I wrote a post on Monday,
December 08, 2014. The title was, The Seven
Trumpets and The Investigative Judgment. It was a brief overview of my recent
book. I had hoped the book would come out soon after that blog post. I
submitted the manuscript a couple days before Christmas 2014, but it took
another two years before the book was truly ready for publishing. Each time I
looked at it after submission I could not publish it like it was. So, after
much editing and moving whole paragraphs and sections of chapters around (and
continued extra costs), the book came out a couple of weeks ago.
So I want to give another
brief overview in case anyone out there might want to read the book. It is in
print now, and soon will come out in e-book form.
So, without further adieu…
Revelation chapter 4 through
11 form the core storyline of the book of Revelation. The chapters that follow
chapter 11 are brought in to expand and to add more details. The seals and
trumpets are not optional to understand Revelation, they form the vital center
of the last book of the Bible.
Chapter 1: Revelation chapter
The throne of God before sin
began. The praises to God concern creation only, and no mention is made of a
Chapter 2: Revelation chapter
Sudden change in the angelic atmosphere
of heaven. It’s the same picture of the throne of God, except God has a book
(scroll) sealed up so tightly that only the crucifixion of Christ could open
it. This book is the great controversy, the accusations against God and the
issues over God’s Law. God is on trial. Has He been the proper leader? Has His
government offered the best for the greatest happiness of the kingdom.
Chapter 3: Revelation chapter
The Lamb takes the seals off
of the book, one at a time. Before the 7th seal is removed we see a scene of
Christ’s second coming. This was not the actual return of Christ—it was the global
Advent movement of the 1830s and early ‘40s. But, the people were not ready for
His coming. Before He can return, His people must be sealed. The sealing will
be the necessary preparation for the day of His visitation of judgments.
Chapter 4: Revelation chapter
This chapter introduces the
sealing. That is such a major issue that it puts unsealing the sealed book
pageant on pause to explain who will stand when the Lamb comes and who will run
in abject fear. The answer is: Whoever gets the seal in the conscience will go
with Jesus and leave this doomed world. And this chapter gives the first
picture of how happily the great controversy will end.
Chapter 5: Revelation chapter
After the chapter 7
intermission, we need to come back to where we were when the 6th seal closed.
So, the Lamb removes the 7th seal. The sanctuary scene that follows is
connected with the 7th seal. Since the 6th seal ended and the seal of God is
shown ascending from the east in 1844, then, chapter 8 picks up after the
foretaste of all the happy celebration throughout eternity. Silence divides the
chapter 7 intermission from the sanctuary scene; it separates the previous rejoicing
at the end of the controversy from the solemn events to follow in order to set
up a new mindset in the reader. It is a reminder that our celebration is
promised, but not yet ours to have. We are the church militant that must first
endure the rigors of the trumpet dangers yet to come. Through a special
dispensation of faith by an abundant gift of His Spirit, Jesus gives us a way
of escape in the Latter Rain, so that we are able to endure the great time of
The Angel High Priest is in
the Holy Place, ready to enter the Most Holy. But, first He casts His censer to
the earth and the 1st trumpet blows. We can say that the 1st trumpet is
connected with the previous sanctuary scene because the contents of the censer
and His blood are what fall from the sky onto the earth during the 1st trumpet.
The contents damage “the third part” of the trees and all the fields of grain.
This signified God’s overthrow of the denominations and the worst of the
Protestants, which rejected the plain truth of the blessed hope of Jesus’
return. The Bible often compares people to trees and grain.
The 2nd trumpet blew and Mt.
Sinai is quenched showing the churches’ abrogating the Law of God. Now most of
the Protestants had no protection from Satan’s spells.
So, the 3rd trumpet blew and
Satan is seen poisoning their hearts and minds, their whole way of viewing this
world and the providences of God. Faith, true, genuine faith is gone from every
American who remained in the new lawless Protestantism. Now that God is
fictionalized by their rejection of His Law, this world is all that most of
them can live for.
The 4th trumpet blew and the
Sunday churches went totally dark spiritually, as institutions. But, the door
of heaven was still open to them individually. Scriptures show that the darkened
spheres of light symbolize that the Bible is no longer understood by
Protestantism, and its central importance is lost. Now that Protestant America
has lost its only resource for a spiritual compass in God’s word, an angel
flies alarming the world of the three woes that come with the last three
Chapter 6: Revelation chapter
The 5th trumpet blew. God
looses Satan to ransack Protestantism and bring it and the world it that has
blessed into subjection to the powers of hell. Every Protestant not being
sealed, especially in Protestant America, is tormented with the same vexation
of spirit that Solomon and King Saul experienced when they apostatized from the
Lord. Moses forewarned of this for the whole nation in his curses of Leviticus
26 and Deuteronomy 28, 29. Specifically, Deuteronomy 29:18-22 speaks to this
5th trumpet, as does Revelation 14:9-11. In fact, the 3rd angel’s message is
all about the 5th and 6th trumpet plagues; the components of those two trumpets
make up the message of the 3rd angel of Revelation 14—the torment and
desolation of soul that comes from not getting to know Jesus and not taking God
seriously, preparing for His judgment and final return.
The ancient false religion
that caused such havoc to Israel was Baal worship. But, Baal worship was simply
one face of thousands of false religions around the ancient and modern world,
all spawned from Babylon. It is a religion that dares to approach God with the
worshipers’ own contrived repentance and holiness. The modern counterpart of
this is Spiritual Formation. In Spiritual Formation the reproofs of the Law,
which bring us to need a Savior from sin, are set aside. Before Christ can be a
Savior, He must be a Prince who wields His glittering sword. God will have it
no other way. But, Satan, stepping in between God and His people, offers a more
comfortable redemption, without the messy humbling which God requires. By peace
and flattery he has destroyed many from the days of Cain, and now he is doing
the same in the Advent movement. We are repeating the history of Israel at
Baal-peor, and many Adventists are falling for it, including many of our
leaders. This is the message of the 3rd angel and it speaks of the 5th and 6th
The language of the 3rd angel’s
message comes from the 5th and 6th trumpets—another reason to believe that the
trumpets happen during the heaven-ordained Advent movement and investigative
judgment that precede the antitypical Day of atonement.
It only makes sense that all
the trumpets should blow during the Advent movement, since the typical feast of
trumpets was connected with the cleansing of the earthly sanctuary. There is a
time period with the 5th trumpet—5 prophetic months, 150 years. I realize Ellen
White made it seem to say that there would be no more time prophecies after
1844. I believe she only communicated what Jesus wanted her to give us at the
time. If we had known we would be here for 150 years we would have apostatized
into pagan celebration a long time ago.
One thing is very clear,
Revelation 9:4 (the 5th trumpet) and 7:3 (1844) are unarguably speaking of the
same thing—the seal of God in the forehead. So, my conclusion is that Revelation
7:3 introduces the sealing, and 9:4 explains how it is received. Sr. White
wrote volumes on every other subject, while she wrote almost nothing about the
trumpets, because Jesus gave her no light on the trumpets. The time must wait
until the prophecy was over before its meaning would come to light. That time
has arrived. I believe that the 5th trumpet began as we were hammering out our
fundamental beliefs in the Sabbath conferences. In 1849, the California Gold Rush
altered the face of Protestant America. In 1999, 150 years later, another gold
rush occurred—the stock market gold rush of the late 90’s. These two events are
the bookends for the 5th trumpet.
In between those years
technology exponentially developed and drew the world-loving Protestant
multitudes permanently away from God and His Law. And that separation has
tormented them like Jesus was on the cross because His Father had left Him.
During those 5 prophetic months, the Spirit of God had been leaving Protestant
America and Satan had been moving in to fill the void. Largely through the earthly
agencies of Rome and her Jesuit masters of deception temptations have stolen all
the freedom and happiness that the original Reformers gave Protestant
Americans. The Jesuits and the Vatican are the locusts of the 5th trumpet (they
are called “the beast” in Revelation 11). Satan, propelling them across the
land, is the black smoke.
The 6th trumpet blew. Now
that Americans have departed from God and lived on His promised land of refuge
without a single thought of Him, He allows for their complete possession by the
god they love so much. As the 10 tribes of Israel lived for Baal for 200 years
until the Lord vomited them out of His land, so is He doing to Protestantism
today. Soon, and very soon, Protestantism’s old enemy of the Dark Ages will
have conquered this nation by filling the leading offices of their CIA, FBI,
NSA, FDA, FEMA, AMA, Jesuit controlled media, Federal Reserve banking system,
and three branches of the U.S. Government. I won’t be surprised if the Vatican initiates
the official desolation of free America as Protestantism is ended. By a united,
official declaration and documentation, the union of church and state will happens
at Protestantism’s 500 anniversary— Halloween 2017.
In the 6th trumpet, the
locusts can do what they were forbidden to do during the 5th trumpet, that is,
“kill” the soul. All of their torment until 1999 came from the work of
separating the people from the one true God of their Reformation fathers. Now
that the denominations are fully separated from the God of the Bible, they
commit the unpardonable sin and become a persecuting nation. This explains the
unjust destruction of Muslims based on the phony premise that Islamists caused
the black flag operation of 9/11. All the evidence of 9/11 points to specially
placed and protected individuals within American government agencies, who choreographed
9/11 under the purview of Rome. (Dan. 8:12).
9/11 has set the stage for
the coming tribulation of all nations. We are in the very end of time. God has
just about finished His scattering of the power of the holy people (Dan. 12:7).
When the 7th trumpet will
blow, the 3rd woe will mean total world domination by Satan and his filling
every heart with his mean anger. Then, the few who took God and His Law and His
redemption seriously will stand out from the demon-controlled crowds. Everyone
who played off the Spirit of Prophecy as unneeded during the 5th and 6th
trumpets God will require it of them in the 7th trumpet.
Chapter 7: Revelation chapter
This chapter begins to show
glory at the end of the long, dark, distressing tunnel. It opens during the unconscionable
desolations by the conscienceless world of the 6th trumpet. Christ is seen
clothed with a cloud of incense and glory. The little sealed book (scroll) which
He took from His Father in Revelation chapter 5 is now opened after the
trumpets have done their work of scattering the power of faith in His
Protestant people (which includes the SDAs, as seen in Revelation 11). Christ
roars like a lion because His forbearing work as Lamb is finished and it’s time
to judge the world, and to end the controversy. With infinite thunder, God
agrees with His Son.
So, He swears by His Father
that the delay of the 6th seal is completed—the sealing is almost finished—and
He can finally come in power and glory. But, first He will give humanity one
last opportunity to be saved, as He gave the antediluvian world. He commands
John to eat the book of the great controversy and to “prophesy again.” But, if
we use scripture to interpret scripture, then this is not speaking of the
Millerite Great Disappointment of 1844; it is speaking of an event within the
final chapter of the seal/trumpet chronology.
When do we see any
prophesying taking place since Revelation chapter 4? We don’t see any up to
Revelation chapter 10. But, we do see it in the next chapter, almost
immediately following the command in chapter 10 to prophesy again. We see it in
Revelation chapter 11.
Chapter 8: Revelation chapter
This chapter ends the
seal/trumpet story that is the core of Revelation. The chapter introduces its
intent to judge the church by John being given a measuring rod. The church is
found guilty of apostasy, except for a very small remnant that defends the
truth “in the days of their prophecy” (Rev. 11:6). That very small remnant
sweeps through 2,000 years to include the apostles, the church in the
wilderness, and the Reformation. The fire of truth shoots out of the mouths of
God’s champions and devours the enemies of His gospel. This campaign against
Satan continues successfully until 1849 when the hosts of darkness fly out of an
opened bottomless pit. Then, the Lord’s witnesses are warred against, later
overcome, and eventually cease their prophesying. This point in the lengthy
prophecy is where the Revelation 10 scene occurs. Thus, it is time to prophesy again.
Satan cannot immediately kill
the Advent movement while Ellen White lives. But, he first makes war (also seen
in Rev. 12:17), then he overcomes, and finally he kills the Advent movement. We
lay dead in the aisles of the church for a period of time that figuratively
expresses judgment on God’s people (Luke 4:25; Jas. 5:17). Then, when God has
accomplished our total humbling and all of our self-sufficiency is gone, then He
resurrects His two witnesses (a leaner Advent movement), gives them the Latter
Rain, and the earth is reaped. This ends the 2nd woe, and the 7th trumpet
blows. Total chaos rules the world and the last we see is an empty Most Holy
Place in heaven because Christ has left there to come and get His people. The
mystery of God’s character of love and fairness, as written in the little book,
is finished. His judgment is finished, and He is exonerated by His character
perfectly reflected in His children.
This ends the core of
Revelation. I hope it wasn’t too hard to follow. The rest of the book of Revelation
expands upon the main storyline of chapters 4 through 11.
I’ve heard much about
chiasms. That subject all began with the book of Revelation. I’ve looked at
charts that show the chiasms of Revelation, and it all seems good. I have yet
to analyze the way they stand up next to my view of Revelation. But, as I began
with in this blog post, I see Revelation 4 to the end of the book simply as
basically two halves of one book. First, we have the 8 chapter core that give a
bird’s eye view of the book, such as my overview does for my book. Then, the
next 11 chapters give details that must be brought in at the correct places of
the core storyline.
This method of writing the
Revelation visions seems very simple and wise. Chiasms are a little too
complicated for me. But, a simple storyline is what I can handle. Even children
can understand the simple core storyline. Of course, the symbology is a deeper
subject, and that makes the Bible a challenge for adults. But, I’m thankful
that Revelation is much more understandable than most people think because of
the way it was laid out by the Spirit of God as a simple story.
I hope you get and read the
Thank you for your interest.