The Shaking of the Heavens

 

Before the heavens and the earth are shaken to pieces by God’s hand, His voice is moving the firmament one last time. The silence in heaven is giving way to the sound of His last seven trumpets. They call the sinner to repentance and the doubter to decision, for now the heavens declare His glory in an unprecedented way. Every single trumpet blast is recorded in His handwriting on the vaults of heaven, thus bearing the seal of the Almighty.

This series of articles was written in the time of the maturing of wheat, the time of the third trumpet of God. It contains the last drops of the latter rain, which ceased by the power of the throne line of God. We have been permitted to gaze upon the moving heavens, and you are also called to look up, while we show you the celestial drama on behalf of the Creator. Therefore…

See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. (Hebrews 12:25-26)

For nearly two thousand years, Bible students have been trying to decipher Jesus’ prophecy to His beloved disciple, which Catholics call the “secret revelation,” quite justly. Over and over again, books are printed that contain a new theory about the literal fulfillment of the seven churches, seals, trumpets, or plagues. They all have in common, however, that they can only be partially true, since Jesus said from the beginning:

And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. (John 14:29)

Before a prophecy becomes reality and we ourselves have experienced the events, we will never be able to predict an exact fulfillment of it. That doesn’t mean we should sit back idly and do nothing more until something happens. God has given prophecy with every intention to awaken our interest in the study of the Scriptures, so we can correlate the events when they happen. We would not even have been able to recognize them if we had not studied the symbols and the many possible fulfillments beforehand. The purpose of prophecy is to pass on to others our knowledge of the likely fulfillment of events so that they too may come to faith. However, there is always a little room for doubt which makes faith possible and necessary, since symbols are naturally ambiguous. Thus, two groups emerge... The unbeliever is not content with symbolic fulfillment and wants to see actual mountains and stars fall to the ground. The believer, however, believes in spite of incomplete vision and recognizes the reality that corresponds to God’s symbolic language. The doubter and mocker only believes when certainty has extinguished faith—together with the unbeliever.

Unfortunately, the secularized professed followers of Jesus today understand the texts of Revelation too literally, which blinds them to the supposedly non-fitting interpretations of the Bible verses, which for them are “secret,” namely written in symbolic language.[1] They do not recognize the clear tone of the trumpets—they only hear a distant rumble from a light summer thunderstorm that will soon pass by without causing any damage. They confuse the shaking of the heavens by the Word of God with harmless earthquakes of 1 to 3 on the Richter scale.

Soon we heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming. The living saints, 144,000 in number, knew and understood the voice, while the wicked thought it was thunder and an earthquake.—Early Writings, 15 (1851). {LDE 272.2}

The deciphering of Revelation, or the assignment of real events to prophecy, especially the series of sevens, is a difficult process. 2000 years of history have passed since the writing of the prophecy on the island of Patmos, and the strong symbolic content of the verses can be applied to many past chains of events. That has been and still is being diligently done (as God intended). In this series of articles, let us be guided into all truth by the Holy Spirit, and let us listen to the voice of God from heaven, while it is the still small voice,[2] and before the heavens and the earth are so terribly shaken by it that even the last scoffer will have learned to fear the Lord.[3]

The Increase of Knowledge

Although the chiastic structure of Revelation has been known for a long time, with its ascent, summit and descent in the sequence of its narrative, it should be the privilege of the last generation to learn great new truths about the intricate structure of Jesus’ last great prophecy.

As promised to Daniel,[4] knowledge has increased in these last days of the world’s history. With the help of the Holy Spirit, the remnant of God’s people were able to learn the correct application of the model of the marches of Jericho to the seals of Revelation, and were able to recognize by many further revelations where they were in the temporal flow of the final rapid movements of end-time events. During each of the 13 (!) marches around Jericho, seven trumpets were blown, which made it difficult to see when the very last ones would blow. It was only the deciphering of the oath of Jesus in Daniel 12 and the clock of God in Orion that made it possible to identify specific times in Revelation—like the half-hour silence in heaven, the hour of the beast, and the hour of the destruction of Babylon—as converted from heavenly to earthly time.[5]

Through these new findings, which increased sharply and were further refined in the years after 2010, we finally realized when the last trumpet cycle would begin, how long it would last, and when it would end. A clock hand of the Orion clock, also known as the book of seven seals described in Chapters 4 and 5 of Revelation, simultaneously points to the first and seventh trumpets, while the other points in time are marked by the rest of Orion’s shoulder and foot stars and the throne lines.

This gave rise to the difficulty that is described in Revelation 7. An original divine “Plan A” could not be executed, since too few witnesses could be sealed (the 144,000). That was due to the refusal of the last church of God on earth to work; they should have brought the warning of the third angel’s message of Revelation 14 to mankind. The trumpet cycle that we described in many articles on our old website pertained to Plan A, according to which Jesus would have already come back in 2016. But since the Adventist Church itself had not even accepted Orion’s latter-rain message,[6] it fell like the Jews. Instead of trumpet sounds beginning in the spring of 2012, the heavens fell into a three-and-a-half-year state of shock, and everything became silent.[7] Then a new plan came into force, Plan B. God had made arrangements in His Holy Scriptures for the execution of both plans. Many verses were written ambiguously, allowing two different interpretations—Plan A and Plan B.[8] Therefore, there is a trumpet cycle for Plan A that has already passed and one for Plan B which we are currently in, but both have common actors and related events. They are mirror images of one another, yet there is a huge difference...

The Last Trumpet Concert

It wasn’t until the second trumpet of the new cycle of Plan B that we finally responded to the request of Jesus’ in Luke 21[9] and looked up at the dates God marked, because we knew through the study of Time that our redemption was drawing nigh. Lo and behold, there were signs in the heavens beyond our wildest dreams. Suddenly, we could see parts of the trumpet prophecies fulfilled not only by earthly events, but also playing out right before our eyes on the heavenly canvas. We soon realized that the exposition of the whole Revelation was probably shown to the apostle John in a similar way.

In this section, we’ve already written about the first trumpet that began with the fires in Israel on November 22, 2016, and about the beginning of the second trumpet on March 6, 2017, before we had any idea of the heavenly drama. Even so, we recognized a curious “interlocking” of parts of the verses of the individual trumpet texts with partial fulfillments from the earlier trumpet cycle of Plan A, which ought to have been the last.

Sensational Discoveries

Today, at the beginning of the third trumpet, I can write about a far more meaningful “interlocking.” I got a first glimpse at these heavenly signs on May 8, 2017, and presented them to the congregation on May 10, 2017 in the Lord’s Supper sermon—both within the core time[10] of the second trumpet. It was a sensational discovery, since from then on we have been able to clearly associate certain parts of the trumpet texts with the heavenly signs, namely the constellations and planetary movements,[11] so that we could see their mirror image written with God’s hand on the canvas of the universe. God thus confirms in His own handwriting that the individual trumpets actually take place and begin exactly when His clock in the Orion indicates. This had not been the case in the trumpet cycle of Plan A,[12] and since it happens now, we know that we are truly hearing the sound of the seven last trumpets of Revelation before the seven last plagues.

This opens the possibility of a completely new view from now on of the trumpet warnings that are often confused with cosmic catastrophes. For example, in the third trumpet, a star should fall to the ground, burning like a lamp. Anyone who truly expects a real star to fall to the earth in order to fulfill the prophecy should ask why the Holy Scripture speaks of any further trumpets or plagues, since a star would completely devour the earth and make it part of its own nuclear fusion process. No one could survive such a catastrophe, and no one would have to think any further about the end of the world.

Trumpets are just warnings! That’s all. The first four, at least, will hardly produce the devastating events that could be expected according to the texts, if taken too literally, because only the last three trumpets are called “woes.” Those are the only ones that will really “hurt.” The Bible often refers to wars, and the watchmen had the job of making trouble known by sounding the trumpet. Long before the first arrow was shot, or the first explosions took place—often long before the hoofs of the horses of the approaching cavalry could be heard, the attentive soldier spotted a distant dust cloud from the guard post, which could quickly turn out to be danger. Then he would immediately give the trumpet signal to summon the defenders.

This is another warning that we must not get tired of preaching an unwanted and largely rejected message:

Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. (Ezekiel 33:2-6)

So we have a sacred duty to be “alarmists and fear-mongers,” and also to warn even if a dust cloud sometimes turns out to be a mirage in the hot desert wind. That is why it is so important that God now gives His heavenly signs in addition to the earthly events, precisely at the times indicated on His clock in Orion, and thus gives a twofold confirmation for the approaching end of the world—and His grace.[13]

A Seven-Note Chord

Before we consider the texts and interlocking of the first three trumpets again with our new knowledge of the divine heavenly signs, we should remember that the trumpets, like the seals, begin one after another but do not stop when the next trumpet begins to sound.

The underlying principle is Jericho again. After the seventh march on the seventh day (and that is where we are now), all the trumpets were blowing together. It is only natural to assume that they began to blow one after the other in order to harmonize in an increasingly loud chord. At some point they were all blowing together, and they probably also stopped blowing successively. It simply depends on the order in which the trumpeters run out of air. Of course, the person who started to blow first is more likely to run out of air first, assuming the trumpeters all have a similar lung volume and endurance.

That is how we must imagine the last seven trumpets of Revelation. The corresponding plague completes only the blowing of the associated trumpet. In other words, this means that the trumpets overlap. The first trumpet sounds until the first plague, the second trumpet until the second plague, etc. The seventh trumpet, which begins last, sounds throughout the plagues until the coming of Jesus in the seventh plague. Thus it is truly the last.

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

This can be easily shown by studying the plagues, too, which are really just the real and tangible fulfillments of the warnings predicted by the trumpets. For example, from the texts for the first and fifth plagues, one can see that the first plague (the ulcers) is still present in the fifth. When we compare the second, third, and fourth trumpets with their accompanying plagues, we see that what is only affected a third part in the trumpet—the sea, the fountains of water, the sun—is described as all-encompassing in the plague. The trumpet will continue just as long as it is serving as a warning. Of course, we can also apply this principle to trumpets and plagues that do not have an obvious link in their respective texts. An important conclusion from these findings is that when we have experienced the real-life happenings at the beginning of a trumpet, we can also predict fairly well what will come over mankind in the corresponding plague.

We can also see that the sixth trumpet will bring the Third World War. There is the talk of “loosing the four winds.” In the Bible, “wind” means war, and “four winds” means war from all four compass directions. Lately, we have been writing on a series of articles that will represent our legacy for those who must be faithful in the time of plagues, when every blast of the warning trumpets will cease, and who will have to be without sin, without an Intercessor, on a world full of madmen who are no longer restrained by the Holy Spirit. We write our “testament” so to speak, because at that time we are not likely to be among you any more, since we will either be silenced or killed. I recommend reading Chapter 11 of Revelation, but pray that you may receive a portion[14] of the Holy Spirit for understanding.

When God says …, He also means …

Please be patient and give me a moment to explain the differences in the various sequences of sevens in Revelation.

The Ancient Post Route The seven letters to the churches followed the historical route between the neighboring towns in Asia Minor. The letters, of course, were written to each church separately (by John on the island of Patmos). They were then put into the pack saddle of the postman’s horse and he rode along the route. The churches received the letters in the order of the given route, one by one. Thus it is right to look at the letters to the churches as a picture for the development of the Christian Church from about 100 AD up to the church of Laodicea today. In the 1850s, Ellen G. White started to call the Adventist church Laodicea, while at the beginning it was still Philadelphia. Most Christian churches belong to Sardis, however, because they have regarded time setting as humbug since the great disappointment of 1844, and thus never will know the hour of their visitation.[15]

Once a church had received the letter sent to it, however, the letter could be read again at any time. That means all the warnings that Christ gave are valid at all times. Everyone has to examine for himself which church he belongs to. For example, if you have lost your first love for Jesus, you live in Ephesus. If you are an anti-time-setter, you might call Sardis your home. And if you feel rich and don’t think you need these messages that we write to you on Jesus’ behalf, you live in the 20-million-resident megalopolis of Laodicea, which Jesus just spews out. It is also possible that you belong to more than one church! Those who want to be saved must leave those churches that are reprimanded by Jesus, and register with the local residents’ offices in either Smyrna (martyrs) or Philadelphia (the 144,000). All of the other churches will pass away, and their inhabitants will belong to the second resurrection. The citizens of Smyrna and Philadelphia, on the other hand, will all have a special place in heaven.

The martyrs of Smyrna will be recognized with a special feature on their robes for everyone in heaven to see: a red hem at the bottom of their white garments.[16] Like the marks in the hands of Jesus, their loyalty to the point of death will be forever remembered. The 144,000 priests will always be in the heavenly sanctuary and travel the universe with Jesus. But all the other redeemed ones will be completely satisfied and happy on the newly created earth. When that state of things is reached, the letters to the reprimanded churches will be closed and kept in the heavenly archives, because those “churches” themselves will no longer exist.

Classical Representation of the Book with 7 Seals Let’s move on to the book of seven seals. It is often not quite correctly shown, and therefore it was difficult for us to properly evaluate the closing of the seals at first. The book is described as having writing outside and inside, which means that a certain part could always be read without any of the seals having to be opened or broken. That corresponds to the Christian era from 100 AD to the beginning of the investigative judgment in heaven in 1844. The first seal was opened in 1846, as described in the Orion presentation, thus releasing a part of the text that was written inside. After much study, in 2016 we realized that the closing of each seal is described in the last chapters of Revelation, and we saw a chiastic structure in the seals like a pyramid. The first seal at the base is thus the longest and surrounds, in a sense, the other six. The second is the next longest and covers the remaining five, etc.[17]

But how does this notion fit with the general representation of the book of seven seals, in which all seven seals are fixed on the top of the one-sided parchment scroll? When God says “write and send it,” He means “write and send it” via the ancient post, with all the characteristics that the imagery entails. When He says “a book with seven seals,” He means a “book” as it was in that time: a scroll of parchments. However, a single parchment roll could not be partly unrolled if there were seven seals on its outer side, held together with still at least one unbroken seal. It would mean that all seven seals would first have to be broken in order to read the first text. That, however, would not correspond to Bible prophecy, where John saw things happen immediately every time a seal was broken.

The structure of the book of seven seals must therefore be different, and there must be a nesting. It must be that the roll with the first seal is outside, and when the seal has been broken and the roll unrolled for reading, one finds another roll within it with a second seal. This process continues until the book’s last roll with the seventh seal, stored inside the roll with the sixth seal, has been found.

Sevenfold Stacked Matryoshka Doll Adapted to today’s imagination, this would be like receiving an envelope with a single seal. You break the seal and open the envelope, and there you find an explanatory page that can be read immediately, and another envelope, which in turn is sealed. Thus, the first envelope encloses all the other sealed envelopes, etc. Another striking illustration of the seals of Revelation is a Russian doll, a Matryoshka doll, which is popular as a children’s toy where each doll is stacked inside the next larger one, like the scrolls, each of which packages the next one. Once all the dolls have been unpacked, the individual parts are put together again and closed.

I would not withhold from my readers the fact that I was pleasantly surprised during my research when I realized that the correct arrangement of the seals was not entirely new Christian knowledge. Louis Harms, a well-known Lutheran revivalist, wrote in 1871 in his book “The Revelation of St. John”[18] the following:

Recently, we have seen how the letter sealed with seven seals is not to be regarded as a single letter with seven seals, but, it has to be understood as seven nested letters. This shows us that the outermost encompasses all others as the letters are nested within each other, and that as one comes forth from the other, so also the judgments go forth which these seals contain. This is not the same as with the seven letters to the churches, each of which covers a definite period, but these judgments grow out of one another. [Translated]

We recognize that there are completely different concepts of the seals, and thus we draw different conclusions about past and future depending on whether we capture the pictorial language of God as He meant it or not.

It is likewise with the trumpets. God gives us much more information through the symbolic language than just trumpets blowing in succession. He tells us that since they begin to blow one after the other, they also run out of air one after the other. He tells us that the warnings are followed by the things that were warned of, and again in the same sequence as the warnings.

If each trumpet ends with its corresponding plague, when will the plagues end? As already explained, the plagues also overlap (see the first and fifth). We also know that the seventh plague begins just before the second coming of Jesus and is actually the longest. It is the seven years of the “atomic” winter, which extends to a time far after the coming of Jesus.[19] This last plague will end after all human beings have died, and then the earth will be completely lifeless for 1000 years.

This gives us the key to understanding the duration of each individual plague. Each continues until the last person on earth dies of it, who has not been sealed by the Holy Spirit to travel in the Holy City. For example, when the last person has died from the effects of radioactive contamination by ulcers, the first plague ends. When all living beings in the sea are dead, the second plague ends. The last people will surely starve and freeze in the seventh plague. God’s creation of the earth with all its beings will then have been undone, since man will have disregarded His authority in creation by accepting the mark of the beast or by worshiping the image of the beast.[20]

God compares the last three trumpets with the birth pangs of a woman.[21] A tip for self-study: search in the Bible to see for yourself where the travail of a woman is referenced and how many verses are involved. Try to understand what events are connected with it... Yes, they are all warnings of the plagues and the plagues themselves. They are all indications that both the trumpets and the plagues have something to do with the gestational time of about nine months.

The timing of the heavenly sign of the woman giving birth in Revelation 12, which is now spoken of by all the world, is very interesting in this context.[22] The sign began on November 21, 2016,[23] the first day after the expiration of Pope Francis’ year of mercy, and reaches its completion on September 23, 2017 after a little more than nine months of the “pregnancy” of the virgin with the “king planet,” Jupiter. The Orion clock, on the other hand, indicates that the plagues will last exactly nine months (280 days from August 20, 2018 to May 27, 2019) until the end of the time of the Second Coming of Jesus (and beyond, for the unrepentant).

Now it should really be clear why the Bible talks so many times about the birth pangs of a woman when it comes to the last “woe” trumpets and the plagues themselves. Two “kingly sons” will be “born.” Only one is the true heir of God. Pope Francis, who is none other than Gog of Magog,[24] plays the role of the false royal heir, who will have reached the height of his power in the fifth trumpet, when the beast of Revelation 17 ascends out of the bottomless pit,[25] shortly after the heavenly sign in the fourth trumpet. The last Christians will be persecuted under him in the fifth trumpet, the first woe, until the last martyrs have died at the beginning of the sixth, when the Third World War will break out as a result. That will be the second woe to come over mankind.

Gog of Magog

The seventh trumpet echoes throughout the plagues, no longer as a warning, but as the announcement of Jesus’ reign, until the seventh plague brings the fireballs of the great hail,[26] just before the return of Jesus. The seventh trumpet is, therefore, the last “birth pang” before the return of Jesus, foreshadowed by the heavenly sign of the woman, which is in the fourth trumpet—that is, shortly before the first real “woe” of the “rebirth” of King Jesus. This time He is not coming as a baby, but according to the impressiveness of the heavenly sign that was given in advance, as the ruler of the universe.

The three woes of the last trumpets are thus the last three contractions before the imminent “birth” of the true royal heir, Jesus Christ. The last three trumpets are the pangs of the church, which must suffer under the false prince, but the plagues will be the retribution without mercy for all the pain which the papacy and all the former Protestant congregations will have heaped upon the pure woman throughout all ages. The time of loving warnings is coming to an end, and the time of woe and revenge is approaching. Love warns with trumpet sounds; justice demands the painful cry of the former tormentors. God is both.

Ellen G. White also states bluntly that if God says something, He means it that way...

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. 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 will be moved out of their places. They will not pass away, but be shaken by the voice of God. {EW 41.1}

The Scorched Earth

With that knowledge, we’re ready to look at the first two trumpets, the beginnings of which are already behind us. In the first article of this series on the trumpets, we had illustrated the interlocking of the two divine trumpet cycles from Plan A and Plan B for the first trumpet, which began on November 22, 2016:

Interlocking of the 1st Trumpet

Our goal in deciphering the meaning of a trumpet should always be to discover what God wants to tell us and what He wants to warn us of! Of course, all trumpets are used together to warn of the end of the world, or the plagues and the end of God’s grace, but each one also tells us something about the HOW of the end time events. Sometimes the sound of a trumpet tells us of the enemy’s hidden machinations. The trumpets also have the purpose of protecting us from deception and fraud!

The first trumpet is special, because it corresponds to apparently the same “time on the clock” as the seventh, later. Only a circular clock face explains the textual connection between the first and the seventh trumpets by way of the twofold mention of the term “hail”:

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)

And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. (Revelation 11:19)

How would we have understood the warning of the first trumpet in the divine Plan A if the Adventist Church had fulfilled its duty and obligation, and had warned of the enemy and the plagues? We saw death on February 1, 2014 from the Indonesian volcano Sinabung, as well as a terrible warning of a possible outbreak of the Yellowstone supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the USA.[27] The still-merciful “hail and fire mingled with blood (death)” would have become a “great hail” in the seventh trumpet, which would have simultaneously ushered in the time of plagues.

Naturally, we could have assumed that the supervolcano, which only rumbled in the first trumpet, would have actually broken out in the seventh trumpet, and thus initiated the extinction of the human race through extensive burning of the earth’s surface. But would that really have been the correct interpretation of the warning? Doesn’t Jesus come because of those who destroy the earth? Isn’t it mankind itself who initiates self-destruction through sin without restraint of the Holy Spirit?

And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. (Revelation 11:18)

This is part of the text of the seventh trumpet. Notice that the nations WERE angry. That is, they already were in the sixth trumpet! Nation has risen against nation and an atomic war will have taken place that destroyed the earth, i.e. by contamination. The first plague speaks volumes, saying that the survivors will suffer from the ulcers of radiation sickness[28]—but only those who worshiped the image of the beast or accepted the mark! It is therefore extremely important to know what these things mean! The first trumpet already warns against this illusion, but only upon close inspection!

In a large volcanic eruption, molten rock is thrown to great heights and comes back on a ballistic trajectory. The column of the explosion can reach into the stratosphere, almost into space. The great heat of the ash cloud burns everything around the volcano, even reaching a radius of more than 1000km in the case of a supervolcano eruption. Is there a more striking symbol of nuclear war in nature, than the many rocks that are launched like missiles and fall back to the earth in a curve and cause devastation? “All green grass” will burn up in the atomic fire as it would in the ash cloud or lava of a volcano.

Both the ash clouds of a volcano and the fallout of atomic bombs would remain in the atmosphere for a long time, and all those who will have survived the nuclear war and the plagues up to the destruction caused by the great earthquake, the great hail of fireballs[29] and the consuming fire of the coming of Jesus, must then endure the “atomic” winter of seven years according to Ezekiel 39:9. They will kill each other with rage, caused by hunger and despair. Then, all life will have been extinguished on this planet for 1000 years.

My attention was again directed to the earth. The wicked had been destroyed, and their dead bodies were lying upon its surface. The wrath of God in the seven last plagues had been visited upon the inhabitants of the earth, causing them to gnaw their tongues from pain and to curse God. The false shepherds had been the signal objects of Jehovah’s wrath. Their eyes had consumed away in their holes, and their tongues in their mouths, while they stood upon their feet. After the saints had been delivered by the voice of God, the wicked multitude turned their rage upon one another. The earth seemed to be deluged with blood, and dead bodies were from one end of it to the other.

The earth looked like a desolate wilderness. Cities and villages, shaken down by the earthquake, lay in heaps. Mountains had been moved out of their places, leaving large caverns. Ragged rocks, thrown out by the sea, or torn out of the earth itself, were scattered all over its surface. Large trees had been uprooted and were strewn over the land. Here is to be the home of Satan with his evil angels for a thousand years. Here he will be confined, to wander up and down over the broken surface of the earth and see the effects of his rebellion against God’s law. For a thousand years he can enjoy the fruit of the curse which he has caused. Limited alone to the earth, he will not have the privilege of ranging to other planets, to tempt and annoy those who have not fallen. During this time, Satan suffers extremely. Since his fall his evil traits have been in constant exercise. But he is then to be deprived of his power, and left to reflect upon the part which he has acted since his fall, and to look forward with trembling and terror to the dreadful future, when he must suffer for all the evil that he has done and be punished for all the sins that he has caused to be committed. {EW 289.3-290.1}

What events did we see in the first trumpet of Plan B, which is actually in process? We clearly recognized the great fires in Israel as the fulfillment of the second part of the trumpet text, which spoke of the burning of a third part of the trees. Trees have always stood for the land of Israel:

Therefore thus saith the Lord God; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem. (Ezekiel 15:6)

Ezekiel 15 contains the parable of the vine tree, which is unsuitable for work or as a tool. Israel was the house of God which the apostles spoke of, where the judgments of God would begin. The first trumpet literally fulfilled this prophecy.

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17)

This is a divine warning. The whole Bible-believing world understands Israel to be the house of God, where the judgments of God should begin. Christianity, however, has long since become its successor, since the people of Israel were already finally rejected by God in AD 34 with the stoning of Stephen. Nevertheless, the Christian world still looks to Israel to see the fulfillment of the prophecies. God is so gracious that He literally fulfills the expectations of nominal Christians who are incapable of deciphering symbolic language, so that some might still wake up.

But be forewarned! What begins in Israel will spread to spiritual Israel and the whole earth. They are the ones who “do not obey the gospel of God,” including all of the ecumenical churches—even those with only observer status! While only a third of the trees—that is, only a third of the three world religions that are vying for supremacy at the Temple Mount: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—were burnt up (i.e. Israel as the Jewish state), by the end of the first trumpet, before the beginning of the first plague, “all green grass” will be burnt up, meaning all the vegetation of the earth.

When we read in the prophecies that a third part is concerned, it simply means that only a part of the earth’s population or a particular group will feel the fulfillment of the prophecy. If the trumpet texts are compared with the plagues, then this difference becomes clear. The things that the trumpets only partly affected, become worldwide judgments of God in the plagues.

The forest fires in Israel were started by Palestinian groups on the exact date of the beginning of the first trumpet, on the eve of November 22, 2016, devastating large parts of Israel. Please re-read the first article of this section.

The Israel-Fires

At the beginning of the third trumpet we see an escalation of the conflict. The situation at the Temple Mount has become explosive. There have been numerous injuries and deaths when Muslims under the age of 50 were denied access to the al-Aqsa mosque and police screening with metal detectors, i.e. for weapons, was ordered by the Israeli authorities. Headlines in the news talk of...

Israel risking igniting 'religious war' over Jerusalem security measures, warns head of Arab League

On July 21, the second day of the throne lines of the third trumpet, the Palestinians ceased all diplomatic contact with Israel. Even the UN Security Council convened on July 24 to avoid escalation into a great war! Do you see how the first trumpet is getting louder?

Writing about these fast end-time events is like shooting a moving target. New things are happening quickly as I write, which makes what I am looking at outdated again. We should always keep the big picture in mind, however. Watch an explanation of the crisis...

Let us study what God wants to show us here. A long time ago, I wrote about the plan of the Freemasons, who want to establish the New World Order through three world wars. This world order sees a Pope/Satan on the throne: a political-religious ruler in whom State and Religion are united, and who is worshiped like a god, as in the times of ancient Egypt. That is Satan’s real goal, namely to sit on the throne of God, or to claim for himself the world’s worship, which belongs to God alone.

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:8)

One source summarizes the planning of the Freemasons since 1871 as follows [translated]:

  • The first world war is intended to bring down Czarist Russia.

  • The Second World War will be based on nationalist efforts toward the founding of the state of Israel and the strengthening of communism.

  • The Third World War will begin with controversy between Muslim leaders and political Zionism. The rest of the world, however, is to be drawn into this conflict to the point of total exhaustion at all levels.

Two objectives have already been met. The preparations for the Third World War are moving forward at full speed before our eyes, and God Himself shows us these events in an unprecedented way. In the sixth trumpet, He speaks of the loosing of the four winds. Out of rumors (see, e.g., Matthew 24:6) will come the lamentation of mankind and a “time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time.” [30]

If “hail and fire” in the divine Plan B no longer indicates molten rock blasting from a super-volcanic eruption, but something else, then where do we find a clue on November 22, 2016 as to what it might be?

To find the hint, we must do what Jesus told us to do:

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:28)

We should look up at the firmament, and especially at the beginning of each trumpet. If we do this with planetarium software (Stellarium, for example) on November 22, 2016, we first confront ourselves with the question of where to look. The heavenly canvas is expansive!

Normally, the sun and moon, as the two great lights of the creation account,[31] point to interesting things on the dates predetermined by God. Even if God speaks of a “great burning mountain falling into the sea,” or a “star burning like a lamp,” we should “move the heavens” to see if there is such a sign on the firmament on the day indicated by the Orion clock.

If we look for “hail and fire” as an earthly event, then we are inevitably thinking of a volcanic eruption. But if we want to find “hail and fire” on the canvas of heaven, what should we look for? Of course, a meteor shower or the like! Now we know what to look for, and when. But where should we look? There are many places where meteor showers are found, and they often occur at the same time. In order for it to be a heavenly sign, the Bible text must also indicate the location.

The Orion clock helps us further. We know that the date of the first trumpet, as well as that of the seventh, is indicated by the star Saiph. Over seven years ago, God helped us realize that the four outer stars of Orion represent the four living beings around His throne. The order of the faces of the beings in Revelation 4:7[32] tells us that the first face is that of a lion. Saiph thus points to the constellation Leo. Can we see “hail and fire” in Leo on November 22, 2016?

The Leonids in the Blade of the Sickle

Yes! The Leonids are located directly in the sickle of Leo, and thus we also see a very important initial reference to a correlation between the harvest texts of Revelation 14:13-19 with the trumpet texts. The “sickle,” the asterism in Leo, is mentioned many times in the harvest texts, and the trumpets begin with a sign in just this sickle.

I have spoken of a connection between the first and seventh trumpets, since we are returning to Saiph (the lion) in the seventh trumpet after one round of the clock circle. Do we see a “lion sign” in the heavens again at the beginning of the seventh trumpet on August 20, 2018 (the plagues)?

Sun in the Sickle

Yes, again! This time, the sun is directly on the handle of the “sickle” in Leo. I don’t want to go too far on a tangent, but the corresponding harvest text reads as follows:

And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. (Revelation 14:19)

The winepress of the wrath of God is, of course, the plagues when the wrath of God is poured out upon the inhabitants of the earth without mercy. As of August 20, 2018, the Sun of Righteousness will shine with His sickle in hand to show the unrepentant that God is not just love.

The meteor shower from the constellation of Leo at the beginning of the first trumpet is described in the trumpet text as “hail and fire” “cast upon the earth.” Is there any better imagery for an atomic war on the heavenly canvas than meteors that enter the atmosphere like long-range ballistic missiles, which then explode above the cities like the Chelyabinsk meteor, in order to cause as much destruction as possible? Is there a more appropriate warning for the hail of the seventh plague than a meteor shower which then turns into devastating fireballs?

According to Revelation 8, the trumpets sound in heaven and not on the earth.

And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. (Revelation 8:2)

Of course we are talking about the seven stars of the Orion constellation, which we have been looking at since 2010, and which show the different cycles of the Orion clock. We should bear in mind that we should at least be able to “hear” or see parts of the trumpet tones in heaven, on the firmament! The first interpretation of the trumpet texts in Plan A was good, but not yet complete. Both interpretations lead to the same result: worldwide nuclear war, which burns all the grass and heralds the consequences in the plagues. The volcano from Plan A, however, was only an earthly picture of the sequence of events currently confirmed by God in His own handwriting on the canvas of the heavens.

The Fireballs of the Leonids Can we be sure that God points to the Leonids and not to some other meteor shower? It is already clear that Saiph indicates the constellation of Leo, but the description of the meteor shower in the text of the first trumpet gives more hints.

It is about “hail and fire” (i.e. fireballs) “mingled with blood.” The following legend accompanied the picture at right in an article on Earthsky.org about the Leonids:

Leonids are well known for their fireballs. Tony Hallas captured two in a single frame during the 2001 Leonid shower. Each also left a persistent, glowing train.

In the picture we can see very nicely the color of the trail. It is red (like blood). Another scientific article from NASA provides information about the composition of the meteorites of the Leonids and thus also their color when they burn in the atmosphere.

The color of many Leonids is caused by light emitted from metal atoms from the meteoroid (blue, green, and yellow) and light emitted by atoms and molecules of the air (red). The metal atoms emit light much like in our sodium discharge lamps: sodium (Na) atoms give an orange-yellow light, iron (Fe) atoms a yellow light, magnesium (Mg) a blue-green light, ionized calcium (Ca+) atoms may add a violet hue, while molecules of atmospheric nitrogen (N2) and oxygen atoms (O) give a red light. The meteor color depends on whether the metal atom emissions or the air plasma emissions dominate.

Of course, this “blood” also corresponds to a real earthly event and makes us even more confident that we are on the right track. There were about 16 deaths at both the Sinabung eruption of February 1, 2014 and the Tennessee fires, which began in late November 2016. It is remarkable that even the number of deaths is consistent for both possible trumpet cycles. However, only one of them is accompanied by the signs in heaven!

Whenever a trumpet sounds, we should note the position of the two great lights. In so doing, we see e.g. the moon in Leo at the beginning of the first trumpet, which confirms that we are looking at the correct region of the heavens. I shot a video to show the whole situation again. Maybe you can even see the “smoke” from the fires in Israel in it…?

So the beginning of the great sign of the woman of Revelation 12 is also exactly at the beginning of the entire trumpet cycle! The sign is fulfilled in the fourth trumpet, when the trumpet text speaks of the sun, moon, and stars, because then the moon is under the feet of the woman, the sun clothes her, and a crown of twelve stars is visible on her head. However, she became pregnant at the beginning of the trumpet cycle, and that is an important part of the sign of the woman of Revelation 12.

We also saw that in the first trumpet, the sun comes out of Libra, the balance, and its first day in Scorpio is a forewarning of the fifth trumpet, when the scorpions will play the lead role. The balance is a symbol of judgment and justice, indicating the beginning of the judgments of God with grace, namely the trumpets.

In the last part of our legacy series, I will show other additional harvest signs as a “notarial authentication” of our testament, in addition to the trumpet signs on the firmament. God confirms the last seven trumpets, His last warnings to mankind, not only by a heavenly sign at the beginning of each respective trumpet, but by two simultaneous heavenly events. Anyone can see them by reading these articles, and anyone can simply check with free planetarium software to see whether the Holy Spirit was guiding us in 2016 when He showed us the cycle of the last seven trumpets.

In the next part, I will show you how and when the ships were destroyed in the second trumpet, whose core time was from March 6, 2017 to July 19, 2017.

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In fact, the Book of Revelation is an open book: Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelation 1:3)  
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1 Kings 19:11-12 – And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.  
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Ellen G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets – When the divine Presence was manifested upon Sinai, the glory of the Lord was like devouring fire in the sight of all Israel. But when Christ shall come in glory with His holy angels the whole earth shall be ablaze with the terrible light of His presence. “Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He may judge His people.” Psalm 50:3, 4. A fiery stream shall issue and come forth from before Him, which shall cause the elements to melt with fervent heat, the earth also, and the works that are therein shall be burned up. “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel.” 2 Thessalonians 1:7, 8.

Never since man was created had there been witnessed such a manifestation of divine power as when the law was proclaimed from Sinai. “The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.” Psalm 68:8. Amid the most terrific convulsions of nature the voice of God, like a trumpet, was heard from the cloud. The mountain was shaken from base to summit, and the hosts of Israel, pale and trembling with terror, lay upon their faces upon the earth. He whose voice then shook the earth has declared, “Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.” Hebrews 12:26. Says the Scripture, “The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter His voice from His holy habitation;” “and the heavens and the earth shall shake.” Jeremiah 25:30; Joel 3:16. In that great coming day, the heaven itself shall depart “as a scroll when it is rolled together.” Revelation 6:14. And every mountain and island shall be moved out of its place. “The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.” Isaiah 24:20.

“Therefore shall all hands be faint,” all faces shall be “turned into paleness,” “and every man’s heart shall melt. And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them.” “And I will punish the world for their evil,” saith the Lord, “and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.” Isaiah 13:7, 8, 11; Jeremiah 30:6.

When Moses came from the divine Presence in the mount, where he had received the tables of the testimony, guilty Israel could not endure the light that glorified his countenance. How much less can transgressors look upon the Son of God when He shall appear in the glory of His Father, surrounded by all the heavenly host, to execute judgment upon the transgressors of His law and the rejecters of His atonement. Those who have disregarded the law of God and trodden under foot the blood of Christ, “the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men,” shall hide themselves “in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains,” and they shall say to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:15-17. “In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, ... to the moles and to the bats; to go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth.” Isaiah 2:20, 21. {PP 339.2-340.3

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Daniel 12:4 – But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.  
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The Orion presentation explains that one heavenly hour corresponds to seven earthly years. Half an hour of silence in heaven thus equals 3.5 years on the earth. 
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The judgment of the living begins as follows: And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. (Revelation 8:1)  
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Long before Plan B came into effect, we realized that Ellen G. White had written about two time proclamations in her book, Early Writings. She had seen two time proclamations at different times, and we analyzed those two visions in 2010, Is the Orion Message time setting? Other important biblical examples include the two ways of interpreting the “time, times and an half” from Daniel 12 and the 1260 days of the two witnesses from Revelation 11. It is impossible to say from the text whether each of the two witnesses gets 1260 days or three and a half years (Plan B) or whether this period applies to both together (Plan A). 
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Luke 21:28 – And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 
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The “core time” of a trumpet or plague is the period from the beginning of the trumpet/plague to the beginning of the next trumpet/plague. It can also be referred to as the pie slice of the Orion clock that is formed by two successive trumpets/plagues. 
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In the first part of my Lord’s Supper sermon, I explained in detail that I am dealing with biblical astronomy and not with astrology. 
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Of course, we also searched the trumpet cycle of Plan A for signs in heaven. We could not find any. God, in His capacity as Time, knew that Plan B would come to fruition. 
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We will see in the last article of the Legacy series that there is actually even a threefold heavenly confirmation from God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: the clock in the Orion, the heavenly signs of the trumpets, and the heavenly signs of the harvest texts from Revelation 14:13-19. 
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The series of studies on the portions of the Holy Spirit gives important periods of end-time prophecy. There are 372 daily rations for the 144,000 in addition to the 1260 portions for the time of the judgment of the living, after the 3.5 years of silence in heaven. The latter rain has been given since the year 2010, and those who have not rejected it have also received the daily rations for these special periods of trial. We speak here of the wise virgins of the parable of Jesus, who bought enough reserve oil for their lamps. 
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Revelation 3:3 – Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.  
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Ellen G. White, Early Writings – As we were traveling along, we met a company who also were gazing at the glories of the place. I noticed red as a border on their garments; their crowns were brilliant; their robes were pure white. As we greeted them, I asked Jesus who they were. He said they were martyrs that had been slain for Him. With them was an innumerable company of little ones; they also had a hem of red on their garments. {EW 18.2
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Our first attempt to depict the chiastic structure of the seven seals is in The Seven Lean Years. However, we are revising the diagram just slightly on the basis of our latest findings, and the changes are explained in the Legacy series, in Section 2: The Testament
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This is all explained in detail in The Seven Lean Years
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We have written two other articles in this category to that end: The Mark of the Beast and The Age of Aquarius
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Revelation 8:13 – And I beheld, and heard an angel 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! 
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See also Part III of my Lord’s Supper sermon
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The world speaks of November 20. That is a little bit inaccurate, however. See my first video in this article about the heavenly signs at the beginning of the first trumpet. 
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See Ezekiel 38 and 39, and also our entire article series about Pope Francis
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Revelation 17:8 – The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.  
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Revelation 16:21 – And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.  
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Revelation 16:2 – And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. 
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Revelation 16:17-21 – And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. 
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Daniel 12:1 – 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.  
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See the first part of my Signs in Heaven sermon, which also shows that biblical astronomy is not astrology. 
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Revelation 4:7 – And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.  
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