It was just days ago that US President Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and restarted sanctions against that nation’s theocratic government. Yet in the brief time since that announcement on May 8, a whole lot has happened! The next day (May 9), Israel declared that 20 Iranian rockets were launched against it, targeting sites in the disputed Golan Heights district, which Israel governs without UN support. Their response came the following day (May 10), which saw “the most extensive military exchange ever between the two adversaries,” when Israel destroyed up to 70 Iranian targets in Syria, striking what it considers to be “a severe blow to Iran’s military capacity in Syria.”
Sounds like war, doesn’t it? No, no! This is just an example of “limited skirmishes” and “clashes” that “will likely be sporadic and not escalate to a wider conflagration.” At least, that’s what the risk consultancy firm, Eurasia Group, would have you believe. “There, there, don’t worry. Everything will be fine,” they say, lulling you back to sleep as the whirlwind approaches with great destruction in its path. Perhaps they didn’t consider that in order to wage war against Iran directly, Israel would need to first debilitate Iranian operations in neighboring Syria. With the forest cut down, the wind can blow more freely.
Contrary to that mild assessment, the following day (May 11), a top Iranian cleric threatened that two important Israeli cities would be destroyed if Israel behaves “foolishly.” Now we’re talking about more than simple “targets”. Targets are generally buildings, not cities! Thus, such a threat requires weapons of a much larger destructive capacity—such as a nuclear arsenal would provide. So is this just an idle threat coming from Iran, who, per the Iran deal, has pared down its nuclear program to preclude weapons-grade usage, in exchange for sanctions relief? Where is this headed, and how will it affect those of us who are far-removed from Syria? To better understand, we need to consider the prophetic perspective of that deal once again.
After a year of long delays, a final 7-day extension announced the last official deadline for completing the Iran deal: July 7, 2015. The sixth trumpet was to begin the next day according to the Orion Trumpet Clock, which had been published for nearly a year and a half. When the deadline came, the EU foreign policy chief said “We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days. This does not mean we are extending our deadline. I told you one week ago more or less, we are interpreting [our deadline] in a flexible way.” Thus, the negotiations continued on overtime for the seven days that overlapped with the sixth trumpet timeframe before the deal was finally completed!
As we already explained in Fire from Heaven, this deal was the political reason why instead of the loosening of the four angels from the Euphrates, as the sixth trumpet text prophesies, there was instead the delay of Revelation 7:1-3:
And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. (Revelation 7:1-3)
At that time, we anticipated that the loosening of the four angels at the Euphrates was symbolic of the destruction and subsequent purification of the Seventh-day Adventist Church along with apostate Christianity. This was the audience to whom we addressed the Carmel Challenge. The Euphrates represents the fourth river of truth that flowed since Eden; the fourth angel’s message. Long after we had published the sixth trumpet date for that time (July 8, 2015), the Adventist Church scheduled its highly divisive vote relating to women’s ordination on that very day!
Now however, we are in a different time. The events of the present trumpet cycle have been largely political, on a global scale, and unrelated to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which God rejected as His people after their consistent rejection of all His messengers, just as He did of the Jews and apostate Christians before. Seeing the political connections with the trumpet cycle, it appears that when the sixth trumpet comes, it will be a political fulfillment, rather than one localized to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
With the Iran deal signed, instead of the four winds of world war whipping up into destructive action—each nation protecting its own individual interests at the Euphrates in Syria—Iran and Israel were held back from provoking this great war through their most devastating confrontations—until now. The timing of Trump’s withdrawal from the deal is amazing, for it came precisely at this time, when the sixth trumpet is looming again, nearly three years later! It is just in time to stir up the hornets’ nest so the angry nations can ignite a world-wide conflagration for the sixth trumpet.
At the time when the Iran deal was signed, we had to rely on faith in God’s word alone, sometimes searching long and hard to understand the deeply symbolic fulfillments in the news. Today, however, with the fifth trumpet sounding loud and clear, our faith is becoming sight in the top headlines on a regular basis! These things were written that you might understand and believe. God demonstrates His authorship of the clocks in Orion for all to see, for He alone knows the end from the beginning! Come and see how Time and circumstances combine to reveal the divine signature.
We have written extensively about our experience throughout the time spanning the two Orion trumpet cycles. When we reached our mountaintop experience, we prayed for more time, following Jesus’ example of self-sacrifice. Then God, who is Time, took the timeline of events, and bent it into the shape of a mountain, a symbol for His kingdom. In so doing, important events going up the mountain are paired with related events in the opposite order going down the mountain. What are those related events in this case, you ask?
Climbing the ascending slope, first the framework for the nuclear deal was agreed on, concluding meetings in Lausanne, Switzerland in April of 2015. Then the prophesied time for the sixth trumpet began on July 8 of the same year, followed by the delayed completion of the nuclear deal on July 14, as mentioned above.
On the downslope, the sequence of events is reversed. First, we come to a time opposite the final agreement of all parties. The corresponding time on the downslope is May 8, 2018, when the US pulled out of the deal and reestablished sanctions against Iran. Then comes the sixth trumpet with its deafening blast from June 3-10, in line with the sixth trumpet on the opposite side. Do you see how God fulfills prophecy? We may think in a straight line, but time reflects the nature of God’s kingdom, which is symmetrical like a mountain! The event opposite the framework talks for the Iran nuclear agreement is a much-anticipated meeting for a different nuclear agreement: that with Iran’s pal, Kim Jong-un, slated to take place on June 12, 2018 in Singapore, the “Switzerland of Asia”!
In our article, 70 Weeks of Trouble, we showed how May 14 is marked in the heavens as the end of the five months of torment within the fifth trumpet, as the sun leaves the constellation of Aries. This was well before Trump surprised the world with the announcement that the Embassy would be moved on that very day—a year earlier than he had let on before! We posited that a possible peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians could be signed then. The peacemaking overtures that we anticipated may indeed be heard, but they have been coming from a different quarter: Kim Jong-un.
But given that the talk between Trump and Kim Jong-un is scheduled for after the four winds are unleashed at the sixth trumpet, it doesn’t look like it will materialize at all. While our expectations for the fulfillment of God’s word were disappointed at the sixth trumpet of the ascent, the expectations for the fulfillment of the nations’ word of peace and security are set to be utterly decimated in the final descent. God’s word stands from the beginning and will be fulfilled in His time, while the pride of man will be brought low.
Do you see how God has left His fingerprints on the Carmel challenge of the sixth trumpet? Yet that’s not all!
When Elijah called the people together to see which deity would answer with fire from heaven, he gathered them to Mount Carmel. Today, the city of Haifa—one of the two cities that Iran just threatened to destroy—lies on the north slope of that same mountain! Indeed, this is the mountain of the sixth trumpet. Its slopes were caught in the fires that began in perfect sync with the trumpet cycle on November 22, 2016. As one author for Kehila News Israel at the time wisely noted regarding them,
The fires should be a wake-up call to all who live in Israel. The damage and disruption caused by the fires is nothing compared to what is very likely to happen in the next major war with our enemies.
You may not live in Israel, but the wake-up call is in truth for the whole world. In fact, God is presently giving another wake-up call closer to home for many sleepers: the Hawaiian volcano should serve to inform you that the United States is not protected from the looming destruction either. The same author asks:
Are we tuned in to the Holy Spirit enough to sense the lateness of the hour and that we are living in “the days of Elijah”?
Do you sense the lateness of the hour? If not, take a look at the clock! We are indeed living in the days of Elijah, and he has called us to Mt. Carmel to meet with Time. Multitudes of false prophets have been dancing to the rapture song in an excited frenzy since the sign of the woman on September 23, 2017, but the fire of the Holy Spirit is not with them. Now it’s the time when Time will act! Just as the Elijah of old prayed a simple prayer, so did the last Elijah pray for more time to bring the people to make a firm decision for the Lord, and he has repaired the altar of the Lord for the sixth trumpet.
And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. (1 Kings 18:30)
And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice [our summit cross], that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. (1 Kings 18:36)
Now the prophesied delay is coming to an end, and the Iran deal that accomplished that delay politically is out of the way. One wind is unleashed. Iran and Israel are at each other’s throats, and they each have powerful nuclear-capable friends—the support of whom, it seems, the Eurasia Group didn’t consider plausible in their unalarming risk assessment. But the Bible indicates that at the sixth trumpet, all four messengers who are bound at the Euphrates (in Syria and Iran) will be unleashed, and the winds they hold will blow in a sudden destruction.
With the sudden apparent change of attitude from North Korea’s young dictator, the world has an increasing sense of security, in the hope that peace may soon be achieved. But the Bible instructs us:
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Note that they only say peace and safety, but what comes is neither peace nor safety, but sudden and intensely painful destruction.
In Satan’s world, darkness and deception is the medium in which everyone works. In secrecy, nations work to accomplish their own purposes and develop their own power. So when Kim Jong-un has a sudden attitude change, you can be sure there’s something up his sleeve. Likewise, if Iran is willing to halt its nuclear program, then one should question why it isn’t so important to them. It is known that these two nations have a warm relationship based on complimentary needs: one for nuclear weaponry, the other for oil and cash.
Soon it will be known who has access to nuclear weaponry. The Orion trumpet clock highlights several nations including Islam in general, North Korea, Iran, Russia, and even China as some who will “clash” with the United States and Israel in that “skirmish” that will become known as World War III and will leave behind a decimated planet. But you may protest that the US is not inclined to get involved in Israel’s conflicts with Iran and Syria. This is where another biblical parallel sheds light on the subject.
When the prophet Daniel sought the Lord regarding a troubling vision, he entered a season of soul-searching for “three full weeks,” meaning each week was complete: from Sunday, the first day of the week, to Sabbath, the seventh. Then came an angel in answer:
Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. (Daniel 10:12-13)
The angel was not engaged in a physical battle with the prince of Persia, but was seeking to influence him to make a decision in Israel’s favor, which meant following through with his decree to rebuild Jerusalem. At the end of those three weeks, Michael came to help him.
At the beginning of the sixth trumpet on June 3, Jesus stands up to fill the censer and throw it to the earth. Now the significance of Daniel’s experience starts to become clear. Before Jesus (Michael) stood up to help, the angel struggled for three full weeks to influence the decision of the nation’s leader. Likewise, there must be three full weeks before June 3, 2018, when Jesus stands up to throw the censer to the earth. Indeed, June 3 is a Sunday, immediately following three complete weeks that began on May 13!
During those three weeks, the leader who is to be influenced to make a decision in favor of Israel is President Trump. If he maintains his hands-off approach to Israel, then the little state will have no defenses against the powerful friends of its Iranian enemy—Russia, China, and North Korea, especially. The United States is the only nation supportive of Israel, who has the capabilities to defend against that formidable group.
When Jesus stands up after those three weeks, it could be the time when Trump is persuaded, and all four winds begin to be unleashed in all their fury. Soon thereafter, Jesus remains in the Most Holy Place of the sanctuary for but a short time before putting on the garments of vengeance. This transition takes place in time for the plagues to begin on August 20. After that time, sin cannot be forgiven, because Jesus will no longer be ministering before the mercy seat in the Most Holy Place.
Yes, we live in solemn times. The final movements are rapid ones, but full of prophetic significance and ever-increasing scale. Therefore, let none think they will not be affected, because the “angels” of war are still bound to the Euphrates, where Iran and Israel are fighting in Syria. There are but few days before the angels are released from the Euphrates, and the four winds may begin to blow from the four quarters of the whole earth, bringing sudden destruction—perhaps to your doorstep.
And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. (Revelation 9:13-14)
Are you prepared? The messengers of destruction certainly are, and it won’t be pretty:
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:15)
Nations friendly to Iran also have active interests in the region, and could be actively drawn into the war that began with the “peacekeeping move” to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Time will tell exactly which nations will fight against whom, but one thing is certain from the clock of God: the period between June 3 and June 10 promises to be horrifyingly destructive, described as killing “the third part” of the population, and only those who have made friends with Time will be at peace. Should Iran succeed in following through with its threat, and fire falls from heaven on Haifa and Mt. Carmel, will you be at peace?
The world’s elite have their special reinforced bunkers, and they will soon be hiding in them. But God has not left His children defenseless. He has a heavenly kingdom and has provided a bunker in the safety of His law to protect the heavenly interests. Will you heed the warning? Will you prepare your heart and be sealed by the Holy Spirit with the understanding that God is giving to you through this message? It is time to separate from the churches, which have received the mark of same-sex marriage and every perversion, following the nations around them. Separate yourself from the things that enamor you with this world, for they will soon be blown away by the looming storm. Mold your heart to match the sacrificial character that every inhabitant of God’s kingdom possesses. You know John 3:16:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
But do you know 1 John 3:16?
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (1 John 3:16)
Our Lord calls us to sacrificial action. In order to willingly lay your life down for another, you must have a humble opinion of yourself, judging yourself no worthier of life than the other. It is to love your neighbor as yourself—the second summarized commandment of the law. The inquiry, “What must I do to be saved?” is not the measure of the stature of Christ! We are called to go beyond that. When we see our own salvation as unimportant, and live instead to serve God and our neighbor in the best way we can, so that they may not lose life, then we understand something of the selfless stature of the fullness of Christ.
This describes the 144,000 who are redeemed from the earth—the righteous who survive all the turmoil on the earth in its last days. They are the generation that proves that Christ’s own character can be reproduced in human beings while living under the worst of circumstances on a destroyed earth, yet without sin. Will you join that number? Will you, as a friend of Jesus, lay down your crown of life in gratitude at the feet of Him who gave His life for you? It is for your preparation, that the Lord has provided the instruction on our websites. He has even provided a clock for the seven last plagues that begins ticking on August 20, 2018. Deepen your Bible study with them today, and download an offline copy for use when the Internet is unavailable.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. (Jude 1:24-25)