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Revelation 15: The Close of Probation and the Fit Man

Norman McNulty

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Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN

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  • October 4, 2008
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him thank you that we can study from your word refrain you would bless us as we study Revelation fifteen and the Chapter sixteen I we have a better understanding of your purpose in the finishing of the great Congress and pretty things in Jesus name so lost we we finished up chapter fourteen and the harvest and we got through about half of chapter fifteen and chapter fifteen is a very short chapters only a versus we had time to get through about the first four versus and what you see in the first four versus just a brief review we see at the very beginning of chapter fifteen that there is a discussion about the seven last place in the seven last plagues on the scene after we've had the three Angels messages and forty four thousand and the great harvest and we see the seven last plagues and then as you look at the sequence here we shift from birth one that must place to the hundred and forty four thousand standing on the sea of glass and then we go back at the end of the chapter verse a shoe the saddle must place just about being for about an chapter sixteen is the settlement was being poured out now just for those of you listening audio version those of you studying here chapter fifteen is not in chronological order I've heard some people say that it is that chapter fifteen versus two through four jump ahead to the time where the hundred and forty four thousand are standing on the sea of glass that's after we've left Earth we've gone to heaven and the righteous hundred and forty four thousand are standing on the sea of glass in the song of Moses and the song went than you come back you chapter and were going back to the seven last plagues which report out for the second coming so that associate understand the chronology of a chapter fifteen member normative versus five three million chapter sixteen bit again here's the structure that will looking in verse one we see that the settlement spider about the P about to be poured out and the question would be why would God be able to for out to seven last plagues and if we study the settlement but you see that a sport on the piece persecuted God 's people and the answer is is that here's a group of people the one hundred and forty four thousand he got the victory over the beast the image in the number of his name does are the people should give God the justification to poor office of Hamas place in the seven last plagues we will study out earlier set we see verses one through four we see the hundred and forty four thousand seven on the sea of glass in the song of Moses the servant of God the son of a lamp we discussed the meeting about last week and now were going into some very interesting things and chapter fifteen all of its interest in the this is very fascinating to me starting in verse five I slept late like to volunteer to read Revelation fifteen verses five through eight revelation fifteen verses five through eight Carlos Revelation five verse sixteen three and after that I looked and behold the Temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened and then seven Angels came out of the temple having the seven plagues closed in pure and white women and having their beast your breasts girded with Golden girls and one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God will limit forever and ever and the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power and no man was able to enter into the Temple till the seven plagues of the seven Angels were fulfilled in her something more significant parts of the great controversy stroller or similar to yet another snap notice verse five so after John sees the hundred and forty four thousand and he sees network number in a jump back in time we were in heaven on the sea of glass in our and I come back in time to before the second coming because we see that the settlement funds are about to be poured out clearly the seller must place before the second coming set were in a transition starting in verse five seven what happens or said John looks and behold him what does he see he sees that are yes okay to repeat their own on the microphone this is the temple of God opened in heaven okay this is the looking at the same scene of Revelation eleven nineteen cytosine ricer what you have here if you remember I am Revelation eleven nineteen this is the time of the sounding of the seventh traffic where the temple of God is open in heaven there was seen the archivist testament here we see again simple of the tabernacle of the testimony and heaven was opened so this is a transition point in the sanctuary mastery in heaven Revelation eleven nineteen if the transition from the holy place of the most holy place now you see the arc of the testament and that's October twenty two eighteen forty four the seventh trumpet begins the sound mouse here we are the seven last plagues are about to be for now and we see the sample of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven is opened again and where's the last time we see the art of the testament time we see the seven last plagues so what does that tell you about the ministry of Christ as our high Priest in the heavenly sanctuary last time when the temple of God was opened in heaven ECD Art of the testament the next time it mentions of the temple of God is up in heaven you see the seven angels having the seven last plagues so what you see happening here what's the progression and that in the sanctuary ministry with some common surrender it it seems as though some in the first in the first phase crisis is going from the holy place of the most holy place in the last place when the last phase it it looks like her before that the seven plagues but that crisis put down and sent his sensor and said it is finished to very get served as Carlos stated in Revelation eleven nineteen twenty CDR confessed to suggest that now prices moving into the most holy place to begin his work of administration in the most holy place now on when you see the Temple of God of heaven in the seven last plagues are about to be poured out if the seven last plagues are being about to be for now and then the work of Christ in a mediatorial role is is coming to an end or it has come to an bit it is completed now here's some interesting things are searched the Temple of God or the Temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven is opened now we see seven Angels are six they came out of the temple having the seven plagues closed in white women having their breasts with the Golden girls verse seven and one of the piece gave in to the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God who live us for ever and ever so let's think about this or so the seven Angels have in with within seven miles of the wrath of God and it says floor of the wrath of God said the seven last plagues our H erectus judgment of God it's not gone with drawing is not God stepping back he is directly intervening home in this action of the seven-month flight 's been poor at home and there is sometimes there is a debate about well does God destroy directly or does he just withdraw himself and allow the devil to get I'll have a call with me today believe it's great Congress UK six sixty eight where Ellen White tells us that sometimes God indeed does withdraw and allow Satan to do the work of destruction but other times he actively is part of the of pouring out his wrath so it's a strawman argument is to try to say it's either or is he can do all you are however you want to because he's God that I'm getting a little sidetracked what I want to do now is look at that let's look at that timeline in the book of Revelation and this will help us to understand where God 's people said and where the wicked fit in and in way God 's work is at this time said we see that we have a shift from Christ during his work of intercession and now that the seven last plagues about to be poured out since the seven last plagues are about to be poured out what does that tell us about the close appropriation that would suggest in the we have reached the closed appropriation and not just for God 's church on which started earlier that your judgment begins in the house of God and the latter rain begins to be poured out and the Sunday laws passed in the other early tantra by then send them the severity reach there when parties decided one way or the other but when Michael stands when there's a universal death decrease in the speak then that's it for the whole world and Michael does not stand up in cells the closer provision for the whole world or Revelation twenty two eleven doesn't happen until closer provision for the whole world with this unit is understood in the engine still and that's where we are now so the thing I wanted to point out is what happens to God 's people what is the experience of the one hundred and forty four thousand when probation closes or when the Temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven is open and now the seven Angels have the seven vials of the seven less like what is the experience of God 's people during the time when herbaceous close than the sum last plagues began to be poured out when we know that time right it's the time of Jacob 's trouble so this helps you than to understand why earlier in chapter fifteen the one hundred and forty four thousand are mentioned as standing on the sea of glass there given special mention in chapter fifteen because they live through the time of the seven last play and they are the ones who got the victory of the beast it was marketing the number of his name and it was because they have that experience I got to pour out the seven last plagues but while the seven last plagues report out they go through a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation and so they get special mention in Revelation fifteen as a group of people standing on the sea of glass having the victory of the beast over his market over the number of his name so that's why it's not just random that you have a hundred and forty four thousand in chapter fifteen they are there and because God has a group of people that are like that he can shift the phase of his ministry from most holy place to settle my flights and we has hundred and forty four thousand we should than the most holy place ministry of Christ to where now seven handles are about four of the seven last plagues now here in verse eight verse eight is one of the most fascinating verses to me in chapter fifteen we arty rentable read it again notice businesses in the sample was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power and no man was able to enter into the sample so the seven plagues of the seven Angels were fulfilled so now where it were talking about the for and notice what happens to the temples what happens to the simple of God during this time okay so that simple of goddess filled with smoke and what is the smoke represent it says here in chapter fifteen restate what is the smoke represent in the Temple says the glory of God so what is filling out the sample of God while the seven last plagues or been poured out the glory of God so if the glory of God is selling the sample here's perhaps a rhetorical question that you know God is in heaven now Jesus is in the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary now so why is not smoke of the glory of the Lord filling the temple of God now because God is perfect Jesus was sinless you're on this earth so she's in heaven and glory represents his character and he's perfect why isn't the smoke of the glory of the Lord filling that simple now as opposed to some time in the future after the close of probation so here's the key point what has happened in the sample of God we have a common value we no longer have a mediator right when no longer have a mediator says the charges as part of the no man defy you are not sure I connected to the no man being able to interacting you do it seems like out how to do with there not being a mediator and Selva how to connect that with this mountain is designed in a water gun is not to have to get point that here's here's the point the reason why this sample was still with smoke from the glory of the Lord is because the sanctuary has been completely poor remember Daniel eight fourteen and two thousand three hundred days until the centroid declines the sanctuary will be fully plans when the sons of God 's people are blotted out when a blotted out there blotted out at the end of the investigative judgment as Christ finishes his work in the most lately she stands up in the seven last plague begin to be poured out so what this is telling us is simplest filled with smoke from the glory of the Lord Christ mediatorial work is finished because the sanctuary has been for or in other words the one hundred and forty four thousand are ready now to go through the time of the seven last plagues were the time of Jacob 's trouble that's what chapter fifteen installments said that sample was filled smug in the glory of the Lord and from the power and no man was able to enter into the temple to the seven plagues of the seven Angels were fulfilled now this oldest or the saga this is an interesting thought it's as if no man is able to answer Jesus Christ of course is godly he's also he retains his humanity is that not correct and just say no man could answer what you say well that could mean Moses and Elijah does their human beings in heaven we know they are there that I mean obviously him versatile here on this earth going through the time of Jacob 's trouble Wallace Thomas placed are being fulfilled so it doesn't really have relevant disable the people here and I can go to the temple of heaven to the sudden loss flavorful photos were not there anyway so what this is suggesting is Jesus is our high priest he was also a man he can be our high priest because he was fully man he's not able to enter into the Temple until the son-in-law 's flavorful film which tells us that Jesus has come out of the most holy place and what does the high priest view on the day of its own after he comes out of the most holy heat he places his hands on the head of the state remember that and so the high priest comes out of the sample places his hand on the scapegoat and he is transferring the sense of God 's people other than blotted out under the scapegoat and that's representative of Satan and we know that happen in the Old Testament that was such a fine what would happen here in Revelation fifteen because there is going to come a time when yes Jesus died for our sins he bears our sins and our sins are blotted out with his wide the just because our sins are blotted out doesn't mean that Satan doesn't receive punishment for the sense that he had God 's people commit to any something people committed that are forgiven and are blotted out are ultimately transferred to Satan at the end of the day of atonement after Jesus is our high priest comes out of the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary so now Satan is bearing so to speak or he's receiving the healthy for this you are which Jesus blotted out with his wide so you can see then why Satan wants to get rid of as many people as possible because the more people that are saved the more sensitive thrown onto to his chest at the end of the day of the town and so he doesn't want that so what happens actually others point out in first Kings chapter a when I want to spend too much time on this diet first construct race tighten up the dedication of Solomon 's Temple and Aldus give you the reference first Kings chapter eighty versus basically versus nine through twelve where you see that as the priest came out of the holy place a cloud filled the house of the Lords of the priest could not stand to minister because of the club for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord said that's just another example of when the Temple was dedicated the glory of the Lord filled and here in Revelation fifteen of the sanctuaries cleanse the glory of the Lord filled the temple now here's the point the key point that I want to make before he made on to the seven last plagues what happens after the sons of God 's people are placed on the head of the scapegoat by the high priests what was the next thing to happen in the sequence of the objects of the doubt I'll just repeat the comment the guilt was led into the wilderness by a fit man you can read that in Leviticus sixteen so a fit man leads the scapegoat into the land of forgetfulness now was the fit man the same as the high priest of a were different so the high priest representative of representative of Christ so than the fit man at the end of the damage that will be the scapegoat into the land of forgetfulness cannot be Christ does that make sense Jesus is the high priest he places the simple method of escape near the scapegoat is letting the land of forgetfulness by a fit man he was someone other than Christ now what's your thinking caps on as perhaps not that difficult of a question based on Revelation chapter fifteen who was the fit man okay so the fit man that leaves the scapegoat in the land of forgetfulness is the one hundred and forty four thousand so the fit man who is representative of the hard and forty four thousand Nice UI here in Revelation fifteen went me read to you a call while by Ellen why this is found in Spalding and McGann collection page two and this gives us an idea of the work of the fit man during the seven last plagues citizens page two of spalling him again collections here we read on then I saw that Jesus work in the sanctuary will soon be finished up forward starting about urine revelation fifteen Jesus worked in the sanctuary about to be sent after his work there is finished he will come to the door of the first department and confess the sins of Israel upon the head of escape okay so we've talked about this already so now Jesus is our high priest comes to your first apartment places the sense of God 's people on the head of escape then he will put on the garments of vengeance and fanaticism then the place will come upon the wicked set now after Jesus fits his hand he transfers the sense of escape to its after that the central mosque like to start a report out than this the place will come upon the wicked and they do not counsel Jesus puts on that garment and takes his place upon the great white cloud mountain notices then while the plagues are falling the scapegoat is being led away clearly he's been allowed away by the fit man he makes a mighty struggle to escape but he has held fast by the hand that leads if he should affect his escape Israel will lose their lives I thought it would take time to lead away the scapegoat into the land of forgetfulness after the sens were put on this now let's said notice what happens here on the scapegoat is being led away while the central mosque flags are being poured out and I asked this question earlier the what is happening to God 's people what is the experience that they are going through during the seven last plagues at the time of Jacob 's trouble so how does the time of Jacob 's trouble for a way with the scapegoat being led away because I was at home I mentioned during this quote that while the semi- fighter been poured out the scapegoat makes a mighty struggle to escape he is held fast by the hand the Legion set what is the correlation with Satan making them my struggle to escape all the microphone and dogs people passing through the time of Jacob 's trouble we have a common year the judgment discussing the time in which people 's does it will be going to the time and trouble there is an argument between Satan and the Savior over the sins of God 's people and it's here were singing reduce the devil and says that the he's not rebuke the dog reduce the double and it's there were God 's people Satan is told that their names are engraved on the palms of my hands and this is the mighty struggle disease claiming that we have no right to be in the same place that he's been expelled from wrong and this is the argument that what we see here is that actually studying on the Bible Jeremiah describes this time as men bang on labor of sounds union often and he mentioned me physiologically accurate say that if men were to go through labor they would die when we are built to go through that's just the reality on and yet Jeremiah describes the time of Jacob 's trouble is minimum labor on so what is happening here is that this is that's fine that Satan is a loud shoe on Leach then this fear is shrine Olson temptations to the righteous that have ever been experienced and one biblical example of its high through the seven trial was Joe and Gerald said if you slay me yet will I trust so and and Satan said it you lost them a few let me touch him he'll curse you keep to your face that Joe vindicated God 's character by passing through that experience and showing that he love and serve God just because he loved God and likewise God 's righteous one hundred and forty four thousand during the time of Jacob 's trouble there will be no mediator there will be no second chance and Satan 's last argument in the great controversy is there is no way that a fallen human being to ascend will be able to go through a period of time in which I am allowed to have full power at some station shoot yet God 's people listen there's no way to pass through that period of time and got a seven actually yes they will through my power and so this is the struggle of the hitman leading the scapegoat in the land of forgetfulness now why do you think God has allowed us to lead Satan in the land of forgetfulness of the answer is clear because were not sit yet I mean worse still falling at an fairly easy temptations because we haven't wanted to trust in God completely I'm speaking to my cell phone and we need to reach a level of maturity by the grace of God trusting in him having the experience of humor twelve one through four looking at a gene we found a blog running the race that he set before us so that one we go through the time of Jacob 's trouble God knows that will be able to pass the test and so that's nice take a level of spiritual maturity that has rarely been seen perhaps you could say Elijah and Moses G vignette date they have their points in life when they fell short of God 's glory that God was able to bring them back that there will be a time when there be a group of people described as having the victory over the east and over his image and never is market over the number of his name shoe has such an experience with God that when they passed through the time of Jacob 's trouble they will be truly spiritually fit women women that will be able to withstand every fiery trial and temptation that the devil throws at them and they have the experience of revelation twelve eleven that they were faithful in the death they loved not their lives and the deathly overcame of the blood of the Lamb the word of their testimony and said while the seven last plagues are being poured out God 's people passed through the time of Jacob 's trouble and it's interesting to note that the sample of God is filled with the glory of the Lord during that time because that will be the clearest demonstration in six thousand years of the character of God here you will have people from the weakest wickedest are most wicked generation that has ever lived demonstrating the full power of the glory of God 's character during the most flying circumstance that has ever existed and when it's all said and done in the last plague has been poured out and Satan has been let out of the land of forgetfulness everyone will know that God was right in Satan was wrong because Satan 's argument was what I was in a perfect environment and God 's law wasn't fair and I will save way to these people came from the worst environment there ever was and they show that it's possible to live like your in heaven even the most wicked conditions here on earth with the case closed émigré Congress he said that's our mission is seven thousand it's not to compete with the other churches in the world or to try their church growth methods or anything else our mission is to finish the great controversy to be like Jesus we have the clearest picture of what the purpose of the great controversy is all about that's our mission that's our message and as you remember the three Angels messages those are the three messages that prepare the one hundred and forty four thousand for the harvest and so we need to get past the first Angels message to the second warmest fallen we need to get to the third message and point out what the market visas and a man be politically correct in some circles that we can still do it with a love of Christ and the way we can send for the faith of God 's word is to preach the word we don't fight with the spirit of the devil but we preach the word and that will be the power that will prepare God 's people to be sealed with the seal of God says that Jesus can come out of the most holy place finishes work is the great high priest that the sense of God 's people on the heaven under the head of the scapegoat and then we will go through Jacobs trouble but here's one interesting point notice in this statement Helen Weitz says if the scapegoat should affect his escape Israel would lose their lives so just remember that after the close provision there is no more meet you will want it they in the mosque for exiting port out and passing through the time of Jacob 's trouble and remembered God is going to win his people will pass through he notices people make it but he is not going to fill out to get to that point and so were ready for the course theoretically if we reach that point and we went through it and then we failed to Satan when the great controversy and God 's two powerful he's not going to let Satan the great controversy so were going to be here on this earth until God has a people who are ready to pass through that time so we still have a couple of minutes here so what we have here we see them in chapter fifteen we see the concept of the seven last flags are going to be poured out but they will not be poured out I'm still the hundred and forty four thousand are ready to pass through that experience and when they are then Jesus will come out and it's simple of God will be filled with smoke from the glory of the Lord said that is the time that we are looking forward she is God 's people now we can go ahead and and get under chapter sixteen we does have a few minutes of it as a comment on here it might help to mention the fact that the continuity of the revelation fourteen six through the end of chapter fifty is no break in the continuity it's living history from the point in which the judgment hour begins in eighteen forty two this year 's two thousand and eight so it gives you a little bit of a better understanding two five oh were at in the great controversy in the wrath of God mentioned in chapter fifteen is directly proportional to the wrath of God listen to revelation fourteen verse ten based upon the third Angels message so this is a judgment hour message based upon them of the relevancy of the outpouring of the seven last plagues right at the very good point maybe all I I guess it's probably best optimum chapter sixteen is because you intrude on your bed so I appreciate it's the most confidence that's what you have here we talk about slots for the three Angels messages the first angel of course talk about the judgment our message and what is so critical about this judgment our message with the critical about coming out about almost a critical about not receiving the mark of the beast well for one if you received if you don't come out about wanting if you receive the mark of the beast you will receive the outpouring of the seven last plagues and there is no wiggle room for that and since eighteen forty four we've been living at a time when the judgment could wrap up at any moment and we can enter into that time of the lower crime the closer probation and Jacobs sign of trouble and said the three Angels messages are designed to be the last messages of mercy and remember that they are messages of mercy these are messages from God of mercy that will help people to not receive the wrath of God and as you remember revelation eighteen one life easier for the glory of God so there's no excuse for anyone not to receive this message and so God does everything he can to save as many people as he can at the end of time there be no excuse the Earth will be allied with the glory of God of the three Angels messages and we will have an opportunity to decide one way or the other so let's be that generation see the seven last plagues and passed through the time for the grace of God thank you

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