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The Seven Trumpets, Part 2

Norman McNulty


Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN



  • June 21, 2008
    9:00 AM
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him everyone happy Sabbath 's in the seed should be here for a revelation class we are working our way through the book of Revelation outline welcome back are other teacher Alastair just got back from Asia Thursday believes that he will be teaching the class again next week and today we are starting Revelation chapter nine and soon we're going to get through probably the high points of chapter nine today just as a way every year on dear brief review all people are filing an chapter nine is in the middle of the seven trumpets twice-weekly study Revelation chapter a and we saw the first four trumpets of revelation and we have seven churches seven seals and seven trumpets and we looked at the first four trumpets last week and based on our understanding of both history and prophecy revelation chapter eight shows is that the first four trumpets were a judge not of the Western Roman empire God using the four barbaric tribes she can attack Western round culminating with the fall of the Western Roman Empire in four seventy six A.D. now I have one person come up to me last week and in Revelation eight thirteen and says well well well Judy and have risen the earth by reason of the Angels are by reason of the other voices the trumpet of the three angels which are yet the sound of the three angels of the three travelers which are yet the sound are not the three Angels messages I really pointed out last week but if you look carefully in Revelation chapter eight verse six or seven angels with seven trumpets are one angel for each trumpet and so we had four angels for the first four trumpets in chapter eight and we have three more angels to come with three more trumpets in chapter and chapter nine will get cheer them in Chapter 11 will get the last one but these are not the three Angels messages these are different studies want to clarify that so now that we dishonor a brief overview I would get I like to go ahead and an open up for the word of prayer and will get into the substance of our class for judicial aspirants rewarded for her father in heaven we thank you for this day we thank you that we can come together and study the book of Revelation please bless us and guide us and happen up her mind this week get into the detail of the history that youth given to us to help us understand where we are her sisters to thank you again Jesus minimum okay Sarah just a quick reminder as well we do have a microphone if you have a question or a comment or if your reading one of the passages of Scripture raise your hand and we will give you the microphone first and then you can read and continue to speak up because even though the recording picks up your voice for a while those of us here so meeting here you as well okay so now that we've briefly done the overview of what we study last week in chapter eight let's take a look at where we are also in the big picture of Revelation were in Revelation chapter nine we studied the seven churches we see that we see the history of God 's church him from the first century all the way to the church of the judgment our beginning in eighteen forty four with way in the CF then we see that history of the church for my from the percent effective its history in the seals and we see the persecution of us of the saints especially in the first four seals and we see that because of the persecution of God 's people there must be a judgment on the persecuting power and that persecuting power was taken on papal run and in the fifth seal the Saints and how long I was a judge and avenge our blood so the judgment of the Saints were gods avenges the blood of the saints is in the seven trumpets and the first four trumpets is where God avenges Western Rome are taken around and then you have used a room that is still to be dealt with a mentor to locate here in Revelation chapter nine in the fifth and sixth trumpets and ultimately spiritual rum which was the worst of all when it came to persecution of the saints is judged in the seventh trumpet as in the seventh trumpet the culmination of which is the seven last plagues so the worst of the judgments are reserved for the worst offender status the organelle like at the fifth and sixth trumpets today and I might add that having a correct understanding of the historicists fear of the trumpets and the timing of that is fruit crucial because it helps us understand the rise of the second Advent movement and the time of the judgment and you'll see that as we go through Revelation ten eleven and onward to Revelation chapter nine with the let's have a volunteer read verses one through three Everett Malaysian chapter nine Revelation chapter nine versus one three three zero volunteer see we have a volunteer of her here for to get the microphone and Revelation chapter nine versus one three three and the fifth angel sounded and I saw the star couple of years and was given the key to the bottomless pit yields in the Bahamas did smoke rose a bit like the smoke of the great furnace to the sun and the air were darkened as the smoke is then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth to them was given power as the scorpions of the earth have power how can set Revelation chapter nine verse one clearly we see the fifth angel sounds and this is the fifth trumpet sounding here and the first thing that we see is a start falling from heaven unto the earth and to him was given the see of the bottomless heads were to talk about this what is the side of fell from heaven to the ears and what was the key of the bottomless pit that was given to the star that fell from heaven well the idea the idea of a start falling from heaven gives you the idea that this is representative of something that has a large impact during the time in which this is being described and it comes from heaven in this passage it gives you the idea that I have a religious connotation and yet it's given the key to the bottomless it now if you look at the places in Scripture where the bottomless pit shows up later in the book of Revelation we see here in chapter nine Nelson CNN Revelation Chapter 11 to describe the spirit of atheism that came out of the French Revolution you also see it in at the beginning of a thousand years Satan is is chained for a thousand years so having the key to the bottomless today is the really the greatest connotation now where we are in the sequence of history we've seen the judgment on Western Roman now citrus trumpet begins the judgment on the Eastern run said that we look at history in and watch at the day political religious historical factors that were in place that led to the judgment of the Eastern Roman Empire now chapter eight Texas to about four seventy six eighty with all the Western Roman Empire the sometime after four seventy six eighty were looking at the chief history and political situation in the Eastern round and what we have here and I'll have to say that Uriah Smith's explanation of Revelation chapter nine is probably the best that we have in our church he may be wrong on the king of the North and Daniel eleven but I can give my full endorsement to him on Revelation chapter nine thirty go back and Henry Daniel revelation by your rice beverages and hit some high points but the star that fell from heaven as traditionally understood by alchemist pioneers was Mohammed and Islam Islamic power the Islamic faith that came onto the scene here's what happened shortly after Western Rumsfeld that shoots he world powers at that time were Eastern Rome and Persia and if you were working at Revelation chapter nine shortly after Western Rome fell you might be trying to understand who this power is going to be that comes in a flex Eastern round and it would've been a reasonable guess to say that it would be Persian because Persia was the leading competitor of eastern Rome at that time and yet if you study Revelation nine carefully it actually turns out to be Islam and the Islamic faith that are the Ottomans as we know came to know them they came to be the key power that afflicted Eastern rump so it starts by one of Mohammed 's followers sat a letter shoe the leader of her the king of Persia but his name was Charles Ruth and this is what Uriah Smith said Chaucer 's receipt an epistle from an obscure citizen of Mecca inviting him to acknowledge Mohammed as the apostle of God Shaw stressed the king of Persia rejected the invitation and for the epistle and then Mohammed had this to say after he heard that this invitation was torn up he said it is best explained the Arabian profit that God will chair the kingdom and reject the supplication of trench phosphorus so the Persian Empire was given the opportunity to team up with Islam they rejected that opportunity at that time is long with a small little-known faith down in Mecca in Saudi Arabia nobody really knew who they were and Persia felt that they were a preeminent power that could get fight off run now notice and I believe the status of heaven is Mohammed in the Islamic power to him is given the key of the bottomless to the question is what was the key to the bottomless why was the key that would allow Islam to open up the door so to speak so that they would become the power that could attach Eastern run and at this time round and Persia were in conflict with each other and if you study history have time to get through your rice with documents this nicely Persia had attached Eastern around and had won several battles and had gained the upper hand Enron had become weak and because of this eastern room tonight your sermons they will hate Eastern rounds can be attacked in the fifth and six troubles it makes sense that person would fulfill this role I ended up happening is ROM regained enough strength to come back and attack Persia and what wrong did was if you know geography round comes from the Eastern Roman area which is modern-day Greece and Constantinople and went way up to the north and back around behind modern day or ran and came up from behind an attack Persia and wiped Persia out now now Persia was totally obliterated and was no longer a leading consideration shoe attack round but what happened was is that Rowan weekend itself so much from its long journey to come out up from behind your attack Persia that it no longer have the power to fly off its enemies and Adventist pioneers believe that the seed of the bottomless said it was round in Persia fighting each other and weakening each other so much that allow the Ottoman Empire to come onto the scene and establish her as a as the preeminent military power during the time of six hundred two the time it fell in eighteen forty it was one of the leading military powers and on amends afflicted the Eastern ROM on pretty consistently during that concept anyway not that let's set the stage now for the rest of chapter nine so the fifth angel sounds fall to heaven to him was given the key of the bottomless and noticed first says and he opened the bottomless head so now the star that fell from heaven which is in a slump he's opening the bottom with a notice what comes out of this bottomless that it does there arose a smoke out of upset as the smoke of a great furnace and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the said now notice this this is a religious entity and notice the result of this religious power once it receives its power smoke comes out of the pit what happens to the sun the sun becomes darkened now notice the contrast between that and the faith that Christ represents Jesus is the light of the world and yet this religious entity when wet open the bottomless day it receives its power the smoke that comes out of the state darkens the sun so in essence it's a darkening or hiding the true light of God in the light of this truth suffers to numbers three and there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth and onto them was given power as the scorpions have power so when you think what when you think of locusts what are you saying to locus to be a path him that she would accumulate in large numbers and it's hard to get rid of them and these are low kick of locusts better like scorpions and scorpions have a deadly something to them so here you have locus which are very coastal in short they're all over the place and they have the something of a scorpion those the scribes that the way in which the Ottomans were operating and how they were perceived by their enemies they were all over the place and they had a deadliest thing that they carried with them now versus four and five rivers for specially is very interesting and some people that I now get confused about the chronology of Revelation nine based on Revelation chapter nine verse four that is first for actually let me have him a volunteer read verses four and five foot have a volunteer read Revelation chapter nine verses four and five we have a volunteer back their relationship to nine versus foreign trustee kept everyone in it is not an issue with you and you and me and me only those in which he interested in this issue is that this is the moment this was the point it's like okay so thank you here we see in verses four and five but this power it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass the earth any green thing neither any tree bark the only those men which have not the seal of God and therefore it for heads and that they shouldn't not killed but for him him to reefs that he bring them back in Revelation chapter seven we did our study on chapter seven we studied with the seal of God is marketing a thrill of verses again but we share that the seal of God is the Sabbath now some people may look at this verse believe that this must be talking about after the close of probation when God 's true or people who have been sealed after the closer probation will not be hurt by those your outfits that God 's people but that doesn't fit with the history of the chronology of the seven trumpets and if you understand the history and ecology of the seven trumpets and then in verse four makes sense now I read again from Urias Smith out of the this is the original version of Daniel and Revelation so the paging is different than what you get may be seated Avis is from page five hundred and five oh one from the original version after the death of Mohammed he was succeeded by AppleCare or Abubakar and eighty six thirty two and this is the command that he gave shoe his own his men of of military power he said when you fight the battle for the Lord acquaint yourselves like men without turning your back to let not your victory be stained with the blood of women and children destroy no palm trees nor burn any fields of corn cut down their fruit trees nor do any mischief the cattle only such as utility when you mix an examiner article statue and be as good as your word and as you gather you will find some religious persons you ever tire to monasteries him himself the served on that way let them alone and neither killed nor destroy their monasteries and you will find another sort of people that belong to the synagogue of Satan here shaven crowns be sure you cleave their schools and give them no quarter to let you to return Mohammed and for pay tribute so what happened during this period of time was the Ottomans started attacking the Roman Catholic people in the Eastern Roman Empire and history tells us that Sabbath keepers were spared of the attacks of the Ottomans so Sabbath keepers which samples the seal of God Sabbath keepers were not attacked by the Ottomans and services evidence again that the Sabbath is the seal of God but those you were attacked were those two as was described here were part of the synagogue of Satan and if you remember from the study that the seven churches the synagogue of Satan were those who profess to be Jews but they are not a professed to have that religion of Christ but they really don't and we we saw that I was the Roman Catholic Church and they were the ones that were attacked by the Ottomans of those you have the seal of God and therefore heads were not attacked by the Ottomans now of course that she kept the Sabbath were attacked by the Roman Catholics but they when attacked by the Ottoman sauce the point of this passage if you look in verse five that is said to them the Ottomans it was given that they should not fill them but that they should be tormented five months in their trials as such format of a scorpion now beginning in verse five we had a time prophecy and this is where it's very important to understand the chronology in the history of the seven trumpets because we understand the data in the history of the first four trumpet the month before first four trumpets attacked in the fifth and the sixth trumpet their specific time prophecies that show one the Ottomans afflicted the Eastern Roman Empire and the reason why it's important understanding time prophecies is because it sets the stage for the prophecy revelation ten Revelation eleven and second Advent movement and the sounding of the seventh and seventh trumpet so if we understand that then we have a clear picture of how all of revelation played itself out thunderous life here we see that the Ottomans did not kill the page for immensity for five months now five months is one hundred and fifty literally years thirty days in a month five times thirty one hundred and fifty today for the year principally get a hundred and fifty years now there's two stages sheer the Ottomans attacking the Eastern Roman Empire the first age is the fifth trumpet the second stage is the sixth trumpet the first stage in the fifth reprobates forementioned but did not know what that means is they attack Eastern round but they did not overtake Eastern in the second stage they overtake Eastern round and became the preeminent power in that region by force up until the sixth trumpet Eastern round still had its its own see in Constantinople now the question is from history when did the Ottoman Empire first attack Eastern run and it's very clear from history people all agree with this that the first attack was July twenty seven twelve ninety nine that's a very important day as you will see the July each some twelve ninety nine is a win the beginning of the five months begin that's when the Ottomans finally entered Constantinople and started attacking Eastern run and over the next hundred and fifty years they would attack you can run but they never overcame Eastern Rome and check over from Eastern run during that time and if you go down through verses six through eleven it describes this period of time and what is in a kind of move through this fairly quickly but it shows how badly the tax River sixes in those days shall men seek death and shall not find in show desire to die and death shall flee from them so the attacks were severe bit people did not were not completely wiped out magnesium or seven the shapes of the world Israel like in the horses prepared in the battle there has worth of work crowns like Goldner faces worth the faces of men Ottomans were very well-known to use forces in battle and verse nine they have breasts like that there were breastplates of iron in the sound of their wings what is the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle and then with the verse ten they had spells like in the scorpions and there were stains in their tells and their power with the curtain and five months of there you see the five-month again they had the sting of a scorpion is very painful and this is descriptive of the attacks of the Ottomans on Eastern round in the notice verse eleven and they had a king over them which is the angel of of the bottomless pit whose name and that he return is Avedon but in the Greek sun hat his name has his name appalling now that will how Madonna and Apollyon both mean destroyer so the significance of Avedon the Nepali on is that this power was a destroying power and in the next trumpet were to see that the destruction of Eastern run now notice first twelve and moving through this fairly quickly be you can go back and study the history and Uriah Smith that the key point to understand is the chronology but what's fascinating is that God predicted all this before happen in the chronology fits perfectly with the Ottomans in their attack on East room so they attack for hundred and fifty years and then verse twelve says one while is passed what is that while that's the fifth trumpet so one more stop the fifth trumpet is passed and then it says behold there can't shoe woes more here after now so we have the second and the third was filled which means we have the system the seventh drop of silica so assess here after other words here after gives the idea of a continuation in time so I is seen as the first was passed from the scene from here which is where we are right now after there is akin to a direct continuation of the trumpets sir first while second world as soon as the first woe and the second will start stuff with the word hereafter means and you can see that also in the beginning of Revelation chapter four one the angel told John I will show the things which must be here after now verse thirteen shows a the sixth angel begins the sound of the sixth angel sounded and I heard a voice from the forms of the golden altar which is before God saying to the sex offender which have a trumpet list the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates and that his first fifteen and the four angels released them are prepared for an hour and a day and a month and a year for to slay the third part of next and here's a couple of key points notice where we are in the sanctuary when the sixth angel begins to set were before the four horns of the guilt golden altar which is before God this is still on the holy place served when the sixth trumpet in the sound it some time for Jesus entered the most holy place in your the seventh trumpet you see the arc of assessment and that's the most holy place of the sixth trumpet is the last trumpet before Jesus goes into the most holy place in the sequence of the trumpets now this the fifth trumpet which went for five months or a hundred and fifty years started on July twenty seven twelve ninety nine and went to fourteen forty nine now the sixth trumpet therefore began in fourteen forty nine and we don't have the exact date of when this happen but in the year fourteen forty nine the Emperor of the Eastern Roman empire died and his son Dia cozies spell DEA's year 's CES was to ascend to the surround to take over as the ruler of the Eastern Roman Empire and he was so afraid of the Ottoman shirts that he sent them a written letter asking for permission to ascend to the throne for he would do you said you may say you know what's the big deal well the reason why often poured and is is because the way in which the Ottomans rose to ascendancy in the beginning of the sixth trumpet is the same way in which they were taken away at the end of the sixth trumpet so they essentially became the preeminent power in that part of the world in fourteen forty nine hundred and fifty years after they first started packing you can run when that person who was to become Emperor of eastern Rome asked for permission to become the Emperor basically acknowledging that we are under you Ottomans and I'm not to take over as interim Eastern round unless I have your permission he was grant that permission and he became Emperor the Eastern Roman Empire in fourteen forty nine now the attacks can send you and in fourteen fifty three Constantinople was taken over by the Ottomans so now by fourteen fifty three four years after the sixth trumpet begins the sound the Ottomans are now in charge of Eastern round and they are given power to slay the third part of men for one hour one day one month and one year nephew add up to one hour one day one month and one year it comes out to three hundred ninety one years in fifteen days one hours fifteen literal days one day is one literal year one month is thirty I years and one years three hundred sixty literal years now that all of the three hundred ninety one fifteen so the starting point you have a hundred and fifty years in the printer ninety one years in fifteen days we saw that it's a Gerard continuation it says here after some one hundred and fifty years and from here after you have him years fifteen days so we take this period of time by when what time is I don't have a watch with pencils were almost no chance that we will wrap it up with this basically your three hundred ninety one years in fifteen days from fourteen forty nine in the beginning point July twenty seventh twelve ninety nine fourteen forty nine and another thriller ninety one years in fifteen days affection August eleven eighteen forty and Josiah which was the first pioneer shoe figure this out around eighteen thirty eight originally and then that about a year before that it's maybe sometime in August of eighteen forty in a few weeks or forty Saturday August eleven and what happened on August eleven eighteen forty the Ottomans had been in a tough battle with the Pasha of Egypt on his name was Mohammed all we and they that the Egyptians had attacked the Ottomans enough that the Ottomans had been severely weakened and they were to the point that they were about to be taken over by the Egyptian power now that Western powers of Europe saw this and didn't want the Ottomans to be destroyed by Egypt and the Ottomans felt that they can have an alliance with the four Western powers of Europe so they asked for help and they got help and what happened was the four western cars of your true an ultimatum that they wrote not the Ottomans but the Europeans wrote it they gave it to the envoy the Ottoman sin then deliver shoe the Egyptians it was an ultimatum telling the Egyptians from the Europeans stop attacking the Ottomans or we will get involved now what happened was on August the in eighteen forty when the Ottomans handed this ultimatum she knew the posh of Egypt Muhammad Ali and now the ultimatum from the Europeans was between the Europeans and the Egyptians and so what happened on August eleven eighteen forty was the Ottomans basically said that the Europeans we are underneath you your helping us out we can't take care of this you guys can and when when they when the Ottomans gave the ultimatum shoot Egyptians up until that time they could of done they could've thrown ultimatum away on back to fight Egyptians and it would've still been in their own hands but once they hit an ultimatum shoe the Egyptians the Ottomans destiny was out of their hands and if this is the exact same thing that happened when they first started at the beginning of the sister at the beginning of the sixth trumpet the Emperor of the East Roman Empire said are not as sensitive the throne unless you give me permission at the end of the six trumpet the Ottomans are are asking for help from the Europeans and the Europeans take things into their hands effectively taking power away from the Ottomans just as they had gained that power at the beginning of the sixth trumpet happened on the very day August eleventh eighteen forty and it happened at a time when the Millerite movement was just picking up steam it was just starting to go to the big cities analysis and talk about the Second Amendment class next week with Revelation chapter ten the revelation chapter nine in the fulfillment of these prophecies sets the stage for the power of Revelation ten the second Advent movement we see that God uses the Ottomans to bring down the Eastern Roman Empire and that God is going to judge and avenge the blood of the saints for the first four trumpets with West him extra fun Eastern round and that the prophecies are there to show that in the infallibility of God 's word how true his prophecies are and that he will use prophecies like three hundred ninety one years and fifteen days instead of like a hundred a year you start off of hundreds of years like while it's pretty a hundred and fifty years now is right on the money they says he thinks that's been on eighty three hundred ninety one years in fifteen days literally on the fulfill it right on the mark to show that the second Advent movement is being raised up buying me to prepare a people who will counter the spiritual round during the sounding of the seventh trumpet is when the seventh trumpet sounds and God judges spiritual romp he needs to have a group of people that will counter those you are in battle on enough of the purpose of the Second Amendment movement has so we see this fulfillment of Bible prophecy with a one hour one day one month one year to me when I see a fulfillment of a prophecy like that that makes me excited and thankful to be part of the second Advent movement 's were living in the time after that prophecy was fulfilled we are part of the Second Amendment came on to the scene in revelation chapter ten now as we finish up Revelation chapter nine we see that the Ottomans continued to attack up until the time is fulfilled and we see in verses twenty and twenty one the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands that they should not worship devils models of gold and silver and brass in stone and of wood which neither can see nor hear nor walk neither repented they of their murders nor of their sorceries nor their fornication or process served after we had six trumpets of judgment on Western and Eastern round see that these people still have not repented of their deeds and so God says you've had six trumpets seventh trumpet sounds by final judgment amount can be the final call to come out about one amounts so we have a prophetic message with Reno 's message is to call people out about one of four here for what the faithful thank you


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