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The Third Angel's Message

Norman McNulty

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Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN

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  • September 13, 2008
    9:00 AM
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how do everyone a happy Sabbath good to see you here on today's a special blossoms the third Angels message that is one of the high points of the book of Revelation while your ahead and get started we can maximize our time so let's will star has for one of her father in heaven we thank you for this Sabbath day we thank you that we can come together and to study the Bible please bless us now as we approach your word maybe gain deeper insights and your truth accrues and uses minimum this is a reminder if you can't raise your hand and a microphone for the recording gave feel back there has a microphone with Matthew to read a verse as well and would like you to read into the microphone story China Revelation chapter fourteen and we are ninety working especially in verses nine three twelve sedans this is the third Angels message now just as the background to remind us where we are in the book of Revelation Revelation fourteen has three sections the first five verses of one hundred and forty four thousand verses six through twelve is the three Angels messages and then the rest of the chapter describes the harvest so you have a hundred and forty four thousand who are prepared by the three Angels messages and the three Angels messages given by that special group of people on enables the harvest to be right at the time when Jesus concept that's the structure revelation fourteen now what we talked about last week is that in order for the one hundred and forty four thousand to be prepared you look at their characteristics and you say well I'm not at that level yet I have asked Obama God wants us to be aiming for we wonder how we could get to that point will the three Angels messages prepare us to get to that point and the first Angels message as the everlasting Gospel which is forgiveness and victory Everest Center the power of Christ and we see the second Angels message Babylon is fallen now you get to the third Angels message that one of the key points is in order for the one hundred and forty four thousand to be repaired we need to get halls through all three messages so you're the first Angels message in the second Angels message and finally to the third Angels message and all three together will be what it takes to prepare the one hundred and forty four thousand to be got special group of people said were in a study this third Angels message today the rest are now in Revelation chapter fourteen verse nine and like a volunteer to read verses nine through twelve so revelation chapter fourteen verses nine through twelve volunteer with Doctor and the third angel followed them saying within the boys any man worship these in his image receives his Mark in his four head in the same filtering wine of God poured out without mixture into the cup is in and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and dozens of the land and the smoke of their torment ascended up for ever in heaven and they have no rest day nor night was to be sentenced in the and whoever receives the mark of his name number twelve here is the patience to say here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus had said versus nine through twelve is the third Angels message of Revelation fourteen so as we study last week the first Angels message first began to be given by the Millerite movement they preach Revelation fourteen six and seven fear God and give glory in the hour of his judgment has come they mistakenly thought that the hour of God 's judgment was the second coming and yet they preached the message and then they started to preach the second Angels message in the summer of eighteen for when the other Protestant churches checked the Miller writes out of their churches for teaching the imminent second coming of Christ in a few again if you look back at the history of the churches of that time many of the churches called a majority of them were post- millennial was to believe that there be a thousand years of peace and prosperity before Jesus came back said the preaching of the imminent return of Christ was not a very popular message to them and they didn't want here so that was one of the main reason for the military for first out of the churches at that time to the first and second handles messages began to be given even before eighteen forty four but the third Angels message could not rightfully be given in totality or a completion until after eighteen forty four because this was the time when Jesus gets from the holy place of the most holy place into the heart of the test making about the revelation eleven nineteen the Shiva temple of Goddess open in heaven and there seen the archivist when the temple of God is up in heaven at the sounding of the seventh trumpet you may venture to eighteen forty four the final judgment the art of the testament where the law of God is contained in the third Angels message describes a group of people that keep the commandments of God and that includes of course the fourth commandment the seventh day Sabbath so the third Angels message which includes the keeping of the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus should not be fully understood by the Millerite and still there was a rediscovery of the Sabbath message and historically after eighteen forty four the Sabbath was rediscovered we can study the history on TM travel wrote a tract on the Sabbath and eventually got in the hands of Joseph Bates Joseph Bates accepted it he then shared it with Jameson on why James and Ellen White accepted it and then it's done Hiram Edson discover the sanctuary message got together with them and then you had the confines of the Sabbath and sanctuary message in the early believers that historically the third Angels message began to be given shortly after eighteen forty four when there was a discovery of the Sabbath message so going back then she is looking at the big picture of the three Angels messages there is this progression of the first Angels message the everlasting gospel the forgiveness of sin and the power of Christ shoot you like Jesus as well that the everlasting gospel the fearing God giving glory and the judgment our message the reminder that God is Creator he maters in six days rest of the seventh and then the reminder that Babylon is fallen as as we talked elastic a lot of times that missed the focus on the first Angels message then we don't go to the second and the third and if we don't have them in totality than the hundred and forty fourth housing the preparation of a hundred and forty four thousand will continue to be delightfully want to cover all three messages and it is true that once you get past the first Angels message some people may find the second and the third Angels message is to be perhaps a little bit more objectionable but they are here in Scripture God has given them to us for a reason and so we we need to study the mound to be familiar and understand with what these messages are so that we can be properly equipped for the time which we would set the third Angels message we read verses nine through twelve now notice in verse minuses the third angel followed them the first and second saying with a loud voice of this is a message that games that should gain much attention because it's given with a loud voice just as the first Angel is getting and in verse nine we see if any man worship the beast and his image and receive his mark in his four head or in his hand the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God now this requires then some understanding of Revelation thirteen now how many of you were here when we went to Revelation thirteen all just a very few the now how many of you here are Seventh-day Adventists a case of premature everyone so I'm assuming that you would understand Revelation thirteen where it talks about peace his image and that the market is for header and is in just as a quick reminder though because this is the beginning to the third Angels message Revelation thirteen has the QB 's have a beast with seven heads and ten horns coming up out of the sea has been deadly when you have a lamb like these that comes out of years and he caught causes those on the earth to worship the first speech these which of the deadly wound was healed you study that out historically it's clear that the first beast is the papal power second pieces Protestant America and then we have the insecure revelation fourteen nine worshiping the piece that will be worshiping hateful round and his damage and receiving his mark the image of the beast the study of the characteristics of the beast and hemorrhage would be the same as what the orb a very similar pattern or description the image of something as a description of what you're describing the beasts in Daniel and Revelation is a persecuting power that combines the power of the state to enforce religious power and so the image of the beast is union of church and state the March of the beast is enforcement of union of churches they specifically Sunday worship as is the belief review safe here is then the crucial aspects of the third Angels message if you study Revelation thirteen that you get the idea to all the world wonders after the beats so whatever this beast is gearing or the QB some Revelation thirteen is going to deceive nearly the whole world and so God needs something to counter that she do save as many people as he can save during the last days you may ask Wolf you know what's the purpose of the three angels message God 's people down through time he never heard of these messages many of them are in any saved in his kingdom so what's so important about the three Angels messages at a time which we live in now all the key point is that sometime after eighteen forty four the two beasts of Revelation thirteen we don't know when you are going to come together combined church and state and use the power of the state to enforce religious laws and if you're on the wrong side of the equation during that time you will be following man rather than God and God in his great mercy since these three messages to warn his people so that they will have an opportunity cannot be taken over by the working of the devil and by man all of that during the very last days of her sister he said the third Angels message starts off with a warning saying if any man worship the beast and his image and receive his mark in his four head or in his hand the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God which is for it out without mixture into the cup of his indignation now if you read ahead in Revelation the receivers those who are alive during the time of the end to receive the mark of the beast those will be that once you receive the subtle mosque flags and you can see that a revelation fifteen and sixteen and so God doesn't want any of us to receive the seven last plagues and so he sends the third Angels message is a warning saying in Revelation thirteen you saw what the abuses what his images and what the market is I want you to get I love each you much for you to receive any of those things that's the mark of man's authority here on this earth I want you to follow the Lord completely so if you receive those things you're going to receive the wine of the wrath of God which is poured out without mixture by you may say while this presents a very stern picture of God but remember we've already had the first shoe angels the finale of the third Angels message said some people and some address for have make the mistake of drought jumping straight to the third Angels message in the meson for the first time was that you realize you're getting at the market abuse if you keep doing what you're doing and the everlasting gospel was lost side of so we start with the everlasting gospel the first Angels message that your starting point we all finished there we keep yelling sequentially that if you don't start with the love of God and the everlasting gospel if you get the third Angels message and to start counting them as a mark of the beast there got to be like whatever I wanted me for whatever you have mistake as yourself evil and mean sick way to be careful that we aren't misrepresenting God 's character by starting with the most objectionable points of our message without drowning people in the everlasting gospel on the understanding everlasting gospel of the love of God how he died for us now he's in heaven for us now interceding so that we can be like and then you're prepared to receive the second angel in the thirty that until that time in Dunga Strait of the third Angels message when you witness start with the first Angels message they go in order and if you anyway said that's just the key point but we clearly see that the third Angels message is strong and it doesn't water things down now it's clear that God will intervene when it's time when notice here followed the ways of man and they received the mark of the beast and therefore better in their hand God will clash them now some people of our time saying God is directly punishing the wicked you have you have a hard time getting around many verses in Scripture that show that God directly intervenes and polishes however we do need to keep in mind that even one God is cautious even when his cup of wrath is full he still dangle loving thing to destroy those two keys the strength is averaged a point where that's the best thing for them because they would not be happy in the presence of God who wants with the does the text say that he is torturing well that's a good question it doesn't actually use the words for triggers you could say uses the word tormented and again that this brings up a controversial point that I missed a lot of time on that again the whole church colony of Scripture shares home and of course Ellen White bass it upset when the wicked receive the wrath of God especially in a thousand years that they will not burn forever and ever and ever it will be for a short period of time and again that that again is the mercy of God being demonstrated with a convex year let us just yet with the assistance it is what I said I can United States at the microphones only for the recording yet to speak out and it is God fearing it will write to what they had chosen the children and please is a you me rocking to the point when you have the right to think God turned over to it and the merchandise is now defeated their consequence of the doing and if you want to and I thought analysis and because he is an amazing and even if you are married and I'm working in Calgary America now and I'll be on this mom is looking at him these four verses that were to be working out today the one thing I don't want to see us get into on and I feel free to talk to me afterwards and study it further on your own the third Angels message I want this class to turn into a back-and-forth about how does God destroy him and the whole arguments behind that there is a lot of interesting things that we could talk about with respect to that I want to focus specifically on the day the warning that God gives about if we worship the beast 's image or receive his mark on the consequences of that are not positive and yet as a reminder at the end of the third Angels message there is the opposite of worshiping the beast for seniors Mark or his image that's in verse twelve Serena study that in some time there and then finally just as a reminder that when people see these three messages the first Angels message you are reluctant to the second Angels message coming out of Babylon the third Angels message Peter McManus got in the face of Jesus the final product is the one hundred and forty four thousand are the first recently gone the way you have no guile my mouth there without fault before the throne of God ensued as Seventh-day Adventists that is not as are in goals and God raised us up with these three Angels messages to prepare us to be the one hundred and forty four thousand and and I doubt that in one hundred and six the discussion of whether its literal or symbolic I doubt 's literal bit anyway the point is that God has raised up the second at the Sunset district the second Advent movement shoe be prepared to be a special group of people at the very end of time now in verse twelve Boston some time there here in verse twelve this is the end of the third Angels message here is the patience of the saints here they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus now in the first twelve verses of Revelation fourteen we see a description of the Lamb of God we see a description of the saints here we see that the Saints have patience they keep the commands of God and the faith of Jesus now verse twelve is a description of the one hundred and forty four thousand are described as having the patience of the saints keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus there's a lot in this verse he could spend a whole hour just on the characteristics of God 's people in this verse now the one hundred and forty four thousand are described as standing with the lamb of God on Mount finally talked about this and we studied verses one through five they and John who Revelation and the author of the gospel Johnson this is a brief review and John one twenty nine John the Baptist says behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world and in its most basic sense that describes Jesus is the Lamb of God he was slain from the foundation of the world of Revelation thirteen eight the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world who died on the cross for our sins and as we behold him we receive forgiveness of sins we see Jesus on the cross we accept his sacrifice so we receive forgiveness of sins to the one hundred and forty four thousand have received forgiveness of sins as we understand the sanctuary message Jesus is the Lamb of God died for our sins and thirty one A.D. after he died on the cross he ascended to heaven and of the holy place for where he was until eighteen forty four and after October twenty two eighteen forty four years in a most holy place and since that time we've been living in the investigative judgment are also the anti- typical day of it as youths understand the sanctuary message at the end of the day of its comment is simply God 's people will be blotted out and what's interesting in Hebrews in nine posts turn their Hebrews nine versus twenty seven and twenty eight seed we have a volunteer to read Hebrews nine twenty seven twenty one here is what I said I was once they get that many senses then again I is the second time without sin I'm now face okay now this is very interesting third verse twenty eight a specialist of Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many sweet beholding the Lamb of God as our sacrifice on the cross analysis unto them that look for hands that were looking unto Jesus were beholding the Lamb of God unto them that work for him shall see up here the second time without sin what is that mean will than if you get in a humorous chapter ten talks about how the blood of bulls and goats could never take away sent by Jesus by his blood does take away sense so gives you the concept that and actually the word take away some of the phrase take away some means to blot out send in Hebrews nine ten forty percent specifically you can see the inverse for the fever 's ten soaps when Jesus comes back the second time the reason why he hips years without sin for those who work for him as a disease blotted out their sins at the end of the judge so hundred and forty four thousand eight behold the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world so they behold him as their sacrifice they receive forgiveness is sent as they continued to behold him in the heavenly sanctuary they immensely rich while looking images the author and finisher of our faith as they keep looking up at him he will eventually blot out their symptom when he appears the second time he asked here is without sin so that then one hundred and forty four thousand are described in Revelation fourteen they are without fault before the throne of God is interesting and Hebrew so we see Hebrews nine he resent any hits receivers twelve it talks about looking in a Jesus the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross we start by looking him looking at him on the cross despising the shame and a set down at the right hand of the throne of God us in the heavenly sanctuary so what did Jesus you look at them on the cross and then you fall under the heavenly sanctuary and by giving the twentieth here's the second time he will come without sin now what's interesting and then I realize I'm going faster we did this a few weeks ago Hebrews twelve tells us to run the race with patience let us run with patience the race that is set before us let Wang aside everything in the way as soon as we run with patience looking into Jesus this will enable us to have the experience of Christ on the cross and in the muscle it was heavenly sanctuary and when we do that he will be able to blot out our sins so he greased twelve one through four Hebrews nine he reached ten are describing the experience of God lastly people the one hundred and forty four thousand and they run the race with patience and John Elliott Streeter Revelation fourteen choices here is the patience of the saints so I says here is the patience of the saints what it means us here those who ran patients the race that is set before them looking to Jesus the author and finisher of their face and what's interesting is so they look to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith with the finished product is safe on here is fourteen twelve the faith of Jesus so you look to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith you run with patience the race that is set before you looking to Jesus and the end product of the hundred and forty four thousand is that they keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus so when we described this faith of Jesus that's describing the faith of Jesus that doesn't mean faith in Jesus means of faith of Jesus and so if I have for my wife to all us get I believe should get something done but I have if I have the faith of July means the quality of my face is the same as the quality of her face hundred and forty four thousand have faith that is the same quality as Jesus and this was an interesting concept to me and we talked about this a few weeks ago but what's the title of the book of Revelation the revelation of Jesus Christ where is Jesus Christ must completely revealed in the book of Revelation is probably a few pleasant aware is one place where he is revealed in a powerful way to write your revelation fourteen hundred and forty four thousand are a revelation of Jesus Christ and the faith of Jesus verse five in their mouth was found no guile that the same characteristic of Christ in first Peter chapter she describing his experience going through the judgment and pilots all they are without fault before the throne of God is the same description of Christ and Hebrews chapter nine worthless or he's described as a lamb he was offered without spot the word spot and fall are the same word in the in the original language so the one hundred and forty four thousand are a revelation of Jesus Christ at the end of time so another way to think of it is is that God raised up the second Advent movement with three Angels messages to prepare a people to reveal his character to the world we can focus on objectionable parts of her messages the mark of the beast and all that and that's important but that the key point is that the three Angels messages prepare a people to be like Jesus so that we can read your kids love to the world is so truthfully Seventh-day Adventists especially when we study these three messages should be more like Jesus than anything really and him if one noun more for being judgmental or critical or negative then we must suck and God wants us to to give that the whole package and yes there are some more objectionable points perhaps the sun that's in there for a reason we need to give a warning that really one people meet us they should need someone who reflects the character of Christ on after myself got a so working with me I have things that God is convicting me of things that set aside so that I can lay aside those with a sense of that I can be more like Christ all of this have things that we would do well to lay aside so that we won't have the character of Jesus in verse twelve having the patience of the same it does take patience to follow Christ at times but the reward is great and soon guys let the people have the patience of the Saints notice they also keep the commands of God and the faith of you that I want to pass ever this point about keeping the commandments of God remember the third Angels message began to be fully understood after eighteen forty four with the Sabbath message said the law of God commands that God includes all ten but again so that we offend in one were guilty of all so God lastly people who rediscovered the Sabbath message have the opportunity to keep the commandments of God not on their own strength that through the power our price and this implies that the Sabbath is a key part of the last they message of the third Angels message the seventh day Sabbath in contrast to the mark of the beast which is mandated worship earlier in the thirteenth message she had Mark of the beast Sunday man's day of worship keeping the commandments of God which includes the seventh day Sabbath God 's way God state of worship now all asked the question and it's sort of obvious that if you're living by the faith of Jesus and your exercising the same faith that Jesus exercises will you live in obedient life for a disobedient life failed an obedient life now there is other ways to look at this as well I started revelations and we talked about the mystery of God being finished the mystery of God as we learn from Colossians one twenty seven is Christ in you the hope of glory so revelation fourteen twelve is another way to describe the mystery of God being finished because when the mystery of God or Christ in you is completely finished and the lives of the believers in the second Advent movement then it would be accurate to describe God 's people as having the faith of Jesus because practice is Christ is dwelling in your heart by phase to a full completion then it would make sense that you would have the faith of Jesus does that make sense so the mystery of God Christ in you the hope of glory and the mystery of God should be finished in the second Advent movement as it is finished God 's people will demonstrate the faith of Jesus so that's part of the third Angels message patients of the saints keeping the commands of God and the faith of Jesus Sarah was just summarize the three angels messages briefly here again the first Angels message in verses six and seven we see the everlasting docile which as every nation entered China people a message of fear God and give glory to him the judgment our message the message of God as Creator a reminder the Sabbath even in the first angel the message that Babylon is fallen this all in an revelation eighteen we see that with a message about lumping phone we are taught God 's people out of Babylon and we described to Babylon was last week and honestly the loving thing to do is to warn God 's people and I want up there on the wrong side right now when I'm in a given many favors by agreeing that were all okay and were all the same that doesn't do them any favors the loving thing to do is to love and nightly shed in the everlasting gospel okay were in agreement on the gospel mouth and then show them the judgment our message and say you know what you're on the wrong side God wants you to come out and to be with him so that you don't end up being on the wrong side here at the very end that's the loving thing that God wants us to do for his people during this time and the third Angels message shows us the end result of those you follow the east and receives a mark in his image and the end result of that and then we also see the end result of those you follow three Angels messages in their totality they follow the everlasting Gospel they extend Jesus as their Savior they receive him as Lord they receive power to live a victorious Christian life during the time of the judgment and through the power of Christ dwelling in their hearts they keep the commandments of God the faith of Jesus so you will have a few minutes here so that is what God has given us these three messages for the three Angels messages are to prepare us to stand in the judgment and God wants to have a group of people that will be on the serious side when the judgment comes to completion numbers thirteen will will go to verse thirteen here first thirteen is a special verse and like someone to read Revelation chapter fourteen verse thirteen is there volunteer I volunteered in your revelation fourteen verse thirteen and I hear a voice from heaven saying unto me write and yet which die in the Lord from henceforth days late that they may rest from their labors it works okay Revelation chapter fourteen verse thirteen is a special verse describing what we do submit what we call the special Resurrection dancer controlled home versus one to three talk about on a resurrection were summer resurrected it everlasting life in some everlasting shame and consent revelation one also talks about how when Jesus comes with clouds every eye will see him and they'll switch Shearson so there's a special Resurrection for those two were involved in truth the thank Christ but will there's also a special Resurrection for those you died in the third Angels message and revelation fourteen verse thirteen says there's a blessings for those who die from henceforth from the ICU those who die from the time of the sounding of the third Angels message they receive a special blessing LMI describes in great controversy and as a socially confident in the aftermath of EMI .com we like five years ago suffice to know that you have those of us who have loved ones here possibly they will be resurrected to see Jesus come in the clouds on those she died in the third Angels message now wanted to say one other thing before we close I hope you got the idea from class that's the third Angels message is a powerful message the message that describes the characteristics of the characteristics of God 's people at the end of time being just like Jesus a special group and sometimes well-meaning people in the church can do things that don't necessarily benefit the third Angels message Re: from early writings page seventy five here LI says the Lord to show me that the message of the third angel must go and be proclaimed of the scattered children of the Lord but it must not be hung on time I saw that somewhere getting a false excitement arising from preaching time with the third Angels message is stronger than time can be I saw that this message can stand on its own foundation and needs not time to strengthen and that will go a mighty power and do its work and will be cut short in righteousness so that the third Angels message is so powerful if the message that is based on the character of God 's people that God wants the third Angels message to be only related to character preparation and not false excitement not time setting so you may say well what about you being aware of the signs of the times absolutely we should be aware the signs of the times but when it comes to setting dates for it for specific advance that's where we could run into trouble now you may say well when I think it's for the second coming or just setting dates for other events will notify all my schism first selected messages page one ninety one just as God has not revealed to us the time when this message will close or win probation will happen and so if he starts to set times for things like the Sunday law the closer probation your gain the same thing as setting the time for the second coming is we know that once the closer probation cons of sodomy along for the second time that your setting dates for the closer probation you're effectively unit during a time setting message to the Lord makes a very clear through his servant Helen White that he wants the third Angels message to go forth with power but not with a false excitement of time setting and I've also heard people you talk about with the Jesuits are doing and how they set everything up so that all the United States is controlled by the Council of foreign relations in all sorts of weird stuff the truth of the matter is is not about stuff is going to take effect until God 's people received the message of the third Angel and Dominic slows that were about done here but I close with a quote from signs the time September seven eighteen seventy six I hope that you'll take this as a challenge on whites is not one hundredth part is being done that might be done to give the third Angels message to the world not one hundredth part so we have a lot of work to be the third Angels message we need to give it to the world starting with the first going to the second not getting afraid of the Babylon who is not one and the third Angels message Sean what happens when Babylon receives the wine of the wrath of God that we need to dedicate our whole lives in everything we need to the giving of the third Angels message the family will be faithful to that word

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