The last second of the Last Countdown ended on October 24, 2016, without Jesus coming back as expected. It was apparently what our enemies wanted, but for reasons that are more than they bargained for. Their supposed victory turned into a devastating defeat for them. Instead of closing our ministry like the critics wanted, our mission work is flourishing with new freshness and with great strength given personally by God the Father.
A new website is emerging and all of the sites, including the forum of the 144,000, are now hosted on “cloud” servers, referring to the cloud that we would have liked to meet each other in, as High Sabbath Adventists, if Jesus had already returned.
He wanted to come too, and was actually on His way to Earth until with the help of the last seven rations of the Holy Spirit, we realized during the Feast of Tabernacles (October 17-23, 2016) that a great sacrifice was needed for a complete defeat of the enemies of God in the battle of Armageddon. We were not to stand before God almost emptyhanded, with just a few—the first fruits of our movement. We realized that there was still a large group that could be found if—and only if—there were more TIME.
That is why during the Feast of Tabernacles, with one voice all of the members of the movement decided to ask God the Father, like Joshua, to stay the Sun of Righteousness for a heavenly hour, thus delaying the return of Jesus for the according earthly years. That sacrifice to postpone our rapture prior to the time of divine judgment upon humanity made us indeed the first of the “church of Philadelphia,” or of brotherly love.
Jesus, when He was about to come again and already saw the world in front of Him, found what He had pleaded for: faith... the faith of Jesus... faith that is willing to suffer for others and to be a friend to the enemies. He found the patience of the saints.
God the Father had revealed the time to us—the day and hour of the coming of His Son—but we declined that gift because it would have been selfish of us to go alone and leave virtually all others behind. Now we are no longer time-setters, but together with Jesus we determine when it will be time for Him to come. Only God the Father knows at the moment when that will be.
The four first articles of this new study site, which is for the seven years of Ezekiel 39:9, are about that sacrifice. Brother Ray writes about why it is right to ask God the Father for time, and tells the story of a revelation of the character of God. I, personally, have the honor of delivering a message from God, bringing to light awfully solemn things. Brother Robert, who has been bearing the heat of the jungles of Paraguay for years with me, will tell what happened before and during the Feast of Tabernacles here on the upper, dried-up corn fields where we pitched our tents. And last but not least, my faithful companion Gerhard will explain what exactly needs to be done in the remaining time which God the Father has granted.
May the Holy Spirit be poured out upon the just, like in the beginning. That is my wish for you.
Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. (Joel 2:23-24)
The choice is yours! (Countdowns) ❯