God has remembered the sins of Babylon, and her double reward is already being poured out as her plagues intensify by the day! After the background from Part I, you will now understand more about that time of reward and how it will continue to be executed upon the great city in ever- increasing severity until it is finally destroyed.
This is the closing period of earth’s history, and God will separate His wheat from the tares. It includes the time of tribulation, when the earth reels from the birth pangs leading to Christ’s return; a time of the spilling of the blood of many martyrs, who will be executed for their loyalty to the truth and the Holy Spirit. Yet this time of death and sacrifice of God’s people represents a time of victory for Christ’s eternal kingdom! It is a time when the final battle is fought between the forces of good and evil. A time when Satan’s deceptions will be countered by the light of heaven, which is foretold to fill the earth!
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. (Revelation 18:1)
It is time for the world to make a final decision on which side they will stand, whether for Jesus and His law or for Satan and his counterfeit system of human rights. One thing is certain, however. As much as we have sought to prepare, present, and share this message, alarmingly few have accepted it. Now is the time of spiritual famine, and this bread from God is not so readily available for a world who did not want it. Thus, the Spirit must lead His people to find it, as He prophesied:
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)
We can see that many are receiving dreams and visions that relate very clearly to this message. Truly, the Holy Spirit is actively doing His work to gather His sheep from the Babylonian folds into His one true fold!
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. (John 10:16)
In the Revelation, this gathering time is indicated when Jesus calls out to His own to come out of Babylon in an effort to rescue them from their danger.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Revelation 18:4)
The final chapter of the story of how God turns the tide of deception and injustice is one that describes a world brought to chaos and ruin to separate the true Christians from the false. Then God will bring the true-in-heart through an experience of sacrifice while the worldly system of selfish ambition and kingly power suffers under the crippling plagues that are the inevitable result of those sinful ways. This is the story written by Time on the clock, whose segments will come to life as the mystery of God is presented.
In this part, you will especially learn how—and when—“Babylon the great” will be brought down, while Part III will reveal more of the precious treasures in store for God’s people in that time. Fasten your seatbelts, because this will be a bumpy road, but the Lord has revealed all as He promised!
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
The plagues of Babylon have been poured out already and are bringing her to ruin. Sadly, however, most have chosen to ignore the truth of this because it didn’t meet their expectations. They forgot that God’s ways are far higher than man’s, and therefore, we must look up and be ready to learn new things and unlearn many old ones! Those who are resistant to this, because of their biases and assumptions must be taught by another means—the iron rod of Christ.
Thus, as the preceding judgments have failed to produce their effect in waking up and maturing His people, greater and more thunderous plagues must come! The developments now seen in the earth are the product of many things that began when the plagues were first poured out. A simple review of what God pointed to in the Orion plagues cycle will make that abundantly clear!
Would you agree that the Stench of the First Plague regarding the abuse of children in the Catholic Church was and is a major pestilence, from which it has not healed? Or what about The Black Blood of Jamal Khashoggi? His death on the day of the beginning of the second plague catapulted his Arabic name to the halls of fame until it has become a household term across the globe, and a symbol for the death of free speech by corrupt ruling powers striving to silence their opposition by any means! Did you hear the voice of God’s wrath from Orion? You will see momentarily how these divine indictments against the world leaders have served as warnings of greater judgments that are dividing the great city as I write these words!
The third plague pointed to the Bloody Waters of the Ukraine, an area that has repeatedly come into the spotlight in relation to Russia and is now also plaguing the president of the United States, threatening to bring down his self-acclaimed “great and unmatched wisdom”!
As I write this, the news is still full of the consequences of Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds in Syria, which happened on the Betelgeuse day of the extended Orion clock, October 6/7, 2019. But the forewarnings of this were given by God when Trump made a similar move, plaguing the sun of the Kurdish flag, as we wrote at that time:
God connected them [the secondary themes of the fourth plague, including the withdrawal of US support from the Kurds on December 19, 2018] through the beginning date of the plague [December 19, 2018], and therefore they serve as warnings of what is to come when the wrath of God reaches its fulness at the pouring out of the seventh plague. Then all those threatenings—not only of the fourth plague, but also of all the other plagues—will be executed upon the unbelievers.
Should it come as a surprise, then, that we are seeing all the previous plagues coming back again with greater force, now that we are in the time of the seventh plague?
The trend continues with the tongue-gnawing of the fifth plague, as manifested in the Catholic Church’s three-week-long Amazon synod, whose first official plenary sessions also began with the fourth thunder on the Betelgeuse point, October 7, 2019!
Like the pope’s “abuse summit” with US cardinals in the core time of the fifth plague before, this synod also fails to address the real issues in the Amazon, as one Amazonian missionary bishop stated:
Unfortunately, the synod doesn’t know, or knowing doesn’t understand, the significance, for the present and the future of the Amazon, of the faces of anguished, re-victimized and denigrated children, [abused] by their own parents and relatives, subjected to a slavery that forms an essential part of the abandoned and destroyed face of Jesus in the Amazon.
He continued to lament “the tendency to equalize the indigenous cultures with the Gospel [that] is overwhelming” in the synod’s working document, crying out,
Where is the defense of the Amazon, of its children, in the Instrumentum laboris [working document], and, therefore, in the synod?
On the contrary, by uplifting the culture (through so-called “inculturation”) wherein those evils are prevalent and supported, and at the same time ignoring the issue, a form of cover-up is again practiced in support of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes against children! The stench just keeps getting more and more intense and unbearable. Is it not time for the Lord to act!?
The plagues are definitely present throughout the darkened kingdom of the beast! And Trump has even paved the way across the dried-out Euphrates, inviting Turkey—and the kings of the east who benefit, like Russia, Iran, or Syria—to gather for battle, as prophesied in the sixth plague. And again, this decision was announced on that important day marked by Betelgeuse on this second cupful of her reward (the seven thunders)—October 7, 2019!
It is when we consider the seventh plague, however, that things really get interesting—and revealing! The seventh plague passage contains a slew of symbolic events that are to transpire before Jesus returns. We could list them as follows (quoting from Revelation 16:17-21):
the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air;
there came a great voice…, saying, It is done.
there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings;
there was a great earthquake,…
the great city was divided into three parts,
the cities of the nations fell:
great Babylon came in remembrance before God,…
every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven,…
These must span the timeframe from the beginning of the seventh plague on May 6, 2019, and continuing through the period of the seven thunders until the great rapture at the Second Coming, which the double reward of the plagues indicates will be on April 27, 2020 as explained in Part I.
The first event described in the seventh plague passage is the pouring of the vial into the air. This was fulfilled after a hail of unguided rockets was sent through the air over Israel from Gaza in the worst escalation of tensions between them in five years. Thus began the seventh plague at sunset on May 5, 2019, while we were watching for the new moon, in case it might peer through the heavy clouds that blocked our view as much as the overcast skies over Israel, pictured here.
The moon was not sighted that night, so the new month began a day later, which according to the Paraguayan season, was the second possibility for the seventh month, making May 6/7 the Feast of Trumpets for us. This marked the beginning of the seventh trumpet during which the mystery of God must be finished!
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. (Revelation 10:7)
We heard the voice of the seventh angel trumpeting the importance of active study on the part of the church. God’s secrets of time were not effortlessly revealed in dream or vision, but through a great deal of challenging and intense study, and the church needs to show the same willingness and interest in deciphering the hidden things of God’s word. How many are content to sit back and feed on the milk that is dribbled down their throats with a feeding tube from their church leaders? Who is willing to go out on a limb and study something that may even contradict their present understanding? Do you test all things?
This is a problem among God’s people that prevents them from advancing in their knowledge of the truth. Therefore, they have little more to teach than what Paul taught nearly 2000 years ago. Have you considered what God was waiting for if this was all Jesus ever expected from His people? Until the apostle John’s death, many among the early church believed he might live to see Jesus return, as Jesus Himself hinted at! Have you considered that it may not have had to take so long?
And could it be that Jesus also would rather have come already, but His people have still not been ready? Yet even in this last generation, there were a small remnant of believers who were not too afraid of time-setting to consider the possibility that God may be revealing the deep mysteries of Time. They looked at the evidence and had to choose between embracing the weight of evidence or stubbornly holding fast to their long-held beliefs against time-setting. How has it been with you? Many were interested in studying until they realized that it was dealing with time-setting, and then they abandoned the study, rather than evaluate the evidence.
The Lord has waited and waited. And at our request, He waited and waited some more. Clock cycle after clock cycle was given, understood, taught, and distributed far and wide; we even paid a hefty sum for advertisements dispersed across the Christian world like the leaves of autumn to invite them to look up to God’s clocks and know that the time is short. But as with the Jews of old, the Lord appeared in a form they were not prepared to recognize, so they passed Him by. His voice was to them as thunder.
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: (Hebrews 12:25)
The seven thunders thus began with the Lord speaking from heaven in a solemn voice that but few understood, saying, “It is done!”. This time, there would be no more delay; no more time on the clocks. The final seven thunderously roaring segments had begun.
And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: (Revelation 10:5-6)
The last clock had begun to tick, and the mystery of God was being finished. The great sign of the tables of stone began to unfold in heaven for the whole world to see—if they looked up to the stars with understanding.
God’s chosen church, who had the resources to have real influence in a world of respecters of persons, could have done much to persuade God’s sheep in other folds to see the truth, but they would not serve Him. Therefore, He must bring His sheep almost violently from their ways like the angels grabbing righteous, but unwise Lot and his immediate family to move them to safety before it was too late!
For the time while God still speaks with gentle, symbolic warnings, one must be awake to perceive them! How can a sleeper feel a great, but symbolic earthquake, though it indeed shakes the entire planet, if they are not looking up to the discern God’s voice from heaven and take warning? The advancements of Astronomy and Science are not just to satisfy the curiosities of university professors! God increases their knowledge, so that His voice may be discerned in great discoveries! One recent newsworthy discovery was indeed earth-shaking—and much more!
It was a quake so gargantuan that the very fabric of spacetime recoiled with vibrations that travelled not just across the globe, but nearly a billion light-years (and therefore also temporal years), shaking everything in its path. After their long journey, the gravitational waves from the universe-shaking merger of a black hole and a neutron star were finally observed for the first time on a very important date: August 14, 2019—the very day marked by the second throne line on the right of the clock!
While the entire earth shook from this quake, which was detected simultaneously in Europe and America, only those attuned to God’s clock in Orion could appreciate its fulfillment of prophecy, recognizing its perfect timing! Could it be that this silent earthquake stands as a great warning and reflection of a real earth-shaking event that no one will miss? God gives us opportunity to receive the necessary truth in good times, but when we fail to do that, He mercifully brings the opportunity again in a stronger way through times that are not so good. When might such a stronger way arise again? We will learn about this momentarily!
In the seventh plague description, it says that “there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings” after the voice from the throne says, “It is done!” This is a fitting description for the time of the seven thunders beginning with Rigel on June 18, 2019, as that voice joins the voice of the seventh trumpet. It also coincides closely with the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, when at least one notable storm created an uncharacteristic lightning show, which hurricanes don’t normally exhibit.
This record-setting hurricane was active in the time shortly before, during, and after the Bellatrix point on the Orion cycle. It was the slowest storm in more than half a century, and one meteorologist noted that…
“In records going back over a century, there are no cases where an Atlantic Category 5 hurricane has impacted a land area for as long as Dorian battered the Bahamas,”
Thus was fulfilled the beginning of the seventh plague with its voices, thunders, and lightnings. And concurrently, the seventh trumpet continued to sound as the finishing of the mystery of God came closer to completion.
Looking at the seventh plague text again, the next phrase to consider speaks of “the great city”, by which description Babylon is called. We should understand that Babylon is a “great” city, that is, it is very big and multi-faceted. Many understand that the USA is Babylon, and that is true, but it is not a complete picture. That is like saying that Manhattan is New York City. It is, but New York City encompasses more than just Manhattan. Likewise, Babylon encompasses more than just the USA.
In Chapter 17 of the Revelation, the “judgment of the great whore” is depicted, and this whore has the name of Babylon written on her forehead. As Philadelphia is sealed with a three-part seal, so also this whore (a woman, representing a church) sitting on a scarlet-colored beast has a contrasting three-part seal, which is described collectively as “a name”
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY [the first part], BABYLON THE GREAT [the second part], THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH [the third part]. (Revelation 17:5)
In contrast to this one name, described in three parts, Philadelphia’s seal has three separate names, as Jesus says to them:
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 [the first part], and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God [the second part]: and I will write upon him my new name [the third part]. (Revelation 3:12)
Let’s compare the two side by side:
We already noted something that speaks to the difference between the true three-Person united Godhead and the false, one-manifested-in-three trinity of Satan. The true Godhead has three names, while the false has only one name, described in three parts. Satan will not share his throne with another!
Thus, just as the three names of the Godhead describe Their character, so the three parts of the one name written on the whore describe the character of Satan. The principal characteristic of Satan is described as “mystery” or secrecy. Since he first led the rebellion in heaven, everything he does is shrouded in dark secrecy, so as not to divulge his true character or motives.
That which is on the whore’s mind is Babylon the Great—“that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness!” The desire for wealth and greatness is written on her forehead. Whoever controls the money has the power over those who are likewise looking for greatness and wealth. But on the contrary, God’s people desire the “holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” And the adornment of God’s bride is not the costly jewels of the whore!
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10)
The bride of Christ has that inward adorning of the Spirit, “For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;”
And while Philadelphia is sealed with Jesus’ new name, Alnitak—meaning The Wounded One, referencing His exemplary act of self-sacrifice—the egocentric whore has her own name written: the mother (church) of harlots and the (sexually perverted) abominations of the earth. By putting this seal on her forehead, God exposes her for who she is. Have you recognized the papal whore? God is bringing the secrecy of her cover-ups to light, and exposing the abuse of power within her priestly ranks as we wrote about in The Stench of the First Plague – Part I.
Indeed, Babylon represents the entire worldly system of self-exaltation through power-seeking and the amassing of wealth. The corruption of man and the dark evils hidden by secret societies to protect the rich and powerful is all a part of “the great city, Babylon”. And the Vatican secretly presides over it all. Articles like this one from the end of Benedict XVI’s reign give a taste of how they secretly manage their wealth. Do you think the world leaders all go to the pope because he is such a humble man? It is money that makes the world go round! In the language of the Bible, “the kings of the earth have committed fornication” with her. And it is the merchants and traders who especially mourn her judgment in Revelation 18!
Through cases like the botched cover-up of the Khashoggi murder that revealed the evil plotting of the Saudi crown prince, MBS (a.k.a. Mr. Bone Saw), God is not remaining silent, but is exposing Babylon for the world to see. President Trump can sing a song about trying to keep his secret dealings from getting into the public light! Now that the seventh trumpet is about finished, so is its namesake in the White House!
Looking again at the clock and the sequence of the seventh plague events, the Bible indicates that the great city (Babylon) would be divided into three parts following the earthquake.
…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, (Revelation 16:18-19)
It is important to understand that the final events, while rapid, each still span a period of time, and while they may begin or be rooted in one day, there is a process of unfolding that occurs through a longer timeframe. Thus, while the stars of Orion mark very significant dates, the core segments are when most of the real developments take place in relation to the initial event, just as lightning strikes in an instant, but the thunder rolls for a while thereafter. Take the great earthquake, for example.
The earthquake itself happened in one day: August 14, 2019, but the ensuing division into three parts takes considerable time. In fact, when we look at the Orion clock, we can see very clearly what that division refers to, because the throne lines where the earthquake happened are reflected across the clock like a river, naturally dividing the clock in half, with three segments on one side of the river and three segments on the other side.
Being that half of that time of division has passed as of this writing and having crossed both of the “fault lines”, we can attest that this period is indeed marked with divisive events for the Babylonian system.
We already noted how Hurricane Dorian began in the first segment after the “earthquake” and is associated with the Bellatrix point, but there is more about it that is especially significant. Of the whole Atlantic Ocean, the hurricane blew across precisely to the tiny island nation of the Bahamas and stalled once it reached land, slowly grinding the island down like a heavy millstone. This was a work of judgment.
But why the Bahamas? First, note that the Bahamas is a wealthy member state of the extensive Commonwealth of the British Crown, a conglomerate of 53 nations and their wealth, representing the power-hungry spirit of Babylon the great as described earlier.
But the Bahamas is also an important offshore private banking center and financial hub within the Commonwealth. It has a reputation for facilitating tax evasion and is utilized by many among the world’s elite, who are now struggling to repair their mansions there, because the hurricane cut off the wealthy from those who worked for them, many of whom have nothing to return to on the island.
Those who did not forsake the Babylonian system are receiving its plagues. Therefore, Jesus calls out His people who are still serving Babylon, lest they, too, get her plagues.
The Commonwealth, whose member nations were almost all formerly part of the British Empire, is an integral part of Great Babylon—the biblical representation of world domination and self-exaltation—and they all recognize the symbolic headship of the queen, who despite her advanced age, is not a widow! Could the Bible also acknowledge her symbolic status in suggesting that torment and sorrow will yet be Babylon’s portion?
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. (Revelation 18:7)
Not long after Dorian—while still in the Bellatrix segment (labeled as part “2” above)—another divisive blow to the merchants of Babylon came when, in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil processing facility had to cut production in half (representing an impressive 5% of the world’s oil supply) because of an allegedly Iranian drone attack on September 14, 2019. This revealed a major weakness that caused a surge in oil prices.
Beside the immediate disruption of supply, the situation has reportedly deepened the division between Saudi Arabia and its ally, the United Arab Emirates regarding their involvement with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who conducted the attack. Now the Saudi prince is forced to reconsider his position on that war, with Jamal Khashoggi’s criticism perhaps still ringing in his ear! This all serves to destabilize the global economy, which is at the heart of Babylon!
For the third segment of this time of division, the red horse star, Betelgeuse—which has always been associated with division, death, war, or something similar—is a very fitting symbol. On the day it marks (October 7, 2019), Trump withdrew support from Kurdish allies, and thereby invited their death via the warring factions (especially Turkey), while back home, his own Republican party and staunchest supporters are divided against the embattled president on that point!
On every side of that great city, we see similar division. Another example is the presently ensuing Catholic synod about the Amazon, which is “teeming with participants sympathetic to and supportive of” Pope Francis’ divisive liberal agenda, and many Catholics point to this synod as an event that will cause the church to split—and you know that Pope Francis has said he’s not afraid of a schism! This synod is an important “lightning strike” from which the thunder will be rolling throughout the rest of the Betelgeuse segment as that division serves to further undermine the city.
Now bring to mind Jesus’ words about a divided kingdom:
And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. (Mark 3:24-25)
The instability caused by these divisions is reflected in the words of the fourth angel, which he repeated from the second: “Babylon the great is fallen!” And it will only be more literal in the remaining half of the clock cycle! In this way, we may understand why the angel mentions its fallen state not once, but twice, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen!” Indeed, the next phrase in the seventh plague text specifies exactly this!
And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell:... (Revelation 16:19)
Thus, we see what may be interpreted as two phases of Babylon’s final fall. First a preliminary division phase on one side of the throne lines, and then a resulting harshly destructive phase when the plagues cripple her on the other side. We will better understand the exact duration of its final fall later, but for now, we could write it on the clock in this way:
The great tribulation of the last days is one of the most dreaded epochs of life on earth. It is also one of the most warned-about! In these last days, the Lord has poured out His Spirit on all flesh, as it is written, and many have given testimony for Him, warning in one way or another of that time. And they were preceded by the voices of Scripture who gave their many prophetic warnings as well!
An entire series of trumpet warnings—hardly understandable except in the temporal setting provided by Orion—was given in prophetic symbolism, warning of the approach of that day, and none are so prominent among them as the sixth:
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. 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 9:13-15)
One thing that sets the prophecy of the sixth trumpet apart is its lengthy description of the means by which the third part of men are to be slain. Those symbols have been well-deciphered long ago as an ancient, low-tech, symbolic description of modern high-tech and potentially nuclear-tipped missiles used in war. Thus, this trumpet must be the great warning that signals when the last globally devastating war will come.
This agrees with the loosening of the four winds as well, inasmuch as winds in the Bible represent the strife of war. They have been held back for four years since the sixth preparatory trumpet in July of 2015, which is when the Iran Nuclear Deal was signed! But perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the sixth trumpet is the time warning that it gives! Shouldn’t this prophetic timer point to the day when the last terrible destruction from global conflict would begin? Of course it should! But it also must be firmly anchored to the sixth trumpet timeframe!
These restraints present a challenge, because the sixth trumpet began back on June 3, 2018—over a year and a half before the expected beginning of the war at the December 22, 2019 throne line according to the clock! This will be the physical manifestation of the terrible earthquake that was foreshadowed by the gravitational-wave “earthquake” reflected on the other side of the throne lines!
…and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. (Revelation 16:18)
How can a year, month, day, and hour ever fill that timeframe? In the classical interpretation from the Great Advent Awakening, when the prophecy was applied to the Ottoman Empire, Josiah Litch successfully used a simple calculation that summed to 391 days (in his case, used as years)—the sum of a prophetic 360-day year, 30-day month, and a single day.
If we count 391 literal days, beginning with June 3, 2018, however, we only come to June 28, 2019—still several months from December! What could be missing? Hold that result in your mind for a little while until we work through a solution.
What this simple calculation fails to account for are the circumstances surrounding the modern fulfillment. Let me explain. The time of the sixth trumpet in 2018 was before God had confirmed our temple in Paraguay. However, by June 2019, that confirmation had been given! In The Sign of the Son of Man, we shared the thrilling story of how that developed after a special moon sighting in the evening of April 6, 2019 through several key events that followed. That was just the beginning of a series of events that revealed that God was acknowledging His temple in Paraguay as the replacement location where He would place His name and His children could learn about His feast schedule. Of course, the world still looks to Jerusalem, so events that are especially relevant to them take place according to the Jerusalem-based feast calendar, while the experience of Philadelphia is more closely reflected in the Paraguay-based feast calendar!
The primary difference between the two calendars is the change of seasons, because Paraguay is in the southern hemisphere, while Jerusalem is in the northern hemisphere. So, when the Jerusalem-based calendar marks the spring feasts, we in Paraguay are experiencing autumn. Thus, our calendar is six-months offset, so that we recognize the autumn feasts (for God’s timing purposes only, since the keeping of the feasts was abolished at the cross) when Jerusalem recognizes the spring feasts and vice versa.
So, coming back to our sixth trumpet calculation, we need to bear in mind that it is based on a specific time on a specific day in a specific month of a specific year! It is in that specific month where we need to make a modification, because it should now point to the equivalent month according to the southern hemisphere’s Paraguayan calendar!
Thus, we need to add six months to the 391 days. But what kind of months should we add? Gregorian, prophetic, or Jewish (lunar)? In this case, because we’re talking about the actual calendar observations, it is clear that we should add six lunar months. We can estimate this duration using the 29.5-day lunar cycle.
6 lunar cycles × 29.5 days per lunar cycle = 177 days
This is how many days we need to add to June 28, 2019, which we saw earlier was the 391st day after the sixth trumpet began, in order to correct for the season change to Paraguay. This correction factor can be verified from the actual sightings as well, considering that June 28, 2019 was the 24th day of the Hebrew month. Then the 24th day six months later comes to the same remarkable result: December 22, 2019! Wow! What perfect harmony! Indeed, the winds of destruction that have been held in check for so long will finally be let loose on that day. This is a great confirmation of that point as the beginning of the final collapse of Babylon!
Furthermore, the “Volcano of Fire” that erupted on June 3, 2018 as the visible fulfillment of the sixth trumpet, erupted at about noon in local Guatemalan time, which was about 2 pm in Paraguay. We may even know the hour during the day, if we add the one hour of the prophecy to that time, which would come to about 3:00 pm in Paraguay—the hour of sacrifice. This would be appropriate for that terrible event, which will shed much blood.
Thus begins the time of the birth pangs that lead to Christ’s return.
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 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 5:2-3)
The last three trumpets bore a warning of woe to the world, and the birth pangs, beginning with the sudden destruction on December 22, 2019, signal that the birth—the return of our Savior—is near. But a birth does not come all at once with the first birth pang! The three woes point to three birth pangs, and only then can the birth be expected after the last three thunders! The birth pang is a very painful event that relaxes only to be followed by another, often more painful, until the pain of the birth itself. This last pain, however, is felt by the wicked, while the righteous are delivered from it. Looking at the clock once again, it is clear where we should expect these pains:
The destruction that comes at the throne line of December 22, 2019 is referenced in the next phrase of the seventh plague, “…and great Babylon came in remembrance before God.” Sin does not go unpunished forever, but God will remember and give due retribution. From the perspective of the next point on the clock, which is Saiph (January 20, 2020)—the white horse star, being associated with the first seal when the rider goes “forth conquering, and to conquer”—great Babylon will have been remembered and fully plagued.
The great destruction prophesied by the sixth trumpet does a quick finishing work on Babylon, laying it bare by the Saiph point—the second birth pang—well before Jesus returns at the following throne lines after the third birth pang (see the image above)! However, God’s judgment over her is described in Revelation 18 with reference to a specific period of time:
Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. (Revelation 18:8)
The plagues cycle began on August 20, 2018, marked by Saiph, which was the next point on the clock after the sixth trumpet throne lines. How does this correspond to January 20, 2020? From August 20, 2018 until January 20, 2020 is much more than one year, so the prophetic day-for-a-year principle does not help us here.
Instead, we simply recognize that from the beginning of the plagues on August 20, 2018 until this Saiph point (January 20, 2020), there are exactly two complete rounds around the Orion clock! We can understand this as corresponding to the two parts of the day—the 12 hours of the night and the 12 hours of the day that Jesus mentioned in John 11:9—in which the plagues of Babylon finally bring her to death.
Note also that the Saiph point is even appropriately placed to generally indicate the starting point of the biblical day with the evening hours beginning at sunset as well as the morning hours beginning at sunrise on the 12-hour clock! (Keep in mind that while the clock hours are arranged in standard clockwise manner, time is moving in reverse—counterclockwise—on the clocks.)
Once the white horse Rider comes on the scene again at the end of that Orion plagues day, His enemy is defeated and the Lord goes forth in victory, exposing and conquering the deceptions of the enemy as the earth reels from the plagues that are wreaking destruction!
That day need not overtake us like a thief. Warning after warning, stronger and stronger with each passing clock cycle, has been given in anticipation of that woeful day.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. (1 Thessalonians 5:4-5)
When the sudden destruction comes like birth pangs, it is “they”—those who cry “Peace and Security”—who shall not escape, but Jesus taught us to pray in faith:
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:36)
By His grace, you may escape that hour! But if you are reading this after that time, and did not escape, then banish the temptation to accuse God that He is unjust to allow such terrible circumstances to come over you. Rather, put the blame on yourself for neglecting to recognize His faithful warnings. He would have led you to your point of escape except for your own resistance. Be zealous, therefore, and repent! Do not be like the plagued unbelieving world, blaspheming God without repentance. Endure the suffering, for it is just. Then be faithful until the end and rejoice that your name is written in the Lamb’s book of life!
There is still much more yet to discover from the clock! What does this say about the hour of temptation, from which the church of Philadelphia is spared? What happens to the left behind? How will Jesus gain the ultimate victory in the midst of a plagued and wicked world? These questions and more will be answered at the hand of Time in the third and final part of this series, so don’t miss it!
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