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144,000 WitnessesHave you ever wondered what would happen if one person were missing from the 144,000 witnesses? What consequences would that have for the Great Controversy? Do you understand why Jesus asked “when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

Most people assume without much thought that God is too powerful to ever lose the Great Controversy. Consider for a moment: is God just, or unjust? If He is just, then would the heavenly courtroom give a fair trial, or would it rule in favor of the party with the greatest power?

If you assume that God would not yield Himself to a fair trial, then you misunderstand what the plan of salvation is all about. If God were to rule by the might of His power regardless of fairness, there would be no need for Jesus, and no need for the 144,000 witnesses. But if God does submit to a fair trial, then Satan has a chance to show the universe that at the end of this world’s 6000-year history, not even 144,000 created beings will remain who still want to keep the Creator’s commandments. This would be the evidence that Satan needs to win the proceedings against God.

Consider for a moment why, after the millennium, Satan will attack the city of God. Is he really that stupid to think he can win? Or are we the stupid ones who can’t imagine God risking the whole universe on the faith of 144,000 people like you and me? For sure, Satan does not think his game is over.

First we need to understand what Jesus really did that only one equal with God could do, then we will be able to understand what must yet be done to secure the plan of salvation that could not be done by anyone equal with God. I pray that as you study this article you will recognize what your role is in the plan of salvation.

At The Cross

Jesus paid the penalty of the law for sin. Jesus also taught that the law was not merely ten brief commandments, but the implications of those commandments are as far reaching as the thoughts and intents of the heart. At other times he summarized them into two commandments. In other words, whether we state them briefly or at length, their scope is big enough to encompass the whole infinite character of God; they are a transcript of His character.

The law of God is as extensive as the universe, so it required a sacrifice of equal proportions to pay the price for our breaking it. Only one who was as great as the law could be a sufficient sacrifice.

The salvation of man is accomplished at an infinite expense to Heaven; the sacrifice made is equal to the broadest demands of the broken law of God. {GC88 489.1}

Until we understand the scope of the law, we can have no comprehension of how great our fall, or how great our redemption, or how great our value in the eyes of God:

The value of a soul, who can estimate? Would you know its worth, go to Gethsemane, and there watch with Christ through those hours of anguish, when He sweat as it were great drops of blood. Look upon the Saviour uplifted on the cross. Hear that despairing cry, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” Mark 15:34. Look upon the wounded head, the pierced side, the marred feet. Remember that Christ risked all. For our redemption, heaven itself was imperiled. At the foot of the cross, remembering that for one sinner Christ would have laid down His life, you may estimate the value of a soul. {COL 196.4}

Have you ever wondered how one man, Jesus, could have actually paid the price for all the sins of the whole world? What exactly did He give up anyway? Did he just suffer a physically brutal death like many other men have suffered, and give up just three days of His life to spend asleep in the tomb? Sister White tells us in clear language that there was a permanent loss associated with His sacrifice:

By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan’s purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man; but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound Himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son.” John 3:16. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice; He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only-begotten Son to become one of the human family, forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder.” God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the “Son of man” who shares the throne of the universe. It is the “Son of man” whose name shall be called, “Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6. The I AM is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. He who is “holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,” is not ashamed to call us brethren. Hebrews 7:26; 2:11. In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite Love. {DA 25.3}

Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally. {DA 669.2}

The fact that Jesus became human permanently explains how infinite His sacrifice really was, though He was only one man. He gave up His former omnipresent nature (the only nature able to atone for all sin of all time). He gave it up permanently, in other words to the “second death”, while His human nature only suffered the first death like the righteous of all the ages. He was resurrected as a righteous human man, like the faithful dead will be resurrected, not in His original omnipresent nature. This also explains how God could resurrect Him without “undoing” the second death that He had to suffer for our sins.

The Heavenly Sanctuary

There is no question that Jesus’ death on the cross was essential to the plan of salvation, but there is more to the plan that is equally essential:

The intercession of Christ in man’s behalf in the sanctuary above is as essential to the plan of salvation as was his death upon the cross. By his death he began that work which after his resurrection he ascended to complete in Heaven. We must by faith enter within the veil, “whither the forerunner is for us entered.” [Hebrews 6:20.] There the light from the cross of Calvary is reflected. There we may gain a clearer insight into the mysteries of redemption. The salvation of man is accomplished at an infinite expense to Heaven; the sacrifice made is equal to the broadest demands of the broken law of God. Jesus has opened the way to the Father’s throne, and through his mediation the sincere desire of all who come to him in faith may be presented before God. {GC88 489.1}

The Clock of God in Orion shows us the intercession of Jesus for the churches. It specifically shows the failures of the churches as marked by His wounds, showing how He is interceding with His blood on our behalf as the court session in the heavenly sanctuary goes on. The Clock also shows us that the intercession must come to an end.

Jesus paid the price for our sin when He died on the cross. However, the law of God is still the rule of the universe, and for us to live in heaven we must not only be forgiven of our sins but also restored to where we no longer commit sin, like Adam and Eve before the Fall. If we still cherish sin in our hearts, we will not be fit to live in heaven. This purity of heart, or sanctification, is what still remains to be completed in the 144,000 witnesses.

“And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” (Revelation 14:5)

The Plaintiff and the Defendant

There is more than one court case playing out in the heavenly courtrooms. The first case that usually comes to mind is the case involving human souls to determine (judge) whether they should be granted to live in heaven, or be eternally destroyed. This case is further divided into two phases, the judgment of the dead, and the judgment of the living. It is natural for us to think of these judgments first, because we are naturally selfish and interested in the outcome FOR US. But there is another case of vastly greater importance that must be settled, and if it is not settled, heaven will not be heaven!

Let’s identify who the participants are in the court case of greatest importance. Obviously Satan is the accuser, or plaintiff. One would first think that the brethren are the accused, since Satan is the accuser of the brethren, but again that is selfish thinking and the following quote shows that he cares nothing about the brethren except so far as he can use them to injure Christ:

Satan’s accusations against those who seek the Lord are not prompted by displeasure at their sins. He exults in their defective characters; for he knows that only through their transgression of God’s law can he obtain power over them. His accusations arise solely from his enmity to Christ. {PK 585.3}

We will see in the next section just why Satan has such a hatred for Christ. Satan’s real accusations are not against people, but against God:

In the opening of the great controversy, Satan had declared that the law of God could not be obeyed, that justice was inconsistent with mercy, and that, should the law be broken, it would be impossible for the sinner to be pardoned. Every sin must meet its punishment, urged Satan; and if God should remit the punishment of sin, He would not be a God of truth and justice. When men broke the law of God, and defied His will, Satan exulted. It was proved, he declared, that the law could not be obeyed; man could not be forgiven. Because he, after his rebellion, had been banished from heaven, Satan claimed that the human race must be forever shut out from God’s favor. God could not be just, he urged, and yet show mercy to the sinner. {DA 761.4}

The Allegations

In the above quote, we see that Satan claimed that God’s law could not be obeyed, that justice is inconsistent with mercy, and that sin could not be pardoned.

Satan was very clever in how he challenged God’s love. Reading between the lines of his accusation, it is apparent that He either did not expect God to humble Himself to the point of taking upon Himself the penalty for sin, or he consoled himself with the thought that if God were to do so it would mean the end of God and victory for himself. In essence, he thought to back God into a corner to either rule by power, or surrender. (It is no wonder where Judas Iscariot got the idea.)

Pardoning, redeeming love is brought to view in Christ Jesus. Satan had misrepresented the character of God, and it was necessary that a correct representation should be made to worlds unfallen, to angels, and to men. Satan had declared that God knew nothing of self-denial, of mercy and love, but that he was stern, exacting, and unforgiving. Satan never tested the forgiving love of God; for he never exercised genuine repentance. His representations of God were incorrect; he was a false witness, an accuser of Christ, and an accuser of all those who throw off the Satanic yoke, and come back to render willing allegiance to the God of heaven. {RH March 9, 1897, par. 3}

In summary, Satan’s accusations against God are:

  1. God's character is not of self-denying love.
  2. God's law is unjust and cannot be obeyed by created beings.

It is because Christ demonstrated his first claim to be false, that Satan hates Him so much.

The Defense

In giving His only begotten Son to the world to pay the penalty for sin, God proved his character of self-denying love. He emptied heaven to redeem mankind, risking all. He loved you and me so much that He preferred to have US than His very own “flesh and blood”. The sacrifice was not merely or even mostly on the part of the Son, but supremely on the part of the Father. Jesus was the Father’s obedient Lamb which He gave as the sacrifice for the sins of the world.

As the priests ministered in the Old Testament sanctuary services, they experienced on a daily basis the killing of innocent victims. Surely for any warm-blooded human being, this had to be a painful experience. Indeed, the purpose of the sacrifices was to give mankind an inkling of the pain in God’s heart as He saw forward to the day His beloved Son would die for something He didn’t deserve.

While He lived on earth, Jesus kept the law perfectly. He did it while afflicted with the fallen human nature, yet he did it perfectly and was without sin as an example for us.

“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: (Romans 8:3)

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)

However, Satan’s accusation is specifically that “created beings” cannot obey the law. It is nothing for God the Father or His Son to keep the very law that transcribes their character; they could not do otherwise. Jesus had no propensity to sin like we do. Even though Jesus took on the fallen human nature, His life testimony that God’s law can be kept could easily be considered as a special case or at best insufficient evidence in comparison to the vast majority of people that have ever lived.

The part of the plan of salvation that has not been completed yet is an overwhelming demonstration that God’s law can indeed be kept by created beings. Only when that can be proven in the court of heaven can the Great Controversy be settled.

The Witnesses

Who must prove that God’s law can be kept by created beings?

It is easy to answer in the third person:

“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” (Revelation 14:12)

It is a lot harder to say with Isaiah:

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)

Do I, do you want to keep God’s law, no matter what?

Why are the 144,000 the only people who can show that God’s law can indeed be kept by created beings? The un-fallen angels in heaven keep the law, but they are party to the case because they were there when the first rebellion began in heaven. In order to conduct a fair trial, witnesses are needed who are neutral to the case. Adam and Eve were created after Satan’s rebellion, and were neutral to the Great Controversy. When they fell, humanity became biased for Satan, and it became necessary for Jesus to redeem the human race in order to restore their capacity to deliver an un-biased testimony.

The 144,000 are being called out from among Earth’s last generation: the most degenerated people ever to live, and the ones most severely oppressed by Satan as he perfects his tyrannical rule over the earth. The testimony of the weakest generation that God’s law can be kept makes the strongest case in His defense. Again I plead, will you, dear reader, testify on God’s behalf by your sanctified life, no matter the cost?

The Earthly Sanctuary

In the study titled The Vessel of Time we see our (poor) record of how well we have kept the commandments of God and had the faith of Jesus as an organized church. In other words, we see our sins which Jesus is atoning for in the heavenly sanctuary.

In the great day of final award, the dead are to be “judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” Revelation 20:12. Then by virtue of the atoning blood of Christ, the sins of all the truly penitent will be blotted from the books of heaven. Thus the sanctuary will be freed, or cleansed, from the record of sin. In the type, this great work of atonement, or blotting out of sins, was represented by the services of the Day of Atonement—the cleansing of the earthly sanctuary, which was accomplished by the removal, by virtue of the blood of the sin offering, of the sins by which it had been polluted. {PP 357.6}

In the periods before 1888 we were in obedience as a church, but after 1888 when we rejected the leadership of Christ, our works have proven us unfaithful (even in the same things we were once faithful in). This shows that it is only by the faith of Jesus that we can obey the law; it is only possible to have righteousness by faith in Christ.

If ever a people have need of clearer and increased light from heaven, it is the people whom God has made the repository of His law. The men to whom God has committed sacred trusts need to be spiritualized, elevated, vitalized by the sacred truth they profess to believe. When the history of our cause and work reveals that men who have occupied positions of sacred trust, who have been teachers of the truth to others, are found unfaithful and turn away from the holy commandment delivered unto them, what carefulness should it lead us to! What distrust of self! How it should strip us of self-sufficiency and spiritual pride! What humble views we should have of our wisdom and our own insufficiency! How we should sense the fact that we are kept by the power of God through faith! {1888 261.3}

We also see in The Vessel of Time that as we approach the heavenly Canaan, we have one last time to shine, to illustrate to the universe that the Law can be kept indeed by created beings through the faith of Jesus. Time will not go on indefinitely until we get our act together, contrary to popular belief. There are limits set for how long the court can take before coming to a verdict.

Near the close of this earth’s history Satan will work with all his powers in the same manner and with the same temptations wherewith he tempted ancient Israel just before their entering the land of promise. He will lay snares for those who claim to keep the commandments of God, and who are almost on the borders of the heavenly Canaan. He will use his powers to their utmost in order to entrap souls, and to take God’s professed people upon their weakest points. Those who have not brought the lower passions into subjection to the higher powers of their being, those who have allowed their minds to flow in a channel of carnal indulgence of the baser passions, Satan is determined to destroy with his temptations,—to pollute their souls with licentiousness. He is not aiming especially at the lower and less important marks, but he makes use of his snares through those whom he can enlist as his agents to allure or attract men to take liberties which are condemned in the law of God. And men in responsible positions, teaching the claims of God’s law, whose mouths are filled with arguments in vindication of his law, against which Satan has made such a raid,—over such he sets his hellish powers and his agencies at work, and overthrows them upon the weak points in their character, knowing that he who offends on one point is guilty of all, thus obtaining complete mastery over the entire man. Mind, soul, body, and conscience are involved in the ruin. If he be a messenger of righteousness, and has had great light, or if the Lord has used him as his special worker in the cause of truth, then how great is the triumph of Satan! How he exults! How God is dishonored! {RH May 17, 1887, par. 8}

The message of our history in The Vessel of Time is to serve as a warning, and a guide to show us especially which points to watch out for, which points we need to correct in our own characters in order to be faithful witnesses.

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” (I John 5:4)

Conse­quen­ces of Failure

If there are not sufficient witnesses, either in number or quality, then the defense of God in His trial against the allegations of Satan might not be successful. Our role is to vindicate the infinite law of heaven, which represents the very character of God Himself, and wonder of wonders God has staked His very being and the entire universe on our defense. That is a task far beyond the capability of mere mortals, yet that is our high calling! Jesus led the way by His life, coming in the likeness of sinful flesh, and being in constant communion/union with the Divine. We must attain to His example in every respect! Only through faith in Him, dying to self, letting Him live His life in us, uniting with Him, can we succeed in such an infinite task. Only with the Holy Spirit (the mightiest of the host of heaven) working in us can we measure up to the task.

This is a truth that has never been fully (much less officially) taught by our Adventist Church. It is easy to believe from reading a few quotes of Ellen White that the Great Controversy was finished at the cross and that the whole universe is already decided for God and exempt from any further consequences from sin and the only thing we have to do is rescue the great multitude of humans in the Loud Cry. We Adventists talk a lot about the 144,000, the Loud Cry, the time of trouble, the time of Jacob's trouble, the Sunday Law and the Sabbath, and “justification by faith” (what seems to be the most important theme for Adventist theologians, preachers and writers). But when and where do we talk about our high calling and that we have to follow the example of Jesus to vindicate the Father to finally secure the plan of salvation for the entire universe?

The angels and the holy inhabitants of other worlds watch with intense interest the events taking place on this earth. Now as the close of the great controversy between Christ and Satan draws near, the heavenly host behold men trampling upon the law of Jehovah, making void the memorial of God,—the sign between Him and His commandment-keeping people,—setting it aside as a thing of naught, something to be despised, while the rival sabbath is exalted. They see men claiming to be Christians, calling upon the world to observe this spurious sabbath that they have made. {ST February 22, 1910, par. 3}

Have you ever considered what it means that we will do greater things than Jesus?

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12)

Jesus is interceding for us not so we can continue to live a life of failure in sin, but so that we can be purified of sin to do greater works than even He did! But all these years we didn't understand it and it did not come to our hearts. We thought that we just have to obey God to show our love to Him and that He rescued the universe. But the nature of the accusation of Satan does not allow God Himself to rescue the universe; it has to be done by the creatures that have fallen on the planet that was given to Satan’s influence.

Revelation even told us all along exactly whose task it would be to bring salvation to God:

“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:9-10)

This message in deed is THE LOUD CRY!

Is There Any Recourse, or Risk Mitigation?

The whole universe is looking upon us because we will decide if Satan’s reign will fall, or if it will extend to all the far reaches of the universe, poisoning one planet after another with the corruption of sin until it ends in total destruction. God created a universe full of intelligent creatures that could use their free will to love Him and reflect His love, but what if those creatures eventually all decide to separate themselves from The Life and chose death instead?

If that were to happen, God would stand where He stood at the beginning, before the creation of the first intelligent being with free will. His love could only be directed towards one of the three persons of the Godhead. But AGAPE love is directed toward others, not just love in between the persons of the Godhead. God IS love. He cannot be otherwise! He cannot switch off His love. He has to be a Creator, because He has to GIVE His love to others, because this is the NATURE of AGAPE love.

And if there is no one to give this love to because the creatures of the universe decided to follow the god of the dead, and therefore no longer exist?

God would have four possibilities:

1. Recreate the universe knowing that the same deadly circle of free will and refused agape love would eventually destroy the second universe, and the third, etc., OR

2. Refuse to create beings and live in all eternity in three persons without giving His love to others, OR

3. Create a universe full of robots without free will, OR

4. Do anew what Jesus proved even a member of the Godhead can do:

“Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.” (John 10:17)

Every person of the Godhead has the ability to LAY DOWN HIS LIFE. Jesus could do it, and so can God the Father, and the Holy Spirit. He also has the ability to not take it up again, because this would be HIS free will. Which of those possibilities would you choose if you saw that all kinds of free-will creatures that you created and would create in the future would eventually decide NOT to love you? Have you ever heard a sermon about these consequences? Did you ever understand that even God's personal well-being and His very existence is at stake in the Great Controversy?

The courage to face these questions is the kind of courage the 144,000 need to have in order to vindicate the Father in His great trial in front of the universe.


In the same way as mankind would commit suicide to decide not to love God, mankind would not only destroy the universe but the very reason for the existence of God Himself. Love would cease to exist, because it can only exist in being given.


Appendix A: Sin Will Not Rise Up a Second Time

After the witnesses testify in defense of God the Father during these final years of earth’s history, what will guarantee that sin does not arise a second time? The following table compares the experience of the 144,000 with the experience of others, in regard to the sin problem.

Chart of Experience With Sin

No other group of people has experienced en-masse the overcoming of sin within their lifetime that the 144,000 must experience. There have been a few isolated examples, such as Enoch, Daniel, Job, etc., but remember that the court needs ample evidence, not a scattered handful of anecdotal “special cases”. Even Jesus Himself did not experience the overcoming of sin, because He was without sin. Again, it rings true that “greater works than these shall he do.” (John 14:12)

The multitude clothed in white are also described as follows:

“Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.” (Revelation 7:15)

This verse describes them as serving God continually. These witnesses will serve as ambassadors for God throughout the universe to forever “inoculate” creation against the “virus” of sin. They have in themselves known sin, experienced sin, resisted sin, and overcome sin, and their ceaseless testimony will serve to prevent sin from ever rising a second time!

Appendix B: The Glow on our Faces

A number of years ago, I (Robert) was going through a difficult part of my journey as an Adventist Christian. Weighing on my heart was the question of why the 144,000 must suffer and endure the trials that they must, and generally why this old world is still here. Day after day, this question was in the back of my mind as I went about my life activities. Why must they face the death sentence? Why must they endure the plagues, and the harassment of the wicked world?

At this point in my life, I was on the upward straight and narrow pathway but was only just starting to emerge from a heavy cloud of confusion that I had fallen into. I was searching earnestly for Truth, but I was in constant and deep heart-felt pain day after day as each step on the upward path brought the realization of just how far I had fallen. I did not feel like I could be saved, much less be among some 144,000, but I kept on searching and “looking up” anyway.

It was during this time in my experience that it came to me like a revelation. I began to study and write about it, and when I finally comprehended the full magnitude of what our Father in heaven is suffering in the Great Controversy, and how His very Person and all His beloved universe full of creatures is hanging in the balance, it broke my heart! I knew right then and there that I had found what I was searching for all along: I found my purpose for existence. I found a love for God springing up in my heart that I had never known before. I decided right then and there that no matter what happened to me, I would use every next breath in me to work for His cause. I made that decision at a time that I did not even know if I would be saved, and frankly it didn’t matter in comparison.

Years went by until recently this truth, coming down the corridors of church history, was brought to the attention of our study group with even greater definition. As we studied the subject together, one-by-one our faces began to shine like Moses when he came down from Mt. Sinai. With the additional light revealed and in the context of the times shown in Orion and the HSL, I reaffirmed my decision to give “my all” for our Heavenly Father’s defense, regardless of the consequences to me personally.

The Reason Moses’ Face Shined

“And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.” (Exodus 34:29)

These were the second tables of stone that Moses was holding. Briefly, the first tables of stone which were provided by God represent Jesus, who came from Heaven, and had the Law written on His heart.

“And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.” (Exodus 32:16)

The first tables were broken because of the sin of Israel, as Jesus was broken for us. By contrast, the second tables of stone were “hewn”:

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.” (Exodus 34:1)

That the tables were “hewn” by Moses shows that they represent no longer Jesus who came from Heaven, but fallen men and women like you and me who’s hearts are “hewn” in preparation for the Law (character of God) to be written there. The 144,000 witnesses are represented by these tables.

Something special happened when Moses went up Sinai with the second tables that caused His face to shine by the time He came back down. We can read the verses from Exodus 34:10-26. In these verses God explains the Ten Commandments to Moses in a practical way that he can understand. He shows Moses how the children of Israel will fulfill the law in practice, thereby receiving God’s character in themselves and vindicating Him before the heathen nations. Moses realizes his part in God’s plan, his high calling to prepare the people to testify for God, and his face shines as a result!

Shining faces have been our experience too, as we have studied the subject of this article. I believe we are experiencing the fulfillment of the prophecy:

When God spoke the time, He poured upon us the Holy Ghost, and our faces began to light up and shine with the glory of God, as Moses’ did when he came down from Mount Sinai. {EW 14.1}

Appendix C: The Godhead

Note: in this appendix we will be very careful to use the names of the Persons of the Godhead very precisely according to the illustrations given.

Jesus Himself spoke these most important words:

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:” (John 11:25)


“For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;” (John 5:26)

There are two known ways that life multiplies. We usually think about sexual multiplication, where the DNA of a male and a female partner are MIXED and a completely new and unique set of genes is created. The resulting individual or person is NOT exactly like either of the original two. It is definitely unique in its genetic base. The "character" of an individual is formed 30% by its genes. Therefore even the character of a person is not completely like one of his/her parents.

The second form of reproduction of life is even more fundamental and much more widespread. It is non-sexual reproduction or simply "cell division" or cytokinesis. Even in our own body, all cells are reproducing with exactly this principle like simple organisms reproduce. All "higher" living forms that reproduce sexually are based on cells that reproduce non-sexually with simple cell division. Even plants are based on this principle. The most numerous living organisms (in variety and quantity) like plankton and bacteria are also based on this principle.

When a cell divides, the resulting individual is not differentiable genetically. The DNA is replicated 1:1 and the cell separates. There is not even another substance involved. All the substance of the "second" cell comes from the first cell!

Now, please understand: when a cell divides, you CANNOT tell which was the original cell or the child cell! Both cells existed prior to the separation; they just were "together". They have the same substance and the same genetic code. There is absolutely NO WAY to differentiate the two cells. You would have to mark them to distinguish them. If you see one cell you would have seen the other, because it is absolutely equal!

You have probably guessed what we are trying to say.

Father - SonWhat if God separated once and this is how the Son resulted? This would make very clear what Jesus wanted to explain in John 1:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2)

The question of WHEN God separated for the first time, is directly answered in the next verse:

“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3)

This separation must have taken place before God created the universe, the heavens and all living beings. That is how ALL THINGS were made by the Son of God.

The original God separated before creation into the Father and the Son. The Father never separated anymore since then. Therefore John states correctly about God:

“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)

And Jesus says clearly:

“I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30)

With the process of cell-division in mind, all these statements become clearer to us. And they shine in even brighter light as you will see.

The Holy Spirit

Why is there no Holy Spirit in the Old Testament? This question opened the door for many discussions, and whole libraries have been written about it. This subject brought Christianity to the verge of ruin. The personality of the Holy Spirit is a hot topic today, and views on the subject have even become a line of demarcation between different groups of professed Christians.

There are just a few places where the term “holy spirit” appears in the Old Testament, and it is always associated with the Person of God, not as an independent Person (Psalm 51:11, Isaiah 63:10-11, Daniel 4:8-9,18, 5:11). The "Spirit of God" is mentioned in the Old Testament several times, firstly during the creation account:

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2)

But God is Spirit:

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)

When God divided into the Father and the Son before creation, both were “Spirit” even the SAME Spirit. So when Genesis 1:2 speaks about the Creator “Spirit” it speaks about the Son “Spirit” and not about the “Holy Spirit” as the third Person of the Godhead.

Sister White makes the following statement that gives room for the many anti-Trinitarians in our midst, but we will counter them with just a few arguments.

Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His father, and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent. “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall (although unseen by you), [this phrase was added by Ellen White.] teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” [John 14:26]. “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will come not unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you” [John 16:7]. {14MR 23.3}

How can the Holy Spirit be Jesus HIMSELF? The anti-Trinitarians immediately explain: "Ha, now you see the Holy Spirit is just a force!" They already forgot how God divides and didn’t notice that the Word of God, the Holy Bible, tells us even the very moment when the Son divided again:

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“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:35)

Indeed the Son divided into “Jesus” and the “Holy Ghost” at the very moment when the Son overshadowed Mary. Of course you can exchange the names interchangeably because all Persons of the Godhead are made of the same substance and have the same genetic makeup! The Son was the Holy Ghost as well as Jesus at the same time!

It requires wisdom to understand this. Now the statement of Ellen White becomes completely clear to us:

Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His father, and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. {14MR 23.3}

Just Jesus adopted for eternity the human body! But the Holy Ghost is the same Son as eons before. Jesus and the Holy Spirit are both the Creator!

All these hard to understand and apparent contradictions in the Bible are solved now in a harmonious way! We just have been too blind to see that it was always true and important what Sister White told us:

The book of nature, which spread its living lessons before them, afforded an exhaustless source of instruction and delight. On every leaf of the forest and stone of the mountains, in every shining star, in earth and sea and sky, God’s name was written. With both the animate and the inanimate creation—with leaf and flower and tree, and with every living creature, from the leviathan of the waters to the mote in the sunbeam—the dwellers in Eden held converse, gathering from each the secrets of its life. God’s glory in the heavens, the innumerable worlds in their orderly revolutions, “the balancings of the clouds” (Job 37:16), the mysteries of light and sound, of day and night—all were objects of study by the pupils of earth’s first school. {Ed 21.3}

The messages of the Clock of God in Orion and the Vessel of Time (High Sabbath List) both bear the name of their Author. In the three belt stars of Orion, and in the triplet years of the High Sabbath List, the three independent Persons of the Godhead are represented. The three messages themselves each tell the story of their respective Person: The Clock of God in Orion tells the story of what Jesus did and is doing right now. The High Sabbath List shows how the Holy Spirit has been cleaning the church in seven steps. And the great theme about the Last Generation Theology reveals the mysteries of the Father’s great trial in which He has to be justified.

Christ Lives In Us

Jesus explained to us that He had to die in order for us to receive the Holy Spirit:

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” (John 16:7)

When Jesus became a man, He gave up permanently His divine nature (as we explained in detail in the section "At The Cross"). That divine (omnipresent) nature that He laid aside was none other than the Holy Spirit. The Son in becoming Jesus laid aside the Holy Spirit.

Jesus, suffering and dying, heard every word as the priests declared, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Christ could have come down from the cross. But it is because He would not save Himself that the sinner has hope of pardon and favor with God. {DA 749.1}

Jesus took on humanity when He was incarnated, but through His life He maintained communion with divinity. Many times the Holy Spirit revealed things to Him that He wouldn’t have known in His human form. At any point up to His death Jesus could have changed His mind and gone back to heaven, reassuming the Holy Spirit again and remaining the Son in His omnipresent form. But when He died, He sealed His decision to take on the human nature and was separated from the divine nature.

The Son was separated for us, and the death of Jesus (the final separation) was the evidence of the covenant:

“And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not….And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:” (Genesis 15:9-10,17-18)

Remember what Jesus said, that He had to die in order to send the Comforter to us. Jesus had to be separated from the Holy Spirit so that He could send the Holy Spirit to us! His death put the covenant into effect, just like how the burning lamp passed between the pieces of the sacrifice that had been separated to confirm the covenant with Abram.

(There is an excellent article about the process of separation that Jesus went through on the cross at

Now we understand how Christ (the Son) lives in us! It is through the omnipresent Holy Spirit, which is the Son Himself divested of humanity, and which can dwell in us when we have prepared our heart by cleaning it of all sin:

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7)

The Bible also tells us that our receiving the Holy Spirit is what seals us, and proves to us that our inheritance is sure:

“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:12-14)

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November 22, 2016: Opening of the «White Cloud Farm»

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The End and the Beginning

The last second of the Last Countdown ended on October 24, 2016, without Jesus coming back as expected. It was apparently what our enemies wanted, but for reasons that are more than they bargained for. Their supposed victory turned into a devastating defeat for them. Instead of closing our ministry like the critics wanted, our mission work is flourishing with new freshness and with great strength given personally by God the Father.

Two new websites are emerging (the White Cloud Farm and the official High Sabbath Adventist Movement website), and all of the sites, including the forum of the 144,000, are now hosted on “cloud” servers, referring to the cloud that we would have liked to meet each other in, as High Sabbath Adventists, if Jesus had already returned.

He wanted to come too, and was actually on His way to Earth until with the help of the last seven rations of the Holy Spirit, we realized during the Feast of Tabernacles (October 17-23, 2016) that a great sacrifice was needed for a complete defeat of the enemies of God in the battle of Armageddon. We were not to stand before God almost emptyhanded, with just a few—the first fruits of our movement. We realized that there was still a large group that could be found if—and only if—there were more TIME.

That is why during the Feast of Tabernacles, with one voice all of the members of the movement decided to ask God the Father, like Joshua, to stay the Sun of Righteousness for a heavenly hour, thus delaying the return of Jesus for the according earthly years. That sacrifice to postpone our rapture prior to the time of divine judgment upon humanity made us indeed the first of the “church of Philadelphia,” or of brotherly love.

Jesus, when He was about to come again and already saw the world in front of Him, found what He had pleaded for: faith... the faith of Jesus... faith that is willing to suffer for others and to be a friend to the enemies. He found the patience of the saints.

God the Father had revealed the time to us—the day and hour of the coming of His Son—but we declined that gift because it would have been selfish of us to go alone and leave virtually all others behind. Now we are no longer time-setters, but together with Jesus we determine when it will be time for Him to come. Only God the Father knows at the moment when that will be.

The four first articles of this new study site, which is for the seven years of Ezekiel 39:9, are about that sacrifice. Brother Ray writes about why it is right to ask God the Father for time, and tells the story of a revelation of the character of God. I, John Scotram, have the honor of delivering a message from God, bringing to light awfully solemn things. Brother Robert, who has been bearing the heat of the jungles of Paraguay for years with me, will tell what happened before and during the Feast of Tabernacles here on the upper, dried-up corn fields where we pitched our tents. And last but not least, my faithful companion Gerhard will explain what exactly needs to be done in the remaining time which God the Father has granted.

May the Holy Spirit be poured out upon the just, like in the beginning. That is our wish for you.

Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. (Joel 2:23-24)

October 22, 2016: New Websites!

We are developing two new ministry websites:
Church information and administrative needs will be handled through our church website: (in development)
New studies are shared on our new study website:

Our old website will remain as a witness to all the timely studies that the Holy Spirit led us through during the last seven years:

December 27, 2015: Coming up: New four-part series “The End of the World”!

The Winepress of GodGod has given much additional light that confirms that we are indeed already in the time of the plagues, although humanity is lured into a false sense of security, because they interpret biblical texts incorrectly and too literally. This fulfills prophecy:

When the irrevocable decision of the sanctuary has been pronounced, and the destiny of the world has been forever fixed, the inhabitants of the earth will know it not. The forms of religion will be continued by a people from whom the Spirit of God has been finally withdrawn, and the Satanic zeal with which the prince of evil will inspire them for the accomplishment of his malignant designs, will bear the semblance of zeal for God.—The Great Controversy, 615 (1911). {LDE 231.2; CKB.163.5}

One last time, all four authors of our movement of the Fourth Angel have the word to gather the few who had the right attitude when the door of mercy closed on October 17/18, 2015 and who continue the process of sanctification, as the Bible says.

He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. (Revelation 22:11)

This series, which we call "The End of the world", will show:

  1. That the time of plagues began on time on October 25, 2015.
  2. What events have already taken place and what their outcome will be.
  3. What signs and wonders are now accompanying the movement of the Fourth Angel.
  4. That all the dates on the plagues cycle of the Orion Clock are exact to the very day.
  5. From when and until when, the weeds are bound into bundles to be burnt up.
  6. When Jesus will start to use the sickle to harvest the good wheat (to gather the remnant of God's people) and when the light of the Fourth Angel will start to lighten the earth.
  7. When the vintage of the bad grapes will begin and the winepress of blood will be trodden.
  8. When the fireballs, which we expected at the Carmel challenge, will fall.
  9. When Satan will obtain complete power over the earth, and how long his hour with the nations will last, according to Revelation 17:12.
  10. When the hour of the destruction of the great city Babylon will come and how long it will last (see Revelation 18:10).
  11. That Jesus Christ will come on time on October 23/24, 2016.
  12. How long our journey to the sea of ​​glass—the Orion Nebula—will really take, and what we will experience along the way.

And you will learn from this series whether you, personally, can still belong to the church of Philadelphia, or whether you will be part of the feast of the fowls of Revelation 19:21.

We plan to publish this series all at once after its completion before the end of January. We would like to ask those who are on our side to pray for the authors and for the work of the 144,000. Thank you.


Even in the days of early Christianity, the message of the apostles was distorted and false teachers defaced the teaching of Christ. The apostle Peter confronted one of these deceivers with the following words:

Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. (Acts 8:21-23)

We hereby distance ourselves expressly from some people who present parts of the doctrines of our ministry and claim to spread the teachings of John Scotram. In truth, they only represent their own teachings and distort the message of the Fourth Angel, often beyond recognition. We therefore warn you to beware of the following people:

A German “Brother Rubin” who also goes by the name “Joseph Sichem” or “Daniel Freund” and claims to be supported by a “dreamer” whom he calls “Deborah aus Ägypten” (Deborah of Egypt). After our many warnings to him, he does not cease to broadcast his false teachings and distort the true Orion Message. He has written to several leaders such as Walter Veith, Johannes Kolletzki or Nicola Taubert; we assure you that we have nothing to do with this man, except that he never ceases to harass us. He has his own timeline with pure time-setting and not even a mention of the true Fourth Angel’s Message with the Last Generation Theology, the consequences to the universe due to a possible failure and the necessary readiness of the 144,000 to sacrifice, as we have set forth at the end of The Mystery of Ezekiel.

In Samoa, there is a “brother” Satui Sefo, who claims to lead an organization by the name of “Samoan Missionary Society (SMS)”. The name is inspired by the “International Missionary Society (IMS)” of the Reform Movement, which organization he and some other families have left. He teaches a different time line than we do, which no longer points to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He makes the same mistake of completely brushing aside our high calling and is thus a pure time-setter without the true message for the 144,000.

We hope that you will not be confused by these false teachers or by their “time messages” which do not “bear the special marks of His hand.” {1T 409.1} We pray that they, like Simon Magus, will respond:

Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me. (Acts 8:24)

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Please download the new version 5.3 of the LastCountdown Book. We have fixed many links that were broken because we have left YouTube. Our videos are now on our own servers. With this book we bid you adieu.

September 3, 2016: NEW DVD VERSION 5.2

DVD 5.2

With less than two months until the Blessed Hope is realized, our work is at an end. In this final update to our book and DVD, much is made clear with our last light regarding the completed fulfillments of Revelation's sixth seal, which confirms that we are indeed in the time of plagues, and that our hope is not in vain, but solidly anchored. Download the book (pdf) or the DVD (iso) now, before it is too late, for offline reference so you have food for when the famine comes!

When Israel entered the Promised Land, God gave them specific instructions. The conquest of Jericho serves as an illustration for how history could repeat (including the seals of Revelation as explained in History Repeats). In our addendum to this important article, we explain why this model applies, and show how the sixth classical seal (corresponding to the sixth day's march around Jericho) has already been completely fulfilled.

On the seventh day, Israel marched around Jericho seven times, indicating a repetition of the six seals. In our addendum to the article, Signs of the End, we explain how the repeated sixth seal has completely fulfilled in our day.

The Orion presentation has been updated as well. See slides 101-114 for the explanation of how the repetition of the sixth seal has been completely fulfilled.

See also our last article, Anchored in Time, regarding the sixth plague and the nature of Armageddon, as it is unfolding as we speak.

Happy Last High Sabbath on Earth (Sabbath, September 2/3 is new moon)! We hope to meet you soon on "the cloud"!
-The LastCountdown Mailroom Team


Please download the new version 5.2 of the LastCountdown Book. We added the new (and probably last) article Anchored in Time, and two important additions that explain the completed fulfillments of the classical sixth seal and the repeated sixth seal before probation closed in October 2015. The book includes now also the new Orion Presentation 5.0 which has 8 new slides about the sixth seal in the repetition. (See slides 101 to 114.) All is showing us, that time ran out and the horrible seventh plague is right in front of us.


Please download the new version 5.1 of the LastCountdown Book. The Addendum to our four part article series The End of the World was added and a lot of typesetting work was done. Have a blessed time of the harvest.


The LastCountdown Book Version 5.0

Our work is coming to an end, just like this world is. Nevertheless, we are pleased to still be able to offer you the complete, revised and expanded LastCountdown Book, version 5.0. It can be downloaded HERE free, and it includes about 1600 pages of all our studies as a group from the past 6 years.

Also included is the new and final article series, “The End of the World,” wherein all four authors of our movement have a word once more. We hope that this book will be a valuable aid to you in the time of the famine for the Word of God, which is already here.

I could say much, but it’s not in my heart to do so, after so many years of seeing the rejection of the wonderful message that God has given me, so I’ll forbear in this short newsletter.

Just one thing... After my last article, The Hour of Truth, some “people” complained (and were mockingly happy) that we had exposed ourselves as “sun worshippers” because we say that stars are “suns.” Please understand that our articles are addressed to adults with at least an elementary education. We do not expect you all to be scholars, but neither should you have a black hole in the area where one normally thinks.

Jesus, the Son of God, is the center of our worship, and not stars nor suns. Those are just works. Whoever concludes from our last four articles that we glorify something other than only the Creator and true God, has either not read anything, or is on the road to personal perdition through committing the unpardonable sin, which is the rejection of the Holy Spirit. Slander, which some of our opposition now loudly resorts to, leads to the same bottomless pit.

Ellen G. White said:

The 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious star containing Jesus’ new name. {EW 15.1}

Those who cannot distinguish between a seal (or symbol) of the Lord, and Himself, should please continue to believe that the earth is flat. It's sad to see that the psychologists are right when they say clearly now that the human race is completely stupefied.

And whoever says that we do not live godly and just, should ask themselves what source such allegations originated from. Be very careful with claims that have not been personally verified, because the Bible says:

Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. (James 4:11)

But here in Paraguay, we are very happy that that those things happen, because it is written that Jesus personally prophesied:

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

May God give you wisdom and understanding.


Operation "Torrent"


The time will soon come when we will not be allowed to speak openly about this message, and a famine for the Word of the LORD will be in the land. So, if you have flat rate Internet (i.e. with unlimited data traffic), please use your existing Torrent client (or download one like Vuze, etc.) and download the three (Windows compatible) DVDs from our websites. After downloading, keep the Torrent client running so that others can download from you. In this way, you do a great work for the Lord and form part of the Movement of the Fourth Angel!

If you have absolutely no idea about how that works, please watch this video on YouTube.

Fight the deceit of Pope Francis, women's ordination, same sex marriage and the globalists by spreading the Word of God. Thank you so much, and be blessed!

Here are the links to the three torrent files:

March 7, 2014: NEW CHARTS

New Charts

We would like to inform our readers that Robert and John are working simultaneously on two large sets of studies. Robert will assemble detailed accounts of the first 636 days of the Judgment of the Living which have already past, while John is writing on a series of articles about the last 624 days before probation will close. In these articles, we will publish all our biblical study results from our private study forum.

For his sermon on January 31, 2014, John had very little preparation time since he had received the new light about the Orion trumpet and plague cycles just the night before. Therefore, he prepared two date tables for the trumpet and plague cycles which were based on approximations from the Judgment Cycle at a resolution of 168 units. At that time, we still had no computational method for the more accurate resolutions of the Orion Clock with 624 or 336 days.

As part of the work on these new series of articles, we’ve now developed a highly accurate method for determining the dates in all Orion cycles. This resulted in minor changes from 1 to 3 days on a few of the dates in comparison to the tables shown in the sermon of January 31, 2014. Since time is short, we are already publishing the corrected charts for the trumpet and plague cycles in the download section of this homepage. As always, you can download the charts in two qualities - for screen presentations or for printing posters. We ask for your prayers as we work under great time pressure on a huge amount of study material.

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May 10, 2017: THE ELIJAH SIGNS (Signs in Heaven)

The Elijah Signs

Chances are good that you have probably heard about the Great Sign in heaven to take place on September 23, 2017, when the imagery of Revelation 12:1 is displayed in the starry heavens.

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (Revelation 12:1)

The sign has gained widespread notoriety, because it is reportedly the ONLY TIME that this sign has ever come together in the past 7000 years.

Yet, aside from the discovery of the sign itself, the meaning of the sign is much less understood. With this 6-part sermon, that is no longer the case! Watch, as not only does this great sign come alive with deep meaning and significance, but a complete set of SEVEN heavenly signs are revealed that are amazingly reflected in the texts of the seven trumpets of Revelation. Jesus, the center of all of our studies, revealed the understanding of these seven signs right in time.

The trick is to know when to look, and as anyone vaguely familiar with this ministry knows, the Lord revealed to us months ago—before we knew anything about the Great Sign—the details of the last trumpet cycle, which provided the dates on God’s clock for when to look up and see these seven additional signs.

That’s right, each of the seven dates of the current trumpet cycle have an associated sign in heaven that corresponds beautifully with the text of the trumpet! If you were surprised at the rarity of the Great Sign, then you will surely be astounded when you see what God illustrated in the heavens to get your attention before Jesus throws down the censer and stops interceding for humanity! Heed the trumpet warnings before it’s too late!

This is the message that God has entrusted to the last Elijah. It is a message that is calculated to turn the hearts of fathers and children alike to God, and therefore to each other. In this sermon, you will learn how God has been preparing to give this message, and the crises of understanding that had to be overcome before it could be received for what it is. Not only is the starry revelation presented, but the clear, biblical understanding of each sign is presented. From beginning to end, precious gems of truth revealed in this video series will make your faces shine as you behold the wonders in heaven above that Joel prophesied.

May you be among the good wheat, ripened by the latter rain and gathered with God’s sickle into His barn.


John preached this sermon on June 29, 2013, and now the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on same-sex marriage on the same date two years later. The accuracy and relevance of this sermon have urged us to include it here! It lays a solid foundation for understanding what is happening now, especially in light of the Death of the Twins article. Below the video is a brief list of the wide range of pertinent subjects that it covers.

Sermon from Sabbath, June 29, 2013.
Please click CC in the player to activate the subtitles.

This video addresses the following subjects:

  • The open attack on marriage
  • The hidden attack on the Sabbath
  • What defines the third angel's message
  • What defines tribulation
  • The Book of Seven Seals 
  • The Book of Seven Thunders
  • 100% success rate of present-day time prophecy
  • ... and more!

A complete transcript of the sermon can be read at Women's Ordination brings Sunday Law.

February 10, 2014: NEW SERMON - THE LAST RACE

The night before his sermon on Sabbath evening, January 31, 2014 John realized through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, how the last seven trumpets and the seven plagues are marked in Orion. The last race for the 144,000 started exactly on Sabbath, February 1 with the sound of the first trumpet of the last days. Please watch the sermon and then read below what has already come to pass.

Sermon from Sabbath eve, January 31, 2014.
Please click CC in the player to activate the subtitles.

The first trumpet in a literal interpretation clearly points to volcanic activity: “The first angel sounded, and there followed hail [stones that are ejected from a volcano] and fire [lava] mingled with blood [persons will die], and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.”

What happened already at the beginning of the phase of the first trumpet on the very first day, February 1, 2014?

  1. Eruption of Sinabung on Sumatra leaves at least 16 dead
  2. For more information about what happened since then, read Trumpets with a Certain Sound

A complete transcript of the sermon can be read at The Last Race.

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May 2017: THE ELIJAH PROMISE (3 part article series)

The Elijah Promise

Malachi prophesied that Elijah would come just before the great and dreadful day of the Lord. This series will show you that he has indeed come at every critical point in history, including today! You will learn who he is, and what his work entails. You will see who the faithful Elijahs of past generations were, and how each one fulfilled part of the prophecy and added to our understanding of what the last Elijah must accomplish. You will learn who the last Elijah is, and why you can be certain that he (and you) will not miss seeing the coming of the Lord, as his predecessors did. Finally, you will see how signs and wonders are accompanying the modern Elijah, and how the characteristic fire from heaven of his namesake will bring the world to a decision point to serve God or Satan, and how he equips this generation to be faithful to God through the time of trouble.

For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. (Malachi 4:1)


The Sacrifice of PhiladelphiaOur new study website White Cloud Farm continues the articles of LastCountdown and begins with a four-part series about the second phase of God's time proclamation as it was prophcied more than 170 years ago. A sacrifice was needed that God would grant even more grace to humanity: the sacrifice of Philadelphia.

In this series, you will find an account from four different perspectives, of our experience and understanding that led to the birth of this new phase of ministry. You will read of a profound revelation that God gave us and our experience in trying to communicate the things of God to this pitiable generation. Details are shared from the experience that God brought us through until we were ready to make the sacrifice of Philadelphia, along with an insider view of our hopes and fears; our pain and joy. It is the story of God’s leading of His little children and the development of our understanding in the process, both of our past experience, and what we see in the years ahead. May God bless you as you read.

August 12, 2016: ANCHORED IN TIME

It is the Lord!Armageddon. It's the ultimate battle of the ages, whose name is synonymous with apocalyptic conflict and devastation. Where will it be fought, and with what weapons? These are important questions for one who wants to come out alive! And the answers are finally available!

In this last article Anchored in Time, we trace the Last Countdown to its last tick, and point you to what really matters in your preparation to meet the Lord at last when He comes. Armor up for the battle, because you just might be thrown a curve ball! It's the ultimate devilish deception that is calculated to make the elect fall, but rest assured, the Lord has given ample provision, revealing His secrets to His servants as they are needed. Don't be caught in the dark!

To what is your faith anchored? Will your anchor hold against the fiendish onslaught of fiery darts precisely calculated to break it free? This is too weighty a matter to presume we will be strong enough for. We must have a solid assurance, and it is the purpose of the Revelation to provide that assurance for us! Will you receive this gift of God from Jesus' right hand?

March 26, 2016: IT IS THE LORD!

It is the Lord!The Spirit of truth guides us into all truth. We want Him to continue guiding you into all truth too, which is why we share this update to our four-author article series. It is not important who the writers are, but that it testifies of Jesus Christ. This addendum will show you a multifaceted picture of Jesus that has never been seen before. It is like a time-lapse photograph of Him in prophetic language!

He who knows our need before we ask, already had an answer when we asked Him about the harvest, and the light we share in this addendum not only addresses that subject, but offers solutions to other age-old enigmas that have challenged Bible students everywhere. Discover the time advantage, and why it is that this ministry is the one God has chosen to reveal these secrets to. Our God is an awesome God, so prepare to be amazed!

February 11, 2016: THE HOUR OF TRUTH

The Hour of TruthDo you know the time of your visitation, and are you aware that the Hour of Truth has come? Satan will soon have his hour with the beast, and then Jesus, the Word of God, will get His hour—the hour of Truth, of Life and of the Door, through which many more shall yet enter and embark with us for the journey through Orion into the Kingdom of God.

This, the last article that you will receive from my quill, was written for the honor of God and to gather the great flock which—like the 144,000 before them—should reflect the love that Jesus has shown to us. May He point the Way to the Door of eternity and bestow on you the Crown of Time. It is my desire to forever sing with you there this song of glorious praise about the love of God—the song that you need to learn now.

Hence, Jesus’ prayer for unity in truth has become my prayer too:

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. (John 17:17-19)

February 5, 2016: THE TIME OF HARVEST

The Time of HarvestSince the time of Noah, humanity has been trusting in the promise of God:

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. (Exodus 8:22)

They believe that the earth is continuing to turn and everything is like it has always been. They sow and harvest, feast, laugh, dance, build, and marry… in such a way as if nothing could go wrong. But they forget to take a look at the end and to lift up their heads, for they know not the time of their visitation.

But the time comes, the day comes, when God will let the last seed mature and will harvest the good wheat from it, the “remnant of her seed” (Revelation 12:17). And this point of time has now come, whether you like it or not! In a few months, the earth will stop giving and maintaining life. The promise to Noah will reach its final fulfilment!

The overdue wheat of the earth is only crying out: “Lord, thrust in thy sickle and reap,” because the abominations have reached unto heaven! Wherever you look, there is mockery and scorn in answer to the warnings of God. But at the time of the harvest—which is now—everyone will reap what he has sown. God sowed the good seed and so He will bring in the good wheat. Satan, on the other hand, will receive all the bundles of tares and the grapes of Rome, which will be served to him over the fire of the plagues.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap. For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. (Galatians 6:7-8)

The sickle has been whetted; it is sharp and ready for stoke after stroke. Come and read this article to know when it will happen!

January 29, 2016: THE GREAT SEAL

The Great SealMany centuries ago, King Hezekiah sealed a document by pressing his seal into a small lump of clay. Little could he know what an impact that insignificant action would have one day! While the world sees value in it because of the importance of Hezekiah, God meant much more with it. He who knows the end from the beginning, led in the affairs of men so that the announcement of this significant discovery would be made at an even more significant time!

Do you understand the times in which we live? Do you discern the timing, by which last day events occur? In this article, evidence from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem adds to the mountains of evidence already presented, and brings a beautiful message of blessing for those who understand and believe in the messages of the clocks of God. May you also partake of that blessing, is our prayer!

January 23, 2016: THE HOLY GRAIL

The Holy GrailThis four-part series of articles represents the Holy Grail of the Christian faith. As such, it challenges the uniting of all religions as Pope Francis, the representative of the entire Catholic world (not to say the entire world), is seeking to bring to pass. His teaching reduces the belief in Jesus Christ to a mere belief in so-called “love,” but what he misses is that not all religions offer the same caliber of love.

Does your belief in Jesus Christ put a kind of love in your heart that is no different than that of any other religion? I assure you that after ingesting this first article in this series, you will not view the Christian faith in such a trivial light. Our aim, aside from writing out of a sense of the sheer love of truth for the glory of God, is to inspire sincere Catholics Christians (including Protestants and Catholics) to practice the kind of love that Jesus did, and we will present it to you in such a clear way that you will not be able to mistake it for anything less. The undiluted truth is in the cup that Jesus drank, and that is what this article is about.

Staying with the metaphor of the Holy Grail, we could say that Part 1 of this series is about the cup, what it contains, and what it means to drink it. Part 2 is about the certainty of the reward for those who drink it all. Part 3 is about the rightful heirs who discarded that priceless relic, thus making it available to you. Part 4 unpacks it for you to see, but not yet touch. That will come soon enough if you are faithful. Is it tantalizing? It is!

October 30, 2015: THE TEARS OF GOD

The Tears of GodSince 1846, it was prophesied that in the last days, a movement of Christians would arise who would proclaim to the day, two specific events:

John came in the spirit and power of Elijah to proclaim the first advent of Jesus. I was pointed down to the last days and saw that John represented those who should go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah to herald the day of wrath and the second advent of Jesus. {EW 155.1}

Since 2011, we proclaimed October 25, 2015 as the date of the commencement of the last seven plagues. The Vessel of Time specified this very day, and since we were able to determine the exact duration of the plagues from the study of the autumn sacrifices, we also know the date of Jesus’ return (see the countdown at the left).

On January 31, 2014, we received additional light about the trumpet and plague cycles with the respective exact dates for the individual trumpets and plagues. This is the theme of the sermon, The Last Race. It was also predicted that the fulfillment of the judgments of God according to Ezekiel 9 in the trumpet cycle, would in mercy be held by four "Holds" and four cries of "My blood" by Jesus (see The Resurrection of the Two Witnesses). These judgments have thus been postponed to the plague cycle, where they will finally be executed without mercy. Because hurricane "Patricia," the most powerful hurricane ever recorded, was also held back on October 24 and 25, we realized that the time of the first plague (the noisome sores) corresponds to a final exam by the Holy Spirit, and that the killing of Ezekiel 9 will not begin until the second plague comes on December 2, 2015.

What many believe was a blessing from God, when "Patricia" was held back, are indeed the Tears of God that He cries because of what He must do now. Read our new article to understand what it means to live in the time when grace is no more and the plagues are upon you.

September 22, 2015: THE DAY OF THE DEMON

The Day of the DemonThis article is for non-Adventists. It examines the European refugee crisis in depth, comparing it to two historical events: the Fall of Troy and the Piedmont Easter. It explores the Muslim’s trigger programming for the Great Jihad, and shows how plans have already been laid to initiate violence on a specific date.

The article closes with a call to urgent action to spread this message far and wide, and to prepare yourself spiritually ahead of that day, which will be the day of the demon that initiates the great tribulation such as never was since man was upon the earth.

September 5, 2015: IN THE SHADOW OF TIME

In the Shadow of TimeBiblical chronology outlines about 4000 years of history before Christ, and Peter’s statement that a day with the Lord is as a thousand years, has led many to mark the 2000th year after Jesus’ crucifixion as the year that He may return, rounding out six 1000-year workdays leading to the millennium of rest. Please allow us to explore this concept a little deeper, for in the shadow of time, another clock is hidden, adding another gem to every timekeeper’s treasure. It is a simple clock for the Modern Era, delineating the allotted time until the whole earth is to be filled with the glory of God.

The Father is inviting guests to His Son’s wedding, but many who were bidden have spurned their invitation. Now the invitation goes out to others. Come get your wedding garment—and while you’re at it, it would be a great help if you would perform the part of a servant, and go out to the highways with us, to gather all who are willing to come. The wedding is ready, but there are still many vacant seats. Come quickly, before the door is forever closed!


William Miller's TreasureWilliam Miller’s Dream describes the incorruptible treasure that God has in store for you. Have you looked into the treasures of Miller anew? Have you seen the jewels of his new casket shining with ten times the glory? What would you be willing to give in exchange for it?

While Babel is rising like a thief to take away all earthly treasure, now more than ever it is time to turn the affections of the heart heavenward.

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:20-21)


Lightened with His GloryWe invite you to come with us on a journey. It’s a journey through a little-appreciated, but amazingly beautiful realm of God’s creation: Time. As we travel, we will stop at the waymarks of Adventist history, we will fly back to Creation and speed through some of the highlights of biblical chronology before coming back and taking a closer look at the recent past in this summary of the Fourth Angel’s Message who comes so that Earth may be Lightened with His Glory

Like a little child, let’s go as inquirers, seeking to understand how God communicates. We hope you enjoy the experience and gain a new appreciation for God and His creation. We may experience a little turbulence on the way, though, so buckle your seat-belts! It is His purpose to draw His children to Himself, so if you realize that there are things you need to change in your life, know that Jesus waits with open arms to receive you.


The Resurrection of the Two WitnessesThe verdict is in for the Challenge at Mount Carmel! The Two Witnesses were dead and have risen again! The Seventh-day Adventist World Church organization voted to close its own door of probation and now suffers the terrible consequences!

This article explains the meaning of the “no” vote on women's ordination and shows that the result is an example for even worse things to come this October.

Begin to prepare now, before your time also runs out!


The Vomit of God and the Close of ProbationThe "Holy" Father (Pope Francis) is giving his full support to gay rights! Meanwhile, the SDA Church is trying to hush all voices that speak against women's ordination.

Our new article entitled The Vomit of God and the Close of Probation dispels the mist about what is happening today as we approach the appointed time of the Carmel Challenge. It covers many subjects, including:

  • Why Pope Francis chose Paraguay, of all places, for his "coming out"
  • Why LGBT tolerance (and women's ordination) is symbolized by locusts in the Bible
  • How the first five trumpets have fulfilled, and how they are getting louder for the big blast of the sixth trumpet
  • The prophetic significance of Stephen Bohr's retirement in relation to Ezekiel 9
  • The urgent need for the Lamb's bride to make herself ready

Don't forget to join OPERATION "TORRENT" to help distribute the message of the Fourth Angel!


The Death of the TwinsThis crucifixion anniversary (May 25, 2015) coincides with the true day of Pentecost, and we are pleased to announce the publication of a new article with crucial and timely information worthy of these two occasions.

The Death of the Twins will open your eyes to understand the two witnesses of the Apocalypse, the two tables of Testimony, the two institutions of Eden, and the two beasts of Revelation in a way you've never imagined.

Truly the hour is late!  This new information raises the stakes to a whole new level for the Challenge at Mount Carmel!

As God blesses you, bless others by spreading this word!

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Since March 11, 2017: Prophecies Fulfilled

home shofar cycle 250A new section "Prophecies Fulfilled" on our second study website White Cloud Farm continues the "World News" of our Last Countdown website.

In our anxiety and desperation to bring salvation to at least a few remaining true Christians, who still believe in Satan’s lies in one way or another even though God’s clock hands point to all of His valid and life-essential rules and teachings, we asked for more time. God knew our request before we asked it, and for that reason, He only let the Bible texts fulfill partially during the first trumpet cycle. Thus, He opened the possibility for the second and last trumpet cycle, which completes the first and runs parallel to it from November 22, 2016 until the beginning of the plagues on August 20, 2018.

One last time, scoffers and doubters have an opportunity to experience even more serendipitous fulfillments at the “clock times” indicated by God—this time under the more challenging requirement that specific parts of the trumpet text must be fulfilled, which had not yet been fulfilled in the first pass. Will this lead some wavering ones to believe when it comes to pass?

The countdown is ticking. After the sixth (complementary) trumpet, there will be no more repentance nor conversion. Receive and accept the gene of life, and God will grant you eternity!

November 12, 2015: Ben Carson Caught Violating Twins He Separated!

Ben Carson Caught Violating Twins He Separated With all of the publicity that Ben Carson has been getting lately, it seemed appropriate to share a personal experience I, Ray Dickinson, had that revealed an unexpected, but significant detail about him. Although I had the utmost respect for him in past years, I have come to realize (especially during his presidential campaign) that he may not have all the integrity that his background generally indicates.

We believe the public should know and understand the implications of this, and we present it with the hopes that you will not just pick up another bit of information on Dr. Carson, but that you will recognize that there is a war being waged on earth that is far greater than any human conflict. We hope that this will awaken you to the presence of that greater reality, so that your focus will be directed to the voice of God from heaven rather than being lost on earthly details. Then, with clear vision, you can make a clear choice.

August 11, 2015: Babel Rising - And You Thought It Was Just A Game

Babel Rising - And You Thought It Was Just A Game The final rapid movements of earth’s history are finishing up right before our eyes. You can kiss your personal freedoms and unalienable rights good-bye (if you still have any)...because the One-World Government HAS BEEN APPROVED, and will become effective in September this year, when all 193 nation states of the world will sign away their sovereignty, and Satan will take full control of the world. The Tower of Babel is rising again.

RUN, if you are still a member of any Church organization! Find out what you need to personally live for (or die for) before probation closes on this October 17!

June 5, 2015: Jade Helm - Military Blockade Against God's Witnesses

Jade Helm - Military Blockade Against God's Witnesses There is a lot of talk in the US about the Jade Helm military exercise. But what is it really about? You might not guess that it has anything to do with the authority of God in your life, but this world news brief explains how its logo shows that those who continue to uphold God’s authority in their relationships will be persecuted, even by the military.

It is a very serious subject that involves everyone, not only in the US, but around the globe. And it is up close and personal—perhaps even painful. Let it bring you to Jesus for healing. No matter what we experience on this earth, standing for the truth is worth all that it might cost.

It will not be long, and it will all be over. Be faithful to the Wounded One, Alnitak and let’s meet in the cloud!

May 7, 2015: Capital Crime: Pope Francis Kidnaps God’s Bride! (Isaiah 62:5)

Capital Crime: Pope Francis Kidnaps God’s Bride! (Isaiah 62:5) The SDA Church was kidnapped by Pope Francis and his accomplices like Ted Wilson. Now they plan to forcibly silence the people of God in the last bastion.

This news article affirms that “the church is not Babylon” while clearly drawing the lines where they belong between the sheep and the wolves.

In the end, you will learn what truly defines God’s remnant church. Are you included in the definition yet?

May 1, 2015: Rape Attempt Foiled in Sodom: LGBTQISDA Church Blinded by Four Angels (Gen. 19)

Rape Attempt Foiled in Sodom: LGBTQISDA Church Blinded by Four Angels (Gen. 19) In its General Conference Session brochure, the SDA Church announces that it will reach the UNTHINKABLE goal of changing its policy to grant equal treatment to homosexuals this July. Some parts of the church (Adventist Health in Florida, for example) have already set aside God's law on the matter in order to comply with man's (state) law.

This World News brief gives an eye-opening perspective on just how deeply embroiled the last truly Protestant church has become in this mess.

If you find these circumstances disturbing—as you should—I can only urge you to read Fire at Mount Carmel, and take the challenge seriously. The spiritual battle is intense, and it is high time to put your full strength on the Lord’s side.

April 28, 2015: Hidden Agenda Revealed: Will SDA Church Elect Female President?

Women in Leadership In the official brochure for the 60th Session of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the church leadership has communicated their agenda for the Session. The language they selected for the brochure is the universal language of symbols.

The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists selected the Eastern Star of Freemasonry to represent the church, when they should have selected the star Alnitak, which means “the Wounded One” who is at the center of the Orion clock in the eastern heavens.

The masonic star on the 2015 Session brochure shows in symbolic language that the masterminds behind the GC have already decided that the ordination of women will be approved for the World Church during this Session.

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. (Isaiah 3:12)

Read the full news brief to find out why the church has been so decided on reaching this goal of allowing women in leadership.

April 12, 2015: SDA Church President Ted Wilson Caught in Bed with “Five Whores”! (Rev. 2:22)

Ted Wilson with Ban Ki-Moon SDA Church president Ted Wilson meets brothel-keeper Ban Ki-moon and lands in bed with Pope Franci's whores.

The Adventist Review explains the purpose of the meeting:

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concerns about growing religious intolerance worldwide during a private meeting with Adventist Church leader Ted N.C. Wilson...

Our news report explains how for a long time now, Ted Wilson has been working toward the UN’s Millennium Development Goals--which he calls "shared goals." Ted Wilson has almost completely adapted the church to the New World Order agenda, but he needs the 2015 GC Session's approval vote on several key points.

Read the article to find out why Ban Ki-moon is concerned, and why Ted Wilson is feeling the heat.

April 7, 2015: State senator calling for Sunday Law finds Seventh-day Adventists sleeping at the wheel

Sunday LawArizona Senator Sylvia Allen transmitted a secret message while recommending the creation of a law that would require every American to attend church on Sunday.

Her comments reveal Satan’s agenda, fulfill prophecy (even time prophecy) and secretly point the finger at High Sabbath Adventists by saying that a person who wants to do violence will use a “clock in a courtroom” just as well as a knife. High Sabbath Adventists are the ones who use the Clock of God in the Courtroom of Heaven to expose the papacy, and that is why they are vilified as being equal to a violent killer.

In Senator Allen’s remarks, you can see the real-life fulfillment of another prophecy of Ellen White:

In legislative halls and courts of justice, commandment keepers will be misrepresented and condemned. A false coloring will be given to their words; the worst construction will be put upon their motives. {GC 592.1}

April 2, 2015: At Solstice, Pope Visits Waldensians, Then Paraguay

Waldensians The Waldensians had 20 days to sell property and flee to the mountains in the frozen dead of winter, or capitulate to Rome. History repeats!—what will you do? Contact your spiritual relatives in Mt. Zion today!

March 24, 2015: 10 Reasons Why the Eclipse of March 20 Was Prophetic

Ten Reasons From a strictly astronomical perspective, the total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 was special because it was very rare, but that’s not all. The biblical aspect offers several more features to make the eclipse special.

The blotting out of Satan’s usurped kingdom is prophesied to come in “the day of the Lord,” which is a reference to the time when God will pour out His wrath upon the world in the seven last plagues.

The darkening of the sun and moon prophesied by Isaiah adds several more criteria to pinpoint this eclipse. Although there have been similar eclipses in the past, these 10 criteria have never all been completely fulfilled since Isaiah’s words were recorded, until now.

Find out more by reading the 10 Reasons Why the Eclipse of March 20 Was Prophetic!

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