SDA SS Quarterly Fails: Ellen White Saw Loma Linda Earthquake Initiate “Day of the Lord” & Trumpets
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Ellen White responded to leaders voting a hierarchical church organization--“How is the faithful city become a harlot”? 8T 250.2 This is echoed by this SS lesson that ignores her words and puts the impending judgments of God as merely historic--
“The vision of the seven trumpets shows that, throughout history, God already has intervened on behalf of His oppressed people and has judged those who harmed them. The purpose of the seven trumpets is to assure God’s people that heaven is not indifferent to their suffering.” SS Quarterly in comments for Feb 9.
The SS quarterly fails to show Ellen White’s comment, “Trumpet after trumpet is to be sounded, vial after vial pour out.” 7BC 982.7 This is a parallel to the trumpets around Jericho when there was a trumpet each day for six days and seven trumpets on the 7th day.
Because the trumpets occur in Revelation 8 and 9 before 10:6 when prophetic time (day for a year) ends, we should see those trumpets spread over the last seven years like Joseph’s famine and the humbling of Babylon when Nebuchadnezzar ate grass for seven years.
The seven trumpets on the 7th day at Jericho represent the 7th year with the seven vials, Rev 16. We may expect the trumpets to occur on the Feast of Trumpets (Lev 23:20) because “the types which relate to the 2nd advent must be fulfilled at the time pointed out in the symbolic service.” GC 399.4
“Coming events cast their shadows before.” DA 636. It happened in 2008 when the US Senate approved $786 billion to bailout greedy bankers on the new moon (Feast of Trumpets) and the stock market crashed for 10 days as anciently they blew trumpets for 10 days to herald the Day of Atonement. This is based on a spiritual application of the trumpets--
When the 1st trumpet sounds, “all green grass” is burnt up. Rev 8:7. The Bible decodes it. “As the flower of the grass, so shall the rich man fade” James 1:9-11 King James. Rich men will no longer be rich--it’s about the economy like in Egypt when the 1st plague turned the Nile to blood--it was the source of their economy. If all of earth’s grass literally burned up, we would all die.
Totally overlooked by the SS lesson is the initiating event for the trumpets--an earthquake in Rev 8:5,6. That earthquake brings “the day of the Lord,” Joel 2:10,11; see also 1Thess 5:2,3.
God won’t do anything without revealing it by His prophets. Amos 3:7. We should wonder what He wants to reveal and the next sentence is about a lion’s roar. The SS quarterly focused on the Lion of Judah in Rev 5:5, but it missed Joel 3:16--“The Lord shall roar…the earth shall shake.” The Lion’s roar is an encoded earthquake and is also seen before the seven thunders in Rev 10:3.
In 9T 92-96, Ellen White has the 5 W’s of a news release: Who? The King’s children, Zeph 1:8. What? An earthquake! Where? Loma Linda. When “the day of the Lord’s sacrifice [Passover, Zeph 1:8, but “as the days of Noah” when the Flood came with Passover timing in the 2nd month] Why? “Evil-doers” She sent $5000 for the deposit to buy Loma Linda and it was to be her school for training gospel medical missionaries in healthy cooking and natural remedies, door to door.
Church leaders hijacked her school to teach pharmacology and be accredited--an echo of Israel that wanted a king to be like the other nations when they had God and were superior.
Now the world is in a crisis over healthcare. Medical care is not healthcare and Rx drugs are a leading cause of illness and death. 120 years ago the best and brightest people went to Battle Creek for natural remedies. Now in a time of crisis, we have nothing to show the world.
The justice of God is poetic and will rhyme with the crime. The only question is, whose side will we be on when it happens. Will we have done what we could to warn others (Ezek 33:6) or will we shrug it off as not politically correct and continue with the door closed, Rev 3:20.
Leaders who fail to warn others are giving a ‘Peace and safety’ message that Ellen White says will bring God’s judgments on them. 5T 211 “The day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night, for when they shall say ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction comes on them.”