And as we study these prophecies, we see that all have been fulfilled, except for the final scenes of earth’s history. When you compare the visions in chapters 2, 7, 11 and 12, you can see where we are today in the stream of time.
The Doomsday Clock is now just 2 minutes to ‘midnight,’ the symbolic hour of the apocalypse. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced the symbolic Doomsday Clock a notch closer to the end of humanity Thursday, moving it ahead by 30 seconds after what the organization called a “grim assessment” of the state of geopolitical affairs.
On the stroke of midnight Thursday night, December 29, 2011, the date shifted from Thursday to Saturday, December 31, 2011, in Samoa as its position in relation to the International Date Line (IDL) changed. Samoan time moved forward by a whole 24 hours, having skipped Friday, December 30, entirely. This change also marked the division in conviction of Seventh-day Adventists in Samoa—those who will continue to keep Saturday as their Sabbath and others who will now worship on Sunday as the new Sabbath.