Seven Thunders Unsealed

Candlestick-ordered Histories

The gospel, the covenant, and the Word of God as a whole – three brilliant lights – are not the only subjects to perfectly align with the Sanctuary candlestick’s structure. They are not the only subjects ordered by the Lamps of Fire, the Holy Spirit. Actual human histories, sacred sequences of events, are also found to beautifully coincide with the spiritual significances burning on each branch of the candlestick’s structure. 

Only the most significant events in the history of a religious movement will ever be found to correspond with the spiritual lights of the sacred candlestick. In the table of most well-known events below, there may be seen the subtle yet self-evident fact that the Messianic and Millerite religious movements are candlestick-ordered histories.

Lamps & Significance

Messianic Movement Event  

Millerite Movement Event

1st Lamp: (God/Fear God) Christ’s glory is especially revealed, and man fears.

The 69 weeks of Daniel 9:25 reach completion. Jesus, as “Messiah the Prince,” is shown to be the God’s Son at the Baptism. Mark 1:9-11

The “hour, and a day, and a month, and a year” of Revelation 9:15 reach completion. Spiritually speaking, Jesus, as the Revelation 10 Angel, takes His position and cries. Revelation 10:1-3.

2nd Lamp: (Believe/Give glory) Man reflects/honors the character of God.

Immediately after ordaining his twelve disciples, Jesus preaches at the “Sermon on the Mount” gathering. “The company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon…came to hear him.” Luke 6:17.

June 15-17, 1841, the Second General Conference of Advent believers is held in Lowell, MA. “It was a time of deep interest, and gave a new impulse to the cause.” It’s recorded address stressed the importance of holiness of heart and practical purity in correspondence with one’s glorious anticipations.

3rd Lamp: (The Gospel/God’s Judgment) Divine truth is manifested and man is tested by it.

Jesus miraculously provides food for 5000. After the miracle, the assembled multitude and the disciples are so sure of Jesus’ Messiahship that they plan to make him king by force. John 6:1-15.

The “hand of the Lord” directs the creation of the 1843 Chart. The chart is first presented to the Millerite leadership at a significant General Conference held in May, 1842. At the Conference, the leadership agree on a resolution to, from then on, proclaim with absolute assurance that the Second Coming will take place sometime between May 21, 1843 and May 21, 1844.

Central Lamp: (Worship) Christ’s glory is more intensely manifested, and man both fears and reflects/honors God with great joy.

A most wondrous view of Jesus is given Peter, James, and John on the mount of transfiguration to prepare them for their future Gethsemane and Calvary experiences. Matthew 17:1-7.

The 1843 Chart, visually presenting the First Angel’s Message, makes its debut at the first Millerite camp meeting in the U.S. held in the countryside of East Kingston, NH. Many thousands attend. Speakers plead with attendees to prepare for the end of the great prophetic periods.  They preach from a pulpit on which hangs the Chart.

4th Lamp: (God/Fear God) Christ’s glory is more intensely manifested, and man fears. The central lamp doubles as this lamp.

Same as the event above. “They fell on their face, and were sore afraid.” Matthew 17:6.

Same as the event above. In describing his experience at the East Kingston campmeeting, the famous poet and writer, J. G. Whittier wrote of how a speaker’s “description of the last day had all the terrible distinctness of Anelli’s painting of the ‘End of the World.’” What fear must have kindled in the hearts of convicted sinners listening to such a description. 

5th Lamp: (Believe/Give glory) Man again reflects/honors the character of God

Some of Jesus’ closest friends are greatly disappointed when He doesn’t come to heal His friend Lazarus. John 11:21. But Lazarus’ sickness, death, and resurrection are “for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” Verse 4. Jesus asks Mary, “Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?” Verse 40.

The first Disappointment occurs when Jesus doesn’t come by March 21, 1844 (the end of the year 1843 according to the Rabbinical reckoning). The Millerites enter the “tarrying time.” Habakkuk 2:4 encourages them; “the just shall live by his faith.”

6th Lamp: (The Gospel/God’s Judgment) Divine truth is further manifested and man is tested by it.

Jesus puts an end to the earthly sanctuary ministry as He, the Lamb of God, lays down His life. To say that His disciples are disappointed at this time is a gross understatement. 

Jesus rises up from his throne in the Holy Place of Heaven’s Sanctuary, ceasing His ministry there. This takes place on October 22, 1844. With the passing of the day, the Millerites are greatly disappointed. 

Central Lamp: (Worship) Christ’s glory is more intensely manifested, and man both fears and reflects/honors God with great joy.

Christ rises victorious from the grave. Soldiers fall to the ground like dead men for fear. Matthew 28:4. Both Marys “departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.” Verse 8.

Just months after the Great Disappointment, the Holy Spirit comes upon Ellen G. White more powerfully than she had previously known and she is given her first vision. Early Writings, 13

 

The table below similarly compares two more lamp-light histories, one of which is not yet even halfway fulfilled.

Lamps & Significance

Disciples’ Event

Final Redemption Event

1st Lamp: (God/Fear God) Christ’s glory is especially revealed, and man fears.

Late in the day of His Resurrection, Jesus comes down from heaven and appears to His disciples in an upper room. They are at first frightened, and then overjoyed. Jesus opens their minds to the prophetic Scriptures, validating their faith in Jesus as the Messiah come. Jesus breaths on them the Holy Ghost. Luke 24:36-49 & John 20:19-24.

On 9/11/2001, Jesus comes down from heaven as the Revelation 18 Angel, and with one touch of his mighty power, a Trade tower falls, and another Trade Tower falls. Thus Jesus represented the message, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen.” Soon, the  prophetic significance of the event (just described) is recognized. Students of prophecy recognize that the Revelation 18 Angel, Jesus, has come down from heaven and that His present truth – the Third Angel’s Message – is more relevant than ever. On 9/11/2001, the end-time Former Rain is poured out. Joel 2:23, Deuteronomy 32:2 (small rain), Isaiah 30:25.

2nd Lamp: (Believe/Give glory) Man reflects/honors the character of God.

Eight days after the resurrection, Jesus again appears to the disciples, including doubting Thomas, in a closed room. Jesus makes himself exceedingly clear to Thomas: “Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.” Thomas sees and believes. Jesus pronounces a blessing upon those who believe even without seeing. John 20:26-29.

On 9/9/11, 9/10/11, and 9/11/11, Jesus reveals the Candlesystem to a young graduate student. The Candlesystem, as it exists in heaven, is the ultimate physical representation of the Hand of the Lord, the Holy Spirit. Driven in (or out) of it are the arrows/swords/nails of the Cross of Life. Jesus further reveals the “sides of the North” to said graduate student. The student is taught to hand-fold these sides out of the New Name of Jesus, the Seal of God. The student sees and believes Jesus.

3rd Lamp: (The Gospel/God’s Judgment) Divine truth is manifested and man is tested by it.

On the mountain of ascension, Jesus announces that “all power” has been given to him in heaven and on earth. Matthew 28:18. “All power” can be none other than the “power of God,” the gospel (Romans 1:16). “Christ’s words on the mountainside were the announcement that His sacrifice in behalf of man was full and complete. The conditions of the atonement had been fulfilled; the work for which He came to this world had been accomplished.” Desire of Ages, 819.3. Jesus gives the Great Commission to His disciples. Matthew 28:19-20. After speaking with them, Jesus ascends to heaven, having just entered His mediatorial work as both God and man’s Great High Priest. Ibid.

With the enactment of a national Sunday Law in the U.S., those who have understood the gospel phrased as the Third Angel’s Message will have the absolute proof of its validity and power. Seventh-day Adventists will know their orders: “Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” Revelation 10:11. The very next verse in the Bible says that the Revelation 10 “angel stood, saying, Rise and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.” As this prophetic call to measure became present truth at the beginning of the Father’s investigative judgment of the dead in October 22, 1844, so will again become most relevant at the beginning of the Father’s investigation of the living at the NSL enactment. When the NSL is enacted, the time will have arrived for those who understand the Third Angel’s Message (generally Seventh-day Adventists) to make their final decision for or against God. We find it only reasonable to believe that an Adventist will choose the mark of the beast or the seal of God on earth at the very moment the judgment of his or her name is complete in heaven.

Central Lamp: (Worship) Christ’s glory is more intensely manifested, and man both fears and reflects/honors God with great joy.

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4. Referring to this, the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost, Ellen White writes, “The Spirit came upon the waiting, praying disciples with a fullness that reached every heart. The Infinite One revealed Himself in power to His church. It was as if for ages this influence had been held in restraint, and now Heaven rejoiced in being able to pour out upon the church the riches of the Spirit’s grace. And under the influence of the Spirit, words of penitence and confession mingled with songs of praise for sins forgiven. Words of thanksgiving and of prophecy were heard. All heaven bent low to behold and to adore the wisdom of matchless, incomprehensible love. Lost in wonder, the apostles exclaimed, ‘Herein is love.’” Acts of the Apostles, 38.1.

“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” Revelation 14:1-5. Describing this, the experience of the full outpouring of the Latter Rain, Ellen White writes, “I saw angels of God hasten to the assistance of all who were struggling with all their power to resist the evil angels and trying to help themselves by calling upon God with perseverance. But His angels left those who made no effort to help themselves, and I lost sight of them…  Said the angel, ‘List ye!’ Soon I heard a voice like many musical instruments all sounding in perfect strains, sweet and harmonious. It surpassed any music I had ever heard, seeming to be full of mercy, compassion, and elevating, holy joy. It thrilled through my whole being. Said the angel, ‘Look ye!’ My attention was then turned to the company I had seen, who were mightily shaken. I was shown those whom I had before seen weeping and praying in agony of spirit. The company of guardian angels around them had been doubled, and they were clothed with an armor from their head to their feet. They moved in exact order, like a company of soldiers. Their countenances expressed the severe conflict which they had endured, the agonizing struggle they had passed through. Yet their features, marked with severe internal anguish, now shone with the light and glory of heaven. They had obtained the victory, and it called forth from them the deepest gratitude and holy, sacred joy.”  Early Writings, 270.

4th Lamp: (God/Fear God) Christ’s glory is more intensely manifested, and man fears. The central lamp doubles as this lamp.

Same as above.

Same as above.

5th Lamp: (Believe/Give glory) Man again reflects/honors the character of God

“Through faith in [Jesus’] name,” a lame man is healed. Acts 3:16. He walks and leaps and praises God (vs. 8). “All men glorified God for that which was done.” Acts 4:21. “And when [ had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness” (vs. 31).

“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb…” Revelation 15:2. Again the Holy Spirit is poured out and the victorious glorify God with song.

6th Lamp: (The Gospel/God’s Judgment) Divine truth is further manifested and man is tested by it.

Stephen preaches the last sermon to the Jews as God’s denominated people. They stop their ears to it. They fail the test of truth. Jesus stands. The Jews kill God’s messenger. Acts 7.

The final warning is given to the world. The word generally rejects it; all fail the last test of truth…all but the 144,000, the only saints still alive when Michael stands.  In framing the ultimate death decree, the world incurs the guilt of murdering the 144,000.

Central Lamp: (Worship) Christ’s glory is more intensely manifested, and man both fears and reflects/honors God with great joy.

Stephen is filled with the Holy Ghost and given a view of Christ standing in heaven. Acts 7:55-56.

The voice of God pours upon the 144,000 the day and hour of Christ’s Coming. Here is the second full outpouring of the Spirit upon them. 144,000 faces shine with God’s glory, and the wicked worship at their feet knowing that God has loved them.

Thunders

Why do these histories correspond so perfectly with the candlestick-lighting of Jesus’ cry? I believe that it is because the brilliant power of Jesus’ seven-lightnings cry, in which all His truth is explosively expressed, produces corresponding shockwaves echoing throughout all of human history. These shockwaves can be “heard” in the pages of prophetic history as candlestick-ordered event-thunders. In the tables above, we have presented only four sets of “seven thunders.”

Seven-Lightnings Cry corrected blue Slide17


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