The Heirs

 

Preamble

Let us begin with fair warning: some things cannot be sugarcoated, and the subject matter of the first section of this testament is one of them. The programming of the world conditions people to turn away from anything that brings pain, whether it is physical, emotional, spiritual, or even existential pain, but human suffering should bring us nearer to God. The pain of conscience, for example, leads a person to repentance, but those who make a habit of running from anything that feels like “negative energy” end up running away from the only thing that can save them.

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (1 Peter 1:13)

This testament is for those among the living who want to know the truth whatever the cost, and for those among the dead who lived according the present truth they had. If you do not fit into one of those categories, then this testament is not for you, and you should not encumber your happiness by reading any further.

This is our last major writing work. It is our last will and testament. The first section, Section 1, defines the parties involved. It states who we are: the testators. It indicates how we will sign this last will and testament at the end. It specifies who the beneficiaries are, who the only rightful heirs of this legacy are, and it even excludes a specific group who is not entitled to it. This is of special interest, because a person will want to know if he/she qualifies or not. This section will reveal who the 144,000 of Revelation really are.

Section 2 explains the testament itself—the everlasting covenant that God made with mankind—and demonstrates that we are indeed the holders of the covenant and that we have the testamentary capacity (legal ability) to make this last will and testament. No other party can convey what we have for the heirs.

Section 3 describes the legacy that is transferred to the heirs. It includes the vast treasure store of spiritual gemstones, precious materials, pearls, and all kinds of jewels, and—what we know will be especially comforting to the heirs—the clock of their Original Father, the one-of-a-kind Grandfather’s Clock of all clocks, whose soothing tick-tock and pleasant chimes will take them back to the home where they belong. It has a personalized engraving just for them. These divine gifts are given for their comfort and spiritual maintenance as the heirs, like how the gold, frankincense, and myrrh were used to provide for Jesus and His family while they were in Egypt.

The fourth and last section, Section 4, builds upon the Elijah Signs to show how the divine Notary witnesses the signatures of the testators, and seals the testament with the Notary’s official seal. It identifies who the Notary is, and how His seal includes security features that are impossible to counterfeit. Despite uncertainty on every side, those who hold this last will and testament can rest assured that it has been certified for acceptance in the highest court of the universe and provides what is needed to obtain not only the provisions for the rest of the heirs’ journey on earth, but also their heavenly inheritance.

Section 1: The Heirs

There comes a spiritual crisis point in life when a person finds himself (or herself) alone, hurting, and vulnerable, and what he needs is the balm of something familiar, comforting, and trustworthy, in a world that has forsaken God’s laws and has suddenly become strange, cold, and threatening. Perhaps one feels himself slowly coming to consciousness, as if waking up from a coma or the very sleep of death, wondering who he is, where he is, how much time has lapsed, and what happened while he was unconscious. Everything has changed around him, and he no longer has the comfort and protection of those who once cared deeply for him—more than he realized—and he just wishes he could have it all back.

Such a person has experienced a Life Event. He needs counsel. He needs help, but he knows this is bigger and more personal than anything anyone else can ever understand. He cries out to God, because he knows there is only ONE who can help him—the Great Comforter, the Mighty Counsellor Himself. BUT WHERE IS HE? Where is He to be found in a world where the Holy Spirit has been grieved away and has withdrawn?

So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 4:1-3)

We understand the reasons why a person might face that experience. That is why we planned ahead for the needs of such ones by writing this testament. But it is not only of us; better said, God planned ahead for them, and spoke to and instructed us in regards to their care, so that as wise caretakers, we could lay up the special counsel that He has given just for those ones in their time of acute need. We have been the recipients of the Holy Spirit, bearing the latter rain message to the world, and His comfort and counsel is what we now pass on. It is the bequest of the Holy Spirit and us to those who come after, for their time of need.

It is often the case that heirs do not fully appreciate the ones who leave them an inheritance, just as the carnal man does not immediately appreciate God’s love. They view Him in a negative light, not realizing that His remonstrance has been for their own good. Only in the light of the cross, when the sinner realizes the full cost of going his own way, and sees too late that God was pleading knowing that He—the heart of infinite love—would take that cost upon Himself for their sake. In making the ultimate sacrifice on the cross, Jesus left an inheritance to His spiritual heirs that should awaken the deepest devotion to righteousness and the greatest abhorrence toward sin. Then it is that love awakens in the heart of the penitent, but the high price has already been paid.

For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. (Hebrews 9:16-18)

The cost is felt. No longer does the personal presence of the Benefactor grace the human family. Nevertheless, tragedy is turned to victory by the power of God, and our risen Lord counts those broken-hearted as His, and gives the gift of the Holy Spirit into the hands of forgiven sinners as the assurance of their eternal possession.

Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:14)

As heirs to the gift of God through Jesus Christ, we have worked diligently and striven against all odds to lay hold of His faith, as it is written:

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude 1:3)

As we also approach the end of our work on earth, it is appropriate for us to dedicate the fruit of our labor to the heirs that remain after us, as Christ did with the incorruptible inheritance. Like the comfort of holding a loved one’s familiar earthly possessions, and the economic security of receiving an inheritance in a time of crisis—though nothing could make up for the loss of the beloved who has departed—these pages are here to meet your needs and provide for your spiritual maintenance in time of trouble. They represent the earthly earnest payment of the heavenly inheritance.

Many who awake might be wondering what has happened to the world. If we may answer in a nutshell, it’s basically the worst possible scenario: the world has aligned itself under the government of Satan and has removed itself completely from the foundation of God’s law. As a result, all hell is breaking loose (in the literal sense of the expression), and we expect that soon, righteousness will have been eradicated from the world for all practical purposes. The last martyrs will have died, God’s mercy will have run out, and the cup of His wrath will have been filled to the full. There will be no more fertile soil for the seed of the gospel to take root. Men and women of faith will awake to the horrors of their worst nightmares: a world that is completely destitute of God and utterly intolerant of anyone who would resist the onslaught of debauchery. That is why we carefully prepared ahead for them, to help them by leaving this legacy.

Eligibility Requirements

Checklist In this time of spiritual crisis, it is important that the heirs are clearly identified. Many will be confused, because they expected to wake up to Jesus’ loving smile, only to find themselves in a cruel and hate-filled world. Some will have believed that they were walking with the Lord, but will find themselves in circumstances that make them feel lost, with no compass. We can imagine why they might feel that way! That’s why we have prepared this testimony as a guide for them.

Nobody needs to be informed that things have gone terribly wrong—anyone can see that for one’s self—but we are here to help the heirs of this movement to find themselves and regain their purpose: to understand what went wrong and how to handle it rightly. First and foremost, we must help them to confirm that they are eligible heirs to the everlasting covenant. Jesus laid out the basic criteria in very simple terms in the book of Revelation, where He gives specific counsel to each of the seven churches, which are represented by candlesticks.

And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. . . . The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. (Revelation 1:12-13, 20)

Each of the seven churches represents a spiritual condition that describes a class of people. Each person can do a self-test to determine which class he belongs to, by answering the following question: “Which of the seven churches represents my spiritual condition?” This determination is important, because Jesus gives personalized counsel depending on each case. It does not matter that one feels like he is in darkness, but that he follows the light, and quickly, without hesitation.

Deadline The urgency is due to the impending close of probation at the sound of the sixth trumpet—which we will cover in more detail a little later. The important thing in relation to identifying one’s relationship to this legacy, is whether he/she is reading this after probation has closed, or before. The topic of repentance applies to those who are reading this before probation has closed, hence the urgency. Those who read it afterward have a different urgency: not for repentance (which they must have already done, because it is no longer possible), but because they desperately need guidance and strength so they will not fall!

Are you reading this before the sixth trumpet of June 3, 2018, or after? If before, then the following paragraphs about repentance are especially applicable.

Jesus is with His people in their midst. They are commissioned to give HIS light to the world, and He gives them the counsel and rebuke that they need in order to do it. He knows each one, and He is serious when He asks for repentance. Listen to His words to the church of Ephesus! After acknowledging their good points and pointing out their error, He says:

Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. (Revelation 2:5)

Remember, the candlestick represents the church, so if He removes the candlestick, that means that such ones are not counted as heirs to His estate. The church of Ephesus is just an example—whichever church (that of Ephesus or any other) describes a person’s spiritual condition, then that person must repent and turn from his sin, or he will lose the light and remain in darkness and will not be eligible for the benefits described in this testament.

Let’s go a little further with the church of Ephesus as the example. Those who labor patiently and have good discernment, but have lost their relationship with their First Love, are characterized by Ephesus. If they do not awaken to their condition and repent, then they will not be eligible according to the terms of this covenant.

Self-Test Instructions

Please study the seven churches of Revelation 2 & 3 on your own.

Which church(es) describe the spiritual crisis you are facing today?

As a person follows Jesus’ counsel and repents in the areas He identifies, then his spiritual condition changes, and he transfers to one of the other churches, which describes his NEW spiritual condition. Two of the seven churches are without rebuke in the sight of Jesus, and it should be the goal of every heir of salvation to reach them: Smyrna and/or Philadelphia. Jesus gives them no rebuke. He simply encourages them to remain faithful and to hold on tightly to what He has already given them.

Church These two churches, Smyrna and Philadelphia, represent the spiritual condition of individual people for whom Jesus has no rebuke, and those who repent from their condition as represented by the other churches, become a part of one of these two churches. Thus, all those WHO OVERCOME will ultimately be characterized by one of the two blameless churches.

Each prospective heir will want to do his homework to identify the areas of his life that Jesus calls him to reform. Those who have followed His counsel until they are standing without rebuke in His sight will be saved. These are important questions for each person to answer, because if a person has not done their part to meet the qualifications to receive this legacy, then he will have no part in it. It is only for those who belong to Smyrna and/or Philadelphia. To assist the heirs, we will briefly outline the requirements for joining both qualifying churches—and it should be the heirs’ highest priority to do this, because their identity as an heir needs to be confirmed before this testament is executed, as explained later.

The Church of Philadelphia

The hope of all the faithful has ever been to see the Savior in all His beauty, and share in the glory of His eternal kingdom. That is the privilege of those who belong to the spiritual church of Philadelphia.

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Revelation 3:7-13)

We walked among those of Philadelphia. The key of David[1] is one of the treasures contained in this legacy. We stepped through the open door, and that is why we are here today and have this legacy to pass on. Our walk of faith has given us the experience of the church of Philadelphia—brotherly love—which is a love that would rather sacrifice its own existence than see a lost brother perish forever. It is the kind of love that Jesus showed by entering into the everlasting covenant with mankind, signed with His own blood, signifying His commitment even if it is to His own hurt. Asks David:

Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? . . . He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. (Psalm 15:1, 4)

That is the brotherly love that underpins the legacy we are leaving. It involves an oath, which we have made to our own hurt, like Jesus did. Only when a person has developed that kind of love for erring brethren can he belong to Philadelphia.

Jesus promises to keep such ones from the hour of temptation—the year of recompenses and the plagues—which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. That can mean different things depending on context. Those of us who made the experience of Philadelphia by faith, God can literally spare from going through the plagues. (That will be explained towards the end of this section, and you will see very vividly how God confirms it.) We, and those who were with us on Mt. Chiasmus,[2] demonstrated the character of the church of Philadelphia when we officially declared[3] our intentions on behalf of lost brethren:

THEREFORE, WE HEREBY OFFICIALLY DECLARE, for all the world to read, THAT ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016, WE PETITIONED FOR JESUS—who had already stopped His intercession, who had already left the Most Holy Place, who was already on His way to Earth—TO REFRAIN FROM COMING YET, AND FOR THE FATHER TO SEND IN HIS STEAD ANOTHER GREAT OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT so the loud cry that the Seventh-day Adventist Church should have sounded could be repeated for one heavenly hour, which is seven earthly years.

Those who participated in that decision, or have at least embraced the spirit of our experience after the fact, and have stayed in the faith are qualified to be a member of the church of Philadelphia, with one major caveat that will be covered in the next section.

Those who identify with the church of Philadelphia because they have kept the word of His patience by asking for the deferral of the Second Coming of Jesus, remain in this world, still wary of the dangers of losing the crown that is theirs. They have sworn (or petitioned) to their own hurt, but the promise to those who overcome is that they will have a permanent place in the Holy City, and will be sealed with the seal that is described there.[4]

While You Were At Rest, This Is What Happened

There is one important, foundational truth that will help you understand everything more clearly: God designed “Plan A” for how the Seventh-day Adventist Church should have fulfilled end-time prophecy—a plan which we, as its remnants, followed to its end, while the church itself made shipwreck of its faith. Then we entreated God as mentioned above, and He responded with Plan B. God knew all possibilities ahead; it was no surprise for Him, but at the same time He doesn’t impose upon freewill; He allows us to make choices, and as kings and priests unto God, we were allowed to make our petition before Him.

Timelines Once you understand that there were two alternatives, two alternate realities, either of which could have been chosen by humanity (and particularly by God’s former people, the Seventh-day Adventist Church), then you can begin to understand things in their proper context. Some things would have been the reality in Plan A, while other things are the reality in Plan B—but in either case, the Word of God remains true, because He is all-knowing.

What I have described of our experience in the church of Philadelphia was made by faith, according to the timeline of Plan A, where we followed God’s intentions for the Seventh-day Adventist Church all the way to completion. Along the way, we heard trumpets sounding in soft tones, and plagues being poured out in small drops—because they were shadows of events from a reality that did not fully materialize on account of the failure of the Adventist Church to cooperate with God in finishing the work according to God’s methods and timetables, and with His instruments. We saw and lived by faith what would have happened if the Church had been faithful, and in the end, God rewarded our faith by delivering the everlasting covenant to us—the faithful remnant of the remnant—even though we were very few in number.

As we kept our sights on Jesus and followed the change of plans, we experienced something like a paradigm shift into a new reality with different timelines. In the new reality, trumpets are sounding very loud and the plagues will surely be poured out without reservation. Understanding the existence of Plan A and Plan B allows you to see the big picture in a harmonious way. In His foreknowledge, God had been making provisions for Plan B all along, in case His people would ask for it—and we did. In the next section of the testament, you will see how all this is written in the Scriptures.

Thus we have two time proclamations: the first time proclamation announced the coming of Jesus according to the Plan A timeline, and the second time proclamation announces the coming of Jesus according to the Plan B timeline. The first time proclamation pertained to a reality that did not fully materialize for a lot of people, whereas the second time proclamation—which builds upon the first—pertains to the present reality with the intention of reaching more.

Two Time Proclamations

Unfortunately, the world has already passed the tipping point on its course toward self-destruction by abandoning God’s design for marriage, which is the foundation of all human society. In elevating same-sex marriage and all its associated corruptions above God’s design, the world is undermining itself, and that means more time brings only greater darkness, at the current rate of things. In the beginning, God created all things good, but Satan (through the serpent in Eden) introduced sin and has been working toward total dominance (destruction) of the planet ever since—and he has almost reached it. Darkness is everywhere, and the light of truth is very nearly extinguished. Nature and life itself is hanging in the balances. The last two candlesticks shedding their light in the world are those we are speaking about—Philadelphia and Smyrna—and they are together represented by this testament. That is why it is imperative for heirs of this legacy to identify with one of these two churches, for this testament to be of any benefit to them.

The responsibilities associated with this legacy are great. Its heirs are the last hope against the prevailing darkness. If they are negligent, Satan will win the Great Controversy, and darkness will eventually engulf the entire universe. That is why we have prepared all this counsel. There is no other option; if this Plan B does not materialize, the present darkness will end in the eternal death of not only the earth, but also the untold number of beings of the heavenly realms.[5] It is a heavy responsibility, and to receive this legacy, the heirs will need to be aware of the responsibility.

The Church of Smyrna

To be classified with the church of Smyrna, one would need to follow the counsel in the message to it, in addition to repenting of any sins that Jesus rebuked in His messages to the other churches. The counsel to the church of Smyrna is as follows:

And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. (Revelation 2:8-11)

First of all, one must understand that their Counsellor—Jesus Christ, who the Holy Spirit is the representative of—was dead and is alive. That was an experience that He went through and understands, and it is important for each person to understand it too, and to know that He has walked that path before. He knows what those of the church of Smyrna will face. He knows how some have worked for Him. He knows the tribulation and poverty of souls that some have experienced in this world, as well as the richness of their spiritual experience with Him. If a person is in this spiritual church, Jesus assures that person that He knows them! Oh, what a comfort, in contrast to those who will hear the words “I know you not!”

As we, the testators, write these words, we can give our assurance that we understand, because we ourselves identify very much with this church. We have also done works, which resulted in LastCountdown.org and WhiteCloudFarm.org, which represent the first and second time proclamations, respectively. In the course of our works, we have also suffered tribulation and poverty in terms of numbers of souls in our movement, making it very difficult to accomplish our work. Nevertheless, we have been motivated to share the richness of the spiritual blessings we hold, and that imparts fervor to our work in spite of the apparent fruitlessness.

Whoever else belongs to the church of Smyrna will have also expended themselves for Christ, working and giving, only to be persecuted and left unrewarded. Jesus knows the works of those who have emptied themselves in service to Him, meeting the deepest needs of others with sacrifice!

As for us, the summit of our experience between the two websites mentioned above was our decision, which ultimately brought us to the necessity of leaving this legacy. The completion of this series and the signing of this testament with our own blood—being faithful unto death—represents the completion of our work on earth.

We related very much to the church of Philadelphia in the context of the first time proclamation, but that does not mean Philadelphia is our type in every respect in the context of the second time proclamation, where faith is ever increasingly giving way to sight. The sacrifice of Philadelphia was a game-changer. It was meant to give us an opportunity to build a new body of believers, and as such, we who were involved in that decision embarked with the Lord on a mission of salvation, whatever the cost to us.

Not knowing for sure what the ensuing years would hold in store, we laid everything on the sacrificial altar—and even if we did not realize it at the time, that included the precious privilege of seeing Jesus come without tasting death. What would have been the case in the alternate reality that would have existed if the Adventist Church had been faithful, is not necessarily the case now. Our present experience now aligns very much with the church of Smyrna, and that is for the comfort of those who also identify with the church of Smyrna.

Ten Days of Tribulation

The Lord has taught us deep things about His sacrificial love. It started to become more personal at our last Lord’s Supper in times of peace, as indicated in The Last Elijah. We then realized that physical persecution was on our heels. It is also on the heels of many others—especially those, for example, who live in countries where one cannot speak the truth on matters pertaining to God’s law for marriage, without repercussions from the authorities.[6]

Thinking back on the spring of 2012, when our small international group came to Paraguay to partake of our first Lord’s Supper together, all we had was the judgment cycle of the Orion clock, and the High Sabbath List; we knew almost nothing compared to what we know now, and we expected the fireballs to initiate the final events. We were ready to lay down our lives in the fireball event if that would be God’s will. It turned out that He had a lot of work for us to do, which you can see from our websites in retrospect. But that doesn’t come close to being compared with actual persecution at the hands of the wicked world, such as being arrested and tortured to the point of recanting the things we’ve written, and finally put to death.

On May 27, 2017, the anniversary of Jesus Christ’s resurrection,[7] the Lord revealed to us that that is what is in store for us as His followers.

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. (John 15:20)

Brother Gerhard had even written some time ago about the last of the martyrs in Two Armies, and once again we realize how accurately the Lord has led us in our past study and writing efforts. We, the testators, will be the last of the martyrs referred to in Two Armies, but persecution is coming to many more than just us. All potential members of the class of the church of Smyrna will need to be ready to give everything—including their life—in defense of the Father. That is what is required to be counted among those of the church of Smyrna.

The fifth seal speaks of the number of martyrs reaching its full count:

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)

That means there is a definite number and a definite end to the flowing blood of the martyrs. That is why it is so urgent to repent in any area that is needed before June 3, 2018, and be counted among the churches of Smyrna and/or Philadelphia before it is no longer possible to change one’s standing. After the four winds are loosened, death will sweep multitudes into the grave as a consequence of world war, and the heavenly data record of their life’s deeds will become read-only forever.

In a sense, Smyrna can be contrasted with Laodicea. It represents those who DID buy the gold tried in the fire, and the eye salve, and the white raiment, and have become truly rich. As such, Smyrna represents those who have a faith of gold that has been tried in the fire, and purified. That is the faith we are delivering to the heirs of this legacy. Each person must internalize (study) this faith for himself, and those who identify with the church of Smyrna as martyrs must show that this faith is of the quality that will endure even torture and death, having been tested and purified. That is the pledge of its worth; it is more valuable than life itself, because it includes victory over death.

In a different sense, the church of Smyrna is also related to the church of Philadelphia. Both come face to face with the synagogue of Satan. Pope Francis is Satan, and those who say they are Jews but are not, are the Seventh-day Adventist Church along with other former Protestant churches, which have all been hijacked by Pope Francis. The synagogue of Satan causes the church of Smyrna tribulation, in contrast to what is said to the church of Philadelphia:

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. (Revelation 3:9)

This draws a dividing line in terms of time. Smyrna represents a point in time earlier than Philadelphia, relative to the storyline of the synagogue of Satan. First the synagogue of Satan (the Adventist Church) persecutes God’s people in Smyrna, but later it acknowledges the divine favor toward His people in Philadelphia. That transition relates to the point in time when the number of martyrs of the fifth seal has been reached, which culminates in the death of the testators of this legacy. In Plan A we identified more with the church of Philadelphia, but as we shift our paradigm to the present reality, we find ourselves typified by the church of Smyrna instead, and in this reality, the church of Philadelphia will come later.

The church of Smyrna is the type for all those—like us—who expect to face tribulation and death. If a person is also in this class, he should be interested to know how long the tribulation will be. Do you already have an idea? In the letter to Smyrna, Jesus indicates how long the suffering will be.

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)

Some of us will be cast into prison, and tried. As the authors of this message, we will be especially tested. Our faith will be tested, and we will be on trial before the world. We will have to give an answer for our faith before the kings and rulers. To a lesser degree, the same will happen to others who belong to the church of Smyrna.

But Jesus has some words of comfort for those who will be severely tested and persecuted. This severe tribulation will be ten days. It will be a long ten days, but it is still comforting to know that it has a definite end, and that it will be only ten days. It is a high honor to suffer for Jesus, but we are not worthy to suffer in the same manner or even the same duration. He never sinned, but we were born in sin and by having offended in any point, we have had the whole law to reconcile with. Jesus was taken and killed in less than 24 hours, but as ten is the number of the law, we stand in front of ten days of tribulation. Through our faith in Jesus, we must be blameless in the face of every accusation Satan can bring against us concerning the law of God.

Have you thought about the deeper meaning of why it was on May 27, 2017 that Jesus revealed to us that we would have to be faithful unto death like the church of Smyrna? Could it be that this event is connected to a different anniversary, for which we already have a date?

Trumpet Cycle II[8] already indicates that an extremely important event will happen very near this date, one year later. It is the sixth trumpet of June 3, 2018, which starts the year of recompenses[9] which includes the plagues of the seventh trumpet.

The sixth trumpet of Trumpet Cycle II will be the counterpart to the events connected to the sixth trumpet of Trumpet Cycle I, when we were in hot pursuit of fulfilling Plan A. At that time, Brother John, who is the last Elijah, made his Carmel Challenge against that very day. The counterpart to that challenge is coming in the sixth trumpet of cycle II, in reality.

That is a critical turning point, when Jesus as our Mediator will throw down the censer and cease His intercessory work. If a person is coming to consciousness at that time, he will need to be very careful that he does not reject any ray of light from the Holy Spirit, because there will be no more turning back—no more repentance. If a person turns away from the light at that time, they will be left in eternal darkness. That is why we are passing on this legacy, to lighten the path of those who come after, so they do not stumble in this critical warfare between light and darkness.

But coming back to the tribulation of the church of Smyrna, if there is indeed a connection between the timing of God’s revealing of this light and the sixth trumpet date one year later, we have to understand why there is a discrepancy of a number of days between the anniversary of Christ’s resurrection and the sixth trumpet itself. Could that have something to do with the ten days?

Let’s test the hypothesis above by laying the ten days on a timeline leading up to the sixth trumpet, to get a better picture of what the sequence of events would look like.

Ten Days

Do you see it? The ten days of tribulation (inclusive) would begin exactly on the anniversary of Jesus’ suffering![10] The supper table, which the Lord instructed us to get in preparation for our last observance of the Lord’s Supper in times of peace,[11] has a lot more meaning now. Being formed of two large rustic slabs of wood, it is indeed the table of our cross, in the sense that it represents the two rugged beams of a cross. At that table, the little remnant will probably eat and drink their very last Lord’s Supper on this earth, next year on Thursday night, May 24, in remembrance of the Lord. This anniversary is even on the same weekday as in the crucifixion year, like it was in 2012 when our ministry as a group started.

The table under the two chandeliers The table was placed in our temple under the two chandeliers—one standing for the church of Smyrna and one for the church of Philadelphia—represented by the two candlesticks that stand before God.

These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. (Revelation 11:4)

These are the two churches that are involved in this testament: the one which has gone before, to lay up this legacy and sign it in blood, and the other which will rise and receive it as an inheritance.

Do you see how the Word of God lightens even the darkest valley of the shadow of death?

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want [or lack]. 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)

In our most severe trial, Jesus encourages us by reminding us that He has gone this path before us. We are writing these things in this first section of this testament so that the heirs of this legacy, who are struggling to get their bearings in the midst of the crisis, can understand a little bit about who has given them this legacy, and what it means to us as well as to them—and above all, what it means to Christ!

Sodom and Egypt

In prophetic terms, Revelation speaks of the Smyrna of our experience as the city where He also suffered and died:

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. (Revelation 11:8)

The two witnesses will be covered more fully in the next section of this testament, which deals especially with that topic, but for now it is enough to recognize that Jesus has traveled this road before—meaning the road of our experience, not the literal road in Jerusalem. The verse speaks of being “spiritually” called Sodom, Egypt, and the place where the Lord was crucified.

By taking and killing His messengers, the responsible city will measure up to the perversion of Sodom, which would have abused the angels of the Lord that were sent on a mission to rescue souls. It will reach the godlessness of Egypt, which said “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.” [12]

But Jesus, who is alive forevermore, reminds us that He has trod this path before us, and is glorified forevermore. He will be with us and will still be there after we have died. He will not leave us nor forsake us. Do you understand yet why it was on the anniversary of His resurrection and not on the anniversary of His death that He revealed this path we must trod? We will come back to that.

The Adventist Bible Commentary gives some insight into the enemy’s motives and what kinds of treatment might be expected during these ten days of intense tribulation:

Ten days. This expression has been understood in two ways. On the basis of the year-day principle of reckoning prophetic time periods (see on Dan. 7:25), it has been interpreted as a period of ten literal years and applied to the period of the most severe imperial persecution (a.d. 303–313), begun by Diocletian and continued by his associate and successor Galerius. This was an attempt to wipe out Christianity by burning the Scriptures, destroying church buildings, and imprisoning the leaders. These rulers believed that the church had grown to such dimensions of strength and popularity in the empire that unless Christianity should be promptly stamped out the traditional Roman way of life would cease to exist and the empire itself would disintegrate. Consequently they inaugurated a policy designed to exterminate the church. Diocletian’s first decree against Christians was issued in the year 303, banning the practice of Christianity throughout the empire.

Persecution began in the army and spread throughout the empire. The Roman authorities concentrated their terrors on the Christian clergy, in the belief that if the shepherds were removed, the flock would scatter. The horrors of this persecution are vividly described by the church historian Theodoret (Ecclesiastical History i. 6), who describes the gathering of the bishops of the church to the Council of Nicaea some years after the end of the persecution (a.d. 325). Some came without eyes, some without arms, which had been pulled from their sockets, others with their bodies horribly maimed in different ways. Many, of course, did not survive this time of trouble. In 313, ten years after the beginning of these persecutions, Constantine and his colleague Licinius issued an edict that granted Christians (and all others) liberty to practice their religion.

There you can see some examples of the effects of some of the historical torture methods. It also shows who will be the target of the most vehement persecution: the leaders. They will want to kill the leaders in the expectation that the rest will scatter afterward. There’s no way to sugarcoat this. It looks very bleak—the heirs might be completely alone, spiritually, by the time they awaken to read this.

Our concern is primarily for them. The situation for us—terrible as it will be—is at least followed by the comforting relief of a job faithfully completed:

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)

Those who are of the church of Smyrna (like us) are faithful to the point of death, they will receive a crown of life. If we are faithful, we will be in heaven. That is emphasized again:

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. (Revelation 2:11)

If the members of the church of Smyrna are faithful unto death, they will definitely have eternal life. We have laid our lives on the altar, and if we are faithful to the end, we will be thenceforth immune to the second death. There will be no more question for us; our trials and temptations will be over and we will not have to wonder whether our sacrifice has been acceptable or whether our eternal life—which we previously laid on the altar—still might need to be surrendered for the plan of salvation. If we are faithful unto death, we will receive eternal life forevermore. Jesus encourages us with those words.

HOWEVER—and this is a big caveat—the promise above is only a guarantee that OUR PART in the plan of salvation will have been finished faithfully. If the Great Controversy is not won in God’s favor, sin and the reign of Satan will eventually overspread the universe and take away all life. Our heirs who come after us will have the brunt of the crisis on their hands, without any context or time to prepare on their part. That is why we are doing our best to guide them. They must also stand faithful to God to vindicate His name, whatever the cost. They will be the last of the last generation.

The Special Case

Let’s recap the situation briefly. Those who were part of the Mt. Chiasmus summit experience were members of the church of Philadelphia in the alternate reality of Plan A, but the change to Plan B transposed them into the church of Smyrna in the present reality, by virtue of their sacrificial decision. At the same time, the new reality opened the doors of the church of Philadelphia to a new group: those who should be saved in Plan B, as afforded by the second time proclamation, and who live till the end to welcome the Lord in all the glory due to Him. This new group was to be the harvest of souls as the fruit of the sacrifice that was made on Mt. Chiasmus.

The new harvest opportunity opens in the trumpet cycle of the second time proclamation. The outlook of the harvest, however, is still very bleak. We are facing crisis upon crisis. God’s last faithful people are numbered for the slaughter, and the harvest of souls is already languishing. With persecution so heavy, it is unlikely that the harvest—small as it is—can survive at all. The church as a pregnant woman has come to the point of birth, but cannot deliver a living child, and she herself is dying (hence this last will and testament). This is not just one Life Event, but several compounded. Isaiah describes it as follows:

As a pregnant woman about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, Lord. We were with child, we writhed in labor, but we gave birth to wind. We have not brought salvation to the earth, and the people of the world have not come to life. (Isaiah 26:17-18, NIV)

Are you beginning to understand what the sacrifice on Mt. Chiasmus entails, when we entreated God for more time to give birth to a nation of souls, to bring salvation to many? Our experience is like that of Rachel, trying to bring forth her second child:

Travail

And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel. And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour. And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin. And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day. (Genesis 35:15-20)

We are the remnant of the remnant of the pure woman of Revelation 12, trying to bring forth children of God in a world dominated by the dragon. In past ages, the woman found rest in the wilderness where she fled, but now the dragon has spread his scaly tail around the whole globe. We will live only long enough to know that we are giving birth, but we will not live to nurture the fruit of our womb.

A Life Event is “a major event that changes a person's status or circumstances, such as giving birth, marriage, divorce, death of spouse, loss of job.”[13] How many of those events are compounded right now, in the spiritual sense!? The Bible speaks of all those things. On every side, someone is experiencing one or more Life Events—even God Himself.

The whole world is in the midst of spiritual crises; it has forsaken God, and the greatest light of truth the world has ever known is still not enough to bring souls to birth, spiritually, and any who are born are numbered for the slaughter. It is a fruitless harvest, which shows that God has really reached the end of His possibilities to save souls. This is when Jesus can stop interceding, because there is nobody to intercede for! It is the end. The light of the world has gone out. The end of mercy is not arbitrary—it is the “natural” result of the cessation of repentance among mankind. Satan is working to destroy the last ones who are clinging to God, and the crisis comes to a head in the death of the last martyrs who are leaving behind this legacy.

When the Seventh-day Adventist Church—the last bastion of Protestantism—caved in, the world entered moral freefall. By silence and tacit approval, that Church fell more and more in line with the world until it openly embraced and now promulgates the papal program. It is now under the control of Satan—it is the synagogue of Satan, which claims to be spiritual Israel, but is not. What was once God’s remnant church, is no longer—and it is their fault that darkness prevails in the world today. They should have been a constant beacon of light to dispel the darkness, and usher in the second coming of Christ under the less unfavorable circumstances of Plan A, but because of their shameful conduct, things are as bad as they are.

These things will come as a terrible shock to some, but be assured that we understand. This brings us back to the open door of the church of Philadelphia, which was opened as a result of the sacrificial decision on Mt. Chiasmus. If we continue the text from Isaiah mentioned earlier, we find another class of individuals who can belong to Philadelphia:

But your dead will live, Lord; their bodies will rise— let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy— your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. (Isaiah 26:19, NIV)

God needs an army, but the world has gone dark. They have killed His servants—and that is an act which deserves a fair countermove on God’s part. He is fully justified to perform the special resurrection of those who died under the third angel’s message, as Ellen White prophesied:

There was a mighty earthquake. The graves were opened, and those who had died in faith under the third angel’s message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that God was to make with those who had kept His law. {EW 285.1}

This is also described by the arid scene of Ezekiel 37:

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. (Ezekiel 37:1-2)

This is not talking about a recent death, but about souls that died a very long time ago. This is where a person can begin to answer whether or not they are eligible to receive this legacy if they are just awakening from the sleep of death, with no prior knowledge of these things. Some will resurrect to see the One whom they have pierced, while others will resurrect because of their faithfulness under the third angel’s message. Ellen White related a vision on this topic, concerning a faithful woman who had died, as follows:

I saw that she was sealed and would come up at the voice of God and stand upon the earth, and would be with the 144,000. I saw we need not mourn for her; she would rest in the time of trouble, and all that we could mourn for was our loss in being deprived of her company. I saw her death would result in good. {2SM 263.3}

The voice of God is that which speaks from Orion, which will raise some of the dead prior to Jesus’ coming. This is the special resurrection that comes before Jesus returns to raise the righteous of all the past ages. The prophet Daniel spoke about this as follows:

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. (Daniel 12:2)

The Adventist Bible Commentary makes the historic Adventist position on this verse clear:

2. Shall awake. A special resurrection precedes Christ’s second advent. “All who have died in the faith of the third angel’s message” will arise at that time. In addition, those who beheld with mockery Christ’s crucifixion, and those who have most violently opposed the people of God, will be brought forth from their graves to see the fulfillment of the divine promise and the triumph of truth (see GC 637; Rev. 1:7).[14]

This special resurrection is the blessing pronounced after the three angels’ messages:

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. (Revelation 14:13)

The faithful who rise in the special resurrection are given that special blessing, a blessing with which Ellen White often comforted the bereaved of her day.

Now a person can determine his eligibility for himself. If he is waking up from the sleep of death after an untold number of long years, then to qualify as an heir to this legacy, he only needs to have lost his grasp on life under the third angel’s message, while still cherishing the Sabbath and faithfully keeping all Ten Commandments. If so, then he is welcomed in the church of Philadelphia, and in God’s army, and to the legacy that has been prepared for him.

Dry BonesIndeed, it’s a bittersweet welcome. God needs such ones for His army to resist the power of the enemy in the worst and darkest period of this world’s history. He has a purpose and mission for the heirs on this earth, which must be accomplished before He can bring the heavenly reward. The special resurrection experience might have been more pleasant if the Adventist Church had cooperated with God, but now the situation has reached rock bottom. Despite how bad it might already look, it is actually even worse. The Great Controversy itself is in its most intense moment—and the outcome depends on the faithfulness of each heir as a soldier in Christ’s army.

So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. (Ezekiel 37:10)

The heirs must understand their obligation to be strong and stand faithfully through the year of recompenses and the plagues, without intercession from above. They must understand their obligation to resist the mark of the beast, and remain faithful to God. Ellen White described this crisis as follows:

As I saw what we must be in order to inherit glory, and then saw how much Jesus had suffered to obtain for us so rich an inheritance, I prayed that we might be baptized into Christ’s sufferings, that we might not shrink at trials, but bear them with patience and joy, knowing what Jesus had suffered that we through His poverty and sufferings might be made rich. Said the angel, “Deny self; ye must step fast.” Some of us have had time to get the truth and to advance step by step, and every step we have taken has given us strength to take the next. But now time is almost finished, and what we have been years learning, they will have to learn in a few months. They will also have much to unlearn and much to learn again. Those who would not receive the mark of the beast and his image when the decree goes forth, must have decision now to say, Nay, we will not regard the institution of the beast. {EW 67.2}

Yes, the battle is fierce, and the heirs must be courageous! God needs them in His service, and has provided for their needs through the legacy we are leaving for them. In a later section of this testament, it will be explained how He has given them daily rations of the Holy Spirit to sustain them through this emergency, and even a double portion for the most intense part of the struggle.

It’s Time to Go

Jesus gave us His example by preparing His disciples for His own death. It all started with the rejection at Capernaum about a year before His crucifixion.

[Matthew 16:]13. Jesus came.The withdrawal to Caesarea Philippi probably occurred during the mid-summer of a.d. 30, during the half year of retirement from public ministry which Jesus devoted primarily to instructing His disciples. This phase of Christ’s ministry continued from His rejection at Capernaum, about the time of the Passover (see on John 6:66) in the spring, to the Feast of Tabernacles in the fall (see on John 7:2).[15]

Similarly, we also started to understand one year beforehand that we would have to suffer in a similar way. Then Jesus began to speak about His death openly with His disciples a little less than a year beforehand.

[Matthew 16:]21. From that time forth. The conversation of vs. 13–20 was a fitting introduction to the subject Jesus now introduced for the first time—His imminent sufferings, death, and resurrection (see on v. 13). Whether the instruction and conversation of vs. 21–28 took place immediately after the preceding section, or very shortly after, is not known. Another slight interval of time may have intervened between vs. 23 and 24 (see Mark 8:34; DA 416). Be that as it may, it is clear that all the conversation and discussion recorded in vs. 14–28 took place in the region of Caesarea Philippi (see on v. 13; cf. DA 411, 418). It was now probably in the latter part of the summer, a.d. 30 (see on v. 13).[16]

That is what we are doing through the publication of this testament a little less than a year beforehand. We did not strategize these things on our own, but the Lord has been leading us. There is even one more hint in the fact that Jesus revealed our fate on the anniversary of His resurrection. Did you find out what it means?

First of all, Jesus leads us to look forward to being resurrected shortly after our death, just as He was resurrected shortly after His death. He will not leave His faithful servants dead for long. That is illustrated by the resurrection and ascension of the two witnesses of Revelation 11. Jesus communicated our fate to us on the anniversary of His resurrection so that we would see the positive aspect of our own resurrection and ascension, and not be discouraged by the negative experience of death. Every dark cloud has a silver lining. Death is like a deep sleep, where the next conscious moment is the moment of resurrection.

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

This experience is associated with the anthropomorphized two witnesses, and therefore pertains to the ones who were directly connected to the writing work. Indeed, there is a unique and immediate resurrection awaiting the faithful servants of God who are leaving this legacy to you.

Can it really be? How can we be sure? Has God spoken from heaven to assure us of these things? What sign does He show? If you have seen the Elijah signs, then you know that there is a sign in the heavens associated with the sixth trumpet, confirming when these events we are talking about will take place—but there’s more to it.

Remember, in Brother John’s video series, he introduced the signs in heaven that are associated with the trumpets that are sounding now. He showed how by “shaking the heavens,” the heavens declare that the sixth trumpet is the throwing down of the censer and the close of probation (minute 36:18).

By moving in reverse time while watching the altar (Taurus) and its surroundings, he shows the celestial enactment of Orion as Jesus, taking Mercury as the censer, filling it with the fire of the altar as it goes through conjunction with the sun over Taurus, and casts the burning hot planet down to the horizon of the earth. What a picture! What a God, who placed this “movie” in the heavens to accompany His written Word on the exact date it foretells!

In light of the Smyrna experience that awaits the Fourth Angel’s ministry team in Paraguay, you can see how significant it is that Jesus will throw down the censer and end His intercessory work to lay aside His priestly garments and put on His royal robes. When the world crosses that line to kill His messengers, like when the Jews stoned Stephen, He will stand up and act.

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. (Daniel 12:1)

The Other Side of the Sixth Trumpet Sign

But the sixth trumpet sign has another side, which provides encouragement for us and for you. The sign of throwing down the censer was seen with time running backwards, but there is also a message in the sign when the same sequence is run in the forward direction.

We have the planet Mercury, of which it is said: “It is named after the Roman deity Mercury, the messenger to the gods.” To the Romans, the very name of the planet signifies the messenger to the “gods,” but we know there is only one true God, and John Scotram is His messenger for this hour. In a godly interpretation, Mercury therefore represents Brother John and his new family. As we watch the heavens enact the story again in the forward direction of time, we see Mercury—the messenger—rising up from the earth, representing Brother John and his family in ministry ascending from the city of Asunción (“ascension” in Spanish). Mercury rises up through Taurus, the sacrificial bull or altar, representing the completed sacrifice. Having been faithful unto death, the white robe of the Sun of Righteousness is given to them as a garment of light when mercury conjuncts with the sun. Continuing upward, Mercury goes up toward the right hand of Orion (Jesus)! (Watch the above video again, and this time pay attention to when Mercury is going up!)

Thus, the sixth trumpet sign is a heavenly “movie” of our ascension, and shows that our lives are in Jesus’ hand:

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:28 )

That echoes the promise to Smyrna for those who are faithful unto death, and it shows that even death cannot stop the seven stars in His hand.

The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels [messengers] of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. (Revelation 1:20)

In this sense, the seven stars in His hand represent the seven people here who have dedicated their whole life to the work of sending out the messages marked out in the heavens by the seven literal stars of Orion. These seven people have been fighting the fight of faith against their bad character traits, and they are to literally ascend to Jesus like the sixth trumpet sign shows, and like Revelation 11 signifies in connection with the two witnesses, which will be covered in Section 2.

Isn’t that a wonderful and vivid picture that God has given in the heavens? Now you know why the heavens are said to be shaken:

Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. (Luke 21:26)

When you shake something, it means you move it back and forth. The sixth trumpet sign has a message in both directions! Ellen White described the shaking of the powers of heaven as follows:

December 16, 1848, the Lord gave me a view of the shaking of the powers of the heavens. I saw that when the Lord said “heaven,” in giving the signs recorded by Matthew, Mark, and Luke, He meant heaven, and when He said “earth” He meant earth. The powers of heaven are the sun, moon, and stars [or planets, i.e. moveable stars]. They rule in the heavens. The powers of earth are those that rule on the earth. The powers of heaven will be shaken at the voice of God. Then the sun, moon, and stars [planets] will be moved out of their places. They will not pass away, but be shaken by the voice of God. {EW 41.1}

Now you also know why the remnant are said to give glory to the God “of heaven” in Revelation 11:13—they give glory to the God who made the heavens and placed these signs and wonders there. He holds the worlds in His hand, and will then also hold His seven messengers in His hand forevermore.

Whenever and however God chooses to do it, the ascension of Brother John and his team in connection with the sixth trumpet of Trumpet Cycle II is related to the Carmel Challenge and the sacrifice on the altar. That is when Brother John challenged the Adventist Church and the whole Christian world on the topic of marriage, and now they will have answered the challenge by killing God’s servants for speaking against same-sex marriage and the things connected with it. Then the signs of the shaking in heaven will quickly turn to real-life shaking in the world, as it begins to crumble without the sure foundation of marriage in the image of God.

Elijah taken up God’s last Elijah messenger who also had the power to stop the rain and start it again—in the sense of the latter rain—will have ended his work and gone up to heaven. Then the antitypical “Elishas” will have to carry the work on to completion alone, with a double portion[17] of the Spirit. That is when the Fourth Angel’s message will be in the hands of the spiritual heirs. It will go to those who the church of Smyrna sacrificed to save, to those who will spring to life from the gospel seed of the blood of the last martyrs.

Besides the resurrection and/or ascension of His messengers themselves, God’s has also given a more general promise to all who die for their faith in this message:

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. (Revelation 14:13)

For us, it is clear how our works—our writings—should continue to have an effect after us through the heirs of this legacy. The blessing is broader however, and applies to all who die in the faith of this message.

Generally, this text is associated with the first time-marker on the Orion clock. We have a clear foundation for understanding the text because Ellen White stated that the special resurrection applies to those who died under the third angel’s message, which refers especially to the Sabbath truth of 1846 that is marked on the judgment cycle of the Orion clock by the first star, Saiph. Ellen White prophesied that such ones would rise in the special resurrection to be with the 144,000 to see Jesus coming in the final moments of earth’s history, as covered earlier.

For those (few) who die under the Fourth Angel’s message, however, it must confer a slightly different blessing. The Fourth Angel’s message began in 2010 with the publication of the Orion presentation, and the message has expanded ever since. Anyone who has died believing in this message has died under the Fourth Angel’s message and will receive a corresponding blessing, similarly to how those who died in faith under the third angel’s message are blessed.

That does not exclude those who didn’t learn about the Fourth Angel’s message, even if they die(d) since it began in 2010, assuming they were faithful under the third angel’s message. They simply fall under the category of those who died under the third angel’s message, because it is based on their individual faith. Each one who died while living up to the faith he had will receive the blessing that corresponds to his faith—either the special resurrection for those under the third angel’s message, or a different blessing for those under the Fourth Angel’s message. The verse of the blessing—Revelation 14:13—straddles both messages, and applies to both, but the blessing for those who die under the Fourth Angel’s message must be different, as follows.

If one compares the circumstances of the resurrection of the two witnesses and the circumstances surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus Himself, one can deduce that those who will have died in faith under the Fourth Angel’s message will be resurrected and taken to heaven along with the representatives of the two witnesses themselves, as another kind of firstfruits—not of Jesus’ work this time, but of humanity’s work through the Fourth Angel’s message. This would be separate from the special resurrection of those who died under the third angel’s message, because they stand in a different relationship to the promise. Instead, it is more related to the resurrection of the two witnesses, as well as the taking up of Elijah in the whirlwind, since the Fourth Angel’s movement is the movement of Elijah. In exploring this topic, we do not want to say more than what is clearly revealed on this matter or speculate on what the experience of specific individuals will be. Time will soon make all things clear, but it is enough that the verses stand there for the encouragement of those to whom the promise pertains—both to those who die under the third angel’s message, and those who die under the Fourth Angel’s message.

Clearly it should be an encouragement to those who are facing death under the Fourth Angel’s message to know that they will be with the Lord very soon, but we explain these things to encourage those who remain on the earth, too. The resurrection and ascension of the messengers of the Fourth Angel will serve as a confirmation that this testament was valid and is effective, and that they, as a type of “forerunner,” have overcome the mark of the beast, just as Jesus’ resurrection signified His victory over the grave and the certainty of salvation and the eventual resurrection of all the faithful. Those who come afterward can be sure that they also can get the victory over the beast and his image.

But it also means something regarding those who died under the third angel’s message, who are to be raised in the special resurrection. The news of Jesus’ victory over the grave was preached by others who were also resurrected, but did not immediately ascend. Historically, the text above from Isaiah 26 has been applied to the saints that came out of the graves when Christ arose, but He has taught us that it has a second application for the special resurrection, as we already explained. The remaining question is: when should the special resurrection take place?

There was a strange earthquake that diverted a river and opened many graves here in Paraguay on May 25, 2017,[18] the anniversary of Christ’s death. That is a foreshadowing of the opening of the graves for the special resurrection that should happen in connection with the ten days of tribulation one year later in 2018. If it happens on the eve of the crucifixion anniversary, perhaps we might even have a brief opportunity to meet and mutually encourage each other before our last trials, like how Jesus was strengthened by an angel in the garden of Gethsemane prior to His sacrifice. We do not know every detail for sure, but the Scriptures do at least indicate that the special resurrection will be connected with our ten days of suffering and death.

This has solved the long-standing mystery of who the 144,000 will be—the redeemed saints who will be without fault before God, who will be living upon the earth when Jesus returns. Because of the vacancies left by no-show Seventh-day Adventists of this generation, the righteous who died in faith under the third angel’s message now have to be resurrected to fill the ranks of God’s army. Neither the Scriptures nor the Spirit of Prophecy say that the 144,000 will never taste death, but simply that they will be living on the earth when Jesus comes. They are the “living saints” at the time of His coming. In fact, the Spirit of Prophecy gives clear examples of some individuals who had died in the faith of the third angel’s message, yet would stand “with the 144,000,” like Ellen White herself.

This also solves the mystery as to the purpose of the special resurrection, which even the White Estate does not have a solid answer for, only speculating as to the reason for it.[19] But now you can understand how the Last Elijah turns the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers—even when there are no longer any malleable hearts left. It is through the special resurrection. The dire circumstances call for the faithfulness of the pioneer fathers to be demonstrated in this generation, and the children born to this movement are to be the ones who have walked in the faith of that generation. Those will be the only ones who will be fit and able to receive this legacy and appropriate these assets to the present need.

To close this first section, let us summarize the eligibility requirements once more. Basically, everyone will fall into one of the following categories:

  • The righteous among those who are resurrected in the special resurrection (i.e. those who died under the third angel’s message) are eligible, and will comprise the majority of the surviving heirs of this legacy.

  • Those who believe and continue to live faithfully under the Fourth Angel’s message are also eligible heirs, even if they were not among the special resurrection.

  • Those who believe and die (as martyrs or otherwise faithfully) under the Fourth Angel’s message are eligible for the provisions of this legacy for as long as they live.

  • All others are ineligible.

  • The Seventh-day Adventist Church and those who refuse to leave it are explicitly disinherited, by order of God.

All repentance (applicable to those who are not part of the special resurrection) must be done immediately, before June 3, 2018. Those whom God has rejected, who have already grieved away the Holy Spirit, (i.e. the Seventh-day Adventist Church and those who refuse to leave it, the synagogue of Satan) are specifically disinherited by this testament.

We hope this first section of the testament has given the concerned parties the initial counsel they need as they face their Life Event, and has made plain the heirs’ responsibility to honor God amidst the tragic circumstances of the existing situation with respect to the Great Controversy. This first section has introduced the topic, explained the circumstances, made the reader aware of the legacy, identified the testators, classified the heirs, and given initial direction regarding the final work for God on the earth.

Those who have an interest in this legacy should please continue to Section 2 where the testament will be explained in detail.

2.
The summit experience is documented in the four-part series entitled The Sacrifice of Philadelphia, and Mt. Chiasmus is defined in The Seven Lean Years, which is the last part of that series. 
3.
Please read the Official Statement we made at the summit to properly understand the present section. 
4.
For a deeper understanding of the seal, please read The Hour of Truth
5.
See Our High Calling to understand the consequences of failure. 
8.
This is the cycle of the seven last trumpets of Revelation according to the Plan B schedule. It is detailed in The Seven Lean Years
9.
The year of recompenses is introduced in the later parts of The Elijah Promise
10.
See the Full Moon at Gethsemane series. 
11.
The supper table is mentioned in the first part of brother John’s sermon, Signs in Heaven
12.
Exodus 5:2 
14.
Nichol, F. D. (1978; 2002). The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Volume 4 (878). Review and Herald Publishing Association. 
15.
Nichol, F. D. (1978; 2002). The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Volume 5 (428). Review and Herald Publishing Association. 
16.
Nichol, F. D. (1978; 2002). The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Volume 5 (433). Review and Herald Publishing Association. 
17.
The double portion is explained in the third section of this testament. 
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19.
Ellen G. White Estate: Special Resurrection 
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