The Last Countdown

Originally published on Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:56 pm in German at

Blue or red pill?You decided to take the red pill, so I welcome you to the heavenly universe, which declares the glory of God (Psalm 19:1). The blue pill is to believe that God is only love, and that His universe is only a peaceful place filled with children's laughter, where anyone is saved just by believing that Jesus existed. Before I administer the red pill, here's one last warning: The heavens also declare the righteousness of God, and it doesn't look too cozy for the unclean and the scoffers:

The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods. (Psalm 97:1-7)

In these last two articles of this series about the wrath of God, I'm stretching to my limits trying to explain to you what God meant when He said:

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Daniel 12:4)

Many preachers have already realized that the last part of the verse also (!) applies to mankind's growing scientific knowledge. God knew that we wouldn't understand many things in the Bible until the end, when we would have the technology to study the far reaches of the universe where many of His majestic creations are found. The symbols in the Bible only hint at them.

There’s a lot hidden in God's love letter to the children of men. On slides 162-168 of the Orion presentation, I tried to give you some hints which point especially to the constellation of Orion. Some of them were subtle, since I still had faith that some of you would read and study on your own. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case most of the time. One of the hints I gave was the discovery date of the structures around the star of Jesus, “Alnitak”, mentioned on slide 164. It wasn't until 1888 that mankind had developed telescopes good enough to discover the famous Horsehead Nebula. It was not mere coincidence that that discovery was made in the very year when the light of the fourth angel began to shine, as Ellen G. White announced in one of her most famous statements.

The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer. This is the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth. For it is the work of every one to whom the message of warning has come, to lift up Jesus, to present him to the world as revealed in types, as shadowed in symbols, as manifested in the revelations of the prophets, as unveiled in the lessons given to his disciples and in the wonderful miracles wrought for the sons of men. Search the Scriptures; for they are they that testify of him. {RH November 22, 1892, par. 7}

The Vessel of Time shows that the last triplet of years for humanity could have begun in 1888, and Jesus could have come back in 1890. Jesus Himself rides a horse in the scene of His coming in Revelation 19, as do the four horsemen of the apocalypse (Revelation 6), which form the time divisions of the Orion clock. Astronomers gazed upon this area of the Orion Nebula for the first time in 1888. Ever since then, we could understand why God chose that magnificent symbol in the immediate vicinity of His star, Alnitak.

Only recently have we had high-resolution images of the horse which serves as the symbol for Jesus’ means of transport when He returns.

I’ve given you a clue... Why do you think Jesus used the Horsehead Nebula, which is part of the Orion Nebula, as the symbol of the vehicle for His return?! Can you identify the big star next to the Horsehead Nebula, and next to the Flame Nebula? Do you see the stream of blood flowing from the throne of Jesus? Why do you think that these structures first became visible to the human race in 1888?

If the light of the fourth angel had been accepted at that time, then God would have prepared His church through people like Joseph Bates and Ellen G. White, who were enthusiastic about astronomy and the Orion already in their day. Jesus would have taken that generation on the long journey to the sea of glass, the Orion Nebula. There wouldn’t have been a time of plagues, and soon it will become clear to you why, as you see what a loving God wanted to spare humanity from.

However, things turned out differently so the Orion clock and the High Sabbath clock had to keep ticking to fulfill their ultimate purpose—namely to give a second midnight cry to a completely apostate Church so it could have another chance to repent. Unfortunately, the opportunity wasn't used, so now the last voice of God on this earth is preparing a little faithful flock to stand for the Father through the final rapid movements. Now these faithful people will have to go through the plagues that will result from a real monster in the heavens.

Betelgeuse and other Supergiants of God’s Creation

In the first article in this series, The Hand of the Giant, I showed that the red giant star Betelgeuse is the (symbolic) right hand of Jesus. He will use it to execute His vengeance on those who despise and kill His people, whose souls have been pleading from under the altar since the Reformation. There are some Adventists among us who still believe that the fallen leadership can be saved; they do not understand that the door of mercy for the apostate organization is already closed. The language God uses to articulate the message we have to give is very vivid. Therefore, I'll let the scientists do most of the speaking. If I use strong words, I’ll only reap ridicule and criticism, even if God Himself used the same language in the Bible.

Why do I speak of Betelgeuse as a monster? Foremost because of its size, which we’ll have to look at. A monster describes something terrifyingly large. We need a visual comparison to fully comprehend the size of Betelgeuse, because the human imagination simply can’t span the astronomical sizes of these heavenly bodies that God created.

A million earths would fit inside our own sun. If Betelgeuse were at the center of our solar system, the surface of this red supergiant would reach all the way to the orbit of Jupiter. In other words, its expanse is comparable to the unimaginable extent of Jupiter’s orbit. In the video, only two stars larger than Betelgeuse are shown, and the last one is the biggest star now known: VY Canis Majoris, a red hypergiant. We can be sure that when we speak of supergiants or hypergiants, we are speaking of true monsters. Not many astronomers use the term hypergiant because it isn’t clearly defined yet. The diameter of VY Canis Majoris is “only” about two to three times that of Betelgeuse.

If you were to try to fill the volume of Betelgeuse with the sun, you would need 1.5 billion suns to do it. (Not to be confused with the mass of Betelgeuse, which is about 15 to 20 times that of our sun. I will say more about that later.)

Here is another video that illustrates the size difference between our sun and its planets as compared to one of these super monsters. This could easily apply to Betelgeuse too, since it approaches the same scale:

Betelgeuse and the Biggest Bombs in God's Arsenal

Red supergiants are as huge as their name suggests, but they burn enormous amounts of fuel at a rate far exceeding normal stars like our sun. For that reason, they have only a fraction of the life expectancy of our sun—usually only a few million years, which is like a few seconds in relation to the cosmos. After their short life span, they die a stunning and violent death. They explode as super- or hypernovae, the largest and most energetic explosions that the universe knows.

That video was informative. Now we know that the biggest explosions in the universe are type II supernovae, which are triggered by the collapse of giant stars having a mass greater than 10 solar masses. When a giant star explodes as a supernova, it collapses into a neutron star, a magnetar or a black hole. The outcome depends on the original mass, but the thresholds vary widely among scientists, as each one seems to have his own theory. Some say that a deadly gamma-ray burst associated with a supernova occurs if the star's mass is at least about 10 solar masses, while others put the threshold at 100 solar masses.

The truth is, this branch of science is still in its infancy. Therefore, I was almost desperate while doing the research for this article. There are so many different opinions and figures. Thus, I'm going to have to show that scientists know the power of supernova explosions and gamma-ray bursts, but the processes are not well understood. Scientists have no idea how they really occur and no reliable models for predicting such monstrous explosions, similarly to how the meteorologists have trouble predicting the weather four weeks in advance. As we will see later, science also falls short when it comes to determining the direction of a possible gamma-ray burst, like a weather forecaster trying to predict where a lightning bolt will strike during the next thunderstorm.

Many videos about supernovae name some upcoming candidates that are in close proximity within our own galaxy. The candidate for us is: Betelgeuse. We have also learned that a type II supernova is preceded by a collapse or shrinkage of the star, and that is what has been observed in Betelgeuse since 1993. The German Wikipedia has this to say about it [translated]:

Betelgeuse - its future as a supernova

According to the opinion of astronomers, Betelgeuse will end as a supernova. Opinions differ as to the time frame for the expected event: some estimate in the next thousand years [according to other sources and the video it can even be in 5 minutes], others a hundred thousand years at the earliest. The supernova would be highly visible on Earth and would shine over the whole sky.

With red giants of Betelgeuse’s type, you can expect a supernova to increase the star’s brightness 16,000 times (on average). At the moment, Betelgeuse shines with a magnitude of about 0.5 in the starry sky; as a supernova it would reach an apparent magnitude of -9.5 to -10.5, corresponding to an absolute magnitude of -15.1 to -16.1. This corresponds to the brightness of a half-moon in the sky. According to other sources, supernovae outbreaks of dying superstars can even reach absolute magnitudes of about -17 to -18, sometimes even beyond (especially with stars having a large radius). In the latter case, the supernova would reach the brightness of the full moon.

Because the rotation axis of Betelgeuse does not point in the direction of the earth, the gamma-ray burst would not be so strong that the biosphere would be damaged. [8] Measurements [9] at California Universities in 2009 showed that the diameter of Betelgeuse has shrunk about 15% since 1993, while the brightness did not change.

This is highly interesting information, but our research shows that these are all just guesses. The truth is that scientists have to admit that this is all new territory for them, and they don't know anything for sure. It starts with the fact that no one can determine the actual mass of Betelgeuse. The mass, which is measured in multiples of the mass of our own sun, is the determining factor to know the type of supernova to expect, how strong it will be, and whether a gamma-ray burst is possible. (We will educate ourselves more about the details of gamma-ray bursts later.)

The observation that Betelgeuse has shrunk by 15% should give all serious astronomers reason for concern, because this may in fact be the shrinking that precedes a supernova explosion. In astronomical terms, 15% in the span of about 20 years is EXTREMELY FAST!!!

We can read an admission on Wikipedia that shows how few details are really known:

The mass of Betelgeuse has never been measured because it has no known companion. [86] A mass estimate is only possible using theoretical modeling, a situation which has produced mass estimates ranging from 5 to 30 M⊙ in the 2000s.[87][88] Smith and colleagues calculated that Betelgeuse began its life as a star of 15 to 20 M⊙, based on a photospheric measurement of 5.6 AU or 1,200 R⊙.[9] However, a novel method of determining the supergiant's mass was proposed in 2011 by Hilding Neilson and colleagues, arguing for a stellar mass of 11.6 M⊙ with an upper limit of 16.6 and lower of 7.7 M⊙, based on observations of the star's intensity profile from narrow H-band interferometry and using a photospheric measurement of roughly 4.3 AU or 955 R⊙.[86] How the debate will be resolved is still open—at least until a companion is identified allowing for a direct calculation of stellar mass.

The mass of Betelgeuse is specified as ~20 solar masses in the German Wikipedia, which would clearly mean an explosion corresponding to a type II supernova (above 10 solar masses). When looking for the brightest supernova ever discovered, we come across a very interesting figure:

BERKELEY – A University of California, Berkeley, astronomer has turned the NASA Hubble Space Telescope on the brightest and nearest supernova of the past decade, capturing a massive stellar explosion blazing with the light of 200 million suns. The supernova, called SN 2004dj, is so bright in the Hubble image that it easily could be mistaken for a foreground star in our Milky Way Galaxy. Yet it lies 11 million light-years from Earth in the outskirts of a galaxy called NGC 2403, nestled in a cluster of mostly massive bright blue stars only 14 million years old. “This has to be a massive star to explode at such a young age,” said Alex Filippenko, professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley, who estimates the star's mass at 15 times that of our sun. Massive stars live much shorter lives than the sun; they have more fuel to burn through nuclear fusion, but they use it up at a disproportionately faster rate. The sun, for example, is only halfway through its expected lifetime of about 10 billion years.

Taking the two theories discussed above together, there is a consensus or overlap where both theories intersect: the mass of Betelgeuse would thus be in the range of 15 - 16.6 solar masses. The brightest supernova yet discovered was caused by a star that was precisely within that mass range.

Beteigeuze SupernovaThat star was 11 million light years away in another galaxy, whereas Betelgeuse is only about 640 light years from us. In astronomical terms, that is like having it explode in the backyard of our solar system.

Betelgeuse currently shines about 100,000 times brighter than our sun. When this supergiant explodes as a type II supernova, it will blaze about 200 million times brighter than our sun. That means it will shine 200,000,000 / 100,000 = 2000 times brighter than it is now. It will be an incredible visual spectacle in the sky lasting for months during the day as well as the night. Keep the number 200 million in mind, because we will come back to it in the third part of this series!

Should we be worried? The scientists say we shouldn't. Although they don’t know details, they think that a supernova has to be closer than about 25 light years away from us for it to be dangerous to humanity. However, they do admit that if a supernova were to explode close to us (and Betelgeuse assuredly is), there would be an increase of cosmic radiation on the order of 10,000 to 100,000 or even millions of times. If the earth's protective shield were degraded—the ozone layer and the ionosphere—then there would be dire consequences for all of humanity.

What could cause Spaceship Earth to shut down or lose its shields?

Betelgeuse and God’s Lethal Lightning Bolts

All scientists agree that a so-called gamma-ray burst (GRB) hitting us directly from our own Milky Way would mean the end of the earth. Such gamma-ray bursts occur in some type II supernova explosions. You hear the scientists make statements like this: “If one of these [GRB’s] happens in your galaxy, and that beam is coming your way, go hide in a cave, because this is very high energy radiation. It's the kind of energy that will decompose your molecules, and you just don't want to be around when that's happening!”

Such words are reminiscent of what our Lord Jesus said in His revelation to John, and these are the words of the last part of the sixth seal. In 1844, the Millerites thought that it heralded the Last Great Day, Jesus’ Second Coming. Many followed them out of fear and wanted to turn their faces away from He who would destroy the earth with fire. Yet, the final fulfillment of this part of the sixth seal hasn’t come. It will come upon those who reach the end of the Orion judgment cycle, the repetition of the sixth seal of the heavenly Day of Judgment, and who experience the close of probation. They will witness a terrible cosmic event that announces and triggers the plagues:

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 [the year of plagues is imminent]; and who shall be able to stand [who will stand the great test without an intercessor, to go through the year of plagues without sinning]? (Revelation 6:14-17)

As we look at the actual effects of a gamma-ray burst, we should keep those words in mind and ponder what the heavens (our atmosphere) departing as a scroll could literally mean. Sometime after the stars have fallen from heaven like fireballs, the hyper-nova explosion of Betelgeuse will partially burn the atmosphere of our planet with its gamma-ray burst. The majority will recognize that they aren’t prepared, and that they will not be able to stand face-to-face before the Lord.

Speechless? Astronomers indicate that the probability of this happening during the lifetime of our planet is 1:100. That is a far greater likelihood than the almost infinite improbability that all the harmonies that God has shown us in the last three and a half years turn out to be mere coincidence.

So God has lightning bolts that are so powerful that they would be fatal to the whole of humanity, ending all life on Earth from a distance of 1,000 light years. In that case, the end would not come quite as quickly as if the distance were only 100 light years away, where Planet Earth would be immediately transformed into an ash desert. The distance to Betelgeuse is right within this deadly range of 100 to 1000 light years away, meaning that within a span of time (perhaps about one year?) the terrible cataclysm could cause the death of (almost) all living things on the planet. That should finally raise the hairs on the back of your neck!

We’ve now found the exact scenario that offers a literal explanation for both the plagues and the yet-to-be-fulfilled parts of the repeated sixth seal that come after the fireball falling-stars:

  1. The powers of the heavens shall be shaken (Matthew 24:29)

    And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. (Revelation 6:14)

    Remember, Ellen G. White said that when the Lord says heaven, He means heaven. The powers of the heavens are the stars. Betelgeuse will partially burn the earth’s atmosphere, and it will be unrolled like a scroll. This will cause terrible tsunamis and earthquakes and great changes on the earth. The people will then know that God Himself acts, and reverses the Creation with the plagues.

    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 6:15-17)

  2. Now we come to the physical effects on the people, and everything fits together perfectly with the after-effects of a gamma-ray burst!

    1. Noisome and grievous sores will come upon the people who have accepted the Sunday law (Revelation 16:2).

      Because of the depleted ozone layer, dangerous cosmic radiation, which is deadly regardless of Betelgeuse, would come unobstructed upon the people who do not enjoy the special protection of God. They would be tormented by skin cancer and similar ulcers. It should be emphasized that this could also cause DNA damage and the dreaded radiation sickness. Thus, a slow and painful death awaits those who don’t accept God's warnings and are not “lucky” enough to meet sudden death during the gamma-ray burst itself. The living will envy the dead.

    2. The sea becomes like blood and all living things in it die (Revelation 16:3).

      This effect was mentioned in the video itself. The global hunger of the populations will be accompanied by an eerie odor coming from trillions of dead sea (and land) creatures.

    3. The rivers and springs of water become blood (Revelation 16:4).

      Read what God Himself says about this:

      And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. (Revelation 16:5-7)

    4. The sun will scorch men with great heat (Revelation 16:8).

      The harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, along with cosmic radiation including X-rays, would no longer be filtered by the damaged atmospheric layers. The great heat from the greenhouse effect, however, would be quickly followed by a more terrible “GRB” winter, which would kill the remaining plant life.

      And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. (Revelation 16:9)

(Annotation from August 2016: For more information regarding the fulfillment of the classical sixth seal, please see the addendum to History Repeats II. The fulfillment of the repeated sixth seal is explained in the addendum to Signs of the End and slides 101-114 of the Orion Presentation.)

That’s not all. The descriptions of the last three plagues also contain elements that can be attributed to Betelgeuse, the gamma-ray burst or the cosmic radiation: the dried-up Euphrates stands for a land of ash which will then span a world where Eden once was. The seventh angel pours out his vial on the air, which will probably make it more difficult to breathe at that time.

You can find a comprehensive description of these horrible things in an excellent article by a Christian who had already started thinking about Betelgeuse a few years ago, when such things were still considered exaggerated. Don’t miss reading these two articles: Might Betelgeuse Go BOOM? And a first attempt to harmonize the effects of the Betelgeuse supernova with the biblical Apocalypse: Betelgeuse - Calamitas Apocaliptica. The author, Karl Schwarz, wrote that almost-prophetic work in 2009. May God continue to guide him!

Thus, we’ve known for years that a supergiant in our immediate neighborhood will end as a superbomb, but we calm ourselves with what scientists say, that “It could happen tonight or in 100,000 years.” We focus on the last part and think: “It won’t hit me—and after me, the flood!” Can we really be calm?

Betelgeuse and the View down the Muzzle

When it comes to the possibility that Betelgeuse will produce a gamma-ray burst, we find that a particular statement from scientists is copied almost as frequently as the misinterpreted anti-time-setting arguments of Ellen G. White: “Since its rotational axis is not pointed toward the earth, Betelgeuse's supernova is unlikely to send a gamma-ray burst in the direction of Earth wide enough to damage ecosystems.” When googling “Betelgeuse axis of rotation not pointed toward Earth”, you can see from the number of hits that the statement has been copied and re-copied with small variations hundreds of thousands of times.

We read that the rotation axis of Betelgeuse is inclined about 20° away from the line of sight to Earth, returning peace to the deceitful heart, which says “Oh, John Scotram has no idea and is just an alarmist and fear monger!” Watch out! Check what the pseudo-scientific press or the still-nursing scientists in this specialized field are presenting to you.

Apparently no one has verified where the scientists, who admit that they know very little about Betelgeuse, suddenly get their “very important” information about which direction its axis is pointing. To determine the orientation of the axis of rotation of a star like Betelgeuse is a pretty daring enterprise, firstly because it is 640 light years from Earth, and secondly because it has a huge gas envelope that makes it difficult to penetrate with our current instruments.

I made the effort to investigate and found in the Wikipedia article on Betelgeuse what astronomers believe to have found out:

Beteigeuzes “Pol”?

In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope's Faint Object Camera captured an ultraviolet image with a resolution superior to that obtained by ground-based interferometers—the first conventional-telescope image (or “direct-image” in NASA terminology) of the disk of another star.[29] Because ultraviolet light is absorbed by the earth's atmosphere, observations at these wavelengths are best performed by space telescopes.[42] Like earlier pictures, this image contained a bright patch indicating a region in the southwestern quadrant 2,000 K hotter than the stellar surface.[43] Subsequent ultraviolet spectra taken with the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph suggested that the hot spot was one of Betelgeuse's poles of rotation. This would give the rotational axis an inclination of about 20° to the direction of Earth, and a position angle from celestial North of about 55°.[44]

They carefully express themselves in the subjunctive mood. Wikipedia defines the subjunctive mood as follows: “Subjunctive forms of verbs are typically used to express various states of unreality such as wish, emotion, possibility, judgment, opinion, necessity, or action that has not yet occurred.” Therefore, this is nothing more than a hypothesis or pure assumption.

This leads other “scientists” to blow into the sedative horn even stronger:

Mögliche Rotationsachse von Beteigeuze

Luckily, this has already been done for us (see, for example Uitenbroek et al. 1998). These measurements are hard to do since the star is only a few pixels wide, but it appears as though the rotation axis is inclined to the line-of-sight by about 20 degrees (see figure at right). That means this would require a beam with at least a 20 degree radius to hit the earth. This appears to be outside the typical ranges observed. So even if Betelgeuse were to explode in a gamma-ray burst, the beam would miss Earth and hit some dumb other planet nobody cares about.

The author now draws “safe” conclusions from the “apparent” observations:

Alright, so the moral of the story is that Betelgeuse is completely harmless to people on Earth. When it does explode, it will be a brilliant supernova that would likely be visible at least a little bit during the day. It will be the coolest thing that anyone alive (if there are people...) will ever see. Sadly, this explosion could take place at just about any time during the next million years. [the author is grossly exaggerating; everyone else is saying about 1,000 to 100,000 years] Assuming a uniform distribution over this time period and a human lifetime of order 100 years, there is something like a 1 in 10,000 chance you'll see this in your life.

Feel free to hope for a spectacular astronomical sight, but don't lose sleep worrying about being hurt by Betelgeuse!

I don’t know how well the blog author “Corky” sleeps today after a scientific press release of 26 April 2013, which shows the exact opposite of the very blurry image of Betelgeuse (a few pixels wide) that was made in 1998. Compare for yourself where the hotspots presently are:


Mysterious hot spots observed in a cool red supergiant

Astronomers have released a new image of the outer atmosphere of Betelgeuse – one of the nearest red supergiants to Earth – revealing the detailed structure of the matter being thrown off the star.

The new image, taken by the e-MERLIN radio telescope array operated from the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, also shows regions of surprisingly hot gas in the star’s outer atmosphere and a cooler arc of gas weighing almost as much as the earth…

The new e-MERLIN image of Betelgeuse…reveals two hot spots within the outer atmosphere and a faint arc of cool gas even farther out beyond the radio surface of the star…

Lead author Dr Anita Richards, from The University of Manchester, said that it was not yet clear why the hot spots are so hot. She said: “One possibility is that shock waves, caused either by the star pulsating or by convection in its outer layers, are compressing and heating the gas. Another is that the outer atmosphere is patchy and we are seeing through to hotter regions within. The arc of cool gas is thought to be the result of a period of increased mass loss from the star at some point in the last century but its relationship to structures like the hot spots, which lie much closer in, within the star’s outer atmosphere, is unknown.

The mechanism by which supergiant stars like Betelgeuse lose matter into space is not well understood despite its key role in the lifecycle of matter, enriching the interstellar material from which future stars and planets will form. Detailed high-resolution studies of the regions around massive stars like the ones presented here are essential to improving our understanding…

Future observations planned with e-MERLIN and other arrays, including ALMA and VLA, will test whether the hotspots vary in concert due to pulsation, or show more complex variability due to convection. If it is possible to measure a rotation speed this will identify in which layer of the star they originate.

Dear friends and brethren, if it is true that we see through the gas layer of the outer atmosphere of Betelgeuse into deeper regions of the star and see the hotspots, then we are looking directly into the region of the star where the gases disappear... this is the beginning of a supernova explosion. Its beginning can take several months or years; its end could take only a few seconds...

Do you see where the hotspots are? In one of the photos provided in the article, the scientists have facilitated my work by overlaying the concentric orbits of the layers of Betelgeuse, so we can see where the center of the red supergiant is:


The center of the supergiant Betelgeuse is exactly in the middle of the two hotspots. Do you understand what it means when we can see through the gas atmosphere to the underlying layers of the star? Did you take a careful look at the supernova explosions in the video? If not, watch it again!

We stare directly down the muzzle of God's most powerful weapon, or—what I like better—directly into the wound of the right hand of Jesus, from where a powerful beam will burst forth...

And his brightness was as the light; he had horns [Strong's: a ray (of light)] coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. (Habakkuk 3:4)

The verse not only says that a destructive force will come out of the wound in Jesus' hand in the form of a beam to destroy God's enemies (see next verse), but also gives the exact scientific definition of gamma rays:

Gamma radiation, also known as gamma rays, and denoted by the Greek letter γ, refers to electromagnetic radiation of high frequency and therefore high energy per photon.

In truth, photon energy levels in gamma rays span an unimaginable range, and photons are the particles that constitute LIGHT.

And his brightness was as the light…

Now you have a decision to make. You can believe what the scientists say and calm yourself to sleep with the blue pill, or swallow the second red pill and listen to what God has to say to all this in the third part. He will be the One speaking in the next article, and we must listen to what He says through the Bible and the modern prophets. It will finally give us the terrible certainty not only that the final rapid movements have already begun, but also that the coming of Jesus Christ will be accompanied by the brightest event in the universe: a gamma-ray burst from His own right hand. Then there will be only one question remaining to be answered:

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

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