The Last Countdown

This article expounds upon the important chain of events that began on February 27, 2012. We wrote several articles sharing our experiences and entreating our fellow brethren with warnings to the best of our knowledge at that time. The Final Warning series was a brief journal from the front lines telling what we saw through the eyes of faith, but two years in retrospect reveals that there was a lot more going on. That is what I will share with you now.

Our story begins on February 27, 2012 when God the Father began His 40-day departure from the Most Holy Place as Ezekiel saw in vision.

And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house… (Ezekiel 9:3)

Figure 1 – Visualization of God’s Departure from the Temple.

Each timeline tells a story, and this one tells a story about God the Father. It tells of His own trial in the judgment of the living, as we talked about in the article Our High Calling. It is God who is on trial, to find out whether Satan’s accusations against His government are valid.

I don’t want to rush past this point, because the central theme of this timeline is the humility of the Father. One of Satan’s accusations was that God would not condescend to the level of selfless service that His law requires of His creatures, and it was Jesus’ incarnation and death on the cross that demonstrated to the universe once and for all that the Godhead was willing to sacrifice—no matter how infinitely—in service to His creation.

It was not only or chiefly Jesus who made the sacrifice, however. The timeline we are looking at in this article tells the story of the Father’s trial. In preparation for the judgment of the living, Jesus was installed as the Supreme Judge to preside over the heavenly Court. Meanwhile, the Father was put “in the dock” as the accused.

God the Father has everything on the line. If He cannot be defended in the heavenly Court, the universe that He governs in love will be lost to spiral out of control into the chaos of eternal sin, wrecked by the arch-rebel and all who side with him.

So the forty days, reminiscent of other periods of 40 in the Bible, are days of apprehension for the Father. As I tell this story, I will apply human feelings to the Father’s experience—not to lower our respect for God the Father, but to help us see Him with our hearts as His sons and daughters. It shouldn’t be a strange thing for us to do this, considering that Ezekiel described Him anthropomorphically.

These were days of apprehension because the Father’s vindication depends on human witnesses and jurors, and in these 40 days He was on His way to the temple door to survey the courtyard for such ones. Perhaps as He walked those 40 days, He wondered who He would find there.

Keep in mind that Ezekiel saw the first temple—the temple of Solomon. It was this temple where he saw the abominations, and which he saw God depart from. Today, the first temple serves as a type for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This is the Church that was privileged to have so abundant of light like when the Shekinah Glory blessed the first temple, and yet this is where the abominations are seen.

Weeping for Tammuz

At the time, there was no way we could have known that while the Father was crossing the temple, the SECC (Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) was taking the first steps that would eventually lead to the election of Sandra Roberts as the first woman president of a local conference. We just didn’t know what movements were afoot—much less could we see the significance at that time. Only now in retrospect we can begin to see what the Father could already see through His omniscient eyes as He took those steps. In this way, the Father re-traced His Son’s steps up the mountain to the Garden of Gethsemane.

Figure 2 – The first movements of God the Father toward his trial.

When He reached the threshold on April 6, 2012 and scanned the courtyard for witnesses for the next 20 days, He saw what He feared: the church that should have been waiting patiently and ready as on the Day of Atonement was more interested in the surveys on women’s ordination that they had taken in the months of March and April. Not only were they unready to come to the aid of the Father, but they were acting in positive violation of the principle of order that He had established in the Garden of Eden before the fall.

For Adam was first formed, then Eve. (1 Timothy 2:13)

The Father could see the end of the matter from the beginning, and this was the cause of His distress. He could see that His Church, symbolized by the temple of Solomon, had dared to undermine one of the twin institutions that He had established in Eden, and thus they were on their speedy way to betray not only the first, but the second institution as well.

Yet He didn’t give up on them immediately. He beckoned to His Church for one month, from Passover to the second-month Passover, hoping beyond hope that some who were not clean at the official Passover would yet make ready and present themselves in defense of His honor at the second-month Passover.

Part-way through that month, a dim light glittered in the darkness of the Father’s plight. On April 27, 2012, our little group of loyal souls published an announcement entitled The New Light, which included the article Our High Calling. We were not only readying for the second-month Passover, but shining the spotlight on the Father, trying to draw the attention and sympathy of our brethren to His aid.

It is easy for us to regard the omnipotent God as beyond need of our help. That is true in a sense, because we can offer Him nothing that we didn’t first get from Him, but on the other hand we mustn’t forget that God does not act outside of His law. Even more, He is in a legal battle and is not in a position to exercise all of the powers that are legitimately His until the case is settled.

Thus we shined our little light on these issues, and our sparkle of hope pierced the sleepy darkness that the Church had sunken into. But alas, there was only one problem: neither we nor our “light” were accepted in the Church. The judgment in the heavenly sanctuary was taking place in the context of its earthly counterpart, the Church, as represented by Solomon’s temple. During those remaining days until the second-month Passover, the courtyard was still vacant of witnesses. Not just vacant of witnesses, but those present were performing further abominations by conducting a vote on women’s ordination on May 1, 2012.

This had to have been a terrible disappointment for the Father, much more so than for us. What was He to do, while in the dock? It was time for the judgment of the living to begin, but there were no witnesses or jurors for the trial. On the actual day of the beginning of the judgment of the living, May 6, 2012, the SECC published its vote and survey results thus reaffirming its course toward pulling down the pillars of Eden.

That is the retrospective “backstory” that set the stage for what transpired during the entire first half of the judgment of the living. This beginning phase spanned 70 days. As I write this article two years afterward, the period of the first trumpet is now coming to a close. It is also 70 days in duration, which should cause a person to think about the vision of Ezekiel 9 again and relate the Father’s story to where we presently are in time.

The Year of Grace

He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. (Luke 13:6-9)

The Lord tenderly cared for the Adventist Church for 168 years, blessed them with abundant light and counsel, reproved and entreated them, all for the purpose that they would bear fruit at the time it was needed. A fig tree is not planted to take up space, but to bear fruit. As the parable of the fig tree shows, God’s grace still didn’t end. One more year was given—a year of especial care represented by digging and dunging.

Figure 3 – Movements of the Father (top) vs. progress of women’s ordination (bottom).

In this storyline, the year of grace from the Father’s perspective spans the first year of the judgment of the living, from May 6, 2012 until April 30, 2013. This is a period of 360 days, or one prophetic year. The heavenly Court allowed one year for the Father’s defense to produce its witnesses.

That year saw several important developments and events like Benedict’s resignation and Francis’ election, but this timeline keeps our attention on the Father’s movements with respect to the earthly sanctuary. Was the year of grace beneficial, even with such threatening events? Would faithful witnesses be found at the conclusion of the year? Could the Father’s trial proceed favorably? And what would the Court do if there were still no witnesses even after this generous period of grace had been offered? These are the questions that the Father and the whole heavenly Court awaited the answers to.

It so happened that the very next day was the anniversary of the SECC’s vote on women’s ordination, and there had been nary one sign of reversal. The heavenly Court could see the handwriting on the wall all along, and the Supreme Judge—acting in an impartial capacity—was ready to take extraordinary measures on behalf of the Accused who was still without witnesses for His defense.

Four days before the SECC’s vote back in 2012, a little flicker of light began to shine from the small band gathered in Paraguay. This little light was despised and went unnoticed by the majority on earth, but it did not escape the eye of the Almighty. While the Church despised the last dying drops of grace during the ensuing year, the Supreme Judge was solidifying a back-up plan in case the Church did not change its wayward course.

Four days in like manner, this time before the anniversary of the SECC’s vote, Heaven flashed a signal light of its own in token acknowledgement of our New Light series. Record-setting GRB (gamma-ray burst) 130427A blazed its way across the vacuum of space some 3.6 billion light-years in distance to signal this earth on April 27, 2013—exactly one year after Brother John unwittingly sent out the newsletter announcing The New Light. The burst signaled to this globe that the sincere yet feeble efforts that are despised by men are accepted with God.

The introductory article in that series is called Lightning Arresters. To fully appreciate what the name means, you should understand that a GRB is literally called “gamma-ray lightning” in German. Brother John’s article title of Lightning Arresters foreshadowed the biggest bolt of gamma-ray lightning ever witnessed, which came one year later to the day!

GRBs are the biggest explosions and most energetic releases in the known universe. This “sign of Jonah” exactly 3½ days before the end of the year of grace prompted us to write the series about The Wrath of God. Thus the same signal which brightened our hopes served as the harbinger of doom to the Church that had so stubbornly despised its Lord. The spotlight of the Lord was searching His people, and again the leadership of the Church was found fruitless, despite their many pretentious evangelistic efforts in New York and elsewhere with their joke of a Great Hope.

This scenario is well described in Gethsemane, Part II in the story about the fig tree that Jesus sought fruit on during His passion week. The tree was full of pretentious leaves, but destitute of fruit. The Lord observed the tree and stated that no man would eat fruit from that tree ever again. In other words, He pronounced the tree dead.

We did not understand these things at that time as we do today. April 27, 2013 was the true Resurrection Day, and it happened to fall on a Sabbath as part of the Pentecost high Sabbath group. This led us to expect events more proportionate to the occasion than an astronomical curiosity, though it was in reality much more than that. It was not until later that we understood the depth of what was transpiring in heaven.

When the Father had come to the courtyard seeking witnesses, the Court gave a month of grace, then a full year of grace. But what was the Court to do when it became obvious that more and more grace would not further the case at bar? In His wisdom, the Supreme Judge took unprecedented measures to secure a fair trial.

Change of Venue

A change of venue is the legal term for moving a trial to a new location. In high-profile matters, a change of venue may occur to move a jury trial away from a location where a fair and impartial jury may not be possible due to widespread publicity about a crime and its defendant(s) to another community in order to obtain jurors who can be more objective in their duties. (Wikipedia)

So the heavenly Court initiated a change of venue. This is represented in Ezekiel by the Shekinah Glory departing from the temple of Solomon and standing above the mountain. This symbolizes the Father’s complete departure from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is typified by Solomon’s temple. The change was completely justified on the grounds that the One on trial was very famous (who is more famous than God?), and that the witnesses were biased against a fair trial.

We can see this application at multiple levels. At one level the SDA Church had become biased in its apostasy, but looking at the broader scope the entire world has become biased. The very city where the temple of Solomon once sat has become the spiritual center of all false religion. Indeed, modern Jerusalem is a key player in the NWO, and is no longer a fit venue as the earthly counterpart for an unbiased heavenly trial.

The Father was re-tracing His Son’s steps. His act of leaving the Church in effect pronounced it dead, just as Jesus declared that the fig tree would never bear fruit.

Remember, the Court was well aware of our desperate efforts to prepare as witnesses in the spring of 2012. They saw us publish the New Light in cooperation with the Holy Spirit to help others get ready too. They watched us hold to our faith in this High Calling through the year of “grace,” a waiting time so agonizing to us. They saw us spring into action at the first sign of the enemy’s movements on the battlefield in the spring of 2013. While the SDA Church was receiving a year of grace, we were being proved to qualify for the very last back-up plan.

We are a small bunch, but together with the Holy Spirit Brother John managed to prepare a humble locale here on this farm where we could work during the judgment proceedings. You can imagine how small it made us feel to realize that we should host the Father of the Universe, the Supreme Judge Jesus Christ, and all of their attending angels! Much less did we know that they had been on their way since May 1, 2013!

To be clear, they are in heaven and our little farm in Paraguay is only the earthly reflection of the heavenly sanctuary. We wouldn’t expect to see the Father in person (certainly not in the flesh and still live anyway). Nevertheless, heaven and earth are intimately connected, and the Father’s change of venue means a great deal on earth.

How Long?

Once we recognized that the Father’s trial was being relocated to our venue, the natural question became: how long should the relocation take?

To answer that question, we first have to be clear on where the Father is departing from. We know that He figuratively left the SDA Church, and that the SDA Church is the remnant offspring of the church that Jesus Christ began Himself when He was on earth. Where was the earthly counterpart to the heavenly sanctuary when Jesus began His heavenly ministry?

It was Jerusalem—specifically the temple. That was the temple where the Savior Himself walked and talked with His people. After He began His work in the heavenly sanctuary, did the location ever change? Let’s review and see.

  • When Stephen was stoned and the gospel went to the Gentiles, was there a new temple or headquarters built and dedicated? No.

  • When the Christians fled Jerusalem prior to its destruction in AD 70, did God move the sanctuary? No. Neither was there ever a new temple built, let alone blessed by God’s presence.

  • When the Advent believers came together c. 1844, was there a new temple built and dedicated to indicate a location change at that time? No again.

  • When the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists was formed in 1863, was there any indication of a change in the location of the investigative judgment in heaven or on earth? Still no.

  • Last but not least, when the General Conference moved away from Battle Creek, Michigan, was there any indication at all that God had now ordained a new earthly counterpart location for the judgment proceedings? No! In fact, Ellen G. White said in 1903:

    I am satisfied that our only safe course is to be ready to move just when the cloud moves. {LS 390.5}

    Reading between the lines, she was basically saying that the church was in the wilderness wandering phase and wouldn’t have a designated place as long as that was the case.

If the earthly reflection of the heavenly sanctuary was never moved during the entire Christian era, then what earthly locale must still have been the reflection of the heavenly sanctuary? Jerusalem! We even see this evidenced in the fact that the High Sabbath List which spans the entire investigative judgment is computed based on the calendar of God as observed/computed from the coordinates of the temple mount in Jerusalem.

That means that when we look at the distance of the move to Paraguay, we have to look at it in relation to Jerusalem. As Supreme Judge, Jesus began the judgment of the living in the spring, at the second Passover. It was timed according to the feast. After a prophetic year of hoping for good fruit from the SDA Church, while at the same time preparing our group in Paraguay as the last back-up plan, the Supreme Judge ordered the change of venue which corresponded to a move from Jerusalem to Paraguay in the earthly reflection.

We want to know how long this move will take in order to know when the trial should really begin in the new setting. First, let’s look at this move on a map and see what we are dealing with:

Figure 4 – Location of Jerusalem vs. Asunción, Paraguay

Most obviously, Jerusalem is in the northern hemisphere, while we are in the southern hemisphere. We are even within the same climatic zones in our respective hemispheres, with Jerusalem in the northern temperate zone just above the Tropic of Cancer, and Asunción in the southern temperate zone just below the Tropic of Capricorn. We recognized the significance of this hemisphere change long ago, and therefore we have often compared our seasons to the opposite feasts. For example, Passover happens after the hottest summer months have passed in Paraguay and we are cooling down into the autumn season, instead of in the spring after the coldest months have passed in the northern hemisphere.

If the Lord would choose a number to represent this change, what do you think He would choose? A good candidate would be something that represents the seasonal difference between the northern and southern hemispheres. It would be a half-year, or 180 days in standard prophetic counting.

Where would we come if we begin counting 180 days after the 360 days that we already counted for the extra year of grace that He allowed for the fig tree to bear fruit? With the first day being May 1, 2013, the 180th day would be none other than October 27, 2013!

So now after all this time we can see that God confirmed the relocation of the Court from the SDA Church to our little group by the harp concert on the eve of this very day! It was a sign that we were receiving the authority of The Voice of God in place of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. And as further evidence to this fact, it so happened that the SECC elected Sandra Roberts in defiance of the GC leadership exactly on that day, October 27, 2013! The GC visibly lost its authority in the wake of these changes.

But you know we had bigger expectations for that day, and still there were nothing like fireballs and we remained no more than a voice crying in the wilderness with very few paying any attention at all. Did the Court really relocate to us, and did we really receive any authority on that day, or was it just a confirmation that the judgment was in fact relocating and that we would receive the authority at a future date? The latter is the truth.

The events leading up to this date were very interesting on all fronts, but I want to hold to the storyline of the Court’s relocation for the moment, and I will come back to that later.

What did we overlook? Take another glance at the map above, and it should be easy to see that we did not fully consider the location change yet. In addition to the change in the time of year due to going from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere, there is also a change in the time of day going from Jerusalem’s longitude of about 35°E to the longitude of Asunción of about 57°W. That amounts to some 92 degrees difference.

We can also calculate this in terms of time zones. The time zone of Jerusalem is UTC + 2, whereas Asunción is UTC - 4. That is a difference of exactly 6 hours. How long is that in prophetic time? If 1 day translates to a prophetic year of 360 days, then 6 hours translates to how many days?

360 days ÷ 24 hours × 6 hours = 90 days

This also corresponds roughly to the difference in longitude, since it is the earth’s rotation about its axis that determines the hours of the day in the first place, but now we have a round number which more exactly represents the time change when going from Jerusalem to Asunción.

Now we can place these 90 days immediately after the 180 days to come all the way to January 25, 2014. The two periods together symbolize both aspects of the relocation. The 180 days for the change of seasons in the southern hemisphere plus the 90 days for crossing six time zones together make 270 days for the entire relocation. This is punctuated by the confirming events between the two phases—the harpers harping with their harps receiving world applause on the receiving end, and the leaders of the World Church getting egg on their faces from disobedient conferences on the departing end.

This two-part relocation has a deeper meaning. Bible prophecy has a day/year principle; the day and the year are defined by the earth’s rotation about its axis and around the sun, respectively. These two fundamental units of time are the basis for Bible prophecy as well as the true calendar of God. Thus the time of Jesus’ coming is announced as the day and hour: it is the day within the year, and the hour within the day. This is all illustrated by the numbers 180 and 90 which represent the relocation of the Father’s trial: 180 days difference within the year and 90 degrees difference within the day.

And just as we could summarize the two phases of movement into one 270-day period of relocation, we can summarize the entire first half of the judgment of the living as one big 630-day period of preparation prior to the Court commencing with the Father’s trial.

Grace for You was Grueling for Us!

We were tested severely during the time that the Church was allowed its year of grace. This was necessary because there was just enough time to begin the relocation immediately if the Church didn’t produce fruit. The destination had to be selected and prepared in advance of the move.

During the delays of the relocation, we were tested sorely again. We were studying to know God’s mind on what was transpiring, meanwhile facing physical tests like the breaking of the roof of our temple. Can you imagine what a blow it was for us when we had been preaching about the figurative roof of the SDA Church disappearing, and the U.S. Debt Ceiling “roof” disappearing, only to have our own roof break!?

We have noticed that this is often the case. There are several levels of application:

  • A secular-world application – the debt ceiling in this case, which was actually suspended on October 17, 2013
  • A religious-world application – the loss of leadership authority in the World Church on October 27, 2013
  • A local application for us – the breaking of our own temple roof.

Figure 5 – In the midst of the Relocation

The detailed events of this time period are quite fascinating. For example, our temple broke on October 14, and the repairs were completed on November 8. The mid-point of that repair period is exactly the special date of October 27.

The day the roof broke was right in the midst of the SDA Church’s Annual Council. By all appearances at that time, poor we were the cursed ones while the GC was none the worse despite everything. However, there is much more to it.

The Father was leaving the SDA Church as a whole because, from a spiritual perspective, it was a broken “temple” from the top down. But God does not show favoritism! On the Day of Atonement, we had to be tested by the same standard in our sphere to prove whether we would be any more faithful than they were in their sphere. Notice that it was just a few hours before the Day of Atonement began that we made the decision to repair the roof of the House of God, not yet knowing where the means would come from. In so doing, this humble farm offered a haven of rest for our beleaguered God, and we passed the test that the Annual Council failed.

As the Annual Council and the Day of Atonement came to a close on the 16th, that very night the U.S. Congress reached an agreement on the debt ceiling and ended the government shutdown. This might seem unrelated at first sight, but suspending the debt ceiling took away the last restraint on ObamaCare, the “health reform” that is linked with the Sunday law. When apostasy reached the threshold within the Church, persecuting processes were set in motion in the world.

A further coincidence is that we unwittingly published The Voice of God that same day, decrying the imminent end of the GC’s authority on October 27, not knowing that it would be literally fulfilled with the rebellion of Sandra Robert’s election. As an aside, this “Sandy” Roberts “storm” was the fulfillment of the symbolic Hurricane Sandy that inundated the East Coast (headquarters area) one year prior. It was later dubbed “Frankenstorm Sandy” because it combined with other bad weather systems, foreshadowing the recent addition of the homosexuality “monster” as a further assault to God’s order of things.

All of the swift happenings leading up to October 27, 2013 led us to recognize the Feast of Tabernacles as having special significance. Interestingly, the repairs on our roof began on the first day of the feast. Naturally, we were a bit disheartened that our roof was still open during this important feast and began to think about how humble our situation is in comparison to the glory of Solomon’s temple.

Then we realized that the fact is we are not represented by Solomon’s temple. The glory and riches and abundance of Solomon’s temple are a figure for the SDA Church—it boasts of countless hospitals, schools and churches around the world—not to mention the spiritual treasures (which have been defiled by Babylon).

But we? We are just a small bunch of unlikely characters similar to the disciples of Jesus. Our type is the temple of Herod—the temple that was inferior in every way except that it was graced by the Savior Himself during His first advent.

The Forgotten Feast

As I said, we were tried during these periods. We did not then understand all that we do now, and could not so easily make sense of things. There was a lot of study involved to understand what the Feast of Tabernacles meant for us, and why we didn’t receive as generous a portion of the Holy Spirit as we expected on that very feast which is connected with it.

When our roof broke, we put the Lord’s house first according to the counsel of Haggai, even if we would have to deny ourselves our very food to pay for it—and wouldn’t you know it—just enough money arrived the day after that decision. In our study of the book of Haggai, we unearthed some important dates. Most notably:

In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts… (Haggai 2:10-11)

And again the word of the Lord came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; (Haggai 2:20-21)

This historical date is what gave rise to the Hanukkah feast, which is also known as the Feast of Dedication, because that is when the foundation of the second temple was dedicated by Haggai. It began on the 25 day of the ninth month, and was an eight-day feast similar to the Feast of Tabernacles. It pertained especially to the second temple (which was later renovated extensively by Herod and thus became known as Herod’s temple).

By this time, you should be wondering when the true feast of Hanukkah was in 2013. It was at the tail end of December, but that isn’t the full story. There are always two possibilities for the feast days, and we’ve learned that the earlier possibility has to do with events pertaining primarily to the Father, while the second possibility has to do with the Son.

Ever since the start of our ministry, we have been expecting a dramatic event corresponding to the angel of Revelation 18 coming down and lighting the earth with his glory. This is associated with the Holy Spirit and the outpouring of the latter rain. As such, since the Holy Spirit is Christ’s representative, we would expect this event to correspond to a feast day according to the second possibility rather than the first possibility of the festal calendar.

It turns out that the second possible date for laying the cornerstone (the 24th day of the 9th month) fell on January 26, 2014, the first day after the relocation of the Court! Once the relocation was complete, the Supreme Judge Jesus sat down to begin the proceedings. The Cornerstone was in place, right in the middle of the 1260-day judgment of the living.

Figure 6 – The Judge Sits at the Center of the Court

The following eight days of Hanukkah were full of promise for the light that would lighten the world, and we were not disappointed. This is when the timing of the last seven trumpets and the last seven plagues was opened to us, as Brother John explained in his sermon entitled The Last Race.

Then it was that we finally received the authority and commission to preach the times of the trumpets and the plagues as part of our testimony in the Father’s trial.

The Mathematics of God

The two phases of this timeline have a remarkable structure. The 70-day phase consists of two segments, a 40-day and a 30-day segment, which we can express as follows:

30 + 40 = 70

In the Orion presentation on slides 67-69, we learned a similar formula which had a very special meaning:

3 + 4 = 7

To say it in words: The Godhead (3) made terms that Jesus would die on the cross (+) for mankind (4), and this is (=) the plan of salvation (7). This one little formula encapsulates a vast story!

Now we can see even from the numbers that the Father was indeed re-tracing the steps of His Son. The formula for the 70-day phase explains the plan of salvation one more time, but in terms a power of ten (×10) greater.

The number 10 represents the Law of God, and through this formula we see the Father submitting Himself to the Law. In doing this, He shows that He does not ask for greater submission from His creatures than He is willing to Personally give for them.

Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? (John 14:8-9)

Philip, have you seen the Father now?

The second phase reflects the same structure, but the factors are different. Now we have:

270 + 360 = 630

Now the factors are nine (3 × 3) times those of the first phase. This symbolizes how the Godhead came together three times to forge the plan of salvation.

…I saw Him approach the exceeding bright light which enshrouded the Father. Said my accompanying angel, “He is in close converse with His Father.” The anxiety of the angels seemed to be intense while Jesus was communing with His Father. Three times He was shut in by the glorious light about the Father, and the third time He came from the Father we could see His person. His countenance was calm, free from all perplexity and trouble, and shone with a loveliness which words cannot describe. He then made known to the angelic choir that a way of escape had been made for lost man… {EW 126}

That is not all. The first phase of 70 days leading up to the judgment of the living is intrinsically connected to the first 630 days of the same:

70 + 630 = 700

The 70-day phase could have been the entire preparation had the Church been ready for its calling, but since they weren’t the 630-day backup plan had to be brought into action to make up the lack. Through the Holy Spirit’s guidance, the plan of God has been brought to an even higher level of perfection, as the number 700 shows, being yet another degree of perfection higher.

What we see in these formulas is love multiplied and added, repeated, and raised by powers of ten. This is the true “Council of Peace” made by divine sacrifice, in stark contrast to the peace councils of the men of this warring world.

Even he [the BRANCH] shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. (Zechariah 6:13)

These timelines underscore the infinite sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross, and they show that the Godhead made the sacrifice together, each One to demonstrate it in His way, all acting in unity of mind and purpose.

Thus we see the immutable Law of God binding and re-binding everything together into one continuous story—the story of the Father’s plight as I’ve told it.

Now it is incumbent upon all who love Him and would come to His aid to ally themselves with this ministry as the authorized embassy of the Kingdom of God on earth. If you are seeking the Father, He’s not in the organized SDA Church anymore. He’s on trial, and we entreat the faithful to figuratively “appear at Court” to give your personal witness on His behalf.

It is a solemn thing to realize that the Father’s entourage relocated here on January 25, figuratively. The eyes of the on-looking universe are upon each one who is called to the witness stand or to the jury box. The pure Adventist faith must shine forth in clear rays in a dark world like the map on our homepage. Is your home filled with light? Is your little candle in this big world contributing its rays?

We have many resources to assist you. Burn and distribute the CDs of our website that we have available for download. Spread these articles. Print charts for display where people will see them. Share and re-share our messages in your social networks. Most importantly, start a small study group in your area. Pray for and allow the Holy Spirit to direct you in all you do, for He is your power and efficiency.

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