"And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast." -Revelation 17:12

As we all look around and see how this world is in great turmoil to the point even the scoffer is starting to wonder about the prophecies as they have been declared by the obedient remnant people of God these last few decades, we now see a new interest in prophecy and for some reason, one prophecy in particular keeps coming to mind. That prophecy is of course the one found in Revelation 17:12 wherein the question arises as to when does this one hour commence? Does this happen right before the plagues come or does it commence 2 weeks before the end of plague 6?

Now I am not going to define all the symbols here as students of prophecy already know the beast represents Papal Rome, the one hour is actually two weeks in time and the ten kings coincide with the ten toes Daniel saw in vision that we know to be the final one world government Rome's been working on since the 1960's and the ten toes were prophesied to be destroyed by the great stone that was cut out of the mountain that was not made by human hands; which then literally destroys all the kingdoms on earth. Students of prophecy also know that this great stone represents the second coming of Jesus Christ. And so again, no need to share all those symbols in depth. After all, does not Jesus define this stone to be Him in Matthew 21:44 when He said, "And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder." And when that stone hits those ten toes it most assuredly turns them to powder, or "chaff" as Daniel said in Daniel 2:35.

The fact most don't study prophecy dictates at least in my mind that this one hour with the beast is not important to most people as their flesh is the focus for most today. And when it comes to the babe in Christ, their studies would most assuredly be directed to Christ's love for them and their need of a Saviour first. Such a topic can only be of interest with those who do in depth studies in Christian prophecy. And so from this point forward I will be assuming those reading this page are already understanding the basic definitions of these prophetic symbols. However, if you need to have your memory refreshed as we move along in this study; please fell free to visit my "Symbols of Revelation" study for the in depth info on each symbol in the prophecies found in Revelation.

Before digging into the one hour with the beast, of which we know has to do with the timing of how the laws enforcing the mark of the beast are passed and enforced; notice first off how such laws were passed and enforced in the biblical past.

Notice that the law to legalize the killing of the Jews was "written" or "passed as a Bill" as we say today, on the 13th day of the 1st month. But also notice that it was not legal to actually kill the Jews until the "13th day of the twelfth month." That's how it's been done for eons.

As students of prophecy we know that what we see happening in the book of Esther will happen in the last days to all the obedient Christians that as per biblical jurisprudence are properly called "Israel" today. In fact, notice what it says in Spirit of Prophecy on this.

When we look in Revelation 13:15 we see that, "he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."

In prophecy the term "speak" means to legislate law. And the term "cause" means to enforce it. (See my Symbols of Revelation study to confirm)  And so even here we see how the order of a Bill being passed and then enforced is given in the prophecy wherein the law is passed and then it is enforced at a later date. But again, that is and has been the norm for eons.

Now for some legal mumbo jumbo:

When a Bill is written and after it is debated or amended it must then pass by a majority vote in the house and then the senate. After it is passed it is then brought to the president who within 10 days can either sign it or veto it. It can also be passed into law even if the president vetoes it, but only if two thirds of the house and senate vote to pass it. (See more info here) But it doesn't end there. Once passed into law it is still not enforced. It is then organized and published. What does that mean?

Notice this:

"Officially, after the President signs the bill, 10 days passes without a signature, or after a veto override, the bill is considered law. It is in effect at that moment. But in reality, it is, of course, more difficult than that. The law is transmitted to the Archivist of the United States. The Archivist assigns the law a number. The Archivist publishes the law on its own, as a pamphlet. This is known as a slip law." -Source

"The legislative process does not stop once a bill becomes law. Many laws must be put into effect, or implemented, by an agency of the executive branch. Through a delegation of his authority, the President makes an agency responsible for implementing the law. The agency then can issue administrative regulations explaining how it intends to put the law into effect and/or what a citizen must do to comply with the law." -Source

The process from Bill to Law is quite extensive. For a summary of its many steps, click here.

When the President signs the Bill into Law he can declare it enforced as law immediately or he can set a future date for it to be enforced as is usually the norm. The reason most laws never pass overnight is to allow the public at large a better chance to prepare for the new laws as they come into force. After all, if they passed a law that you can no longer drive red cars, passing and enforcing the law immediately will not give the people time to paint their cars or buy new ones. In other words, as it's been done so many times in the past; a date must then be set wherein the Bill that has just been passed becomes enforceable law.

Do you recall when President Trump signed into law the new tax cuts? They did not go into effect or legally "enforced" until the end of the year. I am sure many people, as I was one of them, would have hoped it would have passed instantly so our taxes would be lower that year. But no, we had to wait until the next tax year ended to reap the benefits of lower taxes.

Also consider the prophesied 501c3 that turns all churches into an image of the church & state Vatican beast structure. That Bill was penned and passed in the year 1954. But because they needed to make sure all the pastors would sign the contract; that Bill was never enforced as law until December 02, 2017. They literally waited 63 years because it took that long for Satan to move all the pastors and preachers to bow to filthy lucre.

Seeing how this will all go down as it did in Esther's day as well as what we see in Revelation 13:15 and how the image of the beast will "speak" first and then "cause" the laws to come into enforcement afterwards; the enforcement of the mark will also be passed as a Bill first and then later enforced as law. That's just how it works.

One must also consider who is behind the mark of the beast law. He (the beast in Rome) prefers granting the obedient Christians that Satan hates as much time as possible to change their minds and receive his mark. Temptation will increases wherein Satan hopes to use that time to get all Christians to bow to his mark. He prefers they worship him so as to take glory from Christ. And so even here one can see the date of passing the Bill and actually enforcing the law that legalizes the killing the 144,000 are going to be two different dates.

If you're a student of prophecy, you know that before this beast power gathers all the nations around the world together under ten kingdoms, which the ten horns of this beast in Revelation 17 as well as the ten toes of Daniel 2 confirm as prophetic fact; we also know certain prophesied events must come to fruition before they are able to stand in unison during that one hour. That means, if the Lord allows the Pope who controls the U.N. to bring about the long prophesied one world government by their recently announced date of 2030, we have precious little time left because we know before that New World Order becomes official, the loud cry must go forth globally. And because the truth we proclaim during that time empties many churches, the mark of the beast is then enforced seeking to shut us up to prevent the preachers that worship money from losing their support.

And by the way, the Pope recently announced he wants his global climate change agenda, which we know is the means by which he enforces the mark, he wants this set up by the year 2027. See more on that here.

Prophecy says the one world government wherein all ten kings who are controlled by the Pope comes to a unified agreement regarding how they will use their power at the start of that "one hour with the beast" when the date that was set for the law at the start of the plagues comes to pass. And according to prophetic time, that hour lasts all of 15 days. (See Ezekiel 4:6 and Numbers 14:34 to confirm prophetic time) And when that hour ends, that great Stone hits those ten toes which means plague #7 falls and the eastern sky splits at the return of Jesus Christ.

In other words, the people of God have a lot less time to do the work than many originally assumed and sadly, 100% of all the 501c3 preachers and those trusting them even contemplated. For they cannot possibly see what we see due to disobedience. Sadder still is that these government approved preachers will never be used by the Lord to proclaim the loud cry. Their bold disobedience makes it impossible for them to see what the obedient remnant sees and we can see this blindness is already upon them as we speak. In fact, the SDA President openly admitted on camera recently that he sees nothing regarding all this in the current pipeline yet the remnant people know all about the talk of religious laws and even talk of Sunday laws have been going on all over the world for many years. Now do you finally see why the Lord has been moving His obedient bride to not just trim their lamps each and every day by daily Bible study? He has also moved us to speak on such things the last few decades so as to make it clear the truth is still out there and that truth will never change. No matter how hard people try, they cannot change Christian prophecy.

Now yes, some believe the one hour with the beast happens right before the plagues begin which means we would have one less year to work. But I ask, how can this be when we know the ten toes seen in the vision of the prophet Daniel, who when he "sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron... that it was, in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever." And Revelation 18:8 says "her plagues come in one day" and so the one hour cannot possibly be at the start of the plagues for if it was it would have to be called the "one year with the beast" for we all know a day equals a year in Christian prophecy.

NOTICE:

The prophecy clearly says it is "in the days of these kings" that Jesus destroys the ten toes or as it's called today, "the one world government" at His return. It is also prophesied that at this time He will "set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed." That's actually the eternal city of New Jerusalem wherein the Saints will soon reside in for 1000 years in Heaven and then later descend from Heaven to be on earth for eternity. (See more on that here)

But to further lock it down, notice how this image with the ten toes was destroyed in Daniel 2:45. It says "the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold..."

If the hour with the beast was to end before the plagues fall, then why is the clay that is mixed with the iron in the toes still present when that Stone that represents the return of Jesus Christ hitting that clay as well as the iron, brass, silver, and the gold? And if that one hour with the beast happens before the plagues fall, who is surrounding the 144,000 at the end of plague #6?

If the hour happens at the start of the plagues then all 7 plagues must fall within 15 days; because the one hour WITH the beast means they have come together as a one world government under a globally enforceable law to kill the Christians. Again, the 501c3 preachers will be blind to key points like this in the prophecies because they have placed more importance on the money in their pockets than the souls in their pews. Joining their churches and ministries with the second beast of Revelation as they did when they signed the 501c3 contract in the USA means they are disobedient unto the Lord. This confirms they cannot see what we see because the only way to understand prophecy is to obey the God that wrote it.

Now.. one last thing needs to be addressed before moving ahead here as to how this United Nations date of 2030 for a one world government can be used by Satan to make many Christians unready. What if Satan knows he can get it all done by 2025 but instead moved his subjects in the United Nations to say 2030? I mean after all; are they not all very wicked men and women who have agreed to bow to the Pope to form the United Nations in the first place? If the people in power believe the 2030 date,  then Satan knows that some in the remnant church that want the Latter Rain in the year 2020 may say, "I have 10 years to get ready" and then drag their feet towards doing the work or even preparing their faith to stand during the coming plagues when in fact Satan plans to do it much sooner than the UN actually said.

What if the Latter Rain is to fall next year? Next month or even next week? Seriously, is not Satan the father of lies and are not all in power in the UN under his thumb?

In short.. just as you cannot trust false prophets that rewrite the Bible to set dates in all the churches including the SDA church, you cannot trust political leaders who work for Rome which is the prophesied headquarters for Satan on earth. Live each day as if the Latter Rain can fall today so as to be always ready, willing and perfectly able to do as prophecy said the Bride of Christ will do in these very last days.

Just as we saw in Esther's day wherein the law was passed on the 13th day of the first month but not enforced until the 13th day of the 12th month, the people that think the one hour comes at the start of the plagues need to understand what the nature of the beast is. His duty is to kill and destroy God's people in as effective of a manner that he can muster. Allowing time to have the law enforced is a win win situation for him. First and foremost, it's the norm as we see in Esther's day to pass law and enforce it later, and that exact same manner of passing and enforcing later is still the norm today. And secondly, this time between passage and enforcement allows Satan to use every person in his camp that are near and dear to the people of God to persecute or even pull on their heart strings tempting them to give up and join with those they love, or give up due to fearful threats from those that hate them. 

When the law to kill the Sabbath keeping Christians is finally passed, the plagues will begin. Of this, every student of prophecy agrees. But some differ in that they do not know if the killing of real Christians ends. Yes, in the near future the law to kill them was just passed, but the date the law becomes official to actually kill the Christians is not at the start of the plagues when the Bill was passed, nor can it be. When the Lord said
spean" and then "cause" in the prophecy, He wasn't kidding.

As we also know, criminals are not known to obey laws. And so one can expect Satan can use some of his obedient killers to seek the deaths of the Christians out of sheer bloodthirstiness in advance of the official enforcement date. This is why we see this in Spirit of Prophecy.

This confirms by inspiration that the Law is passed on one day and only after a certain time is it legal for the 144,000 to be hunted down and killed. As I stated earlier, the nature of the beast is to kill. But he prefers to kill eternally even more so due to demonic influence upon his willing subjects / victims. And so a "probation" or "grace period" is given to the 144,000 to make a decision to obey the man of sin or the Saviour of mankind. Of course they won't budge. But still, we see two different dates confirming the one hour with the beast is at the end just as Daniel prophesied via the ten toes wherein the second coming puts an end to their ecumenical union. They can only be a one world government at a specific period in time. And the fact Daniel sees them working as one in those "ten toes" when the Lord returns confirms the one hour is at the end. There's simply no way to get around that fact. Also notice however, some that teach the one hour comes at the start of the plagues never seem to explain with confidence that which Daniel reveals regarding the Stone and the ten toes.

The basic reality is, just like any Bill passed into law, they cannot enforce the law without time for agreements to be penned as I shared in the "legal mumbo jumbo" in the study above, and so a global law is no different in that it will not be enforced until they are all in agreement to enforce it. That's the reason for the ten toes being present when the Stone which represents the return of Christ destroys them. That is why the Bill was passed at the start of the plagues and the date to enforce was set at a later date to give the "10 kings" the time it takes to set things up in their regions all over the world.

As I shared earlier, we are in the little time of trouble. According to many News sources, the Christians are already being martyred to the tune 1 killed every 2 minutes or some say one every 6 minutes. Soon that number will be much higher. That being the case, will the powers that be use that blood crazed mind-set of their constituents to their advantage so as to garner approval for the death decree after seeing how the Loud Cry has been causing them issues anyway? Do they not do this already in how they add riders to Bills (pork) so as to legalize an unpopular agenda? Will they play the devil's advocate and act as if they will protect the Christians so as to give them time to reconsider their stand and bow to Rome's mark so as to have their dying god glorified by passing the Bill that then "legally" stops all the killings until the legalized date they set wherein all that refuse to cave in will die? (so they think) No one really knows how they will play this part out thus far, but does it matter since they are killing them now anyway? And we know the killing has to stop seeing how the angels will be sent to protect the 144,000. After all, do we not know how criminals love to ignore laws anyway. That fact alone brings to mind yet another prophesied fact where we see in this Scripture.

Why would the Lord declare such a thing if it was not already seen by the God we worship who sees the end from the beginning? And is this prophesied fact not confirmed in Spirit of Prophecy?

"In some places, before the time for the writing to be executed, the wicked rushed upon the saints to slay them; but angels in the form of men of war fought for them. Satan wished to have the privilege of destroying the saints of the Most High; but Jesus bade his angels watch over them, for God would be honored by making a covenant with those who had kept his law in the sight of the heathen round about them; and Jesus would be honored by translating the faithful, waiting ones, who had so long expected him, without their seeing death." {1SG 201.1}

Since we know the 144,000 cannot die. And we see in both Isaiah and Spirit of Prophecy the Lord is protecting them from dying "before the time for the writing to be executed" does this not confirm this to be the 144,000 and this is during the plagues when the criminals who care not about the laws of th eland seek to kill them are stopped?

If the one hour with the beast fulfills at the start of the plagues, I must ask who are these people with the weapons that seek to kill the 144,000? And why is it they feel it is their legal right to kill the obedient Gideon band at a later date? It's because they know of the law of the New World Order that most assuredly is still in power. Yes, nowhere near as many people are left alive on earth at this time due to the plagues, but those many bunkers and expanded caves all over the world weren't built to house just anybody. Someone is in power at this time so as to organize this final attack.

And so again, just like we saw happening in Esther's day wherein Ahasuerus was king, we now see in Spirit of prophecy that the law is passed first and then "after a certain time" as she said in Early Writings page 282 & 283, a date is set to kill the obedient Christians. It is then that the one hour with the beast comes to fulfillment because the 6000 year old bloodthirsty fruit of the demon inside the beast has finally become the norm in the hearts and minds of all the political leaders the world as well as their cohorts and loyal subjects still running rampant in every nation on earth, boils and all.

Think about that for a minute. Satan always mimics and mocks the Lord in how He performs His will does he not? And so, just as the apostles were in "one accord" when they set out to save souls, the disciples of Satan will be in "one accord" when they set out to kill souls. And so the wicked that had the means to survive the plagues up to this point, be it in caves or bunkers, lived through 6 plagues so far and now ALL of them agree without compromise that the Gideon band must die on the date set earlier because in their minds they believe they will all die in the plagues unless they kill off the 144,000.

As we know, they will place all the blame on the 144,000 for the plagues they are dealing with. It is then they all agree during the one hour with the beast to kill and this happens between the 6th and 7th plague because as Daniel shared regarding the Stone that comes from the sky to destroy the ten toes, and John shows with plague #7, the one hour ends with the start of plague 7 which brings about the second coming of Jesus Christ. There is simply no way to get around that prophesied fact. For again, it is not "one YEAR with the beast." It is only "one HOUR with the beast."

One more verse to lock this all down:

If they lost their rule at the start of the plagues and anarchy reigns worldwide, who is it that Christ will put down that has all authority and power at this time? Those that preach the one hour happens at the start cannot explain this verse because they declare all the nations are destroyed before the plaguse. And so who then is enforcing the laws? Better yet, why is Jesus putting them down at his second coming if they were already put down at plague #1? They are all together as one in those ten toes proving they are still in power at plague #7.

That all being said, how I ask can the second coming of our King Jesus happen within 2 weeks of plague #1? And how can all 7 plagues fall within those two weeks as well? They cannot. According to Esther, Daniel, Revelation and Spirit of Prophecy, the one hour is at the end of the plagues, not the start. Many believe the one hour and the passing the Bill are the same time period. But there is nothing in Scripture, Spirit of Prophecy or even governmental history of mankind to back that up.

Also notice this SOP reference in a little more detail: 

"I saw the saints leaving the cities and villages, and associating in companies together, and living in the most solitary places. Angels provided them food and water; but the wicked were suffering with hunger and thirst. Then I saw the leading men of earth consulting together, and Satan and his angels were busy around them. I saw a writing, and copies of it scattered in different parts of the land, giving orders, that unless the saints should yield their peculiar faith, give up the Sabbath, and observe the first day, they were at liberty, after such a time, to put them to death. But in this time the saints were calm and composed, trusting in God, and leaning upon his promise, that a way of escape would be made for them. In some places, before the time for the writing to be executed, the wicked rushed upon the saints to slay them; but angels in the form of men of war fought for them. Satan wished to have the privilege of destroying the saints of the Most High; but Jesus bade his angels watch over them, for God would be honored by making a covenant with those who had kept his law in the sight of the heathen round about them; and Jesus would be honored by translating the faithful, waiting ones, who had so long expected him, without their seeing death." {1SG 201.1}

Here we see that not only is it prophesied that "after such a time" the saints will be legally targeted for death and the prophesied reason they are fleeing, we see that "In some places, before the time for the writing to be executed, the wicked rushed upon the saints to slay them." This confirms the fact that the law was passed to the point even the wicked of the world who seek to break the law knew of it and also knew a specific date was set to put the 144,000 to death. This cannot work prophetically if the one hour with the beast happens before the plagues fall. It has to be as prophesied. We cannot change that. The law is passed, this then brings on the plagues, and then later "after such a time" it is legal to kill God's obedient Gideon band. However, as we also know, this will not happen. For killing the 144,000 now is impossible.

Did you also notice that she said she saw the "writing" or "Bill" as we now call it and she also saw how it was "scattered in different parts of the land." Also notice she also said the "saints were calm and composed, trusting in God, and leaning upon his promise, that a way of escape would be made for them."

Looking back at the 501c3. The Bill was passed in 1954. It wasn't made an enforceable law until December of 2017. Yes, that took an exceptionally long time due to the fact they needed time to move all the lukewarm pastors nationwide into agreement so as to stand as the prophesied "preachers of filthy lucre" we now know them to be today. Without the speed of modern communications like the Internet, it took time back then to get the job done. But we also know by our studies that it says "Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.--Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 11. And so they are. In our day laws and this includes global laws, can be passed and enforced within a year after the letter of the law is "scattered in different parts of the land" so as to give the powers that be time to sign unto it.

What we all agree on is that the death penalty bill will be passed and then the plagues will fall. And so as we saw in Esther's day and now echoed as prophetic reality in Spirit of Prophecy, the law will not be officially enforced until later which allows the one hour with the beast to match with the prophecy of the Stone that is cut without human hands to put an end to the ten toes Daniel saw in vision which we call the "New World Order" today. The one hour with the beast will be the official date they set as the time all the nations will come together as the "ten toes" under one Caesar or the Pope as he is called today. But this is not to say martyrdom won't happen. Christians are dying more than any religion on earth today.

The only reason the Bill was passed at the start of the plagues is because the date was already agreed upon via the gathering of the ten toes on paper as we know they have all been communicating with each other since the "club of Rome" formed in 1968. Knowing Rome's historic record. The term "club" is not so much defined as a group of people in agreement. Yes they agree, but the "club" would be better defined as an instrument of death.

Politics are messy and the powers that be need time to shake hands and pass bribes between them be it cold hard cash or governing powers being granted before certain things can be done or even agreed upon. This is why the wicked; which is the norm among criminals, this is why the wicked will seek to kill the Gideon band before the official date due to blood lust and impatience. And like any law before it, it is always passed and then an endorsed date is set as to its official enforcement. And that date clearly begins when they finally have all the signatures on paper and then a realized global power in the one hour with the beast to legally kill the 144,000 for the prophecy of Daniel is clear. It is when the ten toes are finally in agreement as one that the Lord finally returns. Not beforehand. In other words, all 7 plagues fall within a year, not within 15 days.

What Happened at the Red Sea?:

As we know, and had it not been for their murmuring, the nation of Israel would have stepped into the promised land rather quickly after crossing the Red Sea. Instead they sinned and were forced to wander for 40 years in the desert. But the reality in this event is this. They were trapped by the land just as the 144,000 will be trapped. Pharaoh's army was coming to kill them just as the people of the world will do against the 144,000 in number. But just as ancient Israel escaped when all the armies of Egypt rushed upon them, so shall the obedient bride of Christ who is called Israel today escape when the Armageddon troops of Satan rush upon them. As Daniel declared long ago, when the new world order (ten toes) gains their power as one with the beast, it is then the Lord will stop them dead in their tracks.

Letting James White Chime in:

James White stated "The plagues of Egypt, and the deliverance of ancient Israel from bondage, clearly shadow forth the seven last plagues, and the deliverance of the saints." -(WLF page 3)

How did this all go down for ancient Israel? Looking back we see that the plagues all fell and then they left for the promised land. This is exactly as it will be when all the seven last plagues fall and we leave for the promised land which as the prophet Daniel said happens as the ten toes (NWO) are struck by the Stone (which is Christ) at His second coming. Not before the plagues come. Jesus destroys the New World Order (ten toes) AT His coming. Not one year prior.

Letting John the Revelator Speak:

If the one hour with the beast happens before the plagues fall and the nations are destroyed and powerless during the plagues as some believe. How then can John prophesy the exact opposite?

That great hail is plague #7 as are all of nature coming out of sync as its Creator approaches. If the nations were destroyed at the start of the plagues, how is it that John sees that "the nations were angry" when "thy wrath is come" wherein all the "lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail" commence?

Now see what Spirit of Prophecy says on this verse.

"The second advent of the Son of God is foretold by lips which make no mistake: "Then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." [Matthew 24:30, 31.] Then shall they that obey not the gospel be consumed with the spirit of his mouth, and destroyed with the brightness of his coming. [2 Thessalonians 2:8.]  {4SP 37.1}

It clearly says and echoes that of John in Revelation regarding how many in the angry nations were still alive at the second coming. Yes, many died, as the plagues are designed to kill. But as we see with John "the nations were angry, and they wrath is come" and Spirit of Prophecy declares that "all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory." How I ask can "all the tribes / nations" die in the plagues if they are being "destroyed with the brightness of His coming as 2 Thessalonians 2:8 clearly says. It doesn't say they are all destroyed and powerless when the plagues fell.

It is also declared in Testimonies volume 1 the following.

"Read 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12: "And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom
the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."  {1T 290.2}  

Let's look a little deeper into Revelation 17:12-14

Revelation 17:12-14  And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.  (13)  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.  (14)  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

This passage reveals even more when you take a second look. These ten kings, who we know are on paper since 1968 in the "Club of Rome" have not yet received their kingdoms. Then we see the prophecy says they will eventually "receive power as kings one hour with the beast" which shows they will eventually legitimize the new world order globally. They have had it on paper for some time now yes. But they have "received no kingdoms as yet."

When the death decree is finally passed, the law will then be enforced later as both ancient and modern government policy dictates and SOP confirmed earlier, once all those ten kings come into their final agreement that hour will commence.

Now here's the clincher.

As we know, when that law is finally enforced, they will go forward seeking to kill the 144,000. In other words, as the prophecy says; they "shall make war with the Lamb." But now notice what happens when they do that according to the prophecy. It clearly says it is then "the Lamb shall overcome them." This coincides with the Stone, which is symbolic of Christ's second coming as it hits those ten toes, which we know symbolize the ten regions the world has already been divided into since 1968 on paper.

And so again, we have the Lord's arrival being the turning point in the war against His obedient bride. We now have four ways to confirm this prophecy.

  1. As it was in Esther's day, it will be in the end. They passed the law on one day and then enforced it later.
  2. As the people of God were heading towards the promised land, Pharaoh's army is destroyed at the Red Sea allowing Israel to escape.
  3. As the ten kings approach the 144,000 in the coming days, the vision in Daniel 2 shows the Lord stopping them right before ascending to New Jerusalem.
  4. Noah and his family were sealed in the ark by the Lord and then the wicked were all killed in the flood.

When do the Guillotines of Revelation 20:4 come into play?

First and foremost, Christians need to understand that Revelation is a symbolic book. The symbols as well as how they are used in context have prophetic definitions. Notice how Revelation 20:4 was penned. Make special note on how it starts.

On the surface many teach that John is saying only the beheaded martyrs who refused to worship the beast will be doing the work of the judgment and so the "beheaded" aspect of the prophecy must only be for the end of days. But that can't be accurate because of what we see Paul saying to the Corinthians regarding judgment.

Revelation 20:4 says the people that were beheaded will be doing the work of the judgment. And then we see Paul says all the "saints shall judge the world" as well as the angels. That being the case, the saints spoken of in Revelation 20:4 that were beheaded for refusing the mark or the image are all the Christian martyrs the last 2000 years. Historic record confirms, many were killed by beheading as well as other methods for refusing to keep Sunday holy as well as refusing to worship in ways the Vatican demanded during the great tribulation which history calls the dark ages and some preachers expose as the Inquisition of Rome. Plus we must not forget the Muslims who like the 501c3 American churches are also a church and state image of the beast for as everyone knows, Islam is not just a state; it is also declared as the denomination of the Muslim for lack of a better term. And since the Muslims have been beheading Christians ever since they were blamed for the Twin Towers that we now have evidence was in inside job of the Bush administration, we can see how the 165,000 Christians being killed by the Muslims each year (some say only 90,000 a year and some say 100,000 a year) who prefer to kill by beheading, we can see that Revelation 20:4 is actually speaking of all the Christians that have died for their faith the last 2000 years. Truth is, no matter how the meda hides it or how Rome or Islam denies it, numbers like this confirm this had to have been prophesied. And it was. It's called the little time of trouble that happens right before the plagues.

Revelation is a book that not only speaks of certain end time events, it is also know by how it is concerned with the persecuted Christians as well as those that persecute them. To deny all the Christians that have died at the hands of the Muslims the last 2 decades so as to declare they must die specifically by guillotine alone before the plague fall is to do the exact same thing Rome did when they tried to hide how they killed 500,000,000 Christians during the prophesied 1260 years.

Also notice this:

"I saw that God would in a wonderful manner preserve his people through the time of trouble. As Jesus poured out his soul in agony in the garden, they will earnestly cry and agonize with him day and night for deliverance. The decree will go forth that they must disregard the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and honor the first day, or lose their lives; but they will not yield, and trample under their feet the Sabbath of the Lord, and honor an institution of Papacy. Satan's host, and wicked men, will surround them, and exult over them, because there will seem to be no way of escape for them. But in the midst of their revelry and triumph, there is peal upon peal of the loudest thunder. The heavens have gathered blackness, and are only illuminated by the blazing light and terrible glory from Heaven, as God utters his voice from his holy habitation. {4bSG 113.1}

As is obvious, all is about to end at this point as Daniel stated when that stone cut without human hands is headed toward the ten toes. And so, if the passing and enforcement of the law was simultaneously at the start of the plagues, then why does it say "Satan's host, and wicked men, will surround them, and exult over them, because there will seem to be no way of escape for them." Since they're surrounded anyway since day one being that they refuse to do what 9 billion people are already doing just as we saw in Noah's day, why not just overtake and kill them the split second they are blamed for the calamities? It's because the laws of the land declared it wasn't legal to do so until "after such a time" and the angels sent by Jesus were protecting the Gideon band as we learned earlier in 1SG 201.1.

HOW DID THIS CONFUSION COMMENCE?

As we know, anyone holding a 501c3 is not going to be able to have prophetic understanding because the only way to understand prophecy is to obey the God that wrote it. I believe some SDA leaders and especially some like Doug Batchelor who has 3 separate 501c3 contracts with the second beast (USA), I believe these men got their strange understanding from a man who did not lock his prophetic assumptions down with Scripture. They got their one hour with the beast coming at the START of the plagues theology from a man named Josiah Litch. I believe they all based their claim on this one quote:

Josiah Litch is assuming the destruction of the Vatican is the ending of the One World Government that lasts "one hour with the beast." But.. Litch used the word "PROBABLY" here which means he didn't have a thus saith the Lord on this. He is trying to convince his readers by his own lack of understanding. That being the case, we must search out Scripture (as I did above) or SOP (as I also did above) to find a thus saith the Lord.

As we know from previous studies, the mark of the beast will be passed first in USA. But only a one world government can make it passable worldwide. One entity must have control over all the world for this to work. And that one entity is right now in power on earth in the form of a shadow government. Want proof? We just witnessed the Covid-19 pandemic that moved just about every nation on earth to echo what those with eyes that see know to be a bold faced lie. It was a test by Rome to make sure everyone is in compliance and this includes the people wherein they can use the media to make them all believe a lie.

Notice this quote from the former CIA Director William Casey:

"we'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." - William Casey CIA Director (1981)

THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION:

The "hour of temptation" or "time of Jacob's trouble" has to do with the one hour with the beast during the plagues. And specifically the last two weeks of it. That is why we see Spirit of Prophecy say this regarding the Gideon band as they are surrounded by those seeking to kill them during the one hour with the beast which is also called the time of Jacob's trouble.

"Though God's people will be surrounded by enemies who are bent upon their destruction, yet the anguish which they suffer is not a dread of persecution for the truth's sake; they fear that every sin has not been repented of, and that through some fault in themselves they shall fail to realize the fulfillment of the Saviour's promise, "I will keep thee from the hour of temptation which shall come upon all the world." If they could have the assurance of pardon, they would not shrink from torture or death; but should they prove unworthy, and lose their lives because of their own defects of character, then God's holy name would be reproached.  {4SP 436.2}

     On every hand they hear the plottings of treason, and see the active working of rebellion; and there is aroused within them an intense desire, an earnest yearning of soul, that this great apostasy may be terminated, and the wickedness of the wicked may come to an end. But while they plead with God to stay the work of rebellion, there is a throb of self-reproach that they themselves have no more power to resist and urge back the mighty tide of evil. They feel that had they always employed all their ability in the service of Christ, going forward from strength to strength, Satan's forces would have less power to prevail against them.  {4SP 436.3} 

     They afflict their souls before God, pointing to their past repentance of their many sins, and pleading the Saviour's promise, "Let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me, and he shall make peace with me." [Isaiah 27:5.] Their faith does not fail because their prayers are not immediately answered. Though suffering the keenest anxiety, terror, and distress, they do not cease their intercessions. They lay hold of the strength of God as Jacob laid hold of the Angel; and the language of their souls is, "I will not let thee go, except thou bless me."  {4SP 437.1}

Speaking of the 144,000 she says this "This message was designed to put the children of God upon their guard, and show them the hour of temptation and anguish that was before them. Said the angel, They will be brought into close combat with the beast and his image. Their only hope of eternal life is to remain steadfast." {1SG 162.1}

This "close combat" only happens between the wicked who are in unison with the beast right down to emulating his image and the obedient 144,000 who stand firm in the Lord. That one hour is the time of Jacob's trouble.

The faithful are surrounded by the wicked and the only reason they were surrounding them and not rushing in was because the date of the law enforcement was about to come to fruition at the normal time of midnight as laws are often legitimized in the USA. They would not legally be able to do so without that enforcement being legit. I am sharing this for a reason. Please read the following account of what happens next.

     "As the saints left the cities and villages, they were pursued by the wicked. They raised their swords to kill the saints, but they broke, and fell as powerless as a straw. Angels of God shielded the saints. As they cried day and night for deliverance, their cry came up before God."  {1SG 204.1} 

The only way they can raise those swords is if the one hour with the beast had come wherein the date of enforcement of the law had come. If you read on you will find an in depth description of what commences. Many amazing things happen that announce the arrival of Christ as Conqueror. After reading about everything from dark heavy clouds crashing into each other, the voice of God rolling around the globe to a mighty earthquake that opens most of the graves that are destined to be opened we then read this.

    "Those who a little before would have destroyed God's faithful children from the earth, had to witness the glory of God which rested upon them. They had seen them glorified. And amid all the terrible scenes they had heard the voices of the saints in joyful strains, saying, Lo, this is our God, we have waited for him, and he will save us. The earth mightily shook as the voice of the Son of God called forth the sleeping saints. They responded to the call, and came forth clothed with glorious immortality, crying, Victory! victory! over death and the grave. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Then the living saints, and the resurrected ones, raised their voices in a long, transporting shout of victory. Those sickly bodies that had gone down into the grave came up in immortal health and vigor. The living saints were changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, and caught up with the resurrected ones, and together they meet their Lord in the air. O what a glorious meeting. Friends whom death had separated, were united, never more to part." {1SG 207.1}

      "I then beheld the earth. The wicked were dead, and their bodies were lying upon the face of the earth. The inhabitants of earth had suffered the wrath of God in the seven last plagues. They had gnawed their tongues for pain and had cursed God. The false shepherds were signal objects of Jehovah's wrath. Their eyes had consumed away in their holes, and their tongues in their mouths, while they stood upon their feet. After the saints were delivered by the voice of God, the rage of the wicked multitude was turned upon each other. The earth seemed to be deluged with blood, and dead bodies were from one end of the earth to the other." {1SG 211.1}

We see it says that the one hour had come. The law was passed, they raised their swords to kill the 144,000, but then their rage changed to turn upon each other. How can this happen before the plagues began? It cannot because that which comes with the plagues is already falling upon the apostate pastors and those they deceived directly when they sought to kill God's obedient Gideon band.

What just happened occurred at the end of plague 6 and the commencement of plague 7 which declares that the death decree was only legalized the last 2 weeks of all life on earth before the 1000 years began. That one hour with the beast can only come at the end of the plagues because before the plagues fall, not only is the Bill without legal force in the same way as the 13th day of the 1st month in Esther's day, the nations of the world had not yet come together as a one world government as the ten toes of Daniel predicted would happen right before the Stone that is cut out without human hands falls on them to turn them to powder. That Rock is Christ and that event happens at His second coming when all ten toes are in agreement.


Brother Ely's study:

Below is an outline of what Craig and Ade are preaching about the one hour with the beast and many other strange prophecies not found in the Bible. Brother Ely will soon be adding Scripture and Spirit of Prophecy quotes proving none of what you see in this outline below is found anywhere in the Bible.

Here are the claims for Craig and Ade's supposed new light:

1. During 7 plagues, only 10 toes are destroyed being broken slowly.

2. After 1,000 years the image is broken.

3. The definition of their second coming is from the start of the 1st plague and ends after the   1,000 yrs, so basically they dont call the coming of Christ to meet the saints in the air as 2nd coming, for them the real 2nd coming will be when the New Jerusalem touches the earth after the 1,000 yrs.

4. There is no global unity during the last plague. 1 hour with the beast happens before the fall of 7 plagues.

5. During 7 last plagues, the wicked are suffering so much that it is impossible for them to unite and enforce any decree.

6. During 7 last plagues, Christ already coming but not showing Himself to the people.

7. The start of 2nd coming is when He put on His kingly Robe.

8. Death decree before the plague during sunday law.

9. Events in Esther which prophet and kings supported happens before the plagues during sunday law.

10. Armageddon before the 7 plagues.

11. No more buying, no more marrying will no longer happen during plagues because there is no more unity.

12. Christ is bringing the plagues with Him.

13. There is no 3rd coming.

14. The touching of the ground is where they say the second coming happens

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