Bible and SOP Proof of Literal Time at the End


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Many Adventists have adamantly protested any literal time prophesies being fulfilled at the end-time. For example, Vane Ferrell wrote a long diatribe against literal time prophesies being fulfilled at the end-time, and said: “All prophecy is PROPHETIC TIME.”

That simply IS NOT true, as I will quickly prove.

The most perfect, conclusive, Bible and EGW proof that some literal time prophesies are yet to be fulfilled at the end-time, is the following Bible verse which mentions an hour, a day, a month, and a year, in connection with the four angels loosening the four winds:

Rev 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

This (above) is literal time at the end-time FROM THE BIBLE!!! The time frame cannot be disputed because this involves the releasing of the four angels who hold the four winds  at the end-time.

Ellen White said that the four winds are held until “EVERY CASE IS DECIDED” AND JESUS’ WORK IS DONE IN THE SANCTUARY. (See quotes further down.)

Rev 7:1  And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 

Rev 7:2   And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 

Rev 7:3   Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 

Please notice the above facts concerning the four angels holding the four winds of the earth: It is so important to note that the four winds DO NOT BLOW on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.  Now notice that the first trumpet, which Steve Nagy says occurs BEFORE the Sunday Law, DOES INDEED hurt the earth:

Rev 8:7  The first angel [FIRST TRUMPET] sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.


Rev 8:8  And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 

Rev 8:9   And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

The winds were not to hurt the earth or the sea UNTIL ALL THE SAINTS OF GOD ARE SEALED, [INCLUDING THOSE WHO WILL BE PART OF THE GREAT MULTITUDE—PER ALL OF REVELATION CHAPTER 7.] yet the second Trumpet is doing just that.  Also, if a third of the ships are destroyed, that means the death of a lot of men! Are they not worthy of hearing the final Midnight Cry that they might respond positively and be saved?

Rev 8:10  And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 

Rev 8:11   And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

The earth was not to be hurt, yet the rivers and the fountains of waters, WHICH ARE PART OF THE EARTH, are poisoned so that MANY MEN died of the waters because they were made bitter. Are those men entitled to be tested by the MIDNIGHT CRY before they are killed?

 It is crucial that you note the word of John in Rev. 7:9, that the great multitude are sealed as well:

Rev 7:9   After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Yes, Revelation Chapter 7 goes on to enumerate all who are sealed, IN ADDITION TO THE 144,000, just as Ellen White does. She said that the Trumpets DO NOT begin until all are sealed, to wit:

"At the commencement of the holy Sabbath, January 5, 1849, we engaged in prayer with Brother Belden’s family at Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and the Holy Ghost fell upon us. I was taken off in vision to the most holy place, where I saw Jesus still interceding for Israel. On the bottom of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate. Then I saw that Jesus would not leave the most holy place until every case was decided either for salvation or destruction, and that the wrath of God could not come until Jesus had finished His work in the most holy place, laid off His priestly attire, and clothed Himself with the garments of vengeance."{CET 100.1}

Every case involves more than just the 144,000. Ellen White agrees with John the Revelator.

“I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus’ work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues. These plagues enraged the wicked against the righteous; they thought that we had brought the judgments of God upon them, and that if they could rid the earth of us, the plagues would then be stayed. A decree went forth to slay the saints, which caused them to cry day and night for deliverance. This was the time of Jacob’s trouble. Then all the saints cried out with anguish of spirit, and were delivered by the voice of God. The one hundred and forty-four thousand triumphed. Their faces were lighted up with the glory of God.” {CET 100.3}

More Literal Time Prophesies in END-TIME Context

In Revelation 13:1-5, the 42 months (3 1/2 years) of the reign of the antichrist, IN CONTEXT is AFTER THE WOUND IS HEALED. In Daniel 12, regarding the 1260, 1290 and 1335 days, the context of those times IS AFTER MICHAEL STANDS UP, and Ellen White says He stands up when He is finished with every case in the Sanctuary.

There is also a ten day time mentioned in Revelation 12:10. Ellen White says that some saints will be released from prison when the 144,000 are delivered by the voice of God.

Ten Days

Rev 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Five Months

Also, Revelation mentions a 5-month literal time. This 5-month time is in the CONTEXT of occurring after the four winds are released:

Rev 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

Rev 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

The One/half Hour in Revelation 8:1

The context of the ˝ hour in Revelation 8:1, is AFTER ALL THE SAINTS, [INCLUDING THE GREAT MULTITUDE] ARE SEALED IN REVELATION CHAPTER 7, and remember, in the original manuscripts, there were no chapter divisions. Ellen White says Jesus leaves the Sanctuary AFTER EVERY CASE IS DECIDED (SEALED REV. CHAP. 7), so this is totally end-time in context.

Rev 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

This evidence is as indisputable as anything gets in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy.