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Revelation 14 and 15: The Harvest

Norman McNulty

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Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN

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  • September 27, 2008
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I want everyone dishonest sorry I was not your last week I was in college still for Southeast youth conference that eighty back and I don't see any breaks in the class throughout about how maybe Christmas said her GUI CLB middle of the Somerset should be consistent through out time maybe but maybe one of service revelation by then I think we may be doing Hebrews quote me on that for sure but I think that maybe her next book to study but we are in Revelation chapter fourteen it's week covered the hundred and forty four thousand we covered the three Angels messages we spent one week each on each of the Angels and that was a very powerful and now were going to finish chapter forts he and if all goes well I suspect that will get under chapter fifteen today as well so I'm removing along here to the book of revelations that while we have a winner Curtis Starr our classroom will get right into Revelation father in heaven we thank you for the opportunity to study the book of Revelation for the power that's contained in your word he with us now as we open up chapter fourteen we study about the harvest may we be part of the get harvest at prison Jesus then okay so just as a reminder for Revelation fourteen you have the first five verses describe the one hundred and forty four thousand six through twelve are the three Angels messages verse thirteen is a special Resurrection of verses fourteen to twenty is the harvest and if you look at the outline of the chapter the hundred and forty four thousand is big that we need we were there a special group of people there just like Jesus and we see that the three Angels messages are three special messages that produce the one hundred and forty four thousand and three Angels messages producing than one hundred and forty four thousand Coleman adds in the harvest which is here at the end of Revelation chapter fourteen so were going to study the harvest the harvest is pretty straightforward it's only about six versus so we will read through that now and I'd like to volunteer to read Revelation fourteen versus fourteen through sixteen so just as a reminder if you have a question or comment raise your hand will get the microphone to you and also if you're in a reader verse will get the microphone she says their volunteer to read Revelation fourteen versus fourteen through sixteen serial fixer right on here and then looked and behold a white clouds upon the club one set like into the Son of Man having an acidic golden crown and inosine the sharp sickle and another angel came out of the temple crying with a loud voice to him the settlement cloud thrust in my sickle and read the time is come for the debris for the harvest of the earth is right and he that sat at and he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth and the earth was reaped okay so here we see the picture of a harvest and verse fourteen we seem one sitting on the white cross on a white cloud and he described as like unto the Son of Man who is this sitting on a cloud Jesus out of tracery for a week we can show several places in Scripture where Jesus is described as the Son of Man and you can see that Matthew twenty four for example or in other places to hear we see Jesus sitting on the cloud and what is he have in his hand he has a sharp sickle so the idea of a sexual being in the hand of the Son of Man gives you the idea that Jesus is going shoe reap a harvest season going to set the sickle and cute that which is right and of course the verse fourteen you get the idea that he's ready to harvest is cropped NNM verse fifteen we see an Angel who comes on the thrust in your sickle and read for the time has come pretty to read for the harvest of the earth is right so now to member sixteen we see that Jesus actually stress in a circle and he reaped the harvest any earth now the question then is how we know that the harvest is right so the angel comes until the Son of Man sitting on the cloud okay you can thrust in your sickle the harvest of the year earth is ripe that I'd like to see some examples from Scripture of what it means for the harvest to be right there can you think of some places in Scripture that would describe a right harvest that would give the cleared to the angel decries okay now it's now it's okay just rest in your circle on the reap the Arthur here so any thoughts on okay a lot of return queue James chapter five and by the way James chapter five is a good chapter to be studying right now on a given watching the news but the first six verses are especially relevant to current events that I'm an election on the cut on the basis of our setting it in Revelation fourteen versus seven and a unlike a volunteer to read James chapter five verses seven and eight so it will volunteer back there so the question that were before you read again the question is what is it that ten allow the son of man to thrust in the sickle to read a right harvest the garden reading James chapter five verses seven eight be patient therefore rather and unto the coming of the Lord behold the husband and waited for the precious fruit of the earth and have long patience for it until he received the earth leave early and latter rain be also patient establish your hearts for the coming of the Lord dwell at nine okay so James chapter five verses seven and again is probably a fairly familiar passage that is there anything in the clashes but talks about ripening of a harvest any comments about ripening of a harvest in this passage a case where the comment down here I'll just repeat what he said the ripening of the hi Mrs. upon something and specifically dependent on early and the latter rain so we won't have a ripe harvest and skill there is an early and the latter rain now early rain in its literal most literal sense Celica that there is more to shoot them out we have a comment down here's a what's so there is the early rain in its most literal social attack on that there is a broader meaning to it than that and of course a lot of message when you have a comment Deuteronomy eleven fourteen says that I will give you the rain of your land is due season Sudhir on eleven fourteen Société the first rain in the letter read that the obvious gathering by buy wine oil right okay so again that's a passage that talks about the early rain and the latter rain that that comes in view season and what we see here is that the precious fruit of the earth which is related to the harvest in Revelation chapter fourteen will not be right and so we see the early and the latter rain poured out in early rain is fought out at Pentecost but if you study unscriptural not to take the time to do today the early rain is also connected to our personal conversion experience so another words the latter rains not enemy for out on a bunch of unconverted people you've never experienced the new birth with Christ that we had the new birth were born again born of the Spirit with Christ and when we reach a certain point maturity you will for out the latter rain upon us now you study the rest of James chapter five is an illustration of the Elijah frame from rain says the heaven gave her rain and the earth brought forth her fruit and you wide judge this is with a man subject like passions as we are the type of God lastly people he was translated without saying that and what if he do to keep freight for rain but he knew was promised until I came and then when the rain came the earth brought forth her fruit so what's the illustration for us if we are to be God while state people translated without saying that the one hundred and forty four thousand we trade for the latter rain until it comes so that the earth will bring forth fruit we have a common back there and speak that's everyone can hear you as designed in aberrant do that in Joel two twenty three is a direct reference to the former and the latter rain the import out together right then in twenty nine you get the idea that it deals with the Holy Spirit right until Chapter Chi versus twenty three and twenty nine you thought about the early in the latter rain being poured out and help God pouring out his Spirit upon seven at the very good point so what we see here is this concept of at some point the Son of Man is going to progress in his sickle and reap the harvest of years when it is right and we see from other passages in Scripture that the ripening of the harvest is the end that upon God 's people receiving the power of the latter rain now we've talked about the Holy Spirit import were tied and that the latter rain being poured out and we made an allusion to the fact that we need earnestly be praying for that to be for hotness I want to take a step back and say but let's just look at a harvest perhaps in its most basic sense when you have a harvest it just doesn't get there automatically there has to be getting to the harvest so just thinking an agricultural something of farming since what is the beginning point for a harvest what happens at the very beginning of a harvest you plan the seeds that will eventually grow up into the plants that create your ripe harvest so the question is why is the sea that was planted in the very beginning that will enable a right harvest to be harvested when the latter rain has poured out any thoughts about any passages in Scripture that we describe a seed that was planted okay how about with China John Chapter twelve and this is a powerful concept John Chapter twelve versus twenty three and twenty four and I like to volunteer to read John Chapter twelve verses twenty three and twenty four is what is the seed that was planted in the beginning that will enable a ripe harvest to be harvested at the three have a launcher in the back John Chapter twelve versus twenty three and twenty four and Jesus answered them saying the hour is come that the Son of Man is to be glorified fairly verily I sent you except a corn of wheat fall into the ground inside it Abydos alone but if it die to bring it forth much fruit okay John Chapter twelve versus twenty three and twenty four what we see here Jesus is the hour is come that the Son of Man should be glorified whether this hour that he is talking about deciding about his death on the cross and then he uses this illustration in the very next verse which is clearly connected to verse twenty three races except a corn of wheat fall under the ground and die a bite of the wound but then he says but if it diet bring it forth much fruit so who's the corn of wheat in this illustration the corn of wheat in this illustration is Jesus he is the one who died now what is the result of Jesus die right it says it the corn of wheat to die him bring a fourth much fruit now here's where we can have an understanding now of what a fully mature harvest that will look like when the Son of Man dress and his sickle to read a ripe harvest because the corn of we that fell under the ground and died represents Christ and yet what Christ is saying in this illustration is that because of my death there will be a harvest of fruit that will be fully ripened into the same characteristics that I demonstrated on the cross so Jesus is the seed he was slanted at his death on the cross and the full maturation of the full much Shirley this fruit is high at the harvest after the latter rain has been poured out on God 's people so here is a key point we've all read in Christ will many of us I'm unassuming many of us have read Christ's object lessons page sixty nine when the character of Christ should be perfectly reproduced in his people then he will come to claim them as his own this makes sense when you look at John Chapter twelve in Revelation chapter fourteen Jesus is the corn of wheat he falls into the ground he dies because of his death his death brings forth much fruit what is that much fruit if the fully ripened harvest in Revelation chapter fourteen that comes after the latter rain has been poured out so what is that to you about the characteristics of the harvest it tells you that the harvest that is fully right is a group of people that is just like Jesus the one hundred and forty four thousand now when we study the one hundred and forty four thousand of Revelation chapter fourteen verses one through five we thought that they are without fault before the throne of God and in their mouth was found no guile Jesus is the very same characteristics in first Peter Q so there's no guile in his mouth Hebrews chapter nine says that he was without spot which is the same as without fault so here's the key point Jesus is the seed we are the heart and if I might say not to get off on this too much that this is a further demonstration that Jesus check fallen human nature because the one hundred and forty four thousand have a fallen human nature but there just like Jesus and Jesus was the seed that was planted the producers a mature harvest said Rice said you got an orange from orange to get a crop of wheat from a seed of the it is pretty straightforward so if Jesus is acetamide and forty four thousand is the harvest there has to be a similarity there said just making up for us I see several hands going up on and on see while we take the common over here and then we will will him and stickups ever because that's just for the recording says range something to do with the perfecting process or is it as a result of that respect the process ladder rainfall is a very good question so the question is if the latter rain heart of the perfecting process or as a result of the maturity of God 's people will if you think about the harvest in the Jewish system as Jesus would use this illustration of the Bible right if you see illustration the harvest would reach a point of maturity that when the what when the latter rain or the last rain of the season came there the harvest at that time was best equipped to receive that range so if the latter rain had fallen when it had just become a first the blade before became the ear than the full corn in the year if it was just the blade the latter rain would not have been created you know the full fruits so to speak so that the point is is that the latter rain falls when God 's people are ready to proceed and when it falls it gives the extra power that is needed to finish the work that God will not give power until his people are ready they forgot people need to be ready and then God gives the extra power in of course that people are only ready through the grace of God enter his power anyway that that's that's a very important question what he says the so what we see then is that Jesus is the see the corn of wheat that fell on the ground and you remember the illustration your first the blade the midyear it in the full corn in the year and hopefully were getting close to the time that we have the full corn in the ear the latter rain pours out and will have the harvest so that's that's the ripening of true harvests and we see the characteristics of God 's people in the harvest we see how the one hundred forty four thousand and three Angels messages and the ripening of the righteous harvest all go hand-in-hand so now there's also another harvest and I'd like a volunteer to read verses seventeen to twenty Revelation chapter fourteen versus seventeen through twenty women volunteer down here and another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven he also having a sharp sickle and another angel came out from the older which had power over fire and crowd with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle saying thrust a knife circle chart circle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth or grapes are fully ripe rest in his sickle into the earth and gather divine vigor and tested into the great wine press of the wrath of God the winepress was trodden without the city and blood came out of the winepress even under the horse 's bridle for the space of an thousand and six hundred furlongs okay now here we see that not only is there a harvest of the righteous there's also a harvest of the wicked and again this is the concept of not basically you can read through you see there is a harvest of the clusters of grapes of years back correlates with a one about one year study that out since you much time here is pretty straightforward the key is that as you have a ripening a maturity of the righteous there's also a ripening and maturity of wickedness at the end of time so you have people who become just like Jesus you also have people here become and others just like to say and those are the two options at the end of the judgment and I might remind you that when the judgment began in eighteen forty four when the seventh trumpet began the sale new study Daniel seven the judgment on on Babylon and so forth that the final judgment which begins in eighteen forty four got to the end of time is about the gathering of God 's righteous as Satan is gathering his wicked people so you you have a gathering of shoes to see if he will give the seat of Christ near the seed of the devil Jesus was the seed that was planted out at his death and that it the ripening of the cluster of grapes is the work of the devil the wine about one and all of that and so you have in the judgment you have the righteous and you have the wicked and God is using his remnant people after eighteen forty four cheap gather a harvest through the message of the three Angels messages to counter the work of Babylon which is going to reach a full maturation just before the second coming and all you have to do is watch the NASA say that the devil is actively at work in gathering his harvest and if you're paying attention to what God is doing he in the last several years as far as I can tell he's also striking up a revival from the heart of the church for the young people said there's something going on we see a gathering of the righteous and the wicked and right now is the decision time for all of us you are we going to choose we have a common down here so harvest of the righteous harvest of the wicked in of Revelation fourteen Institute classes of people that will be matured in the world at the beginning by the preaching of present truth from God 's word is from God 's word that two classes of people are formed at it at the end of the world and for those of us who understand had been history through the Millerite time we begin to understand something about our own history in the world that there is the history of the millwrights is being repeated in our own time what that means is that when the church is refused the first Angels message and know our time sister wives as they took a moral fall in Babylon she says is not yet completely following breakout numbers page three of eighty nine but it is regressive movement that will reaches maturity in the world but my point is this that the two classes are not separated and made into two except by the preaching of present through thank you for so I want Amanda Revelation fifteen now I doubt were in a finish Revelation fifteen if I got eighteen minutes on José versus but there's a lot in Revelation fifties always get started on and on with C on this thread and start whenever you start Revelation chapter fifteen verse one to receivers one of the five another sign in heaven great and marvelous seven angels having the seven last plagues for in them is filled up the wrath of God so now we make a transition we see them for a four thousand three angels message is the great harvest and we see were transitioning to the seven last plagues chapter fifteen starts tightening of the seven most like them we take a little of a version will come out in chapter sixteen but we see that in the seven last vices filled the wrath of God and just a reminder that on the gods can be active in the process of destruction of the wicked one he wants to be and some people sometimes have a problem with that concept they here it is in Scripture again so here we have seven angels having the seven last plagues for MMS filled up the wrath of God now if you study the confident we'll get to chapter sixteen where you have the seven last plagues the seven last plagues is the home a nation of the seventh trumpet or the Third World of revelation see of the three woes fifth sixth and seventh trumpet 's animal third while seventh trumpet Clonaid in the Saddam what MSM must place because as you recall the first four trumpet your judgment on Western room seventy six trumpeter judgment on Eastern room seven shrub is a judgment on papal Rome and papal Rome receives the outpouring of the seven last plagues they receive the wrath of God now versus two through four bike a volunteer to read Revelation chapter fifteen versus teacher for in the right if the question is where you create the idea that the seventh trumpet is a judgment or a plate on papal Rome again it's working at the timing and if you'd been in the classroom and find out the question if you look at the history the first four trumpet cover the time the four seventy six eighty with the fall of Western run the fifth and sixth trumpets cover ups of the time period of the fall of eastern Rome and it concludes with a Bible prophecy the end of August eleven eighteen forties and if you look at the seventh trumpet it begins to sound when the sample of God is up in heaven ECV activists estimate of October twenty two eighteen forty four to the seventh traffic begins to sound on October twenty two eighteen forty four that's the beginning of the judgment and if you study the concept of the judgment so here's the point that seventh trumpet points us to the time of the beginning of the judgment altered October twenty two eighteen forty four Daniel seven if you study that clearly shows that that's the time when the papal beast is thrown into the lake of fire so the judgment is about a judgment on papal Rome who persecuted God 's people during the twelve hundred and sixty years well that's talking about the forces that join with papal Rome so anyway we can we can talk more about that after custody after talking about that as we see here then we see the seven last plagues and that is the culmination of the seventh trumpet during the timing and seventh trumpet so then in verse sheets unlike a volunteer to read versus two three four of Revelation chapter fifteen Revelation fifteen chief before back in the there is relation fifteen versus two three four and I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire and those who have the victory over the beast over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name standing on the sea of glass having harps of God they sing the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb saying great and marvelous are your works Lord God Almighty just and true are your ways O King of the Saints who shall not fear you oh Lord and glorify your name for you alone are holy for all nations shall come and worship before you thank you very much now all of a sudden we have a transition here we see the righteous standing on the sea of glass and vomit Moses the song of the Lamb what is I have to deal with a seven-month flag which I can upset a modified and all of a sudden we shift gears and we see the righteous standing on the sea of glass what is the correlation we have a common down here and this is probably working official of keep it short Morgan move quickly through this concept goes back to the design of the experience of those who in verses we talked but the harvest earlier is that experience of the harvest brings about the A right John here's looking back at those people would have just gone through that experience right so it's Revelation is written this way it did it looks backwards forward it it's called past present and future writing the book of Revelation right to John here is taking his back nowadays Elias to see the experience of the hundred and forty four thousand as they gone through the experience of the latter rain and the time of trouble and ninety season standing on the sea block content pairing the victory thank you so the coyotes now we see the forty four thousand eight him through the experience of the latter rain and there's a direct connection here with the seven last plagues because the one hundred and forty four thousand are described here in verses three through four how I know that because this is the group of people to get the victory over the beast 's image and over his market over the number of his name and by the way the piece which represents people around is the entity that that receives the outpouring of the seven last plagues who doesn't receive the seven last plagues those he received are those you have the victory over the beast over his image and over the mark of his name who is that of the one hundred and forty four thousand and they sing a song is a song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the land so these people are the people that pass through the outpouring of the seven last plagues and come out the other side victorious and because of that they are able to sing a song that no one else can sing and it is a song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb now what's interesting inverse for the things they say sound very much like the three Angels messages specifically the first Angels message I think you shall not fear the crucial not glorify thy name of the first Angels message fear God give glory to him they also say for all nations shall come and worship before me for thy judgments are made manifest it is there again you see the the concept of the three Angels messages in the song that they're saying but what does Moses the servant of God and the Lamb have in common with a one hundred and forty four thousand to sing this song at the end of time for the sake of time I'll just point out that in Texas chapter thirty two what this said because God wanted that the East people are wicked I'm going to block the mouth and nose assist your name will be just honored among the heathen if you do you sell rather blot me out from existence destroying the externally so they can be and then Jesus on the cross he was willing to die not just for three days but for all eternity said bring honor and glory to his father 's name and for the salvation of so the one hundred and forty four thousand their experience during the seven last plagues there concern isn't so much and my saved or am I not save their more concerned am I going to just honor the name of God when his name is on the wine before the entire universe is there anything in my life that as I'm a representative of Christ are on this earth that would truth God is wrong in this great controversy battle and of course because they had that same spirit of medicine at the same spirit of Christ they can sing the song of Moses they can sing the song of the land and they can be counted among the hundred and forty four thousand because they are concern isn't so much and my saved or am I not save their concern is is my life bringing honor and glory to God 's name and so right so they're more concerned about glorifying God 's name then their own personal salvation is important other personal salvation as we work for the salvation of the souls of of course that's getting the honor and glory to God and by working for the salvation of those around us and we shouldn't sobbing evangelistic by any means because God is given the way through that work with why is is that we would our our experience in life would probably be very different if instead of having the mentality is this a salvation no issue rather we were most concerned about living a life because we love Jesus so much that brings honor and glory to his name said it's not like we have a checklist like okay this is okay mind this is a salvation which is a lot like not to let my wife well above the bar because I want to bring honor and glory glory to God 's name amount to just try to scrape by get a C- and get into the pearly gates that's not the type of life but than one hundred and forty four thousand are going to be living and because of them because God has a group of people that have this kind of an experience he is justified to pour out the seven last plagues on the beat feet of the beast is the entire opposite the beast is left to itself for itself has received the mark of the beast and all of that and so here you have an entire contractor in the judgment God 's people live completely for God or not wondering are there not checking the salvation of moment down with honor and glorify God and then you have the other side which lived completely for pleasure and for themselves doesn't care about God and when you have the complete contrast then God is justified or vindicated to start pouring out the seven last plagues on the wicked number to finish chapter fifteen next week but there's a quote from the spirit of prophecy I thought about how the righteous leads Seton in the land of forgetfulness is the subtle my fighter banked for now he has this ego being led away so during the seven-month flags the hundred and forty four thousand have a work to do it's a work of leading Satan into the land of forgetfulness so the semi- fighter being poured out the hundred and forty four thousand and nine through Jacobs time of trouble and that's where you talk about next week what is it that enables the hundred and forty four thousand to lead the scapegoat into the land of forgetfulness let's keep setting must be among the faithful to have that extra

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