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After my vision of March 7, 2001, I wrote out approximately 20 pages depicting the portion of my vision that related to the 1260, 1290, 1335, and how these relate to the 2300 days. However, on Sabbath morning, March 10, I had another most poignant vision instructing me that I should not reveal the full details of these days as most of the testimony concerning them pertains to the 144,000, and only they will understand and be encouraged by the information I was given. I was shown that all of the 144,000 will come to understand these time periods and will be directed by them. I have revealed in this correspondence what God permitted me to divulge on these matters, but first the issue of Isaiah 3:12.

The Mount Carmel Challenge Specifics

At 5 AM, this morn, March 7, 2001, I had the most powerful and singular vision to date. The Lord showed me that it is Mt. Carmel time for His people, to test the false prophets of Baal and to demonstrate the power of God through His true prophets. The test is this: Any individual(s) who this day believe they are prophets of God, are hereby subject to the following Mt. Carmel test of the spirit and power of Elijah. This is the Word of the Lord to His prophet and the prophets of Baal: In seven days from this day, March 7, 2001, let the true prophet of God render the most reasonable interpretation of Isaiah 3:12, using the Holy Word, and letting the Holy Word interpret itself. Here is the verse:

"As for MY PEOPLE, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O MY PEOPLE, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12.

All "prophets" are to use the King James Version in making their interpretation. At the end of seven days, or on March 12, 2001, God will provide through me, one Ron Beaulieu, a correct interpretation of Isaiah 3:12, as well as the 1260 days of Revelation 11:3, and the 3 and one-half days of Revelation 11:9, as well as the 1290 and 1335 days of Daniel 12, and how these relate to the 2300 days of Daniel 8:14. I will have no more commentary on this challenge until March 12, 2001.

In the Holy Name of Jehovah, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

His lowly and humble servant,
Ronald William Beaulieu


My Vision of March 7, 2001

The Lord instructed me in vision to use Isaiah 3:12, as a testing question, because this, better than any other device, exposes the condition of His visible churches at the present end-time era. Any proper interpretation to this verse demands an exposure of the end-time state of the church in this world.

First of all, the Lord reminded me that Isaiah chapters 1-4 are strictly end-time in context. Thus the extreme importance of the words "MY PEOPLE!" It is most crucial to remember this. The Lord emblazoned on my mind that His people are oppressed and ruled by women. Here is the meaning the Lord gave to me in vision.

Until this March 7, 2001, 5 AM vision, I never before saw the full meaning of the words:

"As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them." Isaiah 3:12.

First, however, the Lord caused to appear once again, but more forcefully and poignantly than ever before, the living fact that Isaiah, chapters 1-4, are all entirely end-time in context, and all Bible Commentaries agree on that. All of the following Bible texts were burned upon my brain as if branded there by force of electrical lightening bolt strikes.

Now for the interpretation of the verse:

"As for MY PEOPLE, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O MY PEOPLE, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12.

God showed me that "My People," refers to all professed Christians, in every hovel and hamlet around the world, and ESPECIALLY professing Seventh-day Adventists around the world. I was first shown the meaning of the words "women rule over them," (MY PEOPLE, including professing Adventists), before the meaning of the words "children are their oppressors."

I was shown that the "women who rule over them," has nothing to do with the role of women in the church as regards the role of a prophetess etc. However, this verse does have secondary reference to the wrongful employment of women in the church as elders and leaders of church conferences. The use of the word "women" primarily designates the same seven women [churches] referred to by the same prophet, Isaiah, in Isaiah 4:1, as follows:

"And in that day SEVEN WOMEN [all formally organized churches--Scripture uses woman as a symbol of a (the) church--Revelation 12:1, 2 Corinthians 11:2, and Revelation 17: 5] shall take hold of one man [Jesus Christ], saying, We will eat our own bread [our own doctrines and commandments of men], and wear our own apparel [our own robes of self-righteousness]: only let us be called by thy name [Christians], to take away our reproach."

The seven women [churches] in Isaiah 4:1, are designated by God's perfect and all inclusive number, "seven," which refers to all formally organized churches, including the professing SDA New Movement Church.1 How do the churches [Seven Women--All Churches] rule over His people? God showed me that the leaders of those churches cause them to err by teaching them impure doctrines, and telling the people that they all are good, every one, and making no distinction between the holy and the profane. This is how they "destroy the way of thy paths." This is how they which lead them "cause thee to err." The leaders tell the people to eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow shall be as today:

"His watchmen are blind: they are ALL ignorant, they are ALL dumb dogs, they cannot bark [to show God's people their sins];2 sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are SHEPHERDS that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant" [the church will grow and flourish no matter what it does]. Isaiah 56:10-12.

The expression "children are their oppressors," refers to leaders and their subjects who are more like children having a party celebration, and eating pabulum, versus adult, mature Christians who are into the meat of God's Word. The leaders are like children who are advocating celebrating [Celebration churches] when they should be sighing and crying for the state of the church, and weeping between the porch and the altar. The patronizing members of the laity are like children for following such errant leaders.

"For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed." Isaiah 9:16.

"Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin." Isaiah 30:1.

"And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: and the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient and the base against the honourable." Isaiah 3:5.

"That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant. And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces..."Isaiah 30:9-14.

I was shown that the child behaving himself proudly against the ancient and honourable, is the leadership behaving proudly against the older pioneers of Adventism and the ancient prophets of Scripture, whose counsel they apply to centuries past (the Jews) instead of to themselves, when their prophet, Ellen White, instructs them that the ancient prophets wrote more for us than for the Jews.

"And I will give children to be their princes [leaders], and babes shall rule over them." Isaiah 3:4.

"Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me." Isaiah 1:2.

What will this weakness of being led by women and children lead to? It will lead to persecution and oppression in the soon coming time of trouble. Far more importantly, it will lead to the loss of eternal life. And yet even more importantly, it leads God's subjects, His children, to be as unfaithful witnesses of His truth in the earth.

The Lord showed me most vividly that another aspect of being led by women and children [the fallen harlot daughter churches], is the way the professing SDA Church cowered and bowed to the Evangelicals Walter Martin and Donald Grey Barnhouse in 1957 and on, when as a result of those Evangelical Conferences with the enemies of God, the cowardly leaders lost faith and trust in God, and agreed to strike out pillar doctrines and truth concerning the Human Nature of Jesus Christ, in that He came in sinful flesh. They agreed to expunge from Bible Readings, and all future Adventist publications, the words that Christ came in our sinful flesh. I was instructed more forcefully than ever before that this act was tantamount to agreeing to another gospel, an anti-Christ gospel. I was shown that this act constituted an act of conspiracy fulfilling Jeremiah 11:9-15, and that the church returned to the iniquities of its forefathers by teaching some of the errors of Calvin and Luther.

Concerning oppression NOW, the Lord guided my mind to cases where the leaders are involved in oppressing the true reformers by taking them to court and suing them. He guided my mind to Ellen White's words which state that when the leaders take the brethren to court, this is a sign that the Holy Spirit has parted, and the leaders who do such are void of the presence and imparted spirit of God. The angel led me to the concept of oppression as related to dishonest gain, as already alluded to in Isaiah 56:10-12, and also in the following scripture:

"Her princes [leaders] in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey [the laity], to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. And her prophets [false prophets] have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath not spoken....And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Ezekiel 22:27, 28, 30.

The Lord showed me that after the Loud Cry call, there will not be one faithful soul left in His professing church, for to make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before Him, that He should not destroy it. All that will be left in the midst of Jerusalem, the professing churches, the seven women, is tares, dross, as the prophet Ezekiel instructs in Ezekiel 22:17-31. Then the angel bid me in question: "Will they obey my prophet Ezekiel, or will they ignore the instruction of his vision and perish eternally? Do they not know that Ezekiel and all the prophets wrote more for those at the end time than for the Jews of old? Will they not believe the words of their prophet Ellen White, to that effect?"3

 1. "The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A NEW ORGANIZATION would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the NEW MOVEMENT. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.
WHO HAS AUTHORITY TO BEGIN SUCH A [NEW] MOVEMENT? We have our Bibles. We have our experience, attested to by the miraculous working of the Holy Spirit. We have a truth that admits of no compromise. Shall we not repudiate everything that is not in harmony with this truth?" E.G. White, Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204-205.

2. "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, and betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus 'Peace and safety" is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together." E. G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.

"Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished." Isaiah 13:16. "Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces." Isaiah 8:9. "And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand..." This slaughter weapon is defined in the marginal reference as "a weapon of his breaking in pieces." KJV.

3. "The Bible Prophets Wrote for Our Time.--Never are we absent from the mind of God. God is our joy and our salvation. Each of the ancient prophets spoke less for their own time than for ours, so that their prophesying is in force for us. 'Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come' (! Cor. 10:11). 'Not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into' (1 Peter 1:12).'" E.G. White, Selected Messages, vol. 3, p. 338.

I was shown that the false prophet(s) claiming emeritus status in the SDA church till the end of time, will not give this interpretation of Isaiah 3:12, and 4:1-4. They will be in the graces of the church in that the church will not come against them because they pose no threat to the apostate SDA church. They will aid and abet the apostasy by charging all who oppose the apostasy as being mere "bellyacher" troublers of Israel, without any just cause. They will charge God's servants as being "off the wall," and suffering from indigestion. They will say this is why God's servants see visions and dreams, if they do not particularly agree with those dreams and visions. O' yes! They agree with the gifts, but only the prophesyings and dreams that suit their celebration spirit.


The 1260, 1290 and 1335 Day Prophesies

The following account is what I saw in a most singularly powerful vision occurring at approximately 5 AM, March 7, 2001. I was shown that the reason for these literal time periods is to preserve the courage of the saints (primarily the 144,000) during the greatest time of trouble ever known to man. Man fears the unknown, so it will obviously encourage the Saints to know these timelines. Only the 144,000 will need to know the entire schema of time because only they will endure the length of that time and be translated without seeing death. I was told that the 144,000 will know they are part of the 144,000 after the passing of day 1335.

I have been aware of the most sophisticated arguments against literal time for decades, but I was shown that they are the result of misinterpretation. I was shown an explanation of the following statement by Ellen G. White:

"The first and second angels' messages were to be proclaimed, but no further light was to be revealed before these messages had done their specific work. This is represented by the angel standing with one foot on the sea, proclaiming with a most solemn oath that time should be no longer.
This time, which the angel declares with a solemn oath, is not the end of this world's history, neither of probationary time, but of prophetic time, which should precede the advent of our Lord. That is, the people will not have another message upon definite time. After this period of time, reaching from 1842 to 1844, there can be no definite tracing of the prophetic time (day for a year time). The longest reckoning reaches to the autumn of 1844." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7a, p. 971.  

Prophetic Time Versus Literal Time

The angel repeated to me thrice that what Ellen White meant by "prophetic time," was day for a year time. I was told the same number of times that definite time meant that we would never again be tested by any failure of any definite prophetic time (year for a day) message as was the case in 1844, because prophetic time (day for a year time) ended in 1844. I was shown that proofs of this interpretation is Revelation 17:12, in reference to the "one hour" which is indeed a time prophecy however indifinite as it indicates a brief time. Also, I was shown Revelation 18:8, concerning "...her plagues come in one day," another definite time prophecy. This again was represented to me as a time prophecy notwithstanding its shortness of duration. I was shown that the five month period of time in Revelation is a definite time period:

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.

Again, I was referred to Revelation, chapter 20, and the thousand years, as a future definite time prophecy. I was shown three times that the 42 month (3 1/2 yrs.) period of definite time depicted in Revelation 13:5, occurs after the wound was healed, and is future to our day because the wound will not have been fully healed until the Catholic power has the influence to come against God's Law, and aid and abet its daughters in getting the Sunday Law passed. I was shown that even partial healing of the would did not occur until 1929, when the Lateran Treaty restored temporal power to the pope, who was given the rule of Vatican City. Thus, that 42-month period of definite, literal time could not have been fulfilled prior to the healing of the wound.

I saw that the ten days of tribulation spoken of in Revelation 2:10, is part of the same time of tribulation as mentioned in Daniel 12:1, and that this also refers to definite time. I was shown this three times. I was forcefully shown that all who interpret that there is no more definite time to be fulfilled, should be forced to deal with these definite time lines, and thus have their deceptive mouths and pens stopped.

Also I was shown that the beginning of the cleansing of the Sanctuary in 1844, does not in the least work at cross-purpose with the final cleansing of the Sanctuary after another literal manifestation of the 2300 days. Thus another literal, definite time fulfillment of the 2300 days works no despite whatsoever to the historical teaching of the church concerning the day for a year historic application.

Destruction of Jerusalem, AD 70, a Prefigure Type

Then I was told three times that the time involved in the destruction of Jerusalem, from the time of the planting of the Roman banner or the Abomination of Desolation on Jewish soil, in the autumn of A.D. 66, and culminating in the destruction of the Temple and the city of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, was a prefigure. I was shown that The Great Controversy, p. 25, 1911 edition, says that this event was a prefigure, a type, which demands an antitypical 3 1/2 year fulfillment. I was shown that this 3 1/2 year period of literal, definite time, will begin with the commencement of the National Sunday Law, and that the first passing of that law will begin the period, but brings no destruction and slaughter until 42 months, 1260 days, and/or 3 1/2 years later. The killing of martyrs will "legally" begin on day 1290, but this time will be anticipated by some who will kill even before this. I was shown that the 42-month period (Rev. 13:5) is deciphered as 30-day months, thus the 42 months equal 1260 days.

I was shown that one of the keys to solving this prophetic puzzle is a realization that, as in the type, the abomination of desolation will be literally placed in the Sanctuary of the SDA church proper. I was shown that this is why Adventist thought leaders as well as members, have not been able to come to a proper understanding of this prophecy, because none have wanted to admit that the church would ever fall prey to the enemy and actually renege to the enemy by accepting and teaching Sunday sacredness to avoid persecution and because of unbelief.

The prime distinction between the 2300 days and its component 1290 and 1335 days is the placement of these two specific, timed events within the 2300 days, such as the placing of the abomination of desolation on day 1290, and the arrival of the 1335th day. These occur within the timeframe of the 2300 days and do not conflict with it in the least. I was shown three times in succession that the 2300 days will be repeated in literal time. Then the final literal cleansing of the Sanctuary will take place, and not just begin the cleansing of the Sanctuary as was the case in the historic year for a day fulfillment.

The Lord distinctly portrayed to me that it has been the spirit of Satan that has caused these timelines to be interpreted as completely fulfilled and past. Why? So that the people of God would not have the comfort and assurance supplied by this knowledge, during the greatest time of trouble ever known to mankind. The Lord assured me that Satan will continue to try to cast contempt on the very interpretations you are reading right now.

The Lord showed me that if Satan could reduce all this instruction to ancient preteristic, completely fulfilled history, he would be well satisfied, just as Catholics have tried to reduce Bible prophecies to a time of ancient fulfillment. But God has encouragement and instruction for His people in the final conflict of the Great Controversy between Christ and Satan. Satan would prefer that you be denied that encouragement and instruction because he knows that where there is no vision the people perish for a lack of knowledge.

Satan has been just as artful, or more so, in getting Seventh-day Adventists to misinterpret their prophet and scripture, than he was in the case of the Jews, our counterpart example. God showed me that those who have no need to know these times and their proper placement will continue to cavil over time as being no more, and that this is an erroneous position. The time no more instruction refers to prophetic, year for a day time, as stated. However, we are not to enter the cavilings over these time periods.

Then I was taken in vision to Daniel 12. I was told three times that Daniel 12:1 gives the time setting of the final fulfillment of the chapter, and that its end-day fulfillment begins after Michael stands up, and that He will not stand up until after the time of the National Sunday Law, when the earth thus declares His law null and void, (break one, break all) and that event will begin the judging of the living, because they cannot be judged before making their decision to obey God or man, and receiving the great test of obedience to God's Holy Day. I was shown that those who knew the Sabbath truth, but gave it up prior to this test, have already judged themselves. They thus have taken their eyes off the Midnight Cry Lighted Path, making it impossible for them to get on the Path again, Word to the Little Flock, p. 14.

I saw that the abomination of desolation is the Sunday Law, the Roman Banner, that removes the daily, the continual, the law and especially the Sabbath commandment of the Law [Remove one commandment and you remove all]. Then 1290 days will expire before the Abomination of Desolation is set up in the Holy Place or God's Sanctuary, the professing Seventh-day Adventist Church, Daniel 12:11. I saw that the leaders will begin to forcibly call for Sunday sacredness at the 1260 day mark, when the government will give a 30 day warning that all who will not worship the beast or uphold the Sunday Law, after a 30 day warning period, will not henceforth be able to buy or sell (Rev. 13:17).

I saw that in order to keep the visible church going and because the church by that time will have such little regard for commandment and Sabbath observance, it will instruct its members to keep Sunday sacred so that on day 1290, when the warning time is up, the church will place the abomination of desolation in the precincts of the Sanctuary, the professing SDA church.[1] See Selected Messages, vol. 1, 405-6.

I saw the leaders, coming to a point where they know they have gone too far, will play the apostasy to the bitter end. I was instructed to search Ellen White's writings for the words "bitter end." When I arose from vision, I did the search, and found these words:

"Satan's object is to dishonor God, and he works with every element that is unsanctified to accomplish this design. The men whom he makes his instruments in doing this work are blinded and do not see what they are doing until they are so deeply involved in guilt that they think it would be useless to try to recover themselves, and they risk all and continue in their course of transgression to the BITTER END." E.G. White, Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 295.

Next, for the 10 day period of Rev. 2:10, occurring from day 1290 to day 1300, I saw the lives of faithful martyrs sacrificed as "seed for fruit" during the ensuing harvest of the continuing Loud Cry. I saw some additional carnage after the 1300th day, until the 1335th day, at which time things leveled off somewhat until the final death decree to rid the earth of God's people in one decisive blow in one nights time. It was at this time the 144,000 were depicted to me as being and feeling blessed, because they knew if they remained alive to this point, they would survive to the end of the 2300 days and soon thereafter be translated without seeing death. The killing seem to level off the remainder of time until the end of the 2300 days when another death decree went forth in an endeavor to rid the earth of the 144,000 saints who were hiding in wilderness outposts. I was instructed not to provide further details or commentary on this vision, which numbered many pages.

In the Lord's bidding,

Ron W. Beaulieu


In the type of AD 66-70, Jerusalem was destroyed after the 3 1/2 year period. When will the apostate SDA Church be destroyed?

The destruction of the conservative (Pharisee) faction of the SDA church will come after the 1260th day, after the abomination of desolation Sunday law has been enacted. Persecution by way of killing violators of Sunday will then begin. Conservative (Pharisee type) Seventh-day Advent's are inclusive of the so-called "reform" independent ministries who instruct their supporters to remain members of the church even though they generally recognize that the church is in apostasy, and that there is not just mere apostasy “in” the church, THE CHURCH IS IN APOSTASY. It is the true remnant who flee to the wilderness and who have withdrawn their membership from a church that cannot be distinguished from the world, and a faithful remnant called Seventh-day Adventists will fulfill a modern day manifestation of Ezekiel 20:34-38 and Isaiah 37:31, 32.

The general destruction of apostate Adventism's (Sadducee) liberal class and their sanctuary will come after the 2300 day period, or after the close of general probation. The reason they survive longer and are destroyed at the end of general probation is because they reneged on the Sabbath and teach Sunday sacredness. For that, they are destroyed with Babylon and her other harlots.

To Summarize

The destruction of the conservative (Pharisee) faction of the SDA church will come after the 1260th day, after the abomination of desolation Sunday law has been enacted. Persecution by way of killing violators of Sunday will then begin. The general destruction of apostate Adventism's (Sadducee) liberal class and their sanctuary will come after the 2300 day period, or after the close of general probation. The reason they survive longer and are destroyed at the end of general probation is because they reneged on the Sabbath and teach Sunday sacredness. For that, they are destroyed with Babylon and her other harlots.

"The Lord has a controversy with his professed people in these last days. In this controversy men in responsible positions will take a course directly opposite to that pursued by Nehemiah. They will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but they will try to keep it from others by burying it beneath the rubbish of custom and tradition. In churches and in large gatherings in the open air, ministers, will urge upon the people the necessity of keeping the first day of the week." E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 1, p. 405, col. 3.

We know that the dragon and beast powers will be worshipped for forty-two months after the wound is healed, Revelation 13:3-5. The healing of the wound will be at the time of the Sunday Law. Jerusalem was destroyed three and one-half years after the planting of the banner on Jewish soil, SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 74-76 or thereabout. So we know that the close of probation will be within three and one-half years after the National Sunday Law, because Ellen White says that A.D. 70 was a prefigure (type)--The Great Controversy, p. 25. A prefigure is surely safe to follow for it means a type.

Concerning Ellen White's statement that God has not revealed to us the time when this message will close, or when probation will have an end, in order to interpret this with her Great Controversy PREFIGURE statement, one can only conclude, by interpreting her so that nothing contradicts, that she meant that we do not know when the National Sunday Law will commence, so we do not know when probation will close.

Keep in mind the fact that Ellen White also said:

"It was needful that men should be awakened to their danger; that they should be roused to prepare for the solemn events connected with the close of probation." The Great Controversy, p. 310.

In calling the A.D. 70 destruction of Jerusalem, a PREFIGURE, Ellen White told us a lot, possibly without herself realizing all the implications. The direct implication is that there will indeed be another coming out, just as there was in the PREFIGURE TYPE in A.D. 66-70. Did Ellen White say that there would be another coming out? She certainly did in no uncertain terms, by saying in The Great Controversy, p. 25, that the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 was a prefigure (type). The faithful left the apostate church in that TYPE. So it will be again. Ezekiel 9 is literally repeated again:

"Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled; yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is short. God is calling; will YOU hear? Will YOU receive His message? Will YOU be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To "The churches in Oakland and Berkeley, September 26, 1909.)" E. G. White Manuscript Releases Volume One, p. 260.

I asked the Lord to show me how Ellen White knew that the A.D. 70 destruction of Jerusalem was a prefigure, (The Great Controversy, p. 25) that begins at His Sanctuary, (Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211) and ends as a prefigure for the destruction of the world, and He led me to Ezekiel 5:9-17. In verse 9, God does the worst thing He has ever done or ever will do, and of course that has to be at the end-time of Jacob's trouble--Matthew 24:21. The destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, surely was not the worst thing God will ever do. We find in Ezekiel 5:9-17, that God will visit judgments on His church while other nations are watching. This comes before the general close of probation for the "conservative" faction of the apostate SDA church, and after the close of probation for the "liberal" faction. Recall that in the Type, Israel had both factions, the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

A faithful remnant will flee to the mountains and deserts and other solitary places, Ezekiel 5:1-4. That will be the SDA church triumphant of Ezekiel 20:34-38, operating from outposts in the wilderness. The general fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 applies to the destruction of the world, and will come after the close of probation, but that does not preclude judgments beginning "at His Sanctuary," prior to the close of probation for the world. Because judgment begins at the House of God, probation does close sooner for the conservative (Pharisee) class of professing Seventh-day Adventists and they are judged before the whole world.

Some argue that the prefigure type of A.D. 70 applies only to the world, because Ellen White does say that it applies also to the world; that it prefigures the destruction of the world after it has heard the gospel, but she also says that it will "begin at His Sanctuary," Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211, and she says that governments will turn their heads as persecution plagues true SDA's for keeping the Sabbath. This is when conservative, Pharisee type SDA Sanctuaries around the world will be plundered and destroyed, because they will not yield to the Sunday law, and they will not surrender their churches, and they do not flee, so they are destroyed..

In the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

Ron Beaulieu