor to Ellen White, and published the interview in the July 25 edition. “Has Mrs. White chosen anyone to be her successor?” White was asked. To this, he replied:

“No, she has never considered that that was a matter over which she had any control, and has never expressed herself with reference to any individual as a probable candidate for this work.”

“Did she know who her successor would be?” he was asked.

“That is a question that has been asked her many times,” continued Mr. White, “and she always has stated that it is a matter that has never been revealed to her, and that she had no knowledge and no information upon the subject to impart.”

“Does she know another person will be chosen to take up the work she lays down?”

“That is another question that has been asked her many times, and she always has said she did not know. At the same time she expressed full confidence that God would care for His work, and that there was no need for her or others to be anxious about this matter.”

“Will the leading men of the denomination select a person to take up the work she has carried?” was the next question asked him.

“No. It is their belief that God will choose His messengers, and that it would be presumption for men to undertake to choose the persons through whom the spirit of prophecy is manifested.”—DF 758.

As the questioning continued, he was asked whether any others had made the claim of being Ellen White’s successor, and what tests would be applied to anyone who might make the claim. White pointed out that such a matter would be settled by the tests of Scripture. {6BIO 442.3-443.3}

Have you noticed how we have been applying the tests of Scripture so far, by examining the biblical types and making note of their fulfillment? There is a lot of wisdom in that short interview, and it really shows the anxiety that surrounded the future leading of the church. Something changed over the years, however, and the church began to feel completely secure in the fact that they still had the prophetic writings of Ellen White even after she herself had died, and they took for granted that the living Spirit would always be with them through her writings.

Another class was quite relieved by her death and felt free to pursue their own agendas without fear of God’s intervention through the prophetess. That is when the Jesuit element sprang into action within the church. Immediately, agreements were made with other denominations to work together in foreign countries, in defiance of Ellen White’s counsel. Today, the church is openly seen corroborating with the world through ecumenical meetings like the Prayer for Peace in Assisi, and organizing its alms in cooperation with the UN.

Seeing that the church has completely thrown off all restraint regarding the counsel of Ellen G. White, we have to wonder at how confident she was in the leading brethren of the church, towards the end of her life. She was confident because she had done the work of Elijah to turn their hearts back into the right direction—but that was just one generation. Even in her optimism, however, she still stated that their success in reaching the heavenly Canaan with only her writings to guide them, was conditional on their following her written counsel, as the following relates:

The understanding of W. C. White on this matter [of a possible successor] was in harmony with that of other of the contemporary workers. J. N. Loughborough was asked if Mrs. White knew who her successor would be. In reply he referred to an answer given by S. N. Haskell, who had reported a late conversation with Mrs. White in which she told him that it was her conviction that the denomination already had received instruction sufficient to guide them all the way through if they would follow it.[7]

That means the living Spirit would guide them through her instruction as long as they themselves followed it, but if they would not follow it, that would be a different case; another Elijah would be needed.

At present, it is clear that the denomination did not follow the instruction that was given through Ellen White to guide them. The truth she had conveyed was to cut to the heart, to separate joints and marrow, to break the soul free from sin. It might not be pleasant, but those who love the truth rejoice in being set free by it. Unfortunately, though, many people are so programmed with “if it feels good, do it” that they flee from the Holy Spirit at His first prick of their conscience, because it doesn’t feel good.

To see how the present-day church organization doesn’t follow Ellen White’s counsel, all we need to do is note their complete and total silence regarding President Trump’s executive order against the Johnson Amendment. For a church that has been waiting for the Sunday Law for almost 130 years, they should have been shouting at the top of their corporate lungs. The secular press openly reported Trump’s happy recognition of the fact that he is now the pope of the United States, by referring to certain men as “my cardinals.”[8] To say he has cardinals is another way of saying that he is now pope of his country! His executive order turned the US presidential office into a papal institution by joining church and state! In other words, the papal institution has been enforced by his decree, just as Ellen White prophesied:

By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. {5T 451.1}

The end has never been nearer, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders and official papers are silent on this!

His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant. (Isaiah 56:10-12)

“Dumb dogs” Isaiah calls the shepherds of the Adventist Church! They did not follow and are not following the counsel of Ellen White, and therefore they are in no way the Elijah that turns the hearts of the children to the fathers and vice versa. They do not bring the church body together in brotherly love as disciples of Christ, even when the nearness of His return is so palpable.

That is why God needed to choose someone else to bring things into order—someone who would take up the work that Ellen White laid down, in the spirit and power of Elijah. While managing the White Estate, Ellen White’s grandson, Arthur L. White, expressed this contingency just before Christ’s return as follows:

If in the closing days of the great controversy God chooses to speak to His people through another living messenger, He alone will select the one for that purpose, and it will soon be known in the church, "from Dan even to Beersheba" that such a one is "a prophet of the Lord" (1 Samuel 3:20).[9]

It will soon be known from Dan even to Beersheba! Arthur White gives a correct interpretation in this case. Ellen White herself elaborated on that referenced Bible verse by comparing the blindness of the church with that of Israel in the time when Samuel was established as a prophet:

Yet we see a similar blindness and inattention on the part of many at the present day. Having a knowledge of God’s law, they are confident and boastful, as though especially favored of Heaven, while they are not from the heart obeying its precepts... {ST December 22, 1881, par. 6}

Again, we see that this is about the heart. God does not want people like Eli, who pay Him lip service but do nothing to cut off the sin in their ranks. Eli is a type of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the period following Ellen White’s death. The church was also tolerant of sin in its ranks, like Eli. They paid lip service, but never actually dealt with the sin in the church. The entire chapter of 1 Samuel 3 is an example for the present day, showing through the story of Samuel how Elijah would one day come and turn the Israel of God back to Himself, so that David—the man after God’s own heart, a type of Christ—could reign over the whole kingdom. In a similar way, the modern Elijah is to usher in the reign of Jesus as His second coming approaches. The chapter starts off with a mention of how prophecy and visions had ceased:

And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision. (1 Samuel 3:1)

Is that not an apt description of present-day Adventism, long after Ellen White’s death, when there have been no open visions? By the time that the fateful day finally came, in the next chapter, when the ark of God was taken by the Philistines, Eli was fat, rich, and blind, just like Laodicea:

And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years. (1 Samuel 4:18)

That verse is loaded! It was the mention of the ark that caused Eli’s death. What happened to the ark was even more terrible to Eli than the death of both of his sons on the same day. To fully understand how this verse has been fulfilled today, you have to understand in overview what the true Elijah did.

For the first seven years of his public ministry, Brother John preached the warning of the plagues and the coming of Jesus, complete with dates derived from study of the Scriptures and Spirit of Prophecy. Jesus was to come on October 24, 2016, which was the First Time Proclamation, in the vernacular of the early visions of Ellen White that describe the voice of God announcing the day and hour of Jesus’ coming at the end of time, which we will look at later. Brother John had dedicated his life to spreading the message from heaven, thus fulfilling the prophecy:

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. {EW 155.1}

Just days before Jesus was to come, the Holy Spirit revealed to Brother John through a clearer understanding of the types of the autumn feasts that Jesus would come on the seventh day of the feast (October 23, 2016), and not on the eighth, as had long been the expectation. Such a slight change, beside its great overall harmony,[10] had the most profound implications. He and his fellow followers of Jesus had not been sealed with the correct date of His coming as they had thought, and with His coming just days away, those who had not studied the whole seal, demonstrated that they were not ready to receive the true date. It was only shared with the small but international group who went tent camping with him for the feast of tabernacles in their various locations. That means the small camping groups were the only ones who were truly ready for Jesus to come, because they were the only ones watching and waiting and knowing when to expect Him. This change of one day was recognized as the Second Time Proclamation of Ellen White’s visions.[11]

As the week of the feast progressed and the Lord continued to speak at that “mountain top” experience with Him, the group realized how very, very few souls were ready, whom Jesus could take to heaven. Their hearts were pained to think that they would soon be flying away in eternal freedom from sin and peace from Satan’s temptations, while other apparently sincere followers would be left to die, who had believed their report and were expecting Jesus just a day too late because they were not sealed, and time had run out.

The Holy Spirit spoke to Brother John again, and he reminded the group that by showing them the true date of Jesus’ coming in those last days, God had shown that He had accepted them as princes of the kingdom of heaven. That meant they were counted among His human counsellors, and with the authority of princes, they could speak to the King.

Seeing how poor of a reward awaited Christ in exchange for the incalculable sacrifice that He made on Calvary, and seeing the biblical precedent to do so, Brother John led the group in intercession for lost souls, by making their own sacrifice: the group petitioned God the Father not to let His Son come yet, not to take them away from this horrible world, but to give more time, to let them stay on earth and suffer through the coming troubles of the dying planet to bring the opportunity of salvation to as many more as possible, to seek and save the lost. They were willing to sacrifice even their own eternal lives, like Moses, because they did not esteem themselves higher than others, or value their salvation more than that of others:

Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. (Exodus 32:32)

They did not consider it right that as unworthy recipients of grace themselves, they were the only ones to be saved in this generation. They chose to continue in a world of temptation with spiritual hazards on every side, risking even the danger of losing their own crown, all to help others. Now they understood the words addressed to Philadelphia:

Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. (Revelation 3:11)

They would freely give the crown to others, but to lose it themselves because of overwhelming persecution or temptation would be a terrible thing; all confidence belongs to the Lord:

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. (Psalm 9:10)

The work of Elijah is a heart work, and that makes it also a hard work when hearts are hard. His group sacrificed the most cherished thing they held, which had become so tangible: eternal life—and to finally SEE JESUS, and be with Him forevermore, free from temptation.

In their petition, they did see Jesus at that summit, whether they realized it or not. They caught a glimpse of the high standard of His self-sacrificing character, and reciprocated in kind. They had become the church of Philadelphia, that of brotherly love.

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. (John 13:35)

They willingly offered to bear the temptations of Satan—even stronger than before—for another seven years, or however long God the Father deemed it possible for souls to still be saved. Eventually, everyone’s mind would be made up and extra time would be of no use, but it was not in their wisdom to decide when that would be. The “I AM,” who is TIME Himself, would consider their petition and make the final decision.

God heard their request and honored it. Or if you prefer, God had already planned everything according to the sacrificial decision that He foreknew His people would make. Thus, continuing waves of the Second Time Proclamation were unleashed as God’s answer as to how long our time extension should be, and how much time we would have to gather souls into His kingdom.

Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he answered them. He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them. (Psalm 99:6-7)

The second time proclamation built upon the understanding that Jesus would come on the seventh day of the feast, and not the eighth, but also included the year, and a vast wealth of understanding. You can read about that in the Seven Lean Years article.

Now do you see what makes Brother John different from the Elijahs of former generations? When faced with the reality of what it would mean for Jesus to come and virtually the whole world to be lost, including unreached good-hearted souls, he followed the way of the cross and chose to sacrifice.

Ellen White pointed the way by counseling over and over to meditate upon and study every detail connected with the circumstances surrounding the closing scenes of Christ’s earthly life.[12] That is what Brother John did through his studies, and he ultimately gathered the people of God to make a sacrifice of faith in a manner similar to what His Son did, perfect and acceptable to the Father. Any other response in that situation would have cast darkness on the way the Holy Spirit had been leading. Jesus needed to know that His followers on earth would show the same kind of faith that He had shown while on the earth. His question was:

Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8)

For that kind of faith to be shown, there first had to be the coming of the Son of man, because the question is asked in the context of “when He comes.” At His coming, Jesus needed to see the Scripture fulfilled:

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

God tested that faith with the first time proclamation. Would humans give up and deny how God had led them, or would they respond with the kind of faith He taught? Other modern would-be Elijah candidates miss the mark by far.

In the time of John the Baptist, there was a conditional element involved. The Lord said, “if you will receive,” this is Elijah. There is a purpose to the plan of salvation, and a reason why Jesus has not returned yet: when every soul has taken his side for or against God, then the end can come. And in the last generation when that has happened, He needs people who have received His character as one’s own, and are willing to sacrifice even as He sacrificed for others, to stand up and be counted. That is how the great controversy is won in His favor. That is how a Christ-like life testifies in favor of God to defeat Satan’s allegations against Him.

This is very deep, so let’s put it in simple terms. Overall, we have been conditioned to think that the love of Jesus is nothing more than that of a lenient parent who comes to bail the wayward son out of jail, and then goes to prepare him a room in the house, since he is down-and-out. No, Jesus isn’t like that. Heaven is not for practicing sinners, but for former sinners. Jesus’ purpose in saving us was not just to free us from the debt of sin, but to restore the image of His perfect, sinless character in us.

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)

Part of His objective in the plan of salvation involves bringing people up to His standard of love, and therefore demonstrate that humans can live in heaven without making a mess there.

In the terms of the Great Controversy trial between Christ and Satan, there was still an open question in the court. Satan accused God of being unjust for having a law that could not be kept by human beings. As long as human beings rise no higher than to wallow in the mire of sin, Satan’s allegation is sustained. In order to end the controversy, God needs human witnesses to demonstrate perfect obedience to His law to provide the court with the evidence that will defeat Satan’s claim. That is what Jesus did as our Forerunner and example, so that through faith in Him we will do the same, and He has chosen the last generation of the weakest, most degenerate human beings to show His power to transform lives, because it makes the strongest case.

With that purpose for the plan of salvation in mind, you can understand why Jesus couldn’t return in any previous generation. In every previous generation, there were many malleable hearts that could be won to the Truth, and therefore Jesus stayed away to allow enough time for everyone to have a chance to be saved. In the very last generation, however, when wickedness is so ingrained and hearts are so hardened against the truth, everyone has made up their mind and there is no more reason to wait.

It’s deeper than that, though. In essence, what happened in October 2016 is that the end of the world came, and only a handful were ready. Until making their sacrifice during that camping week, even those few who were ready as the end approached had still not yet demonstrated brotherly love to the fullness of their opportunity, and faith without works is dead. In other words:

[T]here is none good but one, that is, God… (Matthew 19:17)

Then—and this is a tremendous thing—one person heard the still small voice of the Holy Spirit, saying, “You may sacrifice.” The seed of sacrifice—the seed of Jesus’ sacrifice—came into the heart of Brother John through the Holy Spirit. In a world that had been proven completely barren of the faith of Jesus, one small seed was planted. Brother John spoke it to the others with him, and they received the seed too. Do you see how it works?

Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)

In a completely depraved world, one seed of sacrificial love was introduced. It took root on November 22, 2016, when on the second possibility of the feast day of Jesus’ coming, Brother John unveiled the White Cloud Farm website. Now the seed had lodged—it got a home, a homepage. You will understand what the growth of that seed really means in light of the Great Sign in the next part.

We’ve been conditioned to believe that it is impossible to overcome sin, which is a lie that makes Jesus’ sacrifice of none effect, and most Christians therefore don’t realize that they are not saved from sin. Instead of such lies, what we need is a true understanding of His sacrifice, and a willingness to do the same. This is where it gets personal, so be forewarned, and humble yourself.

Let’s make it very simple. It’s easy to say, “Thanks, Jesus, for sacrificing Yourself for me.” That is one thing, but perfection in Christ means not only to receive, but to give: “Jesus, I will sacrifice for you.” Now it is easy to see where you are, on the path of sanctification, in terms of how much you are willing to sacrifice. You can do a self-test, and check your level of sacrifice in comparison to what Jesus did. To do that, you have to understand what Jesus really did!

Here is the self-test: Think about someone else who might not be in heaven, and imagine giving them your mansion in the Holy City. Would you be willing to sacrifice your place in heaven for another person? Would you be willing to lay yourself down in the grave of eternal non-existence on behalf of that sinner, to give them the gift of heaven that was destined for you? That is what Jesus did for you! That is the standard of His character, which He needs human beings to reach.

Did you take the advice seriously, and understand what that means, thoughtfully and humbly? It is not easy to give preference to another person, is it? If you would give up your most precious possession for someone else—if you would give up your place in heaven, eternally if necessary, so some other soul could be saved, then it is quite clear that there is nothing else that could hinder your obedience to God’s law. Now you understand what perfect obedience means, and what it means to be delivered completely from sin. But our hearts are so fickle and changeable that none should dare claim to have attained Christ’s standard of character until Christ Himself places the crown of victory on his or her head. The sacrifice of Christ is to be our meditation to give us a constant confidence and daily, living experience with Christ.

The infinite mercy and love of Jesus, the sacrifice made in our behalf, call for the most serious and solemn reflection. We should dwell upon the character of our dear Redeemer and Intercessor. We should meditate upon the mission of Him who came to save His people from their sins. As we thus contemplate heavenly themes, our faith and love will grow stronger, and our prayers will be more and more acceptable to God, because they will be more and more mixed with faith and love. They will be intelligent and fervent. There will be more constant confidence in Jesus, and a daily, living experience in His power to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by Him. {SC 88.3}

The character of Christ is to sacrifice for others, to save to the uttermost. In order for human beings to show their willingness to sacrifice their most precious possession—heaven—it has to first become tangible to them. Jesus’ return must be real. That is why in the last generation, a time message was needed to show when Jesus would really be coming. The sacrifice of Philadelphia could best be made with the knowledge of the time of His appearing. God’s people had to be faced with the question of whether they would forego heaven to work with Jesus to “save to the uttermost.”

By and large, God’s people were far, far away from that standard of character in the time of John the Baptist. Bound in prison, he doubted whether Jesus were even the Messiah after all. Even after Jesus’ death and resurrection, His own disciples were still asking whether He would then restore the kingdom to Israel. They were not contemplating sacrifice, but reigning as kings. If the day of the Lord had been at that time, many would have been lost who never had a chance to hear about the Savior who had come.

By the time of William Miller, the materialistic expectation of an earthly kingdom had given way—at least for those who believed the earth would be destroyed by fire—to the understanding that Jesus would take His people to heaven. Some of those who waited for the Lord sold everything to help spread the message of Christ’s return as far as possible. However, the materialistic mindset was only replaced with something else: the cherished hope of an even greater reward in heaven. The sacrifice of Philadelphia in the manner described above was not a topic at that time. First, there needed to be a separation of those who just believed out of fear, because they were “fear mongered” into believing, from those who really cherished the truth. Not even William Miller himself tried to lead the movement to intercede for the lost; he also became discouraged after the disappointment because of his hope of seeing Christ’s return.

The very remedy for the disappointment could have been a sacrifice similar to the one made by the High Sabbath Adventists. Since they interceded before the appointed time of Jesus’ return came, they were not disappointed. The Millerites were disappointed because they were focused on their own salvation.

Now, ever since the remnant of the remnant people of God demonstrated Christ’s character of self-sacrifice, demonstrated through their petition to be allowed to reach out to more souls, we have been living in a different time. God hearkened to their request, and now you can see for yourself that the last Elijah has come, because since that exact hour, the trumpet warnings have been fulfilling, and the day of the Lord has been hastening toward us. That hour is reckoned as one twelfth of a year-day, or one month,[13] from October 23 to November 22, concluding the 2520-day period of the first seven years of Brother John’s public ministry. From that very hour, the concluding events of this world were set into motion. The sermon that follows this article will show that clearly.

Keeping the faith of Jesus is one part of the verse above,[14] but there is another part relating to the commandments of God. That has to do with the time proclamations, which are described by Ellen White as the delivery of the everlasting covenant:

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}

The everlasting covenant is the “never-ending blessing” of eternal life. It was symbolized by God’s covenant to give the land of Canaan to Israel. The covenant, the Ten Commandments, which Moses had received on top of Mt. Sinai were a type of the everlasting covenant delivered to and through Brother John. Now you can connect the dots to the story about Eli:

And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years. (1 Samuel 4:18)

Inside the ark was the Ten Commandments, which are called the Testament or Covenant—therefore the ark is called the Ark of the Testament, or the Ark of the Covenant. It is a legal document between two parties, which spells out the terms of each party’s responsibilities and obligations under the Covenant. God had promised to give the land of Canaan to Israel, and the Covenant was the legal proof of their claim to the land—not only to the land, but also to God’s promise to help them fight their battles and overcome all their enemies, and grant them long life. Losing the Covenant was the worst possible thing that could happen to Israel—it meant that they had no more legal right to His promises or His grace, or even to the land itself. That is what happened to the Seventh-day Adventist Church: they lost the everlasting covenant; they have lost their heavenly citizenship and have no right to heaven.

The Adventist Church is also the judgment church, because its existence has everything to do with the antitypical Day of Atonement. It was to be a church of judges, but like Eli, it fell off of its judgment throne and died. It is no longer in charge of God’s people.

When God spoke the time again in the second time proclamation, He also showed that He is figuratively running the clock backwards so that we can go back to where it all went wrong in 1888, or more precisely to 1890 when Jesus’ coming was missed. Where they rejected the light of the Fourth Angel, we welcomed it, and are on the way to ushering in the 70th Jubilee properly. Even the figurative reversal of the flow of time is indicated in the verse above: Eli fell off his throne backwards.

The capture of the ark, along with the death of Eli and his two sons, is how Samuel became both prophet and judge of Israel—a double role that defines Elijah. The word of the Lord that had been spoken to him many years earlier had come to pass, and nobody could deny that he was a prophet of God.

Similarly, everything Brother John has been warning about is now coming to pass. The seven trumpets of Revelation are especially important in that respect, because they are the final warnings before mercy ends and the undiluted wrath of God is poured out. Brother John has a double role, like Samuel, to lead the armies of God in the end of time like a General, as well as to fulfill the prophetic role of Elijah. Once again that shows that his role is more than that of a prophet, as Ellen White said as she set the precedent. Someone like Ernie Knoll, who does nothing more than prophesy, falls short—as if he weren’t already disqualified for other reasons. Please, wake up! Hear the trumpets sounding and heed the warnings of what the trumpets mean before it’s too late! Mercy will not linger much longer!

The Seven Last Trumpets of Revelation

The Holy Spirit had been leading Brother John all the way through the first seven years, and God gave enough evidence for people of faith to believe, but not so much that faith was unnecessary, for without faith it is impossible to please Him.[15] It was a time for the Lord to speak to and teach Elijah, like how He spoke to and taught Samuel, and like with Samuel, that word went out to all Israel.

The greatest single outpouring of light during that time period was the revelation of the trumpet and plague cycles of the Orion clock, which Brother John delivered in his January 31, 2014 evening sermon entitled The Last Race, which put 14 dates to future prophetic events all at once! Elijah is called a prophet because, like Samuel, he received the Word of the Lord in some form before it came to pass, and it was all in harmony with Scripture. Not everyone who is considered a prophet receives visions like Ellen White. God speaks in different ways.

During that first timeframe for the seven trumpets, parts of every one of the trumpet texts were fulfilled, always confirming Brother John’s explanation of God’s clock, but in a way that didn’t quite get the attention of the (faithless) general public. That prophecy timeframe for the trumpets, from February 1, 2014 to October 17, 2015, was accurately described in the book of Revelation as follows:

And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.… And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. (Revelation 8:2, 6)

If you have ever sat before an orchestra performance, you can understand what that verse is talking about. Before the performance begins, all of the performers tune their instruments and warm them up in a cacophony of noise. Amid the din, you might hear a scale here or a slightly off-pitch sound there, while the instruments are being tuned and warmed up. During that time, the audience is chatting and not paying much attention, until everything suddenly changes.

That is how that first trumpet cycle was: the audience could not make sense of it and did not give it their attention, but the sounds of the instruments were indeed being prepared for the performance that was soon to begin.

There will be some concrete examples of the trumpet prophecy dates and the actual warning events that later happened on those dates below, but it is important to understand that that first trumpet cycle, or “Trumpet Cycle I” as we call it, was a preparatory warm-up for the ultimate performance that would begin later. The warm-up was in the first time proclamation, but the performance was to be in the second time proclamation.

Sure enough, the performance began exactly as soon as the first 7 years (2520 days) of Brother John’s preaching had been completed. On that very day, the land of modern Israel was set ablaze as a huge warning that made an example out of the former people of God. Mt. Carmel itself, where the original Elijah had once called down fire from heaven, was burning again. This time, it was Brother John’s new prophecy timeframe that was beginning with powerful visible events that caught world-wide attention, and the partial fulfillments of the first trumpet cycle dovetailed in to make the fulfillment of the prophecy complete and harmonious. The orchestra performance had begun with the loud blast of the first trumpet.

1st – Trumpet Preparation, February 1, 2014 & Trumpet Performance, November 22, 2016.

The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. (Revelation 8:7)

February 1, 2014: Mt. Sinnabung erupts, killing 16 in fulfillment of “hail and fire mingled with blood.” Soon after, the “green grass” of the steppes of Crimea were burnt up through Russia’s annexing of the same.

November 22, 2016: The “trees were burnt” in Israel, representing one of the three (one third) major religions that profess belief in God, as over 150 fires raged.

The events of both trumpet timeframes together complete the picture of the first trumpet text. Dear reader, there is so much more detail than it is practical to summarize here, but the dates and topics are listed here as a sort of “one-stop shopping” hub for Elijah’s trumpet prophecies. Please consider the evidence, read further to your heart’s content, but don’t be unbelieving! Time is too short to stubbornly resist the still small voice of the Holy Spirit who wants to convince you of the truth by these evidences!

2nd – Trumpet Preparation, April 12, 2014 & Trumpet Performance, March 6, 2017

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. (Revelation 8:8-9)

April 12, 2014 – In the preparatory phase, the fish dying from Fukushima radiation reached the west coast of America, fulfilling the part that says “the third part of the sea became blood, and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died.”

March 6, 2017 – In the performance phase, Kim Jong-un launched rockets named after the Paektusan volcano into the sea, thus fulfilling the first part of the text.

Again, please consider these events happening on the exact dates or in the timeframes prophesied as evidence to believe, and read further to understand how precise the fulfillments are. As of this writing, the second trumpet timeframe is not yet over: ships are to be destroyed.

These trumpet warnings that are currently in progress are humanity’s last chance to repent of their wicked ways and turn back to the Creator. God is giving evidence of His impending wrath, and it is mounting quickly. What are the odds that 14 dates (7 from the warm-up cycle, and 7 from the performance) would all be fulfilled by real-world events, exactly on time? What are the odds of events matching the multifaceted Bible texts? It would be far easier to win the lottery twice in a row than for all of these things to harmonize as a matter of pure chance!

3rd – Trumpet Preparation, October 12, 2014 & Trumpet Performance, July 20-27, 2017

And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. (Revelation 8:10-11)

In the preparatory phase, the Catholic and Adventist “synods” were pinpointed as preparing their respective churches to fight against God. Thus, the fallen star, Lucifer, poisoned the watercourses that should provide life. These topics are covered in detail in Babylon Is Fallen! – Part I.

4th – Trumpet Preparation, January 1, 2015 & Trumpet Performance, September 14, 2017

And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. And I beheld, and heard an angel [eagle] flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! (Revelation 8:12-13)

In the preparatory phase, atheism darkened the churches, with names like Ryan Bell of “A Year Without God” fame, coming to the press exactly on January 1 with the new year.

In this timeframe, legal preparations were made to combat terrorism, and religious fundamentalism was categorized as a threat by Pope Francis. The White House (the eagle) announced its security summit on countering violent extremism, thus serving as the harbinger of the first woe. Soon after, the US eagle announced the second woe: the Supreme Court would decide on same-sex marriage. Then the third woe was announced: the pope’s speech before both Houses of the US Congress. These topics are discussed in detail in Babylon Is Fallen! – Part II.

You can watch for yourself in the time ahead to see how the rest of these trumpets will reach their complete fulfillment through world events, but please notice that the Great Sign on September 23, 2017 that many are talking about comes near the beginning of this fourth trumpet performance—whether you’ve heard about the Great Sign or not, the next part of this series will explain it more completely than ever before—in fact, seven times more completely! All of these trumpet performance periods will come alive in The Elijah Signs article, even though the dates have not arrived yet!

5th – Trumpet Preparation, February 18, 2015 & Trumpet Performance, December 5, 2017

The White House security summit took place on February 18, 2015. It was emphasized that local community organizations (such as churches) should be involved in identifying extremist groups (see the article about Ted Wilson’s meeting with the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon). Towards the end of the trumpet timeframe, the US Supreme Court ruled in defense of same-sex marriage (articles pertaining to this topic are listed with the sixth trumpet because they are closely linked, but see also the article about the JADE HELM: Joint Assistance for Deployment Execution Homeland Eradication of Local Militants).

6th – Trumpet Preparation, July 8, 2015 & Trumpet Performance, June 3-10, 2018

July 8, 2015 was the decisive day of the vote regarding women’s ordination within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which followed on the heels of the US Supreme Court decision in defense of same-sex marriage. It marked the fall of the last bastion of Protestantism, as the leadership usurped kingly power over the church. This is covered at length in Fire at Mount Carmel, The Death of the Twins, the article about Ben Carson, these one, two, three articles about the 2015 GC Session, The Vomit of God and the Close of Probation, and The Resurrection of the Two Witnesses.

Towards the end of this trumpet, the pope visited the US and made his unprecedented appearance in front of both houses of Congress and the United Nations General Assembly, covered in Babel Rising.

As you can tell from the volume of articles addressing the topic, this is an exceptionally important trumpet, even in the preparation phase. Brother John issued his Elijah Challenge in this trumpet, and warned that it would signal the close of probation (end of mercy) for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as an example for what the whole world would face soon afterward. Now in the performance phase, the whole world is indeed facing the close of probation in this very same trumpet as it repeats. June 3, 2018 begins the year of recompenses:

For it is the day of the Lord'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. (Isaiah 34:8)

Exactly one year later—seven days after the second coming of Jesus on May 27, 2019—on June 3, 2019 the Scripture will be fulfilled:

And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. (Isaiah 66:24)

Time is relative, and runs slower for the redeemed. After they have made their seven-day journey from Earth to the Orion Nebula, seven years of the curse will have wasted and ended all life on earth. The redeemed will look back and know that all the wicked have perished. First they will have suffered the year of recompenses, then another seven more years (sevenfold) according to Leviticus 26.

Don’t wait—like Hophni and Phinehas—for the close of probation. Repent and turn to God with your whole heart now! When you see these things happen, and the Word of the Lord is fulfilled unmistakably, it will be too late to turn around! Look at the evidence that He gives now, and follow the light of truth step by step. (More will be said about the end of mercy in the next section.)

7th – Trumpet Preparation, October 18, 2015 & Trumpet Performance, August 20, 2018

In the preparation phase of the seventh trumpet, Pope Francis asserted his authority over the so-called Universal Church in the synod of bishops, similarly to what took place in the Adventist arena in the previous trumpet. This was covered in The Tears of God. In the performance phase, this will be the 280 days (40-week gestation period) until the Second Advent of the Son of God on May 27, 2019. This is the time of the outpouring of the seven last plagues of Revelation in all their fury.

As mentioned earlier, the second time proclamation period is special in that it represents going “back” in time to the 70th Jubilee, so Jesus can come with a proper welcome by those who have the faith He is looking for. It is a figurative reversal of time that reflects God’s inherent nature as Time Himself. He knows the end from the beginning; “time travel” is second nature to Him. This is perfectly illustrated by a diagram of the chiastic structure of time:

Trumpet Chiasm

Looking at the diagram, as we proceed sequentially from left to right in the order of time as we experience it, notice that the spacing between the trumpets is reversed on the way down. For example, the large segment corresponding to the second trumpet on the way up, actually corresponds to the fifth trumpet on the way down. The spacing is determined by the pointers on the Orion clock, which means that the clock is ticking backwards on the way down. In that way, the preparatory trumpets and the performance trumpets mesh perfectly.

The End of Mercy

Today, trumpet after trumpet is already sounding, warning that the day of the Lord is on the horizon. The trumpet sounds are the last warning before the wrath of God, and their presence means that Elijah must be here, because the promise entrusted to Malachi was that Elijah would come before the day of the Lord, to do a work of mercy before God’s wrath is poured out unmixed with mercy. In other words, the trumpet warnings are Elijah’s warnings. Elijah prophesies them to the very day, and they come to pass in his day, because of the condition to Malachi’s prophecy. Even in the face of Christ-like self-sacrifice demonstrated by the Elijah movement, the hearts of the people still aren’t changing. What more can be done? Now the Lamb will smite the earth with a curse, and the great and dreadful day of the Lord will come.

When we talk about the end of mercy, which is the beginning of the year of recompenses, we mustn’t forget that Elijah was carried up to heaven directly long before the special or first resurrection of the end times, and his ascension was seen by Elisha. Therefore, in the last generation, he must be someone who lives either to see Jesus come, or he dies for a short while and ascends visibly in front of his successors (the 144,000). If a person dies in this last generation, for more than just a few days, they could not have been the end-time Elijah. Applying that principle to an entire church that claims to have the spirit and power of Elijah, it means that that church’s type is Elisha and it must not die.

Jerusalem had the same problem that Adventism has. Adventists say “The church will go through to the end,” while ignoring the conditions on which that statement hangs. The Jews had a similar mindset, and considered it a capital crime to say otherwise.

Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die. Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the Lord. (Jeremiah 26:8-9)

Just as we have compared the Adventist church with the story of Eli at Shiloh, so did Jeremiah compare the Jews, and they were going to kill him for it. In their mind, the temple was to endure forever. Jesus said something else, however. He tied eternal existence to obedience:

Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. (John 8:51)

Neither the Jews nor the Adventists “kept His sayings” in whatever form they had them. They did not heed the counsels He gave them. Quite the contrary! They moved as quickly as they could to conform to the other nations or churches of the world.

The Adventist Church denies the special doctrinal treasures that God once gave them. As a result, they long ago died a spiritual death that will soon be followed by physical death at the sound of the sixth trumpet. The end of the Seventh-day Adventist Church therefore also disqualifies it from fulfilling the role of Elijah, because a worm-eaten church cannot live to see Jesus come “without tasting death.”

To put it in terms from the past, you can see that the Jews, after rejecting Jesus, also faced the consequences about forty years later. The recompense for their error finally came upon them in the destruction of Jerusalem, when physical death finally came to them collectively as a reflection of their spiritual condition—and it was a horrible death. However, “Not one Christian perished in the destruction of Jerusalem.”[16] God provided a way of escape for His people.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, which considers itself to be “spiritual Israel,” will suffer a similar fate because they have walked in the same footsteps. In the next article of this series—a video sermon—you will literally “see” a very special message in which God Himself speaks from heaven to show when the year of recompenses for the church (and the world) will begin, at the sixth trumpet. If it isn’t clear enough from other factors that the Adventist church is not Elijah, there will be no mistake at that time.

At this point, we have already answered the question of who Elijah is, we have studied several aspects of his role in bringing a message that should turn hearts around in repentance, like Samuel’s message was intended to do, and how that message includes a warning of the end of mercy (the day of wrath) as well as the time of Jesus’ coming. We’ve recognized how he must be a prophet, and we’ve looked at what his main prophecies consist of: the multifaceted trumpet warnings, which are God’s last warning to the whole world. We’ve understood what makes Brother John different from other Elijah candidates: his self-sacrificial example and leadership in following the way of the cross of Jesus Christ, even as far as being willing to sacrifice one’s own eternal life if necessary, for the sake of someone(s) he has never met.

Finally, we’ve at least begun to answer the question of how one can be sure that this Elijah movement will see Jesus come, unlike the others before. The sacrifice of Philadelphia made the difference. Precisely after that, the trumpets began their loud alarms. The prophecies of the preparatory trumpets are now being completed in such loud and clear tones that people cannot miss them. Fire on Mt. Carmel filled the news, with the remark that “God has something to do with this.” Directly relevant verses of the Bible on charred paper were seen in the media about the US fires. Missiles from North Korea are setting the world on edge and provoking Trump—the trumpet president—to be more of the tough guy than he already is, further compromising the stability of relations among the nations of the world.

Meanwhile, Revelation 13 is being fulfilled, with Trump—the lamblike “Christian” president of the lamblike “Protestant” nation—breaking down the wall of separation between church and state, thus speaking like the dragon by forming an image to the papal hierarchy. In the next part of this series, you will literally “see” a message from God about the dragon—the red dragon of Revelation 12. Many are already talking about the Great Sign of Revelation 12:1-2, but that’s just the beginning!

What the signs all mean is that the sacrifice was accepted, and that the end has come because even such a demonstration of sacrifice could not invoke widespread repentance in the cold and hard hearts of today.

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. (Matthew 24:12)

The final events of this world’s history have been set in motion. Are you ready for the end of all things? More importantly, are you helping to share the messages of the Fourth Angel for the benefit of individuals who still have open hearts, so they can hear the sounds of the trumpets clearly, and get ready too?

With all of the evidences, all of the prophetic “coincidences” of verses fulfilling on the exact dates according to the clocks of God, it is no longer a question that the end is near. It is just a question of whether you will align yourself with God before the censer of fire is thrown down to the earth, and there is no turning back.

Don’t be like the Adventist Church, that has joined itself to Esau and has despised its heritage and sold its birthright for nothing. Isaiah prophesied of their end:

And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea [Edom, the descendants of Esau], and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah [a place in Edom], and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea [Edom]. And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. (Isaiah 34:4-8)

The verses above describe the divine punishment on the former people of God, and associate it with the day of the Lord and the year of recompenses. It is speaking of the year of recompenses beginning with the sixth trumpet, as described earlier.

The modern Elijah, heralding the great and dreadful day of the Lord, and turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and vice versa indeed came to them again one last time, but they were more interested in tallying dollars than listening to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit coming from a non-theologian. The influential people of the church don’t want to be associated with the faith of their fathers, yet they speak like the Pharisees:

And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. (Matthew 23:30)

While the leading pastors and administrators up to President Ted Wilson himself spoke out of one side of their mouth about following the message of righteousness by faith that began in 1888, they repeated the very same sins in rejecting the messenger who was sent by God in their generation. Those men—who feigned the latter rain in blasphemy against the Holy Spirit—are the “re-incarnation” of the Jewish leaders from whom Jesus departed until the time when their unwilling lips will be obliged to confess His supremacy at His return:

For I say unto you, [said Jesus,] Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. (Matthew 23:39)

Meanwhile, the true latter rain was being poured out “on hearts all around” but they did not discern or receive it.[17] There was a day when the modern Elijah was just a new convert to Adventism; they neither discerned nor received him. There was a day when his studies of the Bible were still missing key information, like when William Miller began; they did not discern that he was on to something. There was a day when God’s calling upon his life seemed to be not wholly different than that of any other man. That day is over now, and now anyone who wants to know the truth about the end of the world can find it—and one had better do so before the trumpet warnings begin to give way to the year of recompenses, and God begins to pour out His wrath in the seven last plagues!

Is your heart burning to see the great and reverential day of the Lord come? Do you yearn for wickedness to be defeated and righteousness to prevail, once and for all?

Brother John got to know God’s schedule for the seven trumpets of the book of Revelation in part by learning about His clock and His calendar. In fact, having the clock of God itself is one of the signature characteristics of Elijah, because it is symbolized by how he constructed the altar of God upon which the fire from heaven fell:

Altar of Elijah

And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water. (1 Kings 18:31-35)

Just as Elijah dug a trench around the altar, Brother John drew a clock circle around the throne of God in Orion. Just as Elijah commanded four barrels of water to be poured onto the altar in a quantity that flowed down into the trench, Brother John drew pointer lines from the four hand and foot stars of Orion out to the clock circle, which symbolize the messages of Orion flowing as the water of life from the throne outward. But that’s not all.

And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. (1 Kings 18:43)

Even the numbers in the entire altar experience on Mt. Carmel signify the formula that God revealed to Brother John for the duration of one cycle of the judgment clock:

(12 stones + 12 barrels of water in total) × 7 searches for a sign of rain = 168

God revealed to Brother John the meaning of the oath in Daniel 12:7, which employs those same numbers in their biblically-defined meaning, to arrive at the duration of the clock cycle pertaining to the judgment of the dead.

The Oath of the Man above the river

Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. (Daniel 12:5-7)

The above verses are a vision of Jesus swearing to two men who represent the covenant in different times, each on his own side of the flowing river of time that separates them. The number of the covenant is 12, and the number of Jesus is 7.

(12 for one man + 12 for the other man) × 7 for the swearing of Jesus = 168 years

The duration of the judgment of the living—which is the total duration of the seven trumpets of revelation when you add the 624 days of the preparatory trumpets (I) and the 636 days of the performance trumpets (II)—was given verbally as 3 ½ years at the same time.

The derivation and significance of those formulae is explained in more detail in Fire at Mt. Carmel and in the Orion presentation, respectively, but it is important to recognize that nobody else has ever before repeated the work of Elijah in such a precise way according to the symbolism, as well as according to the prophecy.

The emblems of the Lord's Supper Do you want to know the Lord’s will? Do you want His guidance in your life? Would you like to understand what He has marked on His calendar, and be able to read what time of day it is on His clock?

Preparing a Table

On Wednesday night, May 10, 2017, we held what the Lord had indicated to us would be our last Lord’s Supper in times of peace in this world. We held it in the second Hebrew month according to the biblical provision, which allowed certain crisis situations to be resolved. One had to do with understanding who Elijah is, which we hope this article has made plain—at least for those who receive the One who he points to: Jesus Christ in the heavens. The other crisis had to do with the greatest heavenly sign the world has ever seen, the subject of the next part, the Sign of Elijah.

In this ministry, we have always partaken of the unleavened bread and unfermented grape juice with solemn regard for the fact that it stands not only for Christ’s redemptive sacrifice on this earth and His sanctifying intercessory work in the heavens above, but also for the bread of His Word in the form of the Orion clock and the blood containing His restorative DNA in the form of the Gene of Life—the two foundational messages that God gave through Brother John, as well as the rest of the entire message of the Fourth Angel, which was given to turn the hearts of the Father’s estranged children back to Him.

This time, however, the Father in His mercy revealed further great truths to His people just two days before the Lord’s Supper. Again, He used His messenger, Brother John, to deliver it. Even the brethren in Paraguay were not privy to this revelation of the glory of His Majesty who sits on the throne of the heavens, until the Wednesday night sermon.

With our very limited technical tools and God's grace, we recorded the sermon, which was delivered after our Lord's Supper, directly in the temple in Paraguay. Weeks earlier, the Lord had given Brother John instructions for this “last Lord’s Supper in times of peace,” as He put it. We had to use our last savings to buy a special table for the temple that has space for the “12 apostles.” The Lord showed him in a dream the process of finding that table. First, they would look for a cheap black table with chairs, the form of which was shown him. But later, they would decide on a table made of massive wood, like the ones that are used in the quinchos of the farms of Paraguay. This is a more rural setting.

After the dream, they saw the black table in an announcement in the local press and visited the place, but the table was so worn out and of cheap and unstable material that they would not have honored God by purchasing it. So they had to choose to buy a new but more expensive table and chairs. After the first part of the dream God had shown Brother John a rustic table, so he and Brother Gerhard went to the places where the heavy wood tables are sold.

There are many sellers who display their products on the side of the road along the highway to the area, but only one of them had such a table with chairs, and only one of its kind. All the others came with benches, which did not fit his dream. So they bought the table. It turned out that it came with 14 chairs, not just 12. That made it clear that we received the answer to the long-asked question of whether Brother John were part of the twelve or not. Of course Jesus would take His place at the head of the table at one end, Brother John at the other, and six apostles on each long side of the table.

The Table God even showed him the place where the table was to be put, directly under the two chandeliers. The common plastic chairs had to be placed around the table against the walls of the temple, symbolizing the places for the other forum members. God wanted the group to know that they were connected, in this Last Lord's Supper in peace on the earth. Each and every forum member has at least a symbolic place in the temple.

So, they bought the table and the chairs in faith about two weeks before the Lord’s Supper, without knowing that the Lord would reveal new light for the supper. Brother John worked day and night to prepare this Bright Light of the Latter Rain Message, so it could be presented in the evening after the Lord’s Supper in a way that it would reach the hearts of the rest of the 144,000. The amount of light was immense, and pretty difficult to present in an ordered way. Brother John had no idea how many hours it would take to deliver just the most important parts to you.

Those who studied the Orion message were prepared for this message. They had to come through the two crises mentioned earlier, first by getting rid of their prejudices against the messenger who was transmitting the voice of God with the power of the prophet Elijah. Then, the second crisis had to be met, which was the refusal of the Great Sign and the accusation that biblical astronomy was heathen astrology.

The message that Brother John had the honor of delivering after the last Lord’s Supper in peace will be presented in the next article, and it will again answer both: who the true Elijah movement is, and what the signs in heaven are, that are leading the way home to the heavenly places.

Are you hungering and thirsting for a closer communion with the Lord? What better time could there be for you to partake of the manna from heaven, than now? And don’t forget, time is limited.

The Last Supper in Times of Peace

Yes, time is limited. We became aware of that immediately. Right after the Lord’s Supper on Wednesday night, it came out on Thursday that the United States is taking measures against Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay to curb terrorism, money laundering, and other international crimes. President Horacio Cartes of Paraguay was personally implicated because of his black-market cigarette business.[18] From the news brief, we could already see that it spells trouble for us here in Paraguay, even though we have nothing to do with such crimes.

Remember the preparations that were made in the fourth trumpet late in 2014? Remember how after the Paris massacre, Pope Francis redefined the problem of terrorism as one of fundamentalism?

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Monday [January 12, 2015] denounced the religious fundamentalism that inspired the Paris massacres and ongoing Mideast conflicts, saying the attackers were enslaved by “deviant forms of religion” that used God as a mere ideological pretext to perpetuate mass killings. . . . “Religious fundamentalism, even before it eliminates human beings by perpetrating horrendous killings, eliminates God himself, turning him into a mere ideological pretext,” he said.[19]

At about the same time, Obama announced his White House summit to counter violent extremism. Along with the announcement, it was emphasized that efforts would rely heavily on “well-informed” communities and integrate “a range of social service providers, including education administrators, mental health professionals, and religious leaders, with law enforcement agencies.” What that means is that fundamentalist religious groups—in other words, anyone who believes in the Bible as the foundation of their faith, as we do—are at risk of being categorized by larger church organizations as violent extremists even without perpetrating any crimes, as the pope said.

This sets the stage for a repeat of what happened in the time of John the Baptist. The players are all on the world stage today: King Herod represents the strong arm of State power, while his brother’s wife represents the Church. John the Baptist had warned that it was not right for King Herod to make alliance with her, just as good people everywhere have been warning that it is not right to break down the wall that separates Church and State. What President Trump did by voiding the Johnson Amendment is repeating the alliance of Herod and Herodias.

After pleasing King Herod and winning a favor from him, the daughter of Herodias asked for the head of John the Baptist—the Elijah of that generation. Herodias, the vile mother, represents the mother church of Rome. I think you can see where this is leading, and the danger this puts the Elijah movement of today in. The stage is set for Rome to execute its vengeance against all who dare oppose her. The same laws that are being pressed against Cartes and other criminals in the Tri-Border area of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil could be wielded against anyone denounced as “extremists,” which according to the Pope’s definition, includes the remnant of the remnant whose only “crime” is to be faithful to God.

The original executive order that set these things in motion was signed on February 9, with a deadline of 120 days for compliance. It was a general executive order, but it was motivated by real-life situations in this part of the world. If these countries are not in compliance by the end of the 120 days (June 9), then these countries will be declared as supporters of terrorism. In essence, what the US considers a crime must now also be considered a crime in other countries, which means the second beast of Revelation 13 (the US) is now exercising his power to dominate like the first beast, as the image of the first beast.

Later, the Paraguayan news station followed up with a more detailed report,[20] which explained exactly what the US is doing, and now it can be seen that it could become far worse for us than we could have ever expected.

The executive order of February 9 mandates strengthening law enforcement agencies to dismantle criminal organizations that undermine US security, both "inside and outside" national borders. That means law enforcement agencies now have power to deal with international crimes that involve US interests.

The 120-day deadline is for a list to be provided of individuals and organizations involved in illegal international activities. Along with that list, a dossier is being provided on illegal cigarette trafficking. The news article says that an estimated 10% of global black market cigarettes are provided by Paraguay, and that the largest producer is Cartes’ company. Thus, Cartes is in the spotlight, but we could become at risk no matter how things go. If Paraguay conforms to the US and closes Cartes' company, for example, and tightens laws, we could be made to suffer wrongly under those tighter laws. If Cartes fights the US, then the US will put sanctions in place against Paraguay and that would affect us too.

The US Treasury Department provides a list of individuals and companies that are reasonably suspected to be involved in illicit activities, including trafficking and money laundering, and the funding of terrorism. Any money that flows through US systems—whether US bank accounts, through US-based credit card systems, the US banking network, US financial companies like Western Union, Moneygram, etc.—is subject to confiscation, based on the precedent of a previous Supreme Court case called “Pasquantino, Hilts vs. United States” (of 2005). According to the ruling on that case, if the money goes through US financial systems, the US can prosecute those involved even if the crime (or supposed crime) was committed outside the United States.

The Treasury Department has already designated 15 people and companies as being linked with terrorism in the Tri-Border area of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. Photographs of some of them are even in the news article. It says that supposedly, they would have to struggle to move and do business, but some of them remain openly active, enjoy freedom of action in the area, travel, and enter and leave Brazil and Paraguay without trouble, but that could also change, the article says.

The other two countries involved in the Tri-Border area, Argentina and Brazil, are the only countries close enough that we can drive to them by car. If travel is restricted, and if we end up on their list as designated terrorists, we would not even be able to drive across the border without trouble. Normally we do not anyway, but it goes to show how the "claw" of the Argentinian pope is clamping down on us. Pictures and explanation of the pincer claw of Argentina, figurative of Pope Francis’ siege against the voice of God from Paraguay, are explained in detail in The Mystery of Ezekiel.

The present news article says that the "freedom" that the named terrorists have in Paraguay and Brazil will not be tolerated much longer. Everything is being set, and all it will take is for our names to get on the blacklist. If the blacklist comes out with our name on it, or if we get added to it later, then our LLC, our bank account, our personal PayPal accounts, our international bank accounts that use SWIFT transfers—all could be shut down in a moment.

So what does all this mean? The High Sabbath Adventist group in Paraguay could be facing terrible trouble. Our financial lines, for you to support us, will probably be cut off soon, and we will be in our own time of “no buying and selling.” Those who share the faith of the High Sabbath Adventists could all be implicated as well, through their support of and/or association with the movement. Our website servers could be shut down, and the Fourth Angel’s message could disappear. The local government and people here in Paraguay could be set against us, and we could suffer untold brutalities at the hands of the citizens and authorities. The dangers for us are manifold.

You see what kind of pressure is on Elijah. It has been repeatedly shown in this article that the antitypical Elijah must ascend to heaven alive, but it will surely not be a smooth ride for us, given the power of our persecutors.

President Trump is really starting to show his true colors now. He is speaking like a dragon! As the head of the second beast of Revelation 13, he fits the description very well. He is supposedly a Christian,[21] and was elected by Christians to lead the "lamblike" beast, but he is clearly speaking like the dragon through his executive orders.

The present news is couched in a way that is hard to argue against. Who would defend Cartes' illegal cigarette business? Who would defend actual terrorists operating in these countries? But all it will take is someone to point the finger at High Sabbath Adventists and say: "They are terrorists, too."

Now you can see why this Lord's Supper was so important, and those can be glad for it who were counted by the empty chairs as being with us in spirit even though they are each in their own locations.

The new executive order that triggered this news was signed on Wednesday, the day we held our Lord's Supper, and the news arrived as the top headline in the early morning hours of Thursday. Brother John finished preaching at about 11:30 p.m., and the news e-mail arrived in his inbox at 1:57 a.m., just two and a half hours later! The briefing itself was dated Thursday, so it was hot off the press. (An update came later, in the afternoon at 4:35 p.m.)

Do you see now why the Lord told Brother John that this would be our last Lord's Supper in peace? Little did the group know that Trump would wage war against them beginning on the very same day! We can also see how much more the twenty-third psalm means, in regards to the table that the Lord provided three-fourths of the way through Trump's 120-day preparation for war against criminals in the Tri-Border area.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. (Psalm 23)

The Holy Spirit poured out such abundant light as never before since the foundation of the world, and the devil is trying hard to obscure that light. Jesus never promised that we wouldn’t have to endure suffering and persecution, but He calls us to sacrifice for Him and for our fellow brethren.

Now it’s your turn to carry the weight of this cross. Use your means to lighten the earth with this message of the Fourth Angel, to save whomever you can, and to welcome the Lord with the faith that He needs to find.

The Last Elijah’s Prophetic Dream

Brother John received a very special divine dream on October 22, 2011. The symbolism in some parts of the dream was immediately clear, but in that phase of Miller-like study of God’s word, the entire prophetic meaning of the dream could not yet be known. Now things are different; the work of Brother John has unfolded through the waves of the second time proclamation exactly according to the dream, yet in a way that could never have been foreseen except through divine revelation.

In my dream, I see myself in a city that seems to be in a different time. I’m in a brisk, lively center of a small town, reminiscent of a time shortly before the arrival of electricity. I look down at myself and realize that I’m wearing strange clothes. They are all an antique brown color and the pants only go down to just below the knee, where they are bound together by a buckle. I wear black, finely polished leather shoes, like you cannot buy them anymore today. The leather is very thick and the shoes are of a homemade, craftwork quality. I have thick, wool socks on that scratch me a little. My upper garment resembles a tail coat and goes down under my buttocks. I realize that this is the normal clothing of many people around me, and I do not excite any attention in the crowd. I see gas lanterns everywhere on the square, and I am absolutely clear that I am in a short period before the introduction of electric lighting. The people around me all speak English and I notice that my mother tongue is English. (Everything that was said in my dream was in antiquated English, as it is no longer spoken, but I understood it.)

1888 General Conference Session in Minneapolis The dream is set in 1888 Minneapolis, as evidenced by the many specific details explained in great detail in the initial interpretation. The setting is extremely important in consideration of the failures of the church at that time, detailed in the previous article, when the Fourth Angel’s message had its beginning, but was unfortunately quenched. In that setting, the Lord Himself offers Brother John the bread of life, prepared by His own hand:

Then I feel a little hungry. I decide to visit one of the many food booths that are here in the town center. The booths are all built of rather coarse wood and are very primitive. Then my eye catches one that carries a large wooden sign over the booth. The inscription reads, “Hamburger.” I realize now that this does not belong to the era in which I see myself translated to, but I am getting closer to the snack stand. Behind a wooden display table, which reaches up to the seller’s and my belly height, I see a man of strange appearance. He is different than the people around me, who are of Caucasian origin like me, almost without exception. At first sight, he makes no trustworthy impression. But this impression changes later when he serves me. He has a very dark skin color, almost black, yet he has no traits of a black man, but reminds me more of an Arab. His hair is curly and raven-black, and falls in waves down to just below his shoulder level. I remember his face only vaguely.

Ever since the Fall, and probably before, food has been the symbol for spiritual sustenance. The first sin on this earth involved lack of discernment concerning food, which was directly associated with lack of discernment in spiritual things and a loss of faith in the Word of God. The church fell in 1888 because it did not discern the truth coming from the lips of messengers who made “no trustworthy impression.” The leaders who so freely criticized and mocked Jones and Waggoner did not realize that they were doing despite to the Lord Himself, through His Representative, the Holy Spirit.

Good taste symbolizes the ability to discern sin:

Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things? (Job 6:30)

The faculty of taste symbolizes the ability to test the quality of the words that come to your ears.

Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat? For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat. (Job 12:11, 34:3)

The Bread of Life in Heaven This dream is not about dietary choices, but about spiritual food. It is not recommending hamburgers for physical consumption,[22] but is using certain symbols for specific reasons. The message of the Fourth Angel is not milk—it is meat, and it is symbolized by the anachronistic hamburger that is provided by the vendor in the dream. The Orion Clock is the bread of life from heaven for this last generation. It is a message that involves discerning sin as “the ear trieth words,” and calling sin by its right name.

The Arab man who prepares the food symbolizes Jesus—whom we often call by the Arabic name “Alnitak,” meaning “the wounded One,” which is the name of the star at His position relative to the throne, at the center of the clock of God.

He takes my order of a hamburger and then starts with the preparation, which goes completely differently than I expected. First, he takes a huge, round hamburger bun, which has a diameter of at least 12 inches, and he divides it into two halves without using a knife. The “cuts” look absolutely clean as if cut with a knife. I cannot explain how he did this “trick.” When he puts the two halves down on the big counter made of light colored wood, their respective outer side is down, and I see that the two halves have different shapes. The upper half of the hamburger bread is thinner and its cross section resembles a crescent moon (it is concave), while the bottom half is deeper and resembles a bowl.

The clock in the heavens is indeed giant, and is even called “The Giant” in the night sky, but it is also a giant source of spiritual food—so much so that a person isn’t quite sure if he can eat all of it.

The hamburger vendor (Jesus) miraculously divided this giant hamburger bun into two cleanly cut pieces, top and bottom, which are then opened like a book.[23] This represents how the three-and-a-half-year judgment of the living, which might have been fulfilled as one complete clock cycle of seven trumpets, was instead divided into two approximately equal halves of 624 days and 636 days, totaling 1260 days, or three and a half years, as detailed in The Shadows of the Sacrifices – Part III. God foretold the division of the judgment of the living into two phases, and it came to pass exactly as described, yet in a way that no human mind could have foreseen.

When opened, the top half of the bun is turned over and set beside the bottom half for preparation; the two sides are a mirror image of each other. Likewise, the first half of the judgment of the living was moved and reversed, becoming Trumpet Cycle II, when the trumpets would “perform,” while the second half of the judgment of the living remained in place as Trumpet Cycle I, for preparation. Thus God foretold the time reversal of the second trumpet cycle, and in the next article you will see how He confirmed it with a sign in the heavens. The judgment of the living timeframes are also summarized in the charts of the Holy Mountain of Time presentation, and explained in great detail in the Seven Lean Years article.

Once the giant bun was split and opened, Brother John saw how Jesus arranged the ingredients that make up the hamburger:

After that, the man places two large bowls on the table, both of which correspond roughly to the size of the bowl-shaped base of the hamburger bread. In one bowl, I see a red sauce that makes me a little scared. The bowl is filled to the brim with this sauce and almost threatens to overflow. Somehow I know that this is no ordinary tomato sauce, but blood. But I do not stop the man—I know that I must accept this hamburger. In the other bowl, there are two large tomatoes, many lettuce leaves, and some green stuff, which I cannot remember in detail. But I know they are all vegetarian ingredients.

Spiritual meat Assembly

With lightning-fast speed, the man masterfully divides the two tomatoes into four tomato halves, again using only his hands and without a knife, and drapes them in the bottom half of the hamburger bread so that some space is spared in the midst. Then, like a whirlwind, the man takes the lettuce leaves one-by-one from the bowl and places them one after the other around the tomato halves into the lower part of the Hamburger bread, so that a circle of 24 lettuce leaves is formed. The only opening that is left is in the middle of the tomato halves. It all looks very decorative.

Then I notice that the man has a meat grill under the sales counter. It is a hot plate, on which I can see only one large steak of first grade beef. Skillfully, he flips it and it’s ready. He puts the piece of meat in the middle of the upper half of the hamburger bread, and now I realize what the space between the tomato halves was intended for. When combining the top half of the hamburger bread with the bottom half, the piece of meat would fit exactly between the four tomato halves.

That is a picture of how he saw the clock components arranged in the open book of seven seals in the heavens. The 24 lettuce leaves arranged in a circle represent the 24 elders, which mark the hours on Seeing the Clock of God in Orion the clock. The four tomato halves symbolize the four living creatures around the throne, which are symbolized by the four outer stars of the Orion constellation. The meat represents the divine sacrifice,[24] which involves the whole Divine Council.

Notice that the vegetarian ingredients are on one side, and the meat is on the other. Notice that they are arranged in a complementary fashion, so that the meat on the one side will fit perfectly in the space provided on the other side. That represents the complementary nature of the two trumpet cycles, as can be seen in the first and second trumpets. Where parts of the Bible texts were left open in Trumpet Cycle I, they are fulfilled in Trumpet Cycle II. Thus God foretold the complementary nature of the two trumpet cycles that make up the judgment of the living.

The presence of meat means that an animal had to die; it symbolizes sacrifice. The high quality of the meat further identifies it as a symbol for Jesus’ perfect sacrifice. However, the vendor in the dream states that the copious blood sauce is necessary for this hamburger to hold together, and that all of it is needed:

The man tells me that only the red sauce can hold both bread halves together, and that we need the whole bowl of sauce to do it. I watch as the man fills the bottom half of the hamburger bread with the sauce and the whole bowl fits in. I no longer can see the lettuce leaves and tomato halves and the man assembles the giant hamburger fitting the upper half with the piece of meat into the space of the lower part. He hands the hamburger to me and I wonder what it costs. The man says, “If you like it, it costs nothing.”

The only way that the sacrifice of Jesus can “stick” is with a complementary sacrifice on the part of the redeemed. This is a reference to the complete message of righteousness by faith, which includes both faith in Jesus’ sacrifice and obedience on man’s part.[25] It is about the sacrifice of Philadelphia that we talked about before. It includes a willingness to die as a martyr for Jesus, hence the blood sauce.

From the perspective of the customer on the other side of the counter from the vendor, the two halves of the hamburger are in the opposite order. Jesus’ sacrifice came first as the first part of the message of righteousness by faith, and the rest of humanity is coming later with its blood of martyrdom in Christ-like sacrifice as the counterpart of obedience in the same message of righteousness by faith. The blood is poured into this second part, representing the martyrs of the fifth seal whose number still needs to be fulfilled (since all of the blood was needed to hold the hamburger together).

And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Revelation 6:11)

The blood of the new generation of martyrs is poured out now in the second trumpet cycle, as these two complementary trumpet cycles are coming together. We’ve already talked about the risks that face faithful followers of the Word of God in this day and age, so count the cost. If you will be faithful, prepare your mind and make your decision today to follow God, whatever the cost.

The Authority of God’s Word

The complementary trumpet cycles, which run in different directions, are also symbolized by the two pistols that Brother John lays down at the end of the auditorium scene. The rows in the auditorium symbolize the High Sabbath List (HSL), also known as the Gene of Life and the Vessel of Time, which serves as a second witness to the Orion clock. Together, the Orion clock and the HSL symbolize the body and blood of Jesus. Those are sacred symbols we are dealing with.

[S]uddenly we hear a siren, and everyone must enter the “auditorium”. An important event begins.

I say “auditorium” because, as I enter the hall of the Adventist church, I do not see myself in a normal church with wooden benches on a flat floor, but I am standing behind the back row of pews, which are arranged so that every next pew row is on a higher level than the one in front, like a lecture hall at a major university or a large conference hall of a convention center. I see all the pews filled, but no faces, since I stand behind everyone and am at the highest point of the room. Now I realize that my friend is standing to my left, and to his left is the director of this big congregation. The pews are curved and there are two banks of benches, which are separated in the middle by a staircase aisle that leads down to the podium. I know that the pews at the left are filled with Adventists, but when I look there, I see only darkness and cannot distinguish the bodies of the people. By contrast, I see the contours of the Adventists in the right bank pretty clearly.

On the podium, a woman begins to speak. She gives a very important sermon that I do not understand in detail. But I know that she is talking about what I’ve found, that the big topic is “righteousness by faith,” and that this is the beginning of the light of the fourth angel. I am delighted as I see that many Adventists in the right pews begin to shine. Suddenly, an Adventist in very black clothing wants to get up in the second row and I know it’s a “gainsayer” (opponent, interferer). (This word came to my mind so often in the dream that I want to emphasize it, leaving it even in the translations in its original form.) Then something happens which frightens me deeply. Suddenly, three Adventists in the church pew behind him pull out a pistol. I see that it is an antique pistol with only one shot. They hold the gun to the head of the gainsayer and shoot. When they pull the trigger, I do not hear a bang and see no fire or smoke. The head of the gainsayer, which I can only see from behind, falls to the right, and he is “dead.” I see no blood and no wounds. He just does not move anymore. The woman kept talking the whole time unimpressed, and I see how the Adventists in the right pew bank shine more and more.

Then approximately in the middle of the rows, the same thing happens again. A gainsayer wants to get up and interrupt the woman and raise some stupid objections. Behind him, three Adventists aim their ancient guns at him and pull the trigger. No smoke, no bang, no fire, no wounds, but the head of the gainsayer falls on his right shoulder and he is silent.

Then I see a gainsayer directly in front of me. Immediately, the director, my friend, and I hold the same kind of pistol in our hands and shoot. Again, no sound, no wound, but the gainsayer is dead. That was the last one.

Then the woman on the podium makes a call to repentance and new surrender to the Lord Jesus with the new knowledge about our destiny. She asks all who want to surrender to God to come to the podium. All the Adventists from the right pew bank go down—all except the dead gainsayers. When I look to my left to the other pews, I notice that everyone who sat there before had left the hall. Suddenly, all of the Adventists at the podium turn to me, and the woman starts to lead them. They are coming up the stairs towards me with shining faces. I notice that they wish to show their gratitude to someone. But in no way do I want to be worshiped by them, so I want to flee. Doing this, I turn my head slightly to the right and at the wall behind me I see a giant, rough-cut cross, which had apparently been there all the time without me having noticed it.

The Three Pistols

Again, I turn to the crowd led by the woman, which is still getting closer to my friend, the director and I. But now I understand that they do not want to worship me, but fall on their knees before the cross. I wait until they have arrived to me and the woman falls down directly in front of me. At that moment, out of her hand slips a pistol with the same design as the others. Then I kneel down before the woman—not to pay homage to her, but to give respect and worship to Jesus, together with her. I’m so low on my knees, that my hands are touching the ground. Now I see that I have a pistol in each of my hands and I put them in front of the woman’s pistol on the floor. My two pistols are now right in front of the woman’s pistol and together, they form a triangle. My two pistols are placed in a way that the barrel of one points to the handle of the other.

The pistols are turned opposite each other in such a way that they fit together complimentarily, and have their barrels pointed in opposite directions.

The pistols represent authority. The gainsayers in the dream are silenced by the use of pistols, which means that the authority of God’s Word is used as a weapon of truth. There is no violence involved; it is simply a symbol of authority within the spiritual context of the dream. Brother John’s prophetic authority is vested especially through the trumpet cycles, which pertain to the judgment of the living and are the warning periods where people can still be converted before Jesus stops His intercessory work for the wrath of God to be poured out. It was during the first trumpet cycle that Brother John made his Carmel Challenge,[26] and it is during the second trumpet cycle—which started with the token burning of Mt. Carmel in Israel—when his challenge will be answered. The complementary nature of the trumpet cycles and the reversal of the second cycle was prophesied by God through the symbolism of the pistols.

The pistols were laid down at the highest level of the auditorium, in the back. Standing there was a giant cross, representing the summit cross atop Mt. Chiasmus (which corresponds in time to November 22, 2016). That was when time began to “reverse” and take us back to the 1888-1890 era, which was the setting for the whole dream, as explained in the initial interpretation:

In the dream, I was brought back in time to the General Conference of Minneapolis, as if by time travel. The whole dream does not pertain to that time, but the beginning of the light of the Fourth Angel is the central theme around which the entire dream develops. This is not surprising, because Jesus is the basis for the entire Fourth Angel’s message, as we shall see. Again, there is only one foundation, namely, our Lord.

The whole dream is set in that era because it is all about the message of the coming of Jesus, which was supposed to take place in 1890[27] but was turned into a missed opportunity because of the church leadership.[28] That was all covered in the previous article. Now, through the figurative time reversal, we are going back in time to re-write the history of that great 70th jubilee, this time to welcome the Lord! This dream depicted our use of time travel before the understanding was developed in our minds that it would even be possible with God. God prophesied that this movement would time-travel back to the 1888 era, figuratively, in fulfillment of the biblical literary chiasmus. The chiasm itself, “Mt. Chiasmus,” is even illustrated by the triangular arrangement of the three pistols.

One of the three pistols was laid down by the woman, who symbolizes Ellen G. White speaking at the 1888 General Conference session in Minneapolis. She had the spiritual gift of prophecy, and her words carry authority because she received dreams and visions from God to give guidance to the church. It was under her care that the church developed its signature understanding of the third angel’s message of Revelation 14, which is a warning to the world to keep the seventh-day Sabbath in addition to the other nine commandments of God’s holy law, not to receive the plagues. The third angel’s message is considered by Adventists to be the Elijah message.[29]

However, the message of the Fourth Angel of Revelation 18, which was to join the third angel’s message, was not completed under her watch because of the 1888 fiasco, where the leaders despised new light because it was coming from inexperienced members, in what amounted to a rejection of Jesus Christ in the person of the Holy Spirit.

God brings us over the same ground repeatedly until we overcome through Him or seal our freewill choice for death—and that is what happened on a corporate scale with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.[30] A new Elijah had to come back to finish what was left undone, and the church sealed its fate by rejecting him. Again, it was a messenger who was far from the seasoned upper echelons of the church whom God chose, but his work carries no less authority than that of Elijah.

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. {EW 155.1}

John Scotram fulfills that message to a T, meaning to the time. God shows by the three pistols that the message of the Fourth Angel, which He finished through him, carries twice the authority of the third angel’s message. His two pistols point in both directions, like the two-edged sword of God’s word in the Revelation.

Not only is Brother John a prophet who prophesies and his prophecies come true, but the message he preaches is also a time message. Remember how William Miller’s preaching of the end of the prophetic periods, and the definite time of Jesus’ coming, had given power to the message of repentance at that time? Remember how the preaching of time was not needed anymore after Ellen White received the gift of prophecy? Before and after October 22, 1844, the people of God had either a time message or the living Spirit, but not both. Now, Elijah has both roles at the same time: on the one hand, a time message to show the urgency of repentance, and on the other hand, the prophetic office, demonstrated through the immediate fulfillment of God’s last trumpet warnings on the given dates, so that as Christ’s General, he can lead the army of God in victory over sin to inherit their promised home.

Now it becomes clear what the Spirit of Prophecy was really intimating through Ellen White when she confessed that she was just the “lesser light” that was pointing to the “greater light.”[31] God’s word is the greater light, but her writings were not pointing backward to the Bible canon as much as they were pointing forward to God’s word in the heavens.

The arrangement of the pistols shows that the Orion message is now not only the fulfillment of the Elijah prophecy, but also the double portion of the Spirit that was given to Elisha. It encompasses the third angel’s message, and adds to it a double portion from the Fourth Angel. That is why it has double trumpets and double plagues. That is why it covers time future and time past. It is the word of the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. In Brother John’s dream, God prophesied that at the summit cross, this ministry would go over the Jordan as Elijah and come back as Elisha with the double portion of the Spirit.

Brother John received this dream from God on October 22, 2011. God already knew at that time that the failed Seventh-day Adventist Church would go down the road of women’s ordination and LGBT tolerance and finally give up the Sabbath, and that it had to be succeeded by another ministry. It would not be another church, but would be led by a layman—John Scotram—to whom He gave the dream, saying, “Now it’s your turn.” There is no way that anyone could have seen this fulfillment coming—it goes completely differently than expected, to quote from the dream.

Some, without fully grasping the magnitude of his work, questioned whether it isn’t too much for Brother John to be called a prophet, or the end-time Elijah. Let it be remembered how Ellen White answered the question of why she didn’t call herself a prophet:

Why have I not claimed to be a prophet?—Because in these days many who boldly claim that they are prophets are a reproach to the cause of Christ; and because my work includes much more than the word “prophet” signifies. {1SM 32.4}

It wasn’t because she felt it was too high for her, but because it was too limited of a description of her work. The word “prophet” does not convey the full depth of what a messenger of God does. Brother John is also “much more than” a prophet. The way Brother John’s prophetic dream has been fulfilled shows not only that he is a prophet, but that his work carries twice the authority and encompasses double the scope of Ellen White’s! It is the work of turning hearts around, and making faces shine in the light of God’s glory.

He’s not alone, however. Those who join this movement and participate in it are also part of Elijah’s movement that is preparing the way for the King of kings. If you’ve been sitting on the fence, make up your mind today. Heed the loud-but-pleasant voice that says to you too, “Now it’s your turn” to work for the Master by helping to sound the trumpets louder and louder in all your social networks so the message of warning about the coming of the great day of the Lord will go out to the world in time, according to God’s clock, for people to repent before it’s forever too late. Watch every part of the video series of the next article and proclaim to the world the very important message shared by the last Elijah about the great and impressive heavenly signs that show us indeed that the trumpets are sounding loudly—once and for all—warning everyone everywhere of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

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2.
The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Volume 2 (467). Review and Herald Publishing Association. 
3.
Revelation 21:15 – And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

Ezekiel 40:5 – And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.  

4.
This amazing and detailed geographical prophecy is explored in even greater detail in The Voice of God and The Mystery of Ezekiel
5.
See Orion presentation slides 62-74. 
6.
See Orion presentation slides 21-54 
10.
11.
This was the first of several parts of the second time proclamation, with pauses between; explained in detail in The Seven Lean Years
12.
Ellen White — It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each day in contemplation of the life of Christ. We should take it point by point, and let the imagination grasp each scene, especially the closing ones. As we thus dwell upon His great sacrifice for us, our confidence in Him will be more constant, our love will be quickened, and we shall be more deeply imbued with His spirit. {DA 83.4
13.
This concept of one hour derives from the Hour of Truth
14.
Revelation 14:12 – Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 
15.
Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 
16.
See {GC 30.2
17.
Ellen White, see LDE 195.4 
21.
Evaluate his “Christianity” for yourself as you read CNN’s The guilt-free gospel of Donald Trump 
22.
We uphold the Adventist health message, the beginning of which is even marked on the clock of God. It includes abstinence from meat, among other things. 
23.
Daniel 7:10 – [T]he judgment was set, and the books were opened.  
24.
John 6:51 – I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.  
25.
James 2:17-18 – Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 
26.
The challenge was first published in Fire at Mount Carmel in April of 2015. 
27.
Per Ellen White and our studies; see Haskell’s quote in A Word of Advice
29.
See The Elijah Prophecy from the Ellen G. White Estate. 
31.
The Lord has sent his people much instruction, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, and there a little. Little heed is given to the Bible, and the Lord has given a lesser light to lead men and women to the greater light. O, how much good would be accomplished if the books containing this light were read with a determination to carry out the principles they contain! There would be a thousandfold greater vigilance, a thousandfold more self-denial and resolute effort. And many more would now be rejoicing in the light of present truth. {RH January 20, 1903, Art. B, par. 9
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