These two passages show us that the time of Jacob’s trouble begins immediately after the sealing of the 144,000 living saints. Indeed the Ezekiel 9 slaying brings forth the the decision to slay the 144,000 living saints.
Eze 9:1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
Eze 9:2 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; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar.
Eze 9:3 And the glory of the Elohim of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side;
Eze 9:4 And Yehovah said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
Eze 9:5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
Eze 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
-relevant insert- the ancient men before the house are the five and twenty men, in the inner court, as Eze 9:7 shows us, “Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain“.
(Eze 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of Yehovah’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of Yehovah, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of Yehovah, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.)
“Light bearers to the Remnant” says page 471, middle paragraph:
“It appears that it was largely through Jones’s influence that the new General Conference constitution, adopted in 1901, provided that general direction and oversight of the church should rest in the hands of a twenty-five member executive committee rather than a president.”
Their sins are rejecting the Latter Rain, and “the Sabbath more fully” message, of His Name as a stamp upon His True Moeds-Sabbaths. Their appointed times of worship were according to the solar only calendar; that’s how they worshiped; according to the calendar that abandoned the moon, which Psalms says “Psa 104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons-word “seasons” is “moed“, meaning “appointment“): the sun knoweth his going down.” So it is by a luni-solar calendar we determine the appointed times of worship by, and know when the six working days are.)(the sun marks the day unit, and the moon differentiates between the days.)
-TI- A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White
I saw that Elohim had children, who do not see and
keep the Sabbath. They had not rejected the light
on it. And at the commencement of the time of
trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we
went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully.
This enraged the churches, and nominal Adventists,
as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at
this time Elohim’s chosen all saw clearly that we had
the truth, and they came out and endured the
persecution with us. And I saw the sword, famine,
pestilence and great confusion in the land. The wicked
thought that we had brought the judgments down
on them. They rose up and took counsel to rid the
earth of us, thinking that then the evil would be
Eze 9:7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.
Eze 9:8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Yehovah! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of Thy fury upon Jerusalem?
Eze 9:9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, Yehovah hath forsaken the earth, and Yehovah seeth not.
Eze 9:10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
Eze 9:11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.
Amos 5:16 Therefore Yehovah, The Elohim of Hosts, The Adonai saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skillful of lamentation to wailing.
Amos 5:17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through thee, saith Yehovah.
As The Sealing Angel passes by the worldly Adventists, the other angels slay those who were passed by. I think, this slaying, hastens the enactment of the death decree, the time of Jacob’s trouble. Which satan masquerading as “Jesus Christ Superstar” approves of, saying, then Elohim’s wrath will be appeased. Just as the High Priests and elders urged the crucifixtion of Yehoshua our Messiah, so the leader’s of the SDA Church will urge the destruction of the 144,000 living saints.
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
World Conditions Facing the Christian Worker
Separating the Wheat From the Tares
The time of Elohim’s destructive judgments is the time of
mercy for those who have had no opportunity to learn what
is truth. Tenderly will Yehovah look upon them. His
heart of mercy is touched; His hand is still stretched out to
save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter.–
Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 97.
Probation closes first for His professed people, the SDA Church. Mercy still extends to those who were not so favorably blessed with the opportunities to learn what is Truth
-PT- A Vision
-AT- A Vision
And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth, and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully. This enraged the church, and nominal Adventists, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this time, Elohim’s chosen all saw clearly that we had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us.
-PT The Day-Star
-AT- Letter from Sister Harmon Falmouth Mass., Feb., 15, 1846
About four months since, I had a vision of events, all in the future. And I saw the time of trouble, such as never was,–Yehoshua told me it was the time of Jacob’s trouble, and that we should be delivered out of it by the Voice of Elohim. Just before we entered it, we all received the Seal of the living Elohim. Then I saw the four Angels cease to hold the four winds. And I saw famine, pestilence and sword, nation rose against nation, and the whole world was in confusion. Then we cried to Yehoshua for deliverance day and night till we began to hear the bells on Yehoshua’ garment. And I saw Yehoshua rise up in the Holiest, and as He came out we heard the tinkling of bells, and knew our High Priest was coming out. Then we heard the voice of Yehovah which shook the heavens and earth, and gave the 144,000 the day and hour of Yehoshua’ coming. Then the saints were free, united and full of the glory of Elohim, for He had turned their captivity. And I saw a flaming cloud come where Yehoshua stood and he laid off His priestly garment and put on His kingly robe, took His place on the cloud which carried Him to the east where it first appeared to the saints on earth, a small black cloud, which was the sign of the Son of Man. While the cloud was passing from the Holiest to the east which took a number of days, the Synagogue of Satan worshiped at the saints feet. Ellen G. Harmon
Prophets and Kings
-CT- The Fiery Furnace
By the deliverance of His faithful servants, Yehovah
declared that He takes His stand with the oppressed, and
rebukes all earthly powers that rebel against the authority
of Heaven. The three Hebrews declared to the whole
nation of Babylon their faith in Him whom they worshiped.
They relied on Elohim. In the hour of their trial they remembered
the promise, “When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not
overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou
shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon
thee.” Isaiah 43:2. And in a marvelous manner their faith
in the living Word had been honored in the sight of all.
The tidings of their wonderful deliverance were carried to
many countries by the representatives of the different nations
that had been invited by Nebuchadnezzar to the dedication.
Through the faithfulness of His children, Elohim was glorified
in all the earth.
Important are the lessons to be learned from the experience
of the Hebrew youth on the plain of Dura. In this
our day, many of Elohim’s servants, though innocent of
wrongdoing, will be given over to suffer humiliation and abuse
at the hands of those who, inspired by Satan, are filled with
envy and religious bigotry. Especially will the wrath of
man be aroused against those who hallow the Sabbath of
the fourth commandment; and at last a universal decree
will denounce these as deserving of death.
The season of distress before Elohim’s people will call for
a faith that will not falter. His children must make it manifest
that He is the only object of their worship, and that no
consideration, not even that of life itself, can induce them
to make the least concession to false worship. To the loyal
heart the commands of sinful, finite men will sink into
insignificance beside the word of the eternal Elohim. Truth
will be obeyed though the result be imprisonment or exile
As in the days of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, so
in the closing period of earth’s history Yehovah will work
mightily in behalf of those who stand steadfastly for the
right. He who walked with the Hebrew worthies in the
fiery furnace will be with His followers wherever they are.
His abiding presence will comfort and sustain. In the midst
of the time of trouble–trouble such as has not been since
there was a nation–His chosen ones will stand unmoved.
Satan with all the hosts of evil cannot destroy the weakest
of Elohim’s saints. Angels that excel in strength will protect
them, and in their behalf Jehovah will reveal Himself as
a “Elohim of Elohims,” able to save to the uttermost those who
have put their trust in Him.
Spiritual Gifts. Volume 1, The Third Angel’s Message Page – 164
It was represented to me that the remnant followed Yehoshua into the Most Holy place, and beheld the ark, and the mercy-seat, and were captivated with their glory. Yehoshua raised the cover of the ark, and behold! the tables of stone, with the ten commandments written upon them. They trace down the lively oracles; but they start back with trembling when they see the fourth commandment living among the ten holy precepts, while a brighter light shines upon it than upon the other nine, and a halo of glory is all around it. They find nothing there informing them that the Sabbath has been abolished, or changed to the first day of the week. It reads as when spoken by The Mouth of Elohim in solemn and awful grandeur upon the mount, while the lightnings flashed and the thunders rolled, and when written with His own Holy Finger in the tables of stone. Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yehovah thy Elohim. They are amazed as they behold the care taken of the ten commandments. They see them placed close by Yehovah, overshadowed and protected by His Holiness. They see that they have been trampling upon The Fourth Commandment of the
decalogue, and have observed a day handed down by the heathen and papists, instead of the day sanctified by Yehovah. They humble themselves before Elohim, and mourn over their past transgressions.