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Six Days to the Seventh Seal

The countdown continues apace. What, one wonders, does  the canonical KJV bible book of  Revelation have to say about the seventh seal?

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

That’s it. According to members online, the “half an hour” means thirty days, thus, April 17th is when “the great tribulation” is slated to begin.

More importantly than the seventh seal, observe what Revelation has to say about the sixth seal,  that Weinland claims has already opened:

6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 
6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

And the “spiritual” equivalent of this was what, according to Weinland? (Remember, Weinland believes the sixth seal has already opened.)

“I know the exact day the First Seal was opened. As will be covered in another chapter, I know the exact day the Sixth Seal was opened, and the world will be shocked and in horror on the day that the Seventh Seal is opened. [pp 23, 2008: God’s Final Witness]

“Shocked and in horror”? Next Tuesday? Really? But what about the “half hour of silence in heaven”?

“The duration of the Sixth Seal is a time of transition between events that specifically concern the Church of God (the completion of a spiritual phase) and the prophetic events that are beginning to unfold (to be unveiled) in greater physical destruction on the earth (the beginning of a physical phase).” [pp 82, 2008: God’s Final Witness]

So the opening of the seventh seal will be a physical phase. But nothing’s supposed to happen, other than Weinland’s followers are going to start preaching to “the world” that “the end is nigh”.

“It has already been explained that the Sixth Seal is a time of transition from end-time tribulation on the Church to end-time tribulation on this world. The last three thunders are a direct part of that transition.” [pp 100, 2008: God’s Final Witness]

I’m still waiting for the last three thunders to get louder,  myself, and Weinland’s time is running out: Last I heard, “Iron Rod” Meredith was alive and well (the Fifth Thunder), and I would say that less than .0001% of the US population even knows who Weinland is, let alone that he claims he’s one of the two witnesses from the bible (the Sixth Thunder).

“During the Sixth Seal, all Seven Thunders will be getting progressively louder. Before the Seventh (and final) Seal is opened, the Seven Thunders will become so pronounced that the validity of everything written about them in the previous chapter should roar loudly in the ears of anyone who is willing to admit the truth.” [pp 115, 2008: God’s Final Witness]

The last three “thunders” which haven’t even sounded yet, never mind gotten any louder. Tick tick tick, Weinland!

“God gave Mr. Armstrong enough to conclude that the Trinity was a lie, but He did not lead him fully into the truth. God reserved this revelation until now, at this very end time, during the time of the opening and the fulfillment of the Sixth Seal of Revelation.” [pp 204, 2008: God’s Final Witness]

Yeah, I can really see all the trinitarians of the world suddenly rejecting their centuries-old religions, on March 18th. Even if they did (which I doubt), why then is it going to be an event of “shock and horror”?

Oh that’s right. It isn’t.

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Written by weinlandwatch

March 12, 2008 at 4:35 pm

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  1. I just hope nobody gets hurt over this stupid cult…..RW is just plain nuts…

    TNAfan121

    March 12, 2008 at 6:52 pm

  2. I heard an Adventist minister say the other day that heaven will be silent because no one will be there.

    Christ is coming with “ALL the holy angels” (Matt. 25:31), he said. This argument seems to imply the Father is coming as well — or He’ll be all alone in heaven, while all other spirit beings are occupied.

    Richard

    March 12, 2008 at 8:12 pm

  3. “Heaven will be silent because no one will be there.”

    I think that is, and has always been, very true. Insomuch as “anyone being there” implies an anthropomorphic god, such as the one that is reflected in the canonical christian bible.

    I don’t know about anyone/thing/god coming back in six days (and Weinland certainly doesn’t believe that), but Weinland might just take the thirty days of “celestial silence” to skip town with the members’ tithes. If he doesn’t, it will be a sure sign that he actually believes what he’s trying to sell……..which posits a considerably more dangerous possible scenario if that is indeed the case.

    weinlandwatch

    March 12, 2008 at 8:47 pm

  4. What does Weinland say will happen in 8 days? In the real world, I mean-what physical things will happen? Has he made any concrete date predictions other than the 17th of April? I’ve heard him say in a sermon that the moment of silence was for heaven only and that the Earth will not have one.

    Paul

    March 13, 2008 at 2:31 pm

  5. March 18th is when the seventh seal is supposed to open. That starts that “half-hour of silence”, which the members say they’ve been told means thirty days (I’m not sure which sermon that one is in, I haven’t listened to all of them).

    On the one hand, Weinland and his followers are saying it’s going to be a “spiritual” event, wherein Satan will not be able to influence those called towards protestantism (the daughter churches of the whore of Babylon in Armstrong terms), and that the minds of “the scattered church” (i.e., all those who left Worldwide Church of God in 1993) will be opened, and we will all supposedly be called back to Weinland’s church.

    On the other hand, “the world will be shocked and in horror when the seventh seal is opened”, as above (according to the book).

    As always, Weinland is leaving himself just enough wiggle room, other than the April 17th date (which is when “the great tribulation” is supposed to start, with all the destruction and such).

    weinlandwatch

    March 13, 2008 at 3:40 pm

  6. Jonah Immanu says to weinlandwatch:

    Keep watching and peridically exposing this false prophet. R. Weinland will be revealed as one of the end-times false prophets. At least, because of the events that he predicts for April 17, 2008 which will not occur. The wind will be taken out of his sails as is the case with all false prophets. By the end of 2008, everything that he has written will be proven false by their lack of having occurred as predicted. Starting as early as April 17, 2008, his claims will rank him with all of the false prophets of the past.

    Anyway, keep up the good work performing your weinland watch. False prophets are dangerouse and need to be identified, watched and exposed as charlatans when they make their false predictions and claims. Unlike Jesus (Hebrew: Yeshua) and His Christian faithful, Weinland’s time is growing very short as is Satan’s.
    He’s like a Charles Russell of the watchtower society who falsely predicted the end of days for 1914 and 1915 but Weinland is in our contemporary time period, another sounding brass for the end-times. He needs to be studying the Holy Scriptures more both the Old and New Testaments and lay-off his false prophecies in the future. Anyway, thank God that he will be exposed shortly and that our fallen world will be rid of another false prophet.

    In Yeshua’s Name,

    Jonah Immanu,
    Christian Eschatological Author

    Jonah Immanu

    March 14, 2008 at 11:34 am

  7. It seems like Weinland’s time is running out long before April 17th gets here; the seventh seal is supposed to open this coming Tuesday, and there are at least three of the seven thunders that haven’t sounded at all, never mind in so pronounced a manner that no one will be able to deny them. Which suggests that Weinland has backed himself into a prophetic corner earlier than he might have wished.

    weinlandwatch

    March 14, 2008 at 5:39 pm


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