"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
speak" 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:

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)

Revelation 16:12-16 (Plague #6) CONFIRMS DEATH DECREE TIMELINE

Notice the order of events laid out here in Revelation 16:12-16

  1. "the sixth angel poured out his vial" = Plague #6 begins
     
  2. "the kings of the east might be prepared" = They prepare all that is needed for plague #7 and the second coming (Christ comes from Eastern sky)
     
  3. "dragon... beast... false prophet" = Satan, Catholic church, all Protestant churches gather as one to attack the 144,000 "
     
  4. "go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world" = The nations of the world are now in 100% agreement with the now legalized death decree that was passed which prophecy confirms is was started the plagues
     
  5. "gather them to the battle" = The ecumenical charge of Rome is now complete - all the lost are in one global cult
     
  6. "Behold I come as a thief" = The second coming is about to happen
     
  7. "Armageddon" = the final gathering of all the lost under Satan's rule to surround the 144,000 - As we see by the order of events here, this can only happen after plague #6 starts

Here we have absolute proof that the claim "Armageddon happens before the plagues begin" is a lie of the devil. The prophecy clearly states that Armageddon does not happen until all the wicked kings of the earth and their lost subjects the world over are gathered under Satan's rule for the final "battle" in the hopes of killing God's 144,000 saints. This also proves the claim as some preach that "all unity is impossible after the plagues start" to also be a lie of the Devil.

This is Satan's last attempt to destroy God's obedient people and so it is fitting that it is happening at the end of the 6th plague wherein the Lord comes to save us from the long-prophesied plans of Satan. And the only reason they are now gathering for battle is because it is as it was in the book of Esther. The decree was passed into law and the date to enforce that law came afterwards.

The prophesied death decree was set many months prior, which as we now know caused the seven final plagues to begin. And it is only now that the "kings of the earth" and the wicked souls of "the whole world" under Satan’s rule are legally able to go forth to kill the 144,000. But as we know, they will fail. Plague #7 will commence exactly 15 days after the date of enforcement, the eastern sky will split and the obedient people of God will be forever with the Lord they love and worship.

Now, because some refuse to study the Bible and only chose to read Spirit of Prophecy, do we see the same truth as the Word of God clearly says regarding how the unified kings of the world come together during plague #6 when the angel pours our the sixth vial?

"The manifestation of the unclean spirits named in the text is just before Christ comes “as a thief,” and preparatory to the battle of the great day of God Almighty; therefore they are a sign of the swift approach of that dreadful day. We do not understand by the phrase, “three unclean spirits,” that they are only three in number, as some have argued; but they were to be manifested from these three divisions: the dragon, beast and false prophet. The unclean spirit that Christ cast out of the man from among the tombs, [Mark 5:1-13,] said, “My name is legion; for we are many.”

The spirits named in the text have power to work miracles. This we have shown is now being fulfilled in the history of Spirit Manifestations. They “go forth unto the kings [or kingdoms] of the earth, and of the whole world.” How true in the history of Spiritualism!

The unclean spirits are now entering the three great bodies named in the text; but under the sixth vial, and just prior to Christ’s coming as a thief, they will be seen going “out of the mouth” of these three leading powers." -Advent Review & Herald March 31, 1859 page 147.31-33

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 did a study on all this 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

ONE HOUR WITH THE BEAST

Rev 17:12 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. 

There has been a lot of misinterpretations and out of context claims in regards to when the “one hour with the beast” should happen. The following biblical and SOP proof will help those with the eyes to see and ears to hear erase all doubts.

CLAIM # 1

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

What happens when the Rock (Christ) hits the image? Does the bible say only iron and clay will be destroyed? No.

Dan 2:35  Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

Dan 2:45  Forasmuch as thou sawest that 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; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. 

Why give another private interpretation when prophet Daniel already said “interpretation thereof sure”?

CLAIM # 2

After 1,000 years the image is broken.

How can this image in Daniel Chapter 2 be resurrected again?  Does king Nebuchadnezzar have to reign again with the wicked when he already repented by acknowledging God as Supreme Being?

Daniel 4:34  And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: 

Daniel 4:37  Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase. 

As we let the Bible explain this claim, there is no written evidence that the image will be resurrected to be turned into powder once again. What then happens to the image?

Dan 2:44  And 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. 

Dan 2:45  Forasmuch as thou sawest that 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; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. 

Here we see that the image are completely destroyed by the “Stone” or Christ 2nd coming turning it into powder.

Matthew 21:44  And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

It clearly states that there will be neither kings nor kingdoms reigning when the wicked are raised in the 2nd resurrection.

Two great opposing powers are revealed in the last great battle. On the side stands the Creator of heaven and earth. All on His side bear His signet. They are obedient to His commands. On the other side stands the prince of darkness, with those who have chosen apostasy and rebellion. - Review and Herald May 7, 1901 (Bible Commentary p. 982)

Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 

Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

CLAIM # 3

Their definition of the 2nd coming is from the start of the 1st plague and ends after 1,000 yrs, so basically they don’t call the coming of Christ to meet the saints in the air as His 2nd coming, the real 2nd coming is when the New Jerusalem touches the earth after 1,000 yrs.

The Bible is very clear on this subject and there is no gray areas as to when His coming taking place. Where in the Bible does it say the New Jerusalem will be the 2nd coming continuation process? The purpose of His 2nd coming is to pick up the saints which keep the 10 commandments and testimonies. The saints will go up with their Master joining Him in His kingdom to judge the wicked for 1,000 years. No verses in the bible where it says that the 1,000 years is a process of second coming or part of it.

2Th 1:7  And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 

2Th 1:8  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 

2Th 1:9  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 

2Th 1:10  When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

Hebrews9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Where does this process or prolonging saying originated? The LORD has spoken to prophet Ezekiel pertaining to those who extend or prolonging the days which are at hand.

Ezekiel 12:21  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 

Ezekiel 12:22  Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth? 

Ezekiel 12:23  Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision. 

Ezekiel 12:24  For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel. 

Ezekiel 12:25  For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD. 

Christ meeting His beloved saints in the air.

1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

Hebrews 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

What happens to satan during 1,000 years?

Rev 20:1  And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 

Rev 20:2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 

Rev 20:3  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. 

As we read these next verses, we don’t see any passages talking about the 1,000 years being the continuation of the second coming. Satan is chained for 1,000 years on the bottomless pit or earth before he can be unchained for a season. The 1,000 years also pertains to the saints who will be in the kingdom of God opening the books to judge the wicked who are not written in the book of life.

Rev 20:4  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 

Rev 20:5  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 

Rev 20:6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

CLAIM # 4

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

There will still be a global unity during the last plague. When the time of Jacob’s trouble happens, the 144,000 will be running for their lives as they are after by people who are UNITED in wickedness.

Rev 17:13  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Rev 16:14  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 

Rev 19:19  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 

“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 the cried day and night for deliverance, their cry came up before GOD.” - GC 1858 p. 204

The wicked will be united mocking the followers of Christ

“It is a time of fearful agony. Day and night they cry unto God for deliverance. The wicked exult, and the jeering cry is heard, “Where no is your faith?” “Why does not God deliver you out of our hands if  you are indeed his people?” But the waiting ones remember Jesus dying upon Calvary’s cross, and the chief priests and rulers shouting in mockery, “He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him”. - SOP VOL 4 page 446

The Time of Trouble

“Though God’s people will be surrounded by the 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.”- SOP VOL 4 page 436 (1884)

As we see here proving Pharaoh and the Egyptians regrouped to chase the Israelites after the plagues already hit them hard so shall it be when the 10 toes unite with the beast to pursue the 144,000 to put them to death.

Exo 14:5  And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us? 

Exo 14:9  But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon. 

Exo 14:10  And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

Word to Little Flock

"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)

When does the one hour with the beast happen? 

Rev 16:12  And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 

The word "dried up" is also translated as ripened in Strongs #3583.

Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

It is evident that the one hour with the beast doesn’t happen before the plagues for the kings of the earth will unite when people are ripened to execute their wicked agenda against God and His chosen people.

Rev 16:13  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 

Rev 16:14  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 

As we let the bible define itself plus the support of the SOP, it clearly outlined when this will happen. If this event happens before the plagues then the 144,000 will have to be delivered after those two weeks because the next one hour or 15 days will be the judgment of the whore.

Rev 18:10  Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. 

Rev 18:11  And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 

Rev 18:17  For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 

Rev 18:18  And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! 

Rev 18:19  And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. 

We can see here that the judgment of the whore is only two weeks after the New World Order. The kings of the earth will only unite for 15 days with the whore as the iron with miry clay don’t mix well together. These kings or 10 nations will hate the whore for the next 15 days. If this claim # 4 is correct, then the 7 plagues will no longer be needed if the one hour with the beast happens before the plague because the whore has already been judged and hated by the kings of the earth. Or they will have to change the verse about her judgment from “one hour to a day” because it looks like they are making the plagues as her judgment. This false claim will make Christ appears showing up before the plagues or what we called “SECRET RAPTURE”. It will take the entire 7 plagues events away from what is written in the Word of God. To further confirm that the one hour with the beast happen between 6 and 7, the plagues of Egypt is a shadow for the upcoming 7 plagues.

Pharaoh and the Egyptians fled to pursue the Israelites as they began their journey to the promise land.The sequence of events will be the same when most of the plagues has already been taken place before the New World Order. The 10 kings and the beast will unite to hunt the 144,000 chosen people of God.

Word to Little Flock

"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)

Rev 17:14  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. 

CLAIM # 5

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

The one hour with beast which is mentioned in Rev 17:12 clearly stated unity of the 10 nations with the beast to annihilate the remaining faithful saints of the Most High. As described in CLAIM # 4 above, Pharaoh and the Egyptians gathered together to pursue the ancient Israelites as they walked to the promise land so shall it be when the kings of the earth unite with the beast consulting one another to exterminate the 144,000 chosen people of God.

As the time appointed in the decree against God’s people comes, the inhabitants of the earth unite to destroy the disturbers of their peace. In one night they determine to strike the decisive blow that shall forever silence the voice of the reprover. - 4SP 452.1

The heavenly sentinels, faithful to their trust, continue their watch. In some cases, before the time specified in the decree, enemies will rush upon the waiting ones to put them to death. But none can pass the mighty guardians stationed about every faithful soul. - SOP VOL 4 p. 447

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, 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. - Testimonies to the Church No. 8 pages 357-358.

By reading the texts above (Testimony to the church No. 8), the time of trouble is the main idea of this passage. The agony of our Lord Jesus when he was at the garden is being compared to what the 144,000 will experience when this time comes. This clearly illustrates the death decree being mentioned here is the actual enforcement of it during 6th and 7th plagues when the 10 nations unite with the beast for one hour. There will be no agony yet for the saints during the time that the death decree is passed into law before the plagues. Using line upon line and precept upon precept, the passing of the law and enforcement truly lined up during Esther’s day. Please check CLAIM # 8 for biblical and SOP references.

Time of Jacob’s Trouble

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.” - GC 1858 page 201.

CLAIM # 6

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

What does the bible say about His coming? Is He going to use deception to make it look like He is not up in the clouds? No. Remember what happened when one angel of the Lord descended from heaven during the time of Jesus Christ resurrection?

Mat 28:2  And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 

One angel caused an earthquake, how much more when King of kings and Lord of lords plus His armies of heaven come? The following verses prove His 2nd coming will be SEEN by people. The clouds won’t be able to handle the brightness of Christ 2nd coming.

Mark 14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Mat 24:30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and 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. 

Rev 19:11  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 

Rev 19:14  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 

Rev 19:15  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 

Rev 1:7  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 

Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Jer 25:30  Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth. 

Jer 25:31  A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD. 

2Th 2:8  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

Luk 17:24  For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. 

1Th 4:16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 

1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

1Co 15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 

By the people of God a voice, clear and melodious, is heard, saying. "Look up," and, lifting their eyes to the heavens, they behold the bow of promise. The black, angry clouds that covered the firmament are parted, and like Stephen they look up steadfastly into Heaven, and see the glory of God, and the Son of man seated upon his throne. In his divine form they discern the marks of his humiliation; and from his lips they hear the request, presented before his Father and the holy angels, "I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am." Again a voice, musical and triumphant, is heard, saying, "They come! they come! holy, harmless, and undefiled. They have kept the word of my patience; they shall walk among the angels;" and the pale, quivering lips of those who have held fast their faith, utter a shout of victory. - SOP IV 452.3

The Lord will never use deception for He cannot lie. After seeing what He wrote in His word, can it get any louder than this?

CLAIM # 7

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

Dan 12:1  And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 

On the 10th day of the 7th month, 1844, he passed into the Holy of Holies, where he has since been a merciful "high priest over the house of God."  But when his priestly work is finished there, he is to lay off his priestly attire, and put on his most kingly robes, to execute his judgment on the living wicked.  Now where shall we look for the day of wrath, in which will be poured out the vials of wrath?  Not to the crucifixion, nor while Jesus is fulfilling his Priesthood in the Heavenly Sanctuary.  But, when he lays off his priestly attire, and puts on the "garments of vengeance" to "repay fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies;" then the day of his wrath will have fully come.  As the "wrath of God" on the living wicked is "filled up" in the plagues, and as the day of wrath is future, it follows that the plagues are all future.  I think the following is a prophesy which has been fulfilling since Oct. 1844. - WLF p. 2

As Jesus moved out of the Most-Holyplace, I heard the tinkling of the bells   upon his garment, and as he left, a cloud of darkness covered the inhabitants of the earth. There was then no mediator between guilty man, and an offen-    ded God. While JESUS had been standing between GOD and guilty man, a restraint was upon the people; but when JESUS stepped out from between man  and the FATHER, the restraint was removed, and Satan had the control of    man. It was impossible for the plagues to be poured out while JESUS officiated in the Sanctuary; but as his work there is finished, as his intercession       closes, there is nothing to stay the wrath of GOD, and it breaks with fury       upon the shelterless head of the guilty sinner, who has slighted salvation, andhated reproof. The saints in that fearful time, after the close of JESUS’ media -tion, were living in the sight of a holy GOD, without an intercessor. Every

case was decided, every jewel numbered. JESUS tarried a moment in the outer apartment of the heavenly Sanctuary, and the sins which had been confessed while he was in the Most Holy place, he placed back upon the originator of sin, the Devil. He must suffer the punishment of these sins.

   Then I saw JESUS lay off his priestly attire, and clothe himself with his    most kingly robes--  upon his head were many crowns, a crown within a         crown-- and surrouded by angelic host, he left heaven. The plagues were

falling upon the inhabitants of the earth. Some were denouncing GOD,

and cursing him. Others rushed to the people of God, and begged to be taught how they should escape the judgments of God. But the saints had nothing for them. - GC pages 198-199

When Christ put on His kingly robe to take vengeance for His people, all cases have been decided and probation ended then the plagues will start. He change His priestly garment to robe of vengeance as a King. Nowhere in the bible or SOP that says the start of 2nd coming is the putting on of His kingly robe. The changing of the attire is simply the end of His work from the Sanctuary. The kingly robe or garment of vengeance signifies that the plagues are about to be poured upon the wicked inhabitants of the earth. This cannot be the start of 2nd coming for the plagues have to be poured upon the earth first and He will come to deliver His saints after the outpouring of the 6th plague. Jesus standing up and changing His garment is to manifest His kingly power but not descending yet until plague #7 is ready to be poured out upon the earth.

The Sealing

At the commencement of the holy Sabbath, January 5, 1849, we engaged in prayer with Brother Belden’s family at Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and the Holy Ghost fell upon us. I was taken off in vision to the most holy place, where I saw Jesus still interceding for Israel. On the bottom of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate. Then I saw that Jesus would not leave the most holy place until every case was decided either for salvation or destruction, and that the wrath of God could not come until Jesus had finished His work in the most holy place, laid off His priestly attire, and clothed Himself with the garments of vengeance. Then Jesus will step out from between the Father and man, and God will keep silence no longer, but pour out His wrath on those who have rejected His truth. I saw that the anger of the nations, the wrath of God, and the time to judge the dead were separate and distinct, one following the other, also that Michael had not stood up, and that the time of trouble, such as never was, had not yet commenced. The nations are now getting angry, but when our High Priest has finished His work in the sanctuary, He will stand up, put on the garments of vengeance, and then the seven last plagues will be poured out. { EW 36.1}

I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus’ work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues. These plagues enraged the wicked against the righteous; they thought that we had brought the judgments of God upon them, and that if they could rid the earth of us, the plagues would then be stayed. A decree went forth to slay the saints, which caused them to cry day and night for deliverance. This was the time of Jacob’s trouble. Then all the saints cried out with anguish of spirit, and were delivered by the voice of God. The 144,000 triumphed. Their faces were lighted up with the glory of God. Then I was shown a company who were howling in agony. On their garments was written in large characters, “Thou art weighed in the balance, and found wanting.” I asked who this company were. The angel said, “These are they who have once kept the Sabbath and have given it up.” I heard them cry with a loud voice, “We have believed in Thy coming, and taught it with energy.” And while they were speaking, their eyes would fall upon their garments and see the writing, and then they would wail aloud. I saw that they had drunk of the deep waters, and fouled the residue with their feet—trodden the Sabbath underfoot—and that was why they were weighed in the balance and found wanting. { EW 36.2}

CLAIM # 8

Death decree before the plagues during sunday law.

We have seen countless times when a bill is passed into law, it will not come into effect right away because it requires congress and senate hearing committee to agree on such terms. Therefore, it is impossible to SPEAK = Legislate and CAUSE = Enforce it at the same time. Take for example the National ID card that was passed and supposed to arrive early on May 2008 but still not enforced to this day.

Esther 3:12 Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.

Esther 3:13 And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey. 

"The decree that will finally go forth against the remnant people of God will be very similar to that issued by Ahasuerus against the Jews." -Prophets and Kings p 605 (1914).

In the last conflict the Sabbath will be the special point of controversy throughout all Christendom. Secular rulers and religious leaders will unite to enforce the observance of the Sunday; and as milder measures fail, the most oppressive laws will be enacted. It will be urged that the few who stand in opposition to an institution of the church and a law of the land ought not to be tolerated, and a decree will finally be issued denouncing them as deserving of the severest punishment, and giving the people liberty, after a certain time, to put them to death. Romanism in the Old World, ans apostate Protestantism in the New, will pursue a similar course toward those who honor the divine precepts. - SOP VOL 4 pages 444-445

If the death decree is enforced during Sunday law before the plagues, then all the workers in the field that preach the truth will have to flee for their lives which will prevent them from reaching out the lost before probation ends. After reading the passages from the bible in the book of Esther and SOP, the events are truly lined up together 100%. The phrase “after a certain time, to put them to death” is a strong evidence that the death decree cannot be passed and enforced at the same time. But the enforcement will be effective when the nations unite with Rome during the “one hour with the beast”.

The day of God’s vengeance is just upon us. The seal of God will be placed upon the foreheads of those only who sigh and cry for the abominations done in the land. Those who link in sympathy with the world are eating and drinking with the drunken and will surely be destroyed with the workers of iniquity. “The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” { 5T 212.3}

Our own course of action will determine whether we shall receive the seal of the living God or be cut down by the destroying weapons. Already a few drops of God’s wrath have fallen upon the earth; but when the seven last plagues shall be poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation, then it will be forever too late to repent and find shelter. No atoning blood will then wash away the stains of sin. { 5T 212.4}

“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book.” When this time of trouble comes, every case is decided; there is no longer probation, no longer mercy for the impenitent. The seal of the living God is upon His people. This small remnant, unable to defend themselves in the deadly conflict with the powers of earth that are marshaled by the dragon host, make God their defense. The decree has been passed by the highest earthly authority that they shall worship the beast and receive his mark under pain of persecution and death. May God help His people now, for what can they then do in such a fearful conflict without His assistance! { 5T 212.5}

The highlighted part is when the decree is passed but the wicked doesn’t need any decree to slay anyone that opposed the beast and its image.

Time of Jacob’s Trouble

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.” - GC 1858 page 201.

“In some places, before the time for the writing to be executed, the wicked rushed upon the saints to slay them; but the angels in the form of men of war fought for them.” - GC 1858 page 202.

CLAIM # 9

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

Please refer to CLAIM # 8 to see the verses and SOP above. If this claim is right then the death decree bill has to be passed a year or years prior to the enforcement of sunday law and no one will die during sunday law when it is enforced. Martyrdom has to happen first before the sealing of the 144,000 saints. The martyrdom will then cease as soon as the death decree is passed into law.

Rev 13:15  And 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.

The image of the beast or 501c3 became an executive order on March 7, 2006 and was made into law on December 02, 2017. Using this example and other laws that have been passed in the last 6,000 years, a bill cannot be passed and be enforced at the same time for it doesn’t work that way

"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

No saints will die after the death decree is passed into law before the plagues. When the Israelites had placed the blood of the lamb on their door posts as an evidence for being sealed before the angel of death passed by to slay the first born of the Egyptians.

Word to the Little Flock page 3

The marking or sealing of the saints, seems to be shadowed forth by the marking of the side posts and upper door posts of the houses of   all Israel, before the Lord passed through Egypt, to slay the first-born of the Egyptians.

The sealing of the 144,000 in their foreheads will take place when the death decree bill is passed into law and that is after their fellow servants in Christ Jesus who are not belong to this special number have already been martyred. There is no possible way to enforce the decree during sunday law before the plague starts.

Ezekiel 9:4  And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 

Ezekiel 9:5  And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 

Ezekiel 9:6  Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary.

Rev 7:3  Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 

Rev 7:4  And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. 

CLAIM # 10

Armageddon before the 7 plagues.

The word Armageddon is two Hebrews Words put together.

Har, Megiddo (n)

Har means a mountain or range of hills. Meggido (n) is a place in Palestine.

As we go back to review CLAIM # 4, Pharaoh and the Egyptians ran after the Israelites to stop them from going to the promise land. Even thus shall it be when the one hour with the beast comes to pass where the kings of the earth gather with the beast because of the plagues that will fall upon them.

Rev 16:16  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

As we look at this verse, these nations are ready for revenge and to fight Christ and those 144,000 which keep His commandments and holds His testimony. To better prove that this doesn’t take place before the plagues, check the following verses and check the two words “great day”. What will happen on this “great day”?

A day is equal to a year in prophecy.

Ezekiel 4:6 “I have appointed thee each day for a year.” 

Numbers 14:34 “each day for a year”

So I may ask, when does our Lord Jesus Christ come back? Before the year of the plagues or within the year of the 7 plagues?

Malachi 4:5  Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 

Isaiah 13:6  Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. 

Rev_16:14  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Jude 1:6  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day

Zephaniah 1:14  The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

Zep 1:15  That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, 

Zep 1:16  A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. 

Rev 6:17  For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? 

Revelation 18:8  Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she

shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

Christ comes within that (great day) year of the plagues between 6 and 7. To claim that Armageddon happens before the plagues is to say that Christ comes first and that will be a SECRET RAPTURE theology.

Another proof from Word the Little Flock

This is positive proof that the plagues come before, and not after the advent; for the wicked will not suffer by the plagues, after they are destroyed by the burning glory of his coming. - WLF page 3

The powers of evil will not yield up the conflict without a struggle. But Providence has a part to act in the battle of Armageddon. When the earth is lighted with the glory of the angel of Revelation eighteen, the religious elements, good and evil, will awake from slumber, and the armies of the living God will take the field.--7BC 983 (1899).  {LDE 251.3}  

Word to the Flock page 3

The plagues were poured out on Egypt just before, and at the deliverance of Israel; so we may expect the last plagues on the wicked, just before and at the deliverance of the

saints.

        We may see by the 91st Psalm, that many of the wicked are to be cut off, while the saints are on the earth, in their mortal state; for they are to fall by thousands all around

them.

The saints are exhorted not to fear the plagues at that time, for God will give his angels

charge over them, so that no plague shall come nigh their dwellings; but such an exhortation would be useless, if the saints are immortal before the plagues are poured out.

        The men with slaughter-weapons in their hands have this charge, "come not near any man upon whom is the mark;" which shows that the marked saints are in their mortal state, at the slaying time. - - WLF p. 3

Psalms 91:7  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 

Psalms 91:8  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 

If Armageddon happens before the plagues, how come psalm 91 says “ no plague shall

come nigh their dwellings”?  This false claim will contradict the history of  the Israelites deliverance from the Egyptians which will be the same sequence when God delivers His people from the wicked. The 144,000 will be around during the 7 plagues in that whole year while waiting for their arriving Messiah. The wicked will be gathered after the

outpouring of the 6th plagues and be overthrown at the 7th plague. God’s people

delivered just right before the outpouring of the 7th plague.

Rev 16:17  And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 

Rev 16:18  And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 

Rev 16:19  And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 

Rev 16:20  And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 

Rev 16:21  And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. 

CLAIM # 11

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

Please refer back to CLAIM # 4 for no unity notes. What did our Saviour and King Jesus Christ say regarding this matter?

Luk 17:26  And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 

Luk 17:27  They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 

Luk 17:28  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 

Luk 17:29  But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 

Luk 17:30  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 

This is Christ Himself declaring it who knows the end from the beginning. The days of Noah and Lot will be exactly the same pattern when He comes but if someone claims the opposite of what He said is to make Him a liar.

ALSO NOTICE:
"Christ has left us here a most important lesson. He does not in his teaching encourage indolence. His example was the opposite of this. Christ was an earnest worker. His life was one of self-denial, diligence, perseverance, industry, and economy. He would lay before us the danger of making eating and drinking paramount. He reveals the result of giving up to indulgence of appetite. The moral powers are enfeebled, so that sin does not appear sinful. Crimes are winked at, and base passions control the minds, until general corruption roots out good principles and impulses, and God is blasphemed. All this is the result of eating and drinking to excess. This is the very condition of things he declares will exist at his second coming. Will men and women be warned? Will they cherish the light? or will they become slaves to appetite and base passions? Christ presents to us something higher to toil for than merely what we shall eat, and what we shall drink, and wherewithal we shall be clothed. Eating and drinking and dressing are carried to such excess that they become crimes, and are one of the marked sins of the last days, and constitute a sign of Christ's soon coming. Time, money, and strength, which are the Lord's, that he has intrusted to us, are wasted in needless superfluities of dress, and luxuries for the perverted appetite, which lessen vitality, and bring suffering and decay. It is impossible to present to God our bodies a living sacrifice, when they are full of corruption and disease by our own sinful indulgence. - Testimony for the Church No.22 p. 54-55 

CLAIM # 12

Jesus Christ bringing the 7 plagues with Him when He comes. 

Saying the 7 plagues starts when He comes or in other words “SECRET RAPTURE”.

Does He have to bring the plague Himself or His angels carry the execution commanded by Christ Himself? As it written,

Rev_15:1  And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

Rev_15:6  And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

Rev_15:7  And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

Does Christ our Lord go with the plagues? What happened when Elijah was running from Jezebel? We all know Elijah represents the 144,000 and Rome as Jezebel.

1Ki 19:11  And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 

1Ki 19:12  And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 

CLAIM # 13

There is no 3rd coming.

Here is the simple outline of why He comes 3 times

1. Christ became a man.

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

John 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 

2. Christ returns with the angels for His saints.

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Isaiah 25:9  And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. 

1Th 4:16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 

1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

1Co 15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

2 timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Rev 19:11  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 

Rev 19:12  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 

Rev 19:13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 

Rev 19:14  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 

Rev 19:15  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 

What happens to the wicked during 2nd coming?

Jeremiah 8:1  At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves: 

Jeremiah 8:2  And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth. 

Jeremiah 8:3  And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts. 

Zechariah 14:12  And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. 

Rev 6:15  And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 

Rev 6:16  And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 

Rev 6:17  For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? 

Ezekiel 39:17  And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. 

Ezekiel 39:18  Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan. 

Ezekiel 39:19  And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. 

Ezekiel 39:20  Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD. 

Rev 19:17  And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 

Rev 19:18  That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 

Rev 19:19  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 

Rev 19:21  And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. 

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The second event, will be the King's sitting "upon the throne of his glory."  The King will not sit upon the throne of his glory, until those who have followed him are raised, and sit upon the thrones of Judgment with him. Matt. 19:28.  John saw in vision, the length of time that Christ, and the saints would sit on the thrones of Judgment, and has written: "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a THOUSAND YEARS," Rev. 20:4.

3. Christ returns with His saints and the New Jerusalem and to execute vengeance upon the wicked.

Jude 1:14  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 

Jude 1:15  To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Rev 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 

Rev 21:10  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 

By simply using the simple math, He will come back for the 2nd and 3rd time events.

What else will happen during that 3rd coming?

Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 

Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 

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The third event, will be the gathering of all nations before the King, in their separate places.  All nations cannot be thus gathered, until the end of the 1,000 years, when the wicked dead will be raised, and gathered up around the Holy City.  The saints will then be in the City, and the wicked outside of it.  All nations will then be before him.

Malachi 4:1  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 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Rev 20:9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 

Rev 20:10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 

Malachi 4:3  And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

CLAIM # 14

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

Wherein the bible does it say Christ Feet will be touching the earth on His 2nd coming? Let’s check what the bible has to say regarding this topic proving that His Feet will not touch the earth when 2nd coming happens.

1Th 4:16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

Rev 1:7  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 

The edited SOP does mention Christ Feet touching on 2nd coming.

Desire of Ages, pp. 829, 830 – As the place of His ascension, Jesus chose the spot so often hallowed by His presence while He dwelt among men. Not Mount Zion, the place of David’s city, not Mount Moriah, the temple site, was to be thus honored. There Christ had been mocked and rejected. There the waves of mercy, still returning in a stronger tide of love, had been beaten back by hearts as hard as rock. Thence Jesus, weary and heart-burdened, had gone forth to find rest in the Mount of Olives. … From this mountain He was to ascend to heaven. Upon its summit His feet will rest when He shall come again. Not as a man of sorrows, but as a glorious and triumphant king He will stand upon Olivet, while Hebrew hallelujas mingle with Gentile hosannas, and the voices of the redeemed as a mighty host shall swell the acclamation, “Crown Him Lord of all!” { DA 829.2}

Note: - The highlighted portion of this paragraph shows when Jesus comes again “His feet will rest” upon the Mount of Olives. This is in fact not biblical where no scriptural evidence to back this up.

Desire of Ages, p. 833 – Christ ascended to heaven in the form of humanity. The disciples had beheld the cloud receive Him. The same  Jesus who had walked and talked and prayed with them; who had broken bread with them; who had been with them in their boats on the lake; and who had that very day toiled with them up the ascent of Olivet, – the same Jesus had now gone to share His Father’s throne. And the angels had assured them the very One whom they had seen go up into heaven, would come again even as He had ascended. He will come “with clouds; and every eye shall see Him.” The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise.” “The Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory.” Rev. 1:7; 1 Thess. 4:16; Matt. 25:31. Thus will be fulfilled the Lord’s own promise to His disciples; “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am there ye may be also “ John 14:3. Well might the disciples rejoice in the hope of their Lord return.” {DA832.2}

This is what the original SOP writings say otherwise;

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Then commenced the jubilee, when the land should rest.  I saw the pious slave rise in triumph and victory, and shake off the chains that bound him, while his wicked master was in confusion, and knew not what to do; for the wicked could not understand the words of the voice of God. (cc)  Soon appeared the great white cloud. (dd)  It looked more lovely than ever before.  On it sat the Son of Man. (ee)  At first we did not see Jesus on the cloud, but as it drew near the earth, we could behold his lovely person.  This cloud when it first appeared was the Sign of the Son of Man in heaven. (ff)  The voice of the Son of God called forth the sleeping saints, (gg) clothed with a glorious immortality.  The living saints were changed in a moment, and caught up with them in the cloudy chariot. (hh)  It looked all over glorious as it rolled upwards.  On either side of the chariot were wings, and beneath it wheels.  And as the chariot rolled upwards, the wheels cried Holy, and the wings as they moved, cried Holy, and the retinue of Holy Angels around the cloud cried Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty.  And the saints in the cloud cried Glory, Hallelujah.  And the cloudy chariot rolled upwards to the Holy City.  Jesus threw open the gates of the Golden City, and led us in. (ii)  Here we were made welcome, for we had kept the "Commandments of God," and had a "right to the tree of life." (jj)

      From your sister in the blessed hope, E. G. White.

Warning from Bible and SOP

Christ came to our world not to aid Satan in working up rebellion, but to put down rebellion. Wherever men start out in rebellion they will work secretly and in darkness, as they will not come as Christ has told them to do to the ones they have any matter against but will take their budget of falsehoods and enmity and evil surmisings and Satanic representations, as did Satan to the fellow angels under him, and gain their sympathy by false representations (Letter 156, 1897).

We are to study the word of God diligently as it should be studied and not to just apply our own imagination or interpretation towards a certain event to take place.

Ezekiel 12:18  Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness; 

Isaiah 28:10  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 

2Peter 1:20  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

God’s final warning for those who add or take away His written word.

Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Deuteronomy 12:32 hat thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it

Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

 


Brother Yaswanth's Study:

Dear pastor Nicholas,

Greetings in Lord Jesus! I am Yaswanth from India. As you know some strange things are happening in the Church and I was asked to do which I don't like to do. But I did my research with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to understand what the Bible actually says and concluded in the below way of understanding. I understand what you said is correct and no problem with that but I wanted to use more scriptures to better understand your explanation. And the things are getting worse, I don't like to split up the church and its heart wrenching to see that and that's why I request you to study the below understanding that you may better explain to brother Craig. I know you did your best but still a small suggestion because of the pain I have in my heart. And please don't mention my name anywhere. And if there is any mistake in my understanding, please do correct me.

ONE HOUR WITH THE BEAST AND ONE DAY PLAGUES

We all agree that the Kings of the Earth will receive power and give their power and strength to the Beast to rule the world for 1 Hour which in prophetic language will be 15 literal days (Revelation 17: 12,13) and the plagues of the wrath of God will fall upon all the people except on the 144000 for 1 day which is 1 year(Revelation 18:8).

But we certainly don’t know the date of commencement of rule until they are all brought to one mind to rule with one hour. So, when does this one hour start? Why this one hour with the beast is so important to the students of prophecy is to be well prepared for the days ahead.

As we all know Jesus Christ warned to the Apostles about the destruction of Jerusalem that they should flee once they see the abomination in desolation, that is once the Romans surround the Jerusalem, that they should flee from Jerusalem to mountains to escape the punishment of God upon the unbelieving Jews, so also we should be well prepared to face the days ahead by having the shield of faith.

What does actually happen during one hour with the beast?

The kings of the earth will unite to rule the Earth, war against their enemies who are the Lamb and His obedient remnant and execute the death decree upon the Israel of God.

We know Israel of God is none other than the obedient commandment keeping Christians.

As we already know that the war with the Lamb, who is the Word of God and King of Kings will happen at the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to save His bride

Revelation 19:19  “And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

Who is he that sat on the horse?

Revelation 19:11-13 “ And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

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. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 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.

The verses above are very clear that the world will be gathered together to make war with the Lamb and this Lamb will overcome them at His coming.

Until now we all agree that once the kings of the earth receive power, their rule will end with the Second Coming of Christ. But it will not before Jesus Christ’s second coming. And we know that they will have power only for one hour which is 15 days.

And now we can conclude that first six plagues of the seven plagues cannot put a complete end to the power and authority of the Beast until the second coming of Jesus Christ. And so they will gather near the end of the 6th plague to fight against the Lamb, Michael, the Word of God, the King of kings and the Lord of Lords and His remnant.

And now comes the real question that if the death decree will be implemented against God’s people in the plagues more specifically near the end of the 6th plague, how will be the people that deny the mark of the beast will be beheaded? Is a death decree required to behead those who refuse the mark of the beast?

In order to find the answer, we need to explore some more scriptures of the topic.

Revelation 20:4  “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

In the above verse we can see all those martyrs including those that received the Mark of the Beast. There are no special death decrees in each case of them. If there were death decrees every time then there should be 3-4 death decrees but it did not happen.

Is Revelation 13:15 a death decree specifically for the Mark of the Beast?

Revelation 13:15 “And 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.

The verse clearly states the people who will not worship the image of the beast should be killed but not specifically the mark of the beast which is Sunday laws. I believe God has complete control over the words He spoke. So there is no death decree here mentioned specifically for the Sunday laws.

How then the Sabbath Keepers will be beheaded?

We need to understand that probation will be closed only after the gospel or the present truth is preached and once every one’s fate is decided by the seal of living God or the Mark of the Beast.

We all know that Universal Sunday laws will be implemented only after the coming of the satan and then buy and sell restrictions will be imposed on those that do not receive the mark of the beast.

Revelation 13:16-17 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

We can see the buy and sell law clearly implemented but where is the death decree here?

We do know that Satan is worshipped as god and Sunday is kept holy to honor him, and while this is going on in this world where all the world is going after satan, We the Israel of God have one duty to do which is to preach. Yes, and our message is

Revelation 18:4-5  “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

We will be preaching about coming plagues upon them (Matthew 24:14) if they disobey God by not keeping His commandments and this is going to create hatred on the Sabbath keepers why, because satan has come to give peace and safety with fake climate change Sunday laws, but we are preaching exact opposite. And so as we see today how the world spies on us to stop the fake pandemic and in the same way our neighbors will spy and sometimes even our home itself will spy and report against us for what we preach and they will execute us with beheadings. And during this time, the people who are yet to make decision in the test to receive mark of the beast will hear the message and decide for themselves for the probation is not yet closed.

So this preaching continues until the probation is closed.

And now comes the other side, if we place the death decree 15 days before probation closes, all the people will try to escape to the mountains instead of preaching to the people, They dare not come and preach and save the souls instead they run for their own souls not to be martyred.

Where in the Bible is it said that the probation will be closed without preaching until the close of probation?

And the second thing is the people who are waiting for the death decree will be caught red handed by the spying people surrounding them because they still keep waiting for the death decree after buy and sell law to run away.

But the 144000 in spite of all this, will still be witnessing with boldness of Jesus Christ without any fear in the midst of the execution of the beheadings.

And so in conclusion, one hour before one year is not true. It will only make them unready and unprepared for the coming beheadings. And such fearful people cannot be part of 144000.

And in addition to this, if the power of the kings is already lost during the time of plagues, how can the 144000 be hunted by them during plagues? And how can the 144000 say these words when the Lord Jesus Christ appears

Isaiah 25:9 “And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us:

In Revelation 18 it is clearly said

Revelation 18:8-10  “Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

It is very rightly said after one hour the judgment is come. How will the judgment come? How will the smoke of her burning rise up? How will they fear the fire of her torment?

We can read that in

Revelation 19:20 “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

And let us see what other relatives of the city had to say

Revelation 18:19 “And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

The scripture states that the desolation of the Babylon is in one hour but not in one day. This Babylon cannot be burned completely at the heat of the 4th plague caused by the fire of the sun and cannot be made desolate until the one year of plagues completely finished for thus saith the Lord after the seventh plague

Revelation 16:19 “And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

So it cannot be made desolate until the 7 plagues are completed but Revelation 18:19 says it will be made desolate in one hour which is 15 days. So this one hour should be after the 6th plague but not before that. And the last plague utterly destroys that great city mystery Babylon.

Finally we all know that speak and cause are 2 different things and many times we see the things which satan plans will never happen in its set time unless it matches with God’s appointed time and so with the death decree. Sunday laws are enforced to control climate change and to force obedient people of God to become disobedient. Even though the Sunday laws and death decree has a relation but the death decree is a different law from the Sunday laws. The death decree is for the remnant of Israel who are 144000 to cut off them which will never happen and it is rightly supported by death decree issued by the king Ahasuerus in the Book of Esther on the Jews.

As we all know that at the execution at a later date that no Jew died of that death decree but the plan is reversed by the God of Israel and so also this Remnant of Israel who are specifically mentioned as 144000 with 12000 belonging to each tribe are not going to be hurt by the death decree of Satan. No obedient child of God is going to die in the death decree but instead God is pouring out His wrath upon those that passed the death decree in the form of 7 last plagues. The devices of the Satan are reversed and they are broken down. If the death decree is enforced 15 days prior to the 7 last plagues, then the Sabbath Keepers who knew the sign to flee away will be more than 144000 because all the Sabbath Keepers who did not receive the Mark of the Beast are still alive until 15 days prior to 7 last plagues because the death decree is not enforced yet. This false sign gives only a false hope

In conclusion I would really beg and plead that all should be united and do the work instead of bringing up new doctrine and calling them as new light which is contradictory to the old light, the Holy Bible.

In love of Christ, Yaswanth


Brother Shaun's Study:

Revelation 17:11-18  And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.  12  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.  15  And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.  16  And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.  17  For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.  18  And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

We must remember this first:

2 Peter 1:20  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Isaiah 28:9-10  Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.  10  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

The books of Revelation are going to connect with one another, "here a little, and there a little." And so right off the bat, there is an obvious connection between this chapter, and Revelation 16.

Revelation 16:12-16  And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.  13  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.  14  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.  15  Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.  16  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

At the outpouring of the vial upon the "great river Euphrates" the water becomes "dried up". Then it shows that the spirits of devils, working miracles, go forth to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. They gather together in a place called in the Hebrew tongue "Armageddon". Revelation 17 also speaks about a global unity, in which they gather together to make war the Lamb, and describes that the "waters" which were seen are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. What does the water being "dried up" mean? If you look at the word "dried up" you will find this.

 G3583xe¯raino¯xay-rah'ee-no

From G3584; to desiccate; by implication to shrivel, to mature: - dry up, pine away, be ripe, wither (away).

That word also means to "mature", and is translated in another place to "be ripe":

Revelation 14:15  And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

The inhabitants of the earth must first become "ripe" for the harvest. The Euphrates "drying" does not indicate that the support for the global death decree (or the beast) withers away, but it is literally the exact opposite, as Revelation 16:12-16 shows. Rather, they all unify, with one mind, having the same object in mind, to slay God's people, making war with the Lamb in the person of His saints. The entire globe is finally moved to complete their hellish designs, and yet, God's people shall be delivered.

Revelation 14:18  And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

Grapes grow best in a warm, dry place, and are to be harvested on a warm, and dry day. If harvested during the rain, or immediately afterwards, the flavor of them is diluted. So then, that it is not diluted, you wait for that day. This lines up perfectly with the Scriptures, for after the latter rain has fallen upon God's people, and as they go through the plagues standing firm, the wicked finally all unite to slay God's people. There is not a voice against them, there is nothing to "dilute" their plans. They are ready to rid the earth of the voices of those who dared to reprove them. They rush upon God's people to slay them, but the righteous are delivered. In Revelation 16:15 we read:

Revelation 16:15  Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Here we behold the deliverance of the people of God. "Behold, I come as a thief." The inhabitants of the world, while surrounding God's people behold the signs of their deliverance, and the tokens of Christ's soon arrival, which to them have come as a thief, suddenly, and unexpected.

By the people of God a voice, clear and melodious, is heard, saying. "Look up," and, lifting their eyes to the heavens, they behold the bow of promise. The black, angry clouds that covered the firmament are parted, and like Stephen they look up steadfastly into Heaven, and see the glory of God, and the Son of man seated upon his throne. In his divine form they discern the marks of his humiliation; and from his lips they hear the request, presented before his Father and the holy angels, "I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am." Again a voice, musical and triumphant, is heard, saying, "They come! they come! holy, harmless, and undefiled. They have kept the word of my patience; they shall walk among the angels;" and the pale, quivering lips of those who have held fast their faith, utter a shout of victory. - SOP IV 452.3

Notice that the people of God clearly still see Jesus in Heaven. And it also said "They come! they come!" Where? To Heaven. It is then, after God's people are delivered, that the 7th plague is seen falling upon earth.

That voice shakes the heavens and the earth. There is a mighty earthquake. The firmament appears to open and shut. The glory from the throne of God seems flashing through. The mountains shake like a reed in the wind, and ragged rocks are scattered on every side. There is a roar as of a coming tempest. The sea is lashed into fury. There is heard the shriek of the hurricane, like the voice of demons upon a mission of destruction. The whole earth heaves and swells like the waves of the sea. Its surface is breaking up. Its very foundations seem to be giving way. Mountain chains are sinking. Inhabited islands disappear with their living freight. The seaports that have become like Sodom for wickedness are swallowed up by the angry waters. Great hailstones, every one "about the weight of a talent," (Rev 16:21) are doing their work of destruction. The proudest cities of the earth are laid low. The costly palaces, upon which the world's great men have lavished their wealth in order to glorify themselves, are crumbling to ruin before their eyes. Prison walls are rent asunder, and God's people, who have been held in bondage for their faith, are set free. - SOP IV 453.2

Revelation 16:17-21  And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.  18  And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.  19  And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.  20  And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.  21  And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

Revelation 11:15-19  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.  16  And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,  17  Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.  18  And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.  19  And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

1 Corinthians 15:51-55  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  54  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  55  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

At the sounding of the 7th angel, the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of the Lord Jesus Christ. Here we see mentioned the fact that the nations were angry, and God's wrath had come, and that the time had arrived for Jesus to come and give His rewards to His saints, and destroy them which destroy the earth. We then see the prophetic events happening in Revelation 16, wherein there are lightnings, voices, and thunderings, an earthquake, and even "great hail" (the 7th plague). Soon, the righteous will be resurrected, and taken to the kingdom of Heaven, whilst the wicked will be destroyed by the brightness of Christ's Second Coming.

When the voice of God turns the captivity of his people, there is a terrible awakening of those who have lost all in the great game of life. While probation continued, they were blinded by Satan's deceptions, and they justified their course of sin. The rich prided themselves upon their superiority to those who were less favored; but they had obtained their riches by violation of the law of God. They had neglected to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to deal justly, and to love mercy. They had sought to exalt themselves, and to obtain the homage of their fellow-creatures. Now they are stripped of all that made them great, and are left destitute and defenseless. They look upon the destruction of the idols which they preferred before their Maker. They sold their souls for earthly riches and enjoyments, and did not seek to become rich toward God. The result is, their lives are a failure; their pleasures are now turned to gall, their treasures to corruption. The gain of a lifetime is swept away in a moment. The rich bemoan the destruction of their grand houses, the scattering of their gold and silver. But their lamentations are silenced by the fear that they themselves are to perish with their idols. - SOP IV 470.2

The people see that they have been deluded. They eagerly accuse one another of having led them to destruction; but all unite in heaping their bitterest condemnation upon the ministers. Unfaithful pastors have prophesied smooth things; they have led their hearers to make void the law of God and to persecute those who would keep it holy. Now, in their despair, these teachers confess before the world their work of deception. The multitudes are filled with fury. "We are lost!" they cry, "and you are the cause of our ruin;" and they turn upon the false watchmen. The very ones that once admired them most, will pronounce the most dreadful curses upon them. The very hands that once crowned them with laurels will be raised for their destruction. The swords which were to slay God's people are now employed to destroy their enemies. Everywhere there is strife and bloodshed. - SOP IV 472.2

It is at this point, after the deliverance of the saints, that Revelation 17:16 sees its fulfillment. The people eagerly accuse one another, and all turn against the false watchmen, who suffer under the hands of those whom they deceived. It is here where the global unity is broken, not beforehand.

As is seen by things previously mentioned, Christ is not bringing the 7 last plagues with Him. Some seem to think that He will, and that He is hiding in the clouds. This Original SOP passage is often used:

"Then I saw Jesus lay off his priestly attire, and clothe himself with his most kingly robes—upon his head were many crowns, a crown within a crown—and surrounded by the angelic host, he left heaven. The plagues were falling upon the inhabitants of the earth. Some were denouncing God, and cursing him. Others rushed to the people of God, and begged to be taught how they should escape the judgments of God. But the saints had nothing for them. The last tear for sinners had been shed, the last agonizing prayer offered, the last burden had been borne." 1SG 199.1

While they did right in using the original, what the readers did not see, is what is literally written in the Bible, and what is written in the paragraph in SOP before this (1SG 199.1). First, the Bible:

Revelation 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

There is only silence in heaven "about the space of half an hour", not for a "day" as the plagues are said to fall within a year (Revelation 18:8). That is a huge difference. Next, the paragraph before the one that is often quoted.

"As Jesus moved out of the Most Holy place, I heard the tinkling of the bells upon his garment, and as he left, a cloud of darkness covered the inhabitants of the earth. There was then no mediator between guilty man, and an offended God. While Jesus had been standing between God and guilty man, a restraint was upon the people; but when Jesus stepped out from between man and the Father, the restraint was removed, and Satan had the control of man. It was impossible for the plagues to be poured out while Jesus officiated in the Sanctuary; but as his work there is finished, as his intercession closes, there is nothing to stay the wrath of God, and it breaks with fury upon the shelterless head of the guilty sinner, who has slighted salvation, and hated reproof. The saints in that fearful time, after the close of Jesus’ mediation, were living in the sight of a holy God, without an intercessor. Every case was decided, every jewel numbered. Jesus tarried a moment in the outer apartment of the heavenly Sanctuary, and the sins which had been confessed while he was in the Most Holy place, he placed back upon the originator of sin, the Devil. He must suffer the punishment of these sins." 1SG 198.1

Once Christ leaves the most holy place, it is then that the plagues burst forth upon the people (1SG 198.1). 1SG 199.1 does not say the plagues "begin falling", but rather they are falling, its beginning seen in the passage before. We also see that Christ does not immediately leave heaven either after leaving the Most Holy place, but that Jesus tarries a moment in the outer apartment, and during this time, He places the sins upon Satan. Think of the tarrying time in the midnight cry. After the year 1843 passed away entirely, the people's faith began to come into doubt. But then they were made aware of a tarrying time.

When the year 1843 entirely passed away unmarked by the advent of Jesus, those who had looked in faith for his appearing were for a time left in doubt and perplexity. But notwithstanding their disappointment, many continued to search the Scriptures, examining anew the evidences of their faith, and carefully studying the prophecies to obtain further light. The Bible testimony in support of their position seemed clear and conclusive. Signs which could not be mistaken pointed to the coming of Christ as near. The believers could not explain their disappointment; yet they felt assured that God had led them in their past experience. - SOP IV, "The Tarrying Time", 241.1

How much longer did they have until that fateful day in October of 1844? About the space of one year, a "day" in prophecy. Connecting that tarrying time to Christ tarrying in the outer apartment, we also see this in the Scriptures:

Jeremiah 30:6-7  Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?  7  Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

Isaiah 26:17-21  Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.  18  We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.  19  Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.  20  Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.  21  For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

The righteous are told they must hide themselves, "as it were for a little moment," as the plagues are falling upon the wicked inhabitants of the world. But for the righteous we know:

Psalms 91:5-11  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;  6  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.  7  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.  8  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.  9  Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;  10  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.  11  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

At the time of the deliverance, the saints see Christ sitting upon His Father's throne, and a musical voice is heard saying, "They come! they come!" (SOP IV 452.3). It is obvious they are "coming" to heaven, to be with Christ where He still then is. Then there are fearful convulsions of nature, and the seventh plague is seen falling. (SOP IV 453.3). Continuing:

The voice of God is heard from Heaven declaring the day and hour of Jesus' coming, and delivering the everlasting covenant to his people. Like peals of loudest thunder, his words roll through the earth. The Israel of God stand listening, with their eyes fixed upward. Their countenances are lighted up with his glory, and shine as did the face of Moses when he came down from Sinai. The wicked cannot look upon them. And when the blessing is pronounced on those who have honored God by keeping his Sabbath holy, there is a mighty shout of victory. - SOP IV 458.1

Soon there appears in the east a small black cloud, about half the size of a man's hand. It is the cloud which surrounds the Saviour, and which seems in the distance to be shrouded in darkness. The people of God know this to be the sign of the Son of man. In solemn silence they gaze upon it as it draws nearer the earth, becoming lighter and more glorious, until it is a great white cloud, its base a glory like consuming fire, and above it the rainbow of the covenant. Jesus rides forth as a mighty conqueror, and the armies of Heaven follow him. With songs of triumph, a vast retinue of holy angels escort him on his way. The firmament seems filled with shining forms, ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands. No pen can picture, no human mind conceive, the glory of the scene. As the living cloud comes still nearer, Jesus can be clearly seen. He does not wear a crown of thorns, but a crown of glory rests upon his holy brow. His countenance shines as the noonday sun. Upon his vesture and thigh is a name written, "King of kings, and Lord of lords." - SOP IV 458.2

Amid the reeling of the earth, the flashing of lightning, and the roaring of thunder, the voice of the Son of God calls forth the sleeping saints. He looks upon the graves of the righteous, then raising his hands to heaven he cries, "Awake, awake, awake, ye that sleep in the dust, and arise!" Throughout the length and breadth of the earth, the dead shall hear that voice, and they that hear shall live. And the whole earth shall ring with the tread of the exceeding great army of every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. From the prison-house of death they come, clothed with immortal glory, crying, "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" (1 Corinthians 15:55) And the living righteous and the risen saints unite their voices in a long, glad shout of victory. - SOP IV 463.1

(Please read 1858 GC & SOP IV to get these events in greater detail). The righteous are taken to Heaven, where they shall judge the wicked for 1,000 years.

Revelation 20:4-6  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  5  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.  6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

All souls slain for Christ's sake shall be found upon the thrones, with judgment given unto them, whether they be the souls from hundreds of years ago who died under Rome's persecution, or in the near future, when souls are slain for refusing to to worship the beast, and his image.

1 Corinthians 6:3  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

Some seem to think there is a need for a death decree to take the lives of the righteous, and use Revelation 20:4 to support this. While a death-decree will in fact come, it is not necessary for there to be a decree to take the lives of God's saints. We already know, and have evidence, that Christians are dying for their faith every single day, without a death decree. Those who are waiting for a death decree to come will be taken off guard when the wicked come for their lives before such a decree is penned. When the eventual death-decree is passed, not one child of God shall perish. The decree gives the people "after a certain time" to take the lives of God's children, but every single effort shall fail.

In the last conflict the Sabbath wilt be the special point of controversy throughout all Christendom. Secular rulers and religious leaders will unite to enforce the observance of the Sunday; and as milder measures fail, the most oppressive laws will be enacted. It will be urged that the few who stand in opposition to an institution of the church and a law of the land ought not to be tolerated; and a decree will finally be issued denouncing them as deserving of the severest punishment, and giving the people liberty, after a certain time, to put them to death. Romanism in the Old World, and apostate Protestantism in the New, will pursue a similar course toward those who honor the divine precepts. - SOP IV 444.2

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. - 1858 GC 201.1

At the time of the death-decree, the saints shall flee, and they shall not have their lives taken from them. Though it may appear that they must eventually seal their testimony with their blood, this will not happen. Only the souls before the death decree had to do this, and it is them, (and others) brought to view in Revelation 20:4-6. After the judgment, Christ comes to earth for the third time, with His saints to execute judgment upon the wicked.

Jude 1:14-15  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,  15  To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

It is at this "third coming" that Christ's feet touch the earth, as well as New Jerusalem coming down, and the wicked surround the city of the righteous people.

At the close of the thousand years, Christ again returns to the earth. He is accompanied by the host of the redeemed, and attended by a retinue of angels. As he descends in terrific majesty, he bids the wicked dead arise to receive their doom. They come forth, a mighty host, numberless as the sands of the sea. What a contrast to those who were raised at the first resurrection! The righteous were clothed with immortal youth and beauty. The wicked bear the traces of disease and death. - SOP IV 476.1

Christ descends upon the Mount of Olives, and as his feet touch the mountain, it parts asunder, and becomes a vast plain. Then the New Jerusalem, in its dazzling splendor, comes down out of Heaven. As it rests upon the place purified and made ready to receive it, Christ, with his people and the angels, enters the holy city. - SOP IV 477.1

Revelation 20:7-10  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,  8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.  9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.  10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Here is when Gog and Magog, all of the wicked inhabitants who have ever lived, surround the city of the saints. There are kings, generals, etc.; but there are not kingdoms. The kingdoms are not revived, but rather, inhabitants are revived (even inhabitants that lived BEFORE the image seen in Daniel's dream) to be judged. They behold what they have lost, and learn why they have lost it, and eventually, every knee shall bow (including Satan). Yet, notwithstanding this, Satan will arise and try to stir up the inhabitants to war against Christ. But not a soul shall be moved by him, for they know that their cases are hopeless. Then, is the rage of the wicked kindled against Satan, and those who have been his agents, and then comes a scene of universal strife. At that moment, the fire comes, and devours all the wicked, some burning for a short time, and others burning for much longer, due to their works. Satan will burn the longest, suffering for his sins, and the sins he has lead the righteous to commit. Then finally all are ashes upon the face of the earth, and sin, and sinners are no more.

Malachi 4:1-3  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.  2  But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.  3  And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away." (Rev 21:1) The fire that consumes the wicked purifies the earth. Every trace of the curse is swept away. No eternally burning hell will keep before the ransomed the fearful consequences of sin. One reminder alone remains: our Redeemer will ever bear the marks of his crucifixion. Upon his wounded head, his bands and feet, are the only traces of the cruel work that sin has wrought. - SOP IV 489.2

In the Bible the inheritance of the saved is called a country. (Heb 11:14-16) There the great Shepherd leads his flock to fountains of living waters. The tree of life yields its fruit every month, and the leaves of the tree are for the service of the nations. There are everflowing streams, clear as crystal, and beside them waving trees cast their shadows upon the paths prepared for the ransomed of the Lord. There the wide-spreading plains swell into hills of beauty, and the mountains of God rear their lofty summits. On those peaceful plains, beside those living streams, God's people, so long pilgrims and wanderers, shall find a home. - SOP IV 490.1


Brother Zimbe's Study:

THE ONE HOUR WITH THE BEAST

Important points about the one hour with the beast in summary:

1.      Prophetic meaning and calculation of the One hour with the beast.

2.      What the one hour with the beast is all about?

3.      When does the one hour with the beast begin, Events that are involved in it and what ends the one hour with the beast.

4.      Quick answers to the supposed new light.

Prophetic meaning and calculation of the One hour with the beast.

Time in prophecy has to be defined basing on how the Bible and the Bible alone defines it. Well, how does the Bible define time? In short, the Bible says in Ezekiel 4:6 that, “And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year." And Numbers 14:34 which says “After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.”

So a day in prophecy is a literal year. So then what does an hour with the beast literally mean? Simple mathematics, a day has 24 hours and a year has 365 days, so to get how many days that are in a prophetic hour, it will be 365 divided by 24 which is equal to 15. So in reality, the prophetic "one hour with the beast", is actually 15 literal days.

What the one hour with the beast is all about?

The Bible says, “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. This prophecy is well understood as that time when the "one world government" will stand on earth, having ten leaders over ten divisions of the world which they actually call kingdoms.  "The Club [of Rome] had its beginnings in April of 1968, when leaders from ten different countries gathered in Rome... The organization claims to have the solutions for world peace and prosperity...The Club of Rome has been charged with the task of overseeing the regionalizaton and unification of the entire world... "The Club's findings and recommendations are published from time to time in special, highly confidential reports, which are sent to the power-elite to be implemented. On 17 September 1973 the Club released one such report, entitled Regionalized and Adaptive Model of the Global World System... The document reveals that the Club has divided the world into ten political/ economic regions, which it refers to as 'kingdoms.'"

This division of the world was also prophecied by Daniel and seen as the ten toes. “And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.” — Daniel 2:41. In other words, this is when ten kings shall rule the world divided into ten kingdoms for 15 days with the beast in Rome at their head.

When the one hour with the beast begins, events involved in it and what ends the one hour with the beast.

When does the one hour with the beast begin? On the Prophetic timeline, where can we as students of prophecy place this major event of the one hour with the beast? Tracing its position can only be done by the same God who SAID it will happen. Good enough, we know “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7. So let us make us of the revealed secrets in His written word to trace the prophetic stand of the one hour with the beast. As we saw that the ten toes Daniel saw in vision, "and the ten horns" seen by John in vision, are actually the same and "are ten kings" which will stand ruling and united under one mind in their 10 kingdoms for literally 15 days with the beast in Rome at their head, how then can we know when all this goes down?

We can do so by finding out two major factors about the rule of these ten kings, first, the Prophetic description of the rule of these ten kings and second, the Prophetic location of the ten kings' rule. These two major factors about the rule of these ten kings are found in Daniel 2:42-44 which says, "4² And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.4³ And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.44 And 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."

1. Prophetic description of the rule of these ten kings:

"the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay", this is the description of the rule of these ten kings and being part of iron and part of clay means their rule "shall be partly strong, and partly broken"

2. Prophetic stand on the prophetic timescale of the rule of these ten kings:

"in the day of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom", this phrase gives us the prophetic stand of the rule of these ten kings, but in order to get to that, we must find out when exactly will "the God of heaven set up a kingdom"? 1 Corinthians 15:22-24 has the answer to this question as it says, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.²³ But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power." So this means that the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom at the "end" and this is at the second coming of Christ, so this means that as the end of all things or the second coming approaches, these ten  kings shall stand in rule for 15 days and at the end of their rule, Christ shall come and he shall "put down all rule and all authority and power" and set up a kingdom. But to further clarify this issue, Daniel in vision, was given a description of how all this will go down, he was shown when and how exactly Christ shall come and "put down all rule and all authority and power"; Daniel 2:45 says, “Forasmuch as thou sawest that 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;.....” Basing on the prophetic description of the rule of these ten kings given above, we saw that "the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay", and we know the stone represents Christ at His second coming, the fact that the iron and clay are part of that which Christ (the stone) will break, shows that it is "in the days of these (10) kings" that Christ shall "put down all rule and all authority and power" and set up a kingdom. This kingdom being the New Jerusalem in Heaven. Another point to note is that, since even the other parts of the image are also mentioned as among them that Christ (the stone) shall break, these being: the brass, the silver and the gold, shows that indeed Christ shall "put down all rule and all authority and power" seen as the whole image is destroyed by the stone cut without hands.

So this brings us to another question, where can we place the end of all things when Christ shall come? In other words, what major event must transpire so as to assure in the "end of all things" or the Second coming? The event that is scaled to assure in the "end", is in fact the seven last plagues which we know shall fall upon the wicked "within a day". And as we already found out that a day in prophecy is equal to a literal year, meaning the plagues literally fall within a year. So the one hour with the beast or the 15 days rule of these ten kings is at the ending of these plagues.

But then another question is, when do these plagues that last a year begin? In other words, what major event will cause the wrath of God to rain upon the wicked? The answer to this question is found in the statement below; "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." {1SG 201.1}. This death decree seals up the destiny of the wicked as they all with one mind agree to put to an end the faithful witnesses of God at a set date when they are at liberty to put them to death, this act opens up the wrath of God upon them in the seven last plagues. God can't allow any more martyrdom to occur during this time as, "If the blood of Christ's faithful witnesses were shed at this time, it would not, like the blood of the martyrs, be a seed sown to yield a harvest for God. Their Fidelity would not be a testimony to convince others of the truth; for the obdurate heart has beaten back the waves of mercy until they return no more. If the righteous were now left to fall a prey to their enemies, it would be a triumph for the prince of darkness." {4SP 451.1}

As we know that the last plague of the hail falls at the second coming of Christ when he shall put an end to all rule and all authority, we can finally conclude that the one hour with the beast or the 15 days rule of the ten kings, happens 15 days before plague seven hits at the ending of the one year of the plagues. We can also conclude that the final desolation of that great city Babylon is accomplished at the end of the one hour with beast or the 15 days rule of the ten kings; Revelation 18:9-10 "And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,¹° Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come."

We can also conclude that the time set fourth for the death decree to be enforced is at the ending of the one hour with the beast basing on the following evidence: "As the time appointed in the decree against God's people comes, the inhabitants of the earth unite to destroy the disturbers of their peace. In one night they determine to strike the decisive blow that shall forever silence the voice of the reprover. The waiting ones, in their solitary retreats, are still pleading for divine protection. In every quarter, companies of armed men, urged on by hosts of evil angels, are preparing for the work of death. With shouts of triumph, with jeers and imprecations, they are about to rush upon their prey." {4SP 452.1}. This truly is an echo of Revelation 16:16 which says, “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” but as they surround the saints of the Almighty, the following happens: "But lo, a dense blackness, deeper than the darkness of the night, falls upon the earth. Then a rainbow, shinning with the glory from the throne of God, spans the heavens, and seems to encircle each praying company. The angry multitudes are suddenly arrested. Their mocking cries die away. The objects of their murderous rage are forgotten. With fearful forebodings they gaze upon the symbol of God's covenant, and long to be shielded from its over-powering brightness." {4SP 452.2}

"And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.¹8 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.²° And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.²¹ And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. Revelation 16:17,18,20,21.

Quick answers to the supposed new light

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

Before going any further, please note the command given to the seven angels who are to pour the seven last plagues, this command is found in Revelation 16:1, which says, “And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.” The plagues are global and not raining in just some parts of the world here and there and we know to whom these plagues are directed, they are to fall "...upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image." Revelation 16:2

To say that only the ten toes are being destroyed during the seven last plagues is not biblical because as we already found out that Christ comes at the ending of the plagues, let us see if only the ten toes (which are represented as part of iron and part of clay) shall be present when Christ comes. Daniel 2:45 says, “Forasmuch as thou sawest that 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;...." Yes the iron and the clay are present, but the fact that all the components of the other parts of the image are present at Christ's second coming (which we know happens at the ending of the plagues), proves that not only the ten toes are being destroyed during the seven last plagues.

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

As it says in Daniel 2:44 that, “...in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom,....” and as we found out that this kingdom shall be set up when “....cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.” 1 Corinthians 15:24, and the end of all things being represented “...as thou sawest that 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;..." Daniel 2:45 showing that the whole image is indeed destroyed at Christ's second coming when he shall "put down all rule and all authority and power". This all is what begins the 1000 years when the saints shall reign with Christ in heaven and this earth left empty; “Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.” Isaiah 24:1

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.

Then the following evidences have to ripped out of the Bible:

1. The second coming:

John 14:1-3, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

Matthew 24:30-31, "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and 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."

As most of us know. It starts with the second coming. Even those that misunderstand prophecy know this. Problem is, they miss certain Biblical and prophetic aspects of what occurs during the 1000 years that allows for false prophecies to be embraced by the general population as you will soon see.

  2. Resurrection of the righteous:

1 Thessalonians 4:16, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:"

1 Corinthians 15:51-53, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."

First the dead Christians are raised. Then...

  3. Translation of the righteous living:

1 Thessalonians 4:17, "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

The righteous living are changed (the 144,000) from mortal to immortal as was stated in 1 Corinthians 15:53. And then we go up in the air with Jesus. Many preachers of today think Jesus will descend to the Earth at this time and set up His kingdom on earth to reign for 1000 years. However, the Bible doesn't say that at all. In fact, what does happen to those that don't go with Jesus...?

4. Wicked living are slain:

2 Thessalonians 1:7-9, "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;"

Revelation 6:14-17, "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?"

Revelation 19:11-18, "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great."

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

If there is no global unity during the plagues, please explain this: "As the time appointed in the decree against God's people comes, the inhabitants of the earth unite to destroy the disturbers of their peace. In one night they determine to strike the decisive blow that shall forever silence the voice of the reprover. The waiting ones, in their solitary retreats, are still pleading for divine protection. In every quarter, companies of armed men, urged on by hosts of evil angels, are preparing for the work of death. With shouts of triumph, with jeers and imprecations, they are about to rush upon their prey." {4SP 452.1}. So if they can't unite, who then are surrounding the 144k at the enforcement of the death decree?

Also, we know that it is the legislation of the death decree that starts the plagues, which decree is to be enforced on a date set forward not backwards as it would not make sense at all, then how come the one hour with beast happens before the plagues; yet it is “...in the days of these kings" when "...the God of heaven" shall "...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.” Daniel 2:44 which we know happens when "...cometh the end" 1 Corinthians 15:24?

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

Then explain this: "As the time appointed in the decree against God's people comes, the inhabitants of the earth unite to destroy the disturbers of their peace. In one night they determine to strike the decisive blow that shall forever silence the voice of the reprover. The waiting ones, in their solitary retreats, are still pleading for divine protection. In every quarter, companies of armed men, urged on by hosts of evil angels, are preparing for the work of death. With shouts of triumph, with jeers and imprecations, they are about to rush upon their prey." {4SP 452.1}. If they are suffering so much, who are then surrounding the 144,000 on that date when the death decree is to be enforced?

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

Then this verse and many more verses have to be ripped out of the Bible; “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” Revelation 1:7.

This also sounds more like a secret rapture theory, but as we know "Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself." Psalms 50:3-6

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

Note the order of event till the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

I saw angels hurrying to and fro in heaven. An angel returned from the earth with a writer’s ink-horn by his side, and reported to JESUS that his work was done, that the saints were numbered and sealed. Then I saw JESUS, who had been ministering before the ark containing the ten commandments, throw down the censer. He raised his hands upward, and with a loud voice said, It is done. And all the angelic host laid off their crowns as JESUS made the solemn declaration, 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. {1SG 197.2}

Then I saw JESUS lay off his priestly attire, and clothe himself with his most kingly robes-upon his head were many crowns, a crown within a crown-and surrounded by the angelic host, he left heaven. The plagues were falling upon the inhabitants of the earth. Some were denouncing GOD, and cursing him. Others rushed to the people of GOD, and begged to be taught how they should escape the judgments of GOD. But the saints had nothing for them. The last tear for sinners had been shed, the last agonizing prayer offered, the last burden had been borne. The sweet voice of mercy was no more to invite them. The last note of warning had been given. {1SG 199.1}

The fact that during that time the plagues are falling upon the wicked, shows that Christ has not yet taken up His saints, and also these plagues fall within a year, so I ask if the second coming is at the putting on of the most Kingly robes, why is it that during this time "With sympathizing tenderness, angels have witnessed their distress, and have heard their prayers. They are waiting the word of their Commander to snatch them from their peril. But they must wait yet a little longer. The people of God must drink of the cup, and be baptized with the baptism. The very delay, so painful to them is the best answer to their petitions. As they endeavor to wait trustingly for the Lord to work, they are led to exercise faith, hope and patience, which have been too little exercised during their religious experience." {4SP 447.1}. It is so clear that there is a delay from the time Christ puts on His most Kingly robes to the time of His coming, and the reason for that delay is also that plain.

8. Death decree before the plagues during sunday law.

If the death decree is enforced before the plagues, what then causes the plagues to start falling upon the wicked?

It is the legislation of the death decree that starts the plagues which is not enforced not until the set time at the ending of the plagues. Spirit of Prophecy says, "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." {1SG 201.1}.

9. Armageddon before the 7 plagues.

As we have seen above that it is the legislation of the death decree starts the plagues and "As the time appointed in the decree against God's people comes, the inhabitants of the earth unite to destroy the disturbers of their peace. In one night they determine to strike the decisive blow that shall forever silence the voice of the reprover. The waiting ones, in their solitary retreats, are still pleading for divine protection. In every quarter, companies of armed men, urged on by hosts of evil angels, are preparing for the work of death. With shouts of triumph, with jeers and imprecations, they are about to rush upon their prey." {4SP 452.1}. This truly is an echo of Revelation 16:16 which says, “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” but as they surround the saints of the Almighty, the following happens: "But lo, a dense blackness, deeper than the darkness of the night, falls upon the earth. Then a rainbow, shinning with the glory from the throne of God, spans the heavens, and seems to encircle each praying company. The angry multitudes are suddenly arrested. Their mocking cries die away. The objects of their murderous rage are forgotten. With fearful forebodings they gaze upon the symbol of God's covenant, and long to be shielded from its over-powering brightness." {4SP 452.2}

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

The Bible says, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:17

And for the marrying, Christ said "And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.²7 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.²8 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;³° Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." Luke 17:26-28,30.

Possibly all this can be done in their bunkers and their underground silos.

For the case of unity: "As the time appointed in the decree against God's people comes, the inhabitants of the earth unite to destroy the disturbers of their peace. In one night they determine to strike the decisive blow that shall forever silence the voice of the reprover. The waiting ones, in their solitary retreats, are still pleading for divine protection. In every quarter, companies of armed men, urged on by hosts of evil angels, are preparing for the work of death. With shouts of triumph, with jeers and imprecations, they are about to rush upon their prey." {4SP 452.1}.

11. There is no 3rd coming.

This is the second coming:

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:¹7 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

To the third coming, there is a period of 1000 years:

Revelation 20:4-6 "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished (meaning the rest of the dead will live again after the 1000 years). This is the first resurrection.6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years."

This is the third coming:

"At the close of the thousand years, Christ again returns to the earth. He is accompanied by the host of the redeemed, and attended by a retinue of angels. As he descends in terrific majesty, he bids the wicked dead arise to receive their doom. They come forth, a mighty host, numberless as the sands of the sea. What a contrast to those who were raised at the first resurrection! The righteous were clothed with immortal youth and beauty. The wicked bear the traces of disease and death." {4SP 476.1}

"And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.¹° And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever." “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” Revelation 20:9-10, 20:14


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