The Last Countdown

It’s possible that this could be our last series of articles, either before entering an earth-shaking event, or before we have to take our ministry out of operation.

Of course, we know that more than 99% of Adventists would be cheering and scoffing in the latter case. Instead, they should be very sad. According to their name, “Adventists” are waiting for the return of the Lord, but this would again be relegated to an indefinite time—then Orion would not have confirmed the true church of God, showing its fundamental beliefs, and the High Sabbath List beginning in 1841, would not have shown its seven periods of purification, through which God has meticulously prepared the church to be able to give the loud cry. Then in 1888, God would have withdrawn to a corner of the universe, sad and sulking, because the light of the fourth angel, whom we identified as the Holy Spirit, had already been rejected at that time. The 120 years of wandering through the spiritual desert would not have ended in 2010 for the Adventist Church, and perhaps we would still have a few hundred years to wait for the return. Anyhow, most Adventists want that time to be unknown, and they use some quotes of Ellen G. White to support their opinion. Accordingly, we would have to live until the last week before the return without knowing the time, and even if the Sunday law were here, no one would know if our suffering would last a week, a month, a year, a decade, a century, or even a millennium. History would not repeat, and every time prophecy of the Revelation would have been given solely for the erroneous first midnight cry so that the disappointment would be so great, that no one would ever believe in any time setting after 1844.

In reality, it was reasonable for God to instruct that no time should be set from 1844 until the complete light of the fourth angel would be given, because we would not have made good use of it. For example, if we already knew 120 years ago, that Jesus was coming so late, how many Adventists would have truly repented, believed the message and changed their lives? Every day, they should have been prepared for the last day events to begin and especially after the rejection of the fourth angel’s message in 1888. Despite their obstinacy, God gave the already-worn-out Advent people another period of 3 times 40 years to wander in the wilderness after 1890.

Nevertheless, the Adventist Church made poor use of the extra time of the 120 years granted by God. It has further corrupted itself and repeated the mistakes of other churches. But it is even worse! It was the bearer of the great light that was given to the end-time church, but it did not let its light shine—a condition that the Spirit of Prophecy repeatedly expressed with great concern. Instead, the Star of Islam is now rising over the church, and our “God” is considered pagan in the sermons of the top 25 leaders of the Adventist Church, while our common ancestor Abraham is emphasized as the root that connects us with Islam and the Jews. So the Adventist Church followed to the letter, what was prescribed by the papal brainwashing program of the Vatican, which the UN gave her in 2000. Total ecumenism, total apostasy!

No, dear Walter Veith, I do not agree with you that we must remain in this church to go through to the end. The end of the Adventist Church as an organization has already been established by divine command. Read The Vessel of Time and use your knowledge of genetics to understand what the stop codon means, which in Adventist History, corresponds to the years 1861-1863. And in God’s genetic design, we even find a “double stop” to show that the end of the world’s history has really been reached.

The HSL did not begin in 1861-1863, when the organization was founded. Jesus sees the full development of the true church of God as a continuous time line from 1841-2015 which is divided into seven stages. This demonstrates very clearly how the quotes of Ellen G. White that “the church would go through to the end” are to be understood. The true Adventists have always been those who accepted the teachings and lived up to the light that the church was given. Many are no longer able to bear the total apostasy of the brethren around them, because sin is contagious and they themselves run the risk of being infected if they remain in their congregations. Pray for the brothers and sisters who, by their loyalty to God, have become the loneliest people on this earth—without the support of their converted family members or congregations—for their convictions, which urge obedience to the commandments and statutes. It is a shame to ignore them just because you would like to stay on the payroll of the General Conference.

A Lightning StormThis last series of articles is specifically addressed to the great influential leaders within the Adventist Church, who should shine like stars and should have gladly accepted the new light that has been given here for more than two difficult years. There are names like Doug Batchelor, who sold himself and his organization to the GC, and David Gates, who worked in a marvelous way in his field, but then also succumbed to the pressure of the masses and the donations.

In the list of those who reject the light, we must include names that I’ve even revered, such as Gerhard Pfandl, who, with his “Statement on the Orion Message” as the “mouthpiece of the BRI” issued such a self-indictment that my time was too valuable to even answer such a poorly researched, superficial scribbling, and biased opinion of this “scholar.” He even admitted in the beginning that he did not bother to read my explanatory articles on the PowerPoint presentation. Why then should I waste my time to reply to a letter that was not even addressed to me? It was forwarded to me by friends, months after it had been widely distributed in the Church. This is how our brethren accuse a brother without giving him a chance to defend himself, contrary to biblical principles. However, I am grateful that I finally know directly out of the mouth of the “BRI” what exactly happened in 1936 in the Church, and that Orion is ticking even more accurately than I thought. The new version of the Orion study incorporates the Statement of the BRI and has become even more conclusive than ever.

Among the great lights that are going out are influential pastors like Hugo Gambetta, who is very much admired, particularly in South America. He does not respond to communications addressed to him personally, putting him on the same level as Doug Batchelor, who is hiding behind Eugene Prewitt to avoid being harassed by “lunatics” and “heretics” like John Scotram. Dear Hugo Gambetta, please read Full Moon at Gethsemane again to finally understand that Jesus did not die at the time of the slaughter of the Passover lamb, as you say in many sermons on YouTube, even directly quoting the passages from Ellen G. White’s works that explain that He died at the time of the daily sacrifice. You could learn from her many important lessons for your “type” research, as could other leaders who also quote from her without complete understanding.

Among them are prominent end-time speakers like Olaf Schröer and Nicola Taubert of Amazing Discoveries, who have at least glanced over the message once, but consider the light to be dangerous. In so doing, they fulfill the following prophecy of Ellen G. White:

There is to be in the churches a wonderful manifestation of the power of God, but it will not move upon those who have not humbled themselves before the Lord, and opened the door of the heart by confession and repentance. In the manifestation of that power which lightens the earth with the glory of God [the light of the fourth angel of Revelation 18], they will see only something which in their blindness they think dangerous, something which will arouse their fears, and they will brace themselves to resist it. Because the Lord does not work according to their ideas and expectations, they will oppose the work. “Why,” they say, “should not we know the Spirit of God, when we have been in the work so many years?”—Because they did not respond to the warnings, the entreaties of the messages of God, but persistently said, “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.” Talent, long experience, will not make men channels of light, unless they place themselves under the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness, and are called, and chosen, and prepared by the endowment of the Holy Spirit. When men who handle sacred things will humble themselves under the mighty hand of God, the Lord will lift them up. He will make them men of discernment—men rich in the grace of his Spirit. Their strong, selfish traits of character, their stubbornness, will be seen in the light shining from the Light of the world. “I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” If you seek the Lord with all your heart, he will be found of you.

The end is near! We have not a moment to lose! Light is to shine forth from God’s people in clear, distinct rays, bringing Jesus before the churches and before the world. Our work is not to be restricted to those who already know the truth; our field is the world. The instrumentalities to be used are those souls who gladly receive the light of truth which God communicates to them. These are God’s agencies for communicating the knowledge of truth to the world. If through the grace of Christ his people will become new bottles, he will fill them with the new wine. God will give additional light, and old truths will be recovered, and replaced in the frame-work of truth; and wherever the laborers go, they will triumph. As Christ’s ambassadors, they are to search the Scriptures, to seek for the truths that have been hidden beneath the rubbish of error. And every ray of light received is to be communicated to others. One interest will prevail, one subject will swallow up every other,—Christ our righteousness. {RH December 23, 1890, Art. B, par. 18–19}

Why do these “leaders,” who have a huge influence on the Advent flock, not listen to the warnings of God’s messenger that were given specifically for this time of the new light of the fourth angel?

Many of those to whom the people look for instruction are not leading their flocks to the pure water of life. If by reading the Word one is awakened to search for truth, if by seeking to know what the Scriptures teach, he shows that he would become a wise householder, he is charged with doing great mischief. He sees the truth, not as the ministers have declared it, but as Christ has presented it in the Old and New Testaments, and as a faithful steward he tells those around him; for he would have them share with him the message of grace. But how is he treated by the religious teachers?—Just as Christ was treated by the Jewish leaders. He is held up to ridicule. The ministers denounce him from the pulpit, declaring that he is causing division in the churches. Eternal interests are at stake, but those who ought to receive the light with rejoicing, fight against the Word of God as dangerous. They do not say to those they think are misled: “Come, let us examine this subject together. If you have received light, give it to us; for we need every ray of light that is shining from the Word of God. Our souls will be imperiled if we entertain and teach error.” {ST March 1, 1899, par. 5}

They really should take to heart the following advice from the Spirit of Prophecy:

To Listen With Candor

When asked to hear the reasons of a doctrine that you do not understand, do not condemn the message until you have given it a thorough investigation, and know from the word of God that it is not tenable. If I had an opportunity, I would speak to the students of every Sabbath school in the land, lifting up my voice in earnest appeal that they go to the word of God, seeking for truth and light. God has precious light to come to His people at this very time, and you should strive earnestly in your investigations to aim at nothing less than a thorough knowledge of every point of truth, that you may not be found in the day of God among those who have not lived by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

The momentous issues at stake through neglect of the word of God should be carefully considered. The study of the Bible is worthy of the best mental effort, the most sanctified ability. When new light is presented to the church, it is perilous to shut yourselves away from it. Refusing to hear because you are prejudiced against the message to the messenger will not make your case excusable before God. To condemn that which you have not heard and do not understand will not exalt your wisdom in the eyes of those who are candid in their investigations of truth. And to speak with contempt of those whom God has sent with a message of truth, is folly and madness. If our youth are seeking to educate themselves to be workers in His cause, they should learn the way of the Lord, and live by every word that proceedeth out of His mouth. They are not to make up their minds that the whole truth has been unfolded, and that the Infinite One has no more light for His people. If they entrench themselves in the belief that the whole truth has been revealed, they will be in danger of discarding precious jewels of truth that shall be discovered as men turn their attention to the searching of the rich mine of God’s word. {CSW 31.2–32.1}

The following description fits those leaders:

Our numbers are increasing, our facilities are enlarging, and all this calls for union among the workers, for entire consecration and thorough devotion to the cause of God. There is no place in the work of God for half-hearted workers, for those who are neither cold nor hot. Jesus says, “I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Among those who are half-hearted are the class who pride themselves on their great caution in receiving “new light,” as they term it. But their failure to receive the light is caused by their spiritual blindness; for they cannot discern the ways and works of God. Those who array themselves against the precious light of heaven, will accept messages that God has not sent, and will thus become dangerous to the cause of God; for they will set up false standards.

There are men in our cause who might be of great use if they would but learn of Christ, and go on from light to greater light; but because they will not, they are positive hindrances, forever questioning, wasting precious time in argument, and contributing nothing to the spiritual elevation of the church. They misdirect minds, and lead men to accept perilous suggestions. They cannot see afar off; they cannot discern the conclusion of the matter. Their moral force is squandered upon trifles; for they view an atom as a world, and a world as an atom. {RH December 6, 1892, par. 5–6}

And unfortunately it has always been like this:

The same trials have been experienced by men of God in ages past. Wycliffe, Huss, Luther, Tyndale, Baxter, Wesley, urged that all doctrines be brought to the test of the Bible and declared that they would renounce everything which it condemned. Against these men persecution raged with relentless fury; yet they ceased not to declare the truth. Different periods in the history of the church have each been marked by the development of some special truth, adapted to the necessities of God’s people at that time. Every new truth has made its way against hatred and opposition; those who were blessed with its light were tempted and tried. The Lord gives a special truth for the people in an emergency. Who dare refuse to publish it? He commands His servants to present the last invitation of mercy to the world. They cannot remain silent, except at the peril of their souls. Christ’s ambassadors have nothing to do with consequences. They must perform their duty and leave results with God. {GC 609.1}

And this is the consequence to the leaders for their constant refusal of the new light from Orion and the Vessel of Time:

Defections Among Church Leaders

Many a star that we have admired for its brilliance will then go out in darkness.—Prophets and Kings, 188 (c. 1914).

Men whom He has greatly honored will, in the closing scenes of this earth’s history, pattern after ancient Israel.... A departure from the great principles Christ has laid down in His teachings, a working out of human projects, using the Scriptures to justify a wrong course of action under the perverse working of Lucifer, will confirm men in misunderstanding, and the truth that they need to keep them from wrong practices will leak out of the soul like water from a leaky vessel.—Manuscript Releases 13:379, 381 (1904).

Many will show that they are not one with Christ, that they are not dead to the world, that they may live with Him; and frequent will be the apostasies of men who have occupied responsible positions.—The Review and Herald, September 11, 1888. {LDE 178.3–179.1}

Let us read now what makes it so difficult for the leaders to follow God’s call and hear God’s voice from Orion:

A company was presented before me in contrast to the one described. They were waiting and watching. Their eyes were directed heavenward, and the words of their Master were upon their lips: “What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.” “Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping.” The Lord intimates a delay before the morning finally dawns. But He would not have them give way to weariness, nor relax their earnest watchfulness, because the morning does not open upon them as soon as they expected. The waiting ones were represented to me as looking upward. They were encouraging one another by repeating these words: “The first and second watches are past. We are in the third watch, waiting and watching for the Master’s return. There remains but a little period of watching now.” I saw some becoming weary; their eyes were directed downward, and they were engrossed with earthly things, and were unfaithful in watching. They were saying: “In the first watch we expected our Master, but were disappointed. We thought surely He would come in the second watch, but that passed, and He came not. We may be again disappointed. We need not be so particular. He may not come in the following watch. We are in the third watch, and now we think it best to lay up our treasure on the earth, that we may be secure against want.” Many were sleeping, stupefied with the cares of this life and allured by the deceitfulness of riches from their waiting, watching position.

Angels were represented to me as looking on with intense interest to mark the appearance of the weary yet faithful watchers, lest they be too sorely tried, and sink under the toil and hardships made doubly severe because their brethren had been diverted from their watch, and become drunk with worldly cares and beguiled by worldly prosperity. These heavenly angels grieved that those who were once watching should, by their indolence and unfaithfulness, increase the trial and burdens of those who were earnestly and perseveringly endeavoring to maintain their waiting, watching position.

I saw that it was impossible to have the affections and interests engrossed in worldly cares, to be increasing earthly possessions, and yet be in a waiting, watching position, as our Saviour has commanded. Said the angel: “They can secure but one world. In order to acquire the heavenly treasure, they must sacrifice the earthly. They cannot have both worlds.” I saw how necessary a continuance of faithfulness in watching was in order to escape the delusive snares of Satan. He leads those who should be waiting and watching, to take an advance step toward the world; they have no intention of going further, but that one step removed them that much further from Jesus, and made it easier to take the next; and thus step after step is taken toward the world, until all the difference between them and the world is a profession, a name only. They have lost their peculiar, holy character, and there is nothing except their profession to distinguish them from the lovers of the world around them.

I saw that watch after watch was in the past. Because of this, should there be a lack of vigilance? Oh, no! There is the greater necessity of unceasing watchfulness, for now the moments are fewer than before the passing of the first watch. Now the period of waiting is necessarily shorter than at first. If we watched with unabated vigilance then, how much more need of double watchfulness in the second watch. The passing of the second watch has brought us to the third, and now it is inexcusable to abate our watchfulness. The third watch calls for threefold earnestness. To become impatient now would be to lose all our earnest, persevering watching heretofore. The long night of gloom is trying; but the morning is deferred in mercy, because if the Master should come, so many would be found unready. God’s unwillingness to have His people perish has been the reason for so long delay. But the coming of the morning to the faithful, and of the night to the unfaithful, is right upon us. By waiting and watching, God’s people are to manifest their peculiar character, their separation from the world. By our watching position we are to show that we are truly strangers and pilgrims upon the earth. The difference between those who love the world and those who love Christ is so plain as to be unmistakable. While worldlings are all earnestness and ambition to secure earthly treasure, God’s people are not conformed to the world, but show by their earnest, watching, waiting position that they are transformed; that their home is not in this world, but that they are seeking a better country, even a heavenly.

I hope, my dear brethren and sisters, that you will not pass your eye over these words without thoroughly considering their import. As the men of Galilee stood looking steadfastly toward heaven, to catch, if possible, a glimpse of their ascending Saviour, two men in white apparel, heavenly angels commissioned to comfort them for the loss of the presence of their Saviour, stood by them and inquired: “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.”

God designs that His people shall fix their eyes heavenward, looking for the glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. While the attention of worldlings is turned to various enterprises, ours should be to the heavens; our faith should reach further and further into the glorious mysteries of the heavenly treasure, drawing the precious, divine rays of light from the heavenly sanctuary to shine in our hearts, as they shine upon the face of Jesus. The scoffers mock the waiting, watching ones, and inquire: “Where is the promise of His coming? You have been disappointed. Engage now with us, and you will prosper in worldly things. Get gain, get money, and be honored of the world.” The waiting ones look upward and answer: “We are watching.” And by turning from earthly pleasure and worldly fame, and from the deceitfulness of riches, they show themselves to be in that position. By watching they become strong; they overcome sloth and selfishness and love of ease. Affliction’s fire kindles upon them, and the waiting time seems long. They sometimes grieve, and faith falters; but they rally again, overcome their fears and doubts, and while their eyes are directed heavenward, say to their adversaries: “I am watching, I am waiting the return of my Lord. I will glory in tribulation, in affliction, in necessities.”

The desire of our Lord is that we should be watching, so that when He cometh and knocketh we may open to Him immediately. A blessing is pronounced upon those servants whom He finds watching. “He shall gird Himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.” Who among us in these last days will be thus specially honored by the Master of assemblies? Are we prepared without delay to open to Him immediately and welcome Him in? Watch, watch, watch. Nearly all have ceased their watching and waiting; we are not ready to open to Him immediately. The love of the world has so occupied our thoughts that our eyes are not turned upward, but downward to the earth. We are hurrying about, engaging with zeal and earnestness in different enterprises, but God is forgotten, and 196 the heavenly treasure is not valued. We are not in a waiting, watching position. The love of the world and the deceitfulness of riches eclipse our faith, and we do not long for, and love, the appearing of our Saviour. We try too hard to take care of self ourselves. We are uneasy and greatly lack a firm trust in God. Many worry and work, contrive and plan, fearing they may suffer need. They cannot afford time to pray or to attend religious meetings and, in their care for themselves, leave no chance for God to care for them. And the Lord does not do much for them, for they give Him no opportunity. They do too much for themselves, and believe and trust in God too little.

The love of the world has a terrible hold upon the people whom the Lord has commanded to watch and pray always, lest coming suddenly He find them sleeping. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”

I have been shown that God’s people who profess to believe present truth are not in a waiting, watching position. They are increasing in riches and are laying up their treasures upon the earth. They are becoming rich in worldly things, but not rich toward God. They do not believe in the shortness of time; they do not believe that the end of all things is at hand, that Christ is at the door. They may profess much faith; but they deceive their own souls, for they will act out all the faith that they really possess. Their works show the character of their faith and testify to those around them that the coming of Christ is not to be in this generation. According to their faith will be their works. Their preparations are being made to remain in this world. They are adding house to house, and land to land, and are citizens of this world. {2T 192.1–196.2}

In God’s cause, our leaders do not act like God’s leaders, but as Satan’s lightning arresters, which discharge the light that should hit the Adventist Church, so that it goes unnoticed, when it should have fully enlightened it. The light that shines down to us in bright rays from Orion, framing the throne of God, they use to make fun of God and to throw His warnings to the wind. Instead of investigating the light, they reject the message and the messenger. In over two years, NOT ONE biblically sound argument has been presented to me that could refute the Orion message. They are just full of hot air, and it begs the question why these folks do not accept the light, instead of declaring it to be unbiblical without showing any errors.

I’ve already dealt in detail with all the anti-time-setting quotes of Ellen G. White in my articles, and I’ve explained why Ellen G. White had to think and write like this. I also showed what the Bible says in this regard. Yes, there was a time after 1844 during which no time should be set, but it is now high time that the many unfulfilled time prophecies of Daniel 12 and Revelation must be fulfilled, because God has not written anything in the Bible that has no purpose.

I was accused of having not used any hermeneutics. Should I? Shouldn’t the leaders who have studied theology and rejected the message, tell me “hermeneutically” why they do so? Do I, a theological “redneck,” need to explain to the educated doctors of this field what their tools should be? They don’t answer because their hermeneutics don’t have an explanation for why Orion occurs three times in the Bible and occupies such a very special place in the Book of Books.

Therefore, in this last series of articles before the great disaster, I address those leaders of the church, who still have a spark of loyalty to the Lord in their hearts and are ready to repent, so that they will be able to understand the scope of the light that I will give here analytically and theologically, and prepare it in a way that it will be palatable for Adventists who still just need milk. This light cannot be confirmed or refuted with the Bible directly, but it will be a light that is based on existing Adventist light and just adds to it. The framework of thought has been presented during the Advent history by other highly-respected Adventist theologians, but I followed it to its logical conclusion. And I know that these are not just my own thoughts, but they were inspired by the Holy Spirit at this specific point in the history of the world.

Before I give the word on the subject to my Brother Robert, who examined this “new” light for months in our study group, I have to interpret my dream for you, which I had exactly on the 167th anniversary of the beginning of the investigative judgment in heaven...

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